Berkeley is so left-wing…

…that Chairman Mao graffiti is commonplace.

147 Responses to “In Berkeley. . .Chairman Mao is stencilled on the walls”

  1. 1Starless on Nov 10, 2009 at 2:03 pm:

    It looks like that spot first had a cross on it, then a devil, then Mao. What does that say about Berkeley?

  2. 2Bakunin on Nov 10, 2009 at 2:36 pm:

    Silly argument. Graffiti doesn’t indicate politics for the entire city, just the moron who is doing the spray painting. Does this mean that when neo-nazi graffiti was found in Petach Tikva, Israel, that means that “Petach Tikva is so right-wing”?

    It’s pop culture; it’s not politics.

  3. 3Cameron on Nov 10, 2009 at 2:38 pm:

    Not only is the Chairman Mao graffiti there, it appears to be over a cross that has been whited out.

  4. 4stuiec on Nov 10, 2009 at 2:51 pm:

    Meanwhile, in China, they’re giving Mao a makeover.

    An enormous new statue of a young Mao Tse-tung has shocked China by portraying him with a long mane of windswept hair.

    The statue, which has emerged from scaffolding in the central city of Changsha, will eventually stand more than 100ft tall.

    Classic Mao iconography portrays the “Great Helmsman” as an older man, usually wearing a dour overcoat and either standing impressively or waving to a crowd.

    The new statue, however, is both seated and of a young Mao, aged 32, when he composed a poem about Changsha.

  5. 5stuiec on Nov 10, 2009 at 2:53 pm:

    So, since apparently painting over the image doesn’t discourage the vandals, it must be time to fight on their level. Anyone want to make up a stencil that reads, “Murdered 60 million Chinese”?

  6. 6CattusMagnus on Nov 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm:

    But what’s the green graffiti behind Mao’s face? I see a horn. Could it be . . . . . . Satan?!

  7. 7CattusMagnus on Nov 10, 2009 at 4:45 pm:

    Meanwhile, in China, they’re giving Mao a makeover.

    That’s going to be one sexy statue. Makes me think of Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights.

  8. 8Starless on Nov 10, 2009 at 4:46 pm:

    stuiec: Meanwhile, in China, they’re giving Mao a makeover.

    Dang, I was hoping they made him look like this.

    stuiec: So, since apparently painting over the image doesn’t discourage the vandals, it must be time to fight on their level.Anyone want to make up a stencil that reads, “Murdered 60 million Chinese”?

    “This is what syphilis does to you.”

  9. 9Ringo the Gringo on Nov 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm:

    Starless,

    Starless: It looks like that spot first had a cross on it, then a devil, then Mao.

    Me thinks you are correct….a pink cross, no less.

  10. 10stuiec on Nov 10, 2009 at 5:47 pm:

    Starless: “This is what syphilis does to you.”

    Anyone remember Garrett Morris as Idi Amin on SNL?

    “This is a normal brain. [Holds up brain.] And this is a brain eaten away by syphilis. [Holds up slice of Swiss cheese.] I was fortunate: in my case, the syphilis only ate away the unimportant parts.”

  11. 11beckaholic on Nov 10, 2009 at 5:56 pm:

    Just found out yesterday that an employee of ours has never heard of Mao! He went to Texas Tech, was even in the Army and he’s -get this-, 38 years old! (Guess who he voted for…) I’m still in shock. I’m sure there’s a lot more like him out there…..they don’t really get the whole history of socialism thang…..downright scary.

  12. 12Ken on Nov 10, 2009 at 6:01 pm:

    I saw that statue on the news a few nights ago and, I must say, they made a good decision in choosing to portray the young Mao rather than the dour, rotund, looks-like-he’s-constipated Mao we usually get in our statues of him. Why we need yet another statue of him, I have no idea.

    I tried to post this before, but it wouldn’t go through:

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/metro/2009-09/18/content_8707133.htm

    “Obamao” is now a full-fledged fad in China, one that, I’m sure, will be of interest on some level to some who read this blog.

  13. 13Starless on Nov 11, 2009 at 6:17 am:

    Ringo the Gringo: Starless,
    Me thinks you are correct….a pink cross, no less.

    Actually, it looks like it was red and then painted over with white, making it appear pink.

    stuiec:
    Anyone remember Garrett Morris as Idi Amin on SNL?“This is a normal brain. [Holds up brain.] And this is a brain eaten away by syphilis. [Holds up slice of Swiss cheese.] I was fortunate: in my case, the syphilis only ate away the unimportant parts.”

    I remember his Idi Amin but I don’t recall that particular sketch. The one I remember the most was the prison musical sketch where he sings something about getting a shotgun to shoot all the white people he sees. It’s too bad he was primarily considered “the black guy” because he was pretty damn funny — funnier than Chevy Chase.

    Ken: “Obamao” is now a full-fledged fad in China, one that, I’m sure, will be of interest on some level to some who read this blog.

    To me, it’s interesting as yet another crazy sinification of something Western. Though it can’t top the Christmas display — I forget if it was in HK or Tokyo — featuring Santa Claus on a cross.

  14. 14Lincolntf on Nov 11, 2009 at 7:34 am:

    A two-headed Mao? Looks like one of those “3-D” images that you can only see with the special glasses.
    (Also a bit evocative of Chang and Eng)

    Anyway, I think the Mao graffiti is about as relevant as Che t-shirts. Meaningless fashion statements made by/for people who are too ignorant/drug addled to know what the hell they’re doing.

  15. 15Incognito on Nov 11, 2009 at 8:46 am:

    It is amazing that for a person responsible for the death of millions and millions could be considered a hero. Imagine Hitler being considered a hero and his visage a graffiti image like the one above…people can be so ignorant..

    By the way, Zombie, remember you did a research on Obama’s book and William Ayers? Seems that it is being confirmed by an associate…

  16. 16Marcus on Nov 11, 2009 at 9:02 am:

    All they need is Stalin, Hitler, Che and they’ve got a graffiti Mount Rushmore going.

    I like the idea of the additonal stencil underneath (“Killed 20 million”), but that would probably get you arrested.

  17. 17Marcus on Nov 11, 2009 at 9:03 am:

    By the way, it looks to me like the white paint is underneath the pink cross. Wonder what was being covered over?

  18. 18Gydytojas on Nov 11, 2009 at 11:00 am:

    Seattle has a statue of Lenin in the Fremont and the local liberals call it “art”. If someone put up a statue of Adolf Hitler, would these same liberal turds call it art?? I think we know the answer. Bakunin in an earlier post incorrectly states that some lone vandal is responsible for this “art” and that this action does not reflect the politics of the city. He is dead wrong as Berkeley is full of rabid Marxists. Remember when the Berkleyites attempted the US Marine Corps by obstructing their recruiting office? There are plenty of more examples of Berkeley’s Marxism. I think that gives the average unsuspecting person what an idea of what a radical city Berkeley truly is.

  19. 19buzzsawmonkey on Nov 11, 2009 at 11:07 am:

    The Re-Education Camp Song
    —dedicated to Harry Belafonte

    Mao! Maaaaaaaaaaaao!

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    Hey! Me say Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaao!

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    Work hard at re-education camp

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    Quiver in terror from Red Guard foot stamp

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    Come Mister Komissar, see I have the Red Book

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    I read every day and I give the words a close look

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    It’s rule by assassination, force and fear!

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    All deviationists get sent here!

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    Mao! Maaaaaaaaaaaao!

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    Hey! Me say Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaao!

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    Everything the Chairman says is true

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    His men beat the resistance out of you

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    It’s rule by assassination, force and fear!

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    All deviationists get sent here!

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    Mao! Maaaaaaaaaaaao!

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

    Hey! Me say Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaao!

    When is the Chairman gonna let me go home?

  20. 20beckaholic on Nov 11, 2009 at 11:08 am:

    Incognito: Oh, do tell.

  21. 21Historyrider on Nov 11, 2009 at 12:32 pm:

    Charles thinks the creationists and and birthers and Dutch Islam-haters are really behind the graffiti at Berkley.

  22. 22Joe on Nov 11, 2009 at 1:06 pm:

    Berzerkley looks a bit more affluent than China.

    Oba Mao… Maobama…

  23. 23buzzsawmonkey on Nov 11, 2009 at 3:11 pm:

    Incognito: It is amazing that for a person responsible for the death of millions and millions could be considered a hero. Imagine Hitler being considered a hero and his visage a graffiti image like the one above…people can be so ignorant..

    We never conquered Russia, so we never got photos of the Gulag. We never conquered China, so we never got photos of the re-education camps.

    That, and the fact that the media/intelligentsia have been more left than not for many, many decades.

  24. 24Ken on Nov 11, 2009 at 4:20 pm:

    “it can’t top the Christmas display — I forget if it was in HK or Tokyo — featuring Santa Claus on a cross.”

    Japan, although it seems to be more of an urban legend than anything else:

    http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/cross.asp

  25. 25RoboMonkey on Nov 11, 2009 at 7:31 pm:

    In the midnight hour, she cried “Mao! Mao! Mao!”
    With a rebel yell, she cried “Mao! Mao! Mao!”

  26. 26Starless on Nov 11, 2009 at 9:02 pm:

    Ken: “it can’t top the Christmas display — I forget if it was in HK or Tokyo — featuring Santa Claus on a cross.”Japan, although it seems to be more of an urban legend than anything else:
    http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/cross.asp

    That may be so, but I recall seeing an image at the time of Santa Claus on a crucifix in front of a department store in an Asian country. I can’t find the image, so I can’t say either way.

  27. 27Incognito on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:04 am:

    beckaholic, here is one link I could find that was the latest on Google http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=110784

  28. 28Incognito on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:13 am:

    Buzz, your Mao song was hilarious!

  29. 29Marshall on Nov 12, 2009 at 10:23 am:

    Mao Mao Mao! How do ya like me How do ya like me? Mao Mao Mao!

  30. 30Phil on Nov 12, 2009 at 10:31 am:

    Anita Dunn lives in Berkeley?

  31. 31bemused on Nov 12, 2009 at 11:16 am:

    …. and sooo out of touch!

  32. 32MikalM on Nov 12, 2009 at 11:48 am:

    Papa-Ooh-Mao-Mao!

  33. 33Finally Free on Nov 12, 2009 at 2:34 pm:

    Hilarious Mao song indeed, Buzz!

    /To this day I cringe whenever some klueless kollege kid (KKK) think it’s cool to sashay aroun in a Che or Mao shirt.

    Oh, and by the by: check out Zombie’s latest blogchild:

    http://spinstrangenesscharm.wordpress.com
    (Spin, Strangeness, and Charm)

  34. 34zmdavid on Nov 12, 2009 at 2:44 pm:

    If you leave me Mao, you take away the biggest part of me…

  35. 35stuiec on Nov 12, 2009 at 4:58 pm:

    MikalM: Papa-Ooh-Mao-Mao!

    Obama-Ooh-Mao-Mao!

    FIFY.

  36. 36stuiec on Nov 12, 2009 at 5:01 pm:

    Hey Mao, hey Mao,
    Don’t dream it’s over….

  37. 37CattusMagnus on Nov 12, 2009 at 5:37 pm:

    Hey Mao, hey Mao,
    don’t dream it’s over . . . .

  38. 38common_sense on Nov 12, 2009 at 8:11 pm:

    ma O
    ma a O

    che guy coming and me wanna get stoned

    ma O
    ma a O

    I pick a bunch of sensemilla
    che guy coming and me wanna get stoned

    hide a bunch of black moriah
    che guy coming an me wanna get stoned

    I drink all day and I stink of rum
    che guy coming and me wanna get boned

    ma O
    ma a O

  39. 39wolfie on Nov 12, 2009 at 10:12 pm:

    Such a wonderfully musical thread!

    Now, here is my question, zombie. Exactly where does one go to buy a Mao stencil? Are these readily available at the UCal bookstore?!?!

  40. 40pat on Nov 13, 2009 at 10:44 am:

    Fat and sassy communists assuming that only the ones they dislike will need a bit of re-education or elimination. What could go wrong?

  41. 41stuiec on Nov 13, 2009 at 11:36 am:

    wolfie: Such a wonderfully musical thread!Now, here is my question, zombie. Exactly where does one go to buy a Mao stencil? Are these readily available at the UCal bookstore?!?!

    I’m sure they just used the same ones they used for their Halloween pumpkins.

  42. 42buzzsawmonkey on Nov 13, 2009 at 12:01 pm:

    The Chinese are apparently calling the President “Oba-Mao.”

    Oba Mao Mao
    —with apologies to Ringo Starr and “Oh, My My”

    Elected Obama
    To fix up the nation,
    But he went a-travelin’,
    To visit the Asians
    Soon as he arrived
    He started with the jive
    You know how he appears to me?
    ObaMao Mao, ObaMao Mao, for photo ops he’s on the prowl
    ObaMao, Mao, ObaMao Mao, can’t govern, he don’t know how
    ObaMao Mao, ObaMao Mao, for the US he’ll throw in the towel

    Wherever he goes, he
    Is apologetic
    If you love this country
    You’ll find it pathetic
    He disses “teabagging”
    Which will start you gagging
    Here’s how it appears to me . . .
    ObaMao Mao, ObaMao Mao, for photo ops he’s on the prowl
    ObaMao, Mao, ObaMao Mao, can’t govern, he don’t know how
    ObaMao Mao, ObaMao Mao, for the US he’ll throw in the towel

    Economic slow down,
    Employment is low down,
    Don’t call for impeachment,
    ‘Cause it’s out of reach, but,
    Don’t have a conniption,
    You know the prescription,
    The Election Day remedy.
    ObaMao Mao, ObaMao Mao, for photo ops he’s on the prowl
    ObaMao, Mao, ObaMao Mao, can’t govern, he don’t know how
    ObaMao Mao, ObaMao Mao, for the US he’ll throw in the towel
    ObaMao Mao, ObaMao Mao, don’t be worried, don’t be cowed,
    ObaMao Mao, ObaMao Mao, just stand strong, fight right now
    ObaMao Mao, ObaMao Mao, toss him out, you know how
    ObaMao Mao, ObaMao Mao, toss him out, you know how.

  43. 43CattusMagnus on Nov 13, 2009 at 1:05 pm:

    stuiec: Hey Mao, hey Mao,Don’t dream it’s over….

    Ha! Great minds think alike.

  44. 44Scott on Nov 13, 2009 at 7:16 pm:

    Bakunin said:

    “Silly argument. Graffiti doesn’t indicate politics for the entire city, just the moron who is doing the spray painting.
    It’s pop culture; it’s not politics.”

    Seems like the commenter doesn’t understand the point of the thread. Zombie posts these obvious tips to the liberal nature of Berkeley all of the time. Multiple stickers, signs, stencil art, posters, shirts, etc. All over the city and all over different pieces of (gasp!) private property.

    On the east coast, I see this silliness too. “Stop Sprawl” stickers are pasted to traffic signs, for example. And while GWB was in office, STOP was often followed by a poorly painted “Bush”. Liberals like to make their statements. They also want to control people. By the way, I don’t call graffitti “pop culture” or politics. I call it vandalism.

    “The telephone was ringing…they told me it was Chairman Mao…do you hear it ringing????” Heh. Maybe Little Feat needs to adjust that line to “The telephone was ringing…they told me it was Obamao!” That would strike fear into me.

  45. 45Ken on Nov 13, 2009 at 11:50 pm:

    While you guys have been making up some pretty good lyrics, I don’t think any of them can touch any of the numerous actual Chinese songs about Mao, most of which are so inane (yes, I admit it) as to be self-parodic. “The East is Red,” anyone?

    The Chinese are apparently calling the President “Oba-Mao.”

    Only in reference to that t-shirt meme that’s been going around, I think. Actually combining the two names (“ao ba ma” and “Mao”) wouldn’t make any sense in Chinese.

  46. 46Starless on Nov 14, 2009 at 6:08 am:

    Ken: While you guys have been making up some pretty good lyrics, I don’t think any of them can touch any of the numerous actual Chinese songs about Mao, most of which are so inane (yes, I admit it) as to be self-parodic. “The East is Red,” anyone?

    Oh, good gravy, no. And none of the “poetry” Mao wrote, either.

    Only in reference to that t-shirt meme that’s been going around, I think. Actually combining the two names (”ao ba ma” and “Mao”) wouldn’t make any sense in Chinese.

    Obamao has now been topped by Flaming Obama. Awesome.

  47. 47Shug on Nov 14, 2009 at 6:43 am:

    I wonder why the Hitler Graffiti never took off.

    I guess he didn’t murder enough people.

    Mao is the king

  48. 48stuiec on Nov 14, 2009 at 9:58 am:

    Berkeley is so left wing, all the pet cats say “Mao!”

  49. 49Shug on Nov 14, 2009 at 10:33 am:

    The Oba Mao shirts being printed in China are here

    or here http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/photo//091030/ids_photos_wl/r2886762975.jpg/ if my linking was no good.

    Pretty good looking shirt.

  50. 50Ken on Nov 14, 2009 at 4:22 pm:

    Oh, good gravy, no. And none of the “poetry” Mao wrote, either.

    Oh, God, no. The POETRY!!!! I almost forgot about that. Blech!

    Obamao has now been topped by Flaming Obama. Awesome.

    I’ll be waiting patiently for “Super Mecha Battle Obama,” the one with the armored exo-skeleton, force field, and lasers that shoot from the eyes.

  51. 51Throbert McGee on Nov 14, 2009 at 8:47 pm:

    I’m racking my brains trying to come up with a “Mao” pun, but all I can think of is the “Meow Mix” theme:

    “I want chicken! I want liver! Mao, Mao, Mao, Mao please deliver!”

    And hey, come to think of it… HOLY SHIT, people, could it be that Henrietta Kitty on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood was actually a Red Chinese operative working to promote a People’s Revolution in the Land of Make-Believe via subliminal messages?! “Mao mao mao to you, Lady Elaine — it’s such a mao mao day, mao.”

  52. 52Throbert McGee on Nov 14, 2009 at 8:56 pm:

    If I were living in Berkeley AND I had nothing better to do than vandalize property with spray-paint graffiti, I’d go around covering up the Chairman Mao stencils with Angela Mao stencils — “Ha-HA, your recycled radical-60s chic is no match for THE QUEEN OF HAPKIDO!”

  53. 53stuiec on Nov 15, 2009 at 1:26 am:

    Throbert McGee: I’m racking my brains trying to come up with a “Mao” pun, but all I can think of is the “Meow Mix” theme:“I want chicken! I want liver! Mao, Mao, Mao, Mao please deliver!”And hey, come to think of it… HOLY SHIT, people, could it be that Henrietta Kitty on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood was actually a Red Chinese operative working to promote a People’s Revolution in the Land of Make-Believe via subliminal messages?! “Mao mao mao to you, Lady Elaine — it’s such a mao mao day, mao.”

    I think that was Daniel Tiger. Didn’t Henrietta speak in proper English?

  54. 54Starless on Nov 15, 2009 at 6:48 am:

    Ken: Oh, God, no. The POETRY!!!! I almost forgot about that. Blech!

    You should realize you’re a bad poet if you have to conquer an entire nation to get published.

    Ken: I’ll be waiting patiently for “Super Mecha Battle Obama,” the one with the armored exo-skeleton, force field, and lasers that shoot from the eyes.

    That sounds more Japanese, or possibly North Korean.

  55. 55stuiec on Nov 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm:

    Ken: I’ll be waiting patiently for “Super Mecha Battle Obama,” the one with the armored exo-skeleton, force field, and lasers that shoot from the eyes.

    More like Ultra-KowTow-Obama — with Super-Bendy Waist!

  56. 56Starless on Nov 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm:

    stuiec:
    More like Ultra-KowTow-Obama — with Super-Bendy Waist!

    “So Super-Bendy, he can even kiss his own ass!”

    [You get extra points for spelling "kow-tow" correctly.]

  57. 57Ken on Nov 15, 2009 at 3:38 pm:

    More like Ultra-KowTow-Obama — with Super-Bendy Waist!

    10/10!

  58. 58buzzsawmonkey on Nov 15, 2009 at 6:31 pm:

    stuiec:
    More like Ultra-KowTow-Obama — with Super-Bendy Waist!

    What about Drinky Bird Obama, which bows automatically?

  59. 59Starless on Nov 16, 2009 at 4:46 am:

    More O-bow-ma: “first year English teacher trying to impress with Karate Kid-level knowledge of Japanese customs”.

    He’s screwed up protocol with our allies and grovelled in front of those who disrespect or hate us so many times you might start to think the pattern is intentional.

  60. 60stuiec on Nov 16, 2009 at 10:35 am:

    buzzsawmonkey:
    What about Drinky Bird Obama, which bows automatically?

    Gosh, I wish I had a whole bunch of those drinky-birds — I could change their decorations and sell some as Obamas, others as Lewinskys… the possibilities are endless. Kind of like with Chia Pets.

  61. 61Guy Average on Nov 17, 2009 at 10:29 am:

    Shouldn’t it have some script underneath the image of Mao?

    Something like the word “OBEY”?

  62. 62Dirk Diggler on Nov 19, 2009 at 3:25 pm:

    Somewhat OT,

    The spoiled brats at UCLA are getting a crash course in what happens to socialist societies that run out of other peoples money. The comments accompanying this article are hilarious.

  63. 63montyone on Nov 22, 2009 at 4:00 pm:

    “How Berkley can You be..?”

    those people pictured from”HBcYb” are fucking gross. Those disturbed pricks may very well be
    the fucking most digusting people ever existed. I fucking hate them !

    Ok,that’s pretty much it..Thx 4 listening

  64. 64Timothy (TRiG) on Nov 26, 2009 at 5:18 pm:

    I probably should read this blog more often. I find intelligent right-wing comment hard to come by.

    TRiG,
    Irish and semi-socialist.

  65. 65beckaholic on Nov 27, 2009 at 1:09 pm:

    Zombie- what do you think about Climate-gate?

  66. 66CattusMagnus on Nov 27, 2009 at 5:36 pm:

    How’s about a new post Zomb? I’m dying to see more of how left-wing Berkeley is!!:)

  67. 67Starless on Nov 28, 2009 at 5:58 am:

    beckaholic: Zombie- what do you think about Climate-gate?

    Indeed. John Holdren seems to have been a participant or at least an informed observer.

  68. 68stuiec on Nov 28, 2009 at 11:21 am:

    Starless: Indeed. John Holdren seems to have been a participant or at least an informed observer.

    Weasel Zippers mentions Holdren’s connection: http://www.weaselzippers.net/blog/2009/11/white-house-science-czar-involved-in-climategate.html

    Sounds like zombie has the material for a companion piece to the zombietime series on Holdren.

  69. 69Starless on Nov 29, 2009 at 5:19 am:

    stuiec:
    Weasel Zippers mentions Holdren’s connection: http://www.weaselzippers.net/blog/2009/11/white-house-science-czar-involved-in-climategate.htmlSounds like zombie has the material for a companion piece to the zombietime series on Holdren.

    Brilliant:

    Holdren’s retort contained a remarkable assertion coming from a scientist: “In practice, burden of proof is an evolving thing – it evolves as the amount of evidence relevant to a particular proposition grows.”

    Meanwhile, Ed Begley, Jr. (aka John “Stumpy” Pepys) is running around in circles with his hands over his ears repeatedly yelling, “Peer review!”. The poor guy must be shitting himself.

  70. 70Finally Free on Nov 29, 2009 at 11:50 pm:

    Hello all!

    A roundup of recent ClimateGate developments can be found at my blog.

  71. 71Ken on Nov 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm:

    Hmmm, what’s become of our dear Zombie? It’s been a while!

  72. 72Starless on Dec 1, 2009 at 5:47 am:

    Repubs calling for Holdren/Climategate investigation: WSJ.

  73. 73stuiec on Dec 1, 2009 at 12:04 pm:

    Ken: Hmmm, what’s become of our dear Zombie? It’s been a while!

    zombie blogs quality, not quantity.

    But I hear that Charles Johnson has officially joined y’all on the Hard Left, Ken.

  74. 74Ken on Dec 1, 2009 at 4:27 pm:

    I don’t know who “Charles Johnson” is or why it’s significant that he turned leftward, but…ok.

  75. 75Starless on Dec 2, 2009 at 5:27 am:

    stuiec:
    zombie blogs quality, not quantity.But I hear that Charles Johnson has officially joined y’all on the Hard Left, Ken.

    Oh, if only Zombie would be willing to tell tales…

    “Nontroversy…” Hilarious.

  76. 76Lysol on Dec 2, 2009 at 3:11 pm:

    We’ve got a Statue of Vladimir Lenin here in Seattle….

    Statue of Vladimir Lenin

  77. 77Lysol on Dec 2, 2009 at 3:12 pm:

    Lysol: We’ve got a Statue of Vladimir Lenin here in Seattle….

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lenin-statue-in-Fremont.jpg

  78. 78beckaholic on Dec 3, 2009 at 11:14 am:

    Wow- Lenin…..An on-the-go kinda guy! Want something done, call Lenin!

    Geeze Louise.

  79. 79RoboMonkey on Dec 3, 2009 at 7:41 pm:

    Lysol: We’ve got a Statue of Vladimir Lenin here in Seattle….

    Well, that’s Seattle

  80. 80Pvt Bin Jammin on Dec 3, 2009 at 9:18 pm:

    Missing you Zombie!

  81. 81valmet on Dec 5, 2009 at 12:34 am:

    Hi Zombie!!! Come back soon quality guy!!!

  82. 82Shug on Dec 5, 2009 at 8:10 am:

    Zombie. Oh Zombie

    Where for art thou Zombie?

  83. 83Isaac on Dec 7, 2009 at 9:13 pm:

    This comment applies to this entire blog; it has very little to do with this particular post.

    The documentation on this blog is generally excellent.

    The analysis on this blog is generally asinine.

    It demonstrates an incapability (one which seems to be shared by many Americans) to think about politics outside the parochial cliches offered by mainstream (i.e. whatever media sources you turn to for your “ideas”) political discourse.

    Your conservatism is uncritical. Your liberalism is a straw man.

    It’s propaganda when they do it, but fact when you do.

    You are a walk-on part in the comedy-drama that is American politics.

    Zombie, indeed.

    This also applies to most of your readers (those who leave comments, anyway).

  84. 84Scott on Dec 8, 2009 at 8:11 pm:

    Isaac says: “The documentation on this blog is generally excellent, but the analysis is asinine.” Could that be because you disagree? You can always argue with the commentary (including that which the participants leave regularly) but perhaps you cannot argue with the documentation. Like the gas guzzlers the fake Berkley environmentalists drive. Or perhaps the silly “Breasts not Bombs” crowd when they are protesting Hillary Clinton’s supporters because they aren’t radical enough. Or perhaps the “Up Your Alley Street Fair” that amply demonstrates the radical leftist homosexual agenda that Kevin Jennings is promoting in the Obama adminstration.

    Isaac, we ARE critical of the left not because Zombie tells us to be, or Rush, or Hannity, or Beck, or any other right wing commentator; we seek documentation of the truth and when we find it, we cement our understanding of our environment. Zombie provides us the documentation we seek, and gives us refuge from the propaganda spread by NPR (government funded), CBS, NBC, and ABC, the NY Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, etc…

    American politics has unfortunately morphed into something other than comedy of late. If we want parochial cliches from mainstream political sources, we have plenty from which to choose: Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, John Stewart, Ed Schultz, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck. The alternative is Zombie (and other bloggers) who is willing to step up where all of those people fail us. Glad to hear you are paying attention to Zombie’s documentation. There, we all can find some truth and draw our own conclusions…even if they don’t agree with your version of critical thinking.

  85. 85Starless on Dec 9, 2009 at 6:23 am:

    Isaac: This comment applies to this entire blog; it
    This also applies to most of your readers (those who leave comments, anyway).

    Says you!

  86. 86buzzsawmonkey on Dec 9, 2009 at 9:05 am:

    Shug: Where for art thou Zombie?

    “Wherefore art thou…?” means “Why are you…?” “Wherefore” is an archaic form of “why.” In the constantly-misquoted line “Wherefore art thou Romeo?”, Juliet is not wondering where her beloved is, but why he must be Romeo, a member of the family with which hers is at war, instead of being someone else.

  87. 87stuiec on Dec 9, 2009 at 1:13 pm:

    The analysis on this blog is generally asinine.

    Well, that certainly applies to your comment. If all you can offer is “I know you are but what am I,” what the hell good are you?

  88. 88Dave Surls on Dec 9, 2009 at 5:46 pm:

    “It demonstrates an incapability (one which seems to be shared by many Americans) to think about politics outside the parochial cliches offered by mainstream (i.e. whatever media sources you turn to for your “ideas”) political discourse.”

    Well, we could be more like the Euros and come up with “ideas” like fascism, nazism and communism, and then proceed to slaughter tens of millions in the name of those ideas, but, frankly I’d rather be parochial and not do so.

    I think our cliched American ideas are a little bit better than theirs, and besides if we acted like our superiors over in the old World we’d spend half our time disposing of dead bodies; and bulldozing Jews or Kulaks into mass graves is hella boring work.

  89. 89arhooley on Dec 10, 2009 at 12:24 am:

    Dirk Diggler: 62Dirk Diggler on Nov 19, 2009 at 3:25 pm:

    Somewhat OT,

    The spoiled brats at UCLA are getting a crash course in what happens to socialist societies that run out of other peoples money. The comments accompanying this article are hilarious.

    Which article? Where? Wha? I wanna read it.

  90. 90Ringo the Gringo on Dec 10, 2009 at 3:48 pm:

    There was a sausage and an egg in a frying pan.

    The sausage turns to the egg and says, “It’s getting hot in here”….And the egg says, “SHIT! A TALKING SAUSAGE!”.

  91. 91Ken on Dec 10, 2009 at 8:51 pm:

    I know the comments are being approved by somebody, but I’m getting a little bit worried here with the lack of updates from our Zombie. Zomb, if a post isn’t possible at this time how about a quick comment here in the blog just to let us know you haven’t come into any misfortune recently?

  92. 92Fritz Katz on Dec 11, 2009 at 12:46 am:

    Please, Zombie, it’s been a month since your last post. Let us know you’re still breathing.

  93. 93Fritz Katz on Dec 11, 2009 at 12:56 am:

  94. 94RoboMonkey on Dec 11, 2009 at 6:09 am:

    Ken: Zomb, if a post isn’t possible at this time how about a quick comment here in the blog just to let us know you haven’t come into any misfortune recently?

    Agreed. We miss you and worry about you.

  95. 95buzzsawmonkey on Dec 11, 2009 at 6:27 am:

    Ken: My thoughts, too.

  96. 96Starless on Dec 11, 2009 at 6:58 am:

    R to the G:

    LOL

  97. 97Finally Free on Dec 11, 2009 at 11:00 am:

    @Ken: Zombie’s been leaving some great comments at my blog recently (click on my handle for link).

  98. 98ProtestShooter on Dec 11, 2009 at 12:23 pm:

    Hey – on the tea party entry you mentioned “Organized Stalking”. There are a couple of meanings but I’ve been reading up on the tin foil hat crowd after seeing some of them protesting in front of city hall yesterday and there seem to be a couple of flavors (and it’s sometimes called “Group Stalking”) but in the CIA mind control universe it’s this idea that they’ll purposefully harass an individual with a group, so that no one person crosses the legal threshold of stalking. This apparently happens a little bit in real life as kind of a variation of usual schoolyard mob behavior (no one kid does enough to get in real trouble, but the pattern’s very disturbing for the pre-planned victim). In their world however it’s government agents, who also will try to slip things in their food, use electronic means of disturbing their brains, etc. Their response to the idea that this is mental illness is that they were fine before, and even if they’re crazy now it’s because the government drove them crazy via these means so that nobody would take them seriously.

    They’ve been doing get-togethers and forming support groups and such and there’s basically an “activist” wing now so you may see more of them around. Like the truthers and Frank Chu they’re not necessarily part of the protest so much as attracted to the crowd.

  99. 99Ken on Dec 11, 2009 at 11:11 pm:

    @ 93 & 97:

    Whew, Ok, good. I was just curious about the whereabouts of one of my favorite (although I disagree with most of the content—whatever, be polite and civil and agree to disagree) bloggers. I understand the comment above that said that Zomb blogs “quality not quantity,” but Zomb usually at least chimes in with a comment on the blog every now and then. And we all know Zombie most likely has made some enemies and, well, it’s not beyond the pale to think that perhaps something strange had happened (God forbid). I’m happy to find that he/she/it has been active elsewhere in the past few days, though. I’m anxiously awaiting the next post that I can arrogantly and obnoxiously spew my views in.

  100. 100stuiec on Dec 12, 2009 at 11:13 am:

    Jeez, people, how is zombie going to get any undercover work done if you keep demanding s/he pop up to break radio silence?

  101. 101zombie on Dec 15, 2009 at 2:49 pm:

    New thread!

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