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1 Ben G. Hazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:05:08pm

Nuke it from orbit...it's the only way to be sure.

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2 Obdicut  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:08:20pm

Everything's gone to hell since we stopped using COBOL.

3 Kragar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:08:35pm

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4 Lidane  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:08:55pm
5 erik_t  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:10:36pm

We're having computer problems and Charles tries to improve things by throwing up a GOTO... sigh.

Things are sure to get worse before they get better.

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6 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:10:38pm

re: #4 Lidane

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Looks good going into the final stretch.

7 Mattand  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:11:30pm

re: #2 Obdicut

Everything's gone to hell since we stopped using COBOL.

People need to program with this instead.

8 RadicalModerate  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:11:59pm

Today I did my part for the democratic process and voted.

Even though, as a north Texas resident, that voice is pretty much a lonely whisper in a Tea Party-fueled derpstorm.

For those who need to ask, I didn't vote for a single Republican candidate, and will not do so until they disassociate themselves from the clutches of the theocrats and neo-Confederates who are currently in control of the party.

9 lawhawk  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:12:13pm

re: #2 Obdicut

Everything's gone to hell since we stopped usingleft COBOLKobol.

Fixed /

10 Bulworth  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:12:16pm
GOP firm We Ask America has Obama up 1 in VA, 4 in OH, 7 in WI. Baldwin up in WI. weaskamerica.com/2012/11/02/hot...
— Steve Singiser (@stevesingiser) November 2, 2012

Skewed! /

11 Kragar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:12:26pm

Science proves Heaven is hotter than Hell.

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12 Bulworth  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:13:35pm
Tea Party-fueled derpstorm

An excellently descriptive term I intend to plagiarize.

14 garhighway  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:14:38pm

re: #4 Lidane

From now on They Won't Ask America.

15 darthstar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:15:02pm
16 SpaceJesus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:15:11pm

Reuters poll says Obama is +3 in VA

17 The Ghost of a Flea  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:15:47pm

Somebody Told A Guy Obama’s Columbia GPA Was Only 2.6, Daily Caller Takes 4 Pages To Explain

In 2004, after Obama’s successful speech at that year’s Democratic convention, a Columbia University official told him Barack Obama’s GPA, he explained to TheDC.

“This person told me that he [Obama] was a pre-law, poli-sci major, had a lot of incompletes, and as best could be determined after sorting through the incompletes, had a GPA of 2.6,” said the businessman, a former Marine Corps combat veteran.

See? And he’s a Marine, so to question this report is to Hate the Troops! It also makes perfect sense that a Columbia official would have looked up Obama’s records, calculated his GPA (adjusting it downward by “sorting through the incompletes”), and then tell an acquaintance about it, because the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 totally has an exception for really good gossip. Also, we hate to be all math-y, but if you reach a cumulative GPA of 2.6 after “a lot of incompletes,” doesn’t that mean that you kind of had a pretty high number to start with? But, hey, either way plays into delightful stereotypes: He’s either pretty dumb, or he’s so lazy he didn’t bother to finish his classes!

18 ghazidor  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:16:20pm

The Blackmail Caucus

If President Obama is re-elected, health care coverage will expand dramatically, taxes on the wealthy will go up and Wall Street will face tougher regulation. If Mitt Romney wins instead, health coverage will shrink substantially, taxes on the wealthy will fall to levels not seen in 80 years and financial regulation will be rolled back.

Given the starkness of this difference, you might have expected to see people from both sides of the political divide urging voters to cast their ballots based on the issues. Lately, however, I’ve seen a growing number of Romney supporters making a quite different argument. Vote for Mr. Romney, they say, because if he loses, Republicans will destroy the economy.

19 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:17:28pm

The new comments counter is turned off temporarily.

20 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:19:41pm

re: #16 SpaceJesus

Reuters poll says Obama is +3 in VA

Sounds perfectly plausible to me. Romney's anti government rhetoric really isn't going to work in the population centers here where a lot of people work for the federal government. Plus we're pretty socially liberal too.

21 ghazidor  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:21:04pm

re: #15 darthstar

fox is hosting michael brown to criticize response to sandy. no, really. no. really. no. no. no. really.

I'm sure they introduced him by saying..."as the person with perhaps the worlds most experience at leading a botched relief effort, we wanted to know his opinion of the Obama administrations efforts," right?

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22 lawhawk  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:21:19pm

DHS Napolitano in Staten Island; complaints that it took 4 days to make it to Staten Island - particularly against FEMA and Red Cross.

There's merit to that - Staten Island was among the hardest hit areas, and the resources haven't been brought to bear nearly as well as they should have. They need to "fill the zone" with help.

And the weather's turning colder heading into the weekend and next week.

NYC harbor is once again reopened. That's a huge help - marine traffic was shut after the storm because the USCG found unsafe conditions - channel bouys had to be relocated/remarked. Once the situation was deemed safe, they could reopen to traffic, including tankers with oil/gas.

Right now, there's potential for a Nor'easter on Wednesday. More to follow.

23 SpaceJesus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:22:04pm

re: #20 HappyWarrior

"We Ask America" (a conservative polling outfit) has the following up:

OHIO - Obama 50.2%, Romney 45.8%
VIRGINA - Obama 48.5%, Romney 47.6%

[Link: weaskamerica.com...]

24 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:22:28pm

OK... LGF Pages posting is open again.

We're running fine right now, but I had to completely disable the repeating Ajax script. With the traffic surge from Reddit and Facebook, it was causing connection pileups.

25 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:22:49pm

re: #15 darthstar

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Yes, let's hear what the poster boy for disaster mismanagement has to say and ignore what the governor of the state impacted most has to say about the president's response. I wonder if Chris Christie is thinking to himself "Fuck, I don't want anything to do with these psychos anymore."

26 lawhawk  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:24:17pm

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27 Sionainn  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:26:23pm

re: #22 lawhawk

DHS Napolitano in Staten Island; complaints that it took 4 days to make it to Staten Island - particularly against FEMA and Red Cross.

There's merit to that - Staten Island was among the hardest hit areas, and the resources haven't been brought to bear nearly as well as they should have. They need to "fill the zone" with help.

And the weather's turning colder heading into the weekend and next week.

NYC harbor is once again reopened. That's a huge help - marine traffic was shut after the storm because the USCG found unsafe conditions - channel bouys had to be relocated/remarked. Once the situation was deemed safe, they could reopen to traffic, including tankers with oil/gas.

Right now, there's potential for a Nor'easter on Wednesday. More to follow.

Was Staten Island supposed to be evacuated?

28 blueraven  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:26:31pm

re: #18 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You

The Blackmail Caucus

Yes, when a child holds their breath until they get what they want, a parent should always give them more candy. /

29 Bulworth  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:29:43pm
DHS Napolitano in Staten Island; complaints that it took 4 days to make it to Staten Island - particularly against FEMA and Red Cross.

And they're going ahead with the Marathon, which sounds really crazy to me.

30 Kragar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:33:39pm

Hold the phones, we've got a real candidate just in time;

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31 Lidane  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:36:53pm
32 lawhawk  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:37:07pm

re: #27 Sionainn

NYC evacuated Zone A areas.

Mind you, the Zone A was meant for Cat 1 storms.

Sandy may have been a Cat 1 storm by wind speed, but the storm surge was closer to a Cat 3 marginal Cat 4 storm, pushing water into Zone B and C areas.

But not everyone wanted to leave those areas.

That's where some of the problems mount.

33 Lidane  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:37:37pm

re: #30 Kragar

Hold the phones, we've got a real candidate just in time;

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His White House press conferences would be hilarious and awesome. Heh.

34 The Ghost of a Flea  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:37:38pm

Barton: Administration Allowed Libya Attack as 'Perfect Set-Up' for Passing Laws to Criminalize Criticism of Islam

Today on "WallBuilders Live," David Barton said that, based on recent discussions he held with members of Congress, he now believes that the Obama administration allowed the attack in Benghazi, Libya to take place because it would be "the perfect set-up" to pass anti-blasphemy laws aimed at protecting Islam:

Remember, folks, he wrote the Republican Party's 2012 platform.

35 The Ghost of a Flea  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:38:24pm

re: #31 Lidane

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Bruce is awesome, but George needs to be the top of that bill.

36 freetoken  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:38:42pm

We saw yesterday that the RNC is already hauling out the FRAUD!! excuse at a national level.

And in the specific races it's already happening too:


McMahon’s camp seeks court order over New Haven ballot numbers

The campaign of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon is seeking an emergency court order requiring the city’s registrar of voters to certify how many ballots she has ordered for the election, but the official said she ordered enough for 110 percent of the voter list and state officials have that information.

Todd Abrajano, spokesman for McMahon, said they tried to get that information from New Haven, but were not able to get an answer “to our satisfaction.” He said New Haven was the only municipality that had not filed a certified document indicating how many ballots it has ordered for Tuesday’s election with the secretary of the state’s office.

New Haven Republican Registrar of Voters Rae Tramontano said the city did miss the deadline, but put the information in an email to the secretary of the state’s office and followed up by mailing a hard copy listing the number of ballots ordered for each of the 40 polling stations.

[...]

“Abiding by state law and ensuring the integrity of elections should be the top priority of all municipal election officials,” McMahon campaign manager Corry Bliss said in a statement. “The voters of Connecticut deserve to know their elections will be fair and transparent so they can trust the outcome. Our campaign has attempted to work directly with election officials in the City of New Haven to certify polling places will have enough ballots on November 6 as required by state statute.”

[...]

But, it looks like it'll backfire:

[Republican] Tramantano said she explained the situation to the McMahon campaign. “We’re good. This is petty stuff. I’m so mad at these people,” Tramontano said. “I’m getting so mad at them, I might not vote for her.”

Hehehe.

BTW, Nate Silver gives McMahon something like a 12% likelihood of winning.

37 Kragar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:39:45pm

re: #33 Lidane

His White House press conferences would be hilarious and awesome. Heh.

"My common sense is tingling."

38 Sionainn  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:40:48pm

re: #32 lawhawk

NYC evacuated Zone A areas.

Mind you, the Zone A was meant for Cat 1 storms.

Sandy may have been a Cat 1 storm by wind speed, but the storm surge was closer to a Cat 3 marginal Cat 4 storm, pushing water into Zone B and C areas.

But not everyone wanted to leave those areas.

That's where some of the problems mount.

I don't feel sorry for people who have been told to evacuate, but they refuse to leave, thinking they'll just ride it out, and then end up calling for help because it was way rougher than they ever imagined. I guess I'm a bitch, but they can deal with the repercussions of their decision on their own and quit tying up responders and resources who have better things to do than deal with a bunch of bozos.

39 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:41:16pm

re: #15 darthstar

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Really?

40 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:42:01pm
41 garhighway  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:42:15pm

re: #32 lawhawk

NYC evacuated Zone A areas.

Mind you, the Zone A was meant for Cat 1 storms.

Sandy may have been a Cat 1 storm by wind speed, but the storm surge was closer to a Cat 3 marginal Cat 4 storm, pushing water into Zone B and C areas.

But not everyone wanted to leave those areas.

That's where some of the problems mount.

My office building was in zone A. It took four feet of water and will be out of action for 2 - 4 weeks, as water got to the building's mechanicals in the basement. There's a whole lot of building managers out there trying to get phone guys, electricians, elevator people and other skilled trades into those buildings. Those people will be very busy for a long time.

42 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:43:31pm

re: #17 The Ghost of a Flea

Somebody Told A Guy Obama’s Columbia GPA Was Only 2.6, Daily Caller Takes 4 Pages To Explain

I don't understand 'as best as can be determined'. College GPAs aren't some kind of mystery, they put them on the transcripts.

43 JRCMYP  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:44:03pm

I know of a couple of people who are deferring their spot in the marathon until next year. They are afraid of 1. Being disrespectful toward NYers who may not want them there and 2. Being an asshole.

44 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:44:04pm

re: #20 HappyWarrior

Sounds perfectly plausible to me. Romney's anti government rhetoric really isn't going to work in the population centers here where a lot of people work for the federal government. Plus we're pretty socially liberal too.

Virginia is often swingy, but they went for Obama last time, didn't they?

45 JRCMYP  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:44:43pm

re: #31 Lidane

Image: campbell_takei2012.png

Hail to the King, Baby!

46 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:45:09pm

Well, looks like the method I'm using to poll the server to find the number of new comments, and the pageviews and Twitter clicks, is going to have to be re-designed. When we get hit with a surge of traffic from somewhere like Reddit or Facebook (today we had both), the repeating Javascript code that runs every five seconds, in every logged in user's browser, is causing logjams in the database.

Under normal traffic it works fine, but when there are suddenly thousands more people trying to get in the connections start piling up. As soon as I disabled that repeating script, things started running just fine.

So, I have a plan to fix it.

47 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:45:53pm

re: #25 HappyWarrior

Yes, let's hear what the poster boy for disaster mismanagement has to say and ignore what the governor of the state impacted most has to say about the president's response. I wonder if Chris Christie is thinking to himself "Fuck, I don't want anything to do with these psychos anymore."

I think Chris Christie is thinking "Holy Fuck, my state is underwater, and people are rowing down the freeway. We have rats, and destroyed infrastructure, and massive property damage, and loss of life. Someone see if they can get the president back on the phone."

That's because Chris Christie actually seems to be aware of what his frickin' job is.

48 Schadenfreude 'r' Us  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:46:13pm

re: #11 Kragar

Science proves Heaven is hotter than Hell.

Image: KkU1_h9Zl0iOspKR2krSsQ2.png

I've never seen it as a chart, but I first heard that argument around 1969. I must be getting old....

49 erik_t  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:46:42pm

re: #42 SanFranciscoZionist

I don't understand 'as best as can be determined'. College GPAs aren't some kind of mystery, they put them on the transcripts.

I don't understand birthers. Citizenship isn't some kind of mystery, they put it on the birth certificate.

50 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:48:26pm

re: #38 Sionainn

I don't feel sorry for people who have been told to evacuate, but they refuse to leave, thinking they'll just ride it out, and then end up calling for help because it was way rougher than they ever imagined. I guess I'm a bitch, but they can deal with the repercussions of their decision on their own and quit tying up responders and resources who have better things to do than deal with a bunch of bozos.

Told to evacuate and able to evacuate are different things. I know a guy whose aunt survived Katrina only because his girlfriend was visiting, and while the elderly lady dithered and worried, girlfriend told her that they were leaving and going to girlfriend's house in Boston in half an hour, and where was the cat carrier?

If her nephew had not been dating this woman, and if this woman were not the sort to drop by to visit an old lady, Auntie would be dead.

51 Bulworth  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:50:12pm
Today on "WallBuilders Live," David Barton said that, based on recent discussions he held with members of Congress, he now believes that the Obama administration allowed the attack in Benghazi, Libya to take place because it would be "the perfect set-up" to pass anti-blasphemy laws aimed at protecting Islam:

I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. Other than Derp.

52 Lidane  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:50:51pm

re: #37 Kragar

"My common sense is tingling."

"The day my father Odin banished me from Asgard, I was bitten by a vampire and had radioactive waste dumped into my eyes. To make matters worse, my mutant ability to control weather activated just as I was hit by a blast of gamma radiation. Nah, actually, I got this way by volunteering for the Weapon X program. They promised to cure my cancer. And they cured it all right, by giving me an outrageous healing factor. Then they labeled me psychotic and tossed me into a prison lab. So I escaped and became what some people might call a 'mercenary'. I prefer the title 'cleaner of the gene pool.'"

53 Bulworth  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:51:13pm
I don't understand 'as best as can be determined'. College GPAs aren't some kind of mystery, they put them on the transcripts.

$%^&* college GPA's! How do they $%^*# work?

54 lawhawk  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:51:16pm

NYC teachers had to report to work today with expectation of school on Monday, but it was a total waste of time for everyone involved.

55 ghazidor  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:51:50pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

So, I have a plan to fix it.

Will we have to buy our own refresh hamsters?

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56 Sionainn  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:52:14pm

re: #50 SanFranciscoZionist

Told to evacuate and able to evacuate are different things. I know a guy whose aunt survived Katrina only because his girlfriend was visiting, and while the elderly lady dithered and worried, girlfriend told her that they were leaving and going to girlfriend's house in Boston in half an hour, and where was the cat carrier?

If her nephew had not been dating this woman, and if this woman were not the sort to drop by to visit an old lady, Auntie would be dead.

I understand that. It sounds like in New York that was a case of people not being able to evacuate, but more along the lines of being "tough" and riding it out just because. Maybe I've missed something.

57 The Ghost of a Flea  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:54:24pm

re: #42 SanFranciscoZionist

I don't understand 'as best as can be determined'. College GPAs aren't some kind of mystery, they put them on the transcripts.

The way I look at it, the Caller's case is constructed to hit as many slurs and dog whistles as possible, not to build a case based on research. I mean, it's third person hearsay to start with, involves an illegal disclosure, and makes it sound like they need that pendant from Raiders of the Lost Ark to figure out a GPA. To me, it seems like someone trying to sound plausible about a subject they don't know, and thus throw in jargon and unnecessary detail.

58 prairiefire  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:54:43pm

re: #26 lawhawk

[Link: t.co...]

That sucks. My heart goes out to the mother on Staten Island who lost her 2 and 4 year old little boys to the flood waters when they were trying to drive out in their SUV. She spent the night of the storm crawling over fences, searching everywhere for them. She stayed the rest of the night on the porch of an abandoned home.
She is going to have a real hard time of it.

59 Bulworth  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:55:23pm
it would be "the perfect set-up" to pass anti-blasphemy laws aimed at protecting Islam:

Anti-blasphemy laws? Why would a gang of secular gay atheist humanists want to pass "anti-blasphemy laws"?

60 dragonath  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:55:24pm

I've been watching that Romney interview again, and all the anti-Mormon comments on Youtube are bothering me. I have a big problem with his embrace of Skousen's end times eschatology, but I don't hold anything against his religious preference.

Romney is more like Obama than he would ever care to admit. He has been appointed as a "leader" of something that is outside the experience and knowledge zone of most of middle America. I'd like to think the country is past this, but it isn't.

Which is why I think that video is so damning to him. The negative reactions we are seeing are what would happen to Obama if he lost his cool. If the same thing happened to Obama in relation to church or race, we'd never hear the end of the "Angry Black Man" meme.

61 SanFranciscoZionist  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:56:14pm

re: #56 Sionainn

I understand that. It sounds like in New York that was a case of people not being able to evacuate, but more along the lines of being "tough" and riding it out just because. Maybe I've missed something.

Maybe, I don't really know how things were working.

I do think that if you're told to get out, not getting out is both stupid and potentially murderous toward the people who will have to come and get you if you get in trouble.

62 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:57:55pm

re: #61 SanFranciscoZionist

Maybe, I don't really know how things were working.

I do think that if you're told to get out, not getting out is both stupid and potentially murderous toward the people who will have to come and get you if you get in trouble.

I don't think people really expected the storm to be as bad as it was, or the waters to rise as high as they did.

It reminds of the tsunami in Japan a year and a half ago. I don't think they were prepared for that either.

63 lawhawk  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:57:57pm

re: #41 garhighway

As was mine. Not sure if we're going to be back up and running Monday. But even if the building is open, all the NJ commuters are still screwed as far as rail is concerned. NJ Transit has huge probs.

[Link: www.flickr.com...]

That bridge is the Morgan drawbridge that has been featured on numerous photos from the region. The container on the bridge had to come from somewhere - but my friend who takes that line (NJ Coast) says there's no roads for at least 50 yards - so that container had to float in from somewhere else. Clearing out the boats and container from the bridge are easy. Fixing the drawbridge itself might be much more difficult. It appears to have been knocked off kilter.

My train line apparently still has some flooding and washouts, but it also has problems in Hoboken. The rail yard and terminal have significant damage and washouts. They've got to reset rails w/ballast and fix all the signal systems.

64 garhighway  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:58:16pm

re: #59 Bulworth

Anti-blasphemy laws? Why would a gang of secular gay atheist humanists want to pass "anti-blasphemy laws"?

Because Islam, that's why!

65 Hercules Grytpype-Thynne  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:00:30pm

re: #59 Bulworth

Anti-blasphemy laws? Why would a gang of secular gay atheist humanists want to pass "anti-blasphemy laws"?

Because secular gay atheist humanists are head-over-heels in love with Sharia Law, silly. It fits right into their secular gay atheist humanist agenda. Didn't you listen to that women in the video of the Romney rally? Obama's father was a Muslim and an atheist, so there.

66 Kragar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:00:54pm

re: #52 Lidane

"Bring me more Pop Rocks and Dr. Pepper. Prepare to bathe my monkeys."

67 Kragar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:02:29pm

Todd Akin Compares Criticism of his Remarks to Beheadings by Islamic Extremists

he argued that “political correctness” had caused him to face greater backlash than Bill Clinton, “who was accused of doing something wrong, as opposed to saying something wrong.”

“It surprised me that the saying it wrong almost seems like it’s worse than the doing it wrong,” he said. Clinton, of course, was impeached. And Akin’s comments on abortion and rape are indeed reflected in his actions, such as his attempt to redefine rape and participation in militant anti-abortion rights activism.

He went on to compare criticism of his remarks to decapitation by Islamic extremists: “We see that all the time with [what] the Islamists pull out on us: we’re offended so we’re going to cut your head off.”

68 dragonath  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:03:50pm
69 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:04:23pm

re: #67 Kragar

He went on to compare criticism of his remarks to decapitation by Islamic extremists: “We see that all the time with [what] the Islamists pull out on us: we’re offended so we’re going to cut your head off.”

I'm going to blame him for giving me ideas....

70 freetoken  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:05:05pm

The GOP is slowly fading from being a major political party out here in Golden state:

Calif. voter registration hits record of 18.2 million; Republican Party dips below 30 percent

California has reached an all-time high of 18.2 million registered voters while the number of registered Republicans has fallen below 30 percent, signaling a worrisome decline for the state’s minority party.

In its final update before Tuesday’s general election, the secretary of state’s office announced Friday that the number of registered voters has increased by 950,000 since the 2008 presidential contest. Officials attribute that surge in part to the state’s new online registration system, which helped many young, Democratic-leaning Californians sign up to vote this fall.

That system was seen as a threat to the California Republican Party, which has struggled to maintain voters, let alone add them. The secretary of state announced that Republicans now make up 29.3 percent of the state’s electorate, compared with 31.4 percent in 2008.

The GOP now has about 1.5 million more voters in the state than those registered as having no party preference, previously called decline-to-state voters. Independent voters account for 21 percent of the electorate.

[...]

71 Kragar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:08:22pm

Larry Flynt Declares War On Todd Akin: Prove ‘Legitimate Rape’ And I’ll Give You A Million Bucks

On Sunday, Flynt will run a full-page ad in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch promising a $1 million reward for Akin if the Republican can provide “proof to substantiate” his infamous line, “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down.”

Tongue firmly in cheek, Flynt calls on Akin to back up the statement in his full-page ad.

Please send me evidence that supports your special knowledge that women who are raped will naturally not get pregnant. I assume you would never have ventured such an original statement about women’s reproductive biology, and suggested that women should have no fear of unwanted pregnancy from rapists, unless have in your possession completely conclusive evidence.

72 Mattand  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:10:57pm

re: #68 dragonath

First Wisconsin, now, Iowa:

EXCLUSIVE: Romney Campaign Incorrectly Trains Iowa Poll Watchers To Check For Photo ID

The odds are incredibly remote, but I'm almost hoping someone tries that here in NJ. I'll have them arrested in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, I can see this crap going down next door in Philly, particularly if someone tries to Vote While Being a Minority.

73 The Ghost of a Flea  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:11:44pm

re: #67 Kragar

Todd Akin Compares Criticism of his Remarks to Beheadings by Islamic Extremists

I love how people like Akin imagine that even though they justify policy with personal opinions, that what they say is "personal" somehow should shield them from criticism and insult of the "...and I'll make policy for that personal opinion" component.

Hence, Bill Clinton's blowjob, in spite of not being part of some kind of No Mistress Left Behind initiative, is draw as a comparison to "I promise to use my elected powers to implement this insane, woman-hating opinion I've just uttered."

74 blueraven  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:12:33pm

NY Marathon cancelled

75 Kragar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:13:03pm

re: #74 blueraven

NY Marathon cancelled

Good.

76 lawhawk  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:13:28pm
77 calochortus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:14:04pm

re: #17 The Ghost of a Flea

Somebody Told A Guy Obama’s Columbia GPA Was Only 2.6, Daily Caller Takes 4 Pages To Explain

And yet today, and quite possibly for the next four years, Obama is the president of the US. Deal with it. :-)

78 freetoken  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:14:11pm

AP, still pushing the horse race:


Fierce finish: Romney, Obama sharpen closing lines

Down to a fierce finish, President Barack Obama accused Mitt Romney of scaring voters with lies on Friday, while the Republican challenger warned grimly of political paralysis and another recession if Obama reclaims the White House. Heading into the final weekend, the race's last big report on the economy showed hiring picking up but millions still out of work.

[...]

79 lawhawk  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:14:36pm

That's the right call - delay the marathon and get those resources to where they're really needed. Use the tents and porta-pottys for the local communities that were hard hit (esp. near Fort Wadsworth at the VZB, plus elsewhere on the route.

80 Bulworth  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:15:04pm
NYC Marathon canceled, reports NBC News
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 2, 2012

Amen. Good.

81 makeitstopghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:15:52pm

I'm seeing posts on Facebook claiming that they've called off the NYC Marathon.

Bloomie was being hard-headed about it in his presser today, so I'm thinking that organizers couldn't get the transportation for the runners together. They were supposed to have announced the transport plan this morning but didn't.

82 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:17:43pm
A Clackamas County [Oregon] elections worker is under criminal investigation for tampering with ballots, WW has learned. [That's Willamette Week, not me]

The underlying allegation is that the woman, whose name has not been released, filled in blanks on ballots turned into the county for the Nov. 6 general election.

Sources familiar with the incident say their understanding is that the woman filled in a straight Republican ticket on the ballots where preferences had been left blank by voters.

[...]

83 freetoken  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:19:01pm
84 lawhawk  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:20:39pm

re: #81 makeitstop

Multiple sources are reporting - but the fact is that the marathon should have been postponed from the outset. Postponing early would have gotten attention where it was needed and avoided a logistical nightmare of now dealing with getting those folks first coming in for the race having to turn around.

BTW - Lower East Side is seeing power returned along with the East Village. That's a huge chunk of Manhattan outages. With that power returned, the subways will follow within a couple of hours - including East River Tunnel/Bridge access to some lines.

That's huge.

85 dragonath  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:22:02pm

re: #70 freetoken

Fox News is like Kryptonite to new voters. Why would anyone not yet part of a group join the party of elitist, judgmental bigots? It's such a transparent joke.

86 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:22:16pm

re: #68 dragonath

First Wisconsin, now, Iowa:

EXCLUSIVE: Romney Campaign Incorrectly Trains Iowa Poll Watchers To Check For Photo ID

We discussed poll watchers in my poll worker training yesterday. They are not able to ask the voter _anything_. They can go through the chief inspector only. After the voter has left the building then exit pollers and the like can talk to them, but not in the polling place.

Photo ID can be used to register at the polls, in which case we do have to see it but if already registered, the voter need only say his/her name and address out loud.

87 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:22:17pm

Justice Department to Monitor Polls in 23 States on Election Day

The Justice Department announced today that its Civil Rights Division plans to deploy more than 780 federal observers and department personnel to 51 jurisdictions in 23 states for the Nov. 6, 2012, general election.

Although state and local governments have primary responsibility for administering elections, the Civil Rights Division is charged with enforcing the federal voting rights laws that protect the rights of all citizens to access the ballot on Election Day.

[...]

There's a list there of the counties to be monitored. It includes Maricopa and Pinal Counties in Arizona, and Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties in New Mexico.

88 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:22:20pm

We have a plan.

(That way we don't do anything today)

89 freetoken  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:23:14pm

Can Polls Change Elections?

[...] Some political scientists believe that heavy reporting on opinion polls causes voters to view the campaign as a “horse race,” in which the only objective is to pick the winner.

Polling data also has what psychologists refer to as “normative social effects”: Some people simply don’t like straying from the pack. [...]

90 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:23:33pm

re: #83 freetoken

Adapt or Die

So, a bunch of yellow turtles.

Everybody knows it's turtles all the way down.

91 bratwurst  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:25:47pm
92 freetoken  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:26:17pm

re: #90 b_sharp

Speaking of which:

NASA Worker Not Fired Over Intelligent Design, Judge Says

A California judge has tentatively ruled that a worker fired from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory did not lose his job over his intelligent design beliefs.

[...]

93 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:26:22pm

A Warning For “True the Vote:” Do Not Intimidate Voters

PRESS RELEASE

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being released by Velasquez & Associates on behalf of the undersigned organizations:

An alliance of 21 civil rights, human rights and labor organizations, including the NAACP, the Hispanic Federation and the AFL-CIO, today urged True the Vote and its affiliates to halt immediately its national campaign to assert challenges to the eligibility of voters.

True the Vote, a Texas-based organization, has announced plans to place a million poll watchers around the country, reportedly targeting minority groups and other demographic groups traditionally under-represented in our democracy. The 21 organizations wrote True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht to urge her to dismantle the program, which they called “a sad revival of racially targeted voter suppression that America left behind decades ago.”

[...]

94 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:27:13pm

Glad they're calling out the intimidation bullshit. Fucking disgusting. Sometimes you think we've learned and then you read about crap like that.

95 dragonath  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:27:29pm

re: #70 freetoken

Also, from that article

California Republican Party Chairman Tom Del Beccaro questioned the gains Democrats made this election cycle. Republicans opposed the push to online voter registration because “we didn’t feel there was enough study or safeguards reviewed,” he said.

“We’re going to have to see whether those are valid registrations or actual voters,” Del Beccaro said.

Yeah, because they've done such a good job of that in Virginia and Florida.

96 Schadenfreude 'r' Us  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:27:37pm

re: #67 Kragar

Todd Akin Compares Criticism of his Remarks to Beheadings by Islamic Extremists

...He went on to compare criticism of his remarks to decapitation by Islamic extremists: “We see that all the time with [what] the Islamists pull out on us: we’re offended so we’re going to cut your head off.”

So that thing attached to his neck isn't really a head? That explains a lot.

97 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:28:42pm
98 Bulworth  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:29:04pm
Glad they're calling out the intimidation bullshit. Fucking disgusting. Sometimes you think we've learned and then you read about crap like that.

2 updings.

99 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:29:42pm

re: #67 Kragar

Todd Akin Compares Criticism of his Remarks to Beheadings by Islamic Extremists

"Political correctness?" Dude makes a comment about "legitimate rape" and Todd the fuckface is crying about political correctness. No, Todd, that's not political correctness. That's common decency. Maybe they didn't teach it to you when you were being taught there are such things as legitimate rape in the cesspool where you grew up.

100 Decatur Deb  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:30:21pm

re: #93 wrenchwench

A Warning For “True the Vote:” Do Not Intimidate Voters

We have a few TTV efforts in AL, mostly indistinguishable from Tea Party. Wife and I are certified as poll watchers, but didn't get any special training or info on them. Surprised they'd bother with our 100% Romney rating on Silver.

101 Bulworth  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:30:58pm
“a sad revival of racially targeted voter suppression that America left behind decades ago.”

And they will only get crazier if Obama is re-elected. But they'll get crazier anyway.

102 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:31:21pm

re: #92 freetoken

Speaking of which:

NASA Worker Not Fired Over Intelligent Design, Judge Says

Har de har har har.

Tis to laugh

Loudly

103 dragonath  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:31:33pm

"True Screw the Vote"

104 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:33:19pm

re: #100 Decatur Deb

We have a few TTV efforts in AL, mostly indistinguishable from Tea Party. Wife and I are certified as poll watchers, but didn't get any special training or info on them. Surprised they'd bother with our 100% Romney rating on Silver.

They are the Tea Party. As much as 'the Tea Party' is any one thing. The founders boasted of being Tea Partiers, and I'm sure they recruit from that pool.

105 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:34:02pm

re: #96 Someone Please Beam Me Up!

So that thing attached to his neck isn't really a head? That explains a lot.

He does have a point.

No, really.

It's right there on the top of his head.

106 Daniel Ballard  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:34:48pm

NYC Marathon will be cancelled -- city official

Yup I think the city has it's hands full without trying to do the marathon.

107 blueraven  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:34:50pm

Heh... Dick Morris who has steadily been pimping a GOP landslide...

In The Last Few Hours…Sudden Danger Signs In Polling

108 freetoken  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:35:03pm

And now, for some science:


Discovery of beer gene could improve 'foam character'

Scientists have found the first gene for beer foam, a discovery which they say will help researchers perfect the frothy "head" atop a freshly poured pint.

Researchers from Spain and Australia say they have identified the yeast gene which helps produce the proteins needed to create bubbly foam, in a study published in the journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

"This novel protein is responsible for beer foam stabilization," the researchers wrote. "This report represents the first time that a brewing yeast foaming gene has been cloned and its action fully characterized... Foam quality is an important organoleptic property of beer that directly correlates to consumer appeal."

[...]

Really:

Cloning and Characterization of the Beer Foaming Gene CFG1from Saccharomyces pastorianus

Foam production is an essential characteristic of beer, generated mainly from the proteins present in the malt and, to a minor extent, from the mannoproteins in brewer's yeast cell walls. Here, we describe the isolation and characterization of the novel fermentation gene CFG1 (Carlsbergensis foaming gene) from Saccharomyces pastorianus. CFG1 encodes the cell wall protein Cfg1p, a 105 kDa protein highly homologous to Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell wall mannoproteins, particularly those involved in foam formation, such as Awa1p and Fpg1p. Further characterization of Cfg1p revealed that this novel protein is responsible for beer foam stabilization. This report represents the first time that a brewing yeast foaming gene has been cloned and its action fully characterized.

And here you thought all boffins were boring.

109 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:37:23pm

re: #108 freetoken

And now, for some science:

Discovery of beer gene could improve 'foam character'

Really:

Cloning and Characterization of the Beer Foaming Gene CFG1from Saccharomyces pastorianus

And here you thought all boffins were boring.

Sorry, science has been cancelled because it confuses the hell out of too many old goats.

110 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:38:06pm
111 freetoken  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:39:21pm

re: #109 b_sharp

You'd think that if the lab coat guys could identify the beer-foam gene they could also identify the foaming-wingnut gene too, no?

112 RadicalModerate  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:41:35pm

re: #108 freetoken

Scientists have found the first gene for beer foam, a discovery which they say will help researchers perfect the frothy "head" atop a freshly poured pint.

Researchers from Spain and Australia say they have identified the yeast gene which helps produce the proteins needed to create bubbly foam, in a study published in the journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Any bets whether they got their inspiration from this?

[Link: www.imdb.com...]

113 makeitstopghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:43:15pm

re: #107 blueraven

Heh... Dick Morris who has steadily been pimping a GOP landslide...

In The Last Few Hours…Sudden Danger Signs In Polling

Morris' stupid site nearly crashed my browser.

But because you gotta mock Morris at every opportunity:

We are still likely to win. The undecided vote always goes against the incumbent and all the polling suggests we will be more successful than they will be at turning out our vote. But, early warning signs must be headed.

Idiot.

114 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:45:17pm

re: #110 wrenchwench

[Embedded content]

Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you.

115 bratwurst  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:45:26pm

re: #107 blueraven

Heh... Dick Morris who has steadily been pimping a GOP landslide...

In The Last Few Hours…Sudden Danger Signs In Polling

Even this mouth breathing nitwit can read the writing on the wall...this is him switching over to ass covering mode.

116 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:45:54pm

re: #107 blueraven

Heh... Dick Morris who has steadily been pimping a GOP landslide...

In The Last Few Hours…Sudden Danger Signs In Polling

I guess he's ready to run away from his earlier idiotic assertion that Romney would get 300+ EVs. Read something in the comments on Silver's blog that Gingrich apparently sent out on accident an email that seemed to imply that Newt thinks the election is lost despite the fact Newt said publically on the 25th that he thought Mitt would win in a landslide. I assume behind the public arrogance, there's a lot of doubt especially with the new polls.

117 freetoken  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:46:20pm

re: #115 bratwurst

He's not a nitwit, he's a liar for hire.

118 Obdicut  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:46:28pm

re: #29 Bulworth

And they're going ahead with the Marathon, which sounds really crazy to me.

It's cancelled.

Thank god. The cops and emergency personnel are obviously needed elsewhere.

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

119 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:46:31pm

re: #111 freetoken

You'd think that if the lab coat guys could identify the beer-foam gene they could also identify the foaming-wingnut gene too, no?

Only one foaming product at a time, please.

They chose the right priority.

120 freetoken  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:47:49pm

The FRAUD!! story being pushed by the RNC is being crafted together nicely, with their #1 agency chiming in:


Claims increase of machines switching votes in Ohio, other battlegrounds

121 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:48:05pm

re: #114 b_sharp

Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you.

Nuh uh! You're up in Canada!!

122 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:48:31pm

re: #113 makeitstop

Morris' stupid site nearly crashed my browser.

But because you gotta mock Morris at every opportunity:

Idiot.

I thought the sirens going off my head were from local sources, not loco sources.

123 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:50:34pm

re: #121 wrenchwench

Nuh uh! You're up in Canada!!

Come on up, the water's fine...once you break through the ice.

124 Lidane  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:51:59pm

Hahaha:

125 The Ghost of a Flea  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:52:59pm

'How Can That Be?' More on the 'They Can't Both Be Right' Saga

Fallows on polling issues is worth reading, but the coda (which is actually a quote from a reader) is a bit chilling:

There is an additional, more pernicious aspect to the Fox News-Crossroads-GOP fostering of a Romney-is-winning narrative: de-legitimizing an Obama win. Time and again, the right's narrative toward Obama (and earlier, toward Clinton) has been that his very presidency is illegitimate. (He's not American, he's Kenyan; the unemployment numbers aren't real, they're cooked; Obamacare isn't Romneycare, it's Soviet communism; and on and on.)

126 Obdicut  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:53:13pm

This is my new favorite video. It's about thrift stores. It's a rap about thrift stores.

127 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:54:41pm

re: #124 Lidane

Hahaha:

[Embedded content]

And the follow up:

128 RadicalModerate  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:54:44pm

Just when you thought that Todd Akin couldn't go any lower, he rolls out a TV ad that features - yep, you guessed it - a rape victim.

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

129 freetoken  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:56:02pm

re: #125 The Ghost of a Flea

There is an additional, more pernicious aspect to the Fox News-Crossroads-GOP fostering of a Romney-is-winning narrative: de-legitimizing an Obama win.

They've been trying that for 4 years.

130 RadicalModerate  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:56:22pm

re: #124 Lidane

Hahaha:

[Embedded content]

Five bucks says that the Romney campaign didn't get permission to use that song.

131 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:58:23pm

re: #130 RadicalModerate

Five bucks says that the Romney campaign didn't get permission to use that song.

Heh considering that Steve Stills recently said that Romney scares him more than Nixon did. That's a good bet.

132 Decatur Deb  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:59:27pm

re: #130 RadicalModerate

Five bucks says that the Romney campaign didn't get permission to use that song.

S'OK. They won't do it again.

133 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 2:59:48pm

re: #130 RadicalModerate

Five bucks says that the Romney campaign didn't get permission to use that song.

Have they gotten permission from anybody to play anything?

134 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:00:53pm

re: #130 RadicalModerate

Five 10,000 bucks says that the Romney campaign didn't get permission to use that song.

FTFY

135 Kragar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:01:57pm

re: #133 b_sharp

Have they gotten permission from anybody to play anything?

136 makeitstopghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:04:21pm

re: #126 Obdicut

This is my new favorite video. It's about thrift stores. It's a rap about thrift stores.

[Embedded content]

I love that song. Makes me LAWL.

137 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:04:59pm

re: #118 Obdicut

It's cancelled.

Thank god. The cops and emergency personnel are obviously needed elsewhere.

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

138 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:06:05pm

re: #137 Gus

[Embedded content]

What a loser.

139 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:06:21pm

Another right-wing conspiracy shot down. The other one is from PressTV.

141 RadicalModerate  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:07:54pm

re: #127 wrenchwench

And the follow up:

[Embedded content]

One other thing, that exemplifies the total fail of the Mitt Romney campaign.

Chuck D, the front man for Public Enemy... is a Sunni Muslim.

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

142 Lidane  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:09:01pm

re: #130 RadicalModerate

Five bucks says that the Romney campaign didn't get permission to use that song.

$20 says that the Romney crowd was both confused and offended by a rap song being played at all.

143 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:09:18pm

Before it is News is whacked.

144 AK-47%  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:11:08pm

re: #140 Gus

The other garbage...

UPDATED MUST C – PressTV.com claims Admiral Gaouette under suspicion for planning overthrow of Obama if re-elected!!!!

Derpity derpy do!

This is what I seriously expect to see more of when Obama wins his second term: assholes provoking the government and then when the government reponds to their threats or acts of violence, it will be held up as proof that they want to come and disarm us all and put us in FEMA cams run by lesbian secularist Islamist multiculturalist vegans.

145 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:11:31pm

re: #142 Lidane

$20 says that the Romney crowd was both confused and offended by a rap song being played at all.

Wouldn't shock me. That or they think they're hip because they're hearing rap.

146 Lidane  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:11:46pm
147 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:12:25pm

re: #144 AK-47%

This is what I seriously expect to see more of when Obama wins his second term: assholes provoking the government and then when the government reponds to their threats or acts of violence, it will be held up as proof that they want to come and disarm us all and put us in FEMA cams run by lesbian secularist Islamist multiculturalist vegans.

There used to be this one Paulnut that used to post to that site almost daily.

148 Decatur Deb  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:12:38pm

re: #144 AK-47%

T...snip .. will be held up as proof that they want to come and disarm us all and put us in FEMA cams run by lesbian secularist Islamist multiculturalist vegans.

Saw that movie on real late night Starz.

149 Kragar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:13:01pm

re: #146 Lidane

[Embedded content]

BIG GOVERNMENT REGULATING PRIVATE BUSINESSES!

150 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:14:21pm

re: #142 Lidane

$20 says that the Romney crowd was both confused and offended by a rap song being played at all.

How much does it really take to confuse a pile of old white men?

151 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:14:22pm

Benghazi truthers are full on loco just like the 9/11 truthers. Lots of overlap.

152 AK-47%  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:14:45pm

re: #146 Lidane

I've signed an Exec. Order prohibiting insurance companies from imposing costly hurricane deductibles on NJ homeowners.

Why do you hate the Free Market, governor?

/

153 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:15:18pm

re: #146 Lidane

[Embedded content]

Brilliant progressive move by Christie.

154 Obdicut  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:15:25pm

re: #146 Lidane

Socialism!

Good going, Governor Christie. That's a very nice firm stance on how important good regulation is in the marketplace.

How much longer is he going to stay GOP? I doubt he's going to be well-loved by the nutjobs if he keeps being cool.

Or is he the actual path back to sanity for the GOP? I think his positions on a lot of things suck and he's been willing to pander in the past, but if he stopped pandering to the extremists in his party, I think he might be able to viably have a shot at pulling a real, living GOP out of the current shambling mess that's sinking into the mire.

155 Kragar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:15:42pm

Apparently, the whole election rests on 2 counties in OH

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Change the voting dynamics in those two counties - and there will be a conservative government in this country once again.

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156 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:16:01pm
157 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:16:14pm

re: #151 Gus

Benghazi truthers are full on loco just like the 9/11 truthers. Lots of overlap.

Watch out man, or they'll go all Benghazi on your ass.

158 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:17:18pm

re: #157 b_sharp

Watch out man, or they'll go all Benghazi on your ass.

Yeah. They have a thing about the rear end and one's genitalia.

159 AK-47%  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:17:58pm

re: #154 Obdicut

Or is he the actual path back to sanity for the GOP? I think his positions on a lot of things suck and he's been willing to pander in the past, but if he stopped pandering to the extremists in his party, I think he might be able to viably have a shot at pulling a real, living GOP out of the current shambling mess that's sinking into the mire.

I think that was part of the message behind his praising Obama over Sandy: all but the most ideologically hidebound idiots understand that we need Republicans who can work together with Democrats if we are to succeed as a modern functioning democracy.

160 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:18:46pm

Ugh. I see the "Page Wars" are still going on.

161 Lidane  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:18:52pm

re: #150 b_sharp

How much does it really take to confuse a pile of old white men?

All it takes is a set of lady parts. Just look at all the GOP idiocy over birth control.

162 Decatur Deb  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:20:01pm

re: #150 b_sharp

How much does it really take to confuse a pile of old white men?

ahem.

164 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:21:08pm

Stupid, ignorant, violent, right wing, redneck idiots.

165 Decatur Deb  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:21:41pm

re: #163 Gus

WTF?

Home Depot Founder: Retailers Who Don't Support GOP "Should Be Shot"

Home depot is the Chik-fil-A of wood.

166 Decatur Deb  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:24:10pm

Note that's from 2008--Norm Coleman.

167 kirkspencer  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:24:14pm

Sorta digression. As an adult who has quit games over the rampant sexual verbal abuse this is welcome. [Link: www.dailydot.com...] Paraphrasing what Microsoft says here:

Freedom has consequences. You are free to rape your opponents, to call them whores and b***s. You can ask them if their vaginas hurt, using whatever vulgarity you wish.

And if you do, we are free to permaban you from Halo 4. That's the consequence of your freedom.

Your choice: Play or troll. You can't do both.

168 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:25:32pm

re: #161 Lidane

All it takes is a set of lady parts. Just look at all the GOP idiocy over birth control.

Well they are a bit frightening, with all the power they hold.

169 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:25:50pm

re: #162 Decatur Deb

ahem.

You coughed?

170 Sophist is the VillageGreen Preservation Society  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:25:58pm

re: #14 garhighway

From now on They Won't Ask America.

We Ask America*

*No, Not You, The REAL America

171 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:26:35pm

re: #165 Decatur Deb

Home depot is the Chik-fil-A of wood.

He carries a lot of wood for Romney.

172 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:26:38pm

re: #165 Decatur Deb

Home depot is the Chik-fil-A of wood.

Lowes isn't any better really. I try to only go to local Co-op's Ace instead. Even Wal-fart is better than either of them.

173 Decatur Deb  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:26:39pm

re: #169 b_sharp

You coughed?

Type louder, sonny.

174 AK-47%  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:26:56pm

re: #167 kirkspencer

Freedom also means taking ultimate responsiblity for everything you say and do, for if you are truly free, nobody is coercing you to say or do anything against your will.

We pretty much all get the freedom part with great difficulty, but learning the responsibility part is a bitch...

175 Decatur Deb  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:28:04pm

re: #171 b_sharp

He carries a lot of wood for Romney.

Their real bag is anti-unionism. They're not just agin' em, they spread anti-union programs to other corporations.

176 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:28:14pm

re: #173 Decatur Deb

Type louder, sonny.

Great! Now we have to deal with an 'angry' old white man, sheesh.

177 Hercules Grytpype-Thynne  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:28:59pm

re: #86 William Barnett-Lewis

We discussed poll watchers in my poll worker training yesterday. They are not able to ask the voter _anything_. They can go through the chief inspector only. After the voter has left the building then exit pollers and the like can talk to them, but not in the polling place.

Photo ID can be used to register at the polls, in which case we do have to see it but if already registered, the voter need only say his/her name and address out loud.

I'm guessing the laws vary by state. In Mass. the law states that anybody can issue a challenge at any time. What state did you do your training in?

178 Decatur Deb  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:29:16pm

re: #176 b_sharp

Great! Now we have to deal with an 'angry' old white man, sheesh.

What the hell did you think happened to the Angry Young Men?

179 Obdicut  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:29:18pm

re: #167 kirkspencer

I'm actually a server admin on a L4D2 server that has the same rules. Hell, we ban you for being overly negative towards other players, even without the vulgarity. We, as a gamers group, pay for the server, and we administrate it according to the rules we want. As a result, it's one of the most popular servers in the world. I invite any L4D2 players here to get in there. It's this one:

[Link: www.gametracker.com...]

And my player name is "Fluffy". Just follow the rules if you do go on there, because, well, freedom has consequences.

180 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:29:22pm

re: #173 Decatur Deb

Type louder, sonny.

Debra, I'm damned near as old as snow covered hills, and damn near as white.

181 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:30:03pm

Pathetic.

182 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:30:45pm

re: #178 Decatur Deb

What the hell did you think happened to the Angry Young Men?

Good point.

Excuse me, I think I dropped my staple gun around here somewhere.

183 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:33:46pm

re: #181 Gus

Pathetic.

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184 Jolo5309  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:33:47pm

re: #121 wrenchwench

Nuh uh! You're up in Canada!!

He is in Saskatchewan, so he can legitimately say that (Ottawa is to his right, Alberta to his left).

185 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:34:58pm

re: #183 Gus

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186 Decatur Deb  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:35:09pm

"And there's always a place for the angry young man,
With his fist in the air and his head in the sand.
And he's never been able to learn from mistakes,
He can't understand why his heart always breaks.
His honor is pure and his courage as well,
He's fair and he's true and he's boring as hell!
And he'll go to the grave as an angry old man."

187 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:36:17pm
188 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:37:06pm

re: #177 Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

I'm guessing the laws vary by state. In Mass. the law states that anybody can issue a challenge at any time. What state did you do your training in?

Wisconsin. They can challenge any voter but they have to go through the Chief Inspector, they can not delay the election and they can not see the documents used to verify residency. And if we feel they're disruptive we can bounce them on their assess. The police department is, literally, next door in the same building :)

189 Decatur Deb  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:38:22pm

Evening dogwalk. BBL

190 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:38:30pm

re: #185 Gus

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191 Lidane  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:40:15pm

LIES! Obummer told Bloomberg to cancel! Eleventy!

192 researchok  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:40:46pm

*crickets*

193 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:40:50pm

Listening to Jason Mraz as I build yet another server and talk to friends on LFG.

"He fuckin' did it"

194 Lidane  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:41:48pm

POTUS as a Lizard? Yeah, I could see it. He'd fit in around here, I think.

195 Sophist is the VillageGreen Preservation Society  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:46:18pm
196 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:48:03pm
197 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:49:04pm
198 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:50:36pm
199 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:52:14pm

One more:

200 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:55:45pm
201 Sophist is the VillageGreen Preservation Society  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:55:46pm
202 researchok  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:58:25pm

WW, I saved this for you- it's about NM and the Southwest, among other things.

Fascinating read.

For Hispanic ‘Crypto-Jews,’ lawsuits may follow religious rediscovery

203 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:58:47pm
204 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:01:51pm

Glad Bloomberg cancelled the marathon.

I'm also hoping that the seniors in the high rises all got a visit today.

Heeeey everyone!

205 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:03:27pm

re: #202 researchok

WW, I saved this for you- it's about NM and the Southwest, among other things.

Fascinating read.

For Hispanic ‘Crypto-Jews,’ lawsuits may follow religious rediscovery

Thanks! Fascinating topic.

206 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:04:52pm

re: #203 Gus

Take a deep breath, let it out slowly, and watch this, if you haven't already. Even if you have, watch it again. I'm going to.

207 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:07:54pm

re: #206 wrenchwench

Take a deep breath, let it out slowly, and watch this, if you haven't already. Even if you have, watch it again. I'm going to.

Sounds nice... and funny!

208 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:09:12pm

ICYMI...

Right Wing “Free Beacon” Launches Misogynist Attack on Woman Who Asked Debate Question

Amongst a hundred other wingnut crazy they're known for. So yes, Free Beacon can stuff it.

209 researchok  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:09:25pm

re: #207 Gus


Made me laugh!

210 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:10:02pm

Benghazi!
Er, I mean good Benghazi!
Uh, evening.

211 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:10:04pm

re: #207 Gus

Sounds nice... and funny!

That's the way to deal with rwnj derp overload; singing, dancing, and ridicule.

212 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:12:14pm

re: #210 Varek Raith

Benghazi!
Er, I mean good Benghazi!
Uh, evening.

Tweet it!

213 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:12:15pm

re: #206 wrenchwench

Take a deep breath, let it out slowly, and watch this, if you haven't already. Even if you have, watch it again. I'm going to.

Sooooooooo great. Just what I needed.

Tweeted - hopefully people will click!!

214 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:13:50pm
215 makeitstopghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:16:54pm

re: #206 wrenchwench

Take a deep breath, let it out slowly, and watch this, if you haven't already. Even if you have, watch it again. I'm going to.

Nice!

216 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:16:56pm

re: #214 Gus

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Hell Santorum of all people makes a good point there. If his record was so great, why didn't he run for re-election? He knew he was toast.

217 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:18:23pm

Not sure if Freetoken posted already, but two of the men killed in Benghazi had San Diego roots. Here's an interview with their parents in our right wing fishwrap.

Classic grief combined with very effective brainwashing & propaganda. Read the quotes.

[Link: www.utsandiego.com...]

218 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:20:47pm
219 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:23:11pm

re: #218 wrenchwench

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GOP these past four years has done everything possible to alienate Latino voters. The recent ad that compared Obama to Che, Castro, and Chavez didn't go over well at all apparently and it's easy to see why.

220 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:27:27pm

re: #219 HappyWarrior

GOP these past four years has done everything possible to alienate Latino voters. The recent ad that compared Obama to Che, Castro, and Chavez didn't go over well at all apparently and it's easy to see why.

Yeah. It's hard to single out one thing. They've really covered all the bases when it comes to alienating black people, brown people, female people, poor people, smart people, --hey, I think it's gonna be a landslide for Obama!

221 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:29:58pm

re: #220 wrenchwench

Yeah. It's hard to single out one thing. They've really covered all the bases when it comes to alienating black people, brown people, female people, poor people, smart people, --hey, I think it's gonna be a landslide for Obama!

Of course, then when those groups vote against them. They claim they were hoodwinked by the Democrats or that they're bigots for voting against the GOP. Really hoping Tuesday is an Obama day. Romney doesn't deserve to be president.

222 Obdicut  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:34:01pm

re: #219 HappyWarrior

GOP these past four years has done everything possible to alienate Latino voters. The recent ad that compared Obama to Che, Castro, and Chavez didn't go over well at all apparently and it's easy to see why.

There's also a lot of latinos who came here first as migrant workers of one kind or another, in the food industry, the building trades, and of course the entire agricultural industry. One of the biggest Latino heroes is Cesar Chavez, a labor organizer. So is Corky Gonzales, a community organizer. And so is Jaime Escalante, a (shock) public school teacher-- and he was pretty damn right wing, but he was passionate about the funding and importance of public education.

So when the GOP trash community organizers, public school teachers, and labor leaders, they're really trashing a very large portion of Latino heritage, and really the majority of grassroots latino political history.

223 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:38:21pm

re: #222 Obdicut

There's also a lot of latinos who came here first as migrant workers of one kind or another, in the food industry, the building trades, and of course the entire agricultural industry. One of the biggest Latino heroes is Cesar Chavez, a labor organizer. So is Corky Gonzales, a community organizer. And so is Jaime Escalante, a (shock) public school teacher-- and he was pretty damn right wing, but he was passionate about the funding and importance of public education.

So when the GOP trash community organizers, public school teachers, and labor leaders, they're really trashing a very large portion of Latino heritage, and really the majority of grassroots latino political history.

Yep precisely.

224 Decatur Deb  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:40:29pm

Hamsters were doing a work-to-rule.

225 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:47:48pm
226 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:50:46pm
227 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:55:06pm

re: #226 Gus

If anyone on the outside doesn't know by now that Fox exists to be against anything, and I mean anything Democratic.....Like a storm. And American victims of said storm.

You're either brainwashed, or you are not.

228 darthstar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:58:02pm

This is cool...from a facebook feed:

Kudos to the Levittown mom who put the smiles on my grandchildren's faces, as well as those of all the other kids, in her neighborhood, when she came up with the idea of Trick or Trunking! She started a text amongst friends, which spread to friends of friends. They all met in a parking lot of a, now defunct, K-Mart. Adults came in costume; cars were decorated, complete with eerie sound effects. The kids got to trick or treat, with their friends, safely away from the downed lines, and limbs, left in Sandy's wake. Thank you, to my daughter's neighbor, my granddaughter's friend's mom. I nominate you Neighbor of the Year!! If nothing else you, ARE the mom who saved Hallowe'en, for these kids! I thank you for that.

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229 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 4:59:34pm

Evening Lizardim. Seems like my stress, rather like a nasty fever, has finally broken. Hopefully I can get some actual sleep to complete the cure and get myself back on track. How are things among the Lizardim this cold and cloudy winter night?

230 darthstar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:00:26pm

Don't know where to fucking vote? Click this fucking link. It will fucking tell you.

[Link: yourfuckingpollingplace.com...]

231 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:01:28pm

538 now has Obama's chance of winning at 81%--enjoy your evening... fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com
4:55pm - 2 Nov 12

232 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:02:01pm

re: #231 Page 3 in the Binder of Women

538 now has Obama's chance of winning at 81%--enjoy your evening... fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com
4:55pm - 2 Nov 12

or...gotv

233 kirkspencer  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:05:58pm

re: #231 Page 3 in the Binder of Women

538 now has Obama's chance of winning at 81%--enjoy your evening... fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com
4:55pm - 2 Nov 12

Be not the hare, who seeing his lead paused to celebrate before winning.

234 aagcobb  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:07:10pm

re: #231 Page 3 in the Binder of Women

538 now has Obama's chance of winning at 81%--enjoy your evening... fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com
4:55pm - 2 Nov 12

With odds like these, do I have the guts to drop a big bet on Obama on Intrade?

235 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:07:18pm

re: #233 kirkspencer

Be not the hare, who seeing his lead paused to celebrate before winning.

yeah. i kinda got that strongly after posting.

236 Decatur Deb  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:09:34pm

re: #233 kirkspencer

Be not the hare, who seeing his lead paused to celebrate before winning.

Wife and I are making our last GOTV trip into Florida in the morning.

(While there, we'll buy replacement yard signs. Between us, a friend and I have lost 3. This one will be tethered to a tumbler alarm in a shrub.)

237 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:11:11pm
239 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:14:18pm

Speaking of curing what ails you, time for some good old-fashioned junk food. Back in a bit, Lizards.

240 Mattand  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:14:24pm

Rant on:

Swear to fucking God, I've had it up to here with Republicans and conservatives. I'm trying with all my might not to brand you guys as all the same, but you're making it really, really hard.

Hurricane Sandy is Mother Nature flushing the toilet. Fuck you.

Rant over.

EDIT: forgot the word "not" because I'm really pissed off right now

241 Achilles Tang  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:16:00pm

re: #229 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

How are things among the Lizardim this cold and cloudy winter night?

Clear, upper seventies and no wind. Are you sure you wanted to know?

242 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:16:37pm

re: #238 Achilles Tang

Romney Jr travels to our "geopolitical foe" to raise money for his business that Daddy won't invest in. Imagine if an Obama child did that?

Why does this makes me think Romney's tough talk on Putin is nothing but talk?

243 Iwouldprefernotto  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:18:44pm

Four days before the election and you have server problems? Really. Shit, I can't even pretend to be a conspiracy loving con.

244 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:20:18pm

Evening Lizards.

245 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:21:04pm

Any CL news?

246 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:26:56pm

This ad from 2008 applies AGAIN. We need to paste Romney's head over that old addled dudes. (thanks again DDeb)

247 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:27:51pm

re: #245 Page 3 in the Binder of Women

Any CL news?

Haven't heard anything. Power is still out in most of NJ.

248 Mattand  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:29:55pm

re: #247 Gus

Haven't heard anything. Power is still out in most of NJ.

I wouldn't say "most", but the Shore and North Jersey are still hurting. The state did start allowing people back into some towns down here in the AC area.

249 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:30:34pm

re: #248 Mattand

I wouldn't say "most", but the Shore and North Jersey are still hurting. The state did start allowing people back into some towns down here in the AC area.

Right.

250 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:30:38pm

anyone got a link to the concert?

251 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:31:11pm

re: #245 Page 3 in the Binder of Women

Any CL news?

Haven't seen anything yet.

252 darthstar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:32:36pm

re: #250 Page 3 in the Binder of Women

anyone got a link to the concert?

It's just a studio stage...no audience to speak of. Song or two, then cut to a news report...then a song. Text 90999 to give 10 bucks.

253 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:32:41pm

re: #249 Gus

Right.

Dammit she should know we are worried (big sister mode here)

254 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:33:24pm

re: #250 Page 3 in the Binder of Women

anyone got a link to the concert?

[Link: www.nbc.com...]

255 Achilles Tang  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:34:15pm

re: #242 HappyWarrior

Why does this makes me think Romney's tough talk on Putin is nothing but talk?

Why are you so polite?

256 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:34:40pm

re: #245 Page 3 in the Binder of Women

Same thought.

257 efuseakay  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:36:11pm

re: #93 wrenchwench

A Warning For “True the Vote:” Do Not Intimidate Voters

Good. I hope these True The Vote goons get in major, major trouble someday. That Catherine woman is a snake.

258 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:39:37pm

re: #254 Gus

[Link: www.nbc.com...]

thanks. on my appliance its only sound. and steven tyler should bail on the high note attempts. stat

259 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:40:08pm

re: #258 Page 3 in the Binder of Women

thanks. on my appliance its only sound. and steven tyler should bail on the high note attempts. stat

Yeah. I paged it...

LIVE: Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together [Benefit Concert] | NBC

260 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:42:42pm

fucking no flash bullshit tonight. just let me know when bruce comes on k?

261 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:42:53pm

Here's how I spent the afternoon:

[Link: kvz.io...]

I must create a daemon, so that our New Comments counter will return.

262 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:42:56pm

Sting

263 lawhawk  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:43:28pm

re: #247 Gus

The power situation is better than it's been. PSE&G has made some serious progress, but a whole lot of people are still in the dark.

264 Gretchen G.Tiger  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:44:10pm

I was able to sign-in with no problem.

How is it going all?

265 efuseakay  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:44:43pm

re: #113 makeitstop

Morris' stupid site nearly crashed my browser.

But because you gotta mock Morris at every opportunity:

Idiot.

LANDSLIDESHARK!!!!

266 Mattand  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:44:52pm

re: #253 Page 3 in the Binder of Women

Dammit she should know we are worried (big sister mode here)

Just found out one of my cousins' oldest kid and her fiance actually rode the damn thing out instead of leaving. I'm glad they're okay but it was incredibly stupid thing to do. My cousin and his wife must have been beside themselves.

267 jamesfirecat  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:45:02pm

Meanwhile over in Math land Obama is now 0.2% more likely election in Nate Silver's opinion, he's up from 80.9 to 81.1%

///Can you feel the mittmentum?

268 Gretchen G.Tiger  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:45:17pm

re: #261 Charles Johnson

Here's how I spent the afternoon:

[Link: kvz.io...]

I must create a daemon, so that our New Comments counter will return.

I am so sorry. Although I appreciate it immensely.

269 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:46:10pm

re: #260 Page 3 in the Binder of Women

fucking no flash bullshit tonight. just let me know when bruce comes on k?

or living on a prayer.

270 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:51:56pm

Blige is good.

271 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:52:19pm

eh?

272 lawhawk  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:53:14pm
273 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:54:27pm

re: #261 Charles Johnson

Here's how I spent the afternoon:

[Link: kvz.io...]

I must create a daemon, so that our New Comments counter will return.

From there:

When a daemon program is started, it fires up a second child process, detaches it, and then the parent process dies. This is called forking. Because the parent process dies, it will give the console back and it will look like nothing has happened. But wait: the child process is still running. Even if you close your terminal, the child continues to run in memory, until it either stops, crashes or is killed.

Oh, my.

By the way, not to make more work or anything, but the quote shortcut in the Page making window is still ctrl + Q, so when I'm in one of those and I use ctrl + U, I get a new window with some secret code in it. Will that be changed in the future?

274 lawhawk  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:55:41pm

Bruce!

275 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:57:56pm

a land of hope and dreams

276 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:58:12pm

re: #261 Charles Johnson

Here's how I spent the afternoon:

[Link: kvz.io...]

I must create a daemon, so that our New Comments counter will return.

Ah, yes. The almighty fork(). For those of you who are interested in geeking out, find the definition of "fork bomb". I did that on accident once.

277 jaunte  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 5:59:58pm

re: #270 Page 3 in the Binder of Women

Blige is good.

while(true)

278 OhNoZombies!  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:00:11pm

How's everyone doing this evening?

I finally got to sit down and watch Romney lose his cool on the radio guy.
That shit should be a commercial that runs in a 24 hour loop.
Can't etch that sketch!

279 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:00:26pm

re: #267 jamesfirecat

Meanwhile over in Math land Obama is now 0.2% more likely election in Nate Silver's opinion, he's up from 80.9 to 81.1%

///Can you feel the mittmentum?

The vast majority of bookies are now offering 3 to 1 or better odds against a Romney win. Just a few days ago he was at 2 to 1.

But hey, what to do they know, they only do this shit for a living.

280 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:02:09pm

I wonder if I could risk turning on the old-school non-scaleable basically evil repeating script, now that the traffic surge has tapered off?

Hmm, let's see what happens if I push this button...

281 Daniel Ballard  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:03:25pm

re: #279 goddamnedfrank

That makes me curious

What did they have in Bush V Gore?

282 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:04:00pm

re: #280 Charles Johnson

I wonder if I could risk turning on the old-school non-scaleable basically evil repeating script, now that the traffic surge has tapered off?

Hmm, let's see what happens if I push this button...

No, fucking no

283 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:04:10pm

re: #280 Charles Johnson

I wonder if I could risk turning on the old-school non-scaleable basically evil repeating script, now that the traffic surge has tapered off?

Hmm, let's see what happens if I push this button...

Somewhere in the vast reaches of the Interwebs, some pinhead's brain just asplode.

284 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:04:55pm

re: #281 Daniel Ballard

That makes me curious

What did they have in Bush V Gore?

did they exist then? prob not. thats what probably what started their business model

285 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:05:14pm

I was going to make a Page with these until I found out they're from 2009. So I'll just put them here. Photos by Sergio Apolinar, taken in Mexicali on Dia de los Muertos.

Image: 4101224946_6fd1864d22_z.jpg

Image: 4101224954_d298d4fbe8_z.jpg

From a tribute to those who died trying to get here or get home.

286 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:06:32pm

model! cant pencil from ipad!

287 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:07:53pm

until i could

288 Ben G. Hazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:08:08pm

re: #245 Page 3 in the Binder of Women

Any CL news?

re: #247 Gus

Haven't heard anything. Power is still out in most of NJ.

I am starting to get worried about her...I hope she and hers are OK.

289 Stanghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:08:57pm

going out to buy seafood. friend caught fish yesterday. all i got was the story and the craving.

290 OhNoZombies!  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:09:17pm

re: #220 wrenchwench

Yeah. It's hard to single out one thing. They've really covered all the bases when it comes to alienating black people, brown people, female people, poor people, smart people, --hey, I think it's gonna be a landslide for Obama!

Every black person I know, whether they are evangelical or uber liberal, is pissed.
They are making it a point to vote for Obama, and a lot of them have done it already.
Fuck Mitt Romney.

291 Daniel Ballard  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:09:36pm

re: #284 Page 3 in the Binder of Women

Dunno thought bookies did it all since way back.

292 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:12:09pm

re: #280 Charles Johnson

I wonder if I could risk turning on the old-school non-scaleable basically evil repeating script, now that the traffic surge has tapered off?

Hmm, let's see what happens if I push this button...

And somewhere in a Galaxy far Far away, A Sun just went Supernova.

I hope you are happy now.

*Edited to remove the extra you

293 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:12:16pm

re: #290 R.M, Ramallo

Every black person I know, whether they are evangelical or uber liberal, is pissed.
They are making it a point to vote for Obama, and a lot of them have done it already.
Fuck Mitt Romney.

The right seems so convinced that the odds are in their favor because they think Dem turnout will be down enough to be counteracted by a strong Republican one. I won't deny that Republican turnout will be up from 2008 and Democratic turnout will be down some from that year but it's not going to be as totally depressed as they want it to be. Hell, as Silver has pointed out, there's a possibility that Obama's support could be under-represented in some of these polls.

294 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:14:26pm

re: #293 HappyWarrior

Depends on where you live, too. Here in Minnesota, voter turnout is likely to be at an all-time high, due to the Voter ID and anti-same-sex-marriage amendment on the ballot this year.

295 blueraven  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:14:48pm

New York Times' Bully Knocks Stack Of Polls From Nate Silver's Hands

NEW YORK—As part of his continued effort to torment the 34-year-old statistician and blogger, feared New York Times bully Derek Kriesel reportedly slapped a stack of opinion polls from Nate Silver’s hands Friday, scattering the surveys across the floor of the organization’s newsroom. “Pick them up, you little fuckin’ dweeb,” said Kriesel, who eyewitnesses confirmed kicked the papers down the hallway before Silver could gather them up. “Hey, Silverdork, I got a poll for you. It says there’s a 90 percent chance that I’m going to beat the shit out of you, what do you think of that?...”

296 OhNoZombies!  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:15:05pm

re: #293 HappyWarrior

The right seems so convinced that the odds are in their favor because they think Dem turnout will be down enough to be counteracted by a strong Republican one. I won't deny that Republican turnout will be up from 2008 and Democratic turnout will be down some from that year but it's not going to be as totally depressed as they want it to be. Hell, as Silver has pointed out, there's a possibility that Obama's support could be under-represented in some of these polls.

I think it is. Lots of people in my age group, under 40, don't have land lines to even participate in a poll.

297 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:16:34pm

re: #296 R.M, Ramallo

I think it is. Lots of people in my age group, under 40, don't have land lines to even participate in a poll.

Yeah I only really use my cell phone for communication these days. There's also Latino voters too. Saw someone point out that the pollsters totally underestimated their impact in a lot of races that the Dems held onto a couple years ago.

298 Iwouldprefernotto  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:16:47pm

re: #295 blueraven

New York Times' Bully Knocks Stack Of Polls From Nate Silver's Hands

F#$#$#. You got me. I thought it was a real story.

299 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:17:00pm

re: #292 Only The Lurker Knows

And somewhere in a Galaxy far Far away, A Sun just went Supernova.

I hope you you are happy now.

Er, that was me.
My bad.

300 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:17:02pm

re: #200 Gus

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Neurotic neural connections.

301 Pawn of the Oppressor  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:17:14pm

re: #8 RadicalModerate

Today I did my part for the democratic process and voted.

Even though, as a north Texas resident, that voice is pretty much a lonely whisper in a Tea Party-fueled derpstorm.

For those who need to ask, I didn't vote for a single Republican candidate, and will not do so until they disassociate themselves from the clutches of the theocrats and neo-Confederates who are currently in control of the party.

Here's an "amen" from another North Texan who went into the booth, and rotated the knob to "Straight Party" letter "D" for the exact same reasons.

302 OhNoZombies!  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:17:15pm

re: #295 blueraven

New York Times' Bully Knocks Stack Of Polls From Nate Silver's Hands

I had to do a double take.
I really wouldn't have been surprised.

303 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:18:12pm

re: #294 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Depends on where you live, too. Here in Minnesota, voter turnout is likely to be at an all-time high, due to the Voter ID and anti-same-sex-marriage amendment on the ballot this year.

Yep. I mean it's almost like they want to ignore that there are other issues that people are voting on this year too.

304 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:19:29pm

re: #288 MittDoesNotCompute

She'll be OK. I know coming from me this will sound weird. But have faith. She struck me as a Lady that had a cool head and common sense.

She'll be back as soon as conditions allow it.

305 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:19:31pm

I may not be able to get the daemon-summoning code ready for the election, but I now have a kill switch I can quickly flip to turn off the basically evil repeating script that we all love despite its evilness.

306 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:20:17pm

re: #303 HappyWarrior

Yep. I mean it's almost like they want to ignore that there are other issues that people are voting on this year too.

Well, they DO want to ignore it. They are desperately trying to ignore everything that takes away from their chances of winning. They're basically sticking their fingers in their ears and yelling, "LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU."

307 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:21:40pm

re: #296 R.M, Ramallo

I think it is. Lots of people in my age group, under 40, don't have land lines to even participate in a poll.

Heh. Traditionally a utility bill has been used as proof of residence for voting in Wisconsin and a telephone bill is one of those accepted (water, electric, gas & phone.). The Republicans tried to make it Landline only this last year but got shot down so a cell bill works. Wonder how many votes that saved?

308 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:22:12pm

re: #299 Varek Raith

Er, that was me.
My bad.

Learn how to aim! Sheez. How can we ever trust you with HAARP if you can't aim a simple planet/star-destroying death ray.

309 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:22:36pm

re: #306 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Well, they DO want to ignore it. They are desperately trying to ignore everything that takes away from their chances of winning. They're basically sticking their fingers in their ears and yelling, "LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU."

Heh true. Denial's a hell of a drug.

310 OhNoZombies!  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:23:57pm

re: #294 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Depends on where you live, too. Here in Minnesota, voter turnout is likely to be at an all-time high, due to the Voter ID and anti-same-sex-marriage amendment on the ballot this year.

Yep, and my fellow northern Ohioans are really ticked off by the GM ad.
And Romney is sticking to his guns.
We'll see about southern OH -- that's Klan country.

311 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:25:36pm

re: #310 R.M, Ramallo

Yep, and my fellow northern Ohioans are really ticked off by the GM ad.
And Romney is sticking to his guns.
We'll see about southern OH -- that's Klan country.

Where's Youngstown? I know that's fairly industrial because I remember my grandfather saying some of his relatives went there to work in the steel mills when they emigrated here.

312 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:25:58pm

re: #305 Charles Johnson

I may not be able to get the daemon-summoning code ready for the election, but I now have a kill switch I can quickly flip to turn off the basically evil repeating script that we all love despite its evilness.

Nice play on words.

313 OhNoZombies!  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:26:38pm

re: #307 William Barnett-Lewis

Heh. Traditionally a utility bill has been used as proof of residence for voting in Wisconsin and a telephone bill is one of those accepted (water, electric, gas & phone.). The Republicans tried to make it Landline only this last year but got shot down so a cell bill works. Wonder how many votes that saved?

If they were making land lines vs. mobile an issue, then probably a lot.

314 jaunte  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:26:53pm

Rachel Maddow just now, on the chances of Obama's re-election:
"...David Axelrod will probably always have a giant cop mustache that looks like a push-broom."

315 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:27:34pm

re: #314 jaunte

Rachel Maddow just now, on the chances of Obama's re-election:
"...David Axelrod will probably always have a giant cop mustache that looks like a push-broom."

She's just covering because she likes mustaches!

316 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:27:39pm

re: #310 R.M, Ramallo

Yep, and my fellow northern Ohioans are really ticked off by the GM ad.
And Romney is sticking to his guns.
We'll see about southern OH -- that's Klan country.

Sounds like Indiana. Northern Indiana is Chicago and steel mills. Southern Indiana is the Klan headquarters. In between, well, it's an interesting mix.

317 OhNoZombies!  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:27:45pm

re: #311 HappyWarrior

Where's Youngstown? I know that's fairly industrial because I remember my grandfather saying some of his relatives went there to work in the steel mills when they emigrated here.

Northeast. On the PA border.

318 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:28:03pm

I installed my cheap door alarms. I doubt my intruder will be back but I can feel the paranoia. I keep checking to make sure doors are locked and closed. I didn't eat all day and I'm pretty sure I won't be getting much sleep tonight.

319 jaunte  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:29:09pm

re: #318 Killgore Trout

You need some spiky plants to put under your windows.

320 makeitstopghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:29:27pm

I hadn't realized that David Frum also came out and threatened the country today.

That really is their closing argument. They're pathetic.

321 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:30:10pm

re: #317 R.M, Ramallo

Northeast. On the PA border.

Yeah I just checked. Brainfart there. Thought it was southeast for some dumb reason.

322 jamesfirecat  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:30:41pm

re: #320 makeitstop

I hadn't realized that David Frum also came out and threatened the country today.

That really is their closing argument. They're pathetic.

I'd expect so, so, so much better from Frum.

But apperently some men can not see the mote in their own eye...

323 HappyWarrior  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:31:50pm

re: #320 makeitstop

I hadn't realized that David Frum also came out and threatened the country today.

That really is their closing argument. They're pathetic.

This is sad. I thought Frum had grown better than this. I guess this is the problem with politics becoming a team sport and observers adapting a sports fan mentality to it.

324 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:32:17pm

Anybody got any links/ideas to making a reasonably inexpensive cathouse?

I have 3 feral Feline Overlords that I have been taking care of (feeding) this summer and they are going to need shelter this winter.

325 OhNoZombies!  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:32:42pm

re: #322 jamesfirecat

I'd expect so, so, so much better from Frum.

But apperently some men can not see the mote in their own eye...

His blog has become schitzo the closer we move to the election.

326 lawhawk  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:32:43pm

So, the outages and gas troubles around here have me wondering about the usability of vehicles that are being touted as alternatives to pure internal combustion engines.

Hybrids, particularly ones like the the Prius, will let you get by without gas for a bit longer. A Prius could give you a range of 400 miles or more. Seems to be the best of the options. Pure electrics? You're toast after the batteries run down - about 70-100 miles. And with the power out for days? That's a brick.

Plug in hybrids? You might get away with a bit more range, but if there's no electricity, you're going to be in trouble sooner. The range on those will depend on any number of factors, so they might have an advantage over pure hybrids - say like when you've got power at your home or place of business, but gas is hard to find.

327 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:32:44pm

re: #318 Killgore Trout

WTF happened?

328 dragonath  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:32:57pm

re: #320 makeitstop

I hadn't realized that David Frum also came out and threatened the country today.

That really is their closing argument. They're pathetic.

I saw Frum starting to have a relapse leading up to this. His last debate analysis was dripping with sarcasm and barely concealed contempt.

329 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:33:08pm

re: #320 makeitstop

I hadn't realized that David Frum also came out and threatened the country today.

That really is their closing argument. They're pathetic.

Appeasement.
Pathetic.

330 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:33:09pm

re: #319 jaunte

You need some spiky plants to put under your windows.

I got that, bamboo hedge, a border of steel cable grape vine trellis (which they cut through with wire cutters).I'm on a raised lot so there's a 4 ft concrete wall too. It's beyond landscaping. Someone spent a good amount of time figuring out the best way into and out of my yard. I think that's the creepiest thing, someone thought this through pretty well.

331 jamesfirecat  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:33:24pm

re: #325 R.M, Ramallo

His blog has become schitzo the closer we move to the election.

Nice country you have here... it'd be a shame if something happened to it.

332 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:34:36pm

re: #327 Only The Lurker Knows

WTF happened?

I had a break in last night.

333 jaunte  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:34:59pm

re: #330 Killgore Trout

Maybe someone who heard about your greenhouse construction thought you had more than edible veggies in there

334 Joanne  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:35:42pm

re: #230 darthstar

Don't know where to fucking vote? Click this fucking link. It will fucking tell you.

[Link: yourfuckingpollingplace.com...]

tweeted. ;-)

335 makeitstopghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:36:30pm

re: #325 R.M, Ramallo

His blog has become schitzo the closer we move to the election.

My Facebook wall is a damn freak show tonight - someone posted a picture of Hillary Clinton with a made up 'quote' about Obama throwing her under the bus on Libya. (???)

I really don't know what to make of that, but FB is full of that kind of stuff tonight. Weird.

336 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:36:32pm

re: #333 jaunte

Maybe someone who heard about your greenhouse construction thought you had more than edible veggies in there

That's what I think too.

337 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:36:45pm

re: #332 Killgore Trout

I had a break in last night.

Yeah, that'll shake your confidence like nothing else. My thoughts and prayers are with you, hope everything settles down and you can get back to a sense of normalcy soon.

338 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:37:47pm

re: #281 Daniel Ballard

That makes me curious

What did they have in Bush V Gore?

Here you go:

The Iowa Electronic Markets have been allowing selective trading for modest amounts of money on their exchange since 1988, with some success. Nevertheless, their odds were far off the mark in the 2000 election, predicting that Mr. Bush would win a larger share of the popular vote than Mr. Gore (meanwhile, the real-money “spread betting markets,” available to significant trading volume in the UK, had the electoral winner priced up as a dead-heat).

339 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:38:03pm

re: #320 makeitstop

I hadn't realized that David Frum also came out and threatened the country today.

That really is their closing argument. They're pathetic.

See, that's what happens when a sensible Canadian moves south and adopts drinks the US right's kool-aid.

340 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:38:26pm

re: #320 makeitstop

I hadn't realized that David Frum also came out and threatened the country today.

That really is their closing argument. They're pathetic.

Another word for David Frum's argument is "extortion."

341 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:38:40pm

re: #322 jamesfirecat

I'd expect so, so, so much better from Frum.

But apperently some men can not see the mote in their own eye...

I'd rather look for the mote in god's eye.

342 b_snark  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:39:45pm

re: #324 Only The Lurker Knows

Anybody got any links/ideas to making a reasonably inexpensive cathouse?

I have 3 feral Feline Overlords that I have been taking care of (feeding) this summer and they are going to need shelter this winter.

Are you talking about an outside building they can stay in when it get's cold?

343 OhNoZombies!  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:41:09pm

My word of the day is oobatz.
I shall use it in a sentence:
The GOP is fuckin' oobatz.

344 The Ghost of a Flea  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:42:02pm

re: #340 Charles Johnson

Another word for David Frum's argument is "extortion."

I think they prefer to characterize it as "We hit you because we care so much...look at what you made us do..."

345 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:42:39pm

re: #326 lawhawk

Hybrids have their place, mostly in city driving - you see a lot of people dumping their hybrid cars here because they don't "perform up to the hype" because they're not being used in their proper role. But in a situation where you're needing to get by with a lot of short-term city driving until a gas shortage eases up, they'd be perfect.

346 jamesfirecat  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:42:46pm

re: #340 Charles Johnson

Another word for David Frum's argument is "extortion."


Paratroops Dino....

347 jamesfirecat  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:44:37pm

re: #344 The Ghost of a Flea

I think they prefer to characterize it as "We hit you because we care so much...look at what you made us do..."

No that describes David Frumm's relationship with his own party.

348 sagehen  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:44:39pm

re: #127 wrenchwench

And the follow up:

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I wonder if Chuck can get a lawyer and judge late on a Friday to rush out a restraining order against using his track...

349 erik_t  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:47:23pm

Speaking of server issues, is the Great Orange Satan down for everyone else?

350 BishopX  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:47:38pm

re: #332 Killgore Trout

Shit man that sucks.

We got broken into two years ago. Some asshole pulled up a neighbors trashcan to stand on and jimmied a window open. Our solution was to install bolts on the inside of the window, which lets you lock the casings together in a way that isn't visible from the outside, and put some lights on motion sensors outside.

351 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:50:53pm

Instead of a kitteh, I give you this:

State Rep. David Burnell Smith was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in north Scottsdale on Oct. 21 after his car was seen swerving, police said.

Smith had blood alcohol level of .137 percent, police said. The legal limit .08 percent.

Smith, a Republican who represents Northeast Phoenix, Carefree, Cave Creek and northwest Scottsdale, appeared to be invoking legislative immunity when he was pulled over.

“Do you know who I am,” Smith asked the arresting officer, according to police reports.

He he was pulled over in the area of Pima and Lone Mountain roads and stumbled out of the car, according to the police reports.

[...]

After calling another officer to assist him, the arresting officer attempted to conduct sobriety tests on Smith, who refused. After officers placed him in handcuffs, Smith agreed to be breathalyzed but refused standard field sobriety tests.

Smith initially inhaled into the the machine several times, causing error readings before finally agreeing to exhale, officers said.

[...]

Smith is a personal injury attorney at Smith law Firm in Scottsdale. Specializations listed on his company website include DUI and DWI arrest defense.

[...]

He lost his primary bid, so he's out of office soon anyway.

Later, lizards.

352 Joanne  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:51:13pm

re: #340 Charles Johnson

Another word for David Frum's argument is "extortion."

That was my take on the Des Moines Register. Rewarding hostage taking.

353 Joanne  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:52:15pm

re: #345 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

If I was in the city, I would get a SMART car or the new Fiat.

354 jaunte  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:52:38pm
355 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:53:35pm

re: #332 Killgore Trout

I had a break in last night.

Bummer.

356 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:53:41pm

re: #353 Joanne

If I was in the city, I would get a SMART car or the new Fiat.

Me, I'm a big proponent of diesel power for both rural and in-city fuel economy. A moderately driven Volkswagen TDI can rock 50 mpg without breaking a sweat.

357 Joanne  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:55:27pm

re: #356 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Me, I'm a big proponent of diesel power for both rural and in-city fuel economy. A moderately driven Volkswagen TDI can rock 50 mpg without breaking a sweat.

I LOVE the TDI. I always wanted an R32 (all wheel drive)...very cool.

I am really partial to SMART. I always rent one when I am in Europe. They are fun little cars. That said, they should get much better mileage than they do, for their size.

358 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:56:58pm

re: #357 Joanne

I LOVE the TDI. I always wanted an R32 (all wheel drive)...very cool.

I am really partial to SMART. I always rent one when I am in Europe. They are fun little cars. That said, they should get much better mileage than they do, for their size.

When my '84 Rabbit finally broke for good, I wanted to replace it with a TDI. It wasn't a half bad idea, but it turned out to be a better idea to buy a somewhat larger, somewhat less luxurious Chevy as a family car.

359 efuseakay  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:57:20pm

re: #357 Joanne

I LOVE the TDI. I always wanted an R32 (all wheel drive)...very cool.

I am really partial to SMART. I always rent one when I am in Europe. They are fun little cars. That said, they should get much better mileage than they do, for their size.

Seen the Scion IQ? That thing can turn circles on a dime.

360 Cannadian Club Akbar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:57:25pm

Evening honcos. I have a lurking friend who I met through FB and told her about the blog. So be on your best behavior. Fuckers.
///

361 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:57:36pm

re: #342 b_sharp

Are you talking about an outside building they can stay in when it get's cold?

Yes. I want something cheap, but will protect them, but will also allow me to open it up and clean it out as needed. Have seen some references to using Rubbermaid containers, but they don't seem right to me .

362 Daniel Ballard  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:59:25pm

I 'd so love to take on Frum on this on a pod cast or whatever. Extortion threats kinda kick off my contrary streak about 10x more strongly than say... political blogs in an election year.

363 OhNoZombies!  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:02:18pm

re: #360 Cannadian Club Akbar

Evening honcos. I have a lurking friend who I met through FB and told her about the blog. So be on your best behavior. Fuckers.
///

Bite me.
:)

364 Cannadian Club Akbar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:02:56pm

re: #363 R.M, Ramallo

Bite me.
:)

Screw you, hippie!!!
/

365 Gus  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:03:08pm

This is the GOP strategy. Romney also made the same argument. Republicans are essentially saying we'll only cooperate with a Republican. Basically they holding America hostage.

366 Majacita  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:03:25pm

re: #361 Only The Lurker Knows

I had some feral cat shelters made from rubber maid containers. They worked well. The cats would pile in together and keep each other warm. It probably wouldn't work when the weather was really cold.

367 OhNoZombies!  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:04:10pm

re: #364 Cannadian Club Akbar

Screw you, hippie!!!
/

Power to the people !!!

368 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:04:32pm

LOL. I did NOT see this coming:

Actor and outspoken liberal John Cusack is developing a movie about conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, Cusack's production company said Friday.

The working title is "Rush," Cusack's New Crime Productions confirmed, offering no other details.

Hollywood director Betty Thomas, who's set to work on the film, said the production company is putting finishing touches on a script that will star the actor. Production is set for next year, Thomas said.

How's he gonna pull that off? CGI w/ motion capture. Massive, water cooled fat suit. Or will Cusack go the method route gaining 200 lbs on the double battered, everything fried in lard diet?

369 Cannadian Club Akbar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:04:36pm

re: #367 R.M, Ramallo

Power to the people !!!

I read the book...

370 dragonath  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:05:51pm

re: #368 goddamnedfrank

High Infidelity

371 Cannadian Club Akbar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:06:06pm

re: #368 goddamnedfrank

Yea. Except he's not a fat bastard anymore.

372 Four More Tears  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:06:10pm

So what have we learned about Benghazi today...?

373 bws58  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:06:44pm

re: #349 erik_t

great Orange Statan is down, hamsters are being replaced with electricity and they're trying to avoid further damage

Sneaky way for me to make my first post :)

374 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:06:51pm

re: #372 Mocking Jay

So what have we learned about Benghazi today...?

Well, if you're a Republican, nothing at all.

375 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:06:59pm

re: #371 Cannadian Club Akbar

Yea. Except he's not a fat bastard anymore.

He's still at least two Cusacks.

376 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:07:33pm

re: #373 bws58

great Orange Statan is down, hamsters are being replaced with electricity and they're trying to avoid further damage

Sneaky way for me to make my first post :)

Welcome hatchling. Barbecued troll buttocks are on the table to your right. Flavor of the day, seasoned salt and wingnut tears.

377 kirkspencer  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:08:42pm

re: #365 Gus

This is the GOP strategy. Romney also made the same argument. Republicans are essentially saying we'll only cooperate with a Republican. Basically they holding America hostage.

Two things.

First, the risk isn't one way. Reid has essentially indicated he's willing to play turnabout if Romney wins.

Second, I don't think things will be as gridlocked if Obama wins. This open statement that the blockages will continue is pretty well locking in the various Senators' intent to change the filibuster rules. On top of that it looks to me as though while the Republicans will remain in charge of the house their margin will be smaller.

The first means there's a lot less cover for politicians facing election in two years. The latter means that small blocs can give the Democrats tactical superiority on some votes. My guess is that the magic number for the latter to happen with regularity is around 10, maybe 15. If all it takes is ten to fifteen Republicans to say "this is wrong" then the power of the Teahardists is weakened.

Won't be perfect, but it'll be better -- maybe.

378 Joanne  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:08:48pm

re: #359 efuseakay

Seen the Scion IQ? That thing can turn circles on a dime.

I am a BMW girl...there is nothing like the roadability of a BMW. That said, I am totally in love with the Acura ZDX (I'd get an X6 if they weren't insanely priced). Now that I am back to my original salary (granted from 18 months ago), I see a new car in my future (in the next two-ish years...my current bimmer should hit 100k miles by then).

379 dragonath  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:09:18pm

re: #375 goddamnedfrank

If I were Cusack, I'd be tempted to have the finest lookalike farting and wheezing as he sucks down numerous moon pies

380 Joanne  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:10:19pm

re: #365 Gus

This is the GOP strategy. Romney also made the same argument. Republicans are essentially saying we'll only cooperate with a Republican. Basically they holding America hostage.

Basically? No, they ARE holding America hostage and I hope if Obama wins on Tuesday he uses his bully pulpit to enlighten the masses to the bullshit they have been (and are likely to continue) inflicting pon this country.

381 Cannadian Club Akbar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:10:19pm

re: #375 goddamnedfrank

He's still at least two Cusacks.

I didn't hit the link. Is Cusack gonna play him?

382 Joanne  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:10:59pm

re: #368 goddamnedfrank

LOL. I did NOT see this coming:

How's he gonna pull that off? CGI w/ motion capture. Massive, water cooled fat suit. Or will Cusack go the method route gaining 200 lbs on the double battered, everything fried in lard diet?

John Cusak rocks! I love that man.

383 ninja cat  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:11:57pm

It was a good day. I got to see my boss roll her eyes and snort when I told her I was going to see President Clinton. Then I got to see President Clinton.
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384 Cannadian Club Akbar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:12:45pm

re: #382 Joanne

John Cusak rocks! I love that man.

I LOVE Serendipity.

385 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:12:55pm

re: #366 Majacita

I had some feral cat shelters made from rubber maid containers. They worked well. The cats would pile in together and keep each other warm. It probably wouldn't work when the weather was really cold.

Any sort of insulation over the top? Padding on the bottom I could see.

386 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:13:04pm

Night Lizardim.

387 Cannadian Club Akbar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:13:28pm

re: #384 Cannadian Club Akbar

I LOVE Serendipity.

I am such a girl.

388 moderatelyradicalliberal  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:13:48pm

re: #146 Lidane

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If a conservative is a liberal that got mugged, a liberal is a conservative that got hit by a fucking hurricane.

389 ninja cat  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:13:49pm

I don't think I did that right, sigh.

390 bws58  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:14:04pm

re: #383 ninja cat

hate you...I was so close to going to BCC but had to take the kid to an event for one of his classes

391 Joanne  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:14:24pm

re: #381 Cannadian Club Akbar

I didn't hit the link. Is Cusack gonna play him?

Yup.

392 Joanne  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:15:38pm

re: #387 Cannadian Club Akbar

I am such a girl.

Nuttin' wrong with that!

I loved ConAir. Hell, I love Cusak. I don't care if a movie he was in blows. :-)

393 Cannadian Club Akbar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:16:08pm

re: #391 Joanne

Yup.

John has to much hair. But the "Rush is fat" meme is incorrect. I just like to keep things factual. But he was at one point.

394 Joanne  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:17:06pm

re: #393 Cannadian Club Akbar

John has to much hair. But the "Rush is fat" meme is incorrect. I just like to keep things factual. But he was at one point.

Huh? You don't think Rush is fat? I have seen recent clips of him and the man is fat. I'd say 280 plus.

395 Cannadian Club Akbar  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:20:48pm

re: #394 Joanne

Huh? You don't think Rush is fat? I have seen recent clips of him and the man is fat. I'd say 280 plus.

Check your source (time stamp). not saying you're wrong but he does have a personal chef. And a dietician. And remember, getting old helps/hurts.

396 ninja cat  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:21:55pm

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One of the pics, sorry having issues.

397 Four More Tears  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:23:45pm

Kragar bait.

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398 makeitstopghazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:28:04pm

OT: The Knicks are putting the smack down on Miami tonight.

399 Joanne  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:36:56pm

re: #396 ninja cat

Image: 1-005.JPG

One of the pics, sorry having issues.

AWESOME!!

400 Joanne  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 7:38:56pm

re: #395 Cannadian Club Akbar

Check your source (time stamp). not saying you're wrong but he does have a personal chef. And a dietician. And remember, getting old helps/hurts.

Seriously, I am talking the last three days of what Rush said about Chris Christie and Obama. They show film when he's spewing whatever shit that's draining from his mouth.

And, unfortunately for all of the US, he is not getting old enough fast enough.

401 Ben G. Hazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 8:03:44pm

re: #368 goddamnedfrank

LOL. I did NOT see this coming:

How's he gonna pull that off? CGI w/ motion capture. Massive, water cooled fat suit. Or will Cusack go the method route gaining 200 lbs on the double battered, everything fried in lard diet?

I wonder if Cusack and Thomas are going to try to get Fred Savage to play Rush...

///

402 Ben G. Hazi  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 8:06:32pm

re: #392 Joanne

Nuttin' wrong with that!

I loved ConAir. Hell, I love Cusak. I don't care if a movie he was in blows. :-)

Three words: One Crazy Summer

/Demi Moore and Bobcat Goldthwait weren't too bad in it either...

403 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Tears  Fri, Nov 2, 2012 9:50:02pm

re: #366 Majacita

I had some feral cat shelters made from rubber maid containers. They worked well. The cats would pile in together and keep each other warm. It probably wouldn't work when the weather was really cold.

Could probably go a little larger and stock it with some straw or something to help with the insulation value. The shed cats at my brother's place sleep on the hay bales in the upper level of the wood shed.

Is there any issue with other beasties interfering with the cats? Skunks, raccoons, etc?

404 bmiller11757  Sat, Nov 3, 2012 2:53:36pm

re: #402 MittDoesNotCompute

Three words: One Crazy Summer

/Demi Moore and Bobcat Goldthwait weren't too bad in it either...

cute and fuzzy bunnies....


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