Comedy gold: The 13-second pause

posted at 7:42 pm on April 21, 2011 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, via the MacIver Institute and Breitbart, count it off yourself. The fateful question is posed at around 1:40; not until 1:53 does the deafening silence finally end. Good lord. I almost feel sorry for her. Almost.

In a concession to the inevitability of the outcome, the Kloppenburg camp compromised late this afternoon and agreed with Prosser’s team to hold a hand recount in only 31 counties, where the voting machines are older and therefore theoretically more prone to error. It won’t matter, but they’re deep into face-saving mode here so let’s get on with it.

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I don’t know how reliable this recount will be. Do we really think the Wisconsin Dems can find a trunkload of ballots and flip this?

Pythagoras on April 21, 2011 at 10:42 PM

Latest Wisconsin on the recall effort. Nothing changes. Majority likes things exactly as they are.

Gov. Scott Walker would only narrowly escape a hypothetical recall election if it were held today but lawmakers of both parties would escape, under a statewide poll released Thursday.

WoosterOh on April 21, 2011 at 10:45 PM

It’s pretty clear she knows she lost and is just being an pin in the ass. What a lowlife.

dogsoldier on April 21, 2011 at 10:45 PM

What’s her first words after her supernal and contemplative pause? “How do I feel? I feel…”

No one asked the her how she felt.

I’m truly sick of these people.

rrpjr on April 21, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Wisconsin voters almost elected HER to the bench.

Are you effing kidding me??

Unbelievable.

nickj116 on April 21, 2011 at 10:55 PM

THAT was worth sending money to help reelect Prosser.

DocinPA on April 21, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Of course she knows she won. Her thugs told her the fix was already in. She fixed this election fair and square and not somebody is trying to steal it from here.

When she finally get the judgeship she so rightfully deserves, she will make sure that election is ever left unstolen again.

TechieNotTrekkie on April 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM

So what was up with the thoroughly androgenous individual in the dark suit with the Charlie Chan glasses? Round dark frame glasses, short dark hair, dark jacket/suit, shoulder bag. 27-38 seconds. I could not make a call, beta male or “strong” female? Seemed to be in charge.

iurockhead on April 21, 2011 at 11:05 PM

I still like her eyes. They look so sincere.

Key West Reader on April 21, 2011 at 11:14 PM

So what was up with the thoroughly androgenous individual in the dark suit with the Charlie Chan glasses? Round dark frame glasses, short dark hair, dark jacket/suit, shoulder bag. 27-38 seconds. I could not make a call, beta male or “strong” female? Seemed to be in charge.

iurockhead on April 21, 2011 at 11:05 PM

I wouldn’t give her the credit.

She’s not Pat. She’s uhhh. Prolly getting the good … ehh. Sorry no words.

Key West Reader on April 21, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Freebird!

jdkchem on April 21, 2011 at 11:18 PM

I get the impression most judges are boorish ideologues, doddering old fools, drunks, relatives of state or local big shots, or simply just pompous asses.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 21, 2011 at 11:25 PM

I’m changing my ringtone to that 13 seconds of silence.

ricer1 on April 21, 2011 at 11:34 PM

Someone needs to ask the Klopper how many of her judicial rulings should be reviewed since she’s a sore loser obviously past her prime and…. theoretically more prone to error.

viking01 on April 21, 2011 at 11:42 PM

I’m changing my ringtone to that 13 seconds of silence.

ricer1 on April 21, 2011 at 11:34 PM

You don’t get many calls, do you?

James on April 21, 2011 at 11:42 PM

So, what do the good people of WI think of the cost of this recount?

conmo on April 21, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Good work. I need an antidote to the Jan Brewer brain fart from this past October of 2010.

princetrumpet on April 21, 2011 at 11:43 PM

A double post. What is this, Ace of Spades?

andycanuck on April 21, 2011 at 11:45 PM

Lawdy that Gal needs to step AWAY from the bong for goodness sakes!

*in my best Andy Griffith voice* “P I T I F U L”

Katfish on April 22, 2011 at 12:10 AM

Floppenberg is stealing a million dollars that could have been used to feed hungry children and care for the poor sick seniors.

bayview on April 22, 2011 at 12:22 AM

The still of her at 2:10 is far far funnier.

Chuck Schick on April 22, 2011 at 12:23 AM

I just figured out who Kloppenburg reminds me of…

She’s the Chicken Lady!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ_IXZ0Bksg

JSchuler on April 22, 2011 at 12:28 AM

Whom shall I share my surgical gloves and 5 gallon tub of mayonnaise whilst in our birthday suits?

Koppy or Helen Thomas…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 21, 2011 at 9:14 PM

/projectile vomit

Tim_CA on April 22, 2011 at 12:47 AM

I just figured out who Kloppenburg reminds me of…

She’s the Chicken Lady!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ_IXZ0Bksg

JSchuler on April 22, 2011 at 12:28 AM

Yes! That’s it!

I knew she reminded me of someone from my youth, maybe an old elementary school teacher or something. I didn’t realize it was Chicken Lady!

Captain Kirock on April 22, 2011 at 12:55 AM

and yet, strangely, SNL will find nothing humorous here or worthy of satire.

long_cat on April 22, 2011 at 12:56 AM

Deer in the headlights.

Mallard T. Drake on April 22, 2011 at 1:03 AM

Honestly, I love her, she’s like an adorable crazy aunt and by doing this she distracts attention from the recall efforts, she thinks she’s keeping people engaged, but in reality she’s dividing their attention.

amazingmets on April 22, 2011 at 1:10 AM

That is the look of a Liberal who just realised, in real life, not everyone get’s a trophy just for playing. It’s sad she couldn’t bring herself to answer the question that she lost. I thought she was going to start crying.

TulsAmerican on April 22, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Al Franken to the rescue.

Dhuka on April 22, 2011 at 1:48 AM

She’s just a laughingstock.

Cicero43 on April 22, 2011 at 2:01 AM

I’m tellin’ ya, she looks like Edward Scissorhands. It’s spooky.

Bigurn on April 22, 2011 at 3:42 AM

Ae they holding her kids hostage or something.

Kissmygrits on April 21, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Uh. I was going to post something funny, but after seeing this, I can’t remember what it was…

cynccook on April 21, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Uh. Whoever picked that picture should be beaten to death with the ugly stick that hit here. I’d hate to see the ones they decided NOT to use.

Thanks for the laughs in this thread folks. Good luck with your back, OC.

kim roy on April 22, 2011 at 4:10 AM

Gotta figure out a way to get this broad and Chevy Chase to appear on Jeopardy.

Ratings bonanza.

The Ugly American on April 21, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Add ObaMao to the list, and for the first time in Jeopardy history all three players will fail to make it to Final Jeopardy.

Slowburn on April 22, 2011 at 4:36 AM

Oh dear.

Look at the liberal women behind her.

Ladies….a little make up? Brush your hair?

Rush is right. (As always.)

Grace_is_sufficient on April 22, 2011 at 4:42 AM

It is so easy to spot the loony lefty’s and they all look like Kloppenberg and the morons standing behind her. I thought they were all going to move to Canada after Bush won his 2nd term. WTF?

tbear44 on April 22, 2011 at 5:05 AM

So, what do the good people of WI think of the cost of this recount?

I think we’re being fined $1 million for electing the wrong justice to the Supreme Court.

I don’t think at this point they’re going to be able to pull a Franken on us. The result of the election isn’t going to change, but I expect — even after a recount — that Kloppenburg will take this to a higher level (e.g. court) and the left won’t rest until they try to get those votes in Waukesha County thrown out.

It’s just my gut feeling.

Waukesha County is one of, if not the, most conservative counties in the state. Lefties know Waukesha helped to flip this election for Prosser — overcoming the deeply blue counties of Dane & Milwaukee. Throwing out the votes from the City of Brookfield would send a clear message: Your elections don’t matter.

Of course, like everything else — from the fleebagging Democrats to union threats of boycotts — it’ll blow up in their face and energize conservatives more.

But that’s where I — a Wisconsin resident — see this fiasco going.

englishqueen01 on April 22, 2011 at 6:08 AM

By the way, the look on her face after that question is absolutely PRICELESS.

Even the woman behind her was peeking around, going, “Dude, Joanne, you okay?” Pure comedy gold.

englishqueen01 on April 22, 2011 at 6:08 AM

I’ll just note how pleasing it is to see Allah saying, “good lord” even if it’s just out of habit. ;-)

AbaddonsReign on April 22, 2011 at 6:24 AM

So it takes thirteen seconds to come up with the answer “We’re not trying to steal the election, we’re trying to fix it.”

If only she had had an “Omega Thirteen” she might not have looked so stupid.

Squiggy on April 22, 2011 at 6:33 AM

So it takes thirteen seconds to come up with the answer “We’re not trying to steal the election, we’re trying to fix it.”

WTF does that mean?

For me, there’s only one way to “fix” an election that you lost by 7,000-plus votes.

What question did she hear, exactly, and how the hell can she tell us she’d have been a fair, impartial, fact-based judge when she can’t even answer a simple “Yes or no” question?

englishqueen01 on April 22, 2011 at 6:42 AM

At the 2:30 mark in the GAB office, was that the anarchy symbol (the big A with a circle) on the window? How appropiate that would be…

Big John on April 22, 2011 at 7:09 AM

I am sure that crr6 is driving up there in her Prius, volunteering to help (“Pro bono… I attend one of the best law schools in the USA…”) with the canvassing board…

“COUNT IT!” (or in this case, “FIND IT!”)

Khun Joe on April 22, 2011 at 7:26 AM

Why is it that die-hard liberals all seem to have that crazy gleam in their eyes?

zoyclem on April 22, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Khun Joe on April 22, 2011 at 7:26 AM

lol
:)

cmsinaz on April 22, 2011 at 7:34 AM

Why is it that die-hard liberals all seem to have that crazy gleam in their eyes?

zoyclem on April 22, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Probably because if you have the brains of a kumquat, you have to be crazy to believe all the liberal BS in the face of the evidence.

Slowburn on April 22, 2011 at 7:35 AM

Slowburn on April 22, 2011 at 7:35 AM

ding ding ding

cmsinaz on April 22, 2011 at 7:37 AM

Why are progressive women always so homely? This woman is wearing Barbara Streisand’s hair do from A Star Is Born – there is some irony in there somewhere.

Take a look at the still for a 1976 star is born Kloppenburg – Streisand doppelganger

They even share the same political ideology.

Dr Evil on April 22, 2011 at 7:48 AM

Wisconsin voters almost elected HER to the bench.

Are you effing kidding me??

Unbelievable.

nickj116 on April 21, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Along with more than a few Minnesotans and Flatlanders from Illinois.

steveegg on April 22, 2011 at 7:50 AM

At the 2:30 mark in the GAB office, was that the anarchy symbol (the big A with a circle) on the window? How appropiate that would be…

Big John on April 22, 2011 at 7:09 AM

That’s actually a Dane County park, but point well taken.

steveegg on April 22, 2011 at 7:51 AM

Note the red commie scarf.

JeffB. on April 22, 2011 at 7:56 AM

Another comedy gold
Protesters in high-end San Francisco Obama fundraiser
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uhKYQo5AqQ

will13smith on April 22, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Scratch last. It’s early.

The Government “Accountability” Board was created in the wake of former governor Jim “Craps” Doyle’s (D/WEAC/HoChunk-For Sale) corruption of the former State Elections and State Ethics Boards. The “brilliant” thing is the formerly bipartisan Elections Board (representatives appointed by the governor, the leaders of both parties in both houses of the Legialture, any party who received 10% of the vote in the previous gubernatorial election, and the Chief Justice) and the formerly non-partisan Ethics Board were merged into one made up of retired appellate judges initially completely under the control of Doyle, with a 3 1/2-year lag between a change in the governor’s office and a change of control.

steveegg on April 22, 2011 at 8:01 AM

Pay attention on this people… It is possible to curl your hair too tight.

RalphyBoy on April 22, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Un-Judge Kloppenfelter: “How do I feel? I feel that I have been a winner in a number of ways . . .”.

Ahhhhhh, Libs. It’s all about feelings.

Feelings. Nothing more than feelings . . .

BigAlSouth on April 22, 2011 at 9:06 AM

This woman’s voice sounds just like the voice of liberals ought to sound. And of course, after 13 seconds to think about it, she goes with some variation of “aren’t we all winners”.

hawksruleva on April 22, 2011 at 9:21 AM

…..blink, blink…..cleansing breath…..

roy_batty on April 22, 2011 at 9:34 AM

I think all states should pass a law that they send incorrect totals to the media for every election and then send the correct totals when veerything is complete.

jeffn21 on April 22, 2011 at 9:41 AM

What a space cadet!@

I can;t believe Prosser only won by 7300 votes! Obviously they didn’t get this woman on TV enough.

Free Indeed on April 22, 2011 at 9:48 AM

My God, people of Wisconsin, how could this election have even been close. What a blabbering fool. She was almost on the Supreme Court!

godhelpus on April 22, 2011 at 9:51 AM

You don’t understand.

She Feels like she should have won. In a Just World, she would have won. She Really Wants this position. She Tried So Hard that she Deserves to win this election. It’s Not Fair that the Evil Republican should win.

Why does Reality have to exist?

Uniblogger on April 22, 2011 at 9:57 AM

This woman comes across to me as a smiling, false fanatic Leftist drone. God help us all, her clones populate our system.

EasyEight on April 22, 2011 at 10:08 AM

The look on this woman’s face says it all. There is nothing going on between the ears, she is a complete brain dead leftist idiot! But than to be a leftist/communist you HAVE to be BRAIN DEAD!

Confederate on April 22, 2011 at 10:11 AM

What a tool. How come she isn’t a czar? She has all the attributes…..clueless, brain dead, meat puppet with a determination to usher in a new era of failure. Does she even have an original thought?

Hening on April 22, 2011 at 10:26 AM

That leftist witch has no shame. Costing WI taxpayers for a useless recount.

WannabeAnglican on April 22, 2011 at 10:45 AM

yet another poilticion who will not answer a simple question with a simple answer I am sooooooo sick of this crap how can we expect an honest official if they cant honestly answer a simple question do we really need clowns like this running our govt?

lees on April 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM

NO there answered it for you all.

lees on April 22, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Crapweasel Supreme.

Wade on April 22, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Sure doesn’t speak well for the judiciary… in WI at least. My daughter would be a better judge. This woman is as empty as her party. Light is on, but nobody is home.

ultracon on April 22, 2011 at 12:05 PM

As a Wisconsin taxpayer, I’m just ecstatic I get to help foot the bill for her bad math skills. :\

I’d much rather spend that money on something useful. Getting Kloppenhag some voice lessons from Fran Drescher.

Badger State Dave on April 22, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Another ‘deer in the headlights’ moment. The funny thing is that it does not faze anyone. The gaggle of sycophants surrounding her do not even flinch.

percysunshine on April 22, 2011 at 1:13 PM

The woman has the eyes of an astonished cod.

potkas7 on April 22, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Her blank stare reminds me of the androids in “I, Mudd” when some human illogic has just short-circuited their brains.

Mary in LA on April 22, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Turdtrix.

Akzed on April 22, 2011 at 3:47 PM

What’s her first words after her supernal and contemplative pause? “How do I feel? I feel…”
No one asked the her how she felt.
I’m truly sick of these people.
rrpjr on April 21, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Actually, the reporter asked her “do you still feel…”

Akzed on April 22, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Is that deer-in-the-headlights stare normal for her?

mojo on April 22, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Yup, she’s a winner all right. Poor libs – not everyone goes home with a trophy.

Philly on April 22, 2011 at 4:53 PM

What a tool. How come she isn’t a czar? She has all the attributes…..clueless, brain dead, meat puppet with a determination to usher in a new era of failure. Does she even have an original thought?

Hening on April 22, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Because she has been, for the last 30 or so years, the designated prosec…er, persecutor of those who (both intentionally and otherwise) run afoul of Natural Resources Rule 115, Wisconsin’s shoreline zoning administrative rule.

For those wondering why Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen doesn’t simply fire her, her position is a career civil serivce one beyond his direct control.

steveegg on April 22, 2011 at 5:07 PM

She had lots of confidence when the margin was 200 and some votes in HER favor

Mr. Grump on April 22, 2011 at 5:55 PM

A poster at the Milwaukee Journal had a theory that I think holds water – Milwaukee reported all of their results on election night EXCEPT the SC race. Once other counties were “done” reporting to the AP, Milwaukee announced their numbers, putting Kloppy up by 200 votes.

The theory is that Milwaukee was waiting to see how many votes were needed to make her win… the D’s are very unhappy that the R’s might have played that game better then they did. I see a whole lot of unofficial results being held back in the next election.

Daisy_WI on April 23, 2011 at 9:42 AM

To quote what George Carlin once said about Dan Quayle’s wife: “Her husband actually F**KS that woman??!!!!!!”

Frankly, I don’t even know if this woman is married. Actually, she strikes me as a carpet cleaner if you wanna know the truth.

Mahdi on April 23, 2011 at 9:56 AM

Add ObaMao to the list, and for the first time in Jeopardy history all three players will fail to make it to Final Jeopardy.

Don’t forget Wolf Blitzer. Heck, even Weird Al was a bigger success.

pdigaudio on April 23, 2011 at 11:20 AM

So what was up with the thoroughly androgenous individual in the dark suit with the Charlie Chan glasses? Round dark frame glasses, short dark hair, dark jacket/suit, shoulder bag. 27-38 seconds. I could not make a call, beta male or “strong” female? Seemed to be in charge.

iurockhead on April 21, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Woman – or a very large 9 year old boy. Look closely at the “sideburns”. But she is wearing a man’s shirt (see how it buttons.) At one point, she looks directly at the camera for a moment, as if to challenge whether or not they have permission to film. Yeah, Rush was right.

IrishEyes on April 23, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Wisconsin voters almost elected HER to the bench.

Are you effing kidding me??

Unbelievable.

nickj116 on April 21, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Precisely put!

The upside is (as several of us have noted elsewhere) that Wisconsin has dodged a bullet.

The downside is that she is still shooting . . . obviously with NO realistic hope of winning.

So, this has become a case of “suicide by recount” for which, the taxpayers of Wisconsin will have to foot the bill!

Asked four times to answer the same question, she finally paused for thirteen seconds, and then she lied . . . this recount is not required by law.

The only thing that was barely required because of the percentage of victory in this case, was that if she demanded it (which she did) the State of Wisconsin was required to pay for this obviously meaningless exercise in futility.

It is her latest exercise of bad judgment . . . a novel way by which (hopefully) she will be forever removing all doubt about her inherent lack of good judgement!

Trochilus on April 23, 2011 at 2:05 PM

She’s a real looker!

MCGIRV on April 23, 2011 at 6:55 PM

The woman has the eyes of an astonished cod.

Funniest. Comment. Ever.

So, this has become a case of “suicide by recount” for which, the taxpayers of Wisconsin will have to foot the bill!

Asked four times to answer the same question, she finally paused for thirteen seconds, and then she lied . . . this recount is not required by law.

We’re being fined $1 million for not voting for the liberal.

Imagine how fair and impartial she’d be in interpreting laws.

englishqueen01 on April 24, 2011 at 7:58 PM