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That's all I'm bothering coming up with here. Monica Crowley's lame articles and the lame postings by wingnut idiots are not worth my time.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2010 on Truth...or Consequences at Monicamemo.com
Couldn't resist an opportunity to pick on the Clintons' marriage, huh? Pathetic. And it says more about Monica Crowley than it does about the Clintons.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2010 on Truth...or Consequences at Monicamemo.com
FK, What is your point? That Acorny does good work? That they really don't operate brothels or help set them up? That if a reporter breaks the law, anyone who ever was a fan is somehow guilty of a crime? Speak up. Posted by: soggybritches | January 27, 2010 at 07:38 PM My point is that rightwingers (wingnuts) have extremely bad judgment. But yes, ACORN does good work and does not set up brothels. The whole 'investigation' was a sham by an unethical wingnut (those two words kind of go together). Looks like UG fancies himself a little investigative journalist as well. UG, I didn't disguise who I was or even change my posting name all that drastically. I'm even using the same icon picture of my dog. So don't get too excited that you 'figured out' who I am. Posted by: FK | February 01, 2010 at 11:07 AM
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2010 on The McLaughlin Group at Monicamemo.com
FK, What is your point? That Acorny does good work? That they really don't operate brothels or help set them up? That if a reporter breaks the law, anyone who ever was a fan is somehow guilty of a crime? Speak up. Posted by: soggybritches | January 27, 2010 at 07:38 PM My point is that rightwingers (wingnuts) have extremely bad judgment. But yes, ACORN does good work and does not set up brothels. The whole 'investigation' was a sham by an unethical wingnut (those two words kind of go together). Looks like UG fancies himself a little investigative journalist as well. UG, I didn't disguise who I was or even change my posting name all that drastically. I'm even using the same icon picture of my dog. So don't get too excited that you 'figured out' who I am.
UG -- Nice deflecting. The more you avoid talking about this jerk's arrest, the more I pity you.
UG -- You are whining about liberals visiting this blog . . . better than actually dealing with the fact that one of your heroes was arrested, right, Mr. Law-and-Order?
Still don't want to discuss this? http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2010/01/republicans-distance-themselves-from-okeefe/1 Republicans distance themselves from O'Keefe How ironic. James O'Keefe -- hailed as a hero by Republicans for bringing down ACORN and forcing Democrats to cut ties with the community organizing group -- is now a persona non grata within the Republican party. That is, of course, after his arrest yesterday for alleging trying to interfere with Sen. Mary Landrieu's office phones. James O'Keefe walks out of the St. Bernard Parish jail in Chalmette, La., Tuesday. O'Keefe, a conservative activist who posed as a pimp to target the community-organizing group ACORN, is one of four people arrested by the FBI and accused of trying to interfere with phones at Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in New Orleans.CAPTIONBy Patrick Semansky, AP Good morning. Welcome to On Politics. As everybody knows, Democrats were tripping rushing to distance themselves from ACORN last year after O'Keefe went undercover to tape ACORN workers providing advice to his "girlfriend" on how to set up a brothel. Today, Republicans are running away from O'Keefe. •O'Keefe was supposed to be the keynote speaker at a Salt Lake County GOP fundraiser on Feb. 4. But county GOP Chairman Thomas Wright told the Salt Lake Tribune: "We'll be announcing a new speaker shortly." •Rep. Pete Olson, R-Tex., is on the defense for introducing a resolution honoring O'Keefe for exposing ACORN. He told the Hill that he doesn't condone unlawful behavior, as On Deadline reported this morning. There were 31 cosponsors on that resolution, so you can expect Democratic challengers to use that resolution against their GOP opponents in this fall's midterm elections. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., is identified here as a cosponsor of that resolution. More to come? We'll let you know.
Ah yes!!!!! When it's a wingnut, then all of a sudden he's an "alleged" criminal. But if this were a liberal, you know you would not be using that word "alleged", UG!!!!! Would you???? Now start defending him, you Larry Craig-loving hypocrite!!!
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2010 on The O'Reilly Factor---TONIGHT! at Monicamemo.com
Why is everyone so slow to talk about this story? http://www.examiner.com/x-5738-Political-Buzz-Examiner~y2010m1d26-Video-ACORN-videographer-James-O-Keefe-arrested-will-conservatives-still-come-to-his-defense You know if it were a liberal, Monica would already have a posting about it, and there would be dozens of comments by Gringoman and Ummah Gummah. Your hero who set up ACORN is a criminal. Now start defending him because criminal behavior is fine, as long as it's done by a wingnut who is out to humiliate Democrats. Right, Ummah?????
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2010 on The O'Reilly Factor---TONIGHT! at Monicamemo.com
I guess Monica forgot about the Virginia Tech massacre. You know, 32 people died at the hands of a South Korean. The VT massacre and Ft Hood shooting are very similar. Both had disgruntled people who showed signs of problems before they did their act. However, one is a crime, the other is a 'jihad' war because one was religious. Posted by: Dagwood | November 11, 2009 at 02:41 PM Excellent point!
. . . that agenda certainly is detrimental to the interests of the WHITE middle-class. Posted by: DJ | November 04, 2009 at 08:10 AM Why is "WHITE" in all caps? How do you think the BLACK middle-class is doing?
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2009 on Enough. at Monicamemo.com
I'm not sure if this election was a referendum on Obama so much as a rejection of incumbents. People are mad at their government in general, with good reason. The problems pre-date Obama.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2009 on Enough. at Monicamemo.com
Affirmited? Is that what you think it's called?
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2009 on The Nobel Golf Prize at Monicamemo.com
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/10/07/avlon.civility/index.html Extremism in danger of acceptance By John Avlon Special to CNN Editor's note: John Avlon is the author of "Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics" and the upcoming "Attack of the Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America." Avlon writes a weekly column for The Daily Beast. Previously, he was chief speechwriter for New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and was a columnist and associate editor for The New York Sun. Politics is an ideological bloodsport between not just right and left, but good and evil, says John Avlon. NEW YORK (CNN) -- We are witnessing a wingnut war break out in American politics, organized on the Internet and fought out in airwaves and in town halls, wingnuts firing their shots from the outer reaches and strafing the common sense center. Look beyond the sober skeptics and the principled opposition to President Obama, and you'll find an ugly fringe festival cultivating the wounds left by the 2008 campaign and pouring gasoline on the embers of the culture wars. As the two parties become more ideologically polarized, the fringe is now blurring with the base while the moderate majority feels increasingly politically homeless. A culture of extremism is in danger of gaining acceptance. We've become almost used to the escalating tone -- comparisons of the president to Adolf Hitler now seem unremarkable, part of the contemporary political scenery. In a CNN.com profile of the Tea Party Express, lead speaker Deborah Johns is quoted as saying, "The men and women in our military didn't fight and die for this country for a communist in the White House!" while the Louisville, Kentucky, crowd chants "U-S-A, U-S-A!" This ugly scene was unremarked on -- hopefully because the insanity spoke for itself. Since I started the "Wingnut of the Week" segment on CNN's "American Morning," each week has given us multiple contenders for the ring of dishonor from the far right and far left. But lately, it has gotten improbably worse. In the last week, Arizona Rep. Trent Franks called President Obama "an enemy of humanity" in his speech at the "How to Take Back America Conference" (where one workshop was called "How to Recognize Living under Nazis & Communists"). That's not all: A former White House speechwriter posted a call on the conservative Web site Newsmax for the president to be deposed in a military coup. It was quickly taken down, but the damage was done. The civility is dying in part because the permanent campaign pursued by incumbent presidents to sell the American people on their agenda is being met with a new innovation: the permanent opposition campaign. There is no presidential honeymoon and no national unity in this new view. There is no assumption of goodwill or responsible governance from the president of a different party. Opposition is now "resistance" and politics is an ideological blood sport between not just right and left, but good and evil. And so any president with an opposing view is an enemy -- and the ugliness emerges. President Bush was subjected to many of these same attacks from the far left -- "Bush = Hitler" signs and being called a domestic terrorist. But there is a more widespread fury and fervor being directed at Obama in far less time. There is a recipe that keeps being repeated -- a wingnut claim is posted on a fringe Web site and gets passed around. It gets reiterated on talk radio, and then talk radio comments bubble up to the grassroots with signs at protests echoing the claims. Eventually some far-right or far-left elected official repeats, playing to the base while venting their spleen. It makes news not only because of the statements' outrageousness, but because it crystallizes the crazy that is going on in our politics. Two broad factors are driving this uptick of insanity and incivility, beyond Obama himself and whatever policies he proposes: the economy and the Internet. History shows that demagogues rise when the economy turns south. They specialize in blaming others for the troubles with wild accusations. It's a time-honored formulation, a powerful narcotic for the nervous and dispossessed, with violent side effects. During the Great Depression, populist anger was directed at big business. When conservative populism reared its head in the late 1960s, anger shifted toward big government. But now we've got both -- anger at big business and big government. It's a perfect political storm, primed for a return to pitchfork politics. The Internet has made it easier for wingnuts to congregate across state lines, to form an army from the fringes. This has increased their influence and amplified their voice, making them, in effect, the loudest lobbying block. No longer are they just cranks to be tolerated -- the fringe is blurring with the base, creating leverage on the party leadership. Finally, there is an additional factor that has enabled this explosion of hyper-partisanship -- the rigged system of redistricting that has reduced the number of competitive congressional districts around the country. This has encouraged play-to-the-base politics and discouraged the virtues of moderation and constructive compromise. Amid the declining civility, some people are asking if the middle ground is gone for good. It's not -- it's just under attack. Although wingnuts attract a lot of media coverage, polls show that most Americans don't share their extreme views. The wingnuts are still the fringe and we have seen their kind before. We've seen them in the Know-Nothing Party of the 1850s, which was anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic while waving the American flag, ultimately dubbing itself "the American Party." Teddy Roosevelt coined the term 'lunatic fringe' to describe the anarchist wingnuts of his day. The wingnuts surfaced in the paranoid anti-communism of the John Birch Society and when far-left liberals and union leaders got all misty-eyed talking about "Uncle Joe" Stalin. In the '60s, there were White Citizens Councils in the South and violence from far-left radical groups like the Black Panthers. All these were influential in their time and capable of intimidation. Each time, we beat them by standing up and calling out their paranoia, hate and political excess. They shrunk back into the shadows when confronted by the common sense and common decency of the moderate majority of the American people. There are those who believe that highlighting wingnuts only gives them more power, because they thrive on the oxygen of attention. But I believe sunlight is the best disinfectant. Wingnuts' influence on hyper-partisan politics proliferates in the dark. That's when politicians can play to their fears, seek their support, and benefit from the paranoia they create, while maintaining plausible deniability. By naming the problem and calling them out, we can hold them accountable and help define the terms of the debate. The wingnuts' increasing influence in our politics should be a wake-up call. It is a challenge to the idea that what unites us is greater than what divides us as Americans. We need to keep an eye on their efforts, remembering something President Eisenhower said a half-century ago: "The middle of the road is all the usable surface. The extremes of left and right are in the gutters." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of John P. Avlon.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2009 on The Nobel Golf Prize at Monicamemo.com
Avlon: Extremism in danger of acceptance Story Highlights Avlon: "I believe sunlight is the best disinfectant" against cultural extremism Civility dying in part because of a "permanent opposition campaign," says Avlon Broad factors: Economy, Internet drive uptick of insanity and incivility, says Avlon Avlon: "Rigged" redistricting reduced competitive congressional districts http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/10/07/avlon.civility/index.html?iref=newssearch
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2009 on The Nobel Golf Prize at Monicamemo.com
I prefer being a liberal to a hateful, bile-spewing wingnut.
Pailin seems perfectly aware that she is far more popular on Main Street than among the Stateside Republican poobahs, not to mention Mondo Lib and its media chorus line. __________________ Posted by: gringoman | September 23, 2009 at 11:23 AM Then do what you can to make sure she's nominated in 2012. Please. We're begging you.
aybe he'd like to retract what he said and try again---if not recant? Would you give him another chance? Posted by: gringoman | September 22, 2009 at 08:22 PM Um. No. Israel is not America. So it's a foreign country. The fact that it was founded by people related to me ethnically does not change that.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2009 on The O'Reily Factor - TONIGHT! at Monicamemo.com
Podhoretz also addresses the possibility of "buyer's remorse" among the 75% who voted for Obama, who has a 4% approval rating in Israel. Posted by: gringoman | September 22, 2009 at 05:11 PM Who cares what his rating is in a foreign country? Isn't that what you guys said after his speeches in Europe last year?
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2009 on The O'Reily Factor - TONIGHT! at Monicamemo.com
Ummah, I know you have analyzed Fred the Libman as a "self-hating". As for the Twin Towers Troll,and especially P. Wedeen, Le Kook de Quebec, do you think the following is right up their dark alley? * * * * Posted by: gringoman | September 22, 2009 at 05:11 PM I wasn't part of this whole conversation about Jews, so I'm not sure it was necessary to bring me into it. I find the term "self-hating Jew" is used manipulatively about any Jew that does not conform to what other Jews believe Jews are supposed to be. It doesn't matter whether I was raised Jewish, Christian, or in some religion, I was going to become an atheist. I just don't believe. It doesn't mean I hate myself, or that I am the "wicked son" from the Haggadah. But thanks for thinking of me, Gringohole.
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2009 on The O'Reily Factor - TONIGHT! at Monicamemo.com
The One's poll numbers now crashing down to Earth (and soon maybe lower than that), Obots in trouble, the trolls now return (except for the original Slimey). Have you noticed? Posted by: gringoman | September 19, 2009 at 10:48 AM Gringo -- Do you think you are on to something? Maybe the liberals have gotten together to try to take over the world, using Monica's blog as a springboard! I just came back 'cuz I felt like it, Gringo. Mkay? I always knew Obama's popularity would go down after inauguration. I probably said so here back when he was elected, but I'm not going to hunt through old postings.
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2009 on The McLaughlin Group at Monicamemo.com
There's really no point in Obama appearing on "fair and balanced" Faux News. They've already made up their minds about him, and package their "news" to feed the wingnut mindset. No point at all.
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2009 on Irony of the Weekend at Monicamemo.com
F¥CK OFF, FreaKKK!! This IS OUR BOARD, not for libs like u. You can moveon.org.. lol.. then on to Huffblo and KOTZkiddies... ojh and Mediablathers.. what are u waiting for, LIB?! Funny isn't it that first we see the Cretin Canadien and all of a sudden FreaKKK and the aisle-crawling Ovari all show up in succession! Posted by: Ummah Gummah | September 18, 2009 at 12:51 PM I'll come here when I like, as often as I like, and post whenever I like. What are you going to do about it? Eat my liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti?
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2009 on Dissed Again at Monicamemo.com
Lib, this is OUR board. Love it or leave it. You can take Momma Mike right with you, you neo-com. Posted by: Ummah Gummah | September 18, 2009 at 11:40 AM Wingnut, this is not YOUR anything. It's called monicamemo.com, not Ummaha##hole.com, so stuff it.
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FreaKKKy Fread.. taking over where Slimebert left off... I knew it all along, guys.. a lib who runs out of arguments goes below the belt. Since they are always out of arguments for why they hate America, they always take the low road.. Posted by: Ummah Gummah | September 17, 2009 at 05:40 PM You haven't changed a bit, Gumhead. You always do this. You hit below the belt again and again, even crowing that you intend to make Michael miserable. Then when someone dishes it back to you, you cry foul about how they are taking the low road. Same a##hole, same tack. Get a new act.
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