Kenneth The Page As Bobby J

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Kenneth The Page As Bobby J

Might we be witnessing another Tina Fey Palin moment? We really hope so. 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer does Bobby Jindal on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. If nothing else the "Party of No" has proven to be hilarious throughout this depression.

If you're having trouble streaming the above video (everyone and their dog seems to be watching this today), check out the this clever little youtube below. So many laughs so little time.



Comments [180]

beauty's picture

hey texy, y'know about that

hey texy, y'know about that thing you said at the top about rollin' naked in the snow for me any ole time.

well, if erin's gonna be throwin yer kilter off anyway, which btw she done to me just recently in front of a whole bunch a people. i think you may even have been there. i just snapped and then we both got kinda got in a kilter fight (i say kinda cuz i don't got no kilters).

sometimes e can be so doggone cold but, ya know, i luv her anyway. i just can't help it but on that particular occasion after you guys left since i didn't have a kilter she threw my sheer see through scarf way off me and i was completely buck naked and mad as a wet hen. so i just stormed right back and ripped her kilter off. and just as i did that, there was a knock on the door. it was so cute cuz it was a deliver guy who was bringin this marilyn tie i'd gotten e as a belated valentines gift (cuz i was mad at her on v day too) and as the delivery guy was standin there with his mouth gapin wide open cuz we were both buck naked, erin just opened up the package and put on that tie, buck naked and all and y'know what, she looked so darn cute buck naked in that marilyn tie that we both started laughin. so i never did go to see ole venus cuz i just forgot about that whole venus business and decided to stay here cuz its so fun and all. but that's a whole other story.

so any way i didn't mean to just go off texturbatin in front of you like that about erin and i bein buck naked and made at each other so i'll strip my comment down to the bare essentials for ya, if yer kilters gonna be off anyway cuzza little ole erin, then would you do me a little teensy ole favor and show beauty how u'd roll around in the snow naked.

uh oh...i think that xanadu, the textubation monitor, is gonna come back and send me to the principal's office agin for texturbatin in public agin. oh well, itll b worth it when i see you with your kilter off rollin' buck naked in the snow. Wink

Erin Blackwell's picture

MSMB mystic smell my breath?

MSMB mystic smell my breath?

mysticsmb's picture

HA! I'd love to know what

HA!

I'd love to know what your writerly self might think they stand for....

(you're already off to a good start since your instincts are correct that it is in fact mystic 'smb,' not mystics 'mb,' as some have thought.)

Erin Blackwell's picture

that pain might toughen me

that pain might toughen me sufficiently to staunch my dread of offending liars by pointing out the awful truth to them.

what do the initials smb stand for?

mysticsmb's picture

Yowza! That might be a bit

Yowza! That might be a bit painful, EB.

Steph H's picture

Hey Mystics - love this

Hey Mystics - love this post.

Regarding your closing comment - "It’s been helpful I think with regards to this to be part of a binational couple where these issues are part of the fabric of our daily lives and we’ve both had to learn how to allow our respective countries differences to enrich our life together rather than fracture it."

I too am part of a binational couple and I totally agree with what you have so eloquently expressed - thank you.

Erin Blackwell's picture

can i have that tattooed on

can i have that tattooed on the inside of my eyelids please?

beauty's picture

hey pk... i wanted to let

hey pk... i wanted to let you know that my comment about boxes was not specifically directed towards you at all. i hate it that you got that impression cuz that certainly was not my intent. i got to erin's word, "label" and that word in conjunction with the tone of many of the other entries on this blog just screamed of boxes, literally. there was so much conflict that i just couldn't bring myself to read it all. so i just happened to plop myself right in the middle of your conversation with erin cuz i usually pay closer attention to her responses than some of the others (no offense to anyone else).
believe me, i know i'm as guilty of putting people in boxes as anybody else. and i probly only realize it about 1 percent of the time. it's unavoidable without constant vigilance. it is a rare person who can see the individual in front of her 100% of the time without being subtly influenced by a label or subconsciously putting someone in a box.

anyway, to me, this whole blog has wreaked of boxes that i can see even though i haven't read every entry. i've read enough to see people strugglin with each other over who fits in what box bcs of some comment she made.

from my limited vantage point, given that i haven't really been a part of these conversations before, you're a great asset to this site. very affirming and supportive. and i'm glad i've gotten to know you a little bit through your comments although i haven't yet decided which box you fit into. i'll let you know when i figure it out. Wink

mysticsmb's picture

PK (and Erin), not to butt in

PK (and Erin), not to butt in here, but this is a fascinating discussion. I too had my eyes 'wide shut' until I ventured across the pond during my college years and came back bitching and moaning about the shortcomings of America and Americans. Unfortunately too few Americans, in my opinion, value what a transformative experience it can be to view one's country anew.

However, as much as I'm completely turned off by the faux patriotism of those who find it necessary to call the US the 'greatest nation on earth,' I also now find that I tune out when I hear a steady stream of anti-Americanisms. Not because I in any way find such criticisms unpatriotic (or even inaccurate), but because I feel like they close a door, rather than opening one. I don't so much think that we need to balance critical appraisals of the US with positive ones as think that it's more productive to say something like 'France does this' or 'Australia has a better way' blah blah blah, rather than saying 'America sucks because...'

It's been helpful I think with regards to this to be part of a binational couple where these issues are part of the fabric of our daily lives and we've both had to learn how to allow our respective countries differences to enrich our life together rather than fracture it.

Xanadu's picture

Oh good god! ... Confirms my

Oh good god! ...

Confirms my theory about women - we can be our own worst enemies.

Not2Taem's picture

Ahhh... Because it fit in the

Ahhh... Because it fit in the space and I couldn't figure out what I had done wrong. Thanks for the tip. Someday I'll go back in and edit it.

mysticsmb's picture

Rusty, great post,

Rusty, great post, particularly the bit about ground rules and not lying. I consider it my civic (and astrological) duty to call out lies when I hear them/see them--this is no mere 'difference of opinion.' One cannot 'play nice' or humor the liars out of fear of offending--liars count on and exploit our civility and good manners when disseminating their untruths.

Erin Blackwell's picture

LOL. "pussy" is NOT an

LOL. "pussy" is NOT an insult. au contraire.

i know you're conflict averse, as am i, believe it or not. if i didn't relate to you i wouldn't relate to you. and i cherish your LIBRA-rian diplomacy and poise. and i'm delighted to know that's not all there is.

we tag-teamed you there. take it as a compliment.

xox

Rusty's picture

PK, I like you too and here

PK, I like you too and here are my responses:

"If you really believe that it’s not important to point out the positives as well as the negatives…they why the hell do you support Obama??? Isn’t that his entire platform? Accept people’s differences and find common ground?"

I support Obama because I agree with his policies and the direction he wants to take the country. Finding common ground would be nice, but it is not the end game. Solving the country's problems is the end game and I believe Obama will do that.

"As for pointing out the positives being “censorship”….what a load of complete and total rubbish. You’ve completely missed my point."

No, you misquoted my quoting you.
You: I guess the bottom line is, it’s okay to point out America’s problems as long as we point out the positives as well.

My response: ". . . requiring a person to present 'the positives' in order to have the right to discuss the negatives is a form of censorship."

I do remember that you are a librarian. That's what surprised me about your response. I also stand by my statement. Forced speech is a form of censorship.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

Tex's picture

Thank you, Beauty! I'd run

Thank you, Beauty! I'd run out buck naked and roll in the snow for you any day! And don't worry about anyone taking anything we say to each other the wrong way - we know what we're talking about - well, most of the time anyway.... Wink

Rolling,

Tex

Twitter Time @kdhales

peacekitty's picture

Rusty. I really do like you

Rusty. I really do like you a lot (see I do this because I mean it and don't wish to offend. Unlike some people who don't mind offending others, I truly don't like to do it) but I strongly disagree.

If you really believe that it's not important to point out the positives as well as the negatives...they why the hell do you support Obama??? Isn't that his entire platform? Accept people's differences and find common ground?

As for pointing out the positives being "censorship"....what a load of complete and total rubbish. You've completely missed my point.

I did not say that we should counter all of the negative things about America with positives. I said that it's important to see the positives about America as well as the things we obviously need to work on. In no way is that censorship.

You're talking to a librarian for crying out loud or did you suddenly develop a case of amnesia? I spend my life fighting censorship and I don't appreciate anyone suggesting that I would engage in it.

I'm finished with this conversation. I'm going to take my "pussy", "wimpy" attitude and get back to work.

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Rusty's picture

"I guess the bottom line is,

"I guess the bottom line is, it’s okay to point out America’s problems as long as we point out the positives as well."

PK, I disagree with you on this for a couple of reasons.

First of all, requiring a person to present "the positives" in order to have the right to discuss the negatives is a form of censorship.

Second, the notion that every issue has two equally compelling sides is incorrect. Rachel Maddow calls this "false equivalency." Forty-four million Americans have no health insurance. What kind of positive statement would you suggest to counterbalance that one?

There are plenty of places online and in the MSM that parrot the "America is right even when its wrong position." They don't need me to add to it.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

Erin Blackwell's picture

Peace-oh-Pussy thank you for

Peace-oh-Pussy

thank you for coming out.

i take things personally because i'm a PERSON living in a place i deeply love that scares the SHIT out of me because we deny and mock and abuse our best impulses. i'm vastly outnumbered and i understand the mob rules.

i know you're ambivalent: it comes across in your bait'n'switch comments: you provoke & retract ad infinitum. i'd given up on you as unaware of this proclivity but now i see you DO know what you're doing. you overestimate the need for instant consensus: you keep too tight a lid on yourself imho.

there's such a pollution of false positives propagated by the propaganda machine i don't feel the need to add my eyedropper's worth to the sea of misleading swill. what i'm positive about are the negatives: not the idiots who cheerlead us to damnation but the patriots who find fault in order to correct course.

yes, a nice tête-à-tête, wine with dinner, would smoothe out all the wrinkles, except mine.

peacekitty's picture

Hi Erin and Beauty. Our

Hi Erin and Beauty. Our written exchange reminds me of that wonderful and appropriate quote someone recently put on the home page:

"There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult. "
~ Warren Buffett

Smile

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

beauty's picture

everybody always wants to

everybody always wants to ostracize and compartmentalize. it's a human flaw. we want to try to make sense of the world within our own limited framework and when something doesn't fit we just disregard it. it's us against them. we don't look at the individual at all. we take one act and like you said extrapolate. my gosh, gays, well we're always them's to many people. nobody looks at any other attribute. it's too bad. bcs the judger suffers as much as the judged since his or her field of vision remains so limited. they/we never know what we've missed. how much more beautiful the world is than what we see through our blinders.

shrinks do the same thing. they talk to you once and stick you in a little box where you languish and get toxic medication bcs you have a couple of symptoms that match even though there may be a whole bunch of other stuff that doesn't fit. and you might have something completely different or nothing at all. that's why diagnoses should be held up to scrutiny just like any other compartmentalization.

we think we're enlightened now and don't box people in but really we're just the same as all the other humans in history. we've just created different boxes to replace the old ones.

but what do i know. i'm just a dumb bombshell that doesn't know anything, or so i'm told. so maybe i should just keep my mouth shut and decorate my little pink cashmere box with hearts and bunnies. what do you think?

BTW i'm just guessin' about all this serious stuff. sometimes i take myself so seriously when half the time i don't even understand what i'm talkin about. all this box nonsense. y'know where that came from? i just got a new refrigerator and it came in this huge box and i just thought "wow, this could be a really cool place to live if you made a little window and got some cute little curtains and an easy bake oven (i hate microwaves)" and then i thought you know what this box, well i don't think it would be enough for me even though it's awfully cute and all and then i saw erin's comment and all of sudden i thought hey i don't wanna live in a box and why would anyone and now here we are.

peacekitty's picture

Erin, I'm really sorry I

Erin, I'm really sorry I rubbed you the wrong way.

Let's engage. To answer your question...YES I understand the history of the terms "unamerican and anti-american." I understand how the right-wing conservatives and the Bush cronies have used it to their advantage. Please dont take this so personally. I've never wanted to label you anything. Ever. I said that sometimes those "comments" come across as anti-American and sometimes our words can alienate people and we don't even realize it.

Mine sure did when I got back from England in 1994. I alienated friends and family back then because I said things like "Americans have no culture" etc. People don't like it and I understand why.

I guess the bottom line is, it's okay to point out America's problems as long as we point out the positives as well.

I wish you and I could have a conversation face to face instead of on here because I know that we would understand each other better and probably see that we agree way more than we think we do.
xoxo - PK

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Erin Blackwell's picture

PK, are you aware of the

PK, are you aware of the history of the term "anti-american" or "unamerican"? do you realize the weight of those words & their use to exclude, harass, intimidate? people's lives and careers have been DESTROYED by those words.

if a person can't criticize their own country, who the fuck can she criticize? have you ever had a girlfriend? didn't she criticize you? why? BECAUSE SHE LOVED YOU!

letting everything slide down the drain in the name of patriotism SUCKS because there are real traitors who will steal the commonwealth while we're patting one another on the head and fanny. oops. see? there they go again.

so if you love me, don't label me. engage with me.

Erin Blackwell's picture

fuck typos!

fuck typos!

peacekitty's picture

p.s Sorry about the typos,

p.s Sorry about the typos, it's Monday morning and I don't have Firefox on my computer that allows edits. Smile

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

peacekitty's picture

You do sometimes come across

You do sometimes come across that way when you say things like we "have no culture" and we "don't care about critical thought" and we ignorant for "knowing only one language." There was a time when I would agree wholeheartedly with you, and it was right after I returned home from my Great Britain educational exchange program.

However, I can now see the beauty in Americans and it our society as well. It's not as black and white as many Europeans (particularly the French and Germans) think it is.

But....even though I don't always agree with you, I still love ya.

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Steph H's picture

Thanks for taking the time to

Thanks for taking the time to reply Grace. I totally see what you are saying about the Republican party and it's the same here with the Conservatives - they don't seem to know how to be unified when they aren't in power which is a huge failing.

beauty's picture

oh my, i hope nobody took

oh my, i hope nobody took that the wrong way. really it was nothin. tex just accidentally saw me buck naked last night when i was makin snow angels after watchin marilyn monroe in some like it hot on erin's breast blog before i had a chance to change (the text that is), that's all. i asked her to keep it a secret but then i had to go and spill the beans.

thanks tex for bein such a great friend. really you're a great friend to everyone. i can't believe someone would try to hurt you. that's not a reflection on you but on the person doin the hurtin. i admire what you did in louisiana. i admire what you do everyday. texy, you're one lone star in a million and don't ever forget that. Wink

yonks's picture

i mean that you'r right, we

i mean that you'r right, we must have been totally hypnotized and still

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

beauty's picture

hey e, you cute little

hey e, you cute little brainiac, why don'tcha get out your dictionary or thesaurus or whatever you use to write your blogs! a baby latches on to...you know...the subject of your last blog...i mean the manna from heaven that my sheer see thru veil is pretending to cover up...the breast, the breast, silly. a baby latches onto her mother's breast. and i'm pretty sure you've latched onto a few yourself cuz you're the expert on the subject, you darling little lap dog.

i love it when you try to play dumb cuz you're way too smart to pull it off but it's so doggone adorable. why dontcha hop right up here into mama's lap, my little puppy, and ask me some more silly questions. cuz i never want cha to stop askin em.

LongBeachDogLover's picture

No, no problems with the

No, no problems with the payments. What I have had an issue with is... privacy. Pay Pal has, in the past, "shared" personal information with 'marketing' organizations.

It's been reported that they have "sold" personal info. That just shouldn't happen simply because you've purchased a product, etc. Some people don't mind, but I do. I just find that sort of invasion into my personal life intolerable....

Erin Blackwell's picture

why is the kitty's nose

why is the kitty's nose upside down?

yonks's picture

do you ever had problems with

do you ever had problems with online payment?

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Have you set up a P.O. Box

Have you set up a P.O. Box for donations yet Grace ?
I'm not a fan of Pay-Pal.

Please let us know when / if that happens, okay?

Xanadu's picture

Oooo - I would love to read

Oooo - I would love to read her perspective on VP!

Xanadu's picture

Lovely Grace I'm afraid I

Lovely Grace

I'm afraid I cannot donate until I start my new job ... So right now I can only donate 'in spirit'!

*feeling guilty*

When I'm rolling in it (LOL) again soon, a nice cheque will be travelling your way.

I hope VP can withstand this weird financial time.

.....

P.S. Where are all the rich lesbians when we need them? I know they are out there!! ... I bet they even read VP!!

Rusty's picture

PUMA stands for Party Unity

PUMA stands for Party Unity My Ass. They are the anti-Obama wing of Hillary Clinton supporters. Many of them decided to support John McCain instead of Obama after Obama won the nomination. It's not really about principles and stands on issues since Obama and Hillary had nearly identical positions. In fact, many of them support Sarah Palin even though her positions are diametrically opposed to Hillary Clinton's. And they accused women who didn't support Palin as being anti-feminist. (Palin does't consider herself a feminist so I'm not sure how that works.)

Many of their comments provide links to web sites accusing Obama of everything from not being eligible to be president of the United States since his dad was born in Kenya to the murder of a gay choir director at his former church. Annie Oakley is probably the most prominent PUMA commenting on VP.

That is about as objective a definition as I can give. If I over-stated or misstated any positions, I apologize and would invite the correction.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

Tex's picture

I could probably take any

I could probably take any blog and make a tit crossover.....

Twitter Time @kdhales

Xanadu's picture

Perhaps I'm a bit slow - What

Perhaps I'm a bit slow - What or who is a PUMA? (other than the actual animal) ...

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Jeg visste at du kunne gjøre

Jeg visste at du kunne gjøre det !! ....... Fargen bar på bunnen var et årefult valg. Jeg nyter virkelig til å personalisere videoen en bit. Jeg er glad at mine instruksjoner var ikke også convoluted. Når det kommer til tekniske utgivelser, har jeg en tendens til å være et bitkompleks leilighetsvis.

Fargene i den videoen er vakkere. .... Jeg nøt det. Takk deg Erin.

LBDL
xxoo

Not2Taem's picture

LOL There are so many ways

LOL
There are so many ways that one could go. Let's just pretend I did it on purpose to get you guessing and didn't leave out *to* and mess up the spelling of embed.

Erin Blackwell's picture

in san francisco we say,

in san francisco we say, "useless as tits on an exgirlfriend" but this really belongs on that other blog. do you suppose there's been subliminal crossover? or are tits always in the air?

Erin Blackwell's picture

i know Beauty'd love to see

i know Beauty'd love to see you with your kilter off

Erin Blackwell's picture

that commercial is SO GAY and

that commercial is SO GAY and then up pops the Golden Gate Bridge!

OT: what's the "it" in that sentence?

Erin Blackwell's picture

really? i thought i was

really? i thought i was anti-american

Erin Blackwell's picture

i'd love to live on your

i'd love to live on your planet, PK, but every day i read about some republican displaying blatant racism... or, take that dead chimp cartoon in the New York Post... PLEASE! they're not wearing white pillowcases over their heads: they're not even ASHAMED. well, i'm ashamed for them, for us, that these bigots pull down big salaries to "represent" people and express hateful opinions that cause untold grief and anguish. WHY?

yonks's picture

I must say that my parents

I must say that my parents meet each other at the french communist party (i'm from a far left breeding), and my father was a Phd, teaching philosophy.

personally, i don't find it lefty enough here, i once wrote to Kelly that her left look like my right. I often restrain my inner Don Quichotte to jump against wind mills.

as Nietzsche said: the only way ones think things are fair is when they are unfair to ones advantage.
So i give up the idea of being totally satisfied because the last thing i want is to be unfair toward the peoples who make this place alive.

A Nietzsche metaphor is: a tight-rope walker, started his act, but was disturbed by someone else on the rope, who, "like
a buffoon", caused the tight- rope walker to fall to the ground.

I would be very sad to participate to the fall of a tight rope walker. even though i'm a buffoon

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

Erin Blackwell's picture

"hard to offend" such a

"hard to offend" such a fruiting good quality!

Erin Blackwell's picture

Erin Blackwell's picture

i dunno... i feel a tad

i dunno... i feel a tad OPIATED myself, as in "dyke social networks are the opiate..." a tad addicted. like, don't make me go out there and mingle with... the OTHERS. not that i'm a heterophobe or anything, but... it's refreshing, a relief to come in out of the dread.

Rusty's picture

PK, what I appreciate is the

PK, what I appreciate is the sincerity of your belief in the Marketplace of Ideas. I know that's not what you call it, but I think that's where you're going with it.

The theory behind the Marketplace is that ideas and arguments compete and eventually we reach Truth or the Best Idea. However, for the Marketplace of Ideas to work — everyone has to agree to some ground rules.

The most important ground rule is "Don't Lie." Unfortunately, for certain Republicans and PUMAs they not only lie, but keep telling the same lies even after it's been disproven. Bobby J's speech is a great example. He told a couple of whoppers. Nowhere in the Stimulus Plan is there money for "a magnetic levitation line from Las Vegas to Disneyland.” How many times did Sarah Palin repeat her "thanks, but no thanks" lie? I lost count.

Annie O claimed there was stimulus money for ACORN. When a VPer pointed out that the word ACORN was nowhere in the Bill, she claimed it was there but Obama was just too smart to spell it out.

I'm at the point where I've caught certain posters in too many lies so I don't bother reading their comments any more.

Another Ground Rule necessary for the Marketplace of Ideas is to agree that whatever is the best idea/proposal/policy should win and be implemented. That's not what certain Republicans and PUMAs desire. They want Obama to fail — period. Because if he succeeds they are screwed. Republicans will be out of power for a generation.

I don't know how to even argue with people who have that mindset. Even though I hated W and thought he stole 2 elections I wanted to be wrong.

Here's something else to keep in mind: Even if everyone argued fairly and had the best intentions, the principles of the parties are so at odds that we can't agree on criteria for determining "best." For the economy, Obama wants the criteria to be "Americans working." Conservatives might want a different standard such as "an increase in GDP." Elections have consequences. Obama earned the right to have his policies in place and he also won the right to define "best" in a variety of areas including health care, education, and defense.

I won't disparage you for wanting everyone to play nice, but I just don't see it happening.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna