CNN’s Dana Loesch Equates Mandatory Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound to Having Sex

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The GOP’s uterus inspection device

Here’s CNN contributor and Andrew Breitbart editor Dana Loesch, saying that a mandatory trans-vaginal ultrasound procedure (vis a vis the new legislation in Virginia) is no more intrusive than regular intercourse.

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That’s the big thing that progressives are trying to say, that it’s rape and so on and so forth. And in fact, this big battle that I’ve, uh, totally won with Keith Olbermann by the way, like, not only won once but twice and three times… uh, there were individuals saying, [high voice] “Oh what about the Virginia rape? The rapes that, the forced rapes of women who are pregnant?” What!?

Wait a minute, they had no problem having similar to a trans-vaginal procedure when they engaged in the act that resulted in their pregnancy.

UPDATE at 2/17/12 4:17:14 pm

On Twitter, replying to this post (in which I quoted her exact words), Dana Loesch denies saying it, calls me a “pervert,” and then accuses me of being a child molester.

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775 comments
1 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:13:17pm

I can understand stupid. But why do they also have to be so creepy?

2 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:14:19pm

GOING FOR A WALK!

3 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:16:19pm
"Wait a minute, they had no problem having similar to a trans-vaginal procedure when they engaged in the act that resulted in their pregnancy."

Yeah, because women don't have a problem with being raped.

I'd say what I think of Dana Loesch for this, but getting banned isn't worth it.

4 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:16:19pm

"Why are you objecting to me shoving this zucchini in your mouth? You were eating a burger just a second ago!"

"Why are you objecting to me spitting on your hands? You were washing them just a second ago!"

5 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:16:43pm

"Winning the battle, like... totally."

6 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:16:52pm

re: #1 ★★★★★

I can understand stupid. But why do they also have to be so creepy?

Because if they were less creepy, less stupid, less selfish and less inhumane they would be some kind of weak-tea liberals.

7 Leo3  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:16:54pm

The comparisons to rape are invalid because it's so similar to rape?

CNN, shed this embarrassment...

8 militantagnostic  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:17:15pm

Wait...So by that logic rape can only be rape if the man has/had an enormous penis?

9 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:17:43pm

Even bereft of the creepy-ass sexuality, this makes no fucking sense on any level.

Don't these complete assholes get whiplash from jerking back and forth between hating and fearing the government and wanting government to force doctors to shove things into women?

10 wrenchwench  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:17:47pm
Wait a minute, they had no problem having similar to a trans-vaginal procedure when they engaged in the act that resulted in their pregnancy.

Unless it was rape that time too.

And if it wasn't, then presumably it was a choice to spend quality time with someone they love, rather than a procedure performed by a relative stranger using a medical instrument under fluorescent lights on a table. That does not qualify as 'similar'.

11 Varek Raith  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:18:56pm

It's a good thing I'm on a happy pill.
*Spits*

12 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:18:57pm

re: #9 Obdicut

They "know" that the government they want will only shove things into other people.

13 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:20:02pm

re: #11 Varek Raith

It's a good thing I'm on a happy pill.
*Spits*

And lucky for us all, too. You might just destroy the Earth.

14 wrenchwench  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:20:06pm

re: #3 Lidane

Yeah, because women don't have a problem with being raped.

I'd say what I think of Dana Loesch for this, but getting banned isn't worth it.

Someone should pee on her.

15 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:20:28pm

It's tyrannical of the government to force kids to eat healthy lunches, but totally fucking freedom-loving awesome to force doctors to do invasive medical procedures regardless of their actual necessity.

How does a brain contain that crap?

16 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:20:51pm

re: #14 wrenchwench

Someone should pee on her.

She's so twisted she'd probably enjoy it. You know, since it's a show of patriotism and all.

17 blueraven  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:21:02pm

I guess Ms Loesh doesn't understand the difference between the act of sex between two consenting adults, and being made to undergo a forced, cold clinical, humiliating procedure.

That's just not a healthy way to go through life at all. Doesn't say much good about her husband either.

18 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:21:17pm

re: #14 wrenchwench

Someone should pee on her.

I think they call that 'dropping knickers' in her circle.

19 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:21:39pm

re: #15 Obdicut

How does a brain contain that crap?

Simple -- you get rid of your common sense, basic human decency, and conscience and there's just enough room for all that bullshit to fit.

20 darthstar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:21:55pm

re: #14 wrenchwench

Someone should pee on her.

That's just like getting baptized.

21 Achilles Tang  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:22:15pm

This is supposed to be her.

itsy bitsy ...
Would it not be her fault if she was raped, after dressing like that?//

22 wrenchwench  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:22:21pm

re: #15 Obdicut

It's tyrannical of the government to force kids to eat healthy lunches, but totally fucking freedom-loving awesome to force doctors to do invasive medical procedures regardless of their actual necessity.

How does a brain contain that crap?

I picture lots of cubicles, like a call center with wires all over the floor, trying to keep things compartmentalized.

23 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:22:24pm

re: #15 Obdicut

It's tyrannical of the government to force kids to eat healthy lunches, but totally fucking freedom-loving awesome to force doctors to do invasive medical procedures regardless of their actual necessity.

How does a brain contain that crap?

Because the feds can't tell my kid what he can eat, but the state can tell sluts...er, women that they have to have a probe shoved up their before they kill their unborn child!

24 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:22:43pm

re: #17 blueraven

It is also fucking terrible for the doctor. Imagine being a doctor forced to perform a procedure you know is designed to humiliate, but doing so is the only way to give your patient the care that they need. Imagine having to go through this bullshit while hating doing it.

25 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:23:01pm

re: #21 Red Sea Desjardini Tang

Uh, this is Kate Hudson.

26 Varek Raith  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:23:19pm

WTF is wrong with these people.
Sigh, I'm gonna go enjoy a cup of coffee.

27 McSpiff  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:23:44pm

re: #24 Obdicut

It is also fucking terrible for the doctor. Imagine being a doctor forced to perform a procedure you know is designed to humiliate, but doing so is the only way to give them the care that they need. Imagine having to go through this bullshit while hating doing it.

Lie. Lie about having performed it.

28 darthstar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:24:03pm

re: #26 Varek Raith

WTF is wrong with these people.
Sigh, I'm gonna go enjoy a cup of coffee.

It's Friday afternoon...there is beer in the break room and pizza on the way. I'm going to go mingle with my co-workers.

29 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:25:11pm

re: #27 McSpiff

Lie. Lie about having performed it.

The word's gonna get out. There will be a set-up by those who would want to uphold this POS of a law. They might not risk it.

30 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:25:40pm

re: #24 Obdicut

It is also fucking terrible for the doctor. Imagine being a doctor forced to perform a procedure you know is designed to humiliate, but doing so is the only way to give them the care that they need. Imagine having to go through this bullshit while hating doing it.

If I was a doctor being put in that position, I'd invoke a religious objection or conscience clause and refuse to do it, just like these GOP freaks want for pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions for birth control and the morning after pill.

What are they going to do? Throw me in jail for invoking the same clause they want for their own pet issue?

31 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:25:59pm

re: #27 McSpiff

Lie. Lie about having performed it.

This bill would cause a gigantic problem in medical ethics for doctors. Fictionalizing a medical history is dangerous and unethical, but so is doing a procedure that serves no legitimate medical purpose. There'd be no right decision for a doctor to make.

Oh well, it's not like doctors are important to our society.

32 McSpiff  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:26:09pm

re: #29 ★★★★★

The word's gonna get out. There will be a set-up by those who would want to uphold this POS of a law. They might not risk it.

You know what, maybe it'll take putting good doctors in jail for people to start backing from this.

33 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:26:35pm

re: #32 McSpiff

You know what, maybe it'll take putting good doctors in jail for people to start backing from this.

That is true.

34 blueraven  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:26:36pm

re: #24 Obdicut

It is also fucking terrible for the doctor. Imagine being a doctor forced to perform a procedure you know is designed to humiliate, but doing so is the only way to give your patient the care that they need. Imagine having to go through this bullshit while hating doing it.

It's as if these crazy fucks have removed the word "choice" from their RWNJ dictionary.

35 Achilles Tang  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:27:22pm

re: #25 ★★★★★

Uh, this is Kate Hudson.

Oh. I don't know one from another. I googled her name and there was a series of pictures supposedly of her, including this one.

Whatever. Cute.

36 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:27:29pm

re: #29 ★★★★★

The word's gonna get out. There will be a set-up by those who would want to uphold this POS of a law. They might not risk it.

Plus, it'd mean fictionalizing the medical record-- what if the woman a week later ran into a complication, but because an ultrasound with no abnormalities was recorded in the medical record, it gets misdiagnosed?

37 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:27:52pm

re: #31 Obdicut

This bill would cause a gigantic problem in medical ethics for doctors. Fictionalizing a medical history is dangerous and unethical, but so is doing a procedure that serves no legitimate medical purpose. There'd be no right decision for a doctor to make.

Oh well, it's not like doctors are important to our society.

How about a state-wide OB/GYN general strike? Shouldn't need to last more than Wednesday afternoon.

38 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:28:26pm

re: #27 McSpiff

Lie. Lie about having performed it.

A certification by the doctor that the woman either did or didn't go through the procedure has to go into her medical record, which as Obdi pointed out, means doctors would have to falsify such records, opening themselves up to charges of malpractice if found out.

39 Achilles Tang  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:28:34pm

re: #36 Obdicut

Devious mind you have there....

40 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:28:46pm

re: #35 Red Sea Desjardini Tang

Oh. I don't know one from another. I googled her name and there was a series of pictures supposedly of her, including this one.

Whatever. Cute.

I don't actually know who Kate Hudson is, but it says so right there in the URL.

41 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:30:17pm

re: #27 McSpiff

Lie. Lie about having performed it.

Nah. Too many ethical problems with that.

Just refuse to follow the law. If it's not medically necessary, invoke a conscience clause or religious objection and tell those GOP freaks to STFU.

42 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:30:35pm

re: #37 Decatur Deb

How about a state-wide OB/GYN general strike? Shouldn't need to last more than Wednesday afternoon.

It'd be rough, man. Most doctors are behind constantly anyway. It'd have to be scheduled awhile in advance.

I think a doctor outright refusing to do it and asking to be arrested is actually more likely. That's all it'd take to get the law into the court.

43 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:31:07pm

re: #38 Targetpractice

A certification by the doctor that the woman either did or didn't go through the procedure has to go into her medical record, which as Obdi pointed out, means doctors would have to falsify such records, opening themselves up to charges of malpractice if found out.

A woman who needed an abortion in a clearly life-threatening situation could not be said to have given informed consent. At least that's what Jack McCoy would say at the rape trial.

44 Sionainn  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:31:36pm

re: #27 McSpiff

Lie. Lie about having performed it.

If I recall correctly, they want the printout from the ultrasound placed in the chart.

45 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:31:39pm

Umm... pretty sure getting abortion doctors arrested really only plays right these people's dirty little hands. Just sayin'.

46 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:32:52pm

re: #45 They're pants, essentially...

Umm... pretty sure getting abortion doctors arrested really only plays right these people's dirty little hands. Just sayin'.

What's the alternative, though? Following an inhumane law that forces an invasive ultrasound on a woman whether she needs it or not?

47 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:33:07pm

re: #45 They're pants, essentially...

Umm... pretty sure getting abortion doctors arrested really only plays right these people's dirty little hands. Just sayin'.

There needs to be a concerted action with someone being the voluntary fall guy. Then the court.

48 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:33:30pm

re: #45 They're pants, essentially...

It would almost certainly get thrown out of court, unless a Republican gets elected president and makes a Supreme Court appointment and some ones further down the judicial chain as well.

49 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:34:24pm

re: #46 Lidane

What's the alternative, though? Following an inhumane law that forces an invasive ultrasound on a woman whether she needs it or not?

For many? Yes, they'll do it, if only to keep their practice going, convincing themselves that it's better they obey this law in order to provide abortions for those women willing to grit and go along with than risk their practice being shut down and depriving women of even having the choice.

50 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:34:51pm

re: #46 Lidane

What's the alternative, though? Following an inhumane law that forces an invasive ultrasound on a woman whether she needs it or not?

I don't claim to know what the right answer is. I just know a bad one when I hear it.

51 Eclectic Infidel  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:35:29pm

She should volunteer for the procedure just to show the rest of us how nonintrusive the procedure is.

52 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:35:53pm

re: #50 They're pants, essentially...

I don't claim to know what the right answer is. I just know a bad one when I hear it.

I don't know the right answer, but I bet it involves a shitload of lawyers.

53 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:36:05pm

Words that have never been uttered by a woman to a physician, ever.

Do you have a larger speculum you could use?

Please don't take that instrument out of me yet. Feels so good.

I'm a dude and all, but geeze.

FFS

54 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:36:57pm

re: #50 They're pants, essentially...

I don't claim to know what the right answer is. I just know a bad one when I hear it.

Not all abortions happen in a clinic that's constantly under siege from whackjob protesters. Some of them happen in hospitals too.

All it takes is one doctor in a hospital refusing to follow this law and invoking a conscience clause or religious objection.

55 blueraven  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:37:26pm

re: #37 Decatur Deb

How about a state-wide OB/GYN general strike? Shouldn't need to last more than Wednesday afternoon.

Wouldn't this unnecessary treatment actually go against the Hippocratic oath?

56 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:37:29pm

re: #52 Decatur Deb

I don't know the right answer, but I bet it involves a shitload of lawyers.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's part of the equation.

57 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:37:46pm

re: #54 Lidane

Invoking the conscience clause would legitimize it and be a bad idea. We don't want to legitimize pharmacists refusing to dispense medication.

58 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:39:04pm

re: #55 blueraven

Wouldn't this unnecessary treatment actually go against the Hippocratic oath?

Not a doc, but RN wife says many don't take it these days. The AMA should have a dog in this fight, if it's anything more than a lobby.

59 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:40:04pm

re: #55 blueraven

Wouldn't this unnecessary treatment actually go against the Hippocratic oath?

Not that many doctors take the Hippocratic Oath anymore, it's a bit out of date. However, the AMA ethics board and a whole host of other professional associations, as well as licensing groups for the state, all have strictures against unnecessary procedures.

And whether or not the woman can actually say to have consented is an open question. It's basically coercion.

60 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:40:54pm

re: #59 Obdicut

(Esp. seeing how H.o. actually prohibits abortion ;)

61 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:41:43pm

re: #57 Obdicut

At this point, I'm so angry and offended by this bullshit I don't much care. I'm tired of these retrograde Neanderthal assholes forcing their shit on women. And for a woman to defend it the way that Dana Loesch has is even more offensive.

Let the doctors refuse to follow this inhumane law. Let the chips fall where they may. If these GOP freaks want to send women back to the Dark Ages, then let them go on record about it by arresting people and testifying in court over it.

62 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:42:00pm

re: #58 Decatur Deb

Not a doc, but RN wife says many don't take it these days. The AMA should have a dog in this fight, if it's anything more than a lobby.

That the AMA hasn't said anything yet leads me to believe that they either A) don't want to get in the middle of this fight or B) don't want to be seen as approving/endorsing of abortion.

63 Ming  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:42:19pm

CNN should hang its head in shame, assuming Ms. Loesch is still employed there.

64 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:43:11pm

re: #60 ★★★★★

(Esp. seeing how H.o. actually prohibits abortion ;)

Well, it prohibits one particular kind that was very dangerous. It doesn't prohibit the drug-induced kind, which were practiced during the same period, so I don't think you can rightly say it prohibits abortion.

65 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:43:35pm

re: #62 Targetpractice

That the AMA hasn't said anything yet leads me to believe that they either A) don't want to get in the middle of this fight or B) don't want to be seen as approving/endorsing of abortion.

Anyone want to strongly-word an email asking them?

66 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:44:25pm

re: #61 Lidane

At this point, I'm so angry and offended by this bullshit I don't much care. I

You should care about endorsing the conscience clause, because it's unconstitutional and it would allow pharmacists and doctors to deny care.

Let the doctors refuse to follow this inhumane law. Let the chips fall where they may. If these GOP freaks want to send women back to the Dark Ages, then let them go on record about it by arresting people and testifying in court over it.

I agree, I just don't want the conscience clause-- the purpose of which is to allow doctors to refuse to give abortions-- to be validated. That'd undermine the entire position.

67 _RememberTonyC  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:46:28pm

"CRAZY TALK ... IT'S CRAZY TALK"

68 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:46:33pm

Tip of the hat to the Maryland House.

69 skohayes  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:46:37pm

She actually stole that line from some ignorant Virginia legislator, I saw someone quote him on Twitter last night.
She wants to become the newer model of Anne Coulter.

70 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:47:18pm

re: #66 Obdicut

So have them lodge some other kind of objection. I don't care.

I just want these GOP freaks to answer for this law by having them actually arrest doctors and put them on trial for refusing to do invasive medical procedures that aren't needed.

71 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:47:31pm

re: #64 Obdicut

Well, it prohibits one particular kind that was very dangerous. It doesn't prohibit the drug-induced kind, which were practiced during the same period, so I don't think you can rightly say it prohibits abortion.

Indeed. I stand corrected!

Image: funny-pictures-history-by-this-account-the-bird-is-indeed-the-word.jpg

72 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:49:06pm

re: #70 Lidane

So have them lodge some other kind of objection. I don't care.

All I'm doing is pointing out that using the conscience clause is a bad idea because it validates the idea of a conscience clause, which is exactly what we're trying to fight against.

I just want these GOP freaks to answer for this law by having them actually arrest doctors and put them on trial for refusing to do invasive medical procedures that aren't needed.

I think that, sadly, that's a likely outcome. But invoking the conscience clause would be a way to not be arrested, rather than taking the opportunity to fight the law in court based on the unconstitutionality of the law itself.

73 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:49:40pm

re: #70 Lidane

So have them lodge some other kind of objection. I don't care.

I just want these GOP freaks to answer for this law by having them actually arrest doctors and put them on trial for refusing to do invasive medical procedures that aren't needed.

I've more hope for the personhood law, which as was noted in an earlier thread, will cause all sorts of havoc because there's over 250,000 instances of the word "person" used in Virginia law. Yeah, the fuckheads in Richmond could alter all those laws, but it's going to take one long fucking bill to do so.

74 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:49:49pm

re: #70 Lidane

So have them lodge some other kind of objection. I don't care.

I just want these GOP freaks to answer for this law by having them actually arrest doctors and put them on trial for refusing to do invasive medical procedures that aren't needed.

I find it harder to ask other people to go through legal troubles like that.

75 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:51:02pm

re: #62 Targetpractice

That the AMA hasn't said anything yet leads me to believe that they either A) don't want to get in the middle of this fight or B) don't want to be seen as approving/endorsing of abortion.

Here is a quick grab from the AMA newsletter, they have reported without stating a position I can quickly find. The ACLU and Center for Reproductive Rights seem to be doing the heavy lifting, not the AMA.

[Link: www.ama-assn.org...]

76 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:51:34pm

re: #71 ★★★★★

To be completionist, there's also a pretty-well-sourced writing of Hippocrates where he counsels a woman to exercise strenuously to induce a miscarriage, so it's unlikely that he would have something against abortion per se. I'd argue that by singling out a particular practice-- as he did with cutting for stone, a fully legitimate medical procedure-- he was simply warning against dangerous procedures. A pessary would be a roundabout way of inducing an abortion, probably doing so by giving some toxic shock. It's possible it'd be a direct application of abortifacient to the cervix but that's pretty damn sophisticated for that time period of medicine.

77 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:52:37pm

re: #74 They're pants, essentially...

I find it harder to ask other people to go through legal troubles like that.

We're talking about respecting the basic human dignity of the women who are going have this procedure forced on them against their will.

I don't think it's too much to ask for someone to refuse to follow an inhuman law like this one.

78 bratwurst  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:52:40pm

If you are a misogynist, it should be pretty clear by this point which American political party reflects your point of view.

79 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:54:31pm

re: #77 Lidane

But what if you have thirty women who you need to see in the next month, who are depending on you because you're the only abortion provider in 200 miles? You can't do that if you're on trial.

Often, for big civil rights cases like this, someone volunteers, often after laying a great deal of preparation.

80 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:55:05pm

re: #77 Lidane

We're talking about respecting the basic human dignity of the women who are going have this procedure forced on them against their will.

I don't think it's too much to ask for someone to refuse to follow an inhuman law like this one.

It is too much if you are then asking them to conduct the abortion anyway and face the consequences.

81 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:55:56pm

I see Loesch is now denying her own statement.

82 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:56:01pm

Bam.

83 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:57:29pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

The audio of her speaking is a lie!

84 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:57:41pm

"they had no problem having similar to a trans-vaginal procedure when they engaged in the act that resulted in their pregnancy"

That droid doesn't mean what you think it means.

85 wrenchwench  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:57:58pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

Bam.

Don't quote me verbatim! Not fair!

86 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:58:58pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

If I were her, I would've already shut up.

Wait. If I were her, I wouldn't.

87 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:59:15pm

Lol @ Riehl trying to help.

88 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:59:42pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

The transcript you posted above is completely accurate.

She could claim she wasn't saying it was no more intrusive, but if she's not trying to draw a parallel, then she's just babbling. I think it's pretty obvious she was trying to equate them.

Unless she says afterwards "of course, these aren't at all equivalent, in fact, what was I thinking making that comparison, how foolish of me", I don't think she's got a leg to stand on.

89 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:59:50pm

The idiot chorus is starting:

90 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:00:22pm

re: #83 They're pants, essentially...

The audio of her speaking is a lie!

The tape has layers!! Get the spectral analyzer!!

91 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:00:59pm

re: #90 Decatur Deb

The tape has layers!! Get the spectral analyzer!!

What if the analyzer has layers?!?!?!?!

92 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:01:16pm

And I see Christie knows how to wield that veto pen...

If I were gay and living in Jersey, all weight jokes would be on the table. It would be personal.

93 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:01:40pm

re: #92 They're pants, essentially...

God, I was really hoping he'd find some decency in his soul.

94 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:03:03pm

From creepy she goes right to super-disgusting:

95 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:03:10pm

re: #93 Obdicut

God, I was really hoping he'd find some decency in his soul.

Nope. Need to get some Social Conservative cred, I suppose.

96 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:03:55pm

re: #95 They're pants, essentially...

Nope. Need to get some Social Conservative cred, I suppose.

I shouldn't have expected more of him after he said rights for blacks should have been subject to a majority vote as well.

What a fucking asshole. To imagine he was sold as a 'moderate'.

97 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:04:43pm

re: #54 Lidane

Not all abortions happen in a clinic that's constantly under siege from whackjob protesters. Some of them happen in hospitals too.

And yet, as I say often, I have never seen protesters outside Kaiser.

98 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:04:55pm

re: #96 Obdicut

I shouldn't have expected more of him after he said rights for blacks should have been subject to a majority vote as well.

What a fucking asshole. To imagine he was sold as a 'moderate'.

I'm not sure whether he's looking to play for a VP nod, as McDonnell's doing now, or if he's got higher aspirations in '16.

99 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:06:01pm

Sorry, but this needs to be saved for the record, in case the inhuman scum decides to delete:

100 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:06:19pm

re: #96 Obdicut

I shouldn't have expected more of him after he said rights for blacks should have been subject to a majority vote as well.

What a fucking asshole. To imagine he was sold as a 'moderate'.

To be fair, I do still consider him to be one of the best of them.

Make of that what you will...

101 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:07:32pm

re: #99 ★★★★★

They're just trying to avoid the subject of what she said as strenuously as possible.

102 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:07:42pm

re: #15 Obdicut

It's tyrannical of the government to force kids to eat healthy lunches, but totally fucking freedom-loving awesome to force doctors to do invasive medical procedures regardless of their actual necessity.

How does a brain contain that crap?

It doesn't contain the crap, it's leaking out all over the place.

103 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:07:58pm

re: #89 Charles Johnson

If I had one of those [a vagina], I'd be down by the docks waiting for the fleet to come in.
-Jerry Seinfeld

104 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:08:18pm

re: #99 ★★★★★

This is a CNN pundit.

105 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:08:25pm

Massively obvious non sequitur diversion is obvious.

106 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:08:26pm

Also:

This is that famous right wing humor at work again.

107 celticdragon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:08:48pm
Wait a minute, they had no problem having similar to a trans-vaginal procedure when they engaged in the act that resulted in their pregnancy.

So she is saying that if a woman isn't a virgin, then she isn't being raped.

Wow. I can't even respond to that level of fail.

108 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:09:09pm

re: #104 ★★★★★

This is a CNN pundit.

Aren't they part of the lamestream Marxist media?

109 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:09:24pm

re: #80 They're pants, essentially...

It is too much if you are then asking them to conduct the abortion anyway and face the consequences.

Well then what's the answer? Forcing women to go through this invasive shit while some lobbyist somewhere maybe decides to sue?

Let's look at what these GOP Neanderthal assholes are saying about women and sex these days:

--Sex ed is bad, so let's not have any
--Birth control is evil, so we can't let anyone have access to it because it violates our ass backwards ideas about sex and women. Besides, she can just put an aspirin between her knees and be done with it.
--If a woman joins the military, she should expect to get raped
--If you're under 25 don't dress a certain way or you're a two-bit whore
--If you're raped or abused or otherwise end up pregnant against your will, you need to go through another trauma and have an invasive ultrasound forced on you against your will

It goes on and on and on. These people flat out hate women. Full stop. They want us uneducated, barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen, and they want us silent. I'm tired of it.

110 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:09:52pm

re: #108 Decatur Deb

This is the trou-dropping wing of the media.

111 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:10:14pm

re: #86 ★★★★★

If I were her, I would've already shut up.

If I was CNN I would have already fired her.

112 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:10:31pm

re: #109 Lidane

If you keep holding back, you'll get an ulcer.

113 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:11:19pm

Pedophile jokes from a CNN contributor. What fun!

114 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:11:25pm

re: #109 Lidane

Preachin' to the choir here.

115 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:11:47pm

re: #109 Lidane

...snip
It goes on and on and on. These people flat out hate women. Full stop. They want us uneducated, barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen, and they want us silent. I'm tired of it.

Don't get angry, get out the vote.

116 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:11:51pm

And:

117 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:12:33pm

re: #109 Lidane

As someone mentioned earlier, some doctor has to be willing to serve as a test case to get the issue going in the courts, someone willing to suffer the consequences, which for all I know could be career-ending, with a very significant legal defense fund at his back.

118 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:12:58pm

re: #116 Charles Johnson

This needs to go wide. If this won't be the last drop for CNN...

119 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:14:01pm

re: #117 They're pants, essentially...

As someone mentioned earlier, some doctor has to be willing to serve as a test case to get the issue going in the courts, someone willing to suffer the consequences, which for all I know could be career-ending, with a very significant legal defense fund at his back.

Yep, something that will take time to organize, but I'm sure that the ACLU or the Center for Reproductive Rights might be willing to bankroll the defense.

120 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:14:26pm

re: #118 ★★★★★

This needs to go wide. If this won't be the last drop for CNN...

Umm... Erickson? Goats?

Google it and get back to me.

121 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:14:57pm

re: #120 They're pants, essentially...

Umm... Erickson? Goats?

Google it and get back to me.

I don't need to. Touche.

122 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:15:33pm

re: #69 skohayes

She actually stole that line from some ignorant Virginia legislator, I saw someone quote him on Twitter last night.
She wants to become the newer model of Anne Coulter.

She might as well aspire to be Crusty the Clown.

123 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:17:49pm

Totally OT: Anyone have preferred conferencing software that'd allow multiple other users to watch as I did stuff on my computer? Freeware is best, of course.

124 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:19:02pm

re: #123 Obdicut

Stupid question from me, because you probably considered it first. But: Skype?

125 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:19:34pm

re: #124 ★★★★★

(Question from me, that is.)

126 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:20:22pm

re: #123 Obdicut

Totally OT: Anyone have preferred conferencing software that'd allow multiple other users to watch as I did stuff on my computer? Freeware is best, of course.

Skype is your friend. Use it. Love it. Buy it breakfast the next morning.

127 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:21:19pm

re: #123 Obdicut

Totally OT: Anyone have preferred conferencing software that'd allow multiple other users to watch as I did stuff on my computer? Freeware is best, of course.

Teamviewer.

128 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:21:48pm

re: #127 SH1T My Conscience Says

Teamviewer.

Allows multiple users in free mode?

129 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:22:08pm

re: #124 ★★★★★

Stupid question from me, because you probably considered it first. But: Skype?

No, I didn't know Skype offered that these days. I had bad experiences with Skype long long ago, but I'l re-check it out.

re: #127 SH1T My Conscience Says

Teamviewer.

THanks, I'll check it out too.

130 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:22:24pm

re: #128 ★★★★★

Allows multiple users in free mode?

As far as I know.

131 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:23:26pm

re: #129 Obdicut

It allows showing your desktop and it allows conferencing. I don't know if you can show desktop to multiple users, but it makes sense that you should be able to.

132 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:24:36pm

re: #130 SH1T My Conscience Says

I'm just curious, coz I use it often, and I didn't see this option. Can you tell more?

133 Kronocide  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:25:04pm

How freakin sick. They're not more mature than teenagers.

Emotionally stunted.

134 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:27:51pm

re: #133 Kronocide

How freakin sick. They're not more mature than teenagers.

Emotionally stunted.

I can't tell if we're talking about Breitbart and crew or if we're back to Fox commentators...

135 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:28:25pm

re: #132 ★★★★★

I'm just curious, coz I use it often, and I didn't see this option. Can you tell more?

Oh gee, now I found it. Conference call. I just didn't need to use it, so skipped over it all the time.

136 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:28:37pm

re: #134 They're pants, essentially...

I can't tell if we're talking about Breitbart and crew or if we're back to Fox commentators...

Or software developers.

137 Robert O.  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:28:45pm

Meanwhile, NJ Governor Chris Christie just cast his lot (or his veto pen) with the anti-gay bigotry crowd.

138 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:30:56pm

Whoa, Jill Biden tweets:

Dr. Jill Biden @DrJillBiden

Chris Christie, stop hoarding marriage and delicious baked goods for yourself. #thingsthatbotherme

139 Kronocide  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:31:06pm

re: #136 Decatur Deb

Or software developers.

Programmer Joke Opportunity:

How can you tell if a programmer is an extrovert?

He looks at your shoes when he's talking to you.

140 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:31:24pm

Parody account. HA

141 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:34:14pm

Stacy McCain chimed in into that conversation, so I took a look at his twitter:

Robert Stacy McCain
@rsmccain
Читать
Illegal immigrant from somewhere arrested on terrorism charges? Probably another Lutheran extremist from Finland, I bet. #tcot

One would think that after a Lutheran extremist* from Norway murdered a bunch of children, people would not find such jokes funny.

---
Not meant to indicate that Lutheranism had anything to do with it. It was a Gellerite-Spencerite terrorist, of course.

142 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:36:02pm

"Wait a minute, they had no problem having similar to a trans-vaginal procedure when they engaged in the act that resulted in their pregnancy."

Yes, but that was natural, consensual sexual inter-course (rape/molestation excluded). This procedure is an Unnatural invasion done against the Woman's/Child's will at the demand of the (State) Government. Tell me Dana, would you undergo this procedure of your own free will? Because if so, I would have to infer that you like having foreign objects inserted into you with your full consent........

And that makes you a what??

143 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:36:21pm

re: #137 Robert O.

Meanwhile, NJ Governor Chris Christie just cast his lot (or his veto pen) with the anti-gay bigotry crowd.

At the same time, Dick Cheney was lobbying in Maryland for gay marriage.

144 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:38:17pm

re: #143 Lidane

At the same time, Dick Cheney was lobbying in Maryland for gay marriage.

In return, gay angels will be permitted to rain snowflakes down on him in Hell, every Judy Garland birthday.

145 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:38:59pm

Another cunning stunt.

146 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:39:25pm

re: #145 Kragar

You bad.

147 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:39:26pm

re: #132 ★★★★★

I'm just curious, coz I use it often, and I didn't see this option. Can you tell more?

Options | Meetings | Participant interaction | Presentation Mode

148 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:42:09pm

re: #146 ★★★★★

You bad.

No, her over the top completely horrific approach to dealing with this topic is quite cunning. Look at all the reaction its getting.

149 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:44:25pm

re: #148 Kragar

Her approach:
1. "Lies!"
2. "SQUIRREL!"
3. Silence.

150 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:45:33pm

How come we don't use TeamViewer to hold a lizard conference?

151 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:45:47pm

re: #149 jaunte

Her approach:
1. "Lies!"
2. "MOOSE AND SQUIRREL!"
3. Silence.

FTFY

152 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:46:16pm

re: #149 jaunte

Her approach:
1. "Lies!"
2. "SQUIRREL!"
3. Silence.

4. ???
5. PROFIT!

153 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:47:19pm

re: #149 jaunte

Her approach:
1. "Lies!"
2. "MOOSE & SQUIRREL!"
3. CRICKETS.

H/T Sergey.

154 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:47:46pm

And by the way, the disease has spread here to Idaho.

Bill Would Drop Birth Control Coverage Mandate

As well as.

Senate Dumps Surprise Amendment for Gay Rights Protections

Fucking Neatherdals

But as Gommer Pyle said.

155 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:48:30pm

re: #153 SH1T My Conscience Says

FTFY:

Her approach:
1. "Lies! ALL LIES!"
2. "MOOSE & SQUIRREL!"
3. CRICKETS.

156 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:51:25pm

So to the GOP, one time to consent to a even somewhat similar action implies life time consent.

So if a GOP politician once played tackle football, that means he's consented to being flying tackled for the rest of his life.

157 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:53:15pm

re: #156 Kragar

So to the GOP, one time to consent to a even somewhat similar action implies life time consent.

So if a GOP politician once played tackle football, that means he's consented to being flying tackled for the rest of his life.

And to being hit by a bus.

158 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:54:02pm

re: #123 Obdicut

Totally OT: Anyone have preferred conferencing software that'd allow multiple other users to watch as I did stuff on my computer? Freeware is best, of course.

Artists use ustream/livestream/other such thingies to stream their desktop

there's also a thing called join.me which is pretty handy

159 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:54:41pm

re: #156 Kragar

So to the GOP, one time to consent to a even somewhat similar action implies life time consent.

So if a GOP politician once played tackle football, that means he's consented to being flying tackled for the rest of his life.

And that's why I will not be getting a prostate exam.

160 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:55:22pm

Not only do some on the right lack the ability to understand argument by analogy, frequently missing the 'essence' of the analogy, they lack the ability to make an effective analogy.

161 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:55:42pm

Top GOP Senator Says ‘If Romney Loses Michigan, We Need a New Candidate’

A prominent Republican senator just told me that if Romney can’t win in Michigan, the Republican Party needs to go back to the drawing board and convince somebody new to get into the race.

“If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate,” said the senator, who has not endorsed anyone and requested anonymity.

The senator believes Romney will ultimately win in Michigan but says he will publicly call for the party to find a new candidate if he does not.

162 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:56:26pm
Wait a minute, they had no problem having similar to a trans-vaginal procedure when they engaged in the act that resulted in their pregnancy.

This is the sound you get when you inject stupidity in to an empathy void at high pressure.

163 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:57:08pm

re: #158 windupbird is in the gravity well

Artists use ustream/livestream/other such thingies to stream their desktop

there's also a thing called join.me which is pretty handy

'join.me' sounds like you have a take-apart body that needs reassembly.

164 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:57:14pm

re: #162 Jimmah

This is the sound you get when you inject stupidity in to an empathy void at high pressure.

Yes, sounds frothy.

165 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:57:22pm

re: #161 Lidane

Top GOP Senator Says ‘If Romney Loses Michigan, We Need a New Candidate’

[Video]

A "prominent" GOP Senator, huh? Well, it's good we know who he is, so we can hold him to his word if Romney loses Michigan.

//

166 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:59:04pm

re: #164 ★★★★★

Yes, sounds frothy.

All santorumie.

167 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:00:32pm

re: #165 Targetpractice

A "prominent" GOP Senator, huh? Well, it's good we know who he is, so we can hold him to his word if Romney loses Michigan.

//

Haha. My thought exactly. Still, it would be hilarious if someone came out after a Romney loss in Michigan and called for someone else to enter the race. There's really no other options at this point short of a brokered convention if they want to avoid any of the dipshits currently in the running.

168 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:02:02pm

Whoa.
-Keanu Reeves

169 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:03:04pm

re: #167 Lidane

Haha. My thought exactly. Still, it would be hilarious if someone came out after a Romney loss in Michigan and called for someone else to enter the race. There's really no other options at this point short of a brokered convention if they want to avoid any of the dipshits currently in the running.

Bring Michele Bachmann back.

170 docproto48  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:05:00pm

re: #7 Leo3

The comparisons to rape are invalid because it's so similar to rape?

CNN, shed this embarrassment...

So now we know what her sex life is like

171 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:05:11pm

re: #168 Long Nics are Looonnng

Whoa.
-Keanu Reeves

That is so cool.

Nature just blows me away.

172 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:05:33pm

@steveweinstein: Who invented vajihad? #genius

173 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:06:16pm

Ms. Loesch. You are one sick, slimy excuse for a human being.

174 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:06:19pm

Suggesting that Charles a paedophile just because he has criticised their statements? That's some seriously fucked up sociopathic shit there.

175 docproto48  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:08:06pm

re: #174 Jimmah

Suggesting that Charles a paedophile just because he has criticised their statements? That's some seriously fucked up sociopathic shit there.

Naw, shes just trying to swiftboat charles!

176 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:08:22pm

re: #174 Jimmah

Suggesting that Charles a paedophile just because he has criticised their statements? That's some seriously fucked up sociopathic shit there.

I hope CNN sees that, it must break their standards of conduct.

177 Kronocide  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:08:45pm

Seriously, there seems to be a competition to out crazy each other. It must be driven to garner attention, the more outlandish things the more (supposedly) positive feedback validating the crazy behavior.

Much like radio station shock jocks pulling stunts. Except this arena is about politics, about really important stuff.

This is the only thing that makes sense. Loesch, Breitbart, and many of them seem intelligent, but also seem emotionally stunted and ideologically corrupt.

178 docproto48  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:09:11pm

re: #176 SH1T My Conscience Says

I hope CNN sees that, it must break their standards of conduct.

I would hope so

179 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:09:57pm

re: #176 SH1T My Conscience Says

I hope CNN sees that, it must break their standards of conduct.

I'll say this one more time...

Erikson. Goats.

180 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:10:38pm

re: #176 SH1T My Conscience Says

I hope CNN sees that, it must break their standards of conduct.

Well I tweeted them the thread. Maybe some unpaid intern will see it. Maybe.

181 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:10:54pm

re: #27 McSpiff

Lie. Lie about having performed it.

As I just said elsewhere, I think Virginia is going to have a shortage of doctors soon.

182 Killgore Trout  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:11:31pm

re: #174 Jimmah

The stalkers noticed the video you made about me. Thanks for the attention.

183 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:11:36pm

P.J. Nicolatore @NicoleGennette
Jewish and Israeli Blog Network pick up latest Loesch story... [Link: www.israelforum.com...]

184 wrenchwench  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:11:45pm

re: #175 docproto48

Naw, shes just trying to swiftboat charles!

He's being Sherroded.

185 FreedomMoon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:11:48pm

What's the sandwich board is a computer reference? And what the hell is a sandwich board? Someone fill me in?

186 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:12:20pm

re: #179 They're pants, essentially...

I'll say this one more time...

Erikson. Goats.

I. Don't. Want. To.

187 Interesting Times  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:12:26pm

re: #174 Jimmah

Suggesting that Charles a paedophile just because he has criticised their statements? That's some seriously fucked up sociopathic shit there.

I NEVER said that!!1! YOU LIE!!!1!!!

*produces tape and transcript*

Um, er, uh...you're a child molester!!!1!

188 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:13:38pm

re: #185 FreedomMoon

What's the sandwich board is a computer reference? And what the hell is a sandwich board? Someone fill me in?

Its called their powers of observation, deduction and rational thought are severely limited.

But we already knew that.

189 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:14:55pm

You can publicly call a Supreme Court Justice a goat-fucking child molester and still get a job on CNN. These aren't the standards you're looking for...

190 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:16:41pm

Night Lizards.

May the Deity of YOUR CHOICE smile down upon you.

191 kirkspencer  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:16:47pm

But if a host of a show NPR has contracted with dares to work with unapproved people, she can have the contract cancelled. And hosts that dare say anything objectionable can be fired by NPR.

192 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:17:00pm

re: #179 They're pants, essentially...

I'll say this one more time...

Erikson. Goats.

There's a diff tho. Goats were pre-CNN. Weak sauce, I know, but...

193 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:17:47pm

I'll take Tilting At Wildmills for $2,000 Alex:

Ex-Rep. Virgil Goode Makes It Official: He's Running For President With Third Party

Former Rep. Virgile Goode (R-VA) has confirmed to the Richmond Times Dispatch that he is running for president, as a candidate for the Christian right-wing Constitution Party.

Goode was first elected to Congress in 1996, as a very conservative Southern Democrat. He switched his status in 2000 to that of an independent caucusing with the Republicans, and became a Republican outright in 2002.

In late 2006, he garnered some infamy for his heated denunciations of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who had just become the first Muslim elected to Congress, and Ellison's intention of taking a ceremonial oath of office on the Quran. Goode declared that "if American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran."

He then narrowly lost his seat in the 2008 Democratic wave, and in 2010 he went on join the Constitution Party.

194 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:17:59pm

re: #182 Killgore Trout

The stalkers noticed the video you made about me. Thanks for the attention.

Damn. I meant to take that down a while ago - it was really only intended as a one off slam. I've just deleted it.

195 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:18:24pm

re: #189 They're pants, essentially...

You can publicly call a Supreme Court Justice a goat-fucking child molester and still get a job on CNN. These aren't the standards you're looking for...

Bah!

196 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:19:31pm

re: #192 ★★★★★

There's a diff tho. Goats were pre-CNN. Weak sauce, I know, but...

Uh huh. And it was about a SC Justice. They're really not going to care about what's said in regards to Charles. You know this to be true.

197 Killgore Trout  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:19:32pm

re: #194 Jimmah

Damn. I meant to take that down a while ago - it was really only intended as a one off slam. I've just deleted it.

Leave it up or take it down. It doesn't make any difference to me.

198 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:21:20pm

re: #197 Killgore Trout

Leave it up or take it down. It doesn't make any difference to me.

In that case, I have this longer version.../

199 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:22:59pm

re: #197 Killgore Trout

Leave it up or take it down. It doesn't make any difference to me.

Your previous words belie this.

200 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:23:37pm

re: #183 jaunte

P.J. Nicolatore @NicoleGennette
Jewish and Israeli Blog Network pick up latest Loesch story... [Link: www.israelforum.com...]

No, it's just an aggregator. It automatically picks everything.

201 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:24:58pm

I'm off Monday for the first time ever. President's Day? I don't work for a bank.

YIPEE

202 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:25:33pm

re: #198 Jimmah

In that case, I have this longer version.../

My wife wishes I did too.

203 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:26:09pm

re: #201 2012. Birth Control is NOT a political issue.

I'm off Monday for the first time ever. President's Day? I don't work for a bank.

YIPEE

Monday is a holiday in the States?

204 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:31:02pm

re: #172 2012. Birth Control is NOT a political issue.

@steveweinstein: Who invented vajihad? #genius

hahaha yow

205 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:31:08pm

re: #203 SH1T My Conscience Says

Monday is a holiday in the States?

Yup.

206 wrenchwench  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:32:13pm

I don't want to Page this without confirmation from another source, but this could be a career ender.

Paul Babeu's Mexican Ex-Lover Says Sheriff's Attorney Threatened Him With Deportation

207 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:32:14pm

re: #179 They're pants, essentially...

I'll say this one more time...

Erikson. Goats.

Experts on man-on-goat love and corpse-urinating, next on CNN!

208 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:35:25pm

There's more fun in The Sun:

Ten current and former senior staff at the paper have been arrested since November in connection with alleged corrupt payments to public officials.

Mr Murdoch lifted all staff suspensions pending police inquiries, a move Labour MP Chris Bryant called "cynical".

So let's have a new Sunday paper from the same people who brought us the closed-due-to-rampant-criminality "News of The World" and have it staffed by Sun journalists who are currently under police investigation. Sounds like a great idea...

209 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:38:26pm

re: #203 SH1T My Conscience Says

Monday is a holiday in the States?

Yep, banks closed.

210 garzooma  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:38:31pm

re: #185 FreedomMoon

What's the sandwich board is a computer reference? And what the hell is a sandwich board? Someone fill me in?

I wondered about this, too. I believe it's a reference to this.

211 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:41:06pm

re: #184 wrenchwench

He's being Sherroded.

Better than being Boudreau'ed.

[Link: wonkette.com...]

212 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:42:08pm

I wonder if that tweet is actionable.

213 wrenchwench  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:42:54pm

re: #211 Decatur Deb

Better than being Boudreau'ed.

[Link: wonkette.com...]

Yes indeed.

See y'all tomorrow.

214 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:44:10pm

re: #212 ★★★★★

I wonder if that tweet is actionable.

It's the internet, of course not


"And now the rules, there are no rules"

215 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:44:23pm

re: #212 ★★★★★

I wonder if that tweet is actionable.

In the US, highly unlikely. There isn't a direct assertion, anyway.

216 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:44:59pm

re: #210 garzooma

I wondered about this, too. I believe it's a reference to this.

Yes, it's one of those right wing smears that they all repeat endlessly, without any regard for whether it's true or not.

There's a whole list of these smears that wingnuts parrot every time the subject of li'l ol' irrelevant me comes up.

217 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:45:10pm

re: #209 2012. Birth Control is NOT a political issue.

Yep, banks closed.

It's a holiday up here too, but not a national one.

218 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:45:57pm

re: #214 windupbird is in the gravity well

It's the internet, of course not

"And now the rules, there are no rules"

It seems not, but not because it's the internet.

219 Killgore Trout  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:46:39pm

re: #199 SH1T My Conscience Says

Your previous words belie this.

I just wanted to make an acknowledgement of it. Nothing more.

220 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:47:02pm

re: #209 2012. Birth Control is NOT a political issue.

Yep, banks closed.

Some will be open. The Wells Fargo down the street from me has a sign assuring me of that.

221 Achilles Tang  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:47:52pm

re: #203 SH1T My Conscience Says

Monday is a holiday in the States?

Not for the Tea Party this time around. It's a matter of conscience./

222 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:48:09pm

re: #219 Killgore Trout

I just wanted to make an acknowledgement of it. Nothing more.

Okey Dokey

223 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:48:19pm

re: #210 garzooma

I don't know if WW is here, but I like how she welcomes new voices. So I'm jumping in.

Hi!

224 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:48:38pm

I just spammed myself.

225 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:49:01pm

Oh hai WW!

226 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:50:13pm

re: #198 Jimmah

In that case, I have this longer version.../

I love how the dead lice present it as a result of their impressive detective work. Nevermind that it was posted openly and not once. No shit, morlocks.

227 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:51:32pm

re: #226 ★★★★★

I love how the dead lice present it as a result of their impressive detective work. Nevermind that it was posted openly and not once. No shit, morlocks.

I demand an apology for Morlocks everywhere.

228 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:52:25pm

I just had somebody poke their head into my teamviewer.

229 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:53:02pm

re: #227 They're pants, essentially...

I demand an apology for Morlocks everywhere.

I will apologize personally to each Morlock.

230 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:53:10pm

re: #226 ★★★★★

I love how the dead lice present it as a result of their impressive detective work. Nevermind that it was posted openly and not once. No shit, morlocks.

The same group that considers googling a term and reading wikipedia means they've conducted extensive research.

231 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:53:25pm

Obdicut, did you find something that works for your presentation?

232 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:54:05pm

re: #228 SH1T My Conscience Says

I just had somebody poke their head into my teamviewer.

I'm guessing this is code for something.

233 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:54:53pm

re: #231 SH1T My Conscience Says

Yeah, teamviewer should do fine, thanks.

234 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:54:59pm

re: #231 SH1T My Conscience Says

I think skype might be less intrusive and more popular to go with it. After all, these people will have to install software, and this needs to be taken into account. Skype may just be easier and safer for them.

235 Obdicut  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:55:32pm

re: #234 ★★★★★

Teamviewer doesn't require an install on their end, from what I'm seeing.

236 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:55:59pm

re: #235 Obdicut

Good if so.

237 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:56:02pm

re: #232 They're pants, essentially...

I'm guessing this is code for something.

You know it...

238 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:56:08pm

Austin Birth Control Rally Draws Supporters, Opponents

An opponent gives her reason for opposing Planned Parenthood:
"They... promote getting pregnant so they can have the abortion."

239 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:56:34pm

Here's the email they get.

Hello,

Please join the meeting, by clicking on this link:
[Link: go.teamviewer.com...]

Meeting ID: m19-112-227
Password:


Regards,

www.teamviewer.com - Easy online meeting & screen sharing

240 God of Binders with Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:59:25pm

re: #238 jaunte

An opponent gives her reason for opposing Planned Parenthood:
"They... promote getting pregnant so they can have the abortion."

Oh, for fuck's sake, what is wrong with the people in my state?

241 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 5:59:57pm

re: #238 jaunte

Austin Birth Control Rally Draws Supporters, Opponents

Which is why they help supply contraception!

Wait a sec...

242 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:00:34pm

re: #240 Kid A

Oh, for fuck's sake, what is wrong with the people in my state?

Tribalism is kool.

243 God of Binders with Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:01:21pm

re: #221 Red Sea Desjardini Tang

Not for the Tea Party this time around. It's a matter of conscience./

President's Day is a konspeerasee to help get Obama reelected, ya know??!!

244 The Ghost of a Flea  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:04:21pm

Two things:

One, I'm disgusted by this whole matter. On my Facebook I can see physician friends reacting negatively, and the pushback they're getting from people who, in more delicate words, are saying the same thing as Loesch: that since abortion is an "elective" process that it's A-OK to stack on a procedure for purely punitive purposes. It's been a while since I've used the word "revanchist" to describe right-wing politics, but it remains apt.

Two: Is the intravaginal ultrasound procedure 100% safe? No chance of anything going wrong? Because to my mind there's no such thing as a totally safe procedure, and it's going to be a legal nightmare for the state if something occurs in the course of a "mandated" ultrasound. Not that the people pushing through this bill will think or care about the implications of this...either to the individual subjected or to the larger system that will have to deal with it when something goes (inevitably) wrong.

245 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:08:58pm

re: #244 The Ghost of a Flea

Two things:

One, I'm disgusted by this whole matter. On my Facebook I can see physician friends reacting negatively, and the pushback they're getting from people who, in more delicate words, are saying the same thing as Loesch: that since abortion is an "elective" process that it's A-OK to stack on a procedure for purely punitive purposes. It's been a while since I've used the word "revanchist" to describe right-wing politics, but it remains apt.

Two: Is the intravaginal ultrasound procedure 100% safe? No chance of anything going wrong? Because to my mind there's no such thing as a totally safe procedure, and it's going to be a legal nightmare for the state if something occurs in the course of a "mandated" ultrasound. Not that the people pushing through this bill will think or care about the implications of this...either to the individual subjected or to the larger system that will have to deal with it when something goes (inevitably) wrong.

Before any Viagra prescription can be filled, a scraping of urethra tissue should be taken for testing.

246 Interesting Times  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:10:04pm
247 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:10:29pm

re: #245 Kragar

Before any Viagra prescription can be filled, a scraping of urethra tissue should be taken for testing.

Every male reading LGF just clenched.

248 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:11:22pm

Evening Lizardim. So did she try to flush her commentary down the memory hole, or is this just her idea of a spin job?

249 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:11:43pm

re: #226 ★★★★★

I love how the dead lice present it as a result of their impressive detective work. Nevermind that it was posted openly and not once. No shit, morlocks.

I just had a look over there. They've posted basically the same old fantasy with some extra extra stupid additions - including something about my having spreadsheets of people's comments and records of their up and down dings. (Along the lines of what the stalker blog obsessively does with their precious little graphs and tables of LGF micro-data I guess?) All this of course from Bagua's 'respectable-lizard-of-long-standing-who-can-never-be-named-because-quite-frankly-they-don't-exist'.

250 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:11:58pm

re: #247 They're pants, essentially...

Every male reading LGF just clenched.

Going against God's will should have repercussions. God made their dicks stop working. Who are they to question his plan?

251 Petero1818  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:12:16pm

re: #244 The Ghost of a Flea

Two things:

One, I'm disgusted by this whole matter. On my Facebook I can see physician friends reacting negatively, and the pushback they're getting from people who, in more delicate words, are saying the same thing as Loesch: that since abortion is an "elective" process that it's A-OK to stack on a procedure for purely punitive purposes. It's been a while since I've used the word "revanchist" to describe right-wing politics, but it remains apt.

Two: Is the intravaginal ultrasound procedure 100% safe? No chance of anything going wrong? Because to my mind there's no such thing as a totally safe procedure, and it's going to be a legal nightmare for the state if something occurs in the course of a "mandated" ultrasound. Not that the people pushing through this bill will think or care about the implications of this...either to the individual subjected or to the larger system that will have to deal with it when something goes (inevitably) wrong.

Fair enough, we should propose legislation that requires people who want to attend church to have to be anally probed by atheists on the way in. Going to church is legal, but since it is elective there is no reason why we can't stack on something punitive, or pleasurable depending on your particular persuasion (my guess is most churchgoers would consider it punitive.)

252 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:14:35pm

re: #247 They're pants, essentially...

Every male reading LGF just clenched.

"I just felt a pain in my crotch and I don't know why!"

//

253 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:15:08pm

re: #251 Petero1818

Fair enough, we should propose legislation that requires people who want to attend church to have to be anally probed by atheists on the way in. Going to church is legal, but since it is elective there is no reason why we can't stack on something punitive, or pleasurable depending on your particular persuasion (my guess is most churchgoers would consider it punitive.)

Well, Ted Haggard might find it punitive now...

254 What, me worry?  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:15:21pm

re: #244 The Ghost of a Flea

Two things:

One, I'm disgusted by this whole matter. On my Facebook I can see physician friends reacting negatively, and the pushback they're getting from people who, in more delicate words, are saying the same thing as Loesch: that since abortion is an "elective" process that it's A-OK to stack on a procedure for purely punitive purposes. It's been a while since I've used the word "revanchist" to describe right-wing politics, but it remains apt.

Two: Is the intravaginal ultrasound procedure 100% safe? No chance of anything going wrong? Because to my mind there's no such thing as a totally safe procedure, and it's going to be a legal nightmare for the state if something occurs in the course of a "mandated" ultrasound. Not that the people pushing through this bill will think or care about the implications of this...either to the individual subjected or to the larger system that will have to deal with it when something goes (inevitably) wrong.

As to the ultrasound procedure, it's used for other things than pregnancy. Any trouble in the pelvic area, even kidneys, you get a better picture with the transducer.

For what it's worth, I've had the pleasure of the experience. Not to get terribly graphic, but the transducer itself is about the size of speculum, actually a little smaller, but maybe a bit bigger than a tampon. Anyway, speculum doesn't hurt, per se. It's not terribly comfy, but it isn't painful.

255 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:15:47pm

re: #250 Kragar

Going against God's will should have repercussions. God made their dicks stop working. Who are they to question his plan?

God's gift - the gift of flaccidity - must not be spurned.

256 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:16:13pm

re: #251 Petero1818

You'd probably get more protests from atheists than churchgoers on that.

257 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:16:37pm

re: #249 Jimmah

I just had a look over there. They've posted basically the same old fantasy with some extra extra stupid additions - including something about my having spreadsheets of people's comments and records of their up and down dings. (Along the lines of what the stalker blog obsessively does with their precious little graphs and tables of LGF micro-data I guess?) All this of course from Bagua's 'respectable-lizard-of-long-standing-who-can-never-be-named-because-quite-frankly-they-don't-exist'.

Bagua, HA TO THE FUCKING HA.

Such a liar.

258 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:16:53pm

re: #255 Jimmah

God's gift - the gift of flaccidity - must not be spurned.

Maybe it's God's way of saying you really shouldn't be a father in the next nine months.

259 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:17:37pm

P.J. Nicolatore @NicoleGennette
CNN's @DLoesch says that if the door has been opened you shouldn't mind the whole State waltzing in.

260 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:19:13pm

re: #259 jaunte

P.J. Nicolatore @NicoleGennette
CNN's @DLoesch says that if the door has been opened you shouldn't mind the whole State waltzing in.

A government so small it fits in your vagina.

261 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:19:15pm

re: #259 jaunte

P.J. Nicolatore @NicoleGennette
CNN's @DLoesch says that if the door has been opened you shouldn't mind the whole State waltzing in.

Because any woman that goes out, has sex, and later wants an abortion is automatically a world-class hussy. Right.

262 Sionainn  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:19:37pm

re: #244 The Ghost of a Flea

Two things:

One, I'm disgusted by this whole matter. On my Facebook I can see physician friends reacting negatively, and the pushback they're getting from people who, in more delicate words, are saying the same thing as Loesch: that since abortion is an "elective" process that it's A-OK to stack on a procedure for purely punitive purposes. It's been a while since I've used the word "revanchist" to describe right-wing politics, but it remains apt.

Two: Is the intravaginal ultrasound procedure 100% safe? No chance of anything going wrong? Because to my mind there's no such thing as a totally safe procedure, and it's going to be a legal nightmare for the state if something occurs in the course of a "mandated" ultrasound. Not that the people pushing through this bill will think or care about the implications of this...either to the individual subjected or to the larger system that will have to deal with it when something goes (inevitably) wrong.

I've had a whole bunch of transvaginal ultrasounds. I can't imagine that there would be anything that could go wrong. I don't think it is any more dangerous than an abdominal ultrasound.

263 bratwurst  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:19:45pm

Pat Buchanan just received a television tongue bath from Sean Hannity.

264 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:19:48pm

Again

Vajihad

265 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:20:49pm

re: #245 Kragar

Before any Viagra prescription can be filled, a scraping of urethra tissue should be taken for testing.

Thanks man. Little B_ just inverted and won't come out. Now I'll have to wait until he calms down before I can take a pee.

266 MittDoesNotCompute  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:21:01pm

re: #258 Meh.

Maybe it's God's way of saying you really shouldn't be a father in the next nine months.

Just like how a sucking chest wound is God's way of telling you it's time to go home...

/Frank Murphy, Blue Thunder

267 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:21:30pm

re: #248 thedopefishlives

Evening Lizardim. So did she try to flush her commentary down the memory hole, or is this just her idea of a spin job?

Memory hole.

268 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:21:36pm

re: #246 Interesting Times

[Video]

"Blitz Wolf" was a MGM cartoon made during World War Two. Based on the "Three Little Pigs", it had the Big Bad Wolf as Hitler, who at the end of the cartoon is literally blown to Hell.

269 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:21:50pm

re: #263 bratwurst

Pat Buchanan just received a television tongue bath from Sean Hannity.

Holy shit, can you warn us before saying something like that?

Please???

270 MittDoesNotCompute  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:22:12pm

re: #259 jaunte

P.J. Nicolatore @NicoleGennette
CNN's @DLoesch says that if the door has been opened you shouldn't mind the whole State waltzing in.

Seriously, Loathsome Loesch?

271 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:22:17pm

re: #267 SH1T My Conscience Says

Memory hole.

And so then she pulls this shithead act and accuses Charles of being a registered sex offender. I don't know how people think they can get away with this.

272 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:23:03pm

re: #270 talon_262

"That's not at ALL what I said"

273 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:23:39pm

re: #255 Jimmah

God's gift - the gift of flaccidity - must not be spurned.

If you walk around naked, you can use it to keep flies off your legs.

274 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:24:25pm

News flash to people who don't quite get it yet: THE INTERNET IS FOREVER. Once it's out there, it cannot be taken back or altered. And trying to fake people out by pretending you didn't say it and casting aspersions on your detractors is not going to make it go away.

275 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:24:38pm

re: #249 Jimmah

I just had a look over there. They've posted basically the same old fantasy with some extra extra stupid additions - including something about my having spreadsheets of people's comments and records of their up and down dings. (Along the lines of what the stalker blog obsessively does with their precious little graphs and tables of LGF micro-data I guess?) All this of course from Bagua's 'respectable-lizard-of-long-standing-who-can-never-be-named-because-quite-frankly-they-don't-exist'.

Pathetic. Of course, Bagua will use the fact that I agreed with you to talk about how I'm "co-Dependant" on you. Fail so thick you could cut it with a knife.

276 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:25:05pm

re: #274 thedopefishlives

This is why I so regularly write out a screed, look at it, and then delete it.

277 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:25:08pm

re: #271 thedopefishlives

And so then she pulls this shithead act and accuses Charles of being a registered sex offender. I don't know how people think they can get away with this.

The bubble makes everything true.

278 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:25:49pm

re: #276 Meh.

This is why I so regularly write out a screed, look at it, and then delete it.

You and me both. Ctrl+A, Delete is one of my favorite key combinations. (Ctrl+A is Select All, for those who don't know.)

279 MittDoesNotCompute  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:28:28pm

re: #271 thedopefishlives

And so then she pulls this shithead act and accuses Charles of being a registered sex offender. I don't know how people think they can get away with this.

It's the standard tactic of accusing your opponents/enemies of something so outrageous, they have to spend time and energy defending themselves that they'd otherwise be using to attack you.

It's like what LBJ was said to have done when running for Congress:

[...]legend says, he wanted to spread the rumor that his opponent was a pig-fucker. Johnson's campaign manager said, "Lyndon, you know he doesn't do that!" Johnson replied, "I know. I just want to make him deny it."

280 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:32:26pm

re: #257 2012. Birth Control is NOT a political issue.

Bagua, HA TO THE FUCKING HA.

Such a liar.

Like, pathological. Lying is that site's entire M.O. of course, so he fits right in.

281 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:38:03pm

re: #266 talon_262

Just like how a sucking chest wound is God's way of telling you it's time to go home...

/Frank Murphy, Blue Thunder

Fun movie, big favorite of mine.

282 Daniel Ballard  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:38:29pm

re: #3 Lidane

Yeah, because women don't have a problem with being raped.

I'd say what I think of Dana Loesch for this, but getting banned isn't worth it.

Lidane you and I might share the thinnest slice of agreement in a Venn diagram ordinarily. :-)
But I am 100% in agreement with you on this.

283 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:41:50pm

re: #271 thedopefishlives

And so then she pulls this shithead act and accuses Charles of being a registered sex offender. I don't know how people think they can get away with this.

Who's calling Charles that? And what drug are they high on?

284 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:43:16pm

re: #275 Dark_Falcon

Pathetic. Of course, Bagua will use the fact that I agreed with you to talk about how I'm "co-Dependant" on you. Fail so thick you could cut it with a knife.

DF, I think they hate you in particular because you can disagree with the majority here without throwing tantrums or descending into nasty personal slurs the way they all did on their way to getting banned. You and other reasonable conservatives give the lie to their bullshit about people being banned for disagreeing.

285 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:44:23pm

re: #283 Dark_Falcon

Who's calling Charles that? And what drug are they high on?

If you read the Twitter comments in the article update, Dana Loesch and Dan Riehl were going back and forth with comments like "I wouldn't be shocked if he has to live so many miles from schools as per the law."

286 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:45:06pm

re: #284 Jimmah

DF, I think they hate you in particular because you can disagree with the majority here without throwing tantrums or descending into nasty personal slurs the way they all did on their way to getting banned. You and other reasonable conservatives give the lie to their bullshit about people being banned for disagreeing.

Which is the proof that DF is actually a sock of Charles.
//

287 jaunte  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:45:43pm

@TheDailyShow
#TDSBreakingNews Billionaire Adelson to donate another $10 million to @NewtGingrich Super PAC. Romney and Adelson kids not happy.

288 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:47:43pm

re: #282 Antipasta Loving Antipartisan

So funny, during the day I'm at work, with my iphone, THAT SUCKS WITH LGF, thankyoupleasefixthisproblemcharles. And I see all your new nics, and cannot scroll over to see who it is.

YOU are antipastarian! LOL.

289 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:48:09pm

re: #263 bratwurst

Pat Buchanan just received a television tongue bath from Sean Hannity.

Most disturbing image of the day so far for me.

290 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:48:41pm

re: #245 Kragar

Before any Viagra prescription can be filled, a scraping of urethra tissue should be taken for testing.

re: #247 They're pants, essentially...

Every male reading LGF just clenched.

I certainly did.

291 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:49:39pm

re: #288 2012. Birth Control is NOT a political issue.

So funny, during the day I'm at work, with my iphone, THAT SUCKS WITH LGF, thankyoupleasefixthisproblemcharles. And I see all your new nics, and cannot scroll over to see who it is.

YOU are antipastarian! LOL.

oops lol, I'm all about food right now.

292 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:52:33pm

Rachel's doing a story on the rape of Benton Harbor, Michigan, right now. Heartbreaking stuff.

293 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:57:08pm

re: #122 SH1T My Conscience Says

She might as well aspire to be Crusty the Clown.

Crusty probably has his own brand of trans-vaginal ultrasound.

294 BongCrodny  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:57:33pm

re: #287 jaunte

@TheDailyShow
#TDSBreakingNews Billionaire Adelson to donate another $10 million to @NewtGingrich Super PAC. Romney and Adelson kids not happy.

In other news, when you roll a seven in craps the house now wins.

295 MittDoesNotCompute  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:58:19pm

re: #281 Dark_Falcon

Fun movie, big favorite of mine.

So many good players involved with it: Badham directing, Scheider, Oates, McDowell (who plays a great wild-eyed bad guy)...and the first movie I remember seeing Daniel Stern in (in a more-or-less straight role).

Plus, while the helicopter was mostly just for looks, it had that "it factor", just like the Apache does; it looked the part.

296 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 6:58:54pm

re: #21 Red Sea Desjardini Tang

This is supposed to be her.

itsy bitsy ...
Would it not be her fault if she was raped, after dressing like that?//

It may be too late. But my wife clicked the link and her Firefox told her it was an attack site.

She asked to forward the warning.

297 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:04:05pm

re: #286 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

Which is the proof that DF is actually a sock of Charles.
//

LOL It's true that these guys can't begin to figure out how anyone ever gets anything done or makes any kind of point online without the use of lots and lots of socks.

298 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:04:16pm

re: #296 Romantic Heretic

It may be too late. But my wife clicked the link and her Firefox told her it was an attack site.

She asked to forward the warning.

It wasn't a problem earlier.
It was Google that blocked it, not FF.

299 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:06:58pm

re: #295 talon_262

So many good players involved with it: Badham directing, Scheider, Oates, McDowell (who plays a great wild-eyed bad guy)...and the first movie I remember seeing Daniel Stern in (in a more-or-less straight role).

Plus, while the helicopter was mostly just for looks, it had that "it factor", just like the Apache does; it looked the part.

True. Never would have worked in real life, of course. Against actual insurgents, Blue Thunder would have been blown out of the sky by RPG-7 fire.

300 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:11:40pm

re: #298 SH1T My Conscience Says

It wasn't a problem earlier.
It was Google that blocked it, not FF.

Hotmail helped my out a little while ago, when its autoscan caught an infected PDF sent from a game store's email account. I sent the store a message letting them know of the problem.

I've got two layers of download protection with emails. The only virus ever to make it past Hotmail got caught by Norton and auto-deleted before it could perform any action.

302 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:15:35pm

Great thing about web-browsing on a tablet: vastly reduced chance of getting a virus.

303 palomino  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:15:41pm

A younger Mitt Romney would have totally opposed such a procedure. He may now call himself a "severely conservative" governor, but there wasn't much about his term as Gov that was conservative, severely or otherwise. Now he'll have to support this procedure, at least until the primaries are over.

The notion that Obama has flip flopped like Romney is demonstrably false. There's a huge difference between failing to keep all your campaign promises (see Obama and every president in US history) and doing what Romney's done--change your position in an about face on most of the major social and economic issues of the day.

Abortion. Health care. Gay rights. Immigration. Gun control. Tax cuts. Climate change. Gays in military. Support for the Reagan/Bush legacy. Obama holds essentially the same position on these issues that he did 8 years ago. Mitt, OTOH, holds pretty much the opposite position on each issue. Which is one of the reasons he can't seem to break through with Republicans who call themselves "very conservative" and/or TP members. They recognize that he's packaging himself like New Coke, as if Old Coke never existed.

There is no MBF between Romney and Obama. Nor between Romney and the other GOP candidates who have in their careers been far more consistent, at least in their support of or opposition to the major social/economic issues that shaped the political landscape of our time.

304 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:17:19pm

scissor sisters- take me out

305 What, me worry?  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:18:45pm

re: #293 Amory Blaine

Crusty probably has his own brand of trans-vaginal ultrasound.

lol Somehow I think that'll be in the Never-Seen-Before archives.

306 Aye Pod  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:19:04pm

Late here. Night folks!

307 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:20:44pm

re: #301 Jimmah

Canadian government 'muzzling its scientists' on health and environmental issues to suit it's political agenda:

"I suspect the federal government would prefer that its scientists don't discuss research that points out just how serious the climate change challenge is."

The Canadian government recently withdrew from the Kyoto protocol to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

"Money talks, Truth gets told to take a walk."

308 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:24:58pm

re: #303 palomino

There is no MBF between Romney and Obama.

That's not true! George Soros said so!

Soros: Obama, Romney 'Not Much Difference'

/freeper

309 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:26:43pm

re: #308 Lidane

Soros: Obama, Romney 'Not Much Difference'

/freeper

Which is why we need Bachmann....or Perry....maybe Cain...no, Newt...possibly Newt...it's definitely gotta be Santorum that will save us!

//

310 freetoken  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:28:44pm

re: #308 Lidane

That's not true! George Soros said so!

Soros: Obama, Romney 'Not Much Difference'

/freeper

Hehe... I wonder if this is all part of SOROS!!'s evil plan to take over the world, by getting the wingnuts to hate Tofu even more and get Santorum nominated.

311 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:29:00pm

re: #309 Targetpractice

Which is why we need Bachmann...or Perry...maybe Cain...no, Newt...possibly Newt...it's definitely gotta be Santorum that will save us!

//

I think the Pope should be President.
/

312 freetoken  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:30:07pm

From the NCSE, recent presentation on geology and creationism :

Video quality isn't very good, but the audio is fine.

313 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:31:24pm

re: #311 Kragar

I think the Pope should be President.
/

Nah, I hear there's this Mexican guy that the GOP wants to be president, name of Jesús.

//

314 EdDantes  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:33:13pm

re: #311 Kragar

I think the Pope should be President.
/

Murray Slaughter: Is the Pope Catholic?
Ted Baxter: I think so. But I don't think the last one was.

315 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:33:19pm

Rush Limbaugh rips media for Foster Friess’s ‘aspirin’ tiff

“Andrea Mitchell [is] catching her breath probably still, and the rest of the Drive-Bys [media] went nuts, too,” Limbaugh said. “Now, are you picturing Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, with an aspirin between her knees? ‘Cause I am. That’s what ticks her off. Can you imagine Andrea Mitchell sitting at her anchor desk with an aspirin between her knees, all ticked off?”

The Friess comment Limbaugh was referring to, which had quickly landed the wealthy businessman in hot water, was: “Back in my days they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.”

An awestruck Mitchell responded, “Excuse me, I’m just trying to catch my breath from that, Mr. Friess, frankly.”

Limbaugh insisted Friday that Friess’s comment was as “innocent as it could be,” especially considering the country’s current culture that is “obsessed with sex.”

316 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:35:21pm

re: #315 Kragar

Yeah, some of us really are obsessed with sex...

317 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:36:16pm

re: #315 Kragar

Rush Limbaugh rips media for Foster Friess’s ‘aspirin’ tiff

Of course it sounds "innocent" to Rush, he probably thought it was a knee-slapper. It's the kinda mentality you get when you think "sex appeal" means how much money you got in your wallet.

318 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:36:51pm

re: #315 Kragar

Rush Limbaugh rips media for Foster Friess’s ‘aspirin’ tiff

I'm trying and failing to remember who is currently pushing a whole host of sex-obsessed bills into law. Personhood bills, mandatory ultrasounds, trying to deny birth control coverage to millions... I just can't think of who's doing that.

319 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:38:58pm

He who has had four wives should not chastise others for being obsessed with sex...

320 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:41:56pm

re: #319 They're pants, essentially...

He who has had four wives should not chastise others for being obsessed with sex...

A man with as much love as Rush has for America must have more than one wife, for no one woman could endure so much love all at once.

/brain bleech

321 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:42:32pm

re: #319 They're pants, essentially...

He who has had four wives should not chastise others for being obsessed with sex...

I'm thinking most women wouldn't need an aspirin to keep their legs closed around Rush.

322 palomino  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:45:21pm

re: #308 Lidane

Soros: Obama, Romney 'Not Much Difference'

/freeper

Soros also seems to think that this will be "a more civil election than previous ones." Where the hell does he get that idea? Certainly not by listening to the GOP candidates rip each other and Obama with attacks that are already at least as bad as most of what we saw in the 2008 primaries and general.

323 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:47:58pm

re: #322 palomino

Soros also seems to think that this will be "a more civil election than previous ones." Where the hell does he get that idea? Certainly not by listening to the GOP candidates rip each other and Obama with attacks that are already at least as bad as most of what we saw in the 2008 primaries and general.

I think it's a sort of reverse psychology. He starts talking about this election being civil, and the mouth breathers that hate him freak out and think that he's trying to muzzle them or something, so they turn the crazy up to 11.

324 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:49:08pm

re: #323 Lidane

I think it's a sort of reverse psychology. He starts talking about this election being civil, and the mouth breathers that hate him freak out and think that he's trying to muzzle them or something, so they turn the crazy up to 11.

So he's doing an H.L. Menken, going in for some "boob baiting"?

325 freetoken  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:51:05pm

How could a day go by and there not be a creationist letter to the editor somewhere in America?

Well, there probably couldn't be such a day...

Letter to the Editor 2/17

Columnist lumped too many groups together

Editor:

Whether or not PZ Myers and Daniel Dennett were themselves guilty of this in their talks, the opinion piece by Leah Baird conflated generic creationism, so-called scientific creationism, the intelligent design movement, generic design and the Bible. Such a strategy makes it easy to present a straw man argument (i.e. just debunk one group's arguments and imply that it applies to all these groups).

Many advocates of these positions strongly object to being lumped with another group whose particular claims they reject.

Proving the scientific theory of evolution would not disprove design. Any attempt to disprove design is doomed to fail since one's failure to discern design does not mean that it does not exist.

Gordon Brown
Pullman resident

Also, your failure to discern the pink elephant that is right now knocking on your door does not mean that it does not exist.

326 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:56:05pm

re: #325 freetoken

How could a day go by and there not be a creationist letter to the editor somewhere in America?

Well, there probably couldn't be such a day...

Letter to the Editor 2/17

Also, your failure to discern the pink elephant that is right now knocking on your door does not mean that it does not exist.

I pray to Crom daily that Jesus go ahead and Rapture these idiots so the rest of us can get along with reality.

327 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:56:15pm

re: #324 Dark_Falcon

So he's doing an H.L. Menken, going in for some "boob baiting"?

Oh, I don't think he's doing it deliberately. I doubt a guy like him sits around plotting how to freak out the GOP base. But that's been the reaction so far. If you read his quoted comments in that Newsmax article, he's saying that neither Obama nor Romney would be extremists in power but that Gingrich and Santorum would be.

If you read FR's reaction to that same article they swear that it's proof that Romney and Obama are twins and therefore they must support Newt or Santorum or anyone else.

328 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:58:49pm

re: #327 Lidane

Oh, I don't think he's doing it deliberately. I doubt a guy like him sits around plotting how to freak out the GOP base. But that's been the reaction so far. If you read his quoted comments in that Newsmax article, he's saying that neither Obama nor Romney would be extremists in power but that Gingrich and Santorum would be.

If you read FR's reaction to that same article they swear that it's proof that Romney and Obama are twins and therefore they must support Newt or Santorum or anyone else.

America's winner-takes-all system will pretty much always guarantee a more moderate president.

329 palomino  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 7:59:48pm

All democracies needs at least two responsible sane parties in order to function effectively. But the GOP seems to fit this description less and less each day.

The most "radical" thing done by the Dems was Obamacare, a watered down version of the health care systems that have existed for decades in nearly the entire Western world (from Canada to Australia to most of Europe and Japan, which has the longest life expectancy in the world and has had universal coverage for 50 years.)

On the other hand, the GOP comes out with one proposal after the next that exist virtually nowhere else in the West, and actually would move us backward to a more primitive time in America. See Sen. Blunt's proposed rule on contraception coverage, which would allow ALL employers to refuse coverage of ANY procedure they found morally objectionable. Talk about getting between you and your Doctor! Then of course there's the subject of this thread, which is a procedure "just like sex" except that there's no physical attraction between two people, no consensuality, no penis involved and is mandated by the state.

I don't see how the GOP plans to appeal to a broad cross section of Americans. Their strength is with religious white married conservatives (still a huge group, though shrinking). They seem to want to alienate everyone else.

330 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:02:58pm

re: #325 freetoken

How could a day go by and there not be a creationist letter to the editor somewhere in America?

Well, there probably couldn't be such a day...

Letter to the Editor 2/17

Also, your failure to discern the pink elephant that is right now knocking on your door does not mean that it does not exist.

Pink Elephant? I though that was an Invisible Pink Unicorn?

/

331 What, me worry?  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:07:24pm

Making friends and influencing people on The Twitter on a Friday night. #Jaunte LOL

332 Interesting Times  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:09:41pm

re: #325 freetoken

How could a day go by and there not be a creationist letter to the editor somewhere in America?

Speaking of creationists, here's something to make Teh Stupid™ go away, if only for a moment :) (h/t darthstar)

333 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:12:18pm
334 Big Joe  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:15:32pm

re: #329 palomino

I would love to see the law of unintended consequences bite them in the ass on this when Sharia Compliant Insurance gets forced on them by an employer.

335 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:17:55pm

Anti gay conservative talk show host investigated for hit and run after visiting gay bar:

Former Houston city councilman and conservative radio talk show host Michael Berry is being accused of crashing his vehicle into another car and leaving the scene outside a Montrose bar last month.

...

The alleged hit-and-run occurred around 11 p.m. Jan. 31 in the 2400 block of Converse near Hyde Park outside TC's Show Bar, a well-known gay bar that hosts popular drag shows. Tuderia Bennett, a bouncer at TC's, said he was on the front patio that night and saw a black Chevrolet Tahoe traveling south on Converse.

When the Tahoe came to the intersection at Hyde Park, the vehicle suddenly went into reverse, driving backward approximately 70 feet before crashing into Bennett's Volkswagen Passat, which was parallel parked across the street from TC's, according to the crash report.

...

TC's bar manager, Rod Gonzales, said he was with Bennett the second time the driver of the Tahoe circled back around to the scene of the crash. While he didn't see the crash, Gonzales recognized Berry as a customer at the bar that night as well as from others.

The bar's owner, Tim Pugh, said he gave police a copy of the surveillance footage inside TC's that clearly shows Berry inside the establishment.

336 Interesting Times  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:20:30pm

re: #335 goddamnedfrank

GMTA ;)

337 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:22:16pm

Nice read tonight peeps. Thanks. And good night now!

338 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:23:26pm

re: #335 goddamnedfrank

Anti gay conservative talk show host investigated for hit and run after visiting gay bar:

Hit and hit drivers are dirtbag cowards.

339 palomino  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:31:01pm

re: #333 Kragar

In Maryland, House Passes Bill to Let Gays Wed

Great news, since MD state Senate is expected to pass it as well, and Gov will sign for sure. At that point almost 50 million Americans will live in states with SSM. And another 80 million approximately live in states with civil unions. That's nearly half the US population living in states that recognize same sex relationships. Ten years ago there was none of this; now it's nearly half the country. The right has already lost this battle, they just don't want to accept the inexorable movement of history.

340 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:35:23pm

re: #339 palomino

Great news, since MD state Senate is expected to pass it as well, and Gov will sign for sure. At that point almost 50 million Americans will live in states with SSM. And another 80 million approximately live in states with civil unions. That's nearly half the US population living in states that recognize same sex relationships. Ten years ago there was none of this; now it's nearly half the country. The right has already lost this battle, they just don't want to accept the inexorable movement of history.

They're still fighting it in MD, promising to put it on the ballet for November. No doubt they think it will work in their favor, as it will draw all the bigots out of the woodworks to vote it down, while likely voting straight Republican tickets at the same time.

341 freetoken  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:41:16pm

BTW, the whole "did a literal Adam and Eve exist" question is glowing its embers once again in the religious blogging crowd, these past few weeks.

It's only among a small group, but one that is sort of influential as it includes circles of people which include those who teach in seminaries and bible schools.

The mullahs (e.g. Al Mohler) are horrified at the thought, but there is a neo-evangelical movement to try and syncretize a modern world view of the physical world (that's you, me, the Earth, the universe, etc.) with a traditional Evangelical Christian worldview.

Now, in reality that's already been done a thousand times (e.g., most of the old main-line Christian churches, but apparently they don't count because they are "liberal"), but this new movement is struggling to surface in the good ol' American hyper-religious communities.

Time will tell if it will affect that larger share of American culture (and it is a non-trivial share of American society) that is hyper-religious. I suspect the Mullahs will succeed in isolating such movement and with enough exorcism/annulments get rid of the offenders.

342 Interesting Times  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:44:46pm

re: #339 palomino

Ten years ago there was none of this; now it's nearly half the country. The right has already lost this battle, they just don't want to accept the inexorable movement of history.

On a related note:

343 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:47:00pm
344 labman57  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:52:24pm

Dana is right. The procedure is indeed no more intrusive than having intercourse … with a rapist!

345 darthstar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:02:50pm

Holy shit, Charles...you could sue CNN for Dana's tweets if you were the vindictive sort...

I'm sure her public display of sophomoric insults will do wonders for her contract negotiations.

346 Kronocide  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:03:57pm

re: #345 darthstar

I'm sure her public display of sophomoric freshman insults will do wonders for her contract negotiations.

Minor quibble

347 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:05:15pm
348 palomino  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:07:25pm

re: #339 palomino

Great news, since MD state Senate is expected to pass it as well, and Gov will sign for sure. At that point almost 50 million Americans will live in states with SSM. And another 80 million approximately live in states with civil unions. That's nearly half the US population living in states that recognize same sex relationships. Ten years ago there was none of this; now it's nearly half the country. The right has already lost this battle, they just don't want to accept the inexorable movement of history.

Conventional wisdom is that such a strategy worked in 2004, and helped Bush win, since Ohio was to 2004 what FL was to 2000, the single state that could have tipped the election.

But I'm not so sure the tactic will work as well this time. First, MD is more of a blue state than OH. And second, attitudes have changed quite a bit over the last 8 years. Moreover, lots of oldsters who abhor SSM die each day...and they're replaced by younger voters who have no problem with gays marrying. It's all just a matter of time for most of the nation. The deep South may be an exception, as is often the case when it comes to social progress.

349 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:07:29pm

re: #345 darthstar

Holy shit, Charles...you could sue CNN for Dana's tweets if you were the vindictive sort...

I'm sure her public display of sophomoric insults will do wonders for her contract negotiations.

CNN might welcome her getting into a spat, since they could use Charles' replies to frame a Blitzer or Cooper episode with Loesch as a guest as "Dana Loesch under fire from vindictive blogger! She'll be here to respond to lawsuit threats!". Conflict makes for "good TV", though it would reduce a "news commentary" segment to the level of a 'reality' show. But that's never bothered any of the newsnets before, not their newspaper ancestors.

350 Kronocide  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:08:07pm

Q: What did one Grateful Dead fan say to the other when they ran out of drugs?

A: "Holy shit, this music SUCKS!"

351 palomino  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:09:03pm

re: #342 Interesting Times

On a related note:

The only thing loudmouth Christie thinks gay marriage will harm is his ambition to be the GOP nominee some day. What a profile in courage./

352 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:17:33pm

re: #348 palomino

Conventional wisdom is that such a strategy worked in 2004, and helped Bush win, since Ohio was to 2004 what FL was to 2000, the single state that could have tipped the election.

But I'm not so sure the tactic will work as well this time. First, MD is more of a blue state than OH. And second, attitudes have changed quite a bit over the last 8 years. Moreover, lots of oldsters who abhor SSM die each day...and they're replaced by younger voters who have no problem with gays marrying. It's all just a matter of time for most of the nation. The deep South may be an exception, as is often the case when it comes to social progress.

The big elephant in the room about 2004 Ohio remains the maker of the electronic voting machines - the ones with no paper trail? And a CEO who stated publicly that he would do "Anything" to ensure Bush's re-election? We will never know for sure just how much impact Diebold Election Systems had on the 2004 election.

Maryland in 2012 is going to be different. Inherently. And that is where the fun begins :)

353 Daniel Ballard  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:21:40pm

re: #284 Jimmah

DF, I think they hate you in particular because you can disagree with the majority here without throwing tantrums or descending into nasty personal slurs the way they all did on their way to getting banned. You and other reasonable conservatives give the lie to their bullshit about people being banned for disagreeing.

+1!

354 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:21:53pm

I took a walk. Cooled off. Made myself pretty damn awesome hamburger. I got skills.

Then there's this...

That’s not at ALL what I said you disgusting, creepy old sandwich-board-is-a-computer pervert. @Lizardoid @andrewbreitbart
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 17, 2012

@DanRiehl I wouldn’t be shocked if he has to live so many miles from schools as per the law.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 17, 2012

@DanRiehl ‘Step inside my van for some candy!’
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 18, 2012

Not only does that make you a disgusting excuse for a human, Dana, I also suspect that people like you who level such heinous, unfounded accusations against others likely guilty having done such horrible things themselves. Or at least have felt the desire to do such things.

In other words, Dana, I suspect you're engaging in projection.

355 darthstar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:22:03pm

re: #350 Kronocide

Q: What did one Grateful Dead fan say to the other when they ran out of drugs?

A: "Holy shit, this music SUCKS!"

Just for that, listen to this classic version of Estimated Prophet and then try to tell that joke.
:)
peace

And here's another classic of the same song from 1978

356 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:23:52pm

re: #355 darthstar

Just for that, listen to this classic version of Estimated Prophet and then try to tell that joke.
:)
peace

[Video]

And who can forget this classic?

357 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:24:01pm

re: #339 palomino

Great news, since MD state Senate is expected to pass it as well, and Gov will sign for sure. At that point almost 50 million Americans will live in states with SSM. And another 80 million approximately live in states with civil unions. That's nearly half the US population living in states that recognize same sex relationships. Ten years ago there was none of this; now it's nearly half the country. The right has already lost this battle, they just don't want to accept the inexorable movement of history.

Careful with that bolded part. Many have been the people who felt they represented "history on the march, unstoppable" only to be checked and then indeed reversed. Communist movements the world over used to speak of the "tide of history", only to see that tide run out and leave them beached.

Disclaimer: This is not a post for or against gay marriage. My comment is solely about the language used and should not be read as any sort of criticism of palomino's overall beliefs or his/her views on same sex marriage.

358 Gretchen G.Tiger  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:26:02pm

Hey all!

Happy Friday Night!

Have a great day planned with Hubby tomorrow. My Valentines Day gift is a day in which he doesn't work and does what I want. We are getting massages and pedicures together.

What are you doing?

359 darthstar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:27:30pm

re: #354 Slumbering Behemoth

We've learned a few things:
Fact: Only asshole douche bags think joking about child molestation is funny.
Fact: Dana Loesch thinks joking about child molestation is funny
Fact: Dana Loesch works for CNN.
Inference: CNN supports treating child molestation as a joke.

360 Daniel Ballard  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:27:50pm

re: #358 ggt

Hey all!

Happy Friday Night!

Have a great day planned with Hubby tomorrow. My Valentines Day gift is a day in which he doesn't work and does what I want. We are getting massages and pedicures together.

What are you doing?

Getting over a little jealousy over your magnificent Saturday. :-)
Just had dinner out with 85 year old Dad. A fine evening indeed.

361 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:29:08pm

re: #357 Dark_Falcon

Careful with that bolded part. Many have been the people who felt they represented "history on the march, unstoppable" only to be checked and then indeed reversed. Communist movements the world over used to speak of the "tide of history", only to see that tide run out and leave them beached.

Disclaimer: This is not a post for or against gay marriage. My comment is solely about the language used and should not be read as any sort of criticism of palomino's overall beliefs or his/her views on same sex marriage.

Thankfully, so to have fascist movements. This again is speaking to the language involved. All of us need to be careful about such wishful thinking when related to the things we want to see become reality.

362 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:29:09pm

re: #347 Lidane

They're through the derping glass now.

363 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:29:25pm

re: #358 ggt

Hey all!

Happy Friday Night!

Have a great day planned with Hubby tomorrow. My Valentines Day gift is a day in which he doesn't work and does what I want. We are getting massages and pedicures together.

What are you doing?

Trying to get some sales in a tough month. Got some good leads though, and I still have time to use them.

364 Digital Display  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:29:57pm

re: #358 ggt

Hey all!

Happy Friday Night!

Have a great day planned with Hubby tomorrow. My Valentines Day gift is a day in which he doesn't work and does what I want. We are getting massages and pedicures together.

What are you doing?

Hi You..Just got home from the Lodge..Sounds like you have a awesome Saturday lined up.

365 darthstar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:31:28pm

re: #357 Dark_Falcon

Disclaimer: This is not a post for or against gay marriage. My comment is solely about the language used and should not be read as any sort of criticism of palomino's overall beliefs or his/her views on same sex marriage.

You know what, Dark? I would actually be perfectly fine with your supporting gay marriage and would respect you for holding that opinion, no matter how much the other kids teased you.

366 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:32:09pm

re: #359 darthstar

Fact: Only asshole douche bags think joking about child molestation is funny.
Fact: Dana Loesch thinks joking about child molestation is funny
Fact: Dana Loesch works for CNN.
Inference: CNN supports treating child molestation as a joke.

Query: Is that you, HK 47?

367 Gretchen G.Tiger  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:33:37pm

This one needs a comment . . .

Jedi Kitteh?

368 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:35:00pm

Prickly Pete.

369 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:35:10pm

Completely out of the blue comment--

It warms my heart to watch the Toddlers and Tiaras shows and see that non-white parents are just as willing to subject their children to this redneck hobby.

It's a guilty pastime of mine (watching) because I can rationalize that even if my daughter's friends have labeled us "honorary Asian parents," at least we never put fake eyelashes on her and made her wear fake teeth.

I'm actually going over SAT dates with her right now. Should she take the SAT twice or three times? She also has to take the ACT.

370 Gretchen G.Tiger  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:35:25pm

re: #360 Antipasta Loving Antipartisan

Getting over a little jealousy over your magnificent Saturday. :-)
Just had dinner out with 85 year old Dad. A fine evening indeed.

re: #363 Dark_Falcon

Trying to get some sales in a tough month. Got some good leads though, and I still have time to use them.

re: #364 The Hoopster

Hi You..Just got home from the Lodge..Sounds like you have a awesome Saturday lined up.

Thanks! The last day he didn't work all day was my birthday in November.

Salesmen!

371 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:36:09pm

re: #366 Slumbering Behemoth

Query: Is that you, HK 47?

Interjection: Silence, Meatbag!

/

372 Gretchen G.Tiger  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:36:11pm

re: #369 Meh.

Completely out of the blue comment--

It warms my heart to watch the Toddlers and Tiaras shows and see that non-white parents are just as willing to subject their children to this redneck hobby.

It's a guilty pastime of mine (watching) because I can rationalize that even if my daughter's friends have labeled us "honorary Asian parents," at least we never put fake eyelashes on her and made her wear fake teeth.

I'm actually going over SAT dates with her right now. Should she take the SAT twice or three times? She also has to take the ACT.

IMHO, those tests are to be taken once and once only.

373 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:38:46pm

re: #372 ggt

IMHO, those tests are to be taken once and once only.

Nobody takes them once any more.

She wanted to take the SAT twice her Junior year, but the date is one week before her AP tests, so probably not.

Let's only freak out about one set of tests at a time.

374 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:39:04pm

re: #372 ggt

IMHO, those tests are to be taken once and once only.

I took it twice. Got a lower score the second time, so you might be on to something.

375 erik_t  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:39:42pm

re: #372 ggt

IMHO, those tests are to be taken once and once only.

If you're unable to get into $SCHOOL with the results you got the first time, you're far more likely to be driven away from higher education than you are to be personally and academically successful at $SCHOOL. Of course, apply the usual caveats for oh-shit-the-big-rivalry-game-was-the-night-before.

376 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:40:11pm

re: #372 ggt

IMHO, those tests are to be taken once and once only.

Took them once...then promptly forgot my scores.

377 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:40:49pm

re: #361 William Barnett-Lewis

Thankfully, so to have fascist movements. This again is speaking to the language involved. All of us need to be careful about such wishful thinking when related to the things we want to see become reality.

Quite Concur.

378 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:41:10pm

re: #375 erik_t

If you're unable to get into $SCHOOL with the results you got the first time, you're far more likely to be driven away from higher education than you are to be personally and academically successful at $SCHOOL. Of course, apply the usual caveats for oh-shit-the-big-rivalry-game-was-the-night-before.

My husband and I both took it once, but I only considered taking it again because my chief 'rival' at school (we were actually friends because it was nice to have another geeky brain around) threatened to take it again when she learned that I beat her. If she had taken it again, I would have.

379 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:41:50pm

The contraception controversy is a slippery slope. I think the Schaivo case shed some light on it. Life support could be construed as "playing god", I would think, pretty easily by any religion. Therefore going against gods will.

380 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:42:37pm

re: #372 ggt

IMHO, those tests are to be taken once and once only.

I only took them once as well. Generally, the practice exams are a good predictor of how someone is going to do on the real thing. I'm pretty sure my SAT score was almost on par with my PSAT score back in high school.

I'm not big on lots and lots of study for standardized tests. I even took my GRE completely cold -- no workbooks, no study sessions for it, nada. I blew past what I needed to get in to grad school without even trying.

381 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:43:17pm

re: #373 Meh.

Nobody takes them once any more.

She wanted to take the SAT twice her Junior year, but the date is one week before her AP tests, so probably not.

Let's only freak out about one set of tests at a time.

I can't speak for you, but I will not allow my son to take them other than once in his senior year. The tests are near meaningless to begin with. Gaming them just makes it worse for the kid (IMO, etc).

382 erik_t  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:44:01pm

re: #380 Lidane

I only took them once as well. Generally, the practice exams are a good predictor of how someone is going to do on the real thing. I'm pretty sure my SAT score was almost on par with my PSAT score back in high school.

I'm not big on lots and lots of study for standardized tests. I even took my GRE completely cold -- no workbooks, no study sessions for it, nada. I blew past what I needed to get in to grad school without even trying.

Well, the GRE beyond stupid-standardized-test. It's fucking insulting.

383 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:45:32pm

re: #381 William Barnett-Lewis

I can't speak for you, but I will not allow my son to take them other than once in his senior year. The tests are near meaningless to begin with. Gaming them just makes it worse for the kid (IMO, etc).

I'm leaving it up to her. She's going to stress enough for both of us.

However, I did 'prep' by taking practice tests on an early computer program, and I think it helped me by making the whole format familiar.

384 Mocking Jay  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:46:06pm

So, I just watched a clip of Eric Bolling telling Maxine Waters to "step away from the crack pipe..."

Hey, has anyone figured out why Fox attracts so many racist commentors yet? Still scratching my head over that one.

385 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:46:08pm

re: #379 Amory Blaine

The contraception controversy is a slippery slope. I think the Schaivo case shed some light on it. Life support could be construed as "playing god", I would think, pretty easily by any religion. Therefore going against gods will.

Oh, if you wanted to play Devil's Advocate, there's a shitload of ways we "go against God's will" every day. Every time you pop a pill for a medical malady, you are going against "his will," whether it be to hold back a heart attack or simply to clear up acne. I'd like to ask one of these bishops who have their knickers in a bunch of all this if saving a premature baby is "going against God's will" because we are keeping alive a child that God saw fit to push from the womb before it was ready to survive on its own.

386 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:46:41pm

re: #357 Dark_Falcon

Careful with that bolded part. Many have been the people who felt they represented "history on the march, unstoppable" only to be checked and then indeed reversed. Communist movements the world over used to speak of the "tide of history", only to see that tide run out and leave them beached.

Disclaimer: This is not a post for or against gay marriage. My comment is solely about the language used and should not be read as any sort of criticism of palomino's overall beliefs or his/her views on same sex marriage.

The only times in modern history in which civil rights once granted have been rolled backwards is in societies experiencing theocratic revolution, such as the situation women and religious minorities faced in Iran and Afghanistan. While many in the social conservative movement and Republican party are eager to see their version of God's law imposed on America, frankly I don't think they have the guts to really make a play for it.

387 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:46:52pm

re: #385 Targetpractice

Oh, if you wanted to play Devil's Advocate, there's a shitload of ways we "go against God's will" every day. Every time you pop a pill for a medical malady, you are going against "his will," whether it be to hold back a heart attack or simply to clear up acne. I'd like to ask one of these bishops who have their knickers in a bunch of all this if saving a premature baby is "going against God's will" because we are keeping alive a child that God saw fit to push from the womb before it was ready to survive on its own.

Umbrellas.

Serious.

At first, some people were against it, because God intended you to get wet.

388 Gretchen G.Tiger  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:47:15pm

re: #379 Amory Blaine

The contraception controversy is a slippery slope. I think the Schaivo case shed some light on it. Life support could be construed as "playing god", I would think, pretty easily by any religion. Therefore going against gods will.

"If God meant man to fly, he would have given us wings!"

/gah

389 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:48:31pm

re: #382 erik_t

Well, the GRE beyond stupid-standardized-test. It's fucking insulting.

That too. But I know people who paid stupid amounts of money for GRE tutoring and study guides and all that. I mean, I understand doing that if you're trying to get into medical school or law school or something like that, but just for the GRE? No thanks.

My thought was either I know what I need to know or I don't. I walked in, took the exam, and walked out with a score way higher than what I needed.

390 Gretchen G.Tiger  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:51:06pm

Really, the Contraception issue is about Control.

Everyone seems to have an opinion about OTHER PEOPLE'S sex life. Why is it anyone's or any entity's business?

The only persons/entity that should (IMHO) have control of sex is THE INDIVIDUAL HAVING OR NOT HAVING IT.

391 Gretchen G.Tiger  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:52:07pm

re: #389 Lidane

That too. But I know people who paid stupid amounts of money for GRE tutoring and study guides and all that. I mean, I understand doing that if you're trying to get into medical school or law school or something like that, but just for the GRE? No thanks.

My thought was either I know what I need to know or I don't. I walked in, took the exam, and walked out with a score way higher than what I needed.

same here.

The only reason we had our son take the test is because he spent the first 9 years of his education in a Montessori school and is NOT USED to tests at all, much less standardized tests.

392 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:52:44pm

re: #380 Lidane

I only took them once as well. Generally, the practice exams are a good predictor of how someone is going to do on the real thing. I'm pretty sure my SAT score was almost on par with my PSAT score back in high school.

I'm not big on lots and lots of study for standardized tests. I even took my GRE completely cold -- no workbooks, no study sessions for it, nada. I blew past what I needed to get in to grad school without even trying.

The GRE is even more over rated than the SAT.

Of course, part of me saying this is that standardized tests are easy for me. Not just a little bit - it's almost like I know what they want to have you answer. When I was in 8th grade we did a special test to norm the results for our statewide 9th grade standardized test. I got a perfect score. The problem is, that's not supposed to happen in their statistical model. They had to throw out the whole test because I didn't fit their expectations.

I did that again in hight school. I hated my junior year chem teacher and got a flat F for the year in the course. The day after our year end final we took a city wide standardized test. I got the highest score in the city :) Tell me that didn't cause a major firestorm at the school board :LOL: Pity that they didn't fire the incompetent SOB teacher I had outright but his days did become numbered after that... ;)

393 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:54:45pm

re: #371 Targetpractice

Interjection: Silence, Meatbag!

/

Critiquing Rebuttal: At least I wasn't constructed by a meatbag, as you were HK 47.

Fact: My construction by assassin droids makes me superior.

394 Gretchen G.Tiger  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:56:13pm

I'm off,

Have a wonderful Evening all!

395 SteveMcG  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:57:48pm

re: #392 William Barnett-Lewis

I find it hard to believe it was the teacher's fault you got the F. When I was in high school I tanked junior English for what I thought was the same reason. Perhaps I was a little immature, because I was the only one who didn't like him. You obviously learned something in that class, so the teacher couldn't have been all bad.

396 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 9:58:04pm

re: #388 ggt

"If God meant man to fly, he would have given us wings!"

/gah

That so wrong on so many levels.

Everyone knows that if god meant for us to fly, he would have shoved a three stage, solid fuel rocket up our butts.

397 ibob  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:00:45pm

I know I am late to discussion, but only recently got home. I have been in the field of Ob/Gyn for over 25 years now, and I don't think I have ever been so angry about a law before. Will never again vote for a Republican again.

These people are just evil. They haven't got a clue about how common rape or sexual abuse is. For many of these victims, even a pelvic exam(much less a vaginal probe ultrasound) performed by a doctor they trust and feel comfortable with can be traumatic. To force them to undergo an unnessary vaginal probe is criminal, especially during a particularly vulnerable time for them.

Also, as a married woman who has had pelvic exams and the occasional vaginal probe ultrasound myself, I can assure anyone that they are much more intrusive than having sexual intercouse. I have never had a patient tell me they were equivalent either. Hate to think about the quality of Ms. Loesch's sex life if they are the same to her.

398 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:03:10pm

re: #397 ibob

To force them to undergo an unnessary vaginal probe is criminal, especially during a particularly vulnerable time for them.

I maintain that it is a violation of their constitutional rights, specifically their 4th amendment rights.

399 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:03:29pm

re: #390 ggt

Really, the Contraception issue is about Control.

Everyone seems to have an opinion about OTHER PEOPLE'S sex life. Why is it anyone's or any entity's business?

The only persons/entity that should (IMHO) have control of sex is THE INDIVIDUAL HAVING OR NOT HAVING IT.

The consequences carry beyond well into control over women's health and medical options that have nothing to do with sex per se but are simply consequences of gender. People should be emphasizing at every opportunity that the Pill is used as a prophylactic for more than just pregnancy, that it helps prevent ovarian cysts in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, that it helps prevent endometriosis, related tumors and endometrial cancer.

If she'd been on it the Pill probably would have saved my Mom from having to have a radical hysterectomy with removal of both ovaries in her mid forties. Instead by the time her endometriosis was diagnosed she had a benign tumor the size of a regulation softball sitting in her abdomen.

It doesn't take much for men to be aware of and understand these kinds of things. It's pretty fucking basic really. Just open up your eyes and pay an ounce of attention to the women in your lives, your friends, wives, your mothers and sisters, then extrapolate from there and think about the logical consequences of what the Republicans are attempting to do.

400 SteveMcG  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:05:35pm

I just can't understand why people call Republicans "conservative". You can't be a radical conservative.

401 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:07:23pm

re: #400 SteveMcG

I just can't understand why people call Republicans "conservative". You can't be a radical conservative.

Can we just go with dicks?

402 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:07:54pm

re: #401 Kragar

Can we just go with dicks?

Too kind, I think.

403 Kragar  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:09:05pm

re: #402 Slumbering Behemoth

Too kind, I think.

Douchebags?

404 SteveMcG  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:09:27pm

re: #402 Slumbering Behemoth

Well, you need to be able to say something that's not going to get bleeped.

405 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:09:41pm

re: #403 Kragar

Douchebags?

Death Eaters.

406 Big Joe  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:09:56pm

re: #400 SteveMcG

I just can't understand why people call Republicans "conservative". You can't be a radical conservative.

I think that end of the spectrum is called "reactionary".

407 SteveMcG  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:10:38pm

"Endangered"

408 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:10:56pm

re: #403 Kragar

Douchebags?

That works, although the douchebags on Jersey Shore might be insulted by the comparison.

409 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:11:56pm

re: #400 SteveMcG

I just can't understand why people call Republicans "conservative". You can't be a radical conservative.

People have a hard on for characterizing either "conservative" or "liberal" in as negative a light as they can.

I think a lot of people, perhaps even an overwhelming majority of them, have a very muddied and muddled idea of what the words "conservative" or "liberal" mean.

I've known many conservatives who have liberal habits, hobbies, and opinions, and many liberals who have conservative habits, hobbies, and opinions.

410 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:11:59pm

re: #395 SteveMcG

I find it hard to believe it was the teacher's fault you got the F. When I was in high school I tanked junior English for what I thought was the same reason. Perhaps I was a little immature, because I was the only one who didn't like him. You obviously learned something in that class, so the teacher couldn't have been all bad.

Oh it wasn't. He was utterly incompetent, but by the same token I had that class at 11:00 so I usually blew it off, walked a half mile to the airport and had a liquid lunch at the bar there (I would have been 17 at the time, WI drinking age was 18 and the penalty even if I was caught was only $10 for me. The bar wasn't penalized in those days)

I had learned basic chem long before it was taught in the Eau Claire schools. Same with with simple newtonian Physics. I was never taught the Calculus by a school, I have only learned that by myself. I had a high school history teacher tell me, with a straight face & unwilling to accept correction, that John Kennedy died November 22, 1965. I walked out of the class room that day and never returned. We later worked out a compromise where I wrote a thesis sized paper on the design of the US WWII nuclear weapons and how that knowledge could be used by terrorists (in 1982) instead of my attending his class. I cleared an A that way.

I'm sorry but I will never accept standardized testing as meaning anything of any importance.

411 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:13:03pm

re: #403 Kragar

Douchebags?

You keep playing softball with the GOP faithful, and you'll get eaten alive.
/

412 SteveMcG  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:13:09pm

I'm still registered "R' in PA. It gave me a chance to vote for Spector in the primary, then he went democratic. Then I figured I could vote against Pat Toomey twice, but he was unoppsed in the primary. Now I get to cast a ballot in the Republican Presidential primary. Whoop de damn do.

413 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:16:12pm

re: #412 SteveMcG

I intend to remain a registered republican for the time being so I can vote on the R ballot in the next primary.

The flounce note I write on that ballot is going to be epic.

414 SteveMcG  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:18:18pm

re: #410 William Barnett-Lewis

So then because you were so superior, therefore standardized tests were totally invalid. Let me tell you. You're not the first arrogant SOB to think he knew so much better at the tender age of 17 then the people who study the profession of education and devote their live to the search for better methods. Hope your entreprenurial skills are up to snuff.

415 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:20:05pm

Limbaugh was quoted earlier as saying he believes the GOP can win the culture war. And looking at just the "Big Three" alone, I think the GOP attempting a culture war would be electoral suicide.

- Abortion: The GOP's latest attempts on this front, the "personhood" amendments and trans-vaginal ultrasound laws, are not only legally reckless, but they're also sending a clear message to women: "You no longer have control over your own body, we do." The party of "small government" is all for giving government the power to force you to undergo a medically unnecessary procedure for the purposes of shaming you.

- Birth Control: It's 2012 and the GOP is telling women that their access to The Pill through their insurance should now be left up to their employer, who can force them to pay for it out of pocket if it offends his "religious/moral beliefs." And this image should scare the living shit out of any Republican woman: A table of five men being used as "experts" on the subject of "religious freedom" as it pertains to birth control.

- Gay Marriage: Washington's got it, California's in the process of getting it back, and Maryland may have it after November. The poll numbers on gay marriage are swinging in favor, even as the Obama Administration has called an end to defending DOMA. If the GOP thinks they can scare anybody but their base with the boogeyman of two gay men holding a marriage certificate, then they're in for a shock.

And these are just the "Big Three," as I said, there's plenty more out there that the GOP will get its ass handed to it for. This isn't 1950, it's not even 1990. And this sure as frak ain't your daddy's culture war anymore.

416 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:23:26pm

re: #414 SteveMcG

So then because you were so superior, therefore standardized tests were totally invalid. Let me tell you. You're not the first arrogant SOB to think he knew so much better at the tender age of 17 then the people who study the profession of education and devote their live to the search for better methods. Hope your entreprenurial skills are up to snuff.

They're ok. I'm a stay at home dad caring for a special needs son.

Better use of my life than the factory job crap that high school wanted for me.

Some times when we think we're better? It's because we're right. Live with it.

417 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:25:44pm

Well, we have now registered and she has her admission tickets. I let her keep hers.

Her younger brother's I will keep for him.

They're like that.

418 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:25:45pm

re: #415 Targetpractice

And this image should scare the living shit out of any Republican woman: A table of five men being used as "experts" on the subject of "religious freedom" as it pertains to birth control.

At least two of which, maybe three, are wearing clergy collars. Men, sworn to an oath of celibacy, on a panel regarding the health care of the female reproductive system.

I don't even have lady parts and that scares me.

419 SteveMcG  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:26:08pm

Following up, a little bit of my bio. I was so fucking smart in high school, that I graduated 10 out of 524 students while failing junior English. I got 1400 SAT scores without ever taking any practice test, and since that was good enough to get into every school I applied to, I never bothered retaking it. I was so smart that for the first three years at Drexel, I had a 3.4 average in chemical engineering without cracking a book and hardly showing up for class. Today, thirrty years later, I am going to bed soon because I am taking a community college English class because my entreprenurial skills weren't up to snuff. I'm looking for a degree that I can get quickly and in a field that I hope is recession proof, because I'm sick of recessions. Believe me, I am still an arrogant SOB, I know I'm still intelligent as hell, and I've hit bottom.

420 freetoken  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:27:51pm

I'm quite sure many of us here land on the right side of the testing curves... some of us far into the right-side tail.

But... does it really matter in the end?

421 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:27:56pm

re: #419 SteveMcG

Following up, a little bit of my bio. I was so fucking smart in high school, that I graduated 10 out of 524 students while failing junior English. I got 1400 SAT scores without ever taking any practice test, and since that was good enough to get into every school I applied to, I never bothered retaking it. I was so smart that for the first three years at Drexel, I had a 3.4 average in chemical engineering without cracking a book and hardly showing up for class. Today, thirrty years later, I am going to bed soon because I am taking a community college English class because my entreprenurial skills weren't up to snuff. I'm looking for a degree that I can get quickly and in a field that I hope is recession proof, because I'm sick of recessions. Believe me, I am still an arrogant SOB, I know I'm still intelligent as hell, and I've hit bottom.

You want to know arrogant?

Picture the average Caltech class. Every guy/gal there was the smartest in their school. Now they get humbled, no longer being the smartest.

Except for those few who are still the smartest in the room.

I couldn't even stand to be around that guy. He had a field around him that ticked me off without him even saying anything.

422 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:30:28pm

re: #420 freetoken

Not me. I'm a dumb ole high school drop out. I mostly make dick jokes.

423 prairiefire  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:30:45pm

re: #419 SteveMcG

There is more to intelligence. Emotional intelligence, "street smarts", etc. Here's to you being smart enough you needed to grow in other areas.

424 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:31:25pm

re: #422 Slumbering Behemoth

Not me. I'm a dumb ole high school drop out. I mostly make dick jokes.

Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, and Michael Faraday all did not receive the higher level of education for their time.

425 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:32:05pm

re: #415 Targetpractice

Limbaugh was quoted earlier as saying he believes the GOP can win the culture war. And looking at just the "Big Three" alone, I think the GOP attempting a culture war would be electoral suicide.

John Cole said something to the effect of Barack Obama being blessed with the stupidest fucking enemies on the planet, and I have to agree.

The culture wars aren't going to win the election for the GOP, especially if they keep going down the ignorant Neanderthal route they're on with respect to personhood bills and birth control. At the end of the day, people vote on economics. If people think the country is moving in the right direction, Obama gets a second term. If the shit hits the fan between now and then, he won't.

426 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:34:27pm

re: #418 Slumbering Behemoth

At least two of which, maybe three, are wearing clergy collars. Men, sworn to an oath of celibacy, on a panel regarding the health care of the female reproductive system.

I don't even have lady parts and that scares me.

That should scare most people. Celibate male clergy have no business deciding what health care a woman can have.

427 freetoken  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:34:44pm

re: #425 Lidane

The culture wars aren't going to win the election for the GOP, especially if they keep going down the ignorant Neanderthal route ...

One more time, for emphasis:

STOP DISSING THE NEANDERTHALS!

428 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:35:18pm

re: #427 freetoken

One more time, for emphasis:

STOP DISSING THE NEANDERTHALS!

Cro-Magnon?

429 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:35:40pm

re: #421 Meh.

You want to know arrogant?

Picture the average Caltech class. Every guy/gal there was the smartest in their school. Now they get humbled, no longer being the smartest.

Except for those few who are still the smartest in the room.

I couldn't even stand to be around that guy. He had a field around him that ticked me off without him even saying anything.

Funny thing. In my HS class? I had three like that. I was an arrogant SOB as Mr. SteveMcG complains, but I wasn't close to the top in that respect in my class. I had one science geek who ended at MIT and I had one Literary Geek who went to a small private college while writing exquisite plays. My best friend, who had skipped 2 grades, simply moved to Japan, married a local woman and is living there to this day translating movies.

He's the only one I get wistful about.

430 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:36:05pm

re: #424 Meh.

Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, and Michael Faraday all did not receive the higher level of education for their time.

Maybe not. But I had free access to it, and I shunned it. My biggest achievement since then is not siring an unwanted child. Thank Yew, contraception!

431 Big Joe  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:37:46pm

I was an over-intelligent under-achiever. Being on the right end of the bell curve isn't all there is to being successful.

432 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:38:50pm

re: #428 Lidane

Cro-Magnon?

Let's go with "Babylonian". That's sure to piss them off.

433 freetoken  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:39:47pm

re: #428 Lidane

Cro-Magnon?

Well now, given the recent evidence (genetic) there are real questions as to how different the "cro-magnons" were from other humans of the time, given all the interbreeding that was going on.

re: #432 Slumbering Behemoth

Let's go with "Babylonian". That's sure to piss them off.

"Cretans". That's been a good slur for a few millennia.

434 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:40:10pm

re: #425 Lidane

John Cole said something to the effect of Barack Obama being blessed with the stupidest fucking enemies on the planet, and I have to agree.

The culture wars aren't going to win the election for the GOP, especially if they keep going down the ignorant Neanderthal route they're on with respect to personhood bills and birth control. At the end of the day, people vote on economics. If people think the country is moving in the right direction, Obama gets a second term. If the shit hits the fan between now and then, he won't.

Hell, even if the fecal matter hit the rotating blade, Santorum would be a disaster as a nominee. His economic policies seem to basically be "marriage + kids = wealth." He's not really any different, policy wise, from his GOP stablemates, but he totally lacks the business experience that Romney claims makes him the best to "fix" the economy. A Santorum nomination would lock the GOP into fighting a culture war, one it cannot win, and would very likely cost them elections all the way down to the local level.

No wonder that "top GOP Senator" is saying he'll call for somebody new if Romney can't win in Michigan, because he's the only hope they have of remaining relevant if things go to hell in a handbasket economically between now and November.

435 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:40:46pm

re: #430 Slumbering Behemoth

Thank Yew, contraception!

Or maybe I should thank low motility sperm. I've never had my spunk tested. Never cared too.

436 Flavia  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:44:05pm

re: #10 wrenchwench

....presumably it was a choice to spend quality time with someone they love, rather than a procedure performed by a relative stranger using a medical instrument under fluorescent lights on a table. That does not qualify as 'similar'.

This is just the continuation of the age-old misogyny that decrees that once a woman has sex (for whatever reason - choice, force, marriage, whatever), she is automatically thereafter fully available to anyone who chooses. People say the Republicans are trying to drag us back to the 50's. I always answer, "Yeah, the 1250's*"


(*most of the Crusades happened in the 1200's)

437 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:44:49pm

So a dog watches the infamous "Two Girls, One Cup"...

Guaranteed SFW

I make poop jokes, too

438 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:45:42pm

re: #435 Slumbering Behemoth

Or maybe I should thank low motility sperm. I've never had my spunk tested. Never cared too.

This turned out to be reality for me. It's the physical reason for our adoption.

I thank god for it being the case.

439 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:57:54pm

G'night all. Sorry for any delays.

440 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:00:03pm

re: #438 William Barnett-Lewis

Big love for you being an adoptive parent. My mom was adopted.

As for me, I'm responsible enough to take care of my own damn self, but not responsible enough to raise a child the way one aught to be raised. How do I know this to be true without trying? I don't. But my father, well he was barely such...

Yet many have told me "Oh, no. Right now you may feel you're not responsible enough to do the right thing, but you will once you have a kid".

I've never shied away from calling bullshit on that kind of magical thinking. If that maxim were true, there would be no single mothers, there would be no dead beat dads.

441 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:11:27pm

I'm not a fan of Bethesda games, but if I ever decide to play Skyrim, I am going to attack every single, mother fucking NPC that bitches about taking an arrow to the knee.

Every. Single. One.

442 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:12:39pm

re: #441 Slumbering Behemoth

I'm not a fan of Bethesda games, but if I ever decide to play Skyrim, I am going to attack every single, mother fucking NPC that bitches about taking an arrow to the knee.

Every. Single. One.

Been there, done that, got the arrows to prove it.

443 Lidane  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:13:20pm

re: #442 Targetpractice

Been there, done that, got the arrows in the knee to prove it.

FTFY ;)

444 palomino  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:15:52pm

re: #357 Dark_Falcon

Careful with that bolded part. Many have been the people who felt they represented "history on the march, unstoppable" only to be checked and then indeed reversed. Communist movements the world over used to speak of the "tide of history", only to see that tide run out and leave them beached.

Disclaimer: This is not a post for or against gay marriage. My comment is solely about the language used and should not be read as any sort of criticism of palomino's overall beliefs or his/her views on same sex marriage.

The analogy using communism is completely misplaced. What you don't seem to get is simple math. Overall only the old have a serious problem with gay marriage. They die first, then the rest of us win.

445 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:20:02pm
446 freetoken  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:27:17pm

re: #445 Targetpractice

I don't agree with her about the internet, the moon landing, or what she thinks 500 years from now will be like... but I do agree that the advent of effective, low cost birth control was a very important development of the 20th century.

447 Jimmi the Grey  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:31:05pm

re: #347 Lidane

Martin - February 18, 2012 | 12:00 am · Link

Yeah, I’ve noticed an uptick in faux outrage about them spilling through the buffers I keep between myself and right wing media. Like I’ve seen three or four instances of wingers complaining about them in the past week.
GOP enthusiasm is down. Time to manufacture a new enemy.

448 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:38:39pm

One more beer to go, and I think I'll spend that doing something stupid like watching South Park. Laters all.

449 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:38:45pm

re: #447 Jimmi the Grey

Martin - February 18, 2012 | 12:00 am · Link

Yeah, I’ve noticed an uptick in faux outrage about them spilling through the buffers I keep between myself and right wing media. Like I’ve seen three or four instances of wingers complaining about them in the past week.
GOP enthusiasm is down. Time to manufacture a new enemy.

The wingnuts seem to be taking a scattergun approach of late, hoping they can find an "outrage" they can milk for awhile. The contraception business is turning against them, Boehner rolled over on the payroll tax cut, there's still no "Gene Eric Republican" to save them from the dread of either a brokered convention or a Romney nomination, and the budget fight looks to be a replay of last year's debacle with the Ryan Plan.

Wouldn't surprise me if some wake up every morning and check the news to see if Europe or China have imploded yet, in the hopes that it will bring bad economic news they can cheer about.

450 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:45:19pm

Sorry I dropped out of the conversation, but I had to finish something.

Goodnight, all.

451 palomino  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:46:03pm

Amazing that we have some states legislating this kind of huge step backward while others are passing laws to recognize same sex marriage.

452 Big Joe  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:51:03pm

re: #451 palomino

Amazing that we have some states legislating this kind of huge step backward while others are passing laws to recognize same sex marriage.

Sometimes it's the same states doing both, Iowa for example, same sex marriage passed and they're trying to pass draconian laws against women's reproductive rights.

453 palomino  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:54:26pm

Yeah, this multi-pronged attack on women's rights has actually come as a surprise to me, and I'm no fan of the GOP. It just didn't seem to be on the horizon for the GOP a year or two ago. And you notice all the talking is being done by Republican men on this issue; the women, few though they may be, have been pretty quiet.

454 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:59:12pm

re: #453 palomino

Yeah, this multi-pronged attack on women's rights has actually come as a surprise to me, and I'm no fan of the GOP. It just didn't seem to be on the horizon for the GOP a year or two ago. And you notice all the talking is being done by Republican men on this issue; the women, few though they may be, have been pretty quiet.

One of those leading the charge on the topic of this thread is a woman, whose response to an amendment that would allow women the choice of consenting to the procedure was to say that if they have to get consent, then it makes the state law of "informed consent" pointless.

Some are quiet, others are every bit as vindictive and bitter as the men who they are working alongside to pass such abominations. I notice most of the latter are of the older generations, which seem to be of the 50-60s mindset of what "proper" women should be like. Thankfully, they're also a dying breed, dinosaurs who will eventually be gone from the political landscape.

455 Big Joe  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:01:37am

re: #453 palomino

They are desperate for a wedge issue this election and they are grasping at straws at this point. Most have fallen out of their grasp and they had to grab the birth control straw this time.

456 freetoken  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:09:32am

A little bit of Khatchaturian seems proper for this thread:

457 palomino  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:18:41am

re: #455 I'd rather be sailing

They are desperate for a wedge issue this election and they are grasping at straws at this point. Most have fallen out of their grasp and they had to grab the birth control straw this time.

Yeah, there has been a sudden shift on the right, almost like a tactical change, toward emphasizing social issues. I suppose it's to fire up the base, and outperform 2008 when they didn't have an effective wedge issue. But contraception and invasive pre-abortion procedures? I don't see those as winners for the GOP. It pisses off a lot of independents and moderates, especially pro-choice women or those who have gotten some form of birth control through insurance.

458 Mocking Jay  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:30:24am

re: #452 I'd rather be sailing

Sometimes it's the same states doing both, Iowa for example, same sex marriage passed and they're trying to pass draconian laws against women's reproductive rights.

Minor quibble, but SSM didn't "pass" in Iowa, it was a court decision.

In other words, black robed shadow cabal...

459 Kragar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:40:04am

re: #458 They're pants, essentially...

black robed shadow cabal...

... is still a great band name.

460 Jimmi the Grey  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:43:21am

re: #457 palomino

Yeah, there has been a sudden shift on the right, almost like a tactical change, toward emphasizing social issues. I suppose it's to fire up the base, and outperform 2008 when they didn't have an effective wedge issue. But contraception and invasive pre-abortion procedures? I don't see those as winners for the GOP. It pisses off a lot of independents and moderates, especially pro-choice women or those who have gotten some form of birth control through insurance.

About 3 months ago I commented to my Faux News watching mother that with this being an election year there would be all sorts of non-economic or social issue legislation or controversies being fronted. Was a good tactic as now when all these events are made into issues I just shrug and say "remember the talk about wedge issues to rile up the base?" and it takes the wind right out of her sails.

461 Targetpractice  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:43:25am

re: #459 Kragar

... is still a great band name.

Goth Metal, perhaps?

462 Kragar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 1:01:28am

re: #461 Targetpractice

Goth Metal, perhaps?

I was thinking like Type O negative or Danzig as influences.

463 Kragar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 1:05:03am
464 researchok  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 1:25:59am

Morning, all

465 researchok  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 1:36:22am

re: #456 freetoken

Nice. Very Grieg-like.

Good choice

466 freetoken  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 1:37:41am

Let's put a quarter into the Magic Jukebox and see what we get...

467 researchok  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 1:41:59am

re: #466 freetoken

Arrrgh..stuck on buffering

468 researchok  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 1:43:20am

Won't play...I'll reboot, see what happens

469 researchok  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 1:53:17am

Still stuck.

470 freetoken  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 2:02:12am

re: #469 researchok

What can I say - it plays for me.

The Magic Jukebox has its own will, though.

471 freetoken  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 2:03:52am

re: #469 researchok

If you're using Chrome or Safari you can click in my comment (or open it in another window), select "inspect element", and get the URL for the actual mp3 file, if you want to try and get it manually.

472 researchok  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 2:06:23am

re: #471 freetoken

Won't play.

473 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 2:30:59am

[Link: www.dailykos.com...]

Cal Thomas apologized to Maddow - and how!

474 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 2:42:31am

re:

475 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 2:56:19am

re: #474 Obdicut

Wow. I'm slow this morning.

I'm amazed Cal Thomas did that, impressed especially by this:

Without engaging in any qualifiers, she is a strong and competent advocate for her position. Why do so many of us only watch programs that reinforce what we already believe? Where is the growth in that? Whatever else she may or may not be, she is my fellow American.

476 Renaissance_Man  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 3:24:43am

re: #415 Targetpractice

Limbaugh was quoted earlier as saying he believes the GOP can win the culture war. And looking at just the "Big Three" alone, I think the GOP attempting a culture war would be electoral suicide.

While I don't necessarily disagree, remember that on several counts, the far right has already won the culture battles in the US. Several of its positions are already enshrined in the national consciousness through simple repetition, and there are no reasons to believe other positions could not join them. Gun culture and demonising liberals leap instantly to mind.

477 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 3:49:52am

In other sad celebrity news... Justin Bieber was found alive in his hotel room this morning.

478 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 3:53:41am

re: #477 Long Nics are Looonnng

In other sad celebrity news... Justin Bieber was found alive in his hotel room this morning.

Has the search party been already executed? /

479 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 3:57:29am

re: #478 Director of the Stratosphere

I'm all for it.

480 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 3:58:44am

I heard that last night for the first time. But I'm guessing it was told in the 60's about Yoko....

481 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:00:03am

I can never really figure out how the degrees of separation thing is supposed to work, but I'm not either three or four degrees away from Roger goddamn Corman! My dad is now part of some bullshit Bay Area Writers award board, and he met Francis McBride, who wrote the screenplay for Rock and Roll High School, which was directed by Roger Corman.

I'd love to get to meet him.

482 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:03:38am

re: #481 Obdicut

If it simply works as "someone who knew someone, at any point", then it's just too easy. Originally it was "gettin mail through" thing.

483 The Left  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:09:38am

re: #477 Long Nics are Looonnng

In other sad celebrity news... Justin Bieber was found alive in his hotel room this morning.

I laughed, damn you. :)

484 Kragar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:12:53am

Man, I was just about to get to bed when I had a massive cramp. Hurt like hell,forced me to jump up try to stretch it out.

485 The Yankee  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:14:26am

re: #477 Long Nics are Looonnng

In other sad celebrity news... Justin Bieber was found alive in his hotel room this morning.

That was funny, but the day he does die you do realize that they are going to play his music 24-7 for at least a month and then there will be a whooooole lot of artist doing covers of her songs. Glee, American Idols, You Think You Can Dance, The Simpsons, even the President might do some sort of a tribute to her. Be careful what you wish for.

486 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:16:10am

re: #485 The Yankee

That was funny, but the day he does die you do realize that they are going to play his music 24-7 for at least a month and then there will be a whooole lot of artist doing covers of her songs. Glee, American Idols, You Think You Can Dance, The Simpsons, even the President might do some sort of a tribute to her. Be careful what you wish for.

Nah. I hope Justin lives long, prosper, and die of old age, surrounded by family and friends. And by that time his music will be simply forgotten.

487 Kragar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:16:17am

re: #485 The Yankee

That was funny, but the day he does die you do realize that they are going to play his music 24-7 for at least a month and then there will be a whooole lot of artist doing covers of her songs. Glee, American Idols, You Think You Can Dance, The Simpsons, even the President might do some sort of a tribute to her. Be careful what you wish for.

I knew civilization was doomed when I heard some kids talking about a T.a.t.u. song saying "they don't make good songs like that anymore."

488 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:17:35am

re: #487 Kragar

I knew civilization was doomed when I heard some kids talking about a T.a.t.u. song saying "they don't make good songs like that anymore."

Think of what a XIX century person would say about Beatles, Stones and whatever else you might find good. They would say nothing. Just have a heart attack.

489 The Yankee  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:19:49am

re: #487 Kragar

I knew civilization was doomed when I heard some kids talking about a T.a.t.u. song saying "they don't make good songs like that anymore."

Do you know the story behind T.a.t.u...lol and i bet the kids were talking about was the song they covered by The Smiths.

490 Kragar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:20:14am
491 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:21:56am

re: #490 Kragar

That's similar to what I feel when I visit Germany. They always have that same long German song on every radio and tv channel.

492 The Yankee  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:22:39am

re: #491 Director of the Stratosphere

That's similar to what I feel when I visit Germany. They always have that same long German song on every radio and tv channel.

Ramstein or Tokyo Hotel?

493 Kragar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:23:09am

re: #491 Director of the Stratosphere

That's similar to what I feel when I visit Germany. They always have that same long German song on every radio and tv channel.

And then there is Pop music...

494 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:23:58am

re: #492 The Yankee

Ramstein or Tokyo Hotel?

If only.

495 Kragar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:28:04am

Luckily there is some good music still out there

496 Shropshire_Slasher  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:42:01am

I don't know where the frack these people think you are a pedophile Charles. Hell, I like you, you could date my sister.
Not you though CCA, she draws the line on dating the homeless. half/

497 RogueOne  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:45:29am

re: #496 Tommy

I don't know where the frack these people think you are a pedophile Charles. Hell, I like you, you could date my sister.
Not you though CCA, she draws the line on dating the homeless. half/

Image: Full%20Metal%20Jacket%20a.jpg

498 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:46:11am

re: #497 RogueOne

Image: Full%20Metal%20Jacket%20a.jpg

Hey, you look nice, but where are your pants?
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499 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:51:28am

re: #406 I'd rather be sailing

I think that end of the spectrum is called "reactionary".

Since I use a different political perspective I call them revolutionary authoritarians.

Revolutionary because they intend to replace the current political system in the states. Authoritarian because power in the new system will belong only to those who share their creed.

500 Kragar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:53:06am

re: #499 Romantic Heretic

Since I use a different political perspective I call them revolutionary authoritarians.

I think this song illustrates the major problem with the GOP today.

501 RogueOne  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:57:26am

re: #498 Director of the Stratosphere

Hey, you look nice, but where are your pants?
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It reminded me of the Full Metal Jacket line "Hell, I like you, you can come over to my house and fuck my sister!".

502 Shropshire_Slasher  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:57:56am

re: #500 Kragar
That reminds me of college, and work, one big pickle party.

503 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:58:08am

re: #422 Slumbering Behemoth

Not me. I'm a dumb ole high school drop out. I mostly make dick jokes.

I am as well. Schools are factories designed to turn out human resources suitable for employment. As all factories do it tosses out 'material no fit for use.' Which was the category I fell into.

504 Kragar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:58:28am

re: #502 Tommy

That reminds me of college, and work, one big pickle party.

I prefer Brodeo.

505 RogueOne  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 5:08:40am

re: #498 Director of the Stratosphere

you were trying to nail down if one of the heartland memos was legit the other day, did you ever come to a conclusion? This McArdle article in the Atlantic refreshed my memory:

Heartland Memo Looking Faker By the Minute
[Link: www.theatlantic.com...]

506 BongCrodny  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 5:23:02am

Morning, all.

I must have the weirdest dreams on the planet.

Last night I dreamed I was talking politics with Wolverine of the X-Men.

I swear to God I said "What the hell do you know? You're Canadian!."

507 The Yankee  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 5:28:18am

re: #506 BongCrodny

Did you know that Justin Bieber is Wolverine's son.....

508 BongCrodny  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 5:32:03am

re: #507 The Yankee

Did you know that Justin Bieber is Wolverine's son...

Your reality trumps my dreams, sir.

509 Shropshire_Slasher  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 5:33:36am

Chuck Norris doesn't flush the toilet,
He scares the shit out of it!

510 RogueOne  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:01:01am

Court Blocks Montana Campaign-Finance Ruling
[Link: online.wsj.com...]

The Supreme Court on Friday blocked Montana from enforcing state restrictions on corporate political spending while it considers arguments that those restrictions, enacted in the century-old Montana Corrupt Practices Act, were nullified by the 2010 Citizens United ruling.
...
In Friday's action, the U.S. Supreme Court decided without comment to stay the Montana court's ruling while considering whether to take further action on the corporations' appeal.

Although many legal scholars are doubtful the Montana law can survive Citizens United, two justices who dissented from the 2010 ruling suggested in a statement Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court should take a second look.

511 darthstar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:11:07am

Here comes Jeb.

Mornin' everyone. Looks like Michigan will be Mitt's Waterloo...according to some senior Republicans.

512 RogueOne  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:13:58am

"It does not suck to be you"

Every Bart Simpson chalkboard quote:
Image: chalkboard.jpg

513 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:19:47am

re: #510 RogueOne

Here's the thing tho - is he suggesting to cancel the primary process for this year? Because otherwise that's nonsense, since nobody else can get on the ballots this time.

514 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:21:42am

re: #513 Director of the Stratosphere

He's suggesting that the best result would be a brokered convention, I do believe.

515 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:22:20am

re: #514 Obdicut

He's suggesting that the best result would be a brokered convention, I do believe.

IIUC, the delegates can, in principle, vote for anyone once they get there, right?

516 RogueOne  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:24:41am

re: #515 Director of the Stratosphere

IIUC, the delegates can, in principle, vote for anyone once they get there, right?

Even with a brokered convention none of the top tier candidates want to run.

517 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:26:08am

Wow.

[Link: www.thelocal.se...]

A middle-aged Swedish man has been found alive after having sat snowed under in his car for the past two months, with only ice and snow to keep him alive.

Upchuck Norris got nothing on him.

518 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:26:41am

re: #516 RogueOne

Even with a brokered convention none of the top tier candidates want to run.

What do you mean? Romney doesn't want to run?

519 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:27:24am

Good morning lizards!

520 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:28:10am

re: #517 Director of the Stratosphere

Wow.

[Link: www.thelocal.se...]

Upchuck Norris got nothing on him.

Chuck Norris can fight his way out of 50 feet of snow!

521 RogueOne  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:29:26am

re: #518 Director of the Stratosphere

What do you mean? Romney doesn't want to run?

I was thinking of people republicans actually like....Jeb (his last name would be a problem) Daniels (his wife) Rubio, Christie.

522 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:29:52am

re: #520 NJDhockeyfan

Chuck Norris can fight his way out of 50 feet of snow!

Upchuck Norris can't fight his way out of a paper bag on his wingnut head.

523 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:31:11am

re: #521 RogueOne

"GOP" and "Top tier candidate" are pretty oxymoronic these days.

524 darthstar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:31:55am

re: #512 RogueOne

"It does not suck to be you"

Every Bart Simpson chalkboard quote:
Image: chalkboard.jpg

Okay...I can't believe I read most of those...but Bart's right, "We do need no education."

And Spongebob isn't a contraceptive.

525 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:31:58am

Dems swat down Paul's amendment to deny aid for Egypt

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Thursday denied Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) his request for a "10-minute vote" on an amendment to strip Egypt of foreign aid until it returns 19 Americans they are detaining.

They are holding 19 Americans? I didn't know it was that many. Wouldn't that be considered holding hostages and where is the MSM on this?

526 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:33:36am

re: #525 NJDhockeyfan

Dems swat down Paul's amendment to deny aid for Egypt

They are holding 19 Americans? I didn't know it was that many. Wouldn't that be considered holding hostages and where is the MSM on this?

Maybe they're terrorist Americans. Then it's OK to detain them indefinitely.

527 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:34:43am

re: #525 NJDhockeyfan

Dems swat down Paul's amendment to deny aid for Egypt

They are holding 19 Americans? I didn't know it was that many. Wouldn't that be considered holding hostages and where is the MSM on this?

No, they've been arrested.

[Link: www.npr.org...]

Basically, the military-- which is running the show-- doesn't like that the NGOs are still supporting the pro-democracy protests.

528 Gretchen G.Tiger  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:36:23am

Morning all!

Just a drive-by to wish everyone a great day!

529 RogueOne  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:36:40am

re: #527 Obdicut

They picked up a hoosier college kid a couple months ago. They released him and he got his ass back home. That event should have been a big warning flag to the rest of the americans in country.

530 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:37:44am

re: #522 Director of the Stratosphere

Upchuck Norris can't fight his way out of a paper bag on his wingnut head.

22 Chuck Norris Facts

1. Chuck Norris’ tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried.
2. Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.
3. Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.
4. The chief export of Chuck Norris is pain.
5. Chuck Norris defines love as the reluctance to murder. If you’re still alive, it’s because Chuck Norris loves you.
6. Chuck Norris isn’t hung like a horse. Horses are hung like Chuck Norris.
7. If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can’t see Chuck Norris you may be only seconds away from death.
8. Rather than being birthed like a normal child, Chuck Norris instead decided to punch his way out of his mother’s womb.
9. There are no disabled people. Only people who have met Chuck Norris.
10. Chuck Norris can win a game of Monopoly without owning any property.
11. There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chuck Norris allows to live.
12. In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Chuck Norris, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone has ever gotten.
13. Chuck Norris invented cancer because he was tired of killing people
14. In an average living room there are 1,242 objects Chuck Norris could use to kill you, including the room itself.
15. Chuck Norris is the only man to ever defeat a brick wall in a game of tennis.
16. Chuck Norris is the reason why Waldo is hiding.
17. When Chuck Norris goes to donate blood, he declines the syringe, and instead requests a hand gun and a bucket.
18. Chuck Norris has two speeds: walk and kill.
19.When Chuck Norris jumps into a body of water, he doesn’t get wet. The water gets Chuck Norris instead.
20. Chuck Norris can divide by zero.
21. Chuck Norris can set ants on fire with a magnifying glass. At night.
22. When Chuck Norris runs with scissors, other people get hurt.

531 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:38:09am

derp

532 darthstar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:39:04am

re: #530 NJDhockeyfan

22 Chuck Norris Facts

Chuck Norris stopped being interesting, or funny, after The Octagon.

533 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:39:29am

re: #527 Obdicut

No, they've been arrested.

[Link: www.npr.org...]

Basically, the military-- which is running the show-- doesn't like that the NGOs are still supporting the pro-democracy protests.

I'm no Rand Paul fan in the least but I support this amendment. We should tell them to release those Americans or the money stops coming in.

534 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:40:26am

re: #533 NJDhockeyfan

I'm no Rand Paul fan in the least but I support this amendment. We should tell them to release those Americans or the money stops coming in.

On what grounds?

535 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:40:28am

re: #532 darthstar

Chuck Norris stopped being interesting, or funny, after The Octagon.

C'mon, those are still funny.

536 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:41:56am

re: #533 NJDhockeyfan

I'm no Rand Paul fan in the least but I support this amendment. We should tell them to release those Americans or the money stops coming in.

To put it another way, there are two questions:

1. Should we give money to Egypt, given that it's currently run by the military and has Islamicist parties rising in the democratic portions of government?

2. Should we try to interfere with their judicial process to free the Americans who have been arrested?

That they arrested Americans isn't a reason to cut them off. The reasons why they arrested them might be, but then it doesn't have to do with these particular cases.

537 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:41:59am

re: #534 Obdicut

On what grounds?

What do you mean? What charges are they being held on?

538 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:42:21am

re: #526 Director of the Stratosphere

Maybe they're terrorist Americans. Then it's OK to detain them indefinitely.

Heck why the heck would they be in Egypt in the first place it they weren't sympathetic to the Moozlamic Brotherhood? For sure they're terrorist symps. Otherwise the military government there would have them arrested. Heck maybe some of them even work for that Communistic Doctor's Without Borders or something.

[Country music.]

539 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:43:14am

Things you learn every day. Had no idea hoosier is pronounced hoo-zher. Why, I wonder.

Then there's the etymology.

[Link: www.indiana.edu...]

540 RogueOne  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:43:58am

This is old but:

Romney Drove A Canadian-Made Car In Detroit Ad
Oops. Not the message he was trying to send.
[Link: www.buzzfeed.com...]

Mitt Romney's new Michigan ad, designed to showcase his roots in the state, could have used some more vetting.

Romney, who drives a 2012 Chrysler 300 sedan in the ad, is actually not driving a car built in Michigan or even in the United States — that model is assembled in Canada.

They have a point. If he want drive around in an american made car he should have used a Toyota Camry.

541 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:44:35am

re: #537 NJDhockeyfan

What do you mean? What charges are they being held on?

The charges are murky and vague, but again, that's not really relevant. If they released the Americans, they'd still be the same people who decided to arrest them, and they'd still be arresting Egyptians and others for the same 'crimes'.

I'm pointing out that saying 'release them or we won't give you any more money' might get the very short-term solution of getting those Americans out, but A) it's pretty close to paying ransom, which we don't do and B) it doesn't solve the underlying problem.

542 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:46:30am
543 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:46:46am

re: #541 Obdicut

On the opposite of that, though, is that citizens in trouble are usually a higher priority to their state, all things considered. So saying that the same would be done to Egyptians by the junta is not part of the equation when it comes to release of these particular people

544 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:47:03am

But that's Think Progress! They's is Communists and anti-Israel!

//

545 darthstar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:48:01am

re: #540 RogueOne

This is old but:

Romney Drove A Canadian-Made Car In Detroit Ad
Oops. Not the message he was trying to send.
[Link: www.buzzfeed.com...]

They have a point. If he want drive around in an american made car he should have used a Toyota Camry.

I fucking hate Camrys. Nearly every time I get behind a shitty driver, he/she is in a Camry.

That said, I don't think where a car is from is important to Mitt Romney, who is a native of Michigan, Massachusettes, New Hampshire, California, and a few other places.

546 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:50:36am

re: #543 Director of the Stratosphere

On the opposite of that, though, is that citizens in trouble are usually a higher priority to their state, all things considered. So saying that the same would be done to Egyptians by the junta is not part of the equation when it comes to release of these particular people

Sure, sure, American efforts to get out Americans makes perfect sense, I'm just saying tying it to the aid in particular doesn't-- especially since it's very close to ransom.

Egypt's military appears to be trying to draw a line of "Don't try to influence our government with your pro-democracy ways". The US can say "Fine, well, we only give money to countries that allow NGOs to operate", but it'd be a lie, since we support a lot of other shithead states that are highly anti-democratic.

547 darthstar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:51:04am

re: #542 Gus

Rand Paul Blocks Senate Transportation Bill Over Aid To Egypt

[Burp.]

Rand Paul is as crazy as a shit-house rat. If the Senate wants to get anything done before 2014, they'll need to modify Senate rules in January so Paul can't be a one-man filibuster.

548 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:51:39am

re: #541 Obdicut

The charges are murky and vague, but again, that's not really relevant. If they released the Americans, they'd still be the same people who decided to arrest them, and they'd still be arresting Egyptians and others for the same 'crimes'.

I'm pointing out that saying 'release them or we won't give you any more money' might get the very short-term solution of getting those Americans out, but A) it's pretty close to paying ransom, which we don't do and B) it doesn't solve the underlying problem.

Here's what Egypt arrested them for...

Egypt orders trial for U.S. citizens

CAIRO — Relations between Washington and Cairo plummeted further when Egypt's military-controlled government announced that 19 Americans working for pro-democracy groups, including the son of a Cabinet official, would be ordered to stand trial on licensing and financial charges.

The provocative decision Sunday by investigating judges comes as the U.S. has threatened to suspend $1.3 billion in annual aid to Egypt's military. It highlights the widening divide between Washington and one of its closest allies over democratic reforms at a time of sweeping political upheaval across North Africa and the Middle East.

State media reported judges have referred 43 people, including 19 Americans, to be prosecuted on charges of violating foreign funding laws for nongovernmental organizations working in Egypt. One of them is reported to be Sam LaHood, the Egypt director of the Washington-based International Republican Institute, or IRI, and son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

The younger LaHood and other Americans working for IRI received haven last month at the U.S. Embassy amid fears they might be arrested after a travel ban was placed upon them. Employees at two other U.S.-based groups -- Freedom House and the National Democratic Institute -- are also under investigation. The charges reportedly carry a penalty of up to five years in prison.

549 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:55:50am

re: #548 NJDhockeyfan

Did you read the article I linked above? The charges get a little vague when you drill down into them. It basically is a charge of "supporting the wrong people at the wrong time", or, more broadly "being a foreign organization attempting to influence Egyptian elections".

I don't know whether the US allows foreign NGOs to attempt to influence US elections, but even in the sad state of our campaign finance law, I doubt it. If Egyptians came to the US and set up an NGO to support various parties and positions, I assume you'd have a problem with that, right?

So, if they really were an open democracy, it actually would be pretty shitty of the US NGOs to try to influence their elections. But they're not, the military still maintains a lot of the power and the democratic process is pretty uncertain. And whether these people accused actually did do anything to try to influence elections I have no clue.

550 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:56:07am

I wonder what other country in the ME region has laws against NGO influence. Let me think.

[Pondering.]

551 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 6:57:49am

re: #550 Gus

Didn't that proposal go down in flames? I kinda lost track of that.

552 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:00:35am

re: #551 Director of the Stratosphere

Didn't that proposal go down in flames? I kinda lost track of that.

I lost track too. Probably still in debate?

553 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:02:21am

The Australian journalist Austin Mackell who was detained with Derek Ludovici wrote about his frightening experience.

Arrested: inside my Egyptian nightmare

554 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:03:03am

re: #551 Director of the Stratosphere

Didn't that proposal go down in flames? I kinda lost track of that.

It was different-- in one respect it was quite broad, it was about all NGOs, not just NGOs trying to influence elections.

It was reworded, so that the punitive parts really only affected political orgs, and those bills passed.

[Link: israeltoday.co.il...]

Though the biggest red flag in the Egyptian arrests is that part of what they've arrested people for is establishing an NGO without permission of the government. First of all, given that stuff has been so transitory and tumultuous, it's obviously silly to start cracking down hard on rules and regulations so quickly. But also, it's the government saying that only NGOs it approves of can exist. Theoretically, the government could approve an NGO agitating for reform of the government, but I somehow doubt it.

555 darthstar  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:04:37am

re: #550 Gus

I wonder what other country in the ME region has laws against NGO influence. Let me think.

[Pondering.]

I'll take 'All of the above' for 1,000, Alex.

556 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:04:59am

Suddenly people discover that Egypt is being governed by a draconian military regime only after Western citizens are detained. When it was and still is affecting Egyptians? Not so much.

557 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:07:38am

re: #554 Obdicut

Aha.

A quote from there:

"So the idea here, obviously is that a 'democratic' country must allow foreign governments, who represent foreign citizens and not Israelis, to interfere in its domestic politics by supporting organizations that range from the fringe left to beyond the fringe left. ...Imagine if Israel was funneling millions of Euros annually to Basque separatists in Spain, Flemish nationalists in Belgium, or to one of numerous neo-fascist fronts in Norway and France. I have a very strong feeling that the EU’s views of what 'democratic' countries must tolerate from foreign governments would change rather quickly."

I'm afraid this applies to the Egyptian situation too. What's good for the goose...

558 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:08:14am

Egypt sets Feb. 26 as start date for NGO trial

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt will begin hearing the criminal trial of 19 Americans and 24 others on Feb. 26 in a politically charged case against foreign-funded pro-democracy groups, the country's state news agency said Saturday.

The trial represents an escalation in what has become the deepest crisis in U.S.-Egyptian relations in decades. American officials have said the investigation could hinder the more than $1 billion in U.S. aid that Cairo receives. Egyptian authorities have blasted what they call U.S. interference in legal affairs.

Egypt's state news agency reported that the trial would open before a Cairo court on Feb. 26. It said 19 of the 43 defendants are Americans and 16 are Egyptians. The rest are Germans, Palestinians and Jordanians.
The Americans work for four U.S.-based groups: the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, Freedom House and a group that trains journalists.

Only seven of the Americans are in Egypt, and all have been barred from travel. Some have sought refuge at the American Embassy in Cairo, including Sam LaHood, who heads IRI's Egypt office and is the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

It remains unclear if they will attend the trial. U.S. Embassy officials were not immediately available for comment.

559 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:09:24am

re: #557 Director of the Stratosphere

(And obviously, I disagree that there should be such limits. Both in Egypt and Israel.)

560 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:10:05am

re: #556 Gus

Suddenly people discover that Egypt is being governed by a draconian military regime only after Western citizens are detained. When it was and still is affecting Egyptians? Not so much.

Meet the new bosse(s), same as the old boss

SPRING!!!

561 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:10:53am

re: #560 sattv4u2

Meet the new bosse(s), same as the old boss

SPRING!!!

But it is the old boss. The same people who were there under Mubarak.

562 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:11:30am

re: #561 Director of the Stratosphere

But it is the old boss. The same people who were there under Mubarak.

Hence the "same" !!

563 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:12:11am

re: #562 sattv4u2

Hence the "same" !!

It usually means "different people, same methods", not "same people".

564 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:12:18am

Gotta go work some today. You guys have a great day!

BTW...YOU'RE ALL WRONG!
//

565 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:12:43am

re: #557 Director of the Stratosphere

The original Israeli bill-- which affected all NGOs, not just those attempting to influence policy-- was obviously far too broad. The newer one is a lot more in line with what most democracies have.

And I'd point out that, while I agree that Egypt as a sovereign state should be able to ban foreign NGO influence on elections, I don't believe they are a functional democracy and so aren't the gander to Israel's goose.

566 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:13:18am

re: #559 Director of the Stratosphere

(And obviously, I disagree that there should be such limits. Both in Egypt and Israel.)

Wait, you don't think there should be any limit on foreign money funding an NGO attempting to influence a governmental policy? As a matter of principle, or what?

567 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:15:56am

re: #565 Obdicut

The original Israeli bill-- which affected all NGOs, not just those attempting to influence policy-- was obviously far too broad. The newer one is a lot more in line with what most democracies have.

If the bill limits human rights organizations under pretense of "limiting political influence", screw the bill.

And I'd point out that, while I agree that Egypt as a sovereign state should be able to ban foreign NGO influence on elections, I don't believe they are a functional democracy and so aren't the gander to Israel's goose.

Actually, you have just agreed that they are, on this issie, since you agreed that Egypt should be able to ban foreign influence. That they aren't in other situations is another matter.

568 RogueOne  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:16:13am

re: #557 Director of the Stratosphere

Aha.

A quote from there:

I'm afraid this applies to the Egyptian situation too. What's good for the goose...

True but their behavior should certainly be part of the debate over whether we should give them billions in aid. I wouldn't order in the Marines (yet) but I would certainly hold that aid check.

My assumption is that people like boxer (and McCain) are trying to tamp down the uproar to give the state dept. time to work this out.

569 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:17:13am

re: #566 Obdicut

Wait, you don't think there should be any limit on foreign money funding an NGO attempting to influence a governmental policy? As a matter of principle, or what?

Insofar it concerns human rights, yes.

570 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:18:00am

re: #568 RogueOne

That's another issue. Obviously, those who have levers can use them.

571 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:18:05am

re: #560 sattv4u2

Meet the new bosse(s), same as the old boss

SPRING!!!

Spring precedes Summer however. I'm rejecting this notion that the Arab Spring served or serves no purpose. There is this idea that they should have left well enough alone and not have overthrown Mubarak (although many in his regime are still in power). He remains a criminal facing trial even under the military power. It was the people of Egypt that decided this and not the American people nor I. They decided this was the best route for the future of Egypt and when push comes to shove it's none of my business. So Arab Spring? More power to them. The work has just begun.

572 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:19:30am

re: #563 Director of the Stratosphere

It usually means "different people, same methods", not "same people".

literary license!

573 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:19:46am

re: #569 Director of the Stratosphere

Insofar it concerns human rights, yes.

Who gets to define what human rights are?

574 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:19:51am

re: #572 sattv4u2

literary license!

Motion dismissed.

575 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:20:28am

re: #573 Obdicut

Who gets to define what human rights are?

Sorry, I'm not going to engage such a broad question.

576 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:20:50am

re: #571 Gus

So Arab Spring? More power to them. The work has just begun.

I'm actually optimistic about it

577 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:21:21am

re: #567 Director of the Stratosphere

Actually, you have just agreed that they are, on this issie, since you agreed that Egypt should be able to ban foreign influence. That they aren't in other situations is another matter.

Oh, I spoke unclearly. I'm kind of a radical-- I don't think undemocratic states are valid. How this belief could actually tie into a working foreign policy I have no clue.

578 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:21:48am

re: #574 Director of the Stratosphere

Motion dismissed.

side bar, your honor!

(i'll have a vodka martini,, straight up,, with olives)

579 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:23:13am

re: #575 Director of the Stratosphere

Sorry, I'm not going to engage such a broad question.

That's okay, but then it renders your 'Insofar it concerns human rights, yes' statement hard to interpret, if you won't define the term 'human rights'.

For example, property rights can be broadly classified under human rights, and yet organizations often promote them at the expense of other human rights.

580 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:24:46am
581 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:28:58am

re: #577 Obdicut

Oh, I spoke unclearly. I'm kind of a radical-- I don't think undemocratic states are valid. How this belief could actually tie into a working foreign policy I have no clue.

There is no some international super-body that decides what states are democratic, what are pseudo-democratic, etc. Every pseudo-democratic state sees itself as democratic, and is thus able to use the "what's good for the goose" argument to use or misuse measures of democratic states. Which is why democratic and pseudo-democratic states have to play by largely the same rules - unless democratic states are willing to label the pseudo-democratic states as such and, most importantly, act on this.

(I'm leaving the question of continuum aside - democracy is not an on/off state.)

582 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:31:12am

re: #579 Obdicut

That's okay, but then it renders your 'Insofar it concerns human rights, yes' statement hard to interpret, if you won't define the term 'human rights'.

For example, property rights can be broadly classified under human rights, and yet organizations often promote them at the expense of other human rights.

Yes, just as some of my statements on porn might be hard to interpret if I don't define porn. But for the sake of internet discussions I'm willing to stop at that.

583 RogueOne  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:31:40am

re: #582 Director of the Stratosphere

Yes, just as some of my statements on porn might be hard to interpret if I don't define porn. But for the sake of internet discussions I'm willing to stop at that.

Well, now I'm curious....

584 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:32:33am

re: #582 Director of the Stratosphere

Yes, just as some of my statements on porn might be hard to interpret if I don't define porn. But for the sake of internet discussions I'm willing to stop at that.

Do tell ,,, and I'll need photos/ DVD's!!

///

585 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:32:36am

re: #583 RogueOne

Well, now I'm curious...

I don't actually make statements on porn. But I knew it would make some people curious!

/

586 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:33:56am

Teaching a ‘Halal Way to Make a Living’

Eleventy! No Butterball turkeys were involved in the taping of this segment.

587 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:35:00am

re: #581 Director of the Stratosphere

There is no some international super-body that decides what states are democratic, what are pseudo-democratic, etc.

I know. I'm speaking from my personal perspective.

Every pseudo-democratic state sees itself as democratic, and is thus able to use the "what's good for the goose" argument to use or misuse measures of democratic states.

I don't actually think that they think of themselves as democratic, most of the time. But who knows.

Which is why democratic and pseudo-democratic states have to play by largely the same rules - unless democratic states are willing to label the pseudo-democratic states as such and, most importantly, act on this.

Aye, there's the rub.

588 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:37:42am

re: #582 Director of the Stratosphere

Yes, just as some of my statements on porn might be hard to interpret if I don't define porn. But for the sake of internet discussions I'm willing to stop at that.

Okay, but that would obviously be the next step in the discussion. Say that Heartland wants to spend a bunch of money down in Costa Rica encouraging nuisance freedom of information type attacks on climate scientists and ecologists there. It could be easily done under the rubric of human rights-- as could an organization claiming the current government was trampling human rights and should be ousted and have a right-wing government put in place.

589 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:42:58am

re: #587 Obdicut

They don't actually think either, they're states ;) But both for internal and external consumption they present themselves as democratic, and have the formal democratic "skeleton"/framework. Which is what I mean.

So the problem I see with "limiting influence bill" is two-fold.

First of all, shitting on human rights NGOs in democratic countries legitimizes the same for pseudo-democratic countries.

Second, democratic countries do not always act democratic, and may, for periods of time, be in a state of "illness", all with the support of the majority or at least plurality of the population. Which is why human rights NGOs should be able to act unhindered in democratic countries too.

590 Obdicut  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:44:10am

re: #589 Director of the Stratosphere

I conditionally agree-- again, depending on what you define 'human rights' organizations as.

591 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:47:45am

re: #588 Obdicut

I don't see why any such nuisance cannot be solved within the confines of normal laws. You don't like calls for ousting of governments, you prohibit such calls. It will not hinder any bona fide human rights org.

592 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:49:52am

re: #591 Director of the Stratosphere

And frivolous FOIA-like requests that hinder work only mean that there's something wrong with the procedure. This is a technical matter.

593 Killgore Trout  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:51:52am

Italian police seize $6 trillion of fake U.S. bonds

The fake securities, worth more than a third of U.S. national debt, were seized in January from a Swiss trust company where they were held in three large trunks.
...
Potenza's prosecutor Giovanni Colangelo said an international network "in many countries" was behind the forgeries.

Italian daily Corriere della Sera said on its website that the criminal network was believed to be interested in acquiring plutonium, citing sources at the prosecutors' office.

I wonder what they wanted the plutonium for.

594 Killgore Trout  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:55:27am

Hamas Rejects Egypt Plan to Bring Gaza Fuel Via Israeli Crossing

Hamas warned this week that hospitals are running out of fuel for generators and food shortages are likely as manufacturers may be forced to halt production. Abu Al-Amreen said that Hamas proposed bringing the Egyptian fuel via Rafah or direct underground pipelines.

No fuel for civilian power but there's no shortage of rockets.
Report: Rocket fired towards Israel explodes on Gaza home

A rocket fired by terrorists in Gaza towards Israel on Saturday instead exploded on a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip, but there were no casualties, AFP reported.

The rocket reportedly exploded prematurely and damaged a house.

The report came after three additional rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, including one Grad-type rocket that was exploded near Beersheba.

595 RogueOne  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:55:54am

This is beyond stupid. Even when the police dept does the right thing and the prosecutor and jury follow along the judge gets in the way:

Probation for Miramar cop in official misconduct case
[Link: www.orlandosentinel.com...]

A Miramar police officer who was found guilty in December of official misconduct won't have a felony conviction on his record as long as he stays out of trouble with the law for the next two years, a Broward County judge ruled Friday.

Jean Paul Jacobi, 39, faced a maximum of five years in prison after a jury returned a guilty verdict Dec. 19 on charges of official misconduct, falsifying records and criminal mischief. The accusations stemmed from a 2010 incident in which he, Detective Jennifer Conger and two other officers searched the apartment of a suspected drug dealer without a warrant.
....
But Singhal went easy on Jacobi, withholding adjudication and giving him two years' probation. Withholding adjudication keeps the jury's decision from becoming a formal conviction. If Jacobi is asked on a future employment application whether he has ever been convicted of a felony, he can truthfully answer "no."

That way when he gets off probation he can get another job as a cop and continue to violate his oath and the civil rights of the community. Good idea.

596 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:56:06am

Jawa report.

597 RogueOne  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 7:56:24am

re: #593 Killgore Trout

Italian police seize $6 trillion of fake U.S. bonds

I wonder what they wanted the plutonium for.

Glow in the dark watch hands?

598 Bear  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:01:09am

This may hurt. [Link: www.adn.com...] Wonder how much gas will cost now for the folks in the service area.

599 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:03:56am

re: #597 RogueOne

Glow in the dark watch hands?

I'll wait for the "final report."

[Cough.]

600 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:05:52am

re: #593 Killgore Trout

I wonder what they wanted the plutonium for

Costume jewelry !?!?

601 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:08:57am

re: #596 Gus

Jawa report.

Where?

602 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:09:21am

re: #601 Director of the Stratosphere

Where?

Nada.

603 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:09:57am

re: #602 Gus

Nada.

Already, or at all? ;)

604 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:09:58am

The atheists are having a gathering in the National Mall next month.

We know that Steve Martin song will be the Hymn, but who's gonna give the invocation?

605 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:11:24am

re: #604 Long Nics are Looonnng

The atheists are having a gathering in the National Mall next month.

We know that Steve Martin song will be the Hymn, but who's gonna give the invocation?

Obama! But he will be in the Occupy mask for obvious reasons.

606 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:12:07am

Narrowing of the American mind?

Derp! Right. Pat Buchanan wouldn't last 30 seconds at the BBC.

607 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:14:33am

re: #606 Gus

He says he does think homosexuality is unnatural, but implicitly denies he is racist.

Natural or not, homosexuality is certainly more natural than using computers or writing books. So, Pat, leave your clothes at home, and go find a cave or a tree to live in. That will be 100% natural.

608 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:22:29am

re: #607 Director of the Stratosphere

Natural or not, homosexuality is certainly more natural than using computers or writing books. So, Pat, leave your clothes at home, and go find a cave or a tree to live in. That will be 100% natural.

Where to begin. Thoughts. Their tired old argument is that heterosexual mating is a natural or required act required for procreation of the species. Homosexuality does not lead to procreation therefore it is unnatural. Of course most of heterosexual sexual behavior is not done for procreation. At the same time bisexual and homosexual behavior is also observed in non-human species. Using their logic then any heterosexual couple that does not engage in the act of procreation is an unnatural coupling.

609 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:24:46am

But people can still keep up with Pat Buchanan's writings if they wish. They simply can navigate their browser to Townhall, VDARE or Stormfront.

610 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:28:21am

re: #421 Meh.

You want to know arrogant?

Picture the average Caltech class. Every guy/gal there was the smartest in their school. Now they get humbled, no longer being the smartest.

Except for those few who are still the smartest in the room.

I couldn't even stand to be around that guy. He had a field around him that ticked me off without him even saying anything.

You know my brother?

Actually, he's very nice (as far as I can tell), despite fitting the first part of your description.

611 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:29:23am

re: #420 freetoken

I'm quite sure many of us here land on the right side of the testing curves... some of us far into the right-side tail.

But... does it really matter in the end?

[Video]

I had that song stuck in my head yesterday. Not as nice a version as what you posted, though.

612 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:29:41am

re: #573 Obdicut

Who gets to define what human rights are?

Lone human philosophers, or large numbers of big humans with guns.

613 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:32:54am

re: #608 Gus

Where to begin. Thoughts. Their tired old argument is that heterosexual mating is a natural or required act required for procreation of the species. Homosexuality does not lead to procreation therefore it is unnatural. Of course most of heterosexual sexual behavior is not done for procreation. At the same time bisexual and homosexual behavior is also observed in non-human species. Using their logic then any heterosexual couple that does not engage in the act of procreation is an unnatural coupling.

Yes. That's also the argument that is probably used against contraception sometimes.

614 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:34:56am

Anybody know if Taslima Nasrin has mixed it with the bigots? She has a Condell quote on her FP, but that's passable, considering her history. Lots of her links are left-wing. (She's going to speak at that atheist gathering.)

615 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:37:09am

re: #612 Decatur Deb

OT

I'll be in your fair state on Thursday/ Friday

(don't you owe me dinner and drinks, btw!?!?!//)

616 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:38:36am

Really now. There has to be some guilt built into fucking. Otherwise? It's all we'd do and... well? Not fucking? Gets shit done.

617 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:39:44am

re: #614 Director of the Stratosphere

Anybody know if Taslima Nasrin has mixed it with the bigots? She has a Condell quote on her FP, but that's passable, considering her history. Lots of her links are left-wing. (She's going to speak at that atheist gathering.)

First I've heard of her.

618 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:41:33am

AFA spokesman Bryan Fischer demands Muslim immigrants convert to Christianity

619 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:42:22am

re: #618 Director of the Stratosphere

YT:

So let me get this straight, when you're moving to a new land you have to embrace the faith of the people already living there? So when this asshole is going to start worshipping the mighty Gitche Manitou?

620 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:43:15am

re: #617 Gus

First I've heard of her.

S'okay

She's prolly never heard of you either!

621 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:43:56am

re: #615 sattv4u2

OT

I'll be in your fair state on Thursday/ Friday

(don't you owe me dinner and drinks, btw!?!?!//)

We specialize in peanuts and sweet tea. The BBQ is good, too, but not NC standards. Going for another look at Auburn?

622 _RememberTonyC  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:44:07am

This is hardly an original thought, but for a party that supposedly wants the government to stay out of people's private affairs, a lot of people in the GOP sure seem obsessed with getting VERY involved in people's private affairs.

623 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:47:12am

re: #614 Director of the Stratosphere

Anybody know if Taslima Nasrin has mixed it with the bigots? She has a Condell quote on her FP, but that's passable, considering her history. Lots of her links are left-wing. (She's going to speak at that atheist gathering.)

Wanna have fun? Read some of the comments here.

jim
You will find that it is very hard to get thousands of people to rally based on a negative belief. Really. Rally because they do *not* believe a thing?

George
People who feel the need to proclaim that that they DON”T believe something by demonstrating are the very definition of oxy-morons.

Ryan
You call it liberating? Many people have tried to pretend there is no God but they are only hurting themselves. The evidence is all around you. You look at a watch and think “there must be a designer”, but you look at a person and think there is none? Interestingly Dawkins believes there is a designer. He believes it is aliens from outer space which tells me he just hates God, its not that he doesnt believe in him.

Woodrow
Atheists are a huge factor in the moral decline of our society.While Christians and God fearing people do nothing to effect an atheists life,atheists are in fact effecting ours.Our once great nation will be judged for its murder of unborn babies,and all the abominations that have become common place in our way of life.I will pray for these people and hope that they find God.What is their hope for me?That I not care for the sick and lost?That I not donate to missions and feed the poor?That I believe that I will one day enter a grave and be no more?That would be unbearably depressing.

624 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:48:50am

re: #623 Gus

Where's the promised fun?//

625 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:50:29am

re: #614 Director of the Stratosphere

Anybody know if Taslima Nasrin has mixed it with the bigots? She has a Condell quote on her FP, but that's passable, considering her history. Lots of her links are left-wing. (She's going to speak at that atheist gathering.)

Will they set aside a Snickering Zone for agnostics?

626 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:51:35am

re: #621 Decatur Deb

We specialize in peanuts and sweet tea. The BBQ is good, too, but not NC standards. Going for another look at Auburn?

Yeah,,, "Engineering Day" on Friday

Accepted students basically go to classes for a day. Talk to professors, students, etc

Son and I coming in Thursday night because it starts at 8 a.m. Friday

627 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:52:10am

re: #622 _RememberTonyC

JUST the man i've been looking for

628 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:52:24am

re: #625 Decatur Deb

Will they set aside a Snickering Zone for agnostics?

My atheist gathering will have an Agnostic Dunk Tank. One dollar per ball.

//

629 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:52:41am

re: #622 _RememberTonyC

This is hardly an original thought, but for a party that supposedly wants the government to stay out of people's private affairs, a lot of people in the GOP sure seem obsessed with getting VERY involved in people's private affairs parts.

FTFY.

630 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:52:47am

re: #625 Decatur Deb

Will they set aside a Snickering Zone for agnostics?

Isn't that what atheist do too tho?;)

631 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:53:33am

re: #630 Director of the Stratosphere

Isn't that what atheist do too tho?;)

Better to be snickered at than face eternal damnation. Or a public decapitation.

//

632 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:54:26am

re: #631 Gus

Better to be snickered at than face eternal damnation. Or a public decapitation.

//

Y U NO HAVE HONOR?!


//

633 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:54:56am

re: #630 Director of the Stratosphere

Isn't that what atheist do too tho?;)

Not as broadly as agnostics.

634 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:55:24am

re: #622 _RememberTonyC

hit me up with an e-mail if/ when you get a chance. I may have an opportunity open here (at work)

635 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:55:27am

re: #633 Decatur Deb

Not as broadly as agnostics.

How come?

636 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:56:36am

re: #635 Director of the Stratosphere

How come?

Atheist snickerers miss fully half the spectrum.

637 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:58:46am

re: #636 Decatur Deb

Atheist snickerers miss fully half the spectrum.

What do they miss, exactly?

638 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 8:59:16am

Centrists are always clamoring over each other trying to snicker. They get to sit on the fence and proclaim "you're both wrong!"

//

639 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:00:10am

re: #637 Director of the Stratosphere

What do they miss, exactly?

Those who, like the priests, insist they can describe a land they have never visited.

640 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:01:01am

re: #639 Decatur Deb

Those who, like the priests, insist they can describe a land they have never visited.

And how do you know they take half a spectrum, rather than, say, a very small part of it?

641 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:01:32am

This should freak 'em out.

Atheists to the Rescue: Changing Misconceptions and Rebuilding after Katrina
University of Illinois Campus Crusade for Christ and Atheists, Agnostics, and Freethinkers - nSpring Break Trip 2008

642 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:03:20am

re: #640 Director of the Stratosphere

And how do you know they take half a spectrum, rather than, say, a very small part of it?

Just making a center-biased guess, because I don't know the size of the spectrum.

643 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:03:40am

Hmm. That's pretty cool. Never saw that before.

644 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:05:16am

re: #642 Decatur Deb

Just making a center-biased guess, because I don't know the size of the spectrum.

Well then, it's a pretty unfounded statistic. I, for one, don't know the percentage of atheists who would claim with certainty that god does not exist. Atheism, after all, is merely a lack of belief in god, and I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out that most atheists are agnostics to boot.

645 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:05:30am

I was out like a light yesterday. Blech.

646 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:09:05am

re: #644 Director of the Stratosphere

Well then, it's a pretty unfounded statistic. I, for one, don't know the percentage of atheists who would claim with certainty that god does not exist. Atheism, after all, is merely a lack of belief in god, and I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out that most atheists are agnostics to boot.

We're breaking down into a definitional argument (the same one I have had with years with my son). You suggest "Hard" and "Soft" atheists, I include the Softies with us agnostics. Helps us with our membership stats.

647 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:09:16am

re: #644 Director of the Stratosphere

Well then, it's a pretty unfounded statistic. I, for one, don't know the percentage of atheists who would claim with certainty that god does not exist. Atheism, after all, is merely a lack of belief in god, and I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out that most atheists are agnostics to boot.

I'm not.
Gods simply do not exist.

648 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:10:18am

re: #647 Varek Raith

I'm not.
Gods simply do not exist.

We must compel others to believe think the same.

Join us!

//

649 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:11:21am

re: #648 Gus

We must compel others to believe think the same.

Join us!

//

Nah, too busy eating a sausage biscuit that I made.

650 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:11:37am

re: #646 Decatur Deb

We're breaking down into a definitional argument (the same one I have had with years with my son). You suggest "Hard" and "Soft" atheists, I include the Softies with us agnostics. Helps us with our membership stats.

You're an Evangelical Agnostic?

651 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:11:47am

But there's nothing wrong with trying to convince others. It's a common human behavior. Everyone does it. So, if people want to "recruit" that's their right.

652 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:12:24am

re: #646 Decatur Deb

We're breaking down into a definitional argument (the same one I have had with years with my son). You suggest "Hard" and "Soft" atheists, I include the Softies with us agnostics. Helps us with our membership stats.

There is no contradiction. They're agnostic atheists. So I don't have to actually choose. One would have to choose only to build a strawman version of atheism to then snicker at it.

653 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:12:54am

re: #647 Varek Raith

I'm not.
Gods simply do not exist.

You're not. Others are.

654 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:13:13am

re: #650 wrenchwench

You're an Evangelical Agnostic?

Join us next month at the "We're Not Sure Rally" at the National Mall.

//

655 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:14:01am

America's right, you're wrong!
I win.
What are we fighting about anyway???
/

656 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:14:26am

re: #653 Director of the Stratosphere

You're not. Others are.

I don't believe in agnostics!

//

657 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:15:03am

re: #656 Gus

I don't believe in agnostics!

//

I'm not sure whether I believe in agnostics.

658 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:15:15am

re: #655 Varek Raith

America's right, you're wrong!
I win.
What are we fighting about anyway???
/

God, guns and gays.

//

659 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:15:31am

re: #641 Gus

This should freak 'em out.

Atheists to the Rescue: Changing Misconceptions and Rebuilding after Katrina
University of Illinois Campus Crusade for Christ and Atheists, Agnostics, and Freethinkers - nSpring Break Trip 2008

That's a counter to the usual barbershop BS: "You nevger see unbelievers out helping." I've driven tens of thousands of agnostic nails into Christian Habitat houses and taken teams of Catholic kids to work in Katrina tasks managed by the Salvation Army and Seventh Day Adventists. I like to think I'm exploiting the churchly for my purposes. (Our Habitat builders sign the raw walls of our houses, often with Bible verses. I quote Pink Floyd.)

660 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:16:06am

re: #650 wrenchwench

You're an Evangelical Agnostic?

Mildly, I unteach by example.

661 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:16:25am

re: #658 Gus

God, guns and gays.

//

Gay Gods with Guns

Rated X

662 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:16:49am

re: #661 Varek Raith

Gay Gods with Guns

Rated X

Pew, pew, pew!

663 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:18:04am

re: #652 Director of the Stratosphere

There is no contradiction. They're agnostic atheists. So I don't have to actually choose. One would have to choose only to build a strawman version of atheism to then snicker at it.

Some of those strawmen are walking around, spouting.

664 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:18:56am

And I might add that pure agnostics, who think that "the two sides are completely equal, philosophically" are the irrational ones. The rational ones are those who acknowledge that existence of gods is pretty unlikely, due to the sum of definitional, logical, historical and scientific arguments, but will still frown if someone will declare that there are no gods.

665 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:19:33am

re: #663 Decatur Deb

Some of those strawmen are walking around, spouting.

Others don't.

666 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:19:59am

Hail Stan.

667 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:20:23am

re: #664 Director of the Stratosphere

And I might add that pure agnostics, who think that "the two sides are completely equal, philosophically" are the irrational ones. The rational ones are those who acknowledge that existence of gods is pretty unlikely, due to the sum of definitional, logical, historical and scientific arguments, but will still frown if someone will declare that there are no gods.

Did you frown at Varek?

:(

668 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:20:54am

re: #664 Director of the Stratosphere

And I might add that pure agnostics, who think that "the two sides are completely equal, philosophically" are the irrational ones. The rational ones are those who acknowledge that existence of gods is pretty unlikely, due to the sum of definitional, logical, historical and scientific arguments, but will still frown if someone will declare that there are no gods.

I won't frown therefore your argument is invalid.

//

669 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:21:22am

re: #665 Director of the Stratosphere

Others don't.

I would call those "Quaker" atheist. I enjoy Quakers.

670 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:22:07am

must-go-fix-bikes

stop being entertaining, please

bbl

671 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:22:45am

re: #667 wrenchwench

Did you frown at Varek?

:(

Lol, it's all good.
:P

672 Achilles Tang  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:29:42am

re: #657 wrenchwench

I'm not sure whether I believe in agnostics.

Don't know what I've missed but I see it's (not?) about religion.

I believe agnostics don't know what they believe.

673 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:31:13am

re: #672 Red Sea Desjardini Tang

Don't know what I've missed but I see it's (not?) about religion.

I believe agnostics don't know what they believe.

But they know that, so it doesn't bother them.

674 Lidane  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:31:18am

Posted without comment:

Arizona Sheriff Rocked By Accusations Of Alleged Immigrant Ex-Boyfriend

Rising Republican star and well-known border hawk Sheriff Paul Babeu, who’s now running for Congress in Arizona, was hit Friday night with bombshell accusations from a Mexican immigrant who said he dated the sheriff for years and was threatened with deportation if he ever told anyone about their romance.

The Phoenix New Times newspaper broke the story on its website in a piece written by veteran journalist Monica Alonzo. The accusations came complete with text messages said to be between the two men as well as compromising photos purportedly of Babeu that are reminiscent of recent sex scandals that ended the careers of Congressmen Anthony Weiner and Chris Lee.

675 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:34:28am

re: #667 wrenchwench

Did you frown at Varek?

:(

It's a bit more complicated than what I've described.
There are two levels of discourse in which it is possible to say "there are no gods" with two different results.
One could be speaking in the absolute language and one could be speaking in everyday language of probabilities.
In everyday language phrases like "Napoleon existed" and "Santa does not exist" are unremarkable. It can be argued that despite there always being possible defeaters for these claims (e.g. maybe historical record about Napoleon was forged, and nobody has actually proved Santa does not exist, so there is a possibility of him existing) we don't frown at them. So if by "God doesn't exist" someone means "No, I don't claim absolute knowledge, but there are this, this and this probabilistic reasons to not seriosly consder God's existence", it's OK.

In absolute language - such as might be used in philosophical musings - the absolute claim of gods not existing is pretty problematic.

676 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:35:47am

re: #675 Director of the Stratosphere

FTAF!

bb more l

677 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:38:39am

re: #675 Director of the Stratosphere

It's a bit more complicated than what I've described.
There are two levels of discourse in which it is possible to say "there are no gods" with two different results.
One could be speaking in the absolute language and one could be speaking in everyday language of probabilities.
In everyday language phrases like "Napoleon existed" and "Santa does not exist" are unremarkable. It can be argued that despite there always being possible defeaters for these claims (e.g. maybe historical record about Napoleon was forged, and nobody has actually proved Santa does not exist, so there is a possibility of him existing) we don't frown at them. So if by "God doesn't exist" someone means "No, I don't claim absolute knowledge, but there are this, this and this probabilistic reasons to not seriosly consder God's existence", it's OK.

In absolute language - such as might be used in philosophical musings - the absolute claim of gods not existing is pretty problematic.

As long as you throw "probable" in there, you are pretty snicker-proof.

678 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:38:42am

re: #674 Lidane

Posted without comment:

Arizona Sheriff Rocked By Accusations Of Alleged Immigrant Ex-Boyfriend

Posted earlier with a tiny bit of comment.

Thanks for the update.

679 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:41:00am

re: #677 Decatur Deb

As long as you throw "probable" in there, you are pretty snicker-proof.

Got it! Santa probably doesn't exist. I'm pretty sure Napoleon existed. Also, I'm almost positive we're having this conversation (although I cannot exclude I'm hallucinating.)

//

680 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:43:20am

re: #678 wrenchwench

Oh la la...

681 Achilles Tang  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:44:56am

re: #675 Director of the Stratosphere

In absolute language - such as might be used in philosophical musings - the absolute claim of gods not existing is pretty problematic.

Problematic, as in can't prove a negative? Life is full of such "problems", but only in some cases do we take the unproven negative as proof of the positive (potential).

Personally I don't go for flying spaghetti monsters, but I do think there are scientists in another dimensional universe who created this one and have us all on the most popular reality show in the multiverse.

682 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:45:30am

re: #679 Director of the Stratosphere

Got it! Santa probably doesn't exist. I'm pretty sure Napoleon existed. Also, I'm almost positive we're having this conversation (although I cannot exclude I'm hallucinating.)

//

Heh--reminds me of our dormroom of sophomore seminarians at a late-night bull session. Created a Twilight-Zone reluctance to open the door, on the off chance nothing would be on the other side.

683 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:45:57am

Semi-flasback:

684 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:46:42am

re: #681 Red Sea Desjardini Tang

No, "can't prove a negative" is a myth anyway.

685 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:47:25am

I'm comfortable in my total non-belief in gods.

686 Lidane  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:49:14am

Ladies and gents, the GOP front-runner:

Rick Santorum questions Obama's Christian values

White House candidate Rick Santorum on Saturday questioned President Barack Obama's Christian values and attacked GOP rival Mitt Romney's Olympics leadership as he courted tea party activists and evangelical voters in Ohio, "ground zero" in the 2012 nomination fight.

Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator known for his social conservative policies, said that Obama's agenda is "not about you. It's not about your quality of life. It's not about your jobs. It's about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology."

687 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:49:15am
688 Achilles Tang  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:49:17am

re: #684 Director of the Stratosphere

No, "can't prove a negative" is a myth anyway.

Can you prove that?

689 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:49:58am

re: #685 Gus

I'm comfortable in my total non-belief in gods.

As am I.

690 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:50:56am

re: #688 Red Sea Desjardini Tang

Can you prove that?

Sure. Suppose someone gives you a box and says there's no 100$ in it. You open the box and find that there is no 100$ in it. QED.

691 Achilles Tang  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:51:02am

bbl

692 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:51:12am

re: #689 Director of the Stratosphere

As am I.

And I, but I still snicker.

693 _RememberTonyC  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:51:17am

re: #627 sattv4u2

JUST the man i've been looking for

I've been having big problems with this website on both ipad and laptop ...

694 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:51:48am

re: #692 Decatur Deb

And I, but I still snicker.

Everyone snickers. ;)

695 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:52:28am

Microsoft!? [Snicker] I only believe in Apple.

//

696 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:53:25am

re: #695 Gus

Microsoft!? [Snicker] I only believe in Apple.

//

The Penguinista snickers equally on you all.

697 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:53:50am

re: #695 Gus

Microsoft!? [Snicker] I only believe in Apple.

//

re: #696 Decatur Deb

The Penguinista snickers equally on you all.

Solaris or GTFO.

698 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:55:31am

re: #697 Varek Raith

re: #696 Decatur Deb

Solaris of GTFO.

Linux is the TRUE and only way.

//

699 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:56:39am

If it takes you less than 20 minutes to draw a circle on a computer then you're not really a TRUE computer expert.

//

700 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:57:29am

re: #698 Gus

Linux is the TRUE and only way.

//

"As a young man I believed in Free Love--it was the only kind I could afford."

--Spy Who Came In...

701 jaunte  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 9:57:40am

Loesch is still at it this morning, complaining about liberal 'false narratives.'

P.J. Nicolatore @NicoleGennette
.@DLoesch, "If a woman doesn’t want to be faced w/a [state-mandated] ultrasound then practice responsibility"

702 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:01:11am

Dana defends Buchanan:

[Link: bigjournalism.com...]

Regardless what you think of Pat Buchanan’s controversial and questionable views, it’s troublesome when the First Amendment is abridged by small, partisan groups who’ve made it their mission to streamline diversity of thought to less voices, not more.

It should be a rule that someone who misuses the 1st amd argument gets 5 lashes.

703 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:02:27am

re: #702 Director of the Stratosphere

Dana defends Buchanan:

[Link: bigjournalism.com...]

It should be a rule that someone who misuses the 1st amd argument gets 5 lashes.

Well then. I'm sure she feels the same way about Helen Thomas.

704 jaunte  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:02:40am

re: #702 Director of the Stratosphere

It's strange; she seems like the type to defend a corporation's right to hire and fire people at will.

705 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:03:44am

Due to my own profoundly inexcusable stupidity, I managed to lose (read: invite thieves to help themselves to) my digital SLR and 2 lenses. I'm nauseous over it. stupidstupidstupid. Everybody pity me for like 30 seconds.

706 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:04:08am

CNN suspends Roland Martin but doesn't suspend Dana Loesch?
WTF.

707 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:04:20am

re: #704 jaunte

It's strange; she seems like the type to defend a corporation's right to hire and fire people at will.

But their concept of the 1st amd is like their concept of religious freedom - when it comes to conservative "victims", it takes precedence even where it's not applicable.

708 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:04:37am

re: #705 Bishop Cornwallis Gobbletot

Due to my own profoundly inexcusable stupidity, I managed to lose (read: invite thieves to help themselves to) my digital SLR and 2 lenses. I'm nauseous over it. stupidstupidstupid. Everybody pity me for like 30 seconds.

What happened? Or should I not ask...

709 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:04:52am

re: #706 Varek Raith

CNN suspends Roland Martin but doesn't suspend Dana Loesch?
WTF.

I told you liberals are racists. //

710 Decatur Deb  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:05:12am

re: #705 Bishop Cornwallis Gobbletot

Due to my own profoundly inexcusable stupidity, I managed to lose (read: invite thieves to help themselves to) my digital SLR and 2 lenses. I'm nauseous over it. stupidstupidstupid. Everybody pity me for like 30 seconds.

Check your homeowner's insurance policy--and no, it isn't just for things in the home.

711 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:05:55am

re: #709 Director of the Stratosphere

I told you liberals are racists. //

Did you know that Robert Byrd was a...

//

712 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:06:37am
713 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:07:03am

re: #711 Gus

Did you know that Robert Byrd was a...

//

B B B BYRD BYRD BYRD BYRD IS A WORD

AAARFFHGMAKEMESTOPERFERFF#F#

714 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:07:35am

re: #713 Director of the Stratosphere

B B B BYRD BYRD BYRD BYRD IS A WORD

AAARFFHGMAKEMESTOPERFERFF#F#

715 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:08:42am

re: #714 Gus

[Video]

716 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:10:42am
717 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:12:54am

re: #716 Gus

The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird

[Video]

What manner of sorcery is that rotating automaton?

/

718 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:13:23am

re: #717 Director of the Stratosphere

What manner of sorcery is that rotating automaton?

/

See what you started now!? //

719 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:13:54am

re: #718 Gus

See what you started now!? //

My neighbors hate you right now.

720 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:16:31am
721 Lidane  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:18:33am
722 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:20:11am

Surf rock, huh.

723 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:20:27am

re: #717 Director of the Stratosphere

What manner of sorcery is that rotating automaton?

/

It's called a 'phonograph'.
/

724 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:22:14am

Endless Summer

725 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:23:25am

re: #723 Varek Raith

It's called a 'phonograph'.
/

Pornograph? Get away from me, Satan!

//

726 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:23:31am
727 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:24:09am

re: #723 Varek Raith

It's called a 'phonograph'.
/

Phonograph?!?

[Snicker]

//

728 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:24:23am

Gotta any LPs?

//

729 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:24:39am

re: #727 Gus

Phonograph?!?

[Snicker]

//

[Dobro slide]

730 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:25:15am

re: #728 Gus

Gotta any LPs?

//

Yep.

731 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:25:18am

re: #729 Director of the Stratosphere

[Dobro slide]

[Fade to black]

[Fade into juice harp]

732 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:26:39am

re: #730 Varek Raith

Yep.

- Nerd.
- Brian, no!!!

/

733 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:27:51am
734 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:29:13am

re: #733 Gus

O, good stuff.

735 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:31:44am

re: #734 Director of the Stratosphere

O, good stuff.

Yeah, surf music is cool despite what Hendrix said. ;)

736 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:32:55am

D'oh!

[Link: twitter.com...]

737 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:33:11am

re: #697 Varek Raith

re: #696 Decatur Deb

Solaris or GTFO.

Only pre-Oracle Solaris, alas.

Otherwise, NetBSD because it'll run on damn near anything.

738 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:34:19am

I don't usually listen to surf rock, but I like Messer Chups' covers of some classic stuff.




739 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:35:53am

re: #738 Director of the Stratosphere

I don't usually listen to surf rock, but I like Messer Chups' cover of some classic stuff.

[Video]

Being that they're from St. Petersburg that means they get to go surfing anytime they choose.

//

740 BongCrodny  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:36:41am

re: #720 Gus

The Cramps - Surfin' Bird

The Ramones - Surfin' Bird

Wait a minute -- I thought this was the Ramones' song about Robert Byrd:

The KKK Took My Baby Away

741 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:40:14am

re: #738 Director of the Stratosphere

I don't usually listen to surf rock, but I like Messer Chups' cover of some classic stuff.

[Video]

Bzzt.

Image: 600full-messer-chups.jpg

742 Lidane  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:42:01am

Well, I know one film I'm going to see at SXSW this year:

Heh. That looks like cheesy fun.

743 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:42:25am

re: #741 Gus

Bzzt.

Image: 600full-messer-chups.jpg

What was that sound? Starbursts? /

744 Interesting Times  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:47:12am
745 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:50:32am

re: #744 Interesting Times

It's too bad about Anderson Cooper.

746 Interesting Times  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:53:25am

re: #745 Gus

It's too bad about Anderson Cooper.

Is there a specific incident you're referring to? I haven't watched CNN in ages (original post topic being one of numerous reasons).

747 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:55:34am

re: #746 Interesting Times

Is there a specific incident you're referring to? I haven't watched CNN in ages (original post topic being one of numerous reasons).

I haven't been keeping up recently with Cooper. Thought maybe he sold-out after getting his own daytime show. He seemed hopeful for a time there. In a journalist that actually confronts false statements and such instead of just sitting there and nodding his head.

748 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:59:43am

re: #747 Gus

I haven't been keeping up recently with Cooper. Thought maybe he sold-out after getting his own daytime show. He seemed hopeful for a time there. In a journalist that actually confronts false statements and such instead of just sitting there and nodding his head.

749 HappyWarrior  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:02:51am

This is her justification for this joke of a bill? Seriously Dana get a grip.

750 Gus  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:03:50am

This is awesome.

751 Mocking Jay  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:07:19am

Huh. None of the Whitney Houston articles on Fox News today have comments section. How bizarre...

752 b_sharp  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:07:52am

So, I missed the god talk, but fell into a Cooper talk.

Life sucks.

753 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:18:05am

re: #751 They're pants, essentially...

Huh. None of the Whitney Houston articles on Fox News today have comments section. How bizarre...

No worries

CNN's is open

(sample)
cajuncatdude
Twitney Houston is dead,
Soon the worms will crawl thru her head,
Let's hope we all can cope,
With a box full of wigglers high on dop

754 Mocking Jay  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:23:04am

re: #753 sattv4u2

And that's how balance fairies are born.

755 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:24:30am

re: #754 They're pants, essentially...

And that's how balance fairies are born.

So that makes vile comments somewhere other than FOX ,,, okay!?!?!

756 b_sharp  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:29:28am

re: #755 sattv4u2

So that makes vile comments somewhere other than FOX ,,, okay!?!?!

Not at all, but Fox has at times played the race baiter, making them complicit in the remarks. The racists themselves will post wherever they can find an audience and an open venue.

757 Mocking Jay  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:34:28am

re: #755 sattv4u2

So that makes vile comments somewhere other than FOX ,,, okay!?!?!

Don't play the stupid game. You know damn well it's nowhere close to being on parity.

758 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:36:56am

re: #757 They're pants, essentially...

Don't play the stupid game. You know damn well it's nowhere close to being on parity.

I see

So now it's only bad if it reaches the level of "parity"

759 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:37:41am

re: #756 SH1T My Conscience Says

Not at all, but Fox has at times played the race baiter, making them complicit in the remarks. The racists themselves will post wherever they can find an audience and an open venue.

So they can stay up on CNN because CNN doesn't race bait!

760 Coracle  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:44:12am

re: #759 sattv4u2

You know that's bullshit. Racist comments don't belong on Fox, Fox Nation, CNN, or here. And it is the site owners' responsibility in each case to moderate hateful speech. Are you honestly equating the commentary on the CNN piece with what we've seen on the Fox pieces? You think the level of virulence, the consistency of it, the sheer volume of it, is anywhere remotely the same?

CNN is no less on the hook to watch its comment sections than Fox is, but don't give us the bullshit that they have anywhere near as much work to do, or that CNN baits anywhere as much as Fox does.

761 b_sharp  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:48:29am

re: #759 sattv4u2

So they can stay up on CNN because CNN doesn't race bait!

Please, show me where I said that.

762 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:51:28am

re: #760 Coracle

Are you honestly equating the commentary on the CNN piece with what we've seen on the Fox pieces

Yeah ,, thats what I did ((except for the whole part where I didn't)

763 Coracle  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 11:54:13am

re: #762 sattv4u2

So what, exactly, are you trying to say when you quote a single comment at CNN and put it up against the hundreds on Fox? Enlighten us.

764 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:07:30pm

re: #763 Coracle

#751 thought it "bizzare" that there were no comments on FOX

I looked at CNN (as well as a couple of other news sites) to see if they followed suit

Nope

765 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:08:05pm

re: #763 Coracle

And lose the tone. Have a conversation

(enlighten us)

766 Mocking Jay  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:10:34pm

re: #765 sattv4u2

And lose the tone. Have a conversation

(enlighten us)

Holy shit, you're one to talk Mr. "swingandamiss!"
Please.

767 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:13:38pm

re: #766 They're pants, essentially...

Holy shit, you're one to talk Mr. "swingandamiss!"
Please.

Where was my tone questionable?

768 Mocking Jay  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:16:50pm

re: #767 sattv4u2

Where was my tone questionable?

Oh, okay. Tone is important when you want it to be.

769 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:21:55pm

re: #768 They're pants, essentially...

Oh, okay. Tone is important when you want it to be.

((psssst ,,,, following will be "tone",.,,,,, ooopppsss,, so was that!!))

Somewhere in there does it answer the question??

:)

770 Interesting Times  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:36:42pm

re: #764 sattv4u2

#751 thought it "bizzare" that there were no comments on FOX

I looked at CNN (as well as a couple of other news sites) to see if they followed suit

Nope

Shouldn't that in itself be a rather big-ass clue? Fox Nation is so infested with racism they have to close off entire articles, and delete entire threads:

Image: SIMPSONSFOXNEWS.jpg

771 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 1:03:07pm

re: #770 Interesting Times

Shouldn't that in itself be a rather big-ass clue? Fox Nation is so infested with racism they have to close off entire articles, and delete entire threads:

Image: SIMPSONSFOXNEWS.jpg

here's "a rather big-ass clue"

How about everyone monitor their comments and not let disgusting posts linger.

772 _RememberTonyC  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 1:46:28pm

re: #627 sattv4u2

JUST the man i've been looking for

i lost your email address, bro

773 _RememberTonyC  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 1:54:17pm

am i the only one having major problems with this website today? it is like pulling teth getting anything to load ..... maybe tomorrow will work better ...

774 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 2:03:03pm

re: #772 _RememberTonyC

i lost your email address, bro

775 sattv4u2  Sat, Feb 18, 2012 2:03:25pm

re: #773 _RememberTonyC

It's blue'd


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