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1 Sophist is the VillageGreen Preservation Society  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:34:08pm

Now there is a man who loves his job.

2 Kragar  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:36:55pm

re: #1 Sophist is the VillageGreen Preservation Society

Now there is a man who loves his job.

He had a good night.

Colbert did not.

Colbert tells audience ‘f*ck you’ for re-electing Obama

3 Schadenfreude 'r' Us  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:37:18pm

I've been listening to that over and over. And giggling. (Don't accuse me of schadenfreude, I've already admitted it.)

4 jamesfirecat  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:37:22pm

re: #1 Sophist is the VillageGreen Preservation Society

Now there is a man who loves his job.

Clearly he has not had this much fun since Dick Cheney shot a guy in the face.

5 Schadenfreude 'r' Us  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:38:29pm

re: #2 Kragar

He had a good night.

Colbert did not.

Colbert tells audience ‘f*ck you’ for re-electing Obama

Colbert's epic meltdown is also worth watching a dozen times or so... but my vote is still for Stuart.

6 Four More Beers  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:39:04pm

I'm reading a lot from the right (which of course makes me instantly question it's authenticity) that Hurricane Sandy is the reason Obama won because it stopped that Romney momentum thing, etc. Utter rubbish. The most accurate of all the polls was the PPP poll that predicted the EXACT outcome both by state and electorally. You know when they reached their conclusion? In June.

7 jamesfirecat  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:39:18pm

re: #2 Kragar

He had a good night.

Colbert did not.

Colbert tells audience ‘f*ck you’ for re-electing Obama

I was expecting an on air breakdown Tuesday night when Obama won, but clearly it took him a while for reality to catch up with him....

8 Charles Johnson  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:40:06pm
9 Targetpractice  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:40:46pm

re: #6 Four More Beers

I'm reading a lot from the right (which of course makes me instantly question it's authenticity) that Hurricane Sandy is the reason Obama won because it stopped that Romney momentum thing, etc. Utter rubbish. The most accurate of all the polls was the PPP poll that predicted the EXACT outcome both by state and electorally. You know when they reached their conclusion? In June.

Hell, Silver was telling folks a week before Sandy showed up that Willard's "momentum" had stalled.

10 erik_t  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:42:00pm

re: #6 Four More Beers

I'm reading a lot from the right (which of course makes me instantly question it's authenticity) that Hurricane Sandy is the reason Obama won because it stopped that Romney momentum thing, etc.... You know when they reached their conclusion? In June.

Well, June is when Obama called in the HAARP hit.

/

11 Sophist is the VillageGreen Preservation Society  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:44:20pm

re: #6 Four More Beers

I'm reading a lot from the right (which of course makes me instantly question it's authenticity) that Hurricane Sandy is the reason Obama won because it stopped that Romney momentum thing, etc. Utter rubbish. The most accurate of all the polls was the PPP poll that predicted the EXACT outcome both by state and electorally. You know when they reached their conclusion? In June.

Not only is that narative bullshit, it's bullshit they talked themselves into believing. That alone should disqualify them for elective office.

12 Lidane  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:44:41pm

More Colbert brilliance:

Nontraditional Non-White America

Papa Bear Bill O'Reilly claims that the presidential election wasn't decided by a "traditional" America, and MSNBC's Donny Deutsch reveals changing Senate demographics.

13 Four More Beers  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:45:37pm

Fox News: "Math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better."

Absolutely. Fucking. Priceless.

14 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:47:31pm
15 OhNoZombies!  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:49:54pm

The only thing I feel entitled to is my vote.
Fuck you, Bill-O.

16 Lidane  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:53:18pm
17 Kragar  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:54:54pm

re: #16 Lidane

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The taste of their despair and anguish is the sweetest of whines.

18 erik_t  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:55:10pm

re: #16 Lidane

@MotherJones Romney Adviser: Not a Single Person on the Campaign Thought He Would Lose mojo.ly/VJpnpq

Can you imagine the morons he'd hire as advisers!?

19 jamesfirecat  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:55:37pm

re: #16 Lidane

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Crikey!

20 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:58:04pm

Future historians are going to have a field day with comparing the Obama elections and the McKinley elections... Pity we didn't even get a speech out either of them to rival the Cross of Gold speech.

21 OhNoZombies!  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 2:59:32pm

re: #16 Lidane

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So that's why he cut off their credit...
They're idiots.

22 Kragar  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:00:09pm

Buyer's remorse setting in:

GOP Mega-Donor: These Super PACs Are So Secretive!

...at least one highly visible Republican mega-donor is wondering whether his money was spent the way he wanted it to be. The problem, retired mutual fund executive Foster Freiss told The Los Angeles Times for an article published Thursday, has to do with transparency.

“You have no idea of the financial structuring of a lot of these outside groups in terms of how much went to the actual delivery of a message,” Friess said, “versus how many dollars were taken off as fees to the people running them.”

Friess told the Times he’d ideally like a change to campaign finance rules that would allow donors like him to give their big checks directly to candidates. Nevertheless, having just spent $5 million on a losing effort doesn’t make Friess think the giving to outside groups is going to slow.

23 jaunte  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:00:44pm

re: #16 Lidane

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Faith-based campaigning.

24 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:02:17pm

I don't know if anyone has posted this here yet (been out part of the day) but THIS is awesome

25 jaunte  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:04:06pm

Conservative Media Lie To Conservatives Because That's What Conservatives Want

"...Much of the conservative media is simply far more cozy with the Republican Party than its Democratic counterparts (as exemplified by the numerous Fox hosts and contributors who moonlight as Republican fundraisers), which makes necessary detachment difficult. Having an opinion isn't an obstacle to good journalism or analysis, but no one wants to derail their own gravy train. Departing from the party line, particularly if one does so in a manner that seems favorable to Obama, would be to reveal one as an apostate, a tool of liberalism. There were independent-minded conservative analysts who diverged from this trend, but few were listening to them."

26 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:05:56pm

I posted the Spanish version of this on election night:

27 Mich-again  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:07:43pm

re: #16 Lidane

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Wow, them is some really dumb people you hired there Mitt. Good thing you didn't get the chance to hire an entire cabinet full of bobble heads to lead the country.

28 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:08:11pm

Bought into the unskewed polls bullshit. Told the press he didn't have a concession speech prepared. Put up a President-Elect webpage before the results were in. None of them saw it coming.

I mean, weigh all that together and then consider the effect such systematic rejection of reality would have had on policy decisions had Romney somehow won. People who voted for Romney weren't just condoning his or his party's naked bigotry or the man's near total lack of personal integrity, they were supporting an epically delusional fool in his quest for ultimate power.

Yeah, I really want a guy like that weighing all the consequences on bombing Iran and deciding where the red line is.

So fucked up. Future historians, if there are any, will look back horrified that things were at all this close. That at such a technologically advanced stage in human development almost half the population of the most powerful nation on Earth could choose such an utterly ridiculous, untrustworthy, bigoted and willfully ignorant buffoon to be their leader.

29 HappyWarrior  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:08:28pm

So has there been any leakage of who Mitt would be considering for cabinet positions? His advisers were a big reason I didn't buy into the whole "Mitt will moderate" meme.

30 Mich-again  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:09:57pm

re: #28 goddamnedfrank

So fucked up. Future historians, if there are any, will look back horrified that things were at all this close. That at such a technologically advanced stage in human development almost half the population of the most powerful nation on Earth could choose such an utterly ridiculous, untrustworthy, bigoted and willfully ignorant buffoon to be their leader.

uhh Yup!

31 HappyWarrior  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:10:02pm

[Link: www.theonion.com...]
Related to the report that Romney and his team didn't anticipate losing.

32 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:10:28pm

re: #29 HappyBenghazi

So has there been any leakage of who Mitt would be considering for cabinet positions? His advisers were a big reason I didn't buy into the whole "Mitt will moderate" meme.

Bolton for SOS.

33 HappyWarrior  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:11:09pm

re: #32 goddamnedfrank

Bolton for SOS.

Knew there was a reason why I was glad that I decided to wait to take the foreign service exam then. No way I would want to call Bolton "boss."

34 Decatur Deb  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:15:29pm

(Brought up from a dead thread)

It's starting, and of course it would start in Baja Alabama:


Controversial Political Display Removed After Investigation
[Link: www.wtvy.com...]

35 kirkspencer  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:16:09pm

re: #28 goddamnedfrank

[snip]
So fucked up. Future historians, if there are any, will look back horrified that things were at all this close. That at such a technologically advanced stage in human development almost half the population of the most powerful nation on Earth could choose such an utterly ridiculous, untrustworthy, bigoted and willfully ignorant buffoon to be their leader.

To which I add, "we hope."

They just lost an election. They're not yet gone.

36 kirkspencer  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:17:08pm

re: #34 Decatur Deb

(Brought up from a dead thread)

It's starting, and of course it would start in Baja Alabama:

Controversial Political Display Removed After Investigation

[Link: [Link: www.wtvy.com...]...]

bad link

37 abolitionist  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:17:19pm

re: #34 Decatur Deb

Linky no worky.

38 Decatur Deb  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:19:24pm

re: #36 kirkspencer

re: #37 abolitionist

Trying again--fixing above, too.:

[Link: www.wtvy.com...]

39 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:23:36pm

This particular phenomena is what I call information disease. (Note: link is not safe for work nor for those of a delicate constitution.)

The human mind filters new information through the prism of the information it already contains. If enough 'diseased' information is fed to the mind, and the functions that judge that information are damaged or repressed, all future information is rejected or damaged by the mind. The disease becomes self sustaining.

It's a scary, common and unfortunately unrecognized problem.

40 Mich-again  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:23:53pm

Next GOP tack.. Global warming is real.. But it isn't because of humans. Its because God is punishing us for electing Obama.

41 OhNoZombies!  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:23:54pm

re: #32 goddamnedfrank

Bolton for SOS.

Holy Crap !!

42 BongCrodny  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:24:27pm

As a former serviceman, I recently qualified for a program called VRAP, which will allow me to go to a school for up to a year. There are basically four requirements to the program, the two most important being that you have to be unemployed at the time of your application, and that you select a program from an approved list of "high demand" careers.

The program pays a stipend of $1,564 per month, provided the schooling is considered full-time. The veteran has to pay for the cost of the schooling out of that stipend.

Tuition at the trade school I'm going to will run about $350 per month; my rent is about $475 per month. That's $825, which will leave about $175 a week for food, bills and other expenses.

I am not getting rich on this program.

Do I feel *entitled* to this program? Not by a long shot.

But you can bet your bottom dollar I'm extremely grateful it's there.

43 Mich-again  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:25:53pm

re: #39 Romantic Heretic

That sounds very close to cognitive dissonance.

44 JRCMYP  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:29:55pm

Don't tell my husband, but I would gladly bear Jon Stewart's liberal love child. :)

45 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:30:43pm

re: #43 Mich-again

I'm not a psychologist so they just might be.

I think 'information disease' is a better description as it uses words that are in most people's vocabularies. If you say, "cognitive dissonance," to most people they're going to reply, "Huh?"

Also, "information disease" sounds scarier, which is a good thing in this case.

46 Kragar  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:30:56pm
47 Four More Beers  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:32:04pm

Well, what do ya know? Over at Fix, Brett Baier just showed that PPP was the most accurate poll of the election, and did not try to spin it at all.

48 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:32:39pm

The Blaze did a five part series on potential Romney cabinet choices. This seems to be speculation, but the safe choices seem plausible and scary enough.

ROMNEY’S POSSIBLE CABINET PART I: AGRICULTURE, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

POSSIBLE ROMNEY CABINET PICKS, PART II: COMMERCE, INTERIOR, TRANSPORTATION

ROMNEY’S POSSIBLE CABINET PART III: EDUCATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND LABOR

ROMNEY’S POSSIBLE CABINET, PART IV: ENERGY AND HOMELAND SECURITY

ROMNEY’S POSSIBLE CABINET, PART V: ATTORNEY GENERAL AND SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY

49 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:32:40pm

re: #43 Mich-again

That sounds very close to cognitive dissonance.

Motivated reasoning.

50 Mich-again  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:33:35pm

So it turns out the I-96 shooter in Michigan was a deranged anti-government nutjob. Wow. Who could have seen that coming??? /

51 Charles Johnson  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:33:56pm

Checking...

52 BongCrodny  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:34:08pm

I also want to note that the VRAP program -- somewhat embarrassingly called the "Vow to Hire Heroes Act" (at least for those of us fortunate enough to have served during peacetime) -- passed the House of Representatives on a 422-0 vote and in the Senate on a 95-0 vote.

Sometimes, bipartisanship works.

53 Mich-again  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:35:32pm

re: #52 BongGhazi

I also want to note that the VRAP program -- somewhat embarrassingly called the "Vow to Hire Heroes Act" (at least for those of us fortunate enough to have served during peacetime) -- passed the House of Representatives on a 422-0 vote and in the Senate on a 95-0 vote.

Sometimes, bipartisanship works.

Did Ron and/or Rand Paul abstain because they thought it was unconstitutional?

54 efuseakay  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:35:37pm

Boehner on ABC World News... what a douche.

55 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:44:53pm

re: #52 BongGhazi

I also want to note that the VRAP program -- somewhat embarrassingly called the "Vow to Hire Heroes Act" (at least for those of us fortunate enough to have served during peacetime) -- passed the House of Representatives on a 422-0 vote and in the Senate on a 95-0 vote.

Sometimes, bipartisanship works.

You volunteered to let them do with you what they wanted. Just because they didn't do their worst with you doesn't mean you didn't offer. You don't need to reject the 'hero' tag when it's given.

56 calochortus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:47:28pm

re: #42 BongGhazi

And ya know what? I'm happy to have my tax dollars pay for that.

57 aagcobb  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:48:32pm

re: #16 Lidane

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I think they underestimated how determined hispanics, african-americans and women became to vote thanks to the relentless hate war the GOP waged against them. I guess it didn't occur to them that while they were whipping their base into a hate frenzy, it might effect the targets of that hatred as well.

58 allegro  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:48:41pm

re: #22 Kragar

Buyer's remorse setting in:

GOP Mega-Donor: These Super PACs Are So Secretive!

“You have no idea of the financial structuring of a lot of these outside groups in terms of how much went to the actual delivery of a message,” Friess said, “versus how many dollars were taken off as fees to the people running them.”

When your party is defined by greed, what the hell do you expect? You donated that money expecting a financial return for your own personal enrichment, right? You think the people taking your money are doing it for the public good?

It is to laugh. Stew in it, asshole.

59 The Questionable Timing of a Flea  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:51:56pm

New Senator Jeff Lake was just on NPR. He's saying exactly the same thing as Boehner: we'll work with Obama but only on revenue increases via supply side techniques.

The talking points have been issued.

60 efuseakay  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:53:50pm

re: #59 The Ghost of a Benghazi Flea

New Senator Jeff Lake was just on NPR. He's saying exactly the same thing as Boehner: we'll work with Obama but only on revenue increases via supply side techniques.

The talking points have been issued.

If they don't get with the program and they end up putting us back into a recession, voters will remember in 2014. But these idiots aren't known for thinking long-term... or about the country for the matter.

61 Lidane  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:54:44pm

re: #59 The Ghost of a Benghazi Flea

New Senator Jeff Lake was just on NPR. He's saying exactly the same thing as Boehner: we'll work with Obama but only on revenue increases via supply side techniques.

The talking points have been issued.

When will these morons give up on supply side economics? It clearly doesn't work and all it does is create the deficits these fuckwits spend all their time complaining about.

62 aagcobb  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:55:28pm

re: #24 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

I don't know if anyone has posted this here yet (been out part of the day) but THIS is awesome

I haz a sad.

63 Targetpractice  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:56:30pm

re: #59 The Ghost of a Benghazi Flea

New Senator Jeff Lake was just on NPR. He's saying exactly the same thing as Boehner: we'll work with Obama but only on revenue increases via supply side techniques.

The talking points have been issued.

"The people voted and decided that we need to compromise and work together. So we think that the best way to compromise is by continuing to act exactly as we were before the election and keep blaming you for all our screw-ups. The part where you come in is agreeing to be our scapegoats."

///

64 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 3:59:56pm

Benghazi.

65 Ben G. Hazi  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:00:12pm

re: #64 Gus

Benghazi.

Indeed.

66 Targetpractice  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:00:17pm

Oh, and anybody who thought Boehner's leaked comments earlier were a sign of GOP sanity regarding the ACA, put away your party favors:

Boehner’s Office Clarifies His Obamacare Remarks, With Full Transcript

DIANE SAWYER: A couple of other questions about the agenda now. You have said next year that you would repeal the healthcare vote. That's still your mission?

JOHN BOEHNER: Well, I think the election changes that. It's pretty clear that the president was reelected, Obamacare-- is the law of the land. I think there are parts-- of-- the healthcare law that-- are gonna be very difficult to implement. And very expensive. And as-- the time when we're tryin' to find a way to create a path-- toward a balanced budget-- everything has to be on the table.

DIANE SAWYER: But you won't be spending the time next year trying to repeal Obamacare?

JOHN BOEHNER: There certainly may be parts of it that we believe-- need to be changed. We may do that. No decisions at this point.

67 Daniel Ballard  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:00:53pm

re: #1 Sophist is the VillageGreen Preservation Society

Now there is a man who loves his job.

And maybe on the best night his show will ever enjoy. How would it get any better?

68 The Questionable Timing of a Flea  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:01:58pm

re: #61 Lidane

When will these morons give up on supply side economics? It clearly doesn't work and all it does is create the deficits these fuckwits spend all their time complaining about.

They won't, because it's basically an article of faith. Check out the fawning accounts of the "Chilean Economic Miracle," which are both counter-factual with regards to the country's economic development, and carefully gloss over every other aspect of the Pinochet regime.

Supply-siders are either crooks that know better or true believers that don't.

69 Kronocide  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:02:35pm

re: #59 The Ghost of a Benghazi Flea

New Senator Jeff Lake was just on NPR. He's saying exactly the same thing as Boehner: we'll work with Obama but only on revenue increases via supply side techniques because fuck you that's why.

The talking points have been issued.

That's what they really mean. We're happy to compromise as long as he's the one doing all the compromising.

70 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:02:57pm

LOL.

Apparently Romney Lost the All-Important ‘Slut Vote’

...

But bskillet81, head of the Christian Men's Defense Network, has an alternate theory that may be worth pursuing. In a piece called "What the Right Doesn't Get About Elections" (currently set to private, along with the rest of his site — thankfully Google cache is "something God intended") — bskillet81, apparently his party's answer to Nate Silver even though his name sounds more like my friend from summer camp's AOL screenname, knows the truth: the Democrats had a multi-pronged strategy that enabled them to get out the Slut Vote. Here's how it worked:

1. Obama knew he needed those lady votes, and he knew, as does everyone, that most ladies are sluts.

Women make up about 54% of the electorate. It is very hard to win without winning that segment, or at least losing it only narrowly while winning men big. While the right usually wins married women, the fact is that married women constitute an ever-decreasing share of the female population. Women want to delay marriage as long as possible so they can "have it all," and usually "have it all" means "have as much hot alpha sex as possible without any consequences." And thus, less married women and more sluts (not that these two groups are mutually exclusive, per se)

...

In conclusion, Romney was just too feminist to win the slut vote. Or, in bskillet81's words:

However, this election cycle shows that the Slut Vote is real, and Republicans lose because they discount the existence of original sin in women. Abortion is often called the "third rail of American politics," but in truth, the third rail is a woman's right to slut (with cash and prizes).

71 Targetpractice  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:07:05pm

Basically, from all the sounds of it, Boehner's remarks to ABC tonight lay out the GOP strategy for the next 4 years: Talk a lot about "compromise" and "bipartisanship" in the early months while continuing to act as they're bargaining from a position of power, then blame the Democrats when no bargains are made and nothing is getting done.

72 erik_t  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:07:33pm

re: #71 Targetpractice

Fifteenth verse, same as the first!

73 Achilles Tang  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:07:55pm

I just saw the end of a Fox News show, Baier I think, that showed a supposedly funny series of clips of Obama, very fast and with no apparent point except that the only words I could distinguish repeatedly were "can't touch us" and "homeboy".

WTF fuck were they thinking? Wait, I know. Here we go again.

74 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:10:42pm

re: #70 goddamnedfrank

LOL.

...

Christian Men's Defense Network

LOL

75 Stanghazi  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:13:43pm

Well, the good thing is this is happening right now, after the election. The momentum is on our side.

Fuck the GOP and their lies. Bipartisanship my ass. Show it.

76 Ben G. Hazi  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:14:22pm

re: #70 goddamnedfrank

LOL.

...

In conclusion, Romney was just too feminist to win the slut vote. Or, in bskillet81's words:

re: #74 wrenchwench

...

LOL

Christian Men's Defense Network

That's says it all right there...

77 Four More Beers  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:14:39pm

re: #75 Stanghazi

Well, the good thing is this is happening right now, after the election. The momentum is on our side.

Fuck the GOP and their lies. Bipartisanship my ass. Show it.

Negative.

4:39PM EST November 8. 2012 - WASHINGTON — Read John Boehner's lips: No new taxes.
President Obama, Senate Democrats and a majority of the American people may say the wealthiest Americans need to pay more taxes, but the House speaker is standing his ground in opposition to raising rates.

"Raising taxes on small businesses will kill jobs in America. It is as simple as that," Boehner said today in a wide-ranging interview with USA TODAY in which he repeatedly spoke of finding "common ground" with Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

78 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:14:54pm

re: #74 wrenchwench

...

LOL

Why are you laughing at Christians?

//Wingnut

79 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:15:46pm

re: #78 Gus

Why are you laughing at Christians?

//Wingnut

I'm laughing at MEN!

////{Gus}

80 Stanghazi  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:18:15pm

re: #24 Dreggas

I don't know if anyone has posted this here yet (been out part of the day) but THIS is awesome

The half mast elephant flag is perfect. My neighbors did that with a SD Chargers flag upon one of the many chokes. More traumatic when its your political team I guess. (Glad THEY'RE not neighbs)

81 Daniel Ballard  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:18:28pm

Right this minute I'm glad Romney is not the elect.

It comes out today that Iran fired on an American drone in international airspace. Maybe (my bet) they just wanted to register a shot across the bow and see how well our Predator could fly doing ACM. Maybe they were bad shots, but I doubt that. That smells of somebody believing too much of their own bigoted bullcrap. And kudos to President Obama for keeping this close until after the vote!

oops did I just shout?

My food for thought question is how seriously should we even take that? It's a drone. Has the same humanity as a toaster. And we don't want an escalation, OMG.

On the harsh side we have the fact of shots fired over international waters. Critical airspace. Critical waters.

82 Kronocide  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:19:16pm

White Christian men need lots of defense. Look at the crazy shit they say.

83 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:19:20pm

re: #62 aagcobb

I haz a sad.

The more they pray for victory the less campaigning for victory they do.
re: #79 wrenchwench

I'm laughing at MEN!

////{Gus}

Men have spent so many years laughing at women, minorities and everything else while mounted on our high horses we've forgotten how to laugh at ourselves. Anybody else laughing at us hurts our sensitive feelings.

84 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:20:14pm

Missed this but asshole over at NRO known as Jonah Goldberg doubled down or came up with another word salad piece yesterday.

85 erik_t  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:20:16pm

re: #81 Daniel Ballard

My food for thought question is how seriously should we even take that? It's a drone. Has the same humanity as a toaster. And we don't want an escalation, OMG.

The implication that we know they fired on it and failed (how?) implies some interesting things. I would suspect the next Iranian aircraft to fire on a US-flagged piece of equipment in international airspace is likely to find it a less pleasing experience.

86 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:21:20pm

re: #84 Gus

Missed this but asshole over at NRO known as Jonah Goldberg doubled down or came up with another word salad piece yesterday.

I Kant even handle the title.

87 allegro  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:21:34pm

re: #82 KronoGhazi

White Christian men need lots of defense. Look at the crazy shit they say.

"See? God says I'm the boss of you! Right here and here and here in the bible! Stop laughing!"

88 erik_t  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:22:01pm

re: #86 wrenchwench

I Kant even handle the title.

Marx my words, you'll regret not reading it.

89 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:22:37pm

re: #88 erik_t

Marx my words, you'll regret not reading it.

Let's not Hegel over it.

90 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:23:10pm

re: #89 wrenchwench

Let's not Hegel over it.

Hume-er us.

91 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:23:41pm

re: #90 b_snark

Hume-er us.

Right Mao?

92 erik_t  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:23:48pm

re: #89 wrenchwench

Let's not Hegel over it.

Well quit Stalin and get your butt over there.

93 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:24:03pm

Quit Stal...

Oops, too late.

94 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:24:34pm

re: #92 erik_t

Well quit Stalin and get your butt over there.

I think you're putting Descartes in front of the horse.

95 Killgore Trout  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:27:13pm

re: #81 Daniel Ballard

My food for thought question is how seriously should we even take that? It's a drone. Has the same humanity as a toaster. And we don't want an escalation, OMG.

On the harsh side we have the fact of shots fired over international waters. Critical airspace. Critical waters.

It's probably not that serious. Despite the claims, it's entirely possible we were flying in their airspace. Also this is a public sign that they don't have the technology to accurately shoot down our drones.. Obama signed in a new round of sanctions today but the Iranians seem intent on enduring a lot of pain to maintain their nuclear program.

96 Bubblehead II  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:28:06pm

re: #81 Daniel Ballard

Like you said. It was a drone. The fact that is was over International waters and in International airspace is moot. It was a silly act of provocation that was rightly ignored.

97 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:28:15pm

re: #92 erik_t

Well quit Stalin and get your butt over there.

You will Rousseau much taking that tone with me.

98 Killgore Trout  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:29:22pm

re: #85 erik_t

The implication that we know they fired on it and failed (how?) implies some interesting things. I would suspect the next Iranian aircraft to fire on a US-flagged piece of equipment in international airspace is likely to find it a less pleasing experience.

It's also possible that this was a trial to let them shoot at a drone to test their capabilities. If it was a test, they failed it.

99 erik_t  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:30:00pm

re: #98 Killgore Trout

It's also possible that this was a trial to let them shoot at a drone to test their capabilities. If it was a test, they failed it.

That's a few too many dimensions of chess for my tastes.

100 Daniel Ballard  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:30:10pm

re: #85 erik_t

Maybe so. New issues to think about. As soon as you try to provide fighter cover for a drone you may wind up with a nest of issues. The point of the things is to avoid all that. Risk a fighter plane & pilot protecting a drone and you kinda lost the point of using a drone to begin with.

Sheesh so much doctrine being written as we go. Drones are controversial on many levels. Tactical, civil liberties, costs. On and on. We need them but we better pioneer this right.

There is a morality issue IMO in shooting down a person to defend a toaster, uh, drone. Is it smart to kill over a camera robot when you are not at war? I'd say not. looking forward to seeing our policy unfold.

101 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:30:20pm

re: #98 Killgore Trout

It's also possible that this was a trial to let them shoot at a drone to test their capabilities. If it was a test, they failed it.

Give them an 'E' for effort.

102 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:31:41pm

re: #100 Daniel Ballard

Maybe so. New issues to think about. As soon as you try to provide fighter cover for a drone you may wind up with a nest of issues. The point of the things is to avoid all that. Risk a fighter plane & pilot protecting a drone and you kinda lost the point of using a drone to begin with.

Sheesh so much doctrine being written as we go. Drones are controversial on many levels. Tactical, civil liberties, costs. On and on. We need them but we better pioneer this right.

There is a morality issue IMO in shooting down a person to defend a toaster, uh, drone. Is it smart to kill over a camera robot when you are not at war? I'd say not. looking forward to seeing our policy unfold.

I'm still waiting to see the sand crawler combat robots.

103 Kronocide  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:31:50pm

Michael Barone: it's Obama's fault the GOP doesn't get along with Obama because Obama hasn't won them over. Or something.

Ronald Reagan, speaking the language of the old, universal popular culture, could appeal to both Americas. His successors, not so much. Barack Obama, after an auspicious start, has failed to do so.
As a result, there are going to be many Americans profoundly unhappy with the result of this election, whichever way it goes. Those on the losing side will be especially angry with those whose candidate won.

104 SpaceJesus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:34:00pm

Goldmine.

"The end of liberty in America: Only course of action now is to fight back, electoral politics not working "

[Link: www.libertarianrepublican.net...]

I strongly urge all other libertarians to do the same. Are you married to someone who voted for Obama, have a girlfriend who voted 'O'. Divorce them. Break up with them without haste. Vow not to attend family functions, Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas for example, if there will be any family members in attendance who are Democrats.

Do you work for someone who voted for Obama? Quit your job. Co-workers who voted for Obama. Simply don't talk to them in the workplace, unless your boss instructs you too for work-related only purposes. Have clients who voted Democrat? Call them up this morning and tell them to take their business elsewhere.

Have a neighbor who votes for Obama? You could take a crap on their lawn. Then again, probably not a good idea since it would be technically illegal to do this.

105 Daniel Ballard  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:35:11pm

re: #95 Killgore Trout

It's probably not that serious. Despite the claims, it's entirely possible we were flying in their airspace. Also this is a public sign that they don't have the technology to accurately shoot down our drones.. Obama signed in a new round of sanctions today but the Iranians seem intent on enduring a lot of pain to maintain their nuclear program.

Well that technology goes back to late world war one. A drone has got to be an easy target. Fish in a barrel. I'd hate to assume they are that inept. Iran is not some tiny backward nation.

106 Bubblehead II  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:35:47pm

re: #98 Killgore Trout

It's also possible that this was a trial to let them shoot at a drone to test their capabilities. If it was a test, they failed it.

Get real. If the Pilot of that fighter had the skill to fly it, don't you think he also had the knowledge to use the on-board fire control system to knock out a drone? To discount that is not only ridiculous, but insane.

107 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:36:09pm

re: #100 Daniel Ballard

Maybe so. New issues to think about. As soon as you try to provide fighter cover for a drone you may wind up with a nest of issues. The point of the things is to avoid all that. Risk a fighter plane & pilot protecting a drone and you kinda lost the point of using a drone to begin with.

Sheesh so much doctrine being written as we go. Drones are controversial on many levels. Tactical, civil liberties, costs. On and on. We need them but we better pioneer this right.

There is a morality issue IMO in shooting down a person to defend a toaster, uh, drone. Is it smart to kill over a camera robot when you are not at war? I'd say not. looking forward to seeing our policy unfold.

Drones will be shot at and some will be destroyed. Part of the concept in a UAV is not having to worry about getting a pilot or aircrew killed. The USA will not start a war if a drone gets shot down.

108 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:37:01pm
109 nines09  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:37:38pm

re: #104 SpaceJesus

Goldmine.

"The end of liberty in America: Only course of action now is to fight back, electoral politics not working "

[Link: www.libertarianrepublican.net...]

Jump in the river. Leave note saying Obama did it. Have government spend money dragging river for you.

110 RadicalModerate  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:38:41pm

Found on a friend's Facebook posting, a couple of the best post-election images I've seen so far:

Quotes

Knock-knock.

111 aagcobb  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:40:01pm

re: #104 SpaceJesus

Goldmine.

"The end of liberty in America: Only course of action now is to fight back, electoral politics not working "

[Link: www.libertarianrepublican.net...]

I have a feeling the Democrats who know this asshole won't miss him. Love the taste of his bitter tears.

112 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:40:29pm
113 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:40:47pm

Benghazi.

114 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:41:40pm

re: #2 Kragar

Colbert...man there are none other like him.

115 SpaceJesus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:41:46pm

re: #110 RadicalModerate

the first one needs more Allen West

116 Daniel Ballard  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:44:55pm

re: #108 Gus

Iran Air Flight 655

Interesting. What a horrible tragedy. That Captain really effed up.

If we had drones then, no need to pursue the small craft. If that had been a Navy helicopter this time around we could be at war. Or a lot closer to it. This is like the waters between Cuba and Florida in the 1960's. Tight space, hostile forces too close together and an excess of angry rhetoric from one side. Sanctions are shortening tempers.

117 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:45:01pm

re: #29 HappyBenghazi

So has there been any leakage of who Mitt would be considering for cabinet positions? His advisers were a big reason I didn't buy into the whole "Mitt will moderate" meme.

Bolton for SecDef I think, which is enough to make anybody who isn't a keyboard commando shudder.

118 Daniel Ballard  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:46:52pm

Gtg.

119 Stanghazi  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:47:36pm

re: #108 Gus

Iran Air Flight 655

That fateful July 4th family picnic when i commented on the dead people floating in the sea and my step-brother called me a communist. Ah the memories.

120 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:47:43pm

Noob drops turd in first comment.

121 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:48:37pm

re: #120 Gus

Noob drops turd in first comment.

Huh?

122 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:48:54pm

re: #119 Stanghazi

That fateful July 4th family picnic when i commented on the dead people floating in the sea and my step-brother called me a communist. Ah the memories.

I remember apologizing to an Iranian co-worker that day. Shouldn't have happened.

123 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:49:12pm

re: #121 b_snark

Huh?

Esto.

124 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:49:39pm

re: #120 Gus

Noob drops turd in first comment.

Volleyed right back. Hope he's wearing a Mitt.

126 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:53:18pm

re: #124 wrenchwench

Volleyed right back. Hope he's wearing a Mitt.

I don't understand why people do that. Sign up for a place like LGF and then making a first comment like that out of the blue. Guess they're just trolling.

127 Killgore Trout  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:53:39pm

re: #106 Only The Lurker Knows

Get real. If the Pilot of that fighter had the skill to fly it, don't you think he also had the knowledge to use the on-board fire control system to knock out a drone? To discount that is not only ridiculous, but insane.

I suppose it's possible that the Iranian missed intentionally as warning shots or something but a drone is a big trophy for them. I assume if the did open fire they probably wanted to hit it.

128 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:54:20pm

re: #126 Gus

I don't understand why people do that. Sign up for a place like LGF and then making a first comment like that out of the blue. Guess they're just trolling.

To show his tribe the size of his dick.

129 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:54:20pm

re: #125 Gus

NATURE | An Original DUCKumentary Preview | Jumping Duckling | PBS

[Embedded content]

Now there's a cute hatchling!

130 Decatur Deb  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:54:54pm

re: #127 Killgore Trout

I suppose it's possible that the Iranian missed intentionally as warning shots or something but a drone is a big trophy for them. I assume if the did open fire they probably wanted to hit it.

What if the toaster defends itself? The 1B model carries 4 Stingers.

131 Killgore Trout  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:56:55pm

re: #130 Decatur Deb

What if the toaster defends itself? The 1B model carries 4 Stingers.

I googled a bit to see what kind of countermeasures those things can carry. Not much reliable info.

132 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:57:17pm

re: #129 wrenchwench

Now there's a cute hatchling!

I like the view from the top down and the subsequent slow motion trip down with the feet wobble.

133 Killgore Trout  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:57:53pm

re: #130 Decatur Deb

What if the toaster defends itself? The 1B model carries 4 Stingers.

...also I seem to recall seeing somewhere that this particular toaster was armless.

134 Kragar  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:59:17pm

"They tried to use the drones for recon, Iran said no no no..."

135 Decatur Deb  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:59:26pm

re: #133 Killgore Trout

...also I seem to recall seeing somewhere that this particular toaster was armless.

And someone will have to decide about the next one. Fortunately that won't be President Romney.

136 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 4:59:44pm

re: #130 Decatur Deb

What if the toaster defends itself? The 1B model carries 4 Stingers.

Image: After_Dark_Flying_Toasters.png

138 Decatur Deb  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:06:59pm

re: #131 Killgore Trout

I googled a bit to see what kind of countermeasures those things can carry. Not much reliable info.

from wiki on AIM-92:

Operational history

An Iraqi MiG-25 shot down a Predator drone performing reconnaissance over the no fly zone in Iraq on 23 December 2002. Predators had been armed with Stingers, and were being used to "bait" Iraqi fighter planes, then run. In this incident, the Predator didn't run, but instead fired one of the Stingers after the MiG engaged with its own missiles. The Stinger's heat-seeker probably became "distracted" by the MiG's missile and so missed the MiG, and the Predator was destroyed. This was the first time in history a conventional aircraft and a drone had engaged in combat.[1][2]

139 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:07:49pm

re: #20 William Barnett-Lewis

They don't make them much like Bryan anymore. . .

140 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:08:19pm

re: #137 Gus

NATURE | Animal Odd Couples | Kate and Pip | PBS

[Embedded content]

Oh noes! Dogs and cats deer living together!

141 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:08:23pm

re: #128 b_snark

Really???

142 Ben G. Hazi  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:09:29pm

re: #138 Decatur Deb

from wiki on AIM-92:

Operational history

An Iraqi MiG-25 shot down a Predator drone performing reconnaissance over the no fly zone in Iraq on 23 December 2002. Predators had been armed with Stingers, and were being used to "bait" Iraqi fighter planes, then run. In this incident, the Predator didn't run, but instead fired one of the Stingers after the MiG engaged with its own missiles. The Stinger's heat-seeker probably became "distracted" by the MiG's missile and so missed the MiG, and the Predator was destroyed. This was the first time in history a conventional aircraft and a drone had engaged in combat.[1][2]

Stingers have a dodgy kill ratio anyway, IIRC. Besides, a lot has happened in the intervening decade.

144 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:10:50pm

re: #140 wrenchwench

I saw that, I'm a sucker for the animal pairings like the cat and the squirrel or the dog adopting kittens. . .restores my faith in basic kindness even if my fellow humans don't always. . .

145 dragonfire1981  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:12:11pm

re: #104 SpaceJesus

Goldmine.

"The end of liberty in America: Only course of action now is to fight back, electoral politics not working "

[Link: www.libertarianrepublican.net...]

Thirdly, I believe we all need to express disgust with Obama and Democrats in public places. To some extent I already do this. Example:
When I'm at the Wal-mart or grocery story I typically pay with my debit card. On the pad it comes up, "EBT, Debit, Credit, Cash." I make it a point to say loudly to the check-out clerk, "EBT, what is that for?" She inevitably says, "it's government assistance." I respond, "Oh, you mean welfare? Great. I work for a living. I'm paying for my food with my own hard-earned dollars. And other people get their food for free." And I look around with disgust, making sure others in line have heard me.

I am going to step this up. I am going to do far more of this in my life. It's going to be my personal crusade. I hope other libertarians and conservatives will eventually join me.

What I plan to do this week, is to get yard signs made up, at my own expense, that read, "EBT is for Welfare Moochers." I will put the signs out on public property off of the right-of-way so it's entirely legal, in front of every convenience store or grocery store that has a sign out saying "EBT Accepted Here." I may even do some sign waving in front of these stores, holding up my "EBT is for Welfare Moochers," sign, and waving to passers-by.

If I meet a Democrat in my life from here on out, I will shun them immediately. I will spit on the ground in front of them, being careful not to spit in their general direction so that they can't charge me with some stupid little nuisance law. Then I'll tell them in no un-certain terms: "I do not associate with Democrats. You all are communist pigs, and I have nothing but utter disgust for you. Sir/Madam, you are scum of the earth." Then I'll turn and walk the other way.

Buttons. Boy, you can have a lot of fun with this. I plan to make up a bunch of buttons, and wear them around town, sayings like "Democrats are Communist Pigs," or "Welfare moochers steal from hard-working Americans," "Only Nazis support Seat Belt laws" or "No Smoking Ban: Nanny-Staters go Fuck Yourselves."

WOW.

If Breitbart were still alive even HE'd be telling this guy: "Dude, CALM down."

146 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:12:17pm
147 Charles Johnson  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:13:44pm

re: #123 Gus

Esto.

Oh brother.

148 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:14:20pm

re: #141 DisturbedEma

Really???

It's like a group of teenage boys playing king of the hill, urging each other to do something outrageously gutsy.

149 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:14:30pm

re: #147 Charles Johnson

Oh brother.

He came here to show us the size of his derp.

150 Ben G. Hazi  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:14:58pm

re: #145 dragonfire1981

WOW.

If Breitbart were still alive even HE'd be telling this guy: "Dude, CALM down."

Must be a bitch to have such an empty, petty existence...and a coal-black heart.

151 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:15:56pm

re: #146 DisturbedEma

Is there a link here to this?

Yes, but it should be repeated in each thread for a day or two.

152 Ben G. Hazi  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:16:34pm

re: #146 DisturbedEma

Is there a link here to this?

Yeah, something was posted about that in one of the last Election Night threads.

Presumptuous, weren't they?

153 nines09  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:16:40pm

re: #145 dragonfire1981

Somebody's gonna need a dentist.

154 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:17:04pm

re: #145 dragonfire1981

WOW.

If Breitbart were still alive even HE'd be telling this guy: "Dude, CALM down BEHAVE YOURSELF!!!!."

FTFthelateBreitbart.

155 OhNoZombies!  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:18:19pm

re: #145 dragonfire1981

WOW.

If Breitbart were still alive even HE'd be telling this guy: "Dude, CALM down."

Seeing as how many Wal-Mart employees have to use government assistance in order to make ends meet, perhaps he should shop somewhere else.

156 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:18:20pm

re: #145 dragonfire1981

I've actually seen this guy, well someone like him. He is a regular at the northside WalMart- and he did this long before the election. I was behind him and a young family who had a very new baby, and they were using WIC, a nutrition program for pregnant women, infants, and small children here in Wisconsin, and their vouchers (they don't have a card for them yet, still paper) had to be verified by a manager. He was asshole enough to start insulting them, and OMG when he started in on the baby, I lost it. Best part, he was escorted to another line and then out the door, I stayed where I was and waited for them to get their items, which was baby formula, which was necessary because the mom had diabetes, and had not been able to nurse because of blood glucose issues. . .she seemed to need to explain why she needed the items, which reminded me of all the times I feel I have to explain to strangers that my son is not spoiled, he is autistic.

157 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:18:54pm

re: #148 b_snark

ah, well I have raised teenage boys to adulthood, but I guess there are some things a mom never knows. . .

158 nines09  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:19:52pm

re: #156 DisturbedEma

I've actually seen this guy, well someone like him. He is a regular at the northside WalMart- and he did this long before the election. I was behind him and a young family who had a very new baby, and they were using WIC, a nutrition program for pregnant women, infants, and small children here in Wisconsin, and their vouchers (they don't have a card for them yet, still paper) had to be verified by a manager. He was asshole enough to start insulting them, and OMG when he started in on the baby, I lost it. Best part, he was escorted to another line and then out the door, I stayed where I was and waited for them to get their items, which was baby formula, which was necessary because the mom had diabetes, and had not been able to nurse because of blood glucose issues. . .she seemed to need to explain why she needed the items, which reminded me of all the times I feel I have to explain to strangers that my son is not spoiled, he is autistic.

Don't you just love those folks who have it all figured out in a snapshot?

159 lawhawk  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:21:03pm

For the love of all that is good in the world, DO NOT USE A GENERATOR INSIDE. IT WILL KILL YOU.

Hurricane Sandy claimed another life when a woman died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator emissions inside her garage.

Local news outlets have reported that carbon monoxide poisoning has sickened dozens of people in more than 10 Northeast states in Sandy’s wake. Now, as newly powerless residents throughout the storm-struck region crank up generators after a nor’easter brought record early snow and winter weather, the potential for more deaths is high, officials warn.

160 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:22:38pm

re: #158 nines09

It just tore at my heart- she had that haggard, new mom, haven't slept in weeks look, and was crying as this guy lit into her and called her child a leech, the dad was just trying to ignore it, but red faced and fists clentched, I figured if I didn't do something, she'd have even more to worry about. I was training for the Tough Mudder at the time and felt invincible:)

161 OhNoZombies!  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:24:20pm

Is being an insensitive ass considered a pre-existing condiition?

162 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:24:42pm

re: #159 lawhawk

oh this is so sad:( breaks the heart, because they were just trying to stay warm, and for whatever reason didn't get the warning. . .just tragic.

163 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:27:10pm

re: #162 DisturbedEma

oh this is so sad:( breaks the heart, because they were just trying to stay warm, and for whatever reason didn't get the warning. . .just tragic.

This is why a good science curriculum is necessary.

164 Tigger2  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:27:27pm

re: #104 SpaceJesus

Goldmine.

"The end of liberty in America: Only course of action now is to fight back, electoral politics not working "

[Link: www.libertarianrepublican.net...]

Have a neighbor who votes for Obama? You could take a crap on their lawn.

If any idiot tries to drops his pants and take a crap in my yard, I'll pop a cap in his ass. lol

165 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:27:36pm

re: #163 b_snark

agreed

166 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:28:57pm

re: #164 Tigger2

The Romney signs on my block all have black tape on them, woke up this morning to that sight. . .think it is a sign of mourning, but I'm not sure

167 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:29:09pm

Just in case this hasn't been posted 300 times already, here's 25 minutes of a full-metal wingnut apparently live-blogging ranting during election night. Of COURSE she's drunk, and of COURSE she pays homage to that great statesman, Andrew Breitbart (in between bouts of coprolalia).

It's not as sad/amusing as "Shut Up Little Man", but it's right up there.

168 Charles Johnson  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:29:18pm

re: #149 Gus

He came here to show us the size of his derp.

That comment has all the marks of the classic right wing troll -- misspellings, random punctuation, the inevitable "lol"...

I think we'll keep this one for a while.

169 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:30:25pm

re: #156 DisturbedEma

I've actually seen this guy, well someone like him. He is a regular at the northside WalMart- and he did this long before the election. I was behind him and a young family who had a very new baby, and they were using WIC, a nutrition program for pregnant women, infants, and small children here in Wisconsin, and their vouchers (they don't have a card for them yet, still paper) had to be verified by a manager. He was asshole enough to start insulting them, and OMG when he started in on the baby, I lost it. Best part, he was escorted to another line and then out the door, I stayed where I was and waited for them to get their items, which was baby formula, which was necessary because the mom had diabetes, and had not been able to nurse because of blood glucose issues. . .she seemed to need to explain why she needed the items, which reminded me of all the times I feel I have to explain to strangers that my son is not spoiled, he is autistic.

To some people, labelling makes it real. This implies that if you don't label it it isn't real.

The upshot of this is that autism didn't exist in the past so kids were just spoiled, weird, stupid, or geeky.

170 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:33:14pm
171 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:33:41pm

re: #169 b_snark

Funny you should say it didn't exist- I tend to disagree. You mention labels, and I believe autism has been around for awhile, we just never called it that, which was a HUGE point of contention between my ex and myself when it came to how to treat him.

172 Charles Johnson  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:34:38pm

re: #170 wrenchwench

I love this guy.

173 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:35:09pm

re: #168 Charles Johnson

That comment has all the marks of the classic right wing troll -- misspellings, random punctuation, the inevitable "lol"...

I think we'll keep this one for a while.

Maybe he'll grow.

//

174 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:35:50pm

re: #173 Gus

I'd be interested to see how it plays out. . .

175 Stanghazi  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:36:14pm

re: #167 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Just in case this hasn't been posted 300 times already, here's 25 minutes of a full-metal wingnut apparently live-blogging ranting during election night. Of COURSE she's drunk, and of COURSE she pays homage to that great statesman, Andrew Breitbart (in between bouts of coprolalia).

[Embedded content]

It's not as sad/amusing as "Shut Up Little Man", but it's right up there.

I watched last night & actually woke up thinking about it. She's FINALLY getting her message out.

176 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:36:31pm

re: #172 Charles Johnson

I love this guy.

How about this one?

Later, lizards.

177 lawhawk  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:36:36pm

re: #168 Charles Johnson

That comment has all the marks of the classic right wing troll -- misspellings, random punctuation, the inevitable "lol"...

I think we'll keep this one for a while.

Are we playing with our food? We should mind our manners. /

178 PhillyPretzel  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:38:01pm

re: #176 wrenchwench

Thank you for reprinting my long day remark. It was a loong day and it was crazy too.

180 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:38:50pm

re: #169 b_snark

To some people, labelling makes it real. This implies that if you don't label it it isn't real.

The upshot of this is that autism didn't exist in the past so kids were just spoiled, weird, stupid, or geeky.

There once was a time when we attributed symptoms of schizophrenia to the work of demons, crop failure to the incantation of witches, and monsoons to the failure of throwing enough virgins into volcanoes.

Image: OXRUw.jpg

181 wrenchwench  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:38:52pm

re: #178 PhillyPretzel

Thank you for reprinting my long day remark. It was a loong day and it was crazy too.

Make a Page if you have some good stories....

182 Gus  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:39:18pm

Anyone check on Chuck Woolery?

//

183 Ben G. Hazi  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:40:07pm

re: #168 Charles Johnson

That comment has all the marks of the classic right wing troll -- misspellings, random punctuation, the inevitable "lol"...

I think we'll keep this one for a while.

Just like how a cat plays with mice...

184 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:40:18pm

re: #177 lawhawk

I learn so much during a troll takedown. I really do. I hope that this person is not one, but if so, I usually take notes, especially if it is a climate change issue. . .I've learned a lot about that here, and like to share with my sons.

185 PhillyPretzel  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:40:43pm

re: #181 wrenchwench

I will consider it. One thing was that this is the first time I have seen provisional ballots. I have been watching the polls for 20 years.

186 Lidane  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:40:55pm

re: #104 SpaceJesus

Goldmine.

"The end of liberty in America: Only course of action now is to fight back, electoral politics not working "

[Link: www.libertarianrepublican.net...]

That guy sounds like he's a barrel of laughs at a party.

///

187 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:40:55pm

re: #171 DisturbedEma

Funny you should say it didn't exist- I tend to disagree. You mention labels, and I believe autism has been around for awhile, we just never called it that, which was a HUGE point of contention between my ex and myself when it came to how to treat him.

I wasn't saying it didn't exist.

I'm saying there is a subsection of our culture who refuse to believe that problems like autism exist, or that they need special treatment. The argument they give is that if the kids were just treated like everybody else they'd be fine. They're invariable someone who didn't have a problem like autism (I have high functioning autism and Aspergers in my family) so they see things from an isolated perspective.

188 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:41:10pm

re: #179 engineer cat

microsoft demos real time english speech to mandarin speech system

Aww, how cute! It thinks it's Google.

Actually, this technology was invented by accident. They were trying to come up with a realtime English grammar correction engine, and this was the result. They couldn't figure out how to fix it, so they just repackaged it and issued a press release.

189 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:43:24pm

re: #184 DisturbedEma

I learn so much during a troll takedown. I really do. I hope that this person is not one, but if so, I usually take notes, especially if it is a climate change issue. . .I've learned a lot about that here, and like to share with my sons.

You can always just ask. There are a shitload of well informed lizards here.

190 BongCrodny  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:46:06pm

re: #168 Charles Johnson

That comment has all the marks of the classic right wing troll -- misspellings, random punctuation, the inevitable "lol"...

I think we'll keep this one for a while.

"The polt thickens."

For some weird reason, I kinda like it.

191 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:49:13pm

re: #187 b_snark

Ah, my ex was convinced it was a designer disease, and refused to see how different Yehuda was in development and speech. My 14 year old has Ausperger's, Yehuda is PDD-NOS

192 BongCrodny  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:49:54pm

re: #164 Tigger2

Have a neighbor who votes for Obama? You could take a crap on their lawn.

If any idiot tries to drops his pants and take a crap in my yard, I'll pop a cap in his ass. lol

Two words:

Photo. Facebook.

193 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:50:29pm

re: #189 b_snark

I do sometimes, but usually the questions come to me as I watch the process/postings unfold, and I realize how much there is to learn.

194 Bubblehead II  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:54:44pm

Lizards, time to call it a night. Enjoy your Troll roast. Remember, pepper before the salt.

Either way. May The Deity of your choice smile down upon you.

195 engineer cat  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:56:18pm

re: #39 Romantic Heretic

information disease

i like it

it's very memeable. or maybe you would say it has high memeificationality

196 engineer cat  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 5:58:00pm

re: #188 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Aww, how cute! It thinks it's Google.

Actually, this technology was invented by accident. They were trying to come up with a realtime English grammar correction engine, and this was the result. They couldn't figure out how to fix it, so they just repackaged it and issued a press release.

google is the new microsoft, which was the new ibm before ibm became the new ampex, or maybe sun

197 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 6:00:45pm

re: #156 DisturbedEma

Major douche alert on that Wal-Mart clown.

198 b_Snark  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 6:00:57pm

re: #194 Only The Lurker Knows

Lizards, time to call it a night. Enjoy your Troll roast. Remember, pepper before the salt.

Either way. May The Deity of your choice smile down upon you.

I'm torturing my Deity to get the name of his Deity. Like they say, always go to the top.

199 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 6:10:48pm

re: #70 goddamnedfrank

LOL! Ladies are not sluts (except for sometimes in the bedroom)!

200 DisturbedEma  Thu, Nov 8, 2012 6:20:08pm

re: #197 ProGunLiberal

Just so uncalled for. . .


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