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1 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 9:19:11pm

Better late night than never.

2 Kragar  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 9:34:16pm

Wayne LaPierre defends absolutism: Obama wants to redefine freedom

LaPierre blasted Obama at the 56th Annual Weatherby Foundation International Hunting and Conservation Awards in Reno, saying his remark that “we cannot mistake absolutism for principle” was an attempt to turn common sense upside down.

“I urge our President to use caution when attacking clearly defined absolutes in favor of his principles,” LaPierre said. “Mr. President, just because you wish words meant something other than what they mean, you don’t have the right to define them any way to want, because when words can mean anything they mean nothing. When absolutes are abandoned for principles, the U.S. Constitution becomes a blank slate for anyone’s graffiti and our rights and our freedoms are debased.”

He said the Bill of Rights, which contains the NRA’s cherished Second Amendment, was such an absolute. LaPierre alleged that Obama was seeking to “redefine freedom.”

“We believe we deserve, and have every right to, the same level of freedom that our government leaders keep for themselves, and the same capabilities and same technologies that criminals use to prey upon us and our families,” he concluded. “That means we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearm technology.”

So Wayne wants every citizen to have an army of their very own to call upon?

3 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 9:35:02pm

Goodnight, all.

4 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 9:52:22pm

re: #2 Kragar

Wayne LaPierre defends absolutism: Obama wants to redefine freedom

So Wayne wants every citizen to have an army of their very own to call upon?

He’s really showing his true colors. Keep on talking Wayne.

5 Kragar  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 10:10:04pm

“we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearm technology.”

And no one is saying you can’t, you fucking paranoid conspiracy monkey.

6 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 10:11:34pm

re: #5 Kragar

“we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearm technology.”

And no one is saying you can’t, you fucking paranoid conspiracy monkey.

He wants to be persecuted so bad it’s sad.

7 engineer cat  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 10:16:31pm

re: #5 Kragar

“we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearm technology.”

much to his distress, nobody thinks it’s worth their while to attack him

8 bratwurst  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 10:17:22pm
9 austin_blue  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 11:32:20pm

re: #5 Kragar

“we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearm technology.”

And no one is saying you can’t, you fucking paranoid conspiracy monkey.

Semi-automatic firearm technology isn’t going to defend your family. A twelve gauge pump shotgun loaded with number 2 shot will. And it won’t kill your neighbors.

Idjit.

10 freetoken  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 11:38:09pm

Lyudmila Kononova:

11 dragonath  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 11:45:14pm
12 Kragar  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 11:51:32pm

re: #9 austin_blue

Semi-automatic firearm technology isn’t going to defend your family. A twelve gauge pump shotgun loaded with number 2 shot will. And it won’t kill your neighbors.

Idjit.

They want access to semi-automatics? Fine, go out and buy a Colt 1911, which no one has said a peep about. Mission accomplished.

Fucking morons.

13 austin_blue  Tue, Jan 22, 2013 11:52:58pm

re: #10 freetoken

Lyudmila Kononova:

[Embedded content]

A guitar and a mezzosoprano. Obvious Fifth Columnists!!

Beautiful song and a beautiful voice.

I’m thinking Russian Jewish, yes?

14 freetoken  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 12:07:26am

re: #13 austin_blue

I think she’s a Russian Orthodox nun… so I don’t know if she’s Jewish.

16 freetoken  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 1:55:10am
17 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 2:00:22am

Apparently there’s a new CT going around, started by the Examiner, that Obama’s forcing out any military officers who won’t accept orders to shoot Americans. Supposedly this comes from a military “hero” who is relaying the allegations of a friend to a human rights activist/author.

18 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 2:56:54am

I am afraid that it is going to come to some sort of “patriotic uprising” staged in such a mannar as to provoke some sort of government intervention, thus “proving” that Obama has been “looking for an excuse” all along.

These guys are locked and loaded, they are out looking for something to set them off.

19 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 3:55:09am

re: #18 Sol Berdinowitz

I am afraid that it is going to come to some sort of “patriotic uprising” staged in such a manner as to provoke some sort of government intervention, thus “proving” that Obama has been “looking for an excuse” all along.

These guys are locked and loaded, they are out looking for something to set them off.

I’ve been thinking about that, and I’ve come to the conclusion that if that happens it must be put down hard. To be clear, this does that the ‘rebels’ need to be not just arrested but clearly seen as defeated and humiliated. It must be made clear to one and all that war is not a game for those who must fight it.

20 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:02:09am

re: #19 Dark_Falcon

I’ve been thinking about that, and I’ve come to the conclusion that if that happens it must be put down hard. To be clear, this does that the ‘rebels’ need to be not just arrested but clearly seen as defeated and humiliated. It must be made clear to one and all that war is not a game for those who must fight it.

Or imagine some large-scale natural and/or man-made disaster scenario with a temporary breakdown of order and communications over a large area.

Those guys would be itching to set themselves up as Judge Dredds and get out there with their guns and keep us all “safe” from all the “terrorists/looters”.

That could get ugly in a big, big hurry.

21 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:15:33am

Wow, wingnuts really do believe 2nd Amendment allows citizens to own nukes.

22 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:18:16am

re: #21 Vicious Babushka

Wow, wingnuts really do believe 2nd Amendment allows citizens to own nukes.

Some do think that. Visit your local militia website (cache is best).

23 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:21:12am
24 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:29:20am

re: #23 Vicious Babushka

Who is this yahoo Ted Yoho?

[Link: www.tedyoho.com…]

Since the election, I’ve been looking for a vulnerable Florida Republican in driving distance. Want to make one my new hobby. Looks like we have a winner loser.

25 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:32:53am

Twitnuts on #TGDN still passing around the 2004 election map as “gun crime statistics”

26 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:41:51am
27 Obdicut  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:43:28am

re: #26 Vicious Babushka

And again, from the other Atlantic article, the highest correlation between anything that they measured and gun deaths, beyond even poverty, was McCain votes. Places that voted McCain had higher gun deaths.

28 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:44:55am

re: #27 Obdicut

And again, from the other Atlantic article, the highest correlation between anything that they measured and gun deaths, beyond even poverty, was McCain votes. Places that voted McCain had higher gun deaths.

If I see anything circulated on #TGDN that is actual fact, I might faint.

29 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:45:45am

Aargh, I googled “U.S. gun crime map by county” and the 2004 election map is showing up. AAARRRRGGGHHHHH!

30 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:47:28am

re: #27 Obdicut

And again, from the other Atlantic article, the highest correlation between anything that they measured and gun deaths, beyond even poverty, was McCain votes. Places that voted McCain had higher gun deaths.

Gun nuts were not out in force during the 2008 election campaign, the way they are now.

31 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:51:14am
32 Obdicut  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:52:50am

re: #31 Vicious Babushka

I’ve seen, in a lot of the arguments made by the types circulating the false maps, a sort of undercurrent of racism, that basically gun crime is really a problem of the inner city.

33 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:54:27am

re: #32 Obdicut

I’ve seen, in a lot of the arguments made by the types circulating the false maps, a sort of undercurrent of racism, that basically gun crime is really a problem of the inner city.

Yeah, but the 2004 election map shows UPPER MINNESOTA and VERMONT having more “gun crime” (Kerry voters) than Detroit and Chicago. FAIL.

34 Obdicut  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 5:25:50am

I don’t understand why the Cardinal and the other Catholic higher-ups in San Francisco who conspired to cover up the crimes of pedophiles haven’t been arrested for it. In this case, the evidence is absolutely clear, they were conspiring to hide the evidence from the authorities.

What possible justification can there be for not arresting them?

35 A Mom Anon  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 5:33:24am

re: #34 Obdicut

I’ve been wondering the same thing. Is law enforcement scared of the church? Or are they just making sure they’ve got a totally solid case?

36 Obdicut  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 5:34:34am

re: #35 A Mom Anon

I’ve been wondering the same thing. Is law enforcement scared of the church? Or are they just making sure they’ve got a totally solid case?

Very few cases like this have been prosecuted along the way. It’s been disheartening. I really hope the SF prosecutor takes a stand on this. It’s such clear criminal activity.

37 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:00:58am

re: #29 Vicious Babushka

You’d think that someone would be able to put together a map with firearms deaths (and separately firearm homicides) on a per capita and raw number basis by county or smaller geographical unit than state. But so far, I haven’t come across that kind of map.

There’s a few maps that look at major metro areas, but that leaves out data from the rest of the country. The FBI data sources can give some inkling as to what’s going on, so it’s not like someone couldn’t put that kind of map together.

38 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:02:09am

re: #37 lawhawk

You’d think that someone would be able to put together a map with firearms deaths (and separately firearm homicides) on a per capita and raw number basis by county or smaller geographical unit than state. But so far, I haven’t come across that kind of map.

There’s a few maps that look at major metro areas, but that leaves out data from the rest of the country. The FBI data sources can give some inkling as to what’s going on, so it’s not like someone couldn’t put that kind of map together.

What you suggest would involve doing actual work and research, neither of which the #TGDN is interested in or capable of doing.

39 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:05:07am

re: #38 Vicious Babushka

Yeah, it’s so much easier to take a completely unrelated map (largely corresponding to electoral maps), and claim it shows gun violence.

Truthy. / Actually, it’s just plain bs

40 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:05:32am

Sec. of State Clinton about to start testimony before Senate panel regarding Benghazi.

[Link: video.msnbc.msn.com…]

41 iossarian  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:06:30am

re: #37 lawhawk

You’d think that someone would be able to put together a map with firearms deaths (and separately firearm homicides) on a per capita and raw number basis by county or smaller geographical unit than state. But so far, I haven’t come across that kind of map.

There’s a few maps that look at major metro areas, but that leaves out data from the rest of the country. The FBI data sources can give some inkling as to what’s going on, so it’s not like someone couldn’t put that kind of map together.

Not allowed to get funding for it, if you’re an academic researcher.

People forget that a lot of the boring data work that goes into public policy comes from federally funded primary research in universities.

42 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:10:15am

re: #41 iossarian

Not allowed to get funding for it, if you’re an academic researcher.

People forget that a lot of the boring data work that goes into public policy comes from federally funded primary research in universities.

Actually it shouldn’t be too difficult to create such a chart. I work with chart controls, there is a tool called Geochart that allows you to fill in a map with data. You just have your SQL select command bind the data to the chart to populate it.

43 DREd  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:16:45am

Benghazi!

44 Stanghazi  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:17:17am

Happy Benghazi day!

45 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:18:02am

re: #43 DREd

Benghazi!

Hillary is scheduled to testify today and even though the Twitwits don’t even know what she has to say they are convinced SHEZ LYING.

46 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:23:40am

And now, there has been the third significant earthquake in the past four months on one of the most seismically stable areas in the nation:

[Link: www.wfaa.com…]

47 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:25:06am

re: #46 RadicalModerate

And now, there has been the third significant earthquake in the past four months on one of the most seismically stable areas in the nation:

[Link: www.wfaa.com…]

G-D’s WRATH!//

48 Political Atheist  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:27:46am

re: #47 Vicious Babushka

G-D’s WRATH!//

Nah, just being helpful, stirring everyone’s coffee for them. Oh and north Texas might be an inch or two further east now. :-)

49 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:30:30am

@ZippyElf <==== something pedo-creepy about this guy, he uses #TGDN like his own personal Facebook wall. Pictures of kids, pets.

50 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:33:43am

Of course, this sits right on top of the area’s largest natural gas basins, where shale fracking is the primary method of extraction.

But I’m sure that has nothing at all to do with the area suddenly getting more earthquakes in the last year than the prior 100 years combined.

51 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:37:20am

Today’s birthday of note: Ernie Kovacs.

He broke ground in so many ways. He realized the potential of his medium better than anyone, moving his TV broadcasts into the surreal on a routine basis.

Downside: His death brought Ralph Nader into the public eye, and he’s never left.

‘Morning, Lizards!

52 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:38:04am

re: #46 RadicalModerate

I’m guessing that it may have to do with the oil and gas industry - either fracking or storing gas in underground caverns and the pressures causing stresses to be released.

53 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:41:47am

Wingnuts have been demanding a Benghazi hearing and now that they have one they are shrieking ITZ ALL LYEZ!

54 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:43:56am

re: #51 makeitstop

Today’s birthday of note: Ernie Kovacs.

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He broke ground in so many ways. He realized the potential of his medium better than anyone, moving his TV broadcasts into the surreal on a routine basis.

Downside: His death brought Ralph Nader into the public eye, and he’s never left.

‘Morning, Lizards!

Pity I can’t see the YouTube video here at work. Probably something funny. Nairobi Trio perhaps?

55 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:49:18am

But these asshats can’t bring themselves to call the POTUS “President”

56 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:51:30am

re: #53 Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts have been demanding a Benghazi hearing and now that they have one they are shrieking ITZ ALL LYEZ!

57 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:52:36am

Just saw this. Guess America isn’t part of the free world anymore or something:

58 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:53:22am

re: #54 Feline Fearless Leader

Pity I can’t see the YouTube video here at work. Probably something funny. Nairobi Trio perhaps?

Yes, Nairobi Trio, a little bit of ‘Mack The Knife,’ and his closing show credits. A series of vignettes and blackouts that turn the broadcast, sometimes literally, on its head.

Watching that clip, I saw at least a half dozen visual effects that ‘Mythbusters’ use for their video bumpers on the regular.

59 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:54:12am
60 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:57:25am

Now we know the real purpose behind #TGDN

61 iossarian  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:58:38am

re: #60 Vicious Babushka

Now we know the real purpose behind #TGDN

The right wing noise machine is just one big grift operation.

62 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:59:08am

re: #60 Vicious Babushka

PayPal donations for what, exactly?

63 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 6:59:42am

re: #62 Lidane

PayPal donations for what, exactly?

He thinks wingnuts are dumb enough to pay him for using a Twitter hashtag.

64 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:00:03am

re: #62 Lidane

PayPal donations for what, exactly?

According to his timeline, a “paid staff” member, which I guess means someone designated to astroturf various online forums.

65 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:00:07am

re: #62 Lidane

PayPal donations for what, exactly?

‘Operating expenses?’
/

66 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:00:52am

re: #63 Vicious Babushka

He thinks wingnuts are dumb enough to pay him for using a Twitter hashtag.

I just saw that. What “admin work” is he talking about?

Anyone who sends him money deserves to be sent a lifetime supply of Amway products for it.

67 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:02:42am

re: #65 makeitstop

‘Operating expenses?’
/

Apparently he’s now spending 40 hours a week doing “admin work” on a Twitter hashtag.

Twitter doesn’t even have people doing 40 hours a week on a single hashtag. What an obvious scam.

68 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:02:46am

*HEAD DESK*

69 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:03:21am

Wingnut heads are going to explode over this one - Secretary Clinton tells Senate Panel to read the classified report regarding the details of the Benghazi attack. Which they will obviously interpret as a coverup.

70 DREd  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:08:18am

Um, so what does a twitter gulag defense network actually do? Are there lasers?

71 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:09:19am

re: #70 DREd

Um, so what does a twitter gulag defense network actually do? Are there lasers?

Well, they block people who fact-check fake quotes, fake charts and fake statistics.

72 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:11:02am

Dear wingnuts,

This is an obvious scam. It doesn’t take a paid staffer to monitor a single Twitter hashtag. In fact, an unpaid college intern armed with HootSuite or TweetDeck can easily monitor multiple hashtags and conversations AND find many creative ways to goof off in the process.

If you send him money, you’re stupid.

No love,
Me

73 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:11:09am

WHAT A NAKED SCAM

74 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:12:33am

re: #71 Vicious Babushka

Well, they block people who fact-check fake quotes, fake charts and fake statistics.

It’s a 40 hour a week job!!!11ty

Gah. Fleecing The Rubes, Part 15, 975

75 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:12:35am

Because the Second Amendment wasn’t enough:

76 Geoff with a G  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:14:02am

re: #21 Vicious Babushka

Wow, wingnuts really do believe 2nd Amendment allows citizens to own nukes.

Elected officials can’t really believe this can they? It seems like they are just doubling down on stupid to stay “relevant/elected” in gerrymandered districts.

Reminds me of the Simpsons stuck in a hole “I know, we’ll dig our way out!”.

77 darthstar  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:14:15am

re: #73 Vicious Babushka

Report him to twitter…get his ass suspended.

78 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:16:13am

Good morning lizards!

WTF just got posted on pages by Manji and who is it?

79 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:17:01am

re: #72 Lidane

Dear wingnuts,

This is an obvious scam. It doesn’t take a paid staffer to monitor a single Twitter hashtag. In fact, an unpaid college intern armed with HootSuite or TweetDeck can easily monitor multiple hashtags and conversations AND find many creative ways to goof off in the process.

If you send him money, you’re stupid.

No love,
Me

Got a page up to track the scammer.

80 Interesting Times  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:21:38am

So in addition to Benghazi!!11! and Sandy Hook Trooferderp, wingnuts are probably all over themselves about how the current cold spell proves AGW is a hoax!!11!ty. However:

And that’s just it. Once upon a time, this type of cold was a far more frequent occurrence. And despite that 2007 five-day cold spell:

The year 2007 the 10th warmest year for the contiguous U.S., since national records began in 1895, according to preliminary data from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The year was marked by exceptional drought in the U.S. Southeast and the West, which helped fuel another extremely active wildfire season. The year also brought outbreaks of cold air, and killer heat waves and floods. Meanwhile, the global surface temperature for 2007 was the fifth warmest since records began in 1880.

Fucking long-term trends, how do they work?

81 Sionainn  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:22:01am

re: #78 NJDhockeyfan

Good morning lizards!

WTF just got posted on pages by Manji and who is it?

Just downdinged that shit.

82 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:22:17am

More proof that Facebook is awful, privacy is dead, and people are stupid.

[Link: actualfacebookgraphsearches.tumblr.com…]

Now you can easily find information like “Current employers of people who like Racism”, “Mothers of Catholics from Italy who like Durex”, “Family members of people who live in China and like [the very very banned] Falun Gong” and other fancy, sometimes potentially life-endangering information (“men seeking men, living in Tehran”).

83 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:22:27am

re: #81 Sionainn

Just downdinged that shit.

What was on the video? CubicleLand here.

84 Sionainn  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:24:56am

re: #83 Vicious Babushka

What was on the video? CubicleLand here.

Looks like some stalker video put on YouTube making fun of various lizards. There’s about 17 of them posted on YouTube by the same person, lots of them involving Hitler, with subtitles. Yeah, funny stuff.
//

85 Interesting Times  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:25:07am

re: #81 Sionainn

Just downdinged that shit.

And I reported it. That person has to be a stalkpuppet - no way a genuine newbie would put up a Page like that.

86 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:25:18am

re: #78 NJDhockeyfan

Good morning lizards!

WTF just got posted on pages by Manji and who is it?

Looks like that page has been deleted already.

(waves to Charles)

87 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:25:59am

re: #73 Vicious Babushka

88 Sionainn  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:26:39am

What exactly is a sockpuppet and also a bot? I’ve been wondering about that.

89 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:27:04am

Not surprising
Some Algeria Attackers Are Placed at Benghazi

Several Egyptian members of the squad of militants that lay bloody siege to an Algerian gas complex last week also took part in the deadly attack on the United States Mission in Libya in September, a senior Algerian official said Tuesday.

The Egyptians involved in both attacks were killed by Algerian forces during the four-day ordeal that ended in the deaths of at least 38 hostages and 29 kidnappers, the official said. But three of the militants were captured alive, and one of them described the Egyptians’ role in both assaults under interrogation by the Algerian security services, the official said.

If confirmed, the link between two of the most brazen assaults in recent memory would reinforce the transborder character of the jihadist groups now striking across the Sahara. American officials have long warned that the region’s volatile mix of porous borders, turbulent states, weapons and ranks of fighters with similar ideologies creates a dangerous landscape in which extremists are trying to collaborate across vast distances.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is scheduled to testify before Congress on Wednesday about the Libyan attack that killed the American ambassador and three staff members, raised the specter of regional cooperation among extremists soon after the mission in Benghazi was overrun.

In particular, she said the Islamist militant takeover of northern Mali had created a “safe haven” for terrorists to “extend their reach” and work with other extremists in North Africa, “as we tragically saw in Benghazi,” though she offered no clear evidence of such ties.

90 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:27:55am

Holy crap. Clinton just effing SLAMMED Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) for implying that there was some sort of misinformation regarding the genesis of the Benghazi attack.

91 Interesting Times  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:28:52am

re: #88 Sionainn

What exactly is a sockpuppet and also a bot? I’ve been wondering about that.

Sockpuppet usually refers to extra accounts all belonging to one person. Here, we typically use it to mean a banned member coming back under a new name. “Bot” means an account that doesn’t actually have a real person behind it, it’s just a script programmed to automatically post comments, pages, or harvest other info.

92 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:28:54am

re: #88 Sionainn

What exactly is a sockpuppet and also a bot? I’ve been wondering about that.

Just somebody who was previously banned posting under a new account (not sure if IPs are banned in which case it was done on another computer or connection).

93 Bubblehead II  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:29:35am

re: #78 NJDhockeyfan

Good morning lizards!

WTF just got posted on pages by Manji and who is it?

Well at least I got to down ding it before it was deleted.

94 Sionainn  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:30:11am

Thanks for the explanations!
Regarding bots, there are programs that will just post things without an actual person behind it, like Aigle?

95 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:30:35am

re: #90 RadicalModerate

Holy crap. Clinton just effing SLAMMED Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) for implying that there was some sort of misinformation regarding the genesis of the Benghazi attack.

Do tell! What did she say?

96 Eventual Carrion  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:32:07am

re: #68 Vicious Babushka

*HEAD DESK*

@toddkincannon So, what you’re saying is that you’ve already created more jobs than Obama, just with #TGDN.
— grognard (@fiffergrund32) January 23, 2013

No bubba, he’s saying he know rubes like you will send him money.

97 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:33:15am

Note the interesting definitions of “Manji”:

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

98 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:34:05am

re: #93 Bubblehead II

Well at least I got to down ding it before it was deleted.

Same here. Kinda creepy. These idiots that take the time to make videos like that haven’t grown up yet. They act like 9 year olds.

99 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:35:02am

re: #97 Decatur Deb

Note the interesting definitions of “Manji”:

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

First one:
The Japanese name of the 卍 character (Chinese: wàn)

100 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:35:17am

re: #88 Sionainn

What exactly is a sockpuppet and also a bot? I’ve been wondering about that.

A sockpuppet is a new account (or multiple accounts) created by someone who has already been blocked.

A bot is a program that posts pages or comments automatically.

101 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:35:20am

re: #88 Sionainn

Sockpuppet refers to someone who maintains multiple aliases/accounts (and will use the multiple accounts to make it appear as though more people agree with the person’s point than would otherwise be possible).

Bot is short for robot - it’s an automated program that will act in a specified fashion. It can mean anything from a crawler who searches a given site for specific information (text searching for a service like Google or other search site) or to automate a posting (as in the aigle-bot).

102 Dr. Matt  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:36:02am

Newbie question here: What’s up with the ‘Amazon deals of the day’ threads?

103 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:36:14am

re: #95 makeitstop

Do tell! What did she say?

Essentially he was claiming that there was a denial by the State Department that the attack was an organized attack. Her response, in a VERY condescending tone (paraphrased) was “Of course it was organized - do you think that it was a group of people out for a walk who said ‘hey, let’s go attack the American Embassy’?”

104 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:36:48am

re: #102 Dr. Matt

Newbie question here: What’s up with the ‘Amazon deals of the day’ threads?

Charles makes money for this site through Amazon affiliate partnership. It’s a way to support LGF.

105 Gus  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:37:24am

re: #93 Bubblehead II

Well at least I got to down ding it before it was deleted.

What now?

106 Sionainn  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:37:25am

re: #97 Decatur Deb

Note the interesting definitions of “Manji”:

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

Shocker.

107 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:37:27am

re: #102 Dr. Matt

Newbie question here: What’s up with the ‘Amazon deals of the day’ threads?

Charles gets a little money to help keep LGF going when you purchase stuff from Amazon through the links and a bunch of them are great deals.

108 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:37:55am

re: #102 Dr. Matt

Newbie question here: What’s up with the ‘Amazon deals of the day’ threads?

Amazon has re-established its connection to California websites, incl LGF. Helps keep the hamsters fed.

109 Gus  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:38:27am

What was the page in question about? ‘Ello, ‘ello.

110 Dr. Matt  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:38:45am

re: #104 Vicious Babushka

Charles makes money for this site through Amazon affiliate partnership. It’s a way to support LGF.

Ah! Thanks!

…..uuuuuhhh wait, I thought Lefties “hated Capitalism”…..did Fox tell a lie?

111 Sionainn  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:39:19am

re: #102 Dr. Matt

Newbie question here: What’s up with the ‘Amazon deals of the day’ threads?

I’m thinking it’s because: 1) They are good deals, and 2) Charles gets a little something for every click through to Amazon done through LGF.

112 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:40:41am

re: #103 RadicalModerate

Essentially he was claiming that there was a denial by the State Department that the attack was an organized attack. Her response, in a VERY condescending tone (paraphrased) was “Of course it was organized - do you think that it was a group of people out for a walk who said ‘hey, let’s go attack the American Embassy’?”

You know the Republicans have gotten to the last nerve when folks like Hillary and Obama are starting to talk in sarcastic, condescending tones. Joe Biden probably would have responded “so who’d you fuck to get this job?”

113 Bubblehead II  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:41:05am

re: #105 Gus

What now?

Some Idiot posted a You Tube Video purporting to be a screaming match between Jimmah and LVQ. It was deleted. Don’t know if Manji got the stick or not.

Edit

It didn’t

114 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:41:13am

re: #89 Killgore Trout

Not surprising
Some Algeria Attackers Are Placed at Benghazi

Probably the same scum in Mali. Horrifying accounts are being reported out there.

‘We were so terrified’: Jihadists leave trail of destruction, brutality in Mali town

DIABALY, Mali — Burned-out cars lie at the entrance to liberated Diabaly. Nearby, the stench of death rises from the window of an army vehicle discarded by the side of the road; inside are the bodies of four Malian soldiers, presumably slaughtered by jihadists.

The Islamist army stormed through the town last week and left a destructive trail. They ruined the church, smashing away its cross and decapitating religious statues. They looted the pharmacy and destroyed homes. They were joined by Malian soldiers who defected, according to some local residents.

Although the insurgents controlled Diabaly for only a few days, its terrified residents cheered when they left and French and Malian soldiers swept in.

“They are not Muslims,” 53-year-old resident Oua Diarra said. “Muslims cannot be thieves. Muslims cannot loot. These men were terrorists.

“The Islamists punished the children simply for crying at the terrible things that they saw … We were so terrified.”

115 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:41:38am

re: #106 Sionainn

Shocker.

Just took a look at the posting history of this one. Gotta say the posting style exudes a certain musty smell to the account.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

116 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:41:43am

re: #109 Gus

What was the page in question about? ‘Ello, ‘ello.

It was about squabbling between LVQ, Obdicut and Jimmah. …and something about global warming and Fox.

117 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:42:02am
118 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:42:48am

re: #114 NJDhockeyfan

“The Islamists punished the children simply for crying at the terrible things that they saw … We were so terrified.”

Ugh

119 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:42:49am

re: #104 Vicious Babushka

Charles makes money for this site through Amazon affiliate partnership. It’s a way to support LGF.

Good reminder to hit the January tip jar (though I’ve noticed a real famine in the hatemail dep’t.)

120 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:43:10am

Asking Clinton about Mali and the region now.

121 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:43:24am
122 Gus  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:44:51am

re: #113 Bubblehead II

re: #116 Killgore Trout

OK. Thanks. Weird, could mean a couple of things.

123 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:45:19am

*HEAD DESK*

124 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:45:23am

re: #102 Dr. Matt

Newbie question here: What’s up with the ‘Amazon deals of the day’ threads?

Those and the overnight video threads sort of act as open threads for mid-day and mid-evening. That was useful for keeping overall comment counts down on a particular thread. Which did (does?) make a difference for some Lizards whose browsers had issues with processing threads when the comment lists got long.

125 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:45:48am

She mentioned Somalia as the pattern to follow for the rest of North Africa.

126 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:46:20am

Oh boy, this should be interesting.

John McCain’s starting questioning to Sec. Clinton.

127 Interesting Times  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:46:21am

re: #122 Gus

re: #116 Killgore Trout

OK. Thanks. Weird, could mean a couple of things.

I still had the page up in a tab, and just watched a few seconds of the video. Stupid, creepy, stalker tripe. Am stunned that manji (who has way the hell too much time on its hands) hasn’t been ban-hammered yet.

128 Sionainn  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:46:57am

re: #126 RadicalModerate

Oh boy, this should be interesting.

John McCain’s starting questioning to Sec. Clinton.

He sucked up to her first. She looked like she wasn’t buying a word he was saying. LOL.

129 DREd  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:47:01am

McCain time. This should be fun.

130 Interesting Times  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:47:47am

re: #128 Sionainn

He sucked up to her first. She looked like she wasn’t buying a word he was saying. LOL.

What I would give if she’d just say:

“You picked Palin as a running mate. Your argument is invalid.”

131 Sionainn  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:48:06am

Is there a question there somewhere, or is just going to pontificate?

132 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:48:12am

McCain grandstanding with bullshit and partisan nonsense.

133 Sionainn  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:48:21am

…and answer his own questions?

134 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:48:30am

re: #103 RadicalModerate

Essentially he was claiming that there was a denial by the State Department that the attack was an organized attack. Her response, in a VERY condescending tone (paraphrased) was “Of course it was organized - do you think that it was a group of people out for a walk who said ‘hey, let’s go attack the American Embassy’?”

That’s prolly gonna leave a mark. SoS Clinton is not to be trifled with.

She’ll probably get a lot of that today, though.

135 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:48:35am

re: #132 Killgore Trout

McCain grandstanding with bullshit and partisan nonsense.

Water wet.

136 Bubblehead II  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:49:38am

Hillary looks like She is bored as well as trying to keep from laughing at him.

137 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:49:40am

Oh wow. That is one serious GAZE that Secretary Clinton is shooting at McCain right now.

138 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:50:50am

re: #134 makeitstop

That’s prolly gonna leave a mark. SoS Clinton is not to be trifled with.

She’ll probably get a lot of that today, though.

Considering she’s on the way out, I wouldn’t blame her if she told these folks where to stick their BS, she’s given them the answers they supposedly want, and if they want to keep perpetuating a conspiracy theory to boost their reelection chances, then it’s none of her concern.

139 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:51:55am

re: #137 RadicalModerate

Oh wow. That is one serious GAZE that Secretary Clinton is shooting at McCain right now.

The United States has a lot of important foreign relations stuff going on that she is nominally supervising. And she understands the importance of communicating with the House and Senate. And she knows that McCain knows this as well. So that she is irked by McCain grandstanding and essentially wasting her time should not be surprising at all.

140 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:52:11am

re: #123 Vicious Babushka

Wait, would that include someone like Phil Mickelson who hinted at retirement after claiming that his taxes in CA (fed and state combined) would hit 62% or something like that, but then backtracked.

As it is, tax experts note that he’s probably getting taxed closer to 50% and probably less than that if he’s got a competent tax accountant or lawyer since there are any number of deductions, credits, and strategies that can reduce the tax burden (such as a federal credit for state taxes, charitable deductions, etc.)

And if he’s not taking advantage of any and all of these legal methods, he should probably fire his accountant.

141 Dr. Matt  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:52:37am

McGrampa epitomizes “the angry old man” stereotype. His only concern in his waning ‘career’ is feeble attempts to score political points against President Obama.

142 Bubblehead II  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:52:54am

Question for McCain. If you knew Stevens had concerns about security, why the hell didn’t YOU bring it to Hillary’s attention?

143 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:53:06am

re: #132 Killgore Trout

Most Congressional hearings fall into that category - they’re designed so as to give the Senators or Reps a platform on which to pontificate and hear their own voices - more so than the witnesses called to testify.

144 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:54:01am

re: #142 Bubblehead II

Question for McCain. If you knew Stevens had concerns about security, why the hell didn’t YOU bring it to Hillary’s attention?

Or, why, if you knew there were security concerns at US DOS facilities around the world, why did you not make sure there was adequate funding in place for proper security?

145 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:54:17am

re: #143 lawhawk

Most Congressional hearings fall into that category - they’re designed so as to give the Senators or Reps a platform on which to pontificate and hear their own voices - more so than the witnesses called to testify.

Ron Paul’s meetings with the Fed were a hoot.

146 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:54:20am

I always get a chuckle when a politician leads off a barrage with “with all due respect…” It’s perhaps the politest way of saying “Go fuck yourself.”

147 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:54:38am

re: #140 lawhawk

Wait, would that include someone like Phil Mickelson who hinted at retirement after claiming that his taxes in CA (fed and state combined) would hit 62% or something like that, but then backtracked.

As it is, tax experts note that he’s probably getting taxed closer to 50% and probably less than that if he’s got a competent tax accountant or lawyer since there are any number of deductions, credits, and strategies that can reduce the tax burden (such as a federal credit for state taxes, charitable deductions, etc.)

And if he’s not taking advantage of any and all of these legal methods, he should probably fire his accountant.

I think the wingnut is referring to the commonly held delusion that conservatives have, that there is a large population that thinks “Why should I work at a job that pays $5000/month, when I can get $500/month in welfare and food stamps!”

They really believe there are people out there living it up on food stamps.

148 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:55:08am

re: #146 Targetpractice

I always get a chuckle when a politician leads off a barrage with “with all due respect…” It’s perhaps the politest way of saying “Go fuck yourself.”

Governor, please proceed.

149 Interesting Times  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:55:26am

Oh dear:

150 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:55:41am

re: #140 lawhawk

Wait, would that include someone like Phil Mickelson who hinted at retirement after claiming that his taxes in CA (fed and state combined) would hit 62% or something like that, but then backtracked.

As it is, tax experts note that he’s probably getting taxed closer to 50% and probably less than that if he’s got a competent tax accountant or lawyer since there are any number of deductions, credits, and strategies that can reduce the tax burden (such as a federal credit for state taxes, charitable deductions, etc.)

And if he’s not taking advantage of any and all of these legal methods, he should probably fire his accountant.

And I doubt any of my “friends” on FB who were all over that Mickelson remark will now come out and report that Phil walked it back. And none of them remarked that they’d like to have his problem - paying 60% of millions rather than paying 30% of fifty thousand or so. Just used it to link to various whines about liberals and such.

151 simoom  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:55:43am

Heh, Hillary turned around McCain’s complaints about insufficient Libyian investment/support on to GOP congressional holds on Libyian foreign aid.

152 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:56:08am

What the hell? Why are they telling Clinton to keep her answers short when they’re allowing 5-minute monologues by Republican Senators prefacing every one of their questions?

153 Dr. Matt  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:57:12am

Durbin just brought up the fact that WMD still have not been found in Iraq, i.e., he bitch-slapped every conservative who is spewing their fake outrage over Benghazi.

154 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:58:12am

re: #152 RadicalModerate

What the hell? Why are they telling Clinton to keep her answers short when they’re allowing 5-minute monologues by Republican Senators prefacing every one of their questions?

It’s obvious the whole point of this is for them to be dicks - about everything. I wouldn’t put it past these assholes to bring up Monica Lewinsky at some point, with a helping of Vince Foster on the side.

155 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 7:59:07am

re: #123 Vicious Babushka

*HEAD DESK*

OH sure! No problem: Image: 5Fua0.gif

156 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:00:33am

I hope the house hearings are televised. Hillary will make mincemeat out of the twits there.

157 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:01:07am

Russia Criticizes Syria Rebel ‘Obsession’ With Assad Exit

MOSCOW – Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, said on Wednesday that the main obstacle to peace in Syria is the opposition’s “obsession with the idea of toppling the Bashar al-Assad regime.” He also said the Kremlin’s Emergency Ministry flights that removed 77 Russians from the conflict zone early Wednesday did not signal the start of an evacuation.

In an annual news conference, Mr. Lavrov made clear that Russia was unlikely to alter the position it had staked out in Syria, opposing any international measures to force Mr. Assad from power after nearly two years of violence. More than 60,000 people have died in the conflict, according to the United Nations.

I wonder how many more genocidal numbers of dead Syrians will it take for the Russians to stop supporting Assad?

158 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:05:23am
159 simoom  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:06:39am

re: #152 RadicalModerate

What the hell? Why are they telling Clinton to keep her answers short when they’re allowing 5-minute monologues by Republican Senators prefacing every one of their questions?

Because it’s all Kabuki theater. They have no interest in her answers to their monologues and they have no expectation of somehow brilliantly catching her in some kind of TV-court-drama-style slip up. So what’s most important to each GOP senator is that they get their opportunity to insert their rant into the record, to be able to signal to their conspiracy addled base that they fought the good fight against this diabolically villainous SOS & admin. They can then all go on Fox & push something like, “Well the liberal media is covering for her & Obama so we failed to bring them all down. Sorry, we tried.”

160 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:07:02am

The one on-going dilemma with foreign policy right now is that the United States (and most allies) have an interest in getting involved with various failed states.

If they ignore them the areas often and fairly easily convert into havens for the terrorist groups to train and recruit in; e.g. Afghanistan. But active involvement in a failed state is an expensive, bloody, long-term effort - often portrayed and viewed as “imperialistic” as well by detractors. And the US acting as “global policeman” falls roughly into this category as well. And with a little reading you see the isolationist mindset come out advocating that the US stop acting this way, stop giving foreign aid, and essentially attempt to pull-back into the shell of its own borders.*

The dilemma is choosing which route to take. Pay now and keep intervening (or attempting to intervene), or pay later since ignorance is going to lead to a less stable world with terrorist attacks going on and almost inevitably to further attempts by foreign terrorists to strike directly at US soil.

* - Never mind that the US has never really done this. Even at the height of the isolationist run in the 1920-30s the US was still mucking around in Central America to prop up its economic interests in that sphere of influence.

161 simoom  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:09:12am


Yup.

162 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:09:35am

Video of SoS Clinton and PoS Johnson. Pwnage.

164 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:13:19am

LUAP DNAR!!

Derp gauge rapidly reaching maximum.

165 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:14:17am

McCain should spend less time on the Sunday shows and doing press conferences and more time reading his briefing reports and doing the job he was elected to carry out.

166 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:14:30am

derp…derp…derp…DERP…DERP…DERP

167 Gus  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:14:34am
168 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:14:56am

Turkey?

169 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:15:12am

And Paul asks a question about…. Turkey.

wat?

170 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:15:21am

Heh.

171 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:15:35am

Hillary is going to eat this guy for lunch, or at least she should. He’s being a condescending asshole.

172 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:17:00am

Google “turkey libya weapons”
Fox News, Family Security Matters, Glenn Beck

173 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:17:27am

re: #172 Killgore Trout

Google “turkey libya weapons”
Fox News, Family Security Matters, Glenn Beck

[Link: www.google.com…]

174 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:18:31am

Clinton to Rand Paul, following his stream of derpitude: “I am the Secretary of State”

Just in case he wasn’t aware of this fact.

175 Gus  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:18:55am

Pathetic.

176 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:19:15am

re: #173 Killgore Trout

[Link: www.google.com…]

Dont’ forget about the freeper links!

177 Interesting Times  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:19:20am
178 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:20:55am

re: #173 Killgore Trout

[Link: www.google.com…]

If you switch it to the News search you get CNN, Al-Arabiya, New Jersey Jewish News, The Guardian, etc.

[Link: www.google.com…]

179 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:21:03am
180 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:21:15am

In my dream world, HC and RP meet again, in the 2016 Presidential Debates.

181 Interesting Times  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:22:20am
182 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:22:33am

re: #175 Gus

Pathetic.

Apparently he forgot that she announced her retirement from the post on July 18 - a full two months before the Benghazi attack.

183 Stanghazi  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:23:53am

re: #150 Feline Fearless Leader

And I doubt any of my “friends” on FB who were all over that Mickelson remark will now come out and report that Phil walked it back. And none of them remarked that they’d like to have his problem - paying 60% of millions rather than paying 30% of fifty thousand or so. Just used it to link to various whines about liberals and such.

Hefty is a jerk.

184 Kronocide  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:24:12am

re: #182 RadicalModerate

Apparently he forgot that she announced her retirement from the post on July 18 - a full two months before the Benghazi attack.

Which proves that Benghazi was planned.

185 Interesting Times  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:24:52am
186 DREd  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:32:03am

So Ron is the smart one in the Paul family?

187 BongCrodny  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:34:13am

re: #186 DREd

So Ron is the smart one in the Paul family?

That’s like asking whether the smart one is Moe, Larry or Curly.

188 Dr. Matt  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:35:14am

re: #162 makeitstop

Video of SoS Clinton and PoS Johnson. Pwnage.

[Embedded content]

Ron Johnson is so concerned that someone in the administration misled us by stating there were protests yet the “the U.S. embassy IN CAIRO condemns the breach, but stands by its initial condemnation of religiously inflammatory speech, which, it noted, was ‘issued before the attacks’.”

189 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:35:23am

re: #187 BongCrodny

Shemp. Definitely Shemp. /

190 Eventual Carrion  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:36:02am

re: #175 Gus

Pathetic.

Rand Paul To Clinton: By Stepping Down, You Accept ‘Culpability For The Worst Tragedy Since 9/11’ livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/rand-pau… via @davidtaint
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) January 23, 2013

Is he talking about the embassy attack? WTF

Then I guess this (or the others under Bush) never happened:
The 2008 American Embassy attack in Yemen in Sana’a, Yemen on September 17, 2008 resulted in 19 deaths and 16 injuries. Six attackers, six Yemeni police, and seven civilians were killed.

191 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:36:51am

re: #189 lawhawk

Shemp. Definitely Shemp. /

A+, would quote and upding again.

192 Dr. Matt  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:39:38am

Consulates attacked under dubyah

June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.

February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Truck bomb kills 17.

February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.

July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
Suicide bomber kills two.

December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.

March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.

September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13 wounded.

January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.

July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.

March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead.

September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.

193 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:40:02am
194 Varek Raith  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:41:39am

Rand Paul is a fucktard.

195 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:41:56am
196 efuseakay  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:45:27am

re: #70 DREd

Um, so what does a twitter gulag defense network actually do? Are there lasers?

Pew! Pew! Pew!

198 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:46:00am

The rubes are loving LUAP DNAR:

199 Interesting Times  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:46:11am

re: #197 Varek Raith

Fox News Can’t Decide If It’s OK To Call Someone Hitler

Related:

200 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:47:28am

Not sure if serious or Poe’s Law:

201 Political Atheist  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:47:55am

Why should a decades old Glendale, California gun show stay open?
Paged

202 Dr. Matt  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:48:33am

re: #200 Lidane

Not sure if serious or Poe’s Law:

Unfortunately Greg Howard is as serious as cancer. That little shitstain spends 24/7 on twitter.

203 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:49:11am

re: #198 Lidane

Thus you see why they take their five minutes and grandstand. Getting facial recognition on the news and then invites to the Sunday shows for more visibility. All part of building up the national recognition that is needed for a serious run at even higher office and/or influence in the GOP.

204 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:49:26am

HA HA HA HA

205 erik_t  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:49:45am

Usually the honesty of the outrage is easy enough to determine. This one’s an odd duck, though: I honestly cannot tell if these morons (both the congressional version and the twitter version) think that “a bad thing happened” = “treason” or “four people died” = “biggest tragedy in a decade”.

Truly, I have no idea.

206 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:50:13am

Hahahaha:

207 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:50:55am

So he gets people to work for him for free, where’s the money going?

208 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:51:43am

re: #204 Vicious Babushka

HA HA HA HA

Rand/Ryan in 2016. Stuck in the Paul-Paul patch.

209 Varek Raith  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:52:10am

re: #21 Vicious Babushka

Wow, wingnuts really do believe 2nd Amendment allows citizens to own nukes.

Sweet!
*Places large order of multi-megaton devices*
/

210 dragonfire1981  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:53:00am

re: #200 Lidane

Not sure if serious or Poe’s Law:

I think serious, unfortunately.

211 dragonfire1981  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:54:37am

OT, but Charles I love the new Twitter embed code, it makes the tweets so nice looking and easy to read!

I really do appreciate all the time and effort you expend on the technical details of this site. If other web developers put in even half the time you do, the internet would be a better functioning place.

212 Interesting Times  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:55:49am
213 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:57:09am
214 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:57:26am

Idaho man sentenced for shooting at helicopter

WALLACE, Idaho — A North Idaho man who pleaded guilty to shooting at a helicopter because he was upset that it was flying too close to where he was hunting has been sentenced to at least a year in prison.

The Lewiston Tribune reports First District Judge Fred Gibler sentenced 58-year-old John E. Ross of Fernwood to four to eight years in prison on Tuesday. However, he could be eligible for parole after a year if he successfully completes a rehabilitation program in prison.

Ross pleaded guilty in November to felony interfering with or destruction of an aircraft. Two shots hit the helicopter in the fall of 2010, including one that hit a crucial part of its steering mechanism. The experienced pilot was able to land safely.

Court records indicated Ross had been drinking.

215 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:57:27am

re: #197 Varek Raith

Fox News Can’t Decide If It’s OK To Call Someone Hitler

Their commenters and sycophants know the answer. Perfectly acceptable on twitter, comment sections, Breitbart.com and elsewhere as long as reference is to President Obama.

216 erik_t  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:58:32am

re: #214 NJDhockeyfan

Idaho man sentenced for shooting at helicopter

shooting… because he was upset

Guns: You’re Doing Them Wrong

217 DREd  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:59:13am

re: #215 lawhawk

None summed it up it better than host Sean Hannity, who said last week: “We don’t talk a lot about — what were the intentions of our founders and framers? And we have Stalin, um, we have Hitler, we have countries, tyrannical. They talked a lot about that.”

Hannity is almost insanely stupid.

218 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:59:34am

I think the attempts to deflect with Bush era intel failures (iraq, 9-11, etc) are unhelpful. It only stresses the partisan nature of the complaints and reinforces the fact that fingers would be pointing in the opposite direction if someone else was in the White house. The exact security details and who knew what when isn’t really important. No amount of reasonable embassy security would have prevented what happened in Beghazi.
The real problem is regional. The entire region is awash in weapons, weak governments and poorly trained armies. There aren’t many serious foreign policy blunders from this administration but North Africa seems to be one. Our hands off support in Mali backfired, post Q’Daffy Lybia needed some aggressive house cleaning.
One of the few things of substance to come out of the hearings today was Clinton citing Somalia as the model for our policy in North Africa. I think we need something more aggressive than that.

219 dragonfire1981  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 8:59:46am

As a follow up to my page yesterday, I did some sombering math.

As a rough estimate, I assumed each of the Ammo cabinets in the photos posted can hold somewhere around 50 000 rounds.

Assuming that every Wal-Mart, Bass Pro and Dick’s Sporting Goods in the country have similarly empty cabinets, that means that approximately 185 million rounds of ammunition have been purchased over the past month.

If that’s not worrying enough, consider this:

- My numbers do not include other gun stores of which there are thousands across the country

- My numbers do not include gun shows, of which there are many around the country

- My numbers do not include online ammo sales, which I’m sure have been booming since Newtown

Factoring that in, we can safely say there is well over 300 million rounds of ammunition that’s been purchased in the past month…and even that may be an underestimate.

If you’re still not worried enough, consider one more thing:

- Gun buyers are still salivating for more ammo.

220 dragonfire1981  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:00:15am

re: #214 NJDhockeyfan

Idaho man sentenced for shooting at helicopter

I wonder if it was a black helicopter…

221 erik_t  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:00:26am

re: #218 Killgore Trout

I think the attempts to deflect with Bush era intel failures (iraq, 9-11, etc) are unhelpful. It only stresses the partisan nature of the complaints and reinforces the fact that fingers would be pointing in the opposite direction if someone else was in the White house.

No they fucking wouldn’t. They never did. There were no six-month media circuses about any previous embassy attack.

222 kirkspencer  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:01:07am

re: #214 NJDhockeyfan

Idaho man sentenced for shooting at helicopter

[snip]
Court records indicated Ross had been drinking.

Too many people doing this is the reason I quit hunting.

223 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:02:08am

re: #218 Killgore Trout

The Magical Balance Fairy called. She said to tell you she’s taking a paid day off, so give it a rest today.

224 BongCrodny  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:02:33am

No potential for disaster here:

Drunk Driving Permits Approved By Irish County Might Let Rural Drivers Imbibe, Drive

Councillor Danny Healy-Rae , who spearheaded the motion, claimed that citizens drinking and driving in rural areas had “never killed anyone” and argued that the permits would actually help prevent “a lot of them falling into depression,” reports Irish news site TheJournal.ie.

Healy-Rae also owns a pub in County Kerry, according to the Guardian.

“A lot of these people are living in isolated rural areas where there’s no public transport of any kind, and they end up at home looking at the four walls, night in and night out, because they don’t want to take the risk of losing their licence,” Healy-Rae told TheJournal.ie.

Looks like the U.S. isn’t the only country where the inmates have taken over the asylum.

225 dragonfire1981  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:03:23am

re: #224 BongCrodny

No potential for disaster here:

Drunk Driving Permits Approved By Irish County Might Let Rural Drivers Imbibe, Drive

Looks like the U.S. isn’t the only country where the inmates have taken over the asylum.

Good gods man! Idiocracy really was a documentary!

226 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:04:56am

re: #225 dragonfire1981

Good gods man! Idiocracy really was a documentary!

Someone give that bill to ALEC to sell to the House. And then set up the betting line on whether it would pass.
/

227 kirkspencer  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:05:38am

re: #218 Killgore Trout

Uh-huh. Tell you what. Go look at Dr. Matt’s list and tell me how many of those drew congressional hearings.

228 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:06:12am

Hmm. I just heard frogs. Either Killgore is in the house, or someone here at work has a somewhat different ringtone installed. (Someone here does have the female voice saying “Are you there?” as a ringtone. Annoying.)

229 Obdicut  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:06:23am

re: #218 Killgore Trout

I think the attempts to deflect with Bush era intel failures (iraq, 9-11, etc) are unhelpful. It only stresses the partisan nature of the complaints and reinforces the fact that fingers would be pointing in the opposite direction if someone else was in the White house.

Actually, it demonstrates the opposite: that all those embassy attacks happened and fingers did not get pointed, people didn’t make a big stink about it and come up with crazy conspiracy stories.

Thought this was pretty patently obvious.

230 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:06:40am

re: #227 kirkspencer

Uh-huh. Tell you what. Go look at Dr. Matt’s list and tell me how many of those drew congressional hearings.

Not enough Americans killed in those to make them worthy of notice.
///

231 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:06:51am

re: #226 Feline Fearless Leader

Someone give that bill to ALEC to sell to the House. And then set up the betting line on whether it would pass.
/

If we don’t let people drive drunk then only criminals will drive drunk! Our founding fathers drank and drove too!

//

232 gwangung  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:07:27am

re: #218 Killgore Trout

I think the attempts to deflect with Bush era intel failures (iraq, 9-11, etc) are unhelpful. It only stresses the partisan nature of the complaints and reinforces the fact that fingers would be pointing in the opposite direction if someone else was in the White house. The exact security details and who knew what when isn’t really important. No amount of reasonable embassy security would have prevented what happened in Beghazi.
The real problem is regional. The entire region is awash in weapons, weak governments and poorly trained armies. There aren’t many serious foreign policy blunders from this administration but North Africa seems to be one. Our hands off support in Mali backfired, post Q’Daffy Lybia needed some aggressive house cleaning.
One of the few things of substance to come out of the hearings today was Clinton citing Somalia as the model for our policy in North Africa. I think we need something more aggressive than that.

You’re assuming there’s a right way to go about this.

I think you’re assuming too much.

233 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:09:27am

Yeah! Who needs things like rural electrification or the interstate highway system?

234 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:09:31am

re: #222 kirkspencer

Too many people doing this is the reason I quit hunting.

When I first moved down here from Connecticut the newspaper headlines were different than the ones I was used to in the NYC area. One was about a farmer who was pissed that someone knocked over his prized bull and cut off it’s tail.

The other story was about two guys who went deer hunting. One of them shot the other one in the leg by accident. His defense was when his buddy came out from behind a tree he mistakened him for a rabbit. His charge? Hunting rabbits out of season. I shit you not.

235 Bubblehead II  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:09:57am

re: #214 NJDhockeyfan

In other Idaho news.

Group taking Citadel fees tied to extortionist.

“Christian Kerodin was sentenced in federal court in Virginia nine years ago to 30 months in prison and a $6,000 fine after pleading guilty to extortion and possessing an unregistered firearm.”

Read more here: [Link: www.idahostatesman.com…]

236 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:11:57am

re: #233 Lidane

Yeah! Who needs things like rural electrification or the interstate highway system?

We all know the TVA was a collectivist plot!

237 Sionainn  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:12:10am

re: #213 Lidane

I’m not even going to be bothered reading something called The Imperial Presidency. Sounds looney tunes.

238 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:12:45am

re: #237 Sionainn

I’m not even going to be bothered reading something called The Imperial Presidency. Sounds looney tunes.

How about “Gremlins from the Kremlin”?

239 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:12:59am

re: #232 gwangung

You’re assuming there’s a right way to go about this.

I think you’re assuming too much.

I don’t think there are any clear solutions. I’m open to suggestions. We are talking about a very large and complex area which is becoming increasingly unstable. Making things worse is sub-Sarahan Africa always gets neglected because there’s not enough financial/business motivation to get the area sorted out. The French seem to think the situation is urgent and I tend to agree with them.

240 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:13:04am

re: #219 dragonfire1981

According to family in Waco, there is literally no place in the city where they can currently buy .22LR or 9mm ammo. Of course, they drank the kool aide in 2008, so they’re pretty sure that Dark Lord Obama is going to swoop in on a black dragon any minute and take away their pistols. Then, after the populace has been disarmed and have no way to Defend Liberty, he will return for their incandescent light bulbs and SUVs.

The horror.

241 erik_t  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:14:02am

re: #240 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

According to some family in Waco, there is literally no place in the city where they can currently buy .22LR or 9mm ammo. Of course, they drank the kool aide in 2008, so they’re pretty sure that Dark Lord Obama is going to swoop in on a black dragon any minute and take away their pistols. Then, after the populace has been disarmed and have no way to Defend Liberty, he will return for their incandescent light bulbs and SUVs.

Gotta fend off those ATF APCs with your .22LR.

Criminy.

242 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:15:10am

Attackers behead five in northeast Nigeria

Nigeria has seen an uptick in violence since it sent an initial contingent of 190 troops to Mali last week, including two Mali-bound soldiers killed in a bomb attack on Saturday in the country’s centre.

A group calling itself Ansaru claimed responsibility for the attack on the soldiers and claimed it was in response to the situation in Mali.

243 wrenchwench  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:15:19am

re: #228 Feline Fearless Leader

Hmm. I just heard frogs. Either Killgore is in the house, or someone here at work has a somewhat different ringtone installed. (Someone here does have the female voice saying “Are you there?” as a ringtone. Annoying.)

I like the one with a man’s voice saying, “Rrrrrrrriiinnnnnnggg! Rrrrrrrriiinnnnnngggg!”

244 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:17:02am

Sting operations reveal Mafia involvement in renewable energy

PALERMO, Italy — Inside a midnight-blue BMW, a Sicilian entrepreneur delivered his pitch to the accused mafia boss. A new business was blowing into Italy that could spin wind and sunlight into gold, ensuring the future of the Earth as well as the Cosa Nostra: renewable energy.

“Uncle Vincenzo,” implored the businessman, Angelo Salvatore, using a term of affection for the alleged head of Sicily’s Gimbellina crime family, 79-year-old Vincenzo Funari. According to a transcript of their wiretapped conversation, Salvatore continued, “for the love of our sons, renewable energy is important. . . . it’s a business we can live on.”

And for quite awhile, Italian prosecutors say, they did. In an unfolding plot that is part “The Sopranos,” part “An Inconvenient Truth,” authorities swept across Sicily last month in the latest wave of sting operations revealing years of deep infiltration into the renewable energy sector by Italy’s rapidly modernizing crime families.

Tony Soprano was unavailable for comment.
//

245 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:18:54am

That sound you hear is a bunch of anti-gay bigots screeching about ZOMG HE’S USING TEH SOOPER BOWL 4 POLITIKS:

Carrying a Cause to the Super Bowl

246 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:19:56am

Transnational terrorism with Libyan ties revealed in Algerian gas plant attack

The hostage takers had themselves revealed their diverse origin last Friday when a spokesman told the Mauritanian news agency Agence Nouakchott d’Information that their ranks included not just members from Algeria, Mali, Niger or Mauritania but also people from Egypt and Canada.

“Unlike what was happening in other jihadist fronts, jihadism in Algeria had recruited locally but now we are witnessing not an internationalization but a transnationalization of this extreme violence,” said Salma Belaala, a scholar of North African Islamic movements at Warwick University.

She said Algerian authorities have long worried that toppling Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya would create instability in the region.

“So today we’re now in a gaping security vacuum on the Libyan side, and there areas that are out of control of the central state.”

247 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:20:55am

re: #245 Lidane

That sound you hear is a bunch of anti-gay bigots screeching about ZOMG HE’S USING TEH SOOPER BOWL 4 POLITIKS:

Carrying a Cause to the Super Bowl

You sometimes wish they were forced to scream all this stuff from the street corners since you know they would have gotten laryngitis by now.

Has anyone formulated the Corollary to Zeno’s Paradox yet about the hysteria doubling as things move half-way again closer to the Wingularity?

248 wrenchwench  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:21:03am

re: #219 dragonfire1981

As a follow up to my page yesterday, I did some sombering math.

As a rough estimate, I assumed each of the Ammo cabinets in the photos posted can hold somewhere around 50 000 rounds.

Assuming that every Wal-Mart, Bass Pro and Dick’s Sporting Goods in the country have similarly empty cabinets, that means that approximately 185 million rounds of ammunition have been purchased over the past month.

If that’s not worrying enough, consider this:

- My numbers do not include other gun stores of which there are thousands across the country

- My numbers do not include gun shows, of which there are many around the country

- My numbers do not include online ammo sales, which I’m sure have been booming since Newtown

Factoring that in, we can safely say there is well over 300 million rounds of ammunition that’s been purchased in the past month…and even that may be an underestimate.

If you’re still not worried enough, consider one more thing:

- Gun buyers are still salivating for more ammo.

Here’s why the ammo cabinets were empty locally.

249 darthstar  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:21:54am

re: #228 oaktree

Hmm. I just heard frogs. Either Killgore is in the house, or someone here at work has a somewhat different ringtone installed. (Someone here does have the female voice saying “Are you there?” as a ringtone. Annoying.)

I put Ann Romney’s “Stop it. This is hard.” rant on my phone for a few weeks and assigned it to my brother’s phone number. Freaked me the fuck out when he called. I finally had to delete it because that condescending voice of hers actually irritated me. My favorite ringtone, from my pre-smartphone days, was the lead-in riff to AC/DC’s Hell’s Bells.

250 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:22:47am

re: #233 Lidane

Yeah! Who needs things like rural electrification or the interstate highway system?

Hey, there were lots of JOBS like at Triangle Shirtwaist, and NO YOONYUNZ!

251 erik_t  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:23:47am

Okay, this is kind of amazing. What do you say about your upcoming policy battles with Obama, Rep. Amash (R-MI)?

The public is not behind us, and that’s a real problem for our party.

Um, you don’t say.

252 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:23:58am

re: #249 darthstar

I put Ann Romney’s “Stop it. This is hard.” rant on my phone for a few weeks and assigned it to my brother’s phone number. Freaked me the fuck out when he called. I finally had to delete it because that condescending voice of hers actually irritated me. My favorite ringtone, from my pre-smartphone days, was the lead-in riff to AC/DC’s Hell’s Bells.

I wanted to use Bach’s Toccata and Fuge in D minor, but it sounded awful coming from a little phone speaker. :(

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

253 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:24:09am

And now for something completely different…

Flaming cheese shuts down road tunnel in northern Norway

OSLO, Norway — A road tunnel in northern Norway will be shut for several weeks after a 27-ton truckload of sweet goat’s milk cheese caught fire.

Regional traffic department chief Geir Joergensen says flames engulfed the tunnel last week and gases from the melting, brown load hindered firefighters. It took four days to put it out.

The driver was not hurt and no other vehicles were in the 3.6-kilometer (2.2-mile) tunnel at the time.

254 darthstar  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:25:23am

re: #248 wrenchwench

Here’s why the ammo cabinets were empty locally.

I like to ask people who buy that much ammo when and where they expect to use it. Most of it will sit in a closet or drawer at their house indefinitely…or until they realize they’ve wasted hundreds of dollars on ammo they’ll never use and end up selling it to an even nuttier friend.

255 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:25:50am

Rep. Broun: Obama Upholds The Soviet Constitution

This shit is getting really tiring.

256 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:26:43am

re: #253 NJDhockeyfan

BTW, congrats to the Devils on their shut-out of the Flyers last night. Heard some gnashing of teeth today from some of those here who are heavy Flyers fans since they’re now 0-3.

He’s not heavy, he’s my Brodeur. ;)

257 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:27:24am

re: #255 makeitstop

Rep. Broun: Obama Upholds The Soviet Constitution

This shit is getting really tiring.

Could someone remind these morons that the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991? While you’re at it, feel free to smack them upside the head with a history book.

258 erik_t  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:28:01am

re: #255 makeitstop

Rep. Broun: Obama Upholds The Soviet Constitution

I would bet every cent of my net worth that Broun could not concoct a fifty-word statement on the USSR’s governmental structure that did not contain at least three absolute howlers.

259 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:28:23am
260 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:29:59am
261 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:30:37am

re: #256 Feline Fearless Leader

BTW, congrats to the Devils on their shut-out of the Flyers last night. Heard some gnashing of teeth today from some of those here who are heavy Flyers fans since they’re now 0-3.

He’s not heavy, he’s my Brodeur. ;)

The Devils look like they haven’t missed a beat from last year and I enjoyed watching them open a can of whoop-ass on the Flyers. Brodeur was sensational.

262 Mattand  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:31:07am

re: #256 Feline Fearless Leader

BTW, congrats to the Devils on their shut-out of the Flyers last night. Heard some gnashing of teeth today from some of those here who are heavy Flyers fans since they’re now 0-3.

He’s not heavy, he’s my Brodeur. ;)

Yeah, I’m not holding my breath about this year. I think the malaise that infected the Phils at the beginning of last season spread to the other three teams.

263 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:32:10am

Malian army ill-equipped to fight Islamists

Explosions rang out at 3 a.m. last week as the radical Islamists descended on the town of Diabaly, home to a Malian military camp. Residents cowering in their homes believed the Malian soldiers would protect them.

Instead dozens of Malian troops fled in fear, ripping off their uniforms and taking off on foot into the dark.

“We thought for sure the Malian army would hit back,” said local resident Gaoussou Kone of the Jan. 14 attack. “We were surprised to learn that our soldiers ran away. There is no African country that is strong enough to fight these people on their own. They are too well-armed.”

264 William Barnett-Lewis  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:32:45am

re: #218 Killgore Trout

Yes, we know. You really like it when people die.

265 darthstar  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:34:07am

Hillary Clinton rips Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis) a new asshole in Benghazi hearings.
Paraphrase: What difference does it make if it was a protest or just some guys out for a walk at night who decided to kill Americans? We have four dead Americans, Senator. Our job is to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Don’t fuck with Hillary.

266 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:34:32am

re: #264 William Barnett-Lewis

Yes, we know. You really like it when people die.

That’s not very nice.
Downding.

267 William Barnett-Lewis  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:36:17am

re: #249 darthstar

I put Ann Romney’s “Stop it. This is hard.” rant on my phone for a few weeks and assigned it to my brother’s phone number. Freaked me the fuck out when he called. I finally had to delete it because that condescending voice of hers actually irritated me. My favorite ringtone, from my pre-smartphone days, was the lead-in riff to AC/DC’s Hell’s Bells.

Heh. I use Miles Davis “So What?” Good tune & nobody around here has anything even slightly like it. I did ponder changing it to “Take Five” or “Blue Rondo ala Turk” after Brubeck died, but I love the other too much.

268 darthstar  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:39:47am
269 darthstar  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:41:19am

Okay…time to scoot off to the club for a swim, then meet a former colleague for lunch.

271 William Barnett-Lewis  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:41:55am

re: #268 darthstar

Yeesh.

Image: 601155_527414563956920_553552317_n.jpg

Hey they’ve been taught to keep their fingers off the trigger! That’s better than some! ///

272 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:42:01am

Nigerian leader warns of Mali terror spillover

Nigeria’s president is warning that if Islamist terrorists in Mali are not contained there will be a spillover effect upon some Western and African nations.

President Goodluck Jonathan told the World Economic Forum on Wednesday that terrorists “always want to create crisis” and “that’s one of the reasons why we will have to move fast.”
….
Jonathan thanked France for sending in troops and aircraft to push back the terrorists.

He said the crisis in Libya, where a weak government is struggling to maintain control, has made things worse in Mali since weapons and fighters from Libya have joined the Mali extremists.

273 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:43:45am

re: #267 William Barnett-Lewis

Heh. I use Miles Davis “So What?” Good tune & nobody around here has anything even slightly like it. I did ponder changing it to “Take Five” or “Blue Rondo ala Turk” after Brubeck died, but I love the other too much.

I used to use the Imperial March from Star Wars as my mother’s ringtone. And yes, she knew and she thought it was funny. It was fine until I accidentally left my phone on in class and she called. Explaining that one was fun.

274 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:45:18am

Russia says West to blame for arms used by Mali rebels

Russia said on Wednesday the rebels fighting French and African troops in Mali are the same fighters the West armed in the revolt that ousted Muammar Gaddafi in Libya.

An Islamist alliance of al Qaeda’s North African wing AQIM and home-grown Malian groups captured northern Mali last year, armed with weapons seized from Libya after the fall of Gaddafi.

Russia backed a U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing military intervention in Mali but is still bristling that its abstention from a U.N. vote over Libya in 2011 allowed NATO air strikes to help the rebels trying to topple the veteran leader.

Russian officials accused the United States and its allies of overstepping their mandate.

275 iossarian  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:45:35am

re: #272 Killgore Trout

Nigerian leader warns of Mali terror spillover

Got to keep the oil flowing.

276 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:49:55am
277 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:52:49am

re: #268 darthstar

Yeesh.

Image: 601155_527414563956920_553552317_n.jpg

Not that it makes any difference, but that photo is as old as time itself. The first time I saw it was as a Demotivator that said “No more bad touches!”

278 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:55:48am

re: #268 darthstar

Charlies Angels, the Early Years.

279 Lidane  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 10:02:51am
280 Ian G.  Wed, Jan 23, 2013 10:04:34am

re: #257 Lidane

Could someone remind these morons that the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991? While you’re at it, feel free to smack them upside the head with a history book.

A child born on the day the Soviet Union officially ceased to exist would be legally able to drink at this point.

Yeah, it’s time to give it a rest, or maybe start scaring people about how Obama is secretly implementing Genghis Khan’s agenda.


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The Wisdom of Bryan Fischer, We Know America Is Christian Because We Eat Bacon!
Now Fischer is really desperate for America to be a "Christian Nation," either that or he's even dumber than we thought. So apparently we're to believe that China now is a "Christian Nation?" The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy ...

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Randall Gross
All We Are - I Wear You (Official Video)
Available now on iTunes. Pre-Order the album "All We Are", with instant downloads of 'I Wear You' and 'Feel Safe': po.st Pre-Order the debut LP from Domino Mart and receive a bonus 7" featuring exclusive tracks 'Reach' & 'Just ...

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Souliren
Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton
Celtic Colours Festival 2010 Everyone seems to be having fun here.

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Bubblehead II
LOHAN Coming to the States
Cool. Due to Spain being a jerk, the Registers bringing their LOHAN project to the States. More specifically, New Mexico's Spaceport America Don't let the cheesy writing style and Brit humor of the Registers reporters put you off. There is ...

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FemNaziBitch
‘I Was Really Stressed Out’: Anxiety Rules the Secret Life of Teens - Parents - TODAY.com
When hormones, grades and peer pressure rule your life, turmoil often follows. Yet many families don't realize how crippling the stress can be for their teenagers. TODAY's series on the secret lives of teens began Wednesday with NBC special ...

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theliel
AEI Decides to Weigh in on #GamersGate
So Polygon showcases the AEI's anti-femminist response to #gamergate talking about how games are for dudes and dudes need that space to continue being dudes and bitches should get back in that kitchen where they belong. Link is to Polygon ...

3 days, 9 hours ago
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Lumberhead
Angry Letters to the One Member of Congress Who Voted Against the War on Terror - the Atlantic
My first attempt at a page - so here we go: The article is a little long but well worth while. I found it to be nicely balanced with interesting excerpts from supporters as well as detractors. Barbara Lee was ...

5 days, 5 hours ago
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The War TARDIS
Doctor Who “Listen” Open Thread
I'm back. Last week, I couldn't do this thread, as something more important was going on. One of my best friends, a sweet, and very devout Christian, is going to the UK to help a Christian Group in Oxford, and ...

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Rightwingconspirator
Are Higher Frame Rates Really a Better Moving Image in Cinema?
As a guy who scratches the surface of this medium with humble indy efforts and some industrial video experience I have to watch carefully. If I commit to the wrong camera or format, it can hurt financially. Once I had ...

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Slap
For guitar fans…
I suppose one needs to be a guitar freak of a certain age to recognize both of these guys. Gabrels' work might be familiar to fans of Bowie/Tin Machine. Nelson's work? I believe him to be one of the most ...

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 Frank says:

Consider for a moment any beauty in the name Ralph. -- In an interview with Joan Rivers who had just asked him why he gave his children such odd names, Frank gave the reply above.