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1 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:02:53pm

The storm knocked out power here 5 hours ago. The iPad and other iPhone are dead. This one is down to 38%. After it dies I guess I will have to go to bed.

2 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:04:56pm

“This may not be safe for work, depending on where you work.”

Given the cover image, I’m going to have to say ‘not safe for work’.

3 Skeetghazi  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:12:44pm

Dita is the epitome of classy sex. imho

4 Skeetghazi  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:14:08pm

re: #3 Stanghazi

Dita is the epitome of classy sex. imho

She dated Marilyn Manson for a spell.

5 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:20:49pm

WOW

6 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:25:00pm

Feels like everything from the dating game to the job game is a numbers game at heart. Now, remind me of why I didn’t major in mathematics. Oh wait, that’s right.

7 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:25:19pm
8 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:27:41pm

I love the use of the mosquito.

9 jaunte  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:29:41pm

Sef-referential art:
Dita Von Teese (born Heather Renée Sweet) named herself after German actress Dita Parlo (born Grethe Gerda Kornstädt).

10 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:34:10pm

re: #9 jaunte

Sef-referential art:
Dita Von Teese (born Heather Renée Sweet) named herself after German actress Dita Parlo (born Grethe Gerda Kornstädt).

Kind of reminds me of Michael Keaton. His real name is Michael Douglas. The other Michael Douglas is sort of a stage name too(not sure if Kirk Douglas legally changed his name).

11 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:36:15pm

re: #7 FemNaziBitch

Much needed cuteness break.

That cat seriously needs to lose weight.

12 goddamnedfrank  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:37:27pm

I just made fresh guacamole in my molcajete. Dig in bitches, it’s delicious.

13 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:37:43pm

bbl

14 Skeetghazi  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:37:46pm

re: #9 jaunte

Sef-referential art:
Dita Von Teese (born Heather Renée Sweet) named herself after German actress Dita Parlo (born Grethe Gerda Kornstädt).

Imagine being named Heather Renee Sweet. Then changing it.

15 goddamnedfrank  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:49:17pm

Also, to the cashier at Jon’s who thought it necessary to warn me about the Ancho chili pods being really hot - Lady, I don’t know if you’re high or just being condescending, but I’m not amused. Weakest.pepper.ever.

16 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:49:19pm

re: #14 Stanghazi

Imagine being named Heather Renee Sweet. Then changing it.

Well, “Heather Renée Sweet” sounds like a porn name. Not that I have any reason to know that.

17 Varek Raith  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:51:24pm

re: #11 Dark_Falcon

That cat seriously needs to lose weight.

That cat will now eat you.

18 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 8:53:20pm

re: #17 Varek Raith

That cat will now eat you.

A pussy’s going to eat him? This sounds like a really bad/scary movie.

19 Varek Raith  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:01:33pm

Lol, one of my passwords was rated ‘Overkill’.
XD

20 Kragar  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:02:07pm

re: #16 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

Well, “Heather Renée Sweet” sounds like a porn name. Not that I have any reason to know that.

Speaking of which:

The Hedgehog is out of surgery and is still under observation.

21 alpuz  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:02:26pm

re: #18 HappyWarrior

That reminds me of a time I found myself sitting at the Casino el Camino in Austin. There was a movie playing that had an evil penis controlling some guy into doing some dastardly deeds.

I’m pretty sure I didn’t dream that, but I’ve never been able to find out what the heck that movie was. If anyone has a clue, I’d love to check it out.

22 Kragar  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:03:59pm

re: #21 alpuz

re: #18 HappyWarrior

That reminds me of a time I found myself sitting at the Casino el Camino in Austin. There was a movie playing that had an evil penis controlling some guy into doing some dastardly deeds.

I’m pretty sure I didn’t dream that, but I’ve never been able to find out what the heck that movie was. If anyone has a clue, I’d love to check it out.

Oh, you mean Zardoz.
/

23 engineer cat  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:05:57pm

i have almost collected enough data for my long awaited sequel, “More on Morons”

24 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:06:54pm

re: #21 alpuz

That reminds me of a time I found myself sitting at the Casino el Camino in Austin. There was a movie playing that had an evil penis controlling some guy into doing some dastardly deeds.

I’m pretty sure I didn’t dream that, but I’ve never been able to find out what the heck that movie was. If anyone has a clue, I’d love to check it out.

Haha that sounds really messed up.

25 alpuz  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:08:39pm

re: #22 Kragar

Ooph. You’ve(and Google image search) just killed a lifetime of Sean Connery movies for me.

26 engineer cat  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:08:42pm

re: #23 engineer cat

i have almost collected enough data for my long awaited sequel, “More on Morons”

for the purposes of my study i’ve subdivided them up into meerons, mewlons, muons and gluons

27 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:11:43pm

re: #3 Stanghazi

Dita is the epitome of classy sex. imho

Pretty good voice, too.

28 Kragar  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:12:53pm

re: #25 alpuz

Ooph. You’ve(and Google image search) just killed a lifetime of Sean Connery movies for me.

Was it this?

Image: Sean-Connery-In-A-Wedding-Dress.jpg

29 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:16:04pm

re: #28 Kragar

Was it this?

Image: Sean-Connery-In-A-Wedding-Dress.jpg

And to the vodka bottle I go.

30 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:17:56pm

re: #28 Kragar

Was it this?

Image: Sean-Connery-In-A-Wedding-Dress.jpg

Words fail me.

31 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:18:08pm

So, Rand Paul made it clear that he’s uncomfortable with same sex marriage. Maybe if he or his father make more clear their position on drugs. Some of the idiot social libertarians I know would realize that hypothetically both Paul and son would be okay with the states having really strict drug laws if the states themselves approved it.

32 alpuz  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:19:33pm

re: #28 Kragar

Nope. I have that one as a poster on my rec-room door. It was this. I’m not a huge fan of red.

Image: zardoz.jpg

33 Kragar  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:19:56pm

re: #30 Dark_Falcon

Words fail me.

34 Lidane  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:23:08pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

Luap Dnar and his crazy father aren’t libertarians. They’re “states’ rights” neo-Confederates who would support anything as long as there was a gold standard in place, no Fed, and the states were all separate fiefdoms ruled by corporations.

The South could secede again and enslave all minorities and both Ron and Rand Paul would be right there cheering it all on.

35 Kragar  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:23:56pm

re: #32 alpuz

Nope. I have that one as a poster on my rec-room door. It was this. I’m not a huge fan of red.

Image: zardoz.jpg

Of course it also had Charlotte Rampling in her prime, so slack will be cut.

36 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:28:00pm

re: #34 Lidane

Luap Dnar and his crazy father aren’t libertarians. They’re “states’ rights” neo-Confederates who would support anything as long as there was a gold standard in place, no Fed, and the states were all separate fiefdoms ruled by corporations.

Yep. Preaching to the choir here but you talk to some of the people I know and they’re champions of civil liberties. Have to laugh considering Luap Dnar has said he would have opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Yeah real civil libertarian there. Thinking that states should have sanction discrimination.

37 engineer cat  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:28:00pm

i didn’t even know ‘nauseating pictures of sean connery’ was even a topic

38 Gus  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:32:18pm
39 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:36:39pm

re: #38 Gus

And Malkin again shows why she’s a repulsive individual. Lol at the cat. I’d feel the same way if I had to read Malkin’s twitter feed.

40 Gus  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:40:01pm

re: #39 HappyWarrior

And Malkin again shows why she’s a repulsive individual. Lol at the cat. I’d feel the same way if I had to read Malkin’s twitter feed.

I’m perplexed how she, and many like her, can live with themselves. They are truly horrible people. It’s no wonder that people like Colin Powell and others have left the Republican Party. On that note…

Colin Powell To Bill O’Reilly: ‘Why Do You Only See Me As An African-American?

41 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:41:53pm

re: #40 Gus

I’m perplexed how she, and many like her, can live with themselves. They are truly horrible people. It’s no wonder that people like Colin Powell and others have left the Republican Party. On that note…

Colin Powell To Bill O’Reilly: ‘Why Do You Only See Me As An African-American?

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Yeah no kidding. It’s like hate of others is the only thing they have going for them. We know more about who and what Malkin and those like her hate more than what they love. Hate to sound all hippie and crap but damn too much hate is unhealthy. I actually feel some pity for them because that’s the only thing that seems to motivate them.

42 Lidane  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:45:33pm

re: #38 Gus

Related:

That about sums up the entire RWNJ Twitter experience.

43 Kragar  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:49:25pm

Tonight’s 40k trivia:

13th Penal Legion (Last Chancers)

The 13th Penal Legion of the Imperial Guard, also known as the “Last Chancers,” is a special regiment composed of Imperial criminals and convicts. All the men and women of the Last Chancers are hand-picked by the fiercely uncompromising Colonel Schaeffer for the performance of suicide missions on behalf of the Imperium of Mankind throughout the galaxy. The convicts are given a “last chance” by Schaeffer to be forgiven of their crimes in the eyes of the Emperor of Mankind and this is achieved by receiving an Imperial pardon from the Colonel. These pardons are awarded only to those members of the regiment who survive a number of military operations determined by Schaeffer. Colonel Schaeffer personally pardons all those who die during an operation posthumously.

The 13th Penal Legion, unusual among the many Penal Legions that serve in the Imperial Guard, was in fact a testing ground. Schaeffer would hand-pick his regiment’s troops from Imperial prisons’ worst convicts because of some natural talent they displayed or because they possessed an uncanny instinct for survival so that they could serve as part of an elite ad hoc military team intended to achieve some difficult, usually borderline insane military mission objective of the Imperium. These dregs comprise the most vicious, ill-disciplined and unstable group of psychopaths, conspirators, thieves and traitors in the Imperial Guard who would otherwise be destined for the firing squad or the business end of a Commissar’s Bolt Pistol. Many of those offered the chance to fight with the “Last Chancers” choose death rather than follow Colonel Schaeffer, for such is the colonel’s reputation for undertaking suicide missions throughout the Imperium.

44 Gus  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:50:41pm

re: #42 Lidane

Related:

That about sums up the entire RWNJ Twitter experience.

Such nastiness directed at Gabby Giffords. My only guess is that she’s probably rather effective in making her, or our, case. They fear her testimony and seek to silence it. Again, it’s about fear and loathing from the RWNJs. It’s not like she has magical powers that can create legislation but that’s how they see it. They’re like children in their logic with a heavy dose of adult borne hatred.

45 Gus  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:53:44pm
46 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:53:50pm

They think her speaking out against easy access to guns is exploiting her status as a victim of a tragedy. So, answer me this, is a terrorist attack survivor who advocates for more smart measures to combat terrorism exploiting their victim status? Rhetorical question since the answer is obviously of course not. And frankly, Congresswoman Giffords has been very fair minded on the issue. These idiots just can’t take any discussion of guns that isn’t telling them that their guns aren’t the problem.

47 chadu  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:56:29pm

re: #15 goddamnedfrank

But smoky and tasty!

Ancho is my main chili pepper for chili. Poblano is second best. Pasilla is third.

If I want heat more than flavor, I go hardcore: tsinn or scotch bonnets.

Mostly, I want flavor.

48 engineer cat  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:58:04pm

re: #45 Gus

winner of the unintentional phallic symbol and sublimated surrealistic erotic dream competition of 2012?

49 Gus  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:58:21pm

re: #46 HappyWarrior

They think her speaking out against easy access to guns is exploiting her status as a victim of a tragedy. So, answer me this, is a terrorist attack survivor who advocates for more smart measures to combat terrorism exploiting their victim status? Rhetorical question since the answer is obviously of course not. And frankly, Congresswoman Giffords has been very fair minded on the issue. These idiots just can’t take any discussion of guns that isn’t telling them that their guns aren’t the problem.

They’re very tribal. So unless you speak out as a victim from within their tribe they get angry. They’re also very emotional people and get flustered. In this case not going beyond the notes taken for Giffords. Once flustered and angry they’re not capable of listening or comprehending what is being said or written.

50 austin_blue  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 9:59:58pm

re: #42 Lidane

Related:

That about sums up the entire RWNJ Twitter experience.

I wish it was creating drama out of nothing and the RWNJ Twitter experience, but this level of hate and teh crazy postings are unlike anything I have seen before.

There *are* mentally fragile people out there. As we saw in Newtown, they may have access to guns. The level of hate and the call to violence against “the government” (in many cases specifically to the POTUS) is beyond the pale. I think we have crossed a line here in public discourse.

Some of this is certainly seditious. But treasonous?

Hmm…

51 TedStriker  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:02:33pm

re: #46 HappyWarrior

They think her speaking out against easy access to guns is exploiting her status as a victim of a tragedy. So, answer me this, is a terrorist attack survivor who advocates for more smart measures to combat terrorism exploiting their victim status? Rhetorical question since the answer is obviously of course not. And frankly, Congresswoman Giffords has been very fair minded on the issue. These idiots just can’t take any discussion of guns that isn’t telling them that their guns aren’t the problem.

Looking back on it, the Republicans used 9/11 victims for all that they were worth to justify not only Afghanistan (which I could somewhat understand, with the Taliban/Al Q link), but Iraq as well. Maybe not with direct testimony, but the memory of over 3000 dead Americans was invoked a lot.

52 Kragar  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:03:05pm

Sen. Alexander: Video games a bigger problem than guns

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said Wednesday that violent video games were a bigger problem than guns in the United States.

When asked on MSNBC about proposals to reduce gun violence, such as requiring universal background checks, Alexander indicated that he was skeptical of the legislation.

“I’m going to wait and see on all of these bills,” he said. “I think video games is a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people. But the First Amendment limits what we can do about video games, and the Second Amendment to the Constitution limits what we can do about guns.”

53 TedStriker  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:04:45pm

re: #52 Kragar

Sen. Alexander: Video games a bigger problem than guns

Oh, Lamar!, fuck you sideways…

54 The Spectre of the Ghost of a Flea  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:05:11pm

re: #52 Kragar

Sen. Alexander: Video games a bigger problem than guns

Well that explains Korea’s problem with teenage Zerg-rushing incidents.

55 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:06:45pm

re: #52 Kragar

Sen. Alexander: Video games a bigger problem than guns

Divert, divert, and more divert. Seriously Senator, video games effect people but the ridiculously easy access to guns isn’t a problem? And this is a guy said to be a moderate within the GOP caucus. Stupid hack.

56 dragonath  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:07:15pm

FINISH HIM

57 dragonath  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:08:07pm

Sorry, Kombat relapse.

58 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:08:34pm

re: #56 dragonath

FINISH HIM

I was just playing MK tonight. Franklin was wrong. There are three things certain in life. Death, taxes, and me not being able to do a fatality in Mortal Kombat. Seriously I’ve been playing the series for years and only got a babality once.

59 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:09:02pm

re: #54 The Ghost of a Flea

Well that explains Korea’s problem with teenage Zerg-rushing incidents.

North Korea is protected from that because creep can’t spread there - it gets eaten.

I think the Zerg are infiltrating the US via the brains of our Congressmen.
//

60 TedStriker  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:11:05pm

re: #55 HappyWarrior

Divert, divert, and more divert. Seriously Senator, video games effect people but the ridiculously easy access to guns isn’t a problem? And this is a guy said to be a moderate within the GOP caucus. Stupid hack.

You don’t have to put up with his hackery though…he and Corker are my Senators.

I used to have a lot of respect for Lamar!, but no longer; the redder Tennessee has become (especially since the run-up to the 2010 elections), the more he has pandered to the RWNJs that inhabit my state’s exurbs, smaller cities/towns, and rural areas.

61 Gus  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:12:35pm

That they’re even against extensive background checks says everything. Forget AWB. These folks still think you should be able to buy a gun as easily as one can get a candy bar.

62 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:12:42pm

re: #60 TedStriker

You don’t have to put up with his hackery though…he and Corker are my Senators.

I used to have a lot of respect for Lamar!, but no longer; the redder Tennessee has become (especially since the run-up to the 2010 elections), the more he has pandered to the RWNJs that inhabit my state’s exurbs, smaller cities/towns, and rural areas.

That’s really unfortunate.

63 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:14:19pm

re: #61 Gus

That they’re even against extensive background checks says everything. Forget AGW. These folks still think you should be able to buy a gun as easily as one can get a candy bar.

And that’s what the craziest thing is. They want guns to be ridiculously easy to get. With a nation with our gun related deaths, that’s just bad policy. Of course, these same people would have no problem banning movies, video games, and literature they deem immoral but don’t even think about even some resemblance of gun regulation.

64 Gus  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:14:59pm

re: #63 HappyWarrior

And that’s what the craziest thing is. They want guns to be ridiculously easy to get. With a nation with our gun related deaths, that’s just bad policy. Of course, these same people would have no problem banning movies, video games, and literature they deem immoral but don’t even think about even some resemblance of gun regulation.

Oops. AGW should have been AWB.

65 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:15:23pm

Goodnight, all.

66 dragonath  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:16:00pm

re: #61 Gus

That they’re even against extensive background checks says everything. Forget AGW. These folks still think you should be able to buy a gun as easily as one can get a candy bar.

I heard some dopes at the flea market complain about Obama a couple of weekends ago. “Why… what’s the use of going to gun shows?”

Hurr

67 Lidane  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:16:09pm

re: #52 Kragar

Sen. Alexander: Video games a bigger problem than guns

Someone send this fucktard a copy of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association. SCOTUS decided 7-2 that video games are protected speech, just like films, books, and music.

Also, correlation is not causation you ignorant prick. =P

68 austin_blue  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:16:26pm

re: #63 HappyWarrior

And that’s what the craziest thing is. They want guns to be ridiculously easy to get. With a nation with our gun related deaths, that’s just bad policy. Of course, these same people would have no problem banning movies, video games, and literature they deem immoral but don’t even think about even some resemblance of gun regulation.

Money money money. What the fuck is so hard to understand?

69 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:17:25pm

re: #68 austin_blue

Money money money. What the fuck is so harden to understand?

For the legislators, I get that, the rank and file, I don’t.

70 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:19:56pm

re: #67 Lidane

Someone send this fucktard a copy of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association. SCOTUS decided 7-2 that video games are protected speech, just like films, books, and music.

Also, correlation is not causation you ignorant prick. =P

Man, Thomas I can see but disappointed that Breyer dissented from that.

71 austin_blue  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:22:55pm

re: #69 HappyWarrior

For the legislators, I get that, the rank and file, I don’t.

Money money money! What the fuck is so hard to understand?

Targeted advertising works.

72 TedStriker  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:23:20pm

re: #62 HappyWarrior

That’s really unfortunate.

Tell me about it.

I love Tennessee, I’ve lived here my entire life; there’s lots of good things here, but there’s also a lot a people who have swallowed what the GOP has been selling, hook, line, and sinker.

If you look at last year’s electoral map, Tennessee was almost completely red, except for Nashville/Davidson County (where I live) and Memphis/Shelby County (as well as Haywood and Hardeman counties, just east of Memphis/Shelby County).

4 counties for President Obama’s re-election…out of 95.

73 Gus  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:23:44pm

I better get horizontal again. ‘Night.

74 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:24:43pm

re: #71 austin_blue

Money money money! What the fuck is so hard to understand?

Targeted advertising works.

True enough.

75 austin_blue  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:25:27pm

re: #73 Gus

I better get horizontal again. ‘Night.

Me too. Long day tomorrow. Sweet dreams, all.

76 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:26:19pm

re: #72 TedStriker

Tell me about it.

I love Tennessee, I’ve lived here my entire life; there’s lots of good things here, but there’s also a lot a people who have swallowed what the GOP has been selling, hook, line, and sinker.

If you look at last year’s electoral map, Tennessee was almost completely red, except for Nashville/Davidson County (where I live) and Memphis/Shelby County (as well as Haywood and Hardeman counties, just east of Memphis/Shelby County)

4 counties for President Obama’s re-election…out of 95.

Hard to believe it was not long ago when Al Gore got mocked for losing his home state. Seems that Tennessee is going in the opposite direction of my state of Virginia. Too bad because it’s a wonderful state from what I know about it. My aunt and uncle used to live outside of Memphis in the mid 90’s.

77 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:27:24pm
78 dragonath  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:30:27pm

re: #58 HappyWarrior

I was just playing MK tonight. Franklin was wrong. There are three things certain in life. Death, taxes, and me not being able to do a fatality in Mortal Kombat. Seriously I’ve been playing the series for years and only got a babality once.

You should check out Eternal Champions… featuring… THE SENATOR!! The best part about his character is that you can impale your opponents on the Washington Monument.

This is his awesome theme song

79 Lidane  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:32:41pm

re: #70 HappyWarrior

Man, Thomas I can see but disappointed that Breyer dissented from that.

I wrote a grad school paper on that case. I got to know it pretty well.

The dissent by Thomas was incoherent and useless. He basically says that because parents have the absolute right to control their children and, more to the point, control access to their children, they have the absolute right to have the state control access to their children, even if it means restricting speech. You know, because the Founders would never have understood the freedom of speech to include a right to speak to children without going through their parents. Or something.

The dissent by Breyer was based on his belief that correlation = causation and that kids need to be protected from video games. Not only did he blatantly pad his dissent with a 15 page list of articles that claimed a potential link between video games and violence in children, but he thought that the California law was a minor restraint on speech at best.

80 bubba zanetti  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:33:07pm

re: #56 dragonath

You called?:

Image: finnish_hymn.jpg

81 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:35:50pm

re: #79 Lidane

I wrote a grad school paper on that case. I got to know it pretty well.

The dissent by Thomas was incoherent and useless. He basically says that because parents have the absolute right to control their children and, more to the point, control access to their children, they have the absolute right to have the state control access to their children, even if it means restricting speech. You know, because the Founders would never have understood the freedom of speech to include a right to speak to children without going through their parents. Or something.

The dissent by Breyer was based on his belief that correlation = causation and that kids need to be protected from video games. Not only did he blatantly pad his dissent with a 15 page list of articles that claimed a potential link between video games and violence in children, and he thought that the California law was a minor restraint on speech at best.

Yeah I read the page on the dissent. Assumed correctly that they were based on two different reasons. That logic alone by Thomas is why he shouldn’t be a model judge. I mean damn at least Scalia and Alito will mostly give good reasons for why they feel the way they do. As for Breyer, as I said disappointed, I don’t know why he can’t see why censoring games is a mere minor restraint. Glad common sense prevailed in the end though.

82 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:36:10pm

re: #78 dragonath

You should check out Eternal Champions… featuring… THE SENATOR!! The best part about his character is that you can impale your opponents on the Washington Monument.

This is his awesome theme song

Do they have that on the PSN store?

83 dragonath  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:39:43pm

re: #82 HappyWarrior

Nah, that version was a SEGA CD exclusive!

84 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:40:14pm

re: #83 dragonath

Nah, that version was a SEGA CD exclusive!

Ah damn. Got rid of my Sega Genesis years ago.

85 dragonath  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:42:40pm

Hey now, I’m something of a Genesis evangelist. No one believes me when I say it’s better than the SNES.

86 Lidane  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:43:42pm

re: #81 HappyWarrior

That logic alone by Thomas is why he shouldn’t be a model judge. I mean damn at least Scalia and Alito will mostly give good reasons for why they feel the way they do.

Not only did Scalia write the majority opinion, but he also smacked down Thomas and his pathetic dissent in the footnotes:

“He cites no case, state or federal, supporting this view, and to our knowledge there is none. Most of his dissent is devoted to the proposition that parents have traditionally had the power to control what their children hear and say. This is true enough. And it perhaps follows from this that the state has the power to enforce parental prohibitions—to require, for example, that thepromoters of a rock concert exclude those minors whose parents have advised the promoters that their children are forbidden to attend. But it does not follow that the state has the power to prevent children from hearing or saying anything without their parents’ prior consent.”

That case is the one time I’ve agreed with Scalia on anything.

87 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:44:35pm

re: #86 Lidane

Not only did Scalia write the majority opinion, but he also smacked down Thomas and his pathetic dissent in the footnotes:

That case is the one time I’ve agreed with Scalia on anything.

Oh man that’s some ownage.

88 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:45:20pm

re: #85 dragonath

Hey now, I’m something of a Genesis evangelist. No one believes me when I say it’s better than the SNES.

I thought it was under-appreciated too. Had Street Fighter 2 for it. Fun times. Loved playing World Series Baseball on it too.

89 Lidane  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:47:12pm

re: #87 HappyWarrior

Oh man that’s some ownage.

It’s written in legalese, but it’s bascially Scalia, on behalf of the majority, saying that Thomas pulled his entire dissent out of his ass.

90 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:49:32pm

re: #89 Lidane

It’s written in legalese, but it’s bascially Scalia, on behalf of the majority, saying that Thomas pulled his entire dissent out of his ass.

Thomas really is an awful judge. Just got a really bad impression of him after seeing him interviewed on 60 Minutes. Guy seems angry at the world and just petty. Saw Sotomayor’s recent interview and came away with the opposite impression that this is a woman who loves her job and has no real bitterness directed at anyone. Really like what I know about Kagen too so as far as I’m concerned Obama’s 2/2 with his USSC picks.

91 sagehen  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:49:41pm

So did anyone else watch “The Americans”?

Soviet sleeper agents (Keri Russell and some guy I’d never heard of before), living in DC and spying in 1981, their kids were born here and have no idea, one of their neighbors is an FBI counterintelligence agent whose wife thinks he’s a little paranoid for suspecting an ordinary boring family next door could be anything other than just what they seem like…

Action/adventure, romance, political intrigue, 80’s music and costumes. I really enjoyed it, I think this’ll be one of my new faves.

92 dragonath  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:53:14pm

re: #90 HappyWarrior

That reminds me

Justice Clarence Thomas speaks on the bench after years of silence

I was like…

And he broke his streak to seemingly mock his alma mater, Yale, by making a joke about the competence of Yale lawyers when compared to their Harvard colleagues, according to two witnesses.

Oh.

Thomas is known for being one of the less boisterous justices on the high court. He often leans back in his chair and stares at the ceiling. He uses written opinions to express himself.

93 sagehen  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:54:28pm

re: #52 Kragar

Sen. Alexander: Video games a bigger problem than guns

The whole rest of the world plays the same video games we do, and watches the same movies (except Japan, which watches and plays significantly more violent games and movies than we do) — but they don’t have anywhere near our murder rate.

The whole rest of the world Does. Not. have as many guns as we do (welll, the whole rest of the world all added together has almost as many guns as we do. But on a per capita basis, nobody else comes close). Perhaps that’s why they don’t have anywhere near our murder rate.

94 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 10:59:52pm

re: #92 dragonath

That reminds me

Justice Clarence Thomas speaks on the bench after years of silence

I was like…

Oh.

He seems to be almost bored with it. I mean if he’s a little on the shy side, I guess I sort of empathize but damn it, part of your job is to ask questions. I don’t like Scalia’s philosophy at all but at least he engages people. Thomas is probably George H.W Bush’s worst legacy as president. He could have gone with someone a lot more professional and passionate about the law.

95 dragonath  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:00:41pm

Imagine someone making a movie about a modern day Atticus Finch or Thurgood Marshall and when the guy finally gets to the Supreme Court, some dude is leaning back in his chair and staring into space.

Aaaaaaaah

96 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:04:27pm

re: #95 dragonath

Imagine someone making a movie about a modern day Atticus Finch or Thurgood Marshall and when the guy finally gets to the Supreme Court, some dude is leaning back in his chair and staring into space.

Aaaaaaaah

From what I understand, Marshall hated that Thomas was going to be his successor. Read a biography of him and I read Woodward’s excellent book The Brethren about the Burger Court. Let’s say, I came out a big Bill Brennan fan. Though I have respect for the more conservative Potter Stewart and John Marshall Harlan that I did not before reading the book.

97 dragonath  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:12:00pm

Remember how Bush originally nominated Harriet Miers? If nominated, she probably would have ended up as Thomas II. Of course, we got Scalia instead.

That’s too bad about Marshall seeing his seat get filled that way- but I think as far as precedent goes, Rehnquist was a far bigger scoundrel.

98 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:14:34pm

re: #97 dragonath

Remember how Bush originally nominated Harriet Miers? If nominated, she probably would have ended up as Thomas II. Of course, we got Scalia instead.

That’s too bad about Marshall seeing his seat get filled that way- but I think as far as precedent goes, Rehnquist was a far bigger scoundrel.

Yeah not a fan of Rehnquist’s at all. Seems like from what I read, he was a personally likable enough guy but his history on Civil Rights should have kept him from any federal judiciary appointment let alone the Supreme Court.

99 dragonath  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:19:58pm

Nixon still has this weird liberal reputation on domestic issues. A look at his Supreme Court nominations should disabuse anyone of that notion. Haynesworth, Carswell, and Rehnquist had terrible records on civil rights.

100 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:22:15pm

re: #99 dragonath

Nixon still has this weird liberal reputation on domestic issues. A look at his Supreme Court nominations should disabuse anyone of that notion. Haynesworth, Carswell, and Rehnquist had terrible records on civil rights.

It’s more complicated than that. Hate to defend him but it is. The judicial picks though show you the ugly face of the Southern Strategy.

101 sagehen  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:36:03pm

re: #99 dragonath

Nixon still has this weird liberal reputation on domestic issues. A look at his Supreme Court nominations should disabuse anyone of that notion. Haynesworth, Carswell, and Rehnquist had terrible records on civil rights.

He was okay with liberal legislation, even liberal executive action, he just had a bug up his ass about courts as a means of liberal advances that legislatures weren’t ready for.

He did sign the EPA, and OSHA, Title IX, Title X, affirmative action. He even ran on civil rights in his 1960 campaign:

losing in 1960 embittered him horribly, then LBJ took the civil rights mantle away from Republicans, so he was susceptible when his campaign staff came up with the southern strategy.

102 sagehen  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:38:55pm

I should add — he also went for a States Rights argument from the left; the EPA contains specific provision that whenever California wants stricter emissions limits and water quality rules than the national standard, they’re entitled to enact such limits and the feds have no right to object.

103 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:40:36pm

re: #97 dragonath

Remember how Bush originally nominated Harriet Miers? If nominated, she probably would have ended up as Thomas II. Of course, we got Scalia instead.

That’s too bad about Marshall seeing his seat get filled that way- but I think as far as precedent goes, Rehnquist was a far bigger scoundrel.

Scalia was appointed by Reagan. I think you mean Alito.

104 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:41:11pm

re: #103 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

Scalia was appointed by Reagan. I think you mean Alito.

I think that may have been intentional. Remember Alito was called Scalito during the hearings.

105 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:44:37pm

re: #101 sagehen

He was okay with liberal legislation, even liberal executive action, he just had a bug up his ass about courts as a means of liberal advances that legislatures weren’t ready for.

He did sign the EPA, and OSHA, Title IX, Title X, affirmative action. He even ran on civil rights in his 1960 campaign:

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losing in 1960 embittered him horribly, then LBJ took the civil rights mantle away from Republicans, so he was susceptible when his campaign staff came up with the southern strategy.

This is the tragedy of Richard Nixon right here. The man in that video ended up being the man who embraced the Republican Party’s turn to nuttery IMO. I would have been a liberal democrat then as I am now but man if the Republicans had never embraced the Southern Strategy, the country would have been a whole lot better off.

106 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:44:55pm

re: #104 HappyWarrior

I think that may have been intentional. Remember Alito was called Scalito during the hearings.

Ah. I don’t know if I’d say he’s another Scalia at this point, though. He doesn’t seem nearly as vocal or as intellectually arrogant.

107 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:47:13pm

re: #106 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

Ah. I don’t know if I’d say he’s another Scalia at this point, though. He doesn’t seem nearly as vocal or as intellectually arrogant.

True enough.

108 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:50:25pm

You know, a lot of people don’t know that Spiro Agnew started out as a moderate to liberal Republican too. He too was pro civil rights but what brought him to Nixon’s attention was that he was one of the Law and Order types. Feels weird being the son of an old hippie saying this but I find Nixon tragic. Can’t stand the man but I find his story tragic more than anything. He accomplished some good things but man if he hadn’t been such a paranoid wreck, he may have accomplished more or if you want to be really dark, little at all. It’s an amazing story really. The son of a grocer ending up being tied with FDR for the most times being on a major party’s ticket in history, five times. I don’t think Shakespeare or any great writer could have written a better tale.

109 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 12:13:15am

re: #108 HappyWarrior

The Oliver Stone biopic goes heavily into the grocers-son-to-Commander-in-Chief aspect of it.

His downfall was that was just a sad, pathetic man underneath all the blustering.

110 Kragar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 12:14:23am

re: #108 HappyWarrior

You know, a lot of people don’t know that Spiro Agnew started out as a moderate to liberal Republican too. He too was pro civil rights but what brought him to Nixon’s attention was that he was one of the Law and Order types. Feels weird being the son of an old hippie saying this but I find Nixon tragic. Can’t stand the man but I find his story tragic more than anything. He accomplished some good things but man if he hadn’t been such a paranoid wreck, he may have accomplished more or if you want to be really dark, little at all. It’s an amazing story really. The son of a grocer ending up being tied with FDR for the most times being on a major party’s ticket in history, five times. I don’t think Shakespeare or any great writer could have written a better tale.

If not for Watergate, Nixon probably would gave gone down as one of the more effective Presidents.

111 Kragar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 12:16:14am

Jon Stewart: GOP talks about amnesty like it’s a deviant sexual practice

“They talk about amnesty like its some deviant sexual practice,” Stewart remarked, before playing a clip of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer talking about “backdoor amnesty.”

But many Republicans recently softened their stance on immigration. As Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) explained, “look at the last election.”

“Not sure that’s the reason you are supposed to say out loud,” Stewart joked.

112 dragonath  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 12:24:31am

Oops. Yeah, you guys are right!

I think having a Congress with a plurality of liberal Republicans and Northern Democrats forced his hand on many issues. Still- I didn’t know about that EPA provision. Taken by itself it would seem a logical, almost conservative position!

re: #108 HappyWarrior

It does make one feel bad. It makes me feel even worse that modern conservatives think Watergate was the least worst thing he did. Not to mention the campaign funding improprieties that helped do him in are legal now.

An even-keeled Nixon might have been one of our better presidents- but the precedent of inserting regressive people into government can only lead to long term regression. Pat Buchanan comes to mind.

113 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:22:28am

‘Morning, all. Our hostage standoff is into it’s third day. Twelve more hours underground, and the kid can join the United Mine Workers.

The most detailed (not necessarily accurate) summary is here:

[Link: www.13wmaz.com…]

114 geoffm33  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:36:12am

Good morning all! High winds and rain in the Boston area lead to an early wake up call. Where’s the coffee?

115 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:37:06am

re: #113 Decatur Deb

I guess they don’t want to cut the electricity because of the kid. Poor kid.

116 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:43:28am

re: #113 Decatur Deb

‘Morning, all. Our hostage standoff is into it’s third day. Twelve more hours underground, and the kid can join the United Mine Workers.

The most detailed (not necessarily accurate) summary is here:

[Link: www.13wmaz.com…]

How is that old coot staying awake so long?

Dude’s really giving underground bunker dwellers a bad name.

117 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:49:30am

re: #116 goddamnedfrank

How is that old coot staying awake so long?

Dude’s really giving underground bunker dwellers a bad name.

Survivalist Fail.

118 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:53:32am

re: #116 goddamnedfrank

How is that old coot staying awake so long?

rural Alabama - sociopath - crystal meth

A real Dixie trifecta.

119 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:59:10am

re: #118 Sol Berdinowitz

rural Alabama - sociopath - crystal meth

A real Dixie trifecta.

Seriously, no suggestion of meth, but he reportedly had a ‘personal weight’ bust for weed a decade ago. Give him some weed.

120 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:01:24am

weed is great for taking the edge of a meth buzz…

121 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:33:12am

re: #119 Decatur Deb

Seriously, no suggestion of meth, but he reportedly had a ‘personal weight’ bust for weed a decade ago. Give him some weed.

Has he made any demands?

122 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:49:44am

re: #121 Vicious Babushka

Has he made any demands?

There was chatter that he wants ‘to air his greviances’. (Missed Festivus.)

The FBI has control of the scene, and the cops have been very good about keeping down the noise level. Most stories are coming from local TV (3 channels) and the nearby town’s newspaper, who are getting them from neighbors, etc. This story has seen much more disciplined reporting than Sandy Hook.

123 Ghost of Sionainn  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:50:26am

That poor kid and his parents.

124 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:54:38am

re: #122 Decatur Deb

There was chatter that he wants ‘to air his greviances’. (Missed Festivus.)

This story has seen much more disciplined reporting than Sandy Hook.

I hope this is an indication that the news media have been giving some thought to how to handle incidents like this.

125 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:54:38am

I just watched Gayle Trotter’s testimony about how a typical mother needs a military-style assault weapon to fight off hordes of gangbangers.

Holy freaking shit this woman is bugfuck insane.

126 sattv4u2  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:59:34am

Okay

Who turned the heat off

yesterday, we (Atlanta) were in the low 70’s (it was already low 60’s at this time yesterday morning)
Right now,, 34 degrees with a predicted high of 48

127 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:59:57am

re: #124 Sol Berdinowitz

I hope this is an indication tha the news media have been giving some thought to how to handle incidents like this.

More likely FBI control and the smallness of the communities. (Midland City is 2500 people.) A large percent of people in the viewing area know all the news personalities personally. Bad behavior would fall back on them rapidly.

128 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:01:46am

TGDN is seething about Obama saying he shoots clay birds. OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGE!1!ty

129 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:07:15am

*sigh*

130 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:08:15am

A day without a Godwin, is like a day without Hitler!

131 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:11:10am

re: #129 Lidane

Nobody with a gun has ever been shot by anyone else with a gun.

132 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:11:24am

re: #130 Vicious Babushka

I’m still waiting for these morons to tell me how the same government they claim is overrun by illegal immigrants is supposed to round up and confiscate all the guns.

133 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:13:16am

re: #129 Lidane

*sigh*

A Lizard from her district, at the time of the shooting, described her as a fairly center-right Democrat. She would have had no problem with the 2A.

134 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:14:25am

re: #132 Lidane

I’m still waiting for these morons to tell me how the same government they claim is overrun by illegal immigrants is supposed to round up and confiscate all the guns.

BECAUSE HITLER!1!

135 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:17:27am

re: #129 Lidane

Again, although it is preaching to the choir here: if you choose to defend your home with a gun, that is your decision, but to do so effectively, you need a degree of training and sound nerves.

To defend yourself or others in a crowded public place, you need extensive training, field experience, nerves of steel and a sound sense of judgement in dangerous situations.

136 sattv4u2  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:17:52am

re: #133 Decatur Deb

A Lizard from her district, at the time of the shooting, described her as a fairly center-right Democrat. She would have had no problem with the 2A.

Per Giffords husband, Mark Kelly

Kelly made a point of describing himself and his wife as gun owners who support gun rights. He said they are political moderates and that Giffords was a Republican before becoming a Democra

[Link: www.huffingtonpost.com…]

137 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:19:17am

More Obama derangement on the Firehose thread.

138 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:24:11am

More deep thinking on the right:

139 A Mom Anon  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:27:04am

re: #134 Vicious Babushka

They also apparently didn’t hear a thing her husband said yesterday. They STILL have their guns, even after what happened to Gabby. Still believe in the 2nd Amendment, don’t have an issue with gun ownership. No, instead it’s a big freaking deal that she read from handwritten notes her speech therapist wrote for her. Because the bullet that ripped through her brain impaired her ability to write without it being painful and difficult. It never occurred to any of these geniuses that the therapist wrote down what Gabby asked to be written. And who the fuck has a bigger stake in this issue than victims of gun violence and carelessness with guns? I have a feeling that if one of Michelle Malkin’s loved ones had been effected by gun violence she might, MIGHT have a slightly different perspective. Maybe, though she might be too far gone at this point.

Hatred is a sickness, an addiction just as destructive as meth or any prescription drug. It would be interesting to know whether being that hateful for that long actually causes changes in the brain. It wouldn’t surprise me.

140 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:29:13am

What the actual fuck?

141 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:29:47am

Derp:

142 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:31:25am

re: #140 Lidane

What the actual fuck?

South Africa? Seriously? Has apartheid been gone that long that they’ve grown nostalgic for it?

143 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:36:00am

re: #133 Decatur Deb

A Lizard from her district, at the time of the shooting, described her as a fairly center-right Democrat. She would have had no problem with the 2A.

144 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:39:03am

re: #139 A Mom Anon

Hatred is a sickness, an addiction just as destructive as meth or any prescription drug. It would be interesting to know whether being that hateful for that long actually causes changes in the brain. It wouldn’t surprise me.

The recent gun tragedies have begun to work as a powerful emetic, bringing up the hideous green bile of hatred that has been sloshing about the gun control debate for decades.

I hope it is a good thing, and that the majority of sane people (and sane gun owners) will see the virulent hatred that drives the current anti-gun control agenda.

And the GOP has the choice of distancing itself from the hatred or planting its feet firmly in a fetid pool of vomit.

145 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:41:05am

re: #144 Sol Berdinowitz

The recent gun tragedies have begun to work as a powerful emetic, bringing up the hideous green bile of hatred that has been sloshing about the cun control debate for decades.

I hope it is a good thing, and that the majority of sane people (and sane gun owners) will see the virulent hatred that drives the current anti-gun control agenda.

And the GOP has the choice of distancing itself from the hatred or planting its feet firmly in a fetid pool of vomit.

It seems to be invested in the avoidance game. Think it was Tuesday that Rubio came out and said “Oh sorry, we’re gonna be so busy with immigration reform that we’re not going to have time to tackle gun control.”

146 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:47:14am

re: #145 Targetpractice

It seems to be invested in the avoidance game. Think it was Tuesday that Rubio came out and said “Oh sorry, we’re gonna be so busy with immigration reform that we’re not going to have time to tackle gun control.”

They have tried deflection (video games, mental health), disingenuity (criminals don’t obey laws, so why have them?), disinformation (misquoted or misrepresented studies on gun violence) and now distraction.

147 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:53:11am

re: #146 Sol Berdinowitz

They have tried deflection (video games, mental health), disingenuity (criminals don’t obey laws, so why have them?), disinformation (misquoted or misrepresented studies on gun violence) and now distraction.

Indeed, it’s about sapping political will by dragging out the process so long, that in about a month or so, they’ll respond to calls for gun control with sneers about “What, you’re still on about this? Everybody else has moved on, you should too!”

148 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:56:05am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. We’ve got a lot of folks without power from the storms that roared through overnight, but it’s still a damn sight better than what the Southeast took with 4 reported tornadoes, at least one death from those storms, and damage along a wide path.

149 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:02:09am

The anti-abortion mindset in action.

150 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:04:19am

re: #149 Vicious Babushka

Some people I know on FB have been derping about that.

The gubmint wants to TAKE MAH GUNZ but they allow abortionists to kill babies!

*sigh*

151 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:07:42am

LOL:

152 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:08:04am

re: #150 Lidane

Some people I know on FB have been derping about that.

*sigh*

I am pro-life. I have never had an abortion.

153 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:09:37am

re: #149 Vicious Babushka

The anti-abortion mindset in action.

That was Rush the other day, bloviating about how abortion would be banned if it had to be performed with a gun. These people are out of their collective gourds.

154 geoffm33  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:12:10am

re: #151 Lidane

Facebook knockoff is more like it

Picture: Facebook-Kockoff

155 Political Atheist  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:15:12am

re: #151 Lidane

re: #154 Geoff with a G

May as well just call it AssBook.

156 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:15:22am

ARMED BUS DRIVERS!1!

157 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:17:15am

Godwin should be charging overtime. Srsly.

158 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:17:40am

re: #128 Vicious Babushka

TGDN is seething about Obama saying he shoots clay birds. OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGE!1!ty

Maybe they’re specialized skeet?
[Link: bastardblaster.com…]

159 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:18:15am

re: #157 Lidane

You can take over the Firehose thread now because the Derp fumes are making me nauseous.

160 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:18:29am

re: #156 Vicious Babushka

ARMED BUS DRIVERS!1!

Armed teachers, armed faculty, armed guards, and now armed drivers.

If all you have is a hammer…

161 Joanne  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:19:37am

re: #151 Lidane

LOL:

We’re victims of those meanie Liburals! Victims, I say! Everyone is out to get us!11!!

162 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:20:12am

re: #159 Vicious Babushka

I would, but the stench of RWNJ fail is too much. I need a shower before work. Heh.

163 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:20:15am

re: #160 Targetpractice

Armed teachers, armed faculty, armed guards, and now armed drivers.

If all you have is a hammer…

HAMMERS USED IN MOAR MURDERS THAN GUNZ!1! I SAW IT ON TWITTER!1!ty

164 Joanne  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:20:51am

re: #154 Geoff with a G

Facebook knockoff is more like it

Picture: Facebook-Kockoff

The echo chamber becomes smaller and smaller.

165 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:21:08am

re: #155 Political Atheist

And here I thought that was myspace. /

166 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:22:10am

re: #163 Vicious Babushka

Future historians will document about how the rise of Twitter led to a measurable drop in IQ levels.

167 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:23:10am

Alabama child hostage situation continues into 3d day.

People who live along the rutted red clay road said the suspect is a retired truck driver with a reputation, CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports. They said he allegedly beat a dog to death and threatened to shoot kids who trespass on his property. He was reportedly due in court this week on a weapons charge.

Neighbor Ronda Wilbur described the suspect to CBS News as “very anti-social, very anti-government” and that he “hates everybody.”

“My granddaughter who just turned 7, when I have her visiting me this next weekend, I won’t have to worry about ‘mean man,’” Wilbur told CBS News. “One way or another he’s not gonna be there. He will either be locked up, or he’ll be dead.”

Wilbur told The Associated Press that the suspect beat her 120-pound dog with a lead pipe for coming onto his side of the dirt road. The dog died a week later.

“He said his only regret was he didn’t beat him to death all the way,” Wilbur told the AP. “If a man can kill a dog, and beat it with a lead pipe and brag about it, it’s nothing until it’s going to be people.”

The neighborhood near Midland City, population 2,300, remained under siege after the Tuesday shooting, with the suspect and child holed up in a bunker-type shelter on the man’s property that was equipped with electricity, food and TV.

168 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:23:52am

re: #166 Targetpractice

Not if the TGDN blocks any and all funding for those studies. /

169 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:25:33am

re: #151 Lidane

LOL:

Between this and Beck’s conservative concentration camps enclaves they are sort of gulag-ing themselves.

170 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:26:16am

re: #167 lawhawk

Alabama child hostage situation continues into 3d day.

And no doubt you’d have morons who, prior to the siege, would have still argued that he was a “responsible gun owner.”

171 RadicalModerate  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:26:45am

re: #142 Targetpractice

South Africa? Seriously? Has apartheid been gone that long that they’ve grown nostalgic for it?

Read the first paragraph from that article. It would fit right in at Stormfront.

Despite its flaws, South Africa was a prosperous country and an outpost of Western Civilization in a savage region. Having been destroyed in the name of political correctness, it is now reverting to savagery. The openly anti-Caucasian socialist government is in the process of reducing it to another Zimbabwe, the erstwhile Breadbasket of Africa that is now an infernal basket case. This makes South Africa a model for the ongoing “fundamental transformation” of America:

172 Joanne  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:27:49am

re: #167 lawhawk

Is there any information about whether this man has any relationship to the child he kidnapped? I haven’t seen much about why they think this particular child was selected.

EDIT: I read the article and am struggling with this random, unknown-to-him child victim.

173 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:28:26am

re: #171 RadicalModerate

Read the first paragraph from that article. It would fit right in at Stormfront.

I did, and all I could do once I read the first paragraph was just shake my head.

174 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:28:53am

re: #166 Targetpractice

Future historians will document about how the rise of Twitter led to a measurable drop in IQ levels.

Time-traveler explains Twitter to 1950’s people.

175 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:30:47am

re: #172 Joanne

Is there any information about whether this man has any relationship to the child he kidnapped? I haven’t seen much about why they think this particular child was selected.

Officials are being quiet. Witnesses are reported to say he has no relationship, but randomly wanted ‘two boys’ to act as bargaining chips in his legal problem.

176 Joanne  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:32:18am

re: #175 Decatur Deb

Officials are being quiet. Witnesses are reported to say he has no relationship, but randomly wanted ‘two boys’ to act as bargaining chips in his legal problem.

I read that and that makes no sense to me. Of course, I am not insane, paranoid, or a murderer.

177 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:34:26am

re: #172 Joanne

Is there any information about whether this man has any relationship to the child he kidnapped? I haven’t seen much about why they think this particular child was selected.

EDIT: I read the article and am struggling with this random, unknown-to-him child victim.

I don’t think this guy was getting along all too well with reality, and I thought all the kids ran except for the autistic one who fainted, so the guy just grabbed the lowest-hanging fruit and ran to his bunker.

178 RadicalModerate  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:35:27am

Senate is about to start confirmation hearings for Chuck Hagel, nominee for Secretary of Defense.

Fireworks from his fellow Republicans are expected.

179 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:36:48am

re: #178 RadicalModerate

Senate is about to start confirmation hearings for Chuck Hagel, nominee for Secretary of Defense.

Fireworks from his fellow Republicans are expected.

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/Bracing for the deluge of news, Senatorial outbursts, and comments about Israel.

180 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:39:37am

re: #167 lawhawk

Alabama child hostage situation continues into 3d day.

Guy clubs a dog to death with a lead pipe, shoots at the family across his road (before this whole kidnapping incident) yet he was walking around free to do as he pleased. I don’t see how he wasn’t locked up for something already. Am I wrong here, or is it just Alabama?

181 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:41:15am

re: #180 Ghost of Tom Joad

Guy clubs a dog to death with a lead pipe, shoots at the family across his road (before this whole kidnapping incident) yet he was walking around free to do as he pleased. I don’t see how he wasn’t locked up for something already. Am I wrong here, or is it just Alabama?

He was arrested 22 Dec, out on 500 dollars bail. Sometimes we’re very lawn’ order, sometimes not.

182 Joanne  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:47:15am

re: #180 Ghost of Tom Joad

Exactly my thought.

183 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:54:08am
184 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:54:10am

Think we can sure that today will be one long chain of derp from the Senate, as Republicans try to think up every attack on Obama they can by going through Hagel.

185 kirkspencer  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:55:43am

re: #180 Ghost of Tom Joad

Guy clubs a dog to death with a lead pipe, shoots at the family across his road (before this whole kidnapping incident) yet he was walking around free to do as he pleased. I don’t see how he wasn’t locked up for something already. Am I wrong here, or is it just Alabama?

I started to say “say just the south” but, well, I lived in Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado for a while and so I know better. Unless you live in the dense population zones, beating a dog to death will get you frowned upon but so long as it’s on your own property the worst you’ll get is a misdemeanor fine. Shooting at someone walking up a shared dirt driveway? Claim you were practicing and didn’t see them, have no felonies or sustained record of misdemeanors, and/or have lived there for a long time, and you’ll have a manageable bail.

He’s probably done a lot of things - reports I’ve read says he has a ‘reputation’ - but he’ll have had the benefit of “everyone knows what a kook he is”. Nobody pushed anything to a complaint, either because they were afraid or because they were the newer people and didn’t want to be ostracized by the long-timers, or perhaps because making the complaint was just more trouble than it was worth. So he’s just the guy everyone keeps an eye on when he’s around, and everyone’s happy he spends almost all his time in his bunker.

Note the above isn’t from reading about this guy. It’s my experience with others like that in the places mentioned as well as Georgia and Texas. He’s not unique, except he crossed the line.

186 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:56:46am
GRAHAM: Well I hope your right, but I can tell people throughout this land, because of the fiscal state of affairs we have, there will be less [SIC] police officers, not more, over the next decade. Response time are gonna be less, not more. So, Captain Kelly, I really do want to get guns out of the hands of the wrong people. I honest to god believe that if we arbitrarily “say nobody in this country can own a 10-round magazine in the future, the people who own them are the kind of people we’re trying to combat to begin with.” There can be a situation where a mother runs out of bullets because of something we do here.

Apologize if somebody posted this at some point, but is this some new gun-related meme about mothers running out of ammo defending her children? Like did Rush and Fox Newz come together and say “Moms need to defend her children from the oncoming hordes?”

187 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:57:43am

re: #184 Targetpractice

Think we can sure that today will be one long chain of derp from the Senate, as Republicans try to think up every attack on Obama they can by going through Hagel.

It’s astounding that someone like Hagel is being attacked from the right. I mean, the guy’s anything but a bleeding heart liberal, but they’re treating him like he’s a drum circle leading hippie. WTF.

188 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:58:36am

re: #186 Ghost of Tom Joad

Apologize if somebody posted this at some point, but is this some new gun-related meme about mothers running out of ammo defending her children? Like did Rush and Fox Newz come together and say “Moms need to defend her children from the oncoming hordes?”

Gun Advocate Tells Senate: AR-15 Is the ‘Weapon of Choice’ for Women With Crying Babies

189 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:59:48am

re: #185 kirkspencer

I started to say “say just the south” but, well, I lived in Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado for a while and so I know better. Unless you live in the dense population zones, beating a dog to death will get you frowned upon but so long as it’s on your own property the worst you’ll get is a misdemeanor fine. Shooting at someone walking up a shared dirt driveway? Claim you were practicing and didn’t see them, have no felonies or sustained record of misdemeanors, and/or have lived there for a long time, and you’ll have a manageable bail.

He’s probably done a lot of things - reports I’ve read says he has a ‘reputation’ - but he’ll have had the benefit of “everyone knows what a kook he is”. Nobody pushed anything to a complaint, either because they were afraid or because they were the newer people and didn’t want to be ostracized by the long-timers, or perhaps because making the complaint was just more trouble than it was worth. So he’s just the guy everyone keeps an eye on when he’s around, and everyone’s happy he spends almost all his time in his bunker.

Note the above isn’t from reading about this guy. It’s my experience with others like that in the places mentioned as well as Georgia and Texas. He’s not unique, except he crossed the line.

By the time the guy was reported, cuffed and taken to the sheriff’s shop (for the Dec incident) there’s no longer much missing from the community response. Sort of went bad after that.

190 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:59:49am

re: #187 Lidane

It’s astounding that someone like Hagel is being attacked from the right. I mean, the guy’s anything but a bleeding heart liberal, but they’re treating him like he’s a drum circle leading hippie. WTF.

GOP needs to burnish their anti-Obama street-cred while also pining for the defense industry (Hagel wants cuts that will destroy America!).

191 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:00:11am

re: #185 kirkspencer

I started to say “say just the south” but, well, I lived in Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado for a while and so I know better. Unless you live in the dense population zones, beating a dog to death will get you frowned upon but so long as it’s on your own property the worst you’ll get is a misdemeanor fine. Shooting at someone walking up a shared dirt driveway? Claim you were practicing and didn’t see them, have no felonies or sustained record of misdemeanors, and/or have lived there for a long time, and you’ll have a manageable bail.

He’s probably done a lot of things - reports I’ve read says he has a ‘reputation’ - but he’ll have had the benefit of “everyone knows what a kook he is”. Nobody pushed anything to a complaint, either because they were afraid or because they were the newer people and didn’t want to be ostracized by the long-timers, or perhaps because making the complaint was just more trouble than it was worth. So he’s just the guy everyone keeps an eye on when he’s around, and everyone’s happy he spends almost all his time in his bunker.

Note the above isn’t from reading about this guy. It’s my experience with others like that in the places mentioned as well as Georgia and Texas. He’s not unique, except he crossed the line.

Ayep, spending plenty of time ‘round my redneck relatives in Small Town Kentucky has given me plenty of demonstrations of just how the town loony can get virtually any outburst rationalized away as “That’s just the way he is.” He could walk out his front door and take a couple shots at you, but the locals will go “Well, he don’t mean nothin’ by it, he’s just real protective of his property.”

192 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:01:04am

re: #186 Ghost of Tom Joad

Yes. It was recited yesterday that we don’t want to limit the ammo capacity on firearms because women with children might run out of bullets at a time in need.

Never mind that if you’ve run out of bullets in a home invasion (your own home), you either have really bad aim, or there’s so many home invaders that a single firearm would never be enough.

Would be nice if there’d be some kind of statistics to back up the assertion - like the number of times that someone defending in a home invasion died or was injured as a result of running out of bullets in their own firearm. But the NRA has done a masterful job of thwarting federal funding for any kind of rigorous study of firearms and their use in the country.

193 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:01:24am

re: #188 Lidane

I remember that from yesterday. Now huckleberry closet-case is repeating it. I’m starting to think they hired Frank Luntz to help them push the NRA’s agenda.

194 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:01:41am

re: #186 Ghost of Tom Joad

Apologize if somebody posted this at some point, but is this some new gun-related meme about mothers running out of ammo defending her children? Like did Rush and Fox Newz come together and say “Moms need to defend her children from the oncoming hordes?”

Some crazy gun nut claimed that mothers need AR-15’s with high-capacity magazines to defend themselves and their babies from rampaging swarms of gangbangers.

195 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:03:44am
196 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:04:36am

Twitter went down, probably attacked by swarms of rampaging gangbangers without an AR-15 to defend itself.

197 RadicalModerate  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:04:55am

re: #187 Lidane

It’s astounding that someone like Hagel is being attacked from the right. I mean, the guy’s anything but a bleeding heart liberal, but they’re treating him like he’s a drum circle leading hippie. WTF.

I just find it fascinating that they are so willing to throw a former ranking member of their own committee, and longtime member of their own party, in an act of conducting an ideological purge.

198 kirkspencer  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:06:45am

re: #186 Ghost of Tom Joad

Apologize if somebody posted this at some point, but is this some new gun-related meme about mothers running out of ammo defending her children? Like did Rush and Fox Newz come together and say “Moms need to defend her children from the oncoming hordes?”

Yes.

“think of the children” and “women and children” are buttons that tend to evoke relatively unthinking responses. The buttons work for both sides (on different topics), but in this case they’re being pushed in an extremely clumsy fashion.

They’re saying that this woman with children will be attacked by so many people she needs multiple extended magazines for her weapon (rifle or pistol), BUT she has had enough warning she can get to all the magazines. Or she carries them around even when dealing with small children. At which point this is just as likely as her needing it to defend.

199 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:07:20am

Oh geez. A jobs board I still have on my FB groups list just posted this:

Project Veritas, an organization that investigates and exposes corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions, seeks a Production Manager to manage day-to-day Production. This role will work alongside the Project Manager, Audio Technician and a number of Videographers and reporters. The Production Manager will report directly to Project Veritas’ founder and President.

That would be James O’Keefe for those of you keeping score at home.

This ad is hilarious.

200 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:07:47am

re: #197 RadicalModerate

I just find it fascinating that they are so willing to throw a former ranking member of their own committee, and longtime member of their own party, in an act of conducting an ideological purge.

When I see the selection of Hagel, and Huntsman before him, I start to think the Prez really knows how the game is played.

201 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:07:55am

Defense spending is scheduled to decline because of the drawdown following the end of Afghanistan actions, and the continued drawdown following the Iraq war. That means acquistions, replacements, and new gear needs aren’t where they were during the height of military operations.

Manpower needs are different, and so too is the kind of gear needed for conflicts. More reliance on UAVs and special forces, less on a regular army means a different force mix.

More cyber warfare means more resources needed in that area, less in others.

New tank design is in the offing, but some in Congress want to continue existing M1-A2 upgrades over Army objections because the new tanks would eclipse the capabilities of even the upgraded Abrams tanks.

Then, there’s the ongoing cost concerns with the F-22 and F-35s, including the Marine and Navy versions of the F-35, which means higher per unit costs.

It’s possible to see yet another round of base closures around the world, including stateside.

And then there’s the issue of providing medical/mental health care for returning soldiers. Last year saw more suicides among returning forces than deaths in active combat zones.

202 RadicalModerate  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:10:06am

Watching the hearings now - former Sen. John Warner (R-VA) is reading his former colleagues the riot act regarding their labeling of Hagel as being not hawkish enough for their tastes.

203 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:10:54am

re: #199 Lidane

Oh geez. A jobs board I still have on my FB groups list just posted this:

That would be James O’Keefe for those of you keeping score at home.

This ad is hilarious.

I saw somewhere yesterday that any applicant would be required to submit three references, and those references would have to affirm the applicant’s dedication to conservative principles.

204 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:12:49am

re: #203 makeitstop

I saw somewhere yesterday that any applicant would be required to submit three references, and those references would have to affirm the applicant’s dedication to conservative principles.

It’s right there in the ad:

Application Process

Qualified applicants should submit the following materials via email to jobs@theprojectveritas.com.

Link to a VIDEO Résumé specialized for this position. The video should be no more than three minutes in length.

Cover letter, which must include a detailed explanation of a) your deep philosophical interest in the mission of the organization, b) your ability to handle the challenge outlined in this description, and c) your desired salary range

A list of at least three references, all of whom must be willing to attest to not only your artistic abilities your philosophical commitment to the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and personal responsibility.

205 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:14:34am

re: #202 RadicalModerate

Watching the hearings now - former Sen. John Warner (R-VA) is reading the former colleagues the riot act regarding their labeling of Hagel as being not hawkish enough for their tastes.

The fact that they’re trying to paint Chuck Hagel as a peacenik should be a sign that the GOP is off the fucking rails. On what planet is Chuck Hagel a pacifist?

206 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:15:23am

re: #205 Lidane

Since Obama nominated him to the post of Sec. Def.

207 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:15:37am

re: #204 Lidane

It’s right there in the ad:

Nothing about integrity requirements obviously though.
/

208 kirkspencer  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:16:11am

re: #205 Lidane

The fact that they’re trying to paint Chuck Hagel as a peacenik should be a sign that the GOP is off the fucking rails. On what planet is Chuck Hagel a pacifist?

Because he dared say the Iraq war might have been a mistake. And he’s dared to say that Israel isn’t always right. And he’s dared to say a diplomatic solution to Iran is better than another war.

Peacenik, not pacifist.

209 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:16:27am

re: #197 RadicalModerate

I just find it fascinating that they are so willing to throw a former ranking member of their own committee, and longtime member of their own party, in an act of conducting an ideological purge.

The Tea party sees its relationship to the GOP like a mother wasp sees a caterpillar…

210 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:17:38am

re: #209 Sol Berdinowitz

The Tea party sees its relationship to the GOP like a mother wasp sees a caterpillar…

The GOP will be portrayed in future Tea Party commercials by John Hurt.
;)

211 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:18:34am

re: #207 Feline Fearless Leader

Nothing about integrity requirements obviously though.
/

Haha, no. Once you get past the technical requirements of the job, such as they are, you get these requirements for the job:

Understanding of and deep commitment to the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and personal responsibility
“Change the world” visionary
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Thick-skin, mental fortitude, and the ability to rise to the challenge - no matter how big
Experience handling negative press/opposition
Strictest confidentiality
Excellent communication skills

Ha! Good luck with that. Who wants to bet that O’Keefe’s overriding hiring qualification is actually someone who will work for “the cause” for cheap?

212 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:21:23am

re: #211 Lidane

Haha, no. Once you get past the technical requirements of the job, such as they are, you get these requirements for the job:

Ha! Good luck with that. Who wants to bet that O’Keefe’s overriding hiring qualification is actually someone who will work for “the cause” for cheap?

And must be a hot, young female.

213 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:21:58am

re: #212 Vicious Babushka

And must be a hot, young female.

Send photo of boat.

214 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:22:16am

Twitter is like, really really down.

Something is technically wrong.
Thanks for noticing—we’re going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon.

215 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:23:03am

re: #211 Lidane

Haha, no. Once you get past the technical requirements of the job, such as they are, you get these requirements for the job:

Ha! Good luck with that. Who wants to bet that O’Keefe’s overriding hiring qualification is actually someone who will work for “the cause” for cheap?

Wanted:
Fanatic willing to lie for the cause who will work cheaply. Must be willing to throw self under bus rather than admit facts about any activities.

//

216 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:24:01am

re: #202 RadicalModerate

Watching the hearings now - former Sen. John Warner (R-VA) is reading his former colleagues the riot act regarding their labeling of Hagel as being not hawkish enough for their tastes.

The disappointment was palpable ‘round here in VA when Warner decided to hang it up. One of the last of the Scoop Jackson era liberals, big on defense but also socially liberal.

217 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:28:17am
Thick-skin, mental fortitude

Oh well, that rules out any of today’s conservative revolutionaries.

218 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:31:04am

N.R.A. Defends Right to Own Politicians

Satire. Couple of good lines.

219 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:32:47am

re: #187 Lidane

GOPteabag out to shrink their party so small it can be drowned in a bathtub. Hmmm, that analogy seems familiar for some reason….

220 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:37:10am

re: #219 Bulworth

GOPteabag out to shrink their party so small it can be drowned in a bathtub. Hmmm, that analogy seems familiar for some reason….

That’s even better than the mother wasp/caterpillar analogy.

221 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:38:41am

So, where in the blogosphere is the flaming ball of hate towards Google’s Jackie Robinson-based header?
(rhetorical - no need to find it for me. We know that it exists.)

222 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:38:49am

Captain Kelly, husband of former Rep Gabby Giffords, at yesterday’s hearing:

The Tucson shooter was an admitted drug user. He was rejected from the U.S. Army because of his drug use. He was clearly mentally ill. And when he purchased that gun in November, his plan was to assassinate my wife and commit mass murder at that Safeway in Tucson. He was a criminal. Because of his drug use, and because of what he was planning on doing. But because of these gaps in the mental health system, in this case, those 121,000 records, I admit did not include a record on him. But it could have.

And if it did, he would have failed that background check. He would have likely gone to a gun show, or a private seller, and avoided that background check. But if we close that gun show loophole, if we require private sellers to complete a background check, and we get those 121,000 records and others into the systems, we will prevent gun crime. That is an absolute truth. It would have happened in Tucson. My wife would not have been sitting here today if we had stronger background checks.

223 dragonfire1981  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:41:19am

MS Gov: Our Teen pregnancy rate is high because of statutory rape

A bill that passed the Mississippi House on Wednesday is aimed at possibly identifying and prosecuting those who impregnate underage girls.

House Bill 151 says physicians or midwives would be required to collect umbilical cord blood when a baby is born in Mississippi to a mother who’s younger than 16 if she doesn’t reveal the father’s name.

DNA tests would be done on the blood as a way to try to identify the father and allow prosecutors to pursue statutory rape charges if there’s a large age gap between the mother and the father, said House Judiciary B Committee Chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton.

Results of the cord blood test would be checked against a database of convicted criminals’ DNA to try to find any possible match, Gipson said during debate.

However, he said in an interview later that there’s nothing in the bill to compel any man or boy to submit a DNA test to try to prove paternity. That means that even if cord blood is collected, there’s no guarantee of finding the father.

Mississippi has long had one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the country, and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has been saying for months that he believes part of the problem is adult men impregnating girls who, under the law, are not old enough to consent to sex.

While I agree statutory rapes may indeed be part of the problem, I think a much BIGGER problem is the severe lack of access to reproductive health services and the continued focus on abstinence only sex-ed.

Of course instead of addressing those, our governor is hell bent on shutting down the only abortion clinic we have left. Yeah Phil, that’s REALLY going to drive that pregnancy rate down.

224 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:46:13am
adult men impregnating girls who, under the law, are not old enough to consent to sex.

In the Bible Belt? Say it ain’t so. /

225 dragonfire1981  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:48:40am

Also, here’s a fine example of the “logic” of certain right wingers:

- They adamantly believe that making abortion illegal will just about guarantee every pregnant woman will have her child no matter what.

- But they also adamantly believe that making certain guns illegal will do absolutely nothing to prevent determined individuals from acquiring them.

What’s wrong with this picture?

226 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:48:47am

re: #223 dragonfire1981

MS Gov: Our Teen pregnancy rate is high because of statutory rape

While I admit statutory rapes may indeed be part of the problem, I think a much BIGGER problem is the severe lack of access to reproductive health services and the continued focus on abstinence only sex-ed.

Of course instead of addressing those, our governor is hell bent on shutting down the only abortion clinic we have left. Yeah Phil, that’s REALLY going to drive that pregnancy rate down.

I blame it on gay marriage, gay Boy Scouts, as well as gay women in the military. And gun-free zones.

227 dragonfire1981  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:49:37am

re: #226 Sol Berdinowitz

I blame it on gay marriage, gay Boy Scouts, as well as gay women in the military. And gun-free zones.

What we need are less gun free zones and more GAY free zones!!

228 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:54:59am

re: #225 dragonfire1981

Also, here’s a fine example of the “logic” of certain right wingers:

- They adamantly believe that making abortion illegal will just about guarantee every pregnant woman will have her child no matter what.

- But they also adamantly believe that making certain guns illegal will do absolutely nothing to prevent determined individuals from acquiring them.

What’s wrong with this picture?

229 dragonfire1981  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:56:40am

Wait! I’ve got it! Let’s just make it legal for underage girls to own guns! That way they can fight off any would be rapist!

230 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:59:39am
231 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:59:54am

re: #225 dragonfire1981

I suspect that for some anti’s, particularly the super religious ones, the point isn’t really to eliminate all abortions. Although I’m sure most would like to. It’s more a matter of removing the legal protection for abortion. Religiously, in the eyes of God, it more or less removes the evangelical’s responsibility for it, and in their minds, allows God to Bless America, or to at least not punish it for the “crime of abortion”.

There’s also a “don’t ask, don’t tell” quality to the anti’s position. As long as abortion isn’t legal, they can deny the reality of abortions occuring (and obviously we’ve seen many instances of this kind of reality-denying mindset).

232 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:59:59am

The latest stupidity being bandied about by the dumb rednecks on Twitter…

That’s from May 27, 2010 during a press conference prior to “a reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month in the East Room of the White House.”

As you can see in this search the US flag is typically rather visible in the East Room during an event. The notion that Obama never has any flags present during his events, or speeches, is a rather absurd one.

Where’s the US flag here?

233 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:02:11am

re: #232 Gus

I hope these tweeters are not people with confederate flags on their bumpers. Until the rednecks dispense with their rebel flags, they can stfu about flag protocal.

234 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:04:21am

re: #233 Bulworth

I hope these tweeters are not people with confederate flags on their bumpers. Until the rednecks dispense with their rebel flags, they can stfu about flag protocal.

Definitely. Forgot to mention that the press conference was about the BP oil spill. As many will remember, right wingers were defending foreign owned BP during that time. How’s that for an added twist?

235 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:08:15am

re: #232 Gus

So am I to understand the scandal of the day for these flag botherers is a three-year old press conference?

236 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:08:57am

re: #235 Bulworth

So am I to understand the scandal of the day for these flag botherers is a three-year old press conference?

Yep.

237 RadicalModerate  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:08:57am

John McCain is being a total asshole toward Hagel right now, badgering him on his stance regarding the Iraqi surge.

238 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:09:16am

Same crap, different day.

[Link: worldnews.nbcnews.com…]

I’m shocked, shocked, that a UN committee report came out like this, and that the Israeli and Palestinian official responses to it were like this.
///

239 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:10:21am

re: #237 RadicalModerate

Because the Iraq War “Surge” was the greatest thing ever and has made that country completely safe and free of all political and military strife. /

240 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:11:21am

FAIL


Dumbass wingnuts, there should be another picture that shows the “Bad guys with guns” holding hostages in front of them so the “Good guys with guns” can’t get a shot.

241 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:12:08am

re: #240 Vicious Babushka

FAIL


Dumbass wingnuts, there should be another picture that shows the “Bad guys with guns” holding hostages in front of them so the “Good guys with guns” can’t get a shot.

But if the hostages had had guns they wouldn’t have become hostages!

242 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:12:09am

re: #237 RadicalModerate

John McCain is being a total asshole toward Hagel right now, badgering him on his stance regarding the Iraqi surge.

Inhofe didn’t really read the Riot Act to Hagel like a lot expected, which is leading to undercurrents that the votes to block Hagel may not be there and there’s just no political will to do more than a lot of grandstanding.

243 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:12:46am

re: #240 Vicious Babushka

Well I’m anxious to hear why abortion control works and gun control doesn’t.

244 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:12:51am

re: #235 Bulworth

So am I to understand the scandal of the day for these flag botherers is a three-year old press conference?

The Freepers were on it 2 days after the tragic event. //

245 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:13:15am

re: #232 Gus

The latest stupidity being bandied about by the dumb rednecks on Twitter…

That’s from May 27, 2010 during a press conference prior to “a reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month in the East Room of the White House.”

As you can see in this search the US flag is typically rather visible in the East Room during an event. The notion that Obama never has any flags present during his events, or speeches, is a rather absurd one.

Where’s the US flag here?

The photo that you linked from my blog has the flag in it.

246 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:13:30am

re: #237 RadicalModerate

John McCain is being a total asshole toward Hagel right now, badgering him on his stance regarding the Iraqi surge.

247 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:13:37am

re: #244 Gus

So the tweeters are so bored they’re showing reruns? I guess that should count for good news.

248 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:14:22am

re: #245 Vicious Babushka

The photo that you linked from my blog has the flag in it.

It does. That was later during the Jewish heritage event. Later or before. Same day however.

249 darthstar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:14:25am

re: #237 RadicalModerate

John McCain is being a total asshole toward Hagel right now, badgering him on his stance regarding the Iraqi surge.

It’s John McCain’s last chance to get some media attention before he’s forgotten forever as that failed candidate who picked a crazy woman for a running mate. Let the boy have his rant. Hagel’s probably thinking to himself, I’m so glad I don’t have to sit on another fucking committee with you, John.

250 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:14:41am

re: #247 Bulworth

So the tweeters are so bored they’re showing reruns? I guess that should count for good news.

Yep. They’re psychotic.

251 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:15:42am

re: #248 Gus

It does. That was later during the Jewish heritage event. Later or before. Same day however.

It looks like the same room, same podium, different events (from comparing the heads of the people in the audience)

252 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:15:42am

re: #237 RadicalModerate

John McCain is being a total asshole toward Hagel right now, badgering him on his stance regarding the Iraqi surge.

All this controversy could have been avoided if PBO had nominated a Republican. /

253 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:15:56am

re: #237 RadicalModerate

John McCain is being a total asshole toward Hagel right now, badgering him on his stance regarding the Iraqi surge.

254 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:16:23am

re: #240 Vicious Babushka

FAIL


Dumbass wingnuts, there should be another picture that shows the “Bad guys with guns” holding hostages in front of them so the “Good guys with guns” can’t get a shot.

Where’s the picture where one “Good Guy” with a gun starts shooting the other “Good Guys” because he’s decided that they’re supporting a tyrannical government and he needs to “take back” America?

255 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:16:42am

It’s harder to verify photos now that Daylife was bought out and put behind a paywall. Is there another news photo archive?

256 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:17:25am

re: #251 Vicious Babushka

It looks like the same room, same podium, different events (from comparing the heads of the people in the audience)

East Room of the White House. One’s the BP press conference and the other is the Jewish American Heritage Month event.

Press conference here: [Link: www.whitehouse.gov…]

257 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:17:36am

re: #232 Gus

Google Image search for Obama East Room for May 2010.

We’d have to ignore that photos can and are cropped to capture the President in action, rather than a static background. It also goes to the photographer’s vantage point/perspective whether a flag will be present, but to cherry pick from a single photo as proof that the President doesn’t have flags?

Asinine.

And it’s all too easy to cherry pick to find photos of every other president appearing at a function without a flag.

258 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:19:07am

re: #255 Vicious Babushka

It’s harder to verify photos now that Daylife was bought out and put behind a paywall. Is there another news photo archive?

Getty works. Try this search…

[Link: www.gettyimages.com…]

259 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:20:47am
260 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:20:52am

re: #258 Gus

Getty works. Try this search…

[Link: www.gettyimages.com…]

Cool. Maybe the Scary Jew Shadow will return.

261 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:23:26am

Twitter is totally hosed. Think I’ll do some actual work.

262 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:25:10am

re: #245 Vicious Babushka

Comparing and contrasting the two photos (from your site or EJP, which has a wide angle view of the East Room, and the twitter) finds several notable differences. No flags, no piano, and no teleprompter in one, and in the twitter, you’ve got no piano and only a teleprompter.

Regina Spektor performed at the 2010 event, and clearly shows flags in the background as she performs on a piano in the East Room.

It’s a very distinctive piano too.

So, unless that twitter photo is from some other event, I’m calling shenanigans.Gus tracked down a wide angle from at an earlier point in the event, where the piano and flags weren’t present.

263 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:28:16am

Little typo there….

264 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:28:24am

re: #262 lawhawk

Comparing and contrasting the two photos (from your site or EJP, which has a wide angle view of the East Room, and the twitter) finds several notable differences. No flags, no piano, and no teleprompter in one, and in the twitter, you’ve got no piano and only a teleprompter.

Regina Spektor performed at the 2010 event, and clearly shows flags in the background as she performs on a piano in the East Room.

It’s a very distinctive piano too.

So, unless that twitter photo is from some other event, I’m calling shenanigans.Gus tracked down a wide angle from at an earlier point in the event, where the piano and flags weren’t present.

SEE, OBAMA HATES AMERICA!!11TY

265 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:29:08am

re: #263 wrenchwench

Little typo there….

Gah. That guy is another bozo.

266 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:32:09am

re: #265 Gus

Gah. That guy is another bozo.

Who, justamexican? What’d he do?

267 Joanne  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:32:36am

re: #230 Vicious Babushka

That is some truly weird shit. I am speechless.

268 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:33:18am

re: #266 wrenchwench

Who, justamexican? What’d he do?

Oh. I was thinking SooperMexican. Never mind.

269 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:34:10am

re: #267 Joanne

That is some truly weird shit. I am speechless.

Stoking fear is what they’re best at. The ignorant flocks will believe every word of it.

270 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:34:18am

re: #268 Gus

Oh. I was thinking SooperMexican. Never mind.

Whew. @justamexican is one of my faves.

271 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:35:43am

Wait, what just happened?

272 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:35:52am

re: #270 wrenchwench

Whew. justamexican is one of my faves.

This dork: [Link: twitter.com…]

273 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:36:47am

HOLY SHIT
[Link: www.clickondetroit.com…]

274 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:37:10am

Not on my way home.

275 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:39:43am

Uh huh.

276 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:40:33am
277 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:40:34am

Police: Body in Mesa lot is suspected Phoenix gunman

MESA, AZ (CBS5) -
Mesa police said they found the body of a man suspected of gunning down one person and wounding two others in a Phoenix office building Wednesday.

278 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:40:42am

re: #272 Gus

This dork: [Link: twitter.com…]

He’s sooooper!

I made Thomas Sowell Laugh.

279 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:42:03am

re: #278 wrenchwench

He’s sooooper!

He’s made the big time! //

280 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:42:38am
281 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:43:02am

Twitter embed is broken, they are having problems over there.

282 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:43:04am

OK. I better get ready. Off I go to see what they can do about this ankle problem of mine.

This outta be fun. Time to test Romney’s theory.

BBL

283 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:43:17am

Calling ggt! Pageworthy link!

284 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:43:20am

re: #228 Vicious Babushka

No, it is perfectly clear to them: abortion is an abomination unto the Lord, whereas the smell of gunpowder is pleasing unto the Lord as a burnt offering in his name.

Any further questions? Just go consult the Old and New Testaments.

285 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:46:33am

re: #281 Vicious Babushka

Twitter embed is broken, they are having problems over there.

My last one worked in the Spy, but not on this page. I think when Twitter is fixed, the ones we’ve already posted will load themselves on a refresh. (Just a theory…)

286 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:48:40am

This just sucks.

287 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:49:51am

Whiteout + icy road = disaster.

288 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:49:55am

re: #277 Bubblehead II

Police: Body in Mesa lot is suspected Phoenix gunman

MESA, AZ (CBS5) -
Mesa police said they found the body of a man suspected of gunning down one person and wounding two others in a Phoenix office building Wednesday.

This answers my question:

Phoenix police say they’ve found a body that matches the description of the man wanted for an office shooting that killed a man and critically wounded another.

Authorities say the vehicle that 70-year-old Arthur Douglas Harmon was likely driving was found Thursday in a Mesa parking lot. Police say a body matching Harmon’s description was found nearby. The person died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

[…]

289 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:50:38am

re: #288 wrenchwench

This answers my question:

IF ONLY THEIR WAZ A GOOD GUY WITH A GUN!1!

290 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:51:36am

re: #289 Vicious Babushka

Looks like he was the bad guy, then he was the good guy. How does that work?

291 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:51:54am

re: #261 Vicious Babushka

Anything but that.

292 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:53:06am

re: #275 Gus

Uh huh.

This is very deep, er, penetrating analysis. Do these archbishops people have a newsletter?

293 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:54:11am

re: #289 Vicious Babushka

Was he a good guy who became a bad guy then shot good guys before shooting his own good guy self? /

294 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:54:59am

re: #293 Bulworth

It’s bullets all the way down.

295 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:55:26am

re: #293 Bulworth

Was he a good guy who became a bad guy then shot good guys before shooting his own good guy self? /

His good guy self shot his bad guy self.

296 kirkspencer  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:55:35am

re: #287 Vicious Babushka

Whiteout + icy road = disaster.

Obviously a need for …

MOAR GUNS

297 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:55:39am

re: #290 wrenchwench

Looks like he was the bad guy, then he was the good guy. How does that work?

If he had not been armed, he would still be at large!!!

298 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:01:14am

re: #232 Gus

re: #245 Vicious Babushka

re: #257 lawhawk

Of course, it’s pure bullshit. It was lifted from an earlier debunked email about President Obama supposedly having changed the decor of the Oval Office from red, white, and blue to Middle Eastern—no doubt because he’s a SEEKRIT MOOZLIM. //

Snopes - Rotten to Decor

Yahoo - Debunking the Obama Decorating Myth: What Does the Oval Office Really Look Like? (links to article below)

TruthOrFiction.com - President Obama Has Redecorated the Oval Office Middle Eastern Style-Fiction! (photos of East Room at end of article).

299 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:02:37am

re: #298 CuriousLurker

I’m just very confused about what were all supposed to be so oppressed and tyrannized about. Is it Benghazi-gate, is it Obamacare, or is it this flag or lack of flag thing? //

300 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:03:16am

re: #299 Bulworth

I’m just very confused about what were all supposed to be so oppressed and tyrannized about. Is it Benghazi-gate, is it Obamacare, or is it this flag or lack of flag thing? //

All of the above!

301 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:03:42am

re: #299 Bulworth

I’m just very confused about what were all supposed to be so oppressed and tyrannized about. Is it Benghazi-gate, is it Obamacare, or is it this flag or lack of flag thing? //

Depends upon which day it is, I think. Looks like Thursday is Be Pissy About Flags Day.

302 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:07:10am
303 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:09:45am

re: #302 Lidane

In other words, the sun came out again. Can always count on Barton for a fail. And considering that the 13th was adopted after Lincoln’s death, it was hardly “easy.”

304 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:10:01am

re: #287 Vicious Babushka

Whiteout + icy road = disaster.

In the DFW area of Texas, Whiteout + icy road = close your eyes and floor it.

You think I’m making a joke, but sadly no.

About 75% of people here seem to sincerely believe that the larger your truck or SUV, the less bound you are by such quaint ideas as frictional coefficient and Newton’s laws of motion. Newton was probably some socialist do-gooder environmentalist, and slowing down is for libtards.

305 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:11:10am
306 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:11:58am

re: #302 Lidane

And that’s followed in quick succession by Beck who doesn’t understand it any more than Barton does.

Not only does the Senate and House have to pass an amendment by a 2/3 majority, but the states have to pass by 3/4. If you think there wasn’t wheeling and dealing, you haven’t done your research.

307 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:12:19am

re: #305 Lidane

Hahahahaha excuse me but hahahhaa.

308 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:13:21am

re: #306 lawhawk

And that’s followed in quick succession by Beck who doesn’t understand it any more than Barton does.

Not only does the Senate and House have to pass an amendment by a 2/3 majority, but the states have to pass by 3/4. If you think there wasn’t wheeling and dealing, you haven’t done your research.

Shit, considering that the Emancipation Proclamation which only freed slaves in rebellion against the Union was controversial within his own cabinet, you can be damned sure that outright abolition was a tough road too. Of course, this is David Barton who claims the Jefferson Bible was only written so Jefferson could easily explain religion to the “savages”. He also thinks John Calvin matters more to American values than Jefferson too. He’s a hack.

309 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:13:58am

re: #288 wrenchwench

Seems to fit the pattern. Shoot up a place, kill/wound a bunch of people and then turn gun on self.

310 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:14:45am

re: #308 HappyWarrior

Shit, considering that the Emancipation Proclamation which only freed slaves in rebellion against the Union was controversial within his own cabinet, you can be damned sure that outright abolition was a tough road too.

Everyone knows that Doris Kearns Goodwin is just an elitist ivory tower academic. What the hell does she know that David Barton doesn’t?

////

311 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:14:45am

re: #305 Lidane

Did you know: 100 years ago there were only “3 homosexuals in the world”

Dafuq.

312 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:16:07am

re: #305 Lidane

Right… No such thing as homosexuality in ancient Greece. None at all.

Idiots. Again.

313 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:16:12am

re: #305 Lidane

There had to have been at least 4: Oscar Wild, Walt Whitman, and their boyfriends (unless they both had the same boyfriend)

Yes I know they lived longer than 100 years ago.

314 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:17:03am
Just remember about 100 years ago, you had three homosexuals in the world as far as anybody really knew. There was a Canadian named Robert Ross, an Englishman named Oscar Wilde, an American named Walt Whitman. They led the charge in the early 1900’s and wound up in and out of the prison system and in court and so forth for a period of time. And again, there was only about three that anybody knew of and it was hardly anything that was mentioned among the established world at that time, that is in Europe, Canada and America. But you did have those three men, as far as history bears out, Robert Ross, Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman were well-known for some level of homosexual activity, although they could not call themselves homosexuals at that time.

That is probably one of the most stupid things I’ve ever read in my life. But, hey, it’s still early. I’m sure someone will top it.

315 dragonath  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:17:40am

re: #237 RadicalModerate

John McCain is being a total asshole toward Hagel right now, badgering him on his stance regarding the Iraqi surge.

lol, surge.

also, greetz with flowers.

316 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:17:46am

re: #313 Vicious Babushka

There had to have been at least 4: Oscar Wild, Walt Whitman, and their boyfriends (unless they both had the same boyfriend)

Yes I know they lived longer than 100 years ago.

The Canadian guy was their boyfriend, maybe?

317 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:17:58am

re: #309 Bubblehead II

Seems to fit the pattern. Shoot up a place, kill/wound a bunch of people and then turn gun on self.

Fucking cowards.

318 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:18:14am

re: #313 Vicious Babushka

There had to have been at least 4: Oscar Wild, Walt Whitman, and their boyfriends (unless they both had the same boyfriend)

Yes I know they lived longer than 100 years ago.

LOL, good observation! Wilde & Whitman were on his list, along with a Canadian named Robert Ross.

319 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:19:40am

re: #318 CuriousLurker

LOL, good observation! Wilde & Whitman were on his list, along with a Canadian named Robert Ross.

If there was any more of em, they was in the closet wear they bulonged.

320 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:21:09am

re: #305 Lidane

Did you know: 100 years ago there were only “3 homosexuals in the world”?

Did you know that until the 14th century there were no mentally ill people? Only the demonically possessed.

Things have gotten a lot worse, but at least we have prayed most of the demonic possession away…

321 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:22:38am

100 years ago nobody ever had an abortion. That’s why the orphanages were full and everyone who wanted a job could go and work at the local sweatshop.

322 kirkspencer  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:23:01am

re: #305 Lidane

Ignoring, of course, such things as the Lily Pond. (1910 or so, Lyons Corner House, Piccadilly Circus, London. see A Gay History of Britain by Matt Cook. Print, not online afaik)

323 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:24:18am

Too bad Oscar Wilde isn’t still alive because you know he’d have some witty remark to respond to that with.

324 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:24:23am

And Iran still does not have any gays at all!!! Why can’t we be more like them?

325 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:24:39am
326 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:25:05am

re: #321 Vicious Babushka

100 years ago nobody ever had an abortion. That’s why the orphanages were full and everyone who wanted a job could go and work at the local sweatshop.

I heard there was no adultery, extramarital sex, or prostitution either. It was the godless modern liberals who inflicted all of that sin on our society. //

327 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:25:54am

re: #326 CuriousLurker

I heard there was no adultery, extramarital sex, or prostitution either. It was the godless modern liberals who inflicted all of that sin on our society. //

There was no Islam too! //

328 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:26:04am
As soon as 2022, Swanson warns, the government will snatch kids from homeschooling families and deliver them to members of the North American Man/Boy Love Association, a tiny fringe group that looms large in the nightmares of the anti-gay movement.

2022? Not 2016 if Hilary is elected? Not 2013? I hate it when the wingnuts keep pushing the time doom of the end back by more years. //

329 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:27:33am

re: #328 Bulworth

2022? Not 2016 if Hilary is elected? Not 2013? I hate it when the wingnuts keep pushing the time doom of the end back by more years. //

Yeah the government’s going to snatch up kids and give them to NAMBLA. Seriously Swanson look at what you wrote and think about it and if you don’t think you sound totally batshit insane, I know a good psychiatrist.

330 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:28:08am

re: #327 HappyWarrior

There was no Islam too! //

Yeah, there were NO Muslim immigrants 100 years ago, and that whole thing about there being slaves from Africa that were Muslim is a filthy LIE.

331 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:29:05am

re: #330 CuriousLurker

Yeah, there were NO Muslim immigrants 100 years ago, and that whole thing about there being slaves from Africa that were Muslim is a filthy LIE.

Othello was a honestly God fearing Christian!

332 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:29:06am

re: #329 HappyWarrior

If the wingnuts can’t settle on one year for when the world ends, or everyone becomes teh gay, it will be hard to take them seriously as a revolutionary force. //

333 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:30:06am

re: #331 HappyWarrior

Othello was a honestly God fearing Christian!

According to the play he was a convert from Islam.

334 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:30:32am

Is being mentally deranged part of what it takes to be a religious right pundit? I mean it’s one thing to believe homosexuality is a sin. I think that’s wrong but whatever, your religious beliefs are your religious beliefs but to believe that the government is going to hand over kids to NAMBLA. Wow, for a bunch of people who claim to eschew alcohol and drug abuse, that statement looks like it was written after too many acid hits to count.

335 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:31:06am

For the first time, a documented list of all the tyrannies and oppressions Obamacare will force un all godfearing Americians.

336 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:31:12am

re: #333 Vicious Babushka

According to the play he was a convert from Islam.

Been years since I read it. Forgot that the character was a convert.

337 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:32:16am
338 kirkspencer  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:32:25am

re: #330 CuriousLurker

Yeah, there were NO Muslim immigrants 100 years ago, and that whole thing about there being slaves from Africa that were Muslim is a filthy LIE.

And Sgt Nicholas Said, 55th Mass, didn’t really exist. //

339 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:33:05am

re: #337 Lidane

McCain pwned.

340 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:33:12am

re: #337 Lidane

I suspect that that will make McCain rather mcgrumpy.

341 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:33:14am

I’m beginning to think this is a parody account. Poe’s Law.

342 Joanne  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:33:32am

re: #304 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

In the DFW area of Texas, Whiteout + icy road = close your eyes and floor it.

You think I’m making a joke, but sadly no.

About 75% of people here seem to sincerely believe that the larger your truck or SUV, the less bound you are by such quaint ideas as frictional coefficient and Newton’s laws of motion. Newton was probably some socialist do-gooder environmentalist, and slowing down is for libtards.

Jeez, did you have to go all sciencey on us? I mean, that stuff is stright from the pit of hell!

343 Joanne  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:34:06am

re: #311 makeitstop

Dafuq.

Was he one of them? :-D

344 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:34:15am

Sheesh, the list of threats Americans are supposed to be living in fear of everyday is becoming unwieldy.

345 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:35:39am

re: #341 Vicious Babushka

I’m beginning to think this is a parody account. Poe’s Law.

They sure love that word parasite don’t they? FDR led this country during two of its biggest crises. Now you don’t have to like him but that’s not what a parasite does.

346 erik_t  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:35:56am

The fact that we live in a country where a doddering old fool like McCain is not merely allowed, but selected by the people to make policy decisions… god.

Incumbency delenda est.

347 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:36:04am

re: #344 CuriousLurker

Sheesh, the list of threats Americans are supposed to be living in fear of everyday is becoming unwieldy.

I’m afraid of big lists!!

348 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:36:12am

re: #344 CuriousLurker

Sheesh, the list of threats Americans are supposed to be living in fear of everyday is becoming unwieldy.

The Muslims are getting in our food!(Seriously, I had a felafel wrap Friday night that was delicious)

349 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:36:13am

re: #341 Vicious Babushka

A librul plant, surely. //

350 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:36:14am

re: #333 Vicious Babushka

According to the play he was a convert from Islam.

Prolly because he didn’t want to worship the moon god. *headdesk*

351 Dr. Matt  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:36:14am

re: #341 Vicious Babushka

I’m beginning to think this is a parody account. Poe’s Law.

Hussein Obama is as arrogant as Woodrow Wilson, the racist Democrat bastard and F.D.R., the communist Democrat parasite ~ history #tcot
— John Galt (@mzagorski) January 31, 2013

I really hope so because the stupid hurts if he/she is serious.

352 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:37:31am

re: #304 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

In the DFW area of Texas, Whiteout + icy road = close your eyes and floor it.

You think I’m making a joke, but sadly no.

About 75% of people here seem to sincerely believe that the larger your truck or SUV, the less bound you are by such quaint ideas as frictional coefficient and Newton’s laws of motion. Newton was probably some socialist do-gooder environmentalist, and slowing down is for libtards.

In the People’s Republic of Austinistan, icy roads = a day off from work and school.

Folks around here have a hard enough time driving in rain. Ice would be a whole new level of fail, so most around here don’t even try.

353 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:37:36am

re: #328 Bulworth

2022? Not 2016 if Hilary is elected? Not 2013? I hate it when the wingnuts keep pushing the time doom of the end back by more years. //

Here in west Texas, I’ve been hearing for decades how God-fearing folk would someday have to load their guns, ammunition, and home-schooling materials into the SUV, fill it up with their carefully hoarded $50/gallon and flee to the deep desert to escape the rampaging swarms of black panthers and gay secular humanists. I was so hoping I would live long enough to see it, but I am beginning to have doubts.

354 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:38:32am

The alliance of gays, atheists, and Muslims is going to get us!

355 efuseakay  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:38:57am

re: #21 alpuz

That reminds me of a time I found myself sitting at the Casino el Camino in Austin. There was a movie playing that had an evil penis controlling some guy into doing some dastardly deeds.

I’m pretty sure I didn’t dream that, but I’ve never been able to find out what the heck that movie was. If anyone has a clue, I’d love to check it out.

Orgazmo!

356 erik_t  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:39:06am

re: #341 Vicious Babushka

I’m beginning to think this is a parody account. Poe’s Law.

Pretty sure calling him “Hussein Obama” is the flashing Drudge siren of LOOKIT ME I’M A RACIST ASS

357 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:39:25am

re: #341 Vicious Babushka

I’m beginning to think this is a parody account. Poe’s Law.

No way that’s legit. Only one hashtag.

358 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:40:33am

re: #337 Lidane

Wow, McCain is really an Ass Hole. Hagel should have told him to go fuck himself. Respectfully.

359 kirkspencer  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:40:40am

re: #346 erik_t

The fact that we live in a country where a doddering old fool like McCain is not merely allowed, but selected by the people to make policy decisions… god.

Incumbency delenda est.

I personally am mixed about term limits and other incumbency rejections. On the one hand, McCain. On the other, Barney Franks. (fill in your favorite pairing.)

While the incumbency advantage exists, it’s also worth remembering that idiots or not they’re the preference for THEIR REGION, be it state or district. For what it’s worth I’d much rather see focus on eliminating gerrymandering to create better representation even if that’s of a region of idiots.

360 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:40:56am

re: #351 Dr. Matt

I really hope so because the stupid hurts if he/she is serious.

One way that I use to check if an account is a parody, is to look at the followers and the following lists. A parody account will have a large proportion of “opponents” followers/following, a real account will have its own side.

This one is 100% wingnut.

361 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:42:43am

The stupid, it burns:

362 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:43:13am

Just because there are a whole bunch of wingnuts doesn’t mean that moonbats have become extinct.

363 dragonath  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:44:25am

re: #305 Lidane

Quentin Crisp, self-described “Stately Homo of England”

364 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:44:47am

re: #160 Targetpractice

Armed teachers, armed faculty, armed guards, and now armed drivers.

If all you have is a hammer…

And yet they’re worried about the U.S. becoming a police state.

365 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:44:50am

re: #361 Lidane

The stupid, it burns:

Damn. Poor dog. Glad he ended up being spared. What a fucking idiot owner.

366 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:45:47am

re: #364 Romantic Heretic

And yet they’re worried about the U.S. becoming their idea of a police state.

FTFY. Remember these are people who think gay rights are tyrannical and fascist but that criminalizing homosexual acts is fine.

367 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:46:10am

re: #364 Romantic Heretic

And yet they’re worried about the U.S. becoming a police state.

Just as long as it’s white people who aren’t directly employed by the government, they’re ok with it.

368 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:46:14am

Heh.

369 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:47:17am

re: #366 HappyWarrior

FTFY. Remember these are people who think gay rights are tyrannical and fascist but that criminalizing homosexual acts is fine.

What did you expect? “Welcome, sonny”? “Make yourself at home”? “Marry my daughter”? You’ve got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know… morons.

370 alpuz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:47:59am

re: #352 Lidane

Oh man, been there, witnessed that. Being a born and raised Wisconsinite, it was brutal to see. Put me in the ‘didn’t even try/no freakin’ way I’m going out there’ group.

371 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:48:28am

From TTU:

This is an emergency message from Texas Tech University. There is a major gas leak at Glenna Goodacre and University. All vehicle and pedestrian traffic should stay away from the area until further notice.

This is less than a mile from my old house. Glad I moved to the farm.

372 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:48:38am

re: #369 Ghost of Tom Joad

What did you expect? “Welcome, sonny”? “Make yourself at home”? “Marry my daughter”? You’ve got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know… morons.

Love that movie soooooooo much.

373 erik_t  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:48:43am

re: #361 Lidane

The stupid, it burns:

@HuffingtonPost Owner sends “gay” dog to be euthanized (PHOTO) [Link: huff.to…]

He was just acting in the dog’s best interests. It was about to be sent to the North American Man/Dog Love Association.

/

374 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:50:01am

re: #365 HappyWarrior

Damn. Poor dog. Glad he ended up being spared. What a fucking idiot owner.

I’ve never had a male dog that didn’t try at least once to hump pretty much any inanimate object or living creature that would hold still long enough. Particularly in their “adolescence”. I had a chihuahua that would drag a small pillow all around the place, frantically humping away as he went. Especially when coupled with my grandmother’s unfailingly appalled reaction, it was a source of hilarity for the whole family.

375 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:51:44am

re: #352 Lidane

People around here (NY, especially where I work, which is near a bunch of medical facilities and doctor-office complexes…so…old people) have a hard enough time driving on a sunny summer day. Inclement weather? You can’t throw a rock and not hit an accident or a car laying in a ditch.

Once the weather gets bad, there’s 4 groups of drivers. 40% are too stupid to know what to do. 40% think driving a big car gives them supernatural powers to avoid the laws of physics. 10% are people who know how to drive in bad weather. The remaining 10% are the smart people who stay the fuck home.

376 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:52:00am

re: #370 alpuz

Oh man, been there, witnessed that. Being a born and raised Wisconsinite, it was brutal to see. Put me in the ‘didn’t even try/no freakin’ way I’m going out there’ group.

Srsly. Buncha morons around here get tripped up by water falling from the sky. That water icing over? Forget about it. I’d rather stay home.

377 Joanne  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:52:24am

re: #374 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

My 10 lb neutered male whines around the house after my 85 lb spayed female…dry humping at every stage. It is hysterical. None of the other dogs (neutered males and spayed females) interact like that. Just this one little guy. It’s like he’s saying “Pllllleeeeeeeaaaaaasssseeee!”

378 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:53:10am

The parents of the child held hostage must be out of their minds.

Oh, and if you have any sort of legal mediation thing going on, call police to frisk all parties for guns before arriving. Or something.

379 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:53:52am

re: #373 erik_t

He was just acting in the dog’s best interests. It was about to be sent to the North American Man/Dog Love Association.

/

Get Santorum on the phone, stat.
/

380 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:54:45am

re: #378 Stanghazi

The parents of the child held hostage must be out of their minds.

Oh, and if you have any sort of legal mediation thing going on, call police to frisk all parties for guns before arriving. Or something arm yourselves or be slaughtered by a roaming gang!.

381 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:57:14am

re: #369 Ghost of Tom Joad

What did you expect? “Welcome, sonny”? “Make yourself at home”? “Marry my daughter”? You’ve got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know… morons.

GREATEST. COMEDY. EVER.

382 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:57:54am

re: #379 makeitstop

Get Santorum on the phone, stat.
/

Not on MY phone, you don’t!

383 dragonfire1981  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:59:02am

re: #374 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Hey OT, but how’s the Craigslist selling adventure going?

384 geoffm33  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 9:59:17am

re: #361 Lidane

The stupid, it burns:

A Tennessee dog owner sent his pet to be euthanized because he suspected the dog was “gay.” Fortunately, the pup was later adopted.

Yay!

385 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:00:46am

I did not click on this link. How deep is the bullshit? Hip waders or are knee boots OK?

386 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:01:59am

re: #385 Vicious Babushka

I did not click on this link. How deep is the bullshit? Hip waders or are knee boots OK?

As usual, these people are driven by fear of minorities. It’s amazing these people get out from under the bed in the morning.

387 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:02:37am

re: #371 Shiplord Kirel

More on the gas leak across from Texas Tech:

Overton businesses evacuated due to gas leak, roads closed

The Lubbock Fire Department has closed University Avenue between Marsha Sharp and Broadway Thursday morning because of a gas leak from a broken gas main.

First responders are also evacuating businesses in the area, including City Bank, FedEx, Starbucks and Plains Capital Bank.

According to Texas Tech spokesperson Chris Cook, Texas Tech has not been affected by the evacuations. They are sending out an alert to students to avoid the area, and they are re-routing student buses.

Officials believe the gas leak is coming from a 6-inch main line and may take a couple of hours to repair.

Lubbock ISD police are monitoring the situation at nearby Ramirez Elementary School. No evacuations of the school have been ordered at this time.

Marsha Sharp to Broadway is 7 blocks so this is quite a large area. University Avenue is the eastern boundary of the Texas Tech campus.

388 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:04:43am

re: #385 Vicious Babushka

I did not click on this link. How deep is the bullshit? Hip waders or are knee boots OK?

The link goes to the story that Snopes debunks here.

389 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:04:58am

re: #385 Vicious Babushka

I did not click on this link. How deep is the bullshit? Hip waders or are knee boots OK?

Fine, if it is true that she was a trained skeet-shooter, defending her home with a shotgun.

Acceptable in the eyes of almost any reasonable American.

It is different from people carrying assault refles around in public, or thinking they can stopp a mass murderer in a crowded public location by pulling a gun and popping off a few rounds in his general direction.

390 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:05:17am
391 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:06:34am

re: #390 Lidane

Haha. Oh man NR, you may have just outdid yourselves there.

392 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:06:40am
393 Dr. Matt  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:07:04am

re: #388 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

The link goes to the story that Snopes debunks here.

But, but, but SNOPES is a Benghazi loving, Fast and Furious supporting, Librul Fascist Mooslim butt sniffing website!

394 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:07:18am

re: #385 Vicious Babushka

I did not click on this link. How deep is the bullshit? Hip waders or are knee boots OK?

Full dry suit with air tank.

No link(s) to the source(s) and the pictured shotgun wasn’t a Mossberg 500 as claimed in the “story”

395 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:08:30am

re: #392 Lidane

I liked that and when Steyn said there is an absence of human feeling in these songs. Yeah……….

396 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:08:43am

re: #385 Vicious Babushka

I did not click on this link. How deep is the bullshit? Hip waders or are knee boots OK?

Let’s put it this way— that blog links to both Chuck Baldwin and Herman Cain, as well as WND.

Total looney tunes.

397 Dr. Matt  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:09:40am

Applebee’s fires waitress for exposing pastor’s ‘give God 10%’ no-tip receipt

A waitress says she was fired from her job at Applebee’s after posting a note from a pastor who refused to tip, writing that “I give God 10% Why do you get 18.”

The waitress, who identified herself only as Chelsea, told The Consumerist that she originally posted the photo on the atheist section of social media website Reddit as a “lighthearted joke”.

[…]

The waitress said that the she failed to redact the signature because she thought it was illegible, but Internet sleuths began using it to obtain the pastor’s identity.

[…]

On Wednesday, the pastor reportedly contacted the Applebee’s location where she worked and demanded that everyone involved — including the managers — be fired.

Demanding someone to be fired….obviously the “Christian” thing to do.

398 Single-handed sailor  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:10:52am

re: #385 Vicious Babushka

I did not click on this link. How deep is the bullshit? Hip waders or are knee boots OK?

False

[Link: www.snopes.com…]

399 geoffm33  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:11:10am

OT: For you Twitterers out there, what desktop app do you use? I’ve been sing the official twitter app (osx) that used to be tweetie, but it’s sort of limited. Downloading tweetdeck now. I was a beta user way back in the day so excited to see what it’s like now.

400 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:11:45am

re: #397 Dr. Matt

Applebee’s fires waitress for exposing pastor’s ‘give God 10%’ no-tip receipt

Demanding someone to be fired….obviously the “Christian” thing to do.

Not just her but everyone. If he wants to be a patronizing dick and tip only 10%, I suppose that’s his right but he left himself wide open to mockery when he wrote his stupid message.

401 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:11:56am

re: #397 Dr. Matt

Christians persecuted! Pastor who wouldn’t tip sent to FEMA death panel trailer camp and forced to buy Obamacare! Everyone to the Twitters to complain!

402 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:13:25am

ZOMG! Evul tyrant POTUS iz starving our troopz!

403 Dr. Matt  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:14:08am

re: #400 HappyWarrior

Not just her but everyone. If he wants to be a patronizing dick and tip only 10%, I suppose that’s his right but he left himself wide open to mockery when he wrote his stupid message.

He actually gave NO tip. The Applebees billing system automatically included an 18% tip because they were in a party greater than 8 people and the asshole scratched it out and gave nothing. Prick

404 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:14:58am

Heh.

405 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:15:08am

re: #403 Dr. Matt

re: #400 HappyWarrior

He actually gave NO tip. The Applebees billing system automatically included an 18% tip because they were in a party greater than 8 people and the asshole scratched it out and gave nothing. Prick

Sheesh he’s an even bigger douche than I thought. Man of God my ass.

406 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:15:26am

re: #404 wrenchwench

Heh.

Haha, it’s true, she truly is awful at what she does.

407 gwangung  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:16:08am

re: #403 Dr. Matt

He actually gave NO tip. The Applebees billing system automatically included an 18% tip because they were in a party greater than 8 people and the asshole scratched it out and gave nothing. Prick

And doubled down on his faux Christianity by demanding that all the staff be fired.

408 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:16:35am

re: #403 Dr. Matt

Hmmm, must be one of those mega-church kind of pastors.

409 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:16:55am

re: #399 Geoff with a G

OT: For you Twitterers out there, what desktop app do you use? I’ve been sing the official twitter app (osx) that used to be tweetie, but it’s sort of limited. Downloading tweetdeck now. I was a beta user way back in the day so excited to see what it’s like now.

I just use the official twitter thingy.

410 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:17:31am

re: #408 Bulworth

Hmmm, must be one of those mega-church kind of pastors.

Probably one of those who think poverty is a sign of moral weakness and extreme wealth is a sign of moral virtue. Yeah because Jesus advocated for the very wealthy and looked down on the poor in the Gospels.

411 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:18:37am

re: #397 Dr. Matt

Applebee’s fires waitress for exposing pastor’s ‘give God 10%’ no-tip receipt

Demanding someone to be fired….obviously the “Christian” thing to do.

I have no sympathy for the pastor, but all the waitress had to do was blur out the signature…she forgets how completely anal the Internet can be…it was bad form on her part.

412 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:19:24am

re: #304 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

In the DFW area of Texas, Whiteout + icy road = close your eyes and floor it.

You think I’m making a joke, but sadly no.

About 75% of people here seem to sincerely believe that the larger your truck or SUV, the less bound you are by such quaint ideas as frictional coefficient and Newton’s laws of motion. Newton was probably some socialist do-gooder environmentalist, and slowing down is for libtards.

What do you expect. He used an Apple in his research!
;P

413 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:19:49am

re: #411 Sol Berdinowitz

I have no sympathy for the pastor, but all the waitress had to do was blur out the signature…she forgets how completely anal the Internet can be…it was bad form on her part.

I’ll agree on that. He deserves all the mocking he can get though.

414 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:21:09am

re: #399 Geoff with a G

Tweetdeck in Google Chrome.

415 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:21:32am

re: #403 Dr. Matt

He actually gave NO tip. The Applebees billing system automatically included an 18% tip because they were in a party greater than 8 people and the asshole scratched it out and gave nothing. Prick

There’s a special level of hell for people who treat service workers like that.

I’ll bet these same “Christian” assholes don’t realize that restaurants and bars can legally pay their workers under minimum wage because of tips. Folks in the service industry around here average $2.13/hour because they get tips.

416 Single-handed sailor  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:22:52am

Kaufman County Judge calls shooting an ‘ambush’

A Kaufman County assistant district attorney was shot dead outside the courthouse Thursday, spurring a complete lockdown of the grounds and an active search for the two shooters.

Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Pat Laney said the suspects ambushed the assistant DA on his way in to court and shot him multiple times in a parking lot at about 8:50 a.m. They then fled the scene. The courthouse was locked down and later closed for the day.

The Texas Department of Public Safety sent out an alert for troopers to be on lookout for a silver “older model” Ford Taurus. According to the alert, the two suspects are wearing all black and at least one is in a tactical vest. DPS choppers are flying low over the treeline in north Kaufman.

MOAR GUNZ!

417 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:23:23am

re: #411 Sol Berdinowitz

I have no sympathy for the pastor, but all the waitress had to do was blur out the signature…she forgets how completely anal the Internet can be…it was bad form on her part.

The image posted didn’t reveal enough of the signature to amount to anything.
Image: WNhIP9C.jpg

418 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:23:49am

I always try to tip generously as possible. Waiters, bartenders, whatever.

419 kirkspencer  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:25:38am

re: #417 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

The image posted didn’t reveal enough of the signature to amount to anything.
Image: WNhIP9C.jpg

that’s a later picture. The original did, indeed, have the whole signature.

420 Dr. Matt  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:25:52am

re: #418 HappyWarrior

I always try to tip generously as possible. Waiters, bartenders, whatever.

Ditto. I worked in food service in high school and college. It sucks. I always give at least 20% and only stiffed one person in my life because it took them 45 minutes to ring up a bill in a near empty bar.

421 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:26:51am

re: #397 Dr. Matt

Applebee’s fires waitress for exposing pastor’s ‘give God 10%’ no-tip receipt

Demanding someone to be fired….obviously the “Christian” thing to do.

He has a valid beef about his privacy. Doesn’t reduce the fact that he is an asshole who probably deserved the public embarrassment and ridicule. That Applebee’s fired the waitress is no surprise since that is the knee jerk response to something like this.

422 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:28:06am

Also, according to her original Reddit post,

They ran up well over 200$ before taxes or gratuity. They asked for separate checks, thinking it would get them out of the [automatic gratuity], even though the same man paid for everything.

They had no problem with my service, and told me I was great. They just didn’t want to pay when the time came.

and

[The gratuity] was only compulsory because it was a table of 20. Parties up to eight at my work may tip whatever they’d like, but larger parties receive an automatic gratuity. It’s in the computer, it’s not something I do.

I think the whole restaurant industry’s wage practices are stupid, but still. Do not mess with people that handle your food. Hasn’t anyone seen Fight Club?

423 geoffm33  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:28:33am

re: #414 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Tweetdeck in Google Chrome.

Ahhh, interesting. Installed it, it’s nearly identical to the desktop app. Very well done.

424 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:29:33am

re: #420 Dr. Matt

Ditto. I worked in food service in high school and college. It sucks. I always give at least 20% and only stiffed one person in my life because it took them 45 minutes to ring up a bill in a near empty bar.

My Dad waited tables when I was growing up. Some of the stories man oh man. Plus my parents met while both were waiting tables too so there’s the sentimental reason to do it too.

425 geoffm33  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:29:35am

re: #409 wrenchwench

I just use the official twitter thingy.

I may very well go back to it! But tweetdeck is working well right now.

426 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:29:36am

Got email last night from a right winger whose mind was blown by this video. The subject: “PERVERT!”

You distort the truth about everything you publish.
BTW, Disintigration? You’re a public pervert!

427 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:29:38am
428 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:30:10am
429 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:30:53am
430 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:30:59am

re: #426 Charles Johnson

Got email last night from a right winger whose mind was blown by this video. The subject: “PERVERT!”

Public pervert as opposed to a private pervert. Your “fans” are weird, Charles.

431 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:31:02am

re: #399 Geoff with a G

OT: For you Twitterers out there, what desktop app do you use? I’ve been sing the official twitter app (osx) that used to be tweetie, but it’s sort of limited. Downloading tweetdeck now. I was a beta user way back in the day so excited to see what it’s like now.

Tweetdeck on my desktop Mac, Tweetbot on my iPhone.

I love Tweetdeck’s “global filter” option.

432 Interesting Times  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:31:38am

re: #427 Lidane

If it weren’t for the username, which I recognize, this would fit right in with Alouette’s TGDN dredgings.

433 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:31:47am

re: #426 Charles Johnson

Got email last night from a right winger whose mind was blown by this video. The subject: “PERVERT!”

Why can they never spel gud.

434 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:31:48am

SOMEBODY STILL HAS A PERSONAL WEBSITE ON EARTHLINK? THAT’S LIKE OLDER THAN GEOCITIES!

435 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:32:05am

re: #399 Geoff with a G

OT: For you Twitterers out there, what desktop app do you use? I’ve been sing the official twitter app (osx) that used to be tweetie, but it’s sort of limited. Downloading tweetdeck now. I was a beta user way back in the day so excited to see what it’s like now.

HootSuite in Google Chrome. Love it.

436 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:32:20am

re: #415 Lidane

There’s a special level of hell for people who treat service workers like that.

I’ll bet these same “Christian” assholes don’t realize that restaurants and bars can legally pay their workers under minimum wage because of tips. Folks in the service industry around here average $2.13/hour because they get tips.

Sounds like this dickhead masquerading as a man of God knew damn well what they were doing, especially after scratching out the automatic tip (for a fucking party of 20) and writing in “I give God 10% Why do you get 18.”

Bootstraps, people, bootstraps.

437 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:33:03am

Seriously not tipping when you’re in a party of fucking 20? Lame fucking sauce.

438 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:33:23am
439 iossarian  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:33:40am

re: #426 Charles Johnson

Got email last night from a right winger whose mind was blown by this video. The subject: “PERVERT!”

Commandment #11: Thou shalt not touch thyself while watching music videos.

I always had a hard time with that one as a teenager - I imagine that if you were in the wrong kind of church it might fuck you up for life.

440 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:33:52am

re: #426 Charles Johnson

Got email last night from a right winger whose mind was blown by this video. The subject: “PERVERT!”

You did mention it was probably NSFW. What’s the problem?
/

441 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:34:45am

re: #440 makeitstop

You did mention it was probably NSFW. What’s the problem?
/

Maybe he thought NSFW means Not Safe For Wanking.

442 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:34:49am

Hahahahaha:

443 iossarian  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:35:09am

re: #439 iossarian

hard time

Fnarr fnarr.

444 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:35:21am

Oh for fuck sakes

Idaho senator compares health exchange to Holocaust

BOISE - As the debate over Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed state health insurance exchange heats up, a North Idaho senator has sent out a mass email and posted a message on Twitter comparing the role of insurance companies to “the Jews boarding the trains to concentration camps,” saying the federal government is using private insurers and in the future will “pull the trigger” on them.

Q. Will these idiots ever learn NOT to compare anything they don’t like to the Holocaust?

A. Probably Not.

445 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:35:24am

re: #434 Vicious Babushka

SOMEBODY STILL HAS A PERSONAL WEBSITE ON EARTHLINK? THAT’S LIKE OLDER THAN GEOCITIES!

It’s sort of a living museum, kind of like the Christian reservations where we’ll put the tamed fundies after they get out of FEMA camp.

446 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:35:45am

re: #439 iossarian

Especially when the music commands you thusly:

447 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:36:27am

re: #437 HappyWarrior

Seriously not tipping when you’re in a party of fucking 20? Lame fucking sauce.

I call that being a shithead.

Hey, “pastor”, here’s one for you: “And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me.” (Matthew 25:40)

448 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:36:41am

re: #436 TedStriker

“I give God 10% Why do you get 18.”

I was unaware that God is waiting tables now. Things must be tough Upstairs.

449 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:36:50am

re: #442 Lidane

Hahahahaha:

Lindsay Graham is really good at this

I actually feel sorry for her sometimes. Then it goes away.

450 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:37:27am

re: #448 wrenchwench

I was unaware that God is waiting tables now. Things must be tough Upstairs.

I bet the pastor gets his 10% even if she goes into the weeds on a Sunday morning.

Edit: corrected gender of the pastor in question

451 gwangung  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:38:17am

re: #447 TedStriker

I call that being a shithead.

Hey, “pastor”, here’s one for you: “And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me.” (Matthew 25:40)

Well, his behavior makes it obvious that his love of money is greater than his love of God.

Pharisee, indeed.

452 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:38:20am

re: #444 Bubblehead II

Oh for fuck sakes

Idaho senator compares health exchange to Holocaust

BOISE - As the debate over Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed state health insurance exchange heats up, a North Idaho senator has sent out a mass email and posted a message on Twitter comparing the role of insurance companies to “the Jews boarding the trains to concentration camps,” saying the federal government is using private insurers and in the future will “pull the trigger” on them.

Q. Will these idiots ever learn NOT to compare anything they don’t like to the Holocaust?

A. Probably Not.

Yeah that’s just like Auschwitz. Really asshole. Fuck you.

453 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:38:25am

re: #437 HappyWarrior

Seriously not tipping when you’re in a party of fucking 20? Lame fucking sauce.

I gave a bad tip once in my life when the server was just a nasty shit to everybody in her area. Other than that, always 20% minimum.

What can you say about somebody who does what this guy did? He’s obviously just an asshole. Then you see who/what he is, and it starts to make sense. Can probably surmise this guy preaches against gays all the time, and that money he was spending at Applebee’s was probably donation money that he swindles out of his parishioners.

454 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:38:30am

re: #450 Feline Fearless Leader

I bet the pastor gets his 10% even if he goes into the weeds on a Sunday morning.

If a pastor is tithing, does it go from one pocket to the other in the same pants?

455 alpuz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:38:43am

Gotta be a Cardinals fan.

[Link: www.thesmokinggun.com…]

457 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:39:02am
458 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:39:29am

And again.

Prosecutor gunned down outside Texas courthouse

A Kaufman County assistant district attorney was shot dead outside the courthouse Thursday, spurring a complete lockdown of the grounds and an active search for the two shooters.

Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Pat Laney said the suspects ambushed the assistant DA on his way in to court and shot him multiple times in a parking lot at about 8:50 a.m. They then fled the scene. The courthouse was locked down and later closed for the day.

County Judge Bruce Wood confirmed the victim’s identity, however his family has not been notified. Wood told News 8’s Jonathan Betz that the victim was not working on any high-profile cases that would’ve required any extra security. Investigators are following up on his caseload, however.

Wood told Betz that courthouse security is always tight, but not in the parking lot. He classified the shooting as an “ambush.”

During a press conference, Sheriff David Burns and Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh said the assistant DA was heading to misdemeanor court when he was assaulted and gunned down.

.

459 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:39:34am

re: #442 Lidane

Hahahahaha:

She just might be the stupidest woman on the planet. She’s the Gatekeeper of stupid, and Jim Hoft is the Keymaster.

460 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:39:37am

re: #426 Charles Johnson

Then this one would probably really get their nickers in a twist.

Trent Reznor: New Band, New Song, New Video, Still Terrifying

The members of How To Destroy Angels, a collective featuring Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, his wife and singer Mariqueen Maandig, art director Rob Sheridan and the brilliant composer Atticus Ross, have an unambiguously grim view of where civilization is headed. In a new video for the song “How Long,” from the band’s upcoming album Welcome Oblivion, man hunts man in (surprise) a terrifying, dystopian future.

WARNING! This is a very dark and very disturbing Video

461 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:40:18am

re: #457 Lidane

That guy called himself a ‘proud member of the League of the South’. He’s got his own warped view of history.

462 iossarian  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:40:34am

Just want to point out that the pastor in the Applebees story has been on TV, and she is a pastor of the African-American variety.

Still a dickish thing to do though, especially calling the place to complain. You’ve been called out - accept it and move on. WWJD etc.

463 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:41:09am

re: #449 makeitstop

I actually feel sorry for her sometimes. Then it goes away.

Her WaPo salary is wasted money.

464 alpuz  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:41:19am

re: #462 iossarian

Yep.

465 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:42:54am

re: #461 wrenchwench

That guy called himself a ‘proud member of the League of the South’. He’s got his own warped view of history.

Well, yes. Larison writes for Crazy Uncle Pat Buchanan’s magazine The American Conservative.

I just think it’s hilarious that he’s going after Lindsey Graham.

466 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:43:13am

re: #399 Geoff with a G

OT: For you Twitterers out there, what desktop app do you use? I’ve been sing the official twitter app (osx) that used to be tweetie, but it’s sort of limited. Downloading tweetdeck now. I was a beta user way back in the day so excited to see what it’s like now.

I still use the old Adobe Air Tweetdeck.

467 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:46:37am

re: #462 iossarian

Just want to point out that the pastor in the Applebees story has been on TV, and she is a pastor of the African-American variety.

Still a dickish thing to do though, especially calling the place to complain. You’ve been called out - accept it and move on. WWJD etc.

Getting the waitress and everyone involved fired too. Bad judgement by the waitress to post it online with the signature visible but honestly the pastor was asking for trouble when she decided to be a condescending jerk. And after reading about her background, you’d think she’d have a little empathy for someone waiting tables.

468 geoffm33  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:47:31am

Thanks for the twitter/app replies, heading upstairs.

469 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:49:46am

re: #460 Bubblehead II

He was already pushing in that direction with his Year Zero album that includes the songs survivalism and is another take on a dystopian future that follows up similar themes following The Slip.

470 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:54:37am

re: #469 lawhawk

Thanks I will have to check it out.

471 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:58:05am

re: #444 Bubblehead II

Oh for fuck sakes

Idaho senator compares health exchange to Holocaust

BOISE - As the debate over Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed state health insurance exchange heats up, a North Idaho senator has sent out a mass email and posted a message on Twitter comparing the role of insurance companies to “the Jews boarding the trains to concentration camps,” saying the federal government is using private insurers and in the future will “pull the trigger” on them.

Q. Will these idiots ever learn NOT to compare anything they don’t like to the Holocaust?

A. Probably Not.

I hope no one in real life uses the word “Holocaust” in my presence unless they’re referring to the actual events in WWII or there’s gonna be a fricking scene and I’m gonna have to call VB to bail me out of jail.

472 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 11:01:01am

re: #471 CuriousLurker

I hope no one in real life uses the word “Holocaust” in my presence unless they’re referring to the actual events in WWII or there’s gonna be a fricking scene and I’m gonna have to call VB to bail me out of jail.

I hate these fucking fuckers who compare everything to the Holocaust. They’re just like Hitler!//

473 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 11:01:51am

re: #472 Vicious Babushka

I hate these fucking fuckers who compare everything to the Holocaust. They’re just like Hitler!//

Yeah, buncha Nazis! //

474 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 11:05:20am

re: #462 iossarian

Just want to point out that the pastor in the Applebees story has been on TV, and she is a pastor of the African-American variety.

Still a dickish thing to do though, especially calling the place to complain. You’ve been called out - accept it and move on. WWJD etc.

Gender and race are immaterial. A dick is a dick.

475 JeffFX  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 11:10:19am

re: #46 HappyWarrior

They think her speaking out against easy access to guns is exploiting her status as a victim of a tragedy. So, answer me this, is a terrorist attack survivor who advocates for more smart measures to combat terrorism exploiting their victim status? Rhetorical question since the answer is obviously of course not. And frankly, Congresswoman Giffords has been very fair minded on the issue. These idiots just can’t take any discussion of guns that isn’t telling them that their guns aren’t the problem.

It should be noted, that though your post looks like a comparison of one thing to something similar, it is not. Gabby WAS attacked by a terrorist, and IS currently fighting terrorism when she tries to get guns off the street.

476 JeffFX  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 11:16:40am

re: #52 Kragar

Sen. Alexander: Video games a bigger problem than guns

The fact that this guy is a SENATOR! may be a bigger problem than guns.

477 JeffFX  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 11:22:22am

re: #458 lawhawk

And again.

Prosecutor gunned down outside Texas courthouse

.

0 days since a good person was killed by an American Maniac with a gun.

478 JeffFX  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 11:42:17am

re: #52 Kragar

Video games may really be a problem, but not in the way the dim senator thinks they are.

Shooters: How Video Games Fund Arms Manufacturers


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