Comedy gold discovered in Iowa

I see where Newt Gingrich, campaigning in Iowa, calls gay marriage “a temporary aberration that will dissipate.”

Oh man.

Marriage. Gingrich. And “temporary aberration”?

– Jay Bookman

173 comments Add your comment

poison pen

September 30th, 2011
1:31 pm

Maybe Newt will dissipate.

poison pen

September 30th, 2011
1:32 pm

See Jay, Not all moderates like me agree with all repubs.

Brosephus™ - Browning America Since 1973

September 30th, 2011
1:34 pm

That’s hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
1:36 pm

BULLSEYE

September 30th, 2011
1:37 pm

Please tip your bartender.

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
1:39 pm

“I believe that marriage is between a man and woman,” Gingrich said. “It has been for all of recorded history

*A* man and *a* woman?

I’m pretty sure the concept of it being restricted to one man and one woman is a relatively recent thing, if you’re talking about the entire course of recorded human history.

ragnar danneskjold

September 30th, 2011
1:39 pm

Dear Jay, I thought you might wish to celebrate the al Qaeda hit this morning. Much of substance there, but you give us only pap?

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
1:41 pm

OMG!

How did that stadium so full of Newt supporters?

Wow Wowee Wow

ragnar danneskjold

September 30th, 2011
1:41 pm

Or maybe a discussion of the successes of the “green jobs” funding by the celebrated Department of Energy. Even Ms. Pelosi’s brother-in-law thinks well of the department.

Maj. Mudloaf

September 30th, 2011
1:42 pm

newt opening for kenny banya?

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
1:42 pm

Newt was against for divorce before he was against it. He just had to try it several times to make sure he didn’t actually like it.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
1:45 pm

rags

cause that opens up the whole discussion about GOP reps and connections to fossil fuel folks and it is Friday afterall….let your heart be light for a while

Newt is funny.

Aquagirl

September 30th, 2011
1:47 pm

Duh. Of course Newt thinks marriage is a temporary aberration that will dissipate.

His mistake is thinking gays treat marriage with the same contempt he does.

Logical Dude

September 30th, 2011
1:47 pm

So, does going back to “traditional marriage” include arranged marriages like it was for centuries?

(snarky – not sure if it was actually for centuries)

jm

September 30th, 2011
1:48 pm

Newts are amazing little creatures that can regenerate most body parts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt

Most handy for a politician….

ByteMe

September 30th, 2011
1:49 pm

‘My campaign is really a cultural campaign with a political component,’ Gingrich tells crowd of 100+ at Iowa State University.

You mean it’s not a presidential campaign with a comedy component?

ByteMe

September 30th, 2011
1:51 pm

Ok, everyone, help Newt out here. Clearly he got it wrong with his above quote. Fill in the blank for what you think is right:

‘My campaign is really a _____________ campaign with a ____________ component.’

Armed Liberal

September 30th, 2011
1:51 pm

I miss living in Maryland.

At least our political embarassments – Marvin Mandel, Spiro Agnew, etc – were just flat out crooks…

This fat ball of “has-been” just won’t slink off and live in his make-believe “alternative history” delusion.

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
1:51 pm

Newt is funny.

and per the pic in Jay’s link, he cuts a dashing figure.

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
1:52 pm

not sure if it was actually for centuries

more like millennia.

Logical Dude

September 30th, 2011
1:53 pm

My campaign is really a ___Ego Trip__________ campaign with a __Pay of my debt__________ component

ByteMe

September 30th, 2011
1:56 pm

‘My campaign is really a _____book selling___ campaign with a __cool vacation__ component.’

moonbat betty

September 30th, 2011
1:58 pm

Thank you for breaking this story.

I feel much better now.

thewindwhistler

September 30th, 2011
1:58 pm

Newt said that, if Newt said it it must be true. The Bible says it is sinful to lust for another man by a man. Women are the rightful lustieees and men are the lusters. In our time when civilization is at its zenith, why is there A PROBLEM with something that has been around since Adam and Eve. Now, that is the way it was in the begining, people change.

Kamchak

September 30th, 2011
1:59 pm

Dear Jay, I thought you might wish to celebrate the al Qaeda hit this morning. Much of substance there, but you give us only pap?

Or maybe a discussion of the successes of the “green jobs” funding by the celebrated Department of Energy. Even Ms. Pelosi’s brother-in-law thinks well of the department.

Or maybe you can go to blogspot.com, start a blog and discuss these topics if they are so near and dear to your heart.

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
1:59 pm

gay marriage is here to stay.

Thank God that unemployment, alienating our allies, race baiting, class warfare and running jobs overseas is not.

Nov. 2012 can’t come fast enough.

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
2:00 pm

The Christian Science Monitor asks: Chris Christie electability: Would his girth be a campaign issue?

Yes.

(THBAEOSATSQ.)

md

September 30th, 2011
2:00 pm

Newt is the designated bomb thrower……..all elections have them…..this year, he is it.

moonbat betty

September 30th, 2011
2:00 pm

Did anyone hear how many bacon and eggs Christie had this morning??

ByteMe

September 30th, 2011
2:00 pm

Thank God that unemployment, alienating our allies, race baiting, class warfare and running jobs overseas is not.

Not intended to be a factual statement.

stranger in a strange land

September 30th, 2011
2:00 pm

that’s the pot calling the kettl bla…er …rainbow

Peadawg

September 30th, 2011
2:01 pm

Must be a slow day in the news….

Aquagirl

September 30th, 2011
2:01 pm

Newts are amazing little creatures that can regenerate most body parts.

Judging from his dashing figure Newt has been generating wayyyyy too much body parts.

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:02 pm

I would also like to personally thank Mr. Keep Up the Good Fight for posting the following opinion on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McDyJXvcV5U

Armed Liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:03 pm

GLL is a proven liar.

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:03 pm

ByteMe

Yes it is.

ByteMe

September 30th, 2011
2:04 pm

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:04 pm

Armed Liberal

back as yet another name. Don’t you have a job?

ByteMe

September 30th, 2011
2:05 pm

‘My campaign is really a _political_ campaign with a _searching for Calista’s replacement_ component.’

Armed Liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:05 pm

Try again little man.

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
2:05 pm

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:05 pm

Back to work for me and back to the bong for you guys.

ta-ta

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:06 pm

Armed Liberal

Little man?

Do you know me? LOL!!

Armed Liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:06 pm

That was easy.

ByteMe

September 30th, 2011
2:07 pm

Check it out. Warren Buffet is not a sharp knife

Ah, the wingnut meme of the moment… misquoting Buffett’s answer to a question.

Finn McCool

September 30th, 2011
2:07 pm

Why is he still in the race? Newt craves attention – that is the only reason.
Sad

ByteMe

September 30th, 2011
2:08 pm

Why is he still in the race?

To sell more books and to raise his speaking fees when he’s done.

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:08 pm

Finn McCool

He has been brilliant in the debates And the fact that you guys hate him so much proves it.

ByteMe

September 30th, 2011
2:08 pm

And the fact that you guys hate him so much proves it.

Also not intended to be a factual statement.

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:08 pm

Armed Liberal

To the non-working brain, everything is easy.

Aquagirl

September 30th, 2011
2:08 pm

back as yet another name. Don’t you have a job?

Irony: implying that someone wouldn’t be posting if they had a job—via a post on the same blog.

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:09 pm

ByteMe

Yep it is.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
2:10 pm

Mighty Righty

PUh-Lease!

Did Warren Buffett Really Disown The Buffett Rule? Not Really (VIDEO)

Proof positive that the old phrase “Those who complain the loudest are also those most likely to swallow anything

Mighty righty, might a suggest something to wash that down with?

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:10 pm

Aquagirl

No. I come here during breaks as opposed to several that actually spend their entire lives here.

Tommy Maddox

September 30th, 2011
2:10 pm

Well Stands and Moonbat:

I would prefer an obese President to the presently and ever expanding obese government.

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:11 pm

Tommy Maddox

Great post.

Adam

September 30th, 2011
2:11 pm

I wonder if Jon Stewart will pick that one up :D

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
2:13 pm

Gingrich on Obama’s healthcare law: ‘About 300 pages are pretty good’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) called for an immediate repeal of President Obama’s healthcare law but would reinstate “a little over 10 percent” of it.
He made the remarks on Thursday in Iowa, when he introduced a new version of his “Contract with America.”
Gingrich, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, listed “Repeal ObamaCare” as the first of his 10 part contract.
“The reason you have to repeal it is it’s a 2,700-page document,” Gingrich said. “You can’t repeal part of it, because candidly you can’t trust the staffs to tell you which part you ought to repeal.”
But the former Speaker stressed that he had a “common-sense replacement” for the nation’s healthcare system, and that some of that comes from the law he wants repealed.
“Now there are about 300 pages that are pretty good, a little over 10 percent, but they should be part of the replace document,” Gingrich said.

ByteMe

September 30th, 2011
2:13 pm

Adam: Colbert will do better with it than Stewart.

Kamchak

September 30th, 2011
2:14 pm

back as yet another name.

I loves me some irony in the afternoon.

ByteMe

September 30th, 2011
2:15 pm

Mighty, thanks for that quote… shows that Gingrich has trouble with any document longer than one of his books. Maybe he just can’t focus that well. Of course, that he won’t mention WHICH 300 pages is certainly telling as well.

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
2:15 pm

Christie / Gingrich 2012 — Gravity and Gravitas

(laughing) :D

ByteMe

September 30th, 2011
2:15 pm

Joe: Big and Bigger.

Logical Dude

September 30th, 2011
2:16 pm

Mighty: “Now there are about 300 pages that are pretty good, a little over 10 percent, but they should be part of the replace document,” Gingrich said.

Because he wrote it? (again, I’m being snarky!)

Aquagirl

September 30th, 2011
2:18 pm

I come here during breaks as opposed to several that actually spend their entire lives here.

Sez the poster from 2:02, 2:03, 2:04, 2:05, 2:06, 2:08 (twice) 2:09, 2:10, and 2:11.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
2:19 pm

Gravy and Gravitas

(I’m soooo sorry)

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
2:21 pm

Another cause for the looney left to adopt:

After demise of ‘don’t ask,’ activists call for end to military ban on transgenders
With homosexuals now able to serve openly in the military, the gay rights movement’s next battleground is to persuade the Obama administration to end the armed forces’ ban on “transgenders,” a group that includes transsexuals and cross-dressers.

“Our position is that the military should re-examine the policy, the medical regulations, so as to allow open service for transgender people,” said Vincent Paolo Villano, spokesman for the 6,000-member Center for Transgender Equality.

The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), which pushed to end the military’s gay ban, is urging President Obama to sign an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on “gender identity.”
It had wanted the order to happen on Sept. 20, the official date “don’t ask, don’t tell,” as the gay ban was called, ended via repeal legislation signed by Mr. Obama.
SLDN’s goal is contained on a Web page with the headline, “Working toward transgender military service.” The page states that a decision to remove the ban must be made at the Pentagon. “Relationships between transgender organizations, medical associations, and military allies will be crucial for advancing this issue,” it says.

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
2:22 pm

GG — “Gravy and Gravitas”

It’s just so hard not to aim at that target, isn’t it? :D

They’re the binary star system that the rest of the GOP revolves around — because no one can escape their joint gravitational field. If Rush Limbaugh were ever in the same room with the two of them, we’d be at risk of a black hole spontaneously forming.

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
2:22 pm

Christie / Gingrich 2012

That’s gooood gravy!

AmVet - Read my lips. No new Texans!

September 30th, 2011
2:23 pm

The only job that the sleazy Newt is qualified for is to give advice to serial adulterers…

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
2:23 pm

After demise of ‘don’t ask,’ activists call for end to military ban on transgenders

the world is changing. sucks to be a bigot, huh?

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
2:25 pm

Jay, where did you get that quote? I have been searching high and low and can’t find it.

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
2:26 pm

Righty — “With homosexuals now able to serve openly in the military, the gay rights movement’s next battleground is to persuade the Obama administration to end the armed forces’ ban on “transgenders,” a group that includes transsexuals and cross-dressers.”

This will be some years in happening. Physical standards for men and women in existing job specialties will have to be reviewed, and some jobs might not be open to transgender servicepersons (for example, a male-to-female infantry soldier would likely have to find a new MOS).

I don’t see it happening soon, and even when it does, it’d end up being done on a case-by-case basis. And it sure would pose a headache for recruiters.

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
2:26 pm

I would prefer an obese President to the presently and ever expanding obese government.

Tommy, are you sitting down? good.

I need to tell you something that might be a little disturbing.

Assuming a growing population and a growing economy worldwide, for the rest of our lives? Government is never going to get smaller. It will be “ever expanding”, no matter what fairy tales you are told by the likes of Chris Christie.

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
2:26 pm

Transgenders are people too.

So are Republicans.

Mighty Righty

September 30th, 2011
2:26 pm

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
2:23 pm

Be carefull using the S word.

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
2:26 pm

So are Republicans.

allegedly.

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
2:27 pm

Be carefull using the S word.

Shrinkage?

Tommy Maddox

September 30th, 2011
2:28 pm

There’s that word “gravitas” – it was strangely absent from the lexicon during 2008. And don’t claim that it has to do with someone having their own gravity field!

stands for decibels

September 30th, 2011
2:28 pm

anyhoo, I’m not calling you a bigot, MR–just saying that it increasingly sucks to be one.

AmVet - Read my lips. No new Texans!

September 30th, 2011
2:28 pm

The freeloading welfare kings can run, but their days of hiding are over…

It’s time to ask Representative Tom Price if he’s willing to pay his fair share.

He is one of the 136 Republican millionaires currently serving in Congress. But he may pay a lower tax rate than you and most middle class Americans. And here’s the thing: He gets to vote on what tax rate he pays.

That’s why we’re going to Rep. Price’s office in Marietta at noon on Friday with a petition signed by more than half a million people demanding that millionaires and billionaires like him pay their fair share in taxes. We have one simple request: “Will you pledge to support the Buffett Rule so that millionaires—like you—pay the same tax rate as the middle class?”

Jay

September 30th, 2011
2:29 pm

Click the link above at “campaigning in Iowa”, Mighty.

Back Seater

September 30th, 2011
2:30 pm

7 out of the last ten topics from Jay are negative obervations about the GOP candidates. running a little scared are we??????????????

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:30 pm

Aquagirl

That doesn’t even make sense.

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:32 pm

stands for decibels

Transgenders. Do they sleep with the boys or the girls?

Kamchak

September 30th, 2011
2:32 pm

Jay, where did you get that quote? I have been searching high and low and can’t find it.

You’re kidding, right?

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
2:33 pm

Back Seater — “running a little scared are we?”

By your standard, Jim Wooten must be TERRIFIED of Democrats.

Armed Liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:34 pm

BS – You are aware that Jay is an opinion writer, aren’t you? No one is scared, just amused by the slow motion car wreck that is the GOP primary season…

Stephenson Billings

September 30th, 2011
2:35 pm

Buffett on the ‘Buffett rule’: My plan is to tax the ultra-rich, not the rich
By Alicia M. Cohn

“Billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett said he advocated a tax hike only on what he termed the “ultra-rich,” making a distinction between his suggestion and President Obama’s proposal to raise taxes on millionaires.

“It isn’t [my idea] to have the rich pay more taxes. It’s to have the ultra-rich pay more,” he said on Bloomberg Television Friday.

“It’s to have the ultra-rich who are paying very low tax rates pay more taxes. There’s all kinds of ultra-rich who pay normal taxes, but there is a small segment — but you can find them very easily — who pay very low taxes, including me. People who make money with money only pay very low taxes at very high levels of income,” Buffett said.

He continued: “What I’m talking about would probably apply to 50,000 people out of 310 million in the country. … It would simply mean that if you made tens of millions of dollars, and your tax rate was 16 or 17 percent, you would start paying like the person who made $100,000 or $10 million who paid normal tax rates.”

When pressed on his stance on Obama’s proposal, Buffett said: “I have not looked at all the details of the [president’s jobs] plan.”

But he also called Obama’s bill a “stimulus plan” and added that he doubted he would agree with all of it.”

Granny Godzilla

September 30th, 2011
2:35 pm

7 outa 10?

Who’d he miss?

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:35 pm

Armed Liberal

“just amused by the slow motion car wreck that is the GOP primary season…”

As opposed to the slow motion train wreck that has been our federal government since 2007

AmVet - Read my lips. No new Texans!

September 30th, 2011
2:35 pm

carlaroqs

September 30th, 2011
2:36 pm

as i breeze through the comments and highlight the ones i which to show admiration of, i find that there are too many to keep count. i am not needed here– carry on! i love it. gravy. Kamchak, September 30th, 2011,1:59 pm. cant read anything longer than one of his books. you guys do quite well with the light subs.

Joe Mama

September 30th, 2011
2:36 pm

GLL — “Transgenders. Do they sleep with the boys or the girls?”

I don’t know what they’d do in boot camp, but in advanced training and at their duty station, they’d probably be put in regular barracks housing depending on the gender they identified as.

And again, they’d be held to the same standard of behavior as any other troop as far as language, unwanted comments/touching or anything else goes.

Armed Liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:36 pm

GLL – admit you lied.

Tommy Maddox

September 30th, 2011
2:36 pm

I hope those folks who show up at Tom Price’s office take this and shove it in his face:

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040tt.pdf

Oh geee – it’s not supposed to say that…certainly the President/Left/Media would not misstate or flat-out-lie about what the IRS rates are…would they?

Stephenson Billings

September 30th, 2011
2:39 pm

State Gets $5 Mil Bonus For Food Stamp Sign Up

“In its quest to promote taxpayer-funded entitlement programs, the Obama Administration has actually rewarded one state with a $5 million bonus for its efficiency in adding food-stamp recipients to already bulging rolls.

It’s part of the administration’s campaign to eradicate “food insecure households” by improving access and increasing participation in the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Just a few months ago the federal agency that administers the program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), launched a multi-million-dollar initiative to recruit more food-stamp participants even though the number of recipients has skyrocketed in the last few years.”

Good little liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:40 pm

Joe Mama

Seems like boot camp would be a problem.

Am I the only one noticing that the standards in the military are quickly becoming the same standards that prisons use?

AmVet - Read my lips. No new Texans!

September 30th, 2011
2:40 pm

Yeah, like Howdy Doody was doing such a bang up job between 2000 and 2006?

The lights are on, but you’re not home
Your mind is not your own…

Whoa, you like to think that you’re immune to the stuff, oh Yeah
It’s closer to the truth to say you can’t get enough,
You know you’re gonna have to face it, you’re addicted to George

Armed Liberal

September 30th, 2011
2:40 pm

Tommy M,

What’s your point? That you don’t understand how the Tax Tables work?