By The Fist Of Grayson

byronius, 2010/07/20 

We shall be avenged.

Ultra-American, fearless, fair. I do so love him.


Prominent conservative media critic Dan Gainor has offered $100 to the first member of Congress who punches “smary [sic] idiot” Alan Grayson (D-Fl.) in the nose, reports Media Matters. When fellow conservative Jim Geraghty responded (via Twitter) that Gainor should offer that $100 to Grayon’s opponent instead of “financ[ing] violence,” Gainor tweeted that he was joking, although he would “love to see the video.”

The outburst was prompted by comments that Grayson made on the House floor last night regarding unemployment: namely, that Republican lawmakers are “taking food out of the mouths of children” and “trying to revive the America of desperate straits and cheap labor” by blocking the passage of legislation that would extend unemployment benefits. Gainor tweeted that Grayson is “a caricature of a Congressman,” in addition to offering cash for a physical assault on him.

Gainor is the vice president of the Media Research Center, a $6 million-a-year organization that has been praised by Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Newt Gingrich, and he is often cited, interviewed and otherwise taken very seriously by Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander.

But Grayson is not one to back down from a media brawl. He told HuffPost: “I think he’s overlooking something important: I punch back.”


  1. raison detre wrote,

    full house it seems.

    Comment on 2010/07/20 @ 6:13 pm

  2. SkyHarbor wrote,

    Ya gotta love the guy… he never pulls his punches!

    Comment on 2010/07/20 @ 6:44 pm

  3. SkyHarbor wrote,

    The Republican filibuster was finally BROKEN today, and the benefits bill will almost certainly pass tomorrow! 😉

    Comment on 2010/07/20 @ 6:51 pm

  4. SkyHarbor wrote,

    raison detre: Very observant! There are apparently only like 5 people on the entire House floor! In a LOT of these little House/Senate ‘pronouncements’ that we see on the news (both Dem and GOP), there’s NOBODY THERE! Purely for ‘ink’ and ‘the base’… That’s American politics! ;-}

    Comment on 2010/07/21 @ 8:00 am

  5. byronius wrote,

    Grayson comments —

    Comment on 2010/07/21 @ 12:40 pm

  6. SkyHarbor wrote,

    Well… I listened to Ed Shultz a lot on Radio America, and he’s has some credibility to Middle America as a real ‘meat and potatoes’ kind of guy…

    The very idea that Newt (‘Slimy Salamander’) Gingrich has ANY credibility after the DISASTER he engineered in 1994 (you may recall the ‘Contract On America’)… and his massively hypocritical personal failings (after lambasting Clinton’s pecadillos*)… Well, it only shows the UTTER BANKRUPTCY of the right-wing GOP ‘ideas’…

    I (tried) to watch Candy Crowley’s CNN “State of the Union” show last Sunday morning as she gamely attempted to interview GOP Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell… TALKING POINTS 1-2-3-4! (‘but what if…’) TALKING POINTS 1-2-3-4… (‘but what do you say to…’) TALKING POINTS 1-2-3-4… the weasel spent a whole hour saying ABSOLUTELY NOTHING except. ‘Democrats spend money’, ‘Americans don’t want Health Reform’, ‘Democrats destroy America’… and (did I say?) ‘Democrats spend money’… It was DISGUSTING.

    * if a desert peccary and an armadillo got together… voilá PECADILLOS! ;-}

    Comment on 2010/07/21 @ 2:15 pm

  7. SkyHarbor wrote,

    BTW – I have a very poor record at prognostication, and I usually don’t underestimate the stupidity of the American people… but I have a sneaking suspicion that Democrats might do FAR BETTER in the mid-term elections than most ‘pundits’ predict. I guess we shall just have to wait and SEE…

    Comment on 2010/07/21 @ 2:43 pm

  8. byronius wrote,


    Below is the letter sent to WDBO from Grayson.

    Dear WDBO:
    One day, a Republican operative offers $100 to anyone who’ll punch me in the nose.
    The next day, I get a death threat.

    After Fox News spewed its usual clownish hatred about me yesterday, my office received a call. The caller told our receptionist – a young intern – that “10 people are going to kill the Congressman within 24 hours.” We gave the information to the Capitol Police; they are investigating.

    Fox. You’d think that they would have learned their lesson after Dr. George Tiller was killed. And they did learn a lesson: a lesson in killing.

    Comment on 2010/07/22 @ 3:57 pm

  9. SkyHarbor wrote,

    byronius: It’s become quite clear to me that the economic recession has served as an irrational intensifier of racial/ideological divides.

    Some economically ‘challenged’ white folks of ‘certain’ leanings seem to believe that money they are no longer getting MUST in fact be going SOMEWHERE… and in delusional leap of ‘reason’ imagine that that ‘somewhere’ is fact to government ‘entitlements’ to so-called ‘minorities’… It’s really a shocking twist of the facts, but perhaps understandable to people of limited IQ and overblown self-worth…

    And thus we get these (hopefully) groundless ‘death threats’…

    ALL OF THIS is perhaps MUCH closer to the sentiments of “The Clansman” than we might comfortably like to suppose…

    Comment on 2010/07/22 @ 4:12 pm

  10. SkyHarbor wrote,

    I’m STILL trying to get over that scene where the portrayed South Carolina ‘Legislature’ is a-brawl with gnawed fried chicken haunches, smelly feet and whiskey flasks… (but where’s the line of boys bringin’ in the WATERMELONS??)

    It would only seem reasonable (at least in South Carolina [SHEEESH!]) if you replaced the black-face (white) clowns in the film with the ACTUAL white clowns…

    Comment on 2010/07/22 @ 4:22 pm

  11. byronius wrote,

    Oh and how true that is. SC is a primate circus.

    Comment on 2010/07/22 @ 4:34 pm

  12. SkyHarbor wrote,

    byronius: was the 1861 secession REALLY such a bad idea?
    (S.C. being after all, the first to secede and where the rebels began the Civil War at Charleston)
    We’d have NOT just ONE, but TWO areas of immigration ‘issues’…


    Comment on 2010/07/22 @ 4:54 pm

  13. SkyHarbor wrote,

    To follow up… WHAT if we’d just left the South to ‘die on the vine’ as it were? No WAR… just economic SUFFOCATION!? I KNOW cotton prices were lucrative, but NO industry, NO infrastructure… NO SCIENCE! No UNDERSTANDING or IMAGINATION.

    I suspect that by 1880… the issue might have been DECIDED anyway… NOT by force, but by sheer SUPERIOURITY.

    But then again, maybe it was ‘written in the stars’ that America must ATONE for its ‘original sin’…

    There’s a very interesting ALTERNATE history yet to be written here methinks!

    Last year, Texas’ Governor threatened AGAIN to SECEDE… I say GO FOR IT you idiot… we really WON’T miss the ARMADILLOS! ;-}

    Comment on 2010/07/22 @ 5:11 pm

  14. byronius wrote,

    My liberal aunts live in Texas. Can’t abandon them.

    Give ’em Alabama.

    Comment on 2010/07/22 @ 5:24 pm

  15. SkyHarbor wrote,

    byronius: I know… Well, maybe we could just annex Austin… (Sam Houston BTW was a BIG Union man!) Alabama? No problem… and Mississippi TOO…
    But I LIKE New Orleans! THAT we need to KEEP!

    Comment on 2010/07/22 @ 5:29 pm

  16. SkyHarbor wrote,

    Besides… we just offer a 180 day ‘free passage’ deal… for ALL of those in the South who can be certified as ‘reasonably sane’…

    But Then… they’re on their OWN! GOOD LUCK YOU ARMADILLO FUCKERS!…

    I’m getting sort of MEAN, aren’t I? But the point is WELL made I think! ;-}

    Comment on 2010/07/22 @ 5:37 pm

  17. byronius wrote,

    We are in essential agreement on the principle, if not the mechanics. Teabaggerstanians, Away!

    Comment on 2010/07/22 @ 6:36 pm

  18. SkyHarbor wrote,

    I can’t resist… would we really CARE about the South in the 20/21st centuries without our gluttony for OIL?
    byronius: I KNOW you KNOW about this… would we REALLY be worse off withOUT ‘Halliburton’?

    Fake WEALTH? Mythical BUCKS?… OPEC ass-licking? National SUICIDE?

    They CALL it COMPLEX, but it all REALLY comes down to two or three THINGS… DON’T iT?

    Comment on 2010/07/22 @ 6:47 pm

  19. SkyHarbor wrote,

    OK, I relent… I LOVE America, ALL of America!
    I just those goddamn Americans that PISS ME OFF!

    Comment on 2010/07/22 @ 7:03 pm

  20. SkyHarbor wrote,

    (at least in my own posts I can correct my stupid TYPOS!)

    Comment on 2010/07/22 @ 7:06 pm

  21. byronius wrote,

    It’d be easier if they weren’t relentlessly trying to kill off everything green and good in this world.

    What were you trying to say? That you ‘hate’ those goddamned …?

    Comment on 2010/07/22 @ 10:11 pm

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