Horror: Gametime Tebow ad features domestic violence! Update: Prediction fulfilled

posted at 7:11 pm on February 7, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Via Story Balloon, the actual game-time ad featuring Pam and Tim Tebow turned out to be a funnier version of the first one, where Tim tackles his mom — who then worries that he may not be as tough as she is. It’s cute, completely non-threatening, and utterly unobjectionable.

Which means, of course, that the people who shrieked over CBS’ completely understandable decision to allow Focus on the Family to buy ad space will have to find some reason to justify their panic.  Want to bet that someone will gripe about making light of domestic violence?

Meanwhile, GoDaddy managed to avoid the wrath of feminists while continuing its one-note campaign.  Well, two notes, actually.

Update: And you thought I was kidding

Update II: Omri Ceren takes a trip down Memory Lane on outrage over violence against women and the Left.

Update III: Another entry in the predictable spin.  At least I got one Super Bowl prediction right!

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Heh, low hanging fruitcake…

karl9000 on February 7, 2010 at 8:20 PM

timmy: “Still worried about me, Ma?”
Pam: “Well ya, you’re not nearly as tough as me”.

Wham! Bam! Thank you Pam!

So let the pro-death crowd assume the fetal position, wimpering for their mommy, they’ve been blitzed. bwhahaha

AH_C on February 7, 2010 at 8:21 PM

milwife88 on February 7, 2010 at 8:16 PM

This.

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2010 at 8:21 PM

I know, I thought [Abe Vigoda] passed away yeas ago.

Sporty1946 on February 7, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Ha ha, I remember people saying the same thing twenty years ago. He’s just one of those guys that you always think must be dead. He looked like he was at death’s door back in the early 70s the The Godfather.

Kensington on February 7, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Leave me out of your issues, if you don’t mind.

We understand each other?

Liam on February 7, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Awwwww, you want to have a tinkling contest to impress AnnintheCan…worthy of a third grader.

Laura in Maryland on February 7, 2010 at 8:23 PM

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Well, God Bless him. I loved Barney Miller. Abe was my favorite. (I just totally dated myself)

milwife88 on February 7, 2010 at 8:24 PM

milwife88 on February 7, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Yeh, I always liked ol’ Fish.

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Yeah, Ed. I thought you hyperbolic on your prediction. But you da man.

davidk on February 7, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Without prior knowledge, will anybody understand the message?

Skipper50 on February 7, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Nope! But we do have prior knowledge don’t we.

We know the whole story thanks to the controversy the leftists created over the very thought that a woman made the unselfish choice! Of her own free will! How dare she! Fools were made today. This was genius!

They came out against free speech. And it isn’t even what was said. It was who was saying it. A woman who chose to risk her own life rather than kill her child… she is evil and wants to take away all women’s rights since 1920!

I hope there is some follow up pointing out the hypocrisy!

And I actually dismissed the pro-abortion reasons for them getting so upset over Palin. I’m rethinking that. All it takes is someone to make public the unselfish choice they made and wow!

petunia on February 7, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Meanwhile, GoDaddy managed to avoid the wrath of feminists while continuing its one-note campaign. Well, two notes, actually.

Well as a card-carrying, vagina-having female, I can guarantee the GoDaddy commercials aren’t particularly offense. They are, however, exceedingly creepy.

mjk on February 7, 2010 at 8:29 PM

With so many couples waiting years to adopt a baby, how can the lefty-loons be gung-ho for abortion.

Laura in Maryland on February 7, 2010 at 8:29 PM

This ad got so much attention because of the pro-abortionists’ hatred. I just went to Focus on the Family’s website to view the rest of the story, and it took forever to download. I’m guessing that site is getting a lot of attention right now.

keats5 on February 7, 2010 at 8:29 PM

milwife88 on February 7, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Exactly right. You can’t criticize the Tebow ad, and not the Snickers ad. However, I’m sure the liberals will find a way.

PP, and pro choicers ought to abort themselves out of embarrassment for their attitude toward this ad. Obviously they didn’t view it prior to it being aired. Or did they, and this was still their stance on it? If so, then they really ought to get to their nearest PP for treatment. Sheeeeeeesh!!!

capejasmine on February 7, 2010 at 8:36 PM

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Wojo…

…remember the episode where he brought in brownies that his gf made not knowing that she’d laced them with pot? They all got stoned!

ladyingray on February 7, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Laura in Maryland on February 7, 2010 at 8:29 PM

The same way the lefty-loons think a pedophile can be cured.

ladyingray on February 7, 2010 at 8:40 PM

That said, expect a few people to say you and me are now engaged in a love affair. LOL

Liam on February 7, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Oh my… Save yourself for Ann… She has less facial hair…

MeatHeadinCA on February 7, 2010 at 8:40 PM

I don’t think they wear panties, more like burlap boxers.

Sporty1946 on February 7, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Hemp boxer shorts for the ladies and panties for the men.

MeatHeadinCA on February 7, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Wojo…

…remember the episode where he brought in brownies that his gf made not knowing that she’d laced them with pot? They all got stoned!

ladyingray on February 7, 2010 at 8:38 PM

I just watched that episode on Youtube yesterday! I’ve been stripping and refinishing an old dresser in my free time and I always bring a laptop to the basement and watch Barney Miller. Yamana’s my man.

KGB on February 7, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Meanwhile Janet Napalatano is stuffing sodium-filled hot dogs and Pizza Supremes down her throat at the WH. Maybe Obama will hit her up with a Obesity Tax on the way out the door!

Mr_Magoo on February 7, 2010 at 8:43 PM

ladyingray on February 7, 2010 at 8:38 PM

LOL! That one was classic.
I always liked Fish’s whiny and gloom-cookie ol’ lady, too, what was her name? Beryl, or something???

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Meanwhile Janet Napalatano is stuffing sodium-filled hot dogs and Pizza Supremes down her throat at the WH. Maybe Obama will hit her up with a Obesity Tax on the way out the door!

Mr_Magoo on February 7, 2010 at 8:43 PM

“her”?

MeatHeadinCA on February 7, 2010 at 8:46 PM

With so many couples waiting years to adopt a baby, how can the lefty-loons be gung-ho for abortion.

Laura in Maryland on February 7, 2010 at 8:29 PM

You got me…

MeatHeadinCA on February 7, 2010 at 8:47 PM

LOL! That one was classic.
I always liked Fish’s whiny and gloom-cookie ol’ lady, too, what was her name? Beryl, or something???

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2010 at 8:45 PM

How about the one where they lock up the little guy who claims to be a werewolf! Love it as the show progresses and he starts snarling, howling and climbing onto the bars of the cell!

Mr_Magoo on February 7, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Hemp boxer shorts for the ladies and panties for the men.

MeatHeadinCA on February 7, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Actually, hemp cloth may look like burlap, but it’s pretty soft and comfy. (I’m not a stoner, I’m a SCAdian, and hemp cloth is period)

Sekhmet on February 7, 2010 at 8:49 PM

I just watched that episode on Youtube yesterday! I’ve been stripping and refinishing an old dresser in my free time and I always bring a laptop to the basement and watch Barney Miller. Yamana’s my man.

KGB on February 7, 2010 at 8:42 PM

I know what I’m watching as soon as this football game is over! :D

ladyingray on February 7, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Update: And you thought I was kidding …

Maybe you’ve become like Our Man In Havana these days.

LastRick on February 7, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Actually, hemp cloth may look like burlap, but it’s pretty soft and comfy. (I’m not a stoner, I’m a SCAdian, and hemp cloth is period)

Sekhmet on February 7, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Actually, I have nothing against hemp, but hemp boxer shorts for big butchy looking women??? Naw… Pass.

I have liked the hemp babyclothes I’ve seen.

MeatHeadinCA on February 7, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Oh my… Save yourself for Ann… She has less facial hair…

MeatHeadinCA on February 7, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Are you sure?

Laura in Maryland on February 7, 2010 at 8:53 PM

ladyingray on February 7, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Deitrich & Harris were funny too.

Mr_Magoo on February 7, 2010 at 8:47 PM

That was a hoot. Who was the little dwarf guy with the big head who was always in the precinct? He was hilarious.

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Are you sure?

Laura in Maryland on February 7, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Well… Someone was talking about a mustached version of Ann last night… But I’m pretty sure it would be impossible to have more facial hair than me *rar

MeatHeadinCA on February 7, 2010 at 8:54 PM

The same way the lefty-loons think a pedophile can be cured.

ladyingray on February 7, 2010 at 8:40 PM

For a old man I still have a some small, but I hope reasonable, amount of cognitive power and imagination still remaining. Yet I can’t seem to conjure up the pure hell that it must be to be trapped within a far-left liberal mind. Something like that which can run on the fuel mixture of pure hatred and self-deception has to hurt.

Yoop on February 7, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Amanda is a big silly.

happyfeet on February 7, 2010 at 9:02 PM

That was a hoot. Who was the little dwarf guy with the big head who was always in the precinct? He was hilarious.

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2010 at 8:54 PM

The little guy who played the desk cop? That was Ron Carey as Officer Levitt if that’s who you are thinking of.

I always liked Fish’s whiny and gloom-cookie ol’ lady, too, what was her name? Beryl, or something???

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Fish’s wife was Bernice played by Florence Stanley.

I liked Inspector Luger (James Gregory) and Gregory Sierra as Sgt Chano (he was good in SOAP, too).

Mr_Magoo on February 7, 2010 at 9:05 PM

With so many couples waiting years to adopt a baby, how can the lefty-loons be gung-ho for abortion.

Laura in Maryland on February 7, 2010 at 8:29 PM

It’s a double-whammy for power. If there aren’t enough adoptions happening, then all the more reason for continuing abortion.

Some of NOW’s original founders either left the organization or were pushed out of it, by radical militant lesbians who later took over the board. I forget names after these many years, but some of the original crew wrote of this turn of events during the 80s.

Liam on February 7, 2010 at 9:07 PM

Did they even air the ad? I’ve not seen it yet.

Enoxo on February 7, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Enoxo on February 7, 2010 at 9:08 PM

I haven’t seen it.

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2010 at 9:15 PM

The left wasn’t happy because they didn’t get to see:

1. babies have their brains sucked out of their heads
2. babies have their arms and legs ripped off of their body

.

ms on February 7, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Want to bet that someone will gripe about making light of domestic violence?

Yup, you nailed that one, Ed! Can’t believe I live in the same country, world, universe as some of these dodos.

KendraWilder on February 7, 2010 at 9:23 PM

If I had been shown this ad not knowing anything about it at all, I would never have even thought to connect it to abortion. Nor would I have thought anyone would think it was “violent” or something.

What a bunch of jackasses.

darii on February 7, 2010 at 9:31 PM

The left wasn’t happy because they didn’t get to see:

1. babies have their brains sucked out of their heads
2. babies have their arms and legs ripped off of their body

.

ms on February 7, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Um, oooook. Are you saying the left wanted that stuff in there so they could complain that it was in bad taste or are you saying the left wanted that stuff in the ad because they are sick, twisted, sadists who enjoy watching murder?

Or both?

darii on February 7, 2010 at 9:33 PM

Laura in Maryland on February 7, 2010 at 8:29 PM
The same way the lefty-loons think a pedophile can be cured.

ladyingray on February 7, 2010 at 8:40 PM

How can we track Liam down and administer a sharp whack upside the head?

katy the mean old lady on February 7, 2010 at 9:34 PM

katy the mean old lady on February 7, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Head-slap

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2010 at 9:39 PM

How can we track Liam down and administer a sharp whack upside the head?

katy the mean old lady on February 7, 2010 at 9:34 PM

For what? I’m right here, BTW. Make it hurt so good!

Liam on February 7, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Amanda Marcotte is an unhappy and bitter woman.

And it makes me happy.

misterpeasea on February 7, 2010 at 9:42 PM

misterpeasea on February 7, 2010 at 9:42 PM

I’d never heard of her until this thread, and I had to google her. Got no use for her now that I know who she is…

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2010 at 9:45 PM

The tackling in this ad was less “violent” (and therefore offensive?? I really don’t get it) than the Terry Tate Office Linebacker ads from a while back. Were any women tackled in those? Cause if there were, any pro-abort who doesn’t like this ad will also have to condemn the other one.

darii on February 7, 2010 at 9:47 PM

OmahaConservative on February 7, 2010 at 9:45 PM

In this case, I’m positive that ignorance was bliss.

misterpeasea on February 7, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Amanda Marcotte is an unhappy and bitter womana snide liberal.

misterpeasea on February 7, 2010 at 9:42 PM

There ya go, now it’s politically correct.

darii on February 7, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Ah, the left. Gotta love ‘em ’cause you can’t shoot ‘em.

davidk on February 7, 2010 at 7:32 PM
What, since when?

PatMac on February 7, 2010 at 8:09 PM

It’s that damn short season. Nov. 2010. Plus they are too ugly for a tropphy mount and the meat tastes like crapola.

katy the mean old lady on February 7, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Another one bites the dust. Dem lieutenant governor candidate is out!

Here

NYconservative on February 7, 2010 at 9:56 PM

For what? I’m right here, BTW. Make it hurt so good!

Liam on February 7, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Juust trying to get you over the anninacan thing. Don’t want you to get some horrible disease and have your dick fall off. Therefore WHACK.

katy the mean old lady on February 7, 2010 at 9:58 PM

http://www.dlisted.com/node/29983

12/08 Charles Barkley was about to cheat before the cops tagged him for DUI

So, why didn’t N.O.W. protest his Taco Bell commercial?

Country First on February 7, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Which is more violent abortion or a sac by a Tebow?

NYconservative on February 7, 2010 at 10:01 PM

ohhh Ed. this is so delicious.

ted c on February 7, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Good thing NOW had such a fit about that ad, otherwise I would have never known it was supposed to be pro-life. Thanks Gloria!!

Lily on February 7, 2010 at 10:05 PM

What’s this?
.
Amanda “My Fair Blogger” Marcotte has resurfaced?
.
Crap. I just got a psychic whiff of cat-urine.

Arbalest on February 7, 2010 at 10:16 PM

Want to bet that someone will gripe about making light of domestic violence?
Update: And you thought I was kidding …

Wow, just wow!

conservnut on February 7, 2010 at 10:28 PM

Amanda “My Fair Blogger” Marcotte has resurfaced?
.
Crap. I just got a psychic whiff of cat-urine.

Arbalest on February 7, 2010 at 10:16 PM

What? She’s done something dumb before that merited notice?

darii on February 7, 2010 at 10:32 PM

Did they even air the ad? I’ve not seen it yet.

Enoxo on February 7, 2010 at 9:08 PM

I asked my family and friends who were watching the game and commercials (I don’t really like sports and was doing something else) and they said the ad aired within the first quarter–almost the very first ad.

Enoxo on February 7, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Did they even air the ad? I’ve not seen it yet.

I haven’t seen it either.

Log on February 7, 2010 at 10:34 PM

What? She’s done something dumb before that merited notice?

darii on February 7, 2010 at 10:32 PM

.
Didn’t she move to North Carolina just to be dumped by John Edwards? And apparently John dumps no one.

Arbalest on February 7, 2010 at 10:38 PM

I doubt that abortion groups had anything to worry about in terms of this commercial. Almost no one is going to get the anti-abortion point of it.

It’s probably also worth pointing out that Pam Tebow has really ugly skin. Shriek with outrage if you like, but it’s true.

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 10:45 PM

But the group’s president, Jehmu Greene, said the tackle showed an undercurrent of violence against women.

But Betty White getting pancaked into the mud didn’t?

fossten on February 7, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Didn’t read all the comments, but didn’t I see Betty White being tackled in another ad? Nobody’s crying over that one, right?

windbag on February 7, 2010 at 10:51 PM

It’s probably also worth pointing out that Pam Tebow has really ugly skin. Shriek with outrage if you like, but it’s true.

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 10:45 PM

No, it’s not worth pointing out. The fact that you bothered just shows how shallow, ignorant, and petty you are.

fossten on February 7, 2010 at 10:52 PM

No, it’s not worth pointing out. The fact that you bothered just shows how shallow, ignorant, and petty you are.

fossten on February 7, 2010 at 10:52 PM

The “pro-life” position is so petty, shallow, and ignorant that I figured that it was just fair to comment on her skin.

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 10:56 PM

The “pro-choice” position is so petty, shallow, and ignorant that I figured that it was just fair to comment on her skin.

daesleeper on February 7, 2010 at 11:01 PM

I just figured it was fair to comment on that.

daesleeper on February 7, 2010 at 11:01 PM

Wow, just wow!

conservnut on February 7, 2010 at 10:28 PM

My thoughts exactly. Vile and loathsome. A new low.

UltimateBob on February 7, 2010 at 11:06 PM

The “C” word is one those ugly bits of language that we could probably do without… and then along comes Amanda Marcotte and you understand why certain words exist.

T J Green on February 7, 2010 at 11:09 PM

The “pro-life” position is so petty, shallow, and ignorant that I figured that it was just fair to comment on her skin.
thuja on February 7, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Of course you did. Which explains why you’re losing the debate.

Slublog on February 7, 2010 at 11:11 PM

I doubt that abortion groups had anything to worry about in terms of this commercial. Almost no one is going to get the anti-abortion point of it.

I made two remarks and one was admittedly more obnoxious than the one above. Without in anyway retracting or apologizing for the obnoxious comment, I would suggest that my comment above is much more productive of good conversation. Of course, I’m content to play troll for the night, if it’s what keeps people entertained. I can be here for your entertainment for the next twenty minutes or so.

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 11:13 PM

Update II: Omri Ceren takes a trip down Memory Lane on outrage over violence against women and the Left.

I remember that “Terry Tate” thing. Lester Speight, who played Tate, should have stuck to light physical humor and stayed the hell out of politics. I don’t think he has any later work after the election stuff — his attempt at political discourse must have left a sour taste in the mouths of potential sponsors.

unclesmrgol on February 7, 2010 at 11:14 PM

Juust trying to get you over the anninacan thing. Don’t want you to get some horrible disease and have your dick fall off. Therefore WHACK.

katy the mean old lady on February 7, 2010 at 9:58 PM

I feel like I’m now falling in love….

Liam on February 7, 2010 at 11:14 PM

The “pro-life” position is so petty, shallow, and ignorant that I figured that it was just fair to comment on her skin.

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Ah, an example of the “non solum non sequitur sed etiam stultissimus est” fallacy.

darii on February 7, 2010 at 11:16 PM

The “pro-life” position is so petty, shallow, and ignorant that I figured that it was just fair to comment on her skin.

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Funny, we feel the same about your position. After all, even in Massachusetts, home of liberals, abortion is defined thusly:

Abortion, the knowing destruction of the life of an unborn child or the intentional expulsion or removal of an unborn child from the womb other than for the principal purpose of producing a live birth or removing a dead fetus.

The wording of the Massachusetts definition is certainly in line with science and the ethics of most of the country. Of course, subsections of the MGL make allowances for mothers and their physicians to knowingly destroy the life of an unborn child, so there’s a wink-wink-nod-nod in your side’s direction. That same wink-wink-nod-nod was allowed to the slaveowners of an earlier era, who had the right of life or death over their not-as-human charges.

Shall we now talk about the California law? It’s just as rich in symbolism…

unclesmrgol on February 7, 2010 at 11:25 PM

Ah, an example of the “non solum non sequitur sed etiam stultissimus est” fallacy.

darii on February 7, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Ah, Latin! You do know that Rome was a murder cult not much different than the Aztecs? The source of Western values?

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Ah, Latin! You do know that Rome was a murder cult not much different than the Aztecs? The source of Western values?

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 11:26 PM

I should have been more clear in that I trace the Western values that matter back to Greece and Israel. Rome was a brutal step backwards–conquering both areas and impoverishing their traditions.

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Ah, Latin! You do know that Rome was a murder cult not much different than the Aztecs? The source of Western values?

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Which Rome — the Republic or the Empire? The evolution of Rome shows exactly what happens when you leave the defense of what is important to the provincials, and concentrate on providing bread and circuses to the people.

Or, to put it more bluntly, puto civis Romani non esse quod putas.

unclesmrgol on February 7, 2010 at 11:37 PM

I didn’t get to see the ad as it played during the game since I was putting the finishing touches on a few dishes I made for the Super Bowl party I was at. But I did watch the attached video, which was nothing more than a sweet moment between Mother and Son. And totally Photoshopped. (Someone had to say it.)

Left Coast Right Mind on February 7, 2010 at 11:40 PM

I should have been more clear in that I trace the Western values that matter back to Greece and Israel. Rome was a brutal step backwards–conquering both areas and impoverishing their traditions.

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 11:30 PM

As a person who graduated with a degree in classics, I think you are quite wrong about this. The Roman justice system of the Republic, with its checks and balances against the abuse of the Government, forms the basis of our justice system today. If you look at how either the Greeks (including that enlightened city of Athens) or the Isrealites conducted law, you find considerable defects in the checks and balances, and, indeed, a tendency toward personal retribution through the government which did not surface among the Romans until Imperial times.

It’s not the Imperial laws that we consider the best and finest — its the laws of the Republic, with its careful balancing act via three branches of government.

unclesmrgol on February 7, 2010 at 11:43 PM

AAh, Latin! You do know that Rome was a murder cult not much different than the Aztecs? The source of Western values?

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 11:26 PM

A red herring to boot. You didn’t address darii’s claim.

unclesmrgol on February 7, 2010 at 11:46 PM

Which Rome — the Republic or the Empire? The evolution of Rome shows exactly what happens when you leave the defense of what is important to the provincials, and concentrate on providing bread and circuses to the people.

Or, to put it more bluntly, puto civis Romani non esse quod putas.

unclesmrgol on February 7, 2010 at 11:37 PM

As a habitual conservative, I mean the Republic. The values of the Republic lead inevitably to the Empire as welfare state. We shouldn’t be mislead by the Roman historians’s (such as Livy and Tacitus) reactionary fantasies.

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 11:47 PM

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Would you prefer if I put “it not only does not follow but it is also extremely stupid” in English? Or perhaps Esperanto is more your speed? If I were to put it in Ancient Greek, would you say “You do know all the Ancient Greeks were misogynistic pedophiles? The source for Western values?”

But I guess you’re right. Our western values like republican government, codes of law, the assumption of innocent until proven guilty, jurisprudence, technology improving civic life, etc. are horrible. Why the hell did we adopt them? And that filthy, blood stained language of Latin! Language of science and learning? No, more like murderous gutterspeak. Discount the philosophical and scientific treatises, cast aside all those biological appellations and legal terms.

Normally, I would say that the Romans were far cry from the Aztecs. But perhaps I should just accept your assertion, coming from someone who so embodies that classic rhetorical principle: “Because I think you’re position is petty and shallow I’m completely justified in acting like an douchebag.”

darii on February 7, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Oh, and if you wanted to see a truly horrific Super Bowl ad, it was the Audi commercial with the “Green Police” searching people, digging through their garbage, arresting people (including the use of helicopters (don’t know if they were black helicopters or not)) for “environmental crimes” such as:

Using styrofoam
Using incandescent lightbulbs
Having a hot tub temp too high
Not composting
Choosing plastic bags at a grocery store
Throwing batteries in the garbage
Etc.

I’ve heard it rumored that Al Gore DVR’d that commercial and touches himself inappropriately as it plays on his 72″ plasma TV in his mansion where every light blazes 24/7/365.

Left Coast Right Mind on February 7, 2010 at 11:53 PM

As a habitual conservative, I mean the Republic. The values of the Republic lead inevitably to the Empire as welfare state. We shouldn’t be mislead by the Roman historians’s (such as Livy and Tacitus) reactionary fantasies.

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 11:47 PM

Not inevitably. Just as our own slide toward relegating our defense to others and isolating ourselves is not inevitable either.

Of course, since you are pro-abortion, there is much to love about Roman law with respect to the patria potestas, in which an adult member of the family is given the power of life, death, and enslavement of his children. It’s an exact analogue to abortion rights today.

unclesmrgol on February 7, 2010 at 11:56 PM

unclesmrgol on February 7, 2010 at 11:43 PM

I fear I must go to sleep now. But I’d love to exchange email about Rome versus Greece and Israel. I invite you to send me email at vayikra@ymail.com.

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 11:56 PM

Left Coast Right Mind on February 7, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Was the point of that ad “Being green is good”? Because it really seemed to say “The Orwellian eco-state is on its way. Why not avoid the majority of the inevitable fines, taxes, and unreasonable regulations by purchasing an Audi?”

darii on February 7, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Left Coast Right Mind on February 7, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Nonsense — that commercial is brilliant! Audi is saying “look, even if the dolts go there, you’ll still be OK in your Audi”. The side that comes out looking like an idiot is Al Gore’s — where even your acts of consumption within your own home are subject to scrutiny.

You have to go look at the two pre-commercials with the styrofoam sniffing anteater and the fuller version of the police officers being harassed by the Green Policeman; lucky for them he is called away for a Compost Violation.

unclesmrgol on February 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM

darii on February 7, 2010 at 11:53 PM

You win the Very Bad Cicero Contest of the day.

unclesmrgol on February 8, 2010 at 12:03 AM

thuja on February 7, 2010 at 11:56 PM

Good night. I’m on the west coast so there’s another hour or so before assuring I’m awake at work.

unclesmrgol on February 8, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Isn’t abortion the ultimate act of “domestic violence?”

29Victor on February 8, 2010 at 12:08 AM

You win the Very Bad Cicero Contest of the day.

unclesmrgol on February 8, 2010 at 12:03 AM

lol! Next time, I’ll just have one sentence and couch everything in subordinate clauses….

darii on February 8, 2010 at 12:08 AM

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