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Bryan Fischer Fantasizes About “Stilettos, a Dress, and Dangly Earrings”

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Here’s a glimpse into the secret fantasies of American Family Association caveman Bryan Fischer, as he imagines himself confronting an employer in “stilettos, a dress and dangly earrings” … oh wait, that’s somebody else he’s fantasizing about, not himself. I don’t know how I could have gotten that confused.

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372 comments

1 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:30:15pm

Bryan? There's a difference between homosexuality and cross-dressing.
Just thought you should know.

2 b_sharp  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:32:09pm

re: #1 calochortus

Bryan? There's a difference between homosexuality and cross-dressing.
Just thought you should know.

Too complex a concept for his rwnj religion addled brain.

3 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:33:42pm

re: #2 b_sharp

Yup, and I think an employer can have some say over what employees wear to work as it reflects on their image. Bryan will have to tone it down if he wants to work there.

4 freetoken  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:35:05pm

Given his complexion and hair (what's left of it), I'd suggest dark purple for the stilettos, matching hosiery, a gown with dark material lower and a lighter, bluer upper portion (not deep cuts, please). As for the earrings, definitely platinum alloy, and if stones/bling is needed a mixture of blue diamonds and blue star sapphire. Keep the hair silver.

Probably will end up looking like Barbara Bush.

5 lawhawk  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:36:12pm

re: #4 freetoken

Church Lady
, not Barbara Bush.

6 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:36:54pm

My belief is that the deeply closeted are subjecting themselves to a form of mushroom treatment. It would explain why they get so…twisted.

7 freetoken  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:37:02pm

re: #5 lawhawk

Barbara does look like a high Anglican "church lady".

8 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:37:52pm

re: #4 freetoken

Given his complexion and hair (what's left of it), I'd suggest dark purple for the stilettos, matching hosiery, a gown with dark material lower and a lighter, bluer upper portion (not deep cuts, please). As for the earrings, definitely platinum alloy, and if stones/bling is needed a mixture of blue diamonds and blue star sapphire. Keep the hair silver.

Probably will end up looking like Barbara Bush.

Lovely for an evening out, but sparkly stones should only be for evening wear, so probably not work appropriate.

9 freetoken  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:39:01pm

re: #8 calochortus

Um, he will be "working" at night.

Oh, here is a good look for someone his age and color.

10 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:40:31pm

re: #9 freetoken

And the queen wears it well.

I thought Bryan was looking for work at a bookstore. Silly me.

11 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:40:42pm

Here you are, PLL. These are some more photos from Chiccago.

This first one is of the relatively new Lakeshore East Park, which replaced what used to be a small rail yard near Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago.

The second one is of part of the downtown Chicago skyline near sunset.

12 b_sharp  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:41:09pm

Shouldn't a 'flaming homo sexual' wear leather chaps to a job interview?

Hey dimwit, you couldn't pick a gay guy out of a crowd because they dress like everybody else.

13 lawhawk  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:41:41pm

Rep. Scott Dejarlais, your hypocrisy is showing:

14 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:45:07pm

re: #10 calochortus

And the queen wears it well.

I thought Bryan was looking for work at a bookstore. Silly me.

Yes, but unlike Bryan Fischer she has class.

15 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:45:57pm

re: #11 Dark_Falcon

Found this on Wiki:

The Venezuelan government announces that president Hugo Chávez is being treated for a "respiratory deficiency" after complications from a severe lung infection.

Considering he is an authoritarian douchebag, and seems to poor man's version of Stalin, I feel no pity.

For all of his talk on Human Rights, he has neglected the Indiginous tribes still there.

Meanwhile, what is the news on Puerto Rico? I now the end of their last session referred the issue to Congress.

16 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:46:29pm

Hmm. Not this stupid argument again. A quick reading of the latest ENDA legislation refers to "perceived sexual orientation or gender identity." That is distinct from generally accepted social behavior. If a transgendered applicant came in wearing “stilettos, a dress and dangly earrings” the employer would still have a right to stipulate dress codes. One of course wouldn't expect an applicant to appear this way to begin with but I'm sure there could be a few in some large cities. Protection of perceived sexual orientation or gender identity is not protection from asocial behavior.

17 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:48:26pm

re: #16 Gus

True.

But we know know what sort of weird shit Fischer does.

His description is simply too detailed to be a theoretical for him. He probably does this at home, or after he picks up a kid.

18 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:49:17pm

re: #15 ProBosniaLiberal

Found this on Wiki:

Considering he is an authoritarian douchebag, and seems to poor man's version of Stalin, I feel no pity.

For all of his talk on Human Rights, he has neglected the Indiginous tribes still there.

Meanwhile, what is the news on Puerto Rico? I now the end of their last session referred the issue to Congress.

I'll cry no tears, but I cannot help but feel a small amount of sympathy. Chavez is an assshole, but the way he's suffering is something I'd not wish on anybody.

19 nines09  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:49:21pm

I guess we now know Fischers' type. There was thought behind that description. Brother. He's a 500 Watt Projector.

20 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:49:54pm

re: #15 ProBosniaLiberal

I am on the left, but believe in Human Rights.

Hugo Chavez doesn't.

21 jaunte  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:51:51pm

Fischer is a troll by nature; of course he thinks everyone he disagrees with is going to be trolling.

22 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:53:15pm

re: #17 ProBosniaLiberal

True.

But we know know what sort of weird shit Fischer does.

His description is simply too detailed to be a theoretical for him. He probably does this at home, or after he picks up a kid.

He's thinking the stereotypes.

23 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:53:30pm

re: #12 b_sharp

A few weeks ago there was a vote in San Francisco to outlaw nudity in public (with a few exceptions) because there were a few guys who had taken up sitting around naked in the Castro district. The problem? The Castro is becoming a family neighborhood and parents consider naked guys hanging around inappropriate when they're walking their kids to school. While I have no certain knowledge of the sexual orientation of any of the people involved, I would assume there are many same sex couples, and I'm sure the idea of gays with kids leading a normal family life makes Fischer's head explode.

24 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:54:54pm

re: #18 Dark_Falcon

Also, pissed at House Republicans for another reason.

Because of their constant caterwauling, Puerto Rico is still stuck in status limbo, even though that referendum is likely the most conclusive we are going to get.

What we need are Major Hispanic American Protests in the US in support of Puerto Rico to get them moving. The House Republicans that is.

25 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:55:19pm

re: #22 Gus

I like my theory better.

26 jaunte  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:55:35pm

Heh.

Fischer developed his religious beliefs initially through his father, a Baptist pastor. He attended Stanford University and, while a student there, got involved with Peninsula Bible Church, where the pastor preached what Fischer calls a "masculine, muscular Christianity" that appealed to him.
[Link: www.splcenter.org...]

27 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:56:15pm

re: #23 calochortus

A few weeks ago there was a vote in San Francisco to outlaw nudity in public (with a few exceptions) because there were a few guys who had taken up sitting around naked in the Castro district. The problem? The Castro is becoming a family neighborhood and parents consider naked guys hanging around inappropriate when they're walking their kids to school. While I have no certain knowledge of the sexual orientation of any of the people involved, I would assume there are many same sex couples, and I'm sure the idea of gays with kids leading a normal family life makes Fischer's head explode.

Nudity is also a health issue. That and public transit. Blech.

28 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:57:07pm

re: #26 jaunte

Oh, this is like Eid al-Fitr.

Gift-after-Gift!

29 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 7:59:24pm

re: #26 jaunte

Heh.

That makes sense given that he blames his father for not being man enough to keep his mother from leaving him.

30 jaunte  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:00:06pm

re: #29 Kragar

He's a big bag of symptoms, that's for sure.

31 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:01:49pm

re: #27 Gus

Nudity is also a health issue. That and public transit. Blech.

That's why the first rule implemented mandated that those who were nude use a towel or something similar when sitting down in any sort of public space. It brought out a hostile reaction from people who felt their freedom was being impinged upon, which was a left-wing version of what we sometimes see out of the right: A failure to understand that your freedom doesn't give you the right to hurt other people or damage their property.

32 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:03:24pm

This is like a trailer for a 1950s monster movie.
SEE! the innocent Christian bookstore!
INVADED BY the homosexual WEARING HIGH HEELS!
FORCED! to provide employment!
COMPELLED! to endure silly clothing!

33 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:05:01pm

re: #32 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

This is like a trailer for a 1950s monster movie.
SEE! the innocent Christian bookstore!
INVADED BY the homosexual WEARING HIGH HEELS!
FORCED! to provide employment!
COMPELLED! to endure silly clothing!

LIVE knowing people who don't agree with you exist!

34 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:05:40pm

re: #32 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

This is like a trailer for a 1950s monster movie.
SEE! the innocent Christian bookstore!
INVADED BY the homosexual WEARING HIGH HEELS!
FORCED! to provide employment!
COMPELLED! to endure silly clothing!

INFESTED WITH TEH GEY!

35 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:06:56pm

re: #32 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

re: #34 Dark_Falcon

WITNESS THE TRUE HORROR!!!

36 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:07:19pm

re: #34 Dark_Falcon

37 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:08:25pm

You know who else wore stilettos, a dress and dangly earrings.

38 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:09:51pm

re: #37 Gus

You know who else wore stilettos, a dress and dangly earrings.

HITLER! HOOVER!

39 Shiplord Kirel  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:10:00pm

re: #37 Gus

You know who else wore stilettos, a dress and dangly earrings.

J. Edgar Hoover?

40 Amory Blaine  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:10:12pm

Milton Berle?

41 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:10:17pm

re: #38 Kragar

re: #39 Shiplord Kirel

Corporal Klinger

42 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:11:43pm

re: #37 Gus

You know who else wore stilettos, a dress and dangly earrings.

Liberace.

43 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:12:30pm

re: #36 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

[Embedded content]

SHOCKING!!!

44 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:13:28pm

re: #42 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Liberace.

The Pope.

45 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:16:12pm

re: #44 Gus

re: #44 Gus

Which one?

46 austin_blue  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:16:27pm

As a comedy skit? Brilliant.

As commentary? Comedy.

47 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:17:04pm

re: #45 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

re: #44 Gus

Which one?

Hell if I know.

48 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:17:45pm

OT, but apparently the good folks at FR don't favor food safety laws. Because:

It’s not like people all over the country dropping dead from “unsafe” food.......

WTF?

49 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:18:55pm

SWAYZE! SNIPES! 100% pure adrenaline!

WOLVERINES!!!!

50 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:19:49pm

re: #48 calochortus

OT, but apparently the good folks at FR don't favor food safety laws. Because:

WTF?

Guns kill more people every year.

Wait a sec...

51 jaunte  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:25:15pm

re: #48 calochortus

Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include fever, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, or as Freepers call it, "another damn morning."

52 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:27:06pm

re: #48 calochortus

OT, but apparently the good folks at FR don't favor food safety laws. Because:

WTF?

Yeah but, "#FDA is a corrupt agency.Big pharma #monsanto cheats on its #GMO testing& FDA approves it,I bet Mike Taylor know why!!!!11ty"

53 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:27:35pm

re: #51 jaunte

Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include fever, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, or as Freepers call it, "another damn morning."

I've had the dubious pleasure of having salmonella poisoning-just as we embarked on a 5 hour drive home. I can say with certainty that I have never been so happy to arrive at my destination.

54 austin_blue  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:27:47pm

The Sooners are dead men walking.

Johnny Football is the real deal.

55 The Mountain That Blogs  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:28:16pm

re: #13 lawhawk

Desjarlais is a doctor who has had affairs with his patients, and a pro-life Congressman who pressured a mistress into having an abortion.

Hypocrisy is his strong suit.

56 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:29:00pm

re: #52 Gus

Who is Mike Taylor?

57 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:29:38pm

Giuliani?

58 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:30:02pm

re: #55 The Mountain That Blogs

Desjarlais is a doctor who has had affairs with his patients, and a pro-life Congressman who pressured a mistress into having an abortion.

Hypocrisy is his strong suit.

Yeah, but he saw the light (conveniently) after the abortion incident and repents. All is forgiven.

59 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:31:59pm

re: #56 calochortus

Who is Mike Taylor?

Never mind-Found him

60 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:32:14pm

re: #56 calochortus

Who is Mike Taylor?

Deputy commissioner of the FDA. Worked for a law firm that did work for Monsanto.

In 1981 he went into private practice at King & Spalding, a law firm, one client of which was the biotechnology company Monsanto, where he established and led the firm's food and drug law practice

61 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:33:02pm

This man's imagination 'tis a thing of wonder, it is.

62 jaunte  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:34:07pm

For those who didn't click through to Fischer's blog post, the real obscenity is his comparison of ENDA to Jim Crow laws. Now the bigots are the ones being discriminated against.

In fact, ENDA would represent the return of Jim Crow laws. Only now the people victimized would not be victimized based on the color of their skin but on the content of their character.

Oppose Jim Crow. Oppose ENDA.
[Link: afa.net...]

63 freetoken  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:34:47pm

So, I'm exploring exotic alloys for a possible future creative project... and there is no end of information out there from every corner of the internet.

One thing I've noticed is that the past couple of years has seen an explosion of alternative metals in jewelry, especially for men. Now, given the astronomical price of gold and platinum it makes a lot of business sense.

Yet reading what is written by those who are hawking these jewelry and products is like reading so much that is written in fitness and diet - it's just malarky.

All sorts of sciency terms are used in high-falutin descriptions to wow the reader... but it is all a game for hucksters and their marks.

Well, jewelry has always had an element of that, so it's nothing new.

Reading what is written about magickal cobalt, chromium, titanium, tungsten, germanium (which is pushed for its cancer-curing powers) - it all reminds me why we have the idiocy we do in politics and governance.

64 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:36:56pm

The remake of Evil Dead's trailer is out. Looks intense.

65 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:37:06pm

re: #62 jaunte

For those who didn't click through to Fischer's blog post, the real obscenity is his comparison of ENDA to Jim Crow laws. Now the bigots are the ones being discriminated against.

How is ENDA, which is supposed to guarantee non-discrimination, at all similar to Jim Crow laws, which guaranteed discrimination? The right-wing mind 'tis a thing of wonder, too.

66 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:37:40pm

Fischer's ramblings get weirder by the day. The guy would be better off if he just whacked off occasionally or stopped being a judgmental prick.

67 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:37:47pm

re: #63 freetoken

It is, as it always was, all about the magick. We desperately want to have the power to control our environment.

68 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:38:30pm

re: #65 wheat-dogghazi

How is ENDA, which is supposed to guarantee non-discrimination, at all similar to Jim Crow laws, which guaranteed discrimination? The right-wing mind 'tis a thing of wonder, too.

They're being forced not to punish people for being different from them. Oppression!

69 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:38:45pm

re: #62 jaunte

For those who didn't click through to Fischer's blog post, the real obscenity is his comparison of ENDA to Jim Crow laws. Now the bigots are the ones being discriminated against.

There's something really fucked up about a mindset that compares legislation that bars discrimination based on sexuality to laws that allowed for open discrimination. This is so typical of those with Fischer's mindset. They want to be victims so bad.

70 freetoken  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:40:55pm

re: #67 calochortus

And vanity. Don't forget vanity.

One thing you will not find written by the hawkers in their spiel: "We know you can't afford gold and platinum, so here are some other really shiny things that will help you impress the next woman you meet at the bar."

71 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:41:11pm

re: #57 goddamnedfrank

Giuliani?

Not the same thing, really. Giuliani doesn't hide the fact that he's dressed in drag a few times and doesn't get hostile about other people doing it as well. Thus its not hypocritical when he wears a dress.

72 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:45:59pm

re: #68 Kragar

They're being forced not to punish people for being different from them. Oppression!

Yeah, that's what fucked up. They actually think it's oppression that they're barred from oppressing other people. It's fucking sick. Even more sick that they think that they're like people who were actually oppressed. Fischer's managing to make Pat Robertson and the late Jerry Falwell look somewhat sane. That's really hard to do but he does it more and more every day.

73 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:46:45pm

EXCLUSIVE: Dick Armey Dishes On FreedomWorks' Deals With Beck & Limbaugh

"The arrangement was simply FreedomWorks paid Glenn Beck money and Glenn Beck said nice things about FreedomWorks on the air," Armey, the former House majority leader, told Media Matters Friday. "I saw that a million dollars went to Beck this past year, that was the annual expenditure."

Armey, who left the organization this past fall after a dispute over its internal operations, said a similar arrangement was also in place with Rush Limbaugh, but did not know the exact financial details.

74 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:47:35pm

re: #73 Kragar

EXCLUSIVE: Dick Armey Dishes On FreedomWorks' Deals With Beck & Limbaugh

Lovely. But Glenn Beck is just like you and I! He's a man of the people!

75 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:48:03pm

re: #70 freetoken

Ah yes, impressing chance-met women in bars. Many years ago I remember a dental hygienist commenting that her boss (a young, single, male dentist) was (allegedly) sort of disgusted that women he met would ask what kind of car he drove and when he said it was a Porsche, they'd be all over him. I didn't say anything (since my mouth was full of dental implements at the time) but the obvious way to deal with it was to tell them he drove a VW... But then, I did end up marrying a man who owned a VW rather than a Porsche.

76 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:48:16pm

re: #74 HappyWarrior

Lovely. But Glenn Beck is just like you and I! He's a man of the people!

A job creator!
/

77 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:48:33pm

re: #62 jaunte

For those who didn't click through to Fischer's blog post, the real obscenity is his comparison of ENDA to Jim Crow laws. Now the bigots are the ones being discriminated against.

It's not even law. Started in 1994 with Ted Kennedy as sponsor. Give today's House it won't be law unless the Dems take back the House in 2014 which is not likely to happen given redistricting. It's a long way from becoming law.

78 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:49:26pm

re: #77 Gus

It's not even law. Started in 1994 with Ted Kennedy as sponsor. Give today's House it won't be law unless the Dems take back the House in 2014 which is not likely to happen given redistricting. It's a long way from becoming law.

BUT PEOPLE HAVE AN OPINION THAT DIFFERS FROM HIM! CAN'T YOU SEE THE DANGER?!?!

79 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:50:57pm

re: #78 Kragar

BUT PEOPLE HAVE AN OPINION THAT DIFFERS FROM HIM! CAN'T YOU SEE THE DANGER?!?!

It's going to happen! Just you wait and see. It'll be during Obama's 3rd term after he gets rid of the 22nd Amendment!!11ty

80 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:51:38pm

re: #79 Gus

It's going to happen! Just you wait and see. It'll be during Obama's 3rd term after he gets rid of the 22nd Amendment!!11ty

Is that before or after Shariah Law comes in that wipes all mention of God?

81 jaunte  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:52:12pm

re: #77 Gus

Yes. It's just that his comparing his struggle to discriminate against people with the real struggles of the civil rights movement is so ludicrous it's hard to believe he was able to type the post.

82 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:53:13pm

re: #80 HappyWarrior

Is that before or after Shariah Law comes in that wipes all mention of God?

Before, during, and after. //

83 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:54:07pm

re: #79 Gus

It's going to happen! Just you wait and see. It'll be during Obama's 3rd term after he gets rid of the 22nd Amendment!!11ty

The potential chance that a law he disagrees with gets enacted? DEMONIC TYRANNY!

84 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:54:54pm

re: #81 jaunte

Yes. It's just that his comparing his struggle to discriminate against people with the real struggles of the civil rights movement is so ludicrous it's hard to believe he was able to type the post.

I actually think it's downright sick that he does that. I think of all the people who were killed before the Civil Rights Movement. Some of them for as little as whistling at a white woman in Emmett Till's case. And then to hear Fischer saying that because he can't(and he still can since as Gus has said ENDA isn't federal law) discriminate against someone in a job based on sexuality is like what African Americans had to experience in the Jim Crow period. That actually makes me violently angry. It's not quite Godwin but it's pretty damn close.

85 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:55:04pm

re: #83 Kragar

Democracy -- how does that work?

86 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:56:14pm

It's going to be an awkward day for Bryan when he's finally picked up with a rent boy. Dude is either really obsessed with homosexuals or he's the biggest repressed fucker out there or a little of both.

87 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:58:13pm

re: #48 calochortus

OT, but apparently the good folks at FR don't favor food safety laws. Because:

WTF?

Gah! I spent thirty seconds reading the comments. I haven't seen so much bat shit craziness since the time I spent on the mental ward of a local hospital.

88 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 8:58:56pm

re: #86 HappyWarrior

It's going to be an awkward day for Bryan when he's finally picked up with a rent boy. Dude is either really obsessed with homosexuals or he's the biggest repressed fucker out there or a little of both.

Seriously. As a happily married heterosexual, I spend a remarkably small amount of my time thinking about who other people love and how they dress. They ought not do it in the street and scare the horses, but beyond that it is hardly my business.

89 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:00:14pm

re: #87 Romantic Heretic

Gah! I spent thirty seconds reading the comments. I haven't seen so much bat shit craziness since the time I spent on the mental ward of a local hospital.

Food borne illness makes us free!

90 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:02:55pm

re: #88 calochortus

Seriously. As a happily married heterosexual, I spend a remarkably small amount of my time thinking about who other people love and how they dress. They ought not do it in the street and scare the horses, but beyond that it is hardly my business.

I've actually had some of my favorite conversations about girls with a gay friend of mine. I mean it's hilarious to me how super paranoid guys like this are about gay dudes.

91 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:03:25pm

Yeah damn food regulation. People should be able to shit and piss in my food if they want to. It's freedom!

92 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:04:26pm

re: #91 HappyWarrior

Yeah damn food regulation. People should be able to shit and piss in my food if they want to. It's freedom!

You'll be happy to know that there is such a thing as allowable levels of rodent droppings in your food.

93 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:04:58pm

re: #92 calochortus

You'll be happy to know that there is such a thing as allowable levels of rodent droppings in your food.

Makes me want a beer.

94 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:05:45pm

Diaper bags and bayonets.

95 calochortus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:05:52pm

re: #93 HappyWarrior

Pour it over your food. Maybe it will make it safer.

96 jaunte  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:16:43pm

#Struggleplate will make everything better (by contrast)

[Link: twitter.com...]

97 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:17:30pm

re: #96 jaunte

#Struggleplate will make everything better (by contrast)

[Link: twitter.com...]

See 94

//

98 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:20:41pm

re: #96 jaunte

#Struggleplate will make everything better (by contrast)

[Link: twitter.com...]

Here's how it started!

:D That's her chicken.

99 jaunte  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:23:17pm

re: #98 Gus

Heh. KFC is paying to be at the top of that #StrugglePlate timeline.
Making chicken appetizing!

100 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:24:18pm

re: #98 Gus

Here's how it started!

[Embedded content]

:D That's her chicken.

It's true, though. Men should be carrying Bushmasters instead.

///

101 jaunte  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:24:53pm

re: #98 Gus

102 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:26:03pm

re: #101 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Yeah, already saw it.

103 Four More Tears  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:32:10pm

It's only the fifth of January...

And I have already read the story of the year...

CHINESE FATHER PUSHES SON TO KICK GAMING ADDICTION BY HIRING VIRTUAL ASSASSINS TO KILL HIS MMO CHARACTER

He hired a team of virtual assassins to repeatedly kill his son’s favorite character in a popular online role-playing game. According to Kotaku, 23-year-old Xiao Feng had been in and out of jobs for years while pointedly telling his father that he didn’t want to work for a living. Even after his father ruined his online gaming experience by having his character die numerous times, the defiant Feng told his father that he was still “not looking for any job” and that he wanted “to take some time to find one that suits me.”

104 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:33:59pm

re: #103 Four More Tears

It's only the fifth of January...

And I have already read the story of the year...

CHINESE FATHER PUSHES SON TO KICK GAMING ADDICTION BY HIRING VIRTUAL ASSASSINS TO KILL HIS MMO CHARACTER

Wow, that is one whole mountain of DERP right there.

105 jaunte  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:34:13pm

re: #102 Gus

106 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:34:28pm

Just having fun. Don't mean no harm. If that's what she wants to believe.re: #103 Four More Tears

It's only the fifth of January...

And I have already read the story of the year...

CHINESE FATHER PUSHES SON TO KICK GAMING ADDICTION BY HIRING VIRTUAL ASSASSINS TO KILL HIS MMO CHARACTER

Not a viral story?

107 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:40:27pm

Oh damn. She was suspended.

Edit: nope.

108 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:41:39pm

re: #107 Gus

Oh damn. She was suspended.

Who was?

109 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:43:45pm

re: #108 Dark_Falcon

Who was?

False reading on my part.

110 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 9:52:03pm

That chicken from outer space.

111 Eclectic Infidel  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:04:28pm

This is a keeper.

112 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:20:18pm
113 wrenchwench  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:23:52pm

re: #112 Gus

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If Jesus taught him how to play rock and roll, he's no friend.....

114 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:25:04pm

re: #106 Gus

It was first published Dec. 28 on a Chinese gaming site, picked up from Sina.com, a blogging network here. The original stories don't provide any more details than the one you linked to, like real names and locations. So, it's anyone's guess if the story is legit, or a gamers' legend.

There is a grain of truth in it, though. There are some young Chinese fresh out of college (or high school) who are not as willing as their parents to take a crap job just to make money. These "little emperors," who are generally boys, have been coddled most of their lives as only children, and as young adults still expect to live off their parents until something "great" comes along. Gaming addiction is supposedly a problem here, especially among teenage boys. But judging from anecdotal evidence, it's about as prevalent as Internet addictions are in the USA. In other words, not such a big deal.

Little Feng's daddy should give up on the Internet assassin shit and kick the kid out of the house for a while.

115 wrenchwench  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:32:47pm

re: #105 jaunte

Is the value of my collection of Lance Armstrong memorabilia going to go up or down?

116 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:33:44pm

re: #112 Gus

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You forced my hand...

117 prairiefire  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:35:26pm

re: #115 wrenchwench

Is the value of my collection of Lance Armstrong memorabilia going to go up or down?

Down ~

118 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:35:31pm

re: #116 Kragar

You forced my hand...

[Embedded content]

Idaho?

119 wrenchwench  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:36:47pm

re: #117 prairiefire

Down ~

[Embedded content]

Maybe after everyone else burns theirs it will go back up....

120 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:39:53pm
121 prairiefire  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:39:53pm

re: #119 wrenchwench

Maybe after everyone else burns theirs it will go back up....

Ah, a collector after my own heart.

122 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:41:05pm
123 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:46:03pm

re: #122 Kragar

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124 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:47:41pm

re: #123 Gus

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Child abuse.

125 prairiefire  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:49:55pm

re: #116 Kragar

You forced my hand...

[Embedded content]

I kept waiting for the irony. No irony.

126 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:53:10pm

re: #124 Kragar

Child abuse.

Yes, but the punchline for me is that the boys seem rather skeptical.

127 Kragar  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 11:02:01pm

re: #126 Gus

Yes, but the punchline for me is that the boys seem rather skeptical.

Nothing a few more years of soul numbing indoctrination can't break.

128 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 11:16:16pm
129 wilburs  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 11:16:29pm

re: #123 Gus

superior mullets!

130 wilburs  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 11:18:32pm

Didn't Levi in that Jesus camp movie recently repudiate a lot of the beliefs he expressed as a 13 year old droid

131 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 11:22:55pm

re: #130 wilburs

Didn't Levi in that Jesus camp movie recently repudiate a lot of the beliefs he expressed as a 13 year old droid

Jesus Camp - Levi five years later

132 Gus  Fri, Jan 4, 2013 11:28:18pm
133 freetoken  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 12:01:59am

Mr. Fischer drifts aimlessly in the late of the night throughout the pool-side bar, the Caribbean winds gently caressing his face, as his boy comes to serve him his favorite cocktails...

134 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 12:18:01am

re: #132 Gus

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In a cave, with a box of scraps?

//

135 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 12:22:50am

M'out.

136 researchok  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 12:26:26am

Morning, all

137 researchok  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 12:32:01am

re: #133 freetoken

"Cabana boy, bring some cigarettes and ask that girl what she's drinking.

And tell her towels are so passe this season."

138 freetoken  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 1:14:49am

re: #137 researchok

We thinks its the cabana boy who might have to lose the towel...

139 researchok  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 1:17:19am

re: #138 freetoken

LOLOL

As they say in French, Chacun a son gout

140 freetoken  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 1:29:33am

From Massenet's Esclarmonde, the opening of the Act 1:


141 researchok  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 1:36:34am

Favorited.

I had never heard this before.

TY

142 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 2:05:57am

Just ckecked the LGF stalker site, I am listed as among the top 20 contributors, but alas, have not been singled out for any derogatory comments...

143 freetoken  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 3:22:12am
144 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 3:24:56am

moribund thread...back on the FT drip

145 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 5:58:43am

It's morning.

146 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:01:21am

re: #86 HappyWarrior

It's going to be an awkward day for Bryan when he's finally picked up with a rent boy. Dude is either really obsessed with homosexuals or he's the biggest repressed fucker out there or a little of both.

I think the lady doth prostest too much.

147 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:09:01am

re: #145 FemNaziBitch

It's morning.

Yes, it is. doesn't feel too good for me, though. I didn't sleep well.

148 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:12:57am

"Environmentalists are outraged after approximately 18,000 shark fins were discovered drying out on a rooftop in Hong Kong, hidden from public view. The delicacy, often used in soup, is very popular in China. But the practice of fisherman removing the animal's fin and throwing it back into the sea to die, and the over-harvesting of sharks, has begun to change public opinion "

I really don't understand.

149 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:13:43am

re: #148 FemNaziBitch

I really don't understand.

Link is forbidden.

150 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:13:47am

re: #147 Dark_Falcon

Yes, it is. doesn't feel too good for me, though. I didn't sleep well.

Go back to bed.

You have my permission

151 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:15:58am

re: #149 Obdicut

Link is forbidden.

it worked for me.

152 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:16:37am

re: #151 FemNaziBitch

it worked for me.

Me too.

153 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:18:23am

re: #150 FemNaziBitch

Go back to bed.

You have my permission

I can't. I already took my Nuvigil for the day. I won't be able to sleep for several hours.

154 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:23:24am

re: #148 FemNaziBitch

"Environmentalists are outraged after approximately 18,000 shark fins were discovered drying out on a rooftop in Hong Kong, hidden from public view. The delicacy, often used in soup, is very popular in China. But the practice of fisherman removing the animal's fin and throwing it back into the sea to die, and the over-harvesting of sharks, has begun to change public opinion "

I really don't understand.

In Chinatown in Chicago there used to be several places where shark fin soup could be ordered. It was, as the article says, an expensive dish. That ended a few years ago and thankfully shark fins are no longer publicly available in Chi-town (as far as I know).

This next vid is by a band whose frontman is a Chicago native and its somewhat mandatory, given who The Guardian used as there 'environmental expert':

155 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:24:31am

What's that glowing ball of gas in the sky? And why is everything so bright?

//

156 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:25:22am

re: #155 Targetpractice

What's that glowing ball of gas in the sky? And why is everything so bright?

//

Late night, TP?

157 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:25:31am

re: #153 Dark_Falcon

I can't. I already took my Nuvigil for the day. I won't be able to sleep for several hours.

My wife uses modafanil to control her pseudo-narcolepsy. She can sometimes go back to bed right after it. Is nuvigil just branded modafanil or is there a difference?

158 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:27:18am

re: #157 Obdicut

My wife uses modafanil to control her pseudo-narcolepsy. She can sometimes go back to bed right after it. Is nuvigil just branded modafanil or is there a difference?

I think there is a difference, but I'm not sure. There's no generic for Nuvigil, I do know that.

159 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:29:01am

re: #156 Dark_Falcon

Late night, TP?

Early, actually. Long week kicked my ass. Woke up around 1 this morning. Which means I'm gonna spend the rest of today hating the world.

160 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:29:36am

someONE decided to vomit on the bed last night. Probably the cat.

I hate that.

Now I have to do laundry.

161 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:32:48am

re: #160 FemNaziBitch

someONE decided to vomit on the bed last night. Probably the cat.

I hate that.

Now I have to do laundry.

You have been warned: The Cat Overlord is displeased with you. ;)

162 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:33:26am

re: #158 Dark_Falcon

I think there is a difference, but I'm not sure. There's no generic for Nuvigil, I do know that.

Just looked it up. Apparently nuvigil lasts longer after peak concentration during the day, but is otherwise very similar. The other main difference is that it's under patent, making it a lot more expensive.

163 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:37:36am

re: #162 Obdicut

Just looked it up. Apparently nuvigil lasts longer after peak concentration during the day, but is otherwise very similar. The other main difference is that it's under patent, making it a lot more expensive.

Boy, do I know that last.

164 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:40:14am

re: #163 Dark_Falcon

Boy, do I know that last.

Have you tried modafanil? It might work for you, especially if you get the timing right. Do you have any insomnia at night?

165 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:42:25am

re: #161 Dark_Falcon

You have been warned: The Cat Overlord is displeased with you. ;)

could not have been the cat. No idea.

Could have been the kid.

166 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:46:40am

re: #164 Obdicut

Have you tried modafanil? It might work for you, especially if you get the timing right. Do you have any insomnia at night?

not so much. The problem is during the day. Nuvigil works for me and I'm getting a break on it, but once I get back to work I'm going to be incurring some of those costs myself. The good news is that the jobs that have called me back are ones that provide benefits.

167 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:47:14am

I did, however, manage to bathe and blow-dry three dogs yesterday.

I consider it a big accomplishment, as no one was home to help.

168 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:48:10am

re: #166 Dark_Falcon

not so much. The problem is during the day. Nuvigil works for me and I'm getting a break on it, but once I get back to work I'm going to be incurring some of those costs myself. The good news is that the jobs that have called me back are ones that provide benefits.

Okay. You might at some point talk to your doctor about getting the generic for modafanil a try; if it works just as well for you, then you'd be saving quite a bit and not rewarding the drug company for just changing the drug slightly to retain patentability.

169 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:48:31am

re: #167 FemNaziBitch

I did, however, manage to bathe and blow-dry three dogs yesterday.

I consider it a big accomplisment, as no one was home to help.

Bet those dogs regret straying into your yard.

170 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:50:26am

re: #169 Obdicut

Bet those dogs regret straying into your yard.

Actually, Old Man Dog seems to think it is his private spa. He actually will turn his head to get the sprayer to the parts of his head he wants massaged by it. While I rinse him, I turn the nozzle to the massage setting and run it up and down his spine. You should see the look on his face. 1/2 closed eyes, mouth hanging open, neck drooping. I know exactly how he feels.

171 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6:53:37am

My current read, The Origins of Political Order by Francis Fukuyama, is quite interesting. I'm nearing the last part. He talks about the political power of the Catholic Church and how women's property rights were secured by the church mostly because they wanted the donations rich widows would inevitably give.

He says it was an important step because it worked to break the power of the tribe and get people who were not related by blood to submit to a central authority, which in turn helped to establish the "rule of law".

Same thing with the change to only celibate priests --helped to end corruption and power of the ruling elites. Well, we all know how well that worked . . . .

172 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 7:01:45am

re: #171 FemNaziBitch

He says it was an important step because it worked to break the power of the tribe and get people who were not related by blood to submit to a central authority, which in turn helped to establish the "rule of law".

Yes, and Luther's notion that all people are equal before God and answer to him directly without intermediates led to the notion that everyone is equal before the law and aswerable only to their own conscience.

173 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 7:03:32am

re: #172 Sol Berdinowitz

Yes, and Luther's notion that all people are equal before God and answer to him directly without intermediates led to the notion that everyone is equal before the law and aswerable only to their own conscience.

And that kings and elites are also answerable to the law . . .

I think we are still working on that one.

174 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 7:03:54am

re: #172 Sol Berdinowitz

Yes, and Luther's notion that all people are equal before God and answer to him directly without intermediates led to the notion that everyone is equal before the law and aswerable only to their own conscience.

Meh. For some people. The idea isn't original to him, and there were a lot of Enlightenment thinkers who didn't depend on Luther's line of reasoning at all.

175 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 7:05:55am

re: #174 Obdicut

Meh. For some people. The idea isn't original to him, and there were a lot of Enlightenment thinkers who didn't depend on Luther's line of reasoning at all.

the addiction of power is an ongoing struggle. So, far, tho the book is presenting some history in a way that is new to me--from the perspective of establishing Political Order.

176 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 7:07:50am

and the line of thought that decided that everyone should be able to read the Bible for themselves and form their own opinion of it...which meant that everyone should learn to read and write as a religious duty.

needless to say, a lot of kings and bishops did not want their people to actually read what was written in the Bible.

177 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 7:11:24am

September 30, 1452

But, in the book, I'm still in the 12th century.

178 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 7:12:23am

I have to get moving.

Have a great morning all!

179 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 7:13:01am

re: #171 FemNaziBitch

My current read, The Origins of Political Order by Francis Fukuyama, is quite interesting. I'm nearing the last part. He talks about the political power of the Catholic Church and how women's property rights were secured by the church mostly because they wanted the donations rich widows would inevitably give.

He says it was an important step because it worked to break the power of the tribe and get people who were not related by blood to submit to a central authority, which in turn helped to establish the "rule of law".

Same thing with the change to only celibate priests --helped to end corruption and power of the ruling elites. Well, we all know how well that worked . . . .

Abuses are always a risk. But when it was put into place, celibacy was a reasonable answer to the problem posed by the fact that the clergy had so many later sons of nobles. Some parishes and bishopates were becoming hereditary within certain families, and that would have been the ruin of the Catholic Church had it not been prevented.

181 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 7:21:20am

re: #179 Dark_Falcon

Abuses are always a risk. But when it was put into place, celibacy was a reasonable answer to the problem posed by the fact that the clergy had so many later sons of nobles. Some parishes and bishopates were becoming hereditary within certain families, and that would have been the ruin of the Catholic Church had it not been prevented.

A far bigger consideration was that the church would not inherit the property of an unmarried priest and that a married priest will always have divided loyalties: do I support my wife and promote my children or blindly follow the commands of a leader that might be half a continent away? This is why it was not enforced until relatively late, after the east/west Schism and the increasing wealth in the 11th & 12th centuries.

In a very real way, the idea that the whole of the priesthood must be celibate, instead of some having that gift, is a fairly recent "innovation".

182 andres  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 7:30:11am

re: #15 ProBosniaLiberal

Meanwhile, what is the news on Puerto Rico? I now the end of their last session referred the issue to Congress.

It's a mess, basically. The easiest part is the referendum, which the new government won't defend. The biggest problem lies on the figures given. The big victory by the statehood is only decisive if a significant part of the votes are not counted. If the blank votes, which amount to protest votes, are counted, the statehood has little over 49% of the votes. That makes defending the results of the referendum harder on the Congress, even while assuming a friendly one.

The PNP also left a huge mess on other matters. The economic numbers they were tuting during the campaign about how great PR economy was doing when compared to 4 years ago where projections that were off. And it goes downhill from there.

re: #24 ProBosniaLiberal

Also, pissed at House Republicans for another reason.

Because of their constant caterwauling, Puerto Rico is still stuck in status limbo, even though that referendum is likely the most conclusive we are going to get.

I don't think this will be the most conclusive referendum we'll get. If the pro-statehood stops acting like Republicans[1], and dedicate half the effort they've spent on covering their asses to actually promote statehood, I'll give it 12 or 20 years.

As a side note, I believed this on 1998[2], and the circumstances were almost identical then: pro-statehood party in power, riddled with scandals, and many voters made a punishment vote against the party on power. Many people on the pro-statehood movement, and not directly related to the PNP party, advised against the 2012 referendum because it would set back the pro-statehood movement yet again. Which I believe it did.

What we need are Major Hispanic American Protests in the US in support of Puerto Rico to get them moving. The House Republicans that is.

Immigration, I think, is a bigger factor. While the prevailing attitude towards Hispanic immigrants is hostile, it's going to be impossible to get a pro-statehood bill for Puerto Rico pass the Congress.

Once the anti-immigrant faction is reduced in power, it will make any move towards Puerto Rico much easier.

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[1] That is, like assholes. This attitude contributed to a lot of their big losses in the Legislative branch and in many towns.

[2] That the statehood is quite near. The 2012 referendum is the first referendum where statehood didn't have a huge increased compared to the last one.

183 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 7:37:13am

re: #181 William Barnett-Lewis

A far bigger consideration was that the church would not inherit the property of an unmarried priest and that a married priest will always have divided loyalties: do I support my wife and promote my children or blindly follow the commands of a leader that might be half a continent away? This is why it was not enforced until relatively late, after the east/west Schism and the increasing wealth in the 11th & 12th centuries.

In a very real way, the idea that the whole of the priesthood must be celibate, instead of some having that gift, is a fairly recent "innovation".

Even with that, it's not that the leader's orders are being followed 'blindly'. Even intelligent and thinking people can find themselves in situations where the needs of the institution they are part of and the needs of their families may be in conflict.

184 Mich-again  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 7:57:35am

re: #179 Dark_Falcon

Abuses are always a risk. But when it was put into place, celibacy was a reasonable answer to the problem posed by the fact that the clergy had so many later sons of nobles. Some parishes and bishopates were becoming hereditary within certain families, and that would have been the ruin of the Catholic Church had it not been prevented.

But if this policy doesn't change, the Church will continue to slide into oblivion. Over the Holidays, someone pointed this out to me.. "You never see a Hearse pulling a U-Haul trailer do ya? to point out that you can't take it with you.

With their celibacy policy for Priests the church is trying to hold on to it's earthly possessions, but in doing so, they sow the seeds of their own destruction.

185 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:04:31am

re: #184 Mich-again

But if this policy doesn't change, the Church will continue to slide into oblivion. Over the Holidays, someone pointed this out to me.. "You never see a Hearse pulling a U-Haul trailer do ya? to point out that you can't take it with you.

With their celibacy policy for Priests the church is trying to hold on to it's earthly possessions, but in doing so, they sow the seeds of their own destruction.

Well, times have changed. Hereditary rule is not accepted as it once was.

186 wilburs  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:11:26am

re: #185 Dark_Falcon

Well, times have changed. Hereditary rule is not accepted as it once was.

Don't tell Luke Russert

187 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:14:02am

re: #186 wilburs

Don't tell Luke Russert

Luke Russert, like Chris Wallace, got in the door because of his name, but unlike a earl of old his name won't be enough to keep him in his job. The stay in after getting in, the modern day person needs to show actual ability.

188 wilburs  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:18:46am

It seems to be working so far.

189 Mattand  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:26:25am

re: #187 Dark_Falcon

Luke Russert, like Chris Wallace, got in the door because of his name, but unlike a earl of old his name won't be enough to keep him in his job. The stay in after getting in, the modern day person needs to show actual ability.

And yet, Wolf Blitzer and the weekday crew at Fox and Friends are still employed.

Oh, cruel, cruel universe; why do you mock us so?

190 Mich-again  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:28:49am

re: #185 Dark_Falcon

Well, times have changed. Hereditary rule is not accepted as it once was.

I think the celibacy rule was more about the church maintaining its possessions and wealth than who got to wear which color robe and the fancy hat.

191 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:38:47am

"Canada is based on anti-Americanism. It is built in opposition to America. Without anti-Americanism, Canada would cease to exist."

-- Jamie Glazov, Moron

192 erik_t  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:40:38am

re: #191 Gus

-- Jamie Glazov, Moron

♫ BLAME CANADA, BLAME CANADA ♫

194 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:43:50am
195 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:45:24am

re: #162 Obdicut

Just looked it up. Apparently nuvigil lasts longer after peak concentration during the day, but is otherwise very similar. The other main difference is that it's under patent, making it a lot more expensive.

And you just have to wonder why the "less government" folk are not after the patent office as well...
/

196 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:47:57am

re: #191 Gus

-- Jamie Glazov, Moron

Such bullshit. The conferences I sold for Marcus Evans had notable numbers of Canadians coming to each one of them. They might want to be Americans, but most Canadians don't hate Americans.

I could more easily make the case that Texas is built on anti-Mexican animus and that if white Texans didn't hate 'brown people' they wouldn't be Texans (that case would still be wrong, however).

197 allegro  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:48:35am

re: #195 Feline Fearless Leader

And you just have to wonder why the "less government" folk are not after the patent office as well...
/

Becau$e reason$!

198 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:50:28am

re: #171 FemNaziBitch

My current read, The Origins of Political Order by Francis Fukuyama, is quite interesting. I'm nearing the last part. He talks about the political power of the Catholic Church and how women's property rights were secured by the church mostly because they wanted the donations rich widows would inevitably give.

He says it was an important step because it worked to break the power of the tribe and get people who were not related by blood to submit to a central authority, which in turn helped to establish the "rule of law".

Same thing with the change to only celibate priests --helped to end corruption and power of the ruling elites. Well, we all know how well that worked . . . .

I'm mixed about Fukuyama.

I read The End of History and the Last Man and my reaction to it was either rolling my eyes or laughing.

On the other hand he wrote an essay in Foreign Policy a few years ago. The central discussion of that issue was The World's most dangerous Ideas. He wrote on Transhumanism. It was interesting and rather frightening.

I might borrow the book you're reading from the library. It sounds interesting and hopefully Fukuyama isn't indulging in the triumphalism that infested The End of History.

If you can find them, all the essays in that issue of Foreign Policy are very interesting. Best ones are The War on Evil and Undermining Free Will.

199 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:51:58am

I've got to get going, but I'm going to leave you with this heartwarming story of an asshole getting his comeuppance:

A drunken passenger on a New York-bound flight from Iceland was duct-taped to his seat by fellow passengers after attacking one woman, spitting on other passengers and screaming the plane was going to crash.

A friend of one of the observing passengers, Andy Ellwood of New York, posted a picture of the subdued flyer to his Tumblr with an account of the incident.

The 'passenger drank all of his duty free liquor on the flight from Iceland to JFK yesterday,' Ellwood wrote.

'When he became unruly, (i.e. trying to choke the woman next to him and screaming the plane was going to crash), fellow passengers subdued him and tie him up for the rest of the flight. He was escorted off the flight by police when it landed.'

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200 Four More Tears  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:51:58am

Moron...

Fucking moron...

201 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:53:31am

re: #200 Four More Tears

Moron...

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Fucking moron...

Yes folks, weather extremes not seen in ages are proof that global warming is totally a joke.

///

202 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:53:40am

re: #173 FemNaziBitch

And that kings and elites are also answerable to the law . . .

I think we are still working on that one.

It goes against human nature, in my opinion. We're apes. We form ourselves into troops. Some of us become alphas, the rest do what the alphas tell them to do and conspire to become alphas themselves.

If we think about what we are doing we can prevent the usual corruption that comes form this way of doing things. But despite the name we've chosen for ourselves we're not, as a species, that big on thinking.

203 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 8:57:47am

re: #191 Gus

-- Jamie Glazov, Moron

Speaking as a Canadian, you, Mr. Glasov, are an ignorant asshole.

204 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:02:17am

re: #194 Gus

Have you ever had someone want to verify you using 'TrueTwit validation service' on Twitter?

205 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:04:14am

re: #204 wrenchwench

Have you ever had someone want to verify you using 'TrueTwit validation service' on Twitter?

Nope. Sounds weird. Googling now.

206 wilburs  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:04:15am

re: #204 wrenchwench

Have you ever had someone want to verify you using 'TrueTwit validation service' on Twitter?

sounds like phishing

207 darthstar  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:04:31am

Mornin' gang...happy Saturday.

208 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:05:08am

re: #205 Gus

Nope. Sounds weird. Googling now.

re: #206 wilburs

sounds like phishing

Their site is here.

209 darthstar  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:05:29am

re: #204 wrenchwench

Have you ever had someone want to verify you using 'TrueTwit validation service' on Twitter?

They want to verify a semi-anonymous handle is legit?

210 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:05:48am

re: #208 wrenchwench

re: #206 wilburs

Their site is here.

Ignore it.

[Link: makobiscribe.com...]

211 darthstar  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:10:06am

re: #210 Gus

Ignore it.

[Link: makobiscribe.com...]

"Know who your real followers are." I've got 73 of them. They may or may not tweet every day (I don't). When they do, they may or may not see the tweet I sent(or retweeted). That's how it works, as I understand it. Being someone's follower doesn't mean you're stalking them (unless you're a wingnut, then maybe you are). Though it would be fun to create a competitor to twitter where you called people 'stalkers'...Ooh, I like his posts...I think I'll stalk him.

212 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:11:42am

re: #193 Gus

Beware: Human-Hating Liberals and Islamic Extremists Seek to Build Shariommunism!!

Well, just damn. They've figured out our secret plan for Shariommunism. Back to the old drawing board, I guess.

Hmmm.....maybe we can use our magical powers of taqiyya to infiltrate the Tea Party movement and take it over from within. We can do things like host Tea Party banquets and serve them Butterball stealth jihad turkey casseroles, which of course once eaten, will automatically make them Muslims. Why, eating Butterball turkey is practically like reciting the shahada. ///

headdesk

213 bratwurst  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:11:44am

re: #204 wrenchwench

Have you ever had someone want to verify you using 'TrueTwit validation service' on Twitter?

My ex validated that fact that I am a "true twit". Hope that helps!

214 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:12:31am

re: #210 Gus

Ignore it.

[Link: makobiscribe.com...]

Thanks. It was dm'd to me by the account of this website, which looks really interesting.

215 Lidane  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:13:38am
216 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:13:55am

re: #213 bratwurst

My ex validated that fact that I am a "true twit". Hope that helps!

Geez, and I followed you without knowing that! I'm such a risk taker!

217 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:14:29am

re: #211 darthstar

"Know who your real followers are." I've got 73 of them. They may or may not tweet every day (I don't). When they do, they may or may not see the tweet I sent(or retweeted). That's how it works, as I understand it. Being someone's follower doesn't mean you're stalking them (unless you're a wingnut, then maybe you are). Though it would be fun to create a competitor to twitter where you called people 'stalkers'...Ooh, I like his posts...I think I'll stalk him.

I figure if a spammer is following me they'd be spamming me. If someone does spam me I'll block and report immediately. Had one guy that was following me suddenly start bugging me a couple of weeks ago. Some winger with "proudly blocked by Charles Johnson" and blah, blah, blah. I blocked him. I don't want people to follow me just to complain about what I'm Tweeting.

218 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:15:59am

re: #214 wrenchwench

Thanks. It was dm'd to me by the account of this website, which looks really interesting.

Probably someone spoofing that account.

219 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:18:43am

Also following me overnight:

Sarah Bebe ❀☮Ⓛⓞⓥⓔ☮❀ ‏ @zbleumoon

❀Save Redwoods ❀Share the Earth ❀Activist for Children ❀Animals ❀ Mentally ill ❀Autism ❀LGBT ❀Forests ❀Seas ❀HugsHeal ❀Peace❀ ♥Love =✿^._.^= ♥ Follow Back

She's got a quarter of a million followers! I could be one of them!

....but I think I'll pass...she'd be my 51st follower if I don't block her. I try to keep it simple.

220 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:19:55am

re: #213 bratwurst

Just followed you--had no idea you were on Twitter! What a great face you have, so friendly. ;)

221 darthstar  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:19:56am

re: #217 Gus

I figure if a spammer is following me they'd be spamming me. If someone does spam me I'll block and report immediately. Had one guy that was following me suddenly start bugging me a couple of weeks ago. Some winger with "proudly blocked by Charles Johnson" and blah, blah, blah. I blocked him. I don't want people to follow me just to complain about what I'm Tweeting.

How do I make a name for myself on the internet...oh, I'll pick some random person and harass the shit out of them.

222 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:20:01am

re: #215 Lidane

Police: 4 dead, including gunman in Aurora, Colo., hostage stand-off

This would not have happened if...

everyone had been armed
we had not abandoned God in public life
we had not started allowing gays in the military
etc...

223 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:20:03am

re: #218 Gus

Probably someone spoofing that account.

That would be the third or fourth time somebody's account got hacked causing me to receive a mysterious DM.

224 Lidane  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:24:31am

Ha! This is awesome:

225 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:25:09am

re: #221 darthstar

How do I make a name for myself on the internet...oh, I'll pick some random person and harass the shit out of them.

Some people see Twitter as a purely heckling experience.

226 bratwurst  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:25:26am

re: #220 CuriousLurker

Just followed you--had no idea you were on Twitter! What a great face you have, so friendly. ;)

Now now...flattery will get you everywhere!

227 darthstar  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:25:27am

re: #224 Lidane

Ha! This is awesome:

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He's a great cartoonist. Not surprised to find out he's MexicanMitt.

228 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:27:02am

Or arguing with creationists.

229 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:28:56am

re: #212 Dr Lizardo

Considering how tricksy we're reputed to be, I can't believe how long it's taking us to to fulfill our evil plan to establish the Global Calphate. We clearly underestimated the innate cleverness of those darned dhimmis & kafirs. //

230 Lidane  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:29:23am

re: #227 darthstar

He's a great cartoonist. Not surprised to find out he's MexicanMitt.

I think it's hilarious that he did an entire show on Telemundo with the name "Daniel D. Portado" talking about immigration and no one there caught on that it was a joke.

"Deportado" = deported. Humor fail, Telemundo. Hahahaha.

231 SpaceJesus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:30:40am

*sashays around bryan fisher's book store with pink boa*

232 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:32:04am

re: #229 CuriousLurker

Considering how tricksy we're reputed to be, I can't believe how long it's taking us to to fulfill our evil plan to establish the Global Calphate. We clearly underestimated the innate cleverness of those darned dhimmis & kafirs. //

LOL. Yes, clearly we've underestimated the dhimmis and kafirun. Obviously, the answer, as it is to so many things, is through the stomach. Kebab stands.....we need more kebab stands, selling certified halal kebab. //

233 Lidane  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:32:26am

Needs moar crossbows. Or maybe I just need a Walking Dead fix:

234 allegro  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:36:32am

re: #233 Lidane

Needs moar crossbows. Or maybe I just need a Walking Dead fix:

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Clearly, some people simply have too much time on their hands.

235 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:37:00am

Can't you people see? Are you blind?

Al Qaeda.

Al Jazeera.

Al Gore???

[Drops mic]

237 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:38:04am

re: #235 Gus

ZOMG, how did people miss that??? *thud*

238 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:39:16am

re: #236 Killgore Trout

Sheesh, I hadn't even heard about that one.

239 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:39:43am

re: #237 CuriousLurker

ZOMG, how did people miss that??? *thud*

Al Abama! /

240 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:41:13am

re: #239 Gus

Al Abama! /

Eeeeek! And, and....Al Bany is the capital of NY!11!

241 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:41:51am

re: #221 darthstar

Have you seen this from the NYT? It's about the avalanche at Stevens Pass last February. I'm still reading the paper version, it almost made me late for work.

242 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:42:51am

re: #240 CuriousLurker

Eeeeek! And, and....Al Bany is the capital of NY!11!

Al Emania... who knew, Germany. //

243 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:43:42am

re: #224 Lidane

Ha! This is awesome:

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I knew that, but then, I read Pocho.com .

244 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:43:49am

Al Buquerque
Al Green
Al Jarreau

They're EVERYWHERE!!

245 allegro  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:44:36am

re: #236 Killgore Trout

Update: Man Who Shot Cops On N Train Was Mentally Ill And Paranoid, According To Relative

Jourdan's cousin, Angelo Maldonado, told NY1 that Jourdan suffered from mental illness and was "severely paranoid." He said that they would be looking into the incident, "Obviously he had a weapon. There's a lot of things we don't know. We're not detectives. We weren't there. And we're thankful that the police officers are safe and we're thankful they're alive and they can go back to their families, but our cousin is dead. Our family member is not around anymore, and I look at it as a child thrown in the middle of a highway. I mean, how's that baby going to defend for himself? How's he going to get to where he's got to go to when he's in a position where he can't really help himself?"

"How's that baby going to defend for himself?" By putting a fucking gun in his hands? They're thankful the police officers are alive BUT...?

A case where the family of the guy needs to STFU.

246 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:46:21am

re: #244 CuriousLurker

Al Buquerque
Al Green
Al Jarreau

They're EVERYWHERE!!

Al Insky

247 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:47:06am

re: #232 Dr Lizardo

LOL. Yes, clearly we've underestimated the dhimmis and kafirun. Obviously, the answer, as it is to so many things, is through the stomach. Kebab stands.....we need more kebab stands, selling certified halal kebab. //

My corner next, please!!!

248 darthstar  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:48:12am

re: #241 wrenchwench

Have you seen this from the NYT? It's about the avalanche at Stevens Pass last February. I'm still reading the paper version, it almost made me late for work.

We lost a pro patroller at Alpine Xmas eve in an avalanche. Memorial was yesterday. I had to miss it as I came back from the mountains Wednesday and just couldn't get back up there.

Thanks for the link. I know some guys at Stevens Pass.

249 darthstar  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:51:43am

re: #243 wrenchwench

I knew that, but then, I read Pocho.com .

I can't help it...when I read that site I hear a Mexican accent in my head.

250 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:52:30am

Image: tankman.jpg

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has begun Operation Rosca, a massive sweep designed to cripple the Tres Reyes smuggling cartel — the Three Kings. The cartel smuggles babies in bread and traffics in incense and precious metals, according to “America’s toughest sheriff.”

Arapio became aware of the cartel, which “came from the east,” when concerned citizens flooded his office with calls about “Middle-Eastern-looking men smelling of incense” walking westward on McDowell Road in Phoenix’ Bethlehem neighborhood. Locals reported that they asked where the Latino barrio was located, which “aroused suspicious about their status.”

Arpaio is prepared to detain and deport all of Los Tres Reyes and thwart their plans to “gift” area residents, he announced this morning.

“There won’t be any ‘frankincense’ or ‘myrrh’ coming into my county,” Arpaio told reporters gathered around the armored personnel carrier he now uses as his office. “There won’t be any illegal babies being smuggled into my country hidden in Mexican bread,” he said. “And if I find another anchor baby named Jesus, so much the better!

[...]

The photo is real. O:

251 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:52:46am

re: #232 Dr Lizardo

LOL. Yes, clearly we've underestimated the dhimmis and kafirun. Obviously, the answer, as it is to so many things, is through the stomach. Kebab stands.....we need more kebab stands, selling certified halal kebab. //

I suggest a more roundabout route and use chicken satay.

252 erik_t  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:53:12am

re: #250 wrenchwench

Image: tankman.jpg

The photo is real. O:

Banana republic without the bananas or the republic.

253 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:53:27am

re: #246 Gus

Al Insky

There are two members of Congress with the last name Al Exander. Bad news. Then there's:

Al Chemy
Al Gebra
Al Cohol

We clearly need to ban the teaching of algebra in our schools. And the alcohol is...wait...what? Not that? Why? Okay...never mind. LOL

254 dragonfire1981  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:54:53am

re: #215 Lidane

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Aurora again?? What the hell?

255 erik_t  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:55:00am

re: #235 Gus

Can't you people see? Are you blind?

Al Qaeda.

Al Jazeera.

Al Gore???

[Drops mic]

Ooooh and only a 7/10 from the French judge... apparently needed more 'sheeple'.

/

256 darthstar  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:55:12am

Sound advice from Ruth Buzzi

257 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:55:44am

re: #249 darthstar

I can't help it...when I read that site I hear a Mexican accent in my head.

Nothing wrong with that, although one of their best writers is a Jewish guy from Bel Air.

258 The Mountain That Blogs  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:57:02am

re: #253 CuriousLurker

There are two members of Congress with the last name Al Exander. Bad news.

And one of them is part of the Tea Party Caucus!

It's too late--they are already inside!1!

259 jaunte  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:58:25am

re: #244 CuriousLurker

Al Buquerque
Al Green
Al Jarreau

They're EVERYWHERE!!

Al Bacore

IN MY SANDWICH!!!!

260 darthstar  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:59:04am

re: #257 wrenchwench

Nothing wrong with that, although one of their best writers is a Jewish guy from Bel Air.

Ha...it's not Will Smith!

261 Killgore Trout  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:59:12am

Obama Signs Tough New Iran Sanctions Into Law

The new Iran measures target the country’s energy, shipping and shipbuilding sectors, already in the sights of U.S. sanctions. But the legislation goes further, restricting trade with Iran in precious metals, graphite, aluminum and steel, metallurgical coal and software for integrating industrial processes.

Under the bill, the President would have to report back to Congress on whether any material was being used as barter to furnish transactions with Tehran as a way to avoid sanctions.

It also targets the state broadcast network, called the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, which the law says violated human rights by broadcasting forced confessions and show trials. The law orders the U.S. Treasury to slap sanctions on Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting and its president, Ezzatollah Zargami.

Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting own OWS' favorite cable news network, Press TV.
The Mullahs are not happy
Iran Rips Obama for New Law Regarding Latin America

On Friday, a law was enacted by President Obama, which through a new political and diplomatic strategy is aimed to counter the influence of Iran in the region. The act was passed in 2012 by Congress and calls for the State Department to develop a new strategy within six months to address the growing hostile activity and presence of Iran in Latin America.

The Act also says that Homeland Security will bolster its surveillance along U.S. borders with both Mexico and Canada to prevent Iranian operatives, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Hezbollah, Quds Force or any other organization of terror from entering the U.S.

262 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:59:52am

re: #258 The Mountain That Blogs

And one of them is part of the Tea Party Caucus!

It's too late--they are already inside!1!

Did you hear that, Dr. Lizardo? We're in--we've infiltrated the Tea Party! Woohoo!

263 dragonfire1981  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 9:59:55am

re: #257 wrenchwench

Nothing wrong with that, although one of their best writers is a Jewish guy from Bel Air.

"In West Jerusalem born and raised, in the temple was where I spent most of my days..."

264 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:01:04am

re: #253 CuriousLurker

There are two members of Congress with the last name Al Exander. Bad news. Then there's:

Al Chemy
Al Gebra
Al Cohol

We clearly need to ban the teaching of algebra in our schools. And the alcohol is...wait...what? Not that? Why? Okay...never mind. LOL

Beware of using Al Monds in cooking.

265 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:01:16am

re: #263 dragonfire1981

"In West Jerusalem born and raised, in the temple was where I spent most of my days..."

Oh gawd, now that song is gonna be stuck in my head all day.

266 dragonfire1981  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:01:41am

re: #260 darthstar

Ha...it's not Will Smith!

Bah! You beat me to it! :P

267 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:02:04am

re: #264 Feline Fearless Leader

Beware of using Al Monds in cooking.

...while wearing your Al Paca sweater.

268 dragonfire1981  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:02:39am

re: #267 wrenchwench

...while wearing your Al Paca sweater.

I've heard Al fredo can be dangerous too.

269 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:04:27am

re: #268 dragonfire1981

I've heard Al fredo can be dangerous too.

Jihadist Al Fredos hiding in our midst.

270 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:04:42am

re: #264 Feline Fearless Leader

re: #267 wrenchwench

Canada too--Al Berta.

271 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:05:35am

re: #270 CuriousLurker

re: #267 wrenchwench

Canada too--Al Berta.

No surprise that - that's where the oil is.

But Ontario has the Al Gonquins.

272 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:06:21am

I'm not saying it's the Al Iens but it's the Al Iens.

273 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:07:03am

re: #251 Feline Fearless Leader

I suggest a more roundabout route and use chicken satay.

A very good idea. Of course, a variety of methods is always best. The net cast wide catches more fish.

I wonder if the dhimmis and kufirun know that beef is halal?

(On a personal note, my favorite hotdogs are Hebrew National brand....not only kosher, but tasty.)

274 dragonfire1981  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:07:40am

And of course we can't forget Al Roker.

Sharia weather!

275 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:08:13am

re: #272 Gus

If we parse this supposed new 'superfood', what do we find? Muslim homosexual conspiracy.

Al gae.

276 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:09:30am

re: #262 CuriousLurker

Did you hear that, Dr. Lizardo? We're in--we've infiltrated the Tea Party! Woohoo!

Success at last!!

Actually I did read something where Muslim Americans were trying to make some inroads into various Tea Party groups in a bid to defuse some of the toxic anti-Muslim bigotry that's taken over many on the far right. Personally, I wish them success.

277 BongCrodny  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:09:31am

Al Abama

It even sounds Muslim.

278 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:10:09am

re: #277 BongCrodny

Al Abama

It even sounds Muslim.

And remarkably close to... Al Obama.

279 dragonfire1981  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:12:14am

I'm going to start an Eskimo terrorist group called: Al aska Martyrs Brigade.

280 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:12:33am

re: #272 Gus

I'm not saying it's the Al Iens but it's the Al Iens.

Al Titude!
Al Liance!

Michele Bachmann and her Tea Party caucus need to demand an immediate congressional inquiry. They should scour every dictionary, encyclopedia, phone book, atlas, scientific journal, and cookbook looking for suspicious Al names and have them all redacted immediately.

For heaven's sake think of the children--we MUST protect them!

281 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:12:58am

re: #278 Feline Fearless Leader

And remarkably close to... Al Obama.

ZOMG! TEH WHOLE STATE IS TEH CREEPING SHARIA!!1!

282 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:13:42am

Al Penglow is quite seductive.

Image: alpenglow.jpeg

283 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:13:44am

re: #279 dragonfire1981

I'm going to start an Eskimo terrorist group called: Al aska Martyrs Brigade.

Oh. My. God. Sarah Palin too??? *thud*

284 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:13:58am

re: #281 Dr Lizardo

Getting Al Armed over a simple name coincidence?

285 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:15:42am

Al Pacino

286 jaunte  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:15:58am

Remember the Al Amo.

287 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:16:19am

re: #285 Gus

Al Pacino

Hu Ahhh Allah Akbar!

288 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:16:40am

re: #286 jaunte

Remember the Al Amo.

Texas too!

289 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:16:53am

re: #286 jaunte

Remember the Al Amo.

E gad! O_o

290 jaunte  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:17:23am

re: #288 Feline Fearless Leader

I'm just a few miles away from Aldine (pronounced Al Deen)

291 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:18:52am

re: #290 jaunte

I'm just a few miles away from Aldine (pronounced Al Deen)

America is DOOMED. //

292 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:19:28am

re: #290 jaunte

I'm just a few miles away from Aldine (pronounced Al Deen)

The Religion?

CLEARLY A NEST OF SLEEPER CELLS AND CREEPING SHARIA!1!

293 dragonath  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:20:27am

...I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Al-Buquerque...

294 jaunte  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:20:44am

re: #292 Dr Lizardo

Oddly enough, the home of former prolix LGF weather reporter Ed the Weatherman.

295 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:21:12am

re: #293 dragonath

...I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Al-Buquerque...

Al Busteve...

296 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:22:43am

re: #293 dragonath

...I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Al-Buquerque...

Al Burka Queue?

297 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:22:48am

Al Busteve is not Al Dente.

Julienne mas fino con Al Ham, Brah.

298 erik_t  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:22:48am

re: #293 dragonath

...I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Al-Buquerque...

Al Burqa?!

CREEPING SHARIA!!!!!1

299 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:22:49am

Al Mighty Father...

300 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:23:05am

re: #294 jaunte

Oddly enough, the home of former prolix LGF weather reporter Ed the Weatherman.

SEEKRIT MUSLIM!!1! ELEVENTY!!

301 jaunte  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:23:34am

Do you have Prince Al Bertinnnacan?

302 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:24:00am

re: #292 Dr Lizardo

The Religion?

CLEARLY A NEST OF SLEEPER CELLS AND CREEPING SHARIA!1!

There were crystal clear signs of this back during the GOP primaries but no one took it seriously: Rick Perry: The pro-Shariah candidate?

303 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:24:11am

Thur doin it rong...

Mexico City authorities say they have destroyed thousands of toy guns in an effort to fight real crimes committed with fake weapons.

Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said Friday that officials believe that at least three of every 10 violent crimes in Mexico City is committed with a realistic toy gun.

The guns were confiscated from shops in Mexico City and the surrounding state of Mexico. Mexico bans virtually all civilian gun ownership and requires that toy weapons be made of transparent or brightly colored plastic. Sunday is Three Kings Day, when Mexican children receive the largest number of holiday gifts.

[...]

304 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:24:16am

re: #295 Gus

Al Busteve...

Hahahahahahaha...

305 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:25:33am

re: #302 CuriousLurker

There were crystal clear signs of this back during the GOP primaries but no one took it seriously: Rick Perry: The pro-Shariah candidate?

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

306 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:27:14am

re: #302 CuriousLurker

There were crystal clear signs of this back during the GOP primaries but no one took it seriously: Rick Perry: The pro-Shariah candidate?

Oh, I remember that twaddle. The anti-Perry Freepers were in a tizzy that Perry would bring America under sharia faster than President Obama.

Facepalm.

There's just no explaining the stupid to my Czech students. One of them, Pavla, is convinced that about half of Americans have gone completely insane.

307 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:27:25am

re: #305 Gus

There were crystal clear signs of this back during the GOP primaries but no one took it seriously: Rick Perry: The pro-Shariah candidate?

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

I'd totally forgotten about that Page of yours! *snort*

308 Killgore Trout  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:28:48am

Al Jazeera PR offensive targets Fox, Pro-Israel American media....


Will Americans ever get to see Al Jazeera?

...Fox News has a habit of not letting facts get in the way of its coverage, reporting that many Americans "feel" it's a terrorist network perhaps because Al Jazeera to them, idiotically, sounds like al-Qaeda (and because this "feeling" is always being reinforced by bombastic pundits who are scoring political points, not making factual statements). There is no evidence to support this claim.
...
So once again, Fox's smears and aversion to the truth misrepresents the situation. So, what is behind the knee-jerk reaction by Time Warner?

Can it have to do with the business Time Warner does with Israel, a country that, incidentally, allows reporters from Al Jazeera to work there and broadcast their reports?

When it owned AOL, Time Warner was active in an Israeli business.
...
Time Warner has been very friendly to Israel with top executives aligned with Israeli charities and fundraisers, and some correspondents accused of bias. CNN's Wolf Blitzer of the Situation Room once ran the Israeli lobby group AIPAC, but the charges that CNN has slanted the news is disputed and has become part of the larger debate about the pro-Israel orientation of almost all US TV outlets.

They know their target audience. Also on the front page of Al Jazeera today is MJ Rosenberg's endorsement of Hagel.

309 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:29:05am

re: #307 CuriousLurker

I'd totally forgotten about that Page of yours! *snort*

Pamela backwards is Al Emap.

310 lawhawk  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:29:56am

re: #244 CuriousLurker

Al Gae (explains why the rwnj think gays are the lowest of life forms)
Al Cohol (get your anti-prohibition fix here)
al Aqsa (self explanatory)

311 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:32:03am

re: #309 Gus

Pamela backwards is Al Emap.

Oh gosh, yeah, I totally forgot that the backwards Satanic thing needs to be taken into consideration as well....it's gonna take forever to find them all...

312 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:32:26am

re: #306 Dr Lizardo

There were crystal clear signs of this back during the GOP primaries but no one took it seriously: Rick Perry: The pro-Shariah candidate?
There's just no explaining the stupid to my Czech students. One of them, Pavla, is convinced that about half of Americans have gone completely insane.

He's wrong. 30% are functionally insane, another 30% are kinder and gentler insane, another 20% are somewhere between insane and just plain fucking stupid.

313 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:32:44am

re: #310 lawhawk

Al Gae (explains why the rwnj think gays are the lowest of life forms)
Al Cohol (get your anti-prohibition fix here)
al Aqsa (self explanatory)

LOL!

314 dragonath  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:36:38am

I just found out there's a Swastika, New York

NAZIS!

315 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:37:11am

re: #312 Kronocide

He's wrong. 30% are functionally insane, another 30% are kinder and gentler insane, another 20% are somewhere between insane and just plain fucking stupid.

LOL!

One time, I was surfing around before class started on my laptop, and I was chuckling at some of the derpier comments on FR, and Pavla asked what it was I found so funny. So, I let her read it, and she just looked at me and said, "This is some kind of satire site? Because it's impossible that anyone can be this crazy. They're talking about overthrowing the goverment - isn't that illegal? Why aren't these people in jail?" Which led to a great classroom discussion on the issues of freedom of speech, yelling fire in a crowded theater, seditious speech, etc.

316 Killgore Trout  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:39:39am

Also taking some shots at MSNBC
Welcome to America, Al Jazeera

And with both Fox and MSNBC still largely focused on opinion and chat, Al Jazeera America's only "real news" competitor among major domestic cable channels is the weakened and crisis-ridden CNN, now newly under the helm of ex-NBC executive Jeff Zucker, who is expected to transform it soon into more of an entertainment vehicle modelled on his previous success with the Today Show.

I would agree (more or less) with that but the difference is just the format. MSNBC and Fox are dominated by scripted fake pundit shows so the editorializing is obvious. CNN and Al Jazz lean towards old school generic news reporting. I would consider Al Jazz more similar to CNN or BBC in regards to format.

317 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:39:58am

My newest Twitter follower:

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@SluttySlutSlut
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Umm... O_o

318 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:42:22am

re: #315 Dr Lizardo

....Which led to a great classroom discussion on the issues of freedom of speech, yelling fire in a crowded theater, seditious speech, etc.

I doubt you'll be surprised by this. Traveling in those same fever swamps, you'll notice a high correlation between seditious speech and contrarily a high level of accusation of treason, impeachments, etc regarding Obama.

The little Brownshirts can't wait to come out of the closet.

319 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:44:34am

re: #308 Killgore Trout

They know their target audience. Also on the front page of Al Jazeera today is MJ Rosenberg's endorsement of Hagel.

Did you ever explain what your actual policy problems with Hagel are, by the way?

320 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:45:01am

Enough of the bad crazy already. I'm gonna go find something analog to do for a few hours. TTYL, lizards.

321 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:45:20am

re: #316 Killgore Trout

I would agree (more or less) with that but the difference is just the format. MSNBC and Fox are dominated by scripted fake pundit shows so the editorializing is obvious.

This is you still red-facedly insisting that Glenn Beck and Rachel Maddow are basically the same, right?

322 dragonath  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:48:19am

In light of all the architectural comments overnight, where are all the socialist realist statues that Obama promised me?

323 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:48:57am

re: #321 Obdicut

This is you still red-facedly insisting that Glenn Beck and Rachel Maddow are basically the same, right?

About as laughable as MSNBC = Fox.

324 The Mountain That Blogs  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:49:42am

re: #317 CuriousLurker

I don't know what's weirder--all that, or that @sluttyslutslut doesn't appear to be a spambot.

325 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:50:19am

re: #322 dragonath

In light of all the architectural comments overnight, where are all the socialist realist statues that Obama promised me?

I like me a little Brutalism.

Image: micasavolb1.jpg

326 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:50:23am

The Pelosi Fake Picture scandal widens. I smell a new thread.

327 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:51:07am

re: #324 The Mountain That Blogs

Yeah, I almost automatically blocked & reported it, but then decided to check the timeline and realized it looked legit.

328 dragonath  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:54:35am

re: #326 Kronocide

The Pelosi Fake Picture scandal widens. I smell a new thread.

Oh fucketh me. People have been doing composite pictures, since what, 1857?

329 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:56:17am

re: #328 dragonath

Oh fucketh me. People have been doing composite pictures, since what, 1857?

Even in the Comments of the conservative fever swamps some are saying NBFD.

330 The Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:58:09am

You know who edited pictures?

Stalin.

331 Killgore Trout  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:59:08am

re: #319 Obdicut

Did you ever explain what your actual policy problems with Hagel are, by the way?

Yes, i did. His past statements about gays, Israel and Jews are troubling. I agree with Barney Frank that his backpeddling is only because of his nomination. Thankfully he won't be setting policy as Sec of Def and as long as he can effectively follow the policy set out for him I don't this his confirmation would be a disaster. I do think his nomination sends an unhelpful message. Personally he's not somebody I'd hang out with.

332 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:59:58am

Stalin practically invented Photoshop.

Pelosi = Stalin

333 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:00:36am

re: #332 Kronocide

Stalin practically invented Photoshop.

Pelosi = Stalin

Or is that St Al In?

334 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:00:37am

re: #331 Killgore Trout

Yes, i did. His past statements about gays, Israel and Jews are troubling.

You must have misread me-- I asked about policies.

335 dragonath  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:01:43am

Proof Lincoln was the Antichrist

The Notman Photo Co., 3 Park Street, Boston. Composite photograph of a group of Civil War Union commanders, used to advertise Travelers Life and Accident Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. (Company name appears on reverse). For such a scene, individual portraits were made, cut out, and pasted onto a background, then reproduced as a seamless whole.

336 Killgore Trout  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:02:22am

re: #321 Obdicut

This is you still red-facedly insisting that Glenn Beck and Rachel Maddow are basically the same, right?

It's the same gimmick. I think it's stupid. If given the choice of watching an hour of FOX, MSNBC or al Jaz I'd watch al Jaz. At least the format is real news reporting.

337 The Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:03:38am

And Stalin was from Georgia.

The sleeper cells have been in the US since 1878!

338 jaunte  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:04:12am

re: #326 Kronocide

The Pelosi Fake Picture scandal widens. I smell a new thread.

It's just not done.
[Link: www.pbs.org...]

339 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:04:37am

re: #336 Killgore Trout

It's the same gimmick.

How is Rachel Maddow's show, which does large amounts of actual research, works to build and present an informed case, and invites political enemies on to give their side and acts with civility to them, the 'same gimmick' as Glenn Beck promoting virulent John Bircher anti-semites while making up insane conspiracy theories?

340 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:06:41am

re: #336 Killgore Trout

It's the same gimmick. I think it's stupid. If given the choice of watching an hour of FOX, MSNBC or al Jaz I'd watch al Jaz. At least the format is real news reporting.

Removing the 'partisan' shows, do you think actual MSNBC news programs are as biased and controlled by the editors as Fox is?

341 bratwurst  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:07:17am

re: #339 Obdicut

How is Rachel Maddow's show, which does large amounts of actual research, works to build and present an informed case, and invites political enemies on to give their side and acts with civility to them, the 'same gimmick' as Glenn Beck promoting virulent John Bircher anti-semites while making up insane conspiracy theories?

Hope you don't mind, but your post gives me a legit opportunity to pimp my page!

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

342 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:08:47am

re: #339 Obdicut

Just came back to drop this off since the GOP seems to be having another fit of amnesia WRT Hagel's suitability:

Republican senators were for Hagel, before they were against him

A growing number of GOP senators have expressed concerns about the potential nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Obama's next secretary of defense, but only four years ago many of these same Republicans praised Hagel as a statesman and even suggested he would make a good cabinet official. [...]

343 Lidane  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:11:36am

re: #339 Obdicut

How is Rachel Maddow's show, which does large amounts of actual research, works to build and present an informed case, and invites political enemies on to give their side and acts with civility to them, the 'same gimmick' as Glenn Beck promoting virulent John Bircher anti-semites while making up insane conspiracy theories?

BECAUSE MAGICAL BALANCE FAIRY THAT'S WHY.

344 Killgore Trout  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:13:16am

re: #340 Kronocide

Removing the 'partisan' shows, do you think actual MSNBC news programs are as biased and controlled by the editors as Fox is?

I have no idea, I haven't watched very much of their straight news reporting but it is a commercial network with a target demographic and I'm sure their market research has some effect on their editorial policies. That's just a fact of doing business.

345 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:13:52am

re: #341 bratwurst

Hope you don't mind, but your post gives me a legit opportunity to pimp my page!

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

Now that I have a modern internet-capable device, I can watch fine videos such as that one. And said device is at home, where I can spend the requisite time to do so.

Thx for posting it.

346 darthstar  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:19:47am

Post holiday season results: I actually lost four or five pounds. Disciplined diet, lots of skiing, and I could have lost more if I'd cut back on my drinking...that's next. Sub-240 again and going to stay there...shooting for 220 by the end of ski season.

347 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:23:33am

re: #318 Kronocide

I doubt you'll be surprised by this. Traveling in those same fever swamps, you'll notice a high correlation between seditious speech and contrarily a high level of accusation of treason, impeachments, etc regarding Obama.

The little Brownshirts can't wait to come out of the closet.

The level of cognitive dissonance and projection in the fever swamps proves that old adage that the human mind is infinitely malleable.

348 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:31:01am

I've noticed a correlation between excessive elipses, emoticons, ALL CAPS, LOLs, and passive aggressive behavior.

Coincidence? I think not.

349 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:36:52am

Chuck Hagel!

350 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:37:11am

re: #348 Kronocide

I've noticed a correlation between excessive elipses, emoticons, ALL CAPS, LOLs, and passive aggressive behavior.

Coincidence? I think not.

Use of AL Caps is a sign of creeping Sharia, isn't it?

351 The Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:38:28am

AL ICE IN WONDERLAND

(they're indoctrinating our children)

352 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:38:35am

Haggle bout Hagel.

353 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:40:02am

re: #352 Kronocide

Haggle bout Hagel.

Finagle with Hagel.

354 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:41:41am

re: #353 Gus

Finagle with Hagel.

And have a bagel.

355 dragonath  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:42:05am

Al Michaels

356 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:43:04am

re: #354 wrenchwench

And have a bagel.

Cradle the Hagel with a bagel in his navel.

357 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:43:33am

re: #355 dragonath

Al Michaels

Al Haig

358 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:44:09am

re: #356 Gus

Cradle the Hagel with a bagel in his navel.

On the table, if you're able.

359 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:45:22am

re: #358 wrenchwench

On the table, if you're able.

The angel on the gable put the Hagel on the table.

360 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:47:06am

Gravel and Hagle like to finagle the bagel.

361 The Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:47:23am

I have a hard time seeing the guy who wrote Phenomology of Spirit as an effective SecDef.

Also, there are some unresolved questions about his relationship with the Goblin Kingdom, even if he did eventually help Jennifer Connelly get through the labyrinth and take back her baby brother from David Bowie.

Or maybe I'm thinking of the wrong guy.

362 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:49:41am

re: #361 The Ghost of a Flea

I have a hard time seeing the guy who wrote Phenomology of Spirit as an effective SecDef.

Also, there are some unresolved questions about his relationship with the Goblin Kingdom, even if he did eventually help Jennifer Connelly get through the labyrinth and take back her baby brother from David Bowie.

Or maybe I'm thinking of the wrong guy.

Hagel was unable to enable Hegel.

363 The Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:52:20am

re: #362 Gus

Hagel was unable to enable Hegel.

But he did such a great job teaching Eliza Doolittle how to be a proper lady.

Or am I confused again?

364 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:53:25am

Is this the rhyming puns time? re: #363 The Ghost of a Flea

That was Henry Higgins.

365 The Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:54:47am

re: #364 PhillyPretzel

Is this the rhyming puns time?

That was Henry Higgins.

Yeah. The guy from Shaw's classic satire, Magnum, PI.

366 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:55:50am

re: #365 The Ghost of a Flea

lol. Now you know better. I think it was My Fair Lady. The play was Pygmalion.

367 Gus  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:57:41am

re: #365 The Ghost of a Flea

Yeah. The guy from Shaw's classic satire, Magnum, PI.

Which landed on Normandy.

368 The Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 11:58:42am

re: #366 PhillyPretzel

lol. Now you know better. I think it was My Fair Lady.

ssshhh. I'm experimenting with new paradigms in trolling.

369 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 12:01:49pm

re: #368 The Ghost of a Flea

Okay. It is funny.

370 ReamWorks SKG  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 12:36:35pm

If the Christian bookstore near me hadn't gone out of business (to be replaced by a Pizza restaurant), I'd be putting on a pair of Stilettos right now and applying for a job!

371 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 3:27:10pm

re: #317 CuriousLurker

My newest Twitter follower:

Umm... O_o

Not me, I don't do twitter :)

372 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Jan 5, 2013 3:34:42pm

re: #198 Romantic Heretic

I'm mixed about Fukuyama.

I read The End of History and the Last Man and my reaction to it was either rolling my eyes or laughing.

On the other hand he wrote an essay in Foreign Policy a few years ago. The central discussion of that issue was The World's most dangerous Ideas. He wrote on Transhumanism. It was interesting and rather frightening.

I might borrow the book you're reading from the library. It sounds interesting and hopefully Fukuyama isn't indulging in the triumphalism that infested The End of History.

If you can find them, all the essays in that issue of Foreign Policy are very interesting. Best ones are The War on Evil and Undermining Free Will.

I found Transhumanism, plus a cool list of sci-fi books to read at the wiki about it.
and the others are linked from this Wiki on that issue of Foreign Policy

Thanks for the heads-up!


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