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December 11, 2006 10:41 AM   Subscribe

A tribute to the 75-minute period where Tom DeLay actually received feedback from America. Tom DeLay drops unrestricted comments almost immediately on his first disastrous day as a blogger.
posted by jonp72 (60 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
There's actually a couple of slags on there now ("This is just a a Delay propoganda site", "This is silly, you can't say anything unless you agree".

And here I thought his career was pest control. ;)
posted by dhartung at 10:53 AM on December 11, 2006


Please ignore all untoward comments published here.
posted by three blind mice at 11:04 AM on December 11, 2006


DeLay's website now says, "Comments posted by non-registered members will be subject to editor approval before appearing. Your comment will not appear until it has been cleared by a website editor."
posted by jonp72 at 11:08 AM on December 11, 2006


OK, fuck all you critics, I was the best leader the House of Representatives has ever had. Don't try to smear me, I am the definition of honesty and integrity, so fuck all you liberal commies.

December 10, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter Tom Delay


I kinda wish he actually had the balls to come out swinging like that.
posted by piratebowling at 11:11 AM on December 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


That's what people think about you when there's no social pressure to be nice, Tom. Can't pretend the buffer that pollsters provide isn't there anymore.
posted by sonofsamiam at 11:18 AM on December 11, 2006


Nice to see that the internet's love affair with "gay/homosexual" as a perjorative continues unabated.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:25 AM on December 11, 2006


Gas them all like badgers!!!
posted by spicynuts at 11:25 AM on December 11, 2006


Nice to see that the internet's love affair with "gay/homosexual" as a perjorative continues unabated.


Take a trip outside one of these days. It's not just the internet.
posted by spicynuts at 11:26 AM on December 11, 2006


Looks like it has been Metabombed.
posted by caddis at 11:28 AM on December 11, 2006


I got a comment on there before they took it down - I feel like such a pioneer. I bet the designer is as fired as DeLay is now.

Obviously, as his first fling with the power of the internets indicates, DeLay is at least equal parts evil and stupid. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 11:41 AM on December 11, 2006


What's even more damning is the giant scroll of positive-only comments on his blog now. His own personal echo chamber. Yuck.
posted by Nelson at 11:42 AM on December 11, 2006


Way to go Tom! We're pulling for ya all the way!
You are the glue that binds the gears of America together! Go get em!
December 11, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter: AmericaLuver

Apparently the editor doesn't follow metaphor too closely.
posted by The White Hat at 11:47 AM on December 11, 2006 [9 favorites]


I liked When you're locked up, will you smuggle blog posts out in your visitors' rectums?, for some sophomoric reason.

Sadly, most commenters were short on specific reasons that they disliked DeLay, probably because most folks have no idea what he did, but I still enjoyed reading. (despite the predictable 'UR A FAG' style comments)
posted by serazin at 11:48 AM on December 11, 2006


It's just like MeFi!
posted by keswick at 11:49 AM on December 11, 2006


And BIG prize to that AmericaLuver commenter! Nice getting in under the radar of idiots!
posted by serazin at 11:50 AM on December 11, 2006


I finally got it to load. Wow, did they edit out all the positive comments or were there only negative comments?
posted by caddis at 12:02 PM on December 11, 2006


The main link is blocked from work, presumably due to the profanity involved. Not that I can blame them.

But the call to arms in the second post on his blog. "Look - more woollen eyewear! Love it, bitches!"

Fool me twice, won't be fooled again.
posted by Sparx at 12:04 PM on December 11, 2006


May truthiness prevail!
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:05 PM on December 11, 2006


Sadly, most commenters were short on specific reasons that they disliked DeLay, probably because most folks have no idea what he did

I don't know how to link to a comment on someone else's page, but I calmly suggested he used his position to gerrymander, slander, and line his own pockets. And then I called him a prick. I'm guessing he probably didn't like that.

What's even more damning is the giant scroll of positive-only comments on his blog now. His own personal echo chamber. Yuck.

Isn't that the neocon way? These people are so cocksure and self-important that their positions require no extra thought or discussion. The Socratic method is unacceptable because Socrates was a stinkin' librul.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 12:07 PM on December 11, 2006


At least his website has a CC license ... let the remixing begin.
posted by doublesix at 12:16 PM on December 11, 2006


In all fairness, he hasn't edited out all the negative comments. Most of the comments in the Call to Action post are negative.
posted by caddis at 12:16 PM on December 11, 2006


That mugshot from Rawstory indicates that he is 5'3" with hair.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:25 PM on December 11, 2006


This one is a joke, right?
Dear Congressman,
My first question is did you file suit against the DA that railroaded you out of Congress? I would.

THE UNITED NATIONS (OF DESPOTS):
I pray to God that "someone" will finally have the "baxxs" to kick that corupt organization off our soil.

NATO:
I pray to God that "someone" will withdraw the USA from this toothless organization.

THE GOP in 08:
I cannot believe the GOP is offering up Comrade Senator john mc cain, "Rudy", & "Mitt" for presidential candidates. Good God the GOP is bankkrupt!

THE CONSTITUTIONAL PARTY:
I'm looking seriously at the Constitutional Party as the GOP has done EXACTLY what the Democratic Party did to me decades ago.....they left me! When I seen the Democrats become the SOCIALcrats, I didn't want to have any party of them. I'm feeling that way about the GOP now. "YOU" know the problems America is facing today, do you in your heart of hearts think any of these three guys will protect America? I don't.

THIS CONGRESS & ADMINSTRATION:
Selling America, GIVING away America. Illegals killing Americans EVERY DAY and the dumbass "major" networks are more concerned about the Americans being killed in Iraq. DAH!
CLOSE OUR FREAKING BORDERS AND DEPORT THE ILLEGALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FOREIGN AID:
Stop GIVING away American workers tax dollars to muslin countries to help ARM them so they can come over and KILL us. Another...DAH!!!!
I pray to God that we will get a President AND CONGRESS that will tell the muslins that the next attack on our soil will bring about a swift and final solution to the muslins.......
I.C.B.M.s USE'EM!!!! The WORLD hates America already. Unless of course they NEED our money. Then it's a different story.

SOCIAL (IN)SECURITY & MEDICARE:
Get real! If we stop GIVING away American tax dollars, we CAN TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN FIRST!!!!!
I have to choose a Medicare plan and it's mindbogging!!!! This is obscean how America's Seniors are being treated. Did the Congressmen/women & Senators have to chose from 40 different plans for their health coverage? Never mind, I know the answer to that one.

FIX AMERICA, CONGRESSMAN.
posted by jokeefe at 12:29 PM on December 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


The Socratic method is unacceptable because Socrates was a stinkin' librul.

Not so, this is Marxist propganda promulgated by our so-called "education" system. By employing the razor-sharp intellectual tool of the Straussian ReadingTM, we can discern that the subject of e.g. the Meno is not the origin of knowledge, but rather a scathing indictment of the welfare system and a call for debt-based capitalist democracies to reproduce by force*.


(* analogous to the the wily homosexual, democracies are not natural occurances and only by seducing and threatening young states can they reproduce.)
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:31 PM on December 11, 2006 [3 favorites]


"One phenomenon you are sure to encounter is what is known as "trolling", which is when someone who leans to the opposite end of the political spectrum starts leaving comments- frequently filled with rage, obscenities and all manner of uncivil behavior, sadly polluting this remarkable new medium with the disincentive to speak rationally."

The internets, it's a remarkable new medium. But trolling occurs only where rage, obscenities and uncivil behavior are inappropriate.
You know who else's blog had to drop unrestricted comments? Hitler's.
posted by Smedleyman at 12:32 PM on December 11, 2006


Hmmm, that was hilarious minus all the homophobia and prison rape references. And a nice atheist taught me that the US was behind 911! Thanks Tom!
posted by Falconetti at 12:46 PM on December 11, 2006


I am having a good time trying to slip comments past the censor. Backhanded compliments and malappropriate spelling errors ahoy!
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:46 PM on December 11, 2006


We are all wishing you the best, we know that in the end truthiness will prevail and the liberals will be defeated!

Haha, someone slipped that one in.
posted by Falconetti at 12:47 PM on December 11, 2006


malappropriate hahaha! Love it. Here's my contribution, but I think it may have been a bit too subtle.
Alright Tom we love you! Welcome to the blogosphere!!! You are one of the few real republicans left who really enjoys sticking it to liberal pansies.
posted by Mister_A at 12:49 PM on December 11, 2006


Heh:
hi, tom!!!!

so glad you joined the blogosphere! now you can link to my articles and to michelle's too :)

speaking of michelle, she just received a new batch of iraqi baby blood from general pace...if you would like to come up to nyc, drop in and you can suck on some of it too!

and, to you liberals on here....HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY HOW MUCH I HATE YOU!!!!
Classic. Althought slipped-in "glue in the gears of amercia" post is pretty awsome.
posted by delmoi at 12:51 PM on December 11, 2006


Too funny! It reminds me of that wonderful clip from post-Katrina New Orleans, where Dick Cheney went out for some sorry-ass photo-op without the usual GOP crowd screening, and someone suggested he go fuck himself.

Does anyone remember how Bush couldn't get to his own hijacked inauguration because furious citizens were all over the capitol steps? Dirtbags like Delay can't stand actual contact with the people they've so deeply fucked over. Dissent is not allowed, as it interrupts the Neocon love-in.

So this story is a delight. Really, it's made my day. I love seeing these bastards forced into retreat. I love seeing that they too can have feet of clay.
posted by EatTheWeak at 1:03 PM on December 11, 2006


I am about to roll right out of my office chair!

Although they rejected my hate on closted Republican "homosinuality", these are by me:


> I would like to know: what do conservatives think about the drug war?

My gut knows it is completely winnable, just like the Global War Of Terror. Liberal moddlycoddling will not save Drug Addicts from their cancer!
December 11, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter Friendly Frank


That Kowardly Krook Kofi will not be missed. Why do pinkos think that Kowtowing to the so-called international "opinion" will make our homeland safer?

Haven't the learned the lessons of Panama?
December 11, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter Essayist


I just wanted to thank the webmaster (or webmistress!) of this blog for having the good sense to moderate comments. So much else of the internet is filled with hate speech and vitriol. I think Gingrinch was right when he suggested that the 1st amendment will not apply on the internet. Sometimes a little moderation actuall can INCReASE freedom!
December 11, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter Marchin Dice


ohhhhh, they are going back through the threads and removing ones that were originally passed. At least one I got through is now removed, where I said Delay was the man in '08, who could weave the disparate pieces of clay that are our electorate into an elegant tapestry of unity.
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:13 PM on December 11, 2006


Marchin Dice is a really funny name (to me at least). Cheers sonofsamiam!
posted by Mister_A at 1:17 PM on December 11, 2006


Oh, and now the clay tapestry post has re-appeared! by "Penn O'Cheney" :)~
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:18 PM on December 11, 2006


Ha! I was about to post that Essayist comment here, sonofsamian. Nice work!
posted by maryh at 1:27 PM on December 11, 2006


*sigh*
You guys know it’s not nice to heckle retards*
I would like to see these guys and their money treated like drug dealers and mafioso. If seizure laws apply there, why should DeLay get to keep his ill-gotten booty?

(*retards used according to Black’s maxim)
posted by Smedleyman at 1:31 PM on December 11, 2006


Oh shit, I am so proud of myself right now:

"brownshirts"?! Pretty cheap money shot, don't you think?

Just because someone doesn't flaccidly shrink from danger, doesn't mean they favor rigidly authoritarian government! There's nothing tumescent about that at all, and your hysterical liberal cries about 'facism' pointedly highlight the fact that is your own flies that are open.
December 11, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter Alfred K. Thah



And BIG props to whoever posted this one:

When speech crosses a line then it is no longer acceptable.
December 11, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterVladimir Ilyich Ulyanov

posted by sonofsamiam at 1:33 PM on December 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


Somebody needs to slip that guy a meme or two. I wanna know, like, what ten song titles randomly picked from his music collection remind him of. Show us your human heart, Tom DeLay!
posted by furiousthought at 1:35 PM on December 11, 2006


Show us your human heart, Tom DeLay!

It's behind the peas.
posted by luftmensch at 1:55 PM on December 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


I'm sorry, last one, but this was the most egregious yet that still got through:

English is not my first speaklege, perhaps I misunderstand the expression "Straw man", butt...

A straw man cannot stand erect and penetrate the enfolding, damp, cave of the liberal wussy! This country needs REAL MEN like George Washington Carver and Hervert Hoover to regain the upper-hand position so as to drive home the unbendable and straight ideals of decency and democracy. Pull the fourth skin from your eyes and smell the coffee cooking, the new American century looks nowhere but up!
December 11, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter Alfred K. Thah


No-Prize to the first person to slip the word "Halliburton" through in any way.
posted by sonofsamiam at 2:06 PM on December 11, 2006


Alfred K. Thah - I think I love you!
posted by serazin at 2:08 PM on December 11, 2006


Well, sonofsamiam, you got me! I made the straw man comment before reading the comments here. In retrospect, I don't know why I bothered posting anything not jokingly.
posted by brundlefly at 2:15 PM on December 11, 2006


OK, who did the "good christians" post? That's my new favorite!
posted by serazin at 2:39 PM on December 11, 2006


That mugshot from Rawstory indicates that he is 5'3" with hair.
"6'5", 6'9" with the Afro

posted by kirkaracha at 2:43 PM on December 11, 2006


I'm just imagining the hubris of anyone associated with DeLay thinking that unrestricted comments would be a good idea. Furious disgust? What furious disgust?
posted by mediareport at 3:30 PM on December 11, 2006


You know who else had a blog?
posted by bardic at 4:15 PM on December 11, 2006


Mr DeLay,

I'm quite distressed that you are using the f-word in response to these people saying such terrible things about you. Please clean up your language! I'll pray for you, sir.



Ha! Christians are so gullible.






(...by definition, eh?)
posted by mds35 at 5:08 PM on December 11, 2006


Oh, man, that's too much fun.

I had my cheap laugh for the week posting this:
Bravo for Tom DeLay in his fight against moral relativism! In this hour above all we need someone with the integrity to lead us FORWARD not backward, UPWARD not forward, and always turning towards FREEDOM.

The topper, albeit in deplorable taste? Signing it "Naftali Frenkel."

Ah, good times, good times.
posted by adamgreenfield at 5:43 PM on December 11, 2006


Someone's been leaving acrostic bombs on there lately. Here's one...
D. C. insiders are in fact completely
incapable of looking beyond their self-serving
elitist opinions and short-term outlooks.

I am overjoyed that you started this blog and
noticed others in here feel the same.

After all, somebody needs to show them liberal haters!

Fighting against these liberal media scum
is the only way for us to save our freedoms. The
real Americans are with you Mr. Delay. And I pray
everyday for more decent, honest leaders like you.
December 11, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter UFIA

Of course the "UFIA" signature is a bit of a giveaway, but can you tell the real message? I knew you could!
posted by clevershark at 7:14 PM on December 11, 2006


Also this gem by "TBIT":
Good afternoon and welcome to the blogosphere! I
only I wish it could've been sooner...

Freepers like me have missed you, It's
unbelievable how things change out of the limelight, eh?
Congrats on finally launching your blog. Everyone in
Kansas loves you, even now that you've retired..

You should know by now that
our country needs more people like you. Your
undeniable courage and compassionate yet strong
republican moral are like a beacon
shining in the night.
everyone is glad to have you here, and we all
look forward to seeing you making many, many
frequent additions to this blog.

posted by clevershark at 7:17 PM on December 11, 2006


I know a guy who did that in the high school newspaper. The writing resembling something off the back fold-in cover of Mad Magazine gave it away quickly.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:58 PM on December 11, 2006


At one of my first newspaper jobs, one of my duties was to edit the opinion page. The editorials were often long, and we used large initial caps to break up the gray type. One editorial started with the letter F. I managed to use U, C and K for the other three. I don't think they read in order vertically down the page or anything, but I had a private chuckle about it anyway.

Nobody ever said a word.
posted by diddlegnome at 10:53 PM on December 11, 2006


I see the acrostics made it to MeFi :)

I mentioned it on reddit yesterday and got more than a few chuckles out of it.
posted by chime at 7:02 AM on December 12, 2006


Stop GIVING away American workers tax dollars to muslin countries to help ARM them so they can come over and KILL us. Another...DAH!!!!

If we keep giving American workers tax dollars to muslin countries, where does it all end? The next thing you know, percale countries will want a cut. And you know the problems with the gauze-ah strip! And don't get me started on the problems with them polyesters!
posted by leftcoastbob at 8:09 AM on December 12, 2006


There you go, leftcoastbob, turning this into a sheet storm.
posted by Opposite George at 9:10 AM on December 12, 2006


FABRIC PUNS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED ON THIS BLOG
posted by tehloki at 9:30 AM on December 12, 2006


We'll see if this one gets through:

Did anyone really think that any liberal blooger,
especially the poster child of the online
Left, Glenn "Terrorist" Greenwald, would be
able to let Jeanie's death occur peacefully? That
yahoo has been slandering her nonstop lately.
Bill Clinton is probably ecstatic now that this
lovely, patriotic woman has gone to her reward, and
only time will tell how low these other pathetic
wastes of space will sink in their attempts to
slander the memory of Mrs. Kirkpatrick.
posted by UKnowForKids at 9:36 AM on December 12, 2006


It just keeps going! Did you guys see the love note to Jeane Kirkpatrick from Bill the Cat?!
posted by serazin at 10:12 AM on December 12, 2006


Tom DeLay: I Don’t Write My Own Blog
posted by Otis at 12:50 PM on December 12, 2006


This is a cute one:
Bring back NEWT! He was
Unfairly forced out!
Liberals will be the death of this country.
Liars they are.
Some day Delay will be hailed as a hero.
He is being smeared by a liberal.
I believe in you Delay.
The country needs you!
December 11, 2006 | Unregistered Commenteriliketodrum
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