November 06, 2008

Go ahead

Lemme have it. I've probably got it coming.

Posted by Jim Treacher at November 6, 2008 01:19 PM

I am counting down until the first media comparison of Russia turning missiles on Poland as Obama's Cuban Missile Crisis.

Posted by: T. Miller Quinn at November 6, 2008 01:27 PM

As a fellow NUMBskull, I'd like to say thank you for keeping it real, for standing by Palin (who is and always will be AWESOME), for honoring McCain, and for pointing out the BS that is still streaming from the media's bowels on a regular basis.

I hope we survive our dear leader's reign. I am expecting word any minute now that dissent will hereafter be considered a hate crime.

Posted by: chambodia at November 6, 2008 01:33 PM the man.

Posted by: Max Power at November 6, 2008 01:39 PM

I appreciate what you're doing here. Keep it up.

Posted by: bgates at November 6, 2008 01:45 PM

Your mom wears combat boots to breakfast.

Posted by: David at November 6, 2008 01:50 PM

Chill, I think you've been getting too caught up in internet world. Neither Obama nor America are turning toward socialism. If I'm wrong I'll take your first shift at the collective farm.

Posted by: Hubris at November 6, 2008 01:54 PM

This blog rules.

Posted by: Stankleberry at November 6, 2008 01:56 PM


You have done great work since I've been reading you the past few months. Hopefully, you won't be sent to the re-education camp too soon.

Now keep it up, ya silly NUMBskull!

Posted by: Sheik Yur Bouty at November 6, 2008 01:58 PM

Looking forward to meeting you at re-education camp!

Posted by: Jennifer at November 6, 2008 01:58 PM

...this one time, at re-education camp...

Posted by: Sheik Yur Bouty at November 6, 2008 02:00 PM

"Lemme have it. I've probably got it coming."

Probably? I'd be willing to wager that you definitely have it coming - whatever "it" is.

Posted by: Breda at November 6, 2008 02:06 PM

National Unity My Ass would have been NUMA..

yeah.. stay away from anything regarding Numa Numa..

I'm already a Moron over at Ace's place.. why not a numbskull too?

Posted by: Dave C at November 6, 2008 02:07 PM

"Lemme have it. I've probably got it coming."

To turn the headline into an Obama speech..

"Jim sounds like he wants it. He may even need it. He was it to go there. And with your help, Jim will be able to get there for it. Yes, Jim can get it. Yes, Jim can get it. Thank you and God Bless"

Posted by: Dave C at November 6, 2008 02:09 PM

You know, deep down in places I don't talk about at parties, I want you on this wall, I need you on this wall.

You had me at Space Unicorns.

And if I keep quoting Tom Cruise movies, I'm going to start abusing myself.

Posted by: Zelda at November 6, 2008 02:35 PM

"And if I keep quoting Tom Cruise movies, I'm going to start abusing myself."

pix plz lol

Posted by: Treach at November 6, 2008 02:52 PM

My guess is, they'll confiscate my firearms while I'm at the office.

That's how I'd do it, anyway.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at November 6, 2008 02:53 PM

Hey Jim,

Your thoughts on this:

It's in the spirit of "Sorry Everybody" (I'm sure you remember that one..)

The Description:
"From 52 to 48 with love

i would love to see a group project where obama supporters reached out to the mccain folk in a gesture of reconciliation...

something with the intimacy of the project - but without the partisan divisiveness. simple messages. the feeling of being left out or ignored, or the target of payback is what made the last eight years so hard.

perhaps it is naive. the differences are real, i know. but we have to repair the damage done from this election cycle somehow..."

I don't know about you, but I just want to know where they hell these people were 4 years ago? 8 years ago? Ugh. I don't have the heart to be nice anymore. Not after every liberal in the country decided to join the BDS club.

Posted by: baxtrice at November 6, 2008 02:55 PM

This is what I'm getting at this afternoon:

Status : 504 Gateway Time-Out

Description : Unable to connect to origin web server. The web site you are attempting to access is currently unreachable. This may be due to a network outage, or the web site might be experiencing technical difficulties.

That was fast.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at November 6, 2008 02:57 PM

I've got friends who are on the "Obama's not a citizen/show the birth certificate" bandwagon. It's nice that I can come here and get a dose of "Oh, lighten up, all of you. There's more than enough about Obama to oppose without making sh*t up."

Also, I'm holding out for my own wind turbine powered by unicorn farts, myself. Space unicorns just seem a little over-the-top, you know?

Posted by: Joanna at November 6, 2008 03:00 PM

Yeah, from "Sorry, Everybody" to "Rally, Everybody." I regard both memes with equal respect. It's easy to call for reconciliation after you've won.

Posted by: Treach at November 6, 2008 03:12 PM

So, Jim, ehhhh...

Good job! Yeah, that's it! Good job.

I spun ya a fiver last month, just to show my appreciation. Know it's not much, but I'm a self-employed, small-business target these days, waiting for the midnight knock on the door.

Keep your chin up. Considering this gig's not paying much, do what you need to to afford the PBR to wash down that government cheese.

Me? I'm looking at the Republican bench, seeing for whom I am going to get active for 2012.

This is not even the 6th inning and some mooks are acting like the game is over.

Posted by: Beryl at November 6, 2008 03:21 PM


You have done and are doing a great job. Keep it up, I know darn well this isn't over. The day after the election I decided to start volunteering for the Republicans, and I've never before in my life done anything political.

Posted by: Dr Alice at November 6, 2008 03:35 PM

Well, jeez, Treacher, it's about time you did this! I've been trying to e-mail you for weeks and that crazy link you have demands money for access.

It's a great blog and I was always a little sorry when I read everything you'd posted for the day and I had to wait for the next run. I hope to see lots more because there's still plenty more to fight for. My little blog is not nearly as developed as yours (and thanks for commenting in it!) but I think every little bit helps. Any kind of resistance makes for one more pebble in the shoes. And I'm proud to point to you as one of the biggest pebbles.

I don't plan on seeing you in any re-education camps, because I don't plan on seeing any American sent to one of those shitholes. The fight is gone from me only when my body is cold and stiff. And even then I'll come back and haunt the bastards.

Thanks for standing up for our land and our values, and for maintaining a wonderful humor while doing it.

Posted by: fireweednectar at November 6, 2008 03:43 PM

I've often wished I could say something here, but I'm emotionally spent at the moment. I do enjoy you very much, and over at HA.

One thing I noticed right now at is most of the sensationalized Palin headlines are down--just one small blub about "blame"...hopefully, it's over. Maybe it was the outpouring of rage.

Posted by: nyrofan at November 6, 2008 03:46 PM

Money for access? Huh?

Posted by: Treach at November 6, 2008 04:02 PM

Thanks for the site, dude. So when are you going to gather your loyal followers together for a drink to drown our sorrows? Some of us must live near you, or at least not TOO far away...

Posted by: marion at November 6, 2008 04:25 PM

Since I won't have to work anymore to pay for anything I'll have a lot more time to waste, er, spend reading your blog.

People who try to stand against the tides of history are a bunch of whiny losers. How can you not want to elect the first black diety to POTUS? C'mon!

Posted by: director at November 6, 2008 04:36 PM

Waiting for your thoughts on I thought it was a prank at first. Truthfully, I don't think that it's fully sunk in that it's not a prank...


Posted by: T. Miller Quinn at November 6, 2008 04:48 PM

I hope we still get lots more posts over here because I have been reading this blog for yeaaaaaaars. You are rad, Treach! You. . . are . . . rad. . .!

Posted by: Sortelli at November 6, 2008 04:51 PM

Love ya Jim, you need to keep on keeping on for the rest of us. And sign me up for phone duty for Iowahawk in 2012, I gave him my last $50 this cycle instead of the McPalin. And PLEASE, let's all get on this thing right away...holy shi-ite, my jaw hit the floor reading through this, this, re-education syllabus.

Posted by: bigjack at November 6, 2008 05:00 PM


I think I love you.

Aw fuck it.

I KNOW I do.

Posted by: Christopher Calandro at November 6, 2008 06:37 PM

In Iowahawk's blurbs, you're quoted thusly: "I don't LIKE you. I LOVE you. In a GAY way."

I like you.

Posted by: INCITEmarsh at November 6, 2008 07:01 PM

Oh jeez again. Why am I plagued with this? This...when something weird is up and I finally get a chance to mention it, it doesn't do it anymore.

Dunno what it was but now it's gone. Wish everything would go away so easily. Let me try:

Treacher, there's this guy who threatened to take away my gun and send my kid to a government school and make me pay for health insurance I don't need. Help!

Posted by: fireweednectar at November 6, 2008 08:07 PM

Hey! Where's my gas!! I had to pay today to fill my tank....and my mortgage is coming due!! Are you the dude with the dough?

Posted by: rls at November 6, 2008 08:32 PM

Re the 52to48withlove site... as I said on my own blog, "I suppose it would all depend on just how many of these people didn’t spend the past eight years calling people like me racist fascist babykilling warmongers. And as that’s something I’ll probably never know…"

It takes more than a kiss and a cookie. Or maybe Jesus would have been okay if Judas had handed him a cookie too? Whoops -- the party's gettin' serious! Never mind.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at November 6, 2008 08:53 PM

Please don't go away again for so long. You are needed to provide Saturday Night Live material about Obama to liberal writers who are too lame and unimaginative to come up with it themselves.

Posted by: WasatchMan at November 6, 2008 08:58 PM

whoa, comments.

the late-nite comedians and SNL definitely need your help, so start providing material. of course, that will solidify your first-in-line status at the re-education camp. so you definitely have it coming.

Posted by: sas at November 6, 2008 09:47 PM

God Damn Obama.

Thanks for your election coverage. You're bitter and clingy but I still like you.

Posted by: Vermont Neighbor at November 6, 2008 10:24 PM

It's good to know that once my Dem boss finally burns through that business line of credit from WaMu and runs the company into the ground:

1. The Messiah will take care of my bills.
2. There will be Jim Treacher to make me laugh.

Posted by: LMS at November 6, 2008 10:29 PM

Jim good job on the site. These next 4 years will suck but with you around it's will be bearable.

Posted by: Brad essex at November 6, 2008 10:29 PM

What you have coming, young man, is a strong, firm pat on the back, a nod, a Dangerfield "one o' these", a thumbs up, the "pistol point & wink", and a big wet "sailor & sweetheart on VJ Day" smoocharoo from us, the grateful mouthbreathing lower 48.

Now go get a real job so Obama can have your taxes. However, I think, should he actually try his tax plan, he "would not survive the attempt."

We're done here. Thank. You.

Posted by: JBD at November 6, 2008 11:05 PM

Shouldn't it be from 57 to 48? Stupid progressives don't even know how many extra states Obama created.

Actually, I'm torn over that site. On the one hand, everyone who agrees with me has been relentlessly demonized as bloodthirsty subhuman monsters for several years.

On the other hand, all those people were willing to write something on pieces of paper at their desks, and upload cell phone pictures of themselves to a website.

Posted by: bgates at November 6, 2008 11:43 PM

Man, I forgot the whole "sorry everybody" nonsense.

And the 52/48 bit? Not buying it.

In two years when the economy is in the toilet I'm not apologizing for my vote; and I'm not planning on "working together to try to make failed and idiotic policies work".

On the other hand, is available? I might have a use for it if I'm right.

But hey, I could be wrong; raising taxes and increasing the cost of energy, transportation, and farm goods might be exactly the solution to solve a recession. At least I can't think of anyone having tried it before... I guess we'll find out.

Posted by: Gekkobear at November 7, 2008 12:21 AM

As for the 52/48 thing, it's simply amazing how magnanimous they're willing to become now. And it's amazingly insulting, given the shit that they've flung at us over the past eight years. I guess now that they've won, we're not a bunch of fascists anymore, huh? Well, fancy that.

Posted by: Sean M. at November 7, 2008 02:03 AM

I say we push forward with the Treacherdyne T1000. Or, we fit Treacherbird 5 with nukes. Either one is good for me.

Posted by: Brett_McS at November 7, 2008 03:35 AM

Screw the 52 to 48 jerks. Do they think we just forgot the last eight years?

Posted by: Slublog at November 7, 2008 06:21 AM

Thank you for you all you do to keep us sane.

P.S., I also think the Pine-Sol lady would be a much better POTUS than B.O. She just looks like she won't take s*** from anyone, and if you ask her for grocery money because you blew your paycheck on a tattoo she'll tell in no uncertain terms that you're a moron.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at November 7, 2008 07:30 AM

This site causes me to both giggle and shoot pre-ejaculatory fluids from my special no-no area.

Good job sir.

Posted by: AndrewGurn at November 7, 2008 08:21 AM

I can let you have it, it's what you deserve. But it would end my marriage. Wait, then I would be an single Mom and able to take part in all that redistribution of everyone's wealth. OK, big boy, when/where can we make this happen?

Thanks for all the laughs, I expect a lot more to be forthcoming in the next 4 years.

Posted by: Chris at November 7, 2008 08:21 AM

Keep up the good work Jim!

And to the 52/48 people, I got a 50/50 for you:

You can kiss one side of my ass and then kiss the other.

Posted by: Jay at November 7, 2008 08:54 AM

I dunno, I'm willing to take what I can get with those 52/48 people. Sure, they were cowards and had no desire for unity or kind words and common decency when it mattered, but they probably don't have as many rude bumperstickers on their volvos and minivans as the bigger jerks on their side. Maybe just one or two.

But seriously, fine. Great. Thanks for not being dicks guys. Hey, that should be the response site. THANKS FOR NOT BEING DICKS. It has to be said, they deserve it.

Posted by: Sortelli at November 7, 2008 11:47 AM

You know who else wasn't a dick? Eddie Haskell.

Posted by: Treach at November 7, 2008 11:49 AM

Eh, you know how I feel - kind of like the way two REAL men do, you know, the kind who put Viking helmets on and ride each other around the room...wait...what?

Posted by: Dmac at November 7, 2008 02:55 PM

One more thing - Reason sucks these days, all they do is pose as some kind of "wow, we're so contrarion to everything that we're the coolest kidz evah." Totally lost their way - infantile, narcissistic douchebags.

Posted by: Dmac at November 7, 2008 03:03 PM

Someone should tell those 52/48 people that it's not really that polite to reach out like that when you know damn well had the positions been reversed these people would've done "Sorry Everybody 2: Electric Boogaloo" with such conciliatory messages as

"Next time we'll get the bastards", half of us still "hate Bush (I know I do)", and "RIP democracy" to the "DumB FuQz" of America. "Love" from Rhode Island to the world, but not to their fellow Americans.

Posted by: dorkafork at November 7, 2008 04:54 PM

You need to buy Fallout 3. What an awesome game. You'll get at least 50 hours of playtime out of it. More than worth your $60.

You can wear Abe Lincoln's hat and shoot his hunting rifle at ghouls who scour the irradiated ruins of Washington D.C. and crave human flesh. If that doesn't sell you the game, I don't know what will.

Posted by: Kevin Parrott at November 7, 2008 05:09 PM

Jim, will you ever be on Red Eye? Please say yes! You and Greg are practically lovers.

Posted by: Rachel at November 7, 2008 07:05 PM


Posted by: Treach at November 7, 2008 09:07 PM

"One more thing - Reason sucks these days,"

In one sense this is absolutely true but it implies that Reason didn't suck back then either.

I mean, sure, hey, my political bearing is best described as libertarian and I even tried to throw a few votes that party's way this year but there's a reason Libertarian is a third party. It has something to do with the advertising demographic at Reason being made of people who are angry at the government because they want to inject a mixture of heroin and absinthe in their willy-dilly while peeing on a church sign.

Posted by: Sortelli at November 8, 2008 10:16 AM

Good points all, but I was hopeful that Welch would bring some much - needed sanity to the mag. Sadly, No!

Posted by: Dmac at November 8, 2008 01:39 PM

As a conservative Christian, I'm concerned about those like Jim Treacher who haven't joined the rest of us concerned conservative Christians in posting an apology to the 52 for having been stupid and selfish and short-sighted enough to have voted for Shooty McBitchface & the Old Guy.

The rest of us in the losing 48% have already gratefully accepted the olive branch being generously extended in the twin spirits of Hope and Change by the 52% Who Are More Enlightened Than Us® and have repented of our stupid selfish short-sighted BusHitlerian ways.

As a happy convert to the ways of Obama the Lightworker and relieved of such petty stresses as "how to pay my mortgage" and "how to put fuel in my car," my only concern now is for the lost souls of those handful of 48-ers who like you have blithely rejected the 52-ers' call to national unity.

Every single other Republican I know has given up his or her bitter clingy neo/paleo-con ways in the interests of a brighter, happier, more united America (now! with 70% more rainbows & unicorns), and the only thing making us a little sad :-( is that there are still a few self-deluded hold-outs like you.

Stop being such a racist fascist baby-killing war-mongering Gaia-raping dinosaur and post. your. sign. NOW.

Peace out,

A concerned conservative friend.

Posted by: Concerned Friend of Axelrod Obamic Mission Inc at November 9, 2008 09:14 PM

P.S. Every time you post that smart-alecky N.U.M.B. thingy? A little baby unicorn dies. Explain *that* to Michelle's kids, hmm?

Posted by: Concerned Friend of Axelrod Obamic Mission Inc at November 9, 2008 09:16 PM