Ron Paul

South Park Open Thread (and reason (sort of) on the O'Reilly Factor)

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Tonight's episode: "Imaginationland."

When the entire contents of the world's imagination lay open before them, Stan and Kyle step right in.

So, less feces than last week? More?

Also, some of David Weigel's video from a recent Ron Paul speech is featured on the O'Reilly Factor tonight. In the "Most Ridiculous Item of the Day" segment, in the final five minutes of the show, O'Reilly calls Paul a "pinhead" for complaining about the lack of time he got to explain his views on the air. Here's the video:

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  1. Dave,

    I don’t have Fox where I am now.Can yo post a clip of Bill’s “Paul is a pinhead” segment? Not that I want to tick myself off, just curious about his “justification”, or may be to have an opportunity to dislike him (Bill, of course) even more.

  2. 1. RP was “dodging” questions and “bloviating”
    2. Segment was 7 minutes, not 60. ” Here at THE FACTOR, my job is to keep guests from dodging questions and bloviating.”

  3. Nice! Getting insulted by Bill O’Reilley is instant street cred!

  4. Good to see “pinhead” is making a comeback.

  5. A trilogy of ball sucking? George Lucas already did this with the prequels.

  6. I’m curious, whose job is it to keep Papa Bear himself from dodging questions and bloviating?

  7. whose job is it to keep Papa Bear himself from dodging questions and bloviating?

    Either (a) no one, or (b) the viewers (that is, if they develop some brains).

  8. That episode was pretty fucked up right there.

  9. There’s a South Park episode where Stan nominated John Edward for the Biggest Douche in the Universe award. John Edward won, despite competition from a planet occupied mainly by giant douches.

    With appologies to giant douches in galaxies near and far, I must say that Bill O’Reilly has this year’s award in the bag.

  10. Whatever Matt and Trey are smoking, I want some.

  11. First the ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they hate you, then you win.

  12. The funny thing is that Dhue was supposed to be an “ombudsman” representing the people who were writing in complaining about O’Reilly…but she wound up agreeing with him on every point, and joining in making fun of Ron and the people she was supposed to be representing!

  13. How anyone of any political persuasion can like O’Reilly’s show is beyond me. He screams at and cuts off all of his guests. It’s basically a show of a guy screaming at people without them getting a word in edgewise. What’s the point of that?

  14. P.S. I’d much rather watch “Ow my balls!”

  15. crimethink: Bill was hitting on her, wasn’t he? She even referred to herself as a “babe”, what the hell. These people are sick.

  16. What’s the point of that?

    Nothing. Of the 1,000,000 viewers, many are probably like you and me. We find him disgusting, but we also find him appallingly freaky that we can not give up the bad habit of watching him. It is like quitting smoking. You know its bad, but you keep watching. I seriously think that that is true. I stopped watching Bill a long time ago. And it was hard.

  17. The funny thing is that Dhue was supposed to be an “ombudsman” representing the people who were writing in complaining about O’Reilly

    But that’s the joke of the segment, isn’t it? The “Ombudsman” thing is a tissue-flimsy excuse for O’Reilly to bring on a 6’3” blonde woman with bee-stung lips. A woman who has done a special segment (on Geraldo’s show!) on stripper poles.

    It’s not as hilarious as the body language segments, wherein an attractive blonde woman watches tapes of people crying and says stuff like “she looks like she is sad, and perhaps uncomfortable.” But both are milestones in our march to Idiocracy.

  18. I’m just wondering, if Bill doesn’t have time for anyone to talk about history, how come he talks about 9/11 so much?

    Also, I’m not sure where Dhue is coming from with the Barney Fife comment. Other than being white and mildly wrinkly, Ron Paul doesn’t look anything like him; if she was just looking for a cheap insult to his appearance, there are many that would be more to the point than that. Perhaps she’s making fun of his Texas accent, but considering Fox’s viewing demographics, that wouldn’t be a good move, would it?

  19. Okay, just watched the South Park episode tonight. Truly classic, even aside from the ball-sucking contract enforced by a judge. Great commentary on how some pea-brained Islamic radicals with explosives are able to hold an entire country of supposedly rational people hostage through the psychological power of exploiting people’s insecurities. At least that’s what I got from it. I can only assume the next two parts (although the previews mentioned next week was the ‘conclusion’) will further develop the notion that we’ve given up our freedom because of irrational fear of stone-age whack jobs. Long live Trey and Matt!

  20. Dave, you make good points. Perhaps you should consider having Kerry Howley do an ombudswoman segment with Nick Gillespie on reason.tv…

    Of course, Kerry has 100x the brains of Dhue, so that’s not really a good comparison.

  21. How anyone of any political persuasion can like O’Reilly’s show is beyond me. He screams at and cuts off all of his guests. It’s basically a show of a guy screaming at people without them getting a word in edgewise. What’s the point of that?

    TBH, I sadly think that that’s the level of discourse certain segments of the population are comfortable with. “Just talk plain and straight, don’t dodge the question by bringing up a history lesson.” That’s one of the negative side-effects of the explosion of choice in media: people prefer to watch others like themselves, when the last thing anybody needs is to stare at a mirror in an echo chamber.

  22. a 6’3” blonde woman with bee-stung lips

    So she’s, like, twice as tall as O’reilly?

  23. The “Ombudsman” thing is a tissue-flimsy excuse for O’Reilly to bring on a 6’3” blonde woman with bee-stung lips.

    And he gave her more time to speak than he gave Paul. Hmmm… a not-so-good-looking 72-year old presidential candidate or a pretty gal, which one would I pick to attract (dumb) viewers? Dhue I guess.

  24. The “Ombudsman” thing is a tissue-flimsy excuse for O’Reilly to bring on a 6’3” blonde woman with bee-stung lips.

    What? O’Reilly keeps bees on his pecker?

  25. Anyone who disses Ron Paul should have something hot shoved up their ass.

    Sadly, I do not diss him.

  26. BO’s audience would best be described as the Angry Grandpa Demo. Cranky old guys just like watching other cranky old guys on the tube for some reason. We all have a relative or two who has Fox News on 15 hours a day right? And Rush and Hannity when they’re in the car.

  27. After O’Reilly’s pinhead comment about RP, I decided never to watch his show, nor buy anything from his advertisers ever again. O’Reilly DOES need a history lesson and he references history ALL the time on his show. Two bit piece of shit.

  28. I do not support Ron Paul’s policies. At all.

    Well, that’s not really true. I actually adore libertarian policies on matters other than economic ones but let’s face it, you libTs have accomplished zilch zip nada on any Libertarian policies relating to Freedoms that aren’t economic that one has to wonder whether you’re really trying. During the same ten years when every (other) Libertarian ideal has been pushed farther and farther away from actually being implemented (and many Freedoms that DID exist were rescinded) you’ve managed to turn back the economic clock to somewhere around the 30s. So that’s why I obviously will only take Paul’s foreign and economic policies into account and will ignore all of the other Libertarian sweet nothing that he coos to seduce me – unlike his economic libertarianism, these will never see the light of day.

    Anyhow, so I certainly do NOT support Paul’s candidacy.

    But by God, how much I like him! And this video that you’ve shown as well as others practically having me gushing and blushing over my crush. My God, I like this candidate!

    Of course the only reason why he seems so attractive is because he has no chance of becoming President and therefore has nothing to lose by remaining an actual human being. Were he to have even the slightest real shot at becoming President I’m quite sure that he’d turn as wooden as the rest of the Ugly Ones. You Don’t Risk Saying Something That May Cost You The PRESIDENCY! And so you say practically nothing at all. (A great example might be Al Gore, Mr. Robot himself while he ran yet quite an intelligent and honest character to listen to when being interviewed over these past few years. Like his policies or not, watching an interview with him will having you nod your head in agreement at other-than-policy-matters quite often.)

    So again, I appreciate the Paulean political porn but I will not be seduced I tell you! I will n?

    Cheers and thanks for the vid,

    mnuez
    http://www.mnuez.blogspot.com

  29. Only Fox news would use a Penthouse Pet as it’s “doctor” ( sorry, I was watching the laurie Dhue stripper pole vid).

  30. “How anyone of any political persuasion can like O’Reilly’s show is beyond me. He screams at and cuts off all of his guests. It’s basically a show of a guy screaming at people without them getting a word in edgewise. What’s the point of that?”

    I like to think of Bill O’Reilly as the Morton Downey Jr. of news talk tv, without the chain smoking and the angry mob on the verge of lighting torches and getting out the pitchforks (they live out in tv land now).

  31. First the ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they hate you, then you lose, and then they ignore you again. Fringe politics is a bitch.

  32. This is seriously my last post on this lunatic blog. Delete my fucking posts, I don’t give a shit.

  33. Bill honors RON PAUL by calling him a pinhead. Gone are the days when RON PAUL could be ignored. Now even so much as an obscure video on the internet by RON PAUL demands a response.

  34. I’m getting tired of that animated skull. Can we go back to the chick without the pants?

  35. This is seriously my last post on this lunatic blog. Delete my fucking posts, I don’t give a shit.

    Dude, you’ve got two posts in a row, 20 minutes apart. Were there a bunch more deleted, or did your screen not refresh?

  36. “you libTs have accomplished zilch zip nada on any Libertarian policies relating to Freedoms that aren’t economic”

    Economic freedom? Wouldn’t that be nice. Last I checked we still have rampant taxation and government spending from both parties.

    “you’ve managed to turn back the economic clock to somewhere around the 30s.”

    We’ve managed to? You’re not referring to any of the non libertarian administrations over the last 25 years that haven’t bothered to give a substantial tax cut, haven’t balanced the budget and have tripled our debt right?

    I assure you there is nothing Libertarian about the current economic policy in our country.

  37. For a site called “reason”, the patronizers seem disproportionately and UNREASONABLY one-sided, biased and,…..well, unreasonable.
    I’m having a conflict of meaning while reading this stuff.

  38. For a site called “reason”, the patronizers seem disproportionately and UNREASONABLY one-sided, biased and,…..well, unreasonable.
    I’m having a conflict of meaning while reading this stuff.

    Oh, No you didn’t. It is WAY too early in the morning to start the Reason H&R Drinking Game. But, rules are rules…

    DRINK!

  39. Oh, by the way, FANTASTIC episode. LOVED it (The South Park episode, not so much BO). This could top “Fun With Weapons” or the episode where Cartman travels to the future to get a Wii as one of the best South Parks ever, if it keeps up like this.

  40. Great episode, but on a closer view, totaly unrealistic. There is no way the terrorists could have taken over with Optimus Prime nearby!

  41. Shit. Now I have to go get one of the beers my boss keeps in the basement fridge. Working for a small ISP has its advantages.

  42. This is seriously my last post on this lunatic blog.
    “Hit and Run: The Lunatic Blog” has a good ring to it, doesn’t it??

  43. HARRO EDDIE!!

    DAVBOZ HAS A REALLY COOL HAIRCUT.

  44. How anyone of any political persuasion can like O’Reilly’s show is beyond me.
    …and I always assume that anyone who appears on that show must have never watched it.

  45. Video unavailable, I cry for sad.

  46. Will South Park not be rewarded via fatwa for this?? Brave volunteers in the GWOT, Trey & Matt!!

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