August 31, 2012

Clint Eastwood Killed, And The Media's Not Going To Be Able To Present a Counter-Narrative
— Ace

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The LAT uses headline bias to declare "Ann Romney, others distancing themselves from Clint Eastwood's ramble."

The actual Ann Romney quotes:

Asked on ABC’s “Good Morning America” about Eastwood’s rambling, unscripted speech, the wife of the Republican presidential nominee allowed that she was “grateful for his support,” but quickly heaped much more effusive praise on Olympic athletes and fellow Mormons "that knew Mitt so well" who also spoke on behalf of her husband Thursday night. Those testimonials did not reach the vast majority of viewers because they were delivered before 10 p.m EDT, when the networks opened their live coverage.

On CBS on Friday morning, Romney again quickly segued away from Eastwood’s performance. “You can never take away from the fact that this country is in trouble,” she said, “and people are looking for real leadership and that I know that Mitt is the man for this moment.”

There's an old maxim that you don't pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel, and it's quite clear that on this point Baby Wants A Bottle. The media are just determined to claim Clint Eastwood is awful, and should probably be committed for his own safety and the safety of others, and there is simply no point in arguing with Baby Who Wants A Bottle. Baby Wants A Bottle, Baby Will Keep Crying Until Baby Has A Bottle.

She's raised five babies. She knows.

This isn't distancing. It's refusing to get into an argument with a lunatic.

There are several problems with the media's attempt to spin this. For one, the video is viral and everyone can spend 10 minutes watching it to make up their own minds.

Does he ramble? He sure does. But what is the problem with that? No, it's not a political speech where every line is thought out and scrubbed and edited to an inch of its life, all for the purpose of delivering a precise message in a precise way. It's Clint Eastwood offering his general, barely rehearsed political thoughts.

And so it rambles. And, when it's not rambling, it kills. In fact, some rambles are hilarious, like when he suddenly remembers he wants to talk about attorneys and then gets wound up about that.

We're dealing with the East German judges here. Clint Eastwood did a great routine with a few technical errors here and there, and the East German judges are offering a score of 1.4 out of 10.

And their hope is that if they just keep flashing that score over and over, they can influence the other judges.

I've watched this like seven times now and I like it better every time. True, the first time around, I was worried that he wasn't going to come to his points. He was sometimes stammering and slow to get to his next killer line. But in each case, he did get 'round to that killer line -- in 2 seconds, rather than the professionally-preferred 0.8 seconds.

The liberals -- who are, they will be the first to tell you, all extremely funny and brilliant -- are all telling the same joke, that Clint Eastwood really thought he was talking to an Invisible Obama.

????

That's funny? That's funny, but "Joe Biden, Intellect of the Democratic Party, just a grin with a body behind it" isn't funny?

The Great Grazing Herd of Independent Minds as usual is all saying the exact same thing about this, and hoping that if they just keep saying it, over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again, they'll shape public opinion.

The bit was solid. I wonder if these sissies have ever actually seen a Clint Eastwood movie before. This is his style -- sly, laconic, deadpan, wry. He's a famously dry actor, and a famously small actor, in terms of theatrics. There's an old joke which I just made up that the difference between Eastwood Raging and Eastwood Happy is what side of his mouth he moves his cheroot to.

So, this is Clint Eastwood. The same guy who's been delivering killer lines with the slightest arch of the eyebrow for 50 years. Except he's now that plus 50 years.

He killed. Deduct him a few points for rambling, if you will, but ignore the East German judges.

One funny thing: The media wants to sell this as a "fiasco" so they keep running clips of it. The clips they're running are... unfortunately for their thesis, his killer stuff.

Personally I'd edit this up and run it in ads. (Unless he's specifically forbidden that, which he probably has, so forget it.)

"Lawn" thanks to AliceH.

But Aren't We Spending Time "Defending" A Humorous Newhart-Bit? So says a commenter, embittered redleg.

I respond:

This is true, sort of? But keep in mind: In no conceivable world would the media NOT be attacking the Republicans today.

I'm not going to link it, but Politico found the SON of the old couple whose tearjerking story about romney's generosity made everyone cry. The big story was that he doesn't support Romney, and thinks he's greedy. And notes "I'm a union worker."

This son was not the son in the story, and in fact was just a child when Romney was helping his brother write his will.

But Politico had to offer push-back.

So when you say "The republicans have to defend Clint's speech" -- if Clint hadn't spoken, we'd be defending something else.

Posted by: Ace at 12:50 PM | Comments (495)
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1 Yeah

Posted by: Flounder at August 31, 2012 12:52 PM (Kkt/i)

2 Lawn. Off. Now!

Posted by: t-bird at August 31, 2012 12:53 PM (FcR7P)

3 I'm actually gonna pay and go to see th enext Clint Eastwood movie and I have not gone to a movie in over 10 years

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2012 12:54 PM (j1gX1)

4 Hate to rub it in again, Barry, but my crazy old actor was only 69. Way to go, champ!

Posted by: Jimmah! at August 31, 2012 12:54 PM (FcR7P)

5 Yeah awesome points in twitterville by you....Bark is grabbing at the tarbaby...cannot let go

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 12:54 PM (LRFds)

6 I liked the part where he tried to choke the chair then took a nap.

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 31, 2012 12:55 PM (fLk7W)

7 It's full of words!

Posted by: garrett at August 31, 2012 12:55 PM (7eD7C)

8 I posted this on the last thread.....


Clint has a new movie coming out, 'Trouble with the curve'.....

IMBD:  An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.

Posted by: Tami at August 31, 2012 12:55 PM (X6akg)

9 Best tweet, from Walter Russell Mead ‏ "A pointless spin war, but for GOP, better if press attacks Clint not Mitt. Bull charges cape, not matador."

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2012 12:55 PM (5H6zj)

10 His speech is getting all the buzz. The Stories about the speech are the most read. This should be Mitt Romney's day in the sun and he's an afterthought. That's why it was, at best, counterproductive.

Posted by: embittered redleg at August 31, 2012 12:55 PM (NvjU1)

11 Mr. Eastwood is a director.  He'd probably edit it himself.

Posted by: huerfano at August 31, 2012 12:55 PM (bAGA/)

12

there is simply no point in arguing with Baby Who Wants A Bottle. Baby Wants A Bottle, Baby Will Keep Crying Until Baby Has A Bottle.

 

>>>> I'll simply note that dead babies don't want bottles and leave it at that.

Posted by: Trump at August 31, 2012 12:55 PM (F8Lnm)

13 OK Morons, help me out. I don't do Twitter or FakeBook, but I have chairs and a camera. I'll be posting pictures of chairs on Photobucket. Please steal my chairs.

Posted by: fluffy at August 31, 2012 12:55 PM (O6q63)

14

Well, this was better version of the lawn thing but I thought of and executed it first- I'm molasses2k.  And thanks to Heather Radish I found out how to make it all happen.  Another AoS contribution to American history and culture.

*Hi Tami*

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 12:56 PM (hCGXZ)

15 I get it now, that was hilarious! Clint Eastwood thought he was talking to the President! -oops, no, I'm cool. (thank you, Depends)

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 31, 2012 12:56 PM (FcR7P)

16 There's not a monster under my bed There's not a monster under my bed There's not a monster under my bed There's not a monster under my bed There's not a monster under my bed There's not a monster under my bed

Posted by: Preznit M.T. Chair at August 31, 2012 12:58 PM (jucos)

17 I wonder if they saved that actual chair as the one.  Hell, if he would sign it, it would bring $10,000 at charity auction, $25,000 if Romney wins.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 31, 2012 12:58 PM (94R7S)

18 Bless their little hating hearts.

Posted by: Sarah Palin at August 31, 2012 12:58 PM (v1uZf)

19 >>>His speech is getting all the buzz. The Stories about the speech are the most read. This should be Mitt Romney's day in the sun and he's an afterthought. This is true, sort of? But keep in mind: In no conceivable world would the media NOT be attacking the Republicans today. I'm not going to link it, but Politico found the SON of the old couple whose tearjerking story about romney's generosity made everyone cry. The big story was that he doesn't support Romney, and thinks he's greedy. And notes "I'm a union worker." This son was not the son in the story, and in fact was just a child when Romney was helping his brother write his will. But Politico had to offer push-back. So when you say "The republicans have to defend Clint's speech" -- if Clint hadn't spoken, we'd be defending something else.

Posted by: ace at August 31, 2012 12:59 PM (fxHyG)

20 geez, at first glance I thought you mean that "Clint Eastwood Was Killed"... DON'T DO DAT TO ME. 
And if Michael Moore floated ashore in Puget Sound, even the bears wouldn't eat him.

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2012 12:59 PM (bJm7W)

21 That's why it was, at best, counterproductive. Are you kidding?! They will spend their whole convention attacking a chair.

Posted by: t-bird at August 31, 2012 12:59 PM (FcR7P)

22 Can I get some rice pudding to go?

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 31, 2012 12:59 PM (F8Lnm)

23 Yep, I loved it the first time. Luckily the needledick fucktards on the Left don't realize Clint ass-raped them.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2012 12:59 PM (ZPrif)

24 The Leftist Doonesbury cartoon has been using invisible presidents for years.

Posted by: Firing The Black Man In November at August 31, 2012 12:59 PM (+AsHQ)

25 drudge is reporting that Biden kissed a woman full on the mouth at a campaign stop.

Posted by: Ktgreat at August 31, 2012 01:00 PM (iS7G9)

26 The Romney campaign should auction off that chair

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 01:00 PM (hCGXZ)

27 As someone said on an earlier thread

A mean-spirited empty chair.... could there be a better metaphor?

Posted by: Bill from Chappaqua at August 31, 2012 01:00 PM (8BaAK)

28 All the bitching about it and Obama actually being foolish enough to respond to it with a twitter pic just shows that it actually got under their skin.  Well done Clint.

Posted by: Adam at August 31, 2012 01:00 PM (/YJYi)

29 6:25 - "You're crazy.  You're absolutely crazy!"


I laugh just reading the lines, though the delivery added so much more to it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 31, 2012 01:00 PM (X3lox)

30 I'd make Eastwood an honorary Aussie.  Bloody hilarious. Genius. One of the best political speeches that's not a political speech I've seen.

Posted by: Aussie at August 31, 2012 01:00 PM (CVgmE)

31

If they raffled that chair they'd pass a million dollars guaranteed

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 01:01 PM (hCGXZ)

32

They're closing City of Heroes down... and the petition to sign to keep it open is on change.org.

Fuck them.

Posted by: Truman North at August 31, 2012 01:01 PM (I2LwF)

33 Clint has a new movie coming out, 'Trouble with the curve'..... IMBD: An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip. Posted by: Tami at August 31, 2012 05:55 PM (X6akg) A movie right up my ally also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2012 01:01 PM (j1gX1)

34 Why do these people hate seniors so much???

Posted by: Dave S. at August 31, 2012 01:01 PM (PNi9V)

35 10 er, The thing is Mitt being the non story lets Mitt work and move under the radar. If it was just work I'd put ten grand on intrade. This'll pass and Mitt'll have 2 days of arrows not hit him.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 01:01 PM (LRFds)

36 Clint was doing a Roast.

No mystery there. No, not typical political fodder and no, no-one is used to seeing Barky roasted, let alone made fun of.

That's why Clint did it that way. One citizen, albeit mega-famous, saying the kinds of things we might say.

Posted by: Uterus Cannon at August 31, 2012 01:01 PM (RLTt1)

37 The Leftist Doonesbury cartoon has been using invisible presidents for years. Posted by: Firing The Black Man In November at August 31, 2012 05:59 PM (+AsHQ) -------------------------------------------------- Didn't he portray Dan Quayle as a feather? Fuck him. Douchetard.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at August 31, 2012 01:01 PM (jucos)

38 This vid really does get funnier every time I watch it, and that's from the starting point I thought it was awfully goddamn funny last night.

Posted by: jakeman at August 31, 2012 01:02 PM (96M6e)

39 That's why it was, at best, counterproductive.

Posted by: embittered redleg at August 31, 2012 05:55 PM (NvjU1)




You're crazy.  You're absolutely crazy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 31, 2012 01:02 PM (X3lox)

40

I am so loving how deeply Clint Eastwood has burrowed under the left's skin.

They can't stop talking about him.  He's now living rent-free in their heads, just like Sarah Palin.

You made our day, Clint!

Posted by: Bystander at August 31, 2012 01:02 PM (/sohm)

41 25 The Romney campaign should auction off that chair

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 06:00 PM (hCGXZ)



screw that, that chair is going to spend the next 8 years in the oval-office, before it gets its own wing in the Smithsonian

Posted by: Bill from Chappaqua at August 31, 2012 01:02 PM (8BaAK)

42 There is no world in which the stories today wouldn't be negative on Romney. The Left Obama-scum control the media. They will always find an angle to insult us. There's no point in trying to achieve the impossible. Don't kowtow to the evil fucks. Fuck em right back. Spit in their eye.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2012 01:02 PM (ZPrif)

43 Why do these people hate seniors so much??? Posted by: Dave S. at August 31, 2012 06:01 PM

They aren't dead.

Posted by: huerfano at August 31, 2012 01:02 PM (bAGA/)

44 Facebook Lib acquaintances are posting pics of empty chairs next to the slogan " Vote for Obama".

Posted by: Beerologist at August 31, 2012 01:02 PM (SwJJZ)

45 These are the same people that defend Roman Polanski.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at August 31, 2012 01:02 PM (1VfYL)

46 Ace, if that son felt the need to quantify his statement with "I'm a union worker" that pretty much tells me all I need to know about his political beliefs and his intelligence.

Posted by: Adam at August 31, 2012 01:03 PM (/YJYi)

47 He was *awesome.* I almost didn't watch it because of all the kerfuffle (I hate watching angsty or embarrassing video); I'm so glad I screwed up my courage for it. He was funny. And he was, I thought, extremely nonpartisan for a convention speaker. His basic message came across (to my ears, anyway): they're all bums, always. But maybe we ought to try a bum with some business experience for a while.

Posted by: S. Weasel at August 31, 2012 01:03 PM (EfwAG)

48 Comparing a black man to a chair, do I even have to say it?

Posted by: Chris Matthews at August 31, 2012 01:03 PM (fLk7W)

49

We're dealing with the East German judges here. Clint Eastwood did a great routine with a few technical errors here and there, and the East German judges are offering a score of 1.4 out of 10<<<<<<<<

 

And by "East German judge" you mean "DrewM."

 

I swear, him  parsing humor is like watching Rainman stare  at titties  for the first time and start banging his head into a doorframe , mumbling "Hot  water burn  baby.  Hot water burn  baby."

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 01:03 PM (JDIKC)

50 I still think it was strange, but he was surely funnier than any liberal "comedian" in the MSM. I laughed pretty hard at the Chairman Obama telling him to eff himself.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 31, 2012 01:03 PM (MrM2k)

51 Look, some may call it rambling...   I call it clever.

Let me ask you a simple question...
did you hang on every word, wondering what the heck was coming next?

If you did, it achieved the effect... right? That was the whole point... it was a roller coaster ride and we went for it and there were thrills and spills along the way...
but what fun it was.

Loved the whole thing. Everything.

Posted by: PhilipJames at August 31, 2012 01:03 PM (hrysW)

52 All the DemocRats, and some Republican Senior-H8ers, without humor, want to push Clint Eastwood of the cliff in a wheelchair..

Posted by: Firing The Black Man In November at August 31, 2012 01:03 PM (+AsHQ)

53 19 Ace, Correct, the unified Palace Guard Press is at least somewhat less focused, and that's good.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 01:04 PM (LRFds)

54 Gee ... they are getting desperate to find something else to talk about besides jobs and the economy, aren't they?

And +1 on the comment about the dems charging the cape and not the matador.

Posted by: Kristophr at August 31, 2012 01:04 PM (0aV2C)

55 We know lefties don't have a sense of humor and certainly cannot laugh at themselves or the one.  So it must be that Clint's delivery was addled and incoherent. 

I watched this in real-time, at first, with distraction by my boy. I immediately got the empty chair metaphor and laughed my ass off.  I worried a bit that the delivery was stilted, then I got the bit.  After watching the second time, to pick up all that I missed, I laughed even harder. 

He killed.  And the left's intolerance is on grand display fitting a May Day parade in Red square.

Posted by: Flounder at August 31, 2012 01:04 PM (Kkt/i)

56 It truly does get better the more you see it. And given that the media is going to play clips again and again, and that every lib is going to post it on Facebook and snark, this is a pretty good "problem" to have. Some of these lines are pretty damn biting.

Posted by: Dave S. at August 31, 2012 01:05 PM (QbKVX)

57 What should you say to Mr. Obama and First Lady when you meet them?


a: Right Turn, Clyde

Posted by: Shecky Eastwood at August 31, 2012 01:05 PM (8BaAK)

58 Gee ... they are getting desperate to find something else to talk about besides jobs and the economy, aren't they?

And +1 on the comment about the dems charging the cape and not the matador.
Posted by: Kristophr at August 31, 2012 06:04 PM


Well, there's always racism.

Posted by: huerfano at August 31, 2012 01:05 PM (bAGA/)

59 I thought it was hilarious, and I also thought some of the rambling was for effect, it goes back to Vaudeville routine, which Bob Newhart perfected, that Clint was following. Some of the 'stops' are meant to be surprised pauses at his 'guest's' comments. He didn't elucidate all of them, because that would only slow the pacing.

Now, were there legitimate rambling moments too? Sure. But they were no worse than the stumblings of several of the teleprompter-guided speeches, and the killer lines made it better.

The media is locked in on Clint, and I don't see this as bad for Mitt. It gives him free time to roll out ads, pound on Obama some more, and meanwhile, the time that 'should' be spent rebutting Mitt & Ryan is being spent on a distraction. No one can argue that the RNC convention didn't put a number of stars on stage, more than we're likely to see from the other side. If the best they can do is harangue on our counterpart to Sandra Fluke, I would say they're in more trouble than they think.

Posted by: Shawn at August 31, 2012 01:05 PM (/lltO)

60 32 TN, Hate to hear it, come to Champions or DC. I'm on both.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 01:05 PM (LRFds)

61 Some Republican hacks see Clint Eastwood as the Todd Akin of Seniors.

Posted by: Firing The Black Man In November at August 31, 2012 01:06 PM (+AsHQ)

62 I agree with ace's rebuttal at 19, but I did see merit in DrewM's (I think) point about the timing being off. I think it would have been better to segue from the heartfelt folks' testimonies to Rubio to Romney. They may not have had the option with the rescheduling they had to do.

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2012 01:06 PM (5H6zj)

63 The other thing that this really ties into is Christie's riff on respect. By implication, he was trying to get under Preezy FourPutt's skin, because there's nothing worse than not respectin' his authoritah. And what says disrespect better than an empty chair.

Posted by: jakeman at August 31, 2012 01:06 PM (96M6e)

64 "We're dealing with the East German judges here." One of you best metaphors. Ever.

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at August 31, 2012 01:06 PM (takeD)

65

drudge is reporting that Biden kissed a woman full on the mouth at a campaign stop.

 

Posted by: Ktgreat at August 31, 2012 06:00 PM (iS7G9)

 

 

 

LOL! Thanks for the head's up! So shared on FB.

Posted by: ErikW at August 31, 2012 01:07 PM (BNKav)

66

Once more.... the pundits, and inside the beltway folks are out of touch with the rest of us....

 

WE got what Clint was doing...  with the empty chair, and dead teleprompter...

 

And when we said WE own this country?  MAJOR score.. and one the Politicians and Pundits do NOT want to reiterate... because its somthing that can ONLY be said by a Non Politician.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 31, 2012 01:07 PM (lZBBB)

67 I saw it live and was convinced the rambling was all part of the bit.  The delivery was part of the humor, as well as part of the common-sense pitch.  Anyone on their side or ours (and there is a guy on NR who thought it was "unintentionally hilarious") who thinks Eastwood didn't do what he set out to is just showing themselves to be not as bright as they think they are.

Posted by: Dave R at August 31, 2012 01:07 PM (ttZkD)

68 Yeah it's not Clint's fault for their scheduling. No doubt.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 31, 2012 01:07 PM (MrM2k)

69

We need a pic of a empty chair behind the podium with the teleprompter screens on either side.

 

Or a flaming empty chair.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 01:07 PM (JDIKC)

70 drudge is reporting that Biden kissed a woman full on the mouth at a campaign stop.

Posted by: Ktgreat at August 31, 2012 06:00 PM (iS7G9)


I hope she had her shots.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 31, 2012 01:07 PM (X3lox)

71 44 beerologist, Use some our M.T. Chair gags

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 01:08 PM (LRFds)

72 chair = seat
seat = ass
ass = mule
40 acres and a mule.
racist

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2012 01:08 PM (bJm7W)

73 Our rambling old man isn't the VP candidate.

Posted by: nickless at August 31, 2012 01:08 PM (MMC8r)

74 I didn't watch any of the RNC convention, but my 80 year old mother called me and said she LOVED Clint's speech.  Loved it.

She's not terribly political, but apparently his 'rambling' delivery resonated with her.


Posted by: guy at August 31, 2012 01:08 PM (x8mau)

75 The other thing too is since he's got a movie coming out he's going to be visible for the next month and making the rounds.  Guess what's gonna be brought up and likely to draw attention when it is?  I'm sure he'll fully be able to explain his intent and then continue on about why Barry is a SCOAMF.

Posted by: Uncle Milty at August 31, 2012 01:09 PM (8J5Ck)

76 These are the same people that defend Roman Polanski. Posted by: The Mega Independent at August 31, 2012 06:02 PM (1VfYL) Great point

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2012 01:09 PM (j1gX1)

77 Clint should have dragged the chair across the floor, ala Men In Black. Scrraaaaaaaaape.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 31, 2012 01:09 PM (MrM2k)

78 They had MSNBC on at work today (DoD, we have no control over the feeds), and it's so...weird.

I really felt nothing but pity, of the "bless their hearts" variety. They don't even PRETEND at journalism. They're well-paid employees of the democrat party. I remember back when I was an idealistic grad school student and wanted to be a journalist. I can't imagine what these folks feel in the depths of the night, when they consider what they've become. It's pitiful.

But kind of funny, too.

Posted by: Palandine at August 31, 2012 01:09 PM (g7D8V)

79 a flaming empty chair. Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! Me want!

Posted by: jakeman at August 31, 2012 01:10 PM (96M6e)

80 I can beat mallfly chair = electric chair Violent racist!

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2012 01:10 PM (5H6zj)

81 LOL mallfly

Posted by: The Mega Independent at August 31, 2012 01:10 PM (1VfYL)

82 Only mistake Clint made was not using a high chair.

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2012 01:10 PM (5H6zj)

83 73 -- very funny, except that Biden was never much good at any time in his life

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2012 01:10 PM (bJm7W)

84

 

Hell yeah, Eastwood killed.

 

They just said on The Five....that it was without teleprompter...altogether.

That Clint was doing the whole performance off the cuff. 

 

Eastwood used the classic old comedy shtick....of the 'rambling old dude with lethal zingers'.

It was perfect for the situation.

 

And the Left can say that he was "rambling".....but that was the point!

He was acting.

 

You could tell Eastwood was having fun with it, because he would periodically throw in words like: 

"Bifurcating"

"Ecological"

How many senile rambling old dudes use words like that? 

 

 

Posted by: wheatie at August 31, 2012 01:10 PM (5BAYg)

85 This little stunt shows how thin skinned "Walks on Water" is. Anything that will get Obama and the media lapdogs off their game plan is a plus for Romney. Now Obama and company are scrambling to come up with something to counter that. Oh by the way, the Eastwood skit has shifted the dynamics of the campaign. It has totally put Team Obama on the defense.

Posted by: Stan at August 31, 2012 01:11 PM (N1Gru)

86 Meanwhile Obama is LOSING on every other front.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at August 31, 2012 01:11 PM (MrM2k)

87 82, Y-not, check out the link in my nic.

Posted by: jakeman at August 31, 2012 01:11 PM (96M6e)

88 >>>Clint has a new movie coming out, 'Trouble with the curve'..... They were filming some of that downtown here (Athens, GA) a few months ago. I don't think Clint was in town for this particular scene, but tons of teenage/college girls were hanging around to see Justin Timberlake, who's starring.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 31, 2012 01:12 PM (hS0jF)

89

I count at least 5 sound bites  from Clint's  speech that will get massive replay, because they are thematic of this election.

 

But no, please let's  let motherfuckers I wouldn't trust to entertain toddlers with peekaboo and fart noises  dictate what's funny to those of us who consume comedy and actually produce it on occasion.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 01:12 PM (JDIKC)

90 Hey Chair, you are a racist.

Posted by: The Sofa at August 31, 2012 01:12 PM (94R7S)

91 80 - okay, point to Y-Not. Great minds think alike. Try listening to a rerun of MSNBC last night after Romney's speech and you'll see the same is true of blockheads.

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2012 01:12 PM (bJm7W)

92 Here's another thing.  Clint Eastwood is loved by hundreds of millions of Americans.  His lines have become catch phrases.  His voice is recognizable even if you hear him on the radio.  He's up there with John Wayne and Cary Grant and Gary Cooper.

And now,  we have the left calling him senile and doing their usual hateful stuff.

So some Americans will think, "Hey,  they are attacking Clint!  WTF?  Maybe they are completely evil and hate people for no good reason.  Enough of this crap,  I am voting for Romney."

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 31, 2012 01:12 PM (GoIUi)

93
In the wee, wee hours of the morning (accurate for both possible interpretations, BTW), when Pissy Matt read "Barky's" tweet about "This chair is already occupied", oh how he, his co-whores and the proggies in the baby back ribs joint laughed and laughed and laughed!

Laughs that were forced, strained, nervous and delivered glancing over their shoulders, figuratively. Because the tweet reversed nothing, they know their savior has got nothing and far off in the distance, they heard the tsunami that was going to wash their petulant asses out to sea in November.

So, laugh all you want, proggies! You. Are. Through!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at August 31, 2012 01:13 PM (FcKXR)

94 Yeah, it's a really good idea for the left to mock an American icon as a senile old man. Its not like seniors vote or anything.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 31, 2012 01:13 PM (2UX1i)

95

 

i said it last night when eastwood got around to delivering the knockout lines he was the pure outlaw joesy wales eastwood

Posted by: kj at August 31, 2012 01:13 PM (B6d35)

96 Perfect.  A scripted speech would have felt hollow from this guy. 

I'm buying my "A Night with Clint Eastwood" tickets as soon as possible.

Plus, he had the perfect sense to get off the stage while leaving them wanting more and glad they saw him.  It was a perfect Castanza!

Posted by: Tocquevillian at August 31, 2012 01:13 PM (iuY0Y)

97 I loved the schtick from the get-go. But I also like Newhart and knew exactly what he was doing.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2012 01:13 PM (ZPrif)

98 Electric Chair: "This seat is available."

Posted by: Firing The Black Man In November at August 31, 2012 01:14 PM (+AsHQ)

99 86 HJ, add in the mocking....he's reduced to promising to be Romney on energy by bypassing Congress...he'a boxed in liar.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 01:14 PM (LRFds)

100 He rambled, you say? Not that I could tell. Oh, just one more question...

Posted by: Peter Falk as Lt. Columbo at August 31, 2012 01:15 PM (FcR7P)

101 In the wee, wee hours of the morning (accurate for both possible interpretations, BTW)

Ha!  You don't even know what "wee wee" means to an American.  My shear awesomeness has gotten you all wee wee'd up.

Posted by: King Emperor Admiral Barky at August 31, 2012 01:15 PM (X3lox)

102 I thought it was great.

Posted by: eleven at August 31, 2012 01:15 PM (fsLdt)

103 Clint was THE MAN. Like I said on Twitter, Clint's never amazed when he's the 5th or 6th most interesting person in a room, because Clint never is. Speaking of Twitter, has anyone created an "Empty Chair Obama" account?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:15 PM (CA2NO)

104 Left starts official Two Minutes of Hate against American Icon Clint Eastwood. We have always hated Eastwood. Clint Eastwood has always been a senile old coot. Eastwood never has made Academy Award quality movies. We have always hated Eastwood.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2012 01:15 PM (ZPrif)

105

Oh Drew didn't like it?

 

Pffft.......

Posted by: eleven at August 31, 2012 01:17 PM (fsLdt)

106 I watched it again too and thought it played much better when you know what to expect. Watching it live was awkward though mainly because i think we were all expecting the iconic, stoic, solid Eastwood but instead got a guy who clearly is up in years and stammered and got lost in his thoughts a bit and it just wasn't that tough Eastwood guy everyone was expecting. But let's not kid ourselves, yeah it plays better the second time around, but this was an opportunity lost, it could have gone a lot better.

Posted by: booger at August 31, 2012 01:17 PM (HI6wa)

107 @78

I sometimes wonder how they sleep at night being the way they are.
Extremely hypocritical in all things, and so full of rage.

They really are pitiful.
Maybe when they first started lying and being that way, it bothered them, in their soul or conscience or whereever it bothers a person, but after a while, that place is dead inside them, so they have no feeling there anymore.
So they just don't care.

Or maybe I'm wrong, who knows.

Posted by: some guy at August 31, 2012 01:17 PM (v1uZf)

108 24 The Leftist Doonesbury cartoon has been using invisible presidents for years.

The reason is that he can't draw worth shit and is incapable of rendering even a recognizable caricature.

Posted by: LeBron Steinman at August 31, 2012 01:17 PM (jfWE9)

109 The only way they can defend Obama is to pretend to be so stupid, they don't realize it was a bit. Fine by me. He killed. The Obamabots know it. They just don't know what to do about it. None of their plays are working. The people who are supposed to shut up aren't shutting up. It's WONDERFUL.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 01:17 PM (X3KAb)

110

 

Eastwood gave us a Huge Gift......the Empty Chair.

 

Dirty Harry turned an Empty Chair into a...Lethal Weapon.

 

Oh, but he was just a "rambling old guy".

"Sad" and "senile"....as the liberals are trying to say.

 

Yeah.

Do that.

 

Clint is senile as a young fox.

Posted by: wheatie at August 31, 2012 01:17 PM (5BAYg)

111 Libs are in a tizzy because making fun of Obama is when he's no longer being taken seriously. It's the most damaging attack to Liberals one can make.

Posted by: MrX at August 31, 2012 01:18 PM (ZsAO3)

112 Clint was a hoot. What's fun about it is Clint was the original post-modernist. He had an almost purely ironic or self-referential acting style that made him the Coolest Man in the Room and made some truly dreadful movies iconic. And now the Coolest Man is ragging on the man who wants, more than anything, to be cool! How sweet is that? That's what's killing them--they're literally losing their cool, their cachet. And of course they just don't get it. The more they attack the cagey old coot, the cooler (anti-establishment) he seems. They're like the jerk captains or commissioners in the Dirty Harry movies. Fucking squares.

Posted by: Cricket at August 31, 2012 01:18 PM (2ArJQ)

113
Great Smod Above:

>>>>As part of her anti-obesity Let's Move campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama is now presenting a brief online course: “Supermarket Shopping 101.”

The course, which now appears on the letsmove.gov website, provides novice shoppers with tips such as “steer clear of the cookie, snack and soda aisle.” <<<<<<


So the Federal Nanny in Chief is going to tell us how to do something she hasn't done in years. F that on multiple levels.

Posted by: The Sofa at August 31, 2012 01:19 PM (94R7S)

114 The left is trying to turn Clint into the next Charlton Heston by implying he's senile. This is a bad idea on multiple levels: 1) Charlton Heston eventually succumbed to Alzheimer's, and that shit IS NOT mockable no matter who you are 2) Clint Eastwood does not have Alzheimer's 3) Conservatives still love them some Charlton Heston; and 3) Even dead and buried, Charlton Heston could kick the ass of every single pussy-faced leftist in the country with one zombified arm tied behind his back.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:19 PM (CA2NO)

115 Yeah my Grandmothers rambled too when they were in their mid-80s.  I still listened too them and didn't discount them for being old.
 ( Well I did a little because I was an obnoxious teenager and I still regret that I didn't listen more.) 
 On one day the left will say that Paul Ryan wants to murder the elderly, the next they say that the elderly are clowns and should STFU.

Posted by: Billy Quizboy at August 31, 2012 01:19 PM (FEzSe)

116

Dear DNC,

 

Please, Please, Please!!!! Counterprogram this by bringing one of those fine comedians on stage for Barack Obama.  

I doubt if Rosie, Margaret, or Roseanne is available.  But I am sure you can find someone.  Someone classy like those three is what you need. 

Posted by: rd at August 31, 2012 01:19 PM (9sUlj)

117 A couple of things:

(1) Eastwood took all the heat onto himself and that meant...no criticism of Romney.  They missed a chance, here.

(2) The stupid media (and the president) has to learn that the truth is a problem for them.  As you pointed out, Ace, by replaying this, they end up inadvertently hurting their own thesis.  Let it go, guys, you don't have to respond to everything, especially with such anger and fury.

(3) This shows just how mean the media and Democrats can be.  Everybody knows Eastwood and the viciousness the Dems have directed against him is now on full display (although you could do a whole blog, like Nice Deb, on the cruelty of the Left.

(4) I think Eastwood's speech had a practical effect: There's no way Obama or Biden could back out of the debates now because...empty chair.

Posted by: AmishDude (some opinions endorsed by Clint Eastwood) at August 31, 2012 01:19 PM (T0NGe)

118 69
We need a pic of a empty chair behind the podium with the teleprompter screens on either side.

Or a flaming empty chair.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 06:07 PM (JDIKC)

Earlier thread, I suggested a flaming America with an empty chair superimposed in the foreground.

Posted by: Flounder at August 31, 2012 01:20 PM (Kkt/i)

119 I just drove  all the way over  Jim Treacher, and boy, are my wheels tired!

Posted by: Chevy Suburban at August 31, 2012 01:20 PM (JDIKC)

120 They're just furious that he had the gall to mock their Lord and Savior.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at August 31, 2012 01:20 PM (41vtV)

121 First Lady Michelle Obama ... letsmove.gov "Let's Move" now has meaning. I'll help them pack.

Posted by: t-bird at August 31, 2012 01:20 PM (FcR7P)

122 When someone doesn't do the job sometimes you have to let them go. That will leave a very big mark.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 31, 2012 01:21 PM (2UX1i)

123 "We're dealing with the East German judges here. Clint Eastwood did a great routine with a few technical errors here and there, and the East German judges are offering a score of 1.4 out of 10."
Yeah, that's pretty much it. And honestly who cares what they think? It killed. It did exactly what the speech was supposed to do and when you think back on it, it gets even better.
They hated the empty chair. They hated him turning on Obama. They hated how folksy and effective he was - especially they hated that tone, its the anti-sophisticate and that drives them nuts.
Clint Eastwood has 50+ years of good will built up. They have none. After all those movies they should know by now: don't go up against Clint.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2012 01:21 PM (r4wIV)

124 Gonna be popping in the Dirty Harry movie over the weekend.

Posted by: some guy at August 31, 2012 01:21 PM (v1uZf)

125 I found the rambling a bit uncomfortable to watch being as how he's such a seasoned actor.  I don't think it was an act- he struck me as simply unprepared.  Actors read lines, they don't make them up on the spot.

Doesn't matter though- his appearance was intended to amuse and fire up the crowd and to that end, Mission Accomplished.  If curiosity leads some undecideds to pay attention, all the better.

I just wish he had a script and rehearsed it a time or two first.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 31, 2012 01:21 PM (SY2Kh)

126 103) Yep, there's an "Invisible Obama' account. It started during Clint's speech, actually. It had a few funnies the rest of the night too. Last I checked, it had over 4000 followers.

Posted by: Shawn at August 31, 2012 01:21 PM (/lltO)

127 re 104: did Eastwood ever make or appear in even one movie in which we were supposed to try and understand that the criminal is also a victim of society?
Therefor, our refrain shall be:
Four More Chairs!
Four More Chairs!
Four More Chairs!

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2012 01:21 PM (bJm7W)

128 (4) I think Eastwood's speech had a practical effect: There's no way Obama or Biden could back out of the debates now because...empty chair.
Posted by: AmishDude

Nice.

Posted by: Dang at August 31, 2012 01:21 PM (R18D0)

129

Wonder what the Dems will TRY to put onstage to represent Mitt. You know they're going to try to do something - they're not smart enough to realize that by doing something like that, it would remind everyone of Clint and the smackdown he performed.

 

I'd love to see the empty chair in the future with Romney with a bag of golf clubs leaning on it, especially on the days when we know that's exactly where Barry has been.

 

And on election night, the chair should be over to the side while President-Elect Romney makes his acceptance speech. And then Clint needs to come out, pick it up, open a side door, throw it out, close the door and slap his hands together.

Posted by: dwagyak at August 31, 2012 01:22 PM (MTNft)

130 What MWR said @ 114... to the Nth degree.

Posted by: Firing The Black Man In November at August 31, 2012 01:22 PM (+AsHQ)

131 WHo was it on the earlier thread who said every Romney supporter should put an empty chair on their front lawn? Nothing to explain it, just an empty chair. That would KILL.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:22 PM (CA2NO)

132 You're right, it does get better the second time through. The viewer has to get out of the polished, scripted speech mode before he can appreciate it. Like Dennis Miller said about MSNBC, "It's good theater."
Eastwood talked like a real person.

Posted by: Jim Flimsey at August 31, 2012 01:22 PM (T9V22)

133 Anyone who claims that was rambling doesn't know much about how it feels to deliver extemporaneously in front of tv and thousands and thousands of people

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 01:22 PM (hCGXZ)

134 >>>Dirty Harry turned an Empty Chair into a...Lethal Weapon. It had a Sudden Impact, but to 0bama, he is Unforgiven. Then again, 0bama is just The Rookie. With him, Grace Is Gone.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 31, 2012 01:22 PM (hS0jF)

135 Breaking: MSNBC reporting that Vice President Biden's incident on today's campaign stop in Akron was the result of a trouser malfunction and not an intentional "oops I sat in gum" gag as reported earlier.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at August 31, 2012 01:23 PM (+lsX1)

136 My 84 year old dad thought the young fella did a pretty good job making fun of Barry.

Posted by: huerfano at August 31, 2012 01:23 PM (bAGA/)

137 Does it matter? The entire convention was squandered. Every moment not talking about jobs, the economy, and the middle class was time wasted, Eastwood included. I joked about it before but I'm beginning to wonder if there are Dem plants on our side deliberately trying to lose this election. I've tortured myself all day thinking of speech ideas far superior to anything the over-paid Romney campaign could come up with. It was weak, weak, shit. Not throwing red meat was understandable, but he needed to do something to show he was fightng for people and show some real outrage over the Obama record. Reminding people about how they felt about Obama four years ago was most unwise because it only highlighted the utter lack of enthusiasm the Romney campaign has mustered. I think that being "concerned" is a far more productive idea then simply uncritically swallowing the idea that we have nothing at all to worry about. Complacency trolling is far worse than concern trolling.

Posted by: Reality Check at August 31, 2012 01:23 PM (hvzWz)

138 The fact the one of the most powerful men in the world felt the need to address this via tweet asap says it all. Private citizen Clint +1, President of the United States Barack Obama -1.

Posted by: Bosk at August 31, 2012 01:23 PM (n2K+4)

139 re 116: maybe Eddie Murphy can come out as Gumby. Be interesting to find out who Biden thinks he is.

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2012 01:23 PM (bJm7W)

140 Mark Steyn nails it I think...he points out that Eastwood isn't only an accomplished actor, he's a superb director of other actors, too.  To think he didn't come off exactly like he wanted is to fool one's self. 

Posted by: Jeffersonian at August 31, 2012 01:23 PM (gxCRt)

141 Oh my...I just rechecked. @invisibleObama has 55500 followers.

Yeah, I think it killed.

Posted by: Shawn at August 31, 2012 01:23 PM (/lltO)

142 26 drudge is reporting that Biden kissed a woman full on the mouth at a campaign stop. Posted by: Ktgreat at August 31, 2012 06:00 PM (iS7G9) ______________ Was it his daughter?

Posted by: Cricket at August 31, 2012 01:23 PM (2ArJQ)

143

I wish he would have worked in the line from Magnum Force, "A man just has to know his limitations."

 

But I suppose that would have been all they talked about.  By using new material, he is forcing them to use multiple clips of his stand-up act. 

 

Posted by: rd at August 31, 2012 01:23 PM (9sUlj)

144 109 Jim Treacher, Bang on. You should try your hand at a few M.T. Chair bits

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 01:23 PM (LRFds)

145 @49 hahahaha EOJ, I am glad to see you are back to normal. I noticed that you were all serious and stuff this morning and I was worried that something was wrong.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at August 31, 2012 01:24 PM (41vtV)

146 I'm really mad Romney didn't talk more about his Anglo-Saxon greatness.

Posted by: Reality Choom at August 31, 2012 01:25 PM (60GaT)

147 The DNC could always fight back by claiming the Empty Vagina as their campaign mascot. Because, they're brilliant, or something.

Posted by: t-bird at August 31, 2012 01:25 PM (FcR7P)

148 Obama is the rock upon which liberal America was suppose to be built. They went to all that trouble to brand Bush as Satan so they could brand Obama as the messiah that would deliver us. Ridicule is the greatest weapon in politics, Clint Eastwood nailed Obama as simply an empty chair. For the leftist shock troops of Politico, the LA Times... and pretty much everyone else, this is unacceptable. To bring down Obama with such simplicity is to bring down all of the work the left/media (BIRM) has been doing for the last 12 years. It does not matter that Clint Eastwood is an American icon and one of the best directors of his generation, he must now be destroyed because he dared to point at the emperor and proclaim that he has no cloths.

Posted by: Drew in MO at August 31, 2012 01:25 PM (MkgGw)

149

And now Obama is scrambling behind Romney to New Orleans.

 

Reminds me  of the scene in Better  Off Dead when Lane calls his ex to tell her he wants to bring her this tiny teddy bear  he got her for Christmas, only to find out her  new boyfriend  got her a giant teddy bear - bigger than her.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 01:25 PM (JDIKC)

150 Mark Steyn nails it I think...he points out that Eastwood isn't only an accomplished actor, he's a superb director of other actors, too. To think he didn't come off exactly like he wanted is to fool one's self.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at August 31, 2012 06:23 PM (gxCRt)



Yep.  And Clint totally eviscerated the Barky and the dems.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 31, 2012 01:25 PM (X3lox)

151 137 Seig Heil.

Posted by: nickless at August 31, 2012 01:25 PM (MMC8r)

152 125 I found the rambling a bit uncomfortable to watch being as how he's such a seasoned actor. I don't think it was an act- he struck me as simply unprepared. Actors read lines, they don't make them up on the spot.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 31, 2012 06:21 PM (SY2Kh)



No that's just how he is because he's 82 yrs old.  It get's that way when you're old, doesn't mean you're an idiot.  It just takes a bit longer to get your point across.



Posted by: Billy Quizboy at August 31, 2012 01:25 PM (FEzSe)

153
So if I got this right the DNC strategy is going to be:  Abortion, Condoms, Hating on Senior Citizens and Racism.

That should work just fine.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 31, 2012 01:26 PM (94R7S)

154 The DNC could always fight back by claiming the Empty Vagina as their campaign mascot. And blessedly empty. No one wants those particular vaginas to breed.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:26 PM (CA2NO)

155 Meanwhile, Joe Biden continues validating Clint's assessment of him.

Posted by: Dave S. at August 31, 2012 01:26 PM (HEWhR)

156 Posted by: Reality Check at August 31, 2012 06:23 PM (hvzWz)

You convinced me,Checkie.
I'm staying away from the polls in November.
Well maybe not.
But you deserve credit for following the script like a good telemarketer.

Posted by: LeBron Steinman at August 31, 2012 01:26 PM (jfWE9)

157 I watched Clint with my 17 year old son, who is politically astute, leans libertarian, knows who both Friedman and Krugman are, and is still aghast about the Obama gazing at the stars "tribute" to Armstrong (OK, I'm a proud Dad). Anyway, my silent reaction to Clint was a bit of a cringe, then a more relaxed humor, then a "Different, but OK" attitude. My son loved it. Absolutely loved it. I'm not sure how that old guy skipped me by and connected with the kid, but there was something there that resonated with the lad. I can only hope that was played out with voting-age youth all over the country.

Posted by: outhere at August 31, 2012 01:26 PM (unRib)

158 while I loved it live, its even better a second time.

Posted by: Avi at August 31, 2012 01:26 PM (51xVX)

159 "Complacency trolling is far worse than concern trolling." Posted by: Reality Check at August 31, 2012 06:23 PM (hvzWz) Irony: it's not just the taste of an anchor.

Posted by: Wyatt's Torch at August 31, 2012 01:27 PM (zxrQh)

160 East German judges???? Ace your an old fart like me!

Posted by: Avi at August 31, 2012 01:27 PM (51xVX)

161 The left is making a point of using the senility charge against anyone who is senior and antiprogressive.  Remember that IG inspector who got canned for senility when he questioned some of the First Lady's expenses?  I'm a senior myself and I am NOT happy with that particular approach.

Posted by: rabidfox at August 31, 2012 01:28 PM (EmRHY)

162 Posted by: Reality Check at August 31, 2012 06:23 PM (hvzWz)

And for the unwanted retard perspective, along comes Reality Check.

What ever did we do without such sage advice from he of the permanent hockey helmet wearing class.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 31, 2012 01:28 PM (SY2Kh)

163

"So when you say "The republicans have to defend Clint's speech" -- if Clint hadn't spoken, we'd be defending something else. "

Heh, THAT's what I was trying to tell you Chicken Littles (inc. Mitt & Ryan) about Todd Akin! Everyone was screaming, but if it wasn't Akin, it would've been something else. Remember, just before the Akin story broke, Politico was ratcheting up Teh Outrage (TM) over skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galiliee.

 

As to the rest of this post: RIGHT ON! I love Clint more each time I watch. He brought it. And I'm glad we're defending him against these liberal ageist hate-mongers. We need to push back before they shape the narrative, b/c if we don't, they will succeed. They have succeeded in re-writing history and it must stop; which brings me back to Akin: the stuck-up "leaders" of the GOP should've immediately let the MSM know they were'nt afraid of abortion and that if anyone should be it's Obama who is so radical he supports the killing of babies who've survived them which is totally out-of-touch with the majority of Americans. But no, they have to let the MSM shape the story. Idiots.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at August 31, 2012 01:28 PM (KL49F)

164 "Anyone who claims that was rambling doesn't know much about how it feels to deliver extemporaneously in front of tv and thousands and thousands of people"
They don't understand he was playing out talking to a guy that won't shut up, which is exactly what Obama would be like.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2012 01:28 PM (r4wIV)

165 re 137: "I joked about it before but I'm beginning to wonder if there are Dem plants on our side deliberately trying to lose this election"

one of the Dem plants on your side used to be Senator from Delaware

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2012 01:28 PM (bJm7W)

166

 think that being "concerned" is a far more productive idea then simply uncritically swallowing the idea that we have nothing at all to worry about. Complacency trolling is far worse than concern trolling.

 

Posted by: Reality Check at August 31, 2012 06:23 PM (hvzWz)

 

 

It must suck to suck.

Posted by: ErikW at August 31, 2012 01:28 PM (BNKav)

167 @sven:  I think I'll try DCU.  I was very unhappy with Champions.

Posted by: Truman North at August 31, 2012 01:28 PM (I2LwF)

168 Irony: it's not just the taste of an anchor. Posted by: Wyatt's Torch at August 31, 2012 06:27 PM (zxrQh) I prefer, "Irony: it's not just the taste of the blood in your mouth after I smack you in the face with a sockful of pennies."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:28 PM (CA2NO)

169 137 RC, Bless your heart. The main objective was NICE GOP! It worked. Pick up a MITTBOT 2.1 now with 38.5percent likability. Mitt Romney asks, "hey choom how's my jet exhaust taste?" Brack should have been in Louisiana lowering the rivers.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 01:29 PM (LRFds)

170 So an empty chair stood infor Barack's empty suit. Or his empty skull. Your pick. Clint nailed it.

Posted by: CLP at August 31, 2012 01:29 PM (YUb9e)

171 153, "Abortion, Condoms, Hating on Senior Citizens and Racism." Almost nailed it. You forgot, "I kilt Bin Laden!!!111!!!"

Posted by: jakeman at August 31, 2012 01:29 PM (96M6e)

172 153 So if I got this right the DNC strategy is going to be: Abortion, Condoms, Hating on Senior Citizens and Racism. That should work just fine. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 31, 2012 06:26 PM Hey! Don't forget us...

Posted by: Ghey "marriage" at August 31, 2012 01:29 PM (ULH4o)

173 By the way, the woman Biden kissed full on the lips today then spent the rest of the afternoon telling anyone who'd listen that Obama and Biden need to "keep that chair".  Tell me again how Eastwood wasn't effective.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 31, 2012 01:29 PM (rPA5/)

174

There was an "Invisible Obama " account on Twitter before Clint finished his speech.  It got suspended briefly because it got so many thousands of followers immediately. 

 

Now people are tweeting all kinds of Photoshops of Clint talking to the chair. 

 

It's a phenomenon.  And coming from a Republican convention! Who'da thunk?

 

Barack Obama is now a laughingstock in America.  It's official.

Posted by: rockmom at August 31, 2012 01:29 PM (qe2/V)

175 maybe the Dems can prove they have nothing against senile people by having Helen Thomas get up and talk about the Jews.

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2012 01:29 PM (bJm7W)

176 Damn, this is on twitter. @TheRickWilson Have you seen my photo essay on the topic? -> http://bit.ly/TEExGJ

Posted by: steph cutter at August 31, 2012 01:29 PM (e9LVX)

177

I think that being "concerned" is a far more productive idea then simply uncritically swallowing the idea that we have nothing at all to worry about. Complacency trolling is far worse than concern trolling. <<<<<<

 

That's the first time I've heard one of you  fuckers admit it.  Bravo.  I applaud your honesty.

 

Now go away, cockbite.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 01:29 PM (JDIKC)

178 Reality Check, you crack me up. Wee, wee, wee, all the way home.

Posted by: Cricket at August 31, 2012 01:29 PM (2ArJQ)

179 The throne in Liberal Heaven is empty.  

Posted by: some guy at August 31, 2012 01:30 PM (v1uZf)

180 I found the rambling a bit uncomfortable to watch being as how he's such a seasoned actor. I don't think it was an act- he struck me as simply unprepared. Actors read lines, they don't make them up on the spot. Doesn't matter though- his appearance was intended to amuse and fire up the crowd and to that end, Mission Accomplished. If curiosity leads some undecideds to pay attention, all the better. I just wish he had a script and rehearsed it a time or two first. Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 31, 2012 06:21 PM (SY2Kh) Rare actors do indeed make them up on the spot. I think you do not really understand what he did or how he did it.

Posted by: eman at August 31, 2012 01:30 PM (Wp4rQ)

181 137 Does it matter? The entire convention was squandered. Every moment not talking about jobs, the economy, and the middle class was time wasted, Eastwood included.
...
I think that being "concerned" is a far more productive idea then simply uncritically swallowing the idea that we have nothing at all to worry about. Complacency trolling is far worse than concern trolling.
Posted by: Reality Check at August 31, 2012 06:23 PM (hvzWz)


Did you clear this piercing analysis with your partner in gloom, Eeyore of Ekaterinburg?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at August 31, 2012 01:31 PM (FcKXR)

182 Democrat plants, yes that's it.  Romney is losing on purpose because the Jooooish cabal that controls the world promised him billions if he would throw the election.  Gallup, Gallup I say, listen to me Gallup! 



Depression, depression, I'm sinking into a depression every second that Romney isn't talking about the recession!  Nobody cares about getting to know Romney, that he seems like the kind of guy everybody would like to have as a friend when Obama is the kind of guy who you wouldn't even want to sit next to on a plane ride.


Depression!  Clint Eastwood was a plant, he's secretly voting for Obama and he's fooled all you morons.  Congratulations morons!  You're working for Obama's reelection and you don't even know it.  Ha!  Ha!  I can't find my Atavan.  Klonopin, I need my Klonopin!


Posted by: Reality Unchecked at August 31, 2012 01:31 PM (/YJYi)

183 I like that, MWR. Consider it stolen.

Posted by: Wyatt's Torch at August 31, 2012 01:31 PM (zxrQh)

184 the first time I watched I missed when he said he was talking to a chair ala Bob Newhart. so at first I thought he rambled until I realized it was a Newhart routine- again I date myself. Watching again , he was precious. His best line IMHO, " or not so nice guy , if youve seen those commercials" Romney should run with that lline.

Posted by: Avi at August 31, 2012 01:31 PM (51xVX)

185 The left has nothing to counter this. Who would be a 'surprise' speaker there? Clooney...yawn. Oprah....hmph. Chavez or Castro might generate some interest.

Posted by: RWC at August 31, 2012 01:32 PM (gwWRQ)

186 167 TN, Dc is nice...Champs is a lot better than it was

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 01:33 PM (LRFds)

187 What you dummies don't understand is that, by mentioning "libertarians," Clint was speaking code to vote for Gary Johnson...right under our noses!

Posted by: Reality Chucklehead at August 31, 2012 01:33 PM (96M6e)

188 No that's just how he is because he's 82 yrs old. It get's that way when you're old, doesn't mean you're an idiot. It just takes a bit longer to get your point across.

I get that.  However, just last night there was a trailer for a new movie he's in- he's not so old that he can't deliver his lines.  Gran Torino wasn't so long ago.  A bit of prep would've gone a long ways.

It's not worth arguing about- the crowd liked him, and that's what matters.  At the beginning though, I was worried for him.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 31, 2012 01:33 PM (SY2Kh)

189

I guess if the dems are going to focus on abortion at their convention their prop could be an empty womb

 

*Too soon?*

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 01:34 PM (hCGXZ)

190

@MWR,

 

That's coppery.  Slip a couple of rusty padlocks in that sock and you're in bidness.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 01:34 PM (JDIKC)

191 Looks like Average Reality is back.

Posted by: Soona at August 31, 2012 01:34 PM (I4HMb)

192 ‘Eastwooding’ makes the rounds on the Web

seen on Yahoo. Apparently only Obama supporters actually have anything to say about it, though.

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2012 01:34 PM (bJm7W)

193 137 Does it matter? The entire convention was squandered. Every moment ...blah...blah...blah...ing at all to worry about. Complacency trolling is far worse than concern trolling.

Posted by: Reality Check at August 31, 2012 06:23 PM (hvzWz)



Don't concern yourself about the base.  They are fired up and will go out.  It's the idiots in the middle for the win.  They see Dirty Harry supporting the R candidate, and the elderly, the most important demographic, who have so much free time see all the media mocking Eastwood for being old and displaying the speech traits of age.  Keep calling him Grandpa Simpson you leftwing idiots.  See how that plays with the large bloc of voters who have a 90% turnout rate. 


In my neighbourhood, the voting station is usually in the local old folks center.



Posted by: Billy Quizboy at August 31, 2012 01:35 PM (FEzSe)

194 If it was me in place of Eastwood and the Precedent was truly in that chair....I can tell you, I wouldn't have been as nice to him as Eastwood was.

The empty chair is an iconic visual, so reminiscent of all of Eastwood's personal performances and performances he directed.  I believe that I have read articles from other actors whom Eastwood directed, basically saying that they never got much feedback from him during filming, and at first it was unnerving, but the when the final product was released it was right on target.




Posted by: Nance at August 31, 2012 01:35 PM (6Uh43)

195 @JonahNRO This Baja Fresh has so many empty chairs they should call it the Hall of Presidents

Posted by: rockmom at August 31, 2012 01:36 PM (qe2/V)

196 Posted by: Reality Check at August 31, 2012 06:23 PM (hvzWz) At last. The Severe Head Trauma Party spokesman has arrived.

Posted by: eman at August 31, 2012 01:36 PM (Wp4rQ)

197

 

117....(3) This shows just how mean the media and Democrats can be.

 

Posted by: AmishDude at August 31, 2012 06:19 PM (T0NGe)

 

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That was one of Eastwood's points.

 

He said something like....."they're not nice people, if you've been looking at their Ads".

 

Eastwood threw himself out there...as Bait.

And they are too stupid to  realize it.

 

Crazy like a fox, that Gunny Highway.

Posted by: wheatie at August 31, 2012 01:36 PM (5BAYg)

198 The thing with Clint's speech, as many have mentioned, is it just gets better the more times you watch it. And thanks to the media, who keep playing the clips over and over and over again, everyone is getting to watch it over and over and over again. I'd say they were tripping over their own dicks, but that would require them to have dicks.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:36 PM (CA2NO)

199 I think he accomplished exactly what he meant to, here's why : my husband (who pays No attention to politics) tuned in just to watch Clint. He totally got the bit, thought it was funny as hell. But he also said "There's still no chance Romney is gonna win." I said "turn if you want to " but he watched Rubio and Romney. Then he said "maybe I was wrong "

Posted by: Jen et.al at August 31, 2012 01:37 PM (UJ+3B)

200 I like that, MWR. Consider it stolen. Posted by: Wyatt's Torch at August 31, 2012 06:31 PM (zxrQh) *bowing* I do what I can.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:37 PM (CA2NO)

201 ‘Eastwooding’ makes the rounds on the Web
seen on Yahoo. Apparently only Obama supporters actually have anything to say about it, though.

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2012 06:34 PM (bJm7W)



Some idiot did it this morning on Bloomberg.  It was funny, though, because he had no idea what he was doing.  He actually acted as if he was seriously talking to a chair, asked a couple of questions and then turned to the camera and said, "Nothing.  Empty chairs don't talk."  Zing!!  LOL.

I cracked up.  Empty heads get jobs at Bloomberg, evidently.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 31, 2012 01:37 PM (X3lox)

202 @MWR, That's coppery. Slip a couple of rusty padlocks in that sock and you're in bidness. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 06:34 PM (JDIKC) Ooh, thanks! Good point! I'll do that!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:38 PM (CA2NO)

203 With all his charitable donations and personal donations of his time, how can anyone in their right mind call Romney greedy?

Posted by: Redd at August 31, 2012 01:38 PM (w062R)

204 @JonahNRO This Baja Fresh has so many empty chairs they should call it the Hall of Presidents Posted by: rockmom at August 31, 2012 06:36 PM (qe2/V) LOL! I love Jonah.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:39 PM (CA2NO)

205 I really need to get a digital copy of High Plains Drifter.  Maybe iTunes?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 31, 2012 01:39 PM (dX4hn)

206 I get that. However, just last night there was a trailer for a new movie he's in- he's not so old that he can't deliver his lines. Gran Torino wasn't so long ago. A bit of prep would've gone a long ways.

It's not worth arguing about- the crowd liked him, and that's what matters. At the beginning though, I was worried for him.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 31, 2012 06:33 PM (SY2Kh)


You're kidding right?  Do you understand that actors aren't as witty and prepared in real life as they are on screen?  They do 20 takes of a scene and a lot of editing to make an actor look good.

Posted by: Billy Quizboy at August 31, 2012 01:39 PM (FEzSe)

207 188 HP, Go back, you can see the scene work in his mind's eye. It was 80/100 schtick, and it worked. Watch him leave, you can see his manner change. He nailed it.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 01:39 PM (LRFds)

208 you bring a sock full of pennies to a fight, we bring a chair. (Joe Biden Speaks! now in its 75th out of 85 printings)

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2012 01:39 PM (bJm7W)

209
To counter the Eastwood effect, progressives will use a star with more substantial credentials, Lady Gag Gag! 

Posted by: Dr Fish, TDY to SAT for ill mom at August 31, 2012 01:40 PM (ndqJC)

210 206 bq, See "my favorite year"

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 01:40 PM (LRFds)

211 Its interesting to see the divide. Some people just did not get Clint, and a lot did. There's something connecting the people who didn't get it, too. Some common cultural or worldview thread, it seems like.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2012 01:40 PM (r4wIV)

212 Breaking: MSNBC reporting Vice President Biden's campaign staff to issue formal apology to the staff of the Akron Marriott and will cover all costs associated with the disinfecting of pool facilities.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at August 31, 2012 01:40 PM (+lsX1)

213 To counter the Eastwood effect, progressives will use a star with more substantial credentials, Lady Gag Gag! Posted by: Dr Fish, TDY to SAT for ill mom at August 31, 2012 06:40 PM (ndqJC) She's feuding with PETA, so I don't htink they'll use her. She'd split the base.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:41 PM (CA2NO)

214 Clint is an actor, and a great one at that. If he wanted to, he could have delivered a stemwinder that would have made Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" look like "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish." The "defects" in his performance were calculated to transform a Hollywood star into an Everyman who was saying what the average Joes are thinking. It was brilliantly conceived and executed.

Posted by: Milesdei at August 31, 2012 01:41 PM (Iljdt)

215 209
To counter the Eastwood effect, progressives will use a star with more substantial credentials, Lady Gag Gag!

come on, we all knew Moochelle would be there...

Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2012 01:41 PM (bJm7W)

216 you bring a sock full of pennies to a fight, we bring a chair. (Joe Biden Speaks! now in its 75th out of 85 printings) Posted by: mallfly at August 31, 2012 06:39 PM (bJm7W) lol!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:41 PM (CA2NO)

217 119 I just drove all the way over Jim Treacher, and boy, are my wheels tired! Posted by: Chevy Suburban at August 31, 2012 06:20 PM (JDIKC) "HA HA YOU GOT HIT BY A CAR"

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 01:42 PM (X3KAb)

218 Shit. Treacher just cracked me up.

Posted by: Wyatt's Torch at August 31, 2012 01:43 PM (zxrQh)

219 What is an "Empire of Jeff," and when is he going to come out to his parents?

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 01:44 PM (X3KAb)

220 She's feuding with PETA, so I don't htink they'll use her. She'd split the base.

---

You're talking about Democrats.  Doublethink is SOP for them.

Posted by: mediumheadboy at August 31, 2012 01:44 PM (aHR5E)

221 Nice. Between 'invisible obama' and '#eastwooding.' SCOAMF is turning into a national joke. What was that about mockery again?

Posted by: RWC at August 31, 2012 01:44 PM (gwWRQ)

222 Shit. Treacher just cracked me up. Posted by: Wyatt's Torch at August 31, 2012 06:43 PM (zxrQh) He does that. Just don't drink any carbonated or fermented beverages when reading the HQ and you'll be fine.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:44 PM (CA2NO)

223 I don't agree that he rambled. He was like a dog on scent following an "S" pattern. The dog goes in and out of the scent but remains generally on the path. Eastwood was always talking about the same thing. He uttered a lot of "ers" and "uhs" and faded out and in a bit, but that's not rambling.

Posted by: rrpjr at August 31, 2012 01:44 PM (BYQyM)

224 Eastwood has access to a bevy of Hollywood writers who could create a polished statement, but it wouldn't fit his style.  He's a blood and guts kinda guy, and we all expect him to come out punching or deliver a memorable line for the ages.  He did just that. 

"We've got to let him go."

-Clint Eastwood

Posted by: Dr Fish, TDY to SAT for ill mom at August 31, 2012 01:45 PM (ndqJC)

225 You're talking about Democrats. Doublethink is SOP for them. Posted by: mediumheadboy at August 31, 2012 06:44 PM (aHR5E) This is true... Provided she doesn't wear a new iteration of The Meat Dress, it MIGHT. JUST. WORK.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:45 PM (CA2NO)

226 I watched it last night and thought it was great! It was like a one man improv show in Vegas. A guy just talking about whatever was on his mind and wanted to share.....and share he did. Any normal person got it. The fact that the media didn't get it means there wierd alien idiots which we already knew, or they did get it and are just being petulant children (which they are) and are acting that way because they know it was very effective.

Posted by: Raemu at August 31, 2012 01:45 PM (mD5eY)

227 He's up there with John Wayne and Cary Grant and Gary Cooper.

Yes, no, no.

To people under 50, Wayne and Eastwood aren't just movie stars, they're cultural icons. You never have had to seen any of their movies and you know exactly who they are.  There aren't many of those.  And the only others I can think of are in comedy: Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, the Three Stooges.

Clint Eastwood's name was mentioned a dozen times in Back to the Future, Part III.  A film he had nothing to do with.

Posted by: AmishDude (some opinions endorsed by Clint Eastwood) at August 31, 2012 01:46 PM (T0NGe)

228 "He uttered a lot of "ers" and "uhs" and faded out and in a bit, but that's not rambling. "
People who don't get that need to listen to some of Bob Newhart's standup
http://youtu.be/i7YBaiJMnik

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2012 01:46 PM (r4wIV)

229

The visual is great.  The metaphor is perfection.  Clint, the movie director, wrapped up an empty chair, tied it in a pretty ribbon, and presented it to  Romney  as an iconic gift to the campaign.


An empty chair.    Bulls-eye.


I wonder how long this has been brewing in his brain?

Posted by: mama winger in paul ryan's district at August 31, 2012 01:47 PM (P6QsQ)

230

I thought that underneath it all, Eastwood was both very heartfelt and humble.  Thanks, Clint.

 

Posted by: Lace Whig at August 31, 2012 01:47 PM (+OP3J)

231 194 If it was me in place of Eastwood and the Precedent was truly in that chair....I can tell you, I wouldn't have been as nice to him as Eastwood was.

The empty chair is an iconic visual, so reminiscent of all of Eastwood's personal performances and performances he directed. I believe that I have read articles from other actors whom Eastwood directed, basically saying that they never got much feedback from him during filming, and at first it was unnerving, but the when the final product was released it was right on target.
Posted by: Nance at August 31, 2012 06:35 PM (6Uh43)

How much must've Clint and Co. been giggling their asses off when they came up with and were testing out that bit? 


Posted by: Flounder at August 31, 2012 01:47 PM (Kkt/i)

232

>>>I just drove all the way over Jim Treacher, and boy, are my wheels tired!

 

I'm sure it's already been said but....sweet fuckin' Jesus Jeff, that's pure funny.  I still laugh at that comment you made about Big Suburban.

 

Nicely done as usual.   Five moron bucks for you!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at August 31, 2012 01:49 PM (oFVWZ)

233 It just clicked.  That was Foster Brooks.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 31, 2012 01:49 PM (dX4hn)

234 "The fact that the media didn't get it means there wierd alien idiots which we already knew, or they did get it and are just being petulant children (which they are) and are acting that way because they know it was very effective."
Its a cultural divide, a shibboleth kind of thing. They didn't get it, and won't. Others? Yeah it killed, and that chair is going down in history.
Like I've said before, people just don't like the news media or Democrats very much right now, but Clint has 50+ years of good will built up. They attack him and they end up looking bad. Its like some stranger yelling at your mom to hurry up with her walker.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2012 01:49 PM (r4wIV)

235 What the fuck. Did I do something to offend you guys?

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 01:50 PM (X3KAb)

236 To people under 50, Wayne and Eastwood aren't just movie stars, they're cultural icons. You never have had to seen any of their movies and you know exactly who they are. It reminds me of that scene in Crocodile Dundee when Mick beats the crap out of the bad guys in the subway, and those little Japanese guys are watching and scurry over to help him. And the shorter Japanese guy turns to the taller one and says, "You know who that was? Clint Eastwood!"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:50 PM (CA2NO)

237 On NBC Nightly News Brian "16 credits" Williams and Trandrea were both still puzzled by Clint, so they brought in Monkey Boy Gregory for intellectual heft.  Brilliant use of resources imo.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny solidarity) at August 31, 2012 01:51 PM (8gs37)

238 223 I don't agree that he rambled. He was like a dog on scent following an "S" pattern. The dog goes in and out of the scent but remains generally on the path. Eastwood was always talking about the same thing. Heuttered a lot of "ers" and "uhs" and faded out and in a bit, but that's not rambling.

Posted by: rrpjr at August 31, 2012 06:44 PM (BYQyM)


Disagree.  He did ramble.  Doesn't mean he's stupid, it's just what age does to you.  But think about what the mocking of him will mean to the people who turn out en masse to the voting booths and watch CNN all day.  (hint:the ramblers)  I think this speech and the media reaction to it is a huge win. 

Posted by: Billy Quizboy at August 31, 2012 01:51 PM (FEzSe)

239 What you dummies don't understand is that, by mentioning "libertarians," Clint was speaking code to vote for Gary Johnson...right under our noses!

--------------


Ahhhh......  that point went right passed me.  I think you're right.  He gave them permission.

Posted by: mama winger in paul ryan's district at August 31, 2012 01:51 PM (P6QsQ)

240

I  kid Treacher because I love his stuff.

 

He'll be laughing about this thing in a couple of years,  but there's no  reason the rest  of us can't laugh now.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 01:51 PM (JDIKC)

241 Are you kidding me, Jeff? You laugh about my lifetime debilitating injury, and then you say "I kid because I love"? Fuck you.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 01:52 PM (X3KAb)

242 What the fuck. Did I do something to offend you guys? Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 06:50 PM (X3KAb) We love you, Treacher. The Moron Horde teases because they love. Well... except when it comes to trolls like Reality Check. Then we tease because we want to crush their soul, break their spirit, and grind their egos to dust. You know. Potato/potahto.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:53 PM (CA2NO)

243

I didn't much care for the bit live. I thought it was strange. But the Joe Biden line was hysterical and when Eastwood paused and said, "We own this country," he put his finger right on what has people so pissed off about this goddamned administration.

I watched his act again and liked it better the 2nd time. But the howling from the left and Obama's bitchy response tells me everything i need to know about how effective it was. Verdict? Direct hit.

Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 01:53 PM (HzhBE)

244 We would not eviscerate you if we didn't care.

Posted by: mama winger in paul ryan's district at August 31, 2012 01:54 PM (P6QsQ)

245 *munches popcorn*

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 31, 2012 01:54 PM (dX4hn)

246 228, Christopher Taylor, did you see Newhart's tweet last night? I bet he was he was laughing his ass off. And it made me wonder if he's also a secret Hollywood conservative.

Posted by: jakeman at August 31, 2012 01:54 PM (96M6e)

247 I was listening to Howie Carr on the way home and he wasn't sold on the Clint speech. I have never wanted to call in to his show more than I did right then. "HOWIE," I wanted to say, "you're missing the genius! YOU'RE A SMART GUY. How can you miss this!"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:54 PM (CA2NO)

248 Sorry Treacher.  Nobody mentioned you were permanently hurt.   I apologize.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 01:54 PM (JDIKC)

249 Eat my shit. I'm crippled for life. I leave a comment backing up Ace, and you laugh about the worst thing that's ever happened to me. Suck a dick. Aw, just kiddding!

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 01:54 PM (X3KAb)

250 221 Nice. Between 'invisible obama' and '#eastwooding.' SCOAMF is turning into a national joke.

What was that about mockery again?

Posted by: RWC at August 31, 2012 06:44 PM (gwWRQ)

Well, that wasn't quite what I had in mind.

Posted by: Zombie Saul Alinksy at August 31, 2012 01:55 PM (Kkt/i)

251

>>>What the fuck. Did I do something to offend you guys?

 

No dude.  Not at all.  I love your stuff.  Getting your knee fucked up was awful.

 

I'm guessing you don't read the comments here all the time.  EoJ is the resident funny fucking asshole.  Well, most of the morons are funny fucking assholes but EoJ is Olympic level.  Roll with it my man.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at August 31, 2012 01:55 PM (oFVWZ)

252 EoJ just got tooled.

Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 01:55 PM (HzhBE)

253 I watched his act again and liked it better the 2nd time. But the howling from the left and Obama's bitchy response tells me everything i need to know about how effective it was. Verdict? Direct hit. Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 06:53 PM (HzhBE) Or, to perpetuate the meme, "Ride right through them, they're demoralized as hell!"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at August 31, 2012 01:55 PM (CA2NO)

254 I'm not a smart man, but Clint was mighta performing 'art' when he did this. Big fan, everything I learned about life I learned from Gran Torino...

Posted by: TheThinMan at August 31, 2012 01:55 PM (/2ODN)

255 I dunno what the hell this is all about but Treacher cracks me the hell up even more than Ace does, his stuff is dead on hilarious. And thought provoking.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2012 01:56 PM (r4wIV)

256

In case it wasn't obvious, when I say 'funny fucking asshole', I say it with love.

 

But no homo.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at August 31, 2012 01:56 PM (oFVWZ)

257 Has anyone photoshopped the photo Obama tweeted with "We own this chair"?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 31, 2012 01:56 PM (dX4hn)

258

233 It just clicked. That was Foster Brooks.

 

 Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 31, 2012 06:49 PM (dX4hn)

 

-----------

 

Yeah....Foster Brooks.

Also, Red Skelton, Benny Hill, Bob Newhart.....even Dean Martin.

 

Clint Eastwood was using a classic comedy 'schtick'.....'Rambling Thoughts Full of Lethal Zingers'.

It allows you to flay someone in a polite way, with deniability.

"What? Oh, I was just rambling. Don't mind me."

 

And he pulled it off....beautifully.

 

Posted by: wheatie at August 31, 2012 01:56 PM (5BAYg)

259 248 Sorry Treacher. Nobody mentioned you were permanently hurt. I apologize. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 06:54 PM (JDIKC) Okay, seriously: Are you fucking kidding me? Why would you think that's something you'd say to somebody? What the hell is wrong with you? We don't know each other, motherfucker. We're not pals. I don't make jokes about how you beat off over your parents' wedding photos, do I? That's your business. In case I'm not making myself clear: Fuck you.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 01:56 PM (X3KAb)

260 The Great Grazing Herd of Independent Minds...

This is sheer poetry.

Kudos to ace.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 31, 2012 01:57 PM (xm1A1)

261 One more thing, even though this thread was pushed down:

(5) It was unusual, strange and unscripted.  You don't think the Dems will be falling all over themselves to do something like that?  Something weird but endearing?  Something that isn't just an inspirational political speech?

Posted by: AmishDude (some opinions endorsed by Clint Eastwood) at August 31, 2012 01:57 PM (T0NGe)

262 How many millions of hits is this thing gonna get 'tween now n election day?

1? 5? more?

Posted by: some guy at August 31, 2012 01:58 PM (v1uZf)

263 Noted RINO Squish Sellout Peggy Noonan on Clint Eastwood's speech: Clint Eastwood was funny, endearing—"Oprah was crying"—and carries his own kind of cultural authority. "It's time for somebody else to come along and solve the problem." He was free-form, interesting—you didn't quite know what was going to come next—strange and, in the end, kind of exhilarating. Talk about icons. The crowd yelling, "Make my day," was one of the great convention moments, ever."

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 31, 2012 01:58 PM (/COnL)

264 Walt, responding to the barber: who's this? The pussy kid from next door. Trying to man him up. BHO wouldn't/couldn't man up.

Posted by: TheThinMan at August 31, 2012 01:58 PM (/2ODN)

265 You don't think the Dems will be falling all over themselves to do something like that? Something weird but endearing? Something that isn't just an inspirational political speech?

-------------



Weird, yes.  Endearing?  No.

Posted by: mama winger in paul ryan's district at August 31, 2012 01:59 PM (P6QsQ)

266

Ok, then.  You got your apology.  It was sincere.  For a limited time only.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 01:59 PM (JDIKC)

267 Clint Eastwood single-handedly broke the embargo against Obama jokes.  He's let  chicken "comedians" see how it's possible and he let viewers know it's ok to "go there".  Thanks, Clint!

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at August 31, 2012 01:59 PM (KL49F)

268 Has anyone photoshopped the photo Obama tweeted with "We own this chair"?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 31, 2012 06:56 PM (dX4hn)



I replied to that tweet and I haven't been able to get on Twitter today.  I get on, but it never loads.  I assumed that it was being overloaded but since everyone else is bragging about how they're on Twitter now, I'm sort of wondering ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 31, 2012 01:59 PM (X3lox)

269 Eastwood threw himself out there...as Bait. It's like they didn't even watch 'Gran Torino.'

Posted by: nickless at August 31, 2012 01:59 PM (MMC8r)

270 Clint's routine is well-known in comedy. Others before him have used it. Stand-ups use it today, but in fragmented form. This technique reminds me a bit technique found in old science and philosophy books where there would be a dialogue between an advocate and his opposite. See Galileo.

Posted by: eman at August 31, 2012 01:59 PM (Wp4rQ)

271 I loved Clint last night! Thought he was great and all those who didn't "get it" just don't have a sense of humor. And for everyone worried that it wasn't rehearsed and smoothly delivered - go watch Obama. Sheeesh!

Posted by: rusticbroad at August 31, 2012 01:59 PM (FjF3P)

272

errrr ... I thought Jim Treacher and EoJ were just funning with each other.

 

 

Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 02:00 PM (HzhBE)

273 I think one particular moment of brilliance was the gag "I can't tell Romney that...he can't do that to himself."

It works, and is pure genius, because everyone can *imagine* Obama saying that, and that's a powerful image.  If you tried that gag on Reagan, or even Romney, it would fall flat because no one could honestly imagine either man stooping to such a level.  But with Obama, it's not only the first place your mind goes to but, once your mind goes there, you realize how right it is.  Obama *would* say that.  He *would* act that way.  And to the mushy-minded voters out there, that's the most powerful indictment of Obama that Eastwood could have offered. 

Pure genius, IMHO.

Posted by: Rich0116 at August 31, 2012 02:00 PM (V485k)

274 266 Ok, then. You got your apology. It was sincere.For a limited time only. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 06:59 PM (JDIKC) Time's up. Suck my dick, you stupid asshole.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:00 PM (X3KAb)

275 Nevermind the ebb and flow of the speech; it was Clint talking completely unscripted and saying what he felt in the way that real people talk. Wait until next week when little Eva Longoria will give a wordy speech in which she won't know the meaning of any of the actual words.

Posted by: UGAdawg at August 31, 2012 02:00 PM (WYOrt)

276 If anyone's in the mood for more Newhart, his "Stop It!" gag is brilliant: http://preview.tinyurl.com/8tpgg4n

Posted by: jakeman at August 31, 2012 02:00 PM (96M6e)

277 Well I guess Peggy Noonan just gave the Upper West Side permission to vote for Romney, eh?

Posted by: mama winger in paul ryan's district at August 31, 2012 02:01 PM (P6QsQ)

278 Walt Kowalski: did ya ever think ya messed with the wrong guy? BOOM

Posted by: TheThinMan at August 31, 2012 02:01 PM (/2ODN)

279 272 errrr ... I thought Jim Treacher and EoJ were just funning with each other. Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 07:00 PM (HzhBE) Yeah, I know it's not really cool or anything, but I don't really have a sense of humor about being crippled for life. Especially when it comes out of nowhere, from some little piece of shit who tries to play the "Just Kidding!" game. Just a thing with me, I guess.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:02 PM (X3KAb)

280

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 31, 2012 06:58 PM (/COnL)

 

Is Noonan trying to get back  in our good graces after she swooned for O? LOL. More grovelling and a public apology, Peg, before  we  even  think  of   forgiving  you.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at August 31, 2012 02:02 PM (KL49F)

281 248 Sorry Treacher. Nobody mentioned you were permanently hurt. I apologize.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 06:54 PM (JDIKC)


Hey Treach?  He unequivocally apologized.  He didn't know every detail of your personal life so chill the fuck out.

Posted by: Billy Quizboy at August 31, 2012 02:02 PM (FEzSe)

282

Not taking sides, Jim. I didn't know you were crippled. I thought you guys were playing and that's why I said EoJ got tooled.

Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 02:04 PM (HzhBE)

283 No. He knows enough about my personal life to make a fucking joke about me getting hit by a car, for no reason he's been able to articulate. He can take it.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:04 PM (X3KAb)

284 Regarding Obama's tweet "this seat's taken", it  reminded me of  those who called MA's senate seat "Ted Kennedy's", and we ALL saw how that  turned out!

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at August 31, 2012 02:04 PM (KL49F)

285 TREACHER! Man up ya pussy!

Posted by: TheThinMan at August 31, 2012 02:04 PM (/2ODN)

286

269
Eastwood threw himself out there...as Bait.

It's like they didn't even watch 'Gran Torino.'

 

Posted by: nickless at August 31, 2012 06:59 PM (MMC8r)

 

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Exactly, nickless.

 

In fact....Eastwood has used himself as 'bait' in a lot of his movies.

It's sort of a recurring thing for him.

Posted by: wheatie at August 31, 2012 02:05 PM (5BAYg)

287 257 Has anyone photoshopped the photo Obama tweeted with "We own this chair"?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 31, 2012 06:56 PM (dX4hn)


There was one last night on "Thread 5" with SCOAMF on the placard. I have another in my sock.

Posted by: Flounder at August 31, 2012 02:05 PM (Kkt/i)

288 Well, let's all make things worse.

Posted by: nickless at August 31, 2012 02:05 PM (MMC8r)

289

Ok, withdrawn.  I won't mention it again, but if you won't accept an apology freely given, I guess you ain't worth it.

 

I'll somehow motor on without your approval.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 02:05 PM (JDIKC)

290 So.  How 'bout those Packers, eh?

Posted by: mama winger in paul ryan's district at August 31, 2012 02:06 PM (P6QsQ)

291 246 228, Christopher Taylor, did you see Newhart's tweet last night? I bet he was he was laughing his ass off. And it made me wonder if he's also a secret Hollywood conservative.

He's a devoted Catholic and I can't recall him saying anything political and I've seen a few interviews where he could have.

Maybe he's just a polite humble guy who thinks that the world doesn't need to hear his opinions on everything.

Which, yes, would make him a conservative.

Posted by: AmishDude (some opinions endorsed by Clint Eastwood) at August 31, 2012 02:06 PM (T0NGe)

292 Sure was hot today, mama winger. Yup.

Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 02:06 PM (HzhBE)

293 285 TREACHER! Man up ya pussy! Posted by: TheThinMan at August 31, 2012 07:04 PM (/2ODN) Suck your mother's dick. Hope that helps.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:06 PM (X3KAb)

294 Anybody have a strong opinoin one way or the other on longbows?

Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 02:07 PM (HzhBE)

295  EoJ just got tooled.

Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 06:55 PM (HzhBE)

 

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Well.  I would have never  guessed.

Posted by: Andrew Sullivan at August 31, 2012 02:07 PM (zPoXN)

296 289 Ok, withdrawn. I won't mention it again, but if you won't accept an apology freely given, I guess you ain't worth it. I'll somehow motor on without your approval. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 07:05 PM (JDIKC) Why did you mention it in the first place? I'm asking you a serious question. I'd really like to know how your "mind" works.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:07 PM (X3KAb)

297

Posted by: Rich0116 at August 31, 2012 07:00 PM (V485k)

 

Yes, Clint was not just politely  calling O a bad POTUS ala Rubio (the only flaw in Rubio's otherwise great  speech), Clint was showing people that O is an arrogant, POS. O is a bad person who gets angry and petty when he's crossed. And Clint was definitely  crossing O last night.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at August 31, 2012 02:08 PM (KL49F)

298 >>>I'll somehow motor on without your approval.

PARTY FOUL

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 31, 2012 02:08 PM (/COnL)

299 Anyone want a Fresca?

Posted by: jakeman at August 31, 2012 02:08 PM (96M6e)

300 What was Newhart's tweet? He's not a 'Hollywood' type. He's a guy who was working as a midwestern accountant and kind of fell into the whole comedy biz. I don't see him being the pampered douchebags who go to lefty colleges for their drama programs.

Posted by: nickless at August 31, 2012 02:08 PM (MMC8r)

301 Look, at the end of the day and American f'ing ICON said obama needs to be fired and is VP is an IMBECILE...and the media is harping on his delivery!!!!
HUGE win for us!

Posted by: rukiddingme? at August 31, 2012 02:08 PM (MbeEN)

302

Men wearing open toed shoes in public--for or against?

Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 02:09 PM (HzhBE)

303 You know how between the speeches the band would strike up a tune?

Earlier yesterday I had the idea that it would be great if they got a stand-up comic out there to lighten up the mood.

My wish was granted.

Who knew it would be Clint Eastwood to do the comic routine?

Pure.  Comedy.  Gold.

Posted by: Bart at August 31, 2012 02:09 PM (he2LC)

304 251 >>>What the fuck. Did I do something to offend you guys? No dude. Not at all. I love your stuff. Getting your knee fucked up was awful. I'm guessing you don't read the comments here all the time. EoJ is the resident funny fucking asshole. Well, most of the morons are funny fucking assholes but EoJ is Olympic level. Roll with it my man. Posted by: Lurking Canuck at August 31, 2012 06:55 PM (oFVWZ) No. Anybody else have any demands for me to consider?

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:09 PM (X3KAb)

305 I'm curious what old people think of the speech and the Left's, um, interesting reaction. I don't know any because they scare me. But I'd like to hear their perspective as long as they kept it short and focused.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 31, 2012 02:09 PM (N/1Dm)

306 300, nickless: I heard that Clint Eastwood was channeling me at the RNC. My lawyers and I are drafting our lawsuit... #RNC #ClintEastwood #rnc2012 #GOP2012 Brilliant!

Posted by: jakeman at August 31, 2012 02:10 PM (96M6e)

307 What was Newhart's tweet?

He heard that Clint was channeling him at the RNC Convention and his lawyers are drawing up a suit.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 31, 2012 02:10 PM (X3lox)

308

@296,

 

Guess you'll go to your grave  still wondering,  then.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 02:10 PM (JDIKC)

309 Wasn't that too bad about the Lindburgh baby?

Posted by: S. Weasel at August 31, 2012 02:10 PM (EfwAG)

310 Posted by: nickless at August 31, 2012 07:08 PM (MMC8r) ----- That he was going to talk to his lawyers.

Posted by: RWC at August 31, 2012 02:10 PM (gwWRQ)

311 Maybe I should read further back than  just  the last ten comments.  Ah, now everything makes sense.

Posted by: Soona at August 31, 2012 02:11 PM (zPoXN)

312 LOL, Juan Williams just said that he thought that Clint was "perhaps disrespectful" to Obama.

Gee, Juan, you think?

Posted by: Bart at August 31, 2012 02:11 PM (he2LC)

313 So the East Germans gave it a 1.4. Good thing the lowest and highest scores are always thrown out of the average.

Posted by: logprof at August 31, 2012 02:11 PM (GUfwq)

314 "Anybody else have any demands for me to consider?"
Can you do some show tunes? Anything involving Ethel Merman.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2012 02:11 PM (r4wIV)

315 Yikes.

Posted by: Knemon at August 31, 2012 02:11 PM (bUGII)

316 Comedians will not say boo about Clint's delivery. Few of them could come close to mastering that style.

Posted by: eman at August 31, 2012 02:11 PM (Wp4rQ)

317 Ever rip open a bag of potato chips and instead of the top opening, the whole side tears? Man, I hate that. Do you guys hate that?

Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 02:12 PM (HzhBE)

318 308 @296, Guess you'll go to your grave still wondering, then. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 07:10 PM (JDIKC) So now you're going to be petulant? Are you really going to play the victim? Alright. Run along, I'm sure Mommy needs to hem your skirt.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:12 PM (X3KAb)

319 Jim, I'm not sire everyone here knows your history. I was very happy to see you back since I had been absent. It sounds as though your injuty had not healed as well as I had hoped. Was there any progress on the criminal case front?

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 02:12 PM (LRFds)

320 >>>Why did you mention it in the first place? I'm asking you a serious question. I'd really like to know how your "mind" works.

Um...dude?  He didn't know it was something that is the source of enduring and constant pain/agony for you.  He (most of us actually, I'm guessing) thought it was just something awful that happened, but was in the past, and you could laugh about it now.  (If you had, say, lost a wife or kid, nobody would be making fun of THAT.)

Remember: this is a site that as a basic rule makes it a point to clown on its regulars and hit them in personal places.  People call my girlfriend a dirty whore on a semi-weekly basis.  Ace has been insulted by nearly everyone for his panic attacks, social anxiety, klonopin usage, and general Ewokish-ness. 

EoJ really WASN'T kidding when he said that he was kidding because he loved (to paraphrase).  Haven't you read enough of the comments around here to know that's how we roll?  When I read the initial joke, I thought it was well within bounds as gallows humor (but funny), as I'm sure he did.  When you pointed out that it's seriously not funny because you've been permanently crippled, he apologized sincerely.  But the initial joke was not mean cruelly.  He just figured, "hey, Treacher?  He's familiar with the Moron Code, he knows how we roll in here."  He wasn't trying to hurt your feelings.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 31, 2012 02:13 PM (/COnL)

321 317, Warden, haha I know exactly whatcha mean! The only thing worse is when I try to crack a beer and the tab doesn't open all the way. Such a hassle!

Posted by: jakeman at August 31, 2012 02:13 PM (96M6e)

322 Nooner is still in a Bizarro World Sunset Boulevard where the aging crone gets increased exposure on Morning Schmoe the more addled she gets.  Maybe people think she's Meeka's mother.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny solidarity) at August 31, 2012 02:13 PM (teBzT)

323 Found out the Scott Walker is going over to visit the troops next week.  Little Winger said he thinks he'll get a couple of days of face time with him.  He's pumped.  

Posted by: mama winger in paul ryan's district at August 31, 2012 02:14 PM (P6QsQ)

324 Gosh.  Must be time  for the ole' ONT, huh?

Posted by: Soona at August 31, 2012 02:15 PM (zPoXN)

325 Best shiv of the show? This at his close:

Eastwood - "We don't have to be -- what I'm saying, we do not have to be metal (ph) masochists and vote for somebody that we don't really even want in office just because they seem to be nice guys or maybe not so nice guys, if you look at some of the recent ads going out there, I don't know."

BOOM! goes the dynamite. The first -- think about that, the first! -- major voice to come right out and say what we've been saying for years. Obama is no nice guy. In fact, he's a major a**hole much of the time. He just plays the charade a bit more slyly than most or at least well enough to give the MFM plausible deniability to his a**holedness.

So Eastwood just opened the zipper to the Nice Guy teflon suit. Let's see if any "comedians" can roust themselves out of their stupors and do their jobs.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 31, 2012 02:15 PM (eHIJJ)

326 Posted by: Jeff B. at August 31, 2012 07:13 PM (/COnL) No. Sorry. When I know somebody got hit by a car, I don't assume it's a wacky humor joke. And I don't then try to hide behind, "Oh, I didn't KNOW." What the fuck is wrong with you guys? Seriously.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:15 PM (X3KAb)

327 That's awesome, mama winger. Mrs. Jakeman is a cheesehead and still has most of her family in WI, so we followed that whole saga pretty closely. Please thank Little Winger for his service for me.

Posted by: jakeman at August 31, 2012 02:16 PM (96M6e)

328 Juan Williams just said that he thought that Clint was "perhaps disrespectful" to Obama. "Poor George, he can't help it, he was born with a silver foot in his mouth." Ma Richards KILLED with that line at the DNC, and nobody ever played a violin for any of the Bushes. Why the fuck does Presnit Prissypants get to be treated like a fucking china doll?

Posted by: nickless at August 31, 2012 02:16 PM (MMC8r)

329 In a just world comedians would have been ripping mister "makes the seas stop rising" from day one, but they really ought to after this. Clint opened the door, but they'll cower outside it still. Even guys like DiPaulo tend not to rip on Obama when it would be so easy. Can you even imagine the SNL skits if they were genuinely interested only in comedy and not politics?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2012 02:17 PM (r4wIV)

330 >>>Eastwood - "We don't have to be -- what I'm saying, we do not have to be metal (ph) masochists

"MENTAL masochists" is what he said.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 31, 2012 02:17 PM (/COnL)

331 "What the fuck is wrong with you guys? Seriously."
I guess that rules out the show tunes.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2012 02:17 PM (r4wIV)

332

"What the fuck is wrong with you guys? Seriously."

We'll probably need a whole 'nother thread for that.

Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 02:18 PM (HzhBE)

333
Most dangerous man in the world?  Clint Eastwood in a Speedo!  Go ahead and make a comment punk...

Posted by: Dr Fish, TDY to SAT for ill mom at August 31, 2012 02:18 PM (ndqJC)

334 I gotta say the humor around here is pretty flat.

Posted by: Rachel Corrie at August 31, 2012 02:18 PM (Wp4rQ)

335 I thought it was on-target and remarkably deft.  Oh, but Clint didn't have the masterly delivery of Bill Maher or the arch wit of Margaret Cho, is that the problem?

Posted by: Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK at August 31, 2012 02:18 PM (7v5Ct)

336 What the fuck is wrong with you guys? Seriously.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 07:15 PM (X3KAb)

 

 

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Whoa!  Step back.  Consider where you're commenting now.  Now please, if you could, rephrase that question.

Posted by: Soona at August 31, 2012 02:18 PM (zPoXN)

337 Mrs. Jakeman is a cheesehead and still has most of her family in WI, so we followed that whole saga pretty closely. Please thank Little Winger for his service for me.

Posted by: jakeman at August 31, 2012 07:16 PM (96M6e)


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Cheeseheads are the best.  You are lucky to be married to one.


Yeah, we went through the wringer here with that whole Scott Walker thing, but you know what?  It was a gift.  A blessing.  It ended up being the best thing that ever happened to the conservative movement here. Because we got to make our case and we came together and worked our arses off and now we know how to win.


Kicking the unions in the bee-hind was an added bonus.


I will pass along your well wishes to kid-of-mine, and thank you kindly.

Posted by: mama winger in paul ryan's district at August 31, 2012 02:19 PM (P6QsQ)

338

No, I'm not being petulant, Treacher.  I sincerely apologized to  you, you're not satisfied  with it,  so I'm out of things  to  say to  you that won't  piss you off even more.

 

Is that what you want?  A two man flame war until you feel better?

 

I'm big  enough to apologize when I (unknowingly)  step on someone's toes,  but I'm not going to grovel  and smell the glove when it's not good enough for  you.  Fuck that.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 02:19 PM (JDIKC)

339

"What the fuck is wrong with you guys? Seriously."

JeffB's feet smell like Funyons, for starters.

Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 02:19 PM (HzhBE)

340 "What the fuck is wrong with you guys?" Did you see the article about trolling that Ace tweeted a day or two ago (in a riff on Max Blumenthal's manifest sociopathy)? The internet has that effect on people - on the outright trolls most clearly, but more than just them. Lines get blurred even when people don't think they're crossing them.

Posted by: Knemon at August 31, 2012 02:20 PM (bUGII)

341 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2012 07:17 PM (r4wIV) Whatever. Anyway, back to the point, before a little girl named Jeff decided to fuck with me for no apparent reason: Eastwood killed. Obama flinched. Romney is our next president.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:20 PM (X3KAb)

342
Preznit Obama deserves respect from Crint Eeewood two!

Posted by: Peggy Joseph, Obama Buttgirl at August 31, 2012 02:20 PM (ndqJC)

343

268Has anyone photoshopped the photo Obama tweeted with "We own this chair"?

Insty has it

I like Treacher and EoJ and I'm sad to see this kerfuffle

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 02:20 PM (hCGXZ)

344 Stop pouring maple syrup on me.

Posted by: Rachel Corrie at August 31, 2012 02:21 PM (Wp4rQ)

345 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 07:19 PM (JDIKC) Oh, you STEPPED ON MY TOES? Is that what you did, bitch? Seriously, you need to shut the fuck up right now.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:21 PM (X3KAb)

346

>>>No.



Anybody else have any demands for me to consider?

Not a demand neighbour. Just a friendly recommendation. I read a lot of the Trawler (and read you before you moved to the DC) and I had no clue you were permanently injured by that federal dude either. And while I don't know EoJ any more than I know you or the head Ewok, I'm fairly confident that his apology was sincere.  I doubt he would have made the joke if he knew you were permanently injured.

 

>>>No.



Anybody else have any demands for me to consider?

Not a demand neighbour. Just a friendly recommendation. I read a lot of the Trawler (and read you before you moved to the DC) and I had no clue you were permanently injured by that federal dude either. And while I don't know EoJ any more than I know you or the head Ewok, I'm fairly confident that his apology was sincere.  Accept it or not.  Whatever.

What the fuck is wrong with you guys? Seriously.

 

Ummm....this is the moron horde and you're asking that question?

 

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at August 31, 2012 02:21 PM (oFVWZ)

347 And I think Metal Masochists was a Ratt album.

Posted by: Knemon at August 31, 2012 02:21 PM (bUGII)

348 Jeff B.: "MENTAL masochists" is what he said.

I pulled the quote from FOXNews transcripts. So, you know, buyer beware. If the press has taught me anything, it's taught me fact-checking is for losers.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 31, 2012 02:21 PM (eHIJJ)

349 Plus, Clint is still tough enough to take anything a bunch of mewling crybabies can vomit his way.

Posted by: Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK at August 31, 2012 02:21 PM (7v5Ct)

350
You're nothing but conservative jackals looking for a meal.

Posted by: Bob Beckel at August 31, 2012 02:21 PM (ndqJC)

351 What the fuck is wrong with you guys? Seriously. Racism.

Posted by: nickless at August 31, 2012 02:22 PM (MMC8r)

352 "HA HA STEPHEN HAWKING TRY DOING A SLAMDUNK STUPID!!!" -- Empire of Jeff

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:22 PM (X3KAb)

353 You mad, bro?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 02:22 PM (JDIKC)

354 Cheeseheads are the best. You are lucky to be married to one. Don't I know it. The only problem is the sleep deprivation and irreparable damage done to my liver when we go there for family gigs. I hope you're right about it being a gift. Perhaps they'll think twice about trying to pull that recall crap again. It was fortunate that he'd had enough time to get some positive results!

Posted by: jakeman at August 31, 2012 02:22 PM (96M6e)

355

"What the fuck is wrong with you guys? Seriously."

JeffB's feet smell like Funyons, for starters.

 

Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 07:19 PM (HzhBE)

 

 

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Hollowpoint types with a heavy lisp. 

Posted by: Soona at August 31, 2012 02:23 PM (zPoXN)

356 Well I fucked up that comment.  Guess that goes nicely with the fucked up flame war on this thread.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at August 31, 2012 02:24 PM (oFVWZ)

357 What I like is that Empire of Jeff wants to feel like he's been wronged. He laughs at a guy who's never done anything to him, based on a life-changing injury he heard about one time, and then he squeals like a little bitch when he gets some pushback. I don't think I'm done listening to you squeal, Jeff. Squeal.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:24 PM (X3KAb)

358 Alright this is crazy.




I'm going to go vaccum the dog.



Posted by: mama winger in paul ryan's district at August 31, 2012 02:24 PM (P6QsQ)

359 One of my all-time favorite movies - Harvey. This is just like Jimmy Stewart talking to Harvey.

Posted by: onefedupvoter at August 31, 2012 02:24 PM (Z0YZC)

360 >>>No. Sorry. When I know somebody got hit by a car, I don't assume it's a wacky humor joke. And I don't then try to hide behind, "Oh, I didn't KNOW."

What the fuck is wrong with you guys? Seriously.


Okay, look: I was simply trying to explain to you what the thought process was.  Maybe we're all internet sociopaths in here and we can't recognize it because we're all clustered together in a mutually reinforcing Kos-style community or something.  (Nah, only knemon.) But I'd suggest that it's more likely that EoJ just unwittingly made a joke about something

And here's the other element that maybe you don't get: you may not know US, but it feels to a lot of us like WE "know" you.  A function of the weird semi-one-way street that internet blogging can create, really -- I for one have been reading your stuff since 9/11 or thereabouts, so even though you've never spoken word one to me (either in person or even on the internet until this second) I still FEEL like I have that level of "familiarity" with you that would, if I weren't being super-circumspect, to joke with you here in the same way we all joke with one another. 

Why?  Because let's face it: you, Ace, and Allahpundit have always been something of a sarcastic/mordant conservative humor triptych, despite all having different internet careers, going back a long way.  You toss links to one another, you all seem to be generally simpatico in your political (and, more importantly, CULTURAL) outlooks, so I think a lot of us just assume when we see you posting in here that "oh yeah, he's One Of The Gang" and start ribbing you the way we would any other regular commenter.

Again: sorry about the constant pain (from one who knows personally).  But you need to understand that the joke wasn't meant maliciously.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 31, 2012 02:24 PM (/COnL)

361 "What the fuck is wrong with you guys? Seriously."


Well, I've been to a number of meet-ups so I feel confident that it's genetic.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 31, 2012 02:25 PM (N/1Dm)

362 What's wrong with us? We are Morons.

Posted by: eman at August 31, 2012 02:25 PM (Wp4rQ)

363 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 07:22 PM (JDIKC) You fucked it up a little bit, bitch?

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:25 PM (X3KAb)

364

Rock fight. Can I get in.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at August 31, 2012 02:25 PM (HBFFN)

365 Well, I tried.  I'm done for now, I guess.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 31, 2012 02:27 PM (/COnL)

366 No. Sorry. When I know somebody got hit by a car, I don't assume it's a wacky humor joke. And I don't then try to hide behind, "Oh, I didn't KNOW."

What the fuck is wrong with you guys? Seriously.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 07:15 PM (X3KAb)


It was gallows humor , google it.

People have joked that Obama was trying to silence you.

Most people assumed you recovered.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at August 31, 2012 02:27 PM (AWmfW)

367

What I like is that Empire of Jeff wants to feel like he's been wronged<<<<

 

Cite, please?

 

I believe I apologized. Don't recall asking you to do the same.  I know it's hard to read when you're emoting at the top of your lungs.

 

/squeal?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 02:28 PM (JDIKC)

368 I keep wondering if they push this chair meme too far, if they can manage to do what Chevy Chase did with Ford and sell to middle america that Clint is insane ala Harvey, but I don't think so. Meanwhile Romney got to go look presidential down in Louisiana while the Obama camp was taking potshots at a beloved octogenarian; bravo Mitt. The nice thing is Clint is going to be doing press for his movie soon, and everyone will want to talk to him. We know he's not senile, so he'll get on the talk shows and be his normal awesome self and prove them all idiots.

Posted by: LizLem at August 31, 2012 02:28 PM (8wqqE)

369 Posted by: Jeff B. at August 31, 2012 07:24 PM (/COnL) You do realize that you're trying to talk down the guy who got hit by a car, from calling out the dude who thought that incident was a topic of wacky humor. You do realize that one of these things is not like the other.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:28 PM (X3KAb)

370

>>>Rock fight. Can I get in.

 

Tomahawk beats rock!

Posted by: 31/32 Indian at August 31, 2012 02:28 PM (oFVWZ)

371 Posted by: Temper Tantrum at August 31, 2012 07:27 PM (AWmfW) Suck a dick. How's that for gallows humor? You guys like to talk tough, but you sure don't like it when somebody talks back.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:29 PM (X3KAb)

372 Hey look, new thread.

Posted by: nickless at August 31, 2012 02:30 PM (MMC8r)

373 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 31, 2012 07:28 PM (JDIKC) Oh, look. It's the victim.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:30 PM (X3KAb)

374 Just my observation about two guys I like- EoJ unknowingly bit too hard, JT reacted hard, EoJ apologized.  JT seemed to be overreacting but EoJ keeps pushing it.  Neither is doing himself any favors in the court of public opinion by now. Escalation for nothing that serves only destruction.

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 02:31 PM (hCGXZ)

375 You do realize that you're trying to talk down the guy who got hit by a car, from calling out the dude who thought that incident was a topic of wacky humor. You do realize that one of these things is not like the other.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 07:28 PM (X3KAb)

 

 

---------------------------------------------------

 

 

I got hit by a car once while on a motorcycle.  Bad shit.   Stop  trying  to be so fucking unique.

Posted by: Soona at August 31, 2012 02:32 PM (zPoXN)

376 Sounds to me like Jeff's pride has been hurt. I'd like to hear some more about that. I'm all about commiserating with the victims of senseless crimes. Tell me more, Jeff.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:32 PM (X3KAb)

377 Posted by: Soona at August 31, 2012 07:32 PM (zPoXN) Fuck you.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:32 PM (X3KAb)

378 One thing is clear to me after the Clint speech. We must have a cadre of personalities with some amount of draw who publicly ridicule Barry in the way Clint did.

Yes, Romney, Ryan, and all the major figures need to talk about the issues and contrast Barry's nastiness with their kindness, but ridicule makes Barry's weak little self defensive and peevish.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 31, 2012 02:33 PM (N/1Dm)

379 >>>You do realize that you're trying to talk down the guy who got hit by a car, from calling out the dude who thought that incident was a topic of wacky humor. You do realize that one of these things is not like the other.

"Talk down" to you?  Again: I know that the nature of internet comments (i.e. the lack of face-to-face interaction) makes it hard to detect sincerity, so I'm just going to have to assert it here plainly: I'm not trying to talk down to you AT ALL.  The exact opposite, in fact.  I was/am trying to defuse some of the tension here by acknowledging, on the one hand, that you have a valid reason to get pretty fucking upset when people joke about the car crash, especially because it's left you with permanent, agonizing pain.  On the other hand, it's worth pointing out that EoJ made that joke not because he's a hateful fucking sociopathic c*nt, but rather because he 1.) didn't know you were permanently crippled by it (neither did I, nor I'm guessing did most of us); 2.) he was in fact just, in his mind, treating you the way we'd treat ANY Moron In Good Standing around here.

That's all.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 31, 2012 02:33 PM (/COnL)

380 I was not implying that Eastwood is like the character. This just strikes me as a wonderful play off a great old movie.

Posted by: onefedupvoter at August 31, 2012 02:33 PM (Z0YZC)

381 Suck a dick. How's that for gallows humor?

You guys like to talk tough, but you sure don't like it when somebody talks back.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 07:29 PM (X3KAb)


1.2    1.4    1.2

Posted by: East German Judges at August 31, 2012 02:33 PM (Kkt/i)

382

>>>You do realize that you're trying to talk down the guy who got hit by a car, from calling out the dude who thought that incident was a topic of wacky humor. You do realize that one of these things is not like the other.

Alright. Whatever dude. Considering the humour you employ on your own site, I assumed the more than adequate explanations provided by multiple people and EoJ's apology would have been sufficient.

Apparently I was mistaken.  Duly noted.

Posted by: 31/32 Indian at August 31, 2012 02:33 PM (oFVWZ)

383 I endorse the message of Jeff B.

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 02:34 PM (hCGXZ)

384 Off, Bizarro-world Warren sock!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at August 31, 2012 02:35 PM (oFVWZ)

385 Posted by: Jeff B. at August 31, 2012 07:33 PM (/COnL) Now you know. Are you still going to keep acting like I'm somehow out of line? Do you really want to do this?

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:35 PM (X3KAb)

386 Posted by: 31/32 Indian at August 31, 2012 07:33 PM (oFVWZ) Are you kidding me? "You tell jokes, so why are you so upset over getting hit by a car and crippled for life?"

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:36 PM (X3KAb)

387 JT a friend would tell you that whether you are or not you SEEM like you're overreacting.  I am that friend.

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 02:36 PM (hCGXZ)

388 >>>I endorse the message of Jeff B.

Another one for my burgeoning "oh no oh god no I agree with Jeff B. what is wrong with me?" comment collection.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 31, 2012 02:36 PM (/COnL)

389 He could in fact be a hateful sociopathic &c. He could also be a dog, or David Axelrod. That's the magic of the internet.

Posted by: Knemon at August 31, 2012 02:37 PM (bUGII)

390 Treacher -


what is a satisfactory outcome for you here?

There have been apologies, empathy for your situation, and attempts to explain the context of the moron culture, and attempts to diffuse the situation.  None of which seem acceptable to you.

What is acceptable to you?  What is left?

Posted by: mama winger in paul ryan's district at August 31, 2012 02:39 PM (P6QsQ)

391 No, Jeff, you speak very well for a bucktoothed hick

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 02:39 PM (hCGXZ)

392 Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 07:36 PM (hCGXZ) "Overreacting." Oh, look. It's Bizarro World. Okay. I hope you never have cause to "overreact," genius. I wouldn't even wish it on Eric Boehlert.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:39 PM (X3KAb)

393 JeffB, perhaps you would be more effective if you put your shoes back on. You know ... *the Funyons*

Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2012 02:39 PM (HzhBE)

394 reality check: ya ever think ya fucked with the wrong guy? Fuck you

Posted by: TheThinMan at August 31, 2012 02:39 PM (GLv5I)

395 I endorse mama winger.  And I invented the "lawn" meme.

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 02:40 PM (hCGXZ)

396

You throw your insults on the internet we built. So zip it before I throw rocks at you.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at August 31, 2012 02:40 PM (HBFFN)

397

>>>Are you kidding me? "You tell jokes, so why are you so upset over getting hit by a car and crippled for life?"

 

Good fucking lord dude, are YOU kidding ME?  From what I read, no one here fucking knew you were crippled.  You apparently write jokes better than you read the English language.

 

I guaran-fucking-tee you that 99% of the horde would not make the joke if they knew otherwise.  If you don't get that by now you're a lot fucking dumber than I ever could have possibly imagined.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at August 31, 2012 02:41 PM (oFVWZ)

398 >>>JeffB, perhaps you would be more effective if you put your shoes back on. You know ... *the Funyons*

I was raised in a culture that taught me to believe that the mephitic stench wafting off my footpads is actually a pheromonal aphrodisiac, so nothin' doing.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 31, 2012 02:41 PM (/COnL)

399 You guys are totally ruining my Clint analysis.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 31, 2012 02:41 PM (N/1Dm)

400 Posted by: mama winger in paul ryan's district at August 31, 2012 07:39 PM (P6QsQ) Um, one satisfactory outcome would be if this little asshole "Empire of Jeff" would stop acting like he's being picked on for no reason. Another satisfactory outcome would be for him to keep doing what he's doing, so I can keep stomping on his balls. So, either one.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:41 PM (X3KAb)

401 I like to picture EoJ as a hateful sociopathic c* when I read his stuff. 

Posted by: Flounder at August 31, 2012 02:41 PM (Kkt/i)

402 >>>No, Jeff, you speak very well for a bucktoothed hick

You mean a pompous, longwinded, arrogant, condescending Northeastern RINO squish, of course.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 31, 2012 02:42 PM (/COnL)

403 Posted by: Lurking Canuck at August 31, 2012 07:41 PM (oFVWZ) Eat my shit. Hope that helps.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:42 PM (X3KAb)

404 Jim, I hope I never have cause again to overreact nor do you.  Don't talk shit to me though, I've done nothing but try to help you here since you came and this all began. Respect that.  I'm sorry for your loss.

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 02:43 PM (hCGXZ)

405 So basically you just want to rage.




Rage on then. 

Posted by: mama winger in paul ryan's district at August 31, 2012 02:43 PM (P6QsQ)

406
For what it's worth, Levin is sevrerely eyeoring the drop in tv viewership compared to 2008. And he's making me wonder if he has a point.

Posted by: Toupee at August 31, 2012 02:43 PM (yJYwC)

407 Posted by: Lurking Canuck at August 31, 2012 07:41 PM (oFVWZ) Oh, and: You know now. So why are you still acting like you don't? If you mean what you say, you'll shut up about it now.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:44 PM (X3KAb)

408 Posted by: mama winger in paul ryan's district at August 31, 2012 07:43 PM (P6QsQ) Poor you.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:44 PM (X3KAb)

409 I believe that EoJ left this thread a long time ago.  So are you trying to pick fights with whoever's left?

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 02:44 PM (hCGXZ)

410 Even if Eastwood has a script, he could not read the teleprompter or notes without reading glasses. The whole audience he was taking to was a out of focus blur.

Posted by: TJexcite at August 31, 2012 02:44 PM (PNDql)

411 Nom nom nom

Posted by: Paul Christoforo with a bag of popcorn at August 31, 2012 02:45 PM (gwWRQ)

412 Hey, Jim, I'm crippled (for life) from an accident, too.  Need anything, drop me a word.

Posted by: Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK at August 31, 2012 02:46 PM (7v5Ct)

413 I think Eastwood was brutally effective. Today we have a new verb- "eastwooding". When you create a new word you've succeeded at something, and I don't think the people eastwooding are Obama fans. And as Mark Steyn noted Hollywood superstars don't go onstage with disheveled hair unless they want to. So complaints about Eastwood "rambling" miss the mark. He rambled, and everyone thought all the harder about his words, making them memorable. That's not failure.

Posted by: Xennady at August 31, 2012 02:47 PM (TlPuk)

414 Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 07:43 PM (hCGXZ) You told me I was overreacting because I left a comment backing up Ace, and some douchebag made a wacky humor joke about my life-changing injury, and I had something to say about it. I understand that you think that helps. It doesn't. No offense.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:47 PM (X3KAb)

415 Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 07:44 PM (hCGXZ) You think you can control what I say or don't say. This should be interesting.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:48 PM (X3KAb)

416 Well Jim I hope things improve.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 02:48 PM (LRFds)

417 Eastwood is an actor, director, writer, and composer, and I have been trying to think of anyone in movies his equivalent. Woody Allen is the only one who comes to mind. Woody has done more movies than Clint, but is not a composer, although he is an accomplished musician. And when I say equivalent, I mean someone who has been at it as long, and has such a string of recognized accomplishments. Look at what he has directed, who he has directed and costarred with, listen to the scores he has written, go back and see his 1971 "Play Misty For Me" which he directed and starred in, look at his political career in which he was mayor of Carmel, California, and then think, WHO COULD THEY MYSTERY-GUEST AND NOT LOOK LIKE TOTAL FOOLS? No one. Not a one. The PloofelRods know it, and so do all their surrogates in the MFM. Obama knows it. Valerie knows it. This is what must be grating them most. The party of Hollywood gets one-upped by the wingnut racist pubbies with an appearance by an irrefutable legend, one of their own, one of their grandest, a legend, a god. And in the appearance, he disses preznit ladies-tee in a way no one else ever could. Eastwood has been in front of cameras for over 50 years, and has been directing others doing the same, for as long. He has had to make pitches to studio execs, conduct negotiations with them, do the same with actors and musicians and others. As mayor of Carmel, he must have had to deal with hundreds of meetings, listening, persuading, and speaking, to get things done the way he thought best. He was eminently prepared to do an Eastwood-style piece at the RNC, and he brought it off masterfully. Any conservative partisan watching could have predicted the resulting firestorm from Team Obama and his MFM palace guard. But the weeping, the wailing, the gnashing of teeth is all they can do. I am dead sure that all those big names in media, entertainment, and particularly Hollywood, were trying all day to get to PloofelRod and Company to offer their services for juicing the DNC show next week. It will be fun to see what happens. Will they make fools of themselves? I hope so. Time will tell.

Posted by: The littl shyning man at August 31, 2012 02:48 PM (PH+2B)

418 Posted by: Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK at August 31, 2012 07:46 PM (7v5Ct) Sorry to hear that. If you're for real, my e-mail is jim at dailycaller dot com.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 02:49 PM (X3KAb)

419

>>>Eat my shit. Hope that helps.

Oh, and: You know now. So why are you still acting like you don't? If you mean what you say, you'll shut up about it now.

I'm not.  And I will.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at August 31, 2012 02:52 PM (oFVWZ)

420 417 good post

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 02:54 PM (LRFds)

421 417 I'd love to see them go with Woody Allen.

Posted by: nickless at August 31, 2012 02:55 PM (MMC8r)

422

OK Jim now you're blowing it- I was VERY careful to say (and I QUOTE): "whether you are or not you SEEM like you're overreacting."

Frankly at this point if someone was to accuse you of overreacting what could I say to defend you? And I have been defending you for the last half-hour trying to defuse this situation.

Dude your pain is affecting your judgment. Let it go I'm telling you.  Kicking holes in all your walls when you're mad may make you feel better but afterwards you have all these holes in your walls.  It's not worth it.

Noone's trying to control your anything- it's not worth it.

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 02:56 PM (hCGXZ)

423 418 Posted by: Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK at August 31, 2012 07:46 PM (7v5Ct) Sorry to hear that. If you're for real, my e-mail is jim at dailycaller dot com. Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 07:49 PM (X3KAb) Sorry about your injury and I hope things do improve. I guess I also thought it was something you fully recovered from and I'm sorry to hear that that wasn't the case. FWIW, I can't imagine someone liking Ace's stuff not also liking the stuff you do. You probably have a lot more support around here than you realize, even if this thread turned into a friggin' abortion.

Posted by: Robviously at August 31, 2012 02:56 PM (Ojkb+)

424 BTW, Eastwood's next movie is in the can and is not scheduled for a firm release date yet. He stars in it and one of his costars is Amy Adams. From iMDB, the first part of her bio: Amy Adams was born in Italy to American parents Kathryn and Richard Adams, while her father was a U.S. serviceman. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado. Adams sang in the school choir at Douglas County High School and was an apprentice dancer at a local dance company...

Posted by: The littl shyning man at August 31, 2012 02:56 PM (PH+2B)

425

Not only did Clint kill it.

He's absorbing all the venom that was bound to land somewhere. If not Clint, the Left would have found something to tear apart about Rubio/Romney.

Clint is taking all the bullets for them.

Posted by: Walt Kowalski Jr. at August 31, 2012 02:57 PM (HBFFN)

426 Yes. Jim Treacher is well-liked and beloved by so many here.  If only we could convince him of that-

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 02:58 PM (hCGXZ)

427 I agree with Kowalski.  Eastwood may have seen this performance as his last best chance to perform a final sacrifice for his country.

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 03:00 PM (hCGXZ)

428 Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 07:56 PM (hCGXZ) Let's all gather 'round and console Dave in this time of trouble.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 03:01 PM (X3KAb)

429 Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 07:58 PM (hCGXZ) Well, not trying to convince me that I'm out of line for not finding my own debilitating injury a topic of humor, that might be a start. Could you maybe stop doing that? Am I damaging your self-image by asking you to do that? Here's what I'm asking you: Could you please shut the fuck up?

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 03:03 PM (X3KAb)

430 427 I agree with Kowalski. Eastwood may have seen this performance as his last best chance to perform a final sacrifice for his country. Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 08:00 PM (hCGXZ) So like a real life Gran Torino? Who gets the car?

Posted by: Robviously at August 31, 2012 03:03 PM (Ojkb+)

431


oh for the love of pete

Posted by: mama winger in paul ryan's district at August 31, 2012 03:04 PM (P6QsQ)

432 In other news, I gave my Gran Torino DVD to my dad when I moved to DC. Guess I gotta buy a new one.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 03:04 PM (X3KAb)

433 423 robviously, Jim's an awesome writer he Baldi, and a few others kept bumping into one another. I'm definitely a fan, and in happier times a while back I would hope to be considered a friendly acquaintence. The accident Jim suffered was horrid, and last I'd heard was a possible crime. Jim, the crowd here is a rough one but good humored. I am not making excuses, just explaining that it can take getting used to. I missed you, and wanted to thank you for helping me deal with my wife's Iraq tour. I sincerely wish you the best, and if I can ever be of service I feel I owe you a debt of gratitude. Sven

Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 03:05 PM (LRFds)

434 2008 was the most views republican convention since '76 by percentage of households, Palin's celebrity make it an outlier and pointless for comparison.

Posted by: errhead at August 31, 2012 03:10 PM (kXmlv)

435 Jim Treacher, Ace et al are the reasons I will only post short form on comment boards. In comparison, anything I would write would look like SCOAMF opening an umbrella at a wrought-iron gate. I, for one, never knew Jim Treacher had a debilitating injury. And I am a pussy and want this fight to go away.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at August 31, 2012 03:11 PM (dizKt)

436 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at August 31, 2012 03:12 PM (6o4Fb)

437 The link is in my name to an excellent article at American Thinker blog about how good Clints speech was. It gave permission to mock Barry.

Posted by: Chilling the most at August 31, 2012 03:13 PM (6IV8T)

438
Suck a dick. How's that for gallows humor?

You guys like to talk tough, but you sure don't like it when somebody talks back.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 07:29 PM(X3KAb)

No I wont , I'm not working for a dick like you do.

Find a mirror and you'll see the though internet guy.

People are actually embarrassed over you overreacting like a cunt.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at August 31, 2012 03:15 PM (AWmfW)

439 Treacher is cool

Posted by: Albie Damned at August 31, 2012 03:15 PM (Yhu4q)

440 Well Jim you insist on being a dick to me so I'll just talk to you later and hope things go better for you and tomorrow we'll still be friends but today you're making it very difficult for some reason.  What you're doing isn't making anything any better.  I know you'll feel better soon and we can have fun together again.  All the best-

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 03:16 PM (hCGXZ)

441

I, for one, never knew Jim Treacher had a debilitating injury.

 

Me either.

 

 

And I am a pussy and want this fight to go away.

 

Me too.

 

 

Posted by: wheatie at August 31, 2012 03:16 PM (5BAYg)

442 Here's the thing.

I don't know and don't care whether Eastwood impressed middle America or moved the needle or what.

In my house, we were rolling on the floor.

Posted by: Emperor of Icecream at August 31, 2012 03:20 PM (ZMzpb)

443 Posted by: Temper Tantrum at August 31, 2012 08:15 PM (AWmfW) Oh look, another little girl who feels like she's been wronged. Spread 'em, Brenda.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 03:24 PM (X3KAb)

444 Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 08:16 PM (hCGXZ) Shut. Up. That's all I ask.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 03:25 PM (X3KAb)

445 Posted by: Emperor of Icecream at August 31, 2012 08:20 PM (ZMzpb) THANK you. It was hilarious, right? Today I had all sorts of concern trolls telling me, "Well, they didn't like it on MSNBC!" Who gives a fuck? Did you see it? Did you like it? Well then, there you go! Argumentum ad populum can nuzzle my taint.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 03:28 PM (X3KAb)

446

Jim, why are you trying to control my behavior?  Sabes projection?

I'm not your enemy.  Not even close.

Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 03:29 PM (hCGXZ)

447 Shut. Up. That's all I ask. And with that, can we all please take Jim's word for it? And pretend this post doesn't exist, because I...er...didn't take his word for it.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at August 31, 2012 03:29 PM (dizKt)

448 Boys! Don't make me turn this car around!

Posted by: rusticbroad at August 31, 2012 03:36 PM (FjF3P)

449 Posted by: DAve at August 31, 2012 08:29 PM (hCGXZ) So you want to do this. Your pride is hurt, and you want to do this. Let's go.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 03:36 PM (X3KAb)

450 You morons,
that's not the real Jim Treacher.  The real Jim Treacher is funny and doesn't whine like a Mexican whore who I just stiffed.
Unless of course its the real Jim Treacher.
In which case, dude, I'm sorry that you're permanently crippled and temporarily an asshole. 

Posted by: Emperor of Icecream at August 31, 2012 03:54 PM (ZMzpb)

451 Posted by: Emperor of Icecream at August 31, 2012 08:54 PM (ZMzpb) Hold still. I SAID HOLD STILL.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 03:57 PM (X3KAb)

452 Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up, then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is. – The Outlaw Josey Wales

Posted by: Mt Top Patriot at August 31, 2012 03:57 PM (kdYtr)

453 Been a devoted fan of Jim and his work for many years. Veteran of many campaigns, he NEVER loses his cool.

Finding the chink in his armor then exploiting it for a few
yuks is disgusting.

Posted by: 13times at August 31, 2012 03:59 PM (h6XiD)

454 Getting hit by a car is hilarious. Just ask Media Matters.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 04:00 PM (X3KAb)

455 Posted by: Emperor of Icecream at August 31, 2012 08:54 PM (ZMzpb) I'm not done with you. Who the fuck do you think you are?

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 04:00 PM (X3KAb)

456 It's Luntzy dial time..it's Luntzy dial time..I already feel dumber

Posted by: MoroninRI at August 31, 2012 04:02 PM (Bfnt/)

457 I loved Clint Eastwood before he did this bit of improv and I love him more now.

Posted by: Terrye at August 31, 2012 04:14 PM (H9eRV)

458 425 yes! all the bullets

Posted by: cross bows at August 31, 2012 04:37 PM (D7lJF)

459 Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while that you shouldn't have fucked with? That's me.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 04:39 PM (X3KAb)

460 Hands down one of the funniest, high quality pieces of political humor ever produced. Eastwood is in a class with Will Rogers. It obviously went over a lot of folks heads. They will be playing this in 50 years, when Obama and Romney are just some guys on a stamp.

Posted by: DaMav at August 31, 2012 04:47 PM (rT08W)

461 It could have been funnier if he was talking to a teleprompter and having the teleprompter respond.

Posted by: James Turnham at August 31, 2012 04:48 PM (ZjuFy)

462

Clint was funnier than Joy Behar, Bill Mahar, Will Farrell

Clint is a better actor than Sean Penn, George Clooney, Tim Robbins

Clint is a better director than Brian DePalma, Michael Moore, Adam McKay

I'm glad we got Thunderbolt on our side.

Posted by: Birdbath at August 31, 2012 04:51 PM (19UhQ)

463 My 81 year old mother called me during the Clint set and was laughing hysterically.  I said, "Mom, the guy's a year older than you and look at him!  Why don't you get yourself out of your friggin pajamas before noon someday and do something!"

Posted by: Birdbath at August 31, 2012 04:54 PM (19UhQ)

464 over the last few years i've gotten real tired of libs playing the old"it was only a joke" crap as a license to just say anything and avoid the consequences. it ain't any prettier looking here. some shit just should stay unsaid no matter how funny you think it is. crush his skull, Treacher !

Posted by: stimpson j at August 31, 2012 05:45 PM (jNNWD)

465 50 years from now, hardly anybody will remember Romney's speech, Rubio's speech, Ryan's speech, Obama's speech, Biden's speech, Clinton's speech, .... etc. But almost everybody will remember Clint Eastwood's speech. They will remember that the politicians work for us. And when they don't do their job, you've got to let them go. It was subtly brilliant satire. And very effective.

Posted by: Dobby at August 31, 2012 05:56 PM (62yHA)

466 Hey Jim, I can tell you, straight-up honestly, I had no idea you suffered lingering effects from the injury. I assumed (I never asked) that the bones healed and everything was okay. I only mention this because I can see why EoJ would assume likewise, and think it was therefore "safe" to joke about. The way someone might joke about the pain of a vasectomy. It sucked, but it's in the past, etc. I honestly didn't know that collision was continuing to cause pain and problems. I understand why you'd be pretty annoyed by a joke about it. I'm offering my own testimony, however, that I for one had no idea. As I said, I don't think EoJ had any idea either. I don't think he's the sort that would make a gag about a persistent injury. I imagine he was as clueless as I was. Sorry about the whole thing, and especially the injury.

Posted by: ace at August 31, 2012 06:00 PM (fxHyG)

467 Thanks. Jeff has chosen to be an even bigger asshole than she was originally, though. Which is fine by me. I'm a contender.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 06:07 PM (X3KAb)

468 The bottom line is this:  Clint told the nation what they had to do. Now do it, dammit.

Posted by: Master Skeptic at August 31, 2012 06:32 PM (Ec4KY)

469 I humbly apologize to you, Treacher. I was trying to channell Walt K and I screwed up the formattingand was trying to channell walt talking ti Obama I was also thrilled that you were here. I DO know that you were injured and that the jerks have some kind of immunity? I will try to apologize on your blog @ the DC

Posted by: TheThinMan at August 31, 2012 06:34 PM (plNej)

470 I immediately recognized the technique as that of Bob Newhart, best played out in the movie "Hell is for Heroes" where he, a lost file clerk, has to play to a microphone hidden by spying Germans in a bunker.  Newhart goes into a whole routine about absurd requests for things that only an army flush with supplies would ever think of, just to confuse and ultimately get the spying Germans to pull out.  It's psych-ops by monologue.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 31, 2012 06:35 PM (e8kgV)

471 do you think those govt employees did it on purpose? o-O

Posted by: TheThinMan at August 31, 2012 06:37 PM (aTZSK)

472 >> "I wonder if they saved that actual chair as the one. Hell, if he would sign it, it would bring $10,000 at charity auction, $25,000 if Romney wins." I'd like to see Romney keep it in the Oval Office so he has something to put his feet up on instead of the Resolute desk.

Posted by: The Chap in the Deerstalker Cap at August 31, 2012 06:39 PM (fscec)

473 Posted by: TheThinMan at August 31, 2012 11:37 PM (aTZSK) Ahh, there we go.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at August 31, 2012 06:40 PM (X3KAb)

474 Pfc. James E. Driscoll(Bob Newhart): [fake telephone conversation with "headquarters" to fool the Germans listening in]
Uh - Hi. Temple Red to - uh - Abel 6. This... This is Lt. Driscoll - the - uh - the entertainment officer.
About the morale, sir, it's been rather low. Uh - the main complaint seems to be about the evening movie.
Y-Yes, sir. I've had to show 'Road to Morocco' five evenings now in a row, sir.
Well, the men are beginning to be a little surly, sir.
Yes, sir. They know all the lines.


Pfc. James E. Driscoll: [fake telephone conversation with "headquarters" to fool the Germans listening in]
Temple Red. This is Lt Driscoll.
Wh- Don't send them up here. Sir, I have five men in each foxhole now. I don't have room for anymore, sir.
Have you tried Charlie company, sir?
Oh, I see. Well, sir, there's still a war going on in Japan, you know, sir, you might send them over there.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 31, 2012 06:41 PM (e8kgV)

475 Pro Tip: It’s easier to have an “open discussion” with people when you’re not dressed as a giant floppy vagina.

Posted by: Debbie Weaselwords Schultz at August 31, 2012 06:47 PM (e8kgV)

476 This has doubtless been said somewhere in the previous 474 comments, but Eastwood put on a phenomenal show.  He played the part of the dodderer, but every move, every gesture, every word was on the money.  This act was not unrehearsed; Eastwood rehearsed, I'd wager, endlessly as he knew of the firestorm which would follow.  He is an artist, a patriot and a hero!

Posted by: Nomadic100 at August 31, 2012 07:22 PM (ubiAj)

477 What was the skit the comedienne did in the dick van dyke show when she was on a phone...surgery or something? I wonder of mitt had any input? holy tabernacle! Is mitt Romney a genius?

Posted by: TheThinMan at August 31, 2012 07:30 PM (/2ODN)

478 Martha something?

Posted by: TheThinMan at August 31, 2012 07:31 PM (/2ODN)

479 Clint Eastwood rocked. He made me laugh. He was outrageous (and by gum he can get away with it.) He touched my heart and I had a tear in my eye at the end. Thank you so much MSM for drawing so much attention to this living legend and his awesome speech at our convention. BTW, there was absolutely nothing wrong with how he performed. I am a bit angry with how deceitful the coverage of it has been. The Romney team made no mistake in having him there and in just letting him be what he is- a hardworking, humerous, intelligent, 82 year old American who is fed up with how things are going and doesn't mind talkIng about it.

Posted by: US of A at August 31, 2012 07:46 PM (zXhtZ)

480 Oops spelled humorous wrong.

Posted by: US of A at August 31, 2012 07:52 PM (zXhtZ)

481 Is not your friend!

Posted by: clint at August 31, 2012 07:59 PM (D7lJF)

482 No shit, I watched this live, and I was pretty much facepalming through most of it. Watching it again today, it's honestly pretty good. Damn good, for an 82 year old man ad-libbing. Probably won some votes from the elderly undecided types, too.

Posted by: RE at August 31, 2012 08:11 PM (yap/D)

483 Embittered is wrong. I spent the day running errands and listening to the radio in my car. I'll bet I heard nearly all of Romney's speech in clips and the callers were all talking about being inspired. Yes that was the word. They play a few clips from Eastwood and again 100% positive reviews. One person said that he wished Clint hadn't gone blue with children in the house, but it was still hilarious. And it was. And don't believe that Mitt was upset. One radio host, who was in Tampa, said that backstage Mitt was laughing as hard as everyone in the arena was.

Posted by: Sara at August 31, 2012 08:47 PM (0M2Nt)

484 test.

Posted by: ace at August 31, 2012 08:59 PM (fxHyG)

485 basically the MSM is slamming a very old man for looking, talking, and acting like (surprise) a very old man. It really sucks actually.

Posted by: cheetah at August 31, 2012 09:09 PM (zXhtZ)

486 Just a suggestion for you, Treacher... perhaps you should have kept your personal experience to yourself?

Posted by: Cpt Obvious at August 31, 2012 09:34 PM (lqyUb)

487 Once again, another thread about politics devolves into petty shit-talking between two people because some people can't take a fucking joke. Pathetic.

Posted by: Vince at August 31, 2012 10:58 PM (iTdTV)

488 Reminds me of SNL in 2008, the debate skits...the bit was old senile McCain was talking to an imaginary friend, during his debate with the brilliant slightly bemused Obama. The imginary being McCain was talking to? "Joe the Plumber"... See, the SNL writers knew the MSM was hiding the Joe the Plumber story from the viewers..so the joke was McCain was inventing a "fictional" guy named Joe the Plumber...because he was old/senile/insane.

Posted by: README at September 01, 2012 04:15 AM (ShTtj)

489 you stupid americans, Remember this: romney, eastwood and obama they are all BACKSTREET BOYS. And exactly arse is their main interest. Wake up, this is the sole agenda. Goebels' is a media retard comparing to BACKDOOR mentors of theirs.

Posted by: anvo gidey at September 01, 2012 04:48 AM (EDKY9)

490 Posted by: Cpt Obvious at September 01, 2012 02:34 AM (lqyUb) So you're saying I was "Chevy Suburban" up there in comment #119? You're saying that was my idea?

Posted by: Jim Treacher at September 01, 2012 05:48 AM (X3KAb)

491 Eastwood spoke more like he would if you were having a one-on-one conversation with him, instead of a planned, ily-smooth teleprompter speech.. Oh - and for the statement by 'Anvo' - you didn't write that - somebody else did that! Obongo will tell you so himself. As for WHO wrote your comment, it is a tossup between Chrissy Matthews and Clyde the Orangutan.

Posted by: Slobyskya Rotchikokov at September 01, 2012 06:13 AM (vd+CB)

492

Clint is a gifted director and actor.  He ironically used Obama’s hero,  Saul Alinsky’s tactics against Obama-- --pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.  Alinsky stated, “the most potent weapons known to mankind are satire and ridicule".  Mr. Eastwood used these weapons as skillfully as Dirty Harry used his. 

Including Eastwood’s skit at the convention was genius. It was really cool.

 

Posted by: Emma at September 01, 2012 06:36 AM (xo82F)

493  "Lawn" thanks to AliceH.

Either I was accidentally clever on twitter, or this is some other AliceH. I've never gotten a shout-out before - wish I knew if now I have.

Posted by: AliceH at September 01, 2012 09:27 AM (kawhQ)

494 Surprisingly, Bill Maher is praising Clint's performance today. So is comedian Jackie Mason.

Posted by: Victoria at September 01, 2012 10:27 AM (tV5ow)

495 I have watched this video ten times and each time I laugh even harder. it was great, he basically insulted Oprah, Obama, Biden and all the dems.

Posted by: CarolT at September 01, 2012 05:50 PM (z4WKX)

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