The Dear Leader Gives the Children Candy!

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Via Tina Brown's Daily Beast, an apparently irony-free video featuring a variety of pro-Obama pumpkins, courtesy of the website Yes We Carve. For some reason, I find this video even creepier than the one with those singing robot kids.

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  1. I don’t know about creepier–personally I don’t think it’s ever a good idea to mix one’s politics with one’s candy–but the side-profile one towards the beginning is nothing if not impressive.

  2. Speaking of carving, anyone else see that Drudge flash?

    Scary, if true.

  3. Ah, there’s a link now:

    http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/17789356/detail.html

    Richard said the robber took $60 from the woman, then became angry when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the victim’s car. The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, before using the knife to scratch the letter “B” into her face, Richard said.

    Looks like the felon-American community is really taking Obama’s “get in their faces!” exhortations to heart.

  4. I don’t think this Moynihan kid has the intellectual chops to play at Reason. Every time I see his byline it seems to be something sophomoric. Here the point presumably is supposed to be that using kids/songs to sell politics is creepy and propagandistic. Well, there’s nothing there. The market uses kids, cuteness, eroticism or whatever will sell the product. Where’s the critique here? What does this have to do with determining the proper role of government or individual liberty? Does our intrepid cub want to ban propaganda, perhaps?

  5. 02:00 – “We are One People. We are One Nation.”

    00:47 – “It’s the first time I’ve ever been compelled to be part of a movement such as this.”

    Wiki – “One of the Nazis’ most-repeated political slogans was Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein F?hrer – One People, One Empire, One Leader.”

  6. I don’t think this Moynihan kid has the intellectual chops to play at Reason. Every time I see his byline it seems to be something sophomoric. Here the point presumably is supposed to be that using kids/songs to sell politics is creepy and propagandistic. Well, there’s nothing there. The market uses kids, cuteness, eroticism or whatever will sell the product. Where’s the critique here? What does this have to do with determining the proper role of government or individual liberty? Does our intrepid cub want to ban propaganda, perhaps?

    Perhaps this post was mostly tongue-in-cheek? In any case, drink!

  7. Oh, dear. It’s almost enough to make me vote for McCain. If I were registered, that is.

  8. I think anyone who uses the term “chops” to refer to anything that isn’t served at a steakhouse, doesn’t have the intellectual wherewithal to post on Reason. God that is an annoying term.

  9. You know, I read a story a couple weeks ago about a guy who kidnapped somebody from a sub shop with a realistic looking bb gun because he was wearing an Obama tee shirt, forced him to his knees in an alley, and pretended to execute him.

    I never felt the need to spam the Reason threads with it; but then, my candidate isn’t getting his ass kicked.

  10. Socialists slashing people!

  11. Huh. I was wondering how Fox News would remind people that Obama is a scary black person.

    My best to the woman. It sounds like she made it out OK (“the woman refused medical treatment after the assault”).

  12. You see, 95% of you, I’ll cut your face.

    Taxes! I’ll cut your taxes!

    Ah, shit.

  13. @Jordan, alas no. @John, too bad the phrasing is not to your liking, but if you think there is something in the post we should care about, let’s hear what it is.

  14. It’s a damn shame that most cute girls are Democrats. Has anyone else noticed that?

  15. I wasn’t going to mention the McCain campaign manager’s house that got shot up, but what the hell.

    http://www.local6.com/politics/17784129/detail.html

  16. “Oh, dear. It’s almost enough to make me vote for McCain. If I were registered, that is.”

    Ellen, I think someone needs a talking to from Dustin Hoffman … or Jennifer Aniston, or Laura Linney, or Leonardo DiCaprio …

  17. I wonder if the ATM camera captured this assault. Seems pretty far-fetched. The guy had his $60; why didn’t he beat feet?

  18. By the way, not every reported hate crime pans out. In my last year at college a latino student claimed he was bashed, then later admitted to cops that he wasn’t.

    http://www.chron.org/tools/viewart.php?artid=758

    It’s best to give this stuff 48 hours to shake out.

  19. This is really unfair. There I am out there working hard, helping Barack spread the wealth around at gunpoint, and this woman has the nerve to put a racist hate speech McCain sticker on her car.

    And when I exercise my freedom of speech by carving a B on her repuke face with my knife, suddenly I’m the bad guy! Sure, blame the victim!

    Man, we really need some hope and change around here.

  20. Kaganspawn

    I think it’s supposed to suggest that Obama is kind of like N. Korea’s leader or something because his supporters are enthusiastic about him and that is like a cult of personality blah blah blah.

    MM’s job is to throw red meat to the right-wingers on H&R. I imagine it’s in response to so many posters constant bitching about Weigel’s “shilling” for the Dems. He’s like an affirmative action hire I guess…

  21. It’s best to give this stuff 48 hours to shake out.

    True, it might not pan out, though women are generally not inclined to disfigure their own faces with a knife.

  22. Meh (old news, but still)

    Means nothing. We’re not a third world country yet. Not even close.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/08/13/arkansas.shooting/index.html

  23. Totaly Not TallDave,

    50.0-42.9 on RCP.

    Better find more stories.

  24. True, it might not pan out, though women are generally not inclined to disfigure their own faces with a knife.

    You apparently have somehow forgotten that we are still in Silly Season. What people are and are not generally inclined to do is of no use in divining what they *will* do in the next two weeks.

    Anything can happen. I’m telling you, we’ll get some Gangs of New York shit out of this here election before we’re through.

  25. MM’s job is to throw red meat to the right-wingers on H&R.

    I did not get the sense he was a political partisan, only that his posts don’t rate with me. They don’t challenge me or tell me something that interests me. But thanks anyway Nice Guy for not ignoring me in favor of the threadjack about overzealous partisans in this political season.

  26. There are pictures of the girl now. She has a pretty good black eye to go with her new Obama campaign material.

    Fortunately, the damage to her face doesn’t look permanent.

  27. True, it might not pan out, though women are generally not inclined to disfigure their own faces with a knife.

    Yes, no 20-year old who’s depressed about something has ever cut herself.

    I hate that hoaxters make it hard to take these sorts of stories 100% seriously. But they do. I reported on such a hoax four years ago. I’d rather give cops two days to chase down the facts than start saying “Obama said get in people’s faces and then this lady got cut!”

  28. Mr. Horton, paging Mr. Willie Horton!

  29. True, it might not pan out, though women are generally not inclined to disfigure their own faces with a knife.

    True, they let plastic surgeons do it for them.

  30. Yes, no 20-year old who’s depressed about something has ever cut herself.

    Obvioously, jackass. They generally don’t cut their faces was my point.

  31. Kingspawn,

    Reason spends a lot of time making fun of people from all over the political spectrum. Certainly when the right does something creepy or stupid Reason calls them out for it. A think the strange behavior among Obama supporters ought to be ridiculed. Strange behavior in other political contexts certainly is and Obama supporters would certainly be having a cow if people were doing this for McCain. If Obama supporters don’t like to be called a cult and Obamabots, then they should stop acting stupid.

  32. I’d be curious as to what point TallDave thinks his story makes?

    I’m not sure it makes any point other than bad black man supports black man running for Prez.

    I imagine there are bad black men out there that would like to see the black guy get the win, yes. I imagine that there are neo-Nazi’s who would like to see the white guy get the win. I’m not sure what this says about the black and white guy that are running though.

  33. The guy had his $60; why didn’t he beat feet?

    Samuel Gompers: “More.”

  34. Aaaaand the race gets played.

  35. I resemble that remark. Blame photo sepia!

  36. Certainly when the right does something creepy or stupid Reason calls them out for it.

    Didn’t we get like three posts referencing a video of stupid McCain supporters saying stupid things?

    I’d say taking a knife to a woman’s face to express support for Obama trumps that pretty easily.

  37. You don’t have to be a raging conservative to be creeped out by the cult of personality exhibited by the Obamabots. Makes me think of Huey Long.

    Ultimately, of course, this will simply lead to huge disappointment in the next couple of years if he is elected and inevitably turns out to be just another hack.

    The U.S. president shouldn’t have enough power to have a cult of personality formed around him/her.

  38. ChrisO
    Cult of personality and the presidency goes togethe a lot I’m afraid. Did you see Jesus Camp (where they prayed to a card board cut-out of W?)? Reagan certainly had a cult of personality, as did Clinton among blacks I’d say.

    “Aaaaand the race gets played.”

    Yeah, at 4:33

  39. “Didn’t we get like three posts referencing a video of stupid McCain supporters saying stupid things?

    I’d say taking a knife to a woman’s face to express support for Obama trumps that pretty easily.”

    Wasn’t the former at an official McCain/Palin rally? I think that’s a distinction with a difference.

  40. These people cannot utter the word “individual”. From here on out, it’s all “us”, “we”, and, the scariest of all, “unity”. These people are the most socialist non-socialists i have seen.

  41. Man, he’s got a lot of support from the clean-cut white folks.

  42. You know, I read a story a couple weeks ago . . . .

    linky, joe, linky.

  43. This reminds me: I hate white people.

  44. Oh come on, TD.

    You were bluffing the race card the whole time.

  45. If you’ll notice, the 4:33 post says nothing about race.

    Wasn’t the former at an official McCain/Palin rally? I think that’s a distinction with a difference

    True, but it involved 100% fewer knives to the face.

  46. Don’t blame Reason too much, they just watched this one too many times (my BHO HypnoVideoSatire).

    On a somewhat related note, BHO lied yet again. Remember during the last “debate” when he discussed threats made against him? He knew they both were bogus.

  47. The One has spoken:

    “This is a horrendous act of violence. Our thoughts and prayers are with the young woman for her to make a speedy recovery, and we hope that the person who perpetrated this crime is swiftly apprehended and brought to justice.”

    Anyone notice what’s missing?

  48. don’t know about creepier–personally I don’t think it’s ever a good idea to mix one’s politics with one’s candy–but the side-profile one towards the beginning is nothing if not impressive.

    My brother used a John Kerry stencil last year. It came out looking EXACTLY like Hitler! Wish I had a picture.

  49. TallDave | October 23, 2008, 4:33pm | #
    Ah, there’s a link now:

    http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/17789356/detail.html

    Richard said the robber took $60 from the woman, then became angry when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the victim’s car. The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, before using the knife to scratch the letter “B” into her face, Richard said.

    Looks like the felon-American community is really taking Obama’s “get in their faces!” exhortations to heart.

    TallDave FTW!

  50. “Richard said the woman refused medical treatment after the assault, which happened outside the view of the bank’s surveillance cameras.”

    Bill Gwatney…maybe.

    What’s really weird is the “B” on her face is backwards..looking at the picture at “Hot Air”

    Tawana Brawley, maybe…

    As for the pumpkins, “Dear Leader”,,,aahhhh…someone lost their kandy korn.

  51. Anyone notice what’s missing?

    OK, I’ll bite.

    What’s missing, LoneWacko? Please tell me.

  52. Where’s Moynihan’s post about the creepy cornfield Sarah?

    Or this?

    People do stupid shit to support their candidate. Get over it.

  53. My brother used a John Kerry stencil last year. It came out looking EXACTLY like Hitler! Wish I had a picture.

    Rofl. Also, Godwin!

  54. Elemenope, I think he’s refering to what yeswecarve! posted – that Barack told his dumbass supporters they need to get in people’s faces and act like the animals they are. Something like that. Could be wrong.

  55. ^^^that was not supposed to come out raciss.

  56. I don’t get the problem with the “get in their faces” thing. Supporters aren’t supposed to hector and canvass and win votes? Really?

  57. The Pittsburgh mugging will be the turning point!

    MCCAIN SURGE!!!

  58. a) on Potts’ post, the cindy mccain is by far the creepiest jackolantern

    b)to capelza, not saying the whole story is definitely legit, cuz obviously i dunno any more than the next person, but the upside down b could easily result from her being on the ground and him being behind her head.

  59. It’s a damn shame that most cute girls are Democrats. Has anyone else noticed that?

    Younger women tend to be more attractive than older women. Younger people are more likely to have leftist leanings.

    -jcr

  60. sorry, der, backwards b

  61. Moynihan’s talent seems confined to “exposing” the wacky, irrelevant left-wing fringe. It’s very light on anything that could be properly called “ideas.” I’m so glad I can come to Reason and see heroic conservatives bashing liberal strawmen – the Biased Mainstream Media has deprived us of that pleasure. Hussein!

  62. Watch out, Republicans!

    Sometime in late January, after Obama’s taken office, he’ll release the internet information of the conservatrolls to “Kool Aid Teams” of volunteers. They’ll wait until you’re sleeping or in a parking lot, and then hit you with bats and tire irons (no guns, of course!) until your arms and legs are broken, then they’ll very carefully carve a ‘B’ with a paper clip on your cheek so it doesn’t break the skin. Even as we speak, special teams of trainees are going to surgical school to learn how to do precision cutting so we won’t break the skin with a resisting opponent. You know how we Liberals are, can’t stand the sight of blood.

    You’ve been WARNED! HUSSEIN!

  63. What’s missing is BHO telling his supporters not to do such things. Really, try to reverse everything in your mostly wee minds: at this point in time, McCain would have already sacrificed two goats on the AltarOfPoliticalCorrectness as well as introduced a bill to drive several red states out of the Union.

    For the slacker who was on the right track as well as the person who asked, I have a special treat, candycorn. Don’t worry, it’s a special caramel coating. (Sorry)

  64. Linky, RC?

    Well, here’s one story about someone being assaulted with a gun for wearing an Obama shirt for you – although the author has his own theory.

    http://www.stormfront.org/forum/showthread.php/negroid-wearing-barack-obama-t-529587.html

    Not the one I read about though. Lemme see what I can find.

  65. Hogan…I thought of that, but she had to be laying perfectly still to bet that clear a “B”…and look at her “shiner”…no swelling and the white of her eye is clear..no blood. I’ve had an eye or two blackened, and they were never that tidy.

    Something is fishy…

  66. Isn’t saying you want the guy caught and to go to jail a pretty direct rebuke of his actions?

    Did you want him to say “Please don’t cut people’s faces”, is that really necessary in your world?

  67. We’re just that good at carving, capelza.

    HEIL HUSSEIN!

  68. What’s missing is BHO telling his supporters not to do such things.

    And how many times have you told your anti-immigrant readers not to commit violent acts, Wacko?

  69. Is this really all they have left?

  70. We’ll handle this in the usual way.Front page national news for the racially motivated attack and buried in the Pittsburg newspaper local section if it proves to be a hoax. Bwaaaaaaaaa!!

  71. Is this really all they have left?

    Of course not. That tape of Michelle Obama ranting about “whitey” is going to be coming out any minute now.

  72. McCain’s campaign has been just like Iraq–a strategic MASTERSTROKE!

  73. I don’t get the problem with the “get in their faces” thing. Supporters aren’t supposed to hector and canvass and win votes? Really?

    Because if McCain said it, he’d instantly be blamed for every offensive thing any Republican did.

    Sheesh, this from the guy who pimped the McCain rally video.

  74. “Colorado 50.4 45.0 Obama +5.4
    Ohio 49.7 43.7 Obama +6.0
    Florida 47.8 45.8 Obama +2.0
    Nevada 49.3 46.0 Obama +3.3
    Missouri 48.0 45.3 Obama +2.7
    North Carolina 49.2 47.2 Obama +2.0
    Virginia 51.5 44.5 Obama +7.0 ”

    These are the RCP latest numbers for battleground states. Given that Obama’s support is from groups with historically lower turnout, the possible Bradley effect and the Kohut Lacunia I’d say it’s anybody’s ballgame or more likely Obama losing.

    If Obama loses while the Dems make gains in the house and senate I hope there will be some big time hard thinking on the part of the idealistically naive left wing of the party.

  75. BTW, Drudge has the picture now.

  76. And when he wins, MNG, it’s going lead you to think, what?

  77. TallDave | March 31, 2008, 10:59am | #

    The problem for Obama is that he’s considerably further from the center than McCain, and with a late August nomination it’s going to be hard for him to tack toward the center in time to win.

    The Wright thing barely scratches the surface of his vulnerability from the right.

  78. I’d say it’s anybody’s ballgame or more likely Obama losing.

    Oh, I still think the MSM can drag him across the finish lines, knife-wielding supporters and all. He’s got huge amounts of voter fraud and credit card fraud going for him too.

    It’s nice to see the Chicago Machine going national. Really makes me proud of the hometown.

  79. You heard it here first:

    PUMPKINS ARE FOR OBAMA!

    also, ACORN squash came out in support today… while in other news, Zuchinni throw their weight behind the McCain/Palin ticket.

  80. The majority of Butternut squash are apparently still undecided.

  81. John is right. If the Republicans really eat the furniture, all they’re doing is giving him cover to move to the center. If they really wanted to bring down his Presidency, they’d try to contain the insanity so the leftist base will get angry at him rather than defending him out of instinct because the Republicans are going apeshit.

  82. I’ve never heard the phrase “drag him across the finish line” used in reference to someone with a double digit lead.

    The best part of this election is watching the people who are counting on racist voters to save them make asses of themselves.

  83. Joe-

    TallDave is repeating the latest Mark Steyn column from NRO. Really. He used the phrase “drag him across the finish line” today, too. It’s amazing, I tell you. The message discipline!

  84. IOW, “drag him across the finish line” is the new “flat footed”.

  85. It’s a damn shame that most cute girls are Democrats. Has anyone else noticed that?

    All this talk about the “health of the mother” (air quotes) got bitches confused. I mean look at Palin. She’s an inspiration. She shows that if you just wink and flirt and dress pretty, you too can succeed.

  86. Of course, the best part of all this is we’ll soon find out whether the victim has any outstanding tax liens or questionable licensing.

    The American people have a sacred right to know!

  87. Oh, I still think the MSM can drag him across the finish lines, knife-wielding supporters and all. He’s got huge amounts of voter fraud and credit card fraud going for him too.

    You know, when I retreat into fantasyland, it usually involves a lot more sex and a lot less voter fraud – but hey, to each his own.

  88. capelza | October 23, 2008, 6:06pm | #

    What’s really weird is the “B” on her face is backwards..

    See, what we have hear is another oppressed minority failed by the education system. He makes his S’s backwards too.

  89. F**K! hear=here

  90. TallDave | March 18, 2008, 4:14pm | #

    joe,

    LMAO You still don’t get it.

    You sit here mouthing racial pieties about how we’re finally going to make progress, etc, etc — while your candidate’s campaign is crumbling precisely because he chose to closely associate himself with someone who was “whipping up racial animus.”

    Irony and hilarity seldom meet so convivially.

  91. Seven months later, he’s spamming threads with stories about scary black guys.

  92. $5 we get a post about affirmative action soon.

  93. Oh look, socialists!

    Heh. Blank spaces are funny.

  94. Can someone find a post about Iraq made by TallDave, from 2003? Please?

  95. Huh. I was wondering how Fox News would remind people that Obama is a scary black person.

    Wow, and I thought you were a jackass before.

    Can we please have Virginia back?

  96. Yes We Carve.

    Haha, I just noticed that. Too appropriate.

  97. March 18, 2008

    Wasn’t that around the time Obama was losing most of the final primary races?

  98. I only count Obama as having a state if he has a >5% lead.

  99. I found one!

    joe | May 23, 2008, 9:56pm | #

    Now, Sistani and Sadr are meeting.

    Sadr, who conditioned his agreement to disarm on Sistani, who never directed him to.

    Great. Things are about to get a lot worse.

    Oh, wait, that was joe.

  100. Hmmm, there’s some skepticism on the woman. We’ll see if it pans out. A couple days and we should know.

    She’d have to be pretty crazy to beat herself up, but who knows.

  101. I guess I will be accused of swift boating this girl, and I personally hate to be so cynical when we are talking about victims of what, if true, is certainly a despicable act by a cowardly jerk, but from only looking at the picture I am curious about the “B” scar. I agree it does look pretty straight. Are there stiches? I’m having trouble wrapping my mind around that getting there the way it is said to get there. I mean, I guess it is plausible (who knows how the guy was standing relative to her, maybe he ordered her to “stay still”, etc).

    The fact that his happened to happen NOT to one of the thousands upon thousands of people who simply have a McCain sticker and support him but instead to a young college republican activist that is active in the McCain campaign makes me reserve judgment on it for now. And she declined medical help?

    The story mentions a video camera, I’d like to see that tape big time.

  102. Talldave, if it IS a hoax you should really self-exile yourself from human contact for a few weeks.

    If only to let yourself “air out” a bit…

  103. If it’s a hoax it will sort itself out. People really need to quit playing amateur detective on the internet (remember the birth certificate stuff, and Palin’s pregnancy?) it usually doesn’t end well for the person doing it.

  104. BDB
    Oh agreed, there is no fucking way we can find out from here. I’m speculating out loud.

  105. Anyway random supporters doing horrible acts (whether it’s this or people spray painting “nigger” on the sides of Obama HQ, or what have you) says a whole lot more about them than it does about the campaign they’re “supporting”.

  106. Ok, nevermind, even Malkin is saying it’s fake.

    I think it’s safe to call it “hoax” now.

  107. Turns out it’s not a person with a McCain bumper sticker. It’s a McCain Campaign Volunteer.

    Huh. Wonder what that means.

  108. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    B is for Brawley.

  109. Wait a second:

    If B is for Brawley, then that would make TallDave…?

  110. Free Republic says she’s lying.

    Yeah.

    Wo ist TallDave?

  111. I think MNG gave good advice.

  112. You know, these sorts of threads always involve a lot of, “Ooooh, you’re so biased. Why don’t you do the exact same thing to the other side? Huh?! I knew it you’re a [commie leftist, pinko tree-hugger|crypto-fascist right wing looney].”

    Guess what, people. In the real world, things aren’t always fair and balanced. It’s not a matter of bias. It’s just that we don’t always have time to present both sides of every issue in an easily accessible, point-counterpoint fashion.

    Get over it.

    That is all. This thread has grown tiresome.

  113. October 23, 2008: The Battle of the Daves.

    TallDave | October 23, 2008, 4:33pm | #

    Ah, there’s a link now:

    http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/17789356/detail.html

    Richard said the robber took $60 from the woman, then became angry when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the victim’s car. The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, before using the knife to scratch the letter “B” into her face, Richard said.

    Looks like the felon-American community is really taking Obama’s “get in their faces!” exhortations to heart.

    Dave Weigel | October 23, 2008, 4:57pm | #

    By the way, not every reported hate crime pans out. In my last year at college a latino student claimed he was bashed, then later admitted to cops that he wasn’t.

    http://www.chron.org/tools/viewart.php?artid=758

    It’s best to give this stuff 48 hours to shake out.

    One of these Daves is a shill, who allows partisan wishful thinking to interfere with his ability to accurately distinguish and understand the truth.

    One of them is not.

  114. TallDave – bist da?

    wo bist Du?

  115. DRAG HIM ACROSS THE FINISH LINE!

  116. $5 TallDave says something about Dan Rather.

  117. Talldave, if it IS a hoax you should really self-exile yourself from human contact for a few weeks.

    Shrug. I said it might be fake, however the socialists mischaracterize me. If it’s true, it’s obviously newsworthy. If it’s fake… well, still waiting for the apology from the reporter who made the “Kill him!” claim that the Secret Service debunked.

    Right-wing hoaxes generally don’t make it far, as they don’t have an army of Dan Rathers to push them.

    Malkin is suspicious but did not say it was fake, she just said it looked odd. And it does. It would also be very odd if she did this to herself. Right now, the latter seems more odd, but we’ll know more after the re-interviews.

  118. Oh well, let the socialists play their “hate TallDave” games.

    Kind of flattering how they spend half their posts on me.

    Anyways, I have a pretty girl and a Corvette, and not much time left with the top down this year.

  119. I said it might be fake, however the socialists mischaracterize me.

    Orly?

    Looks like the felon-American community is really taking Obama’s “get in their faces!” exhortations to heart.

  120. BDB | October 23, 2008, 8:20pm | #
    $5 TallDave says something about Dan Rather.

    TallDave | October 23, 2008, 8:21pm | #
    Right-wing hoaxes generally don’t make it far, as they don’t have an army of Dan Rathers to push them.

    Literally a minute later.

  121. Right-wing hoaxes generally don’t make it far, as they don’t have an army of Dan Rathers to push them.

    See, I was going for “Al Sharpton,” but I guess you can make a case that you’re Dan Rather, too.

    Oh, btw – the African guy in London who got shot three times with an air pistol for wearing an Obama shirt? Not debunked.

    Kind of flattering how they spend half their posts on me. I know the feeling, except the part about getting caught out like this.

    Anyways, I have a pretty girl and a Corvette… Ma, bring my dinner down here, I’m playing Matchbox cars!

  122. $100 BDB and joe say something about TallDave.

  123. Boom! I win!

  124. Gee, you sure you want to stick your neck out like that? We’ve only been mocking him for hours.

  125. *****BREAKING*****

    A MEMO FROM COMRADE SCHMIDT, CHAIRMAN OF MINISTER OF INFORMATION, AGITPROP COMMITTEE

    Comrades, in our Glorious Struggle against the international forces of the proletariat TERRORR, it is now neccessary to refer to our opposition as socialists.

  126. I’m waiting for a SpecialStatement from OLS, too.

  127. Hey, BDB, did you catch this on fivethirtyeight.com?

    The day before, in McCain’s Loudoun Regional Victory Center in Sterling, VA, we stopped by the office immediately after our Falls Church Obama visit. A full-time volunteer had just papered the office walls with GOTV shift lists, and all were empty except two names on one day. It was 5 pm, and the office was closing. Six of one, half dozen of the other, as it only held one lonely phonebanker who complained to us about ACORN and the media.

    Ha ha!

  128. Yeah I saw that. Somehow it doesn’t surprise me.

  129. Somewhat on the actual topic of this post, yet another airhead has joined the cult with his own video.

    Please, help me help you make it go viral! As you’ll see, I especially urge you to send it to all those who are deeply religious, especially those familiar with Revelations.

  130. I have been getting about three robo calls a day from the McCain campaign, though.

    Did you know Barack Obama puts Hollywood ahead of AMERICA?

  131. We’ve only been mocking him for hours.

    Not very effectively, sadly. Mostly you just look petty.

  132. Well, since so many predictions are coming true in this thread, I predict that at any moment, Scarlett Johansson and Diane Neal are going to bust down my door and demand a three way.

    Oh, and OLS, there is no book of “Revelations” in the Bible. It’s a singular Revelation. That’s a pet peeve of mine… they’re always doing that in movies, saying “Revelations” in a serious vouce, meant to impress others with their knowledge of scripture…

  133. Man, here I thought the calls to the local talk radio host about the Obama Birth Certificate Suit would be the most retarded thing I would exposed to all day.

  134. Hollywood?

    What the hell does Hollywood have to do with anything?

  135. also, it’s voice, not vouce.

  136. “Hollywood?

    What the hell does Hollywood have to do with anything?”

    You got me there. That was the whole robo call, really. “I’m so-and-so from the John McCain campaign, and YO NEED TO KNOW that Barack Obama puts HOLLYWOOD before AMERICA”. That was all, no further explanation.

    There’s another one I got where Rudy Giuliani tells me I need to know that “Barack Obama opposes mandatory sentencing for drug users”. Oh, that’s sure to swing MY vote!

  137. So, to get off the McCain supporter in western Pennsylvania:

    How about Obama supporters in western Pennsylvania? What are they up to?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QIGJTHdH50

  138. Damnit.

    David Johansen and Diane Keaton busted down my door, demanding directions to the freeway.

    Oh well, I was close.

  139. The McCain campaign is so effing lame.

    They’re going to run against Hollywood? Like Dan Quayle? Now?

    They think people are out there are worried about Hollywood?

    What is wrong with these people?

  140. Hey, if it were Diane Keaton from her Annie Hall days I would not be displeased at all…

  141. joe
    What else are they going to say? That they are the ones to take it to CEO compensation? The GOP has no ideas that appeal to people in the current situation, so attacks is all they have…

  142. My theory is hes sticking it to the Republican Party for what they did to him in 2000.

  143. I’m so-and-so from the John McCain campaign, and YO NEED TO KNOW that Barack Obama puts HOLLYWOOD before AMERICA”

    Unfortunately, a $700 Billion bailout of the movie industry doesn’t seem all that ridiculous.

  144. Weigel, why don’t you move to somewhere in America-land? You know, maybe some place where people know the normal usage of “get in someone’s face”.

  145. I can’t wait for the BHO presidency. It should help reduce the screams that America is a racist society and the notion that feelings can solve our problems.

  146. Schempf: I note an undercurrent of hostility and racism in your comment. Thankfully, I have access to a beta version of Barack Obama’s Neighbor2Neighbor program, so I signed you up. (Note: the rumors about Reason helping with that program are completely false and I must deny them in the most stringent terms possible. Do not believe those internet rumors!)

  147. Did anyone catch that radio broadcast just now? Scary if true, apparently alien spacecraft have landed in New Jersey. Looks like word has already gotten out about Obama’s loose borders and amnesty-for-all aliens policies.

  148. nevermind, Karl Rove told Steve Schmidt to tell Hugh Hewitt to tell K. Lo to tell me that my source may have been drunk.

  149. The GOP has no ideas that appeal to people in the current situation, so attacks is all they have…

    OK, fine, but Hollywood?

    Everything they thought they had is a dud.

    They thought they could make the country jump with race panics and accusations of treason, and those don’t work anymore.

    This is a better country, because of Barack Obama’s campaign. It’s gotten better before our eyes, and it’s what’s going on in the Richard Trumka video I keep linking to that shows it happening.

  150. This is a better country, because of Barack Obama’s campaign.

    HAHAHA! Democratic partisans are so cute before they grow up and get all disillusioned, yeah?

  151. The Obama Administration will likely be a disaster. He’s riding in on a cloud of charisma, and I don’t think ANYONE could reap the post-Bush whirlwind and come out looking good. That means in about 100 days we’ll have a chorus of disillusioned lefties joining the loathsome, pathetic whining we’re already getting from conservatives. Whupee.

  152. In an interview on NBC Nightly News that aired Thursday, host Brian Williams asked Palin: “Governor, are you a feminist?”

    “I’m not gonna label myself anything, Brian,” she responded. “And I think that’s what annoys a lot of Americans, especially in a political campaign, is to start trying to label different parts of America different, different backgrounds, different ? I’m not going to put a label on myself. ”

    But Palin gave a different answer in September when Katie Couric of CBS News asked her, “Do you consider yourself a feminist?”

    “I do,” Palin answered.

  153. Obama doesn’t scare me. It’s his whacked out supporters, apologists, and drones, all with blinders on who scare me. Including some posters above.

  154. Obama supporters = cutters.

  155. HAHAHA! Democratic partisans are so cute before they grow up and get all disillusioned, yeah?

    Even if Barack Obama suck as a president, this country will have still gone through this campaign. We will have seen Helms/Southern Strategy/TallDave style race-baiting as a political strategy fail miserably, for the first time in American history.

    We will have had activists and organizers like Richard Trumka calling out his own people and helping the country work through its original sin.

    We’ve already seen African-Americans have their “Holy shit, he can win!” moment.

    Try to get past your partisan blinders, prolefeed. There’s something more important going on.

  156. Yeah yeah yeah, you hate liberals. You hate “lefties.” You hate “socialists.” You hate unions. You hate Democrats.

    Watch this video, and see if you can figure out why I keep posting it on a site frequented by people who hate liberals, lefties, socialists, unions, and Democrats.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QIGJTHdH50

  157. “TallerDave | October 23, 2008, 10:59pm | #
    Did anyone catch that radio broadcast just now? Scary if true, apparently alien spacecraft have landed in New Jersey. Looks like word has already gotten out about Obama’s loose borders and amnesty-for-all aliens policies.”

    HAHAHA!

  158. One bad thing to come out of this campaign is now after both Mondale/Ferraro and McCain/Palin, there’s going to be the myth of a “curse” if a woman is on the ticket. A “curse” that leads to a landslide loss. I can hear Chris Matthews yammering about it already.

  159. And Hillary.

    Of course, that’s grossly unfair. The Democrats lost in 1984? The Republicans in 2008? Must be that woman VP.

    But since when has that ever stopped the cable noozies?

  160. “Of course, that’s grossly unfair. The Democrats lost in 1984? The Republicans in 2008? Must be that woman VP.

    But since when has that ever stopped the cable noozies?”

    Yeah, like I said, can’t you just hear Chris Matthews talking about the “woman curse” already if someone picks a female VP in 2012 or 2016?

    The real reason is of course that both the 84 Democrats and 08 Republicans picked a female because they needed something, anything, to shake up the race they were losing.

  161. Hillary didn’t lose the primary in a landslide though. She came very close to winning.

  162. Tweety got some gender issues.

    Remember when he used to speculate about which Republicans have a manly scent?

  163. Yeah. I think Chris Matthews is one example where someone really does hate Palin mostly because she’s a woman.

  164. Yeah. I think Chris Matthews is one example where someone really does hate Palin mostly because she’s a woman.

    Hard to say what, if anything is going on in Mr. Thrill-Up-My-Leg’s head, but I’ve always assumed his hostility to Palin is of a piece with the rest of the coastal elites.

    “She’s just not one of us, dahling.”

  165. RC–

    He really hated Hillary Clinton, too, and she’s part of the “coastal elite”.

  166. And he hated Hillary long before anyone even knew who Barack Obama was, extending back into the 1990s.

  167. Matthews is like David Brooks and Rich Lowry – one of those guys who idealizes the “noble savages” in red states, and talks about how much more authentic they are than blue states. He’s famous for his division of the country into “John Wayne states” and “Jane Fonda states.” He spent the entire primary campaign talking about Barack Obama not being able to “close the deal” with “regular folks.”

    But he doesn’t like Sarah Palin, so therefore, it’s because he dislikes red staters.

    There is a cultish faith behind the media theories of the right, one that dictates everything they see.

  168. Apparently police are making the woman submit to a polygraph test because her story doesn’t add up. Fail.

  169. Dave,

    Apparently, the police don’t believe her:

    Police planned to administer a polygraph test to Ashley Todd, 20, because her statements about the attack conflict with evidence from the Citizens Bank ATM where she claims the incident occurred, police said.

  170. It’s the writing on herself that’s the tipoff.

    Tawana Brawley wrote on herself, too.

  171. So did Morton Downey, Jr. He said he was attacked by white supremacists who carved a swastika in his face, but it came out backwards because he did it in the mirror.

  172. Maybe you could “educate” workers about the GREAT reasons for them to vote against Barack Obama. Let them know that jobs are lost when the minimum wage goes up, or when unions strongarm employers. Or show them this:

    http://www.paulgraham.com/gap.html

  173. I don’t need to educate low-income workers about Barack Obama.

    They’re one of his strongest voting blocks. I think it’s the insurance thing, but the blatant disrespect with which they’ve been treated by Republicans is a good explanation, too.

  174. bama supporters = cutters.

    Is this a reference to the Stirling books? I’m on the new one, it’s great!

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