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3/16/2012

Sockpuppet Friday (Chuck Grassley appreciation edition)

Filed under: General — Karl @ 7:03 am



[Posted by Karl]

As usual, you are positively encouraged to engage in sockpuppetry in this thread. The usual rules apply.

Please, be sure to switch back to your regular handle when commenting on other threads. I have made that mistake myself.

Sockpuppet comments about the Republican primary race are strictly prohibited. If you wish to use sockpuppets for that purpose, confine your comments to this thread. Same goes for any discussion that is not funny where people want to get angry at each other. Offending comments will be summarily deleted and the violators flogged.

And remember: the worst sin you can commit on this thread is not being funny.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) was having some Twitter issues yesterday… which was odd.  He has already proven that he knows how to use Twitter… to complain about the History Channel.  And last night, BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski ‏paid tribute on Twitter by tweeting and retweeting some choice photos of the senator.  Sure, you would expect the Iowan on a Deere, or to be admiring a pig with Fred Thompson.  But what is this photo doing in a Senate committee room?  And when did Chuck Grassley start touring with Devo?  Inquiring minds want to know!

–Karl

81 Responses to “Sockpuppet Friday (Chuck Grassley appreciation edition)”

  1. Ding!

    Karl (6f7ecd)

  2. Stuff Rutherford Chopped in HD

    History Channel's exciting new lineup (b0e533)

  3. QUIT TWEETING ME!

    Soledad (edf506)

  4. Thanks for the cash and the PR Playboy!

    Love and kisses,

    Meghan McCain (edf506)

  5. Yes, Palin is the crazy one, now who moved the strawberries

    nicole wallace (6b94ef)

  6. enough with the jokes already, you’re killing me…

    white babies everywhere (403dff)

  7. Damn I’m wet.

    Must be the humidity.

    Oh look, my breasts are perking up. I’ve cooked these chickens just the right amount.

    Take me seriously on politics. Don’t hold my oft-publicly-expressed love of cooking against me.

    Meghan McCain (38d59c)

  8. So it’s a dog and pony show. At least I’ve got a job.

    Senator Chuck (2c3538)

  9. There is no way that skinny biatch looks better than me and BuhRock will pay dearly for that comment. He better be out there raking in the loot, as I plan on spending as much as I can.

    Meechelle Obama, FLOTUS (2c3538)

  10. None of you are funny. Grassley is the man.

    FINKY SAMMYSTEIN (36e9a7)

  11. Dear Secretary Chu and President Obama,

    We are pleased to announce that our governing board has granted you honorary memberships into the Alchemist Guild.

    We are nearing a break-through in our efforts to turn lead into gold. Your continued support will ensure that Alchemists across the globe will be given the time and money necessary to allow the technology to catch up.

    There was one dissenting vote for this award – that from the Flat-Earth Society member who felt you have unfairly castigated his organization. We ask that you make a special effort to reach out to that group and be inclusive with them during your acceptance speech at our $10,000 per plate awards dinner on the 32nd of last month.

    Yours in science,

    Merlinus Lysenko
    Membership Board Chairman

    Alchemists Guild Admissions Office (f359d9)

  12. You know, I’m a really big fan of Senator Grassley:

    In all fairness, I’ve not only been involved for many years as a medical expert in product liability suits against GSK, I was the first one to discover and to blow the whistle on the how the company has been hiding and distorting data confirming that Paxil causes suicidality. You can find the data in my earlier blogs, on my website, in my published scientific articles (available on my website) and in my latest book published this month, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).

    Meanwhile, what is the public to do? This is a political problem extending over decades and administrations — the way our government increasingly supports its most financially powerful constituents, and the pharmaceutical industry is probably the most powerful lobby of all. You could begin by supporting Senator Chuck Grassley’s attempts to probe GSK.

    It isn’t just data on risks of psychiatric drugs GSK hides either. Senator Grassley is our noble, intellectually honest friend protecting the public from GlaxoSmithKline’s hiding of the risk of medically-indicated drugs such as the diabetest drug Avandia.

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    Dr. Peter Breggin (38d59c)

  13. You know, I’m a really big fan of Senator Grassley:

    In all fairness, I’ve not only been involved for many years as a medical expert in product liability suits against GSK, I was the first one to discover and to blow the whistle on the how the company has been hiding and distorting data confirming that Paxil causes suicidality. You can find the data in my earlier blogs, on my website, in my published scientific articles (available on my website) and in my latest book published this month, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).

    Meanwhile, what is the public to do? This is a political problem extending over decades and administrations — the way our government increasingly supports its most financially powerful constituents, and the pharmaceutical industry is probably the most powerful lobby of all. You could begin by supporting Senator Chuck Grassley’s attempts to probe GSK.

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    Dr. Peter Breggin (38d59c)

  14. You know, I’m a really big fan of Senator Grassley:

    Dr. Peter Breggin (38d59c)

  15. In all fairness, I’ve not only been involved for many years as a medical expert in product liability suits against GSK, I was the first one to discover and to blow the whistle on the how the company has been hiding and distorting data confirming that Paxil causes suicidality. You can find the data in my earlier blogs, on my website, in my published scientific articles (available on my website) and in my latest book published this month, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).

    Meanwhile, what is the public to do? This is a political problem extending over decades and administrations — the way our government increasingly supports its most financially powerful constituents, and the pharmaceutical industry is probably the most powerful lobby of all. You could begin by supporting Senator Chuck Grassley’s attempts to probe GSK.

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    Dr. Peter Breggin (38d59c)

  16. In all fairness, I’ve not only been involved for many years as a medical expert in product liability suits against GSK, I was the first one to discover and to blow the whistle on the how the company has been hiding and distorting data confirming that Paxil causes suicidality. You can find the data in my earlier blogs, on my website, in my published scientific articles (available on my website) and in my latest book published this month, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).

    Meanwhile, what is the public to do? This is a political problem extending over decades and administrations — the way our government increasingly supports its most financially powerful constituents, and the pharmaceutical industry is probably the most powerful lobby of all. You could begin by supporting Senator Chuck Grassley’s attempts to probe GSK.

    It isn’t just data on risks of psychiatric drugs GSK hides either. Senator Grassley is our noble, intellectually honest friend protecting the public from GlaxoSmithKline’s hiding of the risk of medically-indicated drugs such as the diabetest drug Avandia.

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    Dr. Peter Breggin (38d59c)

  17. In all fairness, I’ve not only been involved for many years as a medical expert in product liability suits against GSK, I was the first one to discover and to blow the whistle on the how the company has been hiding and distorting data confirming that Paxil causes suicidality. You can find the data in my earlier blogs, on my website, in my published scientific articles (available on my website) and in my latest book published this month, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).

    Meanwhile, what is the public to do? This is a political problem extending over decades and administrations — the way our government increasingly supports its most financially powerful constituents, and the pharmaceutical industry is probably the most powerful lobby of all. You could begin by supporting Senator Chuck Grassley’s attempts to probe GSK.

    It isn’t just data on risks of psychiatric drugs GSK hides either. Senator Grassley is our noble, intellectually honest friend protecting the public from GlaxoSmithKline’s hiding of the risk of medically-indicated drugs such as the diabetest drug Avandia.

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    Dr. Peter Breggin (38d59c)

  18. In all fairness, I’ve not only been involved for many years as a medical expert in product liability suits against GSK, I was the first one to discover and to blow the whistle on the how the company has been hiding and distorting data confirming that Paxil causes suicidality. You can find the data in my earlier blogs, on my website, in my published scientific articles (available on my website) and in my latest book published this month, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    Dr. Peter Breggin (38d59c)

  19. In all fairness, I’ve not only been involved for many years as a medical expert in product liability suits against G.S.K., I was the first one to discover and to blow the whistle on the how the company has been hiding and distorting data confirming that Paxil causes suicidality. You can find the data in my earlier blogs, on my website, in my published scientific articles (available on my website) and in my latest book published this month, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).

    Meanwhile, what is the public to do? This is a political problem extending over decades and administrations — the way our government increasingly supports its most financially powerful constituents, and the pharmaceutical industry is probably the most powerful lobby of all. You could begin by supporting Senator Chuck Grassley’s attempts to probe G.S.K..

    It isn’t just data on risks of psychiatric drugs G.S.K. hides either. Senator Grassley is our noble, intellectually honest friend protecting the public from GlaxoSmithKline’s hiding of the risk of medically-indicated drugs such as the diabetest drug Avandia.

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    Dr. Peter Breggin (38d59c)

  20. In all fairness, I’ve not only been involved for many years as a medical expert in product liability suits against G.S.K., I was the first one to discover and to blow the whistle on the how the company has been hiding and distorting data confirming that Paxil causes suicidality. You can find the data in my earlier blogs, on my website, in my published scientific articles (available on my website) and in my latest book published this month, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).

    Meanwhile, what is the public to do? This is a political problem extending over decades and administrations — the way our government increasingly supports its most financially powerful constituents, and the pharmaceutical industry is probably the most powerful lobby of all. You could begin by supporting Senator Chuck Grassley’s attempts to probe G.S.K..

    It isn’t just data on risks of psychiatric drugs G.S.K. hides either. Senator Grassley is our noble, intellectually honest friend protecting the public from G.S.K.’s hiding of the risk of medically-indicated drugs such as the diabetest drug Avandia.

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    Dr. Peter Breggin (38d59c)

  21. In all fairness, I’ve not only been involved for many years as a medical expert in product liability suits against XYZ, I was the first one to discover and to blow the whistle on the how the company has been hiding and distorting data confirming that Paxil causes suicidality. You can find the data in my earlier blogs, on my website, in my published scientific articles (available on my website) and in my latest book published this month, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).

    Meanwhile, what is the public to do? This is a political problem extending over decades and administrations — the way our government increasingly supports its most financially powerful constituents, and the pharmaceutical industry is probably the most powerful lobby of all. You could begin by supporting Senator Chuck Grassley’s attempts to probe XYZ.

    It isn’t just data on risks of psychiatric drugs XYZ hides either. Senator Grassley is our noble, intellectually honest friend protecting the public from XYZ’s hiding of the risk of medically-indicated drugs such as the diabetest drug Avandia.

    XYZ = the name of a certain large pharmaceutical company which won’t pass the spam filter.

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    Dr. Peter Breggin (38d59c)

  22. Anyway, I’m trying to get a comment through the spam filters, but it isn’t working.

    Basically, it’s about Grassley’s important work probing pharmaceutical companies for hiding risks of their medications, including suicidality for antidepressants, and side effects of a well-known diabetes drug.

    Dr. Peter Breggin (38d59c)

  23. Chuck, Chuck, you senators are always too uptight about everything. C’mon, I’ve got some of the good stuff back in my House office. Let’s go knock some back and remember the good ol’ days of Iran-Contra. What d’ya say? Did I tell you? Ted’s bringing some babes.

    Tip O'Neill (6451eb)

  24. QUACK QUACK QUACK

    Dr Breggin Duck (0e9826)

  25. We have no idea what the MOA is for our drugs. None. We just guess.

    Big Pharma (0e9826)

  26. We have no idea either.

    FDA (0e9826)

  27. If you do not agree with me and Dr Breggin you hate science, hate the troops, and hate children.

    Random (0e9826)

  28. If you do not agree with me and Dr Breggin you hate science, hate the troops, and hate children.

    Chuck Grassley (974eda)

  29. Devolution is real, ask my people about it.

    Hisssssssssssss

    Sleestak (3681c4)

  30. My conservative-hating misogynistic audience loves it whenever I call Sarah Palin a c**t. So there!

    Bill Maher (0687cf)

  31. You tell ’em, Bill. Don’t back down!

    Keith Olbermann (0687cf)

  32. Santorum, most catholics and the Mormon Church want to take women back to Dark Ages. Angelica Houston and Rosie “Gas melts steel” O’Donnell agree with me.
    Trying to figure how to get my head out of Urkel’s dupa as the methane displacing oxygen is destroying my brain cells and my Messiah-induced erection. Me, Rachel Madcow, Olberdouche and Maher are the elite media and make millions. unlike the unwashed rabble. It remains true that Rethuglican women are sluts, c***s and fantasize about liberal talking heads servicing their ani.

    Chrissie "I squat to pee" Matthews (d32e4c)

  33. UNDERGROUND

    Under water grottos, caverns
    Filled with apes
    That eat figs.
    Stepping on the figs
    That the apes
    Eat, they crunch.
    The apes howl, bare
    Their fangs, dance,
    Tumble in the
    Rushing water,
    Musty, wet pelts
    Glistening in the blue.

    -Barack Obama

    Great Moments In Presidential Poetry (3681c4)

  34. Our secret motto is: Any new drug sufficiently advanced to be sent to us for our approval is indistinguishable from magic. (with apologies to Arthur C. Clarke)

    Therefore we never inquire as to howor use any kind of reasoning to determine whether or not a drug works or is safe or hamrful no matter hwo similar it may be to other drugs. But we consider that ANY drug may have any effect, good or bad. Nothing is implausible, and there are no shortcuts.

    FDA spookesman Douglas Karas (d22d64)

  35. Therefore we never inquire as to howor use any kind of reasoning to determine whether or not a drug works or is safe or hamrful no matter hwo similar it may be to other drugs

    Abject nonsense.

    JD (318f81)

  36. The internet is for porn.

    Joe Biden (bafbcb)

  37. Don’t people understand, back in the 1990s – I was planning on running for office, for Pete’s sake, and I could use any sort of help to get elected to something back in Chicago, but why would anyone pick me unless I was different?

    I always thought the hardest part was getting elected to your first public office. Ity is hjarder to get elected to the State Senate than it is to get elected to Congress once you are a state legislator, and even easier to get elected President once you are in the United States Senate.

    I needed all kinds of help. Are they saying I should have thrown away a golden opportunity?

    I was always for people getting along. Blacks and whites, Republicans and Democrats, anti-semites and Jews and so on. Didn’t anyone pay attention to my 2004 convention speech?

    Barack Obama (d22d64)

  38. NPR is for accuracy. And accountability. And, you know what, just forget it. It’s all a charade.

    Ira Glass (b0b671)

  39. The biggest search engine is GoOgle

    Joe Biden (d22d64)

  40. The internet is for porn.

    Just you wait. This country’s mind needs a good scrubbing and I’m just the guy to give it one.

    Rick S (bf8ad7)

  41. oops. Sorry. Forgot.

    Rick S (bf8ad7)

  42. Turns out that was a bogus hitjob by Daily Caller on the Santorum porn thingie.

    JD (318f81)

  43. A “hitjob”?

    Sounds hot. Does it pay extra?

    Aspiring Porn Star (974eda)

  44. Three of the leading GOP 2012 Presidential candidates have made statements committing to enforce existing federal obscenity laws if they are elected, while the current administration still refuses to enforce federal obscenity laws prohibiting distribution of hardcore pornography, according to Morality in Media.
    Morality In Media launched efforts in October 2011 to contact the 2012 presidential candidates, including President Obama, to obtain their respective views on the enforcement of obscenity laws. Thousands of individuals sent emails, made calls and even spoke to the candidates in person urging them to respond to the survey. As a result of these efforts, the following candidates responded:

    Former Senator Rick Santorum in a written statement:
    “Federal obscenity laws should be vigorously enforced. If elected President, I will appoint an Attorney General who will do so.”
    Former Governor Mitt Romney in a written statement:
    “(I)t is imperative that we cultivate the promotion of fundamental family values. This can be accomplished with increased parental involvement and enhanced supervision of our children. It includes strict enforcement of our nation’s obscenity laws, as well as the promotion of parental software controls that guard our children from Internet pornography.”
    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich in a face-to-face meeting:
    When MIM’s Executive Director Dawn Hawkins asked former Speaker Gingrich if he will enforce existing laws that make distribution of hard-core adult pornography illegal, he responded: “Yes, I will appoint an Attorney General who will enforce these laws.”

    JD (318f81)

  45. Maybe if we call carlitos at home 30 times a day, making his damn fax machine ring every time he’s on a work conference call, he will vote for us instead of that other guy.

    Mitt Romney's robocalling machine (49ef9f)

  46. Seriously, won’t it ever stop? I can’t imagine what it’s like living in an early primary state.

    JD – 2 things I like about the Obama administration is that they don’t waste money on prosecuting pornographers or bong-makers. Ashcroft was misguided in my humble opinion.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  47. Carlitos – no argument from me. I am just pointing out that the DC piece was BS.

    Random (0e9826)

  48. Oops

    JD (0e9826)

  49. Noted. Could be an interesting conversation on Executive Power, the ability not to focus resources in certain areas.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  50. Absolutely. This admin seems to like to grant waivers for people from laws, and not enforce others.

    JD (0e9826)

  51. Does Santorum support Lizard Week on Animal Planet?

    Hisssssssssss

    Sleestak (3681c4)

  52. As soon as Sandra gets her BC pills we’re headed to Rio!

    Adam Mutterperl (721840)

  53. I’ve changed the name to DAILY CALL GIRL.

    TUCKER CARLSON (36e9a7)

  54. They say the “fittest shall survive”, yet the unfit may serve.

    Mark Mothersbaugh (25ae07)

  55. I got my money
    Tied up in stock
    I got an intern take my doggie for a walk

    Chuck Grassley (25ae07)

  56. As soon as Sandra gets her BC pills we’re headed to Rio!

    Adam, if she buys any in Brazil, tell her not to take any of it back to the United States. Remember, foreign prescription drugs do no work in the United States until proven otherwise.

    FDFDA spookesman Douglas Karas (8bd44f)

  57. Adam – dont take any meds, they will make you a suicidal killbot.

    Random (0e9826)

  58. Someone has to pick up the tab when people get out of repaying their own debts.

    chuck grassley (44de53)

  59. it has been revealed
    AQ’s secret master plan
    make Joe Biden prez

    Colonel Haiku (25ae07)

  60. Can that brit just leave, and send the bust of churchill back.

    a non subject (44de53)

  61. We are upset because Obamma backed out of the deal. Obamacare was not supposed to fall on our entities. (We backed his program for God’s sake) If he were a catholic, we’d have him excoumicated.

    Catholics Bishops spokesperson (a1fcca)

  62. Too bad you catholic suckas!

    Obamaman (a1fcca)

  63. We have a problem boss man. People are worried more about gas prices than that contriception BS.

    WH Chief of whatever (a1fcca)

  64. And all I got was a hot dog and having to watch US college basketball, No real foot ball. And I’m on his side!

    The Brit (a1fcca)

  65. When it’s the last of 28 platform planks, I smell a set up, meanwhile Romney’s former environment chief
    is ‘mercy killing the coal industry, at the EPA.

    nicole wallace (f1dcf9)

  66. Women who are not 100% behind Obama (like you Hillary), are nothing but women of ill repute.
    (Ha, beat the filter on that one.)

    Chrissy Matthews (a1fcca)

  67. I’m thinking of starting up a Devo tribute band for my next career.

    Tommy Xtopher (3681c4)

  68. Don’t believe any of this. Suspending John McCain’s campaign was the most brilliant political move ever made. Sarah was the problem! See Game Change for proof!

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/03/16/Politico%20Game%20Change%20Schmidt%20Memo

    Steve Schmidt (3681c4)

  69. Applying ALINSKY RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” Graphics and tweets mock Obama’s speech, which threw President Rutherford B. Hayes under the bus with lies. Team Obama can use the teleprompter, but not Google or Bing, or so it seems.

    Mutnodjmet (c4995d)

  70. I’m so sorry Rosie, call Hillary, she will perk you up..

    Mrs. Weiner (44de53)

  71. How come the Chineses got $399 bottles of wine at dinner and all we got is the cheap $99 stuff? Some friends you are.

    Mrs. The Brit (a1fcca)

  72. I liked telephones, you like teleprompters. Don’t be a hater, dude.

    Rutherford B. Hayes (063632)

  73. What we do is what we do

    http://youtu.be/iBBjQOteJ8M

    Colonel Haiku (c7fc59)

  74. Does Santorum support Lizard Week on Animal Planet?
    Comment by Sleestak — 3/16/2012 @ 2:29 pm

    Your lizard should only be viewed by your wife in the privacy of your connubial bedchamber!

    Senator Saintorum (43e147)

  75. You’re totally wrong about that — and as soon as I actually read the piece in question I will tell you why.

    Let's Get Ready To R-r-r-r-raaannndooommm!!! (43e147)

  76. Same goes for any discussion that is not funny where people want to get angry at each other.

    Derpy needs to get over it (401f3a)

  77. Is anyone here in the real estate game?

    I am looking into a vacation rape barn. Maybe on a lake or something.

    Is it still a buyers market?

    Hisssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

    Sleestak (3681c4)

  78. You know what they say about rape barns: It’s all about secluded location, secluded location, secluded location.

    Land-deal of the Lewd (43e147)

  79. Yeah, it’s not always easy with Chaka around.

    That and they don’t build pylons like they used to.

    Hisssss

    Sleestak (3681c4)

  80. Client Wanted. Must be active and outgoing, disabled, and need to use wheelchair.

    New, out of the box, champion, law firm looking for client to visit places of business and see if it possible to fully patronize them using a wheelchair. Will report back on any that do not, for purposes of filing lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is not necessary, or even plausible, to actually want to use any establishment. Compensation contingent upon success of lawsuits. Your estimated portion of settlements: 5%, but negotiable. In the event a location is owned by a leading member of an organized crime family, lawsuit will be dropped.

    Dewey, Sewim & Howe, Attorneys at Law (c74eb9)


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