Being a Teawad Show-Off Hurts People

Scott Walker’s burnishing his “conservative” street cred on the backs of these people: Sam was a volunteer first responder. I had just been rescued from a 30 vehicle pile-up near Sam’s home. Farming was Sam’s main occupation; being a volunteer first responder didn’t help get Sam health insurance. Like so many farmers, Sam depended on help from the state to get health insurance. That help was going away. A few days earlier I met Mary. She was hoping for help from the state to get health insurance. She’d traveled in zero-degree weather across two counties to find me. She relied … Continue reading Being a Teawad Show-Off Hurts People

Take a Lesson, Maria

From the Kids Today: In the paper’s attempts to both track down Alter and gather comments from high-ranking university officials, Patrick O’Connor, the chairman of the board, cursed at, berated and insulted a student reporter. “You call the Chairman of the Board asking for a f—ing phone number?” O’Connor said in a phone interview on Nov. 15, after a reporter asked if there was any way to be put in contact with Alter directly. “Like I’m your secretary?” O’Connor said. “Would you like a sandwich, too?” O’Connor, who received an honorary degree from the university in 2013, then told the … Continue reading Take a Lesson, Maria

Still, With the Pajamas

Are we not past this yet? Mr. Miller was more than happy to explain his N.S.A. segment, which he said he would not change if he had the chance. As a reporter, he has a blend of insider knowledge and careful inquiry that has been lauded by many, including me, especially during the school shootings in Newtown, Conn. He is nothing if not confident, dismissing his critics as ankle-biting, agenda-ridden bloggers who could not be compelled to get out of their pajamas and do actual reporting. “I fully reject the criticism from you and others,” he told me. “The N.S.A. … Continue reading Still, With the Pajamas

Weekend Question Thread

A few years back when a friend was having her first child, we went through all the lullabies and children’s songs we could all remember and realized they were all horrifying. Rock A Bye Baby? Bough breaking, baby falling, scary as fuck. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star? Prompted an explanation of interstellar light and travel. Ring Around the Rosy? Just … no. We finally settled on singing the Indigo Girls to the little thing. Another friend raised her son primarily on early U2 and he’s doing fine. I tend to sing Dylan to the ferrets. They’re unimpressed. What do you sing … Continue reading Weekend Question Thread

Bridging The Gap Jersey Style

Bridging the gap used to be NOLA based car dealer Ronnie Lamarque’s slogan. Maybe they still use it, but they’ve moved on the world ofRonnielogues and such. Lamarque is a larger than life character, he’s owned race horses, sings in his own commercials, and is such a major league douchebag that his ex-wife Carmela put out a contract on his life. He kept the dealerships while she copped a plea and became something of a cult hero locally. Is anyone surprised that a car dealer is a louse and a creep? I thought not… Where am I going with this … Continue reading Bridging The Gap Jersey Style

Bridging The Gap Jersey Style

Bridging the gap used to be NOLA based car dealer Ronnie Lamarque’s slogan. Maybe they still use it, but they’ve moved on the world of Ronnielogues and such. Lamarque is a larger than life character, he’s owned race horses, sings in his own commercials, and is such a major league douchebag that his ex-wife Carmela put out a contract on his life. He kept the dealerships while she copped a plea and became something of a cult hero locally. Is anyone surprised that a car dealer is a louse and a creep? I thought not… Where am I going with … Continue reading Bridging The Gap Jersey Style

Being a Teawad Show-Off Hurts People

Scott Walker’s burnishing his “conservative” street cred on the backs of these people: Sam was a volunteer first responder. I had just been rescued from a 30 vehicle pile-up near Sam’s home. Farming was Sam’s main occupation; being a volunteer first responder didn’t help get Sam health insurance. Like so many farmers, Sam depended on help from the state to get health insurance. That help was going away. A few days earlier I met Mary. She was hoping for help from the state to get health insurance. She’d traveled in zero-degree weather across two counties to find me. She relied … Continue reading Being a Teawad Show-Off Hurts People

Humid City

It’s shameless plug time. I’m posting about New Orleans and Louisiana politics at my boy Loki’s site, Humid City. There’s a municipal election coming up in NOLA and a statewide election so I’ll be on the job over there as well as grinding my axe here. That makes me a Two Blog Man, which is not unlike being a Sixty Minute Man except I do it gratis: Continue reading Humid City

Take a Lesson, Maria

From the Kids Today: In the paper’s attempts to both track down Alter and gather comments from high-ranking university officials, Patrick O’Connor, the chairman of the board, cursed at, berated and insulted a student reporter. “You call the Chairman of the Board asking for a f—ing phone number?” O’Connor said in a phone interview on Nov. 15, after a reporter asked if there was any way to be put in contact with Alter directly. “Like I’m your secretary?” O’Connor said. “Would you like a sandwich, too?” O’Connor, who received an honorary degree from the university in 2013, then told the … Continue reading Take a Lesson, Maria

Humid City

It’s shameless plug time. I’m posting about New Orleans and Louisiana politics at my boy Loki’s site, Humid City. There’s a municipal election coming up in NOLA and a statewide election so I’ll be on the job over there as well as grinding my axe here. That makes me a Two Blog Man, which is not unlike being aSixty Minute Man except I do it gratis: Continue reading Humid City

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Apropos of nothing in particular, is there some kind of rule that says hospital/doctor’s office waiting rooms all have to be miserable hellscapes with uncomfortable chairs, unpleasant and/or too loud TV programs, decorated in color schemes ranging from Early Pepto-Bismol to Late 70s Asylum Tile? Is there a law about placing dusty fake potted plants around, having all the signs be faded and peeling? Why can’t we get some faux-leather armchairs and a decent rug in there, and a radio playing soothing classical music? They make durable furniture that is also inexpensive and/or comfortable, so what is the fucking problem? … Continue reading The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Friday Ferretblogging: It’s a Jolly Holiday with Bucky

Guys? I have a confession to make. I can’t find the fucking reindeer antlers anywhere. I think Claire might have eaten them in revenge for last year. I tore the whole house apart, but they’re nowhere to be found. So, in celebration of Godless Liberal Holiday Season, I give you Bucky in a festive, non-denominational snowboarding hat. Be warm and well, all of you, and thank you for being the best group of readers any blog could ever want. A. Continue reading Friday Ferretblogging: It’s a Jolly Holiday with Bucky

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – I hate TBogg edition

Screw you, TBogg!

I can’t call this week’s Obsession the “Dick Dynasty edition”, and it’s ALL YOUR FAULT!!

Whew. I feel better now. Might as well pry the lid off the drum of bubbling duck-stupid.

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Fired Following Anti-Gay Remarks
Variety ^ | Dec. 18, 2013 | AJ Marechal

Posted on 12‎/‎18‎/‎2013‎ ‎6‎:‎47‎:‎00‎ ‎PM byBlue Turtle

“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson has been fired from the reality program following his controversial remarks in GQ magazine regarding homosexuality.

A+E Networks, parent company of A&E, has released the following statement to Variety:

“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.”

1 posted on ‎12‎/‎18‎/‎2013‎ ‎6‎:‎47‎:‎00‎ ‎PM byBlue Turtle

Atrios asked me (on Facebook) if the Freeperati were “freeping out” over this. My reply:

“And I was going to take a break. This always happens.”

To: Blue Turtle
Are you kidding me?

The left is really asking for it.

2 posted on 12‎/‎18‎/‎2013‎ ‎6‎:‎48‎:‎15‎ ‎PM byskeeter
Ah – “the left”. That monolithic entity that actually controls all competing media corporations.
Do these guys ever listen to what’s coming out of their mouths?
To: Blue Turtle

I hope his entire family simple(sic) says they will not do the show without him. Let them CHOKE on that!

FreudOnVacation

Left wing fascism at its worst.

15 posted on ‎12‎/‎18‎/‎2013‎ ‎6‎:‎51‎:‎52‎ ‎PM byViennacon (Right vs. Left… is Right vs. Wrong!)
To: Blue Turtle

so they prefer an anus?

16 posted on ‎12‎/‎18‎/‎2013‎ ‎6‎:‎52‎:‎01‎ ‎PM bydontreadthis
It isn’t always about you.
To: Blue Turtle

Well I guess all A&E programs are off the play list.

18 posted on 12‎/‎18‎/‎2013‎ ‎6‎:‎52‎:‎47‎ ‎PM bydefconw (Cibco’s my spouse)
How will you ever live without your daily “Storage Wars” fix? Oh, tragedy!
To: Blue Turtle

Thin-skinned Gaystapo strikes again.

28 posted on 12‎/‎18‎/‎2013‎ ‎6‎:‎55‎:‎02‎ ‎PM byfwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
Ernst Rohlm to the pink courtesy phone, please.
GayNazis
Now, now, freepers – isn’t this a time to reflect on prejudice and the damage it does?
Isn’t this a clue to indulge in a little self-examination of your homophobia, hate speech, and gay-bashing?
To: All
33 posted on ‎12‎/‎18‎/‎2013‎ ‎6‎:‎55‎:‎52‎ ‎PM byTomServo
Perhaps not.
To: Blue Turtle
Shut ‘er down and move to another network.

Or start your own like Glenn Beck did.

43 posted on 12‎/‎18‎/‎2013‎ ‎6‎:‎58‎:‎45‎ ‎PM byE. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
Of course! What a brilliant marketing move that would be. Why, Beck has almost 300,000 subscribers left!
AppealSelective
To: Blue Turtle

The anus-lovers of A&E have spoken.

51 posted on ‎12‎/‎18‎/‎2013‎ ‎7‎:‎00‎:‎32‎ ‎PM byE. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
Hey – I can’t help it if nobody loves your ass.
OK – enough of this! Let’s see some Freeper retribution.
To: Salamander

If you’re REALLY outraged, cancel your cable. Yeah…that’s happening. That is why the left has conservatives on the run…all talk, no action.

57 posted on 12‎/‎18‎/‎2013‎ ‎7‎:‎01‎:‎34‎ ‎PM bywho knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark…www.siameserescue.org.)
To: who knows what evil?
If you’re REALLY outraged, cancel your cable. Yeah…that’s happening. That is why the left has conservatives on the run…all talk, no action.

You’re on the internet, right?

Who provides most internet connections? Cable companies.

We’re screwed either way.

112 posted on 12‎/‎18‎/‎2013‎ ‎7‎:‎16‎:‎16‎ ‎PM byExtremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
Heh – he said “screwed”.
To: Responsibility2nd

The trouble is, the only way a cable-only network can crash and burn is if the reaction is so strong is that folks cancel the whole cable bundle that includes it to drop the channel. Of course, this should accelerate the decision of folks to “cut the cable”, but I’m not sure that can hurt Hearst’s and Disney’s bottom line enough to harm the A&E brand in the estimation of its owners.

150 posted on 12‎/‎18‎/‎2013‎ ‎7‎:‎26‎:‎06‎ ‎PM byThe_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know
Details, details. You guys need an action plan to demonstrate to A&E that you are right and they are wrong!
To: Blue Turtle
AE wants to be the pro-Anus Enterer channel I gather.
149 posted on ‎12‎/‎18‎/‎2013‎ ‎7‎:‎25‎:‎47‎ ‎PM byConservativeStatement (“World Peace 1.20.09.”)
That’s not really what I meant.
More Sigmund Freud troll-bait after the homosexualist jump.

Continue reading “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – I hate TBogg edition”

Sunday Morning Video: The Father Christmas Suit

Writer Roy Clarke was the creative force behind the classic Britcom, Keeping Up Appearances. He created two, count em two, great comic characters in Onslow the lovable layabout, and his snooty sister-in-law Hyacinth Bucket, I mean Bouquet. Here’s a holiday episode for your enjoyment: Continue reading Sunday Morning Video: The Father Christmas Suit

I’ll see your malaka and raise you one dipshit

For the past couple weeks, I’ve been more introspective about posts and each time I think, “Man, I should have covered X.” Fortunately for me, Adrastos and A have been on the dime the next day about “affluenza,” the “Duck Dynasty Dumbass” and other fine moments in what happens when the bat decides to shit. Today, that changes… If we’ve learned nothing this year, it’s that talking to regular media and playing with social media can be dangerous, especially when you let your guard down and tell people what you really think. As far as Phil Robertson was concerned, he … Continue reading I’ll see your malaka and raise you one dipshit

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Apropos of nothing in particular, is there some kind of rule that says hospital/doctor’s office waiting rooms all have to be miserable hellscapes with uncomfortable chairs, unpleasant and/or too loud TV programs, decorated in color schemes ranging from Early Pepto-Bismol to Late 70s Asylum Tile? Is there a law about placing dusty fake potted plants around, having all the signs be faded and peeling? Why can’t we get some faux-leather armchairs and a decent rug in there, and a radio playing soothing classical music? They make durable furniture that is also inexpensive and/or comfortable, so what is the fucking problem? … Continue reading The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Weekend Question Thread

A few years back when a friend was having her first child, we went through all the lullabies and children’s songs we could all remember and realized they were all horrifying. Rock A Bye Baby? Bough breaking, baby falling, scary as fuck. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star? Prompted an explanation of interstellar light and travel. Ring Around the Rosy? Just … no. We finally settled on singing the Indigo Girls to the little thing. Another friend raised her son primarily on early U2 and he’s doing fine. I tend to sing Dylan to the ferrets. They’re unimpressed. What do you sing … Continue reading Weekend Question Thread

The Sochi Delegation

Remember when I suggested the Fab Five to lead the US delegation to the Sochi Olympics? I was, of course, jesting but I was delighted when the Obama administration named a delegation in the spirit of my tongue in cheek suggestion. Three, count ’em three prominent members of the LGBT community. I admit to some confusion about Brian Boitano. I thought he was already out but since I don’t follow figure skating very closely, no make that at all, I didn’t know. I’ve never heard of the hockey chick, but Billie Jean King is an icon in my household, partially … Continue reading The Sochi Delegation

Predictable

Governor PBJ stuck his finger in the air and decided to support the bearded bigot: Jindal issued a statement Thursday that suggested Robertson’s remarks should have been respected under the First Amendment and that they were less objectionable than the behavior of pop star Miley Cyrus. “Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV,” Jindal said. “In fact, come to think of it, … Continue reading Predictable

I’ll see your malaka and raise you one dipshit

For the past couple weeks, I’ve been more introspective about posts and each time I think, “Man, I should have covered X.” Fortunately for me, Adrastos and A have been on the dime the next day about “affluenza,” the “Duck Dynasty Dumbass” and other fine moments in what happens when the bat decides to shit. Today, that changes… If we’ve learned nothing this year, it’s that talking to regular media and playing with social media can be dangerous, especially when you let your guard down and tell people what you really think. As far as Phil Robertson was concerned, he … Continue reading I’ll see your malaka and raise you one dipshit

Another GOP Clown Boards The Pro Child Labor Bus

From Album 5 First, it’s not even original. N. Leroy proposed the same thing some two years ago, and it was just as dumb then. Second, using poor children as props for your asinine wingnuttery is…just plain sick. Finally, poor children hardly need any reminding they’re poor. Some of their less poor classmates very likely tease or taunt them — kids can be like that — which, almost unbelievably, might be the LEAST stressful part of their day. Between crappy neighborhoods and parents who might lash out at them, to limited access to books or toys,physical hunger offset strictly by…school … Continue reading Another GOP Clown Boards The Pro Child Labor Bus

Friday Ferretblogging: It’s a Jolly Holiday with Bucky

Guys? I have a confession to make. I can’t find the fucking reindeer antlers anywhere. I think Claire might have eaten them in revenge for last year. I tore the whole house apart, but they’re nowhere to be found. So, in celebration of Godless Liberal Holiday Season, I give you Bucky in a festive, non-denominational snowboarding hat. Be warm and well, all of you, and thank you for being the best group of readers any blog could ever want. A. Continue reading Friday Ferretblogging: It’s a Jolly Holiday with Bucky

Malaka Of The Week: Phil Robertson

I don’t get the popularity of Duck Dynasty. I’ve watched it a few times and have gotten bored so I asked myself why the duck am I watching this and stopped. I do, however, know people who like it, and I’m tolerant of their enjoyment of a bunch of rich dudes in ZZ Top beards reading lines some hack writer has handed them. It’s what passes for reality teevee in 2013. I remain intolerant of people who say stupid shit and lecture others about sin and morality and that’s why camo-wearing, biblethumping Phil Roberston is malaka of the week. For … Continue reading Malaka Of The Week: Phil Robertson

The Sochi Delegation

Remember when I suggested theFab Five to lead the US delegation to the Sochi Olympics? I was, of course, jesting but I was delighted when the Obama administration named a delegation in the spirit of my tongue in cheek suggestion. Three, count ’em three prominent members of the LGBT community. I admit to someconfusion about Brian Boitano. I thought he was already out but since I don’t follow figure skating very closely, no make that at all, I didn’t know. I’ve never heard of the hockey chick, but Billie Jean King is an icon in my household, partially because her … Continue reading The Sochi Delegation