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1 Gretchen G.Tiger  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:42:02pm

I heard it was really Eric Holder's conspiracy.

2 Kragar  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:43:30pm

Tis a cunning plan...

3 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:46:18pm

How long have these people been saying some D PotUS is going to take all our guns away?
Such silliness.

4 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:47:08pm

I see this a lot with people who believe that pasteurized milk has had the nutrients removed, that vaccines are "risky," etc.

These are the same people who tell me they could never teach science because they don't understand it.

I manage not to facepalm in their presence.

5 Someone Please Beam Me Up!  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:47:22pm

The words "Obama" and "plot" must be why I keep saying a "Should Obama be Impeached?" banner at the top of the front page. (No.)

6 Targetpractice  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:49:01pm

re: #3 Varek Raith

How long have these people been saying some D PotUS is going to take all our guns away?
Such silliness.

I don't know, how long has the NRA been around?

//

7 Kragar  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:49:59pm

re: #3 Varek Raith

How long have these people been saying some D PotUS is going to take all our guns away?
Such silliness.

Hey, you go with what works...

8 PhillyPretzel  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:50:58pm

re: #6 Targetpractice

I know their magazine has been around for 126 years; about the NRA it may be a little longer.

9 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:51:10pm

Boomerang knife!
Heh.

10 Targetpractice  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:51:52pm

re: #8 Georgia Tech Aunt

I know their magazine has been around for 126 years; about the NRA it may be a little longer.

Had to actually look it up, since 1871. But even I don't think that they've been batshit insane that long.

11 PhillyPretzel  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:52:54pm

re: #10 Targetpractice

That depends on your definition of insane.//

12 Only The Lurker Knows  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:53:09pm

The Mad Max references were a nice touch.

13 Kragar  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:57:22pm

Barton: Intolerance of Gays is a Sign of Spiritual Revival

In the episode entitled "Revival And Reformation," Green asked Barton just how people would know if a revival was taking place in the nation and Barton stated that the spiritual changes brought about by revival lead to political changes, so one of the signs of revival is that society stops tolerating homosexuality:

14 PhillyPretzel  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:59:22pm

re: #10 Targetpractice

I do not think that they have been that long. I think that maybe a recent event. It seems to coincide with the craziness of the Republican Party. I would love for them to step back from the cliff.

15 Artist  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:59:27pm

re: #13 Kragar

Barton: Intolerance of Gays is a Sign of Spiritual Revival

Actually, Mr. Barton, I do believe intolerance of homosexuality is a sign of spiritual assholery.

16 AK-47%  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:00:37pm

When people - in this case gun and ammo makers/dealers - stand to generate record profits by using ideologically blindered morons to spread disinformation in their favor, you wind up with a situation like this one.

17 Targetpractice  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:00:45pm

re: #14 Georgia Tech Aunt

I do not think that they have been that long. I think that maybe a recent event. It seems to coincide with the craziness of the Republican Party. I would love for them to step back from the cliff.

Eh, they've been beating the "Dems are coming for your guns!" drum for awhile now, at least since Clinton and perhaps as farther back.

18 darthstar  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:02:45pm

Fuckin' righteous:
Asked to comment on the future of former Republican vice presidential contender Sarah Palin of Alaska, Donaldson replied: "I don't speak ill of the dead."

19 PhillyPretzel  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:02:50pm

re: #17 Targetpractice

True.

20 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:02:51pm

Heh.

The Supreme Court spent 91 minutes Wednesday operating on the assumption that it would strike down the key feature of the new health care law, but may have convinced itself in the end not to do that because of just how hard it would be to decide what to do after that.

[Link: www.scotusblog.com...]

21 Lidane  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:03:05pm

Today should be a good day. I'm headed off to order my cap and gown for graduation and make sure everything is in order with the school.

It's not. I'm actually not in any sort of good mood or in a good place. Today absolutely sucks.

22 PhillyPretzel  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:04:51pm

re: #21 Lidane

Try to be positive. You accomplished something to be proud of. I think it is a wonderful thing to graduate college.

23 Eventual Carrion  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:05:40pm

re: #13 Kragar

Barton: Intolerance of Gays is a Sign of Spiritual Revival

And they'll know we are christians
by our bigotry and our intolerance
yes they'll know we are christians
by our bigotry and intolerance

24 jamesfirecat  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:05:49pm

re: #20 'M AFFN FUN

Heh.

[Link: www.scotusblog.com...]

Three cheers for inertia! Hip, hip HOORAY! Hip, hip.... ah too much work...

25 darthstar  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:06:33pm

My stress echocardiogram came out clean today...Heart ultrasound before and immediately following the treadmill (I made it 14 minutes, but at 15% climb and 4.3 mph, my arms were sore from hanging on...legs could have gone on a while longer). At one point I thanked the nurse for not using the transvaginal ultrasound on me...that made her laugh.

26 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:06:51pm

I totally beat my kids today.

I didn't mean to, but I got the only strike.

Also, we didn't have one of those helper thingies for the 6 year old, and you have no idea how low a 1st grader will score without one, even with the bumpers up.

And, lastly, I have made a mental note to call ahead and ask the bowling alley when the little old ladies meet, so we won't be there when it's so crowded. We were on a lane that partnered with a girl scout troop, and they kept taking our balls, which was annoying.

27 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:08:31pm

re: #10 Targetpractice

Had to actually look it up, since 1871. But even I don't think that they've been batshit insane that long.

I'm pretty sure the batshittery coincided with Ruby Ridge, Waco, and the Brady ban. All three taken together aroused a lot of THE GUVMINT COMIN TO TAKE MAH GUNZ fears, which only got worse after 9/11 and the election of the stealth-Muslim Kenyan anti-colonialist socialist vegetable-eating Hitlerian death panel cookie monster paperwork fascist.

28 Kragar  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:09:24pm

re: #26 Mostly sane, most of the time.

I totally beat my kids today.

I didn't mean to, but I got the only strike.

Also, we didn't have one of those helper thingies for the 6 year old, and you have no idea how low a 1st grader will score without one, even with the bumpers up.

And, lastly, I have made a mental note to call ahead and ask the bowling alley when the little old ladies meet, so we won't be there when it's so crowded. We were on a lane that partnered with a girl scout troop, and they kept taking our balls, which was annoying.

I read the first line and said WTF!

29 Lidane  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:09:28pm

re: #22 Georgia Tech Aunt

Try to be positive. You accomplished something to be proud of. I think it is a wonderful thing to graduate college.

I'm happy about graduating with an MBA. It's just that the rest of my life is falling apart, or at least feels like it is.

This sucks.

30 PhillyPretzel  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:09:35pm

re: #27 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

Yes. That makes sense.

31 Targetpractice  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:10:22pm

re: #20 'M AFFN FUN

Heh.

[Link: www.scotusblog.com...]

This one actually seemed to be the meat of the matter to me:

Congress’s capacity to react in a sensible way also came into some question, particularly from Justice Scalia and, in a way, from Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, both of whom seemed to harbor doubts that the lawmakers would be up to the task of working out a new health care law if this one failed, either totally or partially. Scalia noted the problems in the filibuster-prone Senate. Kennedy wondered whether expecting Congress to perform was a reference to “the real Congress or the hypothetical Congress.”

32 Someone Please Beam Me Up!  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:10:47pm

re: #21 Lidane

Today should be a good day. I'm headed off to order my cap and gown for graduation and make sure everything is in order with the school.

It's not. I'm actually not in any sort of good mood or in a good place. Today absolutely sucks.

One of the commencement speeches I've heard (I work at a university) began, "My friends, this is a day of mourning!"

Of course it's a day to celebrate the achievement, but it's also a day of endings and (uncertain) new directions. Mixed feelings are a sign of sanity.

33 PhillyPretzel  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:11:31pm

re: #29 Lidane

I do remember reading that MBA's are highly sought by many employers. You should be able to get a job sooner than most folks.

34 AK-47%  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:12:46pm

re: #13 Kragar

Barton: Intolerance of Gays is a Sign of Spiritual Revival

It's all there in black and white

Old Testament:

Lev 20:13 If a man also lies with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be on them.


New Testament
Romans 1:24-27
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful deisres of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degradings of their bodies with one another...
26: Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. Int he same way the men also abandoned natural relationswith women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion


Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deived: Niether the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adultereers nor male prostitutes nor HOMOSEXUAL offenders.

Barton and his buddies insist that our nation's laws must be in line with (their interpretation) of God's Law or we will fall from His grace, lose our "exceptional" status and be cast upon the scrap heap of history like all the other great fallen empires.

So there is more at stake here than just a guys and girls getting it on with partners of their own gender, THE VERY FUTURE OF AMERICA IS AT STAKE!

35 wrenchwench  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:13:51pm

re: #29 Lidane

I'm happy about graduating with an MBA. It's just that the rest of my life is falling apart, or at least feels like it is.

This sucks.

These things go in cycles.

Old bike mechanic joke (that I just made up) but it's true.

Hang in there. You're probably tired, on top of whatever else is happening.

36 AK-47%  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:14:44pm

re: #26 Mostly sane, most of the time.

I totally beat my kids today.

I didn't mean to, but I got the only strike.

I was worried there until I read on and figured out it involved bowling...

37 Kragar  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:17:04pm
38 wrenchwench  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:17:45pm

Writer for the Miami Herald:

39 Iwouldprefernotto  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:21:58pm

re: #38 wrenchwench

Writer for the Miami Herald:

Five days or five minutes?

40 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:22:03pm

re: #38 wrenchwench

If true, I suppose it was some sort of an accidental call.

41 AK-47%  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:23:37pm

re: #38 wrenchwench

Writer for the Miami Herald:

If that is true, it sounds like very sloppy police work...

42 Kragar  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:23:54pm

re: #40 'M AFFN FUN

If true, I suppose it was some sort of an accidental call.

Someone has some explaining to do.

43 Kragar  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:24:19pm

re: #41 Second Amendment Renegation

If that is true, it sounds like very sloppy police work...

Because we've come to expect so much more from the Sanford PD

44 jamesfirecat  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:25:47pm

re: #38 wrenchwench

Writer for the Miami Herald:

Wait, what... this doesn't make any sort of sense...

MY BRAIN HURTS!

45 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:28:22pm

re: #44 jamesfirecat

I see what you did there ;)

46 dragonfire1981  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:28:41pm

re: #13 Kragar

Barton: Intolerance of Gays is a Sign of Spiritual Revival

Because Jesus was just TOTALLY in favor of discrimination and intolerance.

Despite popular belief, he actually said: "Love one another as I have loved you...except gays, blacks, Jews, Muslims and single mothers."

These people make me sick.

Crap like Barton is spewing is NOT the faith I follow.

47 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:30:16pm

re: #46 dragonfire1981

Well, the words in #34 are also Jesus', according to the traditional Christian understanding.

48 Lidane  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:30:48pm

Gee, ya think?

Trayvon Martin: George Zimmerman's story may not hold up to scrutiny

If the teen was kneeling, presumably, on top of George Zimmerman, punching him or slamming his head into the concrete walkway between the facing backyards, how did Trayvon wind up lying face down with HIS feet on the sidewalk and his face in the grass? If Zimmerman's account is true, shouldn't Trayvon's body have wound up with his face toward the sidewalk and his feet in the grass? Even if, after the gunshot, Trayvon fell on top of Zimmerman and the larger man pushed him off, why didn't the body land face up, beside Zimmerman, rather than a 180 degree turn from the sidewalk -- and flipped over?

49 wrenchwench  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:35:04pm

Her next tweet is full of rich, gooey irony:

I think 'pio' is Public Information Officer, based on this earlier tweet:

50 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:37:21pm

Another Stand Your Ground case:

Miami-Dade Chief Assistant State Attorney Kathleen Hoague, who trains her office’s lawyers in self-defense cases, said her office would appeal the decision because “we feel the judge abused her discretion.”

“The law does not allow for you to use deadly force to retrieve your property. She, in effect, is saying that it’s appropriate to chase someone down with a knife to get property back,” said Hoague, who stressed that a jury should weigh the merits of the case.

The case unfolded the morning of Jan. 25, when Garcia discovered Roteta and another man rummaging through his truck and stealing its radio. Garcia grabbed a knife and chased Roteta, who took off running.

After more than a block, Garcia caught up with Roteta. Garcia’s defense attorney said Roteta swung a bag filled with three stolen car radios at Garcia’s head.

At a hearing earlier this month, a “medical examiner conceded that a 4-6 pound bag of metal being swung at one’s head would lead to serious bodily injury or death,” Bloom wrote.

As Garcia blocked the bag with his arm, he countered with a single, fatal knife thrust to the chest.

Garcia, speaking to Miami homicide detectives, initially denied involvement. But after he was shown the surveillance video, Garcia admitted he chased down Roteta to get his radio back.

At first, Garcia claimed Roteta had a screwdriver in his hand. Then, he admitted he did not see a weapon but feared for his life when the bag of radios was swung at him, according to Bloom’s order.

Judge needs to learn the difference between "defense" and "retaliation."

That law just flat sucks, regardless.

51 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:37:31pm

re: #29 Lidane

I'm happy about graduating with an MBA. It's just that the rest of my life is falling apart, or at least feels like it is.

This sucks.

I'd offer words of encouragement but...
Image: funny-animal-captions-animal-capshunz-dumb-moment-dolphin.jpg
Humor works too.
:)

52 AK-47%  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:41:58pm

re: #50 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

Another Stand Your Ground case:

Judge needs to learn the difference between "defense" and "retaliation."

That law just flat sucks, regardless.

What do we value more, life or property?

Hmm, lemme think on that one...

53 darthstar  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 1:53:09pm

re: #50 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

Another Stand Your Ground case:

Judge needs to learn the difference between "defense" and "retaliation."

That law just flat sucks, regardless.

What's next? "Hey you, asshole...come over here so I can stand my ground."

54 Mentis Fugit  Wed, Mar 28, 2012 2:55:40pm

re: #40 'M AFFN FUN

If true, I suppose it was some sort of an accidental call.

I seem to recall reading (here) that Martin's phone was locked. A locked phone - even a deactivated phone, at least where I am - can still make emergency calls.
Some amateur with a badge trying to access the phone? Unprofessional and incompetent, but not suspicious, if that's the case.


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