Re: Dudes: It's totally cool; I got this one.


The Nuge should totally go with him.

Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 9:58 AM
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Is wildebeest best cooked medium-rare?

This was really the snappiest ending Al Kamen could come up with?

Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 9:59 AM
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Sigh. These people don't need a couple steaks. They need steady work. Good, honest, sustainable work. That's what they really need.

Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 10:09 AM
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Best part, in the State Department response:

"Regarding the Congressman's desire to hunt wildebeest and distribute the cured meat to refugees, wildebeest are not present in Chad."

Hunter: "OK... how about penguins?"

Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 10:10 AM
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3: Not being targeted for genocide would help, too.

Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 10:11 AM
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1: I nominate the Ultimate Warrior and Sergeant Slaughter to round out the Wildebeast Study Group.

Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 10:13 AM
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3,5: You guys have really high standards. Can't you just eat your wildebeest and be grateful?

Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 10:14 AM
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In other Washington Post hilarity, I offer this paragraph from an article about Facebook's redesign:

"I don't want it to change -- that gives me a whole set of things to figure out on Facebook, which, as I get older, I have less time for," said 22-year-old Yesenia Estrada of Gaithersburg.

Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 10:27 AM
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What a jackass. And now he wants to go hunting in Kenya and Tanzania instead, now that he finally learned some fucking geography/ecology.

As if the refugees haven't thought of hunting. He should look into why the national parks of most countries that have faced substantial internal turmoil are picked clean.


I'm just moody today, aren't I?

Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 10:41 AM
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9: Nope. They are objectively fuckers, no moodiness required to reach that conclusion.

Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 10:49 AM
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Come on, he's a Republican. He's biologically driven to hunt giraffes wildebeests and roll in the mud like a little piggy.

Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 11:17 AM
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Maybe one of the community can respond (presidentially, if needed) with an informed opinion, but WTF is up with Duncan's staff? I mean, we know that Hunter is borderline insane (delusional enough to run for President, anyway), but isn't the staff supposed to keep him from making a fool of himself?

Could it be a case of "The boss wants it, and we know it's a fool's errand, but let's get it in writing so he'll shut up, even at the risk that it will leak to the press"? Or is it that he's so much last year's model that any remotely confident staffer has left for greener pastures? Or that he's such a doofus that he never had any decent staffers to begin with?

I know that not every Hill employee is Phi Beta Kappa material, surely someone on the staff knows enough to at least consult wikipedia or something.

Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 11:41 AM
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surely someone on the staff knows enough to at least consult wikipedia or something

Implies that things like this are always vetted in the sense of being run by several people likely to think of that before they go out. Maybe should be true but not surprising if not.

Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 11:46 AM
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Working on the Hill can be a really shitty job.

Roughly half of Mr. Weiner's current staff has been on board for less than a year. Since early 2007, he has had three chiefs of staff.


His scheduler, John J. Graff, who was in the next room, suddenly heard the congressman yelling at him through the wall.
Then, Mr. Graff recalled, Mr. Weiner started pounding his fists on his desk, kicked a chair and unleashed a string of expletives.

Sounds like a real prince.

Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 11:56 AM
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WTF is up with Duncan's staff?

They were hired on the basis of ideology and connections only. I don't know if they teach you how to use wikipedia at Patrick Henry College.

Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 12:03 PM
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3: So they need not a steak, but... a stake.

Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 12:06 PM
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It would play hella awesomely with his base. Not only is he doing something manly like killing wildebeest, he's showing christian charity by distributing the meat to the poor. The implication that he's also showing these ignorant negros what they should do to feed themselves instead of begging for handouts is a nice bonus.

Of course, if he was a real man he'd kill the wildebeest with his bare hands and then head off to Sudan to kick some raghead ass.

Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 12:28 PM
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17.2: Ok, I'll admit, that would be cool. If Rep. Hunter waded into the Mara River among the hippos and crocodiles during the migration and grabbed himself a zebra or gnu, that'd be impressive. I'm thinking he'd need a small breathing tube until a herd gets close, then surface just upriver and hop onto one of the smaller and weaker peripheral animals, reaching forward to snap its neck as it tries to buck him off (he may need to try this on a gnu, so he can at least get some leverage using the horns). Then, just the small matter of dragging the deceased animal up the sloped banks to the dry shore before a crocodile comes by to claim the kill.

In that case, sure, he can distribute the meat to people and be manly. But first he'd have to do a photo-op where he tears some rump meat off with his teeth then beats the shit out of a circling hyena.

Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 12:39 PM
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Back on the veldt, congressmen were always already on the veldt.

Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 12:41 PM
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18: Po Mo, Bravo!

May I play the male lion in the tree looking out over the Savannah? I've always wanted that role.

Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 07-24-08 2:57 PM
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Duncan Hunter is a jerk, but killing and eating local is a cornerstone of sustainability.

However, I would very much doubt many wildebeest live as far north as Chad.

Posted by: froz gobo | Link to this comment | 07-25-08 7:44 PM
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