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top10 ADMIN Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:34 PM
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The Top 10 Conservative Idiots, No. 256

The Top 10 Conservative Idiots, No. 256

August 21, 2006
Hakuna Macaca Edition

Welcome once again to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots. This week George Allen (1) opens his mouth and puts his foot in it, George W. Bush (2,4,10), gets snippy about the Constitution and Iraq but gets to ride a motorcycle, and Katherine Harris (6) continues her awesome Senate campaign. Enjoy, and don't forget the key!

George Allen racism racism racism

At a campaign rally in Virginia last week, Sen. George Allen decided that it would be a good idea to get a rise out of his all-white audience by picking on a non-white fellow who happened to be videotaping Allen on behalf of his opponent's campaign. That's right: the subject of George Allen's embarrassing rant was the person who was there to videotape him in case he made any embarrassing rants. Now that's what I call "savvy politics."

Let's go to the tape and check out Allen's address to Jim Webb campaign volunteer S. R. Sidarth:

My friends, we're going to run this campaign on positive, constructive ideas. And it's important that we motivate and inspire people for something. This fellow here, over here, with the yellow shirt - macaca, or whatever his name is, he's with my opponent, he's following us around everywhere. And it's just great, we're going to places all over Virginia and he's having it on film and it's great to have you here and you show it to your opponent because he's never been there and probably will never come so it's good for you to see what it (inaudible due to applause and cheering).

Rather than living inside the Beltway, (my) opponent right now is actually with a bunch of Hollywood movie moguls. We care about fact not fiction. So welcome, let's give a welcome to macaca here. Welcome to America, and the real world of Virginia.


According to the "list of ethnic slurs," Macaque is a common French (or Belgian) epithet aimed at "a Negro (originally) or a person of North-African origin (more recently); derived from macaque monkeys." (And French isn't the only language in which macaca means monkey.)

And John at AmericaBlog notes that it's "a word that French soccer fans have used in the past as a slur against black players (often of North African descent) on opposing teams."

I know what you're thinking. Where on earth would George Allen have picked up this European slur?

Let me give you a clue.

According to Wikipedia, George Allen's mother was an "immigrant of Tunisian/Italian/French background." Tunisia was a French Protectorate from 1881-1956, and for those of you who failed Geography it's in North Africa. Allen's mother spoke fluent French - her son apparently still does.

So when you consider that Allen's mother grew up as a French-speaking white woman from an area of North Africa where macaque is a common slur against black people, do things start to make a bit more sense?

Do you think it's possible that George heard this word growing up? Do you think it's reasonable to assume that he knew exactly what he meant, but figured his audience - actual Virginia good ol' boys - would probably just think it was a funny-sounding made up word? Or even worse, that they knew exactly what it meant too?

If that's not good enough for you, try this: why would Allen say "Welcome to America" to Sidarth? If you think it's because Sidarth is not white, have a freedom fry. Because you see, S. R. Sidarth was born and raised in Fairfax County, VA. He's as American as George Allen - and more of a Virginian, since Allen was born in California. (Which, coincidentally, happens to be where all those "Hollywood moguls" live.)

Frankly I think it's pretty obvious what's going on here. So let's skip now to the excuses Allen gave when called on his behavior.

First, Allen campaign spokesman Dick Wadhams tried to claim that they'd given Sidarth the nickname "mohawk" because of his hairstyle, and Allen had merely mispronounced it.

According to the Washington Post:

Reached Monday evening, Allen said that the word had no derogatory meaning for him and that he was sorry. "I would never want to demean him as an individual. I do apologize if he's offended by that. That was no way the point." Asked what macaca means, Allen said: "I don't know what it means." He said the word sounds similar to "mohawk."

Hmm... mohawk, macaca... I'm not sure that's going to fly. Macaca doesn't really sound like mohawk to me. Plus, Allen said it exactly the same way twice. Does he really not know how to pronounce the word "mohawk?"

Now let's take a look at our handy "Mohawk-Not-A-Mohawk" visual aid, featuring the man himself, S. R. Sidarth:


Not a mohawk:


Not a mohawk:

Mohawk? It would be a stretch to call Sidarth's haircut a faux-hawk. (Which would presumably make him "facaca" anyway in George Allen's bizarro world of excuses.)

No, explanation number one simply didn't wash, and that's why George Allen came up with a completely different explanation the very next day. Are you ready for this? It's a good one. According to CNN:

In a four-paragraph statement issued Tuesday, Allen said, "In singling out the Webb campaign's cameraman, I was trying to make the point that Jim Webb had never been to that part of Virginia -- and I encouraged him to bring the tape back to Jim and welcome him to the real world of Virginia and America, outside the Beltway, where he has rarely visited.

"I also made up a nickname for the cameraman, which was in no way intended to be racially derogatory. Any insinuations to the contrary are completely false."

Oh, so now he made up the word? How peculiar. I thought it meant mohawk.

George W. Bush unconstitutional unconstitutional

There was some seriously bad news for Our Great Leader last week - I mean, really bad. Not quite as bad as Laura hiding the Jim Beam or Dick Cheney taking his bicycle away, but bad nonetheless. According to a federal judge, Dubya has been violating the Constitution of the United States. See? I told you it wasn't as bad as Dick Cheney taking his bicycle away.

Judge Anna Diggs Taylor of the United States District Court in Detroit ruled that George's warrantless wiretapping program was entirely unlawful. According to the New York Times, "She also offered a scathing condemnation of what lies behind the wiretapping - Mr. Bush's attempt to expand his powers to the point that he can place himself beyond the reach of Congress, judges or the Constitution."

"There are no hereditary kings in America and no powers not created by the Constitution," she wrote. Ha ha! Yeah right. That's so pre-9/11. Haven't you heard? Any president not named Clinton who allows 3,000 Americans to be killed by ignoring warnings that terrorists are going to fly planes into buildings gets to stand on a pile of rubble with a bullhorn and proclaim himself Unitary Executive of the New American Empire. Watch Fox News - they'll explain it all to you.

Anyway, the Judge's decision wadded King George's regal undergarments into a right royal bunch, and he came out swinging (not unlike a drunk at closing time). According to the Associated Press:

President George W. Bush said those who agree with a federal judge in Detroit that his warrantless surveillance program is unconstitutional "simply do not understand the nature of the world in which we live."

"This country of ours is at war," the president said Friday. "And we must give those whose responsibility it is to protect the United States the tools necessary to protect this country in a time of war."

Even if that means tearing up the Constitution. Get it?

Tom Ridge excessive spin excessive spin

Of course, Bush's pals past and present came rushing to his defense to claim that in fact it's perfectly all right for the president to violate the Constitution in order to protect it. Take Tom Ridge for example, who appeared on CNN with Miles O'Brien last week. O'Brien asked Ridge, "why are we in this war after all? We're there to protect the rights that we hold so dear, right?" Here's what Ridge had to say:

Ridge: Well I think you're on to something there. I mean it's rather remarkable that in a democracy and in the United States as we're trying to combat an enemy that is sworn to our destruction, we are having a legitimate public debate as to whether or not the president needs a warrant and another piece of legislation in order to protect America by gathering foreign information.

You know Tom, you're absolutely right. Isn't it remarkable that George W. Bush hasn't taken away all of our rights yet? I mean, it's so great that you guys are still able to sit there on CNN jawing about the fact that the president has repeatedly bum-raped the Constitution. After all, if he hadn't done that, the terrorists might have won by now. So I guess we should all just shut up and mind our own business, because hey, you guys still have the right to talk about his illegal activities on TV.

For now.

George W. Bush dumb

Of course, there's another reason why Our Great Leader is a bit down in the dumps at the moment. Iraq was supposed to be his crowning success, and instead it's going to be remembered as his greatest failure - which is pretty impressive considering some of the other failures he's presided over while in office. So who's to blame for the problems in Iraq? That's right - it's the Iraqi people. According to the New York Times:

President Bush made clear in a private meeting this week that he was concerned about the lack of progress in Iraq and frustrated that the new Iraqi government - and the Iraqi people - had not shown greater public support for the American mission, participants in the meeting said Tuesday.


More generally, the participants said, the president expressed frustration that Iraqis had not come to appreciate the sacrifices the United States had made in Iraq, and was puzzled as to how a recent anti-American rally in support of Hezbollah in Baghdad could draw such a large crowd. "I do think he was frustrated about why 10,000 Shiites would go into the streets and demonstrate against the United States," said another person who attended.

Gosh, those ungrateful bastards. And after everything that George has done for them! I mean, it's hard to understand why the Iraqis aren't putting up statues to Our Great Leader when you read news like this:

July appears to have been the deadliest month of the war for Iraqi civilians, according to figures from the Health Ministry and the Baghdad morgue, reinforcing criticism that the Baghdad security plan started in June by the new Iraqi government has failed.

An average of more than 110 Iraqis were killed each day in July, according to the figures. The total number of civilian deaths that month, 3,438, is a 9 percent increase over the tally in June and nearly double the toll in January.

Tsk tsk. Those irresponsible Iraqis and their crappy government have really screwed the pooch on this one! Why, it's astonishing that none of them had the foresight to realize that sectarian violence would tear the country apart after the fall of Saddam Hussein. This is clearly all their fault.

But it's okay - it turns out that George W. Bush isn't really down in the dumps after all:

President George W. Bush is not frustrated with the leadership of the new Iraqi government and does not expect an "overnight success," White House spokesman Tony Snow said on Wednesday.

Snow was responding to newspaper reports that said Bush in private meetings had expressed concern about progress in Iraq and frustration with the new government.


Snow said Iraq was not in a civil war and disputed the characterization of Bush as frustrated with progress in Iraq or with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government.

"You've got a government that is brand new," Snow said.

"This is a guy who has a series of challenges before him with this government and the president is impressed not only by his determination to get the job done, but the fact is that he is working aggressively to do these things," Snow said. "We don't expect him to be an overnight success in dealing with all these problems, nobody can be, but the president certainly supports Prime Minister Maliki."

I'm sure the prime minister is delighted to hear that George W. Bush is backing him all the way - and doubly delighted to learn that despite all appearances to the contrary, Iraq is not in a civil war after all. Expect the flower-and-candy-throwing to begin any time now.

Orrin Hatch partisanship

It's been a while since we've heard from Sen. Orrin Hatch, but he was back on form last week. According to the Salt Lake Tribune:

Sen. Orrin Hatch, who continuously decries the bitter partisanship in Washington, implied this week that Democratic success in November's election could result in terrorist attacks on America.

Hatch was quoted in Tuesday's Tooele Transcript Bulletin as saying Middle East terrorists are "waiting for the Democrats here to take control, let things cool off and then strike again."

Well I guess that makes sense. After all, the Democrats were in power on September 11, 2001, when Islamic terrorists last struck on American soil after waiting eight long years. Oh, wait. No they weren't.

Meanwhile, it was revealed last week that:

The Bush administration quietly tried to cut $6 million that was earmarked for developing new explosives detection technology -- even as the British terror plot was unfolding.

Officials wanted to use the money instead on federal building protection. Congressional leaders rejected the idea.

The maneuver was one in a series of Homeland Security Department steps that left lawmakers and some of the department's own experts questioning the administration's commitment to create better anti-terror technologies.

An investigation by The Associated Press showed the department failed to spend $200 million in research and development money from past years, forcing lawmakers to rescind the money during the summer session of Congress.

I guess Orrin Hatch must have been off sick that day.

Katherine Harris loser

Now it's time for an update on the Katherine Harris Senate campaign. Here she is at a meeting of the Broward County Young Republican Club:

Er, at least that's what it says on her website.

Actually, I must admit that despite everything, I'm starting to feel a bit sorry for Harris (sorry that she might not win her primary, at least). Last week she held a campaign rally at Orlando Executive Airport, and it was, well, a bit of a flop. According to the Orlando Sentinel:

Katherine Harris' attempt to boost her campaign with a series of high-profile endorsements wilted Thursday when none of the officials appeared at her campaign rally and one of them said Harris wrongly included him on her list of supporters.

State Sen. Daniel Webster, R-Winter Garden, said he has not endorsed Harris and instead is supporting one of her challengers, Orlando attorney Will McBride.

Ouch. Mind you, it's not like anyone really noticed:

None of the nine officials listed on her event flier appeared, leaving Harris on her own to address a group of about 40 supporters, reporters and campaign-staff members.

40 supporters, reporters and campaign-staff members? So that's about 10 supporters then. Yep, I'd say so:

The most prominent official on hand was former state Rep. Allen Trovillion, who left office four years ago.

Long time readers of the Top 10 may remember Mr. Trovillion from Idiots 14 and 15, when he welcomed gay students to his office by saying "God is going to destroy you" and then claimed that Broward County has a "masturbation problem."

Harris spoke in an airplane hangar that seemed to highlight the modest size of the crowd. She said a last-minute location change -- required because a tree fell on the hangar where the event was supposed to be held -- kept crowd numbers down.

Airport officials, however, said no hangar had been damaged by a tree and that the rally was in the hangar that had been originally booked.


Harris spoke for 10 minutes, saying she is the only candidate with the conservative credentials to defeat Nelson. When she finished, red, white and blue balloons dropped onto an empty stage, rendered unnecessary by the sparse crowd.

You know, I'm really going to miss this race when it's over. Do you think we can persuade Harris to run for president in 2008?

The Bush Administration drugs

In February 2002, George W. Bush announced his National Drug Control Strategy. Here's an excerpt:

You know, I'm asked all the time, how can I help fight against terror? What can I do, what can I as a citizen do to defend America? Well, one thing you can do is not purchase illegal drugs. Make no mistake about it, if you're buying illegal drugs in America, it is likely that money is going to end up in the hands of terrorist organizations.

Just think about the Taliban in Afghanistan - 70 percent of the world's opium trade came from Afghanistan, resulting in significant income to the Taliban, significant amount of money to the people that were harboring and feeding and hiding those who attacked and killed thousands of innocent Americans on September the 11th. When we fight drugs, we fight the war on terror.

So how's that National Drug Control Strategy working out? Well, in 2001, Afghanistan produced 185 tons of opium. And last week officials in Kabul told the Associated Press that in 2005, Afghanistan produced, er, 4,500 tons of opium. Which is a new record. And constitutes almost 90 percent of the world supply, up from 70 percent in 2002. And according to the AP, "opium accounted for 52 percent of Afghanistan's gross domestic product in 2005."

Yes, it's another smashing success for the Bush administration!

Marc Gellman hypocrisy hypocrisy

Newsweek's Rabbi Marc Gellman weighed in on the Leiberman/Lamont race last week, and tried to sift through the election's complex religious dynamic:

I simply do not understand why so many Jews bailed on Joe. I cannot understand why Joe's percentage of the Jewish vote was not in the high 90s instead of the 54-57 percent range (according to Lieberman's campaign). I have opinions on way too many things I don't know nearly enough about, but I know about Jews. I am a professional Jew, and yet if you asked me to explain why Jews did not vote for Joe the way blacks voted for Barack Obama or Catholics voted for John F. Kennedy I would not know what to tell you.

It's a good question, but thanks to some brilliant detective work by Atrios, we may have the answer. Let's go back to the year 2000 and listen to a prominent Rabbi telling us why it would be simply stupid for Jews to vote against Bush just because his opponent's running mate is Jewish:

True acceptance means that we as Jews can be delighted that he was nominated and then vote against him because we do not agree with his politics. Voting for Lieberman because he is Jewish is just as wrong as voting against Lieberman because he is Jewish. Acceptance means being considered for public office because of where you stand on the issues, not where you stand on the sabbath. Politics isn't baseball. There is no room in politics for irrational rooting for the hometown team. If you believe in Lieberman's political views, then you should vote for him; if you don't, then you shouldn't, and you should not feel as if you have betrayed Judaism or the Jewish people or God by your vote.

If you guessed that those are the words of prominent Rabbi Marc Gellman, have another freedom fry.

Lou Beres

In Idiots 218 we noted that Lou Beres, "longtime head of the Christian Coalition of Oregon," had stepped down from his position after being accused of sexual abuse by three of his relatives.

According to the Oregonian last week:

Beres denied allegations of sexual molestation when they first came to light in The Oregonian last October. Gresham police last fall investigated allegations Beres had molested underage family members, but Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Shrunk said the allegations occurred so long ago that Beres couldn't face charges under the statute of limitations.

So let's see, the longtime head of the Christian Coalition of Oregon denied sexually abusing underage girls. And what does a newly released report by Gresham police say?

Beres "readily admitted sexually touching" the plaintiff in the lawsuit when she was 13 or 14 years old, according to the report. He also acknowledged sexually touching a 16 or 17-year-old friend of his daughter in 1976 or 1977.

In a later telephone call with an investigator, "he made admissions to three separate victims at three different times," the police report said. "All involved underage females. The offenses ranged from kissing to touching the breast of an underage girl.

"(Beres) identified the victims as his sister-in-law and two friends of his daughters," said one of the investigators, Detective Lee Gosson of Multnomah County Sheriff's Department. "It should be noted that Mr. Beres said his activities with the girls were in a playful fashion. I told him that the acts were sexual and he agreed."

I see. So he sexually abused underage girls and then lied about it. But it's okay - he was just being "playful."

George W. Bush photo-opping

And finally, during a photo-op last week George W. Bush parted his thighs and straddled a throbbing symbol of American power and superiority. No, not Donald Rumsfeld - a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

You know, I could see him going on tour with this:

See you next week!

-- EarlG
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:17 PM
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1. Bush jumping the shark?
Now why do you hate sharks so much, you want to poison one? :-)
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Blackthorn Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:35 PM
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2. Excellent, as always.
And I completely agree. I never want Katherine Harris to go away.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:40 AM
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17. I just might...
write Kathy Harris a letter and tell her how proud I am of her for standing up for her beliefs, and to continue running for office (as a Republican of course) as long as she's able to.

yeah, Katherine, "God" as you say, told you to run for the senate.... well, maybe she's not lying, because the Almighty wants us to not have to focus on the Nelson race and save our donations for other candidates!

great job, as ALWAYS, EarlG!

here's a funny video, I figure TOP 10 readers are just the type to enjoy this video since EarlG's TOP 10 is the reason I never leave DU ---
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OG Yankee Patriot Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:40 PM
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28. I Apologize for the Following Post, But
nothing, and i mean nothing, gives me greater pleasure than seeing Katherine Harris' botoxed face shoved into a fresh steaming pile of reality on a daily basis.
she is truly the embodiment of evil, and i cannot help but rejoice in seeing her receive her karmatic payback in so humiliating a manner.
if that makes me somehow smaller, i will live with it, but i will never forgive or forget her role in the constitutional coup of 2000.
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:52 PM
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37. Ahem, you owe us all an apology
for apologizing for that post! I, for one, always grab a bag of popcorn when I read or hear her name! :popcorn:

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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:34 AM
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21. Bush jumped the shark a long time ago
Thanks to EarlG, we now have pictures. Thanks.
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ladym55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:43 PM
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3. Georgie and his Harley
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Those images will stay with me all week ... thank you, thank you!!

I needed a good laugh.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:10 PM
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9. You could do an entire BOOK with those pictures!
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ladym55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:46 PM
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12. It would be the number 1 NY Times bestseller
in its first week.

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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:35 PM
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15. Where's the pic of him jumping over NY city?
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 06:49 AM
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38. Worse yet, jumping over the Gulf Coast.
Evel Knievel, bring it on!
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:48 PM
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4. Has there EVER been a bad Top 10?
I didn't think so!


Superb, as always!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:50 PM
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5. LOL!
God, I'm picking myself up off the floor after seeing the last pic.

Good work, as always!

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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:52 PM
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6. Good one! Cycle pics -- LOL! nt
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:01 PM
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7. As a Virginian, thanks so much for Georgie Poo...what a turkey!
Sidarth is a typical exceptionally bright Northern Virginia kid going to U.VA(I'll bet it's NoVA, but maybe not. He was born in VA at any rate.) He's a little adventurous in his summer activities but counting on getting some serious extra credit, I suspect. There are a ton of great kids in this are, really decent, very hard working and bright. Why on earth Allen would try to humiliate this young man is beyond me. It's not like having a video guy from the opposition is a new thing. Any campaign that can, will do this. So what's Allen's problem?

HE'S A TOTAL IDIOT, THAT'S HIS PROBLEm. He only got elected the first time because the Dem who should have wiped the floor with him, Chuck Robb, got caught in a story about trading massages with some amazingly good looking actress in a NYC hotel room. I think Virginians, at least those of us near the beltway, were more turned off by the seeming "big fib" than anything else. It was just enough for this clown to make it. Now he's got some competition, and believe me Webb intimidates Allen. Webb is who he appears to be and much more. He's intelligent and deep. He can think on both sides of an issue and change his mind. He's an ex boxer, ex combat vet, writer, raconteur (shhh...), etc. He's comfortable around people. He's not putting on the persona of someone he'd like to be.

Allen is a nasty mess. Now everyone sees it. There were editorials ALL OVER Virginia the day's after this concerning Allen's awful behavior. He's toast. He'd have lost anyway. Webb would have frozen Allen in his high beams at the first high stakes debate.

Allen doesn't have much room to move around anymore. Northern Virginia went 62% - 34% (approx) for Kaine over the Republican in 2005. That's huge. It's wealthy, corporate, professional and not many will tout the GOP. Allen's racism is consider atrocious. Then there's Richmond, Norfolk, Newport News, Portsmouth, all urban areas that don't dig racist crap. Tidewater is also very military. Webb fits in, Allen is a "dude."

Now Allen will have to debate Webb several times. Can't wait. YouTube is going to burn up the internet after those events.

Thanks, great one.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:47 PM
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32. What's his poll numbers look like, tho? Isn't he still safely ahead?
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:06 PM
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8. LOL! bush does baghdad.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:24 PM
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10. OMG! That is a hilarious Top 10
Great job!
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:25 PM
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11. if i am correct she ruled the program was legal
the problem is that george decided he didn`t have to bother with waiting for a sorry george, even the supremes will have a hard time giving what you want. george, have some one explain the charter of liberties, the magna carta, and the constition of the united states to you in words even you could understand...
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:54 PM
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13. I loved Katherine Harris's "young" republicans

Some of those geezers don't look very young to me!

Great job as always, Earl!
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:29 AM
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22. Well, it is Florida. "Young" is a relative term there.
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:54 PM
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14. Tsk, tsk, tsk Earl
You state that Ms. Harris had 10 supporters at her "event". However, I count 12 Harris signs. You probably missed the two in back, one next to the fan and the other right underneath the tripod. Still, I guess we need to assume that no reporters got suckered in to holding signs. Oh, and thanks for my new DU signature. Priceless. :spray:
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jerryster Donating Member (685 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:24 PM
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33. Wouldn't it be great....
if after Harris loses she decides that she no longer has any loyalty to W and cohorts? What would be delicious irony for me would be Harris giving details about just how Florida was "delivered" for Bush in 2000. (Sorry. I can't quite let it go). Let's face it. She helped steal it and now Bush & Co. have told her to go pound sand. I would love for her to be the one who brings him down. The fact that I can't stomach her just makes the prospect all the more satisfying.
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:47 PM
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36. jerryster, you read my mind pal
you read my mind (ignore all the porno images you might find there ) :yoiks:
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felman87 Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:49 PM
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16. Gosh, those ungrateful bastards
This line should go down in history right along side with "We have nothing to fear but fear itself".
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:38 AM
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18. I don't think the troops in Iraq should expect many flowers.
The flowers are probably already spoken for due to all the funerals they're having in Iraq. Civil War tends to kill a lot of people, you know. :(
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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:15 AM
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19. As always, you've made my week (and it's only Monday!)
Is Allen's campaign spokesman really named Dick Wadhams? If so, then that's proof that there is indeed a god and she has a wicked sense of humor. :)
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Rufus T. Firefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:25 AM
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20. "Macaca"
I haven't seen anyone say what I thought from the beginning - people on Allen's staff know exactly what "macaca" means, and they refer to Sidarth as "macaca" around the office. Allen also knows (someone would have explained it, though maybe no the original person who came up with it), and he thought it'd be cute to call him that to his face. Hilarious.

I'd say that is the theory that makes the most sense. I love when he said he made it up - yeah, and it just happens to be an ethnic and racial slur. He's GOOD.
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BlueOysterCult Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:47 AM
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23. not sure how to start a new topic on main page but...
can someone put this to the top? you guys have to hear what this nazi - Tramm Hudson - had to say:
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Thoreau-Ly Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:55 AM
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26. Allen is Obviously
A racist lying scumbag.

Come up here, George. We'll bitch slap you with Old Glory. Would you like that?

Where do they get these fucking assholes?

'Scuse my "French."

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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:05 AM
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24. "Allen campaign spokesman Dick Wadhams"
You've gotta be kidding me!!! This guy's name is actually Dick Wadhams???

:rofl: :rofl:

Another classic EarlG - Thanks!!! :hi:
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brg5001 Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:41 AM
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25. Dick Wadhams is being groomed as the new KKKarl Rove
...And the Maccaca strategy demonstrates that he's off to a brilliant start. Use implausibly deniable racial appeals to divide your constituents and win the election. YEAH! It's the American way. Campaigning is sooo fun when you're doing it all for Jesus, something you LIBBERALLLS just don't understand and never will. My eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the LORD!!!


George Allen is just a little tooooooo....Confederate. This NON-SOUTHERNER is obsessed with Dixie's glorious past, even moreso than 99% of his constituency. Virginians, for the most part, put the battle flags away after Appomatox, then, like their kin in the Deep South, subsequently trotted them back out in spirit and wrote them into all kinds of statutes. These racist, sexist and homophobic notions have now become part of our fabulous HERITAGE. Yep, it's all about heritage, he would say, not hate. Trouble is, the heritage IS hate. Perhaps someone should tell him that. Dick Wad knows it, of course...what he doesn't seem to realize is that while the American Taliban does have quite a bit of support, most southerners aren't into the KKKonfederate Kool-Aid. Allen is guilty as charged. The larger question is, why is his party giving him a pass? I think that we all know the answer to that.

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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:36 AM
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27. Excellent Work, EarlG. However, I think in the future should
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 10:45 AM by LibDemAlways
Allen make it onto the list - and I have no doubt he will - I suggest you use this pic as it captures his personality perfectly. The kid is his son Forrest, named for Confederate Gen. Nathan Forrest, early KKK Grand Wizard. For that alone, he deserves an honorary permanent spot on the idiots list.

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neojohnr Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:06 PM
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30. On Allen
Typical conservative.
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Craig3410 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:13 PM
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29. Congratulations!
On the first list of Idiots that has to be expressed in two hexadecimal digits!
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:45 PM
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31. Those Bush travel photos remind me of the Travelosity troll
which is bad news for Golum
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:56 PM
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34. Let me guess which picture SoCalDem will have in her
signature line soon... :rofl:

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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:08 PM
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35. i am hysterical over #10 with the fool on the harley!!! thanks! n/t
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 07:59 AM
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39. Some missing icons:
- Allen deserves some "dumb" icons along the KKK ones;
- Marc Gellman deserves some "flip-flop" icons besides the pot-kettle ones.

An extremely satisfying Top 10. :thumbsup:
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man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 05:59 PM
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40. mohawk v. macaca?
It seems republicans may suffer some degree of developmental disability with regard to both hearing and speech. George Allen seems to think the words "macaca" and "mohawk" sound alike. Jim Guckert, aka Jeff Gannon, claimed he adopted the Gannon pseudonym because my real name is too hard to pronounce. And as for Dubya, well, no need to even go into that. Where the chimperor is concerned, suffice it to say there are GTNTM (Gaffes Too Numerous To Mention)

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