Fox News Commenters Cheer for Serbian War Criminal

‘Why is he considered a butcher?’
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Once again, we see the Fox News audience letting their bigotry and hatred hang out in public. Half the comments in Fox’s article about the arrest of Ratko Mladic are hidden from view, but new ones are appearing faster than the administrators can hide them.

These are from the first page of comments:

laughingstock 2 minutes ago

Let’s hire this guy as a consultant for our roach problem in the Middle East….

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nsele 25 minutes ago

WOW!! Friday afternoon and a whole 37 minutes before Discuss nailed me! My Pa, he always told me: Son, never ever apologise for anything. Huh?? Certainly sounds good. Err .. Pa, but what if I am in the wrong? My Pa: Son, you are never wrong, now go and fetch me another beer from the fridge. Yup! That’s my Pa. Anyway, where was I?? Oh yes, Charlemagne. Dear Reader, Charlemagne is dear to my heart. If you are a Christian and reading this, then this evening you might care to offer up a small prayer (a tiny one) to Charlemagne. He held the fort for us. No?? Shrug. By the way, he left one of his generals in place to protect us. I think that his name is: MLADIC.

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steveg57 18 minutes ago

Why is he considered a butcher? He exterminated mooslims. Good for him!
He would have my vote for President

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4gsltw 16 minutes ago in reply to steveg57

Instead, we have a islam!c terrorist sympathiser and supporter for president. Homeland Security should take obama into custody!

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thekingomega 30 minutes ago

when he gets there maybe they will give him a medal….. and hopefully a teaching job at an academy somewhere.

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4gsltw 19 minutes ago in reply to thekingomega

He probably deserves one. Just think how many potential Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islam!c Brotherhood terrorists he eliminated for the good of all of us.

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4gsltw 26 minutes ago in reply to d46ron1337

There is no comparison here. H!tler was in no way justified for murdering a people who are no threat to anyone and have been a boon to all of mankind with their brilliance and talent. This guy, on the other hand, was protecting his people from murderous satanic musl!ms bent on either converting or k!lling them.

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rockafeller24 1 hour ago in reply to disgruntldgrunt

I am sorry Sir that you feel that it is not worth fighting taking over by moo slim sc ums who want to impose their stone-age culture on the local population

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118 comments
1 Vicious Babushka  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:01:14am

Any new site with a poorly administered comments section--which is about all of them--is sure to be overwhelmed by Teh Crazy.

2 Vicious Babushka  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:01:41am

re: #1 Alouette
PIMF

Any newS site with a poorly administered comments section--which is about all of them--is sure to be overwhelmed by Teh Crazy.
3 jamesfirecat  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:01:57am

re: #1 Alouette

Any new site with a poorly administered comments section--which is about all of them--is sure to be overwhelmed by Teh Crazy.

Yeah, but it seems like with Fox you don't even have to try to find the crazy....

4 Interesting Times  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:02:32am

So when you read accounts of Mladic/Serbian atrocities like this, and wonder how humans could be so disgustingly cruel, just consider that they started out with a mindset similar to these Fox commenters.

5 Obdicut  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:03:06am

Has Geert Wilders ever made a statement about the genocide?

I've gotta say I was really goddamn shocked when Latma unambiguously dipped into denial of the genocide.

We should be better than that.

6 zora  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:14:08am

fox should really close the comments on this article.

7 jamesfirecat  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:16:26am

re: #6 zora

fox should really close the comments on this article.

Better to be thought a fool than to open one's mouth, and remove all doubt.

8 Political Atheist  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:16:59am

I don't read the comments anywhere but here. The topic is why. Mah brain can't take the hate, the dissonance, the sheer idiocy. I sure don't want even an anonymous nic of mine of the same page.

9 Vicious Babushka  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:17:24am

Comments at Yahoo just as bad.

10 Political Atheist  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:17:39am

re: #8 Rightwingconspirator

PIMF
nic ON the same page...

11 albusteve  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:18:34am

re: #6 zora

fox should really close the comments on this article.

it's obvious Fox is pretty much unconcerned...if one monitored the site legitimately, there would be no comments...can't have that because the comments set the tone for the entire news gig...watch them feed this story all weekend

12 Vicious Babushka  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:20:15am

I have noticed another thing. On sites where comments are rigorously moderated, like at Jerusalem Post, spam always gets posted. I wonder if they are taking money from the spammers.

13 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:20:47am

re: #6 zora

fox should really close the comments on this article.

.

14 sattv4u2  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:21:10am

re: #6 zora

Unfortunately, it's not limited to Fox by any stretch of the imagination
A sample from HuffPo

cocofrio9
6 Fans
3 hours ago (11:16 AM)
He killed 5 thousand muzlims? The guy is a hero!

I saw similar on ABC, the BBC website, and others

sad

15 Vicious Babushka  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:21:22am

re: #13 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

fox should really close the comments on this article.

16 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:21:43am

re: #5 Obdicut

Has Geert Wilders ever made a statement about the genocide?

I've gotta say I was really goddamn shocked when Latma unambiguously dipped into denial of the genocide.

We should be better than that.

Unambiguously? Please advise. So far all I've seen was some 'reporter' saying 'we lied about Bosnia', but gave no details. Did it get worse than that?

17 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:22:19am

re: #6 zora

fox should really close the comments on this article.

Fox shouldn't have ENABLED comments on this article. They know their commentership, or should by now.

18 sattv4u2  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:22:34am

re: #12 Alouette

I have noticed another thing. On sites where comments are rigorously moderated, like at Jerusalem Post, spam always gets posted. I wonder if they are taking money from the spammers.

The J-Post gets money from Monty Python !?!?!

19 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:22:49am

re: #9 Alouette

Comments at Yahoo just as bad.

AOL, too, I'm sure. I'm not looking.

Jesus, what is WRONG with people?

20 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:23:23am

re: #12 Alouette

I have noticed another thing. On sites where comments are rigorously moderated, like at Jerusalem Post, spam always gets posted. I wonder if they are taking money from the spammers.

Probably the spam doesn't activate the filters.

21 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:23:29am
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
- George Santayana


(often quoted as: Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it)

Reading these peoples typical comments (not just the excited ones) one has to conclude that they come from people who should have never been allowed to graduate high school and probably have an average IQ somewhere in the high 80's.

They do not know history, they do not know science, they have no clue how the financial system works, but that is not going to stop them from having strong opinions about all of the above. To put it in briefer and more succinct terms, they are idiots, sometimes willfully so.

Thank goodness we have "super-smart" people like Rush, Beck, Palin, Breitbart, etc, etc... to tell them what they should think, otherwise they would just remain sunk in their uncomprehending petulance against the world without having anyone to blame it on or having any excuse for why the feel that way. ;)

22 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:24:09am

re: #15 Alouette

The internet fox should really close the comments on this article.
23 iossarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:25:01am

re: #19 SanFranciscoZionist

AOL, too, I'm sure. I'm not looking.

Jesus, what is WRONG with people?

I'm really forced to wonder at this point whether it isn't just kids fooling around, at least for the most part. Impossible to know really.

I mean, obviously there are the lunatics, but I think it's increasingly an internet practice to post offensive shit and to pretend to be an idiot. You see it all the time on sports blogs (esp. college sports) where people pretend to be uneducated followers of their rivals' teams in order to make them look bad.

24 sattv4u2  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:25:14am

re: #22 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

The internet fox should really close the comments on this article.

ah, for a simpler time!!

Lemonade, anyone!?!?!

//

25 Vicious Babushka  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:26:19am

re: #20 SanFranciscoZionist

Probably the spam doesn't activate the filters.

I have noticed a new type of comment spam where the spammer will leave some random posting like "I really enjoy this blog and your articles, I have learned a lot, keep up the good works!" but always have a name like "Cheap Cialis" or "Prada Online" with a link to whatever crap they are selling.

26 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:26:24am

re: #22 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Present company excluded, of course.

27 albusteve  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:27:44am

re: #23 iossarian

I'm really forced to wonder at this point whether it isn't just kids fooling around, at least for the most part. Impossible to know really.

I mean, obviously there are the lunatics, but I think it's increasingly an internet practice to post offensive shit and to pretend to be an idiot. You see it all the time on sports blogs (esp. college sports) where people pretend to be uneducated followers of their rivals' teams in order to make them look bad.

yup, I agree....when someone asked 'what is wrong with these maniacs?' it's just the response they want....half of the outrageous outrage is as phony as a $3 bill...and it's never going to change

28 theheat  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:27:46am

re: #22 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Is that you on the left in your new pic? Sweetness.

29 sproingie  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:28:10am

Neither Jerusalem Post nor Al Jazeera have serious problems with their comments. I'm fairly sure AJ uses the same comment system as Fox (Disqus), so it really is a matter of incompetent and/or apathetic admins and not the software.

30 Jack Burton  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:28:42am

re: #25 Alouette

I have noticed a new type of comment spam where the spammer will leave some random posting like "I really enjoy this blog and your articles, I have learned a lot, keep up the good works!" but always have a name like "Cheap Cialis" or "Prada Online" with a link to whatever crap they are selling.

Usually its in bad/broken English (or Engrish) too.

31 sharona  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:28:52am

If you go buy commenters at any site, you're going to find this kind of hateful, ignorant, frat-boy intellectualist crap. Charles: To go cherry-picking at Fox News is to ignore how this goes down at every single online comment section of every single newssite, newspaper,blog,etc. I've stopped looking at the comments at the Chicago Tribune's website, they're so ignorant and bizarre.

What it says to me is that Fox need to stay on top of their likely external staff who purge comments like these: chances are, as it's Friday, those people are already checked-out for the weekend.

32 windsagio  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:29:13am

re: #23 iossarian

It's hardly increasing, its always been like that.

ALso, there's a creepily large number of otherwise reasonable Americans who really just do think the serbs were 'doing what had to be done'.

Usually the logic is 'They've been fighting each ohter for a thousand years! The only real solution is to wipe the others out! It's cold, but at least there will be peace in the region then.'

I guess it's "pragmatism". Well and a really bizarre lack of empathy.

33 elizajane  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:29:51am

If I were an American Muslim I would read these things and feel very, very uneasy about my own future in this country.

Where are the folks on the Right standing up and telling these people that they are wrong? Where are the outright condemnations, loud and clear and strong? Where are the Fox commentators speaking to their own viewers and saying, "enough already, let's calm down and stop supporting genocide?" That's what I want to hear.

34 Vicious Babushka  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:30:10am

re: #31 sharona


What it says to me is that Fox need to stay on top of their likely external staff who purge comments like these: chances are, as it's Friday, those people are already checked-out for the weekend.

Not likely, as they are probably in Mumbai or Shanghai.

35 windsagio  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:30:25am

re: #29 sproingie

I kind of think Fox secretly wants to encourage them. The outrage feedback loop is good for business. They just also have to say they're against it, for PR reasons.

36 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:30:33am

re: #28 theheat

Is that you on the left in your new pic? Sweetness.

And that's my mommy a week before she went to sing with the choir eternal.

37 jamesfirecat  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:31:17am

re: #31 sharona

If you go buy commenters at any site, you're going to find this kind of hateful, ignorant, frat-boy intellectualist crap. Charles: To go cherry-picking at Fox News is to ignore how this goes down at every single online comment section of every single newssite, newspaper,blog,etc. I've stopped looking at the comments at the Chicago Tribune's website, they're so ignorant and bizarre.

What it says to me is that Fox need to stay on top of their likely external staff who purge comments like these: chances are, as it's Friday, those people are already checked-out for the weekend.

While I feel you raise a good point given the internet and GIFT theory... I think that there is a way that we can objectively test if FOX comments are worse or not....

Last time I say posts of them here, it was possible to see which comments at FOX were left by moderators... would you say examining what the moderators have to say would be a better measuring stick than the random comenters?

38 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:31:27am

re: #34 Alouette

Not likely, as they are probably in Mumbai or Shanghai.

Now I have an image of a woman in a pink sari, sitting back overwhelmed as the hate pours in. She clicks and clicks and clicks, and then gives up hiding posts and just sits back in horror.

39 General Nimrod Bodfish  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:31:48am

re: #7 jamesfirecat

My spin on it:
Best to sit there and have them prove you as a fool than to open your mouth and spew magenta-flavored bullshit through a person's used-to-be face.

40 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:32:09am

re: #36 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

And that's my mommy a week before she went to sing with the choir eternal.

Lovely. Nice photos, nice memories.

(You really do look a bit like Glenn Beck, dude.)

41 Vicious Babushka  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:32:32am

re: #38 SanFranciscoZionist

Now I have an image of a woman in a pink sari, sitting back overwhelmed as the hate pours in. She clicks and clicks and clicks, and then gives up hiding posts and just sits back in horror.

Maybe she doesn't know English too well and just has a list of "naughty words" to scan for.

42 sharona  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:32:48am

re: #33 elizajane I do it. And I consider myself a Fiscal Conservative Republican who votes Dem if the Repubs are neanderthals.

I dre: #34 Alouette Good point. In their case, it may be a cultural thing in that they don't recognize the context, etc. Then again, India is 13+ hours ahead of Chicago, so it's 2 AM there.

43 windsagio  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:32:49am

re: #37 jamesfirecat

its a % thing anyways. We all know these people are out there, but when it gets over a certain critical mass, it becomes noteworthy.

44 ProGunLiberal  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:33:02am

re: #29 sproingie

Aside from Balkan Flame Wars. Same time, everyday.

45 A Man for all Seasons  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:34:01am

re: #40 SanFranciscoZionist

Lovely. Nice photos, nice memories.

(You really do look a bit like Glenn Beck, dude.)

LOL..Now we really have something to tease FBV about

46 General Nimrod Bodfish  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:34:04am

re: #31 sharona

If you go buy commenters at any site, you're going to find this kind of hateful, ignorant, frat-boy intellectualist crap. Charles: To go cherry-picking at Fox News is to ignore how this goes down at every single online comment section of every single newssite, newspaper,blog,etc. I've stopped looking at the comments at the Chicago Tribune's website, they're so ignorant and bizarre.

Is it really cherry-picking when damn near every comment is in the same vein?

47 theheat  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:34:26am

re: #40 SanFranciscoZionist

(You really do look a bit like Glenn Beck, dude.)

re: #36 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I think FBV looks adorable and I refuse to believe he has even a faint resemblance to Glenn Beck. The hair's way better, for one.

48 windsagio  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:34:45am

re: #46 commadore183

to know if it were cherry picking we'd have to be willing to actually go there >> I at least am not :p

49 ProGunLiberal  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:34:58am

re: #33 elizajane

I'm not. Most of the people this way tend to be older. There will be bad times ahead, but things will be fantastic in 20-30 years when these people will have passed on.

50 sharona  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:35:06am

re: #37 jamesfirecat What if the Moderators are external/non-Fox staff? It wouldn't surprise me. I'd want to stay on top of that better, as repeated incidents like this can damage one's reputation (I hate using the term "Brand").

51 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:35:17am

re: #47 theheat

In person? Dead ringer. I get it ten times a week from customers.

52 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:35:54am

re: #47 theheat

I think FBV looks adorable

Oh... and DAMN STRAIGHT!

53 sharona  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:37:09am

re: #46 commadore183

Charles used to go onto Daily Kos, Democratic Underground,etc. and find the majority of these comments in the same vein, whatever the subject was. Same thing goes at things like the Chicago Tribune. Wherever it occurs, I am always amazed at the fact that these comments stay up as long as they do. They should go through moderation first.

54 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:37:13am

re: #1 Alouette

Any new site with a poorly administered comments section--which is about all of them--is sure to be overwhelmed by Teh Crazy.


I often wonder what the volume of daily posts is at a place like that...

55 wrenchwench  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:37:29am

re: #31 sharona

cherry-picking

lol

56 theheat  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:37:41am

re: #51 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

In person? Dead ringer. I get it ten times a week from customers.


First, my condolences anyone might insult you so. Maybe Glenn Beck is just an inferior imitation?

57 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:38:00am

re: #53 sharona

Unless you're dealing a couple of hundred posts a day, I don't think that's doable.

58 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:38:38am

re: #56 theheat

First, my condolences anyone might insult you so. Maybe Glenn Beck is just an inferior imitation?

What are you talking about? I've made a bunch of money because of it.

59 Killgore Trout  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:38:39am

This Rasmussen article is making the rounds of wingnut sites....
Where Are The Obama Scandals?
Figure 2. Forecast probability of Obama administration scandal

Image: nyhan_chart_2_may_27_2011.jpg

Are they serious?

60 sharona  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:39:11am

re: #57 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

61 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:39:34am

re: #60 sharona

Attempt ding.

62 sharona  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:40:15am

re: #57 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Not sure what happened to my post. I think you're probably right, but there are filter programs for those times when the volume is too high to do it personally.

63 A Man for all Seasons  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:40:22am

re: #58 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

What are you talking about? I've made a bunch of money because of it.

I dare you to knock on a door and say, " Come on America..Follow me"

64 iossarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:40:59am

re: #59 Killgore Trout

This Rasmussen article is making the rounds of wingnut sites...
Where Are The Obama Scandals?
Figure 2. Forecast probability of Obama administration scandal

Image: nyhan_chart_2_may_27_2011.jpg

Are they serious?

LOL. Serious polling outfit. What a bunch of morons.

65 Lidane  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:41:52am

re: #59 Killgore Trout

This Rasmussen article is making the rounds of wingnut sites...
Where Are The Obama Scandals?

LOL Rasnmussen.

It just kills these people that Obama genuinely seems to love his wife and kids, and that the birther idiocy was a bust.

66 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:42:28am

re: #63 HoosierHoops

I dare you to knock on a door and say, " Come on America..Follow me"

I've done that, except when they tell me I look like Glenn. Then I'll say, "Come on, Ms Tuwillicker... Follow me...

Always gets a good laugh. Then they give me money.

WIN WIN!

67 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:43:32am

re: #62 sharona

Not sure what happened to my post. I think you're probably right, but there are filter programs for those times when the volume is too high to do it personally.

Takes very li++le time to figger a way around a filter.

68 wrenchwench  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:44:34am

re: #59 Killgore Trout

This Rasmussen article is making the rounds of wingnut sites...
Where Are The Obama Scandals?
Figure 2. Forecast probability of Obama administration scandal

Image: nyhan_chart_2_may_27_2011.jpg

Are they serious?

Looks like that's all Nyhan does, and he's at a loss to do his job if Obama doesn't get busy and screw up somewhere.

My research focuses on political scandal and misperceptions. I also conduct research on social networks and applied statistical methods.
69 General Nimrod Bodfish  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:45:27am

re: #67 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Want a larger p3n!s? Watch some big t!tt13d woman...

Okay, I'll stop, but you get the point.

70 SpaceJesus  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:46:23am

they should give geller a column over there, her right-wing hate fantasy would be a hit with the fox crowd

71 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:46:46am

The other day someone typed "Wook!e" on a site.

Unfortunately, vileness is sometimes clever.

72 engineer cat  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:46:52am

since there is apparantly a breakfast table army of racists primed to spew hate on cue, i must be missing my chance to make big bucks on a line of nazi and kkk themed pajamas

73 albusteve  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:47:15am

re: #68 wrenchwench

Looks like that's all Nyhan does, and he's at a loss to do his job if Obama doesn't get busy and screw up somewhere.

that last blurb says it all...he's a monger that provides nothing of substance...he's an AmTdol leach that ♦has to make up shit to be important and turn a buck....how would our culture function without scandal watchers?

74 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:47:30am

Back to work.

75 Vicious Babushka  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:48:23am

I finished my assignment, just hanging around waiting for the weekend.

76 vidiotic  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:49:27am

Fox posters are too easy and fun to mess with. The other day, I commented that Obama will be President until 2017 and then he'll be appointed to the Supreme Court for life. I'm certain I caused a few wing-nut heads to explode.

77 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:50:30am

re: #25 Alouette

I have noticed a new type of comment spam where the spammer will leave some random posting like "I really enjoy this blog and your articles, I have learned a lot, keep up the good works!" but always have a name like "Cheap Cialis" or "Prada Online" with a link to whatever crap they are selling.

I actually watched part of an "Infomercial" this week on late night TV where a twenty-something young millionaire was extolling being paid at home for advertising. You pay him money and he provides a base website address and all the spambots you need to glut facebook, twitter, news sites, etc, with spam messages for various products...

With a guy like this signing up thousands of morons who know nothing and care even less about netiquette, it can only possibly get worse. Seriously people are being promised income in the tens of thousands per month for just becoming his willing site spammers.

Gahhh!

78 General Nimrod Bodfish  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:50:37am

re: #75 Alouette

I've stocked up on some soda for the biggest week of motorsports: Monaco Grand Prix at around 8 AM, then the Indianapolis 500 Mile Sweepstakes race at around 11 or so, then the longest oval race in the US, the Coca-Cola (nee World) 600. I plan on not doing a damn thing other than watching racing on Sunday!

79 Killgore Trout  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:51:34am

re: #75 Alouette

I finished my assignment, just hanging around waiting for the weekend.

I'm starting my weekend early. It's too rainy to get yard work done. I might make a few business calls later this afternoon but I'm feeling lazy.

80 General Nimrod Bodfish  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:52:08am

re: #78 commadore183

I've stocked up on some soda for the biggest weekend of motorsports: Monaco Grand Prix at around 8 AM, then the Indianapolis 500 Mile Sweepstakes race at around 11 or so, then the longest oval race in the US, the Coca-Cola (nee World) 600. I plan on not doing a damn thing other than watching racing on Sunday!

PIMF!

81 wrenchwench  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:52:27am

re: #73 albusteve

that last blurb says it all...he's a monger that provides nothing of substance...he's an AmTdol leach that ♦has to make up shit to be important and turn a buck...how would our culture function without scandal watchers?

Damn social scientists ... hey, wait. My degree is in sociology. It makes me a better bike mechanic.

Not really, but it may make me a better salesperson.

82 Vicious Babushka  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:52:51am

re: #77 ausador

I actually watched part of an "Infomercial" this week on late night TV where a twenty-something young millionaire was extolling being paid at home for advertising. You pay him money and he provides a base website address and all the spambots you need to glut facebook, twitter, news sites, etc, with spam messages for various products...

With a guy like this signing up thousands of morons who know nothing and care even less about netiquette, it can only possibly get worse. Seriously people are being promised income in the tens of thousands per month for just becoming his willing site spammers.

Gahhh!

Find out where the spammer lives and sign him up for every catalog and missionary tract you can find.

83 A Man for all Seasons  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:53:13am

re: #78 commadore183

I've stocked up on some soda for the biggest week of motorsports: Monaco Grand Prix at around 8 AM, then the Indianapolis 500 Mile Sweepstakes race at around 11 or so, then the longest oval race in the US, the Coca-Cola (nee World) 600. I plan on not doing a damn thing other than watching racing on Sunday!


Me too! Love racing..BTW I stuck out an unaccepted term for the Indy 500 race..

84 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:53:20am

So did I mention that I have a page up about two peer reviewed papers that claim that conservatives are brain damaged?

Peer reviewed cognitive science studies find deficiencies hardwired in conservative brains.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

disclaimer: This is meant to be a fun post. The possible flaws with the papers I list are real problems. Don't let my enjoyment of a bit of snark fool you. I am not strongly positing this scientifically as a general result I accept or arguing that you should take it seriously without a very large grain of salt.

That said:

According to these two studies:

1. Conservatives have larger fear centers.
2. Conservatives have lesser developed centers associated with courage and optimism.
3. Conservatives lack a receptor associated with being able to process novel ideas. Also those who might have been liberal needed active social lives to activate a certain gene for certain neuro-receptors - so some fair number of conservatives wouldn't be that way if only they had gotten laid a little when they were younger.

85 ProGunLiberal  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:55:05am

re: #76 vidiotic

Speaking of doing crap like that, how bad an idea would it be for me to go the the Stalker Blog and mock them on it. Part of me wants to.

86 mr.fusion  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:58:43am

re: #6 zora

fox should really close the comments on this article.

"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community."

-Oscar Wilde

87 jamesfirecat  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:58:44am

re: #84 LudwigVanQuixote

So did I mention that I have a page up about two peer reviewed papers that claim that conservatives are brain damaged?

Peer reviewed cognitive science studies find deficiencies hardwired in conservative brains.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

disclaimer: This is meant to be a fun post. The possible flaws with the papers I list are real problems. Don't let my enjoyment of a bit of snark fool you. I am not strongly positing this scientifically as a general result I accept or arguing that you should take it seriously without a very large grain of salt.

That said:

According to these two studies:

1. Conservatives have larger fear centers.
2. Conservatives have lesser developed centers associated with courage and optimism.
3. Conservatives lack a receptor associated with being able to process novel ideas. Also those who might have been liberal needed active social lives to activate a certain gene for certain neuro-receptors - so some fair number of conservatives wouldn't be that way if only they had gotten laid a little when they were younger.

This was always my favorite interesting political post You can't argue with conservatives...

88 General Nimrod Bodfish  Fri, May 27, 2011 11:59:30am

re: #83 HoosierHoops

Me too! Love racing..BTW I stuck out an unaccepted term for the Indy 500 race..

Nothing like laying on the couch listening to some of the best sounds in the universe!

BTW, why do you hate history (/sarc). I used that term because it just sounds better to me, plus that's what was used for the first I500 race (actually, it was called the International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race)

89 blueraven  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:00:03pm

re: #85 ProLifeLiberal

Speaking of doing crap like that, how bad an idea would it be for me to go the the Stalker Blog and mock them on it. Part of me wants to.

pretty bad IMHO.

90 albusteve  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:01:26pm

re: #87 jamesfirecat

This was always my favorite interesting political post You can't argue with conservatives...

as if liberals are flawless thinkers?....
bwahaha!...too funny...anybody that hounds a subject like that has more than a few screws missing

91 Interesting Times  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:01:41pm

re: #85 ProLifeLiberal

Speaking of doing crap like that, how bad an idea would it be for me to go the the Stalker Blog and mock them on it. Part of me wants to.

Don't. Disturbed individuals like that aren't worth communicating with on any level.

92 A Man for all Seasons  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:02:23pm

re: #88 commadore183

Nothing like laying on the couch listening to some of the best sounds in the universe!

BTW, why do you hate history (/sarc). I used that term because it just sounds better to me, plus that's what was used for the first I500 race (actually, it was called the International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race)

Great find..In my years living in Indy I had never ever heard that term..
Have fun Sunday

93 jamesfirecat  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:03:32pm

re: #90 albusteve

as if liberals are flawless thinkers?...
bwahaha!...too funny...anybody that hounds a subject like that has more than a few screws missing

Clearly not given the fact that my link was broken try this one instead

94 wrenchwench  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:03:52pm

It's a big tourist weekend in small town New Mexico. Lots of people who know nothing about bikes like to wander around bike shops because they had a bike as a kid and they get all nostalgic. Sometimes I have very pleasant interactions, but sometimes I get annoyed. Today I've had three pleasants, and one trio who came in while the woman was telling the two men a story about a car accident she was in years ago, and it went on for ten minutes. I just kept working on a bike, waiting for the story to end. Finally I greeted them and offered to answer any questions. Then one of the men said, "Look at you! You really look like you know what you're doing!" I think he got an elbow from the other one and they left pretty soon after that.

95 simoom  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:04:03pm

re: #9 Alouette

Comments at Yahoo just as bad.

Yeah, the yahoo commenters are actually some of the worst (excepting within a few of their content subsections). I can still remember how awful the top rated comments were for a story on minority birth rates (over a thousand thumbs up on some of them).

96 albusteve  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:06:12pm

re: #93 jamesfirecat

Clearly not given the fact that my link was broken try this one instead

no thanks

97 General Nimrod Bodfish  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:07:07pm

re: #92 HoosierHoops

Thanks. It was an interesting find. The 1919 I500 was called the Liberty Sweepstakes as it was run after WWI. I can't find when they stopped referring it as the "International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race", but I would think not too long after 1919.

BTW, IMS' first race was a motorcycle race, so having the MotoGP racing there seems like a "coming full circle" kind of thing. I do like looking up the history of races and race circuits.

98 A Man for all Seasons  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:08:36pm

re: #96 albusteve

no thanks

OT: Steve did you ever seen the movie, The Doors with Val Kilmer?
I thought he did great in it.. I'm on vacation and thinking about watching it again.

99 Vicious Babushka  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:08:56pm

re: #85 ProLifeLiberal

Speaking of doing crap like that, how bad an idea would it be for me to go the the Stalker Blog and mock them on it. Part of me wants to.

Nothing is worse than messing with the heads of a bunch of trolls and nobody normal around to watch you do it.

100 celticdragon  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:10:01pm
Why is he considered a butcher? He exterminated mooslims. Good for him!
He would have my vote for President

Dear God...

It never fucking occurred to me that people in this country would actually be applauding a mass murderer who had thousands of innocent civilians machine gunned.

We have met the enemy and he is us.

101 albusteve  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:10:49pm

re: #98 HoosierHoops

OT: Steve did you ever seen the movie, The Doors with Val Kilmer?
I thought he did great in it.. I'm on vacation and thinking about watching it again.

no...not yet anyway
as an aside Kilmer finally sold his place on the Pecos for a hell of alot of money...over 6k acres and a mile of river...Dr Phil bought it

102 celticdragon  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:13:39pm

re: #21 ausador

(often quoted as: Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it)

Reading these peoples typical comments (not just the excited ones) one has to conclude that they come from people who should have never been allowed to graduate high school and probably have an average IQ somewhere in the high 80's.

They do not know history, they do not know science, they have no clue how the financial system works, but that is not going to stop them from having strong opinions about all of the above. To put it in briefer and more succinct terms, they are idiots, sometimes willfully so.

Thank goodness we have "super-smart" people like Rush, Beck, Palin, Breitbart, etc, etc... to tell them what they should think, otherwise they would just remain sunk in their uncomprehending petulance against the world without having anyone to blame it on or having any excuse for why the feel that way. ;)


This becomes the fundamental weakness of democray. It is only as strong as the polity...and a weak and poorly educated populace will destroy their own system of government through sheer ignorance and the machinations of others.

103 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:16:13pm

re: #84 LudwigVanQuixote

LVQ don't get me wrong, but sarcasm does not exactly seem to be your strong suit. Next time you want to post an article that is supposed to be "tongue-in-cheek" remember that your are supposed to posting from your opponents point of view while "subtly" lampooning their reasoning/conclusions.

When I first read that page I was just confused, your update(s) only made it worse actually. I didn't know if you were serious, attempting satire, making an attempt at humor or whatever else possible options might exist.

I love your science posts and have learned from them, I enjoy your genuine and contagious sense of outrage about the way Israel is portrayed currently in the media. But we really need to talk about this before you attempt humor again, cause you really suck at it. :p

104 A Man for all Seasons  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:16:31pm

re: #101 albusteve

no...not yet anyway
as an aside Kilmer finally sold his place on the Pecos for a hell of alot of money...over 6k acres and a mile of river...Dr Phil bought it

Val sang all the parts himself..I didn't know he could sing so well.. Plus Meg Ryan has a lot of nude scenes...That alone was worth the price of popcorn
/

105 Ericus58  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:21:26pm

re: #103 ausador

LVQ don't get me wrong, but sarcasm does not exactly seem to be your strong suit. Next time you want to post an article that is supposed to be "tongue-in-cheek" remember that your are supposed to posting from your opponents point of view while "subtly" lampooning their reasoning/conclusions.

When I first read that page I was just confused, your update(s) only made it worse actually. I didn't know if you were serious, attempting satire, making an attempt at humor or whatever else possible options might exist.

I love your science posts and have learned from them, I enjoy your genuine and contagious sense of outrage about the way Israel is portrayed currently in the media. But we really need to talk about this before you attempt humor again, cause you really suck at it. :p

That made me smile, lol.
It's good that we know him ;)

106 Lidane  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:21:52pm

re: #100 celticdragon

Dear God...

It never fucking occurred to me that people in this country would actually be applauding a mass murderer who had thousands of innocent civilians machine gunned.

We have met the enemy and he is us.

That's been true for ages. It just got worse after 9/11.

107 dragonfire1981  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:22:25pm

Gotta love the comment about "stone age culture" when that's exactly what the right wing wants to do anyway, albeit with a different culture.

Also anybody who agrees with this arrest on the right is automatically a Muslim sympathizer or an Obama supporter (which in their eyes is even worse).

108 albusteve  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:24:23pm

re: #104 HoosierHoops

Val sang all the parts himself..I didn't know he could sing so well.. Plus Meg Ryan has a lot of nude scenes...That alone was worth the price of popcorn
/

was just reading about the film at wiki...Manzarek could not tell any difference in the two voices

109 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:27:30pm

re: #100 celticdragon

Dear God...

It never fucking occurred to me that people in this country would actually be applauding a mass murderer who had thousands of innocent civilians machine gunned.

We have met the enemy and he is us.

Civil society--because deep down, we all really are chimpanzees.

110 Stanghazi  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:40:18pm

Sometimes I just want to be happy go lucky, and not see how horrible people are. Unfortunately my choice of reading material just leads me to it, I can't get away.

Check out this hate mail letter Charles Blow from the NYT received.

The Southern Poverty Leadership Center just tweeted it.

[Link: yfrog.com...]

111 Interesting Times  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:50:04pm

re: #110 Stanley Sea

Sometimes I just want to be happy go lucky, and not see how horrible people are. Unfortunately my choice of reading material just leads me to it, I can't get away.

Check out this hate mail letter Charles Blow from the NYT received.

The Southern Poverty Leadership Center just tweeted it.

[Link: yfrog.com...]

Oh look, Fox and Yahoo commenters can write by hand, as well

112 Cinnabar  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:51:58pm

re: #109 SanFranciscoZionist

I protest this slander of chimpanzees!

/

113 Obdicut  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:53:53pm

re: #16 SanFranciscoZionist

Unambiguously? Please advise. So far all I've seen was some 'reporter' saying 'we lied about Bosnia', but gave no details. Did it get worse than that?

No, to me that's unambiguous.

114 BARACK THE VOTE  Fri, May 27, 2011 12:54:26pm

re: #110 Stanley Sea

Sometimes I just want to be happy go lucky, and not see how horrible people are. Unfortunately my choice of reading material just leads me to it, I can't get away.

Check out this hate mail letter Charles Blow from the NYT received.

The Southern Poverty Leadership Center just tweeted it.

[Link: yfrog.com...]

Disgusting. Wish I hadn't read it.

115 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, May 27, 2011 1:02:53pm

re: #107 dragonfire1981

Gotta love the comment about "stone age culture" when that's exactly what the right wing wants to do anyway, albeit with a different culture.

Also anybody who agrees with this arrest on the right is automatically a Muslim sympathizer or an Obama supporter (which in their eyes is even worse).

Bearing in mind that these folks are stupid as well as evil and crazy, how are the pundits responding? Are the pundits responding?

116 Stanghazi  Fri, May 27, 2011 1:05:27pm

re: #114 iceweasel

Disgusting. Wish I hadn't read it.

I know, I'm sorry.

117 BARACK THE VOTE  Fri, May 27, 2011 1:12:22pm

re: #116 Stanley Sea

I know, I'm sorry.

No not at all! It's cool. You can't escape the vileness in this world.

118 Bulworth  Tue, May 31, 2011 8:42:15am
Instead, we have a islam!c terrorist sympathiser and supporter for president. Homeland Security should take obama into custody!

I do wish Obama critics would update their complaints. This sounds very 2010...


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