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#Breitbart.com Bombshell Exclusive: Professor Did Not See Barack Obama at Bill Ayers’ House!

The parade of derp continues
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Yes, they’re at it again; breitbart.com is recycling the Bill “Booga Booga” Ayers scare story with yet another ridiculous post in their “Vetting” series: Exclusive - the Vetting - Senator Barack Obama Attended Bill Ayers Barbecue, July 4, 2005.

You may have noticed that most of their “vetting” stories involve recycling debunked right wing memes: Birtherism, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and Barack Obama’s supposed secret radical communist ideology. This one is no different, but it’s even dumber.

As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama disavowed any connection with former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground radical who was one of Obama’s early backers and his colleague on the board of the Woods Fund in Chicago. We now have proof that Obama’s association with Ayers continued even after Obama had been elected to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate—in the form of a now-scrubbed blog post placing Obama at the home of Ayers and his wife, fellow radical Bernadine Dohrn, on July 4, 2005.

Dr. Tom Perrin, Assistant Professor of English at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, was a graduate student at the University of Chicago at the time, and maintained a blog called “Rambling Thomas.” He lived next door to Ayers and Dohrn in Hyde Park. He wrote at 8:44 a.m. on July 6, 2005:

Guess what? I spent the 4th of July evening with star Democrat Barack Obama! Actually, that’s a lie. Obama was at a barbecue at the house next door (given by a law professor who is a former member of the Weather Underground) and we saw him over the fence at our barbecue. Well, the others did. It had started raining and he had gone inside be the time I got there. Nevertheless.

Read their BOMBSHELL EXCLUSIVE discovery closely, and you’ll find that the author of this blog post did not see Barack Obama at this Fourth of July barbecue. Other people told him they saw Obama. And despite watching for Obama to show up again, Prof. Perrin never saw him at all.

That’s it. That’s their BOMBSHELL of the day: a 7-year old blog post by someone whose friends told him they saw Barack Obama at Bill Ayers’ house, but who never actually saw Obama himself. That’s what they are calling “proof.”

Here’s the full text of that blog post, by the way:

Guess what? I spent the 4th of July evening with star Democrat Barack Obama! Actually, that’s a lie. Obama was at a barbecue at the house next door (given by a law professor who is a former member of the Weather Underground) and we saw him over the fence at our barbecue. Well, the others did. It had started raining and he had gone inside by the time I got there. Nevertheless.

Despite posting someone on Obama-watch at the window, we didn’t manage to spot him again as we had our rained-off picnic in the living room. Instead we all went outside again and sat about under umbrellas. All around the south side sounded like it was involved in a small war, so presumably lots of people had been to Indiana to buy proper fireworks, which are illegal in my corner of the Midwest. We, however, made do with party poppers from Osco Drug (which you have to be 21 to buy). Then everyone ritually beat me up and threw me out for being British. Actually, that’s a lie.

In a nutshell, what we have here is a tasteless 7-year old nothing-burger on a stale fake outrage bun. FEAR THE VETTING!

Meanwhile, one of breitbart.com’s commenters reacts to this stupid article by calling for the President to be “put against a wall and shot.”

Birds of a feather …… Of course Obama hung out with Ayers and many, many more radical treasonous terrorists, It’s his nature. They all, every one of them, should be put against a wall and shot. I’ll even pay for the bullets. It’ll be well worth it to be rid of this scum.

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165 comments

1 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:00:50pm

ROTFLAMO!

2 AK-47%  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:01:04pm

Little Red Derp Vet

3 b_sharp  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:02:32pm

Grasp any available straw in a hurricane.

4 HappyWarrior  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:02:36pm

This is getting more and more comical. What's next? Obama had an affair with Ayers? Hey some of them have implied he's gay so why not that.

5 Interesting Times  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:03:10pm
6 Bulworth  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:03:30pm

Can't believe the lamestream media missed this bombshell in '08. //

7 jaunte  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:03:41pm

I didn't see Obama at my neighbors' Communist/Nazi/Pagan barbecue on May Day/Walpurgisnacht/Beltane, so there you go, even more proof.

8 HappyWarrior  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:04:25pm

Obama and Ayers have both been to Chicago. coincidence?

9 b_sharp  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:05:20pm

re: #7 jaunte

I didn't see Obama at my neighbors' Communist/Nazi/Pagan barbecue on May Day/Walpurgisnacht/Beltane, so there you go, even more proof.

Are you absolutely certain he wasn't seen? Damn, it looks like he's guilty of association once again.

10 Kragar  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:06:05pm

Where is the earth shattering kaboom?

11 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:06:07pm

My doctor made me promise not to bang my head on my desk anymore...must resist.

12 b_sharp  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:06:34pm

re: #8 HappyWarrior

Obama and Ayers have both been to Chicago. coincidence?

No chance. I mean, what are the odds that two people actually go to Chicago at the same time? I mean really? The odds must be astronomical.

13 b_sharp  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:07:02pm

re: #10 Kragar

Where is the earth shattering kaboom?

It was just flushed.

14 HappyWarrior  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:07:03pm

re: #12 b_sharp

No chance. I mean, what are the odds that two people actually go to Chicago at the same time? I mean really? The odds must be astronomical.

Clearly it's a Chicago Communist plot.

15 b_sharp  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:09:51pm

This is a good example of why the right is not considered to be reality based.

16 Talking Point Detective  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:10:44pm

Breaking News:

Evidence that Obama is the anti-Christ not 100% conclusive, some scientists say.

17 AK-47%  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:12:19pm

re: #16 Talking Point Detective

Breaking News:

Evidence that Obama is the anti-Christ not 100% conclusive, some scientists say.

Teach the controversy! He could be the Twelfth Imam!

18 erik_t  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:13:10pm
19 dragonfire1981  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:13:45pm

If I ever go on trial, I don't want ANY of these people on my Jury!

"Your honor I submit the defendant is guilty because even though I don't have any hard proof one of the defendant's old drinking buddies says he is 'pretty sure' he saw the defendant there on the night of the incident."

20 Batman  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:14:02pm

This just in: Dr. Tom Perrin is associated with Bill Ayers by way of being neighbors, and therefore his word can't be trusted.

21 Redistributor  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:15:07pm

Fifteen states have diverted into their general budget settlement funds intended for relief of distressed homeowners.

22 b_sharp  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:17:23pm

re: #16 Talking Point Detective

Breaking News:

Evidence that Obama is the anti-Christ not 100% conclusive, some scientists say.

If a theory validates previous bias, then the greater the number of scientists agreeing with the theory, the more likely the theory is the word of god.

If a theory invalidates a previous bias, then the greater the number of scientists agreeing with the theory, the more likely the theory is just a conspiracy designed to redistribute money to the poor by the coming One World Government.

23 dragonfire1981  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:17:39pm

re: #21 Redistributor

Fifteen states have diverted into their general budget settlement funds intended for relief of distressed homeowners.

And I'll give you one guess which side of the political aisle most of those states fall in to...

24 b_sharp  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:20:36pm

re: #23 dragonfire1981

And I'll give you one guess which side of the political aisle most of those states fall in to...

Need more info.

25 lawhawk  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:21:30pm

re: #23 dragonfire1981

Here's a handy dandy map (showing states that have already pushed money to the general fund, those that are still pending, and the amounts of money provided to each state).

26 Interesting Times  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:23:45pm
27 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:24:42pm

re: #26 Interesting Times

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This is why Bob invented Sarcasm. It helps to take the sting out.

28 lawhawk  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:31:16pm

So, the extraordinary evidence that there was a meeting is based on hearsay - and doesn't pass the smell test at that.

If it didn't work in 2008, why think that it'd do any better in 2012? Derpier followers who will believe anything published on Breitbart's site (if they can find it?)? Or, have the Breitbart folks decided that if they repeat stuff enough times, they'll implant the meme and it becomes a meme that has staying power, even though it is pure BS?

29 AK-47%  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:35:32pm

re: #28 lawhawk

Or, have the Breitbart folks decided that if they repeat stuff enough times, they'll implant the meme and it becomes a meme that has staying power, even though it is pure BS?

Worked with birtherism

30 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:39:37pm

re: #28 lawhawk

So, the extraordinary evidence that there was a meeting is based on hearsay - and doesn't pass the smell test at that.

Not only that - even if they could absolutely prove beyond a doubt that Obama was at this 4th of July barbecue, so what?

Obama attended a party, with a lot of other people. It wasn't a super sekrit commie mind control session.

The Breitbrats expect every one of these bombshell exclusives to be the final straw that brings down Barack Hussein Obama. They're just living in cloud cuckoo land.

31 AK-47%  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:41:20pm

Attorney: Zimmerman was "confused and fearful" when he lied to police.

he would have been less fearful if he'd been allowed to keep his gun...

32 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:41:44pm

Moonbats and wingnuts all shocked that Mitt, the architect of Obamacare, probably not all that interested in repealing it.
Romney's Transition Leader Favors Implementing Obamacare
Outrageous!

33 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:43:14pm

re: #32 Killgore Trout

Romney vowed to repeal 'Obamacare' on day one of his presidency.

34 jaunte  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:43:47pm

Palling around with barbecuers. He could be a Webberist.

35 AK-47%  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:45:37pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

Romney vowed to repeal 'Obamacare' on day one of his presidency.

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He promises to "issue orders to begin replacing Obamacare". Wonderfully ambiguously worded.

36 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:46:03pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

Romney vowed to repeal 'Obamacare' on day one of his presidency.

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I know. He's still sticking to it: Romney assures conservatives: Obamacare repeal starts on day one
I think he's pandering but I'm not taking my chances. Still voting for Obama.

37 allegro  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:47:19pm

re: #32 Killgore Trout

Romney website:

On his first day in office, Mitt Romney will issue an executive order that paves the way for the federal government to issue Obamacare waivers to all fifty states. He will then work with Congress to repeal the full legislation as quickly as possible.

He puts the flip in flop don't he.

38 erik_t  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:47:19pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

Romney vowed to repeal 'Obamacare' on day one of his presidency.

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From what day is that video? Because, y'know, Romney.

39 Gus  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:48:39pm

re: #32 Killgore Trout

Moonbats and wingnuts all shocked that Mitt, the architect of Obamacare, probably not all that interested in repealing it.
Romney's Transition Leader Favors Implementing Obamacare
Outrageous!

Romney is still a dick.

40 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:49:36pm

Romneycare is that all individuals in the US will be treated like corporations. Stock shares will be issued and people will be sold on the open market.
///

41 abolitionist  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:49:59pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

Romney vowed to repeal 'Obamacare' on day one of his presidency.

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In the text description for Day One
Published on May 18, 2012 by mittromney

Mitt Romney has outlined a bold agenda to spur economic growth and create jobs. On his first day in office, he will approve the Keystone pipeline, introduce pro-growth tax reforms, and repeal Obamacare.

42 AK-47%  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:50:45pm

Just like Obama closed Guantanamo?

43 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:55:42pm

re: #42 Expand Your Ground

Just like Obama closed Guantanamo?

Or kicked out all the lobbyists or whatever. Bush I: "No New Taxes!"
Politicians lie. They all do it.

44 allegro  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:57:48pm

re: #42 Expand Your Ground

Just like Obama closed Guantanamo?

He tried. Wasn't a lie.

45 AK-47%  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:57:57pm

re: #43 Killgore Trout

Or kicked out all the lobbyists or whatever. Bush I: "No New Taxes!"
Politicians lie. They all do it.

Well, at least Romney didn't lie about being born in the USA...

/

46 Kragar  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:58:06pm

re: #37 allegro

Romney website:

He puts the flip in flop don't he.

Will that be before or after he gets the Constitution amended to require the President have 3 years of business experience?

47 erik_t  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:58:23pm

re: #43 Killgore Trout

Or kicked out all the lobbyists or whatever. Bush I: "No New Taxes!"
Politicians lie. They all do it.

I live in a world with numbers other than zero and one.

Your mileage may vary.

48 Gus  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:58:57pm

re: #42 Expand Your Ground

Just like Obama closed Guantanamo?

Good point. So it probably won't matter if we vote for Obama or Romney. They're all the same.

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49 jaunte  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:01:01pm

Heritage Foundation ‘Expert’ Cannot Cite Any Examples Of Actual Voter Fraud

In an interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown this morning, Heritage Foundation senior fellow Brian Darling argued for the importance of Florida-style voter suppression laws in order to stop potential voter fraud. But when pressed by Todd to identify any actual examples of voter fraud, Darling appeared stumped.
...

DARLING: Yeah, but it’s very hard to catch voter fraud. Look at what James O’Keefe did. He walked into DC, he didn’t have any ID. One of his guy video…
TODD: Did he vote?
DARLING: No, he didn’t vote.
TODD: See?

50 sizzzzlerz  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:01:56pm

You know who else wasn't at the BBQ?

Lenin. Hitler. Pol Pot. Unibomber.

Think about it!

51 AK-47%  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:02:09pm

re: #48 Gus

Good point. So it probably won't matter if we vote for Obama or Romney. They're all the same.

//

In the economic sense, yes, they are beholden to the same moneyed interests.

But when it comes to social policy, the GOP is bent on turning back the clock on women's, gay and minority rights by decades, and I cannot imagine Mitt will lift a finger to stop them.

52 AK-47%  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:02:49pm

re: #50 sizzzzlerz

You know who else wasn't at the BBQ?

Lenin. Hitler. Pol Pot. Unibomber.

Think about it!

they had been sent out to fetch more beer, ice and doritos.

53 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:04:04pm

re: #48 Gus

Good point. So it probably won't matter if we vote for Obama or Romney. They're all the same.

//

The lesson Obama taught me is the differences aren't as big as we sometimes imagine. I think that's a good thing. I don't see Mitt as a radical, sociopath, compulsive liar, elitist, etc. I don't think he'd do a better job than Obama but the country won't fall into the sea if he's inaugurated.

54 Gus  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:05:18pm

re: #49 jaunte

Heritage Foundation ‘Expert’ Cannot Cite Any Examples Of Actual Voter Fraud

Were my vomit bucket?

Darling joined the U.S. Congress as an aide to Idaho Senator Steve Symms in 1992. The following year, Darling worked for Georgia Senator Paul Coverdell.

Darling became General Counsel to New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith in 1999. In January 2000, he and Senator Smith visited Cuban refugee Elián González before proposing legislation to grant González permanent residency. He was also a member of the Bush-Cheney recount team in Florida during the 2000 presidential election controversy and co-chairman of the Conservative Working Group, a weekly legislative strategy meeting of staffers from House and Senate offices.

In 2003, Darling became a partner in the Alexander Strategy Group lobbying firm, where he advocated for gun rights and other issues. He was a chief strategist for Senate legislation permitting airline pilots to carry handguns on the job.

In 2005, Darling became a legal counsel to Florida Senator Mel Martinez. He resigned from the position in May of that year following a controversy involving a strategy memo he had written based on the Terri Schiavo case. Later that year, Darling became director of United States Senate relations for The Heritage Foundation, where he is responsible for educating Senators and their staff about Heritage's latest research and policy recommendations.

Darling began writing a regular column for Human Events in 2008. He is also a contributor to the web sites RedState.com and BigGovernment.com.

and

The Schiavo memo was a talking points memorandum on behalf of the Republican party, which described the ongoing Terri Schiavo case as "a great political issue" that could appeal to the party's base.

55 William Barnett-Lewis  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:05:54pm

re: #53 Killgore Trout

Given the possibility of SCOTUS nominations, I'm not so sure of that...

56 erik_t  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:06:19pm

re: #53 Killgore Trout

I think that's a good thing. I don't see Mitt as a radical, sociopath, compulsive liar, elitist, etc.

If it's not compulsive, then it's intentional and calculated. Every time, which is a lot of times.

Isn't that worse?

57 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:07:10pm

re: #53 Killgore Trout

The lesson Obama taught me is the differences aren't as big as we sometimes imagine. I think that's a good thing. I don't see Mitt as a radical, sociopath, compulsive liar, elitist, etc. I don't think he'd do a better job than Obama but the country won't fall into the sea if he's inaugurated.

I doubt that President Romney will veto anything coming of a Congress that resembles the current one, but more so. That is something I find a bit frightening.

58 jaunte  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:07:49pm

re: #54 Gus

I saw him this morning. Very smirky.

59 blueraven  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:07:56pm

re: #53 Killgore Trout

The lesson Obama taught me is the differences aren't as big as we sometimes imagine. I think that's a good thing. I don't see Mitt as a radical, sociopath, compulsive liar, elitist, etc. I don't think he'd do a better job than Obama but the country won't fall into the sea if he's inaugurated.

He does lie an awful lot, and so far has exhibited no gumption as far as separating himself from the crazies. Donald Trump.
Elitist...sure he is.
Radical sociopath? No, I dont think so.

60 Gus  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:07:59pm

re: #53 Killgore Trout

The lesson Obama taught me is the differences aren't as big as we sometimes imagine. I think that's a good thing. I don't see Mitt as a radical, sociopath, compulsive liar, elitist, etc. I don't think he'd do a better job than Obama but the country won't fall into the sea if he's inaugurated.

Why don't you ask some intelligent young women how they feel about that. As was already mentioned his impact on the SCOTUS would last for decades. There's also a matter of potentially starting another ground conflict in Iran. No. Maybe the USA won't fall into the sea if this asshole becomes president but the Democrats and Obama supporters have to continue selling that point home. You don't win elections by being some passive pseudo-centrist.

61 Gus  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:09:09pm

re: #58 jaunte

I saw him this morning. Very smirky.

Heritage. Another breeding ground for polite white nationalists.

62 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:12:19pm

re: #42 Expand Your Ground

Just like Obama closed Guantanamo?

Well he did try, but found he had no other place to put the detainees. Several options were offered and discussed but each time a suit was filed locally to prevent any possible transfer that would take years to resolve, then Congress weighed in and banned him from transferring or releasing any of the detainees to American soil...
[Link: www.au.af.mil...]

What is it that you want him to do? He did try, Congress simply didn't go for it, he is only the President, not the emperor or the king and so is unable to rule by whim or fiat. Blame Congress for it still being open, they are the ones who decided it should be, this one really is not Obama's fault.

63 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:13:22pm

re: #60 Gus

Why don't you ask some intelligent young women how they feel about that. As was already mentioned his impact on the SCOTUS would last for decades. There's also a matter of potentially starting another ground conflict in Iran. No. Maybe the USA won't fall into the sea if this asshole becomes president but the Democrats and Obama supporters have to continue selling that point home. You don't win elections by being some passive pseudo-centrist.

As my girlfriend (an intelligent older women) said, "My passport is always in order."

64 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:15:43pm
65 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:24:55pm

re: #53 Killgore Trout

The lesson Obama taught me is the differences aren't as big as we sometimes imagine. I think that's a good thing. I don't see Mitt as a radical, sociopath, compulsive liar, elitist, etc. I don't think he'd do a better job than Obama but the country won't fall into the sea if he's inaugurated.

Mitt Romney is quite radical; from talking about class size being unimportant, to his joining in the denial of AGW, to his desire to further tear down the barrier between church and state, etc.

Or maybe he's not radical, but he's a good employee of radicals. It makes little difference. He's not some strong, decisive leader that can take the GOP in hand. You thought he was; he's proved, over and over, that he isn't; he can't even keep Donald Trump in line (or he's really going full racist birther for the election.) It's disappointing, but hardly surprising. There is nothing in his record to really suggest he's an actual moderate.

66 SpaceJesus  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:25:44pm

I bet they were grilling bald eagles and baby jesus back ribs

67 Kragar  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:27:04pm

Evidence? We don't need evidence!

Rep. Jeff Landry Baselessly Claims the Obama Administration offers Muslim Airline Passengers 'Waivers' to bypass TSA Screenings

Today on Jay Sekulow Live, Rep. Jeff Landry (R-LA) discussed with the American Center for Law and Justice’s Chief Counsel an amicus brief that the ACLJ is putting together on behalf of the congressman in the lawsuit against the Obama administration’s mandate for health insurance plans to include contraception coverage. Landry maintained that the Obama administration is showing its “hypocrisy” by mandating that religiously-affiliated hospitals and universities cover contraception in their health insurance plans while also “granting special status or waivers to Muslims as they go through TSA screenings.”

The congressman’s allegation that the Obama administration is giving Muslim passengers “special rights as they go through the TSA screening” doesn’t seem to have any basis in reality, as the TSA on its website gives no mention of religious exemptions and TSA administrator John Pistole testified that anyone who wants to avoid a pat down based on religious reasons is “not going to get on an airplane.”

68 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:30:47pm

True, Romney's presidency is unlikely to be a total catastrophe. However, many things that matter and that could get better either won't get better or will get shittier. Romney is stagnation at best.

69 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:31:55pm

I have to sand and prime more walls --and I don't want to.

70 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:32:17pm

re: #68 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

Except for supreme court justice picks. That has the chance of actual catastrophe. A lot of crucial decisions have been 5-4-- either ones that desperately need to be maintained, or ones that really need to change.

71 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:33:33pm

re: #70 Obdicut

Except for supreme court justice picks. That has the chance of actual catastrophe. A lot of crucial decisions have been 5-4-- either ones that desperately need to be maintained, or ones that really need to change.

Yes, but that's still doesn't fall under a "total catastrophe" IMHO. Just things getting much shittier.

72 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:34:18pm

re: #71 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

Heh. It'd be a long, slow catastrophe.

73 bratwurst  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:34:50pm

re: #70 Obdicut

Except for supreme court justice picks. That has the chance of actual catastrophe. A lot of crucial decisions have been 5-4-- either ones that desperately need to be maintained, or ones that really need to change.

Bingo. If you like "Citizens United", you ain't seen nothing yet!

74 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:38:10pm

The court is conservative enough as it is, thanks to the Bush voters. Of course, Kennedy is a moderate conservative and if replaced with a wingnut they will try to force through some more unpalatable things. The Supreme Court is, in fact, one of the main arguments to vote for Obama - "It's the Supreme Court, Stupid" as one DailyKos nick says.

75 Kragar  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:41:30pm

Judge Tosses WND’s Suit Against Esquire Over ‘Birther’ Parody Post

U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer dismissed the suit, calling the Esquire post a “satirical comment on an issue of public concern.” WND and the co-plaintiffs named in the suit had been seeking $120 million in damages — $100 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages plus legal costs.

“Having become such well-known proponents of one position on the issue, Plaintiffs cannot complain that the very intensity of their advocacy also became part of the public debate,” wrote Collyer. “Those who speak with loud voices cannot be surprised if they become part of the story.”

76 allegro  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:41:36pm

We have a conservative in the White House now. We sure as hell don't need a Republican in there.

77 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:45:51pm

re: #67 Kragar

YOU SEE?!?!?! THE SATAN MUSLIM IS HELPING HIS OWN KIND

IT'S AN INVAA-A-A-A-S-S-S-SION

78 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:46:09pm

re: #74 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

The court is conservative enough as it is, thanks to the Bush voters. Of course, Kennedy is a moderate conservative and if replaced with a wingnut they will try to force through some more unpalatable things. The Supreme Court is, in fact, one of the main arguments to vote for Obama - "It's the Supreme Court, Stupid" as one DailyKos nick says.

+1

79 Kragar  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:46:53pm

Meet The Romney Birthers

The Romney birthers' predominant theory is that because George Romney was born in Mexico, his candidate son is not a natural-born citizen, and therefore Constitutionally ineligible to occupy the Oval Office. (This theory has the unfortunate side-effect of disqualifying President Chester Arthur, the son of an immigrant from Ireland.)

Others believe the younger Romney was, himself, born in Mexico; others point to supposed evidence that his birth certificate is a fraud — and a few even contend that he was raised up by Mormon polygamists to be a presidential plant. But the bottom line for all of them is that Mitt just isn't American enough to be president.

In its relatively short life, the story — perpetuated in the fever swamps of the web — has been deeply developed, with conspiracy-mongers tracing Romney's ancestry back four generations, and citing chapter and verse of the Constitution to support their claim. (Romney's father was, in fact, born in an American colony in Mexico to two U.S. citizens, and left the country as a young child. Mitt was born in Michigan.)

The theory, which started to gain traction shortly before the Republican primaries, has also attracted adherents of various ideological stripes, from left-wingers to Ron Paul libertarians.

80 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:47:25pm

And now, Debbie Schlussel vs. Dana Loesch, by way of Brooks Bayne:

81 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:47:26pm

re: #53 Killgore Trout

The lesson Obama taught me is the differences aren't as big as we sometimes imagine. I think that's a good thing. I don't see Mitt as a radical, sociopath, compulsive liar, elitist, etc. I don't think he'd do a better job than Obama but the country won't fall into the sea if he's inaugurated.

if you're a straight white guy, you're probably right!


if you're a woman or a minority and you like your rights and would prefer the supreme count not be stacked with pigs, you are incorrect

82 bratwurst  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:48:55pm

re: #80 Charles Johnson

And now, Debbie Schlussel vs. Dana Loesch, by way of Brooks Bayne:

[Embedded content]

Always great when two loathsome individuals fight each other!

83 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:49:05pm

re: #80 Charles Johnson

And now, Debbie Schlussel vs. Dana Loesch, by way of Brooks Bayne:

[Embedded content]

Some conservatives actually paid attention to Bayne's almost-neo-Nazi rants. Too bad nobody listens to them. (Although Debbie is a special case - she condemns a lot of mainstream conservatives, e.g. she has a special place in her hell for Sean Hannity.)

84 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:51:28pm

It comes down to jobs and economy Europe.

85 bratwurst  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:53:12pm

Do you think there was a meeting at CNN where someone said:

"You know what might turn around our SHOCKINGLY low ratings? WALL TO WALL COVERAGE of the Queen of England's jubilee!"

86 allegro  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:54:20pm

re: #81 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]

if you're a straight white guy, you're probably right!

if you're a woman or a minority and you like your rights and would prefer the supreme count not be stacked with pigs RWNJs, you are incorrect

No need to get ugly. Pigs are lovely, intelligent creatures.

87 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:55:43pm

re: #86 allegro

No need to get ugly. Pigs are lovely, intelligent creatures.

Not to mention delicious.

88 jaunte  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 2:59:32pm

Mittastrophe: Romney Tells Students to Borrow Money from Their Parents

This afternoon at an event in Ohio — which students apparently were forced to attend, if the gentleman falling asleep in the front row is any indication — Mitt Romney yammered on about class warfare, and how President Obama is always attacking success, and why don’t kids today have the bootstrapitude it takes to up and start a multimillion dollar sandwich chain like Romney’s good friend Jimmy John did by borrowing $20K from the parental units.

90 jaunte  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:01:25pm

Jimmy John's operator MikLin found guilty of violating labor law

Administrative law judge Arthur Amchan ruled Friday that MikLin violated the National Labor Relations Act by firing six employees and issuing written warnings to three others on March 20, 2011, after those workers pressed the franchisee for paid sick leave and posted about 3,000 posters calling attention to MikLin’s sick-leave policy.

91 Kragar  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:03:32pm

re: #90 jaunte

Jimmy John's operator MikLin found guilty of violating labor law

Thats why we need to get rid of government regulations attacking businesses!

92 jaunte  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:04:04pm

re: #91 Kragar

It's time to really challenge America's immune systems!

93 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:05:50pm
94 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:10:16pm

re: #93 Shiplord Kirel

White Male Liberty Patriot BINGO!

Groovy.

More:

%Andy Breitbart portrait as an avatar%

"Democrat Party"

95 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:12:52pm

re: #94 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

Groovy.

More:

%Andy Breitbart portrait as an avatar%

"Democrat Party"

"#twittergulag"

96 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:15:35pm

re: #88 jaunte

Mittastrophe: Romney Tells Students to Borrow Money from Their Parents

What a great idea! Why didn't I think of this in 1972 when I started to Cornell? Possibly because my parents' entire gross income and savings at that time would not have paid my tuition, let alone books, fees, etc. I had to rely on government handouts like the GI Bill and assorted scholarships provided by rich people who were not fundies and who therefore did not think my family's poverty was ordained by God, or required to be permanent.

97 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:17:07pm

Evening Lizardim. When I saw this thread, I found a clever slogan that the Romney should run with: "OBAMA LIED, NOBODY DIED!"


...Wait, what do you mean, that won't work?

98 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:25:35pm

re: #94 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

Groovy.

More:

%Andy Breitbart portrait as an avatar%

"Democrat Party"

My daughter suggested I bring this up next time I have a conversation with one of my conservative friends. I told her I would have to hurry in that case, since I'm having all of them sent to FEMA camp next week. Or is it the Twitter Gulag? I can't keep all these places of liberal oppression and terror straight anymore.

99 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:25:47pm

re: #80 Charles Johnson

And now, Debbie Schlussel vs. Dana Loesch, by way of Brooks Bayne:

The stupid, it burns.

100 darthstar  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:26:44pm

Full disclosure: I attended a Ronald Reagan campaign rally in 1984. This doesn't make me a brain-dead drooler.

101 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:27:47pm

re: #100 darthstar

Full disclosure: I attended a Ronald Reagan campaign rally in 1984. This doesn't make me a brain-dead drooler.

That's okay. We all have some skeletons in our closet.

102 allegro  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:31:44pm

re: #100 darthstar

Full disclosure: I attended a Ronald Reagan campaign rally in 1984. This doesn't make me a brain-dead drooler.

Oh yeah? Well I went to see him and hear him speak at Bradley University in 1972. Even shook his hand on the way out. So there. :P

103 jaunte  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:31:48pm

re: #99 thedopefishlives

I like the way Loesch pretends not to know who Debbie Schlussel is.

104 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:37:54pm

re: #103 jaunte

I like the way Loesch pretends not to know who Debbie Schlussel is.

I'm surprised someone didn't break out a misogynist smear.

105 Cheechako  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:41:43pm

re: #100 darthstar

Full disclosure: I attended a Ronald Reagan campaign rally in 1984. This doesn't make me a brain-dead drooler.

So, I went to a Harry Truman rally in 1947. I was 5, but still remember the event. I was impressed by all the police on rooftops holding rifles.

106 Mich-again  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:43:51pm

re: #53 Killgore Trout

The lesson Obama taught me is the differences aren't as big as we sometimes imagine. I think that's a good thing. I don't see Mitt as a radical, sociopath, compulsive liar, elitist, etc. I don't think he'd do a better job than Obama but the country won't fall into the sea if he's inaugurated.

I can not envision Mitt standing up to the Tea Party or the Religious Right who will remind him every day that he owes his presidency to them. They will force him to pull the USA further right into the ditch.

107 Kragar  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:46:35pm

re: #106 Mich-again

I can not envision Mitt standing up to the Tea Party or the Religious Right who will remind him every day that he owes his presidency to them. They will force him to pull the USA further right into the ditch.

I can't imagine Mitt standing up to anyone.

108 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:46:46pm
109 Mich-again  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:50:48pm

re: #75 Kragar

I like this quote from the judge..

“Those who speak with loud voices cannot be surprised if they become part of the story.”

110 Mich-again  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:55:57pm

re: #108 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

Oh that Debbie Schlussel versus Dana Loesch fued is really heating up now.. Better fire up the bus to the Twitter Gulag, more passengers coming soon.

111 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:58:28pm

LOOOL

112 jaunte  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:59:43pm

re: #110 Mich-again

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most rabidly conservative of them all?"

113 Mich-again  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:59:45pm
114 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:59:52pm

re: #111 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

For some reason when I post 2 twitter links, the first one gets eaten. This was was to go before Debbie's:

115 Mich-again  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:00:13pm

Popcorn! Peanuts!

116 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:01:16pm

re: #114 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

Um. This one just doesn't seem to work.

117 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:01:44pm

re: #116 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

OK, dehttpized:

twitter.com/DLoesch/status/209759276690976768

118 Mich-again  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:02:36pm

Damn you autocorrect..

@DLoesch @DebbieSchlussel is a nobody who goes after every1 who disagrees w/her. She went after my fellow colleges PamGeller& Robert Spencer

119 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:03:39pm

re: #117 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

Ah, she deleted it, but it still shows up in the "show conversation" thing nd even the link can be copied. Weird. Here's what it was:

Dana Loesch ‏@DLoesch

@DebbieSchlussel Why are you lying about me, progressive?
Expand

Reply
Retweet
Favorite

120 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:08:40pm

Progressive as an insult, neat.

121 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:09:24pm

"- Don't talk to me, you social conservative!
- No, you're a social conservative and a poopiehead!"

122 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:09:51pm

re: #121 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

"- Don't talk to me, you social conservative!
- No, you're a social conservative and a poopiehead!"

So, Twitter is basically like the elementary school playground. Maybe I should join.

123 Mich-again  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:11:56pm

It has already escalated to the dreaded "I know what you are but what am I?" How long till its a full blown crawfish in a bucket melee..

124 Sheila Broflovski  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:15:13pm

re: #123 Mich-again

[Embedded content] It has already escalated to the dreaded "I know what you are but what am I?" How long till its a full blown crawfish in a bucket melee..

You're a progressive!

No you are!

Am not!

Are too!

I'm rubber and you're glue!

125 Amory Blaine  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:18:09pm

Twitter allows the id to roam free.

126 Amory Blaine  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:18:21pm

Mooo.

127 Interesting Times  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:20:29pm

re: #74 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

The court is conservative enough as it is, thanks to the Bush voters. Of course, Kennedy is a moderate conservative and if replaced with a wingnut they will try to force through some more unpalatable things. The Supreme Court is, in fact, one of the main arguments to vote for Obama - "It's the Supreme Court, Stupid" as one DailyKos nick says.

Or, if you want in in convenient chart form...

128 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:20:31pm

re: #123 Mich-again

It has already escalated to the dreaded "I know what you are but what am I?" How long till its a full blown crawfish in a bucket melee..

It's as bad as watching the Twoofers fight amongst each other. "You're a government disinfo agent." "Yeah, well, YOU'RE a COINTELPRO agent!"

129 Sheila Broflovski  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:20:57pm

I'm kind of enjoying this cat fight.

Wasn't Dana Loesch calling Eric Boehlert an "Anti-Semite" for some reason which I have never figured out.

130 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:22:44pm

"- STFU, anarcho-syndicalist!
- I'm hearing this from an anarcho-syndicalist, and a totalitarian one at that!"

131 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:23:57pm

walls sanded and primed. area cleaned. dogs fed, watered and pooped.

Ready to wallpaper when dried.

tomorrow.

What have you-all been doing while I've been working?

132 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:24:38pm

re: #131 ggt

walls sanded and primed. area cleaned. dogs fed, watered and pooped.

Ready to wallpaper when dried.

tomorrow.

What have you-all been doing while I've been working?

Fun.

133 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:25:03pm

re: #131 ggt

walls sanded and primed. area cleaned. dogs fed, watered and pooped.

Ready to wallpaper when dried.

tomorrow.

What have you-all been doing while I've been working?

Driving home, mostly. It takes up an inordinate amount of time.

134 Lidane  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:25:33pm

Today has not been pleasant or fun. Ended up in the ER with these horrible chest pains that felt like an Alien was going to burst out of me. Lucky for me, my heart and bloodwork are both fine. It turned out to be a peptic ulcer. Holy shit this hurts. Ow. I couldn't even sleep laying down last night. I had to sit up in bed to get any rest at all.

I'm going to take my meds and call it a night early. Later all.

135 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:26:58pm

re: #134 Lidane

Today has not been pleasant or fun. Ended up in the ER with these horrible chest pains that felt like an Alien was going to burst out of me. Lucky for me, my heart and bloodwork are both fine. It turned out to be a peptic ulcer. Holy shit this hurts. Ow. I couldn't even sleep laying down last night. I had to sit up in bed to get any rest at all.

I'm going to take my meds and call it a night early. Later all.

Yeah, I've heard nothing but bad things about those. Get well!

136 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:26:58pm

re: #134 Lidane

Today has not been pleasant or fun. Ended up in the ER with these horrible chest pains that felt like an Alien was going to burst out of me. Lucky for me, my heart and bloodwork are both fine. It turned out to be a peptic ulcer. Holy shit this hurts. Ow. I couldn't even sleep laying down last night. I had to sit up in bed to get any rest at all.

I'm going to take my meds and call it a night early. Later all.

I ended-up in the ER once for similar symptoms. Not as bad as yours, just acid reflux. I did learn that entire medical system is designed to respond to a person with chest pains.

Sorry about your ulcer.

137 Mich-again  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:27:13pm

re: #134 Lidane

Rest up and take care.

138 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:27:14pm

re: #134 Lidane

Damn. Hope you'll be better by tomorrow. Have a good rest.

139 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:29:42pm

re: #129 Learned Mother of Zion

I'm kind of enjoying this cat fight.

Wasn't Dana Loesch calling Eric Boehlert an "Anti-Semite" for some reason which I have never figured out.

I think that was related to the "Israel Firster" thing with MJ Rosenberg.

140 Mich-again  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:31:54pm

And for the record I really really dislike both Debbie Schlussel and Dana Loesch so I am enjoying this quite a bit. I hope it goes on for days..

141 Interesting Times  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:38:29pm

re: #140 Mich-again

And for the record I really really dislike both Debbie Schlussel and Dana Loesch so I am enjoying this quite a bit. I hope it goes on for days..

Did you know Debbie Schlussel is a movie critic too?

I also wanna know when Snow White became a vehicle for pro-Muslim propaganda. The only people who are kind to Snow White and a male ally are a group of people whose women wear niqabs (full-ninja Muslim face-veils) and whose men wear kufis (Muslim hats). And they become victims for helping her. Of course, my surprise at this stopped when I noted that one of three screenplay authors is named Hossein Amini.

142 Sheila Broflovski  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:43:21pm

re: #139 Killgore Trout

I think that was related to the "Israel Firster" thing with MJ Rosenberg.

MJ is a douche, a dweeb, and a dumbass but he is not an anti-Semite.

143 Kragar  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:47:53pm

Mixed emotions right now. Stayed home to take care of some business around the house. My wife's friend has been giving them free Japanese lessons so they can read, write and speak it. She seems like a nice enough person. The troubling part, she's using a religious based lesson plan. I heard some of the translations and it sounds like a load of fundamentalist crap. Not wanting to cause a scene, but going to need to talk to my wife and kids after the lesson.

144 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:00:30pm

One of judges in the Breivik case:

Image: xU7IT7PYs78LR1nKiHOFdgU3c-4uiWjIQBZAM7GBvJPg.jpg

145 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:06:33pm

re: #144 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

One of judges in the Breivik case:

Image: xU7IT7PYs78LR1nKiHOFdgU3c-4uiWjIQBZAM7GBvJPg.jpg

What's he looking @?

146 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:07:24pm

re: #145 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

Card game.

147 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:09:17pm

re: #122 thedopefishlives

So, Twitter is basically like the elementary school playground. Maybe I should join.

You can enjoy it immensely & learn a lot. Just avoid the idiots like the plague, you'll be fine.

148 bratwurst  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:12:26pm

re: #143 Kragar

Mixed emotions right now. Stayed home to take care of some business around the house. My wife's friend has been giving them free Japanese lessons so they can read, write and speak it. She seems like a nice enough person. The troubling part, she's using a religious based lesson plan. I heard some of the translations and it sounds like a load of fundamentalist crap. Not wanting to cause a scene, but going to need to talk to my wife and kids after the lesson.

I have taught about 15,000 hours of language lessons over the last 20 years. I would admit to subversively injecting left-of-center politics and love for baseball and soccer into my work, but never once religion. I would not like what you describe one bit.

149 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:15:48pm
150 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:15:59pm

re: #147 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

You can enjoy it immensely & learn a lot. Just avoid the idiots like the plague, you'll be fine.

Eh. I stay away from it as a matter of principle. Less for potential employers to wade through if I need to be re-employed at some point in the future.

151 jaunte  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:16:33pm

Urtweet of the Chaldees

152 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:17:08pm

re: #149 Charles Johnson

Good evening, esteemed master of the Twitter Gulag. How are things upon the left coast?

...Surely it's no coincidence that you live on the LEFT coast.

153 jaunte  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:19:47pm

"Over all, the picture for America in 2012 bears a stunning resemblance to the great mistake of 1937, when F.D.R. prematurely slashed spending, sending the U.S. economy — which had actually been recovering fairly fast until that point — into the second leg of the Great Depression. In F.D.R.’s case, however, this was an unforced error, since he had a solidly Democratic Congress. In President Obama’s case, much though not all of the responsibility for the policy wrong turn lies with a completely obstructionist Republican majority in the House."

154 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:21:20pm

Justin
@shitmydadsays

"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the fucking irony in that."

155 Kragar  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:26:21pm

re: #148 bratwurst

I have taught about 15,000 hours of language lessons over the last 20 years. I would admit to subversively injecting left-of-center politics and love for baseball and soccer into my work, but never once religion. I would not like what you describe one bit.

Nothing subversive here, its a straight up religious based lesson plan.

I just talked to the kids and my wife, stressing to learn the language, be respectful of the teacher, and that the stories are just make believe. I'll be keeping a much closer eye on what they're reading.

On the bright side, so far, they've used their Japanese language skills to read Helsing, Bleach, and DeathNote in the original Japanese, and watching anime without English dubbing or subtitles.

156 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:29:34pm

re: #155 Kragar

Nothing subversive here, its a straight up religious based lesson plan.

I just talked to the kids and my wife, stressing to learn the language, be respectful of the teacher, and that the stories are just make believe. I'll be keeping a much closer eye on what they're reading.

On the bright side, so far, they've used their Japanese language skills to read Helsing, Bleach, and DeathNote in the original Japanese, and watching anime without English dubbing or subtitles.

The teach probably isn't into anime. That would be awesome.

157 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:30:31pm

re: #156 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

The teach probably isn't into anime. That would be awesome.

Anime is of teh debbil.

158 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:32:50pm

re: #157 thedopefishlives

Yah, probably.

159 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 5:34:48pm

Who posted the cat helicopter earlier. I love cats but damn, that is an amazing thing on so many levels. Only one person I showed freaked out. (not the most grounded of folks IMO)

160 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 6:03:43pm

re: #159 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

Who posted the cat helicopter earlier. I love cats but damn, that is an amazing thing on so many levels. Only one person I showed freaked out. (not the most grounded of folks IMO)

Had a friend of mine at work who was dying of laughter over that. Of course, he's a little on the odd side to begin with.

161 Gus  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 6:20:52pm

re: #113 Mich-again

[Embedded content]

Fellow "colleges"? Pam Geller and Robert Spencer are institutes of higher learning?

162 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 6:21:10pm

re: #122 thedopefishlives

So, Twitter is basically like the elementary school playground. Maybe I should join.

it's like a faster BBS, or usenet with fewer characters

people forget how savage usenet was!

163 uk ultraviolet  Mon, Jun 4, 2012 11:57:16pm

re: #32 Killgore Trout

I love that site. It's like a right-wing version of the Poutraged Left that keeps attacking Obama for being just like Bush. This comment really summed that up:

[Romney] gets elected and tells the rest of real conservatives to go suck lemons. Just watch.

Still have to vote for him over the other guy, though. Lessor or two evils.

Vote Team Romney: Driving America into Tyranny slower than the other Guy!

164 uk ultraviolet  Tue, Jun 5, 2012 12:02:24am

re: #51 Expand Your Ground

Good point. So it probably won't matter if we vote for Obama or Romney. They're all the same.

//

In the economic sense, yes, they are beholden to the same moneyed interests.

Really? You are going with "The economic policies Obama is following, and that the Republicans are doing everything in their power to block, and that turned the economy around after Bush completely wrecked it, are exactly the same as Bush's economic policies"?

165 Patricia Kayden  Tue, Jun 5, 2012 10:07:47am

If this is how Breitbartlians want to spend their time until November, that's fine with me. They can't get any crazier than what they are now anyways.


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Don't ya hate it when that happens? You feel so short for a month. Anoles are curious little lizards capable of ditching their tails when they feel threatened. This self-amputation, called autotomy, takes about 25 days for the tail to ...

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CriticalDragon1177
Io9 - Everything You Need To Know About Lemuria, The Lost Continent Of Lemurs
Esther Inglis-Arkell talks about the weirdest lost continent myth, I've ever heard. Its the only one I know of that ever included giant telepathic lemurs. No seriously! In 1858 a young zoologist, playing around with an idea, came up with ...

1 week, 4 days ago
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 Frank says:

Get smart and I'll f*ck you over, sayeth The Lord.