Douchebags of the Day

These leeches – the Young Eagles:

As we’re guessing you know by now, that’s the RNC-created program for young donors whose night out at a bondage-themed LA club ended up on the committee’s tab — triggering the latest round of speculation over whether Michael Steele can survive.

Is it J. Roby Penn IV, the Young Eagles’ mid-Atlantic regional director and 29-year-old heir to an oil-and-gas fortune, who tells visitors to his Facebook page, “My ancestors, actually, weren’t on the Mayflower. They sent the servants over first to get the cottage ready”?

Scum.  GOP scum.

The GOP’s Young Eagles [TPM]

This douche could be the poster child for a bigger estate tax.

Sport TJ: Tree 20, UConn 12 at the half of the wimmin’s bball championship game.

It’s really $2500 to join? They need to get their shit together and really pitch to the GOP demographic: self-pitying billionaires. Put the dues up to $2,500,000 and take them to human sacrifices, dwarf tosses, orgies and living dioramas in which they get to play Papa Doc Duvalier and throw pennies at real live poor people.

At the rates they have now, the YES Men can take up a collection to join.

@SanFranLefty: 12 points in a half of play? Did they raise the basket to 20 feet?

@Dodgerblue: Amazing defense by the Tree. Tara has them all but doing a full court press on the Huskies.

@FlyingChainSaw: Agreed – if they’re going to soak these stupid fucks, then soak ’em.

This would upset me except that from looking at that picture I know those men will never, ever get laid without paying for it somehow.

This comforts me.

@SanFranLefty: I don’t see why the press isn’t used more. These kids are young; let them run around.

@Dodgerblue: The problem is that Stanford is now exhausted, down by 8 11, and their 6’4″ center Jayne Appell just re-injured her janky ankle in a nasty collision/foul and is hobbling out there unable to grab rebounds or jump more than an inch. Why Tara still has her out there is beyond me. UConn is exploiting Appell’s injury. Kind of dirty, IMO, but I’m biased on this.

@blogenfreude: It’s incongruous. I read the link about the group itself and the members have this kind of money . . . and they go to bondage bars. They should have bus loads of bondage artists delivered, be entertained and then end the night hunting them with spear guns and cannibalizing them. Then build a bonfire on the banks of the Potomac with the remains, sing parodies of leftist ballads while munching on endangered animals and instruct the Blackwater security team to engage the DC police in a firefight if they interfere with their entertainments. I mean, if this guy wants to pose as a callow plutocrat, fucking go for it, asshole.

@Tommmcatt Loves The Giant Floating Head: @Dodgerblue: Hey Tommie and Dodger, go to the Book of Faces, I sent you a message. And you too, CassandraSaid, if you’re lurking and not commenting.

No April Fool’s this time: 7.7 quake and resulting tsunami in Indonesia. Beesko, report in!

Only in the Republican party could some random douche of 35 be considered young.

@Mistress Cynica: Where is that crisp biscuit?

Aaaand hell has apparently frozen over:

At a town hall meeting in Oklahoma City last week, staunch conservative Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, disparaged Fox News and told a constituent her fears about the health care law were unfounded.

I have to go lie down.

@Mistress Cynica: One can hope, that it signals the republicans will split, between those who go teabagger, and those who decide to stay on the side of sanity. One can hope. Read his comments, its even more shocking, he really did defend her, and call bullshit on Fox, astonishing.

@SanFranLefty: Did. Sorry about the Tree. BTW, I don’t recall there being 6-4 girls when I was young. Note to readers: I’m 6-4.

In the past, a guy like this would upset me, but here is a guy so self assured in his status that he wouldn’t know what to do if and when he loses it. Remove the money and status? All you’ve got left is a spine of marshmallow. He’d die in our world of sinking expectations and vague remaining middle class aspirations.

An amalgam of Buster and GOB Bluth. The weakness of Buster with the bluster and arrogance of GOB. That’s nothing to aspire to.

@ManchuCandidate, et al: Hey, geeks – have I recommended Olaf Stapledon’s “The Last and First Men” to you guys, or “Spin” by Robert Charles Wilson?

I went to school with people like this. Only fatter.

@Dodgerblue: I’m 6-4.

So’s my dad. And NojoBro is 6-3. Me, I’m only 6-2, the runt of the family. You tall people frighten me.

Is that photo from prom night circa 1975? At first glance I thought they were posing for the parents in the rumpus room before climbing into the rented white limo. I’m still surprised there isn’t wood-veneer paneling in the background.

@FlyingChainSaw: Bohemian Grove East?

@Mistress Cynica, @Promnight: Maybe Coburn is a bit worried about the Teabag “movement” threatening the increased profits the HCR just locked in for the corporate vampires who want to keep us safe so they can continue to suck our blood.

I wonder what Original Andrew (or anyone else) would have to say about the decor chez J. Roby Penn IV?

I’m thinking, looks a bit like a moneyfied Target or Wal-Mart special. No character, much less taste.

Also: IV!!???!! This douche didn’t claw his way out fully formed from the forehead of Zeus Ronald Reagan?

@Pedonator: Yeah, like that. Do the BG people get into cannibalism?

@FlyingChainSaw: I assume so. They have the fire-pits and pokers with which to roast the tender flesh of liberals progressives “questioning” people and/or young altar boys.

@Mistress Cynica: I heard about it when I got up, checked the tsunami-cast (nothing), but didn’t post because, well, war-this and Stormy-that.

/stage whisper/ Please ask Den Mother to go easy on me this time…?

@Mistress Cynica: Taprobane, too! And my favorite: “Serendip” – that may have come from the mooslems.

@NaBEEsko: Glad all is well where you are. See what happens when you joke about things like that?

@Pedonator: Yeah, see, there, that’s a debauched plutocracy the way we expect.


More importantly, note that the get the *RNC* to pay for the bondage bars. They’re kinky, but insufferably cheap – the spear hunting version might actually cost real money.

@Dodgerblue: @nojo: 6’8″ Baylor freshman Brittney Griner would tower over you boys. And the NYT sez she’s pretty even though she’s tall!

@SanFranLefty: How ’bout that guy Duke had the other night? Looked like they shaved the Sasquatch and threw him out there in blue and white.

Speaking of which, Beesco, have you heard any stories of mythological creatures or supernatural entities rolling around the landscape there? We have our own Sasquatch at home, and the Navajos have the skinwalkers and other supernatural beings, so I thought the folks there might share the island with Others.

@NaBEEsko: Serendip! That’s the etymological home of my favorite word in the English language.

@flippin eck: but, wouldn’t the home of the word be Iran?

@redmanlaw: We have a “Jersey devil” here, RML. Said to be half horse, half man, travels by making huge jumps.

I thought the Jersey Devil was Chris Christie.

@ManchuCandidate: Christie’s the Jersey Jabba. Don’t think Gov. McFatty is doing any huge jumps.

@SanFranLefty: If he did, it would explain the earthquakes, though.

@ManchuCandidate: @SanFranLefty: @Prommie: I stopped with some family at a Jersey rest area over Easter weekend, and all of us shuddered at Christie’s picture in the lobby. We are horrible, horrible people.


They’re in a position where they might have to split. Financial Reform is the next big fight, and with re-election coming up they either have to quadruple down on the crazy and stridently defend the rights of the investor class to financially assrape Mr. And Mrs. Small-town Tea-merican, or they have to come to the center to work with the Nazi-Bolshevik Demrat party. I think they know that option A is going to be a harder sell, but you know those wacky Republicans! At least a few of them are gonna go for the full mad scene.


Is that Sci-Fi?

@Tommmcatt Loves The Giant Floating Head: Another sign of the Apocalypse:

Staff members for Sen. Richard C. Shelby (Ala.), the ranking Republican on the Senate banking committee, sent a proposal to their Democratic counterparts last week that would create an independent consumer financial protection agency, according to sources familiar with the negotiations

@SanFranLefty: Jersey Jabba

I just blew hot tea outta my nose!

@Dodgerblue: It’s not the challenge, it’s the pleasure of being able to hold your head up for once. I always lose the conversation when I walk around with my vertically challenged friends.

@nojo: And dance with her without getting a backache! My lovely wife is 5-0. It’s not that I didn’t try, but . . .

@nojo: Yep. A little ambient noise and I’m totally out of the loop. If I ever appear to be stooping when I’m out with girlfriends, it’s not because I’m self-conscious of my height–I’m just trying to figure out what the hell is going on.

@Dodgerblue: I remember how shocked I was the first time I slow-danced with a guy who was actually taller than me by several inches and my left arm got tired.

@flippin eck: Ah, ambient noise. Friends will ask whether I’m losing my hearing, and I have to explain that my ears are in another zip code.

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