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December 11, 2008

Open Thread

BHO and a guy with whom he had no contact. Via Verum Serum; on a tip from forest.

Posted by Van Helsing at December 11, 2008 10:31 AM


Who blinks on the Senate seat?

Posted by: CharlieDontSurf at December 11, 2008 10:35 AM

let's see.. if we believe all the news stories, no ever talked to the governor about buying or selling the senate seat.....Not Obama or anyone on his staff, not Jesse Jr or anyone else up for consideration....

If all these denials are true the Governor must be innocent!!!!!

The whole case must be made up by the Bush administration appointed federal prosecutors.

How shocking, those darned republicans trying to rain on Obama parade!!!

Bush must be punished for this..........

Posted by: blue at December 11, 2008 10:58 AM

My 11 yr. old daughter just said that to call b.o. a dirty, low-down, lying, scoundrel is the best thing you can say about him. Out of the mouths of babes...

Posted by: Sage at December 11, 2008 11:01 AM

yea - who is going to testify against me?

if Clinton can get away with whacking Vince Foster & that other scandal, this one is a piece of cake

think Hillary would be my defense lawyer?
can't use Bill, he was disbarred

Posted by: Rod Blagojevich at December 11, 2008 11:03 AM

Man, this is tough. On the one hand, I don't want endless "Bill" type scandals to be all that this government deals with for the next 4 years.

On the other hand, it is incredibly fulfilling to sit back and watch these third-rate low lifes have their world fall apart by their own hands. THE GUY ISN'T EVEN SWORN IN YET, and his "administration" is already embroiled in corruption that makes Larry Craig look like a choir boy.

Mid-terms in '10 are starting to look better already!

Posted by: matt at December 11, 2008 11:34 AM

I've seen a bigger version of this image - they're actually playing Rock Paper Scissors.

Posted by: The MaryHunter at December 11, 2008 11:34 AM

Hillary never passed the bar in D.C.

Posted by: Apostle53 at December 11, 2008 11:35 AM

"I've seen a bigger version of this image - they're actually playing Rock Paper Scissors.

Posted by: The MaryHunter at December 11, 2008 11:34 AM"

Or thumb wrestling.

It kind of reminds me of boxing promo posters too:

Posted by: forest at December 11, 2008 11:48 AM

Look at that longing stare into each other's eyes. Not only have they had contact, I think it might have been physical. They're obviously in love.
Obama cannot come from that stinking crap pile known as Illinois politics and remain smelling like a rose. The truth will win out.

Posted by: Bill C. at December 11, 2008 12:15 PM

Sage! Your 11 year old daughter said that???!!! I thought all the children had been indoctrinated into the Obama Youth.

Actually, there are all kinds of good lessons to be learned here, especially for our star-worshipping culture.

Posted by: Karin at December 11, 2008 12:22 PM

***NEWS FLASH*** NBC has announced plans to re-kindle the popular 1980 sit-com B.J. and the Bear. This photograph shown is a still from the pilot for the new show to be called Blago and the Chimp.

Posted by: Eric at December 11, 2008 12:26 PM

"Chump", ERIC. The word is "chump".

That is, IF Obama IS as ignorant of the dealings of his associates as his apoligists say he is...

Posted by: KHarn at December 11, 2008 12:41 PM

Actually it looks to like obaba is saying "How much are you asking for my seat?" "You do understand I get half,right?"

Posted by: Farmer Ted at December 11, 2008 12:42 PM

I remember someone insisted Hillary would be President even after Obama won, forget who.

Could this happen? Obama is impeached, Biden becomes President and names Hillary Clinton as VP. Then Biden steps down as President so Hillary can become President saying he is doing so because she got way more votes than he did and Biden then resumes role as VP.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 11, 2008 12:43 PM

The trolls have been pretty quiet the last few days. I look forward to reading some Obamamoonie explain who his Dear Leader could be the only virgin in the whorehouse of Chicago politics.

Posted by: V the K at December 11, 2008 1:21 PM

V the K, I popped over to Kos for 30 seconds. This is what they're talking about:
1) The GOP vs. the UAW
2) Al Franken's discarded votes
3) Fretting over press's guilt by assoc re O and Blago, even implicating Chris Mathews!
4) How Cao can't possibly win in 2010 unless he becomes a Democrat.
5) Outrage that some democrat is suggesting we keep some current interrogation techniques.

No trolls here, though, huh?

Posted by: Karin at December 11, 2008 1:32 PM

There was an editorial today in the Seattle Times about how the democrats have never liked Blogo and are so happy that now, finally, the man has come to justice. What a crock. I can imagine that newspapers across the nation are all putting out these editorials that make the man appear to be some lone-wolf that was never an accepted person in the democratic party.

Posted by: Kevin R at December 11, 2008 1:46 PM

The Moonbat trolls are deep in their caves over at the Puffington Post and Daily Kos.
They’re waiting for the MSN to spin BO and the Blago connection.

Posted by: Thor at December 11, 2008 2:02 PM

Pfft. Jomama's making out like he never met the guy, and the leftstream media is covering for this douchenozzle. Yeah, and he only ever bumped into Ayres in the produce department once when he was picking up some arugula. We're gonna be hella busy doing the media's job for them.

And Sage, tell your daughter she should be more considerate of dirty lying scoundrels!

Posted by: Mr Evilwrench at December 11, 2008 2:15 PM

The two best ones I've heard on this subject:
1. Gov Blago should ask for a lot of $$ for Obama's Senate seat. It was hardly used.
2. Who is that naive (see liberals) to think Obama is the only virgin in the whorehouse.

Posted by: JamesJ at December 11, 2008 2:37 PM

VtK, nah, Obama was just the piano player in that whorehouse.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 11, 2008 2:39 PM

Well, he sat in Jeremiah Wright's "God Damn America" church for 20 years without thinking his pastor was particularly controversial, so Obama's got the "ignorant doofus" angle covered.

Posted by: Naqamel at December 11, 2008 2:46 PM

Is it just me, or does it look like they're getting ready for a big sloppy kiss?

Posted by: Cheesecake at December 11, 2008 2:48 PM

The cool thing is that no matter what the involvement of Obama in the Blogomess (and it was probably none or close to it), Blogo has effectively destroyed the hopey-changey happy face pre-inauguration love-fest.

Welcome to the hell of your own creation, Democrats. A world in which no matter what someone tries to accomplish, no matter whether they're a good man or not, the weight of the media's "doubts" and "concerns" turn everything into stinky mush.

In other amusing news, here's a green city in the making. Well worth clicking the link. I don't think it's a parody but it's hard to believe it's serious.

Hey, how long till we get a nonsensical nonsequitur from the press about how the interest in Blogo is due to racism?

Posted by: mega at December 11, 2008 2:50 PM

If Blagojevich does any prison time,he will go in as a tight end, but will be used as a wide receiver.

Posted by: Mockingbird at December 11, 2008 2:56 PM

No, CHIMP is what I meant, the chumps are the ones who voted for THAT ONE.

Posted by: Eric at December 11, 2008 3:05 PM

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Posted by: Mike at December 11, 2008 4:14 PM

Sorry, messed up the HTML, I guess.

Now, I gotta run! :-)

Posted by: Mike at December 11, 2008 4:15 PM

‘Christmas is the pathway to hell’ says UK Muslim lawyer

A Muslim lawyer has launched an extraordinary rant against Christmas, branding the celebration “evil.” Hate preacher Anjem Choudary claimed the festival was the ‘pathway to hell’ and urged his followers to boycott it. ‘In the world today many Muslims, especially those residing in Western countries, are exposed to the evil celebration of Christmas,’ he raged in a sermon broadcast on the Internet.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 11, 2008 4:33 PM

3) Fretting over press's guilt by assoc re O and Blago

Oh, please. You know, the left wouldn't have to worry about "guilt by association" if Chairman 0 hadn't associated himself with so many sleazebags.

Is it just me, or does it look like they're getting ready for a big sloppy kiss?

They will be when I get done captioning them.

Posted by: V the K at December 11, 2008 5:54 PM

Jay Guevara, nice of you to apologize for being off topic, but how can you be OT on the Open Thread?


Posted by: Lyle at December 11, 2008 6:16 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at December 11, 2008 7:09 PM

Look at the walking shitstains salivate over their new Whitewater!

You'll have to do better than this if you think Americans are going to let you destroy a man elected with a plurality in an economic meltdown.

Vile pieces of shit.

Posted by: DINO at December 11, 2008 7:27 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at December 11, 2008 7:36 PM

And the left's all out assault on the character and intelligence of George W. Bush is acceptable?

If Obama HAD any character, we wouldn't be hearing NEAR as much about this corrupt governor. In fact, had Obama said something other than "I had no contact with the Governor recently" and said something along the lines of the truth, maybe we wouldn't have so much glee in pointing out what a habitual liar Obama is.

Just remember: You set the bar pretty low when it comes to destroying our elected leader.

Posted by: Cheesecake at December 11, 2008 7:36 PM

You'll have to do better than this if you think Americans are going to let you destroy a man elected with a plurality in an economic meltdown.

We aren't doing a thing, DIMO. We don't need to.

Posted by: Kevin R at December 11, 2008 7:45 PM

Posted by: BURNING HOT at December 11, 2008 7:49 PM

Chairman O and his fellow Socialist flunkies will crash and burn.

Again, as I have said it will be within the first 1-2 years.

0bama will be another one-term loser like Jimmy "Malaise Forever!" Carter.

Then, the grown-ups get to be in charge again.

Posted by: Mike at December 11, 2008 8:07 PM

Something smeels funny about BO.

Posted by: kyle at December 11, 2008 8:19 PM

Sorry guise!

I am just, like ya' know, coming off my old meds.

Go Zoloft!

Plus teh AZT cocktail *tee hee!* makes me irritable, too.

If my anger at my failure of a life and foolish support of an admitted socialist and an anti-American political party and sinful lifestyle comes out all sideways, meesa sorry.

Posted by: DINO at December 11, 2008 8:28 PM

Well, I'm sure some mean person just photo-shopped that photo and circulated it.

Posted by: Andrea at December 11, 2008 8:35 PM

WOW! Is Dino ever smart! And makes such intelligent comments!

I bet liberals EVERYWHERE are SOOOOOO proud!

"Vile pieces of shit."

And she said it to everyone on the board! WOW! What a woman! DAMN I bet she's GOOD in a bar fight! She'd have to be. Unless... unless... unless - she's only brave as an anonymous keyboard operator.

Golly shucks, no. I bet she'd walk into Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth and scream at the top of her lungs "You are all vile pieces of shit!"

Dino. What a woman! Wow. You have to be impressed.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 11, 2008 9:34 PM

The company Obama keeps kind of makes you wonder about his comming presidency

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at December 11, 2008 10:15 PM

At least we'll have a tent and a shred of sanity left.

Posted by: Cheesecake at December 11, 2008 10:22 PM

It has begun - after Christian symbols, now the American flag itself is being banned

Ralph Silvestro, a legal clerk who works at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, never imagined that anyone would have a beef over the American flag he had taped to the side of his work computer.

After all, he works in a courthouse.

To Silvestro, who served in the Navy for six years and in the Air Force Reserve for another six, the miniature American flag affixed to his computer was a symbol of his patriotism, he said.

"I served this country for 12 years. I could have died for this flag, but I can't hang it up. What's up with that? I don't understand," Silvestro said in an interview earlier this week.

Silvestro added: "For me, this is about my rights being taken away from me in a building where your rights are supposed to mean more than anything."

Posted by: BURNING HOT at December 11, 2008 10:50 PM

"Mr. Obama, were you there when your picture was taken?"

Posted by: scaramouche at December 11, 2008 11:33 PM

I see that no one here has heard of Hillary's top option to take her seat in NY. Fran Drescher. Nope. Not kidding. U.S. Senate is becoming a celebrity prize...

Posted by: Alexander Paul Jamieson at December 11, 2008 11:41 PM

Yessir... Here's the link too...,25197,24779771-2703,00.html

Posted by: Evil Monk at December 11, 2008 11:44 PM

CNN's Yeller has very low expectations for transparancy

CNN correspondent Jessica Yellin reversed course concerning her take on President-Elect Barack Obama’s “transparency” on the issue of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and the appointment of his successor in the U.S. Senate. During a segment on Wednesday’s Situation Room, Yellin criticized the outgoing Illinois senator for “not starting off on the foot he promised he’d start off on, which is more transparency and more candor than we’ve seen before.” Just under 17 hour later, minutes after Obama stated that he was “absolutely certain” that no one in his camp was involved in the governor’s alleged scheme to sell his senate seat, the CNN correspondent praised the president-elect: “I should also highlight...that he’s also set down a marker for transparency. He promised a transparent government...and he has revealed now much more than we usually hear in these kind of investigations scandals from a politician.”

Posted by: BURNING HOT at December 11, 2008 11:58 PM

The morning after the booze wears off: Chig Tribune reporter tosses Obama out of bed

"Obama is a creature of Chicago Politics. The machine runs Chicago... There seems to be a willful attempt by some outside Chicago to sort of not consider that Obama is a Chicago political guy."

Posted by: BURNING HOT at December 12, 2008 12:10 AM


I guess I shouldn’t talk since I live in a liberal cesspool, Nueva York, but I’ve at least been blessed not to live in Illinois or, God forbid, in the murder capital of the nation, Chicago.

I admit that until recently I knew next to jacksquat about the son of the “Reverend” Jesse Jackson. Mostly I knew he was the son of Jesse Jackson Senior and shares his daddy’s name, which is reason enough to doubt his honesty and integrity.

Whether he truly shares his daddy’s character, Jesse Senior’s penchant for sexual shenanigans, his shakedown skills, his proven hypocrisy, and his facile prevarications, has yet to be determined but nuts usually don’t fall far from the tree.

The elder Jesse is known for many things. Witness to MLK’s assassination, he cashed on that quirk of history by launching a life as agitator and extortionist to help fund his RainbowPUSH (People United to Save/Serve Humanity) Coalition and he has been very successful at it.

He made abortive runs for the Democratic nomination for president in 1984 and 1988, garnering “impressive . . . surprising” totals of 450 and 1000 delegates, respectively. However, whether those numbers were truly impressive and surprising is debatable given the racial makeup of the Democrats delegate base.

After frequent denials, he finally fessed up in 1998 to conceiving a “love child” with staffer Karin Stanford in 1996 while serving as Bill Clinton’s “spiritual advisor” in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. RainbowPUSH paid her off: (

The irony of Jesse Jackson Senior serving as a spiritual advisor to anyone is beyond precious.

Undeterred, he went into temporary seclusion and returned to his “ministry” some time later. No word on whether his wife of 46 years, Jacqueline, shared his retreat.

He most recently was seen weeping at Barack Hussein Obama’s post-election festivities in Grant Park, Chicago, tears shed either for his earlier failures to win the presidency, for Obama’s “transformational” election, or for both.

Prior to that, his reference to nuts made in front of an open mic during the campaign justly earned him more notoriety. His wish to castrate the presidential nominee, articulated in gutter language, (cutting Barack’s nuts off), which was very irreverent for a “reverend,” resulted in no Secret Service investigation:

Apparently, the Secret Service cut Jesse Senior some slack since Jesse was just ...

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Posted by: Berlet98 at December 12, 2008 12:42 AM

Interesting People's Facts

Did you know....

...that if Pres. George W. Bush really WERE Hitler, most of his political opponents would be dead by now?

...that after almost 50 yrs on this planet, the US Presidency will be Barack Obama's first REAL job?

...that if politicians could run things like the auto industry successfully, the Soviet Union WOULDN'T have collapsed?

Posted by: BURNING HOT at December 12, 2008 2:25 AM

Headlines of Obamerica from the year 2020

Statue of Liberty renamed "Statue of Government"

Microsoft moves its last U.S. facility to Shanghai; CNN slams "the Bush economic legacy"

Vermont man beaten to death by angry mob for placing aluminum can in paper recycling bin

Debate continues in Congress over national family income limit; Sen. Joe-the-Plumber (R-Ohio) argues that $20K may be too low

Saudis unhappy with allotment of only 50 seats in Congress; threaten to pull plug on financing of Democrat Party

Proliferation of icebergs in northern Atlantic threatens shipping; Al Gore blames secret ice-making machine in basement of Fox News

Greenpeace apologizes for death of 26 children after cute orphaned polar bears were released on Puget Sound

Farmer in Scotland sentenced to five years in prison for insulting burglar's choice of firearm

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Passing Legislation Preventing U.S. from Manufacturing Nuclear Weapons; Obama's Signature to the Bill Pending.

Chinese Government threatens economic sanctions against the USSA for several human rights violations.

Government stands fast in opposition to offshore oil drilling, as it will still take 10 years to see results which are needed now.

Congress FINALLY impeaches Bush! Representative Henry Waxman resigns in disgust when the Senate fails to retroactively remove Bush from office during his first term.

Obama unites the country by signing the Talk-Radio Fairness Amendment Act into law and outlaws Rush Limbaugh. (Sean Hannity was already jailed for violating the Love Obama Act of 2009.)

Posted by: BURNING HOT at December 12, 2008 2:45 AM

Burning, that article forgot one other important headline I can think of:
As the first person convicted of violating the Ethnic Sensitivity Act of 2012, a 15- year- old girl was sentenced to 10 years in prison for being caught with a Bible in her school.
"Vile pieces of shit."
This, coming from someone who has repeatedly wished imprisonment and death on anyone who disagrees with his warped, demented views?

Posted by: Adam at December 12, 2008 4:47 AM

It will be interesting to see the outcome of Teh One caught in a blatant lie. I can't wait to hear Keith and Chris spin this one. That's why most of the trolls have been quiet- they haven't got their marching orders yet. I think they're upset that just like people who were oppossed to O from the start said; "...there's just something about the guy I don't trust..." and we were right. And they hate us for it. And yes, we'll talk and joke about it, but we won't be out rioting or dancing in the streets either.

Posted by: Murff at December 12, 2008 6:18 AM

It seems the best the troll can do is call us vile pieces of shit. What a compelling arguement. What did WE do wrong, exactly? Did any of US try to usurp the very foundations of democracy and the underpinnings of our nation?

Funny list, Burning Hot.

Posted by: Karin at December 12, 2008 6:55 AM

"You'll have to do better than this if you think Americans are going to let you destroy a man elected with a plurality in an economic meltdown." - DINO

I have some good news for you DINO, BO won with a 53% majority. Here's what "plurality" means:

Merriam Webster - Plurality c: a number of votes cast for a candidate in a contest of more than two candidates that is greater than the number cast for any other candidate but not more than half the total votes cast

As an example, Saxby Chambliss won a plurality of the vote in the initial senate race in Georgia, and had to win a majority in the runoff to retain his seat.

Posted by: forest at December 12, 2008 7:44 AM

So you DO eat shit. Somehow I knew it.

Posted by: Mr Evilwrench at December 12, 2008 9:42 AM

Evilwrench, someone scrubbed Dino's post. He said "I eat pieces of vile shit like you for breakfast." Hence, your post.

I just like things to flow ;)

Posted by: Karin at December 12, 2008 11:17 AM

Sorry to disrupt the flow, but Dino has worn out his welcome, and anything he posts will be deleted.

Posted by: Van Helsing at December 12, 2008 8:53 PM


It never seems to end.

I’m not referring to the Governor Blago–Chicago–Obama–Rezko affair(s), which won’t end for months and which may be concluded with more resignations and indictments than just Illinois Governor Blagojevich’s.

I refer to Gays in the News.

First, we have the LGBT set, (that’s the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered set, for those not in the know), which is up in arms over President Bush’s and America’s silence on the U.N.’s statement calling for decriminalization of homosexuality.

It has not yet been set in stone, but the United States is the only Western nation that has not endorsed the proposal:

The entire European Union is on board but some 80 or 86 other nations still regard homosexual activities to be illicit and 5 impose the death penalty for such intercourse. One gay activist stated, “Washington will lose ever more respect and credibility if it fails to endorse this statement of support for LGBT human rights.”

This “gay friendly” website,, points out that the only nation in the Middle East that supports a U.N. declaration is Israel.

I say kudos to Bush and our United Nations team. I think executing gays for acting out sick, gay behavior is extreme and unjust but I also think we shouldn’t endorse such perversity.

Second is this story about the Vatican’s opposition to that same U.N. declaration which, in effect, declares that homosexuality is fine and dandy and which opposition gays consider “grotesque”:,2933,464245,00.html.

With that disapproval, Pope Benedict XVI and the Vatican are simply adhering to time-honored and Biblical proscriptions against the “abomination” that is homosexuality.

Times may change and agitators may agitate but if the Church ever becomes influenced to change its fundamental precepts by changing times and protests it will no longer be the Catholic Church. It will become the equivalent of Imus’ “First Church of the Gooey Death and Discount House of Worship.”

In that eventuality, the Catholic Church will not deserve to survive so I therefore accord encouragement, and more kudos, to my Church.

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Posted by: Berlet98 at December 12, 2008 10:48 PM

Rot in Hell, Dino.
We have no problem with dissenting views, we just don't want to have to put up with hideous, repulsive, brainless, hatemongering pricks like you.

Posted by: Adam at December 13, 2008 5:27 AM