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We’re getting into the holiday gift-giving season, and I want to encourage LGF readers who are looking for awesome bargains to check out Amazon’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, because it’s kinda hard to find better prices on some of the stuff they’re offering.

And if you click through from one of the links at LGF, we get a small cut of the purchase price at no extra charge to you. This is a great way to get some shopping done and support LGF at the same time, so we can continue providing you with our special brand of news, analysis, music, art, and snark.

Here’s a big graphic ad you can click on, to start exploring for the stuff you know you want to buy:

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330 comments

1 PhillyPretzel  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 6:16:32pm

If I cannot find what I am looking for I will keep it mind. If I recall correctly I made my first purchase on amazon through a similar link from this weblog. It was for my Nikon L20.

2 dragonfire1981  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 6:20:56pm

Oh it's always fun when the Liberal and Conservative sides of the family get into a heated debate in the living room.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. :P

3 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 6:22:12pm

re: #2 dragonfire1981

Oh it's always fun when the Liberal and Conservative sides of the family get into a heated debate in the living room.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. :P

Thankfully, my wife's family absolutely does not discuss politics or any other such topics at family gatherings. They're overwhelmingly hardcore conservative anyway, so it'd be a short discussion, but they mostly don't want to get Dad wound up.

4 Charles Johnson  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 6:27:01pm

A really awesome DSLR camera deal - $500 off: Nikon D7000

5 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 6:29:10pm

POW! The New England Patriots force turnovers on two consecutive plays (the second a kickoff) and both times run the ball back for a TD. New England leads the Jets 28-0.

6 freetoken  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 6:33:33pm

A suggestion for your Thanksgiving evening viewing choice:

Who said the 1950's had cornered the market on this stuff?

7 freetoken  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 6:37:10pm

Long before the Walking Dead there were the Talking Turkeys.

8 freetoken  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 6:44:11pm

Another someday-to-be holiday classic, the short film "Treevenge", here in its entirety:

9 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 6:47:19pm

re: #8 freetoken

Another someday-to-be holiday classic, the short film "Treevenge", here in its entirety:

[Embedded content]

Freetoken is channeling Ed Wood, folks.

10 Tsuga  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 6:59:26pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

That's a really good DSLR, Charles. I have one with the 16-85mm VR lens. Great choice for a serious amateur who wants lots of features and manual controls on top of the usual automation. If you have the dough get the 10-24mm or 12-24mm Nikon wide angle while you're at it.

11 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 6:59:41pm

Just finishing up watching Punkin Chunkin. I'd love to do that, but it also terrifies me. It's dangerous out there.

12 Charles Johnson  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:06:53pm

re: #10 Tsuga

I was actually just reading some reviews of this camera, searched Amazon for it, and discovered this great price.

13 Tsuga  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:22:32pm

re: #12 Charles Johnson

There will probably be a new one (D7100?) coming out soon with 24 (vs. 16) megapixels and other improvements, but at a substantially higher price. Figure $1200 for the body or $1500 with that lens.

The current offer is a great way to get into a quality DSLR at an affordable price. My only beef is that I prefer the 16-85mm lens, but unlike some others it's never bundled with a body at a savings.

Upgrading at the DSLR level should skip at least one generation so I'm staying put with my D7000 for a while more and looking at more lenses in the meantime.

14 engineer cat  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:25:05pm

who are looking for awesome bargains

i am so thankful that i have a little spare cash
and live in this wonderful country at such an interesting time
there's food in my refrigerator, my bills are paid up,
but though there are things i painfully feel the lack of
none of them may be had for money

15 Four More Tears  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:26:50pm

Are the Jets joining some Walmart employees in their strike?

That's the excuse I'd be going with...

16 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:28:06pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

A really awesome DSLR camera deal - $500 off: Nikon D7000

I can't take a picture to save my life!

When I try to take a picture using a camera on my cellphone, the camera always shakes in my hand when I press the button. I don't know how to stop that!

17 jaunte  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:32:55pm

re: #16 Vicious Babushka

Maybe one of these Steadicam gizmos:
[Link: www.amazon.com...]

18 Tsuga  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:33:16pm

re: #16 Vicious Babushka

You need a camera with image stabilization, which nearly all dedicated digital cameras (or their lenses) have these days. Try a few at a store to see if' you can get a steady shot despite the shaking hands. That said, there's no point in getting an expensive camera until you have determined that an inexpensive one works for you.

19 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:33:21pm

re: #15 Four More Tears

Are the Jets joining some Walmart employees in their strike?

That's the excuse I'd be going with...

No, they just got their asses handed to them in the 2nd Quarter. New England scored all 35 of its points in one quarter.

20 Tsuga  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:38:21pm

re: #19 Dark_Falcon

Turnovers, plus the Patriots are running up a lot more yards in a lot fewer plays.

21 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:39:39pm

The Jets did get lucky just now though, picking up two points due to a New England chop block in the end zone, resulting in the call of a safety.

Patriots 35, Jets 5

22 Tsuga  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:45:04pm

Well, the Jets are showing a little life, with a second score.

23 Kdizzle  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:45:59pm

I bought 50 dollars worth of e-books from Amazon less than an hour ago, and now I find that I could have had some of that cheddar filling the coffers of LGF if I simply would have taken the time to browse Charles Blog a little more thoroughly.

Now I feel like an asshole. When I start shopping for gifts for my family and friends I will adjust accordingly.

By the way those e-books include:

Green Mars(Mars Trilogy)- By Kim Stanley Robinson
Blue Mars(Mars Trilogy)- By Kim Stanley Robinson
Outer Dark- By Cormac McCarthy
Reamde- By Neal Stephenson(Maybe the most self indulgent speculative fiction writer working right now. Something happened after Cryptonomicon. I mean Anathem was fantastic, but a layman's history of Mercantilism, Currency, and Alchemy didn't have to stretch on for three thousand pages did it?)
The Marriage Plot- By Jefferey Eugenides( I can't be the only one that thought Middlesex was the best American novel written in the last twenty years?)

24 A Man for all Seasons  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:48:43pm

re: #21 Dark_Falcon

The Jets did get lucky just now though, picking up two points due to a New England chop block in the end zone, resulting in the call of a safety.

Patriots 35, Jets 5

Game sucks..I'm scanning channels.
Who the heck is going to stop NE from going to the Superbowl?
Denver? Not likely, Steelers?
NE looks unstoppable.. Never been a fan but they got skilz

25 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:53:12pm

re: #24 A Man for all Seasons

Game sucks..I'm scanning channels.
Who the heck is going to stop NE from going to the Superbowl?
Denver? Not likely, Steelers?
NE looks unstoppable.. Never been a fan but they got skilz

You're supposed to say that Denver will stop them, remaining loyal to Peyton Manning!

//

26 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:55:36pm

I'm not buying anything.

I'm not thankful to G-d.

am I going to hell?

27 prairiefire  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:57:42pm

re: #23 Kdizzle

I've got a cousin who says the same about "Middlesex". Thanks for the list!

28 Petero1818  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 7:58:40pm

re: #24 A Man for all Seasons

I think Denver can stop them. Assuming the running game holds up now that Mcgahee is hurt. He will be back for playoffs they think. Denver is a much better team than they were in week 5. It is time for the Broncos to take out NE.

29 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:00:23pm

Tom Brady answers the Jets' score by running the ball into the end zone himself. Patriots 42, Jets 12

30 A Man for all Seasons  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:02:17pm

re: #25 Dark_Falcon

You're supposed to say that Denver will stop them, remaining loyal to Peyton Manning!

//

I'd love it if Denver would win. I wouldn't put a penny down on Denver. :)

31 Pawn of the Oppressor  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:03:44pm

re: #26 Gretchen G.Tiger

I'm not buying anything.

I'm not thankful to G-d.

am I going to hell?

Yes, but you'll have pretty much the entire human race for company.

I suffered through an unexpected bunch of god-bothering and preachy stuff at the girlfriend's family Thanksgiving today... Really hard to be polite and keep a bitten tongue while watching her teenage son be indoctrinated by babbling, glassy-eyed relatives. It's hopeless, really - one atheist has no chance against 35+ years of Church of Christ "education". Other than that, everything was great.

I'm getting a little tired of spirits being dragged into everything, including Thanksgiving. It's like the "freeloader" meme that's taken off in the last half-year or so; all of a sudden I'm tripping over the G-word everywhere I go. Some of us are happy without religion and really just want to be left alone.

Anyway I did get to do a little educating, talking about this artice at Slate about Leptospirosis and the Pilgrims; I did like being able to talk about how European/Native interactions were a bit more complicated than the history books usually describe them. Mm, rat pee on Thanksgiving! I'm such a nerd...

32 Kragar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:06:16pm

And now for something completely different...

33 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:07:47pm

New England scores again! It seems like no defense can stop Tom Brady and co. when they're hot.

34 A Man for all Seasons  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:09:39pm

re: #31 Pawn of the Oppressor

Yea.. Church of Christ is pretty hard core. Best of luck when visiting the back 40.

35 Gus  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:14:40pm
36 darthstar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:23:09pm

Spiderman rimming Uncle Sam? I'll never miss another Macy's Thanksgiving parade again.

Image: 46224_138906912925298_1387327918_n.jpg

Deep fried our turkey...came out perfect.

37 Kragar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:25:01pm
38 Kragar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:25:42pm

re: #36 darthstar

Spiderman rimming Uncle Sam? I'll never miss another Macy's Thanksgiving parade again.

Image: 46224_138906912925298_1387327918_n.jpg

Deep fried our turkey...came out perfect.

Overcooked ours a little, nothing the gravy couldn't fix though.

39 Gus  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:26:38pm

re: #36 darthstar

Spiderman rimming Uncle Sam? I'll never miss another Macy's Thanksgiving parade again.

Image: 46224_138906912925298_1387327918_n.jpg

Deep fried our turkey...came out perfect.

Saw that this morning.

40 Mattand  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:28:55pm

re: #36 darthstar

Spiderman rimming Uncle Sam? I'll never miss another Macy's Thanksgiving parade again.

Image: 46224_138906912925298_1387327918_n.jpg

Deep fried our turkey...came out perfect.

Spider-man, Spider-man, does whatever a cheap hooker can!

41 darthstar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:29:48pm

Interesting moment from Thanksgiving at my Republican brother's house...everyone around the table mocking the living fuck out of Sarah Palin...hey, his youngest son started it.

Oh, and both my nephews now know not to let uncle Sean near their phone when their friends are texting. Uncles say the damndest things.

42 Alexzander  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:29:54pm

Just bought some condoms, paint thinner and toothbrushes.

Just kidding; but I do buy my toothbrushes on amazon these days because it is so hard to find a firm toothbrush in-store. Thanks Obama!//

43 darthstar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:30:36pm

re: #42 Alexzander

Just bought some condoms, paint thinner and toothbrushes.

Just kidding; but I do buy my toothbrushes on amazon these days because it is so hard to find a firm toothbrush in-store. Thanks Obama!//

Do they have firm condoms?

44 Alexzander  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:31:27pm

re: #43 darthstar

Do they have firm condoms?

No but they do have the ones that clean your gums.

45 darthstar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:32:00pm

re: #44 Alexzander

No but they do have the ones that clean your gums.

Okay...that's weird...even for me.

46 Alexzander  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:32:52pm

re: #45 darthstar

Okay...that's weird...even for me.

Muahaha yeah I felt myself cross that line.

Subject change: Any Harry Nilssson fans? Watching the documentary on him at the moment.

47 darthstar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:34:50pm

re: #46 Alexzander

Muahaha yeah I felt myself cross that line.

Subject change: Any Harry Nilssson fans? Watching the documentary on him at the moment.

Hang on...still trying to get this lime to fit inside a coconut...

48 Kragar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:35:06pm

re: #44 Alexzander

No but they do have the ones that clean your gums.

I think they're called Condom-mints.

49 darthstar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:36:37pm

Okay...time to crash...tryptophan kicking in.

Catch you all tomorrow.

50 Alexzander  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:37:14pm

re: #48 Kragar

I think they're called Condom-mints.

EDIT: links didn't work.

51 Alexzander  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:38:24pm

re: #49 darthstar

Okay...time to crash...tryptophan kicking in.

Catch you all tomorrow.

Don't forget to floss.

52 Killgore Trout  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:38:51pm

"When you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back into you"
How The Conservative Media Lost The Election
/ Beyond Here there be Dragons

53 darthstar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:40:05pm

Oh, I'll leave you with this warm thought for Black Friday shoppers.

54 Alexzander  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:43:45pm

re: #52 Killgore Trout

"When you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back into you"
How The Conservative Media Lost The Election
/ Beyond Here there be Dragons

I've been thinking a lot about that quote recently.

55 BongCrodny  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:43:56pm

re: #36 darthstar

Spiderman rimming Uncle Sam? I'll never miss another Macy's Thanksgiving parade again.

Image: 46224_138906912925298_1387327918_n.jpg

Deep fried our turkey...came out perfect.

They don't call him "friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" for nothing!

56 Alexzander  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:47:55pm

I hope there are no kids on LGF tonight.

57 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:48:35pm

re: #55 BongCrodny

They don't call him "friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" for nothing!

Looks like he agreed to the iTunes terms of service.

58 freetoken  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:51:11pm

re: #52 Killgore Trout

"When you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back into you"
How The Conservative Media Lost The Election
/ Beyond Here there be Dragons

From the article:

"A deliberate choice is going to have to be made," [Podhoretz] said. "Is RedState a news and information website, or is it an activist partisan Republican website pushing specific politicians?

That Podhoretz even presents the choice he is quoted to have written itself is an indictment of him and the whole rabid right online. Anybody without severe ODS can immediately see, upon their first visit to the site, that Erickson's website is pool of activist ideologues (and worse.)

59 Killgore Trout  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:53:20pm

re: #58 freetoken

From the article:

That Podhoretz even presents the choice he is quoted to have written itself is an indictment of him and the whole rabid right online. Anybody without severe ODS can immediately see, upon their first visit to the site, that Erickson's website is pool of activist ideologues (and worse.)

Indeed. It's not a model to be emulated.

60 Killgore Trout  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:54:56pm

Sucking less than your adversaries isn't much to boast about.

61 Alexzander  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:58:24pm

re: #58 freetoken

From the article:

That Podhoretz even presents the choice he is quoted to have written itself is an indictment of him and the whole rabid right online. Anybody without severe ODS can immediately see, upon their first visit to the site, that Erickson's website is pool of activist ideologues (and worse.)

I love to check RedState every morning.
Speaking of staring into the abyss.

62 Alexzander  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 8:59:37pm

re: #60 Killgore Trout

Sucking less than your adversaries isn't much to boast about.

"90 percent of life is just showing up." - Abraham Lincoln.

63 Kragar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 9:02:21pm

re: #56 Alexzander

I hope there are no kids on LGF tonight.

There are no kids on the internet. They're all FBI agents posing as kids.

64 Alexzander  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 9:13:44pm

re: #63 Kragar

There are no kids on the internet. They're all FBI agents posing as kids.

And all the women are men.

And all the LGF posters are Stalkers.

And, ultimately, there is only one person posting on the internet...trying to find his picture right now.

65 Usually refered to as anyways  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 9:18:26pm

re: #64 Alexzander

And all the women are men.

And all the LGF posters are Stalkers.

And, ultimately, there is only one person posting on the internet...trying to find his picture right now.

Pssst...
The freepers gave this to me

66 Kragar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 9:18:33pm

re: #64 Alexzander

And all the women are men.

And all the LGF posters are Stalkers.

And, ultimately, there is only one person posting on the internet...trying to find his picture right now.

There is only one thief, everyone else is just trying to get their stuff back.

67 Kragar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 9:25:22pm

My tummy has a full.

68 Gus  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 9:27:17pm
69 makeitstop  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 9:30:53pm

re: #37 Kragar

140-car pileup in Texas fog kills two, injures dozens

That 85 MPH speed limit sure was a great idea.
///

70 Gus  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 9:45:06pm
71 Kragar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 9:50:04pm

re: #69 makeitstop

That 85 MPH speed limit sure was a great idea.
///

The human brain relies on contrasts when it attempts to judge speed. In the fog, as visibility is reduces, your brain makes you think you're traveling more slowly even as you increase speed.

72 Tsuga  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 9:51:34pm

G'nite. Turkey assimilated, more or less.

73 Gus  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 9:53:34pm

OK. I can see that this place has a set of rules or talking points that people must adhere to.

74 Gus  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 9:56:00pm

If you don't adhere to those talking point you'll get down dinged.

75 Gus  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 9:56:11pm

Still the echo chamber.

76 Gus  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 10:00:52pm

This is from the LGF pages-sub-culture.

77 Kragar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 10:24:37pm

Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system for women

Since last week, Saudi women’s male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are travelling together.

Manal al-Sherif, who became the symbol of a campaign launched last year urging Saudi women to defy a driving ban, began spreading the information on Twitter, after she was alerted by a couple.

The husband, who was travelling with his wife, received a text message from the immigration authorities informing him that his wife had left the international airport in Riyadh.

“The authorities are using technology to monitor women,” said columnist Badriya al-Bishr, who criticised the “state of slavery under which women are held” in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

78 Kragar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 11:06:06pm

Fox News Brings You The Scariest Christmas Ever

In the days before Thanksgiving, Fox filled its shows with dire, sometimes terrifying segments about all the threats surrounding the merriest season of the year. There’s the eradication of free speech by atheist “loons,” the possibility of choking on our food, the diseases spread on airplanes, and the endless depression that comes from Christmas commercials.

If we even make it to Christmas, that is. Fox’s morning man Bill Hemmer charted the possibility that the “apocalypse” would arrive on Dec. 22, and just how sad it will be when we all get wiped out, leaving all those unopened presents under the tree.

So, sit back and take in the best of Fox’s holiday doom and gloom. And as you endure the season, take a moment to think of all those over at Fox News, who clearly need a little cheering up.

79 freetoken  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 11:09:40pm

re: #78 Kragar

Just send me to the FEMA camps.

80 freetoken  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 11:10:33pm

It was the roaring 20's, and the singer was Eva Taylor:

81 engineer cat  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 11:22:07pm

re: #80 freetoken

It was the roaring 20's, and the singer was Eva Taylor:

[Embedded content]

unless i miss my guess that is a clarence williams blue five recording featuring sidney bechet

82 Kragar  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 11:26:39pm

re: #79 freetoken

Just send me to the FEMA camps.

FEMA: Consonant, Vowel, Consonant, Vowel

MAYA: Consonant, Vowel, Consonant, Vowel

Coincedence? I think not.
/

83 freetoken  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 11:35:16pm

re: #81 engineer cat

unless i miss my guess that is a clarence williams blue five recording featuring sidney bechet

For you.

84 freetoken  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 11:37:19pm

For some reason unknown to us mere mortals, iTunes splits its Christmas music "radio" stations between the "Oldies" and "Eclectic" categories, even though the staions' mixes are pretty much interchangeable.

85 freetoken  Thu, Nov 22, 2012 11:38:04pm

Just one more thing in iTunes that doesn't make sense, such as not being able to use the search field when browsing the "radio" stations.

86 researchok  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:07:52am

Morning, all

87 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:13:57am

re: #84 freetoken

For some reason unknown to us mere mortals, iTunes splits its Christmas music "radio" stations between the "Oldies" and "Eclectic" categories, even though the staions' mixes are pretty much interchangeable.

"What kind of music do you play here?"
"We've got both kinds. Country and Western."

88 Sol Berdinowitz  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:38:36am

We used to have an excellent ersatz Thanksgiving Day here in Germany, Buß- und Bettag, the Day of Prayer and Atonement, which always fell on the third Wednesday in November. Close enough and convenient enough for us expats.

Alas, the holiday was abolished after reunification. Now we have to pray and atone on our own time and celebrate Thanksgiving at the weekend.

89 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:48:46am

re: #88 Sol Berdinowitz

I heard Thanksgiving was huge with Sicilians.
///

90 engineer cat  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 1:16:51am

“How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?”
― Satchel Paige

91 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 1:50:03am

re: #90 engineer cat

“How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?”
― Satchel Paige

Old enough to know better but not old enough to care.

92 Obdicut  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 1:59:25am

re: #74 Gus

If you don't adhere to those talking point you'll get down dinged.

What are you talking about?

93 Sol Berdinowitz  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 2:15:29am

It is possible to oppose the policies of the Israeli government without being anti-Semitic. It is possible to have sympathy for the suffering of the people, especially the children of Gaza without being anti-Semitic.

now cut it out.

94 Obdicut  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 2:58:52am

re: #93 Sol Berdinowitz

I don't even get what anyone's talking about. The most recent person I see mass-downdinged is Rochi for linking to a slimy Gates of Vienna type dude.

95 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:10:56am

re: #94 Obdicut

I don't even get what anyone's talking about.

Neither do I.

In the meantime, I just listen to music:

96 Obdicut  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:48:37am

re: #95 freetoken

You like things peaceful.

Ain't no peace.

97 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:57:28am

re: #96 Obdicut

Actually, I'm trying to find a way to embed the Batanga player in an LGF Page, to no avail yet. Batanga doesn't make it easy.

I ain't got no time to worry about how some may or may not be misinterpreting the actions of others.

Communicating through short posts on a blog can be one of the more opaque methods of human communications, unless taking skill on the part of the writer/actor makes things clear.

98 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:17:48am

If all those racist, warmongering, colonial, expansionist land-stealing Zionist Juice would just pack their bags and go back to Poland and Germany where they came from, there would be total Peace in the region!


Oh wait...

99 Flounder  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:57:04am

Funding for lung cancer lags behind others
[Link: www.timesunion.com...]
Being and ex-smoker and dipper I know how hard it is to quit. Maybe this may give someone the courage to try. Quit just for today, forever is a long time.

100 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:38:16am

I am unfollowing a whole bunch of people on Twitter that I was following during the election, for recommending a "Helen Thomas" solution for the Israel/Gaza situation.

101 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:45:21am
102 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:52:39am

Good morning lizards!

103 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:58:54am

re: #100 Vicious Babushka

I am unfollowing a whole bunch of people on Twitter that I was following during the election, for recommending a "Helen Thomas" solution for the Israel/Gaza situation.

Oh my. I'm afraid to ask what they are saying.

104 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:29:09am
105 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:30:38am

North Korea possibly preparing long-range missile test-report

TOKYO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - North Korea, under heavy U.N. sanctions for its nuclear weapons programme, could be preparing a long-range ballistic missile test, a Japanese newspaper said on Friday, citing officials who have seen U.S. intelligence analysis.

The report comes just weeks before South Korea's Dec. 19 presidential election in which how to handle North Korea is a major campaign issue. The isolated North has for years tried to influence major events in the South by waging propaganda or armed attacks.

106 Obdicut  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:42:22am

re: #104 Vicious Babushka

I just don't get it. I've never wanted any material object that much. Not since I was about eleven.

107 Interesting Times  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:42:56am

re: #104 Vicious Babushka

Watch: #BlackFriday shoppers fighting over phones huff.to/QeELru

Related:

108 A Mom Anon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:43:59am

re: #104 Vicious Babushka

Nice holiday spirit and all that. I can think of not one single product that I would stand in line and/or fight over. I'd stand in line for food or medical treatment, but those are necessities. All those years working retail during the holidays took their toll on my holiday spirit I'm afraid. I hate the whole holiday season these days, it's not at all about being kind or generous in spirit. Of course there are exceptions, all over the place, but the retail business and what it encourages turns my stomach.

I was in my last trimester of my 1st pregnancy working for KMart the year the Cabbage Patch dolls were introduced. The distribution center gave us 48 dolls. I wheeled them out on a big flatbed cart and got knocked down and stepped on. For a fucking doll. It was like I didn't exist. Not one person stopped to ask if I was ok. I was in my early 20s and expecting my first child, I wanted Christmas to be awesome, that kinda changed my whole mindset. I've never been to a Black Friday sale as a shopper, only as a worker and I can tell you, the holidays bring out the monster in way too many of our fellow citizens.

109 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:48:07am

re: #108 A Mom Anon

Nice holiday spirit and all that. I can think of not one single product that I would stand in line and/or fight over. I'd stand in line for food or medical treatment, but those are necessities. All those years working retail during the holidays took their toll on my holiday spirit I'm afraid. I hate the whole holiday season these days, it's not at all about being kind or generous in spirit. Of course there are exceptions, all over the place, but the retail business and what it encourages turns my stomach.

I was in my last trimester of my 1st pregnancy working for KMart the year the Cabbage Patch dolls were introduced. The distribution center gave us 48 dolls. I wheeled them out on a big flatbed cart and got knocked down and stepped on. For a fucking doll. It was like I didn't exist. Not one person stopped to ask if I was ok. I was in my early 20s and expecting my first child, I wanted Christmas to be awesome, that kinda changed my whole mindset. I've never been to a Black Friday sale as a shopper, only as a worker and I can tell you, the holidays bring out the monster in way too many of our fellow citizens.

The stores like to encourage these frenzies. They would encourage "Battle Royale" knockdown dragouts between customers for a $79 HDTV if they thought it would promote more sales.

Black Friday is one day of year that I will STAY AWAY from the stores.

110 darthstar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:53:47am

Mornin' everyone. Missing the long lines at the stores? Here's a kitten cam to help you get by.

[Link: new.livestream.com...]

111 Henchman Ghazi-808  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:01:25am

My wife and SIL did 10PM to 4AM Black Friday excursions while I slept.

The go out at 10AM again and drop me off at the golf course.

Loving Black Friday!

112 A Mom Anon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:04:34am

re: #109 Vicious Babushka

I know, they do it on purpose, which sucks even more. I hate it. I'm waiting for Black Friday to be moved to July 5th, at which point I cancel Christmas and do something else.

Now, my crazy ass husband just left the house to go look for a new fridge, thinking he's going to find some great deal today. Personally, I'd wait til January when large appliances generally go on sale, but some people (ahem, husband, ahem) have no patience. Our fridge needs to be replaced(it keeps freezing the stuff not in the freezer half),but it's not something that has to happen today.

Me,I'm going to do some laundry and walk the dog. Not as exciting to be sure,but certainly more sane.

113 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:05:38am

Some quotes from the Wal-Mart parking lot…

- That self-defense class really came in handy!
Tim Tribbett, Greensboro

- They told us to take a number but we came up with our own system.
Bill Wallace, High Point

- We will go back tonight and see if we can find Mama.
Don Rankin, Greensboro

114 Jolo5309  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:22:02am

re: #108 A Mom Anon

Nice holiday spirit and all that. I can think of not one single product that I would stand in line and/or fight over. I'd stand in line for food or medical treatment, but those are necessities. All those years working retail during the holidays took their toll on my holiday spirit I'm afraid. I hate the whole holiday season these days, it's not at all about being kind or generous in spirit. Of course there are exceptions, all over the place, but the retail business and what it encourages turns my stomach.

I was in my last trimester of my 1st pregnancy working for KMart the year the Cabbage Patch dolls were introduced. The distribution center gave us 48 dolls. I wheeled them out on a big flatbed cart and got knocked down and stepped on. For a fucking doll. It was like I didn't exist. Not one person stopped to ask if I was ok. I was in my early 20s and expecting my first child, I wanted Christmas to be awesome, that kinda changed my whole mindset. I've never been to a Black Friday sale as a shopper, only as a worker and I can tell you, the holidays bring out the monster in way too many of our fellow citizens.

When the Cabbage Patch kids came out they were sold out in all the cities but the hardware store in my home town (population 1800) had 20 of them in stock. My dad walked in Christmas Eve and bought one for every niece.

115 Flounder  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:22:28am

re: #112 A Mom Anon

If you haven't already, try vacuuming the coils underneath. If you have dogs or cats, it attracts the shed fur and keeps the coils from working right.

116 The Prayerful Consideration of a Flea  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:22:59am

No, Thanksgiving Is Not A Celebration Of Triumph Over Socialism: Your Tofurkey Warblog

Right Wing Continues to Push “Socialist Pilgrims” Myth

The Pilgrims Were ... Socialists?

...and that's where Black Friday came from. It's the Capitalist All Saint's Day, while Thanksgiving is Capitalist Halloween, in which the spirit of Socialism is exorcised from the nation for the year.

117 Flounder  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:24:08am

re: #115 Flounder

and sometimes the coils are on the back of the unit.

118 Mich-again  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:30:42am

re: #112 A Mom Anon

Our fridge needs to be replaced(it keeps freezing the stuff not in the freezer half)

You probably do not need to replace a refrigerator because stuff inside is getting too cold.

Defrosting it will clear up the interior airways that get blocked with ice over time. That might fix the problem you describe.

119 darthstar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:43:30am

re: #118 Mich-again

You probably do not need to replace a refrigerator because stuff inside is getting too cold.

Defrosting it will clear up the interior airways that get blocked with ice over time. That might fix the problem you describe.

Yes, but if you get a new refrigerator, the old one makes a lovely front lawn decoration. Put it next to the set of mag tire rims stacked up from after your son totaled his Camaro. Just be sure to take the doors off so you don't suffocate neighborhood kids...old fridges make great hiding places.

120 Jolo5309  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:47:18am

re: #119 darthstar

Yes, but if you get a new refrigerator, the old one makes a lovely front lawn decoration. Put it next to the set of mag tire rims stacked up from after your son totaled his Camaro. Just be sure to take the doors off so you don't suffocate neighborhood kids...old fridges make great hiding places.

You could be Canadian and cause global warming by using it as a beer fridge.

121 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:56:10am

re: #69 makeitstop

That 85 MPH speed limit sure was a great idea.
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That pile-up was along the Gulf coast. The 85 MPH speed limit is only in effect for a new stretch of highway between Austin and San Antonio that is designed for such speeds. It's inland and so less prone to ocean fog.

122 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:59:11am

re: #110 darthstar

Mornin' everyone. Missing the long lines at the stores? Here's a kitten cam to help you get by.

[Link: new.livestream.com...]

Nice how they had an elevated area off camera where the kittens' mother could go when she needed a break from her offspring's antics.

123 Amory Blaine  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:19:20am

Media Action Center: Media watchdog files legal challenges with FCC to pull radio licenses of WISN-AM and WTMJ-AM

...The Media Action Center (MAC) said radio and television station owners are licensed by the FCC for the privilege of broadcasting to their local communities, much like drivers are licensed by the state for the privilege of driving a car. Stations must renew those licenses once every eight years, but the FCC must deny those licenses should the station fail to "serve the public interest, convenience, and necessity."

MAC said it conducted a comprehensive study in May/June of 2012 – during the Scott Walker recall campaign – which clearly showed the two stations each gave supporters of Gov. Walker and the GOP about 80 minutes of free airtime daily on their local talk radio shows, while refusing any access to supporters of Mayor Tom Barrett and Democrats whatsoever.

In total, the two stations subsidized the Walker campaign with an estimated $1 million dollars in airtime. The study documents that WISN and WTMJ hosts and guests not only exclusively promoted GOP candidates, but actively recruited volunteers for GOP campaigns over the publicly-owned airwaves, while refusing to provide any free airtime for the other side.

124 A Mom Anon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:22:10am

re: #118 Mich-again

My husband fixes these things(and almost anything related to construction and a house's innards) for a living and if he says it's going to die soon,then I'll take his word for it. Its a bad design. The doors get hot to the touch on the outside along the sides, the cold water part of the ice dispenser freezes up and is useless most of the time. There's no defrosting of anything, it's a frost free side by side. We've cleaned the coils, replaced the ice maker and water line and a couple other things and it hasn't helped. This fridge will end up in the garage as an extra freezer and to store big bags of dog food, beer and big stuff like Thanksgiving turkeys. Most of the big stores around here will take the old appliances to our local recycling place if you ask(I love them,they primarily hire kids with disabilities and give them job training and other help),so no nifty planter in the yard,lol.

125 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:23:13am

re: #120 Jolo5309

You could be Canadian and cause global warming by using it as a beer fridge.

Better idea, build one of these.

126 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:26:14am

re: #123 Amory Blaine

Media Action Center: Media watchdog files legal challenges with FCC to pull radio licenses of WISN-AM and WTMJ-AM

Meh.
[Link: www.mediaactioncenter.net...]

Coincidentally, the same day Media Action Center launched, so did Occupy Wall Street. And in its Declaration of the Occupation of New York City, Occupy Wall Street wrote, "They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media." As this is a premise of Broadcast Blues, Sue found willing partners at Occupy LA and Occupy Sacramento. Occupy LA first joined Media Action Center and Free Press to protest the Fox/Newscorps shareholders meeting in L.A. (for spreading fear and misinformation,) and then joined Media Action Center in a public files inspection of the Clear Channel radio stations in Los Angeles (as part of a protest against incitements to violence on the John and Ken show.)

Then, last December in Sacramento, in the middle of the night, Clear Channel switched from a soft rock format on its 50,000 watt FM station to airing a simulcast of programming from KFBK, the "conservative" 50,000 watt AM station which launched Rush Limbaugh. For the community, it meant four giant stations were playing about 350 hours a week of "conservative" political talk radio in the Sacramento community, with not a minute of any alternative political talk.

Just partisan extremists trying to silence opinions and information they don't like.

127 Amory Blaine  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:29:19am

Yep. them 2 radio stations, WISN and WTMJ do silence opinion and information they don't like.

128 Henchman Ghazi-808  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:30:15am

re: #126 Killgore Trout

Meh.
[Link: www.mediaactioncenter.net...]

Just partisan extremists trying to silence opinions and information they don't like.

Who, the radio stations pushing copious amounts of right wing viewpoints?

Meh indeed.

129 Amory Blaine  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:33:58am

re: #126 Killgore Trout

How did your caveman legs turn out? Did you cook them for Thanksgiving?

130 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:35:42am

Live updates 1: Rival protests erupt across Egypt
Thinking back since the original uprising in Tahir square the Islamists have bone back on every promise they made. At first they weren't going to seek a majority in Parliament, when they did win the majority they said they were still going to share power. They said they wouldn't run a candidate for president, when they won the presidency they said they'd still respect democracy and rule of law.
Even if Morsi does back off on his power grab I don't think it's going to change anything. The intentions have been made clear.

131 Lidane  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:37:41am

WOW. This is absolutely horrific:

140-car pileup in Texas fog kills two, injures dozens

Two people died and scores of people were hurt Thursday when up to 140 vehicles collided in in dense fog Southeast Texas in a pileup that left trucks twisted on top of each other and authorities rushing to pull survivors from the wreckage.

The chain-reaction collision occurred in extremely foggy conditions at about 8:45 a.m. Thanksgiving Day on Interstate 10 southwest of Beaumont, a Gulf Coast city about 80 miles east of Houston.

A man and a woman were killed in a Chevy Suburban SUV crushed by a tractor trailer, the Texas Department of Public Safety told KFDM-TV.

Jefferson County sheriff's Deputy Rod Carroll said in a news release that 80 to 90 people were transported to hospitals with 10 to 12 of those in serious to critical condition. He said 140 to 150 vehicles were involved in the pileup.

According to DPS, a crash on the eastbound side of the highway led to other accidents in a dangerous chain reaction. There were multiple crashes on the other side of the highway as well.

"We have 18-wheelers on top of cars, we have cars on top of cars. It's just catastrophic," Carroll told NBC News.

132 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:38:10am

re: #129 Amory Blaine

How did your caveman legs turn out? Did you cook them for Thanksgiving?

They came out really good. Prep time was minimal, cooking time was about 40 minutes. Very easy and very cheap. In a few days I'll break down the left over legs and make some turkey chilli.

133 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:39:40am

re: #123 Amory Blaine

Media Action Center: Media watchdog files legal challenges with FCC to pull radio licenses of WISN-AM and WTMJ-AM

The Fairness Doctrine was repealed back in 1987. This challenge will go nowhere.

Wisconsin liberals should stop being butthurt that Scott Walker beat their recall. He didn't do it because he had some sort of 'unfair media advantage'. He won because:

1. The nature of the recall process in Wisconsin meant that the recall election was held a year after Walker's union-limiting law was passed. Public anger faded over time, and Walker used the time to move towards the center politically and mollify parts of the public.

2. The nature of the political process within the state's meant that a Democratic primary was needed, forcing the two top Dems to compete for funding and endorsements and ultimately to run against each other. Scott Walker was able to benefit from this in much the same way as Barack Obama was doing at the same time from the Republican presidential primary: Walker was able to sit back and conserve much of his money while running promoting him in a positive light while his foes lit into each other.

3. The results of the Democratic primary meant that Walker was facing the same Michael Barrett who he had beaten in 2010. This left the Democrats without a 'fresh face', and reduced union enthusiasm (due to Barrett's attempt to add Milwaukee's police and fire department to the unions limited by Walker's law (a change Walker himself opposed and that was not adopted)).

4. The national political focus on jobs and employment ended up the major focus of the campaign. And things were improving somewhat on that front in the spring of 2012 in Wisconsin. This left Barrett's attacks on Walker weakened significantly.

134 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:41:16am

How to get yourself and your friend fired while damaging the charity you work for...

Lindsey Stone - Thoughtless Disrespectful Idiot...

Link The woman photographed clowning around near the Tomb of the Unknowns, and her co-worker who took the picture, have been fired, their employer announced Tuesday evening.

Outrage ensued after Lindsey Stone's co-worker snapped a picture of Stone raising her middle finger and apparently shouting near an Arlington National Cemetery sign that asked for "Silence and Respect."

The two took the photo during a paid trip from LIFE, a non-profit organization that provides housing for people with disabilities in the Cape Cod area.

Stone posted an apology to her Facebook page before she lost her job.

"OBVIOUSLY we meant NO disrespect to people that serve or have served our country. This is just us, being the douche-bags that we are, challenging authority in general."

Well at least she acknowledges that she's a douche-bag, that's a start I guess.

135 Amory Blaine  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:41:18am

Yeah, I know Walker won the recall. I also know republicans have an advantage when it comes to relaying messages in the media in this state.

136 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:45:15am

re: #133 Dark_Falcon

IT (PS), if you think I'm wrong, argue that case. Don't just downding.

137 Jolo5309  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:45:46am

re: #125 NJDhockeyfan

Better idea, build one of these.

I now have a Christmas project!

138 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:46:49am

re: #134 watching you tiny alien kittens are

How to get yourself and your friend fired while damaging the charity you work for...

Lindsey Stone - Thoughtless Disrespectful Idiot...

Well at least she acknowledges that she's a douche-bag, that's a start I guess.

She should have known what would likely result from her actions. I have no sympathy for her.

139 Amory Blaine  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:50:00am

A kegerator draws drunks from far and wide. Much like a juicy brain draws the zombies.

140 Interesting Times  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:50:02am

re: #135 Amory Blaine

Yeah, I know Walker won the recall. I also know republicans have an advantage when it comes to relaying messages in the media in this state.

Walker is also a corrupt douchebag. Hope the people who voted for this bigoted creep are happy.

141 dragonath  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:53:18am

Beer fridges, kegerators, what you really need is a Beerador:

Image: beer_fridge.jpg

142 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:56:06am

re: #140 Interesting Times

Walker is also a corrupt douchebag. Hope the people who voted for this bigoted creep are happy.

Edited to add: oh surprise surprise, looks like they're not:

That poll is from last February, long before the recall. I'd argue that Walker's second defeat of Barrett in June of 2012 invalidates a poll taken in February of 2011.

143 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:58:27am

re: #138 Dark_Falcon

She should have known what would likely result from her actions. I have no sympathy for her.

How does someone even get the attitude to think this kind of behavior is acceptable?...

"Well I was standing in the middle of 400,000 graves right next to a monument dedicated to those killed in war that are never even identified to be properly buried. How was I supposed to know people would be upset with me for deciding it was a great place to clown around and disrespect authority?"

144 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:59:05am

Gaza crowds surge toward Gaza border fence, 1 dead

In one incident captured by Associated Press video, several dozen Palestinians, most of them young men, approached the fence, coming close to a group of Israeli soldiers standing on the other side.

Some Palestinians briefly talked to the soldiers, while others appeared to be taunting them with chants of "God is Great" and "Morsi, Morsi," in praise of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, whose mediation led to the truce.

At one point, a soldier shouted in Hebrew, "Go there, before I shoot you," and pointed away from the fence, toward Gaza. The soldier then dropped to one knee, assuming a firing position. Eventually, a burst of automatic fire was heard, but it was not clear whether any of the casualties were from this incident.
....
Israel's military said roughly 300 Palestinians approached the security fence at several locations in southern Gaza, tried to damage it and cross into Israel. Soldiers fired warning shots in the air to distance the Palestinians from the fence, but after they refused to move back, troops fired at their legs, the military said. It also said a Palestinian infiltrated into Israel in the course of the unrest, but he was returned to Gaza.

This seems to be the video


This does back up the Israeli account that they were trying to cut through the fence, notice the damaged barbed wired. Not just young men but plenty of children in that crowd too.
145 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:01:22am

re: #144 Killgore Trout

Gaza crowds surge toward Gaza border fence, 1 dead

This seems to be the video

[Embedded content]


This does back up the Israeli account that they were trying to cut through the fence, notice the damaged barbed wired. Not just young men but plenty of children in that crowd too.

Even if firing, the Israelis showed restraint, firing only enough to drive off those close to them. And they did have to shoot, don't doubt that. Had they not done so, the crowd would have kidnapped them or killed them.

146 Interesting Times  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:03:28am

re: #142 Dark_Falcon

That poll is from last February, long before the recall. I'd argue that Walker's second defeat of Barrett in June of 2012 invalidates a poll taken in February of 2011.

Missed the date, so removed that info. The rest of my comment stands. And complaints about the rightwing extremist cesspool that Clear Channel-owned AM radio stations have become remain valid. They've caused horrendous damage to the US over the past few decades.

147 Jolo5309  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:03:46am

re: #141 dragonath

Beer fridges, kegerators, what you really need is a Beerador:

Image: beer_fridge.jpg

Yes, yes I do

148 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:03:46am

re: #145 Dark_Falcon

Even if firing, the Israelis showed restraint, firing only enough to drive off those close to them. And they did have to shoot, don't doubt that. Had they not done so, the crowd would have kidnapped them or killed them.

It was a briefly popular tactic in the West Bank about a year ago of getting large crowds to rush the border fence in an attempt to provoke a reaction.

149 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:05:43am

re: #148 Killgore Trout

It was a briefly popular tactic in the West Bank about a year ago of getting large crowds to rush the border fence in an attempt to provoke a reaction.

I remember that. It didn't work well because it just got Palestinians killed for no result at all.

150 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:06:58am

re: #144 Killgore Trout

Russia Today has some footage too, so much for the Palestinian claims that the Israelis shot at "farmers out checking on their fields."

151 Cannadian Club Akbar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:09:01am

Afternoon Honcos.

152 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:09:20am

re: #150 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Russia Today has some footage too, so much for the Palestinian claims that the Israelis shot at "farmers out checking on their fields."

Typical propaganda lies, they just got caught lying this time. I've got to get going, but I'll leave you with this:

200+ Cheerleaders Waiting For The Subway In New York City

153 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:13:44am

re: #150 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Russia Today has some footage too, so much for the Palestinian claims that the Israelis shot at "farmers out checking on their fields."

It's also worth noting that the footage appears to have come from the Palestinians themselves. They edited out the bits of them actively cutting through the fence but left in the parts showing the damaged fence because it showed the soldier's reaction. They are relentless with their propaganda but they are very sloppy.

154 Cannadian Club Akbar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:14:58am

Not sure if this has been posted. Black Friday?

155 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:23:56am

Note to self: Turkey is a hell of a drug.

/

156 Cannadian Club Akbar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:26:32am

re: #155 Targetpractice

Note to self: Turkey is a hell of a drug.

/

Quit basting it with heroin.
/

157 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:28:14am

re: #156 King of the Douche, now you may bow

Quit basting it with heroin.
/

But it comes out so nice and crispy.

//

158 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:29:38am

re: #126 Killgore Trout

And Rapey-Stabby strikes again!

159 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:34:02am

Seems I'll have plenty of entertainment tonight, watching and reading about the madness at the stores. Thank God I don't work in retail.

160 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:34:29am

re: #155 Targetpractice

Note to self: Turkey is a hell of a drug.

/

I have three kinds of dip, two kinds of stuffing, about three pounds of mashed potatoes, salad, green bean casserole, gravy, and maybe four pounds of turkey stuffed in the fridge. It is going to be all leftovers for a couple of days yet lol.

I made potato pancakes with breakfast and had open faced turkey sandwiches and salad for lunch.

I was working till about 11:00 last night to clean up this place after having 10 people over and still have another 1/2 a sink of dishes I'm putting off to get to...sigh.

161 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:35:18am

re: #133 Dark_Falcon

There are only two reasons that Walker won:
1) Barrett is a poor candidate (though the better than Falk would have been) even though he is a brave and decent person (took on a woman's violent assailant bare handed)
2) People believed the Republican Big Lie that the recall was unwarranted.

Notice, however, that as the results of Walkers ruinous efforts have become more obvious, the Democrats did much better this November - quite close to the numbers expected when the recall was planned. Walker and company will have to hurry to despoil the rest of Wisconsin (Mining deregulation, etc) in the two years they have left because it's becoming clear that's all they'll have.

162 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:35:45am

It's black Friday.

Do you know where your parent's are?

do you know where you are?

163 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:36:11am

re: #158 William Barnett-Lewis

OWS was far worse than I imagined. Even as recently as this week: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Doc Accused Of Stockpiling Bomb-Making Materials, Weapons
The extremism and absolute depravity of the movement is nothing I want to be associated with.

164 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:37:58am

re: #159 Targetpractice

Seems I'll have plenty of entertainment tonight, watching and reading about the madness at the stores. Thank God I don't work in retail.

I'm glad to be out of retail, especially this time of year. I find the Black Friday tampling/fighting/mob videos depressing. What a sick culture we have.

165 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:38:03am

re: #160 watching you tiny alien kittens are

I have three kinds of dip, two kinds of stuffing, about three pounds of mashed potatoes, salad, green bean casserole, gravy, and maybe four pounds of turkey stuffed in the fridge. It is going to be all leftovers for a couple of days yet lol.

I made potato pancakes with breakfast and had open faced turkey sandwiches and salad for lunch.

I was working till about 11:00 last night to clean up this place after having 10 people over and still have another 1/2 a sink of dishes I'm putting off to get to...sigh.

Yeah, it was just the 4 of us this year, so the biggest thing we have is about 2 pounds of honey-glazed ham left over. Twas the smallest ham we could find at the local store.

166 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:39:04am

One person makes the whole? Gotcha.

Oh, yeah, it's all rapey-stabby. Just like it's turtles all the way down...

167 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:42:48am

In fact KT, read this:

[Link: www.npr.org...]

Far more deadly to our system that anything any OWS kiddie could hope to do. But money is speech to you I suppose so we don't dare keep the rich from "speaking" and destroying the election process.

But some kids protesting is going to bring down the nation?

Dude, let me know when you improve to pretzel logic levels.

168 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:43:24am

re: #161 William Barnett-Lewis

There are only two reasons that Walker won:
1) Barrett is a poor candidate (though the better than Falk would have been) even though he is a brave and decent person (took on a woman's violent assailant bare handed)
2) People believed the Republican Big Lie that the recall was unwarranted.

Notice, however, that as the results of Walkers ruinous efforts have become more obvious, the Democrats did much better this November - quite close to the numbers expected when the recall was planned. Walker and company will have to hurry to despoil the rest of Wisconsin (Mining deregulation, etc) in the two years they have left because it's becoming clear that's all they'll have.

I'd add one more reason:

3) The length of time of the recall gave time for the Republicans to muddy the waters, making the recall about everything but Walker.

169 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:43:25am

re: #164 Killgore Trout

I'm glad to be out of retail, especially this time of year. I find the Black Friday tampling/fighting/mob videos depressing. What a sick culture we have.

Ahem...madness...

[Link: www.telegraph.co.uk...]

170 allegro  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:46:59am

re: #163 Killgore Trout

The extremism and absolute depravity of the movement is nothing I want to be associated with.

Because buying medical debt and forgiving it is so absolutely depraved.

Jeez, hyperbole much?

171 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:48:18am

I'm really not psychological ready for the holidays.

Can we just skip it this year?

172 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:51:27am

re: #166 William Barnett-Lewis

One person makes the whole? Gotcha.

Oh, yeah, it's all rapey-stabby. Just like it's turtles all the way down...

Every time a story comes out of OWS assholes raping, damaging public and private property, making anti-Semitic speeches, arrested for planning a bomb attack on a bridge, shitting on police cars, banks, inside store bathroom walls, etc the answer always seems to be It's just one person! Why is that?

173 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:51:58am

re: #171 Gretchen G.Tiger

I'm really not psychological ready for the holidays.

Can we just skip it this year?

It will save me more money in the long run, so I'm all for it. Wake me up in time for New Year's...

174 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:53:03am

re: #171 Gretchen G.Tiger

I'm really not psychological ready for the holidays.

Can we just skip it this year?

I'm lucky that I can minimize my exposure to holiday stuff. I'll run some errands but I hunker down at home for the next month or so. Grocery shop in bulk so I'll only have make one or two trips until after the holidays.Gift shopping will be done online to avoid the crowds and malls.

175 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:53:08am

re: #173 Targetpractice

It will save me more money in the long run, so I'm all for it. Wake me up in time for New Year's...

Two of us are in, who else?

176 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:57:58am

My supervisor walked up and down the cubicles and told everybody to go home. :)

177 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:58:02am

re: #172 NJDhockeyfan

Every time a story comes out of OWS assholes raping, damaging public and private property, making anti-Semitic speeches, arrested for planning a bomb attack on a bridge, shitting on police cars, banks, inside store bathroom walls, etc the answer always seems to be It's just one person! Why is that?

OWS was a big eye opener for me. A lot of people on "my" side are willing to make excuses and turn a blind eye to some really horrific stuff if they think it may advance their political agenda. It's a toxic mentality and ultimately it's self destructive but it's an irresistible impulse to way too many people.

178 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:58:25am

re: #176 Vicious Babushka

My supervisor walked up and down the cubicles and told everybody to go home. :)

Hooray!

179 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:01:43am

OWS = BAD!
FLATTEN GAZA = GOOD!

180 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:03:40am
181 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:04:02am

re: #180 Targetpractice

Ah, a moment of fresh air:

WP: The GOP’s bizarre attack on Susan Rice

SHUT UP OWS.

182 ReamWorks SKG  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:09:01am

Happy Xgiving!

183 Political Atheist  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:09:47am

I'm HTML challenged. So been playing around with how to best get two articles into one Page, as a point/counterpoint format. After some use of preview (thanks Charles) and some fiddling around with blockquote I got it into decent shape. Two articles from CNN one wildly for and another against fracking. Both from CNN with all the links intact.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

184 ReamWorks SKG  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:14:44am

re: #163 Killgore Trout

OWS was far worse than I imagined.
[...]
The extremism and absolute depravity of the movement is nothing I want to be associated with.

Maybe Romney was right! Maybe it really is class warfare.

OWS was under the control of too many extreme fringe groups that would be familiar to any old NYC progressives (like me). For example, the New Alliance Party, the Workers World Party, Lyndon LaRouche's U.S. Labor Party, etc. Unfortunately, a lot of the younger people that gravitated to it were unaware of the rhetorical and organizational tricks of these movements, and how they try to control any progressive cause.

The fact that OWS was invented by a Canadian, too, should have been a red-flag. Can't Canadians protest on their own stock exchange?

185 Four More Tears  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:16:27am

And you thought our infrastructure was bad...

186 dragonath  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:18:26am

re: #185 Four More Tears

And you thought our infrastructure was bad...

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187 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:21:23am

Well, I have to give credit where credit is due.

I purchased furniture from Macy's over a year ago and after three repairs, they refunded my purchase price, PLUS the delivery and LIfe-time warranty costs. Everyone I've dealt with from the customer service reps and the repair people were actual human beings.

Purchasing the warranty was worth every penny (especially since it was refunded).

188 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:23:10am

This year our Xmas money is going to the Vet. WE are behind on all our pets. It's a sad thing to be so late on getting check-ups, but a great thing that we are able to do it at all.

189 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:24:20am

re: #184 ReamWorks SKG

Maybe Romney was right! Maybe it really is class warfare.

OWS was under the control of too many extreme fringe groups that would be familiar to any old NYC progressives (like me). For example, the New Alliance Party, the Workers World Party, Lyndon LaRouche's U.S. Labor Party, etc. Unfortunately, a lot of the younger people that gravitated to it were unaware of the rhetorical and organizational tricks of these movements, and how they try to control any progressive cause.

The fact that OWS was invented by a Canadian, too, should have been a red-flag. Can't Canadians protest on their own stock exchange?

Well said. Even without the extremism and nutcases I think it still would have been a problematic movement. Embracing the wingnut meme of "class warfare" was one of those problems. Although the concept of raising taxes for the wealthy was (and still is) popular advocating class warfare was unnecessarily provocative. Also accusing people of being 1%ers quickly became an exclusionary accusation to label people as "others".

190 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:27:23am

re: #189 Killgore Trout

Well said. Even without the extremism and nutcases I think it still would have been a problematic movement. Embracing the wingnut meme of "class warfare" was one of those problems. Although the concept of raising taxes for the wealthy was (and still is) popular advocating class warfare was unnecessarily provocative. Also accusing people of being 1%ers quickly became an exclusionary accusation to label people as "others".

And yet, it helped turned the argument from one about "makers vs takers" to "the 99% vs the 1%." Without that shift, it's very doubtful that Romney's 47% video would have had the impact it did. Same with the attacks against his taxes, his business experience, and his lifestyle in general. There's a reason that many referred to him as "Mr. 1%."

191 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:28:04am

re: #188 Gretchen G.Tiger

This year our Xmas money is going to the Vet. WE are behind on all our pets. It's a sad thing to be so late on getting check-ups, but a great thing that we are able to do it at all.

I've been skimping to vet visits and my own healthcare over the past few years too. Money has been real tight until very recently for me. The cats have had more healthcare over the past few years than myself.

192 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:30:05am
193 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:30:23am

re: #190 Targetpractice

And yet, it helped turned the argument from one about "makers vs takers" to "the 99% vs the 1%." Without that shift, it's very doubtful that Romney's 47% video would have had the impact it did. Same with the attacks against his taxes, his business experience, and his lifestyle in general. There's a reason that many referred to him as "Mr. 1%."

nonsense. We should all be thankful that OWS had no effect on the election or the national conversation. The only thing to come out of OWS was stricter local laws about camping in urban parks.

194 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:31:08am

re: #189 Killgore Trout

Well said. Even without the extremism and nutcases I think it still would have been a problematic movement. Embracing the wingnut meme of "class warfare" was one of those problems. Although the concept of raising taxes for the wealthy was (and still is) popular advocating class warfare was unnecessarily provocative. Also accusing people of being 1%ers quickly became an exclusionary accusation to label people as "others".

OWS made me wake-up too! the 1% are the "others". I think a lot of American's including me were blissfully unaware of the differences in wealth levels. What really got me is not the 1%, but the 90-99% and the remaining 89%.

99% of us are one bad health issue away from bankruptcy. 89% of us are one or two paychecks away from not being able to pay the rent or the mortgage. I don't believe it is all about bad money management.

After my last retail job, I realized that (at least in the Chicago area) it is practically financially impossible for two people with full-time minimum wage jobs to afford even one child without government aid.

Sometin' ain't right there.

195 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:31:23am

re: #193 Killgore Trout

nonsense. We should all be thankful that OWS had no effect on the election or the national conversation. The only thing to come out of OWS was stricter local laws about camping in urban parks.

Is that sarcasm?

196 Shiplord Kirel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:31:35am

Black Friday 2012! Christmas cargo cult mob rioting and mayhem for cheap phones at WalMart:

197 Four More Tears  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:32:49am

Got 14 out of 15.

198 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:33:59am

I should go get the free batteries and photo paper at Staples today. I should also go get the free toothbrushes and other consumables at Walgreens --diapers at CVS. The last are for donations to my current charity --the local women's shelter.

I don't want to brave the day to do so.

199 Four More Tears  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:34:20am

re: #196 Shiplord Kirel

Black Friday 2012! Christmas cargo cult mob rioting and mayhem for cheap phones at WalMart:

[Embedded content]

That was almost as uncomfortable to watch as Gaza war porn.

200 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:34:55am

re: #190 Targetpractice

Gotta remember, KT thinks that's a bad thing. He's still unwilling to admit he wanted Mittens to win and smack down all these pitiful "leftists".

201 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:35:16am

You do realize these Black Friday Riots are the exception, not the rule. That is why they get our attention.

202 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:35:36am

re: #196 Shiplord Kirel

Black Friday 2012! Christmas cargo cult mob rioting and mayhem for cheap phones at WalMart:

[Embedded content]

Life out of balance.

203 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:35:41am

re: #200 William Barnett-Lewis

Gotta remember, KT thinks that's a bad thing. He's still unwilling to admit he wanted Mittens to win and smack down all these pitiful "leftists".

He seems to have some deep seated angst against mass protests.

204 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:35:53am

re: #195 Targetpractice

No, he's willfully tries to believe that because of his fear of the reds under his bed.

205 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:36:40am

PressTV and Washington Beacon are credible sources for OWS news!

206 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:37:27am

re: #201 Gretchen G.Tiger

You do realize these Black Friday Riots are the exception, not the rule. That is why they get our attention.

Indeed, but I still get a chuckle out of watching consumerism run amuck. Makes me feel better to know that, as bad as I've gotten in spending money, at least I'm not awake at midnight, ready to beat another person black and blue just to get my hands on a "doorbuster sale."

207 Shiplord Kirel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:37:46am

re: #201 Gretchen G.Tiger

You do realize these Black Friday Riots are the exception, not the rule. That is why they get our attention.

Yes, I am aware that these mob actions do not occur every time the hordes are admitted to a WalMart today. A video of routine goings-on at WalMart would be very boring so I probably wouldn't post it.

208 Four More Tears  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:37:47am
209 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:38:35am

re: #207 Shiplord Kirel

Yes, I am aware that these mob actions do not occur every time the hordes are admitted to a WalMart today. A video of routine goings-on at WalMart would be very boring so I probably wouldn't post it.

I don't know, regular walmart shoppers can be entertaining

:0

210 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:38:40am

re: #203 Gretchen G.Tiger

He seems to have some deep seated angst against mass protests.

I was gonna say a crippling inability to accept that people are willing to fight against injustice, instead of feeling obligated to give it its time at the podium.

211 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:39:14am

It's a very blustery day in the Very Far Western Parts of Chicagoland.

best to stay indoors.

212 Shiplord Kirel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:40:41am

re: #209 Gretchen G.Tiger

I don't know, regular walmart shoppers can be entertaining

:0

Kind of like The Walking Dead but (usually) without the gunplay.

213 Four More Tears  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:41:37am

re: #212 Shiplord Kirel

Kind of like The Walking Dead but (usually) without the gunplay.

More like Dawn of the Dead. Romero was ahead of his time with that one.

214 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:41:48am

re: #212 Shiplord Kirel

Kind of like The Walking Dead but (usually) without the gunplay.

Though it's seemed like the supermarket scene from Zombieland on occasion.

215 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:41:57am

re: #210 Targetpractice

Don't you dare fight back! It wouldn't be fair! Big Corporate knows what's best!!!

216 Shiplord Kirel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:46:06am

re: #213 Four More Tears

More like Dawn of the Dead. Romero was ahead of his time with that one.

re: #214 Targetpractice

Though it's seemed like the supermarket scene from Zombieland on occasion.

Zombie analogies are closer than I thought: A YouTube commenter pointed out that there is a woman biting someone at about 1:10 on the video.

217 allegro  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:46:26am

re: #211 Gretchen G.Tiger

It's a very blustery day in the Very Far Western Parts of Chicagoland.

best to stay indoors.

I see what you did there. Heh.

218 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:47:32am

re: #216 Shiplord Kirel

re: #214 Targetpractice

Zombie analogies are closer than I thought: A YouTube commenter pointed out that there is a woman biting someone at about 1:10 on the video.

Can't see why, doesn't look like there would be more than a bucket's full of brain matter in that whole crowd. Yegods.

219 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:49:12am

Is it safe for a Canuck to venture into the midst of Black Friday mayhem yet?

Have the LGF zombie shoppers been sated yet?

220 Jolo5309  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:49:35am

re: #184 ReamWorks SKG

Maybe Romney was right! Maybe it really is class warfare.

The fact that OWS was invented by a Canadian, too, should have been a red-flag. Can't Canadians protest on their own stock exchange?

Why, when we can wreck your stuff?

221 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:50:58am

Yes, Mr "We Solved Cold Fusion" Romney was right.
Totally.
;)

222 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:51:06am

re: #219 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet

Is it safe for a Canuck to venture into the midst of Black Friday mayhem yet?

Have the LGF zombie shoppers been sated yet?

Saaallleeesss...

//

223 Four More Tears  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:51:18am

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

224 Four More Tears  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:53:42am
225 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:54:03am

69,223 Highway bridges in US rated; Structurally Deficient.
Infrastructure spending rated; BAD!

226 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:54:44am

bbl

227 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:55:46am

re: #226 Gretchen G.Tiger

bbl

No! Please! Don't go out there!

228 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:56:41am

re: #227 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet

No! Please! Don't go out there!

Or at least take a cricket bat to ward off the zombies.

/

229 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:57:17am

re: #228 Targetpractice

Or at least take a cricket bat to ward off the zombies.

/

Hand held stellar converter.

230 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:03:22am

re: #229 Varek Raith

Hand held stellar converter.

That's why she's going out. Big sale on SCs at BigBuy Jupiter.

231 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:10:09am

re: #223 Four More Tears

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

[Embedded content]

"Shopping resumed shortly after the incident, police told San Antonio Express-News"

No harm done then./

232 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:11:09am

I see some of us are sounding like the Breitbart.com comment section again this morning.

233 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:11:13am

Honestly don't know where these people get the energy for Black Friday. I filled up on food last night and couldn't bring myself to move off the couch. Ended up dropping off to sleep about an hour after dinner.

234 Amory Blaine  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:12:17am

Black Friday Is Plumbers' Busiest Day of the Year

... Contrary to what people may think is the most frequent cause of plumbing problems, Black Friday is not inspiration for toilet humor.

"It's not even close. The number one reason for calls is kitchen sink drains and garbage disposals," said Paul Abrams, Roto-Rooter Service's director of public relations.

After preparing or eating a large meal, Abrams said people try to push things down garbage disposals in sinks and clog drains.

235 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:14:52am

re: #232 Charles Johnson

I see some of us are sounding like the Breitbart.com comment section again this morning.

Speaking of the Breitbartians, their frontpage article is rather hilarious. Chambliss becomes the highest profile Republican to publicly repute the Norquist suicide pact and what do the wingnuts see it as? Yep, "surrender."

236 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:15:22am

re: #232 Charles Johnson

I see some of us are sounding like the Breitbart.com comment section again this morning.

I don't hear the horns and whistles.

237 TedStriker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:17:40am

re: #234 Amory Blaine

Black Friday Is Plumbers' Busiest Day of the Year

Yeah, they have to wait until Christmas Day to deal with "Yule Logs"...

///

238 allegro  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:18:08am

re: #234 Amory Blaine

Black Friday Is Plumbers' Busiest Day of the Year

I learned about potato peels and how much drains don't like a lot of them down there at once on a Thanksgiving Day with about 25 guests there for dinner. It was a very bad thing.

239 Four More Tears  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:18:45am

Great Moments in Not-Racism

The entry featured a black man dressed in a skirt with fairy wings, strapped to a harness that was suspended from the back of a tow truck. Dumas, riding on the float, described the scene to parade goers as “Tyrone the Black Christmas Fairy” who was going to turn “crackers” into Beyonce.

240 TedStriker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:21:15am

re: #239 Four More Tears

Great Moments in Not-Racism

Oh, brother....

Image: double_facepalm.jpg

241 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:23:29am
242 Shiplord Kirel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:23:40am

Sheesh! Store riots, racist floats, insane traffic, maxed credit cards, backed-up drains....

The War on Christmas isn't real but I'm starting to think it might be a good idea.

243 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:24:50am

re: #242 Shiplord Kirel

Sheesh! Store riots, racist floats, insane traffic, maxed credit cards, backed-up drains....

The War on Christmas isn't real but I'm starting to think it might be a good idea.

Torches on the left, pitch forks are on the right.
Grenades in the tub behind the car.

244 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:25:20am

And another brain fart from the Breitbart cult is the retooling of the Benghazi "scandal," in the face of back to back debunking of their BS conspiracy theories. They're now dead set upon going after Rice, asserting she "lied" on the Sunday circuit, and that it's that "lie" that's the big deal.

245 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:25:36am

re: #243 Varek Raith

Torches on the left, pitch forks are on the right.
Grenades in the tub behind the car.

Here I am, stuck in the middle with you...

//

246 Shiplord Kirel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:26:19am

Swarms of demonically controlled metal monsters invade the streets of the city. They roar and scream and paw the ground, seeking the destruction of every living thing. They compete and jostle and collide, sometimes destroying each other in their reckless lust for human blood.

The toll mounts and the authorities, outnumbered hundreds to one, are helpless to stem the onslaught. The hideous spectacle strikes fear and revulsion into the hearts of every rational being.

Those who value their lives take refuge where they can. They huddle in fear, and pray in silent despair for divine intervention to strike the monsters down and end the nightmare.

A new Stephen King novel? A bad science fiction scenario?

Nope, just Lubbock traffic during the Christmas season.

247 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:27:00am

re: #246 Shiplord Kirel

Swarms of demonically controlled metal monsters invade the streets of the city. They roar and scream and paw the ground, seeking the destruction of every living thing. They compete and jostle and collide, sometimes destroying each other in their reckless lust for human blood.

The toll mounts and the authorities, outnumbered hundreds to one, are helpless to stem the onslaught. The hideous spectacle strikes fear and revulsion into the hearts of every rational being.

Those who value their lives take refuge where they can. They huddle in fear, and pray in silent despair for divine intervention to strike the monsters down and end the nightmare.

A new Stephen King novel? A bad science fiction scenario?

Nope, just Lubbock traffic during the Christmas season.

Snow?
WHO CARES I HAZ SUVEE!

248 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:27:40am

re: #246 Shiplord Kirel

Swarms of demonically controlled metal monsters invade the streets of the city. They roar and scream and paw the ground, seeking the destruction of every living thing. They compete and jostle and collide, sometimes destroying each other in their reckless lust for human blood.

The toll mounts and the authorities, outnumbered hundreds to one, are helpless to stem the onslaught. The hideous spectacle strikes fear and revulsion into the hearts of every rational being.

Those who value their lives take refuge where they can. They huddle in fear, and pray in silent despair for divine intervention to strike the monsters down and end the nightmare.

A new Stephen King novel? A bad science fiction scenario?

Nope, just Lubbock traffic during the Christmas season.

Thought it was just me watching Maximum Overdrive again.

249 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:29:32am

I woke up some hours ago, and saw that Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt pulled an autocoup.

Time for the US to go Machiavellian. I think we should convince Jordan to ban the Muslim Brotherhood, and then we should leak Documents that could damage the reputation of the Muslim Brotherhood to News Papers of record around the world.

Algeria's government included.

250 ReamWorks SKG  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:31:45am

So what's the Black Friday death toll so far?

I see this, but nobody was actually shot:

[Link: www.huffingtonpost.com...]

251 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:33:35am

We are having our turkey dinner tonight, so here is the menu:

Fish course:
Broiled lemon almond rainbow trout
Traditional gefilte with horseradish
Salad:
Pecan-avocado salad with raspberry vinaigrette
Soup:
Chicken soup with noodles and kreplach (little chicken-stuffed pockets)
Roast turkey legs with rosemary and garlic
Roasted sliced potatoes
Baked sweet potatoes

Dessert: no, we'll be too stuffed.

252 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:34:20am

re: #247 Varek Raith

Snow?
WHO CARES I HAZ SUVEE!

Here's my SUVEE.

Image: 1998_jeep_grand_cherokee_4_dr_5_9_limited_4wd_suv-pic-6414703517397218588.jpeg

(Not really mine, mine is under a ton of snow and I'm too lazy to unbury just to take a pic. Mine is almost identical)

253 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:35:05am
254 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:35:53am

re: #253 Vicious Babushka

Good Morning! The MB found my last nerve.

255 ReamWorks SKG  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:37:27am

Fight breaks out over $2 waffle makers at Wal*Mart (Black Friday, 2011)

256 Shiplord Kirel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:37:34am

re: #248 Targetpractice

Thought it was just me watching Maximum Overdrive again.

One of my favorite BAD movies. It was somehow hilarious to see ordinary appliances turn into crazed killing machines. The best was the berserk soda machine that mowed down a whole Little League team. Perhaps this speaks to some deep-rooted fear we have.

257 allegro  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:37:43am

re: #251 Vicious Babushka

We are having our turkey dinner tonight, so here is the menu:

Fish course:
Broiled lemon almond rainbow trout
Traditional gefilte with horseradish
Salad:
Pecan-avocado salad with raspberry vinaigrette
Soup:
Chicken soup with noodles and kreplach (little chicken-stuffed pockets)
Roast turkey legs with rosemary and garlic
Roasted sliced potatoes
Baked sweet potatoes

Dessert: no, we'll be too stuffed.

What? No green bean casserole?

258 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:38:01am

re: #254 ProGunLiberal

Sultan Qaboos was right again on them.

BTW, if any of you can arrange it, I would love to meet him.

259 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:38:49am

re: #256 Shiplord Kirel

One of my favorite movies. It was somehow hilarious to see ordinary appliances turn into crazed killing machines. The best was the berserk soda machine that mowed down a whole Little League team. Perhaps this speaks to some deep-rooted fear we have.

I do find Little League teams terrifying.

260 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:40:29am

re: #256 Shiplord Kirel

One of my favorite movies. It was somehow hilarious to see ordinary appliances turn into crazed killing machines. The best was the berserk soda machine that mowed down a whole Little League team. Perhaps this speaks to some deep-rooted fear we have.

"Honey! C'mon over here, Sugar-buns. This machine just called me an asshole!"

261 Shiplord Kirel  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:41:29am

re: #259 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet

I do find Little League teams terrifying.

You worked at McDonald's when they came in?

262 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:44:56am

Just thought you folks might like to know that "Eclectic Infidel" considers a lot of you to be Traitors to Free Speech.

263 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:46:45am

re: #262 Charles Johnson

Just thought you folks might like to know that "Eclectic Infidel" considers a lot of you to be Traitors to Free Speech.

I didn't make the list? Inconceivable!!

/

264 allegro  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:46:53am

re: #262 Charles Johnson

Just thought you folks might like to know that "Eclectic Infidel" considers a lot of you to be Traitors to Free Speech.

Whaa! I never get invited to the good parties.

265 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:47:08am

re: #262 Charles Johnson

I'm not on the list.

And where is Gus?

266 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:49:21am

re: #262 Charles Johnson

Just thought you folks might like to know that "Eclectic Infidel" considers a lot of you to be Traitors to Free Speech.

Whew, dodged that bullet!

267 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:50:02am

re: #255 ReamWorks SKG

Fight breaks out over $2 waffle makers at Wal*Mart (Black Friday, 2011)

[Embedded content]

Was that woman's pants falling down?

268 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:50:20am

re: #262 Charles Johnson

Just thought you folks might like to know that "Eclectic Infidel" considers a lot of you to be Traitors to Free Speech.

I'm so hurt.

269 Henchman Ghazi-808  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:50:25am

re: #172 NJDhockeyfan

Every time a story comes out of OWS assholes raping, damaging public and private property, making anti-Semitic speeches, arrested for planning a bomb attack on a bridge, shitting on police cars, banks, inside store bathroom walls, etc the answer always seems to be It's just one person! Why is that?

Great point douchebag. It wasn't one person, it was 4. Like a good little soldier you've been keeping count.

Give yourself a Silver Eagle.

270 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:51:05am

re: #262 Charles Johnson

Just thought you folks might like to know that "Eclectic Infidel" considers a lot of you to be Traitors to Free Speech.

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Do I even want to go there?

271 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:51:43am

His list comes from the down-dings on this Page: [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

272 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:51:58am

re: #270 Vicious Babushka

The post in question was "clean."

The rest of the site, on the other hand......

273 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:52:36am

re: #271 Charles Johnson

His list comes from the down-dings on this Page: [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

I downdinged that because Pat Condell is an asshole. Assholes can have "free speech" but I also have the freedom to not like it.

274 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:52:57am

re: #267 Vicious Babushka

Was that woman's pants falling down?

She's a plumber.

275 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:53:43am

re: #274 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet

She's a plumber.

Lot of plumbers shopping at Walmart today.

276 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:54:06am

re: #270 Vicious Babushka

Do I even want to go there?

There's more fascinating content (and by "more" I mean both "greater quantity" and "greater quality") on the back of a bottle of generic dish soap.

277 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:55:31am

We call it "Black Friday" because too few people would get the joke if we called it "Faustian Bargain Basement Day".

278 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:56:44am

It's always interesting to check the ratings on posts from far right sources, and see usernames who never post a single comment. They seem to have LGF accounts solely to register their approval of the craziest right wing BS.

279 Henchman Ghazi-808  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:57:13am

Black Friday
Black Bloc

Coincidence? I think not.

280 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:57:32am

re: #271 Charles Johnson

His list comes from the down-dings on this Page: [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

Of course, the exercise of our right to free speech makes us against free speech. Bobble-head dolls will always be bobble-head dolls.

281 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:58:34am

re: #262 Charles Johnson

Just thought you folks might like to know that "Eclectic Infidel" considers a lot of you to be Traitors to Free Speech.

Wonder what I did wrong to not be on that list? I must try harder next time...

282 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:59:07am

re: #277 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

"Object of Desire Phantasm Day.'

283 Henchman Ghazi-808  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:00:03pm

re: #278 Charles Johnson

It's always interesting to check the ratings on posts from far right sources, and see usernames who never post a single comment. They seem to have LGF accounts solely to register their approval of the craziest right wing BS.

That really is pretty pathetic. They're a bunch of Closet Dingers.

284 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:00:11pm

re: #263 Targetpractice

I didn't make the list? Inconceivable!!

/

I am disappoint.

285 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:00:38pm

re: #282 jaunte

"Object of Desire Phantasm Day.'

"The Abyss Gazes Back Day"

286 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:00:59pm

re: #284 Varek Raith

How are you today?

287 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:01:56pm

re: #286 ProGunLiberal

How are you today?

Pretty good.
Messed up my knee.
Again.
Thanks indoor cat!
:)

288 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:02:33pm

re: #271 Charles Johnson

His list comes from the down-dings on this Page: [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

Thank you, now I can correct the error of my ways...

289 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:02:57pm

re: #287 Varek Raith

Pretty good.
Messed up my knee.
Again.
Thanks indoor cat!
:)

You could always make a knee-brace out of cat-gut.

290 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:04:17pm

re: #287 Varek Raith

I had Wisdom Teeth Taken out.

I can feel my body weight plunging into the abyss, I still can't eat most foods. This is torture, not being able to eat my favorite foods.

But otherwise, I am talking to and looking for friends, so things are okay.

291 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:05:08pm

re: #288 William Barnett-Lewis

Thank you, now I can correct the error of my ways...

Actually, wtf is Pat Condell & wtf should I care? (hrm. Wiki. Ah, a fundamentalist atheist. Gotcha)

292 Randall Gross  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:05:13pm

re: #271 Charles Johnson

His list comes from the down-dings on this Page: [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

Recognizing a bigot and expressing your disapproval is using free speech wisely say I. EI has never liked me because I call him on his bullshit when I see it.

293 Charles Johnson  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:05:26pm

And speaking of the LGF far right contingent: [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

294 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:05:27pm

I just made a heck of a Black Friday deal. A guy who used to own a bike shop was having a yard sale, including lots of dead inventory. I looked around for a bit, and said, "How much for everything on this tarp?" He hemmed and hawed and looked through the stuff for a bit, and said "$250". I said, "if you throw in that pile of tires, done." He said "Done." Then he started looking again, saying, "Oh, not that! Not this!" and "You meant just the bike stuff, right?" And I said, "No, I meant everything on the tarp." I let him take back one thing that I knew he told someone else was $100. Then he started looking through a box of stuff I had said I didn't care about. He was reminiscing over it, and ended up OK with the deal including that box, especially when he thought about how happy his wife was going to be when she saw all that stuff was gone.

I think I can quadruple my investment, at least. And Mr. w got a microscope.

295 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:05:56pm

re: #291 William Barnett-Lewis

Actually, wtf is Pat Condell & wtf should I care? (hrm. Wiki. Ah, a fundamentalist atheist. Gotcha)

He's a whining fuck-nut that at one time was entertaining.

296 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:06:02pm

My daughter called. She and her significant other went to a "Black Friday" sale last night. He is from the UK and he wanted to experience this uniquely American event. Well, she told me that the line at Best Buy stretched for more than three blocks and people were whipped into a raging, frenzied swarm. They walked around for a while, then said "fuck this shit" went home and ordered a flat-screen TV online.

297 Henchman Ghazi-808  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:06:11pm

Looking forward to a week of blaming Morsi on Obama: how he let it happen, how Morsi lied to Obama, how Obama believed him, and probably three other angles I'm not considering.

298 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:07:52pm

re: #297 Henchman Ghazi-808

Looking forward to a week of blaming Morsi on Obama: how he let it happen, how Morsi lied to Obama, how Obama believed him, and probably three other angles I'm not considering.

Yes, but how does Benghazi figure into it?

//

299 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:10:14pm

re: #277 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

We call it "Black Friday" because too few people would get the joke if we called it "Faustian Bargain Basement Day".

Did you see this?

300 Henchman Ghazi-808  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:11:03pm

re: #298 Targetpractice

Yes, but how does Benghazi figure into it?

//

Morsi was at Benghazi himself with an AK-47! Prove my circumstantial evidence wrong.

301 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:15:26pm

The wingnut narrative that Egypt is falling under the Brotherhood might have a hard time making that jibe with this:

Egyptian President’s New Powers Spark Protests, Cries Of ‘Dictator’

In a sign of deepening polarization, state TV reported that protesters burned offices of the political arm of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group on several cities on the Suez Canal east of Cairo and in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, while Islamists engaged with fistfights with Morsi opponents in southern Egypt.

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy activists meanwhile converged on Cairo's Tahrir Square, angered at the decisions by Morsi. The decrees include exempting himself from judicial review, as well as a panel writing the new constitution and the upper house of parliament, and the power to enact any other measure he deemed necessary to deal with a "threat" to Egypt's "revolution." ...

Outside the capital, the rival groups clashed.

Thousands from the two camps threw stones and chunks of marble at each other outside a mosque in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria after Friday Muslim prayers. Anti-Morsi protesters threw stones and firecrackers at supporters of the Brotherhood, who used prayer rugs to shield themselves.

302 Henchman Ghazi-808  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:15:28pm

4 x 18" subwoofers @ 30,000 watts + bags of chips = LOL

303 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:18:54pm

LOL! I see there's a review of the new "Red Dawn" up at NPR

[Link: www.npr.org...]

It sounds like they actually manage to make a worse movie than I expected. I wonder if it'll get into the Ed Wood realm of truly treacly hideous?

304 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:20:13pm

Oh geez, Buck.

305 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:21:16pm

re: #294 wrenchwench

I'm about half-assed ready to replace my bike, and I need some learned advice. The bike I think I want might be a very bad idea, and/or might not actually exist.

I most frequently ride on pavement, but I like being able to drop into lower gears and cut across a rough, empty field from time to time. Big, fat mountain bike tires make riding on pavement feel like swimming upstream (rolling resistance), but light, narrow tires that are conducive to speed on pavement tend to go flat when they encounter the slightest twig or if I pop a curb too hard.

I don't like the way you sit on a standard road bike, and I don't like the handlebars. "Mountain bikes" seem much more to my liking, but all the ones I've seen have suspension front forks, and I think I prefer a more rigid frame.

The so-called "hybrid" bikes - what I have now - manage to combine the worst of both worlds.

What I would really like is an indestructible yet weightless bike with an extremely low center of gravity, as maneuverable as a 20" BMX bike but with 700C-size wheels and multiple gears. And lasers.

What do you suggest?

Others, feel free to chime in as well.

306 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:21:18pm
307 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:21:46pm

re: #303 William Barnett-Lewis

LOL! I see there's a review of the new "Red Dawn" up at NPR

[Link: www.npr.org...]

It sounds like they actually manage to make a worse movie than I expected. I wonder if it'll get into the Ed Wood realm of truly treacly hideous?

Lol.

Yes, soldiers from North Korea, a country whose electrical grid is frail, whose food production is disastrous and whose missiles tend not to travel far from their launchpads. A country whose likelihood of conquering Spokane is about as high as, say, Yemen's.

308 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:23:37pm

re: #304 Varek Raith

Oh geez, Buck.

Now what?

309 Henchman Ghazi-808  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:23:41pm

re: #306 Vicious Babushka

Black Friday gets all stabby.

I'm sure research into connections to the OWS movement are well underway...

310 TedStriker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:23:59pm

re: #288 William Barnett-Lewis

Thank you, now I can correct the error of my ways...

Same, same...can't believe I missed that load of baiting tripe before.

However, if EI wants to play this pissy little game of theirs, I say to them:

GET IN THE RING!

311 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:24:42pm

re: #308 William Barnett-Lewis

Now what?

Comment 39 down.
[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

312 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:24:48pm

re: #303 William Barnett-Lewis

LOL! I see there's a review of the new "Red Dawn" up at NPR

[Link: www.npr.org...]

It sounds like they actually manage to make a worse movie than I expected. I wonder if it'll get into the Ed Wood realm of truly treacly hideous?

Yeah, that's another topic over at Breitbart, the back-slapping about how the "Pro-American" film isn't doing all that well with the critics because they're all commies and how the movie's doing "well" against the competition of Skyfall (which is getting reviews as one of the blandest Bond films) and the last Twilight film (the jokes write themselves here).

313 allegro  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:25:47pm

I did my shopping online on Wednesday. I wanted a Windsor chair. Just one. Do you know how nearly impossible it is to buy one Windsor chair? They always come in pairs. I have no use, or place, for a second one. I finally found one. Cost more than 2 from other sources but I figure it's probably of better quality. So then I went looking for a seat cushion for that chair. Have you ever tried to buy one seat cushion? They are always sold in pairs. Finally found the only seat cushion ever made in purple. Had to buy 2. Then looked for inexpensive patio chair cushions, entirely unwilling to pay $70+ each for them. Finally found one for less than $30 - discontinued and only one left. I need 2...

314 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:26:18pm

All I expect from an action movie is some semblance of credibility.
Red Dawn Remake ain't got it.

315 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:27:25pm

re: #301 Targetpractice

The wingnut narrative that Egypt is falling under the Brotherhood might have a hard time making that jibe with this:

Egyptian President’s New Powers Spark Protests, Cries Of ‘Dictator’

I kind of doubt the protesters have enough clout to get Morsi to roll back the power grab and it would probably take the military to get him out of power. It's probably a done deal.

316 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:28:26pm

re: #311 Varek Raith

Comment 39 down.
[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

Yeah, that's him in a nutshell.

317 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:29:13pm

re: #315 Killgore Trout

I kind of doubt the protesters have enough clout to get Morsi to roll back the power grab and it would probably take the military to get him out of power. It's probably a done deal.

Yes, just like Mubarak totally weathered the protests and is still in power...wait, what?

318 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:31:04pm

re: #315 Killgore Trout

Don't worry President Mubarak, those protesters can't touch you. It's a done deal!11ty!!

319 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:33:10pm

re: #317 Targetpractice

Yes, just like Mubarak totally weathered the protests and is still in power...wait, what?

that was because of the clout that the Muslim Bros brought to the protests. They are very popular in Egypt. Popular uprising of secularists and religious minorities probably won't amount to much. Not enough popular support.

320 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:37:05pm

re: #318 William Barnett-Lewis

I wish the protesters all the luck in the world but I'm not very optimistic.

321 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:37:16pm

re: #319 Killgore Trout

For how much longer though? The free-market policies have not helped Egypt.

322 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:37:37pm

re: #320 Killgore Trout

Give it another decade. They have dug their grave.

323 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:39:08pm

re: #320 Killgore Trout

I wish the protesters all the luck in the world but I'm not very optimistic.

You really do hate the masses don't you? Is it really evil for people to fight for their freedom and their children's freedom?

324 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:40:56pm

re: #322 ProGunLiberal

Give it another decade. They have dug their grave.

I'm afraid it may take that long.

325 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:42:08pm

re: #324 Killgore Trout

A decade is a short time on historical timescales. I tend to be long-view.

326 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:44:43pm

re: #319 Killgore Trout

that was because of the clout that the Muslim Bros brought to the protests. They are very popular in Egypt. Popular uprising of secularists and religious minorities probably won't amount to much. Not enough popular support.

You truly believe that, don't you? That public protests never matter, all regime change comes from the barrel of a gun?

327 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:52:09pm

re: #305 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

I'm about half-assed ready to replace my bike, and I need some learned advice. The bike I think I want might be a very bad idea, and/or might not actually exist.

I most frequently ride on pavement, but I like being able to drop into lower gears and cut across a rough, empty field from time to time. Big, fat mountain bike tires make riding on pavement feel like swimming upstream (rolling resistance), but light, narrow tires that are conducive to speed on pavement tend to go flat when they encounter the slightest twig or if I pop a curb too hard.

I don't like the way you sit on a standard road bike, and I don't like the handlebars. "Mountain bikes" seem much more to my liking, but all the ones I've seen have suspension front forks, and I think I prefer a more rigid frame.

The so-called "hybrid" bikes - what I have now - manage to combine the worst of both worlds.

What I would really like is an indestructible yet weightless bike with an extremely low center of gravity, as maneuverable as a 20" BMX bike but with 700C-size wheels and multiple gears. And lasers.

What do you suggest?

Others, feel free to chime in as well.

Every possible bike is available if money is no object, and what you want is possible, assuming there's a bit of exaggeration here:

What I would really like is an indestructible yet weightless bike with an extremely low center of gravity, as maneuverable as a 20" BMX bike but with 700C-size wheels and multiple gears. And lasers.

Try this, for about $1,000. If you triple or quadruple the price, you could get it in titanium and save another pound or two. Maybe get stronger wheels. And keep your tires inflated to the max for curb-hopping. Lasers sold separately.

328 Obdicut  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:54:51pm

re: #177 Killgore Trout

Don't forget that OWS was an eye-opener for other people, as they watched you get all happy at women being pepper-sprayed in the face, while you (wrongly) called them Marxist trust funders. You were gigglingly cheering on cops assaulting peaceful protesters.

That definitely was eye-opening.

329 Feline Fearless Leader  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 1:12:24pm

re: #289 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet

You could always make a knee-brace out of cat-gut.

The Feline Overlord would give you a GAZE for that, but he is too busy pigging out on smoked turkey breast right now.
(MOAR!)

330 Kaessa  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:05:37pm

re: #262 Charles Johnson

Just thought you folks might like to know that "Eclectic Infidel" considers a lot of you to be Traitors to Free Speech.

Wow, how did I managed to make that list?


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