Quote Of The Day: Some Things Are Not Funny Edition

One thing that isn’t funny is the notion of Sarah Palin as Vice President; another is what she said at the conclave of gun nuts: “C’mon! Enemies who would utterly annihilate America, they would obviously have information on plots. They carry out jihad. Oh, but you can’t offend them. Can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.” Two things just happened that you rarely see in my posts, and may reflect slipping standards. First, there’s an exclamation point in the quote but, much … Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Some Things Are Not Funny Edition

Quote Of The Day: Some Things Are Not Funny Edition

One thing that isn’t funny is the notion of Sarah Palin as Vice President; another is what she said at the conclave of gun nuts: “C’mon! Enemies who would utterly annihilate America, they would obviously have information on plots. They carry out jihad. Oh, but you can’t offend them. Can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.” Two things just happened that you rarely see in my posts, and may reflect slipping standards. First, there’s an exclamation point in the quote but, much … Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Some Things Are Not Funny Edition

Quote Of The Day: Some Things Are Not Funny Edition

One thing that isn’t funny is the notion of Sarah Palin as Vice President; another is what she said at the conclave of gun nuts: “C’mon! Enemies who would utterly annihilate America, they would obviously have information on plots. They carry out jihad. Oh, but you can’t offend them. Can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.” Two things just happened that you rarely see in my posts, and may reflect slipping standards. First, there’s an exclamation point in the quote but, much … Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Some Things Are Not Funny Edition

Mad Men Thread: The Big Cringe

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Mad Men has always specialized in uncomfortable, cringe inducing moments but Field Tripmay be the cherry on the sundae, or the bride and groom on the wedding cake. The latter analogy is the one that fits this episode best. Someone once told Don and Betty that they looked like the couple on a wedding cake. It was at that moment that I knew their marriage wasn’t going to last. The episode places Don and Betty on parallel tracks that end up converging in embarrassment. Don may learn something from his humiliation but Betty being Betty will learn nothing from her lesser mortification.

Time for my weekly windy, discursive, and pointedly pointless comments about this excellent episode but first another picture:

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Continue reading “Mad Men Thread: The Big Cringe”

Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers

The Internet? Not so much. On Tuesday April 22 I talked to Megan in your “customer service” department and asked to be transferred to Rachel Jones. Megan asked me to provide details on my problem and after I told the whole story I said I really didn’t need to talk to Ms. Jones but would be happy to talk to some other supervisor. Megan conferred with her supervisor and returned to tell me that they were reluctant to intervene since Ms. Jones was already on it, and she would call me back. This conversation occurred at 10:10 am and I … Continue reading Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers

Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers

The Internet? Not so much. On Tuesday April 22 I talked to Megan in your “customer service” department and asked to be transferred to Rachel Jones. Megan asked me to provide details on my problem and after I told the whole story I said I really didn’t need to talk to Ms. Jones but would be happy to talk to some other supervisor. Megan conferred with her supervisor and returned to tell me that they were reluctant to intervene since Ms. Jones was already on it, and she would call me back. This conversation occurred at 10:10 am and I … Continue reading Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers

Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers

The Internet? Not so much. On Tuesday April 22 I talked to Megan in your “customer service” department and asked to be transferred to Rachel Jones. Megan asked me to provide details on my problem and after I told the whole story I said I really didn’t need to talk to Ms. Jones but would be happy to talk to some other supervisor. Megan conferred with her supervisor and returned to tell me that they were reluctant to intervene since Ms. Jones was already on it, and she would call me back. This conversation occurred at 10:10 am and I … Continue reading Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers

Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers

The Internet? Not so much. On Tuesday April 22 I talked to Megan in your “customer service” department and asked to be transferred to Rachel Jones. Megan asked me to provide details on my problem and after I told the whole story I said I really didn’t need to talk to Ms. Jones but would be happy to talk to some other supervisor. Megan conferred with her supervisor and returned to tell me that they were reluctant to intervene since Ms. Jones was already on it, and she would call me back. This conversation occurred at 10:10 am and I … Continue reading Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers

Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers

The Internet? Not so much. On Tuesday April 22 I talked to Megan in your “customer service” department and asked to be transferred to Rachel Jones. Megan asked me to provide details on my problem and after I told the whole story I said I really didn’t need to talk to Ms. Jones but would be happy to talk to some other supervisor. Megan conferred with her supervisor and returned to tell me that they were reluctant to intervene since Ms. Jones was already on it, and she would call me back. This conversation occurred at 10:10 am and I … Continue reading Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers

Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers

The Internet? Not so much. On Tuesday April 22 I talked to Megan in your “customer service” department and asked to be transferred to Rachel Jones. Megan asked me to provide details on my problem and after I told the whole story I said I really didn’t need to talk to Ms. Jones but would be happy to talk to some other supervisor. Megan conferred with her supervisor and returned to tell me that they were reluctant to intervene since Ms. Jones was already on it, and she would call me back. This conversation occurred at 10:10 am and I … Continue reading Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers

Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers

The Internet? Not so much. On Tuesday April 22 I talked to Megan in your “customer service” department and asked to be transferred to Rachel Jones. Megan asked me to provide details on my problem and after I told the whole story I said I really didn’t need to talk to Ms. Jones but would be happy to talk to some other supervisor. Megan conferred with her supervisor and returned to tell me that they were reluctant to intervene since Ms. Jones was already on it, and she would call me back. This conversation occurred at 10:10 am and I … Continue reading Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers

Jack Ramsay, R.I.P.

The Donald Sterling mishegas is overshadowing the NBA playoffs, so I wanted to write about a more positive aspect of the game today. Unfortunately, that involves paying tribute to one of the finest gentleman in NBA history, Jack Ramsay who died earlier today at the age of 89. In addition to being a great coach, Ramsay was an intelligent, personable, and decent man whose teams played team basketball at its best and most unselfish. Ramsay was a central figure in one of the best sports books ever, David Halberstam’s The Breaks Of The Game, which is how I became better … Continue reading Jack Ramsay, R.I.P.

Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop

The stupidest fucking guy on the face of the earth: Last weekend, one need not have looked further than the Foreign Affairshomepage for a little bit of political humor. There readers will find a lengthy, circumspect article authoritatively titled, “The War of Law: How New International Law Undermines Democratic Sovereignty.” The piece begins with applause for the Senate’s decision last December to reject the the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, before critiquing a trend sustained by some legal scholars, called legal transnationalism, which favors enshrining articulated international norms of justice in national judiciaries. The punchline can … Continue reading Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop

Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop

The stupidest fucking guy on the face of the earth: Last weekend, one need not have looked further than the Foreign Affairshomepage for a little bit of political humor. There readers will find a lengthy, circumspect article authoritatively titled, “The War of Law: How New International Law Undermines Democratic Sovereignty.” The piece begins with applause for the Senate’s decision last December to reject the the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, before critiquing a trend sustained by some legal scholars, called legal transnationalism, which favors enshrining articulated international norms of justice in national judiciaries. The punchline can … Continue reading Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop

Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop

The stupidest fucking guy on the face of the earth: Last weekend, one need not have looked further than the Foreign Affairshomepage for a little bit of political humor. There readers will find a lengthy, circumspect article authoritatively titled, “The War of Law: How New International Law Undermines Democratic Sovereignty.” The piece begins with applause for the Senate’s decision last December to reject the the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, before critiquing a trend sustained by some legal scholars, called legal transnationalism, which favors enshrining articulated international norms of justice in national judiciaries. The punchline can … Continue reading Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop

Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop

The stupidest fucking guy on the face of the earth: Last weekend, one need not have looked further than the Foreign Affairshomepage for a little bit of political humor. There readers will find a lengthy, circumspect article authoritatively titled, “The War of Law: How New International Law Undermines Democratic Sovereignty.” The piece begins with applause for the Senate’s decision last December to reject the the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, before critiquing a trend sustained by some legal scholars, called legal transnationalism, which favors enshrining articulated international norms of justice in national judiciaries. The punchline can … Continue reading Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop

Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop

The stupidest fucking guy on the face of the earth: Last weekend, one need not have looked further than the Foreign Affairshomepage for a little bit of political humor. There readers will find a lengthy, circumspect article authoritatively titled, “The War of Law: How New International Law Undermines Democratic Sovereignty.” The piece begins with applause for the Senate’s decision last December to reject the the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, before critiquing a trend sustained by some legal scholars, called legal transnationalism, which favors enshrining articulated international norms of justice in national judiciaries. The punchline can … Continue reading Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop

Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop

The stupidest fucking guy on the face of the earth: Last weekend, one need not have looked further than the Foreign Affairshomepage for a little bit of political humor. There readers will find a lengthy, circumspect article authoritatively titled, “The War of Law: How New International Law Undermines Democratic Sovereignty.” The piece begins with applause for the Senate’s decision last December to reject the the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, before critiquing a trend sustained by some legal scholars, called legal transnationalism, which favors enshrining articulated international norms of justice in national judiciaries. The punchline can … Continue reading Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop

Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop

The stupidest fucking guy on the face of the earth: Last weekend, one need not have looked further than the Foreign Affairshomepage for a little bit of political humor. There readers will find a lengthy, circumspect article authoritatively titled, “The War of Law: How New International Law Undermines Democratic Sovereignty.” The piece begins with applause for the Senate’s decision last December to reject the the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, before critiquing a trend sustained by some legal scholars, called legal transnationalism, which favors enshrining articulated international norms of justice in national judiciaries. The punchline can … Continue reading Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop

Quote Of The Day: Some Things Are Not Funny Edition

One thing that isn’t funny is the notion of Sarah Palin as Vice President; another is what she said at the conclave of gun nuts: “C’mon! Enemies who would utterly annihilate America, they would obviously have information on plots. They carry out jihad. Oh, but you can’t offend them. Can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.” Two things just happened that you rarely see in my posts, and may reflect slipping standards. First, there’s an exclamation point in the quote but, much … Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Some Things Are Not Funny Edition

Ted Cruz Should Suck It

God, his nonsense is exhausting: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday called on John Kerry to resign after the U.S. secretary of state privately told important world leaders that Israel could become “an apartheid state” if it doesn’t make peace with the Palestinians soon, as reported by The Daily Beast on Sunday. In a floor speech, Cruz accused his former Senate colleague of displaying a “shocking lack of sensitivity to the incendiary and damaging nature of his rhetoric.” “Mr. President, it is my belief that Secretary Kerry has thus proven himself unsuitable for his position and that before any further … Continue reading Ted Cruz Should Suck It

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – The Bundy Bunch edition

Well, so much for my “no post this week” plans.

They do this to me EVERY TIME!!

OK – let’s get on with it. I was watching Freeperville Thursday morning, waiting for the shit that had already hit the fan everywhere else in the word to finally bob to the surface in Jim (I earned my goverment hoverround) Rob’s sandbox.

When it did, it was almost with a sigh, and a deceptively complimentary headline:

A Defiant Rancher Savors the Audience That Rallied to His Side
NYT ^ | 4/23/14 | Adam Nagourney

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:49:32 AM by smokingfrog

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — Cliven Bundy stood by the Virgin River up the road from the armed checkpoint at the driveway of his ranch, signing autographs and posing for pictures. For 55 minutes, Mr. Bundy held forth to a clutch of supporters about his views on the troubled state of America — the overreaching federal government, the harassment of Western ranchers, the societal upheaval caused by abortion, even musing about whether slavery was so bad.

** snip **

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

*****************

Bundy is now being slammed by the left for being a racist.

1 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:49:32 AM by smokingfrog
YaThink
To: smokingfrog
Like clockwork, the slime’rat response – smear and attackaccurately quote the victim.
FIFY.

These people are despicable.

4 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:59:22 AM by Fido969 (What’s sad is most)
To: Fido969
the slime’rat response – smear and attack the victim.

When a man sticks a “kick me” sign on his own behind…

If he had a better grasp of the fact that black family life has disintegrated in direct correlation to the “War on Poverty”, he has a defensible position. Throwing out that “picking cotton” allusion is just stupid.

11 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:11:06 AM by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
BanHammer
To: smokingfrog
Bundy is now being slammed by the left for being a racist.

Actually, if these statements are accurate he will be slammed by 90% of America for pretty blatant racist remarks. Paul, Heller, etc, pretty much everyone is going to walk about from someone who talks like this.

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

I mean, come on now. You can’t stand around talking about how the negro should have learned to pick cotton. I mean, even the most hard headed amongst us should understand that you can’t ally yourself politically with a person who makes such remarks.

Conservatives really, really, need to pick their battles better. How so many of us get suckered into supporting cranks, completely unelectable candidates, scam artists like Herman Cain who run for office to fund a book tour, etc, etc, I will never understand.

12 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:12:08 AM by Longbow1969
BanHimSlave
And then – the second thread hits – entitled “GOP scrambles to condemn rancher’s remarks on race”.
And it’s on like Donkey Kong!
Please click through to watch the Freeperati lose their alleged minds completely. And bring popcorn.

Continue reading “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – The Bundy Bunch edition”

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – The Bundy Bunch edition

Well, so much for my “no post this week” plans.

They do this to me EVERY TIME!!

OK – let’s get on with it. I was watching Freeperville Thursday morning, waiting for the shit that had already hit the fan everywhere else in the word to finally bob to the surface in Jim (I earned my goverment hoverround) Rob’s sandbox.

When it did, it was almost with a sigh, and a deceptively complimentary headline:

A Defiant Rancher Savors the Audience That Rallied to His Side
NYT ^ | 4/23/14 | Adam Nagourney

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:49:32 AM by smokingfrog

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — Cliven Bundy stood by the Virgin River up the road from the armed checkpoint at the driveway of his ranch, signing autographs and posing for pictures. For 55 minutes, Mr. Bundy held forth to a clutch of supporters about his views on the troubled state of America — the overreaching federal government, the harassment of Western ranchers, the societal upheaval caused by abortion, even musing about whether slavery was so bad.

** snip **

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

*****************

Bundy is now being slammed by the left for being a racist.

1 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:49:32 AM by smokingfrog
YaThink
To: smokingfrog
Like clockwork, the slime’rat response – smear and attackaccurately quote the victim.
FIFY.

These people are despicable.

4 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:59:22 AM by Fido969 (What’s sad is most)
To: Fido969
the slime’rat response – smear and attack the victim.

When a man sticks a “kick me” sign on his own behind…

If he had a better grasp of the fact that black family life has disintegrated in direct correlation to the “War on Poverty”, he has a defensible position. Throwing out that “picking cotton” allusion is just stupid.

11 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:11:06 AM by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
BanHammer
To: smokingfrog
Bundy is now being slammed by the left for being a racist.

Actually, if these statements are accurate he will be slammed by 90% of America for pretty blatant racist remarks. Paul, Heller, etc, pretty much everyone is going to walk about from someone who talks like this.

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

I mean, come on now. You can’t stand around talking about how the negro should have learned to pick cotton. I mean, even the most hard headed amongst us should understand that you can’t ally yourself politically with a person who makes such remarks.

Conservatives really, really, need to pick their battles better. How so many of us get suckered into supporting cranks, completely unelectable candidates, scam artists like Herman Cain who run for office to fund a book tour, etc, etc, I will never understand.

12 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:12:08 AM by Longbow1969
BanHimSlave
And then – the second thread hits – entitled “GOP scrambles to condemn rancher’s remarks on race”.
And it’s on like Donkey Kong!
Please click through to watch the Freeperati lose their alleged minds completely. And bring popcorn.

Continue reading “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – The Bundy Bunch edition”

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – The Bundy Bunch edition

Well, so much for my “no post this week” plans.

They do this to me EVERY TIME!!

OK – let’s get on with it. I was watching Freeperville Thursday morning, waiting for the shit that had already hit the fan everywhere else in the word to finally bob to the surface in Jim (I earned my goverment hoverround) Rob’s sandbox.

When it did, it was almost with a sigh, and a deceptively complimentary headline:

A Defiant Rancher Savors the Audience That Rallied to His Side
NYT ^ | 4/23/14 | Adam Nagourney

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:49:32 AM by smokingfrog

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — Cliven Bundy stood by the Virgin River up the road from the armed checkpoint at the driveway of his ranch, signing autographs and posing for pictures. For 55 minutes, Mr. Bundy held forth to a clutch of supporters about his views on the troubled state of America — the overreaching federal government, the harassment of Western ranchers, the societal upheaval caused by abortion, even musing about whether slavery was so bad.

** snip **

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

*****************

Bundy is now being slammed by the left for being a racist.

1 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:49:32 AM by smokingfrog
YaThink
To: smokingfrog
Like clockwork, the slime’rat response – smear and attackaccurately quote the victim.
FIFY.

These people are despicable.

4 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:59:22 AM by Fido969 (What’s sad is most)
To: Fido969
the slime’rat response – smear and attack the victim.

When a man sticks a “kick me” sign on his own behind…

If he had a better grasp of the fact that black family life has disintegrated in direct correlation to the “War on Poverty”, he has a defensible position. Throwing out that “picking cotton” allusion is just stupid.

11 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:11:06 AM by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
BanHammer
To: smokingfrog
Bundy is now being slammed by the left for being a racist.

Actually, if these statements are accurate he will be slammed by 90% of America for pretty blatant racist remarks. Paul, Heller, etc, pretty much everyone is going to walk about from someone who talks like this.

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

I mean, come on now. You can’t stand around talking about how the negro should have learned to pick cotton. I mean, even the most hard headed amongst us should understand that you can’t ally yourself politically with a person who makes such remarks.

Conservatives really, really, need to pick their battles better. How so many of us get suckered into supporting cranks, completely unelectable candidates, scam artists like Herman Cain who run for office to fund a book tour, etc, etc, I will never understand.

12 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:12:08 AM by Longbow1969
BanHimSlave
And then – the second thread hits – entitled “GOP scrambles to condemn rancher’s remarks on race”.
And it’s on like Donkey Kong!
Please click through to watch the Freeperati lose their alleged minds completely. And bring popcorn.

Continue reading “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – The Bundy Bunch edition”

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – The Bundy Bunch edition

Well, so much for my “no post this week” plans.

They do this to me EVERY TIME!!

OK – let’s get on with it. I was watching Freeperville Thursday morning, waiting for the shit that had already hit the fan everywhere else in the word to finally bob to the surface in Jim (I earned my goverment hoverround) Rob’s sandbox.

When it did, it was almost with a sigh, and a deceptively complimentary headline:

A Defiant Rancher Savors the Audience That Rallied to His Side
NYT ^ | 4/23/14 | Adam Nagourney

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:49:32 AM by smokingfrog

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — Cliven Bundy stood by the Virgin River up the road from the armed checkpoint at the driveway of his ranch, signing autographs and posing for pictures. For 55 minutes, Mr. Bundy held forth to a clutch of supporters about his views on the troubled state of America — the overreaching federal government, the harassment of Western ranchers, the societal upheaval caused by abortion, even musing about whether slavery was so bad.

** snip **

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

*****************

Bundy is now being slammed by the left for being a racist.

1 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:49:32 AM by smokingfrog
YaThink
To: smokingfrog
Like clockwork, the slime’rat response – smear and attackaccurately quote the victim.
FIFY.

These people are despicable.

4 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:59:22 AM by Fido969 (What’s sad is most)
To: Fido969
the slime’rat response – smear and attack the victim.

When a man sticks a “kick me” sign on his own behind…

If he had a better grasp of the fact that black family life has disintegrated in direct correlation to the “War on Poverty”, he has a defensible position. Throwing out that “picking cotton” allusion is just stupid.

11 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:11:06 AM by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
BanHammer
To: smokingfrog
Bundy is now being slammed by the left for being a racist.

Actually, if these statements are accurate he will be slammed by 90% of America for pretty blatant racist remarks. Paul, Heller, etc, pretty much everyone is going to walk about from someone who talks like this.

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

I mean, come on now. You can’t stand around talking about how the negro should have learned to pick cotton. I mean, even the most hard headed amongst us should understand that you can’t ally yourself politically with a person who makes such remarks.

Conservatives really, really, need to pick their battles better. How so many of us get suckered into supporting cranks, completely unelectable candidates, scam artists like Herman Cain who run for office to fund a book tour, etc, etc, I will never understand.

12 posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:12:08 AM by Longbow1969
BanHimSlave
And then – the second thread hits – entitled “GOP scrambles to condemn rancher’s remarks on race”.
And it’s on like Donkey Kong!
Please click through to watch the Freeperati lose their alleged minds completely. And bring popcorn.

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