Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Fringe Flailing Furiously and Flatulently

Our local newspaper, the TimesCall (a fine Gannett publication) allows anonymous comments on their stories (although there is a field for email address and city name and I'm certain the IP address of each commenter is recorded) and whooo-eee! the comments get pre-tty unhinged:

Here's a selection of some of the most amusing from this story:
Council fighting rough economy
Well if my math is correct a 10% cut for city employees would save $3,540,000 and whala problem solved I'm sure if the City council did another study they would see that the average LONGMONTIAN has taken that much of a cute taking into consideration the wall street fiasco. And is it any wonder Building permits are down who would want to build in a city that treats its Churches with such distain (LIFEBRIDGE) and who might take the chance of allowing AVIAN flu from all the backyard chickens Well good luck
2/3/2009 9:00:31 AM
"whala" problem? Maybe one less bloody mary before posting would help... "taken that much of a cute"? Maybe two less bloody marys... or more blood and less mary. I love the remark about 'treats its Churches' - this tells me it's one of the wingnuts that backed the church takeover of the town that blew up in their faces. Apparently they're still pissed off about that and hoping (praying?)(preying?) they can make hay with it during the next Council election. The avian flu gibberish is because the council just voted to allow folks to raise chickens in their back yards - an obvious terrist hobby. Basically, anything the council does is wrong. They could vote to cut their pay 50% and this whackjob would screech "didn't do it soon enough!!!!!" - basically this comment is a cry for help. Which won't come.

We have been in a RECESSION for over a year and yet the city has kept spending as if they were flush with money How about the City attorneys pay raise only to have him retire early and then Pedrows 10% pay raise and the new carpet in his office $75,000 to get the police and fire dep a Union thousands in studies for the blighted mall how does all that help the citizens of Longmont Now lets look at city services Police and fire are paid by taxes other city services such as electricity are paid by the amount the user uses so let the city employees start helping with the burden. Maybe sell some of the open space that the city owns and stop spending on attorneys to fight our neighbors to the EAST Maybe the group of 4 might get off their back sides and start doing something
2/3/2009 10:31:51 AM
We're in a RECESSION? Well this surely can't be a GOP'er since everyone in that party knows the economy has been booming!! BOOMING!!! Really. But the attack on the police and fire union gives this cute little poster away - wingitty-wingnut! The lunatic fringe in Longmont fought like crack-crazed wolverines to stop the police and firemen from getting collective bargaining rights... and... (wait for it) LOST. More soreloserism. The snip about 'neighbors to the EAST' is yet another cut about the LifeBridge church annex-that-did-not-happen (and is very likely not to happen now with the GOP-fucked economy going into the dumper). Too bad, so sad. The 'group of 4' is a slam on the four Dems on the Council. Of course there was no such 'group' when the GOP controlled the Council. Odd.
Shouldnt the title of this article be: "Council causing rough economy" or "Council not helping in rough economy" or "Some on council should be recalled due to inaction during rough economy"? Just thoughts.
2/3/2009 11:29:20 AM
LOL! This one makes me laugh out loud. This is as far as a recall effort has gotten. Clearly they're saving their money for an all-out assault at City Council elections - and the buzz is that the right-wingers have their very own little warchest to depose these evil, evil Dems. Now, far be it from me to suggest that these mighty captains of industry perhaps use that money to HELP the town... or give their workers a raise... but hey, it wouldn't be a bad idea. Chance of happening? Somewhere south of nilsville I suspect.
Whatever THEY cut I hope it isn't the money protecting our eastern territory from those bad bad Christians and coal miners. Lets continue to fund the local jihad effort and keep our special forces legal teams deployed. Lets not let anyone touch us. We are special. We shall overcome. Victory or death! Who cares about blighted malls, empty storefronts, home foreclosures, companies closing their doors, residents out of work, reducing city services, and go ahead and cut the pay of all those city workers who won't be able to afford to live here anymore. It would be better to just lay some of them off and let the US government worry about them. Close all the boarders, board up the town. The lawyers can protect us. I demand that the council keeps their focus on THEIR AGENDA. After all THEY were elected to do whatever THEY want. Whatsinitforlongmont? Chapter 11.
2/3/2009 12:02:55 PM
Now this is cute. Apparently my nonstop efforts at lampooning these eminently-lampoonable (is that a word?)(oughta be) loony tunes has inspired them to make their own (weak but commendable) attempt at making a funny. The Whatsinitforlongmont bit is a hack at the website that helped coordinate the church annex refusal and will live in infamy in wingerland. (puts hand over heart and smiles)

Notice any theme here?

There's a very small group of once-wealthy developers, wannabe-wealthy wingy landowners and likely a religious wingnut or two still vowing revenge for shutting down their takeover play of the town.

The raving gets more and more ridiculous the further up the stack you go (it shows newest to oldest top-to-bottom) and you can almost hear the spittle splattering the other side of the screen.

Yep, it's raining in Wingnuttia and the vodka's running low. Somehow I suspect the pets are all hiding under furniture cowering in fear.

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