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1 freetoken  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 5:30:30pm

Foraging update:

In my long walk today came across a particular good plant of Carissa macrocarpa, far away enough from a main road so that the fruit was pretty clean.

Picked a few of what was left - most were already too ripe - and they were the best I’ve ever eaten. They have a cranberry-like flavor and if eaten too early in the season can be astringent, but these were quite near going rotten - but not quite - just very tasty, better than I’ve had from other plants of this species.

Most people here in SoCal don’t eat the fruit probably because they don’t know it is edible. The plant is likely poisonous, being an Apocynaceae, but the ripe fruit is not.

It has not been a good year, though, for many citrus. The oranges are small, and many trees have dropped their fruit. Growers I’ve talked to are frustrated. Plus some citrus fruit are suffering die-back. The extreme prolonged heat wave in autumn probably caused these problems.

The local avocado trees were hit by the frost a few days ago but they’ll survive. The loquat trees on the whole look promising - many had heavy flowering, but there were a lack of bees I had noticed, but enough were around to do the job. The past few months have proved to be only a so-so season for the Feijoa, and the Opuntia around here had somewhat fewer fruit than the previous year.

Not the best of years here in the Avocado belt.

2 Charles Johnson  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 5:34:20pm

RIP, Stan Musial. One of the greats from baseball’s Golden Age.

Image: ZZ6B6AEB9D.jpg

3 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 5:35:32pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

RIP, Stan Musial. One of the greats from baseball’s Golden Age.

Image: ZZ6B6AEB9D.jpg

He’s one of my favorite all time non Orioles. Just played the game with a quiet dignity for a long time. I’m not surprised to hear of his passing since his wife recently passed.

4 lawhawk  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 5:38:40pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

Wow. Another one of the legends of the game. Earl Weaver yesterday. Stan the Man today.

RIP

5 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 5:40:19pm

re: #1 freetoken

I got a few Vista grapefruits where the sections were all messed up. What causes that?

6 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 5:41:17pm

Whenever I see “Lux Aeterna” I always think of that music that is used in movie trailers but never in the actual movie.

7 freetoken  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 5:42:48pm

re: #5 Stan the Demanded Plan

I got a few Vista grapefruits where the sections were all messed up. What causes that?

Don’t know what you mean by “messed up”.

This is the season for picking many kinds of grapefruit here in San Diego county.

One neighbor of mine who specializes in citrus for his yard says a lot of his navel oranges have dropped early, being rotten inside. Is that what happened to your grapefruit?

8 freetoken  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 5:46:28pm

re: #6 Vicious Babushka

“Lux Aeterna” is also the name of a piece by Gyorgy Ligeti, which was used in the movie 2001:


9 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 5:47:17pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

RIP, Stan Musial. One of the greats from baseball’s Golden Age.

Image: ZZ6B6AEB9D.jpg

And the bread he was advertising is gone now, too, since Hostess went under.

10 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 5:48:27pm

re: #7 freetoken

Don’t know what you mean by “messed up”.

This is the season for picking many kinds of grapefruit here in San Diego county.

One neighbor of mine who specializes in citrus for his yard says a lot of his navel oranges have dropped early, being rotten inside. Is that what happened to your grapefruit?

No, I guess I’m used to correctly placed sections, like in a circle. These were very irregular, all over the place.

11 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 5:49:36pm

Cool Musial factoid. Had exactly 1815 hits at home and exactly 1815 on the road. A lot of people also don’t know that he originally was a pitcher too.

12 freetoken  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 5:52:17pm

re: #10 Stan the Demanded Plan

Either a mutation, or, in the very early development of the flower some pathogen, likely a sucking insect, physically disturbed the new cells of the pericarp.

13 dragonath  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:01:12pm

re: #9 Dark_Falcon

And the bread he was advertising is gone now, too, since Hostess went under.

‘Hey Stan! Can you sign this loaf of bread?’

“Okay.”

14 Geoff with a G  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:01:18pm

re: #11 HappyWarrior

Cool Musial factoid. Had exactly 1815 hits at home and exactly 1815 on the road. A lot of people also don’t know that he originally was a pitcher too.

Just coming to post that :)

15 Wozza Matter?  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:02:06pm

laters y’all

16 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:02:45pm

re: #14 Geoff with a G

Just coming to post that :)

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Yeah pretty cool stuff huh.

17 Charles Johnson  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:02:59pm

The evocative music for this short film led me to search Amazon for Jóhann Jóhannsson. Discovered a terrific modern classical/electronic composer. He’s done a lot of work for films, but the albums stand on their own.

18 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:04:52pm

re: #15 Wozza Matter?

laters y’all

Don’t be a stranger.

19 blueraven  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:04:56pm

re: #9 Dark_Falcon

And the bread he was advertising is gone now, too, since Hostess went under.

Not gone, just moved. Wonder bread lives!

Tastykake Company To Buy Wonder Bread From Hostess

20 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:05:24pm

re: #12 freetoken

Either a mutation, or, in the very early development of the flower some pathogen, likely a sucking insect, physically disturbed the new cells of the pericarp.

It tasted great, but was very difficult to eat!

21 Kragar  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:07:04pm

Today’s 40k update:

Infiltrating Terminators really piss off Imperial Guard.

22 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:08:38pm

re: #21 Kragar

Today’s 40k update:

Infiltrating Terminators really piss off Imperial Guard.

Why, were they Chaos Terminators?

23 freetoken  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:09:17pm

re: #20 Stan the Demanded Plan

Most citrus fruit I eat by just quartering them and scarfing up the good parts.

When I was a kid I often ate grapefruit for breakfast, cut in half and carefully cut the segments, to scoop out with a spoon. These days I’ve reverted to a more primitive style of eating citrus:

24 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:10:20pm

re: #23 freetoken

Ha!

25 Kragar  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:12:35pm

re: #22 Dark_Falcon

Why, were they Chaos Terminators?

Yup.

Huron Blackheat lets you select d3 Infantry units to infiltrate. Chaos Terminators are Infantry.

I got to sneak 2 squads behind his lines before the first turn.

26 ReamWorks SKG  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:13:43pm

re: #19 blueraven

Not gone, just moved. Wonder bread lives!

Tastykake Company To Buy Wonder Bread From Hostess

I’ll be happy when Twinkies are back! (Hey, but at least Lanza can’t use the Twinkie Defense.)

27 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:15:09pm

re: #26 ReamWorks SKG

I’ll be happy when Twinkies are back! (Hey, but at least Lanza can’t use the Twinkie Defense.)

Yeah I still can’t believe that worked. I don’t even think I could get away with losing my temper on a twinkie let alone murder.

28 Charles Johnson  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:15:26pm
29 freetoken  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:18:10pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

You mean they’re still at it?

30 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:21:37pm

re: #9 Dark_Falcon

re: #19 blueraven

re: #26 ReamWorks SKG

As a native of Philly I can say TastyKakes are pretty good. At least the pies are not enrobed in sugar.

31 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:21:42pm

#TGDN swarmed by pornbots right now. Well, that is much classier than the Godwins.

32 EPR-radar  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:23:30pm

re: #31 Vicious Babushka

#TGDN swarmed by pornbots right now. Well, that is much classier than the Godwins.

Fitting. Perhaps they should change the name to Tentacles Going Down Nastily. Would be more useful.

33 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:23:31pm

re: #25 Kragar

Yup.

Huron Blackheat lets you select d3 Infantry units to infiltrate. Chaos Terminators are Infantry.

I got to sneak 2 squads behind his lines before the first turn.

Fitting with a name like Huron. The Huron were masters of infiltration warfare.

34 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:25:36pm

re: #29 freetoken

You mean they’re still at it?

Buck really wants his martyr cookie.

35 The Force Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:26:13pm

re: #31 Vicious Babushka

#TGDN swarmed by pornbots right now. Well, that is much classier than the Godwins.

Given the general state of mind at TGDN, the pornbots might actually win a few arguments.

36 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:27:20pm
37 Kragar  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:27:45pm

re: #33 Dark_Falcon

Fitting with a name like Huron. The Huron were masters of infiltration warfare.

Lufgt Huron

Lufgt Huron, the Tyrant of Badab, was the Chapter Master of the Astral Claws Space Marine Chapter and the Imperial Governor of the world of Badab Primaris in the Maelstrom Zone of the Ultima Segmentum. Huron Blackheart, as he became known, ultimately turned to Chaos in his ambitious pursuit of power and corrupted most of his Chapter as well, leading them in a rebellion against the Imperium of Man that was known as the Badab War (901-912.M41). At present he is the Chaos Lord known as Huron Blackheart, who leads the surviving Astral Claws as a warband of piratical Chaos Space Marines called the Red Corsairs. They dwell within the swirling madness of the Maelstrom. Blackheart has slowly built an empire amongst the Renegades and Heretics of that great Warp Rift that will soon rival the strength of the Forces of Chaos that call the Eye of Terror home.

38 bratwurst  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:29:38pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

RIP, Stan Musial. One of the greats from baseball’s Golden Age.

Image: ZZ6B6AEB9D.jpg

My late grandmother LOVED him, referred to him as “MY Stanley”. They were both the children of Polish immigrants born a few years apart who came to make the St. Louis area home over the course of many decades. My grandparents were regulars at Musial’s old restaurant, they even hosted my uncle’s rehearsal dinner there! She passed away about 5 years ago…would be nice if she has another chance to express her admiration for Stan the Man tonight.

39 Charles Johnson  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:30:17pm

Reddit-lanche underway.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

40 Kragar  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:31:40pm

I see they’ve released an updated Baldur’s Gate, with all the packs together as one. I might have to check that out.

41 Lidane  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:32:09pm
42 freetoken  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:32:25pm

re: #39 Charles Johnson

On a seven month old article? Is this common?

43 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:33:45pm

re: #41 Lidane

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Typical fah.

44 EPR-radar  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:34:42pm

re: #41 Lidane

So, however this guy ended up getting the big bucks, we can safely assume no intelligence was involved.

45 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:36:16pm

Meanwhile, taxpayers here spend billions each year paying health care costs to treat gunshot victims, the strong majority of whom, research indicates, are uninsured. Taxpayers spend even more money covering societal costs, such as long-term psychological problems, disability, and the loss of productivity suffered by approximately 70,000 Americans who suffer non-fatal gun shot wounds annually.

46 Kragar  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:37:18pm

Bulgarian assassination attempt airs on television

Ahmed Dogan, head of the country’s ethnic Turkish party, Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) was in the midst of speaking at the conference when a man identified as 25-year-old Oktai Enimehmedov rushed the stage and pointed a gas pistol at Dogan’s head.

The footage shows the gun seemingly misfiring, giving Dogan an opening to bat at the gun before getting away. Enimehmedov is then brought to the ground by security guards, and also attacked by delegates. Dogan was not injured in the attack.

CBC News reported that the gas pistol is usually a non-lethal weapon, but can allegedly cause “life-threatening injuries” if fired at close range. The gunman also allegedly carried two knives.

47 Charles Johnson  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:37:31pm

re: #42 freetoken

On a seven month old article? Is this common?

I know. The randomness of the Internet.

48 Kragar  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:45:14pm

Police Made More Arrests For Marijuana Possession Than For Violent Crime

Public support for liberalizing marijuana laws is at an all-time high, and as of the November election, 18 states have legalized the drug, either for medical or recreational purposes. Law enforcement, however, seems unmoved by the legalization movement. According to a new FBI report, police arrested more people for marijuana possession than for violent crime in 2011.

The Huffington Post reports:

In 2011, marijuana possession arrests totaled 663,032 — more than arrests for all violent crimes combined. Possession arrests have nearly doubled since 1980, according to an FBI report, while teen marijuana use recently reached a 30-year high.

Got to keep those private prisons in business somehow.

49 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:46:42pm

Remember this post from TPM that someone linked here?

Did I miss it originally? I don’t think the beginning of the article was posted & I didn’t go to the link. I just read it again today and the dude who knows these crazy gun people actually accidentally killed his best friend. Go & read the beginning of the article. holy shit.

I also don’t want them around because I grew up with the Gun “Tribe”. Many of the loudest, baddest, sharpshot, ninja, gun-owners (and part-time Constitutional Scholars) I know are the biggest knuckleheads of my past:

There is the Facebook “friend” from high school who huffed a lot of gas and never got higher than a C in any class (especially history/social studies)? Yep, he is now an (unofficial) sniper in the anti-fascist militia and a legal expert. He changed his avatar to an AR-15. Now watch this Sandy Hook Truther video he just posted!

[Link: talkingpointsmemo.com…]

50 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:57:34pm

re: #49 Stan the Demanded Plan

Remember this post from TPM that someone linked here?

Did I miss it originally? I don’t think the beginning of the article was posted & I didn’t go to the link. I just read it again today and the dude who knows these crazy gun people actually accidentally killed his best friend. Go & read the beginning of the article. holy shit.

[Link: talkingpointsmemo.com…]

I hope he’s just a loser who likes to stroke guns. Because what is true is that an erstwhile loser who happens to be a good shot can be quite deadly, as witness James Earl Ray or Jimmy Essex.

51 TedStriker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:58:22pm

re: #34 William Barnett-Lewis

Buck really wants his martyr cookie.

I say, fuck it, let him flounce…at this point, Buck’s apparently only interested in playing us for the lulz and he ain’t gonna change now.

As much as I want Charles and Stinky to airlock Buck’s sorry ass, that’ll just be giving him what he wants.

52 freetoken  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:58:38pm

Tony Campolo, well known for stirring up debate in American Evangelical circles, last week wrote an article “Is Evangelicalism Headed for a Split?” in which he writes, among other things:

[…]

Finally, there is a political divide insofar as a significant majority of Evangelicals operate under the assumption that if you are not committed to the Republican Party, you can hardly call yourself an Evangelical, and perhaps you even ought not to call yourself a Christian. I have heard, as all of us have, certain voices who have suggested that to be a Christian is, post facto, to be a Republican, given what the Republican Party stands for and what the Democratic Party stands for. Needless to say, there are a number of Evangelicals who disagree with that kind of judgment.


[…]

Campolo’s article is him trying to wire together a multi-sided argument about a coming split in “Evangelicalism”, an idea about which one commenter over at Patheos concisely and dryly dismisses:

J.L. Schafer says:
Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:03 at 10:03 AM
I doubt that the evangelical movement is unified enough to have a dramatic split.

Anyway, what strikes me as noticeable about the Campolo piece is that other American “evangelicals” are indeed being put off by the increasingly, stridently, political lurch to the right of many congregations and religious leaders.

I think the NRA blow-back on their tin-eared approach to the Sandy Hook massacre is adding fuel to this division. A great many right-wing religious writers have lamented that they couldn’t keep some “Christians” and “Evangelicals” from voting for Obama (because in these writers minds Obama == Evil.)

The best thing we can do, I propose, is to continue mocking and prodding the far right as they become increasingly narrow in their outlook. By demonstrating how truly atavistic or extreme many of these wingnuts are others Americans, who frankly are either too busy or too lazy to pay attention, will begin to notice that there are people out there claiming to speak for them who are in nature reprehensible.

53 ProBosniaLiberal  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:58:50pm

OT, but apparently, someone noticed something in the Trailer for Series 7, Part 2 of Doctor Who.

It appears that, in one of the new episodes coming up, he has a new Sonic Screwdriver. Perhaps River Song will be written out now.

54 Shvaughn  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6:59:21pm

re: #46 Kragar

Bulgarian assassination attempt airs on television

The picture of that incident is pretty startling.

55 Shvaughn  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:01:50pm

re: #52 freetoken

Tony Campolo, well known for stirring up debate in American Evangelical circles, last week wrote an article “Is Evangelicalism Headed for a Split?” in which he writes, among other things:

When I was a young, naive Evangelical Christian, I was a big fan of Tony Campolo. I still rather am now that I am a liberal, mainline Christian.

56 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:06:02pm

Reince Armstrong Admits GOP Has Been Doping For Decades

“but look at all the millions of dopes we’ve created!”

57 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:11:14pm
58 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:13:36pm

Sooo weird, but I’m going to a sushi birthday party tomorrow. At NOON.

59 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:14:47pm

re: #51 TedStriker

I say, fuck it, let him flounce…at this point, Buck’s apparently only interested in playing us for the lulz and he ain’t gonna change now.

As much as I want Charles and Stinky to airlock Buck’s sorry ass, that’ll just be giving him what he wants.

He can either step back or he can keep using that thread to dance the Butthurt Fandango:

Step 1: Drop a turd of a post on a thread.
Step 2: When other people express annoyance at a turd being dropped, claim it is not a turd but rather “valuable insight”.
Step 3: When others explain the turd smells like shit, claim they are being ‘paranoid’ and it in fact smells like Breath of Spring.
Step 4: Drop additional turd comments.
Step 5: Become outraged and refuse to admit error when others start openly faulting the dropping of turds.
Step 6: Deliver a hostile rant bemoaning the blog’s direction and commentators.
Step 7: Get booted out on ass by Charles.
Step 8: Register at the “Diary of Dorkus” Stalker Site and bitterly lament that “that Tyrant Chuck banned me without one word of warning!”

60 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:15:06pm

re: #58 Stan the Demanded Plan

Sooo weird, but I’m going to a sushi birthday party tomorrow. At NOON.

i didn’t know that sushi even had birthdays

61 TedStriker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:19:43pm

re: #60 engineer cat

i didn’t know that sushi even had birthdays

YOU INSENSITIVE CLOD!!!

/

62 bratwurst  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:21:06pm

re: #51 TedStriker

I say, fuck it, let him flounce…at this point, Buck’s apparently only interested in playing us for the lulz and he ain’t gonna change now.

As much as I want Charles and Stinky to airlock Buck’s sorry ass, that’ll just be giving him what he wants.

You know what I would do if there were a blog online where I found the content and the commenters consistently not to my liking, the way Buck apparently feels around here? I would stop visiting that blog.

63 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:23:37pm

re: #62 bratwurst

You know what I would do if there were a blog online where I found the content and the commenters consistently not to my liking, the way Buck apparently feels around here? I would stop visiting that blog.

Ya. He’s definitely a glutton for punishment. Never going to convince anyone here of anything.

At least he’s few and farther between.

64 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:29:01pm
65 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:30:35pm

re: #63 Stan the Demanded Plan

Ya. He’s definitely a glutton for punishment. Never going to convince anyone here of anything.

At least he’s few and farther between.

The Stalkers are also following that thread. Reading their Stalker thread is like seeing monkeys watching TV and throwing poo at the screen upon seeing something they don’t like.

[waves to the Stalkers]

66 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:30:47pm

re: #64 Gus

Horses and bayonets.

Ha, nice. That should be his presidential portrait.

67 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:31:28pm

re: #64 Gus

Horses and bayonets.

That’s an MP7. It doesn’t have a bayonet log, silly. ;)

68 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:33:42pm

These #TGDN people are such fucking idiots.

69 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:34:27pm

re: #67 Dark_Falcon

That’s an MP7. It doesn’t have a bayonet log, silly. ;)

I thought it was an MP3. //

70 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:35:04pm

re: #68 Vicious Babushka

These #TGDN people are such fucking idiots.

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[Sound of car peeling out.]

71 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:35:19pm

What’s your Vampire Name?

The Great Archives determine you to have gone by the identity:
Marchioness of The Ghastly
Known in some parts of the world as:
Scourge of The Howling Wolves
The Great Archives Record:
Hot of blood and running wild with the hungry wolves.

72 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:35:40pm

Good Night to my fellow Lizards.

73 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:36:02pm

Why do I have a feeling we’re going to be having birthers long after President Obama is dead? As I said, people want a conspiracy out of every damn little thing.

74 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:37:05pm

Barack Obama’s Vampire Name:

Michael Ruthven
Known in some parts of the world as:
Hyperion of Slaves In Chains
The Great Archives Record:
Silently this one moves amongst the helpless and the oppressed.

75 freetoken  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:37:44pm

re: #73 HappyWarrior

Yeah, well, do you know who really shot Lincoln?

And of course, who really shot JFK??

76 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:37:52pm

We could slip this into #TGDN and get make it go viral!

77 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:37:57pm

Good evening lizards!
The Hoops is really inspired tonight. Watching the Harbaugh family special.. I think the greatest coaching family of all time..Jeez it’s so inspiring to listen too. But it reminded me of my old ball coaches..That special relationship to guide and teach you to achieve excellence.and to be a man. When I think about it..My coaches have left in my heart inspiration to this day.. I hear coach guiding me in the game of life.

78 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:38:17pm

re: #75 freetoken

Yeah, well, do you know who really shot Lincoln?

And of course, who really shot JFK??

LBJ duh.

79 Shvaughn  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:39:17pm

re: #78 HappyWarrior

LBJ duh.

LBJ shot Lincoln?!

80 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:39:19pm

re: #77 HoosierHoops

Good evening lizards!
The Hoops is really inspired tonight. Watching the Harbaugh family special.. I think the greatest coaching family of all time..Jeez it’s so inspiring to listen too. But it reminded me of my old ball coaches..That special relationship to guide and teach you to achieve excellence.and to be a man. When I think about it..My coaches have left in my heart inspiration to this day.. I hear coach guiding me in the game of life.

I’m doing assistant coaching for the first time this winter for my brother’s b-ball team. Tough work but we’re getting better.

81 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:39:22pm

re: #75 freetoken

Yeah, well, do you know who really shot Lincoln?

And of course, who really shot JFK??

#TGDN says: It was Obama!1!1

82 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:39:23pm

re: #71 Vicious Babushka

What’s your Vampire Name?

The Great Archives determine you to have gone by the identity:
Marchioness of The Ghastly
Known in some parts of the world as:
Scourge of The Howling Wolves
The Great Archives Record:
Hot of blood and running wild with the hungry wolves.

lol. I am

Goddess of The Great Oceans
Known in some parts of the world as:
Devil of Wraiths
The Great Archives Record:
A needy and violent spirit.

83 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:39:56pm

re: #79 Shvaughn

LBJ shot Lincoln?!

Time machine. But seriously there are people who believe LBJ was involved in a conspiracy to kill JFK so he could escalate the Vietnam War.

84 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:40:43pm

re: #81 Vicious Babushka

#TGDN says: It was Obama!1!1

OF course it was. Obama got a time machine and decided killing Lincoln would ruin the South for generations so he did it.

85 Shvaughn  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:40:46pm

re: #71 Vicious Babushka

I am:

Sorceress of The Orient

Known in some parts of the world as:
Death of Bats and Shadows

The Great Archives Record:
Slipping amongst the shadows, flitting between dark places, always quiet.

86 Decatur Deb  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:42:05pm

re: #78 HappyWarrior

LBJ duh.

That’s the theme of MacBird, a Shakespeare update from the
’60s.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

87 The Force Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:42:32pm

re: #75 freetoken

Yeah, well, do you know who really shot Lincoln?

And of course, who really shot JFK??

No conspiracy love for Garfield or McKinley?

88 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:44:17pm

Four more years! Anyone see Romney around?

89 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:44:56pm

re: #87 The Ghost of a Flea

No conspiracy love for Garfield or McKinley?

In the case of Charles Guiteau’s shooting of Garfield, it was witnessed by several people and Guiteau admitted to having done it.

/literalism

90 dragonath  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:45:11pm
91 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:45:12pm

re: #87 The Ghost of a Flea

No conspiracy love for Garfield or McKinley?

I think CT’s for those aren’t as frequent because those two sohootings were up close and personal. Like no one can really deny that Guiteau and and Czologoz shot Garfield and McKinley. I am surprised though that there hasn’t been any.

92 Political Atheist  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:45:36pm

Beautiful day today, had to share…
[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

Image: Daniel_0895.jpg

93 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:45:44pm

re: #89 Dark_Falcon

In the case of Charles Guiteau’s shooting of Garfield, it was witnessed by several people and Guiteau admitted to having done it.

/literalism

I AM A STALWART AND ARTHUR IS PRESIDENT!

94 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:45:47pm

re: #90 dragonath

Image: article-2218834-158A2B07000005DC-125_634x350.jpg

i say charlie sheen plays him in the movie

95 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:46:06pm

re: #90 dragonath

Image: article-2218834-158A2B07000005DC-125_634x350.jpg

Please proceed governor.

96 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:46:32pm

re: #94 engineer cat

i say charlie sheen plays him in the movie

A little young but man I can see Charlie Sheen in those eyes.

97 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:46:39pm
98 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:47:01pm

Who plays Paul Ryan?

99 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:47:27pm

re: #94 engineer cat

i say charlie sheen plays him in the movie

That doesn’t work. Charlie Sheen knows how to laugh at himself too well. He could never say Romney’s ‘47%’ speech with the required cluelessness.

100 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:47:39pm

re: #98 HappyWarrior

Who plays Paul Ryan?

Who was that kid from The Munsters?

101 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:47:52pm

re: #68 Vicious Babushka

These #TGDN people are such fucking idiots.

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Yes indeed. Just opened it up to see this:

102 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:48:06pm

re: #98 HappyWarrior

Who plays Paul Ryan?

Steve Buscemi

103 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:48:08pm

re: #80 HappyWarrior

I’m doing assistant coaching for the first time this winter for my brother’s b-ball team. Tough work but we’re getting better.

That’s great! I played for two colleges and afterwords.. I got involved with coching little kids. I have raised three boys. I am so proud of my children.

104 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:48:11pm

re: #100 Vicious Babushka

Who was that kid from The Munsters?

Butch Patrick haha. Oh man if he were fifteen years younger I could actually see it.

105 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:48:31pm

re: #100 Vicious Babushka

Who was that kid from The Munsters?

Butch Patrick!

106 dragonath  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:48:39pm

re: #98 HappyWarrior

Image: freaks%20bill%20s%20preston.jpg

Alex Winter?

107 freetoken  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:49:13pm

re: #87 The Ghost of a Flea

No conspiracy love for Garfield or McKinley?

You know, those two have not been done justice in Hollywood for either large screen or TV. The story of both killers are classic tales of men gone wrong. You’d think someone could come up with a good script for at least one of the events.

108 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:49:43pm

re: #106 dragonath

Image: freaks%20bill%20s%20preston.jpg

Alex Winter?

Bill S. Preston, esquire :).

109 The Force Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:50:12pm

re: #89 Dark_Falcon

In the case of Charles Guiteau’s shooting of Garfield, it was witnessed by several people and Guiteau admitted to having done it.

/literalism

I’m reading Destiny of a Nation, about the Garfield assassination, right now. It’s kind of horrid to read how Garfield’s injury wasn’t that bad, but unhygienic probing of the wound pretty much killed him. And the primary physician totally dissed the younger ones who were into Lister’s ideas about not jamming filthy fingers into wounds.

Conspiracy hay could be made with this, I think.

111 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:51:31pm

re: #107 freetoken

You know, those two have not been done justice in Hollywood for either large screen or TV. The story of both killers are classic tales of men gone wrong. You’d think someone could come up with a good script for at least one of the events.

McKinley was shot by an anarchist. I always thought a movie about the anarchists, the REAL anarchists, not V For Vendetta, would be fun to watch, with lots of explosions.

112 Decatur Deb  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:51:31pm

re: #109 The Ghost of a Flea

I’m reading Destiny of a Nation, about the Garfield assassination, right now. It’s kind of horrid to read how Garfield’s injury wasn’t that bad, but unhygienic probing of the wound pretty much killed him. And the primary physician totally dissed the younger ones who were into Lister’s ideas about not jamming filthy fingers into wounds.

Conspiracy hay could be made with this, I think.


The Doctors’ Plotz.

113 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:51:54pm

re: #97 Gus

Image: a_560x375.jpg

Oh so fake. That guy had to fight to show soul.

114 ProBosniaLiberal  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:52:11pm

re: #89 Dark_Falcon

To be fair about the Lincoln thing, there WAS a conspiracy.

Vice President Johnson, and Secretary Seward very well could have died that night. Lafayette S. Foster then would have become President.

115 dragonath  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:52:38pm

It was a pretty big thing when McKinley got shot. Practically half of the public buildings in Ohio are named after the guy.

116 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:52:46pm

re: #101 jaunte

Some people really do need a sharp object shoved up their rectum. What a dirtbag.

117 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:53:04pm

Harpoon your boyfriend.

118 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:53:38pm

re: #101 jaunte

Yes indeed. Just opened it up to see this:

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Gaaaaaah.

[Falls to floor.]

119 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:54:33pm

re: #116 Romantic Heretic

That whole timeline is so over the top it might be a parody.
[Link: twitter.com…]

120 dragonath  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:54:35pm
121 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:54:49pm

re: #101 jaunte

Yes indeed. Just opened it up to see this:

[Embedded content]

re: #118 Gus

Gaaaaaah.

[Falls to floor.]

Ditto.

WTF

122 TedStriker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:56:02pm

re: #86 Decatur Deb

That’s the theme of MacBird, a Shakespeare update from the
’60s.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

Looked at the Wiki on that; the opening night cast for its off-off-Broadway run is has quite a few notables:

Stacy Keach as MacBird
Rue McClanahan as Lady MacBird,[2]
Paul Hecht as John O’Dunc
William Devane as Robert O’Dunc
John Pleshette as Ted O’Dunc
John Clark as Earl of Warren
Cleavon Little as Witch 2

It’s notable for being Cleavon Little’s professional debut, among other things.

123 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:56:32pm

re: #121 Stan the Demanded Plan

re: #118 Gus

Ditto.

WTF

Yeah. In the wrong place at the wrong time. Like your own bedroom. Or walking back your car after work. I knew there were people like this out there but Twitter make them more visible.

124 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:57:11pm

re: #119 jaunte

That whole timeline is so over the top it might be a parody.
[Link: twitter.com…]

Hopefully.

125 TedStriker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:57:46pm

re: #113 Stan the Demanded Plan

Oh so fake. That guy had to fight to show that he had a soul.

FTFY…

126 Decatur Deb  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:57:51pm

re: #122 TedStriker

Looked at the Wiki on that; the opening night cast for its off-off-Broadway run is has quite a few notables:

It’s notable for being Cleavon Little’s professional debut, among other things.

Walked past the off-Broadway theatre often, but we didn’t go—we weren’t into the CT thing.

127 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:58:04pm

Instant Food-Like Substance

1. fill to brim with hot water
2. wait three minutes, stirring occasionally
3. enjoy!

step 3 is the hardest

128 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:58:16pm

re: #124 Stan the Demanded Plan

It’s like a compilation of the worst conservative arguments ever.

129 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:01:46pm

re: #114 ProBosniaLiberal

To be fair about the Lincoln thing, there WAS a conspiracy.

Vice President Johnson, and Secretary Seward very well could have died that night. Lafayette S. Foster then would have become President.

There was. People start mocking though when people say that knowledge of the plot went all the way up to Davis and there were even some who claimed the Catholic Church was behind it since Booth and some of the other conspirators were Catholics.

130 Decatur Deb  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:02:57pm

re: #129 HappyWarrior

There was. People start mocking though when people say that knowledge of the plot went all the way up to Davis and there were even some who claimed the Catholic Church was behind it since Booth and some of the other conspirators were Catholics.

And had a recruiting meet-up in a Catholic church.

131 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:04:01pm

re: #119 jaunte

That whole timeline is so over the top it might be a parody.
[Link: twitter.com…]

lost ‘all in the family’ script?

i mean, his wingnut memes are like decades outta date d00d

132 The Force Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:04:35pm

Here’s a McKinley conspiracy theory:

It was McKinley on the grassy knoll.

133 Petero1818  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:05:09pm

In the “what could possibly go wrong category” I came across this article a few minutes ago.

[Link: www.cnn.com…]

134 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:06:09pm

re: #127 engineer cat

Instant Food-Like Substance

1. fill to brim with hot water
2. wait three minutes, stirring occasionally
3. enjoy!

step 3 is the hardest

I mostly hate 90% of all food. I was born to hate most food.. But what I do eat..I eat a lot..Me and Winston will tear up a Chinese food order. Years ago we had a food thread when lizards posted what they won’t eat..I won hands down..Beat buzzsaw i think. Food threads are great.. Good evening Lizards

135 Decatur Deb  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:07:30pm

re: #133 Petero1818

In the “what could possibly go wrong category” I came across this article a few minutes ago.

[Link: www.cnn.com…]

Freepers already had the NC shooting as a false-flag leftist at work.

136 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:08:42pm

re: #133 Petero1818

In the “what could possibly go wrong category” I came across this article a few minutes ago.

[Link: www.cnn.com…]

This was a disastrous PR day for the gun people.

137 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:08:44pm

re: #135 Decatur Deb

Freepers already had the NC shooting as a false-flag leftist at work.

It’s like they think we spend all our time thinking “How can we make the right look bad?” I mean when you have people like Anders Brevik shooting innocent people in your ideology’s name, we don’t need to help you.

138 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:08:54pm

re: #134 HoosierHoops

jeez.. food=fun
Spellcheck/on

Idiotcheck/off

139 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:10:00pm
140 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:10:45pm

re: #62 bratwurst

You know what I would do if there were a blog online where I found the content and the commenters consistently not to my liking, the way Buck apparently feels around here? I would stop visiting that blog.

Same here. I came across LGF several times before things changed; didn’t like it, moved on. Ditto some other non-political forums; they either weren’t a good fit for me or they changed in a way I didn’t like, so I simply moved on (I had already established other types of contact with the people I didn’t want to “lose”).

There seems to be something else at play here at LGF though. Some people seem to feel a sort of ownership of this place. It’s kind of odd because it’s not particularly unique in the sense of being a community—i.e. there are other forums where people form close bonds and get together IRL to help one another or just to meet each other (either as a group or individually).

141 freetoken  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:11:23pm

re: #135 Decatur Deb

Freepers already had the NC shooting as a false-flag leftist at work.

Beat them to it:
[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

142 Kragar  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:13:39pm

re: #71 Vicious Babushka

What’s your Vampire Name?

The Great Archives determine you to have gone by the identity:
Marchioness of The Ghastly
Known in some parts of the world as:
Scourge of The Howling Wolves
The Great Archives Record:
Hot of blood and running wild with the hungry wolves.

WTH:


The Great Archives determine you
to have gone by the identity:
Jack Drown
Known in some parts of the world as:
Gawain of Beggars and Lepers
The Great Archives Record:
Amongst the lowest of the low you will find this one travelling.

143 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:13:48pm

re: #133 Petero1818

In the “what could possibly go wrong category” I came across this article a few minutes ago.

[Link: www.cnn.com…]

“Sheriff Donnie Harrison said he was unsure whether it was legal to bring a loaded gun on state fairgrounds.”

Radical notion, but maybe the sheriff should consider making it his business to know what the law is.

144 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:14:04pm

re: #140 CuriousLurker

Same here. I came across LGF several times before things changed; didn’t like it, moved on. Ditto some other non-political forums; they either weren’t a good fit for me or they changed in a way I didn’t like, so I simply moved on (I had already established other types of contact with the people I didn’t want to “lose”).

There seems to be something else at play here at LGF though. Some people seem to feel a sort of ownership of this place. It’s kind of odd because it’s not particularly unique in the sense of being a community—i.e. there are other forums where people form close bonds and get together IRL to help one another or just to meet each other (either as a group or individually).

Yeah shrug. When I got or was made to feel uncomfortable on a forum in the past. I just left. Anyhow, I really appreciate how vigilant Charles is about this subject. LGF first really got on my radar when Charles denounced the neo-fascist “anti-jihadists” back in I want to say 2008ish. Wasn’t really into talking politics then though since in 2008 I was working my ass off to get accepted as a transfer student.

145 Decatur Deb  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:14:09pm

re: #139 Gus

Disco Inferno

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Tangerine Dream Inferno (scored to a 1911 Italian film)

146 Kragar  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:15:53pm

Multiple injuries on Gun Appreciation Day you say?

147 prairiefire  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:16:43pm

Norah Jones on Austin City Limits.

148 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:16:46pm

re: #142 Kragar

WTH:

The Great Archives determine you
to have gone by the identity:
Jack Drown
Known in some parts of the world as:
Gawain of Beggars and Lepers
The Great Archives Record:
Amongst the lowest of the low you will find this one travelling.

oooh, try again. with a middle name or something!

149 b_sharp  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:17:27pm

It’s interesting how the online community you mesh with can affect your interests. I started out arguing evolution, then went to AGW, and now I seem to be most interested in US politics, which is pretty weird for a Canuck.

150 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:17:47pm

I don’t know how to say this, but I’m kind of a big deal:

The Great Archives determine you
to have gone by the identity:
Emperor of Scandinavia
Known in some parts of the world as:
Father of The Steely Moon
The Great Archives Record:
A child of the Moon Goddess - Cold, determined, but of the light in the night.

My apartment smells of rich mahogany … many leather bound books … Merlin Olson.

151 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:18:07pm

re: #144 HappyWarrior

Yeah shrug. When I got or was made to feel uncomfortable on a forum in the past. I just left. Anyhow, I really appreciate how vigilant Charles is about this subject. LGF first really got on my radar when Charles denounced the neo-fascist “anti-jihadists” back in I want to say 2008ish. Wasn’t really into talking politics then though since in 2008 I was working my ass off to get accepted as a transfer student.

Whatever..:) You bring a lot here with your postings. Thks

152 Kragar  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:18:33pm

re: #148 Stan the Demanded Plan

oooh, try again. with a middle name or something!

Jack Drown, lamest Vampire name ever.

Thats what you get when you let a bunch of silly Goths take over a Meme.

ITS ALL GONE TO HELL!

153 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:19:09pm

re: #151 HoosierHoops

Whatever..:) You bring a lot here with your postings. Thks

Thanks. Love it here since it doesn’t have to be politics all the time. Can discuss music, sports, etc with folks.

154 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:19:41pm

re: #149 b_sharp

It’s interesting how the online community you mesh with can affect your interests. I started out arguing evolution, then went to AGW, and now I seem to be most interested in US politics, which is pretty weird for a Canuck.

155 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:20:18pm

A shu shu shu, me me me me mah meh.

156 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:21:05pm

re: #155 Gus

A shu shu shu, me me me me mah meh.

Gus, I want to know your vampire name.

157 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:21:56pm

testing a little ui code, but i really don’t want to change my warning message to “Please Select a type before creating a new record!” from “the damn thing is empty i tellya it’s empty!”

i never get to have any fun

158 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:24:36pm

re: #149 b_sharp

It’s interesting how the online community you mesh with can affect your interests. I started out arguing evolution, then went to AGW, and now I seem to be most interested in US politics, which is pretty weird for a Canuck.

We have this saying in Islam that whoever you hang around with for 40 days or more will affect your behavior, so you should strive to be around people who will help you be a better person.

*looks around at room full of assorted hard drinkers, brawlers, godless atheists, feminists, and liberal hippies…GULP…* I’m in really big trouble, aren’t I? //

159 calochortus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:26:09pm

re: #158 CuriousLurker

We have this saying in Islam that whoever you hang around with for 40 days or more will affect your behavior, so you should strive to be around people who will help you be a better person.

*looks around at room full of assorted hard drinkers, brawlers, godless atheists, feminists, and liberal hippies…GULP…* I’m in really big trouble, aren’t I? //

Eh, we’re all in a lot of trouble then, aren’t we? May as well enjoy it. ;-)

160 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:26:26pm

re: #158 CuriousLurker

We have this saying in Islam that whoever you hang around with for 40 days or more will affect your behavior, so you should strive to be around people who will help you be a better person.

*looks around at room full of assorted hard drinkers, brawlers, godless atheists, feminists, and liberal hippies…GULP…* I’m in really big trouble, aren’t I? //

you will either get very drunk or begin to doubt

161 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:26:50pm

re: #158 CuriousLurker

We have this saying in Islam that whoever you hang around with for 40 days or more will affect your behavior, so you should strive to be around people who will help you be a better person.

*looks around at room full of assorted hard drinkers, brawlers, godless atheists, feminists, and liberal hippies…GULP…* I’m in really big trouble, aren’t I? //

One of us! One of us!

162 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:27:08pm

There’s a black rabbit lurking in my back yard.

163 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:27:36pm

re: #158 CuriousLurker

We have this saying in Islam that whoever you hang around with for 40 days or more will affect your behavior, so you should strive to be around people who will help you be a better person.

*looks around at room full of assorted hard drinkers, brawlers, godless atheists, feminists, and liberal hippies…GULP…* I’m in really big trouble, aren’t I? //

But think of the recipes and cat pictures!
;)

164 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:28:10pm

re: #153 HappyWarrior

Thanks. Love it here since it doesn’t have to be politics all the time. Can discuss music, sports, etc with folks.

Thanks! Maybe like 4 or 5 years ago posting about my travels through the net.
It’s pretty funny..I’ll post it again. I watched a Sundance movie called Blog wars 2. I got hooked and lost my blogging cherry to Jane. It’s an interesting journey to arrive here at lgf. :)
/Did you hear I had dinner with Uwe von Schaman thurs night? It was cool

165 Manji  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:28:19pm

what a beautiful video

166 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:28:33pm

re: #158 CuriousLurker

We have this saying in Islam that whoever you hang around with for 40 days or more will affect your behavior, so you should strive to be around people who will help you be a better person.

*looks around at room full of assorted hard drinkers, brawlers, godless atheists, feminists, and liberal hippies…GULP…* I’m in really big trouble, aren’t I? //

You want some peppermint schnapps? Bad influence. But I like that.

167 austin_blue  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:29:07pm

Huh.

“Come to me, my preciousssssss!”

Camuel Tussaud
Known in some parts of the world as:
Metatron of Bats and Shadows
The Great Archives Record:
Slipping amongst the shadows, flitting between dark places, always quiet.

168 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:29:40pm

re: #162 jaunte

There’s a black rabbit lurking in my back yard.

what does that meeeeen?

169 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:30:08pm

re: #168 Stan the Demanded Plan

Literally. I’ll try to get a photo.
Maybe it’s a goth.

170 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:30:24pm

re: #158 CuriousLurker

We have this saying in Islam that whoever you hang around with for 40 days or more will affect your behavior, so you should strive to be around people who will help you be a better person.

*looks around at room full of assorted hard drinkers, brawlers, godless atheists, feminists, and liberal hippies…GULP…* I’m in really big trouble, aren’t I? //

I’m a hybrid. If you don’t like my opinion wait 24 hours. //

171 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:30:43pm

re: #159 calochortus

Eh, we’re all in a lot of trouble then, aren’t we? May as well enjoy it.

Well, seeing as how you guys are voluntarily hanging around with members of the Islamo-fascist 5th column like me & Dr. Lizardo, I’d say, yeah, y’all are in even deeper trouble than I am. LOL

172 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:30:45pm

re: #165 Manji

what a beautiful video

Welcome Hatchling!

173 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:31:17pm

40 days and Wasted Nights
— Farid Effender

174 prairiefire  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:31:22pm

re: #156 Stan the Demanded Plan

Gus, I want to know your vampire name.

Have you seen your “Madame” name chart?

175 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:31:23pm

re: #162 jaunte

There’s a black rabbit lurking in my back yard.

It’s either a lost pet or Cthulhu in disguise.

176 Decatur Deb  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:31:55pm

re: #171 CuriousLurker

Well, seeing as how you guys are voluntarily hanging around with members of the Islamo-fascist 5th column like me & Dr. Lizardo, I’d say, yeah, y’all are in even deeper trouble than I am. LOL

You get a fatwa, we get a dossier—all comes out in the end.

177 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:32:00pm

re: #175 Gus

Cthulhu eats carrots, to lure us closer.

178 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:32:01pm

re: #174 prairiefire

Have you seen your “Madame” name chart?

No. Direct me!

179 The Force Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:32:21pm

re: #168 Stan the Demanded Plan

what does that meeeeen?

Literal statement, quote, or blues lyric that alludes to something sexy.

Those are the choices.

180 austin_blue  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:32:21pm

re: #158 CuriousLurker

We have this saying in Islam that whoever you hang around with for 40 days or more will affect your behavior, so you should strive to be around people who will help you be a better person.

*looks around at room full of assorted hard drinkers, brawlers, godless atheists, feminists, and liberal hippies…GULP…* I’m in really big trouble, aren’t I? //

Shit, I hit all five…

181 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:32:23pm

re: #168 Stan the Demanded Plan

what does that meeeeen?

Yeah, a black rabbit? Maybe it’s an escaped pet.

182 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:33:33pm

re: #181 CuriousLurker

I think so, there are some wild ones around, but they’re gray, and make themselves very scarce when humans are out.

183 prairiefire  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:34:04pm

re: #169 jaunte

Literally. I’ll try to get a photo.
Maybe it’s a goth.

Maybe it’s not a rabbit.

184 b_sharp  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:34:15pm

re: #182 jaunte

I think so, there are some wild ones around, but they’re gray, and make themselves very scarce when humans are out.

All the ones around here are white.

185 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:34:31pm

re: #183 prairiefire

Maybe it’s not a rabbit.

I’m thinking it’s Satan.

186 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:35:04pm

re: #183 prairiefire

Maybe it’s not a rabbit.

Beware the chupacabra!

187 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:35:12pm

re: #183 prairiefire

Could be a pooka.
[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

188 b_sharp  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:35:17pm

re: #183 prairiefire

Maybe it’s not a rabbit.

Chupacabra.

189 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:35:23pm

re: #183 prairiefire

Maybe it’s not a rabbit.

190 wilburs  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:35:39pm

re: #181 CuriousLurker

Yeah, a black rabbit? Maybe it’s an escaped pet.

I have a family of black squirrels hanging around my house

191 b_sharp  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:35:46pm

re: #186 CuriousLurker

Beware the chupacabra!

13 seconds.

192 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:36:07pm

re: #188 b_sharp

Chupacabra.

Coke jinx!!

193 austin_blue  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:37:11pm

re: #182 jaunte

I think so, there are some wild ones around, but they’re gray, and make themselves very scarce when humans are out.

Does it have great, nasty teeth? Do you need the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch?

194 The Force Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:37:11pm

re: #183 prairiefire

Maybe it’s not a rabbit.

Consult the Malleus Maleficarium. It’s probably something demonic.

195 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:38:15pm

re: #190 wilburs

I have a family of black squirrels hanging around my house

The only place I ever saw black squirrels was in Toronto. Never seen them in NY/NJ, nor did I see them in TX.

196 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:38:27pm

re: #193 austin_blue

“E’ll do yew a treat, mate!”

197 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:39:58pm

re: #190 wilburs

I have a family of black squirrels hanging around my house

Cool..The Place I bought up north has a few black squirrels. Rare to see.

198 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:40:15pm

re: #194 The Ghost of a Flea

Consult the Malleus Maleficarium. It’s probably something demonic.


DEMON LLAMA!!
199 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:40:37pm

re: #195 CuriousLurker

The only place I ever saw black squirrels was in Toronto. Never seen them in NY/NJ, nor did I see them in TX.

I saw them in NYC one day. Forgot the borough.

200 TedStriker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:41:04pm

re: #158 CuriousLurker

We have this saying in Islam that whoever you hang around with for 40 days or more will affect your behavior, so you should strive to be around people who will help you be a better person.

*looks around at room full of assorted hard drinkers, brawlers, godless atheists, feminists, and liberal hippies…GULP…* I’m in really big trouble, aren’t I? //

Yup…you’re totally screwed!

///

201 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:42:19pm

re: #181 CuriousLurker

Yeah, a black rabbit? Maybe it’s an escaped pet.

Better hope there’s no yahoo with a gun around.

202 wilburs  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:42:51pm

re: #197 HoosierHoops

Cool..The Place I bought up north has a few black squirrels. Rare to see.

Evidently they are native to Boston
They are cool looking, a bit smaller and much sleeker then the greys
I thought may be they were trying to fit in with the skunks, of which we have many

203 TedStriker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:42:56pm

re: #180 austin_blue

Shit, I hit all five…

Congrats…you just won a lifetime supply of Turtle Wax LGFs!

204 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:43:12pm

re: #199 Gus

I saw them in NYC one day. Forgot the borough.

Really? Cool. All I ever see are the brownish gray ones, and man do they ever have attitude. In queens we used to have a whole family of raccoons in the backyard (not to mention at least half a dozen stray cats we’d feed).

205 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:43:39pm

re: #201 Stan the Demanded Plan

Better hope there’s no yahoo with a gun around.

Remember that elk the cops shot in Boulder? Well, they were arrested. Need to check the current status.

206 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:44:16pm

re: #205 Gus

Remember that elk the cops shot in Boulder? Well, they were arrested. Need to check the current status.

Please update! That was SUCH BULLSHIT.

207 b_sharp  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:44:23pm

re: #195 CuriousLurker

The only place I ever saw black squirrels was in Toronto. Never seen them in NY/NJ, nor did I see them in TX.

We just got them here a couple of years ago. Tons of grey squirrels came in shortly after the leash laws went into effect.

208 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:44:37pm

Boulder officers arrested, accused of plotting ‘trophy’ kill of Mapleton elk
Internal probe continues, could lead to termination

By Mitchell Byars, Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 01/18/2013 10:00:20 AM MST
Updated: 01/19/2013 05:15:54 PM MST

209 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:45:11pm

Boulder police officers Sam Carter, 35, and Brent Curnow, 38, turned themselves in to the Boulder County Jail on Friday morning and were booked on suspicion of forgery, tampering with physical evidence, attempting to influence a public official — all felonies — as well as unlawful taking of a trophy elk, conspiracy, a Samson surcharge, killing an elk out of season, unlawful

210 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:46:25pm

Carter also applied for a road kill permit for the elk with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, saying the elk had broken an antler off, while investigators believe Curnow had sawed the antler off.

211 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:46:46pm

re: #209 Gus

Boulder police officers Sam Carter, 35, and Brent Curnow, 38, turned themselves in to the Boulder County Jail on Friday morning and were booked on suspicion of forgery, tampering with physical evidence, attempting to influence a public official — all felonies — as well as unlawful taking of a trophy elk, conspiracy, a Samson surcharge, killing an elk out of season, unlawful

Nothing like a couple of 30-year-olds trashing their careers and reputations in order to get an elk. Idiots.

212 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:46:59pm

re: #208 Gus

Boulder officers arrested, accused of plotting ‘trophy’ kill of Mapleton elk
Internal probe continues, could lead to termination

By Mitchell Byars, Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 01/18/2013 10:00:20 AM MST
Updated: 01/19/2013 05:15:54 PM MST

Assholes of the nth Degree.

213 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:47:03pm

re: #210 Gus

What a dick.

214 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:47:48pm

re: #195 CuriousLurker

The only place I ever saw black squirrels was in Toronto. Never seen them in NY/NJ, nor did I see them in TX.

black squirrels are found in palo alto and other places around the bay area

215 austin_blue  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:47:55pm

re: #208 Gus

Boulder officers arrested, accused of plotting ‘trophy’ kill of Mapleton elk
Internal probe continues, could lead to termination

By Mitchell Byars, Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 01/18/2013 10:00:20 AM MST
Updated: 01/19/2013 05:15:54 PM MST

Read this story. Idiots like this shouldn’t be allowed to be cops or have guns in public.

Oh, wait. That would be a restriction under the 2nd Amendment. What was I thinking?

216 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:48:35pm

re: #209 Gus

Boulder police officers Sam Carter, 35, and Brent Curnow, 38, turned themselves in to the Boulder County Jail on Friday morning and were booked on suspicion of forgery, tampering with physical evidence, attempting to influence a public official — all felonies — as well as unlawful taking of a trophy elk, conspiracy, a Samson surcharge, killing an elk out of season, unlawful

It really sucks that they killed such a beautiful creature. I could understand it if their kids were hungry and needed to eat or whatever, but it seems they just wanted a trophy. Assholes.

217 austin_blue  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:49:26pm

re: #195 CuriousLurker

The only place I ever saw black squirrels was in Toronto. Never seen them in NY/NJ, nor did I see them in TX.

Park Ridge in Chicago.

218 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:50:04pm

re: #202 wilburs

Evidently they are native to Boston
They are cool looking, a bit smaller and much sleeker then the greys
I thought may be they were trying to fit in with the skunks, of which we have many

Admit it..They are cute :)
On one side is tall trees and woods to me.. I bought it after seeing Bald Eagles and an amazing world of wild life. It’s pretty exciting.
/Well I’m going to the country heard that you might wanna go..

219 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:50:17pm

re: #216 CuriousLurker

It really sucks that they killed such a beautiful creature. I could understand it if their kids were hungry and needed to eat or whatever, but it seems they just wanted a trophy. Assholes.

It WAS such a beautiful creature.

People who do this, especially while in a residential neighborhood, not on a hunt, with government issued firearms. Really, what Ass Holes.

220 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:50:38pm

re: #215 austin_blue

Read this story. Idiots like this shouldn’t be allowed to be cops or have guns in public.

Oh, wait. That would be a restriction under the 2nd Amendment. What was I thinking?

Pretty serious doubt of character here for cops. I knew it was BS the second I saw it.

221 McSpiff  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:51:34pm

re: #195 CuriousLurker

The only place I ever saw black squirrels was in Toronto. Never seen them in NY/NJ, nor did I see them in TX.

I’d never seen them until I moved till Ottawa. They can be mean little buggers…

222 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:52:38pm

Bucks back

223 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:53:24pm

re: #222 Stan the Demanded Plan

Bucks back

invite him over here if he wants to argue

224 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:53:37pm

re: #216 CuriousLurker

It really sucks that they killed such a beautiful creature. I could understand it if their kids were hungry and needed to eat or whatever, but it seems they just wanted a trophy. Assholes.

It’s not like we don’t have elk hunting seasons in Colorado either. Instead these idiots decide to kill a beloved neighborhood elk in the middle of town in off season while doing so in a fraudulent manner.

225 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:53:58pm

Buck season!

226 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:54:40pm

re: #225 Gus

Buck season!

LOL

227 The Force Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:54:50pm

re: #225 Gus

Buck season!

Rabbit season!

228 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:55:11pm

Black Squirrel? Also the name of one of my favorite bars in DC.

229 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:55:34pm

re: #227 The Ghost of a Flea

Iguana Night!

230 TedStriker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:56:17pm

re: #205 Gus

Remember that elk the cops shot in Boulder? Well, they were arrested. Need to check the current status.

Good…when I heard about this (here) and saw the pic, I knew they were full of shit.

231 prairiefire  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:57:01pm

re: #178 Stan the Demanded Plan

No. Direct me!

Saintsandsinnersnola.com

232 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:57:59pm

re: #221 McSpiff

I’d never seen them until I moved till Ottawa. They can be mean little buggers…

Yeah, squirrels’ cuteness is deceiving. They can be thieving, ill-tempered little twits and on several occasions I’ve seen them tease cats, both on the ground and (with my indoor cats) by climbing up the side of the building just out of reach of the window and flicking their tail & chattering at them, which I assume was the squirrel equivalent of “neener-neener you can’t catch meeee!”

233 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:58:05pm

re: #231 prairiefire

Saintsandsinnersnola.com

Ah Naw Owlains. Need to fit that into my schedule one of these days.

234 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 8:58:25pm

re: #231 prairiefire

Saintsandsinnersnola.com

Stella!

235 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:00:07pm

re: #227 The Ghost of a Flea

Rabbit season!

Rabbit season!

237 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:00:48pm
238 The Force Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:02:53pm

re: #235 engineer cat

Rabbit season!

Alas.

Hoisted on the petard of taking the Daffy side of a Bugs/Daffy bit.

239 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:03:31pm

re: #236 Gus

Boulder officers heard Carter speak Dec. 26 of plans to kill Mapleton elk

“During the interviews with Carter’s fellow shift officers, which were done separately for each officer, several of the officers reported independently that in a shift briefing meeting on 12/26/12 Officer Carter mentioned that he was planning on killing the elk,” the arrest warrant affidavit said.

Too bad none of them thought to talk him out of it.

(being law enforcement officers, and all)

240 austin_blue  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:06:15pm

re: #239 jaunte

Too bad none of them thought to talk him out of it.

“My lord, I have a cunning plan!”

241 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:06:45pm

re: #231 prairiefire

Saintsandsinnersnola.com

Pretty Boozer LaFayette

ah yes.

242 Stanghazi  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:08:59pm

I’m out peeps. See ya later.

243 freetoken  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:10:24pm

re: #235 engineer cat


244 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:10:29pm

Oh boy.

Murderous ‘monster’ acquires an arsenal

They knew the Delano house far too well. It was where Christian Philip Oberender, then 14 years old, had murdered his mother in a shotgun ambush in the family rec room in 1995.

Now, 18 years later, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson was sending his deputies back to the home where Oberender still lives. Just two days earlier, Olson had scanned the day’s shift reports and froze when he tripped over Oberender’s name. A scan of a Facebook page then showed firearms spread out like a child’s trophies on a bed inside the home, along with notes about the Newtown, Conn., gunman who shot 20 children to death.

What Olson’s deputies found in the home was chilling: 13 guns, including semi-automatic rifles, an AK-47, a Tommy gun, assorted shotguns and handguns, including a .50-caliber Desert Eagle.

Even though Oberender killed his mother with a firearm, even though he was committed to the state hospital in St. Peter as mentally ill and dangerous more than a decade ago, he was able to obtain a permit to purchase firearms last May. That piece of paper gave Oberender, now 32, the ability to walk into any licensed Minnesota retailer and buy any assault weapon or pistol on the rack.

245 The Force Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:10:33pm

re: #240 austin_blue

“My lord, I have a cunning plan!”

(sigh) I need to force more of my US friends to watch Blackadder.

246 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:10:50pm
247 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:11:48pm

re: #244 Gus

Oh boy.

Murderous ‘monster’ acquires an arsenal

How in the hell does someone with a murder conviction still allowed to buy firearms? I don’t care if he was a juvenile or not.

248 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:12:10pm

re: #246 Gus

Image: 03monster.jpg

“Protection.”

249 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:12:53pm

re: #232 CuriousLurker

Yeah, squirrels’ cuteness is deceiving. They can be thieving, ill-tempered little twits and on several occasions I’ve seen them tease cats, both on the ground and (with my indoor cats) by climbing up the side of the building just out of reach of the window and flicking their tail & chattering at them, which I assume was the squirrel equivalent of “neener-neener you can’t catch meeee!”

The squirrels at my brother’s place do that to the shed cats. The cats get the last laugh and a meal since sitting 10’ up the tree on a horizontal branch in order to scold a cat is unfortunately a very good target angle for a pellet rifle shot.

The cats now turn up every time you fire the pellet rifle since it potentially indicates a rodent meal being delivered up.

250 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:13:06pm

re: #247 HappyWarrior

How in the hell does someone with a murder conviction still allowed to buy firearms? I don’t care if he was a juvenile or not.

The NRA.

251 Interesting Times  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:13:12pm

re: #195 CuriousLurker

The only place I ever saw black squirrels was in Toronto. Never seen them in NY/NJ, nor did I see them in TX.

They’re probably as many on the university campus where I work as there are students ;) Many times I’ll be walking by myself, have the hell scared out of me by clamoring and rattling, then look down and spot said creatures triumphantly emerge from the garbage cans.

252 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:13:24pm

re: #244 Gus

Even more disturbing was the letter Oberender had written recently to his late mother, Mary: “I am so homicide,” it said in broken sentences. “I think about killing all the time. The monster want out. He only been out one time and someone die.”

Love that NRA.

253 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:14:49pm

re: #250 Gus

The NRA.

Yeah yikes.

254 wilburs  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:15:07pm

re: #245 The Ghost of a Flea

(sigh) I need to force more of my US fans to watch Blackadder.

Around Xmas i watched all 3 seasons of the Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

I went around for a week saying “I didn’t get where I am today by……”

No one had any idea what I was talking about

255 Lidane  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:15:07pm

re: #247 HappyWarrior

How in the hell does someone with a murder conviction still allowed to buy firearms? I don’t care if he was a juvenile or not.

Because gun control is evil, don’tcha know.

256 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:15:13pm

re: #252 jaunte

Love that NRA.

Yep but they care.//

257 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:15:14pm

re: #252 jaunte

Love that NRA.

He writes like a caveman would too.

258 austin_blue  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:15:15pm

re: #244 Gus

Oh boy.

Murderous ‘monster’ acquires an arsenal

He needs them to be part of a well regulated militia.

259 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:15:25pm

re: #255 Lidane

Because gun control is evil, don’tcha know.

Not only evil but satanic.//

260 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:16:16pm

re: #258 austin_blue

He needs them to be part of a well regulated militia.

Guy like that shouldn’t be able to get ANY gun.

261 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:16:57pm

re: #249 Feline Fearless Leader

The squirrels at my brother’s place do that to the shed cats. The cats get the last laugh and a meal since sitting 10’ up the tree on a horizontal branch in order to scold a cat is unfortunately a very good target angle for a pellet rifle shot.

The cats now turn up every time you fire the pellet rifle since it potentially indicates a rodent meal being delivered up.

Heh, never ceases to amaze me how smart animals are when it comes to stuff like that.

262 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:17:14pm

re: #251 Interesting Times

They’re probably as many on the university campus where I work as there are students ;) Many times I’ll be walking by myself, have the hell scared out of me by clamoring and rattling, then look down and spot said creatures triumphantly emerge from the garbage cans.

LOL!

263 The Force Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:17:18pm

re: #250 Gus

The NRA.

Hey now.

This is exactly like when they lobbied against confiscating weapons from wife-beaters in Tennessee. Those wife-beaters might have to protect their family…from somebody other than themselves…at some point.

Also, nobody ever uses a firearm to harm or intimidate a domestic partner or child. It is know.

264 austin_blue  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:17:24pm

re: #260 Gus

Guy like that shouldn’t be able to get ANY gun.

You sound like Hitler. Or Obama.

265 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:18:27pm

re: #254 wilburs

Oh gosh. Reginald. Boy does THAT bring back some weird LGF memories. O_o

266 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:19:22pm

re: #265 CuriousLurker

Oh gosh. Reginald. Boy does THAT bring back some weird LGF memories. O_o

Eek. That was weird. I think the weirdest was Mikey. Gasp.

267 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:20:02pm

re: #266 Gus

Eek. That was weird. I think the weirdest was Mikey. Gasp.

Yeah I remember that. I forget who discovered it but it was by total accident.

268 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:20:12pm

re: #266 Gus

Eek. That was weird. I think the weirdest was Mikey. Gasp.

Oh, Mikey—ewwwwwwww. *gag*

269 The Force Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:20:17pm

re: #254 wilburs

Around Xmas i watched all 3 seasons of the Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

I went around for a week saying “I didn’t get where I am today by……”

No one had any idea what I was talking about

I have a hard time with USAians knowing Hugh Laurie as Doctor House, whereas I think of him as Prince George.

270 Lidane  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:20:20pm

Heh:

And yes, it’s a comedy sketch. Watch the whole thing.

271 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:20:42pm

I always get a kick out of barflytom because you know the best way to get people to listen to you is to constantly say “you lefties.” The persona really reminded me of a poster on a site I used to post on.

272 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:21:37pm

re: #271 HappyWarrior

I always get a kick out of barflytom because you know the best way to get people to listen to you is to constantly say “you lefties.” The persona really reminded me of a poster on a site I used to post on.

What happened with Rwmofo?

273 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:22:13pm

re: #272 Gus

What happened with Rwmofo?

I don’t know. Maybe he finally got bored.

274 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:22:45pm

re: #269 The Ghost of a Flea

I have a hard time with USAians knowing Hugh Laurie as Doctor House, whereas I think of him as Prince George.

Ha, for the longest time Joe Pesci was just Harry from the Home Alone movies and then I saw Goodfellas and that all changed. Really showing how young I am with that one.

275 Interesting Times  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:23:31pm

Bwahaha. I just saw this Charles Bukowski quote posted on facebook:

Image: tumblr_mfznrhZn5I1qempjbo1_r2_1280.jpg

…followed by a comment saying it would be highly appropriate for Gun Appreciation Day attendees :P

276 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:23:38pm

re: #272 Gus

What happened with Rwmofo?

A few ppl seem to be missing since the election: rwmofo, EmmmieG, Bob Levin… Speaking of missing, where the heck is researchok?

277 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:23:47pm

re: #273 HappyWarrior

I don’t know. Maybe he finally got bored.

Election day happened. Bet he was seriously bummed. Bwahahaha! :D

278 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:23:58pm

re: #273 HappyWarrior

I don’t know. Maybe he finally got bored.

Yeah, no great loss there.

279 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:24:33pm

re: #277 Gus

Election day happened. Bet he was seriously bummed. Bwahahaha! :D

Zing! :)

280 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:24:40pm

re: #276 CuriousLurker

A few ppl seem to be missing since the election: rwmofo, EmmmieG, Bob Levin… Speaking of missing, where the heck is researchok?

Don’t know. Looks like his last Tweet was on 1/9.

281 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:25:07pm

re: #276 CuriousLurker

A few ppl seem to be missing since the election: rwmofo, EmmmieG, Bob Levin… Speaking of missing, where the heck is researchok?

What about SanFranciscoZionist? Haven’t seen her around.

282 Lidane  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:26:38pm

re: #281 HappyWarrior

What about SanFranciscoZionist? Haven’t seen her around.

Don’t know. I miss seeing SFZ, though.

283 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:26:44pm

re: #281 HappyWarrior

What about SanFranciscoZionist? Haven’t seen her around.

I think she flounced. She got mad one day and hasn’t been back since, AFAIK. Too bad, I really liked her, but what can you do? People move on.

284 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:27:32pm

re: #283 CuriousLurker

I think she flounced. She got mad one day and hasn’t been back since, AFAIK. Too bad, I really liked her, but what can you do? People move on.

Ah must have missed that.

285 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:27:43pm

re: #281 HappyWarrior

What about SanFranciscoZionist? Haven’t seen her around.

She is fine..But has no net access right now..I wish her well.

286 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:28:20pm

re: #285 HoosierHoops

She is fine..But has no net access right now..I wish her well.

Good to here.

287 jaunte  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:28:24pm

re: #285 HoosierHoops

That’s good to hear. I hope she comes back when she can.

288 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:29:07pm

re: #282 Lidane

Don’t know. I miss seeing SFZ, though.

Yeah she’s one of the first people I really remember from when I was a noob.

289 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:29:17pm

re: #285 HoosierHoops

She is fine..But has no net access right now..I wish her well.

That’s good to know. I mean obviously not that she doesn’t have net access, but that she’s okay and not staying away for other reasons.

290 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:30:19pm

re: #283 CuriousLurker

I think she flounced. She got mad one day and hasn’t been back since, AFAIK. Too bad, I really liked her, but what can you do? People move on.

It was because of my comment about Pallywood during Operation Pillar of Cloud.

291 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:30:32pm

re: #261 CuriousLurker

Heh, never ceases to amaze me how smart animals are when it comes to stuff like that.

And then one day my brother fired the pellet rifle near a skunk (aiming to miss) in order to scare it away from the chicken coop. Enter cats stage left.

292 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:30:52pm

re: #288 HappyWarrior

Yeah she’s one of the first people I really remember from when I was a noob.

Me too. She always seemed fair and I loved her stories.

293 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:31:41pm

re: #292 CuriousLurker

Me too. She always seemed fair and I loved her stories.

Yeah she liked it when I compared her positively to Frank McCourt. Told her that she should consider doing what he did except not waiting till she hit her late 60’s to do it.

294 Interesting Times  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:31:59pm

re: #289 CuriousLurker

That’s good to know. I mean obviously not that she doesn’t have net access, but that she’s okay and not staying away for other reasons.

Exactly. I was remembering comments she made about having a hard time with a medication withdrawal (since she wanted to get pregnant, thus making said medication unsafe), and was worried something more serious may have happened in relation to that.

295 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:32:14pm

Which was the same day that Eclectic Infidel freaked out at me accusing me of being some kind of ring leader!

296 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:32:50pm

I was watching clips of Tropic Thunder.

297 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:33:00pm

Sergei is another one who I know people miss a lot. Always enjoyed his perspective since it was very unique.

298 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:33:52pm

re: #292 CuriousLurker

Me too. She always seemed fair and I loved her stories.

I really can’t say this..Really…She and hubby are both out of work right now and times are tough.
I’m sorry

299 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:33:58pm

re: #290 Gus

It was because of my comment about Pallywood during Operation Pillar of Cloud.

I doubt it was just that. She seemed to have other things going on too, judging by some of her comments, so maybe it just all piled up and got to be too much (with your comment being the proverbial “last straw”, though I know you didn’t mean it the way she took it).

300 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:35:08pm

re: #297 HappyWarrior

Sergei is another one who I know people miss a lot. Always enjoyed his perspective since it was very unique.

Damn, yeah. I was thinking of him the other day. He was very cool.

301 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:35:53pm

re: #298 HoosierHoops

I really can’t say this..Really…She and hubby are both out of work right now and times are tough.
I’m sorry

Shit, that bites. Give her our regards if you talk to her?

302 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:36:03pm

re: #300 CuriousLurker

Damn, yeah. I was thinking of him the other day. He was very cool.

He gave me some neat insights when I was writing my term paper on pogroms in Russia. That’s the longest academic paper I ever wrote but in part thanks to him it was far from the hardest. Worked my ass off on that thing.

303 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:36:43pm

re: #299 CuriousLurker

I doubt it was just that. She seemed to have other things going on too, judging by some of her comments, so maybe it just all piled up and got to be too much (with your comment being the proverbial “last straw”, though I know you didn’t mean it the way she took it).

Yeah. The comment wasn’t directed at anyone so it wasn’t intended as being defensive. I stopped watching the master spy after that day and decided to stop reading, as much as possible, certain threads in the pages. Like Sergey said about the topic of Israel, it is a Pandora’s box.

304 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:38:15pm

re: #303 Gus

Yeah. The comment wasn’t directed at anyone so it wasn’t intended as being defensive. I stopped watching the master spy after that day and decided to stop reading, as much as possible, certain threads in the pages. Like Sergey said about the topic of Israel, it is a Pandora’s box.

It’s a very heated issue. I usually go out of my way to avoid discussion about it even though I of course read what’s going on and what the most willful have to say.

305 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:38:39pm

re: #303 Gus

Yeah. The comment wasn’t directed at anyone so it wasn’t intended as being defensive. I stopped watching the master spy after that day and decided to stop reading, as much as possible, certain threads in the pages. Like Sergey said about the topic of Israel, it is a Pandora’s box.

Yeah, it can be a real minefield.

306 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:39:24pm

re: #305 CuriousLurker

Yeah, it can be a real minefield.

CL, I have to say, you do really well in those threads considering some of the personal attacks that have come on you because of your religious faith.

307 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:40:45pm

re: #304 HappyWarrior

It’s a very heated issue. I usually go out of my way to avoid discussion about it even though I of course read what’s going on and what the most willful have to say.

And that’s us just talking about it here. I can only imagine what a powder keg it is over there where it’s actually happening. Sometimes it seems really hopeless. *sigh*

308 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:42:01pm

re: #305 CuriousLurker

Yeah, it can be a real minefield.

That’s why it’s good for people to mix up the topic and not focus on one thing day in and day out. As you know… find some good news once in a while. Or at least hope.

309 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:43:44pm

re: #306 HappyWarrior

CL, I have to say, you do really well in those threads considering some of the personal attacks that have come on you because of your religious faith.

Meh, there’s only a couple of people who use that tactic, and I know better than to react to it. When you get emotional caution and reason tend to fly out the window, and I have no intention of allowing myself to be baited to the point where I say something stupid because I’m angry or hurt.

310 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:45:15pm

re: #309 CuriousLurker

Meh, there’s only a couple of people who use that tactic, and I know better than to react to it. When you get emotional caution and reason tend to fly out the window, and I have no intention of allowing myself to be baited to the point where I say something stupid because I’m angry or hurt.

True that. Still though. It’s got to be really annoying when someone starts posting links to some less than reputable sources and that’s being kind.

311 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:45:25pm

re: #308 Gus

That’s why it’s good for people to mix up the topic and not focus on one thing day in and day out. As you know… find some good news once in a while. Or at least hope.

Yep. I’ve gotta give VB credit for that—she tries to post positive stories along with the more serious stuff. I do too, when I run across one.

312 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:47:45pm

I used to be really passionate about the Northern Ireland situation the way many are about the Israel-Palestinian situation. Still interests me but I tend to keep a tight lip on it now or know what I am saying. I still though go out of my way to tell people not to stupidify the issue the by claiming it’s merely Catholic versus Protestant. I may not be from Belfast or anywhere in Ireland but I do know my history.

313 ProBosniaLiberal  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:47:49pm

re: #300 CuriousLurker

Where is he?

I hope he is okay, being in Putin’s little fiefdom and all.

314 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:48:21pm

re: #311 CuriousLurker

Yep. I’ve gotta give VB credit for that—she tries to post positive stories along with the more serious stuff. I do too, when I run across one.

I read a lot of sports stuff and MSM stuff, nature and science shows and blog here..

315 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:48:33pm

re: #313 ProBosniaLiberal

Where is he?

I hope he is okay, being in Putin’s little fiefdom and all.

I hope for his sake tonight, he’s enjoying some good vodka. Saturday night and all.

316 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:48:34pm

re: #313 ProBosniaLiberal

Where is he?

I hope he is okay, being in Putin’s little fiefdom and all.

I have no idea. I should probably drop him a line and see if he responds.

317 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:50:03pm

Great thing about this website and this comes with Charles being a musician but we get some very good music here. I’ve slowly become a musical junkie the past five years so I’m grateful to have good music and good discussion.

318 ProBosniaLiberal  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:52:15pm

re: #316 CuriousLurker

Meanwhile, it is another 3 months until the 2nd Part of Series of Doctor Who. Couldn’t TV stations operate like in the old days? You knew,seasons of mor than 15-17 Episodes?

319 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:52:49pm

re: #312 HappyWarrior

I used to be really passionate about the Northern Ireland situation the way many are about the Israel-Palestinian situation. Still interests me but I tend to keep a tight lip on it now or know what I am saying. I still though go out of my way to tell people not to stupidify the issue the by claiming it’s merely Catholic versus Protestant. I may not be from Belfast or anywhere in Ireland but I do know my history.

Anywhere where there’s conflict there are gonna be strong emotions from people on the ground or people who have loved ones there. I know I’ve gone ballistic than once over 9/11. Having been in the area when it happened makes it…different.

320 Old Salt  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:54:47pm

I’m still wondering what happened to Slumbering Behemoth, he just stopped posting one night. I want to try his tri-tip.

321 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:56:51pm

re: #320 JAFO

I’m still wondering what happened to Slumbering Behemoth, he just stopped posting one night. I want to try his tri-tip.

Heh, yeah he was a cool guy too. IIRC, the whole thing with Breivik in Norway really knocked the wind out of him. He came back a couple of times afterward, but then just faded away. FBV & CCA are MIA too, come to think of it.

322 Decatur Deb  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:56:56pm

Third gun show screwup:

[Link: www.newsnet5.com…]

323 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:57:07pm

re: #319 CuriousLurker

Anywhere where there’s conflict there are gonna be strong emotions from people on the ground or people who have loved ones there. I know I’ve gone ballistic than once over 9/11. Having been in the area when it happened makes it…different.

Yeah, that’s actually part of why I grew more silently respective. When I took Irish history in Galway, my professor was a native of the poor and Catholic section of Belfast. I’m sure he had his feelings on the Troubles but he was professional. He even gave us an essay to read that was a different perspective on Cromwell than the usual Irish Catholic one because he wanted us to look at all perspectives. I figure if someone like that can be professional, there’s no reason I shouldn’t be especially about an issue that doesn’t effect any of my relations and if it does, they’re very distant ones.

324 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:57:46pm

re: #321 CuriousLurker

Heh, yeah he was a cool guy too. IIRC, the whole thing with Breivik in Norway really knocked the wind out of him. He came back a couple of time afterward, but then just faded away. FBV & CCA are MIA too, come to think of it.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

325 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:58:07pm

re: #323 HappyWarrior

Yeah, that’s actually part of why I grew more silently respective. When I took Irish history in Galway, my professor was a native of the poor and Catholic section of Belfast. I’m sure he had his feelings on the Troubles but he was professional. He even gave us an essay to read that was a different perspective on Cromwell than the usual Irish Catholic one because he wanted us to look at all perspectives. I figure if someone like that can be professional, there’s no reason I shouldn’t be especially about an issue that doesn’t effect any of my relations and if it does, they’re very distant ones.

Amen to that.

326 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:59:24pm

re: #324 Gus

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

Heh, I totally missed that one. I thought it had been longer since he’d been around.

327 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 9:59:43pm

re: #321 CuriousLurker

Heh, yeah he was a cool guy too. IIRC, the whole thing with Breivik in Norway really knocked the wind out of him. He came back a couple of time afterward, but then just faded away. FBV & CCA are MIA too, come to think of it.

funny.. My very first post here was directed at FBV.. I teased him that it is impossible to be fat and be a Vegan. Good guy

328 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:00:47pm

re: #327 HoosierHoops

funny.. My very first post here was directed at FBV.. I teased him that it is impossible to be fat and be a Vegan. Good guy

First person I talked to on here actually was FBV. He’s from the otherside of the state from me IIRC down in the southwest if I remember right.

329 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:02:50pm

re: #325 CuriousLurker

Amen to that.

Yeah ethnic grudges can be silly especially if you’re a mutt like me and they contradict themselves. Now at the same time, I have no shame in being Irish American, etc but I will never use that as a superiority thing either. Now, I do get a little emotionally involved reading about the Roma people of Europe because it seems like very few want to stand up for them there. But I’m not to the point where I return hate with hate because that’s the worst thing you can do. I’m also sensitive to reading about the neo-fascists because it feels like they want to march down some of the same paths of history that shouldn’t be marched down again.

330 ProBosniaLiberal  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:03:28pm

Apparently, Christopher Eccleston is thinking about doing reappearances on Doctor Who.

If this fantastic idea goes through, it would represent the first time since the 2 Doctors (With 2 & 6).

Not counting that atrocious Dimensions in Time, or the cute little skit between 5 & 10

331 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:04:14pm

re: #328 HappyWarrior

First person I talked to on here actually was FBV. He’s from the otherside of the state from me IIRC down in the southwest if I remember right.

yea..good guy..very funny. You know ( group) we used to tease him off-line.. He looks just like Glenn Beck! Funny as hell.

332 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:06:16pm

re: #329 HappyWarrior

Yeah ethnic grudges can be silly especially if you’re a mutt like me and they contradict themselves. Now at the same time, I have no shame in being Irish American, etc but I will never use that as a superiority thing either. Now, I do get a little emotionally involved reading about the Roma people of Europe because it seems like very few want to stand up for them there. But I’m not to the point where I return hate with hate because that’s the worst thing you can do.

Yeah, I don’t recall ever hearing of any situations where matching or raising the level of hatred turned out well. I guess that’s easy to say when you’re sitting somewhere safe & free, but still.

333 ProBosniaLiberal  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:08:25pm

re: #330 ProBosniaLiberal

I would love to see some 9 & 11 crossovers.

334 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:08:31pm

LGF is still more chill than it ever was.

335 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:11:16pm

re: #332 CuriousLurker

Yeah, I don’t recall ever hearing of any situations where matching or raising the level of hatred turned out well. I guess that’s easy to say when you’re sitting somewhere safe & free, but still.

If you hate your enemies as much as some of them hate you, I really think you become more like them which is probably why there’s the circular political spectrum theory. Really the way some of these wingnuts talk about liberals pisses me off because we’re after all their fellow Americans. I get frustrated with our fellow Americans but I’ll never dream of Civil War being anything but a hellish nightmare.

336 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:13:04pm

re: #334 Gus

LGF is still more chill than it ever was.

You guys can sure throw down when provoked though. This place isn’t for the timid. Still, gotta love ya’. You guys have taught me a lot.

337 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:13:59pm

re: #335 HappyWarrior

…Really the way some of these wingnuts talk about liberals pisses me off because we’re after all their fellow Americans. I get frustrated with our fellow Americans but I’ll never dream of Civil War being anything but a hellish nightmare.

QFT

338 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:15:47pm

re: #336 CuriousLurker

You guys can sure throw down when provoked though. This place isn’t for the timid. Still, gotta love ya’. You guys have taught me a lot.

What I like most about this place is two things:
1. The primary focus is anti-idiot. You are allowed to make your case about nearly anything, but it had better be backed up by researched facts.

2. As a community it has a broad base of experiences, backgrounds, and view points. Thus, it’s a window on places and people I would otherwise probably never get a glimpse of.

339 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:16:41pm

re: #338 Feline Fearless Leader

What I like most about this place is two things:
1. The primary focus is anti-idiot. You are allowed to make your case about nearly anything, but it had better be backed up by researched facts.

2. As a community it has a broad base of experiences, backgrounds, and view points. Thus, it’s a window on places and people I would otherwise probably never get a glimpse of.

Exactly. I couldn’t agree more.

340 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:16:42pm

re: #336 CuriousLurker

You guys can sure throw down when provoked though. This place isn’t for the timid. Still, gotta love ya’. You guys have taught me a lot.

Growl. :D

341 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:17:25pm

re: #335 HappyWarrior

If you hate your enemies as much as some of them hate you, I really think you become more like them which is probably why there’s the circular political spectrum theory. Really the way some of these wingnuts talk about liberals pisses me off because we’re after all their fellow Americans. I get frustrated with our fellow Americans but I’ll never dream of Civil War being anything but a hellish nightmare.

Oh yes. Read history and you see that civil wars are quite nasty. Reach nightmare level quickly and leave festering scars that heal very slowly, if at all.

342 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:19:31pm

re: #339 CuriousLurker

Exactly. I couldn’t agree more.

I like it here..

343 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:20:39pm

re: #341 Feline Fearless Leader

Oh yes. Read history and you see that civil wars are quite nasty. Reach nightmare level quickly and leave festering scars that heal very slowly, if at all.

The wounds never really heal. Hell, you’ve got some people here in this country who still aren’t over Appomattox and Lee surrendered nearly 150 years ago. All this happening before 80%+ of my family arrived and I’m third generation plus on all sides. So yeah, I don’t get some of my fellow Southerners obsession with reliving the war. It was a tragedy. It’s okay with me if they want to be proud of their ancestors individually but I don’t want to hear about how the CSA was a noble cause. Let’s not sugarcoat what the CSA were. They were traitors.

344 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:21:50pm

re: #342 HoosierHoops

I like it here..

Flipping out every once in a while is an accepted part of life.

345 CuriousLurker  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:23:42pm

re: #342 HoosierHoops

I like it here..

Me too. You’re a good people, Hoops. ;)

re: #344 Gus

Flipping out every once in a while is an accepted part of life.

True that. And on that note I’m gonna call it a night. Take care, all my scaly, cantankerous friends. *waves*

346 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:23:59pm

I try not to down ding people too much. In fact, I barely down ding people anymore. I know from experience that making the bottom ten becomes a viscous cycle so I shy away from being a douche. In fact, I up ding people way too much.

347 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:24:11pm

re: #344 Gus

Flipping out every once in a while is an accepted part of life.

Just take your technical foul and let the other guy take his foul shot.
;)

348 austin_blue  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:24:22pm

re: #336 CuriousLurker

You guys can sure throw down when provoked though. This place isn’t for the timid. Still, gotta love ya’. You guys have taught me a lot.

You have no idea what it was like several years ago. This board is so much more sane these days.

I’ve been here since ‘07 and the changes have been completely revolutionary. Like Space Jesus, I was stuck in the negative karma hole for quite a while (although never to his extent), just by noting that the more extreme voices here were *maybe* just a little too extreme.

The poster I miss most is Occasional Reader. A very clever, erudite gentleman.

349 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:25:34pm

I seldom ever downding. I mean maybe if it’s really outrageous nonsense. But it seems too many of the frequently downdinged have a passive aggressive attitude about so why give them what they want?

350 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:26:45pm

re: #344 Gus

Flipping out every once in a while is an accepted part of life.

I took my sleeping pill. T-39 and counting. I have the greatest dreams every night. So freaking real. too bad I only have 1 Refill left.
The other night I was in a B&W 1950’s movie wearing a suit and hat.
Amazing

351 Lidane  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:27:51pm

re: #296 Gus

I was watching clips of Tropic Thunder.

On a related note, I just watched The Expendables 2. We rented it from Redbox.

Completely cheesy and mindless movie. Not as good as the first one, but not terrible either.

352 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:28:20pm

re: #349 HappyWarrior

I seldom ever downding. I mean maybe if it’s really outrageous nonsense. But it seems too many of the frequently downdinged have a passive aggressive attitude about so why give them what they want?

That’s getting into meta-gaming. I generally recognize a thread or series of posts as not worth the cost of engagement. So while I might down-ding a particularly vile comment or piece of poor logic I generally just opt to start skipping over comments (or going elsewhere) until the topic changes.

Or I just type something off the wall and/or post a cat picture.

353 austin_blue  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:28:21pm

re: #350 HoosierHoops

I took my sleeping pill. T-39 and counting. I have the greatest dreams every night. So freaking real. too bad I only have 1 Refill left.
The other night I was in a B&W 1950’s movie wearing a suit and hat.
Amazing

Mickey Spillane?

354 The Force Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:28:38pm

re: #346 Gus

viscous cycle

awesome typo

355 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:29:30pm

re: #354 The Ghost of a Flea

awesome typo

Oops. Oil.

356 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:29:44pm

re: #351 Lidane

On a related note, I just watched The Expendables 2. We rented it from Redbox.

Completely cheesy and mindless movie. Not as good as the first one, but not terrible either.

Avoided those since I am not a fan of Stallone at all and figured it would feature him much more than I cared to see.

357 dragonath  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:29:49pm

re: #334 Gus

LGF is still more chill than it ever was.

I think the first time I tripped across LGF was when I was trying to find information on Fetullah Gulen, back in 2008. I was pretty much appalled at the time, especially when the commentariat was saying stuff like

sigh…I hate muslims, I really really do. I don’t care what that makes me look like either.

I don’t know when I started tuning in again. I think, 2010? The debates here were more interesting and varied than the reading at Balloon Juice at the time, which was going through the Great Firebagger War of 2010.

358 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:30:46pm

re: #350 HoosierHoops

I took my sleeping pill. T-39 and counting. I have the greatest dreams every night. So freaking real. too bad I only have 1 Refill left.
The other night I was in a B&W 1950’s movie wearing a suit and hat.
Amazing

Haha Hoops, I had this one dream where I was half of this singing couple in the early 60’s. Got to go to the White House and meet Jack Kennedy and Jackie O. My favorite all time dream was when I knew I was in the dream and I told the girl near me on the street that I knew I was in one but asked her if she still would go out with me regardless. I’ve also done some “time traveling” in dreams too. Like I’ll tell myself, I want to wake up in third grade. And I guess this is part of the aftermath of graduation but I still get the dreams where I haven’t finished school yet. Wake up filling unfulfilled and then I think a couple minutes- hey I have a BA!

359 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:31:01pm

re: #353 austin_blue

Mickey Spillane?

Hoop Noire. Basketball mysteries featuring point shaving, cynical coaches, and crooked commissioners.
;)

360 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:32:04pm

re: #348 austin_blue

You have no idea what it was like several years ago. This board is so much more sane these days.

I’ve been here since ‘07 and the changes have been completely revolutionary. Like Space Jesus, I was stuck in the negative karma hole for quite a while (although never to his extent), just by noting that the more extreme voices here were *maybe* just a little too extreme.

It’s not hard to find out what it was like before, because it’s all still there except the 30,000 or so comments [each!] of 4 or 5 posters who were beyond the pale.

The poster I miss most is Occasional Reader. A very clever, erudite gentleman.

This is why I don’t like to talk about some of the departed. He seemed fine when he was here, but when a lot flouncing was going on, OR came in and recruited for a stalker blog, and posts to this day (well, I haven’t looked that recently) with people whose attitudes we’d ridicule if they were posting here. Saying Obama is arrogant and that kind of tiresome tripe.

361 HoosierHoops  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:34:58pm

re: #353 austin_blue

Mickey Spillane?

Hey you..I’m getting dizzy slowly…
Just a 50’s Hollywood move..Every night it’s different.. If I could write it down but the memory just fades away.. I could be be a Big time rich Producer :)

362 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:35:13pm

re: #360 wrenchwench

Added a word:

the 30,000 or so comments [each!] of 4 or 5 posters

363 dragonath  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:35:50pm

re: #348 austin_blue

I’ve been here since ‘07 and the changes have been completely revolutionary. Like Space Jesus, I was stuck in the negative karma hole for quite a while (although never to his extent), just by noting that the more extreme voices here were *maybe* just a little too extreme.

I once looked up SpaceJesus’s old posts just to see what everybody was talking about, and I found a comment that said something like “Joe the Plumber’s 15 minutes of fame are up”

-60 karma

lol

364 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:35:51pm

re: #357 dragonath

I think the first time I tripped across LGF was when I was trying to find information on Fetullah Gulen, back in 2008. I was pretty much appalled at the time, especially when the commentariat was saying stuff like

I don’t know when I started tuning in again. I think, 2010? The debates were more interesting and varied than the reading at Balloon Juice at the time, which was going through the Great Firebagger War of 2010.

Would have been 2010. I was still pretty weird on and off in 2009. Politically weird that is. I’m still weird.

365 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:36:01pm

Good night folks. Football to watch tomorrow. Plus more boxes to sort out including selecting a few boxes of books for the resale shop. I have been trimming the SF and history collection back.

Put paperwork in today to adopt a rescue cat (or two). So I have to get the place in shape for a potential new Feline Overlord.

366 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:36:44pm

re: #360 wrenchwench

It’s not hard to find out what it was like before, because it’s all still there except the 30,000 or so comments of 4 or 5 posters who were beyond the pale.

This is why I don’t like to talk about some of the departed. He seemed fine when he was here, but when a lot flouncing was going on, OR came in and recruited for a stalker blog, and posts to this day (well, I haven’t looked that recently) with people whose attitudes we’d ridicule if they were posting here. Saying Obama is arrogant and that kind of tiresome tripe.

They still watching us? //

367 austin_blue  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:37:29pm

re: #360 wrenchwench

It’s not hard to find out what it was like before, because it’s all still there except the 30,000 or so comments of 4 or 5 posters who were beyond the pale.

This is why I don’t like to talk about some of the departed. He seemed fine when he was here, but when a lot flouncing was going on, OR came in and recruited for a stalker blog, and posts to this day (well, I haven’t looked that recently) with people whose attitudes we’d ridicule if they were posting here. Saying Obama is arrogant and that kind of tiresome tripe.

I’ll take your word for it. I don’t go to any of those boards. Damn shame. He was a clever boots.

368 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:38:37pm

re: #363 dragonath

I once looked up SpaceJesus’s old posts just to see what everybody was talking about, and I found a comment that said something like “Joe the Plumber’s 15 minutes of fame are up”

-60 karma

lol

Haha frankly, Not Joe the Non Plumber should have never had 15 minutes to begin with. One of the dumbest things from the 2008 campaign IMO. I wasn’t surprised at all that he got his ass handled to him by Marcy Kaptur because he’s pathetic. I really resented his attempts to call Obama an Anti-Semite even though he had nothing at all to base it on other than his own hate of Obama. I really resent McCain for making him and Palin relevant.

369 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:38:38pm

re: #364 Gus

Would have been 2010. I was still pretty weird on and off in 2009. Politically weird that is. I’m still weird.

I read comments here a few times in the run-up to the 2008 election. Probably following a link from DailyKos since I was reading political articles there as well. Registered in 2009. And now I am here all the time and just read DailyKos stuff rarely. Too high an idiot factor in the comments there for my taste to be worth wading through all the mire to find the good stuff. I have better luck following links from here.

370 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:39:18pm

re: #366 Gus

They still watching us? //

Some stalker blogs are less obsessed than others, but LGF is still their reason for being. I think they have a rule not to talk about it, which they can’t help violating. And the community doesn’t grow and change like it does here. Just hangin’ with their fellow flouncers.

371 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:43:17pm

re: #370 wrenchwench

Some stalker blogs are less obsessed than others, but LGF is still their reason for being. I think they have a rule not to talk about it, which they can’t help violating. And the community doesn’t grow and change like it does here. Just hangin’ with their fellow flouncers.

What’s the word for when someone places more power in you than you really have?

372 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:44:16pm

re: #371 Gus

What’s the word for when someone places more power in you than you really have?

Stupid?

/

373 austin_blue  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:44:17pm

Nodrog! The ultimate LGF shit stirrer from the deep past. He should toddle on back and see if he could hang with the new crowd. Probably not. Bomb thrower.

374 dragonath  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:45:08pm

re: #369 Feline Fearless Leader

I never could get into Kos. Too strident and, I think, too fixed a perspective.

375 Lidane  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:45:22pm

re: #356 Feline Fearless Leader

Avoided those since I am not a fan of Stallone at all and figured it would feature him much more than I cared to see.

Yeah, he’s in it a lot, but for an action movie it works.

376 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:45:39pm

re: #373 austin_blue

Nodrog! The ultimate LGF shit stirrer from the deep past. He should toddle on back and see if he could hang with the new crowd. Probably not. Bomb thrower.

He was (or still is, I don’t know) a one-man stalker blog. Not right in the head.

377 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:45:42pm

re: #372 wrenchwench

Stupid?

/

They stopped bugging my followers though.

378 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:46:33pm

Maybe once every 6 months.

379 engineer cat  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:47:18pm

re: #344 Gus

Flipping out every once in a while is an accepted part of life.

amok

amok amok amok amok amok amok

380 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:47:26pm

re: #376 wrenchwench

He was (or still is, I don’t know) a one-man stalker blog. Not right in the head.

Oh, then there’s Music Man? Whew. I better keep this to DMs. :D

381 Lidane  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:47:29pm

re: #374 dragonath

I never could get into Kos. Too strident and, I think, too fixed a perspective.

Kos himself isn’t so bad. The guy is ex-military and an ex-Republican. He reminds me of John Cole a lot, because they’re both smart, they both know all the conservative lines and they can throw them back effectively.

The rest of the site is hit or miss at best.

382 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:48:14pm

Here’s my only beef with Windows 8 so far. There are some updates that won’t install. I found out that one of them was a package that could be downloaded piece by piece. Each piece says it’s not applicable to my computer, but my computer still says it’s an important update.

383 ProBosniaLiberal  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:49:33pm

re: #381 Lidane

They recently did hit one out of the park, that Milford Delaware issue.

384 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:49:35pm

re: #374 dragonath

I never could get into Kos. Too strident and, I think, too fixed a perspective.

He suffers sometimes from what I call political convert’s zeal. I see it more with religious converts but I’ve seen it with politics where the political converter becomes more fanatical those who had always been the ideology. It’s kind of how Reagan ended up being more conservative than Nixon, Ford, and Bush I despite having come to the Republican party and conservatism old in life. Kos isn’t too bad I guess though. Not really my cup of tea but he’s not a terrible monster either like some of his detractors will make him out to be. He’s more center-left than far-left. I will say even though he makes right on points, I am not high on Bill Maher. He’s got a certain smugness I don’t like and I really don’t like his anti vax crap. I don’t know much about science I admit but I really resent people with little scientific background trying to tell me that I am on the autistic spectrum due to vaccines.

385 Lidane  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:50:31pm

re: #384 HappyWarrior

Bill Maher’s an ass. The anti-vax thing discredits him completely, IMO.

386 austin_blue  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:51:00pm

Night all. Sweet scaly dreams (especially for Hoops, which entails shark-skinned suits!).

Chelsea-Arsenal tomorrow followed by the NFL Football Conference Finals.

Sweet!

387 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:51:34pm

re: #381 Lidane

Kos himself isn’t so bad. The guy is ex-military and an ex-Republican. He reminds me of John Cole a lot, because they’re both smart, they both know all the conservative lines and they can throw them back effectively.

The rest of the site is hit or miss at best.

Conservatives are always surprised when they find out that Markos is both ex-conservative and military. I forget totally the details but if I remember reading right, I think it was the Reagan administration’s crap with the Contras that turned him more left. I know he’s El Salvadorian on his mother’s side so he probably hated being told that those far right guerrillas were freedom fighters on par with our own founding fathers which I realize was Reagan’s statement about the Nicaraguian contras in specific.

388 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:51:49pm

re: #380 Gus

Oh, then there’s Music Man? Whew. I better keep this to DMs. :D

Too many freaks. We could go on all night, then we’d look like freaks.

389 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:51:52pm

I like my pragmatic Obots.

390 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:52:09pm

re: #388 wrenchwench

Too many freaks. We could go on all night, then we’d look like freaks.

Pretty much.

391 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:52:32pm

re: #385 Lidane

Bill Maher’s an ass. The anti-vax thing discredits him completely, IMO.

Yeah Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Louie CK, etc>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Maher.
I’m still disappointed about Jim Carrey being an anti-vaxxer but I love to laugh so I won’t be boycotting Dumb and Dumber.

392 ProBosniaLiberal  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:53:10pm

re: #383 ProBosniaLiberal

It helps that it seems that the Tory Radio Host and that diarist were in contact.

The tag team whipped that into a frenzy, forcing the removal of some racist signs.

393 dragonath  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 10:57:15pm

I haven’t been reading it much lately, but my favorite blog outside the usual bunch is Rumproast. It has the kind of wit and good humor that I used to associate with liberal blogs when I started to read the things.

The Tea Party started to take a lot of the fun out of some blogs when it started to dawn on people that it was far more than a bad joke.

394 HappyWarrior  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 11:02:09pm

re: #393 dragonath

I haven’t been reading it much lately, but my favorite blog outside the usual bunch is Rumproast. It has the kind of wit and good humor that I used to associate with liberal blogs when I started to read the things.

The Tea Party started to take a lot of the fun out of some blogs when it started to dawn on people that it was far more than a bad joke.

I remember first hearing about them as we know them in gosh 2009ish because I swear I remember some of them saying “Tea Bag your Congressman.” I was still in college at the time so I text messaged my Dad as a gaffe- “Hey Dad, these guys want us to teabag our Congressman.” My Dad being my Dad responds “Well what does he look like?” “He’s really old.” What a weird movement it’s turned out to be. I vaguely remember hearing about the original TP when it was a Ron Paul movement in 2008 and mocked by many of the right wingers who have since embraced it and ol’ Luap Nor.

395 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 11:03:24pm

I gotta restart again, to watch one of the updates fail to configure again, then hit the sack.

Image: hEA4F79DB.jpg

Later, lizards.

396 Gus  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 11:07:37pm
397 dragonath  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 11:09:33pm

re: #394 HappyWarrior

Hunter S. Thompson should have stuck around for the Tea Party. And even Obama’s election… he would have gotten a kick out of that…

There is not much justice in big-time American politics- but it happens now and then, and in those moments it is a very elegant thing to see, and no drug can match the high that comes from it.

398 Lidane  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 11:12:46pm

My new favorite parody Twitter feed:

Hehe.

On that note, good night all! :)

399 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 11:14:33pm

re: #51 TedStriker

I say, fuck it, let him flounce…at this point, Buck’s apparently only interested in playing us for the lulz and he ain’t gonna change now.

As much as I want Charles and Stinky to airlock Buck’s sorry ass, that’ll just be giving him what he wants.

YES! THIS!

400 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 11:16:47pm

re: #82 Stan the Demanded Plan

lol. I am

Goddess of The Great Oceans
Known in some parts of the world as:
Devil of Wraiths
The Great Archives Record:
A needy and violent spirit.

OK, I am SO STEALING THIS!

401 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 11:25:46pm

re: #283 CuriousLurker

I think she flounced. She got mad one day and hasn’t been back since, AFAIK. Too bad, I really liked her, but what can you do? People move on.

She didn’t flounce.
She seems to have gone elsewhere.

402 The Force Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 19, 2013 11:26:54pm

re: #398 Lidane

My new favorite parody Twitter feed:

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Hehe.

On that note, good night all! :)

Well, considering that there’s been no Dick since 1982, it’s not like things were going to get better.

403 dragonath  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 12:06:53am

ACK… I was wondering why this ginger beer was burning my throat. It’s got capsicum as an active ingredient!

404 TedStriker  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 12:19:39am

re: #346 Gus

I try not to down ding people too much. In fact, I barely down ding people anymore. I know from experience that making the bottom ten becomes a viscous cycle so I shy away from being a douche. In fact, I up ding people way too much.

Well, some of us are a bit thick…

///

405 TedStriker  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 12:24:31am

re: #401 Dancing along the light of day

She didn’t flounce.
She seems to have gone elsewhere.

Apparently, per Hoops, her and the hubby have both out-of-work and are without Internet access.

Damn, that shit sucks…I hope they have some better luck soon.

406 freetoken  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 1:11:48am
407 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 1:28:53am

re: #338 Feline Fearless Leader

What I like most about this place is two things:
1. The primary focus is anti-idiot. You are allowed to make your case about nearly anything, but it had better be backed up by researched facts.

2. As a community it has a broad base of experiences, backgrounds, and view points. Thus, it’s a window on places and people I would otherwise probably never get a glimpse of.

I joined this site when it was a lot more conservative, but not idiotic echo-chamber conservative, the arguments presented here were most always soundly formulated.

And even back then, flamers and trolls were not tolerated.

408 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 3:17:03am

I am trying to work out our future strategy for dealing with problem areas, with particular attention to maximizing potential resources. For one thing, President Obama should confiscate the guns BEFORE he nukes Lubbock and the Dallas suburbs from the new SpaceX orbital platform. This is not because private firearms might actually interfere with the nuking, obviously, but because the guns would scarcely be any use to the ACORN militia afterward.

409 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 3:29:44am

re: #408 Shiplord Kirel

I am trying to work out our future strategy for dealing with problem areas, with particular attention to maximizing potential resources. For one thing, President Obama should confiscate the guns BEFORE he nukes Lubbock and the Dallas suburbs from the new SpaceX orbital platform. This is not because private firearms might actually interfere with the nuking, obviously, but because the guns would scarcely be any use to the ACORN militia afterward.

I think that the pro-forma tactical move would be for Obama to allow the Red States to secede and then declare war on them on the pretext that they attacked a radio station in Markgleiwicz.

410 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 3:53:29am

re: #409 Sol Berdinowitz

I think that the pro-forma tactical move would be for Obama to allow the Red States to secede and then declare war on them on the pretext that they attacked a radio station in Markgleiwicz.

The attack would have to be convincing though. We probably have some federal prisoners we could fatten up for their role as Red State commandos.

411 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 3:57:03am

Just install a weight-activated trapdoor at the end of a Las Vegas buffet table…

412 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 3:59:01am

Happy birthday, Buzz Aldrin! (He’s 83, btw)

413 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 5:07:59am

I’ve talked to some licensed gun dealers the last couple of days. They have little doubt that the current gun buying frenzy is being fueled by speculation. It is becoming a classic investment bubble. At first this involved gun-savvy dealers buying up the weapons that will probably be targeted for regulation, the so-called assault rifles and the like. Now, though, a lot of ill-informed yuppie types have scented some easy profits and started snapping up every gun they could get their paws on, utterly heedless of how gun control is likely to work. These are basically the same type of greed crazed fools who fell for the dot.com bubble of the 90s and the absurd classic car bubble of the 80s. May they lose their ill-matched silk shirts again, it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of people.
I’ll make a prediction: Six months from now, after the bubble has burst, you’ll see new ARs going for $600 (though possibly with smaller mags), and even better buys on traditional guns that were never threatened with new regulations but were snapped up by speculators anyway. You may see the speculators begging for spare change outside Academy Sporting Goods. Ignore them.

414 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 5:38:12am

re: #413 Shiplord Kirel

The free market is an amazing mechanism for balancing supply and demand and for directing flows of capital to where it is most beneficial.

It is also a good way to fleece suckers.

415 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 5:42:43am

re: #111 Vicious Babushka

McKinley was shot by an anarchist. I always thought a movie about the anarchists, the REAL anarchists, not V For Vendetta, would be fun to watch, with lots of explosions.

Hollywood wouldn’t know how to make that sort of movie. It’d be beyond them to figure out how to depict people who were ‘left’ but very wrong, and thanks to Glenn Beck most on the right would class both TR and Wilson (whose administrations fought the anarchists) as “evil Progressives”.

416 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 5:45:32am

re: #409 Sol Berdinowitz

I think that the pro-forma tactical move would be for Obama to allow the Red States to secede and then declare war on them on the pretext that they attacked a radio station in Markgleiwicz.

Well, you couldn’t use suitcase bombs at the railroad station at Tarnow, since those would get blame on Al Qaeda instead.

/just having fun with the theme.

417 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 5:50:59am

re: #415 Dark_Falcon

Hollywood wouldn’t know how to make that sort of movie. It’d be beyond them to figure out how to depict people who were ‘left’ but very wrong, and thanks to Glenn Beck most on the right would class both TR and Wilson (whose administrations fought the anarchists) as “evil Progressives”.

They would probably make it all glamorous and shit, like Warren Beatty’s movies “Reds” and “Bonnie and Clyde” (glamorizing a couple of ugly mass murderers)

418 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:00:28am

re: #417 Vicious Babushka

They would probably make it all glamorous and shit, like Warren Beatty’s movies “Reds” and “Bonnie and Clyde” (glamorizing a couple of ugly mass murderers)

Just so. Hollywood has a problem with depicting people who might have had a good idea or legitimate grievance but who chose to act on that motivation wrongly. It seems to need to elevate such a person, rather than treat them as the Fallen individual they really are.

Maybe the Koch brothers could finance something that linked the anarchists to organized labor, with the big industrialists being the heroes.

/kidding about that second thing.

419 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:13:40am

re: #418 Dark_Falcon

Just so. Hollywood has a problem with depicting people who might have had a good idea or legitimate grievance but who chose to act on that motivation wrongly. It seems to need to elevate such a person, rather than treat them as the Fallen individual they really are.

Maybe the Koch brother could finance something that linked the anarchists to organized labor, with the big industrialists being the heroes.

/kidding about that second thing.

Ayn Rand and all her followers.

420 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:16:21am

re: #418 Dark_Falcon

It is not just Hoilywood, the American viewing public is developing an increasing inability to distinguish between fictionalized history, which cannot begin to bring across every nuance, sub-plot and counteraugument, and real history, which is much more thourough but nowhere near as sexy and glamorous.

421 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:16:27am

Too bad most people don’t seem to enjoy historically correct movies.
A McKinley one would be interesting.
Sigh.

422 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:17:10am

Warren G. Dieharding

423 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:17:54am

re: #420 Sol Berdinowitz

It is not just Hoilywood, the American viewing public is developing an increasing inability to distinguish between fictionalized history, which cannot begin to bring across every nuance, sub-plot and counteraugument, and real history, which is much more thourough but nowhere near as sexy and glamorous.

I blame people craving sensation, preferring to feel rather than think if that makes sense.

424 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:18:33am

re: #422 Sol Berdinowitz

Warren G. Dieharding

He came to a bad end, that’s a fact.

425 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:19:11am

re: #422 Sol Berdinowitz

Warren G. Dieharding

426 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:23:22am

re: #423 Dark_Falcon

I blame people craving sensation, preferring to feel rather than think if that makes sense.

We have a country full of people who that the Bible is a science textbook, believe that Jack Bauer is a real agent and that bimbos they have met only on the Internet are real women…

427 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:24:43am

re: #424 Dark_Falcon

He came to a bad end, that’s a fact.

Al Stewart dedicated a song to him.

428 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:26:26am

re: #426 Sol Berdinowitz

We have a country full of people who that the Bible is a science textbook, believe that Jack Bauer is a real agent and that bimbos they have met only on the Internet are real women…

“Mr. Stevenson, you have the vote of every thinking American!”

“Thank you, but I need a majority.”

That line helped ensure Adalai Stevenson would never be president, but he wasn’t wrong.

429 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:45:17am

Sunday morning silliness with my fresh coffee and Krispy Kreme donuts..

430 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:47:36am

re: #429 Mich-again

Sunday morning silliness with my fresh coffee and Krispy Kreme donuts..

[Embedded content]

It has led to us crafting our thoughts down to something that can be expressed in 140 characters or less

431 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:49:26am

re: #429 Mich-again

Sunday morning silliness with my fresh coffee and Krispy Kreme donuts.

432 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:51:19am

re: #426 Sol Berdinowitz

We have a country full of people who that the Bible is a science textbook, believe that Jack Bauer is a real agent and that bimbos they have met only on the Internet are real women…

I think a lot of people want to believe that they have private information not available to the general public because it makes them feel smarter than the average bear to be able to share that private information with others. This is what fuels a lot of conspiracy theorists.

433 darthstar  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:51:55am

I just farted, I just farted, I just farted, I just farted, I just farted, I just farted, I just farted, I just farted, so good morning all. (140 characters)

Sorry about the farts…it’s a morning thing. Not as exciting as waking up with an erection, either.

434 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:52:01am

re: #430 Sol Berdinowitz

It has led to us crafting our thoughts down to something that can be expressed in 140 characters or less

Because most people’s attention span is about that long so you have to make a point quickly.

435 darthstar  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:52:48am

re: #434 Mich-again

Because most people’s attention span is about that long so you have to make a point quickly.

That’s not entirely true, I’m fully capa…squirrel!

436 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:53:23am

re: #433 darthstar

I just farted, I just farted, I just farted, I just farted, I just farted, I just farted, I just farted, I just farted, so good morning all. (140 characters)

Well you got the 140 characters right, but you missed the requirement for it to be a real sentence. ha

437 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:57:09am

Some lunacy to get us started this morning:

438 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:58:08am

BENGHAZIGATE!!1:

439 A Mom Anon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 6:59:52am

re: #438 Dark_Falcon

That much crazy hurts my head. Owie.

440 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:00:55am

I think today’s winners will be San Francisco and New England.. I want to see #4 vs #10 in the Super Bowl..

(John Harbaugh #4 and Tom Brady #10, their jersey numbers at Michigan.)

441 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:01:10am

re: #439 A Mom Anon

That much crazy hurts my head. Owie.

Sorry.

442 darthstar  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:04:37am

re: #436 Mich-again

Well you got the 140 characters right, but you missed the requirement for it to be a real sentence. ha

Fine.

443 darthstar  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:08:57am

re: #440 Mich-again

I think today’s winners will be San Francisco and New England.. I want to see #4 vs #10 in the Super Bowl..

(John Harbaugh #4 and Tom Brady #10, their jersey numbers at Michigan.)

As much as I dislike the fandom surrounding my home-town 49ers (it doesn’t bother me for the WORLD FUCKING CHAMPION SF GIANTS by the way), I hope they beat the Falcons like a red-headed step-child today.

Wife’s a Pats fan by birth, so I’m pulling for them…but I like the Ravens…they have cool jerseys.

444 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:09:51am

re: #438 Dark_Falcon

The CAPS LOCK key is the most amazing thing. It adds so much meaning. Its like Accent Seasoning. Sprinkle it on everything to improve the flavor. /

445 darthstar  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:17:48am
446 darthstar  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:21:54am

Remember this?

It continues…

447 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:24:03am

re: #446 darthstar

Remember this?

[Embedded content]

You enjoy yourself just a little too much when you’re mocking wingnuts.

448 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:25:33am

“Okay, so this “140 character sentence as internet haiku” thought is much like a challenge placed before the path of a battle-hungry warrior.”

Both haiku and tweets are for undisciplined pedants. True elegance resides in the vanity license plate.

449 darthstar  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:26:34am

re: #447 Dark_Falcon

You enjoy yourself just a little too much when you’re mocking wingnuts.

It’s easier than clubbing a baby seal, and without all the guilt.

450 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:26:57am

re: #446 darthstar

Actually we did not evolve from apes, but we share a common ancestor way back before that.

451 darthstar  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:28:23am

re: #450 Mich-again

Actually we did not evolve from apes, but we share a common ancestor way back before that.

You think I’m going to let Big Ray know that?

452 darthstar  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:29:42am

re: #448 Decatur Deb

“Okay, so this “140 character sentence as internet haiku” thought is much like a challenge placed before the path of a battle-hungry warrior.”

Both haiku and tweets are for undisciplined pedants. True elegance resides in the vanity license plate.

I just assume all vanity plates are about me.

453 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:29:50am

re: #451 darthstar

You think I’m going to let Big Ray know that?

dang I can only hit the like button once.

454 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:30:53am

re: #450 Mich-again

Actually we did not evolve from apes, but we share a common ancestor way back before that.

Which was brown and smelly…

455 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:30:55am

re: #452 darthstar

I just assume all vanity plates are about me.

I bet you think this thread is about you…

456 A Mom Anon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:31:45am

re: #441 Dark_Falcon

LOL. Nah, a little coffee and I’m better. How’s the job search going, found anything promising yet?

457 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:32:47am

re: #455 Decatur Deb

I bet you think this thread is about you…

458 122 Year Old Obama  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:34:49am

And another year goes by. 26 now.

459 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:36:23am

re: #458 122 Year Old Obama

And another year goes by. 26 now.

Happy Birthday!

460 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:37:31am

re: #458 122 Year Old Obama

And another year goes by. 26 now.

Happy Birthday!

461 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:38:08am

re: #456 A Mom Anon

LOL. Nah, a little coffee and I’m better. How’s the job search going, found anything promising yet?

I got a decent offer last Friday and started my new job on Tuesday.

462 A Mom Anon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:39:53am

re: #461 Dark_Falcon

Oh good!! I know how worrying it can be to find something you think holds some security and promise. Hope it is a good fit for you. Congrats.

463 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:40:31am

re: #458 122 Year Old Obama

And another year goes by. 26 now.

I am about to turn 27 this year.

For the second time, that is…

464 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:41:45am

Egypt busts massive explosive haul heading for Gaza

Egyptian authorities have seized a record 1 tonne of explosives bound for the Palestinian Gaza Strip, a security official said Sunday, DPA reported.
The official, who requested anonymity, said the explosives were seized when a suspicious-looking lorry was searched at a checkpoint between mainland Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula, which borders Gaza and Israel.

The shipment was the largest single haul of explosives captured by Egyptian authorities in Sinai, which has been the scene of turmoil in recent months.

Police have seized a total of 5 tonnes of explosives as well as disassembled rockets and automatic weapons in the past three months, according to local media reports.

Egyptian authorities say the weapons are shipped from Libya, which is awash with arms, and smuggled into Gaza by gangs operating in Sinai.

465 122 Year Old Obama  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:41:50am

Thanks all.

Couldn’t resist this name. Has to be one of the most ridiculous things I’ve heard so far. :P

466 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:43:49am

re: #461 Dark_Falcon

I got a decent offer last Friday and started my new job on Tuesday.

Congrats (again, I think).

467 A Mom Anon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:45:04am

re: #465 122 Year Old Obama

Happy Birthday!! You youngster.

468 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:45:23am

Wingnut or pr0nbot? Can u tell the difference?


469 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:45:53am

re: #464 Killgore Trout

Egypt busts massive explosive haul heading for Gaza

I really think Hamas should be punished for continuing its smuggling efforts. I propose that each ton of explosives should earn them a drone strike. How does that sound?

470 darthstar  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:46:19am

re: #461 Dark_Falcon

I got a decent offer last Friday and started my new job on Tuesday.

Cool…Congrats!

471 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:47:58am

the pr0nbots make more sense and more class.

472 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:47:58am

re: #454 Sol Berdinowitz

Which was brown and smelly…

Probably threw some poop too. Much like many of today’s humans.

There’s your proof of evolution.

473 Stanghazi  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:48:02am

re: #458 122 Year Old Obama

And another year goes by. 26 now.

Happy Birthday Steel! I’m laughing hard at your nic!

474 A Mom Anon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:48:37am

OK scaly ones, I have to go be productive now. BBL.

475 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:49:06am

re: #469 Dark_Falcon

I really think Hamas should be punished for continuing its smuggling efforts. I propose that each ton of explosives should earn them a drone strike. How does that sound?

Probably not a good idea. There will be plenty of drone strikes when Hamas replenishes its supplies. The best thing to do is make the resupply as slow as possible.

476 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:50:23am

re: #468 Vicious Babushka

Wingnut or pr0nbot? Can u tell the difference?

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The former doesn’t seem like a bot, just a female porn star (or someone claiming to be that) tweeting up a storm. I’m s bit skeptical myself, considering that ‘she’ seems to be a hockey fan. All East Conference teams though, so no mention of the Blackhawks takedown of the LA Kings yesterday.

Routing the defending champs 5-2 is a great way to start the season.

477 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:50:44am

More ‘insulting president’ lawsuits under Morsi than Mubarak

Prominent rights lawyer Eid says number of lawsuits for ‘insulting the president’ during President Morsi’s first 200 days in office is higher than during Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year reign

478 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:52:02am

re: #477 Killgore Trout

More ‘insulting president’ lawsuits under Morsi than Mubarak

Shocking: Asshole Islamist doesn’t like being criticized.

479 Sionainn  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:53:09am

re: #473 Stan the Demanded Plan

Happy Birthday Steel! I’m laughing hard at your nic!

I don’t get it…the nic, not the birthday. Happy birthday, Steel!

480 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:53:10am

re: #477 Killgore Trout

More ‘insulting president’ lawsuits under Morsi than Mubarak

Old Soviet-era joke

“Comrade Grishkin just got eleven years’ hard labor for calling Chairman Brezhnev an idiot!”

“Wasn’t that a bit extreme?”

“He only got one year for insulting Soviet authorities, but he got ten years for revealing state secrets!”

481 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:53:59am

re: #478 Dark_Falcon

Shocking: Asshole Islamist doesn’t like being criticized.

Muslim Bros lawyers will be in touch.
/

482 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:54:39am

re: #479 Sionainn

I don’t get it…the nic, not the birthday. Happy birthday, Steel!

The 1940 Census was just released, and some idiots are claiming it shows someone with the same name as Barack Obama who was born in 1890.

Did I get the loons’ claim right?

483 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:55:41am

re: #482 Dark_Falcon

The 1940 Census was just released, and some idiots are claiming it shows someone with the same name as Barack Obama who was born in 1890.

Did I get the loons’ claim right?

But was he born in America? That cannot be true!!!

484 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:56:23am

re: #482 Dark_Falcon

The 1940 Census was just released, and some idiots are claiming it shows someone with the same name as Barack Obama who was born in 1890.

Did I get the loons’ claim right?

The loons’ claim is that Obama has the same SS# as “Harrison J Brounel” who was born in 1890. How would they know Obama’s SS# in the first place?

What I would like to know is who was hacking into SS information and why isn’t he in jail?

485 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 7:59:27am

Off to the flea market. The traffic in black rifles and magazines should be interesting.

486 Sionainn  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:00:13am

re: #482 Dark_Falcon

The 1940 Census was just released, and some idiots are claiming it shows someone with the same name as Barack Obama who was born in 1890.

Did I get the loons’ claim right?

Thanks! I had not heard that one.

487 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:00:19am

re: #484 Vicious Babushka

The loons’ claim is that Obama has the same SS# as “Harrison J Brounel” who was born in 1890. How would they know Obama’s SS# in the first place?

What I would like to know is who was hacking into SS information and why isn’t he in jail?

We can assume that Harrison J Brounel disappeared under mysterious circumstances shortly before Obama’s “birth announcement” was published in Hawaii…

/

488 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:11:34am
489 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:15:17am

Sitting here watching the boyfriend play through Borderlands 2.

Is it wrong that I find the sounds of Claptrap being tortured amusing?

490 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:17:12am

re: #484 Vicious Babushka

The loons’ claim is that Obama has the same SS# as “Harrison J Brounel” who was born in 1890. How would they know Obama’s SS# in the first place?

What I would like to know is who was hacking into SS information and why isn’t he in jail?

I’m confused. Weren’t SS #’s first issued in the 1930’s? I’m assuming this Brounel guy was given his number in middle age, otherwise this makes no damn sense.

491 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:19:22am

re: #488 Lidane

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Be it noted that the NRA has tirelessly sponsored programs to teach children not to play with guns. The mother in this case acted irresponsibly as did her sons. Pistols aren’t toys and those who will be in the same house as one should understand they are never to touch it or once old enough, should be taught how to safely handle a handgun.

492 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:21:18am

re: #491 Dark_Falcon

We know that, the point is that statistically handguns in the home are still more likely to kill the inhabitants than any intruder.

493 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:23:24am

re: #492 Sol Berdinowitz

We know that, the point is that statistically handguns in the home are still more likely to kill the inhabitants than any intruder.

Yeah, this.

Another point — a lot of the people who own guns are irresponsible with them, which leads to these kinds of accidents in the first place.

Maybe if the NRA focused their efforts on that instead of making up shit about Obama coming to TAKE YER GUNZ OMG they’d actually be doing a public service.

494 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:24:46am

re: #493 Lidane

Yeah, this.

Another point — a lot of the people who own guns are irresponsible with them, which leads to these kinds of accidents in the first place.

Maybe if the NRA focused their efforts on that instead of making up shit about Obama coming to TAKE YER GUNZ OMG they’d actually be doing a public service.

Despite their claims, they do not exist primarily to provide a public service, their chief agenda point is to promote gun sales.

That agenda is becoming clear to a lot more Americans lately.

495 Political Atheist  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:25:24am

re: #491 Dark_Falcon

Be it noted that the NRA has tirelessly sponsored programs to teach children not to play with guns. The mother in this case acted irresponsibly as did her sons. Pistols aren’t toys and those who will be in the same house as one should understand they are never to touch it or once old enough, should be taught how to safely handle a handgun.

Kind of a shame that Eddie Eagle, a safety mascot patterned after Smoky The Bear is banned from so meant school systems, for fear the mascot promotes guns. Which does not happen in any of the Eagle vids I have seen. “stop, don’t touch, get an adult” is exactly the right lesson for kids and weapons.

496 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:26:55am

re: #491 Dark_Falcon

Be it noted that the NRA has tirelessly sponsored programs to teach children not to play with guns. The mother in this case acted irresponsibly as did her sons. Pistols aren’t toys and those who will be in the same house as one should understand they are never to touch it or once old enough, should be taught how to safely handle a handgun.

And they also tirelessly advocate gun ownership, and fight against regulation that would take someone’s guns away if, say, they didn’t secure them properly with children around.

497 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:28:23am

re: #418 Dark_Falcon

Just so. Hollywood has a problem with depicting people who might have had a good idea or legitimate grievance but who chose to act on that motivation wrongly. It seems to need to elevate such a person, rather than treat them as the Fallen individual they really are.

Maybe the Koch brothers could finance something that linked the anarchists to organized labor, with the big industrialists being the heroes.

/kidding about that second thing.

“The Andrew Carnegie Story”

498 Political Atheist  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:28:26am

re: #492 Sol Berdinowitz

I’d love too see that stat at high resolution as compared to the one ratio fits all circumstances approach. I have read that stat fails big where proper storage and habits prevail. Hard to prove, but the stat would have far higher merit if it was more complete to show the most dangerous circumstances and the least.

That way we can zero in.

499 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:29:44am

re: #491 Dark_Falcon

Be it noted that the NRA has tirelessly sponsored programs to teach children not to play with guns. The mother in this case acted irresponsibly as did her sons. Pistols aren’t toys and those who will be in the same house as one should understand they are never to touch it or once old enough, should be taught how to safely handle a handgun.

Maybe you already saw this video collection of firearms mishaps. While they try to make it look like a bit on America’s Funniest Videos, each of these scenes could have been a tragedy with a slightly different set of circumstances. This is how people end up dead f*ing around with guns.

500 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:29:46am

re: #496 Obdicut

And they also tirelessly advocate gun ownership, and fight against regulation that would take someone’s guns away if, say, they didn’t secure them properly with children around.

Yep. That too.

501 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:31:04am

re: #495 Political Atheist

Kind of a shame that Eddie Eagle, a safety mascot patterned after Smoky The Bear is banned from so meant school systems, for fear the mascot promotes guns. Which does not happen in any of the Eagle vids I have seen. “stop, don’t touch, get an adult” is exactly the right lesson for kids and weapons.

That’s something I’d like to see: Stats comparing national averages to those where the people living in the home have all gone through gun safety or firearms training programs. Because I’d bet $20 that in such a home the risk of gun accidents is a lot lower.

502 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:31:17am

re: #498 Political Atheist

I’d love too see that stat at high resolution as compared to the one ratio fits all circumstances approach. I have read that stat fails big where proper storage and habits prevail. Hard to prove, but the stat would have far higher merit if it was more complete to show the most dangerous circumstances and the least.

That way we can zero in.

You mean like the stats that demonstrate that gun violence among white Americans is comparable to Belgium?

Like stats that indicate that women who do not dress like sluts are less likely to get raped?

Sorry to rail on you like this, but we are simply talking about the state of gun ownership in America. There are lots of safe, responsible users but there are a lot of dead people who died because of irresposible and unsafe owners.

503 jaunte  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:31:25am

re: #496 Obdicut

And they also tirelessly advocate gun ownership, and fight against regulation that would take someone’s guns away if, say, they didn’t secure them properly with children around.

LOBBYING
$2,205,000 (2012)
$2,905,000 (2011)
[Link: www.opensecrets.org…]

504 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:34:14am

re: #482 Dark_Falcon

The 1940 Census was just released, and some idiots are claiming it shows someone with the same name as Barack Obama who was born in 1890.

Did I get the loons’ claim right?

Same SS# I believe, different name.

505 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:34:59am

re: #502 Sol Berdinowitz

You mean like the stats that demonstrate that gun violence among white Americans is comparable to Belgium?

Like stats that indicate that women who do not dress like sluts are less likely to get raped?

Sorry to rail on you like this, but we are simply talking about the state of gun ownership in America. There are lots of safe, responsible users but there are a lot of dead people who died because of irresposible and unsafe owners.

That bolded line gets you a downding. A woman is never to be faulted for rape based on the clothes she was wearing, but someone who improperly handles a firearm may well be criminally liable. Don’t try to compare RWC to Todd Akin in that fashion!

506 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:35:27am

re: #504 Feline Fearless Leader

Same SS# I believe, different name.

Yeah. I was wrong.

507 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:36:05am

re: #502 Sol Berdinowitz

Sorry to rail on you like this, but we are simply talking about the state of gun ownership in America. There are lots of safe, responsible users but there are a lot of dead people who died because of irresposible and unsafe owners.

No True Rifleman !

508 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:42:51am

re: #505 Dark_Falcon

That bolded line gets you a downding. A woman is never to be faulted for rape based on the clothes she was wearing, but someone who improperly handles a firearm may well be criminally liable. Don’t try to compare RWC to Todd Akin in that fashion!

Guns that are being legitimately siezed tend to emit projectiles that prevent them from being confiscated…

509 Political Atheist  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:45:08am

re: #502 Sol Berdinowitz
Apology accepted. I do understand the emotions and anger.
Your response is a clarion example of why the work to properly legislate gun possession and purchase is going to be a lot harder than necessary. All this anti gun sound and fury intended to push back on any and all efforts to support gun rights (reasonable or not) just delays the result and makes poorly written law like what we got out of NY now passed.

I refuse to sit quietly between opposite hostile advocates.

“Now is the time for gun control” Maybe an extra bit of time to remember to exempt sworn police officers and armored truck guards would have been better. Maybe not waiting in the wings for another massacre was not such a great approach.

What really frustrates me is the two years between the individual right ruling from SCOTUS and serious legislative efforts. That (two years ago) was the time. Before these shootings, when even the advocates were relatively calm.

What should cheer us all is a moderate Dem President calling for reason, care and effective measures.

510 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:47:45am

Algeria crisis: Hostage-takers ‘taken alive’ at gas plant

Five suspected members of the Islamist group which held foreign and local workers hostage at an Algerian gas plant have been arrested, reports say.

511 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:51:54am

re: #509 Political Atheist

There is also a big difference between what the NRA pays lip service to (responsible gun ownership, ethical and responsible gun sales) and what they work hard to prevent, namely legislation to to promote responsibility, transparency, answerability and ethics.

512 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:53:19am

re: #509 Political Atheist

What really frustrates me is the two years between the individual right ruling from SCOTUS and serious legislative efforts. That (two years ago) was the time. Before these shootings, when even the advocates were relatively calm.

You mean the same two years when the teabagger GOP was more determined to make Obama a one term president than to do their job in Congress? The same two years where POTUS ended up negotiating with himself to get anything passed at all?

Please. We both know that no matter when any action was proposed by this President, the advocates would have gone from “relatively calm” to saying the same shit they’re saying now.

513 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:53:30am

re: #509 Political Atheist

“The statesman’s task is to hear God’s footsteps marching through history, and to try and catch on to His coattails as He marches past. ”

- Otto von Bismarck

What the Iron Chancellor was saying that in reference to was that most times are “periods of muddle” when major policy shifts aren’t really possible and that leaders need to be ready to see the direction of things and take advantage of openings when they appear.

Obama could not have acted after the MacDonald decision because no moderate policy was likely to find favor in such a time. When it comes to guns, as with many things, as with many things, the passion on the issues is to be found at the extremes, not in the middle. “MODERATION!” is not a cry that fills the town square.

514 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:54:23am

re: #511 Sol Berdinowitz

There is also a big difference between what the NRA pays lip service to (responsible gun ownership, ethical and responsible gun sales) and what they work hard to prevent, namely legislation to to promote responsibility, transparency, answerability and ethics.

The Eddie Eagle program is a good bit more than lip service, IMO.

515 Stanghazi  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:56:35am

WHOO WHEEE!!!

Eat that RWNJ’s. He’s back!

516 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:56:48am

re: #513 Dark_Falcon

Obama could not have acted after the MacDonald decision because no moderate policy was likely to find favor in such a time.

And his moderate proposals won’t find favor now, either, because the NRA is scaring the idiots and rubes with HE’S TAKIN’ YER GUNZ ZOMG.

When it comes to guns, as with many things, as with many things, the passion on the issues is to be found at the extremes, not in the middle. “MODERATION!” is not a cry that fills the town square.

Please. Even the senseless deaths of 20 beautiful children wasn’t enough to move the NRA into considering some sensible regulations. They immediately moved to blame everything EXCEPT guns and to gin up fear and anger towards POTUS.

517 Stanghazi  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:57:57am

Ya’ll missed it!

518 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:59:11am

re: #514 Dark_Falcon

The Eddie Eagle program is a good bit more than lip service, IMO.

Taken on its own, yes. Put into the context of the entire NRA agenda, less so.

519 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 8:59:28am
520 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:00:13am
521 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:01:51am

re: #517 Stan the Demanded Plan

Ya’ll missed it!

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I was awaiting the revolt in the Electoral College that was going to overturn the illegitimate results of the election.
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522 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:03:52am
523 jaunte  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:09:03am

re: #522 Gus

524 Stanghazi  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:09:33am
525 Political Atheist  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:10:20am

re: #512 Lidane

You mean the same two years when the teabagger GOP was more determined to make Obama a one term president than to do their job in Congress? The same two years where POTUS ended up negotiating with himself to get anything passed at all?

Please. We both know that no matter when any action was proposed by this President, the advocates would have gone from “relatively calm” to saying the same shit they’re saying now.

Let me be a bit more detailed and I hope informative.
The same two years when the states and counties and cities (where most gun control regulation actually resides) did little but delay and seek workarounds to keep the most egregious violations of reasonable gun control in place. The work needed to start then.

States & localities regulate possession, storage, transfer and use of firearms. And cars. And dangerous tools and machines. It was not the Feds that violated the 2nd. so badly as to end a century of deliberate silence on the 2nd from the court. It was DC. A local authority.

526 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:11:52am

So did you see the changes implemented at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh NC after the mysterious accidental shooting yesterday that wounded 3 innocent gun aficionados?

The Dixie Gun and Knife Show will continue as planned but there will be no private gun sales allowed, and personal guns will not be allowed on property. Gun sales will be allowed only by licensed dealers within the confines of the Jim Graham Building

Get them crazy motherfuckers out of here. Licensed dealers only! Jeebus Christ they’re gonna kill someone!!

527 jaunte  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:12:29am

A gun owner celebrates the president’s inauguration:

528 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:13:23am

re: #527 jaunte

I don’t think the term midget applies to his height.

529 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:13:28am

re: #525 Political Atheist

The work needed to start then.

What part of “The NRA would have blocked all those efforts too” is hard to understand?

Doesn’t matter where it would have started. As soon as any noise about gun control starts, the gun lobby immediately starts with THEY’RE TAKIN’ YER GUNZ and the idiots and rubes fall in line. Things go nowhere, fast. Laws and regs, no matter how reasonable, get neutered before they’re even passed.

Doesn’t matter where or when it would have started. Obama would have gotten the brunt of it and the same shit that’s being said now would have been said then. Even Sandy Hook couldn’t stop the NRA from their usual tactics.

530 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:17:03am

Crap.

531 jaunte  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:17:20am

re: #530 Gus

Albuquerque.

532 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:17:23am

Weird..

The original story from the Raleigh gun show..

An eyewitness told ABC11 that a person brought a loaded semi-automatic pistol to a security check-in area around 1 p.m. Saturday. The gun owner reportedly removed the gun’s slide out magazine, but there was still a round in the gun’s chamber. When a law enforcement officer went to secure the weapon with a zip tie through the trigger area and around the grip, the gun went off as the zip tie was pulled tight.

And the current story from the same news source. No retraction for the original story, that just vanished down the memory hole.

Agency spokesman Brian Long says a 12-gauge shotgun discharged while its owner, 36-year-old Gary Lynn Wilson, of Wilmington, unzipped its case for a law enforcement officer to check it at a security entrance.
Three people were injured when the gun went off, officials said, including a retired Wake County Sherriff’s deputy working the show.

533 Stanghazi  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:17:52am

I’m just cutting and pasting tweet, not verified by me yet

534 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:17:54am
535 jaunte  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:17:59am
536 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:18:10am

re: #531 jaunte

Albuquerque.

Yes.

537 jaunte  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:18:44am

One more day of shootings.

538 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:19:20am

re: #537 jaunte

One more day of shootings.

Must be an extended party for Gun Appreciation Day.

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539 jaunte  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:20:38am

How many minutes until the first ‘false flag’ accusation.

540 stabby  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:20:43am

re: #283 CuriousLurker

I think she flounced. She got mad one day and hasn’t been back since, AFAIK. Too bad, I really liked her, but what can you do? People move on.

I really love this song.

541 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:20:53am

These things aren’t going to go away, we can only hope to enact legislation and guidelines to make them less frequent and deadly.

542 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:24:24am

re: #539 jaunte

How many minutes until the first ‘false flag’ accusation.

543 Stanghazi  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:26:26am

[Link: www.kob.com…]

544 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:29:30am

BBL

545 Political Atheist  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:30:22am

re: #529 Lidane

What part of “The NRA would have blocked all those efforts too” is hard to understand?

Doesn’t matter where it would have started. As soon as any noise about gun control starts, the gun lobby immediately starts with THEY’RE TAKIN’ YER GUNZ and the idiots and rubes fall in line. Things go nowhere, fast. Laws and regs, no matter how reasonable, get neutered before they’re even passed.

Doesn’t matter where or when it would have started. Obama would have gotten the brunt of it and the same shit that’s being said now would have been said then. Even Sandy Hook couldn’t stop the NRA from their usual tactics.

There is far more to this than the NRA and west wing drama. How effective are the NRA guys in CA and NY state legislatures? LA City Council? Ever read the Sullivan act? (NY)

We got the NRA and GOA on one side and “poison pill” regulation advocates on the other. Or those that want the 2nd just gone.

I’m trying to get past that noise. Keep embracing it and yes the job of doing what we need to is harder. When outrage is the word of the day then progress has likely been delayed.

I hope you are noting my support for the Presidents approach as you think of my position, which is a long freaking way from the NRA.

546 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:32:53am

re: #545 Political Atheist

I hope you are noting my support for the Presidents approach as you think of my position, which is a long freaking way from the NRA.

I’m not lumping you with the NRA. I’m saying that it doesn’t matter how sensible the regulation, or how incremental the law, as soon as anyone takes a step in the direction of gun control, the usual suspects start riling up the howler monkeys and nothing gets done.

547 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:34:36am

A MOOSLIM USING A BIBLE?! BLASPHEMY!

He’s trying to fool America, but he’ll never fool me!

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548 stabby  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:34:44am

re: #542 Lidane

I’ll be fascinated when one of these nuts gets around to writing a history book (hopefully spell and grammar checked) claiming that Obama had a secret program to kill thousands of random people in order to stir up a backlash against the 2nd amendment.

The paranoia will seem familiar, I read plenty of socialists polemicists in my day. Heh, I helped a friend of mine replace a washing machine for Michael Parenti.

When I was a teen I listened to him give a speech on the radio and got excited, thinking that he could back his conspiracy theories up. So I went to a KPFA faire, picked up his book and…
It was a stupid thin pamphlet that said the same as his speech
And it proved nothing at all. It had no evidence, no citations, no nothing.

I got it immediately, he was full of shit. Still he did buy a used washer from my friend >.>

549 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:36:53am

re: #547 Lidane

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IMPEACH!!11ty

550 jaunte  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:36:58am

re: #547 Lidane

Twitter Gulag Defense Network patriuts are on it!

551 jaunte  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:40:12am
552 Stanghazi  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:41:36am

Ari Fleischer, whatta prick.

553 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:42:56am

re: #552 Stan the Demanded Plan

Ari Fleischer, whatta prick.

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554 stabby  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:45:48am

re: #553 Lidane

So twitter is the technology whose use is proving that wingnuts are not only pricks when they sit down to write about politics, but they’re also pricks who have nasty thoughts every few minutes all day every day.

555 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:45:55am

re: #509 Political Atheist

What really frustrates me is the two years between the individual right ruling from SCOTUS and serious legislative efforts. That (two years ago) was the time. Before these shootings, when even the advocates were relatively calm.

What really frustrates me are the moderate and responsible gun owners who assured me over the years that we had strong gun regulation in this country, when what we have is a fucking joke.

556 Stanghazi  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:46:08am

re: #553 Lidane

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wow. and he’s paid for this shit.

557 jaunte  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:46:22am

re: #554 stabby

“Nasty, brutish and short.”

558 stabby  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:46:55am

re: #557 jaunte

Heh, I’m pretty short. I wonder if I should resent that comment.

559 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:48:01am

re: #552 Stan the Demanded Plan

What a petty little dick.

560 b_sharp  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:48:02am

re: #558 stabby

Heh, I’m pretty short. I wonder if I should resent that comment.

Meh, short is a relative term.

561 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:48:38am

Work accident: 10
Drone: 6
Blast, drones kill 16 al Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen

More than 10 suspected al Qaeda operatives were killed by an explosion in a house in south Yemen where they were making bombs, and at least six others died in two strikes from U.S. drones, tribal and official sources said on Sunday.

A bomb ripped through a house in the province of al-Bayda on Saturday night, the state news agency Saba and a local official said.

Strikes by suspected U.S. drone aircraft killed three people on Saturday and another three on Sunday in two parts of central Maarib province, tribal and government sources said.

562 Sionainn  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:49:34am

If you want to enjoy your Sunday, do not go to Fox Nation and read the story about Obama being sworn in. Sick fuckers attacking the looks of Michelle and the girls.

563 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:49:49am

Cue the OUTRAGE from those who miss the humor:

564 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:50:12am

re: #545 Political Atheist

We got the NRA and GOA on one side and “poison pill” regulation advocates on the other. Or those that want the 2nd just gone.
.

Those aren’t in the least bit equivalent. At all. The 2nd amendment is absolutely clearly archaic. It begins with a section about militias that everyone agrees is completely irrelevant to modern society; it also begins by stating the reason for the amendment is the need for those militias.

The reliance of gun advocates on the 2nd amendment is really, really aggravating to people like me. We have plenty of dangerous things in our society and we manage to regulate them and deal with them based on the general principles of law, property ownership, society, and the government not being allowed to disallow things without cause. The only major place we fuck up on this is the drug war, where we don’t allow people to own things that aren’t harmful to others, but that’s a whole ‘nother kettle of fish.

The inability of gun advocates to make an argument without relying on the 2nd amendment shows the weakness of many of their arguments. If you can’t argue against a regulation without resorting to the 2nd amendment, then your argument is weak as hell.

565 stabby  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:50:28am

re: #562 Sionainn

The racists love to attack black women and girls. Why is that?

566 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:51:08am

re: #562 Sionainn

If you want to enjoy your Sunday, do not go to Fox Nation and read the story about Obama being sworn in. Sick fuckers attacking the looks of Michelle and the girls.

Also do not click the link on the front page of reddit about pics from Syria. I accidentally opened it earlier. Very much ruined my morning.

567 jaunte  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:51:20am

Those walking rifles are like magic self-replicating beans.

568 A Mom Anon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:51:34am

re: #562 Sionainn

I’d say if you want to enjoy ANY day you’d probably want to keep a wide distance from any raw sewage.

569 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:51:44am

re: #561 Killgore Trout

in a house in south Yemen where they were making bombs

heh,, Sunday morning and all my son and I are making in the house is brunch!
/

570 jaunte  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:52:36am

re: #569 sattv4u2

Don’t cross the wires!

571 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:52:40am

re: #569 sattv4u2

in a house in south Yemen where they were making bombs

heh,, Sunday morning and all my son and I are making in the house is brunch!
/

I’m thinking of attempting some poached eggs this morning.

572 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:54:26am

re: #534 Gus

573 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:54:32am

Cheesy bacon & egg crumpets
Mine won’t be nearly that pretty

574 stabby  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:54:48am

re: #567 jaunte

wow, they can’t possibly believe anything they say.. but their hatred demands release through slander.

575 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:54:56am

re: #571 Killgore Trout

I’m thinking of attempting some poached eggs this morning.

I tried that once

The chicken got pissed at me. How did I know I was supposed to poach them AFTER she laid them!!?!?

576 stabby  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:55:22am

bye

577 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:55:42am

re: #573 Killgore Trout

Cheesy bacon & egg crumpets
Mine won’t be nearly that pretty

Pretty is for 5 star restaurants

How it tastes is way more important

578 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:55:59am
579 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:58:35am

re: #577 sattv4u2

Pretty is for 5 star restaurants

How it tastes is way more important

If I can just get the egg to hold together I’m happy. My attempts at poaching don’t always work. 2-3 misfires then I just fry the fuckers.

580 CuriousLurker  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 9:59:41am

re: #550 jaunte

Twitter Gulag Defense Network patriuts are on it!

Um, jennybaggy? I know this is gonna be hard for you to grasp, but being America & Muslim aren’t mutually exclusive identities.

Next she’ll be saying all the Muslim should go back where they came from. So… you mean I have to go back to Texas?

*facepalm*

581 Sionainn  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:00:33am

re: #563 Lidane

Cue the OUTRAGE from those who miss the humor:

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Well, the Constitution gives her the right to bare arms.

582 allegro  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:01:48am

re: #579 Killgore Trout

If I can just get the egg to hold together I’m happy. My attempts at poaching don’t always work. 2-3 misfires then I just fry the fuckers.

I enjoy poached eggs on toasted English muffins almost daily. Easy to do. Add a couple of tablespoons of vinegar to rolling boiling water, cook eggs 3 to 3-1/2 minutes (depending on how runny you want the yolks) then scoop out with a large slotted spoon. Perfect poached eggs every time.

583 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:02:06am

re: #580 CuriousLurker

Um, jennybaggy? I know this is gonna be hard for you to grasp, but being America & Muslim aren’t mutually exclusive identities.

Next she’ll be saying all the Muslim should go back where they came from. So… you mean I have to go back to Texas?

*facepalm*

Wake up in the morning… noun, verb, MUSLIMS!

584 b_sharp  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:02:26am

re: #580 CuriousLurker

Um, jennybaggy? I know this is gonna be hard for you to grasp, but being America & Muslim aren’t mutually exclusive identities.

Next she’ll be saying all the Muslim should go back where they came from. So… you mean I have to go back to Texas?

*facepalm*

If they do, remind them white Europeans aren’t aboriginal to North America either.

585 CuriousLurker  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:05:26am

re: #584 b_sharp

If they do, remind them white Europeans aren’t aboriginal to North America either.

Heh, I’ve wondered more than once what Native Americans think when they hear these yahoos carrying on about being Real Americans™.

586 HappyWarrior  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:06:29am

re: #552 Stan the Demanded Plan

Ari Fleischer, whatta prick.

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Oh Ari you mean like how Republicans still blame Jimmy Carter even though he’s been out of office for over 30 years? Or lest we forget that your own administration blamed Bill Clinton a lot too.Deal with it Ari. Your boss made a lot of shitty decisions that his successor has to fix.

587 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:07:16am

re: #586 HappyWarrior

Oh Ari you mean like how Republicans still blame Jimmy Carter even though he’s been out of office for over 30 years? Or lest we forget that your own administration blamed Bill Clinton a lot too.Deal with it Ari. Your boss made a lot of shitty decisions that his successor has to fix.

FDR, JFK, JC, BC.

588 HappyWarrior  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:07:27am

re: #585 CuriousLurker

Heh, I’ve wondered more than once what Native Americans think when they hear these yahoos carrying on about being Real Americans™.

I don’t know. I imagine it pisses them off. I’m sick of hearing about “real Americans” though.

589 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:10:02am

re: #582 allegro

I enjoy poached eggs on toasted English muffins almost daily. Easy to do. Add a couple of tablespoons of vinegar to rolling boiling water, cook eggs 3 to 3-1/2 minutes (depending on how runny you want the yolks) then scoop out with a large slotted spoon. Perfect poached eggs every time.

I just haven’t practiced enough and give up too quick. I should start soon before I get too hungry.

590 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:10:08am

Don’t you just love it when we make international news like this?

591 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:15:00am

I know a lot of pro-Israel sites are off limits these days. What’s the verdict on Jewish Press?
The Palestinian Terror Index: A Majority Support Terror

Analysis released by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research contains a wealth of insights which have been ignored by the media.

Not many public opinion surveys in the region so I thought it was interesting. Some surprising findings…

* Educated people, as measured by those who have a first degree from a university, give terrorism 47% support. Palestinian Arab illiterates give terrorism slightly less support: 39%
* Students support terrorism to exactly the same extent as bachelor degree holders do: 47%. But so-called simple folk - in this case, farmers, housewives, laborers, and retirees – give it less support: 30%, 34%, 35%, and 37% respectively.

592 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:15:02am

re: #590 Gus

Don’t you just love it when we make international news like this?

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American Exceptionalism!

593 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:16:17am
594 HappyWarrior  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:19:57am

Why does it feel like a Monday?

595 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:19:58am

re: #532 Mich-again

Weird..

The original story from the Raleigh gun show..

And the current story from the same news source. No retraction for the original story, that just vanished down the memory hole.

Still involves an idiot carrying a gun around with a round in the chamber.

596 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:21:30am
597 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:22:58am

re: #596 Lidane

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Yeah. The party “intellectual” is off to a running start. Pfft.

598 HappyWarrior  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:23:25am

re: #596 Lidane

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Very Rand Paul esque.

599 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:23:47am

re: #590 Gus

Don’t you just love it when we make international news like this?

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It is kind of interesting to see some shootings getting more attention than others.
Not making international news: 2 Dead, 15 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday

The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about 9:15 p.m. Friday in the West Side Austin neighborhood. A 21-year-old man was shot several times through a glass window while he was inside a Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits restaurant in the 5500 block of West North Avenue, police said.

Marshall D. Fields-Hall, of the 1500 block of North Luna Avenue, was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County within the hour, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

About 15 minutes after that attack, a separate fatal shooting claimed the life of a 19-year-old man in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Jovantay Alexander, of the 1800 block of East 72nd Street, was found dead near 54th and Laflin streets, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He had been shot in the face.

No one has been arrested in connection with either slaying as of early Sunday, police said.

Weekend shootings throughout Chicago left 12 other people wounded.

The most recent attack happened about 4:55 a.m. in the 300 block of East 75th Street, in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side. A female driving a silver, older-model Lexus pulled up alongside a 28-year-old man, and her male passenger started shooting before they fled. The man was shot in the hand and is in good condition at Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Centers.

I can think of a bunch of reasons; Chicago gun crime is commonplace, most of the victims and perpetrators are probably poor and black, etc. Also the Chicago shootings (and those like them) lack the easy solution of banning a certain type of weapon or closing the gun show loophole.

600 HappyWarrior  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:24:04am

I have to say while I never really liked Kay Bailey Hutchison that much I can’t imagine her saying something that pathetic.

601 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:26:49am

re: #599 Killgore Trout

It is kind of interesting to see some shootings getting more attention than others.
Not making international news: 2 Dead, 15 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday

I can think of a bunch of reasons; Chicago gun crime is commonplace, most of the victims and perpetrators are probably poor and black, etc. Also the Chicago shootings (and those like them) lack the easy solution of banning a certain type of weapon or closing the gun show loophole.

It’s partly the airliner crash effect. Mass numbers and such.

602 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:29:36am

There’s about 89 motor vehicle deaths per day in the USA. Average. That’s obviously not reported everyday by news organizations. No one is generally alarmed. However, if a lightly loaded Southwest Airliners crashed resulting in the death of 89 it would make the news big time. That sort of thing.

603 CuriousLurker  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:30:17am

re: #591 Killgore Trout

I know a lot of pro-Israel sites are off limits these days.

LOL, that’s really lame. For any passers-by who may not be familiar with what Kilgore is referring to, please read through this Page so you can see how he has reframed the issue from anti-Muslim sites being off limits to pro-Israel sites being off limits. That kind of dishonest crap is precisely why you’ve lost a lot of respect here.

604 bratwurst  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:31:33am

re: #591 Killgore Trout

I know a lot of pro-Israel sites are off limits these days.

Image: rolleyes.png

605 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:32:56am

Fjordman!
Geert Wilders!
Pro-Israel!

..
.
With friends like these…

606 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:33:30am

re: #591 Killgore Trout

I know a lot of pro-Israel sites are off limits these days.

Image: homerfail.jpg

607 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:33:46am

re: #591 Killgore Trout

I know a lot of pro-Israel sites are off limits these days. What’s the verdict on Jewish Press?
The Palestinian Terror Index: A Majority Support Terror

Not many public opinion surveys in the region so I thought it was interesting. Some surprising findings…

Only the ones who are also anti-Muslim.

608 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:38:17am

re: #603 CuriousLurker

LOL, that’s really lame. For any passers-by who may not be familiar with what Kilgore is referring to, please read through this Page so you can see how he has reframed the issue from anti-Muslim sites being off limits to pro-Israel sites being off limits. That kind of dishonest crap is precisely why you’ve lost a lot of respect here.

That fails to answer my question. Is that site ok to link to? I’m guessing from the public reaction that it’s not ok.

609 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:39:32am

re: #608 Killgore Trout

That fails to answer my question. Is that site ok to link to? I’m guessing from the public reaction that it’s not ok.

I’m guessing you support Geert Wilders.
/I can play your stupid ass game too!

610 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:39:45am

re: #608 Killgore Trout

The public reaction is about your stupidity, not the site.

611 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:39:48am

Games. Nothing but pure games with extremists on both sides trying to egg each other on. So yeah. Put out the news that “all” Palestinians support terrorism. That should be good for the peace process.

612 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:40:45am

re: #608 Killgore Trout

That fails to answer my question. Is that site ok to link to? I’m guessing from the public reaction that it’s not ok.

Given your generally contrarian behaviors asking for approval of a site to link to is even more laughable as normal.

613 Stanghazi  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:41:09am

It’s the Kilgore show!

I’m out. Have a great day everyone!

614 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:41:32am

Outrage!

615 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:41:48am
616 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:42:53am

re: #614 Killgore Trout

Outrage!

Do you support the Gatestone Institute?
Is that one of your ‘Pro Israeli sites’ that you were referring to?

Distinguished Scholars

Soeren Kern
Harold Rhode
Fjordman (2013)
Pablo Sorin

617 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:44:09am

I’d like you to link to all these ‘Pro Israeli sites’ that are off limits on LGF.

618 CuriousLurker  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:45:37am

re: #608 Killgore Trout

That fails to answer my question. Is that site ok to link to? I’m guessing from the public reaction that it’s not ok.

Well, they’re Kahane sympathizers, so what do you think? In case you haven’t heard of it, there’s this little search engine called Google that’ll help you figure out stuff like that.

619 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:46:19am

Ah, I just discovered the link at the bottom of the article to the author’s blog which has Elder of Zyon on the blogroll so my guess is that’s probably not an author Charles wants links to. Seriously, it was an honest question if that article was ok. I’ll accept deletion. Not my house, not my rules.

620 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:47:22am

Had little to do with the site itself. That’s a gross mis-characterization. Eclectic Infidel wasn’t banned for linking to Gatestone. It was prior events and the subsequent dialogue that followed in that thread. So to allude that he was banned for linking to a site which is “off limits” at LGF is, in fact, bullshit.

621 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:47:50am

re: #619 Killgore Trout

Ah, I just discovered the link at the bottom of the article to the author’s blog which has Elder of Zyon on the blogroll so my guess is that’s probably not an author Charles wants links to. Seriously, it was an honest question if that article was ok. I’ll accept deletion. Not my house, not my rules.

Bullshit.

622 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:49:48am

re: #618 CuriousLurker

Well, they’re Kahane sympathizers, so what do you think? In case you haven’t heard of it, there’s this little search engine called Google that’ll help you figure out stuff like that.

PROISRAEL!11!11ty11

623 CuriousLurker  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:51:23am

re: #619 Killgore Trout

Ah, I just discovered the link at the bottom of the article to the author’s blog which has Elder of Zyon on the blogroll so my guess is that’s probably not an author Charles wants links to. Seriously, it was an honest question if that article was ok. I’ll accept deletion. Not my house, not my rules.

Honesty has become a tiny speck in your rearview mirror these days. Let me repeat it for you since you seem to have missed it:

re: #618 CuriousLurker

Well, they’re Kahane sympathizers, so what do you think? In case you haven’t heard of it, there’s this little search engine called Google that’ll help you figure out stuff like that.

624 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:52:03am

One can easily be pro Israel and not support ‘pro Israel’ organizations that are fucked up and bigoted.
It’s true!

625 ninja cat  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:52:30am

re: #517 Stan the Demanded Plan

Ya’ll missed it!

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I was watching it on cspan. In between the deadly serious, unintentionally funny callers sputtering about the 2nd Amendment being destroyed they ran about 20 seconds of the only 2 protesters the could find on the parade route. Of course one of them was Orly Taitz, teetering around praying someone to take note of her chicken scratch poster board.

626 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:52:44am

re: #624 Varek Raith

One can easily be pro Israel and not support ‘pro Israel’ organizations that are fucked up and bigoted.
It’s true!

[Link: jstreet.org…]

627 Charles Johnson  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:53:02am

re: #591 Killgore Trout

I know a lot of pro-Israel sites are off limits these days. What’s the verdict on Jewish Press?
The Palestinian Terror Index: A Majority Support Terror

Not many public opinion surveys in the region so I thought it was interesting. Some surprising findings…

What complete bullshit.

No, “Pro-Israel sites” are not off limits and you know that damned well. Pro-Kahanist sites and bigoted anti-Muslim hate sites are off limits.

What crap.

628 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:53:08am

re: #623 CuriousLurker

Honesty has become a tiny speck in your rearview mirror these days. Let me repeat it for you since you seem to have missed it:

Then you should have mentioned that was the same site I linked and that it was on the not OK list.

629 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:54:02am

re: #626 Gus

[Link: jstreet.org…]

Mmmm, bagels….

630 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:54:02am

re: #624 Varek Raith

One can easily be pro Israel and not support ‘pro Israel’ organizations that are fucked up and bigoted.
It’s true!

Nuance does not fit well on Tweets and sound bites. Therefore, it is a obsolete concept. Why do you cling to it so?
///

631 bratwurst  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:54:13am

re: #628 Killgore Trout

Then you should have mentioned that was the same site I linked and that it was on the not OK list.

Yes, it’s HER fault you didn’t vet your own post.

What in the world is wrong with you?

632 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:55:01am

re: #631 bratwurst

Yes, it’s HER fault you didn’t vet your own post.

What in the world is wrong with you?

KT is just concerned, don’tcha know.

633 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:55:16am

re: #630 Feline Fearless Leader

Nuance does not fit well on Tweets and sound bites. at all in modern political discourse Therefore, it is a obsolete concept. Why do you cling to it so?
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634 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:55:22am

re: #628 Killgore Trout

Then you should have mentioned that was the same site I linked and that it was on the not OK list.

Troutrage!

635 ProBosniaLiberal  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:55:51am

OT, but after seeing the trailer for the next portion of Doctor Who, it appears that Clara is well aware of whatever issue she has.

Though, I wonder what it is.

Personally, we need the Doctor, Clara, and Captain Jack to travel together.

The Mostly Unkillable Triad.

636 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:56:07am

re: #628 Killgore Trout

Then you should have mentioned that was the same site I linked and that it was on the not OK list.

Trolling.

637 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:57:42am

re: #628 Killgore Trout

Then you should have mentioned that was the same site I linked and that it was on the not OK list.

I remain curious as to whether you believe your own bullshit. It seems unlikely.

Stuff like suddenly declaring yourself a classical liberal, and then immediately saying something that was the exact opposite of classical liberalism— makes me doubt that your desire is to do more than troll.

638 CuriousLurker  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:00:33am

re: #620 Gus

Had little to do with the site itself. That’s a gross mis-characterization. Eclectic Infidel wasn’t banned for linking to Gatestone. It was prior events and the subsequent dialogue that followed in that thread. So to allude that he was banned for linking to a site which is “off limits” at LGF is, in fact, bullshit.

True, EI was warned and had other issues, but linking to Gatestone is grounds for banning going forward.

No fascists at LGF. Not now, not ever. Gatestone Institute is promoting European fascists, and if anything pisses me off it’s seeing their articles posted at my website.

From this day forward, if you post one of their articles your account will be history.

I won’t allow LGF to be used to spread this hateful crap.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

639 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:00:45am

re: #635 ProBosniaLiberal

Don’t do spoilers, dude, it’s rude.

640 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:01:34am

Utah Man Carries Rifle Into JC Penney To Defend Against ‘Criminals, Cartels, Drug Lords’ and ‘Evil Men’


At JC Penney?
No self-respecting overlord/evillord/druglord shops there.
/

641 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:03:00am

re: #638 CuriousLurker

True, EI was warned and had other issues, but linking to Gatestone is grounds for banning going forward.

I think it’s a matter of how one presents a certain site. Like linking to Free Republic to criticize them, or, to laugh, as opposed to posting to Free Republic to support them.

642 CuriousLurker  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:03:08am

re: #628 Killgore Trout

Then you should have mentioned that was the same site I linked and that it was on the not OK list.

WTF? I’m not your babysitter. You’re a grown man, exercise some due diligence before posting something.

643 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:03:14am

Dammit. Every time I walk out of the room someone scores a goal. :(

Watching the Buffalo Sabres playing the Philadelphia Flyers. 2-2 late in the 2nd period.

644 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:03:44am

re: #640 Varek Raith

Utah Man Carries Rifle Into JC Penney To Defend Against ‘Criminals, Cartels, Drug Lords’ and ‘Evil Men’


At JC Penney?
No self-respecting overlord/evillord/druglord shops there.
/

I feel sorry for him, he must have a pathetically small penis and serious self-esteem issues.

645 ProBosniaLiberal  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:04:44am

re: #639 Obdicut

I still wonder why they have these monstrous, huge gaps between season parts.

I hoping we won’t have to see River again.

646 Gus  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:05:13am

Like that “Traitors to Free Speech” bullshit.

647 CuriousLurker  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:06:19am

re: #641 Gus

I think it’s a matter of how one presents a certain site. Like linking to Free Republic to criticize them, or, to laugh, as opposed to posting to Free Republic to support them.

Oh yeah, definitely. Charles also made clear that it was okay if used for criticism.

648 Political Atheist  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:07:05am

re: #564 Obdicut

I made no claim of equivalence, I made a claim of existence. The claim that it is weak to name the 2nd as apart of the law is specious. I don’t see that said of any other part of the bill of rights.

If a person cites the 2nd to justify removing all regulation, sure that’s weak. When the 2nd was used to remove an illegal gun ban from DC it was most decidedly not a weak argument.

The 2nd is far from the only good argument for private gun ownership. It just happens to be the single exemplar constitutional reference to them in a very fundamental part of our law.

649 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:08:04am
650 freetoken  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:11:31am
651 Mattand  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:12:18am

re: #640 Varek Raith

Utah Man Carries Rifle Into JC Penney To Defend Against ‘Criminals, Cartels, Drug Lords’ and ‘Evil Men’


At JC Penney?
No self-respecting overlord/evillord/druglord shops there.
/

Said it before, will say it again: if this asswipe had been anything other than lily white, he’d be dead or in jail. In that order.

652 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:13:24am

re: #650 freetoken

Santorum: Armor-piercing bullets are ‘a right in our country’

Well, then, why not full amour piercing shells?

Can I open-carry my railgun with neutronium shells???
Please???

653 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:15:50am

re: #650 freetoken

Santorum: Armor-piercing bullets are ‘a right in our country’

Seems legit. I mean, David Barton is out there saying that there shouldn’t be limits on the Second Amendment, and that civilians should have access to every weapon the military has.

654 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:16:19am

re: #653 Lidane

Seems legit. I mean, David Barton is out there saying that there shouldn’t be limits on the Second Amendment, and that civilians should have access to every weapon the military has.

PLANET KILLERS FOR EVERYONE!!!

655 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:16:45am

re: #650 freetoken

Santorum: Armor-piercing bullets are ‘a right in our country’

Well, then, why not full amour piercing shells?

According to Rick, these rights come from God, they are only guaranteed by the Constitution, and if it comes to a choice between God and Guns vs Constitution and Gun Control, you know which way these people are gonna break.

656 Lidane  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:17:00am

re: #651 Mattand

Said it before, will say it again: if this asswipe had been anything other than lily white, he’d be dead or in jail. In that order.

Oh, but everyone knows that if blacks and minorities had had guns all along, we wouldn’t have had slavery or segregation in this country. Or something.

657 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:17:32am

re: #648 Political Atheist

I made no claim of equivalence, I made a claim of existence. The claim that it is weak to name the 2nd as apart of the law is specious. I don’t see that said of any other part of the bill of rights.

It’s not in the least bit specious. There’s no right to many dangerous and hazardous things in the bill of rights— like private planes, cars, dynamite, poisons, radioactive material, etc. etc.— but we have laws allowing people to own them and use them responsibly. If you can’t make an argument for gun ownership in the same way as those other things, if you need to rely on the 2nd, then clearly the argument is not as strong.

The 2nd is far from the only good argument for private gun ownership. It just happens to be the single exemplar constitutional reference to them in a very fundamental part of our law.

It also very clearly contains archaic language and a reference to the need for militias which is absolutely untrue. Isn’t it weird to have a part of our constitution asserting something that’s obviously false, that militias are necessary for the protection of a free state?

658 Romantic Heretic  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:18:03am

re: #414 Sol Berdinowitz

The free market is an amazing mechanism for balancing supply and demand and for directing flows of capital to where it is most beneficial.

It is also a good way to fleece suckers.

Makes me think of this quote from Bioshock 2

659 A Mom Anon  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:18:07am

re: #650 freetoken

The right to bear arms is absolute, don’tcha know. I want a tank and some flame throwers, maybe a grenade launcher. Just to clear a parking space at the store when it’s too crowded. Or for those high traffic days when it takes about 10 minutes just to exit the driveway. I think that’s reasonable. Maybe some napalm for the damned fire ant hills would come in handy too.

///(for the snark impaired)

660 CuriousLurker  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:20:37am

re: #631 bratwurst

Yes, it’s HER fault you didn’t vet your own post.

What in the world is wrong with you?

I suspect that some people feel my presence here is the reason anti-Muslim hate sites are frowned upon, and they resent it. The thing is, it’s simply NOT TRUE. Charles started backing away from the bigots long before I arrived on the scene.

That I’ve learned to vet my sources (thanks in no small part to LGF) and have been tracking the far-right & Islamophobes long enough to fairly quickly spot them and call them out seems to annoy the hell out of some. The only thing I can figure is that those people feel Muslims are collectively guilty for any & all bad actions by other Muslims and therefore have no “right” to push back against bigotry.

661 CuriousLurker  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:23:13am

Ugh. Time to move on. Goin’ upstairs now…

662 RadicalModerate  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:28:29am

re: #650 freetoken

Santorum: Armor-piercing bullets are ‘a right in our country’

Well, then, why not full amour piercing shells?

I love how Santorum mentions that 50 years ago anyone could purchase whatever weapon they wanted.

That is, unless they happened to be African-Americans who lived in the Southern US.

663 Romantic Heretic  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:36:33am

re: #469 Dark_Falcon

I really think Hamas should be punished for continuing its smuggling efforts. I propose that each ton of explosives should earn them a drone strike. How does that sound?

And the people who happen to just be standing too close?

War is the terrorism of the strong. Terrorism is the war of the weak.

664 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:38:08am

re: #311 CuriousLurker

Yep. I’ve gotta give VB credit for that—she tries to post positive stories along with the more serious stuff. I do too, when I run across one.

Thanks!

Sadly, the last inspirational story I posted, about a group of Haredi IDF soldiers (my son’s old unit) rescuing a car of Palestinians, turned into a poo-fight between Buck and War on Music.

I avoid posting on any thread where Buck and WOM are going at each other and it sucks that they had to hijack a nice story.

665 CuriousLurker  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:40:49am

re: #664 Vicious Babushka

Thanks!

Sadly, the last inspirational story I posted, about a group of Haredi IDF soldiers (my son’s old unit) rescuing a car of Palestinians, turned into a poo-fight between Buck and War on Music.

I avoid posting on any thread where Buck and WOM are going at each other and it sucks that they had to hijack a nice story.

Yeah, I liked that one and wanted to comment on it, but by then all the poo-flinging had started so I just walked away. It definitely sucks that it got hijacked.

666 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:45:42am

re: #591 Killgore Trout

I know a lot of pro-Israel sites are off limits these days. What’s the verdict on Jewish Press?

Wingnutty, like Arutz 7.

667 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:48:31am

I’d say the only decent Israeli media source is Haaretz. Even Jerusalem Post seems to have gone off the rails.

668 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:53:22am

re: #666 Vicious Babushka

Wingnutty, like Arutz 7.

Thanks. It caused a bit of drama.
re: #667 Vicious Babushka

I’d say the only decent Israeli media source is Haaretz. Even Jerusalem Post seems to have gone off the rails.

.
y-net’s not bad. Haaretz seems ok but like Jpost some of the editorials are maddening.

669 Romantic Heretic  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 12:04:38pm

re: #640 Varek Raith

Utah Man Carries Rifle Into JC Penney To Defend Against ‘Criminals, Cartels, Drug Lords’ and ‘Evil Men’


At JC Penney?
No self-respecting overlord/evillord/druglord shops there.
/

I suspect we’re going to be reading about this man again in the future. We’re not going to like it very much.

670 Skandal  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 12:39:11pm

re: #276 CuriousLurker

If you go to researchok’s website:

“Unscheduled Interruption
January 9, 2013
Posting will resume on or about January 18, 2013”

Apparently, the interruption is lasting longer than expected.

671 CuriousLurker  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 12:45:54pm

re: #670 Skandal

If you go to researchok’s website:

“Unscheduled Interruption
January 9, 2013
Posting will resume on or about January 18, 2013”

Apparently, the interruption is lasting longer than expected.

Oh, man. That doesn’t sound good. I hope everything is okay with him. Thanks for pointing that out, it never occurred to me to check his blog.

672 Skandal  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 12:48:10pm

re: #667 Vicious Babushka

The Times of Israel seems to be pretty moderate on most issues.

673 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 12:58:02pm

re: #672 Skandal

The Times of Israel seems to be pretty moderate on most issues.

They’re new on the scene.

674 Skandal  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 1:11:50pm

re: #673 Vicious Babushka

Indeed they are. They publish pieces such as The politics of petulance. Such nuance doesn’t exist in most Israeli papers.

Haaretz is generally moderate, however, unfortunately they publish pieces (e.g., Diplomatic prostitution and disconnect at the UN ) by those with questionable positions; John V. Whitbeck a 9/11 Truther.

675 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Jan 20, 2013 3:31:03pm

re: #668 Killgore Trout

Thanks. It caused a bit of drama.
re: #667 Vicious Babushka

.
y-net’s not bad. Haaretz seems ok but like Jpost some of the editorials are maddening.

YNet is a tabloid. Also, their hate for Haredim is off the charts.


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