A FUnnie look at the loony residents of the Democratic Underground aka DUmmies in particular and the Leftwing Blogosphere in general.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
"Breaking: BLM backing down on Bundy ranch stand-off"
The KOmmies are now in a state of deep depression because a free citizen David made the big government Goliath back down. Here is the THREAD, where their gloom is on full display, "Breaking: BLM backing down on Bundy ranch stand-off." A few of the KOmmies early on took some solace from the fact that the government had confiscated Cliven Bundy's cattle. Hee! Hee! Of course that was BEFORE they found out that the BLM cave was complete and all his cattle is being returned. So what was the reason for the BLM standing down so quickly and completely? Part of it has to do with the Second Amendment since in the USA, unlike in Venezuela where government thugs ride around on motorcycles and shoot citizens without a fear of response, just the fact that citizens have the right to bear arms puts a check on the federal government power grabs. However, I think ultimately the complete BLM cave had to do with Harry Reid not wanting the light to continue shining on the fact that he conspired with the Chinese to build a solar factory on the desert tortoise preserve land that Bundy's cattle was grazing on. After all, Reid's former aide now heads the BLM and was making that land grab to enrich Boss Harry. Unfortunately all the publicity caused Boss Harry to panic over being exposed so the stand down was ordered...pronto. And when Cliven Bundy continued to demand the return of his cattle, Boss Harry ordered BLM via his flunkie to cave on that too. Anyhow all this has put the KOmmies into a big funk so let us now watch them moan over this turn of events in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, lighting candles for all those desert tortoises that the feds killed in order to protect them, is in the [brackets]:
Breaking: BLM backing down on Bundy ranch stand-off. [Harry wept.] The dispute between the Bureau of Land Management, and a Nevada rancher who has failed to pay grazing fees for use of public land under BLM management (well covered in diaries here and here appears to be coming to an end. [A David vs Goliath ending.] The Bureau of Land Management has announced it will stop the roundup of cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy. The BLM says the animals have been illegally grazing on public lands for 20 years. The BLM made the announcement Saturday morning, [Break out your hankies, KOmmies!] According to sources, the BLM wants to proceed with the sale of the cattle already gathered during the roundup but is reportedly willing to share the revenue from the sale with Bundy. Sheriff Gillespie has been negotiating with Bundy behind the scenes for months reached a tentative agreement Friday night, though Bundy insisted the sheriff come to his ranch to finalize the arrangement face-to-face. [I'm picturing the Bundy ranch as the U.S.S. Missouri with the BLM as the surrendering Japanese.] “Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public,” BLM director Neil Kornze said. [Neil Kornze aka Harry Reid's former aide and current flunkie.] And now Bundy is really feeling his oats: Rancher Cliven Bundy demanded of sheriff Doug Gillespie that all narional park service employees working on the cattle roundup operation be disarmed before 10:45 a.m. He gave Gillespie one hour to comply, and added for the firearms to be brought to him. The demand comes on the heels of the Bureau of Land Management pulling the plug on the roundup due to safety concerns. [LOL! You gotta love that Cliven Bundy. BLM must surrender AND bend over and grab their ankles...NOW! And now to the deeply depressed KOmmies...]
Effectively, the United States has ceded sovereignty over that area to Bundy and a bunch of armed, right-wing lunatics.
[IOW, Harry Reid panicked about his Chinese solar factory/BLM deal being exposed.]
If they do end up selling of his cattle he doesn't exactly come out a total winner on this. It will be interesting to see what the final negotiation is when they announce it.
[The final negotiation was a complete CAVE by BLM. Cliven Bundy gets his cattle back. You may now reach for your L-pill.] They should definitely share the revenue from the sale of the cattle with Bundy. First they should deduct the expense of rounding up and selling the cattle. Then the remainder should go into an account in Bundy's name. The account could then be frozen and seized to pay the grazing fees that Bundy owes.
[This KOmmie is due to put his head in a plastic bag when he finds out the BLM returned Bundy's cattle. Hee! Hee!] My guess is they'll have to truck these critters off a few hundred miles -- possibly out of state -- before they'll find some place where people will be inclined to buy them. I'd say 99% chance no one at a local auction would raise a finger to bid on them and leave the BLM high and dry. Will be interesting to see.
[Will be interesting to see your suicide note when you find out what REALLY happened. Hee! Hee!] He is losing his privilege. In fact, I think I read somewhere that no grazing is allowed on that land anymore.
[After you find out what happens, you will be ready for your lobotomy to ease the depression.] By not removing the cattle, the BLM is in contravention of the Endangered Species Act and several court orders. Two endangered species are being threatened. Do we just write them off because of what Bundy wants? Why bother trying to protect anything then?
[The Desert Tortoises were so endangered that the Feds had to kill them.] The government can come back later... and arrest him for obstruction of justice or menacing. Wait for that guy's guard to go down.
[Somehow I don't think Harry Reid wants back into the spotlight on his BLM grazing land scheme.] These f*cking wingnut teabaggers are pretty much on the verge of armed insurrection. A massive show of force by the government would have been more appropriate. They can't be allowed to attempt to violently overthrow the lawfully established government. If a few wingnuts get killed-so what?
[ALL must be absorbed by the Liberal Borg!] Hope the IRS nails him
[Paging Lois Lerner!] I could probably understand this decision... if 2 weeks from now I read an article that a couple hundred militia members who were present in Nevada were arrested at their homes in umpteen different states and charged with interfering with law enforcement. Since that is probably a felony, they could also be charged with using a firearm during the commision of a felony.
[Won't happen. Harry Reid wants the spotlight OFF his solar factory land scheme.] The BLM just surrendered up 100 of the guy's cattle that they had rounded up. As far as anyone can tell, the reason they did this is because an armed mob was threatening them.
[Thank you for making a great case for the Second Amendment.] He's demanding the feds disarm, and his armed supporters are heading out to "free" his cattle.
[Hate to break it to you but his cattle WERE freed.] This is really pissing me off. How dare these treasonous thugs be allowed to threaten the U.S. government? I don't care about Waco. F*ck them! It's time to send in the cavalry and place these traitors under arrest and shoot anybody who refuses to surrender. Damn. How. Dare. They?
[KOmmie Little Lulu is certainly an angry little collectivist.] Wait... They released the cattle they HAD rounded up? W. T. F.
[A KOmmie awakens to some really SAD reality. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!] Interesting the BLM backed down after the rumors of Harry Reid and/or friends being involved in some kind of "house of cards" style deal to build solar farms on the land hit the RW tubes. I have no idea what the rumors are really about or if there is any truth to them. But the timing is interesting.
[A Kewpie Doll is awarded to this KOmmie for have a brief moment of mental clarity!] This makes me so angry I can barely articulate it. I think they should just shoot the cattle where they stand on public land. Let Bundy watch his herd get butchered for his recalcitrance. Also- send in more armed federal agents. This man is stealing, and defying the will of law. And these ignorant fool militias are abetting that.
KOmmies Show Their Love For FBI Snitch Al Sharpton
Is anybody out there really surprised that "Reverend" Al Sharpton was an FBI snitch who was forcibly turned because he was caught on tape dealing coke? Most normal folks already had "Reverend" Al pegged as a dirtbag from way back but for the KOmmies it was an astounding revelation. And the FUnniest thing is that for most KOmmies, it makes no difference. They will continue to show their love for the MSNBC host as you can see in this KOmmie THREAD, "Smoking Gun: Facts Derail Lying Al Sharpton's Informant Tale." So let us now watch the KOmmies prove in Bolshevik Red that it makes no difference how much of a lowlife Al Sharpton is as long as he is leftwing while the commentary of your humble correspondent, wondering if Al will now earn himself a raise at MSNBC, is in the [brackets]:
Smoking Gun: Facts Derail Lying Al Sharpton's Informant Tale
[GASP! Al Sharpton LIED? I'm shocked! SHOCKED!] APRIL 9--In a desperate effort to explain away his work as a paid government informant, the Rev. Al Sharpton yesterday claimed that he first ran into the FBI’s arms after his life was threatened by gangsters, an incident that prompted him to then record 10 face-to-face encounters with one of those dangerous hoodlums. That story is a lie.
[And now the KOmmie provides a brutal summary for his fellow KOmmies...] Ouch. It goes on to describe Sharpton's involvement with organized crime and his attempts to spin his way out of the facts. Then we get to the bottom line:
[Let's get to it!] Here is what actually happened: The reverend was “flipped” by FBI agents three months after he was filmed in March 1983 (during a bureau sting) talking cocaine with an undercover agent. On a Thursday afternoon in June 1983, Sharpton showed up at a Manhattan apartment expecting to meet again with the undercover agent, who was posing as a former South American druglord seeking to launder money through boxing promotions. Instead, Sharpton was confronted by FBI agents who showed him the “cocaine” videotape. The panicked reverend agreed--on the spot--to cooperate with federal agents, according to sources familiar with the contents of Sharpton’s FBI informant file.
[June 1983? About a year later, "Miami Vice" began broadcasting. Unfortunately viewers would have claimed that a character like "Reverend" Al was too over the top. Now back to the author of the thread who actually has Sharpton pegged correctly but, as we shall see, many of his fellow KOmmies continue to absurdly BEEEEEEELEEEEVE in Rev. Al.] I knew Sharpton was a scumbag as soon as the truth about the Tawana Brawley affair came to light (thus the reason for my amusement). And I hold a special place for con artists who use religion as a tool of manipulation.
[Come to think of it, exactly WHAT religion is "Reverend" Al? First Church of the Race Hustle? Now back to the author who I shall now award a Kewpie Doll for displaying a brief moment of mental clarity...] Now, the release of his FBI files reveals that he was a two bit gangster, money launderer, coke dealer turned informant who pretended to be a community organizer.
[Qualified to become president!!!] Of course, all that is in the past. Now he's a spokesperson for the Democratic establishment.
[Correct. Eric Holder just whined at a Sharpton Shindig. Now on to the more understanding KOmmies...] Al was always on the side of cash. I really don't know how he got his gig on MSNBC.
[Far Leftism cleanses all sins in the eyes of MSDNC.] Back in the Tawana Brawley days, I didn't like Sharpton, and for a long time I considered him one of the worst race hustlers. However, since then, he's won me over. His commentary on election night 2012 was much more cogent than all of the others on the msnbc panel. Having been involved in drugs myself in the early 80's, I don't feel qualified to criticize Sharpton. If he helped take down some mobsters, more power to him. The past is the past, unless someone persists with a behavior into the present and seems intent on doing so into the future. He seems to have moved beyond his early "race hustle" years and is a consistently incisive commentator. What I care about is whether he's credible now. I think he is.
[The drugs you used is what makes you now think Rev. Al is somehow credible.] a black guy entrapped trying to buy drugs as a young man, what a shocker.
Maybe there is something wrong with the racist enforcement of drug laws in this country?
Naw, that couldn't be it.
[Is that you, Eric Holder?] Sharpton has been on the front line, getting publicity over criminal injustice, for his entire life, he was famous, everyone knew his face. Whatever the circumstances of his cooperation, seems he's welcome anywhere and even criminals considered him one of them, and that allowed him to defend the innocent and help remove the worst criminals from society. It's so easy to use nasty gossip to go after a prominent Democrat - but here? OMG
[The Al Sharpton Sainthood nomination speech.] I have the impression he became a different Al after he was stabbed, so I forgave him.
[So getting stabbed was when Al jumped the shark and became a saint?]
How sincere is an apology when it is delivered on April Fools Day? That is what WILLIAM RIVERS PITT did yesterday. I knew he would come crawling back and beg forgiveness for daring to slam Obamacare in this THREAD. And now we have his April Fools "apology in which he portrays himself as the poor widdle victim as you can see in An Apology to DU. My big question for Wee Willie is, have you CANCELLED your ObamaCare insurance which still claim to hate? Actually I am wondering how many people who got sucked into buying into ObamaCare have CANCELLED their policies. We won't get that answer from the Regime for another 24 business hours. In fact we won't find out how many of the COOKED 7 million (to be eventually discounted by several million) have PAID for their ObamaCare for an equal amount of time. So let us now watch Pitt "apologize" on April Fools Day in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, noting that Pitt got his "apology" in just under the April Fools wire by less than an hour, is in the [brackets]:
An Apology to DU [APRIL FOOLS!!!] I hope you will forgive one last me-me-me-me thread, but I owe this community an apology: [All your threads are me-me-me but continue with your April Fools "apology..."] To everyone who was offended by my vulgar use of language toward President Obama, I am sorry. [Oh, so now it's "President Obama," not " you piece of shit used-car salesman."] To everyone who felt compelled to rise to my defense after my use of that vulgar language, thank you, and I am sorry for the hassle. [But didn't you just loooove the attention?] And to everyone caught in the middle, who really didn’t give a crud one way or another but had their experience here disrupted and dismayed by thread after stupid thread spawned by my vulgar language, I am sorry. [What about those of us who laughed like hell at you?]
For the record, and one last time: I went to the exchange. They delivered me to Anthem BCBS in New Hampshire. I signed up for the Super-Extra-Ultra-Gold plan (which I am now paying more than $800 a month for) because it allegedly covers everything my wife’s MS needs… [So you are STILL paying for that overpriced ObamaCare policy that does almost nothing for you? Allow me to be the first to call you "SUCKER!!!"] …but before we signed on the dotted line, the very first question I asked was, “Will you cover my wife’s medication?” Her medication was not on the formulary, so we needed to find out if they would accept a drug that wasn’t on the list. They said, “Yes, we will, just get her doctor to approve it in a peer-to-peer review,” which her doctor did, twice. Then they strung us along for weeks, refusing to refill the scrip, before finally turning us down altogether on coverage for that medication.
[Their answer was as valid as the Regime claim of 7.1 million "enrollees."] They lied to us, period…and I snapped. Out loud. This was President Obama’s Big Thing, and it screwed my family, because the friends he chose to make – the insurance industry his legislation delivered us to – lied to me, took my money, and then turned us down on medication my wife needs. It’s as simple as that. It is not the president’s fault that Anthem decided to be a bastard, but to say that the president’s signature legislation had nothing to do with my experience is to deny the existence of gravity. [GASP! They LIED to you? But, hey, you can BEEEELEEEEEEVE in the Regime claim of 7.1 million "enrollees."] Skinner said, in one of those monster threads, that I would never apologize for my use of language because it would make me appear weak. That’s not the reason for the duration between the incident and this apology. When I posted the “Obama go f%$& yourself thread,” I was on fire. I still am, but asshole though I may be, my blood pressure has settled enough to recognize that I acted like a damned fool by using the language I did, especially in this place.
[What Skinner didn't figure is that you would "apologize" on April Fools Day. Wink! Wink! We get it Will. Nicely done.]
Note well: I am still pissed about this law that delivered us into the warm embrace of the health insurance industry. 7 million new enrollees, many of whom are about to have the same experience I had, and mark my words, the so-called “horror stories” we’ve heard about the government will very soon shift to horror stories about insurance companies granting coverage (for a fee) while denying coverage for necessary treatments and medications. [Oh, I see. Crappy ObamaCare has nothing really to do with the government. It's all the fault of the insurance companies. BTW, have you THANKED Big Pharma yet for helping out with your immediate problem?] Maybe that’s a good thing, in the long run. Drag their practices into the light and shame them into actually helping people instead of scalping them. Regardless, a bill that basically lets the insurance companies run wild doesn’t strike me as the yippee! event we’re supposed to take it for, but that’s just my experience. Your mileage may (hopefully) vary. [Nice tap dance around the obvious fact that ObamaCare SUCKS.] While we’re on the subject, I’ve come to believe that the reason my family got so bollixed up is because, when we signed up, pretty much only people with pre-existing conditions were signing up as well. That was a huge hit to the insurance industry’s bottom line, so of course they’d trim where they could. They didn’t have to lie to us to get that first check from me, though. If they had said “We will never cover this” instead of “Sure, come on in,” we would have pursued other options…so I devoutly hope the fact that 7 million people have signed on will mitigate their greed. [Good summary of the fatal flaw of ObamaCare. Almost the only ones signing up are those with either pre-existing conditions or getting subsidies. The rest of the folks who are needed to make it work are pretty much AVOIDING ObamaCare.] In any event, I apologize to this community for the language I used, and for the disruption it caused. I do not in any way, shape or form apologize for my feelings and opinions on the matter…but it was my wife. OK? It was my wife, in deep distress. I hope you can understand that. [We also understand that you are posting this "apology" on APRIL FOOLS DAY. Wink! Wink!] I have aggravated a large number of people here, to the point that I can’t post a thread stating the sky is up there without getting an avalanche of anger in response. That is deserved, so I think it best if I take a little break and let cooler heads prevail. This is not a GBCW post – I’m a DU addict, just like you – but a little space is for the best. [How long of a break? 24 business hours?] Once more, so we’re clear: For what I said and how I said it, and for the trouble it caused, I am sorry. [We have no doubt about your "sincerity," even though your "apology" was posted on APRIL FOOLS DAY.] Cheers. See you in a bit. [And now the DUmmie reaction to Pitt's APRIL FOOLS DAY "apology..."] No apology necessary. [And none given. It was APRIL FOOLS DAY.] Uh, er, this wasn't some April Fool, was it, Will? [And DUmmie calimary WINS a Kewpie Doll for having a brief moment of mental clarity.] Some of the tantrums in here probably help fill the coffers of Big Pharma. [Speaking of Big Pharma... Where is Will's THANKS to Big Pharma for bailing him out?] what's unbelievable is that he calls it an apology. [Don't you get it? He made his "apology on APRIL FOOLS DAY.] Yeah. A lie told by the insurance company. Had absolutely nothing to do with ACA. [Yeah, ObamaCare is absolutely innocent here despite causing an insurance upheaval with new rules.] When my daughter - now eight - was first old enough to get into trouble. I used to sometimes lose my temper, and yell. Then I'd say sorry. Then the next thing would happen, and I'd sometimes yell. Then I'd say sorry. And so forth.
And then I realized I was training her for that - for that abusive personality, for the person who would lose it at her, then come back, Oh sorry, baby, I was mad. I was training her for that kind of guy by my own behavior. So I learned the train myself out of it. You'd be wise to do the same. It's a shitty pattern, to a three year old or a whole community. [A DUmmie response that inspires an angry reaction from the supposedly apologetic Pitt...] Yelling at people and hammering a keyboard are two fundamentally different things. To wit: people say all kinds of shit to their keyboards they'd never say to someone's face. You've done it - hell, you just did - and I've done it. Everyone here has done it. I've never once raised my voice to my daughter. Do I get to call you bad things because you did?Why bother? You're an anonymous pseudonym yelling at a keyboard. Spare me the life lessons, chum. I made a mistake on a message board. Thin the paint as you please, it will not and does not cover my actual existence away from this keyboard. Nice try, though. Do they give degrees in amateur psychology? [Temper, temper.] Temper, temper.
[I SWEAR I did not see that DUmmie's response when I wrote the same.] We have the doc making a third attempt at the peer-to-peer they said was all we needed. We've arranged for the drug company to provide the meds on a temporary basis. Waiting to hear from Anthem on the doc's third try. It'll be two weeks tomorrow. [And yet NO thanks to Big Pharma from Ingrate Pitt.] It's possible that the company is in violation of the law. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried every trick in the book to get around paying for what they are supposed to. [Which brings this threat from Pitt...] Like I said I think the flood of pre-existing conditions applicants, combined with the lack of healthy-folk applicants, really inspired them to f*ck over as many nooks and crannies as they could find to save cash. I am hopeful this sudden massive influx of applicants will inspire the vampires to stop bearing their fangs. We shall see...and if I'm required to bring a suit, I goddam well will. One thing at a time. [So you're going to drain your trust funds for a lawsuit that will take 24 business hours to conclude? I think NOT.] Come back soon, William Pitt. Our American-Health-Care-Delivery-Systems-Incorporated has driven many of us to rage. We know. [Wasn't ObamaCare supposed to FIX this?] You owe President Obama an apology, Mr Pitt. And this hardly counts as that. [It was an absolutely "sincere" apology made on APRIL FOOLS DAY.] the comments ended up on a lot of right wing sites, giving those bastards "comfort," as it were. [More importantly, it gave us "laughs," as it were.] get your facts straight Before you make such a jerk-ass obnoxious post. This screaming all-caps sentence is incorrect: "SHE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN TAKEN CARE OF WERE IT NOT FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA AND OBAMACARE."-- Will's wife had been on this med *previously*, before switching to the new ACA plan. So the new plan, which will cost him nearly ten freakin' thousand bucks a year, will be a giant step down if they continue to refuse to cover the med that they SAID they would cover.
Sure sounds like a lie to me, AKA bait-and-switch. [TABOO!!! You must NOT blame ObamaCare in DUmmieland!] hopefully ACA will be improved and maybe provisions will be made for long term care.
[Hopefully Tinker Bell will sprinkle Pixie Dust on your skull to make your tiny clueless brain grow.] William Pitt called the president a mean name, and apologized. Now will all the people who called William Pitt mean names also apologize? [They will have to wait until the next APRIL FOOLS DAY.] Post as You wish and what You choose, it is certainly a free country, yet do not expect others to be in agreement when they find what You post offensive. Good Day To You Sir [Goodbye, Mr. Pitts.]
ObamaCare Alert!!! Pitt's Bank Account Compromised
This isn't going to be the usual full DUFU edition. Yes, WILLIAM RIVERS PITT does attempt to spread his disdained scent in DUmmieland again with this THREAD, "So, let's see now..." However it was one of his replies that I am going to focus on only as a WARNING to all of you DUmb enough to reveal your personal financial information on the ObamaCare website. Like Pitt, you will learn the hard way that your bank account can be compromised as happened to Pitt. I warned him about this back in December when Pitt was still enthusiastically registering like a fool for ObamaCare. Here was my WARNING:
["Hello, Igor? Here is my bank account number I promised to give you."]
Unfortunately Pitt learned the hard way that when you reveal your financial info to the ObamaCare website you also reveal it to the Russian Mafia. Here is Pitt's post of today on how he got ripped off:
Someone managed to compromise my bank account on Wednesday, and looted me of exactly $25 by purchasing phone apps, which means it's kids...but I got that squared away.
That's it with this DUFU edition. Spread the WARNING far and wide. Reveal your financial info to the UNSECURE ObamaCare website like WILLIAM RIVERS PITT did and you risk compromising your bank account.
WILLIAM RIVERS PITT is baaaack and he is doubling down on his Obama slamming as you can see in the title of his THREAD, "The used car salesman strikes again." Of course, he is getting quite a bit less than the red carpet treatment in DUmmieland. Even Skinner now has disdain for the Pittster. So let us now watch Pitt continuing digging himself into a DUmmie hole in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, watching as Pitt edges ever closer to a permanent tombstoning, is in the [brackets]:
"Moreover, Russia has pointed to America’s decision to go into Iraq as an example of Western hypocrisy. Now, it is true that the Iraq War was a subject of vigorous debate not just around the world, but in the United States as well. I participated in that debate and I opposed our military intervention there. But even in Iraq, America sought to work within the international system. We did not claim or annex Iraq’s territory. We did not grab its resources for our own gain. Instead, we ended our war and left Iraq to its people and a fully sovereign Iraqi state that could make decisions about its own future." - Obama, in Brussells, yesterday
[- Pitt, in Purgatory, yesterday.] An amazing amount of bullshit in one paragraph. We ran roughshod over the international community to get that war going. If an invasion and ten-year occupation isn't annexation, then nothing is. We totally, totally grabbed their resources, because the oil was supposed to "pay for the war," as I recall...and there were gas lines in Iraq for years after the invasion, because we were sitting on their oil like it was our own private piggy bank. And as for the state we left Iraq in, thousands upon thousands of people have been killed in the sectarian strife we left behind. They aren't making decisions about their future. They're running for their damned lives.
[Yeah, we were just flooded with cheap Iraqi oil according to historian Pitt.] The used car salesman is trying to sell the lemon that was the Iraq war in order to avoid sounding like a hypocrite about Russia.
[Uh-oh! Back to that used car salesman analogy again. Throw in a few F-words and it will be like old times.] Utterly nauseating.
[And now the Skinner lecture.] Disappointed to see you doubling down on calling the president names. No, I'm not telling you to stop. I just figured you might want to know that some people don't appreciate seeing that here. Just in case you care about that sort of thing.
[Don't tombstone Wee Willie, Skinner. We enjoy the unintended comedy entertainment he consistently provides.] I'm hoping midterm election rules kick in soon. Where we all go back to supporting Democrats.
[Make that BLINDLY supporting Democrats...Like the gun running Leland Yee.] Also, No Feedback Within The Thread from the OP. This is just rhetorical bomb throwing.
[Pitt is like a cat marking his DUmmieland territory with his stale beer scent.] The OP threw a bomb....and disappeared into the night. Pretty pathetic actually.
[Pitt has to prove he matters. You got that? HE MATTERS!!!] Yep, drop the turd and watch it stink up... everything. Pathetic.
[The horrible smell lingers for a full 24 business hours.] I know you're a tolerant guy... but trolls have been banned for less. In many cases, it isn't the actual topic that brings about a banning but the pure disruptive nature they bring to DU. These posts are disruptive to healthy discussion. And the previous OP was downright nasty.
[Some have even been banned for threatening violence upon a homeless woman.] I call it like I see it, sir. Rather than fret over the use of this term or that term, I'd be interested in your opinion on the president's comments on the war you and I spent the better part of a decade resisting.
[That was Pitt telling Skinner not to fret.] The shame is that you do not 'get' that it is your terms that are the problem. Allowing yourself to be so blinded by your anger that you begin talking about the President in the same terms as repugs, freepers and teabaggers is something many will not agree with... repugs, freepers and teabaggers are enjoying it though.
[Oh, we sure are enjoying Pitt, DUmmie Ohio Joe. His post about ObamaCare has gone Web viral. And now Pitt goes into self-justification mode...] Terms. If George W. Bush had stood up and said we worked with the international community, we did not plunder Iraq's resources, and gave them free will to run their own country (paraphrasing Brussels), the roof would have come off this joint. And you know it. Well, President Obama said it, and I called him on it. If the feelings of a bunch of people who treat politics like a playoff game between the Giants and the Eagles get hurt in the process because of the language I used, well, that's what they call in Wisconsin "hard cheese."
["Hard cheese?" Is that what they call it in Newton? But proceed...] I'm going to call bullshit when I see bullshit, as I have done in this place since 2001, and I am going to make use of all the terms in the lexicon to do so if it helps even one whit to underscore that wrong is wrong, no matter whose lips it passes over.
[How about the term "24 business hours?" Please continue...] Once upon a time, we shredded politicians who lied about Iraq, using language far less polite than mine. Because it was the war that mattered. It still does.
[That was Pitt's excuse but DUmmie msanthrope isn't buying it...] You called the President a "piece of shit." Therefore, you've done what Virginia. Woolf found unpardonable...you lost objectivity. You lost the edge that makes a political writer a persuasive success. You lost the distance that separates good writing from bad. That's unfortunate, Will. I hope you get your mojo back.
[Methinks Pitt lost his mojo on May 12, 2006. And now Skinner resumes his hector lecture...] Here's the problem. The polarizing language about the president makes a good faith discussion on the merits extremely difficult. You are a smart guy, and you knew that echoing the insult that you used in the previous shitstorm would get exactly the response you got. I didn't particularly appreciate the last shitstorm, and I'm not going to get much utility out of this one either. This one thread isn't the end of it -- there are going to be a half a dozen other threads that get started over the next few days to rehash the appropriateness of calling the president names.
[Oh goodie! More DUFU comedy material!!! Please continue berating Pitt, Skinner...] Obviously, you received a lot of blowback for your last thread, and you are receiving a lot of blowback for this thread. I am not so naive to think that you or anyone else would actually back down in the face of that kind of resistance -- to do so would feel like admitting weakness. And I know you're not going to back down simply because the administrator of DU expressed his distaste for insulting the president -- here on DU I am The Power, and a good progressive can't be seen to be backing down from Speaking Truth. I get that.
I'm just hoping that maybe next time, when you or anyone else on DU is thinking about starting a thread in which you insult the president, you think about those of us who don't really appreciate it. I'm not telling you what to do. And I'm not trying to score points here. What I'm trying to do is simply to share a piece of information with you: Some of us don't like seeing the president insulted. What you choose to do with that information is entirely up to you.
[Pitt chooses to drink on it, Skinner. BTW, Know-It-All Nadin is all over her thread but I have avoided quoting her because she is annoying but I will now permit one typical Know-It-All-Comment from her...] But if we are going to prevent people insulting the President, it should be the office, not the person. This means, regardless of occupant, you do not hurl insults, and do not call either man a used car salesman. Of course, you are also asking an editorial writer not to do what is in the fine tradition of editorial writers going back to oh Washington. Do not, I repeat this, do not, read editorials from the civil war, for example. They will make you blush. Trust me, this one is mild. I know, that is a fine distinction many here do not understand. One of multiple reasons I keep real meat out of this place anymore.
[Belive me, Know-It-All Nadin, you haven't had real meat anyplace near you since about birth. Oh, and no "hard cheese" either.] Mr. Pitts writings do not anger me, I believe his opinions do result in irrational anger with
unreasonable thought. I agree with most here that Pitt does not have to be banned for his opinion of Obama. Pitt believes that Obama is not performing as Pitt expected and he has made his dislike quite evident, as that is his right.
I don't use the ignore button because I do like to know where a writer is coming from on certain issues. I try to stay away from anger, after all these years I've learned that anger can be self destructive, although I will plead guilty to getting pissed sometimes.
[Goodbye, Mr. Pitts. If Pitt is ever tombstoned and they make a movie about it, the end will feature a ghostly procession of DUmmies walking by until finally DUmmie Steve Numbers turns and says, "Goodbye, Mr. Pitts."] Trashing President Obama is against the DU rules - a banning offense.
WILLIAM RIVERS PITT learned it the hard way. When you post in DUmmieland it lasts forever unto the end of time. And Pitt's profane post about how much he hates both ObamaCare and Obama will is permanently set in internet stone. Even worse, his post was repeated far and wide throughout the Web. It is going to be interesting to see if Pitt ever crawls back into DUmmieland begging forgiveness for his heresy. In fact, I wonder if he ever comes back to DUmmieland again. For that matter Pitt hasn't even posted at TruthOut so maybe he will get off the grid entirely and spend the rest of his life chopping wood in the New Hampshire woods. In any event, it was the Pitt fallout that inspired this DUmmie THREAD, "What Is Posted on DU Doesn't Stay on DU." It is a warning from DUmmie Mineralman (with Pitt in mind) that OTHERS are reading DUmmie posts. Yes, DUmmie MineralMan, the comedy gold nuggets often end up in places like...the DUmmie FUnnies. So let us now watch DUmmie Mineralman warn his fellow DUmmies about making fools of themselves in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, sending a search party out for Wee Willie, is in the [brackets].
What Is Posted on DU Doesn't Stay on DU.
[Correct, DUmmie MineralMan. It ends up in the DUmmie FUnnies.] That's something a lot of us don't think about much. But, when you post something on DU, it's searchable on Google, and Google likes DU a lot. If you start a thread on DU in GD or any other public forum, you can search for your thread title a few minutes later and, if you put the title in quotation marks, it will be the top result in the search results page.
[A wonderful source for comedic entertainment.] If you post something that is unique or emphatically worded in the body of a thread, that will also show up in a Google search, if you use those unique keywords.
[Are "24 business hours" unique keywords?] Sometimes, if you type something extraordinary and if you are well-known outside of DU, that extraordinary thing will be found and posted on many other websites. Once that happens, what you wrote has the potential to go viral, if it is extraordinary enough or if you're well-known enough. Most DUers aren't well-known, but what they post here can still be found on Google.
[Yup! Wee Willie is infamous outside of DUmmieland but Temporary SockPuppet? Not so well known.] You can see this for yourself. Just Google your own screen name. You'll find all sorts of things you wrote on DU in the search results, unless your screen name is very common. If you post a lot on DU, lots of results will show up. Usually, some of what you wrote will show up as well. If it's unusual, striking, or out of the ordinary, it's sure to show up.
[Google your own screen name, DUmmie MineralMan and you will find out you ended up in the DUmmie FUnnies. Hee! Hee!] All of this is to suggest that thinking about what you post on DU is worth doing a little. It will be searchable and connected to your screen name for a long, long time. In some cases, it may appear on other websites, including some websites you may not particularly care for or that don't represent your views. That's more likely, of course, if you're a well-known poster on DU. Then, it might show up on websites that dislike DU and what it represents very much. It could even go viral in ways you won't like.
[Such as in the DUmmie FUnnies. Hello DUmmie MineralMan? Has WILLIAM RIVERS PITT been found yet?] It's good to consider what you write here and to think before clicking the "Post" button. Once you do, Google will find it and so can anyone else. It can be embarrassing at times, as I have learned myself. Being embarrassed by one's own words isn't much fun, which I've also learned. From learning that, I've learned to reread what I've written before posting it on DU.
[It will take only 10 microseconds for DUmmie MineralMan to embarrass himself.] If you want to see how it works, go to Google and search for this, including the quotation marks: MineralMan "Paul Ryan is an absolute Poopy-Head."
["F*ck you, Mr. President, you piece of shit used-car salesman."] Wait a few minutes from the time I posted this thread, and you should find it right away.
[We call it instant comedy. And now on to the other self-embarrassing DUmmies...] All kidding aside, llmart is so remote from my real name that at least no one that I know in my real life would have any idea it's me.
[Tell that to DUmmie DainBramaged, DUmmie llmart. And while you're at it, please tell him to go up into the rafters of Gearhart Chevrolet and return the TV remote.] freerepublic took my post from over a year ago about my fiance leaving me
and made fun of it...really??????? Now I really, really, really, hate those fuckers. They need to get real lives. Quickly.
[Sorry we overlooked you in the DUFUs, DUmmie blueamy66, but on the plus side we did CATCH DUmmie darkangel218 dumping her RW boyfriend.] Yes, that happens a lot. Sites that post negative things about DU often quote DUers. That's how things spread around the Internet. It can be very unpleasant.
[Yes, it can be very unpleasant but also very FUnnie, DUmmie MineralMan.] Karma is a bitch. They will get theirs.
[Enjoy the Karmatic Kickback, DUmmie blueamy66.] My own posts get spread around a lot For the life of me, I don't understand why.
[Is that you, DUmmie DainBramaged?] A couple conservative groups monitor our board closely including this thread
[Gee, I wonder who that would be?] I checked, and yes, one of them is mocking this thread, even as it continues. Funny, isn't it?
[Make it two of them since the DUmmie FUnnies is about to join with the Conservative Cave in the FUn.] I'd imagine that Will is aware of this, that he has zero problem letting others outside DU know his opinions, and accepts that as part and parcel of his craft. I think Will realizes he's not anonymous, and doesn't mind others reading his opinion pieces... regardless of whether those pieces raise the hackles of the dogmatic mind, or simply gets forgotten as quickly as its read.
[Yes, Will is well aware of the hazards of Web post infamy. He will explain it all to you in just 24 business hours.]
Yes. I'd be surprised if he isn't. He's a very smart person. This was not directed at him.
[Don't be a fibber, DUmmie MineralMan. You had WILLIAM RIVERS PITT at the top of your mind when posting this warning thread.] Conservative Cave is our stalker, it seems.
Be prepared to experience a wonderful OOOPS moment. After the members of the DUmmieland Animal Farm fall over each other in calling Matt Drudge a LIAR, Liar, Liar: TPM Catches Drudge With His Pants Down, over his claim about paying the ObamaCare tax, a Kewpie Doll Award Winner corrects them and then the thread pretty much goes silent. However, the DUmmies shouldn't feel alone in their idiocy. Much of the left and the Obama Regime has made the same mistake and ended up with egg on their collective faces as you can see HERE. So let us now watch the DUmmies scream LIAR at Matt Drudge in Bolshevik Red only to be forced into silence with their tails between their legs while the commentary of your humble correspondent, wondering if WILLIAM RIVERS PITT, has been forced into Witness Protection since posting his ObamaCare heresy, is in the [brackets]:
Liar, Liar: TPM Catches Drudge With His Pants Down
[Stupid, Stupid: DUFUs Catches DUmmie kpete With His Brain Down.]
Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX! — MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) March 21, 2014
There's just one problem: Americans don't pay a penalty for not having health insurance until they file their 2014 taxes -- in 2015. So either Drudge is lying or he paid a huge penalty a year earlier than he needed to.
[And now more DUmmies follow DUmmie kpete in his ignorance.]
Were there eggs involved?
[Only the ones about to end up on ALL your faces.]
This was a very stupid lie by Drudge. Either Drudge has an idiot doing his taxes or he is lying
[Or...All of you are complete idiots as we shall see. Hee! Hee!]
Typical Republican spending habits. Spend a bunch of money on nothing, then lie about it. nt
[The "nt" stands for "no thinking."]
Drudge is such Lair and obviously hates Obamacare as much as all the other assholes who lie about it.
[Lair! Lair! Okay folks, here comes that great OOPS moment that pretty much shuts down this thread...]
This is incorrect. Businesses (and individuals) must pay estimated taxes at least quarterly. If you haven't paid most of your 2014 taxes already before the April 2015 filing deadline you owe additional penalties. Since it is nearing the end of March, Drudge likely is referring to paying his first quarter's estimated tax. Since Drudge apparently knows he won't be purchasing the required health insurance at all during the year he knows what his penalty will be and can add 1/4th of it to his first estimated tax payment to avoid additional penalties.
[OOOPS! And DUmmie PoliticAverse WINS a Kewpie Doll for having a brief moment of mental clarity. However, DUmmie randome looks desperately for a way out of the hole the DUmmies have dug themselves into.]
The penalty only applies for businesses with more than 50 employees. And even then the penalty isn't payable until 2016. So Drudge is a flat-out liar. And the more pissy Tweets he makes on the subject, the worse he looks. He may be heading for a full-blown meltdown.
[Unfortunately for him, the Kewpie Doll Award winner adds this tidbit...]
Is he referring to the business penalty or the individual one (which is in effect now)?
[And DUmmie Randome tries one last desperate bid to extricate himself from the tar patch...]
In one of his Tweets, he mentioned the penalty that small businesses pay. Either way, he clearly lied when he said he paid a penalty unless he has more than 100 employees, which TPM and Huffington Post doubt.
[But the Kewpie Award Winner has this "sad" info for DUmmie ranDUmb...]
In his tweet he says "Ministry of Love calls it the 'Individual Shared Responsibility Payment'" implying it is the individual penalty now in effect not the business one that Obama delayed.
[That was 9:35 PM yesterday, after which the humiliated DUmmies pretty much shut up except for this tidbit from DUmmie Mariana...]
Doesn't matter that he lied or that his lie was so easy to disprove. All his fans will believe it anyway. He wins.
[You're right. He wins because YOUR lies about him were easy to prove wrong. WINNING!!!]
When last we saw WILLIAM RIVERS PITT yesterday he was WITHOUT HOPE. Utterly betrayed by his blessed ObamaCare, he cursed both it and Dear Leader for depriving his wife of much needed meds. And yet, much less than 24 business hours ago, back in March 2010 when ObamaCare passed Congress, Pitt had such HIGH HOPES:
My wife has MS. I'm celebrating the passage of this bill.
All of you who are determined to shit all over the passage of this legislation...welll...try not to land on each other when you jump out the window.
I'm celebrating today. Well he was celebrating then but crying yesterday. However today Pitt is happy again because Big Pharma came to the rescue. Of course, don't expect Pitt to go overboard in his gratitude because he is already at extreme risk of being Tombstoned from DUmmieland for his heresy of yesterday. In fact, as you shall see in his THREAD, "My wife will get her meds" [thanks to Big Pharma], many DUmmies are demanding that Pitt apologize for attacking Dear Leader. So let us now watch WILLIAM RIVERS PITT credit Big Pharma for saving his wife in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, wondering if the Trust Fund Kid had to plead abject poverty in order to score the cheap/free drugs, is in the [brackets]:
My wife will get her meds
[Y quien es El Salvador?]
Those of you who suggested we go through the drug company directly were bang-on correct; our insurance company is still futzing around, but the drug company has hooked us up for enough time to get the issue permanently resolved.
[Bless you, Big Pharma!!! You rescued us when we were abandoned by ObamaCare!]
Thanks for all your (mostly) kid words and advice.
[At ObamaCare, Dear Leader, and at MYSELF for being a complete IDIOT.]
But my wife will get her medication.
[Thanx to Big Pharma.]
And that is enough for today.
[Not yet, Pitt. The DUmmies are still demanding you apologize for yesterday's heresy. Oh, and today's acknowledgment that Big Pharma saved the day for you only adds to your heresy. So on to the accusatory DUmmies.....]
I'm so glad that the drug company is going to help your wife with her meds.
[Thank you, Koch Bros. Pharmaceuticals!]
Exactly, no one should have to jump through hoops to get life-saving meds.
[You mean like declaring poverty when the fat Trust Fund check is in the mail?]
The drug companies *count* on this. Every person who gives up in despair before managing to break through the layers of red tape and seemingly insurmountable obstacles represents profit to those greedy jerks.
[Big Pharma is proving the Pitt family with cheap/free drugs and they are "greedy jerks?"]
Will, I'm delighted that your wife has access to her medications, but we as a nation simply cannot ethically afford to accept this kind of individual "fix" each time an individual in need runs up against the wall of for-profit health "care".
[Correct. We should depend on ObamaCare to automatically Death Panel us.]
How do we pay for all this shit?
[From Obama's stash, you fool.]
A journalist might take this as a great topic for an article
["Leftwing WRP Saved By Big Pharma."]
To the cost of doxycycline. Back in the mid Nineties, it would cost you about $ 30 to $ 45 a month if you were fighting an infection and needed it. Now that Big Pharma has realized that so many tens of thousands of Americans who need this drug for their battle against Lyme's disease, the cost has sky rocketed. It can cost a person around $ 2,000 a month.
[Just cross the border to Mexico, you lazy moron, and the moment you are on the other side there are tons of Farmacias that sell those same drugs for about the price of a case of cerveza for a month's supply. I used to take the Tijuana Trolly a bunch of time to get meds for my parents that way.]
god damn mother f@#%ing throw mad used car asshole piece of 4236@#$^^$!!!
[Ahh! Stirring up memories of Yesterday Pitt before he was SAVED by Big Pharma.]
Will sounds like they are getting the medication DESPITE our current system, not BECAUSE of it
[Correct. DESPITE ObamaCare, not BECAUSE of it.]
Any chance you may consider self-deleting that other thread? Not that I am super team sportsy, but I do really hate Repukes and the less ammo they have the better.
[Too late to send it to the Memory Hole. That thread has already been featured in the DUmmie FUnnies. Oh, and also in NewsBusters!]
Will deserved all he got and more. He mischaracterized the problem from the beginning, criticized the wrong people, acted like he was the only person in history to ever deal with this issue, and basically behaved liked a horse's ass.
[And worst of all, he credited Big Pharma for coming to the rescue.]
But I doubt WP will ever give you or anyone else thanks for helping him.
[How about giving thanks to Big Pharma who really did help him?]
WP's aversion to correction is rotten to it's core.
[WP will get over his aversion to correction in just 24 business hours.]
May I ask the name of the medication ?
[Low Dose Aspirin.]
So glad your wife will be getting her meds.
[Thanks to Big Pharma.]
You owe Obama an apology
[Mr. President, I apologize for voting for you twice. What the hell was I thinking?]
I wonder what day you are going to be on FOX? I'm sure they will be happy to air your success with your health care.
[Pitt will be on FOX right after he appears in the AFP anti-ObamaCare ad.]
Great news! Now how about an apology to DU for the big shit you took on our President?
[Don't try that in Venezuela. No toilet paper.]
So. Obama somehow magically got the drug company to help us after his legislation delivered us to an insurance company that f*cked us over...thus, I should apologize? Truly magical thinking.
[That was Pitt angrily responding. And its true. Obama and ObamaCare didn't help him a bit. It was Big Pharma that saved the family Pitt.]
LOL. Now you're a shill for big pharma? too funny.
[Shhh! Don't remind us of Pitt's heresy or he risks a major Tombstoning.]
I swear, you're blind and you're stubborn and your angry posts, recommended by your choir of sycophants, do nothing to advance the cause.
I am a 30,000 year old reincarnated being who materializes once every 5000 years in a Las Vegas hotel suite. My greatest goal in my eternal life is to spend 6 months on a small tropical island with Mary Matalin doing nothing but pitching a DUmmie FUnnies book (with CD-ROM insert) deal with her. If you happen to be Mary Matalin, please contact me at:
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