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1 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:36:07am

Happy Birthday, USA!!!

2 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:37:15am

and to you as well Charles, and be careful with those sparklers!

3 Charles Johnson  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:37:26am

Looks like Robert Stacy McCain wrote another 3000-word post attacking me and defending Josh Trevino for lying about me on Twitter. Which is always fun!

Of course, McCain sees nothing wrong with writing for Brussels Journal.

4 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:47:55am

Hapyy July 4th to the Lizard family and friends. Hmm. And to everyone else too.

5 cliffster  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:51:16am

Happy 4th everybody. Remember the reason for the season and take a long look at the stars and stripes when you see them.

Special happy 4th to you Charles. Thanks for the nifty site.

6 researchok  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:53:07am

re: #3 Charles

Looks like Robert Stacy McCain wrote another 3000-word post attacking me and defending Josh Trevino for lying about me on Twitter. Which is always fun!

Of course, McCain sees nothing wrong with writing for Brussels Journal.

What a pity this day is desecrated by bigots and fools.

7 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:54:49am

Happy 4th of July Independence day. Charles thanks for providing such a great place for independent thought, people and attitudes.

8 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:55:08am

re: #6 researchok

What a pity this day is desecrated by bigots and fools.

I don’t agree. It’s a pity that there are bigots and fools… not a pity that this day represents their freedom to be bigots and fools. And our freedom to call them bigots and fools. IMO.

9 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:55:24am

Google has some sort of Rube Goldberg type contraption to unfurl the flag. Gee. All of that trouble just to fly a flag. Dogpile might not have a flag but they have its Arfie and girlfriend watching fireworks with a Happy July 4th message. Interesting.

10 Charles Johnson  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:58:32am

McCain’s post is a textbook example of his debased intellectual dishonesty. For the record, this is what Joshua Trevino posted on Twitter:

I’ve been blogging so long, I remember when Charles Johnson declared that Palestinians ate human remains.

Followed with this:

Sad truth: Charles Johnson (@lizardoid) did, in fact, go on once about a Palestinian “swarm” at which human blood was licked up.

Both of these statements are pure and simple, outrageously brazen LIES. I have never written anything like this at LGF. (However, one of their heros, Pamela Geller, HAS written this kind of thing many times.)

So for defending myself against an outright lie, posted on Twitter by a contributor to a European fascist website, RS McCain declares I’m “smearing” Trevino. Classic turnspeak.

And of course, the hurr hurr chorus immediately retweeted it a dozen times.

11 boxhead  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:01:00am

Happy Happy Birthday to USA, Happy Birthday to USA….

12 HoosierHoops  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:03:31am

re: #11 boxhead

Happy Happy Birthday to USA, Happy Birthday to USA…

You know if you can find a link to Megan Fox singing that.. I’m all in…
/

13 What, me worry?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:04:18am

re: #10 Charles

Outright lie. I’d like to see him link a quote of yours here. There are none.

14 brookly red  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:04:44am

Just a quick in & out to wish all the best for a great 4th.

15 boxhead  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:08:17am

re: #12 HoosierHoops

You know if you can find a link to Megan Fox singing that.. I’m all in…
/

lol….. Hope all yall Lizards have fun today.

16 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:10:29am

re: #10 Charles

McCain’s post is a textbook example of his debased intellectual dishonesty. For the record, this is what Joshua Trevino posted on Twitter:

Both of these statements are pure and simple, outrageously brazen LIES. I have never written anything like this at LGF. (However, one of their heros, Pamela Geller, HAS written this kind of thing many times.)

So for defending myself against an outright lie, posted on Twitter by a contributor to a European fascist website, RS McCain declares I’m “smearing” Trevino. Classic turnspeak.

And of course, the hurr hurr chorus immediately retweeted it a dozen times.

And Hugh F. at JW has written something like that… interestingly attached to a entry by Robert S. which quotes a thread topic at LGF…

This is the thread the JW entry quotes in full…

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

And further down in the JW thread, HF mentions incidents of licking blood…

These fools can’t even get slander correct.

17 researchok  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:11:50am

re: #10 Charles

I have no high expectations of them. After all, they are what they are and they have authored their own identities.

What is fascinating to me is the depths to which they will plumb so as to maintain and enhance those dysfunctional identities.

18 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:14:50am

Hmm… “1776” about to come on TCM. Kitt sings…

19 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:19:41am

I’ll be out taking pictures of the fireworks show tonight at a BBQ. Kind of curious what exposures folks use, it’s been a decade since I did that. Any other photg’s in the house?

20 Tigger2005  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:23:18am

re: #10 Charles

McCain’s post is a textbook example of his debased intellectual dishonesty. For the record, this is what Joshua Trevino posted on Twitter:

Both of these statements are pure and simple, outrageously brazen LIES. I have never written anything like this at LGF. (However, one of their heros, Pamela Geller, HAS written this kind of thing many times.)

So for defending myself against an outright lie, posted on Twitter by a contributor to a European fascist website, RS McCain declares I’m “smearing” Trevino. Classic turnspeak.

And of course, the hurr hurr chorus immediately retweeted it a dozen times.

I’ve reviewed several of the earliest LGF car swarm postings, and while Charles’ comments on them can by no means be described as politically correct (LOL) he never accuses the Palestinians of blood-drinking or cannibalism:

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

Even this comment can’t be construed as making such an accusation:

“The long-overdue execution of the Pediatrician of Death, Abdel Aziz Rantisi, resulted in one of the most extravagant car swarms ever, as a screaming Palestinian mob climbed over the wreckage, pulling out body parts and dipping their hands in the blood.”

21 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:23:33am

re: #19 Rightwingconspirator
I am not expert on exposures. But I have been told a long exposure makes for a very interesting picture. If it comes out correctly it looks as though you caught the entire life of the firework.

22 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:24:10am

Joey Chestnut wins fourth straight Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest; Takeru Kobayashi taken into custody

[Link: sports.espn.go.com…]

NEW YORK — Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has held on to his title at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at New York’s Coney Island, but one of his biggest rivals tried to crash the celebration and has been taken into custody.

Chestnut chomped down on 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes on Sunday to win the annual Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest for the fourth year in a row.

Watching from the crowd was six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi who has not signed a contract with Major League Eating to be free to compete in contests sanctioned by other groups.

But Kobayashi went on stage after the competition. Police officers grabbed him, and he tried to hold onto police barricades as they took him into custody.

23 HoosierHoops  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:26:06am

re: #19 Rightwingconspirator

I’ll be out taking pictures of the fireworks show tonight at a BBQ. Kind of curious what exposures folks use, it’s been a decade since I did that. Any other photg’s in the house?

I was back in College..I took pictures of everything..I was a huge shutterbug..

24 AmericanParty  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:26:37am

I LOVE AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - American drunken post from China.

25 MandyManners  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:27:24am

re: #10 Charles

McCain’s post is a textbook example of his debased intellectual dishonesty. For the record, this is what Joshua Trevino posted on Twitter:


Both of these statements are pure and simple, outrageously brazen LIES. I have never written anything like this at LGF. (However, one of their heros, Pamela Geller, HAS written this kind of thing many times.)

So for defending myself against an outright lie, posted on Twitter by a contributor to a European fascist website, RS McCain declares I’m “smearing” Trevino. Classic turnspeak.

And of course, the hurr hurr chorus immediately retweeted it a dozen times.

It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you: the one to slander you, and the other to bring the news to you.

Mark Twain

26 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:28:33am

re: #20 Tigger2005


Even this comment can’t be construed as making such an accusation:

“The long-overdue execution of the Pediatrician of Death, Abdel Aziz Rantisi, resulted in one of the most extravagant car swarms ever, as a screaming Palestinian mob climbed over the wreckage, pulling out body parts and dipping their hands in the blood.”

Because it’s factually true.

27 Racer X  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:28:41am

re: #22 Stanley Sea

Joey Chestnut wins fourth straight Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest; Takeru Kobayashi taken into custody

[Link: sports.espn.go.com…]

NEW YORK — Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has held on to his title at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at New York’s Coney Island, but one of his biggest rivals tried to crash the celebration and has been taken into custody.

Chestnut chomped down on 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes on Sunday to win the annual Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest for the fourth year in a row.

Watching from the crowd was six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi who has not signed a contract with Major League Eating to be free to compete in contests sanctioned by other groups.

But Kobayashi went on stage after the competition. Police officers grabbed him, and he tried to hold onto police barricades as they took him into custody.

I love it! Competitive Eating is now turning into WWF. There is only one way to settle this - in the Octagon of Gluttony™! Two men enter - one man heaves!

28 researchok  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:28:48am

re: #20 Tigger2005

The quote you provided an accurate description of events as they occurred.

Speaks volumes.

29 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:29:07am

re: #22 Stanley Sea

Joey Chestnut wins fourth straight Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest; Takeru Kobayashi taken into custody

[Link: sports.espn.go.com…]

NEW YORK — Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has held on to his title at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at New York’s Coney Island, but one of his biggest rivals tried to crash the celebration and has been taken into custody.

Chestnut chomped down on 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes on Sunday to win the annual Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest for the fourth year in a row.

Watching from the crowd was six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi who has not signed a contract with Major League Eating to be free to compete in contests sanctioned by other groups.

But Kobayashi went on stage after the competition. Police officers grabbed him, and he tried to hold onto police barricades as they took him into custody.

What has happened to this country when we have violence breaking out at a food sporting event?

30 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:29:52am

re: #21 PhillyPretzel
re: #23 HoosierHoops
These days its about the sensitivity. The new cameras can be set very sensitive but black sky will get noise, digital “grain”, but uglier by far.
I will certainly use long exposures, I think I’ll bring the laptop and control the camera with that. On film cameras the cable shutter release is a cheap accessory. For the new Canon’s -$160 with timer features. Sheesh. Otherwise its 30 seconds maximum.

31 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:30:43am

re: #29 Walter L. Newton

What has happened to this country when we have violence breaking out at a food sporting event?

I agree. I’m more comfortable with food breaking out at a violent sport event.

32 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:32:03am

Still think Steele’s comments on Afghanistan were a gaffe? Today Brietbart launched a new site: Big Peace.

Here’s a sample….

Thanks to Big Peace, issues of vital importance to our security – including such topics as: the threat posed at home and abroad by the theo-political-legal-military code authoritative Islam calls Shariah; the implications of President Obama’s pursuit of a world without nuclear weapons and the defective New START Treaty meant to advance that dangerous initiative; the menace facing our sovereignty and liberties at the hands of “transnationalists” and their international lawfare; the opportunities for securing our borders and energy supplies; and many more – will made available to millions of Americans in an authoritative, timely and evocative manner.

They are opposing the New World Order and domestic authoritarians. I seriously doubt they’re going to be supportive of any American military engagements while Obama’s in power.

33 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:32:36am

re: #29 Walter L. Newton

What has happened to this country when we have violence breaking out at a food sporting event?

Only in America!! USA!

34 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:33:39am

re: #33 Stanley Sea

Only in America!! USA!

hotdog hooligans!

35 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:34:13am

re: #32 Killgore Trout

Still think Steele’s comments on Afghanistan were a gaffe? Today Brietbart launched a new site: Big Peace.

Here’s a sample…

They are opposing the New World Order and domestic authoritarians. I seriously doubt they’re going to be supportive of any American military engagements while Obama’s in power.

Even William Kristol wrote a scathing article against Steele’s statements… really, if Kristol is getting fed up with this stuff… there is a real problem.

36 webevintage  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:34:16am

Happy Fourth y’all….

BBQ Pork Steaks
My awsome slaw
Baked Beans
and a pretty strawberry tart for desert (ok, call it pie)
We’ll eat and then watch the neighbors shoot off fireworks from the front porch.

The teen is off with some friends this weekend and I assume he will come back missing a fingertip since each time he hangs out with his LARPing group (which he does twice a month) he comes home sick or injured. Last time it was bronchitis he is still on meds for and the time before he twisted his ankle so bad he had to wear a boot and not work for 3 weeks. The total for his LARPing weekends this year have been about $1200ish this year.
I guess this is payback for a relatively healthy and injury free childhood…

37 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:34:30am

re: #33 Stanley Sea

Only in America!! USA!

Meh. It’s still an improvement over violence breaking out at soccer events.

(Hi Stanley!)

38 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:35:24am

re: #36 webevintage

LARPing?

39 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:36:03am

re: #38 Gang of One

LARPing?

Live Action Role Play

40 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:36:55am

re: #37 Aceofwhat?

Meh. It’s still an improvement over violence breaking out at soccer events.

(Hi Stanley!)

Hi Ace! You get up early to watch Federer? I know you did.

41 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:37:33am

re: #10 Charles

McCain’s post is a textbook example of his debased intellectual dishonesty. For the record, this is what Joshua Trevino posted on Twitter:

Both of these statements are pure and simple, outrageously brazen LIES. I have never written anything like this at LGF. (However, one of their heros, Pamela Geller, HAS written this kind of thing many times.)

So for defending myself against an outright lie, posted on Twitter by a contributor to a European fascist website, RS McCain declares I’m “smearing” Trevino. Classic turnspeak.

And of course, the hurr hurr chorus immediately retweeted it a dozen times.

Car swarm used to be regular feature here, and some of the car swarm photos (taken directly from the wire services) showed frenzied people grabbing “souvenirs” but at no time was it ever suggested here that these “souvenirs” were eaten.

42 MandyManners  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:37:40am

re: #32 Killgore Trout

Still think Steele’s comments on Afghanistan were a gaffe? Today Brietbart launched a new site: Big Peace.

Here’s a sample…


They are opposing the New World Order and domestic authoritarians. I seriously doubt they’re going to be supportive of any American military engagements while Obama’s in power.

Fair-weather friends of the military.

43 joe90  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:38:05am

Happy birthday USA and have a great Independence day.
Love, Aotearoa.

44 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:38:08am

John Adams (1776):

I have come to the the conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two useless men are a law firm, and three or more are a Congress…

45 blueraven  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:38:36am

Happy Independence day to all. Wishing you good times, good eats and a safe celebration of America with family and friends.

Ray Charles

46 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:38:47am

re: #40 Stanley Sea

idjit. Nadal.

47 webevintage  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:38:47am

re: #38 Gang of One

LARPing?


Live Action Role Play

Nerd stuff.
They dress up and hit each other with foam swords.

48 MandyManners  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:39:14am

re: #41 Alouette

Car swarm used to be regular feature here, and some of the car swarm photos (taken directly from the wire services) showed frenzied people grabbing “souvenirs” but at no time was it ever suggested here that these “souvenirs” were eaten.

I’m having a vague memory of the treatment of an IDF soldier’s body after he was murdered. I have an impression of a terrorists leaning out a window. I think the building was pale yellow. Beige?

49 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:39:25am

re: #47 webevintage

Live Action Role Play

Nerd stuff.
They dress up and hit each other with foam swords.

I have a feeling that a LARP and a furry convention in the same facility would have issues…

50 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:39:47am

re: #40 Stanley Sea

Hi Ace! You get up early to watch Federer? I know you did.

You mean Nadal;)

Yes. It was a little disappointing, though…Nadal played as well as you’d expect, but it seemed that the moment was too big for Berdych. He didn’t play anywhere near to his capability.

51 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:40:57am

4th of July menu at the Babushka’s place:

Grilled London Broil
Corn on the Cob
Tossed Salad
Fabulous Fruit Tart

52 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:43:30am

re: #39 Aceofwhat?

Live Action Role Play

re: #47 webevintage

Live Action Role Play

Nerd stuff.
They dress up and hit each other with foam swords.

Oy.

53 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:43:40am

re: #51 Alouette

::: tucking in napkin at neck and grabbing a knife and fork :::

54 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:44:25am

re: #53 PhillyPretzel

I am ready. Alright where is the meat?

55 MandyManners  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:44:40am

re: #51 Alouette

4th of July menu at the Babushka’s place:

Grilled London Broil
Corn on the Cob
Tossed Salad
Fabulous Fruit Tart

I am truly humbled by people who can do pastry and pies.

56 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:46:24am

That is a beautiful fruit tart. Unfortunately if I eat that I will stuck in the bathroom.

57 Racer X  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:46:37am

re: #55 MandyManners

I am truly humbled by people who can do pastry and pies.

Like the ‘American Pie’ kid?

eeww!

58 calochortus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:47:38am

re: #44 oaktree

John Adams (1776):

I have come to the the conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two useless men are a law firm, and three or more are a Congress…

Beat me to it!
I actually saw 1776 on stage as well as screen and liked the stage version better. The movie seemed compelled to introduce motion into the story. Naturally there was less scope for moving around on a stage, but just because you can move farther doesn’t mean you should. Not every conversation needs to be conducted while walking, pacing, riding a horse… But I’m watching for old times’ sake.

59 MandyManners  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:47:42am

re: #57 Racer X

Like the ‘American Pie’ kid?

eeww!

Oh, no. No. No. No.

60 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:48:10am

re: #32 Killgore Trout

They are opposing the New World Order and domestic authoritarians. I seriously doubt they’re going to be supportive of any American military engagements while Obama’s in power.

With Frank Gaffney being touted as a contributor, I doubt they are going to be openly against military engagements. My best bet is that it’s all going to be about “mismanagement” and “lack of leadership”.

61 webevintage  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:48:17am

And the reason I say my son (he’s 18) will be missing a fingertip because this was the bottle rocket conversation the other day.

ME: Jesus, be careful
HIM: I am
ME: Put the damn thing in a bottle or can
HIM: NO I can hold
ME: Oh, for fucks sake (I said this as I walked away muttering to myself how I was not paying for it if he put his eye out and how hard it is for a guy missing an eye and a front tooth to get laid)

He has now shot off a few. I am on the deck. He comes up and turns ways from.
ME: What’s wrong
HIM: Nothing
ME: Bullshit, what did you do
HIM: Nothing (while he rushes into the house and into his bathroom all the while avoiding looking at me)
He came back out after a few min and he has a burn mark on his right eyelid where a piece of the burning paper had landed.

ME: Jesus Joseph and Mary…..I told you you would put your eye out
HIM: I blinked in enough time….

62 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:54:12am

re: #61 webevintage

well…did he at least get Black Bart?

Image: medium_tvralphi.jpg

63 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:54:32am

re: #32 Killgore Trout

Still think Steele’s comments on Afghanistan were a gaffe? Today Brietbart launched a new site: Big Peace.

Here’s a sample…

They are opposing the New World Order and domestic authoritarians. I seriously doubt they’re going to be supportive of any American military engagements while Obama’s in power.

Just what we need. Another neo-right-wing alarmist web site. The first entry at the top of the blog includes a screed by Frank Gaffney. This Gelleresque line caught my eye:

Thanks to Big Peace, issues of vital importance to our security – including such topics as: the threat posed at home and abroad by the theo-political-legal-military code authoritative Islam calls Shariah

Well it looks like the same old cast of characters for now. Same old talking points and same old “concerns”. I believe we’re reaching a saturation point with these neo-right websites. It’s a reflection of what occurred on the left during their birth and subsequent presence on the web.

“Never in the history of man have so many said so much yet said so little.” You can fit what they have to say on the palm of your hand.

YMMV

64 Racer X  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:54:56am

Venezuela seizes oil rigs owned by US company

Venezuela’s government has seized control of 11 oil rigs owned by U.S. driller Helmerich & Payne, which shut them down because the state oil company was behind on payments.

Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez announced that Venezuela would nationalize the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company’s rigs. He said in a statement Wednesday that Helmerich & Payne had rejected government demands to resume drilling operations for more than a year.

Helmerich & Payne announced in January 2009 that it was stopping operations on two of its drilling rigs, because Venezuela’s state-run oil company, PDVSA, owed the company close to $100 million. It said it would shut down the rest of its rigs by the end of July as contracts expired unless PDVSA began to make good on its debts. The company said Thursday that PDVSA’s debt was $43 million as of June 14.

Referring to Helmerich & Payne, Ramirez said: “There’s a group of drill owners who have refused to discuss service prices and have preferred to have this equipment put away for a year.”

President and CEO Hans Helmerich said in a statement on Thursday the company’s position has remained clear: “We simply wanted to be paid for work already performed.” “We stated repeatedly we wanted to return to work, just not for free,” he said. “We are surprised by yesterday’s announcement only because we have been in ongoing efforts in a good faith attempt to accommodate a win-win resolution, including a willingness to sell rigs.”

The company has worked in Venezuela for 52 years, Helmerich added.

U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said he hopes Helmerich & Payne is compensated and suggested the takeover and other recent nationalizations are scaring off private investment in Venezuela.

“We would just call on them, if they did make such a move, to compensate the owners of those wells,” Toner said. “This is the latest in such an instance where international investors, their investments are being nationalized by the government of Venezuela. It doesn’t speak or bode well for the investment climate there.

Ya think?

65 Racer X  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:01:56pm
66 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:04:27pm
67 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:08:52pm

re: #65 Racer X

Reagan jinx - just posted in the pages:


“I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally,” - Ronald Reagan.
68 MandyManners  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:09:56pm

Has anyone heard of Al Kapone? The Kid just IM’ed me this link.

I want to find these lyrics but I cannot find them any. Help?

69 Racer X  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:11:37pm

re: #67 Stanley Sea

Reagan jinx - just posted in the pages:

RINO!

70 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:32:07pm

hehehe. Watching “1776” is like any closed board meeting I’ve ever been in — except for the singing parts.

72 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:43:13pm

re: #71 Killgore Trout

How long will it be before the KKK puts on a Tea Party or vice versa?

73 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:44:38pm

re: #72 Rightwingconspirator

How long will it be before the KKK puts on a Tea Party or vice versa?

The Neo Nazis have been active with the Tea Parties for a while now. The Klan can’t be far behind.

74 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:46:43pm

re: #71 Killgore Trout

Tea Party Patriots sell racist shirts at Independence Day celebration

That is an excellent video.

75 Macha  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:51:26pm

albusteve #274
check out this Pueblo pottery, for those that appreciate that stuff

Image: Pottery01.jpg
Image: PuebloIndianHandCoiledPottery0150PT.jpg
Image: DChavarriaSC372a.jpg

From downthread. These are very lovely. They are all contemporary. The last one is the Chavarria family, Santa Clara pueblo. The second could be Acoma, but a couple of the pueblos up near Santa Fe do that black and white work as well. Thanks for posting them.
I have some Anasazi shards I bought years ago at a roadside stand in Arizona. I’ve always wanted to make one or more of them into a pendant or pin, they are so beautiful.

76 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:51:38pm

re: #73 Killgore Trout

KT - what do you know about the SD Examiner? I thought it was a group of Examiner online papers, but really don’t know. I remember they were the one to discredit the ESPN “Obama Fishing Ban” commentary.

77 webevintage  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:54:20pm

re: #71 Killgore Trout

Tea Party Patriots sell racist shirts at Independence Day celebration

That T-Shirt does not even make sense….

78 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:54:45pm

re: #36 webevintage

Happy Fourth y’all…

BBQ Pork Steaks
My awsome slaw
Baked Beans
and a pretty strawberry tart for desert (ok, call it pie)
We’ll eat and then watch the neighbors shoot off fireworks from the front porch.

The teen is off with some friends this weekend and I assume he will come back missing a fingertip since each time he hangs out with his LARPing group (which he does twice a month) he comes home sick or injured. Last time it was bronchitis he is still on meds for and the time before he twisted his ankle so bad he had to wear a boot and not work for 3 weeks. The total for his LARPing weekends this year have been about $1200ish this year.
I guess this is payback for a relatively healthy and injury free childhood…

This is why all my role-playing, dice-tossing shenanigans took place sitting down, around a banquet table stocked with fritos and Mountain Dew :D

79 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:55:53pm

re: #71 Killgore Trout

Tea Party Patriots sell racist shirts at Independence Day celebration

Der, lookit how clever I am!

80 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:56:28pm

re: #74 Stanley Sea

That is an excellent video.

Notice the Fox merchandise on their table too. Lovely.

81 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:56:47pm

re: #78 WindUpBird

This is why all my role-playing, dice-tossing shenanigans took place sitting down, around a banquet table stocked with fritos and Mountain Dew :D

and now you’ve matured into a bit of a tart/

(sorry…couldn’t resist)

82 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:57:57pm

re: #76 Stanley Sea

KT - what do you know about the SD Examiner? I thought it was a group of Examiner online papers, but really don’t know. I remember they were the one to discredit the ESPN “Obama Fishing Ban” commentary.

I don’t know. A lot of times those sites kind of run like wordpress where they just have people sign up and post stuff.

83 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:58:32pm

re: #81 Aceofwhat?

and now you’ve matured into a bit of a tart/

(sorry…couldn’t resist)

ahaha just as long as this isn’t looming over me, I’m fine :D

84 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:59:12pm

re: #80 Killgore Trout

Notice the Fox merchandise on their table too. Lovely.

And the Psalm 109 sticker.

85 webevintage  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 12:59:38pm

re: #77 webevintage

That T-Shirt does not even make sense…

and really, I don’t think The Lord Jesus Christ needs anyone to “support” him…

86 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:01:09pm

re: #84 Stanley Sea

And the Psalm 109 sticker.

Can you tell what the books are? video’s not very clear and he’s more interested in the bumper stickers.

87 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:01:14pm

You know what’s awesome??? Tomorrow is a holiday too!! Yeah!

88 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:01:44pm

re: #87 Stanley Sea

You know what’s awesome??? Tomorrow is a holiday too!! Yeah!

Woot!

89 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:02:57pm

re: #83 WindUpBird

ahaha just as long as this isn’t looming over me, I’m fine :D

wonderfully trippy cartoon…

90 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:03:08pm

re: #86 Killgore Trout

Can you tell what the books are? video’s not very clear and he’s more interested in the bumper stickers.

Missed the books. Caught the lady saying that the Pakistani’s are coming across the Mexican border though…

91 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:03:40pm

re: #87 Stanley Sea
Yes it is. Yippee!

92 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:03:47pm

re: #87 Stanley Sea

You know what’s awesome??? Tomorrow is a holiday too!! Yeah!

EVERY DAY IS A HOLIDAY FOR WINDUPBIRD

(actually, every day is a workday, the way I do things, sleep is for the dead)

93 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:04:29pm

re: #89 Aceofwhat?

wonderfully trippy cartoon…

Watch that back to back with Heavy Metal: The Movie, and you’ll probably see stars *_*

94 goddamnedfrank  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:08:31pm

re: #36 webevintage

Happy Fourth y’all…

BBQ Pork Steaks
My awsome slaw
Baked Beans
and a pretty strawberry tart for desert (ok, call it pie)
We’ll eat and then watch the neighbors shoot off fireworks from the front porch.

The teen is off with some friends this weekend and I assume he will come back missing a fingertip since each time he hangs out with his LARPing group (which he does twice a month) he comes home sick or injured.

People still LARP? I mean, video games have gotten a lot better. At least it’s active recreation though, and safer than football.

Tom Hanks Forces Houseguests To Play ‘World War II’ With Him

95 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:14:53pm

re: #94 goddamnedfrank

People still LARP? I mean, video games have gotten a lot better. At least it’s active recreation though, and safer than football.

I feel the same way (although flag football is pretty safe). Running around outside is a good way to spend the weekend, whether you’re pursuing an Ogre or a little green ball…

96 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:15:31pm

re: #86 Killgore Trout

Can you tell what the books are? video’s not very clear and he’s more interested in the bumper stickers.

The book is The Essential Liberty.

Which is sponsored by The Patriot Post.

Which is run by Mark M. Alexander.

Who wrote a screed called “The Lincoln Legacy Revisited.”

In which he said:

So the ‘history’ that we have been continually fed, is anything but the actual truth or events as they REALLY transpired ! One of the perks of being the one in power, is that you get to be the one who says what ‘history’ would be written. Lincoln took full advantage of this perk !! In truth, if the REAL Lincoln were the one we knew about, read about, and had in our history books, instead of the invented one, he would NOT be so honored, praised, and well respected as the Lincoln we are told of today and that has been in our public school history books.

One of his online bios shows the following:

Alexander’s heritage is Scots-Irish, but he detests “hyphenated Americanism.” His is among the “First Families” of Tennessee, having settled in East Tennessee prior to statehood (1796). He is the product of a proud military legacy, including veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the War Between the States (the “right” side of each, of course).

97 pharmmajor  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:19:08pm

We’re gonna kick it old school for this July 4th:

98 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:20:41pm

re: #96 Gus 802

Nice.

99 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:21:35pm

re: #98 Killgore Trout

Nice.

He also wrote this: Murder in Black and White.

If you read through it you’ll notice a lot of “hints”.

100 nadnerb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:21:56pm

Happy 4th of July folks!

I recommend reading the Declaration of Independence today. It reminds me that our current situation is nowhere near what led our founders to break from Britain. People who are furious to the point of advocating insurrection would be wise to read and understand this brilliant document. What a step they took….

Your text to link…

101 goddamnedfrank  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:24:29pm

Competitive eating scandal rocks the nathon. Lo, the seamy underbelly of competitive gluttony:

Chestnut’s main rival, six-time champ Takeru Kobayashi, never competed. He was unable to reach a contract agreement with Major League Eating.

“If he were a real man he’d be on the stage,” Chestnut told ESPN. “There’s no reason for him not to be here.”

Kobayashi was at the event, and went on stage after the competition. Police officers tried to drag him away as he held onto barricades and he was taken into custody, The Associated Press reported.

Kobayashi’s absence from the competition left Chestnut free to scarf his way to victory. His 54 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes was short of his own record — 68 — set in 2009.

102 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:27:39pm

re: #101 goddamnedfrank

Lol…

103 austin_blue  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:32:28pm

Happy 4th of July, Lizardi! Beer, brauts, and things that go boom at Town Lake today and tonight.

OT:

Great little article here. Chaos Theory, Black Swans, and the failure of humans in complex systems:

[Link: www.statesman.com…]

104 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:32:47pm

Noooo!
My headphones are borked…
:(

105 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:33:35pm

Aw geeze, one of the saddest times right now on on “America - The Story of Us” on the History channel.

The great American buffalo massacre. Ugh.

106 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:47:02pm

And now, the invention of barbed wire.

107 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:53:20pm

Jon Fleischman Is Latest GOP Official To Criticize Afghan War


Jon Fleischman Is Latest GOP Official To Criticize Afghan War n a private email provided to the Huffington Post, a vice chairman of the California Republican Party questioned the value of continuing the 9-year war in Afghanistan in light of its heavy costs to American taxpayers.

Jon Fleischman, a political consultant and veteran GOP official in California, was writing in response to an op-ed calling on Michael Steele to resign as chairman of the Republican National Committee over his criticism of the war last week.

“For what it is worth, I’m an officer with the CA Republican Party and I can’t figure out what we are achieving in Afghanistan, at least not for the economic cost to US Taxpayers,” Fleischman wrote on Friday. “Since I am not particularly isolationist, it means my government is failing to communicate well.”

108 freetoken  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:58:02pm

re: #107 Killgore Trout

Isolationism is often part of American populism. We shouldn’t be surprised this is happening. Perhaps the neo-cons in the GOP want to pretend it isn’t happening, but the Paleocons are getting close to truly taking the helm in the GOP.

Speaking of pretending something isn’t happening, there are still those in the UK media who are trying to breathe life into “climategate”. I mentioned before that I think there are those how are in the UK media who like the story simply because it makes the UK the focus of attention, especially in scientific and academic circles.

109 freetoken  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 1:59:06pm

re: #108 freetoken

I mentioned before that I think there are those how are in the UK media who …

pimf

110 Racer X  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:00:32pm

Area Man Passionate Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be

“Our very way of life is under siege,” said Mortensen, whose understanding of the Constitution derives not from a close reading of the document but from talk-show pundits, books by television personalities, and the limitless expanse of his own colorful imagination. “It’s time for true Americans to stand up and protect the values that make us who we are.”

111 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:03:05pm

Happy Independence Day gang!

112 wee fury  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:04:55pm

I am so happy that I live in the United States. Happy Birthday to US!

113 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:05:32pm

re: #104 Varek Raith

Hey Varek, I see you’re around. Your question yesterday about Chrome got me to try it. So far I’m really liking the speed. Thanks man!

114 Racer X  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:05:44pm
115 b_sharp  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:08:38pm

re: #105 Stanley Sea

Aw geeze, one of the saddest times right now on on “America - The Story of Us” on the History channel.

The great American buffalo massacre. Ugh.

The lake in my city was called ‘Pile of Bones’ because 100 years ago it was the place where hunters piled Bison bones. The piles were huge.

116 Racer X  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:10:28pm
117 Radical Rafe  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:11:03pm

Thanks Charles. Same to you.

118 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:16:11pm

re: #108 freetoken

Isolationism is often part of American populism. We shouldn’t be surprised this is happening. Perhaps the neo-cons in the GOP want to pretend it isn’t happening, but the Paleocons are getting close to truly taking the helm in the GOP.

Speaking of pretending something isn’t happening, there are still those in the UK media who are trying to breathe life into “climategate”. I mentioned before that I think there are those how are in the UK media who like the story simply because it makes the UK the focus of attention, especially in scientific and academic circles.

Well, DeMint and McCain both went after Steele today. In McCain’s case that was inevitable, he’s simply not an isolationist. DeMint might herald some pushback, though.

119 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:24:59pm

Finally, I stopped long enough to open the package containing ‘both’ LGF cookbooks (received them awhile back) and I’m having a blast reading them while eating lasagna and sipping a little Pinot Noir with a little smile —- It’s OK as I won’t be driving. Can’t wait to try some of these recipe and I will. Believe it.

120 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:27:42pm

re: #119 Semper Fi

Finally, I stopped long enough to open the package containing ‘both’ LGF cookbooks (received them awhile back) and I’m having a blast reading them while eating lasagna and sipping a little Pinot Noir with a little smile —- It’s OK as I won’t be driving. Can’t wait to try some of these recipe and I will. Believe it.

I’m getting ready to do Slumbering Behemoth’s grilled corn!!

121 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:35:28pm

re: #120 Stanley Sea

I’m getting ready to do Slumbering Behemoth’s grilled corn!!

Bravo! I’m planning to get a grill and I enjoy corn.

122 Taqyia2Me  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:38:13pm

My lovely wife gives the Bubblehead II lasagna recipe an ‘A’!
I give it an ‘A+’ because I did all the cooking and cleaning because she deserves a break!!

123 gamark  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:38:54pm

re: #115 b_sharp

The lake in my city was called ‘Pile of Bones’ because 100 years ago it was the place where hunters piled Bison bones. The piles were huge.

One of my favorite place names is “Head-smashed-in”. The natives (or pre-european immigrants as the case may be) did their share of mass buffalo killings also.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

124 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:40:11pm

Apparently, I had a victim girl checking me out the other night. Can’t find her anywhere. Emailed the class President to see if he knows where to find her.
//

125 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:40:20pm

Thanks. Right now I’m making a little ‘recommend’ note in my cookbook.

126 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:43:05pm

re: #124 Cannadian Club Akbar

Just had my 25th reunion. Forgot to add that.

127 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:43:06pm

Ed Brayton over at Culture Wars has posted possibly the stupidest Michele Bachmann quote ever.

Well, President Obama is trying to bind the United States into a global economy where all of our nations come together in a global economy.

Really? How shocking! You mean like exporting goods or services to other countries for them to buy and importing goods or services from other countries that we buy?

I’m sorry I had thought that we were doing that even before the Declaration of Independence was signed, I didn’t realize that Obama was the one who invented it.

I had thought that that was called the “Free Market Economy” that has been a Republican talking point going back for at least 30 years. I guess I must be mistaken though, because apparently now it is a socialistic NWO plot!

128 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:44:00pm

re: #120 Stanley Sea

I’m getting ready to do Slumbering Behemoth’s grilled corn!!

Also, Behemoth’s mayo/lime juice brushing with a dusting of chili powder and Parmesan seems genuinely unique. Never heard of it but sounds good.

129 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:45:37pm

re: #122 Taqyia2Me

My lovely wife gives the Bubblehead II lasagna recipe an ‘A’!
I give it an ‘A+’ because I did all the cooking and cleaning because she deserves a break!!

You know, you’re OK in my book. Good on ya.

130 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:45:47pm

re: #128 Semper Fi

Also, Behemoth’s mayo/lime juice brushing with a dusting of chili powder and Parmesan seems genuinely unique. Never heard of it but sounds good.

Mexican’s ( I am a racist) put mayo on corn on the cob.

131 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:47:10pm

re: #128 Semper Fi

Also, Behemoth’s mayo/lime juice brushing with a dusting of chili powder and Parmesan seems genuinely unique. Never heard of it but sounds good.

2nd time making it. It’s excellent!

132 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:47:17pm

re: #108 freetoken

Isolationism is often part of American populism. We shouldn’t be surprised this is happening. Perhaps the neo-cons in the GOP want to pretend it isn’t happening, but the Paleocons are getting close to truly taking the helm in the GOP.

Speaking of pretending something isn’t happening, there are still those in the UK media who are trying to breathe life into “climategate”. I mentioned before that I think there are those how are in the UK media who like the story simply because it makes the UK the focus of attention, especially in scientific and academic circles.

re: #118 Dark_Falcon

Well, DeMint and McCain both went after Steele today. In McCain’s case that was inevitable, he’s simply not an isolationist. DeMint might herald some pushback, though.

Contrary to freetoken, I don’t believe isolationism is about to take over the GOP. Just look at what are still the most popular GOP figures today — Palin, Cheney, Gingrich, among others. All hawks.

The isolationist minority in the Republican Party is simply taking advantage of the fact that the war in Afghanistan is becoming steadily more unpopular, that’s all. Steele is not an isolationist, he is a (clumsy) politician. As the number of people who oppose the war go up, politicians who were in favor of the war will be tempted to switch position or avoid the subject.

133 mr. hammer  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:47:26pm

re: #116 Racer X

Ted Nugent - Great White Buffalo (1987)

[Video]

Weird seeing him playing that Les Paul instead of the big ol’ snarling Byrdland.

134 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:48:23pm

Just taking a look at the top and bottom comments. At this point you can be at zero or one ding up and make the “bottom” comments. Topped of by the latest broiled troll of course…

135 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:49:08pm
136 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:51:39pm

re: #130 Cannadian Club Akbar

Mexican’s ( I am a racist) put mayo on corn on the cob.

You’ve really got me thinking about that. Last time my daughter-in-law (now a U.S. citizen) made corn she boiled it in a big pot, The solution did look kinda milky. I’ll ask when next I see her.

137 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:52:21pm

re: #131 Stanley Sea

2nd time making it. It’s excellent!

That’s good enough for my 2nd ‘recommend’ note. Thanks.

138 Summer Seale  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:53:59pm

Hi from Paris, everyone!

I wish you a happy Jully 4th. Sorry I’m not there to enjoy it, but I’ve been out and about in Paris all day yesterday and today.

Do you all miss me? You Betcha! Who doesn’t? =)

I do miss you guys. I’ll be back to commenting my usual normal times when I get back next weekend. =) Until then, Happy 4th! =)

140 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:55:29pm

re: #135 Stanley Sea

[Video]

One of Nature’s many gifts. It’s so good to be alive. Thanks

141 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:56:48pm

re: #136 Semper Fi

You’ve really got me thinking about that. Last time my daughter-in-law (now a U.S. citizen) made corn she boiled it in a big pot, The solution did look kinda milky. I’ll ask when next I see her.

Corn:
Throw in cold water.
Bring to boil.
Boil 2 minutes.
Shut off.

142 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 2:58:00pm

re: #138 Summer

Hi from Paris, everyone!

I wish you a happy Jully 4th. Sorry I’m not there to enjoy it, but I’ve been out and about in Paris all day yesterday and today.

Do you all miss me? You Betcha! Who doesn’t? =)

I do miss you guys. I’ll be back to commenting my usual normal times when I get back next weekend. =) Until then, Happy 4th! =)

Ah! Paris. You’re so lucky. Enjoy it all…. return safe.

143 Summer Seale  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:01:55pm

re: #142 Semper Fi

Ah! Paris. You’re so lucky. Enjoy it all… return safe.

I was lucky when I was born with my looks.

Getting to Paris took hard work. =)

zing!

144 webevintage  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:02:21pm

re: #139 Killgore Trout

How Republicans Made Their Peace with Sodomy

That may be one of the most hi-larious titles ever…

145 gamark  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:02:40pm

re: #127 ausador

That is indeed a pretty stupid quote, but it may not be bad politics for someone from a conservative state. Americans have traditionally had a “we know better” kind of attitude toward other countries. That is understandable given our immigrant background. Why would immigrants come here if they thought their country’s way of doing things were better? Anyway, I put it in the same category as democratic pols making “Bush lied” statements. Gee! A politician lied. Yawn.

146 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:03:08pm

re: #143 Summer

I was lucky when I was born with my looks.

Getting to Paris took hard work. =)

zing!

Well played.

147 Charles Johnson  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:03:31pm

re: #139 Killgore Trout

How Republicans Made Their Peace with Sodomy

Republicans accepted sodomy? Which universe did that happen in?

148 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:04:30pm

re: #139 Killgore Trout

How Republicans Made Their Peace with Sodomy

Oh the comments!!!

149 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:05:12pm

re: #135 Stanley Sea

[Video]

OMG that’s hilarious. Just checking out some of this guy’s other stuff.

150 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:05:19pm

re: #147 Charles

Republicans accepted sodomy? Which universe did that happen in?

A bathroom in North Dakota. Just sayin’.

151 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:06:29pm

Ahh. The perfect July 4th dinner. A premade salad from a gourmet food market in Philly. Boy am I lucky I do not have to cook in this heat. Here is the website of that store: [Link: www.dibruno.com…]

152 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:06:42pm

re: #141 Cannadian Club Akbar

Corn:
Throw in cold water.
Bring to boil.
Boil 2 minutes.
Shut off.

That’s pretty fast and seems like it should come out the same each time.
Each September in my part of CA (Ventura County) it’s time for white corn. White Super Sweet Corn to be exact.
Pot of water to boil.
Drop in about 4 ears
Boil 2 minutes max after return to boil
Remove corn and eat
Drop in next 4 ears (as necessary)

NOTE: This is a good one.

153 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:08:04pm

re: #32 Killgore Trout

Still think Steele’s comments on Afghanistan were a gaffe? Today Brietbart launched a new site: Big Peace.

Here’s a sample…

They are opposing the New World Order and domestic authoritarians. I seriously doubt they’re going to be supportive of any American military engagements while Obama’s in power.

Makes sense strategically for the GOP right now. What possible use is any measure of success in Afghanistan - or indeed anywhere - now to THEM?

154 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:09:24pm

re: #143 Summer

I was lucky when I was born with my looks.

Getting to Paris took hard work. =)

zing!

I love it. What a great place. You deserve it.

155 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:13:46pm

re: #151 PhillyPretzel

Ahh. The perfect July 4th dinner. A premade salad from a gourmet food market in Philly. Boy am I lucky I do not have to cook in this heat. Here is the website of that store: [Link: www.dibruno.com…]

Oh that place looks excellent! I went on Friday to this new place in my area. Custom olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Plus fresh baked bread and artisan cheese. This may sound weird, but it was recommended and it is utterly fantastic: Herbs de Provence infused olive oil with cinnamon pear red balsamic. nom nom nom.

156 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:14:03pm

re: #151 PhillyPretzel

Ahh. The perfect July 4th dinner. A premade salad from a gourmet food market in Philly. Boy am I lucky I do not have to cook in this heat. Here is the website of that store: [Link: www.dibruno.com…]

My O’my — the deli’s on the east coast. Top notch.

157 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:15:09pm

re: #135 Stanley Sea

This is one of those guys who doesn’t even need the shrooms.

Wow look at all those turkeys! yeah look at the moon…

158 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:15:52pm

re: #155 Stanley Sea

re: #156 Semper Fi

Thank you. I go to DiBruno’s practically every weekend. It is my break from cooking.

159 gamark  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:17:38pm

re: #153 Jimmah

Exactly. Much like its strategically out of vogue for democratic politicians to harp on the evils of Guantanamo Bay.

160 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:18:36pm

re: #157 Jimmah

This is one of those guys who doesn’t even need the shrooms.

[Video]

ha ha. I want to meet that dude.

161 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:19:00pm

re: #157 Jimmah

This is one of those guys who doesn’t even need the shrooms.

[Video]

Coulda been my brother. He does that.
LOOK! SEE! HEAR THAT!

162 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:22:52pm

re: #139 Killgore Trout

How Republicans Made Their Peace with Sodomy

So, their seething on this particular issue didn’t boil over into the Kagan hearings, and now they want a medal for ‘making peace with sodomy’?

163 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:23:47pm

re: #158 PhillyPretzel

re: #156 Semper Fi

Thank you. I go to DiBruno’s practically every weekend. It is my break from cooking.

Good w-end destination to avoid cooking for myself. At least one meal. I have favorite places like that. For me it’s part of my very own, personal, reward system.

164 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:25:46pm

re: #163 Semper Fi
That is why I do it. A co-worker mentioned she did things like that for herself.

165 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:30:40pm

re: #148 Stanley Sea

Oh the comments!!!

Oh yes…the comments really show a party totally at ease with homosexuality…/

TeamNRA Wrote: 7/4/2010 1:22:43 AM
Another 1 checker for Chumpman the Rumpman…. Shteve and David Frum are a couple of Rump Rangers from the git-go… YEEEE HAW, RIDE ‘EM COWBOY !!

166 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:31:03pm

re: #164 PhillyPretzel

That is why I do it. A co-worker mentioned she did things like that for herself.

Thank goodness I’m not alone in what I thought a selfish ritual. And I guess it can be likened to a weekend ritual as I seldom miss.

167 Skeetghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:34:52pm

re: #166 Semper Fi

Thank goodness I’m not alone in what I thought a selfish ritual. And I guess it can be likened to a weekend ritual as I seldom miss.

I always fall back on the “why do I work” excuse. Not to pay the bills exclusively.

168 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:41:41pm

re: #138 Summer

Hi from Paris, everyone!

I wish you a happy Jully 4th. Sorry I’m not there to enjoy it, but I’ve been out and about in Paris all day yesterday and today.

Do you all miss me? You Betcha! Who doesn’t? =)

I do miss you guys. I’ll be back to commenting my usual normal times when I get back next weekend. =) Until then, Happy 4th! =)

Summer, we’ll always have Paris.

169 Semper Fi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:43:33pm

re: #167 Stanley Sea

I always fall back on the “why do I work” excuse. Not to pay the bills exclusively.

That excuse flies with me too.

170 RadicalModerate  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:50:52pm

re: #99 Gus 802

He also wrote this: Murder in Black and White.

If you read through it you’ll notice a lot of “hints”.

I noticed in the comments section of that freeper link that the second comment had multiple links to the white supremacist “American Renaissance” website, and there was a secessionist post at the end.

And of course, they swear up and down that they aren’t racists over there.

171 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:31:09pm

Here is a gem from the local news radio station that they play on their website and over the air.
[Link: kyw.cbslocal.com…]

172 ClaudeMonet  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:30:42pm

re: #58 calochortus

Beat me to it!
I actually saw 1776 on stage as well as screen and liked the stage version better. The movie seemed compelled to introduce motion into the story. Naturally there was less scope for moving around on a stage, but just because you can move farther doesn’t mean you should. Not every conversation needs to be conducted while walking, pacing, riding a horse… But I’m watching for old times’ sake.

I’ve been in the play (as Andrew McNair, Congressional Custodian), and the rest of the cast always got a kick out of the lone Jewish guy in the show having the line,

“Open the windows! Close the windows! Sweet Jesus!”

I also did a one-night fill-in as Thomson, the Congressional clerk, whose main function is to read the missives from George Washington. The night I filled in, someone in the cast thought it great fun to shuffle my papers, which of course had all of my lines on them. Fortunately, I’m obsessive-compulsive about checking my props.

173 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:35:22pm

re: #151 PhillyPretzel

Ahh. The perfect July 4th dinner. A premade salad from a gourmet food market in Philly. Boy am I lucky I do not have to cook in this heat. Here is the website of that store: [Link: www.dibruno.com…]

Upding for Dibruno Bros. I hit one of their places once a week or so as a “treat” to get something different in terms of cheese, a baquette, or simply for prepared food like a quiche or salad. I like their salmon spread and use it on crackers.

174 His Favorite Heretic  Mon, Jul 5, 2010 5:47:55am

I guess everyone’s sleeping off their fireworks.

175 wiffersnapper  Mon, Jul 5, 2010 8:00:13am

Happy belated 4th everybody!

176 gent64  Mon, Jul 5, 2010 10:41:49pm

Charles, Thank you for wishing a “Happy Independence Day” and not just “Happy 4th of July” to say up front what the meaning of the day is. To just wish a “Happy 4th of July” misses the whole point of why we celebrate the day.


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