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Creationist Governor Bobby Jindal Is Calling Other People “Stupid” Again

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The media and right wing blogs are all buzzing about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s speech to the Republican National Committee, a warmed-over rehash of the talking points he’s been developing since the GOP lost the election, saying the Republicans have to stop being the “stupid party:” Bobby Jindal to GOP: Don’t Be ‘The Stupid Party’.

You can read the whole thing at the right wing Washington Examiner, where they think it was “dynamite:” Full Text: Bobby Jindal’s Dynamite Speech to the Republican National Committee in Charlotte.

The fact is, there’s absolutely nothing new or innovative about this speech. Jindal is simply repeating the same old tired anti-government lines the right has been recycling for decades, and if you’re looking for ideas on how to “reform” the party here, you’re wasting your time. It’s just another attempt to repackage the same failed ideology in something that looks like a shiny new box. From a distance.

But I have to admit, Jindal has huge brass cojones to call out the GOP for being “stupid” — when he has done more than any other Republican governor to legitimize the teaching of creationism, climate change denial, and all manner of religious right pseudo-science in Louisiana.

For one example out of many, a religious school funded by Jindal’s voucher program teaches that evolution is disproved by the existence of the Loch Ness Monster.

I don’t know, Bobby; that sounds pretty freaking stupid to me. However, I fully expect the media to applaud Jindal for this deceptive, self-promoting hooey.

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271 comments

1 Dr. Matt  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:15:40am

Calling the GOP the “stupid party” is an insult to stupid people.

2 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:15:48am

Why is he complaining about them being the stupid party? He built that.

Five Reasons Bobby Jindal Is Responsible For Transforming The GOP Into ‘The Stupid Party’

3 iossarian  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:16:59am

re: #1 Dr. Matt

Calling the GOP the “stupid party” is an insult to stupid people.

“I may be thick as pigshit, but I ain’t voting for those dumbasses.”

4 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:23:51am

The stenographers at the Washington Examiner are easily impressed.

5 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:24:08am

Yeah Jindal and his education program are part of the problem. Of course, we’ll get told that he’s “different” because the stupid media loves sensationalizing rather than pointing out that Jindal’s probably more nuts than most of the Republicans who ran last year. I mean he’s obviously not stupid-stupid but he sure has some stupid policies.

6 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:25:47am

Republican judges parse definition of ‘the’ to strike down Obama labor nominees

A Washington D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling issued Friday declared that President Barack Obama’s 2011 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional because the Congress was taking “a recess,” not “the Recess,” a parsing the judges claim “makes all the difference.”

You’re fucking kidding me.

7 kirkspencer  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:29:26am

re: #6 Kragar

Republican judges parse definition of ‘the’ to strike down Obama labor nominees

You’re fucking kidding me.

nope. heavy on originalism, it’ll probably stand at the US Supreme Court.

If it does it hits almost all recess appointments of the last century. Not just the current NLRB and the CFRB but all of the Bush and Clinton and Bush and Reagan appointments - any decisions and regulations formed which are still timely can be challenged if this decision stands.

8 Ghost of Tom Joad  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:29:50am
For one example out of many, a religious school funded by Jindal’s voucher program teaches that evolution is disproved by the existence of the Loch Ness Monster.

Fuck it. Pray for the meteor. Our race is literally too stupid to exist in this universe.

9 Geoff with a G  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:30:15am

Way OT, but funny…wathcing reruns of That 70’s Show last night:

(Jackie’s politician dad goes to jail for taking bribes)

RED: Well, I’m glad. That guy makes Republicans look like a bunch of crooks and greedy businessmen.
ERIC: [sarcastically] Thank God for the honest ones like Richard Nixon, huh?
RED: What did you say?
ERIC: Nixon was framed and Kennedy was a commie!
RED: That’s right.

10 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:31:11am

re: #9 Geoff with a G

Way OT, but funny…wathcing reruns of That 70’s Show last night:

(Jackie’s politician dad goes to jail for taking bribes)

RED: Well, I’m glad. That guy makes Republicans look like a bunch of crooks and greedy businessmen.
ERIC: [sarcastically] Thank God for the honest ones like Richard Nixon, huh?
RED: What did you say?
ERIC: Nixon was framed and Kennedy was a commie!
RED: That’s right.

I miss that show.

11 dragonath  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:31:46am

re: #6 Kragar

Nothing new, I’m afraid. In a recent court decision involving Native American rights at the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas authored a majority decision claiming that “now” and “in the present” for the tribes is 1933.

12 Geoff with a G  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:31:58am

re: #10 HappyWarrior

Netflix….on our second trip through all seasons. Or is it the third time through ;)

13 jaunte  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:33:05am
Jindal: “Today’s conservatism is completely wrapped up in solving the hideous mess that is the federal budget, the burgeoning deficits, the mammoth federal debt, the shortfall in our entitlement programs…even as we invent new entitlement programs.

We seem to have an obsession with government bookkeeping.”

That explains all the personhood amendments, transvaginal ultrasounds, and attacks on contraception.
[Link: www.guttmacher.org…]
Also, small government.

14 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:33:33am

re: #12 Geoff with a G

Netflix….on our second trip through all seasons. Or is it the third time through ;)

I’m finally getting into 30 Rock through Netflix streaming. Best thing ever.

15 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:35:30am

re: #13 jaunte

That explains all the personhood amendments, transvaginal ultrasounds, and attacks on contraception.
[Link: www.guttmacher.org…]
Also, small government.

Yep. Really Republicans aren’t for small government at all. A small government party wouldn’t have pulled the numerous stunts they’ve pulled on abortion in the past couple years.

16 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:35:47am

Virginia Advances ‘Gangbanger Bill of Rights’ To Withhold Gun Crime Evidence From Federal Government

The bill, authored by arch-conservative Delegate Bob Marshall (R-VA), aims to:

Prevent any agency, political subdivision, or employee of Virginia from assisting the Federal government of the United States in any investigation, prosecution, detention, arrest, search, or seizure, under the authority of any federal statute enacted, or Executive Order or regulation issued, after December 31, 2012, infringing the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms by imposing new restrictions on private ownership or private transfer of firearms, firearm magazines, ammunition, or components thereof.

On a party-lines 15-7 vote Friday, the Republican majority on the Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety sent the bill to the full House.

Virginia blogger Ben Tribbett called the bill a “Gangbanger Bill of Rights,” noting that it could impede an FBI investigation of evidence found at a crime scene that involved a gun clip or assault weapon banned in future legislation and could prevent Virginia police from testifying in federal court cases.

17 erik_t  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:35:52am

re: #14 HappyWarrior

I’m finally getting into 30 Rock through Netflix streaming. Best thing ever.

It’s after six! What am I, a farmer?

18 Targetpractice  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:38:22am

Jindal, one of the latest of the unicorns that the media is chasing, trying to find that mythical “moderate Republican” who can wrestle the party back to sanity and still remain true to conservatism.

19 Ghost of Tom Joad  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:38:52am

re: #5 HappyWarrior

Yeah Jindal and his education program are part of the problem. Of course, we’ll get told that he’s “different” because the stupid media loves sensationalizing rather than pointing out that Jindal’s probably more nuts than most of the Republicans who ran last year. I mean he’s obviously not stupid-stupid but he sure has some stupid policies.

Jindal is bat-shit crazier than most of them. Only difference is that his crazy is contained in a non-white wrapper and he runs his speeches through a spell-checker before he reads them.

He hates science and loathes poor people. The only reason he’s calling the GOP “stupid” is because they’ve stopped hiding their true beliefs and intentions behind thinly-veiled bullshit. Their racism, bigotry, misogyny, and stupidity has been laid bare at the feet of the American people, and it’s obviously starting to do damage to their brand.

This guy will never get anywhere nationally. I don’t think America will ever vote for a fire-breathing, bible-humping creep.

20 lawhawk  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:39:30am

It’s hilarious to hear Jindal calling on the GOP to stop acting stupid when Jindal’s done so much to dumb down the brand all by his lonesome. Whether it’s forcing creationism into the schools or shilling for the global warming denialists, Jindal’s the antithesis of intelligence.

By forcing creationism into the classroom, he’s consigning generations of Louisiana children to bogus claims, inaccurate statements and beliefs that trump scientific reality - observable facts and logic. He’s putting his state’s students at a tremendous competitive disadvantage when it comes to attracting science and technology companies since the student body will have no clue what constitutes a scientific facts when it comes to key biological concepts.

And when it comes down to it, his creationist bent harm’s the state’s economy because companies will choose to go elsewhere for a educated workforce and the state’s existing bodies of higher education will have a tougher time getting an educated student body from within the state.

21 TedStriker  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:39:46am

re: #7 kirkspencer

nope. heavy on originalism, it’ll probably stand at the US Supreme Court.

If it does it hits almost all recess appointments of the last century. Not just the current NLRB and the CFRB but all of the Bush and Clinton and Bush and Reagan appointments - any decisions and regulations formed which are still timely can be challenged if this decision stands.

Law of unintended consequences at work.

I wonder how many Republicans are gonna have to twist and contort themselves into Gordian knots to have those recess appointments (and the laws/regulations that derived from those who were appointed this way) upheld for those that happened during GOP administrations, if the Supremes affirm the D.C Circuit Court of Appeals decision?

22 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:40:54am

Let it be pointed out that Bobby thought Rick Perry was a good choice for president last time. Yes, a Rick Perry supporter is telling us we need to be smarter.

23 TedStriker  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:41:04am

re: #19 Ghost of Tom Joad

Jindal is bat-shit crazier than most of them. Only difference is that his crazy is contained in a non-white wrapper and he runs his speeches through a spell-checker before he reads them.

He hates science and loathes poor people. The only reason he’s calling the GOP “stupid” is because they’ve stopped hiding their true beliefs and intentions behind thinly-veiled bullshit. Their racism, bigotry, misogyny, and stupidity has been laid bare at the feet of the American people, and it’s obviously starting to do damage to their brand.

This guy will never get anywhere nationally. I don’t think America will ever vote for a fire-breathing, bible-humping creep.

You say that, but remember how close Huckabee and Perry got.

24 jaunte  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:41:20am

re: #22 HappyWarrior

Let it be pointed out that Bobby thought Rick Perry was a good choice for president last time. Yes, a Rick Perry supporter is telling us we need to be smarter.

Oops.

25 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:41:36am

I absolutely love this:
CNN Anchor Tricks Opponent Of Women In Combat To Endorse Racial Segregation

O’BRIEN: I’m going to read a little bit from this colonel who said this: ‘The army is not a sociological laboratory; to be effective it must be organized and trained according to the principles which will ensure success…Experiments are a danger to efficiency, discipline and morale and would result in ultimate defeat.’

BROWNE: I think that that’s true. I don’t think it’s true with respect to ultimate defeat of the United States in a war. I think what’s likely to occur though is the defeat of the United States in small battles, which means people are going to die. […]

O’BRIEN: That was from a guy in 1941. And that argument was about not allowing black people in the military. That was his exact argument of why blacks should not be allowed in the military, because it’s a danger to efficiency and discipline and morale and will result in ultimate defeat.

26 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:41:40am

re: #23 TedStriker

You say that, but remember how close Huckabee got.

Very true and I think Jindal’s more popular in the corporate world than Huckabee ever was.

27 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:42:29am

These people are crazy as shit. Who gives a flying fuck about 3 99-year-olds?

28 wrenchwench  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:42:59am

Speaking of stupid fucking morons, NM state Rep. Cathrynn Brown, a Republican of course, has ‘fixed’ her bill that would have charged women with a felony if they got an abortion after being raped. Now only the doctor would be charged.

[…]

That has been kind of hurtful for me because I’ve been very clear from the time the idea for this bill came to me that this is designed to stop rapists and there are lots of families that are affected by incest and it’s a bigger crime than I think most people know,” Brown told KOB Thursday.

She said she would write a substitute version of the bill to make that clear.

The new version of the bill on her website Friday has added the sentence:

“In no circumstance shall the mother of the fetus be charged under this subsection.”

So if the woman does not want to bear her rapist’s child, she can’t report the rape.

The bill is not going to get make it of committee, but Ms. Brown, a lawyer for fuck’s sake, should still be castigated as one of the many stupid fucking moron women-hating Republicans in America who should never be elected to anything again.

And she made my tweet disappear from her tweet’s responses. That shouldn’t be allowed.

29 TedStriker  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:43:20am

re: #26 HappyWarrior

Very true and I think Jindal’s more popular in the corporate world than Huckabee ever was.

The fact that Huckabee and Perry were even players in the GOP primary alone is cause for concern.

Jindal is much slicker and erudite than they are, in that twisted RWNJ way.

30 jaunte  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:43:21am

re: #27 Vicious Babushka

He’s probably thinking about the Allen West Communist party, that controls Washington.

31 Tigger2005  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:43:40am

The problem is the GOP agenda IS intrinsically, inherently, fundamentally stupid. You can’t make this shit look smart.

32 wrenchwench  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:43:54am
33 A Mom Anon  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:44:18am

Didn’t Jindal perform an exorcism once? Yeah, that’s who we need leading the country. Perfect. Proceed GOP, proceed.

God, there are some days I am worried my eyes will get stuck from rolling them so hard.

34 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:44:46am

re: #29 TedStriker

The fact that Huckabee and Perry were even players in the GOP primary alone is cause for concern.

Jindal is much slicker and erudite than they are, in that twisted RWNJ way.

Them and Santorum too. The fact that Ron Paul who never gets any legislation passed did better than Jon Huntsman, a successful two term governor should tell you a lot about where the GOP primary electorate’s mind is.

35 erik_t  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:45:15am

re: #33 A Mom Anon

Didn’t Jindal perform an exorcism once? Yeah, that’s who we need leading the country. Perfect. Proceed GOP, proceed.

Hell, the GOP needs a fucking exorcism. Maybe he’s the guy!

36 Ghost of Tom Joad  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:45:18am

re: #23 TedStriker

You say that, but remember how close Huckabee and Perry got.

Republican primary, sure. National election? Maybe if the GOP gets their way with their current crusade of vote-suppression policies and election-fraud gerrymandering. But if things stay as they are? I just don’t see it. That exorcism bullshit by itself should lose him 5 points.

37 TedStriker  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:45:32am

re: #34 HappyWarrior

Them and Santorum too. The fact that Ron Paul who never gets any legislation passed did better than Jon Huntsman, a successful two term governor should tell you a lot about where the GOP primary electorate’s mind is.

Pretty much.

And it ain’t good.

38 wrenchwench  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:46:51am

Does anything show up here for you people with modern equipment? Looks blank to me.

39 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:47:06am

re: #10 HappyWarrior

I miss that show.

I miss that show too.

I especially miss Kurtwood Smith. I recall him not just from “That 70s Show” but of course, from “Robocop”, where he made a man who looked like an accountant or a third-grade school teacher come across as one of the best cinema villains I’d ever seen.

Clarence Boddicker……that was one scary dude.

40 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:48:29am

Oh look who wants to send somebody to Twitter Gulag!

41 Ghost of Tom Joad  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:48:43am

re: #38 wrenchwench

Does anything show up here for you people with modern equipment? Looks blank to me.

It’s a .pdf, so if you don’t have a plugin for it for whatever browser you’re using, it won’t show up.

42 wrenchwench  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:49:07am

re: #41 Ghost of Tom Joad

It’s a .pdf, so if you don’t have a plugin for it for whatever browser you’re using, it won’t show up.

Thanks. That explains it.

43 Lidane  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:49:08am

Anyone living in the 21st Century that believes in exorcisms and Creationism has no business calling anyone else stupid.

Screw this Kenneth the Page wannabe.

44 Mentis Fugit  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:49:21am

re: #7 kirkspencer

nope. heavy on originalism, it’ll probably stand at the US Supreme Court.

If it does it hits almost all recess appointments of the last century. Not just the current NLRB and the CFRB but all of the Bush and Clinton and Bush and Reagan appointments - any decisions and regulations formed which are still timely can be challenged if this decision stands.

What’s different about this president that suddenly made it important? I’m trying to think, but I’m drawing a black— uh, blank.

45 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:49:42am

re: #27 Vicious Babushka

I bet those 3 99-year olds are the force behind the Twitter Gulag. /

46 Lidane  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:50:36am

re: #25 Kragar

I absolutely love this:
CNN Anchor Tricks Opponent Of Women In Combat To Endorse Racial Segregation

Soledad O’Brien is awesome. Love her.

47 Political Atheist  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:51:14am

All over RW sites but nothing mainstream

Court: Obama recess appointments unconstitutional

Well Washington Times is kinda mainstream…

Sure would be nice if some confirmations actually happened.

48 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:51:15am

re: #33 A Mom Anon

Didn’t Jindal perform an exorcism once? Yeah, that’s who we need leading the country. Perfect. Proceed GOP, proceed.

God, there are some days I am worried my eyes will get stuck from rolling them so hard.

If I’m ever going to vote for a guy who performed an exorcism, it’s gonna be for Father Lankester Merrin (S.J.). And he’s fictional.

49 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:52:04am

re: #39 Dr Lizardo

I miss that show too.

I especially miss Kurtwood Smith. I recall him not just from “That 70s Show” but of course, from “Robocop”, where he made a man who looked like an accountant or a third-grade school teacher come across as one of the best cinema villains I’d ever seen.

Clarence Boddicker……that was one scary dude.

“Bitches leave.”

50 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:52:28am

re: #48 Dr Lizardo

If I’m ever going to vote for a guy who performed an exorcism, it’s gonna be for Father Lankester Merrin (S.J.). And he’s fictional.

We could use more Jesuits. I’ve always respected that they have a genuine interest in the sciences.

51 calochortus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:52:32am

From FR comments on Jindal’s speech:

You mean stop being perceived as the Stupid Party. There are plenty of scientists, doctors, engineers and successful businessmen in the GOP. We have to find a way to attack their stronghold, intellectualism, and show that there is much more to life and happiness and that mere knowledge is not the cure-all. In fact, too much knowledge, is toxic and leads to mental illness and eventually insanity in a brain where there is no wisdom or sense of balance. We also need to add a lot more youth and 20 and 30 somethings to the base. Love can be a unifying force and people will always gravitate to it when it is genuine.

14 posted on Fri Jan 25 07:22:22 2013 by jsanders2001
(bolding mine)

‘Nuff said.

52 TedStriker  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:52:47am

re: #36 Ghost of Tom Joad

Republican primary, sure. National election? Maybe if the GOP gets their way with their current crusade of vote-suppression policies and election-fraud gerrymandering. But if things stay as they are? I just don’t see it. That exorcism bullshit by itself should lose him 5 points.

Nah, given what we’ve seen of the RWNJs’ treatment of President Obama the past few years, Jindal’s biggest stumbling blocks to the national stage will be his skin color, his last name, and the fact that he could be considered (nominally) part of the GOP “establishment”.

Remember, Romney’s candidacy was only really viable (in part) because of that same GOP “establishment”…and that it was “his turn”. Had Romney not been in last year’s race, I could’ve totally seen either Perry or Huckabee be the GOP nominee, because that type is who the “base” really wanted…and I think they would have presented a serious threat to President Obama’s re-election chances.

That would have been real bad.

53 Lidane  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:53:15am

The Stupid Party, part Eleventy:

54 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:54:50am

re: #53 Lidane

The Stupid Party, part Eleventy:

NEVER BEFORE IN HUMAN HISTORY HAS A FLY LANDED ON A PERSON! THE DEMON IS REVEALED!

55 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:55:10am

re: #44 Mentis Fugit

What’s different about this president that suddenly made it important? I’m trying to think, but I’m drawing a black— uh, blank.

It’s the judicial version of the rabid Obama-hate of the right wing base.

If the Antichrist had supernaturally manifested in the GOP primaries and eliminated Romney, he would have got the GOP nomination for that alone.

After that, it is hard to find a Romney state that would not have voted for Antichrist (R) in the general election.

56 TedStriker  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:55:20am

re: #39 Dr Lizardo

I miss that show too.

I especially miss Kurtwood Smith. I recall him not just from “That 70s Show” but of course, from “Robocop”, where he made a man who looked like an accountant or a third-grade school teacher come across as one of the best cinema villains I’d ever seen.

Clarence Boddicker……that was one scary dude.

re: #49 Kragar

“Bitches leave.”

Clarence Boddicker: I dunno, I dunno, maybe I’m just not making myself clear. I don’t want to fuck with you Sal, but I’ve got the connections, I’ve got the sales organization, I got the muscle to shove enough of this factory so far up your stupid wop ass, that you’ll shit snow for a year!
Sal: Frankie, blow this cock sucker’s head off.
[Sal’s men pull weapons on Boddicker and his crew, who draw their own weapons.]
Clarence Boddicker: Ooh, guns, guns, guns! Come on, Sal! The Tigers are playing…tonight! I never miss a game.

57 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:57:08am

re: #56 TedStriker

re: #49 Kragar

Clarence Boddicker: I dunno, I dunno, maybe I’m just not making myself clear. I don’t want to fuck with you Sal, but I’ve got the connections, I’ve got the sales organization, I got the muscle to shove enough of this factory so far up your stupid wop ass, that you’ll shit snow for a year!
Sal: Frankie, blow this cock sucker’s head off.
[Sal’s men pull weapons on Boddicker and his crew, who draw their own weapons.]
Clarence Boddicker: Ooh, guns, guns, guns! Come on, Sal! The Tigers are playing…tonight! I never miss a game.

“Can you fly, Bobby?”

58 Ghost of Tom Joad  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:57:38am

re: #51 calochortus

From FR comments on Jindal’s speech:

‘Nuff said.

Love the anti-intellectuals who are happy to keep their kids stupid and limit any potential for being anything other than a burger-flipper.
Image: potentialdemotivator.jpg

59 TedStriker  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:57:53am

re: #57 Kragar

“Can you fly, Bobby?”

Not only his badass roles in Robocop and That 70s Show, but he also played the Federation president in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (the last movie with the entire TOS cast), among other things.

/yeah, I’m a nerd…

60 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:58:11am

Jindal’s real point is that he wants the GOP to stop being seen as the stupid party.

In other words, more messaging BS relating to the same old same old.

61 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:58:13am

re: #51 calochortus

Ah, yes, freepers are definitely the go-to people for learning about “balance”. /

62 Tigger2005  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:58:18am

re: #39 Dr Lizardo

I miss that show too.

I especially miss Kurtwood Smith. I recall him not just from “That 70s Show” but of course, from “Robocop”, where he made a man who looked like an accountant or a third-grade school teacher come across as one of the best cinema villains I’d ever seen.

Clarence Boddicker……that was one scary dude.

As far as I know Kurtwood Smith is still alive and kicking.

63 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:59:00am

re: #51 calochortus

From FR comments on Jindal’s speech:

‘Nuff said.

Yeah it really says all you need to know about that poster when they’re saying too much intellectualism and knowledge is a bad thing. This is the Santoruming of the Republican Party where it’s not only tolerated to be stupid but it’s embraced and intellectual pursuits denied. And these people claim to believe in American exceptionalism.

64 calochortus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:59:14am

re: #61 Bulworth

Ah, yes, freepers are definitely the go-to people for learning about “balance”. /

And love!

65 TedStriker  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:59:41am

re: #62 Tigger2005

As far as I know Kurtwood Smith is still alive and kicking.

He’s still doing a lot of TV stuff (and a movie or two), but mostly voice work the past couple of years.

66 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:59:44am
We also need to add a lot more youth and 20 and 30 somethings to the base.

Hahahahahahhahahhhha

67 Ghost of Tom Joad  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:00:10pm

re: #59 TedStriker

Not only his badass roles in Robocop and That 70s Show, but he also played the Federation president in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (the last movie with the entire TOS cast), among other things.

/yeah, I’m a nerd…

The dude with the white hair and Boehner-tan? No shit.

68 Tigger2005  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:00:48pm

re: #60 EPR-radar

Jindal’s real point is that he wants the GOP to stop being seen as the stupid party.

In other words, more messaging BS relating to the same old same old.

“We need to keep our crazies under control…make our shit sound smart. Only let our pseudo-intellectuals like Will and Krauthammer (and me, of course) deal with the media.”

69 calochortus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:01:02pm

re: #66 Bulworth

Hahahahahahhahahhhha

Well, he’s right about the need, I just suspect he has no idea how it’s going to happen.

70 A Mom Anon  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:01:04pm

re: #63 HappyWarrior

I suppose in a way it thins the herd so my kid can climb up the ladder a little easier. Silver linings and all that.

71 TedStriker  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:01:06pm

re: #67 Ghost of Tom Joad

The dude with the white hair and Boehner-tan? No shit.

Yup.

It’s the voice that gives him away.

72 dragonfire1981  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:01:15pm

re: #67 Ghost of Tom Joad

The dude with the white hair and Boehner-tan? No shit.

Yep that was him.

73 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:01:23pm

re: #66 Bulworth

Hahahahahahhahahhhha

At least they’re honest about that. Of course, this person also thinks disdaining education and intellectual pursuits is a winner. Yeah that will go over well with the 20-30 year old who wants to get a degree. You couldn’t pay me to join the Republican Party. A lot of 20-30 year old somethings may not necessarily like the Democratic Party but the Republican Party with its homophobic, xenophobic, etc bullshit isn’t going to get much of us and that is a good thing.

74 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:01:49pm
Love can be a unifying force and people will always gravitate to it when it is genuine.

I don’t think that word means what he/she thinks it means.

75 Lidane  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:01:49pm

The Stupid Party, part Eleventy + 1:

76 Destro  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:02:00pm

Isn’t he the moron that asked the nation why we should have “something called ‘volcano monitoring’” as a volcano shut down air traffic all across the Atlantic and what not?

Makes me really want to whack him socks filled with soap ala Gomer Pyle in Full Metal Jacket.

77 TedStriker  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:02:02pm

“This president is not above the law!”

78 erik_t  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:02:09pm

Thirty-somethings are youth to the GOP.

Never stops being funny.

79 Charles Johnson  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:02:16pm

re: #51 calochortus

“Too much knowledge is toxic!”

That should be the official motto of the Republican Party.

80 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:03:10pm

re: #77 TedStriker

“This president is not above the law!”

“I AM THE LAW!” - Thomas Jefferson

81 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:03:26pm

re: #68 Tigger2005

“We need to keep our crazies under control…make our shit sound smart. Only let our pseudo-intellectuals like Will and Krauthammer (and me, of course) deal with the media.”

Bingo. The problem here is that the base is starting to view stupidity as a virtue, so it is harder to keep it hidden.

(I can’t believe I just typed “stupidity as a virtue” without irony)

82 efuseakay  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:03:47pm

re: #9 Geoff with a G

Way OT, but funny…wathcing reruns of That 70’s Show last night:

(Jackie’s politician dad goes to jail for taking bribes)

RED: Well, I’m glad. That guy makes Republicans look like a bunch of crooks and greedy businessmen.
ERIC: [sarcastically] Thank God for the honest ones like Richard Nixon, huh?
RED: What did you say?
ERIC: Nixon was framed and Kennedy was a commie!
RED: That’s right.

I like to bathe with friends. They can reach places you can’t! - Fes (Which, funny enough, stands for Foreign Exchange Student)

83 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:03:52pm

re: #78 erik_t

Thirty-somethings are youth to the GOP.

Never stops being funny.

To be fair that person said 30 flat. But it was still funny when they tried to make Paul Ryan out to be “cool” and Ryan named all his favorite bands that would have been the favorite bands of a young person thirty years ago. Not to take anything away from AC/DC and Led Zep, they’re awesome bands but come on man.

84 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:03:59pm

re: #75 Lidane

UN Russians training in Louisiana, too? Gosh they’re everywhere. Just all a part of the Kenyan’s anti-colonialism, anti-americanism. //

85 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:04:03pm

Is this Ludwig?

86 wrenchwench  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:04:40pm

re: #47 Political Atheist

All over RW sites but nothing mainstream

Court: Obama recess appointments unconstitutional

Well Washington Times is kinda mainstream…

Sure would be nice if some confirmations actually happened.

It’s in the Wall Street Journal, except for the part about the case hinging on the word “the”.

87 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:05:03pm
Too much knowledge is toxic!”

Fxd

88 Lidane  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:05:32pm

re: #80 Kragar

“I AM THE LAW!” - Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson — he’s like Anthrax, in a way. XD

89 Ghost of Tom Joad  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:05:32pm

re: #75 Lidane

The Stupid Party, part Eleventy + 1:

Gov. Bobby Jindal @BobbyJindal

We do not need to change what we believe as conservatives – our principles are timeless.

As usual, it’s never the message, it’s the messenger. The political version of “my shit don’t stink.”

Willfully ignorant people are the fucking worst.

90 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:06:05pm

re: #85 Vicious Babushka

Oy vey. One little factoid that is rather damaging to this stupid point of view is that it is not unknown for anorexia to develop in cases where a rational and overweight person starts a diet to lose weight, and develops a full blown eating disorder along the way.

So, these issues are not amenable to simple minded reductionism.

Also, how could anyone believe there is a shortage of fat shaming?

91 calochortus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:06:38pm

One wonders when, if ever, the rank and file of the GOP will realize that they are being encouraged to embrace ignorance while the leaders are getting lots and lots of college degrees and the income that comes with that.

92 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:07:43pm

re: #91 calochortus

One wonders when, if ever, the rank and file of the GOP will realize that they are being encouraged to embrace ignorance while the leaders are getting lots and lots of college degrees and the income that comes with that.

Definition of “useful idiot” —- see above.

93 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:08:14pm
We do not need to change what we believe as conservatives – our principles are timeless.

Although what conservatives believe has changed rather dramatically over the years, as conservatism has to continually be redefined to oppose whatever “liberals” now support (i.e. free market health insurance mandates)

94 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:08:27pm

re: #90 EPR-radar

Oy vey. One little factoid that is rather damaging to this stupid point of view is that it is not unknown for anorexia to develop in cases where a rational and overweight person starts a diet to lose weight, and develops a full blown eating disorder along the way.

Weight Watchers program can trigger OCD.

95 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:08:32pm

Fischer Warns of a ‘Complete Sexual Meltdown’ and the ‘Reinstatement of the Draft’ over Women in Combat Policy

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association is now recycling the exact same talking points against allowing women the opportunity to serve in combat that he used opposing the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT).

While none of the dire predictions Fischer warned about regarding the end of DADT ever materialized, Fischer made similar warnings while speaking yesterday with Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness. Like with the DADT’s repeal, Fischer predicted that the policy will undermine readiness, cohesion, security and performance, possibly leading “to a reinstatement of the draft.”

While Donnelly avoided Fischer’s question about reinstating the draft, she claimed that women will now have to register in the selective service system and said the policy will “harm women, men, infantry battalions and the national security of the United States.”

96 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:08:33pm

re: #50 HappyWarrior

We could use more Jesuits. I’ve always respected that they have a genuine interest in the sciences.

Jesuits are quite tolerable and generally decent fellows. I’ve enjoyed conversing with Jesuits in the past.

That, and they drive wingnuts up the wall. What’s not to like?

97 dragonath  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:09:28pm

WTF, I can’t even read Apple-related sites anymore without people championing for child labor.

98 calochortus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:09:31pm

re: #92 EPR-radar

Definition of “useful idiot” —- see above.

Yes, but will they ever realize it?

99 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:09:43pm

re: #88 Lidane

[Embedded content]

Jefferson — he’s like Anthrax, in a way. XD

Which reminds me, I’ve still got a ton of the old Dredd comics and ABC Warriors to read.

100 Ghost of Tom Joad  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:10:12pm

re: #95 Kragar

Fischer Warns of a ‘Complete Sexual Meltdown’ and the ‘Reinstatement of the Draft’ over Women in Combat Policy

MEN AND WOMEN, CO-ED BARRACKS, ABORTIONS ON THE BATTLEFIELD, MASS HYSTERIA! /Venkman

101 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:10:21pm

re: #97 dragonath

WTF, I can’t even read Apple-related sites anymore without people championing for child labor.

Their smaller hands mean they can make even smaller devices. Its win/win.
///

102 wrenchwench  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:11:05pm
103 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:11:05pm

re: #94 Vicious Babushka

Weight Watchers program can trigger OCD.

Not surprising. Successful dieting requires a level of discipline that gets too close to obsessive behavior for comfort.

104 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:11:15pm

re: #95 Kragar

Fischer Warns of a ‘Complete Sexual Meltdown’ and the ‘Reinstatement of the Draft’ over Women in Combat Policy

I must have missed when the IDF had a complete sexual meltdown. Fischer’s just showing his repressed mommy issues again. It gets old.

105 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:11:56pm

re: #103 EPR-radar

Not surprising. Successful dieting requires a level of discipline that gets too close to obsessive behavior for comfort.

That’s part of the reason why I’ve been partially cautious about weight loss programs. I don’t have OCD but I get very very obsessive.

106 Lidane  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:12:01pm

re: #95 Kragar

Fischer Warns of a ‘Complete Sexual Meltdown’ and the ‘Reinstatement of the Draft’ over Women in Combat Policy

Let me guess — Fischer is bleating that the same men who have been at war in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past decade, who have served alongside women who have fought and died at their side are all suddenly going to leave the military in droves because the Pentagon finally admitted reality?

107 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:12:07pm

re: #62 Tigger2005

As far as I know Kurtwood Smith is still alive and kicking.

He is….I just meant that I miss seeing him on TV and silver screen. We have reruns of T70sS here in the Czech Republic, but the dub isn’t the same.

108 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:12:36pm

re: #95 Kragar

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine PBO planned to unleash the ultimate wingnut cryptonite of womenz in the military. I don’t think the wingnuts imagined it either. Ah, I love the smell of wingnut freakout in the afternoon.

109 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:12:46pm

Egyptian protesters set fire to Muslim Brotherhood headquarters

Egyptian protesters on Friday set fire to the Muslim Brotherhood party headquarters in the canal city of Ismailiya, an AFP reporter said.

Black smoke could be seen coming out of the windows of the apartment housing the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) offices, as Egyptians staged nationwide rallies against President Mohamed Morsi on the second anniversary of the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak and brought Islamists to power.

110 Charles Johnson  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:12:55pm
111 Jalal bin Smokin?  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:13:03pm

This is creepy. I think I want one.

112 efuseakay  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:13:09pm

re: #106 Lidane

Let me guess — Fischer is bleating that the same men who have been at war in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past decade, who have served alongside women who have fought and died at their side are all suddenly going to leave the military in droves because the Pentagon finally admitted reality?

Duh!

113 TedStriker  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:13:41pm

re: #80 Kragar

“I AM THE LAW!” - Thomas Jefferson

Funny…I didn’t know that Jefferson was really Judge Dredd.

///

114 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:13:43pm

re: #95 Kragar

Have the mainstream Christian denominations starting publicly denouncing fanatics that preach hate as a form of Christianity yet?

If not, they should start with 1) Westboro Baptist and 2) Bryan Fischer.

115 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:13:51pm

re: #106 Lidane

Let me guess — Fischer is bleating that the same men who have been at war in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past decade, who have served alongside women who have fought and died at their side are all suddenly going to leave the military in droves because the Pentagon finally admitted reality?

Some how, having women serve in artillery, armored and other front line units means fewer men will be available for infantry units.

116 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:13:54pm

re: #110 Charles Johnson

And their ideological ancestors the people who thought racial desegregation would mean the end of our military.

117 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:14:33pm

re: #113 TedStriker

Funny…I didn’t know that Jefferson was really Judge Dredd.

///

True story.

118 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:14:40pm

re: #114 EPR-radar

Have the mainstream Christian denominations starting publicly denouncing fanatics that preach hate as a form of Christianity yet?

If not, they should start with 1) Westboro Baptist and 2) Bryan Fischer.

Fucking Fischer makes Pat Robertson look almost reasonable. Note I said almost but still that’s how nuts this guy is.

119 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:14:57pm
While Donnelly avoided Fischer’s question about reinstating the draft, she claimed that women will now have to register in the selective service system and said the policy will “harm women, men, infantry battalions and the national security of the United States rightwing and religious conservatives in the U.S. who place a high value on gender distinctions and want to return the country to the sexual and gender norms prevalent before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.”
120 calochortus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:15:19pm

I almost (but not quite) feel sorry for Fischer. It must be hard white-knuckling your way through a world of almost irresistible temptation. He needs to relax and develop some other interests. Maybe stamp collecting?

121 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:15:42pm

re: #120 calochortus

I almost (but not quite) feel sorry for Fischer. It must be hard white-knuckling your way through a world of almost irresistible temptation. He needs to relax and develop some other interests. Maybe stamp collecting?

There’s always porn.

122 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:16:02pm

re: #120 calochortus

I almost (but not quite) feel sorry for Fischer. It must be hard white-knuckling your way through a world of almost irresistible temptation. He needs to relax and develop some other interests. Maybe stamp collecting?

Better hurry
They go up a penny starting tomorrow!!
/

123 Feline Fearless Leader  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:16:05pm

re: #115 Kragar

Some how, having women serve in artillery, armored and other front line units means fewer men will be available for infantry units.

Once women and gays are allowed to do it the military is longer a place for manly men to be manly in.
///

124 Lidane  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:16:17pm

re: #115 Kragar

Some how, having women serve in artillery, armored and other front line units means fewer men will be available for infantry units.

Because infantry units are finite and we’re on a limited budget.

*facepalm*

125 TedStriker  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:16:18pm

re: #120 calochortus

I almost (but not quite) feel sorry for Fischer. It must be hard white-knuckling your way through a world of almost irresistible temptation. He needs to relax and develop some other interests. Maybe stamp collecting?

Blackjack, hookers, and blow could be very therapeutic for him.

126 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:16:21pm

re: #120 calochortus

I almost (but not quite) feel sorry for Fischer. It must be hard white-knuckling your way through a world of almost irresistible temptation. He needs to relax and develop some other interests. Maybe stamp collecting?

Maybe have sex without feeling guilt or shame about it at least once in his life.

127 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:16:45pm

re: #115 Kragar

It also means there might be more unauthorized sexytime among the troops.

128 Feline Fearless Leader  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:16:49pm

ooo… pretty snow!

Flurrying in Central Philadelphia right now. Expect commuter panic shortly.

129 Dr. Matt  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:17:05pm
130 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:17:08pm

re: #105 HappyWarrior

That’s part of the reason why I’ve been partially cautious about weight loss programs. I don’t have OCD but I get very very obsessive.

In my view, this is why the transition from losing weight to maintaining a target weight is so notoriously difficult —- a nearly obsessive (or outright obsessive) pattern of behavior has to be changed to a “normal mode” that one has no prior experience with, without resuming the prior behavior that led to the weight gain.

131 lawhawk  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:17:29pm

re: #110 Charles Johnson

And these are the same kind of kooks who predicted all manner of doom and gloom when the military integrated African Americans into previously white units.

They’re stuck in the Neolithic.

132 calochortus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:18:14pm

re: #122 sattv4u2

Better hurry
They go up a penny starting tomorrow!!
/

Not if you have a bazillion ‘forever’ stamps because you forgot that you already had a couple books of them at home…

133 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:18:20pm

Let’s see
Letting blacks and whites serve together would ruin military cohesion, oh wait
Letting gays serve openly, oh wait
Letting women serve in combat. Maybe conservatives who oppose this change in policy should look at where they’ve been wrong before instead of repeating the same tired claims. There are plenty of women who would make better infantry soldiers than I would. They’re soldiers who will happen to women. Not women who will happen to be soldiers. And for Fischer who would shit his sorry pants if he so much had to serve as a military cook has no right to disrespect and insult the women who serve our military like this.

134 Feline Fearless Leader  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:18:41pm

re: #131 lawhawk

And these are the same kind of kooks who predicted all manner of doom and gloom when the military integrated African Americans into previously white units.

They’re stuck in the Neolithic.

They probably thought coming down out of the trees in the first place was a bad idea. Giving in to those liberal bipedalists!

135 Ming  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:18:44pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

Let it be pointed out that Bobby thought Rick Perry was a good choice for president last time. Yes, a Rick Perry supporter is telling us we need to be smarter.

This is the second time I’ve heard of Jindal giving that “stupid” speech to fellow Republicans. I suspect he’s refining this message, keeping his option open to run for president in 2016.

Any Republican who runs for president in 2016 will have to do what Jindal is doing now: reach out to “the base”, while trying not to scare any moderate Republicans away. It’s a tough balancing act.

136 Ghost of Tom Joad  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:18:58pm

re: #126 Kragar

Maybe have sex without feeling guilt or shame about it at least once in his life.

I highly doubt he has ever felt guilt or shame about intercourse. His partner, on the other hand….

137 Dr. Matt  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:19:15pm

I’m always amazed that conservatives are always on the wrong side of every issue. Can ANYONE list what conservatives have ever been correct about?

138 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:19:37pm

re: #130 EPR-radar

In my view, this is why the transition from losing weight to maintaining a target weight is so notoriously difficult —- a nearly obsessive (or outright obsessive) pattern of behavior has to be changed to a “normal mode” that one has no prior experience with, without resuming the prior behavior that led to the weight gain.

Yeah and don’t forget exercise regiments. I also on an individual level have to be careful with that because of my heart condition. I can’t overexert myself. Problem is despite being overweight, I’m a very fast walker and sometimes don’t know what I am doing.

139 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:19:55pm

re: #127 Bulworth

It also means there might be more unauthorized sexytime among the troops.

The Joint Chiefs actually think having more females would reduce that.

Allowing Women On The Front Lines Could Reduce Sexual Assault, Joint Chiefs Chairman Says

Recalling his days at West Point, Dempsey told reporters that the military academy had become a much higher quality institution after the admission of women. The same transformative property would hopefully be seen in changing the culture of the military regarding sexual assault, according to Dempsey:

DEMPSEY: We’ve had this ongoing issue with sexual harassment, sexual assault. I believe its because we’ve had separate classes of military personnel at some level. Now, its far more complicated than that. But when you have one part of the population that is designated as ‘warriors’ and one part that is designated as something else, that disparity begins to establish a psychology that — in some cases — led to that environment. I have to believe the more we treat people equally, the more likely they are to treat each other equally.

140 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:20:22pm

re: #137 Dr. Matt

I’m always amazed that conservatives are always on the wrong side of every issue. Can ANYONE list what conservatives have ever been correct about?

Honestly, I don’t know. But I can think of many they’ve been wrong about.

141 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:20:23pm

re: #118 HappyWarrior

Fucking Fischer makes Pat Robertson look almost reasonable. Note I said almost but still that’s how nuts this guy is.

Fischer makes Pat Robertson look like Thomas Aquinas.

142 Lidane  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:20:24pm

The Stupid Party, part LOLWUT:

143 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:20:44pm

re: #139 Kragar

The Joint Chiefs actually think having more females would reduce that.

Allowing Women On The Front Lines Could Reduce Sexual Assault, Joint Chiefs Chairman Says

Pfft what does General Dempsey know, he works for Obabumer!

144 calochortus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:21:00pm

I think I’ve spent enough time thinking about Jindal and Fischer for one day. Off to bleach my brain. Later, all.

145 Feline Fearless Leader  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:21:08pm

re: #142 Lidane

The Stupid Party, part LOLWUT:

I thought going off the gold standard had done that!
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146 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:22:16pm

re: #137 Dr. Matt

I’m always amazed that conservatives are always on the wrong side of every issue. Can ANYONE list what conservatives have ever been correct about?

The point of being conservative is to oppose progress, so no. At least in the US, the natural and proper function of a center-right party is to keep the center-left party honest by providing credible opposition.

Presently, the GOP is failing to provide that function.

147 Geoff with a G  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:23:10pm

re: #82 efuseakay

I like to bathe with friends. They can reach places you can’t! - Fes (Which, funny enough, stands for Foreign Exchange Student)

Ahhhhh…I never put that together.

148 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:25:01pm

Soledad tells former RNC chair: Minorities ‘know you and they… don’t like you’

O’Brien pointed out that South Carolina committeeman Glenn McCall, who is part of a task force charge with moving the party forward, had suggested to The Wall Street Journal that the problem was that minorities “simply don’t know us.”

“In many ways, we’re at square one,” McCall said. “There are large portions of the population — African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, young voters — who simply don’t know us. We have to change that.”

“Is it that they don’t know you? Meaning you as the GOP,” O’Brien asked Martinez. “Or is that they know you and they decided they don’t like you?”

149 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:25:36pm

re: #147 Geoff with a G

Ahhhhh…I never put that together.

Wha…?

150 Lidane  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:26:15pm

re: #139 Kragar

The Joint Chiefs actually think having more females would reduce that.

Allowing Women On The Front Lines Could Reduce Sexual Assault, Joint Chiefs Chairman Says

152 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:30:56pm

re: #148 Kragar

The GOP might clean up its act about saying stupid stuff in public, but follow the money. The one part of the GOP program that is certain to remain constant is this business of benefitting the ultra-wealthy at everyone else’s expense.

The currently-used fig leaf for this is GOP “tax reform”.

153 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:31:06pm

re: #148 Kragar

skewed!! /

154 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:31:27pm

re: #150 Lidane

Plenty of room in those fighting holes considering how many manly men like Bryan Fischer never served.

155 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:33:38pm

re: #150 Lidane

This is getting pretty clear. Bryan Fischer need to be dropped off on a deserted island with a year’s supply of food and a warehouse full of sex toys suitable for self-use, with instructions that he doesn’t get to leave the island until all of the toys are worn out.

156 fizzlogic  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:33:44pm

The title for this post is perfect. :)

157 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:33:44pm

re: #139 Kragar

Ah, I meant consensual sexytime. Fischer wouldn’t like that.

158 Mattand  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:35:27pm

re: #151 dragonath

‘We Beat The Liberals’: McConnell Campaign Brags About Defeating Filibuster Reform

Actually, I agree with that. Just got done listening to the podcast of last night’s Maddow. Reid not only dropped the ball, he jumped on it with cleats and buried it in a pit of quick lime.

My only guess is that Reid wants the Democrats to have the option of pulling the same obstructionist horseshit the GOP is doing.

159 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:37:23pm

re: #158 Mattand

Actually, I agree with that. Just got done listening to the podcast of last night’s Maddow. Reid not only dropped the ball, he jumped on it with cleats and buried in a pit of quick lime.

My only guess is that Reid wants the Democrats to have the option of pulling the same obstructionist horseshit the GOP is doing.

That is exceptionally dim-witted, even for a member of Congress. Does Reid honestly believe that there will be any filibuster left if the GOP gets a majority in the Senate?

160 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:38:19pm

HAV MOAR FAIL

161 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:41:15pm

re: #160 Vicious Babushka

And now smoking is outlawed. /

162 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:42:49pm

re: #160 Vicious Babushka

Actually, that is the only way real progress on gun control can be made —- doing what is possible politically, while, more importantly, changing the culture. So he’s actually correct, from a certain point of view.

More interesting to me is that Mr. Henze seems to be admitting in public that GUNZ are as toxic as cigarettes.

163 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:42:50pm

Heckuva job Harry.

164 Destro  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:47:08pm

re: #158 Mattand

Actually, I agree with that. Just got done listening to the podcast of last night’s Maddow. Reid not only dropped the ball, he jumped on it with cleats and buried it in a pit of quick lime.

My only guess is that Reid wants the Democrats to have the option of pulling the same obstructionist horseshit the GOP is doing.

That’s exactly it. It is a very powerful tool of the modern Senate for the minority party and the Democrats don’t feel as confident as we would like that they are a permanent majority.

165 Destro  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:49:13pm

re: #146 EPR-radar

The point of being conservative is to oppose progress, so no. At least in the US, the natural and proper function of a center-right party is to keep the center-left party honest by providing credible opposition.

Presently, the GOP is failing to provide that function.

The conservatives were even wrong about the way we should confront the USSR. The USSR was on the brink of collapse and the right wing funded a military build up that was not needed and did not cause the collapse of the USSR - it was already on the brink of collapse and unable to feed itself since the 70s.

166 efuseakay  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:49:30pm

re: #25 Kragar

I absolutely love this:
CNN Anchor Tricks Opponent Of Women In Combat To Endorse Racial Segregation

Are you kidding? She didn’t trick them at all.

167 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:50:22pm

Five Questions Fox News Sunday Should Ask Jerry Boykin

This weekend, we hope Chris Wallace will also take the opportunity to ask Boykin about his extremist views:

Do you still believe that Islam “should not be protected under the First Amendment”?

How soon will women in the U.S. “be wearing burkas” under the force of law?

What evidence do you have that President Obama is a Communist who is creating a Hitler-style Brownshirt army to “control the population in America”?

Do you still believe that America is under the control of a George Soros-linked “cabal” intent on creating a “global” and “Marxist government”?

Can you explain your view that American Jews don’t properly understand Adolf Hitler?

If Boykin wants to be treated as a credible voice on a Sunday show, maybe he should start by explaining just a few of his radical allegations.

168 kirkspencer  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:50:22pm

re: #158 Mattand

Actually, I agree with that. Just got done listening to the podcast of last night’s Maddow. Reid not only dropped the ball, he jumped on it with cleats and buried it in a pit of quick lime.

My only guess is that Reid wants the Democrats to have the option of pulling the same obstructionist horseshit the GOP is doing.

Alternate possibility: Reid doesn’t want certain progressive legislation passed but wants to be seen as being blocked as opposed to just not doing it.

see for example republicans and various conservative agenda items that never seems to get out.

169 efuseakay  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:50:27pm

re: #165 Destro

The conservatives were even wrong about the way we should confront the USSR. The USSR was on the brink of collapse and the right wing funded a military build up that was not needed and did not cause the collapse of the USSR - it was already on the brink of collapse and unable to feed itself since the 70s.

And they want to do the same thing to this country.

170 Destro  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:51:10pm

re: #20 lawhawk

It’s hilarious to hear Jindal calling on the GOP to stop acting stupid when Jindal’s done so much to dumb down the brand all by his lonesome. Whether it’s forcing creationism into the schools or shilling for the global warming denialists, Jindal’s the antithesis of intelligence.

By forcing creationism into the classroom, he’s consigning generations of Louisiana children to bogus claims, inaccurate statements and beliefs that trump scientific reality - observable facts and logic. He’s putting his state’s students at a tremendous competitive disadvantage when it comes to attracting science and technology companies since the student body will have no clue what constitutes a scientific facts when it comes to key biological concepts.

And when it comes down to it, his creationist bent harm’s the state’s economy because companies will choose to go elsewhere for a educated workforce and the state’s existing bodies of higher education will have a tougher time getting an educated student body from within the state.

Porn actresses and strippers need to come from somewhere……

171 efuseakay  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:51:10pm

re: #167 Kragar

Five Questions Fox News Sunday Should Ask Jerry Boykin

Boykin: I WAS MISQUOTED!

172 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:52:32pm

Romney: ‘I’m Not Going Away’

Visiting Washington this weekend, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday told some of his top donors and senior-level campaign staff that he’s not going anywhere.

“We lost, but I’m not going away,” Romney said, according to a person who attended the meeting and relayed the remarks to Politico. “I will continue to help.”

Please help by going away.

173 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:56:06pm

re: #172 Kragar

Please proceed, Governor. Make my day.

174 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:58:38pm

CRAZY GLENN BECK CONSPIRACY OF THE DAY


OK let them make their own electricity.

175 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:59:19pm

Hmmm. Just saw a bee.

176 Varek Raith  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:00:31pm

re: #174 Vicious Babushka

CRAZY GLENN BECK CONSPIRACY OF THE DAY


OK let them make their own electricity.

I can sell them 1 sock and a balloon. They can generate all the power the need!

177 Varek Raith  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:02:08pm

re: #175 Gus

Hmmm. Just saw a bee.

I see snow.
Wanna trade???

178 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:03:08pm

re: #177 Varek Raith

I see snow.
Wanna trade???

No thanks. 60F here. :D

179 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:04:59pm
180 Geoff with a G  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:05:13pm

re: #149 Kragar

Wha…?

Really really.

181 Varek Raith  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:05:47pm

re: #178 Gus

No thanks. 60F here. :D

You suck!
:P

182 Varek Raith  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:06:11pm

Freaking 23 here with an 11 windchill.

183 Ian G.  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:06:21pm

Ah, Jindal. Speaking of stupid, I honestly think the “volcano monitoring” shit he said back in 2009 was one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard from a GOPer. And yes, this includes all the shit about Obama being a Marxist who hates Jesus and America.

Forget Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, the Yellowstone supervolcano, and all the volcanoes that dot Alaska and Hawaii. Is Jindal familiar with a little place called Clark Air Base? Yeah, it was a major air force installation in the Philippines. It sat 15 miles from Mt. Pinatubo. In the spring of 1991, Pinatubo began stirring. Thanks to the hard work of USGS scientists, they were able to predict a major eruption at Pinatubo weeks in advance. Thanks to their predictions, thousands of US military personnel and their families were evacuated a mere 5 days before Pinatubo exploded in the largest eruption this planet has seen in the last 100 years. The death toll among Americans (not to mention the tens of thousands of Filipino civilians who were evacuated) would have been staggering.

Jindal has probably never heard the names Rick Hoblitt, or Dave Harlow, or John Ewert, but these men were heroes, and they stayed on after the evacuation, hunkered down in a bomb shelter while Pinatubo sent pyroclastic flows racing towards Clark. Maybe Jindal should ask the commander of the base at the time, General William Studor, who said the eruption was “scaring the hell out of me”, whether he thinks volcano monitoring is worth it.

Sorry for the long rant, but if Jindal doesn’t think the government should be spending relatively tiny sums of money to protect the lives and property of its citizens, he doesn’t belong on a fucking school board, much less in a position of power like Governor or Louisiana, or worse….

184 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:06:41pm

re: #182 Varek Raith

Freaking 23 here with an 11 windchill.

You should go inside then. //

185 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:07:46pm

re: #177 Varek Raith

I see snow.
Wanna trade???

I’ll bet the bee survives the journey to you better than the snowflake does to him!!

186 Varek Raith  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:08:01pm

re: #184 Gus

You should go inside then. //

They let school out early, had to help direct buses.
I’m an IT guy, not a traffic cop!
/

187 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:08:04pm

Someone was Tweeting about 45 below the other day. Blech. Blech. Blech.

188 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:08:05pm

re: #184 Gus

You should go inside then. //

and put on some clothes!

189 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:08:49pm

re: #165 Destro

I’ve heard the argument that Reagan’s hardline policies actually may have extended the Cold War, as the Soviets then had to up Military Production, keeping things floating a little bit longer.

190 Decatur Deb  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:09:07pm

re: #178 Gus

No thanks. 60F here. :D

That’s only a little cooler than our Tues overnight low. We have a high of 82 on the forecast. Trees and veggies are going nuts in Baja Alabama.

191 Varek Raith  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:09:57pm

Also, some parents are dumb.
“You let school out early, did I get that right?”
“No, ma’am, we sent that email and call out for shits and giggles!”
/Long day.

192 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:10:03pm

re: #186 Varek Raith

re: #187 Gus

You guys think YOU have it rough

My sister, who lives in Ireland, just e-mailed me that she’s *GASP* all out of Dunkin Donuts coffee beans and it’s incumbent upon me to
A) go to DD and buy two 5 lg bags
and
B) ship it to her tomorrow

193 Varek Raith  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:10:56pm

re: #192 sattv4u2

re: #187 Gus

You guys think YOU have it rough

My sister, who lives in Ireland, just e-mailed me that she’s *GASP* all out of Dunkin Donuts coffee beans and it’s incumbent upon me to
A) go to DD and buy two 5 lg bags
and
B) ship it to her tomorrow

Lol.

194 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:11:18pm

re: #174 Vicious Babushka

CRAZY GLENN BECK CONSPIRACY OF THE DAY


OK let them make their own electricity.

Why the hell would you be opposed to Smart Meters anyway? I’ve had a Smart Meter for about 2 years now, and I dread having to move somewhere without one. I can go online and see my electricity usage broken down HOURLY if I want. I can easily compare this week’s / month’s / year’s usage to any other one, and all sorts of other neat things. It makes it very easy to judge your usage, and also helps reveal things that you wouldn’t otherwise notice (example: strange usage spikes at times when nobody is home).

195 Decatur Deb  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:12:06pm

re: #192 sattv4u2

Satt—What happened to CCA? Last I noticed he found serious work. Is he just busy?

196 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:12:13pm

re: #193 Varek Raith

Lol.

No. I;m serious
She massed e-mailed some of her stateside friends, posted the plea on her Facebook page, and now that I look at my cell phone I see that I missed a call from her

197 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:12:57pm

re: #195 Decatur Deb

Satt—What happened to CCA? Last I noticed he found serious work. Is he just busy?

He did get a full(er) time job as well as trying to fit it taking some classes

198 Varek Raith  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:13:10pm

re: #196 sattv4u2

No. I;m serious
She massed e-mailed some of her stateside friends, posted the plea on her Facebook page, and now that I look at my cell phone I see that I missed a call from her

Coffee is serious shit, man.
Serious, end-of-the-world-if-you-don’t-have-it, shit.
;)

199 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:13:34pm

re: #160 Vicious Babushka

HAV MOAR FAIL

200 Decatur Deb  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:13:54pm

re: #197 sattv4u2

He did get a full(er) time job as well as trying to fit it taking some classes

Good. One of the better reasons to be offline.

201 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:14:02pm

re: #198 Varek Raith

Coffee is serious shit, man.
Serious, end-of-the-world-if-you-don’t-have-it, shit.
;)

Sorry
Couldn’t respond sooner
I was taking a sip from this freshly brewed pot!!

202 Varek Raith  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:14:38pm

re: #201 sattv4u2

Sorry
Couldn’t respond sooner
I was taking a sip from this freshly brewed pot!!

Yep, I have a cup right now.

203 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:15:09pm

Its 62 and rainy here.

204 Varek Raith  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:15:32pm

re: #199 Gus

I like that idea.
A lot.
I just realize it’s probably unconstitutional in some way.
/Resonable!

205 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:15:44pm

re: #202 Varek Raith

Yep, I have a cup right now.

Thats what clothing you decided to wear !?!?! Do you at least have a jock strap on too, or did you just super glue the cup to your,,, umm,,, your ,,,errr,,, there!!!

/

206 Political Atheist  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:16:20pm

re: #192 sattv4u2

re: #187 Gus

You guys think YOU have it rough

My sister, who lives in Ireland, just e-mailed me that she’s *GASP* all out of Dunkin Donuts coffee beans and it’s incumbent upon me to
A) go to DD and buy two 5 lg bags
and
B) ship it to her tomorrow

No sweat, just $69.50 shipping and $199 handling!

207 Varek Raith  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:16:25pm

And here comes the wind.
And snow.
Fun.

208 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:16:37pm

re: #204 Varek Raith

I like that idea.
A lot.
I just realize it’s probably unconstitutional in some way.
/Resonable!

Ha! Don’t get me started. I hate the idea and thank goodness it’s already doomed.

209 dragonath  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:17:10pm

re: #194 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Why the hell would you be opposed to Smart Meters anyway? I’ve had a Smart Meter for about 2 years now, and I dread having to move somewhere without one.

I’ve been wondering that myself. The best explanation I’ve heard is a scientifically dubious claim about “electromagnetic radiation”.

210 jaunte  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:17:26pm

re: #182 Varek Raith

Freaking 23 here with an 11 windchill.

Wait a couple of months and I’ll trade.

Image: Screen_shot_2013-01-25_at_3.16.20_PM.png

211 Varek Raith  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:17:27pm

re: #208 Gus

Ha! Don’t get me started. I hate the idea and thank goodness it’s already doomed.

:P

212 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:17:38pm

re: #199 Gus

Someone needs to sit down with this Moonbat (D) and explain that politics is the art of the possible. Cigarettes are toxic, and prohibiting them is stupid.

213 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:17:49pm

re: #208 Gus

Ha! Don’t get me started. I hate the idea and thank goodness it’s already doomed.

Even though I smoked (sometimes) heavily for over 25 years

I HATE the smoke Nazis.

214 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:18:56pm

re: #194 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Why the hell would you be opposed to Smart Meters anyway? I’ve had a Smart Meter for about 2 years now, and I dread having to move somewhere without one. I can go online and see my electricity usage broken down HOURLY if I want. I can easily compare this week’s / month’s / year’s usage to any other one, and all sorts of other neat things. It makes it very easy to judge your usage, and also helps reveal things that you wouldn’t otherwise notice (example: strange usage spikes at times when nobody is home).

The same kind of nutbags who think sprinkler rainbows are teh eebil conspirasy!1!

215 Shvaughn  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:19:04pm

re: #212 EPR-radar

Someone needs to sit down with this Moonbat (D) and explain that politics is the art of the possible. Cigarettes are toxic, and prohibiting them is stupid.

Did you read the article? He doesn’t expect his proposal to go anywhere.

216 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:19:17pm

Fox Analyst Says GOP ‘Looked Like Weenies’ During Clinton’s Benghazi Hearings

Fox News military analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (ret.) — who has certainly not been known for his affection for progressives and liberalism — praised Clinton’s performance. “I came away with deeper respect for Hillary Clinton’s bureaucratic lawyerly brilliance,” Peters said. “I mean she was just tough and good and the Republicans looked like weenies:”

PETERS: Hillary mops floor with congressmen and senators. She was as James Rosen pointed out, she was prepared. She had it down. She had answers — anticipatory answers ready.

And the congressmen and senators didn’t do their homework. They made speeches again as James Rosen pointed out. They — their questions were ill focused. They went down the red herring road with Susan Rice as you pointed out.

217 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:19:18pm

re: #206 Political Atheist

No sweat, just $69.50 shipping and $199 handling!

5 lb bag at one of their stores is $42

218 Varek Raith  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:19:23pm

Look at this silliness.
[Link: www.weather.com…]

60s by Tuesday.

219 wrenchwench  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:19:35pm

re: #208 Gus

Ha! Don’t get me started. I hate the idea and thank goodness it’s already doomed.

All we need is another black market for another drug. More criminalization, more law enforcement involvement, more corruption, money laundering, etc.

220 Political Atheist  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:20:24pm

re: #209 dragonath

Nuttery aside… (How can you worry about the meter and not worrk about all that electricity radiating from the wires and outlets?!)


It also lets your power company select you for rolling blackouts in times of super high demand. Which can suck.

On the up side (I had to do this for where I work) it clocks our power consumption, so we could shift high demand to low price hours like early morning. Big win $$

221 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:20:57pm

re: #183 Ian G.

Good points. You have laid out a compelling case that government can very efficiently perform vital functions, that obviously would not be performed by the private sector.

Clearly, nobody is going to make money by doing volcano monitoring.

Since the GOP is firmly in the grip of an extremist view that government is always the problem, this whole business is anathema to them. I don’t except to see Jindal ever walk back the volcano monitoring jibe.

222 Varek Raith  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:21:38pm

WHO THE HELL NEEDS VOLCANO MONITORING ANYWAYS?!?!

223 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:22:16pm

re: #215 Shvaughn

Did you read the article? He doesn’t expect his proposal to go anywhere.

Even so, it seems like the proposal is so far out there that it is likely to do more harm than good.

224 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:22:49pm

re: #222 Varek Raith

WHO THE HELL NEEDS VOLCANO MONITORING ANYWAYS?!?!

Ahh c’mon
We have eruptions here (LGF) all the time

Melt downs too!!

225 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:23:12pm

re: #222 Varek Raith

WHO THE HELL NEEDS VOLCANO MONITORING ANYWAYS?!?!

Huell Howser volcano house.

226 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:23:12pm

re: #222 Varek Raith

WHO THE HELL NEEDS VOLCANO MONITORING ANYWAYS?!?!

Pompeii

227 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:23:37pm

re: #224 sattv4u2

Ahh c’mon
We have eruptions here (LGF) all the time

Melt downs too!!

With the occasional burst of Socratic bingo. //

228 b_sharp  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:24:50pm

re: #227 Gus

With the occasional burst of Socratic bingo. //

Are you trying to poison the thread by bringing Socrates into it?

229 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:25:00pm

re: #227 Gus

With the occasional burst of Socratic bingo. //

Whats my sack got to do with it?

After all, Vareks the one wearing the cup

230 Killgore Trout  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:25:17pm
231 EPR-radar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:25:20pm

re: #216 Kragar

Soon to be an ex-Fox News military analyst.

232 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:25:26pm

Google images changed! Hmm, I might like this change.

233 makeitstop  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:26:27pm

re: #150 Lidane

Bryan Fischer solves all the military’s problems: put “predatory females in the same foxhole with a flaming homosexual”

That dude has got to be living in the damn closet. Got to be.

234 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:26:37pm

re: #228 b_sharp

Are you trying to poison the thread by bringing Socrates into it?

So-Crates.

235 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:26:45pm

How is the afternoon going.

236 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:26:47pm

re: #232 Gus

Google images changed! Hmm, I might like this change.

Change is bad.

237 wrenchwench  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:26:52pm

re: #222 Varek Raith

WHO THE HELL NEEDS VOLCANO MONITORING ANYWAYS?!?!

Yeah, what could possibly go wrong?

Image: 1_ametsuchi_Web_HIRES.jpg

238 dragonath  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:26:57pm

re: #232 Gus

Google images changed! Hmm, I might like this change.

You had me all excited until I found out I still have to go through 2 menus to get to “image size”.

239 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:27:01pm

re: #230 Killgore Trout

17 Ways We Argue in Politics

heh
The Long-Dead Guy From The Other Side Whose Corpse I Can Animate To Condemn His Ideological Heirs.

240 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:27:24pm

re: #235 FemNaziBitch

How is the afternoon going.

tic/ toc
tic/ toc
tic/ toc

241 Bubblehead II  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:28:36pm

re: #235 FemNaziBitch

How is the afternoon going.

Good. Don’t know if you were here for it, but your headache got himself banned.

242 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:29:26pm

re: #241 Bubblehead II

LVQ?

243 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:29:48pm

re: #241 Bubblehead II

Good. Don’t know if you were here for it, but your headache got himself banned.

Hmm. Maybe he was the fly that landed on Obama’s face. //

244 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:29:48pm

re: #241 Bubblehead II

Good. Don’t know if you were here for it, but your headache got himself banned.

Yes, I just read that and gave thanks all-around.

Got a nice lesson in economics along with some satisfaction.

245 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:30:26pm

re: #240 sattv4u2

tic/ toc
tic/ toc
tic/ toc

Nothing livens up a boring afternoon like a soap opera. //

246 Bulworth  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:30:42pm

re: #218 Varek Raith

yeah but it’s cold today so global warming can’t be real. //

247 Kragar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:30:45pm

Christians are the new Blacks? Angry White Man says what?

248 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:31:02pm

re: #244 FemNaziBitch

Out of curiosity, who was the headache?

249 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:31:08pm

Just read and posted the txt of Feinstsein’s AWB. I don’t know enough about specific makes of firearms, but it seems that everything already owned is grandfathered. NO registry required, as far as I could see.

250 wrenchwench  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:31:30pm

re: #230 Killgore Trout

17 Ways We Argue in Politics

Very stinky source there. ‘Amconmag’ is home to a pack of racists, Pat Buchanan being one of the lesser examples.

251 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:31:46pm

re: #248 ProBosniaLiberal

Out of curiosity, who was the headache?

Barflytom

252 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:32:05pm

re: #248 ProBosniaLiberal

Out of curiosity, who was the headache?

Just a little fly.

Obdi, EPR and Charles swatted him

253 Bubblehead II  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:32:22pm

re: #242 ProBosniaLiberal

LVQ?

BFT

254 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:32:32pm

re: #251 Gus

See, I barely knew he existed. A fly, if you will.

255 Killgore Trout  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:32:45pm

re: #239 sattv4u2

heh
The Long-Dead Guy From The Other Side Whose Corpse I Can Animate To Condemn His Ideological Heirs.

I also liked

The Ritual Slaughter Of The Kook Used Cynically As An Avatar For Views Held By Millions Of Sane, Educated, Civilized, Productive Citizens.

256 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:33:20pm
257 HoosierHoops  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:33:27pm

I have a smart meter and I see advantages in having one. When I moved here I called OG&E and they turned on the power in minutes from the Office. No waiting for a truck to come by to turn the power on. ( whenever they get to you). They can turn the power off instantly if you don’t pay your bills. I think they like that part. You can monitor your power usage in almost real time and adjust your usage to save money.

258 allegro  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:35:27pm

re: #85 Vicious Babushka

Is this Ludwig?

No. The tweeter spelled “lose” right.

259 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:35:50pm

Kind of perplexed that Billy Cobham has only 735 followers while some unknown idiots one Twitter have thousands. Says it all about Twitter and Murica.

260 Killgore Trout  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:35:59pm

re: #250 wrenchwench

Very stinky source there. ‘Amconmag’ is home to a pack of racists, Pat Buchanan being one of the lesser examples.

You should send a complaint to the Columbia Journalism Review.
[Link: www.cjr.org…]

261 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:39:04pm

re: #259 Gus

Kind of perplexed that Billy Cobham has only 735 followers while some unknown idiots one Twitter have thousands. Says it all about Twitter and Murica.

You have thousands, right?

Oh ,, wait ,,, shit!!

///

262 wrenchwench  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:39:24pm

re: #260 Killgore Trout

You should send a complaint to the Columbia Journalism Review.
[Link: www.cjr.org…]

Why? They didn’t post it here.

263 Gus  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:39:39pm

re: #261 sattv4u2

You have thousands, right?

Oh ,, wait ,,, shit!!

///

:P

264 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:40:31pm

re: #260 Killgore Trout

You should send a complaint to the Columbia Journalism Review.
[Link: www.cjr.org…]

I think their complaint dept. is headed up by Helen Waite
If you have a complaint, go to Helen Waite

// ((I was a Catskills comedian in a former life!!))

265 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:40:45pm

re: #255 Killgore Trout

I admit to doing the second one alot.

Essentially, when in personal (as in face-to-face) debate with a Conservatives, I will often pull out the fact that Breivik had Tea Party ideas, and ask them if they approve of mass murder of Liberals and other people they don’t like.

It’s not so much just to change their mind, or trying to get them to be nicer, so much as intimidating them into silence. That what I did last year with the nut who was the MSA President.

266 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:42:51pm

re: #265 ProBosniaLiberal

so much as intimidating them into silence.

What part of “argue” did you miss!?!?!

267 CuriousLurker  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:43:00pm

re: #196 sattv4u2

No. I;m serious
She massed e-mailed some of her stateside friends, posted the plea on her Facebook page, and now that I look at my cell phone I see that I missed a call from her

Varek is clearly unaware of what an utter disaster it is to run out of one’s favorite coffee. //

268 sattv4u2  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 1:47:01pm

re: #267 CuriousLurker

Varek is clearly unaware of what an utter disaster it is to run out of one’s favorite coffee. //

Prolly sips tea, with his pinkie extended!!
/

269 TedStriker  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 2:39:55pm
270 hellosnackbar  Fri, Jan 25, 2013 6:46:09pm

Does anyone here think that this dunce Jindal will compete for the POTUS job?
There seems to be some momentum with respect to an increase in religion free people .
This would mean that fairy fans like Jindal would undergo justifiable atrophy
with respect to their plausibility .
What I’m waiting for is Americans to create satirical ridicule of such halfwits on television .

271 Destro  Sat, Jan 26, 2013 11:02:30am

re: #189 ProBosniaLiberal

I’ve heard the argument that Reagan’s hardline policies actually may have extended the Cold War, as the Soviets then had to up Military Production, keeping things floating a little bit longer.

I have heard this said by the ex-Soviet leadership themselves - Gorbachev said in an interview Reagan’s policies made it harder for him to try and disengage from the Cold War and even withdraw from Eastern Europe like he wanted.

Also, Reagan’s policies in Afghanistan against the USSR caused 9/11 through blowback.


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