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Twitter Hacked in “Sophisticated Attack”

“Not the work of amateurs”
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Twitter announced tonight that some of their systems were compromised, in what they described as “a sophisticated attack.”

Information for about 250,000 Twitter users was apparently stolen in the attack, including usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. The post on the official Twitter blog has more details, including a warning about disabling Java in browsers. (Note: they’re not referring to Javascript, a totally different language.)

This week, we detected unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data. We discovered one live attack and were able to shut it down in process moments later. However, our investigation has thus far indicated that the attackers may have had access to limited user information - usernames, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted/salted versions of passwords - for approximately 250,000 users.

As a precautionary security measure, we have reset passwords and revoked session tokens for these accounts. If your account was one of them, you will have recently received (or will shortly) an email from us at the address associated with your Twitter account notifying you that you will need to create a new password. Your old password will not work when you try to log in to Twitter.

Though only a very small percentage of our users were potentially affected by this attack, we encourage all users to take this opportunity to ensure that they are following good password hygiene, on Twitter and elsewhere on the Internet. Make sure you use a strong password - at least 10 (but more is better) characters and a mixture of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols - that you are not using for any other accounts or sites. Using the same password for multiple online accounts significantly increases your odds of being compromised. If you are not using good password hygiene, take a moment now to change your Twitter passwords. For more information about making your Twitter and other Internet accounts more secure, read our Help Center documentation or the FTC’s guide on passwords.

We also echo the advisory from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and security experts to encourage users to disable Java on their computers in their browsers. For instructions on how to disable Java, read this recent Slate article.

This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident. The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked. For that reason we felt that it was important to publicize this attack while we still gather information, and we are helping government and federal law enforcement in their effort to find and prosecute these attackers to make the Internet safer for all users.

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520 comments

1 Irving  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 5:45:38pm
and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked.

…in other words, it was the Chinese again. Yikes.

2 wrenchwench  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 5:48:32pm

Could this be why I just got a message that there’s a Java update available?

3 Kid Skeeter  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 5:49:19pm

I really, really hope they got access to Bryan Fischer’s account.

4 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 5:50:55pm

I’ll bet this has something to do with the outages Twitter had this week.

5 geoffm33  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 5:51:54pm

The #TGDN forcefield protected my data!!!!1111ty

6 Political Atheist  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 5:53:52pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

Bank Of America had a big outage today too. Rough day on the internet.

7 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 5:56:33pm

On the subject of passwords, I highly recommend using one of the password manager apps that are out there. I use 1Password - makes it extremely simple to follow secure password practices.

The goal is to have different, highly random passwords for every site, so if your info is grabbed from one site it won’t help the thief break into your other accounts.

8 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 5:58:54pm

Whoa, 548 hits from Twitter already? Must have gotten a retweet from a Twitter celeb.

9 geoffm33  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:00:07pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

On the subject of passwords, I highly recommend using one of the password manager apps that are out there. I use 1Password - makes it extremely simple to follow secure password practices.

The goal is to have different, highly random passwords for every site, so if your info is grabbed from one site it won’t help the thief break into your other accounts.

“So the combination is… one, two, three, four, five? That’s the stupidest combination I’ve ever heard in my life! That’s the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!”

10 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:00:33pm

Don’t worry, the #tgdn goons are on the case:

11 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:03:12pm

Apparently, a guy I watch on Youtube for video game playthroughts had one of his videos used on CNN. About the whole “video games cause violence” canard.

12 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:04:12pm

re: #10 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Don’t worry, the #tgdn goons are on the case:

Yeah because we “Obozos” have nothing better to do than mess with Twitter to make constantly butthurt right wingnuts life miserable. That makes total sense, asshole.

13 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:05:06pm

re: #11 ProBosniaLiberal

Apparently, a guy I watch on Youtube for video game playthroughts had one of his videos used on CNN. About the whole “video games cause violence” canard.

I wonder what it’s going to take for people to stop claiming that video games cause violence. People in other countries play them. Hell the Japanese play them at a higher rate than we do and they don’t have anywhere near the rate of violent crime we do.

14 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:05:32pm

re: #11 ProBosniaLiberal

If video games cause mass shootings…

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15 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:05:47pm

Here’s the website for 1Password, by the way:

[Link: agilebits.com…]

I love this program - it’s a must-have. Lets you really have some control over that giant mess of passwords we all need to have these days.

16 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:09:36pm

You know, I’m not exactly sure how this is possible, but somehow today is the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia disaster.

17 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:10:30pm

re: #13 HappyWarrior

Erin Burnett was the presenter for that segment.

She seems to be a hack.

18 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:11:22pm

re: #16 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

You know, I’m not exactly sure how this is possible, but somehow today is the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia disaster.

Means we’re coming up on the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq too. Dayum time flies.

19 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:11:24pm

Looking at the segment now, I see some research failures.

20 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:13:35pm

re: #17 ProBosniaLiberal

Erin Burnett was the presenter for that segment.

She seems to be a hack.

Don’t know her so I can’t legitimately comment. The media is fucking idiotic when it comes to gaming and gamers though.

21 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:14:00pm

And looking at the clip they used from him playing GTA, he wasn’t even doing anything violent.

Just harassing a UPS-esque truck by remaining in the same position to its side.

22 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:14:58pm

The video in question.

Showing the “Smart” driving AI of GTA 3.

23 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:17:36pm

re: #22 ProBosniaLiberal

The video in question.

[Embedded content]

Showing the “Smart” driving AI of GTA 3.

Why do they always reference shit that no one really plays anymore? It’s like LaPierre of the NRA bringing up American Psycho and Natural Born Killers. Movies that are way past their prime.

24 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:17:51pm

re: #16 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

You know, I’m not exactly sure how this is possible, but somehow today is the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia disaster.

And SURPRISE! NASA knew Columbia crew could die but chose not to tell them

I found this to be a major flaw in the story.

Video of Columbia’s takeoff showed a briefcase-sized chunk of foam breaking off an engine and colliding with the shuttle’s wing, gouging a hole in the shield designed to protect the craft from the furious heat generated as it crossed from the vacuum of space into the atmosphere.

25 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:17:58pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

I have been using RoboForm for years. Excellent manager. I have 16 character passwords for everything.

26 wrenchwench  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:18:28pm

Image: h06AE1BA8.jpg

Later, lizards.

27 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:19:12pm

re: #24 Bubblehead II

And SURPRISE! NASA knew Columbia crew could die but chose not to tell them

I found this to be a major flaw in the story.

Video of Columbia’s takeoff showed a briefcase-sized chunk of foam breaking off an engine and colliding with the shuttle’s wing, gouging a hole in the shield designed to protect the craft from the furious heat generated as it crossed from the vacuum of space into the atmosphere.

I don’t know. Tough call there.

28 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:19:26pm

re: #12 HappyWarrior

Yeah because we “Obozos” have nothing better to do than mess with Twitter to make constantly butthurt right wingnuts life miserable. That makes total sense, asshole.

I knew it!!!11t1!!y!!!

29 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:19:26pm

re: #23 HappyWarrior

That video was funny, in how mind-blindingly stupid the AI was.

30 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:20:39pm

I bet Java programmers were busy last night.

31 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:20:55pm

re: #29 ProBosniaLiberal

That video was funny, in how mind-blindingly stupid the AI was.

Yeah I still have the game. It’s really come a long way. Can’t wait for GTAV.

32 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:21:03pm

The Twitter blog mentions that the stolen passwords were encrypted and “salted,” which means they were stored in the safest way possible, so this probably isn’t a serious problem.

Nevertheless, the fact that it happened at all is very troubling.

33 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:21:16pm

re: #28 Amory Blaine

I’s going to get you TCOT!

34 b_sharp  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:21:35pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

Here’s the website for 1Password, by the way:

[Link: agilebits.com…]

I love this program - it’s a must-have. Lets you really have some control over that giant mess of passwords we all need to have these days.

I used to use a similar program on both my Win laptop and Win main system with the password data file on my server but gave it up when I got my tablet and smartphone. Now that you’ve given me one that works on both Windows and Android I’ll have the ability to share a common password file.

35 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:23:54pm

re: #27 Gus

I don’t know. Tough call there.

Not from where I sit. If it was in fact discussed not to inform them, why has it taken 10 years for it to finally surface? Couple that with the GLARING technical error of where the insulation came from, well I think you can see why I am skeptical about the claim.

36 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:25:26pm

re: #35 Bubblehead II

Not from where I sit. If it was in fact discussed not to inform them, why has it taken 10 years for it to finally surface? Couple that with the GLARING technical error of where the insulation came from, well I think you can see why I am skeptical about the claim.

Ah. I meant tough call on whether NASA should have told them that they were doomed.

37 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:26:53pm

Note. I might be lost on this. I blame the Vicodin. :D

38 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:31:03pm

re: #36 Gus

Ah. I meant tough call on whether NASA should have told them that they were doomed.

Two words. Apollo 13.

Do you (or anyone else) really think that Nasa would have not tried to do anything to bring those Astronauts safely back if they knew the Shuttle was that badly damaged? I don’t

39 PhillyPretzel  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:32:16pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

It is also available in the Mac App store. :)

40 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:32:17pm

re: #38 Bubblehead II

Two words. Apollo 13.

Do you (or anyone else) really think that Nasa would have not tried to do anything to bring those Astronauts safely back if they knew the Shuttle was that badly damaged? I don’t

Didn’t read the article. Yeah, sounds like BS.

41 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:32:30pm

re: #35 Bubblehead II

I’m skeptical about this report too. It seems far-fetched that mission controllers would know the crew was doomed but hide it from them.

I can’t say I’d be surprised if it turns out to be true, but it just doesn’t feel right to me.

42 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:33:00pm

re: #36 Gus

Ah. I meant tough call on whether NASA should have told them that they were doomed.

Not sure whose axe is being ground, but the Wikipedia page on Linda Ham is extremely harsh:

Ham’s actions and decisions, along with those of several other senior NASA managers involved in mission STS-107, were discussed repeatedly in the official Columbia Accident Investigation Board report, often in the context of management actions, practices, or culture that contributed to the disaster. Neither she nor anyone else was individually blamed in the report for the deaths of the seven Columbia astronauts, but she was singled out for exhibiting an attitude of avoiding inspection and assessment of actual shuttle damage.[1] After the report’s release, Ham was demoted and transferred out of her management position in the space shuttle program.

She is still at NASA, as the Constellation Program Transition Manager

43 erik_t  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:34:47pm

re: #27 Gus

I don’t know. Tough call there.

It’s not. It smells worse than Glenn Beck’s post-bender shits.

44 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:35:50pm

Found the weird little easter egg in The Pitt expansion Fallout 3.

BRB.

45 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:37:23pm
46 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:43:08pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

I’m skeptical about this report too. It seems far-fetched that mission controllers would know the crew was doomed but hide it from them.

I can’t say I’d be surprised if it turns out to be true, but it just doesn’t feel right to me.

Well consider this. If they in fact knew the mission was doomed, don’t you think that that info would not have been transmitted to the POTUS?

I find it hard to believe that if it had in fact been forwarded, that it wasn’t leaked to the press either from W.H. Staff or Nasa Personnel. Add to that, it has taken 10 years for it to come to light.

No, this story stinks worse than 3 day old fish.

*edit*

Also lets add in “that we will just let the crew expend their life support resources carrying out experiments that will be destroyed in the ensuing destruction of the shuttle instead of trying to save them”

47 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:44:33pm

re: #43 erik_t

It’s not. It smells worse than Glenn Beck’s Pamela Gellers post-bender shits.

FTFY

48 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:46:40pm

re: #45 jaunte

Another wingnut Twitter outrage.

49 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:47:21pm

re: #45 jaunte

“And neither will raging wingnuts”

50 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:50:55pm

re: #48 Gus

So he doesn’t like free riders?

51 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:52:00pm

re: #50 jaunte

So he doesn’t like free riders?

LiberateTheUSA @LiberateTheUSA

#Tyranny has come to America. I block #Lefties. I retweet haters. My favorite shadowy conservative groups are #Resist44 & #TGDN The #WAR for America has begun!

52 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:52:32pm

Angry and wingnut is no way to go through life son.

53 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:52:36pm

re: #51 Gus

Couch commando!

54 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:52:56pm

Honestly, I suspect previous administrator Daniel Goldin’s “Faster, Better, Cheaper” philosophy may have contributed to the culture at NASA. His tenure was marked by a lot of failed half-measures and a number of mission failures (Mars Polar Lander, Deep Space 2, Mars Climate Orbiter).

55 Shvaughn  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:54:40pm

re: #51 Gus

When I see #WAR spelled out like that, I always assume it stands for White Aryan Resistance.

56 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:55:15pm

re: #51 Gus

He’s quite a prolific tweeter.

57 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:55:28pm

re: #55 Shvaughn

When I see #WAR spelled out like that, I always assume it stands for White Aryan Resistance.

WAR: We are retarded.

58 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:56:07pm

re: #56 jaunte

He’s quite a prolific tweeter.

59 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:57:00pm

re: #58 Gus

But conservatives are rational and liberals are the hysterical ones, right?

60 The Mountain That Blogs  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:57:10pm

re: #58 Gus

I like this one:

Man, that makes my job sound cooler.

61 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:57:31pm

re: #54 dragonath

Honestly, I suspect previous administrator Daniel Goldin’s “Faster, Better, Cheaper” philosophy may have contributed to the culture at NASA. His tenure was marked by a lot of failed half-measures and a number of mission failures (Mars Polar Lander, Deep Space 2, Mars Climate Orbiter).

Reality always remains “Fast, Cheap, Good - Pick Two”

62 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:58:05pm

Obamacare in Five Words:
Conservatives are whiny little shits.

63 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:58:20pm

re: #60 The Mountain That Blogs

I like this one:

Man, that makes my job sound cooler.

Isn’t that a picture of William Buckley? He would be so proud.

64 Shvaughn  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:59:53pm

re: #57 Kragar

WAR: We are retarded.

I don’t know if my interpretation is worse than the most obvious conclusion, which is: they’re talking openly about civil war and armed rebellion against the legitimately elected government of the U.S.

We know how well that went in the 1860s for them.

65 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:00:00pm

re: #62 HappyWarrior

Obamacare in Five Words:
Conservatives are whiny little shits.

It passed, get over it.

66 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:00:11pm

They’re going nuts over there.

67 HoosierHoops  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:00:21pm

re: #46 Bubblehead II

Well consider this. If they in fact knew the mission was doomed, don’t you think that that info would not have been transmitted to the POTUS?

I find it hard to believe that if it had in fact been forwarded, that it wasn’t leaked to the press either from W.H. Staff or Nasa Personnel. Add to that, it has taken 10 years for it to come to light.

No, this story stinks worse than 3 day old fish.

You and I know that when the Gov’t spins up there is no force like it in the world. A sight to behold how thousands of people focus on an issue, and often succeed like Apollo 13. And with the Gov’t there are people tasked to deal with a worst case scenario. I expect nothing less from the Government of the US. We the people.. And that’s why it is nigh impossible to keep a secret..except for real high up secrets..
//

68 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:00:54pm

To the self-described “patriots” of 2013: My friends, this is NOT what tyranny looks like

What our present-day “patriots” call tyranny is, in fact, simply childish whining about not getting their way in this democracy of ours. If they don’t like laws that are passed, they cry to the heavens about their freedom being taken away and about our tyrannical government. If Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Adams and the other Founding Fathers were alive to see their theatrics, they would be mortified.

69 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:01:34pm

re: #65 Kragar

It passed, get over it.

Supreme Court affirmed its constitutionality.

70 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:01:55pm

re: #64 Shvaughn

I don’t know if my interpretation is worse than the most obvious conclusion, which is: they’re talking openly about civil war and armed rebellion against the legitimately elected government of the U.S.

We know how well that went in the 1860s for them.

“My aim then was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us.”
- William Tecumseh Sherman

71 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:02:17pm

GOPMommy ‏@gopmommy
#ObamaCareInFiveWords Low information voters screwed America.

Don’t tweet. But if I did, my response would be. Yeah, they voted Republican.

72 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:03:07pm

re: #71 Bubblehead II

GOPMommy ‏@gopmommy
#ObamaCareInFiveWords Low information voters screwed America.

Don’t tweet. But if I did, my response would be. Yeah, they voted Republican.

Yeah because Romney voters who think Obama is a Kenyan Muslim Socialists are totally informed.//

73 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:03:10pm

Today I learned the Nazis were full of sensible purpose. Oboozlebumcare is zee bad. Thank you NRO.

74 calochortus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:03:18pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

So what makes a password management app secure? Inquiring (but not very tech savvy) minds want to know.

75 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:04:45pm

re: #73 dragonath

Today I learned the Nazis were full of sensible purpose. Oboozlebumcare is zee bad. Thank you NRO.

NRO gets dumber and dumber by the day.

76 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:05:14pm

Arkansas GOP Lawmaker reaffirms his commitment to racism and depriving citizens of their rights

On Wednesday, the Arkansas Senate approved an unconstitutional bill to ban abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. As The Nation’s Lee Fang noted Friday, this is part of a larger strategy by chief sponsor Sen. Jason Rapert (R) to remake America as a arch-conservative country.

Rapert explained his long-term goals in a racist 2011 rant at a Tea Party rally, as he bashed President Obama for hosting a Ramadan celebration:

RAPERT: I hear you loud and clear, Barack Obama. You don’t represent the country that I grew up with. And your values is [sic] not going to save us. We’re going to take this country back for the Lord. We’re going to try to take this country back for conservatism. And we’re not going to allow minorities to run roughshod over what you people believe in!

77 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:06:43pm

re: #76 Kragar

Arkansas GOP Lawmaker reaffirms his commitment to racism and depriving citizens of their rights

orities to run roughshod over what you people believe in!

And you don’t represent my country asshole so go eat a bag of shit and fuck off.

78 calochortus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:07:30pm

I have an ad banner suggesting that I click to see my arrest record. Wouldn’t I already know about that?

79 Ghost of a Dopefish  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:07:44pm

One thing that I wish would start coming into more use is two-factor authentication. Traditional two-factor authentication has a little token that generates a random number. When you log in, you enter your username and password, followed by a number generated by the token. The account system has a record of your token and can calculate what the number generated should be, and the two have to match up in order to successfully log in. Even if your account information is stolen, there is no way for a hacker to reverse from your token ID to a correct random number.

80 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:10:00pm

re: #78 calochortus

I have an ad banner suggesting that I click to see my arrest record. Wouldn’t I already know about that?

Go for it.

Cisco: Mainstream Web Sites Are More Risky than Porn Sites

Cisco recently published its 2013 Annual Security Report [PDF file], which states that the highest concentration of online security threats target legitimate Web sites rather than pornography, pharmeutical or gambling sites — online shopping sites are 21 times more likely to deliver malware than counterfeit software sites, and online advertisements are 182 times more likely to deliver malware than pornography.

“Cisco’s analysis indicates that the vast majority of Web malware encounters actually occur via legitimate browsing of mainstream websites,” the report states. “In other words, the majority of encounters happen in the places that online users visit the most — and think are safe.”

81 Political Atheist  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:12:21pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

I’m skeptical about this report too. It seems far-fetched that mission controllers would know the crew was doomed but hide it from them.

I can’t say I’d be surprised if it turns out to be true, but it just doesn’t feel right to me.

I just do not believe they understood the damage that well that soon. I can easily think an individual who saw the video early might be freaked out but the normal command and review chain is not that fast.

82 calochortus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:14:13pm

re: #80 Kragar

Go for it.

Cisco: Mainstream Web Sites Are More Risky than Porn Sites

Too late-it’s been replaced by someone looking through a gunsight. I have no idea what they’re selling, but apparently it’s up to 70% off…

83 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:14:41pm

re: #78 calochortus

I have an ad banner suggesting that I click to see my arrest record. Wouldn’t I already know about that?

Depends. You may have been convicted In Absentia for something or other somewhere. Wouldn’t you want to know?

////

84 Skeetghazi  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:15:49pm

re: #78 calochortus

I have an ad banner suggesting that I click to see my arrest record. Wouldn’t I already know about that?

I keep getting that too. On other sites. I’m wondering if I got caught doing something that I’m unaware of.

85 Ghost of a Dopefish  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:16:40pm

re: #84 Stanley Sea

I keep getting that too. On other sites. I’m wondering if I got caught doing something that I’m unaware of.

Big Brother sees all.

86 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:16:57pm

Assemble the maroons!

87 Skeetghazi  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:16:58pm

re: #82 calochortus

Too late-it’s been replaced by someone looking through a gunsight. I have no idea what they’re selling, but apparently it’s up to 70% off…

Turbo Tax now.

88 calochortus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:19:14pm

re: #83 Bubblehead II

I guess I was pretty drunk at the time?

89 jhrhv  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:19:34pm

I saw something on slashdot that Oracle put out a massive security fix.

Oracle Responds to Java Security Flaws with 50 Fixes

90 The Mountain That Blogs  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:20:32pm

Commie pinkos on SCOTUS.

91 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:21:39pm

re: #86 jaunte

Assemble the maroons!

Right wingers threatening to move to Canada. I’ve seen it all now.

92 Skeetghazi  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:21:50pm

Back to the topic at hand. I use a throw away email for twitter. Dang if it took me 4 times to sign in correctly. No, no email notice. But damn, people have responded to my tweets and I totally miss it. Damn. 534 unread emails. (not all twitter related I think, I’m not reading….)

93 calochortus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:21:52pm

re: #87 Stanley Sea

I’ve still got “Dvor” which is apparently some shopping thing that includes weaponry. Hmmmm, shall I buy that epergne for the dining table or a tactical weapon? I know, I’ll get both…

94 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:21:59pm

re: #90 The Mountain That Blogs

Commie pinkos on SCOTUS.

BLACK ROBED SHADOW CABAL!!!!

95 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:22:08pm

Before current birth-control fight, Republicans backed mandates

Republicans are fighting a birth-control rule in President Obama’s healthcare law, but several states have enacted contraceptive mandates with the support of GOP lawmakers and governors.

96 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:22:55pm

re: #90 The Mountain That Blogs

Commie pinkos on SCOTUS.

Yeah about that. There’s thing called the Supreme Court and they disagree with you including the man many in your ideology once called their model justice.

97 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:23:20pm

re: #95 jaunte

Before current birth-control fight, Republicans backed mandates

Raise your hand if you’re honestly surprised by this. Because I sure as hell am not.

98 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:24:09pm

re: #97 HappyWarrior

Tirrrr-Annn-Eeeeee!

99 Dancing along the light of day  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:24:13pm

re: #84 Stanley Sea

Yes, but I won’t tell!
waves~

100 Skeetghazi  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:24:32pm

re: #99 Dancing along the light of day

Yes, but I won’t tell!
waves~

Hey Flo!!!!

101 Dancing along the light of day  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:24:51pm

re: #94 Kragar

Hello Kitty in Kragaristan!

102 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:25:18pm
103 Feline Fearless Leader  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:26:05pm

re: #93 calochortus

I’ve still got “Dvor” which is apparently some shopping thing that includes weaponry. Hmmmm, shall I buy that epergne for the dining table or a tactical weapon? I know, I’ll get both…

How about a dining room table made out of tactical weapons?

104 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:26:15pm

The Batshit-crazy signal must be illuminating the low-lying clouds.

105 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:26:20pm
106 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:27:05pm

re: #104 jaunte

The Batshit-crazy signal must be illuminating the low-lying clouds.

He’s just going to run off the name of every Western country and it’s going to be pointed out to him that they have some form of socialized medicine.

107 The Mountain That Blogs  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:27:25pm

re: #102 Gus

Truer words have never been spoken.

108 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:28:32pm

Tyranny: when a law you disagree with is voted on by a democratically elected legislature, passes, fails to be struck down in multiple legislative attempts to repeal it by the same democratically elected legislature, and is found to be constitutionally allowed in multiple courts whose judges have been appointed over years by both liberal and conservative leaning administrations.

109 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:28:35pm

re: #106 HappyWarrior

That’s it, I’m moving to Thailand. The fare is free, they only want two kidneys.

110 HoosierHoops  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:28:59pm

re: #99 Dancing along the light of day

Yes, but I won’t tell!
waves~

Hi you!

111 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:29:09pm

re: #108 Kragar

Tyranny: when a law you disagree with is voted on by a democratically elected legislature, passes, fails to be struck down in multiple legislative attempts to repeal it by the same democratically elected legislature, and is found to be constitutionally allowed in multiple courts whose judges have been appointed over years by both liberal and conservative leaning administrations.

I know, it’s just like Hitler except it’s nothing like Hitler!

112 Feline Fearless Leader  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:29:47pm

re: #109 jaunte

No, no, no. Suggest Singapore.

113 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:29:58pm
114 The Mountain That Blogs  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:30:04pm

re: #108 Kragar

Tyranny: when a law championed by a black President you disagree with is voted on by a democratically elected legislature, passes, fails to be struck down in multiple legislative attempts to repeal it by the same democratically elected legislature, and is found to be constitutionally allowed in multiple courts whose judges have been appointed over years by both liberal and conservative leaning administrations.

Fixed

115 calochortus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:30:36pm

re: #103 Feline Fearless Leader

How about a dining room table made out of tactical weapons?

Well, I would, but it would clash with the needlepoint upholstery on the dining room chair seats…

116 HoosierHoops  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:30:53pm

re: #109 jaunte

You mean last week’s deal of buy two get one free has expired?

117 Feline Fearless Leader  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:31:57pm

re: #111 HappyWarrior

I know, it’s just like Hitler except it’s nothing like Hitler!

Wait a minute. If the Nazi party was not senseless and had some good ideas, and Obama is modern-day US version of Hitler, doesn’t that mean that the National Review is pro-Obama??? And also therefore pro-Islam, etc. etc. I think we’ve found the 5th column in the conservative movement!
////

118 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:32:15pm

re: #111 HappyWarrior

I know, it’s just like Hitler except it’s nothing like Hitler!

Maybe they don’t mean Adolf, but some other Hitler who won a democratic election and was known for his moderate positions and relative popularity.

119 Feline Fearless Leader  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:33:03pm

[Link: xkcd.com…]

hehe. I’m saving that one for when I become an Evil Overlord.

120 HoosierHoops  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:33:50pm

re: #100 Stanley Sea

Hey Flo!!!!

I missed your Nic! LOL

121 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:34:09pm

ObamaCare in five words?

Nearly Identical To RomneyCare, Bitches

122 Ghost of a Dopefish  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:34:10pm

re: #119 Feline Fearless Leader

[Link: xkcd.com…]

hehe. I’m saving that one for when I become an Evil Overlord.

You mean, when your feline overlords become evil overlords. Because let’s face it, you’ll just be their little puppet.

123 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:35:32pm

re: #121 Lidane

ObamaCare in five words:

You’re still bitching about this?

124 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:35:33pm

re: #118 Kragar

Maybe they don’t mean Adolf, but some other Hitler who won a democratic election and was known for his moderate positions and relative popularity.

Yeah Floda.

125 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:35:54pm

Obamacare in five more letters
He’s not going to repeal.

126 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:36:21pm

Obamacare in five more
Really, this infuriates you, this?

127 Mich-again  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:37:10pm

The influence of the extremist right wing nutters is fading so the ones left on the sinking ship are getting more vocal and bombastic. Its a big collective death spasm.

128 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:37:32pm
129 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:37:41pm

things Mr. Welch can no longer do during an RPG

325. Even if he was a paragon of humanity in his alternate dimension, Good Hitler is not an appropriate superhero concept.

130 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:39:42pm

re: #129 Kragar

72. When my cleric is told to “Buff the Elf”, I know exactly what it means and may not miscontrue it in any way.

131 Dancing along the light of day  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:41:27pm

re: #110 HoosierHoops

smooches

132 erik_t  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:43:04pm

There’s no word, as far as I know, that can sufficiently capture my lack of enthusiasm for shoveling my sidewalk at 10F, in the breeze and in the dark.

133 Ghost of a Dopefish  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:43:15pm

re: #129 Kragar

things Mr. Welch can no longer do during an RPG

I am dying laughing at this list. Thanks for the laughs.

134 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:43:57pm

re: #130 jaunte

72. When my cleric is told to “Buff the Elf”, I know exactly what it means and may not miscontrue it in any way.

64. My paladin’s battle cry is not “Good for the Good God”

135 Ghost of a Dopefish  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:46:14pm

re: #134 Kragar

64. My paladin’s battle cry is not “Good for the Good God”

73. Not allowed to name my cudgel Ceremonial Whoopass Stick.

136 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:46:31pm

re: #133 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

I am dying laughing at this list. Thanks for the laughs.

Everyone needs to read it at least once.

137 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:49:12pm

145. I cannot go back in time to cut in line at the Declaration of Independence so everybody now is asked for their Terrence E. Woczinski when signing documents.

138 Feline Fearless Leader  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:49:21pm

re: #129 Kragar

things Mr. Welch can no longer do during an RPG

192. If the gun is best fired using the artillery skill, my character is not allowed to have it.

I’ve had a character who best skill was firing artillery.

139 HoosierHoops  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:50:09pm

re: #131 Dancing along the light of day

smooches

Hope you are well Hon. What are you doing this weekend? Big party planned?
I’m rooting for the 49’s ( of course )

140 Dancing along the light of day  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:50:14pm

I really liked Skippy’s list, but it seems to have been nuked.
or 404’d.
:(

141 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:50:30pm

re: #129 Kragar

474. Black and Decker does not make prosthetics.

Maybe not. But chainsaws seem to work.

142 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:51:16pm

re: #129 Kragar

things Mr. Welch can no longer do during an RPG

20. Polka is not appropriate marching music.

143 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:53:26pm

re: #142 Targetpractice

20. Polka is not appropriate marching music.

211. If at any point if my dwarf takes on the mannerisms of Macho Man Randy Savage, he dies.

144 Dancing along the light of day  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:54:16pm

re: #139 HoosierHoops

re: #139 HoosierHoops

Can I scare you? And maybe Winston too?

145 Dancing along the light of day  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:54:46pm

re: #143 Kragar

You have dwarves too?

146 HoosierHoops  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:56:38pm

re: #144 Dancing along the light of day

re: #139 HoosierHoops

Can I scare you? And maybe Winston too?

you bet..We are just watching shows about the SB!

147 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:57:00pm

re: #143 Kragar

211. If at any point if my dwarf takes on the mannerisms of Macho Man Randy Savage, he dies.

48. The elf is restricted to decaf for the rest of the adventure.

148 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:57:37pm
149 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:58:13pm

re: #145 Dancing along the light of day

You have dwarves too?

Played more than my fair share in my day.

150 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:59:12pm

83. My gnome does not like big butts and he cannot lie.

151 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 7:59:36pm

re: #50 jaunte

So he doesn’t like free riders?

A sad use of William f. Buckley’s photo there. WFB would have nothing to do with #TGDN, of that I am sure.

152 TedStriker  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:00:20pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

I’ll bet this has something to do with the outages Twitter had this week.

Probing Twitter’s defenses…

153 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:01:48pm

re: #152 TedStriker

I hope the Chinese aren’t plotting to make people sound crazy on twitter.

154 TedStriker  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:02:41pm

re: #70 Kragar

“My aim then was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us.”
- William Tecumseh Sherman

The inspiration for the “to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!” quote from Conan the Barbarian.

155 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:03:24pm

A washed-up actor says what?

156 Skeetghazi  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:03:26pm

re: #123 Kragar

ObamaCare in five words:

You’re still bitching about this?

The Law Of The Land

157 Skeetghazi  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:03:52pm

I’m behind.

158 Ghost of a Dopefish  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:04:55pm

re: #157 Stanley Sea

I’m behind.

Run faster.

159 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:04:56pm

re: #151 Dark_Falcon

A sad use of William f. Buckley’s photo there. WFB would have nothing to do with #TGDN, of that I am sure.

But what would WFB say about this?

160 TedStriker  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:05:50pm

re: #155 Lidane

A washed-up actor says what?

What.The.Fuck?!?

Get bent, Victoria.

161 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:06:23pm

re: #155 Lidane

A washed-up actor says what?

Yeah I hear this whiny complaint a lot. “We have black history month so why not white history month waaaaaaah?” It would be funny if it wasn’t such a sad tune.

162 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:07:39pm

re: #155 Lidane

A washed-up actor says what?

163 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:07:39pm

re: #153 jaunte

I hope the Chinese aren’t plotting to make people sound crazy on twitter.

They can make people sound crazier than #TGDN? Wow!

164 Ghost of a Dopefish  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:07:45pm

re: #161 HappyWarrior

Yeah I hear this whiny complaint a lot. “We have black history month so why not white history month waaaaaaah?” It would be funny if it wasn’t such a sad tune.

Yeah, I hear it a lot too. Like white people have ever been oppressed in anything even resembling the way black people were.

165 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:08:06pm
166 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:08:14pm

485. My Mossad agent’s battlecry is not “Torah, Torah, Torah”

167 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:08:45pm

re: #166 Kragar

485. My Mossad agent’s battlecry is not “Torah, Torah, Torah”

124. I cannot insert the words “Kill Phil, Sorry Phil” into any list of instructions.

168 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:09:00pm

re: #157 Stanley Sea

I’m behind.

Good. The Zombies will get you first :-)

169 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:09:07pm

re: #151 Dark_Falcon

A sad use of William f. Buckley’s photo there. WFB would have nothing to do with #TGDN, of that I am sure.

Any comment on this steaming pile?

At some point I think even you are going to have to realize how far the National Review has fallen, and that it’s a systemic sickness, the entire publication is diseased.

170 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:11:50pm

167. I was not recruited by Star League for any reason.

171 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:12:09pm

re: #164 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Yeah, I hear it a lot too. Like white people have ever been oppressed in anything even resembling the way black people were.

Yeah and if you point that out, you’re just filled with white liberal guilt. No, it’s called knowing that what my ancestors went through isn’t as bad as what African Americans had to go through. But thanks.

172 alpuz  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:12:43pm

It’s been a bit o’ a long week. I’ll let the Minutemen speak for me with regards to the twitter gulag dramaqueens. Off to fall asleep watching ‘we jam econo’.

173 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:12:50pm

re: #165 jaunte

And how many years of Constitutional law study do you have Mr. Twit?

174 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:12:58pm

re: #159 Lidane

But what would WFB say about this?

That’s not a defense of the Nazis, nor of the Al Qaeda jihadis in Benghazi. It’s a criticism using the word ‘senseless’ in reference to their violent misdeeds.

I agree that ‘senseless’ is not appropriate in those cases. The totalitarians in question carried out their actions in service to their ideology. The killing of civilians by the SS (and by Al Qaeda) was (and is) was planned and intended to achieve certain goals. Utterly evil goals, but goals nevertheless.

175 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:14:04pm

re: #169 goddamnedfrank

Any comment on this steaming pile?

At some point I think even you are going to have to realize how far the National Review has fallen, and that it’s a systemic sickness, the entire publication is diseased.

Obama said a word!

Fauxtrage.

176 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:14:35pm

re: #175 Gus

Obama said a word!

Fauxtrage.

Obama worked to get himself re-elected president, even more fauxrage.

177 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:14:53pm
178 erik_t  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:15:18pm

re: #174 Dark_Falcon

That’s not a defense of the Nazis, nor of the Al Qaeda jihadis in Benghazi. It’s a criticism using the word ‘senseless’ in reference to their violent misdeeds.

Come fuckin’ off it, unless you’d like to describe ‘killing a group because they’re a group’ as ‘sense’.

179 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:15:22pm

Quite frankly NRO should have lost all cred when they started having the white nationalists write for them. There’s conservatism and then there’s people who eerily channel Stormfront.

180 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:15:42pm

re: #174 Dark_Falcon

That’s not a defense of the Nazis, nor of the Al Qaeda jihadis in Benghazi. It’s a criticism using the word ‘senseless’ in reference to their violent misdeeds.

I agree that ‘senseless’ is not appropriate in those cases. The totalitarians in question carried out their actions in service to their ideology. The killing of civilians by the SS (and by Al Qaeda) was (and is) was planned and intended to achieve certain goals. Utterly evil goals, but goals nevertheless.

“Those who perished as a result of Nazi terror, millions of individual men and women and children whose lives were taken so senselessly, must never be forgotten.”
— Ronald Reagan, February 2, 1983

181 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:16:33pm

English is teh hard.

182 Mich-again  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:16:36pm

re: #174 Dark_Falcon

Just mentioning Nazis in a piece wholly intended to criticize Obama is just plain stupid. It doesn’t matter one bit what nuanced angle the writer may have had in mind.

183 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:17:00pm

Strikes me as a really stupid thing to nitpick. Okay, yes the Nazis had actual goals but does that writer really have a bone pick to pick with people describing the murder of innocent men, women, and children as senseless? Seriously. Again this is why I find NRO to be a joke. They keep on showing themselves to be hacks above all else.

184 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:20:15pm

I just wish there was time travel for the explicit reason of sending people back in time who don’t understand history to see how fucking wrong they are. You think Obama is Hitler? Find here’s a one way trip to Warsaw circa 1942. Good luck.

185 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:20:16pm

re: #129 Kragar

things Mr. Welch can no longer do during an RPG

189. Tourretes is not a flaw, it is a reason to kill the character at creation.

186 erik_t  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:20:23pm

re: #183 HappyWarrior

Again this is why I find NRO Republican defenders to be a joke. They keep on showing themselves to be hacks above all else.

FTFY.

This is absurdity. Nobody who defends this horrific bullshit should be given the goddamned time of day.

187 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:20:28pm

re: #169 goddamnedfrank

Any comment on this steaming pile?

At some point I think even you are going to have to realize how far the National Review has fallen, and that it’s a systemic sickness, the entire publication is diseased.

“Nazism may have been an ideology to which the United States was — and to which the president is — implacably opposed, but it is hardly “senseless.”

WOW! DF, If you can support this tripe, then you are truly lost.

188 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:21:18pm

re: #174 Dark_Falcon

You know that article practically calls lebesraum a sensible thing.

Why?

Obama bad! He worse than Hitler!!

189 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:21:41pm

Eliana Johnson wants you to know that you are not only wrong, you’re “cheap.”

[Link: www.nationalreview.com…]

190 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:21:59pm

re: #181 Gus

Someone at NRO needs to start being an editor when they see silly pieces like that one submitted.

“Yes, the Nazis had goals, and they were supported by a large part of the population, but that doesn’t confer “sense” on those goals. Find another topic to criticize Obama about, there should be plenty.”

191 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:22:01pm

Dear National Review. Shut the fuck up. Thanks.

192 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:22:34pm

re: #185 Lidane

189. Tourretes is not a flaw, it is a reason to kill the character at creation.

635. Arguments cannot end with the statement ‘Alright, we’ll settle this like penguins!’

193 erik_t  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:23:09pm

WE APPARENTLY CONDONE COMPARISONS OF THE DEMOCRATICALLY-ELECTED (DEMOCRAT) (BLACK) PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO ADOLF FUCKING HITLER

I LITERALLY JUST SMACKED MY FOREHEAD SO HARD THAT IT HURT

194 bratwurst  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:23:18pm

re: #187 Bubblehead II

“Nazism may have been an ideology to which the United States was — and to which the president is — implacably opposed, but it is hardly “senseless.”

So it MAY have been an ideology to which the United States was — and to which the president is — implacably opposed…does that also mean it MAY NOT have been?

I was really hoping I wouldn’t find NRO’s booster here defending this nonsense.

195 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:23:56pm

Frankly fuck the NRO.

196 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:24:12pm

re: #193 erik_t

I LITERALLY JUST SMACKED MY FOREHEAD SO HARD THAT IT HURT

Image: hitlerfacepalm.jpg

197 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:24:50pm

re: #192 Kragar

635. Arguments cannot end with the statement ‘Alright, we’ll settle this like penguins!’

174. There is no use of Shatner’s spoken word album that doesn’t require a humanity check.

198 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:25:26pm

re: #192 Kragar

635. Arguments cannot end with the statement ‘Alright, we’ll settle this like penguins!’

490. Quoting Bob Dobbs while charging into battle is unusual. Quoting Bob Newhart is right out. Quoting Bob Dylan is just silly.

199 erik_t  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:25:46pm

Re: new LGF feature requests, I petition Mr. Johnson for a +20 Negbang of Raeg for any goddamned head-up-own-ass imbecile who moronically compares a nationally elected US politician to Adolf Hitler or who condones and/or justifies same.

200 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:26:01pm

Repost:

re: #157 Gus

Oh goody. More craziness.

Nazism may have been an ideology to which the United States was — and to which the president is — implacably opposed, but it is hardly “senseless.” By the early 1930s, the Nazi party had hundreds of thousands of devoted members and repeatedly attracted a third of the votes in German elections; its political leaders campaigned on a platform comprising 25 non-senseless points, including the “unification of all Germans,” a demand for “land and territory for the sustenance of our people,” and an assertion that “no Jew can be a member of the race.” Suffice it to say, many sensible Germans were persuaded.
— Eliana Johnson, National Review

201 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:26:32pm

re: #198 Lidane

490. Quoting Bob Dobbs while charging into battle is unusual. Quoting Bob Newhart is right out. Quoting Bob Dylan is just silly.

221. If I get that Yugo up to 120mph again, that’s gonna get some paradox.

202 bratwurst  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:26:52pm

re: #189 Charles Johnson

Eliana Johnson wants you to know that you are not only wrong, you’re “cheap.”

[Link: www.nationalreview.com…]

I guess I am just too far to the left to understand the “sense” of violence and genocide the way this learned author does. I am going to cry myself to sleep tonight, knowing I have to live with this “enormous impediment to understanding the world and the forces at work in it”.

203 Varek Raith  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:27:10pm

So, NRO, the holocaust made ‘sense’?
If not, then it is senseless, dumbasses.

204 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:27:31pm

re: #187 Bubblehead II

“Nazism may have been an ideology to which the United States was — and to which the president is — implacably opposed, but it is hardly “senseless.”

WOW! DF, If you can support this tripe, then you are truly lost.

Senseless gets thrown around too much and its not the right word for the Holocaust. Vile, genocidal, horrific, monstrous: These are better words.

205 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:28:02pm
The hysterical reaction elicited by my post underscores precisely the point I intended to make–that the notion, now deeply ingrained on the left, that violence is by definition senseless and incomprehensible poses an enormous impediment to understanding the world and the forces at work in it.

I do believe she’s making up an imaginary misunderstanding on the part of a fictional opponent in order to vanquish it easily in a one-sided debate.
There should be some kind of a nickname for that practice.

206 erik_t  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:28:32pm

re: #204 Dark_Falcon

Senseless gets thrown around too much and its not the right word for the Holocaust. Vile, genocidal, horrific, monstrous: These are better words.

You’re insane. Get bent.

207 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:28:43pm

1.
destitute or deprived of sensation; unconscious.
2.
lacking mental perception, appreciation, or comprehension.
3.
stupid or foolish, as persons or actions.
4.
nonsensical or meaningless, as words: This letter is either cryptic or senseless.

Check please.

208 The Spectre of the Ghost of a Flea  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:29:51pm

Kinder, Küche, Kirche; antisemitism; and protectionist economics with added racism and unicorns. With special post-election “rolling conquest of Eastern Europe to create expendable slave labor to create the agricultural and manufacturing base for the following generations of pastoral Aryan overlords and their less-expendable slave labor.”

Yep. It is totally sane and not-at-all dickish to describe the NSDAP platform as “sensible” just to count coup against President Obama’s use of the word “senseless.”

209 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:30:25pm

re: #204 Dark_Falcon

Senseless gets thrown around too much and its not the right word for the Holocaust. Vile, genocidal, horrific, monstrous: These are better words.

Obama used the word “senseless.” Ronald Reagan used to word “senselessly.” Seriously, give me a freaking break here. Quit expecting people to say exactly what you want them to say. Man up.

210 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:30:39pm

re: #204 Dark_Falcon

Senseless gets thrown around too much and its not the right word for the Holocaust. Vile, genocidal, horrific, monstrous: These are better words.

Pedantic jackassery.

211 Varek Raith  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:31:05pm

If the holocaust made ‘sense’ to you, fuck off.

212 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:31:20pm

Ten years ago Sunday, thousands of American lives were lost in a brutal terrorist attack. The scenes of that day—the senseless acts of violence, the selfless acts of bravery in response—remain seared into our memories and will never fade from history. Today, as we did then, a reflective nation offers its thoughts and prayers to the families of those who were taken from us on that fateful day. Our nation responded, justly, to hunt down and punish those responsible for the attack and against forces that would visit similar horrors on our shores if given the means, opportunity and time.
September 8, 2011
By Congressman Paul Ryan

213 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:31:22pm
“At this historic hour, we German Social Democrats pledge ourselves to the principles of humanity and justice, of freedom and Socialism. No Enabling Law can give you the power to destroy ideas which are eternal and indestructible … From this new persecution too German Social Democracy can draw new strength. We send greetings to the persecuted and oppressed. We greet our friends in the Reich. Their steadfastness and loyalty deserve admiration. The courage with which they maintain their convictions and their unbroken confidence guarantee a brighter future.” - Otto Wels

Haw! What a insensible moonbat!

214 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:31:43pm

Paul Ryan called 9/11 senseless acts of violence.

Outrage!

215 erik_t  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:32:19pm

Goddamned shit. Genocide may be evil, but it’s not “senseless”.

This is the hardest downding I’ve ever dispensed, and so help me Christ, if I ever have to give a harder one I might as well just leave.

What the fuck.

216 Mich-again  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:32:58pm

This is f*king awesome!
Rush Limbaugh Denied Service at Mexican Restaurant

“Your ugly, racist views mean you’re liable to cause a disturbance in my restaurant. And I simply can’t have that. So you can take that outrage, put it in this ketchup bottle, shove it up your ass, and get off my property. Es su obligación.”

217 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:33:25pm

re: #216 Mich-again

This is f*king awesome!
Rush Limbaugh Denied Service at Mexican Restaurant

I heard that was a joke.

218 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:33:31pm

re: #201 Targetpractice

221. If I get that Yugo up to 120mph again, that’s gonna get some paradox.

Oh my…

776. Even if it was obviously in self defense, my character is not allowed to kill George Takei.

219 Skeetghazi  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:33:32pm

night you senseless fucks

220 Mich-again  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:34:03pm

re: #217 HappyWarrior

I heard that was a joke.

Oh.. well its an awesome joke.

221 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:34:04pm

re: #201 Targetpractice

221. If I get that Yugo up to 120mph again, that’s gonna get some paradox.

827. My battlemech does not play Dixie every time I hit the jump jets.

222 bratwurst  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:34:19pm

Ronald Reagan, Message to the Turkish Jewish Community on the Massacre at Neve Shalom Synagogue in Istanbul September 9, 1986:

The senseless killing of twenty-two members of the congregation at the Neve Shalom Synagogue on September 6 has shocked all Americans. You have our deepest sympathy in this hour of grief.

These vicious murders were an attack on the values and standards of civilized men everywhere, and we are resolute in our determination to put an end to such horrors. In your sorrow and suffering, I hope it will be of some comfort to know that the people of the United States stand with you.

[Link: www.presidency.ucsb.edu…]

223 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:34:46pm

re: #216 Mich-again

This is f*king awesome!
Rush Limbaugh Denied Service at Mexican Restaurant

It’s a parody site.

224 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:35:05pm

re: #204 Dark_Falcon

Senseless gets thrown around too much and its not the right word for the Holocaust. Vile, genocidal, horrific, monstrous: These are better words.

You have just become an auto down ding and scroll over.

225 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:35:33pm

re: #221 Kragar

827. My battlemech does not play Dixie every time I hit the jump jets.

278. Anything the DM has to ponder the full impact of for more than a minute is forbidden.

226 Mich-again  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:36:12pm

re: #223 Charles Johnson

It’s a parody site.

I saw it on the internet so it must be true!

227 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:36:14pm

re: #225 Targetpractice

278. Anything the DM has to ponder the full impact of for more than a minute is forbidden.

845. It’s not a good idea to taunt Greek heroes with “Who’s your daddy?”

228 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:37:10pm

re: #227 Kragar

845. It’s not a good idea to taunt Greek heroes with “Who’s your daddy?”

296. I cannot make called shots with a crew served weapon.

229 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:37:43pm

Well the National Review was supporting apartheid South Africa into the 70s so this really isn’t too far from their sense of morality.

230 HoosierHoops  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:38:10pm

re: #226 Mich-again

I saw it on the internet so it must be true!

I’m a french model…

231 erik_t  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:38:42pm

re: #224 Bubblehead II

You have just become an auto down ding and scroll over.

I have been just as angry, but I’ve never been angrier on the internet.

Holy mother of god, we’ve got a Republican voter defending the National Review comparing our democratically-elected (with what once passed as a goddamned mandate) to Adolf fucking Hilter, one of the most monstrous monsters of all of recorded human history.

Because… something. Democratic blackness healthcareity.

Very rarely have I ever been so disgusted.

YOU JUST COMPARED THE MURDERER OF TENS OF MILLIONS TO A (BLACK) MAN WHO WANTS TO CHARGE YOU A FEW EXTRA DOLLARS TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE TO YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS.

THERE IS SOMETHING VERY SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH YOU.

232 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:38:44pm

re: #229 dragonath

Well the National Review was supporting apartheid South Africa into the 70s so this really isn’t too far from their sense of morality.

Yeah that’s another strike against them.

233 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:39:21pm

re: #230 HoosierHoops

I’m a french model…

How do mademoiselle?

234 Mich-again  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:40:18pm

re: #230 HoosierHoops

I’m a french model…

Peugeot or Renault?

235 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:40:36pm

‘Senseless’ to me means something like ‘pointless’. I don’t use it for monsters acting in accord with a thought out plan. But that’s me, and I going to agreed that the article in question was hypocritical in going after Obama for something many conservatives have said.

I apologize for any offense I caused.

236 HoosierHoops  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:41:16pm

re: #233 HappyWarrior

How do mademoiselle?

I’m a male french model.. You a bigot big boy?
//

237 erik_t  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:42:04pm

re: #235 Dark_Falcon

‘Senseless’ to me means something like ‘pointless’. I don’t use it for monsters acting in accord with a thought out plan. But that’s me, and I going to agreed that the article in question was hypocritical in going after Obama for something many conservatives have said.

I apologize for any offense I caused.

On no planet in this galaxy can you convince me you somefriggin’how missed this connection.

238 Single-handed sailor  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:45:02pm

re: #216 Mich-again

This is f*king awesome!
Rush Limbaugh Denied Service at Mexican Restaurant

From Daily Currant. satire.

239 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:45:38pm

re: #235 Dark_Falcon

‘Senseless’ to me means something like ‘pointless’. I don’t use it for monsters acting in accord with a thought out plan. But that’s me, and I going to agreed that the article in question was hypocritical in going after Obama for something many conservatives have said.

I apologize for any offense I caused.

I wasn’t offended. I just can’t see how this makes sense since Ronald Reagan effectively communicated the same thing using the word senselessly instead. Why, can Ronald Reagan who is so revered by conservatives, get a pass on this while Obama does not?

240 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:45:58pm

re: #228 Targetpractice

296. I cannot make called shots with a crew served weapon.

980. As a matter of fact, a 90’ tall hostile pineapple is much more terrifying than a dragon.

1012. Note to self: Lightsaberchucks…BAD IDEA

242 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:47:02pm

re: #240 Lidane

980. As a matter of fact, a 90’ tall hostile pineapple is much more terrifying than a dragon.

1012. Note to self: Lightsaberchucks…BAD IDEA

952. Keifer Sutherland does not make numerous cameos in my character’s background telling him he’s destined for greatness.

243 Renaissance_Man  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:47:02pm

re: #204 Dark_Falcon

Senseless gets thrown around too much and its not the right word for the Holocaust. Vile, genocidal, horrific, monstrous: These are better words.

I guarantee you did not discover this sudden passionate defence of the word ‘senseless’ until someone at NRO wrote a made-up Obama attack piece with it.

244 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:47:06pm

re: #239 Gus

I wasn’t offended. I just can’t see how this makes sense since Ronald Reagan effectively communicated the same thing using the word senselessly instead. Why, can Ronald Reagan who is so revered by conservatives, get a pass on this while Obama does not?

The answer: Reagan and Obama should both be allowed their choice of words and the article is churlish and wrongly partisan.

245 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:48:01pm

re: #239 Gus

Why, can Ronald Reagan who is so revered by conservatives, get a pass on this while Obama does not?

Because anti-colonialism, that’s why.

246 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:48:13pm

re: #242 Kragar

952. Keifer Sutherland does not make numerous cameos in my character’s background telling him he’s destined for greatness.

336. Cannot start a Cthuhlu character with a pre-existing hatred of books, altars and cutlery.

247 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:48:42pm

re: #246 Targetpractice

336. Cannot start a Cthuhlu character with a pre-existing hatred of books, altars and cutlery.

960. I will not base my Call of Cthulhu character off the lead character in Slingblade.

248 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:50:20pm

re: #247 Kragar

960. I will not base my Call of Cthulhu character off the lead character in Slingblade.

346. I most certainly don’t have weapon proficiency in a Phased-plasma rifle in the forty watt range.

249 Mich-again  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:52:40pm

re: #241 jaunte

Such a senseless tragedy.

250 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:53:49pm

re: #247 Kragar

960. I will not base my Call of Cthulhu character off the lead character in Slingblade.

1084. My sumo wrestler can’t have lap band surgery without affecting his martial arts skills.

1085. “Everybody Wang Chung tonight” is not an acceptable use of the Mass Suggestion spell.

1316. A NASCAR pit crew cannot repair all my vehicle’s damage in one round.

251 Renaissance_Man  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:55:50pm

re: #249 Mich-again

Such a senseless tragedy.

Apparently it’s critically important that we don’t overuse that word.

I’m going to have to ask you to make another choice, or else you’re no different than Hitler.

252 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:56:49pm

re: #231 erik_t

May The Dirty Of Your Choice Smile Down Upon You and all that.

Because if these idiots get power, well all Hell is going to break loose.

253 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:57:07pm

re: #250 Lidane

1084. My sumo wrestler can’t have lap band surgery without affecting his martial arts skills.

1085. “Everybody Wang Chung tonight” is not an acceptable use of the Mass Suggestion spell.

1316. A NASCAR pit crew cannot repair all my vehicle’s damage in one round.

1001. No matter how bad the game is going, I won’t stradle the table like Slim Pickens riding a bomb.

254 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:57:21pm

On the subject of Godwin, my favorite was when Glenn Beck said that empathy was something Hitler practiced. Because when you think about being empathetic towards others, you think of the Third Reich. Just like I think of kindness when I think of the Soviet Union.

255 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:57:30pm

re: #253 Kragar

1001. No matter how bad the game is going, I won’t stradle the table like Slim Pickens riding a bomb.

400. Check the door means to listen at it, not put several rounds through it.

256 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:57:58pm

I’m sorry for the foot-in-mouth language nannying.

I was wrong.

257 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:58:15pm

re: #235 Dark_Falcon

‘Senseless’ to me means something like ‘pointless’. I don’t use it for monsters acting in accord with a thought out plan. But that’s me, and I going to agreed that the article in question was hypocritical in going after Obama for something many conservatives have said.

:0

C’mon, Dark, it’s the premise of the article- not that Reagan used the word too.

258 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:58:18pm

re: #255 Targetpractice

400. Check the door means to listen at it, not put several rounds through it.

1328. The very concept of a Hutt lap dancer will earn me a dark side point.

259 Mich-again  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:58:54pm

re: #244 Dark_Falcon

The answer: Reagan and Obama should both be allowed their choice of words and the article is churlish and wrongly partisan.

I think the GOP needs to face up to the fact that they would ridicule Ronald Reagan today as a left wing bleeding heart liberal commie.

260 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 8:59:58pm

re: #253 Kragar

1001. No matter how bad the game is going, I won’t stradle the table like Slim Pickens riding a bomb.

1374. No matter I well I make the animal handling roll, I can’t break in a Juggernaught of Khorne.

261 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:00:51pm

re: #260 Lidane

1374. No matter I well I make the animal handling roll, I can’t break in a Juggernaught of Khorne.

443. Zombies are not infectious in D&D. So I should stop shooting PCs in the head if they are bitten.

262 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:01:52pm

re: #257 dragonath

:0

C’mon, Dark, it’s the premise of the article- not that Reagan used the word too.

That’s what I was saying: The article is grounded on a poor premise.

263 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:02:22pm

National Review still the bastion of conservative intellectualism?

264 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:03:53pm

re: #259 Mich-again

I think the GOP needs to face up to the fact that they would ridicule Ronald Reagan today as a left wing bleeding heart liberal commie.

They’d call him an appeaser. Can you imagine if Obama were president during the Cold War and wanted dialogue with the Soviet leader? The right doesn’t even know what it really wants anymore. They know Obama bad but that’s all.

265 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:04:19pm

re: #263 Amory Blaine

National Review still the bastion of conservative intellectualism?

Just like Aristocrat is good vodka.

266 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:04:41pm

re: #265 HappyWarrior

*shudder*

267 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:04:47pm

What is a good site to search for apartments?

268 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:05:49pm

re: #266 Amory Blaine

*shudder*

Right there with ya man.

269 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:06:48pm

re: #262 Dark_Falcon

That’s what I was saying: The article is grounded on a poor premise.

I’m sorry, it seemed as if you were more concerned with the NRO inadvertently contradicting the holy words of St. Reagan.

It’s grounded, all right… grounded to a lightning rod.

270 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:07:18pm

re: #268 HappyWarrior

Image: No._1.jpg

271 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:08:16pm

re: #265 HappyWarrior

Just like Aristocrat is good vodka.

From the makers of “Two Fingers Tequila”
[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

272 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:08:50pm

re: #270 Amory Blaine

Image: No._1.jpg

Image: burnetts_flavored_vodka_big_3.jpg
One of the few reasons I miss college for 500, Alex. Had some Sobiewski earlier. Now that comrades is vodka.

273 HoosierHoops  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:09:12pm

re: #267 ProBosniaLiberal

What is a good site to search for apartments?

[Link: www.apartments.com…]

274 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:10:05pm

re: #224 Bubblehead II

You have just become an auto down ding and scroll over.

I’m sorry and I retract that statement.

275 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:13:52pm

re: #272 HappyWarrior
Polish make good vodkas I like their potato vodkas. Lately I’ve been buying Ketel One myself though, a favorite of mine. Smooth.

276 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:15:05pm

Oh hey, Virginia is in the news again

Hybrid car owners protest McDonnell’s proposed $100 fee

On Thursday, a senate committee reviewed the $3.1 billion transportation package that would eliminate the state’s gas tax and impose the $100 fee.

McDonnell called the $100 fee on alternative fuel vehicles a substitute for losses in the federal gas tax when he appeared on WTOP’s “Ask the Governor” show this week.

277 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:15:06pm

re: #275 Amory Blaine

Polish make good vodkas I like their potato vodkas. Lately I’ve been buying Ketel One myself though, a favorite of mine. Smooth.

They do. I’ve only had Sobieski ever but I want to try more of theirs.

278 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:15:59pm

re: #276 dragonath

Oh hey, Virginia is in the news again

Hybrid car owners protest McDonnell’s proposed $100 fee

Imposing fees on environmentally conscious drivers, yeah that’s a winner Bob.

279 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:17:29pm

re: #276 dragonath

They are getting blatant, aren’t they?

Is there any little Republican project that they love and cherish we can end in another state? I’ve had a bad day, so I feel like eye-for-an-eye right now.

280 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:17:52pm

re: #256 Dark_Falcon

I’m sorry for the foot-in-mouth language nannying.

I was wrong.

No Shit Sherlock. Are you now ready to call out the Republican Party for its failures? To denounce this shit in a HONEST manner.

This is after all, the only thing we ask.

Is it too much?

281 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:20:41pm

re: #261 Targetpractice

443. Zombies are not infectious in D&D. So I should stop shooting PCs in the head if they are bitten.

944. Before accepting a harem as a reward for my heroism, need to check with the wife.

282 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:21:47pm

re: #281 Lidane

944. Before accepting a harem as a reward for my heroism, need to check with the wife.

603. I cannot have any gun mentioned in the Geneva Convention by name.

283 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:22:38pm

re: #280 Bubblehead II

No Shit Sherlock. Are you now ready to call out the Republican Party for its failures? To denounce this shit in a HONEST manner.

This is after all, the only thing we ask.

Is it too much?

I’m the GOP’s defender, for the most part, not its critic. Most of my criticism will continue to be aimed at the Democrats. I’ll try to not to endorse badly done or dishonest articles and speeches, but I’m not one for denouncing my own faction.

284 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:25:45pm

re: #279 ProBosniaLiberal

They are getting blatant, aren’t they?

Is there any little Republican project that they love and cherish we can end in another state? I’ve had a bad day, so I feel like eye-for-an-eye right now.

McDonnell? I don’t think he has anything in particular. Dude annoys the living fuck out of me because he likes to play this stupid passive aggressive game of being somewhat reasonable (read rejecting the stupid plan to change the electoral votes and not going through with the transvaginal ultraounds) but then he does shit like this as well as continues to let his AG make a joke out of our state. So glad his Lt Governor is going to really throw a screw into Cuccinnelli’s gubernatorial plans. I’ve never voted for Bill Bolling and I never will but man do I appreciate that he sees what a fanatical whacko Ken Cuccinneli is.

285 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:27:57pm

re: #282 Targetpractice

603. I cannot have any gun mentioned in the Geneva Convention by name.

1841. No using ventriloquism to trick the Khorne Berzerkers into slaughtering each other.

Actually got away with using the Vent spell to do something like that once.

286 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:28:09pm

re: #284 HappyWarrior

No, I mean a Republican-loved project in a Blue State that can be reversed and taxed in this manner.

287 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:28:52pm

re: #286 ProBosniaLiberal

No, I mean a Republican-loved project in a Blue State that can be reversed and taxed in this manner.

Ah fuck if I know.

288 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:29:25pm

The Sommelier at the store spotted my gruff figure placing a bottle of Midori in my cart. He asked me what I was going to do with it. I shrugged my shoulders, smiled and said ” what ain’t I gonna do with it”.

289 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:30:31pm

1852. Afros are not acceptable haircuts for Adeptus Astartes.
1853. I can’t chew gum during chapter briefings, even if I brought enough for the entire Space Marine Chapter.

290 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:30:49pm

re: #289 Kragar

1852. Afros are not acceptable haircuts for Adeptus Astartes.
1853. I can’t chew gum during chapter briefings, even if I brought enough for the entire Space Marine Chapter.

660. Walmart is not my one stop shopping place for hunting vampires.

291 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:34:39pm
292 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:34:46pm

re: #283 Dark_Falcon

I’m the GOP’s defender, for the most part, not its critic. Most of my criticism will continue to be aimed at the Democrats. I’ll try to not to endorse badly done or dishonest articles and speeches, but I’m not one for denouncing my own faction.

And that is why you and your party will fail and be swept into the dust bin of history.

293 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:35:39pm

re: #283 Dark_Falcon

I hope you’re enjoying your loyalty to a party full of homophobes, contraception opponents and gun nuts.

294 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:35:44pm

re: #276 dragonath

Oh hey, Virginia is in the news again

Hybrid car owners protest McDonnell’s proposed $100 fee

How does one propose a “$3.1 billion transportation package” while eliminating gasoline taxes and imposing a $100 fee on alternative fuel vehicles? A lot of fleet vehicles use alternative fuels. Then he says, “It’s meant to compensate for the federal gas tax that those vehicles do not pay.” That won’t change regardless since states can’t change federal gasoline taxes which are currently at 18.4¢/gal. Is this a bait and switch? Removing state gasoline taxes but using federal funds for the transportation package?

295 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:36:31pm

re: #291 Kragar

Gallup: Gun owners tend to be married white Southern men

But what of the scores of single mothers who need an AR-15 to fight off the hordes of drug-crazed cartel hitmen?

///

296 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:37:00pm

re: #294 Gus

How does one propose a “$3.1 billion transportation package” while eliminating gasoline taxes and imposing a $100 fee on alternative fuel vehicles? A lot of fleet vehicles use alternative fuels. Then he says, “It’s meant to compensate for the federal gas tax that those vehicles do not pay.” That won’t change regardless since states can’t change federal gasoline taxes which are currently at 18.4¢/gal. Is this a bait and switch? Removing states gasoline taxes but using federal funds for the transportation package?

I stopped trying to figure him out the minute he acted like the stuff he wrote while at Regent’s law school didn’t represent his views even though his record in the state legislature showed he still had a lot of the same views,

297 engineer cat  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:40:20pm

i may have to go see Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D out of sheer frustration and despair

298 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:40:36pm

I don’t recall love for single mothers from the GOP before. What gives?

299 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:41:18pm

Ah, so it is total bullshit.

Senate panel approves McDonnell transportation plan

RICHMOND – The Senate Finance Committee approved Gov. Bob McDonnell’s transportation funding proposal to eliminate the state’s 17.5-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax in favor of increasing the sales tax to 5.8 percent.

In addition to raising the sales tax from 5 percent to 5.8 percent, the measure also increases the amount of revenue generated from the current sales tax dedicated to transportation funding from 0.5 percent to 0.75 percent.

The proposal includes a $15 increase in vehicle registration fees, and a $100 annual fee for alternative fuel vehicles. The revenue generated from these fees would be dedicated to expanding mass transit and passenger rail…

So basically the stupid people will pay 0.8 percent more in sales taxes, see an increase in $15 for registration, and a $100 fee for alternative fuel vehicles.

300 engineer cat  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:41:33pm

Saartjes Baartman, a black worker, moves to London in 1808 to find fame and fortune. Once there, her manager takes advantage of her, placing her in a freak show due to her enormous buttocks

now that’s a treatement!

301 TedStriker  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:42:04pm

Most of the time, I get some really stupid spam, but, every now and then, I get some that’s funny as hell (to me, at least). For the room’s perusal:

Attention,


How are you doing? hope fine? I am Lapointe Carman, I work with the United Nations Organization (UN) London, United Kingdom. We are contacting you about your inheritance / compensation fund and it’s delivery / transfer to you. Pleased to inform you that the arrangement for the delivery of your fund in the total amount of Four Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($4.5M USD) to you through a convenient means of delivery depending on your choice have been successfully concluded by the UN Board of officials in the last meeting held. Please reconfirm the below information:


Your Full Name;….
Address;….
Mobile Telephone Number;….
Age;….
Occupation;….


This transaction is legitimate and documents that pertains this transaction shall be enclosed to you upon the receipt of your mail to us as you get back to us for further proceed on how you can get your fund.

Sincerely,

Lapointe Carman
3 Whitehall Court
London,United Kingdom
SW1A 2EL
United Nations (UN)
Tel: +447035987137
Email:un_unitednations0016@hotmail.com

Note that I got not one, but two, of these emails within a 2-3 day span; the only difference was the (likely spoofed) email addresses that they originated from and the email address in the signatures.

Good times…

302 engineer cat  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:42:11pm

re: #298 Amory Blaine

I don’t recall love for single mothers from the GOP before. What gives?

it has been discovered that they can be exploited for political purposes

303 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:43:25pm

Which means the dumb people will see gasoline go down by 17.5 cents per gallon and feel good. But, they’ll have to fork over 0.8 percent more in sales taxes.

304 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:44:18pm

re: #299 Gus

Ah, so it is total bullshit.

Senate panel approves McDonnell transportation plan

So basically the stupid people will pay 0.8 percent more in sales taxes, see an increase in $15 for registration, and a $100 fee for alternative fuel vehicles.

Why do you think the plan is stupid, Gus?

305 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:44:58pm

re: #303 Gus

Food tax.

306 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:45:18pm

re: #304 Dark_Falcon

Why do you think the plan is stupid, Gus?

Because. It’s bait and switch. Pretty darn obvious.

307 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:46:11pm

Subsidies for Saints Owner Open New Orleans to Super Bowl

Two financial deals that kept the National Football League playing in the Superdome, allowing New Orleans to host a 10th Super Bowl, were expensive for taxpayers and enriched Saints owner Tom Benson, said former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco.

Taxpayers have spent at least $471 million on the Superdome since Hurricane Katrina, allowing a state reeling from the nation’s most-expensive natural disaster to keep its pro sports teams and rebuild a part of downtown destroyed by the 2005 storm. Benson, meanwhile, is worth $1.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, after acquiring the National Basketball Association’s New Orleans Hornets, a 26-story office tower that houses state agencies and a mall next to the stadium.

308 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:47:23pm

re: #307 Amory Blaine

Subsidies for Saints Owner Open New Orleans to Super Bowl

Professional sports are just another way to rob taxpayers.

309 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:47:48pm

re: #299 Gus

Ah, so it is total bullshit.

Senate panel approves McDonnell transportation plan

So basically the stupid people will pay 0.8 percent more in sales taxes, see an increase in $15 for registration, and a $100 fee for alternative fuel vehicles.

In short, the same damn plan being proposed in virtually every state with a GOP governor: Do away with income/gas taxes and have the poor pick up the slack.

310 engineer cat  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:48:20pm

on the other hand, i am very happy to find out that the fantastic parkway theatre here in oaktown has re-opened in brand new digs

it ain’t too often that a new movie theatre opens these days, and the parkway has long been famous for its unaccountable habit of allowing patrons to purchase pizza and beer which they may then consume in the theatre

yay!

311 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:50:01pm

One thing that irks me about the Superbowl is how it’s always played somewhere down south. They always talk about local benefits for football but when the Packers were in the Superbowl, Wisconsin didn’t see one penny of the hotel, shopping and other revenues from that investment from taxpayers or fans. It stinks.

312 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:50:16pm

re: #299 Gus

Ah, so it is total bullshit.

Senate panel approves McDonnell transportation plan

So basically the stupid people will pay 0.8 percent more in sales taxes, see an increase in $15 for registration, and a $100 fee for alternative fuel vehicles.

Yeah, I was just looking at another site about that. I hate when “low taxes” means more fees. In many cases, it IS a higher tax.

Wanting to increasing the sales tax is the Republicans dirty secret in many states. The GOP platform (for example) in Arkansas calls for a higher sales tax while eliminating the income tax.

313 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:51:15pm

re: #309 Targetpractice

In short, the same damn plan being proposed in virtually every state with a GOP governor: Do away with income/gas taxes and have the poor pick up the slack.

Well, sales taxes over income taxes do have a logic to them: consumption over income.

314 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:51:29pm

re: #311 Amory Blaine

One thing that irks me about the Superbowl is how it’s always played somewhere down south. They always talk about local benefits for football but when the Packers were in the Superbowl, Wisconsin didn’t see one penny of the hotel, shopping and other revenues from that investment from taxpayers or fans. It stinks.

I’ve been wanting them to have it in a cold weather stadium for years. I know they never will for business reason but damn it I like football in the elements. Some of the best football has been played in weather games.

315 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:53:10pm

Thanks Mossberg. Your web page just fucked every law abiding firearm owner over. Hope you feel proud.

Deer Thugs. WTF?

316 engineer cat  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:53:35pm

re: #313 Dark_Falcon

Well, sales taxes over income taxes do have a logic to them: consumption over income.

the logic they have is that the poorer you are, the larger percentage of your income they remove per purchase

it should be forbidden to apply sales taxes to necessities such as food, pharmacy items, and auto parts

317 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:53:35pm

re: #313 Dark_Falcon

Well, sales taxes over income taxes do have a logic to them: consumption over income.

It’s regressive taxation, something that should be right out during an economic slowdown.

318 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:53:43pm

The Verge and The Huffington Post attempt the impossible: making comments smarter

…[the HuffPo] recently launched a new platform, Conversations, which uses machine learning to find and highlight the best contributions from readers within comments sections. Each comment is attached to its own URL and can be shared to Facebook or Twitter. The platform – which is so far live only on the World, Books, and Gay Voices sections – comes courtesy of the Huffington Post’s 2010 acquisition of Adaptive Semantics, a two-person startup that specialized in semantic analysis. The HuffPo’s tech team has spent two years since the acquisition building on Adaptive Semantics’ work. Conversations is based on an analysis engine called JuLiA, which scours comments looking for linguistic and structural clues that signal good comments.

319 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:54:02pm

re: #311 Amory Blaine

One thing that irks me about the Superbowl is how it’s always played somewhere down south. They always talk about local benefits for football but when the Packers were in the Superbowl, Wisconsin didn’t see one penny of the hotel, shopping and other revenues from that investment from taxpayers or fans. It stinks.

Here is the important thing to remember:

The supposed economic benefits are complete horseshit and almost always amount to nothing compared to the effort and resources used to host the game.

Hosting professional sports franchises is a fucking con.

320 TedStriker  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:55:34pm

re: #313 Dark_Falcon

Well, sales taxes over income taxes do have a logic to them: consumption over income.

What fucking logic? Sales taxes are termed “regressive” for a reason: as a percentage of total income, barring exemptions for food, lower- and middle-class people pay a much greater percentage of their income than higher-income earners for just everyday expenses.

321 Bubblehead II  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:55:41pm

Night Lizards

322 engineer cat  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:56:03pm

New Report: The Largest Association of American Nutritionists In Bed With ‘Big Food’

i’m calling the metaphor police on this one

323 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:57:08pm

re: #312 dragonath

Yeah, I was just looking at another site about that. I hate when “low taxes” means more fees. In many cases, it IS a higher tax.

Wanting to increasing the sales tax is the Republicans dirty secret in many states. The GOP platform (for example) in Arkansas calls for a higher sales tax while eliminating the income tax.

According to the Virginia population the sales tax increase would mean $65,486.93 for every dollar spent. Of course that population includes babies and teenagers. Sounds like a net loss. He’s probably planning on increasing federal matching dollars from the federal taxes he’ll take on alternative fueled vehicles. That of course is used by fleet vehicles which means a slight increase in goods, and services for delivery. No net gain for the consumer. Bait, and switch.

324 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:58:05pm

A few years back, the Super Bowl was basically held across the street from where we lived. How much economic benefit did the locals see? Somewhere between diddly and squat, plus, we were basically stuck at home all day because the cops were rerouting traffic, blocking streets and other assorted crap to deal with a bunch of braindead assholes.

325 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:58:34pm

re: #316 engineer cat

the logic they have is that the poorer you are, the larger percentage of your income they remove per purchase

it should be forbidden to apply sales taxes to necessities such as food, pharmacy items, and auto parts

I’d cut out that last one. Auto parts aren’t a necessity for many people.

In Illinois most food is by law only taxed at 2%.

326 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:58:45pm

Yeah they filmed parts of Public Enemies in Milwaukee (tangent):

State reimburses ‘Public Enemies’ for nearly every dollar spent here

When the “Public Enemies” production blew out of town last year, state taxpayers gave the movie company back almost every penny it had invested in Wisconsin, according to the state Department of Commerce.

NBC Universal received $4.6 million in incentives from state taxpayers for the Johnny Depp film about 1930s gangster John Dillinger. That eats up almost all of the estimated $5 million the film company spent in Wisconsin, according to Zach Brandon, the No. 3 official at the Commerce Department.

“It’s a wash,” he said.

327 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 9:58:47pm

I love politicians. //

328 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:00:01pm

re: #315 Bubblehead II

Thanks Mossberg. Your web page just fucked every law abiding firearm owner over. Hope you feel proud.

Deer Thugs. WTF?

OK, that can be called senseless.

329 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:01:40pm

Alternative Fuel: UPS

There you go. So alternative fueled UPS trucks in Virginia will now face a $100/year surcharge.

330 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:02:02pm

re: #319 Kragar

Hosting professional sports franchises is a fucking con.

In Cincinnati, the Bengals blackmailed the city into supporting a stadium with cost overruns, and the voters actually consented to a half-percentage point tax increase.

Raising taxes is good, if it’s for our altruistic, billionaire friends

331 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:02:13pm

re: #315 Bubblehead II

Thanks Mossberg. Your web page just fucked every law abiding firearm owner over. Hope you feel proud.

Deer Thugs. WTF?

Apparently it’s a marketing thing:
[Link: www.lethalproducts.com…]

332 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:02:29pm

You’ll save 2 bucks at the gas pump but see your UPS bill go up 2 bucks. El-oh-el.

333 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:02:31pm

re: #313 Dark_Falcon

Well, sales taxes over income taxes do have a logic to them: consumption over income.

Which is bullshit and you damn well know it. The people who are most affectd by sales taxes are the ones with the lowest income.

But as long as the rich don’t pay anything it’s all good, right?

334 Lidane  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:03:22pm

re: #325 Dark_Falcon

In Illinois most food is by law only taxed at 2%.

It’s taxed at 8.25% here.

335 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:03:36pm
336 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:03:41pm

re: #323 Gus

According to the Virginia population the sales tax increase would mean $65,486.93 for every dollar spent. Of course that population includes babies and teenagers. Sounds like a net loss. He’s probably planning on increasing federal matching dollars from the federal taxes he’ll take on alternative fueled vehicles. That of course is used by fleet vehicles which means a slight increase in goods, and services for delivery. No net gain for the consumer. Bait, and switch.

It should be noted that McDonnell’s out of office as of next year. By state law, he can’t run for reelection. But all indications are that he’s considering a run for higher office, nothing something unheard of for former governors in this state. So look for him to cut gas taxes this year, get the subsequent increase in public favor for doing so, then invoke it down the line when he’s running in Congressional or even Presidential race.

337 jaunte  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:04:05pm

re: #332 Gus

People with cars pay more for other-than-gas,
people with no car pay more.

338 bratwurst  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:04:08pm

re: #322 engineer cat

New Report: The Largest Association of American Nutritionists In Bed With ‘Big Food’

i’m calling the metaphor police on this one

Ok, I probably deserve a citation for that. In my defense, it was mostly about space…seeing as there is no handy abbreviation for “nutritionists”! If you will do me the favor of clicking over there, you will find crumbs everywhere, I can asure you. ;)

339 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:04:34pm

re: #326 Amory Blaine

Yeah they filmed parts of Public Enemies in Milwaukee (tangent):

State reimburses ‘Public Enemies’ for nearly every dollar spent here

Much of the movie was also filmed in Chicago, with the even the CTA aiding in its making: During a scene where Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) is standing by a downtown window with a view of the ‘Loop’ of elevated CTA train tracks, the train seen going by is an actual vintage model from the 1930’s. The CTA ran it that day without charging the production for it, because Chicago’s city government wanted to host a movie being made about part of Chicago’s history.

340 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:05:25pm

It’s always funny when you hear Republican officials say they want to raise taxes. That tax is almost always the sales tax. You know the tax that if it’s high hits the poor and middle class directly. A middle class family is going to be hurt by high sales taxes much more than the wealthy. And I suppose that’s the point. They get to claim “Hey, we’re flexible on tax increases” all the while the less well off get fucked.

341 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:05:54pm

re: #333 Lidane

Which is bullshit and you damn well know it. The people who are most affectd by sales taxes are the ones with the lowest income.

But as long as the rich don’t pay anything it’s all good, right?

I didn’t say that. I said what the logic was, not if I agreed with it.

342 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:07:02pm

re: #336 Targetpractice

It should be noted that McDonnell’s out of office as of next year. By state law, he can’t run for reelection. But all indications are that he’s considering a run for higher office, nothing something unheard of for former governors in this state. So look for him to cut gas taxes this year, get the subsequent increase in public favor for doing so, then invoke it down the line when he’s running in Congressional or even Presidential race.

Too funny. He’s lowering gasoline taxes to make gasoline prices look lower while raising revenue elsewhere. Winning.

343 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:07:02pm

Midori sour going down too good.

344 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:07:43pm

Romney did something similar. He “lowered” taxes while increasing fees to the tune of billions in Mass.

345 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:07:47pm

re: #342 Gus

Too funny. He’s lowering gasoline taxes to make gasoline prices look lower while raising revenue elsewhere. Winning.

That’s my gov.

346 Kragar  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:11:11pm

Mark Levin Explodes: ‘The Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated Our Gov’t — It’s Called Barack Obama’

The conservative radio host defended his “dear friends” Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) over their concerns that the administration has been “infiltrated” by the Muslim Brotherhood.

“[They] ask questions about the Muslim Brotherhood’s infiltration of our own government, and they’re treated like pariahs,” an agitated Levin shouted. “Well, the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated our government – it’s called Barack Obama! No, he’s not a formal member; he’s a sympathizer. There, I said it! Prove otherwise.”

Mark Levin’s brain has been destroyed after years of an untreated syphilis infection he contracted during his days gelding sheep with his teeth.

THERE, I SAID IT! PROVE OTHERWISE!!!

347 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:11:40pm

October 2012…

State vehicles set for a fuel conversion

With the stroke of his pen, Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday made Virginia the first state to formalize plans to convert its entire fleet of roughly 15,500 vehicles to run on cleaner, cheaper alternative fuels.

Wow. So does that mean these will face a $100/vehicle fee or a total of $1,550,000 per year of revenue to help pay for 3 billion dollar transportation package?

Derp.

348 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:13:40pm

re: #346 Kragar

Mark Levin Explodes: ‘The Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated Our Gov’t — It’s Called Barack Obama’

Mark Levin’s brain has been destroyed after years of an untreated syphilis infection he contracted during his days gelding sheep with his teeth.

THERE, I SAID IT! PROVE OTHERWISE!!!

Well, dementia is a good explanation for that level of DERP.

349 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:14:14pm

Oh shit Cletus. You won’t believe this but gasoline was $2.99/gallon yesterday but thank to God fearing Governor McDonnell it’s now $2.82/gallon. The Republic has been saved.

350 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:16:01pm

re: #342 Gus

Too funny. He’s lowering gasoline taxes to make gasoline prices look lower while raising revenue elsewhere. Winning.

It’s a Virginia tradition. Repealing the “car tax” was a very popular movement back during the 90s, in part due to rising incomes in the wake of the Dot.Com Boom. Gilmore actually got elected partially on the motto “No Car Tax.” Problem was that the “car tax” is actually a personal property tax, structured in such a convoluted manner here in VA that every county and municipality collects it locally. So Gilmore couldn’t legally repeal it, just reimburse the cities for the tax revenue they weren’t collecting. Problem was the Dot.Com Bust came, the coffers went empty, and the state started racking up debt to keep the reimbursements going. Finally took a Democrat, Tim Kaine, to end the reimbursements and admit that the whole experiment had been a bust.

351 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:16:07pm

re: #346 Kragar

Mark Levin Explodes: ‘The Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated Our Gov’t — It’s Called Barack Obama’

Mark Levin’s brain has been destroyed after years of an untreated syphilis infection he contracted during his days gelding sheep with his teeth.

THERE, I SAID IT! PROVE OTHERWISE!!!

Yeah, yikes.

352 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:19:33pm

Another factor in how rapidly Virginia’s fleet turns over is the pace at which the private sector establishes a network of fueling stations, which will be influenced by customer demand.

The state’s partners - Clean Energy, a company founded by Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens; and Blossam Gas - have pledged to establish multiple sites between them, McDonnell said. They were selected from among 14 bidders.

Suckers.

353 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:20:48pm

Colorado isn’t perfect but I’m sure glad I don’t live in a Confederate state.

354 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:21:23pm

Fees are like targeted taxes- I really can’t think of a worse way to stimulate “growth”. It should go against all the anti-tax theorems of the right. Yet they love them.

355 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:23:31pm

Fees are good in a way that tax exempt entities must pay for services that a normal tax would allow them to escape.

356 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:28:59pm

re: #355 Amory Blaine

Fees are good in a way that tax exempt entities must pay for services that a normal tax would allow them to escape.

Good point- but what Virginia is proposing is a arbitrary fee on a specific, political boogeyman. Attrition through tax.

357 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:32:26pm

T. Boone Pickens to headline governor’s energy conference

“Gov. McDonnell’s leadership on this issue shows that he is committed to taking the necessary steps that will lead toward greater energy security,” Pickens said in a statement. “If we are going to address the environmental and economic crisis associated with our escalating dependence on OPEC oil, we have to get serious about using North American resources in transportation to back out foreign oil/ diesel/ gasoline.”

McDonnell, who campaigned on making Virginia the “energy capital of the East Coast,” said the conference will bring together leaders in the energy industry to discuss all aspects of the business in Virginia.

Sponsors include Virginia Commonwealth University, Dominion, Appalachian Power Co., Honeywell, Alpha Natural Resources, AGL Resources, Consol Energy/ CNX, API, and Johnson Controls. Conference organizers include VCU, the Virginia Renewable Energy Association, the Virginia Sustainable Building Network, McGuireWoods Consulting, Dominion Virginia Power, ODEC, and Virginia Natural Gas.

Of course this is total BS. The USA doesn’t rely on OPEC oil but Canada instead. That and mostly domestic production.

358 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:34:29pm

Oconomowoc man charged with pointing gun during Waukesha road rage

Getting cut off in traffic is never pleasant, and many Wisconsin drivers might be double irked if the offending car is from Illinois.

But police say an Oconomowoc man went too far when he addressed the situation by pulling a gun during a road rage incident last month in Waukesha.

According to a criminal complaint:

Two drivers had just exited I-94 about 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 4 when one cut off the other as they pulled onto N. Grandview Blvd. heading south.

They each sped and slowed down, changed lanes and swore at each other once they came to a red light.

But then Michael J. Bukosky, 36, pointed a gun at the other driver and said, “That’s right - don’t (expletive) around in a concealed carry state.”

YEE HAWWWW!!!!!!

359 Varek Raith  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:36:16pm

re: #358 Amory Blaine

Oconomowoc man charged with pointing gun during Waukesha road rage

YEE HAWWWW!!!!!!

Americans are proving themselves too immature to be trusted with a gun.

360 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:36:28pm
361 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:38:16pm

re: #360 dragonath

I see TPM picked up on the “Gun Enemies” list

Someone reads LGF

Boys II Men

NRA = Freaks

362 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:39:27pm

That mans wife and child were killed in a drunk driving accident in the past. You’d think that after such a tragic loss he’d exercise better judgement.

363 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:41:30pm

Ya think that if self-defense was the goal, there’d be a taser lobby

or a kung fu lobby

“hey ma, i caught a bullet with my teeth”

364 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:41:44pm

Wayne LaPierre is a psycho.

365 engineer cat  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:57:38pm

ok, i’m back

relaxing w a bourbon and a meal after the 3rd 11 he day in a row on the Incredibly Hellacious Project from East Lower Hell, but i had a funny kind of break today in that my torturers keepers managers finally went enough over the line that i was able to effectively reprimand them

366 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:59:20pm

Gun nuts remind me of the Taliban.

367 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:03:30pm

Svartur á leik

368 Varek Raith  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:07:49pm

GOP Lawmaker Behind Abortion Ban: ‘We’re Not Going To Allow Minorities To Run Roughshod’

RAPERT: I hear you loud and clear, Barack Obama. You don’t represent the country that I grew up with. And your values is [sic] not going to save us. We’re going to take this country back for the Lord. We’re going to try to take this country back for conservatism. And we’re not going to allow minorities to run roughshod over what you people believe in!

369 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:18:22pm
370 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:19:54pm

re: #354 dragonath

Fees are like targeted taxes- I really can’t think of a worse way to stimulate “growth”. It should go against all the anti-tax theorems of the right. Yet they love them.

Here’s part of the issue: According to Grover Norquist, fees for service are not taxes. Which means that fees can be raised without violating The Pledge.

Note: I don’t agree with Norquist and if you’ve read my Pages you know I’ve been highly critical of him.

372 Varek Raith  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:29:56pm

re: #370 Dark_Falcon

Here’s part of the issue: According to Grover Norquist, fees for service are not taxes. Which means that fees can be raised without violating The Pledge.

Note: I don’t agree with Norquist and if you’ve read my Pages you know I’ve been highly critical of him.

Funny how he only cares about tax increases on the rich.

373 Varek Raith  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:31:57pm

A fee for a service is the same as a tax for a service.
Stupid semantic games.

374 dragonath  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:32:40pm

re: #372 Varek Raith

Funny how he only cares about tax increases on the rich.

Is you is, or is you ain’t my constituency?

375 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:37:53pm

re: #374 dragonath

Is you is, or is you ain’t my constituency?

Right wingers are simple people so they’ll accept just about anything.

376 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:38:18pm

Good Night, all.

377 subterraneanhomesickalien  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:39:19pm

re: #244 Dark_Falcon

An article which you found your own personal opinion in complete compliance with, until you were called out on it after embarrassingly explaining how you were in complete agreement with it.

Well I guess being shamed into disagreeing with a partisan writer playing a mean spirited and foolish semantic game because she must, in order to adequately show her right wing bona fides to the syphilitic horde of “conservative” America is a good first step.

378 Gus  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:41:08pm

Later. Whew.

379 subterraneanhomesickalien  Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:41:38pm

re: #283 Dark_Falcon

Then you are just an immoral, craven child.

380 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 12:01:33am

Senseless, schmenseless. The choice of words is irrelevant. The point is that whatever Obama attacks, the wingnuts will find a way to defend, even if it is f*cking Naziism.

If Obama advised us not to eat yellow snow, we would first hear critics on Fox news shouting at us that the Government has no business telling us what kind of snow to eat, followed by reports of a series of Koch Brothers-funded studies touting the health benefits of eating yellow snow.

381 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 12:15:45am

re: #314 HappyWarrior

I’ve been wanting them to have it in a cold weather stadium for years. I know they never will for business reason but damn it I like football in the elements. Some of the best football has been played in weather games.

You sort of get your wish next year. New Meadowlands is hosting. So it depends on what the weather is in northern NJ next February whether or not it’s a cold weather game.

382 dragonath  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 12:24:19am

re: #381 Feline Fearless Leader

I hope it snows three feet

383 TedStriker  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 12:50:42am

re: #371 Gus

Jason Rapert

Can’t spell Rapert without ‘rape’, right?

384 Kragar  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 1:15:04am

Retired LA Cardinal Roger Mahony claims he didn’t know how to deal with sex abuse claims

“Nothing in my own background or education equipped me to deal with this grave problem,” Mahony wrote, in an open letter to LA Archbishop Jose Gomez, who succeeded Mahony in 2011.

“In two years (1962-1964) spent in graduate school earning a Masters Degree in Social Work, no textbook and no lecture ever referred to the sexual abuse of children,” he said.

“While there was some information dealing with child neglect, sexual abuse was never discussed.”

Crazy idea, but maybe call the cops and report it instead of covering it up for years, you soulless pigfucker.

385 engineer cat  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 1:28:20am

watching ayn rand

it seems that objectivists all cheat on their spouses

386 TedStriker  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 1:36:00am

re: #384 Kragar

Retired LA Cardinal Roger Mahony claims he didn’t know how to deal with sex abuse claims

Crazy idea, but maybe call the cops and report it instead of covering it up for years, you soulless pigfucker.

Mahony is full of horseshit; an ethical person doesn’t need training to know that priests under his control that are/were abusing kids is wrong and should have been reported to the cops ASAP.

I’m surprised he didn’t give the Vatican up and say that he was “just following orders” in hiding evidence of abuse and/or not reporting it; somehow, I would be more apt to believe that one.

387 Kragar  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 1:43:52am

re: #386 TedStriker

Mahony is full of horseshit; an ethical person doesn’t need training to know that priests under his control that are/were abusing kids is wrong and should have been reported to the cops ASAP.

I’m surprised he didn’t give the Vatican up and say that he was “just following orders” in hiding evidence of abuse and/or not reporting it; somehow, I would be more apt to believe that one.

If only there was some organization Mahony could have turned to deal with such an important moral issue.
/

388 Kragar  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 1:45:22am

I’ve got just the people he could talk to:

Image: san-diego-atheist-billboard.png

Drove by that on the way home today.

389 Kragar  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 2:10:53am

Now, from the creative mind which brought you the Lord of the Rings, King Kong, and the Hobbit…


390 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 4:26:59am

Language and awesomeness warning.

391 geoffm33  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 5:50:23am

re: #381 Feline Fearless Leader

You sort of get your wish next year. New Meadowlands is hosting. So it depends on what the weather is in northern NJ next February whether or not it’s a cold weather game.

I’m excited for that. Gives me hope that New England may host some year. Though the hotel/traffic sucks in and out of Gillette.

392 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 5:54:02am

re: #315 Bubblehead II

Thanks Mossberg. Your web page just fucked every law abiding firearm owner over. Hope you feel proud.

Deer Thugs. WTF?

If you think that’s bad, you obviously never saw their tacti-cool lever action. Shudder.

393 jamesfirecat  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 6:13:28am

re: #283 Dark_Falcon

I’m the GOP’s defender, for the most part, not its critic. Most of my criticism will continue to be aimed at the Democrats. I’ll try to not to endorse badly done or dishonest articles and speeches, but I’m not one for denouncing my own faction.

First remove the log in thine own eye, then talk to me about the mote in mine.

The GOP needs constructive criticism a lot more than the democrats do right now.

394 jamesfirecat  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 6:16:40am

re: #317 Targetpractice

It’s regressive taxation, something that should be right out during an economic slowdown.

I agree with one quibble, is regressive taxation EVER a good idea?

395 jamesfirecat  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 6:17:20am

re: #313 Dark_Falcon

Well, sales taxes over income taxes do have a logic to them: consumption over income.

I believe you mean makers over takers.

396 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 6:26:08am

re: #394 jamesfirecat

I agree with one quibble, is regressive taxation EVER a good idea?

Cigarettes. From a purely public health perspective making smoking a luxury only the wealthy can afford has its benefits.

397 geoffm33  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 6:27:29am

re: #223 Charles Johnson

Charles, in response to the Page enhancement question from downstairs. I have a general site request. Can you auto-update the html title with the # of new comments like the “New Comments” button.

So this story’s title would be like so:

(12) Twitter Hacked in “Sophisticated Attack”

to represent 12 new comments since last updated. I’m sure you get it :)

398 HoosierHoops  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 6:51:51am

It’s Super Bowl Eve! and all through the house Sounds of Football!
I recorded the complete NFL Films Series about all the SB’s.With that guy who was the Voice of God doing the Narration. We football fans watch NFL Films every SB Week. It’s like every Christmas season everybody watches ‘it’s a Wonderful life”

399 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 6:55:22am

I wonder how many of the people that believe in Groundhog Day are also climate change deniers.

400 Renaissance_Man  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 6:56:26am

re: #264 HappyWarrior

They’d call him an appeaser. Can you imagine if Obama were president during the Cold War and wanted dialogue with the Soviet leader? The right doesn’t even know what it really wants anymore. They know Obama bad but that’s all.

No they wouldn’t. The only premise of the cult is that their side is right and Democrats are evil. That’s why debt is fine under Republicans, why mandated health insurance is a great idea when Republicans propose it, why killing Osama bin Laden is not a cause for celebration when a Democrat gives the order, and so on. They would call Reagan whatever the Conservative cult media tells them to, which would be Saintly.

401 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:13:57am
402 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:20:26am

Cue the wingnuts.

403 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:24:18am
404 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:26:15am

re: #402 Gus

Cue the wingnuts.

No Exif data! It’s Faked!!11ty!

Nice looking shotty.

405 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:28:42am

re: #404 William Barnett-Lewis

Nice looking shotty.

[Link: www.flickr.com…]

:D

406 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:30:09am

re: #401 Gus

CNN Praises Gun Extremist Ted Nugent’s “Deep Connection With The Facts

No mention in the article of his famous “suck on this, Obama/Hillary” riff…

And the fact that CNN can call him objective after an outburst like that shows how far they have their heads up their asses.

407 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:40:34am

re: #405 Gus

[Link: www.flickr.com…]

:D

Yeah, I looked at the wrong version (flickr made smaller one) but you know some one is going to claim that for the same reason.

I really would like to know what brand that shotgun is.

408 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:41:30am

re: #407 William Barnett-Lewis

Yeah, I looked at the wrong version (flickr made smaller one) but you know some one is going to claim that for the same reason.

I really would like to know what brand that shotgun is.

Yeah, that was their mobile page. The wingnuts will be barking like howler monkeys all day over this.

409 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:41:50am

re: #346 Kragar

Mark Levin Explodes: ‘The Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated Our Gov’t — It’s Called Barack Obama’

Mark Levin’s brain has been destroyed after years of an untreated syphilis infection he contracted during his days gelding sheep with his teeth.

THERE, I SAID IT! PROVE OTHERWISE!!!

I wonder if its been pointed out to him that John Boehner favors the sale of M1s to Egypt as well (the tank is manufactured in his district, so Egyptian orders mean jobs for his constituents).

410 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:43:02am

re: #407 William Barnett-Lewis

Yeah, I looked at the wrong version (flickr made smaller one) but you know some one is going to claim that for the same reason.

I really would like to know what brand that shotgun is.

I hadn’t known Obama is a southpaw. Must not have been paying attention.

411 Mich-again  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:45:06am

re: #410 Dark_Falcon

I hadn’t known Obama is a southpaw.

He signed all those UNCONSTITUTIONAL bills with his Lefty hand!!! /

412 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:47:07am

re: #407 William Barnett-Lewis

I really would like to know what brand that shotgun is.

Browning Citori 725 Sporting Left Hand.

The barrel porting is a dead giveaway.

413 HoosierHoops  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:50:26am

re: #407 William Barnett-Lewis

Yeah, I looked at the wrong version (flickr made smaller one) but you know some one is going to claim that for the same reason.

I really would like to know what brand that shotgun is.

A little WH Background..President working off steam after long day in office.
He would sometimes mark his clay targets with sayings like Die OBL Die,and messages to members of Congress. After that he would cool down in his evening swim time.

414 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:50:36am

re: #412 goddamnedfrank

Browning Citori 725 Sporting Left Hand.

The barrel porting is a dead giveaway.

Thanks, my shotgun tastes run to Parker, LC Smith, AH Fox & Ithaca so I didn’t recognize it.

415 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:51:30am

re: #409 Dark_Falcon

I wonder if its been pointed out to him that John Boehner favors the sale of M1s to Egypt as well (the tank is manufactured in his district, so Egyptian orders mean jobs for his constituents).

Update:

Yep, it’s been pointed out. In an article where Andrew C. McCarthy beclowns himself by defending and aligning with Luap Dnar.

416 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:59:01am

re: #414 William Barnett-Lewis

Thanks, my shotgun tastes run to Parker, LC Smith, AH Fox & Ithaca so I didn’t recognize it.

I like Fox Model B’s, the really cheap ones produced after Savage bought ‘em.

417 jamesfirecat  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 7:59:25am

re: #410 Dark_Falcon

I hadn’t known Obama is a southpaw. Must not have been paying attention.

re: #410 Dark_Falcon

I hadn’t known Obama is a southpaw. Must not have been paying attention.

6 of the last 14 presidents since Herbert Hoover (and since schools stopped hitting kids with rulers for using their left hands) have been southpaws, and Reagan was ambidextrous, considering that we southpaws only make up about 10% of the population we have a strangely disproportionate representation in the White House.

418 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:01:03am

re: #416 goddamnedfrank

I like Fox Model B’s, the really cheap ones produced after Savage bought ‘em.

Those were actually very good guns. But my heart is set for a Parker 16 gauge of at least CHE level :) Be a long time before I can afford one of them, alas.

419 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:04:47am
420 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:05:22am

That’s from 2009. I’m sure it’s changed.

//

421 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:05:52am

Speaking of break action shotguns, what the fuck Chiappa?

Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.

422 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:08:12am

re: #419 Gus

It makes total sense to me. Most conservative positions are essentially anti-science. Often what I would consider anti-human, too.

423 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:10:05am

re: #421 goddamnedfrank

Speaking of break action shotguns, what the fuck Chiappa?

Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.

Hey, three barrels have along history in Germany & central Europe.

I’d prefer this though: [Link: www.krieghoff.com…]

424 HoosierHoops  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:10:59am

re: #417 jamesfirecat

re: #410 Dark_Falcon

6 of the last 14 presidents since Herbert Hoover (and since schools stopped hitting kids with rulers for using their left hands) have been southpaws, and Reagan was ambidextrous, considering that we southpaws only make up about 10% of the population we have a strangely disproportionate representation in the White House.

Better yet a southpaw that played basketball like me. He played a pretty good wing man that wasn’t afraid to shoot. His High School coach used to say he sometimes shoot too much. But Obama was never afraid to take the pressure shots. Years ago during the primaries Si did a piece about The early Obama sports years. interviewing past coaches and teammates.

425 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:12:11am

re: #422 wrenchwench

It makes total sense to me. Most conservative positions are essentially anti-science. Often what I would consider anti-human, too.

The uteri of women that used contraception is lined with dead fetuses.
— Republican Science, University of Spastic Tubes

426 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:13:42am

re: #419 Gus

This says a lot. Only 6% of scientists now identify as Republican.

Yes, and according to a lot of Wingnuts, the message is that we cannot trust science anymore because it is “too partisan”.

TEACH THE CONTROVERSY!!!

427 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:13:58am

re: #423 William Barnett-Lewis

Hey, three barrels have along history in Germany & central Europe.

I’d prefer this though: [Link: www.krieghoff.com…]

They should have made the central third barrel rifled for deer slugs and given it a separate trigger. Put that over or under two 28 gauge barrels and I might actually be tempted. Drillings make sense, a third 12 gauge barrel for shot is just useless for sport.

428 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:14:22am

re: #421 goddamnedfrank

Speaking of break action shotguns, what the fuck Chiappa?

Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.

Seems like a workable idea. If you’re only going to have 3 rounds at a time, it makes sense.

429 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:15:06am

re: #425 Gus

The uteri of women that used contraception is lined with dead fetuses.
— Republican Science, University of Spastic Tubes

Yes, that was foremost in my mind…. Am I thinking too loud?

430 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:18:06am
431 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:18:23am

Famars did something similar and still sells it, the Rombo. It’s pure novelty and costs a fortune, something bored rich people collect simply because they can.

432 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:19:01am

Emily Miller
@EmilyMiller
Senior editor of opinion @WashTimes. Clinging to my Sig and religion.
D.C. · Facebook.com/EmilyMillerDC

433 HoosierHoops  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:20:36am

re: #429 wrenchwench

Yes, that was foremost in my mind…. Am I thinking too loud?

Famous Historian claims God gave Men the rights to regulate and control ’ women’s issues on Earth back in 1779..
-David Barton
/

434 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:21:08am

re: #431 goddamnedfrank

Famars did something similar and still sells it, the Rombo. It’s pure novelty and costs a fortune, something bored rich people collect simply because they can.

With all that engraving, that could never be used as anything but a target shooter. You’d mess it up with anything else. It’s more a display piece than a practical firearm.

435 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:26:32am

re: #434 Dark_Falcon

With all that engraving, that could never be used as anything but a target shooter. You’d mess it up with anything else. It’s more a display piece than a practical firearm.

That’s why I love Krieghoff. They’re expensive as fuck but they’re made to be used in the field as hunting weapons. One with 2 20 gauge barrels over a 9.3x74R tube would suffice for 99% of my hunting.

436 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:27:18am
437 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:28:57am

re: #436 Gus

Read through this stupidity.

SkeetTruthers

Skeetgate! Skeetghazi!! Where’s the Skeety tape?!!!

438 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:30:56am

re: #436 Gus

Read through this stupidity.

SkeetTruthers

Whatever. She can go sell crazy someplace else, I’m all stocked up.

439 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:32:15am

re: #437 wrenchwench

Skeetgate! Skeetghazi!! Where’s the Skeety tape?!!!

I demand to see the long form skeet certificate!

440 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:33:55am

Skeethers!

441 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:34:40am

The Daily Caller (which I went to because of GDF’s link) is run by a raving asshole, but even if you’re not fond of guns you’ll approve of this story from September:

Although his eyes were shielded from the glaring Arizona sun by a pair of Revision shades, the black lenses couldn’t hide the look of sheer determination on Andrew Bottrell’s face as he gently pressed the trigger of his Predator Tactical 1911 Shrike. An instant later, his focus was rewarded when a neat little hole appeared in the center-mass region of the silhouette target. Bottrell was pleased, but not surprised. Missing at 15 yards is simply not an option, he reminded himself, as he lifted his sidearm from his prosthetic leg, rotated upwards 180 degrees to help support the pistol he held in his one remaining hand.

Bottrell, a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient, became a triple amputee when an IED took both his legs and his left arm during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2011. But thanks in part to a combat-wounded veterans’ organization called Rogue Corps, theNavy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician has retained the skills—and the mindset—of a warrior. Bottrell was one of nine recovering veterans who recently traveled from San Diego, CA, with Rogue Corps for five days at Gunsite to test their capabilities, push their limits and strengthen their convictions as unrelenting fighters.

Founded earlier this year by combat-wounded Marine EOD technicians David Lyon, Mark Hupp and Blake Smith, Rogue Corps stretches the boundaries of conventional recovery programs by giving participants the opportunity to attain aggressive goals while pursuing the same activities they enjoyed before their injuries. The organization began with backyard barbecues but soon progressed to fishing and hunting trips.

“We call it ‘therapeutic adventure,’” said Lyon, standing on two prosthetic legs with a carbine slung across his chest. “We get these guys out of the hospital where they have no choice but to fend for themselves. We help them realize that despite whatever injuries they may have received, they don’t have to give up.”

442 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:35:58am
443 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:40:27am

Results for skeet #TGDN
Results for skeet #TCOT

444 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:41:07am
445 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:42:13am

Do these idiots not understand that Obama is simply training to personally defend our country and our planet against invasion by tiny alien UFOs?

446 Mich-again  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:45:26am

Odd how when a right wing extremist prepper crosses the line their radical views suddenly earn them the label anti-American. Alabama hostage crisis stretches into day 5:

Dykes was also described as a survivalist with “anti-American” views, the Times reported.

447 HoosierHoops  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:48:34am

re: #442 Gus

In all my skeet shooting days, I’ve always aimed UP at target after PULL command. Hmm.

So Tracy has been into skeet for years..And there are different shots to take. ..Low shots going away from you, High arcing shots..Medium . when you get better with all the different shots they double the fun by shooting 2 targets at the same time.

448 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:48:36am

re: #446 Mich-again

Odd how when a right wing extremist prepper crosses the line their radical views suddenly earn them the label anti-American. Alabama hostage crisis stretches into day 5:

This nuance seems to be lost on them: if you oppose the legally and fairly elected government of the USA just because the free and fair election did not turn out the way you wanted, it makes you de facto Antiamerican.

449 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:51:21am

re: #446 Mich-again

Odd how when a right wing extremist prepper crosses the line their radical views suddenly earn them the label anti-American. Alabama hostage crisis stretches into day 5:
Dykes was also described as a survivalist with “anti-American” views, the Times reported.

Well, the label is accurate. I think its also that he took a child hostage. Even most wingnuts will turn on one of their own if that is done.

450 Mich-again  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:51:38am

re: #442 Gus

The shotgun is aimed up about 10 degrees. At 30 yards distance the target would be about 16 feet in the air. What the hell is wrong with these people?

451 Mich-again  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:52:31am

re: #449 Dark_Falcon

Well, the label is accurate. I think its also that he took a child hostage. Even most wingnuts will turn on one of their own if that is done.

But the day before that he would have been a true patriot and a 2nd amendment advocate.

452 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:53:30am

And now the SOB is saying he’ll release his son if a reporter sent into the bunker to ‘tell his story’:

The survivalist who allegedly shot a school bus driver before taking a five-year-old boy hostage has said that he will release his hostage if a reporter is sent in to tell his story.

MailOnline has learned that Jimmy Lee Dykes made the extraordinary offer on the first day of what has now turned into a siege situation with the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team on site, emergency services and a host of media focused on the piece of Alabama bluff under which Dykes and the boy, Ethan, are holed up.

A source with the local sheriff’s office has revealed that a CID Lieutenant spoke with Dykes for the first four hours of the hostage situation, communicating via a pipe sticking out from the ground – the only surface sign of the bunker’s location.

In those first crucial hours, Vietnam veteran Dykes attempted to strike his bargain – the boy in return for a reporter to tell his story of ‘how the government had screwed him.’

453 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:54:57am

re: #451 Mich-again

But the day before that he would have been a true patriot and a 2nd amendment advocate.

True, but harming children or taking them hostage (quite properly) remains a red line in this country, even for nutbars: Cross the line and you become scum.

454 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:55:05am

re: #450 Mich-again

The shotgun is aimed up about 10 degrees. At 30 yards distance the target would be about 16 feet in the air. What the hell is wrong with these people?

Obama is black is what is wrong with these people.

455 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:57:12am

re: #450 Mich-again

The shotgun is aimed up about 10 degrees. At 30 yards distance the target would be about 16 feet in the air. What the hell is wrong with these people?

Most of them don’t actually go out and shoot their toys?

456 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:57:29am

Bet Obama is a way better shot than the wingnuts making fun of him for skeet shooting.

457 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:58:22am

re: #442 Gus

Trajectory physics, how does it fucking work?!

458 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:58:57am

re: #455 William Barnett-Lewis

Most of them don’t actually go out and shoot their toys?

“Obama’s lying!!1” is a story that is “too good to check” for them. Apparently, they never got the (Throbbing) Memo.

459 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 8:59:29am

When I was in boy scouts we did skeet shooting.
We did not aim ‘up’.

460 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:00:03am

re: #457 Varek Raith

Trajectory physics, how does it fucking work?!

Research, or seethe about skeet?

461 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:01:37am

Report: U.S. Muslim Terrorism Was Practically Nil in 2012

Kurzman doesn’t deny that law enforcement plays a role in disrupting and deterring homegrown U.S. Muslim terrorism. His research holds it out as a possible explanation for the decline. But he remains surprised by the disconnect between the scale of the terrorism problem and the scale — and expense — of the government’s response.

Article states that twice as many people have been killed by mass shootings than by acts of Islamic Terrorists.

And how is your day going?

462 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:01:48am
463 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:02:28am

re: #457 Varek Raith

Trajectory physics, how does it fucking work?!

MAGNETS!

464 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:02:29am

re: #457 Varek Raith

Trajectory physics, how does it fucking work?!

Here’s one guy with the same angle as PBO.

Image: t2.JPG

Of course these people will look at that and see that it’s a white man so it’s OK.

465 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:02:43am

I think it was a 410 shotgun. Had small shells.

466 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:03:48am

re: #462 Sol Berdinowitz

SEND IN GERALDO!!!

He could pretend its Al Capone’s Vault.

467 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:04:16am

re: #464 Gus

Here’s one guy with the same angle as PBO.

Image: t2.JPG

Of course these people will look at that and see that it’s a white man so it’s OK.

SHOOT UP!!!
/Derpnut.

468 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:04:20am

re: #453 Dark_Falcon

True, but harming children or taking them hostage (quite properly) remains a red line in this country, even for nutbars: Cross the line and you become scum.

Yeah, there is a definite and indisputable line.

469 dragonath  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:04:36am

I’m getting a kick out of this Google Translation of the French:

Condemned to silence, Members Parti Socialiste replicate on Twitter
- “Condamnés au silence, les députés PS répliquent sur Twitter”

By the way, the French Assembly just began debate on gay marriage

470 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:05:16am

re: #464 Gus

Here’s one guy with the same angle as PBO.

Image: t2.JPG

Of course these people will look at that and see that it’s a white man so it’s OK.

I almost thought it would be an Angry Birds gif.

:0

471 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:09:03am

re: #453 Dark_Falcon

True, but harming children or taking them hostage (quite properly) remains a red line in this country, even for nutbars: Cross the line and you become scum.

Anders Breivik had to trouble with that, because he saw them as the children of multiculturalist leftists.

472 Lidane  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:09:25am

re: #450 Mich-again

What the hell is wrong with these people?

Black man got elected President. Twice.

473 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:10:04am

re: #471 Sol Berdinowitz

Anders Breivik had to trouble with that, because he saw them as the children of multiculturalist leftists.

‘this country’ = The United States.

474 Lidane  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:10:38am

re: #457 Varek Raith

Trajectory physics, how does it fucking work?!

Science is of the devil!

475 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:11:14am
476 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:12:26am

re: #469 dragonath

I’m getting a kick out of this Google Translation of the French:

Condemned to silence, Members Parti Socialiste replicate on Twitter
- “Condamnés au silence, les députés PS répliquent sur Twitter”

By the way, the French Assembly just began debate on gay marriage

Is there any doubt how that will turn out?

477 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:13:47am

BBL

478 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:13:57am

We are having a heat wave in the Very Far Western Parts of Chicagoland. It’s 15 degrees!! ( and snowing)

479 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:14:12am
480 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:15:50am

re: #479 Gus

The stupid just burns doesn’t it?

481 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:17:21am

re: #480 William Barnett-Lewis

The stupid just burns doesn’t it?

If we could harness the derp as energy we’d be rich!

482 allegro  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:19:01am

re: #449 Dark_Falcon

Well, the label is accurate. I think its also that he took a child hostage. Even most wingnuts will turn on one of their own if that is done.

Most?!!

483 austin_blue  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:20:59am

re: #476 FemNaziBitch

Is there any doubt how that will turn out?

Maybe. It sticks in the French craw when the Dutch, for pity’s sake, are seen as modern.

484 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:21:53am

re: #482 allegro

Most?!!

It’s his own son—right?

Some will see it as his right.

485 austin_blue  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:22:28am

re: #480 William Barnett-Lewis

The stupid just burns doesn’t it?

White hot. Deep,too.

486 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:23:20am

When is your surgery Gus?

487 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:23:58am
488 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:24:41am

re: #480 William Barnett-Lewis

The stupid just burns doesn’t it?

This is also bumper sticker worthy!

489 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:25:30am

re: #486 FemNaziBitch

When is your surgery Gus?

Don’t know yet.

490 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:25:48am

Greetings from Tennessee!

Just saw this banned Super Bowl commercial and I had to share.

491 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:26:30am

re: #484 FemNaziBitch

It’s his own son—right?

Some will see it as his right.

It’s just a random kid grabbed of a school bus after he murdered the driver. Autistic too which may be why he didn’t understand he should run.

492 allegro  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:27:44am

re: #491 William Barnett-Lewis

It’s just a random kid grabbed of a school bus after he murdered the driver. Autistic too which may be why he didn’t understand he should run.

That’s what I thought - it was a neighbor kid. I haven’t seen anything saying the child is his son. Doesn’t matter either way, though.

493 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:27:47am

re: #491 William Barnett-Lewis

It’s just a random kid grabbed of a school bus after he murdered the driver. Autistic too which may be why he didn’t understand he should run.

The kid fainted.

494 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:28:56am

re: #492 allegro

That’s what I thought - it was a neighbor kid. I haven’t seen anything saying the child is his son. Doesn’t matter either way, though.

ah, my bad. I thought I read it was his own son.

495 austin_blue  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:32:00am

San Diego weather in Austin today. Low 44, high 76, low humidity, and blue skies.

496 Interesting Times  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:38:25am
497 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:43:58am

anyone know of a good site for gun/ammo/accutrement manufacturing, sales/volume —domestic and foreigh.

I’m wondering what if any impact on jobs/economy firearms have in that respect.

498 Interesting Times  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:45:05am
499 Skeetghazi  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:45:45am

Good morning LGF.

500 makeitstop  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:01:24am

So Obama has successfully trolled all the stupids again, I see.

They hate him so much, they take the bait every single time.

501 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:02:52am

re: #499 Skeetghazi

Good morning LGF.

Mornin’ Skeeter!

502 dragonath  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:05:58am

re: #476 FemNaziBitch

Is there any doubt how that will turn out?

The vote to begin debate was 249 to 97. Right now the Socialist Party has like, the first real majority in years so I wouldn’t be surprised if it passes.

Contrary to American expectations, France is a really conservative country- only in the 80s have the French voted Socialist in the Assembly and Presidency, and this is the first time in the Fifth Republic they have had a majority in the Senate, too.

503 Ghost of a Dopefish  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:08:31am

Morning Lizardim.

504 allegro  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:08:55am

So last night I was sitting on the bed, sipping herb tea and crocheting a delicate summer bedspread with two warm puppies snuggled up next to me - the image of a silver-haired grandma, especially after spending the day “putting up” pickled green beans, okra, and garlic.

I was watching Spartacus (Starz series) on DVD - considerable blood spurting violence, opium-charged orgies, intrigue, and seriously hot gladiators.

For some reason, that contrast tickled me.

505 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:10:28am

re: #504 allegro

So last night I was sitting on the bed, sipping herb tea and crocheting a delicate summer bedspread with two warm puppies snuggled up next to me - the image of a silver-haired grandma, especially after spending the day “putting up” pickled green beans, okra, and garlic.

I was watching Spartacus (Starz series) on DVD - considerable blood spurting violence, opium-charged orgies, intrigue, and seriously hot gladiators.

For some reason, that contrast tickled me.

I won’t tell :)

506 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:11:32am

I had 3 puppies pinning me under-the-covers last night. Snug as a bug in a rug.

507 dragonath  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:12:11am

Also lol. I found out some wingnut who ran a cable access talk show on my cable network ended up canceling his show because the cameraman wouldn’t let him take a bunch of guns on set.

In other words, the cable company sided with the camera operator, in line with company policy, and the guy flounced.

Jeezus, what is it with these guys and guns?

508 allegro  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:12:22am

re: #506 FemNaziBitch

I had 3 puppies pinning me under-the-covers last night. Snug as a bug in a rug.

Also known as a 3 dog night. :)

509 wrenchwench  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:12:57am

re: #503 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Morning Lizardim.

Mornin’ Douchie!

510 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:14:12am

re: #508 allegro

Also known as a 3 dog night. :)

Yes and it is nice.

511 Varek Raith  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:15:47am

re: #499 Skeetghazi

Good morning LGF.

Image: Morning.jpg

512 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:16:47am
513 jaunte  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:17:29am

Good morning LGF.

John Nolte still a clown:
Image: Screen-Shot-2013-02-02-at-12.15.jpg

514 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:18:54am

all this talk of puppies and beds, It may be time for a nap soon.

515 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:20:25am
516 Gus  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:21:15am

re: #513 jaunte

Good morning LGF.

John Nolte still a clown:
Image: Screen-Shot-2013-02-02-at-12.15.jpg

Skeptics.

//

517 jaunte  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:21:42am

re: #516 Gus

Fight the power!

518 Mattand  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:21:59am

re: #513 jaunte

Good morning LGF.

John Nolte still a clown:
Image: Screen-Shot-2013-02-02-at-12.15.jpg

It’s a photo of a black man with a gun. I’m stunned that the gun nuts/Tea Baggers/Republicans aren’t falling all over themselves demanding for an all-out weapons ban.

Not like it hasn’t happened before.

519 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 10:29:55am

re: #518 Mattand

It’s a photo of a black man with a gun. I’m stunned that the gun nuts/Tea Baggers/Republicans aren’t falling all over themselves demanding for an all-out weapons ban.

Not like it hasn’t happened before.

There is a book by a black man about that is pro-gun, it’s called “Black Man With a Gun.” The author talks about the racists roots of gun-control and why is is a 2nd amendment proponent.

He describes the fear induced by the title of his book. Growing-up in Detroit in the 70’s I totally support his thoughts. I understand completely. It’s irrational, but there it is. I had to force myself to face those fears.

Now, we see it on a National Level like we never have before. And it is totally irrational and very few want to face it within themselves.

This was a time in my life when I figured-out how much of society is designed around a “fear of slave revolt.” How much we are conditioned to accept control and justify control over others.

All based on fear of those we oppress rising up against us.

520 geoffm33  Sat, Feb 2, 2013 11:08:10am

re: #411 Mich-again

He signed all those UNCONSTITUTIONAL bills with his Lefty hand!!! /

When he was signing, i remember him stopping to ask something to the kids behind him. I think he asked if any of them were left-handed. One girl said yes to whatever he asked. I’m a lefty so I may be projecting :)


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