Welcome to al.commentary, the piece where we curate the vile, bigoted crap Advance Publications allows mostly anonymous commenters to post on news stories that scares people from visiting and living in our lovely state and shames the work of the hardworking, award-winning journalistsit has largely laid off. The hope is they will switch to Facebook comments or something to really clean things up a bit. They won’t. But here we are.
For the unfamiliar, al.com is a website operated by Advance Publications, a media company that owns Alabama’s biggest newspapers. These are storied publications that have been nominated for and even won the Pulitzer Prize, and they have long been the benchmark for quality journalism in the state of Alabama. And Advance also owns The Huntsville Times.
al.com is where Advance publishes its newspapers’ stories online. Because they allow fairly anonymous commenting, they have attracted by far the most rabidly crazy and offensive talkbacks in the state. As such, it’s a daily stain on the image of the state.
Today, we get some predictable calls for violence and secession in response to the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act ruling, claims that the immigrants are bringing smallpox back in style, and some spectacular ownage by a Birmingham News reporter of a particularly racist talkback.
This is a kind of disappointing intellectual hell.
So, yeah, the Obamacare ruling came down. And everybody, myself included, predicted the al.commentariat would unleash a torrent of offensive rage diarrhea that may not be matched until an illegal immigrant living in a housing project uses a voter registration form to chop down one of Toomer’s Oaks and then is gay married to a sex offender by Nick Saban on the stump.
But as always, when you expect anything out of Alabamians, they disappoint.
It was not really that crazy. It was mostly the same stupid rants about Canada and the United Kingdom over and over again by right-wing nuts who don’t know what is in the law and do-gooder liberals with too much damn time on their hands who have yet to learn the most important rule of the internet: “Do not feed the motherf—ing trolls. Or click on goat.se links. Do neither of those.”
Even the calls for secession were low and surprisingly accurately spelled.
Now that being said, was there kneejerk Alabama stupid that shames our great state to its core?
Does al.com still have comments?
1BamaNative1‘s comment is really everything you would expect: Made up words, constitutional illiteracy, and unfortunate calls to violence.
Must say I’m shocked by this ruling. By this “reasoning” there is not anything the federal gooberment cannot mandate as long as they call it a tax, which Obama assured us it was not. He got what he wanted - OBAMACARETAX.
“Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness.”
Regardless, it’s clear, this government will not be turned around without at some point in the not to distant future resulting to arms. So be it.
“WE GONNA HAVE TO KILL SOME FLOKS IF WE WANAA STOP THE OBAMACARETAX!”
If you want to learn to write something that devastatingly idiotic, I understand that 1BamaNative1 will be putting on a clinic next week at the Hueytown Recreational Center for Old White Alabama Guys Who Haven’t Gotten the Class Yet to Not Be Immature Racist Assholes.
(And I’m not saying he’s a racist because he doesn’t like OBAMACARETAX. I’m saying he’s a racist because I’ve put together four of these columns before this and he is a very active al.com bigot. Continuity!)
Context for this comment from footbrawl is not needed.
Yeah, hopefully something good like states seceeding from the union.
Commentary isn’t needed, either.
Meanwhile, bill is also feeling secessionist.
Alabama needs to join all southern sataes and tell the Northern dictators to kiss off. We don’t need for the government telling use what we can and can not do.
::Still posts stupid shit on al.com from the afterlife because God hates Alabama.::
poliscientist isn’t the only “intellectual” or “commentator” who somehow seeks to promote his “thoughts” through al.com’s forums that we will highlight this week, but he is the one that I take the least seriously because he is crazy as balls.
Why isnt there a PALATABLE solution ? Why isnt the solution to end the
century of government intrusion into the healthcare industry that has
pushed the system to crisis ? Were it not for government intrusion, healthcare
would be rationally priced, would correspond to the cost of other services
such as plumbing and auto repair, and would reflect the fantastic
price/performance seen in the electronics field, where for instance the cost
of 1 meg of ram has fallen a MILLION FOLD from its cost 50 years ago.
The disaster of US healthcare exists because the central planning committee
of medical producer reimbursement, medicare, has COMPLETELY REPLACED a consumer
driven market where producers and consumers interact through the
price mechanism. As a result some $8,000.00 per year is spent on
healthcare per person – $32,000.00 for a family of four. The average income
is $50,000 – and so after healthcare costs that leaves only $18,000 – not
enough for mortgage payments of the typical homeowner. In other words
in a REAL market NO ONE would spend so much on healthcare. It is the distortion
in allocation caused by government intervention that creates this figure.
The REAL solution is secession. Eventually as happened in the War for
Southern Independence in the 1860s, people will comprehend the
destructive nature of government control, and attempt to withdraw
wholesale from its imposition. Rather than by armed rebellion, the most
successful approach will turn out to be passive resistance. The mises
institute and hans herman hoppe have written extensively on the logic
and necessity of secession. Such analysis can be found in abundance
at mises.org. Through secession and passive resistance central planners
will be forced to give up their power or see it reduced to a small fraction
of its present levels – perhaps inline with the situation shortly after 1776
where government acted primarily only to protect individual rights.
“Health care costs too much! Numbers! Government’s fault! This should be like computers! We could have the iPad 2 of anal fissure cures by now! Let’s make our own country! I’ll be in charge of diplomatic relatons with Portugal. Hooray!”
At some point after OBAMACARETAX, the forums had become a hellhole for every douchebag who 1) does not like being told what to do because he or she is a sad immature child in an adult body and 2) has a stupid theory disconnected from reality to underpin his or her inability to accept that there are laws and things that they have to follow even if they don’t like them.
For example, liarstopper.
Say that again in 3 years, we will soon be ruled by the un.
To all who think of the United Nations as some sort of overbearing secret world government: Have you seen the U.N. work?
Seriously, they are about as in touch, useful and results oriented as a discarded Furby doll in a landfill.
nanabama cracks open the Hitler keg.
What a sad day for our country that was founded on freedom and individual liberty. We now share something with the Germany of many years ago with our own “Hitler” whose name is Obama. Senior citizens who have worked all of their lives will now be denied healthcare in order for our Hitler to provide more freebies in the form of free healthcare in return for their votes while law-abiding citizens who have been the backbone of this country will be denied healthcare. Wake up people – he doesn’t care about you, it’s all about his agenda to turn our country into a socialist nation where nobody has anything except him and his cronies!
‘Cause Hitler was really big into denying health care to old people to give out “freebies.” Like, he would give out Cracker Jacks and mini-Frisbees and shit. And then he’d try to exterminate the Jews. But the Cracker Jacks were separate. The mini-Frisbees, not so much, unfortunately.
And our Hitler’s name is Obama, by the way. nanabama wants you to be clear on that.
cuzn4909 has a … message? A small electronically transmitted stroke? I can’t be sure.
BHO and the Neo CommiecRAT Marxist/Socialist- Rule/Dictate instead of Govern Congress have shoved down the throats of the middle class Americans the biggest TAX increase in the history of America. TAX -TAX – TAX – TAX em until they bleed and make em like it. What the Marxist/Socialist Radical Extremest Biased Lefty Media ain’t saying is the part about “you can take the Mule to the water but you can’t make the Mule Drink”.
And then chocolate megaphone had the cereal drink pop waffle corn tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax I smell burnt hair.
Leviticus20:13 is really just an unreasonable and silly bigot, not a health care expert, so he plays to his strengths here.
Too be honest, this decision gives Romney the only chance to win. Otherwise the only chance I think he had was to promise amnesty to illegals.
Because, that’s a… solution?
Tron ! not only remembers a time when people took “The Disney people live in the computers!” seriously (which was sadly a year or two ago), Tron ! also remembers when M. Night Shyamalan made a movie that weren’t ridiculous and full of suck.
*The year 2014* “I see dead people”.
Yes. People will still die in 2014. And you might see them. If you have vision and shit. And you know, go to a funeral home or something.
Rance_, like many Alabamians, especially its political leaders, doesn’t understand how we can do something good for one group and not screw the holy lovin’ bejeezus out of another.
I have an idea since the State makes large support payments to the universities such as Alabma and Auburn why don’t we drop that support in order to pay for the poors healthcare. The students then would have to pay the real cost of their education and there would be no need for a tax increase.
I look forward to his Alabama House run in 2014.
FinalVoice is a left-wing imbecile. That’s about all I can say about it.
alabama’s ‘leaders’ were never known for their foresight and wisdom……………………hence, we are wrong on slavery, wrong on segregation, wrong on immigration, wrong on healthcare reform…..did i leave anything out?
wonder where $aban falls in on healthcare reform. wouldn’t it be funny if he were elected governor one day, and he was for it…
“this is a subchapter in my new nick $aban tommy tuberville slashfict where they sepnd a whole lot of their havin sex on the governor’s private beach in gulf shores its near waterville usa..”
onmylastleg shows that mature intellectual discourse begins and ends with openly wishing death upon those with whom you are arguing.
col legno I hope you live long enough to hear the panel that is going to determine whether and what care you get, say sorry but at your age we are spending no more money on you. Then you can go home to die! I wonder then how much you will love Obama care!
Well, he’ll be dead then, so he may have other priorities than political arguments he had on the internet with some asshole.
Pommostacleness stops short of calling for the impeachment of Ben Franklin in this comment.
Woodrow Wilson is on the indictment for the murder of our Constitution, but the death blows were delivered by FDR. The foeign born imbecile that rammed this down our throats merely reopened a loosely sutured wound so that we’ll bleed out faster. The bleeding will be over soon. What then?
Hey, y’all remember OBAMACARETAX secessionist leadoff man 1BamaNative1?
Well, you’re certainly about to.
Because he has a lot of offensive, asshole thoughts to share about poor people, health care, and pretty much anyone else.
What difference does it make? If YOU love them, sell your clothes, your house, your car and the rest of your belongings and donate the proceeds to the “poor sick children.” Then live a life of of deprivation so that all of YOUR time and earnings go to the “poor sick children.” What, you won’t do that? Hypocrite B.
“HOW COMES YOU AIN’T MAKEIN YOURSELF POOR ENOUG HTO PAY FOR POOR SICK KIDS! I WANT MY BAOT WIT NO SALES OBAMACARETAX!”
Oh, but it gets worse.
I have complete confidence that socialists and freeloading welfare recipients, public housing occupants and Section 8 recipients in Alabama will want to continue to rob from those of us who earn a living because the socailists and their ilk are slovenly (and mostly obese) parasites.
“I BELIEVE IN RULE OF ALAW THAT ALL POOR PEOPLE ARE FAT!”
Oh, but it gets far worse.
I’m waiting for old conservatives to self deport across the River Styx. Until they do, it’s up to decent people to vote them out of power.
Apparently you aren’t aware that there are a LOT of us old conservatives who have more than two children and are teaching them the difference between being a conservative and being a free-loading socialist. All the while, you leftists are aborting your offspring. Guess which philosophy is going to predominate?
You know those liberals. It isn’t a Saturday night unless they are having an abortion.
My God, you’re an idiot.
On the day of the Affordable Care Act ruling, every third post was by someone under the name andyscupboard. This person had written a Blogger post about the ruling and they wanted to promote it over and over again to start a grassroots movement. And obviously, the place where I begin my grassroots movements is al.com because it seems like those people want to do more than bitch about the world on the internet.
A grassroots movement for what, you ask?
Here is our first of several editorials on the ruling. We are also considering publishing an editorial calling for an impeachment campaign against Chief Socialist John Boy Roberts…..excuse us, Chief Justice Roberts. We know it can’t succeed but we think if multiple billboards are in every county in the country with a picture of the Chief Socialist with the caption “Impeach John Roberts” it might just help spark a needed conversation.
This news has marred what was otherwise a good news day given that quality places are going to be built in Mobile.
Chief Socialist Roberts chose to subsidize artificially inflated health care industry salaries on the back of the American worker. Shame Shame Shame!!!!!!!!!!!!
Impeach him for what? The high crime of being a Supreme Court Chief Justice who decided something that made you upset?
That question never gets answered. The stupid from this person, however, multiplies.
For anyone who has a professional degree, the first sentence of this next post from andyscupboard may send you into a violent, blind rage. You may want to ask anyone loved ones to leave the room and go to a quiet place where there are few valuables that you may break.
Most doctors are doctors because they got lucky and got into medical school when someone else didn’t. The number of doctors in the country has been kept artificially low and this leads to an altered salary curve and is also why doctor’s offices are able to get away with customer service that wouldn’t fly in any other business and excessive wait times.
So what you’re saying is that you’re a person who knows nothing about anything but chooses to pretend to be an expert on everything?
You fit in perfectly at al.com!
I’m not even sure what the hell this andyscupboard post was about, but it has that kind of stupid that stands on its own.
We can use the Impeach John Roberts as our rallying cry. The billboards will get attention and win people to our cause.
No, it won’t.
Are you 14?
Is this what you do in between “World of Warcraft”?
What is wrong with you?
The coup de grace, however, is the following post, in which…
Well, you’ll see.
This is going to be a sad Christmas for many families. Johnny wanted that go-kart and Susie wanted that Barbie house but now….but now….
Now mommy and daddy can’t get them any presents because they have to pay Mr. Obama’s mandate.
Ole’ Jimmy is a good worker. He knows a man’s three best friends are Jim, Jack, and Evan, and he makes his living with his hands. He’s a damned good craftsman too. Julie is his sweetheart and he wants her to be his bride and he wants to get her the best ring possible.
But now…..instead of that ring, he has to pay Mr. Barack’s mandate or the IRS. He won’t be able to get as nice a ring for Julie. Whereas she woulda said yes she might now say no and Jimmy’s little heart will be broken. She might even dump him on the spot.
But it’s all good because after all, Mr. Barack needed this to happen to get his little political victory. It doesn’t matter that it will cause real pain in real peoples’ lives.
Here’s a numbered list of exasperated rage:
- WHY WOULD THIS CHRISTMAS BE BAD?! NONE OF OBAMACARETAX KICKS IN UNTIL 2014!
- HOLY SHIT, SERIOUSLY? THEY CAN’T BUY ANY PRESENTS BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO “PAY THE MANDATE.” WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?! THE MANDATE IS THAT THEY HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE. IF THEY DON’T HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE, THEY DON’T HAVE TO PAY A DAMN THING. AND IF THEY DID HAVE TO PAY SOMETHING, IT WOULDN’T BE UNTIL APRIL WITH THEIR DAMN TAXES. READ A NEWS STORY INSTEAD OF SHOUTING “IMPEACH JOHN ROBERTS” TO RALLY BEHIND YOUR MAKE-BELIEVE CAUSE TO GET PEOPLE TO READ YOUR STUPID-ASSED BLOG.
- WHAT KIND OF TREE-F—ING SEXLESS, MISOGYNISTIC DUMBASS MASTURBATORY DYSTOPIA ARE YOU LIVING IN WHERE IT’S AUTOMATIC THAT A WOMAN WON’T MARRY SOMEONE UNLESS THE RING IS EXTRA NICE?! GROW UP. SHIT. HAVE YOU EVER REALLY TALKED TO REAL PEOPLE BEFORE?! REAL MARRIED PEOPLE AT LEAST?! SHIT.
And they still hate the Mexicans that what talk funny down at the Walmart.
So, if you too thought thought that the al.commentariat’s reaction to OBAMACARETAX was underwhelming, you may wonder what they are willing to get worked up over in inappropriate, cruel ways.
The missing ingredient, as always, is brown people.
Between now and the election, I expect Obama to issue another edict to give drivers license to all illegals. He must have their vote. At this point he could care less about the law, he is doing what ever he has to inorder to get reelected.
Actually, Robertos, everyone loses when the US is overtaken by millions of illiterate peasants from failed Third World countries.
I’ve actually resolved to stop recording the stories where al.commenters offer up some crazed, stupid-assed comment about Hispanic people or immigrants in general. They’re willing to drop a “millions of illiterate peasants” bomb on pretty much anything these days.
Take, for example, this story about an Auburn student having tuberculosis.
That feeling of immense dread for those of you who have class and a soul?
Illegal Aliens have brought this disease back into this country as they did with West Nile Virus. Obama is working against the People of America.
yancyde. Unfortunate emphasis added.
Many illegals who cross our borders have tuberculosis. That disease
had largely disappeared from America, thanks to excellent hygiene
and powerful modern drugs such as isoniazid and rifampin.
TB’s swift, deadly return now is lethal for about 60 percent of those
infected because of new Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDRTB).
Until recently MDR-TB was endemic to Mexico. This
Microbacterium Tuberculosis is resistant to at least two major
antitubercular drugs. OrdinaryTB usually is cured in six months with
four drugs that cost about $2,000. MDR-TB takes 24 months with
many expensive drugs that cost around $250,000,with toxic side
effects. Each illegal with MDR-TB coughs and infects 10 to 30
people, who will not show symptoms immediately. Latent disease
hoovereagle in response to the above.
What are we doing with this country? I am scared for my child.
Look, guys, I made up and continue to write a faux presidential candidate cuckolded by a third-generation Hispanic man who blames illegal immigrants for that and a whole lot of other bizarre things. Secret immigrant warfare being blamed for a fluke case of tuberculosis on a university campus and the West Nile Virus (illegal mosquimigrants!) is deranged shit well beyond my freakishly contorted imagination.
Onto more amusing things.
14NXC has a plan, y’all.
Let’s start a movement on the conservative Republican law abiding side, starting with a walkout and boycott beginning Tuesday July 31st, where every member of that majority walks off his job at noon, goes home, and remains off work; goes no where, spends no money, and waits for 14 days. By then, the utilities will be off; the supply lines will be dead; there will be no food on the shelves; transportation will come to an abrupt halt; there will be inadequate services in every sector; and we will have “their” attention in Washington. Don’t Tread On Me!!! Stop teh foolishness. There are no free lunches.
Having read some of your comments, I absolutely support your plan to voluntarily remove the means through which you post things on the internet and then starve yourself to death.
This week in naked Brookie news.
So, a naked guy on LSD tried breaking into the Country Club up in Mountain Brook around July 4.
sainthoodlum felt that al.com didn’t do the kind of probing journalism into naked men that the world needs.
This story doesn’t make the Mtn Brook police or LSD use look as bad as it does Al.com. There are so many unanswered questions here. Who was the guy? A 21 year old man. Ok, what’s his race, name, where is he from? Does he have a job? How did he enter the Country Club? How or why did he end up approximately two miles away from Vulcan by 3:38am? Actually, precisely where did he start off the night anyway? What does the Country Club have to say about any of this? Are all of these facts withheld? If so, by whom? Is it a rich Mtn Brook daddy’s son? Does daddy have a name? Why did the police believe he was thirsty? How did the gaurd initially discover him? Why are no charges brought yet? Is that normal? What kind of charge’s should he expect?
Al.com, you have one job. Ask who, what, when, where, and how. One job. This is a website content to be outdone by its own comment section.
“I DEMAND TO KNOW IF IT WAS ONE O’F ‘EM BLACK RICHIES KIDS WHO LIKES RUNNIN’ AROUND THE NAKED DOWN AT THE WALMART AND YALL INFERIOR TO YOUR COMMENTERS YALL AINT RACIST NEUGOUGH NONE.”
Don’t worry sainthoodlum. I’m sure Aaron Sorkin will come up with a blowhard alternate universe take on how this very important naked person story should have been covered in the second season of “The Newsroom.”
And if not, you can write your own version for YouTube about speechifying racist “al.commenters.”
Which I would watch, by the way.
Meanwhile, claude cat says check your facts, man.
Gotta call BS on this guy’s story. Nobody “blacks out” when doing LSD. Trust me..I might have tried it once or twice in my mis-spent youth. It does just the opposite. He was either drunk or just a criminal.
“I’M WHAT TIRED OF THE DRUNK CRIMINASL RUNNIN’ AROUND BLACKIN’ OUT AND STARTIN’ STREET FIGHTS AND BLAMININ ON THE PEACEFUL LSD ENTHUSIAST! YALL BIASED!”
Cap’ns Killjoy of the Week
No matter how heartwarming, no matter how fun and fluffy and cute a post a newspaper story can be, there will always be that one asshole who is ready to throw a wet blanket on it because, well, they want you to be miserable too.
Meet msalabama1. She doesn’t like that this guy in Huntsville makes a really, really, really big hamburger for fun every Fourth of July.
Makes me gag. Alabama is among the top five states in obesity. This monstrosity is the perfect weapon for a heart attack or stroke. You want to see something impressive, watch “Forks Over Knives” and “Food, Inc.” documentaries. “Earthlings” is another VERY enlightening documentary which shows how the hamburger is produced.
“i’d like to remind you sirs ansd madams that this looks like something just for fun and that doesn’t seem to mesh with my healthy lifestyle. im an asshole. thank you.
“btw, watch movies!”
A close second was FedUpInJeffCo, who was upset over Cooper Green’s community garden.
“…the garden, funded through grants…”
In other words, those of us who work and actually earn enough to pay the taxes get to foot the bill for yet another government giveaway.
“EVERYTHING IS MINE!”
Or, in short:
Viceroy Hurrrrrr of the Week.
Each al.COMMENTARY post, we award the title of Viceroy Hurrrrrr. Designated by Emperor Hurrrrrrlong of the Hurrrrrrlong Empire to lead the Hurrrrrr colony at al.com, the honor of Viceroy Hurrrrrr goes to the poster who makes that completely unnecessary joke for the sake of satisfying the emotion that tells them “HURRRRRRR! LOOK AT ME! I MADE FUNS OF YOU! HURRRR!”
This week,we have a tie.
First, adslkid shows that adslkid is HURRRRRRRRRgry.
Also they are one of those people who went “OMG! ZOMBIE POC-LIPS REAAAAL!” over a crazy zoinked-out guy in Miami a few weeks.
At least he wasn’t hungry or he might’ve been eating someone’s face.
And then CRIMEBOS45 disagreed with Alabama’s rabidly Republican congressmen being all what rabidly Republican about the OBAMACARETAX ruling.
I guess they would support the UNAFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
This week in al.com racism and bigotry.
Because of the July 4 holiday and my sanity, I didn’t do a whole bunch of reading of comments on posts where there would be a mess of racist comments, so it’s a blessedly light week on that front.
Invariably, if you raise the problem of racism with anyone on al.com’s staff, they will say something to the effect of self-reporting fixes it and that somehow things are better because … magic.
That’s why this week’s al.COMMENTARY Racist Asshole of the Week and Should-Be-Dealt-With Troll of the Week goes to the same person, BamaRB1964.
Now BamaRB1964 didn’t post anything notably racist his week.
But BamaRB1964 has this as his al.com user avatar.
But they are really working to keep these conversations productive at al.com, I tell you what!
First up in the zoo of deranged, horrifying Alabama bigotry are the following comments on a story about how people are beating the intense heat.
The main photos to go with the post was of this homeless interracial married couple — black man, white woman — hanging out in a downtown Birmingham park.
So you know this is going to go well.
Homeless couple is a good representation of bham
Plaits his hair ! give me a break! Where have all the men gone? This heat and that picture makes me sick !!!
A story about the Birmingham Public Library’s role in a biography of Michelle Obama, shockingly, also drew some offensive ire.
scootkreg‘s post steadily goes from whiny to deeply offensive.
No other first lady had 20 assistants. Hillary and Laura Bush had the most with 3. Other first ladies did take up causes, but they were actually subjects that they new something about except for Reagan’s “just say no.” Never understood that one my self. For example, Laura Bush was a librarian, so she had a reading initative. Michele is “big-boned,” has a husband who eats awful and smokes, and has a chubby kid, but wants to tell others how to eat.
There was something unremarkable but still racist that a guy with an Auburn avatar decried. This response by 14auburn to his response amused me to no end.
You embarrass the Auburn nation
“YOU AIN’T AUBURN FAMILY AU IN ENOUGH CAUSE YOU WHAT AINT A MEMBER OF THE KAN CAM4HEISMAN ALL OVER AGAIN WAR DAMN EAGLE!”
And now, because I’m tired of ending posts with calls for violence against 14-year-olds and yells for lynchings, here’s Birmingham News reporter Joseph Bryan owning a racist commenter on a story that, for some reason, prompted a racist reaction from Blacksheep.
Hat tip to Weld‘s Madison Underwood for screen capping this for me.
Well done, sir.
Well damn done.
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