January 6, 2011

How Pelosi handed the gavel to Boehner compared to how Boehner handed the gavel to Pelosi.

Byron York points out the difference.

One thing I noticed (and York doesn't mention) is that Pelosi made a snide remark about the size of the gavel Boehner picked out for the gavel-passing ritual:
I now pass this gavel, which is larger than most gavels here but the gavel of choice of Mr. Speaker Boehner…
Now, my ears have been tuned by decades of immersion in feminism and Freudianism, and I say that's an intentional reference to the phallus and the will toward domination it symbolizes. Nancy Pelosi intended to provoke disrespectful titters, I think — with deniability, of course.

Instead of calling Pelosi on her disrespect, comedian Jimmy Kimmel runs with the feminism and visualizes domestic* violence:



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* It's the House, so domestic is apt.

98 comments:

garage mahal said...

Awww!

Hoosier Daddy said...

Did she hit him in the knee with it and that's why he was crying again?

Dude's more waterty than Clinton.

Scott M said...

She's an awful, delusional woman (5 trillion added to the deficit under her watch and she thinks being a deficit hawk was a high priority) and history will judge her harshly.

shoutingthomas said...

The difference here is Pelosi's sanctimony. The left now argues that every issue is a re-enactment of the 1960s Civil Rights movement, and thus, something that only a bigot would dare to oppose.

This rhetoric is incredibly entrenched.

For instance, I went on a date with a woman who is am elementary school special ed teacher. (Yes, I went on a date.)

She proceeded to tell me that she was currently busy re-enacting the de-segregation of the Little Rock schools, but that her kids seemed completely uninterested.

I asked her: "That was over 50 years ago. What makes you think it has any relevance to your kids?"

Remember. These are special ed kids she's teaching.

The replaying ad nauseum of the Civil Rights movement has become an atrocity that pours shit on every discussion we have.

Even though I am a Baby Boomer, I've got to agree with the kids who say that it will be a blessing when the Boomers die out. Replaying the 60s and the Civil Rights movement has become a crushing bore and an intellectual nightmare.

Pelosi is a sanctimonious asshole. That has become the defining characteristic of the left in the past 50 years.

Marshal said...

For a group which treats juvenile stupidity as a societal threat self identified feminists seem to engage in it quite often themselves. I think it comes from having to pretend little issues are important so much of the time. They're constantly seeking to validate their hype.

Trooper York said...

Nancy should realize that no matter how big the gavel it will never touch the sides. Laugh about that bitch.

Richard Dolan said...

Turning the office over to Boehner gracefully was never in the cards, and was perhaps too much to expect. Lefty Dems think that the incoming Rep majority are unworthy of respect. Dems of that persuasion can't help themselves (a few usually show up here), which is partly why the voters decided that 4 years of them in charge was more than enough. Boehner, wisely, took no (public) notice and made no attempt to rub in the (obvious) fact that what Pelosi had just been lauding as her legacy was what the voters had soundly rejected.

Michael said...

The interest of lefties in Boehner's tears is amusing. He has led an interesting lift BEFORE he became a politician, in contrast to the Nancys of the world. She was a mob daughter who married a millionaire. He ran a business and survived as one of 12 kids in a two bedroom house. I might tear up at such a time and after such a history.

Michael said...

Sorry, that was life, not lift.

pm317 said...

Of course, it was referring to his junk when she made that comment and she did it knowingly and there was even nervous (kind of unsure, belated, muted) laughter from people who recognized it. She is one nasty old woman.

Larry J said...

I'm happy to see Nancy lose the top spot but sad to know that she'll keep getting reelected until she retires, dies, or San Francisco had a massive attack of sanity. However, the odds of that last one happening are about the same as winning the PowerBall while simultaneously being struck by lightning and eaten by a shark.

traditionalguy said...

The games have begun to mesmerize Americans with subconscious symbols. Too bad for the Dems that Boehner is such a non-threatening guy. They will not succeed in making him appear as a Grench like Gingrich.

Original Mike said...

"I say that's an intentional reference to the phallus and the will toward domination it symbolizes. Nancy Pelosi intended to provoke disrespectful titters, I think — with deniability, of course."

Who can doubt it?

Hoosier Daddy said...

Turning the office over to Boehner gracefully was never in the cards, and was perhaps too much to expect.

I expected her to do exactly what she did because she's a believer, she believes everything she helped ram down was the right thing to do and people like Boehner and anyone else that opposes it are either misguided or flat out evil and this was her way of telling the nation exactly that.

I just wish Boehner would just quit whipping out his hankie.

garage mahal said...

Did she hit him in the knee with it and that's why he was crying again?

I don't think the Boehner needs to be whacked to cry. Which brings up the question of why so many male Republican leaders openly cry in public? I personally don't think it's particularly a big deal showing your tender side, displaying your emotions, your vulnerability. I think we should show more empathy and compassion to our brothers and sisters. Maybe this is a real turning point?

Larry J said...

Now, my ears have been tuned by decades of immersion in feminism and Freudianism, and I say that's an intentional reference to the phallus and the will toward domination it symbolizes. Nancy Pelosi intended to provoke disrespectful titters, I think — with deniability, of course.

It's nonsense like this that makes feminists a laughingstock to anyone with a brain.

traditionalguy said...

What do women want??? Is it eunuchs under their control, or is it men acting like men? The secret is that they want whichever they do not have at the moment.

EDH said...

The size of the gavel is in proportion to the Boehner aide Althouse blogged about yesterday.

DADvocate said...

If I had to listen to her and look at her almost daily for 4 years, I'd want to whack her on the head too. Maybe Kimmel was projecting his personal desires.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Which brings up the question of why so many male Republican leaders openly cry in public?

I don't know but I find it annoying. I also think when politicians do it its just theater and nothing more. Sorry but you can't make it that far in politics if your emotions can so easily be laid out on display.

I think we should show more empathy and compassion to our brothers and sisters.

Compassion is giving a hand up, not a hand out. Ensuring that Uncle Sam is going to be there for every misfortune that happens in your life doesn't create a productive citizen but a perpetual adolescent who knows that no matter how much he/she screws up, Mom and Dad will be there with the checkbook and spare room. Do you give your kids an allowance garage? If so do you require them to do anything for it or do you just slap a $20 in their hands and say have fun kids? That may be compassionate but it sure as hell ain't teaching them anything.

Trooper York said...

Boehner was only crying because Pelosi's twat smells like onions. Just sayn'

Original Mike said...

Boehner should explained that he chose the big gavel because it reminded him of a battle axe.

edutcher said...

Apparently, Pelosi Galore is only impressed with size, rather than quality.

Typical.

PS The Lefties made such a big thing about male sensitivity back in the 60s. you'd think they'd be happy. I get the feeling they think they're the ones who are going to be doing most of the crying. So far, Boehner isn't giving an inch (no pun).

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Drudge headline. "The Dems say she will rise again"

Right....like the zombies that just keep coming and coming and only want to eat our brains.

Nancy will claw her way out of the crumbling ground of Democrat death and stagger to the podium, dripping silicone and dead flesh, wig askew, and filibuster and vote again and again for zombie bills that are meant to destroy the will of the nation.

Braaaainlessssss...

Kirby Olson said...

Heavy-handed humor at someone else's expense in a moment where respect is called for: that's Pelosi. Feminists should be ashamed.

Ann Althouse said...

"The size of the gavel is in proportion to the Boehner aide Althouse blogged about yesterday."

Size matters.

DADvocate said...

At t the bar he swept the floors at as a kid, they celebrated Boehner being sworn in. Up until 5 years ago the bar was still owned by his relatives.

Although I've lived and worked near/in Cincinnati for 20 years I had little opinion about Boehner until the past week or so. He could be the real deal. No respectable person in these parts had anything bad to say about him, nothing but praise.

Trooper York said...

Not to Nancy. She could squat on a fire hydrant and still not feel anything.

That's how big a cunt she is in every sense of the word.

Trooper York said...

Wait is that feminist enough for you?

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Ann Althouse said...

"It's nonsense like this that makes feminists a laughingstock to anyone with a brain."

And who are you calling a laughingstock, me or Pelosi? Your statement is amusingly ambiguous. Also amusing is the fact that my question can be easily answered if you will answer instead this question: Are you a Republican or a Democrat? If the former you meant Pelosi. If the latter, you meant me. Am I right? Ha!

exhelodrvr1 said...

"disrespectful titters"

I thought they were very perky.

garage mahal said...

Boehner was only crying because Pelosi's twat smells like onions.

Couldn't be as bad as the smell coming off the New York Football Giants. Saying!

knox said...

She's the one who went strutting around with that giant gavel on her way to the Obamacare vote.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Boehner should explained that he chose the big gavel because it reminded him of a battle axe.

Thorgrim in Conan wielded a pretty nasty mallet.

He died badly.

Trooper York said...

Congratulations garage. You guys will be playing one more game than we will this year.

garage mahal said...

Make that 4 more games. w00t!

shoutingthomas said...

Boehner was only crying because Pelosi's twat smells like onions. Just sayn'

Trooper, you have won the comment sweepstakes for all eternity.

There is nothing left to ever be said again in the history of humanity.

Are you sure it was onions?

AllenS said...

Me and you, garage. Word!

LarsPorsena said...

""The size of the gavel is in proportion to the Boehner aide Althouse blogged about yesterday."

'Size matters.'

It's not the size of the wand that matters, but the magic it performs.

Trooper York said...

garage mahal said...
Make that 4 more games. w00t!

Ha,ha,ha,ha man that's a good one. I haven't laughed this hard since the waiter in the tuxedo fell in the hot tub on the cruise on New Years Eve.

Thanks for the laugh buddy.

Trooper York said...

"Are you sure it was onions?"

Well it wouldn't smell like fish. It has been dead for too long. I think she is using it for a vegtable bin or something. Just sayn.

Larry J said...

"It's nonsense like this that makes feminists a laughingstock to anyone with a brain."

And who are you calling a laughingstock, me or Pelosi? Your statement is amusingly ambiguous. Also amusing is the fact that my question can be easily answered if you will answer instead this question: Are you a Republican or a Democrat? If the former you meant Pelosi. If the latter, you meant me. Am I right? Ha!


Anyone who believes the feminist nonsense is a laughingstock to anyone with a brain. It that fits you, Ann, then what else needs to be said?

Feminists had good points about equal pay for equal work and the problems of harrassment in the workplace. However, the national feminists groups lost all credibility with giving Clinton "one free grope" because they supported his politics.

garage mahal said...

Thanks for the laugh buddy.

Packers have that Star Wars defense clicking right now. Dom Capers is a Mad Scientist running it. You seen what they did to the Giants didn't you?

Did you ever notice Eli Manning always looks like a kid who sees a turd in the punchbowl after throwing a pick?

Trooper York said...

I actually missed the game because I was on the cruise. But I watched the replay.

Eli has won the Super Bowl. I will be happy to listen more closely when you guys do without a quarterback who distracts the secondary by sending them pictures of his junk. Just sayn'

Trooper York said...

I got your Star Wars defense right here!

Hoosier Daddy said...

Packers have that Star Wars defense clicking right now.

Mmmmhmmm. Yeah and we know how that worked out for the Death Star.

Did you ever notice Eli Manning always looks like a kid who sees a turd in the punchbowl after throwing a pick?

I think that's a Manning trait. Peyton does the same thing. Hell he does it when Garcon drops a catch which means Manning's face always looks like he just ate a prune.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Did you ever notice Pelosi's hands when she's speaking? They're waving all over the place. I don't know if she's fanning away a fart or casting spells. And what is with that wide-eyed deer in the headlights look she always has? Is that the botox?

Trooper York said...

Look they are just constipated. It is all that fried foods these rebels eat.

garage mahal said...

I will be happy to listen more closely when you guys do without a quarterback who distracts the secondary by sending them pictures of his junk.

You're thinking of a different team. A NY team. We got rid of that QB 3 yrs ago.

Jay said...

The "liberals" in American are angry, ignorant people.

And Pelosi demonstrates that clearly.

c3 said...

Which brings up the question of why so many male Republican leaders openly cry in public?

Could you please list and while your at it, list prominent Democrats and then we'll discuss.

Frankly, I've found that there are just certain guys who cry easily. It says nothing about their toughness, maleness or whatever. It just the way they're built. I don't happen to be one but I have a close friend who cries at the drop of a hat.

c3 said...

Frankly its the laughing politicians who can give me the creeps

garage mahal said...

Could you please list and while your at it, list prominent Democrats and then we'll discuss.

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, the two leaders of the Republican party cry publicly often. For Democrats who cry publicly? Can't really think of any.

Hoosier Daddy said...

For Democrats who cry publicly? Can't really think of any.

Oh come on garage! Your buddy William J. Clinton, the two time reigning Leader of the Free World was the tear duct master. The dude could shed them on command. And that lip biting? Oh my...wait...I'm getting all verklempt just thinking of it....

J said...

While not agreeing with everything Miss Pelosi's done (or not done), I don't recall Miss Pelosi breaking into tears as Miss Boehner has on numerous occasions. What's more, Miss Pelosi never wore pink ties. Maybe a bigger gavel will help with Miss Boehner's self-esteem problems.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I don't recall Miss Pelosi breaking into tears as Miss Boehner has on numerous occasions.

My guess is the Botox froze up more than her forehead wrinkles.

Rialby said...

This is the same joker who purposefully walked through a group of protesters on the day of the Health Care jam-down with that big fucking toy gavel and that shit-eating grin. Screw her,

J said...

My guess is that most of the A-house reg-steins hate catholics, hate italians, and hate women. Then, add the Democrat factor, and well .....they really, really hate Nancy Babylonia.

Pelosi's not perfect but she has some pluck and authentic American spine ---more than a teabagger could ever say. Or AIPACster

Hoosier Daddy said...

What's a reg-stein? Is that a regular sized beer stein?

Rialby said...

Here

Rialby said...

And here

Rialby said...

and here

God, I hate that woman.

J said...

Reg-stein? Glad you asked that, Sodbuster-Daddy. Reg-steins are vicious, rage-fueled creatures commonly found around conservative blogs (tho the democratic form of the species is not unknown) . They tend to worship a loud, corpulent primate named Rush Limbaugh, and...well have other nasty traits (like foaming at the mouth when seeing a pic of...NANCY PELOSI). Google "slack-jawed yokel" for more details.

Rialby said...

J, get thee to your meds. Don't you have something more Kern County-focused to rage about?

Hoosier Daddy said...

Wow J, I did not know that. That's weird wild stuff.

edutcher said...

J said...

My guess is that most of the A-house reg-steins hate catholics, hate italians, and hate women. Then, add the Democrat factor, and well .....they really, really hate Nancy Babylonia.

Suuure. Pelosi Galore's a Catholic the way the Kennedys are.

And we know all the Althouse Hillbillies hate Althouse because she's a woman.

Brilliant.

Trooper York said...

Saying that Nancy Pelosi has "some pluck and authentic American spine"
is like saying Robert Alomar has an infectious personality.

It doesn't mean what you think it means. Just sayn'

J said...

You need meds, Riably & Co, not to say your first writing course. The ad hominem attacks against Miss Pelosi on this thread , not to say misogyny and bad jokes are even worse than the usual Althouse juvenile rants and raves.

But...reason, facts, evidence are bad for business, as Rush Limbozo realized years ago. Stupid loud hicks move product!

Rialby said...

J - Thanks for setting me straight on how to write correctly. You're a regular Bill Shakespeare.

Methadras said...

I hope Boehner uses that gavel as a ban hammer and bonks that bitch on the head once and for all.

AST said...

One of her most annoying traits is the way she plays the gracious, almost flirty, woman, when you can tell she's got a furious partisan soul.

Either that or she's just so dumb that she really believes in all that crap in her speech.

She sounded like she was giving her own SOTU.

Roger J. said...

J: the master of PC--thanks for your input. Ms Pelosi is certainly a women among women. It will remain for historians to judge her "contributions" to America.

Roger J. said...

OMG--lest I be hoist on J's petard: " a woman among women"

Ralph L said...

Hm... Reg-steins, AIPACsters.
J sounds like C4's mirror image.

Roger J. said...

BTW: when the blog mom starts seeing phalllic symbols in gavels, you may want to seek some professional help.

JAL said...

In review I think Pelosi has harmed women.

We have been trying to overcome the harpy bitch stereotype.

Not to mention her self righteousness.

Quaestor said...

Feminism (whatever that is) is growing socially awkward. It's like dancing the shag (whatever this is) to beach music (whatever that is) or wearing Birkenstocks. It tends to date one.

JAL said...

Althousians hate Catholics?

Who knew!

And Eye-talians??

Who knew!!

And women!!!???

Someone tell the Professor.

J - you missed the gays and lesbians, and the seniors 60 and older (Happy Birthday DBQ!) and the Mormons and that black guy ...

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

One can refer to the Republican need to view everything in life in terms of domination and submission without the reference being phallic.

Unless, of course, the author has a habit of doing so.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Great comment at 2:04.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

Nancy should realize that no matter how big the gavel it will never touch the sides. Laugh about that bitch.

"Balls out my life is a slut! This dick don't hit the bottom but I fuck the sides up!"

Live version here.

Calypso Facto said...

"Nancy should realize that no matter how big the gavel it will never touch the sides.

Maybe that explains today's headline:
"Obama Taps Daley as Chief of Staff"

knox said...

JAL, LOL. Took the words out of my mouth.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

With a name that's a few letters short of "BONER" the phallic references don't require him to have props.

Will we be treated to his sniveling on a daily basis, or just weekly? I'm really looking forward to this!

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

The Weeper of the House.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

"Don't cry for me Johnny Boehner! The truth is your gavel's a big one."

Does the guy even know what he's crying about half the time? It's like he has an emotional Tourette Syndrome.

c3 said...

Well Garage I did a quick google search on politicians crying. Boy Boehner and McConnell dominate the "hits". I did find this and this.

The search clearly demonstrated that John Boehner's crying upsets a lot of liberals (and Sarah Palin). This political reaction has the same sort of feel as the visceral reaction to Sarah Palin (i.e. energetic, tough, good looking young women can't be a conservative) In Boehner's case I wonder if its a matter of "We know he's a hard-hearted Republican so he can't cry!"

Whatever.

garage mahal said...

Two Republicans cast votes today without being sworn in, a violation of the Constitution, on the same day they read the Constitution on the floor. Haha. Not surprised.

rsb said...

…Now, my ears have been tuned by decades of immersion in feminism and Freudianism, and I say that's an intentional reference to the phallus and the will toward domination it symbolizes.
It took you decades to figure that out?

Quaestor said...

garage mahal wrote: Two Republicans cast votes today without being sworn in, a violation of the Constitution...

And what part of the Constitution do you site to back up this assertion?

J said...

For an example of the usual A-houseSpeak peruse Trooper York's insightful contribution to the Pelosi analysis at 12: 47: "Pelosi's t**t smells like onions." And no protests, even by AA . Bookmarkable, actually, like as a threat.

And the AAregs commit the usual false dichotomy fallacy to any who don't join the pack: what, you won't join in attacking Pelosi's character? You must be...a PC, Red, etc. How slack-jawed yokels think

J Lee said...

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, the two leaders of the Republican party cry publicly often. For Democrats who cry publicly? Can't really think of any.

1/6/11 1:49 PM


Well, Bill Clinton.

At the Ron Brown funeral.

When he noticed the cameras were on.

jeff said...

J's a funny guy. Who's sock puppet is he?

AlphaLiberal said...

You are so brilliant, Ann! You know peoples' motives.

How many options did you consider before arriving at that one?

Is it truly the worst motive you could assign to her?

I think Ann Althouse is motivated by spite over some ancient slight she experienced in her college days.

Gee, such fun!

AlphaLiberal said...

That's one big ass gavel. People may joke about the size of such a weirdly large gavel.

There have been news stories on this gavel, because of its size. That is, the large size.

I saw people laughing about that and didn't even get it. A gavel is not phallic unless someone is two-headed? (3 headed?)

Or maybe Steven Colbert had it right: "I think someone is compensating for the size of his small government."

HDHouse said...

unfortunately she didn't whop the guy upside the head with it....wie schade.

Nihimon said...

Did anyone else hear her, at the very end when she's actually handing the gavel over, call him "Mr. B-oh-ner" instead of "Mr. B-ay-ner"?

She pronounces his name correctly several times, including immediately after the "larger than most" remark, but at the very end when she turns to face him, she (deliberately?) mispronounces it like "boner".