March 6, 2013

"I have a soft spot for Joe Biden. I like him. But he’s dumb as an ashtray."

Said Roger Ailes. He also said: "I like Marco Rubio.... But I don’t know about as a vice-presidential candidate. He’s a nice guy, and that role requires kicking the crap out of your opponents.

51 comments:

Humperdink said...

"Just aim that double barrel at the door and blast away."

Then go to jail.

Colonel Angus said...

I think that's insulting.

To ashtrays. They at least provide a useful function.

Expat(ish) said...

Sorry, Roger, ashtrays are fit for purpose.

I dunno what possible purpose Joe is serving in gov't.

-XC

Kirk Parker said...

Expat(ish),

Impeachment insurance. Duh.

Skyler said...

Well, it's a good thing Rubio will be the next President and not Vice President.

What has happened to our country where someone thinks the Vice President, which is a nothing job, requires a violent mind set?

bagoh20 said...

I made an ashtray in second grade (certainly an expulsion offense today). My parents faked appreciation for the quality of it. I doubt they could pull that off if I brought home Biden, even with some faux fur glued on top.

pm317 said...

A lazy bum in the pilot's seat with a dumb as ashtray in the co-pilot's seat. You know where we are headed.

Joe Schmoe said...

Good observation. Paul Ryan is not a guy you sign up to kick the crap out of your opponent.

Levi Starks said...

Please stay after class and write potato on the board 500 times.
Repeat as often as necessary....

Sorun said...
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Baron Zemo said...

The problem wasn't that people had a soft spot for Joe Biden.

The problem was that so many women had a wet spot for Barack Obama and they voted with their ladyparts and not logic.

They saw Romney as their second husband. The one that took away their charge cards.

They know that their imaginary boyfreind Barry will never do that!

Larry J said...

I don't know about ashtrays but I've seen doorknobs that are brighter than Joe Biden. Kind of makes you wonder about the guy who selected him for the job, doesn't it? For that matter, why did the people of his state keep electing him? Did they just want to get him out of town?

Revenant said...

Well, it's a good thing Rubio will be the next President and not Vice President.

The man I like to think will be our next President is currently on hour 5 of a filibuster of the Brennan nomination. The main point of concern is the President's assertion of a right to assassinate Americans inside this country.

So far Paul's been joined by three other Republicans and one Democrat.

chrisnavin.com said...

Fightin' Joe Biden, standing at his father's side at the local union hall in Scranton, rolling up his sleeves at the watering hole in Dover, standing up for the workin' man, taking that Amtrak for years.

Sittin' at the beer summit with an O'Douls, Borkin' all opponents.

chrisnavin.com said...

When Obama the boyfriend leaves and makes 'em cry, old Uncle Joe comes over and takes 'em out for ice cream.

It's a one-two knockout punch, I tell yas.

Alex said...

The GOP doesn't have anyone men willing to kick ass. Yup Sarah Palin has a bigger SET of you-know-what they any of them.

AllenS said...

Sure, nothing says ass-kicker like the word ashtray.

WTF?

Alex said...

Baron - I think the simpler explanation is young single women vote for Democrats by 70/30 because they perceive they will get some kind of government benefits out of it even if they are currently not on any. F.e., they are in favor of "gender equality" measures in workplaces and vote for Democrats based on that.

DADvocate said...

I've never considered the IQ of an ashtray. A box of rocks, a bag of hammers, a post, dirt, a rock, and many other things, but never an ashtray.

As for Biden, if you put his brain on the edge of a razor blade, it'd look like a BB rolling down the interstate.

Anthony said...

Sadly, he's far more emblematic of the governing class than anyone else.

ricpic said...

A drone strike on Obama by a pissed off Holder (apparently constitutional going by Holder's non-answer to Senator Cruz) and there you have a nice affable dumb as a stump President Biden. Sounds like a plan. What would piss off Holder enough to have him order a drone strike on Obama? Perhaps Obama calling him a Clinton Uncle Tom lackey.

Paul Ciotti said...

Ailes: "God is not a liberal. He has a good heart."

Hey, I could get to like this Ailes guy.

Erika said...

When I was a young woman voting for Democrats, it was because I dimly perceived that Democrats are the party that wants to help people, and Republicans are the party for rich people to get richer. Yes, I was the product of Washington State public schools. And a single mother.

X said...

Sen. Paul is schooling the constitutional scholar president on the Constitution.

Drago said...

Levi Starks: "Please stay after class and write potato on the board 500 times.
Repeat as often as necessary...."

Do you think the School Principal who gave the card with the incorrect potato spelling to Quayle would do that?

Note to self: when someone hands me a card which is to be used for evaluation purposes, don't trust that they've done their homework.

Icepick said...

Impeachment insurance. Duh.

And assassination insurance. Even if you hate America, the thought of President Biden has got to be frightening. Hell, he might start a nuclear war as a practical joke, or because someone unexpectedly knocked on the door. "Just aim those MIRVs at the door and blast away!"

Icepick said...

I made an ashtray in second grade (certainly an expulsion offense today). My parents faked appreciation for the quality of it. I doubt they could pull that off if I brought home Biden, even with some faux fur glued on top.

Bagoh wins the thread!

ricpic said...

President Biden's Inauguration Address: You fear filled bitter clingers, you have my permission to go out on your balconies, if you have balconies, and fire your double barreled shotguns into the air. That should take care of your silly home invasion fears. You can disperse now and return to doing whatever you do that keeps the money rolling in. Dis-s-s-smissed!

dreams said...

"A lazy bum in the pilot's seat with a dumb as ashtray in the co-pilot's seat. You know where we are headed."

I think both are qualified to fundamentally transform (destroy) our country.

Lem said...

Go Rand Go!

Revenant said...

Go Rand Go!

Alex picked a really bad day to try the "Palin is the only Republican with balls" line of argument. :)

Big Mike said...

Is it unanimous? Do we all agree? Comparing Joe Biden to an ashtray is profoundly unfair ... to the ashtray.

Alex said...

But Rand Paul is a fucking nut.

edutcher said...

Anybody who's been exposed to Shotgun Joe (as he's now known across the Rightosphere) has known that for the last 40 years or so.

Apparently the people in the Small wonder are even dumber.

Baron Zemo said...

The problem wasn't that people had a soft spot for Joe Biden.

The problem was that so many women had a wet spot for Barack Obama and they voted with their ladyparts and not logic.


Same way they did for JFK and Willie.

Notice a pattern in what happened next?

Erika said...

When I was a young woman voting for Democrats, it was because I dimly perceived that Democrats are the party that wants to help people, and Republicans are the party for rich people to get richer. Yes, I was the product of Washington State public schools. And a single mother.

You are living proof women can be taught to think with something besides their ladyparts.

/ducks

Icepick said...

Impeachment insurance. Duh.

And assassination insurance


Wanna bet?

What's the quickest way to get a Republican POTUS before '16?

Remove Barry and have Joe declared non compos mentis.

Bob Ellison said...

Rand Paul is nine hours in. Still coherent, too.

Bob Ellison said...

Paul sets an interesting example. He's risking making himself look foolish, testing his ability to stand and talk for hours on end, just for a principle that he believes in.

Obama, by contrast, has threatened to veto any bill that grants him the power to handle the sequester according to his best judgment. Obama is probably already in bed.

edutcher said...

Bob Ellison said...

Rand Paul is nine hours in. Still coherent, too.

Coherency has nothing to do with it.

Consider Shotgun Joe or Lurch.

Lem said...

The executive branch needs to be checked back a bit.

Amartel said...

I still don't get why people like Joe Biden. Do they feel superior to him? Biden is clearly stupid but smart enough to acknowledge that he's not as bright as others and the others appreciate that and like him for it. Maybe that's it.

X said...

Thank you Senator Paul.

Revenant said...

But Rand Paul is a fucking nut.

A person who thinks Rand Paul is a nut and Sarah Palin is admirable is not someone I expect to be able to have a productive conversation with.

We'll just have to agree to disagree. :)

Chip Ahoy said...

Small Dead Animals pulled a quote about R&D. Kay says she once suggested Saskatchewan not be foremost among wind energy developers, rather they should concentrate on what they have most and what they do best and let other countries that have dearer need pay for the development, then invest after they've worked out the bugs.

And Ailes says let CNN develop the framistan, something that keeps needing a new framistan. His favorite word from an I Love Lucy episode. (Commenter corrected framistat.)

Cedarford said...

ricpic said...
A drone strike on Obama by a pissed off Holder (apparently constitutional going by Holder's non-answer to Senator Cruz)

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Of course its constitutional. No different than monitoring or even firing on "bad guys" using other airborne platforms operated by the "Government Heroes in Uniform, Who Serve".
(And who liberals and right-wingers profess to have unbridled love for).

A drone operated by "Heroes Who Serve" is functionally no different than using their counterparts IN the machine gun biplane hunting Mexican bandits raiding across our border in 1918, Hero cop snipers in helicopters with orders to shoot the rogue cop at Big Bear if he did not surrender.

And of course, having jets over America shoot down planes full of US Citizens with a plethora of precious Constitutional Rights should their plane be hijacked by adherents of Dubya Bush's "Religion of Peace".

Nor does Obama "have to personally give the order to kill a rogue US citizen that is a clear and present danger to public safety". That is Hollywood.

Set the rules of engagement, delegate down.

After action is taken, then all sorts of debate can happen if Anwar al-Awlaki was a "clear and present danger" simply because he was recruiting and planning actions within the US where Muslim US citizens or immigrants would kill infidel Americans....

Michael K said...

Biden is dumb but dishonest. He told Clarance Thomas, when Biden was chair of the Judiciary Committee, that his confirmation hearing would be a snap when he knew about Anita Hill and her paranoid fantasies. He was setting Thomas up. What he did to Bork was as bad but Kennedy was the villain there, IMHO.

Tina Trent said...

Yes, well, it's a shame that Rubio is dishonest. He'll have to get dumb and brutal too, or run for President.

Erika said...

Ed, I ain't gonna throw anything at you for that. (Can't speak for some of our other Althousians.) I have days when I seriously, literally think women should lose the right to vote.

AlanKH said...

Ailes rocks.

Mick said...

Marco Rubio is not eligible to be VP. He was born of resident alien parents, not US citizens. Do you think it's a coincidence that he and Cruz and Jindal are being talked up with the Usurper domestic enemy Obama in the WH?

Rubio's parents are "improper ascendants ("improper ancestors"--- see Federalist 68, and Rubio was born a Cuban citizen. Obama Sr. was a British subject, and Obama was born a British subject, of a British subject father--- and is thus not a natural born Citizen.

VPs also must be natural born Citizens
" But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States". (12th Amendment)

Of course the Blog prof ignores the Usurpation of the Presidency despite the fact she teaches the law. Those kids are probably not learning much.

Get a clue "blog prof", there is no "USA" or "Constitution", since the President, who is the executor of the laws, is an illegal entity. Why do you think Drones, NDAA, Benghazi, Obamacare, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Trillions given away to banks, and John Corzine walking free are allowed to happen? The law is now what evil men say it is. All those ignoring the Usurpation deserve what is coming and have no protection of any Constitution because it is now defunct.
The Blog prof played a part in allowing it, and not alerting the public.

Tom said...

Speaking truth to, um, idiocy.

ErnieG said...

That ashtray line reminded me of one I heard years ago, an engineer talking about another engineer: "He's a nice enough fellow, but I'd sure hate to see him working with subatomic particles."

Ambrose said...

I never smoked, but I miss ashtrays. They were cool in a folk art, kitzy sort of way