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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 07:48 PM
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The Many Man-Crushes of Chris Matthews (by Eric Alterman for the Nation)
The Liberal Media | posted March 22, 2007 (April 9, 2007 issue)
The Many Man-Crushes of Chris Matthews
Eric Alterman


Chris Matthews is not known as a particularly right-wing television talk-show host nor, by the standards of the profession, a particularly foolish one. NBC considers him to be such an asset, it gave him his own Sunday program, in addition to the nightly cable shoutfest Hardball.

Within MSNBC, Matthews represents the "center" between the right-wing Tucker Carlson and the taken-for-a-liberal Keith Olbermann. It's worth taking a closer look, therefore, at just what passes for classy, centrist and sane in today's Fox-driven cable cosmos.

Like anyone who spends much time on live TV, Chris Matthews tends to say a lot of silly things. (I did too during the two years I was so employed.) But patterns and passions tell a tale, and those exhibited by Matthews are revealing. Like Elvis, Matthews can't help falling in love. And also like the King--who developed a thing for both Richard Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover late in life--the object of Matthews's affection is invariably a tough-talking, self-styled Republican macho-man. And when he gets going on one of these guys, his style of punditry owes more to, say, Tiger Beat or Teen People than the Trilateral Commission.

Going back to 9/11, Matthews found himself blown away not by Bush's political or military response but by his ability to throw a baseball. He compared the man to--I kid you not--Ernest Hemingway. "There are some things you can't fake," he explained breathlessly. "Either you can throw a strike from sixty feet or you can't. Either you can rise to the occasion on the mound at Yankee Stadium with 56,000 people watching or you can't. On Tuesday night, George W. Bush hit the strike zone in the House that Ruth Built.... This is about knowing what to do at the moment you have to do it--and then doing it. It's about that 'grace under pressure' that Hemingway gave as his very definition of courage." .....(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070409/alterman




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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 07:57 PM
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1. LOLOLOLOL
this piece is sooooo funny :rofl:

and true :rofl:

i love Eric!!! :loveya:

If Tweety can have a crush, then so can I.

I'm just not as fickle as Tweets. Plus, I HATE Republicans :)
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 09:48 AM
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109. bwahahaa, some comic relief in these hard times is indeed welcome. Great piece!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 07:58 PM
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2. Whoa! Smackdown! Tweety must be feeling pretty foolish; you know
he's read this. :evilgrin: Hopefully he'll tone it down.
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johnnydrama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 08:12 PM
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3. wit that title
Do you even need an article :)
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 08:13 PM
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4. Nail head, meet hammer!
It is SO true. Tweety is constantly foaming at the mouth with desire over the superficial attributes of Repug men. He is SUCH a roundheels about them, honestly. Falling into bed at the slightest provocation.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 03:59 PM
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77. To quote "Seinfeld"
he's a mimbo.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 04:37 PM
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84. I'm tellin' ya, he's about to shave his head!!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 08:20 PM
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5. tweety didn't know that
bush is a sociopath and could give a shit about the 9/11 victims that condi as National Security Adviser couldn't quite come up with a SECURITY PLAN!

That was when the so-called 90% of the country was behind bush? Yeah, I was in the 10% cause I knew that little shit was a smirkin' rathole from the getgo.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 08:20 PM
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6. LOL, Matthews style of punditry owes more to Tiger Beat
Edited on Thu Mar-22-07 08:31 PM by aint_no_life_nowhere
Is Tiger Beat still around? I remember teen age girls in Junior High in the 1960s reading Tiger Beat to fawn over photos of the Monkeys or similar teen idols.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 08:34 PM
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8. Monkees, it's THE MONKEES, we fawned over The Monkees...
:D
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 08:43 PM
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10. Sorry, must be early Alzheimer's
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 01:54 AM
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38. Nah, it just wasn't that important to remember.
And yet, I do. :-)
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MsMagnificent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 05:52 PM
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91. Davy Jones! *swoon*
I must have been 7, and wrote him a letter saying I loved him
and my MOM found it! :rofl:

So, who was your Monkee? Your Beatle? Mine was John & I'll still always love him. :cry:
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PurpleChez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 05:45 AM
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101. I think it's still around...
a few weeks back my fellow teachers and I were flipping through a similar magazine left behind by one of our students. What struck me as really creepy was the in-your-face portrayal of adolescent boys as beefcake, maybe even a few shirtless shots thrown in, pouting for the camera, etc. I mean...if girls were presented that way people would be flipping out.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 08:23 PM
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7. LOL! To the Greatest Page...
Edited on Thu Mar-22-07 08:24 PM by Patsy Stone
"Just what so worried Matthews could only be inferred, as he was, like, too shy to say what he really meant. It's possible his concern was sartorial in nature, as the candidates' clothing has proven a Matthews obsession in presidential elections past. In 1999, for instance, he grew obsessed with Al Gore's suit buttons. "What could that possibly be saying to women voters, three buttons?" he asked a guest. "Is there some hidden Freudian deal here or what? I don't know, I mean, Navy guys used to have buttons on their pants." Indeed, Matthews thought the button development so significant, he returned to it five nights in a row."

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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 04:01 PM
Response to Reply #7
78. I'm pretty sure Navy guys still do have the 13 buttons.
At least on their blues.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 04:29 PM
Response to Reply #78
82. "Delicious, bite-sized buttons."
That's a Tweety quote. I'm pretty sure. ;-)
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 04:42 PM
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119. Ewwww!
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 06:44 PM
Response to Reply #119
122. "Drop that flap, for Tweety, son!"
:9
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 08:40 PM
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9. Rosie O'Donnell also developped a crush for W's throwing of a baseball!
Must've been some throw - glad I missed that, or I might have fallen in love myself!
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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 08:47 PM
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11. God - someone else noticed
it too - I just thought he sometimes had an over animated spittle fest with Republicans - especially Ann the Man - I thought he was going to go spastic in that last interview, you know, that one where she called Al Gore a fag? Gee, I haven't seen Ann around on CNN lately - ???
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 08:51 PM
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12. yup, that's tweety! he IS better than bowtie boy, however. eom
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 08:56 PM
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13. Hey, Tweety, nothing says sexy like bush throwing a pitch.
*snort!*

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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 01:57 AM
Response to Reply #13
39. Yes, but why do we never see him cheerleading?
Put that slut in a saucy little suit and make him dance.

His pals in Saudi Arabia will LOVE it!
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 04:38 PM
Response to Reply #39
85. "Give me an 'S'! Give me an 'A'!"
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 08:59 PM
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14. Tonight someone asked Tweety why he's so obsessed with Al Gore's weight
I've always wondered why that matters in a presidential candidate. But Tweety always talks about it
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:22 PM
Response to Reply #14
25. He likes his men skinny, I guess.
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AlGore-08.com Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 02:26 AM
Response to Reply #14
46. OMG! Because he's been like, TOTALLY jealous of Tipper for like - - YEARS!
:P
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 08:59 PM
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15. K&R #NINE!!1 for what us Tweety-HATERS have been saying for (7?) years!!1
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 01:59 AM
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40. Pretty much, yes.
I still remember speculating on which picture of George Tweety kept under his pillow at night.

Who's to say the author's not a DUer? :shrug: Ya never know.
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 08:50 AM
Response to Reply #40
107. Taped on the headboard don't you mean?
For when he's schtupping the wife!
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 07:08 PM
Response to Reply #107
125. A man does what a man's gotta do, BUT...
:-) His wife is actually a terrific person. Very smart and charming. A cutie, too. And a REAL Dem.

I've seen her host the show before.

I say this because I feel a wee-bit guilty joining in on this crack, but hey--what the fuck 'ya gonna do? :D
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:06 PM
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16. Hahaha, that was great
And Chris was at it again this week, calling Shrub "a tiger" for his pathetic press conference.

Really, does the man have no shame?

During the Codpiece Event, he was practically grabbing at his crotch.

I half expected him to put an imaginary phone to his ear and mouth the words, "George, call me".
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:21 PM
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24. ah ha.....(smile, chuckle) n/t
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 02:05 AM
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41. "Tiger?" Next he'll be calling him "Butch" and "Buddy".
It's like Tweety's a kid's barber from 1966.

"Floyd" Matthews, the creepy neighborhood hair-clipper who always managed to position his crotch flush against your hand.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 03:56 AM
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48. I saw this. Amazing to me because, content aside, I thought his delivery was pitiful, as usual.
He could barely read off a teleprompter, and Matthews was talking about how great he was.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:09 PM
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17. That was a good laugh
but this tweety quote is just scary: "A lot of people...like the cut of John McCain's jib."

Ewwwwwwwwwwww.

(what's a jib?)
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:15 PM
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21. A sail on a ship
You know, one of those "manly" expressions
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 04:05 PM
Response to Reply #21
79. Yeah, that made me cringe.
Hey Tweety, cliche much?
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 02:07 AM
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42.  He's probably referring to McCain's genitalia.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 05:41 AM
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52. I'd like to know how Tweety knows McCain's jib is cut.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 05:46 AM
Response to Reply #52
53. Urinal patrol.
How else?
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 02:48 PM
Response to Reply #53
75. LOL....
:spank:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 06:38 AM
Response to Reply #52
60. LOL good question. . .n/t
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:12 PM
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18. *I* e-malied it to Tweety!!1 Anybody ELSE??!!1 n/t
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:14 PM
Response to Reply #18
20. Do you have the contact info ?
I'll email it to him
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:30 PM
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26. hardball@msnbc.com !!1 n/t
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 09:50 AM
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110. brilliant! Thanks for doing that
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 09:56 AM
Response to Reply #18
113. Why not e-mail it to Saturday Night Live?
That's a sketch I'd stay up to watch. :evilgrin:
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:13 PM
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19. HA HA
Edited on Thu Mar-22-07 09:13 PM by proud patriot
:rofl: it's about time someone wrote about this .
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 06:59 PM
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124. It's so true. It's been out there and in the open for years,
and yet NO ONE says a word.

Not one writer (until now), not Tom Tommorow (let's go, Tom!), not SNL, nor Mad TV.

Slackers, all of 'em.

Even Hollywood could be making a movie: "The Strange Man-Loves of Tweety Ivers."
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 07:25 PM
Response to Reply #19
127. And what about Jon Stewart? Hmmm?
I enjoyed the Gore "fourth-mealer" jokes, but come ON...this man-crush stuff is GOLD!

And there are TAPES. Get moving, The Daily Show. We are TIRED of waiting for the skinny on Tweety to be aired. :-)

You think the Dean Scream was bad? Ha! Have cable news run the clips of Matthews' slobbering over his stable of fave dudes for days on end and see what happens to his outlook.

It would be an interesting experiment on shaping the publics' view of an individual, wouldn't it now?
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:20 PM
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22. This is the funniest thing I've read on DU in a long time
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :spray: :spray: :spray: :spray: :spray:
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Ninja Jordan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:20 PM
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23. He says something like this every night.
He'll start gushing over literally nothing. Usually it's a republican. The other day it was over Bush giving a shitty, whiny "speech" in response to Leahy and Schumer's ownage.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:46 PM
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29. Didn't he once say that Bush "glimmers" with "sunny nobility"?
Or did I dream that? A TV political commentator telling America that a ManChimp "glimmers" and that he is "sunny"? It's truly bizarre.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 02:14 AM
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45. Oh, he wants it BAD.
Get that flaxen-haired lad some man-lovin'.

All that's between him and being between George and Jeffy is that Catholic upbringing of his. They can make a "journalist" sandwich! Hold the mayo.

Y'all can still attend mass at "Dignity", Tweets.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 04:40 PM
Response to Reply #45
86. "Hold the mayo." Or not. ;)
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 05:23 AM
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99. "They can make a "journalist" sandwich! Hold the mayo."
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 05:42 AM
Response to Reply #99
100. Don't hurt yourself now, child...
:D :hi:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 05:45 AM
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102. ... pfffffffff LOL!!!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: ... hold the mayo!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 06:45 PM
Response to Reply #102
123. And hold the pickle,
hold the lettuce, because "special orders" don't upset us...
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 05:58 AM
Response to Reply #99
103. Self-edit.
Edited on Sat Mar-24-07 06:23 AM by Kurovski
It was too vile, even for me.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 09:58 AM
Response to Reply #103
115. PM me.
This I gotta hear!


And when are you coming back to the KOEB? :hi:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 08:50 PM
Response to Reply #115
132. PM Sent.
It figures that you liked it, you hopeless pervert.

Since you've asked about the KOEB...SOON! :hi:

I'm still in a huff over Keith's relationship with that high school candy-striper/My Little Pony collector, or whatever it is that hussy does.

Why can't Keith be obsessed with men? Dammit!
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 09:31 PM
Response to Reply #132
135. Here ya go, sweetie...
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 02:02 AM
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136. You crazy broad!
:rofl: "And if you really, really like Katie, we could adopt her." :rofl: :rofl:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 06:17 PM
Response to Reply #136
139. Patsy loved that line, too.
I mean, geez - - it sounded like Keith found a playmate. Or a puppy. ;)
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 08:52 AM
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108. "Glimmer" always smacks of Butthead's glimmering lightbulb
When he has an "idea". Glimmer means less than bright to me.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 08:55 PM
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133. "Glimmer" to me means an inviting layer of lip gloss
applied at a fabulous drag ball with George as Britney Spears and Tweety as Kevin Federline.

Not that you asked, or anything.

But yes, "a glimmer of consciousness." ALMOST applies to George. :-)
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:41 PM
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27. funny piece--and so true. and i think alterman could have even
gone further on this topic

i know all this slobbering tweety does over these pukes (appearance related, personality related, etc) drives me INSANE!!

:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :puke:
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:42 PM
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28. It won't make you laugh if it isn't true, they say. Pretty funny. I don't have
cable so I've rarely seen Tweety, yet the few times I have I seem to recall him saying stuff just like that.

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blossomstar Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:50 PM
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30. His "whako" comment was over the line, I mute him.
He is definitely a republican shrill and only circulates the latest "talking points" "a true tweety bird".
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 09:57 PM
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31. Thanks for this! I love Eric Alterman.
I do wish he'd appear on cspan more often. The republican callers hate him. teehee!
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:02 PM
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32. Tweety ran out of CHURCHILL/TRUMAN comparisons, went to the animal kingdom: "He's a TIGER!!1" n/t
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:03 PM
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33. Eric Alterman must read DU..
we have always commented on his "crushes".. he does luv his W in those tight jeans :) and he about melted when he saw him in the flight suit :)
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:04 PM
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34. Tweety was overly concerned about Patrick Fitzgerald's sex life
or what he perceived to be a lack of one. His comments (on not just one episode of "Hardball," but two,) were nauseating.

I think he's developed yet another man crush.

Julie
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 10:00 AM
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117. Pot, meet Kettle.
:evilgrin:


:hi:
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 03:11 AM
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137. At least I don't have a cable "news" show!
Then again, think how much fun THAT would be!



PJF -- still so much cuter than Tweety!

Julie
president for life of the PFEB
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 06:19 PM
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140. I'd LOVE to watch you salivating after PJF
You could form your own posse. I'd join! :bounce: :bounce:
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 07:59 PM
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142. "And, in related news, Patrick Fitzgerald had lunch at
Chicago's Sopraffina restaurant today. He had the mixed salad and a turkey panini. He was overheard to say "excuse me" after he burped, then he went back to the office."

LOL!
Julie
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 08:27 PM
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143. :swoon:
I :loveya: a man who says "excuse me" when he burps! :loveya:
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 10:41 PM
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146. Well, we don't know
He's shown impeccable manners everywhere else, why not with that, too?

:loveya:
Julie
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SaveOurDemocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:07 PM
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35. ROFLMBO!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:32 PM
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36. The man should drop everything right now,
Edited on Thu Mar-22-07 10:33 PM by gatorboy
And immediately sign up with the Log Cabin Republicans.
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:33 PM
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37. Best. headline. ever.
I'm glad someone else has noticed!
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 02:07 AM
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43. this is the best thing Alterman's ever written
And it's the funniest, too.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 02:11 AM
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44. K&R!!!
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RadiDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 03:21 AM
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47. Tweety has a big man-crush on Ahrnold too!
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 08:10 PM
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130. Shrub. Ahhnuld. McCAIN. Rudy.Fred THOMPSON. Many many more!!1
He totally p'ed me off during the CA recall, when he FIERCELY said that the Dems BETTER NOT go negative on Ahhnuld. (Among the MYRIAD of times he p'es me off.)
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 04:05 AM
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49. 'his style of punditry owes more to, say, Tiger Beat or Teen People'
hehehehehe
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 04:06 AM
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50. 'nobody,..thinks Bush is cool anymore so Matthews has had to go cruising for a new crush.
AHAHAHAHAHA
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 05:32 AM
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51. Brilliant title!
Spot on article! I give it a 10!
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 06:05 AM
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54. "He's got a great chin, I've noticed."
So speaketh the Jawbone of an Ass.

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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 06:19 AM
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57. His chin reminds me of a ball park!
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 06:40 AM
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61. Yup, lotsa foul lines.
:hi:
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 06:43 AM
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62. It's where people park their b?lls!
Edited on Fri Mar-23-07 06:46 AM by Hubert Flottz
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 04:34 PM
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83. A "batting" cage in Tweety's dreams..
Chin up, stiff upper lip, and all that sort of thing.
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 05:39 PM
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89. And a few foul tips as well
:hide:
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 05:28 PM
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120. LOL - Let's Play Hard Ball - I wonder what Freud's take on that statement would have been
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 08:07 AM
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138. Ze shtuff Chris iss peddlink comes shtraight from za Bullpen ya
No bases for it at all. *runs*
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 06:06 AM
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55. If Tweety had any shame (which he doesn't) he would resign
He just got called out
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 06:18 AM
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56. And my wife wondered why I was always screaming this at my TV
before I quit watching Tweety Drool, "Why don't you and that Gawd Damned Nazified Chimp, Just Get A Freakin' Room Chrissy!"
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 06:32 AM
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58. OMG! bush wearing a "pretend penis" on the aircraft carrier!
:rofl:


And remember that now-infamous Mission Accomplished moment? True, Matthews did not join his guest G. Gordon Liddy in admiring--still not kidding--the President's pretend penis, but he was no less focused on Bush's fashion statements. "He looks great in a military uniform. He looks great in that cowboy costume he wears when he goes West," he cooed. "We're proud of our President. Americans love having a guy as President, a guy who has a little swagger, who's physical, who's not a complicated guy like Clinton.... Women like a guy who's President. Check it out."

Eric you rock!
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 09:44 AM
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68. I know....that cracked my side!
:rofl:
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 04:43 PM
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87. 'Cause we know women didn't like Clinton. Heh.
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 06:33 AM
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59. That was cute---and oh so true.
Sometimes Tweety sounds almost sane--which is why I watch him. He's done some good smackdowns of Republican talking point reciters and can be fun to watch.

Oh but confront him with a big throbbing piece of tough talking Republican manhood and Tweety swoons like a schoolgirl in love. He can be trashing Bush for weeks on the issues but let the Idiot in Chief come out with his "Bring 'em On" swagger on display and this critic of Bush policy melts becomes the most fawning of admirers.

Sounds to me like Chris Matthews needs counseling.



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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 06:44 AM
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63. Right On. and HaHaHaHaHa !!! K&R ....n/t
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 07:20 AM
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64. Eric Alterman either reads DU or is a DUer I bet
All this info has been discussed here extensively.

Don
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 08:15 AM
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65. I remember Tweety briefly swooning over Howard Dean
Dr. Dean campaigned with his shirtsleeves rolled up, and Tweety gushed over "his manly forearms."
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IWantAChange Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 09:02 AM
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66. Tweety is an embarassment to the word journalist....
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 09:02 AM
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67. "Mr. Pee Smell Out of the Subway" That's great!!
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 12:34 PM
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69. America's new nickname for Bush..."Curveball" ? nt
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 12:42 PM
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70. We should have a contest to see how many times posters can work any combination of "Man-Crush"
and "Tweety" or "Chris Matthews."

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 12:52 PM
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71. about mitt romney
'..."He's got a great chin, I've noticed."...'

great chin? ah well, different strokes.....
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 01:11 PM
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72. it's about time someone called Chris on his man on man love.
it creeps me out.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 01:27 PM
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73. BWAHAHAHAHA!
He truly is OVERCOME by manliness. Hell, I thought he was going to propose to one of his new panel members last night. He just LOVED his tan and his "healthy glow"...

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 02:14 PM
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74. More Tweety quotes on Bush:
Edited on Fri Mar-23-07 02:31 PM by FLDem5
Courtesy of Media Matters

MATTHEWS: He looks for real. What is it about the commander in chief role, the hat that he does wear, that makes him -- I mean, he seems like -- he didn't fight in a war, but he looks like he does.

Chris - George, Part 1: Bush sometimes "glimmers" with "sunny nobility." On MSNBC's Hardball, during a discussion with Washington Times editorial page editor Tony Blankley of the effects on President Bush and his administration of the investigation into the leak of the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame, Matthews said "sometimes it glimmers with this man, our president, that kind of sunny nobility."


Chris - George, Part 4: Bush "belongs on Mount Rushmore." Recounting his experience at a White House party, Matthews said that he "felt sensitive" during his interactions with the president, adding: "You get your picture taken with him. It's like Santa Claus, and he's always very generous and friendly." He continued: "I felt like I was too towel-snappy with him," explaining that Bush had noted his "red scarf" and remarked that he looked "preppy." During the same show, Matthews stated: "If gamble that he can create a democracy in the middle of the Arab world" is successful, "he belongs on Mount Rushmore."


Chris George, Part 2: "Everybody sort of likes the president, except for the real whack-jobs ..." Insulting the majority of Americans who hold an unfavorable opinion of President Bush, Matthews exclaimed on Hardball: "Everybody sort of likes the president, except for the real whack-jobs, maybe on the left," adding, "I mean, like him personally."
Chris ♥ George, Part 3: Matthews praised Bush speech as "brilliant" even before it was delivered. Before Bush had even delivered his November 30 speech at the U.S. Naval Academy, Matthews used variations of the word "brilliant" twice to describe it, while deriding Democratic critics of the Iraq war as "carpers and complainers."

http://mediamatters.org/items/200602270010

Matthews on Bush and the port deal: "He looks like he's a wise man now ... almost Atticus Finch"



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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 09:54 AM
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111. "I felt like I was too towel-snappy with him [Bush]" --very man-crush comment
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 03:42 PM
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76. Now who can gently break this to his wife?
I understand that they're often the last to know.

I hope he horndogs her AT LEAST half as much as he does the menfolk on his show.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 09:55 AM
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112. hmmm---maybe that's why he calls her "Kathleen, my queen"
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 09:28 PM
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134. "Kath, babe, how about trying on this flight suit?"
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 04:17 PM
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80. Yikes
snip
He continued: "I felt like I was too towel-snappy with him," explaining that Bush had noted his "red scarf" and remarked that he looked "preppy."

/snip

Dear Diary,

Today I met with our wonderful president and he noticed my red scarf! *Swoon* I hope his comment about me looking preppy was a compiment. Oh, I wish I could have been a preppy with him at Andover, on the cheerleading squad. He is just such a man! I mean the cut of his jib is like totally awesome!
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 04:29 PM
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81. every time I get overwhelmed
by sad sad news over the past couple of days, about Elizabeth Edwards, about poisoned pets, I go back and read this piece over again, and every time I discover that I still have some chuckles left in me. Thanks Eric, you are a real humanitarian! I think it's going to make Hardball go down a bit easier for a while.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 05:14 PM
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88. NO MAN-CRUSH TALK TODAY: Do you think he read the article? nt
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 06:46 PM
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93. dare we hope the embargo is permanent? nt
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 08:36 PM
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94. Maybe. I mean, how embarrassed would a guy be by an article like that? nt
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wiggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 05:45 PM
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90. Remember the VP debate? I thought at the time that Cheney lied almost
everytime he opened his mouth and that Edwards did very well. So I check out Hardball afterwards and Matthews was gushing over Cheney, saying "Cheney came loaded for bear and found squirrel!". I immediately emailed msnbc and told them I had watched the show for the last time.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 06:43 PM
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92. Eric Alterman nails Matthews perfectly.
I remember the night that Chris Matthews's voice was nearly falsetto as he cried out that "Al Gore is an idiot. The man is an idiot" revealing his screwy, pent-up boy passion for George W. Bush.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 03:15 AM
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96. Tweety might enjoy getting nailed by Eric.
Does Eric have any Village People costumes that might launch Tweets to twittering?
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 08:56 PM
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95. This ought to be the NEVER-ENDING thread!!1 n/t
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 03:46 AM
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97. The Many Man-Crushes of Chris Matthews? Wasn't that by Dr. Seuss?
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 04:27 AM
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98. "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. Tweety"
Edited on Sat Mar-24-07 04:28 AM by Kurovski
I dare you to stoke your imagination with THOSE images.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 06:19 PM
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121. Tweety Of A Thousand Days - Tweety in the role of Anne Boleyn, Chimp as Henry VIII
from the play about Anne as the Mistress to the King, Henry VII, who seduces her with his power. A line from the famous play:

"Power is as exciting as love,"

"and who has more of it than the king?"
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 08:45 PM
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131. Yeah, but how did Henry look in Jeans?
Was he any good at clearing brush?
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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 06:33 AM
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104. after bush's hissyfit speech the other day Tweety was raving
and gushing over bush's statements about "..under the kleig lights.." - reference to his people having to testify uner oath on capitol hill in public, with the press there.

Tweety was squirming in delight, spittle a'spraying over his chin, commenting to the effect '..what a great image to invoke (on bush's part) to say kleig lights; he really came out strong here'

Wha??!! was he watching the same bush speech I was? where he was bullying and whiny at the same time and couldn't pronounce words right; the man sounded belligerent and stupid.

and all Tweety could hear was 'kleig lights' and his man-crush was re-ignited.

Alterman right on with this article, very funny too.
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Democrat 4 Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 08:39 AM
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105. This article is hysterical but anyone note Tweety during last night's show?
Anyone notice how Tweety came on to the chick that gives the stock market report on his show last night? Don't remember her name but MSNBC goes to her to give Friday's stock market report in the middle of Hardball and Tweety tells his producer to put her back on the monitor. Said something to the effect put her picture back up there - I like her better than the picture of the oil rig, or graphic or whatever.

He just keeps it up until finally they switch back to her and she is very disconcerted. Tweety keeps telling his guests he likes her better and wants to see more of her. She finally says something to the effect that she likes the extra air time. He kept talking about how pretty she is and he really likes her. Weird exchange. Totally inappropriate - especially right in the middle of his interview with his two guests.

After watching it the second time I realized that Tweety HAD read Alterman's man-love essay and Tweets were was-y-y-y-y-y over compensating for it.

Anybody else catch that little exchange? Am I off base here?
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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 08:46 AM
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106. thats so funny! of course Tweety must have read Alterman's essay
to be acting like that.

:rofl:
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 09:59 AM
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116. Oh, yes, I caught it. I have it from a Wash. insider that Tweety is fond of young women
and can be inappropriate. So he has both man-crushes and young women crushes, both, or maybe as you suggest, he uses the young woman come-on as a coverup for his man-crushes.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 10:08 AM
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118. Yes, he was totally out of character...
And I hadn't read Alterman's article until now. But yeah - I wondered why he was hittin' on a woman.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 08:06 PM
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129. All of you heard it HERE FIRST - Tweety/Tweezer DROOLING over Britney!!1
.... ...Then M-TV held its 20th or 25th or whatever anniversary, and all the cable echo chambers were doing segments of Britney shedding her duds down to almost nothing. Not to be left behind, Tweety followed suit, with a guest "culture" commentator from Time Mag, the young humor columnist, Joel STEIN. The staff kept re-running the Britney clip, and Tweety was clearly DROOLING disgustingly. STEIN said, "You're beginning to creep me out." Tweety responded, "Yeah, well, wait till YOU're 50." This led to the suggestion that "Tweety" be modified to "Tweezer" to retain the hair (color of Tweetybird) reference while canceling out the affection factor and also adding the (dirty old) "geezer" angle.
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 07:13 PM
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126. What do you expect from a man who named his own TV show Hardball?
but besides gushing over manly men I've noticed a couple of times Chris gushing over "older" women all but saying "my, you've held up well for your age!" He didn't actually say that but something similar enough it was hard to miss the message.

This was the first time he's been sexually inappropriate with a younger woman that Ive seen and yes, I assume it was because he's afraid after Alterman's article he'll be called gay.

It goes to show how shallow he is. I don't think gay when he gushes at W, I see tough guy envy. In case you've never noticed, the only people who have penis envy are men. There are some new studies going around where you can actually track what part of a picture people look at. The researchers were shocked to find all men stare at other men's genitals and women do not. (Incidently, they were so surprised by the finding they decided to try it with animals. yep, men look at animal genitals too and women don't.)

In a civlized society people do not voice, no national TV, their penis envy or their pleasure at looking at pretty women, young or old. On a news program, when Hardball is supposed to be, we are not supposed to notice looks.

My guess is he's impotent and overcompensating. He seems so asexual to me. I can't even imagine getting the hots for him.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 08:01 PM
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128. I agree, I don't think he's gay at all. He's just inordinately impressed by men who APPEAR strong.
If anything, it's like a daddy fixation. He's so easily knocked over by the way a man looks--by whether or not he conveys an IMAGE of strength, bravery and competence. Whether or not the man in question IS strong, brave or competent doesn't matter. It's like Billy Crystal's character Fernando used to say--"It is better to LOOK good than to FEEL good."

He also just seems to love to have someone to look up to and admire, period. He always seems to be a worshiper in search of a god--any god. Anyone he can look up to and say "Wow!"
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 06:37 PM
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141. OK...
He's 'vaguely gay'.

howzzat?
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 09:58 PM
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145. An amateur gay? A knob hobbyist?
He's 10 percent 10 percenter? Gay-dreamer? Gay-zing over the fence?

Just browsing? Bi-curious?

Shank shopper? Just stopping bi?

Gladiator film enthusiast?

Visiting the brawn buffet? Planning ahead?

Putting in his bid? Testing the waters?

Testosterone taster? Tossing out lines to see what bites? Weekend weenie-roaster? Surf and turfer? Man fan in need of a little oil?
His "Heart is a Bonely Hunter"?

Wishing?

Waiting?

Wanting...


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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 11:00 PM
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147. I never heard any of them but my favorite is "Gladiator film enthusiast?" Lol
I must have lived a sheltered life.

Don
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-26-07 02:21 PM
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148. They're made up, so don't feel out of the loop, or anything.
Edited on Mon Mar-26-07 02:38 PM by Kurovski
"Gladiator" is a variation on an old joke, and "tossing out a line" is of course fishing talk referring to Tweety's on-air "pick-up lines" which he regularly tosses out.

Edit: oops! And "bi-curious" is a standard term for those with dawning interests.

:hi: :D
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-24-07 09:57 AM
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114. Very true-Tweety was really gushing about pRes. Asshat's "klieg lights" comment
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 08:48 PM
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144. This thread. Is. SO. HOT!!1 n/t
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