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Ashley Todd Admits to Making Up Story She was Attacked and Mutilated

As many commenters here and at other blogs suspected upon seeing the picture of Ashley after she said she was attacked, she has admitted that she made up the story. I said at the end of my original post, after some began to think she was lying, that the ATM video would indicate what happened. Well, the ATM video proved that she was in fact lying. According the report, she will also face charges. As far as I'm concerned, she deserves everything she gets. I'd say she also needs some serious counseling because it's obvious she's messed up.


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Ha ha haaaaa!IN YO... (Below threshold)
GB:

Ha ha haaaaa!

IN YOUR FACE WINGNUTS!

You all wanted this to be true so badly, you didn't even think for a second that it might be false. It totally fits your mindset...poor innocent little white girl gets mugged by evil black man who hates McCain. Oh noez, the darkies are comin for the white wimmen!

Man you people are so stupid and gullible.

This will sink the McCain campaign once and for all.

Wow!There are a lot ... (Below threshold)

Wow!
There are a lot of silly looking people today. This hoax could have caused riots, I hope Ashley gets the help she so desperately needs.

Well, she did have that cra... (Below threshold)

Well, she did have that crazed mental health agency outpatient look about her. I hope she gets the proper mental health help for her serious problems. I pity her.

Umm...actually you'll see t... (Below threshold)

Umm...actually you'll see that most people were a little skeptical after the initial "shock" wore off and that skepticism only grew. Evidence sucks to you guys, doesn't it, lefty? What does it feel like to be so bigoted?

What does it feel like t... (Below threshold)

What does it feel like to be so bigoted?

It feels like "hope" and "change".

GB, you're reading what you... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

GB, you're reading what you want to read, obviously. Most of the comments at Wizbang have been doubters or those waiting for evidence one way or another. Only small segment on either side have said it definitely did or did not happen.

You all wanted this to b... (Below threshold)

You all wanted this to be true so badly, you didn't even think for a second that it might be false.

Ahem. Wrong. I had my doubts about this from the beginning and said so in the original post, and the subsequent post.

Ashley Todd is a liar, and has some serious mental issues to contend with. I hope she is punished to the furthest extent of the law and gets the mental help she needs.

Clearly we will be hearing ... (Below threshold)
MichaelC:

Clearly we will be hearing more "intelligent" commentary in the manner of 'GB" as the day progresses. I suggest that those inclined to gloat in like manner return instead to their own campaign for an honest look at the crimes being foisted on the American public by their very candidate. We do not need any ATM footage to support the accusations.

But it would be nice if BO would stop hiding his financials. Oh my, that's right...he would then have to be charged with felonious activities. And that is only one subterfuge. So, GB, criminal activity by your candidate Vs. some idiot individual that no one ever heard of and who will now pass into oblivion.

I'm quite sure you and your ilk will never recognize the difference.

You morons wanted this to b... (Below threshold)
GB:

You morons wanted this to be true SO BADLY you let your emotions cloud your judgment. Drudge, Redstate, every last one of your contemporaries ran with this, so triumphantly thinking how this would hurt the Obama campaign.

How does it feel to know you've been PUNKED????

This poor little girl, maybe if she had a boyfriend and got laid once in a while, she wouldn't have to resort to such lies and drama. But that's a typical young republican for you, a racist delusional liar. I bet her folks are so proud.


Yes, please, change the sub... (Below threshold)
GB:

Yes, please, change the subject, STAT!
Quick, look over there, is that a missing birth certificate?

Oh no, wait, look over there, where's the money coming from?


Is this your idea of an October surprise????

Bawahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Sorry Kim ,no go.Y... (Below threshold)
engineer:

Sorry Kim ,no go.

You added the part about the possible lying as an update. Your original post was gung ho how true that it was, and was also extremely derogatory.

Don't be a partisan politician and try to weasel out of it. Just admit your error, otherwise you just feed fuel to the opposition.

Conservatives are supposed to be about truth and personal responsibility. Live up to it.

Wingnuts can't even beat th... (Below threshold)
MyPetGloat:

Wingnuts can't even beat themselves up right.

May I quote Kim Priestap...... (Below threshold)
Pat:

May I quote Kim Priestap..."Drudge has the headline in red. These Obama cultists are dangerous and out of control. What the hell will these people do if the messiah loses on November 4th?"

Kim, you are what is wrong with America. Its people like you who fan the flames of hate in this country.

"Wingnuts can't even bea... (Below threshold)

"Wingnuts can't even beat themselves up right."

Oh, I'm sure the MoonBats will properly show the Wingnuts how to beat themselves up properly.

And one more thing. Proper... (Below threshold)

And one more thing. Properly.

Engineer -So, if c... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Engineer -

So, if conservatives are supposed to be about truth and personal responsibility, and liberals are the opposite...

Truth and personal responsibility would be the exception instead of the norm for liberals?

You know, I don't think that's a comparison you'd want to press any further. It wouldn't go in the direction you'd want it to.

That said - the girl needs help, that's clear. Our whole damn society's gonna need mental floss after this election.

GB blathered:You ... (Below threshold)
Patrick Chester Author Profile Page:

GB blathered:
You morons wanted this to be true SO BADLY you let your emotions cloud your judgment.

SOME-one has a projection problem...

Sad. There was no way for t... (Below threshold)
Parthenon:

Sad. There was no way for this to have a happy ending. Either a woman was savagely attacked or she was deeply disturbed. It gives the non-nutty Obama supporters no solace that it was the latter, since either were quite bad.

There is a name the gloater... (Below threshold)

There is a name the gloaters here need to keep in mind for perspective, and that name is...Randi Rhoades.

I am a McCain supporter and... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

I am a McCain supporter and I must say I was kind of PO'd, Kim, that you gave this story space on Wizbang in the first place. I dumbfounded that with everything else going on in this election you found time to write about this particular story.

"Drudge has the headline in... (Below threshold)
max:

"Drudge has the headline in red. These Obama cultists are dangerous and out of control. What the hell will these people do if the messiah loses on November 4th?"

"To me, this is an argument to defeat Obama soundly on November 4th. We will not be intimidated into voting for Obama."

"Update: Here's the story. A woman was robbed at an ATM in Pittsburgh. The guy was apparently going to leave until he saw her McCain/Palin sticker on her car. That's when he attacked her and mutilated her, carving a "B" on her face. An Obama supporter robbing someone, at random it seems, at an ATM and then leaving the mark of the messiah on her face when he sees she supports McCain. Thug."

"If the media is fair about it, this story will get a lot more attention than some idiot who may or may not have yelled "Kill Him" at a McCain rally."

"UPDATE: After seeing the picture, I am suspicious about this story."

This is the sound of wizbang jumping the shark.


JLawson:I am a conse... (Below threshold)
engineer:

JLawson:
I am a conservative. I expect that conservatives should be responsible for their actions.
As far as liberals, most have a relativistic sense of morals that allow them to condemn people like Mark Foley, while ignoring Tim Mahoney. There is no set standard for many of them, it all depends on the situation.

I admit. I thought the stor... (Below threshold)
Captain America:

I admit. I thought the story was true. After reading of a McCain office being shot at yesterday, the story appeared more realistic than obviously it was.

Let's hope nothing like this happens on either side as we approach the finish line.

Hi! I'm Joe Izusu and I'm a... (Below threshold)
Joe Izusu:

Hi! I'm Joe Izusu and I'm a College Republican and I was attacked in the back seat of this lovely car.

Pat - "Its people like ... (Below threshold)
marc:

Pat - "Its people like you who fan the flames of hate in this country."

Unlike these people right?

Or these?

GB:You have a lot ... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

GB:

You have a lot of room to talk after the Duke Lacrosse incident moron. This girl will likely face a stiffer penalty than the lying hooker even though her accusations did not do nearly the damage.

im wondering if any of the ... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

im wondering if any of the (few) neocons here who really jumped on this and said that this would have reflected on obama and his campaign will either retract that, or will state that this now reflects on mccain and his campaign?

???

Engineer -I call i... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Engineer -

I call it "situational ethics", triggered by Pavlovian reactions to either a (R) or a (D) after the subject's name.

Was the Duke Lacrosse incid... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Was the Duke Lacrosse incident was perpetrated by an Obama supporter looking to smear the McCain campaign? If she'd gotten away with it, she could have damaged Obama's chances in western Pennsylvania.

Apples and oranges, Jeff, to be polite.

What is it with <a href="ht... (Below threshold)
mantis:

What is it with college Republicans who beat themselves up and blame evil liberals?

mantis:Go ask Andy... (Below threshold)

mantis:

Go ask Andy Martin, since that's where you widly fantasize we get our information from.

marc,Thank you for... (Below threshold)
Pat:

marc,

Thank you for those fine examples of hate. I find it interesting that your post was to be some sort of rebuttal by showing wingnut lefties. I didn't say a thing about party lines in my post, but it is clear you are thinking along party lines. Typical polarized thinking.

The lesson here is that thi... (Below threshold)
thecomputerguy:

The lesson here is that this type of thing nearly always has exactly the opposite effect than what was intended.

im glad she got the bruised... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

im glad she got the bruised eye for her efforts at least. a lot of folks have been shipped off to guantanamo for less than what she did............

Tom,Oops. I hadn'... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Tom,

Oops. I hadn't been back to the site since I fired off a hasty comment based on my own mistake. Just posted a mea culpa on that thread. I do feel dumb, but I'm not going to beat myself up over it (and blame a phantom conservative!). ;)

mantis:I'm very gl... (Below threshold)

mantis:

I'm very glad to see that you've done the mea culpa, thanks for your comment, I really appreciate it. We're back to being friends who disagree a lot! :-)

Anyone with even the slight... (Below threshold)

Anyone with even the slightest bit of common sense could see that this story merited application of the 48-hour rule.

Seems to me these stories always take between 24 and 48 hours to get the facts washed out of the mix.

So, being the level-headed blogger that I am, I will start writing my post-48-hour write-up on this incident this evening over a cold can of PBR and a cool head.

How it's done:

If ever there was a story that calls for the 48-Hour Rule of Blogging*, the one about the young woman in Pittsburgh supposedly getting the letter "B" scratched onto her face by a mugger who was enraged by her McCain bumper sticker would be it.

Hot Air has her picture up, and the first thing I (and others, I'm sure) thought of when I saw it was this jerk-off who made headlines back in December of 04.

* Wait a couple days for all the facts to come out before bloviating like a drunken Kennedy, so as to not write something prematurely, that makes you come across like a total doucheknob.

Whew! Guess Larry will chi... (Below threshold)
SAHMmy:

Whew! Guess Larry will chill out now.

The problem for liberals is that such an act is SO believable on it's face because so many of them are violent and unhinged.

I don't hear any McCain supporters calling for Michelle Obama to be gang-raped by some Bubbas, the "Kill him!" story was made-up by a liberal reporter, and no AP reporter seems capable of taking a picture of Palin that isn't framed between her legs looking out at the crowd.

This girl is a stupid toady. I've seen pictures of people who've been beaten up and she clearly looked like she'd been playing in her make-up kit.

It won't have any impact on the race, and it's asinine that she thought it might, assuming that is why she did it.

Thanks, Tom. I really do f... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Thanks, Tom. I really do feel stupid, btw.

And I don't think people should be too hard on this girl. Unlike the other two stories I linked above, it does seem as though she has some real problems, and this episode is probably not going to improve them (though it may force her to get some help).

The problem for liberals... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

The problem for liberals is that such an act is SO believable on it's face because so many of them are violent and unhinged.

Yeah, well, conservatives eat babies and you can't prove they don't.

I'm confused: I thought liberals were pacifist pussies with beards who teach English literature.

Until they aren't, Hypie. ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Until they aren't, Hypie. Code Pink, Black Bloc, all those wonderful folks... also take a look over on DU, Kos and pretty much any Indymedia site.

But hey, we'll see what we see, right?

You morons wanted ... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
You morons wanted this to be true SO BADLY you let your emotions cloud your judgment.

Actually, I forgot all about it until I came back on this blog again. Why should I want this to be true? So it will look even more outrageous than the unaccounted for $400,000 million including foreign money that was pumped into to Obama's campaign? Your priorities scale needs a tune-up.

"Thanks, Tom. I really d... (Below threshold)

"Thanks, Tom. I really do feel stupid, btw."

Nobody's perfect mantis, so think nothing more of it. (From me anyway--I don't know what Kim thinks.) What I like about you is that you're willing to admit you make mistakes now and then, and take responsibility for them. When I have discussions with you, as I've said in the past, I know you're being honest, and not intentionally annoying or contrarian, as other commenters around here are. I admire that.

As for the rest of your comment, I somewhat agree. I think she should be prosecuted fully, in addition to her getting some help. I don't care who invents stories like these, they should be punished for all the repercussions, not the least of which is wasting police time and taxpayer money. What a sad story, and I hope she learns her lesson.

"This is the sound of wizba... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"This is the sound of wizbang jumping the shark."

And the above statement is the sound of max typing without a shark.

Some thing said... (Below threshold)
GB:

Some thing said

So it will look even more outrageous than the unaccounted for $400,000 million including foreign money that was pumped into to Obama's campaign?

Wow, $400,000 million dollars? That's a lot of dough.

Is Trig Palin doing your accounting?

"Was the Duke Lacrosse i... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"Was the Duke Lacrosse incident was perpetrated by an Obama supporter ..."

29. Posted by hyperbolist

Well, not that it matters, but it would be interesting to ask her who she supports. Hint: I doubt anyone would be suprised.

"I'm confused: I thought... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"I'm confused: I thought liberals were pacifist pussies with beards who teach English literature."

40. Posted by hyperbolist

Those are just the liberal womyns.

i guess i can admire the in... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

i guess i can admire the instincts of some neocons to not believe reports that mccain/palin supporters are shouting "kill him" against obama at rallies

but the reports are true

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mccain+obama+%22kill+him%22&search_type=&aq=f

Correction: That should be... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
Oh, btw FOX News VP <a href... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Oh, btw FOX News VP John Moody is an idiot

If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain's quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting.

Come on. McCain's campaign may have been a lost cause already (we shall see), but I find it totally absurd that this being a hoax would somehow persuade people to vote against him.

As a side note, I've never seen so many comments on a blog post as there are on Moody's. Over 3500!

Another link of suspicious ... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
Hyper, members of Students ... (Below threshold)
SAHMmy:

Hyper, members of Students for a Democratic Society at Ball State University attack a conservative speaker at a speaking engagement, liberals physically attack Ann Coulter at a speaking engagement, liberals rushed the stage at Columbia University to shut down Minutemen Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist, liberals make and wear "Kill Bush" and "Sarah Palin is a c*nt" t-shirts, liberals make documentaries to fulfill their violent fantasies about the assassination of a republican president, Neal Gabler, liberal pundit makes a joke on-air about Bill Kristol being killed in Iraq, liberals actively, physically and constantly attack military recruiting offices on college campuses all over the nation, Republican campaign vans have their tires slashed during the week of the general election, the list goes on and on about the violent nature and acts of many, many unhinged liberals.

But yes you are pussies when it comes to donning a uniform and fighting for your country. Other than that, many of your political allies live lives of hatred, anger and threats and acts of violence.

If Obama is elected, it is highly unlikely any of you will be happier, peaceful or less violent. You want to stamp out people who don't agree with you. Period.

And if you don't have the c... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

And if you don't have the cash for Obama, just charge it:

Obama Ignores Credit Card Donation Fraud

http://www.pointofview.net/site/News2?id=7325

Not enough "wanting" will make this untrue.
Oh, and the part in bold at the bottom of this link is especially interesting:

McCain Aide: Obama Should Reveal Donors

http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/obama_fundraising/2008/10/22/143165.html

SAHMmy, you just smeared ev... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

SAHMmy, you just smeared every soldier who is going to vote for Barack Obama. Was FDR a conservative? Lyndon Johnson? JFK? Bill Clinton? Class act, you are. Oh, and good examples of radical leftists being nutjobs, it certainly supports your assertion that "liberals" are violent. If one wanted to carry on such a stupid conversation, one could point out that by your own 'logic', Timothy McVeigh represents conservativism. He doesn't, clearly, because that argument (yours) is bullshit.

This actually will hurt the McCain campaign and it's their own stupid fault:

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/mccain_aide_gave_reporters_inc.php

Nail, meet coffin.

Ok I said I would apologize... (Below threshold)
Chip:

Ok I said I would apologize for jumping to conclusions on this story, I'm a man of my word. I'm sorry I jumped to conclusions at first.

Now, who says republicans never say their sorry?

Hyper, you need to read all... (Below threshold)
SAHMmy:

Hyper, you need to read all the words that people write. I did not say EVERY liberal was violent and unhinged. I said MANY liberals are. And just with that short list I provided, it's proof that many ARE.

And why would I call someone a pussy who was unwilling to don a uniform and fight for our country if they ALREADY are and have?

Try again.

Pat - "Thank you for th... (Below threshold)
marc:

Pat - "Thank you for those fine examples of hate. I find it interesting that your post was to be some sort of rebuttal by showing wingnut lefties. I didn't say a thing about party lines in my post, but it is clear you are thinking along party lines. Typical polarized thinking."

You didn't? So by you stating "Kim, you are what is wrong with America. Its people like you who fan the flames of hate in this country," you were completely devoid of any partisan thinking.

The you in "it's people like you" is completely generic.

Is that it?

Sure it is, and obama is a Tibetan monk and biden has the oratory skills of William Jennings Bryan.

"Is Trig Palin doing your a... (Below threshold)
D-HOggs:

"Is Trig Palin doing your accounting? Posted by GB"

You're a piece of shit GB...a real piece of shit. And after a comment like that, you have zero credibility in ANY matter.

I did not say EVERY libe... (Below threshold)
mantis:

I did not say EVERY liberal was violent and unhinged. I said MANY liberals are. And just with that short list I provided, it's proof that many ARE.

And many conservatives are violent and unhinged. And many apolitical people are violent and unhinged. So what? In all cases it's a very small percentage of the whole. Any generalized conclusions you make based on individual stories are foolhardy.

So liberals who don't fight... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

So liberals who don't fight for their country are pussies, but conservatives who don't fight for their country are...

Half the country (give or take a few percentage points) is liberal. I know you don't think that a significant portion of those people are prone to violence. That's just crazy. Some nutcases are liberal, some are conservative, though I would assume that most of them are neither--more likely the sort who don't sit around discussing politics and reading Harper's or National Review.

hyper - You're wishing a bi... (Below threshold)
marc:

hyper - You're wishing a bit much with that link aren't you?

All it says is the rep gave the story, an EARLY ver of it when no one had details, to reporters. It also says he claimed the "B" stood for barak, but nowhere does the link refute that.

We, or you don't know whether this nutziod girl said it or not.

For once it appears reporters (or was it the cops?) did their job and got it right.

The real story here, of cou... (Below threshold)
The Truth:

The real story here, of course, is that Wizbang in general and Kim Priestap in particular have lost every ounce of whatever questionable credibility they ever had. They soiled their britches in grand style "reporting" this "story," which has now been exposed as an utter, total lie.

But let's concentrate on the Kimster, shall we? She's been completely and thoroughly exposed as a shrill, hysterical spokes-hole, a mindless, Palin-esque empty shell tool who reflexively parrots, without investigation, without conscience, without the slightest glimmer of intelligence, the following idiocy:

"Drudge has the headline in red. These Obama cultists are dangerous and out of control. What the hell will these people do if the messiah loses on November 4th? Is this the new strategy to get Obama elected? Vote Obama or we'll riot, mutilate people and destroy property? Keep in mind, community activists used intimidation to get banks to give home loans to minority and high risk customers. They stormed bank lobbies and scared away customers. They harassed bank presidents at their homes. It seems they're willing to go even further and actually mutilate a McCain supporter. Will voters with McCain signs in their front yards be targeted, too? To me, this is an argument to defeat Obama soundly on November 4th. We will not be intimidated into voting for Obama."

Really Kim. Have you no pride? Have you no shame? Have you no decency?

You certainly have no credentials as a journalist, reporter or writer. You've embarrassed yourself about as totally as one can in public.

You're a complete moron. I wish you a wonderful eight years in the country of President Obama. Get used to it.


I certainly don't think tha... (Below threshold)
Lisa:

I certainly don't think that Ashley Todd's actions are a reflection on John McCain, and I'm bothered that so many of you thought the actions of a non-existent robber were a reflection on Barack Obama. This is when things get out of hand; people are so consumed by a hatred for someone (whom they don't even know personally) that they can no longer think rationally. Instead, they grab on to any morsel (fact or fiction) that coincides with their desire to believe something.

And to use Kim's logic ("To me, this is an argument to defeat Obama soundly on November 4th. We will not be intimidated into voting for Obama."), I could say: "To me, this is an argument to defeat McCain soundly on November 4th. We will not be intimidated into voting for McCain."

But I don't believe that. Honestly, don't you all see how crazy that is? Ashley Todd, Joe the Plumber, William Ayers--they all make nice soundbites and blog fodder but they're not what this election is about.

I'm so tired of this us vs. them mentality and of seeing the baseless, hateful, deceitful rants of people who hide behind anonymity.

Both Barack Obama and John McCain are good men who have vastly different ideas about how to run this country. Please cast your vote for the right person for the right reason.

Settle down, TT. Nobody's g... (Below threshold)
Parthenon:

Settle down, TT. Nobody's going to go vote McCain because of what Kim wrote.

And we can all come up with... (Below threshold)
Parthenon:

And we can all come up with a list of (insert frothing extremist blinders here) crazy liberals or crazy conservatives that proves - PROVES, I SAY! - that one or the other is more disposed to producing crazies.

Save your keyboards. Those things cost money.

Kim, believing (!) this was... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Kim, believing (!) this was a real attack:

Is this the new strategy to get Obama elected? Vote Obama or we'll riot, mutilate people and destroy property?

Kim, are you ever right about anything? Disgraceful comments.

Let me preface this by sayi... (Below threshold)
Joe:

Let me preface this by saying that I think Sarah Palin has gotten a really raw deal in the media. Still, I heard this joke and laughed my head off. Crude, absolutely, but damned funny.

What's the difference between Sarah Palin's mouth and her vagina?

Only some of the things that come out of her mouth are retarded.

McCain/Palin '08

mantis, I realize that gene... (Below threshold)
SAHMmy:

mantis, I realize that generalizations do not adequately serve to describe reality in its entirety.

But this does not change the fact that liberals appear to want not just to silence conservative voices but to wipe them off the face of the earth. The only conservative I've heard express the same sentiments, not to silence bur rather to convert, is Rush Limbaugh.

So many liberals today appear to have adopted a scorched earth policy. Contrarian ideas and points of view are not just rejected they are villified. I know we have our Ann Coulters, but their numbers appear to pale in comparison to the Ann Counters of the left.

Wow, Kim! Lucky for Ashley ... (Below threshold)
Carl:

Wow, Kim! Lucky for Ashley Todd that you had already spewed all your venom at Barack Obama and his supporters before you realized she was lying.

sahmmy: who are the ann cou... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

sahmmy: who are the ann coulters of the left? are they people we've all actually heard of?

The nastiness illustrated b... (Below threshold)
SAHMmy:

The nastiness illustrated by GB and Joe exemplifies precisely why I find I have absolutely nothing in common with liberals.

Some comments just beg for moderation, however, leaving them where they lie is a glaring reminder as to why the other side is so reprehensible.

"Settle down, TT. Nobody's ... (Below threshold)
The Truth:

"Settle down, TT. Nobody's going to go vote McCain because of what Kim wrote."

That's not the point. The point is the complete irresponsibility of intentionally fanning this kind of thinly-veiled racial hysteria.

Kim Priester is Josef Goebbels in drag, but she doesn't have his audience.

My God, I actually agree wi... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

My God, I actually agree with part of peabody's comment.

Yeah, "TT", just relax, stay "cheerful" and have a "pepsi". I am entertained, finally, with your rant. She struck a nerve with you, and without saying a word to you.

"Josef Goebbels in drag, bu... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"Josef Goebbels in drag, but she doesn't have his audience."

Don't project too much, now.

Oh, correction. That was P... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Oh, correction. That was Parthenon's comment.

Yes peabody.Jonath... (Below threshold)
SAHMmy:

Yes peabody.

Jonathan Chait, a senior editor of the New Republic

Bill Maher, moonbat of (LOL) Equal Time.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation.

Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Dish

And let's not forget the diarists at Kos, the posters at Democrat Underground, Huffington Post, and all the cesspool liberal blogs.

Our crazies are just stupid. Your crazies are something else entirely.

Shhhh, quiet now, LaMedouch... (Below threshold)
The Truth:

Shhhh, quiet now, LaMedouche. This is a conversation between grown-ups.

pea3000 - "sahmmy: who ... (Below threshold)
marc:

pea3000 - "sahmmy: who are the ann coulters of the left? are they people we've all actually heard of?"

Are you deliberately stupid or is it genetic?

Here's a short list:

Keith Olberman (MSNBC)

Daily Kos Owner Markos Moulitsas Zuniga

John "My Constituants are Racists and White Trash and in Cold Blood" Murtha.

Chris "I Got Yanked Off of Debate Coverage 'Cause I Hate Too Much" Matthews.

The list go on, and on, and on... ad nauseum.

Let me add another possibility to those listed above: You might have a plausible reason for being stupid.

You may have been edumakated in one of the Chicago schools obama allegedly, possibly, well didn't actually "improve" by spending 100 million dollars.

Yep, that's it, don't ever say I didn't give you anything. That excuse will fly like a bird.

I was right. ... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

I was right.

"This is a conversation bet... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"This is a conversation between grown-ups."

Stop talking to yourself, "Cheerful Pepsi". But alas, I know you have just one more "on the horizon", before you go completely bonkers.

sahmmy i guess youre bound ... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

sahmmy i guess youre bound to think so if you think the bu$h admin has been at all honest with you. none of those named people want to create the united socialist states of america, or forbid religion. hopefully you dont look at universal healthcare as some kind of commie apocalypse. a couple of these personalities might want more restrictive gun laws but i dont see the big scorched-earth agenda youre talking about. especially when "bomb-bomb-iran" actually refers to scorching earth

Gosh I completely forgot ab... (Below threshold)
SAHMmy:

Gosh I completely forgot about Olby. There's Rachel Maddox too. Invective and inflammatory rhetoric are no longer the exclusive domain of Ms. Coulter.

marc: freak out much?... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

marc: freak out much?

=]

The Truth - "Really Kim... (Below threshold)
marc:

The Truth - "Really Kim. Have you no pride? Have you no shame? Have you no decency?"

And you have what when using language such as "exposed as a shrill, hysterical spokes-hole, a mindless, Palin-esque empty shell tool" and claiming someone is "without the slightest glimmer of intelligence.?"

Here... oops, was that racial? (only in obama-nation)

Ashley Todd part of a large... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

Ashley Todd part of a larger plot:

McCain Communications Director Gave Reporters Incendiary Version Of "Carved B" Story Before Facts Were Known

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/mccain_aide_gave_reporters_inc.php

peabody, you scare me, quit... (Below threshold)
SAHMmy:

peabody, you scare me, quite frankly.

You don't even know what you don't know. And you surely don't know what the people I mentioned want to see this nation become. They don't hide it, so I'm not sure why you don't see it.

pea3000 -"marc: freak o... (Below threshold)
marc:

pea3000 -"marc: freak out much?"

What you don't like looking stupid?

Oh well, you should be used to it by now.

Or perhaps you can cite how all those listed aren't well known enough.

i follow politics and world... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

i follow politics and world affairs pretty closely but i dont read the nation and if ive caught an article or 2 of theirs recently i dont even recall. im looking for hints at some kind of ideology youre so diametrically opposed to. olbermann may go into the stratosphere where invective tone is concerned but is he or his ilk pushing an agenda that you consider to rank with the kind of lunacy we get from coulter?

Falling for this story hook... (Below threshold)
Herman:

Falling for this story hook, line, and sinker, are the same fools who believed (perhaps still believe) that Saddam was behind 9/11, that he had WMD, that humans and dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time, etc., etc.

***********************************************
Conservatives love to point out how unpopular the Congress is according to polls. In November, the American people will do something about that: their votes next month will ensure that fewer Republicans are sent to Congress, while more Democrats are. Lovely solution, right, conservatives?

The Truth Has Noticed the f... (Below threshold)
The Truth:

The Truth Has Noticed the following:

Wherever in cyberspace one finds a political message board, postings from people on the left typically are better written than those from the right, containing superior levels of grammar, syntax, spelling and punctuation. Additionally, comments on the left tend to be more nuanced, showing a capacity for deeper thought, reflection and problem solving.

The Truth Thus Posits the following question: Are posters on the left generally a.) better educated or b.) more intelligent?

Caution to posters on the right: Don't be too hasty with your answer! Think it through first. Not all questions can be answered through reflexive, reductive, yes/no, good/bad, black/white, either/or levels of thought.

With that caution in mind, The Truth Will Now Give the Answer: Both a.) and b.)

One's politics are thus a fairly accurate measure of the quality of one's thinking, aren't they?

--The Truth Has Spoken and Has Imparted His Knowledge Once Again

haha TT. i am amused by you... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

haha TT. i am amused by your neocon-baiting; and offended by your reverence for proper punctuation,

"i follow politics and worl... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"i follow politics and world affairs pretty closely"

Oh, I can imagine you've been lead around all your life. Unfortunately, it hasn't made you all the more wiser. What's even worse, is there are so many like you that get no nourishment from political education, even when you're spoon fed. That is why you have been suckered into believing that socialism is "the answer".

This story, though, is just one of many hoaxes that are used to garnish public ire in order to sway opinion. This one is more small town that came without the professional scapegoat.

Sorry but it's very hard to... (Below threshold)
SAHMmy:

Sorry but it's very hard to take someone and what they are saying seriously when they refer to themselves in the third person.

It's impossible, actually.

lamedusa - i was brought up... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

lamedusa - i was brought up in a republican household, so yes, i was spoon-fed a lot of nonsense

but can anyone present a de facto ideology (not a mockery-based or comically exaggerated one) that makes you so scared of some kind of liberal apocalype?

from what i can see, its just your own party that is scaring you with a lot of hearsay

"haha TT. i am amused by yo... (Below threshold)
The Truth:

"haha TT. i am amused by your neocon-baiting; and offended by your reverence for proper punctuation."

Hee-hee. Yeah, sorry Pea. I realize that with that shotgun blast I subjected some of our own to friendly fire.

But hell, even Dick Cheney occasionally shoots his own guys in the face and says he's sorry. So let me thus reduce the sting: If one were to rank order all the qualities I addressed above, punctuation would be of least weight. So your posts easily pass The Truth's Smell Test. (Hope that helps!)

--The Truth Has Spoken (and is gonna put that shotgun away and go back to his sling-shot...)

TT: and, like that cheney s... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

TT: and, like that cheney shooting victim, let me apologize for the trouble my wounds may have caused you

=]

"TT: and, like that cheney ... (Below threshold)
The Truth:

"TT: and, like that cheney shooting victim, let me apologize for the trouble my wounds may have caused you"

LOL! Priceless!!!

--The Truth Has NOT Spoken (because He is laughing too hard...)

*BREAKING*SIRENS*RED INK*SO... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

*BREAKING*SIRENS*RED INK*SO IT MUST BE TRUE*

ASHLEY TODD ARRESTED

"lamedusa - i was brought u... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"lamedusa - i was brought up in a republican household, so yes, i was spoon-fed a lot of nonsense"

There's no such thing as a liberal apocalypse. You learned nothing from your household, but that is not a reason to be stuck in a rut of ignorance. I'm not afraid of Democrats or Republicans, or pretend Democrats. My party, as of this year became Libertarian, although still conservative leaning. You use words like "fear" as if they apply to everyone.

lamedusa - the basic questi... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

lamedusa - the basic question, which im repeating again, remains:

what are these looney liberal ideologies that compare with the kind coulter spews, and who are the well-known people that are spewing them?

youve managed to cobble together a couple of the "who"s, but none of the "what"s

so lets hear it eh?

"The Truth Has NOT Spoken (... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"The Truth Has NOT Spoken (because He is laughing too hard...)"

More wasted bandwidth. Do you have a comment about the topic, Tooth, or do we need to find it under "J in the Rolodex for Jerk, Jerry?"

I bet you are quite the inventor in your own community you've organized, but your mediocrity is quite telling elsewhere.

"what are these looney libe... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"what are these looney liberal ideologies"

List 'em. Specify.

peabody, remember, you</... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

peabody, remember, you said looney, so provide examples of what you are talking about.

lamedusa - uh youre really ... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

lamedusa - uh youre really swerving off the road now. you mentioned olberman etc, so youre the one who would have to specify and back up the claim that they are espousing moonbat crazy ideas on par with what we get from coulter

or did you not understand the conversation you were inserting yourself into?

"uh youre really swerving o... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"uh youre really swerving off the road now." No, I didn't. I am asking you to provide specific examples of looney, as I did not use the term or Olberman as an example. My thoughts are focused and intact. What about Olberman is looney? Can you paraphrase?

And knock it off with the "uhs", you sound too much like Obama without a teleprompter.

The best part is the way Ki... (Below threshold)
jmc:

The best part is the way Kim and the other Wingnuts used the fact that an "Obama Supporter" could do such a thing to smear all Obama supporters. Of course an Obama supporter did no such thing, and all obama supporters are now innocent of such reprehensible charges.

On the other hand, we now see that a McCain supporter is guilty of pretending to have been mutilated by a black man in an attempt to smear people who support Obama. What does that say about McCain supporters? is this the kind of behavior we can expect if McCain and holy Sarah palin are elected? ARE THESE PEOPLE DANGEROUSLY UNHINGED?


:) it is fun using the crazy actions of one McCain supporter to smear them all. And the best part is I can do it totally guilt free because I know they would do it to us!

uh lamedusa - dont be silly... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

uh lamedusa - dont be silly. if you cant name any nutty, looney, moonbat left-wing ideologies espoused by someone well-known, then your mention of olberman is pointless and my point is proven

thank you

=]

Is this the new strategy to... (Below threshold)
jmc:

Is this the new strategy to get McCain elected? Vote McCain or we will lie smear commit fraud? Keep in mind GOP volunteers will use a southern strategy at the drop of a hat. They have admitted to doing it for years. It seems now they're willing to go even further and actually mutilate themselves to smear an supporter.Will voters with Obama signs be falsely accused and targeted too?


To me this an argument to defeat McCain soundly on November 4th. We will not be scared into voting for McCain.


Kim wrote:


Obama or we'll riot, mutilate people and destroy property? Keep in mind, community activists used intimidation to get banks to give home loans to minority and high risk customers. They stormed bank lobbies and scared away customers. They harassed bank presidents at their homes. It seems they're willing to go even further and actually mutilate a McCain supporter. Will voters with McCain signs in their front yards be targeted, too?

To me, this is an argument to defeat Obama soundly on November 4th. We will not be intimidated into voting for Obama.

You're lying to try to prov... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

You're lying to try to prove an argument. I never mentioned Olberman. If you can find where I did, then I will retract and we'll go from there. The real point is you can't answer my question about how Olberman is an example, according to the right, of the "looney left ideology". It shows how little you understand about the way other people think.

My comment is directed to #... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

My comment is directed to #107

oops, try that compl... (Below threshold)
jmc:


oops, try that completed.

Is this the new strategy to get McCain elected? Vote McCain or we will lie smear commit fraud? Keep in mind GOP volunteers will use a southern strategy at the drop of a hat. They have admitted to doing it for years. It seems now they're willing to go even further and actually mutilate themselves to smear an supporter.Will voters with Obama signs be falsely accused and targeted too?


To me this an argument to defeat McCain soundly on November 4th. We will not be scared into voting for McCain.


Kim wrote:


Is this the new strategy to get Obama elected? Vote Obama or we'll riot, mutilate people and destroy property? Keep in mind, community activists used intimidation to get banks to give home loans to minority and high risk customers. They stormed bank lobbies and scared away customers. They harassed bank presidents at their homes. It seems they're willing to go even further and actually mutilate a McCain supporter. Will voters with McCain signs in their front yards be targeted, too?

To me, this is an argument to defeat Obama soundly on November 4th. We will not be intimidated into voting for Obama.

lamedusa - i am singling ou... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

lamedusa - i am singling out olberman because both marc and sahmmy dropped his name, and i myself am only dropping the coulter name as the right-wingnut example. their point was that coulter is just as crazy stupid as the more extreme mouthpieces of the left. so the point of how olberman is a crackpot isnt mine to make, and im simply asking for validation of the point that the left has its own coulters, if anyone cares to make the case (which nobody here has).

if you want to try, then the question is: who are these well known left-wingers (we've seen plenty of names in answer to that) and what crazy ideologies are they promoting that puts them on the same looney level as coulter (i only hear crickets chirping)

???

logging off for awhile - to... (Below threshold)
peabody3000:

logging off for awhile - toodles!

=]

"logging off for awhile - t... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"logging off for awhile - toodles!"

Yeah, I thought so. For awhile...ha! Until you can think of something else pointless to say.

"and what crazy ideologies are they promoting that puts them on the same looney level as coulter (i only hear crickets chirping)"

Those are the crickets you heard before you posted your comment. I didn't mention Olby, but that doesn't mean I don't know what B.S. he's managed to spew. No one here is going to give you the "spoon-fed" answers you are used to.

Looks like LaMedusa is off ... (Below threshold)
jmc:

Looks like LaMedusa is off the meds again.

The story smelled funny w... (Below threshold)
MF:

The story smelled funny when I first heard
about it
She certainly needs some help.

"Looks like LaMedusa is off... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"Looks like LaMedusa is off the meds again."

Looks like jmc has nothing to add to the post again. Your distractions won't help, Mr. "Apology".

Explain how Drudge and Todd... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

Explain how Drudge and Todd and whomever else involved in this are NOT terrorists. They deliberately set out to frighten people. A human face was "carved" up.

Just because no one else was harmed doesn't mean she's not a terrorist.

If a suicide bombers payload fails to detonate does that excuse the people who planned it?

Well Todd's actions didn't ... (Below threshold)
Parthenon:

Well Todd's actions didn't kill anybody, nor would they have had they 'detonated.' Let's watch the hyperbole here, AB.

My Friends - This was so o... (Below threshold)
godblessAmerica:

My Friends - This was so obviously a hoax from the outset. Not just the backwards B, but the refusal of medical attention. Did any of us actually believe this story?

Here is how Fox's John Moody put it...

If Ms. Todd's allegations are proven accurate, some voters may revisit their support for Senator Obama, not because they are racists (with due respect to Rep. John Murtha), but because they suddenly feel they do not know enough about the Democratic nominee.

If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain's quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting."

Suddenly I can see how media outlets like Fox News use sources like Drudge and this blog to validate the stories they report for political gain.

As a conservative I feel so unclean. My heart sinks.

First the Joe guy, who it turns out is not really a plumber and is in no position to buy a 250k business. Now this sick little charade.

And the saddest truth is that people out there will walk into their voting booth in about a week and pull a lever because they believe this incident to be true, and that it somehow reflects on the candidate.

It is shameful is the way that the McCain campaign "ran with" this story.

Shame.

Shame.

Shame.

Enough to go around.

godblessAmerica - "It i... (Below threshold)
marc:

godblessAmerica - "It is shameful is the way that the McCain campaign "ran with" this."

Really? Well I hope you saved some of the condemnation for the obama camp, they were FOOLED also, "obama's campaign issued a statement expressing concern and calling for a prosecution."

Then you continue - "First the Joe guy, who it turns out is not really a plumber and is in no position to buy a 250k business."

Did he ever say he was in that position? No, he said he hoped he would be.

You claim to be a conservative... then why are YOU DUPED into doing obama's work for him?

"Obama's campaign issued a ... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

"Obama's campaign issued a statement expressing concern and calling for a prosecution of the assailant."

How is that being "fooled" ?

Anyone else involved should be prosecuted too. People should be able to go about their business, whether it's withdrawing money from a bank or voting without being frightened or intimidated.

Was she goaded into being a martyr for the cause? Who funded the operation?

She's gonna talk.

"As a conservative I feel s... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"As a conservative I feel so unclean. My heart sinks."

If you were a real conservative, you would have no need to feel "unclean". And as marc mentioned, I'm sure you at least read about it, Obama also issued a statement about this action before it was revealed as a hoax.

My suspicion meter went off... (Below threshold)

My suspicion meter went off the charts on this one right away. and yes, Kim went over-board with it and a few other people believed it too readily. But this accusation goes a bit too far:

"...[Kim's] thinly-veiled racial hysteria."

Wow. Can't say "Obama supporter" anymore now either. That's racist!

Then Browne donned his tin-foil hat and dove right in:

"Ashley Todd part of a larger plot:"

Then, "Who funded the operation?"

Now Browne's creating great conspiracies out of it. lol.

We're getting to know you a little better now, Browne. And it's ugly. How are those measurements on the grassy knoll going? Has your chicken wire and concrete block burning test produced any results? You could have stopped at your first post when saying, "I was right." But nooooo.

It's pretty simple. The girl needs help. She's caused serious damage to her own credibility and provoked needless partisan sniping. Dare I say, "Time to move on"?

Perhaps *someone* exploited... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

Perhaps *someone* exploited her fragile mental state -- I'd like to know if that's the case.

We won't know until there is an investigation. Sometimes the truth is ugly.


McCain supporters are scary... (Below threshold)
Cockroach:

McCain supporters are scary.

I jumped all over those who... (Below threshold)
Larry:

I jumped all over those who immediately jumped to the conclusion that she was lying. I do not apologize for that position.

Now the truth is out and that is a good thing.

She lied. End of story.

Well, except for a couple of things.

1. Those who started trashing the girl before the investigation was complete by police.

2. Those who wanted it to be true and started trying to figure out how it could have happened (me included) before all the evidence was sorted out.

Shame on both sides of that equation. And shame on me for trying to jump to conclusions.

And the shame lives on. No matter who wins, the aftermath of this election is not going to be pretty.

If Obama wins and actually initiates his program with a cooperative Congress, we will see a major recession/depression and a general lowering of the standard of living.

If McCain wins, we will see a level of hate outpouring that this country has not seen since the riots of the 60's.

Change? You bet we are going to see change and nobody said it had to be for the better.

Marc -The sad trut... (Below threshold)
godblessAmerica:

Marc -

The sad truth is that the McCain campaign was not only "fooled", but it actually propelled the story. Campaign staff fed the story.

And our media (Drudge, Fox, this blog) were all too willing to splash it with big headlines. See this and this.

And your implication that as a conservative I have to support whatever candidate the Republican party throws at me is anti-American. I put my country first, and that means that this time I am voting for Bob Barr.

"If McCain wins, we will se... (Below threshold)
jp2:

"If McCain wins, we will see a level of hate outpouring that this country has not seen since the riots of the 60's."


lol

I'm glad that the incident and your ridiculous conclusions changed you for the better Lar.

godblessAmerica - "And ... (Below threshold)
marc:

godblessAmerica - "And your implication that as a conservative I have to support whatever candidate the Republican party throws at me is anti-American. I put my country first, and that means that this time I am voting for Bob Barr."

I made no implications. I said flatout by perpetuating the lie that "Joe" said he was either an owner of, or about to own a plumbing business you were doing the obama-bots work for them.

THAT is a friggin' lie he NEVER said it. But that didn't/doesn't stop you from pushing that line of crapola.

And good luck with that bob barr thing, but it must be said... until there is a viable way for a third party candidate to compete you may as well go piss in a bucket as vote for anyone aside from McCain/obama.

Larry, which metric(s) will... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Larry, which metric(s) will you use to monitor a potential decline in standard of living? If overall GDP shrinks (as it certainly will--it's a global recession), that might indicate to you that Obama's policies are failing; however, more important measures include literacy and infant mortality. I expect these to improve under Obama's administration, though I don't expect the 25% of the population who currently support George W. Bush to give a shit one way or another because their 401Ks are going to continue to get pounded and they can only view things through a lens of crass selfishness.

I repeat: literacy, and infant mortality. Keep an eye on them, they will improve as a reflection of Obama's commitment to strong social programs, and your country will weather the financial nightmare into which we are all headed.

hyper - "Keep an eye on... (Below threshold)
marc:

hyper - "Keep an eye on them, they will improve as a reflection of Obama's commitment to strong social programs,"

I may or may not do that but I have to ask, what exactly is The Messiah going to get passed thru Congress that will improve those two stats?

"Infant mortality" w... (Below threshold)

"Infant mortality" will improve under Obama! That was a knee slapper.




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