America’s Heartthrob

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Inevitable (and inevitably deleted) Wikipedia update: “He is a douchebag that called the President of the United States a liar on national television and has no respect for the office he holds.”

Famous Last Tweets: “Happy Labor Day! Wonderful parade at Chapin, many people called out to oppose Obamacare which I assured them would be relayed tomorrow to DC”

A Meme is Born: “I just screamed ‘You lie!’ at the 7-11 clerk when he told me my total… and he loved it! I think this bit is really going to catch on.”

Degrees of separation from Glenn Beck: 1.

Rules of House Decorum violated: 3.

Distance Nancy Pelosi’s jaw dropped: 1 inch.

Minutes before apology issued: 75.

Money raised on behalf of Joe Wilson’s Democratic opponent Wednesday night: $40,588.

Luckiest creep in the world: Michael D. Duvall.

Joe Wilson’s “You Lie!” Outburst, And Other GOP Highlights During The Speech [TPM]

The GOP is now officially a party of potty mouthed teabaggers.

2001-2008, if a Demrat (like they would) screamed that to W about Iraq, Mars Mission, Steroids in Baseball, credit crunch, famiblee valewes, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iraq, Iraq, Iraq, Medicare Plan D, fizkal Responsiblity, Iraq, Iraq, Iraq, Iraq, Iraq then that Demrat would be called the greatest traitor to the US America and the GOPers (and their “bipartisan” cocksuckers in the MSM like Broeder and Cohen) everywhere would scream for not only the head of this hypothetical strawman, but also Nancy’s, Harry’s, Big Dawg’s and their children and the Demrats would give it to them.

Doo-all did the unthinkable for a GOPer Famiblee Values Guy and actually resigned which ended the newscycle for him. I’m looking at you, Vitter; diapers and all.

Also, let’s be clear about one thing: the GOP is going to keep milking this “illegal immigrant” angle for all it’s worth. They will claim that the Obama health plan covers undocumented aliens unless the plan explicitly forbids emergency response workers from treating car accident victims who cannot provide proof of citizenship at the scene of the crash.

The simple fact is that no civilized nation denies emergency medical treatment to anybody. But the GOP is pushing the notion that anyone in the country illegally should be allowed to die before receiving a dime’s worth of medical care paid for by the U.S. taxpayer, regardless of the urgency of such care. And considering the deep-seated racism of their base, it’s proving a compelling argument on the Right.

Three things I think I think (apologies to Sport Illustrated):

1. The GOP mascot has become a Code Pink Elephant;
2. The wingnut airwaves so far are sucked dry of substance: callers to Mancow’s show this morning (I know, I know…) could only talk about “The President is a LIAR!11!!); and
3. Mancow could only (a) shout them down on issues of decorum (he actually said “yeah well, you want a British parliament style of debate, then you must also want British socialized health care”). The rest of the shot time I spent in his warm vocal embrace was dedicated to his usual shite about the Invasion of Mooslems.

Fork: backside, then turn over. It’s done.

I’ve seen Nancy Pelosi’s look before. It’s the same look the nuns gave when we were messing around in church. It is quickly becoming my favorite thing about 2009. I hope a loop of it replaces the one with the gopher who snaps his head around, but with the same music.

@The Nabisco Quiver are Go!: Wait. I don’t know who Mancow is, but is he smartly dissing the callers, or is he just confused?

@Serolf Divad: And considering the deep-seated racism of their base, it’s proving a compelling argument on the Right.

Oh, yeah, all this is code for GOP wants to guarantee its constituents that any change in the health system would mean death to the brown wave. “Yes! Yes! Insurance can be a FATAL WEAPON against the hated Messicans and sundry hated brown people without the right paperwork! Hahahahahaha! How’s that for GOP thinkingoutsidethebox? Hahahahahahahaha!”

I’ll stop comment bombing, but: Wilson called the White House to apologize, and got Rahm Emanuel on the phone. I can only imagine what that conversation was like.

Probably some mutterings about the “Chicago Way” and peppered with the pronoun, adverb, verb and noun known as FUCK.

@RomeGirl: I was fantasizing about that phone call and listening in. One press account I read said the instant the speech ended, Rahm, who was sitting a few rows in front of Wilson and the frat boys, turned around and more or less jumped over the seats to confront the group and demand they say who screamed it. I love that frenetic mental image.

@FlyingChainSaw: Yes, anyone who has olive skin pigmentation, black or brown hair, or otherwise vaguely looks un-Meriken will have to carry our US passports with us at all times in case we get in a car wreck or run over by a bus. Health insurance card isn’t enough.

@FlyingChainSaw: Hey FCS, I think it’s time for you to do a new Stinque quiz of the week featuring Joe the Heckler.

P.S. Trivia fact – per Wiki his real name is “Addison Graves Wilson” – who would name their child after two different thyroid diseases?

@ManchuCandidate: Paul Fussel, in Wartime, quotes an army mechanic uttering a sentence in which the F word is used as every part of speech: “Fuck, this fucking fucker’s fucked.”

@ManchuCandidate: Knowing that he was the model for Josh Lyman in West Wing, I was thinking it was like this:

But, like you said, with a lot more FUCKs in it.

@SanFranLefty: Oh, I’d looooove to see that footage.

@RomeGirl: I’m sure that Rahm was incredibly graceful as his ballet training kicked in and that every word coming out of his mouth as he floated over the rows of chairs was fuck or asshole.

@SanFranLefty: OMG, so hot. Ha! I have such a wonk crush on him.

@SanFranLefty: Yes, you are right. Hmmm, what sentence would befit a witless fascist goon? This will take some reflection.

@SanFranLefty: BREAKING: Andrew Card to spend less time with his family, run for Teddy’s seat.

@mellbell: Card acknowledged that for many Americans, he is best remembered as the White House staffer who whispered in President Bush’s ear on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001..

Yeah, that’s what you’d like to think we remember you for, you water carrying CaliguCard you. Kerry’s gonna sick some Southies on your ass and see that his wife occupies Teddy’s seat before you do.

@RomeGirl: You are a better person for not knowing who he is, RG. R/W talk show guy, more libertarian than anything, recently famous for submitting himself to waterboarding then admitting that it was torture. He is hugely anti Obama, but his mainstay shtick seems to be first and foremost that Amurica is under attack by invading hordes of Mooslems. I had to listen this morning to take the pulse of the fringenuts.


Good luck with that, Andy. A resume with the words “Worked for W Admin” isn’t a stain that can be washed away.

It’s like saying you were:
a) “Helmsman for the Titanic”
b) “Subprime bond trader for Bear Stearns”
c) “CEO of Lehman Bros”
d) “Designer of Death Star Exhaust Port”

@The Nabisco Quiver are Go!: Wait a minute, there’s actually someone who’s actually named “Mancow?” I figured for sure that was an incredibly unflattering name for Rush.

@The Nabisco Quiver are Go!: Scary. So, in other words, he was for the shout-out, but then wound up putting down people for being for the shout-out? I’m cornfused.

@SanFranLefty: I want Barney Frank to have lunch with me. I wuv him.


And where were you last night, Mister?

My theory: FCS is actually President Obama. It would explain so much….

@ManchuCandidate: Reminds me of that OutKast song…

I know you’d like to thank your shit don’t stank
But lean a little bit closer
See that roses really smell like boo-boo
Yeah, roses really smell like boo-boo


You forgot:

E) A Louisianian Republican Response Giver

@SanFranLefty: Goddamn, that letter’s beautiful. Many of Obama’s most powerful and poignant soundbytes from yesterday’s speech came verbatim from the letter. As ‘Bisco pointed out yesterday, if they don’t name the bill for Kennedy (assuming whatever the final legislation has anything left in it of “reform”), they’re nuts.

@The Nabisco Quiver are Go!: @IanJ: Because Mancow is Chicago-based, I have the unhappy privilege of seeing him show up occasionally as a guest commentator on our PBS Chicago news program. I think he and the equally-unhinged Judy Baar Topinka are invited on from time to time in the interest of “fair and balanced” voices, but it usually just leads to nonsense and hilarity.

@Tommmcatt Floats: You forget Dodger and I have met FCS in person. I swear he is not Barry. Can’t say anything more than that.

@RomeGirl: I had lunch with Barney Frank once, here in Santa Fe during the ’04 Kerry campaign. Great guy. We talked about the line in Karen Armstrong’s book “The History of God” in which she holds that fundamentalism is essentially a doomed movement because of the forces of progress and history. Pelosi at dinner (before she became Speaker) was not exactly Ms. Warmth.

@SanFranLefty: I love the new avatar. Sorry I was working my ass off last night and not around. Nancy is going to have to send Rep. Wilson her Botox bill for that sudden burst of facial expression…

@mellbell: Andrew Card is very funny. He thinks he’ll win a state-wide race for Senator in Massachusetts. He may have been an enabler, but he’s got a great sense of humor.

@homofascist: We missed you during the live-blogging! Don’t be a stranger.

@redmanlaw: fundamentalism may be self-limiting, and thus doomed, in the way, oh, the plague microbes are doomed, once they destroy their host, yeah, they die too. But correct me if I am wrong, the only way in history fundamentalism has ever “died” has been when it killed its host society.

@Tommmcatt Floats: Might not really be true, I tend to think that the phenomenon of fundamentalism as we are using the term can only have existed since the enlightenment, as it is, ‘fundamentally,” a reactionary movement, a backlash against science, empiricism, and reason.


Well that’s certianly true of Christian fundamentalism- it’s a late 19th century phenomenon.

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