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1 erik_t  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:32:16pm

OH MY GOD THE USED CAR DEALERSHIP IS HAVING A FIRE… sale.

2 Ojoe  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:38:29pm

I want to buy a used Fiat 128.

3 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:38:50pm

Department Of Interior Bilked Out Of $18 Million In Funding By Con Gopher

4 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:38:58pm

re: #1 erik_t

OH MY GOD THE USED CAR DEALERSHIP IS HAVING A FIRE… sale.

The tire store is having a blowout sale.

5 Ojoe  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:40:23pm

For 99 cents you can’t beat this hammer.

6 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:52:04pm
7 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:52:25pm

try as hard as I can, I just can’t come-up with a pun.

8 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:57:53pm

Chris P. Bacon:

9 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:59:20pm

NRA says schools would be safer it teachers were guns.

10 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:07:52pm
11 dragonfire1981  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:10:01pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Department Of Interior Bilked Out Of $18 Million In Funding By Con Gopher

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Quick! Somebody call Bill Murray!

12 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:10:29pm

re: #10 Stanley Sea

At Hagel hearing, 136 mentions of Israel and 135 of Iran. Only 27 refs to Afghanistan. 2 for Al Qaida. 1 for Mali.

Zero Benghazi? I believe I’m about to faint.

13 dragonfire1981  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:10:50pm

Infidel Automotive…we blow the competition AWAY!!

14 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:12:17pm

re: #6 Lidane

If it took Chuck Hagel 8 hours to come to this conclusion, He has no business being SecDef. On the other hand, the TPGOP probably thinks Cruz is genius.

15 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:12:53pm

re: #12 makeitstop

Zero Benghazi? I believe I’m about to faint.

I think that Benghazi would be useless for personally smearing Hagel.

If this is true, then it is totally unsurprising that Benghazi didn’t come up at all in the Hagel hearings.

16 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:12:57pm

re: #12 makeitstop

Zero Benghazi? I believe I’m about to faint.

Notice my nic change.

These hearings are a joke. A live performance of political bullshit. Nothing at all to do with the best interest of the US of A. Just the egos and their talking points.

Shame.

17 dragonfire1981  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:14:17pm

re: #16 Stanley Sea

Notice my nic change.

These hearings are a joke. A live performance of political bullshit. Nothing at all to do with the best interest of the US of A. Just the egos and their talking points.

Shame.

If you believe…they put a man on the moon…

18 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:14:40pm

re: #14 Bubblehead II

If it took Chuck Hagel 8 hours to come to this conclusion, He has no business being SecDef. On the other hand, the TPGOP probably thinks Cruz is genius.

I’m pretty sure Hagel figured that out as soon as Cruz opened his pie hole.

The morons at #TGDN ansd #TCOT, however, think he’s now a serious contender in 2016. Hahahaha.

19 Lidane  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:14:58pm

Derp:

20 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:15:51pm
21 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:16:13pm

re: #15 EPR-radar

I think that Benghazi would be useless for personally smearing Hagel.

If this is true, then it is totally unsurprising that Benghazi didn’t come up at all in the Hagel hearings.

Yeah, but you’d think someone would try to work it in somehow - especially Huckleberry Graham, who’s been riding that horse like his career depended on it.

They’re losing their edge in the Senate.

/

22 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:16:13pm

re: #17 dragonfire1981

If you believe…they put a man on the moon…

I BELIEVE! I BELIEVE!!

23 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:17:57pm

re: #19 Lidane

Derp:

Oh, didn’t see the “news” the other day that the European Union is on track to be the World’s Policeman soon?

24 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:20:23pm

re: #23 Targetpractice

Oh, didn’t see the “news” the other day that the European Union is on track to be the World’s Policeman soon?

BECAUSE the French are always building Military Coalitions around the globe?

/

25 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:20:32pm

re: #17 dragonfire1981

now I’m singing that one!

26 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:21:26pm

re: #25 Stanley Sea

now I’m singing that one!

Want a repeat of the last thread?

27 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:21:38pm

re: #19 Lidane

Derp:

Basically, a traitor.

28 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:21:59pm

re: #26 FemNaziBitch

nada no nein

29 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:25:13pm
30 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:34:26pm

Hello.

31 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:35:11pm

re: #30 Gus

Hello.

And what did the doctor say?

32 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:35:49pm

On the one hand this is just a tu quoque attack by the Daily Caller on Media Matters and David Brock. On the other, the level of hypocrisy on display is pretty amazing.

According to a knowledgeable source, multiple firearms used to protect the Media Matters founder were purchased with Brock’s blessing — and apparently with the group’s money.

TheDC has learned that by that time, Brock had armed his assistant — who had no permit to carry a concealed firearm — with a Glock handgun.

For carrying a fully-loaded Glock in Washington without a permit, Price-Morris “could be looking at some substantial prison time because if we use the low-end felony sentence of five years, you could get five years for the non-registration, five for the carrying, and then [more for] the second offenses of the magazine being over 10 rounds and then the cartridges,” said Halbrook.

Many of Brock’s senior employees claim they were caught completely by surprise when in late 2010, staffers became aware of Price-Morris’ gun after he revealed his concealed weapon to a female employee.

One former senior employee told TheDC the Media Matters staff was “shocked” to learn of the gun. Another said the in-house reaction was “like, ‘Holy shit!’ It was so beyond what was acceptable.”

As one source put it, Brock was “terrified” that the gun story would get out.

By the beginning of April 2011, Media Matters was scrambling to retrieve the weapons from Price-Morris. An email exchange obtained by TheDC shows that the group clearly had a stake in the weapons.

33 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:37:05pm

re: #31 FemNaziBitch

And what did the doctor say?

Many x-rays later: fractured fibula, torn deltoid ligament, surgery penciled in. New crutches, temporary soft ankle brace, 15 Vicodin.

34 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:37:44pm

re: #33 Gus

Many x-rays later: fractured fibula, torn deltoid ligament, surgery penciled in. New crutches, temporary soft ankle brace, 15 Vicodin.

Now, aren’t you glad you went?

35 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:38:25pm

re: #33 Gus

Nasty. Not a thing to let kind-of, sort-of recover on its own. Good luck with the surgery etc.

36 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:38:38pm

re: #33 Gus

Many x-rays later: fractured fibula, torn deltoid ligament, surgery penciled in. New crutches, temporary soft ankle brace, 15 Vicodin.

wait a minute isn’t the deltoid in the arm/shoulder area?

37 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:38:40pm

re: #34 FemNaziBitch

Now, aren’t you glad you went?

Yeah. Was mostly boredom.

38 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:39:09pm

re: #37 Gus

Yeah. Was mostly boredom.

hurry-up and wait.

Yeah, I hate it too.

39 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:39:45pm
40 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:39:55pm

re: #30 Gus

Hello.

AND?

41 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:40:28pm

re: #40 Stanley Sea

AND?

#33. I’m hungry.

42 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:40:58pm

re: #33 Gus

Many x-rays later: fractured fibula, torn deltoid ligament, surgery penciled in. New crutches, temporary soft ankle brace, 15 Vicodin.

Holy shit Gus.

43 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:41:26pm

re: #8 Stanley Sea

I’ll raise you.

Cat Carts!

Run Kitty, Run.

44 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:41:51pm

re: #33 Gus

Many x-rays later: fractured fibula, torn deltoid ligament, surgery penciled in. New crutches, temporary soft ankle brace, 15 Vicodin.

Yikes! I’m really glad you went to have it checked out.

45 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:42:23pm

re: #30 Gus

Hello.

How’s the ankle?

46 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:43:00pm

re: #42 Stanley Sea

Holy shit Gus.

Yeah. Basically what I imagine happened with Alouette. No surgery means possible chronic pain, severe arthritis. Fixing that sometimes requires fusing the ankle. So, I have to weigh these things during my surgery panic attacks. :D

47 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:43:12pm

Gus, go ahead, tell the Lizards that “we were right”.

48 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:43:21pm

re: #43 Bubblehead II

I’ll raise you.

Cat Carts!

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Run Kitty, Run.

That cat hauled ass. What is the saying? How we treat our animals says how we are?

Gus, take notes.

49 A Mom Anon  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:43:38pm

re: #33 Gus

Heal up soon Gus. I’m glad to hear you finally went to the doctor.

50 calochortus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:44:13pm

re: #33 Gus

Owww! My condolences and best wishes for a rapid recovery.
Assuming you won’t be bearing weight on that ankle after surgery for a while, I recommend renting a knee scooter thingie (for example-I have no idea about the company)

51 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:45:32pm

re: #33 Gus

Many x-rays later: fractured fibula, torn deltoid ligament, surgery penciled in. New crutches, temporary soft ankle brace, 15 Vicodin.

Damn. Take of your self.

52 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:47:07pm

Gus, my ex-mother in law had damage to her ankle in her 40’s. Suffered through it. Well, in her 60’s she was basically disabled. It was a huge mo fo problem, affected her whole existence.

We don’t heal as we age, we get worse. Keep that in mind brother.

53 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:48:01pm

Thanks all. Remember to keep an eye on that darn ice. One stupid fall can really screw things up. Literally. Fixing it right requires a plate and some screws. I can’t imagine how much that will cost. I have to qualify for a program first before I can even have that surgery. Forgot to mention that. That’s my next step. Reapplying for that program.

54 erik_t  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:48:04pm

re: #52 Stanley Sea

We don’t heal as we age, we get worse. Keep that in mind brother.

This was one of my least favorite discoveries of my mid-20s.

55 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:49:06pm

re: #54 erik_t

This was one of my least favorite discoveries of my mid-20s.

Wait till you hit about 45-50. Getting old isn’t for sissies.

56 calochortus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:49:21pm

re: #53 Gus

Damn. Could we just have some universal health care here?

57 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:49:45pm

re: #53 Gus

Thanks all. Remember to keep an eye on that darn ice. One stupid fall can really screw things up. Literally. Fixing it right requires a plate and some screws. I can’t imagine how much that will cost. I have to qualify for a program first before I can even have that surgery. Forgot to mention that. That’s my next step. Reapplying for that program.

Whatever. Just do it. Gah I hate our non-health care.

58 calochortus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:49:49pm

re: #55 CuriousLurker

Wait til you hit about 45-50. Getting old isn’t for sissies.

Bad news, it just keeps getting worse after 50…

59 erik_t  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:49:59pm

re: #53 Gus

Thanks all. Remember to keep an eye on that darn ice.

I went curling with some friends three or four years back; haven’t fallen on ice since. Previously it was a twice/thrice per winter sort of thing. Turns out you really can train yourself to slide under control.

A+, would recommend again

60 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:50:44pm

Mongo need food. BRB

61 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:51:21pm

re: #55 CuriousLurker

Wait til you hit about 45-50. Getting old isn’t for sissies.

Getting old is a pain, but it beats the alternative.

62 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:51:32pm

re: #58 calochortus

Bad news, it just keeps getting worse after 50…

So I’ve learned. Ugh. I don’t even want to live to be like 80 or something. //

63 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:52:12pm

re: #54 erik_t

This was one of my least favorite discoveries of my mid-20s.

hahah, I will never forget the day I got out of my raised bed, normal day. MOTHER FUCK, my ankle buckled for no reason whatsoever. I was old that very moment.

64 erik_t  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:52:17pm

re: #62 CuriousLurker

So I’ve learned. Ugh. I don’t even want to live to be like 80 or something. //

Seriously. Gotta start taking up all sorts of crazy dangerous hobbies right around retirement-age.

65 calochortus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:52:40pm

re: #62 CuriousLurker

So I’ve learned. Ugh. I don’t even want to live to be like 80 or something. //

LOL, you’ll probably change your mind about that when you’re 79-ish.

66 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:52:48pm

re: #62 CuriousLurker

So I’ve learned. Ugh. I don’t even want to live to be like 80 or something. //

I have a customer who will turn 80 in July. He rode his bike 200 miles last week (over 5 days).

67 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:53:31pm

re: #61 EPR-radar

Getting old is a pain, but it beats the alternative.

I’m not afraid of dying so much (since none of us gets out of here alive anyway), what terrifies me is the thought of being incapacitated, dependent on others. *shudder*

68 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:54:20pm

re: #65 calochortus

LOL, you’ll probably change your mind about that when you’re 79-ish.

LOL, I know right? I say that now….

69 calochortus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:54:43pm

re: #67 CuriousLurker

Yeah, at least everyone in my family knows how I feel about that, and if I’m seriously incapacitated I trust them to do what is right for me. I love my family…

70 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:54:47pm

re: #66 wrenchwench

I have a customer who will turn 80 in July. He rode his bike 200 miles last week (over 5 days).

Wow, impressive!

71 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:55:33pm

re: #67 CuriousLurker

I’m not afraid of dying so much (since none of us gets out of here alive anyway), what terrifies me is the thought of being incapacitated, dependent on others. *shudder*

That can be very unpleasant. My grandmother got into the high 90s, and was basically bedridden and on meds the last several years of her life. Everything was falling apart, but nothing was going to kill her quickly.

72 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:56:04pm

re: #67 CuriousLurker

I’m not afraid of dying so much (since none of us gets out of here alive anyway), what terrifies me is the thought of being incapacitated, dependent on others. *shudder*

No way a comparison, but happened to talk to my Mom today - 76, smoker. Lives alone. She’s fine till she isn’t and she’s happy as hell.

so there.

73 erik_t  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:56:50pm

re: #69 calochortus

Yeah, at least everyone in my family knows how I feel about that, and if I’m seriously incapacitated I trust them to do what is right for me. I love my family…

Very much this. I’ll never, ever understand the Schiavo-brigade. Never ever ever.

74 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:57:33pm

re: #33 Gus

Many x-rays later: fractured fibula, torn deltoid ligament, surgery penciled in. New crutches, temporary soft ankle brace, 15 Vicodin.

Yikes, dude, you really did jam yourself up there.

75 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:57:37pm

Damn Gus, you took us to death talk! (oh, he’s wobbling to taco bell)

76 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:58:48pm

re: #69 calochortus

Yeah, at least everyone in my family knows how I feel about that, and if I’m seriously incapacitated I trust them to do what is right for me. I love my family…

My grandpa, who was always very active even after his retirements as an airplane mechanic, got hit with a couple of strokes and eventually ended up in a wheelchair unable to even feed himself. His eyes were so sad… his big personality trapped inside the body that betrayed him…he was miserable. It sucked.

77 The Mountain That Blogs  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:59:41pm

re: #66 wrenchwench

I have a customer who will turn 80 in July. He rode his bike 200 miles last week (over 5 days).

Pfft

78 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:59:48pm

re: #54 erik_t

This was one of my least favorite discoveries of my mid-20s.

hmmf! Just wait …

79 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:59:49pm

re: #73 erik_t

Very much this. I’ll never, ever understand the Schiavo-brigade. Never ever ever.

It seemed to be based on such a pointless denial of reality.

80 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:00:15pm

re: #76 CuriousLurker

My grandpa, who was always very active even after his retirements as an airplane mechanic, got hit with a couple of strokes and eventually ended up in a wheelchair unable to even feed himself. His eyes were so sad… hi big personality trapped inside the body that betrayed him…he was miserable. It sucked.

Hopefully by the time that happens to us, we will have some better resources, ways out. Geeze, how sad.

81 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:00:18pm

re: #58 calochortus

Bad news, it just keeps getting worse after 50…

I’m happy to say I turn 60 this year and I can still hang with the kids in my band, who are all roughly half my age.

I’ve been giving serious thought to whether I still want to be doing it in another few years, though.

82 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:00:57pm

re: #71 EPR-radar

That can be very unpleasant. My grandmother got into the high 90s, and was basically bedridden and on meds the last several years of her life. Everything was falling apart, but nothing was going to kill her quickly.

Yeah, this. I wanna go quick—*lights out* and that’s it.

83 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:02:14pm

re: #67 CuriousLurker

I’m not afraid of dying so much (since none of us gets out of here alive anyway), what terrifies me is the thought of being incapacitated, dependent on others. *shudder*

It’s the pain. Staying active does a lot to help the body cope with pain, but what about when you can’t be active. I keep trying to convince myself that someday I’ll have a justified excuse to stay zoned out on narcotics 24/7. But, then I remember I’ll be too old to enjoy it.

:)

84 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:02:53pm

re: #74 Charles Johnson

Yikes, dude, you really did jam yourself up there.

Yeah, it sucks. Getting around in here with crutches. Trying to figure out how to get food or water from the kitchen in the “living room.” Thinking about how I would recover from surgery in this funky place. I’m going to try and forget that here for the rest of the evening.

85 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:03:02pm

re: #83 FemNaziBitch

Heh, I know. right?

86 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:04:08pm

re: #84 Gus

Yeah, it sucks. Getting around in here with crutches. Trying to figure out how to get food or water from the kitchen in the “living room.” Thinking about how I would recover from surgery in this funky place. I’m going to try and forget that here for the rest of the evening.

You’ll just need to convince them to pay for a nice Home Health Care CNA.

87 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:04:33pm

re: #86 FemNaziBitch

You’ll just need to convince them to pay for a nice Home Health Care CNA.

Yeah, in my dreams.

88 erik_t  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:05:07pm

re: #79 EPR-radar

It seemed to be based on such a pointless denial of reality.

Fuck that, I mean if she really was mentally alive in there, it seems like ten times the argument to end her suffering.

Just SMFH.

89 Dr Lizardo  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:05:32pm

re: #33 Gus

Many x-rays later: fractured fibula, torn deltoid ligament, surgery penciled in. New crutches, temporary soft ankle brace, 15 Vicodin.

AH! GAAH! That makes me hurt thousands of miles away!

Get better.

90 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:05:58pm

re: #84 Gus

Yeah, it sucks. Getting around in here with crutches. Trying to figure out how to get food or water from the kitchen in the “living room.” Thinking about how I would recover from surgery in this funky place. I’m going to try and forget that here for the rest of the evening.

We’ll tell you jokes, like ones about ass-kicking contests….

91 calochortus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:06:34pm

re: #83 FemNaziBitch

It’s the pain. Staying active does a lot to help the body cope with pain, but what about when you can’t be active. I keep trying to convince myself that someday I’ll have a justified excuse to stay zoned out on narcotics 24/7. But, then I remember I’ll be too old to enjoy it.

:)

Pain can be a real problem. Mom had chronic pain, but hated the narcotics. I do even less well with narcotics than she did, so I’m hoping I never need ‘em.

92 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:06:41pm

I have a friend who’s mother is totally whacked out with demencia, feeding tube, diapers the whole bit and they are convinced that she still wants to live. (a little overboard on the Christian-Fundamentalist way of thinking).

They spend a fortune out-of-pocket for 40 hours a week CNA care, meds, hospital bed, etc. She stays in their home. They take care of her evenings and weekends.

It’s bankrupting them and her. Ruining their marriage.

I told my kid, I NEVER WANT TO DO THAT TO HIM. What parent would?

93 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:06:52pm

re: #84 Gus

Well, I’m unemployed now, talking out of my arrrse, but Gus, get the date of surgery, make your nic blue and I’m sure we can come up with food delivery (cheap) options. Take care of everyone, always.

94 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:07:38pm

re: #93 Stanley Sea

Well, I’m unemployed now, talking out of my arrrse, but Gus, get the date of surgery, make your nic blue and I’m sure we can come up with food delivery (cheap) options. Take care of everyone, always.

Thank you. I’ll keep that in mind. :D

95 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:07:53pm

re: #91 calochortus

Pain can be a real problem. Mom had chronic pain, but hated the narcotics. I do even less well with narcotics than she did, so I’m hoping I never need ‘em.

Oh, I love narcotics. They don’t do shit for the pain, but make me not care about it. Totally useless and therefore I can’t justify using them.

sucks.

96 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:08:46pm

re: #93 Stanley Sea

Well, I’m unemployed now, talking out of my arrrse, but Gus, get the date of surgery, make your nic blue and I’m sure we can come up with food delivery (cheap) options. Take care of everyone, always.

Seriously, I’d gladly contribute to the Gus fund.

97 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:09:52pm

re: #33 Gus

Many x-rays later: fractured fibula, torn deltoid ligament, surgery penciled in. New crutches, temporary soft ankle brace, 15 Vicodin.

OUCH.

98 calochortus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:10:28pm

re: #95 FemNaziBitch

Narcotics either make me feel like my head is stuffed full of cotton, or nauseous (as in can’t keep water down.) Neither one is any fun. I’ve heard them called euphorics-but you sure couldn’t prove it by me.

99 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:10:37pm
101 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:11:00pm
102 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:12:27pm

re: #96 CuriousLurker

Seriously, I’d gladly contribute to the Gus fund.

Do you still have my email?

103 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:12:51pm

The usual:

Here’s the text of the bill:

A. THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS, SCHOOL DISTRICT GOVERNING BOARDS, SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS, SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS SHALL ENDEAVOR TO:

1. CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT IN SCHOOLS THAT ENCOURAGES PUPILS TO EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC QUESTIONS, LEARN ABOUT SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE, DEVELOP CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS AND RESPOND APPROPRIATELY AND RESPECTFULLY TO DIFFERENCES OF OPINION ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES.

2. ASSIST TEACHERS TO FIND EFFECTIVE WAYS TO PRESENT THE SCIENCE CURRICULUM AS IT ADDRESSES SCIENTIFIC CONTROVERSIES. TEACHERS SHALL BE ALLOWED TO HELP PUPILS UNDERSTAND, ANALYZE, CRITIQUE AND REVIEW IN AN OBJECTIVE MANNER THE SCIENTIFIC STRENGTHS AND SCIENTIFIC WEAKNESSES OF EXISTING SCIENTIFIC THEORIES COVERED IN THE COURSE BEING TAUGHT.

B. THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS, SCHOOL DISTRICT GOVERNING BOARDS, SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS, SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS SHALL NOT PROHIBIT ANY TEACHER IN THIS STATE FROM HELPING PUPILS UNDERSTAND, ANALYZE, CRITIQUE AND REVIEW IN AN OBJECTIVE MANNER THE SCIENTIFIC STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF EXISTING SCIENTIFIC THEORIES COVERED IN THE COURSE BEING TAUGHT.

C. THIS SECTION PROTECTS ONLY THE TEACHING OF SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION AND DOES NOT PROMOTE ANY RELIGIOUS OR NONRELIGIOUS DOCTRINE, PROMOTE DISCRIMINATION FOR OR AGAINST A PARTICULAR SET OF RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OR NONBELIEFS OR PROMOTE DISCRIMINATION FOR OR AGAINST RELIGION OR NONRELIGION.

Sec. 2. Intent

The legislature finds and declares that:

1. An important purpose of science education is to inform students about scientific evidence and to help students develop critical thinking skills necessary to becoming intelligent, productive and scientifically informed citizens.

2. The teaching of some scientific subjects, including biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming and human cloning, can cause controversy.

3. Some teachers may be unsure of the expectations concerning how they should present information on such subjects.

104 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:13:14pm

re: #102 Stanley Sea

Do you still have my email?

Yep.

105 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:15:17pm

re: #103 wrenchwench

ah! “Scientific Controversies”

Isn’t that part of basic science? skeptism?

does it have to be specifically mentioned in the legislation? Really?

What about “Religious Controversies” ?

106 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:16:00pm

Wow. There is so much hatred in the Breitbart comments these days, it’s a little disconcerting to read it. Really really out there, and not in a good way at all. Disturbing, in fact.

Check the comments for this one: [Link: www.breitbart.com…]

107 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:17:15pm

re: #100 Varek Raith

Interesting take on this over at Pandagon: [Link: www.rawstory.com…]

Briefly, the gun nuts need to heavily invest in stranger rape/mob attack scenarios to avoid the simple fact that domestic violence is much more of a threat to women than the stranger scenarios put forth by the NRA et al.

If a household is armed, then that domestic violence is rather likely to take the form of assault with a deadly weapon.

108 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:17:26pm
If Idi Amine had a son….since we dont really know obama’s history due to his hiding it, he quite likely is the bashturd son of that monster!
109 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:17:35pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

The Obama administration has also refused to enforce laws requiring the deportation 800,000 illegal aliens

IIRC, that is an out-right lie.

110 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:19:20pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

Wow. There is so much hatred in the Breitbart comments these days, it’s a little disconcerting to read it. Really really out there, and not in a good way at all. Disturbing, in fact.

Check the comments for this one: [Link: www.breitbart.com…]

I don’t have the stomach for it. I spent about 10 minutes reading rabid Geller ravings earlier. Reached my limit.

111 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:19:24pm

Deportations of illegal immigrants in 2012 reach new US record

The Obama administration deported at least 400,000 illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2012, a new record. It emphasizes deporting ‘criminal aliens’ to protect public safety, but the high figure serves to remind Latinos of the president’s unfilled pledge to reform immigration policy.

112 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:19:28pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

Translation check!

113 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:21:04pm

Illegal Immigrant Deportations by the Numbers

For all the grief President Obama has taken over his immigration policy—Republicans say he’s a wimp, Democrats say he’s not compassionate enough—one fact has emerged during his term so far. He’s deported about 18 percent more illegal immigrants than former President George W. Bush did in his last two years in office. And he’s on par to have given the boot to nearly 1.5 million immigrants by the time this term is done.

Regarding her department’s deportations, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says “you get yanked from both sides” when it comes to immigration policy.

114 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:22:17pm

re: #111 FemNaziBitch

Deportations of illegal immigrants in 2012 reach new US record

re: #113 FemNaziBitch

Illegal Immigrant Deportations by the Numbers

Surely you know by now that wingnuts are impervious to facts. Only stupid liberals believe their lying eyes. //

115 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:22:53pm

ICE TOTAL REMOVALS.

(if you can zoom in on it)

116 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:25:45pm
He wasn’t comfortable with his legal name of Barry Soetoro, because that’s not how he sees himself, so he’s back to Barack Hussein Obama, more comfortable in his muslim skin. Barry has only one job, to weaken the US morally, economically and militarily to allow islam to regain the caliphate. Hussein will then take what he feels is his rightful place as the International Imam. The US and UN are too small for his gigantic, narcissistic ego, only controlling the world will suit him…very dangerous and very, very sick
117 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:26:20pm

Hobbling about.

118 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:26:42pm

Much needed cuteness break.

Deep Cleansing Breath . Deep Cleansing Breath

119 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:27:10pm

re: #103 wrenchwench

I suppose a student who opines that advocates of teaching creationism/ID in science classes should disappear up their own rectums would be dinged under this policy for being ‘disrespectful’.

I’m glad I’m long past school age.

120 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:27:12pm

re: #33 Gus

Many x-rays later: fractured fibula, torn deltoid ligament, surgery penciled in. New crutches, temporary soft ankle brace, 15 Vicodin.

Refuah maher ve’shelaima! (Speedy and complete recovery!)

Glad you finally got the Vicodin. I have some chicken soup. {{{Gus}}}

121 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:27:15pm

re: #111 FemNaziBitch

Deportations of illegal immigrants in 2012 reach new US record

There’s some fibbing in that, too.

122 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:28:14pm
He wasn’t comfortable
with his legal name of
Barry Soetoro,

because that’s
not how he sees himself,

so he’s back
to Barack Hussein Obama,
more comfortable
in his muslim skin.

Barry has only one job,
to weaken the US
morally, economically and militarily

to allow islam to
regain the caliphate.

Hussein will then take
what he feels
is his rightful place
as the International Imam.

The US and UN are
too small for his gigantic,
narcissistic ego,

only controlling
the world will suit him…
very dangerous

and very, very sick

123 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:28:31pm
124 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:28:31pm

Everyone is invited to watch the Twitter hashtag #UniteBlue which is the brain cleanser for #TGDN.

125 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:28:45pm

re: #120 Vicious Babushka

Refuah maher ve’shelaima! (Speedy and complete recovery!)

Glad you finally got the Vicodin. I have some chicken soup. {{{Gus}}}

Thanks. Just took one. Maybe it will put me to sleep.

126 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:30:21pm

I see the wingnuts are doubling down on imaginary Obama. The one that doesn’t and never will exist.

127 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:30:45pm

re: #123 wrenchwench

And there’s no telling how many have “self-deported” in the wake of the recession.

128 erik_t  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:30:52pm

re: #116 Charles Johnson

THE INTERNATIONAL IMAM!!!1ity

These people are honestly certifiable. I hope the new DSM includes ‘wingnut’.

129 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:31:38pm
130 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:32:17pm

OT: Gonna pimp one of my Pages if for no other reason than seeing the photo below is both depressing & hopeful (maybe one day things will be better again):

David and Leora Nissan in Purim Costumes, Tehran, Iran, 1964

131 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:32:17pm

re: #125 Gus

Thanks. Just took one. Maybe it will put me to sleep.

It might. If you are hyped-up on anxiety. Your muscles will relax and you might just nod off.

132 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:32:19pm

There are some RWNJ trolls on #UniteBlue, and one pr0nbot.

133 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:33:24pm

re: #127 Targetpractice

And there’s no telling how many have “self-deported” in the wake of the recession.

I think it’s horrible that thousands of families have been torn apart, when many of those deported would have been able to stay and become legal if they made it one more year. (That’s assuming something reasonable gets passed soon. A very large assumption, I know.)

134 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:33:58pm

re: #125 Gus

Thanks. Just took one. Maybe it will put me to sleep.

Try this, I’ve been using it for the past couple of nights—works wonders:

135 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:35:20pm

Breaking. Obama still hasn’t taken any serious executive actions on gun control Short of proposals and 3 executive proclamations. No executive orders since 12/27/2012. These people are stuck in looneyville.

136 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:36:36pm

re: #135 Gus

Breaking. Obama still hasn’t taken any serious executive action on gun control Short of proposals and 3 executive proclamations. No executive orders since 12/27/2012. These people are stuck in looneyville.

such a slacker

/

137 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:37:37pm

re: #135 Gus

Breaking. Obama still hasn’t taken any serious executive action on gun control Short of proposals and 3 executive proclamations. No executive orders since 12/27/2012. These people are stuck in looneyville.

Yes, but is Generalissimo Francisco Franco still dead?

//

138 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:38:06pm

re: #137 Targetpractice

Yes, but is Generalissimo Francisco Franco still dead?

//

I just cloned him.

139 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:38:17pm

re: #135 Gus

Breaking. Obama still hasn’t taken any serious executive action on gun control Short of proposals and 3 executive proclamations. No executive orders since 12/27/2012. These people are stuck in looneyville.

Ah! So they were Presidential Memoranda (Memorandae?)

I never quite got that.

140 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:38:37pm

Godwinning RWNJ from #TGDN trolling #UniteBlue:

141 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:38:38pm

re: #138 Varek Raith

I just cloned him.

cloned or zombie-ized?

142 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:39:07pm

re: #135 Gus

Breaking.

Don’t say that!

Image: h57696D1A.jpg

Later, lizards.

143 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:39:43pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

This is a talented wing nut. He must be able to get his head all the way to his small intestine to find that level of nonsense.

144 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:41:42pm

K, I’m out. have a good night, everyone.

145 FemNaziBitch  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:42:36pm

I have bumper stickers to make.

bbl, maybe, maybe not.

Have a great one!

146 Interesting Times  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:43:38pm

re: #128 erik_t

THE INTERNATIONAL IMAM!!!1ity

International Imam of Mystery?

147 HoosierHoops  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:45:17pm

Hi Lizards! Hope you are well. Did you see the big crash on I70 today? Really sucks the weather is terrible these days.
So I woke up and scanned all the news channels on TV and Fox said the destruction happened on I70 by Brownsburg, In. Having lived by there I was dismayed. That town is nowhere near I70. They corrected it hours later. I just have to laugh at this. After reading stories about me They just can’t get it right. In all reports it seems there is mix of opinion and fact.

148 Ghost of a Dopefish  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:55:05pm

re: #147 HoosierHoops

Hi Lizards! Hope you are well. Did you see the big crash on I70 today? Really sucks the weather is terrible these days.
So I woke up and scanned all the news channels on TV and Fox said the destruction happened on I70 by Brownsburg, In. Having lived by there I was dismayed. That town is nowhere near I70. They corrected it hours later. I just have to laugh at this. After reading stories about me They just can’t get it right. In all reports it seems there is mix of opinion and fact.

There are three sides to every story: Yours, his, and the truth, which usually lies somewhere in between.

149 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 5:59:29pm

LOL

150 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:00:17pm

re: #148 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

There are three sides to every story: Yours, his, and the truth, which usually lies somewhere in between.

And then there is the mass media cluelessness factor.

Nontrivial subject matter knowledge is almost always horribly distorted in media reports, most often by reporters who simply do not know any better.

151 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:00:25pm

re: #142 wrenchwench

Don’t say that!

Image: h57696D1A.jpg

Later, lizards.

Ya know, I am so THANKFUL I’m around for WW’s sign-offs.

152 erik_t  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:00:42pm

re: #149 Vicious Babushka

Is that Paul Ryan?

153 Ghost of a Dopefish  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:00:59pm

Tax season is officially over in the fish household. And there was much rejoicing.

154 erik_t  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:01:00pm

I mean, seriously, it looks exactly like Paul Ryan.

155 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:01:19pm

re: #149 Vicious Babushka

SHOOT FORTH YOUR POWER, NRA MAN!!

156 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:01:23pm

re: #152 erik_t

Is that Paul Ryan?

In Paul Ryan’s dreams.

157 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:01:45pm

re: #154 erik_t

I mean, seriously, it looks exactly like Paul Ryan.

I can’t see into the pants.

158 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:01:48pm

re: #148 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

There are three sides to every story: Yours, his, and the truth, which usually lies somewhere in between.

Is the kid still in the freaks bunker? I cannot search anymore.

Dude killed bus driver. In bunker. Kid is not safe, no matter what we think.

Fuck

159 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:04:05pm

re: #116 Charles Johnson

Caliphate of Hate
loses the war
against Islamic
Global
Supremacy

by dividing America
utilizing the false
promises of Marx
on the most dumb downed
and
unproductive among us?

Which team
are you on,
yes?

No??

160 jaunte  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:06:58pm

re: #158 Stanley Sea

He’s still in the bunker.
[Link: www.huffingtonpost.com…]

161 Mentis Fugit  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:06:59pm

re: #149 Vicious Babushka

LOL

Image: bushmaster-2.jpg

162 HoosierHoops  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:07:23pm

re: #148 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

There are three sides to every story: Yours, his, and the truth, which usually lies somewhere in between.

Since the thread has seemed to take a nap.. Years ago while I was playing college ball, me and my best pal were hiking the hills of Napa, Good for the legs. We came across a camp in the middle of nowhere. They was a wallet holding a shit load of money. I wanted to take the cash and go.. But my best friend veto’d the idea and we turned in the wallet. Since I was a local baller I was made out to be the hero. I could not with all the pressure to call my buddy’s story wrong.. No I became a kind of hero in the Valley..And I didn’t have the guts to correct the record.. And Rick has laughed about it for years.

163 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:07:33pm

Wheeeeeeeeeeeee.

164 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:10:09pm

re: #162 HoosierHoops

fate. lol hoops you fake.

165 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:10:33pm

re: #163 Gus

Wheeeeeeeeeeeee.

taco bell?

166 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:11:59pm

re: #165 Stanley Sea

taco bell?

Just kidding. I already had my Marie Callender’s chicken Alfredo bake. AKA, goop.

167 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:12:46pm

I do not mean to be brutal.

lol. first day at home

a l l d a y l o n g

kinda hilarious/sad, I’ve always wanted to not work, but shit. Guess you need money to burn to actually enjoy that.

Or, I’m jumping the gun. Relax, it will get easier…..

168 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:13:14pm

re: #163 Gus

Vicodin kicking in, I see.

169 Ghost of a Dopefish  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:13:43pm

re: #167 Stanley Sea

I do not mean to be brutal.

lol. first day at home

a l l d a y l o n g

kinda hilarious/sad, I’ve always wanted to not work, but shit. Guess you need money to burn to actually enjoy that.

Or, I’m jumping the gun. Relax, it will get easier…..

You will be fine, if only just. I spent 2 weeks on my bum with no job, and it just about killed me.

170 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:15:26pm

re: #122 Charles Johnson

Up until it turned sinister, it sorta reminded me of “Don’t Worry About The Government” by Talking Heads.

171 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:15:28pm

re: #168 Charles Johnson

Vicodin kicking in, I see.

Yeah, nothing too major. Just that smooth feeling.

172 Ghost of a Dopefish  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:15:51pm

re: #171 Gus

Yeah, nothing too major. Just that smooth feeling.

My wife is Gleeking out. Got any pills to spare?

173 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:24:15pm

re: #161 Mentis Fugit

Image: bushmaster-2.jpg

I read an interesting and possibly insightful (though equally possibly full of shit, who knows) commentary vaguely based in part around that Bushmaster ad.

Everything you need to know about how the system sees you is expressed in its purest way in ads. So, completely off topic, here’s an ad, relax, this has nothing to do with guns:

Image: bushmaster%20ad.jpg

I had never seen this ad, because the ad was not for me. The ad targets men who need a gun to feel like a real man, the gun validates their masculinity— or so the ordinary, pseudo-feminist deconstruction would go. Except that’s not what the ad says. It says, quite clearly, that the highest validator of masculinity isn’t the gun, it is the card.

You’ve been trained to look at these things in terms of gender, forget it. The pathology of the generation is narcissism; the ad knows about, and works only on, a society eyeballs deep in narcissism, that requires its identity broadcast by branded objects but validated by other people. Because what this ad says, explicitly, is that owning the gun doesn’t make you a man; when you own the gun, some other omnipotent entity will declare you a man.

I’m not saying that gun owners need to show their guns off, I’m saying this ad assumes that. There was a time where merely possessing the fetishized object was enough to self-identify (“I’m awesome, I’m having sex with a blonde”; “just having my 9mm inside my jacket makes me feel bad ass”), but this is no longer sufficient, it is no longer powerful enough to penetrate your thick skull, you have to be able to show it to someone else, to watch their eyes light up in recognition for you to know you have convinced them of who you are.

Is it cosmetic? Note the logic has evolved from “you’ll feel better about yourself” to “other people will see you as more competent.”

Forget about the gun/masculinity interaction, it is a red herring; the problem is the cycle of wanting outsiders to tell you who you are…

174 efuseakay  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:25:33pm

re: #67 CuriousLurker

I’m not afraid of dying so much (since none of us gets out of here alive anyway), what terrifies me is the thought of being incapacitated, dependent on others. *shudder*

My folks are up their in age. 70 and 80. Lucky for my brother and I, they have updated their wills, and have gotten funds etc. in order.

During casual dinner conversation one night not too long ago, the issue of losing mind or body came up. We pretty much all agreed that we’d rather lose our bodies and keep our wits. It’s one thing to be dependent on others… it’s quite another knowing you need to be dependent on others.

175 HoosierHoops  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:25:37pm

re: #164 Stanley Sea

fate. lol hoops you fake.

I know Stanley.. What really bothered me over the years was all letters and post cards from mothers and grannies about how I inspired them. I still cringe in my heart thinking about it.

176 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:27:29pm

re: #165 Stanley Sea

taco bell?

Don’t you know? All restaurants in the future are Taco Bells.

//

177 Ghost of a Dopefish  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:28:18pm

re: #174 efuseakay

My folks are up their in age. 70 and 80. Lucky for my brother and I, they have updated their wills, and have gotten funds etc. in order.

During casual dinner conversation one night not too long ago, the issue of losing mind or body came up. We pretty much all agreed that we’d rather lose our bodies and keep our wits. It’s one thing to be dependent on others… it’s quite another knowing you need to be dependent on others.

My parents are currently going through this, with my grandmother being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. They are taking care of her full-time. I called my dad earlier tonight to offer him some comfort and a diversion from the stress, and he went out of his way to reassure me that he “will never put you or your sister through this. EVER.”

178 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:30:12pm

re: #175 HoosierHoops

I know Stanley.. What really bothered me over the years was all letters and post cards from mothers and grannies about how I inspired them. I still cringe in my heart thinking about it.

sorry, that gets a laugh. Karma. I’m sure you have made up for it, x 20. Well I certainly HOPE SO.

179 Single-handed sailor  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:30:27pm

re: #174 efuseakay

My folks are up their in age. 70 and 80. Lucky for my brother and I, they have updated their wills, and have gotten funds etc. in order.

During casual dinner conversation one night not too long ago, the issue of losing mind or body came up. We pretty much all agreed that we’d rather lose our bodies and keep our wits. It’s one thing to be dependent on others… it’s quite another knowing you need to be dependent on others.

I’m in the middle of dealing with my mom’s estate. A trust is so much easier, you don’t deal with probate.

180 HoosierHoops  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:35:38pm

re: #178 Stanley Sea

sorry, that gets a laugh. Karma. I’m sure you have made up for it, x 20. Well I certainly HOPE SO.

Hi you! Did you read I got invited to Uwe von Shamann’s House for the Super Bowl party? I’m so jacked. My Buddy Donnie who has known him for years said he is taking a pic of me wearing 2 SB and one National Championship rings at the party. I am so posting that pic!

181 austin_blue  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:37:01pm

re: #33 Gus

Many x-rays later: fractured fibula, torn deltoid ligament, surgery penciled in. New crutches, temporary soft ankle brace, 15 Vicodin.

re: #171 Gus

Yeah, nothing too major. Just that smooth feeling.

First thing tomorrow, go get some dried fruit. Apricots, apples, prunes, whatever. Otherwise you’re going to be working your problem out with a pencil.

Like a schoolteacher with constipation, if you get my drift. Vicodin sucks. Next time, demand Percocet.

182 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:38:56pm

re: #180 HoosierHoops

No WAY! Wow you lucky. In SF? You flying back? Holy hell, I bet you, or any SF fan (not moi) are happy happy.

I’m cheering for the birds. Sorry.

183 prairiefire  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:40:49pm

re: #46 Gus

Yeah. Basically what I imagine happened with Alouette. No surgery means possible chronic pain, severe arthritis. Fixing that sometimes requires fusing the ankle. So, I have to weigh these things during my surgery panic attacks. :D

Can they give you some zanax or another anxiety medication. Arthritis is a long, hard haul.
{{Gus}}

184 prairiefire  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:41:34pm

re: #180 HoosierHoops

Hi you! Did you read I got invited to Uwe von Shamann’s House for the Super Bowl party? I’m so jacked. My Buddy Donnie who has known him for years said he is taking a pic of me wearing 2 SB and one National Championship rings at the party. I am so posting that pic!

Oh, my god, the bling will be blinding.

185 HoosierHoops  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:46:31pm

re: #184 prairiefire

Oh, my god, the bling will be blinding.

I’m really jacked about this party..

186 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:46:31pm

Hey Prairie!

187 prairiefire  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:47:14pm

re: #186 Stanley Sea

{{Stanley]]!

188 Skeetghazi  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:48:36pm

re: #187 prairiefire

{{Stanley]]!

I’m out for a bit. Hope you are still around later.

189 prairiefire  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:49:04pm

re: #188 Stanley Sea

If not today, tomorrow!

190 Kragar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:49:42pm

re: #180 HoosierHoops

Hi you! Did you read I got invited to Uwe von Shamann’s House for the Super Bowl party? I’m so jacked. My Buddy Donnie who has known him for years said he is taking a pic of me wearing 2 SB and one National Championship rings at the party. I am so posting that pic!

When is it?

191 HoosierHoops  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:51:24pm

re: #190 Kragar

When is it?

Hey you! *cough* Super Bowl Sunday..

192 Kragar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:52:54pm

re: #191 HoosierHoops

Hey you! *cough* Super Bowl Sunday..

I didn’t realize it was this weekend. I thought it was done already.

193 engineer cat  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:54:56pm

the nation’s used car salesmen

Please Discard Used Salesmen Here

194 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:55:53pm

re: #176 Targetpractice

Don’t you know? All restaurants in the future are Taco Bells.

//

I thought they were all Fuddruckers.//

195 Political Atheist  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:57:31pm

Okay settling in with an interesting brew-A Black and Tan. Well Black and California Tan. Guinness on top of Sierra Nevada. Really scrumptious. May have started a bit of an international incident with the Facebook post though.

196 Ghost of a Dopefish  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:59:11pm

re: #195 Political Atheist

Okay settling in with an interesting brew-A Black and Tan. Well Black and California Tan. Guinness on top of Sierra Nevada. Really scrumptious. May have started a bit of an international incident with the Facebook post though.

That’s okay, just wait till they hear about the abomination sitting beside me. Coke, Dr. Pepper, Mt. Dew, AND PEPSI. In the same cup.

197 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 6:59:34pm

re: #96 CuriousLurker

Seriously, I’d gladly contribute to the Gus fund.

Is there one? If so, Shall I.

Let us not let Irish Rose get in the way of helping a Lizard in need.

198 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:00:51pm

re: #196 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

That’s okay, just wait till they hear about the abomination sitting beside me. Coke, Dr. Pepper, Mt. Dew, AND PEPSI. In the same cup.

Ack. Sounds like a potion that could have changed history if used in WWI trench warfare.

199 Ghost of a Dopefish  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:02:32pm

re: #198 EPR-radar

Ack. Sounds like a potion that could have changed history if used in WWI trench warfare.

My wife got me addicted to it. It really has a unique flavor, if you’re of the sugary-carbonated-and-caffeinated-to-heck persuasion, like I am.

200 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:05:34pm

re: #197 Bubblehead II

Is there one? If so, Shall I.

Let us not let Irish Rose get in the way of helping a Lizard in need.

I missed that. Not for now. :D I have to apply again for CICP. If that doesn’t go through I can’t get the surgery — that’s what the PA told me. Otherwise, I’d feel kind of funny asking for help that way.

201 Political Atheist  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:06:24pm

re: #200 Gus

Ya got great people on your side. Heal fast, heal well.

202 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:10:31pm

re: #199 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

My wife got me addicted to it. It really has a unique flavor, if you’re of the sugary-carbonated-and-caffeinated-to-heck persuasion, like I am.

Totally NASTY.

I gave up soft drinks for the new millennium. But I still loves me some seltzer.

203 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:10:47pm

Trying to count the manpower required today.

1. Input receptionist.
2. Vitals nurse.
3. Initial triage nurse.
4. Financial assistant.
5. LPN or maybe an RN.
6. General Physician
7. Radiologist
8. 3 radiological assistants.
9. Physicians assistant (PA) orthopedics.
10. I imagine the PA was going through an orthopedic surgeon.
11. One volunteer wheeling me around at points.

Hate to see the raw bill. :O

Good experience though. Very professional and everyone was nice.

204 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:11:44pm

re: #201 Political Atheist

Ya got great people on your side. Heal fast, heal well.

Thanks. I’ll give it a shot. ;)

205 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:12:48pm

I thought by reading the #UniteBlue hashtag instead of #TGDN it would be some brain cleanser, but the most toxic RWNJ’s come over and drop their turds of stupidity.

I offered some debunking vaccines.

206 Ghost of a Dopefish  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:12:53pm

re: #202 Vicious Babushka

Totally NASTY.

I gave up soft drinks for the new millennium. But I still loves me some seltzer.

Yeah, my arteries are probably full of carbonated water. But at least they’re free of cholesterol!

207 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:12:57pm

re: #197 Bubblehead II

Is there one? If so, Shall I.

Let us not let Irish Rose get in the way of helping a Lizard in need.

Count me in.

208 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:13:27pm

re: #200 Gus

I missed that. Not for now. :D I have to apply again for CICP. If that doesn’t go through I can’t get the surgery — that’s what the PA told me. Otherwise, I’d feel kind of funny asking for help that way.

Did you ask for it? NO!. But we are Lizards. We (try to) take care of own.
Can I make something like this happen? Nope. But I bet their are those who can.

209 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:13:54pm

re: #203 Gus

Trying to count the manpower required today.

1. Input receptionist.
2. Vitals nurse.
3. Initial triage nurse.
4. Financial assistant.
5. LPN or maybe an RN.
6. General Physician
7. Radiologist
8. 3 radiological assistants.
9. Physicians assistant (PA) orthopedics.
10. I imagine the PA was going through an orthopedic surgeon.
11. One volunteer wheeling me around at points.

Hate to see the raw bill. :O

Good experience though. Very professional and everyone was nice.

I’m glad they finally removed the bad foot.

210 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:13:57pm

The PA said I could get a DVD of my x-rays. I passed on that since I wanted to go home. Maybe some other time.

211 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:15:39pm

re: #196 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

That’s okay, just wait till they hear about the abomination sitting beside me. Coke, Dr. Pepper, Mt. Dew, AND PEPSI. In the same cup.

A Suicide.

212 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:16:03pm

re: #202 Vicious Babushka

Totally NASTY.

I gave up soft drinks for the new millennium. But I still loves me some seltzer.

I had to give up soft drinks years ago when it became apparent that I could either drink Dr. Pepper or keep my teeth, not both. The problem wasn’t cavities —- enough of this stuff will just dissolve teeth.

213 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:17:23pm

Brain cleanser

214 Kragar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:17:27pm

Haven’t had a soda since before Thanksgiving. High fructose corn syrup was killing me.

215 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:17:38pm

re: #205 Vicious Babushka

Isn’t it cute? The RWNJs are so open and generous when it comes to sharing their stupidity.

216 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:18:44pm

re: #209 b_sharp

I’m glad they finally removed the bad foot.

I would like a redo on Tuesday. I was actually thinking about Alouette’s story when the diagnosis started coming in. Being the bonehead I was still thinking about avoiding surgery. But then it dawned on me. I told the PA, “so basically if I don’t have the surgery it will feel like I have a broken bone ALL THE TIME.”

217 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:18:56pm

Demented RWNJ reaction to photo in 213:

YOU KNOW WHO ELSE MADE THAT HAND SALUTE!1!

218 Kragar  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:19:43pm

re: #217 Vicious Babushka

Demented RWNJ reaction to photo in 213:

The Romans? Schoolkids across the United States before WW2?

219 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:20:06pm

re: #216 Gus

I would like a redo on Tuesday. I was actually thinking about Alouette’s story when the diagnosis started coming in. Being the bonehead I was still thinking about avoid surgery. But then it dawned on me. I told the PA, “so basically if I don’t have the surgery it will feel like I have a broken bone ALL THE TIME.”

Chronic pain condition sucks, but at least I get to park in the blue zone.

220 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:20:51pm

re: #206 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Yeah, my arteries are probably full of carbonated water. But at least they’re free of cholesterol!

Brawndo: It’s what arteries crave?

///

221 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:21:10pm

re: #19 Lidane

Derp:

Riiiiggghhhtttt..
Let me lay down some cold, hard reality.
We would roflstomp Israel in a war.
;)

222 Ghost of a Dopefish  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:21:44pm

re: #212 EPR-radar

I had to give up soft drinks years ago when it became apparent that I could either drink Dr. Pepper or keep my teeth, not both. The problem wasn’t cavities —- enough of this stuff will just dissolve teeth.

Yeah, my teeth are in remarkably good health, aside from a cavity tucked in behind one of my crooked wisdom teeth. I’m paying an arm and a leg for the Mrs. Fish’s dental bills, though, so I don’t have time or money to get this one fixed. I’ll just have to live with it.

223 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:21:49pm

re: #216 Gus

I would like a redo on Tuesday. I was actually thinking about Alouette’s story when the diagnosis started coming in. Being the bonehead I was still thinking about avoiding surgery. But then it dawned on me. I told the PA, “so basically if I don’t have the surgery it will feel like I have a broken bone ALL THE TIME.”

You know Gus, sometimes I feel I can read your mind.

224 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:22:27pm

re: #219 Vicious Babushka

Chronic pain condition sucks, but at least I get to park in the blue zone.

I’m still worried about my tachycardia and high blood pressure. The other option is an epidural and headphones.

225 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:22:55pm

re: #221 Varek Raith

Riiiiggghhhtttt..
Let me lay down some cold, hard reality.
We would roflstomp Israel in a war.
;)

I don’t know why RWNJ’s think Israel has superpowers.

226 Ghost of a Dopefish  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:23:18pm

re: #225 Vicious Babushka

I don’t know why RWNJ’s think Israel has superpowers.

Because Jesus, that’s why.

227 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:24:32pm

re: #196 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

That’s okay, just wait till they hear about the abomination sitting beside me. Coke, Dr. Pepper, Mt. Dew, AND PEPSI. In the same cup.

I stick to coke & orange (preferably fanta) mixed. Why yes, yes I was stationed in Germany… ;)

228 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:26:35pm

re: #223 b_sharp

You know Gus, sometimes I feel I can read your mind.

This morning it started feeling OK again. Then I figured it was the same stupid BS mind trick trying to get out of going Denver Health. The fibula isn’t separated but it’s well beyond a hairline. That was probably the clicking sound I was hearing.

229 Single-handed sailor  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:29:25pm

re: #228 Gus

This morning it started feeling OK again. Then I figured it was the same stupid BS mind trick trying to get out of going Denver Health. The fibula isn’t separated but it’s well beyond a hairline. That was probably the clicking sound I was hearing.

Clicking is never good.

230 jaunte  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:29:58pm

re: #228 Gus

If the fibula clicks,
you walk with sticks.

231 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:29:59pm

re: #228 Gus

This morning it started feeling OK again. Then I figured it was the same stupid BS mind trick trying to get out of going Denver Health. The fibula isn’t separated but it’s well beyond a hairline. That was probably the clicking sound I was hearing.

I’m glad you went in even though you were trying to convince yourself not to. We were worried about you.

Just for your Google-Fu of course.

232 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:30:19pm

re: #229 Jalal bin Smokin?

Clicking is never good.

I know. That was my first thought after re-arranging my thoughts on Tuesday morning. Was basically, “oh crap.” Then denial set in for 48 hours.

233 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:31:03pm

re: #226 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Because Jesus, that’s why.

Israel is full of Juice.

234 prairiefire  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:31:27pm

re: #196 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

That’s okay, just wait till they hear about the abomination sitting beside me. Coke, Dr. Pepper, Mt. Dew, AND PEPSI. In the same cup.

We called that a “suicide” when I was young.

235 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:33:09pm

re: #233 Vicious Babushka

Israel is full of Juice.

Image: death_to_all_juice.jpg

236 Ghost of a Dopefish  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:33:13pm

re: #233 Vicious Babushka

Israel is full of Juice.

Yeah, but Jesus loves him some Juice. Come on, think like a fundie, you’re not even trying tonight.

237 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:33:18pm

re: #217 Vicious Babushka

Demented RWNJ reaction to photo in 213:

George W. Bush. He high-fives people frequently at sporting events. His father also did that.

238 Ghost of a Dopefish  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:33:58pm

re: #234 prairiefire

We called that a “suicide” when I was young.

Still do. There were different ones depending on if you also hit the diet options or if you just stuck to unique flavors.

239 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:35:02pm

re: #237 Dark_Falcon

George W. Bush. He high-fives people frequently at sporting events. His father also did that.

We are all secret Nazis.
Apparently.
Silly wingnuts.

240 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:37:13pm

re: #231 b_sharp

I’m glad you went in even though you were trying to convince yourself not to. We were worried about you.

Just for your Google-Fu of course.

That and last night it hurt like crazy. Feels OK now so maybe I don’t need surgery. //

241 prairiefire  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:37:31pm

re: #236 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Yeah, but Jesus loves him some Juice. Come on, think like a fundie, you’re not even trying tonight.

To go with the scripture, we’re the vine grafted on. Always following behind the covenant God made with his chosen people, the Jews.

242 Ghost of a Dopefish  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:37:34pm

re: #240 Gus

That and last night it hurt like crazy. Feels OK now so maybe I don’t need surgery. //

Denial, it’s not just a river in Egypt.

243 prairiefire  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:38:26pm

re: #240 Gus

That and last night it hurt like crazy. Feels OK now so maybe I don’t need surgery. //

How is your hernia thing?

244 Gus  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:39:45pm

re: #243 prairiefire

How is your hernia thing?

Still there. The PA looked at it and said bigger is better in that it can’t cause strangulation there. She said that was an elective thing since I joked about getting both surgeries done at the same time.

245 erik_t  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:41:14pm

JESUS, MIDWEST, THIS ISN’T FUCKING HOTH.

QUIT THIS SHIT.

246 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:44:37pm

re: #245 erik_t

JESUS, MIDWEST, THIS ISN’T FUCKING HOTH.

QUIT THIS SHIT.

“And I thought they smelled bad on the outside!”

247 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:45:16pm

re: #245 erik_t

JESUS, MIDWEST, THIS ISN’T FUCKING HOTH.

QUIT THIS SHIT.

[Verak turns toward the weatherman and glares at him. Suddenly the weatherman gaps, reaching for his throat as if he cannot breath]

Verak Raith: “You have failed me for the last time, Bob!”

/Stay on Target!

248 Targetpractice  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 7:54:16pm

Funny Star Wars has come up, as I sit here watching the Rifftrax crew make fun of the series, movie by movie.

249 chadu  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:18:12pm

re: #69 calochortus

Same here. My rubric is “if there’s no hope, cut me open and take everything out that might help another person.”

250 chadu  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:25:44pm

re: #80 Stanley Sea

What’s even worse is when the mind inside that body decays into dementia.

My paternal-maternal great-grandmother (my grandma’s mom) suffered from Alzheimers, and now my grandma is suffering too*; my other grandma is suffering some type of dementia, but it might not be Alz… maybe just a succession of mini-strokes.

Huzzah?/

* Gram U’s been a subject of many Alz trials and studies, and has the best current meds available. Over Xmas 2012, she was lucid and funny, even remembering things that my dad and my sister and I had forgot about a Family Event (hoo, boy!) that no one ever talked about after the fact.

251 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:27:40pm

re: #240 Gus

That and last night it hurt like crazy. Feels OK now so maybe I don’t need surgery. //

That’s the drugs talking.

252 stabby  Thu, Jan 31, 2013 8:49:57pm

re: #67 CuriousLurker

I’m not afraid of dying so much (since none of us gets out of here alive anyway), what terrifies me is the thought of being incapacitated, dependent on others. *shudder*

253 JeffFX  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:42:40am

re: #53 Gus

Thanks all. Remember to keep an eye on that darn ice. One stupid fall can really screw things up. Literally. Fixing it right requires a plate and some screws. I can’t imagine how much that will cost. I have to qualify for a program first before I can even have that surgery. Forgot to mention that. That’s my next step. Reapplying for that program.

Thank Crom for socialism!

254 JeffFX  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:53:45am

re: #214 Kragar

Haven’t had a soda since before Thanksgiving. High fructose corn syrup was killing me.

Regular Coke was one of the biggest reasons that I used to weigh 280lbs. Ditching that and candy-bars took me down to 225, which is about right for my height, and enabled me to do a lot of exercises I could not do before, which I hope has set me on a course for life-long fitness.

Having sugar in any form in your beverages is not a good idea. I’m still drinking Coke Zero, but I’m transitioning to tea to get away from the artificial sweeteners


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