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1 SanFranciscoZionist  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:03:36pm

I love the waterbuses. ZOOM!

2 Varek Raith  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:09:36pm

re: #1 SanFranciscoZionist

I love the waterbuses. ZOOM!

Those look neat. Where can I get one???

3 Interesting Times in Benghazi  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:11:16pm

So for reasons unbeknownst to me at this time, Chris Loesch (husband of corpse urination commander Dana) got his Twitter account suspended. Behold the butthurt!!1!

4 Gus  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:14:47pm

re: #3 Interesting Times

So for reasons unbeknownst to me at this time, Chris Loesch (husband of corpse urination commander Dana) got his Twitter account suspended. Behold the butthurt!!1!

Oh jeez. How pathetic.

5 Varek Raith  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:15:23pm

re: #3 Interesting Times

So for reasons unbeknownst to me at this time, Chris Loesch (husband of corpse urination commander Dana) got his Twitter account suspended. Behold the butthurt!!1!

HAHAHAHA

6 Interesting Times in Benghazi  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:18:23pm

re: #4 Gus

Oh jeez. How pathetic.

Even more so that they managed to get not one, but two hashtags trending (though one of them has dropped off by the looks of it). The Breitbart Borg Collective™ is disturbing to behold, much like the ensuing tsunami from a containment breach at the local sewage plant.

7 KronoGhazi  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:21:24pm

re: #3 Interesting Times

What losers.

8 Interesting Times in Benghazi  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:22:42pm

re: #7 Kronocide

[Embedded content] What losers.

If I were Twitter, I'd respond to that by blocking the accounts of anyone who heeds said call :P

9 Kragar  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:24:56pm

Free Chris Loesch when you buy a Loesch of equal or greater value.

10 Varek Raith  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:28:40pm

re: #9 Kragar

Free Chris Loesch when you buy a Loesch of equal or greater value.

Go peddle your wares elsewhere.
/

11 KronoGhazi  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:30:48pm

Just throws gas on the fire stoking the whiny conservative stereotype.

12 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:32:54pm

re: #3 Interesting Times

So for reasons unbeknownst to me at this time, Chris Loesch (husband of corpse urination commander Dana) got his Twitter account suspended. Behold the butthurt!!1!

And of course the storyline is "Twitter is censoring conservatives!!1".

13 Varek Raith  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:33:18pm

I wonder what he did...

14 Gus  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:33:42pm

It's trending right above #MeOrgasmeoCuando.

Derp.

15 Varek Raith  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:33:50pm

Ah, I see.

16 Varek Raith  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:35:08pm

re: #14 Gus

It's trending right above #MeOrgasmeoCuando.

Derp.

I don't even want to know.
:P

17 [deleted]  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:42:37pm
18 palomino  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:42:58pm

Great piece by not far left political scientists about the religious cult and destructive insurgent movement the GOP has become: Let's Just Admit It: The GOP is the Problem

We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.

The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.

When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country’s challenges.

“Both sides do it” or “There is plenty of blame to go around” are the traditional refuges for an American news media intent on proving its lack of bias, while political scientists prefer generality and neutrality when discussing partisan polarization. Many self-styled bipartisan groups, in their search for common ground, propose solutions that move both sides to the center, a strategy that is simply untenable when one side is so far out of reach.

It is clear that the center of gravity in the Republican Party has shifted sharply to the right. Its once-legendary moderate and center-right legislators in the House and the Senate — think Bob Michel, Mickey Edwards, John Danforth, Chuck Hagel — are virtually extinct.

According to the "intellectual right", everyone from Glenn Beck to Rick Perry to Jim Demint to Mark Levin, America started losing its way 100 years ago. The Progressive movement of the early 20th century, with its strikes for decent working conditions, its child labor laws, direct election of senators and granting women the right to vote, is the period that began the decline of America.

What else can you say except that these "modern thinkers" are literally a century behind the times, which of course calls their modernity into question.

19 Interesting Times in Benghazi  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:47:18pm
20 Gus  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:51:38pm

Apparently I didn't get the memo. I haven't thought about Chris Loesch since that CPAC "niqqers" video.

21 Gus  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:53:15pm

It's probably related to this idiot.

22 William Barnett-Lewis  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:55:36pm

re: #17 MikeySDCA

OT:
The famous and unique Catalo-Aragonese oath of allegiance to the monarch:

Hughes, Robert (2011-12-07). Barcelona (Kindle Locations 2275-2277). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

I have to remember that one to pull into a fantasy RPG someday :)

Of course my favorite neo-feudal oath remains the one near the beginning of "The Warrior's Apprentice"

The Sergeant opened his mouth. Miles, dropping his voice, cut across his beginning roar—by God, it was an effective trick—"Attention, please, Sergeant. I require your witness. Pilot Officer Mayhew is about to make oath."
The Sergeant's jaw tightened like a vise, but he came to attention.
"Put your hands between mine, Arde—like that—and repeat after me. I, Arde Mayhew—is that your full legal name? use that, then—do testify I am an unsworn freeman, and take service under Lord Miles Naismith Vorkosigan as an Armsman simple—go ahead and say that part—" Mayhew did so, rolling his eyes from left to right. "And will hold him as my liege commander until my death or his releases me."
That repeated, Miles said, rather quickly as the crowd closed in, "I, Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, vassal secundus to Emperor Gregor Vorbarra, do accept your oath, and pledge you the protection of a liege commander; this by my word as Vorkosigan. All done—you can get up now."

23 Gus  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:56:46pm

OK. Trending back to normal.

#WhyDoHoes

24 danhenry1  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 7:59:04pm

Thank you for 'Venice', tonight Charles. It reinforces just why the misses and me think of it soooo much. What great city.

25 SanFranciscoZionist  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 8:01:27pm

re: #22 William Barnett-Lewis

I have to remember that one to pull into a fantasy RPG someday :)

Of course my favorite neo-feudal oath remains the one near the beginning of "The Warrior's Apprentice"

I like the one from "The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted".

An officer with little golden bars on his shoulder strutted in and stood
before the flag.

"This is a very important occasion," he said in a voice heavy with importance. And occasion. "You young men, the fittest in the land, have been chosen as volunteers by your local draft boards to defend this country we love against the evil powers abroad that seek to strip away our freedoms. Now the solemn moment that you all have been waiting for has arrived. You entered this room as funloving youths. You will leave it as dedicated soldiers. You will now be sworn in as loyal members of the army. Raise your right hands and repeat after me . . ."

"I don't want to!"

"You have that choice," the officer said grimly. "This is a free country and you are all volunteers. You may take the oath. Or if you choose not to, which is your right, you may leave by the small door behind me which leads to the federal prison where you will begin your thirty-year sentence for neglect of democratic duties."

"My hand's up," the same voice wailed.

"You will all repeat after me. I, insert your own name, of my own free will . . . "

"I, insert your own name, of my own free will."

"We will do it again, and we will do it correctly, and if we don't get it right next time, there is going to be trouble."

We did it again, and correctly. Repeating what he said and trying not to hear what we were saying.

"To serve loyally . . . to show respect to all of the senior. officers . . . death if I show disloyalty . . . death if I should desert . . . death if I sleep on duty . . ." and so on to the very end, which was "I do swear this in the name of my mother and father and the deity of my choice."

26 Benghazzy Ben Ross  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 8:02:07pm

Roger Sterling just... omg what a cad!

27 Gus  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 8:22:07pm

I'm just laughing here listening to some African music.

28 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 8:23:05pm

re: #18 palomino

Great piece by not far left political scientists about the religious cult and destructive insurgent movement the GOP has become: Let's Just Admit It: The GOP is the Problem

According to the "intellectual right", everyone from Glenn Beck to Rick Perry to Jim Demint to Mark Levin, America started losing its way 100 years ago. The Progressive movement of the early 20th century, with its strikes for decent working conditions, its child labor laws, direct election of senators and granting women the right to vote, is the period that began the decline of America.

What else can you say except that these "modern thinkers" are literally a century behind the times, which of course calls their modernity into question.

Teddy Roosevelt is doing a face palm in his grave.

29 SanFranciscoZionist  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 8:24:06pm

re: #25 SanFranciscoZionist

I still occasionally agree to do something in the name of my mother and my father and the deity of my choice.

30 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 8:24:57pm

re: #29 SanFranciscoZionist

I still occasionally agree to do something in the name of my mother and my father and the deity of my choice.

Well, if my mother and my father and the deity of my choice asked me to do something, I certainly would.

For that matter, it would really only take one of those.

31 KronoGhazi  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 8:26:07pm

I poked the scawy #FreeChrisLoesch dwagon.

32 Lidane  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 8:27:32pm

re: #27 Gus

Poor Michelle Malkin. Since there aren't any kids to stalk or any family trash to go through these days, I guess she needs something to do.

33 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 8:28:32pm

Good night, all.

34 prairiefire  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 8:46:10pm

re: #26 Assemble!

Roger Sterling just... omg what a cad!

I liked the last shot at the awards dinner. Everybody at that table looked miserable.

35 Benghazzy Ben Ross  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 8:49:04pm

re: #34 prairiefire

I liked the last shot at the awards dinner. Everybody at that table looked miserable.

Same thing at the other dinner, too...

36 Benghazzy Ben Ross  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 8:50:21pm

Comin down with something since this morning. I don't think tomorrow's going to be a good day. :-(

37 prairiefire  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 8:53:12pm

Have a good Monday, folks.

38 austin_blue  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:06:31pm

Sadly, one of the world's great cities is doomed by rising sea levels. I love Venice. The Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs..

Gorgeous architecture, magnificent churches, all soon to be awash.

39 Targetpractice  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:07:54pm

re: #38 austin_blue

Sadly, one of the world's great cities is doomed by rising sea levels. I love Venice. The Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs..

Gorgeous architecture, magnificent churches, all soon to be awash.

Yeah, kinda hard to believe that one day, the only people who will be visiting Venice will be scuba divers.

40 William Barnett-Lewis  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:09:18pm

I had thought they just put in a big new sea wall? Still probably not big enough once the Antarctic ice sheets turn back into water...

41 austin_blue  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:12:39pm

re: #25 SanFranciscoZionist

I like the one from "The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted".

An officer with little golden bars on his shoulder strutted in and stood
before the flag.

"This is a very important occasion," he said in a voice heavy with importance. And occasion. "You young men, the fittest in the land, have been chosen as volunteers by your local draft boards to defend this country we love against the evil powers abroad that seek to strip away our freedoms. Now the solemn moment that you all have been waiting for has arrived. You entered this room as funloving youths. You will leave it as dedicated soldiers. You will now be sworn in as loyal members of the army. Raise your right hands and repeat after me . . ."

"I don't want to!"

"You have that choice," the officer said grimly. "This is a free country and you are all volunteers. You may take the oath. Or if you choose not to, which is your right, you may leave by the small door behind me which leads to the federal prison where you will begin your thirty-year sentence for neglect of democratic duties."

"My hand's up," the same voice wailed.

"You will all repeat after me. I, insert your own name, of my own free will . . . "

"I, insert your own name, of my own free will."

"We will do it again, and we will do it correctly, and if we don't get it right next time, there is going to be trouble."

We did it again, and correctly. Repeating what he said and trying not to hear what we were saying.

"To serve loyally . . . to show respect to all of the senior. officers . . . death if I show disloyalty . . . death if I should desert . . . death if I sleep on duty . . ." and so on to the very end, which was "I do swear this in the name of my mother and father and the deity of my choice."

Harry Harrison is an icon. He's 92 and still cranking out good stuff.The whole Stainless Steel Rat series is brilliant.

42 austin_blue  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:13:53pm

re: #40 William Barnett-Lewis

I had thought they just put in a big new sea wall? Still probably not big enough once the Antarctic ice sheets turn back into water...

It controls high tide situations, but the long term trend is fatal.

43 dragonath  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:16:31pm

re: #38 austin_blue

I'd like to see the Treasury of St. Mark's, with all the (stolen) Byzantine stuff.

44 austin_blue  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:18:45pm

re: #43 Rowrbazzle!

I'd like to see the Treasury of St. Mark's, with all the (stolen) Byzantine stuff.

Hurry.

45 Gus  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:20:37pm

re: #39 Targetpractice

Yeah, kinda hard to believe that one day, the only people who will be visiting Venice will be scuba divers.

None of this was meant to last forever.

46 Targetpractice  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:22:06pm

re: #45 Gus

None of this was meant to last forever.

"This has all happened before and it will all happen again."

47 William Barnett-Lewis  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:25:38pm

re: #45 Gus

None of this was meant to last forever.

Life is, after all, a terminal disease...

48 austin_blue  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:33:26pm

re: #45 Gus

None of this was meant to last forever.

Still, it sucks, my man. One of the great medieval cities of Italy slowly destroyed by rising water...

49 freetoken  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:40:06pm

re: #48 austin_blue

Still, it sucks, my man. One of the great medieval cities of Italy slowly destroyed by rising water...

In 500 years or so many of the great cities we have today will be abandoned (at least in part.)

Marine archeology is a fascinating subject - the remains of human settlements are under water all around the world. Given the attraction sea shores have had to H. sapiens - probably due to abundant protein sources - a great deal of the background, pre-history if you will, of our species is likely under water.

50 austin_blue  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:46:44pm

re: #49 freetoken

In 500 years or so many of the great cities we have today will be abandoned (at least in part.)

Marine archeology is a fascinating subject - the remains of human settlements are under water all around the world. Given the attraction sea shores have had to H. sapiens - probably due to abundant protein sources - a great deal of the background, pre-history if you will, of our species is likely under water.

Of course it is. The last ice age maximum created land bridges and extended sea shore for miles. Much of that civilization is now under several dozens of feet of water. Tough to excavate and document, though.

51 William Barnett-Lewis  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:54:23pm

re: #50 austin_blue

Of course it is. The last ice age maximum created land bridges and extended sea shore for miles. Much of that civilization is now under several dozens of feet of water. Tough to excavate and document, though.

Meh, not a whole lot to get too excited about documenting unless you're into pretending that Atlantas was real in those days. Just another bunch of hunter and gatherers don't leave all that much evidence behind them, ya know?

52 KronoGhazi  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 9:57:25pm

re: #50 austin_blue

Of course it is. The last ice age maximum created land bridges and extended sea shore for miles. Much of that civilization is now under several dozens of feet of water. Tough to excavate and document, though.

Satan put them there.

53 Benghazzy Ben Ross  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:00:42pm

re: #52 Kronocide

Satan put them there.

You pass the test.

54 KronoGhazi  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:04:05pm

#FreeChrisLoeschAgain is freakin hilarious.

ProgConspiracy against conservatives!

55 Gretchen G.Tiger  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:06:14pm

Hey all!

Where do the boats go at night -- I didn't see anytime of marina in that video?

How is the evening?

56 freetoken  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:08:16pm

re: #51 William Barnett-Lewis

The off shore areas around the Arabian peninsula most likely hold answers to several key questions about H. sapiens expansion.

And, off shore of the Iberian peninsula may have the last remains of any significant Neanderthal groups, and early H. sapiens establishment.

And then there are the mysteries of humans populating SE Asia and how they got from island to island. And, the earlier development of H. floresiensis could be hiding under the sea (today) also - the cave in which the remains were found is accessible by boat.

Here in the Americas, off shore California might be fruitful given what has been found on the Channel Islands - the question remains of the peopling of the Americas on how many surges there were, and the hypothesis that the first wave moved down the coast line very quickly to the tip of South America has some merit.

57 Gretchen G.Tiger  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:11:06pm

gondola:

The gondola is propelled by a person (the gondolier) who stands facing the bow and rows with a forward stroke, followed by a compensating backward stroke. Contrary to popular belief, the gondola is never poled like a punt as the waters of Venice are too deep. Until the early 20th century, as many photographs attest, gondolas were often fitted with a "felze", a small cabin, to protect the passengers from the weather or from onlookers. Its windows could be closed with louvered shutters—the original "venetian blinds". After the elimination of the traditional felze—possibly in response to tourists complaining that it blocked the view—there survived for some decades a kind of vestigial summer awning, known as the "tendalin" (these can be seen on gondolas as late as the mid-1950s, in the film Summertime). A sumptuary law of Venice required that gondolas should be painted black, and they are customarily so painted now.

Now you know!

58 Gretchen G.Tiger  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:12:25pm
The origin of the word "gondola" has never been satisfactorily established, despite many theories.[8]

hmmmmm

59 KronoGhazi  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:12:34pm
60 Benghazzy Ben Ross  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:13:26pm

re: #59 Kronocide

Why so serious?

61 Eventual Carrion  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:17:58pm

re: #47 William Barnett-Lewis

Life is, after all, a terminal disease...

Sexually transmitted.

62 Lidane  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:23:48pm

re: #59 Kronocide

I love these conspiracy theories. Apparently, liberals spend all their time trying to get conservatives banned from Twitter and planting racist fail comments all over teh intertoobz.

It's always an excuse with these people. They have to find some larger plot against them instead of admitting that maybe Andrew Breitbart really did just die of heart failure, that there are racists on the right and that maybe Twitter really is like high school and that their first response to a bunch of drama queens that spam and attack others constantly is to ban first and ask questions later.

63 freetoken  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:25:04pm

WND - taking idiocy to new heights depths:

BREITBART'S CORONER POISONED TO DEATH? Police probe mysterious demise of L.A. medical examiner


It's all one big conspiracy....


OBAMA: 'I WAS BORN IN HAWAII,' WINK, WINK Invites reporters to join with him in joke on American people

Sigh... and that article already has over 1200 comments, most of them of profound stupidity.

This is America, this is Our America.

64 Gretchen G.Tiger  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:26:53pm

re: #63 freetoken

WND - taking idiocy to new heights depths:

BREITBART'S CORONER POISONED TO DEATH? Police probe mysterious demise of L.A. medical examiner

It's all one big conspiracy...

OBAMA: 'I WAS BORN IN HAWAII,' WINK, WINK Invites reporters to join with him in joke on American people

Sigh... and that article already has over 1200 comments, most of them of profound stupidity.

This is America, this is Our America.

I knew that wink, wink was going to cause a fury of idiocy.

LOL

65 Lidane  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:29:01pm

re: #64 ggt

I knew that wink, wink was going to cause a fury of idiocy.

LOL

Which is precisely why he did it. The POTUS knows just how to wind up his critics.

The Lion King footage from last year and the wink this year were hilarious because he just loves needling these birther freaks. And this year, he went on and on with the dog jokes, rubbing the RWNJ idiocy du jour in the GOP's faces right in front of them. I like that.

66 Gretchen G.Tiger  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:30:43pm

re: #65 Lidane

Which is precisely why he did it. The POTUS knows just how to wind up his critics.

The Lion King footage from last year and the wink this year were hilarious because he just loves needling these birther freaks. And this year, he went on and on with the dog jokes, rubbing the RWNJ idiocy du jour in the GOP's faces right in front of them. I like that.

What is sad is that the Fox News Drones don't know half of the references he alluded to because they never watch any other news source.

67 Gretchen G.Tiger  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:32:58pm

Early Thread Cuteness --obligatory.

68 Gretchen G.Tiger  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:34:27pm
69 Lidane  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:36:09pm

Looking at the Twitter rules, apparently a lot of folks haven't paid attention to them:

Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the Twitter service in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others

---

Twitter strives to protect its users from spam and abuse. Technical abuse and user abuse is not tolerated on Twitter.com, and will result in permanent suspension. Any accounts engaging in the activities specified below are subject to permanent suspension:

If a large number of people are blocking you;
The number of spam complaints that have been filed against you;

So basically, if you're a parody account meant to mimic someone else or to deceive people into thinking that you're a different poster, you can get banned. If a bunch of people block you or complain against you, you can get banned.

There is no conspiracy here. It's just Twitter enforcing their rules.

70 KronoGhazi  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:36:49pm

re: #63 freetoken

Colombian prostitutes really Russian spies?

How deep does it go?

71 Gretchen G.Tiger  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:38:06pm

re: #70 Kronocide

Colombian prostitutes really Russian spies?

How deep does it go?

So, they better have worn tin-foil condoms?

72 freetoken  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:38:15pm

re: #70 Kronocide

linky brokey

Nevertheless, don't try to plumb the depths of idiocy in WND-ville - you'll never make it back.

73 Targetpractice  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:38:30pm

re: #69 Lidane

Looking at the Twitter rules, apparently a lot of folks haven't paid attention to them:

So basically, if you're a parody account meant to mimic someone else or to deceive people into thinking that you're a different poster, you can get banned. If a bunch of people block you or complain against you, you can get banned.

There is no conspiracy here. It's just Twitter enforcing their rules.

Yeah, but like little children, they whine that the other kids are getting away with breaking the rules and they're not, which is totally "unfair."

74 KronoGhazi  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:43:38pm

re: #72 freetoken

linky brokey

Nevertheless, don't try to plumb the depths of idiocy in WND-ville - you'll never make it back.

They removed it because I figured it out.

75 sagehen  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:51:04pm

re: #51 William Barnett-Lewis

Meh, not a whole lot to get too excited about documenting unless you're into pretending that Atlantas was real in those days. Just another bunch of hunter and gatherers don't leave all that much evidence behind them, ya know?

You'd be surprised.

Dig a bunch of holes and stick things in them... 10,000 years later the it's still findable. Once Stonehenge and Avebury gave archaeologists the clue what to look for, they found dozens of places that had wooden versions long since rotted away. And of course burial mounds... erosion doesn't erase them, and the skeletons and artifacts inside are remarkably well-preserved.

Then if you go inland, and find adobe stuff, or carved out of cliffsides -- that evidence lasts as long as any stone structure. Maybe longer, since dilapidated stone buildings tend to get their components repurposed into fences or paving.

76 dell*nix  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:52:09pm

re: #71 ggt

Bad url.

77 Lidane  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:56:33pm

re: #72 freetoken

linky brokey

Nevertheless, don't try to plumb the depths of idiocy in WND-ville - you'll never make it back.

The Marianas Trench is a shallow kiddie pool compared to the idiocy and fail over at WND. It's never worth it to try and understand them. Just point and laugh. It's safer.

78 Gretchen G.Tiger  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 11:44:34pm

re: #76 dell*nix

Bad url.

Not my link --my reply.

79 Gretchen G.Tiger  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 11:55:16pm

Man, cafepress is giving me lots of fun.

I thought this turned out rather well --

original art (mine)--played with in photosop --upload and done.

80 freetoken  Sun, Apr 29, 2012 11:55:30pm
81 Amory Blaine  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 12:22:27am

re: #63 freetoken

Comment:

tcbinc Click on my nick name for Shocking News
I don't mind if I can just take 10 obots with me Where I'm at I will have the advantage
12 hours ago
in reply to Caribou "QUIT" Barbie™
1 Like

Rays of sunshine over there I tell ya.

82 researchok  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 1:18:47am

Morning, all

83 researchok  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 1:25:02am

re: #80 freetoken

FT, who is that?

84 Decatur Deb  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 1:50:57am

It's 0350. Do you know where your coffee is?

85 Decatur Deb  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 1:56:29am

re: #57 ggt

gondola:

Now you know!

Re gondolas: They are not symmetrical bow-to-stern. A slight bulge offsets the gondolier's position. The power boats overnight in the low-rent district, the gondolas have tie-ups and small 'garages'. When we lived near there, one family builder remained, making them for about 150K in 1990 dollars. Looking for my satellite photo of the main islands.

86 Kruk  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 2:00:39am

re: #70 Kronocide

Colombian prostitutes really Russian spies?

How deep does it go?

I must not think dirty thoughts...I must not think dirty thoughts...I must not think dirty thoughts...

87 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 2:01:43am

re: #71 ggt

So, they better have worn tin-foil condoms?

That sounds deeply uncomfortable. For everyone.

88 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 2:02:44am

re: #63 freetoken

OBAMA: 'I WAS BORN IN HAWAII,' WINK, WINK Invites reporters to join with him in joke on American people

Sigh... and that article already has over 1200 comments, most of them of profound stupidity.

This is America, this is Our America.

It's like that joke by Bush made at the Al Smith dinner, about the base of haves and havemores. Still cited by some lefties in a serious tone. Started with Michael Moore's flick.

I almost guarantee these winks will appear in some CT documentary in Russia and elsewhere.

89 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 2:05:06am

nytol or dayquil

90 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 2:10:10am

re: #87 SanFranciscoZionist

That sounds deeply uncomfortable. For everyone.

If it protects the thinking organ, it's worth it.

91 Decatur Deb  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 2:11:22am

re: #89 ggt

nytol or dayquil

Morning--If I did it right, this is a satellite shot centered on the gondola boatyard. The square island is the city cemetery, where the family can keep you as long as the rent is paid.

[Link: www.wikimapia.org...]

92 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 2:17:44am

WUB, are you here? What does S.K.U.M.M. mean? Reminds me of S.C.U.M.M. engine.

93 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 3:41:53am

Good morning Lizards. Nice weekend in Philly, but back to work.

Watched the tape of Obama at the dinner. Good for more than a few laughs, some well-pointed critiques couched in humor, and a display of something that I don't think Mitt Romney can emulate without a full upgrade, and even then.

The self-perpetual outrage cycle is simply boring when you get down to it. And we probably have at least four more years of it to sit through. The personality types don't surprise me though. I've met and/or worked with too many people whose goal in life appears to be to bitch about every single moment of it as if it is a personal affront.

94 freetoken  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 3:45:53am

re: #83 researchok

FT, who is that?

J. Mathis w/ Ray.

95 freetoken  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 4:02:07am
96 Romantic Heretic  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 4:08:44am

Loved that film.

A couple of years ago another author and I wrote a series of vampire novels set in late 18th Century Europe. The second was set mostly in Venice, at the time of Paolo Renier's death. He was the second last Doge of Venice.

It was interesting seeing things I've written about in moving pictures.

One thing not shown that I would have liked to see was the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, The House of the Shell of Snails. We used that as the lair? haven? of the central characters.

Unfortunately I had to leave the project. My co-author disliked something I posted on the internet and they decided they had the power to order me to never post anything again any where unless they cleared it first. They were a Republican. It was my first real intimation of how far gone the GOP and its followers had become.

97 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 4:17:38am

That Twitiot I engaged yesterday never managed to do anything but spew the lamest of lame talking points. It got my attention with a bunch of random Godwins.

98 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 4:20:17am

"When I started out there was no such thing as house or hip hop." [Link: www.elektron.se...]

99 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 4:22:37am

re: #98 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]

Hey there, WUB. What does S.K.U.M.M. mean? Reminds me of S.C.U.M.M. engine.

101 Shropshire_Slasher  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 4:35:13am

re: #38 austin_blue

Actually it is sinking [Link: news.discovery.com...]

102 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 4:38:12am

re: #99 I'm a Mavrik!

Hey there, WUB. What does S.K.U.M.M. mean? Reminds me of S.C.U.M.M. engine.

it is not a lucasarts reference! it is from

One of my favorite songs, from one of my favorite albums. Very noisy and challenging music, believe it or not, was recorded in 1988 ^_^

103 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 4:40:18am

re: #99 I'm a Mavrik!

that album was created using an Atari 1040ST as a sequencer, A mister Charles Johnson might know about that kaputer

104 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 4:40:56am

re: #102 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]

Oh, thx for the explanation. :)

105 Shropshire_Slasher  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 4:57:54am

New York is stealing the Native American made cigarettes being shipped to other Native American reservations, the value of the cigarettes is $2,073,600. The state taxes calculated on such a load is $1,127,520, according to lawyers for the state.
Last time NY tried this, the Native Americans threw burning tires on the NYS Thruway, shutting it down.

Read more: [Link: www.timesunion.com...]

106 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:13:57am

Morning Lizardim from the cool and wet wild north country. My campaign of unrestricted herbicide from last weekend was wildly successful; now all that remains is to take good care of what grass is left in the yard until I can re-seed it, and hopefully that will hold on long enough for me to end this war with a nuclear holocaust of broadleaf spray in the fall. I see that the GOP hasn't learned a single darn thing yet, and I'm willing to bet that they will continue to double down on the stupid in the hope that it will buy them more votes than it will cost. I wouldn't hold my breath, guys. America has moved on.

107 dragonfire1981  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:16:26am

Theres a banner ad I noticed on the site this morning that reads something like: "Homosexual sex acts to be taught in to students? Say NO. Sign the petition now."

Clicking it leads to this:

Dear Pro-Family American,

The Radical Homosexuals infiltrating the United States Congress have a plan:

Indoctrinate an entire generation of American children with pro-homosexual propaganda and eliminate traditional values from American society.

Their ultimate dream is to create a new America based on sexual promiscuity in which the values you and I cherish are long forgotten.

I hate to admit it, but if they pass the deceptively named "Student Non-Discrimination Act," (H.R. 998 & S. 555) that’s exactly what they’ll do.

Better named the "Homosexual Classrooms Act," it's dangerously close to becoming the law of the land.

H.R. 998 already has 147 co-sponsors in the House!

And S. 555 already has 34 co-sponsors in the Senate!

That’s why I need you to act quickly to protect our nation’s youth.

You see, the Homosexual Classrooms Act contains a laundry list of anti-family provisions that will:

***Require schools to teach appalling homosexual acts so "homosexual students" don’t feel "singled out" during already explicit sex-ed classes;

***Spin impressionable students in a whirlwind of sexual confusion and misinformation,even peer pressure to "experiment" with the homosexual "lifestyle;"

***Exempt homosexual students from punishment for propositioning, harassing, or even sexually assaulting their classmates,as part of their specially-protected right to "freedom of self-expression;"

***Force private and even religious schools to teach a pro-homosexual curriculum and purge any reference to religion if a student claims it creates a "hostile learning environment" for homosexual students.

I’m helping lead the fight to defeat the radical homosexuals but I need your help.

Please join me by taking a public stand AGAINST this outright assault on our nation's youth by signing the Protect our Children's Innocence Petition below!

I don't think there's much I can add to that.

108 Shropshire_Slasher  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:16:32am

One World Trade Center, the giant monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, will lay claim to the title of New York City's tallest skyscraper on Monday. Workers will erect steel columns that will make its unfinished skeleton a little over 1,250 feet high, just enough to peak over the roof of the observation deck on the Empire State Building

Read more: [Link: poststar.com...]

109 Decatur Deb  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:16:57am

Things Venetian--my favorite writer (about) Venice:

[Link: www.amazon.com...]

She was my son's Lit teacher at Univ of Maryland in Vicenza.

110 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:32:02am

re: #105 Tommy's cone of shame

New York is stealing the Native American made cigarettes being shipped to other Native American reservations, the value of the cigarettes is $2,073,600. The state taxes calculated on such a load is $1,127,520, according to lawyers for the state.
Last time NY tried this, the Native Americans threw burning tires on the NYS Thruway, shutting it down.

Read more: [Link: www.timesunion.com...]

Hogansburg, NY. Ah, the NORTH COUNTRY.

I note from the article that the aggressive DA in these cases is from neighboring St Lawrence County, not Franklin County where the part of the St Regis Reservation where the cigarettes are manufactored is.

No idea what the area looks like now. My family moved from up that way over 30 years ago. Back then it was a few towns with some industry (mainly along the St. Lawrence Seaway) surrounded by lots of small towns running family-level dairy operations (corn and cows). Fewer farms and a bit more tourism as you got over into the Andirondacks.

111 Shropshire_Slasher  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:39:27am

re: #110 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

I am familiar with the area, went to college in Potsdam, and I have a camp in Wanakena. NY is slowly suffocating out the middle and lower class in these areas. A lot of Amish too. My in-laws grew up in Wanakena and Fine, they got out so they could get a job.

112 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:40:52am

And for those with an interest with Jewish History in the US the town I lived in up in northern NY, Massena, has a distinctly ugly footnote in that regard.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

That was well before I lived there. And I did not read Saul Friedman's book on the subject until after my family moved away. (And it was not something I ever heard discussed while living there.) Though I did know 3-4 people Friedman mentioned as having interviewed for the book.

113 kirghazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:43:11am

re: #107 dragonfire1981

[snip] ***Require schools to teach appalling homosexual acts so "homosexual students" don’t feel "singled out" during already explicit sex-ed classes [snip]

What explicit sex-ed classes?

Or maybe I should be asking them to explain what portion of the sex-ed class they consider 'explicit'.

114 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:44:14am

re: #113 kirkspencer

What explicit sex-ed classes?

Or maybe I should be asking them to explain what portion of the sex-ed class they consider 'explicit'.

BONERS EVERYWHERE


RUN, MY CHRISTIAN SUBJECTS, HURRY FROM THE GAY BONERS

115 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:44:29am

re: #113 kirkspencer

What explicit sex-ed classes?

Or maybe I should be asking them to explain what portion of the sex-ed class they consider 'explicit'.

Probably all of it that comes after "We advise that you never have, or talk about, sex."
//

116 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:45:43am

re: #114 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]

BONERS EVERYWHERE

RUN, MY CHRISTIAN SUBJECTS, HURRY FROM THE GAY BONERS

Q: What's the difference between a gay boner and a straight boner?

A: Location, location, location.

117 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:46:17am

re: #115 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

Probably all of it that comes after "We advise that you never have, or talk about, sex."
//

in fact, seal your genitals in holy lucite! forget they even exist! Carousel welcomes you!

118 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:47:14am

re: #116 iossarian

Q: What's the difference between a gay boner and a straight boner?

A: Location, location, location.

i totally mortgaged him last night

119 kirghazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:47:41am

re: #117 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]

in fact, seal your genitals in holy lucite! forget they even exist! Carousel welcomes you!

Nah, no need for lucite. Two layers of poly, preferably full body suits, will do fine.

//

120 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:48:50am

re: #115 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

Probably all of it that comes after "We advise that you never have, or talk about, sex."
//

Pretty much. In the hyper-conservative Christian community, the word sex is effectively taboo.

121 kirghazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:53:44am

re: #120 thedopefishlives

Pretty much. In the hyper-conservative Christian community, the word sex is effectively taboo.

Yes. Sex is a nasty, animalistic behavior.

Which in my opinion helps explain why the highest proportion of porn customers (and allegedly fetishists) are in red states. If you're going to fall to the poisoned fruit anyway, don't nibble; bite deeply.

122 Eventual Carrion  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 5:54:47am

re: #116 iossarian

Q: What's the difference between a gay boner and a straight boner?

A: Location, location, location.

Q. What's the difference between a rectal thermometer and an oral thermometer?


A: The taste!

123 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:00:46am

re: #121 kirkspencer

Yes. Sex is a nasty, animalistic behavior.

Which in my opinion helps explain why the highest proportion of porn customers (and allegedly fetishists) are in red states. If you're going to fall to the poisoned fruit anyway, don't nibble; bite deeply.

I like that you used that phrasing. It highlights a big issue in the Christian community. They throw such a big hissy fit over their teen children running off and fornicating wildly with each other, but they don't understand that these kids are doing it because they discovered that SEX IS GOOD. Maybe if, instead of demonizing it and trying to make it into a shameful and "nasty" act, Christians tried explaining to their kids how it really works and how to go about it responsibly, it wouldn't be such an "epidemic". And who knows, maybe the parents might actually get around to loosening their sphincters a little bit.

124 kirghazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:26:47am

re: #123 thedopefishlives

I like that you used that phrasing. It highlights a big issue in the Christian community. They throw such a big hissy fit over their teen children running off and fornicating wildly with each other, but they don't understand that these kids are doing it because they discovered that SEX IS GOOD. Maybe if, instead of demonizing it and trying to make it into a shameful and "nasty" act, Christians tried explaining to their kids how it really works and how to go about it responsibly, it wouldn't be such an "epidemic". And who knows, maybe the parents might actually get around to loosening their sphincters a little bit.

There's also... ok, another one of my longwinded maybe-should-be-a-page comments.

I submit the thesis that the pill is one of the top ten, possibly top five, revolutionary inventions of humankind.

Revolutionary inventions change societies completely. This change takes generations before becoming 'the norm', and during the change engenders intense opposition. The opposition is due largely to fear: fear of the unknown, fear of the different, fear of the consequences. Add to this a mistrust of the invention as well; its failures are magnified, its successes diminished.

Preventing sex used to be wise. Sex => Children. Children, though loved, are a burden. Children having children breaks both, most of the time. So doing everything possible to prevent that problem was good.

The pill mooted the old defenses. But it isn't trusted, and the change it brings is feared for numerous reasons. That fear underlies a lot of the more staid Christian (and other religious) stances about sex, and it explains the vehemence of the opposition.

I think most here know I'm on the side of fairly free sex - get and use the protections, don't break promises, and make sure your partner is mentally competent and willing. But I understand the reasons for the objections.

125 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:32:05am

re: #124 kirkspencer

There's also penicillin, which was extremely important in being able to treat many of the STDs. The political history of Europe was massively affected by syphilis, and penicillin changed the hell out of sex.

126 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:48:17am

re: #124 kirkspencer

You should seriously write a thesis paper on that. It's an interesting concept, and one I haven't thought about before. A lot of the Biblical prohibitions have some basis in applicability to the ancient world. The underlying reasons have since been lost in a sea of literalism, though.

127 Simply Sarah  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:49:20am

I pondered paging this, but since it's really just a PR discussion for a new book, rather than news reporting, a proper opinion piece, or discussion, I figure just linking the story makes the most sense.

From NPR this morning, people actually acknowledging that the GOP has gone completely off the rails and is the reason for the current level of government dysfunction.

'Even Worse Than It Looks': Extremism In Congress?

Congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein are no strangers to D.C. politics. The two of them have been in Washington for more than 40 years.

They came together in 2006 to write a book about dysfunction in Congress, called The Broken Branch. But their assessment of Congress today is even more dire — so dire, they've called their new book It's Even Worse Than It Looks.

Mann, a senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, and Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), join Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep to talk about the book, which comes out this week.

The book claims that democracy in America is being endangered by extreme politics. From the first day of the Obama administration, Ornstein says, our constitutional system hasn't been allowed to work.

"When we did get action, half the political process viewed it as illegitimate, tried to undermine its implementation, and moved to repeal it," Ornstein says.

Ornstein and Mann make no secret of who they blame for most of the dysfunction in Congress.

"One of the two major parties, the Republican Party, has become an insurgent outlier – ideologically extreme; contemptuous of the inherited social and economic policy regime; scornful of compromise; unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence, and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition," they write.

...

128 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:51:11am

Another weekday begins!

What's the current Gay Threat Level™ this morning?

129 kirghazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:51:40am

re: #125 Obdicut

There's also penicillin, which was extremely important in being able to treat many of the STDs. The political history of Europe was massively affected by syphilis, and penicillin changed the hell out of sex.

(nod) But penicillin only removed the consequence from men.

Let's face it, prior to the pill biology was destiny. As a woman your choices were abstain forever (or at least till menopause) or spend a large part of your life being a mother. Those who took the former route were unusual.

Today, abstention is not required. No need for tansy or pennyroyal in the garden. [both, though very poisonous, were used in teas due to their abortifacient effects; cohosh, angelica, and parsley were also used.] A woman is free from the risks and costs of sex unless/until she is ready for them.

130 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:51:46am

re: #128 Gus

Another weekday begins!

What's the current Gay Threat Level™ this morning?

Pink.

131 Simply Sarah  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:52:17am

re: #128 Gus

Another weekday begins!

What's the current Gay Threat Level™ this morning?

I believe they're going to announce they're raising it from Purple to Hot Pink this afternoon.

132 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:52:59am

re: #131 Simply Sarah

I believe they're going to announce they're raising it from Purple to Hot Pink this afternoon.

Good God we are doomed!!!

133 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:53:48am

re: #132 Gus

Good God we are doomed!!!

I believe recent studies have shown that God is secretly gay...

134 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:53:49am

Dan Savage and Media Matters iz taking ovur teh universe!!!!

135 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:54:27am

re: #133 I'm a Mavrik!

I believe recent studies have shown that God is secretly gay...

I read that once. In the Bible.

136 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:54:32am

re: #134 Gus

Antisemitic Muslim gay atheists are coming!

137 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:55:16am

re: #136 I'm a Mavrik!

Antisemitic Muslim gay atheists are coming!

138 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:55:30am

re: #135 Gus

One of those blasphemous pink-letter Bibles...

139 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:57:00am

re: #138 I'm a Mavrik!

One of those blasphemous pink-letter Bibles...

Praise Jesus for those conservative God fearing men who will set us straight!

[Dance music.]

140 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:58:23am

re: #139 Gus

Praise Jesus for those conservative God fearing men who will set us straight!

[Dance music.]

Hey, there's a reason they call it the "STRAIGHT and narrow" and not the "GAY and narrow", y'know./

141 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:58:47am

re: #139 Gus

Praise Jesus for those conservative God fearing men who will set us straight!

[Dance music.]

Yes! Ted Haggard and Larry Craig.

142 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:59:20am

re: #141 I'm a Mavrik!

Yes! Ted Haggard and Larry Craig.

It's raining men!

143 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6:59:42am

re: #140 thedopefishlives

Hey, there's a reason they call it the "STRAIGHT and narrow" and not the "GAY and narrow", y'know./

I read once that being around gay men will turn you gay!

/Wingnut

144 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:00:37am

Quick! Check the Daily Mail for the latest news and Twitchy for the latest Twitter threat!

//

145 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:01:43am

Where's Jesse Jackson? Hmmm? Where's Al Sharpton? Hmm?

//

146 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:01:59am

Today in Moderate Romney is Moderate Update...

147 kirghazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:02:06am

re: #126 thedopefishlives

You should seriously write a thesis paper on that. It's an interesting concept, and one I haven't thought about before. A lot of the Biblical prohibitions have some basis in applicability to the ancient world. The underlying reasons have since been lost in a sea of literalism, though.

I'm regurgitating things others have said before me in other places. It's not new with me.

148 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:02:42am

Gird your loins men! We have a tough battle ahead!

149 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:02:57am

re: #143 Gus

I read once that being around gay men will turn you gay!

/Wingnut

It totally must be true. I have a friend of a friend of an unspecified relative that works in a theater, and she is TOTALLY gay.

/What do you mean, it doesn't work like that?

150 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:04:12am

Oh yeah! Tough guy huh?!?!

Image: josh-trevino-greek-monasteries.jpeg

151 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:04:33am

re: #146 I'm a Mavrik!

Today in Moderate Romney is Moderate Update...

That's pretty standard.

152 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:04:41am

Next!

153 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:04:54am

Breaking News! Car gets towed in Gaza.

//

154 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:04:57am

re: #150 Gus

Oh yeah! Tough guy huh?!?!

Image: josh-trevino-greek-monasteries.jpeg

First time I see an ass riding a donkey...//

155 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:05:22am

re: #154 I'm a Mavrik!

First time I see an ass riding a donkey...//

Role reversal. Hmmm... Kinky.

156 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:05:25am

re: #153 Gus

Breaking News! Car gets towed in Gaza.

//

Well, if you think about it, cars are more often blown up than towed there./

157 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:05:34am

A switch!

158 Simply Sarah  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:05:37am

re: #148 Gus

Gird your loins men! We have a tough battle ahead!

[Embedded content]

What goes unsaid is that he must also think bullies these days aren't nearly as misogynistic and homophobic as he is, since otherwise they'd have tons of perfect targets.

159 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:06:58am
160 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:07:55am

How dare you! I have 9,272 followers and a serious, trimmed, beard!

161 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:10:05am

re: #158 Simply Sarah

What goes unsaid is that he must also think bullies these days aren't nearly as misogynistic and homophobic as he is, since otherwise they'd have tons of perfect targets.

Just the usual right-wing BS talk. They're always bringing up this fantasy about this being the most "feminized" time in history. Notice how it always defaults to the female end of the spectrum and it typically comes from right wing males who see themselves as an "alpha male." Meanwhile what? Women are becoming more butch? No wait. Males are victims and THE WOMEN ARE TAKING OVER!!!!!

162 Simply Sarah  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:12:33am

re: #161 Gus

Just the usual right-wing BS talk. They're always bringing up this fantasy about this being the most "feminized" time in history. Notice how it always defaults to the female end of the spectrum and it typically comes from right wing males who see themselves as an "alpha male." Meanwhile what? Women are becoming more butch? No wait. Males are victims and THE WOMEN ARE TAKING OVER!!!

Oh, I know. It's absolutely soaked in the standard misogynist and patriarchal language we've all come to expect. So not out of the ordinary, but still meeting the standard level of being part disgusting and part privilege.

163 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:13:11am

re: #162 Simply Sarah

Oh, I know. It's absolutely soaked in the standard misogynist and patriarchal language we've all come to expect. So not out of the ordinary, but still meeting the standard level of being part disgusting and part privilege.

Like the "Men's Rights" losers from USENET.

164 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:13:21am

re: #161 Gus

Feminized usually stands for not willing to discriminate against various minorities, like the great testosterone-filled masculine males of old did without thinking twice.

165 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:15:12am

On a day when I find out gays are bullies, conservatives go super whiney.

I'd really like to know why Chris Loesch got his Twitter account suspended.

166 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:15:36am

re: #164 I'm a Mavrik!

Feminized usuall stands for not willing to discriminate against various minorities, like the great testosterone-filled masculine males of old did without thinking twice.

Right. Defaulting to the perceived "weaker sex." They might as well start talking about "hysteria" and "hysterectomies" again while performing brain surgery and smoking a pipe. Typically these same dorks will say "I can find a woman because all women are looking for beta males and I'm an alpha male." It's closer than you think. D'oh!

167 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:16:23am

"My GUT tells me there are WMDs in Iraq. Stand aside, pansy ass Euro-weenie sissy boys, the cowboy rides to the rescue, yee-haw!"

168 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:16:55am

re: #167 I'm a Mavrik!

"My GUT tells me there are WMDs in Iraq. Stand aside, pansy ass Euro-weenie sissy boys, the cowboy rides to the rescue, yee-haw!"

WMDs? White Mans Dick?

169 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:17:20am
170 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:17:30am

re: #164 I'm a Mavrik!

Feminized usuall stands for not willing to discriminate against various minorities, like the great testosterone-filled masculine males of old did without thinking twice.

Well, there's also the whole "metrosexual" meme. Conservative males feel threatened by gay men and by straight men who act according to the gay stereotype (fastidious about their appearance, lots of female friends without being a misogynistic asshat toward any of them, etc.) Anything different than what they perceive as "manly".

171 Romantic Heretic  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:17:49am

re: #119 kirkspencer

Nah, no need for lucite. Two layers of poly, preferably full body suits, will do fine.

//

Did I mention holes to breath through?

Oops. My bad. ///

172 darthstar  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:17:54am

re: #159 Gus

Feminized is just his polite way of saying our kids are all pussies. In other words, he'd bully a kid if he had the opportunity.

173 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:18:02am

An epidemic of gay bullying at that.

174 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:18:22am

re: #168 Gus

WMDs? White Mans Dick?

White Male Douches.

175 Romantic Heretic  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:19:20am

re: #123 thedopefishlives

And who knows, maybe the parents might actually get around to loosening their sphincters a little bit.

I can recommend a good butt plug for that. They'd probably like it.

176 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:19:31am

Each morning I drink coffee, do calisthenics and upding KT./

177 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:19:58am

re: #176 I'm a Mavrik!

Each morning I drink coffee, do calisthenics and upding KT./

LOL

178 darthstar  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:20:15am

re: #160 Gus

How dare you! I have 9,272 followers and a serious, trimmed, beard!

He does have a nice mangina. Bet he's pretty when he yawns.
/

179 darthstar  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:21:11am

re: #175 Romantic Heretic

I can recommend a good butt plug for that. They'd probably like it.

There's a baby jesus one at divine interventions dot com.

180 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:22:02am

Pulls out tiny violin.

181 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:23:06am

re: #176 I'm a Mavrik!

Each morning I drink coffee, do calisthenics and upding KT./

2 outta three for me!

182 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:26:25am

re: #178 darthstar (click me, I dare ya)

He does have a nice mangina. Bet he's pretty when he yawns.
/

Josh!

183 darthstar  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:28:23am

re: #148 Gus

Gird your loins men! We have a tough battle ahead!

[Embedded content]

Okay, I tweeted back to that cocksucker...using Charles' handy reply button! (But why does LGF suggest I follow someone like jstrevino?)

@jstrevino It's called gay bullying, and it's not a joke. 'feminized' must be your way of calling kids 'pussies'...you're a bully too I see.

184 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:28:38am

Here's the idiot that suggested a young daughter be raped to "turn her straight":

[Link: patriotboy.blogspot.com...]

More here: DJ Dominic Dieter In Hot Water Over Telling Father To Have His Gay Daughter Raped

185 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:31:41am

re: #184 Gus

Here's the idiot that suggested a young daughter be raped to "turn her straight":

[Link: patriotboy.blogspot.com...]

More here: DJ Dominic Dieter In Hot Water Over Telling Father To Have His Gay Daughter Raped

What the hell.

186 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:31:48am

re: #129 kirkspencer

(nod) But penicillin only removed the consequence from men.

That's not true. Women can get syphilis too, and it can be passed on to children.

Let's face it, prior to the pill biology was destiny. As a woman your choices were abstain forever (or at least till menopause) or spend a large part of your life being a mother. Those who took the former route were unusual.

Again, untrue. The Romans had a very efficacious abortafacient. Many 'aboriginal' tribes use extended breast-feeding as a way of preventing ovulation, and therefore allowing recreational sex. Condoms, while not in any way proof, are still a moderately effective contraceptive, and those were available long before the pill.

Today, abstention is not required. No need for tansy or pennyroyal in the garden. [both, though very poisonous, were used in teas due to their abortifacient effects; cohosh, angelica, and parsley were also used.] A woman is free from the risks and costs of sex unless/until she is ready for them.

I'm not denying that the pill had massive effects-- many books have been written on the subject-- but that it's also partly the Western approach to sex that made the pill have such a huge effect.

187 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:31:50am

re: #183 darthstar (click me, I dare ya)

Okay, I tweeted back to that cocksucker...using Charles' handy reply button! (But why does LGF suggest I follow someone like jstrevino?)

Not seeing that Tweet. But they'll suggest you follow just about anybody.

188 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:33:31am

re: #185 thedopefishlives

What the hell.

Yep. Another shock jock idiot. WMMS is a Clear Channel company.

189 darthstar  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:33:40am

re: #187 Gus

Not seeing that Tweet. But they'll suggest you follow just about anybody.

I have a tendency to get blocked by conservatives on my first tweet. It's a talent of mine.

190 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:34:14am

re: #189 darthstar (click me, I dare ya)

I have a tendency to get blocked by conservatives on my first tweet. It's a talent of mine.

Ah. I'm blocked by Jim Treacher and Glenn Greenwald. ;)

191 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:34:24am

re: #184 Gus

A few of my gay male friends have recounted stories of their fathers forcing them to have sex-- one with an older woman of his father's acquaintance, another with a prostitute-- in order to turn them straight.

Parents who are that obsessed with their kid's sex lives are creepy as fuck.

192 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:35:43am

re: #188 Gus

Yep. Another shock jock idiot. WMMS is a Clear Channel company.

Oh noes! Now a special interest group is going to spam him and get him off the airwaves and that'll be terrible because hold on I know I've got a reason here somewhere.

193 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:36:29am

re: #192 Obdicut

Oh noes! Now a special interest group is going to spam him and get him off the airwaves and that'll be terrible because hold on I know I've got a reason here somewhere.

FREE SPEECH! NEXT TIME THE RIGHT CALLS FOR DAN SAVAGE'S HEAD DON'T COME CRYING TO ME!!!!!

194 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:37:17am

re: #193 Gus

FREE SPEECH! NEXT TIME THE RIGHT CALLS FOR DAN SAVAGE'S HEAD DON'T COME CRYING TO ME!!!

I WON'T!!!

WHY ARE WE SHOUTING?

195 darthstar  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:37:26am

bbl

196 Simply Sarah  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:37:29am

re: #191 Obdicut

A few of my gay male friends have recounted stories of their fathers forcing them to have sex-- one with an older woman of his father's acquaintance, another with a prostitute-- in order to turn them straight.

Parents who are that obsessed with their kid's sex lives are creepy as fuck.

Even leaving everything else aside, which is leaving quite a lot aside, how is this sort of thing supposed to make a kid straight? Is the idea "Oh, they'll see how much they enjoy it and the whole gay thing will go away." or something? I mean, I'd have to think having sex I didn't want forced upon me (Hmm...what does that sounds like...) would only turn me off to the whole straight sex thing, not make it more likely.

197 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:38:51am

re: #194 iossarian

I WON'T!!!

WHY ARE WE SHOUTING?

LOUD NOISES.

198 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:39:19am

re: #194 iossarian

I WON'T!!!

WHY ARE WE SHOUTING?

WINDUPBIRD INSPIRED ME THE OTHER NIGHT!

//

199 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:40:03am

re: #196 Simply Sarah

There's no rationality behind it. Just a lot of pathology. Hell, one of my gay friend's dad is gay, but was closeted and was absolutely horrific to him while he was growing up, including beating up one of his boyfriends. Repression can be a terrible fucking thing, and its usual output is depression and rage.

200 Simply Sarah  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:40:10am

I am totally going to confiscate the Shift and Caps Locks keys of the lot of you.

201 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:40:47am

re: #200 Simply Sarah

I am totally going to confiscate the Shift and Caps Locks keys of the lot of you.

WHAT?

203 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:44:02am
204 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:44:24am

re: #203 Spongebath Squaredance

So brave.

Bunch of goofballs.

205 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:45:28am

re: #204 Gus

Bunch of goofballs.

Who

People that use Twitter? Yeah ,, pretty much!!

(oh , wait ,,, damn !!)
/

206 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:45:49am

re: #203 Spongebath Squaredance

So brave.

She's not finished! Still playing the victim over at her stoopid site Twitchy:

BuzzFeed ‘covers’ Loesch story, opts for mockery over accuracy

207 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:46:33am

re: #205 sattv4u2

Who

People that use Twitter? Yeah ,, pretty much!!

(oh , wait ,,, damn !!)
/

Gee. I wonder what you mean by that.

208 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:46:48am

re: #206 Gus

She's not finished! Still playing the victim over at her stoopid site Twitchy:

So satisfying when mockery and accuracy align so perfectly that you cannot tell one from the other.

209 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:47:00am

I don't remember the dealer offering me that option!!

Calif. Man Sues BMW For Persistent Erection

[Link: detroit.cbslocal.com...]

210 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:47:12am

Good morning lizards!

211 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:49:18am

re: #207 Gus

Gee. I wonder what you mean by that.

Don't worry,,, I'm sure you can think of something,,,

Work on it,,,
(now where have I heard that before!?!?)

212 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:49:22am

re: #208 iossarian

So satisfying when mockery and accuracy align so perfectly that you cannot tell one from the other.

When parody becomes reality, that is when you know that reality has finally jumped the shark.

213 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:50:03am

re: #211 sattv4u2

Don't worry,,, I'm sure you can think of something,,,

Work on it,,,
(now where have I heard that before!?!?)

What you decided to come in here and start fucking with me? You want to play I'll play.

214 Simply Sarah  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:52:31am

Oh come on, it's too early in the day for this to start.

215 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:53:02am

re: #213 Gus

What you decided to come in here and start fucking with me? You want to play I'll play.

Cool

216 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:53:05am

re: #214 Simply Sarah

Oh come on, it's too early in the day for this to start.

Not for these kids.

217 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:55:11am

Solyndra Not Dealing With Toxic Waste At Milpitas Facility

MILPITAS (CBS 5) — Three months ago, CBS 5 caught Solyndra tossing millions of dollars worth of brand new glass tubes used to make solar panels. Now the bankrupt solar firm, once touted as a symbol of green technology, may be trying to abandon toxic waste.

It’s a tedious process. Slowly but surely, the shattered remains of brand new solar panel tubes head to a recycling plant in Hayward.

Meanwhile the next phase of the company’s liquidation is under way. It involves getting rid of all the heavy metals left inside the building that were used to make the panels.

The Fremont Fire Department’s Jay Swardenski oversees the cleanup. He said some materials, such as cadmium, are toxic, and hard to dispose of.

“They don’t degrade at all, so we want to make sure we don’t allow these materials to get into the environment,” he said.

It’s not just the leftover hazardous materials, but also the machinery used to apply them to the glass tubes. “Certainly those tools will need to be decontaminated, cleaned up, handled correctly as they are taken apart,” he said.

I want my money back!

218 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:55:12am

re: #211 sattv4u2

Don't worry,,, I'm sure you can think of something,,,

Work on it,,,
(now where have I heard that before!?!?)

How about have the fucking sack to clarify what you mean't instead of being coy.

219 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:56:33am

re: #218 Kronocide

How about have the fucking sack to clarify what you mean't instead of being coy.

Sure

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

220 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:57:16am

re: #219 sattv4u2

Sure

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

You really did come here to start trouble.

221 Simply Sarah  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:58:11am

re: #216 thedopefishlives

Not for these kids.

But, but, the rules of proper LGF etiquette clearly state no drama before early afternoon tea!

222 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:58:14am

re: #217 NJDhockeyfan

Solyndra Not Dealing With Toxic Waste At Milpitas Facility

I want my money back!

Do you want the money we spent invading Iraq in pursuit of fabricated lies and deception back?

'Cos I think that's a rather larger amount of coin than what was invested in Solyndra.

223 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:58:23am

Okay folks. Everybody set the booze down and back away SLOWLY. I'm going to have to haul y'all in for posting under the influence of a hangover.

224 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:58:29am

re: #220 Gus

You really did come here to start trouble.

Not really

I was told to have the fucking sack to clarify

I did

225 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:58:43am

re: #170 thedopefishlives

Well, there's also the whole "metrosexual" meme. Conservative males feel threatened by gay men and by straight men who act according to the gay stereotype (fastidious about their appearance, lots of female friends without being a misogynistic asshat toward any of them, etc.) Anything different than what they perceive as "manly".

But how can men like that be "the barbarians at the gate"? They have their hair combed!
/

226 Lidane  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:59:20am

re: #217 NJDhockeyfan

If we're asking for refunds from the government, can I get a refund for the Iraq war?

227 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 7:59:51am

re: #225 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

But how can men like that be "the barbarians at the gate"? They have their hair combed!
/

They can't fight, all they do is bitchslap each other and then cry about breaking a nail./

228 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:00:40am

re: #222 iossarian

Do you want the money we spent invading Iraq in pursuit of fabricated lies and deception back?

'Cos I think that's a rather larger amount of coin than what was invested in Solyndra.

I didn't see Iraq mentioned in the article. However I want my money back that was wasted in a failed solar company.

229 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:00:48am

Doing the Troll Shuffle.

230 Benghazzy Ben Ross  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:02:48am

re: #228 NJDhockeyfan

I didn't see Iraq mentioned in the article. However I want my money back that was wasted in a failed solar company.

cri moar

231 Lidane  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:03:15am

re: #93 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

The personality types don't surprise me though. I've met and/or worked with too many people whose goal in life appears to be to bitch about every single moment of it as if it is a personal affront.

Yep. Those people are never, ever fun to have around. They're the person at work who spends all day whining about their job, about how they hate their boss, and how awful their life is. No one wants to hear that.

232 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:03:26am

re: #228 NJDhockeyfan

I didn't see Iraq mentioned in the article. However I want my money back that was wasted in a failed solar company.

Again, do you want the far larger amount of money that was wasted pursuing a pointless war in the middle east back?

Seems a bit stupid to worry about a small amount of money when there's a far larger amount you could be going after.

233 lawhawk  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:03:54am

re: #226 Lidane

Or Vietnam, or oil subsidies, or anything else that I disagree with.

/why stop with Iraq?

Fact is that Solendrya is winding down its operations and that money was a bet on the company.

It didn't pan out, but other DOE loans have thus far helped get companies going. Future loans will likewise do the same, though the number of companies and the amount of money at stake will be vastly limited because of the Solendrya fallout.

That shouldn't be the case - and it isn't a matter of picking winners and losers as the GOP has been claiming. It's about making funds available for startups so that they can have a chance to succeed to the point where there can be a ROE development of new technologies.

The GOP is flogging green energy as though it's the bogeyman, but it just shows their shortsightedness considering that there are alternative energy resources that could not only reduce reliance on foreign energy sources, but which can make the US more self sufficient for production of energy domestically - a real energy security plan.

234 Lidane  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:05:30am

re: #228 NJDhockeyfan

Because the small amount that Solyndra got is ZOMG CATASTROPHIC compared to the amount of money we wasted invading Iraq under false pretenses.

Go on complaining about Solyndra when there are much better examples of government waste like the Iraq war out there.

235 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:05:56am

re: #221 Simply Sarah

But, but, the rules of proper LGF etiquette clearly state no drama before early afternoon tea!

And don't forget to complete your pearl-clutching and fainting calisthenics first. Proper form must be followed in order to prevent injury and repetitive motion issues.
/

236 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:06:08am

re: #228 NJDhockeyfan

I didn't see Iraq mentioned in the article. However I want my money back that was wasted in a failed solar company.

It's not your money. And it's gone, so whining about it does nothing but agitate against The Black Dude in Chief. Which was probably your point.

237 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:07:56am

re: #231 Lidane

Yep. Those people are never, ever fun to have around. They're the person at work who spends all day whining about their job, about how they hate their boss, and how awful their life is. No one wants to hear that.

So, the way to reduce it at work is to tell them to get onto Facebook or Twitter and tell someone who cares?
O_o

238 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:08:37am

re: #236 Kronocide

It's not your money

It's not?

So whose money was it? (and that goes for Vietnam, Iraq, oil subsidies, and anything else thats been mentioned)

239 Lidane  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:11:21am

re: #233 lawhawk

The GOP is flogging green energy as though it's the bogeyman, but it just shows their shortsightedness considering that there are alternative energy resources that could not only reduce reliance on foreign energy sources, but which can make the US more self sufficient for production of energy domestically - a real energy security plan.

The GOP's entire worldview is shortsighted. They're constantly pining for a mythical past that never existed, worshiping an inflated caricature of Reagan, and are still living in the Cold War, even though it's been over for decades.

They've got absolutely no concept of the future, so their social conservative wing keeps crippling students with useless drivel like Creationism and Intelligent Design and with trying to destroy the educational system from within. They reject science, math, reason, and the 20th Century. It's insane to see a political party thoroughly destroy itself, but they're managing to do it in spectacular style.

240 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:11:32am

re: #232 iossarian

Again, do you want the far larger amount of money that was wasted pursuing a pointless war in the middle east back?

Seems a bit stupid to worry about a small amount of money when there's a far larger amount you could be going after.

Are you also upset about funding military attacks & wars against Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Germany, and Japan?

241 allegro  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:11:38am

re: #234 Lidane

Because the small amount that Solyndra got is ZOMG CATASTROPHIC compared to the amount of money we wasted invading Iraq under false pretenses.

Go on complaining about Solyndra when there are much better examples of government waste like the Iraq war out there.

And as far as I know Solyndra never killed anyone.

242 Lidane  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:12:17am

re: #237 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

So, the way to reduce it at work is to tell them to get onto Facebook or Twitter and tell someone who cares?
O_o

Nah. Tell them to go find a shrink who gets paid to listen to them. Heh.

243 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:12:49am

re: #242 Lidane

Nah. Tell them to go find a shrink who gets paid to listen to them. Heh.

Why pay?

There are free ones here!

244 Cannadian Club Akbar  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:15:02am

Morning Honcos.

245 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:15:23am

re: #244 Cannadian Club Akbar

Morning Honcos.

easy for you to say!

246 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:17:24am

re: #240 NJDhockeyfan

Are you also upset about funding military attacks & wars against Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Germany, and Japan?

You're the one complaining about wanting your money back.

I enjoy paying taxes. With them I buy civilization.

247 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:21:07am

re: #246 iossarian

You're the one complaining about wanting your money back.

I enjoy paying taxes. With them I buy civilization.

Wait

I'm confused

wasted pursuing a pointless war in the middle east back?

Did you "enjoy paying taxes" for that?

248 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:21:46am

re: #246 iossarian

You're the one complaining about wanting your money back.

I enjoy paying taxes. With them I buy civilization.

What is your opinion of your tax money paying bonuses to Solyndra exects a few weeks after throwing away millions of dollars worth of equipment and abandoning it's toxic waste?

249 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:23:16am

re: #248 NJDhockeyfan

I demand government always be perfect otherwise it proves the whole thing is just a sham.

250 Lidane  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:23:23am

re: #248 NJDhockeyfan

What is your opinion of your tax money giving raises to members of Congress after throwing away trillions of dollars worth of equipment and lives in a failed invasion on false pretenses?

FTFY

251 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:23:57am

I hear my tax money went to pay the salary of a postal inspector who never washed his hands and started a forest fire once. I'm going to start a militia group now.

252 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:24:02am

re: #250 Lidane

FTFY

I guess you are OK with it then.

253 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:24:04am

re: #247 sattv4u2

Wait

I'm confused

wasted pursuing a pointless war in the middle east back?

Did you "enjoy paying taxes" for that?

Although you may find this hard to believe, the fact that some government activity (usually initiated by Republicans for the purposes of lining their own pockets or pursuing some madcap theo-warfare scheme) is wasteful and corrupt does not mean that I don't think that having a democratically elected government that is capable of undertaking large scale projects is a good thing.

But then, that's a complex intellectual position that requires a degree of thought and reasoning.

254 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:26:26am

re: #253 iossarian

But then, that's a complex intellectual position that requires a degree of thought and reasoning.

I could be a jerk and ask "then who did that for you",, but I'll refrain!


That stated, many here seem to be up in arms because NJD questions the sanity of the Solyndra money while at the same time attacking the same wrt Iraq (or other wasteful gov't expeditures)

255 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:26:40am

re: #248 NJDhockeyfan

What is your opinion of your tax money paying bonuses to Solyndra exects a few weeks after throwing away millions of dollars worth of equipment and abandoning it's toxic waste?

Your first mistake is thinking of taxes as "your money". Taxes do not belong to you - they belong to society, and as a society we come up with ways of agreeing how to spend the money, which is not the same thing. If you don't like that approach, you can give anarchy a try, but I don't think you'd like that either.

Your next mistakes are spelling "execs" as "exects" and "its" as "it's".

256 Lidane  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:27:21am

re: #249 Obdicut

I demand government always be perfect otherwise it proves the whole thing is just a sham.

Also, notice how he's whining about Solyndra, who got $527 million from Treasury, but he ignores the more than $4 trillion we've spent in Iraq so far.

It's amazing how "fiscal conservatives" focus on the programs they don't like (NPR, PBS, Solyndra, etc.) but ignore the far larger defense budget that they revere and claim is untouchable.

257 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:27:31am

re: #254 sattv4u2

That stated, many here seem to be up in arms because NJD questions the sanity of the Solyndra money while at the same time attacking the same wrt Iraq (or other wasteful gov't expeditures)

Try reading the thread again. This advice holds true for you most of the time, by the way, there's no expiration date.

258 lawhawk  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:27:58am

re: #248 NJDhockeyfan

If the bonus money was due them due to contractual obligations, then that takes precedence - and we're talking about the court approving the bonuses in this case. You do want the courts and government to uphold contracts, don't you? Voiding contracts just because you don't like them would have societal impacts beyond this case.

Most of the bonuses awarded were between $15,000 and $25,000, with the three top beneficiaries receiving $30,000, while the three lowest received $10,000 each.

The Energy Department finalized a loan guarantee of $535 million to Solyndra on Sept. 3, 2009, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – better known as the $787 billion stimulus.

On Aug. 31, 2011, Solyndra filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Chapter 11 allows a debtor company to restructure and work out agreements with creditors without being liquidated.

Court documents referred to the bonuses as a “Key Employee Incentive Plan.” The ruling determined the payouts to be “in the best interests of the Debtors, their creditors and all other parties in interest.”

A separate question could be whether a trustee should have been appointed to oversee the restructuring (and who could then go ahead and cut/eliminate the bonuses as part of the restructuring) - we aren't talking the liquidation of the company in any event.

259 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:28:48am

re: #254 sattv4u2


But then, that's a complex intellectual position that requires a degree of thought and reasoning.

I could be a jerk and ask "then who did that for you",, but I'll refrain!

That stated, many here seem to be up in arms because NJD questions the sanity of the Solyndra money while at the same time attacking the same wrt Iraq (or other wasteful gov't expeditures)

I was pointing out to NJD that if he really cared about government waste, he would do well to look at the Iraq war. Since he doesn't consider that a waste of money, apparently, we have to wonder just how sincere his concern for the waste incurred by the Solyndra funding is.

260 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:29:29am

re: #257 Obdicut

Try reading the thread again. This advice holds true for you most of the time, by the way, there's no expiration date.

Wow

I haven't heard the "I'm rubber, you're glue" argument since ,,, 3rd,, 4th grade!!

Thanks for the memories!

261 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:29:53am

re: #258 lawhawk

It's like a tiny, pale reflection of the bonus problem with the bailout money, in a way. Though obviously the amounts are so tiny and the situations so different it's barely comparable.

262 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:30:28am

re: #259 iossarian

Could be that Solyndra is in the news,
The Iraq war, not so much

263 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:31:19am

re: #260 sattv4u2

You're welcome. By the way, my response in no way resembled saying "I'm rubber, you're glue", but I'm glad I could be your madeleine.

264 Poiks  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:31:37am

How sad is it that, before the video loaded, I was expecting Venice, CA?

265 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:33:33am

re: #232 iossarian

Again, do you want the far larger amount of money that was wasted pursuing a pointless war in the middle east back?

Seems a bit stupid to worry about a small amount of money when there's a far larger amount you could be going after.

Shh. It doesn't fit the narrative he wants to espouse.

If it doesn't fit the narrative it never happened.
/

And I hear the Devils beat the Flyers in OT last night.

266 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:33:46am

re: #262 sattv4u2

Could be that Solyndra is in the news,
The Iraq war, not so much

That's one explanation.

The other is that NJD only cares about government waste when it's* being spent on projects that are intended to mitigate the catastrophic effects of consuming fossil fuels willy-nilly, and not when it's being spent on blowing brown people up in a faraway land (and securing the flow of oil).

* Note correct use of "it's" - abbreviation of "it is".

267 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:34:28am
That stated, many here seem to be up in arms because NJD questions the sanity of the Solyndra money...

No, it was a 'I want my money back' whine. Which is actually not sane.

I question the sanity of making such statements.

268 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:34:43am

re: #264 Poiks

How sad is it that, before the video loaded, I was expecting Venice, CA?

Vewy.

269 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:35:07am

re: #266 iossarian

* Note correct use of "it's" - abbreviation of "it is".

Very good, Billy. You get a Gold Star and can be line leader to lunch!

270 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:35:30am

re: #265 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

And I hear the Devils beat the Flyers in OT last night.

Nope. Another overtime game but this time the good guys lost.

271 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:35:37am

re: #264 Poiks

How sad is it that, before the video loaded, I was expecting Venice, CA?

That would have just been a video of some weights going up and down, to the accompaniment of loud grunting and guys shouting "Let's do it! Feel the burn!"

272 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:36:40am

re: #269 sattv4u2

* Note correct use of "it's" - abbreviation of "it is".

Very good, Billy. You get a Gold Star and can be line leader to lunch!

Funny how right-wingers only care about the decline in educational standards when they're complaining about affirmative action.

273 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:41:27am

The right wing still seems very concerned about the lame ass rich kid unwashed hippy scum OWS protests that nobody cared about.

Very very concerned.

274 Cannadian Club Akbar  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:42:35am

Alrighty kiddies. See y'all in a few days.

275 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:44:15am

re: #272 iossarian

Funny how right-wingers only care about the decline in educational standards when they're complaining about affirmative action.

Well, in that case, you really didn't need a comma here if he really cared about government waste, he would do well to as it wasn't a separate thought nor should one end a sentence with a preposition. the waste incurred by the Solyndra funding is.

276 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:45:38am

President eats dogs, gay bullies, and conservatives being denied their rights to dissent on Twitter: OH MY!

277 Eventual Carrion  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:46:45am

re: #228 NJDhockeyfan

I didn't see Iraq mentioned in the article. However I want my money back that was wasted in a failed solar company.

And I want my money back from the subsidies to big oil that are making HISTORIC profits, and bending me over and fornicating my sphincter at the pump to double fuck me.

278 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:49:37am

re: #275 sattv4u2

Well, in that case, you really didn't need a comma here if he really cared about government waste, he would do well to as it wasn't a separate thought nor should one end a sentence with a preposition. the waste incurred by the Solyndra funding is.

Are you saying "is" is a preposition?

279 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:51:09am

re: #278 iossarian

Are you saying "is" is a preposition?

It depends on what the me Nevermind.

280 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:51:32am

re: #277 RayFerd

And I want my money back from the subsidies to big oil that are making HISTORIC profits, and bending me over and fornicating my sphincter at the pump to double fuck me.

That's Obama's fault. He's the reason gas prices are high.

If you remove the government kickbacks subsidies then they'll be higher.

So to lower the prices, kickbacks subsidies should be increased. Like Iran.

Obama would be loved by conservatives then.

281 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:51:44am

re: #275 sattv4u2

Well, in that case, you really didn't need a comma here if he really cared about government waste, he would do well to as it wasn't a separate thought nor should one end a sentence with a preposition. the waste incurred by the Solyndra funding is.

BTW, commas are slippery things, but this style manual at least seems to find my usage acceptable:

[Link: owl.english.purdue.edu...]

282 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:54:26am

re: #278 iossarian

Are you saying "is" is a preposition?

My error

Thanks for catching it

283 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:54:54am

Shocka!

Bin Laden files show al-Qaida and Taliban leaders in close contact

Documents found in the house where Osama bin Laden was killed a year ago show a close working relationship between top al-Qaida leaders and Mullah Omar, the overall commander of the Taliban, including frequent discussions of joint operations against Nato forces in Afghanistan, the Afghan government and targets in Pakistan.

The communications show a three-way conversation between Bin Laden, his then deputy Ayman Zawahiri and Omar, who is believed to have been in Pakistan since fleeing Afghanistan after the collapse of his regime in 2001.

They indicate a "very considerable degree of ideological convergence", a Washington-based source familiar with the documents told the Guardian.

The news will undermine hopes of a negotiated peace in Afghanistan, where the key debate among analysts and policymakers is whether the Taliban – seen by many as following an Afghan nationalist agenda – might once again offer a safe haven to al-Qaida or like-minded militants, or whether they can be persuaded to renounce terrorism.

284 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:55:17am

re: #279 I'm a Mavrik!

It depends on what the me Nevermind.

Hey ,, it got him out of a LOAD of trouble

((ooppss,, better rephrase the 'load" part!!))

285 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:56:08am

re: #283 NJDhockeyfan

That's why the Afghan war was justified.

Unlike the Iraq war.

286 darthstar  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:56:39am

re: #275 sattv4u2

nor should one end a sentence with a preposition

So this is grammatically correct? A preposition is something a sentence should never be ended with, asshole.

287 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:57:08am

re: #284 sattv4u2

Hey ,, it got him out of a LOAD of trouble

((ooppss,, better rephrase the 'load" part!!))

Don't worry about that, you got a spotless record and nothing can stain your reputation.

288 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:57:20am

re: #285 I'm a Mavrik!

That's why the Afghan war was justified.

Unlike the Iraq war.

I surely hope this gets brought up at the next meeting with the Taliban.

289 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:57:26am

re: #286 darthstar (click me, I dare ya)

So this is grammatically correct? A preposition is something a sentence should never be ended with, asshole.

Nope

The comma isn't needed , dipshit

See!?!?!

290 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:57:55am

re: #287 I'm a Mavrik!

Don't worry about that, you got a spotless record and nothing can stain your reputation.

Did I just get dressed down?

291 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:58:14am

re: #282 sattv4u2

My error

Thanks for catching it

I will never speak of it again. Your secret is safe with me, LGF readers, their spouses and some chap I met at the club last night named Bernard.

292 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:59:02am

re: #291 iossarian

I will never speak of it again. Your secret is safe with me, LGF readers, their spouses and some chap I met at the club last night named Bernard.

A saint, no doubt

293 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:59:03am

re: #290 sattv4u2

Did I just get dressed down?

No, I meant what I said. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

294 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 8:59:45am

Syria says West-backed Al-Qaeda behind bombings

DAMASCUS: State newspapers on Sunday charged that Al-Qaeda was operating in Syria and carrying out its trademark suicide bombings with the support of Washington and some Arab countries.

I hope the State Dept tells the Syrians to FO.

295 iossarian  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:00:27am

re: #292 sattv4u2

A saint, no doubt

Don't know about that but his wife Jane was a real looker.

296 Killgore Trout  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:01:52am

Leading candidate in Egypt presidential race calls Israel peace accord 'dead and buried'

Amr Moussa tells a mass rally in south Egypt that the Camp David Accords with Israel should be 'consigned to the shelves of history.'

297 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:01:59am

re: #295 iossarian

Don't know about that but his wife Jane was a real looker.

Really? What was she looking at?

298 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:03:50am

re: #297 sattv4u2

Really? What was she looking at?

{damn me!!!}

299 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:10:58am

re: #296 Killgore Trout

Do me a favor
Post something outrageous. I seem to have snuck into a couple of bottom spots!

300 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:12:05am

re: #296 Killgore Trout

re: #299 sattv4u2

Do me a favor
Post something outrageous. I seem to have snuck into a couple of bottom spots!

Wait. Here you go!

Tomorrow should be fun!!

[Link: www.bloomberg.com...]

301 ghazidor  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:16:00am

Todays winners of the "Almost a Darwin Award" prize are...


Two teen girls hit by car while sunbathing in the road

302 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:17:02am
303 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:18:58am

You-all have been debating grammer and punctuation?

Exciting news day, huh?

304 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:19:21am

re: #301 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You

Todays winners of the "Almost a Darwin Award" prize are...

Two teen girls hit by car while sunbathing in the road


Andrea Kunicky, a spokeswoman for the hospital, told msnbc.com on Monday that the girls were in good condition.
but were upset about their tan lines!!!

305 Killgore Trout  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:19:24am

re: #300 sattv4u2

re: #299 sattv4u2

Wait. Here you go!

Tomorrow should be fun!!

[Link: www.bloomberg.com...]

It'll be interesting to see what happens but I doubt it'll amount to much. Popular support for OWS has pretty much bottomed out. Even if they do manage big disruptions or riots it'll only damage their already shitty image.

306 sattv4u2  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:21:02am

re: #305 Killgore Trout

It'll be interesting to see what happens but I doubt it'll amount to much. Popular support for OWS has pretty much bottomed out. Even if they do manage big disruptions or riots it'll only damage their already shitty image.

Bad timing

1st of the month some seniors get their checks. Blocking entrances to banks isn't going to endear the OWSers to the retired citizenry

307 Simply Sarah  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:21:45am

re: #302 ggt

Morning all!

Image: 523763_10150695131996430_61915636429_9848810_1835584865_n.jpg

HOw goes it?

Same old drill. Goes about as well as it can for a Monday.

308 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:23:07am
309 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:24:32am

re: #307 Simply Sarah

Same old drill. Goes about as well as it can for a Monday.

re: #308 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

Monday.

groan

310 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:25:17am

Romney spokesman claims credit for Obama auto rescue Mitt repeatedly slammed

Mitt Romney tells two basic types of lies: the kind where he's feeling awkward and unpopular and is just trying to make his audience like him more, for even an instant, and the brazen, ridiculous, intentional campaign lie. The latter case is where we get a campaign predicated on the idea that you just shake the Etch A Sketch and no one will notice. Just as the idea of the Etch A Sketch originated with Romney campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, so do some of the most blatant lies. That's certainly the case with Fehrnstrom's new attempt to claim that President Obama's rescue of the American auto industry was all Mitt Romney's idea:

"[Romney's] position on the bailout was exactly what President Obama followed. I know it infuriates them to hear that," Eric Fehrnstrom, senior adviser to the Romney campaign, said.

"The only economic success that President Obama has had is because he followed Mitt Romney's advice."

Continues.

311 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:25:27am

Moon for the Moon god!

312 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:26:27am

re: #310 Gus

So he was against it before he was for it?

313 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:27:03am

re: #310 Gus

Romney spokesman claims credit for Obama auto rescue Mitt repeatedly slammed

The Romneybot 6000 comes equipped with Picasso-Vision(tm). It therefore can be on all sides of an issue at any time.

314 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:27:26am

re: #312 I'm a Mavrik!

So he was against it before he was for it?

No no no. He was for it before he was against it. Get your facts straight!

315 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:27:55am

re: #314 Kronocide

No no no. He was for it before he was against it. Get your facts straight!

I would have put it differently.

//

316 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:28:01am
317 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:28:47am

Derp.

318 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:29:36am

Whoah, I had no idea.

I guess there is another volume.

To be released May 1, audio version available, but apparently not on audible.

If you've not read the previous 3 books in Robert Caro's series on LBJ, I highly recommend them. Good history. Great writing.

319 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:29:52am

re: #314 Kronocide

No no no. He was for it before he was against it. Get your facts straight!

OK, my facts may be gay, but since he is claiming credit now, I'm right. You're right too.

Romney was for it before he was against it before he was for it.

320 Kragar  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:30:14am

re: #317 Gus

Derp.

[Embedded content]

So Romney is running against Carter now?

321 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:30:46am

re: #311 I'm a Mavrik!

Moon for the Moon god!

What is the actual hierarchy up there?

There's the moon goddess. Al Gore is Emperor. Robin Williams is King. So I presume there's another king, or Al is doing double duty. Plus there's at least one man, plus a robot infatuated with skiing who is always in search of loose change.

322 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:32:11am

re: #321 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

What is the actual hierarchy up there?

There's the moon goddess. Al Gore is Emperor. Robin Williams is King. So I presume there's another king, or Al is doing double duty. Plus there's at least one man, plus a robot infatuated with skiing who is always in search of loose change.

*ahem*

(relayed from my Cat Overlord)

323 Kragar  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:32:30am

Joseph Farah: Obama Is 'At War With God'

WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah is upset that Republican congressional candidate Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, believes President Obama is a Christian (which he explained in a rather peculiar and patronizing letter to David Brody), because according to Farah, Obama “has been at war with God before he took office and ever since”:

324 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:33:08am

re: #322 ggt

*ahem*

(relayed from my Cat Overlord)

O_O OOPS!

326 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:34:32am

re: #325 Gus

Rep. Allen West Calls Democrats Nine-Foot-Tall Aliens

...

Here we go again, the artful dodger, President Barack Hussein Obama, bribing the electorate with political gimmicks. We are witnessing a political propaganda program of Orwellian proportions designed to manipulate and deceive the American people. This is so reminiscent of the Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man". Obama and his liberal progressive disciples are the modern day Kanamits. My warning to you all, don't fall for the intellectually dishonest rhetoric and become post-election day dinner America!

327 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:34:48am

re: #325 Gus

Somewhere The Onion author just cried.

328 Simply Sarah  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:35:38am

Man, automatically generated/tailored ads can get really weird.

LBGT to blow up in 2012?
Don't trade LGBT until you get our trusted free weekly trading advice!

They really don't have to worry. I have no plans on trading LGBT any time soon.

329 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:35:46am

"Chocolate is food, add coffee and you have a meal."

My next cafepress t-shirt (me thinks)

Have a great day all!

330 Kragar  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:35:49am

LaBarbera Attacks Republicans Who 'Have a Homosexual Problem,' Floats Anti-Gay Third Party

After American Family Association Bryan Fischer went into all-out war with Mitt Romney’s campaign for hiring an openly gay foreign policy spokesman, his “straights only” position won support from other Religious Right leaders like Gary Bauer and Tony Perkins. Now, Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality is jumping to Fischer’s defense as well, telling talk show host Janet Mefferd on Friday that Romney is “putting his finger in the eye of the pro-family movement” with the hire, even though Romney has emphasized his anti-gay bona fides throughout the campaign.

Later, LaBarbera denounced the “hidden homosexuality” in Washington D.C., in particular the Republicans who “have a homosexual problem” and are not public about it. He also told Mefferd that “Americans would rally to our position” on homosexuality if only the GOP recruits a candidate like Rick Santorum who can inspire the anti-gay “silent majority” and combat the “media, Hollywood and academy [that] are 1,000 percent for perversion.” If not, LaBarbera warned that the Right may “see a bigger push for a third party,” a view also supported by Family Research Council Vice President Tom McCluskly.

I really hope they run with that.

331 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:35:53am

re: #319 I'm a Mavrik!

OK, my facts may be gay, but since he is claiming credit now, I'm right. You're right too.

Romney was for it before he was against it before he was for it.

Romney autobiographers are right twice a day.

332 allegro  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:36:21am

re: #326 Gus

...

So much bluster and so completely devoid of content. Perfect representative of the Republican party today.

333 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:39:24am

re: #326 Gus

I'd just like to note that 'orwellian' isn't a measure of proportion.

And everything else he said was dumb, too.

335 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:39:42am

I.WIN.INTERNETS. I LOL at all you losers, put you in your place. Ha ha, like, you're all in a rage at me because I'm awesomely awesomer, losers.

336 Kragar  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:40:22am

re: #333 Obdicut

I'd just like to note that 'orwellian' isn't a measure of proportion.

And everything else he said was dumb, too.

Orwellian is a conceptual measurement, much like the shitload.

337 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:41:50am

re: #336 Kragar

I think the pantsload is the proper measurement for the GOP these days.

338 Lidane  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:42:51am

re: #317 Gus

I'm sure Romney praising Carter is going over well with the RWNJs.

339 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:42:59am

re: #337 Obdicut

I think the pantsload is the proper measurement for the GOP these days.

Is that like a Jonah Goldberg "doughy pantload" or a Santorum pantload?

//

340 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:44:00am

Former Lexington Dem Party Exec Arrested for Stealing Medicaid Info

Authorities last week arrested a 36-year-old former Lexington County Democratic Party executive committeeman after they say he improperly accessed the personal information of more than 228,000 people on Medicaid. Christopher Lykes Jr., who was working at the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services at the time, allegedly sent thousands of names and personal information of Medicaid beneficiaries in several counties to his personal email address. The state will pay roughly $1 million for identity protection for those affected. Lykes has had business connections with Richland Democratic Sens. Joel Lourie and Darrell Jackson who both represent insurance carriers that employed Lykes as an independent contractor, according to WLTX. — Corey Hutchins

341 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:44:28am

100 Orwells is the arrogant-inversion-of-truth content of the phrase "Ignorance is strength".

Homework problems:

1. Find a 500 Orwell proposition.

2. How many Orwells are in "Nazis were liberals"?

342 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:45:11am

The Least Interesting Man in the World
[Link: www.youtube.com...]

343 Kragar  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:45:21am

re: #341 I'm a Mavrik!

100 Orwells is the arrogant-inversion-of-truth content of the phrase "Ignorance is strength".

Homework problems:

1. Find a 500 Orwell proposition.

2. How many Orwells are in "Nazis were liberals"?

How many Orwells can dance on a pinhead?

344 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:45:56am

Relative Orwell Index: ROI

Brilliant

345 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:46:02am

re: #341 I'm a Mavrik!

100 Orwells is the arrogant-inversion-of-truth content of the phrase "Ignorance is strength".

Homework problems:

1. Find a 500 Orwell proposition.

2. How many Orwells are in "Nazis were liberals"?

1. Muslim Atheists

2. 300

346 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:46:20am

Nobody told me there would be math! /bbl

347 Lidane  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:47:09am

re: #325 Gus

Rep. Allen West Calls Democrats Nine-Foot-Tall Aliens

Is this anything like Oral Roberts talking about a 900 foot Jesus?

348 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:47:14am

re: #346 I'm a Mavrik!

Nobody told me there would be math MATHS! /bbl

FTFY

349 lawhawk  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:47:30am

re: #306 sattv4u2

Bad timing

1st of the month some seniors get their checks. Blocking entrances to banks isn't going to endear the OWSers to the retired citizenry

Oh, come on... it's going to be fabulous. It's May Day.... It's protests...

It's another opportunity for me to bust out my trusty camera and take photos of the proceedings just steps from my office.

How bad could it be?

There will be protests, but I doubt they'll be of such a size and type that they'll cause much in the way of problems - at least down here in Lower Manhattan.

350 KronoGhazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:48:26am

#Twittergulag
#Aushtwitz
#TwitanamoBay
#Twitterboarded

351 Schadenfreude 'r' Us  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:48:37am

re: #331 Kronocide

Romney autobiographers are right twice a day.

Unless you're suggesting he has multiple personalities as well as multiple positions, there's at most one Romney autobiographer.

352 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:49:15am

re: #346 I'm a Mavrik!

Nobody told me there would be math! /bbl

Whatever you do, don't assert that basic mathematics literacy is as important as basic linguistic literacy.

353 HappyBenghazi  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:49:22am
354 Killgore Trout  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:49:34am

re: #349 lawhawk

Oh, come on... it's going to be fabulous. It's May Day... It's protests...

It's another opportunity for me to bust out my trusty camera and take photos of the proceedings just steps from my office.

How bad could it be?

There will be protests, but I doubt they'll be of such a size and type that they'll cause much in the way of problems - at least down here in Lower Manhattan.

It also looks like the police are pretty well prepared to deal with any serious disruptions.

355 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:49:36am

re: #349 lawhawk

Oh, come on... it's going to be fabulous. It's May Day... It's protests...

It's another opportunity for me to bust out my trusty camera and take photos of the proceedings just steps from my office.

How bad could it be?

There will be protests, but I doubt they'll be of such a size and type that they'll cause much in the way of problems - at least down here in Lower Manhattan.

...

No! These protests must be stopped or face the wrath of tear gas and water cannons with mounted police with rubber hoses! OWS is a threat to not only for freedom and democracy but humanity as well!!!!

356 lawhawk  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:49:39am

re: #323 Kragar

The Gu'auld? The Ori? Whose god exactly is Obama at war with? I'm kinda confused on the topic. And if he is at war, and he's winning, what does that say about the gods that he's gone and jumped ugly with?

357 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:50:02am

re: #349 lawhawk

Oh, come on... it's going to be fabulous. It's May Day... It's protests...

It's another opportunity for me to bust out my trusty camera and take photos of the proceedings just steps from my office.

How bad could it be?

There will be protests, but I doubt they'll be of such a size and type that they'll cause much in the way of problems - at least down here in Lower Manhattan.

And tomorrow is pretty much the equivalent of Labor Day for everywhere but the US.

And also need to find a bonfire to go leap over three times.
;)

358 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:50:11am

re: #350 Kronocide

The Disney Corporation once sent out a memo telling all its employees that the usage of the phrase Mauschwitz to describe Disney was forbidden. Within a few hours, they were calling it Duckau.

359 wrenchwench  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:51:06am

re: #350 Kronocide

#Twittergulag
#Aushtwitz
#TwitanamoBay
#Twitterboarded

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360 lawhawk  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:51:19am

re: #355 Gus

The current generation of Americans are out of shape. In the 60s, we marched in protest. Now? We occupy. /jimmy kimmel

361 Gus  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:52:10am

re: #360 lawhawk

The current generation of Americans are out of shape. In the 60s, we marched in protest. Now? We occupy. /jimmy kimmel

It's a boy eat dog world out there.

//

362 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:54:04am

re: #349 lawhawk

Oh, come on... it's going to be fabulous. It's May Day... It's protests...

It's another opportunity for me to bust out my trusty camera and take photos of the proceedings just steps from my office.

How bad could it be?

There will be protests, but I doubt they'll be of such a size and type that they'll cause much in the way of problems - at least down here in Lower Manhattan.

Great! Just be careful of getting scabies!

363 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:54:44am

re: #358 Obdicut

The Disney Corporation once sent out a memo telling all its employees that the usage of the phrase Mauschwitz to describe Disney was forbidden. Within a few hours, they were calling it Duckau.

That's a bit like the anecdote I saw where a employee consultant would survey whether he'd get business or not from a company by walking through their cubicle area and count how many Dilbert cartoons he saw visibly posted.

If he saw none he knew the management was massively overbearing and he'd get business.

If he saw lots of them he knew management had lost touch and he'd get business.

In between was a few that indicated that a degree of criticism was allowed without triggering a backlash. Which indicated that there was less chance of getting hired.

364 Obdicut  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 9:59:40am

re: #363 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

Did he factor in people who never put up Dilbert cartoons because the guy who writes them is a total douchebag?

I tended to put up two things: One that said "Because shut up, that's why" and Far Side cartoons.

365 Simply Sarah  Mon, Apr 30, 2012 10:02:33am

re: #364 Obdicut

Did he factor in people who never put up Dilbert cartoons because the guy who writes them is a total douchebag?

I tended to put up two things: One that said "Because shut up, that's why" and Far Side cartoons.

Basically this. Dilbert can be funny at times, but Scott Adams is at pretty much all times an asshole.


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