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Swift boats is a-comin’

Up until now, if you wanted pro-birther media you had to read a supermarket or Internet tabloid, visit a birther blog, or read an ad in the Washington Times newspaper. Today, birthers have joined the many attack ads and robocalls, vying to become a “mainstream” smear campaign.

The original song from 1961 was “Shrimp boats is a-comin’” but I am reminded today of the attacks on John Kerry when he ran for President in 2004, attacks that appeared in the Jerome Corsi book, Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry, which added the term “swiftboating” to the lexicon as:

Swiftboating is American political jargon that is used as a strong pejorative description of some kind of attack that the speaker considers unfair or untrue—for example, an ad hominem attack or a smear campaign.

The Conservative Majority Fund has spent over half a million dollars in just three weeks buying airtime for a birther-style attack ad against Obama titled “Shady Past,” raising issues of Obama’s birthplace and social-security number and making robocalls. Like Corsi’s 2004 book, the Conservative Majority Fund ad is to put it bluntly, a pack of lies.

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68 Responses to Swift boats is a-comin’

  1. avatar
    Paul August 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    It’s SO over the top that I don’t see how it can do anything but backfire on them. Maybe I’m naive…

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    LW August 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    Over the top? How’s this for over the top?

    Jerome Corsi, Tea Party Activist, Claims Obama May Be Gay And Previously Married To A Man

    Seriously. He’s gone mental.

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    donna August 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    LW:

    there have been assertions that, in his youthful photos, he’s wearing a wedding band

    i haven’t delved into those photos much but even if true it signifies what?

    when my father passed away (at a young age) my brother took his wedding band and wore it

    the photos aren’t even clear enough to determine what kind of ring it was

  4. avatar
    bgansel9 August 8, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    Gosh, my grandmother gave me a ring for Christmas when I was a young girl of about 10. Does that mean we were married?

  5. avatar
    donna August 8, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    bgansel9: ” Does that mean we were married?”

    it’s a good thing we post anonymously ….. we wouldn’t want an “incest” assertion to get out aboutcha

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    Thrifty August 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    The United States Constitution says that presidential elections are held every 4 years.

    So why does this one feel like it’s been going on for at least 6?

    Damnit, I hate having my TV channels served out of a swing state.

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    Northland10 August 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Thrifty:
    The United States Constitution says that presidential elections are held every 4 years.

    So why does this one feel like it’s been going on for at least 6?

    Damnit, I hate having my TV channels served out of a swing state.

    I have a hunch that I will see far less presidential campaign commercials than others. Illinois will likely be an uphill battle for Romney.

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    CarlOrcas August 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    LW:
    Over the top? How’s this for over the top?

    Jerome Corsi, Tea Party Activist, Claims Obama May Be Gay And Previously Married To A Man

    Seriously. He’s gone mental.

    Wow! Makes you wonder about that freedom of speech thing.

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    Stanislaw August 8, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Northland10: I have a hunch that I will see far less presidential campaign commercials than others.Illinois will likely be an uphill battle for Romney.

    That’s one of the good things about living in a non-swing state. Georgia is comfortably red and while I see a few campaign commercials here and there, this state is probably going stay red for the foreseeable future.

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    US Citizen August 8, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    They’re just throwing s**t against the wall to see if it will stick.
    At least there’s less “he has no experience” claims than before.
    Now he has years of experience at both President and Senator.
    Two things Romney’s never been despite trying for both positions.

  11. avatar
    ASK Esq August 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Keep in mind, there is no anti-Obama assertion TOO outrageous for birthers to reject.

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    Thomas Brown August 8, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    LW:
    Over the top? How’s this for over the top?

    Jerome Corsi, Tea Party Activist, Wishes Obama Were Gay And Would Marry Him

    Seriously. Jerry’s got disco jungle fever.

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    Paul August 8, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    LW:
    Over the top? How’s this for over the top?

    Jerome Corsi, Tea Party Activist, Claims Obama May Be Gay And Previously Married To A Man

    Seriously. He’s gone mental.

    My point exactly.

  14. avatar
    G August 9, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    These sad piece of dreck smear merchants, such as Corsi and his putrid ilk, just serve to further discredit themselves and hurt the entire GOP/conservative movements in the election cycle with such outrageous nonsense charges such as this…

    Their utter desperation reeks a foul stench and is easily detected as such, by any outside of the severe-ODS crowd…

    LW: Over the top? How’s this for over the top?Jerome Corsi, Tea Party Activist, Claims Obama May Be Gay And Previously Married To A ManSeriously. He’s gone mental.

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    G August 9, 2012 at 2:04 am #

    Well, I live in Ohio. The airwaves are chock full of political ads. Trust me, there is such a thing as a saturation point, where your brain quickly starts tuning most of them out instantly…

    Northland10: I have a hunch that I will see far less presidential campaign commercials than others. Illinois will likely be an uphill battle for Romney.

    Stanislaw: That’s one of the good things about living in a non-swing state. Georgia is comfortably red and while I see a few campaign commercials here and there, this state is probably going stay red for the foreseeable future.

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    Lupin August 9, 2012 at 4:13 am #

    When Mitt Romney was in France he spent all his time in the casinos and screwing French hookers. When he got back to the US he used the “French connections” he’d made to import drugs into the US. They were flying them to a secret airport he’d set up in Massachusetts.

    Can I get a book deal now?

  17. avatar
    The Magic M August 9, 2012 at 4:41 am #

    > The Conservative Majority Fund has spent over half a million dollars in just three weeks buying airtime for a birther-style attack ad

    Follow the money!

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    The Magic M August 9, 2012 at 4:44 am #

    Lupin: When Mitt Romney was in France he spent all his time in the casinos and screwing French hookers. When he got back to the US he used the “French connections” he’d made to import drugs into the US. They were flying them to a secret airport he’d set up in Massachusetts.

    No, you see, that was all just a cover-up. In reality, Romney took the secret underground tunnel from Paris to Berlin, met with Angela Merkel and the computer-linked brain of Adolf Schicklgruber to discuss the silent takeover of the US with the help of the super-secret Nazi UFOs hidden in Antarctica and the installment of the new Führer Triad on December 21st, 2012, in accordance with the secret scriptures of the Mayan Illuminati.

    Now I think my book will sell better than yours. 😉

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    Lupin August 9, 2012 at 5:44 am #

    The Magic M: No, you see, that was all just a cover-up. In reality, Romney took the secret underground tunnel from Paris to Berlin, met with Angela Merkel and the computer-linked brain of Adolf Schicklgruber to discuss the silent takeover of the US with the help of the super-secret Nazi UFOs hidden in Antarctica and the installment of the new Führer Triad on December 21st, 2012, in accordance with the secret scriptures of the Mayan Illuminati.

    Now I think my book will sell better than yours. 😉

    You forgot the Templars. According to Umberto Eco, any good conspiracy must include the Templars somewhere.

    Yours is of course a more fanciful yarn, but seriously, I wish there was an Anti-Fox to give Mitt the “Obama treatment” and speculate on what he did or might have done while in France.

    It would be irresponsible not to speculate. 🙂

  20. avatar
    Thrifty August 9, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    Can you recommend a good motel? I’m thinking of going into hiding for 3 months :Q

    I guess it’d be cheaper to not watch TV… but they got all those TVs at the gym, and I gotta watch my Jeopardy.

    Northland10: I have a hunch that I will see far less presidential campaign commercials than others.Illinois will likely be an uphill battle for Romney.

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    Thrifty August 9, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    I live in Delaware, which is a pretty solid blue state, plus we only have 3 electoral votes so nobody gives a crap anyway. But all our TV and radio affiliates are up in Philadelphia. Blargh.

    Stanislaw: That’s one of the good things about living in a non-swing state. Georgia is comfortably red and while I see a few campaign commercials here and there, this state is probably going stay red for the foreseeable future.

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    JPotter August 9, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Thrifty:
    I live in Delaware, which is a pretty solid blue state, plus we only have 3 electoral votes so nobody gives a crap anyway.But all our TV and radio affiliates are up in Philadelphia.Blargh.

    Sorry, man. Okieland has 6 (I think …. maybe 7), but no one cares. The state is so Red, no one cares. Doesn’t even matter if we have 6 or 7 votes, no need for me to remind myself. I think it’s 7. I won’t see a single commercial, beyond a smattering of RNC “reminders” to the base of which way they are supposed to vote. Sometimes cable channels run them. But i don’t see them. Netflix isn’t running them (yet). And they haven’t invaded my blu•rays yet either!

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    clestes August 9, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    I think the establishment repubs must be cursing Citizens United right about now. Talk about a double edged sword!

    I really do not think these ridiculous adds are going to make the repubs look anything but less crediable.

    Just imagine, Romney being asked what he thinks of the president being married as a young boy to a man and being gay??

    His handlers are probably just cringing. It is bad enough that they can’t past Romney’s healthcare in MA without making a mess of, but answering questions over whether the president is gay??

    Seriously, this is going to backfire on repubs. Any independent out there must be wondering what the hell repubs are thinking.

  24. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG August 9, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    Speaking of “swift”, or rather people who aren’t.
    I think we’re finally seeing the start of the birther movement visibly crumbling.
    http://freedomfiles.blogspot.com/2012/08/lord-hurts-last-rant.html
    This long time loudmouth is finally shutting up as he say he “sees the writing on the wall”.
    I guess they DO have a point where they hear “no” enough times to realize people just aren’t listening to them.

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    G August 9, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Umm… that’s not quite the same “vibe” I got from reading that dude’s goodbye rant.

    He keeps talking about how he’s going to “hunker down in his Alamo”… that sounds a little too much unhinged psycho wants to hurt someone with his stockpile of guns to me….

    It is just the kind of rant I’d expect from a Lone Wolf nutjob, right before their final “snap”…

    Disturbing.

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: Speaking of “swift”, or rather people who aren’t.I think we’re finally seeing the start of the birther movement visibly crumbling.http://freedomfiles.blogspot.com/2012/08/lord-hurts-last-rant.htmlThis long time loudmouth is finally shutting up as he say he “sees the writing on the wall”.I guess they DO have a point where they hear “no” enough times to realize people just aren’t listening to them.

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    Origuy August 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Thrifty: I guess it’d be cheaper to not watch TV… but they got all those TVs at the gym, and I gotta watch my Jeopardy.

    I’m thinking Tivo should qualify as required for your mental health. As for me, I’m in California. I’ll just get ads for a half dozen propositions.

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    misha August 9, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    Thrifty: But all our TV and radio affiliates are up in Philadelphia. Blargh.

    Hey, WXPN is the best station I’ve ever heard. I love living in Chinatown. It’s like Disneyland at my door.

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    Keith August 10, 2012 at 3:27 am #

    misha: Hey, WXPN is the best station I’ve ever heard. I love living in Chinatown. It’s like Disneyland at my door.

    Thanks for the pointer, I’ve got it playing over the internet now. Can’t judge it on just a few songs. I’m impressed by the lack of announcer interference so far. One ad for Bruce Springsteen. I’m a bit disturbed by the lack of back announcing though; if I like something I haven’t heard before how do I find it for more study?

    I recommend you give a try to 3RRR and 3PBS from Melbourne. Both are subscriber run stations, and both play a lot of blues, roots, world, folk, a smattering of country, some poetry, and of course hiphop, techno, and stuff like that.

    “Off the Record” is the best music interview shows I have ever heard. (I haven’t heard Ray Manzarek’s show from San Francisco, but I have heard a lot of others). It has a 3 hour slot on 3RRR on Saturdays starting at 9:00am Melbourne time. That would be around 8pm Friday for you I think.

    3RRR is about to start their Radiothon (next Friday), so the music will be strangled by the begging pitches for a couple of weeks. But its only once a year.

    Edit: crap… I got distracted and thought this was the open thread. Sorry Doc.

  29. avatar
    misha August 10, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Keith: if I like something I haven’t heard before how do I find it for more study?

    Go to http://www.xpn.org
    At the upper right, there is “Now Playing.”
    Click on “Playlists.” That has everything you want. My addy is at my profile.

    Apologies to Dr C: OT, and now back to our regular programming.

  30. avatar
    Thrifty August 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    So I called the number in that commercial. I went through the automated prompts. When asked for my name, I just sorta grunted. Then I said I wanted to donate and I was patched through to some guy with a southern accent who was unenthusiastically and obviously reading off a script. Now I’m getting robocalls from them.

    Well… just the one so far. I hope this doesn’t become a pattern.

  31. avatar
    JPotter August 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    Thrifty: So I called the number in that commercial.

    It’s like the History Eraser button, isn’t it? I never talked to anyone, haven’t received any calls …. but I’m not the best at receiving calls anyway.

    How zany was the script?

    A southern accent? No way! 😉

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    Thrifty August 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    JPotter: It’s like the History Eraser button, isn’t it? I never talked to anyone, haven’t received any calls …. but I’m not the best at receiving calls anyway.

    How zany was the script?

    I forget. All I can remember is something about “can we count on you for a donation of $100 to help us stand against the liberal media and demand an investigation of Barack Obama?”

    You could call the number yourself from a pay phone, if those still exist anywhere near you. It’s toll free.

  33. avatar
    Dr Kenneth Noisewater August 10, 2012 at 11:16 pm #

    Thrifty: I forget.All I can remember is something about “can we count on you for a donation of $100 to help us stand against the liberal media and demand an investigation of Barack Obama?”

    You could call the number yourself from a pay phone, if those still exist anywhere near you.It’s toll free.

    Call from your cell and block it

  34. avatar
    JPotter August 11, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    Thrifty: You could call the number yourself from a pay phone, if those still exist anywhere near you. It’s toll free.

    I did call, several times from my cell, the first night the “opportunity” was mentioned here at OCT (2 weeks ago or so), and posted a review. I called a couple times to map out the automated part. Just never bothered to talk to anyone.

    They wasnt $100 a pop, huh? They do realize they’re rollin’ birfers, not stable responsible citizens, right? LOL!

  35. avatar
    Thrifty August 11, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: Call from your cell and block it

    I don’t have a cell phone, but I’ve heard that can be tough depending on your carrier. A friend of mine was recently lamenting that he kept getting unwanted calls from someone asking for a guy he never knew. My friend tried to explain to the caller that he had a wrong number, but the guy just wouldn’t listen. He said then that he couldn’t find a way to block calls on his Iphone.

    I do have a Google Voice number though… and you can block anything coming in to those with just a few mouse clicks.

  36. avatar
    Majority Will August 11, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Thrifty: He said then that he couldn’t find a way to block calls on his Iphone.

    If he has an AT&T contract for his iPhone, there is Smart Limits for Wireless for $4.99 per month. (http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB102428&cv=820#fbid=2cBsO1sQVr1)

    It’s easy to use, takes up to 30 numbers and it works well. It blocks selected incoming and outgoing calls. Blocking certain outgoing numbers could be handy if you have kids or a roommate who drunk dials his ex at 3 am with your phone because he thinks she’ll pick up if she thinks it’s you and not him.

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    misha August 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    Majority Will: or a roommate who drunk dials his ex at 3 am with your phone because he thinks she’ll pick up if she thinks it’s you and not him.

    You too?

  38. avatar
    Majority Will August 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    misha: You too?

    😀
    Lachen ist gesund!

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater August 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    Thrifty: I don’t have a cell phone, but I’ve heard that can be tough depending on your carrier.A friend of mine was recently lamenting that he kept getting unwanted calls from someone asking for a guy he never knew.My friend tried to explain to the caller that he had a wrong number, but the guy just wouldn’t listen.He said then that he couldn’t find a way to block calls on his Iphone.

    I do have a Google Voice number though… and you can block anything coming in to those with just a few mouse clicks.

    Then call from a neighbor’s house that you don’t really like. Most cell phones you can block your caller ID now

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    Thrifty August 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    Actually I might just call again from my Google Voice number and if they call me back, let it go to voice mail. Google Voice records all voice mails, so I might have something to share with the group.

  41. avatar
    Paula Sweet August 15, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    For the life of me, I can’t see where all this commentary has changed anything. It seems like a bunch of old ladies at a bridge game, drinking their old fashiones and opining. All to naught. Sitting in front of your computers for hours and flapping your ‘internet’ jaws, do you have a plan? What a waste. Your life is a waste! Most of you aren’t doing one positive thing, just talk, talk, talk, about things. Are you really so full of yourselves that you believe you’re making changes in the world. Look up the word Narcisistic, I think you’ll be amazed, there you are!

  42. avatar
    LW August 15, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    I think you meant “narcissyissibekibekistanistatistastic.” It is a hard word, so no worries.

  43. avatar
    misha August 15, 2012 at 1:38 am #

    Paula Sweet: Sitting in front of your computers for hours and flapping your ‘internet’ jaws, do you have a plan? What a waste. Your life is a waste!

    So what are you doing here? I just got back from walking Angel, my Afghan hound. I can’t sleep right now, so I’m surfing.

    You got a better idea, maybe? I have this window open, while I write jokes.

  44. avatar
    G August 15, 2012 at 1:39 am #

    Yet you wasted the time to come here and comment. If the topic wasn’t of interest to you, then why did you “waste your time” coming here? If the comments weren’t of interest to you, then why did you “waste your time” bothering to read them. Sounds pretty foolish to me…

    Wake up there little girl, this is America. We have the freedom to spend our free time however we so chose.

    So crankypants, let me explain something to you – our commentary here isn’t trying to “change anything”..so you are getting yourself all worked up over nothing.

    Whether we are here wasting our time talking on a blog or not, Obama is still President EVERY day, when we wake up.

    Paula Sweet: For the life of me, I can’t see where all this commentary has changed anything. It seems like a bunch of old ladies at a bridge game, drinking their old fashiones and opining. All to naught. Sitting in front of your computers for hours and flapping your ‘internet’ jaws, do you have a plan? What a waste. Your life is a waste! Most of you aren’t doing one positive thing, just talk, talk, talk, about things. Are you really so full of yourselves that you believe you’re making changes in the world. Look up the word Narcisistic, I think you’ll be amazed, there you are!

  45. avatar
    misha August 15, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    Paula Sweet: For the life of me, I can’t see where all this commentary has changed anything.

    It’s helped me keep my Lower East Side/Borscht Belt ability to instantly say something witty, yet insulting.

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    misha August 15, 2012 at 1:48 am #

    Paula Sweet: It seems like a bunch of old ladies at a bridge game

    Please, my bubbe played Mah Jongg, with the conversation in Yiddish. You haven’t heard complaining, until you heard them.

    Know the difference between black people and Jewish people? Black people sing the blues; Jewish people just complain – and never set it to music.

    Thank you. I’ll be here all week.

  47. avatar
    misha August 15, 2012 at 1:53 am #

    Paula Sweet: Look up the word Narcisistic, I think you’ll be amazed, there you are!

    I hate this acne. Such a mess, you wouldn’t believe it. I’ve tried everything, I tell you. I made a lot of doctors and drug stores rich. And what did I get? Bupkis.

  48. avatar
    misha August 15, 2012 at 1:54 am #

    Paula Sweet: For the life of me, I can’t see where all this commentary has changed anything.

    It helped me change my clothes.

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    Majority Will August 15, 2012 at 1:58 am #

    Paula Sweet: do you have a plan?

    Yep. I plan on voting to reelect the President in November and even though they have tried in the most idiotic ways, there’s nothing that angry, delusional birther bigots can do to stop our legal, democratic elections.

    I plan on continuing to expose the political and bigoted propaganda of paranoid extremists bent on destruction and discrimination (e.g., WorldNetDaily).

    What’s your plan other than pointless whining and trolling?

    “Look up the word Narcisistic (sic),”

    O.K., but only if you look up irony and promise to have someone explain it to you.

  50. avatar
    misha August 15, 2012 at 1:58 am #

    Paula Sweet: do you have a plan?

    Yes, as a matter of fact. I plan on having a third affair with a studio model.

  51. avatar
    LW August 15, 2012 at 1:58 am #

    Here, I changed something.

    Fur zee leeffe-a ooff me-a, I cun’t see-a vhere-a ell thees cummentery hes chunged unytheeng. It seems leeke-a a boonch ooff oold ledeees et a breedge-a geme-a, dreenking zeeur oold fesheeunes und oopeening. Ell tu nooght. Seetting in frunt ooff yuoor cumpooters fur huoors und fleppeeng yuoor ‘internet’ jevs, du yuoo hefe-a a plun? Vhet a veste-a. Yuoor leeffe-a is a veste-a! Must ooff yuoo eree’t dueeng oone-a puseetife-a theeng, joost telk, telk, telk, ebuoot theengs. Ere-a yuoo reelly su fooll ooff yuoorselfes thet yuoo beleeefe-a yuoo’re-a mekeeng chunges in zee vurld. Luuk up zee vurd Nerceesistic, I theenk yuoo’ll be-a emezed, zeere-a yuoo ere-a! Bork Bork Bork!

  52. avatar
    misha August 15, 2012 at 2:06 am #

    “Here, I changed something.” – I changed something, even better:

    Orfay ethay ifelay ofway emay, Iway ancay’tay eesay erewhay
    allway isthay ommentarycay ashay angedchay anythingway. Itway
    eemssay ikelay away unchbay ofway oldway adieslay atway away
    idgebray amegay, inkingdray eirthay oldway ashionesfay andway
    opiningway. Allway otay aughtnay. Ittingsay inway ontfray ofway
    ouryay omputerscay orfay ourshay andway appingflay ouryay ‘
    internetway’ awsjay, oday ouyay avehay away anplay? Atwhay away
    asteway. Ouryay ifelay isway away asteway! Ostmay ofway ouyay
    arenway’tay oingday oneway ositivepay ingthay, ustjay alktay,
    alktay, alktay, aboutway ingsthay. Areway ouyay eallyray osay
    ullfay ofway ourselvesyay atthay ouyay elievebay ouyay’eray
    akingmay angeschay inway ethay orldway. Ooklay upway ethay
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    erethay ouyay areway!

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    Majority Will August 15, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    LW:
    Here, I changed something.

    Ooh. Ooh. My turn!

    Here I changed something.

    لحياة لي، لا أستطيع أن أرى فيه كل هذا التعليق لم يتغير أي ’يء. يبدو أن مجموعة من السيدات القديمة في لعبة جسر، و’رب fashiones القديمة واردوان. كل ’يء ل. الجلوس أمام أجهزة الكمبيوتر لساعات وترفرف بك ‘الإنترنت’ الفكين، هل لديكم خطة؟ ما مضيعة. حياتك هو مضيعة! معظمكم لا يفعلون ’يئا واحدا إيجابيا، مجرد كلام، والحديث، والحديث، حول بعض الأمور. هل أنت حقا المليء أنفسكم التي تعتقد أنك إجراء تغييرات في العالم. بحث عن كلمة Narcisistic، اعتقد انكم سوف تكون عن ده’تها، هناك أنت!

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    Dr. Conspiracy August 15, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    My goodness. Somebody has appointed themselves the world arbiter of what’s worth doing and what’s not.

    Before you criticize this web site, I ask you to consider just one thing: NASCAR. Do you go to the races and throw things onto the track to see if you can cause a wreck?

    If you don’t have anything to contribute, buzz off. [And for the record, one can’t look up “Narcisistic” in the dictionary because that’s not how to spell it.]

    Paula Sweet: For the life of me, I can’t see where all this commentary has changed anything. It seems like a bunch of old ladies at a bridge game, drinking their old fashiones and opining. All to naught. Sitting in front of your computers for hours and flapping your ‘internet’ jaws, do you have a plan? What a waste. Your life is a waste! Most of you aren’t doing one positive thing, just talk, talk, talk, about things. Are you really so full of yourselves that you believe you’re making changes in the world. Look up the word Narcisistic, I think you’ll be amazed, there you are!

  55. avatar
    Wile as Ali G August 15, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    Fe da life hof me, I can’t chek where all dis commentary has changed anythin. hit seems dig da bunch hof batty b*tches hat da bridge game, drinkin dare batty fashiones an’ opinin. all to naught. sittin in front hof ya computers fe hours an’ flappin ya ‘internet’ jaws, do yous as da plan? wot da waste. ya life iz da waste! most hof yous aren’t doin one positive tin, just natta, natta, natta, about tings. iz yous fe real so maximum hof yourselves dat yous reckon you’re makin changes in da world. chek up da word narcisistic, I fink you’ll be amazed, dere yous iz! Is it coz I is black?

    Paula Sweet:
    For the life of me, I can’t see where all this commentary has changed anything.It seems like a bunch of old ladies at a bridge game, drinking their old fashiones and opining.All to naught.Sitting in front of your computers for hours and flapping your ‘internet’ jaws, do you have a plan?What a waste.Your life is a waste!Most of you aren’t doing one positive thing, just talk, talk, talk, about things. Are you really so full of yourselves that you believe you’re making changes in the world.Look up the word Narcisistic, I think you’ll be amazed, there you are!

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    CarlOrcas August 15, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Paula Sweet: Look up the word Narcisistic, I think you’ll be amazed,

    Not really. I know how to spell it: two s’s. Give that dictionary a try. You’ll be amazed at what you find.

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    Fazil Iskander August 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    Paula Sweet:
    For the life of me, I can’t see where all this commentary has changed anything.

    First sentence, without the letter e:
    For my birth to my going, I can’t distinguish to what location all this buzz and talk will modify anything.

    (in more serious vein: Zullo himself complained bitterly that websites like Dr Conspiracy’s have greatly influenced the mainstream media. If you can’t see how that is “change”, your definition of change needs changing. A site like this one provides one stop shopping for rebuttals of all birther talking points. It’s an accomplishment that sane people appreciate. And if we believe at least one poster, here, minds have been modified. Just not yours,)

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    Thomas Brown August 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Paula Sweet: All to naught. Sitting in front of your computers for hours and flapping your ‘internet’ jaws, do you have a plan? What a waste. Your life is a waste! Most of you aren’t doing one positive thing, just talk, talk, talk, about things.

    Darn, you’re right. How silly of me. In between spending 42-50 hours a week running my business, which I started with nothing but mad woodworking skills and a day job, and which now employs 4 people year-round; maintaining and riding my antique BMW motorcycles; working on my unique electronic folio-spelling editions of Shakespeare’s plays and disseminating them for stage use; keeping my SAFD certificates current in at least Broadsword, Rapier and Knife so I can stay on the list of Actor Combatants; doing Board work for the Manna House, a local homeless-citizen-assisting non-profit; learning a bit more Gaelic in case I ever get to go to Ireland; holding up my end of my marriage; attending to my collections of antique books and early American artifacts; going to meetings; restoring the 1892 house (to save it from demolition) that came up for sale next door to our 1863 house that I also take care of; and visiting my 99-year-old grandmother on the west coast when I can manage it . . .

    Yes. I do spend a few pleasurable minutes here and there during the week reaping much-needed amusement from the utter cluelessness of Birthers; reading fatuous and condescending insults from commenters like you; hammering back at the really blustery trolls; keeping up on the latest Birther clown antics; admiring the writing of my fellow Obots and especially the sane Conservatives who are anti-Birthers because they are– well, you know– not stupid or crazy; and honing my writing skills.

    And all for free. Heck, even Angry Birds costs something.

    So in conclusion, you’re absolutely right. I do nothing productive whatsoever. Zounds, I shudder to think of all you must be accomplishing in your life!

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    Majority Will August 15, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    To paraphrase John Winger:
    “Thomas Brown, you are a madman!
    When you stole that cow, and your friend tried to make it with the cow. . . I want to party with you, cowboy. But the two of us together? Forget it!”

    😀

    Thomas Brown: Darn, you’re right.How silly of me.In between spending 42-50 hours a week running my business, which I started with nothing but mad woodworking skills and a day job, and which now employs 4 people year-round; maintaining and riding my antique BMW motorcycles; working on my unique electronic folio-spelling editions of Shakespeare’s plays and disseminating them for stage use; keeping my SAFD certificates current in at least Broadsword, Rapier and Knife so I can stay on the list of Actor Combatants; doing Board work for the Manna House, a local homeless-citizen-assisting non-profit; learning a bit more Gaelic in case I ever get to go to Ireland; holding up my end of my marriage; attending to my collections of antique books and early American artifacts; going to meetings; restoring the 1892 house (to save it from demolition) that came up for sale next door to our 1863 house that I also take care of; and visiting my 99-year-old grandmother on the west coast when I can manage it . . .

    Yes.I do spend a few pleasurable minutes here and there during the week reaping much-needed amusement from the utter cluelessness of Birthers; reading fatuous and condescending insults from commenters like you; hammering back at the really blustery trolls; keeping up on the latest Birther clown antics; admiring the writing of my fellow Obots and especially the sane Conservatives who are anti-Birthers because they are– well, you know– not stupid or crazy; and honing my writing skills.

    And all for free.Heck, even Angry Birds costs something.

    So in conclusion, you’re absolutely right.I do nothing productive whatsoever.Zounds, I shudder to think of all you must be accomplishing in your life!

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    Dave B. August 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    misha: I plan on having a third affair with a studio model.

    Same one? Not that it’s any of my business, of course, but I like to keep all the figures in perspective.

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater August 15, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    Thomas Brown: And all for free. Heck, even Angry Birds costs something.

    You’re getting screwed I get angry birds free on android

  62. avatar
    Ali G August 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    Thomas Brown: Darn, you’re east side.how silly hof me.in betweun spendin 42-50 hours da week runnin me bizzle, which I started wiv naffink but batty woodworkin skills an’ da day job, an’ which now employs 4 peeps year-round; maintainin an’ ridin me antique bmw motorcycles; workin’ on me unique electronic folio-spellin editions hof shakespeare’s plays an’ disseminatin dem fe stage use; keepin me safd certificates current in hat least broadsword, rapia an’ bora so I can stay on da list hof actor combatants; doin board wurk fe da manna yard, da local homeless-citizen-assistin non-profit; learnin da bit more gaelic in case I eva get to go to ireland; holdin up me end hof me marriage; attendin to me collections hof antique books an’ early american artifacts; gonna meetings; restorin da 1892 yard (to save hit from demolition) dat came up fe sale next door to our 1863 yard dat I also eazy now of; an’ visitin me 99-year-old nan on da westside west siiiide whun I can manage hit . . . yes.i do spend da few pleasurable minutes in da house an’ dere durin da week reapin much-needed amusement from da utta cluelessness hof birthers; readin fatuous an’ condescendin disses from commenters dig you; hammerin bak hat da fe real blustery trolls; keepin up on da latest birtha clown antics; admirin da writin hof me fellow obots an’ fe real da sane conservatives who iz anti-birthers coz dey are– well, yous know– not stupid or crazy; an’ honin me writin skills. and all fe freesome.hek, evun menstral bitches costs sumfink. so in conclusion, you’re fe real east side.i do naffink productive whatsoeva.zounds, I shudda to fink hof all yous must be accomplishin in ya life!

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    misha August 15, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Dave B.: Same one?Not that it’s any of my business, of course, but I like to keep all the figures in perspective.

    No idea. But, I’m planning a trip to Glen Canyon, Utah with the woman who runs the studio. Penndot revoked my license after the stroke, so she’s going to do all the driving in her Jeep.

  64. avatar
    Dave B. August 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    misha: But, I’m planning a trip to Glen Canyon, Utah with the woman who runs the studio.

    Happy trails.

  65. avatar
    G August 16, 2012 at 3:11 am #

    It is also FREE on the Google Chrome browser, which is a free download to any PC/laptop device you might have. 🙂

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: You’re getting screwed I get angry birds free on android

    Majority Will: And all for free.Heck, even Angry Birds costs something.

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    Thomas Brown August 16, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    Ali G: Thomas Brown: Darn, you’re east side.how silly hof me.in betweun spendin 42-50 hours da week runnin me bizzle…

    I speechless. You funny.

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    The Magic M August 16, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    Wow, after some back-and-forth between different languages on Google Translate, you read almost like a Zen buddhist. Or Yoda.

    Paula Sweet: All can be changed to have many more in your life, I can not see. Fashiones including women drinking the old bridge, the crowd is large, these sports. All will be 0. Nail time meeting the “Internet”, such as heart rate of the project? Any amount. Waste of your life! In addition, be a positive number, we are talking about these things. So that you can change the world, you want to finish it you please check. Narcisistic search word is, I believe You’ll Be Amazed!

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    misha August 16, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    The Magic M: Wow, after some back-and-forth between different languages on Google Translate, you read almost like a Zen buddhist. Or Yoda.

    I still like Pig Latin best of all.