Crazy Clip of the Day: Jesse Ventura Freaks Out About the ‘Bilderbergs’

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Jesse Ventura’s insanity has reached epic proportions, and now he has a slick production team courtesy of the amazingly irresponsible TruTV — and help from conspiracy freakazoid Alex Jones.

In this clip, Alex Jones tells Ventura the evil Bilderberg group is planning to exterminate 80% of the world’s population, and Ventura promptly reports this to his “staff,” who sit there with dumb, open-mouthed expressions as Jesse rants, then proceed to come up with more crazed theories about “poisoning the medicine.”

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1 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:45:42pm

"Alex Jones is a leading conspiracy expert."


ROFLMAO!

2 Kragar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:46:12pm

And don't even get him started on the Pentaverate!

3 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:47:07pm

TruTV
Network - Turner Broadcasting System
Owned by - Time Warner

4 Kragar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:47:14pm

re: #1 MandyManners

"Alex Jones is a leading conspiracy expert."


ROFLMAO!

If by expert, you mean an expert at string this kind of crap together, well then yes, that does sort of fit.

5 BlackFedora  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:48:08pm

You just have to laugh at this nonsense... Jesse goes to a clandestine meeting with Alex Jones...

I stop laughing knowing that so many take this so damn seriously though.

Honestly, Jesse was cooler when he kept saying, "You know what Mean Gene?!" before saying anything back when he was a wrestling announcer.

6 Gang of One  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:48:09pm

I have come across this schnook's conspiracy program on late-night cable. Key Righst, does Teh Stupid® know no bounds?

7 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:48:27pm

Where's the Hulkster when we need him? A little 06:34 would do him good.

8 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:49:12pm

re: #4 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

If by expert, you mean an expert at string this kind of crap together, well then yes, that does sort of fit.

/how is the pay? I was thinking about starting a home-based biz & this looks easy.

9 BlackFedora  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:49:27pm

Ya know... if there really is a conspiracy of elites planning these horrific deeds. Why do they allow this shit on TV?

10 cliffster  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:49:34pm

re: #3 Gus 802

TruTV
Network - Turner Broadcasting System
Owned by - Time Warner

Really? Odd.

11 Kragar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:49:40pm

re: #5 BlackFedora

You just have to laugh at this nonsense... Jesse goes to a clandestine meeting with Alex Jones...

I stop laughing knowing that so many take this so damn seriously though.

Honestly, Jesse was cooler when he kept saying, "You know what Mean Gene?!" before saying anything back when he was a wrestling announcer.

I would pay money to see Macho Man crash in, deliver a chair shot to Alex Jones and yell out his trademark "OH YEAH!"

12 Kragar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:50:22pm

re: #10 cliffster

Really? Odd.

They know the basic rule of business. A sucker and his money are soon parted.

13 BlackFedora  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:51:01pm

re: #11 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Yep. I'd love to see Alex take a chair shot too.

14 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:52:00pm

This crap is on television? Oy! Bring back porno, please.

15 webevintage  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:52:01pm

Let me know when he begins to rant about our precious bodily fluids...

16 Kragar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:52:18pm

re: #13 BlackFedora

Yep. I'd love to see Alex take a chair shot too.

He has about the respectability of your average wrestling manager. Actually, no. I dont mean to denigrate the character of wrestling managers.

17 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:52:31pm

re: #6 Gang of One

I have come across this schnook's conspiracy program on late-night cable. Key Righst, does Teh Stupid® know no bounds?

If you want ther real deal when it comes to nuts, check out David Icke.

18 Gearhead  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:52:51pm

Psst... Jesse... Alex sez the Build-a-Bear workshop is a money laundering front for the "you-know-whos".

19 freetoken  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:52:53pm

re: #5 BlackFedora

Honestly, Jesse was cooler when he kept saying, "You know what Mean Gene?!" before saying anything back when he was a wrestling announcer.

In the parlance of that business, I believe Jesse's new TV show would be known as a "work".

20 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:52:54pm

re: #2 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

And don't even get him started on the Pentaverate!

And flouride in the water!

21 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:53:45pm

re: #14 Slumbering Behemoth

This crap is on television? Oy! Bring back porno, please.

Isn't that what the internet is for?

22 freetoken  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:55:02pm

Speaking of idiocy and conspiracies, on Lew Rockwell's blog the concept of abiotic oil is being promoted by anti-scientist George Giles. Expect it to become a rallying cry in the right-o-sphere.

23 Mich-again  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:55:53pm

This is what happens when your head gets slammed into the turnbuckle every day when you go to work. His brain is pancake batter.

24 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:55:57pm

I'm getting ready to take off. Have a safe and happy new year everyone! I might be back later tonight/early this morning.

25 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:56:15pm

re: #21 Mad Al-Jaffee

Don't make me do it.

/ya made me do it,

26 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:57:17pm

re: #25 Slumbering Behemoth

Don't make me do it.

/ya made me do it,

That's what she said!

27 cliffster  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:57:37pm

re: #23 Mich-again

This is what happens when your head gets slammed into the turnbuckle every day when you go to work. His brain is pancake batter.

Take it back. I love pancakes.

28 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:58:22pm

Unfortunately, MIL is a fan of the show - apparently takes it for gospel.

29 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:58:55pm

re: #22 freetoken

Speaking of idiocy and conspiracies, on Lew Rockwell's blog the concept of abiotic oil is being promoted by anti-scientist George Giles. Expect it to become a rallying cry in the right-o-sphere.

antibiotic oil? that is a new one to me.

30 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:59:15pm

To paraphrase what Maddox said about Loose Change, the fact that AJ is still alive is proof that his conspiracy theories are bullshit.

31 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:59:23pm

re: #28 SasyMomaCat

Unfortunately, MIL is a fan of the show - apparently takes it for gospel.

Send her over to David Icke's site.

32 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:00:08pm

re: #30 Slumbering Behemoth

To paraphrase what Maddox said about Loose Change, the fact that AJ is still alive is proof that his conspiracy theories are bullshit.

Killing him would bring more attention to them than they can handle, dontcha' know?

33 Summer Seale  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:00:09pm

Mandrake! Mandrake, pull yourself together, man! Here...feed the ammo chain....

...you know, Mandrake....I have this power over women...

34 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:00:25pm

Oh, no - I don't need any more lunacy! LOL

Besides, I love her dearly and really don't want to nudge her any further down the loony path ...

35 SixDegrees  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:00:56pm

re: #29 brookly red

antibiotic oil? that is a new one to me.

Abiotic oil - the idea that oil isn't created through biological processes, but through geological processes, and there there is a whole lot more oil than we think because we're not looking for it in the right places thanks to our mistaken notions of how it is formed.

36 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:01:38pm

re: #28 SasyMomaCat

Unfortunately, MIL is a fan of the show - apparently takes it for gospel.

You have my condolences.
:(

37 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:02:08pm

We watched an episode last night - he was supposedly blowing the lid off Big Brother. It was sheer fear mongering aimed at those willing and eager to believe conspiracy theories. Lots of eye rolling going on, to say the least.

38 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:02:29pm

re: #10 cliffster

Really? Odd.

Ted Turner!

/

39 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:02:43pm

re: #35 SixDegrees

thank you.

40 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:02:50pm

re: #36 Slumbering Behemoth

danke ... It's getting to where there are very few safe topics of conversation :)

41 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:02:53pm

re: #33 Summer

Mandrake! Mandrake, pull yourself together, man! Here...feed the ammo chain...

...you know, Mandrake...I have this power over women...

You're not gonna' let them impurify your precious bodily fluids, are you?

42 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:03:03pm

From wiki:


Origins of conspiracy theories

Jonathan Duffy, writing in BBC News Online Magazine states:
“ No reporters are invited in and while confidential minutes of meetings are taken, names are not noted... In the void created by such aloofness, an extraordinary conspiracy theory has grown up around the group that alleges the fate of the world is largely decided by Bilderberg.[28]

Wow, so, if I just don't tell anyone what I'm doing people will assume that I control their fate? Excellent.

43 freetoken  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:03:41pm

re: #29 brookly red

antibiotic oil? that is a new one to me.

No. Abiotic, meaning: not from life.

Giles is pushing the idea that there is plenty of hydrocarbons in the Earth, as a matter of the physical processes of the Earth and its formation, not as a result of living matter. His essay is beyond idiotic, but because a big part of it is an attack on AGW I expect the righthate-o-sphere to pick it up.

44 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:03:56pm
45 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:04:50pm

re: #43 freetoken

No. Abiotic, meaning: not from life.

Giles is pushing the idea that there is plenty of hydrocarbons in the Earth, as a matter of the physical processes of the Earth and its formation, not as a result of living matter. His essay is beyond idiotic, but because a big part of it is an attack on AGW I expect the righthate-o-sphere to pick it up.

thanks, I need new glasses.

46 SteveC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:05:54pm

re: #35 SixDegrees

Abiotic oil - the idea that oil isn't created through biological processes, but through geological processes, and there there is a whole lot more oil than we think because we're not looking for it in the right places thanks to our mistaken notions of how it is formed.

So in other words....

WE'RE DOING IT WRONG!

47 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:06:19pm

re: #28 SasyMomaCat

Unfortunately, MIL is a fan of the show - apparently takes it for gospel.

Mine too. What can you do?

48 enigma3535  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:06:49pm

IMHO, Jesse is not actually crazy [nor do I believe that he believes this particular crud]; he is probably taking a page from Beck and Limbaugh ... build your audience by being as bat-shite crazy as possible ... a material [10% or so of the US populace] awaits with baited breath ... ratings and $s appear to trump statesmanship.

49 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:07:08pm

re: #47 SanFranciscoZionist

Mine too. What can you do?

MIL? My Idiot Leader?

50 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:07:39pm

re: #47 SanFranciscoZionist

Mine too. What can you do?

Oh, right. Mother-in-Law. Duh.

51 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:07:45pm

re: #49 bosforus

MIL? My Idiot Leader?

Mother In Law. As in, the lovely woman who gave birth to my husband, it's not her fault she's a little nuts.

52 Gang of One  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:08:41pm

Friends, Romans, country-lizards, I go now to wish pa and ma a Happy 2010. If I don't see youse guys, have a great one, and stay safe, please. God bless you all.

G of 1

53 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:08:52pm

re: #48 enigma3535

IMHO, Jesse is not actually crazy [nor do I believe that he believes this particular crud]; he is probably taking a page from Beck and Limbaugh ... build your audience by being as bat-shite crazy as possible ... a material [10% or so of the US populace] awaits with baited breath ... ratings and $s appear to trump statesmanship.

So there are no crazy media figures? They're all doing it for the money?

54 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:09:01pm

Jesse was on ESPN First take a couple of weeks hawking his new show...
It was the funniest interview ever! Once Jesse started talking about 911 you could see the look in Jay Crawford's eyes like I'm on stage with a crazy man..

55 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:09:09pm

re: #49 bosforus

MIL? My Idiot Leader?

/oh now you have done it... when the TSA knocks on your door tell them your not home.

56 SteveC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:09:58pm

re: #41 MandyManners

You're not gonna' let them impurify your precious bodily fluids, are you?


[Video]

You stay away from that woman, Rock. Women weaken legs!

Whaddeveh you say, Mick.

57 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:10:01pm

re: #47 SanFranciscoZionist

Best I can figure, try to change the subject at the earliest possible moment. I feel your pain! LOL

It's funny how someone can be so very skeptical of some things yet be so willing to embrace this kind of lunacy.

58 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:10:14pm

re: #48 enigma3535

I'm not as lenient as you. IMO, if you ride around with Jones, you're definitely riding the crazy train.

59 freetoken  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:10:20pm

re: #48 enigma3535

IMHO, Jesse is ... being as bat-shite crazy as possible ....

Jesse... "bat-shite" crazy? Say it isn't so!

60 HelloDare  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:10:33pm

WASHINGTON — A U.S. judge has dismissed all charges against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards charged in a deadly Baghdad shooting.

U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina said Thursday the Justice Department overstepped its bounds and wrongly used evidence it was not allowed to see. He said the government's explanations have been contradictory and ubelievable.

Blackwater contractors were hired to guard State Department diplomats in Iraq. Prosecutors say the guards fired on unarmed civilians in a busy intersection in 2007, killing innocent people.

After the shooting, the guards gave statements to State Department investigators. Prosecutors were not allowed to use those statements in the case.

61 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:10:45pm

re: #49 bosforus

MIL? My Idiot Leader?

mother-in-law :)

62 Steve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:10:46pm

"I be Jeeeesssse Veenntuuura. I be a profeeeesssional rassler. This qual, uh makes me ellla, uh... good to be govner!

63 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:11:22pm

re: #44 brookly red

Just drink PGA and rain water.

64 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:11:44pm

re: #51 SanFranciscoZionist

Mother In Law. As in, the lovely woman who gave birth to my husband, it's not her fault she's a little nuts.

YES! That says it all!

65 Gearhead  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:12:16pm

re: #49 bosforus

MIL?

The people who built this. Also available in black.

66 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:12:37pm

re: #54 HoosierHoops

Jesse was on ESPN First take a couple of weeks hawking his new show...
It was the funniest interview ever! Once Jesse started talking about 911 you could see the look in Jay Crawford's eyes like I'm on stage with a crazy man..

Venutra sounds like "Kevin Malone" from "The Office."

67 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:12:42pm

re: #55 brookly red

/oh now you have done it... when the TSA knocks on your door tell them your not home.

I'll have my wife get out of bed and make sure she gives them a very robust and friendly flu-ridden cough greeting. Nah, that would just be cruel, I'll let her sleep.

68 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:13:09pm

re: #57 SasyMomaCat

It's funny how someone can be so very skeptical of some things yet be so willing to embrace this kind of lunacy.

I wish I could laugh. I have a certain relative who buys into certain brands of lunacy, and it is maddeningly frustrating.

69 HelloDare  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:13:47pm

"Bilderberg Foe"

Wonder if Alex Jones has hat on his business card?

70 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:14:22pm

If we are on the outside, we assume a conspiracy is the perfect working of a scheme. Silent nameless men with unadorned hearts. A conspiracy is everything that ordinary life is not. It's the inside game, cold, sure, undistracted, forever closed off to us. We are the flawed ones, the innocents, trying to make some rough sense of the daily jostle. Conspirators have a logic and a daring beyond our reach. All conspiracies are the same taut story of men who find coherence in some criminal act.
--Don DeLillo, 1988

Combinations of wickedness would overwhelm the world by the advantage which licentious principles afford, did not those who have long practiced perfidy grow faithless to each other.
--Samuel Johnson

71 cliffster  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:15:30pm

OK, so really now... are they out to get me or not?

72 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:15:54pm

re: #68 Slumbering Behemoth

And how - and, usually, it's the ones that you don't want to even try to reason with. My mind's made up, don't confuse me with facts kind of loved-one.

73 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:17:26pm

re: #51 SanFranciscoZionist

Mother In Law. As in, the lovely woman who gave birth to my husband, it's not her fault she's a little nuts.

You are that evil women who stole such a nice boy from his mother?

74 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:17:38pm

re: #71 cliffster

OK, so really now... are they out to get me or not?

Yes they are, but only you. They said it was something about the kind of shoes you wear, or something.

75 Claire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:18:14pm

I'm not detecting that Jesse's really falling for this stuff, but all I've seen is this snippet. Reminds me of that series Leonard Nimoy used to do about alien astronauts and things, or a Dan Brown novel. Devil's Advocate just to see where it goes. I'm hoping people are smart enough to see it as entertainment, but you never know- Alex Jones is clearly a circus conman.

76 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:18:26pm

re: #71 cliffster

OK, so really now... are they out to get me or not?

Knock Knock..
Answer the Door Neo...

77 HelloDare  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:19:05pm

I think Jesse Ventura is a lot more credible when he dresses like this:

Image: jesse-ventura1.jpg

78 RealismRox  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:20:13pm

A good excuse to post my favorite Alex Jones clip

Alex Jones becomes Super Saiyan

79 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:20:54pm

re: #75 Claire

I wish it was being looked at as kooky entertainment. But there are, unfortunately, folks out there ready to swallow it hook, line, and sinker.

Everything about the episode I watched looked contrived and scripted, except the interviews that were intended to look like "gotcha" moments.

80 sattv4u2  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:22:22pm

Okay ,, SO

MINNESOTA

Governor,, Jesse Ventura (I know ,, ex Gov,, but ,,,,)
Senator ,, Al Franken
Congress ,, Michelle Bachmann


NOTE TO SELF

do NOT buy spring water from Minnesota!
/ (somewhat)

81 cliffster  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:22:37pm

re: #76 HoosierHoops

Knock Knock..
Answer the Door Neo...

I'll take the red pill. Actually, you know what.. I'll take the purple pill. See you in a couple of hours.

82 Darth Vader Gargoyle  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:22:48pm

Ain't got time to bleed think!

83 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:23:59pm

re: #73 marsl

You are that evil women who stole such a nice boy from his mother?

You should have seen the handing-over ceremony. I was given a list of foods he would and would not eat.

84 sattv4u2  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:24:20pm

re: #75 Claire

I'm not detecting that Jesse's really falling for this stuff, but all I've seen is this snippet. Reminds me of that series Leonard Nimoy used to do about alien astronauts and things, or a Dan Brown novel. Devil's Advocate just to see where it goes. I'm hoping people are smart enough to see it as entertainment, but you never know- Alex Jones is clearly a circus conman.

I've seen a couple of the shows in their entirety (due to work)

He's buying it,, hook line and sinker.,.He actually WANTS to believe it

85 freetoken  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:24:34pm

Seems appropriate...

Illuminating the concept of "bird brain":

86 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:25:57pm

re: #83 SanFranciscoZionist

You should have seen the handing-over ceremony. I was given a list of foods he would and would not eat.

[Link: 74.50.2.42...]

87 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:27:15pm

re: #3 Gus 802

TruTV
Network - Turner Broadcasting System
Owned by - Time Warner

Ted and Time Warner have fed these crazies for decades. It's a niche market but a locked in audience.

88 Gearhead  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:29:00pm

Gah. I can't even watch the whole clip.

Cable companies are griping about BitTorrent users taking up valuable bandwidth on their networks, and they put this crap on the air...

89 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:29:16pm

re: #86 MandyManners

[Link: 74.50.2.42...]

Funny site!

90 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:29:28pm

re: #87 Thanos

Ted and Time Warner have fed these crazies for decades. It's a niche market but a locked in audience.

Yep. Was looking through the boards at TruTv. Same old cast of conspiracy crazies with the typical conspiracies.

91 sattv4u2  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:29:55pm

re: #87 Thanos

Ted and Time Warner have fed these crazies for decades. It's a niche market but a locked in audience.

In fairness, Ted hasn't been involved since 2006, and since 96 didn't have say in day to day programming within the "TURNER" name

92 cliffster  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:30:09pm

re: #87 Thanos

Ted and Time Warner have fed these crazies for decades. It's a niche market but a locked in audience.

Ted donated a billion dollars to the UN. He is part of the conspiracy. //

93 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:30:17pm

re: #89 bosforus

Funny site!

There's a lot of angst there.

94 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:30:41pm

OT, @ Mandy - thanks for the recipes in the earlier thread. Can't wait to try them!

95 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:30:42pm

re: #83 SanFranciscoZionist

You should have seen the handing-over ceremony. I was given a list of foods he would and would not eat.

LOL!

96 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:31:50pm

re: #94 SasyMomaCat

OT, @ Mandy - thanks for the recipes in the earlier thread. Can't wait to try them!

You're welcome!

Enjoy!

97 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:32:54pm

re: #93 MandyManners

There's a lot of angst there.

That explains it.

99 Idle Drifter  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:33:46pm

And Steven Seagal has his own cop show now.

100 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:34:54pm

re: #99 Idle Drifter

And Steven Seagal has his own cop show now.

Yeah, watch it if you ever feel like cringing.

101 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:37:24pm

re: #99 Idle Drifter

I never understood the appeal Seagal holds for some.

102 Gearhead  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:37:50pm

Signing off. I may be back later, but if the champagne has its desired effect, maybe not, so...

Happy New Years, lizards!

103 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:38:04pm

Religious hatred simmers in terror suspect's homeland

But no mention of the destabilizing effects from the introduction of Saudi Wahhabism.

104 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:40:18pm

re: #103 The Sanity Inspector

Religious hatred simmers in terror suspect's homeland

But no mention of the destabilizing effects from the introduction of Saudi Wahhabism.

And Saudi Arabia is busy trying to kick Yemen's radicals' asses.

105 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:40:43pm
106 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:41:46pm

Many don't know this, but the main flavor of Kookspiracy in the US originated with HG Wells, who at the time was affectionate towards Nazism.

HG Wells "The New World Order"

It's been going strong ever since.

107 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:43:04pm

re: #102 Gearhead

Happy 2010!

108 fire at night  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:43:57pm

I caught the one about infraguard and Big Brother last night. You know, Governor Ventura brings up some valid and interesting points, it's a shame you people don't take what he sa-

/sorry I can't keep a straight face anymore. The guy is a quack.

109 freetoken  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:44:34pm

re: #106 Thanos

A very creative person, HGW. Indeed, the idiot-o-sphere generally aren't that creative, and rely on the creativity of others who have long since gone before them.

110 Idle Drifter  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:46:27pm

re: #100 bosforus

The sad thing is that a perp could out run Seagal inside an elevator.

111 huggy77  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:47:05pm

First Minnesota elected this man governor, then Stuart Smalley to the senate... Whats's next...

112 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:47:24pm

My favorite Jesse Ventura moment....
Jesse Ventura Walks Off The Opie & Anthony Show!

NSFW language

113 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:48:09pm

re: #106 Thanos

Aa source of inspiration for Jonah Goldberg?

114 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:49:46pm

re: #111 huggy77

First Minnesota elected this man governor, then Stuart Smalley to the senate... Whats's next...

Minnesotans are quirky.

115 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:50:00pm

re: #83 SanFranciscoZionist

You should have seen the handing-over ceremony. I was given a list of foods he would and would not eat.

That didn't happen with me. My mother gave me to my wife, with instructions to not return me. Use me, keep me..... that's my label.....

And I had to explain to my wife what I like and what I didn't like. And I had to use to cook for me....

That's why I can't understend islamic marriage. Ok, you have four wifes (good for sex), but you have also four mother's-in-law. That's a men's nightmare.

116 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:52:28pm

re: #111 huggy77

I guess I've missed the craziness of Al Franken in the Senate. What is the crazy he has done besides writing legislation that penalizes corporations who deny rape victims the ability to take their cases to court and telling Lieberman to sit down and shut up?

117 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:52:38pm

re: #114 SanFranciscoZionist

Minnesotans are quirky.

It's always nice when we Native Californians have someone we can look down our nose on..
/

118 huggy77  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:52:53pm

re: #112 Killgore Trout

i miss O&A :(

119 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:54:09pm

re: #87 Thanos

Ted and Time Warner have fed these crazies for decades. It's a niche market but a locked in audience.

It's all part of the Bilderberg group plot, they obviously own part of time-warner. They just tried to kill me by making me laugh so hard I started choking to death. OMG, here I thought that was going to be awful but it's BRILLIANT!

120 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:54:47pm

re: #116 Jeff In Ohio

I guess I've missed the craziness of Al Franken in the Senate. What is the crazy he has done besides writing legislation that penalizes corporations who deny rape victims the ability to take their cases to court and telling Lieberman to sit down and shut up?

He has anger control issues, those didn't stop just because he was elected.

121 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:55:19pm

"What are we going to do now, Brain?"
"The same thing we do everday Pinky, take over the world."

122 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:56:41pm

re: #100 bosforus

Yeah, watch it if you ever feel like cringing.

Maybe the Bilderbergs are right. If this planet has enough people to cater to with these shows maybe we'd be better off if half the people just went away.

123 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:58:29pm

I've seen bits and pieces of Ventura's "Conspiracy Theory" show on TV - Ventura is an absolute nut case and this show is the height of irresponsibility.

124 pharmmajor  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:00:56pm

If I may quote Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw in addressing Jones and Ventura, "Go Team Retard!"

125 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:01:09pm

Re: Alex Jones, can anyone point me to a good expose on him? I have a few friends that could benefit from a some truth ... folks that might be inclined to buy in to Ventura's show. If I can show them that one of his frequent key contributors is a certifiable, proven, nut-case, then maybe I will have done some good.

(The sad thing about AJ, is I really think he believes the crap he spouts)

126 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:01:47pm

re: #118 huggy77

I have them on XM. It's worth the subscription price to me but both OnA and Ron and Fez shows are really struggling these days. The merger of XM and Sirius really sucked.

127 kellygrrrl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:02:05pm

Federal Judge throws out all charges against Blackwater.
Wonder how much Mama Prince and the NeoChristos paid for that "justice"

128 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:02:57pm

re: #127 kellygrrrl

Federal Judge throws out all charges against Blackwater.
Wonder how much Mama Prince and the NeoChristos paid for that "justice"

Who?

129 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:05:47pm

re: #120 RogueOne

He has anger control issues, those didn't stop just because he was elected.

What comes out of his mouth is occasionally tasteless and deserving, at minimum a bitch slap, but in the same breath as Bachman and Ventura?

130 Locker  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:06:42pm

re: #127 kellygrrrl

Federal Judge throws out all charges against Blackwater.
Wonder how much Mama Prince and the NeoChristos paid for that "justice"

I think it was thrown out because of how the government extracted statements via threat of job loss. A least that was one of the major problems.

131 Achilles Tang  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:07:03pm

I gather people have actually watched his show. I saw his ads and even they made me feel embarrassed to be human.

TruTV should be ashamed (and any Minnesotans who once voted for him), but unfortunately the unrehearsed alternative to Jerry Springer is Cops, so I watch their channel.

132 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:07:24pm

re: #130 Locker

I think it was thrown out because of how the government extracted statements via threat of job loss. A least that was one of the major problems.

Sounds reminiscent of the previous thread.

133 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:07:56pm

...

134 HelloDare  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:07:57pm

AP sources: Suicide bomber invited on base, not searched

The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees and wounded six more at a remote outpost in southeastern Afghanistan had been invited onto the base and had not been searched, two former U.S. officials have told AP.

A former senior intelligence official says the man was being courted as an informant and that it was the first time he had been brought inside the camp.

The official says a senior and experienced CIA debriefer came from Kabul for the meeting, suggesting that the purpose of the meeting was to gain intelligence.

The former intelligence officials and another former official with knowledge of the attack spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

The CIA would not confirm the details, and said they were still gathering evidence.

"It's far too early to draw conclusions about something that happened just yesterday," said spokesman George Little.

A separate U.S. official suggested the bomber may have set off the explosives as he was about to be searched.

135 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:07:59pm

re: #106 Thanos

This makes me so sad. I was and am a huge fan of his earlier works being some of the most original and inspiring stories ever written and the fount from which so much imitation sprang. Oh well, another reason to love the work and not the author.

136 Achilles Tang  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:08:33pm

re: #127 kellygrrrl

Federal Judge throws out all charges against Blackwater.
Wonder how much Mama Prince and the NeoChristos paid for that "justice"

I don't get the connection, but it seems you know something the judge didn't. Let's hear it.

137 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:10:30pm

re: #111 huggy77

First Minnesota elected this man governor, then Stuart Smalley to the senate... Whats's next...

Michelle Bachmann

138 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:10:42pm

re: #131 Naso Tang

I gather people have actually watched his show. I saw his ads and even they made me feel embarrassed to be human.

TruTV should be ashamed (and any Minnesotans who once voted for him), but unfortunately the unrehearsed alternative to Jerry Springer is Cops, so I watch their channel.

America is a great place eh?...I think actors and comedians as pols is a new thing that is gonna grow

139 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:11:12pm

re: #134 HelloDare

Being true, that's a big security mistake......

140 sattv4u2  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:11:20pm

re: #137 Alouette

Michelle Bachmann

see #80

141 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:11:59pm

re: #138 albusteve
Why not. Pols have been actors and comedians forever. Seems only fair.
kinda/

142 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:12:21pm

re: #129 Jeff In Ohio

What comes out of his mouth is occasionally tasteless and deserving, at minimum a bitch slap, but in the same breath as Bachman and Ventura?

He's not a conspiracy nut but we've all seen the videos where he goes ballistic on people, threatening to beat 'em down. He "wrestled in high school!" and all that. I don't think he's stable and I think it's only a matter of time before he flips out on the senate floor. I'll even give odds on who it wil be that sets him off....Jim Webb.

143 HelloDare  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:13:12pm

re: #139 marsl

Being true, that's a big security mistake...

Yes, if it's true. Too early to tell. Not very much good news this week.

144 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:13:20pm

re: #134 HelloDare

The CIA has had a real crappy week.

145 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:13:22pm

re: #138 albusteve

America is a great place eh?...I think actors and comedians as pols is a new thing that is gonna grow


All I can say to that is .... Please, Please, Please NOOOOOOOO!

146 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:14:07pm

re: #145 Cathypop

All I can say to that is ... Please, Please, Please NOOO!

Remember me, in what job Reagan was?

147 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:14:08pm

re: #141 Escaped Hillbilly

Why not. Pols have been actors and comedians forever. Seems only fair.
kinda/

actually it was a silly thing to say...it's happened many times before, and athletes as well...my point is more pop lunatics are gonna be coming up

148 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:15:35pm

re: #146 marsl
Reagan was a horrible actor and would probably agree with me if still alive.

149 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:15:47pm

re: #146 marsl

Remember me, in what job Reagan was?

Reagan was an astute observer of politics and had a record, at least, and he was honest as far as I could tell

150 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:15:50pm

re: #141 Escaped Hillbilly

Why not. Pols have been actors and comedians forever. Seems only fair.
kinda/

The difference is this: Politicians and comedians both tell the audience what they want to here. But afterwards, the audience laughs at the comedian, and the politician laughs at the audience.

151 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:16:31pm

re: #147 albusteve

actually it was a silly thing to say...it's happened many times before, and athletes as well...my point is more pop lunatics are gonna be coming up

It takes all kinds to make up a democracy.

152 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:16:53pm

re: #146 marsl

What you mean president of screen actors guild? Governer? I have no problem with an actor or comedian or plumber being pres....as long as they are sane, stable, reasonably intelligent, and honorable. Having a bit of experience in the minor leagues of politics doesn't hurt either. What job did president O. have before this?

153 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:17:04pm

re: #147 albusteve

actually it was a silly thing to say...it's happened many times before, and athletes as well...my point is more pop lunatics are gonna be coming up

/American Idol Leader... freakin wonderful.

154 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:17:40pm

re: #152 Escaped Hillbilly
Very well put.

155 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:17:48pm

re: #150 The Sanity Inspector

upding

156 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:18:23pm

re: #153 brookly red

/American Idol Leader... freakin wonderful.

Dancing With The Pols

157 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:19:50pm

re: #156 albusteve

Dancing With The Pols

is it happy hour yet?

158 huggy77  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:20:06pm

re: #146 marsl
Yes but reagans extensive work with champanzees prepared him for woking with congress...

re: #126 Killgore Trout
They lost there fastball a while ago... I think the FCC had alot to do with it... There was nothing funnier than there afternoon drive on WNEW... It was insanity...

159 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:20:43pm

re: #157 brookly red
Already started

160 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:21:37pm

re: #157 brookly red

is it happy hour yet?

always...I'm priming for the evening right now...Merlot on ice, which eventually become the wicked Purple People Eater

161 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:21:58pm

re: #159 Cathypop

Already started

here's looking atcha!

162 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:22:02pm

re: #144 RogueOne

The CIA has had a real crappy week.

Let's give 'em a hug.

(((CIA)))

163 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:22:40pm

re: #148 Cathypop

There was some good actors who could be president. very good guys, like Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne or Paul Newman.

164 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:23:32pm

re: #163 marsl

Jimmy Stewart AND Paul Newman? You are a man of interesting politics.

165 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:23:49pm

re: #152 Escaped Hillbilly

What job did president O. have before this?

C.E.O., minus the E.

166 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:24:24pm

re: #165 bosforus

C.E.O., minus the E.

*ding*

167 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:25:11pm

re: #152 Escaped Hillbilly

What you mean president of screen actors guild? Governer? I have no problem with an actor or comedian or plumber being pres...as long as they are sane, stable, reasonably intelligent, and honorable. Having a bit of experience in the minor leagues of politics doesn't hurt either.

Agreed. Now, how can a guy like Ventura be elected?

re: #152 Escaped Hillbilly

What job did president O. have before this?

Teleprompter reader?

168 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:25:23pm

re: #165 bosforus

C.E.O., minus the E.

for experience?

169 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:25:30pm

re: #165 bosforus

C.E.O., minus the E.

spending other peoples money with zero stake in the outcome

170 wiffersnapper  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:25:36pm

Oh this video makes my head hurt. That's what tomorrow morning's supposed to be about!

171 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:25:51pm

re: #156 albusteve

Dancing With The Pols

I think the Presidential debates should be like American Idol...After each answer Randy would say.. You go Dawg!
Paula * You look fabulous tonight*
Simon *What kind of Bloody dibble was that?*

I'd do a pay per view for that debate...

172 sattv4u2  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:26:12pm

re: #163 marsl

There was some good actors who could be president. very good guys, like Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne or Paul Newman.

Martin Sheen

(hey ,, he played JFK and President Jed Bartlett ,, AND ,, he has a drunken son!!!! )

173 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:26:16pm

re: #168 brookly red

for experience?

Community E Organizer.

174 Ojoe  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:26:42pm

What a chilling video.

Ranting insanity.

It reminds me of films from Germany in the 1930's in its insanity tinged with evil.

It can't lead anywhere good.

175 sattv4u2  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:27:04pm

re: #171 HoosierHoops

I think the Presidential debates should be like American Idol...After each answer Randy would say.. You go Dawg!
Paula * You look fabulous tonight*
Simon *What kind of Bloody dibble was that?*

I'd do a pay per view for that debate...

I'd prefer the old GONG SHOW foramt myself!

176 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:27:26pm

re: #164 Escaped Hillbilly

Jimmy Stewart AND Paul Newman? You are a man of interesting politics.

Better Jimmy Stewart than Jimmy Carter....

177 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:27:26pm

re: #173 bosforus

Community E Organizer.

heard you the first time...

178 sattv4u2  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:27:33pm

re: #175 sattv4u2

I'd prefer the old GONG SHOW foramt myself!

FORMAT , even

179 sattv4u2  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:27:52pm

re: #177 brookly red

heard you the first time...

huh!?!?!
wha!?!?!?!

180 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:28:08pm

re: #174 Ojoe

What a chilling video.

Ranting insanity.

It reminds me of films from Germany in the 1930's in its insanity tinged with evil.

It can't lead anywhere good.

it will lead to getting canceled...drivel like that has a short lifespan

181 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:28:35pm

re: #176 marsl

Better Jimmy Neutron, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Crack Corn...

182 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:28:37pm

re: #172 sattv4u2

I don't like Martin Sheen... very good actor, but....

183 Achilles Tang  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:28:40pm

re: #138 albusteve

America is a great place eh?...I think actors and comedians as pols is a new thing that is gonna grow

Used to be TV then politics. Now TV is where they go to die.

184 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:28:45pm

re: #171 HoosierHoops

I think the Presidential debates should be like American Idol...After each answer Randy would say.. You go Dawg!
Paula * You look fabulous tonight*
Simon *What kind of Bloody dibble was that?*

I'd do a pay per view for that debate...

Ha! Did you see the Reason vid I posted in the other thread. It starts off with the Bush/Gore debates. "Lockbox" and "fuzzy math" montage.

185 HelloDare  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:28:54pm

Palate cleanser:

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

Keep scrolling.

186 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:28:56pm

re: #163 marsl

There was some good actors who could be president. very good guys, like Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne or Paul Newman.

Ronald Reagan

187 Ojoe  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:29:38pm

re: #180 albusteve

Short on TV, one hopes.

But when it is broadcast, it finds receptive minds, and there it is not cancelled, and in fact from them is re-transmitted.

188 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:29:53pm

It would be very hard for me to vote against Martin Sheen. He looks exactly like Jed Barlet. I LOVE Jed Bartlet. So you see the problem.

/

189 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:29:53pm

Here for a short time Lizards.

All this craziness on New Year's Eve--is it normal or is it reallly Friday the 13th?

How are you-all?

190 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:30:02pm

re: #142 RogueOne

He's not a conspiracy nut but we've all seen the videos where he goes ballistic on people, threatening to beat 'em down. He "wrestled in high school!" and all that. I don't think he's stable and I think it's only a matter of time before he flips out on the senate floor. I'll even give odds on who it wil be that sets him off...Jim Webb.

If you say so. I wasted 40 mins looking for something to confirm this, and mostly found rightwing blogs spinning incidents that seem to total 3:
1. something about a blue ball and some guy from the NRO who he tried to bait into a discussion of the Clinton years
2. body slamming a LaRouchie at a Dean rally
and this famous one
3. "angrily confronting Norm Coleman till his wife pulls him away"

191 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:30:22pm

re: #186 Alouette

Ronald Reagan

Him and Martin Short.

192 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:31:01pm

re: #187 Ojoe

Short on TV, one hopes.

But when it is broadcast, it finds receptive minds, and there it is not cancelled, and in fact from them is re-transmitted.

in the end, we are all bots for one shtick or another

193 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:31:08pm

re: #175 sattv4u2

I'd prefer the old GONG SHOW foramt myself!

Plus Ryan Seacreast could host it..
Dial 1-866.Hopeful#1
Etc...
The next night we could have the results show...
And vote somebody off the debates each week...

194 SixDegrees  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:31:39pm

re: #174 Ojoe

What a chilling video.

Ranting insanity.

It reminds me of films from Germany in the 1930's in its insanity tinged with evil.

It can't lead anywhere good.

I have to admit there's a certain entertainment value in watching crazy people like this. It reinforces the idea that my own sanity is rock solid when viewed in comparison.

195 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:32:11pm

yet another freak elected by the good people brain damaged zombies of Minnesota

ftfm

196 Ojoe  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:32:31pm

re: #192 albusteve

Well not if we try to see things and to think for ourselves.

197 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:32:36pm

re: #194 SixDegrees

I have to admit there's a certain entertainment value in watching crazy people like this. It reinforces the idea that my own sanity is rock solid when viewed in comparison.

That's like going to the mall and comparing yourself to the really big folks you see walking around. Doesn't make you really fit.

198 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:32:53pm

re: #186 Alouette

He is out... because he was president. Choose a actor who could be a good president (excluding Reagan).

199 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:33:35pm

re: #190 Jeff In Ohio

There was one incident years ago that was the basis for my statement. I'll have to try to find it but he snapped on some guy for a reason I can't remember and he was yelling about busting him up and that he wrestled in High School. It cracked me up that's the reason I remember. Someone here can surely help me out can't they?

200 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:33:38pm

re: #197 EmmmieG

That's like going to the mall and comparing yourself to the really big folks you see walking around. Doesn't make you really fit.

I think you hit on it: entertainment=ratings=AD REVENUE.

Media is a product.

201 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:34:00pm

re: #198 marsl

He is out... because he was president. Choose a actor who could be a good president (excluding Reagan).

Thompson?

202 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:34:15pm

re: #198 marsl

He is out... because he was president. Choose a actor who could be a good president (excluding Reagan).

Jack Nicholson.

203 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:34:21pm

re: #199 RogueOne

There was one incident years ago that was the basis for my statement. I'll have to try to find it but he snapped on some guy for a reason I can't remember and he was yelling about busting him up and that he wrestled in High School. It cracked me up that's the reason I remember. Someone here can surely help me out can't they?

I never wrestled in high school, but I dated a wrestler in high school for a short time, does that count?

204 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:34:27pm

re: #201 brookly red

For example.....

205 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:34:39pm

re: #198 marsl

He is out... because he was president. Choose a actor who could be a good president (excluding Reagan).

Jon Voight...that was easy

206 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:34:41pm

re: #202 MandyManners

Jack Nicholson.

no, no, way too whacky.

207 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:34:45pm

Meryl Streep.

208 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:35:34pm

Kate Blanchett.

209 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:35:35pm

re: #207 MandyManners

Meryl Streep.

what?...she's a woman

210 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:35:38pm

re: #198 marsl

He is out... because he was president. Choose a actor who could be a good president (excluding Reagan).

Clint Eastwood .... "Go Ahead, Mahmoud, Make My Day."

211 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:35:41pm

re: #205 albusteve

Jon Voight...that was easy

So easy, I didin't think of it.

albusteve wins!

212 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:36:08pm

re: #209 albusteve

what?...she's a woman

What's your point?

213 SixDegrees  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:36:15pm

re: #197 EmmmieG

That's like going to the mall and comparing yourself to the really big folks you see walking around. Doesn't make you really fit.

True. But a lot of viewers do turn in for yuks, not because they agree with what's being ranted about.

Case in point: a group of leftward coworkers gather on a regular basis to guffaw over the previous night's Glenn Beck spittle spraying. Although they're contributing to his viewership, they aren't supportive by a long shot.

214 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:36:26pm

Ok, it's a tie between albusteve and _Remember Tony C.

Although Eastwood could be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

215 Ojoe  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:36:39pm

re: #200 ggt

Actually the people watching are the product. It is like the Zappa song, "I am the slime from your video."
I am the Slime

216 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:36:58pm

re: #208 MandyManners

She's Australian. Winning rave reviews at the moment for her performance in "Streetcar Named Desire".

217 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:37:09pm

re: #215 Ojoe

Actually the people watching are the product. It is like the Zappa song, "I am the slime from your video."
I am the Slime

true, dat.

218 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:37:17pm

re: #212 MandyManners

What's your point?

woman should cook and clean, stay out of the way

219 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:37:35pm

re: #218 albusteve

OMG

220 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:37:50pm

re: #218 albusteve

woman should cook and clean, stay out of the way

you're screwed.

221 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:37:54pm

re: #218 albusteve

woman should cook and clean, stay out of the way

You forgot the sandwich./

222 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:38:06pm

re: #218 albusteve

*Finds large, heavy object to hide behind*

223 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:38:14pm

re: #221 RogueOne

You forgot the sandwich./

AND the sarc tag.

224 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:38:15pm

I guess Helen Mirren isn't qualified to run. She would look great in the part.

225 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:38:41pm

re: #198 marsl

Matt "the go to guy" on Clean House. Not such a great actor but he's funny and he is the "go to guy." Plus he could use the slogan, Who wants a clean house? (cue music montage)

226 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:38:46pm

re: #222 EmmmieG

*Finds large, heavy object to hide behind*

Can I scrunch in there with ya? I just took a shower.

227 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:38:52pm

re: #210 _RememberTonyC

Clint Eastwood ... "Go Ahead, Mahmoud, Make My Day."

To Mahmud (with love)...

"I know what you're thinking — "Did he fire six Tomahawks or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But, being this is a Tomahawk missile, the most powerful missile in the world and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?"

228 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:39:13pm

re: #226 SanFranciscoZionist

Can I scrunch in there with ya? I just took a shower.

Sure. She should make short work of him.

229 rurality  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:39:18pm

re: #193 HoosierHoops

I know you got a boat load of movie recommendations yesterday, was Usual Suspects on the list. It's good first time, better with each subsequent viewing. Kevin Spacey would do a good president.

230 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:39:18pm

re: #224 SanFranciscoZionist

Did you see the photos of her in a bikini this summer? She's like, 63.

231 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:39:26pm

Mandy .... put down the weapon .... no murders on new year's eve :)

232 CapeCoddah  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:39:36pm

Good evening, everyone! I want to wish everyone a safe and happy new year!
Aside from that, Jesse Ventura is and always has been crazier than a shithouse rat. His choice of profession was perfect for his intelligence level. Alex Jones should launch an investigation into what the government sprayed over the state of Minnesota on the night they elected him governor. That should keep him happy for a while.

233 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:39:36pm

re: #218 albusteve

*WHACK*

234 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:39:36pm

re: #198 marsl

He is out... because he was president. Choose a actor who could be a good president (excluding Reagan).

1. Denzel Washington..! Super Cool, Tough, Handsome and the camera loves him.
2. Gena Davis..She played a great one on TV
3. Al Pacino ( Great classic state of the Union addresses! * If I had a flamethrower..I'd burn this place to the ground!*
4. Samuel L. Jackson (OLM would probably surrender the next day)
5..

235 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:40:13pm

re: #230 prairiefire

Did you see the photos of her in a bikini this summer? She's like, 63.

And absolutely stunning. And dresses like a goddess, even when not in a bikini.

As I said of Eartha Kitt--I'd be utterly content if I could be a third that sexy, at half that age.

236 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:40:26pm

re: #227 marsl

To Mahmud (with love)...

"I know what you're thinking — "Did he fire six Tomahawks or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But, being this is a Tomahawk missile, the most powerful missile in the world and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?"


infinite updings!

237 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:40:32pm

Ah, I feel better now.

238 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:40:37pm

re: #219 prairiefire

He's obviously just trying to pick a fight. Don't let him.

239 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:40:42pm

re: #198 marsl

He is out... because he was president. Choose a actor who could be a good president (excluding Reagan).

Gary Sinese.

240 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:40:59pm

re: #234 HoosierHoops

1. Denzel Washington..! Super Cool, Tough, Handsome and the camera loves him.
2. Gena Davis..She played a great one on TV
3. Al Pacino ( Great classic state of the Union addresses! * If I had a flamethrower..I'd burn this place to the ground!*
4. Samuel L. Jackson (OLM would probably surrender the next day)
5..

Samuel L. Jackson! Good one.

241 The Left  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:41:07pm

re: #199 RogueOne

There was one incident years ago that was the basis for my statement. I'll have to try to find it but he snapped on some guy for a reason I can't remember and he was yelling about busting him up and that he wrestled in High School. It cracked me up that's the reason I remember. Someone here can surely help me out can't they?

It was a joke. He talks about it in his book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell them. I can't remember who it was targetted at-- O'reilly? A spokeperson for Bill O? -- The person in question had advocated violence in some way, made some comment about punching someone in the face, and Franken made a big stink at some public event like "Hey, I'm here. Let's go! I used to wrestle!"

242 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:41:24pm

re: #239 Alouette

Gary Sinese.

I was just thinking of him --and Bruce Willis.

Perhaps either could be VEEP, but I think Jon Voight makes the best Prez.

243 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:41:42pm

Danny Bonaduce.

244 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:42:09pm

re: #242 ggt

I was just thinking of him --and Bruce Willis.

Perhaps either could be VEEP, but I think Jon Voight makes the best Prez.

I think Jon Voight is just a tad wingnutty, even if he is Angelina's dad.

245 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:42:23pm

Brangelina?

246 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:42:58pm

re: #244 Alouette

I think Jon Voight is just a tad wingnutty, even if he is Angelina's dad.

True,

247 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:43:21pm

re: #234 HoosierHoops

OLM?

248 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:43:28pm

Dennis Haysbert?

249 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:43:41pm

Scott Baio. And Buddy as V.P.

250 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:44:03pm

re: #247 marsl

OLM?

OLB..Bin Laden..Whoops..

251 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:44:05pm

re: #236 _RememberTonyC

Thanks!!

252 RexMundi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:44:08pm
and now he has a slick production team courtesy of the amazingly irresponsible TruTV

You're being a little generous with him there, Charles, but I know you probably mean that he has something that's slicker than the average conspiracy theorist has since they are usually limited to their MS MovieMaker skills and youtube.

As for his show...ignoring the fact that I am a hardcore skeptic (ala Randi, Kurtz, Shermer, et. al) this show is just PATHETIC. It is contrived, scripted, phony, poorly lit, (their DP sucks!), and it seems like it is being written by someone less-than-amateur and certainly acted by people that are less-than amateur. You know your show is sad when the best aspect of it is your narrator.

As for the content, reverting back the aforementioned fact that I am a hardcore skeptic--I'm just sad for anyone uncritical enough to watch that show. I am somewhat heartened to think this, however--if a loony group of people like this with no skills can manage to get some sort of TV show of this uh...caliber...then perhaps there is a chance that the skeptic movement can get one (yes they have Penn & Teller but it's far too 'entertaining' than it is critical) that will help counteract this nonsense.

253 cliffster  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:44:53pm

If Angelina Jolie ran for president, I would vote for her. No matter what she said at any point in the campaign. Plus-one vote for Angelina for Texas's electoral votes.

254 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:45:04pm

re: #244 Alouette

I think Jon Voight is just a tad wingnutty, even if he is Angelina's dad.

how so?...does he want to do something crazy, like preserve American sovereignty?

255 Gretchen G.Tiger  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:45:13pm

gotta go Lizards!

Happy New Year's Eve and be careful out there (if you are going out there).

256 RexMundi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:45:36pm

re: #1 MandyManners

"Alex Jones is a leading conspiracy expert."

ROFLMAO!

Kind of like saying he is a leading expert in _____________

-stupidity
-flying off the handle
-foaming at the mouth
-screaming on-air
-conveying delusions
-all of the above!

257 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:45:40pm

re: #255 ggt

gotta go Lizards!

Happy New Year's Eve and be careful out there (if you are going out there).

Stay safe!

258 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:46:03pm

re: #235 SanFranciscoZionist

I love Eartha Kitt also. I can relate to her when she talked about people thinking her daughter was not her own since they looked so different. People ask me from what country I adopted mine. I say from "MyLoins".

259 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:46:11pm

re: #255 ggt

gotta go Lizards!

Happy New Year's Eve and be careful out there (if you are going out there).

same to you

260 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:46:19pm

re: #256 RexMundi

Kind of like saying he is a leading expert in ___

-stupidity
-flying off the handle
-foaming at the mouth
-screaming on-air
-conveying delusions
-all of the above!

You forgot "asshattery".

261 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:46:38pm

re: #241 iceweasel

It was a joke. He talks about it in his book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell them. I can't remember who it was targetted at-- O'reilly? A spokeperson for Bill O? -- The person in question had advocated violence in some way, made some comment about punching someone in the face, and Franken made a big stink at some public event like "Hey, I'm here. Let's go! I used to wrestle!"

I just remember the video. It was years ago and IIRC it was well before he decided to run for office. I've never read his book, I just remember he was PISSED. If he was acting he was doing a helluva job but it was that wrestling thing that cracked me up. If I'm the only one who remembers seeing that then I might be crazy.

262 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:46:51pm

re: #245 Floral Giraffe

Brangelina?

Last Summer George Cloony was doing a live interview on the Today Show in Africa..When just hundreds of little kids came running by just screaming to something off camera.. Without missing a beat George said..' Well I looks like Brad and Angela just arrived'

263 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:46:53pm

Katherine Hepburn!

264 RexMundi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:47:43pm

re: #4 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

If by expert, you mean an expert at string this kind of crap together, well then yes, that does sort of fit.

Technically, 'expert' is separate from 'amateur' in the sense that an expert gets paid for what they do and an amateur does not. There is the assumption that if you can make a living at it, then you're good at it.

But then again, what's good about spreading stupidity around to people and fleecing them of their cash in the process?

265 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:47:51pm

be President

David Caruso
Gary Sinese
Mark Harmon
Jon Voigt

Not-be president

Danny Glover
Sean Penn
George Clooney

266 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:47:56pm

re: #263 MandyManners

Katherine Hepburn!

She's dead, Jim.

267 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:48:30pm

re: #266 EmmmieG

She's dead, Jim.

I thought this was fantasy.

268 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:48:40pm

re: #253 cliffster

If Angelina Jolie ran for president, I would vote for her. No matter what she said at any point in the campaign. Plus-one vote for Angelina for Texas's electoral votes.

Well, as someone said here of Sarah Palin a while back, she is an American mother. And extremely hot.

269 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:49:04pm

re: #266 EmmmieG

She's dead, Jim.

that would make it hard to veto something...

270 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:49:07pm

re: #265 marsl

be President

David Caruso
Gary Sinese
Mark Harmon
Jon Voigt

Not-be president

Danny Glover
Sean Penn
George Clooney

Clooney can hail my chief any time he wants!

271 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:49:18pm

re: #267 MandyManners

I thought this was fantasy.


Oh, then that's fine. The accent would make the state of the union address interesting.

272 nines09  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:49:26pm

Yes I wanted to speak to you privately. "Then why are there cameras here?" It's important. "What you got?" The big Kahuna. "I think I rassled him" No Jesse, not that Big Kahuna. It's the Build-a-Burger group. "I think I ate there once." No Jesse, not that buildabuger group, these guys are like the mafia, only they are trying to figure out how to kill over 4 billion people and rule the rest. Soft kill or hard kill. In the water, or food.
Back to the studio;
"Wow. Listen up crew. I talked to Alex Jones and it's far more worse than I thought. They are poisoning burgers."

I can't do any more. My ears will bleed.
Happy New Year to One and All!

May those that love us, love us.
And those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles
So we will know them by their limp.

273 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:49:37pm

Nite Folks, Lets be careful out there.

274 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:49:52pm

re: #261 RogueOne
Ah...I was just foolin. Don't you guys have a sense of humor?
Yeah, call me unconvinced. If it was a joke, it was poorly done, and poorly thought out. Unfunny. Whe people say something was a joke after other people get offended, it usually comes off as an unwillingness to either apologize or accept responsibility.

275 cliffster  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:49:58pm

re: #268 SanFranciscoZionist

Well, as someone said here of Sarah Palin a while back, she is an American mother. And extremely hot.

Suddenly, every boring 9:30am press conference would have a viewership of millions.

276 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:50:14pm

re: #271 EmmmieG

Oh, then that's fine. The accent would make the state of the union address interesting.

That thing she does with her chin just makes my heart melt.

277 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:50:37pm

re: #258 prairiefire

I love Eartha Kitt also. I can relate to her when she talked about people thinking her daughter was not her own since they looked so different. People ask me from what country I adopted mine. I say from "MyLoins".

I got to see her live, as the Wicked Witch of the West. A friend took me, since she knew I was a mad Eartha fan. We were seated next to a young gay couple who were also rabid Eartha fans, so we swooned together through intermission. It was a lovely evening.

That was a one beautiful and talented lady.

278 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:50:39pm

re: #273 RogueOne

Nite Folks, Lets be careful out there.

And if we can't be careful, name it after you!

279 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:51:13pm

re: #265 marsl

be President

David Caruso
Gary Sinese
Mark Harmon
Jon Voigt

Not-be president

Danny Glover
Sean Penn
George Clooney

What about Sean Penn in I am Sam?
In the exit polls people would say ' We've been trying to vote for idiots all these years..I think we got it finally right this year.'

280 The Left  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:51:56pm

re: #261 RogueOne

I just remember the video. It was years ago and IIRC it was well before he decided to run for office. I've never read his book, I just remember he was PISSED. If he was acting he was doing a helluva job but it was that wrestling thing that cracked me up. If I'm the only one who remembers seeing that then I might be crazy.

It was years ago for sure. I haven't seen the vid, but I do remember him telling the story in the Lying Liars book (just wish I could remember the details). He made it sound like it was a joke and did say that people around him mistakenly thought it was real. So it's hard to know if he told the story that way after the fact or if it's an accurate portrayal.

281 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:52:19pm

re: #271 EmmmieG

Oh, then that's fine. The accent would make the state of the union address interesting.

Ah, we got through Kennedy's.

James Earl Jones? Now THAT would be a State of the Union I'd want to hear.

282 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:52:43pm

re: #268 SanFranciscoZionist

Well, as someone said here of Sarah Palin a while back, she is an American mother. And extremely hot.

/I have these paranoid thoughts where A. she gets elected & B. dark powers swap her out with the SNL woman...

283 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:53:07pm

re: #281 SanFranciscoZionist

Ah, we got through Kennedy's.

James Earl Jones? Now THAT would be a State of the Union I'd want to hear.

America..I am your Father...

284 cliffster  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:53:43pm

re: #281 SanFranciscoZionist

Ah, we got through Kennedy's.

James Earl Jones? Now THAT would be a State of the Union I'd want to hear.

He's dead too. :( That would be sweet though.

285 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:53:46pm

re: #270 MandyManners

Let's make a deal. You keep Clooney to yourself (and only to you). In reward, you keep in out of politics. Deal?

286 allegro  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:53:52pm

re: #283 HoosierHoops

America..I am your Father...

Thulsa Doom pretty much rocked, too.

287 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:53:52pm

re: #281 SanFranciscoZionist

Ah, we got through Kennedy's.

James Earl Jones? Now THAT would be a State of the Union I'd want to hear.

Well, if the voice is important, it's really too bad we can't have Christopher Lee for president.

And, as a bonus, anyone who fought their way past the SS would have to deal with him personally.

288 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:54:05pm

re: #267 MandyManners

I thought this was fantasy.

well now, if we're going there .... Ginger Lynn (mid 1980s version)

289 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:54:11pm

re: #276 MandyManners

That thing she does with her chin just makes my heart melt.

I started watching a bunch of old Katherine Hepburn movies I'd never seen, last summer, and I was sort of disappointed. I mean, she's awesome, but it's like every movie, there's some man telling KATHERINE HEPBURN that she 'doesn't know how to be a real woman', and he never gets struck by lightening.

I liked "Adam's Rib".

290 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:55:11pm

re: #284 cliffster

I don't think he's dead yet?

291 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:56:37pm

Forget it..I'm voting for Shriek.. A cartoon Character for POTUS is the last glass ceiling..

292 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:57:07pm

Christopher Walken would be cool.

293 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:57:27pm

re: #291 HoosierHoops

Forget it..I'm voting for Shriek.. A cartoon Character for POTUS is the last glass ceiling..


Fine! I am voting for Bugs Bunny!

294 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:57:29pm

re: #277 SanFranciscoZionist

That would be wonderful. I wanted to see her cabaret act when we were in NYC several years back, but the ticket price was astronomical. Her voice work is fun in" Emperor's New Groove".

295 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:57:31pm

re: #291 HoosierHoops

Forget it..I'm voting for Shriek.. A cartoon Character for POTUS is the last glass ceiling..

Shrek?

296 CapeCoddah  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:57:37pm

James Earl Jones is alive.

297 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:57:38pm

re: #285 marsl

Let's make a deal. You keep Clooney to yourself (and only to you). In reward, you keep in out of politics. Deal?

I don't wanna' talk with him.

298 cliffster  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:57:43pm

re: #292 Floral Giraffe

Christopher Walken would be cool.

Nobody would fuck with America if Walken was president.

299 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:57:58pm

re: #288 _RememberTonyC

well now, if we're going there ... Ginger Lynn (mid 1980s version)

Who?

300 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:58:19pm

re: #297 MandyManners

PSST! You don't need to.

301 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:58:43pm

re: #298 cliffster

Nobody would fuck with America if Walken was president.

Forget waterboarding.

"The President will talk with you now."

I give up, I give up!

302 cliffster  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:58:55pm

re: #296 CapeCoddah

James Earl Jones is alive.

Really? Was there a hoax or something? I specifically remember hearing it on the news when I was on vacation last November.

303 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:59:00pm

re: #297 MandyManners

You can do all you want with him.... including talking....

304 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:59:27pm

re: #289 SanFranciscoZionist

I started watching a bunch of old Katherine Hepburn movies I'd never seen, last summer, and I was sort of disappointed. I mean, she's awesome, but it's like every movie, there's some man telling KATHERINE HEPBURN that she 'doesn't know how to be a real woman', and he never gets struck by lightening.

I liked "Adam's Rib".

Guess Who's Coming for Dinner is in my top five.

305 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:59:34pm

re: #298 cliffster

Nobody would fuck with America if Walken was president.

Walken talking to Dinnerjacket
* So what is this thing you are doing? Huh? I am deeply disappointed with you..You know what I mean? do ya?*

306 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:59:58pm

re: #299 MandyManners

Who?

she was a ... um .... film star ... very cute

307 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:00:07pm

re: #303 marsl

You can do all you want with him... including talking...

*weeeEEEeee*

308 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:00:21pm

Dennis Miller...but we'd need translators.

309 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:00:25pm

Gonna' go pick up some Mexican. bbiab

310 CapeCoddah  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:00:29pm

re: #302 cliffster

I think there was a rumor a while back.

311 Sinistershade  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:01:11pm

re: #254 albusteve

how so?...does he [Jon Voight] want to do something crazy, like preserve American sovereignty?

Here's the end of a speech Mr. Voight made in June of this year:

And let’s give thanks to all the great people like Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, William Bennett, Glenn Beck, Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, Dennis Miller, Dick Morris, Ann Coulter, John Kasich, Michael Steele, Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich, Thomas Sowell, Victor Davis Hanson, Shelby Steele, Charles Krauthammer, Michelle Malkin, Fred Barnes and so many others. Let’s give thanks to them for not giving up and staying the course to bring an end to this false prophet Obama. link

Juuuuust a little on the wingnutty side, I'd say.

312 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:01:14pm

re: #309 MandyManners

Gonna' go pick up some Mexican. bbiab

uhhh, that's food I assume?

313 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:01:30pm

Way O.T. A half hour ago it was 72 and sunny. Cold front is blowing thru Texas and re: #309 MandyManners

Gonna' go pick up some Mexican. bbiab

it is now down to 63. Should hit low 40's by 8:00. Why do I live here?

314 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:01:56pm

re: #309 MandyManners

Gonna' go pick up some Mexican. bbiab

Have fun--see if you can get one who looks like George Clooney.
/

315 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:02:14pm

re: #309 MandyManners

Gonna' go pick up some Mexican. bbiab

Is his name RAUL!

316 RexMundi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:02:59pm

re: #48 enigma3535

IMHO, Jesse is not actually crazy [nor do I believe that he believes this particular crud]; he is probably taking a page from Beck and Limbaugh ... build your audience by being as bat-shite crazy as possible ... a material [10% or so of the US populace] awaits with baited breath ... ratings and $s appear to trump statesmanship.

You know I wonder about that, too...you look at how a lot of people started off (O'Reilly, Beck, Limbaugh, Ben Stein, etc.) where they were more mainstream in their thinking and then they slowly and steadily move towards an increasingly nutty position. Do they really believe the bullshit they're endorsing, or has it become a means to get a paycheck?

317 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:03:15pm

re: #313 Cathypop

Way O.T. A half hour ago it was 72 and sunny. Cold front is blowing thru Texas and


it is now down to 63. Should hit low 40's by 8:00. Why do I live here?


My computer is so f-ed up. Sorry

318 SixDegrees  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:03:38pm

Even though he's dead, too, I'm gonna nominate Jimmy Stewart. Just 'cause he deserves it.

And the way CGI technology is advancing, we'll probably be able to pull it off soon, anyway.

319 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:03:54pm

re: #309 MandyManners

Gonna' go pick up some Mexican. bbiab

could you grab me some Salma Hayek while you're there?

320 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:04:07pm

re: #313 Cathypop

Way O.T. A half hour ago it was 72 and sunny. Cold front is blowing thru Texas and it is now down to 63. Should hit low 40's by 8:00. Why do I live here?

Do you really want to live in Portugal?

321 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:04:55pm

re: #319 _RememberTonyC

Take your hands off my president!!

322 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:05:04pm

re: #320 marsl

Do you really want to live in Portugal?

I wish.

323 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:05:42pm

re: #313 Cathypop

It's not Minnesota?

324 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:05:52pm

re: #243 MandyManners

He's busy making money as a morning radio DJ.

325 cliffster  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:06:11pm

re: #318 SixDegrees

Even though he's dead, too, I'm gonna nominate Jimmy Stewart. Just 'cause he deserves it.

And the way CGI technology is advancing, we'll probably be able to pull it off soon, anyway.

Wow, that's a new conspiracy. Someone sue Barack Obama on the basis that he doesn't actually exist. Mr Obama, can you prove that you really exist? I've never touched him.

326 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:06:16pm

re: #323 Floral Giraffe

It's not Minnesota?

NEVER! Way too cold.

327 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:06:38pm

re: #309 MandyManners

Gonna' go pick up some Mexican. bbiab

make sure he's well dressed

328 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:06:57pm

re: #319 _RememberTonyC

could you grab me some Salma Hayek while you're there?

re: #321 marsl

Take your hands off my president!!

bummer .... you got her first :(

329 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:07:09pm

re: #306 _RememberTonyC

she was a ... um ... film star ... very cute

Jay Leno as SoS...Dude can own a room...We really need a State dept that can finely hone the art of ridicule of other countries...And make them laugh about themselves

330 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:07:09pm

re: #327 albusteve

make sure he's well dressed


Does he really need to be dressed for bed?

331 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:07:23pm

re: #274 Escaped Hillbilly

Ah...I was just foolin. Don't you guys have a sense of humor?
Yeah, call me unconvinced. If it was a joke, it was poorly done, and poorly thought out. Unfunny. Whe people say something was a joke after other people get offended, it usually comes off as an unwillingness to either apologize or accept responsibility.

Who cares.

So there is no pattern of behavior that Franken has exhibited to earn the moniker of unstable and there is nothing in his record of speaking that puts him in the same company as Bachman and Ventura.

332 Sinistershade  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:07:29pm

re: #289 SanFranciscoZionist

Give "Bringing Up Baby," "Stage Door," and "On Golden Pond" a try. A bit less gender politics.

333 abolitionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:08:14pm

re: #75 Claire

I'm not detecting that Jesse's really falling for this stuff, but all I've seen is this snippet. Reminds me of that series Leonard Nimoy used to do about alien astronauts and things, or a Dan Brown novel. Devil's Advocate just to see where it goes. I'm hoping people are smart enough to see it as entertainment, but you never know- Alex Jones is clearly a circus conman.

Ventura has embraced and promoted the "controlled demolition" explanation for the collapse of WTC towers. He's seen footage of buildings collapsed from actual controlled demolitions, and they looked exactly the same to him, you see. As for those two huge fuel-laden aircraft plowing into them, and all those jumpers --those must have been just a sideshow and a distraction to confuse the gullible masses.

/ ^ to the moon and back

334 cliffster  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:09:45pm

re: #331 Jeff In Ohio

Who cares.

So there is no pattern of behavior that Franken has exhibited to earn the moniker of unstable and there is nothing in his record of speaking that puts him in the same company as Bachman and Ventura.

Al Franken is a jackass. The science on this is settled. I don't understand Franken-jackass-deniers.

335 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:10:11pm

re: #322 Cathypop

I wish.

If you can live without imperial measures, US money, Fahrenheit temperature system, American cars and American wages..... then welcome. Let's swap.....

336 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:10:43pm

re: #332 Sinistershade

"Bringing Up Baby" is one of my favorites. Great pop-corn movie!

337 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:11:12pm

re: #334 cliffster

Al Franken is a jackass. The science on this is settled. I don't understand Franken-jackass-deniers.

Franken is a jackass. Yes. I agree. He's not my Senator, so I'm not that concerned that he is a jackass.

338 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:11:28pm

re: #336 Cathypop

And featuring the dreamiest man to have ever existed, Mr. Cary Grant.

339 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:11:47pm

re: #334 cliffster

I like him.

340 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:12:16pm

re: #335 marsl

If you can live without imperial measures, US money, Fahrenheit temperature system, American cars and American wages... then welcome. Let's swap...

MMMMM. Nope! Like my truck. And paycheck. And really like money. What are the benefits? Any?

341 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:12:45pm

re: #337 Jeff In Ohio

Franken is a jackass. Yes. I agree. He's not my Senator, so I'm not that concerned that he is a jackass.

i'd like to see norm coleman run against him again in 2014 ... that would be good political theatre.

342 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:13:32pm

re: #338 prairiefire

And featuring the dreamiest man to have ever existed, Mr. Cary Grant.

Dr. McDreamy? The James Bond guy?

343 RexMundi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:13:51pm

re: #108 fire at night

I caught the one about infraguard and Big Brother last night. You know, Governor Ventura brings up some valid and interesting points, it's a shame you people don't take what he sa-

/sorry I can't keep a straight face anymore. The guy is a quack.

Exactly. Any potentially valid points that are made by this nutbar get lost when he has such a massive base of stupidity upon which it is built. I think it's a shame that the mixture of information and entertainment has produced things like this that are actually taken to be serious by some people out there.

344 Blueheron  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:13:56pm

re: #331 Jeff In Ohio

Who cares.

So there is no pattern of behavior that Franken has exhibited to earn the moniker of unstable and there is nothing in his record of speaking that puts him in the same company as Bachman and Ventura.

Right but he is still a nasty SOB.

345 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:14:36pm

Mean conservatives are "tough". Mean liberals are "jackasses".

346 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:15:13pm

re: #345 prairiefire

Mean conservatives are "tough". Mean liberals are "jackasses".

No, they are all jackasses.

347 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:15:35pm

re: #344 Blueheron

Right but he is still a nasty SOB.

he stunk out the joint as a radio talk show host ... so he found a new career where stinking out the joint is expected.

348 Dr. Shalit  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:16:05pm

re: #313 Cathypop

Way O.T. A half hour ago it was 72 and sunny. Cold front is blowing thru Texas and

it is now down to 63. Should hit low 40's by 8:00. Why do I live here?

Cathypop-

You live in TX for the same reasons many folks do - No State Income Tax, Homestead Exception from Bankruptcy Laws (See: Former Governor Connolly) and general lack of Governmental "POOP" - I don't blame you for that. Were I a younger man I would consider it for myself.
As for Alex Jones and Jesse - the only question is - at this point - who is more "window person - if you know what I mean - NUTS?"

-S-

349 rurality  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:16:32pm

re: #334 cliffster

re: #344 Blueheron

He's smart, he does his homework, he speaks in sentences not bullet points. And he respects women. I wish he was my senator.

350 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:17:43pm

re: #340 Cathypop

MMM. Nope! Like my truck. And paycheck. And really like money. What are the benefits? Any?

Very sunny, warm, beaches, beautiful ladies, lots of latin males. European country. Almost no guns allowed. Self-defense almost no-existent in judicial system. Socialist party in power. Lots of time waiting for a medic in the free public wealthcare. Gasoline at 6 USD (more or less) for gallon.

351 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:17:54pm

re: #349 rurality

re: #344 Blueheron

He's smart, he does his homework, he speaks in sentences not bullet points. And he respects women. I wish he was my senator.

pretty low bar for a senator

352 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:18:41pm

re: #342 HoosierHoops

Dr. McDreamy? The James Bond guy?

No, Mr. Archibald Leach.

353 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:20:29pm

re: #334 cliffster

Al Franken is a jackass. The science on this is settled. I don't understand Franken-jackass-deniers.

/I am not sure it is settled... isn't there some kind of incredibly invasive test we could do just to be sure?

354 Blueheron  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:21:26pm

re: #15 webevintage

Let me know when he begins to rant about our precious bodily fluids...


Exactly. I think the good Guv has had too many head injuries.

355 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:21:47pm

re: #350 marsl

Very sunny, warm, beaches, beautiful ladies, lots of latin males. European country. Almost no guns allowed. Self-defense almost no-existent in judicial system. Socialist party in power. Lots of time waiting for a medic in the free public wealthcare. Gasoline at 6 USD (more or less) for gallon.

Scrw-it! I'm staying in Texas. Thanks

356 Sinistershade  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:22:14pm

re: #349 rurality

re: #344 Blueheron

He's smart, he does his homework, he speaks in sentences not bullet points. And he respects women. I wish he was my senator.

Amen!

357 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:22:16pm

New Year's Day U2 Live 2005

358 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:22:24pm

re: #352 prairiefire

No, Mr. Archibald Leach.

Anthony Hopkins for President!
*press release from the White house*
We don't know what crazy shit he is going to do..Call us if you hear anything.

359 rurality  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:22:24pm

re: #351 albusteve

Since you didnt like the substantive, kinda important qualities in a Sen., Franken doesnt dye his hair, he doesnt dye his skin, he doesnt use hairspray, (sorry, but all the aforementioned creep me out) he's married to his original wife and he was willing to put his words into action and serve his country in gov., probably a huge cut in salary and working with a lot less fun people.

360 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:23:36pm

re: #331 Jeff In Ohio
Ok, we can agree to disagree. If you put a heckler in a headlock and threaten to beat people up and claim the president "murdered" people (911) and yell at people who are interviewing you, you appear unstable to me. And I never said he was in the same league as Ventura and Bachman. Got me confused with somebody else. Ventura went from a a kinda flaky regular Joe who was gonna shake up politics in the rust belt, to a just plain old flake. Bachman is regularly excoriated on this sight so no need for me to add.

361 Boondock St. Bender  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:23:40pm

Wow, i was watching this non-sense last nite.I loved the medical"expert"in hiding in panama.apparently she specializes in non-drug medicine......(read quack)lol

362 Dr. Shalit  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:23:46pm

re: #349 rurality

re: #344 Blueheron

He's smart, he does his homework, he speaks in sentences not bullet points. And he respects women. I wish he was my senator.

Rurality -

Al Franken is the elected US Senator from MN. From someone who knew and likes Walter Mondale - ME! - Franken is NO Walter Mondale. Mondale (Mundal if you please) is an American in the mold of Hubert H. Humphrey. Franken is - AT BEST - in the Mold of Chevy Chase. Discussion?

-S-

363 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:23:51pm

We are having a feast from the freezer for our Ne Year's meal. Chicken egg rolls, Spanokopita, garlic and potato puffs, crab rangoon. I am sick of cooking!

364 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:24:14pm

re: #359 rurality

Since you didnt like the substantive, kinda important qualities in a Sen., Franken doesnt dye his hair, he doesnt dye his skin, he doesnt use hairspray, (sorry, but all the aforementioned creep me out) he's married to his original wife and he was willing to put his words into action and serve his country in gov., probably a huge cut in salary and working with a lot less fun people.

After all these years with Gavin Newsom as mayor of San Francisco, I have kind of accepted that you have to see a politican separately from his hair product.

365 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:24:19pm

re: #358 HoosierHoops

I am afraid he is not handsome enough.

366 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:24:22pm

re: #359 rurality

Since you didnt like the substantive, kinda important qualities in a Sen., Franken doesnt dye his hair, he doesnt dye his skin, he doesnt use hairspray, (sorry, but all the aforementioned creep me out) he's married to his original wife and he was willing to put his words into action and serve his country in gov., probably a huge cut in salary and working with a lot less fun people.

Al Franken represents almost everything that is wrong with American politics...he is a liberal hack and far worse, people actually voted for him

367 Dr. Shalit  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:24:53pm

re: #352 prairiefire

No, Mr. Archibald Leach.

prairefire -

All Day, All Night, - CARY GRANT...?

-S-

368 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:25:06pm

Here's to all the lizards who are here another year, this one has been different and all who made it through deserve Kudos. So that song upthread a bit is for you.

369 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:25:28pm

re: #198 marsl

He is out... because he was president. Choose a actor who could be a good president (excluding Reagan).

Bruce Campbell.

370 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:25:59pm

re: #365 prairiefire

I am afraid he is not handsome enough.

Megan Fox as VP...*you gotta have star power*

371 Boondock St. Bender  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:27:21pm

re: #368 Thanos
yes it was an interesting year to say the least.But that being said,it was a pleasure to spend it with all of you.A happy and productive new year to you all!

372 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:27:26pm

re: #360 Escaped Hillbilly

Apologies, my mistake to put words in your mouth.

373 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:27:45pm

re: #369 WindUpBird

Bruce Campbell.

Tiger Woods as Ambassador to Sweden

374 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:28:07pm

re: #367 Dr. Shalit

Absolutely, all day and all night. I actually shed tears for that man when he died. Right around the time of the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy, if I remember correctly

375 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:28:34pm

re: #369 WindUpBird

With a chain saw arm!

376 Boondock St. Bender  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:28:35pm

re: #369 WindUpBird

Bruce Cambell Hear!hear!

377 Sinistershade  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:28:39pm

re: #289 SanFranciscoZionist

Oh, wait! "The Lion in Winter."

And there would be an actor president for you: Peter O'Toole as Henry II.

I found out the way your mind works and the kind of man you are. I know your plans and expectations — you've burbled every bit of strategy you've got. I know exactly what you will do, and exactly what you won't, and I've told you exactly nothing. To these aged eyes, boy, that's what winning looks like!

378 Boondock St. Bender  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:29:10pm

re: #375 prairiefire

And a fist full of boomstick!

379 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:29:25pm

re: #372 Jeff In Ohio
no problemo
and I should go. Work, work, work.

380 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:29:30pm

re: #366 albusteve

Al Franken represents almost everything that is wrong with American politics...he is a liberal hack and far worse, people actually voted for him


He calls the scumbags on their shit. He's exactly what's wrong with politics, if you're acareer politician. He's an outsider. Isn't that what everyone pretends they want? Someone who's not exactly politics as usual? Someone who isn't calcified with special interest money the way most congressmen are?

I can think of dozens of senators and congressmen who say screaming barking crazy things, and advocate for policies that reinforce their crazy. The bigotry they openly espouse, the conspiracy theories they let loose with in front of cameras.

Notice there's a whole lot of talk on this blog about insane things the GOP says, and not so much about Al Frabken? Because he doesn't say crazy things. He's not actually a hack. he's behaving more like a senator than most of the guys we have in there right now.

381 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:29:43pm

re: #366 albusteve

Al Franken represents almost everything that is wrong with American politics...he is a liberal hack and far worse, people actually voted for him

to be fair there are a bunch of people that would fit, no?

382 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:29:46pm

re: #379 Escaped Hillbilly

Happy New Year, EH!

383 rurality  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:30:07pm

re: #362 Dr. Shalit

I'm not sure there is any point in doing that kind of comparative stuff---So and So is no Truman/Reagan/Kennedy, I mean, how could they be.? I think Franken is smart and is willing to work hard and left the glitz of Chevy Chase or Radio yap world and is in the trenches. I guess if he was a mediocre actor or an action figure type he wouldnt be so disdained, but I really don't get the reflexive "clown" shit or putting him up next to elder/dead statesman. I think Franken is quite in line with Wellstone or could be.

384 Fenway_Nation  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:30:27pm

re: #232 CapeCoddah

Whatever they're spraying, I think they do it at regular intervals.

Case in point: Al Franken.

385 Dr. Shalit  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:30:56pm

re: #198 marsl

He is out... because he was president. Choose a actor who could be a good president (excluding Reagan).

marsl -

Try Former Governor SARAH PALIN. She is as good as Keith Olberman, she is, as is he, a former "Sportscaster" - whaddaya think about that? Just wondering, Discussion?

-S-

386 oldegeezr  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:31:09pm

Here’s Fundies, Top 100 for the year 2009. ...compliments of the nitwits at "Above Top Secret" and “WND”... the nutwad "Freepers"... and a kookie band of religious freakos from all around the world!

387 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:31:28pm

re: #381 brookly red

to be fair there are a bunch of people that would fit, no?

probably 85 out of the 100...I hate the feds, and Franken is a good example of how far they have fallen

388 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:31:36pm

re: #362 Dr. Shalit

Rurality -

Al Franken is the elected US Senator from MN. From someone who knew and likes Walter Mondale - ME! - Franken is NO Walter Mondale. Mondale (Mundal if you please) is an American in the mold of Hubert H. Humphrey. Franken is - AT BEST - in the Mold of Chevy Chase. Discussion?

-S-

I think you would be dismantled like aLego set if you were to have a battle of wonkishness with Al Franken. Say what you want to about his snarky attitude, but the man is smart.

/You people voted for Hubert Humphrey. and you killed Jesus! -Hunter S Thompson

389 RexMundi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:31:57pm

re: #152 Escaped Hillbilly

What job did president O. have before this?

Lots of theory, little bit of practice, I suppose.

390 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:32:37pm

re: #385 Dr. Shalit

marsl -

Try Former Governor SARAH PALIN. She is as good as Keith Olberman, she is, as is he, a former "Sportscaster" - whaddaya think about that? Just wondering, Discussion?

-S-

This is you being silly, right?

391 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:33:25pm

re: #380 WindUpBird

He calls the scumbags on their shit. He's exactly what's wrong with politics, if you're acareer politician. He's an outsider. Isn't that what everyone pretends they want? Someone who's not exactly politics as usual? Someone who isn't calcified with special interest money the way most congressmen are?

I can think of dozens of senators and congressmen who say screaming barking crazy things, and advocate for policies that reinforce their crazy. The bigotry they openly espouse, the conspiracy theories they let loose with in front of cameras.

Notice there's a whole lot of talk on this blog about insane things the GOP says, and not so much about Al Frabken? Because he doesn't say crazy things. He's not actually a hack. he's behaving more like a senator than most of the guys we have in there right now.

He may very well turn out to be a better politician than comedian - or whatever it was he did before. I never liked him - found him to be as harshly spoken as Ann Coulter, who I also do not like.

392 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:33:37pm

re: #388 WindUpBird

I think you would be dismantled like aLego set if you were to have a battle of wonkishness with Al Franken. Say what you want to about his snarky attitude, but the man is smart.

/You people voted for Hubert Humphrey. and you killed Jesus! -Hunter S Thompson

Ted Kennedy was smart too...so what?

393 Blueheron  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:33:45pm

re: #362 Dr. Shalit

Rurality -

Al Franken is the elected US Senator from MN. From someone who knew and likes Walter Mondale - ME! - Franken is NO Walter Mondale. Mondale (Mundal if you please) is an American in the mold of Hubert H. Humphrey. Franken is - AT BEST - in the Mold of Chevy Chase. Discussion?

-S-

Hey get my sig off of this! I hate Franken. Can't stand him.

394 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:33:45pm

OK, folks. I have to run some errangs before the sun goes down.

Stay scaly with your reptilians selves.

395 rurality  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:33:59pm

re: #366 albusteve

You see Liberal hacks and I see spineless corporate stenographers. The guy had the balls to get in the arena, which lifts him from hackdom, liberal or otherwise. Sorry, but he's a patriot and not of the armchair, keyboard type.

396 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:34:08pm

Did someone already bring up Bruce Willis? (I was away trimming silverskin off the filets)

397 Dr. Shalit  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:34:57pm

re: #388 WindUpBird

I think you would be dismantled like aLego set if you were to have a battle of wonkishness with Al Franken. Say what you want to about his snarky attitude, but the man is smart.

/You people voted for Hubert Humphrey. and you killed Jesus! -Hunter S Thompson

Wind Up Bird -

Don't think so - MY BUS - IS - Bigger than His. I did NOT get PAID to sniff Cocaine in the 1980's. That is all.

-S-

398 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:36:12pm

re: #395 rurality

You see Liberal hacks and I see spineless corporate stenographers. The guy had the balls to get in the arena, which lifts him from hackdom, liberal or otherwise. Sorry, but he's a patriot and not of the armchair, keyboard type.

it is, in the end, entirely subjective...let me just say that our best and brightest do not go into govt...it's a black hole

399 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:36:18pm

re: #395 rurality

You see Liberal hacks and I see spineless corporate stenographers. The guy had the balls to get in the arena, which lifts him from hackdom, liberal or otherwise. Sorry, but he's a patriot and not of the armchair, keyboard type.


Frankin a patriot? You have got to be kidding.

400 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:37:01pm

re: #380 WindUpBird

B-b-but he's a librul.

401 Fenway_Nation  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:37:03pm

re: #395 rurality

Sorry, but he's a patriot and not of the armchair, keyboard type.

Ah yes....the ever malleable definition of 'patriot' that the progressives love to tweak and modify when it suits their argument.

402 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:39:29pm

re: #388 WindUpBird
Hey, I was leaving. But..smart people don't claim a dead man led a rout in one of histories most notable battles. Read his book. He claims "Sam Houston routed Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. (Sam Houston was later killed at the Alamo by terrorists.)" Hmmm. Sam Houston had a time machine? PS, he didn't die in the Alamo at all. As the folks as Fort Sam Houston would be happy to tell you.

403 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:39:33pm

re: #401 Fenway_Nation

Ah yes...the ever malleable definition of 'patriot' that the progressives love to tweak and modify when it suits their argument.

this is the best part of this blog...it's coming...the doofi are loose

404 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:39:45pm

re: #397 Dr. Shalit

Wind Up Bird -

Don't think so - MY BUS - IS - Bigger than His. I did NOT get PAID to sniff Cocaine in the 1980's. That is all.

-S-

Yeah, I had to pay for mine, too. Sucks, but what are you going to do?

405 Boondock St. Bender  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:40:29pm

re: #388 WindUpBird
he's witty, i'll give him that.smart,I'll wait to see how he performs before giving him any senatorial kudos(that goes for any new officeholder)

406 Sinistershade  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:41:01pm

I keep hearing folks here speaking negatively of Sen. Franken, that he's a hack and a jackass, but no one seems willing to point to any specific actions by him that support that conclusion. I can understand your not agreeing with his politics, but that alone shouldn't make one the target of name-calling.

407 rurality  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:41:56pm

re: #399 Cathypop

Nope. I think it takes an incredible amount of fortitude to get into politics today. I think it is especially honorable when one choses to get into politics from another career. He wrote about his disgust with Washington and then put action to his words. I can't stand Buchanan, but I have to give him some points for running a campaign vs. his mouth.

408 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:42:01pm

re: #404 Jeff In Ohio

Yeah, I had to pay for mine, too. Sucks, but what are you going to do?

obey the law?...Franken, and people like him have contributed to one of our worst cultural malaise ever...cocaine and it's collateral damage...cool guy, and he's smart and patriotic

409 RexMundi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:42:22pm

re: #260 MandyManners

You forgot "asshattery".

Oops. Well there are many negative adjectives I think we could put in there...I had to stop somewhere!

410 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:42:35pm

re: #406 Sinistershade

I keep hearing folks here speaking negatively of Sen. Franken, that he's a hack and a jackass, but no one seems willing to point to any specific actions by him that support that conclusion. I can understand your not agreeing with his politics, but that alone shouldn't make one the target of name-calling.


Show me a positive side of Frankin. Facts only.

411 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:43:44pm

re: #388 WindUpBird
I think you're confusing being smart with being a smartass. The latter applies to Franken.

412 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:44:14pm

Aw, heck, just elect me president. I'll kick ass so quickly and so thoroughly that no one will even think about fucking around with the US of A for at least five centuries.

413 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:44:39pm

re: #406 Sinistershade

I keep hearing folks here speaking negatively of Sen. Franken, that he's a hack and a jackass, but no one seems willing to point to any specific actions by him that support that conclusion. I can understand your not agreeing with his politics, but that alone shouldn't make one the target of name-calling.

I agree with his politics. But in his role as Liberal Radio Gadfly and Polemical Satirist, he has been at times offensive and a intentional jackass. Comes with the clown territory. It doesn't mean he won't be a great Senator.

He's no Sherrod Brown.

414 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:44:47pm

re: #408 albusteve

obey the law?...Franken, and people like him have contributed to one of our worst cultural malaise ever...cocaine and it's collateral damage...cool guy, and he's smart and patriotic

*sigh* I remember when drug use would actually stop any political ambitions cold.

415 Jaerik  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:44:53pm

re: #410 Cathypop

Show me a positive side of Frankin. Facts only.

I found this to be an admirable way of interacting with constituents, even those he disagrees with. Certainly better than Senators on either side of the debate have been caught doing.

416 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:45:01pm

re: #408 albusteve

obey the law?...Franken, and people like him have contributed to one of our worst cultural malaise ever...cocaine and it's collateral damage...cool guy, and he's smart and patriotic

Your killing me.

417 Sinistershade  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:45:21pm

re: #410 Cathypop

Show me a positive side of Frankin. Facts only.

I didn't speak positively of Sen. Franken. I made no claims at all, except to claim that those who were making claims weren't supporting them.

418 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:45:30pm

re: #412 MandyManners

Aw, heck, just elect me president. I'll kick ass so quickly and so thoroughly that no one will even think about fucking around with the US of A for at least five centuries.

now THAT'S what we're talkin about!
OORAH!

419 Mocking Jay  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:45:31pm
420 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:46:23pm

re: #413 Jeff In Ohio

It doesn't mean he won't be a great Senator.

....Oh, I think it does. On so many levels.

421 Dr. Shalit  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:46:45pm

re: #404 Jeff In Ohio

Yeah, I had to pay for mine, too. Sucks, but what are you going to do?

JiO -

All 'y'all got the idea. I was in the "Car Business" then, it was expected. Luckily, I suspect, it was good - yet NOT Good Enough to acquire another expensive habit - truthfully, I preferred Photography. That is enough.

-SZ-

422 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:46:55pm

re: #414 brookly red

*sigh* I remember when drug use would actually stop any political ambitions cold.

in his case it should have...and listen to the defensive tripe here

423 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:47:29pm

For some folks there are plenty of reasons to dislike Al Franken but he's nowhere close to being the mental catastrophe that is Jesse Ventura. He's also a lot more stable than Michelle Bachmann.

424 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:47:35pm

re: #412 MandyManners
Damn right. I'll be veep, and while you administer the ass kickings, I'll go for the gonads.///

425 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:47:49pm

re: #412 MandyManners

Aw, heck, just elect me president. I'll kick ass so quickly and so thoroughly that no one will even think about fucking around with the US of A for at least five centuries.

uhhh, do you think I could get a slice of that stimulus pie?

426 allegro  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:48:01pm

re: #410 Cathypop

427 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:48:16pm

re: #423 Gus 802
Stable only in the sense that he's loaded with bullshiite.////

428 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:48:21pm

re: #410 Cathypop

Show me a positive side of Frankin. Facts only.

[Link: www.minnpost.com...]

429 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:48:50pm

re: #422 albusteve

in his case it should have...and listen to the defensive tripe here

and then if we go a little higher up the pecking order...

430 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:49:10pm

re: #420 tradewind

...Oh, I think it does. On so many levels.

Don't stop, please elaborate.

431 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:50:09pm

re: #424 tradewind

Damn right. I'll be veep, and while you administer the ass kickings, I'll go for the gonads.///

We'll have them mounted over the fireplace.

432 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:50:28pm

re: #425 brookly red

uhhh, do you think I could get a slice of that stimulus pie?

As long as you pay it back.

433 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:50:35pm

re: #429 brookly red

and then if we go a little higher up the pecking order...

you might yourself at the very top...hmmm

434 reloadingisnotahobby  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:50:42pm

re: #431 MandyManners


IN BED!!!!

435 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:51:12pm

re: #432 MandyManners

As long as you pay it back.

what did you have in mind??

436 rurality  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:51:14pm

re: #408 albusteve

re: #414 brookly red

Arent you pleased he's reformed? I thought rehabilitation was big with you tough on crime folk. re: #413 Jeff In Ohio

I have quite the sneaker for Sen. Brown.
off to gaze at the blue moon rising over our field. Happy New Year!

437 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:51:43pm

re: #427 tradewind

Stable only in the sense that he's loaded with bullshiite.///

It's safe to say that all politicians are loaded with horse manure. //

On a serious note, I know a lot of the bad blood against Franken stems from his books and stint at Air America radio.

438 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:51:50pm

re: #435 brookly red

what did you have in mind??

Five per cent interest.

439 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:52:17pm

re: #410 Cathypop

Show me a positive side of Frankin. Facts only.

Franken is mostly working on healthcare reform. I believe he supports the public option, tho I didn't see it on his page. I was looking for non-healthcare related topics actually.

1. More money for training programs for school principals to be included in No Child Left Behind Act.

2. Supported legislation for federal dairy assistance totaling $290 million.

3. Franken’s amendment on rape included in appropriations bill. An amendment offered by Sen. Al Franken that would withhold defense contracts from contractors if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court has been included in the final Defense Department appropriations bill, which is scheduled for a floor vote in the House today.

The measure was prompted by the case of Jamie Leigh Jones, a former Halliburton/KBR employee who has alleged that she was raped by several co-workers while working in Iraq in 2005. Jones told reporters in October, after the amendment passed in the Senate, that its adoption “means that every tear shed to go public and repeat my story over and over again to make a difference for other women was worth it.”

4. Hold military contractors accountable for their actions. (see above).

Taken from Senator Franklin's website

440 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:52:32pm

re: #437 Gus 802

It's safe to say that all politicians are loaded with horse manure. //

On a serious note, I know a lot of the bad blood against Franken stems from his books and stint at Air America radio.

Gee. Judge someone by his past actions and words?!

441 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:52:42pm

re: #428 Jeff In Ohio

[Link: www.minnpost.com...]

Glad to see it passed!

442 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:53:46pm

re: #438 MandyManners

Five per cent interest.

When you become Prez..Can I be the Commish of the NBA? Pretty please?

443 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:54:04pm

re: #430 Jeff In Ohio I'll let his buddy Bill Maher explain....
[Link: www.entertonement.com...]

444 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:54:32pm

re: #436 rurality

re: #414 brookly red

Arent you pleased he's reformed? I thought rehabilitation was big with you tough on crime folk. re: #413 Jeff In Ohio

I have quite the sneaker for Sen. Brown.
off to gaze at the blue moon rising over our field. Happy New Year!

reformed?...says who?...Al 'the Snowblower'?....I'm all for drug testing the House and Congress

445 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:54:34pm

re: #440 MandyManners

Gee. Judge someone by his past actions and words?!

I know. That's what I mean. I didn't like everything I heard from him in the past. No more than listening to that guy at Young Turks when he interviewed Charles.

446 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:54:44pm

re: #426 allegro

Well hell I love Stuart Smalley.

And I love Al Franken!

447 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:54:48pm

re: #440 MandyManners
He did a heck of a job!///

448 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:55:13pm

re: #415 Jaerik

I found this to be an admirable way of interacting with constituents, even those he disagrees with. Certainly better than Senators on either side of the debate have been caught doing.

Whoa!
He spent close to 10 minutes just explaining things.
Impressive, I will say, and note that I am not an Al Franken fan by any long stretch. But he did a very good job. That woman was wearing a tea party t-shirt, so obviously was not on board with his politics.

449 brookly red  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:56:15pm

re: #436 rurality

re: #414 brookly red

Arent you pleased he's reformed? I thought rehabilitation was big with you tough on crime folk. re: #413 Jeff In Ohio

I have quite the sneaker for Sen. Brown.
off to gaze at the blue moon rising over our field. Happy New Year!

Well yes but not for the same reasons as you... sorry I just don't feel comfortable having reformed drug users making decisions that affect my life, but hey that's just me.

450 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:56:44pm

re: #448 reine.de.tout

Whoa!
He spent close to 10 minutes just explaining things.
Impressive, I will say, and note that I am not an Al Franken fan by any long stretch. But he did a very good job. That woman was wearing a tea party t-shirt, so obviously was not on board with his politics.

I watched that video once before and was rather impressed at how he handled himself and got the ear of that crowd. Didn't expect that from either side actually.

451 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:56:54pm

Happy New Year!
Off to waste carbon credits.////

452 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:57:32pm

re: #444 albusteve

reformed?...says who?...Al 'the Snowblower'?...I'm all for drug testing the House and Congress

Then who will do the peoples business Steve? Huh? Who will show up?
/ I am wishing you the very best new year in 2010...I know 2009 was tough..
God Bless you Steve

453 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:57:36pm

re: #450 Gus 802

I watched that video once before and was rather impressed at how he handled himself and got the ear of that crowd. Didn't expect that from either side actually.

BO got elected getting ears

454 Dr. Shalit  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:58:02pm

re: #439 marjoriemoon

Franken is mostly working on healthcare reform. I believe he supports the public option, tho I didn't see it on his page. I was looking for non-healthcare related topics actually.

1. More money for training programs for school principals to be included in No Child Left Behind Act.

2. Supported legislation for federal dairy assistance totaling $290 million.

3. Franken’s amendment on rape included in appropriations bill. An amendment offered by Sen. Al Franken that would withhold defense contracts from contractors if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court has been included in the final Defense Department appropriations bill, which is scheduled for a floor vote in the House today.

The measure was prompted by the case of Jamie Leigh Jones, a former Halliburton/KBR employee who has alleged that she was raped by several co-workers while working in Iraq in 2005. Jones told reporters in October, after the amendment passed in the Senate, that its adoption “means that every tear shed to go public and repeat my story over and over again to make a difference for other women was worth it.”

4. Hold military contractors accountable for their actions. (see above).

Taken from Senator Franklin's website

MM -

He is Senator Franken, NOT FRANKLIN. Rape is a CRIME of Violence. Generally against Females. To that degree, I MUST agree.

-S-

455 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:58:17pm

re: #450 Gus 802

I watched that video once before and was rather impressed at how he handled himself and got the ear of that crowd. Didn't expect that from either side actually.

He simply explained things, was not a bit condescending (some folks could take a lesson from that). I've worked with politicians; Franken did a really good job with how he handled that.

456 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:58:21pm

Happy New Year all.

457 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:58:23pm

re: #452 HoosierHoops

Then who will do the peoples business Steve? Huh? Who will show up?
/ I am wishing you the very best new year in 2010...I know 2009 was tough..
God Bless you Steve

and the same to you amigo...life goes on and we go with it

458 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:58:54pm

re: #453 albusteve

BO got elected getting ears

I thought his ears were the caricature. //

459 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:01:17pm

re: #396 Thanos

Yum, filets....

460 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:01:25pm

For our UK lizards

Auld Lang Syne

461 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:03:01pm

re: #455 reine.de.tout

He simply explained things, was not a bit condescending (some folks could take a lesson from that). I've worked with politicians; Franken did a really good job with how he handled that.

He's a natural. Perhaps he learned how to compose himself in large crowds from his career in show business. Another thing too is that as a senator he still has to represent and communicate with people from his state many of whom voted for Norm Coleman. It must be tougher for senators since they represent states as opposed to districts which tends to be more focused.

462 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:03:24pm

re: #459 prairiefire

Yum, filets...

My wife got crazy and decided to do Beef Wellington this year, now she's going crazy worrying about over cooking it.

463 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:04:06pm

Gotta go Lizards. Still convinced that Frankin is only in it for himself. Typical politician. Wish I could stay and debate but the clock says no.
Stay scaley lizards. Happy New Year!
See Ya tomorrow morning.

464 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:06:28pm

re: #439 marjoriemoon

Franken is mostly working on healthcare reform. I believe he supports the public option, tho I didn't see it on his page. I was looking for non-healthcare related topics actually.

1. More money for training programs for school principals to be included in No Child Left Behind Act.

2. Supported legislation for federal dairy assistance totaling $290 million.

3. Franken’s amendment on rape included in appropriations bill. An amendment offered by Sen. Al Franken that would withhold defense contracts from contractors if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court has been included in the final Defense Department appropriations bill, which is scheduled for a floor vote in the House today.

The measure was prompted by the case of Jamie Leigh Jones, a former Halliburton/KBR employee who has alleged that she was raped by several co-workers while working in Iraq in 2005. Jones told reporters in October, after the amendment passed in the Senate, that its adoption “means that every tear shed to go public and repeat my story over and over again to make a difference for other women was worth it.”

4. Hold military contractors accountable for their actions. (see above).

Taken from Senator Franklin's website

These are his good points? re #2. I don't think dairy farmers, peanut farmers, cattle ranchers or anyone else needs my money to do their job. re #3. It is already illegal for anyone to prohibit their employees from pressing these charges in court. Having been in both theaters with said civilian employees, nothing prohibited this woman from walking into an MP head shed and saying someone had raped her...which is all it takes to get an investigation going. This is an alleged crime which she allegedly was too pressured to report to appropriate authorities. She allegedly told her employers (they deny it) and they allegedly did not pursue it. They were wrong (if guilty) but existing laws already cover it. This is an easy political gambit intended to make the current administration look bad and Franken look sympathetic. Meaningless drivel. Which makes #4 look pretty pathetic since it apparantly is only #3 rehashed. So, 1 point for Sen Franken.

465 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:07:01pm

re: #454 Dr. Shalit

MM -

He is Senator Franken, NOT FRANKLIN. Rape is a CRIME of Violence. Generally against Females. To that degree, I MUST agree.

-S-

You must know by now I'm Queen of the Typos. I offer my sincere apologies.

466 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:07:57pm

Btw: It's just past Midnight in London, welcome to 2010 UK.

467 Achilles Tang  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:09:17pm

I'm changing the subject, for those who wish, after watching the latest discussion on TV about The War On Terror that doesn't seem to have happened with this administration.

We have the Gitmo crowd now coming here as common criminals (US citizen criminals yet) and the little castrated (hopefully) wannabe mass murderer along with Hassan the shooter, now told by their lawyers that they shouldn't talk anymore.

In the latter cases in particular, this is insane as their guilt is not in question. We must also be insane to think that we should tell them not to talk, whether we waterboard them or not.

I think this, along with the farcical trials to come of the Gitmo crowd will be the defining down moment of this administration in the coming years.

468 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:09:47pm

re: #465 marjoriemoon

You must know by now I'm Queen of the Typos. I offer my sincere apologies.

It's a little known fact that most Queen's of the World' Got their start as Queen's of Typos...

469 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:10:34pm

Happy New Year to all Lizards!!! It's 2010 in Portugal.

470 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:11:40pm

re: #462 Thanos

My wife got crazy and decided to do Beef Wellington this year, now she's going crazy worrying about over cooking it.

I've never been ambitious enough to try it but Gordon Ramsay makes it look easy....
Gordon Ramsay - Beef Wellington

471 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:11:54pm

re: #469 marsl

Happy New Year to all Lizards!!! It's 2010 in Portugal.

Happy New Year, how is it over there in 2010?

472 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:12:03pm

re: #464 Escaped Hillbilly

These are his good points? re #2. I don't think dairy farmers, peanut farmers, cattle ranchers or anyone else needs my money to do their job. re #3. It is already illegal for anyone to prohibit their employees from pressing these charges in court. Having been in both theaters with said civilian employees, nothing prohibited this woman from walking into an MP head shed and saying someone had raped her...which is all it takes to get an investigation going. This is an alleged crime which she allegedly was too pressured to report to appropriate authorities. She allegedly told her employers (they deny it) and they allegedly did not pursue it. They were wrong (if guilty) but existing laws already cover it. This is an easy political gambit intended to make the current administration look bad and Franken look sympathetic. Meaningless drivel. Which makes #4 look pretty pathetic since it apparantly is only #3 rehashed. So, 1 point for Sen Franken.

I'm pretty confident that Norm Coleman would have supported the continuation of dairy subsidies and had done so during his tenure. He probably would have supported funding for NCLB programs.

473 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:12:40pm

re: #471 Thanos

Happy New Year, how is it over there in 2010?

Lots of firework and champagne.....

474 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:12:52pm

re: #468 HoosierHoops

It's a little known fact that most Queen's of the World' Got their start as Queen's of Typos...

oh, no!
Not so . . .

475 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:12:57pm

re: #470 Killgore Trout

Thanks! She's got a recipe with lots of pictures she's following. Showing her this would throw her off at this point....

476 Timmeh  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:13:38pm

Wow! And to think that this guy was once elected governor.
I hadn't realized how crazy he is (or has become).

477 Achilles Tang  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:14:56pm

re: #469 marsl

Happy New Year to all Lizards!!! It's 2010 in Portugal.

Any sign of the changes on Jupiter yet?

478 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:16:01pm

Blue Moon just risen, I'll try to get a pic in a just a bit

Diana Krall

479 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:16:24pm

re: #464 Escaped Hillbilly

These are his good points? re #2. I don't think dairy farmers, peanut farmers, cattle ranchers or anyone else needs my money to do their job. re #3. It is already illegal for anyone to prohibit their employees from pressing these charges in court. Having been in both theaters with said civilian employees, nothing prohibited this woman from walking into an MP head shed and saying someone had raped her...which is all it takes to get an investigation going. This is an alleged crime which she allegedly was too pressured to report to appropriate authorities. She allegedly told her employers (they deny it) and they allegedly did not pursue it. They were wrong (if guilty) but existing laws already cover it. This is an easy political gambit intended to make the current administration look bad and Franken look sympathetic. Meaningless drivel. Which makes #4 look pretty pathetic since it apparantly is only #3 rehashed. So, 1 point for Sen Franken.

Sorry you feel that way. Finding out a little bit more about the dairy bill, I found this.

This rule implements the new Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Payment (DELAP) program. ... The payments provided by the DELAP program are intended to offset a portion of the dairy producers' losses resulting from milk prices that were far below production costs.

I don't see anything wrong with that.

As to the contractors, the whole idea of mercenaries has never sat well with me anyway. They seem to be more trouble than what they're worth. I don't know the specifics of this case, but the video of Franken in #426 shows this woman has been fighting for 4 years to bring her allegations of gang rape to court.

480 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:16:34pm

Also here's the Worldclock if you want to follow the dateline

[Link: www.timeanddate.com...]

481 Achilles Tang  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:16:51pm

re: #478 Thanos

Blue Moon just risen, I'll try to get a pic in a just a bit

Diana Krall


[Video]

Make sure you use the blue filter, just so we know it was special.

482 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:17:24pm

What about this. He hasn't been caught with his pants down, his naughty bits hanging out or where they otherwise shouldn't be. That's got to account for something.

483 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:17:30pm

re: #475 Thanos

I'm sure it'll be delicious and if it's not I'm sure you can fake it. It's beef and shrooms, what could go wrong?

484 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:18:00pm

re: #472 Gus 802

You have a good head on your shoulders. But I don't decide what I like based on anyone else's. So Norm Coleman does not enter into it. I still don't see it as proof of Sen Franken's competency. But for you, I'll give him 2 whole points!

485 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:18:10pm

re: #481 Naso Tang

Make sure you use the blue filter, just so we know it was special.

I keep meaning to get some filters, but haven't got to it yet

486 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:18:29pm

re: #472 Gus 802

I'm pretty confident that Norm Coleman would have supported the continuation of dairy subsidies and had done so during his tenure. He probably would have supported funding for NCLB programs.

I need to go over and see who voted for the dairy bill. You suppose we'll find some Republican names?

487 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:19:10pm

01 01 20 10re: #486 marjoriemoon

I need to go over and see who voted for the dairy bill. You suppose we'll find some Republican names?

Maybe. Depends on if they're from a dairy state?

488 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:19:14pm

re: #477 Naso Tang

Any sign of the changes on Jupiter yet?

Jupiter is going to change?

489 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:19:30pm

OK Lizards..I'm almost done compiling the 2010 headlines we'd like to see..
I'll publish it New Years day...There is some very funny stuff. Ironic Headlines and serious stuff...Come on folks...post some stuff for the list tonight...
I had only one..
Tiger Woods and Octomom sighted in New York City Nightclub..

490 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:19:33pm

re: #487 Gus 802

01 01 20 10

Maybe. Depends on if they're from a dairy state?

Oops. Was messing around with some numbers there.

491 Achilles Tang  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:20:20pm

re: #485 Thanos

I keep meaning to get some filters, but haven't got to it yet

Actually, now that I think about that really clever quip of mine, does a blue filter filter out or in the blue?

I'm not a photo buff, obviously.

492 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:20:38pm

re: #484 Escaped Hillbilly

You have a good head on your shoulders. But I don't decide what I like based on anyone else's. So Norm Coleman does not enter into it. I still don't see it as proof of Sen Franken's competency. But for you, I'll give him 2 whole points!

That works. I don't expect us to have one party rules and there will always be opposing ideas, ideologies and political parties.

493 Achilles Tang  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:21:01pm

re: #488 marsl

Jupiter is going to change?

You never saw 2010, the movie? You must be a young one.

494 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:21:39pm

re: #462 Thanos

I do not think they are easy! I'm sure they will be fantastic. Happy New Year!

495 Achilles Tang  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:22:50pm

Happy New Year all. I do actually have someplace to go tonight.

496 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:23:41pm

re: #479 marjoriemoon
You don't have to check his video, the story has been featured in the Army Times and Stars and STripes. Again, alleged crime. And all she had to do was report it to the proper authorities, which she eventually did. How is a new law going to change anything? Rape has been illegal for a long time. Preventing someone from going to the police has been illegal for a long time. KBR did not rape her. Some of it's employees allegedly did. And the guy who cleaned our toilets was not a "mercenary". Most of those guys are just working stiffs trying to pay their bills and willing to do it in an environment that is decidely inhospitable. Please stop characterizing them this way.

497 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:24:52pm

re: #493 Naso Tang

Never saw it. I'm 35 years-old....

498 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:25:01pm

OK, strange question but how can someone with zero comments have dinging capability? I thought that rule changed and required a minimum of 50 comments.

499 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:25:50pm

re: #495 Naso Tang

Happy New Year all. I do actually have someplace to go tonight.

Be careful.

500 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:26:02pm

re: #498 Gus 802

OK, strange question but how can someone with zero comments have dinging capability? I thought that rule changed and required a minimum of 50 comments.

I also thought it changed - a min 50 comments required to ding.

501 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:26:24pm

re: #491 Naso Tang

Actually, now that I think about that really clever quip of mine, does a blue filter filter out or in the blue?

I'm not a photo buff, obviously.

Me neither I was going to read a book or ask at the photography store. Generally I"m just an amateur. I did get a real book about how to take photos from my daughter for Xmas, so I will be reading it.

502 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:26:32pm

re: #498 Gus 802

OK, strange question but how can someone with zero comments have dinging capability? I thought that rule changed and required a minimum of 50 comments.

Where?

503 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:27:48pm

re: #502 MandyManners

Where?

Nickname: eastwald

504 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:29:42pm

re: #503 Gus 802

Nickname: eastwald

zero comments.
Is this person dinging?

505 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:30:13pm

re: #504 reine.de.tout

zero comments.
Is this person dinging?

He was.

506 Timmeh  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:30:44pm

Is Jesse Ventura a 9/11 Truther?

507 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:31:11pm

re: #505 Gus 802

Up or Down?
Might have registered before the rule changed....

Happy New Year, Lizards!

508 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:31:46pm

re: #506 Timmeh

Is Jesse Ventura a 9/11 Truther?


Yeah. Not full bore, but troofer nonetheless

509 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:31:49pm

re: #507 Floral Giraffe

Up or Down?
Might have registered before the rule changed...

Happy New Year, Lizards!

Probably.

Up and down dings.

510 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:31:58pm

Finally watched the video of this thread (didn't want to watch it at work for fear that someone might actually catch me watching that tripe). Ghost Lab is more convincing than this "tv show" and Ghost Lab has been proven to be a fraud.

511 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:32:18pm

Wheeee! I just got a kiss and a hug for lighting off the brandy in the peppercorn sauce...

512 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:34:30pm

re: #506 Timmeh

Is Jesse Ventura a 9/11 Truther?

I caught a snippet of his "black box" Conspiracy Theory episode.

I didn't see the whole thing so I don't know if he qualifies as a 9/11 Truther, but he's really suspicious that we haven't been given the full story. Seems to think there is a conspiracy afoot to keep the black boxes away from us.

The part I saw - he was interviewing someone who said he was an aviation investigator, and he had NEVER been to an accident scene where the black boxes could not be recovered. Maybe HE hasn't; but I think there are plenty of airplane accidents where the black boxes aren't recovered.

Ventura is seriously creepily deranged.

513 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:34:33pm

re: #496 Escaped Hillbilly

You don't have to check his video, the story has been featured in the Army Times and Stars and STripes. Again, alleged crime. And all she had to do was report it to the proper authorities, which she eventually did. How is a new law going to change anything? Rape has been illegal for a long time. Preventing someone from going to the police has been illegal for a long time. KBR did not rape her. Some of it's employees allegedly did. And the guy who cleaned our toilets was not a "mercenary". Most of those guys are just working stiffs trying to pay their bills and willing to do it in an environment that is decidely inhospitable. Please stop characterizing them this way.

Wow. So she made the whole thing up. The rape and the fact that she wasn't allowed to prosecute it. That's what you think?

The woman was gang raped by Halliburton employees and locked in a shipping crate to prevent her from immediately reporting it. It occurred outside of US criminal jurisdiction, Iraq, even while working for an American company. Her employment contract, what Franken and others were fighting against, prevented her from a PUBLIC trial, only to be settled in private arbitration where Halliburton has the favor.

Even if you think this woman is a liar, these stipulations in an employment contract are despicable (possibly unconstitutional) and should not be the practice of any American run corporation. Oh yea, it's Halliburton.

514 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:34:45pm

re: #506 Timmeh

Yes, he is.

515 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:34:45pm

Fail Video Game Bin Laden VS USA Hand Held Toy Review by Mike Mozart of JeepersMedia

516 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:35:30pm

re: #509 Gus 802

Probably.

Up and down dings.

No - once the rule went into effect, it affected everyone.
Poster "blueherron" registered before the rule, was able to ding before the rule, then could not ding after the rule until he/she had 50 posts, iirc.

517 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:36:58pm

re: #516 reine.de.tout

No - once the rule went into effect, it affected everyone.
Poster "blueherron" registered before the rule, was able to ding before the rule, then could not ding after the rule until he/she had 50 posts, iirc.

Hmm, OK. Very strange then.

518 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:37:20pm

re: #512 reine.de.tout

I caught a snippet of his "black box" Conspiracy Theory episode.

I didn't see the whole thing so I don't know if he qualifies as a 9/11 Truther, but he's really suspicious that we haven't been given the full story. Seems to think there is a conspiracy afoot to keep the black boxes away from us.

The part I saw - he was interviewing someone who said he was an aviation investigator, and he had NEVER been to an accident scene where the black boxes could not be recovered. Maybe HE hasn't; but I think there are plenty of airplane accidents where the black boxes aren't recovered.

Ventura is seriously creepily deranged.

Let me finish this explanation - Ventura seemed to think that the 9/11 hijackers were in the cockpits BEFORE the planes took off, and that authorities knew it BEFORE the planes took off, and the black boxes are supposed to "prove" this, so the gov't has claimed the black boxes were never found when they really were found.

A whole new conspiracy from others I've heard.

519 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:37:38pm

re: #508 Thanos

Yeah. Not full bore, but troofer nonetheless

After watching his interview with Jay Crawford of ESPN first take I'd say yes..When Jesse started talking 911..Jay's eyes went wide...The look of we have a crazy man on set...
He was pimping truthers on a sports show...The blog went dead silent..Then just blew up...Dude is crazy...

520 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:37:53pm

re: #517 Gus 802

If it's an out of control dinger, you could report it to Charles.

521 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:38:07pm

re: #517 Gus 802

Ask Great Lizard King about this situation.

522 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:38:42pm

re: #359 rurality

Agreed. Al Franken is a jackass.

Seeking fame, recognition and ego gratification in hollywood, politics or the media are all similar in their appeals to vanity.

The politicians are especially hypocritical as they present themself as public-servents and conceal their self interest in rhetoric as they try to build a personality cult around themselves.

At least with the actors the vanity is out in the open and honest.

523 abolitionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:39:13pm

re: #506 Timmeh

Is Jesse Ventura a 9/11 Truther?

Big time.

524 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:39:46pm

re: #520 Floral Giraffe

If it's an out of control dinger, you could report it to Charles.

re: #521 marsl

Ask Great Lizard King about this situation.

OK, maybe later. Getting ready to head out the door to resupply on consumables.

525 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:40:54pm

Acadian Driftwood

526 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:41:03pm

I'm out the door. Ya'll have a glorious, happy and healthy new year :)

527 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:41:03pm

Fireworks from Sydney

[Link: www.npr.org...]

528 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:41:08pm

re: #522 Bagua

Agreed. Al Franken is a jackass.

Seeking fame, recognition and ego gratification in hollywood, politics or the media are all similar in their appeals to vanity.

The politicians are especially hypocritical as they present themself as public-servents and conceal their self interest in rhetoric as they try to build a personality cult around themselves.

At least with the actors the vanity is out in the open and honest.

I've worked with politicians, and I agree that very often the ego thing is very similar in politicians as it is in actors.

However, take a look at this video posted earlier, if you will. I was impressed with how well Franken handled this situation with a woman questioning him, the woman was wearing a tea-party t-shirt. He did an excellent job, imo. And spent quite a bit of time.

re: #415 Jaerik

I found this to be an admirable way of interacting with constituents, even those he disagrees with. Certainly better than Senators on either side of the debate have been caught doing.

529 Escaped Hillbilly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:43:31pm

re: #513 marjoriemoon
Woah! I never said she made the whole thing up! I said the whole thing is still just alleged in that it has not gone to court yet. AND I stipulated the men who improperly handled it, if they did, were wrong. I will go further and say, if what she alleges is found to be true, they should be severely punished. But no NEW law is required. Oh, and our laws DO apply to the Halliburton employees because the are 1) American citizens, 2) violating local law 3) violating General Order No. 1 which applies to contractors, employees, and military and 4) the alleged crimes took place on a military installation, even if located in a foreign country. So again no NEW law is required but rather, enforcement of existing laws. Also, Federal authorities have already ruled that part of the contract wihich required arbitration could not be enforced because it violates labor laws.

530 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:43:31pm

نفق الماو نفق

531 Boondock St. Bender  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:44:44pm

re: #506 Timmeh

I think jesse is for whatever makes him some cash....

532 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:48:19pm

Back later... Happy New Year!

533 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:48:36pm

If you refresh & look at the top of the page, the tree is gone & we've got a party hat & a drink! Very cute!

534 Wishbone  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:49:20pm

This is all just far too serious for me right now, so I'm gonna forego reading any of it.......

I will, however, stay long enough to wish any who care to hear it a happy new year and all the best for 2010.........

........ Before I start on the Black label, 'cos the John Daniels is all gone........

Have a good one, you lot!

535 Charles Johnson  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:49:27pm

re: #516 reine.de.tout

No - once the rule went into effect, it affected everyone.
Poster "blueherron" registered before the rule, was able to ding before the rule, then could not ding after the rule until he/she had 50 posts, iirc.

I took out that restriction a few days ago -- forgot to mention it.

536 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:49:49pm

re: #530 MandyManners

In English, please....

537 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:51:07pm

re: #536 marsl

In English, please...

I typed in "chunnel" in the Google Earth search box and that showed up on the map over the tunnel's entry point in Folkstone.

538 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:51:56pm

re: #528 reine.de.tout

My perception of Al Franken is more a distaste for his personality and demeanor and is no doubt influenced by the way he acquired his office, its significance in creating the 60 votes, and his personification of a snarky leftist media elite.

If he was a Republican I'd probably like him for all the same reasons. Go figure.

539 Mocking Jay  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:53:04pm

re: #538 Bagua

Dinged for honesty.

540 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:53:29pm

re: #537 MandyManners

Putting that in the Google Online Translator, it gives me "bad tunnel"...

541 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:54:04pm

rollicking swamp music....Ophelia

542 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:56:12pm

re: #540 marsl

Putting that in the Google Online Translator, it gives me "bad tunnel"...

I got some strange script--Arabic or Farsi--when I searched for Area 51 a few weeks ago.

543 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:58:37pm

re: #542 MandyManners

Have you ever tryed to write 51 in arabic?

544 mr.JA  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:58:56pm

From the village where the 'Bilderberg' actually is (Oosterbeek, The Netherlands) I wish all lizards a happy New Year! It's already 2010 here, hope your change to the next year will be as nice, booze-loaden as here ;)
Cheers!!

545 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:00:09pm

re: #542 MandyManners

I got some strange script--Arabic or Farsi--when I searched for Area 51 a few weeks ago.

Check the default languages in your browser.

546 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:00:23pm

re: #541 albusteve

rollicking swamp music...Ophelia



Swamp Ghost


-Gatemouth Brown - American Music Texas Style
547 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:02:45pm

re: #544 mr.JA

From the village where the 'Bilderberg' actually is (Oosterbeek, The Netherlands) I wish all lizards a happy New Year! It's already 2010 here, hope your change to the next year will be as nice, booze-loaden as here ;)
Cheers!!

Ha! I knew the Dutch were somehow implicated, I just can't find any actual evidence.

Happy New Year and best wishes from the wrong side of the pond.

548 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:02:58pm

re: #543 marsl

Have you ever tryed to write 51 in arabic?

Dickhead was fluent in it and Farsi.

549 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:03:12pm

re: #545 Alouette

Check the default languages in your browser.

How?

550 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:05:15pm

re: #542 MandyManners

I got some strange script--Arabic or Farsi--when I searched for Area 51 a few weeks ago.

Don´t worry. It was probably some jiahdi who wrote it, after seeing those UFO's and advanced prototypes of aircraft/weapons systems based in there. It means "we are so screwed" in arabic.

551 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:06:08pm

re: #548 MandyManners

Dickhead was fluent in it and Farsi.

How to write 51 in arabic: 51

552 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:07:21pm

re: #548 MandyManners

Your ex-husband speaks farsi and arabic? What he was, CIA agent?

553 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:08:02pm

Almost forgot..... sit your teenagers down and make them watch this before they pick up the keys tonight. (have to click).

554 mr.JA  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:09:22pm

re: #547 Bagua

Ha! I knew the Dutch were somehow implicated, I just can't find any actual evidence.

Happy New Year and best wishes from the wrong side of the pond.

It's just a hotel in our village, some of my friends used to work there as waiters... I only found out later that 'Bilderberg' had some other meanings as well. It's a really nice and quiet up there, completely hidden in the forest.

Anyway, I'm off to bed now. Nightnight.

555 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:10:52pm

re: #549 MandyManners

How?

N Firefox: Tools/Options/Content/Languages
In IE: Tools/Internet Options/General/Languages

556 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:11:20pm

re: #538 Bagua

My perception of Al Franken is more a distaste for his personality and demeanor and is no doubt influenced by the way he acquired his office, its significance in creating the 60 votes, and his personification of a snarky leftist media elite.

If he was a Republican I'd probably like him for all the same reasons. Go figure.

I stated earlier - I found in his former life, he was as harsh as Ann Coulter, who I also do not like, in part for that reason.

But I was very very impressed with his demeanor in that video. I also stated earlier - I've worked with politicians, and it's rare to see one being so open and forthcoming.

557 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:11:59pm

re: #554 mr.JA

Yes I know, named after the hotel. Sounds like a lovely place, I've mostly just spent time in Amsterdam, and have often thought of seeing a bit of the country side.

Good night.

558 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:11:59pm

re: #552 marsl

Your ex-husband speaks farsi and arabic? What he was, CIA agent?

Special Forces.

559 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:12:11pm

re: #555 Alouette

N Firefox: Tools/Options/Content/Languages
In IE: Tools/Internet Options/General/Languages

Lemme' look.

560 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:12:54pm

re: #546 Bagua


Swamp Ghost

[Video]
-Gatemouth Brown - American Music Texas Style

different, lazy...I liked it plenty (not much comes outa Texas I don't like)

561 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:14:12pm

re: #555 Alouette

N Firefox: Tools/Options/Content/Languages
In IE: Tools/Internet Options/General/Languages

English is the only language listed.

562 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:17:45pm

Dateline June 13th 2010 (AP)
James Cameron, Director of Avatar, Was pulled over For possible DUI in Malibu at 3am...
Caught on Cop-Can screaming that Blue people were the root of all Man's problems...Mr. Cameron's press office quickly released a statement about his love of Blue people...
*Arrest picture goes viral*
* CNN Poll : What do you think of blue people? Vote Here.*

563 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:17:54pm

re: #556 reine.de.tout

Yea, the jerk will probably turn out to be a good Senator in some ways, just puts salt in the wound.

Hopefully the 60 stitch up will be broken in the next election and we can go back to enjoying the circus in the Senate. Right now it is battle-stations as they are so destructive and dangerous.

564 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:18:02pm

re: #369 WindUpBird

Bruce Campbell.

That would be awesome. :)

565 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:18:32pm

Lets go Hokies! Clap Clap ClapClapClap
Lets go Hokies! Clap Clap ClapClapClap

566 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:20:15pm

re: #565 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Hokies? Ho-Ho's and cookies?

My new years resolution is to lay off the cake.

567 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:22:28pm

Anybody hear Jesse Ventura have his ass handed to him verbally by Jim Norton (a comedian) on the "Opie and Anthony" radio show? Was flipping fantastic.

I mean, Norton's a little guy too. Funny as hell, too! Climbed Jesse like a tree.

568 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:23:14pm

re: #566 Bagua

More cake for me. You can have my T-bone...

569 abolitionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:24:02pm

re: #566 Bagua

Hokies? Ho-Ho's and cookies?

My new years resolution is to lay off the cake.

Virginia Tech = Hokies

570 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:24:19pm

face morph...Mickey O'Rourke

571 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:24:21pm

re: #562 HoosierHoops

I read that three times before I noticed the date. Heh.

572 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:27:30pm

re: #567 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

It's linked up above....

573 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:28:20pm

re: #571 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I read that three times before I noticed the date. Heh.

I'm publishing the top 2010 headlines we would like to see on New Years day...
We've got some good stuff over the last week...

574 solomonpanting  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:29:16pm

re: #562 HoosierHoops

Dateline June 13th 2010 (AP)
James Cameron, Director of Avatar, Was pulled over For possible DUI in Malibu at 3am...
Caught on Cop-Can screaming that Blue people were the root of all Man's problems...Mr. Cameron's press office quickly released a statement about his love of Blue people...
*Arrest picture goes viral*
* CNN Poll : What do you think of blue people? Vote Here.*

Mr. Cameron told the arresting officer

"Funny, you don't look Bluish."
575 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:29:22pm

re: #530 MandyManners

نفق الماو نفق

A Tunnel?

576 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:30:23pm

re: #572 Floral Giraffe

Dang it! I even searched for Jim's name before I mentioned it.

Well... it was cool.

577 prairiefire  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:30:35pm

re: #570 albusteve

Fascinating.

Feast from the freezer tonight sucked!

578 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:31:10pm

re: #574 solomonpanting

That's comedy.

579 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:32:53pm

re: #112 Killgore Trout

My favorite Jesse Ventura moment...
Jesse Ventura Walks Off The Opie & Anthony Show!

[Video]

NSFW language

Well, I was close. Happy New Year, Veggie!

580 enigma3535  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:33:29pm

Gus 802 post # 53:

Frankly, I do not know for certain ... but, it would appear that appearing to be crazy [conspiracy wise] generates a lot of $s through the selling of advertisements to the eyes and ears of a material minority of this country.

Slumbering Behemoth post # 58:

I disagree. Riding with "Jones" [in this case, allowing him to pontificate on a show with the name "Conspiracy Theory"] may be the height of smart promotion [ethical for someone who postures himself as a statesman ... not so much].

RexMundi post # 316:

For the most part, I believe that it is a means to get a paycheck ... condsidering what Beck and [especially] Limbaugh are worth, a rather impressive "paycheck" indeed.

581 laZardo  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:35:33pm

re: #489 HoosierHoops

OK Lizards..I'm almost done compiling the 2010 headlines we'd like to see..
I'll publish it New Years day...There is some very funny stuff. Ironic Headlines and serious stuff...Come on folks...post some stuff for the list tonight...
I had only one..
Tiger Woods and Octomom sighted in New York City Nightclub..

Pakistan Detonates Nuke. Declares Plan to Lure In Al-Qaeda to Empty Frontier Base a Success.

582 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:36:43pm

Here's some Andy Statman for New Year's Eve. Enjoy.

583 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:37:06pm

re: #580 enigma3535

I, for one, firmly believe that Limbaugh, Beck and Ventura actually believe the nonsense they say.

584 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:43:31pm

re: #530 MandyManners

نفق الماو نفق

That's it, Pont De L'Almo Tunnel in Paris where Lady Di met her fate, a site with conspiracy theories about Area51 might have some on the tunnel as well, killed by MI5 and such.

585 Digital Display  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:46:21pm

re: #581 laZardo

Pakistan Detonates Nuke. Declares Plan to Lure In Al-Qaeda to Empty Frontier Base a Success.


(AP) dateline 2010

China buys the NBA..
Offer for GM stocks to the deal rejected...

586 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:46:47pm

re: #575 Bagua

A Tunnel?

The entrance to the chunnel in Kent.

587 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:47:46pm

re: #584 Bagua

That's it, Pont De L'Almo Tunnel in Paris where Lady Di met her fate, a site with conspiracy theories about Area51 might have some on the tunnel as well, killed by MI5 and such.

Huh?

588 laZardo  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:47:52pm

re: #562 HoosierHoops

Condemnation of former Candidate McKinney's Extremist Views helps keeps Greens in lead for 2010 Midterms

589 solomonpanting  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:48:30pm

re: #584 Bagua

That's it, Pont De L'Almo Tunnel in Paris where Lady Di met her fate

I, for one, will never forget that day. I learned a new word. I learned that chauffeur is French for drunk driver.

590 laZardo  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:49:36pm

re: #585 HoosierHoops

(AP) dateline 2010

China buys the NBA..

...Yao Ming to remain NBA's public relations face.

591 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:49:47pm

re: #589 solomonpanting

Your french sucks.... have you noticed that?

592 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:53:18pm

re: #587 MandyManners

Huh?

The words in Arabic you posted read "A tunnel, Almao tunnel"

You got the words searching for information on Area51. Sites with conspiracy theories on Area51 may also have stuff on the tunnel named L'Alma where Diana's car crashed in Paris.

It all fits. Conspiracy theories about that event are especially popular in the Arabic world with the narrative that MI5 would not let the mother of the future King marry an Arab.

593 laZardo  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:54:24pm

re: #592 Bagua

The words in Arabic you posted read "A tunnel, Almao tunnel"

You got the words searching for information on Area51. Sites with conspiracy theories on Area51 may also have stuff on the tunnel named L'Alma where Diana's car crashed in Paris.

It all fits. Conspiracy theories about that event are especially popular in the Arabic world with the narrative that MI5 would not let the mother of the future King marry an Arab.

There is a James Bond...and he was driving the Fiat Uno that spun Diana's limo into that wall.

/

594 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:55:06pm

re: #592 Bagua

The words in Arabic you posted read "A tunnel, Almao tunnel"

You got the words searching for information on Area51. Sites with conspiracy theories on Area51 may also have stuff on the tunnel named L'Alma where Diana's car crashed in Paris.

It all fits. Conspiracy theories about that event are especially popular in the Arabic world with the narrative that MI5 would not let the mother of the future King marry an Arab.

My Google map search for Area 51 was a few weeks ago. I got the Arabic scrpit above today when I searched for "chunnel".

595 solomonpanting  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:55:27pm

re: #591 marsl

Your french sucks... have you noticed that?

Qu'as-tu dit?

596 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:56:29pm

re: #592 Bagua

The words in Arabic you posted read "A tunnel, Almao tunnel"

You got the words searching for information on Area51. Sites with conspiracy theories on Area51 may also have stuff on the tunnel named L'Alma where Diana's car crashed in Paris.

It all fits. Conspiracy theories about that event are especially popular in the Arabic world with the narrative that MI5 would not let the mother of the future King marry an Arab.

Isn't Dodi's daddy a believer in that theory?

597 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:01:12pm

re: #595 solomonpanting

Qu'as-tu dit?

J'ai dit "votre français est très mauvais". Or something like that.

598 solomonpanting  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:03:20pm

Merci beaucoup, mon petit chou.

599 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:06:10pm

re: #597 marsl

J'ai dit "votre français est très mauvais". Or something like that.

Someday monkey play piano song, piano song.

600 enigma3535  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:06:59pm

re: #583 Varek Raith

I struggle with believing anyone that can consistently generate the content they do [books, radio and TV], believes everything they convey ... some maybe ... but the fringe-lunatic stuff almost has to be [IHMO] pandering to their target audience.

601 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:09:39pm

re: #243 MandyManners

He's busy making money as a morning radio DJ.re: #489 HoosierHoops

New York Knicks win World Championship. No one notices.

602 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:10:08pm

re: #594 MandyManners

My Google map search for Area 51 was a few weeks ago. I got the Arabic scrpit above today when I searched for "chunnel".

If one were to take the Chunnel and visit Paris, it would be only natural to visit Bateaux Moches on Pont de l'Alma and have lunch on one of those lovely tour boats.

Alternatively one would have to drive through l'Alma tunnel on the way to the Chunnel from certain neighborhoods in Paris.

It's all connected.

603 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:10:09pm

re: #599 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Someday monkey play piano song, piano song.

Or that. I just hate french language.

604 marsl  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:11:45pm

re: #601 oaktree


New York Knicks win World Championship. No one notices.

You are no a Knicks fan. Me either.

605 Fenris  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:14:50pm

I think capitalizing one one's own crazy only worked for Gary Busey.

606 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:15:39pm

re: #602 Bagua

If one were to take the Chunnel and visit Paris, it would be only natural to visit Bateaux Moches on Pont de l'Alma and have lunch on one of those lovely tour boats.

Alternatively one would have to drive through l'Alma tunnel on the way to the Chunnel from certain neighborhoods in Paris.

It's all connected.

Is that why black helicopters are hovering in the distance?

607 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:16:41pm

re: #592 Bagua

The words in Arabic you posted read "A tunnel, Almao tunnel"

You got the words searching for information on Area51. Sites with conspiracy theories on Area51 may also have stuff on the tunnel named L'Alma where Diana's car crashed in Paris.

It all fits. Conspiracy theories about that event are especially popular in the Arabic world with the narrative that MI5 would not let the mother of the future King marry an Arab.

Absolutely insane. Then again, if Diana had been dating a Jew, I might have some creepy crawly suspicions in the back of my mind...

608 Timmeh  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:17:10pm

Thanks to everyone who answered my question!

And Happy New Year!

609 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:18:44pm

re: #603 marsl

Or that. I just hate french language.

I studied it for five years in school. I am still close to unable to speak it, although I did once convince a woman in Calais that I was German.

I think the problem is that there's not so much I want to READ in French.

610 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:19:29pm

re: #606 MandyManners

Is that why black helicopters are hovering in the distance?

Exactly, and no doubt they are sent by the Bilderbergs. It's all quite dastardly.

611 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:21:52pm

re: #607 SanFranciscoZionist

Absolutely insane. Then again, if Diana had been dating a Jew, I might have some creepy crawly suspicions in the back of my mind...

Yes, good conspiracy theories always point in the direction of insanity it seems. It comes with the territory.

612 Lidane  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:29:12pm

I couldn't watch the clip. Bad form, I know, but I just can't listen to anything that involves Alex Jones.

He's enough of an annoyance for me here in Austin, with a bunch of 9/11 Truther idiots and Ron Paul types plastering his paranoid bumper stickers all over their cars, not to mention his presence on talk radio and public access TV. I think if I had to listen to him, I'd lose my New Year's Eve good mood, and nothing is worth that.

Happy New Year's, everyone! Hope you all have a good, safe time wherever you are, and that 2010 is a great year for you. :)

613 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:31:02pm

re: #610 Bagua

Exactly, and no doubt they are sent by the Bilderbergs. It's all quite dastardly.

HELP ME, ALEX JONES!

614 ryannon  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:49:47pm

re: #589 solomonpanting

I, for one, will never forget that day. I learned a new word. I learned that chauffeur is French for drunk driver.

It'sChauffard, not chauffeur. And not necessarily inebriated.

615 UncleSam  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:00:54pm

Has anyone else seen Sherlock Holmes?

The nefarious conspiracy in that was more plausible.

616 JG2K7  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:22:46pm

Whatcha gonna do, brother, when Jesse's roid damaged brain runs wild on YOU, dude?


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