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This is so pathetic I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Dozens — if not hundreds — of right wing blogs are running with this quote, portraying it as a statement about the tea party held last weekend: ‘We believe it is the largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever.’

The quote is from January. The National Park Service spokesman was talking about Barack Obama’s inauguration.

WASHINGTON - The National Park Service says it will rely on a media report that says 1.8 million people attended President Obama’s inauguration.

David Barna, a Park Service spokesman, said the agency did not conduct its own count. Instead, it will use a Washington Post account that said 1.8 million people gathered on the US Capitol grounds, National Mall, and parade route.

“It is a record,” Barna said. “We believe it is the largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever.”

An epic, monumental fail.

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219 comments

1 MisterCookie  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:01:05pm

**facepalm**

2 McSpiff  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:01:10pm

Why let something like 'facts' get in the way of a good story...

3 Boondock St. Bender  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:01:39pm

they're gonna hate you even more now!

4 MJ  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:01:43pm

I see crazy Pam is running with that story. Figures, doesn't it?

5 jaunte  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:02:10pm
"David Barna, a Park Service spokesman..."


"Oh, well the quote I read was from Dan Bana, so that must be a mistake..."
/

6 Neutral President  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:02:56pm

I hope kooks fail.

7 Boondock St. Bender  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:05:30pm

How long before these headlines disappear as if they were never there...

8 Capitalist Tool  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:06:59pm

Rush reported today that the Park Service said that it based it's estimates solely on media reporting of attendance levels...

circle jerk

9 Wendya  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:09:43pm

re: #2 McSpiff

Why let something like 'facts' get in the way of a good story...

Fact checking is a lost art on both the left and right. People will spout out all manner of nonsense without taking 10 seconds to verify whether or not it is true. This also includes the media.

10 avanti  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:09:50pm

When I posted that quote this A.M., I knew it would not be corrected on most blogs by now, and very few have. Literally 10's of 1000's of internet user will be mislead, than when the real numbers are released, it will be a conspiracy from the MSM to "shrink" the attendance.

11 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:10:59pm

re: #1 MisterCookie

**facepalm**

Double Facepalm

12 danrudy  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:11:43pm

saw this earlier today. The were also laughing about in on Kos. Supposedly someone linked a quote to some Boston Globe article or something as a joke (or so I recall them claiming).
Yikes...oh well.
It would be nice if someone like the police department or the CURRENT parks department rep gave an estimate (have they?) since they have a little more experience in estimating crowds then the fire department.

13 Achilles Tang  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:11:46pm

here to say goodnight.

Goodnight.

14 The Shadow Do  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:13:29pm

I really don't think anyone much gives a hoot about the numbers.

It happened, its over. No one cares, really.

15 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:15:30pm

The continual jumping of the shark.

And the latest article at American "Thinker" delves into toponymy or onomastics -- that is names. Hence an article entitled What's in a leftist's name?, by James Lewis:

All the "ex's" in that paragraph refer to their various Stations of the Cross, as they jump from one identity to another. All those "ex's" are the marks of someone with a haunting sense of inadequacy. Just call me X, like Malcolm X Little El Hajj Malik El Shabazz.

Barry Soetoro Barack Hussein Obama II is of course another one. That's why, having conquered the US presidency from the far, far, outasight Left, while covering up his true identity, he now feels the craving to preside over the UN Security Council for the first time in history. Being President doesn't satisfy Mr. Obama. He must be the Second Coming of Christ, giving lasting peace to all the peoples of the world whether they like it or not. Swallow that ObamaCare, kid, or else.

SNIP

At some point most people figure out who they are, and if they are lucky, they like it well enough. They discover a world of meaning -- in their family, in their God, in some obsessive hobby like stamp collecting or in being a Cat Person. Or, in this day and age, they become an Eternal Rebel, and if they're Saul Alinsky they explicitly dedicate their book to Lucifer. (As Alinsky did with Rules for Radicals.) Trouble is, most of that isn't satisfying either, so they have to find a never-ending crusade, with its very own evil enemies to fight, and its own messianic heroes to follow. They're always chasing Tomorrow (1). Christopher Hitchens is a classic case; he keeps looking for another God, from Karl Marx to Leon Trotsky to Thomas Paine. They're all The God that Failed.

A literal meeting of religious politics, astrology, approaching numerology [Morrissey], and of course the demonization of names. The author here implies that the president's name was pre-planned for a pre-intended political purpose.

Cue in the Twilight Zone music.

(1) Anyone have an idea why he capitalized tomorrow?

16 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:16:00pm

re: #13 Naso Tang

here to say goodnight.

Goodnight.

Goodnight. Hope I wasn't too irritable about Jefferson earlier. The man itches me.

17 Sharmuta  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:17:02pm

For all those who seem to think LGF have "changed" since the election I'd like to say:

This is the blog where we still fact check your ass.

18 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:17:18pm

I'm a fascist! He's a fascist! Wouldn't you like to be a fascist too?

sorry I was a kid in the Seventies...

19 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:18:44pm

What do I care if it's a lie, as long as it fits my narrative?

/intellectually dishonest partisan

20 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:19:23pm

re: #18 LudwigVanQuixote

I'm a fascist! He's a fascist! Wouldn't you like to be a fascist too?

sorry I was a kid in the Seventies...

I'm sorry.

/ducks

21 jaunte  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:20:01pm

re: #15 Gus 802


(1) Anyone have an idea why he capitalized tomorrow?

The answer is... 42.

22 davinvalkri  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:20:21pm

I thought this kind of "fails the sanity check" blather was the domain of the leftist radicals. I guess it's just the domain of the radicals now. Oh well...it's nice seeing the political mobius strip as it actually is.

23 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:20:44pm

re: #21 jaunte

The answer is... 42.

I thought it was 44! Is it me or was that the biggest bunch of bunk you ever did see?

24 jaunte  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:21:04pm

re: #19 Slumbering Behemoth

"We can really use that 'truthiness' concept."

25 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:22:17pm
26 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:22:17pm

re: #23 Gus 802

I thought it was 44! Is it me or was that the biggest bunch of bunk you ever did see?

Jaunte was making a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy joke, though you probably already knew that.

27 Boondock St. Bender  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:24:45pm

no flouncing yet?

28 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:25:34pm

re: #17 Sharmuta

This is the blog where we still fact check your ass.

Oh thank goodness! I have this thing I can't quite see, even with a hand mirror. I can't tell if it's a pimple, a boil, an ingrown hair, or something even worse.

Little help?
/

29 MisterCookie  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:25:45pm

re: #27 Boondock St. Bender

no flouncing yet?

Nah seems the powerline post is much more fertile ground for that sort of thing.

30 jaunte  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:25:51pm

Goodnight all.

31 Killian Bundy  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:25:58pm

Senate de-funds ACORN, but seven stand by them

•Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.
•Roland Burris, D-Ill.
•Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
•Bernie Sanders, D-Vt.
•Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
•Bob Casey, D-Pa.
•Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

The key now is to see whether Democrats try to strip out this provision later in a House-Senate conference committee.

Seven out of 100.

/just in case you're keeping score

32 Neutral President  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:26:53pm

I also hope the Raiders fail, but that one is not looking well right now.

33 Boondock St. Bender  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:27:16pm

re: #32 ArchangelMichael

hell of a ballsy play

34 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:28:06pm

re: #31 Killian Bundy

Senate de-funds ACORN, but seven stand by them

Seven out of 100.

/just in case you're keeping score

And wow, what a surprise: Both my state's senators voted to keep funding those crooks.

/spits on Burris and Durbin

35 Sharmuta  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:28:16pm

re: #15 Gus 802

(1) Anyone have an idea why he capitalized tomorrow?

It's a fascist concept/imagery thing.

36 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:29:09pm

re: #19 Slumbering Behemoth

What do I care if it's a lie, as long as it fits my narrative?

/intellectually dishonest partisan

Increases my viewership

ftfy

37 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:29:10pm

re: #28 Slumbering Behemoth

You are evil, and I think it's time I went to bed and stopped lurking.

38 solomonpanting  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:29:20pm

Million Unmanned March

39 Charles Johnson  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:29:39pm

re: #15 Gus 802

The continual jumping of the shark.

And the latest article at American "Thinker" delves into toponymy or onomastics -- that is names. Hence an article entitled What's in a leftist's name?, by James Lewis:

A literal meeting of religious politics, astrology, approaching numerology [Morrissey], and of course the demonization of names. The author here implies that the president's name was pre-planned for a pre-intended political purpose.

Cue in the Twilight Zone music.

(1) Anyone have an idea why he capitalized tomorrow?

James Lewis is the fool who accused me of being taken in by secret Belgian government psyops, because I refused to join forces with the Vlaams Belang. He's got more than a few screws loose.

40 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:29:51pm

re: #35 Sharmuta

It's a fascist concept/imagery thing.

Tomorrow! Yeah, it's supposed to be extra scary. Or something.

41 TheMatrix31  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:29:53pm

re: #34 Dark_Falcon

And wow, what a surprise: Both my state's senators voted to keep funding those crooks.

/spits on Burris and Durbin

Assholes.

42 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:30:13pm

re: #39 Charles

James Lewis is the fool who accused me of being taken in by secret Belgian government psyops, because I refused to join forces with the Vlaams Belang. He's got more than a few screws loose.

Figured as much. His kookiness is self-evident.

43 outsidephilly  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:30:26pm

nighty, night everyone!

...hope you enjoyed your birthday today, LudwigVanQuixote!

44 Boondock St. Bender  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:30:43pm

re: #39 Charles

belgian govt.hair rays???

45 jvic  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:31:04pm

Maybe they still think they're a permanent majority.

46 Charles Johnson  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:31:07pm

re: #42 Gus 802

Figured as much. His kookiness is self-evident.

Here's my post responding to his stupid article -- he ignored it, of course.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

47 Neutral President  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:31:08pm

re: #15 Gus 802

Anyone have an idea why he capitalized tomorrow?

Maybe he took German in high school or college and has to consciously try to avoid capitalizing all nouns since then. I know I do.

48 Nadnerb  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:31:16pm

More idiot fodder for Olbermann.

49 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:31:56pm

re: #22 davinvalkri

San Check. Fail.

50 davinvalkri  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:32:23pm

re: #48 Nadnerb

More idiot fodder for Olbermann.

Oh, no...he'll start shouting, then Beck'll start shouting, then Moyers will start shouting, then Hannity, then...OH GOD SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT--
/tranq'd.

51 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:32:36pm

re: #41 TheMatrix31

Assholes.

"Oh yeah, big time."

- Dick Cheney concurring with George W. Bush's assessment of NYT reporter Adam Clymer (Bush called Clymer an asshole)

52 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:32:40pm

re: #46 Charles

Here's my post responding to his stupid article -- he ignored it, of course.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

Oh! That guy.

Wow.

53 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:32:42pm

re: #39 Charles

James Lewis is the fool who accused me of being taken in by secret Belgian government psyops, because I refused to join forces with the Vlaams Belang. He's got more than a few screws loose.

LIttle does he know the power of Remulak! Our psy-ops are so much better!

Belgian psyops... I mean Belgian? What Hercule Poirot proves you stole candy when you were six?

Can't it at least have been something cool and sinister like former East German psyops?

54 Nadnerb  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:34:15pm

Stay the course Charles. It's always lonely in the middle.

55 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:34:35pm

re: #49 Slumbering Behemoth

San Check. Fail.

Whoever wrote the lines for that poster either hates board gamers, or is one.

or both.

56 avanti  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:35:13pm

Charles, the stalker site has really outdone themselves with a new thread about you, disgusting. With that, I bid all the Lizards a good night.

57 davinvalkri  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:36:14pm

re: #55 Dark_Falcon

Whoever wrote the lines for that poster either hates board gamers, or is one.

or both.

If TV Tropes hasn't let me down, the term "roll for SAN check" comes from a tabletop RPG version of the Lovecraft Mythos, with all the eldritch abominations implied. So yeah.

58 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:37:16pm

re: #56 avanti

Charles, the stalker site has really outdone themselves with a new thread about you, disgusting. With that, I bid all the Lizards a good night.

Agreed. Rodan is now comparing Charles to Hitler. The FAIL in that statement is so obvious that it doesn't need to be refuted.

59 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:38:48pm

re: #58 Dark_Falcon

Agreed. Rodan is now comparing Charles to Hitler. The FAIL in that statement is so obvious that it doesn't need to be refuted.

The reality is that the real fascists are them.

60 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:38:49pm

re: #37 EmmmieG

You are evil, and I think it's time I went to bed and stopped lurking.

I'm not evil, I'm just a bad boy. Admit it, you love that about me.

/wait, is it evil to put bumper stickers on other people's cars, up-side-down? 'Cuz if it is, I may just be going to hell.

61 Charles Johnson  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:39:23pm

re: #56 avanti

Charles, the stalker site has really outdone themselves with a new thread about you, disgusting. With that, I bid all the Lizards a good night.

That's old stuff. Twajie took the picture from this post:

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

Not just a moron -- an unoriginal moron.

62 zarsky99  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:39:43pm

Charles,

I have been a silent reader of your blog for many many years. I truly do not understand why you have difficulty understanding those whom are right of center who are honestly concerned with a very left of center Executive and Legislative branch over-reaching and threatening our liberties. All political groups have their 'crazies' but to demonize us all is just silly. I will still read lgf, but to be honest it has become tiresome as of late, due to an apparent hatred of right of center political thought when it comes to domestic issues. Thankfully, I am nearly 100% in agreement with you in regards to the war on radical islamic terrorists and even most foreign policy debates.

PS...I can believe in God and Evolution. I am curious of your thoughts in this area, since you have been posting relentlessly on evolution stories over the last few months.

63 Sharmuta  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:40:02pm

re: #40 Gus 802

Tomorrow! Yeah, it's supposed to be extra scary. Or something.

It's the great, glorious State of Tomorrow, where the trains run on time.

64 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:40:26pm

re: #39 Charles

James Lewis is the fool who accused me of being taken in by secret Belgian government psyops, because I refused to join forces with the Vlaams Belang. He's got more than a few screws loose.

Okay. That right there? Laugh out loud funny.

65 GGMac  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:41:05pm

A quick stop-in before bed - hope all are well and happy.

I was hoping the overnight would be up - can't stay awake that long, though, and wanted to post this for any who are admirers of Susan Boyle. It'll be on her album, set to be released in Nov. IIRC.

The Stones' "Wild Horses" - a rich, and stunning arrangement/performance.

[Link: www.thesun.co.uk...]

Enjoy, and 'nite all.

66 avanti  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:41:21pm

Ah, a blast from the past than, sorry.

67 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:41:23pm

re: #62 zarsky99

Charles,

I have been a silent reader of your blog for many many years. I truly do not understand why you have difficulty understanding those whom are right of center who are honestly concerned with a very left of center Executive and Legislative branch over-reaching and threatening our liberties. All political groups have their 'crazies' but to demonize us all is just silly. I will still read lgf, but to be honest it has become tiresome as of late, due to an apparent hatred of right of center political thought when it comes to domestic issues. Thankfully, I am nearly 100% in agreement with you in regards to the war on radical islamic terrorists and even most foreign policy debates.

PS...I can believe in God and Evolution. I am curious of your thoughts in this area, since you have been posting relentlessly on evolution stories over the last few months.

If you consider gun toting racists to be right of center, then you need your scale seriously re-calibrated.

As to belief in G-d and evolution, the two are not exclusive.

68 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:41:25pm

re: #58 Dark_Falcon

Agreed. Rodan is now comparing Charles to Hitler. The FAIL in that statement is so obvious that it doesn't need to be refuted.

They've announced their intention to have a "nightly" Charles post.
It's really quite an example of the depth of damage to those folks.
The obsession with LGF, well, words fail me.

I'm not going back to that sewer to look.

69 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:42:53pm

re: #61 Charles

That's old stuff. Twajie took the picture from this post:

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

Not just a moron -- an unoriginal moron.

They're the dumbest people I've even encountered on the internet. In fact. They're not only dumb but they've surpassed the craziness I've seen at the Democratic Underground. They don't even have the educational foundation to make it above the 6th grade.

70 Charles Johnson  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:44:01pm

Here we go again.

71 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:44:19pm

re: #68 Floral Giraffe

They've announced their intention to have a "nightly" Charles post.
It's really quite an example of the depth of damage to those folks.
The obsession with LGF, well, words fail me.

I'm not going back to that sewer to look.

Actually it is entertaining to see how much they hate me personally... Though I have much more to write by way of sane before I get hated as much as Sharm, Jimmah, Kilgore ice Ice or oddly enough Coracle...

72 Nadnerb  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:44:29pm

re: #62 zarsky99

Flounce on aisle 62

73 Sharmuta  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:44:46pm

re: #62 zarsky99

PS...I can believe in God and Evolution. I am curious of your thoughts in this area, since you have been posting relentlessly on evolution stories over the last few months.

Are you kidding?! We haven't had a good evolution thread in weeks.

To fact check my own ass, and not Slumbering Behemoth, I looked it up!

Last evolution thread was Thu, Aug 27.

So please. That you would trot out this pathetic talking point, completely unrelated to the rest of your rant, and one that is utterly false suggest you are not being honest.

74 Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:44:49pm

re: #62 zarsky99

Charles,

I have been a silent reader of your blog for many many years. I truly do not understand why you have difficulty understanding those whom are right of center who are honestly concerned with a very left of center Executive and Legislative branch over-reaching and threatening our liberties. All political groups have their 'crazies' but to demonize us all is just silly. I will still read lgf, but to be honest it has become tiresome as of late, due to an apparent hatred of right of center political thought when it comes to domestic issues. Thankfully, I am nearly 100% in agreement with you in regards to the war on radical islamic terrorists and even most foreign policy debates.

PS...I can believe in God and Evolution. I am curious of your thoughts in this area, since you have been posting relentlessly on evolution stories over the last few months.

you realize you're defining right of center to be so far over on the political spectrum that Reagan would be considered a communist?

just sayin'

75 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:45:09pm

re: #55 Dark_Falcon

Probably both. The have a good one for Rule #34.

76 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:45:10pm

re: #62 zarsky99


PS...I can believe in God and Evolution. I am curious of your thoughts in this area, since you have been posting relentlessly on evolution stories over the last few months.

Disregarding the other material:

1. Charles hasn't posted much on evolution recently.
2. If you had bothered to read any of the evolution threads, you would have noticed that many of us here also believe in God and evolution.
3. Is there a FORM LETTER or something?

77 Zebra  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:45:22pm

Yes, I too live in the most corrupt state in the Union. You just knew that Dirtbag Durbin would want to keep funding for Acorn...how else would he be re-elected???

78 Charles Johnson  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:45:23pm

re: #68 Floral Giraffe

They've announced their intention to have a "nightly" Charles post.
It's really quite an example of the depth of damage to those folks.
The obsession with LGF, well, words fail me.

I'm not going back to that sewer to look.

Right -- and that's at the same time they rant like swivel-eyed loons about how insignificant I am. So insignificant that every single post turns into a hatefest about me.

At least it's keeping them off the streets where they might hurt someone.

79 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:45:55pm

re: #68 Floral Giraffe

They've announced their intention to have a "nightly" Charles post.
It's really quite an example of the depth of damage to those folks.
The obsession with LGF, well, words fail me.

I'm not going back to that sewer to look.

They've announced that the anti-Charles thread is their attempt to steer their blog away from simply comparing themselves to us. Take that statement as you will.

80 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:46:01pm

re: #78 Charles

Keep an eye open about what's being said downstairs.

81 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:46:01pm

re: #63 Sharmuta

It's the great, glorious State of Tomorrow, where the trains run on time.

But the funny thing is, they don't stop at your station.

82 Charles Johnson  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:46:28pm

re: #62 zarsky99

Thanks for reminding me. I have a couple of good evolution posts ready to go tomorrow.

83 Sharmuta  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:47:01pm

re: #81 SanFranciscoZionist

But the funny thing is, they don't stop at your station.

That's because us wymin folk gotta be home with buns in the oven.

84 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:47:07pm

re: #78 Charles

Right -- and that's at the same time they rant like swivel-eyed loons about how insignificant I am. So insignificant that every single post turns into a hatefest about me.

At least it's keeping them off the streets where they might hurt someone.

I like how they brag about their sock puppets and then call you obsessed for finding them out...

Honestly, projection knows no bounds...

85 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:47:12pm

re: #62 zarsky99

Registered for two years and his first comment was to call LGF "Tiresome". I smell dirty socks...

86 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:47:39pm

re: #82 Charles

Thanks for reminding me. I have a couple of good evolution posts ready to go tomorrow.

Be careful what you wish for...

87 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:47:49pm

re: #81 SanFranciscoZionist

re: #83 Sharmuta

Yeah.

88 Sharmuta  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:48:14pm

re: #85 Dark_Falcon

Registered for two years and his first comment was to call LGF "Tiresome". I smell dirty socks...

Intelligent Design flouncer sock?

89 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:50:47pm

re: #88 Sharmuta

Intelligent Design flouncer sock?

Those are pretty expensive socks, Sharm. The Official Disco Institute Socks have cushions against logic and edvidence also their whole bottom.

90 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:51:01pm

re: #88 Sharmuta

Intelligent Design flouncer sock?


91 Charles Johnson  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:52:53pm

I'm guessing 2 or 3 flounces tonight, between midnight and 6 am.

92 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:52:57pm

re: #90 LudwigVanQuixote

Hey, no fair showing zarsky99's picture!

//

93 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:53:22pm

re: #91 Charles

I'm guessing 2 or 3 flounces tonight, between midnight and 6 am.

I'll take that bet.

94 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:54:17pm

Some people nevergiveup because the iron fist of self hatred is constant.

95 Charles Johnson  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:54:58pm

How pitifully sad when even Media Matters' Eric Boehlert makes sense. He's got some real easy targets.

[Link: mediamatters.org...]

96 shimoda  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:55:37pm

re: #58 Dark_Falcon

Agreed. Rodan is now comparing Charles to Hitler. The FAIL in that statement is so obvious that it doesn't need to be refuted.

Nitpicking mode on:
Actually they are comparing Charles to Eva Braun, I think.
Nitpicking mode off

97 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:55:44pm

re: #91 Charles

I'm guessing 2 or 3 flounces tonight, between midnight and 6 am.

And people say you are anti-conservative. That's about the most conservative estimate for overnight flouncing that I could imagine.

I'll wager 5-6.

98 Nadnerb  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:57:34pm

The right needs to police their own, and I think this whole thing is about being intellectually honest. Nothing here is so important as to say "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" and justify being part of something where hate groups go. These lunatic alliances between white supremacists, tea party organizers and bloggers who maintain their "reasoned" positions are moronic convergence. It's here on the right, just as we have seen on the left. Paulians, Nirthers etc. The right wing version of Move On.org

99 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:57:53pm

re: #95 Charles

How pitifully sad when even Media Matters' Eric Boehlert makes sense. He's got some real easy targets.

[Link: mediamatters.org...]

Agreed. When Media Matters is shoveling dirt over you, it's time to stop digging.

100 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:58:22pm

re: #95 Charles

How pitifully sad when even Media Matters' Eric Boehlert makes sense. He's got some real easy targets.

[Link: mediamatters.org...]

Geraldo speaks. I shouldn't be so rough on Geraldo.

She usually does her feeds from Fox 31. You should see the staff they have there. Typical Fox air heads.

//

101 Killian Bundy  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:59:00pm

Aparrently Bloodstar doesn't like the names of the seven Senators supporting ACORN being posted here.

It's crystal clear that ACORN systematically engages in widespread fraudulent and criminal activity. It's also clear that ACORN is a wholly owned integrated subset of the Democrat party, hardly the "non-partisan" entity ACORN claims to be. Don't believe me? Well, let's ask Bertha Lewis, the Chief Organizer of Acorn.

Hopefully, non-devious people with half an ounce of moral character will keep up the pressure on ACORN. It's an organization that crosses every legal, moral, and political boundary in furtherance of the Democrat party. It's time to make ACORN go away and cutting off all federal funding is a good start.

/how much ya wanna bet yet another ACORN "hooker" tape comes out tomorrow?

102 Neutral President  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 10:59:53pm

re: #79 Dark_Falcon

They've announced that the anti-Charles thread is their attempt to steer their blog away from simply comparing themselves to us. Take that statement as you will.

Bahahahah. "We are going to focus on Charles so it doesn't look like we are obsessing over LGF."

I'm going to eat a steak every night for dinner so it doesn't look like I'm eating too much red meat.

/most amusing torrential flow of illogic

103 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:00:25pm

OK, I'm gonna post this upstairs in the science links but there is an entire Freshman physics class from MIT on Youtube, all the lectures at least.

It's good.

104 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:00:58pm

re: #101 Killian Bundy

Maybe it's tonight's first flounce contestant?

105 Neutral President  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:02:47pm

re: #103 LudwigVanQuixote

That makes me wonder if those old "The Mechanical Universe" episodes are on out there somewhere on youtube or the like.

106 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:02:53pm

am back.

I don't understand how using Rules for Radicals is a good thing, but it seems to be spreading like a virus. Apologies if this has been posted already. I think it is a credible source.

107 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:03:07pm

re: #103 LudwigVanQuixote

Sent that link to my nephew, the geek!

108 Killian Bundy  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:03:08pm

re: #104 Floral Giraffe

Maybe it's tonight's first flounce contestant?

/that's not the way it works

109 SpaceJesus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:03:14pm

for some reason stalkerblog.com seems way more interested in sharmuta than Charles in most of the threads (I've only read like 3 though).

110 Charles Johnson  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:03:55pm

re: #109 SpaceJesus

for some reason stalkerblog.com seems way more interested in sharmuta than Charles in most of the threads (I've only read like 3 though).

There are a lot of damaged minds there with mommy issues.

111 Neutral President  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:04:16pm

re: #109 SpaceJesus

Misogyny. Some people don't take kindly to "uppity broads".

112 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:04:35pm

re: #105 ArchangelMichael

That makes me wonder if those old "The Mechanical Universe" episodes are on out there somewhere on youtube or the like.

They are and I love them...

This though is an actual class there are all the lectures from an entire semester. I watched enough to like the guy's teaching style. Let's be real, this is the ultimate use of something like you tube. You could take an entire course this way.

Why not honestly, for real, learn physics 1 in your own time?

113 charlesincharge  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:05:55pm

re: #78 Charles

Right -- and that's at the same time they rant like swivel-eyed loons about how insignificant I am. So insignificant that every single post turns into a hatefest about me.

At least it's keeping them off the streets where they might hurt someone.

Charles,I'm not looking for a fight. Why do you "get into the mud with pigs"? You both come out dirty but they like it. Sometimes cliche's happen because they are true.

114 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:06:10pm

re: #101 Killian Bundy

Aparrently Bloodstar doesn't like the names of the seven Senators supporting ACORN being posted here.

It's crystal clear that ACORN systematically engages in widespread fraudulent and criminal activity. It's also clear that ACORN is a wholly owned integrated subset of the Democrat party, hardly the "non-partisan" entity ACORN claims to be. Don't believe me? Well, let's ask Bertha Lewis, the Chief Organizer of Acorn.


[Video]Hopefully, non-devious people with half an ounce of moral character will keep up the pressure on ACORN. It's an organization that crosses every legal, moral, and political boundary in furtherance of the Democrat party. It's time to make ACORN go away and cutting off all federal funding is a good start.

/how much ya wanna bet yet another ACORN "hooker" tape comes out tomorrow?

Breitbart has said that one will be posted tomorrow. He's drawing out the story to do more damage. I'd ask Charles to put up a thread about it if its a big as is being hinted. It probably won't be, but it'll still keep ACORN firing people and on the defensive.

115 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:06:13pm

re: #107 Floral Giraffe

Sent that link to my nephew, the geek!

It's good to be a nerd! We have better benefits - like vaporizing the insolent with neutron death rays...

116 Sharmuta  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:06:38pm

re: #109 SpaceJesus

They're all raving misogynists- and that includes the women.

117 Neutral President  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:06:51pm

re: #112 LudwigVanQuixote

When they put upper division Physics and astronomy classes I'm there. I got the first 3 "weed out all the non-hackers" Physics classes down for the most part.

Could use a DiffEq class though. Never made it through one after I switch to CS and it wasn't required anymore.

118 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:07:34pm

re: #111 ArchangelMichael

Misogyny. Some people don't take kindly to "uppity broads".

Indeed. The commentary on iceweasel is even more hostile.

119 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:07:38pm

re: #109 SpaceJesus

for some reason stalkerblog.com seems way more interested in sharmuta than Charles in most of the threads (I've only read like 3 though).

There's a reason for that. Typically, Rodan and the others like to pick on Sharmuta because they are not only misogynists but men prone towards violence against women. They also do the same thing towards Irish Rose. It's not a surprise that Rodan brings up my mother all the time. Most of the men at Blogmocracy hate women.

120 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:09:23pm

re: #117 ArchangelMichael

When they put upper division Physics and astronomy classes I'm there. I got the first 3 "weed out all the non-hackers" Physics classes down for the most part.

Could use a DiffEq class though. Never made it through one after I switch to CS and it wasn't required anymore.

Ask and you shall receive, This is the complete class, all the lectures, and the home work and notes. Also from MIT.
[Link: ocw.mit.edu...]

121 Sharmuta  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:09:35pm

re: #111 ArchangelMichael

Misogyny. Some people don't take kindly to "uppity broads".

Uppity = intelligent.

122 Sharmuta  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:11:04pm

re: #119 Gus 802

because they are not only misogynists but men prone towards violence against women.

I'm not sure why you think these are distinct.

123 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:11:27pm

re: #117 ArchangelMichael

When they put upper division Physics and astronomy classes I'm there. I got the first 3 "weed out all the non-hackers" Physics classes down for the most part.

Could use a DiffEq class though. Never made it through one after I switch to CS and it wasn't required anymore.

When you are happy with the Diff eqs, here is General Relativity :)
[Link: ocw.mit.edu...]

124 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:12:10pm

re: #121 Sharmuta

Uppity = intelligent.

Well kick their asses with your big ol brain!

125 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:12:19pm

re: #121 Sharmuta

Uppity = intelligent.

Shit. I was hoping "uppity" was a euphemism for something else, but I can work with intelligent.
///

126 Neutral President  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:13:11pm

re: #123 LudwigVanQuixote

I'm waiting for you to throw me "Differential Geometry over Calabi-Yau Manifolds" or something.

127 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:13:59pm

re: #122 Sharmuta

I'm not sure why you think these are distinct.

OK, stike but with and. I think this cast is unique touching on the deviant percentile. Further than that they represent a criminal sample.

128 Neutral President  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:13:59pm

Or better yet, Calabi-Yau Manifolds in 11-space.

129 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:15:39pm
130 SpaceJesus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:15:39pm

re: #116 Sharmuta

They're all raving misogynists- and that includes the women.

women post there?

131 Sharmuta  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:17:35pm

re: #127 Gus 802

OK, stike but with and. I think this cast is unique touching on the deviant percentile. Further than that they represent a criminal sample.

I hope I didn't come across too cranky. Rodant was a very good ass kisser when he was here. He's very disingenuous, and any people at 2 who think he's their friend should think again.

132 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:17:46pm

re: #130 SpaceJesus

women post there?

I would assume they are the kind that are attracted to abuse on some level.

133 SpaceJesus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:18:35pm

they also seem fascinated with the concept of ponytails over there as well.

is it just me that hears the banjo lick from deliverance being played when i look at their site?

134 sngnsgt  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:19:41pm

OT

Durbin, Burris Vote to Continue Funding Acorn

Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) introduced an amendment to the HUD and Transportation appropriation bill to strip ACORN of all federal funding. A week ago, Johanns wouldn’t have gotten the amendment to the floor. Today, however, after three straight days of BigGovernment.com’s video exposés of ACORN offices in Washington DC, New York City, and Baltimore offering assistance to pimping, tax evasion, and trafficking in underage Salvadorean girls, Johanns not only got his vote — but he got an impressive bipartisan showing. The Senate passed the Johanns amendment 83-7.

The seven Senators supporting ACORN:

Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Roland Burris (D-IL)
Robert Casey (D-PA)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

www.cdobs.com

135 jantjepietje  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:19:42pm

In order to appriciate how much these people are off here is nice link
Visual difference between 70,000 and 2,000,000

136 Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:19:43pm

(I apologize in advance for the long comment)

Thinking on the topic at hand, I've thought for a while that the definition of what is left and right has steadily crept to the right over the last 25 years+. I keep looking at Reagan, his willingness to extend amnesty to Illegal Immigrants, He willingly let the Department of education continue and expand after being created by Carter. He cut taxes, but increased spending (which certainly doesn't shrink government). was a mixed bag on the second amendment restrictions imposed I could go on but those examples are at least a start. Certainly he did a number of things that would be considered conservative, but a lot of his big actions would be considered liberal now.

Obama is increasing our ground force in Afghanistan, has resisted efforts to look into the allegations of torture. He's effectively told the Military and the CIA that he's got their back. We can argue if his response to the Iranian thugs is strong enough, and we can argue that there are other issues that he's dead wrong on (Honduras comes to mind). But if we're going to argue that the US Government has more information than we do on things, then perhaps there's more that's going on in Honduras than we realize. After all if getting a lot of the big picture right with Afghanistan, with the CIA, and with some of the apparent policy shifts (not going to talk to the Iranian Thugs), maybe he knows something we don't.

Anyway the point of this rather lengthy post is that Obama is still a fairly centrist president, particularly in the foreign policy arena. Economically, he's to the left with the expansion of government. I'm a libertarian, however, when you look at the economic system as it was in late 2008, and the near economic collapse that seems to have been averted for now, I realize that maybe the government *had* to step in and do something, and really, we were left with trying to pick out the best of a set of bad options. Same concept with the Auto industry, perhaps it'd be more libertarian to let the auto industry collapse, but I don't think libertarian purity is justification enough for the economic and financial suffering that the country would endure if the entire system collapsed.

However the people who've allied themselves with Beck, the Birthers, view Obama as just left of Mao Hitler and Stalin, and is probably the long lost brother of Trotsky. It all comes down to purity. If you can't support *everything* they come up with, then you're a flaming libtard who wears a che shirt and prays towards mecca. That is unless you're a dirty illegal who wants to steal all the jobs and make America speak spanish, and eat tacos. They've made a decision that the only way to win is to become more and more pure. so all the RINOs and all the people who aren't pure, suddenly are defined as leftist. It's the ultimate in moving the goalposts to define who's with you and who's not.

As an aside, i suspect some of this comes from the efforts of the "right" wing blogs to win tactical news cycles. The efforts to win tactical skirmishes has been a staple of the Republican party during the Rove era, and was a success until both the electorate as a majority became sick of the news cycle, and the Democrats picked a candidate who could effectively play the long game. Even now, you can see the Republicans still trying to win news cycles (just read memeorandum.com and see how the news cycles are being driven) rather than give substantial policies and counter proposals to the Democrats in general and Obama in specific. unless there is a total economic collapse and a total failure in Afghanistan and a serious war/terrorist attack, the Republican party won't regain the white house and will find themselves further marginalized by their own purifications efforts and the long game of Obama.

And at the rate the Republicans are going, they're going to define themselves out of existence and with some luck, we'll see a rational center right party form that can serve as an effective counter balance to the Democrats.

137 Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:21:57pm

re: #101 Killian Bundy

Aparrently Bloodstar doesn't like the names of the seven Senators supporting ACORN being posted here.

It's crystal clear that ACORN systematically engages in widespread fraudulent and criminal activity. It's also clear that ACORN is a wholly owned integrated subset of the Democrat party, hardly the "non-partisan" entity ACORN claims to be. Don't believe me? Well, let's ask Bertha Lewis, the Chief Organizer of Acorn.


[Video]Hopefully, non-devious people with half an ounce of moral character will keep up the pressure on ACORN. It's an organization that crosses every legal, moral, and political boundary in furtherance of the Democrat party. It's time to make ACORN go away and cutting off all federal funding is a good start.

/how much ya wanna bet yet another ACORN "hooker" tape comes out tomorrow?

I down dinged you for being off topic so early in a comment thread... call it an old slashdot habit.

138 Nadnerb  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:22:29pm

Lots of people who follow racist movements have missed something key in their lives. The thing that says "it's okay if I do it to you, as long as you can't do it to me." Or "I better keep you down or you're going to do it to me"

When I was in high school, my Jewish friend gave me a tape of Khalid Abdul Muhammed so I could do research for an anti-Semitism paper. This guy was one of the worst people ever to preach, but it made me think of white people who did that to blacks. Anything related to race based hatred has turned me off in the worst way. Anything with the slightest TINGE of it pisses me off. This is why Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan, the asshole who posted the voodoo pic of Obama are unrepentant creeps. That said, I lack political correctness in my speech often and have a twisted sense of humor, so who's perfect.

Well, I got to preach a bit, sorry for bloviating.

139 MisterCookie  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:23:09pm

re: #137 bloodstar

I down dinged you for being off topic so early in a comment thread... call it an old slashdot habit.

People actually remained on topic at slashdot? News to me! I left when I fatigued of the constant Linux advertising and meme spamming.

140 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:24:07pm

re: #126 ArchangelMichael

I'm waiting for you to throw me "Differential Geometry over Calabi-Yau Manifolds" or something.

If you insist...

[Link: ocw.mit.edu...]

Though I recommend working through QM I,II, QFT I,II,III and GR first...

141 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:25:37pm

re: #123 LudwigVanQuixote

I can't send the kid anymore!
He just started back to school!

142 Nadnerb  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:25:40pm

Goodnight all.

143 Sharmuta  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:27:04pm

re: #119 Gus 802

There's a reason for that. Typically, Rodan and the others like to pick on Sharmuta because they are not only misogynists but men prone towards violence against women. They also do the same thing towards Irish Rose. It's not a surprise that Rodan brings up my mother all the time. Most of the men at Blogmocracy hate women.

IceWeasel is getting a lot of lumps for the double sin of womanhood and liberal. The horror!

144 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:27:22pm

re: #131 Sharmuta

I hope I didn't come across too cranky. Rodant was a very good ass kisser when he was here. He's very disingenuous, and any people at 2 who think he's their friend should think again.

Trust me, I recognize a sociopath when I see one. The same applies with the flouncers.

145 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:27:42pm

re: #141 Floral Giraffe

I can't send the kid anymore!
He just started back to school!

What grade/level/year is he in?

146 Killian Bundy  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:27:49pm

Associating with ACORN is the moral and political equvalent of wet crapping your pants in a public place, something you hope to avoid at all costs.

/Democrats are bolting for the restroom

147 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:28:23pm

re: #143 Sharmuta

IceWeasel is getting a lot of lumps for the double sin of womanhood and liberal. The horror!

Yeah but they say she beats me - and that I like it...

148 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:28:36pm

re: #136 bloodstar

That's very thought out.
I apologize for thinking you might be a flounce-in-the-making.

149 Sharmuta  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:29:00pm

re: #144 Gus 802

Well- I was assuming you weren't friends with anyone over there. I was hoping the lurking stalkers would think twice about that comment more than you would think of it once.

150 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:29:36pm

re: #145 LudwigVanQuixote

High school junior in a Magnet program for geeks.

151 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:30:58pm

re: #150 Floral Giraffe

High school junior in a Magnet program for geeks.

OK, what mathematics is he taking and does he have an interest in science?

I can recommend all sorts of books and programs.

Also, he is clearly getting ready to apply to schools. Good luck!

152 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:33:37pm

re: #135 jantjepietje

In order to appriciate how much these people are off here is nice link
Visual difference between 70,000 and 2,000,000

A nice visual aide for people that have no ability to estimate a crowd size, so much so that they can look at a crowd of 160k people and estimate it at 40-50K, then look at a crowd of 50-70k people and estimate it at 1-2M.

I don't think it's that the Two Million Moron March folks are stupid (not all of them anyway), I think that most of them are either the "This supports my beliefs, so it really, really must be true" types, or they are cynical liars hoping to fool people into believing that there is more support for their narrative than there actually is.

You should put that in the spin-off links on an appropriate thread.

153 Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:34:51pm

re: #139 MisterCookie

People actually remained on topic at slashdot? News to me! I left when I fatigued of the constant Linux advertising and meme spamming.


No wonder I keep modding -1 Offtopic all the time :)

...and a word to the wise, Never read slashdot at -1, it'll save you from Goatse ;)

Personally I only read it at -1 when I'm in a masochistic mood or have moderator points. If you keep it about 2 and higher, the comments are actually pretty good for a chuckle or some interesting takes.

It's one of the things I really like about LGF, is the totally different culture and mindset than at something like slashdot. Don't get me wrong, I love slashdot, but if you don't expand your horizons, then you'll never learn.

154 MisterCookie  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:36:58pm

re: #153 bloodstar

No wonder I keep modding -1 Offtopic all the time :)

...and a word to the wise, Never read slashdot at -1, it'll save you from Goatse ;)

Personally I only read it at -1 when I'm in a masochistic mood or have moderator points. If you keep it about 2 and higher, the comments are actually pretty good for a chuckle or some interesting takes.

It's one of the things I really like about LGF, is the totally different culture and mindset than at something like slashdot. Don't get me wrong, I love slashdot, but if you don't expand your horizons, then you'll never learn.

I don't know, I see some pretty idiotic +5 insightfuls from time to time. People rate based on length of post sometimes it seems.

155 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:38:36pm

re: #146 Killian Bundy

Associating with ACORN is the moral and political equivalent of wet crapping your pants in a public place, something you hope to avoid at all costs.

/Democrats are bolting for the restroom

The Dems didn't see it that way until ACORN got caught doing something bad on tape. Now they're pulling away as fast as they can. My guess is that by the end of the week Bertha Lewis and ACORN will experience that magical trip to a land called Under The Bus.

156 Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:39:23pm

re: #148 Floral Giraffe

That's very thought out.
I apologize for thinking you might be a flounce-in-the-making.

Thank you for the kind words, My Karma is horribly negative (and probably going to be that way for a nice long time), and I deserved the sandblasting I got at the time, not only did I say something over the top, but then I couldn't even defend what I said effectively.

Lesson learned, never start a debate without a good grasp of the facts.

(what's a flounce?)

157 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:41:11pm

re: #149 Sharmuta

Well- I was assuming you weren't friends with anyone over there. I was hoping the lurking stalkers would think twice about that comment more than you would think of it once.

So when does it stop? It seems as though Rodan wants to commit an act of violence.

158 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:41:44pm

weet dreams all!

159 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:42:28pm

re: #151 LudwigVanQuixote

Not sure, emailed to ask.
He has read all of the family Neils Bohr, Feynman, scientist Bio. books on his summer vacations. Desperately wants to go to Cal Tech.
His "Tech" teacher is from a local college, grew up in the area. Over beers with her buddies, nephew won "the geekiest kid" award his freshman year. Tech teacher loves him & it's mutual.

160 TheMatrix31  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:43:12pm

re: #155 Dark_Falcon

The Dems didn't see it that way until ACORN got caught doing something bad on tape. Now they're pulling away as fast as they can. My guess is that by the end of the week Bertha Lewis and ACORN will experience that magical trip to a land called Under The Bus.

Heh

161 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:43:15pm

re: #156 bloodstar

Thank you for the kind words, My Karma is horribly negative (and probably going to be that way for a nice long time), and I deserved the sandblasting I got at the time, not only did I say something over the top, but then I couldn't even defend what I said effectively.

Lesson learned, never start a debate without a good grasp of the facts.

(what's a flounce?)

A flounce is when someone post a comment either attacking Charles or announcing he or she is leaving LGF. Charles deletes such posts as soon as she's them and blocks the offender's account.

162 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:43:18pm

re: #156 bloodstar

Thank you for the kind words, My Karma is horribly negative (and probably going to be that way for a nice long time), and I deserved the sandblasting I got at the time, not only did I say something over the top, but then I couldn't even defend what I said effectively.

Lesson learned, never start a debate without a good grasp of the facts.

(what's a flounce?)

A flounce is an angry goodbye swan song from the site, about how it sucks now and the flouncer is now too cool to post here.

As per your Karma, you should see Avanti!

Don't worry.

163 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:44:32pm

re: #160 TheMatrix31

Heh

I'm glad to see that Naked Emperor News is available again. Their account was suspended for about two months.

164 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:44:37pm

re: #159 Floral Giraffe

Not sure, emailed to ask.
He has read all of the family Neils Bohr, Feynman, scientist Bio. books on his summer vacations. Desperately wants to go to Cal Tech.
His "Tech" teacher is from a local college, grew up in the area. Over beers with her buddies, nephew won "the geekiest kid" award his freshman year. Tech teacher loves him & it's mutual.

kk, if you ever want some older geek advice on advancing the lil' geek, let me know. We need all the bright ones we can get.

Also, Feynman is my hero.

165 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:44:51pm

re: #156 bloodstar

Flounce, is a dramatic "goodbye, I hate you, Charles" post.
Given as an exit. Sometimes, painfully prolonged build ups.
They get deleted.

166 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:46:03pm

ok bed for me! Sleep well all, stay scaly...

167 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:46:05pm

Well, I need to get to bed. Keep the faith all!

168 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:46:39pm

re: #139 MisterCookie

Meme spamming? We have a new internet meme today.

Whose responsible this?

169 Fenway_Nation  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:47:08pm

Evening all...

Were you ready for some football?

Apparently Tom Brady and the Pats weren't, yet they still somehow managed to barely squeak by the Bills tonight.

170 TheMatrix31  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:48:16pm

Good night to those leaving.

Sup Fenway, typical Patriots tonight eh?

171 Neutral President  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:48:20pm

re: #169 Fenway_Nation

Chargers caught some of that too. They dodged a bullet just like the Patriots.

172 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:48:33pm

re: #164 LudwigVanQuixote

Feynman was a great man. My Uncle & Dad knew him. I was sorry not to have met him.

173 Killian Bundy  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:48:56pm

Report warns doctors snub families of the terminally ill amid growing use of 'death pathway'

More than a quarter of families are not told when life support is withdrawn from terminally-ill loved ones, a report has found.

Experts warn that growing use of a controversial 'death pathway' is seeing some patients killed off prematurely.

They say the system can lead to 'backdoor euthanasia' by encouraging doctors to deny fluids and drugs to those deemed to be in their final throes.

Under the so-called Liverpool Care Pathway, which is used across the NHS and in many nursing homes, doctors can withdraw assistance from the terminally ill and sedate them continuously until death.

About 20,000 patients are thought to die this way each year.

But a national audit of the scheme found that 28 per cent of relatives were not informed that a loved one had been placed on the pathway.

/in the UK

174 Sharmuta  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:49:36pm

re: #157 Gus 802

He's too much of a coward to leave the safety of his keyboard.

175 Pianobuff  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:49:49pm

I've only had an LGF account since April, 2008, but I'm curious if those that have been here a long time think what's happening now is pretty typical of the blog wars that take place from time to time or if this is a lot worse.

Thoughts?

Also, my back is out and I'm on meds so if I inadvertently insult anyone tonight, I'm sorry.

LVQ - how was the birthday bash?

Here's a joke for everyone:

Q. How did Captain Hook die?
A. Jock itch

176 Throbert McGee  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:51:04pm

I just checked out "LFG 2.0" -- I mean, I'd seen it before, but I only look at it once a quarter or so, when someone mentions it here. Anyhew, on the front page:

The blogmocracy is here to stay and cowards like Irish Rose, Sharmuta, Gus802, Dark Falcon and Hoosier Hoops will have to deal with it.

And, under the heading "Quotables":

"LGF should come with this warning: kneepads required." — bar

Aggghhh, what the fuck?! They prominently feature an high-larious fellatio reference, and the one guy on LGF who routinely acknowledges sucking dick can't even get a name-drop? Am I invisible? Is it my terrible fashion sense? Do I have bad breath? Where's the LOVE?!?

177 Killian Bundy  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:51:28pm

re: #174 Sharmuta

He's too much of a coward to leave the safety of his keyboard.

/challenge him to a leaving the keyboard duel

178 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:51:48pm

re: #157 Gus 802

I think he's too much of a craven pussy for that. I do think he is actively trying to incite, though.

179 freetoken  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:53:47pm

re: #176 Throbert McGee

You're too hot to handle...

180 Fenway_Nation  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:53:52pm

re: #170 TheMatrix31

re: #171 ArchangelMichael

Great finishes overall...when the Pats scored that touchdown w/ just over 2 minutes left and kicked it off, I thought for sure they were conceding the game right there. I mean it's not like the kick returner for Buffalo would be stupid enough to try and run it back and then obligingly fumble it- giving the Pats the short field- instead of taking a knee in the end zone and bleeding the clock starting at their own 20...

181 TheMatrix31  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:55:44pm

re: #180 Fenway_Nation

Typical Pats, lol.

I'm so glad football is back.

182 Pianobuff  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:55:51pm

LVQ, Sal, Coracle, Pythagoras, etc.:

Have you seen this today?

Scientists find CO2 link to Antarctic ice cap origin

183 Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:56:29pm

Thanks for the info on flounce! I'll try to keep my attention seeking needs a little classier and more constructive than that ;)

184 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:56:40pm

re: #176 Throbert McGee

Ha! It's likely that they are so stricken with terminal homophobia that they bring themselves to even mention one by name.

/Halp! Halp! Iz kant git "teh ghey" offa meh!!!

185 Gus  Mon, Sep 14, 2009 11:58:40pm

re: #176 Throbert McGee

I just checked out "LFG 2.0" -- I mean, I'd seen it before, but I only look at it once a quarter or so, when someone mentions it here. Anyhew, on the front page:

Aggghhh, what the fuck?! They prominently feature an high-larious fellatio reference, and the one guy on LGF who routinely acknowledges sucking dick can't even get a name-drop? Am I invisible? Is it my terrible fashion sense? Do I have bad breath? Where's the LOVE?!?

High school.

186 Fenway_Nation  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:00:47am

re: #181 TheMatrix31

It gets a little better in October, when there's this overlap between NCAA football, the NFL, playoff baseball and the puck dropping on the NHL season. Especially if the Red Sox make the postseason.

187 TheMatrix31  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:04:31am

re: #186 Fenway_Nation

It gets a little better in October, when there's this overlap between NCAA football, the NFL, playoff baseball and the puck dropping on the NHL season. Especially if the Red Sox make the postseason.

That's for damn sure. October is a great fuckin' month.

188 freetoken  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:06:08am

re: #182 Pianobuff

The scientific paper is here:

Atmospheric carbon dioxide through the Eocene–Oligocene climate transition

Geological and geochemical evidence1, 2, 3 indicates that the Antarctic ice sheet formed during the Eocene–Oligocene transition4, 33.5–34.0 million years ago.

Modelling studies5, 6 suggest that such ice-sheet formation might have been triggered when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels () fell below a critical threshold of 750 p.p.m.v., but the timing and magnitude of [CO2] relative to the evolution of the ice sheet has remained unclear.

Here we use the boron isotope pH proxy7, 8 on exceptionally well-preserved carbonate microfossils from a recently discovered geological section in Tanzania9, 10 to estimate [CO2] before, during and after the climate transition.

Our data suggest that a reduction in [CO2] occurred before the main phase of ice growth, followed by a sharp recovery to pre-transition values and then a more gradual decline. During maximum ice-sheet growth, was between 450 and 1,500 p.p.m.v., with a central estimate of 760 p.p.m.v.

The ice cap survived the period of recovery, although possibly with some reduction in its volume, implying (as models predict11) a nonlinear response to climate forcing during melting.

Overall, our results confirm the central role of declining in the development of the Antarctic ice sheet (in broad agreement with carbon cycle modelling12) and help to constrain mechanisms and feedbacks associated with the Earth's biggest climate switch of the past 65 Myr.

These are not so new ideas... but are experimental confirmation of theoretical projections.

189 Throbert McGee  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:07:07am

*sniff* I'm just going to cuddle up with my rat until the heartache goes away.

And on that note, Ramona and I wish you sweet dreams, lizards...

190 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:09:27am

Shhh... Don't tell anyone, but that "Al Franken in a Diaper" image is fauxtography.

/I guess I am the last to know...

191 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:09:49am

ok really must sleep now...re: #182 Pianobuff

LVQ, Sal, Coracle, Pythagoras, etc.:

Have you seen this today?

Scientists find CO2 link to Antarctic ice cap origin

Read Freetoken's link!

192 Fenway_Nation  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:10:09am

re: #187 TheMatrix31


No October as fine as October 2004, tho'.

193 TheMatrix31  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:11:34am

re: #192 Fenway_Nation

At least the Braves were in the playoffs that year.

194 freetoken  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:12:21am

re: #191 LudwigVanQuixote

BTW, the figures and graphs from the paper are available without a subscription:

[Link: www.nature.com...]

195 [deleted]  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 5:19:33am
196 slouchingpoet  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 5:37:26am

After the manner of AOTS: E-P-I-C! F-A-I-L!

197 wiffersnapper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 6:10:17am

Maybe the fact there were only a couple hundred thousand protesters is a good thing: There are only thatmany Ronulans/Birchers/Stormers in America today.

Wishful thinking I know.

198 funky chicken  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 6:19:33am

re: #197 wiffersnapper

Maybe the fact there were only a couple hundred thousand protesters is a good thing: There are only thatmany Ronulans/Birchers/Stormers in America today.

Wishful thinking I know.

Actually, I'd guess that you're right. There were lots of "normal" people who went to this thing in DC, I'm sure. They either don't know or have chosen to admit that they are attending events organized by the Paulbot/Bircher brigade. That means at least 50% of the folks in DC aren't Paulbots/Birchers. I'd also surmise that this demonatrations was a strong attractant for the weirdos, so a large percentage of them made the trip to DC, which means that not that many of them stayed home ...

meaning that the 9/12 event probably did give a pretty good count of them

199 drcordell  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 6:26:34am

re: #195 sabre256

I'm starting to be disappointed in this blog. You guys are the same thing the left always does and cherry pick the wackos at an event vs the greater majority of the people who where there for good reasons. Lets show a little less biases in articles or this blog will go the way of the main stream media.

Calling a spade a spade isn't bias, chief.

200 cmarks  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 6:43:13am

Have I told you lately how much I love you??!!! Especially lately.

201 [deleted]  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 6:50:30am
202 Irish Rose  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 6:55:39am

The blogmocracy is here to stay and cowards like Irish Rose, Sharmuta, Gus802, Dark Falcon and Hoosier Hoops will have to deal with it.

You can run assholes, but you can't hide.

203 Irish Rose  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 6:57:36am

re: #201 koedo

koedo

(Logged in)
Registered since: Jun 22, 2004 at 10:39 am
No. of comments posted: 290
No. of links posted: 0

Karma: -1

204 Irish Rose  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 6:58:43am

re: #195 sabre256

sabre256

Registered since: Mar 3, 2009 at 1:52 pm
No. of comments posted: 2
No. of links posted: 0

Karma: -7

205 scrubjay  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 7:52:00am

I was one of those who got suckered by the the 'Dan Bana' misqoute. Thanks, Charles, for spotting it right away.

206 drcordell  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 8:08:30am

re: #205 scrubjay

How? Anyone who took a single look at footage of the protest could easily see the crowd wasn't anywhere close to 2 million people.

207 scrubjay  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 8:11:44am

re: #206 drcordell

I was relying of the authority of the 'National Parks Service'.

208 theuglydougling  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 8:25:05am

God, how embarrassing. I don't think "pathetic" is a strong enough word for this.

209 SFGoth  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 8:55:52am

re: #17 Sharmuta

For all those who seem to think LGF have "changed" since the election I'd like to say:

This is the blog where we still fact check your ass.

How's it look? Worked out yesterday.

210 Sean  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 9:29:17am

Is it evil to be conservative?

211 Sean  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 9:30:29am

re: #204 Irish Rose

sabre256

Registered since: Mar 3, 2009 at 1:52 pm
No. of comments posted: 2
No. of links posted: 0

Karma: -7

Not a soc, eh?

212 [deleted]  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 10:49:04am
213 Charles Johnson  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 10:58:33am

Flounce away, flounceling!

214 Salamantis  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:23:31pm

re: #176 Throbert McGee

I just checked out "LFG 2.0" -- I mean, I'd seen it before, but I only look at it once a quarter or so, when someone mentions it here. Anyhew, on the front page:


Aggghhh, what the fuck?! They prominently feature an high-larious fellatio reference, and the one guy on LGF who routinely acknowledges sucking dick can't even get a name-drop? Am I invisible? Is it my terrible fashion sense? Do I have bad breath? Where's the LOVE?!?

An where the hell are MY hate props?

215 Salamantis  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:25:11pm

re: #184 Slumbering Behemoth

Ha! It's likely that they are so stricken with terminal homophobia that they bring themselves to even mention one by name.

/Halp! Halp! Iz kant git "teh ghey" offa meh!!!

They're terrified of being devastated by the Proverbial and Dreaded Homosexual Rapier Wit!

216 [deleted]  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:26:57pm
217 Salamantis  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:30:54pm

re: #182 Pianobuff

LVQ, Sal, Coracle, Pythagoras, etc.:

Have you seen this today?

Scientists find CO2 link to Antarctic ice cap origin

"Those models could be used to predict the melting of the ice. The suggested melting starts around 900 ppm (parts per million)," he said, a level he believes could be reached by the end of this century, unless serious emissions cuts were made.

Since after all the human activity from the dawn of our species until now has only resulted in a CO2 level of 387 ppm, I don't see it more than doubling in the next 90 years.

218 avspatti  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:49:06pm

re: #204 Irish Rose

sabre256

I'm sorry, but I don't understand your point.

219 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:31:40pm

re: #216 ChefJeff

Looks a lot more like whining than it does "fighting back".


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