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Yet Another Deluge of Racist Hatred and Calls for Genocide at Breitbart.com

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And here we go again. Out of the blue, breitbart.com editor-in-chief Joel Pollak suddenly tweeted this at me today:

For the record, I do denounce this ethnic slur, but I’m not sure why Pollak is trying to connect me to one comment posted at the Media Matters website — unless it’s another attempt to distract people from the thousands of ugly racist comments posted at breitbart.com every single day.

For example, I just went to the site, and one of the top posts right now is: Jesse Jackson Calls on Blacks to Wear Hoodies to Polling Places.

You can probably guess where the commenters are going with this juicy piece of race baiting:

Well, you know what they say: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats every day. Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone with free monthly minutes, food stamps, section 8 housing, some Air Jordans, a 40-ounce malt liquor, a crack pipe and a pack of rubbers and he votes Democrat for a lifetime.”

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Yep…wear that hoodie…heaven forbid they continue they same old sad stereotypes. Might as well just bring a bucket of chicken and a watermelon too.

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is that their new get out the vote strategy?? wear a hoodie and get a free mellon??

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The sad thing about “Big Race”, is black people believe all this crap. Instead, they should ignore it and get a job, and leave the killing to the gangsters in the hood.

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hoodies are the new burkas…

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Well you put your New Black Panther Party goons out in front of MY polling place with blackjacks and billy clubs and my rifle will need a civics lesson.

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Drink your Colt 45, puff that blunt…and STFU!

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Jesse has done more to create misery and dependence in the black community than the plantation owners ever did.

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The more the blacks act like racist, lawless animals….the better it will be for ” real ” America…..

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I avoid shops that they patronize, areas where they live and events that they are drawn to. I purchased a handgun and have a conceal carry permit, and If I am attacked by any person of any race or gender, one of us is going to the morgue. I strongly suggest every white person do the same. And one more piece of advice… Stock up on ammo. I have a strong suspicion that if the Marxist pig in the white house is not reelected there may well be a race war. Don’t become a statistic.

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Jessie Jackson has the IQ of my dog. Not nearly the character, though. SWA.

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your dog probably speaks better English,too

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I think everyone should wear hoodies to the polls, wear there paints hanging under their ass and speak in Ebonics!

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No wars is going to happen. They realize if they kill the whites there will be nobody to pay taxes which means no more free ride. Someones gotta work to maintain their life style and they certainly don’t wont to do it.

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What these radical blacks are doing SHOULD get them a race war. Being outnumbered 10 to 1, they would be rendered extinct.

Unfortunately, enough white people apparently don’t have the spine to do what needs to be done.

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Thousands of whites are being beaten and slaughtered and raped by these savages every year. At exactly what point do you consider it to be out of control?

The mighty Boa says don’t wait, don’t be late, and don’t hesitate. Don’t wait until it is YOUR wife, YOUR mother, YOUR daughter, YOUR son, husband, father or friend that falls victim to these beasts.

The white community remained almost completely silent while the race pimps held their marches and protests and issued bounties on men not wanted by police and distributed “wanted:dead or alive” posters. Instead of contacting every attorney general, congressman and governor and telling them to put a stop to this lynch mob or else. As long as they fear the savages more than they do the whites, it will continue and it will get worse. Look at the dozens of attacks of savages on whites JUST SINCE Martin was shot. And not a word of it in the media, no whites protesting, no threats to stop it….

The blood of innocent white people not only lies on the hands of the savages, it is also on the hands of all whites who fall victim to “white guilt” or remain apathetic hoping it will all somehow just magically disappear…

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Doesn’t matter if a lot of whites lack the stomach… enough of the ones in the South have the stones for it. At the very least maybe the states can separate once again and the North can wallow in their welfare nation while the South can eliminate the welfare fodder and move on to a better place.

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I dunno about about whitey “being better shots”….

evidently,you have not seen the latest in firearms innovation….

New “accessory sights” are available…no gunsmithing required…

just glue them onto the “side of yo 9’s slide”…

this will definitely increase the accuracy & efficiency
whilst killing ghetto chill-ren……

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Why are blacks allowed to vote???

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THAT is the $64,000 question!

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Because some idiots long ago decided that everyone should be allowed to vote regardless of whether they were a productive member of society or not. In a perfect world anyone on welfare would be banned from voting… after all they don’t have a dog in the hunt they are just leeching off the productive people.

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I remember when you had to own property to be eligible to vote and I was born mid-20th century.

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There is a war coming. You can fight it in your neighborhood, or theirs. Your choice, at least for now…

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Now if we can just figure out how to get ALL of these race-baiting hate groups all in one spot in the desert somewhere, we could just drop a nuke on them and be done with it. There is simply too much mental energy being wasted by EVERYONE on all of this.
I grew up in Mississippi in the 60’s/70’s, and thought all of this was over and done. It just WON’T STOP. Fortunately, down here, we all consider this basically a joke, and make fun of it. You can’t buy a box of crackers at the grocery store, or a watermelon, and keep a straight face down here.
Hopefully, they will just die off, and leave us alone.

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Would JJ be offended if me and my friends showed up in our white hoodies and robes?

There’s more, but I had to stop before I got sick.

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343 comments

1 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 1:48:06pm

Thine own eye first, asshole.

Isn't that what Jesus said?

2 Obdicut  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 1:48:29pm

It's amazing how it always sounds exactly the same. You could generate these. Maybe that's Paterico's big discovery--that most comments on right-wing blogs are procedurally generated by DERPBOT 2.0

3 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 1:48:42pm

Weren't we assured that was 1, max 2 trolls?/

4 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 1:50:20pm

Think the phrase "Physician, heal thyself" applies here.

5 Simply Sarah  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 1:50:53pm

This is starting to feel like Chevy Chase on Weekend Update way back in the day announcing each week that "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead".

6 The Ghost of a Flea  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 1:56:08pm

I'm waiting for someone to argue that the blatant racists who make these posts are white supremacists, who are therefore fascists, and therefore liberal.

7 dragonfire1981  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 1:59:02pm

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I think I could come up with these all day long.

8 Someone Please Beam Me Up!  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:00:40pm

re: #7 dragonfire1981

No, that can't be right. Every word in your post is spelled correctly.

9 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:01:35pm

Gingrich: 'No reason to concede' to Romney

“Romney is clearly the front-runner, but he has not locked down the nomination,” Gingrich said in an interview, referring to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. “North Carolina could play the same role of turning things around that it did in 1976 for Reagan.”

10 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:02:35pm

re: #9 Kragar

Gingrich: 'No reason to concede' to Romney

I officially love* Newt.

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* Not intended to be factual.

11 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:04:03pm

re: #9 Kragar

Gingrich: 'No reason to concede' to Romney

Newt, you are so far behind in delegates that only Mitt suffering a coronary would give you a fighting chance. Your biggest donor has given up and your think tank just went belly-up.

Concede!

12 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:05:03pm

re: #11 Targetpractice

Concede!

Why? Let the bitterness be prolonged.

13 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:05:22pm

re: #11 Targetpractice

Newt, you are so far behind in delegates that only Mitt suffering a coronary would give you a fighting chance. Your biggest donor has given up and your think tank just went belly-up.

Concede!

He's like the little train that shouldn't.

14 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:07:19pm
File this under awkward: Jon Huntsman, who endorsed Mitt Romney after dropping out of the presidential race in January, is "not a surrogate for Romney" and will not be campaigning for him, according to his daughter, Abby Huntsman Livingston.

The thing is, while Huntsman's visible backing might help Romney slightly with independents impressed with Jon's semblance of sanity, he would also serve as another reminder for the hardcore fundamentalist Christians of Mitt's unrepentant religious apostasy.

15 The Ghost of a Flea  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:08:06pm

re: #13 Kragar

He's like the little train that shouldn't.

He has officially transcended my credulity that this is about egomania alone.

Now I figure he's got some method of socking away donor money that churns it over into his personal finances.

16 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:10:05pm

I get the feeling now that Newt's campaign can only end with him waking up wearing alligator tailed hip waders in a flooded Las Vegas suite with a Z carved into his forehead.

17 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:10:16pm

re: #15 The Ghost of a Flea

He has officially transcended my credulity that this is about egomania alone.

Now I figure he's got some method of socking away donor money that churns it over into his personal finances.

I have it on good authority that he's married to a camouflaged bog dragon that eats diamonds and craps untraceable PAC donations.

18 iossarian  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:13:51pm

re: #15 The Ghost of a Flea

He has officially transcended my credulity that this is about egomania alone.

Now I figure he's got some method of socking away donor money that churns it over into his personal finances.

It's straightforward. He hires "political consultants" to advise his campaign, paying them large amounts of money for unspecified services. Then, when the race is finally over, those same companies hire him at an inflated rate to grace them with his "expertise".

It's all a large money-laundering scam. The sad part is that there are honest (if dim and somewhat bigoted) people who fall for it.

19 Decatur Deb  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:14:03pm

re: #16 Kragar

I get the feeling now that Newt's campaign can only end with him waking up wearing alligator tailed hip waders in a flooded Las Vegas suite with a Z carved into his forehead.

Hunter Thompson? Or a good re-creation.

20 blueraven  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:14:26pm
Frank says:

I'm not black, but there's a whole lot of times I wish I could say I'm not white.

Very Apropos

Comments like these above on Breitbart and the awful ones I see on Fox make me ashamed for the white race at times.

21 gummitch  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:15:20pm

Look at the dozens of attacks of savages on whites JUST SINCE Martin was shot. And not a word of it in the media, no whites protesting, no threats to stop it….

This from the original thread (sorry, Newter friends).

So if there has been no word in the media, how does this bozo know the attacks happened? Should I be monitoring Stormfront and WND for lists of the thousands of whites are being beaten and slaughtered and raped by these savages every year.

22 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:20:43pm

re: #19 Decatur Deb

Hunter Thompson,? Or a good re-creation.

More like Hunter Gathers

23 Decatur Deb  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:22:41pm

re: #22 Kragar

More like Hunter Gathers

Totally new to me, but he channels HST.

24 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:24:35pm

re: #23 Decatur Deb

Totally new to me, but he channels HST.

You... don't know about the Venture Brothers? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

25 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:25:31pm

re: #3 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Weren't we assured that was 1, max 2 trolls?/

Yes, but they did really well with "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing".

Wait.

Mavis is black.

How did they ever get through the course?

26 Decatur Deb  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:27:05pm

re: #24 Kragar

You... don't know about the Venture Brothers? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

Misspent youth:

[Link: t1.gstatic.com...]

27 The Ghost of a Flea  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:31:01pm

re: #22 Kragar

More like Hunter Gathers

You can't teach a hammer to love nails. That dog won't hunt.

28 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:32:38pm

re: #27 The Ghost of a Flea

You can't teach a hammer to love nails. That dog won't hun

29 Mattand  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:33:04pm

I'm still waiting on that bombshell evidence that Charles is behind all of the racist comments on Breitbart.com that one woman was tweeting about.

I'm guessing holding my breath while waiting may not be a good idea.

30 Mattand  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:35:19pm

re: #24 Kragar

You... don't know about the Venture Brothers? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

(If I could have found one with the Monarch doing that, I'd have posted it.)

31 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:35:27pm

re: #29 mattand

I'm still waiting on that bombshell evidence that Charles is behind all of the racist comments on Breitbart.com that one woman was tweeting about.

I'm guessing holding my breath while waiting may not be a good idea.

The lack of evidence IS the evidence.

32 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:35:49pm

re: #29 mattand

I'm still waiting on that bombshell evidence that Charles is behind all of the racist comments on Breitbart.com that one woman was tweeting about.

I'm guessing holding my breath while waiting may not be a good idea.

It's recorded on the Whitey Tape.

33 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:36:06pm

re: #21 gummitch

Look at the dozens of attacks of savages on whites JUST SINCE Martin was shot. And not a word of it in the media, no whites protesting, no threats to stop it….

This from the original thread (sorry, Newter friends).

So if there has been no word in the media, how does this bozo know the attacks happened? Should I be monitoring Stormfront and WND for lists of the thousands of whites are being beaten and slaughtered and raped by these savages every year.

It is known, as the Dothraki say.

Had a really hilarious encounter with a guy at RawStory. He posted, feverishly, a link to a story that he described as being about two black men beating two white men with hammers--and, just to show us libs, one of the victims was a 'white Hispanic', and the other was Jewish. This proved something about Trayvon Martin, I'm not sure what.

Problem was that, upon arriving at his link, you couldn't help noting that there was only one victim, whose name and race was not being released, and the 'Hispanic' and 'Jewish' names he'd noted were those of the perps, who, as I pointed out to him, had also been arrested for their crime, which was all anyone was actually asking for in the Martin case.

This is the problem with these guys. They frame this as an argument about who is the 'good race' and who is the 'bad race', and seem indifferent to any suggestion that the actual discussion is about law enforcement.

34 The Ghost of a Flea  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:37:53pm

re: #28 Kragar

Dude, I know all about VB. It's like the only show I actually watch when the ep premiers on TV.

35 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:38:15pm

re: #30 mattand

[Embedded content] (If I could have found one with the Monarch doing that, I'd have posted it.)

My buddy and I at work do a perfect Henchman 21 and 24 imitation.

36 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:38:36pm
37 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:38:44pm

re: #34 The Ghost of a Flea

[Embedded content] Dude, I know all about VB. It's like the only show I actually watch when the ep premiers on YV.

38 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:39:12pm
Well you put your New Black Panther Party goons out in front of MY polling place with blackjacks and billy clubs and my rifle will need a civics lesson.

Two men, only two men, at only one voting station in Philadelphia, (who left when asked to by law enforcement officers), out of the thousands across the state, and they still can't let it go four years later. The Republicans have spent millions trying to prove voter fraud, vote tampering, or voter intimidation occurred in the last election and have come up with bupkis.

Yet it still remains an article of faith amongst certain circles of Republican voters that widespread voter intimidation and voter fraud must have happened. There just isn't any other way to explain a Ni**er being elected to the White House, regardless of their fucked up liberal political beliefs no rational white person would ever vote for a Ni**er unless they were being coerced in some way, right?

Their refusal to accept reality and instead blaming their loss on things that are known to be untrue pretty much tells you all you need to know and perhaps more than you wanted to about this group of people.

39 Mattand  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:39:29pm

re: #32 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

It's recorded on the Whitey Tape.

What's a Whitey Tape? Is it made by 3K instead of 3M?

40 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:41:14pm

re: #39 mattand

What's a Whitey Tape? Is it made by 3K instead of 3M?

Nobody knows. It's wrapped in Obama's real birth certificate, placed in Osama bin Laden's stomach and buried in Area 51.

41 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:42:13pm

re: #38 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You

Yet it still remains an article of faith amongst certain circles of Republican voters that widespread voter intimidation and voter fraud must have happened. There just isn't any other way to explain a Ni**er being elected to the White House, regardless of their fucked up liberal political beliefs no rational white person would ever vote for a Ni**er unless they were being coerced in some way, right?

T

I thought I did so to prove I wasn't a racist.

42 Mattand  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:42:36pm

re: #31 Kragar

The lack of evidence IS the evidence.

Classic conspiracy theory logic; up there with "But I'm only asking questions!"

43 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:43:08pm

re: #39 mattand

What's a Whitey Tape? Is it made by 3K instead of 3M?

Not a whitey tape, THE Whitey Tape.

The one where Michelle Obama rants about Whitey.

They've been promising it since some time in 2008.

44 Mattand  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:43:31pm

re: #35 Kragar

My buddy and I at work do a perfect Henchman 21 and 24 imitation.

I don't know whether I should worship you as heroes or fear you.

Hench Life!

45 Mattand  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:45:08pm

re: #43 SanFranciscoZionist

Not a whitey tape, THE Whitey Tape.

The one where Michelle Obama rants about Whitey.

They've been promising it since some time in 2008.

Get out! How did I miss that one?

Not that I'm sorry I did, mind you; the fact that I share a country with these nimrods depresses me to no end. Idiots.

46 Obdicut  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:47:52pm

re: #43 SanFranciscoZionist

Not a whitey tape, THE Whitey Tape.

The one where Michelle Obama rants about Whitey.

They've been promising it since some time in 2008.

I think Michelle was probably just ranting about the Pitcher Whitey Ford being overvalued compared to Sandy Koufax, because that fits with things that I do.

47 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:49:03pm

re: #45 mattand

Here's a brief description from Weigel quoting someone:

I learned over the weekend why the Republicans who have seen the tape of Michelle Obama ranting about “whitey” describe it as “STUNNING.” I have not seen it but I have heard from five separate sources who have spoken directly with people who have seen the tape. It features Michelle Obama and Louis Farrakhan. They are sitting on a panel at Jeremiah Wright’s Church when Michelle makes her intemperate remarks. Whoops!!

That's like a Republican wet dream, ain't it?

48 Shvaughn  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:50:26pm

re: #47 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Here's a brief description from Weigel quoting someone:

That's like a Republican wet dream, ain't it?

LOL that's so ridiculous.

49 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:52:01pm

re: #35 Kragar

My buddy and I at work do a perfect Henchman 21 and 24 imitation.

"Are these they!"

"WHO TALKS LIKE THAT?!?!?!"

50 Achilles Tang  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:52:07pm

I'm not technically challenged, but I can't read that tweet in the OP, nor do I want to if that is how syntax has devolved.

51 Mattand  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:53:20pm

re: #47 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Here's a brief description from Weigel quoting someone:

That's like a Republican wet dream, ain't it?

Really.

People think this is for real.

What. The. Fuck.

Racist, Republican, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

52 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:53:32pm

re: #38 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You


THE BLACK PANTHERS ARE EVERYWHERE

53 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:53:32pm

re: #33 SanFranciscoZionist

It is known, as the Dothraki say.

Had a really hilarious encounter with a guy at RawStory. He posted, feverishly, a link to a story that he described as being about two black men beating two white men with hammers--and, just to show us libs, one of the victims was a 'white Hispanic', and the other was Jewish. This proved something about Trayvon Martin, I'm not sure what.

Problem was that, upon arriving at his link, you couldn't help noting that there was only one victim, whose name and race was not being released, and the 'Hispanic' and 'Jewish' names he'd noted were those of the perps, who, as I pointed out to him, had also been arrested for their crime, which was all anyone was actually asking for in the Martin case.

This is the problem with these guys. They frame this as an argument about who is the 'good race' and who is the 'bad race', and seem indifferent to any suggestion that the actual discussion is about law enforcement.

The poor reading comprehension of many Americans is probably the greatest threat to America, especially when combined with a lack of embarrassment and glib, superficial charm. Shame and pride in one's mind together can be very useful tools for self correction, without them willful ignorance becomes a virtue and being shown how undeniably wrong and backwards one processed some piece of information has no lasting impact on the structural problems that caused the error. There's no desire not to repeat the mistake.

54 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:53:38pm

re: #36 Patronizing Laugh Track

I've been to a handful of gun shows in the Bay Area. They were actually quite cool.

Bought a lot of stuff, too. None of it gun related.

55 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:55:18pm

In 2008 I was opposed to Obama, but I was beginning to see through the right wing BS: 'Whitey' Tape Fake? Say It Ain't So!

56 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:56:45pm

re: #49 windupbird is in the gravity well

"Are these they!"

"WHO TALKS LIKE THAT?!?!?!"

Henchman 21: Here is where you are wrong, my friend. This woman has killed before.
Henchman 24: Allegedly.
Henchman 21: Okay, whatever. But she was a big girl. We are talking about a large, healthy woman of questionable stability.
Henchman 24: Oh, you are totally underestimating the never-say-die scrappiness of a survivor.
The Monarch: Hey, guess what? Nobody cares who would win in a crazy fantasy fist-fight between Anne Frank and Lizzie Borden. We never should have brought the henchmen. We're going to be the only ones there with henchmen!

57 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:58:07pm

the secret lives of republican blog commenters: they seem to think armaggeddon is coming

58 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:59:01pm

re: #55 Charles Johnson

So it was not only Republicans but also their PUMA collaborators. Lovely.

59 Obdicut  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:59:19pm

re: #53 goddamnedfrank

I agree with everything you just said, especially the bits about how the Daleks totally are better in the new Who than the old one.

60 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 2:59:23pm

re: #56 Kragar

the monarch :D

"I just sold you for a cigarette! And I don't smoke!"

61 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:01:10pm

No wonder. Just took a look at HillaryIs44. Still churns out long sheets regularly.

62 Mattand  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:01:24pm

re: #57 windupbird is in the gravity well

the secret lives of republican blog commenters: they seem to think armaggeddon is coming

If that Armageddon involves letting their craziness and bigotry marginalize the GOP into oblivion, then they might be on to something.

63 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:01:29pm

"Obama Treachery In Russia As Obama's Heath Scam Goes To The Supreme Court"

^^^^ PUMA

64 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:01:52pm

re: #60 windupbird is in the gravity well

the monarch :D

"I just sold you for a cigarette! And I don't smoke!"

65 Mattand  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:03:43pm

re: #64 Kragar

And new episodes debut on...?

66 wrenchwench  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:05:22pm

re: #61 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

No wonder. Just took a look at HillaryIs44. Still churns out long sheets regularly.

Long white sheets? Matching hoods?

67 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:07:27pm

BTW, I have a vague memory I once heard about some guy named Derrick Bell. Seems like years ago. Haven't heard anything about him in the news lately. /

68 Shvaughn  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:07:59pm

re: #55 Charles Johnson

In 2008 I was opposed to Obama, but I was beginning to see through the right wing BS: 'Whitey' Tape Fake? Say It Ain't So!

Some of the commenters here were pretty dumb back then. Are they all gone now?

69 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:09:00pm

re: #68 Shvaughn

Reading those old threads is akin to walking through a graveyard sometimes. //

70 wrenchwench  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:14:17pm

re: #68 Shvaughn

Some of the commenters here were pretty dumb back then. Are they all gone now?

You can click on their avatars to see which ones are blocked, which is most of 'em. On the ones that say [deleted] you can still click the avatar and see who it was. There are a few who had every single one of their tens of thousands of comments deleted.

71 Shvaughn  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:15:41pm

re: #68 Shvaughn

Some of the commenters here were pretty dumb back then. Are they all gone now?

Mind you, there are a lot of smart people in that thread too -- a lot more intelligent, even then, than anything you'd find at current, 2012 conservative sites.

72 The Ghost of a Flea  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:17:08pm

re: #68 Shvaughn

Some of the commenters here were pretty dumb back then. Are they all gone now?

Check out the next article about the "Deification of Obama."

Gotta love the comment about being able to imagine "Michelle beating Reginald Denny with a fire extinguisher."

For the record, the really nasty stuff correlates really strongly with people who are blocked and/or now say really ugly shit over at the stalker boards.

73 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:17:23pm

re: #68 Shvaughn

Some of the commenters here were pretty dumb back then. Are they all gone now?

I don't know if they're all gone yet, but most of them are.

74 Shvaughn  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:18:05pm

re: #70 wrenchwench

You can click on their avatars to see which ones are blocked, which is most of 'em. On the ones that say [deleted] you can still click the avatar and see who it was. There are a few who had every single one of their tens of thousands of comments deleted.

LOL. I just clicked on a dozen or so of the avatars and kept seeing "blocked" "blocked" "blocked" -- only one (Kragar!) was not blocked from the string of commenters that I checked just now.

75 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:18:35pm

Why on earth are they bothering you about one racist comment on a website you don't own, run, or moderate?

Now, for example, if I post about the Elbonians, using the well-known racist slur "Mudsuckers," and make a joke about the Elbonians, like "How many Elbonians does it take to change a lightbulb? None, the mud shorted the socket!", well then they could tweet about LGF.

(Waiting while everyone looks at a map to find Elbonia.)

76 Shvaughn  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:18:37pm

re: #72 The Ghost of a Flea

Check out the next article about the "Deification of Obama."

Gotta love the comment about being able to imagine "Michelle beating Reginald Denny with a fire extinguisher."

She's got strong arms...

///

77 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:19:37pm

re: #74 Shvaughn

LOL. I just clicked on a dozen or so of the avatars and kept seeing "blocked" "blocked" "blocked" -- only one (Kragar!) was not blocked from the string of commenters that I checked just now.

That Kragar guys is a dick though.

78 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:19:47pm

The top of Breitbart.com's current front page is almost all about blacks doing something or other negative.

They've become an advanced version of the American Renaissance/CCC.

79 freetoken  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:19:51pm

In some science news this week, a reworking of the tree of mitochondrial DNA evolution in humans takes the European reference mtDNA away from being the reference:

A “Copernican” Reassessment of the Human Mitochondrial DNA Tree from its Root

Wonder if Pat Buchanan will complain.

Anyway, interesting stuff. Places the reference ancestor mtDNA, that is, the mtDNA from a woman which all humans can put in their family tree, at 177 thousands years before present:

[Link: www.cell.com...]

One can diddle with the mutation rate to change the clock and thus the dates, a bit here or there, but nothing of significance would happen wrt human ancestry.

The creationists will try to put all the mutations post 4004BC, but that won't work for many reasons, not the least of which the Neanderthal evidence of them being significantly genetically different. The Neanderthals are shown on this tree from the paper:

[Link: www.cell.com...]

as splitting off from our line some 500k years ago. Yes there has been interbreeding since then, determined from the full autosomal DNA, but that appears to have been male Neanderthals with female sapiens and thus the mtDNA wasn't passed down that way.

80 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:20:59pm

re: #77 Kragar

That Kragar guys is a dick though.

That Kragar guy is a sweetie, just don't tell him, OK?
The IronFist guy was a dick.

81 Obdicut  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:21:48pm

I think this kind of stinks:

An underage teen who was sexually assaulted cannot sue the officer who left the severely intoxicated girl with her three future attackers, a federal judge ruled.

Long story short: The officer responds to a disturbance 911 call from an apartment manager, clears these three guys to carry the drunk girl off, lies to the other responding officer and says that the scene is clear. The three men drag the girl into a laundry room and rape her, the apartment manager calls 911 again, different cops come and arrest the men in the middle of raping her.

She wants to sue the cop. The judge just denied that. The judge fully admits that the cop lied to another cop, telling him the scene was clear, and that an actual investigation might have prevented the rape, but he says that, basically, cops aren't constitutionally bound to help people, they just have to not make the situation worse.

Even if you buy that, I think that's bullshit because he gave the mooks the okay to leave, they thought they were in the clear, that the cops had been called, were going away, and so they were free to act. I don't get how the judge couldn't factor that in.

82 wrenchwench  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:23:00pm

re: #73 Charles Johnson

I don't know if they're all gone yet, but most of them are.

Hey now....

83 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:24:45pm

re: #82 wrenchwench

Hey now...

Heh. Actually some of those people are still trying to re-register sock puppets to post hatred at me.

84 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:25:17pm

re: #75 Mostly sane, most of the time.

Why on earth are they bothering you about one racist comment on a website you don't own, run, or moderate?

Now, for example, if I post about the Elbonians, using the well-known racist slur "Mudsuckers," and make a joke about the Elbonians, like "How many Elbonians does it take to change a lightbulb? None, the mud shorted the socket!", well then they could tweet about LGF.

(Waiting while everyone looks at a map to find Elbonia.)

Because, as per usual, the "logic" goes that if Charles takes issue with racist comments on one site, he has to do so with every site, else he's a "hypocrite."

Or, for those of you new to fourth grade playground tactics, it's the same "logic" that goes "Why did I get punished but Johnny didn't!?"

85 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:25:45pm

re: #82 wrenchwench

Hey now...

We few, we happy few, we band of buggers...

86 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:26:23pm

re: #73 Charles Johnson

I don't know if they're all gone yet, but most of them are.

Guess I got you fooled...wait, did I say that out loud?

///

87 Shvaughn  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:32:06pm

I used to hate this site for being all derpaliciously conservative. Now when I look back on the Bad Old Times, even though I vehemently disagree, y'all back then don't seem as awful any more -- not compared to current conservative web sites.

88 freetoken  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:33:25pm

re: #87 Shvaughn

LGF had a mixed lot of commenters for quite some time.

89 aagcobb  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:33:36pm

re: #74 Shvaughn

LOL. I just clicked on a dozen or so of the avatars and kept seeing "blocked" "blocked" "blocked" -- only one (Kragar!) was not blocked from the string of commenters that I checked just now.

The only one I saw who isn't blocked was lawhawk.

90 Obdicut  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:33:48pm

re: #87 Shvaughn


There was plenty of assholery, but a lot of over the line stuff got shouted down, too.

91 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:35:25pm

So, CNN now backtracks on their initial enhancement of the "fucking coons" audio. They now say it's probably "cold".

[Link: transcripts.cnn.com...]

92 Obdicut  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:35:59pm
93 freetoken  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:36:30pm

Chris Mooney uploads of a video of S. Cupp defending Republicans against the charge of being "anti-science" by quoting Rick Santorum, of all people, about climate change:

Hehe... watch the whole thing.

94 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:37:00pm

re: #92 Obdicut

I once found crazy animated gifs of this. A 3x3 array of those looked great.

95 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:37:38pm

re: #87 Shvaughn

I used to hate this site for being all derpaliciously conservative. Now when I look back on the Bad Old Times, even though I vehemently disagree, y'all back then don't seem as awful any more -- not compared to current conservative web sites.

The fact is that even in the heat of the post-9/11 days, and with very primitive software, I did my best to keep the real haters out of here. Anyone who used racial slurs or advocated violence got banned as soon as I learned about their comments.

96 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:38:17pm

re: #73 Charles Johnson

I don't know if they're all gone yet, but most of them are.

I'm reserving my flounce for when you start posting anti-cthulhian rants.

97 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:38:55pm
BLITZER: All right, joining me now, police veteran Lou Palumbo. He currently runs a private security firm, the Elite Group. Also joining us our senior legal analyst Jeffrey Brown and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos.

It's a major issue as far as the Justice Department is concerned, that word, whether it was a bad word or simply saying it was cold, F- ing cold, shall we say, because the Justice Department presumably wouldn't get involved in a civil rights case if the word is cold.

JEFFREY TOOBIN, CNN SENIOR LEGAL ANALYST: That's right.

The only way the federal government has jurisdiction over this homicide is if they can prove there was some sort of racial hostility at the core of it. A simple shooting is a purely state matter and then the federal government wouldn't be involved.

There may be other evidence in the case. This is obviously very important. It's not the only piece of evidence in the case. The Justice Department presumably will investigate every aspect of this to determine it, but certainly if the word is cold, not C-O-O-N, that is highly relevant.

98 Shvaughn  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:39:02pm

re: #95 Charles Johnson

The fact is that even in the heat of the post-9/11 days, and with very primitive software, I did my best to keep the real haters out of here. Anyone who used racial slurs or advocated violence got banned as soon as I learned about their comments.

I'm glad you did. I'm sad that you were the exception to the rule.

99 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:39:29pm

That's why I don't trust any of those "enhancements".

100 Shvaughn  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:40:17pm

re: #91 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

So, CNN now backtracks on their initial enhancement of the "fucking coons" audio. They now say it's probably "cold".

[Link: transcripts.cnn.com...]

I was just amused by CNN playing "fucking [anything]" over and over and over again.

101 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:40:22pm

re: #96 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

I'm reserving my flounce for when you start posting anti-cthulhian rants.

My favorite flounce was when someone got upset over dowsing.

102 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:40:24pm

re: #75 Mostly sane, most of the time.

Why on earth are they bothering you about one racist comment on a website you don't own, run, or moderate?

Now, for example, if I post about the Elbonians, using the well-known racist slur "Mudsuckers," and make a joke about the Elbonians, like "How many Elbonians does it take to change a lightbulb? None, the mud shorted the socket!", well then they could tweet about LGF.

(Waiting while everyone looks at a map to find Elbonia.)

It's from an old Dilbert comic strip.

103 Lidane  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:40:29pm

Cue the RW blogosphere navel-gazing:

Netroots Nation Won’t Have RightOnline To Kick Around Anymore

The media zoo that was the annual Netroots Nation/RightOnline internet activism conferences duel is no more.

Liberal activists who have turned Netroots into one of the premier events on the progressive calendar actively worked to keep the smaller but often louder conservative RightOnline conference from horning in on its action after last year’s twin conferences in Minneapolis. RightOnline announced Thursday that this summer’s conservative confab will be held 3,000 miles away from, and a week later than, Netroots 2012.

Netroots 2012 will be held June 7-10 in Providence, R.I. RightOnline 2012 will be held June 15-16 in Las Vegas.

104 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:40:57pm

re: #100 Shvaughn

Yep, as if it makes it more reliable or something.

105 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:42:40pm

re: #101 Killgore Trout

My favorite flounce was when someone got upset over dowsing.

Ha! Did I miss that? I don't recall it at the moment. Heh, dowsing flounce.

106 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:43:43pm

re: #105 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

Ha! Did I miss that? I don't recall it at the moment. Heh, dowsing flounce.

Yeah, some dowsers are pretty touchy about this issue. Heh. Gotta love them trying to meet Randi's challenge and fail time after time.

107 Achilles Tang  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:43:46pm

re: #71 Shvaughn

Mind you, there are a lot of smart people in that thread too -- a lot more intelligent, even then, than anything you'd find at current, 2012 conservative sites.

Yes, there were some that were good with language in particular and quite entertaining when not pushing the boundaries. A few others were just plain assholes, and probably still are.

108 Only The Lurker Knows  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:44:43pm

re: #75 Mostly sane, most of the time.

Upding for the Dilbert reference.

109 Achilles Tang  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:45:38pm

re: #96 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

I'm reserving my flounce for when you start posting anti-cthulhian rants.

I miss flounces. Seems like such a long time since we had a good one.

110 Lidane  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:47:33pm

Is Texas looking to change its delegate rules to help Santorum?

According to a spokesman at the Texas Republican Party, a member of the Texas GOP’s executive committee drafted an email to call an emergency meeting to revisit its delegate-allocation rules.

And make no mistake: This effort is coming from Santorum world.

Santorum, in fact, commented on this subject yesterday while campaigning in Pennsylvania.

“After Pennsylvania, the calendar in May looks very, very interesting -- a lot of strong conservative states who are looking for the opportunity to tighten this race back up. There's talk now of maybe making the state of Texas, 154 [sic] delegates, a winner-take-all state. We would like that. That would be a good thing.”

And today on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Santorum spokeswoman Alice Stewart added, “Keep an eye on Texas, that’s going to be critical in terms of how the votes play out there, whether it’s winner-take-all or proportional. Texas will be critical in the primary election and everyone needs to pay attention to that."

Right now, Texas is set to award its 155 delegates -- on May 29 -- proportionally. But making it winner-take-all could help Santorum narrow Romney’s delegate lead, if Santorum remains in the race (and more importantly, if he remains competitive).

111 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:47:37pm

re: #93 freetoken

Chris Mooney uploads of a video of S. Cupp defending Republicans against the charge of being "anti-science" by quoting Rick Santorum, of all people, about climate change:

[Embedded content] Hehe... watch the whole thing.

Speaking of skepticism, I am suspicious of Cupp's claim to be an atheist.

112 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:48:36pm

re: #109 Flame Fin Tomini Tang

I miss flounces. Seems like such a long time since we had a good one.

Most are caught in the wind up nowadays

113 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:49:51pm

I opened registration this morning, and there have already been several sock puppet attempts.

114 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:50:54pm

I used to consider registering an obvious sock just to use up some of the cool names I had thought of.

Don't have to do that now. Now I can just change my screen name.

115 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:51:17pm

re: #110 Lidane

Oh-Please-Do!

116 Artist  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:51:37pm

re: #113 Charles Johnson

I opened registration this morning, and there have already been several sock puppet attempts.

Do these people really have nothing better to do than to hover over the site for registration openings?

117 Gus  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:51:44pm

Video: James Randi vs. Dowsing - LGF

Not sure if that's the actual dowsing flounce thread.

118 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:52:10pm

re: #113 Charles Johnson

I opened registration this morning, and there have already been several sock puppet attempts.

The smell of cheetos and flop sweat give them away every time.

119 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:54:42pm

re: #59 Obdicut

I agree with everything you just said, especially the bits about how the Daleks totally are better in the new Who than the old one.

Lady Vastra and Jenny need to be given their own spin off series.

120 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:54:42pm

re: #117 Gus

Video: James Randi vs. Dowsing - LGF

Not sure if that's the actual dowsing flounce thread.

No, I think that one flounced in another unrelated thread. He was storing it up and just couldn't hold it any more.

121 MittDoesNotCompute  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:55:17pm

re: #91 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

So, CNN now backtracks on their initial enhancement of the "fucking coons" audio. They now say it's probably "cold".

[Link: transcripts.cnn.com...]

They must have either got a legal nastygram from the Zimmermans or anticipated getting one; it's total BS, but they apparently don't want the legal liability.

It was clear as a bell and unmistakable to me that Zimmerman said "fucking coons"; the sounds on that tape don't make sense any other way.

122 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:55:51pm

re: #121 talon_262

Heh.

123 Achilles Tang  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:56:28pm

I noticed a few blocked names that I thought had just gone away. Have others, like Walter, been posthumously banned for going over to the dark side?

124 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:56:35pm

Nobody really knows what Zimmerman said, except maybe himself, if he remembers it at all.

125 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:56:38pm

re: #117 Gus

Video: James Randi vs. Dowsing - LGF

Not sure if that's the actual dowsing flounce thread.

#147 was the flounce.

126 Gus  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:58:28pm

re: #125 Killgore Trout

#147 was the flounce.

The deleted or "meltdown" comment? I seem to remember another in an unrelated thread as Charles mentioned. Someone that went on for a while if I remember correctly.

127 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:58:43pm

re: #121 talon_262

They must have either got a legal nastygram from the Zimmermans or anticipated getting one; it's total BS, but they apparently don't want the legal liability.

It was clear as a bell and unmistakable to me that Zimmerman said "fucking coons"; the sounds on that tape don't make sense any other way.

Considering their demands to the NAACP to "call off the dogs," my guess is they're making nonspecific threats of legal action if GZ doesn't get charged with anything after the grand jury is impaneled.

128 Mattand  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:58:50pm

re: #75 Mostly sane, most of the time.

Why on earth are they bothering you about one racist comment on a website you don't own, run, or moderate?

Now, for example, if I post about the Elbonians, using the well-known racist slur "Mudsuckers," and make a joke about the Elbonians, like "How many Elbonians does it take to change a lightbulb? None, the mud shorted the socket!", well then they could tweet about LGF.

(Waiting while everyone looks at a map to find Elbonia.)

You can't fool me. It shares a border and two isthmuses with Freedonia.

129 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:58:55pm

Heh, there was actually a decent amount of support for dowsing on that thread.

130 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:58:59pm

re: #125 Killgore Trout

Some long ago, and once far away names on that thread...

131 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 3:59:14pm

re: #126 Gus

In that thread Charles says it was the first dowsing meltdown. I guess the probability of another one is pretty slim ;)

132 Artist  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:00:13pm

re: #130 Dancing along the light of day

Some long ago, and once far away names on that thread...

This shows how late I joined up: I don't recognize most of the names in that thread.

133 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:00:27pm

re: #130 Dancing along the light of day

Some long ago, and once far away names on that thread...

I miss a lot of them. A few were genuine jerks but I have fond memories of most of them.

134 Gus  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:00:32pm

re: #131 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

In that thread Charles says it was the first dowsing meltdown. I guess the probability of another one is pretty slim ;)

See #120.

135 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:01:42pm

re: #125 Killgore Trout

Aw, it turns out I did miss it after all. Darn.

136 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:01:50pm

Were there any acupuncture meltdowns? /

137 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:02:43pm

re: #129 Killgore Trout

Heh, there was actually a decent amount of support for dowsing on that thread.

Well, when you're prone to believe in myth and superstition....

138 Gus  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:02:57pm

re: #136 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Were there any acupuncture meltdowns? /

There was a couple of Onion meltdowns.

139 Shvaughn  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:03:16pm

re: #119 goddamnedfrank

Lady Vastra and Jenny need to be given their own spin off series.

Yes. Yes please!

140 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:03:31pm

re: #132 Sonic the Hedgehog

re: #133 Killgore Trout

Many of them had good things to say, but some really bad ones as well.
Stinky's stick took them away.
Charles is always right, it is his site & his rules.

141 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:03:55pm

re: #136 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Were there any acupuncture meltdowns? /

Psychic surgery

142 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:04:12pm
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Before 9-11, I was a pretty frequent poster at skeptic sites and a fairly well-known contributor to various skeptical publications.

Wow, could it be that I read and liked SK's articles?

143 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:04:34pm

re: #138 Gus

There was a couple of Onion meltdowns.

You shittin' me!

144 Gus  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:05:26pm

Where's Varek?

145 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:07:00pm

re: #144 Gus

Where's Varek?

He's on vacation, I think for a week, though not sure.

146 Gus  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:08:10pm

re: #145 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

He's on vacation, I think for a week, though not sure.

Ah OK.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure there was an Onion flounce or meltdown. I think it was one involving some kid? Maybe he "killed" his parents or something?

147 Obdicut  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:08:16pm

re: #145 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

He deserves one. He's a stand-up guy. I can't remember any time I thought, "Man, Varek is being a jerk today".

148 Kronocide  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:08:48pm

Radio cracker is about a 3 on the Offense Scale. Pollak is just being a childish Balance Fairy.

149 Achilles Tang  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:09:06pm

re: #125 Killgore Trout

#147 was the flounce.

And I was 148. Funny.

I think this was about when we started to get into AGW more regularly too.

150 Kragar  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:09:36pm

re: #147 Obdicut

He deserves one. He's a stand-up guy. I can't remember any time I thought, "Man, Varek is being a jerk today".

Only when he thinks that silly sith emperor could beat the real Emperor.

151 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:09:41pm

From that thread again:

On Randi's forums (which are being worked, and should be back up in 40 minutes), they're skeptical about everything except AGW. Questioning that on Randi's boards will get you 20 posts in 5 minutes about how wrong you are!

Funny thing is, Randi did have a brain burp on AGW.

152 Shvaughn  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:10:05pm

So wait, with this Obama Versus The Supreme Court nontroversy, am I really seeing the party that has been for decades ranting about "activist judges" getting mad about what Obama said?

Really?

153 Lidane  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:11:08pm

No surprise here. PETA have always been opportunistic assholes:

PETA Will Gladly Accept Tucker Max's $500,000 Rejected Donation To Planned Parenthood (PHOTO)

Planned Parenthood was likely justified in turning down a $500,000 donation from controversial author Tucker Max, but apparently People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has no problem accepting his money.

PETA president Ingrid E. Newkirk sent Max and his publicist Ryan Holiday a letter explaining there was still a way for the author to help prevent unplanned pregnancies, receive a tax break and have his name "proudly" attached to a clinic.

So, while Planned Parenthood didn't want Max's name associated with the organization, PETA is all for it.

"We would like to purchase a brand-new mobile spay-and-neuter truck and name it "Fix Your Bitches! The Tucker Max No-Cost to Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic," Newkirk explained, adding that the truck would cost just under $400,000 and Max could donate another $100,000 for veterinary fees if he's willing to donate the same amount he offered Planned Parenthood.

154 Obdicut  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:11:57pm

re: #153 Lidane

That's parody, right?

We would like to purchase a brand-new mobile spay-and-neuter truck and name it "Fix Your Bitches! The Tucker Max No-Cost to Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic," Newkirk explaine

155 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:12:15pm

re: #152 Shvaughn

So wait, with this Obama Versus The Supreme Court nontroversy, am I really seeing the party that has been for decades ranting about "activist judges" getting mad about what Obama said?

Really?

Yep. Only liberal judges can be activist, doncha know.

156 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:12:29pm

re: #153 Lidane

No surprise here. PETA have always been opportunistic assholes:

PETA Will Gladly Accept Tucker Max's $500,000 Rejected Donation To Planned Parenthood (PHOTO)

PETA doesn't "spay and neuter" anything, they just put down all the unwanted pets they collect.

157 Achilles Tang  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:13:50pm

re: #152 Shvaughn

So wait, with this Obama Versus The Supreme Court nontroversy, am I really seeing the party that has been for decades ranting about "activist judges" getting mad about what Obama said?

Really?

We should change the constitution to not allow criticism of the Supreme Court by anyone. It doesn't have to be on pain of death, like in Iran, but close./

158 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:14:10pm

Oh PETA, the Code Pink of environmentalism.

159 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:15:06pm

re: #153 Lidane

No surprise here. PETA have always been opportunistic assholes:

PETA Will Gladly Accept Tucker Max's $500,000 Rejected Donation To Planned Parenthood (PHOTO)

Did HuffPo get fooled by The Onion, perhaps?

160 Lidane  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:15:56pm

re: #159 Targetpractice

Did HuffPo get fooled by The Onion, perhaps?

Nope. It's real.

161 PeterWolf  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:16:10pm

Ah, the Breitbartian's have sent forth their champion, Pollak. Wasn't he a journalist once?

162 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:16:37pm

re: #142 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Where is Shiplord, anyway?

163 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:16:50pm

re: #160 Lidane

Nope. It's real.

Guess truth truly is stranger than fiction.

164 Obdicut  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:16:55pm

re: #160 Lidane

PETA endorsing misogyny. Great. It's not enough they transparently use hot chicks in their advertising.

165 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:17:29pm

re: #159 Targetpractice

Did HuffPo get fooled by The Onion, perhaps?

It's on the PETA site.

I actually think PETA and Tucker Max would go very well together, considering their "Vegan beats up his girlfriend, and she loves it!" ad.

166 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:17:39pm

re: #153 Lidane

PETA's name is ironic, because it has no ethics.

167 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:18:17pm

re: #162 ProGunLiberal

Where is Shiplord, anyway?

He posts from time to time, not too often.

168 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:18:28pm

re: #125 Killgore Trout

#147 was the flounce.

I thought it was another thread, but you're right. So many flouncers, so few brain cells.

169 Achilles Tang  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:19:33pm

re: #165 Learned Mother of Zion

It's on the PETA site.

I actually think PETA and Tucker Max would go very well together, considering their "Vegan beats up his girlfriend, and she loves it!" ad.

"Fix Your Bitches! The Tucker Max No-Cost to Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic."

If the deal and the van with this logo doesn't work out, they could always sell it to a rap group.

170 Gus  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:21:15pm

re: #168 Charles Johnson

I thought it was another thread, but you're right. So many flouncers, so few brain cells.

Wasn't there an Onion flounce?

171 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:22:38pm

Wanted to make a point here:

The US wasn't stable for some time after we got independence/all the fighting stopped. Why we are expecting different for Libya is beyond me.

172 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:22:51pm

re: #152 Shvaughn

So wait, with this Obama Versus The Supreme Court nontroversy, am I really seeing the party that has been for decades ranting about "activist judges" getting mad about what Obama said?

Really?

They're not the only ones complaining, apparently.

173 Lidane  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:24:04pm

re: #164 Obdicut

PETA endorsing misogyny. Great. It's not enough they transparently use hot chicks in their advertising.

Pfft. As long as Tucker Max doesn't talk about large slides where dogs and cats are thrown down the stairs, I'm sure PETA is okay with whatever he writes.

Fucking assholes. I've never liked them. I mean, I get the health benefits of a more plant-based diet and all that, but they're not about any of that. They're just about being media whores and IRL trolls.

174 Shvaughn  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:26:11pm

re: #153 Lidane

No surprise here. PETA have always been opportunistic assholes:

PETA Will Gladly Accept Tucker Max's $500,000 Rejected Donation To Planned Parenthood (PHOTO)

Idiots.

175 Shvaughn  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:27:47pm

re: #164 Obdicut

PETA endorsing misogyny. Great. It's not enough they transparently use hot chicks in their advertising.

They've had a lot of misogyny in their ads and stunts in recent years.

176 ReamWorks SKG  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:28:05pm

The posts that aren't racist on that site are mostly wacky! There's one person who posts over and over about his conspiracy theory. I don't think that site cares one whit about moderation.

177 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:28:56pm
“What we’ve discovered is, in a drug deal gone bad, people die, and this is the defense,” Buddy Jacobs, general counsel for the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, told the 18-member panel. “Our conclusion is that this law ought to be repealed. We don’t think it’s a thing we can tweak.”

[Link: www.washingtonpost.com...]

178 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:30:19pm

re: #166 ProGunLiberal

PETA's name is ironic, because it has no ethics.

How very true. Folks 'round these parts are well-versed in the activities of the People Embarassing the Tidewater Area. The organization that's left people here wondering how many fish and animals were killed or displaced in the building of the HQ on the banks of the Elizabeth River. The one that has had an active campaign waged against it to have it's animal shelters reclassified by the Virginia Department of Agriculture as slaughterhouses. And successfully managed to get two workers off for 31 counts of animal cruelty, and only pay a fine and some community service for "littering" by dumping the bodies of 80 animals into a shopping malls dumpsters.

And let's not get started with their "ad campaigns."

179 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:34:57pm

Well, I guess there is something good about EA after all...

EA defends itself against thousands of anti-gay letters

EA is standing up for same sex relationships in games despite outrage from some

EA has been inundated in recent weeks with what GamesIndustry International understands to be "several thousand" letters and emails protesting the inclusion of same sex or LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) content in its video games, most notably Mass Effect 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic. When asked, EA confirmed that this has indeed been occurring, and unsurprisingly, EA has no plans to censor any of its games.

"Every one of EA's games includes ESRB content descriptors so it's hard to believe anyone is surprised by the content. This isn't about protecting children, it's about political harassment," Jeff Brown, VP of corporate communications told us.
---
"EA has not been pressured by any groups to include LGBT characters in our games. However, we have met with LBGT groups and sponsored industry forums to discuss content and harassment of players in online forums. In short, we do put options for same-sex relationships in our games; we don't tolerate hate speech on our forums," Brown added.

180 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:35:29pm

re: #179 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

Well, I guess there is something good about EA after all...

EA defends itself against thousands of anti-gay letters

Good for them even though they really need to improve the Madden franchise. Screw the anti gay bigots.

181 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:36:00pm

re: #179 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

Well, I guess there is something good about EA after all...

EA defends itself against thousands of anti-gay letters

Damn you man, for making me feel good about EA for once!

/

182 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:37:37pm

re: #181 Targetpractice

Whatever happened to that Jack Thompson tw@?

183 Lidane  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:39:50pm

re: #182 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

Whatever happened to that Jack Thompson tw@?

Permanently disbarred in 2008. He also tried and failed to sue Facebook for $40 million over angry comments directed at him.

He's pretty much just a footnote these days.

184 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:41:45pm

re: #183 Lidane

He's pretty much just a footnote these days.

Good. I couldn't stand that self-righteous bastard.

185 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:46:02pm

re: #183 Lidane

Permanently disbarred in 2008. He also tried and failed to sue Facebook for $40 million over angry comments directed at him.

He's pretty much just a footnote these days.

He was shaking his cane at Gabe Newell and Valve last year for some school shooter mod built on the Source engine. Set a deadline and everything. But, so far as I know, nothing has come of it.

186 Lidane  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:46:51pm

re: #184 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

Good. I couldn't stand that self-righteous bastard.

I hated him. Not only for the completely ridiculous 2 Live Crew obscenity case (yes, that was him) but all his anti-game trolling was ridiculous. If you've ever seen some of the documents he tried to submit to various courts there's a damn good reason he was finally given the banhammer by the state bar.

At one point he tried to pull the MY DISBARMENT WAS ILLEGAL BECAUSE OF REASONS card and claimed that he was going to go back to practicing law, but that pretty much died as soon as it happened. Good riddance.

187 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:48:28pm

re: #171 ProGunLiberal

Wanted to make a point here:

The US wasn't stable for some time after we got independence/all the fighting stopped. Why we are expecting different for Libya is beyond me.

I just listened to a MB guy on All Things Considered (he graduated from PITT) and he said the same thing. Same guy? I don't remember his name from the interview, but it was another stay in your driveway and listen segment.

188 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:50:13pm

re: #179 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

Well, I guess there is something good about EA after all...

EA defends itself against thousands of anti-gay letters

EA isn't about to tell millions of teenage boys that the naughty bodied elven character they've been guiding all over Ferelden can't have a lesbian affair with Leliana the roguish red head. That stuff is their bread and butter, taking it away would hit them right in the pocketbook.

189 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:51:05pm

re: #142 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Wow, could it be that I read and liked SK's articles?

re: #142 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Wow, could it be that I read and liked SK's articles?

Some of us heard SK's voice on a radio or Internet show!

190 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:51:08pm

re: #188 goddamnedfrank

EA isn't about to tell millions of teenage boys that the naughty bodied elven character they've been guiding all over Ferelden can't have a lesbian affair with Leliana the roguish red head. That stuff is their bread and butter, taking it away would hit them right in the pocketbook.

Yeah, the gamers will have to settle for the blue alien chick.

/

191 Interesting Times  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:51:36pm
192 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:52:56pm

re: #187 Hoodies for Justice. T

Muslim Brotherhood? That makes me a little worried.

Also, Fallout 3 just produced an utterly hilarious glitch.

193 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:54:20pm

re: #192 ProGunLiberal

Muslim Brotherhood? That makes me a little worried.

Also, Fallout 3 just produced an utterly hilarious glitch.

Was it the one where the physics engine freaks out and the body flies around everywhere?

194 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:56:49pm

re: #193 Targetpractice

No.

I present to you: The Fallout Micro-Computer!

195 Achilles Tang  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:58:09pm

re: #194 ProGunLiberal

No.

I present to you: The Fallout Micro-Computer!

Maybe it's a baby Dalek?

196 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:58:40pm

re: #194 ProGunLiberal

No.

I present to you: The Fallout Micro-Computer!

Robco's first, and only, attempt at subminiaturization.

197 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:59:55pm

re: #196 Targetpractice

I have to wonder what produced that glitch. Got to Enclave camp, noticed something odd about the computer, took a closer look.

198 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:01:45pm

re: #192 ProGunLiberal

Muslim Brotherhood? That makes me a little worried.

Also, Fallout 3 just produced an utterly hilarious glitch.

Oops, I read Egypt, not Libya. Sorry. It was a decent interview. We will see.

199 wrenchwench  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:02:06pm

I don't care how good of a Friday it is tomorrow, I'll be here. But now I have to go home and see what the cats are up to.

200 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:02:32pm

Reading those comments read like reading Stormfront. And Joel is all pissed because someone here called Rush a "radio cracker." Priorities and consistency dude, you have neither.

201 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:02:36pm

re: #197 ProGunLiberal

I have to wonder what produced that glitch. Got to Enclave camp, noticed something odd about the computer, took a closer look.

I couldn't begin to speculate. Bethesda did some terrible things to that game engine when they took it from Oblivion and built Fallout 3 upon its fragile bones. 3+ years later and fans are still hunting down bugs.

202 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:04:04pm

re: #201 Targetpractice

This one isn't really bad, just funny as all hell. It's a Baby Computer!

203 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:06:33pm

re: #202 ProGunLiberal

This one isn't really bad, just funny as all hell. It's a Baby Computer!

Yeah, I know, but it got downright frustrating when you had to wait for days or weeks for a patch to repair the bugs produced by the latest patch/DLC.

204 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:06:35pm

Hmm, Orlando Sentinel reports on the claims of Zimmerman passing fliers for Sherman Ware, but only from the words of his family.

[Link: articles.orlandosentinel.com...]

However this para caught my eye:

Ironically, Tonetta Foster, the sister of Sherman Ware, the man punched by Collison, took part in a Trayvon rally March 19 at the Seminole Criminal courthouse at which protesters called for Zimmerman's arrest.

"I stand for justice for Trayvon, for Sherman Ware," she said.

205 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:07:19pm

Speaking of Fallout, you can download the original Fallout free (and legal) from gog.com for the next ~48 hours or so.

206 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:07:27pm

re: #204 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

If he was such a campaigner, wouldn't Sherman's sister know? I think the family is gilding the lily at best.

207 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:07:56pm

re: #205 Satanic Ritual Kazoo

I'm gonna have to think about doing that.

208 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:08:45pm

re: #205 Satanic Ritual Kazoo

Speaking of Fallout, you can download the original Fallout free (and legal) from gog.com for the next ~48 hours or so.

Ah I am gonna let my brother know about that. He really enjoys the series.

209 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:10:34pm

re: #208 HappyWarrior

Looks like they have Fallout 2 for $5.99, too.

210 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:15:31pm

Best them while they're still going for that cheap. After next year, Bethesda gets control of the whole franchise and probably will start charging more.

211 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:22:57pm

re: #200 HappyWarrior

Reading those comments read like reading Stormfront. And Joel is all pissed because someone here called Rush a "radio cracker." Priorities and consistency dude, you have neither.

That's just it, it wasn't here. It was a comment at the Media Matters website, which in Joel's little mind is somehow our host's responsibility.

212 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:23:41pm

re: #205 Satanic Ritual Kazoo

Speaking of Fallout, you can download the original Fallout free (and legal) from gog.com for the next ~48 hours or so.

You like Wing Commander?

213 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:24:34pm

re: #205 Satanic Ritual Kazoo

Speaking of Fallout, you can download the original Fallout free (and legal) from gog.com for the next ~48 hours or so.

Windows only?! Hey! What the?

214 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:25:18pm

re: #200 HappyWarrior

Reading those comments read like reading Stormfront. And Joel is all pissed because someone here called Rush a "radio cracker." Priorities and consistency dude, you have neither.

Nope, it wasn't even here - it was at Media Matters. I don't allow that word here.

215 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:25:29pm

re: #210 Targetpractice

Best them while they're still going for that cheap. After next year, Bethesda gets control of the whole franchise and probably will start charging more.

Nah, they'll go into wingnut/moonbat mode and 'memory hole' those games so as to make it look like the only Fallout is a Bethesda Fallout.
/

216 Artist  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:26:03pm

re: #213 Charles Johnson

Windows only?! Hey! What the?

This is why I dual boot.

217 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:26:49pm

re: #213 Charles Johnson

Windows only?! Hey! What the?

Do they have the original DOS version piggybacking? Because then you could try DosBox if it's available on Mac.

218 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:26:53pm

re: #211 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

That's just it, it wasn't here. I was a comment at the Media Matters website, which in Joel's little mind is somehow our host's responsibility.

Then Mr. Pollak is an even bigger moron than I thought and that's saying something after seeing his crazy claims about Critical Race Theory with Soledad O'Brien.

219 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:27:28pm

re: #214 Charles Johnson

Nope, it wasn't even here - it was at Media Matters. I don't allow that word here.

Then he's an idiot but he's shown that alot frankly.

220 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:27:28pm

re: #213 Charles Johnson

Windows only?! Hey! What the?

Join us on the Dark Side, Charles. We have cookies.

///

221 jaunte  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:27:54pm
222 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:28:13pm

Nerd Alert: I have a re-released copy of "Wasteland" with a "Fallout" demo on the same disk.

223 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:28:22pm

re: #221 jaunte

Nice hat!
Image: 23573598019621911_bX3DVY41_c.jpg

Asshat.

224 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:28:55pm

re: #221 jaunte

Nice hat!
Image: 23573598019621911_bX3DVY41_c.jpg

Festive :).

225 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:29:11pm

re: #222 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

Nerd Alert: I have a re-released copy of "Wasteland" with a "Fallout" demo on the same disk.

You heard that a Wasteland 2 is in the works?

226 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:29:18pm

re: #220 Targetpractice

Join us on the Dark Side, Charles. We have cookies.

///

I set Firefox to delete all cookies on shut down. So no, not all of us on the Dark Side have cookies.

227 jaunte  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:29:18pm

re: #223 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

[Link: twitter.com...]

228 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:29:58pm

re: #227 jaunte

[Link: twitter.com...]

aww

229 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:30:00pm

re: #225 Targetpractice

You heard that a Wasteland 2 is in the words?

Are you fucking with me? You better not be fucking with me on this shit.

230 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:32:44pm

re: #229 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

Are you fucking with me? You better not be fucking with me on this shit.

I shit you not.

231 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:34:39pm

re: #223 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Asshat.

Shitonwindowabusehat

232 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:36:00pm

re: #230 Targetpractice

Oh, they better not fuck this up. Asking for public donations to develop a game seems kind of sketchy to me, and I'd be wary if not for the names involved.

233 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:38:03pm

Fargo and Avellone working on a post-apoc CRPG...

Am I dead? Is this heaven? What's going on here?

234 [deleted]  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:38:52pm
235 Achilles Tang  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:39:18pm

re: #214 Charles Johnson

Nope, it wasn't even here - it was at Media Matters. I don't allow that word here.

In Florida it is a term of endearment by many, just really meaning native. I guess it is because it has become an insult when used by blacks like the other word which is only an insult when used by whites, that neither may be spoken anymore.

Language is getting so complicated.

236 Achilles Tang  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:40:48pm

Not the flounce I was hoping for.

237 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:40:56pm

:rolls eyes:

238 Only The Lurker Knows  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:41:14pm

A Flounce! we have a flounce! Been awhile since I have seen one.

239 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:41:18pm

re: #232 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

Oh, they better not fuck this up. Asking for public donations to develop a game seems kind of sketchy to me, and I'd be wary if not for the names involved.

If it's a con, it's a well-played one. Considering how active Avellone is with the fan community, if he hadn't pledged support to this, folks would already know.

240 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:42:36pm

re: #236 Flame Fin Tomini Tang

Not even a hint of drama or frenzy. Almost like watching Amish pr0n.

241 b_sharp  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:43:22pm

re: #234 lone_wolf_in_illinois

Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

242 Achilles Tang  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:43:51pm

re: #234 lone_wolf_in_illinois

More and more, I see that you have become one-sided and don't post corrections to things that you jumped on earlier that were proven to be wrong.

Wimp. Why don't you simply prove the errors, or just express disagreement.

243 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:43:55pm

re: #236 Flame Fin Tomini Tang

Not the flounce I was hoping for.

Very er coherent. Damn it,

244 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:44:28pm

re: #234 lone_wolf_in_illinois

Just as we talked about not seeing flounces anymore!

245 [deleted]  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:44:40pm
246 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:44:44pm

re: #239 Targetpractice

Yeah, it seems legit.

247 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:45:58pm

re: #234 lone_wolf_in_illinois

:). Actually one of our most reasonable flounces. Live and counter opinion live.

248 Achilles Tang  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:46:36pm

re: #244 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Just as we talked about not seeing flounces anymore!

Wouldn't surprise me if that prompted it. The flashback link was probably too much to take.

249 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:47:15pm

re: #234 lone_wolf_in_illinois

I respect you and your opinions, but you have taken a turn that a critical thinking person such as myself can no longer feel comfortable with.

This is either meaningless gibberish OR this implies that everybody else is not a critical thinking person here.

250 jaunte  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:47:33pm

Pretending there's an even balance between the recent move towards institutional irrationality on the right, and occasional disorganized flareups of the same on the left, would create a false picture of how far radical the right has become.

251 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:48:53pm

Both sides are bad LOL.

252 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:48:55pm

re: #246 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

Yeah, it seems legit.

Not knowing the cost of developing a game, $2.5mil seems sort of small, but I guess when you're working with a small in-house production, it might be more than enough.

253 jaunte  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:49:20pm
254 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:50:17pm

re: #251 goddamnedfrank

Both sides are bad LOL.

Everybody is derping. I'm not derping. ///

255 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:50:57pm

re: #250 jaunte

Pretending there's an even balance between the recent move towards institutional irrationality on the right, and occasional disorganized flareups of the same on the left, would create a false picture of how far radical the right has become.

I swear all they have is Jesse and Al. And that in itself says a lot.

Every other fucking Dem has been calm cool and damn centrist.

They are looking in the mirror when they sling their accusations.

256 b_sharp  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:51:20pm

re: #254 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Everybody is derping. I'm not derping. ///

Don't be such a derp.

257 jaunte  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:51:30pm

How Romney Fibs—and Gets Away With It

Blame it on the media embrace of false equivalency

258 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:51:56pm

re: #253 jaunte

I think it's hilarious really. Oh my god President Obama called the Supreme Court judicial activists. Are these right wingers ignoring the total lack of and I mean real lack of respect Gingrich showed to judges who don't rule how he likes philosophically. I probably wouldn't have said what Obama said but I think Scalia's comment about comparing mandated insurance to mandating eating veggies was absurd and I think even Scalia knows that since Scalia isn't a dumb man.

259 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:51:57pm

re: #256 No Monkey Man (Born With a Banana in my Hand)

Don't be such a derp.

You derpin', man!//

260 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:52:48pm

re: #252 Targetpractice

Not knowing the cost of developing a game, $2.5mil seems sort of small, but I guess when you're working with a small in-house production, it might be more than enough.

I don't really know enough about the finance side of the game industry, but if they're working with an existing engine, cutting out publisher control and it's wacked requirements, and going with digital distribution, they could wind up being able to do more with less funding.

If they do go with DD, it will be the first time in history that The Behemoth has ever paid money for a game without getting a hard copy.

261 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:52:55pm

The more the gap between the left and the right widens in terms of sanity, the more sites like factcheck will be straying from rationality in the direction of false balance.

262 b_sharp  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:53:31pm

re: #259 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

You derpin', man!//

I've been told I derp with the best of them. There are days I don't even break a derp, no matter how hard I'm derping.

263 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:53:47pm

I haven't had to do this for a while, but as always, flounces will be deleted. You don't get to leave a dramatic "goodbye cruel world" message, sorry.

264 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:54:03pm

re: #258 HappyWarrior

I think it's hilarious really. Oh my god President Obama called the Supreme Court judicial activists. Are these right wingers ignoring the total lack of and I mean real lack of respect Gingrich showed to judges who don't rule how he likes philosophically. I probably wouldn't have said what Obama said but I think Scalia's comment about comparing mandated insurance to mandating eating veggies was absurd and I think even Scalia knows that since Scalia isn't a dumb man.

I brought up to a wingnut the other day the fact that Newt has not only said that judges should be made to appear before Congress if their decisions are against the "majority opinion," but also that courts could be abolished for doing so.

The response I got? "So what, he's not president, Obama is, and that's what's so wrong about what he said!"

The derp is strong with these ones.

265 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:54:09pm

re: #262 No Monkey Man (Born With a Banana in my Hand)

I've been told I derp with the best of them. There are days I don't even break a derp, no matter how hard I'm derping.

I derp, you derp, let's derp together!

266 ozbloke  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:55:02pm

re: #263 Charles Johnson

I haven't had to do this for a while, but as always, flounces will be deleted. You don't get to leave a dramatic "goodbye cruel world" message, sorry.

Charles,

You may want to delete my #245
Apologies...

267 b_sharp  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:55:42pm

re: #265 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

I derp, you derp, let's derp together!

A family that derps together, derps together.

268 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:56:01pm

re: #264 Targetpractice

I brought up to a wingnut the other day the fact that Newt has not only said that judges should be made to appear before Congress if their decisions are against the "majority opinion," but also that courts could be abolished for doing so.

The response I got? "So what, he's not president, Obama is, and that's what's so wrong about what he said!"

The derp is strong with these ones.

Exactly, and you know as well as I do that if a Democratic candidate had said what Newt said, they would be going crazy. Instead Obama is compared to fucking Stalin. Again I wouldn't have criticized the court but the right wing outrage over what Obama said was just so stupid. And considering their own attacks on "activist judges", I guess it hurt when Obama made the correct point that judicial activism isn't only practiced by left leaning judges.

269 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:56:27pm

re: #267 No Monkey Man (Born With a Banana in my Hand)

A family that derps together, derps together.

A derp a day keeps the derp away.

270 b_sharp  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:56:31pm

re: #266 ozbloke

Charles,

You may want to delete my #245
Apologies...

Same with 241

271 jaunte  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:57:22pm

re: #264 Targetpractice

Maybe if you first corner them into saying they're "not persuaded by emotions, only by facts."

272 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:58:41pm

I R SERIOUS COMMENTER. WHY U NO SEE ALL SIDES SAME/BAD?

273 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:59:00pm

I have to admit I'm curious about which correction I should have posted but didn't.

I know I've gotten several hate mails recently demanding that I correct something I actually didn't get wrong, because some wingnut blogger was ranting at me about it -- I suspect it was one of those.

One was Jim Hoft's stupid post denying that the guy arrested for rape was a Tea Party leader. The guy was apparently acquitted of the charges. But see, that's exactly how these idiots roll, because I never said he was guilty of rape - I just pointed out that Hoft's denial that he was a Tea Party leader was ridiculously false. And it was. Nothing to correct.

274 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:59:04pm

Although I agree with the general sentiment of the flouncer if you really want something done you have to do it yourself. Don't expect other people to like it because you're going to be disappointed.

275 jaunte  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:59:15pm

re: #268 HappyWarrior

guess it hurt when Obama made the correct point that judicial activism isn't only practiced by left leaning judges.

Judge Roy Moore and his monument:
[Link: www.jesus-is-savior.com...]

276 b_sharp  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:59:18pm

re: #272 goddamnedfrank

I R SERIOUS COMMENTER. WHY U NO SEE ALL SIDES SAME/BAD?

MOAR !!!1!!

277 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:59:37pm

re: #258 HappyWarrior

I think it's hilarious really. Oh my god President Obama called the Supreme Court judicial activists. Are these right wingers ignoring the total lack of and I mean real lack of respect Gingrich showed to judges who don't rule how he likes philosophically. I probably wouldn't have said what Obama said but I think Scalia's comment about comparing mandated insurance to mandating eating veggies was absurd and I think even Scalia knows that since Scalia isn't a dumb man.

Ronald Fucking Reagan has said some unbelievably crazy shit about the supreme court

as has John Roberts, of course, back before he was on it

But it's Ronald Jesus Christ Reagan, if you touch the hem of his garment you're healed of all critical thought

278 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:00:18pm

When I do get something wrong, like mistakenly accusing @Liberty_Chick of deleting a tweet, I post a correction and retraction AND an apology. Apparently that isn't enough.

Wingnuts think funny.

279 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:00:31pm

re: #272 goddamnedfrank

I'm a sagacious sage, and I sagely nod in agreement.

280 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:00:39pm

re: #273 Charles Johnson

I have to admit I'm curious about which correction I should have posted but didn't.

I know I've gotten several hate mails recently demanding that I correct something I actually didn't get wrong, because some wingnut blogger was ranting at me about it -- I suspect it was one of those.

One was Jim Hoft's stupid post denying that the guy arrested for rape was a Tea Party leader. The guy was apparently acquitted of the charges. But see, that's exactly how these idiots roll, because I never said he was guilty of rape - I just pointed out that Hoft's denial that he was a Tea Party leader was ridiculously false. And it was. Nothing to correct.

You should have asked him. Maybe it was the California anti-Muslim hate crime that is probably a hoax.

281 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:00:51pm

re: #268 HappyWarrior

Exactly, and you know as well as I do that if a Democratic candidate had said what Newt said, they would be going crazy. Instead Obama is compared to fucking Stalin. Again I wouldn't have criticized the court but the right wing outrage over what Obama said was just so stupid. And considering their own attacks on "activist judges", I guess it hurt when Obama made the correct point that judicial activism isn't only practiced by left leaning judges.

That's one that actually made my head spin when talking with another wingnut, whose response to Obama's comments was to opine aloud that this was likely the beginning of a concerted effort by Democrats to tarnish the reputation of SCOTUS.

282 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:01:13pm

re: #280 Killgore Trout

You should have asked him. Maybe it was the California anti-Muslim hate crime that is probably a hoax.

I don't think that's actually proven, is it?

283 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:01:33pm

re: #275 jaunte

Judge Roy Moore and his monument:
[Link: www.jesus-is-savior.com...]

STRICT CONSTRUCTIONIST but yeah Moore is exactly who I think of when I hear right wing judicial activist. Also, if my understanding of the court in the 30's is correct, I believe Justice Brandeis pointed out that the so called four horsemen engaged in alot of right wing judicial activism to favor big business and property rights over labor and the individual. Of course, I imagine that Justice Brandeis is probably seen as a Marxist Socialist Shariah advocate.

284 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:01:55pm

re: #281 Targetpractice

That's one that actually made my head spin when talking with another wingnut, whose response to Obama's comments was to opine aloud that this was likely the beginning of a concerted effort by Democrats to tarnish the reputation of SCOTUS.

senility! it's fantastic!

I wish I could selectively forget 8 years of Bush too!

285 b_sharp  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:02:14pm

re: #279 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

I'm a sagacious sage, and I sagely nod in agreement.

You be Spice girl.

286 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:02:53pm

Socrates the Druid casts True Seeing, sees the truth.

287 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:03:26pm

re: #282 Charles Johnson

I don't think that's actually proven, is it?

No but it seems that the investigation isn't looking into a potential hate crime, it looks like her family whacked her. Someone posted a page on it earlier. Probably the daughter, the father might be involved too. They seem to have left the country.

289 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:04:59pm

re: #287 Killgore Trout

They seem to have left the country.

A necessary addition: to bury the woman.

290 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:06:13pm

re: #287 Killgore Trout

If I recall, I wrote that I thought people like Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer had a part in drumming up the hatred that leads to anti-Muslim violence, but apart from that I didn't express an opinion about whether the report was accurate or not.

And I'm not going to retract that opinion about Geller and Spencer, ever.

291 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:06:31pm

re: #286 goddamnedfrank

Socrates the Druid casts True Seeing, sees the truth.

Cynical Diogenes the Cynic tells the truthful truth to the powerful power.

292 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:06:51pm

re: #277 windupbird is in the gravity well

Ronald Fucking Reagan has said some unbelievably crazy shit about the supreme court

as has John Roberts, of course, back before he was on it

But it's Ronald Jesus Christ Reagan, if you touch the hem of his garment you're healed of all critical thought

Their logic is this: Everything great in the 80's and beyond was Reagan's doing, everything bad was either Clinton or even Bush I's fault or Tip O'Neill and the Democratic leadership at that time for deceiving him.

293 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:07:12pm

re: #287 Killgore Trout

No but it seems that the investigation isn't looking into a potential hate crime, it looks like her family whacked her. Someone posted a page on it earlier. Probably the daughter, the father might be involved too. They seem to have left the country.

They left the country to bring the murdered woman home for burial.

294 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:07:35pm

re: #289 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

A necessary addition: to bury the woman.

from the article...

The family traveled to Baghdad, Iraq, where Alwadi's father is a Shia cleric, last week. Phone calls to the El Cajon police department about the family's plans to return to the U.S. were not immediately returned.

I think there's a good chance they won't come back voluntarily.

295 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:08:37pm

re: #294 Killgore Trout

from the article...

I think there's a good chance they won't come back voluntarily.

If they're accused, they may not, whether they're guilty or not. That was a dumb move on the part of the investigators to come up with this info while they're out of the country.

296 Mich-again  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:10:12pm

I think it is highly appropriate that Newt's think tank is going bankrupt. The mission for a "think tank" is come up with ideas and that has never been Newt's strong suit. If Newt ever had an original idea it would die of loneliness. No wonder his think tank sunk.

297 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:10:49pm

re: #292 HappyWarrior

Their logic is this: Everything great in the 80's and beyond was Reagan's doing, everything bad was either Clinton or even Bush I's fault or Tip O'Neill and the Democratic leadership at that time for deceiving him.

Ayep. It's an article of faith that Reagan wanted budget cuts and O'Neill screwed him over, taking tax increases but not honoring a deal to match them to bigger budget cuts.

298 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:11:40pm

re: #295 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

If they're accused, they may not, whether they're guilty or not. That was a dumb move on the part of the investigators to come up with this info while they're out of the country.

Well, reading between the lines a little bit: From the leaked text message while the daughter was being questioned I think the family probably knows that their story isn't very good. They got out while they could.

299 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:13:41pm

re: #298 Killgore Trout

Again, regardless, this was not appropriate. If they don't return in a month, it's one thing. At this moment it's another.

300 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:14:57pm

I'm actually more curious how the police got that text message. Can they monitor texts suspects receive while in custody? Did they subpoena her provider or did they just intercept it?

301 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:15:05pm

re: #297 Targetpractice

Ayep. It's an article of faith that Reagan wanted budget cuts and O'Neill screwed him over, taking tax increases but not honoring a deal to match them to bigger budget cuts.

They're in love with Reagan the abstract idea rather than what Reagan's presidency actually was. I look at some of the shit Reagan did e.g. Iran-Contra and then lying about it, trying to appoint a complete wacko to the Supreme Court in Bork, and then I think about what the right would do if Obama did that. Why, they would be using Iran-Contra as "proof" that Obama's really a Muslim. Instead Obama's policies result in the deaths of both Bin Laden and Qaddafi and these guys especially Romney still want to tell the American people that all Obama does is apologize for our policies.

302 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:16:53pm

Currently sipping a glass of Babble Mendocino County red wine - very nice!

[Link: www.corkbin.com...]

303 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:18:30pm

re: #302 Charles Johnson

Currently sipping a glass of Babble Mendocino Country red wine - very nice!

[Link: www.corkbin.com...]

Why are there Alice in Wonderland characters on the label?

304 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:19:21pm

re: #302 Charles Johnson

Currently sipping a glass of Babble Mendocino Country red wine - very nice!

[Link: www.corkbin.com...]

I'm expanding my pinot noir vine collection again this year. I'm almost up to 30 vines. I'll make my first batch of grape juice next year.

305 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:19:24pm

re: #303 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Why are there Alice in Wonderland characters on the label?

Why not?

306 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:20:07pm

re: #303 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Why are there Alice in Wonderland characters on the label?

The mouse having a glass of wine is pretty sweet you gotta admit.

307 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:20:51pm

Not a big wine fan myself, more into liquor. Anyone got any recommendations for something fairly inexpensive but good.

308 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:21:42pm

Heh, never thought I'd see the day...

Coulter vs. Malkin: Female conservatives clash over Palin

Last Sunday, in an appearance on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” conservative columnist and author Ann Coulter took what some have seen as a swipe at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying that the eventual Republican candidate shouldn’t pick “a novelty candidate” as their vice presidential nominee because it “would ring too much like Sarah Palin.”

Conservative blogger and commentator Michelle Malkin challenged Coulter’s characterization, suggesting in a post on Monday that Coulter was part of the “war on conservative women” Malkin had opined on a month ago.

“‘Novelty candidate’ means an outside-the-Beltway, outside-the-establishment public servant who speaks from the heart, lives political and personal life on her own terms, and embodies all that Coulter’s best Hollywood friends like misogynist Bill Maher hate,” Malkin wrote on Monday. “Sometimes, the war on conservative women isn’t just being waged by the Left. This is a form of political fragging. Shame.”

309 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:22:35pm

I haven't posted about this but it's pretty big news - major companies are cutting off funding for ALEC, the right wing front group behind 'Stand Your Ground' and voter ID laws:

Also today, both Coca-Cola and Pepsi announced they're dumping ALEC.

There's something happening here.

310 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:23:00pm

re: #308 Targetpractice

Heh, never thought I'd see the day...

Coulter vs. Malkin: Female conservatives clash over Palin

Thunderdome?!

311 Only The Lurker Knows  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:23:07pm

re: #307 HappyWarrior

Not a big wine fan myself, more into liquor. Anyone got any recommendations for something fairly inexpensive but good.

Crown Royal Special Reserve

312 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:23:52pm

re: #308 Targetpractice

Heh, never thought I'd see the day...

Coulter vs. Malkin: Female conservatives clash over Palin

Ann Coulter's part of the war on conservative women? God I can't stand Ann Coulter but at least she's not totally stupid like Malkin is being here. Palin's own biggest critics are fellow conservative women and for good reason too. Palin is only about Palin and I think Coulter realizes that about her.

313 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:24:22pm

re: #311 Bubblehead II

Crown Royal Special Reserve

Thanks.

314 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:24:48pm

re: #307 HappyWarrior

Not a big wine fan myself, more into liquor. Anyone got any recommendations for something fairly inexpensive but good.

For wine? Experimenting in the lower price ranges can be risky. I don't have very discerning taste but some of the shit is just gross. I stick with the reds (merlot, Cab Sav, etc) Barefoot and Yellowtail are widely available, affordable and drinkable.

315 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:25:34pm

re: #314 Killgore Trout

For wine? Experimenting in the lower price ranges can be risky. I don't have very discerning taste but some of the shit is just gross. I stick with the reds (merlot, Cab Sav, etc) Barefoot and Yellowtail are widely available, affordable and drinkable.

Well I was saying in general. Thanks though.

316 jaunte  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:25:45pm

re: #307 HappyWarrior

Not a big wine fan myself, more into liquor. Anyone got any recommendations for something fairly inexpensive but good.

If you like vodka, Platinum 7x is both:
[Link: www.thedrunkpirate.com...]

317 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:26:47pm

re: #316 jaunte

If you like vodka, Platinum 7x is both:
[Link: www.thedrunkpirate.com...]

Yeah I like vodka. Sounds good.

318 Digital Display  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:28:25pm

re: #314 Killgore Trout

For wine? Experimenting in the lower price ranges can be risky. I don't have very discerning taste but some of the shit is just gross. I stick with the reds (merlot, Cab Sav, etc) Barefoot and Yellowtail are widely available, affordable and drinkable.

Drinking Yellowtail as a fine red wine in like drinking a Bud in a micro brewery.
/

319 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:29:38pm

re: #317 HappyWarrior

Yeah I like vodka. Sounds good.

If you like vodka I highly recommend Tito's.

320 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:29:54pm

Malkin:

Unbelievably, Coulter is under the continued delusion that Sarah Palin was the problem with the 2008 ticket and not McCain.

That's just ... heh.

321 b_sharp  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:31:05pm

re: #307 HappyWarrior

Not a big wine fan myself, more into liquor. Anyone got any recommendations for something fairly inexpensive but good.

Wolf Blass wine, Canadian Club whiskey, Glenfiddich scotch.

322 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:31:15pm

re: #318 HoosierHoops

Drinking Yellowtail as a fine red wine in like drinking a Bud in a micro brewery.
/

It is odd that I'm mostly a wine drinker but my taste in wine is pretty basic. I rarely drink beer but when I do I'm pretty snooty about my choices.

323 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:32:12pm
…Coulter said that might be a weakness in the Republican Party as a whole — that certain individuals become celebrities and are allowed to profit off that status and yet still interfere in GOP politics, which Democrats have been able to avoid.
“And just a more corporate problem is I think our party and particularly our movement, the conservative movement, does have more of a problem with con men and charlatans than the Democratic Party,” she said. “I mean, the incentives seem to be set up to allow people — as long as you have a band of a few million fanatical followers, you can make money. The Democrats have managed to figure out how not to do that.”
324 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:32:16pm

re: #321 No Monkey Man (Born With a Banana in my Hand)

Wolf Blass wine, Canadian Club whiskey, Glenfiddich scotch.

Glenfiddich is good. Got a free shot a month back since the bartender was the brother of my Dad's best friend. I think I'll give the Canadian whiskey a try. I haven't tried it yet. More into Irish whiskeys but always into trying new things too.

325 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:33:02pm

re: #323 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Of course, this is the same Ann who wrote the book If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans. Seems like Democrats have more brains...

326 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:34:15pm

re: #320 The Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost of a Ghost

Malkin:

That's just ... heh.

How Malkin quickly forgets that McCain was running close with Obama until people met his running mate and most of them outside of right wing partisans couldn't stand her. The base loved Palin, I have no doubt about that, but your average voter sees her what she is- someone woefully unqualified for the vice presidency and who didn't understand policy at all.

327 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:34:27pm

re: #280 Killgore Trout

You should have asked him.

Nah. When someone leads with a "Cancel My Subscription", it's pretty clear they have chosen to close the door on any kind of dialogue.

328 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:36:12pm

re: #322 Killgore Trout

Smoking Loon's Viognier is pretty good.

329 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:37:43pm

McCain was a problem but not for the reason why Malkin thinks. It wasn't because he wasn't a real conservative. It was because he wasn't the McCain that many people including myself liked in 2000. He was just like Romney today, a man who sold out much of his principles to satisfy a base that likes raw red meat than actual steak.

330 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:38:00pm

re: #318 HoosierHoops

Drinking Yellowtail as a fine red wine in like drinking a Bud in a micro brewery.
/

Wine tasting seems to be almost entirely about expectation:

In 2001, Frederic Brochet conducted two experiments at the University of Bordeaux.

In one experiment, he got 54 oenology (the study of wine tasting and wine making) undergraduates together and had them taste one glass of red wine and one glass of white wine. He had them describe each wine in as much detail as their expertise would allow. What he didn't tell them was both were the same wine. He just dyed the white one red. In the other experiment, he asked the experts to rate two different bottles of red wine. One was very expensive, the other was cheap. Again, he tricked them. This time he had put the cheap wine in both bottles. So what were the results?

The tasters in the first experiment, the one with the dyed wine, described the sorts of berries and grapes and tannins they could detect in the red wine just as if it really was red. Every single one, all 54, could not tell it was white. In the second experiment, the one with the switched labels, the subjects went on and on about the cheap wine in the expensive bottle. They called it complex and rounded. They called the same wine in the cheap bottle weak and flat.

Another experiment at Cal-Tech pitted five bottles of wine against each other. They ranged in price from $5 to $90. Similarly, the experimenters put cheap wine in the expensive bottles -- but this time they put the tasters in a brain scanner. While tasting the wine, the same parts of the brain would light up in the machine every time, but with the wine the tasters thought was expensive, one particular region of the brain became more active. Another study had tasters rate cheese eaten with two different wines. One they were told was from California, the other from North Dakota. The same wine was in both bottles. The tasters rated the cheese they ate with the California wine as being better quality, and they ate more of it.

331 Lidane  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:38:10pm

re: #307 HappyWarrior

Not a big wine fan myself, more into liquor. Anyone got any recommendations for something fairly inexpensive but good.

Woodford Reserve is your friend. I think it's pretty good, and I'm not usually one for bourbon.

332 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:38:48pm

re: #288 Killgore Trout

A rebellious daughter, busted by the cops for having sex in a parked car, resentful of an arranged marriage, and a soon to be ex-husband.

Certainly smells fishy.

333 Lidane  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:38:52pm

re: #319 Satanic Ritual Kazoo

If you like vodka I highly recommend Tito's.

You can never go wrong with Tito's. Good stuff.

334 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:39:00pm

re: #331 Lidane

Woodford Reserve is your friend. I think it's pretty good, and I'm not usually one for bourbon.

I have been meaning to try more types of bourbon too. Anyhow this will probably be a daytime decision. Just going to enjoy the day off. Been a busy week at work.

335 Digital Display  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:40:48pm

re: #322 Killgore Trout

It is odd that I'm mostly a wine drinker but my taste in wine is pretty basic. I rarely drink beer but when I do I'm pretty snooty about my choices.

I'm teasing you KT.. I grew up in Wine Country.. Put up with my folks wine snobs.. Wine parties rocked in Napa..
But really..A lot of us kids loved beer..If you brought a 6 pack to a high school party you were the king.. If you grew up in Wine Country and couldn't find free wine anytime you had connection issues..
/

336 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:41:00pm

My son makes his own wine. He gave us a bottle to sample when we went to Toronto a couple of weeks ago, but I'm saving it for the seder tomorrow night.

337 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:42:06pm

re: #309 Charles Johnson

I haven't posted about this but it's pretty big news - major companies are cutting off funding for ALEC, the right wing front group behind 'Stand Your Ground' and voter ID laws:

Also today, both Coca-Cola and Pepsi announced they're dumping ALEC.

There's something happening here.

Based on the article ThinkProgress links to, there's a series of boycotts brewing for companies that support ALEC in light of Trayvon Martin's death.

338 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:45:49pm

I was always pretty popular in my social circle on campus because I had a fridge and I kept it stocked with good stuff. I had no problem sharing the wealth either. Just as long as people didn't act like jackasses heading back to their places, I was cool.

339 funky chicken  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:48:53pm

It was chilly today here so I wore a hoodie sweatshirt all day. It didn't occur to me until right now that somebody might consider that a political statement. I went to Target, Starbucks, and Whole Foods in my hoodie.

Crap, now I have to pay attention to what I throw on when I'm heading out the door to run errands now?

340 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:52:41pm

re: #339 funky chicken

Here's Adam Sandler, being all politically thuggish long before it was cool.
/

341 Lidane  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 7:06:20pm

One other recommendation -- El Dorado Special Reserve 15 year old

Caribbean rum that's made for sipping, and which would be wasted in mixed drinks. Very good stuff. I'm sitting here having a glass of it with a single ice cube added and it's a smooth drink.

Not a bad way to celebrate my 39th birthday. :)

342 Tigger2005  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 7:54:27pm

re: #73 Charles Johnson

I don't know if they're all gone yet, but most of them are.

I'm still here. Kind of embarrassed of some of the things I said back then. Even though it's true that plenty of people on the Left were making complete fools of themselves and were ripe pickings. I think the way some of them reacted to 9/11...almost gleefully blaming America and saying we got what we deserved, almost before the dust settled...sickened a lot of people, including me.

And although plenty of people on the site were conservatives, most were the thinking, articulate kind.

343 ozbloke  Thu, Apr 5, 2012 8:39:49pm

re: #341 Lidane

One other recommendation -- El Dorado Special Reserve 15 year old

Caribbean rum that's made for sipping, and which would be wasted in mixed drinks. Very good stuff. I'm sitting here having a glass of it with a single ice cube added and it's a smooth drink.

Not a bad way to celebrate my 39th birthday. :)

Happy birthday to you.


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MichaelJ
Fanning Wins the 2014 Rip Curl Pro Portugal
Today at the Rip Curl Pro at Supertubes he was the last man standing and it's a Mick Fanning signature. He's done it three times this year; you haven't noticed he's even in the event until he's won it. ...

5 hours, 27 minutes ago
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Randall Gross
Expelled Nazis Collected Millions in Social Security
Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed ...

17 hours, 24 minutes ago
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Lumberhead
Moulton Underplays Military Service - Metro - the Boston Globe
This really is remarkable. I came across it over at Charlie Pierce's blog at Esquire. Imagine, a politician downplaying his heroic war record. The American political graveyard has more than a few monuments to politicians and public officials who embellished ...

17 hours, 30 minutes ago
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FemNaziBitch
The Truth About Period Pain — Don’t ignore this
The science lesson in which we covered human biology focused primarily on puberty - things would change, we were told in a serious voice: hair would grow in new places, breasts would sprout, shoulders would broaden and voices would ...

22 hours, 3 minutes ago
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Souliren
Natalie MacMaster Fiddle school
This is a short (under two minute) video of Natalie teaching a technique for "Athole Brose," in Cape Breton style.

1 day, 11 hours ago
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Rightwingconspirator
1934 Had Worst Drought of Last Thousand Years-We Made It Worse
"It was the worst by a large margin, falling pretty far outside the normal range of variability that we see in the record," said climate scientist Ben Cook at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. Cook ...

3 days, 16 hours ago
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The Scablands: A scarred landscape as strange as fiction
arstechnica.com

1 week ago
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I Stand With Big Sodomy!
Daniel Johnston-True Love Will Find You In The End.
A simple, imperfect, brilliant song, by a fascinating man. Link

1 week, 1 day ago
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Bubblehead II
High Court Lifts Hold on Gay Marriage in Idaho
[large]YES![/large] WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can go ahead in Idaho. More: High Court Lifts Hold on Gay Marriage in Idaho [large]YES![/large]

1 week, 3 days ago
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HamSandwich
How Islamic extremists convinced two French schoolgirls to join jihad in Syria
Sahra and Nora are among some 100 girls and young women from France who have left to join jihad in Syria, up from just a handful 18 months ago, when the trip was not even on Europe's security radar, ...

1 week, 3 days ago
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 Frank says:

Now imagine a Moebius vortex inside a spherical constant, and you've got my cosmology. -- 1992