Connecticut Dem to 17-year-old girl: If you’re bashful, I’ve got a snake right here under my desk

posted at 4:01 pm on March 1, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Political Wire, your feelbad audio of the day. Taegan Goddard at PW names the guy’s party; the Connecticut Post, you’ll be cheered to know, does not.

Did I forget to mention that he said this at a public hearing? Out: War on women. In: War on girls.

“After I first heard about it, I thought maybe in the broader sense maybe he was misunderstood and it may not be that big a deal,” [Connecticut House Speaker J. Brendan] Sharkey said in an interview.

“But based on the audio, it’s hard to interpret it that way. It’s hard for anyone who heard the audio or was there to think it was anything other than a sexual innuendo.

“I guess the best word I can use to describe this is disturbing,” Sharkey said.

Ernest Hewett, the man responsible, has now been stripped of his deputy speakership and is being pressured by Republicans to resign. His defense? He meant to say something, er, completely different:

Hewett said his remark came out wrong and he understood how it could be misconstrued. According to The Day of New London, he said Thursday: “What I meant to say was, if you are shy then I have an acre of land in the Everglades.”

Mm hmm. Here’s the audio; judge for yourself. The only thing that gives me pause is that … this guy couldn’t possibly have thought this was acceptable, right? If he’s so tone-deaf as to have meant this the way it sounds, despite a roomful of people sitting around him (all of whom seem to laugh merrily, by the way), how did he get this far in politics without detonating his career long, long ago?


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The only thing that gives me pause is that … this guy couldn’t possibly have thought this was acceptable, right? If he’s so tone-deaf as to have meant this the way it sounds, despite a roomful of people sitting around him (all of whom seem to laugh merrily, by the way), how did he get this far in politics without detonating his career long, long ago?

Let me answer both questions the same way:

Yes, he thought it was acceptable because Democrats have no standards.

And yes, he thought he could get this far in politics without detonating his career because Democrats have no standards.

Doughboy on March 1, 2013 at 4:03 PM

This is the sex education that the Leftist filth wish upon your pre-schoolers.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2013 at 4:03 PM

The only thing that was missing was some DNA spray.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Isn’t this kind of behavior a litmus test for joining the Democrat party? He’s just trying to hold onto his progressive Democrat card.

The Rogue Tomato on March 1, 2013 at 4:06 PM

This is all the result of the vestiges of racism.

Whitey keep hatin’ on me.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Don’t worry, girl, if he gets out of hand, just pee and vomit.

The Rogue Tomato on March 1, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Stress relief

Schadenfreude on March 1, 2013 at 4:07 PM

HEY Wait a minute!!!

Oh… he’s black.

nevermind.

Harbingeing on March 1, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Looks like he lets his johnson do alllllll the talking.

Rational Thought on March 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I am willing to bet this is not the first time this democrat has acted like a major league jerk.

birdwatcher on March 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I dunno, it’s fairly common to reference a snake under the table when you really mean some land in the Everglades. Happens all the time…/

changer1701 on March 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM

how did he get this far in politics without detonating his career long, long ago?

He’s a black Democrat in a liberal state, that’s how.

Liam on March 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM

If he’s so tone-deaf as to have meant this the way it sounds, despite a roomful of people sitting around him (all of whom seem to laugh merrily, by the way), how did he get this far in politics without detonating his career long, long ago?

Because his constituents are in the majority Obama phonepeople.

How does Maxine Waters get re-elected?

Schadenfreude on March 1, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Don’t worry, girl, if he gets out of hand, just pee and vomit.

The Rogue Tomato on March 1, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Priceless.

She could shoot through the door, too.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2013 at 4:10 PM

According to The Day of New London, he said Thursday: “What I meant to say was, if you are shy then I have an acre of land in the Everglades.”

….and….so….what did you mean by that?

ted c on March 1, 2013 at 4:10 PM

She is 17 and by his standard she should know about his snake and have 3 kids by now.

docflash on March 1, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Are we allowed to call attention to what appears to be his Obama skin tone? Or would that be racistly racist racism?

Jeddite on March 1, 2013 at 4:11 PM

I haven’t received my talking points for today from Hot air Central, so help me here folks. Am I supposed to act surprised that he is black?

Archivarix on March 1, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Oh, hell, c’mon, you racists … in Utopia, your average 17 year old has had 45 partners, 23 abortions and has 6 kids being raised by the taxpayers – in Obama mandated pre-school.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2013 at 4:12 PM

The Democrats have neither morals nor ethics, this is about as good as it gets when you are a Marxist Progressive Liberal Democrat. We can all thank Obama the great destroyer… for the Democrats morals and ethics.

SWalker on March 1, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Hold on a minute. According to Mediaite, “Hewett has offered his apologies for the off-color remark and she has accepted.”

So, all good in liberal land. He apologized…for asking a 17-year-old high school student to suck his d*ck…at a public hearing…where she was discussing a school science program.

HE APOLOGIZED, PEOPLE!! LET IT GO!!!

Rational Thought on March 1, 2013 at 4:14 PM

“Release my chakra baby!”

Stu Gotts on March 1, 2013 at 4:14 PM

I just posted about this with pics.

Pervy Dem State Rep to Teenage Girl: ‘If You’re Bashful, I Got a Snake Sitting Under My Desk Here’

Look at the last. Definite perv.

Resist We Much on March 1, 2013 at 4:15 PM

I don’t know how this could possibly be defended, but I am sure HAL and Co. will show up to explain a way shortly

Edith Stifle on March 1, 2013 at 4:16 PM

“…how did he get this far in politics without detonating his career long, long ago?”

There you go being rhetorical again, AP.

MustLoveBlogs on March 1, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Close to being Senate foreign relation committee chair material. If we can just get him to go after pre-teen foreign hookers he’ll get the nod.

acyl72 on March 1, 2013 at 4:17 PM

If he’s so tone-deaf as to have meant this the way it sounds, despite a roomful of people sitting around him (all of whom seem to laugh merrily, by the way), how did he get this far in politics without detonating his career long, long ago?

Oh gee, I dunno, lemme think

He’s a black Democrat in a liberal state, that’s how.

Liam on March 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Yep, that’s one reason.

Do the names Charlie Rangel, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, John Conyers, Keith Ellison, Jesse Jackson Jr. (I could go on) ring any bells?

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on March 1, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Ugh. She loves children and teen robotics, and this guy degrades her in such a filthy way. The degraded and victimized way she felt during that attack will stay with her for a very, very long time.

Jackalope on March 1, 2013 at 4:17 PM

I wonder if he has a Twitter account..? Something tells me yes.

d1carter on March 1, 2013 at 4:17 PM

“Just fire your shotgun through the desk!”

-Joe Biden

portlandon on March 1, 2013 at 4:19 PM

If a guy said that to my 17 yr old, then …well….[comment redacted]

ted c on March 1, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Nothingburger.

KCB on March 1, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Worse, his explanation/clarification is so far out in left field it all but amounts to a confession of what he meant in the first place.

Liam on March 1, 2013 at 4:23 PM

At least we are not playing name that party with MSM account of what happened this time.

Funny in the comments section that liberals are patting themselves on the back for not circling the wagons like Republicans do with scandal–even invoking how they are dealing with Bob Menendez. I think Menendez will be eventually out, but it will take several months. It is not a slam dunk that he will be forced out, however, Top Dem DC leaders are still dragging their feet in every way and seeing if the “right-wing blog smears” excuse saves his job.

Also they are whining that Vitter is still a US Senator. May be he should have resigned, but Menendez is accused of being serviced by underaged prostitutes in exchange for medicare fraud and pay to play for his corporate friend.

mwbri on March 1, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Nothingburger.

KCB on March 1, 2013 at 4:21 PM

“What difference does it make?!”

Rational Thought on March 1, 2013 at 4:24 PM

I wonder if he has a Twitter account..? Something tells me yes.

d1carter on March 1, 2013 at 4:17 PM

I haven’t found it yet.

Resist We Much on March 1, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Well O.K., I guess it’s not a big deal. As long as he wasn’t doing in foot tapping.

Curtiss on March 1, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Rational Thought on March 1, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Sorry, I don’t think he meant it the way it came out of his mouth. My opinion.

KCB on March 1, 2013 at 4:25 PM

If I were that girl’s father, I’d get myself in front of a camera to say, “I don’t care that moronic liberals in Colorado are telling women to make do with whistles. The last place I’d expect my daughter to be propositioned is my own statehouse and by an elected official. I want my daughter packing heat today!”

BuckeyeSam on March 1, 2013 at 4:26 PM

You just can’t take the N out of N Democrats.

philoise65 on March 1, 2013 at 4:26 PM

The only thing that gives me pause is that …

The fact that you can say that there is ANYTHING, ANYTHING AT ALL in this story that “gives you pause” is a sign of how SCREWED UP you are!!

It is COMPLETELY unforgivable, debaucherous, and consciously EVIL!

UNLESS – you think it’s okay “because he’s black” or “because he’s a Democrat”……..

In which case you are a BIGOTED RACIST by ANY measure…….

williamg on March 1, 2013 at 4:27 PM

I don’t know how this could possibly be defended, but I am sure HAL and Co. will show up to explain a way shortly

Edith Stifle on March 1, 2013 at 4:16 PM

-Because we won and you lost!!!

-Because you’re all racists!!!

-Because her condoms weren’t free!!!

-Or something…

NapaConservative on March 1, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Whitey made me do it … and I am outraged!

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Nothingburger.

KCB on March 1, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Creep.

BuckeyeSam on March 1, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Stupid is as stupid do.

Akzed on March 1, 2013 at 4:28 PM

You just can’t take the N out of N Democrats.

philoise65 on March 1, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Hot Air can do without the Racist implied comments, thank you.

SWalker on March 1, 2013 at 4:28 PM

#WaronWomen

Resist We Much on March 1, 2013 at 4:28 PM

A big cow speaks

And consider the race card tossed:

Rep. Mary Moore, D-Birmingham, as she was leaving the House chamber threw her hands over her head and shouted, “Welcome to the new confederacy where a bunch of white men are now going to take over black schools.”

Schadenfreude on March 1, 2013 at 4:29 PM

He’s a black Democrat in a liberal state, that’s how.

Liam on March 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Yep, that’s one reason.

Do the names Charlie Rangel, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, John Conyers, Keith Ellison, Jesse Jackson Jr. (I could go on) ring any bells?

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on March 1, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Hank Johnson, Alcee Hastings.

slickwillie2001 on March 1, 2013 at 4:30 PM

That’s some Presidential material right there. Someone tell Nina Burleigh to dust off her knee pads.

CapnObvious on March 1, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Rep Ernest Hewett is the latest example of #DemocratsWarOnWomenAnd17YearOldGirls

Resist We Much on March 1, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Sorry, I don’t think he meant it the way it came out of his mouth. My opinion.

KCB on March 1, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Maybe you’re unable to wrap your head around the level of depravity some elected “officials” operate under. For better or worse, I am able to grasp that. I wish I weren’t. I wish I could say, “Gee whiz, an elected official in a public hearing wouldn’t be that depraved.” But I’ve been around too long to be that naive.

Rational Thought on March 1, 2013 at 4:32 PM

First, she brought up the subject of snakes and her fear of them.

Second, I didn’t hear any innuendo at all in his voice.

Sorry guys…nothing here.

BobMbx on March 1, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Courtesy of the brilliant RWM

Schadenfreude on March 1, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Snakes Under a Desk … starring Ernest Hewitt

LetsBfrank on March 1, 2013 at 4:34 PM

So Mel Reynolds changed his name to Ernest Hewett and moved to Connecticut?

JimLennon on March 1, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Sorry, I don’t think he meant it the way it came out of his mouth. My opinion.

KCB on March 1, 2013 at 4:25 PM

I guess that he just wasn’t articulate enough.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Just listened to the audio. Why is this even a story on HotAir?

The girl was talking about how much she loved snakes and went on and on about them. I’d expect to see criticism like this on a left-wing goofball site like LGF, DailyKos, etc. but not here.

Don’t stoop to the radical left’s level, AP.

Common Sense Floridian on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM

You just can’t take the N out of N Democrats.

philoise65 on March 1, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Hot Air can do without the Racist implied comments, thank you.

SWalker on March 1, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Take a CLOSE look: this Entire Event is a consequence of the percieved power of Racial and RACIST politics – even down to this comment by our poster: “The only thing that gives me pause is that …”

This person had the Temerity to say this BECAUSE they believe that their RACE and The Media’s PROTECTION of them through their RACE was “Bulletproof”. There IS NO “thing to give pause” UNLESS you play into that Racist Wheelhouse. So – there is our poster all but PROVING this scumbag’s assumptions about The Media protecting this SCUM Because of his Race!

This is a demonstrastion of The EXERCISE of Race Power – and that IS Racist, by definition!

williamg on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM

For once I am on the other side. Seems to me he was trying to say that there is no way that the girl is bashful, even though she said she is bashful. She is no more bashful than there was a snake under his desk.

Snakes were the topic.

Just my opinion.

Strike Twice on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Yeah, it was lewd and I think he meant it the way it’s being taken.

By the same token, these lewd comments are a dime a dozen on TV programs running at all times of the day. They’re meant as jokes, so if it’s lewd, it’s acceptable lewd meant as a joke.

Dusty on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM

You done left fingerprints and all
You are so dumb
You are really dumb–for real
You are really, really, really, really so dumb …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMtZfW2z9dw

Pork-Chop on March 1, 2013 at 4:36 PM

We’re getting closer and closer to having a pornstar President shooting his AK-47 in front of the Presidental Seal, set to rock music.

They’re just prepping the electorate.

NapaConservative on March 1, 2013 at 4:36 PM

ted c on March 1, 2013 at 4:20 PM

The bastard deserves at least a mob beating. Really. If I was this kids dad I’ll probably take him out.. no matter who he is…

Shameful. Disgusting.

antisocial on March 1, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Don’t stoop to the radical left’s level, AP.

It works, why shouldn’t we?

18-1 on March 1, 2013 at 4:37 PM

You ask how he got so far? The answer is in the same paragraph:

…despite a roomful of people sitting around him (all of whom seem to laugh merrily, by the way),…

WitchDoctor on March 1, 2013 at 4:38 PM

The only thing that gives me pause is that … this guy couldn’t possibly have thought this was acceptable, right?

Oh, come on now. It’s not like he took a picture of his snake and twittered it or anything.

parke on March 1, 2013 at 4:38 PM

[Dusty on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM]

I should clarify that the joke is the double entendre type joke.

Dusty on March 1, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Nothingburger.

KCB

Creep.

BuckeyeSam

He’s right. They were talking about snakes the entire time. Just because your mind and others are in the gutter doesn’t mean his was.

Now if he had said he had a snake in his pants, folks would have a point. But this is just folks looking for something to whine about simply because they want to whine about something. The reaction here to this issue is why so many folks don’t take our side seriously anymore.

xblade on March 1, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Common Sense Floridian on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Which is diametrically opposed to the kind of snake that he was talking about.

May your daughter be confronted with this kind of …

humor

… from your fav public figure.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Hot Air can do without the Racist implied comments, thank you.

SWalker on March 1, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Hot Air has a policy, which I believe rather outdated in light of recent political developments, but heck it’s their site and they run it as they please. Barring that, if you’re ashamed of truth and refuse to name a spade a spade, you really should have no business complaining when national Republican candidates run half-assed campaigns…

Archivarix on March 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Hot Air can do without the Racist implied comments, thank you.

SWalker on March 1, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Take a CLOSE look: this Entire Event is a consequence of the percieved power of Racial and RACIST politics – even down to this comment by our poster: “The only thing that gives me pause is that …”

This person had the Temerity to say this BECAUSE they believe that their RACE and The Media’s PROTECTION of them through their RACE was “Bulletproof”. There IS NO “thing to give pause” UNLESS you play into that Racist Wheelhouse. So – there is our poster all but PROVING this scumbag’s assumptions about The Media protecting this SCUM Because of his Race!

This is a demonstrastion of The EXERCISE of Race Power – and that IS Racist, by definition!

williamg on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM

That does not excuse making blatantly racist comments on Hot Air. If Allahpundit see’s that comment, you can pretty much bet the hammer will strike that poster, and deservedly so.

SWalker on March 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

It sounds like everyone starts laughing so I guess I just don’t get it. Was it nervous or shock laughter or ? Perhaps there should be a new movie called Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest and I don’t have to tell you which character Rep. Hewett will play.

Deano1952 on March 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

This is beyond odd.
But at this point it seems reasonable to consider the possibility that he didn’t mean this the way some suggest.
But AP is focused on the least relevant and least interesting detail.

verbaluce on March 1, 2013 at 4:41 PM

He’s black, and he’s a Democrat. He’s untouchable.

Once this one has been stuffed down the memory hole by whatever MSM even bothers to give it a mention, they’ll quietly give him back his leadership position (maybe after a timely play of the race card) and life will go on.

Gator Country on March 1, 2013 at 4:42 PM

First, she brought up the subject of snakes and her fear of them.

Second, I didn’t hear any innuendo at all in his voice.

Sorry guys…nothing here.

BobMbx on March 1, 2013 at 4:34 PM

You must have blacked out during the part where she spoke about the programme that she participated in that helped her overcome her fear of snakes and how excited she is about learning more about them so that she can teach others.

You probably wouldn’t have heard any innuendo if John Wayne Gacy asked, “Would you like to see the magic snake the nice clown has hidden in the back of his special van?” either.

Resist We Much on March 1, 2013 at 4:42 PM

There’s some cat shit in the room.

Don’t step in it.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2013 at 4:42 PM

By the way, Menendez was also looking for snakes in the Everglades. He just veered a little to the south. Not his fault for heavens sake. /

NapaConservative on March 1, 2013 at 4:42 PM

But AP is focused on the least relevant and least interesting detail.

verbaluce on March 1, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Er, AP is very late to the story, verb.

Resist We Much on March 1, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Democrat. Eh! So what else is news? Maybe they’ll nominate him for a Kennedy/Dodd Sandwich Award.

GarandFan on March 1, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Creep.

BuckeyeSam on March 1, 2013 at 4:28 PM

If I believed as you do, then I would be outraged, as you are. I listened. I really don’t believe he meant anything sexual. I don’t believe that makes me a creep.

KCB on March 1, 2013 at 4:45 PM

The school uniform for little girls, in Utopia … is a blue dress.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 1, 2013 at 4:45 PM

“What I meant to say was, if you are shy then I have an acre of land in the Everglades.”

Oh, well OK then. Lots of people mistake snakes under their desk for land in the Everglades. I’ve got a mouse in my pocket that could be confused with the parking lot at Disney World.

RadClown on March 1, 2013 at 4:46 PM

I’m inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. There’s a popular pattern that goes like this: “If {something I doubt to be true is true} then I’ve got {something obviously untrue}.” See also “a bridge to sell you”. And given that they were talking about snakes, it’s wasn’t completely out of nowhere. He was trying to give a roundabout complement to the girl for her poise in light of the fact that she started out talking about how she used to be shy.

Mark Jaquith on March 1, 2013 at 4:47 PM

SWalker on March 1, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Hot Air has a policy, which I believe rather outdated in light of recent political developments, but heck it’s their site and they run it as they please. Barring that, if you’re ashamed of truth and refuse to name a spade a spade, you really should have no business complaining when national Republican candidates run half-assed campaigns…

Archivarix on March 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Not only do I disagree about the policy being outdated, it’s not, but since there is a history here of degenerate liberals coming here, dropping racist comments in the middle of the night, then going back to their Liberal blogs and claiming Hot Air is a racists Blog, that policy exists for very good reason. I would also caution you to tread very lightly on supporting such comments as Ed and Allahpundit are not forgiving of that type of behavior at all.

SWalker on March 1, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Muh Dik

Bulletchaser on March 1, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Just this morning I was thinking how I needed a new pick-up line. And BAM!! Hot Air comes through like a champion, once again.

Thanks, HA…

JohnGalt23 on March 1, 2013 at 4:50 PM

First, she brought up the subject of snakes and her fear of them.

Second, I didn’t hear any innuendo at all in his voice.

Sorry guys…nothing here.

BobMbx on March 1, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Then why this ?

he said Thursday: “What I meant to say was, if you are shy then I have an acre of land in the Everglades.”

Jabberwock on March 1, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Did he graduate from Mel Reynolds University?

Ward Cleaver on March 1, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Don’t worry, girl, if he gets out of hand, just pee and vomit.

The Rogue Tomato on March 1, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Bazinga!

workingclass artist on March 1, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Sorry I can’t get offended by this. Our culture has devolved to this point and this guy is simply a product of it. Is the remake out in left field sure. Is a 17 year old a child? No not really. Has she probably heard worse in her life. Most likely. Is this right? No. But then who really cares. We have the POTUS giving the finger to his debate partners. We had a VP scream FU in the senate. Compared to that this is lightwieght crap. Maybe its time we stop being “offended” and allow this people to say what they want so we can finally understand just how depraved these people are. Our “leaders” are scum and they should not habve power over us except in very limited defined areas.

This should serve as a wake up call but I doubt anyone will wake up and vote these theives, creeps and scum out of office.

unseen on March 1, 2013 at 4:53 PM

He was trying to give a roundabout complement to the girl for her poise in light of the fact that she started out talking about how she used to be shy.

Mark Jaquith on March 1, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Then why didn’t he just come out and say, “For someone who used to be shy, you have done very well in front of this crowd today,” instead of what any thinking person would know is a double entendre? Then to say later he actually meant the Everglades is enough to kill any benefit of doubt for me.

Liam on March 1, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Bad choice of words, but it didn’t sound like sexual innuendo to me.

earlgrey133 on March 1, 2013 at 4:54 PM

bayamateur will be here shortly to settle this dispute supported by a link to wikipedia. All will be well.

NapaConservative on March 1, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Well they all laughed…like I said the northeast is not really part of America anymore. Same for the West coast. It has been like this for sometime now.

William Eaton on March 1, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Ernest has a snake under his desk and Connecticut has electile dysfunction.

petefrt on March 1, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Not only do I disagree about the policy being outdated, it’s not, but since there is a history here of degenerate liberals coming here, dropping racist comments in the middle of the night, then going back to their Liberal blogs and claiming Hot Air is a racists Blog, that policy exists for very good reason. I would also caution you to tread very lightly on supporting such comments as Ed and Allahpundit are not forgiving of that type of behavior at all.

SWalker on March 1, 2013 at 4:48 PM

I do believe that the comment in question was a bit, forgive my pun, off color, and the thread could perfectly do without. I also reserve the unlimited right of Ed and AP to have whatever filtering policy they damn well please, and I also see a reason in your comment as to squashing liberal provocations.

However, it is my experience that one doesn’t bring a rubber knife into a gunfight. When your enemy has a gun and uses it on you without hesitation, you don’t meet it with kindness – you use a bigger, nastier gun instead. Racism *is* their gun, they used it to our big detriment in the past, and it is my personal belief that unless and until we meet it with bigger weapon of a kind, we’ll be routinely pwned in the political discourse. Heaven the witness, I see new proof of my position every day; heck, CBC alone would be enough to make some conclusions. I am a statistician, and people who don’t see trends behind anecdotal data don’t work long in my field.

Archivarix on March 1, 2013 at 4:56 PM

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