The Ponytail Guy, 1992

Originally titled “The Ponytail Man”, the name of this post has been changed to reflect the more popular name for this absurd historical character.  14 APR 14

Apologies to the few who already read this post. I never thought to youtube the Ponytail Guy, whose purported name was “Denton Walthall”.

I put this up so that people who initially remember Denton the Ponytail Guy from a “town hall” meeting will have a slightly easier time finding or referencing him. Very likely the Ponytail Guy (aka Ponytailed Loser, Ponytailed Asshole, Ponytailed Mamaluke, Ponytailed Chooch) was an audience plant working for the Taxocrats.

Link to the full debate transcripts; click here or below:

http://www.debates.org/pages/trans92b1.html

“Denton Walthall” aka Ponytail Guy

October 15, 1992

The Second Clinton-Bush-Perot Presidential Debate (First Half)

This takes place in the first half of the Richmond debate. The October 15th “town hall” format debate was moderated by Carole Simpson.

PONYTAILED LOSER: And forgive the notes here but I’m shy on camera.

The focus of my work as a domestic mediator is meeting the needs of the children that I work with, by way of their parents, and not the wants of their parents. And I ask the three of you, how can we, as symbolically the children of the future president, expect the two of you, the three of you to meet our needs, the needs in housing and in crime and you name it, as opposed to the wants of your political spin doctors and your political parties?

SIMPSON: So your question is?

PONYTAILED LOSER: Can we focus on the issues and not the personalities and the mud? I think there’s a need, if we could take a poll here with the folks from Gallup perhaps, I think there’s a real need here to focus at this point on the needs.

(After Bush 41 and Clinton both idiotically agree)

PONYTAILED LOSER: Could we cross our hearts? It sounds silly here but could we make a commitment? You know, we’re not under oath at this point but could you make a commitment to the citizens of the US to meet our needs, and we have many, and not yours again? I repeat that. It’s a real need, I think, that we all have.

I’m ashamed to admit that way back in ’92 while I watched this live, I believed in what the Ponytailed Plant was saying, his begging our would-be leaders for assistance that, per the Constitution, he was not entitled to receive and they were not entitled to give him. It was the naivety of youth that made me believe this gross display of spinelessness was worthy of a free people, or that it would have any heart-softening effects on men (and women) the Constitution was put in place to protect us from. In answering this simpering hippie doofus, George Bush Sr., perhaps not understanding how stupid and outrageous the Ponytailed questions were, totally shit the cot. Perot did only marginally better. Only Chill Clinton seemed prepared to soothe the poor long-haired “child” in a convincing manner. To the best of my knowledge (a few dozen Google searches) Ponytail Guy has never been heard from again, suggesting he was indeed an audience plant to make Slick Willie look good. That was then. Today there’s less need for audience plants; the useful idiots of the mainstream media have given up all objectivity and are the direct descendants of Ponytail Man, existing only to make the Taxocrats look good. Today you are instructed to vote for Obamarx, the latest loving father who promises to take care of you, the infants.

MEET OUR NEEDS! WAAAAHHHH!

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11 Responses to “The Ponytail Guy, 1992”

  1. Probe Says:

    “Today you are instructed to vote for Obamarx, the latest loving father who promises to take care of you, the infants.”

    I think it’s obvious that Americans are infants, at least on Wall Street. Republicans usually let their children run amok and leave the mess to democrats to clean.

    Take a long good look at this. Maybe you can get some of that GOP brainwashing undone.

  2. meatlights39 Says:

    What your graph doesn’t show: a taxocrat Congress during the Reagan and Bush 41 years and a Republican Congress during the Clinton years. Since Congress controls the purse strings, not the President, things take on a whole different meaning, don’t they?

    The “savings” Clinton wrought by thinning the military and doing nothing to defend America for 8 years is reflected in Bush 43’s spending increases, particularly due to 9-11. For all of Bush 43’s liberal spending, he still couldn’t outspend a real liberal. I’m sure the Obamessiah has plenty of ‘ideas’ on how to expand government (no one’s sure what he’ll do, he’s hidden his real agenda so far).

    Another thing your graph doesn’t show: the father of Big Government, FDR, whose massive government spending “New Deal” actually prolonged the Great Depression and whose alphabet soup agencies haunt us still, and LBJ, architect of the “Great Society” whose failed “War on Poverty” has pissed away 3 trillion dollars and counting.

    There’s a huge difference between flawed Republicans and true Democrats. Money matters aside, America won’t survive if it embraces the moral relativism and Kleenex fascism of the left.

    BORDERS, LANGUAGE, CULTURE.

  3. sara Says:

    You are an idiot. I know Denton. He was not a plant. He had a pile of questions on notecards which you can see in the footage…and he instead asked a question from his heart. He was then and still is an advocate for children. Do you not have children? Do you not care about the future of this nation? Denton sees abuse, crime,neglect, and indifference on the part of our government on a daily basis. He lives it. How can you not understand that if we do not improve the lives of our children, then we will never be a productive society. I suggest your Googling Geoffrey Canada. You will see hard evidence that committed, social action works. Look at the test scores of those children who were the recipients of intervention and instruction from his organization and from their parents simply reading to their kids. If we want our prison population to decease, we need someone to “meet our needs” as Mr. Canada so heroically has done. Call it hippie whining if you will, and go stick your head in the sand in your suburban Pottery Barn house, but don’t come back complaining about the crime rate and paying tax dollars to house urban youth in prison when fewer funds through intervention could have saved them from that fate.

    • meatlights39 Says:

      I’m going to cut you some slack “sara” as you are a woman, and women know almost nothing
      about politics and never should’ve been given the vote. By the time women and their FEELINGS know what’s going on
      in the world it’s too late, the next round of bullshit communist legislation has passed, IN THE NAME OF THE CHILDREN, of course.

      Just because you “know” Ponytail Man doesn’t mean someone on Clinton’s campaign staff didn’t vet his questions beforehand then give him an envelope with a thousand bucks cash. Not that I care, it’s ancient history, and I believe I mentioned somewhere I have no proof he’s a plant, but if it was proven true no one would be shocked.

      You say the Ponytail Man spoke “from the heart”? Welllll LA DEE FRICKEN DAH! SO DO I.

      Denton sees abuse, crime, neglect, and indifference on the part of our government on a daily basis.

      Yeah well, that’s what governments do: conveniently encourage abuse, crime, neglect and indifference when it means they can grow even fatter on everyone’s rights and freedom. All these “activists” begging for coin from the false god legitimize its criminality. Why even have a government of laws if you’re going to supplicate the King and beg his royal Highness to “meet your needs” when they have neither the authority nor inclination to do so?

      I AM complaining sara, as it is my blog and I am GOD here, and I have a solution for all these fuck-ups: stop breeding bastards without fathers and calling it heroic. Stop trying to be your kids’ “friend” and be a PARENT. You hippies wanted an irresponsible, carefree society, and now that you’ve got it and fucked everything up, you want the responsible to pay for the cleanup. Now piss off.

  4. sara Says:

    Holy shit!! You are an even bigger idiot than I imagined possible!!!! I am not actually a hippie, for the record. I am a normal American woman raising kids in this country hoping that people like you do not control what happens to their fate. You obviously hate women. Do you not have a mother…a sister? Would you take away their right to vote? I can’t believe a person in the 21st century is even talking about this! Women have been voting since 1929! Good God- are you insane?

    I know of nobody in “the government” that “encourages abuse, crime, neglect or indifference. ” That is simply ludicris.

    You are a truly frightening human being.

    • meatlights39 Says:

      Holy shit!! You are an even bigger idiot than I imagined possible!!!!

      Thanks but I don’t think your imagination’s that good.

      I am not actually a hippie, for the record. I am a normal American woman raising kids in this country hoping that people like you do not control what happens to their fate.

      The irony of that comment is that I fight for freedom, not control. There is no fate. People like Ponytail Man want a Guaranteed Happy Ending for everyone, which would be okay EXCEPT he wants personal credit for what amounts to having someone else pay for his activism.

      Why don’t you just let the government raise your kids? You obviously trust them with your health and safety and the ability to spend your money more wisely than you.

      You obviously hate women.

      I hate some women and love others. Isn’t that equality?

      Do you not have a mother…a sister? Would you take away their right to vote? I can’t believe a person in the 21st century is even talking about this! Women have been voting since 1929! Good God- are you insane?

      The only truly happy people ARE insane. And there’s no telling whether you’re insane, either. ‘sara’ could be one of many personalities in the same body. I was being sarcastic about never giving women the right to vote. Some people laugh at that line; they are “my” people. Yeah, IMO it would be better if less women voted until the age of 40.

      I know of nobody in “the government” that “encourages abuse, crime, neglect or indifference. ” That is simply ludicris.

      Locking up pot smokers with longer prison terms than rapists. Paying people to sit on their asses and leech off the System. Harassing gun owners. Celebrating perversity. Erasing history in bureaucrat-run schools. Warping the First Amendment to attack religion. Ignoring the borders. Printing money as if it were on rolls to toilet paper. Yeah, this government respects the Constitution and Rule of Law and has voluntarily limited its own power. It’s just the right size to interfere in everyone’s lives!

      The word you sought is ludicrous. Ludicris is a minimally-talented rapper. WHAT? O-KAYYYYY!

      You are a truly frightening human being.

      I guess that’s something but it’s not really a superpower. I’ve enjoyed our brief time together but you’re really not doing it for me. I wish you well, but I don’t see this relationship going anywhere.

  5. sara Says:

    Okay- I misspelled ludicrous…and I have no idea who that rapper is. My spell-check is not working and I am a right-brained person. For the record, your grammar is lacking. The correct word would be “fewer” with regard to women voting before the age of 40. It’s kind of like being at the grocery store reading the sign for the Express aisle which reads “15 items or LESS”. “Less” describes an amount and “fewer” refers to a number.

    This paragraph really intrigues me:

    Locking up pot smokers with longer prison terms than rapists. Paying people to sit on their asses and leech off the System. Harassing gun owners. Celebrating perversity. Erasing history in bureaucrat-run schools. Warping the First Amendment to attack religion. Ignoring the borders. Printing money as if it were on rolls to toilet paper. Yeah, this government respects the Constitution and Rule of Law and has voluntarily limited its own power. It’s just the right size to interfere in everyone’s lives!

    Can you be more specific? I am fascinated by politics and welcome insight from all angles.

    Conservatives tend to harp on the claim that government interferes with their lives and takes their money in taxes, but isn’t that how the system works? We pay taxes. Someone else is paid to maintain our roads and to educate out children. Taxes pay for the things we all take for granted and assist those less fortunate.

    What really makes me angry is that many conservatives also proclaim the Christian M.O…..What would Jesus do? I was raised Catholic and the Jesus I knew would not have forsaken the homeless, the mentally ill, the unfortunate born into poverty. No way. Not my Jesus.

    As far as guns are concerned, I have never touched a gun in my life…at the age of 42, I seem to have fared pretty well. Granted, I live in a safe part of the country. I feel no need to be armed. I have no need to hunt and kill. My friend was murdered by her husband in a passionate rage with guns in the house. They are a ticking time bomb and unnecessary in this day and age.

    Make no mistake. I respect and revere our citizens serving in the Middle East. I am sickened by the PTSD coming back here.

    Celebrating perversity? What does that mean? Is that a slur on homosexuality? I will say only this: I have friends of all shapes, sizes and colors. The most stable relationships I have witnessed are between same sex couples. There is a comrade mentality . I know of MANY more cheating, abusive relationships between men and women.

    Live and let live. Keep the guns in your cases and the bullets hidden.

    Why are you so angry?

  6. Lynn Says:

    Came upon the back and forth between Sara and blogger while googling Denton Walthall. I also know Denton personally and was actually trying to find a picture of him and his dog to show my husband. Sara is absolutely correct about Denton’s motives and compassion for others. I also think that meatlights39 is a perfect candidate for mayor of Crazytown as completely irrational ramblings are a must for the office. Sara: if you ever happen back to this blog……you rock. Hey Meatlight….really was your last comment that best you had?

    • meatlights39 Says:

      Hey Meatlight…really was your last comment that best you had? No, it wasn’t. Delton Whitehall is Jack Tripper from Three’s Company, and you two are Crissy and Janet. BTW thanks for electing a marxist kenyan to the White House.

  7. Anal Berger Says:

    I know denton and he’s a fuckin asshole. Fuck that guy.

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