July 06, 2004


Saddam Hussein is perp-walked in fine style by Florida Cracker. Robert Fisk, your new screen-saver collection is here!

Meanwhile, it was a multicultural Fourth of July fun-fest over at the old Hussein place:

In Saddam Hussein's former stronghold of Tikrit, soldiers watched fireworks light the night sky as they held a joint celebration with Iraqi National Guard soldiers on a bank overlooking theTigris. Thousands of troops celebrated at one of Saddam's old palaces with a buffet featuring hamburgers and hot dogs and traditional Iraqi dishes.

UPDATE. In other hot perp news, Cleveland police have compiled a Crime Stoppers Swimsuit Edition. "I was personally always of the opinion that felons only looked this good on CSI," reports forensic examiner Mike Jericho.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 6, 2004 02:01 PM

If you're wondering what this is about, just ask the Raging Faggot.

It went like this:

I really bet the FBI is going to go to high warble because someone "supposedly" spammed Raging Dork's blog. Like they'd fucking care! That's the stupidest thing I've heard in a long while. But thanks for the laugh!

I've done a little research and found something the FBI, the CIA , and even the local authorities ACTUALLY WOULD be interested in. Somebody, ahem, has made a threat on John Kerry's life. Somebody we all know has a made a threat on a Presidential Candidate.

Your big fucking mouth really gets you and this blog in a lot of trouble doesn't it Raging Hemorrhoid? You really are your own worst enemy aren't you?


KETCHUM, Idaho – Presumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry plans a muted presence in Idaho’s star-studded Sun Valley for the next six days, attempting a break before what will surely be a grueling battle for the presidency.

Posted by: Raging Dave at March 22, 2004 01:46 PM

Wow. Since we're on the subject of reporting people, this puts me in a tough spot. It's my civic duty to report potential attacks on the next President of the United States.
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Posted by: Friend of Raging Dave at July 6, 2004 at 02:07 PM

I was wondering if our men and women would get to celebrate with fireworks in Iraq. I'm glad to here they did.

Posted by: Kerry Is Unelectable at July 6, 2004 at 02:08 PM


Posted by: Sortelli at July 6, 2004 at 02:10 PM

My latest slew of wordless confusion aimed at the raging anecdote, of course.

Posted by: Sortelli at July 6, 2004 at 02:11 PM

Sortelli said: "???????????????"

To which I add: ???????????????

Posted by: CurrencyLad at July 6, 2004 at 02:13 PM

Sortelli, I'm guessing here, but either some troll is trying to intimidate us, or some well meaning fool is putting the word out that "Raging Dave" screwed up.

Threats against the President, or against declared Presidential candidates, are taken very seriously by the Secret Service. It's not unknown for some idiot high school student to send a threatening e-mail, and be rewarded with a personal visit from the Secret Service.

On the other hand, this is a spam type message, completely off thread, with this "Gee, I just gotta keep Kerry safe so he can be elected!" message. Since Kerry is routinely dissed on this blog, I'd bet on the troll.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at July 6, 2004 at 02:20 PM

I read that the US forces in Iraq held a 20 kilomete run at Camp Victory as part of the July 4th celebrations.....in 130 F temperatures.

Talk about dedicated!

Posted by: The Real JeffS at July 6, 2004 at 02:33 PM

or some well meaning fool is putting the word out that "Raging Dave" screwed up.

And unless Raging FaggotDorkHemmorrhoidDave really does like strap-ons as the fake email suggests, I'm going for troll as well. Dammit, Andrea! I thought you ruled this place with an iron fist of dissent crushing iron!

Posted by: Sortelli at July 6, 2004 at 02:49 PM

I kid, I kid. Everyone knows Moore wakes up to a bowl of Nacho Cheese Doritos every morning.

Posted by: Sortelli at July 6, 2004 at 03:01 PM

CRAP, and if anyone wants to know what that post about Doritos was about, ask Raging Dave's idiot friend (or read the next thread). Dammit, Andrea! You're supposed to crush my stupid posting habits!

Posted by: Sortelli at July 6, 2004 at 03:03 PM

Uh, back to the "perp-walk." Any 527's out there wanna make a cheap but effective ad?

Posted by: Timothy Lang at July 6, 2004 at 03:33 PM

Timothy.......what's a 527?

Posted by: The Real JeffS at July 6, 2004 at 03:54 PM

Campaign Finance Reform loopholes, that's what they are.

Posted by: Sortelli at July 6, 2004 at 04:31 PM

The Real JeffS, Sortelli said it in a nutshell.

Open Secrets(http://www.opensecrets.org/527s/types.asp) defines them as:
527 Group: A tax-exempt group organized under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code to raise money for political activities including voter mobilization efforts, issue advocacy and the like. Currently, the FEC only requires a 527 group to file regular disclosure reports if it is a political party or political action committee (PAC) that engages in either activities expressly advocating the election or defeat of a federal candidate, or in electioneering communications. Otherwise, it must file either with the government of the state in which it is located or the Internal Revenue Service. Many 527s run by special interest groups raise unlimited "soft money," which they use for voter mobilization and certain types of issue advocacy, but not for efforts that expressly advocate the election or defeat of a federal candidate or amount to electioneering communications.

Posted by: Timothy Lang at July 6, 2004 at 04:59 PM

Darn need for sleep! As soon as my bionic NuBody™ is ready to be inhabited I'll have my consciousness transferred, and then I'll be able to monitor this site 24/7! No trolls or spam will be able to break through! Muahahahahaahaa!

Posted by: Andrea Harris at July 6, 2004 at 08:34 PM

Sadam was given the makeover by the "fab five" of gay eye for the straight man...accoring to one radio commentator here ;-)

Posted by: Tioedong at July 6, 2004 at 10:30 PM

Ah, a loop hole! I see. I missed this one earlier, it seems.

Hmmmmm, that would be a nice way to make advertising, wouldn't it?


Posted by: The Real JeffS at July 7, 2004 at 12:45 AM

No trolls or spam will be able to break through!

I'll just be happy if you stupid-proof my keyboard.

Posted by: Sortelli at July 7, 2004 at 10:30 AM