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Title: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: cbkof on May 05, 2011, 12:29:58 PM
Makes you wonder if there really should be an IQ test for politicians. Nicely handled by Mr Gaiman.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/may/05/neil-gaiman-us-politician-theft-accusation

Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: imaginary friend on May 05, 2011, 12:44:50 PM
Minnesota also produced Michelle Bachmann, so this is no surprise.

#@!
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: cbkof on May 05, 2011, 12:54:24 PM
xD - so true!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-10-craziest-michele-bachmann-quotes
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: CeeGBee on May 05, 2011, 01:29:03 PM
As I mentioned when Mr. G posted this to FB....

It seems odd to me that a Republican is bitching about a program that pays a pile of money
to an already-rich white guy for doing something that he could just as easily have done for free... 

I mean, helping rich white guys rake in the taxpayers' money, that's what the GOP is all about, innit?
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on May 16, 2011, 04:46:32 AM
so he would have lead in his neck? He should get to a doctor soon they always said that pencil lead was poisonous in primary school.  O0
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: CeeGBee on May 16, 2011, 09:41:32 AM
so he would have lead in his neck? He should get to a doctor soon they always said that pencil lead was poisonous in primary school.  O0
I don't know how to tell you this, but.........


...SOME of what they told you in primary school....  wasn't entirely true...   :-\
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: The Angel Raliel on May 16, 2011, 10:55:47 AM
indeed....although I am pretty sure cooties and the dreaded lurgie ARE real
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: CeeGBee on May 16, 2011, 10:22:31 PM
indeed....although I am pretty sure cooties and the dreaded lurgie ARE real
...but you'll notice, those aren't things the teacher told you about, now are they....   :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on May 17, 2011, 03:07:50 AM
so he would have lead in his neck? He should get to a doctor soon they always said that pencil lead was poisonous in primary school.  O0
I don't know how to tell you this, but.........


...SOME of what they told you in primary school....  wasn't entirely true...   :-\

So my friends uncle wasn't a mechanic for Knight industries and he didn't get a ride in K.I.T.T
and the A-team didn't save Seamus from hired mercs hell bent on stealing his lucky charms?  ;D
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: The Angel Raliel on May 17, 2011, 03:36:22 AM
i think we have stumbled onto a far more disturbing and worrisome topic here.....the fact that kids are routinely LIED TO in primary/junior school is deeply troublesome.....our whole framework of reality may be stripped away
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on May 17, 2011, 03:59:25 AM
Next you guys  will be trying to tell us that ink poisoning isn't real...
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: The Angel Raliel on May 17, 2011, 04:56:07 AM
....your teacher NEVER had a pupil that ended up in a wheelchair from leaning their chair on its back legs
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on May 17, 2011, 04:58:15 AM
I did that once and I broke my arm and thought I was going to die. O_O

Never again.
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on May 17, 2011, 05:57:11 AM
The wind changed. My face didn't stay that way. SO MANY LIES.
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: lentower on May 17, 2011, 06:03:35 AM
warts don't come from pulling a little girl's pigtails?

(right, not me - but a 2nd grade teacher did say this to the class bully
 (i liked the little girl and got her some kleenix ; -))
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: Agonistes on May 17, 2011, 10:37:14 AM
....your teacher NEVER had a pupil that ended up in a wheelchair from leaning their chair on its back legs
o my god, i had a teacher who claimed this.  i demanded the kid's name.  she didn't give it.  i went home and asked my dad.  he said the teacher was lying.  i went back to school and told her my dad said she was a liar.  she didn't like that.
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on May 17, 2011, 11:12:14 AM
warts don't come from pulling a little girl's pigtails?

(right, not me - but a 2nd grade teacher did say this to the class bully
 (i liked the little girl and got her some kleenix ; -))

Len you just reminded me of primary school antics I got up to.
I tied two girls pigtails to each other once
In Primary 6 I bashed a girl over the head with an old heavy large print Bible and floored her.
In my defense I was 8 and she would not stop annoying me all day and I snapped.
Later in life the same girl joined the Irish Army and became tough as feck.
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: CeeGBee on May 17, 2011, 12:43:54 PM
warts don't come from pulling a little girl's pigtails?

(right, not me - but a 2nd grade teacher did say this to the class bully
 (i liked the little girl and got her some kleenix ; -))

Len you just reminded me of primary school antics I got up to.
I tied two girls pigtails to each other once
In Primary 6 I bashed a girl over the head with an old heavy large print Bible and floored her.
In my defense I was 8 and she would not stop annoying me all day and I snapped.
Later in life the same girl joined the Irish Army and became tough as feck.
Oddly (in this specific context) a girl brained me with her lunchbox at the bus stop at about that age,
(I wish I could remember what kinda lunch box it was...  probably Scooby Doo or something in that genre...) and she
became a professional opera singer.  (...and no, in case you're wondering, I did NOT do anything to
deserve it.
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on May 17, 2011, 02:35:49 PM
I doubt Neil would need to steal weasels. He has money. This guy is totally out of line, case closed.
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: The Angel Raliel on May 17, 2011, 03:30:02 PM
i might have smuggled ferrets in my time.....
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: Indja on May 17, 2011, 05:05:20 PM
I doubt Neil would need to steal weasels. He has money. This guy is totally out of line, case closed.

I was hoping somebody else would say something along those lines. I genuinely thought when I read it first that it was saying NG stole weasels. Confused.
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: cbkof on May 17, 2011, 05:17:11 PM
I doubt Neil would need to steal weasels. He has money. This guy is totally out of line, case closed.

I was hoping somebody else would say something along those lines. I genuinely thought when I read it first that it was saying NG stole weasels. Confused.

Well it would only be confusing if it were pencil-necked weasel thief, not pencil-necked weasel-thief. Surely. Right?

Actually, I just lifted the phrase from news reports and Gaiman's own blog/journal.

Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on May 17, 2011, 05:19:09 PM
I think it's the fact that it's weasel-thief and not weasel thief that helps make it confusing. It makes it seem like the thief bit has to do with the weasel bit and I don't know much about weasels, but I don't automatically think 'a weasel is another word for a thieving bastard'.
:)
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: cbkof on May 17, 2011, 05:25:34 PM
xD yes, I was looking to be helpful - for me a weasel is, as applied to a person, regardless of the merits of weasels in their natural state, a euphemism for a dickhead
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on May 17, 2011, 05:44:21 PM
Hahah I know. It's just fun to take some things literally.
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: lentower on May 17, 2011, 07:10:09 PM
I doubt Neil would need to steal weasels. He has money. This guy is totally out of line, case closed.

I was hoping somebody else would say something along those lines. I genuinely thought when I read it first that it was saying NG stole weasels. Confused.

Indja, as a non-American, you may not realise that,
the politician Mr Ryan Dean (edit) who called Neil names is a fundamentalist.
Who disguises himself as a member of the Republican Party.  

Mr Ryan Dean (edit) is not much different than Osama Bin Laden.

Abraham Lincoln, one of the first Republican Party super-stars,
would dislike Mr Ryan Dean (edit) immensely, and respect Neil alot.
He might even like Neil's fiction,
though it's based on much that happened after Lincoln's assassination.
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: Indja on May 17, 2011, 08:08:55 PM
Ueff. Sounds rotten. America is poo ;)
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: lentower on May 17, 2011, 09:26:34 PM
Ueff. Sounds rotten. America is poo ;)

Well, some of the USA is poo.
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: Agonistes on May 18, 2011, 10:31:16 PM
Ueff. Sounds rotten. America is poo ;)
nah, it's just got poo in the leadership, for example mr lincoln, and the rest of the republican party.  we can't seem to get rid of them, and it's illegal to kill them off, although we were off to a good start with lincoln.
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: lentower on May 18, 2011, 11:38:57 PM
Ueff. Sounds rotten. America is poo ;)
nah, it's just got poo in the leadership, for example mr lincoln, and the rest of the republican party.  we can't seem to get rid of them, and it's illegal to kill them off, although we were off to a good start with lincoln.

did you mist-type and mean Mr Ryan Dean (edit)?

or do you really have issues with President Abraham Lincoln who
was US President from 1861 ro 1865 when
he was assassinated while still President?
what issues?



btw, the people who elect politicians,
like Mr Ryan Dean (edit),
are part of Americas poo
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: CeeGBee on May 19, 2011, 02:35:24 AM
Ueff. Sounds rotten. America is poo ;)
nah, it's just got poo in the leadership, for example mr lincoln, and the rest of the republican party.  we can't seem to get rid of them, and it's illegal to kill them off, although we were off to a good start with lincoln.

did you mist-type and mean Mr Ryan?

or do you really have issues with President Abraham Lincoln who
was US President from 1861 ro 1865 when
he was assassinated while still President?
what issues?



btw, the people who elect politicians,
like Mr. Ryan,
are part of Americas poo
TruFact (for those unfamiliar with American history)
The REPUBLICANS used to be the party that wanted to make life all nice for minorities, immigrants and Chinamen....
After Mr. Lincoln's war in the 1860s, many in the American South swore never to vote for a Republican, and they
raised their children to believe the same thing.  This led to a Democratic party that, in the South, contained most
of the political spectrum (in terms of non-race issues), and a hold on elected offices so tight that the only elections
that actually mattered were the Democratic primaries.

Then, for reasons which I still do not fully understand, the NATIONAL Democratic Party decided that it was friendly
to the needs and desires of the ni.... um, people of colour.  There ensued a confusing period when some voters had
to choose between voting for a Republican (utterly unacceptable), or for a nig... um, a race-traitor.  They chose a
third path: they put forward their own candidates, nominally Democrat, but opposed to nigg... um, black issues. The
term "Dixiecrat" appeared.  After they saw that wouldn't work, they held their noses and voted Republican, and they've
been doing it for over 40 years now.  One Governor of Virginia actually served his term as a Democrat, left office, then
ran again 4 years later, and won, as a Republican. 

It should be noted that most of these people still vehemently deny that the massive swing was a sign of massive racism,
but it sure walks like a duck and quacks like a duck.
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on May 19, 2011, 03:16:16 AM
Who is Mr. Ryan? What did I miss here?
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: lentower on May 19, 2011, 06:12:03 AM
Who is Mr. Ryan? What did I miss here?

Not enough time to read the older posts in this thread?
Or Neil's first blog about this?
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on May 19, 2011, 06:17:03 AM
Who is Mr. Ryan? What did I miss here?

Not enough time to read the older posts in this thread?
Or Neil's first blog about this?

Do you mean Matt Dean? You're the only person who has mentioned a 'Mr. Ryan', so I'm a bit confused.

'Pencil-necked? Maybe. Thief? No way. Award-winning author Neil Gaiman has defended himself against Republican Matt Dean's extraordinary claim that he is a "pencil-necked little weasel who stole $45,000 from the state of Minnesota".'
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: lentower on May 19, 2011, 06:22:38 AM
Ueff. Sounds rotten. America is poo ;)
nah, it's just got poo in the leadership, for example mr lincoln, and the rest of the republican party.  we can't seem to get rid of them, and it's illegal to kill them off, although we were off to a good start with lincoln.
did you mist-type and mean Mr Ryan Dean (edit)?

or do you really have issues with President Abraham Lincoln who
was US President from 1861 ro 1865 when
he was assassinated while still President?
what issues?

btw, the people who elect politicians,
like Mr Ryan Dean (edit),
are part of Americas poo
TruFact (for those unfamiliar with American history)
The REPUBLICANS used to be the party that wanted to make life all nice for minorities, immigrants and Chinamen....
After Mr. Lincoln's war in the 1860s, many in the American South swore never to vote for a Republican, and they
raised their children to believe the same thing.  This led to a Democratic party that, in the South, contained most
of the political spectrum (in terms of non-race issues), and a hold on elected offices so tight that the only elections
that actually mattered were the Democratic primaries.

Then, for reasons which I still do not fully understand, the NATIONAL Democratic Party decided that it was friendly
to the needs and desires of the ni.... um, people of colour.  There ensued a confusing period when some voters had
to choose between voting for a Republican (utterly unacceptable), or for a nig... um, a race-traitor.  They chose a
third path: they put forward their own candidates, nominally Democrat, but opposed to nigg... um, black issues. The
term "Dixiecrat" appeared.  After they saw that wouldn't work, they held their noses and voted Republican, and they've
been doing it for over 40 years now.  One Governor of Virginia actually served his term as a Democrat, left office, then
ran again 4 years later, and won, as a Republican.  

It should be noted that most of these people still vehemently deny that the massive swing was a sign of massive racism,
but it sure walks like a duck and quacks like a duck.

and this decision by the national democratic party is largely responsible for
the election of Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes, who caused several wars,
and most importantly the USA's immense and unsustainable deficit.



i've since remembered that Agonistes lives even deeper
in the American 'South' than Cee does, and might have
actually meant Abraham Lincoln ...
(seems unlikely, but ...)
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: lentower on May 19, 2011, 06:27:08 AM
Who is Mr. Ryan Dean (edit)? What did I miss here?
Not enough time to read the older posts in this thread?
Or Neil's first blog about this?

Do you mean Matt Dean? You're the only person who has mentioned a 'Mr. Ryan', so I'm a bit confused.

'Pencil-necked? Maybe. Thief? No way. Award-winning author Neil Gaiman has defended himself against Republican Matt Dean's extraordinary claim that he is a "pencil-necked little weasel who stole $45,000 from the state of Minnesota".'

apologies, sigh, yes Mr. Dean
(i understand my mental glitch,
but it too complicated and inane to share).
Title: Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
Post by: Agonistes on May 19, 2011, 09:59:13 AM


or do you really have issues with President Abraham Lincoln who
was US President from 1861 ro 1865 when
he was assassinated while still President?
what issues?


this might come as a complete shock to you, but mr. lincoln is not widely adored in the southeastern united states.