The Watering Hole, Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Anonymous says the leak by an anonymous person claiming to be Anonymous wasn’t Anonymous, and other gnus.

Remember, remember, the fifth of November….

Anonymous announced it would release the names of thousands of members of the KKK. But some anonymous person beat them to it, releasing thousands of names a few days ago. But they weren’t Anonymous’ names, and, in all likelihood, they weren’t members of the KKK either. True to their adopted avatar, Anonymous chose the 5th of November to, in all likelihood, destroy more than a few political careers. Bear in mind, however, that membership in the KKK might actually raise the polling numbers of some elected officials.

Next, The Zoo has another exclusive. Notice how relaxed President Obama is, now that campaign season is in full swing and the Republican Party is showing cannibalistic tendencies? Well, we at The Zoo recently uncovered his plans for his last few days in office.

Traditionally, outgoing Presidents use their pardon authority to pay back political favors by releasing certain people from prison. President Obama will be no exception. According to carefully reconstructed papers from the White House Shredder, Obama will issue pardons to everyone of African American descent, and restore full voting rights, as well as the right to bear arms. This move will likely bankrupt for-profit prisons, who rely on large numbers of African Americans convicted of non violent crimes to manufacture their goods at slave wages. Yes, literally slave wages.

Obama’s DoJ is planning to raid polling places the eve of the 2016 presidential election and confiscate all electronic voting machines. This will force precincts all across the nation to switch to paper ballots at the last minute.

And finally, Republicans have settled on a format for their next debate. In an effort to appease the voters in Iowa, the next debate will be held in a pig pen and the candidates, dressed in their skivvies, will wrestle each other until there is only one left standing. Advance tickets to the event are already sold out.

OPEN THREAD.

60 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Anonymous says the leak by an anonymous person claiming to be Anonymous wasn’t Anonymous, and other gnus.

  1. In the Kentucky statewide elections, Dem Jack Conway got 426,964 votes and lost, Dem Andy Beshear got 479,924 for AG and apparently won, and Dem Alison Lundergan Grimes got 493,600 for SoS and won. Why would Dem voters good enough to vote for Beshear and Grimes, not vote for Conway?

      • I think the Kim Davis supporters would be likely to vote a straight republican ticket. Doesn’t explain the undervote for Gov., compared to the other statewide races.

      • What am I missing here? Don’t the Dems control at least one state leg house? If so, why would they pass a bill to repeal whatever part of Medicaid was being used as part of the ACA? Is taking away the healthcare people have paid for something the Governor can do all on his own? Doesn’t he need a bill passed by the leg to do that? Will that happen?

    • “Jim’ll fix it” was a very popular British TV show where a well-known radio DJ helped kids get their wishes and then showed the results on TV. Alas, said radio DJ also turned out to be a rampant, serial, rapist and abuser of children…who died a few years ago, without any of his crimes being called out during his lifetime.

      Jeb!’s lucky if they just go after the Bob The Builder angle.

  2. The power of direct action – 20,000 plus demo in Bucharest several days after 34 people die in a wholly preventable fire at a nightclub (preventable in that if the place wasn’t overcrowded, had poor fire exits and was filled with flammable décor). Corruption – they are the streets protesting corruption. Might have an eye-witness account in a few hours…. watch this space.

    • I have a photo of a large orange balloon shaped like a pig flying over the square where at least 7,000 – looked like more to me are currently hanging out.

    • Seems like 35,000 in Bucharest protesting government corruption (and no satisfied with the three who have resigned so far over the Collectiv fire)…. over 100,000 across Romania.

  3. Dumbass Analogy of the Day:
    Rand Paul says free college is like free heroin.

    “The main thing I would say is that nothing’s free,” Paul said. “If someone offers you something for free, treat it as if they’re offering you heroin and think about the repercussions of what is free and what is a drug, an addicting drug like heroin and the ramifications of that. There’s nothing free. It just means somebody else is gonna pay for it, you don’t see them. So the plumber, the welder, the carpenter, the people who don’t go to college are being asked to pay for your education.”

    • Rand Paul apparently assumes that the words “freed” and “greed” are interchangeable, that there’s really no significant difference between the letters f and g. I mean hey, they’re side by side in the alphabet, right? Of course, a student ‘freed’ of college debt will not have satisfied the ‘greed’ of those who profit from the debt, so there you are. Just like heroin.

      Hmmm. Heroin. ‘H’ is also next to ‘G’. Could that mean greed is addicting?

    • Once upon a time we invested in providing education to people so that they could become productive members of society, earning a middle class income or better, paying taxes and contributing to overall economic growth.

      Now we saddle students with enormous loans – they encumber themselves to get an education, but the middle class & better jobs are no longer there. Student loan payments are so high they cannot afford to buy a home, nor a new car. The economic engine is grinding to a halt.

      But people will still gladly vote Republican because – well, frankly, because Republicans have keyed in and made political capital on basic selfishness.

      • Funny. I guess they have forgotten about the G.I. Bill that financed the educations of thousands of “the greatest generation” like my Dad who received two master’s degrees from MIT.

      • When I was a student at ASU in the early sixties, there was NO tuition for residents of AZ, only a ‘fee’ of a little less that $100 per semester for a full load. Non-residents had to pay that same fee plus non-resident tuition of $350 per semester, again for a full load. Times have changed.

    • The Randy one sees no value in education. After all, he’s the one that flunked his professional certification exam, so he set up his own.
      What else would you expect from a dipshit that would do that?

      • A friend of mine came up with “The Rapture Bus”. It’s a remote controlled bus, thereby seeming to be driven by God Himself, that would arrive in church parking lots as soon as services let out and has “Rapture Bus” painted on it’s side. Once full the remote operator would promptly drive it off a cliff.

          • There are times I miss Darryl’s craziness, especially when he wrote about
            standing on Brazilian beaches teaching about jesus (or was it god, or both).
            Oh, and blaming Zooey for urinating in his birdbath.

    • That’s obviously a spoof – *everyone* knows that the Rapture takes you stark bollock nekkid up into heaven – there’s no need for polos and Dockers(TM) in Heaven…

    • Ummm Benny? Them thar pyramids was mostly like, ya know, solid. Them thar chambers was an itty bitty portion of the over all solidlike mostly construction. Made out of solid stone, y’see.
      Wouldn’t hold much grain. Not even a little much. y’see.

  4. Here’s a GREAT Idea.
    I’ll run this by my boss and see what he thinks.
    House Gives Itself Well-Deserved Break, Will Average Two Workdays A Week In D.C. For 2016

    • Good luck with that – refer him to one P. “Eddie Munster” Ryan if he gives you shite.

    • Gobsmacked

      “Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

      – Douglas Adams

    • the Georges have never done anything to advance the lives of those struggling so we can’t expect them to now think of others. (double spit)

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