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1 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:43:05pm

The Onion strikes again!

2 SasquatchOnSteroids  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:43:46pm

That might be reality a year from now.

3 Arby Dwiar  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:48:14pm

They say that all good comedy involves an element of truth...

4 The Left  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:48:15pm

re: #2 SasquatchOnSteroids

That might be reality a year from now.

I'm not convinced it's not already reality. That's about the level of analysis we already get on the Sunday am shows.

5 Erik The Red  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:48:41pm

Sounds just like 44 and his cabinet. Arseholes.

6 freetoken  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:49:03pm

I wish I could up-ding this video more than one.

7 SasquatchOnSteroids  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:50:08pm

re: #4 iceweasel

I'm not convinced it's not already reality. That's about the level of analysis we already get on the Sunday am shows.

I haven't seen the Birch eyes yet, but it's getting close.

8 Erik The Red  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:53:33pm

Hello Lizards. Where has everyone gone?

9 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:54:55pm

re: #8 Erik The Red

Hello Lizards. Where has everyone gone?

Hiding from you; they left me here to tell you that.

*Zoit*

10 Erik The Red  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:55:56pm

re: #9 FurryOldGuyJeans

Hiding from you; they left me here to tell you that.

*Zoit*

OK. I have a bottle of great single malt scotch. Care to join me?

11 albusteve  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:56:14pm

looks like my cardiogram at the hospital

12 Erik The Red  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:56:52pm

re: #11 albusteve

looks like my cardiogram at the hospital

What that, a flat line?

13 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:56:58pm

LMAO

14 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:58:01pm

re: #10 Erik The Red

OK. I have a bottle of great single malt scotch. Care to join me?

*Snag* Oooh, just enough scotch for me! ;)

15 albusteve  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:58:25pm

re: #12 Erik The Red

What that, a flat line?

all over the place...flat line too soon come

16 DirtyDog  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:59:20pm

Wonder if the Big O has that tracker thing on his teleprompter?

17 tradewind  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:59:32pm

You'd think this came from The Onion, but nooo.... someone actually phoned it in...
[Link: bighollywood.breitbart.com...]

18 JacksonTn  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 7:59:59pm

re: #11 albusteve

looks like my cardiogram at the hospital

albusteve ... shut up! ...

Eddie Hinton ...

19 Mich-again  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:00:24pm

Lovin the Onion. Its become one of the best sites out there.

20 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:00:38pm

re: #16 DirtyDog

Wonder if the Big O has that tracker thing on his teleprompter?

Our Man Obama got the Mark I model last month, and is looking to the Mark II upgrades next week.

21 Digital Display  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:01:02pm

Royal pains was great tonight...Best new show of the summer...

22 albusteve  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:01:25pm

re: #18 JacksonTn

yer so nice....if I was half the woman you are my name would be Stephanie

23 hous bin pharteen  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:01:30pm

We are going to invade Sweden?

It must be with Obamo's takeover of GM.
I think they are after SAAB now!

24 hous bin pharteen  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:03:18pm

re: #16 DirtyDog

Telepromter, cell phone, portable lap top

25 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:05:05pm

re: #21 HoosierHoops

Royal pains was great tonight...Best new show of the summer...

It's not LOST.

26 albusteve  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:06:03pm

District 9 looks kinda cool....should I get a sitter and go see it?

27 Erik The Red  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:06:14pm

re: #25 Walter L. Newton

It's not LOST.

Hey Walter, I may just catch up in the next couple of weeks now that I am here.

28 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:06:32pm

re: #19 Mich-again

Lovin the Onion. Its become one of the best sites out there.

The skits are 100 times better than anything SNL has managed to barf up in the last few years and I am so surprised that they don't have some sort of show on cable or something (or did I miss it, I don't watch much TV).

29 albusteve  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:06:50pm

re: #25 Walter L. Newton

It's not LOST.

thank god...one LOST is enough

30 Digital Display  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:07:00pm

re: #25 Walter L. Newton

It's not LOST.

Lost isn't a summer show...Summer shows are mostly fun stuff...:) Like Royal pains
I like burn notice also...

31 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:07:29pm

re: #27 Erik The Red

Hey Walter, I may just catch up in the next couple of weeks now that I am here.

Oh, please do, please do. You would be a lot of fun yapping about it with during the season coming up.

32 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:08:14pm

re: #30 HoosierHoops

Lost isn't a summer show...Summer shows are mostly fun stuff...:) Like Royal pains
I like burn notice also...

I like skin viruses myself.

33 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:08:57pm

re: #29 albusteve

thank god...one LOST is enough

Hey, are you one of those fuckers who are trying to squabble with me and tell me about LOST revisionism?

34 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:09:38pm

re: #24 hous bin pharteen

Telepromter, cell phone, portable lap top

Well, Blackberries can handle real-time data feeds. So, yes he could have such a program, if it exsisted, on his Blackberry.

35 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:10:19pm

Colombian coffee comes with smuggled cocaine
Jul. 9, 2009 03:40 PM
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Customs agents discovered an extra ingredient in a shipment of Colombian coffee: nearly a half-ton of cocaine.

U.S. Customs officer Troy Simon said Thursday it was his agency's biggest cocaine find at the Port of New Orleans since more than two tons turned up in a transformer shipment about 10 years ago.

36 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:10:42pm

re: #30 HoosierHoops

Lost isn't a summer show...Summer shows are mostly fun stuff...:) Like Royal pains
I like burn notice also...

Royal Pains is OK, but Burn Notice is superb. I never miss it (I Tivo every new episode).

37 albusteve  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:10:43pm

re: #33 Walter L. Newton

Hey, are you one of those fuckers who are trying to squabble with me and tell me about LOST revisionism?

extreme squabble fucker

38 SasquatchOnSteroids  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:11:08pm

re: #16 DirtyDog

Wonder if the Big O has that tracker thing on his teleprompter?

Joe broke it.

39 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:11:17pm

re: #35 FurryOldGuyJeans

Colombian coffee comes with smuggled cocaine
Jul. 9, 2009 03:40 PM
Associated Press

For those who need an extra kick to wake up it the morning. :D

40 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:11:39pm

re: #38 SasquatchOnSteroids

Joe broke it.

[snicker]

41 Digital Display  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:12:02pm

re: #36 Dark_Falcon

Royal Pains is OK, but Burn Notice is superb. I never miss it (I Tivo every new episode).

I always TIVO Burn Notice.. I did again tonight but missed it.Going to watch it soon...Great show.

42 3 wood  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:12:39pm

Good evening.

I laughed out loud when I saw this item:

New York Times Considers $5 Monthly Web-Access Fee

July 9 (Bloomberg) -- New York Times Co. said in a survey of print subscribers that it’s considering a $5 monthly fee for access to its namesake newspaper’s Web site.

Times Co. also asked whether subscribers would be willing to pay a discounted fee of $2.50 a month for access to the site, in the poll confirmed today by Catherine Mathis, a company spokeswoman. Nytimes.com, the most visited among newspapers’ sites, is currently free.

Times Co. is contemplating additional sources of revenue as marketers slow spending on the Internet. Ad sales at the publisher’s sites, also including about.com and boston.com, fell 8 percent and 3.5 percent in the first quarter and fourth quarter of 2008 respectively.


Hey NYT executives! Please start charging your customers on the web. In fact don't stop at $5, that's for pikers. Go the full monty and demand $20 a month...., and raise your news stand price too...., double it in fact. That's the ticket.

43 SteveC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:13:25pm

Florida Eliza Update!

The anesthesiologist says everything went as planned, operation concluded about 2240 Eastern time!

44 jaunte  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:13:44pm

re: #42 3 wood

You're right. They should do it simply to defend the honor of the Newspaper of Record!

45 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:13:57pm

re: #42 3 wood

The quicker they go broke the better, I say.

46 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:14:02pm

Brilliant.

47 jcm  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:14:34pm

Confusion in the Administration?

Johnson Opens the Door to Post-Acquittal Detentions

Johnson said that “as a matter of legal authority,” the administration’s powers to detain someone under the law of war don’t expire for a detainee after he’s acquitted in court. “If you have authority under the law of war to detain someone” under the Supreme Court’s Hamdi ruling, “that is true irrespective of what happens on the prosecution side.”

So what's the point of sticking them in the civilian system if your going to hang on to them anyway? Why all the effort and cost of a trial?

Sounds like wanting to have their cake and eat it too.

48 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:14:55pm

re: #43 SteveC

Florida Eliza Update!

The anesthesiologist says everything went as planned, operation concluded about 2240 Eastern time!

Good. Stable?

49 SasquatchOnSteroids  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:15:00pm

re: #39 Dark_Falcon

For those who need an extra kick to wake up it the morning. :D

HONEYI'M GOING TO WORK!HAVEYOUSEENMYKEYS?WHERE'SMYFUCKINGKEYS?SHITSHIT!INMYHANDS!BYEEE!

/collapse

50 Irenicum  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:16:03pm

Hilarious! And accurate!

51 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:16:10pm

re: #42 3 wood

They had a subscription plan last year that flopped. Web traffic is driven by the blogs and nobody's going to link to articles that people can't read.

52 albusteve  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:17:34pm

should anyone ask....Right Said Steve

53 3 wood  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:18:22pm

You could see this coming:
Roland Burris won't run for Senate seat in 2010


U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has decided NOT to seek election to the seat he fought the government to keep.

Sen. Burris is planning to announce his decision Friday by issuing a statement to the press. But he’s reportedly not planning to field any questions from the press.
The decision by Burris was based on his inability to raise campaign funds; campaign disclosures with the Federal Election Commission are expected to be filed next week...and he has reportedly only raised approximately $20,000


Actually, I have it from a pretty good source that he only raised $750 in real money, the rest was dough he funneled to himself through friends to try to make it look better.

The Chicago Machine will find another hump out of the sewer to run.

54 SteveC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:18:35pm

re: #48 Walter L. Newton

Good. Stable?

VERY short email I got implies that she is. Probably sent in a rush - I'll find out more tomorrow, I'm sure.

55 sngnsgt  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:18:39pm

LOL! I'm still laughing at the Obooty pic at Drudge!

56 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:19:38pm

re: #47 jcm

Confusion in the Administration?

Johnson Opens the Door to Post-Acquittal Detentions

So what's the point of sticking them in the civilian system if your going to hang on to them anyway? Why all the effort and cost of a trial?

Sounds like wanting to have their cake and eat it too.

Obama wants to talk about trials so he doesn't look like he's doing a '180 on enemy combatants. He's figured out that he can't let some of these men go, ever, but his base would go even more crazy than usual if he admitted it.

57 Irenicum  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:19:48pm

re: #35 FurryOldGuyJeans

Decaf!

58 3 wood  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:19:52pm

re: #44 jaunte

You're right. They should do it simply to defend the honor of the Newspaper of Record!


I think they should go all out to disprove the Law of Demand and Supply.

59 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:19:57pm

Parody?
Comments

After long consideration, COMMENTARY’s editors have decided to end the policy of publishing comments.

60 Ojoe  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:20:15pm

A beautiful, rather abstract, evening Towercam. San Gabriel Mountains of California, Pacific time zone.

And:

"The old nations of the earth creep on at a snail's pace; the Republic thunders past with the rush of the express. The United States, the growth of a single century, has already reached the foremost rank among nations, and is destined soon to outdistance all others in the race. In population, in wealth, in annual saving and public credit, in freedom from debt, in agriculture and in manufactures, America already leads the civilized world."

—Andrew Carnegie, 1890s.

..."in freedom from debt"...

..."in public credit"...


Good night all.

61 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:20:20pm

re: #52 albusteve

should anyone ask....Right Said Steve


[Video]

Ok, I don't get it, but anyhow.

62 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:20:46pm

re: #53 3 wood

You could see this coming:
Roland Burris won't run for Senate seat in 2010


Actually, I have it from a pretty good source that he only raised $750 in real money, the rest was dough he funneled to himself through friends to try to make it look better.

The Chicago Machine will find another hump out of the sewer to run.

They can run their hump. Mark Kirk will blow their goon out of the water, and Illinois will finally have a sane senator again.

63 jcm  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:20:50pm

re: #56 Dark_Falcon

Obama wants to talk about trials so he doesn't look like he's doing a '180 on enemy combatants. He's figured out that he can't let some of these men go, ever, but his base would go even more crazy than usual if he admitted it.

Look we're having trials! I'm nice! Can I be popular too?

//

64 jaunte  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:21:00pm

re: #59 Killgore Trout

Commentary
don't need no stinkin' commentary!

65 SteveC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:21:06pm

re: #53 3 wood

Actually, I have it from a pretty good source that he only raised $750 in real money, the rest was dough he funneled to himself through friends to try to make it look better.

Damn. I think the average "man on the street" could raise $750 for any worthy cause with their eyes closed.

WORTHY cause, of course.

66 The Left  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:21:22pm

re: #47 jcm

Confusion in the Administration?

Johnson Opens the Door to Post-Acquittal Detentions

So what's the point of sticking them in the civilian system if your going to hang on to them anyway? Why all the effort and cost of a trial?

Sounds like wanting to have their cake and eat it too.

That's exactly what's going on. They want to shift them to the civilian system in order to give lip service to the promise of closing Guantanamo, while at the same time Obama's admin is asserting the right of the POTUS to detain people indefinitely, even if acquitted.

Meet the new NewSpeak, same as the Old NewSpeak.

67 3 wood  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:22:03pm

re: #51 Killgore Trout

They had a subscription plan last year that flopped. Web traffic is driven by the blogs and nobody's going to link to articles that people can't read.

Shhhh.

*whispering*

You know that, and I know that, and anybody with a functioning brain knows that, but I'm hoping they find that out the hard way.

68 SasquatchOnSteroids  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:22:05pm
69 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:22:41pm

If I were in the Secret Service, I would be looking at whether it were in my legal power to keep Michelle from seeing the Drudge picture.

70 The Left  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:22:46pm

re: #59 Killgore Trout

Parody?
Comments

I heard Commentary and Dissent had merged and are now called Dysentery.

/woody allen

71 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:23:23pm

re: #64 jaunte

My first reaction is that it must be a parody but it's really hard to keep comments on right leaning sites clean these days. Maybe they just figured it isn't worth the effort.

72 livefreeor die  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:23:39pm

re: #55 sngnsgt

LOL! I'm still laughing at the Obooty pic at Drudge!

What a great name for it!
And here I hoped he'd be a change from the last Democrat who was President.

73 jcm  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:24:52pm

re: #68 SasquatchOnSteroids

A NYT moment

Another NYT moment.

74 jaunte  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:25:03pm

re: #71 Killgore Trout

Too expensive to pay the night monitors.

75 The Left  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:25:11pm

NRO is considering comments at the Corner. (allegedly) Lowry had a post up a while back saying that.

I'll be surprised if it happens though.

76 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:25:32pm

re: #71 Killgore Trout

My first reaction is that it must be a parody but it's really hard to keep comments on right leaning sites clean these days. Maybe they just figured it isn't worth the effort.

You got that. I noticed that the left blog are as clean as a whistle these days, must be the wonderful Obama administration who has calmed the liberal beast, and peace and love abound.

Give me a break.

77 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:25:32pm

re: #68 SasquatchOnSteroids

A NYT moment

Ouch!

re: #73 jcm

Another NYT moment.

Double Ouch!

78 jcm  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:25:47pm

re: #69 EmmmieG

If I were in the Secret Service, I would be looking at whether it were in my legal power to keep Michelle from seeing the Drudge picture.

She won't kill, him..... maybe just a Lorena moment.

////

79 livefreeor die  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:25:54pm

re: #69 EmmmieG

If I were in the Secret Service, I would be looking at whether it were in my legal power to keep Michelle from seeing the Drudge picture.

And keep Hillary from sidling up to her with a big smirk on her face and saying, "Welcome to the club!"

80 SasquatchOnSteroids  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:26:17pm

re: #73 jcm

Another NYT moment.

I always lose at paper, rock, scissors.

81 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:26:37pm

re: #75 iceweasel

NRO is considering comments at the Corner. (allegedly) Lowry had a post up a while back saying that.

I'll be surprised if it happens though.

I hope not. I was really proud the day I had an email partially quoted in the Corner, mostly because I knew they got a lot of email.

82 jcm  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:28:07pm

re: #80 SasquatchOnSteroids

I always lose at paper, rock, scissors.

NYT always loses at paper, rock, scissors.

FIFY

83 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:30:00pm

*ALERT* *ALERT*

Troll flounce in progress in previous thread!

84 SteveC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:30:06pm

re: #69 EmmmieG

If I were in the Secret Service, I would be looking at whether it were in my legal power to keep Michelle from seeing the Drudge picture.

She does have it going on, though. Repugs, Demoncrats, treehuggers, redstate rednecks, moonbats, and The Sons of Katie Elder can all agreee on that one!

85 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:30:13pm

re: #81 EmmmieG

I hope not. I was really proud the day I had an email partially quoted in the Corner, mostly because I knew they got a lot of email.

That's nothing, the FBI and the CIA are constantly quoting my emails.
///

86 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:30:20pm

I told you all that Charles would post this soon!

87 The Left  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:30:48pm

re: #81 EmmmieG

I hope not. I was really proud the day I had an email partially quoted in the Corner, mostly because I knew they got a lot of email.

WOW! That's cool!

You're right, they get tons of mail!

88 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:32:06pm

re: #28 Walter L. Newton

The skits are 100 times better than anything SNL has managed to barf up in the last few years and I am so surprised that they don't have some sort of show on cable or something (or did I miss it, I don't watch much TV).

The Onion did some work with the Dana Carvey Show (brilliant sketch comedy show that only lasted about 6 episodes) but what they did was never aired. There's a clip of one segment on the dvd that recently was released.

89 The Left  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:32:14pm

re: #76 Walter L. Newton

You got that. I noticed that the left blog are as clean as a whistle these days, must be the wonderful Obama administration who has calmed the liberal beast, and peace and love abound.

Give me a break.

DU remains a freakshow-- the Free Republic of the left, and Kos and HuffPo have always had pockets of insanity and nastiness.

90 3 wood  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:33:08pm

AIG back in the news:
AIG Seeks Clearance For More Bonuses


Friday, July 10, 2009

American International Group is preparing to pay millions of dollars more in bonuses to several dozen top corporate executives after an earlier round of payments four months ago set off a national furor.

The troubled insurance giant has been pressing the federal government to bless the payments in hopes of shielding itself from renewed public outrage.

The request puts the administration's new compensation czar on the spot by seeking his opinion about bonuses that were promised long before he took his post.

AIG doesn't actually need the permission of Kenneth R. Feinberg, who President Obama appointed last month to oversee the compensation of top executives at seven firms that have received large federal bailouts. But officials at AIG, whose federal rescue package stands at $180 billion, have been reluctant to move forward without political cover from the government.

"Anytime we write a check to anybody" it is highly scrutinized, said an AIG official, who declined to speak on the record because the negotiations with Feinberg are ongoing. "We would want to feel comfortable that the government is comfortable with what we are doing."

The payments coming due next week include $2.4 million in bonuses for about 40 high-ranking executives at AIG, according to administration documents from earlier this year. Though the actual sum may have changed since then, the payments are much smaller than those that caused the upheaval in March.

Still, officials at AIG and within the government see them as a land mine.

How is Bush going to get blamed for this by the Democrats? You know he will, I'm just curious how they do it.

91 freetoken  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:33:28pm

re: #83 FurryOldGuyJeans

Looks like an old returnee finally snuck back in...

Not as fun as the meltdowns over crashed world-views.

92 The Shadow Do  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:34:47pm

re: #53 3 wood

You could see this coming:
Roland Burris won't run for Senate seat in 2010

Actually, I have it from a pretty good source that he only raised $750 in real money, the rest was dough he funneled to himself through friends to try to make it look better.


The Chicago Machine will find another hump out of the sewer to run.

Talk about a tough job, how would you like to be the guy running the search for a machine-friendly candidate that is not blatently tattood with the 'I am totally corrupt' mark of the Daley's?

93 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:34:51pm

re: #91 freetoken

Looks like an old returnee finally snuck back in...

Not as fun as the meltdowns over crashed world-views.

Then forget I told you all about it.

94 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:35:25pm

And since I mentioned the Dana Carvey Show:

95 yochanan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:36:27pm

Image: r3356552547.jpg

nice tocukas
first normal male reaction out of the zero so far was thinking he was the first black female POTUS

96 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:38:02pm

congratulations to iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad on the birth of his new twins. here's the first photo of the newborns:

[Link: news.yahoo.com...]

97 freetoken  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:38:27pm

re: #95 yochanan

...first normal male reaction out of the zero so far was thinking he was the first black female POTUS

You're not doing one of the deep, cultural misogyny things, of which was discussed earlier, are you?

98 avanti  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:38:34pm

For the few that like Nate Silver of 538.com or poker in general, here's the hand he lost on after almost making day 3 of the worlds series of poker. It's a good primer on how much math goes into poker at the tournaments.
Nate finished in the top 700 or so out of 6500, but still a few 100 from the money.

poker.

99 yochanan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:38:44pm

re: #92 The Shadow Do

Talk about a tough job, how would you like to be the guy running the search for a machine-friendly candidate that is not blatently tattood with the 'I am totally corrupt' mark of the Daley's?

BLOGO'S chief crook just flipped for the feds i think that is the real reason he isn't running

100 3 wood  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:38:47pm

re: #71 Killgore Trout

My first reaction is that it must be a parody but it's really hard to keep comments on right leaning sites clean these days. Maybe they just figured it isn't worth the effort.

Hmmm, I seem to recall someone with your nic dropped the f-bomb the other night out of the blue.

101 SteveC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:39:29pm
AIG doesn't actually need the permission of Kenneth R. Feinberg, who President Obama appointed last month to oversee the compensation of top executives at seven firms that have received large federal bailouts. But officials at AIG, whose federal rescue package stands at $180 billion, have been reluctant to move forward without political cover from the government.

Plant a pecan tree and grow some nutz!

"What was the reaction of Executive Compensation Czar Feinburg to the news that AIG was contemplating new bonuses?"

"Mr. Feinburg is not an employee of AIG and has no input regarding our compensation policies. His opinion was not taken into consideration. Next question?"

102 yochanan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:39:58pm

re: #97 freetoken

that would depend on if the wifie is asleep or not

103 3 wood  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:40:41pm

re: #92 The Shadow Do

Talk about a tough job, how would you like to be the guy running the search for a machine-friendly candidate that is not blatently tattood with the 'I am totally corrupt' mark of the Daley's?

They have no shame. I'm sure they have 3 or 4 candidates they are lining up already.

104 Killian Bundy  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:40:54pm

Teen pregnant after ‘swimming in pool’

A WOMAN is suing an Egyptian hotel claiming her daughter got pregnant - from using the swimming pool.

Magdalena Kwiatkowska's 13-year-old returned to Poland from their holiday expecting a baby.

Magdalena believes the teenager conceived from stray sperm after taking a dip in the hotel's mixed pool. She is now seeking compensation from the hotel.

A travel industry source said: "The mother is adamant that her daughter didn't meet any boys while she was there.

"She is determined to go ahead with the case."

Tourist authorities in Warsaw, Poland, have confirmed they received the bizarre complaint.

/m'kay . . .

105 Racer X  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:42:13pm

Ahh... just finishing dinner and a Paulaner Salvator Double Bock.

Life is good!

burp.

106 3 wood  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:42:25pm

re: #89 iceweasel

DU remains a freakshow-- the Free Republic of the left, and Kos and HuffPo have always had pockets of insanity and nastiness.


That, I can agree with.

107 SteveC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:43:37pm

re: #104 Killian Bundy

A travel industry source said: "The mother is adamant that her daughter didn't meet any boys while she was there.

"Out in the back seat of my '57 Chevy... "

108 3 wood  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:43:38pm

re: #104 Killian Bundy

And the Mom believes that.

109 Racer X  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:43:48pm

re: #100 3 wood

Hmmm, I seem to recall someone with your nic dropped the f-bomb the other night out of the blue.

Dudes a Moby! I knew it!

110 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:43:55pm

re: #100 3 wood

Hmmm, I seem to recall someone with your nic dropped the f-bomb the other night out of the blue.

Winged him!

111 The Shadow Do  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:45:44pm

re: #103 3 wood

They have no shame. I'm sure they have 3 or 4 candidates they are lining up already.

What are the odds Illinois elects a conservative Senator in 2010?

112 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:46:07pm

re: #105 Racer X

Ahh... just finishing dinner and a Paulaner Salvator Double Bock.

Life is good!

burp.

I had a Stone 13th Anniversary Ale tonight. One of the best beers I've had in a long time.

113 livefreeor die  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:46:52pm

re: #111 The Shadow Do

What are the odds Illinois elects a conservative Senator in 2010?

Dit-ka! Dit-ka!

114 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:47:02pm

For your dining pleasure tonight fresh roast troll buttocks are now being served in the previous thread.

115 sngnsgt  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:47:31pm

re: #104 Killian Bundy

One of the comments posted there:

"the swimacculate conception"
116 ShanghaiEd  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:47:35pm

re: #104 Killian Bundy

Teen pregnant after ‘swimming in pool’

/m'kay . . .

Unlikely, but is it technically impossible? Just askin'.

117 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:48:04pm

re: #83 FurryOldGuyJeans

*ALERT* *ALERT*

Troll flounce in progress in previous thread!

"Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys!"

118 zombie  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:48:41pm

That Onion video (which I just watched) is actually extremely funny -- but, tragically, it is no different from reality, since the network pundits do nothing but pander exactly as depicted in the skit. The only difference being, they don't need real-time feedback -- they already know ahead of time which buzzphrases will resonate with which audience.

119 SteveC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:49:17pm

re: #114 FurryOldGuyJeans

For your dining pleasure tonight fresh roast troll buttocks are now being served in the previous thread.

Mess Hall, this is the bridge, you've got INCOMING!

120 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:49:39pm

re: #111 The Shadow Do

What are the odds Illinois elects a conservative Senator in 2010?

Fairly good. Mark Kirk did vote for cap-and-trade, but given his district he had to (the North Shore is quite liberal on climate issues). But on taxes and defense, he's as solid as they come. He'll be the GOP candidate, and he'll win!

121 yochanan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:49:41pm

re: #111 The Shadow Do

frankly given the cesspool I would be happy just to get a moderate republican.

122 ShanghaiEd  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:50:24pm

re: #117 MandyManners

"Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys!"

The other other other white meat?

123 3 wood  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:50:55pm

re: #111 The Shadow Do

What are the odds Illinois elects a conservative Senator in 2010?

Given that the Illinois Republican party is still dysfunctional and the media is still in bed with the Democrats, don't hold your breath.

124 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:51:29pm

re: #116 ShanghaiEd

Unlikely, but is it technically impossible? Just askin'.

No, it could happen, but the odds of it are infinitesimally small. Most likely she just felt like having some fun while away from home, and came back with more than she planned.

125 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:52:10pm

re: #123 3 wood

Given that the Illinois Republican party is still dysfunctional and the media is still in bed with the Democrats, don't hold your breath.

I disagree. Mark Kirk can win, and I think he will. (says the Cubs fan)

126 3 wood  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:52:12pm

re: #116 ShanghaiEd

Unlikely, but is it technically impossible? Just askin'.

With the chemicals you have in a pool, no way this can happen.

127 3 wood  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:53:30pm

re: #125 Dark_Falcon

I disagree. Mark Kirk can win, and I think he will. (says the Cubs fan)

I did not say they couldn't just don't hold your breath.

Did you her about Dempster? Broke his toe goofing off

128 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:53:49pm

re: #118 zombie

"You know Bart, it's funny cause it's true."

-Fat Tony

129 3 wood  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:54:00pm

Time to call it a night. Adios.

130 Killian Bundy  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:54:20pm

re: #116 ShanghaiEd

Unlikely, but is it technically impossible? Just askin'.

/hotel pools are chlorinated, kills fish, don't see why sperm would be any different

131 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:55:53pm

Good evening y'all - hope everyone is doing ok tonight!
What all are we talking about?

132 jaunte  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:57:07pm

re: #131 realwest

Hi realwest. Commentary has disabled comments, and the NYT is thinking of raising its prices for online content.

133 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:57:31pm

re: #131 realwest

Good evening y'all - hope everyone is doing ok tonight!
What all are we talking about?

Having boring troll fest in the previous thread from a returnee.

134 SteveC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:58:31pm

re: #131 realwest

Good evening y'all - hope everyone is doing ok tonight!
What all are we talking about?

getting preggo in the hotel pool

getting ready to carve up some fresh gamey buttocks in the previous thread.

a 16 year old with a heart defect who has been in the hospital for almost a month came through a pretty delicate procedure - looks good so far

135 The Shadow Do  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:59:03pm

re: #123 3 wood

Given that the Illinois Republican party is still dysfunctional and the media is still in bed with the Democrats, don't hold your breath.

Thanks 3, I'll leave the suppresion of respiratory emissions to the libs thank you.

heh

136 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 8:59:11pm

Hello Night Lizards! It was kinda balmy today in Near Iowa.

Did anyone famous die today?

How are you-all and what are we talking about?

137 Mich-again  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:00:22pm

Calling 3 Wood, (I have a baseball question..)

What's better for a young hitter, an aluminum or wood bat? Common knowledge is the ball has more pop from an aluminum bat, but I think the wood bat has a bigger sweet spot because they are heavier.

Odd thing is I haven't seen a single wood bat in watching and coaching LL for 4 years. But my 14 YO tried one today at BP and loved it for the pop and distance. Could it be the aluminum bats the team has are old and lost their pop?

Just wondering..

138 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:02:47pm

re: #132 jaunte Hey my friend. Why did Commentary disable it's contents?
And the NYT won't get it - as Charles said on a radio interview about 6 months ago, they are dropping readers and revenues because of the LEFT bias in their reporting, not just in editorials and Op Ed. So raising their cost isn't gonna stop the financial bleeding.

139 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:03:46pm

Another good one from The Onion:

[Link: www.theonion.com...]

140 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:03:52pm

re: #133 FurryOldGuyJeans

Having boring troll fest in the previous thread from a returnee.


Yeah, I noticed when I went to the Bottom comments - Madistan or something like that? I was surprised Charles didn't ban his ass again. So I down dinged him anyway!

141 jaunte  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:04:49pm

re: #138 realwest

No explanation from Podhoretz on Commentary's new policy; I was encouraging the NYT to increase their prices, if only to defend their 'honor.'

142 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:05:03pm

re: #137 Mich-again

I'd think wood bats are better. They're less expensive, and you may have noticed that MLB has a carpet ban on aluminum bats. You wanna argue that point, go talk to the Commissioner.

143 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:05:10pm

re: #140 realwest

Yeah, I noticed when I went to the Bottom comments - Madistan or something like that? I was surprised Charles didn't ban his ass again. So I down dinged him anyway!

The only good thing with this troll is getting my ding finger some exercise. ;)

144 The Shadow Do  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:05:22pm

Why in hell are there aluminum bats?

I never understood this.

*ping* vs *crack*

Why is this a good thing? I truly don't get this.

145 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:05:29pm

re: #83 FurryOldGuyJeans

He's a freeper. Probably upset about the traffic I sent their way about the racist Free Republic thread I linked to earlier. I think it should probably be a thread here on LGF. That shit's just inexcusable.

146 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:06:27pm

re: #134 SteveC

getting preggo in the hotel pool

getting ready to carve up some fresh gamey buttocks in the previous thread.

a 16 year old with a heart defect who has been in the hospital for almost a month came through a pretty delicate procedure - looks good so far


Hi SteveC - uh, YOU'RE getting preggo in a hotel room! What?
And I know about the idiot Madistan and don't know why Charles hasn't banned his ass - again.
I'm REALLY glad to hear about that 16 year old and will be praying for her/him.

147 SteveC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:08:29pm

re: #144 The Shadow Do

Why in hell are there aluminum bats?

I never understood this.

*ping* vs *crack*

Why is this a good thing? I truly don't get this.

Nor do I. The ball comes off of an aluminum bat so fast, that in the hands of a MLB level player, the pitcher's life is literally at risk.

148 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:08:56pm

re: #145 Killgore Trout

He's a freeper. Probably upset about the traffic I sent their way about the racist Free Republic thread I linked to earlier. I think it should probably be a thread here on LGF. That shit's just inexcusable.

Then suggest it to our fearless blog owner, why don't ya?

149 Killian Bundy  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:09:07pm

Forget gas, batteries — pee is new power source

Urine-powered cars, homes and personal electronic devices could be available in six months with new technology developed by scientists from Ohio University.

Using a nickel-based electrode, the scientists can create large amounts of cheap hydrogen from urine that could be burned or used in fuel cells. "One cow can provide enough energy to supply hot water for 19 houses," said Gerardine Botte, a professor at Ohio University developing the technology. "Soldiers in the field could carry their own fuel."

/why do we need cap and tax again?

150 JacksonTn  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:10:02pm

re: #148 FurryOldGuyJeans

Then suggest it to our fearless blog owner, why don't ya?

FOJG ... I don't see how that is a great idea ... why even give them the exposure? ... most know what goes on over there ...

151 Mich-again  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:10:15pm

re: #142 Steffan

I'd think wood bats are better. They're less expensive, and you may have noticed that MLB has a carpet ban on aluminum bats. You wanna argue that point, go talk to the Commissioner.

No one would play 3rd base.

152 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:10:36pm

re: #148 FurryOldGuyJeans

He's aware and commented on it earlier.

153 Racer X  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:10:38pm

re: #144 The Shadow Do

Why in hell are there aluminum bats?

I never understood this.

*ping* vs *crack*

Why is this a good thing? I truly don't get this.

OK. When you whack a troll with an aluminum bat, does it still go "ping"? Or does it just whimper off into a corner and expire?

154 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:11:07pm

re: #144 The Shadow Do
Well I'm no expert - good field, no hit former second baseman here! - but the aluminum bats do supposedly make the ball go farther than the wood bats and also are lighter, enabling little leaguers to get the bat speed they need to really hit the ball.
I hate em, personally. But then again I hate the Designated Hitter Rule and the Baseball commissioner seems able to live with my stated dislikes so...................! LOL!

155 SteveC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:11:49pm

re: #149 Killian Bundy

Urine-powered cars, homes and personal electronic devices could be available in six months with new technology developed by scientists from Ohio University.

Those diuretics I take are gonna make me a rich man! Wonder if I can start a retail outlet?

156 The Shadow Do  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:11:49pm

re: #147 SteveC

Nor do I. The ball comes off of an aluminum bat so fast, that in the hands of a MLB level player, the pitcher's life is literally at risk.

Pre aluminum, a friend of mine in little league, a pticher, caught a hot smash back to the mound that hit him in the head. He was blinded for life. And aluminum bats are a good thing? I don't get it.

157 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:12:26pm

re: #136 ggt
Hey hi ggt! Hope all is well - right now we seem to be talking about Steve C's getting pregnant in a hotel room and aluminum baseball bats vs wooden - sorry, I just got here myself!

158 JacksonTn  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:13:18pm

re: #155 SteveC

Those diuretics I take are gonna make me a rich man! Wonder if I can start a retail outlet?

SteveC .... hahaha ... who knew old men getting up in the middle of the night to go pee would save us all! ... you know there could be some sort of pee saving container ...

159 SteveC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:14:02pm

re: #157 realwest

Hey hi ggt! Hope all is well - right now we seem to be talking about Steve C's getting pregnant in a hotel room and aluminum baseball bats vs wooden - sorry, I just got here myself!

It wasn't the room, it was the pool! And it wasn't me, it was some Egyptian girl!

What have I started!

160 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:17:00pm

re: #149 Killian Bundy
Hey Killian - does that mean that with certain special hydrogen type vehicles y'all could just pull over to the side of the road, whip off the gas cap and uh, fill 'er up?
Cool!

161 The Left  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:20:25pm

The only way you can get pregnant from swimming in a hotel pool is if you're having sex in that pool.

People have mentioned the chemicals in the pool, but another issue is temperature. Sperm can stay viable inside the vagina for (i think) up to 3 days,(yikes!), but sperm rapidly degrades if not 'stored' at the right temperature.

162 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:21:06pm

re: #156 The Shadow Do
Say, did you catch my #154 to you? Major league players - or for that matter college and single through triple A level players could never use those metal bats - I mean they really do give MUCH faster bat speed and pitchers, third basemen and second basemen would be putting their lives on the line if they allowed aluminum bats to be used. 8-14 year olds, not so much!

163 Racer X  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:21:46pm

re: #161 iceweasel

I once impregnated a girl simply by looking at her. Yes, I am that good.

164 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:22:12pm

re: #159 SteveC

It wasn't the room, it was the pool! And it wasn't me, it was some Egyptian girl!

What have I started!


Well some strange (and frankly a few nasty) rumors about yourself, for one thing! LOL!

165 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:22:31pm

re: #163 Racer X

I once impregnated a girl simply by looking at her. Yes, I am that good.

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude.

166 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:23:26pm

re: #163 Racer X

I once impregnated a girl simply by looking at her. Yes, I am that good.


and obviously, that fast!
;)

167 The Left  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:23:33pm

re: #138 realwest

Hey my friend. Why did Commentary disable it's contents?
And the NYT won't get it - as Charles said on a radio interview about 6 months ago, they are dropping readers and revenues because of the LEFT bias in their reporting, not just in editorials and Op Ed. So raising their cost isn't gonna stop the financial bleeding.

I'd disagree only slightly to point out that many on 'the left' have despised the Times for years now and they (we) are also part of the reason why it's tanking. The content sucks, and people on the progressive left have agreed with that assessment for years now.

The right was never subscribing to the times in the first place. It's the prog left leaving them in droves.

168 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:24:59pm

re: #144 The Shadow Do

They came out when I was in high school -- I was the equipment manager for the team. They were supposedly better than plain wood, and Saved The Trees.

There were a couple of players who liked them -- everyone else went with the plain ol' standard, wood. Scroll down to Rule 1.10 (a) if you doubt me. :p

169 RunningBare  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:25:13pm

re: #89 iceweasel

DU remains a freakshow-- the Free Republic of the left, and Kos and HuffPo have always had pockets of insanity and nastiness.

DU and FR are both fun to read, because it's like watching a train wreck in progress. Good times.

170 Mich-again  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:25:37pm

re: #154 realwest

- but the aluminum bats do supposedly make the ball go farther than the wood bats and also are lighter, enabling little leaguers to get the bat speed they need to really hit the ball.

From physics, the amount of energy the ball gets from the bat is a function of both the bat and ball speed and mass, the angle of the impact and how much energy is absorbed by the bat and the ball in the collision. You want an elastic collision but that isn't possible in the real world. Somewhere there is a maximum value of bat speed, weight and elasticity, a perfect match of bat and batter.

171 Racer X  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:25:45pm

re: #166 realwest

and obviously, that fast!
;)

OK, RW, you got me.

*cleaning beer off monitor*

172 Mich-again  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:26:43pm

re: #154 realwest

- but the aluminum bats do supposedly make the ball go farther than the wood bats and also are lighter, enabling little leaguers to get the bat speed they need to really hit the ball.

From physics, the amount of energy the ball gets from the bat is a function of both the bat and ball speed and mass, the angle of the impact and how much energy is absorbed by the bat and the ball in the collision. You want an elastic collision but that isn't possible in the real world. Somewhere there is a maximum value of bat speed, weight and elasticity, a perfect match of bat and batter.

173 Mich-again  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:27:18pm

That might just be my first double post ever. Sorry.

174 RunningBare  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:27:56pm

re: #166 realwest

and obviously, that fast!
;)


ROTFL...

175 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:29:01pm

re: #167 iceweasel
Well when the NY Herald Tribune went under I switched to the NY Times (yes, I am that old!) for about six months and - except for the Sunday edition it just sucked. Now even the Sunday editions sucks.
So if the Left doesn't like it and the Right doesn't like it, who the hell is buying the NYTimes? Other than the Onion and Iowahawk, perhaps, looking for fresh material I mean!

176 RunningBare  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:29:50pm

re: #173 Mich-again

That might just be my first double post ever. Sorry.


So, if I understand you right, you're trying to say that from physics, the amount of energy the ball gets from the bat is a function of both the bat and ball speed and mass, the angle of the impact and how much energy is absorbed by the bat and the ball in the collision. You want an elastic collision but that isn't possible in the real world. Somewhere there is a maximum value of bat speed, weight and elasticity, a perfect match of bat and batter.

177 SteveC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:30:40pm

re: #162 realwest

Say, did you catch my #154 to you? Major league players - or for that matter college and single through triple A level players could never use those metal bats - I mean they really do give MUCH faster bat speed and pitchers, third basemen and second basemen would be putting their lives on the line if they allowed aluminum bats to be used. 8-14 year olds, not so much!

Hit Baseball to the chest at the precise moment can trigger Ventricular
Defibrillation - throw the heart's electrical system out of sync and causes the heart to beat uncontrollably. You've got about a minute to figure out what is going on and SLAM your fist down into the ribcage over the heart as hard as possible to reset it.

Thankfully, it has to happen at the exact moment between beat when the heart's electrical system is reloading itself for the next beat to trigger Vent Defib, which is why 99.99% of all baseball strikes to the chest leave the player rolling on the ground thinking that a mule just kicked him.

178 livefreeor die  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:31:14pm

re: #175 realwest

Well when the NY Herald Tribune went under I switched to the NY Times (yes, I am that old!) for about six months and - except for the Sunday edition it just sucked. Now even the Sunday editions sucks.
So if the Left doesn't like it and the Right doesn't like it, who the hell is buying the NYTimes? Other than the Onion and Iowahawk, perhaps, looking for fresh material I mean!

My father is a conservative but he is still bound and determined to believe that the NYTimes publishes facts. I think he's mostly obsessed with their crossword puzzles.

179 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:31:36pm

re: #168 Steffan
Really? They use aluminum bats in High School? Man, I'd want to play center field or left field - deep center and deep left for that matter if I was back in HS again.
Geebus, some HS hitters in my day, using wooden bats, could crush the ball - shudder to think of playing second base when those dudes used metal bats!

180 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:33:19pm

re: #170 Mich-again

From physics, the amount of energy the ball gets from the bat is a function of both the bat and ball speed and mass, the angle of the impact and how much energy is absorbed by the bat and the ball in the collision. You want an elastic collision but that isn't possible in the real world. Somewhere there is a maximum value of bat speed, weight and elasticity, a perfect match of bat and batter.


Um, hi ya Mitch! If you say so!

181 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:33:30pm

re: #161 iceweasel

The only way you can get pregnant from swimming in a hotel pool is if you're having sex in that pool.

People have mentioned the chemicals in the pool, but another issue is temperature. Sperm can stay viable inside the vagina for (i think) up to 3 days,(yikes!), but sperm rapidly degrades if not 'stored' at the right temperature.

I recall a story -- it may be a "sea story" -- about a couple in the ACW. He was wounded in a place which is guaranteed to make all of us mere males cringe. The bullet supposedly went through one of his family jewels and finally lodged in the abdomen of a spectator, an otherwise virgin girl.

Got her right in the Fallopian tubes. As she recuperated, it was noticed that she was pregnant. The story I heard said that the soldier hunted down and married the girl, and they lived more or less Happily Ever After.

182 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:33:45pm

Hi there lizards. I caught a little bit of that troll action on the previous thread. OMG

183 RunningBare  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:33:49pm

re: #175 realwest

Well when the NY Herald Tribune went under I switched to the NY Times (yes, I am that old!) for about six months and - except for the Sunday edition it just sucked. Now even the Sunday editions sucks.
So if the Left doesn't like it and the Right doesn't like it, who the hell is buying the NYTimes? Other than the Onion and Iowahawk, perhaps, looking for fresh material I mean!

Well, they gotta make those giant paper-mache puppets for all the protests out of something.

184 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:35:03pm

re: #181 Steffan

I recall a story -- it may be a "sea story" -- about a couple in the ACW. He was wounded in a place which is guaranteed to make all of us mere males cringe. The bullet supposedly went through one of his family jewels and finally lodged in the abdomen of a spectator, an otherwise virgin girl.

Got her right in the Fallopian tubes. As she recuperated, it was noticed that she was pregnant. The story I heard said that the soldier hunted down and married the girl, and they lived more or less Happily Ever After.

Mythbusters did a show on this one. It was supposed to be a Civil war soldier. Anyway, not possible. Viable sperm do not survive.

185 livefreeor die  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:35:10pm

re: #182 Pvt Bin Jammin

Hi there lizards. I caught a little bit of that troll action on the previous thread. OMG

It looked like the troll had been marinating awhile before it showed up.

186 freetoken  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:35:12pm

re: #145 Killgore Trout

Probably upset about the traffic I sent their way about the racist Free Republic thread I linked to earlier.

Not just that thread. I checked out the FR last night and there were a couple of threads over their that had some rather choice comments.

187 stuck in california  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:35:26pm

re: #170 Mich-again

Ohhh, I saw Dave Kingman do that once....

188 pat  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:35:56pm

OK. That is a true classic. A wonderful skit. Should be in every college Poli Sci and Marketing class room.

189 RunningBare  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:36:38pm

re: #178 livefreeor die

My father is a conservative but he is still bound and determined to believe that the NYTimes publishes facts. I think he's mostly obsessed with their crossword puzzles.

I think there is still a certain element of the population that believes the newspapers, and evening news as being 100% trustworthy fact - elderly people in my family would have sworn that Dan Rather was as trustworthy as Jesus, for example.

190 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:36:57pm

re: #178 livefreeor die

My father is a conservative but he is still bound and determined to believe that the NYTimes publishes facts. I think he's mostly obsessed with their crossword puzzles.


Hey livefreeor die! I understand the obsession with the crossword puzzles - still pisses me off that an old girlfriend used to do em with an ink pen, not a pencil but how could he have been conservative and not have noticed the bias of the NYT? I mean I guess it HAS gotten more leftward over the years, but it was always "leftward" - at least since The Vietnam War anyway.

191 jaunte  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:37:28pm

re: #188 pat

I've seen that same dynamic happen with an outspoken, opinionated person in focus group research. It tended to skew the whole group if the moderator wasn't on their toes.

192 pat  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:37:32pm

re: #137 Mich-again

I thought wood bats were outlawed in Little League and most High Schools?

193 sngnsgt  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:39:52pm

re: #35 FurryOldGuyJeans

Colombian coffee comes with smuggled cocaine
Jul. 9, 2009 03:40 PM
Associated Press

I thought that Splenda tasted different!

194 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:40:24pm

re: #182 Pvt Bin Jammin
Hey hi there PBJ - how are you doing tonight?

195 SteveC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:40:31pm

re: #181 Steffan

Got her right in the Fallopian tubes. As she recuperated, it was noticed that she was pregnant. The story I heard said that the soldier hunted down and married the girl, and they lived more or less Happily Ever After.

A child that was into everything was plundering in his brother's closet and found a tube of little golden candies. He ate one - hard as a rock, but didn't taste that bad. He had another and another, and finally just poured the entire tube into his mouth.

"JUNIOR!" his mother screamed, and the next thing he knows, he's sitting on the exam table at the doctors office.

"Doctor, my son swallowed an entire tube of B-Bs!" So the doctor checks the boy out, takes x rays, and finally says "Mam, I think he's going to be ok. They just have to work his way through his system like anything would. Bring him back next week and we'll do a follow up x ray and make sure nothing is stuck."

They hadn't been home an hour when the little boy came running into the room. "MOM! I was playing with my wee-wee and shot the dog!"

196 freetoken  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:40:34pm

The FR has merged with the VDARE crowd, if indeed there was ever much of a difference.

197 livefreeor die  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:40:42pm

re: #190 realwest

Hey livefreeor die! I understand the obsession with the crossword puzzles - still pisses me off that an old girlfriend used to do em with an ink pen, not a pencil but how could he have been conservative and not have noticed the bias of the NYT? I mean I guess it HAS gotten more leftward over the years, but it was always "leftward" - at least since The Vietnam War anyway.

It continually baffles me and my husband. I can only explain it as heavy denial-my grandparents always swore by the NYT when he was growing up. I'm constantly pointing out how biased they are to him-and we've banned it from our house. Maybe it's some weird variation of Stockholm syndrome!

198 Noam Sayin'  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:40:54pm

re: #166 realwest

and obviously, that fast!
;)

Nice burn, dude.

199 RunningBare  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:41:07pm

re: #193 sngnsgt

I thought that Splenda tasted different!

Either way, sounds like the columbian coffee farmers have figured out a way to sell more coffee during these tough economic times.

200 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:42:04pm

re: #186 freetoken

It's a cesspool. Even on blogs like Hot Air they refer to Michelle as "the First Wookie". Malkin's place and Crazy Pam are even worse. Frankly I'm disgusted at what has happened to the right wing blogoshpere. I'm embarrassed that I ever took these people seriously.

201 GGMac  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:42:08pm

re: #175 realwest

Well when the NY Herald Tribune went under I switched to the NY Times (yes, I am that old!) for about six months and - except for the Sunday edition it just sucked. Now even the Sunday editions sucks.
So if the Left doesn't like it and the Right doesn't like it, who the hell is buying the NYTimes? Other than the Onion and Iowahawk, perhaps, looking for fresh material I mean!

Hi. realwest - your comment sparked a memory from late 1940s into 1950s: do you remember the Tribune's Fresh Air Fund? And wasn't that a great thing...

202 Bobblehead  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:42:49pm

Damn, I posted this on the previous thread in error. Here we go again:
Big Stick Diplomacy

203 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:43:12pm

re: #183 RunningBare
ROTFL! Great one RunningBare!
Pretty soon - if things don't pick up for the NYT they'll close the Boston Globe and then what will all the Massachussetts folks do for Paper Mache puppets! And having elected Ted Kennedy about 6 or 7 times and John Kerry for at least two terms and Patrick Deval govenor, y'all know that they've got a LOT of moonbats in that state!

204 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:43:39pm

Whew. I need some Onion.

205 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:43:58pm

re: #153 Racer X

OK. When you whack a troll with an aluminum bat, does it still go "ping"? Or does it just whimper off into a corner and expire?

I think you'd have to run that by Mandy. She may not approve of aluminum bats.

206 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:44:30pm

re: #175 realwest

Well when the NY Herald Tribune went under I switched to the NY Times (yes, I am that old!) for about six months and - except for the Sunday edition it just sucked. Now even the Sunday editions sucks.
So if the Left doesn't like it and the Right doesn't like it, who the hell is buying the NYTimes? Other than the Onion and Iowahawk, perhaps, looking for fresh material I mean!

Their target audience is the yuppies and preppies living east of the Hudson River. Everything else is flyover country. The NYT has become the local paper for the West Side of Manhattan. (With all that's going on in Manhattan lately, you'd think Peter Stuyvesant would want to sell it back to the Canarsie Indians.)

IMNSHO, the WSJ does a better job with far less bias and smug posturing.

207 livefreeor die  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:44:34pm

re: #202 Bobblehead

Damn, I posted this on the previous thread in error. Here we go again:
Big Stick Diplomacy

At least she's not ogling it the way her husband was checking out the ladies.

208 Mich-again  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:44:34pm

re: #192 pat

I thought wood bats were outlawed in Little League and most High Schools?

Maybe? We'll ask before the game..

209 SteveC  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:45:15pm

re: #192 pat

I thought wood bats were outlawed in Little League and most High Schools?

I think they are.

Mich, buy him two wood bats - one about 3 ounces heavier than the other. Practice with the heavier bat. During games, use the lighter bat. He'll get around on the pitch so fast it will scare him!

Pick a bat weight by handing him a bat and telling him to hold it with one hand, and extend that arm away from his body (like he'd hold his arms if he were pretending to fly.) The other arm is in it's normal position. When he gets a bat that feels comfortable being held like that, that's the one. Then pick the heavier bat.

210 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:45:34pm

re: #189 RunningBare
Really? Even after Charles pwned Dan Rather and "60 Minutes" with Rathergate?
(shakes head with dismay).

211 freetoken  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:45:51pm

re: #200 Killgore Trout

No kidding. Well, Malkin is loved by the VDARE crowd, so that should be a clue. I was very surprised though that both Ed M. and Allahpundit put up with the comments - they could stop them if they wanted to.

Here for instance is just one of the FR comments:

The only "solution" (and it's only partial) is to "laager up" in a region that is predominated by your own folk tribe.
Move to a region where the savages are vastly outnumbered, and are afraid of the dominant, more civilized culture.

212 RunningBare  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:45:57pm

re: #200 Killgore Trout

It's a cesspool. Even on blogs like Hot Air they refer to Michelle as "the First Wookie". Malkin's place and Crazy Pam are even worse. Frankly I'm disgusted at what has happened to the right wing blogoshpere. I'm embarrassed that I ever took these people seriously.

That's why I dont' do stuff like that. I watched and read a lot of the left wing blogosphere the past 8 years or so, and was impressed by the sensible decorum, fair-minded discussions, and the tremendous respect they showed for the president and his wife. They set an example that we should all aspire to.

;)

213 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:46:04pm

re: #194 realwest

Hey hi there PBJ - how are you doing tonight?

Can't complain, I guess. Hope you are doing better.

214 RunningBare  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:47:26pm

re: #203 realwest

ROTFL! Great one RunningBare!
Pretty soon - if things don't pick up for the NYT they'll close the Boston Globe and then what will all the Massachussetts folks do for Paper Mache puppets! And having elected Ted Kennedy about 6 or 7 times and John Kerry for at least two terms and Patrick Deval govenor, y'all know that they've got a LOT of moonbats in that state!

Dont' worry. The people of Boston will be fine. There's always the Herald. I wish they'd use John Tomase for paper mache, though.

215 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:47:47pm

re: #195 SteveC
ROTFLMAO! Just a great one!
Heh, thanks!

216 RunningBare  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:48:14pm

re: #210 realwest

Really? Even after Charles pwned Dan Rather and "60 Minutes" with Rathergate?
(shakes head with dismay).

Most probably never even heard about it, frankly.

217 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:48:55pm

re: #196 freetoken
Uh, I know what FR is (made the mistake of going there twice) but what is VDARE ?

218 livefreeor die  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:49:06pm

re: #216 RunningBare

Most probably never even heard about it, frankly.

And that was on one of them newfangled blogs.

219 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:49:30pm

re: #163 Racer X

I once impregnated a girl simply by looking at her. Yes, I am that good.

"Here's looking at you, kid"

/

220 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:50:36pm

re: #179 realwest

Really? They use aluminum bats in High School? Man, I'd want to play center field or left field - deep center and deep left for that matter if I was back in HS again.
Geebus, some HS hitters in my day, using wooden bats, could crush the ball - shudder to think of playing second base when those dudes used metal bats!

High school and college. Also Little League.

The Louisville Slugger website offers quite a number of aluminum and composite bats. IMHO, though, nothing will replace wood.

Incidentally, the Louisville Slugger company is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

221 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:50:54pm

re: #198 Noam Sayin'
HEY NOAM! Good to see you my friend! Yeah, every once in a while I get off a good one - even Racer X liked it!

222 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:51:01pm

Well, Lizards, I have a pile of books I've committed to finishing by the end of summer.

Have a great evening all!

223 RunningBare  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:51:23pm

re: #218 livefreeor die

And that was on one of them newfangled blogs.


Well, when peope have only access to limited news sources, they dont' see what's going on. In this age of news everywhere, 24/7/365, it's harder to spread bullshit without it being ferreted out.

224 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:52:37pm

re: #201 GGMac

Hi. realwest - your comment sparked a memory from late 1940s into 1950s: do you remember the Tribune's Fresh Air Fund? And wasn't that a great thing...


My gosh - I had forgotten that Fresh Air Fund and yes it surely was a very good thing! Thanks for the memories!

225 SasquatchOnSteroids  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:55:23pm

what does the double spinning wheel mean ?

Keep staring, idiot, maybe it'll grow into three ?

hypnotic....cheeeeeesebeeeerrrggggeeeerrr.

226 freetoken  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:55:32pm

re: #217 realwest

Uh, I know what FR is (made the mistake of going there twice) but what is VDARE ?

It is a racist project (and website) of one Mr. Steve Sailer, a true persona non grata here at LGF.

227 livefreeor die  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:56:09pm

Well, I better get some sleep-I'm going to make strawberry jam tomorrow during the baby's naps and if he sleeps really well, I'll be able to make currant jam too.

228 The Shadow Do  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:56:10pm

re: #220 Steffan

High school and college. Also Little League.

The Louisville Slugger website offers quite a number of aluminum and composite bats. IMHO, though, nothing will replace wood.

Incidentally, the Louisville Slugger company is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

I took the tour of the Louisville Slugger bat factory. Very cool. Racks of bats made for the stars past and present. Very, very cool.

I have no interest in visiting the Alcoa bat factory.

229 sngnsgt  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:56:39pm

re: #195 SteveC

LOL!

230 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:56:47pm

re: #222 ggt

Enjoy. Good night.

231 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:56:47pm

re: #206 Steffan
"IMNSHO, the WSJ does a better job with far less bias and smug posturing." I agree with that one - a lot. The WSJ however has a major advantage over the NYT; the WSJ uses, you know, editors. Most of their news is fairly straight forward reporting - and that's what I hate so much about the NYT and AP and Rueters - they'll report ANY story, for example, about the Palestinians and even though totally unrelated to the story, they'll get a shot in at Israel.

232 ArchangelMichael  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:57:02pm

re: #179 realwest

Really? They use aluminum bats in High School? Man, I'd want to play center field or left field - deep center and deep left for that matter if I was back in HS again.
Geebus, some HS hitters in my day, using wooden bats, could crush the ball - shudder to think of playing second base when those dudes used metal bats!


When I played in Little League, wood bats were not banned but no one would use them because when you got a hit with one it hurt your hands almost as bad as getting hit by a pitch. Perhaps this is only a problem when you are a 4th grader though.

233 ShanghaiEd  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:57:22pm

re: #217 realwest

Uh, I know what FR is (made the mistake of going there twice) but what is VDARE ?


Basically, VDARE is about "racial purity." If you know what I mean.

234 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:57:26pm

re: #212 RunningBare

That's why I dont' do stuff like that. I watched and read a lot of the left wing blogosphere the past 8 years or so, and was impressed by the sensible decorum, fair-minded discussions, and the tremendous respect they showed for the president and his wife. They set an example that we should all aspire to.

;)

I've always been kind of sympathetic to first ladies. I say ladies since we have yet to elect a woman as POTUS. They're sort of cast into the spotlight. You can't really gauge the ideology of a spouse in the end. Hillary was the first to push that envelope with me but she did back off from the Evitaisms in the end.

More or less. My favorite to date is Laura Bush. I really liked Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan. I even think that Rosalynn Carter has much to admire. Imagine having a husband like Jimmy?

235 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:59:10pm

re: #212 RunningBare

That's why I dont' do stuff like that. I watched and read a lot of the left wing blogosphere the past 8 years or so, and was impressed by the sensible decorum, fair-minded discussions, and the tremendous respect they showed for the president and his wife. They set an example that we should all aspire to.

;)

I want some of whatever you been ingesting that warps reality so completely. ;)

236 freetoken  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:59:27pm

re: #226 freetoken

Indeed, as a follow up to FR... one of the recent disgusting threads over there includes a comment with posts to one of Mr. Sailer's VDARE essays on IQ.

237 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 9:59:31pm

re: #233 ShanghaiEd

Basically, VDARE is about "racial purity" Bad Craziness.

fixed

238 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:00:02pm

re: #213 Pvt Bin Jammin
I am doing better, thanks for asking! Glad to hear about how you're doing too.
So what's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?
Woops, just remembered that PBJ is married to a really big, strong guy.
nevermind!

239 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:00:05pm

re: #169 RunningBare

DU and FR are both fun to read, because it's like watching a train wreck in progress. Good times.

Actually, if you want something fun to watch, check out DUmmie Funnies.

240 freetoken  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:00:23pm

re: #236 freetoken

"links" instead of "posts"

PIMF

241 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:00:25pm

re: #233 ShanghaiEd

Basically, VDARE is about "racial purity." If you know what I mean.

I see it like this. VDARE is akin to the BNP and David Duke. I could say more if prodded.

/

242 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:01:13pm

re: #238 realwest

I am doing better, thanks for asking! Glad to hear about how you're doing too.
So what's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?
Woops, just remembered that PBJ is married to a really big, strong guy.
nevermind!

;-) Glad your are felling better, RW.

243 mrshankly01  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:02:03pm

re: #232 ArchangelMichael

Haha, naw, I hurt my hands the other day at a batting cage with a wooden bat. It was fun, though.

244 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:02:20pm

re: #219 esch
Hey esch! Nice entrance there - I reckon you're still in a good mood from talking to that contract employee hiring dude!

245 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:02:31pm

re: #236 freetoken

Indeed, as a follow up to FR... one of the recent disgusting threads over there includes a comment with posts to one of Mr. Sailer's VDARE essays on IQ.

I am aware of VDARE, freaky. Has FR always been as bad as they seem to be now?

246 RunningBare  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:02:56pm

re: #234 Gus 802

I've always been kind of sympathetic to first ladies. I say ladies since we have yet to elect a woman as POTUS. They're sort of cast into the spotlight. You can't really gauge the ideology of a spouse in the end. Hillary was the first to push that envelope with me but she did back off from the Evitaisms in the end.

More or less. My favorite to date is Laura Bush. I really liked Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan. I even think that Rosalynn Carter has much to admire. Imagine having a husband like Jimmy?


I can pretty much agree with all that. With one caveat - Michelle Obama has said some things that have really worried and irritated me (like the "for the first time..." comment, etc...) but even I wouldn't refer to her by terms that could be construed as racial. Being a minority myself, I am, perhaps, more sensitive about that sort of thing. The "First Wookie" crap? There's a lot to criticize her for, politically, but it has nothing to do with race, or her appearance, and everything to do with being ugly on the inside, IMHO.

247 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:03:04pm

Anybody seen the pic of Obama staring at the rather nice ass on Drudge right now?

248 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:03:33pm

re: #222 ggt Good night ggt! weet dreams!

249 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:03:56pm

re: #247 fat bastard vegetarian

Anybody seen the pic of Obama staring at the rather nice ass on Drudge right now?

Nope, never, only been on drudge for at least 6 hours.

250 RunningBare  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:04:08pm

re: #239 Steffan

Actually, if you want something fun to watch, check out DUmmie Funnies.

I've read that before. Some gems there, for sure!

251 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:04:47pm

re: #244 realwest

Hey man.

Lol yeah it just kind of slipped out.

/ba-dum-bum

We're having beers tomorrow afternoon to try to talk me into going back there. No chance of that, but hey, FREE BEER!

252 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:05:15pm

re: #234 Gus 802

I thought Rosalynn was an excellent First Lady. The First Man? Not so much.

253 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:05:22pm

re: #226 freetoken

It is a racist project (and website) of one Mr. Steve Sailer, a true persona non grata here at LGF.


Ah, thanks a lot - I was tempted to ask what kind of a racist project, but then realized I didn't care. If you and KT hate it, that's good enough for me.

254 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:05:37pm

re: #249 FurryOldGuyJeans

Just got on the interweaves...sorry.

255 pat  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:05:50pm

re: #247 fat bastard vegetarian

Set up pic. Frog was looking at butt. Obama was looking at what Frog was. Watching the irises.

256 The Shadow Do  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:06:19pm

re: #247 fat bastard vegetarian

Anybody seen the pic of Obama staring at the rather nice ass on Drudge right now?

From me he gets a pass on this. And only on this.

Nice ass!

257 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:06:30pm

re: #247 fat bastard vegetarian

Anybody seen the pic of Obama staring at the rather nice ass on Drudge right now?

The 16 year old ass?

Yep. Talk about an opportunity. Will the right run with it?

258 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:06:31pm

re: #252 fat bastard vegetarian

I am sure Rosalyn has had her hands full with that one.

259 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:06:52pm

re: #255 pat

Frog looks like he's laughing that the Bammer is lookin'!

260 SasquatchOnSteroids  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:07:28pm

Early TEE Party tomorrow.
Loser pays the entire loop.
We all agreed while enjoying 4th of July beverages.
There will be screaming and gnashing of teeth.

Nite.

261 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:07:51pm

re: #257 esch

No. She's not 16. Please tell me she is not 16.

262 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:08:04pm

re: #260 SasquatchOnSteroids

Have fun!

263 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:08:10pm

By the way, Robert Spencer spewed a bunch of venom in my direction today. Yawn.

264 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:08:12pm

re: #214 RunningBare

Dont' worry. The people of Boston will be fine. There's always the Herald. I wish they'd use John Tomase for paper mache, though.

I'm sure they could get enough fish wrap and birdcage linings if they use the press releases from Teddy the Aquanaut and Lurch.

What's to miss about the Boston Globe?

265 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:08:14pm

re: #239 Steffan

Actually, if you want something fun to watch, check out DUmmie Funnies.

Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much for that link. Now I can get a whiff from the cesspool without actually having to dive all the way in.

266 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:08:31pm

re: #246 RunningBare

I can pretty much agree with all that. With one caveat - Michelle Obama has said some things that have really worried and irritated me (like the "for the first time..." comment, etc...) but even I wouldn't refer to her by terms that could be construed as racial. Being a minority myself, I am, perhaps, more sensitive about that sort of thing. The "First Wookie" crap? There's a lot to criticize her for, politically, but it has nothing to do with race, or her appearance, and everything to do with being ugly on the inside, IMHO.

I hear you. Knowing that she's friends with Bernardine Dohrn has that effect on me. Then there's the "for the first time I am proud" comment and her association with Rev. Wright's church. If she manages to lay low in light of this then I think things will be acceptable to an extent. Otherwise I'm not too happy about the current status.

267 freetoken  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:08:38pm

re: #245 Pvt Bin Jammin

Has FR always been as bad as they seem to be now?

Don't know. I only started to view FR a couple of months ago when I started to skim a variety of "right wing" blogs, trying to feel which way the wind was blowing.

And an ill wind it is.

268 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:08:42pm

re: #256 The Shadow Do

Just what I was thinkin'. But, PLEASE TELL ME SHE IS NOT 16!

269 MrPaulRevere  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:08:55pm

The hyperventilation of the day award goes to good ole Ace of Spades, for posting this on its front page: "More Stuff About the Pedodent: Vid of the child Obama ogled at 0:13. Pretty clear she's not an adult." [Link: ace.mu.nu...]

270 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:09:12pm

re: #263 Charles

By the way, Robert Spencer spewed a bunch of venom in my direction today. Yawn.

He must be feeling neglected so spewed some venom to get some attention from the fever swamp denizens.

271 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:09:31pm

re: #246 RunningBare

I can pretty much agree with all that. With one caveat - Michelle Obama has said some things that have really worried and irritated me (like the "for the first time..." comment, etc...) but even I wouldn't refer to her by terms that could be construed as racial. Being a minority myself, I am, perhaps, more sensitive about that sort of thing. The "First Wookie" crap? There's a lot to criticize her for, politically, but it has nothing to do with race, or her appearance, and everything to do with being ugly on the inside, IMHO.

I prefer WAB.

272 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:10:08pm

re: #271 MandyManners

I prefer WAB.

So do I. Succinct and to the point.

273 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:10:15pm

re: #245 Pvt Bin Jammin

I am aware of VDARE, freaky. Has FR always been as bad as they seem to be now?

I was a regular poster on FR for many years. When I first joined, the admins were playing whackamole with neo-nazis. About 6 years ago they really cracked down in a mass purge, but the whole forum descended into crazypants Nirfer, ODS meltdowns after the election.

I do not post there any more, but I sometimes lurk.

274 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:10:56pm

re: #268 fat bastard vegetarian

Just what I was thinkin'. But, PLEASE TELL ME SHE IS NOT 16!

Sure looks like it to me from the pics Ace has up.

275 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:11:59pm

re: #273 Alouette

I was a regular poster on FR for many years. When I first joined, the admins were playing whackamole with neo-nazis. About 6 years ago they really cracked down in a mass purge, but the whole forum descended into crazypants Nirfer, ODS meltdowns after the election.

I do not post there any more, but I sometimes lurk.

They used to actually be pretty good with getting news tips. I don't know what happened. I guess I do know what happened but you know how that goes.

276 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:12:01pm

re: #267 freetoken

Don't know. I only started to view FR a couple of months ago when I started to skim a variety of "right wing" blogs, trying to feel which way the wind was blowing.

And an ill wind it is.

I feel it is probably an ill wind as well. I've never spent any time over there, really, but ended up there a few times while researching. I guess I should scratch them off of my "credible" list.

277 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:12:06pm

re: #231 realwest

"IMNSHO, the WSJ does a better job with far less bias and smug posturing." I agree with that one - a lot. The WSJ however has a major advantage over the NYT; the WSJ uses, you know, editors. Most of their news is fairly straight forward reporting - and that's what I hate so much about the NYT and AP and Rueters - they'll report ANY story, for example, about the Palestinians and even though totally unrelated to the story, they'll get a shot in at Israel.

The other advantage that the WSJ has over the NYT is that the WSJ likes to use something called "facts." I don't think the NYT even knows what those are.

278 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:12:22pm

re: #274 esch

Sure looks like it to me from the pics Ace has up.

That poor girl then. She's known...she'll take shit about this for the rest of her life.

279 RunningBare  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:12:49pm

re: #264 Steffan


What's to miss about the Boston Globe?

Absolutely nothing. My choices were the NYT, the Globe, or the Manchester Union when I was growing up. I chose the Union.

280 Macker  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:12:52pm

re: #271 MandyManners

re: #272 FurryOldGuyJeans

Couldn't agree with both of you more. There's more than enough ammo to attack the First Lady with. No need whatsoever to refer to her looks.

281 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:12:52pm

re: #277 Steffan

The other advantage that the WSJ has over the NYT is that the WSJ likes to use something called "facts." I don't think the NYT even knows what those are.

Grey is the new black.
Opinions are the new facts.

/See? It's easy.

282 pat  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:12:57pm

Too cheap for me. It is like catching a guy looking at boobs. Every Human Sexuality textbook will tell you males cannot help them selves. Hardwired. So the instant pic means nothing. Tits, Butt, Eyes, Mouth. Can't be changed.

283 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:13:16pm

re: #278 fat bastard vegetarian

That poor girl then. She's known...she'll take shit about this for the rest of her life.

Just imagine how her father feels. What the hell can he do? Nothing.

284 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:13:31pm

re: #232 ArchangelMichael

When I played in Little League, wood bats were not banned but no one would use them because when you got a hit with one it hurt your hands almost as bad as getting hit by a pitch. Perhaps this is only a problem when you are a 4th grader though.


Ah, no. When I played in High School, even though I infrequently made contact with the ball, there were times when I'd get stingers, too.
I'm just an old coot - I don't like artificial turf, I don't like the Designated Hitter and Night Baseball always makes me feel a little weird. And the smell of reisin on the bat handles, the smell of a grass diamond, and not watching guys playing at night while still wearing either sunglasses or smearing that black anti-glare crap under their eyes is all baseball for me.
BTW, no less a GREAT ballplayer than Ted Williams said that night baseball was SO BAD, that even the greatest hitters would NEVER break the .400 BA ever again.

285 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:13:33pm

re: #281 EmmmieG

Grey is the new black.
Opinions are the new facts.

/See? It's easy.

The WSJ uses RealFacts, the NYT uses GoodFacts.

286 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:13:46pm

re: #263 Charles

I would love to support free speech but private organizations have the right to not invite racist assholes to speak. I support the right for racist assholes to have blogs. His own actions discredit him. He's just pissed at the people who dug it up. A-boo-hoo.

287 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:14:16pm

re: #274 esch

Ace Ventura? Ace Frehly?

288 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:14:22pm

Good night, Lizards!

289 freetoken  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:14:26pm

re: #276 Pvt Bin Jammin

I guess I should scratch them off of my "credible" list.

Credibility in the age of the internet has become very difficult to grasp... how easy it is to start a rumor, astroturf, or troll compared to the good old days!

290 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:15:12pm

re: #233 ShanghaiEd

Basically, VDARE is about "racial purity." If you know what I mean.

What, do they sing songs about raising the flag high and closing the ranks?

/it wouldn't surprise me

291 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:15:25pm

re: #267 freetoken

I've been watching them for a while now. They've always been a little over the top but I'm starting to notice that there were a lot of things I didn't always recognize for what they were.

292 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:15:25pm

re: #233 ShanghaiEd
Thanks ShanghaiEd - but Freetoken already clued me in at #226.

293 Racer X  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:15:28pm

re: #278 fat bastard vegetarian

That poor girl then. She's known...she'll take shit about this for the rest of her life.

She and all of her girlfriends are squealing in delight right now.

"Obama was totally checking out my ass! Like OMG!"

294 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:15:36pm

re: #279 RunningBare

Absolutely nothing. My choices were the NYT, the Globe, or the Manchester Union when I was growing up. I chose the Union.

I used to always get the Sunday Times for the magazine. I sometimes refer to it for political news which is rare but sometimes you can find the rare gem. They're still rather good for popular science news, architecture, design, the arts, etc.

295 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:15:55pm

re: #287 fat bastard vegetarian

Ace Ventura? Ace Frehly?

er,

Ace of Spades HQ

296 Racer X  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:17:08pm
297 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:17:23pm

re: #293 Racer X

I think that "Right Now" is the operative word.

298 jcm  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:17:30pm

re: #292 realwest

Hey! RW,


Those CDs came today. In snail mail tomorrow to ya.

299 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:18:32pm

re: #295 esch

er,

Ace of Spades HQ

Yeah, but you have to admit. Uncle Jimbo's interview with the Code Pink gals was pretty good.

300 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:18:47pm

re: #241 Gus 802

I see it like this. VDARE is akin to the BNP and David Duke. I could say more if prodded.

/

Hi Gus! Uh, please don't say more, even if prodded. Scum racists bastards are best left along to marinate in their own hate.

301 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:18:53pm

re: #287 fat bastard vegetarian

Ace Ventura? Ace Frehly?

I. P. Freely?

302 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:19:20pm

re: #269 MrPaulRevere

I'm confused. They don't have video. They show the same still as everyone else. No indication of who it is. The following Pics are not actually of the Obama's fighting. What's with the rap music? I'm at a total loss here.

303 capitalist piglet  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:19:48pm

re: #256 The Shadow Do

From me he gets a pass on this. And only on this.

Nice ass!

I think it turned out to be a teen girl...just in case you weren't aware.

304 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:19:56pm

re: #302 Killgore Trout

I'm confused. They don't have video. They show the same still as everyone else. No indication of who it is. The following Pics are not actually of the Obama's fighting. What's with the rap music? I'm at a total loss here.

Click the link, not the video.

305 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:20:43pm

re: #300 realwest

Hi Gus! Uh, please don't say more, even if prodded. Scum racists bastards are best left along to marinate in their own hate.

Like I said, I just refer to them. Guess I should say for the sheer lunacy of it all.

306 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:21:39pm

re: #282 pat

I was not faulting him in the least. Like a freaking magnet for me, I just can not help myself.

Once was at a dinner with the wife of my Minister of Music. The wife (a very large breasted woman) caught me staring at her cleavage... she said, "Hey! What are you staring at!" Which came out of nowhere, because I had not been staring at her face (obviously). I said, "Well, hell! They're impressive!" The Minister fell out of his chair laughing...as did I.

307 capitalist piglet  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:21:40pm

re: #269 MrPaulRevere

The hyperventilation of the day award goes to good ole Ace of Spades, for posting this on its front page: "More Stuff About the Pedodent: Vid of the child Obama ogled at 0:13. Pretty clear she's not an adult." [Link: ace.mu.nu...]

I think the caption of the still photo identifies her as part of a teen delegation to the Summit. I don't have the link handy, but I just saw it somewhere. If I need to dig it up, I think I can.

308 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:21:57pm

re: #282 pat

Too cheap for me. It is like catching a guy looking at boobs. Every Human Sexuality textbook will tell you males cannot help them selves. Hardwired. So the instant pic means nothing. Tits, Butt, Eyes, Mouth. Can't be changed.

Mature men with self-discipline can control those impulses. Especially when you know there are 500 cameras on you.

Yes, I'm a red-blooded male that enjoys seeing attractive women. But it has to be appropriate.

309 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:22:38pm

re: #308 esch

You're cool. But... nope!

310 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:22:46pm

re: #246 RunningBare

Eleanor Roosevelt
Bess Truman
Jackie Kennedy
Linda Bird Johnson
Pat Nixon
Betty Ford
Rosalynn Carter
Nancy Reagan
Barbara Bush
Hillary Clinton
Laura Bush
Michelle Obama

70+ years. And of them all, my favorite has to be Laura Bush.

311 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:23:23pm

re: #299 Gus 802

Haven't seen it. I'll check it out, thx.

312 capitalist piglet  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:23:25pm

re: #302 Killgore Trout

I'm confused. They don't have video. They show the same still as everyone else. No indication of who it is. The following Pics are not actually of the Obama's fighting. What's with the rap music? I'm at a total loss here.

I think I might be able to clear this up for you - there is another still, where she is in a group shot (with Obama and others), all facing the front, and in that she is identified as a teen member of a delegation to the Summit. I just saw it an hour ago - I'll see if I can find it and link it up here.

313 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:23:27pm

re: #251 esch FREE BEER? Man he must want need you badly!
Well enjoy the beer and try to talk him into like a three-fold increase in contractor fees - just in case, I mean!

314 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:24:06pm

re: #310 Steffan

Both of the Bush women were fantastic.

Heck, they put Barbara on the one dollar bill!

(sorry, old joke, couldn't help myself)

315 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:24:47pm

re: #310 Steffan

Bess Truman was kind of cool to. Gave a big old "eff you" to the press.

316 ArchangelMichael  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:25:14pm

re: #286 Killgore Trout

I would love to support free speech but private organizations have the right to not invite racist assholes to speak. I support the right for racist assholes to have blogs. His own actions discredit him. He's just pissed at the people who dug it up. A-boo-hoo.

I love how they continue to howl about the background in that photo as if it matters, but overlook the fact that there are eurofascists shaking hands which was the whole point. They could have been dropped on to photos from the Mars rover and the main point would still remain.

317 legalpad  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:25:25pm

re: #310 Steffan

Eleanor Roosevelt
Bess Truman
Jackie Kennedy
Linda Bird Johnson
Pat Nixon
Betty Ford
Rosalynn Carter
Nancy Reagan
Barbara Bush
Hillary Clinton
Laura Bush
Michelle Obama

70+ years. And of them all, my favorite has to be Laura Bush.

You forgot Mamie Eisenhower.

318 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:25:35pm

re: #307 capitalist piglet

I think the caption of the still photo identifies her as part of a teen delegation to the Summit. I don't have the link handy, but I just saw it somewhere. If I need to dig it up, I think I can.

Check out the amused look on Nicholas Sarkozy's face. But then again, he doesn't have to dream about gorgeous woman, he's married to Carla Bruni.

319 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:25:53pm

Why am I up at 1:24 A.M. after waking up at 4:15am yesterday morning.

Why did I even turn my computer on?

Why am I asking you?

320 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:26:09pm

re: #307 capitalist piglet

I think the caption of the still photo identifies her as part of a teen delegation to the Summit. I don't have the link handy, but I just saw it somewhere. If I need to dig it up, I think I can.

Junior 8 which is the junior membership representation of the G8. There's more but I don't want to belabor it. ;)

321 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:26:14pm

re: #304 EmmmieG

I don't see any proof (aside from wavy hair) that it's the same chick. Even if it is I'm not outraged. Teen girls are hot: Alert the Media! Breaking News Story!

322 fat bastard vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:26:46pm

re: #318 Dark_Falcon

Five words.

R
O
W
R
!

323 ArchangelMichael  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:26:49pm

re: #319 fat bastard vegetarian

Insomnia? I think it spreads like H1N1.

324 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:26:53pm

re: #255 pat Nah, Obama was looking and frankly I can't see anything wrong with that. I see nothing wrong with a married guy looking at the menu, just so long as he keeps ordering the same thing, ya know?

Hey, even Jimmy Carter confessed to having "lusted in my heart" (I think he was talking about Playboy or something).

325 MrPaulRevere  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:27:10pm

re: #302 Killgore Trout

The point is that Ace posts nonsense: 'OMG Obama looked at a 16 year old girl, and by God we can prove it'...that sort of thing.

326 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:27:20pm

re: #321 Killgore Trout

I don't see any proof (aside from wavy hair) that it's the same chick. Even if it is I'm not outraged. Teen girls are hot: Alert the Media! Breaking News Story!

OK Elvis.

//

327 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:27:52pm

re: #309 fat bastard vegetarian

You're cool. But... nope!

I'll be the first to agree no one's perfect. If it was some delegate's wife, I'd just laugh along with you.

The thing that I think is really going to hurt him is it was obviously an underage girl. It's the Clintonian perverted horndog thing coming back around.

328 legalpad  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:27:56pm

re: #319 fat bastard vegetarian

What's the matter with you? Go to bed

329 Macker  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:28:20pm

re: #326 Gus 802

OK Elvis Michael.

//

There, fixed that for ya!

330 jcm  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:28:27pm

re: #324 realwest

Nah, Obama was looking and frankly I can't see anything wrong with that. I see nothing wrong with a married guy looking at the menu, just so long as he keeps ordering the same thing, ya know?

Hey, even Jimmy Carter confessed to having "lusted in my heart" (I think he was talking about Playboy or something).

Picture cracked me up, definitely worth a look IMHO.

What Michelle thinks, now that's another matter.......

331 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:28:40pm

re: #263 Charles

By the way, Robert Spencer spewed a bunch of venom in my direction today. Yawn.

Truth to tell, that's like saying the sun rose in the east this morning. I'm beginning to think that those idiots would object if you chose oatmeal over eggs for your breakfast.

Do they think you're Ming the Merciless or Retik the Moon Menace? What are they smoking, and why aren't they sharing?

332 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:29:56pm

re: #329 Macker

There, fixed that for ya!

Woot!

Jackson?

//Ick.

333 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:31:12pm

Goodnight, Nation of Lizlam.

334 The Shadow Do  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:31:19pm

re: #303 capitalist piglet

I think it turned out to be a teen girl...just in case you weren't aware.

Oh, that ain't good.

335 jcm  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:32:12pm

Install GPS.....

Remove brain....

GPS puts truck driver under a bridge too short

336 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:32:16pm

re: #333 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Goodnight, Nation of Lizlam.

You can't acquit if you don't commit!

337 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:32:37pm

re: #321 Killgore Trout

I don't see any proof (aside from wavy hair) that it's the same chick. Even if it is I'm not outraged. Teen girls are hot: Alert the Media! Breaking News Story!

Apropos of nothing: In Italy (where the summit is being held), Obama would not legally be eying someone under the age of consent. That age is a maximum of 16 there. He's still a married man and should not be doing that, but I just wanted to know the legalities of what he was doing.

338 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:32:47pm

re: #330 jcm

Picture cracked me up, definitely worth a look IMHO.

What Michelle thinks, now that's another matter.......

He's probably out in the doghouse with the pup.

339 Macker  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:33:00pm

re: #332 Gus 802

Hey. Like it or not, Michael Jackson once postulated he'd end up like Elvis. And he did. Therefore, he's the 21st Century version.

340 The Left  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:33:20pm

re: #169 RunningBare

DU and FR are both fun to read, because it's like watching a train wreck in progress. Good times.

That I agree with. I look because I can't help it, and I make fun of both.

341 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:33:39pm

re: #333 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Goodnight, Nation of Lizlam.

Have a great day tomorrow.

342 capitalist piglet  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:33:56pm

re: #321 Killgore Trout

I don't see any proof (aside from wavy hair) that it's the same chick. Even if it is I'm not outraged. Teen girls are hot: Alert the Media! Breaking News Story!

Did you see this?

[Link: www.daylife.com...]

It's the same girl, quite obviously. Look at the dress.

But, I guess it's moot, since even if she's 16, you don't care...so, nevermind. (Just posted the pic because I said I would.)

343 jcm  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:33:59pm

re: #338 Pvt Bin Jammin

He's probably out in the doghouse with the pup.

Sarkozy's look is even funnier.......

344 Macker  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:34:54pm

re: #343 jcm

Sarkozy's look is even funnier.......

He's snickering.....

345 ArchangelMichael  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:35:02pm

re: #331 Steffan

Do they think you're Ming the Merciless or Retik the Moon Menace? What are they smoking, and why aren't they sharing?

If he's Ming then is Spenser the Hawkman ruler or Flash Gordon?

Kilgore must be Klytus and Sharmuta would be General Kala.

346 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:35:30pm
347 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:35:33pm

re: #339 Macker

Hey. Like it or not, Michael Jackson once postulated he'd end up like Elvis. And he did. Therefore, he's the 21st Century version.

Good call on his part. Honestly, it's good news.

Fade to Al Shrapton and Jesse Jackson.

348 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:35:39pm

Goodnight Lizardia, it's was past my bed time.

349 Macker  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:36:29pm

re: #348 Alouette

Goodnight Lizardia, it's was past my bed time.

I much rather prefer your term than "Lizlam".

350 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:36:45pm

re: #344 Macker

He's snickering.....

Because he knows he's got the supermodel to go home to, while Barack is stuck with the shrew.

351 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:36:52pm

re: #343 jcm

Indeed.

352 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:37:17pm

re: #349 Macker

I much rather prefer your term than "Lizlam".

It's not my term, Jaunte put it on the cover of the cookbook.

353 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:37:18pm

A Tribute to Men Staring at Boobs

354 jcm  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:37:31pm

re: #342 capitalist piglet

Did you see this?

[Link: www.daylife.com...]

It's the same girl, quite obviously. Look at the dress.

But, I guess it's moot, since even if she's 16, you don't care...so, nevermind. (Just posted the pic because I said I would.)

Brazil's Mayora Tavares...

355 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:37:52pm

re: #317 legalpad

You forgot Mamie Eisenhower.

You're absolutely right. PIMF.

I recall a picture of the Eisenhowers, likely not long after they were married. He was wearing a WWI-era uniform (I think he was a lieutenant at the time), and she was in cold-weather flapper garb -- IIRC, it was during the early '20s.

356 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:38:07pm

I stay focused though. I know who the enemy is.

Obama was leering at a 16 year old girl.

End of story.

357 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:39:23pm

re: #298 jcm
Hey jcm! That's just GREAT NEWS! Thank you very much my friend - how are you doing tonight?

358 jcm  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:40:05pm

re: #355 Steffan

You're absolutely right. PIMF.

I recall a picture of the Eisenhowers, likely not long after they were married. He was wearing a WWI-era uniform (I think he was a lieutenant at the time), and she was in cold-weather flapper garb -- IIRC, it was during the early '20s.

This one? Ike and Mamie

359 FurryOldGuyJeans  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:40:17pm

re: #356 Gus 802

I stay focused though. I know who the enemy is.

Obama was leering at a 16 year old girl.

End of story.

He could have been leering at someone who was 26 or older, I still would find it crass.

360 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:40:44pm

re: #337 Dark_Falcon

Apropos of nothing: In Italy (where the summit is being held), Obama would not legally be eying someone under the age of consent. That age is a maximum of 16 there. He's still a married man and should not be doing that, but I just wanted to know the legalities of what he was doing.

The point isn't that it was illegal or impeachable or any of that nonsense. It's that it was stunningly boorish and creepy behavior on the part of our President. If I caught a 40-something man checking out my obviously underage 16 year old daughter like that, I'd have words with him.

Yes I have 2 daughters, so I'm not just talking out of my ass.

361 Macker  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:40:58pm

re: #352 Alouette

My bad, then.

362 Syrah  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:41:25pm

re: #345 ArchangelMichael

If he's Ming then is Spenser the Hawkman ruler or Flash Gordon?

Kilgore must be Klytus and Sharmuta would be General Kala.

We are all agents of Blue Sun.

363 legalpad  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:41:40pm

re: #355 Steffan

Met Laura Bush one time. She's a warm and friendly lady.

364 Macker  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:42:17pm

re: #363 legalpad

10,000 updings!

365 jcm  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:42:37pm

re: #357 realwest

Hey jcm! That's just GREAT NEWS! Thank you very much my friend - how are you doing tonight?

Beat.... long week little sleep, kids, work, getting the bathroom done, should be in bed, but need to wind down before I can go to sleep. Cold Trippel on hand.

Listened to a couple cuts on the CD, good stuff.

366 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:42:48pm

re: #334 The Shadow Do

Looking isn't the problem -- he'd have to be blind to not see what she's wiggling in his face, and he'd have to be mostly dead to not react to it.

What he does about it, OTOH, is the kicker. That's where Bubba screwed the pooch.

367 eddiespaghetti  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:43:40pm

Go Lance, tomorrow in the Pyrenees, white unicorn Lance, white unicorn!

368 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:46:06pm

re: #360 esch

The point isn't that it was illegal or impeachable or any of that nonsense. It's that it was stunningly boorish and creepy behavior on the part of our President. If I caught a 40-something man checking out my obviously underage 16 year old daughter like that, I'd have words with him.

Yes I have 2 daughters, so I'm not just talking out of my ass.

Didn't say you were. If I caught any of my co-workers staring like he was staring, I would call them out on it (though I'd do so privately). It was indeed boorish and if Michelle were to knee him in the nads, I would not fault her.

369 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:46:12pm

re: #313 realwest

FREE BEER? Man he must want need you badly!
Well enjoy the beer and try to talk him into like a three-fold increase in contractor fees - just in case, I mean!

I think he's had a whole bunch laid off recently, so he's hurting too.

Too bad. Part time and mo' money babay! Took them 6 months and 25 interviewees to find 2 guys last time.

Um, I sure hope they don't read this blog LOL.

370 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:46:20pm

re: #359 FurryOldGuyJeans

He could have been leering at someone who was 26 or older, I still would find it crass.

Yep. I'm realistic about these reports. I know sometimes I feel intrinsically that it doesn't matter to me personally. However, I realize the potential that these news reports can have. You ride it. Obama was leering at a 16 year old girl. It might not be something that really bothers you but you expose it as much as you can.

No great loss. We are talking about Obama anyway. It's worth it to have him fail.

371 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:46:27pm

re: #346 Killgore Trout

Bob Dole likes boobs

Hey, he might be old, but he's certainly not dead.

If that attracts his attention, maybe the Viagra is actually working.

/

372 Fenway_Nation  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:46:31pm

re: #366 Steffan

Figuratively....or?

373 Racer X  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:46:54pm

If Bush or McCain would have taken a peak at that 16 year old the MFM and lefty blogs would be going berserk right about now with cries of "hypocrite!" and "pervert!"

Am I wrong?

374 realwest  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:47:12pm

Well y'all it's been fun but I gotta go to sleep NOW!
Hope you all have a great evening/early morning and that I get the chance to see you all down the road!


Good night, all.

375 jcm  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:48:00pm

re: #371 Steffan

Hey, he might be old, but he's certainly not dead.

If that attracts his attention, maybe the Viagra is actually working.

/

J F'n K checking 'em out

376 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:48:15pm

re: #373 Racer X

If Bush or McCain would have taken a peak at that 16 year old the MFM and lefty blogs would be going berserk right about now with cries of "hypocrite!" and "pervert!"

Am I wrong?

Nope. You are not wrong. The lefty blogs would have had a field day. They live for this.

377 Steffan  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:48:25pm

re: #358 jcm

This one? Ike and Mamie

That's the one.

378 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:48:52pm

re: #368 Dark_Falcon

Agreed.

Sorry if I went off half-cocked. I've gotten plenty of attempted liberal lectures from people with NO KIDS over the years so I'm jumpy about it.

379 Fenway_Nation  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:48:57pm

re: #374 realwest

Bye realwest!

Seems like I just got here.

380 NY Nana  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:49:30pm

re: #363 legalpad

Met Laura Bush one time. She's a warm and friendly lady.

I wish that I had! She and President Bush looked like the kind of people that you could sit down in your kitchen with, have a cup of coffee, etc., and just chat with, and feel like you were with friends.

Just the sight of Michelle gives me the creeps...that perennial frown.

381 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:50:36pm

re: #363 legalpad

Met Laura Bush one time. She's a warm and friendly lady.

How lucky you are. I really liked Barbara, too

382 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:50:43pm

re: #370 Gus 802

Yep. I'm realistic about these reports. I know sometimes I feel intrinsically that it doesn't matter to me personally. However, I realize the potential that these news reports can have. You ride it. Obama was leering at a 16 year old girl. It might not be something that really bothers you but you expose it as much as you can.

No great loss. We are talking about Obama anyway. It's worth it to have him fail.

Hey, it only took a helmet to neuter Dukakis. Gotta go with what they give you.

383 kateca  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:50:58pm

re: #310 Steffan

Eleanor Roosevelt
Bess Truman
Jackie Kennedy
Linda Bird Johnson
Pat Nixon
Betty Ford
Rosalynn Carter
Nancy Reagan
Barbara Bush
Hillary Clinton
Laura Bush
Michelle Obama

70+ years. And of them all, my favorite has to be Laura Bush.

Always a lady. Always gracious. And how lovely to see a POTUS in love with his wife.

384 The Left  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:52:15pm

re: #196 freetoken

The FR has merged with the VDARE crowd, if indeed there was ever much of a difference.

Townhall is NOT far behind anymore.

385 legalpad  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:52:19pm

re: #380 NY Nana

I wish that I had! She and President Bush looked like the kind of people that you could sit down in your kitchen with, have a cup of coffee, etc., and just chat with, and feel like you were with friends.

Just the sight of Michelle gives me the creeps...that perennial frown.

Dittos on your whole post. I was just a contractor passing through but she stopped her conversation to talk to me. She was so warm she could have been my sister.

386 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:53:03pm

re: #380 NY Nana

I wish that I had! She and President Bush looked like the kind of people that you could sit down in your kitchen with, have a cup of coffee, etc., and just chat with, and feel like you were with friends.

Just the sight of Michelle gives me the creeps...that perennial frown.

I truly believe that she has anger issues. I hope her mom is not like that. She seems to be very helpful in raising those beautiful little girls.

387 Syrah  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:53:07pm

re: #374 realwest

*waves old pocket watch on a chain in front of RW in a slow pendulum moment*

Sleep Now.

388 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:53:30pm

re: #378 esch

Agreed.

Sorry if I went off half-cocked. I've gotten plenty of attempted liberal lectures from people with NO KIDS over the years so I'm jumpy about it.

You were fine. I was only looking at legal facts. Something can be legal to do, but still very wrong. And that is what Obama did: He was being a pig.

389 jcm  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:54:08pm

re: #387 Syrah

*waves old pocket watch on a chain in front of RW in a slow pendulum moment*

Sleep Now.

Pfft, I'm old school I rock 'em to sleep.....

I use a rock about this big!

/;-)

390 GGMac  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:54:14pm

re: #284 realwest

Ah, no. When I played in High School, even though I infrequently made contact with the ball, there were times when I'd get stingers, too.
I'm just an old coot - I don't like artificial turf, I don't like the Designated Hitter and Night Baseball always makes me feel a little weird. And the smell of reisin on the bat handles, the smell of a grass diamond, and not watching guys playing at night while still wearing either sunglasses or smearing that black anti-glare crap under their eyes is all baseball for me.
BTW, no less a GREAT ballplayer than Ted Williams said that night baseball was SO BAD, that even the greatest hitters would NEVER break the .400 BA ever again.

And another terrific memory: high school classes coming to a halt during the World Series. We were in our scheduled classrooms - each teacher, or a well-off student, would bring in a huge old portable radio (holding about 16 lbs of batteries!), and everyone would listen to the game(s). When baseball was clean - and was still America's game, and teachers, principals, and knew what really mattered

391 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:54:24pm

re: #382 esch

Hey, it only took a helmet to neuter Dukakis. Gotta go with what they give you.

The libs will just sit there and try to figure it all out.

392 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:55:05pm

re: #388 Dark_Falcon

You were fine. I was only looking at legal facts. Something can be legal to do, but still very wrong. And that is what Obama did: He was being a pig.

Think I'm going to go make a pedObama bumper sticker to irritate my neighbors.

It just looks right.

393 capitalist piglet  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:57:04pm

Wow...you know that cemetary where they arrested people for digging up graves? I just read it's where Emmett Till was buried.

I have a personal interest in this story, as a (now deceased) musician friend of mine named Roby Duke was the son of one of the defense witnesses in the trial (very unfortunately); the murder happened very near the house he grew up in. I'd known Roby for fifteen years, and the last time we performed together, we spent a lot of time talking backstage and he told me all about it.

He has written an incredible Mississippi blues-style song about it, that is definitely worth hearing - if you want to listen, click on the track called demodraft at myspace.com/robydukemusic.

394 Syrah  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:57:07pm

re: #389 jcm

Pfft, I'm old school I rock 'em to sleep.....

I use a rock about this big!

/;-)

Ouch!

395 eddiespaghetti  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:57:14pm

That is a sweet boo-tay, got to admit, nice job Drudge:

[Link: www.drudgereport.com...]

396 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:57:29pm

re: #392 esch

Think I'm going to go make a pedObama bumper sticker to irritate my neighbors.

It just looks right.

I'd advise against that. Bumper stickers with a message that hostile could get your car keyed. You would not be wrong to put up that sticker, but it might be unwise.

397 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:58:00pm

re: #392 esch

Think I'm going to go make a pedObama bumper sticker to irritate my neighbors.

It just looks right.

ROTFLMAO Your neighbors might just bring in Al Sharpton.

398 NY Nana  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:58:35pm

re: #385 legalpad

Dittos on your whole post. I was just a contractor passing through but she stopped her conversation to talk to me. She was so warm she could have been my sister.

I believe it....and you are not 'just a contractor'! Where would people be without you? Building gingerbread houses? ;)

Seriously, I can beleive it, as after 9/11, she would come unannounced to NYC, to go to the primary schools in the area, when they re-opened, and read to the kids, who must have been so traumatized. It was a lovely thing to do, and I bet those kids will tell their own kids about this lovely lady, even if they did not realize that she was the First lady, and a lady she was and is!

399 Fenway_Nation  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:58:56pm

re: #393 capitalist piglet


When I think Mississippi blues, I think RL Burnside.

400 jvic  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 10:59:07pm

Oh, for pity's sake.

1. I agree with the person who said that Obama should have had the presence of mind not to stare.

2. But an attractive young woman walked by and, like Sarkozy, he didn't have the presence of mind not to look. What was he supposed to do, ask for her ID? Would it make any difference if she was 18?

3. I'm thinking that on the 19th-century frontier, that young woman would be being courted and might be married. Arbitrary age boundaries might be necessary in modern society, but they are arbitrary. They are not grounded in some fundamental reality.

4. Making an issue of her age makes as much sense to me as getting exercised over whether or not Alexander the Great was gay.

5. Tell me that this is evidence Obama is not ready for prime time and I ask what else is new. Tell me that his behavior is somehow depraved and...I don't know what to say.

401 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:02:48pm

re: #400 jvic

I agree. His actions were boorish, but not depraved.

402 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:03:00pm

re: #398 NY Nana

She's three times a lady, to me.

403 legalpad  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:03:20pm

re: #398 NY Nana

I believe it....and you are not 'just a contractor'! Where would people be without you? Building gingerbread houses? ;)

LOL! - Thanks. I meant I wasn't sitting there having coffee with them, and of course, her action in that context points out a quality that so many public figures lack, but the great ones don't.

404 capitalist piglet  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:03:57pm

re: #399 Fenway_Nation

When I think Mississippi blues, I think RL Burnside.

It has never been so much my thing and I can't say I'm familiar with RL Burnside (will check it out though), but Roby was outstanding. When I found out the backstory about his family connection to this famous murder, I was shocked. Roby, of course, didn't have a racist bone in his body.

I was thinking about this very thing the other day, especially when I read a great post buzz wrote about the indignities black people suffered before the Civil Rights Movement, as contrasted with the bullhorn-loving Al Sharpton who, in contrast, just doesn't have it that bad.

Poor Emmett Till. He was just a kid. Just a child, really. His picture is stunning, when you put it together with his story.

405 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:04:19pm

re: #396 Dark_Falcon

re: #397 Pvt Bin Jammin

Thanks for the advice. I have a security camera, but wouldn't tweak my neighbors that much, anyways. We're all owners here.

But let's see...my President is Obama, one of my Senators is Franken, and my Representative is Ellison..could it really get worse? Funny enough, virtually all of the Obama stickers and signs (scores 8 months ago) are gone from my neighborhood.

406 BatGuano  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:06:11pm

re: #401 Dark_Falcon

I agree. His actions were boorish, but not depraved.

Agreed. But is too much to expect an American President to conduct himself as a gentleman?

407 NY Nana  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:06:41pm

re: #386 Pvt Bin Jammin

I truly believe that she has anger issues. I hope her mom is not like that. She seems to be very helpful in raising those beautiful little girls.

Anger issues, yes, and she looks like a beyatch. During this recession, the amount of money she spends on her clothing, and her daughters is obscene. I cannot imagine Laura Bush doing the same. And she always looked like a lady.

Taking the girls on all the trips must be a concern to the battallion of guards, etc., and I wonder just how much her mother actually does for the little girls.

Children are usually a result of their parenting, and she brought up a snotty daughter who 'never liked America until The One was elected dictator. Can her mother really be that different?

/Michelle should have been a member of the Diplomatic Corps.

408 mrshankly01  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:06:42pm

re: #405 esch

wow, unfortunate representation

409 The Left  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:07:06pm

re: #388 Dark_Falcon

You were fine. I was only looking at legal facts. Something can be legal to do, but still very wrong. And that is what Obama did: He was being a pig.

DF-- do you really think Obama was a pig for checking out that girl's booty?

I checked it out myself, believe me.

410 Pvt Bin Jammin  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:08:06pm

re: #405 esch

You might just be worse than me, but I doubt it. Can you say Pelosi, Boxer and Feinstein? The People's Republic of Californika here. Unfortunately I think Sharpton is still here. No doubt we will have more Michael Jackson specials.

411 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:08:25pm

Odd how some of the anti-VDARE crowd reminds me of VDARE.

412 ArchangelMichael  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:10:08pm

re: #411 Gus 802

Odd how some of the anti-VDARE crowd reminds me of VDARE.

I loathe both the Freepers and the KOSsaks/DUmmies so that makes sense.

413 The Left  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:11:56pm

re: #406 BatGuano

Agreed. But is too much to expect an American President to conduct himself as a gentleman?

but Bat, if 'being a gentleman' means never ever doing a doubletake when you see something like that....let's put it this way, stealing from dorothy parker:

"he was every other inch an gentlemen."

:)

414 Gus  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:13:01pm

re: #412 ArchangelMichael

I loathe both the Freepers and the KOSsaks/DUmmies so that makes sense.

First rule of men. You don't quote Daily Kos. Maybe one could if they're half gendered.

415 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:15:08pm

re: #409 iceweasel

DF-- do you really think Obama was a pig for checking out that girl's booty?

I checked it out myself, believe me.

If it had just been a glance, I'd be forgiving. But staring like that is rude.

I have to turn in, I'm afraid. I must get up at 7, so I'll be getting less than 6 hours of sleep as it is.

Goodnight, iceweasel. And goodnight everyone!

416 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:15:33pm

re: #410 Pvt Bin Jammin

You might just be worse than me, but I doubt it. Can you say Pelosi, Boxer and Feinstein? The People's Republic of Californika here. Unfortunately I think Sharpton is still here. No doubt we will have more Michael Jackson specials.

Oof.

I think it's a toss up. You have the IOU's, but remember all the young Somali muslim men around here who have 'disappeared' lately? I'm waiting for our own 'specials'.

417 kateca  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:15:36pm

re: #400 jvic

The man's wreaking havoc on the ecomomy. Who care's if he looks at a skirt?

418 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:15:37pm

re: #413 iceweasel

but Bat, if 'being a gentleman' means never ever doing a doubletake when you see something like that....let's put it this way, stealing from dorothy parker:

"he was every other inch an gentlemen."

:)

LOL! That was good!

419 BatGuano  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:16:17pm

re: #413 iceweasel

Decorum, young lady, decorum. :)

420 NY Nana  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:16:43pm

re: #402 Pvt Bin Jammin

Too true, and I had to listen to Lionel Ritchie...that voice! I am saving it, as I am making a serious attempt to go to sleep.

Laura Bush is a lady....a true lady. And that she and the President look so happy together? They could not fake it. I miss them soooo much.

421 legalpad  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:16:45pm

re: #413 iceweasel

The way men learn not to look is two things: Expect it and peripheral vision. It's not hard if you practice. I have people watching me, sometimes taking pictures, sometimes I work around lots of security cameras. if I was a public figure with the press on me all the time, I would certainlyhave it down. This guy is just inexperienced.

422 avanti  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:17:21pm

re: #359 FurryOldGuyJeans

He could have been leering at someone who was 26 or older, I still would find it crass.

Looking at pretty girls is pretty normal. Charle even had a thread on the Bush Volleyball pictures.

Bush.

423 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:17:53pm

re: #408 mrshankly01

wow, unfortunate representation

Looking at my area, you'd say 'Ok yeah that makes sense'.

Lots of easily dazzled middle-class 'moderates' (read squishy liberals) in MN District 5.

424 legalpad  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:19:50pm

re: #422 avanti

Looking at pretty girls is pretty normal. Charle even had a thread on the Bush Volleyball pictures.

Bush.

lol! What was he doing? Not just looking! Look, you have to be able to converse with attractive women without giving them a hard time about their looks. Sometimes they just want a break from it.

425 legalpad  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:20:42pm

re: #420 NY Nana

Night Nana

426 NY Nana  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:22:18pm

re: #403 legalpad

I meant I wasn't sitting there having coffee with them, and of course, her action in that context points out a quality that so many public figures lack, but the great ones don't.

Bet that Mrs. Bush would have invited you to the family quarters for a cup of coffee if you had asked!

And Mrs. Bush is an example of a lady, and IMHO, after living through Presidents and their families since 1938? Laura Bush was the first real First Lady we had, and she complimented the President, who we all could see adored her.

Oh, how I miss them.

427 esch  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:22:33pm

re: #422 avanti

Looking at pretty girls is pretty normal. Charle even had a thread on the Bush Volleyball pictures.

Bush.

LMAO I forgot about that one.

428 avanti  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:23:25pm

re: #424 legalpad

lol! What was he doing? Not just looking! Look, you have to be able to converse with attractive women without giving them a hard time about their looks. Sometimes they just want a break from it.

It's a Presidential

perk.

429 BatGuano  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:24:26pm

re: #413 iceweasel

Iceweasel, as a heterosexual male who has been taught all my life that women do not want to be ogled, I thought that that photo showed that President Obama has learned nothing from the women's movement of the last 40 years. Personally, I was scopin' out the booty.

430 legalpad  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:28:16pm

re: #428 avanti

It's a Presidential

perk.

I'm really enjoying the end of this thread! But you don't have to be president to have perks!

431 eddiespaghetti  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:29:46pm

re: #429 BatGuano

Indeed, it was a nice boo-tay. Not lying, nor involved in any way with politics. Ogle away!

However, that was very oppressive of women in general and I am very oppressed and intend to file a lawsuit, I am shocked, SHOCKED!

432 NY Nana  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:30:37pm

re: #425 legalpad

Same to you! Sweet dreams. I really am half asleep. Shhh, please don't tell Albore, but in what is nearly mid-July, we have to use a light duvet on the bed, as it is 54 degrees here, and a bit windy. We have not hit 80 yet in our suburb...very strange, and the metro NYC are is usually hazy, hot, and humid. We have had enough rain to mail it to anyone who needs it!

433 legalpad  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:32:04pm

re: #432 NY Nana

Yeah, I should crash too. Goodnight.

434 avanti  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:33:34pm

re: #430 legalpad

I'm really enjoying the end of this thread! But you don't have to be president to have perks!

The most interesting part to me is how the Bush volleyball thread was basically "go George" , not as much when a BHO did it.
I'll admit, I've been caught looking without even knowing I was doing it.

435 BatGuano  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:36:55pm

re: #431 eddiespaghetti

Indeed, it was a nice boo-tay. Not lying, nor involved in any way with politics. Ogle away!

However, that was very oppressive of women in general and I am very oppressed and intend to file a lawsuit, I am shocked, SHOCKED!

I share you shockedness.

436 The Left  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:45:45pm

re: #419 BatGuano

Decorum, young lady, decorum. :)

:( I'll try.

Seriously, it's ok to be looked at and us third-wave feminists like it, I promise. Just make sure to keep your eyes on our face when we're talking to you, and we're ok.

/true story: once had to tell a colleague a complicated story about something we (the company) had to do. Guy never looked above my neck, kept nodding.

At the end of this I turn to leave and he says ---wait wait, Ice, I'm so sorry but I didn't hear a word you said. Laughing!

// Granted, I was younger then, but believe me, this kind of shit happens all the time to women.

437 kateca  Thu, Jul 9, 2009 11:47:16pm

Dear President Obama:

Keep doing what you're doing because your approval ratings are dropping and more and more people are sorry that they voted for you.

I personally don't care that you ogled a woman but I admit I take some perverse delight at your amateur mistakes. I keep hoping your blind supporters will get their wake-up call and see you for the fraud you are.

438 BatGuano  Fri, Jul 10, 2009 12:00:01am

re: #436 iceweasel

I know it does. I've heard similar stories. Maybe I'm guilty.

439 pat  Fri, Jul 10, 2009 12:02:16am

And the funny thing is (my wife told me this), if you ever get caught looking at tits, when asked you say "eyes". Then you are off the hook.

440 pat  Fri, Jul 10, 2009 12:06:06am

re: #346 Killgore Trout

That is pretty weak. I would have had a pic with my arm around her and commenting how she could be on my staff.

441 The Left  Fri, Jul 10, 2009 12:21:23am

re: #438 BatGuano

I know it does. I've heard similar stories. Maybe I'm guilty.

Well, I'm sure Mrs Bat knows that in your case it's only a sign you're a Boy Bat. Nothing to be worried about, just a healthy response, and nothing sexist or nasty about it either. :)

442 ShanghaiEd  Fri, Jul 10, 2009 12:21:34am

re: #434 avanti

The most interesting part to me is how the Bush volleyball thread was basically "go George" , not as much when a BHO did it.
I'll admit, I've been caught looking without even knowing I was doing it.

Good point. I've also been puzzled lately when public figures (not just BHO) are said to be "glaring," "staring," or "ogling" in a still photograph. All these actions, by definition, require a duration of at least a second or two, don't they? (At least, I've argued that to my wife before.)

With outdoor photos often using shutter speeds of 1/000 second or faster, how do you know where a person's eyes were focusing 1/000 second before or after the one shot? Wouldn't it take a video to tell a glance from an ogle?

I have the self-control not to glare, stare, or ogle inappropriately in public. But I glance at everything in my field of view. Everything. Young, elderly, animal, vegetable, mineral. With a still camera pointed at you, all it takes is a glance and you're sunk. Trust me on this.

Let he/she who is without glance cast the first stone.

443 ShanghaiEd  Fri, Jul 10, 2009 12:24:57am

re: #439 pat

And the funny thing is (my wife told me this), if you ever get caught looking at tits, when asked you say "eyes". Then you are off the hook.

pat: Eye's not sure how this works. Whose eyes does this explanation refer to?

444 The Left  Fri, Jul 10, 2009 12:36:18am

re: #442 ShanghaiEd

Good point. I've also been puzzled lately when public figures (not just BHO) are said to be "glaring," "staring," or "ogling" in a still photograph. All these actions, by definition, require a duration of at least a second or two, don't they? (At least, I've argued that to my wife before.)

With outdoor photos often using shutter speeds of 1/000 second or faster, how do you know where a person's eyes were focusing 1/000 second before or after the one shot? Wouldn't it take a video to tell a glance from an ogle?

I have the self-control not to glare, stare, or ogle inappropriately in public. But I glance at everything in my field of view. Everything. Young, elderly, animal, vegetable, mineral. With a still camera pointed at you, all it takes is a glance and you're sunk. Trust me on this.

Let he/she who is without glance cast the first stone.

It's very easy to snap a pic now catching that one second that's unflattering to a public figure. I'm thinking of that photo all the crazy right wing blogs loooove to claim show that Michelle 'glared' at Carla Bruni. Despite the fact that they got along well, and the literally thousands of photos attesting to that, and all the evidence attesting that they did.

I had a similar feeling every time a lefty site posted a photo 'proving' Bush was a moron, btw, because they caught him making an odd face.


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