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From the website of Deputy District Attorney John Patrick Frey (Hardcore Gang Division, LA County, Compton), aka Patterico:

“we just chopped off Charles Johnson’s head and mounted it on a pike on our collective front lawn…”

(“Metaphorically,” of course.)

UPDATE at 1/24/11 7:21:15 pm

In addition to decapitating me, Deputy District Attorney Frey is now threatening to disembowel me and eat my innards. Also metaphorically.

Charles Johnson, I will metaphorically crush you. I will metaphorically disembowel you and eat your innards.

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629 comments

1 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:44:07pm

By the way, Patterico's real name was publicized by right wing blogs when they were attacking him for his very mild criticisms of Robert Stacy McCain. (Before I get accused of outing someone.)

2 McSpiff  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:45:30pm

Whole thing just keeps getting weirder and weirder

3 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:47:00pm

Wow, you can tell I'm a liberal slacker because I just went into work today and came home like always without bothering to decapitate, or even defenestrate anyone...

4 Daniel Ballard  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:47:58pm

This comment from that blog is terrifying. Be careful Charles. This does not even pretend to be metaphorical.

Jasper says:
January 21, 2011 at 11:07 am
’2 cent solution’

I would propose the 4 cent solution. A .45 between the eyes ….

Jasper says:
January 21, 2011 at 8:10 pm
“We do our ministry with love, not with hate speech, not with slander, not with anger or outburst. with a calmed, rational and loving approach”

I promise Joy, I will calmly pull trigger of my .45 into an abortionist that cuts the spinal cords of innocent babies. There will be no anger, slander or hate speech, only justice.

5 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:48:22pm

Blowhard-Craven Strategy: The right is going to keep using gore-soaked metaphor until the language falls to its knees.

6 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:49:07pm

You know, the kind of people who actually did that kind of thing are not exactly my heroes.

Just saying.

7 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:50:06pm

re: #1 Charles

By the way, Patterico's real name was publicized by right wing blogs when they were attacking him for his very mild criticisms of Robert Stacy McCain. (Before I get accused of outing someone.)

He doesn't hide it though:

[Link: patterico.com...]

8 darthstar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:50:22pm

I'm not sure exactly how they got your head. This all sounds a bit like the "meet me behind the backstop" shit I dealt with in the third grade.

9 Kronocide  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:50:53pm

This is really weird. And the yahoo with the '4 cent' solution should get a visit from LA's Finest.

I'm sure Patrick Frey will get right on that.

10 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:51:30pm

And I'll just point out that you'll never find me using that kind of rhetoric at LGF - not in almost 10 years of blogging.

11 darthstar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:51:56pm

re: #9 BigPapa

This is really weird. And the yahoo with the '4 cent' solution should get a visit from LA's Finest.

I'm sure Patrick Frey will get right on that.

Where do they buy ammunition for $2 a box? I'd like to shop there.

12 reine.de.tout  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:52:32pm

re: #4 Rightwingconspirator

That was someone quoting a comment that appeared at a "pro-life" blog. The link is there.

13 reine.de.tout  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:53:39pm

re: #12 reine.de.tout

That was someone quoting a comment that appeared at a "pro-life" blog. The link is there.

And any pro-life blog that allows that sort of comment to stand isn't very "pro-life" IMO.

14 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:55:34pm

May I just point out that anyone who's involved with a collective front lawn--what is this, a community garden or something--is obviously a socialist?

//

15 Daniel Ballard  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:55:41pm

re: #12 reine.de.tout

That is so very explicit... It should not stand ten seconds let alone any longer.

16 darthstar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:56:35pm

re: #14 SanFranciscoZionist

May I just point out that anyone who's involved with a collective front lawn--what is this, a community garden or something--is obviously a socialist?

//

Hey Charles, get your head off my collective front lawn!
/mccain

17 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:57:00pm

re: #15 Rightwingconspirator

That is so very explicit... It should not stand ten seconds let alone any longer.

just the opposite...another comment will top that one

18 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:57:34pm

re: #4 Rightwingconspirator

This comment from that blog is terrifying. Be careful Charles. This does not even pretend to be metaphorical.

Jasper says:
January 21, 2011 at 11:07 am
’2 cent solution’

I would propose the 4 cent solution. A .45 between the eyes ….

Jasper says:
January 21, 2011 at 8:10 pm
“We do our ministry with love, not with hate speech, not with slander, not with anger or outburst. with a calmed, rational and loving approach”

I promise Joy, I will calmly pull trigger of my .45 into an abortionist that cuts the spinal cords of innocent babies. There will be no anger, slander or hate speech, only justice.

Open advocacy of murder. Why does a site that tolerates such a thing have any influence at all?

19 makeitstop  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:57:46pm

Any DDA worth his salt should be ashamed of posting those words.

20 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:58:59pm

re: #13 reine.de.tout

And any pro-life blog that allows that sort of comment to stand isn't very "pro-life" IMO.

Quite Concur.

21 Daniel Ballard  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:59:20pm

BBL, closing shop for the day.

22 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:59:31pm

In twitterfall saw a link to gatesofvienna coverage of the terrorist act. The main posting emphasizes the alleged Arab angle. But the comments...

So long as Russia remains a net terrorism exporter, I cannot summon up a shread of pity for it. ... If any non-Muslim nation is deserving of terrorist attacks, it is Russia. ...
---
I SAY we HIRE the Zeks, Skinheads, etc, et. al. to take out the REAL ENIMIES of the West Just as in the Olden Days, when FDR "hired" Admiral Darlan and Churchill "hired" Dzjugashvili/Stalin and his nation.
Were Bin Laden to seek to invade Hell, I certainly would find time to have Lunch with Satan. Dr. Shalit

Etc., etc.

23 Kronocide  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:59:42pm

A site of little boys talking about how tough they are while playing adults talking about adult things.

24 darthstar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 3:59:56pm

re: #19 makeitstop

Any DDA worth his salt should be ashamed of posting those words.

My guess is Patterico is the Erick Erection of DDAs...probably restricted to pushing papers and answering phones.

25 reine.de.tout  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:01:31pm

Any public employee should be ashamed of posting anything like that anywhere.

26 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:01:38pm

re: #18 Dark_Falcon

Open advocacy of murder. Why does a site that tolerates such a thing have any influence at all?

If this stuff escalates, as it often does, his site is going to impact his ability to function as a LE official.

27 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:01:41pm

re: #22 Sergey Romanov

PS: this Shalit guy seems to have been a poster here. I hope that he has already been banned.

28 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:02:03pm

This is beyond the (im)pale...

29 Darth Vader Gargoyle  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:02:10pm

You stay classy Patterico!! You are single handedly raising the level of political discourse in this country!!
//

30 reine.de.tout  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:02:34pm

re: #27 Sergey Romanov

PS: this Shalit guy seems to have been a poster here. I hope that he has already been banned.

yes, quite a bit ago.

31 recusancy  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:03:08pm

Meanwhile, since racism is making a come back, George Allen is deciding to jump back into the ring and run for senate again.

32 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:03:27pm

re: #27 Sergey Romanov

PS: this Shalit guy seems to have been a poster here. I hope that he has already been banned.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

Dr. Shalit

This user is blocked.

33 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:03:28pm
“we just chopped off Charles Johnson’s head and mounted it on a pike on our collective front lawn…”

Well! It happens that my personal fleet of attack drones and black helicopters is on its way to plant 36 2000 lb JDAMs and a dozen Hellfire missiles on Frey's house as we speak, metaphorically of course.

Btw, speaking of weaponry, I have to wonder where these wingnuts are getting .45 bullets for 4 cents each.

34 darthstar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:04:01pm

re: #31 recusancy

Meanwhile, since racism is making a come back, George Allen is deciding to jump back into the ring and run for senate again.

Macaca? Well, this will be interesting.

35 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:04:12pm

re: #32 wrenchwench

Good. I remember his schizophrenic style from the lurking days.

36 makeitstop  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:04:49pm

re: #25 reine.de.tout

Any public employee should be ashamed of posting anything like that anywhere.

Even better.

37 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:05:53pm

re: #27 Sergey Romanov

PS: this Shalit guy seems to have been a poster here. I hope that he has already been banned.

the same nic anyway...guess he doesn't like Russia, eh?

38 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:06:07pm

re: #33 Shiplord Kirel

Well! It happens that my personal fleet of attack drones and black helicopters is on its way to plant 36 2000 lb JDAMs and a dozen Hellfire missiles on Frey's house as we speak, metaphorically of course.

Btw, speaking of weaponry, I have to wonder where these wingnuts are getting .45 bullets for 4 cents each.

Metaphoric bullets are apparently cheaper than real ones. I'd think they'd be free, but I guess they need a little verisimilitude.

39 Ben G. Hazi  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:06:14pm

re: #26 Decatur Deb

If this stuff escalates, as it often does, his site is going to impact his ability to function as a LE official.

I wonder how long before he's suspended/fired and he blames Charles...never mind the shit that he and his commenters spew for being a reason, if it comes to pass.

40 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:06:50pm

re: #22 Sergey Romanov

In twitterfall saw a link to gatesofvienna coverage of the terrorist act. The main posting emphasizes the alleged Arab angle. But the comments...

Etc., etc.

All possible responses from me self-censored due to profanity, blasphemy, and open calls for violent harm to come to various people.

41 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:07:04pm

re: #25 reine.de.tout

Any public employee should be ashamed of posting anything like that anywhere.

Who does this guy answer to? (And who is that guy's boss?)

42 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:07:18pm

re: #37 albusteve

the same nic anyway...guess he doesn't like Russia, eh?

The first part is from another guy. I didn't copypaste the whole chunks. Apparently this "Dr Shalit" means Muslims, against which he wants to employ skinheads.

43 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:07:24pm

re: #30 reine.de.tout

yes, quite a bit ago.

Didn't know Dr. Shalit had been banned, thought he just lost interest in us.

44 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:07:54pm

re: #25 reine.de.tout

Any public employee decent human should be ashamed of posting anything like that anywhere.

...just a suggestion....

45 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:08:04pm

re: #43 SanFranciscoZionist

Didn't know Dr. Shalit had been banned, thought he just lost interest in us.

Well, I still hold out hope for his cousin.

46 Jeff In Ohio  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:08:27pm

Wait, Patterco feeds at the public trough? And is collectivizing his fantasies on his lawn?


....SOCIALIST!

47 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:08:49pm

re: #31 recusancy

Meanwhile, since racism is making a come back, George Allen is deciding to jump back into the ring and run for senate again.

Macaca!

48 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:08:56pm

re: #42 Sergey Romanov

The first part is from another guy. I didn't copypaste the whole chunks. Apparently this "Dr Shalit" means Muslims, against which he wants to employ skinheads.

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly...

49 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:09:10pm

re: #45 EmmmieG

Well, I still hold out hope for his cousin.

God, yes.

50 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:09:23pm

re: #43 SanFranciscoZionist

Didn't know Dr. Shalit had been banned, thought he just lost interest in us.

Since he has been banned, his interest has probably tripled. Seems to be the way it goes.

51 makeitstop  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:09:34pm

Dim Hoft Idiocy Of The Day

(I hope it's okay to directly link Balloon Juice here. If not, apologies and feel free to delete.)

52 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:10:03pm
Deputy District Attorney John Patrick Frey (Hardcore Gang Division, LA County, Compton)

With a job description like that, this man really should have more and better things to do with his time than post creepy comments like that on a blog. I wonder if his employers know he's doing this kind garbage when he should be doing his damn job.

Stay safe, Charles.

53 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:10:09pm

re: #45 EmmmieG

Well, I still hold out hope for his cousin.

Gilad? That sucks.

54 Ben G. Hazi  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:10:13pm

re: #45 EmmmieG

Well, I still hold out hope for his cousin.

Who's that?

55 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:10:40pm

re: #54 talon_262

Who's that?


See 53.

56 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:11:10pm

re: #55 EmmmieG

See 53.

Literal cousin?

57 brownbagj  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:11:29pm

re: #38 wrenchwench

I am guessing they refill their own spent cartridges. If you have enough ammo and shoot enough, you can get it pretty cheap.

58 reloadingisnotahobby  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:13:08pm

re: #57 brownbagj

I am guessing they refill their own spent cartridges. If you have enough ammo and shoot enough, you can get it pretty cheap.

Say what??

59 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:13:20pm

re: #56 Sergey Romanov

Literal cousin?

He said, but then, we could all be lying, here.

Except for a few of us, like Walter, who don't bother to mantain anonymity.

(Hey, I have an IQ of 167!)*

*Old LGF joke. I've actually never taken a test.

60 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:13:34pm

re: #56 Sergey Romanov

Literal cousin?

Yes, although somewhat distant, IIRC.

61 recusancy  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:13:35pm

re: #47 Charles

Macaca!

And don't forget "I still had a ham sandwich for lunch".

62 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:13:57pm

re: #58 reloadingisnotahobby

Say what??

Out of a deep sleep, eh?

63 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:14:40pm

re: #53 Decatur Deb

Gilad? That sucks.

don't start...I'm still pissed

64 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:15:47pm

re:

65 brownbagj  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:16:06pm

re: #58 reloadingisnotahobby

Yes, sorta scary, but you can refill/reload your own ammo. You don't have to buy it from a store.

You can buy a machine, buy the powder and the metal. Then, save your spent cartridges and refill.

Cheap, reliable and pretty much untraceable.

66 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:17:00pm

re: #63 albusteve

don't start...I'm still pissed

??

67 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:17:11pm

re: #65 brownbagj

Yes, sorta scary, but you can refill/reload your own ammo. You don't have to buy it from a store.

You can buy a machine, buy the powder and the metal. Then, save your spent cartridges and refill.

Cheap, reliable and pretty much untraceable.

My father had a re-loader in the garage when I was a kid.

By itself, it was totally harmless. Had a green plastic handle, I recall.

I can't remember if I ever watched him use it.

68 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:17:23pm

re: #65 brownbagj

Yes, sorta scary, but you can refill/reload your own ammo. You don't have to buy it from a store.

You can buy a machine, buy the powder and the metal. Then, save your spent cartridges and refill.

Cheap, reliable and pretty much untraceable.

really?....amazing!
jus kidding

69 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:17:38pm

re: #60 SanFranciscoZionist

That's sad. He uses blogspot account urah2222, and I've found a lot more. E.g.

EDL-

“Good on ‘Ya” – KICK THEIR ARSES. And when you are done. Kick them again if they are still wiggling – paraphrasing the Great and Still alive BARRY FARBER!

Dr. Shalit

Zenster -

We disagree on one point - I favor the Indian Armed Forces doing the job, along the lines of th "Reconquesta" of Spain.
The Muslims of the subcontinent have had it coming for CENTURIES. Dr. Shalit

70 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:18:19pm

re: #67 EmmmieG

My father had a re-loader in the garage when I was a kid.

By itself, it was totally harmless. Had a green plastic handle, I recall.

I can't remember if I ever watched him use it.

they make an excellent bludgeon in a pinch

71 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:18:47pm

re: #70 albusteve

they make an excellent bludgeon in a pinch

It was bolted to the table. Leverage.

72 reloadingisnotahobby  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:18:59pm

re: #62 Decatur Deb

Out of a deep sleep, eh?

Haha!!
I was making dinner...

73 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:18:59pm

re: #69 Sergey Romanov

That's sad. He uses blogspot account urah2222, and I've found a lot more. E.g.

He definitely was keeping a lid on himself here. Stuff would poke through sometimes.

74 brownbagj  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:19:15pm

re: #68 albusteve

Just was making sure that some understood that not all "ammo" is bought at the store.

I assumed reloadingisnotahobby understood. :)

But, a neighbor I used to have did this. I thought is was cool to do and a neat hobby.

I just don't shoot enough to need to do it myself. Plus I would probably blow myself up.

75 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:19:45pm

re: #71 EmmmieG

It was bolted to the table. Leverage.

I jest...most shooters are well familiar with reloading and the associated stuff to do it with

76 reloadingisnotahobby  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:19:52pm

re: #65 brownbagj

You obviously didn't notice my nic....;-)

77 Talking Point Detective  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:20:52pm

The man that rushed to Giffords aid when she was shot will be sitting next to Michelle Obama tomorrow night

I wonder how the frightwing will respond to that?

My guess is that they will be proud that Daniel Hernandez is being honored by the president.

/s

78 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:20:58pm

re: #73 wrenchwench

He definitely was keeping a lid on himself here. Stuff would poke through sometimes.

he was very reticent as I recall...usually late to a thread and mostly drive by's

79 brownbagj  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:21:05pm

re: #76 reloadingisnotahobby

I did. It was more for others. It does seem like a cool hobby. I could see how others might think it strange - but I see nothing wrong with it myself - except for the blowing myself up part.

80 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:21:40pm

Speaking of Truthers: Hot Ait is the latest wingnut blog to pile on this nontroversey: The obligatory “Chinese pianist plays anti-American tune at White House?” post

This story’s now three days old and I still haven’t seen a definitive account either corroborating or debunking the claims — and quotes — from this widely linked Epoch Times piece.

The author of this atrageous outrage appeared on the Alex Jones show today...
TODAY ON THE ALEX JONES SHOW

Alex talks with Stephen Gregory, spokesperson and opinion editor of the English version of Epoch Times, about Lang Lang, the Chinese pianist who played at the White House State dinner last Wednesday.

81 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:22:06pm

re: #76 reloadingisnotahobby

You obviously didn't notice my nic...;-)

Did they follow through on putting taggants in reloading powder?

82 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:22:26pm

re: #78 albusteve

he was very reticent as I recall...usually late to a thread and mostly drive by's

Dead thread drive-bys are like a pre-flounce aura.

83 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:22:47pm

re: #77 Talking Point Detective

The man that rushed to Giffords aid when she was shot will be sitting next to Michelle Obama tomorrow night

I wonder how the frightwing will respond to that?

My guess is that they will be proud that Daniel Hernandez is being honored by the president.

/s

He's a gay Hispanic... all that is left would be if it he was an Islamic Gay Hispanic to complete the trifecta of hate....

84 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:22:53pm

re: #77 Talking Point Detective

The man that rushed to Giffords aid when she was shot will be sitting next to Michelle Obama tomorrow night

I wonder how the frightwing will respond to that?

My guess is that they will be proud that Daniel Hernandez is being honored by the president.

/s

Hernandez is a good kid, and he kept his cool in a horrific and frightening situation. I can only imagine how the wingnuts will take it, but I for one am proud of him, and I think anyone with an ounce of decency should be as well.

85 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:23:27pm

re: #80 Killgore Trout

Speaking of Truthers: Hot Ait is the latest wingnut blog to pile on this nontroversey: The obligatory “Chinese pianist plays anti-American tune at White House?” post

The author of this atrageous outrage appeared on the Alex Jones show today...
TODAY ON THE ALEX JONES SHOW

Makeitstop beat you to that one.

86 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:24:03pm

re: #65 brownbagj

Yes, sorta scary, but you can refill/reload your own ammo. You don't have to buy it from a store.

You can buy a machine, buy the powder and the metal. Then, save your spent cartridges and refill.

Cheap, reliable and pretty much untraceable.

"reloadingisnotahobby" does not use that nic for nothing. Even reloading, you would have to cast your own bullets and steal the lead and primers to get the cost that low. Cheaper than Dirt's lowest current price on ready-made .45 bullets for reloaders (just the bullets, not the cartridge) is about 25 cents each. The lowest for ready-made ammo is about twice that.

87 reloadingisnotahobby  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:24:04pm

re: #81 Decatur Deb

Did they follow through on putting taggants in reloading powder?

Not yet.....I'm set for the ...ah ..ah rest of my life!

88 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:24:42pm

re: #77 Talking Point Detective

The man that rushed to Giffords aid when she was shot will be sitting next to Michelle Obama tomorrow night

I wonder how the frightwing will respond to that?

My guess is that they will be proud that Daniel Hernandez is being honored by the president.

/s

on hell of a stretch there

89 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:24:59pm

re: #26 Decatur Deb

If this stuff escalates, as it often does, his site is going to impact his ability to function as a LE official.

I'd say it already has done so.

90 BishopX  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:25:47pm

re: #86 Shiplord Kirel

You can cast your own bullets from lead wheel weights. It's not terribly hard.

91 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:26:37pm

re: #90 BishopX

You can cast your own bullets from lead wheel weights. It's not terribly hard.

Seems like brewing your own beer to make beer cheaper. Doesn't really seem worth it :D

92 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:26:50pm

Aha, here it is:

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

93 brownbagj  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:26:58pm

re: #86 Shiplord Kirel

Obviously my dated is dated and I have never priced a 45. I have priced out rifle calibers and light rounds like 22s.

But again it has been awhile.

94 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:27:16pm

re: #80 Killgore Trout

Speaking of Truthers: Hot Ait is the latest wingnut blog to pile on this nontroversey: The obligatory “Chinese pianist plays anti-American tune at White House?” post

The author of this atrageous outrage appeared on the Alex Jones show today...
TODAY ON THE ALEX JONES SHOW

And, oddly enough, if you go to the original source, you find [last line of the story]:

Neither the White House nor the Chinese Embassy responded to phone calls requesting comment on this story.
95 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:27:25pm

re: #82 wrenchwench

Dead thread drive-bys are like a pre-flounce aura.

Well, I understand his hatred of radical Islam, but he let it lead him down an unhealthy path and his hate has now consumed him.

96 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:27:57pm

re: #90 BishopX

You can cast your own bullets from lead wheel weights. It's not terribly hard.

There's a lovely scene in John Adams where Abigail and the kids are casting musket balls for the war effort.

And all my kids get to do is help pull weeds. I'm such a loser Mom.

97 Ming  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:28:00pm

Omigod! I'm sorry to hear about this. I'm also shocked that the guy who posted it is in law enforcement. He really should know how horrible such a web post is.

98 reloadingisnotahobby  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:28:44pm

re: #90 BishopX

I buy cast lead bullets only if they are "gas check",without they just lead fowl your barrel;-(
I hate that............

99 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:29:08pm

re: #52 Slumbering Behemoth

IIRC, they know. He got "outed" several years ago.

100 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:29:10pm

re: #95 Dark_Falcon

Well, I understand his hatred of radical Islam, but he let it lead him down an unhealthy path and his hate has now consumed him.

He doesn't see diff between radical Islam and the rest. He also wants to instrumentalize neo-Nazis and that never ends well - for anyone involved.

101 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:29:19pm

re: #90 BishopX

You can cast your own bullets from lead wheel weights. It's not terribly hard.

I'm aware of that, my brother does it all the time. It's a money saver but it will still run way over 4 cents each. Thing is, the people who have wheel weights handy, service stations and the like, are onto this and they won't just give them away.
The alternative is to scrounge them off the street, which seems like a particularly dodgy variation of dumpster-diving to me.

102 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:29:36pm

re: #87 reloadingisnotahobby

[Link: www.tpub.com...]

103 Stanghazi  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:29:42pm

re: #22 Sergey Romanov

In twitterfall saw a link to gatesofvienna coverage of the terrorist act. The main posting emphasizes the alleged Arab angle. But the comments...

Etc., etc.

Wow, Dr. Shalit appears on GOV? hmm.

104 engineer cat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:29:54pm

“we just chopped off Charles Johnson’s head and mounted it on a pike on our collective front lawn…”

facetiously pretending to act like a sociopathic murderer is such a common theme in american humor

/

105 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:30:25pm

re: #90 BishopX

You can cast your own bullets from lead wheel weights. It's not terribly hard.

oh man, as opposed to what?....what if you need jacketed rounds or hollow points etc?...reloading is for match ammo or range loads for shotguns....anything else is expensive and time consuming

106 Stanghazi  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:30:28pm

re: #42 Sergey Romanov

The first part is from another guy. I didn't copypaste the whole chunks. Apparently this "Dr Shalit" means Muslims, against which he wants to employ skinheads.

That's our guy!

107 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:30:28pm

re: #103 Stanley Sea

Wow, Dr. Shalit appears on GOV? hmm.

By the dates I see that he appeared there about at the time he was banned here.

108 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:30:43pm

Something I find odd about the internet--people think they can win by declaring that they won.

On the other hand, in a debate without judges, who can really tell who won?

109 reloadingisnotahobby  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:30:56pm

I smell something buning...

110 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:31:07pm

re: #95 Dark_Falcon

Well, I understand his hatred of radical Islam, but he let it lead him down an unhealthy path and his hate has now consumed him.

I think it would be naive to believe his hate was ever limited to "radical Islam".

111 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:32:24pm

re: #93 brownbagj

Obviously my dated is dated and I have never priced a 45. I have priced out rifle calibers and light rounds like 22s.

But again it has been awhile.

Prices have gotten insane the last couple of years, especially since Obama was elected. This set off the great ammo hoarding frenzy and the resultant shortages. This has now abated but partly because of increased supply and not reduced demand. Prices haven't gone down significantly in any case.

112 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:32:31pm

re: #109 reloadingisnotahobby

I smell something buning...

nitro?

113 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:32:50pm

Was just reading Balloon Juice after reading the post linked to somewhere up thread.
My new favorite comment on the climate change debate and how the denialist arguments go...

You know the drill: global warming isn’t happening, if it is happening then it’s not caused by human behavior, if it is caused by human behavior then we can’t do anything about it, if it is caused by human behavior and we can do something about it, then that something is too expensive, if it is caused by human behavior and we can do something about it that is not too expensive, then that something is not what Democrats are proposing. And Al Gore is fat, he flies too much, look at his electricity bill, and sometimes when he goes somewhere it snows there, which is very ironic.

114 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:33:22pm

re: #100 Sergey Romanov

He doesn't see diff between radical Islam and the rest. He also wants to instrumentalize neo-Nazis and that never ends well - for anyone involved.

That he's Jewish makes it worse, since if they were to run off the Muslims they'd promptly turn on him.

115 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:33:23pm

re: #101 Shiplord Kirel

I'm aware of that, my brother does it all the time. It's a money saver but it will still run way over 4 cents each. Thing is, the people who have wheel weights handy, service stations and the like, are onto this and they won't just give them away.
The alternative is to scrounge them off the street, which seems like a particularly dodgy variation of dumpster-diving to me.

Wife and I routinely pick them up on our walks, to keep them out of the sewage systems. There's a bit more than lead in most of them.

116 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:34:51pm

re: #111 Shiplord Kirel

Prices have gotten insane the last couple of years, especially since Obama was elected. This set off the great ammo hoarding frenzy and the resultant shortages. This has now abated but partly because of increased supply and not reduced demand. Prices haven't gone down significantly in any case.

.45 APC was always available here in NM, when nothing, including .12ga stuff was...not sure exactly why

117 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:35:03pm

re: #107 Sergey Romanov

By the dates I see that he appeared there about at the time he was banned here.

When people get banned from here they sometimes join sites that actively hate on Charles. It's called "Going Stalker", and its motivated by extreme butthurt.

118 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:35:35pm

re: #114 Dark_Falcon

After seeing the contingent there, I must say that anyone who doesn't understand that Charles made the right choice in 2007 is beyond redemption.

119 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:35:52pm

re: #113 Jadespring

Was just reading Balloon Juice after reading the post linked to somewhere up thread.
My new favorite comment on the climate change debate and how the denialist arguments go...

That would make a great rotating title. I'm sure Charles can make an exception for its length.

120 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:36:06pm

re: #117 Dark_Falcon

When people get banned from here they sometimes join sites that actively hate on Charles. It's called "Going Stalker", and its motivated by extreme butthurt.

Yeah, I know about these sites.

121 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:36:50pm

re: #116 albusteve

.45 APC was always available here in NM, when nothing, including .12ga stuff was...not sure exactly why

There's a complex issue involving the retooling of the world's few SCAMPs (Small Caliber Ammunition Plants).

122 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:36:51pm

re: #118 Sergey Romanov

After seeing the contingent there, I must say that anyone who doesn't understand that Charles made the right choice in 2007 is beyond redemption.

I still can't believe the size of that contingent.

123 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:37:47pm

re: #95 Dark_Falcon

Well, I understand his hatred of radical Islam, but he let it lead him down an unhealthy path and his hate has now consumed him.

This is another great example of how I'm a catnip smoking liberal Dark, because while I hate radical Islam, and what it does to people, I don't... I don't want to hate the radical Islamists, even if sometimes I do... I think... what I want my default setting to be towards them is... pity, because they are people who doubtlessly could have been so much more and so much better if they had now allowed themselves to be bound to and follow such outdadated systems...

124 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:38:15pm

re: #122 wrenchwench

I still can't believe the size of that contingent.

By contingent I mean specifically the GoV crowd. But I guess we could expand this :)

125 Stanghazi  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:38:25pm

re: #107 Sergey Romanov

By the dates I see that he appeared there about at the time he was banned here.

That is what is so fucked up. A guy who goes to a total antisemitic sight, just because of his hate of Muslims.

So fucked up. Scary.

126 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:38:38pm

re: #118 Sergey Romanov

After seeing the contingent there, I must say that anyone who doesn't understand that Charles made the right choice in 2007 is beyond redemption.

I've seen one or two people come back from that sort of insanity, but it doesn't happen often. But Charles was very right to break with GoV, because that site had taken a major turn for the worse. These days its a full-on hate site.

127 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:38:51pm

re: #121 Decatur Deb

There's a complex issue involving the retooling of the world's few SCAMPs (Small Caliber Ammunition Plants).

yeah?...I don't know about it, but 9mil and .40 and NATO stuff all vanished overnight

128 Ben G. Hazi  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:39:41pm

re: #104 engineer dog

“we just chopped off Charles Johnson’s head and mounted it on a pike on our collective front lawn…”

facetiously pretending to act like a sociopathic murderer is such a common theme in american humor

/

Who know who else used to put their enemies on pikes?

DRACULA (aka Vlad the Impaler)!!!11ty

So, does that mean Patterico is Dracula?

///

129 Talking Point Detective  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:39:48pm

re: #88 albusteve

on hell of a stretch there

You think so?

My guess is that it will make them seethe. For many, the hate is so deep that they can't stand anything that reflects on Obama positively.

Did you not notice the reaction to a freakin' memorial speech?

130 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:40:56pm

re: #123 jamesfirecat

This is another great example of how I'm a catnip smoking liberal Dark, because while I hate radical Islam, and what it does to people, I don't... I don't want to hate the radical Islamists, even if sometimes I do... I think... what I want my default setting to be towards them is... pity, because they are people who doubtlessly could have been so much more and so much better if they had now allowed themselves to be bound to and follow such outdadated systems...

Well, I hate Islamists exactly because I know what they do. It's just I'm conscious of this hate only at certain moments. I'm not going around being consumed by this hatred.

131 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:41:40pm

re: #126 Dark_Falcon

I've seen one or two people come back from that sort of insanity, but it doesn't happen often. But Charles was very right to break with GoV, because that site had taken a major turn for the worse. These days its a full-on hate site.

The only "turn" they took was the one needed to exit the closet.

132 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:42:19pm

re: #128 talon_262

Who know who else used to put their enemies on pikes?

DRACULA (aka Vlad the Impaler)!!!11ty

So, does that mean Patterico is Dracula?

///

///Well Vlad Tepes is (or should be) famous for how he protected Christan Europe from the evil Muslim invaders,,,

133 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:42:37pm

re: #129 Talking Point Detective

You think so?

My guess is that it will make them seethe. For many, the hate is so deep that they can't stand anything that reflects on Obama positively.

Did you not notice the reaction to a freakin' memorial speech?

seeth because a guy started first aid?...not very likely, but whatever, it's just not my nature to look for that sort of stuff

134 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:43:31pm

re: #127 albusteve

yeah?...I don't know about it, but 9mil and .40 and NATO stuff all vanished overnight

For awhile even the Army was tight on training ammo. Ramping up for the wars probably jacked everything. (Then there was Obama's attempt to take all our guns and ammo...)

135 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:43:36pm

re: #130 Sergey Romanov

(Just a note: for me "Islamist" is a radical Muslim, so I don't add the word "radical". Hope it's OK.)

136 SilentAlfa  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:44:21pm

Fear not denizens of the United States, Tim Pawlenty is here to heal your wounds, cure your ails, solve your problems!

137 reine.de.tout  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:44:44pm

re: #135 Sergey Romanov

(Just a note: for me "Islamist" is a radical Muslim, so I don't add the word "radical". Hope it's OK.)

It is for me.
It's what I use to differentiate, as well.

138 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:44:55pm

re: #134 Decatur Deb

For awhile even the Army was tight on training ammo. Ramping up for the wars probably jacked everything. (Then there was Obama's attempt to take all our guns and ammo...)

well, he did a good job on snagging all my 12ga slugs and 00buck!...damn him!

139 Talking Point Detective  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:46:09pm

re: #133 albusteve

seeth because a guy started first aid?...not very likely, but whatever, it's just not my nature to look for that sort of stuff

No. That's not what I meant - I'm not suggesting that they'll seethe because Hernandez helped save Giffords' life.

I think they will be angry that a hero will be sitting next to their second-favorite target of hatred, Obama's wife. Again, the fact that they used a memorial service to attack Obama was rather instructive.

140 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:48:13pm

re: #136 SilentAlfa

[Video]Fear not denizens of the United States, Tim Pawlenty is here to heal your wounds, cure your ails, solve your problems!

Is he a candidate for the Oscars?

141 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:50:23pm

Seems a bit ironic that "Patterico" was involved in having Michael A. Hiltzik of the LA Times fired for posting on conservative blogs under different pseudonyms.

At Los Angeles Times, a Columnist Who Used a False Web Name Loses His Blog
By KATIE HAFNER
Published: April 24, 2006

In the last few years, newspapers around the country have been testing the waters of the seldom-restrained, often scrappy world of Web-based journalism by setting their reporters loose to write their own blogs.
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Last week, the experiment backfired for The Los Angeles Times. The newspaper suspended the blog of one of its columnists after it was revealed that he had posted comments on the paper's Web site and elsewhere on the Web under false names.

Michael A. Hiltzik, 53, a business columnist and a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the paper, acknowledged using the names Mikekoshi and Nofanofcablecos not only in posts to his own blog, but on other Web sites as well.

In a statement on Mr. Hiltzik's blog and printed in the paper last week, The Los Angeles Times said Mr. Hiltzik's actions had violated the newspaper's ethics guidelines, "which requires editors and reporters to identify themselves when dealing with the public." That policy "applies to both the print and online editions of the newspaper."

The incident has underscored the difficulties that can arise when a newspaper gives free rein to staff writers on the Web. "You give up a lot of control. It requires an enormous amount of trust," said Mickey Kaus, a columnist for Slate.com.

Mr. Hiltzik's reputation at The Times is mixed. In 1993, while serving as a correspondent in Moscow, he was recalled to Los Angeles after it was discovered he had been reading his colleagues' e-mail messages. Six years later, he and a fellow Times writer, Chuck Philips, received a Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles on corruption in the entertainment industry.

Mr. Hiltzik has been writing his Golden State blog, which carries the same name as his newspaper column, since last fall. As a blogger, Mr. Hiltzik is often strident in his liberal views, and has engaged in public political scrapes with a number of conservative bloggers.

It was one such blogger, Patrick Frey, who exposed Mr. Hiltzik's anonymous postings. Mr. Frey, an assistant Los Angeles district attorney, maintains a conservative blog called Patterico's Pontifications. Last week, Mr. Frey wrote on his blog that Mr. Hiltzik had been posting to Web sites pseudonymously for two or three years. Shortly thereafter, The Times suspended the Golden State blog.

Continues.

Shouldn't these same ethical standards be applied to public (read government) deputy district attorneys and expended to included the type of rhetoric and behavior displayed by "Patterico" on numerous occasions? If he were a private attorney then there could be some wiggle room but where is the public trust in having a man like this involved in the prosecution of criminals for the citizens of Los Angeles county? Does the DA feel comfortable in employing an activist blogger and part time internet "rodeo clown"?

142 Stanghazi  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:50:31pm

NewMessageMedia

Rolling Stone's Top 12 Politicians and Execs Blocking Climate Progress [Link: ow.ly...]

144 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:51:16pm

whaddaya know, still more affordable to rent in Portland: [Link: trulia.movity.com...]

145 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:51:58pm

re: #141 Gus 802

Seems a bit ironic that "Patterico" was involved in having Michael A. Hiltzik of the LA Times fired for posting on conservative blogs under different pseudonyms.

At Los Angeles Times, a Columnist Who Used a False Web Name Loses His Blog
By KATIE HAFNER
Published: April 24, 2006

Shouldn't these same ethical standards be applied to public (read government) deputy district attorneys and expended to included the type of rhetoric and behavior displayed by "Patterico" on numerous occasions? If he were a private attorney then there could be some wiggle room but where is the public trust in having a man like this involved in the prosecution of criminals for the citizens of Los Angeles county? Does the DA feel comfortable in employing an activist blogger and part time internet "rodeo clown"?

Personally? I think they should fire him.

146 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:53:40pm

re: #143 Killgore Trout

Giuliani to Piers Morgan: Tea Party’s good, but a couple people in it are 'a little crazy'

Guiliani is just such weak sauce, what a deflated balloon of a candidate that guy was

147 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:54:46pm

re: #146 WindUpBird

Guiliani is just such weak sauce, what a deflated balloon of a candidate that guy was

he seems to prefer the slam dunk, rather than the hard campaign

148 dragonfire1981  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:54:47pm

re: #143 Killgore Trout

I think he left off "hundred thousand" after "couple"...

149 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:54:54pm

re: #145 Sergey Romanov

Personally? I think they should fire him.

They should give him the ultimatum of first shutting down "Patterico's Pontifications" and then ceasing to engage in "late night" errant behavior. If not then they should fire him. At least that's what I think Los Angeles County District Attorney, Steve Cooley, should do.

150 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:55:40pm

re: #146 WindUpBird

Guiliani is just such weak sauce, what a deflated balloon of a candidate that guy was

I was a big fan of Rudy but nobody else was. He was a major flop last time. This time he's going to be lucky to beat Ron Paul.

151 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:56:35pm

re: #150 Killgore Trout

I was a big fan of Rudy but nobody else was. He was a major flop last time. This time he's going to be lucky to beat Ron Paul.

I'd be surprised if he manages to garner somewhere between 9 and 11 percent of the vote....

152 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:57:32pm

re: #143 Killgore Trout

He did a REALLY good job cleaning up NYC.
I hope he can follow through, here.

153 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 4:58:27pm

Just to reiterate. If he was a private attorney then it would be acceptable to a large extent. A county government attorney should not be engaged in this type of behavior and web activity. Taken to it's extreme could you imagine if Steve Cooley or Eric Holder had a blog like that?

154 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:00:55pm

re: #10 Charles

And I'll just point out that you'll never find me using that kind of rhetoric at LGF - not in almost 10 years of blogging.

10 years next month?

Party favors and hats time?

155 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:02:21pm

re: #149 Gus 802

They should give him the ultimatum of first shutting down "Patterico's Pontifications" and then ceasing to engage in "late night" errant behavior. If not then they should fire him. At least that's what I think Los Angeles County District Attorney, Steve Cooley, should do.

That's it. Now he will shout about 1st Amd. rights being trampled.

156 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:02:57pm

re: #154 wrenchwench

10 years next month?

Party favors and hats time?

a tencentenial?

157 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:05:12pm

re: #150 Killgore Trout

I was a big fan of Rudy but nobody else was. He was a major flop last time. This time he's going to be lucky to beat Ron Paul.

I think he'd run mostly to try and spike Sarah Palin. If he was able to knock her out of the race, he'd add another great service to America onto his list.

158 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:05:48pm

re: #157 Dark_Falcon

I think he'd run mostly to try and spike Sarah Palin. If he was able to knock her out of the race, he'd add another great service to America onto his list.

I doubt he will run

159 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:06:33pm

re: #155 Sergey Romanov

That's it. Now he will shout about 1st Amd. rights being trampled.

I suppose he could and he could probably "win" using that defense.

160 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:07:32pm

In other news! My crystal ball sees a lot of splodey heads and Mongo is very, very, angry.

/

161 reine.de.tout  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:08:10pm

re: #154 wrenchwench

10 years next month?

Party favors and hats time?

DONATION or SUBSCRIPTION TIME!

I think everyone should commit to making the 10th anniversary of LGF a great one. Make a donation or SUBSCRIBE!

162 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:08:24pm

re: #156 albusteve

a tencentenial?

I'm sure some will call it "decadent".

163 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:13:32pm

re: #161 reine.de.tout

DONATION or SUBSCRIPTION TIME!

I think everyone should commit to making the 10th anniversary of LGF a great one. Make a donation or SUBSCRIBE!

I guess we can wait until the first to give the complicated directions to the appropriate buttons....

164 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:14:56pm

re: #161 reine.de.tout

Hmm, we need some seriously Lizard Cool Party Hats.

165 SpaceJesus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:14:59pm

wait is he really a deputy DA?

166 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:15:30pm

[Link: io9.com...]

167 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:15:34pm

re: #164 Floral Giraffe

Hmm, we need some seriously Lizard Cool Party Hats.

Image: z197160060.jpg

168 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:16:46pm

re: #160 Gus 802

In other news! My crystal ball sees a lot of splodey heads and Mongo is very, very, angry.

/

The problem is that these nuts are pretty dangerous. And when LA lowers the hammer on Frey, as they surely must, the wingnuts will get even more crazed. The question is whether this stays on the net or if it spills over onto Fox News. Because the latter would be big trouble.

169 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:17:33pm

Ah yes. The fish rots from the head down...

Cooley doesn't plan to give back $13,000 received during prosecution of oil company
October 23, 2010 | 6:34 pm

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley on Saturday said he has no plans to return $13,000 in contributions to his attorney general's campaign from an oil company received while his office was prosecuting the firm for violating state environmental laws.

Cooley said his campaign staff is reviewing the matter, however. He emphasized that the donations from Warren E&P Inc., which operates oil wells near the Port of Los Angeles, had no influence on how his office handled the pending case.

Reports filed by Warren's parent company with the Securities and Exchange Commission show that county prosecutors have agreed to a nearly identical settlement to the one discussed by the Los Angeles city attorney's office under Democrat Rocky Delgadillo.

The district attorney's office inherited the case from the city attorney's office, which filed criminal charges against Warren in January 2008. The case was handed over to the district attorney's office after the firm's defense lawyer, Carmen Trutanich, was elected city attorney last year, taking over for Delgadillo.

Cooley said returning the donations would throw Warren E&P Inc. “under the bus” and imply that the company was trying to influence prosecutors, which he said would be unfair to both the company and his agency.

Continues.

170 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:18:57pm

This was the best from google...
[Link: www.4funparties.com...]

171 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:19:23pm

re: #168 Dark_Falcon

The problem is that these nuts are pretty dangerous. And when LA lowers the hammer on Frey, as they surely must, the wingnuts will get even more crazed. The question is whether this stays on the net or if it spills over onto Fox News. Because the latter would be big trouble.

I don't foresee a problem though. Frankly, even though I made my "case" I seriously doubt anything will happen.

172 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:21:13pm

OK, this is a REALLY weird search.
[Link: www.smarter.com...]

173 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:21:25pm

Good evening all.

Charles, I see you have pissed off the impotent, micro-phallus, aging, obese, conservative, screen beret sector again.

Honestly, why do you pick on semi-literate failures who know that their flaws are so terrible that they are left with the charm of a full, but cooling colostomy bag? Give them a martyr cookie.

Keep up the good work!

174 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:22:14pm

re: #171 Gus 802

...The District Attorney fulfills these responsibilities through the efforts of the employees of the Office of the District Attorney. Each employee of the District Attorney's Office shall adopt the highest standards of ethical behavior and professionalism. Each employee, moreover, is integral to achieving the mission of the Office and shares the District Attorney's obligation to enhance the fundamental right of the people of Los Angeles County to a safe and just society. At all times, the mission of the District Attorney's Office shall be carried out in a fair, evenhanded and compassionate manner.

And he's threatening a resident of that county. (“Metaphorically,” of course.)

175 SpaceJesus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:22:44pm

im really good old friends with someone he works with then

176 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:22:50pm

re: #147 albusteve

he seems to prefer the slam dunk, rather than the hard campaign

I like a guy who is just constantly going door to door

There was this really nice republican firefighter running for my district in Oregon state house or what not and there was just no way in hell he was going to flip my enclave of hippies to the GOP, but there he was on my doorstep, chatting with me for a couple minutes

Then again, I think he sent us a mailer a day for a month

177 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:23:04pm

re: #173 LudwigVanQuixote

Hello, you!
Hope all is well?
*smooch*

178 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:23:27pm

re: #175 SpaceJesus

im really good old friends with someone he works with then

hah rly?

179 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:23:49pm

re: #173 LudwigVanQuixote

hahahaha gross

180 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:24:05pm

re: #177 Floral Giraffe

Hello, you!
Hope all is well?
*smooch*

Fabulous. Work has gotten very intense of late. It is rather nice to check in and say hello here. Hell it is nice to have the chance to check in and say hello.

181 SpaceJesus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:24:10pm

re: #178 WindUpBird


yes. we talk on facebook chat pretty regularly too. he mainly does DUIs

182 makeitstop  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:24:14pm

re: #169 Gus 802

Ah yes. The fish rots from the head down...

Cooley doesn't plan to give back $13,000 received during prosecution of oil company
October 23, 2010 | 6:34 pm

Yeah, chances of anybody getting fired (or even reprimanded) from that guy's office for overheated rhetoric? Slim and none.

183 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:25:01pm

re: #179 WindUpBird

hahahaha gross

I've decided that one of my roles since I am so ridiculously busy of late is that if I am going to make "drive by posts" they ought to piss off the right wing as much as possible.

184 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:26:14pm

re: #181 SpaceJesus

yes. we talk on facebook chat pretty regularly too. he mainly does DUIs

THAT'S gotta be fun!

My father was always in worker's comp law, so i'd hear the grim stories of the guy who a thing broke and he fell off a work site and has a hojillion titanium rods keeping his skeleton together

He did ONE divorce as a lawyer, and he said something like "I'd rather be back in Vietnam" after the case was over

185 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:26:19pm

re: #173 LudwigVanQuixote

Good evening all.

Charles, I see you have pissed off the impotent, micro-phallus, aging, obese, conservative, screen beret sector again.

Honestly, why do you pick on semi-literate failures who know that their flaws are so terrible that they are left with the charm of a full, but cooling colostomy bag? Give them a martyr cookie.

Keep up the good work!

Hello, Ludwig! How goes it?

186 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:26:49pm

re: #183 LudwigVanQuixote

I've decided that one of my roles since I am so ridiculously busy of late is that if I am going to make "drive by posts" they ought to piss off the right wing as much as possible.

the problem is I'll start trying to match you for imagery and then the blog just turns into a Seth Rogan movie :D

187 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:27:16pm

re: #175 SpaceJesus

im really good old friends with someone he works with then

Splodey heads!

188 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:27:43pm

re: #180 LudwigVanQuixote

Glad you are well, nice to "see" you here.

189 SpaceJesus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:27:46pm

re: #184 WindUpBird

haha, yeah divorce law is the second worst kind of law to practice. first being indian law because of the depressing nature of the cases.


that's funny that he's a deputy DA. does he do this blogging shit while on the job?

190 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:29:01pm

re: #187 Gus 802

Splodey heads!

One thing I've never ever had, was the boss who was the different party and just drove everyone crazy

health care and art, all my bosses or clients, they're all like normal I Liked Clinton, So He Fucked Her, Who Cares left wing to People Should Seize The Means of Production left wing

191 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:30:21pm

re: #189 SpaceJesus

haha, yeah divorce law is the second worst kind of law to practice. first being indian law because of the depressing nature of the cases.

that's funny that he's a deputy DA. does he do this blogging shit while on the job?

One wonders!

192 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:31:37pm

re: #189 SpaceJesus

haha, yeah divorce law is the second worst kind of law to practice. first being indian law because of the depressing nature of the cases.

that's funny that he's a deputy DA. does he do this blogging shit while on the job?

With his obsessive behavior, I'd say it's likely.

193 Ojoe  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:32:22pm
194 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:32:42pm

re: #189 SpaceJesus

haha, yeah divorce law is the second worst kind of law to practice. first being indian law because of the depressing nature of the cases.

that's funny that he's a deputy DA. does he do this blogging shit while on the job?

lots of people 'find' he time...as for his superiors, maybe they blog too....being on the public dime should make it easier

195 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:35:06pm

re: #193 Ojoe

How are the N. Whigs, Ojoe? Are they fading or have you moved on?

196 Big Joe Ghazi  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:35:07pm

re: #194 albusteve

lots of people 'find' he time...as for his superiors, maybe they blog too...being on the public dime should make it easier

I dunno. CA is big on professionalism in government. Our city bans internet for other than city business. That's why I bought an iphone.

197 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:36:37pm

re: #185 Dark_Falcon

Fantastic buddy. Thanks! How goes by you?

re: #186 WindUpBird

the problem is I'll start trying to match you for imagery and then the blog just turns into a Seth Rogan movie :D

Give it your best shot.

I have just decided to refer to Rush Limbaugh as yeasty queef sputem.

And if you think about it, it completely fits. He is a pasty amorphous mass that is best thought of as an embarrassing infected waste product - much like the oily dead skin flakes under Beck's man-boobs.
Top that.

198 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:37:34pm

re: #196 mracb

I dunno. CA is big on professionalism in government. Our city bans internet for other than city business. That's why I bought an iphone.

maybe he blogs from home, but that would be easy to determine...if he blogs from work, he is just one of millions

199 darthstar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:37:46pm

I'm really getting sick of the facebook posts that think it's like totally awesome that if you add your age this year to the year you were born (assuming you were born in 1999 or earlier) that it magically comes out to 111. Subtract the year you were born from 100 and add it to the result and you'll come up with 100...OMFGZ! And we wonder why people can't understand the deficit.

200 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:38:10pm

re: #189 SpaceJesus

haha, yeah divorce law is the second worst kind of law to practice. first being indian law because of the depressing nature of the cases.

that's funny that he's a deputy DA. does he do this blogging shit while on the job?

There are some of his posts here at Big Government with time stamps of 9:40 am, 11:27 am, and 3:01 pm. (cached) [Link: webcache.googleusercontent.com...]

201 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:40:15pm

re: #197 LudwigVanQuixote

That had some very gross imagery in it.
Pass the brain bleach, please?

202 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:41:59pm

re: #201 Floral Giraffe

That had some very gross imagery in it.
Pass the brain bleach, please?

Well that's the idea... I rather apologize, but I have firmly come to the conclusion that there is really nothing so vile that one could use for imagery that would overshadow the hideous, greedy, stupid, cruel, shortsighted, harmful, devolved reality of the wingnuts.

203 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:42:36pm

re: #197 LudwigVanQuixote

Fantastic buddy. Thanks! How goes by you?

Sales are up. Money's very tight, though. I've found ways to pay all of the critical bills though, so I'll be OK.

204 engineer cat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:43:34pm

re: #136 SilentAlfa

[Video]

Fear not denizens of the United States, Tim Pawlenty is here to heal your wounds, cure your ails, solve your problems!

according to my italian cookbook, pawlenty is a bland, mushy side dish made from corn

205 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:43:34pm

There's always the obvious question. What do you think would happen if a leftie deputy DA had a left wing blog similar to the one in question?

206 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:43:41pm

re: #200 jaunte

There are some of his posts here at Big Government with time stamps of 9:40 am, 11:27 am, and 3:01 pm. (cached) [Link: webcache.googleusercontent.com...]


just mixing business with pleasure...no harm, no foul

207 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:43:52pm

re: #202 LudwigVanQuixote

Well that's the idea... I rather apologize, but I have firmly come to the conclusion that there is really nothing so vile that one could use for imagery that would overshadow the hideous, greedy, stupid, cruel, shortsighted, harmful, devolved reality of the wingnuts.

Jabba The Hut, works for Rush, for me.
(Still, the oily scales under his man boobs, needed a "barf alert".)

208 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:44:07pm

re: #200 jaunte

There are some of his posts here at Big Government with time stamps of 9:40 am, 11:27 am, and 3:01 pm. (cached) [Link: webcache.googleusercontent.com...]

Hopefully, he can be fired for that. Because what he posts is very hateful.

209 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:44:52pm

re: #206 albusteve

He seems to be doing a lot of it during office hours. I guess it's up to the City of L.A.

210 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:45:24pm

re: #205 Gus 802

There's always the obvious question. What do you think would happen if a leftie deputy DA had a left wing blog similar to the one in question?

I'd still be pissed. I don't believe in tolerating death threats like what he posts.

211 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:46:31pm

re: #205 Gus 802

There's always the obvious question. What do you think would happen if a leftie deputy DA had a left wing blog similar to the one in question?

nothing...but I would not bet my last dime on it...the question is, who is enabling this guy to rip off the taxpayers?....the DA

212 makeitstop  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:46:33pm

re: #197 LudwigVanQuixote

I have just decided to refer to Rush Limbaugh as yeasty queef sputem.

Well, so much for dinner. /

213 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:46:43pm

re: #209 jaunte

Or the County, rather.

214 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:47:28pm

re: #209 jaunte

He seems to be doing a lot of it during office hours. I guess it's up to the City of L.A.

a bastion of right wing ideology?...heh

215 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:47:46pm

re: #207 Floral Giraffe

Jabba The Hut, works for Rush, for me.
(Still, the oily scales under his man boobs, needed a "barf alert".)

So his reign of evil will end with him being strangled by Carrie Fisher?

/Entirely kidding. Stay on Target!

216 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:47:47pm

Right-wing hacks the world over are piling on. Now my "mate" Timmy Blair is chiming in, inevitably, on the dreaded 8-year old deleted "St. Pancake" comment.

The Eight Year Old Deleted Comment That Decapitated Little Green Footballs and Proved for All Time That Chuckie Greenballs is an Evil Irrelevant Liar Whose Site I Search Obsessively Every Day.

(And they don't even seem to see how stupid and venal it makes them look.)

217 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:48:29pm

re: #207 Floral Giraffe

Jabba The Hut, works for Rush, for me.
(Still, the oily scales under his man boobs, needed a "barf alert".)

I almost wrote vinegary - but that is really only true if it is hot in the studio and he got worked up.

218 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:50:36pm

re: #216 Charles

Right-wing hacks the world over are piling on. Now my "mate" Timmy Blair is chiming in, inevitably, on the dreaded 8-year old deleted "St. Pancake" comment.

The Eight Year Old Deleted Comment That Decapitated Little Green Footballs and Proved for All Time That Chuckie Greenballs is an Evil Irrelevant Liar Whose Site I Search Obsessively Every Day.

(And they don't even seem to see how stupid and venal it makes them look.)

Really? Do they realize that some of them were the originators of the phrase and rather love that phrase?

Please explain how, they came up with it. It is bad - but you "posted it" so you are bad - looks good for them? How does that work then when you banned them for not knocking off the hate speech?

219 recusancy  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:53:10pm

Nader / Paul alliance. Wack-a-loons rejoice!

220 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:53:17pm

re: #216 Charles

Just to clarify because wingnut logic seems so odd.

They claim you are bad for that phrase.

So the phrase is bad... OK

BUT, you hated the phrase and deleted it while they like it.

But if they like it they are bad right?

But if they hate the phrase then they should like how you deleted those who wrote it right?

221 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:54:47pm

re: #216 Charles

But who are we to expect that kind of cogency? Most of them think the Earth is 6,000 years old and that Palin is smart.

222 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:55:20pm

re: #220 LudwigVanQuixote

They are just scary. Scary, scarier and scariest.
There is no logic, they just are.
Truly, it's almost madness.

223 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:56:03pm

re: #222 Floral Giraffe

They are just scary. Scary, scarier and scariest.
There is no logic, they just are.
Truly, it's almost madness.

FTFY :)

224 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:56:12pm

Bombs away!

225 recusancy  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:56:27pm

re: #221 LudwigVanQuixote

But who are we to expect that kind of cogency? Most of them think the Earth is 6,000 years old and that Palin is smart.

Some here blame it on "intellectuals lecturing from their ivory towers".

226 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:57:11pm

re: #213 jaunte

Or the County, rather.

See it yet? [-)

227 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:57:34pm

re: #220 LudwigVanQuixote

Just to clarify because wingnut logic seems so odd.

They claim you are bad for that phrase.

So the phrase is bad... OK

BUT, you hated the phrase and deleted it while they like it.

But if they like it they are bad right?

But if they hate the phrase then they should like how you deleted those who wrote it right?

Careful - you'll get a headache trying to follow the strange logic here. Remember, most of these people are creationists, climate change deniers, and car salesmen. They don't live in the world of logic.

228 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:58:29pm

re: #96 EmmmieG

There's a lovely scene in John Adams where Abigail and the kids are casting musket balls for the war effort.

And all my kids get to do is help pull weeds. I'm such a loser Mom.

I'm sure Abigail would have told you it was a damn relief when they got back to weeds.

229 darthstar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:58:51pm

Lawrence O'Donnell giving a nice comment on Keith Olbermann and his accomplishment of eight years giving 20 shows a month...apparently it's some kind of record in the news show biz.

230 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 5:59:35pm

re: #220 LudwigVanQuixote

Just to clarify because wingnut logic seems so odd.

They claim you are bad for that phrase.

So the phrase is bad... OK

BUT, you hated the phrase and deleted it while they like it.

But if they like it they are bad right?

But if they hate the phrase then they should like how you deleted those who wrote it right?

There is no reason I can think of to call the obviously random thought connections wingnuts make, logic.

231 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:00:13pm

re: #221 LudwigVanQuixote

But who are we to expect that kind of cogency? Most of them think the Earth is 6,000 years old and that Palin is smart.

Her intellect is equal to their own.

232 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:02:31pm

re: #230 b_sharp

There is no reason I can think of to call the obviously random thought connections wingnuts make, logic.

Its like the old Steve Martin joke, where you deliberately teach the kids to speak wrong.

"Can I mambo dog face in Banana Patch?"

Makes as much sense as most of their idiotic ramblings.

233 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:02:51pm

re: #220 LudwigVanQuixote

The strategy behind these attacks is pretty obvious - they think I'm trying to curry favor with the left, so they're hitting hard on a theme they believe will poison the well and damage me as much as possible. That's why they have no compunctions about making themselves look bad in the process.

234 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:03:33pm

I just want to say for the record and mainly for anyone who is lurking I really could give a rat's butt about something that happened or didn't happen on the blog years ago. I don't care what it supposedly means or doesn't mean. I don't care who said what or who says someone said what or about things that may or may not have been deleted. I don't care. I barely even care that people seem to care so much and think it's "the biggest issue in the blog world!! and everyone should listen OMG!!" except that it provides some odd amusement and is kinda creepy. I will talk about that amusement and laugh at it's stupidity but that's the extent of it.

The only pancakes I care about will be the ones I'll eat for breakfast tomorrow.

I also don't care about anything people might think about me and others like me who fail to care, like we are apparently supposed too.

Well that's not true I might care enough to expend the energy to laugh at it.

I

235 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:06:08pm

re: #234 Jadespring

I just want to say for the record and mainly for anyone who is lurking I really could give a rat's butt about something that happened or didn't happen on the blog years ago. I don't care what it supposedly means or doesn't mean. I don't care who said what or who says someone said what or about things that may or may not have been deleted. I don't care. I barely even care that people seem to care so much and think it's "the biggest issue in the blog world!! and everyone should listen OMG!!" except that it provides some odd amusement and is kinda creepy. I will talk about that amusement and laugh at it's stupidity but that's the extent of it.

The only pancakes I care about will be the ones I'll eat for breakfast tomorrow.

I also don't care about anything people might think about me and others like me who fail to care, like we are apparently supposed too.

Well that's not true I might care enough to expend the energy to laugh at it.

I

Well said Jade.

236 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:07:36pm

re: #234 Jadespring

PANCAKES!!!

237 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:07:48pm

re: #233 Charles

They will do anything to gain importance, in their own eyes.
Honest or not.

238 latitude51  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:07:52pm

re: #199 darthstar

NOFB, but that's effing amazing!

239 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:07:54pm

Crap. You'll see what I mean when he starts talking.

Christopher Hitchens "All Of Life Is A Wager"

240 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:08:43pm

re: #234 Jadespring

a lot of people are very serious about these matters...
jus sayin

241 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:10:06pm

re: #240 albusteve

a lot of people are very serious about these matters...
jus sayin

A lot of people don't feel alive without getting a hate on and need to get a life.

242 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:11:09pm

Why can't some people realize that just because you think they are full of shit doesn't mean you support the other side?

243 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:11:42pm

re: #233 Charles

The strategy behind these attacks is pretty obvious - they think I'm trying to curry favor with the left, so they're hitting hard on a theme they believe will poison the well and damage me as much as possible. That's why they have no compunctions about making themselves look bad in the process.

They already look like crap, so it can't get much worse for them. The myth that you're cozying up to the left is one of their hardy perennials.

244 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:11:56pm

re: #242 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Why can't some people realize that just because you think they are full of shit doesn't mean you support the other side?

Because they live in a binary world.

245 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:12:00pm

re: #242 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Why can't some people realize that just because you think they are full of shit doesn't mean you support the other side?

who cares?...Oprah has a half sister

246 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:12:23pm

re: #242 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Why can't some people realize that just because you think they are full of shit doesn't mean you support the other side?

because they're not very bright :D

247 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:13:03pm

re: #240 albusteve

a lot of people are very serious about these matters...
jus sayin

I'm not suggesting that's what's being done, as in actions, aren't serious. I'm just responding to the specifics of the actual accusations. So yes I do care and am concerned about it happening but no I don't care about the specifics of what they're actually accusing Charles and by proxy LGF of doing.

Does that make sense? Not sure if I explained it right.

248 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:13:13pm

re: #225 recusancy

Some here blame it on "intellectuals lecturing from their ivory towers".

The ivory tower is where society keeps people like me. It is better for society and it is better for me.

Though to be fair we are at a point now where America is so devolved and there is such a revolution of lowered educational expectations, that we are thrilled when the average American can program a microwave oven.

Turning seriously, the ivory tower, is where people know stuff like advanced mathematics, physics, engineering, biology, history and the great works of literature are assumed to have been read and cherished. The ivory tower used to be a metaphor that was said with some contempt, but the people showing the contempt at least knew enough to know what an actual education is.

These days, please. We have something like 40% who think that evolution didn't happen. We have something like 50% who think the GOP cares about the little guy. We have something like 30% who couldn't find Peru on a map.

The ivory tower - real education? I have no idea what the actual numbers are, but I would guess that 95% could not manage calculus, let alone actually advanced mathematics. 95% probably could not tell you anything meaningful about the Ming emperors or how they were different from the Han emperors. Maybe 80% could not manage a language other than English - unless they came here from another country. Hell, 50% can barely manage English. What percentage has even heard of a great English writer other than Shakespeare? How about some great French novelists - let alone read and enjoyed them?

Nah we are a nation that had so very much post war prosperity and has been insulated for so very long that we were able to safely shed the need for real education to survive (or so it seems) for a time. Soon, nations that value it, like China and India will eat our lunch.

Washington is the only capital in the civilized world today where there is a debate about whether or not we should take climate change seriously. We are the only nation that so despises its scientific class that it sells most of its best inventions to others to produce them. We are the only nation in the civilized world where there is a debate about evolution. We are the only nation in the civilized world with so much information so available for so many and used by so few.

If you think about it for half a second, the net is the greatest tool for data collection ever created. I wonder how much of it is used for porn. Is it 50%? 60%? I don't know. But I do know it is rather like being able to go to the Library at Alexandria and seeking out the Egyptian smut section.

No sir. We are so far removed from as a nation, from an actual Ivory Tower that even being able to manage a balanced checkbook is a mark of erudition.

249 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:14:23pm

re: #227 Charles

see my 221! Great minds.

250 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:16:39pm

re: #248 LudwigVanQuixote

The ivory tower is where society keeps people like me. It is better for society and it is better for me.

Though to be fair we are at a point now where America is so devolved and there is such a revolution of lowered educational expectations, that we are thrilled when the average American can program a microwave oven.

Turning seriously, the ivory tower, is where people know stuff like advanced mathematics, physics, engineering, biology, history and the great works of literature are assumed to have been read and cherished. The ivory tower used to be a metaphor that was said with some contempt, but the people showing the contempt at least knew enough to know what an actual education is.

These days, please. We have something like 40% who think that evolution didn't happen. We have something like 50% who think the GOP cares about the little guy. We have something like 30% who couldn't find Peru on a map.

The ivory tower - real education? I have no idea what the actual numbers are, but I would guess that 95% could not manage calculus, let alone actually advanced mathematics. 95% probably could not tell you anything meaningful about the Ming emperors or how they were different from the Han emperors. Maybe 80% could not manage a language other than English - unless they came here from another country. Hell, 50% can barely manage English. What percentage has even heard of a great English writer other than Shakespeare? How about some great French novelists - let alone read and enjoyed them?

Nah we are a nation that had so very much post war prosperity and has been insulated for so very long that we were able to safely shed the need for real education to survive (or so it seems) for a time. Soon, nations that value it, like China and India will eat our lunch.

Washington is the only capital in the civilized world today where there is a debate about whether or not we should take climate change seriously. We are the only nation that so despises its scientific class that it sells most of its best inventions to others to produce them. We are the only nation in the civilized world where there is a debate about evolution. We are the only nation in the civilized world with so much information so available for so many and used by so few.

If you think about it for half a second, the net is the greatest tool for data collection ever created. I wonder how much of it is used for porn. Is it 50%? 60%? I don't know. But I do know it is rather like being able to go to the Library at Alexandria and seeking out the Egyptian smut section.

No sir. We are so far removed from as a nation, from an actual Ivory Tower that even being able to manage a balanced checkbook is a mark of erudition.

"Maybe 80% could not manage a language other than English - unless they came here from another country. "

Hey that one I feel is below the belt LVQ... I spent four years trying to learn Spanish but just could, not do it... that said I've managed to pick up at least 4 different programming languages fairly well... I think some people's brains just aren't wired to learn more than one spoken language, there's nothing wrong with that...

251 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:17:07pm

re: #244 jamesfirecat

Because they live in a binary world.

A binary world has as default, two choices that can be made. In their world there may be two possibilities but only choice.

252 darthstar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:18:28pm

re: #244 jamesfirecat

Because they live in a binary world.

So you're saying there are only 10 kinds of people in the world...Those who understand binary and those who don't.

253 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:18:47pm

re: #247 Jadespring

I'm not suggesting that's what's being done, as in actions, aren't serious. I'm just responding to the specifics of the actual accusations. So yes I do care and am concerned about it happening but no I don't care about the specifics of what they're actually accusing Charles and by proxy LGF of doing.

Does that make sense? Not sure if I explained it right.

I think so

254 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:20:07pm

re: #252 darthstar

So you're saying there are only 10 kinds of people in the world...Those who understand binary and those who don't.

Hello Mr. Obvious.

255 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:20:36pm

re: #248 LudwigVanQuixote

Heh.

256 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:23:58pm

re: #250 jamesfirecat

"Maybe 80% could not manage a language other than English - unless they came here from another country. "

Hey that one I feel is below the belt LVQ... I spent four years trying to learn Spanish but just could, not do it... that said I've managed to pick up at least 4 different programming languages fairly well... I think some people's brains just aren't wired to learn more than one spoken language, there's nothing wrong with that...

Hey, I am not aiming below the belt. I'm not gunning for anyone here honest.

I think you misread me. No one needs to know everything. That is impossible. You don't complain that a brilliant programmer isn't a great poet or that a great novelist isn't up on topology or able to compose a fugue.

What I am complaining about is that the average American doesn't know anything to any depth. They don't know science past half remembered high school muddles (if they even accept the notion that science is correct). They barely know American history, let alone anyone else's. They can't - like you, program their VCR let alone use C/C++ or any of the more exotic languages. They have never read a great book that wasn't assigned to them in High school (if they even read those). They can't speak any languages other than English - and even that abysmally. They are not stupid, but have been allowed to live a life of utter intellectual atrophy.

How else would we have the politics we do if it were any other way?

257 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:26:16pm

re: #256 LudwigVanQuixote

Hey, I am not aiming below the belt. I'm not gunning for anyone here honest.

I think you misread me. No one needs to know everything. That is impossible. You don't complain that a brilliant programmer isn't a great poet or that a great novelist isn't up on topology or able to compose a fugue.

What I am complaining about is that the average American doesn't know anything to any depth. They don't know science past half remembered high school muddles (if they even accept the notion that science is correct). They barely know American history, let alone anyone else's. They can't - like you, program their VCR let alone use C/C++ or any of the more exotic languages. They have never read a great book that wasn't assigned to them in High school (if they even read those). They can't speak any languages other than English - and even that abysmally. They are not stupid, but have been allowed to live a life of utter intellectual atrophy.

How else would we have the politics we do if it were any other way?

I think that post may be taking a particular stance a bit too far and a bit too much of a broad brush, but I won't disagree with you on the "dumbening" of America.

(Wait a minute... that's not how you spell dumbening....)

258 darthstar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:26:30pm

re: #254 b_sharp

Hello Mr. Obvious.

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259 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:26:50pm

re: #256 LudwigVanQuixote

Hey, I am not aiming below the belt. I'm not gunning for anyone here honest.

I think you misread me. No one needs to know everything. That is impossible. You don't complain that a brilliant programmer isn't a great poet or that a great novelist isn't up on topology or able to compose a fugue.

What I am complaining about is that the average American doesn't know anything to any depth. They don't know science past half remembered high school muddles (if they even accept the notion that science is correct). They barely know American history, let alone anyone else's. They can't - like you, program their VCR let alone use C/C++ or any of the more exotic languages. They have never read a great book that wasn't assigned to them in High school (if they even read those). They can't speak any languages other than English - and even that abysmally. They are not stupid, but have been allowed to live a life of utter intellectual atrophy.

How else would we have the politics we do if it were any other way?

wow... maybe we need to re- visit our school system?

260 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:28:41pm

re: #258 darthstar

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261 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:29:23pm

re: #258 darthstar

re: #260 b_sharp

eww! get a room or something.

262 darthstar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:30:13pm

re: #260 b_sharp

Well, we do love you for your mind.

263 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:30:16pm

re: #260 b_sharp

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STOP SPEAKING IN ALIEN. ITS RUDE!

264 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:30:28pm

re: #257 jamesfirecat

Ohhh perils of writing like I speak, but not as carefully...

When I wrote:

They can't - like you, program their VCR let alone use C/C++ or any of the more exotic languages.

I meant:

They can't - like you obviously can, program their VCR let alone use C/C++ or any of the more exotic languages.

Just to be clear, but I think you got that.

265 ಠ_ಠ  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:30:33pm

No disrespect Charles, but I'm pretty tired of seeing the whole political blogosphere turn into one big circle-jerk. Can't you just ignore these assholes? I don't read their blogs, and I don't care what they say. I am getting more and more disinterested in LGF the more time you spend writing about the he-said-she-said bullshit spouted by insignificant hacks. Why would I want to read a blog about blogs I don't read?

TL;DR - Forget these jerks and write about real news.

266 zephirus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:30:50pm

re: #248 LudwigVanQuixote

Ah. This comment prompted me to emerge from the shadows of Lurk.

267 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:31:15pm

re: #265 GM_Yitzhak

No disrespect Charles, but I'm pretty tired of seeing the whole political blogosphere turn into one big circle-jerk. Can't you just ignore these assholes? I don't read their blogs, and I don't care what they say. I am getting more and more disinterested in LGF the more time you spend writing about the he-said-she-said bullshit spouted by insignificant hacks. Why would I want to read a blog about blogs I don't read?

TL;DR - Forget these jerks and write about real news.

What real news do you have in mind?

268 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:31:45pm

re: #264 LudwigVanQuixote

Ohhh perils of writing like I speak, but not as carefully...

When I wrote:

They can't - like you, program their VCR let alone use C/C++ or any of the more exotic languages.

I meant:

They can't - like you obviously can, program their VCR let alone use C/C++ or any of the more exotic languages.

Just to be clear, but I think you got that.

pssst... no one has used a VCR in many years :)

269 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:31:47pm

re: #256 LudwigVanQuixote

You can either do something very well, and in great depth, or you can do a bunch of things lightly. It's a choice of how you spend your time.

270 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:31:58pm

re: #256 LudwigVanQuixote

Hey, I am not aiming below the belt. I'm not gunning for anyone here honest.

I think you misread me. No one needs to know everything. That is impossible. You don't complain that a brilliant programmer isn't a great poet or that a great novelist isn't up on topology or able to compose a fugue.

What I am complaining about is that the average American doesn't know anything to any depth. They don't know science past half remembered high school muddles (if they even accept the notion that science is correct). They barely know American history, let alone anyone else's. They can't - like you, program their VCR let alone use C/C++ or any of the more exotic languages. They have never read a great book that wasn't assigned to them in High school (if they even read those). They can't speak any languages other than English - and even that abysmally. They are not stupid, but have been allowed to live a life of utter intellectual atrophy.

How else would we have the politics we do if it were any other way?

I can't argue with that, not after the level of historical ignorance I keep running into. I try to relate something about a historical event at work, and half of what I get are blank stares.

271 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:32:55pm

re: #268 brookly red

pssst... no one has used a VCR in many years :)

Hey I recently started using mine again, because of Christmas I got some fancy wires which let me burn VHS tapes into DVDs which won't demagnitize or need to be rewound....

272 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:32:57pm

re: #263 Jadespring

STOP SPEAKING IN ALIEN. ITS RUDE!

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273 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:33:14pm

re: #266 zephirus

Ah. This comment prompted me to emerge from the shadows of Lurk.

Happy you did emerge. Did you like the comment or despise it? I think it is relevant because we are talking about political craziness that can only exist when an overworked and easily led imagination is fired by demagogues withing a crushing vacuum of ignorance.

274 zephirus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:33:26pm

re: #252 darthstar

One of my favs. For some reason my upding isn't working. Maybe because I haven't logged on in a while?

275 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:33:27pm

Groan...

@Gus_802 Christopher Hitchens a brilliant lost soul #LGF #lgfpages #tcot #tlot #p2

Not worth the effort.

276 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:33:40pm

re: #268 brookly red

pssst... no one has used a VCR in many years :)

Yeah and they still haven't figured it out :)

277 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:33:49pm

re: #265 GM_Yitzhak

You could start your own blog...

278 SpaceJesus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:34:36pm

in case any of you ever wanted to learn how to make proper meatballs

279 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:35:36pm

re: #269 Floral Giraffe

You can either do something very well, and in great depth, or you can do a bunch of things lightly. It's a choice of how you spend your time.

True. However it used to be the standard of doing a bunch of things lightly at the college level was mathematics through calculus, a reasonable encounter with basic sciences and having read some of the great books.

These days it seems to be deft twittering skills and knowledge of reality tv shows.

280 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:37:09pm

re: #279 LudwigVanQuixote

True. However it used to be the standard of doing a bunch of things lightly at the college level was mathematics through calculus, a reasonable encounter with basic sciences and having read some of the great books.

These days it seems to be deft twittering skills and knowledge of reality tv shows.

turn and face the strain :)

281 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:38:32pm

re: #276 LudwigVanQuixote

Yeah and they still haven't figured it out :)

The whole programing thing always bugged, mostly because I always seemed to program my relatives and friends VCRs. Couldn't stand the blinking. I think I figured out why it happens or happened. No one seemed to ever read or consider reading the damn instructions. The few that did said they didn't make any sense.

I notice lack of instruction reading all the time. It's not just with VCR's. I can't tell you how many times my Dad and Mom have complained about not being able to figure out their cellphones. "Did you look at the instructions?" I ask. No of course not, that would be too obvious.

282 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:38:55pm

Palestinian leaders abandoning ancestral claims to homeland: documents

Palestinian leaders have all but relinquished the claim of a Palestinian right to return to their ancestral homeland, according to the latest documents leaked to the Al-Jazeera news network and made public.

In a second batch of documents, Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas and his chief negotiators are shown in 2008 to have abandoned the historical claim, enshrined in the 1948 United Nations Resolution 194, and yielded as well on which Palestinians would be allowed to vote in a referendum on any final agreement reached with Israel.

283 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:39:53pm

re: #265 GM_Yitzhak

You have an account. What's stopping you from posting what you feel is "real news," in an LGF Page?

284 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:40:05pm

re: #281 Jadespring

It's even more annoying because my Dad is an engineer. He never reads instructions....

285 BongCrodny  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:40:37pm

re: #272 b_sharp

497320746869732062657474474765723f


FTFY.

286 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:41:11pm

re: #278 SpaceJesus

in case any of you ever wanted to learn how to make proper meatballs


[Video]

SJ is cooking dinner tonight!
Meatballs! WOOT!

287 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:41:17pm

re: #285 BongCrodny

FTFY.

someone put a hex on him :)

288 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:41:21pm

re: #265 GM_Yitzhak

Charles has put lot of hard work into making this a great site, and you haven't contributed anything more than a few comments and one page. Quit complaining.

289 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:41:47pm

re: #284 Jadespring

It's even more annoying because my Dad is an engineer. He never reads instructions...

They're guidelines at best.

290 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:42:19pm

re: #282 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Palestinian leaders abandoning ancestral claims to homeland: documents

pardon me if I am skeptical, suspicious & down right mis-trustful.

291 zephirus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:43:24pm

re: #273 LudwigVanQuixote

Indeed. Agree with your comment.

292 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:43:29pm

re: #290 brookly red

Here, have a meatball. They're tasty!

293 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:43:46pm

re: #285 BongCrodny

FTFY.

Begger me gizzard, it wern't broken.

294 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:44:06pm

re: #292 Floral Giraffe

Here, have a meatball. They're tasty!

MAMA MIA! THATS A SPICY MEATBALL!

295 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:44:16pm

re: #290 brookly red

pardon me if I am skeptical, suspicious & down right mis-trustful.

Ditto.

296 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:45:01pm

re: #294 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

OK, I LOL'd.

297 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:45:19pm

re: #292 Floral Giraffe

Here, have a meatball. They're tasty!

I am a non-meat eater... (if you wish to think that makes me mean, you might be on to something)

298 Kronocide  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:45:49pm

re: #265 GM_Yitzhak

Good point. Now go to the stalker blogs and tell them.
Please link to where you proselytize them to STFU and quit talking about LGF.

I'll be waiting.

299 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:45:50pm

re: #289 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

They're guidelines at best.

Not if you're trying to figure out how to use an air compressor with a brad nailer.

300 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:47:10pm

re: #299 Jadespring

Not if you're trying to figure out how to use an air compressor with a brad nailer.

Pff, thats what a hammer is for.

301 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:47:11pm

re: #298 BigPapa

Good point. Now go to the stalker blogs and tell them.
Please link to where you proselytize them to STFU and quit talking about LGF.

I'll be waiting.

huh?...that didn't make sense to me

302 Kronocide  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:47:32pm

re: #287 LudwigVanQuixote

someone put a hex on him :)

06:06:06CR

303 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:48:06pm

re: #299 Jadespring

Not if you're trying to figure out how to use an air compressor with a brad nailer.

Oh gawd, I am so sorry... was that you cat?

304 SpaceJesus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:48:34pm

re: #286 Floral Giraffe


i made szechuan chicken (kung pao) with rice and an orange gatorade actually

305 Kronocide  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:48:51pm

re: #301 albusteve

huh?...that didn't make sense to me

Read this.

306 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:49:06pm

re: #303 brookly red

Oh gawd, I am so sorry... was that you cat?

That's OK. They tell me you really only need one eye.

307 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:49:17pm

re: #303 brookly red

Oh gawd, I am so sorry... was that you cat?

No it was my fraken foot.

308 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:50:07pm

re: #305 BigPapa

Read this.

I just did...what's that have to do with stalker blogs?

309 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:50:45pm

re: #265 GM_Yitzhak

No disrespect Charles, but I'm pretty tired of seeing the whole political blogosphere turn into one big circle-jerk. Can't you just ignore these assholes? I don't read their blogs, and I don't care what they say. I am getting more and more disinterested in LGF the more time you spend writing about the he-said-she-said bullshit spouted by insignificant hacks. Why would I want to read a blog about blogs I don't read?

TL;DR - Forget these jerks and write about real news.

Given that you've had 20 minuets, and not said anything at all, you have earned this...

310 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:51:15pm

re: #307 Jadespring

No it was my fraken foot.

oh, whew... I like cats

311 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:51:23pm

re: #216 Charles

Right-wing hacks the world over are piling on. Now my "mate" Timmy Blair is chiming in, inevitably, on the dreaded 8-year old deleted "St. Pancake" comment.

The Eight Year Old Deleted Comment That Decapitated Little Green Footballs and Proved for All Time That Chuckie Greenballs is an Evil Irrelevant Liar Whose Site I Search Obsessively Every Day.

(And they don't even seem to see how stupid and venal it makes them look.)

The fuckbags at the Dead Louse put up a gallery of old Photoshops that I made back in my Freeper days.

What is it they are so proud of? I can't begin to comprehend the magnitude of Teh Stupid.

312 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:51:58pm

re: #304 SpaceJesus

Hot stuff!

313 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:52:33pm

re: #309 jamesfirecat

Given that you've had 20 minuets, and not said anything at all, you have earned this...

Look at the fangs on that one.

314 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:52:43pm

re: #311 Alouette

The fuckbags at the Dead Louse put up a gallery of old Photoshops that I made back in my Freeper days.

What is it they are so proud of? I can't begin to comprehend the magnitude of Teh Stupid.

AHA! WE FOUND A BLOG POST FROM YEARS AGO! TAKE THAT!

or something.

315 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:52:43pm

re: #309 jamesfirecat

Given that you've had 20 minuets, and not said anything at all, you have earned this...

Have a real minuet.

316 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:53:08pm

re: #275 Gus 802

Groan...

Not worth the effort.

Hitch is being very gracious. Still watching...

317 BongCrodny  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:53:16pm

re: #302 BigPapa

06:06:06CR

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318 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:55:19pm

re: #314 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

AHA! WE FOUND A BLOG POST FROM YEARS AGO! TAKE THAT!

or something.

blogeology ... there must be some grant $ in there somewhere...

319 zephirus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:55:31pm

re: #183 LudwigVanQuixote

What have you been so busy with? Ivory Tower stuff?

320 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:56:47pm

What the hell? All this binary and no Rush?

321 zephirus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:56:58pm

re: #316 Killgore Trout

Hitch uses the language in the most wonderful way.

322 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:57:11pm

re: #319 zephirus

He stopped fighting the chicks off.
///
And you've been doing what?

323 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:57:13pm

re: #316 Killgore Trout

Hitch is being very gracious. Still watching...

Yeah. It's a little hard to watch at first.

324 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:58:01pm

Wow, the latest Patterico rant breaks new ground in craziness. What a freak!

325 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:58:50pm

Quote:

Charles Johnson, you are a hypocritical, dishonest lowlife punk. This post of yours guarantees that I’ll be doing a new post about you every single time I find out about another lie of yours.

Every. Single. Time.

In doing so, Charles Johnson, I will metaphorically crush you. I will metaphorically disembowel you and eat your innards. But I will not do a single physical thing to you. Nor will I encourage others to.

326 engineer cat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:59:08pm

Little Known Romney/Pawlenty Facts

1. Romney/Pawlenty can be made with spam and corn pone

2. Romney/Pawlenty is derived from a polish expression meaning "very loyal and obediant poodle"

3. Romney/Pawlenty won two of the last twelve Dancing With The Former Northern Tier Governors

4. Romney/Pawlenty is high in MSG

327 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 6:59:12pm

re: #323 Gus 802

Yeah. It's a little hard to watch at first.

It's such a tough situation.

328 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:00:21pm

re: #325 Charles

So, do you consider yourself "metaphorically crushed"?
LOL!
Whatever that means!

329 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:00:30pm

This guy works for the government of California.

330 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:00:32pm

re: #325 Charles

eat your innards? like with fava beans?

331 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:00:34pm

re: #325 Charles

Quote:

Is that the Deputy District Attorney John Patrick Frey (Hardcore Gang Division, LA County, Compton) speaking?

332 zephirus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:00:36pm

re: #325 Charles

Quote:

But on an annualized basis.

333 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:00:45pm

re: #325 Charles

Quote:

Does he think he is Khrushchev?

334 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:01:20pm

re: #329 Charles

This guy works for the government of California.

Something to re-tweet...

[Link: twitter.com...]

:)

335 zephirus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:02:00pm

re: #325 Charles

"Sticks and stones..."

336 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:02:12pm

re: #329 Charles

They pay him, but at least part of the work could be metaphorical.

337 engineer cat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:03:20pm

But I will not do a single physical

i will personally - as it were - wipe the floor metaphorically with your synechdochal ass - in an abstract rhetorical sense, of course, meant merely to convey the force of my syllogistic rigor

338 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:03:45pm

re: #331 Gus 802

Is that the Deputy District Attorney John Patrick Frey (Hardcore Gang Division, LA County, Compton) speaking?

too bad this won't make it to the LAT op ed page...wonder what their readers would say?

339 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:05:20pm

re: #338 albusteve

too bad this won't make it to the LAT op ed page...wonder what their readers would say?

Hard to say. I Tweeted this to the mayor, governor, LA Observed and the LA Times.

340 zephirus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:05:48pm

re: #279 LudwigVanQuixote

True. However it used to be the standard of doing a bunch of things lightly at the college level was mathematics through calculus, a reasonable encounter with basic sciences and having read some of the great books.

These days it seems to be deft twittering skills and knowledge of reality tv shows.

Well, I have to say that it is the lack of critical thinking skills that concerns me more than the lack of acquired information.

341 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:06:15pm

re: #339 Gus 802

Hard to say. I Tweeted this to the mayor, governor, LA Observed and the LA Times.

good for you

342 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:06:16pm

re: #339 Gus 802

Hard to say. I Tweeted this to the mayor, governor, LA Observed and the LA Times.

snitch!

343 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:07:14pm

re: #342 brookly red

snitch!

They're coming to get me!

/

344 zephirus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:07:59pm

re: #339 Gus 802

Hard to say. I Tweeted this to the mayor, governor, LA Observed and the LA Times.

Democracy at work.

345 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:10:01pm

re: #325 Charles

Quote:

Is his head about to burst?

346 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:10:04pm

Dude's out of control. He's lost it and he hasn't hit bottom yet.

347 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:10:33pm

re: #343 Gus 802

They're coming to get me!

/

metaphorically...

348 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:10:54pm

re: #347 brookly red

metaphorically...

hypothetically...

349 ಠ_ಠ  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:11:33pm

re: #277 Floral Giraffe

You could start your own blog...


You know who you sound like, right?
You can 'git out!

re: #267 jamesfirecat

What real news do you have in mind?


Oh I dunno,
Eavesdropping Laws Mean That Turning On an Audio Recorder Could Send You to Prison
Tea Party Activist Takes Over New Hampshire G.O.P.
Obama to Press Centrist Agenda in His Address
Mortgage Giants Leave Legal Bills to the Taxpayers
Wall Street's takeover of Obama's Economic Policy
Cold Is Tied to Weaker Arctic ‘Fence’
A Physicist Explains Why Parallel Universes May Exist

I'd have to imagine that it's a very small selection of people that care about inter-blog politics. Down-vote me all you want, but I'm just telling you what the majority of politically-inclined people who come to this site will immediately be thinking. My friends and I enjoy LGF as a place for insightful news analysis, like it was when I started reading it in 2002.

I don't mind the occasional retort, but I hate seeing Charles get sidetracked by the constant haranguing of whackos.

350 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:11:49pm

re: #348 Gus 802

hypothetically...

Hysterically...

351 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:12:23pm

re: #319 zephirus

What have you been so busy with? Ivory Tower stuff?

Research. I actually really can't talk about it.

352 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:12:57pm

re: #343 Gus 802

They're coming to get me!

/

They're coming to get you?

353 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:12:59pm

re: #343 Gus 802

They're coming to get me!

/

Those nice young men, in their clean white cotes!
/

354 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:13:03pm

re: #350 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Hysterically...

retroactively...

355 Ben G. Hazi  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:13:34pm

re: #233 Charles

The strategy behind these attacks is pretty obvious - they think I'm trying to curry favor with the left, so they're hitting hard on a theme they believe will poison the well and damage me as much as possible. That's why they have no compunctions about making themselves look bad in the process.

DING DING DING...we have a winnah!

/can I take "Moronic Politcal Hacks" for $200, Alex?

356 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:14:08pm

re: #350 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Hysterically...

neurotically...

357 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:14:16pm

re: #340 zephirus

Well, I have to say that it is the lack of critical thinking skills that concerns me more than the lack of acquired information.

I believe that the two go hand in hand. I take your point completely though.

People who think in soundbites never see the need to connect the soundbites. Everything is reduced to the visceral and immediate reaction to a phrase. It is something beyond style over substance and merely to the level of reflex.

358 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:14:31pm

Whatever you do don't mention Alinsky, cheese, or fish.

359 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:14:54pm

re: #349 GM_Yitzhak

Was there something stopping you from posting those stories as LGF Pages?

360 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:15:11pm

re: #353 Floral Giraffe

[Video]Those nice young men, in their clean white cotes!
/

Beatcha!

361 zephirus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:15:41pm

re: #351 LudwigVanQuixote

Than I shall not ask aqain. Hope you're at least having fun, and are in that glorious state of total obsession with a hard problem. I love it when that happens.

362 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:15:47pm

re: #351 LudwigVanQuixote

Research. I actually really can't talk about it.

/ so I took all the blue pills & I still don't believe in global warming...

...but I do have a strange desire to register voters.

363 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:16:08pm

re: #352 b_sharp

By seconds, only!

364 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:16:30pm

On blogging from work:

Do I have more protection if I work for the government?
Yes. If you work for any level of government (also called a "public employer"), your employer's right to fire you is also limited by the First Amendment's protection of your right to free speech. However, your free speech rights as an employee are more limited than they are as a member of the general public. If you were to challenge your termination on First Amendment grounds, courts would balance your employer's legitimate interest in delivering efficient government services against your interest as a citizen in commenting on a matter of public concern. So if you blog about something important to the public, you have greater protection. But if your blog's content could disrupt the workplace, your protection diminishes. Government employees also enjoy some legal protections against being disciplined, which vary based on the level of government you work for. In California, for example, a public employee is entitled to notice and a hearing prior to termination. See Skelly v. State Personnel Board, 15 Cal.3d 194 (1975). You may also find the Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide helpful. [Link: www.eff.org...]

365 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:17:17pm

re: #349 GM_Yitzhak

You know who you sound like, right?
You can 'git out!

re: #267 jamesfirecat


Oh I dunno,
Eavesdropping Laws Mean That Turning On an Audio Recorder Could Send You to Prison
Tea Party Activist Takes Over New Hampshire G.O.P.
Obama to Press Centrist Agenda in His Address
Mortgage Giants Leave Legal Bills to the Taxpayers
Wall Street's takeover of Obama's Economic Policy
Cold Is Tied to Weaker Arctic ‘Fence’
A Physicist Explains Why Parallel Universes May Exist

I'd have to imagine that it's a very small selection of people that care about inter-blog politics. Down-vote me all you want, but I'm just telling you what the majority of politically-inclined people who come to this site will immediately be thinking. My friends and I enjoy LGF as a place for insightful news analysis, like it was when I started reading it in 2002.

I don't mind the occasional retort, but I hate seeing Charles get sidetracked by the constant haranguing of whackos.

Those are worthy topics. Make a page out of one of them and I'll upding it and comment on it.

366 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:17:25pm

re: #358 Gus 802

Whatever you do don't mention Alinsky, cheese, or fish.

Alinsky?? 11!!!!1

367 Ben G. Hazi  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:17:31pm

re: #265 GM_Yitzhak

No disrespect Charles, but I'm pretty tired of seeing the whole political blogosphere turn into one big circle-jerk. Can't you just ignore these assholes? I don't read their blogs, and I don't care what they say. I am getting more and more disinterested in LGF the more time you spend writing about the he-said-she-said bullshit spouted by insignificant hacks. Why would I want to read a blog about blogs I don't read?

TL;DR - Forget these jerks and write about real news.

It's hard to ignore those "assholes" because they (and those like them) are driving the bus in the TP and the current GOP. Need proof? You need to look no further than the newly minted GOP-led House of Representatives, for starters...

368 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:17:33pm

re: #363 Floral Giraffe

By seconds, only!

It's a bit scary that two people here know about Napoleon XIV.

369 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:18:28pm

Patterico, I will metaphorically rummage through your psychic liquor cabinet and fix myself a stiff metaphorical bloody mary

370 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:18:55pm

re: #369 WindUpBird

Watch out for the brown vermouth.

371 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:19:54pm

re: #349 GM_Yitzhak

You know who you sound like, right?
You can 'git out!

re: #267 jamesfirecat


Oh I dunno,
Eavesdropping Laws Mean That Turning On an Audio Recorder Could Send You to Prison
Tea Party Activist Takes Over New Hampshire G.O.P.
Obama to Press Centrist Agenda in His Address
Mortgage Giants Leave Legal Bills to the Taxpayers
Wall Street's takeover of Obama's Economic Policy
Cold Is Tied to Weaker Arctic ‘Fence’
A Physicist Explains Why Parallel Universes May Exist

I'd have to imagine that it's a very small selection of people that care about inter-blog politics. Down-vote me all you want, but I'm just telling you what the majority of politically-inclined people who come to this site will immediately be thinking. My friends and I enjoy LGF as a place for insightful news analysis, like it was when I started reading it in 2002.

I don't mind the occasional retort, but I hate seeing Charles get sidetracked by the constant haranguing of whackos.

I'm trying to see your point of view out of fairness dude....but you have to get off your ass and post that stuff yourself...and the pages are really cool to shed the extra baggage and get down to it....people will not have much patience otherwise...log on in the mornings, when all sorts of stuff gets posted...but an empty complaint will get you nowhere

372 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:20:15pm

re: #248 LudwigVanQuixote

The ivory tower is where society keeps people like me. It is better for society and it is better for me.

Though to be fair we are at a point now where America is so devolved and there is such a revolution of lowered educational expectations, that we are thrilled when the average American can program a microwave oven.

Turning seriously, the ivory tower, is where people know stuff like advanced mathematics, physics, engineering, biology, history and the great works of literature are assumed to have been read and cherished. The ivory tower used to be a metaphor that was said with some contempt, but the people showing the contempt at least knew enough to know what an actual education is.
[snip rest of good post]

And since the Ivory Tower is well above sea level the masses will storm it once the waters reach their ankles.

373 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:20:39pm

re: #369 WindUpBird

Patterico, I will metaphorically rummage through your psychic liquor cabinet and fix myself a stiff metaphorical bloody mary

But instead of celery us a "Jim Hoft". He kind of has a celery head.

Psychedelically speaking that is.

/

374 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:20:44pm

re: #369 WindUpBird

Patterico, I will metaphorically rummage through your psychic liquor cabinet and fix myself a stiff metaphorical bloody mary

And then go into his mental living room and putting a death metal Blue-Ray into his player. :D

375 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:21:08pm

re: #371 albusteve

I'm trying to see your point of view out of fairness dude...but you have to get off your ass and post that stuff yourself...and the pages are really cool to shed the extra baggage and get down to it...people will not have much patience otherwise...log on in the mornings, when all sorts of stuff gets posted...but an empty complaint will get you nowhere

as soon as I figure out how to program this VCR...

376 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:21:34pm

re: #325 Charles

Quote:

When the putz writes:

...in doing so, Charles Johnson, I will metaphorically crush you. I will metaphorically disembowel you and eat your innards. But I will not do a single physical thing to you. Nor will I encourage others to.

I reply:

In response to this foolish chest beating overcompensation and stark refusal to accept responsibility for one's actions and ignorant views, I will literally, laugh at you. I will in reality point out that the insane rhetoric that your camp of ignorant slope-browed cave dwellers has spewed, has in reality riled up the delusional and the crazy to the point of violence. I will point it out however much you deny it.

I will giggle like a child at gross story when I think of your stupid lack of thinking abilities.

I will personally continue to decry the evil and repugnant views that you and your party take. I will decry your support for injustice and for enforced barbarism. I will decry your shallow values and your lack of morality. I will hate you for your cruel indifference and smug sense of arrogant superiority. I will mock you for being a selfish, substanceless fool.

But mostly, I will laugh at your small penis.

377 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:21:48pm

re: #368 b_sharp

It's a bit scary that two people here know about Napoleon XIV.

I've posted that song a couple times before.

378 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:22:23pm

re: #352 b_sharp

re: #353 Floral Giraffe

Sorry, I prefer this version.

379 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:22:57pm

re: #364 jaunte

On blogging from work:

wow...I want me a govt gig, and a big 'ol fast PC to play with

380 calochortus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:23:52pm

re: #368 b_sharp

It's a bit scary that two people here know about Napoleon XIV.

Make that three... but I think it merely dates us.

381 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:23:53pm

re: #361 zephirus

Than I shall not ask aqain. Hope you're at least having fun, and are in that glorious state of total obsession with a hard problem. I love it when that happens.

I've actually gotten involved with a defense related problem. But, it is a very hard problem that is quite engrossing.

382 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:25:01pm

re: #377 Dark_Falcon

I've posted that song a couple times before.

Back in '70, we had that album.

Scary, ain't it?

383 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:25:06pm

re: #372 oaktree

And since the Ivory Tower is well above sea level the masses will storm it once the waters reach their ankles.

Nah, that is what the big lasers are for - that and chucking humanities profs at them from the battlements.

384 ಠ_ಠ  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:25:09pm

re: #309 jamesfirecat

Oh, sorry I'm not quite punctual enough. I like to browse LGF sometimes while I'm taking a break from studying. Responding to blog comments only happens in between chapter sections.re: #298 BigPapa

Good point. Now go to the stalker blogs and tell them.
Please link to where you proselytize them to STFU and quit talking about LGF.

I'll be waiting.


Yeah, that will sure be productive. You might as well appeal to the Borg Collective. Unlike Geller et al. I don't believe you guys are so far gone as to be incapable of reasoned introspection.

385 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:25:43pm

re: #380 calochortus

Make that three... but I think it merely dates us.

if you are that old I am going to start tossing this holy water...

386 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:25:54pm

re: #381 LudwigVanQuixote

I've actually gotten involved with a defense related problem. But, it is a very hard problem that is quite engrossing.

Glad to see you're doing your part to keep us safe.

387 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:26:07pm

re: #378 Slumbering Behemoth

re: #353 Floral Giraffe

Sorry, I prefer this version.

Cool.

388 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:26:09pm
Charles Johnson, you are a hypocritical, dishonest lowlife punk. This post of yours guarantees that I’ll be doing a new post about you every single time I find out about another lie of yours.

Every. Single. Time.

In doing so, Charles Johnson, I will metaphorically crush you. I will metaphorically disembowel you and eat your innards. But I will not do a single physical thing to you. Nor will I encourage others to.

Oh FFS! This is a grown man? And a Deputy District Attorney for a large county to boot? What a childish tool.

389 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:27:33pm

re: #386 Dark_Falcon

Glad to see you're doing your part to keep us safe.

Believe me, I wish I could tell you more.

390 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:27:41pm

re: #381 LudwigVanQuixote

I have scale models of turbine engine parts, from when Dad was doing engines with GE. I hope your work is equally engrossing, and ultimately as successful.

391 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:27:57pm

re: #375 brookly red

as soon as I figure out how to program this VCR...

it's harder to do with a whale oil lamp...hang in there tho

392 calochortus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:27:58pm

re: #385 brookly red

if you are that old I am going to start tossing this holy water...

Well, I'm that old, but I'm afraid I'm missing that reference.

393 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:28:12pm

re: #381 LudwigVanQuixote

I've actually gotten involved with a defense related problem. But, it is a very hard problem that is quite engrossing.

the best defense is a strong offense, but you obviously know this...

394 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:28:16pm

re: #390 Floral Giraffe

I have scale models of turbine engine parts, from when Dad was doing engines with GE. I hope your work is equally engrossing, and ultimately as successful.

Thank you.

395 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:28:42pm

re: #393 brookly red

the best defense is a strong offense, but you obviously know this...

Me offensive?

396 zephirus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:28:51pm

re: #381 LudwigVanQuixote

Yummy.

Back to work for me.

397 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:28:54pm

re: #383 LudwigVanQuixote

Nah, that is what the big lasers are for - that and chucking humanities profs at them from the battlements.

Had I been a bit more directed and a little less waffley in the early '80s, I would have become a humanities prof.

398 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:29:07pm

re: #383 LudwigVanQuixote

Nah, that is what the big lasers are for - that and chucking humanities profs at them from the battlements.

Ah, that explains the survival of those departments... fodder!

399 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:29:09pm

re: #391 albusteve

it's harder to do with a whale oil lamp...hang in there tho

/harpoon here, harpoon now!

400 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:29:28pm

re: #389 LudwigVanQuixote

Believe me, I wish I could tell you more.

Well, don't. Such things need to be kept secret. If, in the fullness of time, it is possible to tell us, do so then. Even if that time is years away, we will happily wait.

401 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:30:05pm

re: #389 LudwigVanQuixote

Believe me, I wish I could tell you more.

Sharks with frikken lasers, right?

402 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:30:26pm

re: #311 Alouette

The fuckbags at the Dead Louse put up a gallery of old Photoshops that I made back in my Freeper days.

What is it they are so proud of? I can't begin to comprehend the magnitude of Teh Stupid.

Unclear. The goal, as I understand it, does not seem to be linked to arguing any specific viewpoint or idea, but only to catching the other side--defined as, well, everyone who isn't them--out in some sort of inconsistency or evolution of thought.

403 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:30:31pm

re: #395 LudwigVanQuixote

Nope, a strong offense.

404 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:30:48pm

re: #399 brookly red

/harpoon here, harpoon now!

Oh, poor old Reuban Clamso...

;)

(Back when there was clampoons as well, since Indians didn't eat clams.)

405 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:31:29pm

re: #395 LudwigVanQuixote

Me offensive?

just encouraging on your defense research... and giving you the benefit of the doubt that it is for OUR government ;)

406 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:32:04pm

re: #325 Charles

Quote:

"I will metaphorically disembowel you and eat your innards."

I know I've only been a psychology student for a couple of weeks, but something about this doesn't strike me as strictly healthy.

407 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:32:07pm

BIAB...

408 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:32:33pm

re: #390 Floral Giraffe

I have scale models of turbine engine parts, from when Dad was doing engines with GE. I hope your work is equally engrossing, and ultimately as successful.

check this out...

409 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:32:40pm

Quick question: Is the office of the Deputy District Attorney one of appointment, or one that people vote for?

410 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:33:14pm

re: #329 Charles

This guy works for the government of California.

And people wonder why we smoke so much dope out here.

411 goddamnedfrank  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:33:16pm

re: #369 WindUpBird

Patterico, I will metaphorically rummage through your psychic liquor cabinet and fix myself a stiff metaphorical bloody mary

Sorry, it's a compulsion, couldn't resist.

412 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:34:33pm

re: #333 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Does he think he is Khrushchev?

You know, even Krushchev never went to eating innards, metaphorically or otherwise.

Although there is a scene in "Enemy at the Gates" where he shoots an officer to improve morale.

At least, I think that's why he shot the guy.

413 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:35:15pm

re: #406 SanFranciscoZionist

Sounds like something a frustrated, teenage virgin would say.

414 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:37:42pm

re: #325 Charles

Quote:

"In doing so, Charles Johnson, I will metaphorically crush you. I will metaphorically disembowel you and eat your innards. But I will not do a single physical thing to you. Nor will I encourage others to."


I believe this is the blogging equivalent of when you hold your finger an inch away from your brother's face at all times and then blithely repeat "what I'm not touching you!" Over and over again...

415 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:37:59pm

UPDATED REPORT: Fox News' $55 Million Presidential Donation
Last year, five potential Republican presidential candidates (Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, John Bolton, and Rick Santorum) who also serve as Fox News contributors or hosts appeared on the network for more than 85 hours. Media Matters for America estimates this time to be worth approximately $54.7 million in free advertising. [Link: mediamatters.org...]

416 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:38:57pm

re: #406 SanFranciscoZionist

"I will metaphorically disembowel you and eat your innards."

I know I've only been a psychology student for a couple of weeks, but something about this doesn't strike me as strictly healthy.

It is totally an unbalanced meal, now add a side of fava beans & a glass of chianti, and we are talking proper nutrition.

417 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:39:01pm

re: #414 jamesfirecat

"In doing so, Charles Johnson, I will metaphorically crush you. I will metaphorically disembowel you and eat your innards. But I will not do a single physical thing to you. Nor will I encourage others to."


I believe this is the blogging equivalent of when you hold your finger an inch away from your brother's face at all times and then blithely repeat "what I'm not touching you!" Over and over again...

I will take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out for a nice seafood dinner and never call her again.

Metaphorically.

418 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:39:02pm

re: #415 jaunte

UPDATED REPORT: Fox News' $55 Million Presidential Donation
Last year, five potential Republican presidential candidates (Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, John Bolton, and Rick Santorum) who also serve as Fox News contributors or hosts appeared on the network for more than 85 hours. Media Matters for America estimates this time to be worth approximately $54.7 million in free advertising. [Link: mediamatters.org...]

As the Daily Show pointed out, really the GOP should be donating money to FOX not the other way around, I mean who is doing all the hard work in this relationship?

419 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:40:39pm

re: #412 SanFranciscoZionist

You know, even Krushchev never went to eating innards, metaphorically or otherwise.

Although there is a scene in "Enemy at the Gates" where he shoots an officer to improve morale.

At least, I think that's why he shot the guy.


great flick, I remember that scene, but have forgotten the details...from the book, War of the Rats

420 ಠ_ಠ  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:40:54pm

re: #365 Dark_Falcon

Those are worthy topics. Make a page out of one of them and I'll upding it and comment on it.

I would love to, but I have a test in the morning and Thermodynamics isn't going to learn itself.

I've got nothing but respect for Charles and just wanted to offer my 2 cents on what everyone I personally know who reads LGF has been saying. We may not be "Lizardoids", we may not post comments, or even have an account. We love it here just the same.

Now I'm off to study until I go crazy or pass out, whichever comes first.

421 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:41:05pm

re: #397 b_sharp

Had I been a bit more directed and a little less waffley in the early '80s, I would have become a humanities prof.

re: #398 oaktree

Ah, that explains the survival of those departments... fodder!

Serious note:

I consider the study of history and literature to be essential (which should be clear from all my other posts). I have no beef at all with the fields. In fact it is my very firm belief that if Americans valued history in particular, they would have a sense of cause and effect. They would remember things like when Thatcher and Reagan were all for taking action about climate change. They would understand the pitfalls of populism and particularly, populist, religious, political movements that are led by the ruling, moneyed class. If people respected literature and culture, they might be less apt to want ot kill each other by noticing that humans from whatever background are more alike than different. That said, however high minded and true to my heart that sentiment is, I still firmly want to believe that I could not produce viable offspring with a teabagger female and that indeed, tebags really are another species - a sort of morlock if you will.

Joking:

We are taught in graduate school (right after second semester quantum field theory) that a proper physicist must do his or her best to frighten humanities people as frequently as possible.

422 calochortus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:41:19pm

re: #409 Slumbering Behemoth

Quick question: Is the office of the Deputy District Attorney one of appointment, or one that people vote for?

I'm pretty sure they are civil service type jobs where they are hired, not elected.

423 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:43:11pm

re: #420 GM_Yitzhak

I would love to, but I have a test in the morning and Thermodynamics isn't going to learn itself.

I've got nothing but respect for Charles and just wanted to offer my 2 cents on what everyone I personally know who reads LGF has been saying. We may not be "Lizardoids", we may not post comments, or even have an account. We love it here just the same.

Now I'm off to study until I go crazy or pass out, whichever comes first.

When you've figured out some real news you want to talk about that's more important than crazy people taking over 50% of America's political infrostructure, let us know!

424 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:44:15pm

re: #423 jamesfirecat

When you've figured out some real news you want to talk about that's more important than crazy people taking over 50% of America's political infrostructure, let us know!

Sorry my bad I missed one of your posts, ignore post 423, it was was not called for...

425 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:44:39pm

re: #412 SanFranciscoZionist

You know, even Krushchev never went to eating innards, metaphorically or otherwise.

Although there is a scene in "Enemy at the Gates" where he shoots an officer to improve morale.

At least, I think that's why he shot the guy.

He actually "offered" the general in question the option of killing himself to avoid the firing squad.

426 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:45:56pm

re: #425 Dark_Falcon

He actually "offered" the general in question the option of killing himself to avoid the firing squad.

gosh Joe, let me think about that...same with Rommel and other Nazis....what a world at that time

427 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:46:17pm

re: #417 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

what is up with that?

428 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:46:18pm

re: #406 SanFranciscoZionist

"I will metaphorically disembowel you and eat your innards."

I know I've only been a psychology student for a couple of weeks, but something about this doesn't strike me as strictly healthy.

Well, what we have here is a threat display from a weenie male who is overcompensating for his fears. He correctly perceives that with the Arizona shootings, the fickle American populace is beginning to turn on his icons and his inchoate rage.

He knows his entire life is based on fear. Fear of the other. Fear of blacks. Fear of the more educated. Fear of the immigrant taking his job (though not the corporate bastards outsourcing it, or the wall street goons jerry rigging the economy). He is afraid of a technological world he does not understand.

He senses "power" in his hive mind of fellow goose stepping sycophants.

But something that challenges the legitimacy of his rage and only shows him to be a silly ignorant git drives right to the core of the very real lack of manhood that creates his fears int eh first place. Therefore, he must overcompensate and beat his chest in an impotent display of rage. If he were an ape - and lets face it, he is, and some of us are closer to our ancestors than others - he would be flaring his nostrils and flinging poo.

Of course by that post he did metaphorically, fling poo.

429 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:46:33pm

re: #425 Dark_Falcon

He actually "offered" the general in question the option of killing himself to avoid the firing squad.

The "honorable" way out.

430 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:46:52pm

re: #421 LudwigVanQuixote

re: #398 oaktree

Serious note:

I consider the study of history and literature to be essential (which should be clear from all my other posts). I have no beef at all with the fields. In fact it is my very firm belief that if Americans valued history in particular, they would have a sense of cause and effect. They would remember things like when Thatcher and Reagan were all for taking action about climate change. They would understand the pitfalls of populism and particularly, populist, religious, political movements that are led by the ruling, moneyed class. If people respected literature and culture, they might be less apt to want ot kill each other by noticing that humans from whatever background are more alike than different. That said, however high minded and true to my heart that sentiment is, I still firmly want to believe that I could not produce viable offspring with a teabagger female and that indeed, tebags really are another species - a sort of morlock if you will.

Joking:

We are taught in graduate school (right after second semester quantum field theory) that a proper physicist must do his or her best to frighten humanities people as frequently as possible.

Sometimes, I just have to smile.

431 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:47:22pm

Well, I am going to literally log off now. I will then literally devour a couple of teaspoons of cough medicine, after which I shall literally devastate a handful of handkerchiefs over the course of the evening.

And every time I literally sneeze, I shall literally hope that Mr. Frey's superiors employ some very literal corrective action upon him for his very literal douchbaggery.

Peace out. Literally.

432 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:47:49pm

re: #427 brookly red

what is up with that?

Making fun of overblown hyperbole.

433 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:48:28pm

re: #428 LudwigVanQuixote

Well, what we have here is a threat display from a weenie male who is overcompensating for his fears. He correctly perceives that with the Arizona shootings, the fickle American populace is beginning to turn on his icons and his inchoate rage.

He knows his entire life is based on fear. Fear of the other. Fear of blacks. Fear of the more educated. Fear of the immigrant taking his job (though not the corporate bastards outsourcing it, or the wall street goons jerry rigging the economy). He is afraid of a technological world he does not understand.

He senses "power" in his hive mind of fellow goose stepping sycophants.

But something that challenges the legitimacy of his rage and only shows him to be a silly ignorant git drives right to the core of the very real lack of manhood that creates his fears int eh first place. Therefore, he must overcompensate and beat his chest in an impotent display of rage. If he were an ape - and lets face it, he is, and some of us are closer to our ancestors than others - he would be flaring his nostrils and flinging poo.

Of course by that post he did metaphorically, fling poo.

you seem to accuse others of over compensating often, just saying.

434 b_Snark  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:48:46pm

G'night scaly friends.

435 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:50:58pm

re: #420 GM_Yitzhak

what everyone I personally know who reads LGF has been saying


Better alert Gallup.

436 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:51:19pm

re: #433 brookly red

you seem to accuse others of over compensating often, just saying.

Are you disappointed that you are 0-5 in attempts to get me riled?

437 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:51:42pm

re: #430 b_sharp

Sometimes, I just have to smile.

I am glad I did my friend.

438 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:51:57pm

re: #428 LudwigVanQuixote

Well, what we have here is a threat display from a weenie male who is overcompensating for his fears. He correctly perceives that with the Arizona shootings, the fickle American populace is beginning to turn on his icons and his inchoate rage.

He knows his entire life is based on fear. Fear of the other. Fear of blacks. Fear of the more educated. Fear of the immigrant taking his job (though not the corporate bastards outsourcing it, or the wall street goons jerry rigging the economy). He is afraid of a technological world he does not understand.

He senses "power" in his hive mind of fellow goose stepping sycophants.

But something that challenges the legitimacy of his rage and only shows him to be a silly ignorant git drives right to the core of the very real lack of manhood that creates his fears int eh first place. Therefore, he must overcompensate and beat his chest in an impotent display of rage. If he were an ape - and lets face it, he is, and some of us are closer to our ancestors than others - he would be flaring his nostrils and flinging poo.

Of course by that post he did metaphorically, fling poo.

then again, maybe he's just fucking around with Charles because he can, safely from a distance....which is probably a more likely guess

439 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:52:09pm

re: #437 LudwigVanQuixote

make b-sharp smile I mean.

440 Obdicut  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:52:48pm

re: #420 GM_Yitzhak

Dude, there was plenty of news posted here today. Why the fuck are you flipping out about one thread?

Weirdly obsessive.

441 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:52:53pm

re: #436 LudwigVanQuixote

Are you disappointed that you are 0-5 in attempts to get me riled?

Come on LVQ, ignore him, it's never a good idea to feed a troll.

442 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:53:26pm

re: #440 Obdicut

Students and Charlie Sheen agree.

443 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:53:34pm

Metaphors get people killed. STFU.

444 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:53:37pm

re: #438 albusteve

then again, maybe he's just fucking around with Charles because he can, safely from a distance...which is probably a more likely guess

true. Absolutely correct. But to what end? What psychological need was filled?

Scratch a wingnut, find an ignorant, malignantly narcissistic paranoid delusional with a Napoleon complex.

445 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:54:09pm

re: #441 Reginald Perrin

Come on LVQ, ignore him, it's never a good idea to feed a troll.

Ohh reg, I was gently mocking him.

446 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:54:53pm

re: #443 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Metaphors get people killed. STFU.

Vercotti: Doug (takes a drink) Well, I was terrified. Everyone was terrified of Doug. I've seen grown men pull their own heads off rather than see Doug. Even Dinsdale was frightened of Doug.

2nd Interviewer: What did he do?

Vercotti: He used... sarcasm. He knew all the tricks, dramatic irony, metaphor, pathos, puns, parody, litotes and... satire. He was vicious.

447 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:54:59pm

re: #436 LudwigVanQuixote

Are you disappointed that you are 0-5 in attempts to get me riled?

no, I have no reason to rile you, you know me better than that... just all the recent penile jibes.

448 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:55:17pm

re: #443 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Metaphors get people killed. STFU.

Is the F part metaphorical?

449 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:56:00pm

re: #445 LudwigVanQuixote

Ohh reg, I was gently mocking him.

Reg has issues... mock away.

450 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:56:20pm

re: #447 brookly red

no, I have no reason to rile you, you know me better than that... just all the recent penile jibes.

You are right. Some percentage of teabaggers are post menopausal women.

451 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:57:31pm

re: #444 LudwigVanQuixote

true. Absolutely correct. But to what end? What psychological need was filled?

Scratch a wingnut, find an ignorant, malignantly narcissistic paranoid delusional with a Napoleon complex.

I don't have a clue...but I'm hoping it is not some wave he is riding simply for fun just to best the last lunatic...you are right tho that whatever his motive, there is more than likely some personal insecurity involved...one does not know whether to laugh at him or feel sorry for him, or smack him in the face...my kneejerk reaction is the latter then go from there

452 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:57:52pm

re: #448 jaunte

Is the F part metaphorical?

No. It is something that I don't know what. As the French say.

453 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:58:18pm

re: #450 LudwigVanQuixote

You are right. Some percentage of teabaggers are post menopausal women.

Boniva is no longer my client , phuc do I care?

454 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:58:25pm

re: #452 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Je ne sais when Walter will be able to tell us.

455 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:58:36pm

re: #445 LudwigVanQuixote

Ohh reg, I was gently mocking him.

Did you see what I posted on the over night thread?

Apparently Rick martinez of Tampa Florida read my comments.

I hear twajie not only jumped the cushion, he went completely over the fence when he saw them.

456 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:59:16pm

re: #436 LudwigVanQuixote

Are you disappointed that you are 0-5 in attempts to get me riled?

LOL! Only 0-5?
Only 5? Seems like it was more.
Hang in there.

457 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 7:59:41pm

re: #429 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

The "honorable" way out.

It was either that or his family would have been deported to Siberia after he was shot. Being allowed to commit suicide was a mercy at that time.

458 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:00:36pm

re: #454 jaunte

Je ne sais when Walter will be able to tell us.

I saw Walter lurking at the overnight thread an hour ago, didn't he come up to tell us about his Paris vacation?

459 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:00:37pm

re: #455 Reginald Perrin

Did you see what I posted on the over night thread?

Apparently Rick martinez of Tampa Florida read my comments.

I hear twajie not only jumped the cushion, he went completely over the fence when he saw them.

Luckily, we caught it on hidden camera...

460 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:00:42pm

re: #455 Reginald Perrin

Did you see what I posted on the over night thread?

Apparently [Rodan] read my comments.

I hear twajie not only jumped the cushion, he went completely over the fence when he saw them.

Did you check your email?

461 yoshicastmaster  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:00:58pm

preamble: so I really don't get the whole memory hole wars thing: Did LGF criticize someone for blocking a google cache or a (insert tech term here) while also blocking it on LGF? Or not? Or something else? I honestly cannot follow the threads.

But now the main point, let me get this straight:
-They are suggesting LGF said or implied that Glenn Beck was telling his audience to go out and shoot people in the head.
- Their proof is that CJ characterized Glenn Beck's comment as a "vile threat"
- and also that CJ called it a “crazed, incoherent rant”; “disgusting comments”; and “completely freaking insane" and that it's without a possible justifying context and that politisomething was making excuses for a rant involving shooting people in the head
- and that CJ said he would go after the guy's job by saying his comments were unprofessional

Working backwards: saying someone is unprofessional is not an insinuation that the speaker will go after his job.

Whether the rant is crazed, incoherent, disgusting, insane, and unjustifiable has nothing to do with whether it is a threat. I have no idea why this is cited as support. the rant does involve shooting people in the head, so that's an accurate characterization.

Calling it a vile threat: OK, so a threat sounds like a statement to someone that you will harm them in a way that you reasonably could harm them (generically speaking).

So my reading is that the only possible threats in the transcript regard either shooting "them" (the media and out of touch washington politicians) in the head or being shot by them. Being shot by them, although an articulated threat, is not a threat Glenn Beck made, but instead a threat he is warning about.

So basically the entire article comes down to whether characterizing Glenn's utterly stupid rant as a "vile threat" is the same as "implying that Beck was calling for violence"?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I can't believe I wasted my time trying to figure this out! The whole thing is as twisted and inane and catty as high school girls' gossip.

And as for taking a trophy of C.J.'s head, is someone seriously congratulating himself for winning(?) this debate? Just what did they win? Is there a playoff and superbowl for nitpicking minutiae?

As much as I enjoy reading LGF, I will never understand why this stuff is relevant. I really don't understand the discourse between LGF and other blogs at all.

462 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:01:12pm

re: #456 Floral Giraffe

LOL! Only 0-5?
Only 5? Seems like it was more.
Hang in there.

Hey Ludwig, yo mama wears army boots! sheesh...

463 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:01:18pm

re: #454 jaunte

heh

464 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:01:46pm

re: #458 Reginald Perrin

I don't know, but he's probably jetlagged still.

465 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:02:15pm

re: #461 yoshicastmaster

And you're supposed to "get it" why?

466 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:02:32pm

re: #460 Dark_Falcon

Did you check your email?

Yes

But you cannot make that same claim

467 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:03:12pm

re: #466 Reginald Perrin

Yes

But you cannot make that same claim

I will do so now.

468 simoom  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:03:17pm

[Link: money.cnn.com...]

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry likes to tell Washington to stop meddling in state affairs. He vocally opposed the Obama administration's 2009 stimulus program to spur the economy and assist cash-strapped states.

Perry also likes to trumpet that his state balanced its budget in 2009, while keeping billions in its rainy day fund.

But he couldn't have done that without a lot of help from ... guess where? Washington.

Turns out Texas was the state that depended the most on those very stimulus funds to plug nearly 97% of its shortfall for fiscal 2010, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Texas, which crafts a budget every two years, was facing a $6.6 billion shortfall for its 2010-2011 fiscal years. It plugged nearly all of that deficit with $6.4 billion in Recovery Act money, allowing it to leave its $9.1 billion rainy day fund untouched.

At the Texas GOP Convention, back in June:

PERRY: Well I think it's really important that the people of the state recognize that good, conservative, fiscal discipline was in place in January of 2009 when we had that legislative session, and kicking off and finishing five months later, and we left eight-plus billion dollars in a Rainy day fund. We didn't spend all the money. A very, very important principle. Don't spend all the money.

We saw the dark clouds that were forming on the horizon because of the Bailout and the Stimulus dollars that were being spent, and we realized that that was going to be a travesty -- a train wreck.

469 Big Joe Ghazi  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:04:34pm

re: #468 simoom

Isn't he running a $24 billion deficit now?

470 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:05:08pm

re: #461 yoshicastmaster

There are other blogs?

471 engineer cat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:05:18pm

STFU

in this expression, TF functions as an "intensive adverb"

472 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:06:06pm

re: #464 jaunte

I don't know, but he's probably jetlagged still.

I seriously i doubt it was jet lag kept him from coming upstairs, something he digested downstairs, made him feel sick.

473 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:06:10pm

re: #459 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

LOL!

474 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:07:06pm

re: #466 Reginald Perrin

Yes

But you cannot make that same claim

Reply sent.

475 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:08:13pm

re: #471 engineer dog

I was told there would be "no math".

476 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:08:26pm

re: #470 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

There are other blogs?

did you ever check out hotchicksthatloveveggies.com ?

Ok so I lied, sue me.

477 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:10:43pm

re: #467 Dark_Falcon

Do it again, Dark, you missed one

*hi stalkers*

I came upstairs to see daddy

478 simoom  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:10:45pm

re: #469 mracb

Isn't he running a $24 billion deficit now?

13.4b I think? I'd imagine his anti-stimulus rhetoric had something to do with how unlikely it is there will be a follow-on targeted state bailout.

479 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:10:47pm

Wow Jon Stewart just did another EPIC slam of FOX.... this time on when Megyn Kelly said that people on Fox News don't make Nazi comparisons....

480 calochortus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:11:45pm

re: #479 jamesfirecat

Wow Jon Stewart just did another EPIC slam of FOX... this time on when Megyn Kelly said that people on Fox News don't make Nazi comparisons...

Problem is, people who watch Fox probably don't watch the Daily Show, so it won't do any good.

481 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:12:57pm

re: #480 calochortus

Problem is, people who watch Fox probably don't watch the Daily Show, so it won't do any good.

Well people who watch the Daily Show sometimes watch Fox, but chiefly so they can MST3K it....

482 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:13:29pm

re: #477 Reginald Perrin

Do it again, Dark, you missed one

*hi stalkers*

I came upstairs to see daddy

And another reply.

483 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:13:31pm

re: #479 jamesfirecat

Wow Jon Stewart just did another EPIC slam of FOX... this time on when Megyn Kelly said that people on Fox News don't make Nazi comparisons...

now it is only my opinion, but wouldn't we all be much happier if we just unplugged that stupid box?

484 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:14:28pm

re: #483 brookly red

now it is only my opinion, but wouldn't we all be much happier if we just unplugged that stupid box?

I would not be happier without Jon Stewart in my life....

485 calochortus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:15:05pm

re: #481 jamesfirecat

Maybe we can require Fox viewers to watch Stewart from time to time.

486 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:15:20pm

re: #484 jamesfirecat

I would not be happier without Jon Stewart in my life...

I dare you to go without TV for 48 hours.

487 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:15:37pm

re: #483 brookly red

now it is only my opinion, but wouldn't we all be much happier if we just unplugged that stupid box?

What, and miss the dramas on USA? I think not.

488 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:15:55pm

re: #486 brookly red

I dare you to go without TV for 48 hours.

What do I get if I win?

489 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:16:25pm

re: #487 Dark_Falcon

What, and miss the dramas on USA? I think not.

When you're burned, you're not going anywhere....

490 William Barnett-Lewis  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:17:44pm

re: #486 brookly red

I dare you to go without TV for 48 hours.

Closing in on two years with out the glass teat. Missed it a bit on Sunday at about 14:00 CST but then I turned on the radio instead and got far superior play-by-play.

491 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:18:16pm

re: #486 brookly red

Shudder. I love TV!

492 Kronocide  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:18:19pm

re: #428 LudwigVanQuixote

Well, what we have here is a threat display from a weenie male who is overcompensating for his fears. He correctly perceives that ....

Maybe he's just an asshole. Metaphorically speaking.

493 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:18:36pm

re: #482 Dark_Falcon

And another reply.

Did he actually go batshit crazy about it?

Was he so out of touch with reality, that he actually was stupid enough to call that a death threat?

494 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:19:24pm

re: #485 calochortus

Maybe we can require Fox viewers to watch Stewart from time to time.

I think they call that a fairness doctrine or some such nonsense...

I get really uncomfortable when people use the word "require" it makes me all libertarian.

495 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:19:54pm

re: #488 jamesfirecat

What do I get if I win?

your soul back.

496 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:20:51pm

re: #489 jamesfirecat

When you're burned, you're not going anywhere...

It's like being butthurt in that way, only it's not pathetic.

497 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:20:58pm

re: #495 brookly red

your soul back.

Meh I think I'll put that off till I'm on my deathbed then....

498 calochortus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:21:41pm

re: #494 brookly red

I was hardly serious. I don't imagine most Fox viewers would have their minds changed by seeing the evidence anyway. Can anyone say "confirmation bias"?

499 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:21:54pm

re: #488 jamesfirecat

What do I get if I win?

More live brain cells, with which ti have a better life!

500 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:22:18pm

re: #486 brookly red

I dare you to go without TV for 48 hours.

clearly, most of the population are totally hooked on TV...started young and just carried over...it's a vicarious sort of thing, they become part of Stewarts life....or have deep concerns about Oprah Winfrey...and the bizarre part of it, is that people do not see any alternative...to them it's quite appropriate to get swallowed up in fake realities, and dramas, and fixed new shows....it's all they know

501 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:22:20pm

re: #497 jamesfirecat

Meh I think I'll put that off till I'm on my deathbed then...

look both ways before crossing the street then ;)

502 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:22:44pm

re: #493 Reginald Perrin

Did he actually go batshit crazy about it?

Was he so out of touch with reality, that he actually was stupid enough to call that a death threat?

Yes, "Daedalus" AKA "Rodan" did indeed call your post a death threat.

503 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:24:24pm

re: #498 calochortus

I was hardly serious. I don't imagine most Fox viewers would have their minds changed by seeing the evidence anyway. Can anyone say "confirmation bias"?

I am serious, do you realize how much TV defines your very existence?

504 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:25:03pm

re: #450 LudwigVanQuixote

Sent you a mail.
No hurry.

505 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:25:04pm

re: #498 calochortus

I was hardly serious. I don't imagine most Fox viewers would have their minds changed by seeing the evidence anyway. Can anyone say "confirmation bias"?

You can't argue with Republicans...

506 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:25:25pm

re: #503 brookly red

I am serious, do you realize how much TV defines your very existence?

It defines 15.75 E of mine.

507 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:27:06pm

re: #501 brookly red

look both ways before crossing the street then ;)

/PS. that was not a death threat, I don't even have a car...

508 Talking Point Detective  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:27:32pm

Looks like O'Keefe may have inspiration liar/fraud?

Planned Parenthood seeks FBI probe of possible ruse
Man posing as sex trafficker allegedly linked to Live Action anti-abortion group

NEW YORK — Planned Parenthood, a perennial protest target because of its role in providing abortions, has notified the FBI that at least 12 of its health centers were visited recently by a man purporting to be a sex trafficker but who may instead be part of an attempted ruse to entrap clinic employees.

509 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:28:12pm

re: #506 Jadespring

It defines 15.75 E of mine.

too much, be honest, the last book you read was?

510 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:29:18pm

re: #508 Talking Point Detective

Looks like O'Keefe may have inspiration liar/fraud?

Planned Parenthood seeks FBI probe of possible ruse
Man posing as sex trafficker allegedly linked to Live Action anti-abortion group

[Link: www.msnbc.msn.com...]

you can't entrap the honest so what is the point?

511 calochortus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:29:25pm

re: #503 brookly red

I was not serious about requiring people to watch anything. I didn't comment on whether TV was good, bad or indifferent.

Personally, I find TV is a great way to expand one's horizons and see things you wouldn't without benefit of electronics. I often do other things while watching. And yeah, I do watch 'junk' from time to time as well.

512 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:30:09pm

re: #509 brookly red

too much, be honest, the last book you read was?

Tyranny of Rights
Earth in Mind
Love, Money and Illusion

That was last week.

You want the weeks before that?

513 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:30:46pm

re: #502 Dark_Falcon

Yes, "Daedalus" AKA "Rodan" did indeed call your post a death threat.

LIFE IS GOOD!

I wonder how long it will be before little andy breitbart hears about the post directed towards him.

I bet he will ignore it because that little man doesn't have the testicular fortitude to go 12 rounds with Reggie.

514 CuriousLurker  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:31:24pm

Just a quick drive-by post about real courage, not cheap posturing.

Watch: Brave Young Woman Comes Out to Entire School at Assembly

Going back out now...

515 Talking Point Detective  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:31:42pm

re: #510 brookly red

you can't entrap the honest so what is the point?

Care to elaborate?

516 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:31:50pm

re: #512 Jadespring

Tyranny of Rights
Earth in Mind
Love, Money and Illusion

That was last week.

You want the weeks before that?

no, you made your point loud & clear. my deep respect you have...

517 jaunte  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:31:55pm

Edmund Standing: Melanie Phillips worries about Britain being taken over by Islamists and Gays at the same time: [Link: hurryupharry.org...]

518 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:32:55pm

re: #510 brookly red

you can't entrap the honest so what is the point?

The point would be to drum up a 'story' that can be used to embarrass Planned Parenthood and get publicity as the latest "Outrageous Outrage!!1".

519 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:33:27pm

re: #511 calochortus

I was not serious about requiring people to watch anything. I didn't comment on whether TV was good, bad or indifferent.

Personally, I find TV is a great way to expand one's horizons and see things you wouldn't without benefit of electronics. I often do other things while watching. And yeah, I do watch 'junk' from time to time as well.

it is all good, I stir pot when I can, it is my job.

520 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:34:02pm

re: #511 calochortus

I was not serious about requiring people to watch anything. I didn't comment on whether TV was good, bad or indifferent.

Personally, I find TV is a great way to expand one's horizons and see things you wouldn't without benefit of electronics. I often do other things while watching. And yeah, I do watch 'junk' from time to time as well.

Brain candy. It comes in literary form, too.

521 Talking Point Detective  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:34:45pm

re: #518 Dark_Falcon

The point would be to drum up a 'story' that can be used to embarrass Planned Parenthood and get publicity as the latest "Outrageous Outrage!!1".


Does that really need to be explained? Was brookley in hibernation during the whole ACORN "outrage?"

522 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:34:53pm

re: #513 Reginald Perrin

LIFE IS GOOD!

I wonder how long it will be before little andy breitbart hears about the post directed towards him.

I bet he will ignore it because that little man doesn't have the testicular fortitude to go 12 rounds with Reggie.

I don't know if Breibart will jump onto that bandwagon. The stalkers are fairly small-time and he may decide not to bother.

523 SpaceJesus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:35:26pm

uh oh gus looks like somebody has a crush on you

524 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:36:40pm

re: #515 Talking Point Detective

Care to elaborate?

I said you can't entrap the honest , if you need elaboration, alas.

525 calochortus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:36:55pm

re: #519 brookly red

A tough job but someone has to do it.

526 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:36:57pm

re: #521 Talking Point Detective

Does that really need to be explained? Was brookley in hibernation during the whole ACORN "outrage?"

When Brookley asks what I consider to be a reasonable question, I answer him. Simple as that.

527 calochortus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:37:39pm

re: #520 EmmmieG

Brain candy. It comes in literary form, too.

Mmmmm, brain candy.

528 albusteve  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:37:52pm

re: #522 Dark_Falcon

I don't know if Breibart will jump onto that bandwagon. The stalkers are fairly small-time and he may decide not to bother.

small time?
I'd agree with that

529 darthstar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:38:00pm

Is Deputy District Attorney Frey a metaphorical rimmer? He really wants to eat your bowels, Charles.

530 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:38:50pm

re: #527 calochortus

Mmmm, brain candy.

I have a book series that my sister turned me on to. Definitely brain candy.

The Princess read it. She shared it with her BFF. The BFF gave it to her mom.

Mom didn't eat dinner until 8:30 that night.

531 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:38:56pm

re: #529 darthstar

Is Deputy District Attorney Frey a metaphorical rimmer? He really wants to eat your bowels, Charles.

Two blogtrolls, one cup?

/

532 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:39:10pm

re: #518 Dark_Falcon

The point would be to drum up a 'story' that can be used to embarrass Planned Parenthood and get publicity as the latest "Outrageous Outrage!!1".

well, OK I guess, but they are completely up & up so what is to embarrass?

533 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:39:13pm

re: #479 jamesfirecat

Wow Jon Stewart just did another EPIC slam of FOX... this time on when Megyn Kelly said that people on Fox News don't make Nazi comparisons...

Speaking of which, I am watching Friday's Jon Stewart episode.

Jon is getting a wee bit tetchy about Steve Cohen calling the Republicans Nazis.

A good time is being had by all.

534 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:39:23pm

re: #516 brookly red

no, you made your point loud & clear. my deep respect you have...

I read quite a bit. Usually have several books going at once. Though right now I'm pretty much focused on technical stuff around growing. So Winter Harvest Handbook and a couple biology books on soil and soil health.

535 darthstar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:39:38pm

re: #508 Talking Point Detective

Looks like O'Keefe may have inspiration liar/fraud?

Planned Parenthood seeks FBI probe of possible ruse
Man posing as sex trafficker allegedly linked to Live Action anti-abortion group

[Link: www.msnbc.msn.com...]

Planned Parenthood isn't ACORN. They hire smart people because they know they're a target of self-righteous assholes who obsess about fetuses.

536 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:39:47pm

re: #522 Dark_Falcon

I don't know if Breibart will jump onto that bandwagon. The stalkers are fairly small-time and he may decide not to bother.

This was never about the stalkers, have you been asleep for the last 18 months?

They are always the bait...
Thelast time they were used as bait, I hooked a chinless balding windbag....
a bottom feeding stalker named Bill O'Reilly.

good night all

537 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:40:36pm

re: #525 calochortus

A tough job but someone has to do it.

Well really, do you want an echo chamber?

538 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:42:22pm

re: #534 Jadespring

I read quite a bit. Usually have several books going at once. Though right now I'm pretty much focused on technical stuff around growing. So Winter Harvest Handbook and a couple biology books on soil and soil health.

Bravo, I kinda like to read stuff that helps me make a living... but it is all good, turn of the TV & live free.

539 BryanS  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:42:39pm

re: #384 GM_Yitzhak

Oh, sorry I'm not quite punctual enough. I like to browse LGF sometimes while I'm taking a break from studying. Responding to blog comments only happens in between chapter sections.re: #298 BigPapa


Yeah, that will sure be productive. You might as well appeal to the Borg Collective. Unlike Geller et al. I don't believe you guys are so far gone as to be incapable of reasoned introspection.

You've got your Thermo to study...I can see the need to keep blogging to modest doses. But I'll cut your Thermo from a semester down to a few days of studying :)

Just remember your thermo magic square :)

Though I like the mnemonic phrase where Helmholts energy is represented by F instead of A. Gives the much more ironic and memorable phrase of :
Very Few Thermo UnderGraduates Have Passed.

540 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:43:07pm

re: #532 brookly red

well, OK I guess, but they are completely up & up so what is to embarrass?

There's real embarrassment and then there's fake stuff ginned up to fire up your own base. You know how some on the left will take Republicans deliberately out of context so they can call those Republicans "mean"? It's like that.

541 calochortus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:43:26pm

re: #530 EmmmieG

I have a book series that my sister turned me on to. Definitely brain candy.

The Princess read it. She shared it with her BFF. The BFF gave it to her mom.

Mom didn't eat dinner until 8:30 that night.

Don't be a tease-what is this fine series?

542 Irenicum  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:43:44pm

Concerning the TV issue. I own one though don't often use it too much. Isn't even plugged in right now. Books and the web keep me busy enough.

543 BryanS  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:43:45pm

re: #539 BryanS

You've got your Thermo to study...I can see the need to keep blogging to modest doses. But I'll cut your Thermo from a semester down to a few days of studying :)

Just remember your thermo magic square :)

Though I like the mnemonic phrase where Helmholts energy is represented by F instead of A. Gives the much more ironic and memorable phrase of :
Very Few Thermo UnderGraduate StudentsHave Passed.

Damn entropy!

544 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:44:35pm

re: #521 Talking Point Detective

Does that really need to be explained? Was brookley in hibernation during the whole ACORN "outrage?"

NO actually I watched my local branch quite closely thank you...

545 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:46:00pm

re: #541 calochortus

Don't be a tease-what is this fine series?

It's a total chick series. Here's the first:

[Link: www.amazon.com...]

546 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:46:39pm

re: #541 calochortus

I'm reading Robert Jourdan's "Wheel of time" series. 15 books, so far.
Curse you, Kragar! But I'm liking the books.

547 prairiefire  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:48:26pm

re: #545 EmmmieG

It's a total chick series. Here's the first:

[Link: www.amazon.com...]

Thanks, Just ordered book 1 and 2.

548 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:48:29pm

re: #546 Floral Giraffe

I'm reading Robert Jourdan's "Wheel of time" series. 15 books, so far.
Curse you, Kragar! But I'm liking the books.

Little brother just emailed. He has it on his nook and his ten year-old daughter started reading it. He wanted to know if he should stop her and make her wait.

Both my Sci-fi nut little sister and I said YES! and then made some suggestions. I suggested the Tiffany Aching series from Terry Pratchett.

It gets pretty dark. Okay for adults, but not children.

549 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:48:36pm

re: #546 Floral Giraffe

I'm reading Robert Jourdan's "Wheel of time" series. 15 books, so far.
Curse you, Kragar! But I'm liking the books.

Last book out in November. Which book are you up to?

I'm back on the Horus Heresy books, Flight of the Eisenstein.

550 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:49:04pm

re: #538 brookly red

Bravo, I kinda like to read stuff that helps me make a living... but it is all good, turn of the TV & live free.

That's fine. I still watch tv though. It is possible to do that and read a lot as well. :) Usually the tv is on in the evening for a few shows and that's about it.

551 Irenicum  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:49:10pm

And as far as this Patterico feller, me thinks he has some metaphorical issues...

552 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:50:08pm

re: #523 SpaceJesus

uh oh gus looks like somebody has a crush on you

A couple of us do.
///Sorta

553 calochortus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:50:29pm

re: #545 EmmmieG

Doesn't sound like my usual brain candy, but I'll definitely check it out.
I usually indulge in mysteries (Ellis Peters "Cadfael" series, Elizabeth Peters "Amelia Peabody" series, all things Tony Hillerman) or non-fiction.

554 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:50:44pm

re: #551 Irenicum

And as far as this Patterico feller, me thinks he has some metaphorical issues...

And mental issues.

555 brookly red  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:50:57pm

re: #540 Dark_Falcon

There's real embarrassment and then there's fake stuff ginned up to fire up your own base. You know how some on the left will take Republicans deliberately out of context so they can call those Republicans "mean"? It's like that.

No I don't know what you mean, I am a registered Dem. If there is nothing to embarrass then there is nothing to embarrass. What do they fear?

556 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:51:47pm

re: #549 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

I just ordered 14, curse you!
I like the series, but that's a LOT of books!

557 Kronocide  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:52:08pm

re: #554 Dark_Falcon

And mental issues.

And penis issues. Metaphorically speaking, of course.

558 Digital Display  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:52:21pm

re: #550 Jadespring

That's fine. I still watch tv though. It is possible to do that and read a lot as well. :) Usually the tv is on in the evening for a few shows and that's about it.

I'm watching Sharron Tate on biography..There is so much I never knew about her

559 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:52:32pm

re: #553 calochortus

Doesn't sound like my usual brain candy, but I'll definitely check it out.
I usually indulge in mysteries (Ellis Peters "Cadfael" series, Elizabeth Peters "Amelia Peabody" series, all things Tony Hillerman) or non-fiction.

My sister is a big fan of Elizabeth Peters. I'm a fan of Hillerman.

You might also check out the Thursday Next series.

(My sister is a ever-flowing well of good reads. The only one I ever turned her on to is Sorcery & Cecilia by Patricia Wrede and um, the other lady.)

560 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:52:38pm

re: #556 Floral Giraffe

I just ordered 14, curse you!
I like the series, but that's a LOT of books!

You'll be sad when you're done though. Like leaving old friends. :)

561 prairiefire  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:54:00pm

re: #558 HoosierHoops

I'm watching Sharron Tate on biography..There is so much I never knew about her

She had an amazing beauty.

562 Kronocide  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:54:06pm

Diary of Daddy Issues?

563 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:54:10pm

re: #558 HoosierHoops

I'm watching Sharron Tate on biography..There is so much I never knew about her

I'm watching House right now.

564 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:54:40pm

re: #563 Jadespring

I'm watching House right now.

It's lupus.

565 Irenicum  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:54:57pm

re: #554 Dark_Falcon

Seriously. I wonder how long he'll last at the DA's office b/c of this?

566 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:55:23pm

re: #564 EmmmieG

It's lupus.

Curse you.... ;)

567 BryanS  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:55:44pm

re: #564 EmmmieG

It's lupus.

no it's not. it's never lupus.

568 William Barnett-Lewis  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:55:52pm

Hah, I have one word for excellently written & utterly addictive books -

Vorkosigan.

;)

569 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:55:53pm

Two Persian guys are hailing Jon Stewart as 'the prophet'.

570 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:56:27pm

re: #556 Floral Giraffe

I just ordered 14, curse you!
I like the series, but that's a LOT of books!

I remember the fun of waiting like 3 or 4 years wondering "WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO MATT?"

571 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:56:39pm

re: #567 BryanS

no it's not. it's never lupus.

I know that. It's really something that will be discovered magically after 40 minutes, but not until House has had the chance to get in some really good insults.

573 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:57:56pm

re: #560 Jadespring

You'll be sad when you're done though. Like leaving old friends. :)

Then you get to read them again, because the second time you read the Wheel of Time series, you catch all kinds of things you missed the first time through.

574 Irenicum  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:58:01pm

re: #557 BigPapa

I didn't know his name was Dick?

575 BryanS  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:58:06pm

re: #571 EmmmieG

I know that. It's really something that will be discovered magically after 40 minutes, but not until House has had the chance to get in some really good insults.

Good show...so few good ones these days.

576 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:58:59pm

re: #570 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

I remember the fun of waiting like 3 or 4 years wondering "WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO MATT?"

One T.

I can't believe I knew that off the top of my head.

577 Irenicum  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 8:59:55pm

re: #562 BigPapa

I just blocked the stupid twits. Obsession may be a cool perfume, but it just stinks up the web.

578 calochortus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:00:18pm

re: #559 EmmmieG

I'm making a note of "Thursday Next".

I'll also check out Vorkosigan, though I don't read much sci fi these days.

Well, with all this 'book talk' I think I'll log out and read my current selection: Color, A Natural History of the Palette, by Victoria Finlay. Lively writing, fun facts, although she does occasionally get a little sloppy with very minor facts. Still enjoyable and yet educational.

579 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:00:32pm

re: #555 brookly red

No I don't know what you mean, I am a registered Dem. If there is nothing to embarrass then there is nothing to embarrass. What do they fear?

It's not a matter of fear, its a matter of the other side smearing them. But I don't think it will happen, as Planned Parenthood is much more savvy in matters such as this. They've been above the radar for decades, and thus are smart enough not to fall for some amateur 'sting'. By contrast, ACORN was used to adversaries trying to make them look foolish and they had not trained their staffs to deal with such a situation.

580 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:00:41pm

Must go and fetch the Princess.

581 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:02:41pm

re: #577 Irenicum

I just blocked the stupid twits. Obsession may be a cool perfume, but it just stinks up the web.

Good call. They're just trolls looking to spew.

582 Locker  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:02:53pm

Who's this guy's boss?

583 Kronocide  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:02:55pm

re: #574 Irenicum

I didn't know his name was Dick?

I think it's Richard Limburger.

584 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:07:59pm

I'm fading, so I'm signing off for the night. Sleep well, all.

585 Irenicum  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:08:01pm

re: #583 BigPapa

Stinky in any case.

586 Jadespring  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:08:34pm

re: #573 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Then you get to read them again, because the second time you read the Wheel of Time series, you catch all kinds of things you missed the first time through.

It's been eons since I read any of them.

I don't read much fiction. Last fiction book I read was one of the Hubby's Clive Kusler books.

587 Irenicum  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:08:35pm

re: #584 Dark_Falcon

Nite DF. Be well.

588 Gus  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:08:47pm

re: #523 SpaceJesus

uh oh gus looks like somebody has a crush on you

Who's that? Patrick? Has he disemboweled and eaten my innards yet? I glanced at that earlier. Joke 'em if they can't take a fuck.

589 Talking Point Detective  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:23:17pm

re: #555 brookly red

No I don't know what you mean, I am a registered Dem. If there is nothing to embarrass then there is nothing to embarrass. What do they fear?

Right. Lying and deceptively editing video tapes to entrap people. What's to fear?

590 Kronocide  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:25:15pm

Hath doth eatef thine innards yeteth? Egads!

591 Irenicum  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:26:59pm

re: #590 BigPapa

Serious intestinal intensities indeed!

592 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:30:24pm

Bachmann is getting creepier and creepier: [Link: iowaindependent.com...]

"Slavery"? Yikes, look out, she's warming up

593 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:31:29pm

re: #586 Jadespring

It's been eons since I read any of them.

I don't read much fiction. Last fiction book I read was one of the Hubby's Clive Kusler books.

Or you can read this and bend your mind into a pretzel: [Link: www.amazon.com...]

594 laZardo  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:33:29pm

Afternoon, folks.

I see there isn't much in the way of proof of some basic innate goodness in humanity.

595 Michael McBacon  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:36:55pm
596 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:49:46pm

re: #595 UNIXon

Those checks were planted!!
//

597 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:03:32pm

re: #522 Dark_Falcon

Heh. Small time is an understatement!

598 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:04:36pm

re: #530 EmmmieG

What's the name of the series, please?

599 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:09:16pm

re: #594 laZardo

And, you thought that there was some?

600 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:16:49pm

Evening/Morning all!

Bad Craziness in Charles post.

disembowel and eat your bowels?

Even Metaphorically, ewwwwwwwwwww!

How is everyone?

601 laZardo  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:24:20pm

re: #599 Floral Giraffe

No. q: Not as of late anyway.

602 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:24:27pm

SpaceJesus

If you are still hanging around the galaxy

ygm

603 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:34:55pm

There was a book discussion and I missed it.

How did that happen?

604 Kragar  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:36:35pm

re: #603 ggt

There was a book discussion and I missed it.

How did that happen?

I blame a black robed shadow cabal of gay Jewish bankers.

/just making sure I got all the bases covered

605 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:37:33pm

re: #604 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

I blame a black robed shadow cabal of gay Jewish bankers.

/just making sure I got all the bases covered

How can we fight them?

606 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:42:11pm

SpaceJesus

If you are still hanging around the galaxy

ygm

607 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:46:31pm

re: #606 Reginald Perrin

SpaceJesus

If you are still hanging around the galaxy

ygm

YGM You've Got Mail
YGM You Got Me
YGM Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology??
YGM Young Gay Male
YGM You Get Me?
YGM Your Greatest Mistake
YGM Young Gifted and Mixed (band)
YGM Yinggang Motorcycle Co. Ltd (China)
YGM Young Green Men
YGM Your Gaming Movies (website)

teehee

608 Kronocide  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:46:33pm

How did this woman survive a 23 floor jump?

Equally miraculous as Gifford's survival, if not more.

609 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:47:58pm

re: #608 BigPapa

How did this woman survive a 23 floor jump?

Equally miraculous as Gifford's survival, if not more.

I saw that? landed on a parked cab?

gotta love this from your link:

Had this happened in New York—where cabs are made out of pure condensed hate 17.6 stronger than adamantium—instead of Buenos Aires, she would have died instantly.

610 Kronocide  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:53:11pm

re: #609 ggt

I saw that? landed on a parked cab?

Good thing she caught a cab when she needed it. Most of us aren't that lucky.

611 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:54:30pm

re: #607 ggt

If you promise not to tell the odomites, I'll let you in on a little secret.

It doesn't mean anything, the ones who are always watching were hungry for a late night snack.

612 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:56:15pm

re: #611 Reginald Perrin

If you promise not to tell the odomites, I'll let you in on a little secret.

It doesn't mean anything, the ones who are always watching were hungry for a late night snack.

Can't tell 'em. Don't even know who they are.

and, you shouldn't feed the trolls. . .

:)

613 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:58:10pm

re: #610 BigPapa

Good thing she caught a cab when she needed it. Most of us aren't that lucky.

Well, she wasn't in NYC. . .

614 Kronocide  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 11:01:25pm

I don't know what adamantitium is but I bet it makes great drivers and 3 woods.

615 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 11:01:41pm

re: #612 ggt

Can't tell 'em. Don't even know who they are.

and, you shouldn't feed the trolls. . .

:)

Don't tell me not to feed the trolls

Never ever do that again

If you comply

Then all is well

One favor

please don't reply

616 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 11:05:30pm

re: #614 BigPapa

I don't know what adamantitium is but I bet it makes great drivers and 3 woods.

indestructible.

617 RadicalModerate  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 11:08:39pm

re: #478 simoom

13.4b I think? I'd imagine his anti-stimulus rhetoric had something to do with how unlikely it is there will be a follow-on targeted state bailout.

This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Texas is facing a multi-billion dollar shortfall due to insane budgetary decisions by Perry and the Republican-run legislature - this year will be a minimum of between $15-27 Billion (the number is greatly in flux due to not knowing what franchise tax income will garner this year).
On the chopping block: Texas' Public Libraries, cuts in Public Education
(including a proposal to completely ELIMINATE the 12th Grade)

Given the dire emergency that Texas state finances are in, Governor Perry of course is fast-tracking legislation to correct this.
Whoops. That fast track legislation is to force women to get a sonogram before being receiving pregnancy termination services.

Texas gov fast-tracks abortion measure, ignores budget crisis

Speaking before an anti-abortion rally at the state Capital on Saturday, the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Gov. Rick Perry told the crowd: “It’s pretty hard to imagine people of good conscience sitting idly by through this, and in Texas we haven’t,” the San Antonio Express News reports.
The bill is backed by Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
Perry’s announcement on the abortion measure puts it on a short list of four other items he has granted emergency status to and all are hot-button topics in the state as well as the nation: a voter identification bill, putting an end to policies not requiring police to check immigration status of those they stop or arrest, reforming eminent domain, and seeking a US constitutional amendment that would authorize a balanced federal budget.

For Perry, disenfranchising minority voters, a version of Arizona's "Papers Please" immigration legislation, making corporate/state seizure of private property easier, and the Tea Party favorite "Federal Balanced Budget Amendment" are the do-first items of the day.

Keep in mind that under previous administrations, Texas Public education was completely solvent, due to the state lottery funds being specifically directed toward it. This policy changed under (then) Governor Bush, then greatly expanded upon by Gov. Perry, who directed that those funds be placed in the state General Fund, which meant it could be spent on any pet project they liked.

618 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 11:11:46pm

Do any of the men in the anti-abortion movement understand what it means for them?

You can't totally take away a women's reproductive rights. More and more will start saying NO!

Which may be what the relligious fanatics think should happen, but don't think it will happen in their household.

gah! Sonograms!

619 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 11:16:13pm

I am quite annoyed with the small vocal minority that don't think stalking is a bad thing.

I have been stalked

It ended with a gun being pointed at my head

Stalking is dangerous

It is no laughing matter

So why do so many here laugh off Charles being stalked and ridiculed by the right wing nutsphere?

These are the same fine people who are peddling hate and sedition.

Whose side are you on?

You don't see what Bill O'Reilly did to Amanda Terkel as being inappropriate
behavior for a grown man?

You people are blind!

*hi stalkers*

620 Reginald Perrin  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 11:24:27pm

Hi Stalkers
Rick Martinez
Let me explain what I meant by making a few phone calls

One would be to the Detroit Free Press

The second would be to the Detroit News

And the third would the detective assigned to my case

I have never mentioned anything about you, despite the fact that I could have made your life a living hell

Close the two blogs

Be a real man for once in your life, this pretend war is getting a little too strange.

Rick, you need to get help, and get it soon

621 Girth  Mon, Jan 24, 2011 11:57:27pm

I said it the other day and I'll say it again...there's going to be a segment of the right wing who will double down on the violent rhetoric simply because they see it as aggravating to liberals.

If it upsets a liberal, it is worth saying.

Welcome back to kindergarten.

622 Tigger2005  Tue, Jan 25, 2011 3:50:17am

I hrd thy wr gng t dsmvwl Chrls hw dr thy tk hs vwls awy smbdy dd tht t m nd t hrts!

Wht's tht? Thy wnt t tk hs bwls nt hs vwls? h...thts vry dffrnt!

NVR MND....

/Emily Litella

623 Fozzie Bear  Tue, Jan 25, 2011 5:58:27am

Ok, call me a jerk but the addendum tweet is kind of funny.

624 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Jan 25, 2011 6:02:49am

re: #623 Fozzie Bear

Ok, call me a jerk but the addendum tweet is kind of funny.

OK.

Jerk!

/

625 Fozzie Bear  Tue, Jan 25, 2011 6:07:10am

re: #624 Sergey Romanov

OK.

Jerk!

/

I'll chew off your head, remove your tonsils, and then stuff them into your urethra! Metaphorically.

626 Fozzie Bear  Tue, Jan 25, 2011 6:08:18am

re: #625 Fozzie Bear

(I mean seriously, who says shit like that? It's like manly man threats gone absurd.)

627 ihateronpaul  Tue, Jan 25, 2011 6:08:39am

well first off he's trolling to get a rise out of you, and it's working
and second of all he shouldn't be in the job he is acting unprofessional like that

628 Fozzie Bear  Tue, Jan 25, 2011 6:10:52am

re: #627 ihateronpaul

That's definitely not the kind of thing you should be saying as a DDA. If I were a defense atty in his district I would be keeping these quotes under my belt for later use. The man has become a liability to his office.

629 ihateronpaul  Tue, Jan 25, 2011 2:05:18pm

re: #628 Fozzie Bear

That's definitely not the kind of thing you should be saying as a DDA. If I were a defense atty in his district I would be keeping these quotes under my belt for later use. The man has become a liability to his office.

This story wasn't a surprise to me. Check out the site "knowgangs.com" it is run by a similar kind of person, and is....uh....rather racist and homophobic


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