October 29, 2010

Flashback: Remember Post-Election Stress and Trauma Syndrome in 2004?
— Ace

Laura is giddy with schadenfreude and recalled this old psychiatric diagnosis.

Are you ready for PESTS 2?

The symptoms vary region to region and person to person, but the general diagnosis is the same: severe disorientation, melancholy, a need to be around like-minded others and a lingering fear that the country is going to hell in a handbasket.

Howard Menger, a film technician in New York, woke up with PESTS on the Wednesday after the election. He called his old friend Jerry in Ohio, who'd been the best man at his wedding, and left this message:

"Just calling to make sure, for the sake of me and my family and people around the world, that you didn't vote for Bush yesterday. Give me a call and reassure me."

By Sunday, he hadn't heard back. "I have a gut feeling," he says, "that it might be the end of a 10-year friendship."

Thanks to rdbrewer and I think someone, here's another sydrome we should be aware of:

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which an unskilled person makes poor decisions and reaches erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to realize their mistakes.[1] The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their own ability as above average, much higher than it actually is, while the highly skilled underrate their abilities, suffering from illusory inferiority. This leads to the situation in which less competent people rate their own ability higher than more competent people. It also explains why actual competence may weaken self-confidence: because competent individuals falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding. "Thus, the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others."[2]

That's kind of half the problem with liberals in both office and the media, right there.

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1 I make fun of my liberal friends and try to convert them to being thinking humans. I certainly don't end friendships. Old Howie is obviously an asshole.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo ( NJConservative) at October 29, 2010 12:35 PM (LH6ir)

2 Olberman will be in his bathtub for a week.

Posted by: Have Blue at October 29, 2010 12:35 PM (mV+es)

3 PESTS 2: Electric Boogaloo?

Posted by: Obligatory at October 29, 2010 12:35 PM (saRwI)

4 Alien vs. PEST?

Posted by: Have Blue at October 29, 2010 12:37 PM (mV+es)

5 Good. Here's hoping these people drown themselves or set themselves on fire.

Drones can't be converted. I don't waste my time trying.

Posted by: blindside at October 29, 2010 12:37 PM (x7g7t)

6 I get checked for canary feathers showing out of the corners of my mouth at least twice a day.

Posted by: AE at October 29, 2010 12:37 PM (kSfPT)

7 "Just calling to make sure, for the sake of me and my family and people around the world, that you didn't vote for Bush yesterday. Give me a call and reassure me." Gold Jerry! Comedy Gold!

Posted by: Redriverted at October 29, 2010 12:37 PM (WN22T)

8 I make fun of my liberal friends and try to convert them to being thinking humans. I certainly don't end friendships. Old Howie is obviously an asshole. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo ( NJConservative) at October 29, 2010 05:35 PM (LH6ir) I've ended many a relationships with Liberals over politics and life, but basically I can't stand being around those hypocritical selfish assholes. But that's just me.

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 29, 2010 12:37 PM (U5btG)

9 Election Day will shortly pass, Beware, you fucking "D"s, This nation's cock will rip your ass While all the "R"s run free. Alaska's race is over, bitch, So cry, dear Lisa M, While Delaware elects a witch And burns a Marxist Dem. For Charlie Crist, the lights are out, The room is growing dark -- so Don't be Meek, and give a shout, For handsome, studly Marco. Nevada's prick will shoot its seed For hard-ass Sharron Angle, And leave the butt of Harry Reid, All bloodied, torn and mangled. No Admiral will bow again, To snippy Barbara Boxer, Her left-wing head will spin and spin, When Carly's right hook clocks her. The fire inside of Bwarney's skull, Will make the maggots so hot, When he is sent deep down to Hell By Bielat's faggot robot. [Full version here: http://tinyurl.com/pq24rx]

Posted by: Edgar Average Poe at October 29, 2010 12:37 PM (bN5ZU)

10 A very good friend of mine, and a great conservative gave me some sage advice, which I'd like to pass it on to my fellow morons. Trying to argue with a liberal is an exercise in abject futility. The way my buddy does it is what I refer to as "intellectual jiu-jitsu." Essentially, he doesn't take a contrary position. He takes their position and pushes it to the absolute extreme, all with a straight face. And it shuts the libs up instantly, leaving them to scratch their heads as they get a flash of realization. I'm not that great at it since I'm a Sonny Corleone hot-head. Maybe some of you can give it a try, just for the shits and giggles.

Posted by: Don Vito Tennyson at October 29, 2010 12:38 PM (9Cooa)

11 Wow.  Howie kind of took Bush's re-election personally.  It's kind of sad.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Posted by: fozzy at October 29, 2010 12:39 PM (lPLCj)

12

Your old liberal friends will return after Obama zeros out THEIR 401(k) plans and kills the industry employing them.

 

Til then, they'll keep voting like drones who feel morally superior for electing "spread the wealth around" charmers like Bigears.

Posted by: Kortezzi at October 29, 2010 12:39 PM (zAZNI)

13 Howard Menger, a film technician in New York, woke up with PESTS BREASTS on the Wednesday after the election.

FIFY, Ace.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 29, 2010 12:39 PM (vbh31)

14 I'm ready to stress and traumatize some lefties.

Posted by: left-handed right-winger at October 29, 2010 12:39 PM (4Kl5M)

15 I wouldnt have called that douche back either..

Who wants to be friends with a wimpy ass like that?

Posted by: Timbo at October 29, 2010 12:39 PM (ph9vn)

16 So, when did this fear of Ewoks start, Mr. Johnson?

Posted by: dr sigmund fruit at October 29, 2010 12:40 PM (eQPq+)

17 *sigh* I'm glad that I met with my friend yesterday, as opposed to next week.  He's a pure, unapologetic liberal fascist.   I have no doubt that he'll be a severe case of this.  He's a great guy, as long as you avoid talking about politics.  Luckily, we can get into heated arguments and still walk away friends.

Actually, I can imagine quite a few of my liberal friends will end up this way after next week. 

I've heard that there is a radical new cure, where they surgically reattach your testicles, and then graft a thicker skin on to your body.

Posted by: Alex at October 29, 2010 12:40 PM (aAsSp)

18 First

Posted by: PennStateMarine at October 29, 2010 12:41 PM (4A7yQ)

19 November 3rd will be very sweet indeed.

Posted by: scif at October 29, 2010 12:41 PM (TqLxU)

20 Look, my hopes are so over-inflated that if Olberman, Matthews, or Maddow don't blubber on camera, I will be disappointed. I can't remember which two of the three it was, but on Scott Brown's election night, I checked in on MBSNBC, and two of those douche's looked exactly like they were ready to burst into Nancy boy tears. It made me feel soooooo good. I'm pretty sure one of them was "tinkle up his leg Matthews". I WANT TEARS, LOVELY CRESTFALLEN, TEARS. The messiah's halo is gone, type tears. Idiotic styrofoam Greek temple pillars falling down type tears. Liberals are gullible dumbasses type tears. A lot of union workers are 10 times smarter than their leadership type tears. My expectations are high.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 29, 2010 12:43 PM (uG7PE)

21 Bwahhahhahaahahhaahahaha

Posted by: Stillwater at October 29, 2010 12:43 PM (0GpN4)

22 OMG. This story gives me a schadenboner.

Posted by: sifty at October 29, 2010 12:44 PM (5EfJk)

23 And your claim, Mr. Johnson, that posts and comments at your blog and other ones simply "disappear", are you sticking with this belief? Plainly your claims about this having happened at the Ace of Spades blog are unfounded as here we are.

Posted by: dr sigmund fruit at October 29, 2010 01:22 PM (eQPq+)

24 This whole thread is a flashback, Man.

Posted by: Tommy fuckin Chong at October 29, 2010 01:24 PM (4Kl5M)

25

Ace, that was Wiserbud on the quote.

Posted by: rdbrewer at October 29, 2010 01:26 PM (K+5XG)

26 The Dunning–Kruger effect was mentioned by Wiserbud in a previous thread.

Posted by: Have Blue at October 29, 2010 01:27 PM (mV+es)

27 2004? That was all about my Dan Rather takedown, man! Please hit my tip jar.

Posted by: Husky Chuck, Santa Monica, CA at October 29, 2010 01:28 PM (j84s0)

28 Your old liberal friends will return after Obama zeros out THEIR 401(k) plans and kills the industry employing them.

Actually on the table for the upcoming Lame Duck session.

Posted by: Sgt Rock at October 29, 2010 01:29 PM (H+LJc)

29 The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which an unskilled person makes poor decisions and reaches erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to realize their mistakes.[1] The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their own ability as above average, much higher than it actually is

This does not apply to me, Gringos. 

Posted by: The Wise Latina at October 29, 2010 01:29 PM (M6enm)

30 Ace, you're not policing comment threads carefully enough.

Posted by: Wiserbud at October 29, 2010 01:29 PM (7YHLb)

31 Over two million people have voted already in Florida

We Are the Wave  !!!!!!!!!!!11111111!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at October 29, 2010 01:29 PM (dS2wQ)

32 And rdbrewer beats me to the attribution.

Posted by: Have Blue at October 29, 2010 01:30 PM (mV+es)

33 Don't forget the "we're sorry" website, filled with pictures of crying, angry libs holding up signs apologizing to the world for Bush's re-election.  Now THAT was worthy of a good ball-dipping

Posted by: Mr. Kathleen Parker at October 29, 2010 01:30 PM (c1oyg)

Posted by: Have Blue at October 29, 2010 01:30 PM (mV+es)

35 Over two million people have voted already in Florida We Are the Wave !!!!!!!!!!!11111111!!!!!!!!!!! Posted by: SantaRosaStan at October 29, 2010 06:29 PM (dS2wQ) Hey my younger daughter just mailed in her mail in ballot from College for NJ.

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 29, 2010 01:31 PM (U5btG)

36 Over two million people have voted already in Florida

We Are the Wave  !!!!!!!!!!!11111111!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at October 29, 2010 06:29 PM (dS2wQ)

I hope they got rid of those fucking chads

Posted by: Ombudsman at October 29, 2010 01:32 PM (c1oyg)

37

"The Dunning–Kruger effect"

This is why Obama, Reid and Pelosi assumed that all they had to do to fix the economy was pass the "stimulus" bill.  They believed that they were super-competent and super-powerful, and that no hard work beyond that legislative effort would be needed.

By contrast, conservatives believe that no bureaucrat is competent enough to fix the economy, and that fixing it takes the hard work of lots of highly competent, highly motivated entrepreneurs and workers.  Thus they focus on getting the bureaucrats and their power to tax and regulate out of the way.

Posted by: stuiec at October 29, 2010 01:32 PM (7AOgy)

38 Beer AND shadenboner? I am doubly blessed.

Posted by: Dang Straights at October 29, 2010 01:32 PM (n4dyS)

39 The way my buddy does it is what I refer to as "intellectual jiu-jitsu." Essentially, he doesn't take a contrary position. He takes their position and pushes it to the absolute extreme, all with a straight face.

Posted by: Don Vito Tennyson at October 29, 2010 05:38 PM (9Cooa)

Heh!! I've been doing that for years. I'm surrounded by lefties at work. I have found debating politics with them futile. Doing "intellectual jiu-jijsu" is much more entertaining!

Posted by: stillers at October 29, 2010 01:34 PM (Q86i7)

40 > Are you ready for PESTS 2? Sounds more like a cure than a disease.

Posted by: Comrade Zombie Arthur at October 29, 2010 01:34 PM (5Z8/M)

41 LOL, I know in 2008 I had to seek out people who had not drunk the kool-aid. One result has been my interest in this blog.

Posted by: PaleRider at October 29, 2010 01:34 PM (dkExz)

42

That's kind of half the problem with liberals in both office and the media, right there.

Naw, 10% of their problem at most.   If half of the problem was that they thought they were more competent than they are, it wouldn't explain all the premeditated lying and cheating they do.

Posted by: Speller at October 29, 2010 01:35 PM (J74Py)

43 The sweetstore down the way will be happy to hear about the coming uptick in sales of chocolates.

This is good for the economy in oh so many ways.

Posted by: flashbazzbo, s.e. at October 29, 2010 01:35 PM (iy8V9)

44 Hey my younger daughter just mailed in her mail in ballot from College for NJ.

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 29, 2010 06:31 PM (U5btG)

My daughter is away at school.  She's a typical college kid - registered Dem and voted for Obama*.  She asked me to send her an absentee ballot.  I "forgot".  That there's some stout parenting.

* worst part of that is that I'm getting shit in the mail and robo-calls for both parties.

Posted by: Ombudsman at October 29, 2010 01:36 PM (c1oyg)

45 Each county in Fla has its own form of ballot.  St Johns County always had paper ballots, where you connected a separated line with a special 'magic marker' pen to indicate your choice

This year they switched to filling an oval with a ball point pen, which is what I think Duval ( Jacksonville ) has used.  Still gives a concrete paper trail and actual countable ballots with no chads

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at October 29, 2010 01:36 PM (dS2wQ)

46 I'm pretty bitter at this point.  I hope they fucking choke on this election. 

Posted by: Y-not at October 29, 2010 01:36 PM (UcOiF)

47

I remember the UK paper's front page after 2004.  "What is America Thinking" was the headline.  Heh!

BTW, just got back from voting.  Didn't mail it in. I drove down to the courthouse. In front of the ballot dropoff box, I looked down at may ballot and said "This is for you America" and dropped it in.

Never felt this way about voting before.

Hey Ace, heard you mentioned on Rush's show the other day.  I think it was a Scottsdale AZ moronette.

Posted by: PugBoo at October 29, 2010 01:37 PM (h3ZPT)

48 >>Don't forget the "we're sorry" website, You mean this one? http://tinyurl.com/34ffzc2 Dunning Kruger on steroids.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 29, 2010 01:37 PM (VW9/y)

49 OT, but whatever they are putting in the drinking water in NJ should be distributed nationally:Majority of N.J. residents support Gov. Christie's decision to kill Hudson River tunnel, poll finds

Posted by: Radioactive Satellite Of LOVE at October 29, 2010 01:37 PM (PWj+8)

50 wroooong Santa ...... .. . . no wave in Fla. Polls show Rubio ahead with people who WILL vote, those who already voted are all Dems. Wise up, America is rallying around its commander in chief. He showed his stuff today, kept us safe, who could have dine better??????

Posted by: palin steele at October 29, 2010 01:38 PM (7YHLb)

51 I predict a Pauline Kael moment.

Posted by: Moi at October 29, 2010 01:38 PM (Ez4Ql)

52 I have internalized the wipeout, have not dipped just yet, and my mind has already gone to the war that starts Nov 3...might even be better! I hope they wear f'ing out obama's veto pen!!!!!!

Posted by: NfromNC at October 29, 2010 01:38 PM (kR57Q)

53

I think that PESTS2 has already set in.

Actually, I see it more as Kubler-Ross's five stages of grief for the lost majority.  We've already blown past Denial ("these teabaggers going to drive voters away from the Republican Party") and Anger ("who are the retards running the Democrat campaign?").  We're somewhere in between Bargaining ("if we can just get Crist and Murkowski, we can keep the Senate") and Depression.

The trouble with Leftards is that they never reach Acceptance.

Posted by: stuiec at October 29, 2010 01:41 PM (PuLje)

54

I can't decide which will be better: Maddow trying to comprehend the idea of Senator Sharron Angle, Michael Moore's inevitable "don't jump, Dems!" post on HuffPo, or RFK Jr.'s "well-researched" piece for Rolling Stone explaining that somehow the evil GOP managed to steal these elections too.

Posted by: ChuckOH at October 29, 2010 01:41 PM (LXceg)

55 Hey my younger daughter just mailed in her mail in ballot from College for NJ.

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 29, 2010 06:31 PM (U5btG)

 

And she sent it via the unionized US postal service.  Yeah, I'm sure it'll get there in time.

Posted by: Soona at October 29, 2010 01:41 PM (D9gTR)

56 who could have dine better??????

Posted by: palin steele at October 29, 2010 06:38 PM (7YHLb)

( if you are really palin steele ) Don't reply to my posts, you piece of shit

( if you are actually someone else )   hi !

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at October 29, 2010 01:42 PM (dS2wQ)

57 Dunning-Kruger effect? Never heard of it. Must be something you paranoid, drooling, single toothed, tobacco spitting wingnuts invented to smear a black president and keep those of us who are enlightened from dragging you in the right direction.

Posted by: Bill Maher at October 29, 2010 01:42 PM (dICPN)

58 Behar's reaction will be best ChuckOH.

Posted by: Have Blue at October 29, 2010 01:42 PM (mV+es)

59 Posted by: Ombudsman at October 29, 2010 06:36 PM (c1oyg) My baby said : "So straight Republican right"? Yes baby that's right.

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 29, 2010 01:43 PM (U5btG)

60 Edgar Average Poe for Poet Laureate!

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 29, 2010 01:43 PM (G7/qa)

61 And she sent it via the unionized US postal service. Yeah, I'm sure it'll get there in time. Posted by: Soona at October 29, 2010 06:41 PM (D9gTR) Our Congress critter is a pretty good Republican and should have no problem getting re-elected. I just want her to get used to voting like her life depended on it

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 29, 2010 01:44 PM (U5btG)

62 54, you think thats bad, wait til November 2012 when their messiah is sent packing. They might commit suicide on the air.

Posted by: Dan at October 29, 2010 01:44 PM (1jzSs)

63 Maher and Behar are perfect examples. Hell we have a couple of infallibles on this site.

Posted by: Dang Straights at October 29, 2010 01:44 PM (n4dyS)

64 I'm hoping maybe Che Che will drop by on Nov 3rd and let us know how he and his daughter are doing.

Oh and palin steele, don't you be a stranger next wednesday either. I really want to hear your reaction when final results are in.

Posted by: country blumpkin at October 29, 2010 01:44 PM (ADeN1)

65 First

Posted by: PennStateMarine at October 29, 2010 05:41 PM (4A7yQ)

My Army brother would have so much fun with this... 

He and my dad (former Marine) trade branch insults fairly regularly.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at October 29, 2010 01:45 PM (8y9MW)

66 Don't forget the "we're sorry" website,

Haha, yeah, those emo hipster douchebags were so unintentionally hilarious.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 29, 2010 01:45 PM (G7/qa)

67 Oh, Lord, I once worked for a woman who had the Dunning-Kruger effect. The woman was a complete loss, and I never realized until this thread, how similar she was to His Awesomeness. I still remember sitting on a hiring committee to replace her when another member of the committee suggested that we find someone who could handle "constructive criticism". We were at a meeting once where she made a suggestion that simply would not work. This was real Dilbert cartoon territory. As we were leaving the meeting, one of the other employees, who had already picked up on her mental disorder, suggested to my that I not speak up in meetings.After that I just sat back and kept my mouth shut, while she punished others for her incompetence.

Posted by: somedoucheatnpr at October 29, 2010 01:46 PM (uG7PE)

68 Ya know I don't know why my 3 cats can't vote? I mean they are males

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 29, 2010 01:47 PM (U5btG)

69 You know why we heave a Coast Guard? So the Marines will have somebody to dance with at the Navy Ball.

Posted by: Dang Straights at October 29, 2010 01:47 PM (n4dyS)

70 wroooong Santa ...... .. . . no wave in Fla. Polls show Rubio ahead with people who WILL vote, those who already voted are all Dems. Wise up, America is rallying around its commander in chief. He showed his stuff today, kept us safe, who could have dine better??????

Posted by: palin steele at October 29, 2010 06:38 PM (7YHLb)

I can't decide if this is good sockpuppeting of the troll, or bad sockpuppeting of the troll.  On the bad side, it paints him as too stupid to have a functioning brainstem;  on the good side, it captures his essence of desperation.  And the misspelling is a nice touch.

Posted by: stuiec at October 29, 2010 01:48 PM (PuLje)

71 Santa, dont tell me who I can talk to this is a FREE country don't you know that. First Amendment says I can speak oh wait ha ha O'Donnel never read it. What a stupid witch, where will she be on Halloween ROFLMAO

Posted by: palin steele at October 29, 2010 01:48 PM (7YHLb)

72 Don't forget the "we're sorry" website,

Haha, yeah, those emo hipster douchebags were so unintentionally hilarious.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 29, 2010 06:45 PM (G7/qa)


Wasnt there some lib who jumped off the Golden Gate bridge...

Posted by: Timbo at October 29, 2010 01:49 PM (ph9vn)

73 And she sent it via the unionized US postal service. Yeah, I'm sure it'll get there in time.

Is it better than voting on a machine installed by the SEIU?

Posted by: nickless at October 29, 2010 01:50 PM (MMC8r)

74 Palin Steele would have dropped a Captain America reference already. Bad sock.

Posted by: Dang Straights at October 29, 2010 01:50 PM (n4dyS)

75 What a stupid witch, where will she be on Halloween ROFLMAO

Posted by: palin steele at October 29, 2010 06:48 PM (7YHLb)

What are you, a 14 year old girl?

Posted by: Ombudsman at October 29, 2010 01:50 PM (c1oyg)

76 14 I'm ready to stress and traumatize some lefties.

Posted by: left-handed right-winger at October 29, 2010 05:39 PM (4Kl5M)

All you have to do is vote.  Stress and traumatize: fill out that ballot.

Posted by: soulpile is... waiting for voting day at October 29, 2010 01:50 PM (gH+Hj)

77 Don't forget the "we're sorry" website,

Perhaps we'll see a revival of those "Jesusland" maps...although there won't be enough continuous blue space for them to form their own country.

Posted by: ChuckOH at October 29, 2010 01:51 PM (LXceg)

78 who could have dine better??????

Dine better than Wagyu beef and arugula?  You're right, that's unpossible.

Posted by: Brendan at October 29, 2010 01:52 PM (saRwI)

79 And she sent it via the unionized US postal service. Yeah, I'm sure it'll get there in time.

Is it better than voting on a machine installed by the SEIU?

Posted by: nickless at October 29, 2010 06:50 PM (MMC8r)

 

Hmmmmm.  Ya' got me there. 

Posted by: Soona at October 29, 2010 01:53 PM (D9gTR)

80

Hey my younger daughter just mailed in her mail in ballot from College for NJ.   - Posted by: nevergiveup at October 29, 2010 06:31 PM (U5btG)

We just told DD#3 to find her voter registration card so that we can take her with us on Tuesday when we vote (she just turned 18, so this will be her 1st election). 

Being a typical teenager, she was grousing about it; kept saying she didn't want to vote this year; asking why she needed to vote, because she was SURE that enough people were already going to vote for.....

She stopped in mid-sentence, because her brain figured it out.

She went to find her registration card -

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at October 29, 2010 01:53 PM (rilJD)

81 newest RassenHitlerObersturmbannfuhrer poll

Rubio  50
Orange  30
Meek     16

'palin steele',--work on your grammar and sentence structure, then blow me

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at October 29, 2010 01:53 PM (dS2wQ)

82

Hey, listen to this sweet sound:

Christie, Rubio '12

Posted by: rdbrewer at October 29, 2010 01:53 PM (K+5XG)

83

I like making sweet noises.

Naked Women

Posted by: rdbrewer at October 29, 2010 01:54 PM (K+5XG)

84 Would it be possible to get the hosts and audiences from The View, Real Time and the Daily Show in a locked auditorium on November 2nd say around midnight? With huge flatscreens on the walls tuned to Fox News and shards of broken glass in receptacles for easy access? Hasselbeck could be given a video recorder to record the collective Hari Kari and you could sell the video to raise funds for 2012.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 29, 2010 01:54 PM (dICPN)

85 Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at October 29, 2010 06:53 PM (rilJD) It's just like anything else. Ya gotta get em young and teach em right. As far right as possible

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 29, 2010 01:55 PM (U5btG)

86 The VP is worth a bucket of warm piss, as the man said. We shouldn't do that to someone with promise. Sec State or Defense.

Posted by: Dang Straights at October 29, 2010 01:55 PM (n4dyS)

87 I have a friend who is very liberal. She's even a vegetarian, but she has the good old fashioned manners to leave politics out of discussions with people that she knows don't share her views. I like her because she feels no need to shove her misbegotten political view down my throat, and I return the favor. There gay couple that hangs out with us, they have the good taste to not bother us with discussions about gay marriage. Actually, I'm not even sure of their view of gay marriage other than that they've had some sort of ceremony. They're just live and let live types who leave you along, and in turn want to be left alone.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 29, 2010 01:57 PM (uG7PE)

88

It's just like anything else. Ya gotta get em young and teach em right. As far right as possible

 

Absolutely!!

Posted by: Will Folks at October 29, 2010 01:57 PM (D9gTR)

89 It's just like anything else. Ya gotta get em young and teach em right. As far right as possible

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 29, 2010 06:55 PM (U5btG)

Mine will come around.  It's a function of youth.  Until such time, I'll continue to disenfranchise her

Posted by: Ombudsman at October 29, 2010 01:57 PM (c1oyg)

90

My Army brother would have so much fun with this... 

He and my dad (former Marine) trade branch insults fairly regularly.

I believe it is military priviledge to trash talk each other.  Much like it is any native English speaker's right to trash the French. No real hate... its just got to be done.

(former Army M.I. here aka "civilian in a pickle suit")


Posted by: Leigh T at October 29, 2010 01:58 PM (aLxmj)

91

palin stelle, i know one thing you will be scared of halloween night!!!

Posted by: Christine O'Donnell's Bush at October 29, 2010 01:58 PM (CaCQS)

92 Semper Paratus!  Love my Coasties. 

Posted by: Bobbe at October 29, 2010 01:59 PM (dKMNT)

93 "They are a gay couple"- ouch

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 29, 2010 01:59 PM (uG7PE)

94

Both of my parents are strong conservatives with libertarian leanings.

Whenever I see them, they're all worked up about something they've read or heard on Rush or Glenn Beck.

A couple of weeks ago, my mother asked me which blogs I liked to read. I told her Ace of Spades was my only daily must-read.

She stopped by last week and said, "I went on that Ace blog you like. I just laughed and laughed."

She's 70.

Then she asked which name i comment under and I'm thinking, "Shit. First of all, it's a stupid name. And secondly, I'm tossing words like fart-box and scrunt around pretty regularly."

Then I just figured, ahhh fuck it. She already knows all about my chronic jackassery. She's seen it first hand more times than I can count. 

So I came clean.

Hi, mom.

Posted by: Warden at October 29, 2010 01:59 PM (QoR4a)

95

Actual conversation I had on the Wednesday following the 1992 election

ring, ring, ring

Me:  Hello, Dad.  On my entire ballot yesterday, of everything, I only voted for 1 thing or person who won.

Dad:  I did not have any winners

Me:  I was talking to Arnie (best friend for 25 years) earlier and he said he got 2.

long pause

Dad:  I think its best if we do not talk to Arnie anymore.

Posted by: AndrewsDad at October 29, 2010 01:59 PM (C2//T)

96 Hasselbeck could be given a video recorder to record the collective Hari Kari and you could sell the video to raise funds for 2012. Posted by: Wonkish Rogue

/pedantic

It's hara kiri, or better yet, seppuku. And only those who had any honor to defend were allowed to do so.

/pedantic

Posted by: Garbonzo the Garrulous at October 29, 2010 02:00 PM (23kaI)

97 As for Dunning–Kruger effect... the hardest thing about grad school for me was having to listen to 20-somethings who thought they had everything all figured out. (I was  in my late 30's and had been in the real world and raising a kid) I swear the classmates that kept me sane were the Chinese exchange students.

Posted by: Leigh T at October 29, 2010 02:01 PM (aLxmj)

98

Okay, almost 70.

I said 70 for effect. Now I'm an even worse son.

 

Posted by: Warden at October 29, 2010 02:01 PM (QoR4a)

99 Why is it that every characteristic of human behavior now has to be a "syndrome" or "effect?" It's as if existence were not real until verified by Science.

Well, if you can't beat 'em. . .here's the Criblecoblis Effect: it is a resperative bias in which a person breathes out and reaches a deoxygenated state, whereupon they experience an uncontrollable urge to breathe in.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at October 29, 2010 02:03 PM (kJXs1)

100 Warden, stop digging.

Posted by: Dang Straights at October 29, 2010 02:03 PM (n4dyS)

101 There's going to be a lot of angry sex next week.

Posted by: Soona at October 29, 2010 02:03 PM (D9gTR)

102
No way yacht boy would ever be our president.


Posted by: Lemon Kitten at October 29, 2010 02:03 PM (0fzsA)

103 "severe disorientation, melancholy, a need to be around like-minded others and a lingering fear " How is this different than being a liberal? I predict a counterpart outbreak of PABBB: Pudding Alcohol Broads Boners Bwahahahaha. Crying liberals, "we're sorry" site resurgence, lame duck empty suit, Pelosi retirement...yeh pookie, let me give you a call to reassure you. Bwahahaha. Thank you Santa, America must have been very very good this year to get all these gifts. Now let me get my stormtrooper uniform ready for Halloween, la la la la.

Posted by: cali grump at October 29, 2010 02:04 PM (hL0k8)

104 Never did either of these things before, but earlier today I went to the local Republican campaign HQ and
1) Got signs to plant in the yard, and
2) arranged to spend a few hours working the phone bank tomorrow for Dino Rossi..
Doin' my part to be the wave!

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at October 29, 2010 02:04 PM (twq6c)

105 Hi warden's mom! 

*waves arms furiously*

Posted by: Y-not at October 29, 2010 02:04 PM (UcOiF)

106 Hi, Mrs. Warden's Mom.

Posted by: Dang Straights at October 29, 2010 02:06 PM (n4dyS)

107 101 There's going to be a lot of angry sex next week.   28.6% of it will be with inanimate objects.

Posted by: Warden at October 29, 2010 02:07 PM (QoR4a)

108

Tried to get into the Army, but they found out my parents were married.  Go Air Force, Beat Army!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at October 29, 2010 02:08 PM (f3vmC)

109 "RFK Jr.'s "well-researched" piece for Rolling Stone explaining that somehow the evil GOP managed to steal these elections too." Yeah, any Kennedy babbling about stealing elections (think 1960 presidential race) is just plain fucked up.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 29, 2010 02:08 PM (uG7PE)

110 O/T, but we're damned lucky these terrorists are so stupid and incompetent.

Posted by: Ombudsman at October 29, 2010 02:08 PM (c1oyg)

111 So I strike up a friendship with another mom whose son is on my son's football team. Turns out she's about 6 years older than me but went to the same tiny girls' prep school that I went to. We had a wonderful time calling up old teachers and friends and remarking how the school had grown and changed. Then she shows up with an "equal pay for equal work" sticker. Then, through and email I see she kept her last name. Then under the hat I discover a rachel maddow hair cut. I'm thinking, well, she might be a lib. Too bad really, because now I'm uncomfortable. Sigh

Posted by: dagny at October 29, 2010 02:08 PM (RKqDk)

112

Does 7-11 actually still sell Slurpees? I want to drink one in public on Tuesday and see if anyone gets it.

Posted by: Warden at October 29, 2010 02:09 PM (QoR4a)

113 Well, if you can't beat 'em. . .here's the Criblecoblis Effect: it is a resperative bias in which a person breathes out and reaches a deoxygenated state, whereupon they experience an uncontrollable urge to breathe in.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at October 29, 2010 07:03 PM (kJXs1)

Ah, sorry to nitpick you to death, but it's not the drawdown of oxygen that drives the human respiratory urge, it's the buildup of carbon dioxide.

I know this because of my longtime interest in methods of execution, and the article I wrote proposing nitrogen asphyxiation.  Put the bastard in a chamber, replace the regular air with pure nitrogen, and he'll keep breathing out the CO2 without breathing in O2.  He won't notice any discomfort or suffocating sensation -- he'll just pass out, and then croak.  No needles, no drugs, no poisons, no blood.

Your fun fact of the day.

Posted by: stuiec at October 29, 2010 02:09 PM (PuLje)

114 Yeah I was straight so no Air Farce for me. Oh well, sleeping on the ground builds character.

Posted by: Dang Straights at October 29, 2010 02:09 PM (n4dyS)

115 Hi warden's mom! 

*waves arms furiously*

Posted by: Y-not at October 29, 2010 07:04 PM (UcOiF)

 

You need to stay up a little longer so you can really see Warden's dirt-mouth. 

Posted by: Soona at October 29, 2010 02:09 PM (D9gTR)

116 So I strike up a friendship with another mom whose son is on my son's football team. Turns out she's about 6 years older than me but went to the same tiny girls' prep school that I went to. We had a wonderful time calling up old teachers and friends and remarking how the school had grown and changed. Then she shows up with an "equal pay for equal work" sticker. Then, through and email I see she kept her last name. Then under the hat I discover a rachel maddow hair cut. I'm thinking, well, she might be a lib. Too bad really, because now I'm uncomfortable. Sigh

Posted by: dagny at October 29, 2010 07:08 PM (RKqDk)

Forget the lib- I think she might have a dick

Posted by: Ombudsman at October 29, 2010 02:11 PM (c1oyg)

117 @111
Then, through and email I see she kept her last name.

I kept my last name.  I don't think it says anything about politics.  Sometimes it's cultural, sometimes it's professional, sometimes it's just how people roll. 

Posted by: Y-not at October 29, 2010 02:11 PM (UcOiF)

118 107 101 There's going to be a lot of angry sex next week.   28.6% of it will be with inanimate objects.

Posted by: Warden at October 29, 2010 07:07 PM (QoR4a)

Yea, better lay in some bicycle tire repair kits.

Posted by: I Am Greg's Inflatable Boyfriend at October 29, 2010 02:15 PM (PWj+8)

119

Does 7-11 actually still sell Slurpees? I want to drink one in public on Tuesday and see if anyone gets it.

Posted by: Warden

Yes, of course. Although they always have some movie tie-in on the machine. So you may have to settle between Iron Man Mango, The Social Network Nutella, or Secretariat Horse Apple.

Posted by: Garbonzo the Garrulous at October 29, 2010 02:15 PM (23kaI)

120

I know this because of my longtime interest in methods of execution, and the article I wrote proposing nitrogen asphyxiation.  Put the bastard in a chamber, replace the regular air with pure nitrogen, and he'll keep breathing out the CO2 without breathing in O2.  He won't notice any discomfort or suffocating sensation -- he'll just pass out, and then croak.  No needles, no drugs, no poisons, no blood.

Your fun fact of the day.

 

I still say, bullet in the back of the head.  Fuck the blood (and brain matter and bone spickules)

 

 

Posted by: Soona at October 29, 2010 02:15 PM (D9gTR)

121 This is yet another huge difference between liberals and well...the rest of us.

After being faced with huge losses, the reaction is:

Conservatives (and most other like-minded Americans):  pick themselves up by the bootstraps, dust themselves off and vow to fight even harder next time around.

Liberals:  go to bed for at least a week, cry every couple of hours and then mope, bitch and whine for the forseeable future.

Posted by: Geronimo at October 29, 2010 02:16 PM (Vt+Kg)

122 117 I wouldn't have thought much about it till the sticker. I moved last to middle for a few years then slowly dropped the maiden name. It's much easier when you have children. It's weird to have to explain to everyone who you are in relation to your own kid. Confuses the hell out of the kids too.

Posted by: dagny at October 29, 2010 02:16 PM (RKqDk)

123 107 101 There's going to be a lot of angry sex next week.   28.6% of it will be with inanimate objects.

Posted by: Warden at October 29, 2010 07:07 PM (QoR4a) 

Palin, "used" socks go in laundry basket.

Posted by: I Am Palin's Long Suffering Mom at October 29, 2010 02:17 PM (PWj+8)

124 I'll see you a pedantic and raise you a punctilious Garbonzo.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at October 29, 2010 02:19 PM (dICPN)

125

Not going to vote early, despite pleas from Marco.  There is something special about election day.  This one will be extra special, complete with standing in the parking lot after voting and sipping on a Slurpee.

You can always tell a Marine.  Just can't tell them much.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at October 29, 2010 02:20 PM (f3vmC)

126 I wouldn't have thought much about it till the sticker. I moved last to middle for a few years then slowly dropped the maiden name. It's much easier when you have children. It's weird to have to explain to everyone who you are in relation to your own kid. Confuses the hell out of the kids too.

Posted by: dagny at October 29, 2010 07:16 PM (RKqDk)

 

I thought that only happened when a kid has two mommies.

Posted by: Soona at October 29, 2010 02:21 PM (D9gTR)

127 Why is it that every characteristic of human behavior now has to be a "syndrome" or "effect?"

I think it came full circle with Restless Leg Syndrome, shortly after the discovery of Floppy D*ck Dysfunction. 

@dagny, you may want to investigate a bit further, even though signs are troubling.  Casually bring up Palin's name in some non-political fashion...like how you like her glasses.  Her reaction should give you the definitive answer.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 29, 2010 02:31 PM (M6enm)

128 Posted by: Y-not at October 29, 2010 07:11 PM (UcOiF)

What's the big deal? I kept my last name when I got married.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo ( NJConservative) at October 29, 2010 02:32 PM (LH6ir)

129 @128: That's right, you did, Ms. Dildo.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 29, 2010 02:34 PM (tJjm/)

130 I'll see you a pedantic and raise you a punctilious Garbonzo. Posted by: Wonkish Rogue

Yeah, I only say pedantic because ultimately doesn't matter as it seems that 'hari kari' has become a loan word that most US speakers understand despite being a bit mangled.

Posted by: Garbonzo the Garrulous at October 29, 2010 02:36 PM (23kaI)

131 So I strike up a friendship with another mom whose son is on my son's football team. Turns out she's about 6 years older than me but went to the same tiny girls' prep school that I went to. We had a wonderful time calling up old teachers and friends and remarking how the school had grown and changed. Then she shows up with an "equal pay for equal work" sticker. Then, through and email I see she kept her last name. Then under the hat I discover a rachel maddow hair cut. I'm thinking, well, she might be a lib. Too bad really, because now I'm uncomfortable. Sigh Posted by: dagny at October 29, 2010 07:08 PM (RKqDk)

I wouldn't be too nervous, if I were you.  But if you're female - just keep her away from your carpet.

IYKWIM.

AIKTYD.

Posted by: CoolCzech at October 29, 2010 02:38 PM (tJjm/)

132 Posted by: nevergiveup at October 29, 2010 05:37 PM (U5btG)

I love yanking their chains and do it at every opportunity. Why would I ruin a perfectly good form of entertainment?

I have only tossed one couple. They were hyper-politically-correct euro-trash who lectured me in my own house about how Israel is a bad country and how downtrodden the palis are (I'm half Israeli). I kept my mouth shut for the sake of my wife (they are her friends). But the next time they came over I hammered them on GWT and how much more important it was than global cooling warming climate change. The example I used to freak them out was that the hypothetical far-in-the-future deaths of Bangladeshis who live on a flood plain is less important than the very real deaths of 3,000 Americans on September 11th. They were shocked at my attitude and told my wife that they would prefer not to associate with me. Needless to say, it was no great loss.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo ( NJConservative) at October 29, 2010 02:39 PM (LH6ir)

133 I hypenated mine after a near brush with identity- not really theft, more like so many as to be really confusing- because my husband's last name was as common as bluegrass seed in Kentucky years ago when we first got married. (its probably worse now)

Posted by: Katy Beth at October 29, 2010 02:44 PM (X8EGZ)

134 For some, the symptoms are private, but no less intense. My neighbor woke herself up in the middle of the night and realized she had been braying like a wounded donkey. It wasn't until she talked to her husband in the morning that she realized it was probably a symptom of PESTS.

Leftists truly are mentally ill.

Posted by: Warden at October 29, 2010 02:47 PM (bIBBz)

135 I don't care how crestfallen the libs are next week:  I will be wearing my steel toed boots for a stomping good time on Tuesday.  After I take their lunch money and slap them a couple of times.  And after I give them the latest (low) approval ratings for Teleprompter Jesus.  Then maybe I'll have time for that Slurpee; I'll certainly have worked up a sweat.....

Posted by: the Butcher at October 29, 2010 02:50 PM (8g9qq)

136 Sounds like what happened to me when I was watching Obama win the presidency. My cure? Took some beer and vodka, kvetched to my stepmom about how stupid people are, passed out, then woke up and went to work. Only a liberal would make an entirely new mental disorder over a classic case of just not getting what you want and being a brat about it.

Posted by: Charon at October 29, 2010 03:03 PM (Hu5/v)

137 My post-election stress will be tinnitus from the phone that won't shut up.

Posted by: Call Magnet at October 29, 2010 03:10 PM (gbCNS)

138 i remember the "Thanks Nancy!" thread after they took the House back in '06. This will be 1000 times more cathartic.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at October 29, 2010 05:21 PM (9GQwH)

139 As funny as the 'Sorry, World' website was, I think 'From 52 to 48 with Love' was even funnier.  (Waiting anxiously to see what online reaction next week will bring.)

http://www.zefrank.com/from52to48withlove/

Posted by: RNB at October 29, 2010 05:44 PM (WkjqG)

140 In defense of all those liberals who went into depression after Bush won re-election in 04 and called their friends and whined about it - I know the feeling. I used to be a liberal back then - and i can tell you one thing - what "we" felt came from a 1000% conviction that the country made a huge mistake re-electing Bush.

But that was 6 long years back -  i was 28 and did not know any better. I now say a prayer every time i think that John Kerry could have been President if not for Ohio !!

Long story short - since i have been the liberal side of the fence i can relate to the 100% certainty that liberals have in their opinions on just about anything. This is exactly why NPR came down hard on Juan Williams IMMEDIATELY after the comments he made - in effect he was saying that he did not have 100% certainty in core liberal dogma.

I cannot wait for the Rats to get clobbered on Tuesday.

Posted by: NaSa at October 29, 2010 10:40 PM (OhR0j)

141 The "Dunning-Kruger Effect" gets a new name every year, I think. Ten years ago I was calling it "The 12% rule" because it was said that if someone's competency in a subject was below the 12th percentile (88% of the population score higher), they lose the ability to judge their own competence and (frequently) declare themselves to be much more competent than they actually are.

I called them "12%'ers," you call them Progressives.

Posted by: Merovign, Strong on His Mountain at October 30, 2010 10:49 PM (bxiXv)

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