The Blaze: “Hustler” smears S.E. Cupp; Update: Planned Parenthood, Sandra Fluke denounce

posted at 1:23 pm on May 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

Follow the link to see what I mean. Pure degradation, and not the first time an “adult magazine” has taken special aim at conservative women. Playboy did it too with their “hate f***” piece in 2009, but that got pulled after the outcry threatened the mag’s reputation for being kinda sorta respectable. How do you shame “Hustler,” though?

Better question: Can she sue? My gut reaction was no, partly because “Hustler” has famously been down this constitutional road before and came out a big winner. But note the fine print in that decision:

This case presents us with a novel question involving First Amendment limitations upon a State’s authority to protect its citizens from the intentional infliction of emotional distress. We must decide whether a public figure may recover damages for emotional harm caused by the publication of an ad parody offensive to him, and doubtless gross and repugnant in the eyes of most. Respondent would have us find that a State’s interest in protecting public figures from emotional distress is sufficient to deny First Amendment protection to speech that is patently offensive and is intended to inflict emotional injury, even when that speech could not reasonably have been interpreted as stating actual facts about the public figure involved. This we decline to do…

We conclude that public figures and public officials may not recover for the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress by reason of publications such as the one here at issue without showing in addition that the publication contains a false statement of fact which was made with “actual malice,” i. e., with knowledge that the statement was false or with reckless disregard as to whether or not it was true.

The image in the Falwell case was a caricature; no one could have mistaken it for reality. A photoshop is different. The question for the court would be whether the disclaimer that “Hustler” posted alongside the image of Cupp is enough to make clear that it’s a parody or whether, in the age of the Internet and Google Images, the image has to be considered in isolation. (In that case, would they be off the hook if they simply slapped a “Satire” label in the corner of the image itself? Probably.) A separate question is what claim(s) Cupp would assert and whether the legal standards for each would be materially different. Remember, the Falwell case wasn’t a defamation claim, it was a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress, although the legal touchstone that a public figure needs to show “actual malice” is the same in both. Could Cupp show that “Hustler” had reckless disregard for the truth here notwithstanding the big disclaimer next to the photoshop? It’d be a heavy lift, but we might get to find out.

Here she is chatting with Beck about it this morning. Exit quotation from her statement to The Blaze: “The outrage of Sandra Fluke will not be matched on my side. It seems that feminism has devolved into an institution that has picked losers and winners and has decided that some women qualify for respect and other women do not.”

Update: This is starting to get some movement on the left now, with Planned Parenthood and Sandra Fluke tweeting their condemnations of “Hustler.”


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Cindy Munford never claimed otherwise, Troll.

blink on May 23, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Well i think some people are acting like this Hustler photo is somehow helpful to Democrats. I dont see that one. If that’s the way they want to go to war on conservatives, let them hang themselves.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Why?

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Reasons summarized here

This also sheds more light on why

TigerPaw on May 23, 2012 at 8:51 PM

sandra fluke sucks cocks the size of elephant trunks at georgetown frat houses. LMAO!

gemini on May 23, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Wow. Well, I guess we’ll see the ban hammer swing tonight.

AllahsNippleHair on May 23, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Ok what is Hustler going to do for an encore, photoshopping Michelle Malkin shooting ping pong balls from….well I’m not going to go there.

These people are despicable.

simkeith on May 23, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Hey remember all the filthy perverted disgusting things said about Sandra Fluke in the comments on a Hot Air threads now all over the internet?

They can dish it…

Magnus on May 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Sandra Fluke is a great example of how liberals view the role of government. How does a conservative not talk about Sandra Fluke and make fun of her. It’s not like Rush brought her up randomly, she was telling Congress about her sex life and claiming she spends a pile of money on sex. Don’t see the comparison to what Hustler is doing to S.E. Cupp. But seems Cupp has set the table for Fluke and others to make that argument.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Magnus on May 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

And remember conservatives such as me who went into some of those Hot Air threads to denounce that, and Rush Limbaugh’s handling of it? I for one did, and I’m a conservative.

TigerPaw on May 23, 2012 at 8:53 PM

gemini on May 23, 2012 at 8:49 PM

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Wow. Well, I guess we’ll see the ban hammer swing tonight.

AllahsNippleHair on May 23, 2012 at 8:51 PM

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My thoughts as well.

listens2glenn on May 23, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Wow. Well, I guess we’ll see the ban hammer swing tonight.

AllahsNippleHair on May 23, 2012 at 8:51 PM

I like to think a conservative website would ban people like you b/c you are opposed to freedom of speech. Its got to be approved by you or you are banned. I think it’s sad to see conservatives who see things that way. I think if you at the point it makes you happy to see somebody banned on the internet your life isn’t what you had hoped it would be.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Your ability to determine funny is as bad as your ability to determine intelligent.

blink on May 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

He’s not trying to be funny, he’s trying to annoy.

If you stop responding to him, he gets bored, begins posting to himself, and when nobody takes the bait on that, he then grows bored and stays away, unless someone leaves him a new post directed to him.

TigerPaw on May 23, 2012 at 8:55 PM

I’m sure this comes as a big surprise to you, but people can dislike something even if it isn’t helpful to Democrats.

blink on May 23, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Well you are being smarmy in trying to suggest that I approve of the photo. I didn’t even look at the photo. It was described as degrading by Allahpundit and it’s in Hustler, so I didn’t have a desire to fill in the blanks.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Pics or it didn’t happen. It didn’t happen? Never mind.

Paul-Cincy on May 23, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Here’s at least one liberal publication that is not defending Hustler’s stunt (it contains strong language):

Ever-Classy Hustler Photoshops D*ck Into Conservative Female Pundit’s Mouth

TigerPaw on May 23, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 8:49 PM

No, I never even implied that. The act of publishing the picture can in no way be laid at the door of the Democrats. That they don’t immediately denounce with it the same gusto as they did with Ms. Fluke is their problem. Both ladies were impugned based on their ideology. Aren’t Dems always whining about equal treatment.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Hey remember all the filthy perverted disgusting things said about Sandra Fluke in the comments on a Hot Air threads now all over the internet?

They can dish it…

Magnus on May 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

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I can show you on youtube (there’s multiple videos) exactly what Sandra Fluke said to provoke all of the disgusting things said about her.

I defy you to show any or all of us here, exactly what S.E. Cupp said (or did) to provoke this Hustler parody.

listens2glenn on May 23, 2012 at 8:58 PM

As a woman myself I find it disheartened that men still in this day and age feel so free to the point of obligation to say disgusting things about women and still have such an medieval view of women and sex. I think she should sue Hustler. I would hope she would sue Hustler.

Magnus on May 23, 2012 at 8:59 PM

if libs can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen

gemini on May 23, 2012 at 8:59 PM

AllahsNippleHair on May 23, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Yup.

Deservedly so.

Bruno Strozek on May 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM

TigerPaw on May 23, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Sorry, I’m one of those who is not a huge proponent of the ban hammer but if I had to chose, I think gemini’s statement is less worthy of HotAir than Dr. T..

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:03 PM

and I think I’m pretty funny on here…
Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I need to run now.
Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I’m going to roll out… Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 8:10 PM

I thought it was pretty funny

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 8:34 PM

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….Y E P!…pretty funny!

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 9:03 PM

I like to think a conservative website would ban people like you b/c you are opposed to freedom of speech. Its got to be approved by you or you are banned. I think it’s sad to see conservatives who see things that way. I think if you at the point it makes you happy to see somebody banned on the internet your life isn’t what you had hoped it would be.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 8:54 PM

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Vulgarity referencing what should be private bodily functions (sex, poop, pee, etc.) absolutely should be CENSORED here.

listens2glenn on May 23, 2012 at 9:04 PM

That they don’t immediately denounce with it the same gusto as they did with Ms. Fluke is their problem. Both ladies were impugned based on their ideology. Aren’t Dems always whining about equal treatment.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Well that’s not really true, NOW and Fluke have already condemend Hustler and they did it quickly b/c Cupp set the table for them to do that. I think Democrats in general saw no need to condemn it b/c nobody thinks Hustler is the liberal Rush Limbaugh. I was kind of annoyed whe I saw Cupp was dragging Rush into this. You could just say it’s wrong for Hustler to do this, why set up liberals for this false equivalence? People are telling me Cupp is top shelf pundit for us but she seems little brain dead on this.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:05 PM

gemini on May 23, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I see that you 8:49 comment is already gone. Good. I hope you can take a hint and ratchet it back a bit.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Am I mistaken or are there zero (0) posts on this thread from inthemiddle, libfreeordie, lester, uppereastside, and/or urban elitist?
 
Weird…
 
rogerb on May 23, 2012 at 2:26 PM

 
Wait, six pages now, 525+ posts, and still zero (0) entries from our local misogynist/sexist/”war on women” accusers?
 
Wow.

rogerb on May 23, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Btw, squeal like a pig.

blink on May 23, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Deliverance jokes are so 1990s. Everybody does them despite it being stale and warmed over. :)

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:06 PM

If you stop posting to the Tesla guy, it grows bored and stays away.

TigerPaw on May 23, 2012 at 9:06 PM

if libs can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen

gemini on May 23, 2012 at 8:59 PM

…the kitchen is so filthy it’s on fire goofball!

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Vulgarity referencing what should be private bodily functions (sex, poop, pee, etc.) absolutely should be CENSORED here.

listens2glenn on May 23, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Depends on the context. No pun intended.

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:05 PM

NOW has? So can we expect the concerted effort to shut down Hustler through its’ advertisers and picketing their office as they have done with Rush? I’ll hide and watch.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Wow. Well, I guess we’ll see the ban hammer swing tonight.

AllahsNippleHair on May 23, 2012 at 8:51 PM

I like to think a conservative website would ban people like you b/c you are opposed to freedom of speech. Its got to be approved by you or you are banned. I think it’s sad to see conservatives who see things that way. I think if you at the point it makes you happy to see somebody banned on the internet your life isn’t what you had hoped it would be.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 8:54 PM

sandra fluke sucks cocks the size of elephant trunks at georgetown frat houses. LMAO!

gemini on May 23, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Did you even read Gemini’s post or did you just blather on thinking i was talking about you? Idiot.

AllahsNippleHair on May 23, 2012 at 9:08 PM

makes you happy to see somebody banned on the internet

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 8:54 PM

HA is privately run business/site.

They can set whatever standards they want for site users.

Nobody is being banned from the internet

Bruno Strozek on May 23, 2012 at 9:08 PM

TigerPaw on May 23, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Much better plan.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Much better plan.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I’ve said it a few times on this thread, but folks keep feeding it, so it keeps coming back. :o)

I may bow out for the night. :o)

TigerPaw on May 23, 2012 at 9:10 PM

If you stop posting to the Tesla guy, it grows bored and stays away.

TigerPaw on May 23, 2012 at 9:06 PM

…I did that periodically a while back to EVERY PERSON THAT RESPONDED…and it gets old… and people didn’t get it…some night I’ll get drunk…and do it ad nauseum.

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 9:10 PM

People are telling me Cupp is top shelf pundit for us but she seems little brain dead on this.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Maybe you should try cutting her some slack, this can’t be what she imagined her day would be when she woke up this morning. I don’t know anyone cool enough to shrug off that kind of picture.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:11 PM

NOW has? So can we expect the concerted effort to shut down Hustler through its’ advertisers and picketing their office as they have done with Rush? I’ll hide and watch.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Well, it seems to me Democrats can condemn Hustler pretty easily, I don’t remember them condeming Bill Maher or any Democrat though. In my view, Cupp is kind of silly to bring up the Fluke thing…she probably thinks she is making a great point but to me it’s making something Rush said far worse than it was. That’s why NOW and Fluke were quick to jump in on this. They see that. :)

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:12 PM

TigerPaw on May 23, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I have to admit that I am enjoying arguing with him, don’t bow out, just go to another thread. There is always QOTD!!!

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I’m not going to cut her slack, I think trying to equate Rush’s comments to Hustler’s photo of her is a very poor comparison. It’s lazy.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Wow. Well, I guess we’ll see the ban hammer swing tonight.

AllahsNippleHair on May 23, 2012 at 8:51 PM

lol. I’ve been coming back to this thread throughout the afternoon just to see how much staying power Dr. Amperage had. I am scrolling down page six and “blam!” Nice one gemini, hardly knew ye.

arnold ziffel on May 23, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Michelle Obama was against gay marriage. As was Barack… until a week ago.

Why weren’t they both subjected to this treatment by Flynt?

Scum monger.

profitsbeard on May 23, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Cindy Munford, your buddy TigerPaw has some issues. He or she gets really nutty on the bullying issue and had some comments I posted like 6 months ago saved on her computer to post on here. Kind of weird.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:14 PM

I need to run now.
Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I’m going to roll out… Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 8:10 PM

stale and warmed over…
Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:06 PM

…Y E P!…pretty funny!

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:12 PM

The point is that Rush believes that he was wrong and apologized but remains a target. Both Hustler and Mr. Maher will be encouraged by the silence of their friends to strike again.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:15 PM

listens2glenn on May 23, 2012 at 9:04 PM

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Depends on the context. No pun intended.

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 9:07 PM

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In proper context, it’s not vulgar. I would say that gemini‘s context was vulgar.

listens2glenn on May 23, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Kind of weird.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:14 PM

…Y E P!…pretty funny!

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I was informed that this thread had some of the best political analysis online today. On the other hand, I once traveled to Casablanca for the waters.

spiritof61 on May 23, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I thought you had to “roll out”, ostensibly to challenge others on the internet to a fistfight behind Wal-Mart, because you’re a big man that threatens his children with “beatdowns”.

MadisonConservative on May 23, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I’m not going to cut her slack, I think trying to equate Rush’s comments to Hustler’s photo of her is a very poor comparison. It’s lazy.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I’m sure SE is just waiting for more of your pearls of wisdom.

AllahsNippleHair on May 23, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Just a note … in the Falwell case, there was no lewd illustration used, just lewd text. The only pictures in the Hustler Falwell parody were an ordinary picture of Falwell, and a picture of a bottle and glasses of liquor.

J.S.K. on May 23, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Considering the comments directed at you, I think it is safe to say that you are not everyone’s cup of tea. I don’t really think you care and to the contrary, like it very much.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I thought you had to “roll out”, ostensibly to challenge others on the internet to a fistfight behind Wal-Mart, because you’re a big man that threatens his children with “beatdowns”.

MadisonConservative on May 23, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I don’t have sons, or daughters for that matter. I was channeling the buffoonish gangster in Miller’s Crossing.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I was informed that this thread had some of the best political analysis online today. On the other hand, I once traveled to Casablanca for the waters.

spiritof61 on May 23, 2012 at 9:16 PM

…and then they fertilized the trolls…and they didn’t have any kind of contraception…and they seem to multiply faster than they can be aborted…so?..you gonna help?

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Considering the comments directed at you, I think it is safe to say that you are not everyone’s cup of tea. I don’t really think you care and to the contrary, like it very much.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Well Cindy being a cancer survivor I think I have a different perspective on what’s important. I’m not trying to get these people angry, they already are and don’t tolerate jokes. All I ssaid is the name S. E. Cupp sounds like a porn star’s name. It didnt have anything to do with the Hustler photo which I still have not looked at and I wont look at. I don’t know much about this Cupp woman to get all angry about it. It seems par for the course for conservative women who are attractive.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I need to run now.
Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I’m going to roll out… Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 8:10 PM

How can we miss you if you won’t leave?

arnold ziffel on May 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I need to run now.
Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I’m going to roll out… Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 8:10 PM

…buffoonish…
Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:19 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

It’s not weird. Tigerpaw was contributing to the bullying discussion in a thoughtful way. You were the consummate troll on that thread, but that probably makes you proud.

blink on May 23, 2012 at 9:21 PM

All I remember is I joked about how I used my teacher’s pet straight A student status to deal with the bullies. I’d go talk to the principal and tell them about the bully and even lie a little bit about the bully to make it seem even worse b/c I had credibity and they didn’t. I was told by some that I should have fought the bullies even t hough they had a weight advantage. I played the game the smart way. Getting beat by a bully is only going to makme it worse for you.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Well, it seems to me Democrats can condemn Hustler pretty easily, I don’t remember them condeming Bill Maher or any Democrat though. In my view, Cupp is kind of silly to bring up the Fluke thing…she probably thinks she is making a great point but to me it’s making something Rush said far worse than it was. That’s why NOW and Fluke were quick to jump in on this. They see that. :)

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:12 PM

That’s actually a very good point. I’m sure she meant it as a defense against misogyny in general, but the two things really are not equal. Rush was at least making a point about expecting the government to pay for your sexual activity, even if only for the contraception part of it, and about how ridiculous her claim of $3K a year was.

I think S.E. Cupp didn’t need to try to make a larger point at all. She should have stuck to asking the pointed question, “Why would anyone think this is OK just because they disagree with me?”

And even though it might be “low hanging fruit” as you put it for Planned Parenthood and Sandra Fluke to gain points by defending Cupp, I have a feeling they wouldn’t have bothered if they couldn’t bash Rush at the same time.

And why exactly do groups pushing contraceptives (Planned Parenthood especially, but also NOW) always seem to push abortion? Is that an implicit confession that they see abortion as nothing more than another method of birth control?

tom on May 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

You are stupid.

That is all.

Spliff Menendez on May 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

That is all? I guess it depends…do you consider “mentally ill” to be a subset of “stupid”, or the obverse of that, or as a separate set altogether?

Bizarro No. 1 on May 23, 2012 at 9:28 PM

In proper context, it’s not vulgar. I would say that gemini‘s context was vulgar.

listens2glenn on May 23, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Hard to say. The comment being gone and all. Apparently it was to Allah.

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Considering the comments directed at you, I think it is safe to say that you are not everyone’s cup of tea. I don’t really think you care and to the contrary, like it very much.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Well Cindy being a cancer survivor I think I have a different perspective on what’s important. I’m not trying to get these people angry, they already are and don’t tolerate jokes. All I ssaid is the name S. E. Cupp sounds like a porn star’s name. It didnt have anything to do with the Hustler photo which I still have not looked at and I wont look at. I don’t know much about this Cupp woman to get all angry about it. It seems par for the course for conservative women who are attractive.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I don’t know anything about SE, but I am going to tell her how she should react, because I’m safe in the fact that there isn’t a picture of me with a penus in my mouth on the Internet. Or, is there and you want to make it a common thing.
-dr Troll.
A lot of people have cancer or know someone who has cancer, and yet, I’m betting when you found out you had it, you were upset about. Even angry. But,all those other people have it, so no big deal, right? Right?
Your logic is lacking.

AllahsNippleHair on May 23, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I don’t think “angry” is what I am hearing. I think annoyed is closer to the mark. As to your surviving cancer, congratulations and God Bless but I can tell you with certainty that not all survivors think the same as you.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:29 PM

arnold ziffel on May 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

…you make me laugh all the time…but this time I think… you were tickling me!

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 9:29 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on May 23, 2012 at 9:30 PM

So this thread, about phallic images being placed in S.E.’s mouth, has “somehow” turned into a Dr Telsa thread?

(insert witty concern troll comment).

MeatHeadinCA on May 23, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I found a picture of Dr. “Bobby” Telsa on the internet. This wasn’t even in Hustler.

blink on May 23, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Howz bout this?

arnold ziffel on May 23, 2012 at 9:30 PM

arnold ziffel on May 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

…you make me laugh all the time…but this time I think… you were tickling me!

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 9:29 PM

rofl..:)

Dire Straits on May 23, 2012 at 9:30 PM

When will Bill Maher be booking Larry Flynt?

Skeevy is as Skeevy does.

Dr Evil on May 23, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Of course he likes it. We are the only friends that Bobby has.

blink on May 23, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Just great, you have me visualizing Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Well Cindy being a cancer survivor I think I have a different perspective on what’s important.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:23 PM

How many times is this idiot going to mention that he’s a cancer survivor? Does he think it gets him pity points, or something?

Apparently a cancer survivor’s “different perspective on what’s important” means “thinks the most important thing in life is posting repeatedly in the comments section of a blog and to occasionally challenge people to fights while doing so”.

MadisonConservative on May 23, 2012 at 9:31 PM

~600 comments…Was the name of Sarah Palin mentioned at some point?

spiritof61 on May 23, 2012 at 9:32 PM

arnold ziffel on May 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

LOL!!!!!

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I don’t have sons, or daughters for that matter.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Thank Christ for that. I normally loathe eugenics, but in your case, I think compulsory sterilization would protect the world.

MadisonConservative on May 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM

spiritof61 on May 23, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Is Bradky here? If not, than I guess the answer is no. Just kidding Del mentioned the video Hustler did about Gov. Palin.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I don’t know much about this Cupp woman to get all angry about it. It seems par for the course for conservative women who are attractive.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Seems like enough reason to “get all angry about it.” Or at least to make a few points about the hypocrisy.

I’m not a great fan of S.E. Cupp, but I’ve seen her a few times on Redeye, and read the occasional column. Some people I think especially like that she’s a conservative self-identified atheist.

As for Hustler, there’s no defending making her a target because she’s opposed to Planned Parenthood. It’s a travesty that Planned Parenthood is always getting federal funding while pushing an abortion agenda that most of the country is opposed to.

tom on May 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I don’t think “angry” is what I am hearing. I think annoyed is closer to the mark. As to your surviving cancer, congratulations and God Bless but I can tell you with certainty that not all survivors think the same as you.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Well i hope not as we are all individuals. :)

The difference is I’m not trying to get people banned if they disagree with me. They are trying to get me banned and they are demonizing me just to cover up the fact they just don’t like my opinions or harmless jokes. I have never seen the last name Cupp, and I never seen a woman used two abbreviations rather than a first name. It seems like the abbreviations focus the reader even more on the word Cupp which one may tend to associat with cup size. This was the basic logic of my joke about it sounding like a porn star name. It has nothing to do with the woman as a person. I’m sure she’s the best.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM

blink on May 23, 2012 at 9:34 PM

You’re killing me. I don’t know if I qualify as human at this point.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I’d go talk to the principal and tell them about the bully and even lie a little bit about the bully to make it seem even worse b/c I had credibity and they didn’t.

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Was that at “special” school? Where did you learn your torture skills because you’re killing us? Why do you abuse your computer privileges at the home? When nurse learns you’ve been bad, it’s going to be another 30 day suspension.

arnold ziffel on May 23, 2012 at 9:39 PM

~600 comments…Was the name of Sarah Palin mentioned at some point?

spiritof61 on May 23, 2012 at 9:32 PM

I think AP has Dr. Tesla on speed dial for when the traffic gets low.

tom on May 23, 2012 at 9:39 PM

~600 comments…Was the name of Sarah Palin mentioned at some point?

spiritof61 on May 23, 2012 at 9:32 PM

…no…it’s your new friend that left over 3 1/2 hours ago!…

I need to run now.
Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Sweetheart, I don’t think your ignorance of Ms. Cupp is other peoples’ failing. She really is a very happy witty person who, even in disagreements, is never rude or nasty. The fact that many here have followed her writings and appearances has a lot to do with how protective they feel of her. I’m sorry that this is your first introduction to her, it’s hardly a good situation or a fair time to judge.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Well you guys are too wee weeded up about this. I’m going to grab some food, and then I’ll be posting over at Mediatie where you can have some fun without people whining about banning you b/c they don’t do that. :)

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I think AP has Dr. Tesla on speed dial for when the traffic gets low.

tom on May 23, 2012 at 9:39 PM

…WTF?…you didn’t hear the siren?
…sticking you head right on the speakers during all those rock and roll concerts when you were younger catches up to you!…I know! Huh? What? Siren? Come again?

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Dr. Tesla on May 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM

You’re leaving? Awesome. I guess if you post again anytime soon, you’ll be a liar, won’t you?

Please don’t be a liar.

MadisonConservative on May 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I don’t know if I qualify as human at this point.

Cindy Munford on May 23, 2012 at 9:36 PM

After perusing a few pages of this discussion anyone would be shaky in that department.

spiritof61 on May 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

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