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Breitbart Blogger Dan Riehl on the Trail of a Bombshell Obama Photoshop Phraud

This looks shopped, I can tell from some of the pixels
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Today, breitbart.com ace blogger Dan Riehl tweeted the latest conspiracy theory to hit the wingnut blogosphere:

The link goes to “Pundit Press,” where “Aurelius” is analyzing the pixels in a photo tweeted by the White House…

The Kenyan impostor can’t slip such an obvious fake past the “I AM BREITBART” army, of course.

“Aurelius” zooms in on his screenshot of this tweet (which measures, by the way, 471 x 318), and discovers … yes, the dreaded PIXELLATION! Proof of photoshop doctoring!

Why would the President want to fake a photo like this? Well, that’s not what Aurelius is interested in - he’s just asking questions!

Note the pixelation that occurs around the entirety of the President’s head. Such deterioration does not exist anywhere else (at least so obviously) in the photo. Also note Mr. Obama’s oddly large eyes. Additionally, President Obama is inexplicably looking upward, unless his target is sitting somewhere in the cheap seats 100 yards away. …

So, is this picture doctored? It’s up to you to decide. However, the fact that the White House may have altered a picture of the President throwing a football speaks to how despereate [sic] they are to perfectly manicure his public image.

Rather than post a lesson in how JPEG compression works and why a freaking screenshot of a low res image on Twitter would be expected to have exactly those kinds of compression artifacts, which would be wasted effort, I’ll just direct any wingnuts who really want to search for an EXCLUSIVE BOMBSHELL SCOOP to the original photograph from the White House in their Flickr photostream, at a resolution of 4000 x 2760. (h/t: Gus.)

At the top of this post is a somewhat zoomed-out clip of the section in question, saved at fairly high quality. Happy pixel-hunting!

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319 comments

1 erik_t  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:27:41pm

Who... in... god's... name... cares. Even windmills would be embarrassed by this tilting.

But you know, Dan, you just keep, uh, doin' your thing.

2 dragonfire1981  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:29:19pm

Someone in the previous thread mentioned some of the RWs are like Wile E Coyote.

Immediately I pictured Riehl consulting ACME Technologies for their "expertise" in Photoshop.

3 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:29:59pm

re: #2 dragonfire1981

Someone in the previous thread mentioned some of the RWs are like Wile E Coyote.

Immediately I pictured Riehl consulting ACME Technologies for their "expertise" in Photoshop.

Image: coyote.jpg

4 moderatelyradicalliberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:30:12pm

These people are crazy.

5 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:30:43pm

"I'm not one for conspiracy theories but here's a conspiracy theory." -- AureliusPundit

Derp.

6 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:31:21pm

re: #2 dragonfire1981

Someone in the previous thread mentioned some of the RWs are like Wile E Coyote.

Immediately I pictured Riehl consulting ACME Technologies for their "expertise" in Photoshop.

CONTENTS: ACME Photoshop Detection Kit

7 Big Joe  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:31:42pm

I've given up explaining to morons how technology works. I just mock them now.

8 MittDoesNotCompute  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:31:44pm

re: #4 moderatelyradicalliberal

These people are crazy.

I prefer to say that the RWNJs are "completely fucked in the head".

It's a technical term...

9 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:32:03pm

re: #6 Gus

CONTENTS: ACME Photoshop Detection Kit

10 wrenchwench  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:33:51pm
So, is this picture doctored? It’s up to you to decide.

No, it isn't up to you to decide.

11 abolitionist  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:34:31pm

The shirt sleeve of his left arm is blurrier than the rest, so the foto is still suspicious.

OMG He's throwing with his left! How sinister. (Look it up.)

12 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:34:37pm

re: #10 wrenchwench

No, it isn't up to you to decide.

We're not sure if it's Photoshopped...

We're just asking questions!

13 jamesfirecat  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:37:01pm

re: #1 erik_t

Who... in... god's... name... cares. Even windmills would be embarrassed by this tilting.

But you know, Dan, you just keep, uh, doin' your thing.

F**kin that chicken as Jon Stewart would say....

14 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:39:18pm

Don't forget! Dan Riehl: Private-Eye and Romney Approved Blogger!

L-O-L

15 dragonath  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:41:11pm

re: #14 Gus


I think the preferred term among wingnuts is "Pundit"

16 erik_t  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:41:54pm

re: #15 Be Zorch, Daddio

I think the preferred term among wingnuts is "Pundit"

I like to think that the plural is 'Pundunce'.

17 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:42:55pm

re: #16 erik_t

I like to think that the plural is 'Pundunce'.

I see what you did there.

18 Mich-again  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:45:59pm

Keepin it Riehl. Riehl dumb.

19 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:46:56pm

re: #2 dragonfire1981

Someone in the previous thread mentioned some of the RWs are like Wile E Coyote.

Immediately I pictured Riehl consulting ACME Technologies for their "expertise" in Photoshop.

Seriously. Like anyone has the time to fake a photo of the Prez doing the unbelievable thing of throwing a football.

Axelrod et al, are laughing at the derp.

20 Aye Pod  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:48:43pm

Who's to say that Obama wasn't just whirling around like an out of control android on that playing field and they photoshopped the ball in to make him look normal? Also the man standing on the left is the wrong size

21 simoom  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:49:04pm

I'm guessing this explains the photo BTW. From the twitpic caption:

President Obama throws a football @soldierfield after the @NATO dinner in Chicago

And from Pres. Obama's press conference this evening:

[Link: abclocal.go.com...]

President Obama said he "could not have been prouder" of his hometown. He's sending NATO attendees home with a few mementos.

"We gave each leader a Bean, a small model for them to remember, as well as a football from Soldier Field. Many of them did not know what to do with it," Obama said. Obama took world leaders down on to the grass of Soldier Field and some visited Millennium Park's Cloudgate sculpture, commonly referred to as The Bean.

A demonstration? :P

[edit: looks like the Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza took it, whose almost always about snapping up candid photos for the flickr feed]

22 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:51:13pm

re: #21 simoom

I'm guessing this explains the photo BTW. From the twitpic caption:

And from Pres. Obama's press conference this evening:

[Link: abclocal.go.com...]

A demonstration? :P

I love the bean!! Have an awesome pix somewhere showing a really cool reflection. Oh and kudos to your husband for his excellent eclipse shot.

23 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:52:01pm

re: #15 Be Zorch, Daddio

I think the preferred term among wingnuts is "Pundit"

It's such a joke. At first they were just bloggers. Suddenly they became pundits and now many of them are either calling themselves reporters or journalists. On the last two they rarely if ever have the credentials, education or experience in the fields. More importantly they are not even remotely engaged in real journalism or reporting. Copying and pasting what you see at Michelle Malkin's site does not make one a reporter. They remind me of these religious nuts that just start calling themselves reverend. It's a bit of a scam really.

24 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:52:48pm

It's such a great portrait. The White House employs some very talented photographers.

You'd have to be an idiot to find fault with a portrait of the President of the United States for political reasons. Can't you just appreciate it on its aesthetic merit?

25 Locker  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:52:53pm

Ok I never, ever do this but you made me laugh so hard I spit out my Mike's Black Cherry Lemonade all over my lappy keyboard. For a day or more I'll be known as...

26 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:53:07pm
27 Mich-again  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:54:16pm

Has RomneyBot-12 officially disclosed if he is right-handed or left-handed? I can't see him throwing a football or catching a pop-up.

28 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:54:30pm

The other ones they'll use are senior analyst, researcher, senior fellow.

Senior fellow at Breitbart.com!

Derp.

29 Aye Pod  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:54:53pm

OT: ice and I did some market research and decided to relaunch the Downding Ointment with new packaging which we think should be more appealing to the target demographic:

30 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:55:49pm

re: #29 Aye Pod

OT: ice and I did some market research and decided to relaunch the Downding Ointment with new packaging which we think should be more appealing to the target demographic:

[Embedded content]

OMG. LOL I see what you did there. Might be too modern. ;)

31 BongCrodny  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:56:44pm

Dear Dan,

The nation owes you a debt of gratitude for the tireless work you and like-minded patriots have done in your relentless drive to prove how unfit for office this President is.

Thanks to you, I now believe that Obama is a James Bond villain and the Antichrist. Everything he has ever done in his life, every place he has ever visited, everyone he has ever crossed paths with -- there isn't a single thing Obama has ever done since day one (and I'm talking August 4, 1961, not January 20, 2009) that hasn't been marked with suspicion and sinister underpinnings.

Thanks to you, I am now convinced that Obama is worse than Mao, Mussolini, Machiavelli, Moriarty, Mordred, Marx, Michael Myers and Ming the Merciless rolled into one. It is more than obvious that Obama is merely paving the road for the day when he leads his master, the Infernal Lord of Hell, straight to the Oval Office.

Thanks to you, I anxiously read great newspapers like the New York Post and Washington Times searching for the clues that will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Obama takes his marching orders from the Mad Mullahs, Occupy Wall Street and the Gay Agenda.

Thanks to you, I now know that if Obama is elected to a second term, he will simultaneously bring about Nuclear Winter, Global Warming and a Socialist Paradise.

There, I said it. Are you happy now? Now that I am on record as formally agreeing with everything that you write, will you go far, far away until, say, 2012?

And then when you and your fellow true believers come back in four years dragging Rick Santorum's sorry ass as the standard-bearer of what used to be the proud Grand Old Party, I promise I'll say the same thing about Hillary.

32 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:56:50pm

re: #29 Aye Pod

OT: ice and I did some market research and decided to relaunch the Downding Ointment with new packaging which we think should be more appealing to the target demographic:

[Embedded content]

...in the most delightful way!!

Lol, perfection.

33 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:56:58pm

re: #23 Gus

It's the world we live in now

it's only going to get weirder

ASIAN CONSERVATIVE LADY IS PRO-INTERNMENT CAMPS


IT'S THE NEW ECONOMY, MALKIN, WE'RE MICROBRANDING

34 The Left  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:57:38pm

re: #30 Gus

OMG. LOL I see what you did there. Might be too modern. ;)

I like Dr Butthurt's moustaches.

35 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:57:40pm

Dan Riehl may have penises for eyes

Will investigate

36 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:57:58pm

re: #29 Aye Pod

OT: ice and I did some market research and decided to relaunch the Downding Ointment with new packaging which we think should be more appealing to the target demographic:

[Embedded content]

You should do a patriot version. For internet warriors! Lots of guns, bombs, camouflage... Camo bottle.

37 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:58:34pm

re: #34 Millicent Islam

I like Dr Butthurt's moustaches.

Dick Dastardly!

38 Aye Pod  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:59:00pm

re: #30 Gus

re: #32 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

...in the most delightful way!!

Lol, perfection.

Thanks!

39 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 4:59:43pm

re: #33 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]

It's the world we live in now

it's only going to get weirder

ASIAN CONSERVATIVE LADY IS PRO-INTERNMENT CAMPS

IT'S THE NEW ECONOMY, MALKIN, WE'RE MICROBRANDING

They used to follow her lead all the time. The still do but now it's through Twitchy. Weirdos.

40 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:00:42pm

Lee Greenwood's Butthurt Balm™

41 Locker  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:00:52pm

re: #37 Gus

Dick Dastardly!

Who'd be a nowhere nothing without Muttley.

42 Mich-again  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:01:36pm

Couldn't find any pictures of Mitt throwing a football but here he is holding one like a loaf of bread.

43 Decatur Deb  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:02:14pm

re: #31 BongCrodny

I am now convinced that Obama is worse than Mao, Mussolini, Machiavelli, Moriarty, Mordred, Marx, Michael Myers and Ming the Merciless rolled into one.


He only listed the 'M' villains!! Bong is in the tank for The Wun!!!

44 Sionainn  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:02:14pm

re: #42 Mich-again

Couldn't find any pictures of Mitt throwing a football but here he is holding one like a loaf of bread.

Now that looks photoshopped.

45 Aye Pod  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:02:59pm

re: #36 Gus

You should do a patriot version. For internet warriors! Lots of guns, bombs, camouflage... Camo bottle.

Ah yes, I'm suddenly thinking of that Seinfeld episode where the guy in fatigues is writing for the catalogue...

"...I'm in the jungle, charlie is everywhere, and my only friends are my knife and my Downding Ointment..."

46 bratwurst  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:04:28pm

re: #29 Aye Pod

OT: ice and I did some market research and decided to relaunch the Downding Ointment with new packaging which we think should be more appealing to the target demographic:

[Embedded content]

Brilliant, but I still laugh every time I see the original.

47 bubba zanetti  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:06:29pm

I give the internetz 30 minutes tops to photoshop in an Angry Bird.

48 Aye Pod  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:07:12pm

re: #40 Gus

Lee Greenwood's Butthurt Balm™

*contains Dr Butthurt's patented tincture of radium chromate for an easy smile that lasts the whole day

49 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:07:15pm

I do think that the Chicago Police are being a total goon squad right now. However, why are people protesting NATO? Have we already forgotten about the lives they saved in Libya? Which is know having elections in Benghazi, where a woman got the highest number of votes?

Right now, I am a fan of NATO. So these protesters piss me off.

50 jaunte  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:07:18pm
Also note Mr. Obama’s oddly large eyes.

I'm dying here.

51 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:07:26pm

re: #45 Aye Pod

Ah yes, I'm suddenly thinking of that Seinfeld episode where the guy in fatigues is writing for the catalogue...

"...I'm in the jungle, charlie is everywhere, and my only friends are my knife and my Downding Ointment..."

Hang on a second! What we really need is a Twitter Gulag Butthurt Ointment!

52 The Left  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:10:09pm

Sorry to post and run, but jimmah and I are off to bed-- have a great night everyone!

53 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:10:15pm

re: #50 jaunte

I'm dying here.

Don't worry. He'll get a job analyzing military intelligence.

54 goddamnedfrank  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:11:45pm

re: #44 Sionainn

Now that looks photoshopped.

It is.

55 jaunte  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:12:08pm

re: #53 Gus

His oddly large eyes, they're so oddly hypnotic!

56 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:14:57pm

re: #55 jaunte

His oddly large eyes, they're so oddly hypnotic!

57 erik_t  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:16:17pm

re: #55 jaunte

His oddly large eyes, they're so oddly hypnotic!

An early piece of evidence of the Vast Democrat/Socialist Media Conspiracy.

58 rabit  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:17:21pm

I'm surprised they didn't notice that "peculiar" pattern of pixels occurs on 4chan art and accuse Obama of being behind Pedobear.

59 bratwurst  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:19:03pm

The kooks are not even CREATIVE any more with their manufactured outrages! Where is this year's version of Obama having an enormous bus flown around the country? That was at least good for a giggle or two. This constant analysis of jpegs is a bore.

60 Sionainn  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:19:16pm

re: #54 goddamnedfrank

It is.

I'm an expert!

61 BongCrodny  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:20:05pm

The author of this piece, Aurelius, is of course named after the great Roman emperor, Doofus Aurelius.

62 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:20:49pm

re: #61 BongCrodny

The author of this piece, Aurelius, is of course named after the great Roman emperor, Doofus Aurelius.

Yep. Was thinking about that. Another one of them war-blogger dorks that used to use the Roman names from back in the 00s.

63 dragonath  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:22:38pm

Commodus would have been more fitting.

64 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:23:37pm

re: #63 Be Zorch, Daddio

Commodus would have been more fitting.

VomitoriusPundit

65 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:25:12pm

re: #6 Gus

CONTENTS: ACME Photoshop Detection Kit

Ain't no FAIL like a Breitbart FAIL, 'cause a Breitbart FAIL don't stop!

68 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:29:57pm

re: #62 Gus

Yep. Was thinking about that. Another one of them war-blogger dorks that used to use the Roman names from back in the 00s.

Of course, if naming such buffoons, we must not forget the leader of the Stalkers, whose original handle was 'Trajan', soon after mocked as 'Twadjie'. Here and later on the 'Blogmocracy', he called/calls himself Rodan, though on the site reserved solely to hate on Charles and LGF, he calls himself Daedalus, which I have come to mock as 'Dorkus'.

[waves to the Stalkers]

69 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:30:03pm

re: #67 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

Wow.

Creepy old man is creepy.

70 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:30:06pm

re: #66 Gus

What a disgusting bloat Rush is.

72 bratwurst  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:31:17pm

re: #66 Gus

Wut?

Limbaugh Caller: "I'm 14, And I'm Not Sure If I'm Qualified To Be A Rush Baby Or A Rush Babe"; Rush: "You're Both"

Hey, by the time this girl is over 18 he will likely be ready for Mrs. Limbaugh #5.

73 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:32:29pm

re: #69 Gus

Creepy old man is creepy.

I was reading in Vanity Fair about the recent media peeps losing their mojo: Oprah, Stern, Rush. And the take away was that Rush, compared to Imus never apologized, his ego is leading his poorly thought battle. With this new quote, he just doesn't give a shit.

74 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:32:54pm

re: #72 bratwurst

Hey, by the time this girl is over 18 he will likely be ready for Mrs. Limbaugh #5.

Nah, fertile.

75 Irving  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:33:09pm

I have a dim feeling that the President was stressed out and needed to chuck a football for a bit, and said to himself, "Hey, I'm the President. If I want to go throw a ball at Solider Field, I can."

Which is technically an abuse of power, I suppose, in an "that's totally how I would abuse my power if I was president because it's awesome" sort of way.

77 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:34:01pm

re: #76 Charles Johnson

That doesn't even cover a quarter of it.

78 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:34:15pm

re: #75 Irving

I have a dim feeling that the President was stressed out and needed to chuck a football for a bit, and said to himself, "Hey, I'm the President. If I want to go throw a ball at Solider Field, I can."

Which is technically an abuse of power, I suppose, in an "that's totally how I would abuse my power if I was president because it's awesome" sort of way.

I would have my limo replaced with a mech.

79 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:34:33pm

5.8 earthquake in....Bulgaria

80 erik_t  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:34:34pm

Well, we did always know that Rush had the maturity of a teenager. So I guess it fits.

81 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:35:25pm

re: #73 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

I was reading in Vanity Fair about the recent media peeps losing their mojo: Oprah, Stern, Rush. And the take away was that Rush, compared to Imus never apologized, his ego is leading his poorly thought battle. With this new quote, he just doesn't give a shit.

I think he understands that he's lost any real respectability he ever had with his horrid attack on Sandra Fluke, so now he's just going to play the honey badger and not give a shit. The problem with that is that honey badgers are tough, whereas Rush is a giant glob of pus (I rejected 'giant turd' because shit has uses, and Rush does not).

82 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:35:32pm

re: #79 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

That's gonna leave a mark. Where in Bulgaria?

83 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:36:32pm

re: #75 Irving

I have a dim feeling that the President was stressed out and needed to chuck a football for a bit, and said to himself, "Hey, I'm the President. If I want to go throw a ball at Solider Field, I can."

Which is technically an abuse of power, I suppose, in an "that's totally how I would abuse my power if I was president because it's awesome" sort of way.

Eh, its fine. Nobody in Chicago would mind. Any Bears fan would do the same in his place.

84 dragonfire1981  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:37:32pm

re: #66 Gus

Wut?

Limbaugh Caller: "I'm 14, And I'm Not Sure If I'm Qualified To Be A Rush Baby Or A Rush Babe"; Rush: "You're Both"

See, folks, this program has no boundaries. We have people from all three sexes, we have people from all religions, we have people from all genders, all demographics, all ages. A 14-year-old Rush babe. By the way, I've got audio sound bites coming up in the next hour. Fox News went to the NAGs' protest. Wait till you hear it.

This is one of the very rare times I actually agree with Rush Limbaugh.

85 smashin grab  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:38:19pm

what are the notsobrightbrats smoking. and how do we get some too....

86 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:39:16pm

Riehl's tweet is a waste of pixels.

87 Lidane  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:41:05pm

It's a miracle that Riehl and the rest of the gibbering morons at Breitbart can get through the day without crash helmets. WTF.

88 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:41:13pm

re: #82 ProGunLiberal

That's gonna leave a mark. Where in Bulgaria?

Don't know, just saw the tweets

89 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:42:50pm

Evening Lizardim. I was alerted to this thread when some miscreant posted it over on JREF. You know it's bad when the world's biggest collection of skeptics is laughing their asses off at you.

90 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:43:17pm

I found all the missing pixels from that photo and I'm preparing them for sale to Brietbart.com. I'm not sure if they should be marketed by themselves in an easy open package, or in select flavours of lollypop, perhaps picked cherry or sour grape.

91 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:43:31pm

re: #84 dragonfire1981

This is one of the very rare times I actually agree with Rush Limbaugh.

Yah, LOTS of minorities listen. Liar, his main demo is 74 years old.

92 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:43:40pm

re: #88 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

Looking at it, about 24 km W of Sofia.

So Sofia just got clocked. But it didn't happen near Turkey, which could have been a disaster.

93 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:45:32pm

re: #88 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

Looking at it, about 24 km W of Sofia.

So Sofia just got clocked. But it didn't happen near Turkey, which could have been a catastrophe. Because Istanbul has alot of unauthorized construction. An earthquake of strength there would be catastrophic. Also, the elderly monuments could have trouble.

94 jaunte  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:45:41pm

Looks like Obama is squeezing that poor Secret Service guy:
Image: soldierfield.jpg

95 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:46:13pm

re: #87 Lidane

It's a miracle that Riehl and the rest of the gibbering morons at Breitbart can get through the day without crash helmets. WTF.

Ya know, they SHOULD go there. Romney meets with supporting bloggers who's recent stories include: The President FAKED his football throw! Etc.

Damn, I hate even typing the stupidity again.

96 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:46:45pm

re: #93 ProGunLiberal

Apparently, my internet is feeling cute.

97 Charles Johnson  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:50:10pm

re: #94 jaunte

Looks like Obama is squeezing that poor Secret Service guy:
Image: soldierfield.jpg

OMG! Obama is about to crush that man's head!

98 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:50:17pm

re: #93 ProGunLiberal

Looking at it, about 24 km W of Sofia.

So Sofia just got clocked. But it didn't happen near Turkey, which could have been a catastrophe. Because Istanbul has alot of unauthorized construction. An earthquake of strength there would be catastrophic. Also, the elderly monuments could have trouble.

It's not just the unauthorized construction, its the ability of builders to avoid earthquake safety standards. Los Angeles would be far less damaged by a significant quake, because the rules are enforced and builders who do skirt them can be sued. In Turkey, the courts are corrupt, which means that well-connected builders simply skate without punishment.

100 makeitstop  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:51:21pm

makeitstop raises hand...

I seem to be drawing a blank as to what this photo and the accompanying pixelation is supposed to actually prove.

Can anyone toss me a clue on this? I'm really not seeing what the point is supposed to be. TIA.

101 dragonath  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:51:45pm

re: #94 jaunte

OMG, Obama's voodoo doll

102 goddamnedfrank  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:51:47pm

re: #60 Sionainn

I'm an expert!

I can tell by the pixels.

103 dragonfire1981  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:52:03pm

re: #100 makeitstop

makeitstop raises hand...

I seem to be drawing a blank as to what this photo and the accompanying pixelation is supposed to actually prove.

Can anyone toss me a clue on this? I'm really not seeing what the point is supposed to be. TIA.

Riehl earlier alleged the picture was photoshopped in an attempt to make Obama look "cool"

104 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:52:14pm

re: #100 makeitstop

makeitstop raises hand...

I seem to be drawing a blank as to what this photo and the accompanying pixelation is supposed to actually prove.

Can anyone toss me a clue on this? I'm really not seeing what the point is supposed to be. TIA.

Quite obviously, it means Obama is a phony and that he is therefore an illegitimate president. DUH.

105 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:52:43pm

re: #103 dragonfire1981

Riehl earlier alleged the picture was photoshopped in an attempt to make Obama look "cool"

The thing is, he doesn't need this photo to look cool. He already does.

106 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:52:55pm

re: #104 thedopefishlives

Long time, no see. How are you?

107 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:53:05pm

re: #103 dragonfire1981

Riehl earlier alleged the picture was photoshopped in an attempt to make Obama look "cool"

I think some of them are now saying it's Obama's "Dukakis moment." Huh what? Seriously. Not kidding.

108 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:53:17pm

re: #99 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

Back in the USSR.

Drive east until you hit Alaska.

109 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:53:21pm

re: #106 Dark_Falcon

Long time, no see. How are you?

I've been around, but mostly in the mornings. I am doing well.

110 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:53:33pm
111 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:53:58pm

re: #98 Dark_Falcon

It's the fact that Turkey hasn't had a stable government too.

Since their independence, they have had 3 Coups. That's one a generation.

And while Turkey is more corrupt than us or most of Western Europe, they are the least corrupt nation in the Balkans, and better than most of the Middle East.

112 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:54:06pm

re: #100 makeitstop

makeitstop raises hand...

I seem to be drawing a blank as to what this photo and the accompanying pixelation is supposed to actually prove.

Can anyone toss me a clue on this? I'm really not seeing what the point is supposed to be. TIA.

The Brietbartians have no pearls so they'll clutching at straws.

113 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:54:31pm

If they had a pic of, say, Obama throwing a grenade into a terrorist hide-out, I could see the interest in its authenticity. Is he supposed to be unable to toss a football? Is such a picture so important to the administration they would put their double-sekrit NSA fauxtography team on it? Where's the beef with this?

114 makeitstop  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:55:09pm

re: #103 dragonfire1981

Riehl earlier alleged the picture was photoshopped in an attempt to make Obama look "cool"

Wait. Dude is cool, in ways people like Riehl can only imagine.

Riehl looks more and more like the kid in high school that regularly gets his ass kicked and spits jealous snark at those who do the ass-kicking.

115 Charles Johnson  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:55:53pm

I'm LOLing and LMAO...

116 dragonfire1981  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:56:22pm

re: #113 Shiplord Kirel

If they had a pic of, say, Obama throwing a grenade into a terrorist hide-out, I could see the interest in its authenticity. Is he supposed to be unable to toss a football? Is such a picture so important they would put their double-sekrit NSA fauxtography team on it? Where's the beef with this?

I think it's actually getting the point where they are running dangerously low on stuff to hate him for. So they either recycle stuff that's been done to death or go for something (like this photo) that's practically irrelevant.

117 Sheila Broflovski  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:56:37pm

Grand finale of Dr. House series!

Zedushka predicts: House & Wilson get married so House doesn't have to go back to jail and they can be together at Wilson's deathbed. Also because they love each other.

118 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:57:00pm

re: #111 ProGunLiberal

It's the fact that Turkey hasn't had a stable government too.

Since their independence, they have had 3 Coups. That's one a generation.

And while Turkey is more corrupt than us or most of Western Europe, they are the least corrupt nation in the Balkans, and better than most of the Middle East.

True, though that is a bit like saying that Cookie Monster is the toughest Muppet. It's true, but not something to brag about.

What Turkey can say with pride is that it isn't Greece, and thus is not on the verge of implosion.

119 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:57:05pm

re: #115 Charles Johnson

I love me some Richard Metzger :D

120 dragonfire1981  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:57:14pm

re: #115 Charles Johnson

I'm LOLing and LMAO...

I nominated Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs for the Breitbart blogger award

Oh sorry, I'm pretty sure they put a rule in automatically disqualifying anyone who has a ponytail.

121 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:57:53pm

re: #117 Learned Mother of Zion

Grand finale of Dr. House series!

Zedushka predicts: House & Wilson get married so House doesn't have to go back to jail and they can be together at Wilson's deathbed. Also because they love each other.

Is that 2 hours?

122 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:58:19pm

re: #121 Gus

Is that 2 hours?

There's a behind-the-scenes going on right now. The actual episode is about to light up.

123 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:59:07pm

re: #116 dragonfire1981

I think it's actually getting the point where they are running dangerously low on stuff to hate him for. So they either recycle stuff that's been done to death or go for something (like this photo) that's practically irrelevant.

it's the ultimate troll

By merely being president, Obama is destroying the republican party

124 bubba zanetti  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:59:43pm

Caw!!

(delivers the shoop)

125 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:59:46pm

re: #118 Dark_Falcon

Which, after seeing the stories about what is going on in there, I have flipped. I think they have suffered enough for Bosnia and Kosovo now. Time to be merciful.

First thing that needs to be done: Force Germany from continuing to force Greece to buy its arms. Greece is part of NATO, we can make sure they don't get hurt. Allow Greece to slash defense.

126 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 5:59:53pm

re: #117 Learned Mother of Zion

Grand finale of Dr. House series!

Zedushka predicts: House & Wilson get married so House doesn't have to go back to jail and they can be together at Wilson's deathbed. Also because they love each other.

I think House is toast after Wilson is toast after the quarterback is toast.

127 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:00:57pm

On the internet, even people who have never used photoshop are experts in photoshop

128 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:01:13pm

re: #119 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]

I love me some Richard Metzger :D

You slut!

129 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:02:23pm

re: #128 Ghost of Insanity

You slut!

slut magician!

130 Charles Johnson  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:02:43pm

re: #94 jaunte

Looks like Obama is squeezing that poor Secret Service guy:
Image: soldierfield.jpg

He's incredibly evil. That poor man. How dare he.

131 jaunte  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:03:43pm

re: #130 Charles Johnson

Those eyes, they're large... in an disturbingly large way.

132 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:04:14pm

re: #107 Gus

I think some of them are now saying it's Obama's "Dukakis moment." Huh what? Seriously. Not kidding.

Presidents NOT allowed to look athletic. That's why our guy was Newt!

133 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:04:56pm

re: #131 jaunte

Those eyes, they're large... in an disturbingly large way.

They're big. They're too big.

134 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:06:13pm

re: #122 thedopefishlives

There's a behind-the-scenes going on right now. The actual episode is about to light up.

Celtics on. No other option.

135 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:06:20pm

re: #125 ProGunLiberal

Which, after seeing the stories about what is going on in there, I have flipped. I think they have suffered enough for Bosnia and Kosovo now. Time to be merciful.

First thing that needs to be done: Force Germany from continuing to force Greece to buy its arms. Greece is part of NATO, we can make sure they don't get hurt. Allow Greece to slash defense.

That should be at best the 3rd thing. The first thing is to demand that the Greek government open up the 'closed professions' (which includes lawyers and taxi drivers). This should simply demanded of Greece as an ultimatum, with ending of bailout the consequence of defiance. Th object of this would be to force Greece to truckle under to a reasonable demand, and the humiliation it would entail is deliberate. Right now, the people of those 'closed professions' are proud beyond their station, as is Greece as a while. The nation must learn its place, then we can talk about giving them concessions.

136 Lidane  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:06:31pm

re: #105 thedopefishlives

The thing is, he doesn't need this photo to look cool. He already does.

Image: thedifference.jpg

137 Charles Johnson  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:08:13pm

Cory Booker is now on the Maddow show.

Obviously a little harried.

138 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:08:52pm

re: #118 Dark_Falcon

True, though that is a bit like saying that Cookie Monster is the toughest Muppet. It's true, but not something to brag about.

What Turkey can say with pride is that it isn't Greece, and thus is not on the verge of implosion.

Cookie Monster is not the toughest Muppet, Animal is.

139 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:09:16pm

re: #124 bubba zanetti

Caw!!

(delivers the shoop)

Lol!!!!!!

140 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:09:24pm

re: #135 Dark_Falcon

I don't feel comfortable forcing our economic model, the "free market" model, which has already failed the US.

We should not be forcing Sovereign States to do as we think is good. That is just colonialism.

141 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:10:51pm

re: #130 Charles Johnson

He's incredibly evil. That poor man. How dare he.

The Secret Service deserve a littl bit if pain.

142 Mocking Jay  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:11:11pm

re: #135 Dark_Falcon

That should be at best the 3rd thing. The first thing is to demand that the Greek government open up the 'closed professions' (which includes lawyers and taxi drivers). This should simply demanded of Greece as an ultimatum, with ending of bailout the consequence of defiance. Th object of this would be to force Greece to truckle under to a reasonable demand, and the humiliation it would entail is deliberate. Right now, the people of those 'closed professions' are proud beyond their station, as is Greece as a while. The nation must learn its place, then we can talk about giving them concessions.

What's this "we" bullshit? What do we have to do with the Euro?

143 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:11:22pm

re: #135 Dark_Falcon

That should be at best the 3rd thing. The first thing is to demand that the Greek government open up the 'closed professions' (which includes lawyers and taxi drivers). This should simply demanded of Greece as an ultimatum, with ending of bailout the consequence of defiance. Th object of this would be to force Greece to truckle under to a reasonable demand, and the humiliation it would entail is deliberate. Right now, the people of those 'closed professions' are proud beyond their station, as is Greece as a while. The nation must learn its place, then we can talk about giving them concessions.

Learn its place?

Of all the bloviating arrogant bull shit.

144 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:12:46pm

Greece is doing exactly what the GOP proposes we do.

145 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:13:03pm

re: #143 Ghost of Insanity

Learn its place?

Of all the bloviating arrogant bull shit.

Imagine is another country told ud the same shit?

146 jamesfirecat  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:13:38pm

re: #124 bubba zanetti

Caw!!

(delivers the shoop)

I give it three stars.

147 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:14:24pm

Corey update?

148 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:15:15pm

re: #143 Ghost of Insanity

I did think the same thing in regards to Greece's involvement with Serbia in regards to Bosnia and Kosovo.

However, they have suffered enough. Cuts to Health have actually caused the return of Malaria to Greece.

Enough is Enough. Germany is using the Austerity Packages to force Greece to buy their military goods, like submarines. That is total Bullshit, and costing billions. Time to stop that.

149 wrenchwench  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:16:00pm

re: #135 Dark_Falcon

That should be at best the 3rd thing. The first thing is to demand that the Greek government open up the 'closed professions' (which includes lawyers and taxi drivers). This should simply demanded of Greece as an ultimatum, with ending of bailout the consequence of defiance. Th object of this would be to force Greece to truckle under to a reasonable demand, and the humiliation it would entail is deliberate. Right now, the people of those 'closed professions' are proud beyond their station, as is Greece as a while. The nation must learn its place, then we can talk about giving them concessions.

Greece has a right to be proud (although maybe not of its current fiscal mess). Maybe its place is out of the Eurozone.

150 prairiefire  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:16:03pm

re: #145 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

Imagine is a song.

151 Mocking Jay  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:16:45pm

re: #135 Dark_Falcon

That should be at best the 3rd thing. The first thing is to demand that the Greek government open up the 'closed professions' (which includes lawyers and taxi drivers). This should simply demanded of Greece as an ultimatum, with ending of bailout the consequence of defiance. Th object of this would be to force Greece to truckle under to a reasonable demand, and the humiliation it would entail is deliberate. Right now, the people of those 'closed professions' are proud beyond their station, as is Greece as a while. The nation must learn its place, then we can talk about giving them concessions.

And what the hell is up with the shaming? That is some creepy shit.

152 wrenchwench  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:16:58pm

re: #148 ProGunLiberal

I did think the same thing in regards to Greece's involvement with Serbia in regards to Bosnia and Kosovo.

However, they have suffered enough. Cuts to Health have actually caused the return of Malaria to Greece.

Enough is Enough. Germany is using the Austerity Packages to force Greece to buy their military goods, like submarines. That is total Bullshit, and costing billions. Time to stop that.

You're defending Greece?!?

Feeling better today?

153 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:18:24pm

re: #149 wrenchwench

I saw a curious chart recently. It showed that only one Eurozone nation has had consistent trade surpluses under the Euro, with the rest running deficits.

Guess which one.

154 jaunte  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:19:09pm

What is Greece going to do with submarines? What a waste.

155 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:19:38pm

re: #142 It's a cookbook!

What's this "we" bullshit? What do we have to do with the Euro?

We don't, but PLL was talking about forcing Germany to do things.

156 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:20:04pm

re: #154 jaunte

What is Greece going to do with submarines? What a waste.

Sandwich restaurants.

157 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:20:08pm

re: #154 jaunte

What is Greece going to do with submarines? What a waste.

The Chinese may attack at any moment!!!!

//

158 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:20:57pm

re: #152 wrenchwench

The stories I have seen have flipped my ideas. I had a post about it earlier today. Like Children being left behind by parents who can't afford caring for them, people being unable to afford both Medicine and Food, or most alarmingly, the return of Malaria to Greece.

That last one is the most horrifying. Malaria is in Europe now. Does anyone else see the problem here?

159 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:21:58pm

re: #154 jaunte

What is Greece going to do with submarines? What a waste.

They bought them to maintain parity with Turkey. Germany sells both of them subs, and profits from the rivalry.

160 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:22:40pm

re: #158 ProGunLiberal

The stories I have seen have flipped my ideas. I had a post about it earlier today. Like Children being left behind by parents who can't afford caring for them, people being unable to afford both Medicine and Food, or most alarmingly, the return of Malaria to Greece.

That last one is the most horrifying. Malaria is in Europe now. Does anyone else see the problem here?

Malaria is in Illinois, now, thanks to non-native mosquitoes.

161 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:24:28pm

re: #154 jaunte

I don't know!!!

It's so crooked, I want to gag. And by being forced to buy them, they have to spend money on buying them and upkeep, rather than paying down its debts and keeping its people alive.

It is so amazingly crooked. I half think we should buy those Submarines off of them. For more than they bought them for. We can find some bloated Military project to dump to pay for it.

All this is doing are giving Germans jobs building unneeded weapons.

162 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:24:39pm

re: #160 Dark_Falcon

Malaria is in Illinois, now, thanks to non-native mosquitoes.

Ya, but hopefully our kids won't die. And if they do? Holy shit America.

163 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:25:21pm

And those conservatives being pissy with Obama for throwing a football should remember this: If the summitt had been held in Chicago and George W. Bush was still President, he'd make a point to attend a game of the Crosstown Classic and he'd throw out the first pitch. So it really is a wash.

164 wrenchwench  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:26:22pm

re: #153 ProGunLiberal

I saw a curious chart recently. It showed that only one Eurozone nation has had consistent trade surpluses under the Euro, with the rest running deficits.

Guess which one.

Uh, Germany?

165 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:26:28pm

re: #159 Dark_Falcon

Wow. I have to wonder if they are keeping Turkey and Greece inflamed with each other too. Germany looks a lot more corrupt than you would think.

Germany's government is looking more and more like a negative influence on European Affairs.

166 Mocking Jay  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:26:43pm

re: #162 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

Ya, but hopefully our kids won't die. And if they do? Holy shit America.

Meh. We're already behind Greece in infant mortality. Among other things I won't waste my time looking up.

167 goddamnedfrank  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:26:48pm

re: #159 Dark_Falcon

They bought them to maintain parity with Turkey. Germany sells both of them subs, and profits from the rivalry.

From the movie Head Office:

Max Landsberger: Since the 1984 oil discovery in New Guinea, we have sold the Bu!kais hill tribesmen 20 of our S-24 fighters. At $21 million per unit, that's $252 million. This has started a local arms race between the Bu!kais, and their local neighbors the Kla!klalas. Now the Kla!klalas also happen to be sitting an a large amount of oil. And now the Kla!klalas want to buy 20 of our new Slash X-Ray Ultra Pursuit fighters for a total of $480 million.

Pete Helmes: What are the chances of war between them?

Bob Nixon: Very good sir. Our spare parts replacement contracts could be very lucrative.

Pete Helmes: Who trains their flight personnel?

Max Landsberger: Well, as near as we can assess it... well, they don't actually fly the planes. They sort of roll them down hills, crashing them into each other.

Scott Dantley: Personally, I think that it's a shameful waste of incredible kill power.

Pete Helmes: Make the deal.

Bob Nixon, Scott Dantley: Absolutely.

168 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:27:48pm

re: #161 ProGunLiberal

I don't know!!!

It's so crooked, I want to gag. And by being forced to buy them, they have to spend money on buying them and upkeep, rather than paying down its debts and keeping its people alive.

It is so amazingly crooked. I half think we should buy those Submarines off of them. For more than they bought them for. We can find some bloated Military project to dump to pay for it.

All this is doing are giving Germans jobs building unneeded weapons.

That we shouldn't do. If we buy them, we should resell them to Taiwan after taking custody of them. That would give the Chinese government a rather pointed bit of defiance.

The USN itself doesn't need those subs. Our Virginia-class boats are better.

169 wrenchwench  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:27:53pm

re: #154 jaunte

What is Greece going to do with submarines? What a waste.

I'll bet there are a lot of marble and gold treasures on the bottom of the Mediterranean. But I'll also bet that's not what the subs are for.

170 wrenchwench  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:29:07pm

re: #160 Dark_Falcon

Malaria is in Illinois, now, thanks to non-native mosquitoes.

...

Illegal immigrant insects!!!1

171 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:29:09pm

re: #164 wrenchwench

Yes. The Euro has only been good for Germany. Even France has a trade Deficit. Their is a reason Denmark, Sweden, and the UK never joined the Euro. Here it is.

Finland, which did join the Euro, is having a much rougher time than the Denmark and Sweden.

Iceland & Norway never joined the European Union.

172 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:30:22pm

re: #165 ProGunLiberal

Wow. I have to wonder if they are keeping Turkey and Greece inflamed with each other too. Germany looks a lot more corrupt than you would think.

Germany's government is looking more and more like a negative influence on European Affairs.

Well, turkey really does need subs, as they share the Black Sea with the Russian Black Sea Fleet. They bought their subs at least in part to have a means to counter Russian Kilo-class boats.

173 Mocking Jay  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:30:29pm

re: #171 ProGunLiberal

Yes. The Euro has only been good for Germany. Even France has a trade Deficit. Their is a reason Denmark, Sweden, and the UK never joined the Euro. Here it is.

Finland, which did join the Euro, is having a much rougher time than the Denmark and Sweden.

Iceland & Norway never joined the European Union.

Eh I wouldn't bring up Iceland as a great example, but otherwise yeah, the Euro just isn't working out too well.

174 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:31:21pm

re: #168 Dark_Falcon

I've heard some good things about the noise reduction on the German Subs. We should at least keep them to poke at them and see if we can learn something.

And, I would think about selling them to the Philippines and Vietnam. They are already having trouble with the PRC. Especially the Philippines.

175 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:31:29pm

re: #170 wrenchwench

...

We should pay Joe Arpaio to come up to Southern Illinois and clean house.

///

176 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:31:40pm

I love this.

Pyrrhic Victory for Foes of a New Lucasfilm Project

...after spending years and millions of dollars, Mr. Lucas abruptly canceled plans recently for the third, and most likely last, major expansion, citing community opposition. An emotional statement posted online said Lucasfilm would build instead in a place “that sees us as a creative asset, not as an evil empire.”...

If the announcement took Marin by surprise, it was nothing compared with what came next. Mr. Lucas said he would sell the land to a developer to bring “low income housing” here.

“It’s inciting class warfare,” said Carolyn Lenert, head of the North San Rafael Coalition of Residents.

Mr. Lucas said in an e-mail that he only wanted “to do something good for Marin,” waving away accusations of ulterior motives...

177 darthstar  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:31:47pm

Well, someone photoshopped my flat stomach onto the President and magically enhanced my stomach to compensate (balance in nature, you know).

178 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:32:45pm

re: #176 Gus

I love this.

Pyrrhic Victory for Foes of a New Lucasfilm Project

Yeah, I saw that story last week. It's almost enough to atone for the atrocity against humanity that is the prequel trilogy.

179 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:32:56pm

re: #173 It's a cookbook!

Iceland is doing relatively well after telling the UK and Netherlands to go fuck themselves. They are recovering faster than Ireland or much of Europe.

180 wrenchwench  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:32:56pm

re: #175 Dark_Falcon

We should pay Joe Arpaio to come up to Southern Illinois and clean house.

///

...

Mosquitoes in pink underwear!!

181 Killgore Trout  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:33:02pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

Cory Booker is now on the Maddow show.

Obviously a little harried.

He's had a talking to and been "corrected"

182 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:33:13pm

re: #174 ProGunLiberal

I've heard some good things about the noise reduction on the German Subs. We should at least keep them to poke at them and see if we can learn something.

And, I would think about selling them to the Philippines and Vietnam. They are already having trouble with the PRC. Especially the Philippines.

The thing is that those nations don't have programs to train submarine crews, nor submarine bases (Taiwan has both). They also have serious corruption problems, and the subs tech might thus find its way to China, thus turning the whole exercise into a Chinese victory.

183 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:34:20pm

re: #181 Killgore Trout

He's had a talking to and been "corrected"

[Embedded content]

Party politics, its the American Way.

184 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:35:26pm

re: #182 Dark_Falcon

Decent point, though Anti-Chinese Sentiment in those nations is through the roof.

The PRC has let the mask completely slip. They are paleo-imperialist.

185 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:37:42pm

re: #184 ProGunLiberal

Decent point, though Anti-Chinese Sentiment in those nations is through the roof.

The PRC has let the mask completely slip. They are paleo-imperialist.

Sentiments do not equal skill in battle, nor honest government. That much we can be certain of, based on America's experiences in the past decade.

186 ProGunLiberal  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:39:11pm

And now, I must leave. My internet is not strong enough to deal with this and watching my favorite internet radio show.

187 Killgore Trout  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:39:19pm

re: #183 Dark_Falcon

Party politics, its the American Way.

I usually ignore this kind of crap these days but went back on this one and looked into it. He wasn't really complaining that the line of attack wasn't legitimate. He was saying that it might not be the wisest plan and might not play well with the public. What he failed to account for was his criticism served as a better parry than the tactic he was criticizing. His apology tour is a little too little too late. Forced apologies always stink. These things happen.

188 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:41:08pm

re: #135 Dark_Falcon

That should be at best the 3rd thing. The first thing is to demand that the Greek government open up the 'closed professions' (which includes lawyers and taxi drivers). This should simply demanded of Greece as an ultimatum, with ending of bailout the consequence of defiance. Th object of this would be to force Greece to truckle under to a reasonable demand, and the humiliation it would entail is deliberate. Right now, the people of those 'closed professions' are proud beyond their station, as is Greece as a while. The nation must learn its place, then we can talk about giving them concessions.

They know their place, Dark falcon! They're committing suicide in droves because of their "place!"


woo hoo! Know your place, fuckers! Burn and die!


/slash for hypersarcasm

189 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:42:23pm
190 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:42:32pm

re: #186 ProGunLiberal

And now, I must leave. My internet is not strong enough to deal with this and watching my favorite internet radio show.

You're watching a radio show?

191 darthstar  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:43:13pm

re: #187 Killgore Trout

I usually ignore this kind of crap these days but went back on this one and looked into it. He wasn't really complaining that the line of attack wasn't legitimate. He was saying that it might not be the wisest plan and might not play well with the public. What he failed to account for was his criticism served as a better parry than the tactic he was criticizing. His apology tour is a little too little too late. Forced apologies always stink. These things happen.

Booker? Fuck it...in a few days it'll be old news and noone will give a rat's ass. The important thing to remember is that the more people get to know about Mitt Romney (and using an Obama surrogates' comments on MTP to whitewash your candidate honestly doesn't help Romney here), the less they like the fucker.

192 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:43:42pm

re: #190 Ghost of Insanity

You're watching a radio show?

I watch a radio show every night

The only good radio show left

193 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:44:20pm
194 blueraven  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:45:19pm

re: #130 Charles Johnson

He's incredibly evil. That poor man. How dare he.

That man is really Cory Booker!

195 Killgore Trout  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:45:33pm

re: #191 darthstar

Booker? Fuck it...in a few days it'll be old news and noone will give a rat's ass. The important thing to remember is that the more people get to know about Mitt Romney (and using an Obama surrogates' comments on MTP to whitewash your candidate honestly doesn't help Romney here), the less they like the fucker.

Agreed. The election will probably boil down to an awkward photo op or poorly phrased comment.

196 darthstar  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:47:11pm

re: #195 Killgore Trout

Agreed. The election will probably boil down to an awkward photo op or poorly phrased comment.

Yeah, It'll be because Mitt Romney says, "Screw the 99%...Killgore Trout says so!"

oops...left an l off.

197 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:48:59pm

re: #196 darthstar

Yeah, It'll be because Mitt Romney says, "Screw the 99%...Killgore Trout says so!"

oops...left an l off.

That's funny. I could swear no one said anything about this election hinging on this photo or the wingnut reaction therein? Weird.

198 Killgore Trout  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:49:56pm

re: #195 Killgore Trout

Agreed. The election will probably boil down to an awkward photo op or poorly phrased comment.

..or who hates dogs more or who's wife is the least likable or who's religious beliefs are the silliest. The possibilities are endless. The only thing that's certain is whoever wins we'll all still be buying soda, detergent and boner pills. Probably sold to us by the same folks who sold us our president. Buy, buy buy!

199 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:50:14pm

Zzzzzzzz.

200 darthstar  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:50:39pm

re: #198 Killgore Trout

..or who hates dogs more or who's wife is the least likable or who's religious beliefs are the silliest. The possibilities are endless. The only thing that's certain is whoever wins we'll all still be buying soda, detergent and boner pills. Probably sold to us by the same folks who sold us our president. Buy, buy buy!

President Obama doesn't hate dogs...apparently they taste just like chicken.

201 blueraven  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:52:48pm

re: #135 Dark_Falcon

That should be at best the 3rd thing. The first thing is to demand that the Greek government open up the 'closed professions' (which includes lawyers and taxi drivers). This should simply demanded of Greece as an ultimatum, with ending of bailout the consequence of defiance. Th object of this would be to force Greece to truckle under to a reasonable demand, and the humiliation it would entail is deliberate. Right now, the people of those 'closed professions' are proud beyond their station, as is Greece as a while. The nation must learn its place, then we can talk about giving them concessions.

Damn! Are you serious?
deliberate humiliation
"Proud beyond their station"
"learn its place"

Where the hell is that coming from?

202 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:55:10pm

re: #201 blueraven

Damn! Are you serious?
deliberate humiliation
"Proud beyond their station"
"learn its place"

Where the hell is that coming from?

America Fuck Yeah.

203 jaunte  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:55:42pm

re: #201 blueraven

The Treaty of Versailles?

204 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:57:41pm

It must have been a Republican who wrote the ending to House.

It was really bad.

205 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:57:49pm

re: #201 blueraven

Damn! Are you serious?
deliberate humiliation
"Proud beyond their station"
"learn its place"

Where the hell is that coming from?

Anger.

206 dragonath  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:58:15pm

re: #198 Killgore Trout

Probably sold to us by the same folks who sold us our president. Buy, buy buy!

I thought classical Liberals were supposed to like capitalism!

207 jaunte  Mon, May 21, 2012 6:59:18pm
208 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:02:38pm

re: #204 Ghost of Insanity

It must have been a Republican who wrote the ending to House.

It was really bad.

Define bad.

209 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:02:49pm

re: #205 Dark_Falcon

Anger.

Ignorance, a lack of empathy and blind belief.

Ignorance of how to develop useful international relations.
No empathy for the people of Greece who are needlessly suffering.
Blind belief in an economic system that ignores reality.

210 blueraven  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:04:07pm

re: #205 Dark_Falcon

Anger.

If one didn't know better it would sound like a form of supremacy. Maybe you should work on curbing that anger a bit.

211 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:05:05pm

re: #208 Varek Raith

Define bad.

A dead House who should have remained dead, but miraculously survived a flaming roof cave in and an explosion of flames so he could go walkabout with Wilson.

212 Targetpractice  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:05:05pm

re: #204 Ghost of Insanity

It must have been a Republican who wrote the ending to House.

It was really bad.

I disagree, I think it a perfect ending for the series.

213 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:05:07pm

re: #206 Be Zorch, Daddio

I thought classical Liberals were supposed to like capitalism!

Hey man. Like the president is chosen during the Bilderberg gathering. After that it's like handed to the corporations man who then pour in all the money into the presidency to help sell the presidency to the American people on election day man. This is what happened with President Barrack Obama man. He was sold to us by the Coca Cola Bottling Company.

//

214 Sheila Broflovski  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:05:16pm

House series finale SUCKED, except for the last 5 minutes.

215 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:05:34pm

Hey. You know not all of us watched the finale. Spoilers?

216 palomino  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:05:48pm

re: #135 Dark_Falcon

That should be at best the 3rd thing. The first thing is to demand that the Greek government open up the 'closed professions' (which includes lawyers and taxi drivers). This should simply demanded of Greece as an ultimatum, with ending of bailout the consequence of defiance. Th object of this would be to force Greece to truckle under to a reasonable demand, and the humiliation it would entail is deliberate. Right now, the people of those 'closed professions' are proud beyond their station, as is Greece as a while. The nation must learn its place, then we can talk about giving them concessions.

What condescending bullshit. They "need to learn their place"? What are they to you? Southern blacks in the 1960s?

217 Sheila Broflovski  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:05:52pm

re: #215 Gus

Hey. You know not all of us watched the finale. Spoilers?

No spoilers.

218 Obdicut  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:06:03pm

re: #215 Gus

House killed Dumbledore.

219 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:06:06pm

re: #217 Learned Mother of Zion

No spoilers.

OK

220 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:06:10pm

re: #212 Targetpractice

I disagree, I think it a perfect ending for the series.

I found it way too contrived.
Bob Newhartish.

221 Targetpractice  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:06:48pm

re: #220 Ghost of Insanity

I found it way too contrived.
Bob Newhartish.

I think it totally House.

222 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:07:02pm

re: #214 Learned Mother of Zion

House series finale SUCKED, except for the last 5 minutes.

The whole thing sucked.

223 Sheila Broflovski  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:07:09pm

re: #221 Targetpractice

I think it totally House.

Because it was Teh Suck.

224 Sheila Broflovski  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:07:32pm

re: #222 Ghost of Insanity

The whole thing sucked.

Yeah, it did suck pretty hard, except when it blew.

225 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:07:39pm

re: #218 Obdicut

House killed Dumbledore.

House and Dumbledore were the same person.

226 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:07:57pm

re: #218 Obdicut

House killed Dumbledore.

WTF.
And the Rings of Power?

227 Targetpractice  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:08:00pm

re: #225 Ghost of Insanity

House and Dumbledore were the same person.

House shot J.R.

228 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:08:01pm

re: #209 Ghost of Insanity

Ignorance, a lack of empathy and blind belief.

Ignorance of how to develop useful international relations.
No empathy for the people of Greece who are needlessly suffering.
Blind belief in an economic system that ignores reality.

It's not a lack of empathy, I understand how they feel. But I also think they've got a bad attitude and they need an adjustment. They are a sovereign nation, so it would not be right to use actual force to try to impel that adjustment, but there is nothing illegal about requiring that a genuine change be made before they are given any more money. It can be demanded in a non-hostile fashion, but it should be demanded, IMO. Instead of a ultimatum, it should given something like "If we are to keep funding you, we need a sign that you are serious about reform." The 'we' in this case being the rest of the EU, and they can feel free to do something else if they like. This is just one man's opinion.

229 Obdicut  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:08:08pm

re: #225 Ghost of Insanity

House and Dumbledore were the same person.

Wilson was dead the whole time.

230 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:08:44pm

re: #227 Targetpractice

House shot J.R.

House was the second shooter.

231 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:08:48pm

re: #224 Learned Mother of Zion

Yeah, it did suck pretty hard, except when it blew.

That was so,... me,... I had to upding.

232 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:09:05pm

Back and to the left. Back and to the left.

233 Big Joe  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:09:15pm

House shot first.

234 Obdicut  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:09:22pm

re: #230 Gus

House was the second shooter.

Cuddy(sp?) was actually a man.

235 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:09:24pm

re: #232 Gus

Back and to the left. Back and to the left.

DAMMIT! I WAS TYPING THAT!!!!

236 Targetpractice  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:09:41pm

re: #230 Gus

House was the second shooter.

House was saved by a fellow by the name of Edmund Blackadder.

237 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:09:53pm

re: #226 Varek Raith

WTF.
And the Rings of Power?

They lost their power when the One Ring fell into the Cracks of Doom (that being a lava flow, not to be confused with the Crack of Doom that is Rush Limbaugh's ass crack).

238 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:09:56pm

re: #235 Varek Raith

DAMMIT! I WAS TYPING THAT!!!

You damn atheists all think alike.

//

239 Sheila Broflovski  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:10:02pm

The Titanic sank and House was aboard.

240 palomino  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:10:11pm

re: #181 Killgore Trout

He's had a talking to and been "corrected"

[Embedded content]

Yes, he was killed with an ax and his blood flowed out of a huge elevator.

241 Mocking Jay  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:10:11pm

re: #236 Targetpractice

House was saved by a fellow by the name of Edmund Blackadder.

Someone else was just about to type something like that...

242 Obdicut  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:10:17pm

re: #236 Targetpractice

House was saved by a fellow by the name of Edmund Blackadder.

Everything after House being shot has all been a coma dream.

243 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:10:28pm

re: #239 Learned Mother of Zion

The Titanic sank and House was aboard.

Oh. That's sounds like a good ending then.
/

244 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:10:29pm

re: #236 Targetpractice

House was saved by a fellow by the name of Edmund Blackadder.

The Germans surrendered.

245 Mocking Jay  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:10:52pm

re: #239 Learned Mother of Zion

The Titanic sank and House was aboard.

You knew shit was getting real when the Hulk crashed in and threw him around like a ragdoll.

246 Sheila Broflovski  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:10:53pm

re: #242 Obdicut

Everything after House being shot has all been a coma dream.

In the mind of an autistic child holding a snow globe.

247 Obdicut  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:11:10pm

re: #244 Gus

House made it back to Germany in the submarine but just as he got there the docks were strafed and bombed and he and Wilson were killed.

248 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:11:31pm

re: #246 Learned Mother of Zion

In the mind of an autistic child holding a snow globe.

Who was really in a trash can in the middle of Manhattan on Christmas Eve.

249 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:11:34pm

re: #247 Obdicut

House made it back to Germany in the submarine but just as he got there the docks were strafed and bombed and he and Wilson were killed.

And Napoleon?

250 bratwurst  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:11:35pm

re: #216 palomino

What condescending bullshit. They "need to learn their place"? What are they to you? Southern blacks in the 1960s?

Well put. Thanks for saving me from writing a group email to my friends in Greece telling them not to be so "uppity"!

251 jaunte  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:11:37pm

House was actually dead the whole season.

252 Obdicut  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:12:02pm

re: #249 Varek Raith

And Napoleon?

Napoleon was actually just a guy with a Napoleon Complex.

253 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:12:21pm

re: #252 Obdicut

Napoleon was actually just a guy with a Napoleon Complex.

How utterly predictable.

254 bratwurst  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:12:25pm

re: #228 Dark_Falcon

They are a sovereign nation, so it would not be right to use actual force to try to impel that adjustment

RINO!

255 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:12:26pm

re: #228 Dark_Falcon

It's not a lack of empathy, I understand how they feel. But I also think they've got a bad attitude and they need an adjustment. They are a sovereign nation, so it would not be right to use actual force to try to impel that adjustment, but there is nothing illegal about requiring that a genuine change be made before they are given any more money. It can be demanded in a non-hostile fashion, but it should be demanded, IMO. Instead of a ultimatum, it should given something like "If we are to keep funding you, we need a sign that you are serious about reform." The 'we' in this case being the rest of the EU, and they can feel free to do something else if they like. This is just one man's opinion.

You need to be clearer in your writing then, because the original comment said nothing of the above.

The idea they need an attitude adjustment is still you placing yourself morally above them but I'll assume you're having trouble expressing your best ideas.

256 Targetpractice  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:12:54pm

re: #251 jaunte

House was actually dead the whole season.

House was Keyser Soze!

257 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:13:05pm

re: #230 Gus

House was the second shooter.

House was the gopher on the grassy knoll.

258 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:13:08pm

re: #255 Ghost of Insanity

You need to be clearer in your writing then, because the original comment said nothing of the above.

The idea they need an attitude adjustment is still you placing yourself morally above them but I'll assume you're having trouble expressing your best ideas.

BTW, your avatar is photoshopped.
Conspiracy!

259 jaunte  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:13:48pm

Euro exit can bring chaos to Greece economy
Then the Golden Dawn gets their submarine.

260 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:13:49pm

Wilson finally had to tell House, "Klaatu barada nikto" before he destroyed the hospital.

261 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:13:55pm

re: #232 Gus

Back and to the left. Back and to the left.

Where are you going with this?

262 Varek Raith  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:14:23pm

re: #261 Ghost of Insanity

Where are you going with this?

Fake moon landing set.

263 jaunte  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:14:41pm

House killed the witch when he landed on her.

264 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:14:58pm

re: #261 Ghost of Insanity

Where are you going with this?

265 Sheila Broflovski  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:15:10pm

House unzips his human suit and reveals his true lizard form before entering the space ship.

266 Mocking Jay  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:16:07pm

re: #262 Varek Raith

Fake moon landing set.

Pfft. If it was fake then how did Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong find the Ark and Sentinel Prime? Explain that!

267 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:16:40pm

re: #255 Ghost of Insanity

You need to be clearer in your writing then, because the original comment said nothing of the above.

The idea they need an attitude adjustment is still you placing yourself morally above them but I'll assume you're having trouble expressing your best ideas.

My original comment said no such thing because it meant what it said. I've changed my mind since writing it. I've also calmed down since my Air Conditioning is working again.

As for the attitude adjustment part, I don't think that problematic. It's my right to say that I think someone else has a bad attitude, its not putting on lofty airs. It's saying "You need to correct your thinking or you'll keep hurting yourself".

268 Eventual Carrion  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:17:20pm

re: #266 It's a cookbook!

Pfft. If it was fake then how did Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong find the Ark and Sentinel Prime? Explain that!

Dowsing rods.

269 Targetpractice  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:17:28pm

The whole last season was House's dying dream.

270 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:17:29pm

re: #245 It's a cookbook!

You knew shit was getting real when the Hulk crashed in and threw him around like a ragdoll.

Puny House.

271 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:17:47pm

re: #265 Learned Mother of Zion

House unzips his human suit and reveals his true lizard form before entering the space ship.

He's leaving from Denver International. Did his meeting with Charles go OK?

272 Mocking Jay  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:17:56pm

re: #264 Gus

[Embedded content]

Wait, The Comedian shot House?

(okay, maybe two lizards got that one...)

273 palomino  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:18:20pm

OMG, a couple of Dems--Booker and Ford--disagreed with Obama...and they're black!

Maybe we should all rewind 3 months and put this in some context: Gingrich, Santorum and Perry (not exactly socialists) accused Mitt of "vulture capitalism" and "predatory capitalism", among other things. We all knew at that point that the Dems would most surely use the same line of attack later on in the race.

Booker's a medium sized city mayor, Ford's a cable news commentator...so what?...there are plenty of other surrogates in the party, of all races, genders, etc. who are actually more equipped to persuasively and articulately help Obama make his argument about Bain.

274 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:18:41pm

re: #272 It's a cookbook!

Wait, The Comedian shot House?

(okay, maybe two lizards got that one...)

Who Watches the Watchmen?

275 jamesfirecat  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:18:50pm

re: #272 It's a cookbook!

Wait, The Comedian shot House?

(okay, maybe two lizards got that one...)

I got it thirty five minutes before you even posted it.

276 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:19:04pm

re: #258 Varek Raith

BTW, your avatar is photoshopped.
Conspiracy!

Bad hair day.

277 Mocking Jay  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:19:36pm

re: #275 jamesfirecat

I got it thirty five minutes before you even posted it.

Bravo. You win the internets tonight.

I.O.U.

278 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:20:03pm

re: #262 Varek Raith

Fake moon landing set.

I thought he was going back and to the left.

279 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:20:41pm

re: #272 It's a cookbook!

Wait, The Comedian shot House?

(okay, maybe two lizards got that one...)

House, or Hugh Laurie, was really Bill Hicks in a Hugh Laurie suit. You see Bill Hicks never really died.

280 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:21:58pm

Back and to the left.

281 wheat-dogg  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:22:31pm

I remember Riehl tweeting about some big scoop coming up. This was it? It's like breaking the news that Armstrong and Aldrin never walked on the moon because the flag can't flap in the wind.

Stupid is as stupid does.

282 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:25:33pm

re: #281 wheatdogg

I remember Riehl tweeting about some big scoop coming up. This was it? It's like breaking the news that Armstrong and Aldrin never walked on the moon because the flag can't flap in the wind.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Riehl 'big scoop' is just another scoop of "Outrageous Outrage Nutbar" ice cream. It's just plain pathetic.

283 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:25:41pm

So have the HAARP beams pinpointed on Cory Booker's location yet?

//

284 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:25:49pm

re: #280 Gus

Back and to the left.

Where are you going with that?

285 palomino  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:26:20pm

Do the football photo conspiracists think that Obama is incapable of throwing such an object? It's not like his throwing motion appears better than Brady's or Manning's. And we don't even see where the ball landed, it might have only gone 5 yards; as a passer Obama may be as inconsistent and inaccurate as Tim Tebow.

Who does Riehl think the Obama people are trying to deceive, and to what purpose?

286 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:26:50pm

Alternate universe.

287 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:27:08pm

Uh oh! This made me think of a bad joke.

288 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:27:19pm

Involving copper.

289 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:28:23pm

re: #283 Gus

So have the HAARP beams pinpointed on Cory Booker's location yet?

//

They already hit him, and are altering his mind so that he never says any on TV again except for approved DNC talking points.

/

290 Gus  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:28:35pm

Not this again! //

291 jaunte  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:29:31pm

re: #285 palomino

Who does Riehl think the Obama people are trying to deceive, and to what purpose?

He's exposed the fact that, while Brady, Manning and Tebow throw the ball, Obama is "throwing" the ball.

292 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:30:55pm

re: #288 Gus

Involving copper.

OMG! You know what one of the byproducts of copper mining is? GOLD!!1 If lots of copper has gone missing, that mean that Soros stole it so that more copper can be mined, with the gold from that mining used to drive down the value of gold held by Real Americans and thus force them into using Fiat Money!!1

What's really sick is that I can see Glenn Beck saying this.

293 Targetpractice  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:31:08pm

re: #290 Gus

Not this again! //

[Embedded content]

Almost kind of wonder if NASA is deliberately sabotaging civilian space efforts so that it doesn't get replaced.

//

294 palomino  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:31:15pm

re: #282 Dark_Falcon

Riehl 'big scoop' is just another scoop of "Outrageous Outrage Nutbar" ice cream. It's just plain pathetic.

Agreed. And it's infected a significant minority, if not an outright majority, of your party.

Only 20% of your fellow Republicans in TX think Obama was born in America.
Same thing through most of the South among GOPers. Also true among Republicans in the rest of the country, though the numbers aren't as lopsided.

Point is: it's not just Riehl and Limbaugh and 5 other assholes on the radio/internet. It's a poisoned culture that now dominates the GOP in some regions and at least has a strong influence nearly everywhere else.

295 wheat-dogg  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:32:07pm

re: #285 palomino

Do the football photo conspiracists think that Obama is incapable of throwing such an object? It's not like his throwing motion appears better than Brady's or Manning's. And we don't even see where the ball landed, it might have only gone 5 yards; as a passer Obama may be as inconsistent and inaccurate as Tim Tebow.

Who does Riehl think the Obama people are trying to deceive, and to what purpose?

Well, good thing it wasn't him kicking a European football. All hell would break loose.

296 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:34:11pm

re: #293 Targetpractice

Almost kind of wonder if NASA is deliberately sabotaging civilian space efforts so that it doesn't get replaced.

//

I think there is a cabal of Psychologists producing and spreading ludicrous conspiracy theories.

297 goddamnedfrank  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:41:29pm

re: #267 Dark_Falcon

My original comment said no such thing because it meant what it said. I've changed my mind since writing it. I've also calmed down since my Air Conditioning is working again.

As for the attitude adjustment part, I don't think that problematic. It's my right to say that I think someone else has a bad attitude, its not putting on lofty airs. It's saying "You need to correct your thinking or you'll keep hurting yourself".

It's true that there are several structural problems in Greek society, but one of the most major is shared in many places - an entrenched elite upper class fed by a government that is at turns either corrupt and complicit or deliberately hobbled by the powers that be. These elite forces profit off of graft from public spending, exemplified in the German submarine fiasco mentioned upthread:

“We paid double for three submarines from Germany,” says an Athenian source who has lodged several incriminating documents with The Slog. Most of this, once again, seems to involve the near-ubiquitous role in German engineering and arms supplies of the multiply corrupt company Ferrostaal. Looking at the numbers, some of this appears to have been German profiteering connected to payoffs: “we give you 3 million euros, you lets us stuff the invoice with another 20 million” and so forth. And always in this farrago of filled pockets lurks the presence of numerous company acronyms MFI, MIE (Marine International), PDM, Zelan etc….all odd joint ventures and often registered in Liberia or Cyprus. All of them have obvious attachments to Greek elite members, and most of them in turn have connections to civil service procurement officers and/or senior politicians.

Compounding this is rampant tax dodging, endemic through all layers of society:

Tax dodging in Greece is so rampant that the Bank of Greece estimates the country could be losing as much as five billion euros a year. While that's a far cry from the €54 billion needed for 2010, it could result in much harsher cuts as the country tries to get out from under its crushing debts.

Also Greece's retirement age is the lowest in the EU and Eurozone, which the German psyche simply can't look at as anything other than an insult.

At the same time the Germans should have a sense of the past, and the rise of the far right in Greece should reinforce a lesson they learned in the aftermath of World War I. Forcing unsustainably huge debt payments and austerity is what the Allies did to Germany in the Treaty of Versailles, and all that did was foster hatred and resentment creating a perfect incubator for national socialism.

298 palomino  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:43:36pm

re: #295 wheatdogg

Well, good thing it wasn't him kicking a European football. All hell would break loose.

Yeah, Obama probably won't be going back to Berlin to make a huge speech in front of cheering crowds of Europeans. Funny thing about that speech: it made him more popular in the rest of the world, but had a different impact here, such is the US's paradoxical relationship with Europe.

On one hand, many Americans, particularly conservatives, are effusive with their praise of European contributions to culture, religion, etc, sometimes even bleeding into white supremacy. OTOH, many Americans now see the Euros as a bunch of lazy welfare queens who are now insufficiently warlike and have been pussified by liberal values.

299 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:45:04pm

re: #297 goddamnedfrank

I see your point, but avoiding that does mean that reforms have to be insisted upon. The difference between this situation and the Wiemar Republic is that Greece is getting its bills paid by other nations. Those nations do, I think, have the right to tie those monies to reform, so that they do not simply have shell out money without end.

300 Mocking Jay  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:45:34pm

re: #293 Targetpractice

Almost kind of wonder if NASA is deliberately sabotaging civilian space efforts so that it doesn't get replaced.

//

We're through the looking glass now, people.

301 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:52:54pm

re: #300 It's a cookbook!

We're through the looking glass now, people.

Indeed. No going back right now, since Kim Kardashian is putting on makeup on the other side of the looking glass. We can't go back till she leaves and you know how women are; We could be here for hours!

///Even I don't know where that came from.

302 prairiefire  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:54:03pm

re: #293 Targetpractice

Almost kind of wonder if NASA is deliberately sabotaging civilian space efforts so that it doesn't get replaced.

//

There needs to be a broker in between the astrophysicists and commercial market for communication, commerce, and the future of the US space program to happen. The US government is handing the private sector an opportunity.

303 prairiefire  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:56:08pm

re: #301 Dark_Falcon

Indeed. No going back right now, since Kim Kardashian is putting on makeup on the other side of the looking glass. We can't go back till she leaves and you know how women are; We could be here for hours!

///Even I don't know where that came from.

I think it is funny that the current generation always thinks that their celebrities and politicians are the most scandalous ever.

304 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:57:03pm

re: #303 prairiefire

I think it is funny that the current generation always thinks that their celebrities and politicians are the most scandalous ever.

Quite Concur.

305 Killgore Trout  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:57:26pm

re: #240 palomino

Yes, he was killed with an ax and his blood flowed out of a huge elevator.

Keeping with the Kubrick theme perhaps his motivational speech went a little more like this

306 Killgore Trout  Mon, May 21, 2012 7:59:49pm

re: #206 Be Zorch, Daddio

I thought classical Liberals were supposed to like capitalism!

Oddly enough your intentional misunderstanding of my political philosophy leaves me unpersuaded.

307 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 8:00:25pm

re: #303 prairiefire

I think it is funny that the current generation always thinks that their celebrities and politicians are the most scandalous ever.

Each generation is correct.

308 prairiefire  Mon, May 21, 2012 8:06:03pm

re: #307 Ghost of Insanity

Each generation is correct.

Hello! Please explain to me the theory that a lady's genetic profile is completely ordered by the mother's line, if you have the time. I have always viewed it as more 50/50.
How's the wee one?

309 Dark_Falcon  Mon, May 21, 2012 8:09:45pm

re: #308 prairiefire

Hello! Please explain to me the theory that a lady's genetic profile is completely ordered by the mother's line, if you have the time. I have always viewed it as more 50/50.
How's the wee one?

Weirdly, but Kim Kardashian's family bears that out. She and her elder sister are fairly short, but their half-sisters Kendall and Kylie (Kim's mothers daughters with Bruce Jenner) are considerably taller. The younger two also have the long legs you might expect to see on the children of an Olympic gold medalist runner's offspring.

310 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 8:16:33pm

re: #308 prairiefire

Hello! Please explain to me the theory that a lady's genetic profile is completely ordered by the mother's line, if you have the time. I have always viewed it as more 50/50.
How's the wee one?

The wee one is doing really well right now, he's incredibly aware and curious.

I'm not sure what your other question is though, unless it's about the idea a woman's ova are actually from the mother. Or are you talking about mitochondria?

311 prairiefire  Mon, May 21, 2012 8:24:17pm

re: #310 Ghost of Insanity

Try to get some pictures of when he discovers his hands, pure joy.

I think I'm talking about DNA. : )

312 b_sharp  Mon, May 21, 2012 8:33:53pm

re: #311 prairiefire

Try to get some pictures of when he discovers his hands, pure joy.

I think I'm talking about DNA. : )

Both concern DNA. Where did the question come up?

Mitochondria from the mother is the only mitochondria that survives, the father's usually gets destroyed. That's why mitochondrial DNA is used to trace back to our last common female ancestor (usually called Eve).

313 prairiefire  Mon, May 21, 2012 9:06:31pm

re: #312 Ghost of Insanity

Thanks, it was a thread several months ago.

314 palomino  Mon, May 21, 2012 9:19:35pm

re: #305 Killgore Trout

Keeping with the Kubrick theme perhaps his motivational speech went a little more like this

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One of his best movies, underappreciated I think.

315 wheat-dogg  Mon, May 21, 2012 10:25:38pm

re: #298 palomino

So, no more "Ich bin ein Berliner" moments ever again?

316 Tigger2005  Tue, May 22, 2012 1:09:28am

re: #140 ProGunLiberal

I don't feel comfortable forcing our economic model, the "free market" model, which has already failed the US.

The free market model hasn't "failed" the U.S. The abuse of it has.

317 wheat-dogg  Tue, May 22, 2012 2:03:33am

aurelius updated his hardhitting expose with this gem:

Update: An intrepid commenter posted a link to a better quality image of Mr. Obama throwing the football. It proves that the photo was probably not doctored, but simply staged (poorly).

The link takes us to White House flickr photostream linked above here. Note that he didn't bother to either spike the post or rewrite it to reflect the obvious fact that HE WAS WRONG. No, instead he adds a wussy update to the bottom of the story.

So, will Dan Riehl also update his drivel? I kinda think not.

318 Shropshire_Slasher  Tue, May 22, 2012 4:35:19am

That was a great picture of the President, I noticed on Drudge yesterday, thanks Charles!

319 Patricia Kayden  Tue, May 22, 2012 6:09:29am

Breitbart folks are obviously really bored. Getting a little desperate with their scandal wrangling.


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