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#Breitbart.com Desperately Tries to Keep the Benghazi Fake Scandal Alive

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Remember Benghazi? Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi? It slipped off the radar this week, so you may have already forgotten about it, which would be healthy.

But not everybody’s healthy, and tonight at the reliably crazed breitbart.com, John Nolte’s feverish fantasies are feeding on themselves: BENGHAZI-GATE ENTERS NEW PHASE: THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP!!!

Coming soon:

BENGHAZI BOOGALOO: THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP!!!!!

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583 comments

1 Political Atheist  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:53:03pm

*groan & eye roll*
This is the best, er worst the vaunted Breitbart site can do?

Weak tea overstates it.

2 Mattand  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:54:42pm
Coming soon:

BENGHAZI BOOGALOO: THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP!!!!!

Behghazi 2: Electric Boogaloo.

3 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:54:52pm

It's quickly ceasing to be the "biggest thing since Watergate" and slowly metamorphosing into the driving excuse for opposition to Susan Rice when her nomination ends up before the Senate GOP. Thing is, I very much doubt the GOP wants to open a discussion about SecState nominees who have been less than honest with the American people.

4 dragonfire1981  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 5:59:40pm

I suspect it will rear its ugly head when the Secretary of State process gets closer to completion, especially if Rice is the one headed for confirmation.

5 Randall Gross  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:00:22pm

John could use some cover up on those jaundiced bags under his eyes.

6 dragonfire1981  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:00:29pm

Also, OT but want to rant: I can't stand that STUPID Kmart commercial with that song that just says "The lights, the lights, the lights, the lights".

Not only does it make NOT want to shop at Kmart, it makes me want to find the nearest one and burn it down.

7 ProGunLiberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:04:26pm

re: #6 dragonfire1981

Finally, someone with my thoughts on it.

8 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:07:51pm

Time to go home and snorgle my kittehs.

Image: Gi9Usn9KzU2q-NKYjPNkJg2.jpg

Later, lizards.

9 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:07:55pm

"Mr. Nolte, I must report that this scandal's brain function has completely ceased."

10 Henchman Ghazi-808  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:11:16pm

So may layers to this conspiracy. It's like a big onion of derp: a Maui Sweet Derp onion.

11 Henchman Ghazi-808  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:14:47pm

re: #9 jaunte

"Mrs. Nolte, I must report that this scandal's brain function has completely ceased your husband is an accomplished moron."

There, mo bettah.

12 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:20:17pm

The coverup of the coverup with the mainstream media acting as co-conspirators!!11ty

13 Henchman Ghazi-808  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:21:57pm

All these cover ups... forgot what was covered up. Oh yeah, Obama!

14 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:24:01pm

I think it sticks mightily in their craws that, despite their best efforts, this didn't end up being the "October Surprise" they so badly needed. The big "scandal" that would totally sink Obama because they'd use it to convince the public that only Republicans could protect America from Al-Q and only Romney could make sure that Republicans had the power to do so.

15 engineer cat  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:25:23pm

re: #1 Political Atheist

*groan & eye roll*
This is the best, er worst the vaunted Breitbart site can do?

Weak tea overstates it.

it's a shadow of an excuse wrapped in a implication stuffed in a distortion, and breaded and froze waiting for the nomination and nothing else

16 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:25:57pm

Ask your doctor if Conspiratrol is right for you.

17 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:28:01pm

I know how I would have felt if Obama lost. However, Obama won and Romney lost. Down in flames baby! I bet they're incredibly angry and depressed. I'm enjoying this thought! Bwahahaha!

18 simoom  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:31:25pm

I guess it was either going to be this idiocy or "Marxist Christmas ornaments" again. Oh who am I kidding, chances are we'll be getting both. ///

19 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:32:04pm

re: #16 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Ask your doctor if Conspiratrol is right for you.

(May cause Aggression, Agitation, Anxiety, Confusion, Depression, Hallucinations, Hostility, Hyperactive e-mailing disorders, Irritability, Panic, Sleeplessness, Dry mouth)

20 Henchman Ghazi-808  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:32:14pm

re: #15 engineer cat

it's a shadow of an excuse wrapped in a implication stuffed in a distortion, and breaded and froze waiting for the nomination and nothing else

....slathered in Founding Father's Bacon grease and deep fried in Ayn Rand Objectivist butter.

21 TedStriker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:33:36pm

re: #19 jaunte

(May cause Aggression, Agitation, Anxiety, Confusion, Depression, Hallucinations, Hostility, Hyperactive e-mailing disorders, Irritability, Panic, Sleeplessness, Dry mouth)

May also cause severe flatulence, anal leakage, uncontrollable drooling, coma, or death.

///

22 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:35:15pm

re: #19 jaunte

(May cause Aggression, Agitation, Anxiety, Confusion, Depression, Hallucinations, Hostility, Hyperactive e-mailing disorders, Irritability, Panic, Sleeplessness, Dry mouth)

FTFY

23 TedStriker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:39:12pm

re: #22 Gus

FTFY

Damn fine print!

24 engineer cat  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:45:37pm

re: #20 Henchman Ghazi-808

....slathered in Founding Father's Bacon grease and deep fried in Ayn Rand Objectivist butter.

the fact that i'm trying to lose a little weight and am sitting here having fantasies about warm crispy egg rolls is kinda showing through i guess...

25 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:45:48pm

re: #9 jaunte

"Mr. Nolte, I must report that this scandal's brain function has completely ceased."

"Eh, it's just pining for the dunes of the Western Desert."

"No, it's kicked the bucket, bought the farm, shuffled loose the mortal coil and gone to join the bleedin' choir invisible! This story is an ex-scandal!!"

26 Henchman 25  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:46:46pm

"All molecular vibration in my body has ceased. Please raise me above absolute zero."

27 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:53:15pm

re: #18 simoom

I guess this it was either going to be this idiocy or "Marxist Christmas ornaments" again. Oh who am I kidding, chances we're we'll be getting both. ///

Drag queens and leftist poets!!

28 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:53:45pm

re: #26 Henchman 25

"All molecular vibration in my body has ceased. Please raise me above absolute zero."

[Aims Breitbart.com's Stream of Burning Stupid at SteelPH.]

29 Henchman 25  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:54:47pm

re: #28 Dark_Falcon

[Aims Breitbart.com's Stream of Burning Stupid at SteelPH.]

OH GOD WHY *flails*

Image: thestupiditburns.jpg

30 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:56:37pm

re: #28 Dark_Falcon

[Aims Breitbart.com's Stream of Burning Stupid at SteelPH.]

If your stream burns for more than a day, seek medical attention immediately.

///

31 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:58:11pm

re: #30 Targetpractice

If your stream burns for more than a day, seek medical attention immediately.

///

Not to worry, their "OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGE!!1"s tend to burn themselves out very swiftly.

32 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:59:07pm

Anybody playing Assassin's Creed III?

33 A Man for all Seasons  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:00:56pm

re: #24 engineer cat

the fact that i'm trying to lose a little weight and am sitting here having fantasies about warm crispy egg rolls is kinda showing through i guess...

I'm in trouble! I just ate a 1/3 of a Boston cream pie, a Coconut cream pie, a couple pieces of pumpkin pie covered in cream. A stupid big piece of Dutch Apple with blue bonnet vanilla ice cream.
I'm dying here..:) My favorite is white bread with mayo stacked with sliced breast meat covered with pepper and tomato and cheese and more mayo heated up on the grill..

34 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:01:05pm

re: #32 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Anybody playing Assassin's Creed III?

I watched Yahtzee's review. Maybe I'll skip this one.

35 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:02:20pm
36 Bubblehead II  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:02:52pm

Night Lizards. Crawling under my rock for the night.

May the Deity of your choice, Smile down upon You.

Sleep well..

37 Dancing along the light of day  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:03:17pm

re: #33 A Man for all Seasons

Tummy might explode. You need to lie down!

38 Henchman Ghazi-808  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:05:28pm

[Link: obamagolfcounter.com...]

Oh yes, a website dedicated to counting Obama's rounds of golf.

39 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:05:35pm

re: #34 Killgore Trout

I watched Yahtzee's review. Maybe I'll skip this one.

I love those reviews, but I suspect he's more or less expected to negatively review almost everything. I haven't seen his AC3 review yet.

IMHO, the game itself is okay, but the characters and the environment are nowhere near as good as AC2 and even AC:Brotherhood. Ezio Auditore was a great video game character, and understandably hard to top.

40 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:06:56pm

re: #38 Henchman Ghazi-808

[Link: obamagolfcounter.com...]

Oh yes, a website dedicated to counting Obama's rounds of golf.

Image: 456419687v1_480x480_Front_Color-White.jpg

Burn!

41 A Man for all Seasons  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:08:22pm

re: #37 Dancing along the light of day

Tummy might explode. You need to lie down!

Hi you! I'm laying in bed with my Colts PJ's on and blogging with the laptop and watching Basketball on TV. Winston is sleeping somewhere after the score of ham he got.
I'm jacked on sugar and pies.. I may blog all night..:)

42 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:09:37pm

re: #32 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Anybody playing Assassin's Creed III?

Nope. Currently doing Final Fantasy V (For GBA on my DS) though.

43 Henchman 25  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:10:19pm

re: #32 negativ

Anybody playing Assassin's Creed III?

Nope. Serious Sam 3 here.

44 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:11:08pm

re: #39 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

I love those reviews, but I suspect he's more or less expected to negatively review almost everything. I haven't seen his AC3 review yet.

IMHO, the game itself is okay, but the characters and the environment are nowhere near as good as AC2 and even AC:Brotherhood. Ezio Auditore was a great video game character, and understandably hard to top.

Yahtzee's said a couple times that it's his job as a critic to harp on the things he found wrong with a game, even if he has to dig for them. But if he finds a game he truly did like, then he's been known to give the odd positive review now and then. Most recent one I can think of was XCom.

45 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:13:28pm

re: #40 Gus

Image: 456419687v1_480x480_Front_Color-White.jpg

Burn!

Those ended up packed back into their boxes and shipped to 3rd World nations along with items such as the t-shirts the Patriots had produced that would have been sold here had they won the Superbowl.

46 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:13:32pm

Oh. I see that Allahpundit has finally managed to write more than three sentences over at Hot Air. Sure enough he's a rather bitter old wingnut. A portion of his recent rant:

Oh, and when it comes to anything the media deems racialist or genderific, can we find someone other than old white guys to lay out our case? Why isn’t Condi Rice making the case against Susan Rice? Where’s Susana Martinez? The GOP is flush with women and minorities. Let’s get them prepped for battle and get them out there. We can kill these racist/sexist memes simply by showing up. Optics do matter.

The GOP must stop letting us down like this. We can’t change the media; we can’t make the media do their jobs honestly, and we certainly can’t assume that the media’s ever going to do the right thing.

We can’t lose the Susan Rice debate on the facts. The facts are on our side. The same goes for Libya. But unless and until we’re fully prepared on the facts and willing to then take the debate directly to the media, we’ll keep losing the game, because we drop too many easy pop-ups.

47 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:14:48pm

re: #45 Dark_Falcon

Those ended up packed back into their boxes and shipped to 3rd World nations along with items such as the t-shirts the Patriots had produced that would have been sold here had they won the Superbowl.

Thanks Dark, nothing more depressing at the moment than to think there's some Seattle Superbowl Champion t-shirts floating around out there.

/

48 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:14:57pm

I would really like updated versions of LucasArts classics like Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and X-Wing.

49 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:16:58pm

re: #48 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

I would really like updated versions of LucasArts classics like Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and X-Wing.

I want FFVII for the DS. Hell, 3DS will do, I'd buy one for that.

50 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:17:17pm

re: #13 Henchman Ghazi-808

All these cover ups... forgot what was covered up. Oh yeah, Obama!

Pssst...he's black, just don't tell anyone I told you, it could get messy.

51 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:17:25pm

re: #46 Gus

Oh. I see that Allahpundit has finally managed to write more than three sentences over at Hot Air. Sure enough he's a rather biter old wingnut. A portion of his recent rant:

Yes Allah, that's just what you need. To put Condi Rice out front in defense of your "case" against Susan Rice. Because I'm sure the media won't dare ask her about why she should be seen as some authority on the trustworthiness of SecState nominees.

52 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:19:51pm

re: #46 Gus

Oh. I see that Allahpundit has finally managed to write more than three sentences over at Hot Air. Sure enough he's a rather biter old wingnut. ...

Rabid he is.

53 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:20:59pm

re: #46 Gus

We can’t lose the Susan Rice debate on the facts. The facts are on our side.

More Conspiratrol hallucinations?

54 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:25:07pm

re: #46 Gus

Oh. I see that Allahpundit has finally managed to write more than three sentences over at Hot Air. Sure enough he's a rather biter old wingnut. A portion of his recent rant:

Oh, and when it comes to anything the media deems racialist or genderific, can we find someone other than old white guys to lay out our case? Why isn’t Condi Rice making the case against Susan Rice? Where’s Susana Martinez?

Well, who knows. Maybe Condi and Susan totally agree with you on matters of policy, but otherwise think you're disgustingly full of shit and don't want to be associated with you.

55 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:25:10pm

Personally, I really do hope that the GOP takes the wingnuts advice and approach Rice's nomination as a battle they can "win." Because a party that just got handed its ass by every voting bloc except bitter old white men needs to have bitter old white men on live TV taking turns beating up a young black woman for a perceived "scandal" that only they seem to care about anymore.

56 simoom  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:26:08pm

re: #51 Targetpractice

Yes Allah, that's just what you need. To put Condi Rice out front in defense of your "case" against Susan Rice. Because I'm sure the media won't dare ask her about why she should be seen as some authority on the trustworthiness of SecState nominees.

As I recall, during the election season, Fox tried to press Condi Rice into joining the Benghazi frenzy, but she refused to play ball. From late October:

[Link: articles.latimes.com...]

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is refusing to join the criticism of the Obama administration for its response to the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans last month, saying Americans should reserve judgment until official investigations have time to piece together the truth.

...

“We don’t have all the pieces and I think it’s easy to try and jump to conclusions about what might have happened here,” she told Fox’s Greta Van Susteren in an interview Wednesday. “It’s probably better to let the relevant bodies do their work.”

...

A long list of former Republican officials have accused the Obama administration of trying to conceal details of the attacks, including former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who told Fox just before Rice’s appearance that “the coverup is palpable.”

But Rice, who was Clinton’s immediate predecessor as America’s top diplomat, sounded sympathetic to the administration’s argument that diplomats in turbulent regions always face a degree of risk.

“You can’t simply keep your diplomats in a bunker,” she said. “They have to get out and do their work.”

She said the State Department had procedures in place to handle security crises, and that Congress and the State Department panel will examine if the appropriate rules were followed given the known threats in Benghazi. “I have no reason to believe they weren’t followed,” she added.

Somehow I doubt Allahpundit's sour-grapes rant has much chance of enlisting her to his side.

57 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:26:29pm

re: #53 jaunte

More Conspiratrol hallucinations?

He's trying to say that they lost on race issues. Links to a Mark Levin video in the end:

Mark Levin blasts James Clyburn and Marcia Fudge for race baiting over Susan Rice opposition

30,000 Hz of flapdoodle no doubt.

58 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:27:05pm

re: #47 Targetpractice

Thanks Dark, nothing more depressing at the moment than to think there's some Seattle Superbowl Champion t-shirts floating around out there.

/

It's how things are done. Teams have the shirts and hats produced in advance and if they don't win the championship the gear gets donated overseas and written off as a charitable donation. At least by donating it people in poor countries get clothes they otherwise might not have been able to afford.

59 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:27:34pm

Bitter Biters Bobble BENGHAZI!! Batty Brouhaha.

60 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:27:49pm

re: #57 Gus

Jonah Goldberg:

"If the GOP wants to win more black votes, it will need to get a lot more "racist."
The scare quotes are necessary because I don't think the Republican Party is racist now (and, historically, the GOP has a lot less to answer for than the Democratic Party does).
But that hasn't stopped a lot of people from slandering Republicans as racist for one reason or another."

61 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:29:17pm

re: #60 jaunte

Jonah Goldberg:

Same old bullshit. So the Democratic Party has to answer for the Confederacy which is now predominantly Republican?

62 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:29:29pm

re: #60 jaunte

Jonah Goldberg:

That's their one-stop answer to every challenge of being racist: "The Democrats have more to answer for!"

I keep trying to remember which Democrat it was that dreamt up the Southern Strategy.

63 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:29:44pm

re: #61 Gus

[handwaving]

64 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:30:09pm

re: #39 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

I love those reviews, but I suspect he's more or less expected to negatively review almost everything. I haven't seen his AC3 review yet.

IMHO, the game itself is okay, but the characters and the environment are nowhere near as good as AC2 and even AC:Brotherhood. Ezio Auditore was a great video game character, and understandably hard to top.

He's expected to give snarky reviews but I do trust his opinion, sometimes you have to read between the lines. Although I have a bit of disposable cash these days I'm tired of throwing money away on crappy games. High graphics versions of Doom with crappy stories that would make Hollywood blush with embarrassment. I think I'll hold out for the next Sim City installment. Even if it sucks I'll still get a decent amount of gameplay out of it.

65 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:34:26pm

Speaking of which. Don't miss this.

It’s The Racism, Stupid

It’s the racism.

It’s the sexism.

It’s the homophobia.

It’s the fear of the other. It’s bigotry and bias in a dozen forms and whatever label you want to slap on it.

Let’s just stop pretending that it’s anything else.

You know, I’d have more respect for these people, not a lot more respect but perhaps some anyway, if they’d just come right out and say it. Get it out in the light where we can look at it. Instead they pretend to righteous indignation – what? How dare you call me a racist! How dare you call me a sexist! Or a bigot! Or a homophobe. Why, I’m insulted, I’m offended that you would say such a thing. In fact, you’re the bigot because you won’t tolerate my bigotry! Yes, yes, that’s it. Bigot? I know you are, but what am I?

And then we have to listen to their nonsense, their fear and hatred and endless bile, and we’re all supposed to act like we’re so damned stupid that we don’t all really know what we’re talking about here.

And what we’re talking about is the bigotry.

Continues.

66 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:35:10pm

re: #64 Killgore Trout

He's expected to give snarky reviews but I do trust his opinion, sometimes you have to read between the lines. Although I have a bit of disposable cash these days I'm tired of throwing money away on crappy games. High graphics versions of Doom with crappy stories that would make Hollywood blush with embarrassment. I think I'll hold out for the next Sim City installment. Even if it sucks I'll still get a decent amount of gameplay out of it.

Oh yeah, I'm definitely looking forward to that. Then again, I've been looking forward to a new SimCity since SimCity 4. Not that Societies was bad, but it just didn't feel like a true SimCity game.

67 Mattand  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:35:24pm

re: #55 Targetpractice

Personally, I really do hope that the GOP takes the wingnuts advice and approach Rice's nomination as a battle they can "win." Because a party that just got handed its ass by every voting bloc except bitter old white men needs to have bitter old white men on live TV taking turns beating up a young black woman for a perceived "scandal" that only they seem to care about anymore.

The amount of denial these guys are exhibiting is depressing. They have learned absolutely nothing from the election.

68 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:36:13pm

re: #65 Gus

Speaking of which. Don't miss this.

It’s The Racism, Stupid

With a follow-up: Your Hate Warms My Flinty Black Heart

69 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:37:34pm

re: #66 Targetpractice

Oh yeah, I'm definitely looking forward to that. Then again, I've been looking forward to a new SimCity since SimCity 4. Not that Societies was bad, but it just didn't feel like a true SimCity game.

Cities XL 2012 is not half bad.
:)

70 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:37:55pm

Please. It’s racism stupid? You call people stupid but it’s ok to say whites are bigots? I’m not a racist! Racism is voting by COLOR. Whites are the very least racist because whites come from all over the world in America and get married and insimilate. Have you ever heard of the “melting pot?” Irish and ggerman and Italians and Englishmen all came together in Ellis island and shared their culture and left behind their origins. Blacks don’t do that. They didn’t even come from Ellis Island like regular people did. African American? What is that? Latinos? Mexican American, what is that? Why can’t they just call themsevles American? They even want special made up holidays. Quanza? What is that? You con’t see that with Cubans they come to America and are grateful and try to fit in and don’t call themselves “Cuban-American.” They say they are American period. That’s racism stupid. Black people need to start taking responsiblty for themselves until then they shouldn’t be allowed to vote because they elect people based on COLOR like Obama.

71 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:38:08pm

re: #67 Mattand

The amount of denial these guys are exhibiting is depressing. They have learned absolutely nothing from the election.

They seem to think that they can fall back on the fact that they didn't lose the House, just lost several seats in it. Somehow their reasoning is that, since Obama didn't get a clean sweep, that's somehow "proof" that the American people aren't totally sold on him.

72 engineer cat  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:38:55pm

re: #61 Gus

Same old bullshit. So the Democratic Party has to answer for the Confederacy which is now predominantly Republican?

there is enough denial in the gop that the racist dixiecrats all became republicans to warrant its own entry in the DSM

it is the fact that cannot be acknowledged and the thing that cannot be thought

73 Mattand  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:39:28pm

re: #64 Killgore Trout

He's expected to give snarky reviews but I do trust his opinion, sometimes you have to read between the lines. Although I have a bit of disposable cash these days I'm tired of throwing money away on crappy games. High graphics versions of Doom with crappy stories that would make Hollywood blush with embarrassment. I think I'll hold out for the next Sim City installment. Even if it sucks I'll still get a decent amount of gameplay out of it.

It's not exactly Shakespeare, but the backstory that Valve has given the characters in Team Fortress 2 is pretty entertaining. They have been fleshing out the universe with a series of online comics. Humorous stuff.

74 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:41:41pm

re: #69 Varek Raith

Cities XL 2012 is not half bad.
:)

I've considered looking into it, but I'm still very much a SimCity guy, even though Maxis long ago got assimilated into the collective and Will Wright has pretty much abandoned the children he brought into this world to move onto...whatever he's doing these days.

75 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:43:01pm

re: #66 Targetpractice

Oh yeah, I'm definitely looking forward to that. Then again, I've been looking forward to a new SimCity since SimCity 4. Not that Societies was bad, but it just didn't feel like a true SimCity game.

I think the sandbox/sim genre is way underrated. Game developers are in love with their own generic plots and story telling. Open world freepay is the future of gaming. Imagine if Bioshock or GTA was an open world sim. I don't mind closed world puzzles if done right. Portal is a great example, just a little originality is all it takes.

76 Killgore Trout  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:46:28pm

Someone should take the GTA engine and make a zombie sandbox. Bonus for destructible environment.

77 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:46:47pm

re: #75 Killgore Trout

I think the sandbox/sim genre is way underrated. Game developers are in love with their own generic plots and story telling. Open world freepay is the future of gaming. Imagine if Bioshock or GTA was an open world sim. I don't mind closed world puzzles if done right. Portal is a great example, just a little originality is all it takes.

Think the big appeal of such sandbox games is that there's pretty much plenty of open room for mods. That's always been a big thing in gaming, but it's becoming more of one as mod development programs become pretty much part of the packaging of any major game these days. Problem is that game developers are becoming increasingly convinced that consoles are where all the actions is these days and PC games are a secondary consideration. I'm having a hard time naming any big-name titles anymore exclusive to the PC.

78 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:49:31pm
79 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:52:01pm

This blog is the most stupid bias blog I have ever read. Stuff like this is ruin facebook. You stupid socialist libs are all the same. There is nothing more bias than a lib. Pathetic. The so-called author of this hitler marx propaganda is probably a black women who OBVIOUSLY hates “whitey.” Which is just stuipid big time because they pay for her everything. They were NEVER SLAVES dumbazz. Whenever you hear them talking about getting even for salvry you know its a another libby welfare moocher afraid shes have to start working for her own hair extensions! You’re the stupid. Can't even speak right like normal people. You're probably illiterate too. You idiots think because your great messiah hussein got himself reelected from buying the vote that the whole country thinks like you socialist idiots do. The idiot author has no idea what the majority of AMERICANS really believe and never will clueless just like the stupid idiot barry hussein.

80 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:53:26pm

I'm so tired of the current faux-scandals.

Can we have some new one's before Christmas? Pleeze????

81 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:54:40pm

Ugh.

82 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:54:44pm
83 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:54:57pm

re: #80 Gretchen G.Tiger

I'm so tired of the current faux-scandals.

Can we have some new one's before Christmas? Pleeze????

Don't worry, the annual pearl-clutching over Christmas ornaments on the White House tree should be along shortly. Maybe if we're really lucky, the "Christmas Tree Tax" will make a second appearance.

84 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:55:57pm

re: #82 Gus

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Good actor who played a legendary character. RIP

85 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:57:05pm

re: #82 Gus

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So much for the Dallas revival.

86 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:57:34pm

re: #80 Gretchen G.Tiger

I'm so tired of the current faux-scandals.

Can we have some new one's before Christmas? Pleeze????

Put that on your Christmas list and make sure you're nice. Then Santa will put an OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGE!!1 in your stocking for you to yell about on Christmas morning.

///

87 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:58:08pm

re: #84 Dark_Falcon

Good actor who played a legendary character. RIP

Astronaut Nelson:

88 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:59:27pm

If anything, I keep wondering if the whole focus on Benghazi now is cover for the dawning realization amongst the wingnuts that the GOP is stuck looking at the shit sandwich that is the "Fiscal Cliff."

89 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 7:59:37pm

re: #82 Gus

Hey, Jennie, take him & the bottle home, 'k?

90 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:00:01pm

re: #87 freetoken

GMTA.

91 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:00:26pm

re: #82 Gus

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Tony, aaaah, Tony the astronaut is how I remember him.

92 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:00:58pm

re: #83 Targetpractice

Don't worry, the annual pearl-clutching over Christmas ornaments on the White House tree should be along shortly. Maybe if we're really lucky, the "Christmas Tree Tax" will make a second appearance.

Will it be a Christmas Tree or a Holiday Tree?

93 Dancing along the light of day  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:01:37pm

re: #87 freetoken

Astronaut Nelson:

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Thank you for posting this!

94 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:01:40pm

re: #92 Gretchen G.Tiger

Will it be a Christmas Tree or a Holiday Tree?

It'll be a fir tree. :)

95 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:02:06pm

re: #94 Dark_Falcon

It'll be a fir tree. :)

PINE!

96 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:02:36pm

re: #94 Dark_Falcon

It'll be a fir tree. :)

Not Fur?

I wouldn't mind some stupid protesting over fur. Those guys usually have some entertaining signs.

97 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:03:11pm

How do I post a twitter conversation?

98 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:03:53pm

re: #91 Gretchen G.Tiger

Tony, aaaah, Tony the astronaut is how I remember him.

He was lucky as an actor, especially for TV. Most get so hard type cast as he did with IDOJ never escape. Yet he found a character that went so above and beyond not so many of us think of the earlier one tonight. May we all be so blessed in our work.

99 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:04:11pm

re: #97 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet

How do I post a twitter conversation?

First, make sure you can cast 4th level spells...

100 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:05:07pm

Heh, just got around to catching up on Charlie Pierce and he perfectly named this coming weekend: "National Avarice Weekend."

101 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:05:40pm

re: #99 Varek Raith

First, make sure you can cast 4th level spells...

Crap, I'm not there yet.

Can I bribe somebody?

102 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:06:03pm

re: #97 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet

If you open the last tweet in the conversation, and embed the code here, I think the whole series will show.

103 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:07:34pm

re: #99 Varek Raith

First, make sure you can cast 4th level spells...

MU Cleric or Druid?

104 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:07:44pm

re: #101 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet

Crap, I'm not there yet.

Can I bribe somebody?

Sure can.
Roll a D20 for a diplomacy check.

105 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:08:04pm

re: #103 William Barnett-Lewis

MU Cleric or Druid?

Druid.

106 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:08:26pm

re: #101 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet

Crap, I'm not there yet.

Can I bribe somebody?

depends, whatcha got?

107 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:09:57pm

I need a good book to listen to.

I've gone thru about 6 this month on audible.com. I'm up-to-date on all my podcasts. I need one that will get me thru 'til my next credit replenishment at the beginning of the month.

A good 10 part download or something. I can only afford to buy one more book this month.

Recommendations anyone --fiction please.

108 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:10:14pm

re: #105 Varek Raith

Druid.

Good thing I run a 1st edition ADD bard then. ;)

(yeah, a long time ago with the time only a hs student has, I did it the old way for real. Still have that character sheet somewhere. ~10th level as a Bard....)

109 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:10:23pm

Foral, girl! How you doin'?

110 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:10:26pm

re: #106 Gretchen G.Tiger

depends, whatcha got?

A sack full of gold and silver, and a +4 bow.

111 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:12:07pm

re: #107 Gretchen G.Tiger

I need a good book to listen to.

I've gone thru about 6 this month on audible.com. I'm up-to-date on all my podcasts. I need one that will get me thru 'til my next credit replenishment at the beginning of the month.

A good 10 part download or something. I can only afford to buy one more book this month.

Recommendations anyone --fiction please.

Read "Existence" by Brin yet? Or "Earth" by him? "Lord of Light", shorter but exquisite. Zelazny's best novel. Or perhaps the Vorkosigan series?

112 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:13:22pm

re: #107 Gretchen G.Tiger

I need a good book to listen to.

I've gone thru about 6 this month on audible.com. I'm up-to-date on all my podcasts. I need one that will get me thru 'til my next credit replenishment at the beginning of the month.

A good 10 part download or something. I can only afford to buy one more book this month.

Recommendations anyone --fiction please.

World War Z!

113 Varek Raith  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:13:36pm

re: #110 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet

A sack full of gold and silver, and a +4 bow.

Darn.
Too bad I haven't a clue how to post twitter stuff.

114 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:14:12pm

re: #111 William Barnett-Lewis

Read "Existence" by Brin yet? Or "Earth" by him? "Lord of Light", shorter but exquisite. Zelazny's best novel. Or perhaps the Vorkosigan series?

Anything by The Killer B's. (Brin, Bear, Benford)

115 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:15:25pm

re: #110 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet

A sack full of gold and silver, and a +4 bow.

That's enough for this Chicago native. Click on a reply to a tweet, then click 'details'. The details screen should have a button labeled "embed this tweet". Click that button and then click 'HTML'. Then copy and paste the HTML code that appears.

116 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:15:57pm

MMM, Turkey soup night

117 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:18:35pm

re: #111 William Barnett-Lewis

Read "Existence" by Brin yet? Or "Earth" by him? "Lord of Light", shorter but exquisite. Zelazny's best novel. Or perhaps the Vorkosigan series?

Did both of those Brin's --good, but I think I've had enough of Brin for a while.

no Lord of Light --there are two Zelaznys on Audible. Roger with an "amber of something" series and Trent.

118 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:18:48pm

re: #112 Targetpractice

World War Z!

Only 6 hours, but I put it in my queue.

119 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:19:24pm

re: #114 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet

Anything by The Killer B's. (Brin, Bear, Benford)

Need a break from Brin, can't stand Bear and Benford? Must investigate Benford.

120 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:20:48pm

re: #118 Gretchen G.Tiger

Only 6 hours, but I put it in my queue.

That's the abridged version. Unabridged is in the works.

121 b_sharp  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:20:50pm

Goodnight little scaly ones.

122 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:22:16pm

re: #120 Targetpractice

That's the abridged version. Unabridged is in the works.

ah!

Benford --Galactic Center series? That Benford.

There is one called Timescape that is 15 hours --any good?

Never read any of the Le Guin Earthsea series. Have I missed something?

123 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:23:12pm

re: #117 Gretchen G.Tiger

Did both of those Brin's --good, but I think I've had enough of Brin for a while.

no Lord of Light --there are two Zelaznys on Audible. Roger with an "amber of something" series and Trent.

The Amber series is well liked by most but I consider it third rate to his good stuff. You could do worse, but...

How are you with classic sf? Heinlein? Azimov? Clarke? Insane amounts of good stuff that way.

124 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:24:52pm

Yeah, apparently the World War Z abridged audiobook got such good ratings, that Max Brooks has commissioned an unabridged version. Good times.

125 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:26:15pm

Breivik calls Norwegian prison "Abu Ghraib"

"Use of a toothbrush and electric shaver is always under supervision. One is therefore under mental pressure to finish quickly as the guards are tapping their feet outside the cell ... This limits brushing to once a day and shaving to once a week in order not to have to go through the mental ordeal more often than necessary," he wrote in the letter.

"Therefore there is the likelihood that Norway's own 'mini Abu Ghraib,' in the cellars of Ila Prison, are being kept a secret and that Norway's human rights ambassadors' work to spread the 'world's most humane principles' are avoiding being embarrassed."

Oh, the horror.

126 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:26:42pm

re: #125 Kragar

Breivik calls Norwegian prison "Abu Ghraib"

Oh, the horror.

Would he like some cheese to go with that whine?

127 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:28:16pm

re: #126 Targetpractice

Would he like some cheese to go with that whine?

Obviously no one has suffered as he has while in prison.

128 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:28:17pm

re: #122 Gretchen G.Tiger

ah!

Benford --Galactic Center series? That Benford.

There is one called Timescape that is 15 hours --any good?

Never read any of the Le Guin Earthsea series. Have I missed something?

Oh, god, Le Guin. ANYTHING by her is pure gold. If "Always Coming Home" is on there, grab and run. Earthsea is exquisite. Ditto "Left Hand of Darkness", "The Word for World Is Forest" (If you want to know where Avatar was stolen from), "Roccanon's World", "The Lathe of Heaven"... and so much more. My memory dump is in quality order I think.

129 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:29:07pm

re: #127 Kragar

Obviously no one has suffered as he has while in prison.

I'm sure there's a few million dead Russians who'd like to tell him what they think of his whining. And they're just the first ones in line.

130 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:30:35pm

re: #129 Targetpractice

I'm sure there's a few million dead Russians who'd like to tell him what they think of his whining. And they're just the first ones in line.

If he hates prison in Norway, perhaps a transfer to Florence ADX (Supermax) in Colorado would be in order,

131 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:30:44pm

See, I can't say as I've really read the greats of fiction, scifi or otherwise. I tend to find myself buried in whatever catches my fancy, which is part of the reason why I slogged through the entire 1000+ pages of The Stand uncut edition.

132 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:33:11pm

re: #128 William Barnett-Lewis

Oh, god, Le Guin. ANYTHING by her is pure gold. If "Always Coming Home" is on there, grab and run. Earthsea is exquisite. Ditto "Left Hand of Darkness", "The Word for World Is Forest" (If you want to know where Avatar was stolen from), "Roccanon's World", "The Lathe of Heaven"... and so much more. My memory dump is in quality order I think.

I did the Word for World is Forest, which IIRC is a short story or novella. I'll try one of hers, I think.

There is a very long one called The Snow Queen by Joan Vinge. I love what I've read of Vernor's.

Is C.S. Friedman any good? "Downbelow Station" sounds very familiar, but I can't remember why.

133 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:33:40pm

re: #125 Kragar

Breivik calls Norwegian prison "Abu Ghraib"

Oh, the horror.

I have just the instrument with which to serenade this murderous dirtbag:

134 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:34:27pm

re: #125 Kragar

Breivik calls Norwegian prison "Abu Ghraib"

Oh, the horror.

No, Kragar --do it correctly:

the HORROR!!

135 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:35:33pm

I loved "Major Nelson." Main reason being being that I was one of those Mercury, Gemini and Apollo mission kids. More than that he was a really good actor. Wasn't a fan of Dallas but I still respected him. If you ever get a chance to watch late interviews of Hagman, do. He's was a really cool guy. I even found myself transfixed when he was talking about Dallas.

136 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:37:17pm

Whiny racist wingnut is very racist and whiny, news at 11:00...

To Separate or Die?

In fairness to many of those whites who voted for the incumbent, I doubt so many would have done so had the media allowed them to know the truth about the most incompetent, dangerous and vindictive president ever to have been elected. Most black voters would still have done so, they voted for his colour, not his record, and Hispanics, easily disproving the naïve claim that they are natural conservatives, voted as they always will for anyone but the white man.

But they didn't. The media long ago gave up reporting truths without an agenda, so they were not told the truth.

Even if the press had told the truth, an act of which they are no longer capable, is doubtful that it would have made much difference, what we see in America today is a vote cast by a constituency which the American left began importing 50 years ago and who will soon make it impossible for a Republican, let alone a white man, to ever again be elected president of the same America which white men once made into the greatest power on Earth.

This, of course was the plan, and if there were any justice left in history, the mouldy corpses of Senator Edward Kennedy, Rep. Emanuel Cellar, Senator Philip Hart and others behind the 1965 Immigrationand Nationality act, which fundamentally changed what it meant to be an American would be dug up and hanged as they should have been at the time. Theirs was a deliberate and traitorous act with genocidal intent, and the deadly fruit of what they planted cast it's votes on November 6th.

137 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:37:33pm

re: #135 Gus

I loved "Major Nelson." Main reason being being that I was one of those Mercury, Gemini and Apollo mission kids. More than that he was a really good actor. Wasn't a fan of Dallas but I still respected him. If you ever get a chance to watch late interviews of Hagman, do. He's was a really cool guy. I even found myself transfixed when he was talking about Dallas.

He was one of those athletic comedic actors that transitioned into TV Nighttime Drama well.

I still prefer the tripping and recovering Tony Nelson.

AND,his mother was Mary Martin of Peter Pan fame.

138 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:38:10pm

Yes, Downbelow Station is in the seriously good stuff list.

Hmm. Done any Orson Scott Card? He tends to be either a love him or hate him author but "Speaker for the Dead" needs to be read by everyone. The Prequel, "Ender's Game" will be a movie soon, but I think Speaker is the better, harder, story.

139 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:38:50pm

re: #138 William Barnett-Lewis

Yes, Downbelow Station is in the seriously good stuff list.

Hmm. Done any Orson Scott Card? He tends to be either a love him or hate him author but "Speaker for the Dead" needs to be read by everyone. The Prequel, "Ender's Game" will be a movie soon, but I think Speaker is the better, harder, story.

The third book is right out.

140 dragonath  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:40:07pm

re: #111 William Barnett-Lewis

Read "Existence" by Brin yet? Or "Earth" by him? "Lord of Light", shorter but exquisite. Zelazny's best novel. Or perhaps the Vorkosigan series?

I had a Vorkosigan once. It got 12 parsecs to the gallon.

141 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:40:40pm

re: #137 Gretchen G.Tiger

He was one of those athletic comedic actors that transitioned into TV Nighttime Drama well.

I still prefer the tripping and recovering Tony Nelson.

Yep, he worked very well with Bill Dailey too.

"Major Healey!"

[BOOM]

142 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:40:51pm

re: #139 Kragar

True, but I doubt anyone could follow up Ender's Game & Speaker for the Dead well...

143 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:41:49pm

re: #138 William Barnett-Lewis

Yes, Downbelow Station is in the seriously good stuff list.

Hmm. Done any Orson Scott Card? He tends to be either a love him or hate him author but "Speaker for the Dead" needs to be read by everyone. The Prequel, "Ender's Game" will be a movie soon, but I think Speaker is the better, harder, story.

Went about as far as I'm ever going to in the Ender's Game saga, same with Hyperion and Honor Harrington. I don't get into the series stuff much--after a while it seems the authors just run out of stuff and are on contract to a publisher and have to write something . . .anything.

Speaker for the Dead was excellent. The audio of the series was excellent as well. Multiple cast with Stefan Rudnicki--if you don't recognize the name, you would definitely recognize the voice. Anything he narrates will be good.

The Joan Vinge is 20 hours. I may have to do that one.

144 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:42:12pm

re: #136 watching you tiny alien kittens are

"America has ceased to be a democracy, as, by entirely artificial means, small sections of the country, with imported and politically manufactured populations are able to defeat the political wishes of the rest of America."

That's just pathetic.

James Carville:
"From 1968 to 1988, not counting the freak election after Watergate, the Democrats lost the popular vote. Then Clinton came along and said, "We're going to change things a bit." They moved to shed some of the Sixties without changing the basic function of the party. So from 1992, Republicans have won the popular vote only one time. We went one for six, and now they've gone one for six. You have to ask yourself: Can we declare a trend here?"
[Link: www.rollingstone.com...]

145 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:42:30pm

re: #141 Gus

Yep, he worked very well with Bill Dailey too.

"Major Healey!"

[BOOM]

Who went on to Bob Newhart's two shows!

146 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:43:31pm

re: #140 dragonath

I had a Vorkosigan once. It got 12 parsecs to the gallon.

Heh. But if you haven't already read any of them? Find the story "The Mountains of Mourning" and then come back with your jokes.

147 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:44:38pm

I did a search for "length" on audible and none of the Asimov or Clarke came up. hmmmmm . . .

148 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:45:47pm

re: #143 Gretchen G.Tiger

The Joan Vinge is 20 hours. I may have to do that one.

It's worth the time. Good story. But there are sequels, just so you're warned.

149 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:46:03pm

re: #144 jaunte

That's just pathetic.

James Carville:
"From 1968 to 1988, not counting the freak election after Watergate, the Democrats lost the popular vote. Then Clinton came along and said, "We're going to change things a bit." They moved to shed some of the Sixties without changing the basic function of the party. So from 1992, Republicans have won the popular vote only one time. We went one for six, and now they've gone one for six. You have to ask yourself: Can we declare a trend here?"
[Link: www.rollingstone.com...]

Openly White Nationalist as well. And let's not forget: very, very stupid.

150 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:46:13pm

re: #145 Gretchen G.Tiger

Who went on to Bob Newhart's two shows!

You remember the name Deborah Raffin? I didn't but I remembered the face. She passed a way at 59 this week.

151 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:46:15pm

re: #144 jaunte

Oh, and did I mention that she is English?
What is with all these English and Canadian wingnuts posting articles telling Americans to secede lately?

Is this some kind of treasonous foreign conspiracy cooked up by the Koch brothers?

///We need a Moonbat font

152 dragonath  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:46:36pm
153 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:46:49pm

Both died of cancer.

154 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:46:53pm

re: #151 watching you tiny alien kittens are

I was guessing from her albionic name.

155 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:47:14pm

The Last Theorem by Clarke and Pohl?

The Foundation Series and Rama series are all 8 or 9 hours long in the audio that is available.

156 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:48:03pm

re: #150 Gus

You remember the name Deborah Raffin? I didn't but I remembered the face. She passed a way at 59 this week.

Wow, Dove Audio!

157 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:48:25pm

re: #136 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Whiny racist wingnut is very racist and whiny, news at 11:00...

To Separate or Die?

God, that was an absolute assault on the mind. My eyes felt like they wanted to bleed about halfway through. I'm sure the screed sounded much better in the original German.

158 Usually refered to as anyways  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:48:26pm

re: #152 dragonath

Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear a School-Issued RFID Tracker

Texas: Weirder than Science Fiction

They really love there freedom.

159 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:49:07pm

re: #158 Usually refered to as anyways

They really love there freedom.

No Big Brother for Texas!!!

/

160 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:49:53pm

re: #157 Targetpractice

God, that was an absolute assault on the mind. My eyes felt like they wanted to bleed about halfway through. I'm sure the screed sounded much better in the original German.

No, it was originally in English. It had the quieter rage of a British racist of the middle or upper classes, not Hitler's raw fury. Same ideas though.

161 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:50:00pm

re: #152 dragonath

Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear a School-Issued RFID Tracker

Texas: Weirder than Science Fiction

Marko The Beast!

162 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:50:40pm

re: #152 dragonath

Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear a School-Issued RFID Tracker

Texas: Weirder than Science Fiction Saudi Arabia.

FTFY :D

163 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:51:20pm

re: #161 jaunte

Marko The Beast!

Next, they'll start requiring embroidered "A"'s on the breasts of adulterers.

164 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:52:22pm
165 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:53:08pm

re: #152 dragonath

Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear a School-Issued RFID Tracker

Texas: Weirder than Science Fiction

From the article:

Tagging school children with RFID chips is uncommon, but not new. A federally funded preschool in Richmond, California, began embedding RFID chips in students’ clothing in 2010. And an elementary school outside of Sacramento, California, scrubbed a plan in 2005 amid a parental uproar. And a Houston, Texas, school district began using the chips to monitor students on 13 campuses in 2004 for the same reasons the Northside Independent School District implemented the program. Northside is mulling adopting the program for its other 110 schools.

I keep saying under the skin is the way to go.

166 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:53:30pm

re: #164 Kragar

Not by much.

Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system for women

Like my dogs --microchipped for safety

167 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:53:39pm

Whatever happened to rollcall?

168 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:55:08pm

re: #165 freetoken

From the article:

I keep saying under the skin is the way to go.

When my kid was little, I thought about bribing the vet to do it and have it removed when he was 18.

The fear parents have may seem over-the-top, but the reality of losing a child is enough to put me into a panic attack.

169 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:55:13pm

re: #160 Dark_Falcon

No, it was originally in English. It had the quieter rage of a British racist of the middle or upper classes, not Hitler's raw fury. Same ideas though.

Ideas which apparently she picked up from Ann "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity" Coulter, who's arguing to the wingnuts that the cause of their party's demise is not Gilded Age era ideas, but rather that immigration policies aren't geared towards a whiter, more conservative America.

170 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:55:26pm

re: #152 dragonath

Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear a School-Issued RFID Tracker

Texas: Weirder than Science Fiction

Uh, you might want to rethink your support for that girl, given who's in her corner and why she's refusing:

The suspended student, sophomore Andrea Hernandez, was notified by the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio that she won’t be able to continue attending John Jay High School unless she wears the badge around her neck, which she has been refusing to do. The district said the girl, who objects on privacy and religious grounds, beginning Monday would have to attend another high school in the district that does not yet employ the RFID tags.

The Rutherford Institute said it would go to court and try to nullify the district’s decision. The institute said that the district’s stated purpose for the program — to enhance their coffers — is “fundamentally disturbing.”

SNIP

The Hernandez family, which is Christian, told InfoWars that the sophomore is declining to wear the badge because it signifies Satan, or the Mark of the Beast warning in Revelations 13: 16-18.

The district, in a letter last week to the family, said it would allow her to continue attending the magnet school with “the battery and chip removed.” But the girl’s father, Steve Hernandez, said the district told him that the offer came on the condition that he must “agree to stop criticizing the program and publicly support it,” a proposition the father told WND Education that he could not stomach.

Yes folks, that's right: Miss Hernandez and her parents think RFID is the Mark of the Beast and they're supported by Alex Jones. The bolded parts represent links to Infowars and WND which I did not preserve.

171 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:56:00pm

Chicago's conservative talk radio is WIND.

No joke.

172 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:56:21pm

Been scratching my head since we got on this thread, but if you can find "Helliconia Spring" by Brian Aldiss. Major well written mindbending books about a society that deals with seasons that are hundreds of years long... ;)

173 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:56:35pm

re: #167 jaunte

Whatever happened to rollcall?

Gus!

174 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:56:47pm

Next.

175 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:56:47pm

re: #171 Gretchen G.Tiger

Chicago's conservative talk radio is WIND.

No joke.

Yep, but it fits with the whole "Windy City" theme.

176 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:57:50pm

re: #172 William Barnett-Lewis

Been scratching my head since we got on this thread, but if you can find "Helliconia Spring" by Brian Aldiss. Major well written mindbending books about a society that deals with seasons that are hundreds of years long... ;)

YES! and it's 17 hours. Ok, I"ll do that one.

177 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:58:12pm

re: #172 William Barnett-Lewis

Been scratching my head since we got on this thread, but if you can find "Helliconia Spring" by Brian Aldiss. Major well written mindbending books about a society that deals with seasons that are hundreds of years long... ;)

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

178 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:58:19pm

re: #175 Dark_Falcon

Yep, but it fits with the whole "Windy City" theme.

I was thinking of another theme it fits with rather well. . . .

179 Alexzander  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:58:34pm

re: #174 Gus

Next.

Charles Johnson!

Wait, thats not how it works is it?

180 Mattand  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:59:04pm

re: #174 Gus

Next.

Puddlejumper Rabiesbreath!

181 Hercules Grytpype-Thynne  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:59:24pm

re: #132 Gretchen G.Tiger

I did the Word for World is Forest, which IIRC is a short story or novella. I'll try one of hers, I think.

There is a very long one called The Snow Queen by Joan Vinge. I love what I've read of Vernor's.

Is C.S. Friedman any good? "Downbelow Station" sounds very familiar, but I can't remember why.

Downbelow Station is C.J. Cherryh. I haven't read or listened to it, but I'm a big fan of some of her other work, in particular the Chanur and Foreigner series. She's one of the best I know of at creating believable alien societies. Unfortunately I can't tell you if the audio versions are any good.

182 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:59:26pm
183 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:59:51pm

re: #167 jaunte

Whatever happened to rollcall?

RFID is more efficient, since its automated.

184 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 8:59:58pm

re: #180 Mattand

Puddlejumper Rabiesbreath!

185 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:00:40pm

re: #180 Mattand

Puddlejumper Rabiesbreath!

The fruit basket fell off of my chin.

Put your wife in the spin cycle.

Bad lip reading.

186 Alexzander  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:02:21pm

This one time I suspected my teenage daughter was going to a rave so I made her swallow one of my geocaching GPS devices but she simply downed a hole bottle of laxative before going out.
Never saw that GPS device again.

187 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:02:32pm

As a parent I am totally torn on the microchipping of kids. It would reduce abductions --if done properly. If inserted somewhere it couldn't be easily removed. And decision must be the parent's or guardian's.

I think it would have to be removed at age 18 or whatever the age of majority is for each state.

As adults we are surrounded by so much GPS technology, I think the Big Brother concept is rather moot. The future is here. Some things are inevitable when you have a large and diverse population and so much technology.

I mean, if the technology was available at the time, would Adam Walsh still be alive?

188 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:06:13pm

re: #187 Gretchen G.Tiger

As a parent I am totally torn on the microchipping of kids. It would reduce abductions --if done properly. If inserted somewhere it couldn't be easily removed. And decision must be the parent's or guardian's.

I think it would have to be removed at age 18 or whatever the age of majority is for each state.

As adulds we are surrounded by so much GPS technology, I think the Big Brother concept is rather moot. The future is here. Some things are inevitable when you have a large and diverse population and so much technology.

I mean, if the technology was available at the time, would Adam Walsh still be alive?

If I had kids I would lean towards yes.

189 dragonath  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:07:43pm

re: #183 Dark_Falcon

RFID is more efficient, since its automated.

Ha! If it's Texas, they probably have that dopey Channel One "news" thing at the beginning of the school day. A waste of time, miserable coverage, lots of ads, and the school probably gets some rinky-dink TVs out of the deal.

190 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:07:49pm
191 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:09:14pm

Boom!

192 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:09:17pm

re: #190 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Also to have something to snuggle and cuddle --otherwise your children will be neurotic or you will be very lonely.

I have a friend with in infant. She let's me hold her for an hour or so each week. IT IS WONDERFUL!!!! Better than therapy.

193 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:09:18pm

re: #186 Alexzander

This one time I suspected my teenage daughter was going to a rave so I made her swallow one of my geocaching GPS devices but she simply downed a hole bottle of laxative before going out.
Never saw that GPS device again.

You're kidding, I hope.

194 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:10:15pm

Helliconia Purchased and downloading.

195 dragonath  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:10:32pm

Why stop at RFID, when you can get a shock collar.

196 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:10:40pm

You know, as bad as the story of the Romney campaign cutting off its workers the night of the election was, this beats it:

Campaign worker receives check and condom, check bounces

Stay classy, Linda.

197 Alexzander  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:11:31pm

re: #193 Dark_Falcon

You're kidding, I hope.

Not at all; she never told me where she dumped the GPS.

198 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:11:52pm

re: #195 dragonath

Why stop at RFID, when you can get a shock collar.

Didn't work for the dog I tried it on. He just scratched at his neck and kept on whatever he was doing. Kept turning it up--didn't matter.

I gave-up and decided he needed a new home.

199 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:11:57pm

re: #193 Dark_Falcon

You're kidding, I hope.

Why? The supreme court has held repeatedly that children are not citizens and have no rights....

///Sort of. The legal status of kids is less than some others have had in this nation in not so distant past... :(

200 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:12:51pm

And now for something fun:

201 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:13:32pm

re: #199 William Barnett-Lewis

Why? The supreme court has held repeatedly that children are not citizens and have no rights....

///Sort of. The legal status of kids is less than some others have had in this nation in not so distant past... :(

Well, they have no rights, but you also can't put them in a cage like you can a dog. One of the reasons puppies are much easier than children.

Although both must be provided food and water on a daily basis, by law.

202 Mattand  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:15:30pm

re: #196 Targetpractice

You know, as bad as the story of the Romney campaign cutting off its workers the night of the election was, this beats it:

Campaign worker receives check and condom, check bounces

Stay classy, Linda.

Between this horseshit and things like Romney's "It's all them lazy colored people's fault", I'm beginning to think this country dodged some major bullets on Election Day.

203 dragonath  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:15:30pm

re: #198 Gretchen G.Tiger

You've convinced me that nothing less than the agonizer will suffice. I will have to bring this up at the next Terran PTA meeting.

204 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:16:15pm

re: #195 dragonath

Why stop at RFID, when you can get a shock collar.

Shock Collars? Feh.

I'm thinking Battle Royale.

205 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:17:01pm

Book downloaded --I'm outta here.

Have a great one all!

206 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:17:08pm

re: #204 Kragar

Shock Collars? Feh.

I'm thinking Battle Royale.

You don't remember what happened the last time we tried that? I'm still trying to get the blood out of my best suit.

//

207 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:17:08pm

re: #197 Alexzander

Not at all; she never told me where she dumped the GPS.

Check the Lost and Found.

Brown Friday: Why do people poop in retail stores?

208 Alexzander  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:17:27pm

'Rights' are an extremely complicated and messy subject. Most people throw the term around as if it is clear as day.

209 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:17:42pm

re: #204 Kragar

Shock Collars? Feh.

I'm thinking Battle Royale.

Leave that to the McMahons. At least their wrestlers get paid.

210 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:17:47pm

re: #206 Targetpractice

You don't remember what happened the last time we tried that? I'm still trying to get the blood out of my best suit.

//

They said Casual Attire.

211 Alexzander  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:17:58pm

re: #207 Kragar

Check the Lost and Found.

Brown Friday: Why do people poop in retail stores?

I'm both tempted and afraid to click that link.

212 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:18:11pm

re: #205 Gretchen G.Tiger

Book downloaded --I'm outta here.

Have a great one all!

I hope you enjoy it. It's a unique book in a whole lot of ways.

213 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:18:29pm

re: #209 Dark_Falcon

Leave that to the McMahons. At least their wrestlers get paid.

Wrong Battle Royale.

214 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:18:55pm

re: #207 Kragar

Check the Lost and Found.

Brown Friday: Why do people poop in retail stores?

Filed under: Links I wish I hadn't clicked.

215 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:20:02pm

First Lady Michelle Obama Receives the 2012 White House Christmas Tree

Christmas.

Christmas tree.

Christ.

Christmas.

216 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:20:08pm

re: #213 Kragar

No, it was the right one given the other story we were talking about. I simply rejected your frame of reference and substituted my own.

217 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:20:55pm

I like to say Happy Holidays to Christians and Merry Christmas to atheists. Because that's the kind of guy I am. /

218 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:21:10pm

re: #211 Alexzander

I'm both tempted and afraid to click that link.

Those are the best kind of links.

219 Mattand  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:22:12pm

re: #217 Gus

I like to say Happy Holidays to Christians and Merry Christmas to atheists. Because that's the kind of guy I am. /

Just as long as you get us something with a gift receipt.

220 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:23:42pm

re: #215 Gus

First Lady Michelle Obama Receives the 2012 White House Christmas Tree

Christmas.

Christmas tree.

Christ.

Christmas.

Told you guys it would be a fir tree. They even got couple of Clydesdales to pull the cart used to haul the tree.

I think the Wingnut Meme is going to be that the two horses were drugged since otherwise "they would have kicked any Obama who came near them, since horses can smell Socialism!!1" Or if it isn't that, it'll be something equally dumb.

221 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:23:57pm

re: #217 Gus

I like to say Happy Holidays to Christians and Merry Christmas to atheists. Because that's the kind of guy I am. /

I've been wishing folks "You too" for years.

222 Alexzander  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:25:43pm

Any Bon Iver fans here?

223 dragonath  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:28:39pm

re: #146 William Barnett-Lewis

OK :D

224 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:28:54pm
225 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:30:47pm

Geez, just saw some scary shit. Ann Coulter actually defending Mitt Romney. Wonder how many pieces of coal she's gonna get in her stocking this year.

226 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:34:04pm

re: #222 Alexzander

Any Bon Iver fans here?

Sure. I grew up in the same small town.

227 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:34:18pm

Great Moments in Not-Racism

Bob Dumas, it seems is the local right-wing shock jock in Raleigh, North Carolina. And coming off the election, he and his show G105 “Showgram” decided it would be a good idea to have a special float at the Saturday’s Raleigh WRAL Christmas Parade.

As described by the News & Observer …

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.

WTF?

228 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:36:00pm

Infographic: Extending Middle-class tax cuts
[Link: www.whitehouse.gov...]

229 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:36:12pm

re: #223 dragonath

Seriously. It's good storytelling that's well worth the time.

230 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:36:56pm

re: #227 Kragar

Great Moments in Not-Racism

WTF?

Developing.

231 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:39:35pm

re: #227 Kragar

Great Moments in Not-Racism

WTF?

Inserting the stereotype about "The South" is not always wrong.

232 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:40:49pm

Speaking of the "War on Christmas", what about the War on Saturn?

What did Saturn every do to cause the 4th century Romans to commandeer his holiday?

233 Redshirts Lament  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:40:52pm

re: #130 Dark_Falcon

If he hates prison in Norway, perhaps a transfer to Florence ADX (Supermax) in Colorado would be in order,

Yeah! We'll show this scumbag what real pain and suffering is. America, fuck yeah!

234 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:42:10pm

re: #227 Kragar

235 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:43:30pm

Sigh...stupidest thread ever...

Did you know that the Darwin couldn't even drive a car?

236 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:46:15pm

re: #235 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Sigh...stupidest thread ever...

Where?

237 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:47:22pm

re: #235 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Sigh...stupidest thread ever...

Nah, stupidest thread ever I've seen today was a bigot trying very, very hard to argue that he's not a bigot, he just has "concerns" about homosexuality.

238 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:47:43pm

re: #235 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Sigh...stupidest thread ever...

Did you know that the Darwin couldn't even drive a car?

Well, maybe they are correct about Darwin. But, I bet in those days the army had plenty of bayonets and horses.

239 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:47:56pm

re: #237 Targetpractice

Nah, stupidest thread ever I've seen today was a bigot trying very, very hard to argue that he's not a bigot, he just has "concerns" about homosexuality.

Let me guess, Bryan Fischer?

240 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:49:19pm

re: #233 Redshirts Lament

Yeah! We'll show this scumbag what real pain and suffering is. America, fuck yeah!

Could be worse.

241 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:50:11pm

re: #239 Kragar

Let me guess, Bryan Fischer?

Nah, nobody so high profile. Wingnut on another forum, trying so very hard to argue that homosexuality is not only a choice, but a "high risk lifestyle," and that he thinks society should look down on them like it does smokers, alcoholics, and fat people. Just, you know, without any of the same rights as they enjoy because homosexuality shouldn't be seen as "normal."

242 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:50:42pm

re: #236 Kragar

Where?

[Link: forums.carm.org...]

But I changed my mind, this one is dumber...

any idiot can see that there's a vast difference between humans and apes such as chimps and gorrillas...if they didn't, zookeepers would occasionally get confused and put humans in their cages.

243 jaunte  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:53:51pm

re: #242 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Fort Worth for the win!

244 TedStriker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:58:25pm

re: #136 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Whiny racist wingnut is very racist and whiny, news at 11:00...

To Separate or Die?

Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ, that's a lot of ugly hate right there.

245 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 9:59:39pm

Just consider some recent examples from over the summer. When Mitt Romney visited Michigan, he joked about not needing a birth certificate to prove he was from there. Not very funny? OK, sure. Poor taste? Eh, maybe, I guess. (Mighty white of you, gomer.) "The basest and the most despicable bigotry we might be able to imagine"? Errr, no. And yet that's what one respected "expert" on race, Michael Eric Dyson, called it on MSNBC. Rather than show some skepticism at the claim, MSNBC host Alex Wagner agreed that Romney was "scraping the very bottom of this sort of racist other-ist narrative."

246 Redshirts Lament  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:02:09pm

re: #240 Gus

Could be worse.

Steampunk Lecter. Should be a band name.

Seriously though, it bothers me whenever someone roots for the depravity and lawlessness of our prisons. We need to seriously evaluate our attitudes as a society towards our prisons and the people living within them.

247 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:03:05pm

re: #244 TedStriker

Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ, that's a lot of ugly hate right there.

Like I said above, she cribbed the idea from Coulter, whose own screed on it was no less ridiculous. But then she topped it with today's rant, where she actually tries to argue to TPers that Romney was more conservative than Reagan.

248 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:04:36pm

re: #247 Targetpractice

Like I said above, she cribbed the idea from Coulter, whose own screed on it was no less ridiculous. But then she topped it with today's rant, where she actually tries to argue to TPers that Romney was more conservative than Reagan.

Remember the long gone days when Conservative meant something other than a dim witted moron who panders to nitwits?

249 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:06:10pm

re: #248 Kragar

Remember the long gone days when Conservative meant something other than a dim witted moron who panders to nitwits?

Sorry, I'm not that old, grandpa. Conservatives like that are creatures of myth, read about in old dusty tomes of knowledge. Their like has not thundered across these lands in many, many moons.

250 Tigger2005  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:12:06pm

J.R. is no more.

[Link: tv.yahoo.com...]

251 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:12:38pm

re: #246 Redshirts Lament

Steampunk Lecter. Should be a band name.

Seriously though, it bothers me whenever someone roots for the depravity and lawlessness of our prisons. We need to seriously evaluate our attitudes as a society towards our prisons and the people living within them.

ADX isn't lawless, order is well maintained there. Nor is depravity tolerated. But its inmates are kept locked down 23 hours a day. I figure such conditions would be fitting for the murderer Brevik. A man such as he cannot be rehabilitated; That being so, the point of prison in his case should be punishment.

252 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:13:22pm

re: #248 Kragar

Remember the long gone days when Conservative meant something other than a dim witted moron who panders to nitwits?

[points to self] It still does.

253 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:14:29pm

This is your brain on Evolution

"humans are apes" ------- "dinosaurs are birds" ----- "Chaz Bono is a man" ------ "chimps are human"

The brain is intelligent but the cells within it are not" ---- "creationists are stupid" ------ "cooked food turned apes into humans" ------ "It's ok to kill your baby" ------ "It's not ok to kill a convicted mass murderer"

"Name-calling and personal attacks are great debate techniques" ------ "The universe rolled snake eyes and accidentally exploded itself into existence." ----- "Humans had sex with chimps"

"Gay sex (including eating feces) is natural and normal" -------- "Neanderthals were dumber than us despite their bigger brain" -------- "consciousness is an illusion" ------ "only groups of animals can change themselves; individuals cannot." ----- "It's ok to have sex with a monkey...our ancestors did it"

"There are trillions of universes" ----- "Humans got big brains because intelligence was beneficial" ------ "All the atoms dumb-lucked themselves into existence" ----- "Shut up, you idiot!"


"humans used to have tails and climb trees" --------- "vision is an illusion" -------- "science is working on it" --- "Neanderthals interbred with humans, but were a different species."


"It's ok to kick a pregnant woman in the stomach because what's inside is just a blob of tissue." ------ "Chance-of-the-gaps is much more intelligent than "God-of-the-gaps"


"Chance-did-it is scientific; God-did-it is not" ------- "The government should pay for prisoners' sexual-reassignment operations" ------------- "The appendix has no function"


"It's not fair that queers can't get married" ------- "Luck is an appealing explanation for the existence of everything" ----- "Neanderthals could not talk" --- "shut up, you dope"


"eating frogs and plant roots turned apes into humans" ---- "dumb luck created life in a swamp" ---- "Genes want to replicate themselves." ----- "Luck created intelligence" ----


"Two daddies or two mommies is as good as one of each" ----- "hey creationist, read a book!"

I thought I had lost this idiot "SuperSport" when he got banned from Talk Rational (because eventually they gave up believing that he ever could) now he is over at CARM and back to damaging peoples I.Q.s once again.

254 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:15:30pm
255 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:18:50pm

re: #252 Dark_Falcon

[points to self] It still does.

The party leadership would thank you for your support, but they have the Religious Right's dick in their mouth right now.

256 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:19:56pm

re: #255 Kragar

The party leadership would thank you for your support, but they have the Religious Right's dick in their mouth right now.

With Xenophobic and Jingoistic waiting their turns.

257 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:22:37pm

re: #252 Dark_Falcon

[points to self] It still does.

You still condone/minimize/ignore the bigotry, and advocated for a liar who you've stated stood for nothing but his own ambition. The during the Presidential debates you openly praised Romney for lying, equated that to "going hard". Difficult to identify where the integrity resides in all that.

258 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:22:45pm

re: #256 Targetpractice

With Xenophobic and Jingoistic waiting their turns.

No, I saw Jingoistic and he was fucking somebody from MSNBC up the ass.

259 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:24:41pm

re: #256 Targetpractice

With Xenophobic and Jingoistic waiting their turns.

*cough*
A poster over at Moonbattery commenting about a bumper sticker reading "Religion is what keeps the poor from killing the rich"...

How funny, religion is all that has kept me from killing liberals for years, now that has changed. Evil must be stopped at all costs and killing these scum is now the only way to stop them.

260 Mich-again  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:24:59pm
THE COVER UP OF THE COVER UP

You can never kill a conspiracy because any evidence counter to the conspiracy just shows how far the other side will go to conceal the truth. 11ty.

261 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:25:37pm

re: #258 Dark_Falcon

No, I saw Jingoistic and he was fucking somebody from MSNBC up the ass.

Is there a point underneath all that creepsauce?

262 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:27:39pm

re: #259 watching you tiny alien kittens are

*cough*
A poster over at Moonbattery commenting about a bumper sticker reading "Religion is what keeps the poor from killing the rich"...

The bumper sticker is ugly and stupid, the wingnut replying to it is stupid, thinks ugly thoughts and is a violent hater besides. I hope his rage hurts no one but that it gets him some time in jail so as to better reflect on his past insanity.

263 Mich-again  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:27:44pm

re: #252 Dark_Falcon

[points to self] It still does.

The root of the word conservative is conserve. Do conservatives actually conserve anything?

264 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:28:19pm

re: #261 goddamnedfrank

Is there a point underneath all that creepsauce?

Kragar started with the vulgarity, ask him.

265 Mich-again  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:33:18pm

Is that whole article a joke? Maybe John Nolte is really just Chris Elliot trying to make a comeback posing as a journalist for the mini-Breitbarts. That would make more sense..

266 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:35:33pm

Good Night, all.

267 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:39:13pm

Being disturbed by other people is a part of life.

268 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:40:52pm

re: #264 Dark_Falcon

Kragar started with the vulgarity, ask him.

My shenanigans are cheeky and fun!

269 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:41:16pm

To every action, there is an equal, yet opposite reaction.

270 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:41:44pm

Your answer is not my answer.

271 Mich-again  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:43:21pm

re: #267 Gus

Being disturbed by other people is a part of life.

freedom of = freedom from

272 TedStriker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:48:52pm

re: #268 Kragar

My shenanigans are cheeky and fun!

One of the best parts of Super Troopers right there, along with the beginning (and the end) of the movie with the stoners:

O'Hagen: I just got off the phone with Tom McCardle From the budget committee. This thing with Farva screwed our pooch.
Thorny: What? They can't lump us in with that fuckin' Martian.
O'Hagen: We're all in the same boat, fellas.
Mac: But our shenanigans are cheeky and fun.
Thorny: Yeah, his shenanigans are cruel and tragic.
Foster: Which wouldn't make them shenanigans, at all, really.
Mac: [Irish voice] Evil shenanigans!
O'Hagen: I swear to God, I'll pistol whip the next guy that says 'shenanigans!'
Mac: Hey Farva, what's the name of that restaurant you like with all the goofy shit on the walls and the mozzarella sticks?
Farva: You mean Shenanigans's?
Mac, Foster and Thorny: Oh, no! [Laughing, Mac hands O'Hagen his gun.]
Farva: You're talking about Shenanigans's, right?
O'Hagen: Put those away!

273 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:54:03pm

Wow this one is ugly even for Conservapedia, what sanity remained is slipping over there since the election...

The Question:

Conservative- Could you please explain to me how arresting/executing homosexuals is any different than what the Nazi's did (arresting/executing Jews for what they perceived was the Jew's harm to society)? Had the Nazis only arrested/executed homosexuals (instead of other groups of people), would have you supported their actions? - GSalmeron

The Answer:

That's very easy. The leftist National Socialist German Workers Party genocide was largely motivated by evolutionary racism. Anti-sodomy laws are based on righteous indignation and meant to protect society from sexual perverts and the disease, pederasty and other moral degeneracy they spread/promote. See: Homosexuality and health and Homosexuality and murders and Homosexuality and pederasty and Homosexuality and Illegal Drug Use and Homosexual circuit parties and disease and Homosexuality and bestiality and Causes of Homosexuality. I hope that clears things up for you. - Conservative

He then goes on to quote Hitler about the strong not "blending" with the weak...again stressing that he was a ""socialist"" and therefore a leftist regardless of any contrary evidence. The rest of that talk page doesn't really get any better, just a lot of disturbing hatred.

274 Gus  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:56:04pm
275 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:57:11pm

re: #273 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Wow this one is ugly even for Conservapedia, what sanity remained is slipping over there since the election...

The Question:

The Answer:

He then goes on to quote Hitler about the strong not "blending" with the weak...again stressing that he was a ""socialist"" and therefore a leftist regardless of any contrary evidence. The rest of that talk page doesn't really get any better, just a lot of disturbing hatred.

Should it be pointed out that homosexuals were also subject to the Nazi purges?

276 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:57:40pm

re: #273 watching you tiny alien kittens are

So their argument is you just need to orchestrate the systematic murder of millions of people based on the the proper criteria?

277 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:58:27pm

re: #275 Targetpractice

Should it be pointed out that homosexuals were also subject to the Nazi purges?

Nah, they think the Nazis were all homosexuals.

278 Mich-again  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:00:28pm

Some people may remember Larry Hagman as JR, but to me, he will always be Major Nelson.

279 Mich-again  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:02:46pm

re: #277 Kragar

Nah, they think the Nazis were all homosexuals.

I thought they were all atheists??

280 TedStriker  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:02:58pm

re: #278 Mich-again

Some people may remember Larry Hagman as JR, but to me, he will always be Major Nelson.

Who
Shot
JR?

281 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:04:05pm

re: #280 TedStriker

Who
Shot
JR?

Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory.

/

282 Four More Tears  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:04:30pm

re: #279 Mich-again

I thought they were all atheists??

Atheo-liberals, no?

283 Mich-again  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:04:41pm

re: #280 TedStriker

Who
Shot
JR?

I think it was Ted Nugent.

284 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:05:01pm

re: #280 TedStriker

Who
Shot
JR?

Mary Crosby

285 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:05:13pm

re: #277 Kragar

Nah, they think the Nazis were all homosexuals.

re: #279 Mich-again

I thought they were all atheists??

Same thing isn't it?

///

286 Mich-again  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:06:55pm

re: #285 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Same thing isn't it?

///

Socialists too...

287 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:07:22pm

re: #286 Mich-again

Socialists too...

But now you're just repeating yourself...

288 freetoken  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:10:32pm
289 engineer cat  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:12:55pm

re: #277 Kragar

Nah, they think the Nazis were all homosexuals.

i've heard rumors that it is possible to find out actual facts about nazis, and that there are even a few books written about them. one or two at least

somebody should clue these guys into that obscure fact

290 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:16:09pm

re: #289 engineer cat

i've heard rumors that it is possible to find out actual facts about nazis, and that there are even a few books written about them. one or two at least

somebody should clue these guys into that obscure fact

Might start with The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich and go from there.

Another fact that the "Nazis were all gay!" folks forget is that the Nazi regime was very big on the family unit and big families, to the point that they paid families for having large families.

291 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:19:54pm

re: #289 engineer cat

i've heard rumors that it is possible to find out actual facts about nazis, and that there are even a few books written about them. one or two at least

somebody should clue these guys into that obscure fact

"I never heard of a crocodile crossing an ocean."
"Well, they conceal information like that in books."

292 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:30:45pm

Well Kragar, I don't know 'bout you, but I tried Civ V: Gods and Kings...and immediately found out what the "AI tweaks" Wiki was talking about meant.

293 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:40:55pm

re: #292 Targetpractice

Well Kragar, I don't know 'bout you, but I tried Civ V: Gods and Kings...and immediately found out what the "AI tweaks" Wiki was talking about meant.

I love how another Civ declares war on me, I eliminate them and I'm the warmonger.

294 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:42:55pm

re: #293 Kragar

I love how another Civ declares war on me, I eliminate them and I'm the warmonger.

Yeah, I can top you on that. One starts his usual little "You're putting too many units on my border" bit and I responded by declaring war. Immediately, every other civilization gets on me for "breaking my promise."

295 engineer cat  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:42:58pm

re: #290 Targetpractice

Might start with The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich and go from there.

Another fact that the "Nazis were all gay!" folks forget is that the Nazi regime was very big on the family unit and big families, to the point that they paid families for having large families.

i think one of the best recent books is the third reich in power. evans really does the footwork to give you the detail about exactly what they were up to in detail. since he's writing only a few years ago and is very aware of contemporary political bullshit, at one point he covers the issue of socialism in nazi germany, i.e. did the nazis in power actually practice it at all. answer, in detail, uh actually they worked hand in glove with the big capitalists

it's even easier to find out that any actual gay socialist nazis were mostly found in the s.a. which of course the ss massacred early on in the 'night of the long knives", going on to denounce roehm loudly both for his homosexuality as well to a lesser extent for his espousal of actual socialism

296 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:46:11pm

re: #294 Targetpractice

Yeah, I can top you on that. One starts his usual little "You're putting too many units on my border" bit and I responded by declaring war. Immediately, every other civilization gets on me for "breaking my promise."

I hate that you can't intercept other countries prophets and missionaries without starting a war.

297 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:47:33pm

re: #296 Kragar

I hate that you can't intercept other countries prophets and missionaries without starting a war.

And of course, I tell him to stop spreading religion, and he tells me (essentially) to go frak myself because he's on a mission to convert the unbelievers.

Went with a negotiated peace and still got labeled a warmonger. Just when I could have mowed down his capital too.

298 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:48:58pm

re: #297 Targetpractice

And of course, I tell him to stop spreading religion, and he tells me (essentially) to go frak myself because he's on a mission to convert the unbelievers.

Went with a negotiated peace and still got labeled a warmonger. Just when I could have mowed down his capital too.

Yeah, I've given up on diplomacy based victories. I just build up for war to come.

299 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:50:21pm

re: #295 engineer cat

i think one of the best recent books is the third reich in power. evans really does the footwork to give you the detail about exactly what they were up to in detail. since he's writing only a few years ago and is very aware of contemporary political bullshit, at one point he covers the issue of socialism in nazi germany, i.e. did the nazis in power actually practice it at all. answer, in detail, uh actually they worked hand in glove with the big capitalists

it's even easier to find out that any actual gay socialist nazis were mostly found in the s.a. which of course the ss massacred early on in the 'night of the long knives", going on to denounce roehm loudly both for his homosexuality as well to a lesser extent for his espousal of actual socialism

Yeah, I've always loved the charge of "socialism" being laid at the feet of a regime where some of the top party members were major business owners who exploited their party connections to get away with virtually anything, such as exploiting Jewish labor to fulfill every increasing quotas, knowing that they didn't have to worry about matters like basic humanity decency.

300 Targetpractice  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:51:59pm

re: #298 Kragar

Yeah, I've given up on diplomacy based victories. I just build up for war to come.

I had Suleiman, of all people, getting on my case early in the game. Kept calling me up every so many moves to tell me how small my army was and how "easy" it would be to conquer me. I expected that shit from Napoleon or Montezuma, but not Suleiman.

301 Kragar  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 11:54:37pm

re: #300 Targetpractice

I had Suleiman, of all people, getting on my case early in the game. Kept calling me up every so many moves to tell me how small my army was and how "easy" it would be to conquer me. I expected that shit from Napoleon or Montezuma, but not Suleiman.

Getting taunted by Gandhi makes me laugh every time.

302 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:16:27am

You know, I played Fallout 3 several times, but it was only while going over the Fallout wiki that it occurred to me that several characters involved in the Fort Constantine heist talk about feral ghouls being the reason they never completed the mission, but you never run into a single one.

303 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:22:38am

re: #302 Targetpractice

You know, I played Fallout 3 several times, but it was only while going over the Fallout wiki that it occurred to me that several characters involved in the Fort Constantine heist talk about feral ghouls being the reason they never completed the mission, but you never run into a single one.

Maybe the ghouls got killed off in the passing years?

304 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:24:26am

re: #303 Kragar

Maybe the ghouls got killed off in the passing years?

Guess it's possible, the robots certainly had no problem with killing anything that moved. Especially the Sentry Bots.

305 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:28:28am

re: #304 Targetpractice

Guess it's possible, the robots certainly had no problem with killing anything that moved. Especially the Sentry Bots.

I missed the combat shotgun when I was playing FO:NV

306 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:29:42am

re: #305 Kragar

I missed the combat shotgun when I was playing FO:NV

Think what feels weird to me is crossing the Mojave and not running into a million eyebots.

307 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:38:41am
A few minutes later, a man in a 1990s Ford Probe motored up to the scene, smoking a long cigarette. He got out of the car, shouted “ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE COMMUNISTS,” got back in the car and drove off.

Do the Walmart Protests Matter?

308 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:39:48am

re: #306 Targetpractice

Think what feels weird to me is crossing the Mojave and not running into a million eyebots.

My biggest thing:

"Why hasn't the car blown up yet?"

309 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:42:58am

re: #308 Kragar

My biggest thing:

"Why hasn't the car blown up yet?"

"Why do I see a friendly tick on my radar, but don't see anybody?"

310 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:44:47am

re: #309 Targetpractice

"Why do I see a friendly tick on my radar, but don't see anybody?"

Of course the most wonderful thing in both games:

Let me line up my shot, 95% chance in VATS, take the shot... and unload my weapon into the wall 6 inches away.

311 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:46:31am

re: #310 Kragar

Of course the most wonderful thing in both games:

Let me line up my shot, 95% chance in VATS, take the shot... and unload my weapon into the wall 6 inches away.

"Clear line of sight, got him in my scope...and I keep missing. He's standing still! How can I not hit him?!"

312 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:48:01am

re: #311 Targetpractice

"Clear line of sight, got him in my scope...and I keep missing. He's standing still! How can I not hit him?!"

"Thanks for saving the town and defeating the raiders ... HE STOLE A FORK! KILL HIM!"

313 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:49:40am

re: #312 Kragar

"Thanks for saving the town and defeating the raiders ... HE STOLE A FORK! KILL HIM!"

"Bright Brotherhood's gone, time to loot everything...wait, it's still marked as owned?!"

314 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:52:09am

re: #313 Targetpractice

"Bright Brotherhood's gone, time to loot everything...wait, it's still marked as owned?!"

Yeah, the Bright Brotherhood quest is too much of a pain in the ass to run thru.

"Follow me, Smoothskin"... BANG!

315 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:53:42am

re: #314 Kragar

Yeah, the Bright Brotherhood quest is too much of a pain in the ass to run thru.

"Follow me, Smoothskin"... BANG!

I habitually avoid it til I'm well over lvl 20, if only because I know the topside is full of feral ghouls that give me bad memories of the Metro tunnels and the lower level full of Nightkin that with an anti-materiel rifle I have a hard time fighting.

316 researchok  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:54:17am

Morning, all

317 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:56:40am

re: #315 Targetpractice

I habitually avoid it til I'm well over lvl 20, if only because I know the topside is full of feral ghouls that give me bad memories of the Metro tunnels and the lower level full of Nightkin that with an anti-materiel rifle I have a hard time fighting.

I just dont go down to the basement anymore.

318 researchok  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:58:07am

re: #288 freetoken

Barbra Eden.

'nuff said.

319 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:58:57am

re: #317 Kragar

I just dont go down to the basement anymore.

I generally try for a good playthrough, so feel compelled to go check for the ghoul's friend. Which means I have to stealth my way to the Nightkin leader, then to the ghoul, then to his friend's corpse, then back to the ghoul. Gotta keep a healthy supply of Stealth boys for that.

320 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:00:19am

re: #319 Targetpractice

I generally try for a good playthrough, so feel compelled to go check for the ghoul's friend. Which means I have to stealth my way to the Nightkin leader, then to the ghoul, then to his friend's corpse, then back to the ghoul. Gotta keep a healthy supply of Stealth boys for that.

Or kill the ghoul, get the manifest and tell the Nightkin there are no stealthboys.

321 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:01:56am

re: #320 Kragar

Or kill the ghoul, get the manifest and tell the Nightkin there are no stealthboys.

Did that my second playthrough. "Do I wanna spend half an hour sneaking around? Fuck no. *BOOM!* Problem solved."

322 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:12:28am

re: #321 Targetpractice

Did that my second playthrough. "Do I wanna spend half an hour sneaking around? Fuck no. *BOOM!* Problem solved."

Or the deputy in Primm.

"Do I save him and talk him into giving me the info, wait for him to get out of the building or..."

BLAM! "Hey, a holotape."

323 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:15:04am

re: #322 Kragar

Or the deputy in Primm.

"Do I save him and talk him into giving me the info, wait for him to get out of the building or..."

BLAM! "Hey, a holotape."

God, what a whiner. Bring the NCR in? "Thanks for putting me out of a job." Put Meyers in charge? "Thanks for putting me out of a job." Reprogram Primm Slim? "Thanks for putting me out of a job."

Then I found out why he was the deputy in the first place, namely he was the sheriff's BIL. Left me even more tempted to make him eat a buckshot sandwich.

324 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:20:04am

re: #323 Targetpractice

God, what a whiner. Bring the NCR in? "Thanks for putting me out of a job." Put Meyers in charge? "Thanks for putting me out of a job." Reprogram Primm Slim? "Thanks for putting me out of a job."

Then I found out why he was the deputy in the first place, namely he was the sheriff's BIL. Left me even more tempted to make him eat a buckshot sandwich.

After the first time I saved him, i never bothered again

325 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:22:20am

re: #324 Kragar

After the first time I saved him, i never bothered again

"What's that? You want me to help you? Sorry, too busy looting, try again later."

326 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:26:38am

re: #325 Targetpractice

"What's that? You want me to help you? Sorry, too busy looting, try again later."

In FO:3 if you killed one of the wandering merchants, you could loot all his stuff. In NV, all you can get is the stuff he had equipped. What a ripoff.

327 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:29:17am

re: #326 Kragar

In FO:3 if you killed one of the wandering merchants, you could loot all his stuff. In NV, all you can get is the stuff he had equipped. What a ripoff.

On the other hand, I did net a good deal of good gear when a caravan ran into a group of Legion goons.

328 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:32:25am

re: #327 Targetpractice

On the other hand, I did net a good deal of good gear when a caravan ran into a group of Legion goons.

Yeah, just stand back and wait.

329 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:33:41am

Another thing about NV, you got way too much karma for random kills. I'd be trying for a bad guy ending, then kill a few fiends or ghouls and be considered good again.

330 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:37:22am

re: #329 Kragar

Another thing about NV, you got way too much karma for random kills. I'd be trying for a bad guy ending, then kill a few fiends or ghouls and be considered good again.

Especially aggravating as it's pretty hard to avoid Fiends if you wanna get to Vault 3, which you have to if you want to complete either the Khans quests or the Brotherhood quest for Power Armor training.

331 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:44:42am

re: #330 Targetpractice

Especially aggravating as it's pretty hard to avoid Fiends if you wanna get to Vault 3, which you have to if you want to complete either the Khans quests or the Brotherhood quest for Power Armor training.

I preferred the stealthsuits

332 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:49:40am

re: #331 Kragar

I preferred the stealthsuits

I do, except for the final battle, when power armor makes you a walking tank.

333 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:52:36am

re: #332 Targetpractice

I do, except for the final battle, when power armor makes you a walking tank.

I keep the lonesome road riot armor around for that.

334 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 1:57:57am

re: #333 Kragar

I keep the lonesome road riot armor around for that.

God, Lonesome Road. Dead Money may be creepy as hell, but Lonesome Road is just aggravating to the max.

335 Kragar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:05:44am

re: #334 Targetpractice

God, Lonesome Road. Dead Money may be creepy as hell, but Lonesome Road is just aggravating to the max.

I just wish there was a Legion storyline for Honest Hearts.

336 Targetpractice  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:09:38am

re: #335 Kragar

I just wish there was a Legion storyline for Honest Hearts.

Only way that might have worked would be working with the White Legs, but I'm not really sure how.

337 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:10:14am

Oh great.

Karen Handel, the former Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive who drove the charity's attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, is considering running for U.S. Senate in Georgia, according to one of her former aides.

Karen Handel is a bigoted piece of trash, here she is opposing marriage equality and adoption rights for gays:

338 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 5:44:47am

re: #335 Kragar

I just wish there was a Legion storyline for Honest Hearts.

The Honest Hearts as a Roman Legion, facing a crazed war band of Celts, led by Mel Gibson. How's that? :D

339 darthstar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 5:53:31am

Mornin' Benghazans.

And speaking of Benghazi...

340 darthstar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 5:55:21am

Damn...Hector "Macho" Camacho is dead. Talented boxer, entertaining personality. Got shot the other day and it wasn't looking good. Rest in peace.

341 darthstar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 6:10:45am

re: #292 Targetpractice

Well Kragar, I don't know 'bout you, but I tried Civ V: Gods and Kings...and immediately found out what the "AI tweaks" Wiki was talking about meant.

re: #293 Kragar

I love how another Civ declares war on me, I eliminate them and I'm the warmonger.

This whole conversation is off the hook entertaining to read backwards from comment 336...especially for someone who hasn't heard of the game.

"Do I wanna spend half an hour sneaking around? Fuck no. *BOOM!* Problem solved."

You guys are born diplomats. Ha!

Don't play video games myself much (I did like Pong and got it for my phone...and when I was a teen I could spend $35 a week on Defender.)

Saw this youtube clip of a volleyball video game in an article on Cracked a week or so ago...bouncing cartoon titties? Where was this in 1982?

342 darthstar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 6:14:23am
343 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 6:15:36am

Morning all!

I got 3 hours sleep last night --you?

344 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 6:22:28am

re: #342 darthstar

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Save that one for Killgore. He'll get a kick out of it.

345 dragonath  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 6:24:41am

re: #341 darthstar

Oh yeah, Dead or Alive. That series has a funny history. The physics on the first game were laughably absurd.

346 darthstar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:06:16am

What...did everyone go to the mall?

347 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:07:45am

re: #346 darthstar

What...did everyone go to the mall?

No, I'm just waiting, hoping my supports will arrive. I find the morning often has other right-of-center people here, and like most people I fight best with support.

348 darthstar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:09:54am

J.R. is dead.

Long live J.R.

349 darthstar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:11:31am

re: #347 Dark_Falcon

No, I'm just waiting, hoping my supports will arrive. I find the morning often has other right-of-center people here, and like most people I fight best with support.

It's not just about the fighting (I hope). How was your Thanksgiving? Did mom get drunk? Dad fart loudly in front of your sister's new boyfriend? Turkey taste like cardboard...again?

350 Obdicut  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:17:47am

re: #347 Dark_Falcon

No, I'm just waiting, hoping my supports will arrive. I find the morning often has other right-of-center people here, and like most people I fight best with support.

Left and right don't exist.

351 sattv4u2  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:22:47am

re: #350 Obdicut

Left and right don't exist.

My shoes say otherwise

(can't tell you how long I walked funny till I figured that out!!)

352 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:25:02am

re: #350 Obdicut

Left and right don't exist.

My dyslexia is cured!!!!

353 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:27:01am
354 sattv4u2  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:27:07am

re: #352 wrenchwench

My dyslexia is cured!!!!

So is my ham!

355 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:31:09am

re: #349 darthstar

It's not just about the fighting (I hope). How was your Thanksgiving? Did mom get drunk? Dad fart loudly in front of your sister's new boyfriend? Turkey taste like cardboard...again?

In answer to your question: My sister stayed in Pennsylvania and did not come home for Thanksgiving. It's likely to be the same way for Christmas. She came home for a week in September, and that's likely to be it for this year.

My parents and I went to Lawry's on Ontario Street in downtown Chicago (Magnificent Mile area). The turkey and prime rib were very good there.

356 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:38:22am
357 Killgore Trout  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:47:21am

Protest in front of Egypt high court attacked by unknown assailants

The liberal Constitution Party, the Egyptian Social Democratic Party and the liberal Wafd Party were protesting Morsi's recent constitutional declaration and voicing support to judges who were holding an extraordinary general assembly inside the building to discuss responses to Morsi's decree.

Ahram Online reporters at the scene said the demonstrators were attacked with fireworks, which stirred panic among them as everyone ran aimlessly to escape violence. One protester was bleeding following the attack.

Police has arrived on the scene and are using tear gas canisters to disperse protesters.

358 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:53:23am

re: #348 darthstar

I made a page for Larry Hagman. RIP Mr Hagman. [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

359 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:54:13am

An article on something I think about constantly... /

Can You Be Raped by the Devil?

Can demons engage in sexual activity with humans?

As bizarre as it sounds, those who minister to people in occult bondage say it's more common than you think.

For nearly two decades, Contessa Adams felt as though she had no power against the demonic violators of her body. She felt trapped in secrecy and shame and knew that the demons tormenting her wanted things to stay that way.

But God had another agenda for Adams when she found Christ in 1979. The former stripper has a ministry through which she exposes one of Satan's darkest secrets—sexual demons.

These spiritual rapists, as Adams describes them in her book, Consequences, often prey on people by performing sexual acts through nightmares and erotic dreams. Some people become so dependent upon these demonic experiences that they actually look forward to them.

No kidding... I mean, what a bunch of hooey!

/

360 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:55:18am
361 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:56:11am

re: #359 watching you tiny alien kittens are

An article on something I think about constantly... /

Can You Be Raped by the Devil?

No kidding... I mean, what a bunch of hooey!

/

This one came up about a week ago. It's basically stuff recycled from the later Middle Ages.

362 Killgore Trout  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 7:59:09am

re: #360 Dark_Falcon

Hey Killgore, this one's for you!

Heh

363 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:14:14am
364 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:18:13am

re: #362 Killgore Trout

Heh

Do remember to upding the original post as well. Darthstar should get some credit.

365 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:31:24am

Found something "interesting."

Allahpundit:

Oh, and when it comes to anything the media deems racialist or genderific, can we find someone other than old white guys to lay out our case? Why isn’t Condi Rice making the case against Susan Rice? Where’s Susana Martinez? The GOP is flush with women and minorities. Let’s get them prepped for battle and get them out there. We can kill these racist/sexist memes simply by showing up. Optics do matter.

John Nolte:

1. The GOP needs to get organized so they’re ready for the media's talking points. What happened this morning on Soledad O'Brien can't keep happening.

2. Once organized, the GOP needs to flood the media with happy warrior Republicans who are prepared to push back and get our message out there.

3. Oh, and when it comes to anything the media deems racialist or genderific, can we find someone other than old white guys to lay out our case? Why isn’t Condi Rice making the case against Susan Rice? Where's Susana Martinez? The GOP is flush with women and minorities. Let's get them prepped for battle and get them out there. We can kill these racist/sexist memes simply by showing up. Optics do matter.

366 darthstar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:32:04am

re: #359 watching you tiny alien kittens are

An article on something I think about constantly... /

Can You Be Raped by the Devil?

No kidding... I mean, what a bunch of hooey!

/

My demons often have a headache or they'll say they just want to cuddle.

367 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:33:15am

Either Allahpundit is John Nolte or they're both "sharing" the same words -- we have another word for that and it begins with a "p." Neither referenced the other and neither used quotes.

368 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:35:25am

Puerile pandering to partisan people?

There's 4. Oh yeah.. plagiarism!

369 darthstar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:35:35am

re: #365 Gus

Found something "interesting."

Allahpundit:

John Nolte:

He's quoting, but he doesn't give credit explicitly. That said, it's still a bunch of horse shit. The best way to get rid of the few minorities and women you do have in your party is to expressly say you want them to spread your platform of bigotry and sexism for you.

370 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:37:11am

re: #365 Gus

The article is "Quotes of the Day" the link to Nolte is right there in Allahpundit's quote from him, it isn't plagiarizing. Or did you have some other point?

371 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:37:44am

re: #369 darthstar

He's quoting, but he doesn't give credit explicitly. That said, it's still a bunch of horse shit. The best way to get rid of the few minorities and women you do have in your party is to expressly say you want them to spread your platform of bigotry and sexism for you.

Oh, I see. He's linking to Breitbart in that body of text. That's horrible. Not even close to accepted writing standard. No wonder I was surprised to see that idiot Allahpunidt write so many words. He just copied and pasted other peoples work and just included the reference as a link in the text. Totally unprofessional and unethical.

372 darthstar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:37:45am

re: #367 Gus

Either Allahpundit is John Nolte or they're both "sharing" the same words -- we have another word for that and it begins with a "p." Neither referenced the other and neither used quotes.

Giving him a pass on a technicality. The page is "quotes of the day" and there's a link to Nolte.

Still horse shit.

373 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:38:01am

re: #370 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Could be as simple as Gus didn't see that part.

374 darthstar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:38:18am

re: #371 Gus

Oh, I see. He's linking to Breitbart in that body of text. That's horrible. Not even close to accepted writing standard. No wonder I was surprised to see that idiot Allahpunidt write so many words. He just copied and pasted other peoples work and just included the reference as a link in the text. Totally unprofessional and unethical.

But it makes him sound smarter!

375 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:38:49am

re: #370 watching you tiny alien kittens are

The article is "Quotes of the Day" the link to Nolte is right there in Allahpundit's quote from him, it isn't plagiarizing. Or did you have some other point?

Still horse shit as Darthstar says. It's not clear enough that he's quoting other people. Not the proper standard. We don't get to make up these rules.

376 Killgore Trout  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:39:24am

re: #365 Gus

They've always formatted their "quotes of the day" feature like that. I've always found it confusing and unreadable. It's really hard to tell who's saying what and what the fuck they're talking about.

377 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:39:44am

re: #373 Varek Raith

Could be as simple as Gus didn't see that part.

You're not supposed to have to look for "tricks." It should be outright attributed. It's unprofessional.

378 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:40:13am

re: #377 Gus

You're not supposed to have to look for "tricks." It should be outright attributed. It's unprofessional.

Totally.

379 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:40:35am

re: #373 Varek Raith

Could be as simple as Gus didn't see that part.

That was more or less assumed on my part.

380 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:41:04am

re: #378 Varek Raith

Totally.

Wouldn't get a pass here. You have to use the quote format in the pages.

381 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:42:14am

Top of the comments on that hot air page.

O/T: Larry Hagman has died.

PatriotGal2257 on November 23, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Read his bio on Wikipedia, what a disgusting lefty.

sentinelrules on November 23, 2012 at 11:43 PM

382 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:45:37am

I never understood the need to dis dead people.

383 darthstar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:45:47am

re: #376 Killgore Trout

They've always formatted their "quotes of the day" feature like that. I've always found it confusing and unreadable. It's really hard to tell who's saying what and what the fuck they're talking about.

Kind of like sitting in a room with them and trying to have a conversation.

384 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:47:04am

re: #381 Varek Raith

Top of the comments on that hot air page.

Read his bio on Wikipedia, what a disgusting lefty.

sentinelrules on November 23, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Ha! No surprise there. Larry Hagman was indeed a big donor to the Democrats. Amongst other things. They can go fuck themselves with a fork. Oh, Lee Marvin was also a big donor as is James Garner.

385 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:48:54am

re: #381 Varek Raith

Top of the comments on that hot air page.

Read his bio on Wikipedia, what a disgusting lefty.

sentinelrules on November 23, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I never understood people that call themselves "patriots." They all seem to be missing a couple of screws.

386 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:49:57am

re: #385 Gus

I never understood people that call themselves "patriots." They all seem to be missing a couple of screws.

And really angry.

387 Amory Blaine  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:52:57am

Been playing The Walking Dead based on Targetpractices comments on the game. Awesome game!!

388 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:53:00am

re: #386 Henchman Ghazi-808

And really angry.

And they enjoy beating up on strawmen....Ohh the Strawmanity.... (freep)

moral relativism and liberal pretzel logic.

only 50-60 years ago, nuclear family great, kids were a normal outcome of sex, perverts were jailed, animals were pets or on your plate by God’s grace. if you wanted to fool around you paid for your own birth control b/c it was your responsibility for exercising that liberty. and this wasn’t consider just christian thinking, it was inherent common sense for most people across all demographics.

since then the secular experts have abandoned God, and are’going it alone. and the best they come up with is gay parents are better in part b/c no kids, dads aren’t needed anymore, whatever you do if you care about the earth and the rest of us, don’t have kids, and don’t eat animals, but you can screw them. save the planet,abort your baby is their battle cry. and we expect the rest of you to pay for our abortions and contraceptives, we’re morally superior’to you now, don’t you know? we’re saving the planet!

the one thing i’ve prayed for and known I’d have from God saving me , is a sound mind, a mind that can see clearly what is going on around me and know wht’s right from what isn’t. today we’ve fallen so far from just a short time ago, it aparently does take a rocket scientist to know what even secular common sense agreed with God’s word, only 60 years ago.

389 darthstar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:57:28am
390 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:57:53am

re: #388 watching you tiny alien kittens are

And they enjoy beating up on strawmen....Ohh the Strawmanity.... (freep)

Brilliant, stolen.

391 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:02:20am
392 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:03:57am

re: #389 darthstar

The person who tweeted that is a big jerk and a stalker, as per ABL.

393 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:07:05am

Shoq is a stalker?

394 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:09:52am

re: #393 Henchman Ghazi-808

Shoq is a stalker?

Yep. Pretty nasty, from what I've seen. Gus could probably find you a link to some info, if my third and fourth hand gossip isn't enough.

395 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:11:10am

re: #394 wrenchwench

Yep. Pretty nasty, from what I've seen. Gus could probably find you a link to some info, if my third and fourth hand gossip isn't enough.

I'm trying to stay out of that mess. He's got a wiki of his own too. Really weird stuff involving a whole bunch of people.

396 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:14:07am

Burn Butthurt notice!

//

397 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:15:22am

re: #394 wrenchwench

Yep. Pretty nasty, from what I've seen. Gus could probably find you a link to some info, if my third and fourth hand gossip isn't enough.

Check your DMs.

398 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:16:14am

re: #395 Gus

I'm trying to stay out of that mess. He's got a wiki of his own too. Really weird stuff involving a whole bunch of people.

yeah, but you can find anything!

One of them posted a comment here last Monday. A pretty ironic one, at that.

399 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:17:10am

re: #397 Gus

Check your DMs.

Done.

400 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:18:30am

ZOMGitsCriss has a message of Help for the Haters...


(pretty funny)

401 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:18:56am

re: #398 wrenchwench

yeah, but you can find anything!

One of them posted a comment here last Monday. A pretty ironic one, at that.

Yeah, I saw that and caught that. You remember that weirdo Randy Hahn that turned out to be some kind of right wing sock puppet? That was very strange. Gets really, thick.

402 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:19:49am

Manic.

403 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:20:17am

re: #401 Gus

Yeah, I saw that and caught that. You remember that weirdo Randy Hahn that turned out to be some kind of right wing sock puppet? That was very strange. Gets really, thick.

No, I don't remember that. Here?

404 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:20:54am

re: #403 wrenchwench

No, I don't remember that. Here?

Nah. On Twitter.

405 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:25:51am

re: #393 Henchman Ghazi-808

Shoq is a stalker?

Just did some googling.
Yikes...

406 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:32:06am
407 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:36:05am

Good afternoon Lizards. Hope everyone is enjoying leftover turkey or other dinner remains and rest and recovering from Black Friday shock.

Feline Overlord is snoozing due to poultry overload. With the turkey carcass simmering on the stove to make stock and filling the apartment with the odor of cooked bird any trip to the kitchen draws attention and the demand for "MOAR TURKEY!!!"

So I sit and read comments while the laptop gets backed up.

408 Killgore Trout  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:36:19am

Brotherhood calls for mass protests Sunday in support of Morsi decree

The statement containing the call to demonstrate defended the president's decree decision, arguing it seeks to finalise the draft constitution. The group further condemned those who oppose the decree, accusing them of trying to "hurdle the drafting of the new constitution and the planned parliamentary elections in an attempt to topple the regime and take over power."

"They (demonstrators against the constitutional declaration) protested using bad language and with the help of thugs destroyed and burned the Freedom and Justice Party (the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood) headquarters while others attacked the police using Molotov cocktails and stones and set fire to public institutions."

The call to support the presidential decree further condemned Friday's anti-Morsi protests as "irresponsible" and "aimed at destroying state institutions," adding that the protests betray a lack of respect for the will of the people.

409 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:36:27am

re: #405 Varek Raith

Just did some googling.
Yikes...

My spidey sense is tingling. Whoah, too much drama.

410 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:36:56am

Hamas has no intention to abide by the cease fire...

AP INTERVIEW: HAMAS NO. 2 REJECTS GAZA ARMS HALT

Shocka!

411 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:39:10am

Oh, crap.

My wife is a private duty nurse. Her client passed away on Thanksgiving day.

Thoughts, positive waves, prayers for him and that we can find new work soon.

412 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:40:12am

re: #410 NJDhockeyfan

Hamas has no intention to abide by the cease fire...

AP INTERVIEW: HAMAS NO. 2 REJECTS GAZA ARMS HALT

Shocka!

413 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:40:17am

re: #410 NJDhockeyfan

Hamas has no intention to abide by the cease fire...

AP INTERVIEW: HAMAS NO. 2 REJECTS GAZA ARMS HALT

Shocka!

That's not part of the cease fire agreement.

414 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:42:16am

re: #412 Henchman Ghazi-808

[Embedded content]

I'm sure they all have a sad over the cease fire agreement and are just wishing for Hamas to do something. This is what they want.

415 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:43:07am

re: #411 William Barnett-Lewis

Oh, crap.

My wife is a private duty nurse. Her client passed away on Thanksgiving day.

Thoughts, positive waves, prayers for him and that we can find new work soon.

Oh wow. Sucks on multiple levels.

Working in CA, a big contractor had huge client ready to start a mega home. Client was early 40's jogger, wife and two kids. Contractor didn't take work for 18 month time period so he could handle the project.

Client's wife found him in his recliner on Xmas eve, newspaper in lap, massive heart attack. She didn't want to do the project after that.

416 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:43:15am

Here. Read it. It's a rather simple cease fire agreement.

Agreement of Understanding For a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip

1: (no title given for this section)

A. Israel should stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip land, sea and air including incursions and targeting of individuals.

B. All Palestinian factions shall stop all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel including rocket attacks and all attacks along the border.

C. Opening the crossings and facilitating the movements of people and transfer of goods and refraining from restricting residents' free movements and targeting residents in border areas and procedures of implementation shall be dealt with after 24 hours from the start of the ceasefire.

D. Other matters as may be requested shall be addressed.

2: Implementation mechanisms:

A. Setting up the zero hour for the ceasefire understanding to enter into effect.

B. Egypt shall receive assurances from each party that the party commits to what was agreed upon.

C. Each party shall commit itself not to perform any acts that would breach this understanding. In case of any observations Egypt as the sponsor of this understanding shall be informed to follow up.

417 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:45:11am

FLATTEN GAZA!

418 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:47:25am

re: #417 Varek Raith

FLATTEN GAZA!

From the comfort of your mother's basement.

//

419 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:50:13am

re: #417 Varek Raith

FLATTEN GAZA!

Special Note: the term 'Flatten' does not necessarily mean genocide, as buildings in entire neighborhoods and regions can be flattened without blowing citizen's bodies to little bits or melting them in a 1,000,000 degree fireball. Not all the time anyway.

420 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:55:30am

New band name: Passive Aggressive Genocide.

421 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:55:48am

re: #419 Henchman Ghazi-808

Just skip using "genocide" since people want to argue semantics and use "ethnic cleansing" instead. Same idea but much broader definition.

422 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:57:50am

Interesting. Just came across this on Twitter.

Since 2009, 88 Percent Of Income Growth Went To Corporate Profits, Just One Percent Went To Wages
By Guest Blogger on Jun 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm

After the longest recession since WWII, many Americans are still struggling while S&P 500 corporations are sitting on $800 billion in cash and making massive profits. Now, economists from Northeastern University have released a study that finds our sluggish economic recovery has almost solely benefited corporations. According to the study:

“Between the second quarter of 2009 and the fourth quarter of 2010, real national income in the U.S. increased by $528 billion. Pre-tax corporate profits by themselves had increased by $464 billion while aggregate real wages and salaries rose by only $7 billion or only .1%. Over this six quarter period, corporate profits captured 88% of the growth in real national income while aggregate wages and salaries accounted for only slightly more than 1% of the growth in real national income. …The absence of any positive share of national income growth due to wages and salaries received by American workers during the current economic recovery is historically unprecedented.

Continues.

How nice of them. God bless America.

423 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:58:56am

re: #421 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Just skip using "genocide" since people want to argue semantics and use "ethnic cleansing" instead. Same idea but much broader definition.

I've always hated that term. Such a dirty business to have 'cleansing' attached to it.

How about 'wholesale murder'?

424 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 9:59:09am

re: #388 watching you tiny alien kittens are

And they enjoy beating up on strawmen....Ohh the Strawmanity.... (freep)

He left out the part about Black people having to use separate drinking fountains and Latino farm workers being treated like livestock in some places 50-60 years ago.

425 sattv4u2  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:00:18am

re: #422 Gus

Does it say how much of that 88% went to covering losses incurred by companies from mid 2007 through the 2nd Q 2009?

426 allegro  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:00:20am

re: #422 Gus

Interesting. Just came across this on Twitter.

Since 2009, 88 Percent Of Income Growth Went To Corporate Profits, Just One Percent Went To Wages
By Guest Blogger on Jun 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Continues.

How nice of them. God bless America.

But... but too many regulations and high corporate taxes! Obama is anti-business!

427 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:00:35am

Derp.

Once again. Derp.

428 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:01:15am

re: #425 sattv4u2

Does it say how much of that 88% went to covering losses incurred by companies from mid 2007 through the 2nd Q 2009?

There's a link to the study over at TP.

429 Obdicut  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:01:34am

re: #422 Gus

Interesting. Just came across this on Twitter.

Since 2009, 88 Percent Of Income Growth Went To Corporate Profits, Just One Percent Went To Wages
By Guest Blogger on Jun 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Continues.

How nice of them. God bless America.

And yet some people still say this isn't a problem, that it'll lead to prosperity for all at some mythical point down the road when the corporations begin giving higher wages.

This is a direct result of the suppression of unions over the past forty years, and the enabling of dangerous financial instruments.

430 sattv4u2  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:02:13am

re: #428 Gus

There's a link to the study over at TP.

Thanks

I'll go look. I just figured you had read it

431 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:03:09am

re: #425 sattv4u2

Does it say how much of that 88% went to covering losses incurred by companies from mid 2007 through the 2nd Q 2009?

Why don't you read up and find out?

432 sattv4u2  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:04:10am

re: #431 Henchman Ghazi-808

Why don't you read up and find out?

see 430

(someone posts an article I figure that they've read it and could supply an answer to a simple question!)

433 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:06:49am

re: #432 sattv4u2

see 430

(someone posts an article I figure that they've read it and could supply an answer to a simple question!)

I figured someone read the cease fire agreement earlier. Never got an answer on that one. Read this study and let us know what you find out.

434 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:09:18am

re: #432 sattv4u2

see 430

(someone posts an article I figure that they've read it and could supply an answer to a simple question!)

Oh, I thought you made a reactionary rhetorical question. My bad.

Let's consider that corporate America 'lost' a bunch of income in the recession. What does corporate America do then? They lay people off.

When common people lose a bunch of income they don't have anybody to lay off.

435 sattv4u2  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:09:19am

re: #433 Gus

I figured someone read the cease fire agreement earlier. Never got an answer on that one. Read this study and let us know what you find out.

And that had exactly,, what to do with me and my query??

436 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:10:00am

re: #435 sattv4u2

And that had exactly,, what to do with me and my query??

Not this again.

437 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:10:28am

re: #422 Gus

From that "Conservative Fact Check" site that has a featured page about it...

First, an aside: trickle-down economics does work, regardless of what Business Week thinks or claims. We've seen it just in the last decade: thanks to the Bush Tax Cuts (and despite Obama's efforts to undo them), corporate profits are at an all-time high. Tax cuts for the rich work. What economists understand and which the Business Week author does not is that trickle-down takes time. It's a two-step process:

1. Take the profits earned from a tax cut
2. Invest these profits into higher wages and more jobs, thus helping the economy.

The Bush tax cuts were only enacted ten years ago. Trickle-down takes time, and the economy will begin to see the rewards soon -- that is, of course, unless Obama is successful in raising taxes on the wealthy. If that's the case, he will have undone ten years of economic progress.

See, See! The good times are almost here! Any day now...

///

438 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:10:33am

As if corporate America should be the first beneficiary of an economic return, not the 99%. Weird.

439 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:12:25am

re: #438 Henchman Ghazi-808

As if corporate America should be the first beneficiary of an economic return, not the 99%. Weird.

Hard to believe aye? I am shocked, shocked I tells ya! This can't be true. Surely this is the handiwork of academic communists.

//

440 sattv4u2  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:14:24am

re: #434 Henchman Ghazi-808

Oh, I thought you made a reactionary rhetorical question

No. I was actually curious if there was any mention of it in the article. As stated, I will go read it when I have some time later today.
Let's consider that corporate America 'lost' a bunch of income in the recession. What does corporate America do then? They lay people off.

Some do, some don't. To the credit of the company I work for they didn't. They did halt some projects that were on the table prior to 2008 and some capital upgrades, opting instead for us to make do with some older equipment fixes for the interim. They are just now getting back to operating expenses prior to the slowdown.

When common people lose a bunch of income they don't have anybody to lay off.

Sadly, thats true.

441 sattv4u2  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:15:04am

re: #436 Gus

Not this again.

I have no clue as to what that means

Sorry I bothered you by asking a question

442 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:17:13am

re: #439 Gus

Hard to believe aye? I am shocked, shocked I tells ya! This can't be true. Surely this is the handiwork of academic communists.

//

In America we worship the Corporation. All that is good comes from the Corporation. The highest calling is CEO.

If you criticize the Corporation you will be labeled communist.

443 jaunte  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:18:45am

They're just sitting on the cash.

The current members of the S&P 500 [.SPX 1409.15 18.12 (+1.3%) ] are sitting on about $800 billion in cash and cash equivalents, the most ever, according to data by Birinyi Associates, even as the unemployment rate has ticked back above 9 percent. Most of this cash and cash equivalents are likely yielding at or below the current 3.6 percent annual rate of inflation, giving it a negative real return.
......
To be sure, relative to market value, cash levels have come down. Cash and cash equivalents as a percentage of the S&P 500’s market capitalization is 7.4 percent, down from a high of 9.2 percent at the start of the bull market, according to Birinyi.

However, this is still well above the 5 percent average during the last bull market, raising the ire of someone else besides the unemployed…shareholders.

“I understand why companies want the flexibility that a cash cushion provides, given the lesson of how dangerous it is to be at the mercy of financing markets, however, some companies have way, way too much cash,” said Karen Finerman, president of Metropolitan Capital Advisors and a ‘Fast Money’ trader. “We should do a call to arms to return cash to shareholders.”
[Link: www.cnbc.com...]

444 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:19:03am

re: #442 Henchman Ghazi-808

In America we worship the Corporation. All that is good comes from the Corporation. The highest calling is CEO.

If you criticize the Corporation you will be labeled communist.

Hmm. How does that work when the CEO is in a foreign country and that means all the fun profits are going overseas by default?
O_O

445 sattv4u2  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:19:35am

heh
[Link: apnews.myway.com...]

Arafat's remains said to be exhumed Tuesday

On Tuesday, Swiss, French and Russian experts will take samples from Arafat's bones, said Tawfik Tirawi, who heads the Palestinian team investigating the death. They will examine the samples in their home countries.

446 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:20:21am

re: #443 jaunte

They're just sitting on the cash.

[Link: www.swissluxury.com...]

447 sattv4u2  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:21:17am

re: #446 Gus

[Link: www.swissluxury.com...]

At least you can save 9% online!

List Price: $485,350.00
Save 9%: - ($45,355.00)

Our Price: $439,995.00

448 b_sharp  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:22:03am

re: #440 sattv4u2

Oh, I thought you made a reactionary rhetorical question

No. I was actually curious if there was any mention of it in the article. As stated, I will go read it when I have some time later today.
Let's consider that corporate America 'lost' a bunch of income in the recession. What does corporate America do then? They lay people off.

Some do, some don't. To the credit of the company I work for they didn't. They did halt some projects that were on the table prior to 2008 and some capital upgrades, opting instead for us to make do with some older equipment fixes for the interim. They are just now getting back to operating expenses prior to the slowdown.

When common people lose a bunch of income they don't have anybody to lay off.

Sadly, thats true.

The corps under consideration are the top 500. Companies that lost money won't be found in that bunch.

449 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:22:06am

re: #447 sattv4u2

At least you can save 9% online!

List Price: $485,350.00
Save 9%: - ($45,355.00)

Our Price: $439,995.00

Free brochure.

450 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:22:30am

re: #446 Gus

[Link: www.swissluxury.com...]

Yuppies...

451 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:23:39am

re: #446 Gus

[Link: www.swissluxury.com...]

How strange, if I want to know the time I just look at my cell phone...I gave up on wearing a watch when the battery in mine died and I never bothered replacing it.

452 sattv4u2  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:24:48am

re: #448 A Sockpuppet's Sockpuppet

The corps under consideration are the top 500. Companies that lost money won't be found in that bunch.

[Link: money.cnn.com...]

Bank of America and Sprint Nextel are two of the 50 FORTUNE 500 companies that lost money last year.

453 jaunte  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:24:59am

re: #446 Gus

[Link: www.swissluxury.com...]

That's a lot to spend just to see if your underlings are late.

454 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:25:18am

re: #450 Varek Raith

Yuppies...

That's a lot of money for one ugly watch. Of course it's just materials so to speak. I think this is way beyond yuppies. I picture this going on some super duper rich guy that wears way too much cologne.

455 sattv4u2  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:25:33am

re: #451 watching you tiny alien kittens are

How strange, if I want to know the time I just look at my cell phone...I gave up on wearing a watch when the battery in mine died and I never bothered replacing it.

I have a stick and the sun

If I don't have a stick, I ,, umm,,,errr,, nevahmind!!

456 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:25:33am

re: #444 Feline Fearless Leader

Hmm. How does that work when the CEO is in a foreign country and that means all the fun profits are going overseas by default?
O_O

Did you hide your photos? I can't access your photobucket page from your link anymore.

457 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:25:34am

For 430k that watch better be better than Bond's.
With lasers and repel lines and shit.

458 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:26:51am

re: #457 Varek Raith

For 430k that watch better be better than Bond's.
With lasers and repel lines and shit.

But, but, we don't have enough money to pay people.

//

459 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:27:12am

re: #458 Gus

But, but, we don't have enough money to pay people.

//

*Activates watch laser*

460 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:27:31am
461 jaunte  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:29:33am

re: #460 Gus

The "MegaloNavelgazer"

462 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:29:45am
463 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:30:33am

re: #462 Varek Raith

Image: Devon-Tread-1-Steampunk-watch-1.jpg

Wear that on your next flight.

464 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:30:39am
465 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:32:23am

re: #453 jaunte

That's a lot to spend just to see if your underlings are late.

I'd rather have a watch who exterior metal was stainless steel, myself. It would still look decent, but would be more durable than gold and lighter too. To me, the primary purpose of a watch is as a tool. If I'm ever able to engage in conspicuous consumption, I'm going to do it as a game or meal for my friends, not by getting a tool that costs far more than it needs to.

466 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:32:57am

Figured out a way to keep my sanity of late. I'm keeping the Master Spy window closed.

467 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:34:33am

re: #464 Gus

I know that's a satire account, but I occurs to me that if one were hosting an actual tea party, one might well want a cat or two present to help give it class. Felines are elegant in a way few humans can be.

468 jaunte  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:35:43am

re: #465 Dark_Falcon

I was in a conference room once with some Wall Streeters who were comparing their 80k (or in that neighborhood) watches. It was like a scene from 'American Psycho.' They just seemed like they had lost their minds about what to spend on practical items.

469 sattv4u2  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:35:45am

re: #467 Dark_Falcon

I know that's a satire account, but I occurs to me that if one were hosting an actual tea party, one might well want a cat or two present to help give it class. Felines are elegant in a way few humans can be.

Yes. We don't often bury our turds!

470 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:36:46am

re: #443 jaunte

“I understand why companies want the flexibility that a cash cushion provides, given the lesson of how dangerous it is to be at the mercy of financing markets, however, some companies have way, way too much cash,” said Karen Finerman, president of Metropolitan Capital Advisors and a ‘Fast Money’ trader. “We should do a call to arms to return cash to shareholders.”

Weird, holding onto cash and not reinvesting into new technologies or wages. I guess it's only when taxes are lowered they reinvest and increase wages, but at no other time.

///

471 jaunte  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:37:49am

re: #470 Henchman Ghazi-808

It seems like some management teams have figured out they're not really beholden to shareholders either.

472 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:39:28am

A Plethora of strawmen on the attack!!!

Dear Atheists, from Bodie Hodge

Tired of It All?

Are you tired of all the evil associated with the philosophy of atheism—Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and so on? After all, most murderers, tyrants, and rapists are not biblical Christians, and most have rejected the God of the Bible. Even if they claim to believe in the God of the Bible, they are not really living like a true Christ follower (who strives to follow God’s Word), are they?

Do you feel conflicted about the fact that atheism has no basis in morality (i.e., no absolute right and wrong; no good, no bad?) If someone stabs you in the back, treats you like nothing, steals from you, or lies to you, it doesn’t ultimately matter in an atheistic worldview where everything and everyone are just chemical reactions doing what chemicals do. And further, knowing that you are essentially no different from a cockroach in an atheistic worldview (since people are just animals) must be disheartening.

Are you tired of the fact that atheism (which is based in materialism, a popular worldview today) has no basis for logic and reasoning? Is it tough trying to get up every day thinking that truth, which is immaterial, really doesn’t exist? Are you bothered by the fact that atheism cannot account for uniformity in nature (the basis by which we can do real science)? Why would everything explode from nothing and, by pure chance, form beautiful laws like E=MC2 or F=MA?

...(lots more like this)...

Also "No True Scotsman Christian," a world of logical fallacies and some very incorrect assumptions.

473 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:41:05am

re: #472 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Nope.
NEXT!

474 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:42:06am

re: #472 watching you tiny alien kittens are

A Plethora of strawmen on the attack!!!

Dear Atheists, from Bodie Hodge

Also "No True Scotsman Christian," a world of logical fallacies and some very incorrect assumptions.

I'd say "No True Scotsman" would be in there literally, since this one seems like the kind who would argue that the only true citizens of a Western country are Christians (though they sometimes might leave a place for Jews as well).

475 jaunte  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:42:14am

re: #472 watching you tiny alien kittens are

If someone stabs you in the back, treats you like nothing, steals from you, or lies to you,

It's just business!

476 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:43:01am

re: #472 watching you tiny alien kittens are

A Plethora of strawmen on the attack!!!

Dear Atheists, from Bodie Hodge

Also "No True Scotsman Christian," a world of logical fallacies and some very incorrect assumptions.

Derp.

477 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:43:12am

Because the Crusades never happened!

478 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:43:34am

re: #472 watching you tiny alien kittens are

A Plethora of strawmen on the attack!!!

Dear Atheists, from Bodie Hodge

Also "No True Scotsman Christian," a world of logical fallacies and some very incorrect assumptions.

Please, Mr Theist, tell me more about atheism. Go ahead, you're on a roll.

479 sattv4u2  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:44:25am

Ah well

Of to the stores wars to try to find a Spider-Man Roleplay Toy Mega Blaster Web Shooter with Glove. Our '"adopted" son (for Christmas via our church) would like one.

480 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:45:15am

re: #471 jaunte

It seems like some management teams have figured out they're not really beholden to shareholders either.

Business 301: When Flawed Objectives Become Virtues: Stanford MBA program, 3 credits.

481 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:45:53am

Does AIG have a comments section?

482 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:46:14am

re: #472 watching you tiny alien kittens are

A man named Hodge
produced many a dodge.
Tried to bring atheists to God,
become big on the Jesus Squad,
but instead argued like a clod.

Burma Shave

483 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:47:05am

re: #478 Henchman Ghazi-808

Please, Mr Theist, tell me more about atheism. Go ahead, you're on a roll.

Please proceed Governor Mr. Theist.

484 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:49:21am

About the author.

Bodie Hodge

Bodie Hodge is Ken Ham's son in law, and a walking disincentive to nepotism. He works at Answers in Genesis where his job, demurely described as "outreach", is to make fundamentalist Christians look even stupider than in fact they are. As part of this important role, he is in charge of day to day operations at the Creation Museum.
[edit] The righteous lie

Hodge is perhaps best known for expressing the opinion that lying is always wrong, and that the "righteous lie" does not exist. He illustrated this with a hypothetical example about lying to a Nazi soldier to save the life of a Jew that may be hiding in your house.[1] Hodge's reasoning for this sort of behaviour is based around saying that "High Treason" against God outweighs any gain or justification that can be made in the living, material world.

"But consider for a moment that we are all already sentenced to die because we are sinners (Romans 5:12). It is going to happen regardless. If a lie helps keep someone alive for a matter of moments compared to eternity, was the lie, which is high treason against the Creator, worth it?"

Continues.

485 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:51:59am

So he also comes from the view that if way back during Nazi Germany and you were hiding Jews in your house the correct moral, Godly, choice would be to let the Nazis know, there are Jews in your house.

Someone else went there in 2010:

O’Donnell So Fervently Pro-Truth That She Wouldn’t Lie To Nazis Asking If She Were Hiding Jews In Her Home

486 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:54:21am

re: #481 Varek Raith

Does AIG have a comments section?

No :(

487 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:54:57am
488 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:56:22am

re: #486 watching you tiny alien kittens are

No :(

[Link: www.answersingenesis.org...]

489 jaunte  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:58:20am

AnswersInGenesis=RandomArgumentsfromAuthority

490 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:58:26am

That's some weapons grade derp.

491 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:59:34am

re: #490 Gus

That's some weapons grade derp.

... with a half-life of 3 generations.

492 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:59:59am

re: #489 jaunte

AnswersInGenesis=RandomArgumentsfromAuthority

Here he is at a Chic-Fil-A

Image: bodie-hodge.jpg

Yes, it was about the gay thing.

493 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:00:33am

re: #492 Gus

Here he is at a Chic-Fil-A

Image: bodie-hodge.jpg

Yes, it was about the gay thing.

More redneck derps.

Image: our-group.jpg

494 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:01:01am

re: #485 Gus

So he also comes from the view that if way back during Nazi Germany and you were hiding Jews in your house the correct moral, Godly, choice would be to let the Nazis know, there are Jews in your house.

Someone else went there in 2010:

O’Donnell So Fervently Pro-Truth That She Wouldn’t Lie To Nazis Asking If She Were Hiding Jews In Her Home

Filed under: "Would have fought the Nazis stupid, been made into the villain in the eyes of the public by Goebbels, then would have been guillotined."

495 jaunte  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:01:04am

re: #492 Gus

Looks like they all had the smug satisfaction special.

496 Political Atheist  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:01:48am

re: #470 Henchman Ghazi-808

Setting aside the wingnut side, I have a question about those numbers and it goes to motive.

How much of this is abject greed, and how much of it is an artifact of profitability from costs that were cut to survive the worst months, and a continuing period of inadequate demand? I say this from a perspective of a guy that works in the manufacturing sector. Wall street is all voodoo to me, as far as work experience goes. Where I work it's about patience and caution. Waiting for demand, and cautious about what product will be getting the attention.

The wingnuts assume it's all good, ThinkProgress presumes it's all about evil greed.

497 Pawn of the Oppressor  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:06:09am

re: #472 watching you tiny alien kittens are

A Plethora of strawmen on the attack!!!

Dear Atheists, from Bodie Hodge

Also "No True Scotsman Christian," a world of logical fallacies and some very incorrect assumptions.

Indeed.

Is there a word for a viewpoint (or a set of asserted opinions) that is so wrong, so wrecked, so completely incorrect in its fundamental assumptions, that there's no possible way to untangle or correct it without throwing the whole thing out? That if you wanted to answer or correct this view, you find yourself overwhelmed and don't know where to start?

I guess the first thing to do would be to point out that the #1 source of atheist unhappiness would be humanity's self-destructive behavior in the name of imaginary things... And of course it can be a little difficult transitioning from "god(s) have a plan for me" to "I make my own plans", but other than that, I'm pretty excited to be a self-aware carbon unit. It's an incredibly privileged position, but also a very humble thing.

Besides, religious stories are boring... Science beats the pants off of middle eastern ghost stories any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

498 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:07:02am

re: #493 Gus

More redneck derps.

Image: our-group.jpg

An attempt by a wingnut to impart meaning to his friends and his consumption of fast food. Lame.

499 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:09:21am

re: #496 Political Atheist

Setting aside the wingnut side, I have a question about those numbers and it goes to motive.

How much of this is abject greed, and how much of it is an artifact of profitability from costs that were cut to survive the worst months, and a continuing period of inadequate demand? I say this from a perspective of a guy that works in the manufacturing sector. Wall street is all voodoo to me, as far as work experience goes. Where I work it's about patience and caution. Waiting for demand, and cautious about what product will be getting the attention.

The wingnuts assume it's all good, ThinkProgress presumes it's all about evil greed.

You're replying to Henchman Ghazi-808, who was replying to Jaunte, who posted an article that says those piles of cash should go to shareholders, and it wasn't from Think Progress.

500 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:10:48am

re: #499 wrenchwench

You're replying to Henchman Ghazi-808, who was replying to Jaunte, who posted an article that says those piles of cash should go to shareholders, and it wasn't from Think Progress.

Commentception.

501 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:10:54am

re: #497 Pawn of the Oppressor

Is there a word for a viewpoint (or a set of asserted opinions) that is so wrong, so wrecked, so completely incorrect in its fundamental assumptions, that there's no possible way to untangle or correct it without throwing the whole thing out? That if you wanted to answer or correct this view, you find yourself overwhelmed and don't know where to start?

The word is 'derp'.

503 Political Atheist  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:12:02am

re: #499 wrenchwench

Okay right, correction then. Take my comment in response to this link as above-
[Link: thinkprogress.org...]

504 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:12:04am

BBIAB

505 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:12:20am

re: #502 Gus

The “Jobless and Wageless” Recovery from the Great Recession of 2007-2009: The Magnitude and Sources of Economic Growth Through 2011 I and Their Impacts on Workers, Profits, and Stock Values

Who Has Benefitted from the Post-Great Recession Recovery? A New Look at the Growth Performance of Jobs, Wages, Corporate Profits, and Stock Price Indices During the First Two Years of Recovery

From the last report:

The recovery from the Great Recession has been highly uneven in its effects on workers, wages, profits, stock prices, and savers (bank savings accounts, money market accounts, CDs). Many U.S. adults, especially from low income and middle income households, have reported to poll takers that the U.S. is still in a recession or depression.11 From their vantage point, it still is. The same cannot be said for corporate profits, the CEOs of large corporations, or for those with large stock holdings. The disparities in economic rewards are the largest ever seen in a post World War II recovery.

506 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:12:36am

re: #454 Gus

That's a lot of money for one ugly watch. Of course it's just materials so to speak. I think this is way beyond yuppies. I picture this going on some super duper rich guy that wears way too much cologne.

Wears dark sunglasses and visits country's Finance Ministers to say, "Nice GDP you got here. Pity if something were to happen to it."
//

507 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:14:09am

re: #505 Gus

From the last report:

Prepared by:
Andrew Sum
Joseph McLaughlin
Center for Labor Market Studies
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts
July 2011

Andrew Sum
Andrew Sum Professor, Director CLMS
Labor Economics

Andrew M. Sum is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles, monographs, and books on regional, national, and state labor markets, on the labor market behavior and problems of young adults and the role of education, literacy, and training in influencing the labor market experiences of adults. Among his publications are Toward a More Perfect Union: Basic Skills, Poor Families, and Our Economic Future (1988), The Subtle Danger: Reflections on the Literacy Abilities of Young Adults (1987), Poverty and Adolescence (1991), From Dreams to Dust (1996), Literacy in the Labor Force: Results from the National Adult Literacy Survey (1998), State of the American Dream in New England (1996), Young Workers, Young Families, and Child Poverty (1996), The Road Ahead: Emerging Threats to Workers, Families and the Massachusetts Economy (1998), and A Second Chance for the Fourth Chance: A Critique of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (1999).

508 Killgore Trout  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:14:26am

re: #496 Political Atheist

Setting aside the wingnut side, I have a question about those numbers and it goes to motive.

How much of this is abject greed, and how much of it is an artifact of profitability from costs that were cut to survive the worst months, and a continuing period of inadequate demand? I say this from a perspective of a guy that works in the manufacturing sector. Wall street is all voodoo to me, as far as work experience goes. Where I work it's about patience and caution. Waiting for demand, and cautious about what product will be getting the attention.

The wingnuts assume it's all good, ThinkProgress presumes it's all about evil greed.

Good questions. For economics stuff Kugman is worth keeping up with.
[Link: krugman.blogs.nytimes.com...]
His top article does address some issues about liquidity

And yes, I’ve changed my models, mainly in the face of experience. For example, I didn’t take either the liquidity trap or the possibility of self-fulfilling currency crises seriously until 1998, when events in Asia led me to change my views. And I’m proud, not ashamed, of showing that kind of intellectual flexibility. What I don’t believe I’ve done is change my models to support a predetermined political or policy position, which is a definite sin.

So you should try to think in terms of models; it will make you a better person

.
Some of it's a bit technical but the average person can plow through it and get a general understanding of the issues involved. He's a liberal in the economic sense of the word but he's not a partisan shill like think progress or Cato that are just spinning for the ideas already decided upon by the think tanks who run them.

509 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:14:32am

re: #456 Dark_Falcon

Did you hide your photos? I can't access your photobucket page from your link anymore.

Nothing I did knowingly.

510 b_sharp  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:14:58am

re: #452 sattv4u2

[Link: money.cnn.com...]

Bank of America and Sprint Nextel are two of the 50 FORTUNE 500 companies that lost money last year.

Yes, you are right.
Fortune 500


Top losers 2008

511 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:15:53am

re: #496 Political Atheist

Setting aside the wingnut side, I have a question about those numbers and it goes to motive.

How much of this is abject greed, and how much of it is an artifact of profitability from costs that were cut to survive the worst months, and a continuing period of inadequate demand? I say this from a perspective of a guy that works in the manufacturing sector. Wall street is all voodoo to me, as far as work experience goes. Where I work it's about patience and caution. Waiting for demand, and cautious about what product will be getting the attention.

The wingnuts assume it's all good, ThinkProgress presumes it's all about evil greed.

If I was a CFO or executive I'd be in a cash hoarding mode when the economy flipped, at least at first. There is a risk of hoarding too much and not putting that cash to work for your corporation, which is the concept being posited here. I don't doubt their motivations and on a practical level don't hold it against them to want to grow cash reserves.

On a deeper level something is wrong here. A rising tide lifts all boats does not seem to be happening. It's reasonable to assume it would be better for the country for corporate profits and wages to increase somewhat commensurate. If wealth really is based in the middle class then we as a nation are becoming poorer when the middle class doesn't improve in a recovery.

512 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:16:37am

re: #488 Gus

[Link: www.answersingenesis.org...]

That is just the contact form though, they don't have anywhere that they actually post comments. The only comments I have ever seen posted was when they picked one out to post in an article and mock it. :(

513 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:16:58am

Whew. For a minute there I thought there was elements of greed in society. Good thing to know that greed doesn't play into these situation and that there are other elements at play.

514 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:18:39am

re: #508 Killgore Trout

Good questions. For economics stuff Kugman is worth keeping up with.
[Link: krugman.blogs.nytimes.com...]
His top article does address some issues about liquidity

.
Some of it's a bit technical but the average person can plow through it and get a general understanding of the issues involved. He's a liberal in the economic sense of the word but he's not a partisan shill like think progress or Cato that are just spinning for the ideas already decided upon by the think tanks who run them.

Why don't you see 502, 505, and 507. No, it's not worded by Think Progress but instead you can get it from the horses mouth.

515 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:19:01am

re: #471 jaunte

It seems like some management teams have figured out they're not really beholden to shareholders either.

Not so many people/companies making money via dividends any more. Seems to have switched over to buying and selling shares and thus being dependent on the stock price changing. And being safe and stable doesn't quite generate those swings that allow those wonderful profits from playing with stock options.

518 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:24:29am

HOw is everyone now?

519 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:24:34am

re: #517 Feline Fearless Leader

Is the Twinkie the poster child for this?

Twinkies are just another victim of liberals just like the incandescent light bulb!!

//

520 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:25:47am

re: #516 Varek Raith

Champion boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho dies after shooting

That's so sad. He was quite a guy.

522 Political Atheist  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:26:58am

re: #511 Henchman Ghazi-808

On a deeper level something is wrong here. A rising tide lifts all boats does not seem to be happening. It's reasonable to assume it would be better for the country for corporate profits and wages to increase somewhat commensurate. If wealth really is based in the middle class then we as a nation are becoming poorer when the middle class doesn't improve in a recovery.

What I am trying to understand is how much of this is just a unforeseen result of the desperate measures built in to recovery policies. TARP, and big loans to the biggest producers of cars and financial instruments. It appears we agree trickle down does not work, and that the recovery efforts had to start way up there in the financial atmosphere as if it does work.

(small rant) Damn it we had all the clues we needed to act when the accounting scandals hit a few administrations ago. That as I see it was a big alarm bell we just switched off. Not pointing fingers of blame here, just pissed that we missed it.

523 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:27:19am

re: #511 Henchman Ghazi-808

If I was a CFO or executive I'd be in a cash hoarding mode when the economy flipped, at least at first. There is a risk of hoarding too much and not putting that cash to work for your corporation, which is the concept being posited here. I don't doubt their motivations and on a practical level don't hold it against them to want to grow cash reserves.

On a deeper level something is wrong here. A rising tide lifts all boats does not seem to be happening. It's

At a certain level just sitting on money stretches out the downturn. The economy and businesses feed on each other since if no one is buying, everyone starts cutting back further once inventories build up, and prices in some commodities get driven down further. And once the margins shrink even they start thinking about shutting down their less profitable operations in order to save on cash flow.

And as repeatedly pointed out if consumers feel pinched and buy less (and often just have less) the whole machine starts to grind to a halt.

524 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:28:30am

re: #521 Gus

Image: 121124022002-02-hagman-1124-horizontal-gallery.jpg

Hagman was also very good as the President's Russian translator/aide in "Fail Safe".

525 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:29:06am

I might have more sympathy for the mega-corporations if they paid their share of taxes on the money they've been *hoarding*. OR I could see it going in to R&D--especially with the oil companies.

If they were actively trying to find ways to make a profit and wean us off their current product and onto the next cleaner product --no one would begrudge them their profits.

But like the auto industry & tobacco industry and so many others, they won't. They have to satisfy the stockholders today, and long-term thinking is verboten.

526 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:29:25am

re: #518 Gretchen G.Tiger

HOw is everyone now?

Wish I knew what I did to my ankle that is making it hurt so much. Otherwise things are fine, though I want some pumpkin pie. :/

527 Charles Johnson  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:30:21am

re: #508 Killgore Trout

...he's not a partisan shill like think progress or Cato that are just spinning for the ideas already decided upon by the think tanks who run them.

Remember you said that next time you post a link to Hot Air.

528 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:30:21am

re: #518 Gretchen G.Tiger

HOw is everyone now?

Did you get more sleep?

I'm fine, things are going well, except someone was in here wearing some horrible scent I can't get rid of. Although, come to think, before that it smelled like gasoline in here from one of the bikes that was brought in, I guess I don't have that problem any more.

529 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:30:25am

re: #526 Feline Fearless Leader

Wish I knew what I did to my ankle that is making it hurt so much. Otherwise things are fine, though I want some pumpkin pie. :/

Have you done anything to upset your Feline Overlord?

530 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:30:37am

re: #524 Feline Fearless Leader

Hagman was also very good as the President's Russian translator/aide in "Fail Safe".

[Link: www.tcm.com...]

531 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:31:14am

re: #528 wrenchwench

Did you get more sleep?

I'm fine, things are going well, except someone was in here wearing some horrible scent I can't get rid of. Although, come to think, before that it smelled like gasoline in here from one of the bikes that was brought in, I guess I don't have that problem any more.

Yes, a couple more hours. NOw I feel all discombobulated. Ah well, it's a holiday weekend, I think we are all suppossed to feel that way.

532 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:31:43am

re: #529 Gretchen G.Tiger

Have you done anything to upset your Feline Overlord?

Don't think so. He's curled up next to me and sleeping after eating his nth meal of smoked turkey meat since Thursday night.

533 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:32:42am

re: #531 Gretchen G.Tiger

Yes, a couple more hours. NOw I feel all discombobulated. Ah well, it's a holiday weekend, I think we are all suppossed to feel that way.

Not me! It's Small Business Saturday! I must be fully combobulated at all times!

534 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:32:58am

What's ironic is the same 'trickle down' dynamic believed as an article of faith is not happening. Cash is being hoarded, wages are not increasing, jobs aren't roaring back.

535 Stanghazi  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:35:24am

Hi everyone! i made it back, coast to coast. Showered off that travel blah, feel better.

Unfortunately my time with the family wasn't perfect. These so-called Christians do not act with any semblance of grace, only judgement.

Weirder than it ever was.

536 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:35:30am

re: #534 Henchman Ghazi-808

What's ironic is the same 'trickle down' dynamic believed as an article of faith is not happening. Cash is being hoarded, wages are not increasing, jobs aren't roaring back.

Fear of the ObamaCare boogeyman lurking in the wings?
/

537 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:37:23am

re: #536 Feline Fearless Leader

Fear of the ObamaCare boogeyman lurking in the wings?
/

Wins Sarcasm Star for Saturday.

538 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:37:27am

re: #536 Feline Fearless Leader

Fear of the ObamaCare boogeyman lurking in the wings?
/

Known unknowns.

539 Killgore Trout  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:37:39am

re: #536 Feline Fearless Leader

Fear of the ObamaCare boogeyman lurking in the wings?
/

I think it has more to do with economic instability. Fiscal cliff here in the US, Europe is still in serious trouble, rising food prices are hitting hard in Africa and Asia. In general the global economy is still in a very fragile state.

540 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:37:39am

re: #536 Feline Fearless Leader

Fear of the ObamaCare boogeyman lurking in the wings?
/

effective use of propaganda

541 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:38:29am

re: #535 Stanghazi

Hi everyone! i made it back, coast to coast. Showered off that travel blah, feel better.

Unfortunately my time with the family wasn't perfect. These so-called Christians do not act with any semblance of grace, only judgement.

Weirder than it ever was.

Yeah, it was kinda weird here too. Not political stuff, get general holiday stuff.

542 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:38:30am

re: #535 Stanghazi

Hi everyone! i made it back, coast to coast. Showered off that travel blah, feel better.

Unfortunately my time with the family wasn't perfect. These so-called Christians do not act with any semblance of grace, only judgement.

Weirder than it ever was.

Where you able to discuss your inheritance with them?

543 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:40:36am

re: #539 Killgore Trout

In general the global economy is wealthy are still in a very fragile state.

Fixed.

544 Political Atheist  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:40:40am

re: #534 Henchman Ghazi-808

What's ironic is the same 'trickle down' dynamic believed as an article of faith is not happening. Cash is being hoarded, wages are not increasing, jobs aren't roaring back.

So why were the recovery policies so top heavy? TARP was just about Bush's last act. 4 years since with the people in the executive and Senate that never believed in trickle down.

I'm thinking the way to judge these polices of the last 5 or so years by what effect they had on US production of value-Product, raw material and intellectual, and other considerations 2nd or more.

545 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:44:15am
546 Political Atheist  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:46:06am

re: #508 Killgore Trout

I do read Krugman from time to time. I'm less convinced than many he is on the right track much of the time. But certainly open minded. And I think we all have to be extra careful about links to advocacy sites or points from pundits. Case in point-Rachael Maddow makes far more sense to me than the Ed Show. On the right, well none of them make sense anymore. 'Tis a shame there are good points to be made.

548 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:47:48am

re: #545 Gus

Image: giant-sequoia-and-researchers-615.jpg

"Ah, it's an angry ent! Swing for it!"
;)

549 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:48:21am

re: #544 Political Atheist

So why were the recovery policies so top heavy?

Because of JBS/CATO/Hoover inspired trickle down ideology.

550 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:48:41am

re: #545 Gus

Image: giant-sequoia-and-researchers-615.jpg

Big ass tree is big!

551 Killgore Trout  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:48:42am

re: #546 Political Atheist

I do read Krugman from time to time. I'm less convinced than many he is on the right track much of the time. But certainly open minded. And I think we all have to be extra careful about links to advocacy sites or points from pundits. Case in point-Rachael Maddow makes far more sense to me than the Ed Show. On the right, well none of them make sense anymore. 'Tis a shame there are good points to be made.

Especially on topics like economics it's really easy for advocates to spin and deceive because most of us don't understand the topic very well.

552 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:50:26am

re: #550 Varek Raith

Big ass tree is big!

Same photographer here but about an older photo shoot.

National Geographic Redwood Photograph with three Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

553 Stanghazi  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:50:36am

re: #542 Feline Fearless Leader

Where you able to discuss your inheritance with them?

[Embedded content]

They're spending it all on doomsday prep. We didnt discuss the election, but all the behaviors put together show it left a hell of a mark.

554 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:50:49am

[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]
379.3 ft!

555 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:51:28am

Remember this next time you admire or spec out a redwood deck.

556 Political Atheist  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:52:31am

re: #549 Henchman Ghazi-808

Because of JBS/CATO/Hoover inspired trickle down ideology.

In part I'm sure you are right. Also, at least as stated by our President, the banks and Wall street had to get that help or great recession would have been far greater depression.

Hell, we may have been better of if unemployment was still being extended, and that cost offset by smaller loans and assistance to Wall street. Agree?

I'm increasingly convinced we need some big breakthroughs or some hard measures to make it pay to build and develop here rather than anywhere else.

557 Political Atheist  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:55:24am

re: #555 Gus

I so want to go to the redwoods for some relaxation and some photography. But for the shots I'd want to get I need some serious climbing gear and a climbing expert to keep me safe. Lazy picnic to relax then a little adrenaline at sunset neat the top of one.

558 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:56:17am

re: #555 Gus

Remember this next time you admire or spec out a redwood deck.

My feet are resting on a redwood slab coffee table my father bought (or made) back in the late 50s.

559 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:56:50am

re: #558 Feline Fearless Leader

My feet are resting on a redwood slab coffee table my father bought (or made) back in the late 50s.

stuff lasts forever!!!

560 Gus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:57:00am

re: #557 Political Atheist

I so want to go to the redwoods for some relaxation and some photography. But for the shots I'd want to get I need some serious climbing gear and a climbing expert to keep me safe. Lazy picnic to relax then a little adrenaline at sunset neat the top of one.

Here's a Nichol's redwood.

Opens in a new tab so people can zoom in. It's 2400 pixels high.

561 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:58:26am

re: #560 Gus

Here's a Nichol's redwood.

Opens in a new tab so people can zoom in. It's 2400 pixels high.

You gonna go climb a mountain?

Nope, a tree.

Whut.

562 Political Atheist  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:59:20am

re: #553 Stanghazi

They're spending it all on doomsday prep. We didn't discuss the election, but all the behaviors put together show it left a hell of a mark.

Really? That is so sad. Did we learn nothing from Y2k?

563 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:00:06pm

re: #562 Political Atheist

Really? That is so sad. Did we learn nothing from Y2k?

It's the Mayans and their stupid calendar.

We are all doomed.

564 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:00:08pm

re: #562 Political Atheist

Really? That is so sad. Did we learn nothing from Y2k?

You means besides COBOL surviving until the Y10K problem?

565 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:01:13pm

re: #563 Gretchen G.Tiger

It's the Mayans and their stupid calendar.

We are all doomed.

Image: demotivational-posters-mayans.jpg

566 Obdicut  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:02:41pm

re: #544 Political Atheist

So why were the recovery policies so top heavy? TARP was just about Bush's last act. 4 years since with the people in the executive and Senate that never believed in trickle down.
.

The GOP systematically opposed the bottom-up stuff. The Democrats wanted more spending on things like food stamps, unemployment insurance, etc. etc. The only thing the GOP was really into was tax breaks.

The bailout of the financial companies was needed to stop the economy melting down. That is completely beside the point of the egregious difference in who has profited from the economy. I completely agree we should have strongly regulated the financial industry at the same time as we lifted them up, but there was heavy resistance to that from the GOP and from a couple (but important) corporatist Democrats.

As it stands, the banks are just going to repeat the same sort of mistake-- and it's not just the banks. Many corporations are now using financial instruments more than they are engaging in their key business. Paper profits are a lot easier to make than profits from actually doing stuff.

But mainly, the weakened unions, the low minimum wage, and the various worker protections that have been stripped away have led to a labor market where for anything under highly skilled jobs, employers can dictate terms.

567 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:03:32pm

re: #556 Political Atheist

In part I'm sure you are right. Also, at least as stated by our President, the banks and Wall street had to get that help or great recession would have been far greater depression.

Hell, we may have been better of if unemployment was still being extended, and that cost offset by smaller loans and assistance to Wall street. Agree?

Wall St needed the bailout, no doubt. Obama was right be reluctant to exact their pound of flesh from them while at the same time expecting them to play along with 'the Plan.' But the great mistake, and one I expect I'll probably hold against Obama, is the system won't be fixed so it can happen again.

The problem with the sentiment of sending Wall St to jail is that they can't be sent to jail: what they were doing was legal, or not illegal, or skirted. That does not mean it wasn't wrong, nor that it should'nt be made illegal again.

I'm hoping Obama, or somebody else (Barney Frank) will champion a return to banking segregation. But I'm not holding my breath.

568 Political Atheist  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:04:45pm

re: #563 Gretchen G.Tiger

It's the Mayans and their stupid calendar.

We are all doomed.

On December 22nd, I'd like to put up a cartoon page. I'd like to show a bunch of Mayans rolling around on the ground laughing, some standing and pointing at the doomsday preppers, just in paroxysms of laughter. "hahahah centuries of advancement beyond us primitives and we still punked ya!"

Trouble is I can't draw worth a darn. So anyone that can and likes the idea go for it.

569 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:05:51pm

re: #566 Obdicut

I completely agree we should have strongly regulated the financial industry at the same time as we lifted them up, but there was heavy resistance to that from the GOP and from a couple (but important) corporatist Democrats.

And still is --any idea of reinstating Glass-Steagall is abhorrent to them. While the blatantly proved they couldn't be trusted, they say they can.

If I hear one more rant about Dodd-Frank or regulation , . . I'm going to scream 'WHAT FUCKING REGULATION????????"

When I ask, no one can ever tell me. It's all fear of what might come or propaganda.

570 Obdicut  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:06:24pm

re: #567 Henchman Ghazi-808

The problem with the sentiment of sending Wall St to jail is that they can't be sent to jail: what they were doing was legal, or not illegal, or skirted. That does not mean it wasn't wrong, nor that it should'nt be made illegal again.

I'm hoping Obama, or somebody else (Barney Frank) will champion a return to banking segregation. But I'm not holding my breath.

Oh there were a ton of crimes committed, too. Most are being prosecuted as civil suits, because the government lacks the resources at the moment for actual criminal prosecutions of financial stuff. The law is complex, jury trials are always a huge tossup and the corporations have shitloads of money to spend in their defense. Civil prosecutions have a lower bar and companies will pay out to avoid the cost if they're found against.

We need a hell of a lot more financial cops and regulators and investigators. Doesn't help that the SEC apparently turned into a John Grisham novel.

571 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:07:49pm

re: #566 Obdicut

As it stands, the banks are just going to repeat the same sort of mistake-- and it's not just the banks. Many corporations are now using financial instruments more than they are engaging in their key business. Paper profits are a lot easier to make than profits from actually doing stuff.

Enter Crass Capitalism.

572 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:07:52pm

re: #567 Henchman Ghazi-808

Wall St needed the bailout, no doubt. Obama was right be reluctant to exact their pound of flesh from them while at the same time expecting them to play along with 'the Plan.' But the great mistake, and one I expect I'll probably hold against Obama, is the system won't be fixed so it can happen again.

The problem with the sentiment of sending Wall St to jail is that they can't be sent to jail: what they were doing was legal, or not illegal, or skirted. That does not mean it wasn't wrong, nor that it should'nt be made illegal again.

I'm hoping Obama, or somebody else (Barney Frank) will champion a return to banking segregation. But I'm not holding my breath.

The people who buy and sell money all have to take high level tests and are held to a different standard as "professionals". They may not have committed a crime, but they could be sanctioned on an ethical basis in civil court.

I know there are cases in which an insurance agent has been, but the Wall Street types don't lose their jobs, or get demoted.

Greed is rewarded.

573 Political Atheist  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:09:32pm

re: #570 Obdicut

We need a hell of a lot more financial cops and regulators and investigators. Doesn't help that the SEC apparently turned into a John Grisham novel.

10+ if I could.

574 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:09:52pm

re: #571 Henchman Ghazi-808

Enter Crass Capitalism.

Yea. The sort of "parasitism" behavior that Rand disproved of so much as compared to bootstrap industrialists.

575 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:11:05pm

Hmm... And now I'm sitting here watching BBC Blackadder clips on YouTube.

How about some nice scenery chewing by Tom Baker?

576 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:11:17pm

re: #570 Obdicut

I'm speaking of the very top: derivative market players had an incentive to skirt regulations by creative and complex transactions, creating more shell corporations and complexity. Add to that gutting Glass Steagall, and the game was on.

577 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:13:59pm

re: #576 Henchman Ghazi-808

I'm speaking of the very top: derivative market players had an incentive to skirt regulations by creative and complex transactions, creating more shell corporations and complexity. Add to that gutting Glass Steagall, and the game was on.

I did so much reading about that last year . . . ..

The gutting began over 30 years ago. There was a clip of Alan Greenspan testifying before Congress in which he said (paraphrase) "There is no reason responsible bankers cannot be trusted with derivatives."

Responsible being the key word. Gone is the myth of the old banker from B&W movies --they can't be trusted. None of them. Way too much money involved.

578 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:16:15pm
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Random downding from an Unhatched one:

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re: #26 Gretchen G.Tiger 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...

Probably not random. Possibly anti-atheist.

579 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:19:50pm

re: #578 wrenchwench

Random downding from an Unhatched one:

Probably not random. Possibly anti-atheist.

I missed that one.

580 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:22:49pm

re: #578 wrenchwench

Random downding from an Unhatched one:

Probably not random. Possibly anti-atheist.

So, why are you going thru old threads looking at the dings?

Is this a new psychosis related to the holidays?

;0

581 wrenchwench  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:27:40pm

re: #580 Holidays are Family Fun Time

So, why are you going thru old threads looking at the dings?

Is this a new psychosis related to the holidays?

;0

I got it from the Master Spy. So easy....

582 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:34:45pm

re: #581 wrenchwench

I got it from the Master Spy. So easy....

SO MUCH more talented than I.

583 Political Atheist  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:46:35pm

re: #576 Henchman Ghazi-808

Fiscal conservatism as I happen to view it includes requires regulatory enforcement up to the task of the most complex instruments.
How bad the SEC got can be seen with the Maddoff scandal. The crash. And again they had fair warning in the 90's. We, they, the people in charge dropped the ball. Re segregating banks from investment sales sounds fine to me. Let Bank of America split into a couple truly separate pieces. Let the consumer bank be unencumbered of the burdens that come from a split focus. They broke up Ma Bell. Same can be done to BofA and Goldman.


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