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Stunning Video: Ashes and Snow

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Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow feature film captures extraordinary moments of contact between people and animals as seen through the lens of the artist’s camera on more than thirty expeditions to some of the earth’s most remote places. Written, directed, produced, and filmed by Gregory Colbert, it is a poetic field study that depicts the world not as it is, but as it might be—a world in which the natural and artificial boundaries separating humans from other species do not exist. The viewing experience is one of wonder and contemplation, serenity, and hope.

Edited by two-time Oscar-winner Pietro Scalia; narrated by actors Laurence Fishburne (English), Enrique Roche (Spanish), and Ken Watanabe (Japanese). Musical collaborators include Michael Brook, David Darling, Heiner Goebbels, Lisa Gerrard, Lukas Foss, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Djivan Gasparyan.

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1 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 4:58:21pm
2 CuriousLurker  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 4:59:54pm

Wow. Beautiful.

3 b_sharp  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:11:02pm

I love Elephantidae.

4 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:12:58pm

The photography is absolutely stunning.

5 b_sharp  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:17:15pm

re: #4 FemNaziBitch

The photography is absolutely stunning.

Well, I’m stunned.

6 Randall Gross  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:21:09pm

Every other scene i was “damn, how on Earth did they manage to get that shot?” - each of these scenes probably took hours to get right.

7 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:29:17pm

re: #6 Randall Gross

Every other scene i was “damn, how on Earth did they manage to get that shot?” - each of these scenes probably took hours to get right.

Started in 1992.

[Link: www.ashesandsnow.org…]

8 Charles Johnson  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:31:36pm
9 Randall Gross  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:33:16pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Testing a popup video.

Works fine here Charles.

10 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:33:29pm
11 Randall Gross  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:33:38pm

It also works fine when quoted.

12 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:34:49pm
13 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:41:39pm

WTF?? Wingnuts now using JFK in support of MOAR GUNZ!

I don’t know if this is a fake quote or not.

14 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:45:51pm

re: #13 Vicious Babushka

WTF?? Wingnuts now using JFK in support of MOAR GUNZ!

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I don’t know if this is a fake quote or not.

It’s credible, but reads as an endorsement of military service. He and his brother were warriors when it was a very useful time to have warriors.

15 Stan the Demanded Plan  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:46:31pm

re: #13 Vicious Babushka

Digging real deep, the paranoids.

16 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:48:11pm

re: #13 Vicious Babushka

WTF?? Wingnuts now using JFK in support of MOAR GUNZ!

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I don’t know if this is a fake quote or not.

Real.

I’ve said it many times before that a) JFK was a hawk and b) conservative compared to current standards.

I find JFK’s quote to be irrelevant to today’s dialogue.

17 ProBosniaLiberal  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:48:25pm

re: #14 Decatur Deb

JFK was a unique one.

One of the few privileged kids who used his connections to get INTO a war, rather than out of it.

An anti-W, if you will.

18 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:50:10pm

Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.
— Sen. Hubert Humphrey

19 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:52:10pm

Hubert Humphrey. Gun nut. //

20 Stan the Demanded Plan  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:53:44pm

re: #16 Gus

Real.

I’ve said it many times before that a) JFK was a hawk and b) conservative compared to current standards.

I find JFK’s quote to be irrelevant to today’s dialogue.

Absolutely. He had no idea that 20 kids would be killed by a 20 year old with his parent’s legal gun that was much more than a ha, regular gun.

21 wrenchwench  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:54:36pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Testing a popup video.

Wow, that worked great!

Even in the reply!

22 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:56:13pm

re: #20 Stanghazi

Absolutely. He had no idea that 20 kids would be killed by a 20 year old with his parent’s legal gun that was much more than a ha, regular gun.

He had no idea that he would be shot by some guy who bought a rifle from a mail order catalog.

23 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:57:43pm

re: #22 Vicious Babushka

He had no idea that he would be shot by some guy who bought a rifle from a mail order catalog.

Bolt action, small magazine.

24 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:59:47pm

re: #23 Decatur Deb

Bolt action, small magazine.

Readers Digest!?!?
//

25 William Barnett-Lewis  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:59:56pm

re: #23 Decatur Deb

Bolt action, small magazine.

Considered by most gun nuts to be the cheapest and worst of it’s type at that.

26 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:00:32pm

re: #24 sattv4u2

No. An old version of TV Guide. ///

27 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:00:36pm

re: #18 Gus

Sen. Hubert Humphrey
Noted RWNJ!!
/

28 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:00:39pm

re: #21 wrenchwench

Wow, that worked great!

These folks are confusing gun control with the impossible task of shredding the 2nd Amendment. I have no interest in modifying the 2nd Amendment as it stands. Gun control is about reasonable regulation to help mitigate an epidemic of spree killing. Most people would even agree that gun control itself would not completely put spree killing to a halt but it would have a reasonable and noticeable effect. At the same time people have to be realistic of the separation of powers that we must work with including the House.

29 ProBosniaLiberal  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:00:43pm

re: #23 Decatur Deb

A gun that might be used for hunting. Why remote sales of guns should be banned.

30 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:02:14pm

re: #24 sattv4u2

Readers Digest!?!?
//

6-round internal magazine.

31 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:02:18pm

re: #22 Vicious Babushka

He had no idea that he would be shot by some guy who bought a rifle from a mail order catalog.

Senator Robert Kennedy Speaks Out on Gun Control

Senator ROBERT F. KENNEDY: All it requires is that when somebody purchases a gun through a mail order, when you send a gun or a rifle across state line that you abide by the law of the particular state. All it does is, at the present moment a person who is insane, a man with a long criminal record for having killed a dozen people can go in and buy a rifle. Now if you think that makes sense for all of us, a person who is four years old can buy a rifle now. A person who is six years old… a man on death-row in Kansas who had killed a half a dozen people and someone there sent for a rifle through the mail from Chicago for him to have a rifle while he was waiting on death-row, after killing people, and the rifle was sent to him. Now does that make any sense that we should put rifles and guns in the hands of people who have long criminal records or people who are insane, or people who are mentally incompetent, or people who are so young that they don’t know how to handle rifles and guns.

I just ask you, its not going to take… I mean I just present the case, its presented to you, and I know its presented on the radio here. I’m not making any reflections on this gentleman, but its presented by the John Birch Society as somebody who is going to come in, the federal government is going to come in and take your guns away, or take your rifles away. Nothing is going to happen about that. Anybody can have it just as you can have an automobile. I hear in this community it’s described as… this is the way Nazi Germany started. Well you can say registering an automobile is the way Nazi Germany started. All we’re talking about is having guns not in the hands… anybody can have a gun, anybody can have a rifle, but a person who’s got a criminal record, or who’s in an insane institution, or who’s mentally incompetent shouldn’t have a rifle or guns. Is there anybody out here that thinks those people should have rifles or guns? That’s all the legislation does, it doesn’t stop anyone from having a rifle or a gun. So prepare to protect your right to bare arms is just misleading the American people and misleading everybody else.

32 TedStriker  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:03:44pm

re: #22 Vicious Babushka

He had no idea that he would be shot by some guy who bought a rifle from a mail order catalog.

re: #23 Decatur Deb

Bolt action, small magazine.

When you’re only going after one person, one or two quick shots is all you need.

When all you want to do is to wreak havoc and cause as much death and destruction in as short of a time as possible, you get a gun (or guns) that can fling as much lead as possible as quickly as possible.

Right tools for the job and all that.

33 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:04:34pm

re: #31 Gus

Oswald would have passed any of the realistic tests for sanity or criminality being proposed today.

34 ProBosniaLiberal  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:04:36pm

I have an interesting issue.

My computer is so powerful, it is never challenged. And fans are always going. So, I have an Air Conditioner.

Look up the temperature in Colorado Springs to see my problem.

35 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:05:51pm

re: #32 TedStriker

re: #23 Decatur Deb

…snip

Right tools for the job and all that.

Which shooting did the most harm to the nation?

36 TedStriker  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:09:35pm

re: #35 Decatur Deb

Which shooting did the most harm to the nation?

As far as history is concerned, Newtown’s still too new, but I’d have to give “most harm to the nation” to the JFK assassination (with RFK and MLK’s deaths as a very close 2nd and 3rd place, in no particular order).

38 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:10:07pm

re: #34 ProBosniaLiberal

I have an interesting issue.

My computer is so powerful, it is never challenged. And fans are always going. So, I have an Air Conditioner.

Look up the temperature in Colorado Springs to see my problem.

I don’t have to be a weatherman to figure that out!!!

/

39 dragonath  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:10:31pm

re: #13 Vicious Babushka

WTF?? Wingnuts now using JFK in support of MOAR GUNZ!

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I don’t know if this is a fake quote or not.

Claiming Kennedy is a conservative is a favorite tactic of Jonah Goldberg. I also saw a pack of College Republicans trying to invoke him when they were harassing some Obama campaign workers.

The obvious response is that they don’t even know what’s going on now, much less 50 years ago.

40 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:13:56pm

re: #36 TedStriker

As far as history is concerned, Newtown’s still too new, but I’d have to give “most harm to the nation” to the JFK assassination (with RFK and MLK’s deaths as a very close 2nd and 3rd place).

And those 3 murders produced the same gun-control results this will. There is no such thing as preventing the next Sandy Hook. The shooter is at the range, the gun is in the rack, and the ammo is in his garage.

41 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:14:55pm
42 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:16:35pm
43 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:18:28pm

re: #33 Decatur Deb

Oswald would have passed any of the realistic tests for sanity or criminality being proposed today.

OSWALD WAS A COMMIE!1! ANYWAY HE WUZ SET UP!1! EVERYBODY WHO KNEW TEH TROOF WUZ KILLED OVER A PERIOD OF 50 YEARS!1!

44 Renaissance_Man  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:20:03pm
These folks are confusing gun control with the impossible task of shredding the 2nd Amendment. I have no interest in modifying the 2nd Amendment as it stands. Gun control is about reasonable regulation to help mitigate an epidemic of spree killing. Most people would even agree that gun control itself would not completely put spree killing to a halt but it would have a reasonable and noticeable effect.

Actually, I’m not so sure. I don’t really know if modest gun control, the type which may pass in the current US climate, would have much of an effect on spree killing at all. Spree killing, even in the US where there is a ridiculous amount of it, is a relatively small percentage of gun violence.

As far as I’m concerned, the greater horror is the untold numbers of ones and twos, of people killed in domestic violence and in accidental deaths and suicides and in random everyday gun stupidity, the sort of which happens when you have a lot of humans who think guns are cool and who have a lot of guns close at hand. After all, it has been one month since Newtown. And horrible as the mass murder of 20 first graders is, a lot more than 20 kids have died in the very short month since. That’s the real horror in the US - the endless gun deaths that the public absolutely does not give a shit about, because they’re so common that they just don’t make a dent.

45 dragonath  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:20:06pm

Pretty sure the same guys invoking JFK now are the same ones who called him a traitor in 1963.

46 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:20:52pm

re: #44 Renaissance_Man

Actually, I’m not so sure. I don’t really know if modest gun control, the type which may pass in the current US climate, would have much of an effect on spree killing at all. Spree killing, even in the US where there is a ridiculous amount of it, is a relatively small percentage of gun violence.

As far as I’m concerned, the greater horror is the untold numbers of ones and twos, of people killed in domestic violence and in accidental deaths and suicides and in random everyday gun stupidity, the sort of which happens when you have a lot of humans who think guns are cool and who have a lot of guns close at hand. After all, it has been one month since Newtown. And horrible as the mass murder of 20 first graders is, a lot more than 20 kids have died in the very short month since. That’s the real horror in the US - the endless gun deaths that the public absolutely does not give a shit about, because they’re so common that they just don’t make a dent.

Finally.

47 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:29:33pm
48 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:29:57pm

re: #47 Gus

DefDist Printed AR Mag - Part II

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More here.

Oops. Forgot to add. This guy’s a douche.

49 Political Atheist  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:30:17pm

re: #28 Gus

These folks are confusing gun control with the impossible task of shredding the 2nd Amendment. I have no interest in modifying the 2nd Amendment as it stands. Gun control is about reasonable regulation to help mitigate an epidemic of spree killing. Most people would even agree that gun control itself would not completely put spree killing to a halt but it would have a reasonable and noticeable effect. At the same time people have to be realistic of the separation of powers that we must work with including the House.

Well said.

50 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:31:16pm
51 HoosierHoops  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:33:47pm

I am deeply disappointed that I didn’t win the stalker’s award. I Campaigned hard but to no avail. Well, There is always next year.

52 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:34:39pm

re: #51 HoosierHoops

I am deeply disappointed that I didn’t win the stalker’s award. I Campaigned hard but to no avail. Well, There is always next year.

Who won?

53 wrenchwench  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:35:33pm
Frank says:

Seeing a psychotherapist is not a crazy idea, it’s just wanting a second opinion of one’s life.

Later, lizards.

54 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:37:30pm

re: #52 Gus

Who won?

Who cares?

55 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:37:47pm

re: #54 sattv4u2

Who cares?

Yeah.

56 HoosierHoops  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:37:54pm

re: #52 Gus

Who won?

Dark won this year. He won the Irish Rose award which is ironic. I broke with her when she got crazier than the crazies on the Net.

57 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:41:09pm

re: #52 Gus

Who won?

Who gives a shit?

58 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:41:38pm

re: #57 Vicious Babushka

Who gives a shit?

Hey, I didn’t bring it up. :D

59 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:43:18pm

Hoosier has the sadzzzz

he wanted wear the crown !!!
/

60 HoosierHoops  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:45:42pm

re: #59 sattv4u2

Hoosier has the sadzzzz

he wanted wear the crown !!!
/

I’ll check in next year and poke em with a stick. I wanted something to put up in the Guest bathroom so my buddies could have a good laugh while pissing.

61 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:47:10pm

Every time the Stalkers are mentioned here, a little devil wins its horns & tail.

62 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:47:44pm

re: #60 HoosierHoops

I’ll check in next year and poke em with a stick. I wanted something to put up in the Guest bathroom so my buddies could have a good laugh while pissing.

I thought you had a framed and signed version of the Cain “9 9 9” plan there for that.
/

63 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:48:20pm

re: #60 HoosierHoops

I’ll check in next year and poke em with a stick. I wanted something to put up in the Guest bathroom so my buddies could have a good laugh while pissing.

The photo of you naked is getting old, huh?

64 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:54:55pm

re: #63 sattv4u2

The photo of you naked is getting old, huh?

((eeww,,, I just threw up in my mouth a little!!))

65 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 6:58:36pm

French Strikes in Mali Supplant Caution of U.S.

For years, the United States tried to stem the spread of Islamic militancy in the region by conducting its most ambitious counterterrorism program ever across these vast, turbulent stretches of the Sahara.

But as insurgents swept through the desert last year, commanders of this nation’s elite army units, the fruit of years of careful American training, defected when they were needed most — taking troops, guns, trucks and their newfound skills to the enemy in the heat of battle, according to senior Malian military officials.

“It was a disaster,” said one of several senior Malian officers to confirm the defections.

Then an American-trained officer overthrew Mali’s elected government, setting the stage for more than half of the country to fall into the hands of Islamic extremists. American spy planes and surveillance drones have tried to make sense of the mess, but American officials and their allies are still scrambling to get a detailed picture of who they are even up against.

Now, in the face of longstanding American warnings that a Western assault on the Islamist stronghold could rally jihadists around the world and prompt terrorist attacks as far away as Europe, the French have entered the war themselves.

66 ProBosniaLiberal  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:01:31pm

re: #65 Killgore Trout

Props to France in doing this.

67 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:04:27pm

re: #66 ProBosniaLiberal

Props to France in doing this.

Agreed. It shouldn’t have gone on as long as it did and it looks like US policy failed the region. I’m glad the French are stepping up to the task.

68 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:05:28pm

Too late to save the historic sites in Timbuktu but better late than never.

69 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:06:28pm

re: #68 Killgore Trout

Too late to save the historic sites in Timbuktu but better late than never.

For anyone unaware of what Kilgore is speaking of

[Link: www.aljazeera.com…]

70 goddamnedfrank  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:14:28pm

re: #29 ProBosniaLiberal

A gun that might be used for hunting. Why remote sales of guns should be banned.

Mail order gun sales have been banned since 1968.

71 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:16:42pm

re: #51 HoosierHoops

You’d look so hawt in a crown!
(Just not a stalkers crown!)

72 jaunte  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:20:57pm

Police say that the father of the girl had left the house earlier in the day and forgot that the loaded gun was sitting on a chair within easy reach of the young children in his home.

73 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:21:20pm

Who the fuck knew there is a country called Bukino Faso? Am i the last to hear of this?

74 jaunte  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:22:24pm

re: #73 Killgore Trout

Plus an r.

75 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:22:55pm

re: #73 Killgore Trout

Who the fuck knew there is a country called Bukino Faso? Am i the last to hear of this?

The wikipedia link is purple for me so apparently I knew about this at one time but forgot. Oh, well.

76 lawhawk  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:23:31pm

re: #59 sattv4u2

It’s the crown king nothing….

77 jaunte  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:23:58pm

Who could forget Ouagadougou?

78 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:24:29pm

re: #73 Killgore Trout

Who the fuck knew there is a country called Bukino Faso? Am i the last to hear of this?

Upper Volta was sounded too much like an Electric Car, so they changed it!!
//

79 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:25:00pm

re: #74 jaunte

Plus an r.

They could add a triangle and a backwards 3. Spelling is the least of my problems with African geography.

80 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:25:35pm
81 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:27:26pm

re: #77 jaunte

Who could forget Ouagadougou?

It was a running joke/threat in my family. Growing up in a foreign service family my parents would threaten that if I continued misbehaving they’d apply for our next station post to be Ouagadougou.

82 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:27:49pm

re: #79 Killgore Trout

They could add a triangle and a backwards 3. Spelling is the least of my problems with African geography.

I think they did that with their coat of arms

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

//

83 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:28:59pm

re: #78 sattv4u2

Upper Volta was sounded too much like an Electric Car, so they changed it!!
//

They’re both pretty awesome country names. The place is probably a shithole but I’ll give them credit for picking some really cool names.

84 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:29:43pm
85 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:30:25pm

re: #82 sattv4u2

I think they did that with their coat of arms

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

//

Anatomically correct horses are a nice touch. Style points all ‘round.

86 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:30:34pm

re: #77 jaunte

Who could forget Ouagadougou?

looks like the tiles I always get while playing Scrabble!!!

87 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:30:57pm

Wrong url.

88 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:31:20pm
89 Usually refered to as anyways  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:34:36pm

re: #73 Killgore Trout

Who the fuck knew there is a country called Bukino Faso? Am i the last to hear of this?

Who knew there was a town and an Island in Canada called Dildo.

Oh, and a town in North Carolina called Climax.

90 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:35:30pm

[Link: maps.google.com…]

Another awesome name.

91 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:35:50pm

Evening Lizardim.

92 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:36:02pm

re: #83 Killgore Trout

They’re both pretty awesome country names. The place is probably a shithole but I’ll give them credit for picking some really cool names.

Could be worse
It could be Cleveland!!

//

93 jaunte  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:36:34pm

re: #89 Usually refered to as anyways

There was once a town in west Texas called Bulltown. The residents were ashamed of the sound of it, so they classed it up by renaming it Bovina.

94 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:37:05pm
95 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:37:05pm

re: #92 sattv4u2

Could be worse
It could be Cleveland!!

//

Detroit.

96 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:37:43pm

re: #89 Usually refered to as anyways

Who knew there was a town and an Island in Canada called Dildo.

Oh, and a town in North Carolina called Climax.

Intercourse Alabama
Unalaska Alaska
Floss Arizona
Flippin Arkansas

[Link: www.itsallgood.itgo.com…]

97 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:39:14pm

Two Egg FL, across the line from here.

98 Usually refered to as anyways  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:40:39pm

re: #96 sattv4u2

Intercourse Alabama
Unalaska Alaska
Floss Arizona
Flippin Arkansas

[Link: www.itsallgood.itgo.com…]

Alas I could only give one up ding.

Next time post them separately ;)

99 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:41:35pm

Find your state

[Link: www.itsallgood.itgo.com…]

Post the weirdest name

100 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:42:50pm

re: #99 sattv4u2

Find your state

[Link: www.itsallgood.itgo.com…]

Post the weirdest name

Georgia (where I live now)
Hopeulikit

Massachusetts (where I’m from)
Gay Head

101 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:43:32pm

re: #97 Decatur Deb

Two Egg FL, across the line from here.

Yup

It’s on the list of the link I posted

102 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:44:19pm

re: #101 sattv4u2

Yup

It’s on the list of the link I posted

Website:

[Link: twoeggfla.com…]

103 jaunte  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:44:28pm

Gun Barrel City

[Link: www.gunbarrelcity.net…]

104 Usually refered to as anyways  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:45:23pm

re: #89 Usually refered to as anyways

Who knew there was a town and an Island in Canada called Dildo.

Oh, and a town in North Carolina called Climax.

From Dildo to Climax?
40 Hours, I’m exhausted.

105 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:46:25pm

re: #103 jaunte

Gun Barrel City

[Link: www.gunbarrelcity.net…]

Thats not even CLOSE to being the best in Texas (imho)

Not with
Ben Hur
Ding Dong
Hoop and Holler
Looneyville
Uncertain
on the list

106 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:46:45pm

re: #104 Usually refered to as anyways

From Dildo to Climax?
40 Hours, I’m exhausted.

you need a cigarette?

107 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:47:49pm

re: #96 sattv4u2

Intercourse Alabama
Unalaska Alaska
Floss Arizona
Flippin Arkansas

[Link: www.itsallgood.itgo.com…]

Pennsylvania also has an Intercourse, one of the 60s scungy underground mags used it as a mail-drop. I’m told.

108 Usually refered to as anyways  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:48:00pm

re: #106 sattv4u2

you need a cigarette?

Nah, already smokin!

109 b_sharp  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:49:18pm

re: #89 Usually refered to as anyways

Who knew there was a town and an Island in Canada called Dildo.

Oh, and a town in North Carolina called Climax.

Saskatchewan also has a village named Climax.

110 jaunte  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:49:33pm

re: #105 sattv4u2

Noodle Tx.

It’s a dry Noodle.

The community was named after Noodle Creek, a dry stream bed. At the time, the word “noodle” meant “nothing”

[Link: www.tshaonline.org…]

Just down the road from Merkel.

111 jamesfirecat  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:49:40pm

re: #73 Killgore Trout

Who the fuck knew there is a country called Bukino Faso? Am i the last to hear of this?

I knew, but only because it is mentioned in the Onion’s our dumb world, I am not sure if what they have to say about it having an atrocious literacity rate is still true though…

112 ninja cat  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:54:39pm

Rough and Ready, CA

113 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:59:34pm

re: #33 Decatur Deb

Oswald would have passed any of the realistic tests for sanity or criminality being proposed today.

The risk of an alienated man killing one or more other people to express his malignant emotions is a risk that cannot be gotten rid of. Some number of those kind of “asshole mad at the world” murders will always be with us.

114 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:00:08pm

re: #112 ninja cat

Rough and Ready, CA

I’ve been there

It’s neither!

115 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:03:03pm

re: #73 Killgore Trout

Who the fuck knew there is a country called Bukino Faso? Am i the last to hear of this?

They were in the news in 2011 when they refused to allow some of Gaddafi’s family and loyalist asylum, saying that if any such people wanted by Libya were found within Burkina Faso they would be extradited back to Libya.

116 Kragar  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:06:49pm

re: #73 Killgore Trout

Who the fuck knew there is a country called Bukino Faso? Am i the last to hear of this?

Its Burkina Faso, and yes.

117 erik_t  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:08:17pm

re: #73 Killgore Trout

Who the fuck knew there is a country called Bukino Faso? Am i the last to hear of this?

In ninth grade historywhatever, we had to be able to label blank political maps of every continent on the globe. And then the next week, half the damned shit had changed anyway.

Burkina Faso, like Togo, is scorched forever in my conscience.

118 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:17:08pm

re: #109 b_sharp

Saskatchewan also has a village named Climax.

Image: saskatchewan.jpg

119 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:18:30pm

re: #118 Feline Fearless Leader

Image: saskatchewan.jpg

I spent a week there one night !

120 Charles Johnson  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:20:24pm

I’m kind of amazed that nobody has mentioned the Golden Globes tonight.

Gives me hope for the human race.

121 allegro  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:20:35pm

I can’t believe no one has mentioned French Lick, IN

122 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:22:17pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

I’m kind of amazed that nobody has mentioned the Golden Globes tonight.

Gives me hope for the human race.

I’ve had the displeasure of having to broadcast the red carpet interviews/ beauty shots to England for the last several hours

{sigh]

123 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:23:12pm

re: #121 allegro

I can’t believe no one has mentioned French Lick, IN

Indiana has a nice list

Indiana

Acme
Ballstown
Beanblossom
Beehunter
Buddha
Carefree
Fickle
Floyds Knobs
French Lick
Gas City
Gnaw Bone
Loogootee
Munster
Pinhook
Plainvillle
Roachdale
Santa Clause
Spraytown
Steam Corner
Surprise

124 allegro  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:23:21pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

I’m kind of amazed that nobody has mentioned the Golden Globes tonight.

Gives me hope for the human race.

I admit it - I had it on. Charles, you may enjoy hearing that Lena Dunham won for best actress in a comedy series AND her show won for best comedy.

125 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:24:55pm

re: #124 allegro

Who?

126 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:25:21pm

re: #125 Dancing along the light of day

Who?

Charles!!

//

127 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:25:58pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

I’m kind of amazed that nobody has mentioned the Golden Globes tonight.

Gives me hope for the human race.

Well, Argo won for Best Motion Picture, Drama, so the awards did give some recognition to quality.

128 allegro  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:26:11pm

re: #125 Dancing along the light of day

Who?

Earlier post.

129 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:28:04pm

re: #128 allegro

When you don’t watch TeeVee, they are meaningless!

130 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:28:40pm

Never watched the Golden Globes or the Emmys. Barely made it through Oscars from years past. Can’t stand awards shows like this. Watched a clip of tonight’s GGs with Jodie Foster and couldn’t even watch that. Seriously don’t care about the personal lives of people in the movie industry. I like some of their movies but they’re just completely full of themselves.

131 HoosierHoops  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:29:08pm

re: #123 sattv4u2

I camped out in Cuba, In for the weekend once

132 allegro  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:29:40pm

re: #129 Dancing along the light of day

When you don’t watch TeeVee, they are meaningless!

I only heard of her because of Charles’ earlier post about the RWNJ going all misogynist on her ass. Interesting timing and thus kinda gratifying to see her sweep the Globes.

133 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:37:12pm

re: #122 sattv4u2

I’ve had the displeasure of having to broadcast the red carpet interviews/ beauty shots to England for the last several hours

{sigh]

I take it back

Sofia Vergara

The last 5 hours is now not a waste!!!

134 blueraven  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:39:59pm

Cut and Shoot TX

My uncle used to live there

135 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:42:31pm

re: #134 blueraven

Cut and Shoot TX

My uncle used to live there

Just make sure you have your AKM when you visit there. You know how Texans are!

///

136 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:49:56pm
137 allegro  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:53:42pm

Cut ‘n Shoot is a post office on a 2 lane blacktop. I think it has a population of about 12.

138 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:54:13pm

re: #135 Dark_Falcon

Just make sure you have your AKM when you visit there. You know how Texans are!

///

your brain really should have a conversation with your fingers before you type!

139 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:54:20pm

re: #137 allegro

Cut ‘n Shoot is a post office on a 2 lane blacktop. I think it has a population of about 12.

all related ?

140 allegro  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:54:44pm

re: #139 sattv4u2

all related ?

Most likely.

141 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:55:38pm

re: #136 Gus

Cut and Shoot, TX

Make sure to scroll around, folks. The place is a bit larger than it first appears to be.

142 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:55:44pm

re: #140 allegro

Most likely.

Reminds me of the scene from Blazing Saddles. The townfolk having the meeting,, all named “Johnson”

143 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:56:47pm

re: #138 sattv4u2

your brain really should have a conversation with your fingers before you type!

No, I meant AKM in terms of a rifle. It was riff on all the Texas jokes that get made here.

144 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:58:18pm

re: #143 Dark_Falcon

No, I meant AKM in terms of a rifle. It was riff on all the texas jokes that get made here.

I know what the AKM meant

145 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:58:23pm

re: #141 Dark_Falcon

Make sure to scroll around, folks. The place is a bit larger than it first appears to be.

Image: Cut-and-Shoot-TX-Google-Ear.jpg

146 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:58:31pm

And on that note, the long quiet drive home beckons

147 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:00:02pm

Weird how Earth looks uninhabited sometimes.

148 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:00:33pm

re: #147 Gus

Weird how Earth looks uninhabited sometimes.

Maybe we were all away on vacation when that photo was taken!!

149 jaunte  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:09:03pm

re: #136 Gus

How Cut and Shoot got its Name

It was the Missionary Baptists, Hard-shell Baptists, and Methodists against the Apostolics.
(Later indicting each other at the Justice of the Peace Court for disturbing the peace, assault, and the use of obscene language).

150 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:10:45pm

re: #149 jaunte


How Cut and Shoot got its Name

It was the Missionary Baptists, Hard-shell Baptists, and Methodists against the Apostolics.
(Later indicting each other at the Justice of the Peace Court for disturbing the peace, assault, and the use of obscene language).

Obscene! Language!

151 jaunte  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:11:05pm

re: #150 Gus

Dern tootin.

152 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:12:25pm

re: #151 jaunte

Dern tootin.

I know. We had neighbors like that once. Some real winners.

153 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:13:26pm

re: #152 Gus

I know. We had neighbors like that once. Some real winners.

And I assumed you mocked them without mercy till they slinked out of town in shame.

You don’t want to have Gus mad at you, folks.

154 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:14:00pm

re: #152 Gus

I know. We had neighbors like that once. Some real winners.

I was a friend of one of the boys. His brother was a real whacko but this one just liked to break into cars and such. He had a good heart though.

155 Kragar  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:14:11pm

I can now say I’ve read every book in the Wheel of Time series, and it only took 16 years.

156 jamesfirecat  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:15:26pm

If we are still doing jokes about places with silly/dirty names I believe I have the winner to that contest…


[Link: gigaville.com…]


Take a look… Fourth panel

157 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:15:55pm

re: #153 Dark_Falcon

And I assumed you mocked them without mercy till they slinked out of town in shame.

You don’t want to have Gus mad at you, folks.

No. This neighbor lady tried to file charges on my mom for cursing. This is with their children running around in front of their yard and one of their boys always bugging my mom when she came home. He finally stopped after my brother ran out of our house with my dad’s Marlin 30 30 and warned the guy to stop fucking with my mom. Wasn’t loaded but that was the baddest ass I ever saw my brother.

158 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:19:47pm

re: #157 Gus

No. This neighbor lady tried to file charges on my mom for cursing. This is with their children running around in front of their yard and one of their boys always bugging my mom when she came home. He finally stopped after my brother ran out of our house with my dad’s Marlin 30 30 and warned the guy to stop fucking with my mom. Wasn’t loaded but that was the baddest ass I ever saw my brother.

Yeesh, that is obnoxious. And your brother was pretty hardcore in telling them to knock it off.

159 jaunte  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:19:54pm

“…It is a felony to deliberately provide false information in an effort to buy a gun, and studies financed by the Justice Department show that people who do so are more likely than the average person to commit violent crimes after they are denied a firearm purchase.”

160 allegro  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:21:03pm

re: #159 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Gee, there’s a surprise. (not really)

161 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:23:48pm

re: #159 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Yeah, was just reading earlier about the “gun advocate” on Fox this morning who declared that background checks are a “waste of time” and the we’d be better served by…you guessed it…doing away with gun-free zones.

162 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:25:26pm

re: #158 Dark_Falcon

Yeesh, that is obnoxious.

Crappy neighborhood. We were there about 2 years maybe. Friends brother tried to steal our canoe once. Same friend breaks into the next house years later to steal some cash I had. Lots of trouble makers. And it was New Jersey. Next town was way better.

163 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:38:31pm
164 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:41:55pm

Did I sleep through something major happening yesterday? Did the Supreme Court overturn Heller and I just didn’t notice it? Because every “gun advocate” I’ve talked to is absolutely convinced that if he gives any sort of information to the government, it’s absolutely inevitable that the confiscations will start the next day or something.

165 stabby  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:44:26pm

re: #157 Gus

It doesn’t sound all that believable, but apparently there was one woman who pressed charges against a man for swearing at her child - after the child had knocked him out of a boat.

And the result was… the man was convicted of obscenity to a child and put on the sex offender’s list.

166 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:53:15pm

re: #165 stabby

It doesn’t sound all that believable, but apparently there was one woman who pressed charges against a man for swearing at her child - after the child had knocked him out of a boat.

And the result was… the man was convicted of obscenity to a child and put on the sex offender’s list.

Life ruined over a couple words; That’s nasty.

167 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 10:01:41pm

re: #166 Dark_Falcon

Life ruined over a couple words; That’s nasty.

Sadly, the judicial system is mostly politics. Judicial careers are kept through playing politics. There is little logic or reason and plenty of personal emotions at play. Judges aren’t mostly about law but getting re-elected. Tough on crime and all that sorts of talk.

168 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 10:03:36pm

Oh. But then you also have mandatory sentencing guidelines. It’s almost as though judicial discretion has been thrown out the window in many case.

169 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 10:04:05pm

And! Ahem. It’s also a bipartisan effort.

170 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 10:05:05pm

re: #167 Gus

Sadly, the judicial system is mostly politics. Judicial careers are kept through playing politics. There is little logic or reason and plenty of personal emotions at play. Judges aren’t mostly about law but getting re-elected. Tough on crime and all that sorts of talk.

Logic and reason fall pretty quickly when they face parents worried about their children. Anyone who tries to stand athwart that train of parental emotion is normally run over by it.

171 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 10:11:10pm

re: #170 Dark_Falcon

Logic and reason fall pretty quickly when they face parents worried about their children. Anyone who tries to stand athwart that train of parental emotion is normally run over by it.

The parents could have had no part in that.

172 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 10:17:24pm

re: #171 Gus

The parents could have had no part in that.

It is parental concerns that drive the increasing of penalties for sex offenders.

173 stabby  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 10:18:52pm

re: #170 Dark_Falcon

Logic and reason fall pretty quickly when they politicians face pander to parents worried about their children. Anyone who tries to stand athwart that train of parental emotion totalitarian opportunism is normally run over by it.

FIFY

174 Gus  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 10:21:21pm

re: #172 Dark_Falcon

It is parental concerns that drive the increasing of penalties for sex offenders.

True.

175 stabby  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 10:22:13pm

Actually, to be accurate, they don’t pander to worried parents, they deliberately incite people to worry so that they can reap the popularity from pretending to ride in on a white horse.

177 stabby  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 2:09:15am

I just linked a pj media thread on global warming to this [Link: www.thedailybeast.com…]

and

heh

178 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 2:28:19am

Pathetic stalker site has selected Dark Falcon for special notice this week.

Gosh, how far up Charles’ ass do I have to crawl before they finally notice me?

179 stabby  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 3:26:19am

What pathetic stalker site is that?

180 Obdicut  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 3:33:48am

re: #179 stabby

The sad thing is it might be one of a couple. They’re nuts, not worth paying one iota of attention to, not even out of morbid curiosity.

181 freetoken  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 3:53:05am

re: #178 Sol Berdinowitz

As I noted plenty of times before, the less I think about those kind of people the better off I am. So, I end up not thinking about them unless someone brings them up in conversation.

182 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 4:15:36am

re: #99 sattv4u2

Find your state

[Link: www.itsallgood.itgo.com…]

Post the weirdest name

Bad Axe

183 Obdicut  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 4:19:25am

re: #182 Vicious Babushka

Ones I know from memory: Machine, Burnt Water, Possum Grape, Cheesequake.

184 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 4:26:56am

re: #183 Obdicut

Ones I know from memory: Machine, Burnt Water, Possum Grape, Cheesequake.

I went over that whole list, and I haz a sad there is no place named Passel O’Toads.

185 Obdicut  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 4:30:06am

re: #184 Vicious Babushka

I went over that whole list, and I haz a sad there is no place named Passel O’Toads.

There can be. Founding a town is surprisingly easy in some states.

Some research has shown the name of your town influences your mood, so being in a place called “Paradise” actually makes you happier than being in a place named “Slough”, but the problem with this is that every town I’ve ever been in named Paradise is a shithole.

186 Eventual Carrion  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 4:38:38am

re: #182 Vicious Babushka

Bad Axe

I see they included Transfer (Camp Reynolds) for Pennsylvania. That is where I grew up, went through Reynolds school system for a while before going to private school. Was a transfer point for soldiers going to Europe and also later a holding area for WWII German prisoners. Town is just outside where I live now, which in those days was a major railroad hub.

Old fellas used to tell stories of a prisoner or two escaping and being found at a local bar. They took off because they wanted to get a beer. Have heard that story many times, don’t know how true it is but it is a funny story.

Camp Reynolds

187 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 4:43:43am

DERP

188 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 4:48:54am

Good morning Lizards.

Still foggy and warm today in Philly and the surrounding area.

Most of yesterday afternoon was spent driving out to, attending, and driving back from, a memorial service for someone I worked closely with from 2000-2010. (He worked in the Transportation Department of a oil company and I was working IT and supporting apps he worked with for most of that period.) He was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer about a year ago, and fought it tooth and nail up until a few weeks ago. The mind was willing, but the body unfortunately proved to be too week.

With the nature of the event and the solo drive in fog and mist put past Valley Forge it was an obvious time for introspection. We are connected, and we have influence on those around us even when we don’t really realize it. And a lot of it is the little things - those are what is remembered about us after we’re gone.

On the lighter side - My friend’s wife interred his ashes in a cookie jar. A moose head cookie jar. With a cookie placed there as well. This might sound weird and possibly disrespectful, but it wasn’t. If anything, it was appropriate since my friend would have gotten a good chuckle at the idea and heartily approved.

189 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 4:54:06am

re: #185 Obdicut

There can be. Founding a town is surprisingly easy in some states.

Some research has shown the name of your town influences your mood, so being in a place called “Paradise” actually makes you happier than being in a place named “Slough”, but the problem with this is that every town I’ve ever been in named Paradise is a shithole.

Didn’t the Eagles say that if you called someplace Paradise, “kiss it goodbye”?

190 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 4:58:10am

re: #189 Feline Fearless Leader

Didn’t the Eagles say that if you called someplace Paradise, “kiss it goodbye”?

Yes, but they also signed Michael Vick as QB, so what do they know?

/////

191 Obdicut  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 5:01:50am

re: #190 Dark_Falcon

Yes, but they also signed Michael Vick as QB, so what do they know?

/////

They also eat rotting carrion and offal.

192 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 5:06:13am

re: #191 Obdicut

They also eat rotting carrion and offal.

U talking about the Baltimore Ravens?

193 Obdicut  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 5:14:02am

re: #192 Vicious Babushka

U talking about the Baltimore Ravens?

Those pierce the ground with their beaks, looking to stun and kill moles.

194 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 5:15:53am

re: #193 Obdicut

Those pierce the ground with their beaks, looking to stun and kill moles.

Here at LGF, we just use an iceweasel for that task.

195 Obdicut  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 5:18:01am

re: #194 Dark_Falcon

Here at LGF, we just use an iceweasel for that task.

Imagine having the sensorium of the star-faced mole, Dark. Just imagine it. Do you think it’d be like tripping hardcore balls all the time?

Image: 590_ag_starnosed.jpg

196 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 5:19:17am

re: #195 Obdicut

Imagine having the sensorium of the star-faced mole, Dark. Just imagine it. Do you think it’d be like tripping hardcore balls all the time?

Image: 590_ag_starnosed.jpg

They probably piss off early birds all the time. The bird arrives and the mole has already tunneled over and eaten the worm. And the tasty grubs as well.
//

197 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 5:19:53am

re: #195 Obdicut

Imagine having the sensorium of the star-faced mole, Dark. Just imagine it. Do you think it’d be like tripping hardcore balls all the time?

Image: 590_ag_starnosed.jpg

I don’t know what tripping hardcore balls feels like. It sounds like something a porn star would know.

198 Obdicut  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 5:21:05am

re: #197 Dark_Falcon

I don’t know what tripping hardcore balls feels like. It sounds like something a porn star would know.

It’s like when oh shit man the walls look at them the bendies and the pretty lights but jack’s your man as the slow honey comb drips down and the lugubrious, lugugugubrious, lugugugugugubrious organ chords swell to tiny motes.

199 Targetpractice  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 5:22:26am

re: #198 Obdicut

It’s like when oh shit man the walls look at them the bendies and the pretty lights but jack’s your man as the slow honey comb drips down and the lugubrious, lugugugubrious, lugugugugugubrious organ chords swell to tiny motes.

…I think you’ve had enough.

200 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 5:22:52am

re: #198 Obdicut

It’s like when oh shit man the walls look at them the bendies and the pretty lights but jack’s your man as the slow honey comb drips down and the lugubrious, lugugugubrious, lugugugugugubrious organ chords swell to tiny motes.

[backs away from Obdicut slowly]

201 Obdicut  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 5:51:47am

re: #199 Targetpractice

…I think you’ve had enough.

It’s all a cycle, man. This room, this mush.

Image: 81196d1325824007-wasted-trippy_mushroom_painting_by_brandonolterman_desktop_2092x1636_wallpaper-103066.jpeg

202 ProBosniaLiberal  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 6:00:14am

Well, somebody found the express route to hell:

Three Elderly Mennonite Women Attacked in ‘Heinous’ Hate Crime

Three Mennonite sisters, ranging in age from 84 to 90, remained hospitalized in Lancaster County, Penn., after being assaulted in their home in what authorities describe as a “heinous” and “unfathomable” hate crime.

203 Eventual Carrion  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 6:10:22am

re: #202 ProBosniaLiberal

Well, somebody found the express route to hell:

Three Elderly Mennonite Women Attacked in ‘Heinous’ Hate Crime

Religious hate crime. When will these fundies quit tying us up and shoving their religion down our throats?

Police said the man read from a bible expressing his hatred toward the Mennonite faith. He left, but the women were tied up for four hours until a family member found them.

WTJA station Altoona Pennsylvania

204 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 6:22:26am

Voting Female ‏@VotingFemale
#TGDN #TwiterGulag Baiting Troll==> viciousbabushka

205 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 6:24:37am

DON’T TAKE AWAY MUH GUNZ AND DON’T TAKE AWAY MUH FAKE QUOTES!1!

206 wheat-dogghazi  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 6:35:15am

re: #123 sattv4u2

Hey! I used to live in Floyds Knobs. It was a little dark and smelly.

/

207 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 6:41:46am

Matt u r so troll-blocked now.

208 lawhawk  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 6:49:34am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. While VP Biden’s proposals for gun control are yet to be made known and federal action is still up in the air, NY is moving ahead with its own gun control proposals. There is consensus on several fronts and one area of disagreement.

All sides agree that background checks should be mandatory on all transfers. That would greatly expand the background check, though one wonders the mechanics of how a private seller would do the background check on another private buyer - I’m assuming that they’d have to go through a registered seller’s establishment, but I would have to see the markup of the bill to know for sure.

What’s less certain is a proposal to reduce the maximum ammo containing device from 10 to 7. Upstaters are more likely to be leery of the gun control regulations than downstaters, so this vote will probably be along those lines rather than the typical D/R mix.

209 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 6:54:24am

re: #203 Eventual Carrion

Religious hate crime. When will these fundies quit tying us up and shoving their religion down our throats?

WTJA station Altoona Pennsylvania

This asshole Holt should get 20 years for his crimes. He needs to be kept out of society until he ages enough as to cease to be a danger. Since no one has (as yet) died from his misdeeds and as he is not dead, he may still find redemption. But to do that he will need to repent of his intolerance and come to understand God’s Will in a truer form. I hope he does these things, but for now he’s an asshole who needs to be imprisoned.

210 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 6:55:22am

re: #208 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. While VP Biden’s proposals for gun control are yet to be made known and federal action is still up in the air, NY is moving ahead with its own gun control proposals. There is consensus on several fronts and one area of disagreement.

All sides agree that background checks should be mandatory on all transfers. That would greatly expand the background check, though one wonders the mechanics of how a private seller would do the background check on another private buyer - I’m assuming that they’d have to go through a registered seller’s establishment, but I would have to see the markup of the bill to know for sure.

What’s less certain is a proposal to reduce the maximum ammo containing device from 10 to 7. Upstaters are more likely to be leery of the gun control regulations than downstaters, so this vote will probably be along those lines rather than the typical D/R mix.

Hell, that last would prohibit the M1 Garand. That sort of idea really needs to be rejected.

211 Varek Raith  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 6:58:51am

re: #208 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. While VP Biden’s proposals for gun control are yet to be made known and federal action is still up in the air, NY is moving ahead with its own gun control proposals. There is consensus on several fronts and one area of disagreement.

All sides agree that background checks should be mandatory on all transfers. That would greatly expand the background check, though one wonders the mechanics of how a private seller would do the background check on another private buyer - I’m assuming that they’d have to go through a registered seller’s establishment, but I would have to see the markup of the bill to know for sure.

What’s less certain is a proposal to reduce the maximum ammo containing device from 10 to 7. Upstaters are more likely to be leery of the gun control regulations than downstaters, so this vote will probably be along those lines rather than the typical D/R mix.

The NRA sure as hell doesn’t.

212 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:02:31am

re: #211 Varek Raith

The NRA sure as hell doesn’t.

The NRA does have enough influence in the New York State legislature to block that particular proposal, which is not to say they might not succeed in amending it.

213 Targetpractice  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:03:37am

re: #211 Varek Raith

The NRA sure as hell doesn’t.

I don’t imagine there’s gonna be much proposed by Biden’s task force that the NRA will support, at least not without legislative efforts to cut as many loopholes as possible into the resulting laws.

214 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:05:36am

re: #211 Varek Raith

The NRA sure as hell doesn’t.

The only thing the NRA supports is banning and regulating anything and everything except guns.

You know, because guns are never, ever to blame for anything.

215 simoom  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:06:49am

“Don’t test us, we’re just crazy enough to do it!”

[Link: www.politico.com…]

Republican leadership officials, in a series of private meetings and conversations this past week, warned that the White House, much less the broader public, doesn’t understand how hard it will be to talk restive conservatives off the fiscal ledge. To the vast majority of House Republicans, it is far riskier long term to pile up new debt than it is to test the market and economic reaction of default or closing down the government.

GOP officials said more than half of their members are prepared to allow default unless Obama agrees to dramatic cuts he has repeatedly said he opposes. Many more members, including some party leaders, are prepared to shut down the government to make their point. House Speaker John Boehner “may need a shutdown just to get it out of their system,” said a top GOP leadership adviser. “We might need to do that for member-management purposes — so they have an endgame and can show their constituents they’re fighting.”

Boehner assumes he can ultimately talk members out of default, but he is so wounded and weakened from last month’s tax-hike battle that the speaker might very well be wrong. Obama assumes Republicans would never be so foolish as to put the economy at risk to win a spending fight. Conservatives say he’s definitely wrong on that score.

Of course, what’s missing from this is obviously if somewhere just under half of Boehner’s caucus isn’t willing to default, Boehner simply needs to drop the Hastert Rule again, and a debt ceiling increase should sail through.

216 lawhawk  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:12:30am

re: #211 Varek Raith and Dark Falcon:

The NRA will seek to block everything imaginable, but the way the NYS legislature works, if the legislative leaders for the Senate, Assembly and Governor agree, they’ll get their respective caucuses to vote in approval.

As it stands now, the State Senate is a mushy mix of GOPers with a few Democrats voting with the GOP. That gives the breakaway Democrats power to swing things - and in this case, towards the regulation on background checks. The Assembly has regularly promoted gun control legislation, so it’s all but assured to pass there. Gov. Cuomo has signaled he’d sign the package into law.

So, the NRA effect is blunted in NY at least on the background check part. I don’t think the mag/clip limitations will go as far, and in any event there’ll be grandfathering of older firearms and their mag/clips

217 simoom  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:16:53am

re: #215 simoom

Heh, that whole article is full of crazy gold. You really have to hope it’s all just posturing:

Starting Monday, Boehner will huddle with his leadership team to discuss his preliminary thinking on a spending strategy. A source who attended meetings to prepare for those private talks said GOP leaders are authentically at a loss on how to control members who don’t respond to the normal incentives of wanting to help party leaders or of avoiding situations — like default — that could be public relations nightmares.

To pacify conservatives, he made two promises to his members that will greatly restrict his ability to craft a compromise in the spending fights ahead. The first promise was to bring to the floor only legislation a majority of his members support and do it through the committee process. The second was to increase the debt limit only in exchange for a dollar-for-dollar decrease in spending in the time period covered by that debt increase.

In a meeting between House GOP leadership and outside campaign groups at the Republican National Committee on Thursday, Boehner’s chief of staff, Mike Sommers, discussed the possibility of increasing the debt limit for only one to three months — a move that would rattle markets and threaten the U.S. credit rating.

Boehner’s own staff has warned conservative lawmakers that deficits will soar, as interest rates rise, the markets will tumble and the economy will face catastrophe if they truly follow through on default. They will walk members through a presentation on this scenario this week, and the hope is conservatives will conclude it would be economic and political suicide to go all in. But GOP leaders have made similar pitches before, and most House Republicans didn’t buy it. They are willing to take that risk because they believe the future consequences of more spending are more severe.

218 Varek Raith  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:18:46am

re: #217 simoom

Heh, that whole article is full of crazy gold. You really have to hope it’s all just posturing:

219 erik_t  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:20:40am

re: #217 simoom

Heh, that whole article is full of crazy gold. You really have to hope it’s all just posturing:

Nothing’s more dangerous than a Republican lawmaker who actually believes in his party’s positions.

220 William Barnett-Lewis  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:21:35am

Hey, is there a place to debunk the other fake quotes like montecello.org for the Jefferson ones?

221 Obdicut  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:22:42am

re: #217 simoom

The GOP has been telling people for more than four years now that the debt is the single biggest problem, and now they’re confused as to why people believe them. They also insisted that raising the debt ceiling was the same thing as spending more, and they’re surprised when their members believe them.

This sort of idiocy is really weird to me. So many of my freshly-ex-Republican friends are wandering around not believing that things got to this state, and it’s weird because I fucking told them this was the inevitable path of the GOP once they fully embraced the anti-science lunacy. Once you divorce yourself from science, you divorce yourself from accountability and you have no way of actually calling people to order.

222 lawhawk  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:23:59am

re: #220 William Barnett-Lewis

Unfortunately, you’d have to go to each of the Presidential libraries or Library of Congress. It depends on the facilities/staffing at each to devote time to debunking those supposed quotes.

223 lawhawk  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:27:37am

re: #221 Obdicut

Budget process - bills passed by Congress appropriate funds to be expended.
Debt limit - caps spending by government.

The GOP is using the latter as a way to claw back on the former, even though the budget process already appropriated the funds.

And while the dollar cost of the debt has soared under President Obama, as the percentage of GNP it has fallen. Moreover, the President has actually held the line on spending - moreso than President Bush did (in part due to cutbacks on war spending).

224 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:31:43am

re: #215 simoom

“Don’t test us, we’re just crazy enough to do it!”

[Link: www.politico.com…]

Of course, what’s missing from this is obviously if somewhere just under half of Boehner’s caucus isn’t willing to default, Boehner simply needs to drop the Hastert Rule again, and a debt ceiling increase should sail through.

The problem with that is Dennis Hastert was right when he said after the sequester delay and tax deal passed: “Maybe you can do it once, maybe you can do it twice, but when you start making deals when you have to get Democrats to pass the legislation, you are not in power anymore”. The basic issue is that passing bills mostly on Democratic votes means that it will be Democratic concerns that are paramount, and Republican priorities will be given lesser consideration. The problem John Boehner has is that, as the House is currently composed, 20 House Republicans could block a vote on the debt ceiling simply by refusing to vote in favor of a debt limit increase under any politically possible circumstances.

What those Republicans fail to understand (as Ramesh Ponnuru points out in the current issue of National Review) is that their desire to avoid voting for more debt would then rob Speaker Boehner of bargaining power, while leaves him with no practical choice but to accept a deal that leans strongly Democratic. Thus, those who in practical terms refuse to negotiate with Obama at all will likely relegate themselves to the sidelines, where they may then freely guard their ‘purity’ with out having to actually do legislative work.

225 simoom  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:32:14am

re: #223 lawhawk

The GOP is using the latter as a way to claw back on the former, even though the budget process already appropriated the funds.

If only they’d be willing to wait a couple more weeks and they can fight it out over the sequestration and the expiring continuing resolution. Then if they must, with the debt ceiling issue off the table and behind them, they can do a gov’t shutdown “for member-management purposes.” /

226 Obdicut  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:35:47am

re: #224 Dark_Falcon

is that their desire to avoid voting for more debt would then rob Speaker Boehner of bargaining power

They don’t have a desire to avoid voting for more debt. They already did that. They have a desire to avoid voting for the US actually paying its debts. They want to skip out on the bill. They want to not pay what is owed.

That is what not raising the debt ceiling means. They want the government to be a thief and a con-man. They want this through a mixture of stupidity and ideological blindness.

227 lawhawk  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:38:07am

re: #222 lawhawk

What’s probably needed is a snopes site dedicated solely to firearms quotes and the Founders (and other famous folks).

228 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:46:15am

re: #220 William Barnett-Lewis

Hey, is there a place to debunk the other fake quotes like montecello.org for the Jefferson ones?

guncite.org (which is actually a pro NRA site) has a page debunking fake quotes, but it only has a few of them.

When you Google the suspicious quote, the first thing that you get is a bunch of RWNJ sites that are just parroting each other. You have to find something that looks like an academic site or historical archive.

David Barton is known to have made up a whole bunch of fake quotes which he attributed to the Founders.

Another Fake Quotes debunking page.

Yesterday I tweeted a FAKE QUOTE and instead of having a meltdown and blocking me, the fake-quote-tweeter actually thanked me for correcting the error, so you can get through once in a while.

229 darthstar  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:46:19am

re: #227 lawhawk

What’s probably needed is a snopes site dedicated solely to firearms quotes and the Founders (and other famous folks).

My favorite gun quote came from a lizard here quoting Mother Theresa: “I don’t often buy guns, but when I do, I buy a Bushmaster.” Fucking hilarious. And now true as it’s on the internet.

230 darthstar  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:46:50am

Mornin’ everyone.

231 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:49:22am

“I like big butts and I cannot lie, you Founding Fathers can’t deny, that when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist and a big thing in your face you get sprung!” — Thomas “Mixalot” Jefferson

232 Mattand  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:51:07am

re: #207 Vicious Babushka

Matt u r so troll-blocked now.

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She issued a subsequent tweet commanding people to “take em down”.

What cracks me up is that I wasn’t being nasty or condescending. These people really have incredibly thin skins protected by a thick bubble of their own reality.

233 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:53:36am

re: #232 Mattand

She issued a subsequent tweet commanding people to “take em down”.

What cracks me up is that I wasn’t being nasty or condescending. These people really have incredibly thin skins protected by a thick bubble of their own reality.

But then you see on #TGDN

Thanks for following me! Following u back! We RWNJ’s have to stick together!

over and over and over and over. Is that not the very definition of spamming? LOL.

234 lawhawk  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:54:31am
235 lawhawk  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:55:41am

re: #229 darthstar

Yeah, there were some hilarious attributed quips from various Presidents and famous figures. The Mother Teresa quote was unparalleled though.

236 William Barnett-Lewis  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:02:16am

re: #228 Vicious Babushka

guncite.org (which is actually a pro NRA site) has a page debunking fake quotes, but it only has a few of them.

When you Google the suspicious quote, the first thing that you get is a bunch of RWNJ sites that are just parroting each other. You have to find something that looks like an academic site or historical archive.

David Barton is known to have made up a whole bunch of fake quotes which he attributed to the Founders.

Another Fake Quotes debunking page.

Yesterday I tweeted a FAKE QUOTE and instead of having a meltdown and blocking me, the fake-quote-tweeter actually thanked me for correcting the error, so you can get through once in a while.

Thanks. I do my trying at the gun sites I still hang at, though most there don’t want to hear either. Still, we do what we can.

237 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:04:45am

re: #233 Vicious Babushka

But then you see on #TGDN

over and over and over and over. Is that not the very definition of spamming? LOL.

They imagine their following each other to be an invincible line of walls and bunkers from which they can resist raids by “liberals intended to throw conservatives into the Twitter Gulag”. My own view of their ‘defense network’:

“I build TiGDeN,
a fortress lame and DERPy.
Free from all li-ber-als!
I have no need for Reason,
Reason causes pain.
Its compromise and logic I disdain!

I am a DERP!
I am a TiGGG-DeNN!”

- With Apologies to Paul Simon and Art Garfunkle

238 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:06:14am

re: #237 Dark_Falcon

They imagine their following each other to be an invincible line of walls and bunkers from which they can resist raids by “liberals intended to throw conservatives into the Twitter Gulag”. My own view of their ‘defense network’:

“I build TiGDeN,
a fortress lame and DERPy.
Free from all li-ber-als!
I have no need for Reason,
Reason causes pain.
Its compromise and logic I disdain!

I am a DERP!
I am a TiGGG-DeNN!”

- With Apologies to Paul Simon and Art Garfunkle

They don’t seem to understand that Twitter.com has TOS which they can enforce, they are not a “Free speech” public forum any more than any other Internet venue.

239 darthstar  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:07:44am
240 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:08:21am

re: #237 Dark_Falcon

They imagine their following each other to be an invincible line of walls and bunkers from which they can resist raids by “liberals intended to throw conservatives into the Twitter Gulag”. My own view of their ‘defense network’:

“I build TiGDeN,
a fortress lame and DERPy.
Free from all li-ber-als!
I have no need for Reason,
Reason causes pain.
Its compromise and logic I disdain!

I am a DERP!
I am a TiGGG-DeNN!”

- With Apologies to Paul Simon and Art Garfunkle

Note: I called the “Twitter Gulag Defense Network” ‘TiGDen’ in the parody lyrics to keep the lyrics singable. The ‘i’ and ‘e’ are lower case to make clear that they are not part of the “official” acronym.

241 lawhawk  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:09:17am

Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he switched to Remington, he could smell like he’s me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a boat with the man your man could smell like. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man smells like Remington and not a lady. I’m on a horse.

- George Washington

242 darthstar  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:10:33am

re: #240 Dark_Falcon

Note: I called the “Twitter Gulag Defense Network” ‘TiGDen’ in the parody lyrics to keep the lyrics singable. The ‘i’ and ‘e’ are lower case to make clear that they are not part of the “official” acronym.

And a derp feels no shame.
And a TGDN never learns…

243 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:11:23am

I love the look they give each other just before the start singing.

No words needed.

And how are you this morning?

244 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:11:33am

These people are so fricken history ignorant.

245 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:12:25am

re: #239 darthstar

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4 white men weighing in on diversity against a 1 black man?

246 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:12:58am

re: #238 Vicious Babushka

They don’t seem to understand that Twitter.com has TOS which they can enforce, they are not a “Free speech” public forum any more than any other Internet venue.

to those who thing anything like a Twitter Gulag actually exists, any restriction on their speech and trolling amounts to ‘tyranny’, while restricting and blocking liberals is seen as a ‘justified action in the struggle to Take America Back’. This mentality is simply delusional and is the product of “Failed Historian” Conspiracism (the term is Jonathan Kay’s).

247 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:14:03am

re: #241 lawhawk

Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he switched to Remington, he could shoot like he’s me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a boat with the man your man could shoot like. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man shoots a Remington and not a ladysmith. I’m on a horse.

- George Washington

248 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:15:11am

re: #242 darthstar

And a derp feels no shame.
And a TGDN never learns…

Good addition. It’ll be added to the song, with you credited for it.

249 darthstar  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:17:10am

re: #248 Dark_Falcon

Good addition. It’ll be added to the song, with you credited for it.

Just send me an advance on my royalties.

250 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:20:33am

So, I’m having a mellow and not totally horrible Monday Morning.

Their voices have changed, but in no way diminshed the beauty of the song. Not many performer/artists can say that.

251 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:23:31am

re: #249 darthstar

Just send me an advance on my royalties.

I can send you an advance on the advance for an exorbitant interest rate and your signature in blood on a contract very much biased in my favor.

252 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:27:24am

re: #251 FemNaziBitch

I can send you an advance on the advance for an exorbitant interest rate and your signature in blood on a contract very much biased in my favor.

Such contracts must signed with the blood of a Socialist, such was the will of the Great Rand. Do you have a Socialist you can bleed?

///

253 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:28:17am

re: #252 Dark_Falcon

Such contracts must signed with the blood of a Socialist, such was the will of the Great Rand. Do you have a Socialist you can bleed?

///

No use. Every time I look at one, their blood freezes.

254 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:29:42am

*FACE PALM*

255 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:33:56am

re: #254 Vicious Babushka

*FACE PALM*

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256 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:34:11am
“Russia’s Justice Ministry in Moscow has a list of banned “extremist” material. Winnie the Pooh is now on it. To be precise, depictions of “Winnie the Pooh with a swastika.” Come again?

As related by the Moscow Times, Russia’s list of banned extremist material originates out of district court decisions around the country. The list now numbers 414 items, including “a flag with a cross,” so theoretically the Swiss flag is banned.”

WTF is going on with Russia?

257 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:34:58am

Gallup poll: Sentiment for tougher gun laws “spikes”. It went all the way up to 38%.

[Link: www.gallup.com…]

258 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:36:07am

re: #255 Dark_Falcon

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It’s not what he said, he said that Chrysler was outsourcing US jobs to China. Chrysler is not laying anyone off in the US, they are adding additional jobs in China.

PS: congratulations on the Stalker Site Award, DF…

259 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:36:53am

CRYBABY

260 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:36:55am
261 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:39:23am

re: #260 Lidane

Wisconsin gun club seeks to host annual gun show at local elementary school

I think we are making progress. Stuff like this used to be so common that it went unnoticed in the press.

Some might call it “overreacting”, but I think it simply a case of an overdue reaction.

262 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:41:48am

re: #258 Sol Berdinowitz

It’s not what he said, he said that Chrysler was outsourcing US jobs to China. Chrysler is not laying anyone off in the US, they are adding additional jobs in China.

PS: congratulations on the Stalker Site Award, DF…

263 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:44:24am

re: #258 Sol Berdinowitz

It’s not what he said, he said that Chrysler was outsourcing US jobs to China. Chrysler is not laying anyone off in the US, they are adding additional jobs in China.

PS: congratulations on the Stalker Site Award, DF…

I object to that award, BTW. I had some pretty sharp collisions with Charles in 2012. But I do still respect him and in Stalker Bizzaro World that makes me a sycophant.

264 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:45:21am
265 makeitstop  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:45:56am

Obama is taking it straight to the Rs over the debt ceiling.

Live stream

266 jaunte  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:46:23am

News conference.
[Link: www.whitehouse.gov…]

The president explains that raising the debt ceiling means paying the bills.

267 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:50:13am

re: #265 makeitstop

Obama is taking it straight to the Rs over the debt ceiling.

Live stream

That sound you hear is all the RWNJs having a collective head explosion.

268 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:50:51am

re: #263 Dark_Falcon

I object to that award, BTW. I had some pretty sharp collisions with Charles in 2012. But I do still respect him and in Stalker Bizzaro World that makes me a sycophant.

The wholepremise seems to be you have betrayed your conservative principles to kowtow and brown-nose Charles so you many be allowed to continue posting here and that the site is just one ongoing competition to please the Great One.

I joined this site in 2007 to argue with conservatives, mostly because I found that although the site was pretty right-wint, it was not as brutally knuckle-dragging as most other conservative sites and one could even have a reasoned discussion here without immediately reverting to the sort of name-calling that you found in a lot of other places.

That aspect of the site has not changed, nor has Charles’ low tolerance for pointless personal attacks.

269 jaunte  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:51:45am

re: #267 Lidane

That sound you hear is all the RWNJs having a collective head explosion.

270 gwangung  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:52:46am

re: #269 jaunte

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Arrogant meaning “smart person of color who makes arguments I can’t refute.”

271 jaunte  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:55:03am

“I am required by law to go ahead and pay these bills.”

272 Gus  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:55:43am

re: #269 jaunte

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Intelligent black man = arrogant per wingnut

273 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:56:10am
274 makeitstop  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:57:57am

re: #273 Lidane

President Obama is schooling Chuck Todd. heeeeeeeee

I was just going to mention this. Todd is playing dumb, only I get the feeling he isn’t really playing.

275 lawhawk  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:58:56am

Congress can’t even come up with $1.2t in cuts; they can’t meet their own criteria without drastically cutting Medicare, Medicaid, or defense spending.

Here’s what would work - close to $2t in deficit reduction, plus interest savings gives about $2.5t. Need to get $1.5t more. The President’s package would achieve that.

If goal is to be responsible, then he’s happy to have that.

276 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:59:36am

Good morning lizards!

277 Gus  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:59:51am

He said “gun at the Americans’ heads!!!!”

278 lawhawk  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:01:28am

Congress can either give the President the authority to raise the debt ceiling, or Congress can raise it themselves. There are no other options. If the GOP doesn’t want to raise the debt ceiling, this is on them.

You don’t want to welch on the bills you’ve already appropriated.

If you want to curb spending going forward, then we can have that discussion. But the debt ceiling goes to meeting obligations already made.

279 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:01:59am

re: #272 Gus

Intelligent black man = arrogant per wingnut

BITCH = intelligent, assertive woman.

assertive is a positive statement when used in reference to a woman.

I love how anyone who can hold their own against a power is derided, unless it is a white male, then he is praised.

280 Gus  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:02:57am

Major Garrett looks into his crystal ball.

281 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:03:09am

re: #278 lawhawk

Congress can either give the President the authority to raise the debt ceiling, or Congress can raise it themselves. There are no other options. If the GOP doesn’t want to raise the debt ceiling, this is on them.

You don’t want to welch on the bills you’ve already appropriated.

If you want to curb spending going forward, then we can have that discussion. But the debt ceiling goes to meeting obligations already made.

The think is, IMHO, people have little confidence it will actually be spent on bills. This is Congress, afterall, they have their own under-the-table debts they have to pay.

282 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:04:39am

Ok, I’ve gotten thru my email.

And finished with Simon and Garfunkel.

I’m now listening to POTUS on C-SPAN for iphone.

283 makeitstop  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:06:57am

Man, you want to talk about arrogant? Chuck Todd and Major Garrett are providing a perfect definition of the term.

284 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:07:26am

“The threat of default hurts our economy”

“the American People agreed with ME”

285 b_sharp  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:07:39am

At -26C, no matter how sunny it is, the rock I’m catching rays on still freezes my tiny little lizard balls.

286 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:07:40am

HOW ABOUT TAKING AWAY FOOD STAMPS FROM WORTHLESS WALMART WORKERS WELFARE MOOCHERS

287 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:08:39am

AH, the executive order attempted trap question regarding gunz contrul.

288 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:09:47am

“How we are gathering Data”

Thank You Mr. President.

289 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:10:44am

drumming up fear is “good for business”

Damn, he nailed it.

290 makeitstop  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:10:59am

Nice little jab at the NRA there… ‘Ginning up fear that someone is going to take all your guns.’

291 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:11:41am

re: #290 makeitstop

Nice little jab at the NRA there… ‘Ginning up fear that someone is going to take all your guns.’

Yes, I can’t wait to hear the

fear moar gunz

spin on this.

292 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:13:29am

US Embassy employee killed with knife in South Africa; suspect due in court

JOHANNESBURG — An official in South Africa says a woman suspected of murdering an American Embassy employee over the weekend will appear in court Tuesday.

The U.S. Embassy on Monday confirmed the death of Christopher “Norm” Bates, who was the information management officer at the Johannesburg U.S. Consulate. He was an 11-year State Department employee.

Police Lt. Col. Lungelo Dlamini said the 41-year-old Bates was allegedly stabbed to death Sunday morning around 3 a.m. at a Johannesburg apartment. Dlamini said a guard heard a woman screaming and saw the woman with a knife in her hand and Bates with stab wounds.

Dlamini said the 29-year-old woman would appear in court Tuesday.

293 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:14:09am

But that won’t stop the NRA and every gun fetishist in this country from trying.

294 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:14:19am

#TGDN is insane with Obamarage.

295 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:15:13am

re: #294 Vicious Babushka

#TGDN is insane with Obamarage.

They’re just insane. The Obamarage is a bonus feature.

296 b_sharp  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:15:44am

re: #294 Vicious Babushka

#TGDN is insane with Obamarage.

Please let the next US President be a Democratic Black Woman.

297 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:16:32am

Yes, the elites (the rich, the corporations, the politicians) must be perceived to be accountable to the law.

298 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:16:59am

re: #296 b_sharp

Please let the next US President be a Democratic Black Woman.

It would be like the “sledge-o-matic” with heads exploding.

299 b_sharp  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:16:59am

re: #292 NJDhockeyfan

US Embassy employee killed with knife in South Africa; suspect due in court

Yes, knives can be used to kill Americans, in the US and abroad.

300 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:17:34am
301 b_sharp  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:17:44am

re: #298 FemNaziBitch

It would be like the “sledge-o-matic” with heads exploding.

It would look like the final scenes from Mars Attacks.

302 Gus  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:17:47am

re: #299 b_sharp

Yes, knives can be used to kill Americans, in the US and abroad.

Impeach!

303 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:18:04am
304 stabby  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:21:10am

re: #296 b_sharp

Please let the next US President be a Democratic Black Woman.

Only if we can put high doses of antipsychotics into the water supply in the south. Our crazy states need a rest.

305 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:23:56am

re: #304 stabby

Only if we can put high doses of antipsychotics into the water supply in the south. Our crazy states need a rest.

legalize pot. Southern States revenue would increase as a side benefit.

306 makeitstop  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:24:34am

He’s really staying on point this morning. He’s swinging every answer back to his primary point. Nice job.

307 Gus  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:25:40am
308 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:26:31am

re: #296 b_sharp

Please let the next US President be a Lesbian Democratic Black Woman.

309 stabby  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:27:18am

Heh, Rachel Maddow for president!

310 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:27:47am

Nice use of ASS - u- ME

311 stabby  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:28:14am

The zinger will be when Lindsay Graham admits that he was born a woman.

312 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:28:27am

re: #308 Vicious Babushka

OMG!! hell fires would rage down from

oh, wait,

they would have to come-up from the center of the earth.

313 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:28:39am

re: #311 stabby

The zinger will be when Lindsay Graham admits that he was born a woman.

ROTFLAMO!!!!!

314 William Barnett-Lewis  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:29:27am

re: #308 Vicious Babushka

re: #296 b_sharp

Please let the next US President be aMarried to her same sex partner Lesbian Democratic Black Woman.

315 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:29:35am

Man, he isn’t afraid to say it.

“big spending socialist”

I love it.

316 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:29:37am

Cue the freakouts from both wingnuts and moonbats.

317 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:30:10am
318 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:30:36am

Dumbest dumbass on Teh Interwebz is dumb


Obama record spending—least spending in 30 years

319 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:31:08am

“The “Optics” useful for them”

I love it!

320 stabby  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:31:12am

I missed the stream link… I hope they post the whole thing as soon as he finishes

321 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:31:51am

re: #320 stabby

I missed the stream link… I hope they post the whole thing as soon as he finishes

Yes, I want to post the gun part on my fb.

I try to document the source to counteract the spin.

322 jaunte  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:33:10am
323 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:33:37am
324 lawhawk  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:33:57am

re: #318 Vicious Babushka

Ah, you’ve identified the
ID10T error. Followed shortly by the BSD.

The Constitution, how does it work. They can recite it, but apparently TPers can’t be bothered to understand how it works.

The Constitution specifically provides Congress with the power of the purse. If you’ve got a question about spending, take it up with that dysfunctional group. The House originates spending bills, which get negotiated with the Senate and President in order to secure passage.

The President doesn’t unilaterally come up with a budget and spend it without Congressional action.

325 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:34:50am

re: #324 lawhawk

Ah, you’ve identified the
ID10T error. Followed shortly by the BSD.

The Constitution, how does it work. They can recite it, but apparently TPers can’t be bothered to understand how it works.

The Constitution specifically provides Congress with the power of the purse. If you’ve got a question about spending, take it up with that dysfunctional group. The House originates spending bills, which get negotiated with the Senate and President in order to secure passage.

The President doesn’t unilaterally come up with a budget and spend it without Congressional action.

Tyrannical thinking they project onto the POTUS.

Remember, these are the same people who when asked about Contraception say: “I think people should…”

326 jaunte  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:35:13am
327 stabby  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:36:20am

re: #318 Vicious Babushka

Dumbest dumbass on Teh Interwebz is dumb

Jim Hoft:
Barack Obama: How Dare Congress Hold Me Responsible On My Record Spending! #Joker

Obama record spending—least spending in 30 years

You have to understand, when Democrats spend money, they’re just spending money, but when Republicans spend money they’re trying to make the government go broke so that they can force the end of all social programs. As one of Reagan’s cabinat put it “we took away your toys!”

Making the government go broke so that you can end social security and medicare just to spite those lazy n*****s doesn’t count.

328 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:38:06am
329 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:39:28am

re: #327 stabby

Obama record spending—least spending in 30 years

You have to understand, when Democrats spend money, they’re just spending money, but when Republicans spend money they’re trying to make the government go broke so that they can force the end of all social programs. As one of Reagan’s cabinat put it “we took away your toys!”

Making the government go broke so that you can end social security and medicare just to spite those lazy n*****s doesn’t count.

Strangely, I just read (listened to) last night nearly those exact same words in All The King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren. . Elitist voters in the state were railing against the populist governor. This is in a novel awarded the Pulitzer in 1947.

330 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:42:38am

re: #329 FemNaziBitch

You have to understand, when Democrats spend money, they’re just spending money, but when Republicans spend money they’re trying to make the government go broke so that they can force the end of all social programs. As one of Reagan’s cabinat put it “we took away your toys!”

Making the government go broke so that you can end social security and medicare just to spite those lazy n*****s doesn’t count.

Strangely, I just read (listened to) last night nearly those exact same words in All The King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren. . Elitist voters in the state were railing against the populist governor. This is in a novel awarded the Pulitzer in 1947.

That was part of how Huey Long was able to gain power in Louisiana: He was able to get notable numbers of black voters registered and to the polls. He couldn’t get what he wanted with the state’s existing electorate so he (quite legitimately) enlarged it.

331 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:42:49am
332 Gus  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:44:15am
333 Gus  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:44:33am
334 stabby  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:45:18am

re: #332 Gus

God!

Start a recall vote on that lying traitor.

335 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:45:43am
336 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:45:46am

re: #327 stabby

Obama record spending—least spending in 30 years

You have to understand, when Democrats spend money, they’re just spending money, but when Republicans spend money they’re trying to make the government go broke so that they can force the end of all social programs. As one of Reagan’s cabinat put it “we took away your toys!”

Making the government go broke so that you can end social security and medicare just to spite those lazy n*****s doesn’t count.

There’s some folks that, if they don’t know, you can’t tell ‘em.
- L Armstrong

337 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:47:01am

re: #330 Dark_Falcon

That was part of how Huey Long was able to gain power in Louisiana: He was able to get notable numbers of black voters registered and to the polls. He couldn’t get what he wanted with the state’s existing electorate so he (quite legitimately) enlarged it.

The point being that the programs were necessary and elites lost control.

338 boredtechindenver  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:48:09am

re: #244 Vicious Babushka

These people are so fricken history ignorant.

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Gerald Ford, born born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.

339 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:49:18am
340 stabby  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:49:45am

PJ’s spin on the press conference:
pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/01/14/the-obama-presser

Notice that their comment section is pretty empty these days.

It’s funny that they’re listed as having some huge multiple of LGF’s views. How do they do that?

341 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:50:02am

re: #338 boredtechindenver

Gerald Ford, born born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.

What’s on his Birth Certificate!1!1

342 stabby  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:50:22am

let me make that an actual link
[Link: pjmedia.com…]

343 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:52:11am

re: #338 boredtechindenver

Gerald Ford, born born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.

Interesting. His real father was a total shitbag.

…Ford later said his biological father had a history of hitting his mother.[5] James M. Cannon, a member of the Ford administration, wrote in a Ford biography that the Kings’ separation and divorce were sparked when, a few days after Ford’s birth, Leslie King threatened Dorothy with a butcher knife and threatened to kill her, Ford, and Ford’s nursemaid. Ford later told confidantes that his father had first hit his mother on their honeymoon for smiling at another man.[6]

After two and a half years with her parents, on February 1, 1916, Dorothy married Gerald Rudolff Ford, a salesman in a family-owned paint and varnish company. They then called her son Gerald Rudolff Ford, Jr. The future president was never formally adopted, however, and he did not legally change his name until December 3, 1935; he also used a more conventional spelling of his middle name.[7] He was raised in Grand Rapids with his three half brothers from his mother’s second marriage: Thomas Gardner Ford (1918–1995), Richard Addison Ford (born 1924), and James Francis Ford (1927–2001).

344 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:52:55am

re: #343 NJDhockeyfan

I just read all that. Very interesting.

345 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:55:10am

More idiocy in my state:

346 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:55:42am

re: #345 Lidane

More idiocy in my state:

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Why are you still there?

347 gwangung  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:56:29am

re: #345 Lidane

More idiocy in my state:

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Didn’t they ALREADY have an investigation that found CHRISTIAN indoctrination?

348 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:56:34am

bbl

349 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:56:45am

re: #346 FemNaziBitch

Why are you still there?

Because my job is here and I’m not in a financial position to move or live anywhere else.

350 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:57:54am

re: #346 FemNaziBitch

Why are you still there?

Only way to save Texas is for everyone to move there.
//

351 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:58:49am

re: #346 FemNaziBitch

Why are you still there?

The BBQ is awesome!

352 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:59:31am
353 lawhawk  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:59:34am
354 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:59:54am

re: #351 NJDhockeyfan

The BBQ is awesome!

True, but the politics in this state sucks balls. The GOP here are batshit.

355 Gus  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:00:07am

re: #352 Lidane

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Sadists.

356 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:00:42am

re: #334 stabby

God!

Start a recall vote on that lying traitor.

United States Senators cannot be recalled. That only applies to state and local officials.

357 BongCrodny  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:00:53am

re: #350 Feline Fearless Leader

Only way to save Texas is for everyone to move there.
//

Everybody move to Texas.
Everybody join the Republican Party.

I’ll be right behind you guys, I swear.

358 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:01:33am

re: #352 Lidane

[Embedded content]

Prosecution Abated By Death.

359 stabby  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:01:56am

re: #350 Feline Fearless Leader

Only way to save Texas is for everyone to move there.
//

Texas has enough hispanics to go blue. In order to prevent that, the state spends more money challenging voters and making it hard to stay registered to vote then it spends on elections.

I bet Texas has a lot of electoral votes.

360 gwangung  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:03:25am

re: #353 lawhawk

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And basically, this is still GOP douchery that they don’t want to pay for new bills for repairs that need to happen RIGHT NOW.

361 Varek Raith  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:04:04am

re: #358 Dark_Falcon

Prosecution Abated By Death.

The way they went after him was completely and utterly unnecessary.
They made him out to be some kind of terrible monster.

362 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:04:52am

re: #361 Varek Raith

The way they went after him was completely and utterly unnecessary.
They made him out to be some kind of terrible monster.

And as soon as he dies, they drop the charges. Assholes.

363 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:05:35am

In my darker moments, I harbor this unseemly hope that the preppers are right and we are facing an imminent collapse of society. I have always tried to help the homeless as responsibly and respectfully as I could, and getting to know some of them has been a real eye-opener, but what do you do when arrogant banksters, money grubbers, and fake status seekers come to your door begging? I wonder if I would see it as payback time. A lot of better prepared and more resourceful people will, you know. Hey, consumer units, eat your SUVs and keep your Mcmansions warm by burning your trashy furniture. It’s all mortgaged anyway.

364 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:05:48am

Looks like the Russians are helping Assad hide…

REPORT: Assad Has Left Syria For A Warship In The Mediterranean

After nearly two years of conflict and 117,000 displaced Syrians UPI reports Syrian President Bashar Assad and his family have left the country and live aboard a warship manned with Russian security.

UPI cites an Al-Watan report claiming Assad’s family are somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea and that the semi-deposed president travels back to the country by helicopter for meetings and receptions.

From UPI:

When he flies to his embattled country, the president lands at undisclosed locations and is transported to the presidential palace under heavy guard, the sources said. The Russian-guarded warship provides a safe environment for Assad, who has lost confidence in his own security detail, the report said.

Assad’s presence on the warship suggests he has been granted political asylum by Russia but there has been no official comment from Moscow, the newspaper said. Assad’s presence on the ship could be a sign of looming negotiations on the conflict in Syria, the report said.

While negotiations continue stumbling toward a beginning, Assad can take little comfort in the rebels growing proficiency with surface-to-air missiles. Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) have been appearing with great frequency among rebel forces and it only takes one shot to take down a helicopter flying in off the coast.

Assad may take some comfort residing offshore, but if the reports are true, that ride back in must be tense.

365 Gus  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:05:49am

Osher UCSD: Leon Leyson

Holocaust survivor Leon Leyson reflects on his incredible luck that put him on the infamous “Schindler’s List,” sparing him from a disastrous fate in Nazi Germany. Series: Osher UCSD Distinguished Lecture Series [5/2008] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 14221]

366 lawhawk  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:08:19am

re: #360 gwangung

Yup. The vote is scheduled for tomorrow. The NY/NJ delegation seems to think that they’ve got the votes to get both of the House bills passed.

368 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:09:30am

re: #337 FemNaziBitch

The point being that the programs were necessary and elites lost control.

The old elites lost control. The political machine Huey Long built produced the new elites that ran the state for decades after the Kingfish’s murder.

369 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:10:46am

re: #362 Lidane

And as soon as he dies, they drop the charges. Assholes.

They have to. You can’t convict someone of a crime after they are dead.

370 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:11:20am

I’m sure this will help Rick Scott’s approval in Florida:

Heh.

371 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:12:24am

re: #369 Dark_Falcon

They have to. You can’t convict someone of a crime after they are dead.

I know that. But the point is, they treated him like a monster and went after him to make an example of him, leading directly to his death. Now that he’s gone, suddenly they’re sympathetic.

WTF.

372 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:13:52am

re: #371 Lidane

I know that. But the point is, they treated him like a monster and went after him to make an example of him, leading directly to his death. Now that he’s gone, suddenly they’re sympathetic.

WTF.

It’s common, really. BBL

373 Varek Raith  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:14:22am

re: #370 Lidane

I’m sure this will help Rick Scott’s approval in Florida:

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Heh.

Lol.

374 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:14:35am

re: #364 NJDhockeyfan

Looks like the Russians are helping Assad hide…

REPORT: Assad Has Left Syria For A Warship In The Mediterranean

While negotiations continue stumbling toward a beginning, Assad can take little comfort in the rebels growing proficiency with surface-to-air missiles. Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) have been appearing with great frequency among rebel forces and it only takes one shot to take down a helicopter flying in off the coast.

Assad may take some comfort residing offshore, but if the reports are true, that ride back in must be tense.

Hopefully his days are numbered.

375 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:14:41am

re: #345 Lidane

More idiocy in my state:

[Embedded content]

Informal survey for Texas lizardoids:

The Texas Constitution refers to “idiots, lunatics, persons non-compos mentis, and common drunkards.”

What percentage of Texas politicians fall into this constitutionally designated class?
A. 100%
B. 99.9%
C. 99.8%
D. Ron Paul!
E. Why do you hate God?

376 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:15:48am

Work is calling..See ya!

377 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:16:13am

re: #375 Shiplord Kirel

Informal survey for Texas lizardoids:

The Texas Constitution refers to “idiots, lunatics, persons non-compos mentis, and common drunkards.”

What percentage of Texas politicians fall into this constitutionally designated class?
A. 100%
B. 99.9%
C. 99.8%
D. Ron Paul!
E. Why do you hate God?

F. Chemtrails! Agenda 21! FEMA camps! ACORN! Eleventy!

378 Kragar  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:21:24am

Alleged pedophile Klayman predicts armed revolution

Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman is once again calling for a revolution in his WorldNetDaily column, telling readers to “pray that Obama and Biden and the likes of Pelosi and Reid are so stupid as to carry through with their threats, so that the masses will finally be provoked to rise up as they did in colonial times.”

He called Vice President Biden’s gun task force recommendations, which haven’t even been released yet, “a declaration of war against the American people and our way of life” and hopes they “will in the end serve to be their own undoing and result in our liberation from their evil clutches.”

379 stabby  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:23:20am

re: #370 Lidane

I’m sure this will help Rick Scott’s approval in Florida:

Huffington Post
@HuffingtonPost
Satanists plan rally for GOP governor huff.to/11uBYzi

Heh.

They’re probably a lot more reasonable than the other religious group that supported Rick Scott during his presidential bid:

380 Kragar  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:25:48am

Nutcases calling for armed insurgence everyday, but when shootings occur, its because of everything but them and their guns.

381 Kragar  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:28:12am

Priebus: Republicans in blue states ‘ought to be’ rigging Electoral College

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus says that conservative lawmakers in blue states like Wisconsin “ought to be looking at” ways to rig the Electoral College system to tilt elections towards Republican candidates in a way that could have allowed presidential candidate Mitt Romney to win.

On Sunday, the Journal Sentinel reported that Priebus had called on states that traditionally vote for Democratic presidential candidates — but are controlled by Republican legislatures — to devise a scheme to split electoral votes instead of awarding them to a single candidate.

“I think it’s something that a lot of states that have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red ought to be looking at,” the RNC chairman explained, noting that such a system would give state lawmakers “more local control.”

Screw what people actually want, its all about keeping the party in power.

What a fucking bastard.

382 Gus  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:28:51am

re: #380 Kragar

Nutcases calling for armed insurgence everyday, but when shootings occur, its because of everything but them and their guns.

We’re not a violent group and to prove that I call for an armed insurrection!

383 allegro  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:30:07am

re: #382 Gus

We’re not a violent group and to prove that I call for an armed insurrection!

KKK: We’re not a hate group, we just want all the best stuff for white people.

384 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:30:08am

re: #378 Kragar

Alleged pedophile Klayman predicts armed revolution

I really think these apocalyptic predictions might become self-fulfilling. When they rise up, the civilized world will have two, and only two, responses: Either kill them or disarm them and lock them up, whichever is most needful and practical at the moment.

385 Kragar  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:30:15am

re: #382 Gus

We’re not a violent group and to prove that I call for an armed insurrection!

“What the fuck do you mean I have violent tendencies? I’ll fucking kick your ass if you say that shit again!”

386 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:30:21am

Hatesite Mondowiess is pretty excited that MSNBC is mainstreaming Israel boycott

‘Fantastic’– MSNBC’s Hayes airs segment critical of Superbowl advertiser SodaStream for working in illegal West Bank settlement

Is boycott finally reaching the American mainstream? Well it’s on MSNBC, and in a favorable light.

An ad for SodaStream, the Israeli company that produces seltzer makers, is scheduled to air at the Superbowl on February 3. The ad, which was abruptly banned in the UK a few days ago for “denigration of the bottled drinks market,” is causing controversy because Sodastream does its work in an illegal Israeli settlement(pdf) through the exploitation of Palestinian land, resources, and labor. Inevitably this issue will go mainstream, but it certainly got a jump start on MSNBC over the weekend as Nation editor David Zirin, a pundit on Up with Chris Hayes explains (at 5:50):

387 Kragar  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:33:47am

Connie Mack in Newtown: ‘Impossible’ for gun control to stop ‘bad people’ so don’t even try

Former Republican Rep. Connie Mack (FL) traveled to Newtown, Connecticut on Monday — exactly one month after 20 children were gunned down in the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history — and insisted that Congress should not attempt gun control legislation because it was “impossible” to stop violence through new laws.

“I don’t think you’re ever going to stop bad people from doing bad things,” Mack told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien. “And we can try to legislate it away, but it’s just not going to happen. They’ll find other ways. Bad people who want to harm others will find a way to do it and we can continue to pass other laws, but all that does is restrict law-abiding citizens of this country’s rights.”

I look forward to Mack’s upcoming announcement declaring the war on drugs is over and to begin relaxing immigration restrictions in the US.

Asshole.

388 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:34:22am

re: #386 Killgore Trout

Here’s one of the “parody” videos

Includes a Palestinian rocket launch at about 0:23. classy

389 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:34:43am

re: #378 Kragar

Alleged pedophile Klayman predicts armed revolution

Gotta love that RWNJ patriotism.

390 Lidane  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:36:23am
391 Kragar  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:38:30am

One Month After Newtown Shooting, NRA Releases Shooting Game App With Coffin-Shaped Targets

When 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down in Sandy Hook Elementary School exactly one month ago today, the National Rifle Association rushed to blame video games, not guns, for inspiring such mass murders. But the gun lobby seemingly lost sight of its target in the past weeks, and over the weekend released a shooting app, called “NRA: Practice Range.”

The app bills itself as a “network of news, laws, facts, knowledge, safety tips, educational materials and online resource.” The NRA reports that it “nstills safe and responsible ownership through fun challenges and realistic simulations.”

But it isn’t all about hunting. It allows players practice shooting at targets — coffin-shaped targets, with red bullseyes at head- and heart-level:

392 Gus  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:40:01am

The Republican move towards moderation continues apace.

393 bratwurst  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:50:39am

Historic news!

394 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:54:36am

Anyone owning a semi-auto with a grain of brains would be selling it right now.

Personally, I’d take advantage of the high prices.

It’s a win-win.

If the mythical universal gun-confiscation passes, you won’t be able to sell legally. Your firearm will be legally, worthless

If it doesn’t, you can buy another/better one when the artifically inflated prices go down.

But why should so-called capitalists use such reasoning?

395 William Barnett-Lewis  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 11:17:01am

re: #384 Shiplord Kirel

I really think these apocalyptic predictions might become self-fulfilling. When they rise up, the civilized world will have two, and only two, responses: Either kill them or disarm them and lock them up, whichever is most needful and practical at the moment.

Their egos will be hurt the worst when they only send the police after them as the common criminals they are. The military has better things to do.

396 BeenHereAwhile  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 11:36:45am

re: #201 Obdicut

It’s all a cycle, man. This room, this mush.

Image: 81196d1325824007-wasted-trippy_mushroom_painting_by_brandonolterman_desktop_2092x1636_wallpaper-103066.jpeg

Have you been listening to early Allman Brothers?

397 Eventual Carrion  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 11:51:55am

re: #269 jaunte

You mean since the last one you hated? RT @benhowe: This may be the most arrogant speech I’ve ever heard @barackobama give.
— Keith White (@Keethers) January 14, 2013

Did he call himself the decider in this speech? That sounds arrogant to me. He didn’t? I know I heard the president call himself that. Oh not this pres, ok.

398 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 3:12:44pm

re: #210 Dark_Falcon

Hell, that last would prohibit the M1 Garand. That sort of idea really needs to be rejected.

Explain why.


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