Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Unpleasant Suprises edition

Morning, people.

I was sitting here Friday afternoon when the funniest thing happened – the capstone for this week’s post just fell into my lap,

I was looking at my Facebook feed and saw something funny – something that the Freeperati turned out to be connected with – so I kinda backed into this one, starting with teh funneh and ending up at Freeperville, where this was on display – some Gaster-nomics!


Georgia lumberyard owner hammers Obama on ‘You didn’t build that’
FOX News ^ | 8/1/12 | Maegan Vazquez

Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 1:47:53 PM by Kartographer

President Obama’s message to entrepreneurs that “you didn’t build that” prompted one Georgia business owner to respond with a not-so-subtle retort.

“I built this business without gov’t help. Obama can Kiss my ass,” reads the sign outside Gaster Lumber & Hardware in Savannah, Ga. Owner Ray Gaster posted that and two similar ones at all three of his company’s locations in response to Obama’s comments during a speech to supporters in Virignia, which struck a nerve with small business owners around the nation.

Ray Gaster poses in front of one of his “you didn’t build that” response signs.
1 posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 1:48:01 PM by Kartographer
Wow – I’m suprised he didn’t tell the President to “suck my dick”.
But I digress.

To: Kartographer

I’ll have the chicken sandwich with a side of 2×4’s.

5 posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 1:58:07 PM by Homer_J_Simpson (“Every nation has the government that it deserves.” – Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
The 2x4s are probably more nutritious, and definitely tastier.

To: Kartographer

This picture started circulating through the lumber industry on Monday. By yesterday I had received it at least three times. It has gone viral since then.

God Bless Ray Gaster and America

10 posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 2:05:02 PM by woodbutcher1963
I’m sorry – “viral” and “lumber industry” aren’t two phrases that belong on the same continent, much less in the same sentence.
It’s like saying “lulz” and “insurance salesman”.
Really wanna see some “viral”?
This is teh funneh that showed up in my Facebook feed Friday afternoon.
Several times.
And other blogs,
And emails from friends.
Someone suggested mailing this picture to the good Mr. Gaster.
Being up for some fun, I did a quick web search.
And found this –his Yahoo business page :
These darn kids and their internets-tomfoolery.
More after the jim-jam-jumpin jive…

Next up –Flayed Rice!

Why It Will Be Condi Rice
Breitbart ^ | 7-13-12 | Charles Johnson

Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 6:13:04 PM by STARWISE


Now, the tactics. It is clear that Rice, despite protestations to the contrary, has political aspirations. She is on the lecture circuit and spoke at my alma mater—Claremont McKenna’s Res Publica Society. This is the same program that brought Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and Mitt Romney. There was a meeting beforehand with top fundraisers at Claremont. Rice has also written two books post-Bush office, but unlike others, notably Rumsfeld and Cheney, the books reveal precious little, indicative that she is not yet finished in the public eye. They discuss her historic life as the child of segregated Birmingham, Alabama. It is historic and it is impressive.

It is the real black American experience, not the contrived, composite experience of Barack Obama.

Naming Rice protects Romney from the race question, which will surely be raised because of his Mormonism. It reminds people of his family’s commitment to civil rights (something he has long shared), and it allows him to speak to women. Besides, like with Healey, Romney doesn’t have to worry about being overshadowed by Rice.

It is not surprising in the least that Ann Romney endorsed Mia Love, the black Mormon candidate running for Congress in Utah, in late June. This is the only candidate that Ann Romney has endorsed. Why? It is simply likely that they have race on the mind.

In the same way, Ann’s statement about how the vice president is likely to be a woman shows a desire to appeal to female voters. There are no accidents in this campaign, and that trial balloon was certainly something that they had in mind.

One man’s opinion …
1 posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 6:13:12 PM by STARWISE
…is another man’s lulz.


Because she did such an excellent job secretly agreeing to cooperate with Spain in taking Odyssey Marine’s find from it and giving it to Spain, in exchange for some stolen WWII loot that the United States government would then get to keep?(According to Wikileaks.)

6 posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 6:16:33 PM by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas – or the republic.)
Freepers reading Wilileaks???????
I think I just heard the Fourth Seal cracking open.

Why It Will Be Condi Rice

um, cuz she’s black?

hey condi, can we use you cuz you’re black and you’re a woman?

7 posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 6:17:49 PM by the invisib1e hand (America has enemies. And friends.)
Well, it worked the last time, didn’t it?

To: the invisib1e hand

Blacks no longer have the political influence they once had,


Welcome to “Short Attention Span Theatre”!

and most blacks would not change their vote to Republican anyway.

If Romney is interested in getting people to change their vote, he’d get a bigger bang for the buck by asking Susana Martinez to be his running mate.

’cause she’s a Messican.

9 posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 6:26:10 PM by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)

Nost odious female after Michelle Obama, Suha Arafat and that Mugabe broad.

Smellable clean across the atlantic.

13 posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 6:38:44 PM by Hardraade ( (Obama Kills))
You dropped your dog whistle.
Lest you think all the Freeperati who were singing her praises when she was Dubya’s Dominatrix (note to self – copyright that phrase before the pron industry gets it) have come down with GOPzheimer’s disease:

People on this site used to be passionate about Condoleeza Rice (in a good way) as this 2002 Free Republic thread clearly shows.

What has changed? People here charge that she voted for Obama but I can’t find proof of that anywhere. People also say she’s pro-abortion and I can’t find that anywhere either. Realize that I’m defining “pro-abortion” as somebody who advocates for and encourages the practice.

21 posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:12:02 PM by SamAdams76
What has changed? There’s a black person giving the orders now instead of taking them, and you know how they all stick together, Guilt by association.

To: SamAdams76
Here’s another 2002Free Republic Condi Rice thread (same article) with even more rapturous Freeper response.

What has changed the most over the past 10 years? Condi Rice or Free Republic?

23 posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:17:04 PM by SamAdams76
Any Freeperati want to take a swing at that one?

To: SamAdams76

We both know the answer to that, but you can be banned for saying it.

36 posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 8:43:03 PM by Jedidah
I seem to be fresh out of “Ban Him!” pics.

To: al baby

OK. So, she’s a woman, she’s black, and she’s a lesbian. That kills three birds with one stone. The Dems accuse the GOP of hating all three. We negate their whole argument.

34 posted on Saturday , July 14, 2012 7:56:49 PM by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
Oh dear,” says God, “I hadn’t thought of that,” and promptly disappears in apuff of logic.

To: Askwhy5times
There is no doubt in my mind Condi Rice voted for Obama in 2008. She refused to say who she was voting for and got all teary eyed talking about his victory. How you you put someone who voted for your opponent 4 years ago on the ticket as your VP? A Condi Rice choice would be insane and alienate the base.

I guess she succumbed to tribalism, which many of us do not feel. I work with a Jewish guy (and am in a carpool with him). He’s conservative, but he would vote for Joe Lieberman in a heartbeat. I’ve tried to explain that Lieberman is a total lib and was only moderately conservative in supporting the WOT. In all else, he’s a total lib. This guy was excited that McCain might pick Lieberman as his VP in 2008 (i would not have voted for McCain if he had). Never underestimate the power of tribalism in people who see themselves as traditionally downtrodden.

37 posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 9:04:13 PM by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
OK – what else is waiting in the drum of Umpleasant Surprises?
Ah – it’s McCainiacs!
(composite thread)

McCain: Palin was ‘better candidate’ than Romney
Politico ^ | Tuesday July 17, 2012

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 5:58:44 PM by Bigtigermike

Mitt Romney’s tax returns had nothing to do with Sen. John McCain’s decision to choose Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008, according to the Arizona Republican, saying he chose the former Alaska governor because she was a “better candidate.”

Uh oh.

McCain received more than two decades worth of Romney’s tax returns as the former Massachusetts governor was undergoing the vetting process four years ago, far more than Romney has released publicly in the 2012 campaign. Democrats have questioned whether McCain saw something untoward in those tax returns and decided to choose Palin instead.

But on Tuesday, McCain flatly rejected that assertion and grew angry at questions over his decision to choose Palin over Romney.

Asked why he chose not to go with Romney, McCain said: “Oh come on, because we thought that Sarah Palin was the better candidate. Why did we not take [Tim] Pawlenty, why did we not take any of the other 10 other people. Why didn’t I? Because we had a better candidate, the same way with all the others. … Come on, why? That’s a stupid question.”

1 posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 5:58:54 PM by Bigtigermike
To: Bigtigermike

Palin was a better candidate than Mclaim!

3 posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:01:40 PM by Internet Walnut
To: Bigtigermike

Sorry, Sen McCain, in all fairness Sarah Palin was not prepared for a national candidacy in 2008. In 2012 she is showing much better grasp of national issues and Romney would be smart to pick her on the ticket.


There would be none of the fumbling when asked about the Bush doctrine, anymore. She is now fit and ready to be very effective against Obama-Biden.

6 posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:08:06 PM by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut from the inside.)
And then there are the other Freeperati:

To: Bigtigermike

STFU John.

10 posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:12:57 PM by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
To: Bigtigermike

Shut up Mccain.

Just shut up.

And go dig your fat daughter out of the mud and herd her back to the hog house.

And, by the way, thanks for purposefully throwing the election. You own much of what ails America today.

13 posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:26:41 PM by Cowgirl of Justice
To: Bigtigermike

McCain knew from the start that he was just a stalking horse for the “Progressives” and was not meant to actually win. IMHO he chose Palin ‘cause she had nice legs and a great rack and would be better to look at during the campaign than the Mittens. /sarc She surprised him and the whole RNC and scared them so much that they thought they might win. Not knowing what to do then they figured out a way to blow the election by shooting their own candidate in the foot at every opportunity.

30 posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:09:30 PM by Don Corleone (“Oil the the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.”)
Iwondered what happened in 2008. Thanks for clearing that up. The Republicans would have won if it hadn’t been for that inspired False Flag Operation.
Your Black Helicopter will be landing shortly to silence you.

To: montomike

“W didn’t crash any planes or lose any, like McCain did…”

To be fair, nobody was shooting at W either.

36 posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:44:40 PM by Boogieman
To quote Doghouse Reilly:
“Since the wildly successful two terms of the Affable Dim Bulb President in the 1980s, Republicans have nominated clueless Patricians five times, and Senatorial War Heroes Safely In The Pocket Of Big Money twice. The war heroes lost. The idiots won.”

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Too late to make up for all the damage you intentionally inflicted upon your own running mate, earlier… “Maverick.”


3 posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 3:56:40 PM by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (“If you’re not fiscally AND socially conservative, you’re not conservative!” – Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mr. RomneyCARE was chosen because HE CANNOT WIN.

Gov. Palin was chosen to WIN, but was backstabbed
by Team Romney.

5 posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4:00:00 PM by Diogenesis (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. ” Pres. Ronald Reagan)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not a Romney fan, but McLame needs to STFU.

32 posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:00:41 PM by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
And I’ll let “gortklatu” have the final word:

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh! So now McCain is respected here?

Unless you value individual rants, this forum has lost its purpose.

29 posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 5:53:26 PM by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses – Tony Snow)

It had one??
Time for one more –
I see that the coveted Jenna Jameson endorsement is locked up:

Queen of porn Jenna Jameson supports Mitt Romney : “When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office”
· The Ticket, via Yahoo News ^ | August 3, 2012
This thread has been pulled.
Pulled on 08/03/2012 12:52:02 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator, reason:

No thanks

Maybe this one? ( I saved links to several threads )

This thread has been pulled.
Pulled on 08/03/2012 10:38:20 AM PDT by Admin Moderator, reason:

No thanks

Well, there’s another thread, also rife with “False Flag” and “she botched her plastic surgery, but I’d stil do her” and “diseased whore of babylon” comments…

This thread has been pulled.

Pulled on 08/03/2012 3:49:37 PM PDT by Admin Moderator, reason:

No thanks for the 5th time…

You guys are no fun.
Let’s do a site search for “Jenna”
Hmmm – just that Bush girl showing up.
Why, it’s as if there is finally a topic so embarrassing that FR has pulled every thread referencing it!
Imagine that.
OK – then we’ll have to substitute a different Unpleasant Surprise –Cheney Of Fools!

Dick Cheney: Picking Sarah Palin for VP Was ‘A Mistake’
Yahoo/ABC News ^ | Jonathan Karl

Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012 9:38:46 AM by dirtboy

Dick Cheney has some advice for Mitt Romney on choosing a running mate: Don’t pick another Sarah Palin.

In his first interview since receiving a heart transplant in March, Cheney told ABC News, that John McCain’s decision to pick Palin as his running mate in 2008 was “a mistake” – one that it is important from Romney not to repeat.

It’s subject on which Cheney has some unique experience. He helped Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush lead their vice presidential searches and, of course, served as vice president for eight years. He’s also privately offered some advice to both Romney and Beth Myers, who is leading Romney’s search for a runningmate, on the process.

Cheney would not comment on what he told Romney and Myers, but he was harsh in his assessment of McCain’s decision to pick Palin.

“That one,” Cheney said, “I don’t think was well handled.”

“The test to get on that small list has to be, ‘Is this person capable of being president of the United States?'”

Cheney believes Sarah Palin failed that test.

“I like Governor Palin. I’ve met her. I know her. She – attractive candidate. But based on her background, she’d only been governor for, what, two years. I don’t think she passed that test…of being ready to take over. And I think that was a mistake.”

And George W. Bush doesn’t bear any blame for the state of the GOP in the 2006 and 2008 elections after eight years in office?
1 posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012 9:38:51 AM by dirtboy

To: dirtboy

These clowns gave us all the debt, two wars, and Obama. Go away!

4 posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012 9:41:40 AM by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12… No One Else)

To: dirtboy

As Sarah repopulates the senate with conservatives,

Even Brisket can’t squeze them out fast enough to pull that one off.

we’ll look back and thank John McCain for that “mistake.”

5 posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012 9:41:40 AM by cotton1706
Yeah – I’ve seen how much thanking McCin gets in Freeperville.

To: dirtboy

“But based on her background, she’d only been governor for, what, two years. I don’t think she passed that test…”

Hey Dick, how about the Community Organizer And Chief? Lot of experience there huh?

12 posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012 9:44:09 AM by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
To: dirtboy

That’s right ole DC—McLame should have picked your daughter instead. Gay/Lesbo family values would have been the winning ticket on the VP slot in 08. Ask Romney to pick the daughter for VP. Ugghhhhha

17 posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012 9:46:47 AM by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
To: dirtboy

No purpose is served by such whining from Cheney.

Did he have anything to say about how the Republican party went from one of its strongest postions ever after the election to 2004, to one of its weakest positions ever after the election of 2008 – after eight years of Bush and Cheney and Rove, etc.?

27 posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012 9:52:07 AM by Will88

And if McCain hadn’t picked Sarah he would have gone down to an even more humiliating defeat. The only reason he got as many votes as he did was because of Palin.

I agree; but that says more about McCain’s weakness that Palin’s strength.

The Cult of Palin cannot understand that a national ticket must have broad appeal. Palin excited the hard right – but, she amused or scared the mushy middle. And the mushy middle is who decides elections.

28 posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012 9:52:18 AM by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)

To: dirtboy

Eh tu Dick?

48 posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012 9:58:54 AM by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
There’s a dirty joke hiding there somewhere, I just know it.
Well, the Freeper dismay is starting to clog the filters, so let’s get out of here and make something good happen!

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4 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Unpleasant Suprises edition

  1. "Wolfgang" says:

    Excellent as always, Tommy!

  2. Delta says:

    Not to mention the inspection stickers and tags and insurance and gov’t safety regulations on the vehicles and the property rights that allow him to erect a fence around his property.
    Oh, and that little “freedom of speech” government thing that allows him to tell the POTUS to kiss his ass.

  3. MapleStreet says:

    RE: Who Built it – Kudos to the annotated picture pointing out that even it the owner didn’t get any tax breaks, he still relies of govt a lot. I’d even like to see expanded to the infrastructure – currency for exchange, roads and other transport of goods, govt grants for his business partners, etc.
    RE: Romney’s female Veep – I’m cynical enough to think the rumor of a female veep candidate is an attempt to win over women voters while staying vague enough that no actual action us being considered.

  4. Dee Loralei says:

    Thanks TommyT!

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