back to article Flying dildo poses a slap in the face for serious political debate

A week is a schlong time in politics – just ask Bernalillo County Sheriff, Manuel Gonzales III, who may be primed to face heckling at political rallies but handling a flying dildo is a different matter. Earlier this week he was addressing a crowd of voters in his bid to run for mayor of Albuquerque when a drone carrying a …

  1. b0llchit Silver badge

    A dick move?

    1. Anonymous Coward

      It's getting harder and harder for politicians.

      Maybe that's why it sounds like they just spew out whatever comes .

      1. NATTtrash

        It's getting harder and harder for politicians.

        Some might say that depends on their age...

    2. Chris G

      ' Duck! There's a dick and it's coming for you!'

      1. Anonymous Coward

        Thanks, but don't call me Duck.

    3. Korev Silver badge

      Cum again?

    4. bombastic bob Silver badge

      From the article: filmed in portrait - the real crime

      And, TRULY, a "dick move" - to film a, uh, moving dick, in PORTRAIT aspect

      (these "4 inchers" who see everything through a 4 inch screen in portrait mode need to rotate their cameras 90 degrees so they can view the world properly, with BOTH EYES, instead of looking like they're peeking through a door gap or a keyhole...)

    5. MyffyW Silver badge

      Indulging my inner Tabloid Proprietrix...

      Penile Protrusion Pegs Politico on own Petard.

  2. Khaptain Silver badge


    Is it just me or have the American youth decided that the attitude of extremely spoiled children is a good thing?

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      1. JDPower666

        Re: Children

        Funny how the Trumptards are always anonymous cowards

        1. Precordial thump Silver badge

          Re: Children

          'cause they can't spell their names

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      2. anonymous boring coward Silver badge

        Re: Children

        I didn't know Trump as 78?

  3. Uncle Slacky Silver badge

    Life imitates...

    ...Second Life?

  4. Adrian 4

    politically motivated

    It always amuses me when politicians claim that actions are politically motivated, apparently thereby casting them in a bad light .. and seemingly unaware of the fact that their own entire existence is politically motivated.

    1. ThatOne Silver badge

      Re: politically motivated

      You forget that "If I do it it's okay, if you do it it's an absolute disgrace."

      That, and the "People who don't agree with me do it because of their numerous mental, moral and physical shortcomings" one, are the basic creeds of a politician.

      1. Cliffwilliams44 Silver badge

        Re: politically motivated

        It is a known fact (at least in the US) that 60% of those with Left leaning political ideologies have a diagnosed mental health disorder.

  5. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge


    armdong of the law

    1. steelpillow Silver badge


      Dong arm of the Law.

      Coming soon to a >Squawk! mmmfle...< (sound of dragging heels)

  6. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

    High Noon

    in Albuquerque. Sheriff faces stiff stand off

    1. zuckzuckgo

      Re: High Noon

      As a politician he is use to stiff opposition.

  7. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
    Black Helicopters

    Emergency Service

    Australia; Flying Doctor Service

    Albuquerque: Flying Dong Service

  8. martinusher Silver badge

    Misuse of Drone

    This might sound like a harmless, even fun, stunt but the fact remains that that someone flew a UAV carrying a payload over a crowd in order to disrupt a legitimate political meeting. This violates a number of Federal regulations. How seriously its treated by the FAA depends on how much of an example they might want to make of the idiot who did this. Currently the FAA is in "show our teeth mode" because they've got all these drone regulations and people aren't quite getting the message that a) they're Federal regulations and b) they're to be enforced. This behaviour impacts legitimate drone users and modellers -- we get carve outs from the regulations based on adherence to rules that have been laboriously negotiated between the FAA and representative organizations and people who ignore the rules make everyone's life difficult.

    The protest was inane anyway. The youth that got arrested for swinging at the candidate claimed he did this because the candidate answered a question "in a disrespectful way". I'm not a lawyer but I suspect this is probably not a good defense.

    1. zuckzuckgo

      Re: Misuse of Drone

      I'm sure he is facing stiff punishment.

    2. chivo243 Silver badge

      Re: Misuse of Drone! What kind of Load?

      "carrying a payload" I'll ask again, what kind of load?

      Do I need to explain the icon?

      1. bombastic bob Silver badge

        Re: Misuse of Drone! What kind of Load?

        he should've used a balloon - er, balloon-like... oh nevermind

    3. Snapper

      Re: Misuse of Drone

      Agree. Given the ability of most Americans to settle an argument with guns or explosives and a small minority perfectly willing to try, it wouldn't take too much imagination to turn a drone into a suicide drone.

      An example should be made.

      1. Cliffwilliams44 Silver badge

        Re: Misuse of Drone

        Or settle an argument by burning and looting your own community in the name of social justice. And then complain when their communities are depressed and blame it on "White Supremacy"!

        A fact they just don't understand: If you burn down the CVS, the CVS will leave.

    4. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

      Re: Misuse of Drone

      Yes, this wasn't a particularly effective form of protest, and when the cost/benefit ratio is considered it's a terrible use of resources. Pretty dumb.

      Gonzales is a controversial candidate (AFAIK; I don't live in Albuquerque, which is just fine with me1). Recently a spectator threw a punch at him at another campaign event, and one of his opponents brought an ethics charge against him – not just the usual posturing, that is, but filed a complaint with regulators that apparently has enough validity to be widely reported, at least. But there are much more effective, not to say legal, ways of organizing opposition to a candidate you dislike.

      Sheriffs in New Mexico are generally controversial anyway. The sheriff office in the states I've lived in attracts ire because of its involvement in jails and prisons, in serving legal papers, and in property evictions and repossessions. And sheriffs in New Mexico in particular just can't seem to stay away from political battles they have no reason to engage with.

      So a sheriff looking to use the office as a stepping-stone to others needs to have a thick skin and a sense of humor, at the very least. Tact and diplomacy would also be helpful.

      1As cities go it's OK, I suppose, but I'm not a fan of living in cities larger than a few thousand people. Just not an urban type.

  9. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    Is this...

    ...the 21st century version of throwing shoes at people?

    1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
      1. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

        Re: Is this...

        For a moment I read that as 3ft 36inches, and thought "that's quite some dildo".

        1. sebacoustic

          Re: Is this...

          3ft 36in as in 6ft ?

    2. chivo243 Silver badge

      Re: Is this...

      I was thinking of this too...

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Welcome back Tim

    It’s been a long time.

    1. TimMaher Silver badge

      Re: Welcome back Tim

      I haven’t been away. You must have missed my posts.

  11. Robert D Bank


    1. bombastic bob Silver badge

      I did a whois on that

      seems to be an ISP or something. I originally guessed 'domain squatter'

  12. Anonymous Coward

    I protest - strenuously - on First Amendment grounds!

    I went to the website with the video, and I watched the video.

    In the video, The Dildo is smudged out. One cannot see it. I could not see it.

    This is political censorship! The Dildo should not have been smudged out.

    I hereby assert that, in this country, Dildos are Protected Speech.

    I plan on filing a Federal lawsuit on First Amendment grounds. If need be, I will pursue this matter to the Supreme Court Of The United States.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I protest - strenuously - on First Amendment grounds!

      I defend your right to file such a protest and hope you receive the full attention of the Justice Department which you clearly deserve.


  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Watch your, err, head

  14. TimMaher Silver badge

    I am disappointed

    I thought this article was about Baroness Harding.

  15. Chairman of the Bored

    Is that a dong on a drone?

    The correct answer to that question is, "Roger, todger."

  16. Conundrum1885

    Re. helicocker

    Think a press conference featuring G Kasparov once had this happen.

    IIRC it was a foam-schlong-equipped model helicopter that time.

  17. Sgt_Oddball


    Johnson: [Noticing Dr. Evil's spaceship on radar] Colonel, you better have a look at this radar.

    Colonel: What is it, son?

    Johnson: I don't know, sir, but it looks like a giant--

    Jet Pilot: Dick.

    Dick: Yeah?

    Jet Pilot: Take a look out of starboard.

    Dick: Oh my God, it looks like a huge--

    Bird-Watching Woman: Pecker.

    Bird-Watching Man: [raising binoculars] Ooh, Where?

    Bird-Watching Woman: Wait, that's not a woodpecker, it looks like someone's--

    Army Sergeant: Privates! We have reports of an unidentified flying object. It has a long, smooth shaft, complete with--

    Baseball Umpire: Two balls.

    [looking up from game]

    Baseball Umpire: What is that. It looks just like an enormous--

    Chinese Teacher: Wang, pay attention!

    Wang: I was distracted by that giant flying--

    Musician: Willie.

    Willie Nelson: Yeah?

    Musician: What's that?

    Willie Nelson: [squints] Well, that looks like a giant--

    Colonel: Johnson?!

    Johnson: Yes, sir?

    Colonel: Get on the horn to British Intelligence and let them know about this.

    Basil: Did we get Dr. Evil?

    Johnson: No, sir. He got away in that rocket that looks like a huge--

    Schoolteacher: Penis. The male reproductive organ. Otherwise known as tallywhacker, schlong or--

    Dad: Weiner? Any of you kids want another weiner?

    Son: Dad? What's that? points at rocket

    Dad: I don't know, son, but it's got great big--

    Peanut seller: Nuts! Hot salty nuts! Who wants some-- Lord Almighty!

    Woman: That looks just like my husband's--

    Ringmaster: One-eyed monster! Step right up and see the One-Eyed Monster!

    One-eyed Monster: jumps out and scares crowd, then points to the rocket Hey, what's that? It looks like a big--

    female Fan: Woody! Woody Harrelson? Can I have an autograph?

    Woody Harrelson: Sure thing. [Sees rocket] Oh my lord.

    Female fan: It's big!

    Woody: Nah, I've seen bigger, it's--

    Dr. Evil: (To Mini-Me) Just a little prick. It's a flu shot. You've been in the coldness of space.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Obligatory...

      My wife likes to watch The Curse of Oak Island. I had to explaine to her why I burst out laughing because during a drill core examination the crew exclaimed "we got wood!" multiple times during an episode.

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "These people were trained"

    LOL. Because they managed to get up at the same time with protest signs they were a scary physical threat? I have news for you: even the late Douglas Adams was already making fun of digital watches..

    What a douche. No wonder someone decided to swing a picture of him under a drone..

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Was that a Dong missile?

    (I'll get my coat...)

    1. Sgt_Oddball

      Re: Was that a Dong missile?

      No, it's replacement.. The Long Dong....

      Can you get my coat too? It's the one with the bluffers guide to Far Eastern missiles in the pocket.

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