Palin backs DADT repeal?

posted at 11:36 am on January 4, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Sarah Palin has remained silent on the issue of repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which Congress passed in the lame-duck session — at least until now.  ABC News’ Devin Dwyer has been on the Twitter beat and reports that Palin retweeted a message from radio host Tammy Bruce that supports the end of DADT:

But Monday night the former Alaska governor re-tweeted a post from conservative talk show host and blogger Tammy Bruce, who is lesbian, appearing to indirectly cast support for gays and an end to the ban on openly gay members of the U.S. military.

Bruce had been commenting on the controversy surrounding a U.S. Navy commander and a raunchy video when she turned to the issue of gays in the military.

“But this hypocrisy is just truly too much. Enuf already–the more someone complains about the homos the more we should look under their bed,” Bruce tweeted, suggesting that virulent opposition to gays may reflect the individual has something to hide.

Soon after, Palin re-tweeted the message to her following of more than 350,000 followers.

It should be stressed that retweeting does not necessarily connote agreement.  Dwyer’s colleague Jake Tapper has to repeatedly make that point when Tapper retweets and adds his own commentary.  It does suggest a de facto endorsement when unaccompanied by a substantive response, however, and it’s fair for those who follow Palin’s Twitter feed to assume agreement in this sense, as Tammy did in her response.  Nor does this specific message explicitly address DADT repeal, although that’s certainly the larger context in the issue of gays and the military.

There is some irony in this quiet positioning, if indeed that’s what this is.  The opposition to repeal of DADT in the Senate was led by Palin’s former running mate, John McCain.  Palin has courted the conservative base in the GOP that opposed the repeal (as did McCain himself in his re-election bid this year), but managed to avoid taking a stand either way on this issue, one of the few from which Palin has shied.

Palin hasn’t yet responded to requests for comment on the retweet, and that will probably require Palin to clarify her position for the record on DADT.  If she backs repeal openly, does this open a rift between Palin and the conservative base? Or does it take the edge off of the dissatisfaction over the repeal on the Right?

Update: One distinction should be made between Tapper and Palin, and Tapper’s position on RTs put into context.  Tapper RTs as a manner of reporting, which is why he’s careful to note the distinction between RTs and endorsements.  Palin uses Twitter as more of a campaign/activist tool.  That doesn’t necessarily mean endorsement, but it’s probably safer to assume it in her case.


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” Personally, I think it only widens and deepens her appeal with the masses and I for one respect her for it.

shmendrick on January 4, 2011 at 12:01 PM”

And that makes it okay to violate the right to privacy of 18 year old men?

elfman on January 4, 2011 at 8:41 PM

This is the most irrational thing Tammy’s ever said and it looks like SP endorses it.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on January 4, 2011 at 8:26 PM

What were they thinking?

Knucklehead on January 4, 2011 at 8:45 PM

That’s ridiculous. If we’re all supposed to be comfortable with showering with those we know who might be interested in us sexually, then stop segregating the showers by gender.

Esthier on January 4, 2011 at 12:31 PM

Bingo! Thank you! (showers, and bathrooms and dorm rooms.)

elfman on January 4, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Come to think of it, this sounds like a Palin flip-flop on DADT…

*ducks and runs for cover*

scotash on January 4, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Why do you guys, when thinking about gays in the military, all start fantasizing about young men in showers?

Gays are already in the military and unless you’re repulsive gays have checked you out already – in the men’s rooms or gym showers, the beach etc. Most gyms are full of gay guys i don’t hear you whining about showering there.

It’s gay to care about gays one way or the other. I’ve met gays I liked and gays I hated, just like I met people who dig fat chicks that I liked or hated. Since our economy is in the final stages of a massive collapse I’d think there were more important things to worry about – like not starving to death.

Rob Taylor on January 4, 2011 at 9:11 PM

And the haters ‘tut-tut’.

Inanemergencydial on January 4, 2011 at 9:12 PM

This is a most troubling development. Not sure what it all means as of yet. We need to probe TweetGate more deeply and give it a full analysis and body scan;

I hope they bring in a special prosecutor and the TSA to get to the bottom of TweetGate…a most troubling development, that could be the death knell for Palin’s political future.

The TweetPolice need more time to decode the underlying message. Somebody issue a subpoena.

Was TweetGate a conspiracy? Who else was in on it? Inquiring minds want to know. Was there a cover up of some kind?

Until we find out the truth it remains something to be deeply concerned about.

What was the actual time posted on the Tweet? Does anyone have any idea? It might explain all those Birds Falling from the sky. How sad, those birds can’t Tweet anymore…but Palin gets to Tweet whenever she wants.

No only is she allowed to Tweet but she gets to ReTweet, that’s a second chance. No one gave those birds a second chance.

There is no justice anymore.

Geochelone on January 4, 2011 at 9:18 PM

No only is she allowed to Tweet but she gets to ReTweet, that’s a second chance. No one gave those birds a second chance.

There is no justice anymore.

Geochelone on January 4, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Precisely. “TweetGate” is veddy interesting. And, by the way, welcome back!!!!! I’ve missed you.

anXdem on January 4, 2011 at 9:36 PM

You’d be on them like stink on a monkey.

Knucklehead on January 4, 2011 at 3:33 PM

I like the cut of your jib as well.

anXdem on January 4, 2011 at 9:43 PM

anXdem on January 4, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Thanks. Click my handle and you will see that I have decided to stick my neck out once again. :)

Geochelone on January 4, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Why do you guys, when thinking about gays in the military, all start fantasizing about young men in showers?

Rob Taylor on January 4, 2011 at 9:11 PM

So is that your argument. That people who don’t want to force 18 year olds to shower with men who want to have sex with them are “fantasizing about young men in the showers”? That’s pathetic. Worse, it’s about all we get from everyone who promotes openly gay men in the service. It’s an indefensible position from a right to privacy perspective, so they go after the sexuality of those who want to protect servicemen’s privacy.

Gays are already in the military and unless you’re repulsive gays have checked you out already – in the men’s rooms or gym showers, the beach etc.

Thant sentence makes no sense. Try again.

Most gyms are full of gay guys i don’t hear you whining about showering there.

I once quit a gym in Santa Monica because of the old men slowly walking around the shower room naked, leaning back a little as if they wanted to show off their junk. If someone passes a law saying that I have to shower with them as a condition of my employment, you’d see me “whining” about it.

It’s gay to care about gays one way or the other.

That’ what passes for reasoning from you? You use the word “gay” as a pejorative while defending gays supposed right to serve in the military, and say it’s “gay” to support an 18 year old’s right to not have to expose his privates to them? Is it “gay” for the woman most precious to you to not have to expose her privates to me?

I’ve met gays I liked and gays I hated, just like I met people who dig fat chicks that I liked or hated. Since our economy is in the final stages of a massive collapse I’d think there were more important things to worry about – like not starving to death.

We’re in the economic predicament that we’re in because people have relaxed our rights. If we’re willing to compromise our right to privacy and throw our 18 year old men to the dogs, then what’s our basis for arguing for stronger rights to the property to stave off our economic collapse?

elfman on January 4, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Palin’s a RINO.

B Man on January 4, 2011 at 10:08 PM

elfman on January 4, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Very well spoken.

P.S. You must be gay.////

P.P.S. Dear Sarah, retweeting, that is, basically repeating and giving credence to, our pro-abortion tammi’s textbook, leftist ad-hominum-attack-another-person’s-sexuality when they don’t agree with their homo agenda does not burnish your credentials and just might detract from them. It’s kind of like a junior high schooler passing on the catty note from her girlfriend during class, only last time I looked, you wanted to be POTUS, not a seventh grader.

P.P.P.S. Most around here know I am a major supporter of Palin. My support is hers to lose, however. This isn’t a deal breaker, and I’ll wait to hear her more explicity define her postion on the repeal. However, she needs to get off the “juice” of constant public exposure. She is so exposed now, that I can’t imagine why she involved herself in this. Many here have spoken about America going down in flames. And so our nation is. Forget the meaningless twitters, then. Sarah Palin needs an unbiased, rock solid conservative, mature, steadying senior advisor to channel her energy and her more than considerable talent. Don’t think she has one, yet.

tigerlily on January 4, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Very well spoken.

tigerlily on January 4, 2011 at 10:17 PM

What s/he said was written, not spoken– This arrant mistake doesn’t get more rudimentary. I’m just returning the many charitable favors administered by such a sanctimonious and petulant Christian.

anXdem on January 4, 2011 at 10:32 PM

anXdem on January 4, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Ouch!

Knucklehead on January 4, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Since our economy is in the final stages of a massive collapse I’d think there were more important things to worry about – like not starving to death.

Rob Taylor on January 4, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Most people can walk and chew gum at the same time. We can worry about the economy and the repeal of DADT too.

A question for you, would you want our society to have unisex restrooms, locker rooms and showers???

RedRobin145 on January 4, 2011 at 10:48 PM

A question for you, would you want our society to have unisex restrooms, locker rooms and showers???

RedRobin145 on January 4, 2011 at 10:48 PM

You’re making too much sense. And where’s your gratuitous ad hominem? Please resubmit in an acceptable format./

tigerlily on January 4, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Very well spoken.

tigerlily on January 4, 2011 at 10:17 PM

What s/he said was written, not spoken– This arrant rudimentary mistake is often has been used arrantly, imo.doesn’t get more rudimentary.I’m just returning the many charitable favors administered by such a sanctimonious and petulant Christian.

anXdem on January 4, 2011 at 10:32 PM

the words “arrant” and “rudimentary” are both being used by you here as adjectives in a somewhat awkward manner to modify one word: “mistake”. Arrant meaning, according to Webster’s: “notorioiusly without moderation” and rudimentary of course, meaning “basic” or “fundemental”.

I fify as best I could, because I would not personally bother to split hairs or quibble with my use of the term “spoken” or “written” when referring to a commenter’s ideas communicated in his/her post. It’s my understanding that that is kept kind of casual in the blogging world.

However, I think it is preferable, if not actually correct, to use the word “rudimentary” as an adjective, and to use “arrantly” in it’s adverb form, as I did above.

tigerlily on January 4, 2011 at 11:33 PM

“adverbial” form.

tigerlily on January 4, 2011 at 11:35 PM

fundemental = fundamental

P.S. If you wish to communicate the idea that you attempted with the phrase, “doesn’t get more rudimentary”, it should read, “doesn’t get any more rudimentary.”

P.P.S. Next time you wish to correct me in an attempted high falutin’ style, it would be a good idea to make sure you don’t hand me your own ammo to use in my reply to you.
Makes for less egg to clean off your face and all.

tigerlily on January 4, 2011 at 11:46 PM

That’s right, tigerlily, Sarah Palin should do what you tell her to, because you have suffered the slings and arrows of being driven to virtual bankruptcy by the Left, you have been vilified by a relentless campaign of vilification by the MSM’s propaganda ministry for the last two years, and you have governed a state, and she has not.

I get it.

By all means, get on the phone and set her straight!

victor82 on January 4, 2011 at 11:58 PM

That’s right, tigerlily, Sarah Palin should do what you tell her to, because you have suffered the slings and arrows of being driven to virtual bankruptcy by the Left, you have been vilified by a relentless campaign of vilification by the MSM’s propaganda ministry for the last two years, and you have governed a state, and she has not.

I get it.

By all means, get on the phone and set her straight!

victor82 on January 4, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Sarah Palin has suffered these things because she has chosen this path, and I have never once tried to downplay it’s costs, nor her courage in facing the wrath of the Left. As for what I have experienced in life vs what she has, that is an unknown to you and therefore a silly way to discuss whatever point you are trying to make.

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 12:16 AM

And you shouldn’t either. She’s worse than Ron Paul, which takes some doing.

Fully half or more of what she writes is on the level of someone in a straitjacket in a padded cell of Fruitcake Sanitorum. Or a comparable ‘liberal’ writing the same sh!t in reverse, take your pick. Howling madness and shades of a Turd-World savage who worships a war god.

JFS61 on January 4, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Obama 2.0, I’m telling you. She learned from the best. (if ‘best’ is the right word)

Dark-Star on January 4, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Somebody needs a hug.

Or a Valium.

There Goes The Neighborhood on January 5, 2011 at 12:24 AM

victor82 on January 4, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Ever heard the phrase “if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen?”, you drooling dittohead?

Palin’s CHOSE a career where mudslinging from the press has been a given ever since Gutenburg. Then she fled her position to bilk people with no more than a pity party, posts that could have come from any right-wing blog, and parading her retarded baby for Holy Mom status from the childed.

And now people compare her to Raegan and think her qualified to be President of the United States?! That’s about like a housewife running away from a home kitchen, winning a fandom on the Internet, then being compared to a master chef qualified to cook in a 5-star restaurant!

Dark-Star on January 5, 2011 at 3:37 AM

Dark-Star on January 4, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Confirmed at last: Joy Behar is a HotAir regular.

SuperCool on January 5, 2011 at 3:41 AM

Confirmed at last: Joy Behar is a HotAir regular.

SuperCool on January 5, 2011 at 3:41 AM

Confirmed at last: your keyboard-based psychic powers are a joke.

Dark-Star on January 5, 2011 at 3:48 AM

Wow, how many people can get folks in a tizzy over a re-tweet?

Only one!

Palin 2012

Done That on January 5, 2011 at 6:46 AM

Dark-Star on January 5, 2011 at 3:37 AM

Ever try thinking?

darwin on January 5, 2011 at 7:32 AM

Rob Taylor on January 4, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Grip that buck tight if that’s all politics is to you. Grip it tight.

hawkdriver on January 5, 2011 at 7:42 AM

elfman on January 4, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Very well reasoned post.

hawkdriver on January 5, 2011 at 7:45 AM

victor82 and others
Using the legal system and frivolous suits to bankrupt Sarah failed. She resigned to stop that process. Suits dismissed in the long haul. rather than sulk or slink away Sarah has become financially stable, prominent, active, successful. This string of events did not fit the lefty playbook. The attempted destruction of Sarah has failed and she will do what she chooses not what the critics/haters expect. The left is the enemy of this country and have been glaringly exposed as such. Bomma will campaign endlessly and convince even more folks that he is an incompetent ass.Suck it up lefties your game plan is not working out.

Col.John Wm. Reed on January 5, 2011 at 9:10 AM

I’d think there were more important things to worry about – like not starving to death.

Rob Taylor on January 4, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Totally correct. Also, if we are to defend ourselves from our enemies we should use ALL human resources available, not just those the religious have decided on.

Shambhala on January 5, 2011 at 10:51 AM

I’d think there were more important things to worry about – like not starving to death.

Rob Taylor on January 4, 2011 at 9:11 PM

This isn’t an either or proposition. It takes a little more subtlety of thought and a deeper intellect to connect the erosion of our nation’s morals to the destruction of our nation financially. Thinkers kind of like our Founders, who told us that the government they gave us was suited only to a religious people, and without such the nation would perish.

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Dark-Star on January 5, 2011 at 3:37 AM

Hard to pick a favorite part from a comment so dripping in condescension, but this statement

Palin’s CHOSE a career where mudslinging from the press has been a given ever since Gutenburg.

is particularly dense.

So you honestly don’t see (or choose to ignore) the treatment Palin received as very different than the media treatment of, for example, George H.W. Bush or Jimmy Carter?

Give me a break.

cs89 on January 5, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Ever heard the phrase “if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen?”, you drooling dittohead?

Palin’s CHOSE a career where mudslinging from the press has been a given ever since Gutenburg. Then she fled her position to bilk people with no more than a pity party, posts that could have come from any right-wing blog, and parading her retarded baby for Holy Mom status from the childed.

And now people compare her to Raegan and think her qualified to be President of the United States?! That’s about like a housewife running away from a home kitchen, winning a fandom on the Internet, then being compared to a master chef qualified to cook in a 5-star restaurant!

Dark-Star on January 5, 2011 at 3:37 AM

So how’s that New year’s resolution to get banned from HotAir working out for you? Any progress yet?

tom on January 5, 2011 at 3:20 PM

tigerlily on January 4, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Have another drink, girl. Your rageaholic tendencies give you away.

The inanity of your comments combined with your unrelenting peevishness demonstrate how unhealthy you are. You’re not just tedious, you’re usually dead wrong. So, it’s painfully clear that you’re a sad social misfit. There are plenty of programs specifically designed to help people like you. Find one.

anXdem on January 5, 2011 at 4:56 PM

tigerlily on January 4, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Have another drink, girl. Your rageaholic tendencies give you away.

The inanity of your comments combined with your unrelenting peevishness demonstrate how unhealthy you are. You’re not just tedious, you’re usually dead wrong. So, it’s painfully clear that you’re a sad social misfit. There are plenty of programs specifically designed to help people like you. Find one.

anXdem on January 5, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Hmm. Let’s look at this a little more closely, shall we?

For no apparent reason, you initiated a post to me at 10:32 P.M. in which you called me a sanctimonious and petulant Christian as you corrected me for writing to another poster that I thought his post was “well spoken” rather than “well written”, as you would have it.

While correcting me for my two word post (“well spoken”) and calling me names, you employed awkward sentence construction, a forced choice of “big” words and poor grammar.

When I pointed out that your attempted high falutin’ correction fell flat via your own mistakes, (starting at 11:33 P.M.), you replied with the following stream of quaint invective, accusing me of:

alcoholism/being a “rageaholic”
inane comments
unrelenting peevishness
being unhealthy
being tedious
being sad social misfit
in need of “programs”

When one adds up all of the highlighted name calling/personal insults in your two posts, the total comes to Ten.

If one wishes to go back to my posts, which start at 11:33 P.M. I think they will find exactly ZERO incidences of name calling/personal insults. Unless the term “high falutin’” counts.

You may think you are an ex-Dem, as your screen name implies, but old habits die hard and you just can’t seem to shake that nasty Dem/Alinsky way of relating to others through accusing them of the very thing that you are guilty of. I think it’s called “projection”.

The above review of your posts proves my point with your own words; your own unprovoked and uncontrolled attack of me as I was minding my own business. I had seen that you had posted earlier and I had no interest whatsoever in engaging you. It seems that you insist on engaging me, and not learning that every time you do you will lose. C’est la vie, I guess.

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 6:07 PM

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Now don’t you forget to notify Ed and AP that someone is picking on you again. How’s all that tattling working out for ya, preacher lady?

Knucklehead on January 5, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Ever heard the phrase “if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen?”, you drooling dittohead?

Palin’s CHOSE a career where mudslinging from the press has been a given ever since Gutenburg. Then she fled her position to bilk people with no more than a pity party, posts that could have come from any right-wing blog, and parading her retarded baby for Holy Mom status from the childed.

And now people compare her to Raegan and think her qualified to be President of the United States?! That’s about like a housewife running away from a home kitchen, winning a fandom on the Internet, then being compared to a master chef qualified to cook in a 5-star restaurant!

Dark-Star on January 5, 2011 at 3:37 AM

Hey look, the Race Card is back under a new name!

That’s just the stupidest, sh*tkick, dumbf*ck answer since Grow Fins arrived to troll. And Grow Fins actually comes up with original stuff. You’re just a HuffPo hubcap thief who can’t think up new Palin insults.

You know, normally, under Hinduism, trolls as derivative and swinish as you are reborn in the Next Life as Downfall Hitler and have to commit suicide in the Bunker (only after his rant about being banned by Blizzard at World of Warcraft for botting has been recorded for All Time….).

However, no such luck for You, Mr. Proof-By-Assertion! You were just being a d*ck.

You get to come back as a cow.

victor82 on January 5, 2011 at 6:28 PM

victor82 and others
Using the legal system and frivolous suits to bankrupt Sarah failed. She resigned to stop that process. Suits dismissed in the long haul. rather than sulk or slink away Sarah has become financially stable, prominent, active, successful. This string of events did not fit the lefty playbook. The attempted destruction of Sarah has failed and she will do what she chooses not what the critics/haters expect. The left is the enemy of this country and have been glaringly exposed as such. Bomma will campaign endlessly and convince even more folks that he is an incompetent ass.Suck it up lefties your game plan is not working out.

Col.John Wm. Reed on January 5, 2011 at 9:10 AM

You are trying to confuse some of these people with the facts. That almost never works around here. But thanks anyway.

victor82 on January 5, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Now don’t you forget to notify Ed and AP that someone is picking on you again. How’s all that tattling working out for ya, preacher lady?

Knucklehead on January 5, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Let’s deal in raw fact here, which is going to make you look bad so I can see why you don’t want to. Your continued attacks on other posters here, to the point where entire threads were hijacked because you couldn’t control yourself, were the subject of my rightful warnings that our hosts would be notified if they continued.

That was last year, and I see you want to drag all of your bad habits, moth eaten baggage and dirty laundry into the new year and hang it out so that everyone can get a good look at your worn out bras and ripped underwear.

Why are you initiating with me, insulting me and hoping for a fight? As a woman of a certain age, shouldn’t you behave in a less childish manner? You engaged me indirectly with anxdem and now you are here, ready for a fight that I won’t give you, and if I did you would be sorry you started.

BTW are you on your own or do you need help from anxdem? It’s hard to keep up, but one thing never changes, you’re never alone, you always have to have back-up. Why do you engage me when I am not in the least interested in engaging you? Am I so fascinating? A thrilling yet unbeatable challenge? Perhaps you have a perverse love of being pwned?

Anywho, I don’t live in the past and I have moved on from yesterday’s news, even if you are still stinging from the truth of it, and can’t seem to learn from it, so I won’t be engaging you unless and until circumstances force such action. Happy New Year, Knucklehead, your handle sure fits.

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 6:51 PM

When one adds up all of the highlighted name calling/personal insults in your two posts, the total comes to Ten.

If one wishes to go back to my posts, which start at 11:33 P.M. I think they will find exactly ZERO incidences of name calling/personal insults. Unless the term “high falutin’” counts.

You may think you are an ex-Dem, as your screen name implies, but old habits die hard and you just can’t seem to shake that nasty Dem/Alinsky way of relating to others through accusing them of the very thing that you are guilty of. I think it’s called “projection”.

The above review of your posts proves my point with your own words; your own unprovoked and uncontrolled attack of me as I was minding my own business. I had seen that you had posted earlier and I had no interest whatsoever in engaging you. It seems that you insist on engaging me, and not learning that every time you do you will lose. C’est la vie, I guess.

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 6:07 PM

You must have a very short and selective memory, lily dear.

You’re so far gone into projection, it makes God puke. It was YOU who attacked me and others with a ridiculous and accusatory rant a few weeks ago. You also repeatedly attacked me on a Palin/Rhetoric thread when I was no longer present to defend myself. How convenient it must be for a sniper like you to sneak around threads waiting to strike when the target is gone. You are the consummate coward, and yes, a sad and obviously dejected human being. The fact that you’re unable to see yourself is the problem. Nobody engages you, lily. It is you who attacks without provocation and then threatens to tattle. As a Christian, I will pray for you, but what you do under cover of Internet anonymity is a disgrace.

anXdem on January 5, 2011 at 7:55 PM

anXdem on January 5, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Calm down. You type with such rage your BP must be through the roof. All of the above poppycock and fraudulence that you are blowing with such force, and which conveniently doesn’t address what you said to me on this thread, (because you can’t, maybe?) is gonna give you an ulcer or something. Relax, take a chill pill, stop with getting such a hate on. I know, you’re probably thinking, to paraphrase that old Rolling Stones song, “What a drag it is, gettin’ pwned.” But that’s the way it is. So, try to be of good cheer and try, as I said earlier to your gang-up buddy, Knucklehead, not to drag your moldy baggage and your dirty laundry riddled with worn out bras and ripped up underpants into this year so that we all have to look at the mess all over again. Once was enough, thank you.

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 8:11 PM

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Get some help, you need it. Or maybe you should call in your troops like you did last week and attack in the middle of the night.

Knucklehead on January 5, 2011 at 8:16 PM

drag your moldy baggage and your dirty laundry riddled with worn out bras and ripped up underpants

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 8:11 PM

We have absolutely no interest in what you keep in the closet, lily.

Was your life altering rejection from a man, a casting agent, God, or all three?

anXdem on January 5, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Get some help, you need it. Or maybe you should call in your troops like you did last week and attack in the middle of the night.

Knucklehead on January 5, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Stop obsessing over me, already. I get it, I’m intriguing, but your frustration/i-hate-getting-pwned level is on overdrive, while I haven’t and don’t intend to even break a sweat. btw, about last week. I did not log onto HA at all from 12-27-10 (and possibly 12-26) until yesterday, 1-4-11. To what are you referring??

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Stop obsessing over me, already. I get it, I’m intriguing

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 8:36 PM

That’s the thing, lil, you want to be intriguing– You obviously do. You want to be the star so bad you can taste it, but alas, you’re nothing. Not even a tiny bit special. Did the mean casting agent do that to you? C’mon, tell us.

anXdem on January 5, 2011 at 8:53 PM

We have absolutely no interest in what you keep in the closet, lily.

Was your life altering rejection from a man, a casting agent, God, or all three?

anXdem on January 5, 2011 at 8:21 PM

That’s the second time you have gratuitously referenced (used, inappropriately) God in order to insult me.

And don’t look now, but your base and seemingly insatiable appetite for vulgar name calling, ugliness and insult (as a self proclaimed Christian who just one post previous claimed you would pray for me!) may have blinded you to the fact that I am not going to follow you down into your gutter. I’ve said everything necessary to deal with your earlier mistake of thinking you could insultingly engage me and win; every time you post you lose through your own words, as is evidenced again above. In case you still don’t get it, which I have reason to think you might not – we’re done here.

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Or maybe you should call in your troops like you did last week and attack in the middle of the night.

Knucklehead on January 5, 2011 at 8:16 PM

I did not log onto HA at all from 12-27-10 (and possibly 12-26) until yesterday, 1-4-11. To what are you referring??

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 8:36 PM

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Or maybe you should call in your troops like you did last week and attack in the middle of the night.

Knucklehead on January 5, 2011 at 8:16 PM

I did not log onto HA at all from 12-27-10 (and possibly 12-26) until yesterday, 1-4-11. To what are you referring??

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 8:36 PM

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 9:00 PM

If you are incorrect in your accusation Knucklehead, it would be nice if you would admit as much. I’ll check back later to see if you have clarified/proven/retracted the above.

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 9:22 PM

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Off by a couple of days

Drunk girls gone wild

Knucklehead on January 5, 2011 at 9:56 PM

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Off by a couple of days

Drunk girls gone wild

Knucklehead on January 5, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Well, more like off by about six-seven days. And as for your characterization of this…Are you saying that those who disagreed with anxdem were drunk, all girls, and that they went wild?

That’s some imagination you have there. In reviewing the thread, it seems that several posters took exception to anxdem’s opinions, which according to these same posters, were delivered by her with what they pointedly called out as insufferable pretension and pomposity. As far as I could tell, anxdem went back and forth with several posters for quite a while, and contrary to what she may believe, I can’t tell when she is and is not on a thread once she has started participating, without specific notification to the thread that she is leaving, and even then, perhaps that post is missed.

Anyway, the posters were controlled, calm and concise. Why you wish to smear all of these people as drunks is beyond me. These posters spotted arrogance and condescension and were well within their rights to employ the best of the civilized and sometimes impishly clever debate traditions of HA to call her on it.

IMO, she was in over her head, (it can happen to anyone) got nervous and tried to make up for it with forced and contrived vocabulary, contrived sentences, bragging about degrees, etc., and commenters (myself included) saw it and called her on it. It’s that simple.

Are you saying it’s not their right to express themselves as to the fact they didn’t like anxdem’s attitude? That they must have been drunk and acting on my orders? Really? Are you sure that’s going to be the story you stick to, (as long as you want to keep living in the past)? I am sure at least three of the other posters who disagreed with anxdem are men and your overwrought spin is just so ridiculously melodramatic and off track I just don’t know what else to say.

The fact is, anxdem took a wrong turn and got thumped for it, fair and square, without rancor or flaming. My thoughts on this would be to step up, learn from your experience, stop crying and trying to smear others for your own mistakes and take it like a woman, for heaven’s sake.

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 11:11 PM

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Now, now, lil, calm down and get to a meeting, will ya.

You don’t have to be alone with your intense feelings of inferiority, inadequacy and rejection anymore. You’ll learn there’s no need to overcompensate. You can even learn how to achieve strong inner containment.

anXdem on January 5, 2011 at 11:16 PM

anXdem on January 5, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Hot Air commenters in nauseated alarm:
“What’s that disgusting stink and splatter?! Oh no, not again, it’s anxdem!”

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 11:37 PM

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 11:37 PM

All that you spew bounces off me and right back at you, lil. Now, get to your meeting.

anXdem on January 5, 2011 at 11:41 PM

IMO, she was in over her head, (it can happen to anyone)

anxdem, do you not see that I was gracious enough to give you a way out, and you still don’t take it, you still attempt to keep up with me, and get your a%% handed to you everytime? As for your meeting meme that you are attempting, what kind of meeting would that be? Because if it is what I think it is, I can’t wait for you to try it out when there is actual audience around. I plan to pwn you nine ways from Friday. Oh, wait, I’ve done that already. Make it ten. And, as I said earlier, I’m done here.

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Just so you know, lil, even my Airedale is smarter than you.

Okay, now don’t forget to go to your meeting.

anXdem on January 5, 2011 at 11:55 PM

tigerlily on January 5, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Blah, blah, blah.

Knucklehead on January 6, 2011 at 12:54 AM

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