Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Granting Asylum: Update


You know, Bill Maher's really kind of gone to the dark side during interviews lately, being more bitter and preachy than funny, but he made a great point a little while ago on CNN.

While no one's more excited than me to watch the clown car crash that will almost certainly be Michele Bachmann's rebuttal to the State of the Union address tonight, why the hell is anyone actually carrying the thing? Bachmann certainly has every right to voice the lunatic delusions swirling around inside that tiny hamster cock of a brain of hers, but no one's saying the cable networks or anyone else for that matter have a responsibility to indulge her by broadcasting them to the world. Essentially, the "Tea Party" is nothing but the ultra-nationalist al Aqsa Martyr's Brigade of the Republican party; yes, its leadership and many of its members claim to be above partisanship when it comes to directing their substantial and largely unfocused outrage, but that's really only because they want to see the country move so far to the right that its nose is pressed against the wall and they don't feel like the GOP is doing enough to make that happen. In other words, they're just Republicans who feel like the Republican party isn't being Republican enough. Show me a Democrat who professes to also be a tea bagger and I'll show you somebody in the final stages of syphilitic brain atrophy.

And yet the enabling of Bachmann and the rest of these assholes will mean that the right will be given the opportunity to air its grievances against the president's message not once but twice tonight. And why? Because the cable news channels like trainwrecks as much as we do -- precisely because we like them, because they know we'll be watching.

The Washington Post: CNN Defends Airing Bachmann Speech/1.25.11

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just saw two normal (or maybe former) Democrats this weekend who seem to be Tea Party aficionados. Neither of them were in the final stages of syphilitic brain atrophy. My neighbor even let one of them drive off with her kid - to the movie matinee.

I also work with a couple of men who talk about the Tea Party - they actually go to Tea Party meetings. One of them is a Republican - the other a yellow dog Democrat (maybe former... I dunno).

They're all nice people - thoughtful, dependable, hard-working.

Chez said...

All three of your comments are so precious. I had no idea Hallmark started making political magnanimity cards. My day's been appropriately brightened.

Stephen said...

We briefly (read: awkwardly) showed a picture of it tonight and the anchors referenced that it was going on, then got back to the time-filler discussion of the speech and the response. All I could hear from the back row was the EP laughing, "Oh my God this is a freaking nightmare" as he was monitoring her demonstration. I could only see it in the periphery of the monitor wall and it looked like she was looking at the wrong camera the entire time.
I can't wait to see this!!!!

Sheriff bart said...

Now now now, Chez. No need to mock and belittle anon's post. We are all entitled to our opinions and rebuttals. After all, you've been allowing my inane drunken ramblings in your comment section for years now.
Just because anon has been trolling your comment section relentlessly, doesn't mean this particular anon is trolling.
Just because 99% of every anon post anywhere ever has been a troll doesn't mean that this particular anon doesn't fit into that 1%.
Just because hiding behind the anon label gives people a way to say shit they wouldn't normally say doesn't mean this particular anon doesn't have something fitting to say.
Just because niggas be trollin. Doesn't mean you need to say, "Nigga, you best be trollin'."
Even though I sincerely hope that nigga be trollin'.

Sheriff Bart said...

Also this: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/unnecessary

Anonymous said...

I think they should go one better and next year have Gohmert do it.

Che Grovera said...

I like Michele Bachmann's mouth. I'd take a hummer from her. I wouldn't solicit it, mind you, but if it was offered...oh, were we talking politics?

B8ovin said...

I dunno Chez. I think the more Bachmann is allowed to become mainstream the better it is. Palin's popularity has fallen off largely due to her ubiquitous presence in the media. Bachmann is crazy as a loon and the more people hear her I think the quicker she'll be exposed. Besides, if some one who propagates the myth that flu vaccines cause death and supports Jenny McCarthy's vaccine insanity, like Maher does, is given a voice on CNN I sense a cognitive dissonance in questioning Bachmann's worthiness.

ntx said...

Note to Bachmann's stage manager: The teleprompter goes just under the camera lens, not three feet to the left.

George said...

In fairness to her (ugh), apparently she was staring into the Tea Party Express camera, per the NY Times. The one on the other feeds was a Fox News pool one. But at the same time, poor planning. One camera. Use it, learn it, love it.

Chez said...

Yes. In fairness she's too fucking stupid to know which camera to look into.

Anon said...

Truth be told, her speech wasn't all that different than the official Republican response, except for the usual Tea Party cheerleader platitudes.

Obama's speech was fairly good in it's own right, with a lot of things that are hard to disagree with on camera; so there really wasn't much for either the Republican response or the yapping Bachmann to oppose. All Bachmann really hounded on was "REPEAL OBAMACARE."

VOTAR said...

I woke up from a nap in time to see this and thought "hmm, a poorly produced video of a woman with too much makeup looking off camera talking incessantly about 'explooosions.'

Must be another infomercial for Extenze."

Mart said...

I watched this morning. She only had a couple outright lies. Her trick was to carefully stage her props so most all the economic damage was attributed to Obama policies. Fiscal 2009 with bank bailouts was a deficit disaster - but it was Bush's budget - should have been red not blue. She laid it all on Obama. 2010 was a blowout - but facing a depression cutting spending is not advised.

Her other trick was blaming job loss and wasted stimulus mostly on Obama. From Bush era recession to 6 mos after stimulus lost about 8 million jobs. Since stimulus jobs have been about flat.

Chez said...

"Explooosions." Yeah, that will haunt my dreams for quite a while.

Ref said...

Che, ol' buddy, I doubt she's interested in oral. She strikes me more (pun intended) as the domme type. Unfortunately, she's probably into restraints and oiled whips.

Anonymous said...

Chez 10:11

I do try to bring the light. (Exclamation point.)

Che Grovera said...

I rather suspect you're right, Ref. Worse yet, she probably gives a bad beej. Mrs. G and I were having this conversation just the other day (about whether there is such a thing as a bad blowjob or not, not about Michele Bachmann's skills you sick pups), triggered by her saying that one of her good friends was complaining to her about the guy the friend had just started dating and how he told her that her blowjob "hurt". She was appalled! Granted, it's bad form to tell a woman that her blowjob sucks (pun most definitely intended) -- but the sad truth of the matter is that not all blowjobs are wonderful. My wife disagrees, but that's just because she happens to be good at it. No matter how much I try to convince her otherwise, though, she thinks that the simple act of mouth-on-dick equals satisfaction. Further evidence that girls don't know what they don't know.

Anyhow, to close the circle I would venture that Michele Bachmann's hummer is spectacular. It's possible that it could be spectacularly bad -- unless she brings that crazy to bed!

Anonymous said...

You said hamster cock.