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1 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:13:34pm

I am a raceist, but not a goood speller.

2 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:20:36pm

That is an awesome video. As I said before, how bout the lady saying "The Pakistani's are coming across the Mexican border!"

All it takes is a couple of wingnuts on the TV, be them Governors of AZ or whatever, to say this bs, and the sheep are repeating it.

3 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:21:38pm

I wonder how long a guy would last in the 'hood with one of those shirts. Reality show?

4 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:21:51pm

I support Jesus as my savior!! I am a wingnut!! WOOT!!

5 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:23:05pm

I'd like to see these yahoos that buy or sell these t-shirts wear one and take a walk in Harlem.

6 jamesfirecat  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:24:08pm

Can I get a shirt that says "Yup, I'm ashamed that my country not only is still home to bigots but encourages them to flaunt it." Or would the type face have to be microscopic to fit it all in?

7 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:24:36pm

re: #3 Rightwingconspirator

I wonder how long a guy would last in the 'hood with one of those shirts. Reality show?

Try this.Heh.

8 gamark  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:24:42pm

re: #2 Stanley Sea

Are you asserting that no Pakistanis are crossing the Mexican border into the US?

9 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:25:57pm

re: #8 gamark

Are you asserting that no Pakistanis are crossing the Mexican border into the US?

Illegally sneaking in? Or with their passports waiting in line with everyone else at the border check point?

10 nines09  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:26:29pm

Dude in the back is sporting a FUBU shirt?

11 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:27:33pm

re: #7 Cannadian Club Akbar

That link is not working for me.

12 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:27:50pm

T-shirts you can wear for when you go to Wal-Mart.

/

13 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:28:11pm

re: #11 Rightwingconspirator

That link is not working for me.

[Link: www.tshirthell.com...]

14 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:28:33pm

T-shirts that tell everybody, "hey, look at me, I'm an asshole!"

/

15 SpaceJesus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:30:22pm

the south is a disgusting malignant tumor

16 Taqyia2Me  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:30:47pm

re: #14 Gus 802

T-shirts that tell everybody, "hey, look at me, I'm an asshole!"

/

Heh. Old buddies and me used to call it:
Passing the assuole test.

17 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:31:11pm

re: #15 spacejesus

the south is a disgusting malignant tumor

Boo!! Hiss!!

18 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:31:48pm

re: #16 Taqyia2Me

Heh. Old buddies and me used to call it:
Passing the assuole test.

Yeah. A guy like that walks into a crowded room wearing one of those. Suddenly the room gets quiet.

19 Taqyia2Me  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:32:05pm

PIMF: u to an h to make it asshole.

20 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:32:52pm

re: #17 Cannadian Club Akbar

Boo!! Hiss!!

BTW SJ, Kentucky ain't the South.

21 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:33:48pm

"I'm a racist - but if YOU call me a racist I'll scream and scream and scream!"

Gosh, that seems oddly familiar.

22 gamark  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:34:30pm

re: #9 Stanley Sea

Sorry. Are you asserting that no Pakistanis are illegally sneaking across the Mexican border into the US?

23 McSpiff  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:34:44pm

re: #21 Jimmah

"I'm a racist - but if YOU call me a racist I'll scream and scream and scream!"

Gosh, that seems oddly familiar.

They're just taking it back!

24 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:34:55pm

re: #4 Cannadian Club Akbar

I support Jesus as my savior!! I am a wingnut!! WOOT!!

"I am a wingnut but if YOU call me one that's different and bad"/

25 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:37:03pm

When we have no wingnuts, what will we watch?
/half

26 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:37:39pm

re: #15 spacejesus

the south is a disgusting malignant tumor

Maybe a spray gun would save you some time with that broad brush?

27 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:39:17pm

re: #23 McSpiff

They're just taking it back!

Oh yeah that's right - racism is the new black.

28 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:39:38pm

re: #21 Jimmah

Sounds like something a certain rap performer might say... Snoop maybe?

29 McSpiff  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:40:04pm

re: #27 Jimmah

Oh yeah that's right - racism is the new black.

Equality for idiots — dragging us all down with them.

30 ryannon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:40:09pm

re: #25 Cannadian Club Akbar

When we have no wingnuts, what will we watch?
/half

Why the Moonbat left, of course!

31 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:40:42pm

Honky. Cracker. Crickets?

32 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:41:30pm

re: #30 ryannon

Why the Moonbat left, of course!

I hope so, SOON!!!

33 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:41:46pm

Then any wearers of said shirt better not bitch when I call em a racist.
Idiots.

34 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:43:16pm

re: #33 Varek Raith

Then any wearers of said shirt better not bitch when I call em a racist.
Idiots.

This rant brought to you by Red Man Chewin' Tabbacie.
//

35 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:43:35pm

re: #26 Rightwingconspirator

Maybe a spray gun would save you some time with that broad brush?

I like to think of spacejesus as the blunderbuss of LGF. Not a particularly sophisticated mechanism, and it fires with all of the precision of an enraged hippo, but if you're in a roomful of idiots it can be fun to pull the trigger and watch the mayhem.

36 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:43:46pm

re: #34 Cannadian Club Akbar

This rant brought to you by Red Man Chewin' Tabbacie.
//

What the hell's a "rant"?
/Peter Griffin

37 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:44:48pm

Oh and so appropriately, the Red Summer of 1919 is showing on the History Channel's "America - The Story of Us."

This is one of the most wonderful TV viewing I've had in forever. Although, some of the history is, eh, very sad.

38 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:45:59pm

re: #35 Aceofwhat?

I was going to ignore it until it got 1 up. Then I thought to just mention a little something. Obvious bait though I probably should have just left it laying in the road.

39 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:46:36pm

re: #15 spacejesus

the south is a disgusting malignant tumor

Oh, do shut up.

40 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:46:57pm

re: #35 Aceofwhat?

I like to think of spacejesus as the blunderbuss of LGF. Not a particularly sophisticated mechanism, and it fires with all of the precision of an enraged hippo, but if you're in a roomful of idiots it can be fun to pull the trigger and watch the mayhem.

Par for the course SJ.

41 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:47:54pm

re: #35 Aceofwhat?

I like to think of spacejesus as the blunderbuss of LGF. Not a particularly sophisticated mechanism, and it fires with all of the precision of an enraged hippo, but if you're in a roomful of idiots it can be fun to pull the trigger and watch the mayhem.

Well, I'll give the 'blunder' part of the word. As for the rest, his hating on the south angers me. My mother's family is from the south and she grew up in North Carolina and New Orleans.

42 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:48:28pm

THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN!! Then we'll take a nap...

43 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:49:24pm

I'm off to finish updating my pc. Have a good one folks :)

(There shall now follow a random uk lefty anthem) -

44 SpaceJesus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:49:41pm
45 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:49:49pm

re: #41 Dark_Falcon

It's shock jock posting. All for effect. Watch reaction, move on, repeat.

46 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:50:18pm

re: #35 Aceofwhat?

I always think of the term "stirring the turd"

otherwise, SJ's comments I enjoy.

47 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:50:44pm

re: #45 Rightwingconspirator

It's shock jock posting. All for effect. Watch reaction, move on, repeat.

Though, it is rather interesting.
Smearing the South = Bad.
Smearing the Coasts = LOL.
Hmmm....

48 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:50:50pm

re: #44 spacejesus

Second downding is just because you pissed me off.

49 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:52:27pm

re: #44 spacejesus

[Video]

You really can't help yourself, can you?

50 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:52:51pm

Trouble w/firefox last night encouraged the switch to google chrome. Love it, except can't play youtube vids posted here. ?

51 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:53:50pm

re: #50 Stanley Sea

Trouble w/firefox last night encouraged the switch to google chrome. Love it, except can't play youtube vids posted here. ?

I'm using Chrome right now. Vids work fine.

52 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:53:53pm

re: #50 Stanley Sea

let me see if mine acts like that...

53 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:54:01pm

re: #46 Stanley Sea

I always think of the term "stirring the turd"

otherwise, SJ's comments I enjoy.

More like turd in the punchbowl. SJ is a child.

54 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:54:10pm

re: #50 Stanley Sea

Trouble w/firefox last night encouraged the switch to google chrome. Love it, except can't play youtube vids posted here. ?

55 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:54:30pm

re: #53 Gang of One

More like turd in the punchbowl. SJ is a child.

PROG!

56 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:54:51pm

re: #51 Varek Raith

I'm using Chrome right now. Vids work fine.

Such is my computer life. ugh

57 Batman  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:55:09pm

At least now we can spot them more easily.

58 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:55:34pm

re: #56 Stanley Sea

Missing plug ins maybe...

59 Linden Arden  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:55:36pm

re: #25 Cannadian Club Akbar

When we have no wingnuts, what will we watch?
/half

Canada should be chock full of Tea Party types - with your national health care and tough bank regulations that have prevented a bankruptcy wave like the one spreading across the US.

Seriously - you guys win the good governance award.

60 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:55:38pm

Yeah Jimmah. Just encourage his bullshit.

61 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:55:43pm

re: #54 Cannadian Club Akbar

nada for me. Thanks anyway for trying!!

62 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:56:29pm

re: #59 Linden Arden

Canada should be chock full of Tea Party types - with your national health care and tough bank regulations that have prevented a bankruptcy wave like the one spreading across the US.

Seriously - you guys win the good governance award.

I live in Florida.

63 RadicalModerate  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:56:48pm

re: #15 spacejesus

the south is a disgusting malignant tumor

The south itself isn't a malignant tumor - there's a LOT of decent folks in the Southern US. However, racism is a malignant tumor that is infecting the southern US, and unfortunately, because of a political group who see them as an opportunity to regain and maintain power, that tumor is beginning to show signs of metastasis.

64 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:56:57pm

re: #62 Cannadian Club Akbar

I live in Florida.

What the hell kind of Canadian are ya?!?!
///

65 SpaceJesus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:57:00pm
66 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 3:59:38pm

re: #64 Varek Raith

What the hell kind of Canadian are ya?!?!
///

Not only that!! I'm half Polish!!!

67 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:01:27pm

re: #66 Cannadian Club Akbar

Not only that!! I'm half Polish!!!

FWIW I'm not Canadian, NTTAWWT.

68 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:01:55pm

re: #65 SpaceJesus

[Link: calorielab.com...]

[Link: www.mainstreet.com...]

What's your point?

69 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:02:03pm

re: #67 Cannadian Club Akbar

FWIW I'm not Canadian, NTTAWWT.

My head asplode.

70 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:03:11pm

Not from the south:

Image: Jesse_Ventura.jpg

Image: michele-bachmann-cuhrazy.jpg

And elected into office. ;)

Then you have neo-Nazi Bill White who was born in Maryland.

Timothy McVeigh, born and raised in New York.

71 Linden Arden  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:03:54pm

re: #67 Cannadian Club Akbar

FWIW I'm not Canadian, NTTAWWT.

I wondered why you misspelled "Canadian". You weren't hitting the Canadian Club when you signed up here by any chance?

Its a damn fine Windsor beverage.

72 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:04:09pm

re: #69 Varek Raith

My head asplode.

Why?

73 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:04:15pm

re: #68 Gang of One

What's your point?

That he's an asshole.

74 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:04:52pm

re: #72 Cannadian Club Akbar

Why?

Why wouldn't it???
/Just being random.

75 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:05:05pm

re: #73 Dark_Falcon

That he's an asshole.

We've known this, although for a time it seemed that the condition was in remission.

76 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:06:09pm

re: #71 Linden Arden

I wondered why you misspelled "Canadian". You weren't hitting the Canadian Club when you signed up here by any chance?

Its a damn fine Windsor beverage.

I signed up in the afternoon. So yes, good chance.:)

77 ryannon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:06:16pm

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down....

78 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:06:17pm

re: #37 Stanley Sea

Oh and so appropriately, the Red Summer of 1919 is showing on the History Channel's "America - The Story of Us."

This is one of the most wonderful TV viewing I've had in forever. Although, some of the history is, eh, very sad.

Red Summer 1919

Red Summer describes the bloody race riots that occurred during the summer and early autumn of 1919. In most instances, whites attacked African Americans in more than two dozen American cities, though in some cases blacks responded in groups to a single action against one of their number, notably in Chicago, which, along with Washington, D.C. and Elaine, Arkansas, witnessed the greatest number of fatalities.[1]

[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

79 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:07:35pm

re: #75 Gang of One

We've known this, although for a time it seemed that the condition was in remission.

It mostly is. Its just having a flare up.

80 TedStriker  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:07:51pm

re: #15 spacejesus

the south is a disgusting malignant tumor

Bite me, SJ (and you also, Jimmah, for updinging/encouraging him)...the South is not completely overrun by Cro-Magnons like these that would actually wear Ts like this.

To be fair, morons and idiots are everywhere...they're not constrained to the Southern United States.

81 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:08:10pm

re: #67 Cannadian Club Akbar

FWIW I'm not Canadian, NTTAWWT.

Sure, buddy. Let's see those papers.
/

82 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:08:50pm

This thread is jumping on awesome scale.

83 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:10:07pm

re: #81 Nimed

Sure, buddy. Let's see those papers.
/

I only use 1.25's

84 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:10:13pm

re: #79 Dark_Falcon

It mostly is. Its just having a flare up.

Maybe some Preparation H will help.

85 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:10:29pm

re: #82 Cannadian Club Akbar

This thread is jumping on awesome scale.

It's over 9000!

/

86 TedStriker  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:11:40pm

re: #20 Cannadian Club Akbar

BTW SJ, Kentucky ain't the South.

Depends on who you ask...technically, it is south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but many residents sided with the Union in the Civil War and the state officially stayed neutral during the war.

87 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:11:57pm

re: #85 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

It's over 9000!

/

Image: 38210_k3clh4chsr_l.jpg

88 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:12:17pm

re: #85 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

It's over 9000!

/

WOOT???
//

89 gamark  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:12:24pm

re: #9 Stanley Sea
re: #22 gamark

No answer?

Are you so anxious to paint your political opponents as wingnuts that you are not interested in facts? If that is the case, it is quite immature and is detrimental to the public good.

We could have an honest discussion about whether or not Pakistanis illegally crossing the border (documented fact) is a big problem or not, but you appear to have a different agenda.

90 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:12:42pm

You know who else was from the South?

Lyndon Baines Johnson

//The Great Society!

Image: 471px-Lyndon_B._Johnson_-_15-13-2_-_ca._1915.jpg

91 TedStriker  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:13:12pm

re: #35 Aceofwhat?

I like to think of spacejesus as the blunderbuss of LGF. Not a particularly sophisticated mechanism, and it fires with all of the precision of an enraged hippo, but if you're in a roomful of idiots it can be fun to pull the trigger and watch the mayhem.

I'll give you that ;-P

92 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:13:37pm

re: #90 Gus 802

What party was he from?

93 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:14:51pm

re: #89 gamark

re: #22 gamark

No answer?

Are you so anxious to paint your political opponents as wingnuts that you are not interested in facts? If that is the case, it is quite immature and is detrimental to the public good.

We could have an honest discussion about whether or not Pakistanis illegally crossing the border (documented fact) is a big problem or not, but you appear to have a different agenda.

It's not a big problem. You're going to get a lot of different nationalities crossing the border:

Additionally, some aliens that attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illicitly each year and are encountered by law enforcement are from special-interest countries including Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan; these special interest aliens, numbering in the hundreds, constitute a very small fraction of annual border apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border by law enforcement. Available reporting indicates that some alien smuggling organizations (ASOs) in Mexico specialize in moving special-interest aliens into the United States; however, among the aliens from special-interest countries that have been encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border over at least the past five years, none documented to be a known or suspected terrorist has been known to be assisted by a DTO.

[Link: www.justice.gov...]

94 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:14:55pm

re: #41 Dark_Falcon

Well, I'll give the 'blunder' part of the word. As for the rest, his hating on the south angers me. My mother's family is from the south and she grew up in North Carolina and New Orleans.

Exactly my point. As a tool for dispatching stalkers, he can be useful. At other times, he's just a tool.

95 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:15:52pm

re: #92 Cannadian Club Akbar

What party was he from?

Democratic Party ;)

My records also show that Martin Luther King was from the South as well.

96 SpaceJesus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:15:57pm

wow it's like i walked into stormfront and said "i like black people' or something

97 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:16:30pm

re: #96 spacejesus

Damn SJ. That's way out of line.

98 ryannon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:16:42pm

re: #90 Gus 802

You know who else was from the South?

Lyndon Baines Johnson

//The Great Society!

Image: 471px-Lyndon_B._Johnson_-_15-13-2_-_ca._1915.jpg

The South also produced some fine artists and especially some of our best writers.

99 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:17:11pm

re: #96 spacejesus

wow it's like i walked into stormfront and said "i like black people' or something

Whoa. You like black people?
/

100 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:17:12pm

re: #96 spacejesus

GO BACK TO SPACE!!!
///

101 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:17:21pm

re: #96 spacejesus

wow it's like i walked into stormfront and said "i like black people' or something

No. It's like you walked into a party and floated a turd in the punchbowl.

102 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:17:24pm

re: #26 Rightwingconspirator

Maybe a spray gun would save you some time with that broad brush?


Spacejesus is a force of nature, arguing with Spacejesus is like arguing with a nebula

103 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:18:02pm

re: #102 WindUpBird

Spacejesus is a force of nature, arguing with Spacejesus is like arguing with a nebula

Then why the hell does he curse figs???
/Confused.

104 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:18:10pm

re: #96 spacejesus

wow it's like i walked into stormfront and said "i like black people' or something

heeheehee I'm hiding out in the back of the class with you to throw spitwads :D

105 SpaceJesus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:18:13pm

re: #100 Varek Raith

GO BACK TO SPACE!!!
///


:(

106 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:18:15pm

re: #93 Gus 802

Thanks Gus. The day started with the terrorist fear brigade, I'm kind of calm right now and don't need to go there.

Fireworks in 4+ hours!

107 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:18:32pm

I (heart) SJ.

108 TedStriker  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:18:43pm

re: #96 spacejesus

Save your faux outrage for the stalker tools...that dog doesn't hunt here.

109 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:18:44pm

re: #105 SpaceJesus

:(

What?
I'm eeevil.
:evilgrin:

110 SpaceJesus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:18:52pm

ok, enough teasing southerners. i dont really hate the south. its just that people from the south are the only ones who get upset when you joke about where they're from.

111 gamark  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:19:14pm

re: #93 Gus 802

I don't think its a big problem either. I just don't like partisan hacks. That kind of shit hurts, not helps.

112 Linden Arden  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:19:50pm

re: #96 spacejesus

wow it's like i walked into stormfront and said "i like black people' or something

You committed the common logical fallacy of Hasty Generalization.

Words like "all", "never" and mass grouping like "the whites" or "The south" should be avoided in public.

113 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:19:55pm

re: #106 Stanley Sea

Thanks Gus. The day started with the terrorist fear brigade, I'm kind of calm right now and don't need to go there.

Fireworks in 4+ hours!

Yeah. I was lucky to come across that DOJ link. It's also important to note that in the context of terrorism, which is the basis of most of the fear, has come from legal immigrants. We have yet to be attacked in any form by someone that has entered illegally.

114 RadicalModerate  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:20:27pm

Epic trolling, SpaceJesus.

(at least I hope you're trolling...)
(sees #110)
Whew.
/

115 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:20:36pm

My cat is freaking out due to the fireworks.

116 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:20:56pm

Guys, SJ is just kidding.

117 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:21:06pm

re: #115 Varek Raith

My cat is freaking out due to the fireworks.

The WORST night for animals.

118 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:21:13pm

re: #107 Cannadian Club Akbar

I (heart) SJ.

QFT.
:)

119 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:21:19pm

re: #110 SpaceJesus

ok, enough teasing southerners. i dont really hate the south. its just that people from the south are the only ones who get upset when you joke about where they're from.

Oh, really?
/Thanks for the up-ding on my 101. You at least know irony, which is why you puzzle me.

120 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:21:27pm

It took the Southern Baptist Convention until 1995

NINETEEN

NINETY

FIVE

to renounce its racism and defense of slavery.

Like, the grunge scene came and went, and post-grunge was ascendeent and then FINALLY someone said "you know, maybe we should probably do something about that."

121 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:21:40pm

re: #119 Gang of One

Oh, really?
/Thanks for the up-ding on my 101. You at least know irony, which is why you puzzle me.

SJ works in mysterious ways!

122 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:21:56pm

re: #108 talon_262

Save your faux outrage for the stalker tools...that dog doesn't hunt here.

There actually are some of those dogs hunting here. Not a lot, because they've sorta gone into hiding, but they're here.

123 TedStriker  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:21:59pm

re: #110 SpaceJesus

ok, enough teasing southerners. i dont really hate the south. its just that people from the south are the only ones who get upset when you joke about where they're from.

Think about that for a minute...if someone was slagging the place you were born and/or was living, wouldn't you get more than a bit miffed?

124 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:22:08pm

re: #110 SpaceJesus

ok, enough teasing southerners. i dont really hate the south. its just that people from the south are the only ones who get upset when you joke about where they're from.

I'm not from the south, but my mother is, so I take such jokes kind of badly.

125 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:22:11pm

re: #96 spacejesus

wow it's like i walked into stormfront and said "i like black people' or something

As usual, you lack either the stones or the brains (i don't really care which) to post background data on the question of obesity by state.

[Link: www.cdc.gov...]

126 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:22:17pm

re: #110 SpaceJesus

ok, enough teasing southerners. i dont really hate the south. its just that people from the south are the only ones who get upset when you joke about where they're from.

And that concludes todays Troll Roast drill. This was just a drill. This concludes this test of the LGF Troll Roast System. Thank You.

127 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:22:44pm

re: #107 Cannadian Club Akbar

I (heart) SJ.

I don't care if it rains or freezes.
'Long as I got my plastic spacejesus.
Riding on the dashboard of my mind...

128 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:23:21pm

re: #104 WindUpBird

heeheehee I'm hiding out in the back of the class with you to throw spitwads :D

so I'm like Stormfront?

129 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:23:27pm

re: #126 Rightwingconspirator

And that concludes todays Troll Roast drill. This was just a drill. This concludes this test of the LGF Troll Roast System. Thank You.

*Peeks head out from bomb shelter* Is...is it safe to come out now?

130 TedStriker  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:23:55pm

re: #120 WindUpBird

It took the Southern Baptist Convention until 1995

NINETEEN

NINETY

FIVE

to renounce its racism and defense of slavery.

Like, the grunge scene came and went, and post-grunge was ascendeent and then FINALLY someone said "you know, maybe we should probably do something about that."

The SBC doesn't represent everyone in "the South" and you know it.

Next...

131 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:23:58pm

re: #123 talon_262

Think about that for a minute...if someone was slagging the place you were born and/or was living, wouldn't you get more than a bit miffed?

Hello???? I live in California! I hear it here all the time. Including the classic, there's going to be riots in the street ala Greece with budget cuts.

LOFUCKINGL

132 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:24:01pm

re: #129 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

*Peeks head out from bomb shelter* Is...is it safe to come out now?

*Hurls thermal det in Target's bomb shelter*
MUHAHAHAHA

133 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:24:05pm

re: #129 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Sure first drink's on me.

134 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:24:10pm

re: #123 talon_262

Think about that for a minute...if someone was slagging the place you were born and/or was living, wouldn't you get more than a bit miffed?

If they're slagging a cafe in Portland that I've gone to, yes. if they're slagging the west coast? No.

I don't identify with "the west". That's just stupid. I have very little in common with the Los Angeles vibe.

135 Summer Seale  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:24:13pm

Maybe it's their PhD Thesis for Glenn Beck Univerisity!

136 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:24:19pm

re: #128 Aceofwhat?

so I'm like Stormfront?

No, I'm just goofing ;-)

137 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:25:01pm

re: #129 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

*Peeks head out from bomb shelter* Is...is it safe to come out now?

All clear! Nothing but radiation particle. Have a smoke. The radiation is safe. It's good for you!

//

138 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:25:20pm

re: #137 Gus 802

Particles. PIMF

139 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:25:23pm

re: #132 Varek Raith

*Hurls thermal det in Target's bomb shelter*
MUHAHAHAHA

*Jumps out of the shelter* Fire in the hole!

*BOOM!*

Damnit, I lose more zombie plague shelters that way.

140 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:25:43pm

re: #131 Stanley Sea

Hello??? I live in California! I hear it here all the time. Including the classic, there's going to be riots in the street ala Greece with budget cuts.

LOFUCKINGL

We get all this anti California rage with people here praying for the implosion of the entire state, and people are just like OK sure, cool! That makes a lot of sense to me! Hi, I'm Matrix and I'm a psycho!

BUT NOT THE SOUTH OH CRY CRY ;_;

141 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:25:55pm

re: #137 Gus 802

All clear! Nothing but radiation particle. Have a smoke. The radiation is safe. It's good for you!

//

RadAway is all you need.
/Fallout joke.

142 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:26:18pm

re: #126 Rightwingconspirator

And that concludes todays Troll Roast drill. This was just a drill. This concludes this test of the LGF Troll Roast System. Thank You.

Thankfully, I didn't light the charcoal. :D

BBIAB

143 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:26:30pm

re: #140 WindUpBird

We get all this anti California rage with people here praying for the implosion of the entire state, and people are just like OK sure, cool! That makes a lot of sense to me! Hi, I'm Matrix and I'm a psycho!

BUT NOT THE SOUTH OH CRY CRY ;_;

preeciscely.

144 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:26:48pm

re: #115 Varek Raith

My cat is freaking out due to the fireworks.

Ours will later. I think it is really loud at the lowest freq, where they are more sensitive. At least inside they can bolt or hide safely.

145 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:26:48pm

Guys, I am from the South. And SJ doesn't bother me. I hope him a well and find life. This is just bullshit to get in the way. goodnight all.

146 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:27:05pm

re: #140 WindUpBird

We get all this anti California rage with people here praying for the implosion of the entire state, and people are just like OK sure, cool! That makes a lot of sense to me! Hi, I'm Matrix and I'm a psycho!

BUT NOT THE SOUTH OH CRY CRY ;_;

I think we can all agree that Minnesota is perfectly safe to dis.
/...?
:)

147 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:27:16pm

re: #136 WindUpBird

No, I'm just goofing ;-)

i figured. i'm not really upset (see blunderbuss sarcasm above).

but that joke...eh, i guess we all draw our lines differently.

"ha ha it's like they're all racists and i'm black" he says.

apparently that's only a cool joke if a lefty or an atheist says it...me, i wouldn't touch that with a 10ft pole.

148 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:27:34pm

Yeah, let's forget about the t-shirts and racism. Let's talk about ourselves instead.

/

149 SpaceJesus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:27:54pm

re: #123 talon_262

Think about that for a minute...if someone was slagging the place you were born and/or was living, wouldn't you get more than a bit miffed?

no. neither would anyone i know in colorado or connecticut

150 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:27:58pm

When it comes to making fun of the South, I follow the words of that great sage of the South, Jeff Foxworthy: "You can't make fun of rednecks unless you are one...and I are one."

151 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:28:13pm

re: #139 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

*Jumps out of the shelter* Fire in the hole!

*BOOM!*

Damnit, I lose more zombie plague shelters that way.

switch to firebombs. Zombies burn, and your walls stay intact...

152 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:28:16pm

re: #146 Varek Raith

I think we can all agree that Minnesota is perfectly safe to dis.
/...?
:)

No. Jersey is the only true butt of all jokes.

153 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:28:44pm

re: #124 Dark_Falcon

I'm not from the south, but my mother is, so I take such jokes kind of badly.

My parents are from the midwest, I could not care less if anyone disses the midwest.

Portland, I care. Because I live here, I've been everywhere here, and I know more about Portland than anyone else on this board besides perhaps Killgore 8-)

154 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:28:47pm

re: #152 Gang of One

No. Jersey is the only true butt of all jokes.

Hey!
I used to live there!
:P

155 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:29:14pm

re: #146 Varek Raith

I think we can all agree that Minnesota is perfectly safe to dis.
/...?
:)

Oh, i've dissed Minnesota for years, they keep kicking Phil Hendrie off the air there. :D

156 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:29:41pm

re: #152 Gang of One

No. Jersey is the only true butt of all jokes.

I guess California gets a break for a while. "Left" coast and all.

157 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:29:44pm

re: #152 Gang of One

No. Jersey is the only true butt of all jokes.

I thought it was Florida! Florida is where the madness has taken hold :D

158 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:29:55pm

re: #141 Varek Raith

RadAway is all you need.
/Fallout joke.

at least Fawkes will be ok

(my fav companion by far)

159 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:29:57pm

re: #154 Varek Raith

Hey!
I used to live there!
:P

Used to. That says it all, neh?

160 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:29:59pm

Tribalism. Yeah, that's the bottom line these days.

161 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:30:06pm

re: #157 WindUpBird

I thought it was Florida! Florida is where the madness has taken hold :D

Florida? Ah, you mean God's waiting room?

162 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:30:31pm

re: #157 WindUpBird

I thought it was Florida! Florida is where the madness has taken hold :D

Crist is making a comeback, baby!

163 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:30:48pm

re: #157 WindUpBird

I thought it was Florida! Florida is where the madness has taken hold :D

That is so Year 2000 :)

164 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:31:00pm

re: #161 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Florida? Ah, you mean God's waiting room?

Every radio talker has done the Germany? or Florida? when it comes to insane crime blotters.

165 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:31:07pm

re: #162 Aceofwhat?

Crist is making a comeback, baby!

Sense will prevail.

166 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:31:22pm

re: #154 Varek Raith

Hey!
I used to live there!
:P

You from Joisey?

Yea, maybe we can gets some pizzas and sodas then go to de shore. After dat we can go to da woods and do some partyin'.

//

167 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:31:31pm

re: #163 Rightwingconspirator

That is so Year 2000 :)

Bullcrap! Florida is even crazier now, FARK has their own icon for Florida stories :D

168 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:31:47pm

re: #166 Gus 802

You from Joisey?

Yea, maybe we can gets some pizzas and sodas then go to de shore. After dat we can go to da woods and do some partyin'.

//

What exit?

169 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:31:52pm

re: #160 Stanley Sea

Tribalism. Yeah, that's the bottom line these days.

Image: invasion-of-the-body-snatchers.jpg

170 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:31:52pm

re: #162 Aceofwhat?

Crist is making a comeback, baby!

I hope so, i like that guy, and I'd like to see a strong independent there.

171 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:32:01pm

re: #160 Stanley Sea

Tribalism. Yeah, that's the bottom line these days.

Hey...anyone who lives for CFB season is my tribe, baby;)

172 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:32:10pm

re: #153 WindUpBird

My parents are from the midwest, I could not care less if anyone disses the midwest.

Portland, I care. Because I live here, I've been everywhere here, and I know more about Portland than anyone else on this board besides perhaps Killgore 8-)

Just lurking, because I'm working on something else, but They can make all the rain jokes they want. It just rolls off my back like, um, water off a duck's back.

My webbed feet just walk away from it all, and I can't hear them with all this rust in my ears.

173 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:32:12pm

Now we're at the DUSTBOWL (on the History Channel)

174 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:32:41pm

re: #166 Gus 802

You from Joisey?

Yea, maybe we can gets some pizzas and sodas then go to de shore. After dat we can go to da woods and do some partyin'.

//

My mom's from Jersey. Lived in Lacey Township then Lakewood from the age of 5 to ~13.

175 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:33:33pm

re: #174 Varek Raith

My mom's from Jersey. Lived in Lacey Township then Lakewood from the age of 5 to ~13.

Really? I know Lacey Township.

176 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:33:34pm

re: #172 EmmmieG

Just lurking, because I'm working on something else, but They can make all the rain jokes they want. It just rolls off my back like, um, water off a duck's back.

My webbed feet just walk away from it all, and I can't hear them with all this rust in my ears.

I love the rain here! It scares away all the vain people :D

177 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:33:50pm

re: #160 Stanley Sea

Contemporary Ronin.

No party master. Independent. The other reason to celebrate this weekend.

178 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:33:50pm

Do you know what comes after 2 days of pouring rain in Portland?

Monday.

179 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:33:50pm

re: #171 Aceofwhat?

Hey...anyone who lives for CFB season is my tribe, baby;)

GO GATORS!

180 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:34:30pm

re: #175 Gus 802

Really? I know Lacey Township.

Yep. My grandparents now live in that house.
It's right across the street from Bamber Lake.

181 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:34:40pm

re: #177 Rightwingconspirator

Contemporary Ronin.

No party master. Independent. The other reason to celebrate this weekend.

YES

182 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:35:13pm

re: #177 Rightwingconspirator

Contemporary Ronin.

No party master. Independent. The other reason to celebrate this weekend.

Excellent.

183 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:35:13pm

re: #180 Varek Raith

Yep. My grandparents now live in that house.
It's right across the street from Bamber Lake.

Bamber Lake. That was an old party spot. That and the Dover Forge which not very well known.

184 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:35:26pm

re: #178 EmmmieG

Do you know what comes after 2 days of pouring rain in Portland?

Monday.

heeheehee

My favorite song about rain:

185 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:35:38pm

re: #177 Rightwingconspirator

Contemporary Ronin.

No party master. Independent. The other reason to celebrate this weekend.

Image: warriors2.jpg

186 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:36:57pm

re: #183 Gus 802

Bamber Lake. That was an old party spot. That and the Dover Forge which not very well known.

I'm probably going up later this summer.
I'll take pics.
:)

188 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:38:45pm

re: #186 Varek Raith

I'm probably going up later this summer.
I'll take pics.
:)

Awesome. It's nice down there. I used to spend a lot of time camping or cycling. Double Trouble Road and all that.

189 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:38:54pm

re: #178 EmmmieG

Do you know what comes after 2 days of pouring rain in Portland?

Monday.

We are supposed to hit the mid 90's latter this week. It might wipe out what little garden I have going on this year. We've had so little sun this year that my plants get leaf burn on sunny days. Sunny and 95 degrees? I'm fucked.

190 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:40:18pm

re: #189 Killgore Trout

Yeah, my garden's all messed up, too.

191 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:40:35pm

re: #186 Varek Raith

I'm probably going up later this summer.
I'll take pics.
:)

Not my photo...

[Link: www.flickr.com...]

192 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:40:57pm
193 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:41:08pm

You guys need to use the Pages more. About half of the highlighted pages are from me.

194 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:42:04pm

re: #190 EmmmieG

Yeah, my garden's all messed up, too.

It's really been a devastating year in the garden. I'm trying to not let it get me down but this has just been ridiculous.

195 Gang of One  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:42:19pm

Anyone going to watch the werkz from the Jersey side of the Hudson? I don't want go alone.
/sniff ...

196 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:42:31pm

Just for the Portland folks--

I went to the Hillsboro 4th of July parade yesterday. Lots of candidates marched (all you have to do to get in the Hillsboro parade is turn in an application.)

Ron Wyden was there, as well as Chris Dudley (he's easy to spot).

There were some Tea Partiers. No pantaloons, but one man kilt, and at least one tri-corner.

The SAR was in uniform, but that's different.

197 Varek Raith  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:42:49pm

re: #191 Gus 802

Not my photo...

[Link: www.flickr.com...]

Nice!

BBIAB. Gotta go comfort a very scared kitteh.

198 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:43:58pm

re: #193 Killgore Trout

I hope to get some fireworks for you later with the 7D Killgore. IF I get some good ones, I'll post. Photography is like fishing. They don't call it catching. :)

199 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:44:47pm

re: #198 Rightwingconspirator

I hope to get some fireworks for you later with the 7D Killgore. IF I get some good ones, I'll post. Photography is like fishing. They don't call it catching. :)

I love fireworks photos. difficult, I can imagine. Please post.

200 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:44:47pm

re: #196 EmmmieG

Just for the Portland folks--

I went to the Hillsboro 4th of July parade yesterday. Lots of candidates marched (all you have to do to get in the Hillsboro parade is turn in an application.)

Ron Wyden was there, as well as Chris Dudley (he's easy to spot).

There were some Tea Partiers. No pantaloons, but one man kilt, and at least one tri-corner.

The SAR was in uniform, but that's different.

usually when I think man-kilt I think nerds at sci-fi cons and burning man. :D

I think Stovokor should have marched.

201 Macha  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:46:00pm

re: #131 Stanley Sea

Hello??? I live in California! I hear it here all the time. Including the classic, there's going to be riots in the street ala Greece with budget cuts.

LOFUCKINGL

I'm a native Californian. I've heard it all my life. If I got offended every time someone slammed California, I'd have died from hypertension and ulcers a long time ago.

202 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:46:14pm

re: #200 WindUpBird

usually when I think man-kilt I think nerds at sci-fi cons and burning man. :D

I think Stovokor should have marched.

I think Marc Jacobs.
Freedom for Men

203 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:47:09pm

re: #200 WindUpBird

usually when I think man-kilt I think nerds at sci-fi cons and burning man. :D

I think Stovokor should have marched.

Well, the very last entry was a clearly nuts individual. (Remember, just apply and you march). They had stuck him right in front of the Police officer who was the caboose.

Don't ask me what his little display said. It wasn't "That's nuts" territory. It was "Wha....." territory. No coherent sentences.

204 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:47:29pm

re: #201 Macha

I'm a native Californian. I've heard it all my life. If I got offended every time someone slammed California, I'd have died from hypertension and ulcers a long time ago.

Oh so true. I've lived here a long time, but before then? California is (and was for me) the place to go. It still is, some just don't admit it.

205 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:48:30pm

re: #202 Stanley Sea

Really? wtf happened to my link?

Marc Jacobs

[Link: www.styleguru.org...]

206 TedStriker  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:48:44pm

re: #131 Stanley Sea

Hello??? I live in California! I hear it here all the time. Including the classic, there's going to be riots in the street ala Greece with budget cuts.

LOFUCKINGL

Oh, please...that's not exactly a stereotype of Californians though, is it? However, SJ's comments about Southerners plays into long-standing stereotypes and, just as all West Coasters aren't dope-smoking, anti-military, eco-hippies and all New Jerseyites aren't Tony Soprano, all Southerners aren't Bible-thumping racist rednecks (among other things).

Just sticks in my craw...

207 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:49:27pm

re: #4 Cannadian Club Akbar

I support Jesus as my savior!! I am a wingnut!! WOOT!!

Seems to be where we are now, being a Christian means that I automatically have to be a Republican, that I must love Sarah Palin and deplore Obama, and that I have to believe that Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh are the absolute paragons of truthfulness. That Fox news is the only media outlet that I can trust to tell me what I should believe. That I have to believe in for profit medical/insurance corporations and be against universal healthcare for all citizens. That I have to control women's reproductive choices via restrictive laws and not allow them to make their own choice.

I also have to check my brain and intelligence at the door and deny the past 200 years (plus) of scientific advancement. I instead have to believe in Genesis as a literal historical document, in six day creation, that everything in the entire universe is only 6004 years old or less. I also have to develop selective amnesia and forget that Bush was the one who engineered and oversaw the bailout for Wallstreet and also the first put forward the idea of government "stimulus" spending and instead blame it on Obama. That I should now proclaim that supporting our troops overseas and the war on terror is wrong, but only because the war is being run by a Democrat majority government. Yet I have to somehow claim to support the military even as I do everything I can to cut the legs from underneath them in public opinion.

I have to tell people that Jesus would have been a Republican if he lived today and that he would support the Republican party platform wholeheartedly. I have to denigrate all other religious beliefs other than Christianity and even attempt to have them outlawed. I have to fervently believe that Obama is not a U.S. citizen, that any Muslim is really a terrorist bent solely on killing me and eradicating Christianity, and that Obama is secretly a Muslim who is cleverly attempting to slowly destroy the country.

Blechh!

As if any of that has a damn thing to do with the Gospel? With living a Christian life and promoting Jesus' message through the example of your own lifestyle? It is nothing but thinly disguised hatred of everyone "not like you," teaching hate, teaching racism and intolerance, and living in a constant state of disapproval and hatred of "others." Unfortunately it is practically immune to criticism because they claim that it is actually just following the teachings of the Christian Religion, and who can say it isn't?

/I do. But who is going to listen to me? :p

208 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:49:45pm

re: #193 Killgore Trout

You guys need to use the Pages more. About half of the highlighted pages are from me.

is that a function of volume or the method by which pages are chosen to be highlighted?

209 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:50:15pm

re: #193 Killgore Trout

You guys need to use the Pages more. About half of the highlighted pages are from me.

alright, alright - let me see if I can dig up anything of interest.
sheesh.

210 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:50:54pm

re: #206 talon_262

Oh, please...that's not exactly a stereotype of Californians though, is it? However, SJ's comments about Southerners plays into long-standing stereotypes and, just as all West Coasters aren't dope-smoking, anti-military, eco-hippies and all New Jerseyites aren't Tony Soprano, all Southerners aren't Bible-thumping racist rednecks (among other things).

Just sticks in my craw...

Plenty of stereotypes and tribalism to go around. My point I guess, is chill on the offense.

I love the South. But when I visit my Dad in Myrtle Beach, I do feel that I'm stepping back in time a bit. Oh well, it's America! Happy 4th of July. Celebrate diversity!

211 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:51:39pm

re: #193 Killgore Trout

You guys need to use the Pages more. About half of the highlighted pages are from me.

I have too many other blogs and online doodads I maintain, and really, nobody cares about my music recommendations (which is what I'd use the Pages for) except maybe Behemoth :D

212 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:52:42pm

re: #198 Rightwingconspirator

I hope to get some fireworks for you later with the 7D Killgore. IF I get some good ones, I'll post. Photography is like fishing. They don't call it catching. :)

You've inspired me to find the focus settings on my digital camera in an effort to take better pics. I don't have manual focus available but I'm tweaking the settings.

213 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:52:47pm

re: #123 talon_262

Think about that for a minute...if someone was slagging the place you were born and/or was living, wouldn't you get more than a bit miffed?

Everybody rips on Detroit.

214 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:54:58pm

re: #209 reine.de.tout

alright, alright - let me see if I can dig up anything of interest.
sheesh.

How about making a page for the next cookbook special offer? Is this weekend's special still open?

215 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:57:03pm

re: #214 Killgore Trout

How about making a page for the next cookbook special offer? Is this weekend's special still open?

I'm afraid they went fast. But I have 2 unclaimed, from the Friday overnight.

216 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:57:11pm

re: #213 Alouette

Everybody rips on Detroit.

Picking on New Jersey used to be a national sport. Heck, even Jerseyans got into it.

217 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:58:21pm

re: #212 Killgore Trout

Glad to help any way I can. What camera do you have?

218 webevintage  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:59:12pm

re: #194 Killgore Trout

It's really been a devastating year in the garden. I'm trying to not let it get me down but this has just been ridiculous.

Ugh.
The bugs have been horrid this year, everything has holes in it.
We ended up getting some kind of mold on even the morning glory leaves...it looks pretty sad.
I'm not happy at all.
The tomatoes are yummy, but looking few and far in between.

219 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 4:59:33pm

re: #216 Gus 802

Picking on New Jersey used to be a national sport. Heck, even Jerseyans got into it.

We native Californians are used to people trashing the Golden State..
It gets old

220 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:00:20pm

re: #3 Rightwingconspirator

I wonder how long a guy would last in the 'hood with one of those shirts. Reality show?

I'm reminded of a short segment of Kentucky Fried Movie.

"The White Daredevil," I believe it was called...

221 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:00:39pm

re: #219 HoosierHoops

We native Californians are used to people trashing the Golden State..
It gets old

Yeah, that's pretty new. Although I remember when I was in San Francisco it would be common to trash Los Angeles.

222 Cato the Elder  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:00:53pm

Yee-haw!

223 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:01:20pm

re: #219 HoosierHoops

We native Californians are used to people trashing the Golden State..
It gets old

There's probably no better single brewer in the US than these guys from CA,, and the entire country would be in the internet stone age without silicon valley, so they can suck it :D

224 Mr Pancakes  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:01:23pm

re: #220 JasonA

I'm reminded of a short segment of Kentucky Fried Movie.

"The White Daredevil," I believe it was called...

Hahaha.... dude don't go there.

225 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:01:49pm

SyFy? No Twilight Zone marathon?

Unamerican!

226 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:01:50pm

re: #217 Rightwingconspirator

Glad to help any way I can. What camera do you have?

powershot sd1000. It has some gimmicky face recognition focus feature that might have been part of the problem. I've disabled it. I also think I've been using the zoom feature beyond what it's capable of. I've never really learned to use the camera. I'd rather go back to my trusty 35 mm but taking film to get developed is a pain in the ass.

227 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:02:29pm

re: #221 Gus 802

Yeah, that's pretty new. Although I remember when I was in San Francisco it would be common to trash Los Angeles.

Portlanders trash LA, but we do it with love, like we're the little bastard kid and they're the older brother. Then again, we also trash San Francisco for being too expensive :D

228 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:02:38pm

re: #214 Killgore Trout

How about making a page for the next cookbook special offer? Is this weekend's special still open?

Nope, all used up!

229 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:02:54pm

evening all

230 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:03:06pm

re: #221 Gus 802

Yeah, that's pretty new. Although I remember when I was in San Francisco it would be common to trash Los Angeles.

Agreed my brother..We Northern Californians always trash SOCals...
But as a fellow Brother or Sister...we don't like outsiders trashing our state..

231 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:03:14pm

re: #218 webevintage

Ugh.
The bugs have been horrid this year, everything has holes in it.
We ended up getting some kind of mold on even the morning glory leaves...it looks pretty sad.
I'm not happy at all.
The tomatoes are yummy, but looking few and far in between.

Yeah, I don't think I have much hope of tomatoes at all this year. I had to replant a few times already. this planting is just a few inches high and we're into July already.

232 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:03:15pm

re: #225 JasonA

SyFy? No Twilight Zone marathon?

Unamerican!

What? No Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy?! NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

/

233 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:03:45pm

re: #232 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

What? No Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy?! NNNOOO!!!

/

I think you hit the slash key by mistake...

234 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:04:18pm

re: #230 HoosierHoops

Agreed my brother..We Northern Californians always trash SOCals...
But as a fellow Brother or Sister...we don't like outsiders trashing our state..

I know EXACTLY where I'd move if I moved to California, and that's Arcata. So many friends there :D

235 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:04:29pm

I gotta get my gear together and prep for the fireworks show tonight. New place, never been there before. Anyway a good bbq block party thing. Wish me luck, I doubt there will be wifi. If there is... live bloging a fireworks show might be something to try. Hmmm.

236 Mr Pancakes  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:04:31pm

re: #232 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

What? No Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy?! NNNOOO!!!

/

I have all 156 episodes on my hard drive....... commercial free.

237 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:04:37pm

re: #225 JasonA

SyFy? No Twilight Zone marathon?

Unamerican!

Damned straight...my favorite is still "To Serve Man"

238 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:04:51pm

re: #223 WindUpBird

There's probably no better single brewer in the US than these guys from CA,, and the entire country would be in the internet stone age without silicon valley, so they can suck it :D

My office is in Silly Cone Valley...

239 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:04:58pm

re: #233 JasonA

I think you hit the slash key by mistake...

Maybe...possibly...

240 TedStriker  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:05:08pm

re: #213 Alouette

Everybody rips on Detroit.

I don't have any particular issues with the residents of Detroit and its environs, but I don't have much respect for the local and state governments up there. They, especially Detroit's government, have run the city into the ground, IMNSHO...

241 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:05:30pm

re: #227 WindUpBird

Portlanders trash LA, but we do it with love, like we're the little bastard kid and they're the older brother. Then again, we also trash San Francisco for being too expensive :D

When I moved into SF I rented a car for a couple of days. Saw the first apartment I liked in Nob Hill. The manager was from a town nearby where I grew up and he basically liked me and all I had to do was sign a lease. No checks whatsoever. $550 for a studio/buffet. Down the street from the Fairmont Hotel.

242 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:05:40pm

re: #236 Mr Pancakes

I have all 156 episodes on my hard drive... commercial free.

Bittorrent is a wonderful thing as long as you don't get busted.

243 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:06:19pm

re: #238 HoosierHoops

My office is in Silly Cone Valley...

And that's where most of my other friends are (the ones who all work for the Googles and the Apples and such) There's a convention I attend that's in downtown San Jose, we just invade the town with all our weird costumes and crap :D

244 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:06:32pm

re: #237 PT Barnum

Damned straight...my favorite is still "To Serve Man"

I waffle between that and Time Enough at Last.

245 webevintage  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:06:38pm

re: #242 PT Barnum

Bittorrent is a wonderful thing as long as you don't get busted.

I've been tempted but I keep worrying I'll get some nasty virus.

246 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:07:01pm

re: #234 WindUpBird

I know EXACTLY where I'd move if I moved to California, and that's Arcata. So many friends there :D

I'm a Napa Valley Boy...Some day I'll be back home

247 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:07:06pm

re: #241 Gus 802

When I moved into SF I rented a car for a couple of days. Saw the first apartment I liked in Nob Hill. The manager was from a town nearby where I grew up and he basically liked me and all I had to do was sign a lease. No checks whatsoever. $550 for a studio/buffet. Down the street from the Fairmont Hotel.

You can get those prices here in Portland! I don't want to know what it's like in SF now for a studio there o_o

248 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:07:17pm

re: #216 Gus 802

Picking on New Jersey used to be a national sport. Heck, even Jerseyans got into it.

Weird thing we do here, Nationally we stand together, but state to state, we bash.

Someone should write a paper/blog post.

249 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:07:36pm

re: #245 webevintage

I've been tempted but I keep worrying I'll get some nasty virus.

Generally I tell people if they are using bittorrent or any other file sharing service I won't warranty any virus removal I do. Otherwise I give them a 30 day guarantee.

250 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:07:49pm

re: #158 Aceofwhat?

at least Fawkes will be ok

(my fav companion by far)

A penny for the old Guy!

//

251 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:08:19pm

re: #246 HoosierHoops

I'm a Napa Valley Boy...Some day I'll be back home

I gotta say, I would probably never move to California just because I like the Midwest so much.

252 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:08:29pm

re: #207 ausador

Seems to be where we are now, being a Christian means that I automatically have to be a Republican, that I must love Sarah Palin and deplore Obama, and that I have to believe that Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh are the absolute paragons of truthfulness. That Fox news is the only media outlet that I can trust to tell me what I should believe. That I have to believe in for profit medical/insurance corporations and be against universal healthcare for all citizens. That I have to control women's reproductive choices via restrictive laws and not allow them to make their own choice.

I also have to check my brain and intelligence at the door and deny the past 200 years (plus) of scientific advancement. I instead have to believe in Genesis as a literal historical document, in six day creation, that everything in the entire universe is only 6004 years old or less. I also have to develop selective amnesia and forget that Bush was the one who engineered and oversaw the bailout for Wallstreet and also the first put forward the idea of government "stimulus" spending and instead blame it on Obama. That I should now proclaim that supporting our troops overseas and the war on terror is wrong, but only because the war is being run by a Democrat majority government. Yet I have to somehow claim to support the military even as I do everything I can to cut the legs from underneath them in public opinion.

I have to tell people that Jesus would have been a Republican if he lived today and that he would support the Republican party platform wholeheartedly. I have to denigrate all other religious beliefs other than Christianity and even attempt to have them outlawed. I have to fervently believe that Obama is not a U.S. citizen, that any Muslim is really a terrorist bent solely on killing me and eradicating Christianity, and that Obama is secretly a Muslim who is cleverly attempting to slowly destroy the country.

Blechh!

As if any of that has a damn thing to do with the Gospel? With living a Christian life and promoting Jesus' message through the example of your own lifestyle? It is nothing but thinly disguised hatred of everyone "not like you," teaching hate, teaching racism and intolerance, and living in a constant state of disapproval and hatred of "others." Unfortunately it is practically immune to criticism because they claim that it is actually just following the teachings of the Christian Religion, and who can say it isn't?

/I do. But who is going to listen to me? :p

I stepped away, but want to repost this excellent take.

253 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:08:38pm

re: #244 JasonA

I waffle between that and Time Enough at Last.

There's...something on the wing. Some...THING!

254 Cato the Elder  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:08:39pm

Half of these shits who say "I support closing our borders" would be on food stamps within a month with no illegals making dickdoodlysquat so the rednecks can buy cheap stuff at Wal-Mart.

255 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:08:42pm

re: #248 Stanley Sea

Weird thing we do here, Nationally we stand together, but state to state, we bash.

Someone should write a paper/blog post.

My favorite target is Seattle. because I grew up there, and then it got all expensive and uptight and full of evil traffiic and all my favorite hangs closed down and YUCK and I fled for the border.

256 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:08:51pm

re: #247 WindUpBird

You can get those prices here in Portland! I don't want to know what it's like in SF now for a studio there o_o

I haven't looked. I could only guess that it would be slightly under twice the rent now. Portland and Denver are similar with rent prices.

257 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:09:29pm

re: #256 Gus 802

I haven't looked. I could only guess that it would be slightly under twice the rent now. Portland and Denver are similar with rent prices.

yeah, i know a guy who moved from Boulder to here, lived in Denver as well, and he's like "oh cool! Same rent!"

258 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:09:29pm

re: #226 Killgore Trout

That will help. If it has a mode for macro (usually a flower icon) try that. Try getting as close as it will focus and then back up a bit.

259 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:10:05pm

re: #228 reine.de.tout

Could you check your email? Thx.

260 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:10:09pm

re: #253 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

There's...something on the wing. Some...THING!

Never been a huge fan of that one, actually. Hell, I liked Lithgow's better.

261 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:10:32pm

re: #252 Stanley Sea

I stepped away, but want to repost this excellent take.

Religious right: We're oppressed because we can't force you to believe the same things we do.

262 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:11:04pm

re: #257 WindUpBird

yeah, i know a guy who moved from Boulder to here, lived in Denver as well, and he's like "oh cool! Same rent!"

Right. Which isn't exactly low but better than other cities. It's gone way up since I moved here. The salaries haven't kept up.

263 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:11:41pm

re: #213 Alouette

Everybody rips on Detroit.

When you are watching a movie or TV show, and they want you to know right away that a particular character is one or more of the following:
1. Stupid
2. Ignorant
3. Racist
4. Vicious
5. Mean
6. Murderous
7. Idiotic
8. Uneducated

What sort of accent will that character have, 9 times out of 10?

264 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:11:55pm

re: #260 JasonA

Never been a huge fan of that one, actually. Hell, I liked Lithgow's better.

Shatner was in several Twilight Zone episodes.

I'm looking forward to seeing him in @#$@ My Dad Says. They guy has some real comedic chops. I bought my wife all 4 seasons of Boston Legal for Christmas last year. "Denny Crane!"

265 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:12:04pm

re: #261 PT Barnum

Religious right: We're oppressed because we can't force you to believe the same things we do.

My mom woke up in the hospital this morning with a religious pamphlet on her tray. The gist of it was eternal something or other after death. Really creepy.

266 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:12:25pm

re: #15 spacejesus

the south is a disgusting malignant tumor

I regret that I have but one upding to give :D

267 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:12:26pm

re: #262 Gus 802

Right. Which isn't exactly low but better than other cities. It's gone way up since I moved here. The salaries haven't kept up.

It's low for a major metropolitan area on the West coast, but yeah, not low compared to the midwest. Thankfully I've never needed much space.

268 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:12:59pm

re: #260 JasonA

Never been a huge fan of that one, actually. Hell, I liked Lithgow's better.

Same here. Ironically, one of my favorite Twilight Zone stories isn't the original series version, but the movie remake, namely "Kick The Can."

269 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:13:01pm

re: #265 JasonA

My mom woke up in the hospital this morning with a religious pamphlet on her tray. The gist of it was eternal something or other after death. Really creepy.

How's she doing?

270 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:13:31pm

re: #264 PT Barnum

Shatner was in several Twilight Zone episodes.

I'm looking forward to seeing him in @#$@ My Dad Says. They guy has some real comedic chops. I bought my wife all 4 seasons of Boston Legal for Christmas last year. "Denny Crane!"

Yeah, I think his one with the diner was better than the original Nightmare at 20,000 Feet. It had a point to make.

271 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:13:38pm

re: #265 JasonA

My mom woke up in the hospital this morning with a religious pamphlet on her tray. The gist of it was eternal something or other after death. Really creepy.

Time to tell a joke

Dick Cheney wakes up from heart surgery and realizes all the window shades are closed. He calls the nurse. "Why are all my shades closed?"
The nurse replies "Well there was a fire across the street and we didn't want you to think the operation had been a failure."

272 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:13:46pm

re: #259 Rightwingconspirator

Could you check your email? Thx.

got it.
response sent!

273 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:13:49pm

1143 and 1776 -- two great years.

Here's to divided loyalties!

274 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:14:29pm

re: #269 Gus 802

How's she doing?

Physically she's better. Worrying her ass off about the bills, though.

275 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:14:50pm

OK you East Coasters - report on the fireworks this year!

3.5 hours and counting...

276 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:14:52pm

re: #263 reine.de.tout

When you are watching a movie or TV show, and they want you to know right away that a particular character is one or more of the following:
1. Stupid
2. Ignorant
3. Racist
4. Vicious
5. Mean
6. Murderous
7. Idiotic
8. Uneducated

What sort of accent will that character have, 9 times out of 10?

1: southern
2: southern, California valley girl/surfer
3: southern
4: german
5: german, english
6: german, english, whatever Hannibal lecter's accent is
7, 8: valley, southern

We may watch different movies, though :D There aren't many southerners in Star Wars, for example. Lots of scheming empire brits!

277 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:15:22pm

re: #263 reine.de.tout

When you are watching a movie or TV show, and they want you to know right away that a particular character is one or more of the following:
1. Stupid
2. Ignorant
3. Racist
4. Vicious
5. Mean
6. Murderous
7. Idiotic
8. Uneducated

What sort of accent will that character have, 9 times out of 10?

It's too bad. I know some very nice people from the South. Of course they all moved away from there as soon as they could after graduation, so maybe they just didn't belong..

278 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:15:57pm

re: #263 reine.de.tout

When you are watching a movie or TV show, and they want you to know right away that a particular character is one or more of the following:
1. Stupid
2. Ignorant
3. Racist
4. Vicious
5. Mean
6. Murderous
7. Idiotic
8. Uneducated

What sort of accent will that character have, 9 times out of 10?

Sounds like a smoker!

//

279 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:16:32pm

re: #278 Gus 802

Sounds like a smoker!

//

Meaning that most smokers are now cast as the villains these days.

280 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:16:44pm

re: #278 Gus 802

Sounds like a smoker!

//

That, too!

281 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:17:13pm

re: #279 Gus 802

Meaning that most smokers are now cast as the villains these days.

Yes, I knew exactly what you meant.
Which is why, I guess, people think it's perfectly OK to be rude to smokers who are smoking in the smoking area.

282 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:17:21pm

re: #110 SpaceJesus

ok, enough teasing southerners. i dont really hate the south. its just that people from the south are the only ones who get upset when you joke about where they're from.

Of course, SJ. Some of us know you better than others, it seems ;-)

283 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:17:22pm

re: #279 Gus 802

Meaning that most smokers are now cast as the villains these days.

*puffs* At $10 a pack I won't be an evil prick much longer...

284 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:17:42pm

re: #243 WindUpBird

And that's where most of my other friends are (the ones who all work for the Googles and the Apples and such) There's a convention I attend that's in downtown San Jose, we just invade the town with all our weird costumes and crap :D

*waves* I work for a top 10 company in the world in Technology and based in Silicone Valley. (It's not bragging if it's true). I love the Tech pages that Charles puts up...Hopefully we will have some Tech pages here in the future
That will allow registered lizards to have access to Tech support for IT. There is so much talent here.. I see a Q&A forum for lizards in IT in our future..
A Mac page.. A PC support Page...You know the potential is mind blowing..
Charles hit a homerun with pages

285 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:17:59pm

I used the N word yesterday and got called a racist.

I don't know why people get so upset when you say NASCAR.

286 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:18:16pm

re: #283 JasonA

*puffs* At $10 a pack I won't be an evil prick much longer...

$3,650/year!!

287 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:18:20pm

4th of July... a holiday based around the fact that we told a mentally ill Brit to go to hell... not very politically correct in my opinion. Can't we all just get along.

288 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:18:35pm

re: #277 PT Barnum

It's too bad. I know some very nice people from the South. Of course they all moved away from there as soon as they could after graduation, so maybe they just didn't belong..

I'm still here.
And I love it.
So . . . I guess, then, since all the nice folks you know moved away, that doesn't say much about me.
Thank you.

289 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:18:45pm

re: #286 Gus 802

$3,650/year!!

Fuckin' tell me about.

Screw you, Albany...

290 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:19:17pm

re: #284 HoosierHoops

*waves* I work for a top 10 company in the world in Technology and based in Silicone Valley. (It's not bragging if it's true). I love the Tech pages that Charles puts up...Hopefully we will have some Tech pages here in the future
That will allow registered lizards to have access to Tech support for IT. There is so much talent here.. I see a Q&A forum for lizards in IT in our future..
A Mac page.. A PC support Page...You know the potential is mind blowing..
Charles hit a homerun with pages

That would be cool...I'd volunteer for MS Office help, PC, and databases, as those are my fields of expertise.

291 TedStriker  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:19:21pm

re: #263 reine.de.tout

When you are watching a movie or TV show, and they want you to know right away that a particular character is one or more of the following:
1. Stupid
2. Ignorant
3. Racist
4. Vicious
5. Mean
6. Murderous
7. Idiotic
8. Uneducated

What sort of accent will that character have, 9 times out of 10?

New Yawkish?

///I think we all know the answer to reine's question...

292 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:19:22pm

re: #276 WindUpBird

1: southern
2: southern, California valley girl/surfer
3: southern
4: german
5: german, english
6: german, english, whatever Hannibal lecter's accent is
7, 8: valley, southern

We may watch different movies, though :D There aren't many southerners in Star Wars, for example. Lots of scheming empire brits!

Even though the commander of Red Squadron in Episode IV does have such an accent. But that's the only one I can think of.

293 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:19:32pm

re: #286 Gus 802

$3,650/year!!

Damn, that's like a car payment.

294 Cato the Elder  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:19:38pm

Two of the bumper stickers in that video:

"Psalms 109:8"

and

"So Ray Yet?"

The first refers to the line that says, "May his days be few, and may another take his office."

The second apparently refers to James Earl Ray, the man who murdered Dr. King.

Nice.

295 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:20:05pm

re: #288 reine.de.tout

I'm still here.
And I love it.
So . . . I guess, then, since all the nice folks you know moved away, that doesn't say much about me.
Thank you.

Well, it's really just you and austin_blue.
/

296 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:20:23pm

re: #293 WindUpBird

Damn, that's like a car payment.

Yeah. Or one decent used car per year. Now double that for the chain smokers. Whew.

297 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:20:52pm

What are we doing here? Celebrating the fourth by having regional fights?

Face it. We're all North American Scum. Crank it and Dance, bitches!


(you folks across the pond are outta luck) :P

298 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:20:57pm

re: #290 PT Barnum

That would be cool...I'd volunteer for MS Office help, PC, and databases, as those are my fields of expertise.

Should we name the first page ' Microsoft Sucks?' Or would Charles get sued by Bill Gates?
LOL

299 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:21:08pm

re: #293 WindUpBird

Damn, that's like a car payment.

What kind of cars are you buying?!?

Unless you meant down payment. :P Say "car payment" I think of the monthly bill.

300 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:21:45pm

Reine..I would like to visit the south sometime, I have wanted to do a Civil War battlefield tour since I saw Ken Burns Civil War.

We're going to Mt Rushmore next week. I'm very excited cause I've never been.

301 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:21:54pm

re: #296 Gus 802

Yeah. Or one decent used car per year. Now double that for the chain smokers. Whew.

GUHHHH

Actually, come to think of it, I think all my bar tabs + what beer I buy for home equals about that.

302 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:21:55pm

re: #298 HoosierHoops

Should we name the first page ' Microsoft Sucks?' Or would Charles get sued by Bill Gates?
LOL

I think Apple has designs on that title.

303 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:21:56pm

re: #294 Cato the Elder

Two of the bumper stickers in that video:

"Psalms 109:8"

and

"So Ray Yet?"

The first refers to the line that says, "May his days be few, and may another take his office."

The second apparently refers to James Earl Ray, the man who murdered Dr. King.

Nice.

Exactly Cato. (watch the vid, those who haven't, it's really good)

304 Political Atheist  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:22:21pm

re: #272 reine.de.tout

got it.
response sent!

I do have 2 unclaimed prints from the Friday overnight. Last Call to claim them. Just drop RDT your LuLu note, with your personal stuff removed if you like.

If those do not get requested I'll be happy to make them available for 2 more purchases. I really need to run off now! ------->

305 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:22:32pm

re: #248 Stanley Sea

Weird thing we do here, Nationally we stand together, but state to state, we bash.

Someone should write a paper/blog post.

It's ok...it's like family. We bicker amongst ourselves but ultimately stand together. (And endearingly, i find the same dynamic here at LGF!)

306 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:22:50pm

re: #301 WindUpBird

GUHHH

Actually, come to think of it, I think all my bar tabs + what beer I buy for home equals about that.

Strange habit I picked up when I was 30. Started out with Dunhills at 2.50 a pack in SF.

307 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:22:51pm

re: #298 HoosierHoops

Should we name the first page ' Microsoft Sucks?' Or would Charles get sued by Bill Gates?
LOL

That would be my take on it..as I have a love hate relationship with their products.

I'd love to see an open source alternative, but Linux just isn't ready for the vast majority of users out there.

308 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:23:40pm

re: #300 PT Barnum

Reine..I would like to visit the south sometime, I have wanted to do a Civil War battlefield tour since I saw Ken Burns Civil War.

We're going to Mt Rushmore next week. I'm very excited cause I've never been.

Oh, hon . . .
If you think you'll visit Louisiana, let me know and I will give you a list of places to visit. I'll include a Civil War battlefield, too, if you want, and New Orleans if you think you must. But there's so much more . . .

309 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:23:46pm

re: #305 Aceofwhat?

It's ok...it's like family. We bicker amongst ourselves but ultimately stand together. (And endearingly, i find the same dynamic here at LGF!)

If you moved the bottom tier of Iowa counties to Missouri, you'd improve the literacy rate of both states.

310 TedStriker  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:23:48pm

re: #276 WindUpBird

1: southern
2: southern, California valley girl/surfer
3: southern
4: german
5: german, english
6: german, english, whatever Hannibal lecter's accent is
7, 8: valley, southern

We may watch different movies, though :D There aren't many southerners in Star Wars, for example. Lots of scheming empire brits!

I digress a bit...

311 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:23:53pm

re: #299 JasonA

What kind of cars are you buying?!?

Unless you meant down payment. :P Say "car payment" I think of the monthly bill.

$3600 a year = $300 a month.

yeah, $3600 a month would be like a Gallardo :D

312 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:24:31pm

re: #308 reine.de.tout

Oh, hon . . .
If you think you'll visit Louisiana, let me know and I will give you a list of places to visit. I'll include a Civil War battlefield, too, if you want, and New Orleans if you think you must. But there's so much more . . .

I dunno, the only reason I would have visited Louisiana was for the seafood :(

313 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:24:57pm

re: #307 PT Barnum

That would be my take on it..as I have a love hate relationship with their products.

I'd love to see an open source alternative, but Linux just isn't ready for the vast majority of users out there.

I know how to use Linux, but it's useless for me. I develop windows games and I use art tools that pretty much require regularly updated drivers so no Linux. :(

314 Cato the Elder  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:25:20pm

re: #294 Cato the Elder

Two of the bumper stickers in that video:

"Psalms 109:8"

and

"So Ray Yet?"

The first refers to the line that says, "May his days be few, and may another take his office."

The second apparently refers to James Earl Ray, the man who murdered Dr. King.

Nice.

I got the second one wrong. On closer examination, it says "Sorry Yet?"

I wouldn't be surprised to see the one I misread crop up, though.

315 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:25:22pm

re: #304 Rightwingconspirator

I do have 2 unclaimed prints from the Friday overnight. Last Call to claim them. Just drop RDT your LuLu note, with your personal stuff removed if you like.

If those do not get requested I'll be happy to make them available for 2 more purchases. I really need to run off now! --->

REPEATING THIS!
There are 2 unclaimed prints from a cookbook purchase made overnight Friday. If this is you, then please contact me! Last call.

316 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:25:47pm

re: #263 reine.de.tout

When you are watching a movie or TV show, and they want you to know right away that a particular character is one or more of the following:
1. Stupid
2. Ignorant
3. Racist
4. Vicious
5. Mean
6. Murderous
7. Idiotic
8. Uneducated

What sort of accent will that character have, 9 times out of 10?

Well, Detroiters don't have an accent. I think the 10th time would be a Joisey accent.

317 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:26:07pm

re: #313 WindUpBird

I know how to use Linux, but it's useless for me. I develop windows games and I use art tools that pretty much require regularly updated drivers so no Linux. :(

what kind of games?

I'm working my way through Oblivion now...I never buy games until after they hit the bargain rack. By the time I buy them, they run really well on whatever I'm running them on.

318 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:26:32pm

My daughter-in-law is from Alabama (born & bred) but she talks like a Yankee.

319 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:27:04pm

re: #317 PT Barnum

what kind of games?

I'm working my way through Oblivion now...I never buy games until after they hit the bargain rack. By the time I buy them, they run really well on whatever I'm running them on.

Here's a great place to find mods for Oblivion if you're interested.

[Link: www.tesnexus.com...]

320 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:27:17pm

re: #318 Alouette

My daughter-in-law is from Alabama (born & bred) but she talks like a Yankee.

There's a certain accent in New Orleans that almost sounds New Yorkish if you haven't heard it before.

321 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:27:20pm

re: #318 Alouette

My daughter-in-law is from Alabama (born & bred) but she talks like a Yankee.

She hates the Mets? /

322 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:27:51pm

re: #314 Cato the Elder

I got the second one wrong. On closer examination, it says "Sorry Yet?"

I wouldn't be surprised to see the one I misread crop up, though.

So it's just ODS. That's better, but not much better.

323 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:28:05pm

re: #308 reine.de.tout

Oh, hon . . .
If you think you'll visit Louisiana, let me know and I will give you a list of places to visit. I'll include a Civil War battlefield, too, if you want, and New Orleans if you think you must. But there's so much more . . .

Memories...when I left Florida for California I took a month to get there. New Orleans to Natchez. And beyond. It was the best trip.

324 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:28:27pm

re: #307 PT Barnum

That would be my take on it..as I have a love hate relationship with their products.

I'd love to see an open source alternative, but Linux just isn't ready for the vast majority of users out there.

We have gone open source with our Enterprise Software for the last 5 years.
Our SANS systems can connect to any Platform OS and read the Data.. Does matter if it is MS, Sun, HP, EMC, It is a hugely successful platform for us..
Open source is the future.. I promise you

325 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:28:37pm

re: #321 iceweasel

She hates the Mets? /

Mets suck. No son of mine would marry a Mets fan.

326 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:28:39pm

re: #319 JasonA

Here's a great place to find mods for Oblivion if you're interested.

[Link: www.tesnexus.com...]

I got the unofficial patch from there. I'm just having fun with it, although I have to set a timer or I'll be on there for hours. Kind of like WOW, but you don't have to play with anybody else if you don't want to. WoW almost requires you to find a group at some point and I don't have the patience or the time.

327 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:29:35pm

re: #325 Alouette

Mets suck. No son of mine would marry a Mets fan.

LOL

328 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:29:37pm

re: #317 PT Barnum

what kind of games?

I'm working my way through Oblivion now...I never buy games until after they hit the bargain rack. By the time I buy them, they run really well on whatever I'm running them on.

I would like time to stand still for 2 months so I could play something like Oblivion.

Finished Daggerfall twice, though. :)

329 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:29:38pm

re: #317 PT Barnum

what kind of games?

I'm working my way through Oblivion now...I never buy games until after they hit the bargain rack. By the time I buy them, they run really well on whatever I'm running them on.

Little casual downloadable games that housewives like to play :D Think like Popcap games, bejeweled and such, but more indie and interesting. Nothing triple-A core like an Xbox game, very small budgets,

Oblivion is great, i too bought Oblivion (and Morrowind, and Daggerfall, ah memories) on the cheap and played the hell out of it. be sure and do all the different guild tracks! So much great stuff in the guild tracks. The assassin one especially.

330 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:29:57pm

re: #326 PT Barnum

I got the unofficial patch from there. I'm just having fun with it, although I have to set a timer or I'll be on there for hours. Kind of like WOW, but you don't have to play with anybody else if you don't want to. WoW almost requires you to find a group at some point and I don't have the patience or the time.

LotRO is better. But yeah, I get your point. :)

331 Cato the Elder  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:29:59pm

"We'll try to stay serene and calm
When Alabama gets the Bomb!"

--Tom Lehrer, "Who's Next?"

332 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:30:47pm

re: #328 Nimed

I would like time to stand still for 2 months so I could play something like Oblivion.

Finished Daggerfall twice, though. :)

Uh! Respect! You're probably a guy who can geek out about Bard's Tale and Dungeon Master with me 8-)

333 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:31:15pm

re: #329 WindUpBird

Little casual downloadable games that housewives like to play :D Think like Popcap games, bejeweled and such, but more indie and interesting. Nothing triple-A core like an Xbox game, very small budgets,

Oblivion is great, i too bought Oblivion (and Morrowind, and Daggerfall, ah memories) on the cheap and played the hell out of it. be sure and do all the different guild tracks! So much great stuff in the guild tracks. The assassin one especially.

Don't forget Dragon Age. Oh wait, you already have...

334 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:31:19pm

re: #287 Walter L. Newton

4th of July... a holiday based around the fact that we told a mentally ill Brit to go to hell... not very politically correct in my opinion. Can't we all just get along.

had a little golf on in the background today...

"Well it just doesn't seem right that a redcoat would be winning on today of all days...but i guess we're all friends now."

-David Feherty (AKA the #1 reason to have golf on in the background)

335 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:31:25pm

re: #324 HoosierHoops

We have gone open source with our Enterprise Software for the last 5 years.
Our SANS systems can connect to any Platform OS and read the Data.. Does matter if it is MS, Sun, HP, EMC, It is a hugely successful platform for us..
Open source is the future.. I promise you

I hope so, but until Linux is as easy for people to use as Windows or whatever the most recent version of the MAC OS is, it's not going to get the market share.

336 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:31:57pm

re: #240 talon_262

I don't have any particular issues with the residents of Detroit and its environs, but I don't have much respect for the local and state governments up there. They, especially Detroit's government, have run the city into the ground, IMNSHO...

In Florida they are still known as the "Black tag people" because the Michigan State plates were black with white lettering. They have been moving or retiring down here by the tens of thousands for the last several decades. Seeing Michigan plates is a very, very common occurrence in any part of Florida that you might happen to be in.

It is still true today, although the tags are no longer black, my last two girlfriends (back when I had a life) were both from Michigan and between them introduced me to hundreds of people from there.

337 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:32:25pm

re: #335 PT Barnum

I hope so, but until Linux is as easy for people to use as Windows or whatever the most recent version of the MAC OS is, it's not going to get the market share.

Even Mac doesn't seem that many games ported over to it, which seems odd to me.

338 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:32:33pm

re: #333 JasonA

Don't forget Dragon Age. Oh wait, you already have...

I STILL NEED TO PLAY IT :(

I have no time yet, there may be a break in one of my projects coming up in which case I plan to binge on Dragon Age, Alan Wake, and Mass Effect 2.

339 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:32:45pm

re: #320 PT Barnum

There's a certain accent in New Orleans that almost sounds New Yorkish if you haven't heard it before.

There is a New Orleans city accent...associated with downtown New Orleans, particularly with the German and Irish Third Ward, that is hard to distinguish from the accent of Hoboken, Jersey City, and Astoria, Long Island, where the Al Smith inflection, extinct in Manhattan, has taken refuge. The reason, as you might expect, is that the same stocks that brought that accent to Manhattan imposed it on New Orleans.

AJ Liebling, Earl of Louisiana, epigraph to Confederacy of Dunces.

340 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:33:03pm

re: #312 PT Barnum

I dunno, the only reason I would have visited Louisiana was for the seafood :(

Melrose Planation

Laura Plantation

San Francisco Plantation

Visit Natchitoches, LA and stay here. Take the buggy tour, worth the $5.

Jefferson Island

Vermillionville

341 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:33:08pm

re: #335 PT Barnum

I hope so, but until Linux is as easy for people to use as Windows or whatever the most recent version of the MAC OS is, it's not going to get the market share.

telling that every single one of my friends who uses Linux as their primary OS works in tech. :D

342 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:33:24pm

re: #338 WindUpBird

I STILL NEED TO PLAY IT :(

I have no time yet, there may be a break in one of my projects coming up in which case I plan to binge on Dragon Age, Alan Wake, and Mass Effect 2.

Oh. I didn't realize that was out already.

343 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:33:26pm

re: #339 iceweasel

There is a New Orleans city accent...associated with downtown New Orleans, particularly with the German and Irish Third Ward, that is hard to distinguish from the accent of Hoboken, Jersey City, and Astoria, Long Island, where the Al Smith inflection, extinct in Manhattan, has taken refuge. The reason, as you might expect, is that the same stocks that brought that accent to Manhattan imposed it on New Orleans.

AJ Liebling, Earl of Louisiana, epigraph to Confederacy of Dunces.

This is true. It's how my grandparents spoke.

344 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:34:05pm

re: #330 JasonA

LotRO is better. But yeah, I get your point. :)

it is..I've played it..but after I read this article, I swore of MMORPGs

345 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:34:10pm

re: #342 JasonA

Oh. I didn't realize that was out already.

I know, right?!?!? fucking thing took like 8 years to make, and now it's out and people are like what

346 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:35:20pm

re: #317 PT Barnum

what kind of games?

I'm working my way through Oblivion now...

Favourite line from Oblivion (although you'll need to join the Dark Brotherhood to hear it) :

"Ah, yes, the orphanage contract. You know, some of the little ones actually tried to defend themselves hehehe"

And what's with Falanu Hlaalu? Eww!

347 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:36:39pm

re: #332 WindUpBird

Uh! Respect! You're probably a guy who can geek out about Bard's Tale and Dungeon Master with me 8-)

Sure thing. We've had this conversation before (I remember I couldn't keep up with the weird text-based CRPGs marjoriemoon kept mentioning).

Man, this was really weird, but I dreamed about Dungeon Master a couple of days ago. It's been what, almost 20 years?

My unconscious is filled with garbage, even for an unconscious.

348 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:36:43pm

re: #332 WindUpBird

Uh! Respect! You're probably a guy who can geek out about Bard's Tale and Dungeon Master with me 8-)

Well, I saw a new D&D figure today. Called "Orcus, Prince of Undeath", its a mini of a long-standing "big-bad" in D&D. I'm think about a satire of it for the Stalkers. Thoughts?

349 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:37:27pm

re: #346 Jimmah

Just reminds me of how much I hated the voice acting in that game.

350 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:38:00pm

re: #343 reine.de.tout

This is true. It's how my grandparents spoke.

Confederacy of Dunces is a great book and in part for the dialect speech.

351 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:38:08pm

re: #334 Aceofwhat?

had a little golf on in the background today...

"Well it just doesn't seem right that a redcoat would be winning on today of all days...but i guess we're all friends now."

-David Feherty (AKA the #1 reason to have golf on in the background)

Oh, another Feherty classic. Bummed I missed that one.

352 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:38:16pm

re: #347 Nimed

Sure thing. We've had this conversation before (I remember I couldn't keep up with the weird text-based CRPGs marjoriemoon kept mentioning).

Man, this was really weird, but I dreamed about Dungeon Master a couple of days ago. It's been what, almost 20 years?

My unconscious is filled with garbage, even for an unconscious.

It's okay, I'm so there. I spent so many hours playing certainl older Atari ST/Commodore games that i just have the imagery constantly pingponging around my head. Nothing will ever beat the sense of weird discovery of playing old creaky computer games pre-internet, no instruction manual, just a mysterious box, plug in the disc, start figuring stuff out.

353 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:38:49pm

re: #348 Dark_Falcon

Well, I saw a new D&D figure today. Called "Orcus, Prince of Undeath", its a mini of a long-standing "big-bad" in D&D. I'm think about a satire of it for the Stalkers. Thoughts?

This sounds extremely promising. :)

354 What, me worry?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:39:22pm

re: #347 Nimed

Sure thing. We've had this conversation before (I remember I couldn't keep up with the weird text-based CRPGs marjoriemoon kept mentioning).

Man, this was really weird, but I dreamed about Dungeon Master a couple of days ago. It's been what, almost 20 years?

My unconscious is filled with garbage, even for an unconscious.

LOL You know my hubby just d/l Dungeon Keeper which I never got into, but he loved it. I meant to tell you. He's playing Civ4 now cuz he's getting geared up for Civ5 to come out. I need a good city building game like CaesarIV.

355 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:40:18pm

re: #335 PT Barnum

I hope so, but until Linux is as easy for people to use as Windows or whatever the most recent version of the MAC OS is, it's not going to get the market share.

We have had 2 or 300 hundred IT folks on Windows 7 ready to rip it a new ass..And trust me..Anytime we get a chance to rip Microsoft a new ass we have enough in house geeks ready to throw down...Seriously..
Windows 7 has gotten a thumbs up from our IT Dept...We love the codebase..
Microsoft did really well..Love the new OS

356 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:40:23pm

re: #349 JasonA

Just reminds me of how much I hated the voice acting in that game.

I thought the voice acting was great. Could have done with a bit more variety perhaps.

357 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:41:27pm

re: #354 marjoriemoon

LOL You know my hubby just d/l Dungeon Keeper which I never got into, but he loved it. I meant to tell you. He's playing Civ4 now cuz he's getting geared up for Civ5 to come out. I need a good city building game like CaesarIV.

If he's into Civ then I HOPE HE'S PLAYED ALPHA CENTAURI, which is really the best civ game of all :D

I recommend Dwarf Fortress if you are A) into city building, B) don't mind a 25 year old user interface and C) want to bear witness to the single most complicated simulation game ever made :D And it's free!

358 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:42:05pm

Monologue with 69 year old male, Houma, Louisiana

359 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:42:37pm

re: #297 iceweasel

What are we doing here? Celebrating the fourth by having regional fights?

Face it. We're all North American Scum. Crank it and Dance, bitches!


[Video]
(you folks across the pond are outta luck) :P

That's right, grrl.

I've got the life...dance!

360 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:42:46pm

re: #354 marjoriemoon

LOL You know my hubby just d/l Dungeon Keeper which I never got into, but he loved it. I meant to tell you. He's playing Civ4 now cuz he's getting geared up for Civ5 to come out. I need a good city building game like CaesarIV.

What could he possibly see in that game...

361 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:42:58pm

re: #353 iceweasel

This sounds extremely promising. :)

I've actually just now decided on the name:

Dorkus, Prince of Blogstalking. It's a riff on Rodan and his "Diary of Daedalus".

Any D&D fans want to suggest powers for him?

362 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:45:13pm

re: #361 Dark_Falcon

I've actually just now decided on the name:

Dorkus, Prince of Blogstalking. It's a riff on Rodan and his "Diary of Daedalus".

Any D&D fans want to suggest powers for him?

He has a +5 keyboard of Vacuousness

363 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:46:36pm

re: #319 JasonA

Here's a great place to find mods for Oblivion if you're interested.

[Link: www.tesnexus.com...]

My favourite Oblivion mod is "cats and rats". Intended to add a little ambience to the houses and cities, the cats can however be marshalled into a formidable and intensely loyal fighting force if you have a decent command creature spell. And if one should attack a rat while you are walking through town with one and a guard sees it, all hell will break loose :)

364 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:46:41pm

re: #356 Jimmah

I thought the voice acting was great. Could have done with a bit more variety perhaps.

Dragon Age has great voices. Claudia Black, Kate Mulgrew, Tim Curry... all around a good cast.

365 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:47:15pm

re: #346 Jimmah

Favourite line from Oblivion (although you'll need to join the Dark Brotherhood to hear it) :

"Ah, yes, the orphanage contract. You know, some of the little ones actually tried to defend themselves hehehe"

And what's with Falanu Hlaalu? Eww!


[Video]

Heh.

It was a huge pain on occasion being a vampire...but after a few nights' sleep in a dark cave, i was a monster among monsters...

366 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:48:10pm

Ya'll always lose me with the game talk.

History channel up to D-Day for those tracking.

367 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:48:16pm

re: #365 Aceofwhat?

Heh.

It was a huge pain on occasion being a vampire...but after a few nights' sleep in a dark cave, i was a monster among monsters...

As fun as those games are, though, they still can't match the fun I had playing with friends in high school.

368 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:48:25pm

re: #363 Jimmah

Heh. Too many for me to pick a favorite. The companion mods can be cool, the ones with player houses, one that lets you rebuild that town where you find the heir. One thing I have to give Bethesda props for is making it easier for modders to go to work.

369 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:48:53pm

re: #349 JasonA

Just reminds me of how much I hated the voice acting in that game.

Dragon Age was quite the upgrade in that respect, as well...

370 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:48:58pm

re: #367 PT Barnum

As fun as those games are, though, they still can't match the fun I had playing with friends in high school.


High school Shadowrun represent

371 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:49:06pm

re: #367 PT Barnum

As fun as those games are, though, they still can't match the fun I had playing Paper and Pencil D&D with friends in high school.

PIMF

372 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:49:19pm

re: #362 PT Barnum

He has a +5 keyboard of Vacuousness

Cool. Here's another (but keep 'em coming):

Prince of Blogosphere Undeath: Anyone slain by the Ban Hammer of Charles, or the Wrench of Stinky may become a Wraith that fights on behalf of Dorkus.

373 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:49:21pm

re: #366 Stanley Sea

Ya'll always lose me with the game talk.

History channel up to D-Day for those tracking.

Let me know when they get up the end of America in November 2008...

///

374 What, me worry?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:50:14pm

re: #357 WindUpBird

If he's into Civ then I HOPE HE'S PLAYED ALPHA CENTAURI, which is really the best civ game of all :D

I recommend Dwarf Fortress if you are A) into city building, B) don't mind a 25 year old user interface and C) want to bear witness to the single most complicated simulation game ever made :D And it's free!

Alpha Centauri? But of course!

I really dig the 3D of Caesar. I think I'm spoiled. You can get right down to the buildings, close and personal.

375 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:50:35pm

re: #371 PT Barnum

PIMF

Course I started with the box set put out in '77 so my memories may be a bit faded...

YOU KIDS QUIT SWIMMING IN MY MOAT! IT SCARES THE PIRHANAS!

376 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:50:46pm

re: #367 PT Barnum

As fun as those games are, though, they still can't match the fun I had playing with friends in high school.

No, definitely not. They are, however, a vast improvement over TV when the kids are asleep or otherwise engaged and the Mrs. is having alone time...

377 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:50:56pm

re: #370 WindUpBird

High school Shadowrun represent

They still make it, you know. Interesting that you and I play games made by the same company.

-Battletech fan.

378 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:51:10pm
379 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:51:53pm

My strategy game du jour is Empire: Total War. Starts in 1700 and goes up to 1799. I love playing the Prussians.

380 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:52:23pm

re: #376 Aceofwhat?

No, definitely not. They are, however, a vast improvement over TV when the kids are asleep or otherwise engaged and the Mrs. is having alone time...

I've seen multiple tools for running virtual P&P over the internet, which I thought might be kind of fun. I may still do it. I have been reading through Basic Fantasy Roleplaying which is a really good take off on D&D before it got too damned complicated.

381 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:52:39pm

re: #351 Stanley Sea

Oh, another Feherty classic. Bummed I missed that one.

That's the magic of Feherty. Every 5 minutes, there's a new classic.

"oh, he's not gonna like that. there is some laaarrrge furniture out that way."

382 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:53:29pm

re: #364 JasonA

Dragon Age has great voices. Claudia Black, Kate Mulgrew, Tim Curry... all around a good cast.

gmta, my wise friend...

383 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:53:56pm

re: #361 Dark_Falcon

I've actually just now decided on the name:

Dorkus, Prince of Blogstalking. It's a riff on Rodan and his "Diary of Daedalus".

Any D&D fans want to suggest powers for him?

Causes the Yawn of Massive Boredom.

His equip: Bag of Holding (Grudges), bottle opener.

384 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:54:30pm

re: #382 Aceofwhat?

gmta, my wise friend...

It helps that the dialog is 10x better, too. The lines they give Claudia and Kate are gold.

385 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:54:41pm

re: #362 PT Barnum

He has a +5 keyboard of Vacuousness

The ability to spawn sockpuppets

386 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:54:57pm

re: #383 iceweasel

Causes the Yawn of Massive Boredom.

His equip: Bag of Holding (Grudges), bottle opener.

Hi You! Happy 4th!

387 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:55:29pm

Conversation with 32 year old black female, Detroit, Michigan

Monologue with 61 year old white female, Brently, Alabama

From: American English Dialect Recordings: The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection - (American Memory from the Library of Congress)

388 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:55:32pm

History Channel now...THE BOMB

389 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:55:38pm

re: #385 Alouette

The ability to spawn sockpuppets

He can also cast Annoy the Shit Out of People 10 x per day

390 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:55:44pm

re: #372 Dark_Falcon

Cool. Here's another (but keep 'em coming):

Prince of Blogosphere Undeath: Anyone slain by the Ban Hammer of Charles, or the Wrench of Stinky may become a Wraith that fights cries piteously along with Dorkus.

minor fixage. :)

391 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:55:50pm

re: #385 Alouette

The ability to spawn sockpuppets

Resistant to reason...

392 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:56:34pm

re: #389 PT Barnum

He can also cast Annoy the Shit Out of People 10 x per day

And can use Logical Fallacy at will

393 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:56:37pm

re: #388 Stanley Sea

History Channel now...THE BOMB

I've got that saved on my DVR, but haven't watched it yet. Have they mentioned the betting pool that was going around Los Alamos the day before the Trinity test?

394 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:56:47pm

Stacy McC is depressed: "When I'm in this mood, it feels as if the universe is conspiring to humliate [sic!] me."

Bwahaha!

395 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:56:52pm

re: #383 iceweasel

Causes the Yawn of Massive Boredom.

His equip: Bag of Holding (Grudges), bottle opener.

He needs a weapon though, but it can't be a wand (too suggestive). What do you think, ICE? You've got a gift for summing up Stalkers.

396 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:57:41pm

re: #395 Dark_Falcon

He needs a weapon though, but it can't be a wand (too suggestive). What do you think, ICE? You've got a gift for summing up Stalkers.

How about the Rod of Wankery?

397 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:58:39pm

re: #383 iceweasel

Causes the Yawn of Massive Boredom.

His equip: Bag of Holding (Grudges), bottle opener.

The Yawn of Massive Boredom ©

398 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:58:59pm

re: #397 Gus 802

The Yawn of Massive Boredom ©

Impervious to Petrifying GAZE.

399 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:59:22pm

re: #364 JasonA

Dragon Age has great voices. Claudia Black, Kate Mulgrew, Tim Curry... all around a good cast.

I might try that one next time I'm looking for a game - ty.

400 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:59:39pm

re: #397 Gus 802

The Yawn of Massive Boredom ©

Oh I forgot, he can also cast Flounce 10 times per day

401 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 5:59:43pm

re: #394 Alouette

Stacy McC is depressed: "When I'm in this mood, it feels as if the universe is conspiring to humliate [sic!] me."

Bwahaha!

heh. word has it that the universe tried, only to find that SmC had already taken care of it...

402 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:00:16pm

By the way, has anybody read The Romance of the Three Kingdoms? Is it any good?

Dark Falcon?

403 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:00:39pm

re: #401 Aceofwhat?

heh. word has it that the universe tried, only to find that SmC had already taken care of it...

hmmm....humliate..is that when you get oral sex and the giver says where is it?

404 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:00:47pm

re: #399 Jimmah

I might try that one next time I'm looking for a game - ty.

If you liked Oblivion, you'll fucking LOVE this one. It's not quite as big, but it's much more polished and the dialogue is sans pareil.

405 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:01:07pm

re: #403 PT Barnum

hmmm...humliate..is that when you get oral sex and the giver says where is it?

Feel free to turn me in to charles for that one..oh hell, I'll do it myself..

406 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:01:16pm

re: #399 Jimmah

I might try that one next time I'm looking for a game - ty.

The gameplay is reminiscent of Bioware's old D&D games, if you ever played them. And if you haven't then I'm done with you.

/

407 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:01:25pm

re: #385 Alouette

The ability to spawn sockpuppets

That's a good one. It's a proper counterpart to Orcus's "The Dead Rise". Here's the spell's stats:

Any thread Dorkus spawns sock puppets on turns to Crap until the sockpuppets are removed. Stalker Trolls may use these sock puppets to spew hate and venom onto decent blog.

408 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:01:26pm

re: #400 PT Barnum

Oh I forgot, he can also cast Flounce 10 times per day

Diary of Daedalus. AKA The Sisters of Perpetual Disgruntlement ™

409 What, me worry?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:01:53pm

re: #400 PT Barnum

Oh I forgot, he can also cast Flounce 10 times per day

But if you wield the Stinky Beaumont Axe of Maiming in time, you can kill the Flounce spell.

410 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:02:12pm

re: #402 Nimed

By the way, has anybody read The Romance of the Three Kingdoms? Is it any good?

Dark Falcon?

No, I've never read it.

411 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:02:43pm

re: #406 JasonA

The gameplay is reminiscent of Bioware's old D&D games, if you ever played them. And if you haven't then I'm done with you.

/

Neverwinter Nights was a lot of fun. Have you tried D&D online? It's using a free to play model now, and before I gave up on MMORPGs it was the one I was playing on a regular basis.

412 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:02:45pm

Alright, I'm almost out of smokes and am trying to resist going out for another pack. Let me see if there's some booze in the house...

413 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:03:17pm

re: #409 marjoriemoon

But if you wield the Stinky Beaumont Axe of Maiming in time, you can kill the Flounce spell.

You can also use the Freeze Breath of Iceweasel, or the Claymore of Jimmah.

414 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:03:32pm

re: #411 PT Barnum

Neverwinter Nights was a lot of fun. Have you tried D&D online? It's using a free to play model now, and before I gave up on MMORPGs it was the one I was playing on a regular basis.

I played NWN, but never D&D Online. I heard it was kind of ho-hum.

415 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:03:49pm

re: #395 Dark_Falcon

He needs a weapon though, but it can't be a wand (too suggestive). What do you think, ICE? You've got a gift for summing up Stalkers.

the Flaccid Flail of FAIL?

416 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:03:56pm

re: #412 JasonA

Alright, I'm almost out of smokes and am trying to resist going out for another pack. Let me see if there's some booze in the house...

Ooh...yes, i will have a G&T, thank you.

(wife and daughter off to see the fireworks...little son going to bed in a minute...so you're all stuck with me and my gin)

417 TedStriker  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:03:57pm

re: #409 marjoriemoon

But if you wield the Stinky Beaumont Axe of Maiming Disemvowelment in time, you can kill the Flounce spell.

FTFY ;-P

418 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:04:37pm

re: #396 PT Barnum

How about the Rod of Wankery?

No0, we have to keep it PG-13. R-rated can't be sold at the game stores I frequent.

419 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:04:48pm

re: #361 Dark_Falcon

I've actually just now decided on the name:

Dorkus, Prince of Blogstalking. It's a riff on Rodan and his "Diary of Daedalus".

Any D&D fans want to suggest powers for him?

He is permanently burdened with the Staff of Enduring Butthurt, which he is cursed never to be able to discard.

420 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:04:53pm

re: #416 Aceofwhat?

Ooh...yes, i will have a G&T, thank you.

(wife and daughter off to see the fireworks...little son going to bed in a minute...so you're all stuck with me and my gin)

Just don't mention golf again and we're cool.

421 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:04:58pm

re: #349 JasonA

Just reminds me of how much I hated the voice acting in that game.

Much Better...

422 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:05:28pm

re: #418 Dark_Falcon

No0, we have to keep it PG-13. R-rated can't be sold at the game stores I frequent.

?

What kind of game store can make money without selling games like GTA?

423 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:06:02pm

re: #414 JasonA

I played NWN, but never D&D Online. I heard it was kind of ho-hum.

re: #414 JasonA

I played NWN, but never D&D Online. I heard it was kind of ho-hum.

Different feel. You pretty much had to group to get anywhere, and there were quite a few puzzles in the game which was nice. Best part was there wasn't much in the way of grinding as you had to complete quests to get experience and levels as opposed to killing large numbers of whatever.

LOTR was probably the closest thing I ever found to a WoW clone.

424 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:06:25pm

Oh, hell.
Neighbor just walked over, blood streaming down her face.
She fell and cut her head, looks like a pretty deep cut to me.

Cleaned it up a bit and took a look; I think she needs a couple of stitches but she refuses to let me take her to the hospital.

She lives alone; I think this shook her up, that she was injured and had no one in the house to help her, and just wandered over just to have some company for a bit.

425 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:06:40pm

re: #415 iceweasel

the Flaccid Flail of FAIL?

That's near Lake Flaccid which is right next to Douchemont. Both towns being created by Herbert Rodent Mouthbreathier.

426 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:06:51pm

re: #423 PT Barnum

LotRO has a much better crowd, which goes a long way with me.

427 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:06:54pm

re: #420 JasonA

Just don't mention golf again and we're cool.

I'm in big trouble aren't I?
Golf
Golf
I love Golf!

428 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:07:16pm

re: #419 Jimmah

He is permanently burdened with the Staff of Enduring Butthurt, which he is cursed never to be able to discard.

I imagine the Flaccid Flail of FAIL as being like a sad limp balloon animal. It squeaks about as much and does even less damage to others.

429 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:07:37pm

Bah, all this talk about D&D-style games. Who needs to learn magic when you can lug one of these bad boys into battle?

430 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:07:42pm

re: #427 HoosierHoops

I'm in big trouble aren't I?
Golf
Golf
I love Golf!

GAZE!

/

431 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:07:51pm

re: #426 JasonA

LotRO has a much better crowd, which goes a long way with me.

Yeah...I may have to give it another shot...I liked it when I played it last time, but I'm just not ready to get sucked back into that....I'm kind of enjoying not being on the computer all the time...

432 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:08:24pm

re: #429 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Bah, all this talk about D&D-style games. Who needs to learn magic when you can lug one of these bad boys into battle?

Screw the FatMan and its 50 lb weight. Make Nuka grenades.

433 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:08:28pm

re: #422 JasonA

?

What kind of game store can make money without selling games like GTA?

They sell board games and miniatures, mostly, not video games. Because the books are left unwrapped (so people can look at them and decide if they want to buy), stuff for RPGs can't really be badly unsuited for kids.

434 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:08:38pm

re: #393 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

I've got that saved on my DVR, but haven't watched it yet. Have they mentioned the betting pool that was going around Los Alamos the day before the Trinity test?

No. I'm going to look that one up!

This show though, since yesterday, has really been excellent. I love history.

435 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:08:50pm

re: #428 iceweasel

I imagine the Flaccid Flail of FAIL as being like a sad limp balloon animal. It squeaks about as much and does even less damage to others.

Such is the destiny for the Latin Kinglette.

436 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:09:01pm

re: #420 JasonA

Just don't mention golf again and we're cool.

yeah, but it's Feherty...(you know him, right?)

437 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:09:06pm

re: #433 Dark_Falcon

They sell board games and miniatures, mostly, not video games. Because the books are left unwrapped (so people can look at them and decide if they want to buy), stuff for RPGs can't really be badly unsuited for kids.

Doh. Getting my game media mixed up.

438 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:09:21pm

re: #436 Aceofwhat?

yeah, but it's Feherty...(you know him, right?)

*blank stare*

439 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:09:36pm

re: #432 JasonA

Screw the FatMan and its 50 lb weight. Make Nuka grenades.

Nah, too hit and miss with those. Plus, I generally put more points into Big Guns than I do into Explosives.

440 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:09:39pm

re: #433 Dark_Falcon

They sell board games and miniatures, mostly, not video games. Because the books are left unwrapped (so people can look at them and decide if they want to buy), stuff for RPGs can't really be badly unsuited for kids.

Most of the stores around here have started shrink wrapping them, which really sucks, but I'm sure it keeps the stock from getting too shopworn. If I was going to play again, I'd stick with some of the good Open Source rulesets out there right now.

441 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:09:54pm

re: #424 reine.de.tout

Oh, hell.
Neighbor just walked over, blood streaming down her face.
She fell and cut her head, looks like a pretty deep cut to me.

Cleaned it up a bit and took a look; I think she needs a couple of stitches but she refuses to let me take her to the hospital.

She lives alone; I think this shook her up, that she was injured and had no one in the house to help her, and just wandered over just to have some company for a bit.

She needs to be checked out anyway; all head injuries do. They also bleed a LOT when they bleed at all, even when the person is fine.
If she won't go to the hospital you should call them to take a look at her, sorry to say. Not for the bleeding, but for potential concussion and the like.
Happened to a neighbour of mine once too. Sorry.

442 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:10:17pm

re: #428 iceweasel

I imagine the Flaccid Flail of FAIL as being like a sad limp balloon animal. It squeaks about as much and does even less damage to others.

Heh. To paraphrase Lord Blackadder - "it does about as much damage as a bunny rabbit with the word 'boo!' painted on it's nose"

443 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:10:32pm

re: #439 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Nah, too hit and miss with those. Plus, I generally put more points into Big Guns than I do into Explosives.

At least we aren't talking about the Missile Launcher. That thing is a steaming pile.

444 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:10:54pm

re: #427 HoosierHoops

I'm in big trouble aren't I?
Golf
Golf
I love Golf!

Geesh. Is there any sport you don't like?

445 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:11:45pm

re: #435 Gus 802

Such is the destiny for the Latin Kinglette.

Hee. Almost as good as your earlier one. What's up, Gus? How's yer fourth?

446 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:12:23pm

re: #445 iceweasel

Hee. Almost as good as your earlier one. What's up, Gus? How's yer fourth?

Hey Ice. Just another day. Yourself?

447 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:12:48pm

re: #419 Jimmah

He is permanently burdened with the Staff of Enduring Butthurt, which he is cursed never to be able to discard.

I like it.

So we've got one spell (Spawning Sock Puppets) and a weapon (the Staff of Enduring Butthurt). We need at least one more spell and an interesting trait. We've already got Size (Gargantuan, needed for a "big-bad") and his alignment (Chaotic Evil).

448 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:12:48pm

re: #438 JasonA

*blank stare*

You have to 'hear' him to appreciate him. Awesome golf commentator. You're life will be enriched, trust moi.

449 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:13:32pm

re: #424 reine.de.tout

Oh, hell.
Neighbor just walked over, blood streaming down her face.
She fell and cut her head, looks like a pretty deep cut to me.

Cleaned it up a bit and took a look; I think she needs a couple of stitches but she refuses to let me take her to the hospital.

She lives alone; I think this shook her up, that she was injured and had no one in the house to help her, and just wandered over just to have some company for a bit.

cold pressure is as good a two stiches

450 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:14:39pm

re: #446 Gus 802

Hey Ice. Just another day. Yourself?

pretty ok. damned hot here. Missing Jimmah. And macy's fireworks on the hudson AGAIN this year (damn you, Jersey, DAAAAMN YOU!) which sucks.

451 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:14:49pm

re: #447 Dark_Falcon

I like it.

So we've got one spell (Spawning Sock Puppets) and a weapon (the Staff of Enduring Butthurt). We need at least one more spell and an interesting trait. We've already got Size (Gargantuan, needed for a "big-bad") and his alignment (Chaotic Evil).

Can go without sleep while stalking...

452 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:14:54pm

re: #446 Gus 802

Hey Ice. Just another day. Yourself?

453 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:15:00pm

re: #429 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Bah, all this talk about D&D-style games. Who needs to learn magic when you can lug one of these bad boys into battle?

Very good.

This one is better.

454 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:15:15pm

re: #450 iceweasel

pretty ok. damned hot here. Missing Jimmah. And macy's fireworks on the hudson AGAIN this year (damn you, Jersey, DAAAMN YOU!) which sucks.

Yeah, today's been a hot one. :(

455 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:15:38pm

re: #451 JasonA

Can go without sleep while stalking...

Will give up marriage for stalking.

//

456 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:15:51pm

Recommendation. Jerk spice (chicken done today) This is the real deal

[Link: www.bushabrowne.com...]

457 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:15:53pm

re: #451 JasonA

Can go without sleep while stalking...

Nah, it needs to be something stupid or nasty.

458 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:16:19pm

re: #450 iceweasel

pretty ok. damned hot here. Missing Jimmah. And macy's fireworks on the hudson AGAIN this year (damn you, Jersey, DAAAMN YOU!) which sucks.

Hot and humid? It's been semi hot around here. I leave it outside with the cooler running. About 72 in my apartment.

459 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:16:33pm

re: #455 Gus 802

Will give up marriage for stalking.

//

A woman would actually show interest in him?

/I kid, I kid!

460 Jimmah  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:17:16pm

re: #447 Dark_Falcon

I like it.

So we've got one spell (Spawning Sock Puppets) and a weapon (the Staff of Enduring Butthurt). We need at least one more spell and an interesting trait. We've already got Size (Gargantuan, needed for a "big-bad") and his alignment (Chaotic Evil).

The Staff of Enduring Butthurt is more of an encumbrance, a curse, basically. The weapon has to be the Flaccid Flail of Fail. As for the alighnment I would have gone for Chaotic Stoopid.

461 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:17:25pm

re: #454 JasonA

Yeah, today's been a hot one. :(

Hey you! How's your mom doing? (saw your earlier comments) -- hope you're both hanging in there.

I thought of you yesterday-- I just read World War Z (I know, this puts me only 4 years behind the curve or whatever)-- it's pretty great fun summer reading, highly recommend-- and of course, features "The Battle of Yonkers!1!"

462 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:17:25pm

Likes short walks on beach so I can get back to stalking.

//

463 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:18:22pm

re: #456 Stanley Sea

Recommendation. Jerk spice (chicken done today) This is the real deal

[Link: www.bushabrowne.com...]

Cool, bookmarked, thanks!

464 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:18:35pm

Warhammer fans will appreciate this bit of Fallout modding:

465 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:18:37pm

re: #444 Nimed

Geesh. Is there any sport you don't like?

Can't think of one..
Have you ever wondered how a sports guy ended up at a political blog?
I guess after posting at sports blogs and told terrible things about my mother I could always come here and be myself....

466 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:18:43pm

"OK honey. I'll go to the movie with you but we have to leave as soon as the trailers are done. 10 minutes tops. I have to go back to my computer and continue monitoring Little Green Footballs."

//

467 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:19:29pm

re: #461 iceweasel

Hey you! How's your mom doing? (saw your earlier comments) -- hope you're both hanging in there.

I thought of you yesterday-- I just read World War Z (I know, this puts me only 4 years behind the curve or whatever)-- it's pretty great fun summer reading, highly recommend-- and of course, features "The Battle of Yonkers!1!"

I've been meaning to get to that one. Written by Mel Brooks' son. I trust the apple didn't fall far from the tree?

468 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:19:44pm

re: #424 reine.de.tout

Oh, hell.
Neighbor just walked over, blood streaming down her face.
She fell and cut her head, looks like a pretty deep cut to me.

Cleaned it up a bit and took a look; I think she needs a couple of stitches but she refuses to let me take her to the hospital.

She lives alone; I think this shook her up, that she was injured and had no one in the house to help her, and just wandered over just to have some company for a bit.

BUmmer. ER waits are going to be long tonight too.

469 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:20:10pm

re: #460 Jimmah

The Staff of Enduring Butthurt is more of an encumbrance, a curse, basically. The weapon has to be the Flaccid Flail of Fail. As for the alignment I would have gone for Chaotic Stoopid.

That alignment doesn't exist. He clearly isn't Good, and he's too disorganized and all-over-the-place to be Lawful Evil. We can, however, use the Flaccid Flail of Fail as a weapon for him, though.

470 Reginald Perrin  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:20:21pm

re: #457 Dark_Falcon

Nah, it needs to be something stupid or nasty.

He suffers from Wiley Coyote syndrome, has this strange ability to grasp defeat from of the jaws of victory.

471 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:20:55pm

re: #463 iceweasel

You wanted a roundup of mopey wingnut posts earlier. There a pretty complete list over are Hot Air : "The Great Airbrushing meets the Great Relearning on the Fourth"
They're all pretty depressed.

472 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:21:03pm

re: #463 iceweasel

Cool, bookmarked, thanks!

It is the ultimate. I find it in (Cost Plus) now World Market. Sometimes....I have to buy online when they don't have it.

473 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:21:38pm

re: #453 Aceofwhat?

Very good.

This one is better.


[Video]

If you overlook the need to charge-up shots and the fact that it eats through power cells like a troll through dignity, it truly is a god amongst BFGs.

474 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:23:01pm

re: #470 Reginald Perrin

He suffers from Wiley Coyote syndrome, has this strange ability to grasp defeat from of the jaws of victory.

That works. Can you work that into a spell that backfires on him?

475 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:23:01pm

"Son, when are you going to come home for Christmas dinner?"

"Mom, I already told you. I'll be there as soon as I'm done compiling data for a study of Little Green Football users including charts, graphs, and schedules. This might take a year or more. I love you mom but this is more important! By the way, can I borrow some money?"

//

476 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:23:03pm

re: #473 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

If you overlook the need to charge-up shots and the fact that it eats through power cells like a troll through dignity, it truly is a god amongst BFGs.

It has competition.

477 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:23:17pm

re: #467 JasonA

I've been meaning to get to that one. Written by Mel Brooks' son. I trust the apple didn't fall far from the tree?

Really, his son? Had no idea.

It's just a great book. Not as funny as the one before it, I gather. Not even funny at all, actually. An oral history of the zombie war-- global in scope, really well-imagined and detailed. Believe it or not, politics junkies would really like it--partly because of the detail.

DF--you'd dig it, I think.

478 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:24:01pm

re: #475 Gus 802

"Son, when are you going to come home for Christmas dinner?"

"Mom, I already told you. I'll be there as soon as I'm done compiling data for a study of Little Green Football users including charts, graphs, and schedules. This might take a year or more. I love you mom but this is more important! By the way, can I borrow some money?"

//

I'll be there by next March, mom! Promise! /

479 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:24:13pm

re: #476 JasonA

It has competition.


[Video]

Truly, there is no kill like overkill.

480 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:25:01pm

re: #471 Killgore Trout

You wanted a roundup of mopey wingnut posts earlier. There a pretty complete list over are Hot Air : "The Great Airbrushing meets the Great Relearning on the Fourth"
They're all pretty depressed.

Cheers, KT! BTW, have to read and upding your pages- looks like you did some excellent work. Thanks!

481 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:25:26pm

re: #478 iceweasel

I'll be there by next March, mom! Promise! /

"Mom, I'm afraid I'm going to have to cancel."

"Why son?"

"Charles just Tweeted something bad about me."

"Who's Charles?"

"Mom, I already told you. It's personal!"

//

482 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:27:19pm

re: #441 iceweasel

She needs to be checked out anyway; all head injuries do. They also bleed a LOT when they bleed at all, even when the person is fine.
If she won't go to the hospital you should call them to take a look at her, sorry to say. Not for the bleeding, but for potential concussion and the like.
Happened to a neighbour of mine once too. Sorry.

I agree. I gave her our number and told her to call if she felt weird, and I'd take her to the ER. I think I'll walk over there in a bit and check on her. This was a bad cut.

483 Firstinla  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:27:35pm

re: #478 iceweasel

One of my fondest memories of my mother: I got back from Vietnam in mid-August. My first night home she fixed a complete Christmas dinner, even put up a Christmas tree to go along with it. My wacko family sat around singing carols while waiting for the turkey to finish. I love my wacko family.

484 Nervous Norvous  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:29:16pm

re: #466 Gus 802

"OK honey. I'll go to the movie with you but we have to leave as soon as the trailers are done. 10 minutes tops. I have to go back to my computer and continue monitoring Little Green Footballs."

//

That's why God made Blackberries

485 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:30:10pm

re: #480 iceweasel

Cheers, KT! BTW, have to read and upding your pages- looks like you did some excellent work. Thanks!

I had some lucky finds on a slow news day today.

486 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:30:29pm

re: #482 reine.de.tout

I agree. I gave her our number and told her to call if she felt weird, and I'd take her to the ER. I think I'll walk over there in a bit and check on her. This was a bad cut.

the head is very vascular...once the bleeding stops it will start to heal up immediately...trust me...unless it is some long jagged gash to the bone

487 ryannon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:30:30pm

re: #263 reine.de.tout

When you are watching a movie or TV show, and they want you to know right away that a particular character is one or more of the following:
1. Stupid
2. Ignorant
3. Racist
4. Vicious
5. Mean
6. Murderous
7. Idiotic
8. Uneducated

What sort of accent will that character have, 9 times out of 10?

LEAVE GEORGE BUSH ALONE!

488 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:30:43pm

Actual Jimmah/iceweasel conversation, 30 seconds or so ago:

Jimmah: please be careful among those abandoned mental institutions on uninhabited islands, honey

Ice: Yeah, I checked, there's no way for me to get access easily

Jimmah: I never thought I'd have to say those words...lol

489 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:30:53pm

re: #438 JasonA

*blank stare*

Feherty...all day with this stuff. Makes golf worth watching.

490 Charles Johnson  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:31:44pm

I think it's cool that I can now give hat tips to readers that are links to their collections of Pages.

Thinking of adding a feature that would make especially good Pages show up as front page posts, with an author byline.

491 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:32:23pm

re: #448 Stanley Sea

You have to 'hear' him to appreciate him. Awesome golf commentator. You're life will be enriched, trust moi.

you know a guy is funny when he can make a commercial funny...

492 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:33:27pm

I've got the spell:

Stench of Booze: Dorkus may use this spell to rapidly consume large amounts of booze and enter a Violent Drunken State. During this state he emits a Stench with a 4-range Aura.

493 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:33:50pm

Neighbor's got all kinds of fireworks going off next door, and my cats are just sitting there, yawning as though nothing's happening.

494 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:35:27pm

re: #493 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Neighbor's got all kinds of fireworks going off next door, and my cats are just sitting there, yawning as though nothing's happening.

yeah, they keep waking my son up, but on the 4th...it's all good.

495 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:35:57pm

re: #493 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Neighbor's got all kinds of fireworks going off next door, and my cats are just sitting there, yawning as though nothing's happening.

This is Indiana..There is shit going off everywhere... It's a war zone..
Poor Winston is freaking out...Funnier than heck..
Boom!

496 Mr Pancakes  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:38:43pm

re: #493 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Neighbor's got all kinds of fireworks going off next door, and my cats are just sitting there, yawning as though nothing's happening.

It's always funny until someone gets hurt...
And then it's just hilarious!

497 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:39:08pm

re: #493 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Neighbor's got all kinds of fireworks going off next door, and my cats are just sitting there, yawning as though nothing's happening.

I had a big bad male shepherd for 14 yrs...he was as brave as a dog can be...used to tube down the rapids with us...fought several dogs that were far bigger and more vicious, all that...he was utterly fearless until he heard thunder or fireworks....he would find the darkest, most remote place to hide and just shake til it was over...you never know

498 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:40:12pm

re: #496 Mr Pancakes

It's always funny until someone gets hurt...
And then it's just hilarious!

Damn, he'll have to settle for the Honorable Mention category this year.

499 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:40:43pm

re: #490 Charles

I think it's cool that I can now give hat tips to readers that are links to their collections of Pages.

Thinking of adding a feature that would make especially good Pages show up as front page posts, with an author byline.

I think that's incredibly cool! I nominate Killgore and his Bircher pages for that feature if you implement it. (Other people too, that's just first).

500 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:41:03pm

re: #497 albusteve

Winston is under the bed...He doesn't do 4th of July well

501 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:41:14pm

re: #495 HoosierHoops

This is Indiana..There is shit going off everywhere... It's a war zone..
Poor Winston is freaking out...Funnier than heck..
Boom!

ABQ is pretty wild too...some 3 and 4 inchers will go off from private property around me...I have no clue about permits here but that is some big ass stuff

502 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:41:42pm

re: #497 albusteve

I had a big bad male shepherd for 14 yrs...he was as brave as a dog can be...used to tube down the rapids with us...fought several dogs that were far bigger and more vicious, all that...he was utterly fearless until he heard thunder or fireworks...he would find the darkest, most remote place to hide and just shake til it was over...you never know

Our eldest cat is this tiny little calico, we figure she had to be the runt of the litter. But she is a mean little thing, willing to take on cats twice her size and even dogs. But hamsters? She gets one sniff and bolts.

503 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:42:03pm

re: #500 HoosierHoops

Winston is under the bed...He doesn't do 4th of July well

I feel for the little guy

504 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:43:24pm

re: #501 albusteve

ABQ is pretty wild too...some 3 and 4 inchers will go off from private property around me...I have no clue about permits here but that is some big ass stuff

Fireworks are legal in Indiana....Go big or go home here

505 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:45:30pm

re: #448 Stanley Sea

You have to 'hear' him to appreciate him. Awesome golf commentator. You're life will be enriched, trust moi.

more Feherty...

506 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:45:33pm

re: #502 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Our eldest cat is this tiny little calico, we figure she had to be the runt of the litter. But she is a mean little thing, willing to take on cats twice her size and even dogs. But hamsters? She gets one sniff and bolts.

I had a little barn cat for 23 years...tough as nails and independent...she'd live in the garage for days at a time in the winter, or wherever she was...not really wild but close enough...I loved that little cat with a passion and have a terrific painting of her in my plant room...me and her went from rags to riches and through some hard times together...fare thee well Sophie

507 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:47:29pm

So I think we've a Stat Card:

Dorkus, Prince of Blogstalking

Size: Gargantuan

Armor: Impervious Ignorance (protects against most logic-based weapons, except for the Troll Hammer of Ludwig.

Spells:

Stench of Booze: Dorkus may use this spell to rapidly consume large amounts of booze and enter a Violent Drunken State. During this state he emits a Stench with a 4-range Aura.

Any thread Dorkus spawns sock puppets on turns to Crap until the sockpuppets are removed. Stalker Trolls may use these sock puppets to spew hate and venom onto decent blog.

Weapons:

Staff of Enduring Butthurt: Does 2D6 damage to an adversary (reduced by hlaf with a save) but in inflicts 2 points of pain directly to Dorkus's Butt. Dorkus may not discard this weapon.

Flaccid Flail of Fail: Inflicts 1D6-4 points of damage, but makes pathetic squeaking sounds.

Special:

Prince of Blogosphere Undeath: Anyone slain by the Ban Hammer of Charles, or the Wrench of Stinky may become a Wraith that whines alongside Dorkus.

Alignment: Chaotic Evil.

508 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:49:16pm

re: #507 Dark_Falcon

wow dood

509 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:51:37pm

odds on Steels resignation?
inside of ten days

510 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:52:31pm

re: #509 albusteve

odds on Steels resignation?
inside of ten days

That sounds about right. His whole tenure as GOP Chairman can be summed up with two words: EPIC FAIL.

511 Bagua  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:54:53pm

Yup, I'm a Rasta.

Have Faith In Rastafari


- Phillip Frazer
512 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:54:55pm

re: #510 Dark_Falcon

That sounds about right. His whole tenure as GOP Chairman can be summed up with two words: EPIC FAIL.

hey, he had great hair and nice shoes...then he opened his mouth..he should have been fire way last year for turning a blind eye to the bad elements of the GOP...he's gutless, that's what I don't like about him...I can't stand gutless weenies

513 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:57:02pm

re: #511 Bagua

Yup, I'm a Rasta.

Have Faith In Rastafari

[Video]
- Phillip Frazer

talked to a displaced Rasta today at a little blues gig I went to....he loves ABQ but suffers the same thing all Jamaicans do....they will give anything to get away from Jamaica, and then when they do they miss it fiercely

514 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:57:08pm

re: #509 albusteve

odds on Steels resignation?
inside of ten days

Upon his resignation.. What are the odds Sarah Palin takes over?
2-1 easy

515 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:58:08pm

re: #514 HoosierHoops

Upon his resignation.. What are the odds Sarah Palin takes over?
2-1 easy

she's gonna take a stab at the WH...bet me

516 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:58:57pm

Removing Steele and replacing him with someone level-headed and motivated might be enough to turn the party around and head off the rising tide of lunacy that is the Tea Partiers and their fellow travelers.

Sadly, I fear that the GOP, believing that continuing to suck up to their base is a far better means of winning in November than running half-way decent candidates, will simply find another doddering twit who will sit by and fiddle while his party burns.

517 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 6:59:42pm

re: #515 albusteve

she's gonna take a stab at the WH...bet me

I have no doubt Steve...She is going to be a player For the GOP...

518 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:01:16pm

re: #515 albusteve

she's gonna take a stab at the WH...bet me

She'll make noises about running for as long as it can net her attention and cash, but even her own people laugh at the idea of her making a serious run. She can't even be bothered to finish up a single term as governor of an unpopulated state.

She has no interest in governing anything, and in fact she never did.

519 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:01:44pm

dope subs in a jungle shipyard?...what a world we live in
[Link: www.google.com...]

520 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:02:48pm

re: #518 iceweasel

She'll make noises about running for as long as it can net her attention and cash, but even her own people laugh at the idea of her making a serious run. She can't even be bothered to finish up a single term as governor of an unpopulated state.

She has no interest in governing anything, and in fact she never did.

I'll remember your prediction, if you remember mine...loser buys the beer

521 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:03:18pm

re: #518 iceweasel

She'll make noises about running for as long as it can net her attention and cash, but even her own people laugh at the idea of her making a serious run. She can't even be bothered to finish up a single term as governor of an unpopulated state.

She has no interest in governing anything, and in fact she never did.

Funny. I was just in the kitchen thinking about something similar. She'd turn it down because it would take up too much of her time. She'd rather continue making her millions.

522 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:03:53pm

re: #521 Gus 802

I meant as far as her replacing Steele.

523 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:04:47pm

Reggie, check your email.

524 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:05:15pm

re: #517 HoosierHoops

I have no doubt Steve...She is going to be a player For the GOP...

She's entirely capable of going for and winning her party's nomination-- and then chucking it all in September or October 2011 and blaming her pull-out on 'the librhul media' -- if anyone just offered her say 400K and a reality show.

But i don't think the GOP is crazy enough to run her. Even polls of registered Republicans show they don't want her near any position of actual power or trust her to govern.

I can't believe I'm defending the GOP.

525 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:06:13pm

at this exact moment the Sandia's are earning their name...they are glowing a very bright pinkish red...amazing...it lasts 10 minutes or so...far out man

526 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:07:47pm

re: #521 Gus 802

Funny. I was just in the kitchen thinking about something similar. She'd turn it down because it would take up too much of her time. She'd rather continue making her millions.

which was one of two options we predicted long ago...she's bilking the republicans for millions right now to be sure

527 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:08:26pm

re: #522 Gus 802

I meant as far as her replacing Steele.

Oh no WAY would that happen. No freakin way. The big money old school GOP donors have always despised Steele and regarded Palin--even in 2008-- as a carnival sideshow for their masses, the bait to lure in the religious right rubes and the Dobson douches.

They hate Steele so much they won't even give to the RNC now but to their own group. PALIN to replace him? Steele's main problem is that he says whatever comes into his head. Palin's problem is the same, and it's an even dumber head.

528 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:08:26pm

re: #519 albusteve

dope subs in a jungle shipyard?...what a world we live in
[Link: www.google.com...]

What's worse is that such a sub is tough to stop except by sinking it. Though with something like this, you'd need professionals, not conscripted fishermen, So you could just sink it.

529 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:08:42pm

re: #524 iceweasel

She's entirely capable of going for and winning her party's nomination-- and then chucking it all in September or October 2011 and blaming her pull-out on 'the librhul media' -- if anyone just offered her say 400K and a reality show.

But i don't think the GOP is crazy enough to run her. Even polls of registered Republicans show they don't want her near any position of actual power or trust her to govern.

I can't believe I'm defending the GOP.

I can't believe the GOP nominee will be blessed by Sarah..
But that is where we are

530 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:10:04pm

re: #528 Dark_Falcon

What's worse is that such a sub is tough to stop except by sinking it. Though with something like this, you'd need professionals, not conscripted fishermen, So you could just sink it.

the US Navy is pretty good at 3D problems

531 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:10:18pm

re: #529 HoosierHoops

I can't believe the GOP nominee will be blessed by Sarah..
But that is where we are

You're right. :(

Happy 4th, Hoopsie! xoxoxo

532 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:10:40pm

re: #529 HoosierHoops

I can't believe the GOP nominee will be blessed by Sarah..
But that is where we are

bizarre times...anything is possible

533 Bagua  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:10:48pm

re: #513 albusteve

talked to a displaced Rasta today at a little blues gig I went to...he loves ABQ but suffers the same thing all Jamaicans do...they will give anything to get away from Jamaica, and then when they do they miss it fiercely

They want to escape the poverty, make a few bucks, but carry the culture with them.

So they join the Rat Race.

534 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:10:58pm

re: #527 iceweasel

Oh no WAY would that happen. No freakin way. The big money old school GOP donors have always despised Steele and regarded Palin--even in 2008-- as a carnival sideshow for their masses, the bait to lure in the religious right rubes and the Dobson douches.

They hate Steele so much they won't even give to the RNC now but to their own group. PALIN to replace him? Steele's main problem is that he says whatever comes into his head. Palin's problem is the same, and it's an even dumber head.

Right. I don't see Palin replacing Steele. Of course they would have to have a special election. Odds are it would be relative unknown or maybe not. Someone that's not currently holding office. Newt Gingrich maybe? I know he wouldn't be a lot of people's choice including Republicans.

535 ryannon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:11:11pm

re: #519 albusteve

dope subs in a jungle shipyard?...what a world we live in
[Link: www.google.com...]

That's the second one in the last few years.

536 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:12:33pm

Could the scuba dog drug smuggler be far behind?

Image: 54750110.jpg

//

Story here.

537 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:13:30pm

re: #533 Bagua

They want to escape the poverty, make a few bucks, but carry the culture with them.

So they join the Rat Race.


[Video]

I met Chris Blackwell at a party one time...he's the man responsible for world wide reggae popularity...just said hello and a handshake

538 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:13:30pm

re: #524 iceweasel

I can't believe I'm defending the GOP.



Strike me down with all of your hatred, and your journey towards the dark side will be complete!

//

539 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:13:49pm

re: #530 albusteve

the US Navy is pretty good at 3D problems

Very true.

540 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:14:20pm

re: #538 Aceofwhat?


Strike me down with all of your hatred, and your journey towards the dark side will be complete!

//

Make sure Varek is around when you say that. :D

541 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:14:32pm

re: #511 Bagua


Fur Real? I seen stranger things.

Yup, I'm a Rasta.

Have Faith In Rastafari

[Video]
- Phillip Frazer

542 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:15:38pm

re: #535 ryannon

That's the second one in the last few years.

it's okay...they don't shoot back...pussies

543 Bagua  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:16:27pm

re: #535 ryannon

That's the second one in the last few years.

The challenge is to control the depth, stay just below the surface were the pressure is tolerable.

544 ryannon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:19:01pm

re: #543 Bagua

The challenge is to control the depth, stay just below the surface were the pressure is tolerable.

Don't I know it, amigo.

545 Bagua  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:19:59pm

re: #537 albusteve

I met Chris Blackwell at a party one time...he's the man responsible for world wide reggae popularity...just said hello and a handshake

Wow, what a legend. I'd love to shake his hand.

546 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:21:35pm

re: #510 Dark_Falcon

That sounds about right. His whole tenure as GOP Chairman can be summed up with two words: EPIC FAIL.

I'm not surprised we don't see it, people -- Michael Steele, the Bobby Fischer of politics, is that good. And he is fooling everybody with this latest move.

Make no mistake about it: it's all part of a fiendishly brilliant strategy, even if he resigns. Especially if he resigns, I dare say.

547 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:21:54pm

Late to the thread. Here in Lower AL, the neighbors are keeping up a good barrage. I hate it when the Fourth or Halloween go flat.

Back On Topic, Lexington KY, where I went to grad school, is the most sophisticated, upscale part of the state. It's a sad display but the newsman/videographer has a pair.

548 freetoken  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:24:14pm

Lots of possibilities for a tropical storm to develop over the next couple of days, that might affect the GoM:

[Link: www.nhc.noaa.gov...]

549 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:25:32pm

Michael Steele's comment does speak to the new Ron Paul wing (including Rand Paul) and a significant portion of the Tea Party in the GOP. The question will arise does the GOP gain from Steele's comments on Afghanistan by attracting more "Ron Paul" style voters?

It may cause rumblings but the gain might be larger than a perceived loss which won't occur since people that intend to vote Republican will not switch sides -- regardless of Steele -- since they won't be voting for him come election day. Right now it's just a PR problem with Steele's comments and serves only to publicize an existing disunity that exists within the GOP.

550 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:25:53pm

re: #505 Aceofwhat?

more Feherty...


[Video]

Are we the only ones watching and laughing?!!

Faherty on Monty. The famous Mrs. Doubtfire.

551 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:26:21pm

Quick, don't miss your chance to enroll in the first class of Glenn Beck's "Beck University."

Featuring "Faith 101, Hope 101, and Charity 101" (along with a whole lot of revisionist nonsense to explain the above main courses). Seriously...


Hmm...he didn't say if they were accredited or not, I wonder if any other University will let you transfer credits from there?

///

552 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:27:04pm

re: #514 HoosierHoops

Upon his resignation.. What are the odds Sarah Palin takes over?
2-1 easy

Doubtful on Palin. It's a job you know.

553 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:27:31pm

re: #545 Bagua

Wow, what a legend. I'd love to shake his hand.

well we hung around, trying to look like we fit in and I overheard some conversation he was having with other folks....he had a big smile and a hearty handshake, called my wife and I by our names...a decent guy I guess...it was the same party I met Rita Marley and her boys...Ziggy and the other one...also attending was the the Bishop of the island or whatever it is and other Jamaican notables...the Prime Minister was supposed to be there but didn't show...the party was at a small resort called Jake's that the Marleys were deep into...
[Link: www.definitivecaribbean.com...]
the place won some awards for design etc...we used to stay there once in a while...very cool operation

554 Bagua  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:28:13pm

re: #541 Decatur Deb

Fur Real? I seen stranger things.


Rastaman Chant

555 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:29:48pm

re: #521 Gus 802

Funny. I was just in the kitchen thinking about something similar. She'd turn it down because it would take up too much of her time. She'd rather continue making her millions.

Steel is on what, 3 of the 3 networks, often? Palin is terrified to do that, thus the lamestream media thing she keeps talking about.

I saw a comment today that called Palin the President of Farmville

556 Henchman 25  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:30:31pm

re: #555 Stanley Sea

Steel is on what, 3 of the 3 networks, often? Palin is terrified to do that, thus the lamestream media thing she keeps talking about.

I saw a comment today that called Palin the President of Farmville

Farmville is doomed!
//

557 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:30:31pm

My experience with my mother has taught me one thing so far: I might have to ask someone to go through my email one day, so make sure there's nothing too embarrassing in there...

558 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:30:40pm

re: #542 albusteve

it's okay...they don't shoot back...pussies

They can't. Making a small sub is much easier than making a proper homing torpedo. Only a few countries can build such a weapon, and even the Norks won't sell such things to anyone who isn't a recognized government.

559 Interesting Times  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:31:10pm

Human race "will be extinct within 100 years", claims leading scientist

As the scientist who helped eradicate smallpox he certainly know a thing or two about extinction. And now Professor Frank Fenner, emeritus professor of microbiology at the Australian National University, has predicted that the human race will be extinct within the next 100 years. He has claimed that the human race will be unable to survive a population explosion and "unbridled consumption."

And now, from the comments, may I present your Sick Humor Win of the Day:

I saw some people in walmart yesterday that made me wish this would happen tomorrow.

- Jenn, USA, 22/6/2010 00:24

560 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:31:59pm

re: #549 Gus 802[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]re: #549 Gus 802

Michael Steele's comment does speak to the new Ron Paul wing (including Rand Paul) and a significant portion of the Tea Party in the GOP. The question will arise does the GOP gain from Steele's comments on Afghanistan by attracting more "Ron Paul" style voters?

It may cause rumblings but the gain might be larger than a perceived loss which won't occur since people that intend to vote Republican will not switch sides -- regardless of Steele -- since they won't be voting for him come election day. Right now it's just a PR problem with Steele's comments and serves only to publicize an existing disunity that exists within the GOP.

I think people are seizing Steele's comments to float exactly that strategy and see how it plays for the GOP more broadly.
I also think that it's not just a gaffe-- this is a view that is more widespread than we'd like to admit, and very soon I think it will be the dominant GOP view.

They appear to have lost all their prior smarts about messaging. I fully expect the wingnuts to tag Afghanistan as "Obama's War", and have complete amnesia. They're reacting at about the level of rats in a skinner experiment. They think "War was bad for Bush eventually in 2008, so it will be bad for Obama in 2012, right?"

That's about the extent of republican 'strategery' at the moment.

561 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:32:41pm

re: #534 Gus 802

Right. I don't see Palin replacing Steele. Of course they would have to have a special election. Odds are it would be relative unknown or maybe not. Someone that's not currently holding office. Newt Gingrich maybe? I know he wouldn't be a lot of people's choice including Republicans.

Didn't Steele win against the "Barack the Magic Negro" guy? They were scraping the bottom to begin with I believe.

562 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:32:46pm

re: #559 publicityStunted

Human race "will be extinct within 100 years", claims leading scientist

I call bullshit. Unless nukes are flying we're too spread out.

563 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:33:55pm

re: #387 Gus 802

Conversation with 32 year old black female, Detroit, Michigan


[Video]From: American English Dialect Recordings: The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection - (American Memory from the Library of Congress)

Upding for Luverne, AL

564 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:34:00pm

re: #561 Stanley Sea

Didn't Steele win against the "Barack the Magic Negro" guy? They were scraping the bottom to begin with I believe.

It might have been the same guy, but one of his opponents belonged to a white-only country club up until a few months or so before the vote.

565 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:34:35pm

re: #559 publicityStunted

they don't call it the 'daily fail' for nuthin'...

566 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:34:53pm

re: #559 publicityStunted

Human race "will be extinct within 100 years", claims leading scientist

It that article by Ludwig?

567 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:35:25pm

re: #566 Walter L. Newton

It that article by Ludwig?

beat me, you tasteless pig
hahaha!

568 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:35:53pm

re: #567 albusteve

beat me, you tasteless pig
hahaha!

Is it time for kink already?

569 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:35:59pm

re: #564 JasonA

It might have been the same guy, but one of his opponents belonged to a white-only country club up until a few months or so before the vote.

Same guy. Scraping the bottom of the barrel so to say.

570 Graphictruth  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:36:01pm

re: #5 Gus 802

I absolutely support anyone's right to yell "n*gger" in the Apollo Theater.

Mind you, I also believe firmly in the old "fighting words doctrine" and would think that any proper inquest would rule the outcome to be "death by natural causes."

571 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:36:05pm

re: #560 iceweasel

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]re: #549 Gus 802

I think people are seizing Steele's comments to float exactly that strategy and see how it plays for the GOP more broadly.
I also think that it's not just a gaffe-- this is a view that is more widespread than we'd like to admit, and very soon I think it will be the dominant GOP view.

They appear to have lost all their prior smarts about messaging. I fully expect the wingnuts to tag Afghanistan as "Obama's War", and have complete amnesia. They're reacting at about the level of rats in a skinner experiment. They think "War was bad for Bush eventually in 2008, so it will be bad for Obama in 2012, right?"

That's about the extent of republican 'strategery' at the moment.

Correct. Technically or politically, the expected move from the GOP would be to make the Afghanistan War, Obama's War. Doesn't mean I agree with it but it's a typical shrewd political strategy. Now I'm not saying all of the GOP leadership would be behind this strategy but a great deal. I'm also not including the GOP house and senate.

572 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:36:10pm

re: #560 iceweasel

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]re: #549 Gus 802

I think people are seizing Steele's comments to float exactly that strategy and see how it plays for the GOP more broadly.
I also think that it's not just a gaffe-- this is a view that is more widespread than we'd like to admit, and very soon I think it will be the dominant GOP view.

They appear to have lost all their prior smarts about messaging. I fully expect the wingnuts to tag Afghanistan as "Obama's War", and have complete amnesia. They're reacting at about the level of rats in a skinner experiment. They think "War was bad for Bush eventually in 2008, so it will be bad for Obama in 2012, right?"

That's about the extent of republican 'strategery' at the moment.

I'm not so sure, Ice. I do think that if they do that, it will mark a break in the party. That's a road a good part of the party won't walk down, People of that part of the party need to remind the rest of the GOP that the party will lose part of its base by choosing isolationism.

573 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:36:26pm

re: #568 JasonA

Is it time for kink already?

heh...it does sound that way

574 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:36:32pm

re: #549 Gus 802

Michael Steele's comment does speak to the new Ron Paul wing (including Rand Paul) and a significant portion of the Tea Party in the GOP. The question will arise does the GOP gain from Steele's comments on Afghanistan by attracting more "Ron Paul" style voters?

It may cause rumblings but the gain might be larger than a perceived loss which won't occur since people that intend to vote Republican will not switch sides -- regardless of Steele -- since they won't be voting for him come election day. Right now it's just a PR problem with Steele's comments and serves only to publicize an existing disunity that exists within the GOP.


Good points. I think part of the reason is the youth of the Paulian crowd. Republicans are mostly old white people and I think they see the Paulians as a possible future.
When you look at the Tea Party pictures it's easy to see that the base is obese with an average age of 50-60. They're protesting from lawn chairs. The young vibrant and energized crowd are the Paulians. They're passionate and they know how to utilize the web. They are a very possible fututre for the GOP.

575 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:36:57pm

re: #571 Gus 802

Correct. Technically or politically, the expected move from the GOP would be to make the Afghanistan War, Obama's War. Doesn't mean I agree with it but it's a typical shrewd political strategy. Now I'm not saying all of the GOP leadership would be behind this strategy but a great deal. I'm also not including the GOP house and senate.

So, the GOP stand is to cut and run?

hahahaha

576 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:38:01pm

re: #562 JasonA

I call bullshit. Unless nukes are flying we're too spread out.

The article makes a case for the reversal of a lot of civilization. No way we go extinct, but we could get a massive set of genetic "lifeboat" effects. Then things get interesting, like multiple human species.

577 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:38:30pm

re: #575 Stanley Sea

So, the GOP stand is to cut and run?

hahahaha

fucking full circle pretzel logic. Ah, to watch (and cry)

578 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:39:23pm

re: #572 Dark_Falcon

I'm not so sure, Ice. I do think that if they do that, it will mark a break in the party. That's a road a good part of the party won't walk down, People of that part of the party need to remind the rest of the GOP that the party will lose part of its base by choosing isolationism.


Michael Steele's Afghanistan Comments Stir Up Furious Reaction From Conservatives

"Several prominent conservatives offered swift, negative reactions to Michael Steele on Friday, after the RNC chairman was caught on camera saying that Afghanistan is a largely unwinnable war of President Obama's choosing.

The pushback crested with Bill Kristol -- still an influential voice among Republican lawmakers -- writing a letter to Steele on his Weekly Standard site calling for the RNC leader's resignation."

I suppose this was all planned ahead of time to get a reaction.

[Link: www.huffingtonpost.com...]

579 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:39:47pm

re: #576 Decatur Deb

The article makes a case for the reversal of a lot of civilization. No way we go extinct, but we could get a massive set of genetic "lifeboat" effects. Then things get interesting, like multiple human species.

we already have that....
they are called Eagles Fans

580 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:40:14pm

re: #561 Stanley Sea

Didn't Steele win against the "Barack the Magic Negro" guy? They were scraping the bottom to begin with I believe.

Uh, yeah.

Look, the ONLY reason Steele was made head of the RNC WAS his race. Seriously. The GOP had to have a black guy suddenly as the public face of their party in the wake of humiliating and crushing defeat in Nov 2008. They didn't care much about who it was.
And this is exactly the kind of horrible, cynical, maneuvering that the GOP accused Democrats of, in their racism and their inability to admit that Obama had any qualifications whatsoever. How many times did you hear or read-- even here-- people saying stuff like "People wanna pretend that they want to elect a black guy, but Obama is an empty suit and the white racist libs won't elect him"?--- or, after the slaughter, "Obama is just a figurehead elected due to white liberal guilt and black people who will vote for anyone black?" (i always liked that last one, encapsulating all kinds of nasty as it does)

Well, race was never why Obama was a candidate for the Dems.

But it IS why steele was made chairman, and why he wasn't given the boot a year ago, and why it's so hard for the GOP to get rid of him.

581 freetoken  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:40:25pm

re: #559 publicityStunted

I saw some people in walmart yesterday that made me wish this would happen tomorrow.

- Jenn, USA, 22/6/2010 00:24

Are these signs of imminent extinction?

t.h.i.s?

582 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:40:30pm

re: #575 Stanley Sea

So, the GOP stand is to cut and run?

hahahaha

Not the GOP as a whole. Which why I said that I'm leaving out the GOP House and Senate. I think there will be many in the GOP leadership such as Michael Steele. Now, if he believes that or not is one thing but it could have some political capital as far as attracting younger voters (as KT mentioned) or reinforcing the Ron Paul isolationist wing.

583 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:41:17pm

re: #578 Walter L. Newton

I suppose this was all planned ahead of time to get a reaction.


I think it was a test balloon.

584 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:42:01pm

re: #583 Killgore Trout

I think it was a test balloon.

not to be confused with a luftballoon...

585 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:42:08pm

re: #583 Killgore Trout

I think it was a test balloon.

And Kristols reaction was a test balloon too? I don't think so.

586 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:42:10pm

re: #583 Killgore Trout

I think it was a test balloon.

I don't...I just Steele is actually that stupid and there is no more to it

587 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:42:39pm

re: #581 freetoken

Are these signs of imminent extinction?

t.h.i.s?

AHHHHHHAAHA

588 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:43:36pm

re: #587 Stanley Sea

AHHHAAHA

love the green sneaks

589 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:43:54pm

re: #571 Gus 802

Correct. Technically or politically, the expected move from the GOP would be to make the Afghanistan War, Obama's War. Doesn't mean I agree with it but it's a typical shrewd political strategy. Now I'm not saying all of the GOP leadership would be behind this strategy but a great deal. I'm also not including the GOP house and senate.

yeah, I'm just talking about the political strategy here. Afghanistan will be made 'Obama's War', and the same pundits who screamed that he wasn't deploying troops fast enough in 2009, or not as many as the military wanted (despite doubling the deployment under Bush) will be first in line to have amnesia and pretend this is all 'obama's war' and a bad idea. They already are!
I'm sure you know who I mean.

590 ClaudeMonet  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:43:58pm

re: #20 Cannadian Club Akbar

BTW SJ, Kentucky ain't the South.

Sure it is. The South extends all the way to the Ohio River, and in many areas beyond. Kain-tuck isn't all that different from Tinnissee, but other than the Louisville area, it's very different from Ohio (where I live). When I cross the river, I can feel my IQ decline.

591 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:44:10pm

re: #583 Killgore Trout

I think it was a test balloon.

Yes, me too. Spot on.

592 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:44:11pm

re: #581 freetoken

Are these signs of imminent extinction?

t.h.i.s?

Speaking of which, I've been seeing way too many socks paired with sandals. Cut it out, people.

593 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:46:24pm

re: #592 JasonA

Speaking of which, I've been seeing way too many socks paired with sandals. Cut it out, people.

How bout cut out the ass? Too much to ask?

594 ClaudeMonet  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:46:37pm

re: #64 Varek Raith

What the hell kind of Canadian are ya?!?!
///

A retired one perhaps?

595 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:46:38pm

re: #589 iceweasel

yeah, I'm just talking about the political strategy here. Afghanistan will be made 'Obama's War', and the same pundits who screamed that he wasn't deploying troops fast enough in 2009, or not as many as the military wanted (despite doubling the deployment under Bush) will be first in line to have amnesia and pretend this is all 'obama's war' and a bad idea. They already are!
I'm sure you know who I mean.

that's just splitting hairs...it is BOs war for all practical purposes...who started it is irrelevant now...he wanted it, he got it and he's handled it badly...all the words otherwise are just a distraction

596 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:47:22pm

here we go

597 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:47:52pm

re: #596 Aceofwhat?

here we go

in the on deck circle is....

598 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:49:04pm

Trail balloon.. heh... somebody should have told the other players on the team.

McCain

“I think those statements are wildly inaccurate, and there’s no excuse for them,” Mr. McCain said from Kabul on the ABC News program “This Week.” “I believe we have to win here. I believe in freedom. But the fact is that I think that Mr. Steele is going to have to assess as to whether he can still lead the Republican Party.”

Lindsay Graham

Mr. Graham said that he was “dismayed, angry and upset” over Mr. Steele’s remarks. He added, “It was an uninformed, unnecessary, unwise, untimely comment.” He stopped short of calling for the resignation of Mr. Steele, but said: “It’s up to him to see if he can lead the Republican Party. It couldn’t have come at a worse time.”

Jim Demint

Senator Jim DeMint, Republican of South Carolina, said Sunday that Mr. Steele’s remarks were “inaccurate” and “unacceptable.” “Chairman Steele needs to apologize to our military, all the men and women who’ve been fighting in Afghanistan,” Mr. DeMint said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Kristol, Cheney

The comments from the Republican senators on Sunday followed a call for Mr. Steele’s resignation by William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard and a leading voice of conservative support for the war in Afghanistan. Liz Cheney, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and a leading Republican voice on national security issues, also called for Mr. Steele to step down.

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

599 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:49:48pm

re: #597 albusteve

in the on deck circle is...

Faherty! Fuck yeah!

600 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:49:53pm

re: #593 Stanley Sea

How bout cut out the ass? Too much to ask?

What, you want another gubbmint shutdown? /

(Seriously? If the GOP makes enough gains in the midterms, this will happen again. Bank on it-- heh.)

601 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:50:02pm

re: #596 Aceofwhat?

here we go

Not me... I've got to substitute for the regular overnight front end clerk... 10:00 pm - 6:30 am... I'm out of here in a bit.

602 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:50:31pm

re: #581 freetoken

Are these signs of imminent extinction?

t.h.i.s?

They all look like they could survive a famine. Except for the last guy. They'd eat him.

603 ClaudeMonet  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:50:40pm

re: #123 talon_262

Think about that for a minute...if someone was slagging the place you were born and/or was living, wouldn't you get more than a bit miffed?

It happens all the time. I consider the comment--and often consider the source.

604 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:51:08pm

re: #598 Walter L. Newton

the trial balloon theory doesn't work...Steele went off on his own and got busted...there is no subterfuge, that's just speculation

605 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:51:42pm

re: #598 Walter L. Newton

Trail balloon.. heh... somebody should have told the other players on the team.

McCain

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

Heh... Iceweasel down dong me for the remarks of all these politicians... cute... and childish.

606 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:51:57pm

re: #600 iceweasel

What, you want another gubbmint shutdown? /

(Seriously? If the GOP makes enough gains in the midterms, this will happen again. Bank on it-- heh.)

i don't get it...wal-mart ass reduction = gubmint shutdown? i thought you were pro-govt diet intervention;)

607 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:51:58pm

re: #596 Aceofwhat?

here we go

No we don't. Assholes, attempts at trolling, and baiting are just getting a downding and ignored. Rock on, people. It's a holiday!

608 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:53:08pm

re: #607 iceweasel

No we don't. Assholes, attempts at trolling, and baiting are just getting a downding and ignored. Rock on, people. It's a holiday!


[Video]

typical....ho hum

609 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:53:13pm

re: #607 iceweasel

No we don't. Assholes, attempts at trolling, and baiting are just getting a downding and ignored. Rock on, people. It's a holiday!

Discussing an issue is trolling and baiting now... LOL.

610 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:53:31pm

re: #607 iceweasel

No we don't. Assholes, attempts at trolling, and baiting are just getting a downding and ignored. Rock on, people. It's a holiday!

[Video]

I thought we were having a rational conversation. Seemed like it to me.

But, I guess we strayed from the orthodoxy and ruffled some feathers.

611 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:53:58pm

re: #605 Walter L. Newton

Heh... Iceweasel down dong me for the remarks of all these politicians... cute... and childish.

You're being deliberately stupid and ignorant about the meaning of 'trial balloon', walter, and what KT meant.

But that's par for the course for you. Have a nice holiday. :)

PS, yep, i'll keep downdinging you for that shit.

612 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:54:19pm

re: #607 iceweasel

No we don't. Assholes, attempts at trolling, and baiting are just getting a downding and ignored. Rock on, people. It's a holiday!


[Video]

Good form. May God grant our President and country the wisdom to thwart those who wish our destruction with the least possible bloodshed.

Nuff said about conflict...

613 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:54:28pm

re: #611 iceweasel

You're being deliberately stupid and ignorant about the meaning of 'trial balloon', walter, and what KT meant.

But that's par for the course for you. Have a nice holiday. :)

PS, yep, i'll keep downdinging you for that shit.

Yawn.

614 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:54:45pm

I got hate mail!

u HAVE AN UGLY WEBSITE, FULL OF LIES AND HATRED. I GUESS ONE CANNOT DEFEND A BASELESS IDEA AS ISRAEL WITHOUT LYING AND CHEATING WHICH WAS AND IS YOUR TRADEMARK FOR ALL OF YOUR HISTORY. TORAH WAS TOO MORAL FOR YOU AND THE EVIL ONES HAD TO COME UP WITH TALMUD. U BASTERDS ARE THE LOWES FORM OF ANIMAL EXISTENCE.

GOD HAS PUNISHED YOU MANY TIMES IN YOUR HISTORY. ANOTHER DIVINE CHASTISEMENT IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. JUST THINK WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU QUIT BEING THE NASTIEST BUNCH IN ANIMAL KINGDOM. OH.YES U R NOWHERE BEING HUMAN.

dR.eRK eRGINER

615 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:54:51pm

re: #607 iceweasel

No we don't. Assholes, attempts at trolling, and baiting are just getting a downding and ignored. Rock on, people. It's a holiday!


[Video]

I know that by heart, because of Saturday cartoon time.

616 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:55:02pm

re: #611 iceweasel

You're being deliberately stupid and ignorant about the meaning of 'trial balloon', walter, and what KT meant.

But that's par for the course for you. Have a nice holiday. :)

PS, yep, i'll keep downdinging you for that shit.

hahaha!...what a dope
you say the funniest shit!

617 Lidane  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:55:10pm

Hola, Lizards! Hope it's been a good 4th for everyone, except for the racist idjits in the video at the top of the page. =P

618 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:55:38pm

THE LOWES FORM OF ANIMAL EXISTENCE.

That's better than the Home Depot form of animal existence.

619 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:55:40pm

re: #614 Alouette

Can you undisemvowel that?

/

620 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:55:51pm

re: #593 Stanley Sea

How bout cut out the ass? Too much to ask?

No, those are the genotypes most likely to survive catastrophic climate change.

See "Venus of Willendorf":
Image: Willendorf.jpg

621 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:56:15pm

re: #610 Gus 802

I thought we were having a rational conversation. Seemed like it to me.

But, I guess we strayed from the orthodoxy and ruffled some feathers.

It's the usual asshole showing up again to concern troll and turn every thread into a series of monologues about what a special, special snowflake he is. Love me, hate me, just notice me!/

The reviews are in. The show fails. How sad.

622 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:56:33pm

re: #618 Alouette

THE LOWES FORM OF ANIMAL EXISTENCE.

That's better than the Home Depot form of animal existence.

Better customer service, for sure/

623 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:56:52pm

re: #621 iceweasel

It's the usual asshole showing up again to concern troll and turn every thread into a series of monologues about what a special, special snowflake he is. Love me, hate me, just notice me!/

The reviews are in. The show fails. How sad.

Now it the winter of MY discontent made glorious summer by the son of ME!

//

624 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:56:52pm

gotta head for the hills to see the show
bbl
I'm deliberately out like a baiting, asshole troll!
hahaha!...good times

625 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:57:30pm

re: #623 Gus 802

Now it is the winter of MY discontent made glorious summer by the son of ME!

//

PIMF

626 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:57:50pm

It's cloudy here...I'm hoping to see the fireworks.

music...do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States Of America....

627 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:59:09pm

Some folks come up with their own ideas.

Others just react to those ideas without really presenting their own points of view.

What follows from the latter is just a reaction to the former.

Instead of reacting how about coming up with some ideas of your own.

628 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:59:12pm

re: #598 Walter L. Newton

Trail balloon.. heh... somebody should have told the other players on the team.

McCain

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

Great catch, Walter.

629 ryannon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:59:53pm

re: #620 Decatur Deb

No, those are the genotypes most likely to survive catastrophic climate change.

See "Venus of Willendorf":
Image: Willendorf.jpg

Bingo.

630 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:00:01pm

re: #623 Gus 802

Now it the winter of MY discontent made glorious summer by the son of ME!

//

Heh. Little hearts right here for you:

631 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:00:26pm

re: #628 Dark_Falcon

Great catch, Walter.

But, no... it wasn't! That does nothing to disprove the idea that it was a trial balloon!

632 Aceofwhat?  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:00:36pm

re: #627 Gus 802

Some folks come up with their own ideas.

Others just react to those ideas without really presenting their own points of view.

What follows from the latter is just a reaction to the former.

Instead of reacting how about coming up with some ideas of your own.

shut up//

633 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:00:48pm

re: #614 Alouette

I got hate mail!

u HAVE AN UGLY WEBSITE, FULL OF LIES AND HATRED. I GUESS ONE CANNOT DEFEND A BASELESS IDEA AS ISRAEL WITHOUT LYING AND CHEATING WHICH WAS AND IS YOUR TRADEMARK FOR ALL OF YOUR HISTORY. TORAH WAS TOO MORAL FOR YOU AND THE EVIL ONES HAD TO COME UP WITH TALMUD. U BASTERDS ARE THE LOWES FORM OF ANIMAL EXISTENCE.

GOD HAS PUNISHED YOU MANY TIMES IN YOUR HISTORY. ANOTHER DIVINE CHASTISEMENT IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. JUST THINK WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU QUIT BEING THE NASTIEST BUNCH IN ANIMAL KINGDOM. OH.YES U R NOWHERE BEING HUMAN.

dR.eRK eRGINER

((Alouette))

/spits on Jew-Hater

634 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:00:49pm

re: #628 Dark_Falcon

Great catch, Walter.

No... I guess it's not... according to IW, it's trolling and baiting...

re: #607 iceweasel

No we don't. Assholes, attempts at trolling, and baiting are just getting a downding and ignored. Rock on, people. It's a holiday!

635 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:01:37pm

re: #630 iceweasel

Heh. Little hearts right here for you:


Lost the rest! dang.

To snark, or not to snark: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The dings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of trolls,
And by opposing end them? To die: to snark;
No more; and by a ding to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That lizards are heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd.

636 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:01:45pm

Chill out

637 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:02:04pm

re: #631 JasonA

But, no... it wasn't! That does nothing to disprove the idea that it was a trial balloon!

Of course not.

638 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:02:08pm

re: #583 Killgore Trout

I think it was a test balloon.

639 ClaudeMonet  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:02:31pm

re: #300 PT Barnum

Reine..I would like to visit the south sometime, I have wanted to do a Civil War battlefield tour since I saw Ken Burns Civil War.

We're going to Mt Rushmore next week. I'm very excited cause I've never been.

I toured the Chickamauga battlefield back in 2002. Awesome, but even after the tour, I still couldn't put all the parts of the battle together.

640 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:02:49pm

re: #636 Stanley Sea

Chill out

Great. Now I remember Arnold as Mr. Freeze. I was trying so hard to forget that, Stanley!!

641 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:03:03pm

re: #631 JasonA

But, no... it wasn't! That does nothing to disprove the idea that it was a trial balloon!

If it was... it was Steele alone, and I don't think it worked, considering the reaction he got from some well heeded conservatives.

642 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:03:21pm

Steele, Paul Sr. & Jr, Breitbart on one side, Kristol & McCain on the other.

hmmm, it's going to be interesting is all I can say.

643 b_sharp  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:03:27pm

Good evening my American friends. How goes the July 4th fun and games?

644 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:03:40pm

re: #641 Walter L. Newton

If it was... it was Steele alone, and I don't think it worked, considering the reaction he got from some well heeded conservatives.

It can fail. Hence the word "trial." Try harder, Walter.

645 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:05:19pm

re: #643 b_sharp

Good evening my American friends. How goes the July 4th fun and games?

It really doesn't seem much different than July 3rd did, truth be told...

You're down under, right? Just testing my memory.

646 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:05:27pm

re: #644 JasonA

It can fail. Hence the word "trial." Try harder, Walter.

I see what you mean.

647 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:05:34pm

re: #614 Alouette

Other than the usual crap, he seems to be "pro-Torah", "anti-Talmud". Where does that come from?

648 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:05:57pm

re: #631 JasonA

But, no... it wasn't! That does nothing to disprove the idea that it was a trial balloon!

Well, if it was a trial balloon, it must be a red one, given the flak its caught:

649 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:06:04pm

re: #646 Walter L. Newton

I see what you mean.

Uh huh. You're not as clever as you think you are.

650 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:06:22pm

re: #642 Stanley Sea

Steele, Paul Sr. & Jr, Breitbart on one side, Kristol & McCain on the other.

hmmm, it's going to be interesting is all I can say.

Plus the Bush speech writer or something? Someone posted it.

Only NOW that there's a Democrat in charge are they questioning the war.

It's all politics folks. Unfortunately young lives are lost. There's a great quote about this I know, but cannot recall.

651 Walter L. Newton  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:06:45pm

re: #649 JasonA

Uh huh. You're not as clever as you think you are.

I guess not... you are so good.

652 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:06:46pm

re: #643 b_sharp

Good evening my American friends. How goes the July 4th fun and games?


Just nifty. Sing this song with me and Stanley Sea:

Ok, wrong document and all, but SING IT!11! /

653 Lidane  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:06:55pm

re: #640 JasonA

Great. Now I remember Arnold as Mr. Freeze. I was trying so hard to forget that, Stanley!!

Heh. So was Arnold.

Worst. Batman film. EVER.

/Comic Book Guy

654 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:07:32pm

re: #648 Dark_Falcon

Well, if it was a trial balloon, it must be a red one, given the flak its caught:


[Video]

Do you guys really think Joe Barton expected to get railed by his own party with the BP apology? Of course not. The "shakedown" meme was growing and he thought he'd do a cannonball into the pool and it backfired.

655 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:07:40pm

re: #647 Decatur Deb

Other than the usual crap, he seems to be "pro-Torah", "anti-Talmud". Where does that come from?

Perhaps one of those anti-semitic "Christian Identity" hate groups.

656 b_sharp  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:07:42pm

re: #645 JasonA

It really doesn't seem much different than July 3rd did, truth be told...

You're down under, right? Just testing my memory.

Wrong direction. I'm from up above.

657 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:07:45pm

re: #652 iceweasel

Just nifty. Sing this song with me and Stanley Sea:


[Video]

Ok, wrong document and all, but SING IT!11! /

"Establish justice insure domestic tranquility..."

658 Bagua  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:08:05pm

re: #651 Walter L. Newton

I guess not... you are so good.

Everyone's a critic these days.

659 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:08:32pm

re: #651 Walter L. Newton

I guess not... you are so good.

Yes. I am awesome. You are enlightened by my very presence.

Now get me a beer.

660 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:09:07pm

re: #656 b_sharp

Wrong direction. I'm from up above.

Doh! So close!

/

661 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:09:17pm

re: #656 b_sharp

Wrong direction. I'm from up above.

Heaven, then, I take it?
Are you SpaceJesus' dad?
That boy need to learn some manners.

662 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:09:42pm

re: #653 Lidane

Heh. So was Arnold.

Worst. Batman film. EVER.

/Comic Book Guy

I'm glad that Chris Nolan the Batman franchise after that. He really did redeem it from Schumacher's asshattery.

663 b_sharp  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:09:53pm

re: #652 iceweasel

Just nifty. Sing this song with me and Stanley Sea:


[Video]Ok, wrong document and all, but SING IT!11! /

I'd love to but you two ladies will have to coach me on the lyrics.

664 Lidane  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:10:01pm

There's gonna be fireworks on the 4th of July...

665 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:10:33pm

re: #655 Dark_Falcon

Perhaps one of those anti-semitic "Christian Identity" hate groups.

Too subtle for me, I'll dig it out. These people are interesting, in a toxicological kind of way.

666 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:10:52pm

re: #650 Stanley Sea

Plus the Bush speech writer or something? Someone posted it.

Only NOW that there's a Democrat in charge are they questioning the war.

It's all politics folks. Unfortunately young lives are lost. There's a great quote about this I know, but cannot recall.

All I can think of is this

667 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:11:30pm

re: #647 Decatur Deb

Other than the usual crap, he seems to be "pro-Torah", "anti-Talmud". Where does that come from?

My guess? It's antisemitic "Christian" haters who want to appropriate the old testament and make it Juden-rein. The Torah is ok for them because it's the Pentateuch-- the first five books of the OT, and therefore essential to Christianity as well.

The Talmud? That can't be made Judenrein, hence it's out.

Antisemitic fake christian email.

668 b_sharp  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:13:06pm

re: #661 reine.de.tout

Heaven, then, I take it?
Are you SpaceJesus' dad?
That boy need to learn some manners.

I'm the boy's uncle. His dad, my brother, was the black sheep in the family. The young lad takes after his father I'm afraid. They both have a wicked sense of humour.

669 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:13:19pm

re: #663 b_sharp

I'd love to but you two ladies will have to coach me on the lyrics.

If we made you sing, the seraphim themselves would admire and envy your song. :)

670 Gus  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:13:33pm

Is it safe?

671 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:13:46pm

re: #669 iceweasel

If we made you sing, the seraphim themselves would admire and envy your song. :)

Wait, you're not an atheist anymore?

/

672 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:14:04pm

re: #670 Gus 802

Is it safe?

Yes, Wilson. You can come out now.

673 b_sharp  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:15:35pm

re: #669 iceweasel

If we made you sing, the seraphim themselves would admire and envy your song. :)

The devil you say. Now I'm feeling a bit weak in the knees.

674 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:16:37pm

re: #647 Decatur Deb

Other than the usual crap, he seems to be "pro-Torah", "anti-Talmud". Where does that come from?

I think it came from Twitter. There is some fucktard who retweets random bogus "Talmud quotes" and "Jewish sayings" that it probably got off Stormfront.

Wow, my first hate mail. My blog is getting noticed! {smile}

675 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:16:43pm

re: #671 JasonA

Wait, you're not an atheist anymore?

/

There are no atheists in foxholes

...in bed.

That's all there is to it. /

676 Four More Tears  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:16:44pm

re: #666 Stanley Sea

re: #673 b_sharp

re: #669 iceweasel

Would you guys like the rest of us to leave...?

677 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:17:48pm

Kudos to the kitteh named Zoe who is braving the fireworks demanding only occasional hugs for consolation. Matilda kitteh is hiding somewhere.

678 b_sharp  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:17:59pm

re: #676 JasonA

re: #673 b_sharp

re: #669 iceweasel

Would you guys like the rest of us to leave...?

No need. But you will have to pay admission to watch.

679 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:20:55pm

re: #668 b_sharp

I'm the boy's uncle. His dad, my brother, was the black sheep in the family. The young lad takes after his father I'm afraid. They both have a wicked sense of humour.

LOL.

680 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:21:26pm

re: #675 iceweasel

There are no atheists in foxholes

...in bed.

That's all there is to it. /

Hi Ice!
Hope you are well

681 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:21:31pm

re: #674 Alouette

I think it came from Twitter. There is some fucktard who retweets random bogus "Talmud quotes" and "Jewish sayings" that it probably got off Stormfront.

Wow, my first hate mail. My blog is getting noticed! {smile}

That's the spirit, Alouette. Never let shitheads like that get you down.

682 b_sharp  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:22:05pm

re: #679 reine.de.tout

LOL.

Thank you, I'll be here all week.

I do love double intenders.

683 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:24:13pm

re: #681 Dark_Falcon

That's the spirit, Alouette. Never let shitheads like that get you down.

I am proud to be a honco and the Lowes form of animal life.

684 MandyManners  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:24:42pm

The Kid ate the best of two Portherhouse steakw.

WOOHOO. Q

685 b_sharp  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:25:45pm

re: #684 MandyManners

The Kid ate the best of two Portherhouse steakw.

WOOHOO. Q

Still on the hoof I assume.

686 Racer X  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:27:53pm

Any fireworks tonight?

687 goddamnedfrank  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:28:26pm

re: #667 iceweasel

My guess? It's antisemitic "Christian" haters who want to appropriate the old testament and make it Juden-rein. The Torah is ok for them because it's the Pentateuch-- the first five books of the OT, and therefore essential to Christianity as well.

The Talmud? That can't be made Judenrein, hence it's out.

Antisemitic fake christian email.

"Why does he believe that? Because he read it, in the Old Testament. The book of my people, the Jewish people. And that book wasn't good enough for you Christians. Was it?"

-Lewis Black

688 b_sharp  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:29:33pm

re: #675 iceweasel

There are no atheists in foxholes

...in bed.

That's all there is to it. /

They may be atheists when they enter the room but not when they leave.

689 A Man for all Seasons  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:29:38pm

re: #686 Racer X

Any fireworks tonight?

It has not stopped for hours in Indiana

690 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:30:21pm

re: #686 Racer X

Inside or outside?

691 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:32:20pm

re: #683 Alouette

And it seems your lovely ALL CAPS troll is a big fan of Quentin Tarantino too, with his spelling of basterd being what it is. LOL.

692 ryannon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:32:56pm

re: #658 Bagua

Everyone's a critic these days.

On the Internet, everyone's a genius.

693 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:33:38pm

re: #691 Irenicum

And it seems your lovely ALL CAPS troll is a big fan of Quentin Tarantino too, with his spelling of basterd being what it is. LOL.

If that is the case why does he/she/it think that "Basterd" would be an insult? The Basterds kicked ass!

694 Racer X  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:33:42pm

Not sure how accurate this is:

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men
who signed the Declaration of Independence ?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors,
and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army;
another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or
hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes,
and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.

Eleven were merchants,
nine were farmers and large plantation owners;
men of means, well educated, but they signed
the Declaration of Independence knowing full
well that the penalty would be death if they
were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and
trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the
British Navy. He sold his home and properties to
pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British
that he was forced to move his family almost constantly.
He served in the Congress without pay, and his family
was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him,
and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer,
Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown , Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that
the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson
home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General
George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed,
and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed.
The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying.
Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill
were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests
and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his
children vanished.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and
silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.

Remember: freedom is never free!

695 Racer X  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:33:59pm

re: #690 Irenicum

Inside or outside?

Either.

696 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:34:19pm

re: #693 Alouette

Damn straight. It's a great compliment!

697 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:36:01pm

re: #695 Racer X

It's finally quite up in my neck of the woods, for which I'm glad. I don't do well with loud noises. Apparently it's been a little quarrely here. But I just came in so I missed these fireworks.

698 ClaudeMonet  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:36:48pm

Happy what's left of the 4th and a great July 5th, everyone!

699 ryannon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:37:40pm

re: #697 Irenicum

It's finally quite up in my neck of the woods, for which I'm glad. I don't do well with loud noises. Apparently it's been a little quarrely here. But I just came in so I missed these fireworks.

Better than nothing - and actually quite addictive:

[Link: www.maylin.net...]

700 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:38:56pm

re: #655 Dark_Falcon

re: #674 Alouette

re: #667 iceweasel

I only needed a few minutes google-caching Christian Identity and Talmud to get into seriously warped stuff. There is a stream to the right of CI that thinks they are a Zionist plot. (Yes some of CI is anti-Talmud, but the extremes say they are dependent on it. Much to learn.)

701 goddamnedfrank  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:39:06pm

re: #677 Killgore Trout

Kudos to the kitteh named Zoe who is braving the fireworks demanding only occasional hugs for consolation. Matilda kitteh is hiding somewhere.

It's so quiet here in Montecito / Santa Barbara. It's nice, having half a dozen major fires in as many years puts the fear into people.

702 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:39:38pm

re: #699 ryannon

Wow, that is seriously cool!

703 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:39:41pm

re: #686 Racer X

Any fireworks tonight?

Plenty of them here, but I didn't see them. It's too hot outside to go out and see them.

704 ryannon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:40:11pm

re: #702 Irenicum

Wow, that is seriously cool!

Kids love it. So do I.

705 William Barnett-Lewis  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:40:31pm

re: #694 Racer X

According to snopes, it's partly true.

[Link: snopes.com...]

706 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:42:51pm

re: #700 Decatur Deb

re: #674 Alouette

re: #667 iceweasel

I only needed a few minutes google-caching Christian Identity and Talmud to get into seriously warped stuff. There is a stream to the right of CI that thinks they are a Zionist plot. (Yes some of CI is anti-Talmud, but the extremes say they are dependent on it. Much to learn.)

I'm a little bit shocked. It's astounding to learn that there are people so whacked out they think CI is a Zionist plot. Talk about insane.

707 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:43:52pm

re: #700 Decatur Deb

re: #674 Alouette

re: #667 iceweasel

I only needed a few minutes google-caching Christian Identity and Talmud to get into seriously warped stuff. There is a stream to the right of CI that thinks they are a Zionist plot. (Yes some of CI is anti-Talmud, but the extremes say they are dependent on it. Much to learn.)

These fucking morons who obsess over "The Talmud" don't even realize that the Talmud is just a collection of very intense legalistic discussions. It's like cherry picking quotes from "Encyclopedia Britannica" to prove that "Encyclopedia Britannica" is a Zionist plot.

708 ryannon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:45:28pm

re: #707 Alouette

These fucking morons who obsess over "The Talmud" don't even realize that the Talmud is just a collection of very intense legalistic discussions. It's like cherry picking quotes from "Encyclopedia Britannica" to prove that "Encyclopedia Britannica" is a Zionist plot.

You're trying to say it's not?

709 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:46:42pm

re: #708 ryannon

You're trying to say it's not?

Just the 1911 version.

710 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:47:13pm

re: #700 Decatur Deb

That cesspool is rife with an abundance is beyond bizarre conspiracy theories. My local library was "gifted" with a subscription of Spotlight, the old anti-Semitic newsrag. I used to check it out to see what the crazy talking points were. Lots of interweaving conspiracies, even including aliens occasionally. There was quite a bit of diversity among the crazies, but there one unifying bond was always their shared hatred of anything Jewish. Fucking evil morons they are.

711 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:49:25pm

re: #710 Irenicum

Yeah, the "alien" thing came up, and they didn't seem to mean just strange/foreign.

712 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:49:44pm

re: #710 Irenicum

That cesspool is rife with an abundance is beyond bizarre conspiracy theories. My local library was "gifted" with a subscription of Spotlight, the old anti-Semitic newsrag. I used to check it out to see what the crazy talking points were. Lots of interweaving conspiracies, even including aliens occasionally. There was quite a bit of diversity among the crazies, but there one unifying bond was always their shared hatred of anything Jewish. Fucking evil morons they are.

It's never pretty to read the rantings of disturbed minds like that.

713 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:52:27pm

re: #707 Alouette

These fucking morons who obsess over "The Talmud" don't even realize that the Talmud is just a collection of very intense legalistic discussions. It's like cherry picking quotes from "Encyclopedia Britannica" to prove that "Encyclopedia Britannica" is a Zionist plot.

They don't care. The Talmud is "something Jewish" to them.

That's all they know and care to know, and that is why they hate it.

Nothing more or less.

714 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:53:55pm

re: #712 Dark_Falcon

It's never pretty to read the rantings of disturbed minds like that.

It might be carpetbagger paranoia, but I like to keep track.

715 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:54:20pm

re: #713 iceweasel

They don't care. The Talmud is "something Jewish" to them.

That's all they know and care to know, and that is why they hate it.

Nothing more or less.

It's 23 volumes so there's sure to be something they can cherry pick and show "luk it haw eeville dose Juice iz!"

716 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:54:35pm

re: #686 Racer X

Any fireworks tonight?

Yes! They have started. finally!

717 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:55:33pm

My city decided to forego fireworks this year, to save taxpayer money. And I used to watch from my back porch!

718 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:55:48pm

re: #713 iceweasel

They don't care. The Talmud is "something Jewish" to them.

That's all they know and care to know, and that is why they hate it.

Nothing more or less.

No, there's some texture to it. Alouette's fanboy seemed to prefer the Torah. I was looking for a distinction of some sort.

719 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:56:04pm

As children of the early space age, aliens populate quite e bit of lore, both harmless and deeply malignant. I went through the "aliens among us" phase and still have family that think that way. On a certain psychological level it's deeply satisfying, since it "explains" everything evil and wrong as coming from an outside source, thus "we" whoever we are, aren't to blame. It's basically an infantile way of dealing with the complexities and difficulties of life. The conspiracist is a supreme example of blame shifting and the myth of innocence. It's also the highest order of the victim mentality. Fascinating, as Spock would say.

720 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:00:01pm

re: #713 iceweasel

They don't care. The Talmud is "something Jewish" to them.

That's all they know and care to know, and that is why they hate it.

Nothing more or less.

Quite Concur. It's classic "Total Rejectionism", the same kind applied to Obama. Nothing the enemy does can be good, they represent absolute evil with whom no compromise is possible. I've always been leery of that sort of thinking. Me reading of history has allowed me to understand that that way lies totalitarianism.

721 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:00:15pm

Bwahaha! Pwn3d by the honco babushka!

My blog is #1 on Google for Starvation in Gaza.

722 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:01:43pm

re: #718 Decatur Deb

No, there's some texture to it. Alouette's fanboy seemed to prefer the Torah. I was looking for a distinction of some sort.

Yes, that's why I mentioned the Talmud/Torah distinction above-- the obvious one that random Christian antisemites will appeal to. They 'love' the Torah only because it's also the first five books of the OT, and they seek to appropriate those books (steal them) from 'Jewish influence'. (This isn't just the CI people by the way)

That sort of fake Christian person will still loathe the Talmud because it isn't part of the Christian mythos. Can't be made judenrein, so it's better for them (in their world) to just purge it. And of course what they want to purge is Jewish people themselves, don't forget.

723 Spare O'Lake  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:02:59pm

Good Morning LGF.
It's early AM - do you know where your children are?

724 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:04:45pm

re: #720 Dark_Falcon

Thankfully that way of thinking is also ultimately quite self destructive (sadly also destructive of anyone in their way) evolutionarily. That kind of stark black and white, all or nothing mentality disables any critical thinking abilities they might have. All I can say is, thank God for evolution!

725 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:05:06pm

Happy 5th of July!

726 b_sharp  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:06:16pm

re: #719 Irenicum

As children of the early space age, aliens populate quite e bit of lore, both harmless and deeply malignant. I went through the "aliens among us" phase and still have family that think that way. On a certain psychological level it's deeply satisfying, since it "explains" everything evil and wrong as coming from an outside source, thus "we" whoever we are, aren't to blame. It's basically an infantile way of dealing with the complexities and difficulties of life. The conspiracist is a supreme example of blame shifting and the myth of innocence. It's also the highest order of the victim mentality. Fascinating, as Spock would say.

I assure you there are no aliens among us. You can take my word for it. You are getting sleepy. Aliens have no way to get here from Arcturus. Your eyelids are getting heavy. You can trust me, No aliens are here. When I snap my fingers you will be asleep but able to hear my voice. No aliens. (snap) No aliens. There are no aliens. No aliens. When I count from 5 to one you will awake remembering none of this conversation. You will feel calm and sure that aliens do not exist. 5...4...3...2...1

727 ClaudeMonet  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:07:51pm

re: #723 Spare O'Lake

Good Morning LGF.
It's early AM - do you know where your children are?

If I have any children, it's news to me--and they're on their own.

728 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:09:17pm

re: #720 Dark_Falcon

Quite Concur. It's classic "Total Rejectionism", the same kind applied to Obama. Nothing the enemy does can be good, they represent absolute evil with whom no compromise is possible. I've always been leery of that sort of thinking. Me reading of history has allowed me to understand that that way lies totalitarianism.

I think there is something very special about the kind of hate involved in antisemitism and although there are certain similarities among all strains of genocidal thought, historically and in every other way the kind directed at the jewish people is just different and always has been. Much worse, spanning millenia, spanning countries and nations and times.

I get what you're saying and appreciate it, just wanted to stress that it's important to remember this. (not that you don't)
PS doing laundry so distracted, apologies if this isnt said well.

729 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:09:48pm

re: #726 b_sharp

I assure you there are no aliens among us. You can take my word for it. You are getting sleepy. Aliens have no way to get here from Arcturus. Your eyelids are getting heavy. You can trust me, No aliens are here. When I snap my fingers you will be asleep but able to hear my voice. No aliens. (snap) No aliens. There are no aliens. No aliens. When I count from 5 to one you will awake remembering none of this conversation. You will feel calm and sure that aliens do not exist. 5...4...3...2...1

Since everyone is running around with cellphone cameras, the mothership has had to stay cloaked full time. Damned inconvenient.

730 b_sharp  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:10:42pm

re: #729 Decatur Deb

Since everyone is running around with cellphone cameras, the mothership has had to stay cloaked full time. Damned inconvenient.

Please tell me you remember where we parked it.

731 Targetpractice  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:11:38pm

re: #719 Irenicum

As children of the early space age, aliens populate quite e bit of lore, both harmless and deeply malignant. I went through the "aliens among us" phase and still have family that think that way. On a certain psychological level it's deeply satisfying, since it "explains" everything evil and wrong as coming from an outside source, thus "we" whoever we are, aren't to blame. It's basically an infantile way of dealing with the complexities and difficulties of life. The conspiracist is a supreme example of blame shifting and the myth of innocence. It's also the highest order of the victim mentality. Fascinating, as Spock would say.

Of course there are no aliens amongst us. Especially not lizard people who occupy the vast underground command center beneath the Denver International Airport. And they most certainly do not operate a popular political blog in partnership with the International Zionist Conspiracy to discredit those who believe Islam to be a religion of peace and friendship. Why, that's just silly talk.

//

732 goddamnedfrank  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:15:36pm

re: #722 iceweasel

Yes, that's why I mentioned the Talmud/Torah distinction above-- the obvious one that random Christian antisemites will appeal to. They 'love' the Torah only because it's also the first five books of the OT, and they seek to appropriate those books (steal them) from 'Jewish influence'. (This isn't just the CI people by the way)

That sort of fake Christian person will still loathe the Talmud because it isn't part of the Christian mythos. Can't be made judenrein, so it's better for them (in their world) to just purge it. And of course what they want to purge is Jewish people themselves, don't forget.

Thank you, yes. It's a form of supersessionism, also heavily emphasized by the Dominionists, who like to talk about Israel from both sides of their mouth.

"And yet every Sunday, I turn on the television set, and there's a priest or a pastor, reading, from my book. And interpreting it, and their interpretations, I have to tell you, are usually wrong. It's not their fault, just it's not their book. You never see a Rabbi on TV interpreting the New Testament, do you."

-Lewis Black

733 albusteve  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:18:38pm

wow..ABQ sounds like a war zone...went up in the hills to look down at all the fireworks....twenty miles of valley and stuff going off everywhere...big stuff, and very colorful...somebody just north of me a mile or so has some very large shit going off...on my way back home, somebody touched off one of those 8ft long, 2000 Black Cat bundles and tossed in the street!....like a small 90 second nuclear bomb!...people just drove around it while it melted into the asphalt...what a crazy town...I broke my shotgun and shot off a box of target loads into the barn from 50 yards away...no cops yet

734 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:20:55pm

Time crept up on me--'Nite, all.

735 Spare O'Lake  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:22:35pm

re: #732 goddamnedfrank

To consider the Torah without the Talmud is to ignore the benefit of millennia of scholarly interpretation of many aspects of Judaism, including the Torah itself.

736 b_sharp  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:23:55pm

G'night fellow lizardy aliens.

737 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:24:13pm

re: #726 b_sharp

It's a cook book!!!

738 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:24:41pm

re: #732 goddamnedfrank

Yep. loved your earlier Lewis Black bit as well, btw. :)

also heavily emphasized by the Dominionists, who like to talk about Israel from both sides of their mouth.

Exactly. Started using Dominionism, Christian Zionism, and American Taliban as tags for precisely that reason. Huckabee is an excellent example of them, btw.

739 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:34:13pm

Well, feel free to call me antisemitic, but I do think there's a serious flaw in Jewish culture. It's... a lack of meaningful contributions to the horror genre. Ok, so there's golems, but, come on! A soulless monster made of clay/mud? Uncool, compared to vampires, incubus/succubus, evil djinns/efreets, zombies, or the vast assortment of monsters from pagan mythologies.

740 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:36:05pm

re: #739 Nimed

C'mon man. X Files had a great Golem episode!

741 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:36:36pm

re: #739 Nimed

Though, come to think of it, Buddhist and Hindi horror is even more lacking...

742 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:37:27pm

re: #740 Irenicum

C'mon man. X Files had a great Golem episode!

Meh. Not bad, but admit it, not a favorite either.

743 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:38:29pm

re: #742 Nimed

Actually my fav X Files episode is the inbred farm family episode. Sick twisted shit.

744 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:38:57pm

re: #738 iceweasel

Yep. loved your earlier Lewis Black bit as well, btw. :)

Exactly. Started using Dominionism, Christian Zionism, and American Taliban as tags for precisely that reason. Huckabee is an excellent example of them, btw.

Not so sure. Huckabee lacks the malice that characterizes the Taliban.

745 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:39:23pm

re: #743 Irenicum

Actually my fav X Files episode is the inbred farm family episode. Sick twisted shit.

The Peacock Family! Oh I remember that one.

746 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:39:43pm

re: #743 Irenicum

Actually my fav X Files episode is the inbred farm family episode. Sick twisted shit.

Oh man, that was such a great episode. Probably my favorite monster-of-the-week.

747 Stanghazi  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:39:54pm

re: #744 Dark_Falcon

Not so sure. Huckabee lacks the malice that characterizes the Taliban.

Until his loose lips talk about the Gays.

748 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:48:14pm

re: #744 Dark_Falcon

Not so sure. Huckabee lacks the malice that characterizes the Taliban.

Don't be so sure, DF.

Huckabee: Homophobe, Theocrat, and Conspiracy Theorist.

749 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:49:43pm

re: #744 Dark_Falcon

He's an aw shucks theocrat. Nice on the outside, not so nice on the inside.

750 iceweasel  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:49:54pm

re: #739 Nimed

Well, feel free to call me antisemitic, but I do think there's a serious flaw in Jewish culture. It's... a lack of meaningful contributions to the horror genre. Ok, so there's golems, but, come on! A soulless monster made of clay/mud? Uncool, compared to vampires, incubus/succubus, evil djinns/efreets, zombies, or the vast assortment of monsters from pagan mythologies.

Golems are pretty damned creepy. Plus you left out the dybbuk.
I bet there's lots more too.

751 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:51:50pm

re: #745 Stanley Sea

re: #746 Nimed

I need tp see if that one's available online. I'd love to see it again to get my daily regiment of sick twisted shit.

752 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:52:44pm

re: #749 Irenicum

He's an aw shucks theocrat. Nice on the outside, not so nice on the inside.

Good way to put it.

753 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:53:00pm

re: #743 Irenicum

Actually my fav X Files episode is the inbred farm family episode. Sick twisted shit.

That episode is called "Home", that one is one of the best. also the vampire one with the magic fingers bed, the ghost ship with all the split screen nazi action, and Jose Chungs' From Outer Space.

754 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:54:21pm

re: #730 b_sharp

Please tell me you remember where we parked it.

I VEEL HAVE TO STUN YOU!

755 ClaudeMonet  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:56:24pm

re: #737 Irenicum

It's a cook book!!!

From one of my favorite original Outer Limits episodes. I loved that series when I was 8 or 9 years old, even when it scared the sh** out of me.

756 ClaudeMonet  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 9:57:15pm

re: #730 b_sharp

Please tell me you remember where we parked it.

I remember where it's parked, but what did YOU do with the keys?

757 Decider  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:11:17pm

Fox News is making these people dumb and dumber.

758 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:12:32pm

re: #755 ClaudeMonet

It was Twilight Zone Dude!!! Don't be misrepresenting an episode from my favorite show ever!

759 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:13:33pm

re: #753 WindUpBird

Thanks for the reminder of the episode name. I loved that series.

760 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:15:19pm

re: #750 iceweasel

Golems are pretty damned creepy. Plus you left out the dybbuk.
I bet there's lots more too.

:) Nice! First time I heard of this dybbuk. Seems similar to possession.

I'll repeat the provocation when Ludwig is around. I bet he knows a bunch of other malevolent beings.

761 Nimed  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:17:14pm

re: #753 WindUpBird

That episode is called "Home", that one is one of the best. also the vampire one with the magic fingers bed, the ghost ship with all the split screen nazi action, and Jose Chungs' From Outer Space.

Can't remember that one. Jose Chungs' From Outer Space is certainly the best non-creepy episode.

762 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:20:47pm

Found a version of it online. Not sure how legit the site is. It's got weird subtitles. But it looks like it's the whole episode of Home.

763 Irenicum  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:21:38pm

re: #762 Irenicum

Oops, forgot the link. Here it is.

764 Tigger2005  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:28:19pm

"I support Jesus Christ as my Savior."

Golly, I'm sure Jesus appreciates the support. Thanks to your prayers He's hangin' in there.
//

Actually, while I'm sure Jesus loves even the racist pig who sells this shirt next to the "Yup...I'm a Racist" shirt, it's a sort of "love the sinner, hate the sin" kind of thing.

765 Tigger2005  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 10:30:09pm

re: #761 Nimed

Can't remember that one. Jose Chungs' From Outer Space is certainly the best non-creepy episode.

Jessy Ventura as a Man in Black was hilarious! Wish he'd stuck to acting...or whatever it was he did in front of the camera. He was funny.

766 ClaudeMonet  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:25:42pm

re: #758 Irenicum

It was Twilight Zone Dude!!! Don't be misrepresenting an episode from my favorite show ever!

You're right. sometimes Twilight Zone creeped me out, too. Serling was the master of almost seamlessly injecting politics into television entertainment.

767 ClaudeMonet  Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:28:17pm

re: #764 Tigger2005

"I support Jesus Christ as my Savior."

Golly, I'm sure Jesus appreciates the support. Thanks to your prayers He's hangin' in there.
//

Actually, while I'm sure Jesus loves even the racist pig who sells this shirt next to the "Yup...I'm a Racist" shirt, it's a sort of "love the sinner, hate the sin" kind of thing.

I've always wanted a t-shirt that says, "Jesus loves me, but he thinks you suck." Not sure when or where I'd be able to wear it, though.

Or one that says, "Jesus saves...Moses invests."

768 simoom  Mon, Jul 5, 2010 12:36:48am

re: #35 Aceofwhat?

I like to think of spacejesus as the blunderbuss of LGF. Not a particularly sophisticated mechanism, and it fires with all of the precision of an enraged hippo, but if you're in a roomful of idiots it can be fun to pull the trigger and watch the mayhem.

769 wrenchwench  Mon, Jul 5, 2010 3:18:38pm

re: #10 nines09

Dude in the back is sporting a FUBU shirt?

That's the first thing I noticed.

FUBU is a clothing company. It includes casual wear, sports wear, a suit collection, eyewear, belts, and shoes for the African-American community in the sense of economic investment but not to be exclusively worn by African Americans or Blacks. The name is sometimes considered a backronym for "For Us By Us", implying the product line was produced for a primarily African-American market. The original meaning of FUBU was 'Five Urban Brothers United' but the 'For us, by us' line later took root as the clothing line expanded.
770 Dr. Shalit  Mon, Jul 5, 2010 5:43:38pm

OK Let's Get REAL -

I'm a "Racist" because I generally oppose the policies of President Obama. After all he is the first, Certifiably, African American President of the US. How could I be otherwise? Of course, by that analysis, folks like Thomas Sowell don't count. They are instantly "Not Black" no matter their skin tone.

-S-


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