OK - coffee break's over - back on your heads!
Iso suits on, people - when I crank open that airlock door, all kinds of Freeperati insanity backlog is gonna spill out. Elspeth is standing by with hoses, just in case.
First up - Drunk or stoopid?? You make the call!
Rick Perry's 'truly bizarre' speech: Was he drunk?
TheWeek.com ^ | October 31, 2011 | TheWeek
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 4:56:27 AM by iowamark
Texas Gov. Rick Perry raised some eyebrows — and questions about his sobriety — with an unusually expressive speech to a conservative group in Manchester, N.H., on Friday. In the speech, Perry ditched his typically reserved style and instead employed "the sort of tics, facial contortions, mimes, and muggings that one would expect from a comic performer," says Thomas Lane at Talking Points Memo. The media scuttlebutt is largely based on an anonymously posted YouTube compilation of "highlights" from the speech (watch the clip below), but even some in attendance were perplexed. "It was different," Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas said. Another GOP operative said it reminded him of Democrat Howard Dean's race-ending "scream" in 2004. Perry's campaign's response? The speech simply proves that Perry is "passionate about the issues he talks about."
The reaction: Perry's performance was "truly bizarre," says Libby Spencer at The Impolitic. "He comes off as pretty well drunk. Or drugged." Yes, and though it's not a crime to be "pretty publicly lit," it's almost certainly bad politics for a presidential hopeful, says Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Beast. Well, I doubt he's drunk, says Josh Feldman at Mediaite. But his exuberance is "fun to watch." I bet "Alec Baldwin will appreciate the material for his next Perry impersonation. Look, "we're not saying that he's definitely drunk," says Max Read at Gawker, "we're just saying, watch the whole thing" and judge for yourself. Have a look:
To: iowamarkPerry is a drunk, happens to a lot of boys living with alpha females. Poor thing.
That is the Obama media being cited there, the all lib&homo media there, so f’m.
To: iowamarkThe audience provided the uncomfortable, sympathetic laugh track. It was only missing circus music.
After watching that, you could only hope he was drunk. If that's how he expresses "passion" for issues, as his campaign would have you believe, imagine the potential SOTU addresses.
BTW, it's probably not a good idea to invoke The Alamo and "victory or death" in a campaign. How'd that work out for those at The Alamo?..To: iowamark
He definitely looks drunk. His behavior and speech has been radically modified.8 posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 5:14:36 AM by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")..
If you had a speck of decency, you’d be ashamed of your reprehensible comments on Perry threads. Since you don’t and aren’t, we’re left to conclude that your unconscionable vitriol is not simply the result of heated political rhetoric during primary season but is rather part of your character.11 posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 5:26:29 AM by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)..To: iowamark
No, he’s not drunk, he’s clowning around, maybe trying a little too hard to be amusing. No, this non-story will not hurt him in any way. Yes, you Perry haters and Cainiacs are way off base and trying to make something out of nothing and doing your candidate no favors.
To: edpcIn the end it led to the defeat of mexico and the creation of the Republic of Texas... the guys in the Alamo lost the battle... but caused the following VICTORY in the war with mexico... I only wished we had exterminated mexico after defeating them.
To: indylindyI didn’t think he was drunk either....but then I thought if he would have been drunk, he at least might have an excuse. LOL
I don't believe he was drunk either. But if this is how he conducts himself when he is supposedly relaxed then heaven help us all should he ever be confronted with real life problems as a President, like a nuclear crazed despot from say, Pakistan and Iran talking about nuking Israel or even the US! His line then might be something like 'can't we all just get along' (and giggling all the while saying it).46 posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 8:39:58 AM by Ron H. (Conservatives have the Tea Party. The Liberals have the Pee Party.)..
Erection Day fail!
Election day 2011 LIVE THREAD
Free Republic | 11-8-11 | Me, myself, and I
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 5:26:40 PM by RKBA Democrat
It's election day in NJ, MS, LA, the Northern Marianas Islands and....
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Senate is currently controlled by the democrats by two seats. It'll be an interesting night.
..To: buccaneer81"It’s not looking good statewide. My city will be a solid YES, but that’s a result of affluent, educated residents."
Same info here. I'm in Cuyahoga County, and IF the City of Cleveland gets any kind of turnout, plus the Union fools who have no jobs (the Unions priced themselves out of the auto plant business here), but they still are PRO-UNION, even though they are un-employed, PLUS, every Teacher, Fireman, Policeman, and City, County, and State worker will vote NO....
The ONLY hope for passage of Issue 2 is that TAXPAYERS turn out heavily to the Polls.
What makes you think that teachers, firemen, policemen, and city, county, and state workers aren't taxpayers?
Did I miss a memo?
I just got back from voting at 4:00 and I was #360 at my polling place. Didn’t seem any crowded than usual. Did see one union smoker using the ash tube thingy outside the polling place door and I told him to get back from the entrance.
Come on, all of you Buckeye, Freepers!!!!
Get out their and vote down these organized Mobs!
Sounds like you're trying to organize a mob.
The nation is counting on you to set the stage!
Staying home is NOT an option!!!!13 posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 3:49:05 PM by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)..To: All
2 hours to poll closing.
Pray for our State.
On your knee’s
if you feel inclined.
Gracious Lord, please be with all of the Ohio voters today as they head to the polls. Keep them safe to and fro. Lord, we ask you that you give them your magnificent wisdom and disernment , to see through the lies of the enemy. And we ask that you give Ohio a massive victory today.
just heard on a local columbus am station that issue 1 and 2 are not doing well but it’s still really very early yet.
Fingers and toes and the puppy ( and kitteh ) paws are crossed.
I honestly dont think that supporters of SB5 did enough ( cant compete with thug money ) to get their message out.
But all in all, I’m greatful for Sarah Palin’s FB announcement on it
We'll get to the results of that endorsement in the next thread: Sarah Palin - Kingmaker!
as well as Rush and Mark Levin talking about it.
57 posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 7:18:25 PM by simplesimon (Never kick a cow turd on a hot day ~ Hank Williams Jr on the Glenn Beck radio show 10-12-2011)..To: simplesimonI honestly dont think that supporters of SB5 did enough
That, and Kasich's foot in mouth disease definitely worked against us. And frankly, nobody on the YES side put yard signs up because we knew what would happen.
Yep it is a cake walk for the left tonight! Even Norfolk so far is going left........how stupid is that68 posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 7:33:43 PM by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)..To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!A lot of GOP counties not in yet!Correct?
Correct, but the tallies are the reverse of what they should be in the counties that are in; the trend here is easy to see. Issue 2 will fail, and SB5 will be repealed...
My husband just got up and walked away from the computer saying “I’ve seen enough.”
To: RKBA Democrat
The VA GOP has one major problem ... age! I quit the county committee some years ago because as I looked around, the ‘young guys’ when I first joined all had gray hair .. no new young blood. And you just can’t do well in elections without young, new blood. They’re the ones who will walk door to door, do the lit drops, work the polls, etc. The old folks who’ve been doing it forever seem to like the committee meetings to get together with (literally) old friends. Nice, but that doesn’t win elections.
Something has to stir up the youth vote, but to most of the 20-somethings I know and see around here, “gay rights” is the civil rights of their generation, so they’re not about to vote for the GOP.
True. I tried to be friendly with the old folks at a Cantor booth who were complaining about no young people, and they froze me out when I wanted to talk about a few issues ... They’re in it for the chumminess, I think. They especially didn’t want to talk about the Tea Party...
To: RKBA Democrat
Russell Pearce is losing in Arizona.
Support Ohio’s Issue 2 and Kentucky’s Todd P’Pool Next Tuesdayby Sarah Palin on Friday, 04 November 2011 at 13:03
Next Tuesday, November 8, there are elections in several states. Here are two great ways you can get involved.
OHIO’S ISSUE 2
As a proud former union member and the wife, daughter, and sister of union members, I’m encouraging you to learn the facts about Issue 2 in Ohio. To the hard working, patriotic, selfless union brothers and sisters in Ohio and throughout our country: I believe that Issue 2 is needed reform. It will help restore fairness to Ohio taxpayers and help balance the budget.
As a former card-carrying IBEW sister married to a proud former Laborers, IBEW, and later USW member, I’m encouraging Ohioans to vote YES on Issue 2. Get the facts at www.BetterOhio.org.
KENTUCKY’S TODD P’POOL FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL
Todd P’Pool is a new conservative leader for Kentucky. Todd is a dedicated public servant in Hopkins County and a community leader focused on building a better future for Kentucky. We can count on Todd P’Pool as Attorney General to stand up and defend our Constitution, to take on the entrenched special interests, fight against Obamacare, and stop Obama’s EPA from destroying jobs.
Please join me in supporting Todd P’Pool for Attorney General. Learn more about Todd at www.toddppool.com.
- Sarah Palin
Austin Stangle We'd like to support YOU......
But you're a quitter.
Jenny Sanderson McKeigue Definitely voting yes on Issues 2 and 3. We voted for CHANGE last year when electing Kasich. We voted for solutions not the union-friendly Strickland. It's only been a year since the historic 2010 elections and the momentum of putting this great state on a better course will continue....with the passing of Issues 2 and 3.
So - how did that work out for ya? No shit? Sucks to be you.
Paul Huelsman @Jodie Brown thanks ive been watching out for sarah for awile as you will notice. I see this guy is gone. He might be lingering around. Liberals usually are they are taking names black listing us all to be harassed.
Yeah - cause it's so sooper-sekrit double-naught spy of you to post this with a hot link to your Facebook profile, Paul Huelsman .
I'll get Soros right on it, you paranoid Palinista.
Public schools inforce a class warefare system i fell victim to it in my youth by answering questionare then refused a education because i was a hate mongering christian conservative. I was selected to fail as hard as i tried in until someone blew a wistle on liberal counselors intentionally ruining a childs education by if you take a count of children in basic courses or held back everyone is either christian or conservative or republican. Do the count they are still selecting children to fail purposely!
Needs moar home-schooling.
Justin Meadows Nope. Issue 2 is going down. You lose.
(But yes...please run!)
D.j. Albanese Seems like it has gone down in FLAMES! Bad loss.
Quang Do To the people who voted No on Ohio's Issue 2,
You just SOLD OUT your state's and children's FUTURE to the
You are now officially part of 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters.
Does that mean that I get to look around furtively for cameras, and then hit him in the gut with a nightstick?
Marlin Rice Issue 2 was sold out to the unions. A dark day for Ohio
Really? How much did they get for it?
Abdul Rahimov pls keep fighting for us, Governor!
Oh, by all means.
Are you sure I can't talk you into running, Saralicious?
OK - time for one more - "If my lane hadn't stopped, I'd have had them!"
Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2011 10:41:10 PM by Kevin in California
So I'm driving home from work today (thank god I still have my job) and get behind a small red Honda with a "2012" sticker on the back window with the zero in the 2012 indicating the Obama logo. Trust me, I tried my hardest to get beside this vehicle and actullay did but very briefly as I had to watch the traffic and the stop and go's that come along with it. What I saw in that brief moment were 2 young morons sharing a box of cookies. It was then that I had to stop and their lane continued on ahead of me. I then glanced at their licence plate frame and noticed it said "UC Santa Cruz!" That pretty solidified the fact these were 2 Obama drones.Sadly, all I wanted to do was help them by telling them some idiot had put an Obama sicker on their back window. LOL
To: VickiI do see a fair amount of the old Obama stickers on cars. I can't believed they haven't either removed them or covered them up.I have one on my truck from 2008 but it says NOBAMA...I get dirty looks from mostly blacks, Mexicans and other obvious low-lifes.18 posted on Thursday, September 29, 2011 11:06:00 PM by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)..
To: Darkwolf377Wow, things must be slow at DU for you to come over here to spread your racist crap.LOL! yea there's nothing more racist than noticing someones skin color and attitude and then acknowledging that you do.
Enjoy your little narrow minded PC bubble.45 posted on Friday, September 30, 2011 9:49:40 AM by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation).
To: lewislynnLOL! yea there's nothing more racist than noticing someones skin color and attitude and then acknowledging that you do. Enjoy your little narrow minded PC bubble.
The ultimate racist coward move--you're not racist, you're fighting the forces of PC--and the folks who aren't racists, WE'RE the narrow-minded ones.
Knocking an entire ethnic group because one looked at you funny on the road--whaaaaaaa! You poor thing! LOL!..
To: lewislynnYou let dimwits like the ones you despise at DU shape your way of thinking and you’re too stupid to know it.
I see you've decided to change tactics--you don't even bother to deny you're a racist, you just try to justify it, and then project. Sorry, we're too smart for you--you're obviously someone who's trying to make FR look racist, when a true conservative judges individuals, not groups.
Pull the other one.
The DU way is judging groups--which is precisely what you do. FAIL! :)..To: Darkwolf377--you're obviously someone who's trying to make FR look racist,Then get me banned smart ass.55 posted on Saturday, October 01, 2011 2:30:41 AM by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)..To: lewislynnThen get me banned smart ass.
Once again you've revealed I was right in thinking you are a DUmmie--conservatives don't ban people for speaking out.