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1 Skip Intro  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 10:52:24am

So when does Coulter’s next book laying out her plans for getting all of the coloreds out of the country come out? Will it become a plank in the 2016 Republican platform (or is it there already - I’ve lost track)?

2 SpaceJesus  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 11:05:47am

Good job promoting outright Klan material, Fox

3 Dr Lizardo  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 11:08:57am

Until now, I was unaware that the KKK and Aryan Nations had a new spokesperson who represents them both.

I wonder what her screen name on Stormfront is?

4 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 11:12:26am

More racist shit from Coulter. But the left are the real racists I heard huh.

5 thecommodore  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 11:27:50am

re: #4 HappyWarrior

More racist shit from Coulter. But the left are the real racists I heard huh.

And you’re racist for calling Coulter a racist.

6 Destro  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 11:40:32am

As someone who has lived in Belgium - fuck you, Ann.

7 Destro  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 11:47:09am

re: #5 thecommodore

And you’re racist for calling Coulter a racist.

I have to call Ann’s bullshit on this because the FBI does not keep racial crimes stats like that. The KKK types make up stats like that though,

8 Destro  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:04:14pm

25% of Belgium’s population is not white (that is a fact) and they still have lower crime rate than all of white America (I just made that part up). Overall, Belgium’s population, even though it is a quarter non European has lower crime than America’s total population, including the white part (fact).

9 Destro  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:08:36pm
[Link: www.policymic.com…]

Mass Shooters Are Mostly White Male, From Suburbia

Which brings to mind Chris Rock’s comedy:

10 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:49:45pm

Its those damn poor people and minorities who keep stirring up trouble. Maybe if we punish them more, they’ll learn their lesson!
///

11 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:50:22pm

Meanwhile…

12 Gus  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:52:07pm

Shorter Ann Coulter: non-whites aren’t real Americans therefore America doesn’t really have a gun problem.

13 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:52:43pm

Remember, to Ann and her fans there is White America, worth fighting for and preserving, then there is, well, the rest…Which is to be kept at bay and kept away from the rest of us.

14 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:53:52pm

When does Ann Coulter finally get treated by the media like the disgusting bigot she is? Really? As deplorable as she is, the media giving her a free platform to spout her bullshit is even worse. And just so it’s clear, I am not saying censor Ann Coulter, I’m saying don’t give her a platform and give someone a platform who actually has something interesting to contribute to the conversation rather than bigoted crap.

15 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:54:18pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile…

[Embedded content]

I have a dense dog. I advise my husband every day about him.

Brat Puppy is on the my list this week.

16 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:54:44pm

re: #8 Destro

25% of Belgium’s population is not white (that is a fact) and they still have lower crime rate than all of white America (I just made that part up). Overall, Belgium’s population, even though it is a quarter non European has lower crime than America’s total population, including the white part (fact).

You failed to break that down into Flemish and Walloon demographics.
// ;)

17 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:55:04pm

I’m not watching the video. If I have to watch skank, I’d rather it have good music with it

18 erik_t  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:55:17pm

You start out in 1954 by saying, “NiCLANG, niCLANG, niCLANG.” By 1968 you can’t say “niCLANG”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.… “Gun violence is a demographic problem,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “NiCLANG, niCLANG.”

19 Obdicut  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:55:17pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

I knew a dog that couldn’t figure out how to get a hat off his head if you put a hat on his head, he’d just run around with it on until he ran into something.

I tripped over him once, so I can see why a dense dog advisory is a real problem.

20 Targetpractice  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:55:35pm

re: #14 HappyWarrior

When does Ann Coulter finally get treated by the media like the disgusting bigot she is? Really? As deplorable as she is, the media giving her a free platform to spout her bullshit is even worse.

Hate sells. That’s as near a answer as I can figure. It’s the only way I explain why Coulter still sells books, Limbaugh’s still on the radio, and Alex Jones is still on the net.

21 Petero1818  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:55:55pm

If I am her, I might increase my security at this point….

22 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:56:09pm

re: #20 Targetpractice

Hate sells. That’s as near a answer as I can figure. It’s the only way I explain why Coulter still sells books, Limbaugh’s still on the radio, and Alex Jones is still on the net.

Hate porn. Fap fap.

23 erik_t  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:56:16pm

re: #14 HappyWarrior

I am not saying censor Ann Coulter, I’m saying don’t give her a platform and give someone a platform who actually has something interesting to contribute to the conversation rather than bigoted crap.

UR INFRINGING ON ANN’S FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!!1

24 Interesting Times  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:56:17pm

Remember this? Seems the trend is catching on ;)

25 Obdicut  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:56:20pm

re: #14 HappyWarrior

When does Ann Coulter finally get treated by the media like the disgusting bigot she is? Really? As deplorable as she is, the media giving her a free platform to spout her bullshit is even worse.

We have slowly slipped from it being ostracized to say racist shit on mainstream TV to it being perfectly acceptable, even ‘brave’ to do it.

It’s the fault of those who push racism and normalize it, and those who tolerate it, and those who vote for the party, the GOP, which capitalizes on it for political gain.

26 Alexzander  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:56:44pm

Some kind of shooting at St. Louis University (according to Fox N).

27 Ming  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:57:10pm

If a particular type of crime is disproportionately found in one demographic and/or one income range, that’s good to know. But the purpose of that knowledge should be improving and healing, not blaming and dividing.

I am so tired of people finding new way after new way to divide our great country. We’re the UNITED States of America.

28 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:57:22pm

re: #25 Obdicut

We have slowly slipped from it being ostracized to say racist shit on mainstream TV to it being perfectly acceptable, even ‘brave’ to do it.

It’s the fault of those who push racism and normalize it, and those who tolerate it, and those who vote for the party, the GOP, which capitalizes on it for political gain.

She’s a cowardly bitch.

29 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:57:53pm

re: #26 Alexzander

Some kind of shooting at St. Louis University (according to Fox N).

Hasn’t anyone told these fools that hammers and pingpongs are just as dangerous yet?

30 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:59:20pm

re: #26 Alexzander

Some kind of shooting at St. Louis University (according to Fox N).

[Link: fox2now.com…]

31 Bulworth  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:01:31pm
So perhaps it’s not a gun problem. It is a demographic problem

Typical Obama. Always spreading fear and trying to divide the American people. /

33 Killgore Trout  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:02:13pm

re: #32 Killgore Trout

Sorry, wrong thread.

34 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:02:33pm

re: #30 NJDhockeyfan

[Link: fox2now.com…]

These things used to get swept under the carpet, but now they are driving the naarative and acting like an emetic, bringing up all the filthy green bile that has been lurking in the collective stomach of the American body poliitic

35 Dr Lizardo  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:03:13pm

re: #17 FemNaziBitch

I’m not watching the video. If I have to watch skank, I’d rather it have good music with it

Watch this video instead. I did, and I feel much better. It explains everything. EVERYTHING.

36 Bulworth  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:03:45pm
So perhaps it’s not a gun problem. It is a demographic problem

Mmmmm.

Columbine.
Aurora
Newtown

37 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:04:14pm

re: #36 Bulworth

Mmmmm.

Columbine.
Aurora
Newtown

Crazy people./ In fact outside of Blacksburg, I can’t think of a mass shooting that was committed by a non white.

38 jaunte  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:05:20pm

100% of the time, 60% of people won’t look up invented stats.

39 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:05:40pm

re: #36 Bulworth

Mmmmm.

Columbine.
Aurora
Newtown

Waco.
Ruby Ridge.

40 freetoken  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:06:20pm

re: #27 Ming

It has been shown over and over that the family and community environment is the single biggest factor, not genetics, not race.

That so many single young black males die in gun violence happens because they are from depressed neighborhoods and almost always lack a stable, nurturing home, and then find themselves in gangs and illicit activities. And thus as a “demographic” they show much higher gun violence both as victims and as perpetrators.

Other young black males who grow up in small towns or come from supporting home environments have, as anyone in their right mind would expect, not the same high gun violence rate.

I was wondering how long it would take for Ann Coulter and her type would take to bring the VDARE-think to the mainstream of media outlets.

41 Shiplord Kirel  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:06:48pm

Saint Louis shooting update:

Former Student Shoots Adviser And Self At Downtown School

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A former student opened fire at the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts in downtown St. Louis, MO. Initial reports indicate he walked in the building, took the elevator to the 4th floor then shot one of the school’s financial advisers in the chest. He then turned the gun on himself.
The shooter and the financial adviser are the only people who have been shot. The victim and the shooter have both been rushed to the hospital. One of them has been taken to Barnes Jewish hospital. Another has been taken to St. Louis University hospital. The gunman is reportedly in grave condition.

42 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:07:33pm

re: #35 Dr Lizardo

Watch this video instead. I did, and I feel much better. It explains everything. EVERYTHING.

[Embedded content]

He played the best G-d.

43 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:07:44pm

re: #41 Shiplord Kirel

Saint Louis shooting update:

Former Student Shoots Adviser And Self At Downtown School

An armed guard could have… done nothing.

44 BongCrodny  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:08:13pm

re: #37 HappyWarrior

Crazy people./ In fact outside of Blacksburg, I can’t think of a mass shooting that was committed by a non white.

Just the Beltway Sniper — but that makes it, what, one out of a gazillion?

45 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:09:10pm

re: #35 Dr Lizardo

Watch this video instead. I did, and I feel much better. It explains everything. EVERYTHING.

[Embedded content]

I feel much better now.

46 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:09:21pm

re: #44 BongCrodny

Just the Beltway Sniper — but that makes it, what, one out of a gazillion?

True. Though not to be a nitpicker, he was different than those guys since he did his shooting during a period of time. More a serial killer than mass killer. It’s silly to bring race into the conversation as bigoted Coulter did.

47 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:09:45pm

The amazing thing about gun violence is its awesome, well diversity, from the sprawling chaos of a mass school or shopping mall shooting, to the smaller but more personal gangland slayings, the thoughtless brutality of armed burglary, through the emotional intensity of domestic and family-related violence, the shattering tragedy of accidents related to guns in the home, and of course, the silent, lonesone tragedy of gun-related suicides.

Yes, a rich broad tapestry, and all a major part of our American lifestyle, framed by our popular culture and emblazoned across the wording of the Second Amendment.

Who would ever want to change it?

48 Ian G.  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:10:23pm

OK, so let’s play along here:

“So perhaps it’s not a gun problem. It is a demographic problem.”

So what’s the solution to the “demographic problem”, Ann? More stimulus money to fund jobs and training in the inner city? More police to deal with crime there? More funding for schools?

Oh right, I forgot I’m talking to Ann Coulter, whose job is not to propose serious policy solutions, but to cause outrage and sell more books.

49 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:10:33pm

re: #41 Shiplord Kirel

Saint Louis shooting update:

Former Student Shoots Adviser And Self At Downtown School

I can say from personal experience they are at excellent hospitals… .

50 engineer cat  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:10:46pm

if gun control meant only white people could have guns, the nra would be insisting on gun control

i expect them to propose gun laws that resemble the “innovative” voter laws we saw last year in so many states w republican governors

51 lawhawk  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:10:49pm

Based on limited data (courtesy of NRA and Congressional limitations on CDC and NSF to fund firearms and public health studies), there’s still some conclusions that can be reached.

America is not a particularly violent country, according to Matthew Miller of the Harvard School of Public Health. The rate of violent crimes falls right in the middle of the rates in other high-income nations. American kids are not more likely to get into fights at school, and Americans are not more likely to be mentally ill than people in comparable countries.

“What we do have is guns. Especially handguns. And we have more homicides,” Miller said. “Our firearm homicide rate is an order of magnitude higher than in these other countries. Our rates of homicides with non-gun mechanisms—knives, bats, whatever—is pretty much right where they are in other high income countries.”

And guns make all the difference, Miller said. “We’re not more violent, but when we are violent, we kill.”

It’s the prevalence of guns that make the difference.

52 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:10:57pm

re: #36 Bulworth

Mmmmm.

Columbine.
Aurora
Newtown

Wait for three more events and you’ll find out that the first letters of the locations spells out the culprit: CANADA. Which ends in “A”, just like OBAMA.
//

53 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:11:23pm

re: #48 Ian G.

OK, so let’s play along here:

So what’s the solution to the “demographic problem”, Ann? More stimulus money to fund jobs and training in the inner city? More police to deal with crime there? More funding for schools?

Oh right, I forgot I’m talking to Ann Coulter, whose job is not to propose serious policy solutions, but to cause outrage and sell more books.

Nah just demonize minorities to make Ann’s readership feel like they’re perfect little conservative angels being oppressed by big mean left wingers.

54 Dr. Matt  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:11:34pm

Mann Coulter lives in a glass case at the Fox studios with a sign below it that reads: “Break glass in case of pathetically outrageous comments needed”

55 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:11:40pm

re: #48 Ian G.

OK, so let’s play along here:

So what’s the solution to the “demographic problem”, Ann? More stimulus money to fund jobs and training in the inner city? More police to deal with crime there? More funding for schools?

Oh right, I forgot I’m talking to Ann Coulter, whose job is not to propose serious policy solutions, but to cause outrage and sell more books.

Well, we can start by devoting every necessary resource to helping EVERY CHILD learn to read proficiently.

56 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:11:55pm

re: #46 HappyWarrior

True. Though not to be a nitpicker, he was different than those guys since he did his shooting during a period of time. More a serial killer than mass killer. It’s silly to bring race into the conversation as bigoted Coulter did.

I’d have to agree with that. The spree killers go for the big hits, maximum bodycount in one blaze of glory. The DC sniper was slow, methodical and was doing his best not to get caught.

57 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:12:27pm

re: #55 FemNaziBitch

Well, we can start by devoting every necessary resource to helping EVERY CHILD learn to read proficiently.

A good cause. Was talking about this with my cousin the other day. Told her if I have kids, the two things I plan to do are teach them to read early and how to swim.

58 Dr Lizardo  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:12:30pm

re: #45 FemNaziBitch

I feel much better now.

Good. Glad to hear you liked it, and yes, he really did play the best God ever on the screen.

59 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:13:40pm

re: #56 Kragar

I’d have to agree with that. The spree killers go for the big hits, maximum bodycount in one blaze of glory. The DC sniper was slow, methodical and was doing his best not to get caught.

Yep. Can tell you from living in the DC Metro area at the time, it was kind of scary really. We even had to not run on the track during gym one day because they were worried he’d see students on a track as sitting ducks. I was happy- I cant’ run fast.

60 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:15:32pm

I keep wondering when we’re going to hit the Wingularity. Every time I think we’re getting close the nutjobs find a new wellspring of idiocy.

I think I’m going to have to start measuring the Wingularity in Friedman units.

61 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:16:01pm

In the long run, someone who knows what he’s doing with a simple bolt action rifle could do a lot more damage than an idiot with a drum fed assault rifle.

62 Dr Lizardo  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:16:30pm

Say, OT here but today, when I was downtown I picked up a like-new Schott’s leather A2 flight jacket for the equivalent of $11……however, it doesn’t have the winter liner. Any ideas where I can get such a thing? I looked on Ebay, and didn’t see anything. Any suggestions?

63 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:16:35pm

re: #60 Lidane

I keep wondering when we’re going to hit the Wingularity. Every time I think we’re getting close the nutjobs find a new wellspring of idiocy.

I think I’m going to have to start measuring the Wingularity in Friedman units.

Have you thought about converting to a logarithmic scale?
/

64 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:16:40pm

GODWIN OF THE DAY

65 Targetpractice  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:17:10pm

re: #61 Kragar

In the long run, someone who knows what he’s doing with a simple bolt action rifle could do a lot more damage than an idiot with a drum fed assault rifle.

Charles Whitman, that guy that “gun advocates” would really wish people forgot by now?

66 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:17:21pm

re: #64 Vicious Babushka

GODWIN OF THE DAY

[Embedded content]

HITLERIAN!

67 lawhawk  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:17:35pm

re: #47 Sol Berdinowitz

The FBI does break out murders by sex and race (both victim and offender) and this is probably the origin of where Coulter got her figures from?

For 2011, there were 3,172 murders committed against white victims, of which 2,630 were committed by whites and 448 by blacks.

There were 2,695 murders committed against black victims, with 2,447 committed by blacks and 193 by whites. There were 264 murders committed on other/unknown.

2,895 murders were committed by blacks; 2,823 committed by whites.

I’m guessing that she simply subtracted out the number of murders committed by blacks and reran the per capita rate. But you could arrive at a similar outcome by subtracting out the murders committed by white people.

68 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:17:59pm

re: #62 Dr Lizardo

Say, OT here but today, when I was downtown I picked up a like-new Schott’s leather A2 flight jacket for the equivalent of $11……however, it doesn’t have the winter liner. Any ideas where I can get such a thing? I looked on Ebay, and didn’t see anything. Any suggestions?

Move to a warmer climate where you won’t need a winter liner for it?
/ ;)

69 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:18:29pm

re: #50 engineer cat

if gun control meant only white people could have guns, the nra would be insisting on gun control

i expect them to propose gun laws that resemble the “innovative” voter laws we saw last year in so many states w republican governors

They, in fact, go out of their way to cite the “racist origin of gun control”. (watson v stone, florida being a big one.). I’m not linking any of the sites.

But, I don’t see a lot of effort to do anything about the inequities of gun violence between young minorities. They say they work with law enforcement, but I haven’t seen any results —has anyone? It’s just easier to blame the lack of enforcement of current gun laws or to rail against Bloomberg.

It’s as if they think their scholarly articles will help their standing with the demographic they “say” they are reaching out to.

I haven’t seem anything but the same ole, same ole good old white boys club.

70 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:19:38pm

re: #63 Feline Fearless Leader

Have you thought about converting to a logarithmic scale?
/

At the rate these idiots are derping, a logarithmic scale is pretty much inevitable.

71 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:21:08pm

re: #40 freetoken

Ann is just throwing a few pebbles atop a the mountain of white privilege and fear-mongering about black people that accompanies panics about gun ownership in this country. Exploiting racist fears maintains that level of strident “buy more guns, somebody’s coming to get you” that keep ammo and AR-15s coming off the shelves.

It’s not a coincidence that the NRA have spent twenty years aligning itself with whiteness and “conservative values” while portraying armed threats as brown and black, crime as home invasions and gang violence. I mean, look at the stuff said by Chuck Heston as spokesman…for that matter, look at the stuff he was saying just before they appointed him. It’s all about white Christian males being marginalized and how “political correctness” is tyranny. If you’re a civil liberties group trying to represent everyone, why do you hire a man who gave the 1997 “Fighting the Culture War in America” speech…which is full of white male panic and resentment…to stand for you?

72 Dr Lizardo  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:21:50pm

re: #68 Feline Fearless Leader

Move to a warmer climate where you won’t need a winter liner for it?
/ ;)

Everyone’s a comedian. Lemme guess…..you’re here all week, right? :)

73 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:22:06pm

re: #71 The Ghost of a Flea

Ann is just throwing a few pebbles atop a the mountain of white privilege and fear-mongering about black people that accompanies panics about gun ownership in this country. Exploiting racist fears maintains that level of strident “buy more guns, somebody’s coming to get you” that keep ammo and AR-15s coming off the shelves.

It’s not a coincidence that the NRA have spent twenty years aligning itself with whiteness and “conservative values” while portraying armed threats as brown and black, crime as home invasions and gang violence. I mean, look at the stuff said by Chuck Heston as spokesman…for that matter, look at the stuff he was saying just before they appointed him. It’s all about white Christian males being marginalized and how “political correctness” is tyranny. If you’re a civil liberties group trying to represent everyone, why do you hire a man who gave the 1997 “Fighting the Culture War in America” speech…which is full of white male panic and resentment…to stand for you?

Ann needs to pick a different place to cherry pick demographics from than Belgium. It’s not as simple as she thinks.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

Example: In 2007, there were 1.38 million foreign-born residents in Belgium, corresponding to 12.9% of the total population.

74 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:22:14pm

re: #71 The Ghost of a Flea

Ann is just throwing a few pebbles atop a the mountain of white privilege and fear-mongering about black people that accompanies panics about gun ownership in this country. Exploiting racist fears maintains that level of strident “buy more guns, somebody’s coming to get you” that keep ammo and AR-15s coming off the shelves.

It’s not a coincidence that the NRA have spent twenty years aligning itself with whiteness and “conservative values” while portraying armed threats as brown and black, crime as home invasions and gang violence. I mean, look at the stuff said by Chuck Heston as spokesman…for that matter, look at the stuff he was saying just before they appointed him. It’s all about white Christian males being marginalized and how “political correctness” is tyranny. If you’re a civil liberties group trying to represent everyone, why do you hire a man who gave the 1997 “Fighting the Culture War in America” speech…which is full of white male panic and resentment…to stand for you?

b,b,b,b, Heston marched with MLK Jr … .

/

75 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:22:33pm

re: #72 Dr Lizardo

Everyone’s a comedian. Lemme guess…..you’re here all week, right? :)

Tip your waiter. Order the veal. But I’m off on Friday.
:)

76 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:22:38pm

re: #70 Lidane

At the rate these idiots are derping, a logarithmic scale is pretty much inevitable.

Perhaps standard metric-notations.

A standard TGDN tweet would be a standard 1 Derp, working up to kiloderps and so on.

77 BongCrodny  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:23:11pm

re: #56 Kragar

I’d have to agree with that. The spree killers go for the big hits, maximum bodycount in one blaze of glory. The DC sniper was slow, methodical and was doing his best not to get caught.

Yep. I had reservations about adding Muhammed to the list, but he fit the “mass murderer” bill.

Still doesn’t explain the fact that the “spree killer demographic” seems to almost always be a crazy/pissed-off white guy.

78 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:23:48pm

re: #76 Kragar

Perhaps standard metric-notations.

A standard TGDN tweet would be a standard 1 Derp, working up to kiloderps and so on.

Well, some people use the #TGDN hashtag to have some fun. :)

79 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:24:02pm

re: #77 BongCrodny

Yep. I had reservations about adding Muhammed to the list, but he fit the “mass murderer” bill.

Still doesn’t explain the fact that the “spree killer demographic” seems to almost always be a crazy/pissed-off white guy.

Suicide by Homicidal Rampage.

Much different that Sniper killer.

80 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:25:08pm

re: #78 Vicious Babushka

Well, some people use the #TGDN hashtag to have some fun. :)

I did say standard. In most testing, you’ll have some sort of false positive or false negative readings.

81 lawhawk  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:25:20pm

Two big legislative acts:

From NY: Assembly passes the SAFE Act (firearms):

The House passed the first of two Sandy bills - this is the $17b portion. The $33b portion is to be picked up next:

Oh, and the vote was 316-90. Can’t wait to see which GOPers from disaster rife districts voted in opposition (and of course, they’ll be claiming austerity and fiscal responsibility just as they demand all the aid imaginable for their own districts).

82 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:26:18pm

Well, the dogs say it is nap time.

later all!

83 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:27:25pm

re: #74 FemNaziBitch

b,b,b,b, Heston marched with MLK Jr … .

/

Actually, I didn’t know that before I looked him up to verify what I was thinking of before posting. It was really depressing to observe the earlier photos and then see the really really butthurt quotes.

84 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:27:35pm

re: #76 Kragar

Perhaps standard metric-notations.

A standard TGDN tweet would be a standard 1 Derp, working up to kiloderps and so on.

Who do you name the Derpquake scale after?

85 lawhawk  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:28:11pm
86 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:28:27pm

re: #84 Feline Fearless Leader

Who do you name the Derpquake scale after?

The Beck/Jones scale.

87 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:29:55pm

re: #86 Kragar

The Beck/Jones scale.

Ah. So a “4” on the Beck/Jones scale is kiloderps and releases a measurable amount of not-rage into the environment?

88 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:30:40pm
89 Ghost of Tom Joad  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:30:41pm

re: #51 lawhawk

Based on limited data (courtesy of NRA and Congressional limitations on CDC and NSF to fund firearms and public health studies), there’s still some conclusions that can be reached.

It’s the prevalence of guns that make the difference.

It’s much easier to rob and kill people when there are tools that make such acts that much easier.

90 Destro  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:31:19pm

re: #16 Feline Fearless Leader

You failed to break that down into Flemish and Walloon demographics.
// ;)

The French Walloons are like the black people of Belgium so it gets complicated. //s\

91 BongCrodny  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:31:28pm

re: #59 HappyWarrior

Yep. Can tell you from living in the DC Metro area at the time, it was kind of scary really. We even had to not run on the track during gym one day because they were worried he’d see students on a track as sitting ducks. I was happy- I cant’ run fast.

At the time of the Beltway Sniper, I lived in Herndon and worked in downtown DC. I never changed my behavior one iota.

My mom, up in Maine, couldn’t understand why I wasn’t taking precautions.

I told her that there were literally hundreds (if not thousands) of miles of roads in the greater DC area. If I was so unfortunate as to draw the “short straw” where our paths intersected at that precise time I guess I would have been proven wrong (or, perhaps, stupid), but there was no way I was going to live in abject fear of what was likely to be a million-to-one chance of that happening.

92 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:33:20pm

re: #87 Feline Fearless Leader

Ah. So a “4” on the Beck/Jones scale is kiloderps and releases a measurable amount of not-rage into the environment?

New rule:

Derps will be measured on the Beck/Barton Scale.

Rage will be measured on the Fischer/Jones Scale.

93 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:34:44pm

re: #92 Kragar

New rule:

Derps will be measured on the Beck/Barton Scale.

Rage will be measured on the Fischer/Jones Scale.

There needs to be a Coulter/Gingrich scale for thinly-veiled racial hatemongering and dogwhistle blowing.

94 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:35:16pm

Beck Provides More Insights into Obama’s Looming Civil War

Earlier today we posted a clip of Glenn Beck warning that President Obama was trying to foment civil war in America and it was a topic he returned to on his radio broadcast this morning, explaining that since the moment Obama took office, he has been systematically pushing conservatives in an effort to get them to react violently while simultaneously constructing a narrative that blames conservatives for everything bad in the world, which will justify his crack down in response to the violent rebellion that he has intentionally provoked.

Then, just for good measure, Beck threw in some talk about Nazi death camps while proclaiming that he stands on the side of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Jesus:

95 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:35:58pm

re: #93 Sol Berdinowitz

There needs to be a Coulter/Gingrich scale for thinly-veiled racial hatemongering and dogwhistle blowing.

So you’re proposing to be map these on an XYZ axis?

96 erik_t  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:36:38pm

re: #81 lawhawk

Two big legislative acts:

From NY: Assembly passes the SAFE Act (firearms):

Looks like it’s time to take out the trash on Facebook.

97 lawhawk  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:36:53pm

re: #93 Sol Berdinowitz

Measured in gellers?

98 makeitstop  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:37:51pm

re: #85 lawhawk

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Wow, that’s quick. Kudos to the gov and Assembly.

99 BongCrodny  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:38:10pm

re: #94 Kragar

Beck Provides More Insights into Obama’s Looming Civil War

Then, just for good measure, Beck threw in some talk about Nazi death camps while proclaiming that he stands on the side of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Jesus:

“One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn’t belong…”

100 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:39:27pm

re: #97 lawhawk

Measured in gellers?

Geller/Spencer

We also need the Farah/Corsi Scale for Conspiracy Derp.

101 makeitstop  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:40:14pm

re: #100 Lidane

Geller/Spencer

We also need the Farah/Corsi/Jones Scale for Conspiracy Derp.

Appended.

102 lawhawk  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:41:21pm

re: #98 makeitstop

They got a message of necessity from the governor so they didn’t have the regular 3-day waiting period before acting on the legislation. The Assembly has been kicking around some form of gun control for more than 25 years, but hasn’t had success in the Senate. With the Senate and Governor on board, the measures passed pretty handily.

BTW, here’s my rundown of the NYS SAFE Act law and major provisions.

103 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:41:23pm

THE WHOLE GRAPH/SCALE THING HAS GONE TO HELL

104 Ghost of Tom Joad  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:42:56pm

re: #103 Kragar

THE WHOLE GRAPH/SCALE THING HAS GONE TO HELL

Too many names on all the graphs. We should just make a DERPometer that goes from 1 to 10 and leave it at that.

105 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:44:18pm

re: #104 Ghost of Tom Joad

Too many names on all the graphs. We should just make a DERPometer that goes from 1 to 10 and leave it at that.

But derp inflation is a real factor. A 10 from five years ago probably isn’t even a 3 today.

106 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:45:30pm

re: #104 Ghost of Tom Joad

Too many names on all the graphs. We should just make a DERPometer that goes from 1 to 10 and leave it at that.

Derp-o-meter.

That’s it, we’re done.

107 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:47:11pm

re: #91 BongCrodny

At the time of the Beltway Sniper, I lived in Herndon and worked in downtown DC. I never changed my behavior one iota.

My mom, up in Maine, couldn’t understand why I wasn’t taking precautions.

I told her that there were literally hundreds (if not thousands) of miles of roads in the greater DC area. If I was so unfortunate as to draw the “short straw” where our paths intersected at that precise time I guess I would have been proven wrong (or, perhaps, stupid), but there was no way I was going to live in abject fear of what was likely to be a million-to-one chance of that happening.

You lived in Herndon? Get outta town. I grew up there.

108 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:48:48pm

re: #94 Kragar

Beck Provides More Insights into Obama’s Looming Civil War

Yeah Obama’s trying to start a civil war but the guy who calls everyone he disagrees with Nazis isn’t. Derp Glenn fuckin’ derp.

109 BongCrodny  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:49:52pm

re: #107 HappyWarrior

You lived in Herndon? Get outta town. I grew up there.

Lived there about 10 years.

Moved back to Maine after the great economic collapse.

Unemployment insurance and a $1,500/month apartment do not go hand-in-hand.

I still write the weekly trivia game for Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern, if you’re familiar with the place. :-)

110 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:51:21pm

re: #105 EPR-radar

But derp inflation is a real factor. A 10 from five years ago probably isn’t even a 3 today.

Its like the IQ scale. Every few years, they recalibrate what constitutes average.

111 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:53:35pm

My state, everyone:

Texas ranks high in sugar daddies

Texas is known for many things but when it comes to sweetness there’s a different kind of sugar perusing the relationship-waters and earning a degree in the process.

Four universities in the state now hold the dubious title for being the fastest growing sugar baby schools in 2012.

The website SeegArrangement.com says they saw an increase of 58-percent with the University of Texas Austin, Texas State University, University of North Texas, and University of Texas Arlington earning top notches for females seeking a sugar daddy to fund their lifestyle and education.

Man, my priorities were skewed in grad school. Maybe if I’d focused on finding a sugar daddy instead of getting my degree I wouldn’t have student loans to pay back now.

////

112 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:53:37pm

re: #109 BongCrodny

Lived there about 10 years.

Moved back to Maine after the great economic collapse.

Unemployment insurance and a $1,500/month apartment do not go hand-in-hand.

I still write the weekly trivia game for Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern, if you’re familiar with the place. :-)

Lived there about twenty years from ‘89 to ‘08. Yeah, I am familiar with Jimmy’s. I probably would have gone more often had I turned 21 my time there but I lived more closer to Reston. Nice place to grow up but I like western Loudoun County pretty good too.

113 makeitstop  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:54:20pm

Gotta love TPM’s headline…

Impeachmentum!

Former Reagan Attorney General Edwin Meese, now a prominent emeritus official at the Heritage Foundation, became the latest conservative to warn that President Obama could risk impeachment if he takes executive action on reducing gun violence in an interview Monday night.

Speaking with Newsmax, Meese said Congress may have to consider impeaching Obama if he were “to try to override the Second Amendment in any way” with an executive order.

114 dragonfire1981  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:54:35pm

re: #104 Ghost of Tom Joad

Too many names on all the graphs. We should just make a DERPometer that goes from 1 to 10 and leave it at that.

I would prefer one that goes to 11.

115 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:55:23pm

GOP Embraces Nuclear Gerrymandering

It wasn’t so long ago, coming off a bruising presidential election, that Republicans were looking at ways to increase vote percentages among younger and minority voters to remain a contender in national elections. But it appears professional Republicans have decided that’s either impossible, unnecessary or perhaps just too hard. Because now they’re going for another possibility: rig the electoral college to insure Republican presidential victories with a decreasing voter base.

In other words, nuclear gerrymandering.

The plan is to game the electoral college to rig the system for Republicans. It works like this. Because of big victories in the 2010 midterm — and defending majorities in 2012 — Republicans now enjoy complete control of a number of midwestern states that usually vote Democratic in national (and increasingly in senatorial) elections. It may be temporary control but for now it’s total. Use that unified control in states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania to change the system of electoral vote allocation from winner-take-all to proportional allotment.

116 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:55:52pm
117 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:56:03pm

re: #14 HappyWarrior

When does Ann Coulter finally get treated by the media like the disgusting bigot she is? Really? As deplorable as she is, the media giving her a free platform to spout her bullshit is even worse. And just so it’s clear, I am not saying censor Ann Coulter, I’m saying don’t give her a platform and give someone a platform who actually has something interesting to contribute to the conversation rather than bigoted crap.

She is part of the RW noise machine. For no apparent reason, this makes her somehow respectable enough to put on the air.

In fact, her job is to normalize overt racism etc. via her appearances and books. This provides cover and misdirection for the more insidious scientific racism (e.g., Bell Curve) types.

118 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:56:52pm

re: #114 dragonfire1981

I would prefer one that goes to 11.

OK, the Derp-o-Meter, going from 1 to 11, measured in Tufnels, who was also well known for his derps.

And that is MY FINAL OFFER.

119 Ghost of Tom Joad  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:57:02pm

re: #114 dragonfire1981

I would prefer one that goes to 11.

11? What, is that some Canadian Metric System boonswoggle? Get out of here, Commie!//

120 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:57:14pm

re: #115 Kragar

GOP Embraces Nuclear Gerrymandering

Shorter GOP: We can’t win on ideas, so we’ll cheat.

121 erik_t  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:57:53pm

re: #115 Kragar

GOP Embraces Nuclear Gerrymandering

A party in a democracy should generally embrace the idea of democracy.

Or republic. Whatever.

122 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:58:03pm
123 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:59:54pm

re: #115 Kragar

GOP Embraces Nuclear Gerrymandering

If they embrace this idea, I’d like to see it cause instant electoral death to the Republican party as the nation recoils in disgust from these scum of the earth crooks.

Unfortunately, it might actually “work” for them in 2016.

124 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:00:30pm

The GOP; cutting wasteful spending, except when its used to deprive citizens of their rights

Boehner Secretly Agrees To Now Pay $3 Million Defending Marriage Discrimination Law

Late Monday, House Democrats learned that the Republican leadership had once again secretly renegotiated its contract with attorney Paul Clement to defend the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act at the Supreme Court. This is the third time the contract has been adjusted, raising total costs to $3 million from the original $500,000 cap.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) both sit on the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG), the House body intervening to defend DOMA in court in lieu of the Department of Justice’s decision not to. However, they did not find out about BLAG’s new agreement with Clement until after it had already been finalized.

125 BongCrodny  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:00:39pm

re: #112 HappyWarrior

Lived there about twenty years from ‘89 to ‘08. Yeah, I am familiar with Jimmy’s. I probably would have gone more often had I turned 21 my time there but I lived more closer to Reston. Nice place to grow up but I like western Loudoun County pretty good too.

I really liked the Reston Town Center during my earlier days there.

Once they got rid of the ice cream shops and book stores and the pricey stores moved in, not so much.

As far as I’m concerned, that railroad track they paved over and made a bike/walking path out of was the Greatest Thing Ever.

126 Shiplord Kirel  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:04:33pm

re: #115 Kragar

GOP Embraces Nuclear Gerrymandering

Wow! That’s so sleazy it’s almost admirable. It doesn’t quite rise to the level of the diabolical but it’s certainly within the range of the Machiavellian.

127 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:05:09pm

re: #124 Kragar

The GOP; cutting wasteful spending, except when its used to deprive citizens of their rights

Boehner Secretly Agrees To Now Pay $3 Million Defending Marriage Discrimination Law

$3 million more for a RW crony means $3 million less for useless mouths. What is the problem here?

//dripping

128 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:05:09pm

re: #125 BongCrodny

I really liked the Reston Town Center during my earlier days there.

Once they got rid of the ice cream shops and book stores and the pricey stores moved in, not so much.

As far as I’m concerned, that railroad track they paved over and made a bike/walking path out of was the Greatest Thing Ever.

Yeah, it’s completely different than what I grew up with. Neat place.

129 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:05:58pm

re: #124 Kragar

The GOP; cutting wasteful spending, except when its used to deprive citizens of their rights

Boehner Secretly Agrees To Now Pay $3 Million Defending Marriage Discrimination Law

He’ll do this but wouldn’t do Sandy relief. The priorities of a Boehner.

130 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:07:26pm

re: #126 Shiplord Kirel

Wow! That’s so sleazy it’s almost admirable. It doesn’t quite rise to the level of the diabolical but it’s certainly within the range of the Machiavellian.

From the team vs. team point of view (which I despise, BTW), this could be seen as a clever move for a team that has fundamental long term issues.

131 Ming  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:08:06pm

re: #47 Sol Berdinowitz

The amazing thing about gun violence is its awesome, well diversity, from the sprawling chaos of a mass school or shopping mall shooting, to the smaller but more personal gangland slayings, the thoughtless brutality of armed burglary, through the emotional intensity of domestic and family-related violence, the shattering tragedy of accidents related to guns in the home, and of course, the silent, lonesone tragedy of gun-related suicides.

Yes, a rich broad tapestry, and all a major part of our American lifestyle, framed by our popular culture and emblazoned across the wording of the Second Amendment.

Who would ever want to change it?

Good point… with around 100 million American gun owners, there will be plenty of diversity in gun violence, from sea to shining sea. Anyone who hasn’t been touched by it should consider themselves lucky.

133 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:10:32pm

re: #132 Kragar

Rick Perry Falsely Claims An Assault Rifle Ban Is Unconstitutional

If it was USSC would have deemed the original one unconstitutional. It’s okay to deem this bad policy, it’s not okay to lie like fuckwit Perry here.

134 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:12:22pm

RNC Chair: Rig The Next Presidential Election For Republicans

In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus did not simply endorse this election-rigging scheme, he indicated that it should be targeted towards consistently Democratic states where it is most likely to skew the presidential election to the GOP’s benefit:

Republicans are in a unique position to make headway with such a plan nationally because Wisconsin and other key states that have gone to the Democratic presidential candidate in recent elections are currently controlled by Republicans at the state level. The change would give Republicans a chance to claim some of those states’ electoral votes.

“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,” Priebus said of the plan to change how electoral votes are granted.

Such a system “gives more local control” to the states, he argued.

And they wonder why people call them sleazy bastards.

135 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:12:35pm

And Sandy Hook truthers have plopped something on my FB page via their “skepticism” about a friend’s post.

*sigh*

I try not to generalize, but lately I’ve been noticing that people my age have no skillset for testing validity, examining assumptions, or source-checking.

136 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:13:37pm

Maybe the Republicans should actually come up with some decent ideas other than recycled Reaganomics and so-con bullshit if they want to win. Also come up with better candidates than angry John McCain and dickhead Mitt Romney.

137 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:14:55pm

re: #134 Kragar

RNC Chair: Rig The Next Presidential Election For Republicans

And they wonder why people call them sleazy bastards.

And this is also why one does not vote for a Republican for any office, anywhere, if one disagrees with the RW nut jobs.

138 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:15:15pm

re: #132 Kragar

Rick Perry Falsely Claims An Assault Rifle Ban Is Unconstitutional

The male Sarah Palin, ladies and gents. And my governor. I weep for this state.

139 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:15:53pm

re: #137 EPR-radar

And this is also why one does not vote for a Republican for any office, anywhere, if one disagrees with the RW nut jobs.

Not even once, not even for dog catcher.

140 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:17:09pm

re: #139 Kragar

Not even once, not even for dog catcher.

My record is not as good, but never again.

141 wrenchwench  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:17:46pm

re: #100 Lidane

We also need the Farah/Corsi Scale for Conspiracy Derp.

I just had a guy in the store who rates pretty high on that scale. He told me why the Soviet Union fell, why the economy is so bad here, and why he’s blacklisted from ever working at a newspaper again. I think it was all the same reason, but too complicated for my puny brain.

Before that was my Fed Ex guy, who usually runs in and out of here as fast as possible. He stopped to talk about Lance for five minutes.

142 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:18:55pm

re: #141 wrenchwench

I just had a guy in the store who rates pretty high on that scale. He told me why the Soviet Union fell, why the economy is so bad here, and why he’s blacklisted from ever working at a newspaper again. I think it was all the same reason, but too complicated for my puny brain.

Before that was my Fed Ex guy, who usually runs in and out of here as fast as possible. He stopped to talk about Lance for five minutes.

There are actually some CT nuts who contend the Soviet Union never actually fell and it’s all just a ruse.

143 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:19:20pm

re: #139 Kragar

Not even once, not even for dog catcher.

I reset my counter after the 2010 midterms.

144 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:19:43pm

re: #97 lawhawk

Measured in gellers?

no, a Geller is a measure of blatant Islamophobic racism.

145 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:19:52pm
146 wrenchwench  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:23:36pm

re: #142 HappyWarrior

There are actually some CT nuts who contend the Soviet Union never actually fell and it’s all just a ruse.

I asked him what information source he trusts and he said “The Constitution.” I said “the constitution doesn’t say all this stuff you’re telling me. Where do you get your information?” He said, “It’s a gut feeling.” I’m having to type this with my head bent way down because my eyes got stuck in that last eyeroll.

147 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:26:12pm

re: #146 wrenchwench

I said “the constitution doesn’t say all this stuff you’re telling me. Where do you get your information?” He said, “It’s a gut feeling.” I’m having to type this with my head bent way down because my eyes got stuck in that last eyeroll.

Truthiness!

No wonder people think Colbert is sincere.

148 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:26:14pm

re: #145 Lidane

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There have to be.

Black home-invading rapists hunt in packs.

149 Shiplord Kirel  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:26:21pm

re: #132 Kragar

Rick Perry Falsely Claims An Assault Rifle Ban Is Unconstitutional

The Nullifiers are hard at work in my home state. I guess they don’t know about Andrew Jackson’s warning to South Carolina nullifiers back in the 1830s:

“…..Please give my compliments to my friends in your State and say to them, that if a single drop of blood shall be shed there in opposition to the laws of the United States, I will hang the first man I can lay my hand on engaged in such treasonable conduct, upon the first tree I can reach.”

150 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:26:52pm

re: #146 wrenchwench

I asked him what information source he trusts and he said “The Constitution.” I said “the constitution doesn’t say all this stuff you’re telling me. Where do you get your information?” He said, “It’s a gut feeling.” I’m having to type this with my head bent way down because my eyes got stuck in that last eyeroll.

I bet he thinks he has “common sense” too.

151 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:28:06pm

Louisiana Governor’s New Plan Would Raise Taxes On Bottom 80 Percent Of Residents

According to an analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Jindal’s plan will raise taxes on the bottom 80 percent of Louisianians, while cutting them for the richest 1 percent:

– The bottom 80 percent of Louisianans in the income distribution would see a tax increase from repealing the personal and corporate income taxes and replacing them with a higher sales tax.

– The poorest 20 percent of taxpayers, those with an average income of $12,000, would see an average tax increase of $395, or 3.4 percent of their income, if no low income tax relief mechanism is offered.

– The middle 20 percent, those with an average income of $43,000, would see an average tax increase of $534, or 1.2 percent of their income.

– The largest beneficiaries of the tax proposal would be the top 1 percent—a group with an average income of well over $1 million. Louisianans in the top 1 percent would see an average tax cut of $25,423, or 2.3 percent of their income under the plan described above.

152 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:28:21pm
153 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:28:43pm
154 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:28:52pm

re: #151 Kragar

Louisiana Governor’s New Plan Would Raise Taxes On Bottom 80 Percent Of Residents

Fiscal responsibility! Bootstraps! Eleventy!

155 erik_t  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:29:12pm

re: #151 Kragar

Louisiana Governor’s New Plan Would Raise Taxes On Bottom 80 Percent Of Residents

Hooray, exciting new blood of the party!

SSDD.

156 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:29:43pm

re: #146 wrenchwench

I asked him what information source he trusts and he said “The Constitution.” I said “the constitution doesn’t say all this stuff you’re telling me. Where do you get your information?” He said, “It’s a gut feeling.” I’m having to type this with my head bent way down because my eyes got stuck in that last eyeroll.

Were you in a position to ask if his information came from his ascending colon, transverse colon, or descending colon?

157 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:30:25pm

re: #142 HappyWarrior

There are actually some CT nuts who contend the Soviet Union never actually fell and it’s all just a ruse.

To an extent, they are not that far off. I was working there in 1992/93, just as things had fallen apart and there was complete chaos. We had some collagues who still retained their Communist Party cards.

I asked one colleague why they continued to associate with a party that had failed so disastrously. “We will prevail,” he answered.

Now with ex-KGB agent Putin in control, the situation is pretty much what a reformed USSR without the sattelite nations would have looked like.

158 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:30:41pm

re: #149 Shiplord Kirel

The Nullifiers are hard at work in my home state. I guess they don’t know about Andrew Jackson’s warning to South Carolina nullifiers back in the 1830s:

I say we clone Sherman and let him loose on the secessionists.

159 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:31:48pm

re: #158 Kragar

I say we clone Sherman and let him loose on the secessionists.

Failing that, I say we give these secessionist dipshits incentive to sell all their shit and self-deport to whatever country will take them.

160 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:32:21pm

re: #157 Sol Berdinowitz

To an extent, they are not that far off. I was working there in 1992/93, just as things had fallen apart and there was complete chaos. We had some collagues who still retained their Communist Party cards.

I asked one colleague why they continued to associate with a party that had failed so disastrously. “We will prevail,” he answered.

Now with ex-KGB agent Putin in control, the situation is pretty much what a reformed USSR without the sattelite nations would have looked like.

Putin’s probably the hardest world leader for me to figure out. He uses an interesting combination of nationalism, love of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and nostalgia for the USSR.

161 kirkspencer  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:32:42pm

re: #126 Shiplord Kirel

Wow! That’s so sleazy it’s almost admirable. It doesn’t quite rise to the level of the diabolical but it’s certainly within the range of the Machiavellian.

Yep. Now picture what happens when the loser by a voter margin of, say, Obama v Romney (51-47) wins the national election via the electoral college.

162 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:33:56pm

re: #145 Lidane

But what if she wants a nice compact 1911 in .45 ACP? They’ve been just fine with 7-round magazines for 102 years.

163 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:34:17pm

re: #161 kirkspencer

Yep. Now picture what happens when the loser by a voter margin of, say, Obama v Romney (51-47) wins the national election via the electoral college.

I think something like that has only happened once in history and Hayes arguably stole the race from Tilden. When candidates have won the EC but lost the popular vote, the popular vote has been tight e.g. Bush Vs Gore or Harrison versus Cleveland.

164 wrenchwench  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:34:20pm

re: #156 EPR-radar

Were you in a position to ask if his information came from his ascending colon, transverse colon, or descending colon?

I didn’t want to get that far into it.

Look out, California. He said he’s moving back to Sherman Oaks.

165 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:34:24pm

re: #159 Lidane

Failing that, I say we give these secessionist dipshits incentive to sell all their shit and self-deport to whatever country will take them.

Gray countries only for them.

[Link: aquadoc.typepad.com…]

166 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:36:21pm

re: #160 HappyWarrior

Putin’s probably the hardest world leader for me to figure out. He uses an interesting combination of nationalism, love of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and nostalgia for the USSR.

There was a nationalistic strain to Russian communism, it had to kept to a dull roar because the party was officially supposed to be internationalist and secularist.

But since the other republics have fallen away, the nationalist wing of the party has taken over. And the Russian Orthodox Church is part of national identity and nationalism.

I grow convinced that the second echelon of the party just stepped back and let the old guard dinosaurs wander into oblivion, and then allowed a few years of complete chaos and collapse under Yeltsin before stepping in to be welcomed as the ones to restore order and national pride.

167 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:37:24pm

re: #165 Kragar

Gray countries only for them.

[Link: aquadoc.typepad.com…]

Send them to the Randian paradise of Somalia. No government to speak of, guns everywhere, no pesky Obamacare, etc. I’m sure they’ll love it.

168 Shiplord Kirel  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:37:40pm

re: #146 wrenchwench

I asked him what information source he trusts and he said “The Constitution.” I said “the constitution doesn’t say all this stuff you’re telling me. Where do you get your information?” He said, “It’s a gut feeling.” I’m having to type this with my head bent way down because my eyes got stuck in that last eyeroll.

Derpazilla at Free Republic:

This is from comments on the same story I posted about a Texas proposal to nullify federal gun laws.

The Supremacy Clause is the portion of the Constitution which declares that federal laws and statutes are ‘the supreme law of the land.’

Where is this in the Constitution? The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and federal statutes are subject to the limitations in the Constitution.

Article VI, Clause 2, Freeper doofus. It took 10 seconds to look it up.

169 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:38:15pm

Unconstitutional Texas Bill Would Make Enforcing Federal Gun Laws A Felony

Texas State Rep. Steve Toth (R-TX), with the apparent support of at least one of Texas’ most powerful politicians, will introduce unconstitutional legislation subjecting federal law enforcement officers to arrest and prosecution if they enforce new gun safety laws in the Lone Star State:

A Texas lawmaker says he plans to file the Firearms Protection Act, which would make any federal laws that may be passed by Congress or imposed by Presidential order which would ban or restrict ownership of semi-automatic firearms or limit the size of gun magazines illegal in the state, 1200 WOAI news reports.

Republican Rep. Steve Toth says his measure also calls for felony criminal charges to be filed against any federal official who tries to enforce the rule in the state.

“If a federal official comes into the state of Texas to enforce the federal executive order, that person is subject to criminal prosecution,” Toth told 1200 WOAI’s Joe Pags Tuesday. He says his bill would make attempting to enforce a federal gun ban in Texas punishable by a $50,000 fine and up to five years in prison.

Any place that pulls crap like this should loose all Federal funding it receives.

170 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:38:46pm

re: #166 Sol Berdinowitz

There was a nationalistic strain to Russian communism, it had to kept to a dull roar because the party was officially suppsed to be internationalist and secularist.

But since the other republics have fallen away, the nationalist wing of the party has taken over. And the Russian Orthodox Church is part of national identity and nationalism.

I grow convinced that the second echelon of the party just stepped back and let the old guard dinosaurs wander into oblivion, and then allowed a few years of complete chaos and collapse under Yeltsin before stepping in to be welcomed as the ones to restore order and national pride.

Yeah, you’re right come to think of that.

171 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:40:43pm

re: #169 Kragar

Unconstitutional Texas Bill Would Make Enforcing Federal Gun Laws A Felony

Any place that pulls crap like this should loose all Federal funding it receives.

We can pull out of Texas right after we get done removing our troops from Afghanistan and Iraq.
//

172 kirkspencer  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:40:56pm

re: #169 Kragar

Unconstitutional Texas Bill Would Make Enforcing Federal Gun Laws A Felony

Any place that pulls crap like this should loose all Federal funding it receives.

shrug. Just like the “enforcing ACA will be illegal” bills, if it gets past the leg and gets signed it’ll go to the courts and get tossed. Just another waste of money from the fiscal CINOs (Conservative in name only).

173 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:41:04pm

re: #169 Kragar

Unconstitutional Texas Bill Would Make Enforcing Federal Gun Laws A Felony

*sigh*

Supremacy clauses, how the fuck do they work?

174 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:45:21pm

Sometimes, I wish the shit these assholes believed was even 5% true, and there was an army of jackbooted thugs waiting in the wings to drag them into the 21st century.

Tyler Durden: “I’ll bring us through this. As always. I’ll carry you - kicking and screaming - and in the end you’ll thank me.”

175 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:45:51pm

re: #169 Kragar

Unconstitutional Texas Bill Would Make Enforcing Federal Gun Laws A Felony

Any place that pulls crap like this should loose all Federal funding it receives.

I am not sure how much of this is political grandstanding and how much of it is sheer cluelessness.

176 Lidane  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:48:03pm

re: #175 Sol Berdinowitz

I am not sure how much of this is political grandstanding and how much of it is sheer cluelessness.

All of the first and 100% of the second.

177 Shiplord Kirel  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:51:09pm

re: #173 Lidane

*sigh*

Supremacy clauses, how the fuck do they work?

Freepers just pretend they don’t exist (see #168). Too bad we can’t bring back Andrew Jackson and William Tecumseh Sherman to enlighten them.

178 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:52:01pm

Evening Lizardim from the bitterly cold wild north country. Highs are supposed to be below 0 early next week, which marks the low point of the winter season temperature-wise. How go things along the front lines of the war on derp?

179 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:54:33pm

re: #177 Shiplord Kirel

Freepers just pretend they don’t exist (see #168). Too bad we can’t bring back Andrew Jackson and William Tecumseh Sherman to enlighten them.

We definitely need more Shermans in the world today.

“Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other.”

180 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:56:47pm

re: #169 Kragar

Unconstitutional Texas Bill Would Make Enforcing Federal Gun Laws A Felony

Any place that pulls crap like this should loose all Federal funding it receives.

ok, let’s play What If….?

“If a federal official comes into the state of Texas to enforce the federal executive order, that person is subject to criminal prosecution,”

Let’s say BATF Bob comes to Texas to enforce “the federal executive order”, and Sheriff Wally “Tex” Wingnut and his deputies actually really do arrest BATF Bob. What happens then? Surely there’s a broad spectrum of possibilities before it becomes some kind of bizarre hostage standoff, but what would realistically happen?

181 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:57:00pm

Military suicides rise to a record 349, topping number of troops killed in combat

The U.S. military lost more service members to suicide than combat last year as the number of troops who took their lives rose to a record high.

The 349 active-duty suicides in 2012 underscored the toll a decade of wars has taken on the all-volunteer force and the extent to which the Pentagon continues to grapple with an issue senior leaders have called an epidemic. Comparatively, 229 troops were killed in combat in Afghanistan last year, according to a Washington Post tally.

And these are only active duty suicides, no mention of veteran suicides.

This is a national disgrace.

182 makeitstop  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 2:59:17pm

re: #180 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

ok, let’s play What If….?

Let’s say BATF Bob comes to Texas to enforce “the federal executive order”, and Sheriff Wally “Tex” Wingnut and his deputies actually really do arrest BATF Bob. What happens then? Surely there’s a broad spectrum of possibilities before it becomes some kind of bizarre hostage standoff, but what would realistically happen?

1. A call is made from BATF HQ to the TX State House.

2. Dire consequences are explained to the recipient of the call.

3. BATF Bob is released with a profuse apology. BATF Bob laughs at Wally as he leaves the jail.

183 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:00:24pm

NRA Shooting App No Longer Appropriate For Preschoolers

A new shooting game for mobile devices tied to the National Rifle Association is no longer being labeled suitable for preschoolers. “NRA: Practice Range” changed its age recommendation Tuesday from 4 years and up to at least 12 years of age, with an added warning that the game depicts realistic violence.

184 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:00:33pm

re: #182 makeitstop

1. A call is made from BATF HQ to the TX State House.

2. Dire consequences are explained to the recipient of the call.

3. BATF Bob is released with a profuse apology. BATF Bob laughs at Wally as he leaves the jail.

In this scenario, Texas could grovel, or start a second civil war. There aren’t many other options.

185 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:01:00pm

re: #176 Lidane

“I am not sure how much of this is political grandstanding and how much of it is sheer cluelessness.”

All of the first and 100% of the second.

The way I phrased it, it could easily be both, so lemme rephrase and qualify that:

I am not sure how much of this is cynical political grandstanding on the part of people who actually understand enough about the Constitution to know better and how much of it is sheer cluelessness on the part of complete inbred dumbf*cks.

186 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:01:12pm

re: #182 makeitstop

1. A call is made from BATF HQ to the TX State House.

2. Dire consequences are explained to the recipient of the call.

3. BATF Bob is released with a profuse apology. BATF Bob laughs at Wally as he leaves the jail.

4. Wally’s shiny toy fund takes a serious hit in the next fiscal year

187 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:03:42pm

re: #182 makeitstop

1. A call is made from BATF HQ to the TX State House.

2. Dire consequences are explained to the recipient of the call.

3. BATF Bob is released with a profuse apology. BATF Bob laughs at Wally as he leaves the jail.

Or, in the RW nut job preferred version, the US House of Representatives defunds the BATF, so there is no money to pay for the phone call in step 1.

???

Declare victory and go home.

188 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:04:11pm

re: #184 EPR-radar

In this scenario, Texas could grovel, or start a second civil war. There aren’t many other options.

This IS Texas we’re talking about here. That one could honestly go either way.

189 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:06:15pm

NOM RI posts shocking, must-be-seen videos; clips claim gays are ‘lethal’, not going to heaven, more

The videos could not be more anti-gay. At one point (2:32 in the second video), a Liberty Counsel attorney claims gays have “a radical agenda that is destroying America.” At another point (beginning at 3:40 in the second video), the intensely hostile Matt Barber calls “unnatural” homosexuality a “sin that is self-destructive” before going on to declare that “the wages of sins is death.” At another point, the speakers direcly compare “lethal” homosexuality to cigarette smoking (Barber even says it is worse than smoking). And throughout both videos, speakers accuse groups that encourage basic tolerance in schools of holding a “radical” and “immoral” agenda.

In another part (beginning at 8:43 in the second clip), the videos pull from a downright fabricated Family Research Council video that the FRC actually had to change after GLSEN filed a cease and desist letter. This video features Brian Camenker from the SPLC-designated hate group Mass Resistance making downright fallacious claims about what has supposedly been taught in Masachussets schools. The goal, once again, is to attack basic tolerance in public education.

Then there is the part (3:30 in the first video) where Kara Young—the person who created the videos, by the way—calls homosexuality a “disorder.” Young goes on (at 4:00 in the first video) to call liberal Catholic “heretics” before moving on (around 6:00 in the first vid) to plainly state that gays will not go to heaven. Yes, I’m serious.

Oh, and (beginning at 8:45 in the first vid) Chris Young (Kara’s husband who posted the videos to YouTube) says the LGBT rights push is really a drive to push “atheistic Communism,” complete with Joseph Stalin quotes to highlight his point. Gays and supporters are “collapsing morality,” Young claims.

But ya know, I actually think I might be underselling the two videos. I’m not kidding you—it doesn’t get much worse than these two clips! They are not just anti–marriage equality—these are proudly anti-LGBT videos that denigrate us in every single way imaginable. These videos are from the most extreme fringe of this debate. They would make even some outspoken conservatives blush.

190 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:10:06pm

re: #189 Kragar

NOM is feeling left out. Apparently, they are not yet listed by the SPLC as a hate group. This production should help remedy that.

They probably want to be designated as a hate group for fundraising credibility.

191 thecommodore  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:16:18pm

Thanks for the promotion! :)

192 Kragar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:18:52pm

And now… OMG

[Link: i.chzbgr.com…]

193 TedStriker  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:21:48pm

re: #37 HappyWarrior

Crazy people./ In fact outside of Blacksburg, I can’t think of a mass shooting that was committed by a non white.

Fort Hood (Nidal Hassan), Long Island Railroad (Colin Ferguson), Beltway Sniper(s) (John Muhammed and Lee Malvo).

Other than those incidents, most mass shooters in the US tend to be lily-white.

194 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:26:05pm

re: #193 TedStriker

Fort Hood (Nidal Hassan), Long Island Railroad (Colin Ferguson), Beltway Sniper(s) (John Muhammed and Lee Malvo).

Other than those incidents, most mass shooters in the US tend to be lily-white.

You’re not looking hard enough. You must be racist against white people.

195 lawhawk  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:27:08pm

re: #177 Shiplord Kirel

Freepers just pretend they don’t exist (see #168). Too bad we can’t bring back Andrew Jackson and William Tecumseh Sherman to enlighten them.

Tyrants! That’s exactly the sort that these guys think that Obama is (when he’s not coopting a GOP agenda and using their own policies as his own (think drones, WoT, Gitmo, individual mandate, etc.) and then watching the GOP scream that he’s the most radical president…ever!

196 Stan the Demanded Plan  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:27:17pm

Wow I’m actually taken back with the universal high pitched freakout over guns.

Yeah yeah I know. Liberty.

197 Political Atheist  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:31:29pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile…

[Embedded content]

Dense Dog Advisory…

Must be Pit Bulls and Parolees.

198 makeitstop  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:33:09pm

re: #196 Stanghazi

Wow I’m actually taken back with the universal high pitched freakout over guns.

Yeah yeah I know. Liberty.

My NY gun dudes on FB are strangely quiet. Maybe they’re not paying attention to the fact that NY state became a tyrannical dictatorship today.

///

199 Political Atheist  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:34:05pm

re: #193 TedStriker

Fort Hood (Nidal Hassan), Long Island Railroad (Colin Ferguson), Beltway Sniper(s) (John Muhammed and Lee Malvo).

Other than those incidents, most mass shooters in the US tend to be lily-white.

As a mass killer Tim McVeigh certainly counts. He happened to use a bomb but a killer is a killer.

201 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:41:52pm

WHY DO THEY KEEP TWEETING FAKE QUOTES! (One of these idiots BLOCKED me for correcting the FAKE QUOTE)

202 kirkspencer  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:42:34pm

re: #193 TedStriker

Fort Hood (Nidal Hassan), Long Island Railroad (Colin Ferguson), Beltway Sniper(s) (John Muhammed and Lee Malvo).

Other than those incidents, most mass shooters in the US tend to be lily-white.

Speaking of mass shooters, I noticed an interesting thing when i was gathering “gun free site” information. Almost all the definitions of whether it’s a mass shooting or not seem to focus on the number killed. If you want to break the gun free site noise, use something like five or more (besides the shooter) shot - killed or wounded.

203 erik_t  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:43:04pm

re: #201 Vicious Babushka

WHY DO THEY KEEP TWEETING FAKE QUOTES!

Because they’re intellectually bankrupt liars. Was this a rhetorical question?

204 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:44:40pm

re: #200 Killgore Trout

Oklahoma bill proposes extra tax on violent games

Idiotic. The proposal (by a Democratic state rep) is to put 1% extra tax on games having a rating of teen, mature or adult only. This is just about everything other than teaching games for pre-schoolers.

When game distribution DVDs become used as lethal weapons for murder, I might start to take the video game distraction seriously. Until then, it is a sick joke.

205 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:46:03pm

Amazingly, sometimes you can get through

206 EPR-radar  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:47:19pm

re: #203 erik_t

Because they’re intellectually bankrupt liars. Was this a rhetorical question?

Has someone done an “Eliza” for RW fake quote generation?. Should be easy enough to implement.

1) Take RW talking points du jour.

2) Randomly make the language more archaic and introduce spelling/grammar errors.

207 Romantic Heretic  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 3:49:33pm

re: #15 FemNaziBitch

I have a dense dog. I advise my husband every day about him.

Brat Puppy is on the my list this week.

This is what I think about when I hear the term ‘dense dog’.

208 Romantic Heretic  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 4:02:45pm

re: #37 HappyWarrior

Crazy people./ In fact outside of Blacksburg, I can’t think of a mass shooting that was committed by a non white.

It’s my opinion these are people who believe they are taking their power back.

Being a white male was for a long time meant you pretty much got rewarded for just showing up. Now it’s much less that way. This makes people who had little to support their ego other than their colour and gender feel much less powerful.

So they go out and kill others because by doing this they are showing they aren’t nothing and no one. They may be monsters but in their minds it’s better than nothing. The fact that violence is regarded as a redemptive act by many Americans contributes to this.

209 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 5:00:46pm

re: #111 Lidane

My state, everyone:

Texas ranks high in sugar daddies

Man, my priorities were skewed in grad school. Maybe if I’d focused on finding a sugar daddy instead of getting my degree I wouldn’t have student loans to pay back now.

////

No shit! I got my Master’s from UNT and I didn’t get a sugar daddy to pay for it. Now here I am looking to buy a house with the down payment that I saved on my own. I’m really going to have to talk to my parents about the morals they raised me with. I could’ve had a sugar daddy to pay for all of it had they encouraged me to be more slutty!

//

210 RabbitRunner  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 6:18:00am

She earlier advocated that blacks all get guns and start shooting white racists.

211 RabbitRunner  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 7:40:53am

re: #208 Romantic Heretic

It’s my opinion these are people who believe they are taking their power back.

Being a white male was for a long time meant you pretty much got rewarded for just showing up. Now it’s much less that way. This makes people who had little to support their ego other than their colour and gender feel much less powerful.

I don’t know too many, if any, places that rewarded white males just for simply showing up. If you didn’t make the grade or the boss happy, it was the door and the highway no matter what you looked like.

212 RabbitRunner  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 7:42:15am

re: #204 EPR-radar

Why not tax crap like that? If you must tax things more, start with stuff that is crap or harmful first, not food or clothes

213 Beauzeaux  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 3:35:37pm

re: #13 Sol Berdinowitz

Not so fast, Berdinowitz. What makes you think YOU’RE part of Ann’s Aryan Nation?


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