Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Jobson/Wetton edition

No post this week, good people. Here’s some video from U.K.’s 2011 reunion tour. I just know that tour drummer Marco Minneman, being of a certain age, must have cut his musical teeth on the original U.K. albums, and had to be sitting there thinking:“I’m in U.K!I’m actually in fucking U.K.!!“ Continue reading Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Jobson/Wetton edition

What You Want Your Children Reading

I keep going back to this line, from Doc’s excellent Friday post about a school district freaking out when a student newspaper has the temerity to point out that rape is not hilarious: The student PUBLICATION is being punished for pointing out that RAPE IS REAL and it SUCKS WHEN IT HAPPENS TO HIGH SCHOOL KIDS. After I read the article, I had a conversation with another parent in my kid’s class about it and the reaction from the parent was, “Well, when your kid gets to high school, would you want her reading about this?” My answer, looking at … Continue reading What You Want Your Children Reading

‘Embarrassing Priests’

Child rape is, in fact, very embarrassing: It is disturbing that the current Milwaukee leader, Archbishop Jerome Listecki, said last week that the church underwent an “arc of understanding” across time to come to grips with the scandal — as if the statutory rapes of children were not always a glaring crime in the eyes of society as well as the church itself. Cardinal Dolan was not a Milwaukee prelate during most of the abuse cases, but he faced a costly aftermath of troubles and warned the Vatican in 2003: “As victims organize and become more public, the potential for … Continue reading ‘Embarrassing Priests’

Weekend Question Thread

Because we’re going to be talking a LOT more about this sitch: What was controversial when you were in high school? Besides the usual sex, drugs and rock n roll, my high school paper got into trouble for pointing out that the new TVs installed in every classroom showing “Channel One” were mostly airing commercials, and that students legally required to be in school were thus being forcibly advertised to, more than they were being informed. I was proud of that story. A. Continue reading Weekend Question Thread

Hodor’s ‘bear following is extensive’

Three and a half weeks! On to Game of Thrones! Has your life been everything you thought it would since the first day you were cast as Hodor? Kristian: I never dreamed things would have turned out how they have. Things seem to keep happening that I constantly have to check myself and think “Really? Is this real?” I knew Hodor would be a popular character… D&D [David Benioff and Dan Weiss] told me he would, but I didn’t think to the level he has so far! I love the guy, I can see why people like him. It’s a … Continue reading Hodor’s ‘bear following is extensive’

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Lazy Bastard edition

Not lazy so much as indisposed. I won't bore us with the details, but it's been a bad week for mobility. So – a quickie. Freepers aver: "Pulling out a gun over a tax is WRONG!" Maniac or Patriot? Chicago Man Arrested for Brandishing Gun over Soda TaxTea Party Tribune ^ | April 15, 2014 | Paul Winters Posted on ‎4‎/‎15‎/‎2014‎ ‎10‎:‎27‎:‎50‎ ‎PM by dignitasnews Chicago resident Nahshon Shelton was arrested over the weekend for allegedly pulling out a 22-caliber pistol gun and threatening a convenience store clerk and fellow customers in his anger over a 22-cent “sin” tax on … Continue reading Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Lazy Bastard edition

Shorter Steve Hickey: Why Don’t All These Homosexuals Want to Suck My Cock?

So annoying, those homosexuals: “People are asking my secretaries to talk to them about anal sex. I’m getting hundreds of replies from all the way around the world, talking about how they want to rape me,” he told TPM in a phone interview on Friday. “I’ve received hundreds of emails, lots of tweets. My wife is getting calls, my kids are getting calls. I’m getting calls at all my phone numbers, home and work, which are public. So this is not a crowd that will tolerate any conversation about what they want to legitimize, what they want us to legitimize.” … Continue reading Shorter Steve Hickey: Why Don’t All These Homosexuals Want to Suck My Cock?

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Mixed Nuts edition

Good morning everyone! The iso chamber’s chock full of the nutty-buddy Freeperati’s funky filberts and pea-nutty goodness, so let’s get to it!

First up –Mama Said Throw You Off!

GOP Rep. Physically Threatens Reporter After Being Asked About Campaign Corruption (Video at Link) ^

Posted on 1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎01‎:‎40‎ ‎AM by tsowellfan

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) threatens a NY1 reporter after he is asked about campaign corruption during a post-SOTU interview.

“Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I’ll throw you off this f***ing balcony,” Grimm said, according to NY1.

“It’s a valid question,” Michael Scotto, the reporter, told Grimm.

“No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy,” Grimm responded.

Here is the transcript released by NY1…

1 posted on 1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎01‎:‎40‎ ‎AM by tsowellfan

Let me see – I wonder what the Freeperati reaction will be?

I’m guessing equal parts “Democrats threaten to throw reporters off the balcony all the time” and “he should have slit the reporter’s throat on camera to show he wasn’t bluffing”.

To: tsowellfan

The MSM was why they ONLY focus on the GOP.

Their Answer:
“When Democrats do this, it is a GOOD thing”.

3 posted on ‎1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎04‎:‎16‎ ‎AM by Diogenesis


To: cincinnati65

Personally, I’m glad he got in the little weasel’s face. I enjoyed the “Uh-oh” moment the “reporter” had when he realized he messed with the wrong guy.

We’re always saying how GOP folk never fight back, and then when they do, some just bemoan it.

25 posted on ‎1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎7‎:‎22‎:‎57‎ ‎AM by NFHale (The Second Amendment – By Any Means Necessary.)

And – check. I have the easiest job in the world!
Some of the Freeperati have the wits to be embarrassed:

To: tsowellfan

Yes, there is a double standard. However this classless moron is probably guilty. Even if innocent he should be working in a transfer station.

5 posted on 1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎10‎:‎42‎ ‎AM by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)

To: tsowellfan

The best and brightest conservative are not in politics. They are out there creating wealth. That leaves the second string running for office and staying there forever.

9 posted on 1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎21‎:‎11‎ ‎AM by HChampagne

To: NFHale
Personally, I’m glad he got in the little weasel’s face. I enjoyed the “Uh-oh” moment the “reporter” had when he realized he messed with the wrong guy.

He is the “wrong guy” for threatening to throw the reporter over the balcany, NOT because he represents our side and the media finally got “put in its place” but because this man is being probed by the FBI over a crooked fundraiser who supposedly helped Rep. Michael Grimm raise illegal funds in 2010 in exchange for the candidate’s promise to help him obtain a green card.

This congressman may or may not be guilty but to go as far as making such a threat to a civilian on camera in order to avoid discussing the issue surely does not make him look innocent.

He’s a stupid politician to say the least.

We have enough government officials from the other side threatening the opposition (ie the IRS scandal) without others from our side doing the same thing on LIVE camera.

How can we expect the House to go after those behind the IRS scandal if they also have similar skeletons in the closet.

This man could do more harm than good.

27 posted on ‎1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎7‎:‎40‎:‎46‎ ‎AM by tsowellfan (

And some of them were just pissed that Grimm apologised (after he realized that it was all on tape and had gone viral) :

To: freedomfiter2

How bad is it with the GOP these days? Bad enough that I’m thinking this guy needs to be in a leadership position. At least he has some spine.

15 posted on 1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎53‎:‎11‎ ‎AM by rbg81

To: rbg81

Unfortunately there’s nothing on the top of his spine.

21 posted on 1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎7‎:‎03‎:‎11‎ ‎AM by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)

To: cincinnati65

Personally, I’m glad he got in the little weasel’s face. I enjoyed the “Uh-oh” moment the “reporter” had when he realized he messed with the wrong guy this nutjob was crazy enough to threaten assault on camera.


We’re always saying how GOP folk never fight back, and then when they do, some just bemoan it.

25 posted on ‎1‎/‎30‎/‎2014‎ ‎7‎:‎22‎:‎57‎ ‎AM by NFHale (The Second Amendment – By Any Means Necessary.)

So – let’s recap:

Democrats threaten reporters with physical violence all the time, even though this has never happened.
Republicans are brave, except when they don’t actually follow up on their threats and are spineless enough to apologize after they realize they fucked up on an epic scale.
No wonder they’re afraid of us!
Odds and ends after the balcony toss…

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They Can’t Stop

How is it possible nobody in the GOP has fitted all the men with shock collars that go off if the word “rape” crosses their minds? “If a woman has (the right to an abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.” Pursuit of sexual freedom. I cannot. But seriously, was there not a memo that went out at some point? SHUT THE FUCK UP. If you want to say this shit, get the … Continue reading They Can’t Stop

‘Hey Dickless!’

This is the best story ever: PARKER JR.: If I died tomorrow, there would probably be a blip on the news [referring to me as] the guy who came up with “who you gonna call.” WEAVER: Suddenly, everyone knew who I was. Kids would come up to me and say, “Did you really turn into a dog?” RAMIS: Teachers were writing me saying, “Kids were playing Ghostbusters in playgrounds, and it was very good. It wasn’t about one set of kids versus another like cowboys and Indians. They were working together fighting evil spirits.” AYKROYD: People in the paranormal field … Continue reading ‘Hey Dickless!’

Happy Kerry Photo

FUCKIN’ MERICA: Mitchell asked, “You have an anti-homosexual law Uganda. And now Arizona is looking into whether it will allow gays and lesbians into restaurants. Doesn’t this show other countries how we feel about homosexuality in our states?” Kerry responded that he was “counting on” Brewer to make the right decision on the bill. “I cannot imagine how the law would withstand the scrutiny of the Supreme Court of the United States,” Kerry said. “So I would hope that she’ll make the right decision.” Kerry added that “this is not an easy path for the United States. But what’s important … Continue reading Happy Kerry Photo

Did Russell Crowe Lose a Bet?

Every time I see a preview for Noah, I assume it’s a parody, like that Jack Reacher thing (that was a parody, right?), but then again: How did Russell Crowe spend his weekend? By asking the pope to go see his new movie “Noah,” of course. The star of the upcoming biblical epic sent a few tweets pleading with Pope Francis to go see the bold retelling of Noah’s Ark. Russell Crowe has, of course, been in a ton of total crap as well as Cinderella Man and Master & Commander, so it’s not like his record is unblemished. STILL. … Continue reading Did Russell Crowe Lose a Bet?

And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’

Wisconsin, you are hard to love these days: The Wisconsin state Assembly approved a bill 56 to 37 Thursday eliminating local living wage mandates for Madison and Milwaukee workers. Assembly Bill 750, introduced by Rep. Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, overrides local mandates setting a living wage for government workers and contractors and prohibits residency requirements for laborers, workers, mechanics and truck drivers working on local projects for the public. Living wage is defined as pay high enough for employees to support themselves. Wisconsin law currently prevents city officials from creating a local living wage mandate unless the employee works for the … Continue reading And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’

You’re Paying Either Way

The anti-tax small-goverment teawads never do get this through their thick skulls: This is the most telling part of the article and helps show the damage really done by Act 10: Leah Lipska, the president of Local 1, scoffs at Mr. Walker’s famous suggestion that public employees are the “haves” in society, noting that many earn less than $35,000 a year. And the law, says Ms. Lipska, an information systems technician with the state corrections system, has made things much worse. “My family is now on food stamps,” said Ms. Lipska, a mother of three who earns $18.62 an hour. … Continue reading You’re Paying Either Way

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Something Old, Something New edition

Aaagh – Monday already? OK – we’ll start with a new thread, then go back for some well-aged nuggets of prime stupid.

Starting off – Too Shyster, Shyster! (composite thread)

Anne Coulter: ‘Shysters’ who attack ‘establishment’ GOP risk control of Senate ^ | February 20, 2014 | David W. Thornton

Posted on ‎2‎/‎20‎/‎2014‎ ‎1‎:‎54‎:‎30‎ ‎PM by SoConPubbie

On Sean Hannity’s Fox News show on February 19, guest Anne Coulter and Hannity got into a heated discussion about the nature of the Tea Party on its fifth anniversary. While both are Tea Party supporters, Coulter differentiated between “people in America who call themselves Tea Partiers [who] are fantastic” and the “con men and scamsters” who “trick good Americans into sending them money, claiming we are fighting for you and they aren’t fighting for you.”

“Basically anyone who claims to be going after establishment Republicans, the key word there is ‘Republican,'” Coulter said. “If we don’t elect Republicans, I don’t care which Republican, we will not repeal Obamacare.” She continued, “The only way to repeal Obamacare is to elect Republicans. It is not to be fighting against Republicans.”

Coulter said that everyone has “got to read” Thomas Sowell’s column, “Cruz Control,” published on Feb. 18, in which the prominent conservative economist and author criticizes Ted Cruz for weakening the Republican Party in order to remake it as a more pure conservative party in the long term. Sowell argues that such a strategy may bring America past the point of no return with respect to both Obamacare and the larger erosion of personal freedoms. She also pointed out that groups that attack Republicans would face less media scrutiny than groups that attack Democrats.

. . . .

When Hannity asked why the Republicans could not force the issue on the Keystone pipeline, the debt ceiling, and a host of other issues, and implied that the GOP had given up the fight, Coulter replied, “Fight to give them a majority then we will repeal Obamacare and have the keys to the pipeline.”

1 posted on 2‎/‎20‎/‎2014‎ ‎1‎:‎54‎:‎30‎ ‎PM by SoConPubbie
(just so everyone will remember) :

Well there you have it…Coulter turned RINO.
1 posted on 2‎/‎20‎/‎2014‎ ‎12‎:‎01‎:‎13‎ ‎PM by mandaladon

To: SoConPubbie

Coulter said. “If we don’t elect Republicans, I don’t care which Republican, we will not repeal Obamacare.”


3 posted on ‎2‎/‎20‎/‎2014‎ ‎1‎:‎56‎:‎57‎ ‎PM by GraceG

Do you forget that your caps lock is on?

To: mandaladon

I used to think she was a real conservative.

4 posted on 2‎/‎20‎/‎2014‎ ‎12‎:‎03‎:‎57‎ ‎PM by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)


To: mandaladon

Skinny bitch can kiss my ass

8 posted on 2‎/‎20‎/‎2014‎ ‎12‎:‎04‎:‎50‎ ‎PM by Sybeck1

To: mandaladon

Anne likes the money. Becoming a RINO prostitute? She has done it before.

16 posted on ‎2‎/‎20‎/‎2014‎ ‎12‎:‎07‎:‎49‎ ‎PM by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(

Come on now, boys – you turds used to drool over her ass like it was going out of style. Where’s the love?

To: mandaladon
Coulter is a RINO whore. I will never forgive her for supporting the budget 2011/debt ceiling negotiations. She’s a money grabbing bull shyster with a RINO “R” behind her name.
40 posted on 2‎/‎20‎/‎2014‎ ‎12‎:‎26‎:‎36‎ ‎PM by Chgogal (Obama “hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls…” CMH)

Sorry I asked.

To: Aurorales

Both her and Limbaugh like to live amongst liberals and live the liberal lifestyle, but they play conservatives on the radio and TV.

39 posted on ‎2‎/‎20‎/‎2014‎ ‎12‎:‎26‎:‎23‎ ‎PM by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)


To: xzins

The war is on. We need a coordinated counter offensive. This means that we must all rally around Ted Cruz. He is being viciously attacked by the left and the squishy middle. He’s obviously our point man in the war to restore the Republic.

Free Republic is Cruz Country.

Cruz/Palin 2016

Lets start printing the bumper stickers and t-shirts.

In the interim we need to change some dirty diapers in the GOP leadership.

78 posted on ‎2‎/‎20‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎57‎:‎26‎ ‎PM by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)


To: Boogieman

Just a reply to everyone in general.

Coulter’s point is that the country is in immediate danger of being steamrolled by something much worse than liberal republicans. While we are busy trying to change the “status quo”, we may lose the country in a way that is much, much worse than Rinos in D.C. Thomas Sowell related this to the Nazis in Germany. The majority was split, allowing the Nazis to take power and do their worst. The change in status quo may have to wait in order to put the brakes on the Dems, or we may reach a point of no return. And at that point, there won’t be any Republican party or Tea Party.

One thing Democrats have always been good at is biding their time.Coulter and Sowell are just saying that we need to be practical and get our priorities straight.

60 posted on 2‎/‎20‎/‎2014‎ ‎3‎:‎59‎:‎00‎ ‎PM by Bladerunner

Older stuff after the jump.

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – When Freepers Atttack! edition

Well, it’s a month and a half into the latest Freepathon, and they’re only at 56%. If some of you readers don’t go over there and contribute, I’m going to be out of a gig come March. Perhaps in an attempt to gin up some enthusiasm, Jim Rob has decided to join forces with the local teabaggers and give the President a piece of his alleged mind by showing up in his tax-dollar-purchased Hoveround to protest Obummer’s appearance at Fresno this past Friday. Happy Valentine’s! Jim’s FReepin Obama in Fresno! Updates Here Afterward (FReepathon Thread XXVII) Free Republic | February … Continue reading Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – When Freepers Atttack! edition

Today in Humiliating Children to Improve Them

CHRIST: Last year, K-12 teachers in the Holyoke, Massachusetts school district were told to try a new tactic to improve test scores: posting “data walls” in their classrooms. The walls list students by name and rank them by their scores on standardized tests. This, they say administrators told them, would motivate children to try harder on those tests. Teachers did so, many unwillingly. Agustin Morales, an English teacher at Maurice A. Donahue Elementary School in Holyoke felt pressure to comply, but finds the data walls cruel. One of his top students did poorly on a standardized test in November and … Continue reading Today in Humiliating Children to Improve Them

Moran Panics

A comprehensive list of shit that DOES NOT EXIST. For serious, the local papers and TV stations that get sucked into covering this kind of thing are the worst. The tone of these stories: Just this week, police say an underage teen was involved in the bracelet dares. Her black band was snapped and she had sex with two other teens. 19-year old, Joseph Valdez was arrested for the incident. He’s accused of letting the teens into the home to have sex. “One of the males reached over and ripped off this plastic bracelet off her hand,” says Jeffries, “and … Continue reading Moran Panics

Weekend Question Thread

Since I’ve had Kick, my parents have been regaling me with stories of what I was like as a baby, and what my younger siblings were like. No deep, dark family secrets really, just things I’d either never known or had known and forgotten: Who was whose godparent, who went to high school where, why my parents lost touch with old friends of theirs, etc. The most remarkable story so far is that my grandfather’s brother, a very successful writer who lived in Washington DC, had apparently been blessed with a Dickensian benefactor who sent him to college when his … Continue reading Weekend Question Thread

Scalia in My City

We’ll need to get the whole place fumigated: “Let me make clear that I am not saying that every good American must believe in God,” Scalia said in a speech at the Union League Club. “What I am saying, however, is that it is contrary to our founding principles to insist that government be hostile to religion. Or even to insist, as my court, alas, has done, that government cannot favor religion over nonreligion. “It is not a matter of believing that God exists, though personally I believe that,” Scalia said. “It is a matter of believing, as our founders … Continue reading Scalia in My City

Journalism ‘industry practices of late’

I really wouldn’t call them something to emulate: The Famuan student newspaper at Florida A&M University has dropped its print edition ” in favor of a continuously updated website.” The paper published twice weekly through fall semester, when it transitioned to a weekly. The staff and faculty adviser proposed the online-only plan as a money-saving scheme. Ann Kimbrough, the dean of the university’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, views it as a “pretty wise decision following industry practices of late – no matter how sad that is.” When an industry is aggressively pursuing self-immolation in violation of all common … Continue reading Journalism ‘industry practices of late’

Friday Ferretblogging

Sleepy Claire. She’s been a lot more active of late, playing with Bucky who she previously only tolerated. I think she realizes he’s been a bit miffed at the attention diverted from him to the other fuzzy needy critter in the house, and she’s trying to fill the gap. We have let the ferrets “meet” Kick, by the way, in the sense that we’ve held them both and let the ferrets sniff at her. She can’t really see them or reach for them yet, so there’s not much to gain from interaction until she can pet them at least a … Continue reading Friday Ferretblogging

Hobby Jobby: You Were Always Being Played

Predictable, but depressing: Documents filed with the Department of Labor and dated December 2012—three months after the company’s owners filed their lawsuit—show that the Hobby Lobby 401(k) employee retirement plan held more than $73 million in mutual funds with investments in companies that produce emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices, and drugs commonly used in abortions. Hobby Lobby makes large matching contributions to this company-sponsored 401(k). Several of the mutual funds in Hobby Lobby’s retirement plan have holdings in companies that manufacture the specific drugs and devices that the Green family, which owns Hobby Lobby, is fighting to keep out of … Continue reading Hobby Jobby: You Were Always Being Played

Why Blogger Ethics Panels Happen

Because JOURNALISM STUDENTS don’t realize journalists aren’t licensed: All but one student wanted the SPJ Code of Ethics to be the law of the land. Most were surprised that SPJ’s code is an unenforceable suggestion instead of a punishable regulation. Jesus fucking Christ in a bundt cake. No wonder we end up with endless editorials about how awful it is that bloggers don’t have to pass a Journalism Exam to type words on the Internet. This isn’t about the kids; they’re too easy to pick on. What the hell kind of instruction are they getting upstairs, that this is what … Continue reading Why Blogger Ethics Panels Happen

Oh, Chuckles

Krauthammer once again makes it all about Putin’s penis: Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer slammed President Obama’s statement on the apparent Russian invasion of Crimea, saying he “could not have issued a more flaccid statement.” YEAH. He should have whipped it out and demanded Putin suck it. That’s what W would have done! “The Ukrainians — and I think everybody — are shocked by the weakness of Obama’s statements,” Krauthammer began. “I find it rather staggering . . . What he’s saying is we’re not going to really do anything, and we’re telling the world.” I’m not sure what Chuck thinks … Continue reading Oh, Chuckles