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I'm laying this out for the record. I despise John Boehner, and I'm going to post a comment with a few videos that I put up this morning in an open thread.

This man does violence to the concept of the word "human"; he cries over symbolism and nationalistic hubris, but the deaths of six people in the act of savage abject rage that has gravely wounded a member of his own congress shows him standing without nearly any emotion at all.

This is a sign of something seriously twisted about this "man".

Watch these two videos, and I present my remarks as part of that glorious freedom of speech my Republican "friends" and neighbors think I am so unappreciative of (which they alone in ,their view, have protected for me)

Here's Cry Me A River John Boehner in his usual element:

"Take 'em on"

Now, in the wake of 20 people shot, six dead and the one ostensible target of the attack alive but who's future is uncertain, listen to the tone in the same voice:

What's missing?

All of that emotion. A woman lay gravely wounded, six lay slain, 14 more recovering from a deliberate attack on a member of the solemn body of government which he just raised an absurdly oversized gavel to rule over - and he's the poster boy for granite stoicism.

But if you mention taxes, terrorists, or deficits* and John of Orange Boehner suddenly becomes a wet and weepy crying doll suitable for a child's toy. Just push the right button and he wets himself.

(*only when a Democratic president is in office)

When a person is specifically targeted - deliberately and pathologically sought out in an act of psychotic abject inhuman rage, arguably fueled by rhetoric and antipathy that this bastard COUNTS ON for his electoral success - who's vicious attempted assassination attempt kills 6 others and ravages the lives of 14 other families - suddenly the man with all the emotions becomes the Funk and Wagnals cartoon lithograph under the definition of Calm, Cool, and Collected.

It's like the ghost of Alexander Haig meets George Hamilton; he's orange and in charge.  

I loathe this man. I regret bastardizing the word "man" to include him in even the generic taxonomy of it's basic classification.

I say to you, John Boehner:

I havent seen you in tears since the shooting and that's all we need to know.

All of Nancy Pelosi's accomplishments aside, when she said, "God bless you Speaker Boehner" - I stood motionless in stunned nausea as I felt food rushing to my throat that I haven't eaten since I was in grade school.

John the Lachrymose will shed crocodile tears for anything he alone deems is patriotic, but when one of his own is shot - not in cold blood but with malice and forethought; not because of who she was as a person but merely because of the position she held which embodied ideals she stood for; ideals that Boehner vilifies and demonizes as if they were child pornography as we speak- suddenly he's a rock.

This is where I pull out my "Proud To Be An Atheist Flag" and wad it up to stuff it in Crying Boy's mouth.

I want Jesus on line 1, now. Or get him down here, I'll wait. I've been looking for him for 43 years at the behest of people like Boehner who tell me that their relationship with "H"im makes them better than me, and "H"e never answers my calls so that I might get a ruling on this in real time, for the record.

I'll wait.

Gather all the lights, all the cameras you can muster; assemble whatever contingent of theologeans and pundits you must in order to verify it's all true - I'll even reveal my real name and address within the hour if you can show me "H"e's already at my house ("H"e should be able to find it without help from me, Google maps, or a GPS)

And what I'm going to ask "H"im is

"How much money and resources has your dad, Lord God, requisitioned and allocated for the John Boehner imMemorial Wing of Hell?"

Will it be bigger than the GWBush Presidential library, or will that just be included as the temporal section of the exhibit when the time comes?

Still waiting. 2:55 PM EST.

Because if there ever might be a Hell, the current cast of empty souls who constantly bleat that I'm going there and they'll be with Jesus and their dead cat in the Luxury Suite to watch the rest of us gnashing our teeth and wailing, does not impress me. I have no fear and make no apology to say Boehner, Cantor, Palin, O'Reilly, Limp-Paw, Beck (especially Beck, for bearing false witness); the entire Cabinet from the eight years of GWB for dragging us before the world behind your misguided crusade - they're going to be looking up at me from whatever level of hell they're down in and begging me to throw them a molten sulfur rope with thorns to come join me.

I'm sick of this shit. The reason I despise religion is that no one can ever prove anything; they built it that way on purpose to keep the delusion beyond reproach. We found out almost 90 years ago at the Scopes trial that no religious fantasy can withstand the level of scrutiny that we require for every other transaction we engage in on this mortal Earth, and yet there these clowns are...

...with their oversized gavel, and their fucking flag pins, and their condescending, self-righteous, falsely pious whining, somehow acting as if they alone know even how to spell "morality"...

I'm still waiting, Jesus - Lord, bring your dad, who art in heaven,too, we need to talk.

John Boehner will cry a river of tears while waving his "no, seriously, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar" gavel, but did not dampen handkerchief anywhere in Washington, DC since we all have watched a fellow member of the United States of God Bless American government shot at point blank range in a fit of abject rage and madness -

...madness that John Boehner and his entire party stokes and aggravates at this this moment.

...rage and false indignation that these bastards counted on to get elected.

I am disgusted by your false humanity, John. I am repulsed at your fraudulent and bankrupt ethos.

While paging through my Greek thesaurus, I note your rather big on pathos, yet sadly devoid of logos nevertheless.

I'll await yours and Jesus' press conference. Until then, stop with this self-righteous, condescending bullshit that you're better than anyone - you'll be lucky if said "J"esus lets you drink from the sewer to replenish your perpetual river of tears.

Mention taxes, and John "I'm not black, I'm just orange" Boehner will tear up like a sewing circle watching Steel Magnolias, but when a member of congress was shot - an attempted assassination caried out in abject rage - Boehner's eyes are as dry as they are dead and lifeless any other day.

Did you ever watch his eyes when he talks? All that animation and hyperbole in his voice, but his eyes are cold, lifeless coprolite, even when they're wet. The eyelids, the eyelashes, the orange putty of a face never move; they display no life or passion, despite all the hypberbolic, melodramatic, animated "HELL NO I WON'T" quivvering, childish, petulant, hysterical rhetoric.

I cringe just thinking about having to watch the Republican'ts in days and weeks to come as they disavow the seething hatred they've stoked, fueled and taken advantage of and then start pull the same historic revisionsm in the wake of Columbine: the shooter was "sick" to begin with, and that's the end of it. Nothing they did, no sir. "Second Amendment solutions", aw shuck, y'all, that's just free speech.

Seems your speech has an immeasurable cost, John.

Hoo Ah.

I'm cold, and grim, and fucking pissed off.

My country is in the hands of a man with no soul, and a sickeningly sad percentage of people who think he's a noble and righteous man.

Nancy, do you really think that "G"od, if there ever might be one, would bless this monstrous fraud?

Seriously - I need to talk to this Jesus character - this is all wrong. Despite the many times I have sought him, "H"e doesn't seem to want to answer my calls. Therefore I shall rest on my original premise that there is no "H"im, and we, as mortals, are responsible for all of this.

Even John of Orange.

My tagline over at Street Prophets used to be

"Situation Normal, All Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition: I understand that things will be fucked up from time to time, I'm fighting so that we ought not to be so comfortable with it as Situation Normal"

...and we know how that turned out.

Originally posted to snafubar on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 12:14 PM PST.

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  •  Tip Jar (15+ / 0-)

    George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

    by snafubar on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 12:14:04 PM PST

    •  This is not news (10+ / 0-)

      Conservatives never cry for anyone but themselves. Its an ideology based on rationalized selfishness. No one should be stunned any of these GOP jackasses don't give a second thought about anyone else.

      •  Not stunned, but reserve the right to be (3+ / 0-)

        as indignant as they claim to be about us.
        And the fact is not news is part of the problem.

        "Habituation" -

        The condition of looking at something you know to be wrong long enough, that the problem no longer bothers you because now you're comfortable with it.

        This is the same argument Republicans use against everybody but themselves on social issues; for example to grant license for gay marriage gives "legitimacy' to being gay.

        So I say that the hyperbole and hysterics of one John Boehner is now giving legtimacy for people to scream for assassination, impeachment, overthrow and revolution as if they are asking for someone to send their dinner back because it came to the table cold.

        If Boehner wants to profit from the hysterics when its' to his advantage, why can't I, or all of us, hold him up as the very bloody shirt that inspired more blood to be shed?

        George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

        by snafubar on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 12:55:01 PM PST

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        •  I agree with what you're saying (1+ / 0-)
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          snafubar

          I'm all for holding all of these cowards feet to the fire everytime some psycho they incited does something crazy.

          I'd love for people to hold the corporate MSM accountable for going into overdrive giving conservative filth cover and excuses after these incidents.

          I mean CNN has Jason Chaffetz saying he is going to carry a concealed weapon more because he doesn't feel safe. Yeah in your teabagger infested bigot haven of rural Utah I'm sure the most conservative wingnut extremist in Congress is getting a lot of threats!

          Give me a f'n break!

  •  I also noticed Boehner's lack of emotion... (9+ / 0-)

    and found it very telling. I certainly shed a tear yesterday, I don't know many who didn't. But the person who cries at the drop of a hat didn't so much as sniffle when one of colleagues has been shot and a judge killed. Makes you wonder what goes on inside that mans head.

    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

    by reflectionsv37 on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 12:20:16 PM PST

  •  Get a grip... (1+ / 0-)
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    greatdarkspot

    This man does violence to the concept of the word "human"

    This is a sign of something seriously twisted about this "man".

    I loathe this man. I regret bastardizing the word "man" to include him in even the generic taxonomy of it's basic classification.

    This is where I pull out my "Proud To Be An Atheist Flag" and wad it up to stuff it in Crying Boy's mouth.

    Did you ever watch his eyes when he talks? All that animation and hyperbole in his voice, but his eyes are cold, lifeless coprolite, even when they're wet. The eyelids, the eyelashes, the orange putty of a face never move; they display no life or passion, despite all the hypberbolic, melodramatic, animated "HELL NO I WON'T" quivvering, childish, petulant, hysterical rhetoric.

    I am disgusted by your false humanity, John. I am repulsed at your fraudulent and bankrupt ethos.

    Get a grip.

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 12:20:37 PM PST

    •  Got one. You have yours, I have mine. (1+ / 0-)
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      Gemina13

      now what is it that you really want to tell me?

      George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

      by snafubar on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 12:21:33 PM PST

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      •  Huh? (1+ / 0-)
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        greatdarkspot

        It's barely been a day. Overheated rhetoric has proven dangerous. Rhetoric employing dehumanization and violence doubly so. I told you what I wanted to, but I'll add the clarification that I think your diary is further evidence of a serious problem this country faces.

        it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

        by Addison on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 12:23:59 PM PST

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        •  This Website is called "State of the Nation" (1+ / 0-)
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          I'm but 1/ 315 millionth of it, but a component nonetheless.

          My main thrust is whenever I hear Republicans brag about their freedom of speech, they seem to think they alone know who should be free to say what.

          This is my chance to disagree.

          John Boehner gets to display his facade to a lot of people, including me, because he wants us to know how he feels.

          This place I occupy at DailyKos is my best shot that he gets to know how I feel.

          Fair enough?

          I am not in any way going to disagree with your "clarification" that there is a serious problem in this country.

          I wrote two other diaries in recent years about how this rhetoric is going to lead to violence.

          Name me a Republican attacked, shot, or assaulted because he was a Republican.

          Reagan?

          Ford?

          Ah, Squeaky Fromme and John Hinkley were not politically motivated.

          Anyone else?

          since 2008 alone:

          Bill Gwatney, shot by a man Jim Atkisson, who said he wanted to kill important Democrats and that was the highest he could hope to reach.

          The attack at the Knoxville, TN UUC church; 2 dead, 6 wounded - by Tim Dale Johnson, who said he was there to get even for the "liberals" who had corrupted his wife.

          The guy who shot the three cops in cold blood after he lured them to his house in Pittsburgh; said he was afraid Obama was going to take his assault weapons away - so he used them.

          Boehner seems to ignore the fact that when Oliver Wendel Holmes said that "one cannot yell 'fire' in a crowded theater" (unless there is indeed a fire, then it's a moral imperative), the other meaning of "FIRE" is just as loaded with potential for death in the subsequent hysteria.

          From O'Reilly and his "Tiller the Baby Killer" walk-back, to the general antipathy and nonsense that has marked this country since President Obama was nominated as a Democratic candidate in 2008, these words have proven themselves to have real world consequences.

          it's time that Republicans like Boehner, who stoke and embrace (at a plausibly deniable distance) that rage to help themselve get elected take some responsibility for the "collateral damage" that is now haunting the whole country.

          I'm living in the middle of this; my family, my (former) friends, my neighbors - this talk of terroists and traitors has real blowback even when it's not a tragic headline, and it's about time we stop letting these bastards who pour napalm on an already raging fire claim that they have no culpability in the conflagration that rages in their wake.

          Fair enough?

          George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

          by snafubar on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 12:35:34 PM PST

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          •  Not a question of "fair" or not... (1+ / 0-)
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            I just dunno how bragging about wadding up and stuffing your atheist flag down "Crying Boy's" throat puts out any fires of violent rhetoric. It's like a diary titled, "STOP THE FUCKING OBSCENITY IN DIARY TITLES!"

            it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

            by Addison on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 12:39:58 PM PST

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            •  I guess I have to tell my whole life story for (0+ / 0-)

              you, which I predict by the next comment you'll say you don't have the time or the interest to hear.

              Here's the rough outline:

              Republicans count on the votes of the pious and the self-righteous who use Christianity as their flag; they claim the "higher moral ground" and talk of us as traitors, sinners, and ne'er do wells.

              I'm always ready to insist that anyone, or any party, who constantly claims the "higher moral ground" has no legitimacy unless at some point and time they are actually standing on that ground.

              We can go down the line of hypocrisy, starting from budget deficits under Republican presidents that did not inspire the kind of bullshit theatrics that emerges under Democratic presidents, to the hypocrisy of conducting the "he's a liar and a liar must resign or be impeached" crusade against Clinton when

              not one Republican even suggested

              *Larry Craig
              *John Ensign
              *Mark Sanford

              should resign.

              Do you really want me to go on?

              Are you really here to say that this diary somehow has no place amidst the rank hypocrisy and blatant disrespect that the Republican party represents, all because I used a metaphorical brick to the head in my poetic license?

              It's like the same conflict all over again: We're dealing with people who are suggesting we are all traitors and terrorists - (which if true, does indeed mandate our execution) - and you're upset that I suggested that someone stuff a symbolic sock in this man's mouth?

              How about this:

              My diary stands, if nothing else, as an example of precisely what you fault me for: Hyperbolic rage and anger breeds more of the same.

              Can we leave it at that?

              George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

              by snafubar on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 12:50:02 PM PST

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  •  great observation (4+ / 0-)

    he's either a phony or a lousy actor..or?

  •  In his own words about Steve Driehaus... (1+ / 0-)
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    the Catholics will run him out of town.  He may be a dead man.  He can’t go home to the West Side of Cincinnati.

    As noted in this diary, Boehner is no stranger to violent rhetoric, although used a lot more subtly than the Caribouslayer.

    •  Thanks for the link. I had forgotten that one (0+ / 0-)

      I am willing to say that these dogs travel in a pack, so if one mauls they all share in the blame.

      Your example reminds us that the use of symbolism is not something he just rides along with, he shoots it from his own gun.

      Subtle may be the Lord, but not even the blindest amongst us ever used that description anywhere near John Boehner.

      George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

      by snafubar on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 12:41:22 PM PST

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  •  He wants his own bodyguard. Complete (4+ / 0-)

    disregard for civilians killed but focuses on public servants (him) safety.  He made his empty speech about the need for elite supervision.

    •  Haven't seen that. when, where? (1+ / 0-)
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      That would be part and parcel with the mentality; it would only be another example of the intellectual bankruptcy that the Republicans have managed to make "patriotic" in their campaign of "right" v. "wrong".

      This is what I battle with every day here at home; I told my neighbors and my family that you dont' fuck around with traitors and terrorists; any member of the military would be guilty of dereliction of duty were they to be aware of such a threat and not act on it.

      So if the Republican party, with John Boehner as mouthpiece and Head Gavel want to keep this vitriolic madness at a fever pitch all the time but somehow never actually want the guns to be fired, it's time to call his bluff.

      A person who knows of a threat and does not properly use what is required to stop it is also a traitor; to listen to them all day in and day out claim their country has been "stolen" and all they're going to to about it is raise money -

      It's time to fire or beg for forgiveness.

      I posted this ultimatum already.

      George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

      by snafubar on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 01:08:28 PM PST

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  •  A righteous rant, snafubar. (6+ / 0-)

    And, yeah, I felt like puking, too.

  •  There is... (0+ / 0-)
    ..no political upside for Boehner to cry over this Arizona massacre.

    Boehner must present nothing more than a masculine glower over this incident.  Daring to shed tears over it would mark Boehner "given to feminine emotions like a liberal."

     Boehner must approach this unspeakable tragedy with the cold-hearted, frontier swagger of a John Wayne wandering into a camp where the Apaches have slaughtered the McConnikal wagon train party out of St. Louis.  The disgust must seem sincere on the surface, & much be couched in right wing patriotism.  But to cry over it?  That's the way Michael Moore or Dennis Kucinich would react.

    Now, turning on the waterworks due to climate change legislation,  passing health care reform & because the rich will not receive their tax cuts...Republicans love seeing their man, Boehner, cry like a little bitch over those "power grabs."

    We are Democrats, and our needs are vast.

    by wyvern on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 01:02:58 PM PST

    •  You really think that if Eric Cantor had a bullet (0+ / 0-)

      fired through his skull at close range that Boehner would be so dry and stoic?

      so calm?

      He'd make "Leave Brittney Alone" look like John Wayne Reads The Phone Book.

      "political upside" is a term that can be spun faster than a DVD.

      George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

      by snafubar on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 02:28:50 PM PST

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  •  Boner is a drunk. (0+ / 0-)

    Drunks don't cry. They vomit from their eyeballs.

    I used to be Snow White. And then I drifted. - Mae West

    by CherryTheTart on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 01:18:47 PM PST

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