Monday, July 17, 2006

Enough Already

Okay, folks. This is it, the place where the rubber hits the road. No more recipes. And no more stupid, one-liner troll attacks. From here on out, they will be deleted.

For those of you who have wondered, “What is it with the whole recipe thing,” it is a tradition that evolved over at dailyKos. Their Scoop format, where readers are able to rate comments, has allowed the community to police the website; once a comment receives a certain number of troll ratings, it disappears. dKos diaries, however, presented a little thornier problem, since there was no ability to downrate them. Out of that dilemma was born the Kos recipe strategy: When a troll diary is posted, people respond by posting recipes, thereby simultaneously expressing their disapproval and depriving the troll of the ability to create any real discord.

Obviously, given our use of the Blogger format, we are constrained from using ratings to regulate our comments section, and our anonymous trolls seem to think it is insanely clever to post endless Portuguese recipes and comments like "Jerry McNerney is a L-O-S-E-R." It has gotten tedious.

As for myself, when I see comments that say “L-O-S-E-R” or propose a Portuguese "treat" laden with pork and lard, I just think of one thing:

Hat tip to SFBrianCL over at Calitics for the fine illustration of porcine corruption.


Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo babaloo.

Rocky here. Normally Rocky don't like friggin censors, sensors, or even duh census people tryin to take our consensus. Butt in dis case, I tink you is makin a good move.on dot org.

Duh way Rocky sees it, Team ButtWipe's goal is to corrupt everyting dey touch, from duh Marijuana Islands to duh US Congress to duh local Republican Party here in Stock-town and Low-di. Not satisfied wit dese accomplisments, now deys tryin to corrupt our blot. You know what I mean?

And anyways, duh friggin recipes ain't no friggin good neither. Who duh hell would eat duh kinda slop dey soivin? Dese ButtWipes probably can't tink straight cuz dere brains are clogged wit all duh choles-troll. Heh heh heh.

Even duh egg recipe wuz no friggin good. I mean REAL men like Rocky don't cook eggs anyways, we drink 'em.

Rocky out. Yo SPY: Like Rocky sed, we Dems like babaloo are smarter den you cuz somehow he/she has got a finger on sum kinda secret DELETE button. And even Rocky don't know where dis button is neither, so he can't blabola about it. Butt it is sumtin new again fer Rocky to loin about. Duh world of blottin jest never ceases to amaze Rocky wit all duh tricks.

7:56 PM, July 17, 2006  
Blogger VPO said...

Recipe for a Pombo Picnic

1) Find some endangered species, preferably kangaroo rats and kit foxes, then fry them up.

2) Be sure to include lots of whale meat.

3) Bring a basket of strawberries heavily sprayed with methyl bromide.

4) Drive to picnic in RV, preferably paid for by taxpayers.

5) Wear clothes made in Mariana Island sweatshops, where, despite it being a US territory, US labor laws do not apply, yet the clothes get the Made in USA label.

6) Invite oil company lobbyists to picnic at $5,000 a head.

7) Pay Annette $100,000 for "picnic consulting services".

There you have the recipe for summer fun at the Pombo Ranch!

8:15 AM, July 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. 2% of a buck again (with a message for our friend VPO)

Don't forget the delicious perchlorate-ade over ice to wash down all that yummy chow!

$.02 out.

8:41 AM, July 18, 2006  
Blogger VPO said...

They posted pictures of the July 4th picnic at the Pombo Ranch. I wasn't far off!

Pombo Picnic

9:24 AM, July 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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9:50 AM, July 18, 2006  
Blogger Manny said...

Manny Manniford here. At the risk of sounding rude. I dont think any one of you has any idea what you are talking about.

It is one thing to talk about blogs and the endorsement business, its another thing to actually do. And none of you are doers.

Until you have actually spent some time in the field, why dont you waste less of my time reading your uninformed blogs, and more time gathering the facts.

10:17 AM, July 18, 2006  
Blogger VPO said...

Manny, were you at the Pombo Picnic I didn't see you in the photos.

I went over to your website. You are just as crazy as those lunatics Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed. That means I am sure you will fit right in around here. I especially like your solution to illegal "migration":

I had said in my earlier post that the best solution to the illegal migration problem would be the creation of a mile-high wall, armed with minutemen carrying horse tranquilizors.

That's the kind of creative thinking we like to see around here!

Now, I don't know who the "Doers" are or what country they are coming from. But it sounds like more illegal immigrants. I think your mile-high wall will stop them also, which shows just how intelligent your solution really is.

Or maybe you meant "none of you are The Doors", and I have to admit, you are probably right about that, though, given this crazy blog, I wouldn't be surprised to see Jim Morrison posting soon.

3:02 PM, July 18, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Mr VPO.

Jim Morrison here. Heh heh heh.

Now I'll bet Rocky didn't fool nobody on dis blot cuz yer all too friggin smart!

Yo Manfred Mann. Welcum to dis blot. Were you duh one who sang dat Bing Sprucesteen song "Blinded by duh Friggin Light?" If so, Adrian loves dat song, I jest wanna tell you she's a big fan of yers.

Rocky out. Good to see Mr $.02 back in the game, havin saved up fer a few days after his previous splurge.

4:13 PM, July 18, 2006  
Blogger Manny said...

Manny Manniford here. At the risk of sounding right.

Please, Mr. Rocky. Would you do me this favor, and not speak unless you are being spoken to?

As I kindly asked earlier, why dont you spend less time wasting my time, and more time making up for lost time.

Mr. VPO, I am glad to add another name to the growing list of sane politicos who will join me in supporting sane solutions to insane problems.

4:37 PM, July 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

manny do you wear sunscreen

4:43 PM, July 18, 2006  
Blogger A. Citizen said...

It will be so sweet to wipe that shit-eating grin off pork-butt's fat phiz.

Let's all work hard for Jerry and get this foul scumbag gone!

6:46 PM, July 18, 2006  
Anonymous Dump Doolittle said...

Dump Doolittle here. At the risk of sounding amused & a little jealous.

Our comments are boring in comparison.

Nothing compared to the likes of Rocky & Manny.

Dump Doolittle

9:46 PM, July 18, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Mr Mann.

Rocky here. Now I don't recall nobuddy speakin to you before yer trap started yammerin on dis blot, so accordin to yer miscalculation you ain't got no right to speak nuttin neither. Duh fact is, Rocky is not only in duh friggin Inner Circle, but he's also a DEALER and yer jest friggin jealous. Woo woo woo.

Anyways, everybuddy in dis blot can sea dat not only is you blinded by duh friggin light butt you is also blinded by yer friggin delusions dat sumhow we is responsible fer you wastin yer time.

Duh facts is dat you is wastin yer time hear becuz you chuse to be here on accounta duh fact dat dis blot is like duh only wun on duh instanet where you can meet good honest Dems, Repuglican SPIES, a buncha leadin ineffectuals, Cheapskates wit Big Hearts, Trolls, and even Yers Truly when he ain't filmin his next great movie. Heh heh heh. And if you get lucky, Mr BeanO will chime in 'cept Rocky don't know if its really Mr BeanO or not.

Now jest cuz you call yerself a Manly Mann don't mean its friggin true. You might really be a Girly Mann judgin from dat butt ugly tie of yers, or even woise, a Churly Mann judgin from yer attitude sorta like Apollo Creed when he gets all uppity. I bet you don't even know what Churly means, do you? Moron!

Anyways, don't be messin wit Rocky. Duh last SPY who messed wit Rocky wuz deleted wit sum new secret weapon, and he ain't been hoid from since. R

Rocky out. Yo Mr Doolittle. Is like dat name fer real?

11:51 PM, July 18, 2006  
Blogger Manny said...

Manny Manniford here. At the risk of sounding rude.

I have just awakened from my nights rest to find a disturbing note written by a man who apparently has some sort of speech impediment.

In my sleep I had a nightmare in which a person of less elevated stature education intelligence and athletic capabilities (which could be any of you)had in my absence posted a blog challenging my authrority.

Low and behold! I awoke and my worst fears had come to light. I dont like having to repeat myself, but I will say it again, NONE OF YOU IS QUALIFIED TO LICK MY BOOT STRAPS!!! Can I make it ANYMORE CLEAR??????

I realize that some of what I say might come across as being to lenient, I think its fair to give people the benefit of the doubt.

However, at a certain point, people need to take responsibility for their actions.

I will be writing more on this topic on my blog, and it would be a shame if you missed it, because people WILL be talking about it NON STOP!!!!!!!!!!

10:24 AM, July 19, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Manny.

Rocky here. You need to check into a friggin inane ass-sylum, you know what I mean.

"At the risk of sounding rude?" You ain't only risked it, you is it. You know what I'm sayin?

And funny ting is you seem to unnerstand every woid Rocky rote, so you can't be sayin you is in favor of duh English-only amendment? Cuz like we beat duh friggin English in like 1776 jest in case you missed it.

You is showin more dumBBness wit every friggin post, and dats why yer now up to 2 capitol Bs unlike duh friggin SPY who's up to 4 and Apollo who's got like 1 and only wunce in a wile e coyote. You ain't never gonna deal on dis blot if you don't start respectin dose of us in duh Inner Circle.

I mean who duh hell is gonna wanna play over at yer blot if you is gonna be so friggin RUDE??

Rocky out. Yer woist nightmares in. Yer too much of a wuss anyways to stand up to duh heat bein thrown by duh SPY wit all duh bad recipes. Jeezus!

11:30 AM, July 19, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Girlie Mann.

And BDW ("by duh way," fer youse dat is unenlitened and uneducated), YOU AIN"T QUAIL-IFIED TO LICK ROCKY'S FRIGGIN JOCK STRAP.

Anyways, any more time wit you is wastin Rocky's time cuz like Rocky hafta be alert fer SPIES on dis blot, not morons. You can delete a SPY wit a secret button, butt evidentally dere's no friggin defence fer morons like you.

Rocky out. Insults in and tradin $.02 higher on duh Chicago Bored of Trade.

11:38 AM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger Manny said...

Manny Manniford here. At the risk of sounding rude.

Mr. Rocky, you would be correct to ask for my forgiveness when you so RUDELY inturupted my chain of thought. Having worked on the hill and with several Presidential Candidates, I do not consider myself to be quote "New to the political game". But rather, I am a wisened vet who knows a great deal more then you or quite frankly (not franklin my dog) the majority of the readers here.

Next time you want to say something to me, say it to my face without hiding behind some stupid blog.

I went easy on you this time, but if I have to repeat myself, I WILL NOT BE SO KIND.

3:55 PM, July 19, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Churly Mann.

Rocky here. You tink yer so friggin smart why don't you tell Rocky what Churly means? Woo woo woo.

Besides which you must be runnin off to duh friggin Marijuana Islands wit ButtaPombO if you tink Rocky owe you a apologee. No way does Rocky need to ask you fer yer fergiveness cuz I ain't done nuttin wrong and you is cummin in here knowin nuttin about nuttin cuz you don't even live in dis friggin district and yet youse tink you is qualified to talk down to all of us woiking hard to get rid of ButtaPombO. You know what I mean?

Foithermore, Rocky ain't hidin behind sum "stupid blog," he's right out front on a SMART BLOT dat is home to sum of duh leadin ineffectuals who ain't never been invited to the Democrat's Party. We jest friggin crashed it. You on duh udder hand is a disgrace and ain't never even been invited to dis blot. So behave yerself or you'll get zapped by duh Sensor who guards duh perimeter.

I mean like Rocky pay you a compliment fer yer song Blinded by Duh Friggin Light on accounta duh fact dat Adrian likes it and yet you toin around and insult Rocky fer no good reason. You owe Rocky an apologee if you ask me cuz you started dis fight butt Rocky's good at finishin 'em. Ask Apollo if yer in any way confused.

Anyways, I'm warnin you not to get on my bad side. You just ask duh last two guys who did if dat is where you wanna be. And get a new friggin tie, will ya? I mean Jeezus - dat one's ridiculous. Adrian wouldn't let me leave duh friggin house lookin like dat, which mebbe you don't neither and dat's why yer as pale as Caspar duh Friendly Wineburger.

Rocky out. Yo Ricky. Yo SPY. Mebbe youse guys oughta tell dis moron not to be buttin heads wit Rocky cuz its a game where losers lose and duh winners are like duh cream cheeze dat always rises to duh top of duh champion bagels.

9:00 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger Manny said...

Manny Manniford here. At the risk of sounding rude.

Mr. Rocky: After reading and considering your most recent post, I believe your name to be an acronym standing for: R ediculous, O DD, C ranky, C rass, Y oung man, and now that the gloves are off, you have made a POWERFUL enemy.

Let me start by suggesting that a change of rhetoric would suit you better then me. I was born an American, and I will die an American. All the days that I am here, I will sound my voice to the highest hills, so that EVERYONE can hear the wisdom that God has bestowed upon me.

To disagree with my tone or my method, is to miss the point entirely! I could spend all day pointing out the fallies in your post, but I have neither the time nor the inclination to dignify your thoughts with my response.

Besides, there is nothing that I could say to bring more embarassment to you, then you have already brought unto yourself by your rediculous rants.

Welcome to the big leagues Mr. Rocky. Now have a seat.

1:39 PM, July 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if Manny would provide us with a pie recipe....

2:23 PM, July 20, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo Hurdy Gurdy Mann.

Rocky here. I dunno what's goin on in yer noggin butt it soitenally don't look good. Mebbe yer butt-ugly tie is tied too tight. Butt anyways you need to get it checked out by a friggin karma-canic, and like real soon.

Foist you start by blamin Rocky fer yer trubbles and now you is blamin God. Jeezus! Am I right about dis or wrong about dat?

And like now yer also tellin Rocky he made a "POWERFUL ENEMA?" Tell Rocky sumtin he don't alreddy know and ask Rocky if he's scared. Ask Apollo if Rocky even knows duh meanin of dat woid - he don't.

Rocky gonna tell you, and only wunce, dat he wuz born an American too. So before you go tryin to earn yer third capital B by accusin Rocky of bein an illegal migraine, you'd better tink twice. Cuz three strikes and you is out -its duh friggin law. Woo woo woo.

And I wuz also Born in Duh USA, dat udder Bing Sprucesteen song dat if you had any class you woulda sung insted of Blinded by duh Friggin Light on accounta duh fact dat its patriotic wheras duh one you sang is a song fer wussies and whiners like you.

After all, dis is a can-do country. Where we would be if everyone wuz doin nuttin on accounta duh fact dat dey wuz all whinin about bein blinded by sum friggin light dat nobuddy else never saw?

Rocky out. We need to get dis Manny guy checked in.

2:34 PM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger Manny said...

Manny Manniford here. At the risk of rude.

An important question has been raised. What really consitutes as a pie? I have had this discussion many times, with many leaders, in many fields. I can fairly deduce several conclusions.

1. A pie must be in the shape of a pie. Now I know this may sound obvious, but it is the first and most important requirement.This means that a danish is not a "pie".

2. A pie must be sweet. This precludes meat "pies" and quiche etc. Those "pies" are pretenders to the throne.

3. A pie must be baked using tender love and care. I will never eat a pie that was created on an assembly line, probably somewhere in China. I will only eat a pie that I know was crafted by hand. I will only eat that pie if I know those hands have been washed.

I am interested if anyone has any particularly unique recipes. A man once told me of a pie baked with secret fruits that were said to have decended from the tree of life, in the garden of eden. This pie was being sold in St. Louis. That's all I know. Does anyone have anymore information?

2:35 PM, July 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Manny, these people dont seem to like you but you are so wise. What is your favorite flavor of pie?

2:41 PM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger Manny said...

Manny Manniford here. Good Thursday again, my political comrades.

Finally, a blog devoted to pies. I could not be more thrilled at this passion for pie that I am experiencing here today. Pie is controversial, yet sincere. Pie is loveable yet fierce. A passion of mine, I have been eating pies for years.

As I said on my blog, I fully enjoyed a pie in Tulare County. Being the connoisseur that I am, I know a good pie, and I give credit where credit is due.

Kobe Bryant is one fabulous piece of pie!

2:55 PM, July 20, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

Yo One of Youse Dealers.

Rocky here. Its time fer a New Deal, if youse ask me. I mean like Mr Mann not only gotta screw loose, butt he also fergot his friggin screwdriver that might soive as sum kinda tightening device.

I mean dis guy is soita-fiably wacked out. Dis ain't no friggin blot fer pie eaters, butt he's gonna be eatin Humble Pie before Rocky is dun wit him.

Are youse sure dere ain't no friggin DELETE button fer morons?

Rocky out. And duh SPY's back in, tryin to incite dis moron to post his recipes fer him.

3:49 PM, July 20, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

Hello my friends: Everyone says this will be a bloddy campaign, I don't think so. The message is clear Pombo must go this time. The message is clear, Jerry party is out there? The winds of change takes time and as I used the Phrase in my campaign It's Time for Benigno, now it's time for Mc Nerney. I once wrote a term paper in college if everyone lite a candle in a dark stadium in would send out a glow. That's what will happen for Jerry.

Tom Benigno

8:13 AM, July 28, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

Babaloo, Mama luca? This is Tom Benigno also know as Tommy Bananas,citizen's voice. Bean'O, and many other names. Just so we know what's going on I Just endorsed Jerry Mc Nerney for Congress, as did Pete Mc Closkey. The reason's are clear Pombo must go. We can guide Jerry thru the bumbs of Washington but he will be a good represenitive. He's honest anyway. That's a good start.

Bean'O out.

10:19 AM, July 28, 2006  

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