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James Taylor Live: Jump Up Behind Me

I came out of a dream last night, thought I was back in my old home
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The volume’s a little low on this, but turn it up; it’s worth it. Today’s insanity break: a song from James Taylor’s Hourglass, performed live at New York’s Beacon Theater, with terrific 5-string bass work by Jimmy Johnson.

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2 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:23:43pm

I see our friends at the JBS are concerned about our children's schools, and tells us how to evaluate them:

How to Evaluate Your Child's School (Part 3)

[...]

Back in the old days when I was in primary school, my teacher was not interested in my feelings about arithmetic or cursive writing. She just wanted us to memorize the arithmetic facts and write the words neatly and correctly. Bloom goes on (p. 26):

By educational objectives, we mean explicit formulations of the ways in which students are expected to be changed by the educative process.... The philosophy of education of the school serves as one guide, since the objectives to be finally included should be related to the school’s view of the “good life for the individual in the good society.”

That’s how humanists view the purpose of life: to achieve the “good life in a good society.” The aim of the cognitive domain, Bloom writes, is to “develop a basic knowledge of the evolutionary development of man. ... A knowledge of the forces, past and present, which have made for the increasing interdependence of people all over the world.... Knowledge of a relatively complete formulation of the theory of evolution.” (p.71)

That is why the theory of evolution is the keystone of today’s education and why creationism must be kept out. Evolution is the one idea that can turn a young head away from creation to the idea that we all evolved from the primal ooze out of which organic matter was formed. The breath of life did not come from the living God who gave every individual a soul. We came from an ooze, where inorganic matter somehow decided to become organic and reproduce itself. That’s all it takes in a child’s mind to debunk the entire Bible and accept the idea that he is an animal, no different from all of those other animals in the zoo.

[...]

What the NEA is essentially calling for is the legal kidnapping of American children so that they can mold them into left-wing, Democrat-humanists. As Bloom said, the earlier you get them the better. If your state legislature extends the reach of the public school into your infant’s upbringing from birth to age eight, you can kiss your child’s Christian religion goodbye.

[...]

Beware those nasty union teachers, they just want to kidnap your children and turn them into Darwinists!!

3 MittDoesNotCompute  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:24:47pm

Loves me some classic James Taylor, but I've not heard any of the newer stuff.

4 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:35:49pm

re: #1 Johnny Derp

Obama and Clinton - def of coolness.

On the Republican side? Mitch "Turtle" McConnell? John "Orange" Boehner? Mitt "Tofu" Romney?

5 Obdicut  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:38:12pm

re: #4 Johnny Derp

I have a lot more respect for Hillary Clinton now than I did three years ago.

6 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:40:12pm

re: #5 Obdicut

I have a lot more respect for Hillary Clinton now than I did three years ago.

Absolutely. In 2008 I lost most of respect for her. But who could hold a grudge about her for long? It's all different now.

7 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:42:15pm

re: #4 Johnny Derp

Obama and Clinton - def of coolness.

On the Republican side? Mitch "Turtle" McConnell? John "Orange" Boehner? Mitt "Tofu" Romney?

If Romney happened to win there's no doubt in my mind that a lot of the old Bush staffers would be rehired. Of course the same was true with Obama who put in a lot old Clinton staffers. Having just gone through all of the post 9/11 response by the USA I sort of cringe at the idea of going back to that.

8 Interesting Times  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:42:53pm

NoooOOOooooOOOooo!!!

9 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:47:29pm

Wonkette targets in on the price of James O’Keefe's sole (a cool $65,000):

WONKETTE EXCLUSIVE! James O’Keefe Depos: Breitbart Paid Pimp, Ho Mad Cheddar For ACORN Videos

Good work, if you can get it?

10 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:48:53pm

re: #9 freetoken

pimf "soul"

Although it probably should be thought of more as a "sole".

11 Charles Johnson  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:49:56pm

re: #9 freetoken

Wonkette targets in on the price of James O’Keefe's sole (a cool $65,000):

WONKETTE EXCLUSIVE! James O’Keefe Depos: Breitbart Paid Pimp, Ho Mad Cheddar For ACORN Videos

Good work, if you can get it?

Yes, I saw that one. If you were wondering why Andrew Breitbart pushed the O'Keefe ACORN hoaxes so hard - there's your answer. He paid big money to O'Keefe and he wanted a return on the investment.

12 Interesting Times  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:51:13pm
13 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:51:59pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Yes, I saw that one. If you were wondering why Andrew Breitbart pushed the O'Keefe ACORN hoaxes so hard - there's your answer. He paid big money to O'Keefe and he wanted a return on the investment.

Considering their act managed to force ACORN into disbanding, I'd say he got a good return on his investment. Seems like every act after that was an effort to try to recapture the lightning in a bottle a second time.

14 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:52:06pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Everyone wants a return on their investments.

15 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:53:43pm

re: #13 Targetpractice

Considering their act managed to force ACORN into disbanding, I'd say he got a good return on his investment. Seems like every act after that was an effort to try to recapture the lightning in a bottle a second time.

Fuckers.

16 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:53:58pm

Speaking of which, the Onion's Astrologer's latest horoscope for me:

Pisces
You will soon make a comfortable living exploiting other people's deep-seated anxieties and crippling fears.

Does this mean I should go apply to be a writer over at Breitbart.com, or maybe I should try WND?

17 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:54:44pm

re: #15 Johnny Derp

Fuckers.

I'm sure Republican operatives had no part in this.

//

18 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:54:53pm

RT @paconner: Hmm. Fox News story re: Zimmerman omits the part about him talking with Hannity fxn.ws/IfxFvg

OF COURSE THEY OMITTED THAT PART.

19 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:00:45pm

re: #15 Johnny Derp

Fuckers.

welp, he's dead


maybe going on racist witchhunts is bad for the heart

20 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:02:48pm

re: #19 windupbird is in the gravity well

welp, he's dead

maybe going on racist witchhunts is bad for the heart

If I believed in a god, I could explain it as a punishment.

21 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:03:13pm

FLOTUS on "Biggest Loser".

22 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:05:44pm

re: #20 Johnny Derp

If I believed in a god, I could explain it as a punishment.

Not only explain it as punishment but you would also know exactly where he went right down to every small detail! Like magic!

//

23 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:06:30pm

re: #19 windupbird is in the gravity well

welp, he's dead

maybe going on racist witchhunts is bad for the heart

That and coke.

24 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:06:34pm

Funny how some people had no problem saying "Hitchens is burning hell now!"

25 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:10:55pm

I think when people say that you will "burn in hell" it's another way of saying they look forward to your death.

26 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:12:26pm

[Link: www.wnd.com...]

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told a radio host today he’s met with Republicans – including every one of the GOP presidential candidates – and has come to the conclusion they’re as guilty as Democrats of “hiding” questions about Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president.

[...]

“This takes it to a different level, because we are a law enforcement agency,” said Arpaio, “it gives it a little different type of credibility.”

The sheriff also preempted charges of politics affecting his investigation, explaining he had told lead investigator Mike Zullo to debunk the “birther” claims about Obama’s documents.

“My instructions were this: ‘I want you to clear the president. I want to get to the bottom of this and get it off the table forever,’” Arpaio told Klein. “Didn’t happen that way.”

Please. Arpaio lies as he breathes.

27 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:13:30pm

re: #26 Johnny Derp

[Link: www.wnd.com...]

Please. Arpaio lies as he breathes.

Who was the radio host? James Edwards?

28 Interesting Times  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:15:07pm

schadenlulz:

29 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:15:22pm

re: #27 Gus

WND, so that punk Aaron Klein, of course.

30 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:15:25pm

re: #26 Johnny Derp

"clear the President".

Yah

31 prairiefire  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:15:36pm

re: #1 Johnny Derp

Hillary Clinton submits her own "Text from Hillary"

That looks like super secret Secretary Of State shit. Rock it, Hil.

32 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:17:09pm

re: #31 prairiefire

That looks like super secret Secretary Of State shit. Rock it, Hil.

Finally reading. Just got to the Boehner one - LOL

[Link: textsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com...]

33 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:18:08pm

re: #31 prairiefire

That looks like super secret Secretary Of State shit. Rock it, Hil.

The photo is from inside some massive command-and-control aircraft, possibly a tricked-out C-17.

Image: seek%3D2-C-17_Airdrop_4_Humvees_%2B_50_Paratroopers.ogv.jpg

34 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:18:28pm

Oy. I wanted to see what VDARE has to say about Arpaio (and it's plenty), but the site has been temporarily closed because it's begging for money.

Also, Derb's interview: [Link: gawker.com...]

35 Interesting Times  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:19:15pm

re: #31 prairiefire

re: #32 Hoodies for Justice. T

My favorite was this :D

36 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:19:55pm

re: #34 Johnny Derp

Yes, Brimelow is crowing about being mentioned by Derbyshire, while he simultaneously begs for money so his kind won't have to live in fear of brown people, or something like that.

37 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:21:14pm

In other news, TN governor takes the coward's way out:

Tennessee adopts law on teaching of evolution, climate change

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has let a new law designed to protect teachers who allow students to criticize evolution and other scientific theories, like climate change, come into effect without his signature.

The Republican governor declined to veto the bill, but said in a statement Tuesday that he doesn't believe it accomplished anything that isn't already acceptable in schools, the Associated Press reported.

[...]

38 Sionainn  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:25:14pm

re: #32 Hoodies for Justice. T

Finally reading. Just got to the Boehner one - LOL

[Link: textsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com...]

I hadn't seen that one! Funny stuff.

39 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:28:16pm

Seems like Derb's kids may be alright:

Have you given your children any of the advise outlined in your "The Talk: The Nonblack Version"? If so, how did they receive it?


They have, as I said in the article, had bits and pieces of it, though never in a formal let's-sit-down-and-have-a-chat [links to video] kind of way. Both took it with some skepticism, even some disgust in my daughter's case. Both have been through the public-school system and taken in a lot of the left-liberal PC indoctrination in which that system is marinated. So I'd have to say they weren't very receptive.

40 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:29:58pm

Was a little worried about the new guy this morning.re: #39 Johnny Derp

Seems like Derb's kids may be alright:

Left-liberal PC indoctrination!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

41 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:30:04pm

re: #39 Johnny Derp

Seems like Derb's kids may be alright:

Both have been through the public-school system and taken in a lot of the left-liberal PC indoctrination in which that system is marinated. So I'd have to say they weren't very receptive.

See, the JBS is right!

42 MittDoesNotCompute  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:31:38pm

re: #5 Obdicut

I have a lot more respect for Hillary Clinton now than I did three years ago.

She's definitely earned her political bones over the years and has made a fairly good SoS.

re: #26 Johnny Derp

[Link: www.wnd.com...]

Please. Arpaio lies as he breathes.

“My instructions were this: ‘I want you to clear the president. I want to get to the bottom of this and get it off the table forever,’” Arpaio told Klein.

Sure, Joe, sure.

And pigs can fly, asshole.

43 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:32:22pm

re: #40 Gus

I cut him slack because of health issues. (Not Derb.)

44 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:32:30pm

re: #41 freetoken

See, the JBS is right!

I was thinking about the JBS recently. It was after reading a deluge of comments on various right-wing sites. It had me thinking. The old JBS almost seems like a bunch of moderates compared to many of these people. ;)

45 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:33:26pm

re: #41 freetoken

Well, Derb wants to write for AmRen, and they're much worse than JBS will ever be...

46 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:33:51pm

re: #43 Johnny Derp

I cut him slack because of health issues. (Not Derb.)

Oh heck I used to all the time. You know. You were there. Did I get any reciprocity? None. Not one single inch. Anyway. Internet bullshit is internet bullshit sometimes.

47 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:34:26pm

re: #43 Johnny Derp

His heart is in the right place. I hope he comes back. LGF is a tough place, but I see good peeps leave way too soon.

48 Charles Johnson  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:35:54pm

re: #47 Hoodies for Justice. T

His heart is in the right place. I hope he comes back. LGF is a tough place, but I see good peeps leave way too soon.

Did I miss something?

49 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:36:06pm

re: #44 Gus

Back in the day when the JBS was created, they were the reactionary movement to the modernism that was flourishing in higher education. In some ways I think the JBS crowd had to try to be more erudite (than today's screeching right-wingers on blogs and forums) because they wanted to portray themselves as the alternate to the "communist" college professor crowd.

50 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:37:18pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

Did I miss something?

You guys are tough. I tend to give 4 chances.

51 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:37:24pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

Bill Schmalfeldt got a less than positive response on his site satirizing Zimmerman (quite objective response, I might add), but that aside, I hope he won't be discouraged to post.

52 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:38:31pm

re: #51 Johnny Derp

He had the page that turned into "Deleted".

53 Interesting Times  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:39:16pm

re: #51 Johnny Derp

Looks like he erased the text of his latest page (which I hadn't had a chance to read beforehand, so don't know why)

54 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:39:34pm

re: #49 freetoken

I think JBS was somewhat of a Tea Party of that time (except the latter has been more successful). Supposedly not racist, but #1 with the racists.

55 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:40:01pm

re: #52 freetoken

I have deleted a few (3 I think) pages myself. I am sure there are others who have also deleted pages.

56 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:40:51pm

re: #54 Johnny Derp

I think JBS was somewhat of a Tea Party of that time (except the latter has been more successful). Supposedly not racist, but #1 with the racists.

They were racist, just polysyllabic.

57 Charles Johnson  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:41:25pm

re: #52 freetoken

He had the page that turned into "Deleted".

I thought he was just unclear on how to delete a Page, so I posted a comment telling him how it works. I just checked that other thread and didn't get the impression he was that upset; but whatdoIknow?

58 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:42:11pm

re: #56 Decatur Deb

They were racist, just polysyllabic.

They made a point of "not being racist" or antisemitic. But they were a breeding ground for a lot of leaders of extremist groups, like Revilo P. Oliver, Tom Metzger etc.

59 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:44:10pm

re: #54 Johnny Derp

I think JBS was somewhat of a Tea Party of that time (except the latter has been more successful). Supposedly not racist, but #1 with the racists.

Turns out that racism in America really doesn't have an on/off switch.

60 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:44:15pm

re: #55 PhillyPretzel

He left the page titled "Deleted":

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

61 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:44:49pm

re: #60 freetoken

Yes. I saw it.

62 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:46:14pm

re: #58 Johnny Derp

They made a point of "not being racist" or antisemitic. But they were a breeding ground for a lot of leaders of extremist groups, like Revilo P. Oliver, Tom Metzger etc.

Quoted from C&L:

And while we`re on the subject of the co-sponsor of this year`s CPAC and race, how about this ad placed by the John Birch Society in the August 29th, 1960 edition of "The Birmingham News"? It`s titled, "What`s Wrong With Civil Rights?"

It says, quote, "The average American Negro`s security of person and assurance of honorable treatment by his fellow citizens in all of the utilitarian relationships of living have been exactly on par on par with those of his white neighbors."

So, what is all the complaining about? The complaining or the civil rights movement, as we`ve come to know it, according to the John Birch Society was actually a secret communist plot to create, and I quote, "a Negro Soviet Republic in the United States." The exact boundaries of which were undetermined but which would definitely include cities like Richmond, Virginia, and New Orleans and Memphis.


[Link: videocafe.crooksandliars.com...]

63 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:46:54pm

re: #58 Johnny Derp

They made a point of "not being racist" or antisemitic. But they were a breeding ground for a lot of leaders of extremist groups, like Revilo P. Oliver, Tom Metzger etc.

+ William Pierce (The Turner Diaries), Willis Carto, Kevin Strom of VNN, Cleon Skousen (promoted by Beck).

Lots of those folks left JBS because they didn't feel it went far enough - but again, it was the breeding ground. Their membership was not a coincidence.

64 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:47:40pm
65 Charles Johnson  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:47:47pm

re: #60 freetoken

He left the page titled "Deleted":

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

Mmkay ... well, whatever. I just deleted it for real.

66 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:48:48pm

re: #60 freetoken

He left the page titled "Deleted":

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

I remember that there was some real page there, so probably he decided for some reason that he wanted to delete that item. I do not assume he has left or something like that.

67 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:49:57pm

re: #64 Gus

Tada!

*standing applause*

68 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:50:10pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

I don't know what the backstory is. All I know is that when I loaded LGF a couple of hours ago what caught my eye was that there lay a Page with the title of "Deleted", at the top, which struck me as weird.

69 Charles Johnson  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:50:15pm

re: #64 Gus

Tada!

Yes, I just read that! Weissberg is trying to deny that he's a white nationalist himself, I notice, even though he wrote a completely overt defense of white nationalism that was published at a white nationalist site, and even though he posed for pictures with James Edwards, whose radio show also frequently hosts David Duke.

70 blueraven  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:50:36pm

re: #64 Gus

Tada!

Very cool Gus. MM picked up your post!

71 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:50:44pm

re: #67 Johnny Derp

*standing applause*

It was a group effort. Looks like MMFA contacted him.

Weissberg spoke with Media Matters Monday evening about his views and American Renaissance involvement, first noted at LittleGreenFootballs.com.

Asked why he would appear at an event sponsored by American Renaissance, Weissberg defended the group.

"It really is, it's not a white supremacist, as far as I'm concerned. There are probably people in the organization who are white supremacists, okay. There are probably people in the Democratic party and the Republican party who are also, okay," he said. "But I would not tar an organization by singling out a few members who have odd extreme political views and then labeling the organization as endorsing those views. The problem, if I may digress here a little bit, I am a member of several organizations, sort of conservative, ranging from AR, which is, to much more respectable things and the thing about AR is that they cannot control who shows up. You walk in the door, or you pay your whatever it is, $75 convention fee, and you are part of the crowd, that's it."

72 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:51:11pm

re: #70 blueraven

Very cool Gus. MM picked up your post!

Thanks. I was just part of the food chain.

73 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:51:15pm

re: #66 Johnny Derp

I just looked it up. I had deleted a page about Gabby Giffords. I think I had some link problem.

74 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:51:34pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

It's all so Monty-Python-esque. I almost expect him to start selling dead parrots.

75 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:52:14pm

re: #72 Gus

Silvio noticed it IIRC (with the proper hat tip).

76 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:52:46pm

re: #75 Johnny Derp

Silvio noticed it IIRC (with the proper hat tip).

Which I did.

77 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:52:49pm

re: #74 freetoken

lol. ::: passing dead parrot to Freetoken :::: //

78 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:53:04pm

re: #76 Gus

Which I did.

Which I noted. ;)

79 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:53:10pm

re: #71 Gus

His defense of AR fails the Alabama Liberal "One Drop of Derp" test.

80 MittDoesNotCompute  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:53:16pm

re: #77 PhillyPretzel

lol. ::: passing dead parrot to Freetoken ::: //

How do you smoke it?

///

81 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:53:40pm

re: #78 Johnny Derp

Which I noted. ;)

Indubitably.

82 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:53:58pm

Just wanted to use that word all of the sudden.

//

83 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:54:04pm

re: #80 talon_262

Mesquite.

84 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:54:26pm

Another guy connected to AmRen? Robert Stacy McCain.

85 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:54:59pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

Yes, I just read that! Weissberg is trying deny that he's a white nationalist himself, I notice, even though he wrote a completely overt defense of white nationalism that was published at a white nationalist site, and even though he posed for pictures with James Edwards, whose radio show also frequently hosts David Duke.

Yep. The usual excuses. Looks mostly like "hey I was just part of the group man cut me some slack." Not buying it. He is a racial realist. His rhetoric is cringe worthy to say the least.

86 Charles Johnson  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:55:19pm

re: #84 Johnny Derp

Another guy connected to AmRen? Robert Stacy McCain.

No way. Who knew?

87 blueraven  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:55:26pm

Prosecutor Plans Announcement as George Zimmerman's Legal Team Calls It Quits

A special prosecutor promised "new information regarding the Trayvon Martin shooting death investigation" within 72 hours, prompting speculation that the alleged shooter, George Zimmerman, could be charged.

88 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:55:57pm

re: #86 Charles Johnson

No way. Who knew?

Nobody in the wingnutosphere. Or did they?

/

89 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:58:13pm

re: #87 blueraven

Prosecutor Plans Announcement as George Zimmerman's Legal Team Calls It Quits

A special prosecutor promised "new information regarding the Trayvon Martin shooting death investigation" within 72 hours, prompting speculation that the alleged shooter, George Zimmerman, could be charged.

Wonder if perhaps that is what prompted their departure, namely the desire not to be tied to what appears to be a sinking ship.

90 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:58:42pm
Prof. Weissberg went on to argue that liberals are beyond reason when it comes to race, that explaining the facts of IQ or the necessity of racial consciousness for whites "is like trying to explain to an eight-year-old why sex is more fun than chocolate ice cream."

Yeah, great analogy. Creepy dumbass.

91 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:59:45pm

re: #90 Johnny Derp

There is nothing quite like a good chocolate ice cream. Yumm.

92 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:00:11pm

re: #91 PhillyPretzel

There is nothing quite like a good chocolate ice cream. Yumm.

Besides, one doesn't contradict another, LOL.

93 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:00:25pm

New info. We'll see.

94 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:01:11pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

Yes, I just read that! Weissberg is trying deny that he's a white nationalist himself, I notice, even though he wrote a completely overt defense of white nationalism that was published at a white nationalist site, and even though he posed for pictures with James Edwards, whose radio show also frequently hosts David Duke.

The fun part also being that I tried to knock some sense into Oliver Willis who works for Media Matters last month to no avail. So now my lead wound up at Media Matters. I must have Tweeted that thing a zillion times.

95 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:01:27pm

re: #92 Johnny Derp

Besides, one doesn't contradict another, LOL.

Ben n Jerry are taking out your restraining order as we speak.

96 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:02:18pm

re: #95 Decatur Deb

I like Hagen Daz. Yumm. And no you can't have mine. /

97 Kragar  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:06:35pm

Oreo Cookie ice cream sandwiches are the best ice cream ever.

EVER.

98 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:08:58pm

I saw Allan Holdsworth with Jimmy Johnson and Chad Wackerman in Denton, TX a few years ago. Rather, um.. dissimilar musically from James Taylor. I don't know much about scale length on basses but the Alembic JJ was playing looked like it was about 37 feet long. /coolstorybro

99 MittDoesNotCompute  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:09:20pm

re: #89 Targetpractice

Wonder if perhaps that is what prompted their departure, namely the desire not to be tied to what appears to be a sinking ship.

Especially a sinking ship that apparently hasn't paid them dollar one...

100 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:11:35pm

re: #89 Targetpractice

Wonder if perhaps that is what prompted their departure, namely the desire not to be tied to what appears to be a sinking ship.

Or to preempt a possible ethics investigation into the media sideshow they helped create. Could have been part of a back room deal with the Florida bar. Quit now and we'll leave you alone.

101 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:15:48pm

re: #97 Kragar

Oreo Cookie ice cream sandwiches are the best ice cream ever.

EVER.

Might have a forgotten Klondike in the freezer. BBIAM.

102 Kragar  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:16:47pm

Norway Shooter Anders Breivik 'Regrets Not Going Further'

Breivik's trial begins next Monday, April 16. His defense attorney, Geir Lippestad, has said that the Breivik wants to be found guilty of the twin attacks. "He wants to be found sane and accountable," said Lippestad.

Lippestad also said that Breivik will provide an explanation for his actions. "He will not only defend his actions," said Lippestad, "but will also lament, I think, not going further."

103 jaunte  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:16:47pm

Fun with crazed diehards on the Fox News timeline:

104 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:18:16pm

re: #102 Kragar

Norway Shooter Anders Breivik 'Regrets Not Going Further'

I presume during his defense he will cite data from Pamela Geller's and Robert Spencer's blogs and books.

105 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:18:34pm

Good Night to my fellow Lizards.

106 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:19:48pm

re: #103 jaunte

Fun with crazed diehards on the Fox News timeline:

The RNC/GOP probably wants Newt to stick around to maintain interest in the Republican primary. Without him it will essentially go dead until the end of August. I suppose the same is true with that other guy Ron Paul.

107 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:20:04pm

re: #101 Decatur Deb

Might have a forgotten Klondike in the freezer. BBIAM.

Can homemade peach or strawberry ice cream be topped?

I think not.

108 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:20:28pm

re: #101 Decatur Deb

Might have a forgotten Klondike in the freezer. BBIAM.

One time, one time only, I got the Klondike peppermint patty flavor. The ultimate. Never found again, probably for the best.

109 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:20:40pm

re: #100 Gus

Or to preempt a possible ethics investigation into the media sideshow they helped create. Could have been part of a back room deal with the Florida bar. Quit now and we'll leave you alone.

Quite possible. Which mystifies me is that they say they've been working pro bono this entire time, yet GZ's website is calling for legal funds.

110 jaunte  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:21:06pm

re: #106 Gus

There are some people in that person's timeline who really believe Newt can magically produce $2.50 gas.
[Link: twitter.com...]

111 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:24:02pm

re: #107 Mostly sane, most of the time.

Can homemade peach or strawberry ice cream be topped?

I think not.

The best I ever had was rice gelato.

[Link: www.vivoli.it...]

112 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:26:18pm

re: #110 jaunte

There are some people in that person's timeline who really believe Newt can magically produce $2.50 gas.
[Link: twitter.com...]

Right. I can't believe those people. Gingrich actually thinks he would have the power as president to manipulate the market and petro market to creat $2.50/gallon gasoline? What's worse is that people believe him. There will never be $2.50/gallon gasoline in the USA again. If we could stabilize it that would be sufficient. And no more packs of cigs for 25 cents either.

113 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:26:28pm

re: #104 Johnny Derp

I presume during his defense he will cite the data from Pamela Geller's and Robert Spencer's blogs and books.

I can imagine.

114 jaunte  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:27:42pm

re: #112 Gus

He doesn't believe it, but he's willing to tell that lie.

115 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:28:01pm

re: #110 jaunte

There are some people in that person's timeline who really believe Newt can magically produce $2.50 gas.
[Link: twitter.com...]

Oh yeah?! Well, black folks thought Obama was gonna pay their bills and give them cars! So there!

116 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:28:13pm

re: #111 Decatur Deb

The best I ever had was rice gelato.

[Link: www.vivoli.it...]

If you have not licked the paddle, you have not lived.

117 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:28:45pm

re: #115 Targetpractice

That's true he did say that.

//

118 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:29:10pm

re: #116 Mostly sane, most of the time.

If you have not licked the paddle, you have not lived.

Yes--but beware of icecream elbow.

119 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:29:44pm

re: #112 Gus

Right. I can't believe those people. Gingrich actually thinks he would have the power as president to manipulate the market and petro market to creat $2.50/gallon gasoline? What's worse is that people believe him. There will never be $2.50/gallon gasoline in the USA again. If we could stabilize it that would be sufficient. And no more packs of cigs for 25 cents either.

Well, it's theoretically possible to drive it down, but it would be at the cost of billions in subsidies, which would be just taking money from one pocket and putting it in the other.

120 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:30:52pm

re: #119 Targetpractice

Well, it's theoretically possible to drive it down, but it would be at the cost of billions in subsidies, which would be just taking money from one pocket and putting it in the other.

Well yeah. That's part of the irony too. American oil companies are in a way subsidized through tax cuts, loopholes, etc.

121 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:31:16pm

re: #120 Gus

Well yeah. That's part of the irony too. American oil companies are in a way subsidized through tax cuts, loopholes, etc.

We should subsidize ice cream.

Make everyone happy.

122 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:32:22pm

re: #120 Gus

Well yeah. That's part of the irony too. American oil companies are in a way subsidized through tax cuts, loopholes, etc.

Yep, which is why guys like Newt can promise "cheap" gas, because the plan would be to cram through another boatload of subsidies and giveaways to achieve it.

123 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:32:35pm

re: #121 Mostly sane, most of the time.

We should subsidize ice cream.

Make everyone happy.

Funny because I just had a Safeway sundae cone. Not very good though and the cone was soft. Downright Communist cone! ;)

124 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:34:29pm

re: #122 Targetpractice

Yep, which is why guys like Newt can promise "cheap" gas, because the plan would be to cram through another boatload of subsidies and giveaways to achieve it.

And of course he won't win. Romney however has stated in the past that high gasoline prices might be good for us. I will enjoy remind Republicans of that fact until November.

125 Kragar  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:34:48pm

Did I mention we got a brand new belgian wafflemaker, so we can have hot delicious piping hot waffles at any time?

Now top them with some vanilla ice cream and some hot spiced apples.

126 Varek Raith  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:35:35pm

re: #125 Kragar

Did I mention we got a brand new belgian wafflemaker, so we can have hot delicious piping hot waffles at any time?

Now top them with some vanilla ice cream and some hot spiced apples.

Party at Kragar's!

127 Kragar  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:36:37pm

re: #126 Varek Raith

Party at Kragar's!

128 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:36:49pm

re: #124 Gus

And of course he won't win. Romney however has stated in the past that high gasoline prices might be good for us. I will enjoy remind Republicans of that fact until November.

Oh, there's a shitload of words that have come out of Romneybot's mouth that he's gonna be regretting from now until November.

129 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:38:21pm

Romney: For high gas prices before he was against them

Romney went so far as to make high gas prices out to be a welcome reality for the foreseeable future, one that people needed to learn to live with.

When lieutenant governor Kerry Healey, a fellow Republican, called for suspending the state’s 23.5 cent gas tax during a price spike in May 2006, Romney rejected the idea, saying it would only further drive up gasoline consumption.

“I don’t think that now is the time, and I’m not sure there will be the right time, for us to encourage the use of more gasoline,” Romney said, according to the Quincy Patriot Ledger’s report at the time.

“I’m very much in favor of people recognizing that these high gasoline prices are probably here to stay.”

I added the hard return after each sentence. Not sure if that qualifies him as saying that it would be a "welcome reality." Still, he has a very somber and pragmatic view here. But that was the Mitt Romney 2006.1.2.3.455.

130 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:40:09pm

re: #129 Gus

Busted link.

131 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:40:34pm

ICYMI. Jim Robinson at Free Republic freaked out over the Santorum suspension:

Notice: FR is and will remain a pro-life, small government conservative site.
April 10, 2012 | Jim Robinson

Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 1:29:15 PM by Jim Robinson

To hell with the GOP-e. Barring a miracle, they got their big government, unconstitutional mandate loving, socialist abortionist Obama-lite RINO on the ballot, they can now get him elected.

We are the resistance!!

Shove him down our throats today, we shove him up your donkeys in November!!

I can see November from my house!!

132 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:41:56pm

re: #130 Targetpractice

Busted link.

Fixed.

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

133 Mich-again  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:44:31pm

re: #112 Gus

There will never be $2.50/gallon gasoline in the USA again.

I wouldn't be so sure about that. All you need to do to crash the price is create a glut. To create a glut, reduce demand. To do that, just waste less. A concerted effort by people and the government to reduce usage a gallon per week per driver would probably be enough to do that. Time the stop lights, car pool once in a while, reduce mail delivery to 3 days per week, promote 4 day weeks for schools, convert some of the fleet to natural gas and electric cars and keep turning over the fleet to more fuel efficient cars. A lot of ways to do it, all contributing part of the solution.

Now I don't think any GOP candidate would be bright enough to just focus on wasting less. All they think it will take is drill baby drill but bumper sticker slogans won't get us there.

134 Shvaughn  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:46:31pm

I guess that guy's fake the Real George ZimmermanN site got a better response at DailyKOS than here, since it's still up at Orange.

135 Lidane  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:51:03pm

More than 800 comments into the thread and I'm still wondering how Free Republic's owner feels about Mitt Romney. He's just so vague about it, you know?

Funny, the draft-dodging surrender monkey Romney drew his line in the sand long ago when he denied Reagan-Bush, denied conservatism and ran as a gay rights pushing, Roe v Wade approving abortion advocate, big government mandate loving socialist. He’s now looking America square in the eye and lying his ass off. He’s a political whore who will say anything to get elected. Republicans are suckers.
---

Romney’s socialism is just as deadly as Obama’s. Maybe worse. At least the Republicans will try (or pretend to try) to fight off Obama’s. They’ll happily go along with Romney. Don’t look now but Romney has your children’s futures all planned out for them, just like Obama. They have nothing to fear. One way or the other, the government will take care of them. Cradle to grave.
---

I don’t know about others, but I’m voting straight conservative. If there is no conservative in a slot, I’ll leave it blank or write one in.

Screw the RINO GOP that’s screwing us.

Rebellion is on!!

136 Varek Raith  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:52:35pm

re: #135 Lidane

More than 800 comments into the thread and I'm still wondering how Free Republic's owner feels about Mitt Romney. He's just so vague about it, you know?

Hahaha!

137 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:53:15pm

re: #135 Lidane

More than 800 comments into the thread and I'm still wondering how Free Republic's owner feels about Mitt Romney. He's just so vague about it, you know?

Dey tuk er jobs!

138 Killgore Trout  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:53:23pm

re: #134 Shvaughn

I guess that guy's fake the Real George ZimmermanN site got a better response at DailyKOS than here, since it's still up at Orange.

Not surprising. I had some issues with it but I'm hardly a decent barometer for the kind of activism liberals will find exciting.

139 Killgore Trout  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:54:59pm

The frogs are talking up a storm out there. This is always the time of year I get nervous about noise complaints from neighbors but everybody seem really excited to hear the frogs again.

140 Kragar  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 6:58:46pm

The obvious answer to noisy frogs - pepper spray.

141 Killgore Trout  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:00:00pm

re: #140 Kragar

The obvious answer to noisy frogs - pepper spray.

Spicy!

142 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:01:17pm

re: #135 Lidane

More than 800 comments into the thread and I'm still wondering how Free Republic's owner feels about Mitt Romney. He's just so vague about it, you know?

What, he didn't believe Norquist promising them that it didn't matter if Romney got elected, because he'd sign whatever Congress put in front of him?

143 Big Joe  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:02:36pm

re: #140 Kragar

The obvious answer to noisy frogs - pepper spray.

I'd go with boiling in a thin layer of brine.

144 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:06:39pm

re: #143 Ghost of Tom Joad

I'd go with boiling in a thin layer of brine.

Lemon, butter and pepper.

145 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:09:52pm

re: #102 Kragar

I may have gotten emotionally past the attacks, but this guy still makes me pretty fucking angry.

146 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:13:52pm

And the PRC is acting like a Dickweed again, because they claim the whole South China Sea:

Vessels from the Philippine Navy and the People's Liberation Army Navy are at a standstill after the Phillippines attempted to arrest Chinese fishermen in the South China Sea.

I really, really want to see the PRC implode.

147 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:14:43pm

Sooo, what do you think Hannity has up his sleeve?

148 Sheila Broflovski  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:14:47pm

re: #131 Gus

ICYMI. Jim Robinson at Free Republic freaked out over the Santorum suspension:

I used to be a FReeper, but stopped going there after the Obama election meltdown. Did not flounce. Just. Stopped. Going.

(For all the fucking stalkers who are steaming through their nostrils, "Alouette used to post at Freerepublic!")

149 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:15:22pm

re: #135 Lidane

More than 800 comments into the thread and I'm still wondering how Free Republic's owner feels about Mitt Romney. He's just so vague about it, you know?

Jimbo's a goof.

150 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:16:18pm

re: #147 Hoodies for Justice. T

Sooo, what do you think Hannity has up his sleeve?

Eh?

151 jaunte  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:17:24pm

re: #147 Hoodies for Justice. T

Sooo, what do you think Hannity has up his sleeve?

It's just Hannity, all the way down.

152 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:18:30pm

re: #148 Learned Mother of Zion

I used to be a FReeper, but stopped going there after the Obama election meltdown. Did not flounce. Just. Stopped. Going.

(For all the fucking stalkers who are steaming through their nostrils, "Alouette used to post at Freerepublic!")

I used to be a Freeper too, although I was a member of the pro-evolution group that got banned or left en masse.

153 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:18:59pm

re: #147 Hoodies for Justice. T

Sooo, what do you think Hannity has up his sleeve?

Hair.

154 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:19:03pm

re: #148 Learned Mother of Zion

I used to be a FReeper, but stopped going there after the Obama election meltdown. Did not flounce. Just. Stopped. Going.

(For all the fucking stalkers who are steaming through their nostrils, "Alouette used to post at Freerepublic!")

They're still talking about us at this hour? Don't they have better things to do? ;)

155 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:19:07pm

re: #147 Hoodies for Justice. T

Not too sure. I'm dreadfully curious.

More on the South China Sea Incident:

On Tuesday, Filipino sailors from the warship boarded the Chinese vessels for an inspection, discovering large amounts of illegally collected corals, giant clams and live sharks inside the first boat, the department said in a statement.

Two Chinese maritime surveillance ships, identified as Zhonggou Haijian 75 and Zhonggou Haijian 84, later approached and positioned themselves between the Philippine warship and the Chinese fishing vessels "thus preventing the arrests of the erring Chinese fishermen," the statement said.

China openly flouts International Law much worse than we do, and that doesn't touch on their abuse of the Tibetans and Uyghurs.

However, the Philippines found a helper in Vietnam.

Faced with China's formidable military, the Philippines and Vietnam have forged closer ties. Aside from military accords, the two countries agreed to set up a hotline between their coast guards and maritime police to monitor maritime incidents, such as piracy and incursions into their territorial waters.

Philippine navy chief Vice Adm. Alexander Pama said Tuesday that Philippine and Vietnamese sailors agreed to play football and basketball matches in the islands they occupy in the Spratlys in a novel way to build trust in the contested region.

China is forcing all of its neighbors to band together against it. When China begins to collapse, it will turn into an hour of wolves. I, for one, think the US should let these nations have their fun once China implodes. Give them 5-10 years before trying to stop whatever they want to do.

156 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:20:01pm

I see that political advertising works. Romney never "signed" for 50 dollar co-pays on abortions but don't tell them that.

157 ReamWorks SKG  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:20:17pm

I was never a Freeper! The only other places you'll find me is "FlyerTalk" and some obscure classical/jazz piano performance sites.

158 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:21:26pm

re: #156 Gus

Well, don't try and persuade them otherwise. Let them have their own reality on that. :)

159 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:21:57pm

re: #150 Targetpractice

Eh?

He's not going to let his exclusive Zimmerman interview/confessional/denial go to waste. No waay.

160 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:22:03pm

Wanna see something funny? Google searches...

socialist site:freerepublic.com About 304,000 results

socialist site:dailykos.com About 41,300 results

161 Mocking Jay  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:24:59pm

re: #146 ProGunLiberal

And the PRC is acting like a Dickweed again, because they claim the whole South China Sea:

I really, really want to see the PRC implode.

Careful what you wish for.

162 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:26:38pm

Found these:

• Romney will not take away your guns or facilitate the U.N. or anybody else in doing so.

• Obama will do by fiat, Executive Order, Czar Regulation, and any other means possible to end run the Constitution.

Damn that's wildly delusional yet common.

163 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:27:22pm

Didn't these dummies get the memo that the ACA is sitting in the SCOTUS?

164 jaunte  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:28:01pm

re: #162 Gus

Absence of evidence is evidence of extreme Presidential craftiness.

165 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:28:01pm

re: #161 Oblivious Troll

Wait until after the election I guess. :P

With the way the PRC has treated its neighbors, its minorities (and the groups related to the minorities), I expect a backlash against China. A big one. I don't think China will be able to hold on to much of it's territory, especially if the Tibetans and Uyghurs decide to do a Reconquista.

166 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:28:42pm

re: #162 Gus

Found these:

Damn that's wildly delusional yet common.

What the hell is czar regulation? Does it mean I can only have one Romanov tied up in my basement?

167 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:30:13pm

Someone on Something Awful brought this up about Zimmerman:

It only really occurred to me now, but is it possible Zimmerman honestly believes he made the right decision in killing the kid? Not just the right decision at the time with limited information, but the right decision even now?

168 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:30:20pm

re: #166 HappyWarrior

What the hell is czar regulation? Does it mean I can only have one Romanov tied up in my basement?

Who knows. White House "Czars" never created regulations. They can advice for an executive order. Obama has been thus far rather normal about EOs. They can't seem to get that through their thick skulls.

169 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:30:24pm

re: #159 Hoodies for Justice. T

He's not going to let his exclusive Zimmerman interview/confessional/denial go to waste. No waay.

Think that, for the moment at least, he's gonna sit on it.

170 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:31:20pm

And there's still no cap and trade. Heck, I'm not exactly a fan of it myself. I think there are avenue to attain the same results.

171 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:31:23pm

re: #168 Gus

Who knows. White House "Czars" never created regulations. They can advice for an executive order. Obama has been thus far rather normal about EOs. They can't seem to get that through their thick skulls.

The funniest thing was them acting like Obama invented these czars and the numskulls who compared them to Communism.

172 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:32:00pm

re: #170 Gus

And there's still no cap and trade. Heck, I'm not exactly a fan of it myself. I think their are avenue to attain the same results.

Like?

173 Mocking Jay  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:32:18pm

re: #165 ProGunLiberal

Wait until after the election I guess. :P

With the way the PRC has treated its neighbors, its minorities (and the groups related to the minorities), I expect a backlash against China. A big one. I don't think China will be able to hold on to much of it's territory, especially if the Tibetans and Uyghurs decide to do a Reconquista.

China isn't the Soviet Union. I wouldn't expect them to break up all that willingly. We're talking about a country that still thinks of Taiwan as if it belongs to them...

174 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:33:52pm

re: #172 Born Young

Like?

The meat and bones. Solar energy, wind, water, electric cars, tax incentives for new industry, etc. Positive reinforcement rather than negative reinforcement. With C/T I sometimes think that we'll wind up just accepting higher energy costs and not doing anything about it. Know what I mean?

175 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:34:22pm

re: #173 Oblivious Troll

Oh, it won't be willingly. I guarantee it. But it will happen. The PRC burned through the good will they had last decade, and have made all sorts of enemies.

When it comes, I want no US involvement to stop it.

176 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:35:04pm

It's like a junkie. If you think raising the price of smack is going to get them to stop using smack. Not gonna happen. They'll pay the higher price in the long term and still keep using smack.

177 Digital Display  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:37:18pm

re: #157 ReamWorks SKG

I was never a Freeper! The only other places you'll find me is "FlyerTalk" and some obscure classical/jazz piano performance sites.

My history of Blogging.. I saw a Sundance movie years ago called Blog wars 2..I loved all the possibilities and I lost my Blogging Cherry to Jane at Firedoglake..Over the years I've posted at only 10 to 20 blogs. ( except sports blogs)..It has been a wonderful journey for me...

178 Mocking Jay  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:37:31pm

re: #176 Gus

It's like a junkie. If you think raising the price of smack is going to get them to stop using smack. Not gonna happen. They'll pay the higher price in the long term and still keep using smack.

Nah, I don't think that analogy works here.

179 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:37:40pm

We also have to face certain realities. Obama may win yet. It's looking like he will win. But. It's very unlikely that the Republicans will lose the House. The Senate lies in balance and can go in either direction. After November Congress will remain uncooperative with the White House save holding the Senate. There will have to be compromises made.

180 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:38:53pm

re: #178 Oblivious Troll

Nah, I don't think that analogy works here.

I think there is. Anyway. We're not going to get C/T for many years to come from Congress. The chance was there and it's gone for some time to come. The House GOP will in no way pass C/T legislation. It's not how we or you feel about this. It's just reality.

181 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:38:54pm

re: #155 ProGunLiberal

China is forcing all of its neighbors to band together against it. When China begins to collapse, it will turn into an hour of wolves. I, for one, think the US should let these nations have their fun once China implodes. Give them 5-10 years before trying to stop whatever they want to do.

Just remember that there are going to be a lot of innocent children and grandmothers in the path of 'whatever they want to do'.

182 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:41:08pm

re: #179 Gus

We also have to face certain realities. Obama may win yet. It's looking like he will win. But. It's very unlikely that the Republicans will lose the House. The Senate lies in balance and can go in either direction. After November Congress will remain uncooperative with the White House save holding the Senate. There will have to be compromises made.

Best hope at this point is that a Romney ticket is enough of a drag that it hurts the GOP done the ticket. That the base is too dejected to show up and independents are too scared of the GOP's plans to vote for them.

183 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:42:17pm

re: #182 Targetpractice

Best hope at this point is that a Romney ticket is enough of a drag that it hurts the GOP done the ticket. That the base is too dejected to show up and independents are too scared of the GOP's plans to vote for them.

Yep. I don't think they will lose the House but hopefully they lose enough seat to pressure Boehner and McConnell.

184 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:42:37pm

re: #182 Targetpractice

Best hope at this point is that a Romney ticket is enough of a drag that it hurts the GOP done the ticket. That the base is too dejected to show up and independents are too scared of the GOP's plans to vote for them.

Kerrey has to win Nebraska for starters.

185 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:43:10pm

re: #182 Targetpractice

I'm also slightly hopeful we might be able to eke out a small majority in the house.

However, we do have something else to run on. The way Republicans are running the states. In Michigan, they are flat out dictatorial, and in Indiana, they are trying to gerrymander themselves a one-party state.

Or, more simply, the Republicans no longer act in a small-d democratic manner.

186 prairiefire  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:43:14pm

re: #178 Oblivious Troll

Nah, I don't think that analogy works here.

What I like to think about are all of the top 5% brilliant kids that (hopefully) Madame Sec. Clinton has plucked from obscurity and their backwater towns to man the security walls.

187 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:44:22pm

Indiana may be interesting if Lugar loses in the primary but I expect that seat to stay Republican either way.

188 Mocking Jay  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:44:38pm

re: #184 Gus

Kerrey has to win Nebraska for starters.

The last polls I saw were discouraging, to put it mildly.

189 Mich-again  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:44:41pm

re: #174 Gus

So you really are a Conserve-ative??

190 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:45:18pm

re: #177 HoosierHoops

My history of Blogging.. I saw a Sundance movie years ago called Blog wars 2..I loved all the possibilities and I lost my Blogging Cherry to Jane at Firedoglake..Over the years I've posted at only 10 to 20 blogs. ( except sports blogs)..It has been a wonderful journey for me...

Is there a cerebral sports blog? Or semi that you'd rec?

191 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:45:21pm

re: #188 Oblivious Troll

The last polls I saw were discouraging, to put it mildly.

Who is he going up against?

192 Mich-again  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:46:29pm

re: #182 Targetpractice

Best hope at this point is that a Romney ticket is enough of a drag that it hurts the GOP done the ticket. That the base is too dejected to show up and independents are too scared of the GOP's plans to vote for them.

Oh I have higher hopes than that. I am thinking a 3rd party run with Ron Paul to splinter the GOP even more.

193 Mocking Jay  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:46:33pm

re: #191 HappyWarrior

Who is he going up against?

They polled him against three Republicans and he was losing against all of them.

194 Digital Display  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:46:58pm

re: #187 HappyWarrior

Indiana may be interesting if Lugar loses in the primary but I expect that seat to stay Republican either way.

Lugar is a moderate .. He is dead meat.
Bummer

195 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:47:05pm

re: #193 Oblivious Troll

They polled him against three Republicans and he was losing against all of them.

Yeah not good. Not really surprising either I have to say though.

196 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:47:31pm

re: #188 Oblivious Troll

The last polls I saw were discouraging, to put it mildly.

Well. I didn't want to bring that up but yes.

197 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:48:00pm

re: #194 HoosierHoops

Lugar is a moderate .. He is dead meat.
Bummer

One of the few left in his party. Good personal friend of the president's too I believe.

198 Mocking Jay  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:48:02pm

re: #191 HappyWarrior

Who is he going up against?

Here.

[Link: 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com...]

199 Mocking Jay  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:49:30pm

re: #196 Gus

Well. I didn't want to bring that up but yes.

Heh. I should change my display name to Debbie Downer.

200 Interesting Times  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:49:34pm
201 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:50:15pm

re: #198 Oblivious Troll

Here.

[Link: 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com...]

Youch. Gotta think his time out of state is hurting him here.

202 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:51:12pm

re: #198 Oblivious Troll

Here.

[Link: 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com...]

Double digits. See, that's why I Ben Nelson's retirement wasn't a good thing. A lot of Dems need to accept the fact that they still need the Blue Dogs or whatever people want to call them. Kerrey's problem is likely that he's just a worn out candidate with the public even though he would be a good senator.

203 jaunte  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:51:20pm

Tennessee Creationism Bill Not Signed, Not Vetoed

[Governor Bill Haslam] says it’s a useless bill. That’s not accurate, as it provides cover for creationist teachers, and Haslam surely knows this.

“The bill received strong bipartisan support, passing the House and Senate by a three-to-one margin, but good legislation should bring clarity and not confusion. My concern is that this bill has not met this objective. For that reason, I will not sign the bill, but will allow it to become law without my signature,” Haslam added.

Profiles in Courage.

204 prairiefire  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:51:44pm

re: #183 HappyWarrior

Yep. I don't think they will lose the House but hopefully they lose enough seat to pressure Boehner and McConnell.

I am waiting to see if the ladies of the common sense 15% democratic advantage in the presidential race holds. I do not want to allow some yahoo at the local Ford dealership to dictate my health care coverage, as proposed in the Blunt instrument amendment.re: #193 Oblivious Troll

They polled him against three Republicans and he was losing against all of them.

Nebraska and Oklahoma are about 5-8 points anti-Obama. The general populace do not want to be told they have to buy health insurance.

205 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:52:04pm

re: #199 Oblivious Troll

Heh. I should change my display name to Debbie Downer.

Yeah. Hey I do that too. That's politics. Sometimes it sucks but you can't run away from it.

206 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:53:25pm

I am just hoping that in Virginia we don't return George Allen to the Senate. How laughable that this guy's campaign calls Tim Kaine an Obama clone when he(Allen) was among the Bush's administration's biggest supporters in the Senate from 2001-2006.

207 Digital Display  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:54:40pm

re: #190 Hoodies for Justice. T

Is there a cerebral sports blog? Or semi that you'd rec?

I'm a huge fan of Bill Simmons on ESPN . I like Grantland.

208 jaunte  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:55:02pm

Foster Friess, Santorum’s millionaire backer, swings to Romney

Friess suggested he might support the Karl Rove-linked Crossroads groups, which are planning to spend as much as $300 million attacking President Barack Obama and boosting Romney.

209 Mocking Jay  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:55:17pm

re: #205 Gus

Yeah. Hey I do that too. That's politics. Sometimes it sucks but you can't run away from it.

That said, I think we have reason to be hopeful that Warren can take Mass.

210 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:56:38pm

re: #209 Oblivious Troll

Yeah. People have short memories. They probabre: #205 Gus

That said, I think we reason to be hopeful that Warren can take Mass.

Yep people have very short term memories when it comes to politics. Is what it is though.

211 Interesting Times  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:56:49pm

re: #209 Oblivious Troll

That said, I think we reason to be hopeful that Warren can take Mass.

There's also Maine, now that Snowe's melted away. Looks like an Independent is in the lead, but if he agrees to caucus w/ Dems Bernie-Sanders style, it's a gain.

212 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:57:27pm

re: #209 Oblivious Troll

Yeah. People have short memories. They probabre: #205 Gus

That said, I think we reason to be hopeful that Warren can take Mass.

Dead heat. I imagine Mass will come out for Obama which should be good for Warren. I don't understand Walker. He's so not like Mass. But I guess he's pulling his Tea Party act again for the election which is making him seem like a big dick again. Comes easy to him.

213 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:57:39pm

re: #208 jaunte

And this is why Citizen's United was the poorest decision since Plessy v. Ferguson.

214 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:58:05pm

re: #207 HoosierHoops

I'm a huge fan of Bill Simmons on ESPN . I like Grantland.

Gracias!

215 prairiefire  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:59:31pm

re: #214 Hoodies for Justice. T

Gracias!

**smooch**

216 Mocking Jay  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:00:58pm

re: #212 Gus

Dead heat. I imagine Mass will come out for Obama which should be good for Warren. I don't understand Walker. He's so not like Mass. But I guess he's pulling his Tea Party act again for the election which is making him seem like a big dick again. Comes easy to him.

That's Brown. Wrong Scott. :P

217 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:01:19pm

My guess right now? After November it will be close to the same. Obama in the White House. Democrats hold the Senate. Republicans the House.

218 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:02:00pm

re: #216 Oblivious Troll

That's Brown. Wrong Scott. :P

Scott Brown... woops. Right.

219 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:02:31pm

re: #212 Gus

Dead heat. I imagine Mass will come out for Obama which should be good for Warren. I don't understand Walker. He's so not like Mass. But I guess he's pulling his Tea Party act again for the election which is making him seem like a big dick again. Comes easy to him.

Brown's holding up pretty well so far, but from looks of that, it has more to do with his personality than what he's running on. Warren's got the big lead in money on hand, but she has to really do something with it if she wants to take back the seat.

220 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:02:39pm

Indiana will become this super Republican state. According to Freetoken.

221 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:02:42pm

re: #217 Gus

My guess right now? After November it will be close to the same. Obama in the White House. Democrats hold the Senate. Republicans the House.

Sounds right. Wonder what happens to the House in 2014. Midterm elections usually favor the party out of the White House but you gotta think/hope that the American people will be tired of Boehner and Cantor's freak show.

222 Mich-again  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:03:54pm

re: #220 Gus

Indiana will become this super Republican state. According to Freetoken.

So far right the Amish will seem like libs.

223 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:04:06pm

re: #212 Gus

Dead heat. I imagine Mass will come out for Obama which should be good for Warren. I don't understand Walker Brown. He's so not like Mass. But I guess he's pulling his Tea Party act again for the election which is making him seem like a big dick again. Comes easy to him.

224 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:04:29pm

re: #220 Gus

Yep, likely a one party state due to crookedness.

Again, is it me, or have the Republicans become Dictatorial?

225 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:04:41pm

re: #174 Gus

The meat and bones. Solar energy, wind, water, electric cars, tax incentives for new industry, etc. Positive reinforcement rather than negative reinforcement. With C/T I sometimes think that we'll wind up just accepting higher energy costs and not doing anything about it. Know what I mean?

It's pretty much human nature to use something until the costs are more than any benefits so the cost of using oil has to go up and the cost of alternative sources have to go down, so tax incentives is a necessity. Solar energy, wind energy, hydro, electric cars are all the result of either carbon tax or C&T not a substitute for them.

We need to use both the carrot and the stick.

226 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:06:07pm

re: #224 ProGunLiberal

Yep, likely a one party state due to crookedness.

Again, is it me, or have the Republicans become Dictatorial?

That's the nature of conservatism. I personally wouldn't call it dictatorial but see it as a form of its cousin, authoritarianism.

227 Digital Display  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:06:57pm

re: #220 Gus

Indiana will become this super Republican state. According to Freetoken.

Since I was there..Indiana was sick of Bush and voted for Obama in 2008. It has been a long term GOP State for years and will vote for Mitt Next year

228 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:07:48pm

re: #225 Born Young

It's pretty much human nature to use something until the costs are more than any benefits so the cost of using oil has to go up and the cost of alternative sources have to go down, so tax incentives is a necessity. Solar energy, wind energy, hydro, electric cars are all the result of either carbon tax or C&T not a substitute for them.

We need to use both the carrot and the stick.

Yes. But we'd first need a fully recovered economy. Second, we would need a cooperative congress and president for the stick of C/T. That's the nub because we'll still have coal state Democrats that are highly opposed to C/T. I think it's easier to go ahead with the carrot which we're moving along with already.

229 Digital Display  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:08:27pm

re: #227 HoosierHoops

Since I was there..Indiana was sick of Bush and voted for Obama in 2008. It has been a long term GOP State for years and will vote for Mitt Next this year

Don't say a word! *wink*

230 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:09:21pm

re: #226 Gus

I get the feeling the Republicans would love to turn this country into Egypt.

A mildly theocratic state that is only a democracy in name.

231 Mich-again  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:09:31pm

re: #225 Born Young

The fundamental problem with that approach (tax energy to induce people to develop alternatives) is that it will hurt the economy and we need a robust, healthy economy to provide the capital to invest in the new infrastructure.

This is why the Euro model of simply imposing high energy taxes won't get us there. I think we need to focus on wasting less.

232 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:09:58pm

re: #229 HoosierHoops

Don't say a word! *wink*

Fallen behind a year? Yeah, I've always thought of Indiana as being highly conservative. Severely conservative?

233 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:12:29pm

re: #180 Gus

I think there is. Anyway. We're not going to get C/T for many years to come from Congress. The chance was there and it's gone for some time to come. The House GOP will in no way pass C/T legislation. It's not how we or you feel about this. It's just reality.

I wouldn't argue with the reality of that, but the longer we, meaning the leading economies, put off reducing our carbon output, the more costly in terms of human lives and money it's going to be later.

How to get the reality matching the need? Elect science literate people.

234 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:13:26pm

Any states that you guys think Obama will win this time that he did not last time. I could see him winning Missouri maybe.

235 Mocking Jay  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:13:40pm

Okay, I get that Indiana will vote for a Conservative, but what about Romney?

/

236 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:15:07pm

re: #235 Oblivious Troll

Okay, I get that Indiana will vote for a Conservative, but what about Romney?

/

A conservative, a moderate, and a liberal walks into a bar...

237 Mocking Jay  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:16:33pm

re: #234 HappyWarrior

Any states that you guys think Obama will win this time that he did not last time. I could see him winning Missouri maybe.

I think that's a slim shot. I see alot of states that voted for him in 08 going red this time, though.

238 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:17:32pm

re: #237 Oblivious Troll

I think that's a slim shot. I see alot of states that voted for him in 08 going red this time, though.

North Carolina, Indiana both immediately come to mind for me in that case. I think he keeps Virginia in his column though. I'm biased though.

239 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:18:27pm

Google translate, Spanish to English (I can't find the instructions for my daughter's prom dress and I'm hoping to use the Spanish version...)

push the whale in the stitch below and then use an adjustable zipper foot to stitch the upper edge

I think I need an alternate translation on one of these words.

240 prairiefire  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:18:46pm

re: #229 HoosierHoops

Don't say a word! *wink*

I won't put any money on it./

241 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:18:57pm

re: #238 HappyWarrior

Polling shows Obama ahead in North Carolina by a bit. North Carolina is less down the road, but is following the same path as Virginia.

242 Mocking Jay  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:19:34pm

re: #238 HappyWarrior

North Carolina, Indiana both immediately come to mind for me in that case. I think he keeps Virginia in his column though. I'm biased though.

Nevada. New Mexico. I'm not optimistic about those two. And Florida is Florida, with lots of "turn down the vote" this year, so I don't know what the hell is going to happen down there.

243 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:19:37pm

re: #239 Mostly sane, most of the time.

Google translate, Spanish to English (I can't find the instructions for my daughter's prom dress and I'm hoping to use the Spanish version...)

push the whale in the stitch below and then use an adjustable zipper foot to stitch the upper edge

I think I need an alternate translation on one of these words.

Must be one hell of a dress.

244 Mich-again  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:20:22pm

re: #233 Born Young

How to get the reality matching the need? Elect science literate people.

I agree with that statement but the scientific approach to problem solving is totally different than how politics work.

In science, you collect data, then make conclusions. In politics, you start with the conclusion, then seek out data that supports it.

245 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:20:50pm

re: #241 ProGunLiberal

Polling shows Obama ahead in North Carolina by a bit. North Carolina is less down the road, but is following the same path as Virginia.

Really? That surprises me. I thought N.C would be like Indiana and be flash in the pan but I don't pay attention to politics in N.C like I do in Virginia. Virginia staying in Obama's column won't shock me because the state's demographics are changing to favor Democrats nationally.

246 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:22:07pm

re: #242 Oblivious Troll

Nevada. New Mexico. I'm not optimistic about those two. And Florida is Florida, with lots of "turn down the vote" this year, so I don't know what the hell is going to happen down there.

True. I feel a little good about those states given their high Latino population and the fact that Romney's alienated a lot of Latino voters.

247 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:22:10pm

re: #228 Gus

Yes. But we'd first need a fully recovered economy. Second, we would need a cooperative congress and president for the stick of C/T. That's the nub because we'll still have coal state Democrats that are highly opposed to C/T. I think it's easier to go ahead with the carrot which we're moving along with already.

If cap and trade is implemented correctly, the cost to the economy will be minimal and companies building and using smart technologies will get an influx of cash allowing them to hire.

248 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:22:45pm

re: #233 Born Young

I wouldn't argue with the reality of that, but the longer we, meaning the leading economies, put off reducing our carbon output, the more costly in terms of human lives and money it's going to be later.

How to get the reality matching the need? Elect science literate people.

Yeah but that's next to impossible to attain at this point. I could see it maybe 10 years down the road. What I could see Republicans supporting is high speed rail; light rail; solar; wind projects; etc. On that I think we could easily move forward.

The only other possibility would be some kind of catastrophic climate event such as sustained droughts; wildfires; forest fires; etc. Increased "symptoms" as it were. Otherwise, in the TPGOP environment I don't see it happening.

It's not the only solution. If we look at it as the only solution then we're screwed because Republicans will simply not vote for it.

249 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:23:21pm

re: #247 Born Young

If cap and trade is implemented correctly, the cost to the economy will be minimal and companies building and using smart technologies will get an influx of cash allowing them to hire.

Again. You would have to convince the GOP of this.

250 Digital Display  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:25:45pm

re: #240 prairiefire

I won't put any money on it./

LOL Hope you are well.. I think My time in Indiana was 2007 to 2010...

251 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:27:17pm

re: #245 HappyWarrior

No, North Carolina is a slightly less developed version of Virginia. Virginia is a few years ahead of North Carolina, but they are on the same path.

Indiana is more like Kentucky.

re: #246 HappyWarrior

Obama has a healthy lead in N.M. and Nevada too. Florida he has a lead as well, but with the Voter Suppression efforts, there might be an issue.

The only way Republicans will win into the future is by suppressing votes, and disenfranchising people. This must be pointed out. They are not a democratic party. In policies, they are somewhere between the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Nour. They are Christian instead of Muslim. And the Hyper-Conservatives in both religions share anti-evolution, and anti-gay screeds. One of the biggest Anti-Evolution authors used in the US hardline conservative Islamist.

252 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:27:24pm

re: #244 Mich-again

I agree with that statement but the scientific approach to problem solving is totally different than how politics work.

In science, you collect data, then make conclusions. In politics, you start with the conclusion, then seek out data that supports it.

Hopefully, science literate politicians, as long as they are in the majority, will be able to promote science research and base their policy decisions on understanding rather than misunderstanding.

253 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:28:56pm

re: #251 ProGunLiberal

No, North Carolina is a slightly less developed version of Virginia. Virginia is a few years ahead of North Carolina, but they are on the same path.

Indiana is more like Kentucky.

re: #246 HappyWarrior

Obama has a healthy lead in N.M. and Nevada too. Florida he has a lead as well, but with the Voter Suppression efforts, their might be an issue.

Well the good news about Florida is that Rick Scott is really unpopular. I wouldn't expect Indiana to go to Obama honestly even if Santorum was the nominee.

254 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:30:46pm

re: #252 Born Young

Hopefully, science literate politicians, as long as they are in the majority, will be able to promote science research and base their policy decisions on understanding rather than misunderstanding.

Like Stephen Harper! ;)

255 Mich-again  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:31:40pm

re: #247 Born Young

If cap and trade is implemented correctly, the cost to the economy will be minimal and companies building and using smart technologies will get an influx of cash allowing them to hire.

The problem for a company is that if they have old infrastructure that needs to be replaced, they will need financing to do make the major reinvestment and to get financing requires good prospects for long term cash flow. Most domestic companies that use a lot of energy in their operations survive on thin margins. We know the destination, but we need a plan to get there.

256 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:32:12pm

re: #254 Gus

Stephen Harper always stuck me as clone of Bush, both in look and policies.

I made a big addition to my last post:

The only way Republicans will win into the future is by suppressing votes, and disenfranchising people. This must be pointed out. They are not a democratic party. In policies, they are somewhere between the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Nour. They are Christian instead of Muslim. And the Hyper-Conservatives in both religions share anti-evolution, and anti-gay screeds. One of the biggest Anti-Evolution authors used in the US hardline conservative Islamist.

257 prairiefire  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:32:50pm

re: #255 Mich-again

The problem for a company is that if they have old infrastructure that needs to be replaced, they will need financing to do make the major reinvestment and to get financing requires good prospects for long term cash flow. Most domestic companies that use a lot of energy in their operations survive on thin margins. We know the destination, but we need a plan to get there.

That's why the Feds have been offering so many rebates for energy saving upgrades. That money will dry up soon.

258 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:35:29pm

re: #257 prairiefire

I had a new thought of attack against Romney.

You know what he did with companies that came under his control at Bain Capital? He'll do that to the US.

259 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:35:47pm

re: #248 Gus

Yeah but that's next to impossible to attain at this point. I could see it maybe 10 years down the road. What I could see Republicans supporting is high speed rail; light rail; solar; wind projects; etc. On that I think we could easily move forward.

The only other possibility would be some kind of catastrophic climate event such as sustained droughts; wildfires; forest fires; etc. Increased "symptoms" as it were. Otherwise, in the TPGOP environment I don't see it happening.

It's not the only solution. If we look at it as the only solution then we're screwed because Republicans will simply not vote for it.

What you are saying is the framing of alternative energy sources has to pull away from the environment and become a cornerstone of the economy. That's true, the message has to hit pocket books in a positive way for the right to embrace it.

My question is how you fund the tax incentives? Although a decent job of PR would bring investors for things like light rail, smart cars even smart grids you still have to counter the right wing image of solar/wind/thermal.

260 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:35:53pm

re: #220 Gus

Indiana will become this super Republican state. According to Freetoken.

And I'm never wrong, so there!

261 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:36:36pm

re: #256 ProGunLiberal

Stephen Harper always stuck me as clone of Bush, both in look and policies.

I made a big addition to my last post:

Yeah. It's like I suddenly feel that the USA needs about 100 years of remedial education. This afternoon I was thinking "it wouldn't surprise me if they'd want to repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964. People like the idea of C/T. But look at what's coming out of the House. Look at all the rhetoric of closing down the EPA. Yes, many of these things won't happen but that's a baseline of the mentality of Republicans. How do we get from here to there with this mentality?

262 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:36:49pm

re: #254 Gus

Like Stephen Harper! ;)

He's a Bush wanna-be.

263 goddamnedfrank  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:37:47pm

re: #239 Mostly sane, most of the time.

Google translate, Spanish to English (I can't find the instructions for my daughter's prom dress and I'm hoping to use the Spanish version...)

push the whale in the stitch below and then use an adjustable zipper foot to stitch the upper edge

I think I need an alternate translation on one of these words.

Baleena means both whale and stiffener. Baleena del cuello is a collar stay.

Edit: The term probably comes from rigid whalebone corsets.

264 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:39:09pm

re: #258 ProGunLiberal

I had a new thought of attack against Romney.

You know what he did with companies that came under his control at Bain Capital? He'll do that to the US.

First, you gotta educate them on what Bain did and why it's such a reason for Romney to be reviled. Especially when he's out there, telling folks that Bain did so much good for the companies that it bought.

265 Mich-again  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:39:15pm

I am so sick of reading how Rick Santorum is a devout Catholic. I call BS on that. The most important philosopher in the history of the Catholic Church was St. Thomas Aquinas and Rick Santorum's anti-science, creationist agenda is diametrically opposed to what Aquinas taught. Reason and faith must be complementary because they are part of the same truth.

To Santorum and the others like him, reason needs to be controlled so as to not disagree with faith.

266 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:39:44pm

re: #262 Born Young

He's a Bush wanna-be.

He looks like your average right-wing blogger too...

Image: stephen-harper-1.jpg

267 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:40:04pm

re: #266 Gus

He looks like your average right-wing blogger too...

Image: stephen-harper-1.jpg

The smug grin, yes.

268 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:40:50pm

re: #264 Targetpractice

Well, we should have some money for advertisements. And we can use his own words against him.

Like him admitting he gets happy firing people.

269 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:41:48pm

re: #267 HappyWarrior

The smug grin, yes.

Still too liberal for conservative here I'm sure. RINO!

270 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:42:24pm

re: #265 Mich-again

I am so sick of reading how Rick Santorum is a devout Catholic. I call BS on that. The most important philosopher in the history of the Catholic Church was St. Thomas Aquinas and Rick Santorum's anti-science, creationist agenda is diametrically opposed to what Aquinas taught. Reason and faith must be complementary because they are part of the same truth.

To Santorum and the others like him, reason needs to be controlled so as to not disagree with faith.

I'm so sick of reading how being a Christian automatically makes you a more moral person than non-Christians.

Thomas Aquinas was a gifted thinker. I wonder what he would say now.

271 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:42:43pm

re: #269 Gus

Still to liberal for conservative here I'm sure. RINO!

Oh I bet. David Cameron of the UK makes Jon Huntsman look like a huge wing nut.

272 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:42:53pm

re: #268 ProGunLiberal

Well, we should have some money for advertisements. And we can use his own words against him.

Like him admitting he gets happy firing people.

Like I said above, Romney's got a metric fuckton of quotes out there that are going to come back to haunt him. Best thing that the Obama campaign could do is just let him fight with himself for the bulk of the election.

273 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:43:13pm

re: #267 HappyWarrior

The smug grin, yes.

He had to be trained by his handlers to smile. His original smile was too creepy.

274 Interesting Times  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:44:09pm

re: #269 Gus

Still to liberal for conservative here I'm sure. RINO!

Not at all. At core, he's a Koch-loving teabagger, who merely hides it in "moderate" clothing to fool enough Canadian voters. And the election fraud he's perpetrated makes GOP voter suppression look like amateur hour.

275 engineer cat  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:45:05pm

re: #266 Gus

He looks like your average right-wing blogger too...

Image: stephen-harper-1.jpg

why does he look like a claymation?

276 Interesting Times  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:45:21pm

re: #273 Born Young

He had to be trained by his handlers to smile. His original smile was too creepy.

Speaking of creepy, check out this new hashtag:

277 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:46:10pm

Make. Sandwich.

278 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:46:18pm

re: #263 goddamnedfrank

Baleena means both whale and stiffener. Baleena del cuello is a collar stay.

Edit: The term probably comes from rigid whalebone corsets.

Thank you! It's the boning!

279 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:46:23pm

re: #270 Born Young

I'm so sick of reading how being a Christian automatically makes you a more moral person than non-Christians.

Thomas Aquinas was a gifted thinker. I wonder what he would say now.

No kidding. I remember the reasons some Bush supporters gave for supporting Bush over Gore and Kerry- "He's a good, Christian man." And Al Gore and John Kerry were bad, satanists?

280 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:48:03pm

re: #274 Interesting Times

Not at all. At core, he's a Koch-loving teabagger, who merely hides it in "moderate" clothing to fool enough Canadian voters. And the election fraud he's perpetrated makes GOP voter suppression look like amateur hour.

As much as I'd like to see Harper go down, let's wait until the RCMP stumbles its way through the investigation. Even if he did go down, Canada is starting to lean to the right so the Cons would get right back in.

281 Mich-again  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:48:37pm

This Romney quote will haunt him in the "rust belt". He can't win around here, which means he is done before he even starts.

"It would have been best had the auto companies gone through the bankruptcy process without having taken $17 billion from government."

In 2009, that would have meant liquidation. No one else at that time could have or would have taken on that role. For a guy who spent his career as a vulture capitalist, he knew that. This was just one more example of Mitt saying dumb shit just to appease the idiot base.

282 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:49:25pm

re: #279 HappyWarrior

No kidding. I remember the reasons some Bush supporters gave for supporting Bush over Gore and Kerry- "He's a good, Christian man." And Al Gore and John Kerry were bad, satanists?

There were a lot of excuses made for supporting Bush from a lot of sides. One of them I used to spout was that he was a "man of conviction," that even if what he believed in was horrible, at least he believed in it so solidly.

Yeah, I admit it, I was an idiot in those days.

283 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:49:39pm

re: #278 Mostly sane, most of the time.

Thank you! It's the boning!

It always comes back to boning with you doesn't it?

284 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:50:14pm

re: #282 Targetpractice

There were a lot of excuses made for supporting Bush from a lot of sides. One of them I used to spout was that he was a "man of conviction," that even if what he believed in was horrible, at least he believed in it so solidly.

Yeah, I admit it, I was an idiot in those days.

At least you learned and aren't convinced that Bush's shortcoming was that he wasn't wingnutty enough.

285 Interesting Times  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:51:37pm

re: #280 Born Young

As much as I'd like to see Harper go down, let's wait until the RCMP stumbles its way through the investigation. Even if he did go down, Canada is starting to lean to the right so the Cons would get right back in.

I don't think so, otherwise Hudak the Horrid would be Premier of Ontario. If the opposition could only cough up a charismatic leader, the Cons would be decimated.

286 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:51:50pm

re: #281 Mich-again

This Romney quote will haunt him in the "rust belt". He can't win around here, which means he is done before he even starts.

In 2009, that would have meant liquidation. No one else at that time could have or would have taken on that role. For a guy who spent his career as a vulture capitalist, he knew that. This was just one more example of Mitt saying dumb shit just to appease the idiot base.

Think Romney is relying equal measures of voter amnesia and general ignorance on the intricate matters of corporate bankruptcy proceedings to convince folks that "normal bankruptcy" was better in '09 than taking government money.

287 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:53:04pm

Sandwich acquired.

288 prairiefire  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:54:04pm

re: #259 Born Young

There has been neither a decent pr job nor money in our dirt poor state for light rail. Unfortunately. I would rather concentrate on raising our vaccination rate.

289 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:54:28pm

re: #283 Born Young

It always comes back to boning with you doesn't it?

Why thank you. As I typed that in, I thought "Someone's going to take that with a certain meaning.

I would have been very disappointed, otherwise.

290 Mich-again  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:55:14pm

GWB didn't seem to have much of a shot until he picked Dick Cheney as his running mate. Maybe Mitt will follow that lead and ask David Petraeus.

291 Lidane  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:55:43pm

Oh, this should be fun. I just applied for a consulting gig. Turns out I actually fit the requirements of the job. Let's see if I can get hired. Hahaha.

292 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:56:03pm

re: #290 Mich-again

GWB didn't seem to have much of a shot until he picked Dick Cheney as his running mate. Maybe Mitt will follow that lead and ask David Petraeus.

I think Petraeus can't take the position legally. Not totally sure though. Not even totally sure Petraeus would accept either.

293 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:56:30pm

re: #285 Interesting Times

I don't think so, otherwise Hudak the Horrid would be Premier of Ontario. If the opposition could only cough up a charismatic leader, the Cons would be decimated.

There's the rub. The leaders for the Libs have all been boring and uninspiring lately. Maybe the NDP can do something, but they tend to be too far left for anybody in the west.

294 prairiefire  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:57:19pm

re: #291 Lidane

Nobody knows what you you don't know, if you don't tell them./

295 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:57:25pm

re: #290 Mich-again

GWB didn't seem to have much of a shot until he picked Dick Cheney as his running mate. Maybe Mitt will follow that lead and ask David Petraeus.

I thought Cheney picked Cheney?

296 Lidane  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:57:55pm

re: #290 Mich-again

GWB didn't seem to have much of a shot until he picked Dick Cheney as his running mate. Maybe Mitt will follow that lead and ask David Petraeus.

Mittens needs a raving lunatic wingnut as a Veep in order to even hope to get the base on his side, but at the same time, he needs a woman and/or a minority candidate to try and bridge his poll number deficits with Obama.

It will be interesting to see who he picks.

297 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:57:57pm

re: #290 Mich-again

GWB didn't seem to have much of a shot until he picked Dick Cheney as his running mate. Maybe Mitt will follow that lead and ask David Petraeus.

Considering the info I read earlier about how there hasn't been two current or ex-governors on the same presidential ticket since the 40s, I think Romney's gonna end up looking to Congress. I'm even starting to think he might go for Paul Ryan, considering his support of his "Plan."

298 engineer cat  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:58:04pm

apparently northern california was much too dry

299 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:58:37pm

re: #296 Lidane

Mittens needs a raving lunatic wingnut as a Veep in order to even hope to get the base on his side, but at the same time, he needs a woman and/or a minority candidate to try and bridge his poll number deficits with Obama.

It will be interesting to see who he picks.

PALIN!!!

300 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:58:43pm

re: #296 Lidane

Mittens needs a raving lunatic wingnut as a Veep in order to even hope to get the base on his side, but at the same time, he needs a woman and/or a minority candidate to try and bridge his poll number deficits with Obama.

It will be interesting to see who he picks.

Maybe God will make up for denying us a brokered convention and give us a Romney/Palin ticket.

301 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:59:27pm

Science!

LFTB would be pink slime. Which theoretically is probably safe when produced in the right conditions. I think it's funny how he worded it but then again we are talking Steve King.

302 Mich-again  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 8:59:56pm

re: #296 Lidane

hmm a raving nutjob who also happens to be a woman.. Michelle Bachman??

303 MittDoesNotCompute  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:00:08pm

re: #299 Born Young

PALIN!!!

Brewer might fit the bill...

304 Lidane  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:00:17pm

re: #300 Targetpractice

Maybe God will make up for denying us a brokered convention and give us a Romney/Palin ticket.

That would satisfy the wingnuts at the expense of making whatever sane voters remain in the GOP run screaming in the opposite direction. Heh.

305 engineer cat  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:00:30pm

re: #287 Gus

Sandwich acquired.

did you file the manual food aquisition form?

306 Lidane  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:01:14pm

re: #295 Born Young

I thought Cheney picked Cheney?

He did. Cheney led the team to pick a Veep and settled on Cheney. Haha.

307 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:02:06pm

re: #304 Lidane

That would satisfy the wingnuts at the expense of making whatever sane voters remain in the GOP run screaming in the opposite direction. Heh.

Let's be honest, there's no front line candidates that wouldn't send sane voters into screaming fits.

308 b_sharp  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:02:54pm

Bye.

309 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:03:01pm

re: #306 Lidane

He did. Cheney led the team to pick a Veep and settled on Cheney. Haha.

"Having examined all the nominee, I have decided to nominate myself."

310 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:03:15pm

re: #305 engineer cat

did you file the manual food aquisition form?

I did. Filled out the the Meal-Noncombat-Sandwich-Wheat-Turkey Form 403.1 in triplicate.

311 Kragar  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:04:36pm

Newt Gingrich stiffs Utah

Five Republicans have filed the necessary papers and $500 fee to qualify for the June 26 Utah presidential primary election, but with Rick Santorum dropping out of the race Tuesday, only four will be on the ballot.

Or possibly three.

Newt Gingrich’s check bounced.

Utah Elections Director Mark Thomas said a designated agent for the Gingrich campaign brought the filing papers and a check for $500 in March, but the state was notified by the bank that the check had bounced. He said the office has tried to contact the Gingrich campaign through the telephone number and email provided on the application, but has not received a response.

Recently, the state sent a certified letter to the campaign, stating that if the fee isn’t paid by April 20, Gingrich will be disqualified and will not be on the ballot.

312 Lidane  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:06:19pm

re: #310 Gus

I did. Filled out the the Meal-Noncombat-Sandwich-Wheat-Turkey Form 403.1 in triplicate.

You did it in pencil. We really need these forms filled out in ink.

///

313 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:06:48pm

re: #311 Kragar

Newt Gingrich stiffs Utah

I think Newt's mulling suspending his own campaign. He's lightyears behind Romney in delegates, he's starting to rack up debts, and even his own "think tank" went belly up.

314 Mocking Jay  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:11:36pm

Colbert's latest idea...

#IGotTheTweetsLikeGrassley

315 Interesting Times  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:12:16pm

re: #310 Gus

I did. Filled out the the Meal-Noncombat-Sandwich-Wheat-Turkey Form 403.1 in triplicate.

Yes, but you used the wrong font size. //

316 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:12:19pm

The livin's easy, and lovin' the loquat...

317 prairiefire  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:13:12pm

re: #316 freetoken

Is it in season?

318 SpaceJesus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:14:01pm

good evening little green footballs

319 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:14:15pm

re: #5 Obdicut

I have a lot more respect for Hillary Clinton now than I did three years ago.

Every political figure is more respected when they're not running for office. The sheer amount of DERP! one has to spew to win a major political office does not inspire real respect, and negative ads always take their toll.

320 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:14:44pm

re: #318 SpaceJesus

good evening little green footballs

Space Jesus has arisen!

321 SpaceJesus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:15:40pm

re: #320 Gus

actually i just sat down

322 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:16:18pm

re: #311 Kragar

Newt Gingrich stiffs Utah

The question is "why would Gingrich even want to be on the ballot in Utah?" Utah is majority Mormon and is certain to vote overwhelmingly for Mitt Romney in both the primary and the general election.

323 Dancing along the light of day  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:16:46pm

re: #321 SpaceJesus

Nice to have you here. Hope all is well?

324 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:16:46pm

re: #321 SpaceJesus

actually i just sat down

Damn you!

//

325 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:17:16pm

re: #320 Gus

Space Jesus has arisen!

Eh, he did that on Sunday. This is just him shlepping in here to talk to his favorite bunch of weirdos.

326 Mich-again  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:17:31pm

re: #322 Dark_Falcon

Jon Huntsman will still get more votes in Utah than Gingrich.

327 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:17:48pm

re: #317 prairiefire

The first loquats were early this year, way early, like the second week in February.

Now though is the height of the season. While the strange climate disturbed the flowering season significantly, some trees are still bearing quite a bit of fruit. And on a couple of trees from which I have picked for a couple of seasons have fruit larger this year.

Few people around here actually eat the fruit, I've concluded. Some do, but I'd bet it's less than 5% of the population. I'm fine with that - it leaves all the more for me.

This year I've come across some large (probably selected) varieties. While one gets more flesh per fruit I'm finding the flavor is lacking. The small round ones that are more yellow than orange tend to have the sharper, stronger flavor.

328 Gus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:18:11pm

re: #325 Dark_Falcon

Eh, he did that on Sunday. This is just him shlepping in here to talk to his favorite bunch of weirdos.

Don't mind me. I have literally attained butthurt. Got something wrong with my leg again so I've been sitting funny. Plus the other chair broke.

329 SpaceJesus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:18:13pm

re: #323 Dancing along the light of day

yup. just breaking in my first "new" couch

330 engineer cat  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:18:14pm

w making a speech today looks and sounds very much like somebody who's been drinking hard

331 SpaceJesus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:19:21pm

re: #330 engineer cat

probably hanging out with perry somewhere beforehand

332 Talking Point Detective  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:19:56pm

Hopefully, some more conclusive evidence will be released soon. So much speculation based on insufficient evidence is potentially counterproductive

Florida prosecutor to release new information in Martin shooting

The special prosecutor investigating the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida said Tuesday evening that she was preparing to release new information on the investigation, and would do so in the next 72 hours. On Monday, prosecutor Angela Corey said she would not convene a grand jury probe. The U.S. Justice Department is also looking into the case.

[Link: usnews.msnbc.msn.com...]

333 Kragar  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:19:58pm

re: #329 SpaceJesus

yup. just breaking in my first "new" couch

We're breaking in a new mattress pad. Swapped out an old goose down pad for a 3" thick tempurpedic memory foam pad.

334 SpaceJesus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:21:26pm

speaking of perry, this is one ofthe stranger perry stories i've heard in a while

[Link: www.threadneedler.com...]


"In one incident, a rival campaign manager was said to have heard Mr Perry singing I Was Working On The Railroad in the bathroom before one of the many debates.

The eBook, published by Politico reporters Mike Allen and Evan Thomas, says the unidentified manager went to check who was singing so loudly, only to find that it was one of the candidates themselves.

‘Nonplussed, the campaign manager made a hasty exit; as the bathroom door closed, he could hear Perry still merrily singing away: “I-I-I’ve been working on the ra-a-i-i-l-road, all-l-l the live-long day,’ the book states. "

335 SpaceJesus  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:22:09pm

re: #333 Kragar

i would love a goose down. is the swedish bed technology better?

336 prairiefire  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:24:13pm

re: #330 engineer cat

w making a speech today looks and sounds very much like somebody who's been drinking hard

Geeze, hearing his voice made my skin crawl.

337 MittDoesNotCompute  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:24:57pm

re: #335 SpaceJesus

i would love a goose down. is the swedish bed technology better?

Dunno, but I hear Austin Powers swears by his Swedish-made penis enlarger (even if he denies it's his bag).

///

338 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:26:39pm

And, the most of the fig trees are showing their breba crop as pretty far along. In this area some will be ready next month.

339 Kragar  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:26:54pm

re: #335 SpaceJesus

i would love a goose down. is the swedish bed technology better?

It feels more comfortable to me, plus no getting poked by little feathers. We decided to swap ours out since we had it for at least 5 years, and it was getting funky.

340 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:31:38pm

I found something on Wikipedia about the Titanic. Meet David Blair:

David Blair (or Davy)(1875 - 19??) was a British merchant seaman with the White Star Line, who had reassigned him from the RMS Titanic just before its maiden voyage. Due to his hasty departure, he accidentally kept a key to a storage locker believed to contain binoculars intended for use by the crow's nest lookout.

When Blair left the Titanic on 9 April 1912 he took with him the key to the Crow's nest locker, presumably by accident. This is believed to be a reason why there were no binoculars available with the crew during the voyage. According to other versions, the binoculars were not in the locker, but were left behind in his cabin, or he took them along with him when he left the ship, as they were his personal set of binoculars. The absence of binoculars being a factor in the sinking of the Titanic, became a point of investigation in the subsequent inquiries into the sinking.

The lookouts at the time of the collision Frederick Fleet and Reginald Lee maintained during the inquiries that they were informed they were to have no binoculars during the voyage. Fleet, when asked by a commission of inquiry composed of members of the United States Congress whether or not they would have seen the iceberg from farther away, replied that he would have seen it "a bit sooner". When asked "How much sooner?", he responded: "Well, enough to get out of the way." According to legal expert Gary Slapper, though, Blair's "forgetfulness wasn’t a material reason for the disaster" as there were other intervening causes.

341 engineer cat  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:32:08pm

the X wife bought a $2650 european sleep works mattress

had lower back pain the whole time i slept on it

342 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:32:38pm

re: #332 Talking Point Detective

Hopefully, some more conclusive evidence will be released soon. So much speculation based on insufficient evidence is potentially counterproductive

[Link: usnews.msnbc.msn.com...]

She seems to be handling things correctly, which is a refreshing change.

I read the headlines here before posting, and I do need to say that if Zimmerman is actually running, then he is truly being a fool. Here's three words that can nullify "Stand Your Ground": "Flight Equals Guilt". On this point, Florida law is like the law in every other state: If you are under investigation and you run, the fact that you ran can be used against you at trial. In a self defense claim scenario this can be especially devastating as prosecutors can use your running as evidence that you knew you actions were not lawful.

343 Mocking Jay  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:35:35pm

Do I need to play Kingdoms of Amalur?

344 sagehen  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:38:58pm

re: #322 Dark_Falcon

The question is "why would Gingrich even want to be on the ballot in Utah?" Utah is majority Mormon and is certain to vote overwhelmingly for Mitt Romney in both the primary and the general election.

even so, bouncing a $500 check does not speak well for his financial solvency, his organizational skill, or both.

345 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:41:02pm

re: #344 sagehen

even so, bouncing a $500 check does not speak well for his financial solvency, his organizational skill, or both.

Very true.

346 Mich-again  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:42:24pm

re: #340 ProGunLiberal

I have a very old great Aunt who is over 100 now. Her married name is Mary Dorr, she was a very young girl about 6 who came to America on the Carpathia on the voyage when the Carpathia picked up some of the Titanic survivors out of rowboats. About 8 or 10 years back at a family reunion she told the horrible story of how she watched as some of the survivors were thrown back in the water because they were men who shouldn't have been in the rowboats in the first place..

347 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:44:21pm

re: #222 Mich-again

So far right the Amish will seem like libs.

The Amish already seem like libs. They're pacifists, and every day is Earth day for them.

(My grandmother, speaking of her own mother..."I was embarrassed by her. She wore long skirts, and had pierced ears, and baked her own bread. I never realized how HIP my mother was.")

348 Mich-again  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:46:43pm

re: #344 sagehen

I don't think Newt bouncing a $500 check should disqualify him from being the GOP nominee. I think it says "I was made for this job!"

349 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:47:28pm

re: #346 Mich-again

The Carpathia's Captain was truly awesome that night. When he heard what was going on... I'll let Wikipedia detail the events.

The Carpathia was on its regular route between New York City and Fiume when early on 15 April 1912 she received a distress signal from the White Star Line ocean liner RMS Titanic, which had struck an iceberg and was sinking. Rostron was asleep when Carpathia's' wireless operator, Harold Cottam, contacted Titanic at 12:15am to relay regular private party wireless traffic from Cape Race. The sinking Titanic, which had struck an iceberg approximately an hour before, replied with a distress message and call for help. Cottam ran to Rostron's cabin to alert him.

Rostron immediately ordered the ship to race towards the Titanic's reported position, posting extra lookouts to help spot and maneuver around the ice he knew to be in the area. About 58 nautical miles (93 km) separated the Carpathia from Titanic's position, but the Carpathia was not the closest ship to the Titanic, it was the Californian, Captain Lord saw the distress signals but thought there was a party going on at the Titanic and also their radio was turned off, so they did not receive the distress signals. Rostron and his engineering crew skillfully obtained the maximum speed possible from the Carpathia, coaxing her up to 17.5 knots - three and a half more than she was rated for. Even so, Carpathia, travelling through dangerous ice floes, took about 3½ hours to reach the Titanic's radioed position. During this time Rostron turned off heating to ensure the maximum amount of steam for the ship's engines and had the ship prepared for the survivors; including getting blankets, food and drinks ready, and ordering his medical crew to stand by to receive the possibly injured survivors. Altogether, 23 orders from Rostron to his crew were successfully implemented before Carpathia had even arrived at the scene of the disaster.

He went 25% over the Top Speed of the Carpathia to get there. He probably damaged the engines of that small liner to haul ass there. Definitely the best person involved in the disaster.

350 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:53:34pm

re: #349 ProGunLiberal

Fun fact, the Titanic's Sister Ship, the Olympic, is the only known merchant vessel to have killed a U-Boat in WWI. It ran into U-103 in May 1918.

351 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:55:00pm

re: #349 ProGunLiberal

The Carpathia's Captain was truly awesome that night. When he heard what was going on... I'll let Wikipedia detail the events.

He went 25% over the Top Speed of the Carpathia to get there. He probably damaged the engines of that small liner to haul ass there. Definitely the best person involved in the disaster.

Not so sure about that. 2nd Officer Lightoller was the very personification of keeping one's head under pressure, and the sinking of the Titanic wasn't his last time doing that either: He later commanded on of the evacuation transports at Dunkirk.

352 Lidane  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:57:43pm

re: #342 Dark_Falcon

I read the headlines here before posting, and I do need to say that if Zimmerman is actually running, then he is truly being a fool.

Other signs that he's being a fool: talking to Sean Hannity without his lawyers knowing about it, and putting up a website without their knowledge/consent.

If I was an attorney, those would have been immediate grounds to fire my client even if I knew where the hell he was. If they're going to be stupid enough to put up a website and talk to a political pundit without me knowing about it, then fuck 'em. They're on their own.

Here's three words that can nullify "Stand Your Ground": "Flight Equals Guilt". On this point, Florida law is like the law in every other state: If you are under investigation and you run, the fact that you ran can be used against you at trial. In a self defense claim scenario this can be especially devastating as prosecutors can use your running as evidence that you knew you actions were not lawful.

If he's left the state and is on the run, that's as good as an admission that his self-defense claim is bullshit. If he truly believes he was in the right, he would have turned himself in by now and would go into a trial with his conscience clear. Running doesn't help him at all.

353 austin_blue  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 9:58:39pm

re: #335 SpaceJesus

i would love a goose down. is the swedish bed technology better?

The best is the hermetically sealed Goose Liver Down bed. They use it for burn victims at Brooks. Very comfortable.

354 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:02:46pm

re: #351 Dark_Falcon

Lightoller was more awesome overall though. He lived a very interesting life.

He started out as crew on small sailing vessels, put out a fire on one of them, and survived a Tropical Cyclone, a Shipwreck, and Malaria he caught from West Africa. After failing at gold searching in the Klondike, he was a cowboy in Alberta, and bummed his way back to the Atlantic Coast via train. In WWI, he served as spotter for enemy fleets by plane, and acted as incognito spies (with his wife) for the British, acting a retired couple going through German Ports.

He met his wife on his first White Star voyage. She came back from Sydney as his wife on the trip there.

Yes, I am a bored person. :P

355 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:06:52pm

re: #352 Lidane

Other signs that he's being a fool: talking to Sean Hannity without his lawyers knowing about it, and putting up a website without their knowledge/consent.

If I was an attorney, those would have been immediate grounds to fire my client even if I knew where the hell he was. If they're going to be stupid enough to put up a website and talk to a political pundit without me knowing about it, then fuck 'em. They're on their own.

If he's left the state and is on the run, that's as good as an admission that his self-defense claim is bullshit. If he truly believes he was in the right, he would have turned himself in by now and would go into a trial with his conscience clear. Running doesn't help him at all.

He's not been charged, and its entirely reasonable to try to use legal maneuvers to avoid being charged. It is also understandable that a man who is currently widely despised would want to prevent the public from knowing where he is. But one could still make sure that the prosecutors office knew where you are, and one should come in if they do ultimately decide to charge you. Running says to everyone that you think you'll be convicted and the great majority of judges will allow prosecutors to argue that in court.

356 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:12:16pm

I didn't get a chance to post these yesterday, but some of National Review's writers have some excellent pieces regarding John Derbyshire's termination.. This first is Andrew C. McCarthy responding to Mark Steyn (who had earlier botched a reply to McCarthy):

I’ve had my say and I’d like to let it go at that, but since you’ve portrayed me as having argued pretty much the opposite of what I argued, that won’t do.

I, too, am fond of Derb, learn a great deal from most of what he writes, and regret his loss — though not so much that I think he and the public debate have been wronged. Regarding the racialist double-standard, however, I never suggested, nor do I believe, that “them’s the rules and we just have to accept it.” I’ve condemned the racialism of the Obamas, Eric Holder, and plenty of others who make race (and knock-offs like “Islamophobia”) their full-field theory for explaining all phenomena. And I’ve got the grievance industry scars to prove it. What I said in the post to which you refer was that we ought to heap on the Left’s race hucksters the same “disgust” as is currently being heaped on Derb. My point is that, in condemning what is condemnable, we have to condemn all of it, not that we should tolerate the skewed status quo. If that is “insouciance,” then you and I are working off a different definition of insouciance.

I am not insensitive to the concerns you raise. There is a global campaign to repress free expression, and that argues for giving speech an even wider berth than usual. But it doesn’t mean anything goes or that opinion journals should no longer have standards. For NR to have and enforce them is not a surrender to the Left. I get a steady diet of the kind of crap David Weigel is experiencing. So do you. It means nothing. We take it from its source and carry on, unmoved. There is a world of difference, though, between the need to be able to discuss uncomfortable facts about IQ and incarceration, on the one hand, and, on the other, to urge race as a rationale for abandoning basic Christian charity.

357 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:19:27pm

re: #356 Dark_Falcon

Oh yeah, equating Obama with Derbyshire - I can just feel the "Christian charity" in that one.

358 Lidane  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:30:17pm

re: #355 Dark_Falcon

He's not been charged, and its entirely reasonable to try to use legal maneuvers to avoid being charged. It is also understandable that a man who is currently widely despised would want to prevent the public from knowing where he is.

True on both counts, but as you said, you can go into hiding and the prosecutors and your own lawyers can still know about it.

It's the fact that he has left the state and cut off contact with his lawyers to the point where they've severed ties with him, and he's talking to the media and making public statements without any input from them either that's the problem. Someone who was truly convinced that they were in the right wouldn't do those things. They'd be right there working alongside their lawyers to be completely on the level.

359 Lidane  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:31:43pm

re: #356 Dark_Falcon

As soon as I got to this:

I’ve condemned the racialism of the Obamas, Eric Holder, and plenty of others who make race (and knock-offs like “Islamophobia”) their full-field theory for explaining all phenomena.

I dismissed everything that came after it. He's full of shit. So is Mark Steyn.

360 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:32:29pm

re: #333 Kragar

We're breaking in a new mattress pad. Swapped out an old goose down pad for a 3" thick tempurpedic memory foam pad.

I have a memory foam mattress, I LOVE IT

I also have back problems, so it's nice for support

361 Kragar  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:33:35pm

Well, just finished converting some Grey Knights into a Astartes Chapter Master, Honor Guard and Chapter Champion. Burnished bronze armor with polished steel and gold highlights, with evergreen trim and heraldry.

362 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:33:56pm

re: #359 Lidane

As soon as I got to this:

I dismissed everything that came after it. He's full of shit. So is Mark Steyn.

He sure does have a radical skin tone for a president! I mean, THAT GUY?!?! THAT DARK?!?!?! clutch thy pearls america, they're both radicals! See how the blacks stick together??!?!?!

363 engineer cat  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:41:13pm

ok, made a dll version of my product for a customer. now i can lay me down to sleep

then tomorrow morning bright and early i go to my regular job

364 EdDantes  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:42:18pm

I began reading Forrest Gump on Kindle today. The movie is a classic but the novel is very different but equally entertaining.

365 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:50:53pm

re: #345 Dark_Falcon

Very true.

He's just practicing deficit spending for the next time he gains office!
//

366 goddamnedfrank  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:55:27pm

re: #356 Dark_Falcon

I’ve condemned the racialism of the Obamas, Eric Holder, and plenty of others who make race (and knock-offs like “Islamophobia”) their full-field theory for explaining all phenomena.

Lord that is some epic level bullshit. I mean, even if we ignore the absolute redonkulous hyperbole of the statement McCarthy doesn't present one single example to support the premise of racialism. It's zero calorie right wing catnip, an antithetical to reality neurotransmitter for old white male angst.

367 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 10:59:16pm

Good morning Lizards from the Philly graveyard shift. Always sunny here - in about six more hours.

Food item of the day - Got home yesterday afternoon and opted for pasta. Tortellini in homemade sauce (canned diced tomato, tomato paste, olive oil, garlic, salt, fresh rosemary, fresh basil, and two chopped up chile peppers.)

The last three items straight off the plants since my window sill boxes carried through the winter quite nicely.

368 freetoken  Tue, Apr 10, 2012 11:34:13pm
369 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 12:27:04am

re: #368 freetoken

[Embedded content]

Listening to the early part of this and looking to see where the black monolith is lurking...

370 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 12:30:23am

@johnfugelsang on twitter:

If the US was a 'Christian Nation' people would vote to help the poor and let private charities bail out Wall Street.

This year's GOP convention will be just like Vietnam - because Bush, Cheney & Limbaugh won't be there.

371 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 12:31:12am

re: #366 goddamnedfrank

It's zero calorie right wing catnip, an antithetical to reality neurotransmitter for old white male angst.

+1

372 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 12:32:28am

re: #371 windupbird is in the gravity well

+1

Catnip or not, I still prefer Feline Overlords to angsty old white males.

373 freetoken  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 1:02:55am

re: #369 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

Listening to the early part of this and looking to see where the black monolith is lurking...

Well, it wasn't Ligeti, but the multiple lines of voices competing for coherence reminded me of the current pretense over the whole Derbyshire/Zimmerman complex.

374 freetoken  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 1:08:17am

Not John Derbyshire:

375 researchok  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 1:18:47am

Morning, all

376 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 1:20:09am

re: #374 freetoken

Not John Derbyshire:

[Embedded content]

Louis Armstrong?

377 researchok  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 1:21:56am

re: #376 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

Ray Charles

378 freetoken  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 1:21:59am

re: #376 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

Ray.

379 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 1:29:53am

re: #378 freetoken

Ray.

Gack. Yes, that's who it is. My mind is out for lunch already today.

380 AK-47%  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 1:37:19am

re: #342 Dark_Falcon

I am trying to steer clear of speculation and stick to official information released by the authorities without editing or enhancement by various news agencies.

All I can surmise based on the information released so far is that Zimmerman is not playing with a full deck, there is no other consistent explantion for his behavior before and after the shooting.

381 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 1:48:34am

Dead quiet here at work. One other person on the floor (and halfway around it from me.) Sort of surreal sitting here and filling out an expense report. Assuming for now that I don't have to break down the hotel bill day-by-day into separate entries. Though I half expect my manager to tell me later today that I do have to do that. :p

382 Lidane  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 2:41:58am

BREAKING: Tsunami alert for entire Indian Ocean after 8.7 quake hits off Indonesia

A tsunami alert was issued for the entire Indian Ocean Wednesday after a powerful 8.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded off Indonesia's coast.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 20 miles beneath the ocean floor around 308 miles from the provincial capital of Banda Aceh.
The quake is in a similar location and of a similar magnitude to the 9.1-magnitude tremor on Dec. 26, 2004 that triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people, nearly three-quarters of them in Aceh province.
Reports on Twitter said Wednesday's tremors were felt in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and India. High-rise apartments and offices on Malaysia's west coast shook for at least a minute.

383 Obdicut  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 3:42:58am

re: #356 Dark_Falcon

You really think that essays calling Obama racialist are excellent, Dark?

384 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 3:47:16am

re: #383 Obdicut

You really think that essays calling Obama racialist are excellent, Dark?

Heh. As I said, the "good samaritan" was the straw that broke the camel's back. They're also using it to excuse further discourse in the same "racial" vein.

385 Obdicut  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 4:00:17am

re: #384 Johnny Derp

It's pretty pathetic. It amounts to the standard claim that black people are automatically more racist than white people because they care about the way that the US is still stacked against them.

386 AK-47%  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 4:04:40am

re: #385 Obdicut

It's pretty pathetic. It amounts to the standard claim that black people are automatically more racist than white people because they care about the way that the US is still stacked against them.

In "post-racial America" black people are supposed to roll over and take it as good fun, satire or Just What They Deserve (for wearing hoodies, for example). Any attempt to reply is then branded "reverse racism".

387 Varek Raith  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 4:06:37am

Magnitude 8.2
Date-Time

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 10:43:09 UTC
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 04:43:09 PM at epicenter

Location 0.773°N, 92.452°E
Depth 16.4 km (10.2 miles)
Region OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
Distances

615 km (382 miles) SSW (211°) from Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
1061 km (659 miles) WSW (256°) from KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia

388 Obdicut  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 4:10:49am

re: #387 Varek Raith

Let's hope for chaos producing a different result than last time.

389 Obdicut  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 4:12:00am

re: #387 Varek Raith

So far they're saying it's not major.

[Link: in.reuters.com...]

A tsunami measuring 17 cm (6.7 inches) has been generated in the Indian Ocean and is headed for the Aceh province of Indonesia after a strong earthquake, a Pacific Tsunami Warning Center official said on Wednesday.

Earlier, an 8.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia, sending residents fleeing in fear.

Victor Sardina, a geophysicist on duty at the Hawaii-based center, said the total vertical measurement of the wave, according to monitoring gauges, was 35 cm (13.8 inches), making the height 17 cm (6.7 inches).

He did not provide a time estimate for landfall.

"It doesn't look like a major tsunami," Sardina said. "But we are still monitoring as tsunamis come in waves."

390 Varek Raith  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 4:16:02am

re: #389 Obdicut

Well, that's some good news.

391 Renaissance_Man  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 4:30:24am

re: #389 Obdicut

"It doesn't look like a major tsunami," Sardina said. "But we are still monitoring as tsunamis come in waves."

Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

392 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 4:31:51am

Mark Steyn has a point:

[Link: www.nationalreview.com...]

PS If Derb’s piece is sufficiently beyond the pale that its author must be terminated immediately, why is its publisher — our old friend Taki — proudly listed on the NR masthead?

393 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 4:36:19am

[Link: frum.nationalreview.com...]

After the dinner broke up, Taki cornered Danielle. From across the room, I caught her marital distress signal and came over to intercede. Taki retreated immediately and in a slurred voice offered what was I suppose intended as an apology: “This is why I am an anti-semite—the Jews take all the most beautiful women.” Whatever else you think of those words, they’re certainly a more plausible explanation of Taki’s political views than anything he’s been willing to put into print.

394 freetoken  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 4:48:08am

re: #392 Johnny Derp

Mark Steyn has a point:

Well yes, but one could also ask why NRO still, as of a couple of minutes ago, so prominently display a link to "Radio Derb", with all its stupidity therein, at the top of their page:

[Link: radio.nationalreview.com...]

The answer is simply this: racist sub-groups of "conservatives" have been an important part of their "conservative" coalition for a very long time.

395 Decatur Deb  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 4:57:35am

re: #393 Johnny Derp

[Link: frum.nationalreview.com...]

That's almost gallant in a klannish sort of way.

396 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 5:12:38am

Morning Lizardim from the cold and frosty wild north country. A snap freeze has apple growers scrambling to save their crop, but all signs point to a disaster in the making for this year's apple harvest. On a more personal note, the Mrs. Fish is miffed, since she planted her garden last week and now a large portion of it is probably ruined. What's new out there in Lizardia?

397 reloadingisnotahobby  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 5:28:59am

re: #390 Varek Raith
..Yes it is!!
..Unless you were waxing your surf board../
Goodmorning all!
Yesterday was 80 + today? We might see 55...I'm so confused!

398 PhillyPretzel  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 5:33:26am

I spotted this article on Rick Santorum this morning and made a page for it. [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

399 Decatur Deb  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 5:51:26am

re: #396 thedopefishlives

Morning Lizardim from the cold and frosty wild north country. A snap freeze has apple growers scrambling to save their crop, but all signs point to a disaster in the making for this year's apple harvest. On a more personal note, the Mrs. Fish is miffed, since she planted her garden last week and now a large portion of it is probably ruined. What's new out there in Lizardia?

At the other end of the scale, we (Southern AL) will have almost no pears this year because we did not get enough chill hours over the winter. Last year the trees broke under the weight of the fruit.

400 Talking Point Detective  Wed, Apr 11, 2012 6:38:48am

re: #392 Johnny Derp

Mark Steyn has a point:

It's hard to take anything he says seriously when he fails to connect the racism evidenced in the article in question with the author's analysis on racial issues. He takes issues with Derbyshire's conclusions - but only in an intellectual way, and he completely ducks accounting for the influence of Derbyshire's racism. No one else, including the publisher, is responsible for Derbyshire's racism. This is not just a matter of Derbyshire's article getting published - this is a matter of how his racism completely undermines his credibility - again, that's something that Steyn won't address even as he pretends to distance himself intellectually.


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