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2/10/2010

There’s a Word for This . . .

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:11 am



It’s on the tip of my tongue. Or the palm of my hand.


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And the word is . . .

Hang on . . .

Lame Palm

111 Responses to “There’s a Word for This . . .”

  1. I think the palm writing is funny. And to poke fun at Sarah Palin, yes, it is funny. It may be a little bit of a stoop for the President’s press secretary to make the joke, but he’s not banned from making jokes too.
    Can’t wait for SNL. Hopefully they can take it to a new level. Perhaps a mini-teleprompter surgically installed in a candidate’s hand?

    Corwin (ea9428)

  2. Yes, it’s very presidential for the spokesperson for the most powerful man in the world to make fun of a private citizen. Even were she still Governor of Alaska, it would be low class and unprofessional.

    So who’s more an unprofessional hick: someone who gives a speech for 40+ minutes with six words written in Sharpie their hand, or someone who needs a teleprompter to say hi to his own staff, and then lets his spokesperson mock a private citizen, reminding everyone again how much he needs his TeleBinkIe?

    Ya know the more I read about this the more I think Gov. Palin did this on purpose. She jerks their strings like puppets, and do they dance. To their own detriment.

    no one you know (196ed7)

  3. This is not that funny, and even less so given Obama’s inability to speak without a teleprompter.

    Gibbs is really quite incompetent, Obama and his acolytes are astonishingly tone-deaf and this is just more confirmation of that.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  4. Yep. Unprofessional is one word. Lame is another. I was thinking more “juvenile” or “childish” would be a couple of more…..

    JoeC (bc7362)

  5. Gibbs is a victim of the bunker mentality of Obama’s White House. Gibbs is living in a narrow-minded environment, a place so insular, so isolated from today’s Zeitgeist he fails to understand the limits of appropriate behavior. Hence inappropriate displays of self-demeaning pique. Gibbs thinks he’s being clever while everyone outside the asylum sees a self-inflicted gaffe.

    Others in the White House can’t help him either, they’re as out of touch as he is.

    ropelight (5f2652)

  6. I did find some relief from the groans in the audience.

    How this man is the spokesperson for the POTUS continues to baffle me.

    Then again.

    em (43c890)

  7. This is exactly where we don’t need to go. Yes, it was lame, but deride Gibbs for real things, not lame pranks like palm writing.

    Corwin (ea9428)

  8. You mean like his constant and continuing superiority complex and elitist nature as depicted in his lame prank?

    John Hitchcock (03d1a3)

  9. Or perhaps you mean his heavy case of tin ear as depicted in his lame prank.

    John Hitchcock (03d1a3)

  10. Comment by Corwin — 2/10/2010 @ 7:44 am

    I respectfully disagree. This is a “real thing” in that a private citizen, who was a VP-candidate for President more than a year and a half ago, gives a speech, and the spokesperson for the POTUS sees fit to mock her in an expensive (time and staff wise) press conference in his official capacity as said spokesperson. Wow.

    This indicates two things: this administration is focused on goofing around/minutiae, and that Sarah Palin is really, really getting under their skin. What the latter indicates I’m not sure, but it kind of looks like insecurity and/or fear, no? Not the best image one wants to project around the world to the people who want to bring the US down and are looking hard for any weak link. JMO.

    no one you know (196ed7)

  11. There’s a Word for This . . .

    Clueless?

    peedoffamerican (44a207)

  12. Were any jobs created in the sharpie industry?

    EricPWJohnson (99fa89)

  13. Our country’s at war on two vital fronts, the nation is still in the midst of double – digit unemployment, AQ is probing and planning for their next attack on US citizens, so naturally these infants are preoccupied with what a former Governor of one of the least – populated states in union said during a speech last week.

    Lame does not begin to describe what a worldwide laughinstock these people have become, Gibbs is only parroting exactly what his puppetmasters wish him to say. Pathetic all – around, rank amatuerism and incompetentce. Not one person has an actual sack for this job, apparently.

    Dmac (799abd)

  14. Allow the MSM and progressives to dig their own grave. I believe we don’t need to give them excuses like the conservatives can’t take a joke.
    I think it’s a stretch to worry about our image being tarnished by Gibbs for this stunt. He’s a fool. And his foolish behavior is apparent. This was a stupid stunt – looking for a laugh. It’s funny. Don’t get your panties in a wad over it.
    Keep your eye on the ball: ObamaCare, Deficit spending, Government takeover.

    Corwin (ea9428)

  15. Anybody here ever have to do a 40-minute speech that wasn’t road-tested, for $100,000, and do it with a prompt of just 7 keywords? Take a look at NFL players’ hands, they do the same thing.

    Gibbs is the one who made it a big deal, thought it would make him seem smart and get laughs at someone else’s expense, and it went nowhere. A metaphor for the administration.

    TimesDisliker (3304e4)

  16. Dmac

    gibbs is a buffoon slightly about the president and sightly below the congress

    EricPWJohnson (99fa89)

  17. I think it’s a stretch to worry about our image being tarnished by Gibbs for this stunt

    What route did you take to get there?

    John Hitchcock (03d1a3)

  18. One word:

    Unpresidential.

    Techie (43d092)

  19. Robert Gibbs is devoted to promoting the professional standing of Scott McClennan and”Bagdad Bob.” He is doing an exceptional job of proving that although they can be rated dumb and dumber – he is the dumbest! I am over 70 and, for most of my professional career, I have had to speak in public. It is the height of intellectual ignorance or overbearing arrogance to assume that what Sarah Palin did demonstrates any sort of “unfitness.” I used an one page outline, Reagan used 3X5 cards, Obama uses a teleprompter yet Palin, with a few “key words” written on her palm is considered “stupid.” Wisdom is fast disapearing from the Left.

    Longwalker (4e0dda)

  20. #10 “Not the best image one wants to project around the world to the people who want to bring the US down and are looking hard for any weak link”

    I went the reading route. (/sarcasm)

    Corwin (ea9428)

  21. #20 I was referring to #17 question.

    (sorry, didn’t connect all the dots) 😉

    Corwin (ea9428)

  22. Ace’s take on this is funny.

    http://minx.cc/?post=298067

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  23. Of course it’s lame, but they have nothing to show for the one year that they’ve been in office, Practically all the things she predicted a year and a half ago, have been borne out, from the inadequacy of his community organizing background, to the folly of giving Miranda rights to terrorists. We aren’t drilling for oil, and that will come to bite us, at the next energy chokepoint

    ian cormac (7b6e35)

  24. They are poking fun at what they fear most. They are trying to minimize someone they see as equal status (in political popularity) to the teleprompter-reader-in-chief, the dopey-changey One.

    quasimodo (4af144)

  25. I agree that Palin really gets under the left’s collective skin.

    However, she did use written notes or a written speech at the tea party meeting. I could see her looking at them all through the speech. Sort of like the days before teleprompters. The notes on her hand were for the Fox interview with Chris Wallace and may have been a consequence of her freezing in the Couric interview.

    It’s no big deal and the left looks foolish making such a big deal of it. Especially given Obama’s dependence on the TOTUS.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  26. Remember how Democrats made fun of Reagan with his 3 x 5 cards ?

    Mike K (2cf494)

  27. “This is not that funny, and even less so given Obama’s inability to speak without a teleprompter.”

    Or write without a ghostwriter, or do a Q&A with the house GOP, or like, teach.

    imdw (78ece3)

  28. Sarah Palin needs another appearance on SNL where she comes out with a baseball bat and smashes the hell out of a teleprompter.
    Followed by the Obama character reading his speech off his hand, his arm, his shirt, his tie, his leg, and then is stopped when he is about to open his pants.
    At which point the Chinese premiere walks on stage and asks “ARE YOU MAKING SEX WITH ME?!”

    Neo (7830e6)

  29. I heard it pointed out that Gibbs’ stunt was soon after the one talked about the need for a more civil tone in political discussion…

    Also, I believe Palin was later seen with “Hi mom” written on her palm, spoofing those making an issue of it. (Though I am not sure if that was real or a photo-shop).

    MD in Philly (d4668b)

  30. “Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters.” –Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

    AD - RtR/OS! (1ab06c)

  31. Comment by MD in Philly — 2/10/2010 @ 9:26 am

    It was real…she knows where the buttons that need to be pushed are hidden, she pushes them, and the Left goes bat$hit…It is the thing they do (Sorry, Tom…Couldn’t resist).

    AD - RtR/OS! (1ab06c)

  32. “Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters.” –Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

    Now you understand the joke. Next you’ll be ready to watch colbert weigh into the Rush/Retarded flap.

    [note: released from moderation. –Stashiu]

    imdw (bb8086)

  33. Or write without a ghostwriter, or do a Q&A with the house GOP, or like, teach.

    Any non-racist will agree Obama’s really bright. He like, taught! And he like did this really cool Q&A with those Republicans! Like, wow!

    Gerald A (a66d02)

  34. I was thinking “douche”

    Especially after the talk of “civility”

    Hawkins (1fc204)

  35. Glibb Gibbs is such a classless turd.

    He makes me puke every time I see him (and I try to avoid his lies at all times)

    They are so breathtakingly “smart” up there in Washington….doing so well with the economy (NOT), healthcare (NOT) and our security (definitely NOT).

    Laugh it up, Fuzzball. Laugh it up.

    These people have earned our hard HATE. And you got it, guys, you got it!

    Charlotte (dad663)

  36. This stunt almost certainly was authorized by Obama. And since the equivalent of a college sophomore is president, this is the sorry result.

    Official Internet Data Office (dc2fe1)

  37. I don’t really care if Palin uses notes during her speeches – it’s what she says that counts.

    Now, I don’t like what she says, but people making fun of her for using notes are opening up a can of worms that most of them wouldn’t want to open if they thought about it for a second.

    Leviticus (b987b0)

  38. See, there’s the key word: thought!
    They don’t, because as they are of the Left, they can only “feel”.

    AD - RtR/OS! (1ab06c)

  39. I don’t really care if Palin uses notes during her speeches – it’s what she says that counts.

    The reviews are still coming in about Palin’s Nashville speech:

    “It was the most electrifying speech I have heard from a leader of the GOP since Reagan.”
    –Andrew Sullivan

    Official Internet Data Office (dc2fe1)

  40. This is exactly where we don’t need to go. Yes, it was lame, but deride Gibbs for real things, not lame pranks like palm writing.

    And this was a “fake” thing”?

    Face it, he took “real” time out of a “real” briefing to mock a “real” private citizen. And all this after seeing his boss derided over his almost pathological dependence on a teleprompter.

    This is borderline insane on his part.

    TomB (67ef7f)

  41. I’m not sure if we should view Gibbs with contempt or pity . Remember who he is the press secretary for. How many gifted and honest people can you find to take his job?

    “…must be men of unexceptionable characters”–Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775
    Comment by AD – RtR/OS! — 2/10/2010 @ 9:27 am

    I think the Democrats officially labelled that funny and heretical during Clinton’s Presidency, when “private behavior didn’t matter”.

    MD in Philly (d4668b)

  42. FWIW, words like “Lame,” or “Retarded” can easily be twisted into excuses for manufactured outrage. Philistines like Blumenthal and Boehlert are lurking around looking for opportunities to take cheap shots.

    [note: released from moderation. –Stashiu]

    ropelight (5f2652)

  43. We shouldn’t judge people by the color of their ink-stained palms, but by the content of their character.

    AD - RtR/OS! (1ab06c)

  44. Comment by MD in Philly — 2/10/2010 @ 10:02 am

    And now they’re telling us that “public behavior” doesn’t matter either?

    AD - RtR/OS! (1ab06c)

  45. Guys, it’s ok to write on your hand like a child…if its satire.

    imdw (e66d8d)

  46. 36.I don’t really care if Palin uses notes during her speeches – it’s what she says that counts.

    Now, I don’t like what she says, but people making fun of her for using notes are opening up a can of worms that most of them wouldn’t want to open if they thought about it for a second.

    Comment by Leviticus — 2/10/2010 @ 9:53 am

    The same people who are burning Obama for using a teleprompter are defending Palin’s use of her palm to write down the pillars of her ideology. That sits well with you? Sounds like your patterico’s lefty sock puppet.

    Intelliology (00d844)

  47. That’s as close to a compliment as Sullivan will ever get, through his own warped perspective

    ian cormac (7b6e35)

  48. Now that we have Intelliology making sock puppet allegations about our good friend Leviticus, has Intelliology worn out its welcome?

    SPQR (26be8b)

  49. Tattoo “Palin 2012” on both your palms.

    Ted (1d558a)

  50. “The same people who are burning Obama for using a teleprompter are defending Palin’s use of her palm to write down the pillars of her ideology. That sits well with you? Sounds like your patterico’s lefty sock puppet.”

    – Intelliology

    I think it’s wrong to get on Obama’s case for using a teleprompter, too, but this is kind of a question of infinite regress: i.e. who got on whose case for doing this sort of thing first. And, more importantly, it’s (almost) purely partisan: liberals make fun of Palin’s use of notes and make excuses for Obama’s, and conservatives make fun of Obama’s and make excuses for Palin’s. So who’s “more” to blame? Nobody. It’s just a failure by one side of the other to be the proverbial “bigger man”.

    I think one of the problems conservatives have with Obama’s teleprompter use is that it goes hand-in-hand with his reputation (self-propagated or formed in the pundit-periphery) as an intellectual heavyweight. Palin’s schtick/appeal is that she’s an average Jane, so the cognitive dissonance isn’t nearly as high when she writes notes on her hand to keep her focused on making the points she wants to make.

    Leviticus (f0f166)

  51. WE know what happens when he goes off teleprompter, mr. malaprop himself, Biden, joked sbout it in his
    address to the Air Force Academy. Those lines about
    one man with a teleprompter and the hopey changey
    line, which she borrowed from Mark Steyn, really hit home

    ian cormac (7b6e35)

  52. Levi…

    Love the fact that you’re getting defended on here…shows the respect you get for your well defended positions…

    thanks for the plug for the Saints recently…

    Who Dat!!!

    reff (b996d9)

  53. Leviticus deserves our “defense” because of his good faith. But really, he does not need one because Intelliology’s dishonest and inappropriate attack upon him is just that if someone writes a reasonable comment he has to be a fraud – a sockpuppet of Patterico.

    I don’t make it a practice to call for banning but I think Intelliology has worn out its welcome.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  54. Even a Court Jester goes into exile every now and then – that, or beheading.
    YMMV!

    AD - RtR/OS! (1ab06c)

  55. defending Palin’s use of her palm

    I think one of the problems conservatives have with Obama’s teleprompter use is that it goes hand-in-hand with his reputation (self-propagated or formed in the pundit-periphery) as an intellectual heavyweight. Palin’s schtick/appeal is that she’s an average Jane, so the cognitive dissonance isn’t nearly as high when she writes notes on her hand to keep her focused on making the points she wants to make.

    No Obama uses the teleprompter when speaking in situations where he’s not making a speech, like press conferences. That has been what’s gotten the attention. Palin was making a speech. She could have used a telemprompter and nobody would have had reason to question it.

    I don’t get how having about 10 words jotted on your hand is equivalent to a teleprompter anyway – another obvious point. In other words, what is there to “defend”. You seem to be trying to take some middle way wherein you find something legitimate to intelliology’s nitwittery.

    Gerald A (a66d02)

  56. That sits well with you? Sounds like your patterico’s lefty sock puppet.

    ^said by known coward who runs away and hides when asked to defend his many prior asshattery statements regrading global warming.

    Eric and Bradley are still waiting for your dissertation, snookums.

    Dmac (799abd)

  57. Obama uses TOTUS to speak clearly and to avoid athlete’s tongue. When he leaves TOTUS, he yammers and loses his (2-car) train of thought and talks about 60 states, his inability to speak Austrian, giving asthmatics breathalizers, etc. Of course, using TOTUS lets him talk about corpsemen. He’s not a good orator; just a good script-reader, so long as there aren’t any hard words.

    Palin jotted down a short list of words as theme cues and that’s it. The comparison between the two doesn’t reach. The out-of-touch left (note the qualifier) are mocking her for writing on her hand and not for having a couple notes, from what I see. It’s just a continuation of this:

    The first question that comes to mind is how many empties of moonshine does one have to return to accumulate $1,100?
    I wasn’t even aware they had recycling projects in the banjo-pickin’, cousin-marryin’, less learnin’-more earnin’ areas of the country from which Mrs. Palin supporters hail.
    While I suppose we should all take comfort the $1,100 spent on the conference admission will reduce attendees’ ammo budget for the next few months, liberals are not the only ones who should be terrified by the idea of President Palin. All bipeds without feathers should be terrified of the notion of that arrogant know-nothing with access to the nuclear codes.
    Nothing would ensure the reelection of President Obama than running against Mrs. Palin as the GOP candidate which is why it will never happen. But we can dream…

    John Hitchcock (b67c24)

  58. The centrifuge techs in Iran are certainly chuckling over the White House’s attention to this supremely important matter.

    navyvet (e4db05)


  59. “… defending Palin’s use of her palm to write down the pillars of her ideology.”

    This is the only issue with the writing on the hand. She should know what she believes, without having to resort to scribblings on her hand. The notes on her hand did not refer to esoteric policy issues or complex formulas. They were words like “energy.” Isn’t energy supposed to be her field of expertise?

    The incident feeds into the meme about her that began right around the time she couldn’t say what she reads. I know she’s not empty-headed, but gaffes like this feed that image.

    As for Gibbs, yes the prank was funny, but I’m not in the laughing mood considering that the White House has delivered on exactly zero of its agenda. Winners get to be smug, if anyone gets to be. But they haven’t done much winning.

    Making fun of Sarah Palin is the new comfort food for disappointed liberals. So I’d buckle in for more.

    Myron (6a93dd)

  60. From my #1 comment, I retract the part about can’t wait for SNL… the following comments on this blog more than extend any humor I could hope for.

    Corwin (ea9428)

  61. “This is the only issue with the writing on the hand. She should know what she believes, without having to resort to scribblings on her hand. ”

    Granted. This is so true.

    Of course, anyone who has given a public speech or an interview has had a moment where their brain freezes. It’s just part of not being a robot. Palin isn’t a robot and had a handy reference to glance at when she needed a crutch.

    Sure, a sign of weakness, but typical. And leaves more than ample room to gloat that you don’t need a teleprompter 24/7.

    And that’s the worst case scenario. she could have been playing some kind of trick forcing the media to report her policy aims.

    Oh well, Palin indeed bleeds a bit on this mistake, imo. Obama looks like more of an idiot though.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  62. Sarah gives an entire 40 minute speech by referring to a few bullet points written on her hand.

    Ostumbler’s TOTUS breaks down, and we hear 40 minutes of uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh……

    And the libturds wanta talk about how dumb Sarah is?

    peedoffamerican (44a207)

  63. “Sarah gives an entire 40 minute speech by referring to a few bullet points written on her hand. ”

    No that was during the Question and answer.

    imdw (143bb3)

  64. This is the only issue with the writing on the hand

    So please explain why Obama needs TOTUS at almost every freaking event in which he’s supposed to speak – to anyone, and not just the press.

    Dmac (799abd)

  65. “Sarah gives an entire 40 minute speech by referring to a few bullet points written on her hand. ”

    No that was during the Question and answer.

    What did the 6 words on her hand do for her during a Q and A?

    Gerald A (a66d02)

  66. Comment by Dmac — 2/10/2010 @ 11:57 am

    Actually they shouldn’t be waiting. I have defended my positions, ‘snookums’.

    Also, what you label as ‘running away’ is actually my ability to remove myself from this site for a period of an hour or two, something that obviously you not only cannot do yourself but something you do not find virtuous. So, I wouldn’t expect you to understand that I have other affairs to attend to in my life.

    Intelliology (00d844)

  67. Actually, the writing on the hand was probably for the speech. It was an outline of her speech themes.

    She glanced at it during the interview, but it didn’t relate to her answer at the time.

    That she crossed out a section indicates some kind of time management, too.

    Libs love to pretend they know what’s in Palin’s mind, but for all we know, this was a shtick to ensure people who didn’t watch the TEA convention knew that she covered things like energy policy.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  68. I wouldn’t expect you to understand that I have other affairs to attend to in my life.

    I wouldn’t call studying for your next spelling test an “affair”.

    John Hitchcock (b67c24)

  69. John, introlliology’s affair is a date with Old Lady Thumb and her Four daughters.

    peedoffamerican (44a207)

  70. Comment 66 analysis complete.

    Argument / contribution to discussion: 0%

    Insecure self congratulation / compensation for intelligence level: 100%

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  71. ^-hijacking the thread!

    Topic: Palin can’t remember stuff unless its written on her hand. Go!

    Intelliology (00d844)

  72. “What did the 6 words on her hand do for her during a Q and A?”

    That’s when she looked down at them. Watch the vid and judge for yourself what help it was.

    imdw (c5488f)

  73. Palin can’t remember stuff unless its written on her hand

    There are also people who couldn’t remember stuff even when it is written on their hand. The late Senator Ted Kennedy was one of these, and that’s why he paid someone to take a Spanish exam for him, while at Harvard.

    Official Internet Data Office (dc2fe1)

  74. What did the 6 words on her hand do for her during a Q and A?

    Nothing much at all, obviously. It was a trap. Just jot down a few words, and then sit back and watch all the moonbats’ heads explode.

    Official Internet Data Office (dc2fe1)

  75. 71, I already made my views known. I don’t need to say it twice. You have nothing to say except that you are super special and awesome IRL. I guarantee you would be embarrassed to be associated with your ‘work’ here.

    You say Palin can’t remember stuff without reminders. I agree that this is plausible. She needed something for if her brain froze up. I am not bothered by that. This is the worst case scenario, since she also could have been playing for media coverage. That I find annoying, but you defended Palin from that charge.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  76. “How this man is the spokesperson for the POTUS continues to baffle me.”

    Remember… we have the precedent of Scott McClelland to measure Gibbs against.

    GeneralMalaise (235aba)

  77. Gibbs is a founding father compared to Scott McClelland.

    That W sure knew how to hire a few jackasses.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  78. Memo to Sarah Palin
    Subject: High Stakes Presidential Poker

    Never show your hand.

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  79. “Just jot down a few words, and then sit back and watch all the moonbats’ heads explode.”

    For those who thought “Scanners” was a comedy….

    imdw (f7b257)

  80. It’s amusing to see the bunched panties and fright of the liberal media and liberal Democrats that can be traced back to this one woman, who does not fit the stereotype of what they believe a female politician should be.

    More power to her.

    GeneralMalaise (235aba)

  81. “That W sure knew how to hire a few jackasses.”

    GWB was an absolute piker in that respect compared to Obama. Talk about the inept advising the inexperienced.

    GeneralMalaise (235aba)

  82. Comment by GeneralMalaise — 2/10/2010 @ 2:00 pm

    Fright is a good word for it. Who knows what kind of crap would hit the fan when you put a know-nothing such as her in the oval office.

    Intelliology (00d844)

  83. Compared to Obama?

    Well, yeah. Bush didn’t hire any Mao or Hitler enthusiasts. Let’s be realistic though. Among the sane presidencies, his assembled a few people that embarrassed him.

    Michael Brown might compare well against Van Jones and Harriet Miers might compare well against Sotomayor, but they still don’t get much respect from me.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  84. Also, what you label as ‘running away’ is actually my ability to remove myself from this site for a period of an hour or two,

    Or in your case almost an entire week,since you couldn’t even answer a few direct questions regarding your widespread claims about AGW. So here’s your big chance, pootie – pie. Let’s see it – all of it.

    Dmac (799abd)

  85. Topic: Palin can’t remember stuff unless its written on her hand. Go!

    Topic: bitsy pookums goes through his supply of Jergen’s like a monkey on bananas.

    Dmac (799abd)

  86. Intelliology, the serial fabricator, calling someone else a “know-nothing” is just irony overload.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  87. “Who knows what kind of crap would hit the fan when you put a know-nothing such as her in the oval office.”

    Well, we’re one year into a grand four year “Big Zero” experiment to explore that angle. “Elections have consequences” and we are fast learning the true meaning of that catchy phrase.

    GeneralMalaise (235aba)

  88. But he does give good teleprompter.

    GeneralMalaise (235aba)

  89. Somehow “intellectual heavyweight” isn’t how I would describe President Obama … “intellectually dense” springs more to mind … he’s more the ‘depleted uranium’ of the fissile materials …

    Is it time yet to name the conterpart of the VRWC – the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy ?

    I favour the Vast Leftwing Incestuous Echochamber – the VLIE

    Or how about the Unbelievable Leftwing Incestuous Echochamber – the ULIE

    Alasdair (e7cb73)

  90. How about Strategically Malevolent Enablers of Government’s Malicious Abuse, or SMEGMA, for short.

    GeneralMalaise (235aba)

  91. Lovey, what part of you’re banned do you not understand?

    John Hitchcock (b67c24)

  92. Heh, looks like someone’s deleting Lovey’s comments so, I’ll just go back to ignoring it.

    John Hitchcock (b67c24)

  93. They were being placed in moderation until I found out whether she was banned or just on a time-out. I just found out lovie is banned for sure, so they will be deleted from the moderation filter and lovie will be fully-banned per Patterico.

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  94. Wait, does this mean that idiotology was in fact Lovie?

    Dmac (799abd)

  95. Lovey was posting and the comments were disappearing.

    John Hitchcock (b67c24)

  96. Thing is, if it’s an ip-ban, my wwan floats. (You know, connect your laptop to the internet even when you’re in an underwater desert at the south pole type thing.) Easy enough to get around.

    John Hitchcock (b67c24)

  97. Wait, does this mean that idiotology was in fact Lovie?
    Comment by Dmac — 2/10/2010 @ 4:15 pm

    No, lovie has never sockpuppeted as far as I know. I put NE Elizabeth in moderation for sockpuppeting that pretended to be a separate individual. Taking a parody-name like people do at Ace’s has been okay’d, but pretending to argue as someone completely different is against the rules here. She is not happy with me and thinks it is personal. As usual, she equates her opinion as fact, getting it very wrong. She doesn’t want to take it up with Patterico or DRJ, so if she’s waiting to address it with me you may never see her again. Up to her completely, I’ll go with whatever Patterico or DRJ tells me.

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  98. @96 John H: True, but the IP address is also associated with a MAC address, which is unique to your computer (well actually the network card or mother board if integrated). Even if the IP changed, the MAC address would not, unless a different computer was being used (there are ways around that).

    Pons Asinorum (f6829b)

  99. If one were to put Dana Perino or Tony Snow in place of Robert Gibbs and they did the same thing to a Palin figure who was a Democrat, the outcry would be….absolutely nothing.

    That’s because Dana Perino and Tony Snow would never have exhibited such a lack of class, unprofessionalism and complete disregard for the esteemed office of the President – whom the Press Secretary represents.

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  100. Thank you, Stashiu3. Dishonesty is not a value and that is a wise rule.

    Good catch!

    Pons Asinorum (f6829b)

  101. Late to the party as usual.

    Who got banned and why?

    Dr. K (adb7ba)

  102. Who got banned and why?
    Comment by Dr. K — 2/10/2010 @ 4:49 pm

    lovie was banned by Patterico.

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  103. OK, but who was lovie?

    Sorry for being so dense.

    Dr. K (adb7ba)

  104. Lovie/Chimperor

    JD (ddbd2f)

  105. Ah, must have been on the other thread.

    I have a very bad habit of only following threads that hold my admittedly short attention span.

    Dr. K (adb7ba)

  106. “…the inept advising the inexperienced.”
    Comment by GeneralMalaise — 2/10/2010 @ 2:03 pm

    now why would you want to interject John Brennan here?

    AD - RtR/OS! (1ab06c)

  107. Biden doesn’t use notes… they are hard to read when you are talking out your a##…. unless you’ve got eyes in the back of your head.

    SteveG (909b57)

  108. Talk to the Hand

    Neo (7830e6)

  109. “now why would you want to interject John Brennan here?”

    I got nuthin’…

    GeneralMalaise (235aba)

  110. I was thinking the same thing, #99. Can you imagine Tony Snow or Ari Fleischer doing this? About a year ago when Rick Santelli, the financial news reporter on CNBC, did his rant about the mortgage bailouts and called for a new tea party, Gibson mocked him and said he didn’t think that Santelli was even a real trader. Santelli does his reports each day live from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and before he went into journalism he very much was a floor trader in the financial futures or options markets — a position that requires guts, savvy, the ability to keep about a zillion numbers in your head at any one time, and, most of all, the ability to think on your feet continuously for 5 hrs a day. All qualities that Mr. Gibbs possesses in spades. Not.

    sam (5ef311)

  111. Did anybody check to see if Palin had a nose-ring or any belly-button jewelry ? If you look carefully, I bet they can see the TEC-9 that she has hidden under her skirt. And I bet if the Left looked backstage they might have noticed the M1A1 tank, the A-10 warthog and the Nimitz-class supercarrier she named after “Trig.”

    Neo (7830e6)


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