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PostPanic director Mischa Rozema’s new short film, Stardust, is a story about Voyager 1 (the unmanned spacecraft launched in 1977 to explore the outer solar system). The probe is the furthest man-made object from the sun and witnesses unimaginable beauty and destruction. The film was triggered by the death of Dutch graphic designer Arjan Groot, who died aged 39 on 16th July 2011 from cancer.

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1 jaunte  Sun, Feb 3, 2013 9:03:52pm

Arjan Groot Graphic Design:
[Link: www.arjangroot.net…]

2 dragonfire1981  Sun, Feb 3, 2013 9:16:30pm

A page was posted a couple of days ago about the benefits of transitioning immigrants to full citizens on a shorter time frame rather than have millions of people on permanent residency status.

I wanted to offer my thoughts on that based on my own experiences as I immigrated to this country.

Currently I have a permanent Green Card. Issued last year, it is valid for ten years. So in 2022 I will have the option to renew for another 10 if I so choose.

My ultimate goal always was and remains U.S. citizenship. I am actually eligible to apply for citizenship right now. Becoming a citizen would obviously negate my need to renew any green card or do anything else related to immigration.

So why haven’t I done it yet?

The main reason is money.

I have already spent over $4000 on the immigration process. You have to pay for the initial visa application and all the elements that go along with it (such as acquiring documents, visiting doctors, etc.). Then once you arrive in this country you have to pay more money to do what is called an “Adjustment of status” to get your first green card. This first card is good for only two years. Before that time expires, you have to pay more money and file for a permanent green card, repeating many of the same steps you did for the temporary one (yes it’s true).

And, like me, once you have that permanent card in hand you’ll have to fork out even MORE money to take the citizenship test and become a bona fide American.

At the moment, I can’t really afford it. The other thing is though there’s no urgency for me to do it. My green card is good for another NINE years. I have plenty of time to save up and apply for citizenship.

Honestly, there are only a scant few things a citizen can do that a permanent resident can’t. Near as I can tell, the only things I can’t do as a resident are: Apply for a passport, participate in jury duty, work for the government/military/certain private companies, vote or run for public office.

As a permanent resident I can own property, take out loans and I believe even purchase firearms in most states.

Now you might think the need for a passport would be a significant enough that I’d be encouraged to get my citizenship soon, but I still have a Canadian passport that I can (and have) traveled on that’s good for another several years. After that point I can renew it if I wish and for much less a cost than applying for citizenship.

I know every visa is different and the experiences of every immigrant are unique but in my case, it’s the money holding me back from becoming a citizen. Sure being able to vote would be nice, but there won’t be another Federal election until 2016 anyway. I know there are regional elections and whatnot before that but I’m really not in any hurry to get to the ballot box.

Personally I think the fees charged for legal immigration are too high. I’d like to see them lowered or, at the very least, a minimal cost to go from permanent green card to U.S. Citizen. I’ve already completed over 80% of this journey. Why should I be nickel and dimed again just to finish it off?

3 freetoken  Sun, Feb 3, 2013 9:30:54pm

re: #2 dragonfire1981

Near as I can tell, the only things I can’t do as a resident are: Apply for a passport, participate in jury duty, work for the government/military/certain private companies, vote or run for public office.

Are you sure about that? While there are security requirements for many positions that require citizenship, there are also jobs for many others. On some the pecking order for hiring may place citizens higher up the pile (especially if one is a veteran), the US has hired, I believe, many non-citizens also.

4 Single-handed sailor  Sun, Feb 3, 2013 9:36:51pm

re: #2 dragonfire1981

Yep, same reason I’m still a Resident Alien.

5 Gus  Sun, Feb 3, 2013 9:44:15pm

Fucking aye.

6 wrenchwench  Sun, Feb 3, 2013 9:47:49pm

re: #2 dragonfire1981

Personally I think the fees charged for legal immigration are too high. I’d like to see them lowered or, at the very least, a minimal cost to go from permanent green card to U.S. Citizen. I’ve already completed over 80% of this journey. Why should I be nickel and dimed again just to finish it off?

From the first of the two links on that Page:

[…]

For those who can outlast the lengthy wait for legal status and citizenship, another hurdle exists: the cost of sponsorship and processing visas, and any fines potentially levied on aspiring citizens. One reason the founders were committed to awarding citizenship based largely on time-in-residence was that it fit with the American belief that citizenship should not be for sale or restricted to the affluent. Time, in the form of uniform probationary periods, translates this belief elegantly by allowing anyone, rich or poor, to become a citizen.

For the founders, Obama’s call to reward people for “playing by the rules” would require rewarding citizenship to continuous residents who have invested their labor and affections in this land, rather than punishing them with fines and lengthy waits for legal status. The Obama administration has strengthened immigration enforcement more than the George W. Bush administration did, reaching most of the goals laid out in a 2007 immigration bill. Despite this, we find ourselves no closer to living in a country of political equals.

[…]

The Page and I agree with you.

7 Kragar  Sun, Feb 3, 2013 9:51:10pm

Just found out Sony Online has been billing me for the last 2 months for a game I cancelled. Got to straighten that shit out tomorrow.

8 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Feb 3, 2013 10:25:56pm

So, I just watched Alicia Keys and Beyonce.

I certainly enjoyed both.

Not sorry I missed the game tho.

9 freetoken  Sun, Feb 3, 2013 10:55:40pm

When I visit online forums about genealogy and genetics it is discouraging to see how many people are quite ignorant of exactly what genetics inheritance is, how it works, and what testing means.

Genetics itself can be pretty esoteric and I don’t expect anyone out of specialists to understand the subtleties, but some of the basics, it appears, are quite a stumbling block for many.

Oh, and once again I appreciate how well written most of the comments at LGF are, compared to comments elsewhere. On many forums it’s hard to believe the people commenting have graduated from high school.

10 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Feb 3, 2013 11:10:31pm

Sorry, Karl, but the barn door is open, the horse is long gone. You lost all credibility in your party after you wasted 300 million dollars losing an election:

Conservative Groups Mock Crossroads’ Initiative

Karl Rove tried to warn his party as early as 2010 that they should not nominate “unelectable” candidates. Problem is, “unelectable” to Karl is also the Tea Party’s definition of “someone who passes our political litmus test and meets our ideological standards”.

11 freetoken  Sun, Feb 3, 2013 11:47:05pm

re: #10 Sol Berdinowitz

From the link:

Law and others want to avoid what has become known as the “Todd Akin problem” in some GOP circles. Republicans lost two high-profile Senate battles last year in which their candidate had expressed controversial views on social issues.

This is just euphemistic blather. Akins et. al. weren’t just controversial - indeed, to their core groups they weren’t really controversial at all - but rather they were stupid, demeaning, and ugly.

Until the “conservatives” can admit that to themselves we can expect them to keep stepping on their own cranks.

12 Sol Berdinowitz  Sun, Feb 3, 2013 11:54:03pm

re: #11 freetoken

The infighting is going public, which is a good thing for normal people. The GOP does not care that these people hold such trogolodytic views, they are just concerned about the way these idiots express them in public so everybody recognizes their agenda before it is time to implement it.

But we are dealing with idealists, people who are too convinced that they are morally right to be able to engage in the sort of politicking that is needed to win elections, especially at a national level.

Which means they cannot keep their mouths shut, and as with Aikin, they have to distance themselves from them or be dragged down by their failures.

13 freetoken  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 12:53:54am
14 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 12:55:37am

drip…drip…drip…

15 freetoken  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 1:48:37am

Luiz Bonfa:

16 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 2:46:06am

on the hourly drip regimen…just like my coffee

(translating some real buulshit bingo for a consulting firm)

team empowerment, workshop facilitation, servant leadership, etc…mix and match.

17 HoosierHoops  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 3:17:39am

Good Morning Lizards! Time to drink the Java after Super Bowl, folks..Don’t you wish this is a national holiday? It’s coming up on 5AM here and had a wonderful party tonight. Time to hit the sack soon but will bookmark this.
So much to talk about..But the funny thing is…I told our girl Floral to call at halftime earlier this week but forgot about it and sure enough she called. It was really funny.. I tried getting drinks at the bar and these big cowboys were asking me what kind of shot I wanted, Bitch, Loud!
Sorry Floral..
Who was that?
Just some guy..
Pay no attention..
Who is that on the cell? Is it a girl?
Hi Floral? How are you? Who is that?
Who is that?
A cutie from California..
I wanna talk to her!
Go away!
It was pretty funny..
It was so much fun tonight..

18 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 3:19:10am

re: #17 HoosierHoops

Good Morning Lizards! Time to drink the Java after Super Bowl, folks..Don’t you wish this is a national holiday?

I know this would be a terrific break with tradition, but why can’t they just hold the damn Super Bowl on a Saturday so fans have a chance to recover and tidy up after the festivities?

19 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 3:41:27am

re: #18 Sol Berdinowitz

I know this would be a terrific break with tradition, but why can’t they just hold the damn Super Bowl on a Saturday so fans have a chance to recover and tidy up after the festivities?

because that would shorten the day(s) prior to the game for the host city to make $$$$

20 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 3:43:00am

re: #18 Sol Berdinowitz

re: #19 sattv4u2

This isn’t just a ‘one day’ thing. There are events that happen during the entire week (in some cases, two) leading up to the game

21 BongCrodny  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 4:20:01am

re: #19 sattv4u2

because that would shorten the day(s) prior to the game for the host city to make $$$$

Exactly.

You don’t sell one day’s worth of beer when you can sell two days’ worth of beer.

22 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 4:26:06am

re: #21 BongCrodny

Exactly.

You don’t sell one day’s worth of beer when you can sell two days’ WEEKS worth of beer.

ftfy

23 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 4:28:06am

re: #8 FemNaziBitch

So, I just watched Alicia Keys and Beyonce.

I certainly enjoyed both.

Not sorry I missed the game tho.

The only thing Beyonce’s performance was missing was Ron Jeremy.

24 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 4:49:10am

‘Morning, all. The kid has been in the bunker for the seventh day. Yesterday the bus driver was buried—surrounding counties sent schoolbuses to the procession.

Image: 20130204_inq_nbits04-a.JPG

25 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 4:54:52am

re: #24 Decatur Deb

‘Morning, all. The kid has been in the bunker for the seventh day. Yesterday the bus driver was buried—surrounding counties sent schoolbuses to the procession.

Image: 20130204_inq_nbits04-a.JPG

WHAT DOES THE FUCKER WANT?

26 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 4:56:23am

My boss is all happy this morning, wearing his Ravens jacket. Got a big smile on his face.

27 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 4:59:12am

re: #26 Vicious Babushka

My boss is all happy this morning, wearing his Ravens jacket. Got a big smile on his face.

Time to ask for a raise!!

28 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:00:33am

re: #25 Vicious Babushka

WHAT DOES THE FUCKER WANT?

iirc, this whole thing started when he was due in court on another matter. Probably wanted those charges dropped/ reduced

29 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:02:52am

BEST COMMERCIALS:
TIDE “Joe Montana Miracle”
CHRYSLER Paul Harvey farmers
BUDWEISER Horsey first love
SODA STREAM (I totally have to get one!)

WORST COMMERCIALS:
VOLKSWAGEN Jamaican accent white guy
Guy tried to get his favorite T-shirt off the girl he woke up with
GoDaddy (because GoDaddy always suck)

Add your own!

30 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:03:45am

re: #27 sattv4u2

Time to ask for a raise!!

He does not make those decisions, he’s just a tech supervisor.

31 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:04:54am

re: #25 Vicious Babushka

WHAT DOES THE FUCKER WANT?

The media’s information is very well controlled. (Part of the Waco problem was the effect of public howling on the Fed decision-makers.) There is a credible report that he offered early on to trade the kid for a specific reporter to “tell his story”. Don’t think that is an LE play, except on TV.

32 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:05:30am

Another WIN: COKECHASE.COM (Vegas chorus girls bus, yeah!)

33 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:07:36am

Whatta dumbass, who does he think MAKES those trucks? FILTHY UNION THUGS.

34 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:11:25am

[Link: usnews.nbcnews.com…]

Now there is a good use for state government resources. Not.

Nice comment by the female doctor. Do you get the feeling that she is not happy with Mr Sheehy?

35 A Mom Anon  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:12:03am

re: #33 Vicious Babushka

For being a physicist he’s kind of a dumbass. Who hated that commercial? I didn’t and I live in one of those filthy cities he’s whining about. Someone needs more fiber in their diet I think.

36 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:14:17am

re: #35 A Mom Anon

For being a physicist he’s kind of a dumbass. Who hated that commercial? I didn’t and I live in one of those filthy cities he’s whining about. Someone needs more fiber in their diet I think.

Aren’t most farms today Big Agri? How many independent family farms are there?

37 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:16:49am

So now they’re all gonna go out and buy Chrysler products, which in their hive minds are all being MADE IN CHINA.

38 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:16:58am

Good morning Lizards.

Resident Raven fan (cubicle next to mine) is not in it. Then again, he might not be in at all today.

Was not particularly impressed by anything last night. Game had its moments, but overall was sort of “meh”.

I commented on the halftime show in the last thread. Either do musical acts as musical acts, or do big dance numbers and concentrate on that.

Most of the commercials were essentially pretty terrible. The “Montana Stain” Tide commercial probably the best since it had a really good punch line. The yearly Budweiser Clydesdale commercial was typically overwrought. And I thought the “Coke chase” was their typical overdone piece of crap as well. Finally, *please* retire the E*Trade baby, it was old after the first two commercials in the chain.

39 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:18:34am

re: #38 Feline Fearless Leader

Good morning Lizards.

Resident Raven fan (cubicle next to mine) is not in it. Then again, he might not be in at all today.

Was not particularly impressed by anything last night. Game had its moments, but overall was sort of “meh”.

I commented on the halftime show in the last thread. Either do musical acts as musical acts, or do big dance numbers and concentrate on that.

Most of the commercials were essentially pretty terrible. The “Montana Stain” Tide commercial probably the best since it had a really good punch line. The yearly Budweiser Clydesdale commercial was typically overwrought. And I thought the “Coke chase” was their typical overdone piece of crap as well. Finally, *please* retire the E*Trade baby, it was old after the first two commercials in the chain.

Add E*Trade Baby to the list of WORST Commercials.

40 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:20:42am

And the Paul Harvey “God Made a Farmer” thing was playing with the myth of the family farmer still being the bedrock of America. That’s been long gone for a while. Like the bit, dislike that it was used to make a car commercial. (Then again, the Rolling Stones were used as backdrop for a Benz commercial. Guess they couldn’t afford to bring in Jagger or Richards as one of Dafoe’s previous clients.)

41 A Mom Anon  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:23:11am

re: #36 Vicious Babushka

Exactly. Those family farms are a rare thing. Big agribusinesses have taken over most of the nation’s farm land or they lease it from farmers who can no longer afford to farm. The days of the multiple crop/livestock farms are limited unless we change how we use land for food in this country. There’s small steps in that direction, but there’s another problem: finding young people willing to do the physical labor needed to be a farmer. High school age kids often think that sort of work is beneath them and so do their parents.

My son’s high school had a gorgeous greenhouse and one summer we helped the horticulture teacher build a sustainable garden right outside the greenhouse. She had stories,lol. Kids telling her they were taking her class for the “easy A”, and other telling her that growing food was the job of mexicans, not them. Many didn’t even know what some food looked like while growing. That program is no longer in existence-budget cuts-yay. The garden is overrun with weeds and the greenhouse is now a storage area for desks and chairs. It’s sad.

42 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:28:05am

re: #41 A Mom Anon

Next time you are at the supermarket, check the produce section and see how much of the fresh fruits and vegetables are grown in the USA.

Of course it’s winter now so a lot of the produce is from Mexico and South America where it is the growing season. But even in the summer I see a lot of produce from Canada and even Europe.

43 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:30:36am

*FACE PALM*

44 compound_Idaho  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:32:38am

re: #36 Vicious Babushka

Aren’t most farms today Big Agri? How many independent family farms are there?

According to the USDA the vast majority of farms are family owned.

[Link: www.nifa.usda.gov…]

45 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:35:13am

re: #44 compound_Idaho

According to the USDA the vast majority of farms are family owned.

[Link: www.nifa.usda.gov…]

Good to know. Thanks.

46 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:40:51am

re: #41 A Mom Anon

Exactly. Those family farms are a rare thing. Big agribusinesses have taken over most of the nation’s farm land or they lease it from farmers who can no longer afford to farm. The days of the multiple crop/livestock farms are limited unless we change how we use land for food in this country. There’s small steps in that direction, but there’s another problem: finding young people willing to do the physical labor needed to be a farmer. High school age kids often think that sort of work is beneath them and so do their parents.

My son’s high school had a gorgeous greenhouse and one summer we helped the horticulture teacher build a sustainable garden right outside the greenhouse. She had stories,lol. Kids telling her they were taking her class for the “easy A”, and other telling her that growing food was the job of mexicans, not them. Many didn’t even know what some food looked like while growing. That program is no longer in existence-budget cuts-yay. The garden is overrun with weeds and the greenhouse is now a storage area for desks and chairs. It’s sad.

Pity about the horticulture training and greenhouse use getting the axe. That’s the sort of class that you would think would and should get support across the entire political spectrum. Not to mention the additional use it could get for use by science classes, or in support of classes studying specific pieces of literature, etc.

47 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:42:31am

re: #42 Vicious Babushka

Next time you are at the supermarket, check the produce section and see how much of the fresh fruits and vegetables are grown in the USA.

Of course it’s winter now so a lot of the produce is from Mexico and South America where it is the growing season. But even in the summer I see a lot of produce from Canada and even Europe.

Not to mention the hit the international fruit and vegetable market put on home canning and food preservation. Anyone for some rose hip tea?
;)

48 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:45:12am

Looks like Kyleghazi is the new Banghazi

49 Eventual Carrion  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:53:31am

re: #26 Vicious Babushka

My boss is all happy this morning, wearing his Ravens jacket. Got a big smile on his face.

Well I didn’t want the Ravens to win, but I did walk away $180 richer :-)

50 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 5:59:40am

re: #45 Vicious Babushka

Good to know. Thanks.

But, digging deeper:

Most of the U.S. domestic production of food and fiber comes from relatively few large operations. The 2007 Ag Census showed that large and very large family farms produced over 63 percent of the value of all products sold (though they accounted for less than 9 percent of all family farms,) while non-family farms produced approximately 21 percent, and the nearly 2 million small farms and ranches (sales under $250,000) produced approximately 15 percent.

The farm can still be a huge sprawling corporation as long as it’s a family corporation, and remain a family farm.

In addition, the farms aren’t as self-sufficent as they were in the past. Now they’re heavily dependent on Monsanto, most of the time, for genetically altered crops that they’re not allowed to reseed, that they have to buy every year.

51 Mattand  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:03:06am

The Super What now?

52 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:03:26am

re: #50 Obdicut

But, digging deeper:

The farm can still be a huge sprawling corporation as long as it’s a family corporation, and remain a family farm.

In addition, the farms aren’t as self-sufficent as they were in the past. Now they’re heavily dependent on Monsanto, most of the time, for genetically altered crops that they’re not allowed to reseed, that they have to buy every year.

Monsanto, evil, food supply controlling SUPERVILLAINS.

53 Mattand  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:05:26am

re: #52 Vicious Babushka

Monsanto, evil, food supply controlling SUPERVILLAINS.

That’s problem with dealing with alt med/health people when it comes to genetically modified foods; Monsanto is their go-to Godwin.

54 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:06:39am

re: #50 Obdicut

But, digging deeper:

The farm can still be a huge sprawling corporation as long as it’s a family corporation, and remain a family farm.

In addition, the farms aren’t as self-sufficent as they were in the past. Now they’re heavily dependent on Monsanto, most of the time, for genetically altered crops that they’re not allowed to reseed, that they have to buy every year.

Just touching the top of a very complex relationship I am sure. That short article points out some of the variables - varying fertility of land, water access, proximity to markets, and even what sort of products they produce. Though one thing that is clear from that is that a majority of the agricultural goods are coming from a relatively small number of very large operations. Which, if you think about it, is probably not surprising.

55 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:10:35am

It must suck to be these people.

56 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:10:50am

re: #52 Vicious Babushka

Monsanto, evil, food supply controlling SUPERVILLAINS.

Just a big asshole company acting like assholes and maximizing profit while impeding efficiency.

But they do have a super villain name.

57 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:11:39am

Kyleghazi

58 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:13:46am

First Rule of Paranoia Club is that Obama is after you.

59 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:21:19am

re: #38 Feline Fearless Leader

The Allstate mayhem ad beginning with the Garden of Eden Apple, all the way through the Chicago fire and the NFL replacement refs was quite funny.

Liked the Paul Harvey bit (Paul Harvey can’t be bad, ever), even if it’s in a Dodge commercial. It’s the one ad that got everyone to focus on the tv during the entire Super Bowl timeframe. If it’s an ad that does that, that tells you something about the game.

The rest? The Bud Clydesdale foal was cute, but most everything else was eh…

And the game itself was okay. Until the last 5 minutes when things got weird - and probably pissed off nearly everyone who had a box in their office pool.

Oh, and the power outage?

I blame Johnny. He was mayhem before there was Mayhem.

60 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:22:29am

Oh geez, not this shit again.


The domain name science.il expired and some wingnuts grabbed it to load their conspiracy crap. Has NOTHING to do with “Israeli science”

61 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:22:57am

re: #55 Vicious Babushka

They can never be wrong. It’s part of the conspiracy. /

62 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:24:34am

re: #61 lawhawk

They can never be wrong. It’s part of the conspiracy. /

Rule 2 of Paranoia Club is that *all* the conspiracies are right.

63 makeitstop  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:24:56am

re: #29 Vicious Babushka

BEST COMMERCIALS:
TIDE “Joe Montana Miracle”
CHRYSLER Paul Harvey farmers
BUDWEISER Horsey first love
SODA STREAM (I totally have to get one!)

Completely agree. Tide may have been the best of them all.

I did like the Mercedes ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ ad as well.

And as someone who has a Sodastream, I highly recommend it. The flavors are good, they have quite a variety, and you can get them with natural sweeteners if you’re so inclined.

And IIRC, didn’t you say you liked seltzer? Whipping up a bottle of seltzer is literally as easy as pushing a button. You won’t regret buying one.

64 PhillyPretzel  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:25:23am

re: #60 Vicious Babushka

One of the product forums on amazon still has a “discussion” about the President’s birth certificate. I have not gone into that discussion and I do not think I ever will. [Link: www.amazon.com…]

65 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:25:56am

re: #59 lawhawk

The Allstate mayhem ad beginning with the Garden of Eden Apple, all the way through the Chicago fire and the NFL replacement refs was quite funny.

Liked the Paul Harvey bit (Paul Harvey can’t be bad, ever), even if it’s in a Dodge commercial. It’s the one ad that got everyone to focus on the tv during the entire Super Bowl timeframe. If it’s an ad that does that, that tells you something about the game.

The rest? The Bud Clydesdale foal was cute, but most everything else was eh…

And the game itself was okay. Until the last 5 minutes when things got weird - and probably pissed off nearly everyone who had a box in their office pool.

Oh, and the power outage?

I blame Johnny. He was mayhem before there was Mayhem.

[Embedded content]

That intentional safety actually gave me a chance in the office pool. I just needed a last second fluke touchdown by the Ravens… ;P

66 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:27:24am

re: #63 makeitstop

Completely agree. Tide may have been the best of them all.

I did like the Mercedes ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ ad as well.

And as someone who has a Sodastream, I highly recommend it. The flavors are good, they have quite a variety, and you can get them with natural sweeteners if you’re so inclined.

And IIRC, didn’t you say you liked seltzer? Whipping up a bottle of seltzer is literally as easy as pushing a button. You won’t regret buying one.

My daughter has a SodaStream, and we sell them at the Zionist Mall.

67 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:27:47am

re: #63 makeitstop

Completely agree. Tide may have been the best of them all.

I did like the Mercedes ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ ad as well.

And as someone who has a Sodastream, I highly recommend it. The flavors are good, they have quite a variety, and you can get them with natural sweeteners if you’re so inclined.

And IIRC, didn’t you say you liked seltzer? Whipping up a bottle of seltzer is literally as easy as pushing a button. You won’t regret buying one.

I have friends with a Sodastream as well. Not sure how much they’re using it still. Will have to check whether there was an equipment problem, expense of supplies, or they simply opted to cut back on it for some reason.

68 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:28:31am

re: #63 makeitstop

Completely agree. Tide may have been the best of them all.

I did like the Mercedes ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ ad as well.

And as someone who has a Sodastream, I highly recommend it. The flavors are good, they have quite a variety, and you can get them with natural sweeteners if you’re so inclined.

And IIRC, didn’t you say you liked seltzer? Whipping up a bottle of seltzer is literally as easy as pushing a button. You won’t regret buying one.

If you were unaware, this is the Sodastream ad that was supposed to air but was rejected by the network:

69 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:29:36am

re: #68 Geoff with a G

If you were unaware, this is the Sodastream ad that was supposed to air but was rejected by the network:

[Embedded content]

They did show it.

70 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:30:44am
71 makeitstop  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:33:14am

re: #67 Feline Fearless Leader

I have friends with a Sodastream as well. Not sure how much they’re using it still. Will have to check whether there was an equipment problem, expense of supplies, or they simply opted to cut back on it for some reason.

As far as cost of supplies, where you buy them really makes a difference.

Target near us has them, as does Staples. And for some reason, Staples murders Target on the pricing.

72 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:33:21am

re: #69 Vicious Babushka

They did show it.

Excellent! Must have missed it. I thought I saw an older sodastream ad, did they show both?

73 makeitstop  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:34:08am

re: #69 Vicious Babushka

They did show it.

I saw a slightly different one, same idea with the exploding bottles. I’m assuming they ran two.

74 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:35:34am

re: #72 Geoff with a G

Excellent! Must have missed it. I thought I saw an older sodastream ad, did they show both?

I only saw one, but I did not see all the commercials.

76 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:47:51am

What right-wing racism?

77 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:49:06am

re: #76 Vicious Babushka

What right-wing racism?

Thank god card says “(If Person of Color)”. I would have thought just anyone could apply for one.

78 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:51:52am

re: #77 Geoff with a G

Thank god card says “(If Person of Color)”. I would have thought just anyone could apply for one.

I was thinking about doing another TGDN page about “What right-wing racism” but for now all the overt racism seems to be coming from the same few accounts while all the others are still seething over Benghazi-ghazi-ghazi-stan. When they start reTweeting the hardcore racist stuff (as opposed to the run-of-the-mill birther shit) we’ll know that stuff just got real.

79 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:57:38am

re: #78 Vicious Babushka

I was thinking about doing another TGDN page about “What right-wing racism” but for now all the overt racism seems to be coming from the same few accounts

Does anyone call for those “same few accounts” to be blocked, or accuse them of being false flags? If not, I’d say that’s tacit approval right there.

80 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:59:16am

re: #79 Interesting Times

Does anyone call for those “same few accounts” to be blocked, or accuse them of being false flags? If not, I’d say that’s tacit approval right there.

Not that I have seen. They have lots of followers.

81 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:05:15am

Favorite ads last night: The Tide commerical with the miracle stain was hilarious. Loved that one. Also, seeing The Flaming Lips in a commercial was pretty awesome. And I liked the Mercedes ad with Willem Dafoe.

I think my favorite ad, though, was a local one that wouldn’t have been aired nationally. It’s for the Texas grocery store chain HEB:

There were some terrible ads. That GoDaddy ad with the model and the nerd needs to be burned and destroyed and never aired again. And the E-Trade baby is played out already.

82 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:10:10am

re: #81 Lidane

Downside of being in the broadcast side of an event like the Super Bowl. Because we’re taking the feed directly from the stadium then putting it up on satellite for Europe and South America we don’t see the commercials. What we do see/ hear is the interplay between the broadcast booth (the announcers) and the truck (the director) during the commercial breaks

Upside of being in the broadcast side of an event like the Super Bowl.

We don’t see the commercials!!

:)

83 makeitstop  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:10:13am

re: #81 Lidane

Also, seeing The Flaming Lips in a commercial was pretty awesome.

My wife is a long-time Lips fan, and she was kind of bummed to see them do a commercial. I told her they have to pay for their stage show somehow. :)

84 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:12:12am

re: #81 Lidane

Speaking of the E*Trade baby, there was a commercial (not shown on the SB) that had adult actors with little kid voices, I think it was for some fast food chain but not sure which one. HORRIBLE.

I also liked the Kia Space Babies.

85 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:12:51am

re: #82 sattv4u2

Downside of being in the broadcast side of an event like the Super Bowl. Because we’re taking the feed directly from the stadium then putting it up on satellite for Europe and South America we don’t see the commercials. What we do see/ hear is the interplay between the broadcast booth (the announcers) and the truck (the director) during the commercial breaks

Upside of being in the broadcast side of an event like the Super Bowl.

We don’t see the commercials!!

:)

Ah, so did you request an extended power outage and stoppage of play in order to make a beer run?
;)

86 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:13:43am

re: #84 Vicious Babushka

Speaking of the E*Trade baby, there was a commercial (not shown on the SB) that had adult actors with little kid voices, I think it was for some fast food chain but not sure which one. HORRIBLE.

I also liked the Kia Space Babies.

Subway ad campaign from a few years back if I recall correctly.

87 Eventual Carrion  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:13:54am

re: #65 Feline Fearless Leader

That intentional safety actually gave me a chance in the office pool. I just needed a last second fluke touchdown by the Ravens… ;P

It made all the difference in the world for me. Girlfriend thought I was nuts the way I was yelling when he ran out of the end-zone for the safety. Was the most excitement of the game for me.

88 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:14:11am

re: #83 makeitstop

My wife is a long-time Lips fan, and she was kind of bummed to see them do a commercial. I told her they have to pay for their stage show somehow. :)

I’m a Lips fan and I thought it was great. It was funny and incoroprated their weirdness nicely.

Plus, like you said —more $$$ for the band is a good thing. :)

89 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:15:02am

re: #82 sattv4u2

We don’t see the commercials!!

A little more insight ,, actually, we do “see” the (national) commercials

two or three days prior to the Super Bowl (or like event) the network (in the case of last night, CBS) will air via satellite all the commercials from their main facility and the people onsite (again, in this case, the production truck in New Orleans) will record them for later playback during the game

90 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:16:39am

re: #86 Feline Fearless Leader

Subway ad campaign from a few years back if I recall correctly.

That was awful. AWFUL. I suppose they thought they could flip the E*Trade baby, but it didn’t work too well.

Speaking of ripoffs, Lincoln was using last year’s Chrysler “Imported from Detroit” theme.

91 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:17:12am

re: #85 Feline Fearless Leader

Ah, so did you request an extended power outage and stoppage of play in order to make a beer run?
;)

YOU try sitting on a conference call with the production truck and foreign TV stations taking the game for 6 hours without a potty break!!!

92 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:18:25am

Another lame commercial: Taco Bell with all the seniors from the Old Age home acting like a bunch of out of control teenagers. That made me cringe.

93 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:19:02am

re: #84 Vicious Babushka

Speaking of the E*Trade baby, there was a commercial (not shown on the SB) that had adult actors with little kid voices, I think it was for some fast food chain but not sure which one. HORRIBLE.

That was Subway IIRC.

I also liked the Kia Space Babies.

Yeah, that was a good one too.

94 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:20:48am

re: #92 Vicious Babushka

Another lame commercial: Taco Bell with all the seniors from the Old Age home acting like a bunch of out of control teenagers. That made me cringe.

I had totally forgotten that one. Same for the Doritos commercial.

95 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:22:59am

What right-wing racism?

96 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:25:41am

*sigh*

Well, that settles that then. Guess we all need an AR-15 and a copy of Atlas Shrugged.

97 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:29:11am

re: #96 Lidane

*sigh*

Well, that settles that then. Guess we all need an AR-15 and a copy of Atlas Shrugged.

Gives one an insight on how they view the world. Cherry pick their holy book for the bits that support the world view they desire. From that you can guess that they cherry pick everything else (politics, society, science, etc.) in order to find further reinforcement of that view. They start with the end result and then find the “data” that supports that view. All else is detractors, lies, and conspiracy by the enemy.

98 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:35:23am

Ahmadinejad wants to be Iran’s first astronaut

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that he’s ready to take the risk of being the first Iranian astronaut sent into space as part of Iran’s goal of a manned space flight.

“I’m ready to be the first Iranian to sacrifice myself for our country’s scientists,” the official IRNA news agency quoted him as saying in an address to space scientists in Tehran.
[Link: news.yahoo.com…]

I’ll send a few bucks to their program to make that happen!!

99 Killgore Trout  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:50:36am

re: #98 sattv4u2

Ahmadinejad wants to be Iran’s first astronaut

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that he’s ready to take the risk of being the first Iranian astronaut sent into space as part of Iran’s goal of a manned space flight.

“I’m ready to be the first Iranian to sacrifice myself for our country’s scientists,” the official IRNA news agency quoted him as saying in an address to space scientists in Tehran.
[Link: news.yahoo.com…]

I’ll send a few bucks to their program to make that happen!!

I’m sure the monkeys will contribute to the cause as well.

100 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:52:56am
101 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:53:30am

re: #99 Killgore Trout

I’m sure the monkeys will contribute to the cause as well.

comment from the article

Unfortunately he came in second in the intelligence test, so they sent the monkey.

102 Killgore Trout  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:54:17am

Egypt Opposition: Police Torture Activist to Death

El-Gindy went missing for several days after protesting on Jan. 27 in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The protesters are opposed to Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi’s policies and are pressing him to amend the constitution, which was drafted by a panel dominated by Islamists and approved in a public referendum last year.

Party spokeswoman Mona Amer said she saw el-Gindy’s body and that it carried marks of torture. She said he was electrocuted, had broken ribs and a “cord appeared to have been wrapped around his neck.” A medical report cited brain hemorrhage as cause of death.

103 Killgore Trout  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:55:00am

re: #101 sattv4u2

comment from the article

Unfortunately he came in second in the intelligence test, so they sent the monkey.

Ahmadinejad also might not make the hieght requirement.

104 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:55:31am

American Jesus.

105 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:57:09am

re: #103 Killgore Trout

Ahmadinejad also might not make the hieght requirement.

ouch

106 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:57:32am

re: #102 Killgore Trout

SPRING!

107 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:58:13am

re: #98 sattv4u2

Well, he certainly acts like a space cadet.

108 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:58:17am

Don’t wanna be an American Jesus.
Don’t want a nation under the new media
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind fuck America.

109 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:58:19am
110 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 7:58:26am

re: #104 Gus

American Jesus.

Mexican Madonna

[Link: www.google.com…]

111 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:00:53am

Fuckity fuck.

112 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:00:57am

re: #100 Vicious Babushka

Super. Less than a week after the last school shooting.

113 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:01:50am

re: #108 Gus

Never took you for a Green Day fan :-)

114 kirkspencer  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:02:16am

Suicide. so, gay, geek, or sex assault victim?

115 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:03:09am

re: #113 Ghost of Tom Joad

Never took you for a Green Day fan :-)

Not a fan per se but that song grew on me. They have others too.

116 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:04:49am

Wut?

117 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:04:49am

What right-wing racism?


118 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:05:19am

re: #116 Gus

Wut?

Did that include the men too?

119 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:05:34am

re: #116 Gus

Wut?

How are the 50’s posting to the Internet?

120 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:06:04am
…Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the DIA director, called the presentation “highly offensive” in a letter to employees. Flynn wrote that he hoped the intentions were “pure of heart and intended to help… but even smart people do dumb things sometimes. That said, no one is going to be taken to the wood shed over this. They’ll require some counseling (to be sure) on what it means to think before you act.”
121 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:06:53am

re: #118 Vicious Babushka

Did that include the men too?

Ha. Read my mind. Was going to ask TPM, “is that just for the men?” :O

122 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:08:14am

Gad. Zooks. (%$*&@(#*%^

123 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:09:07am

re: #117 Vicious Babushka

Are “they” the Government or the Gang Bangers I wonder.

124 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:09:13am

Wait, I thought they were at a gun range and they all had guns? Wingnut conspiracies are complicated!

125 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:10:22am

re: #123 Geoff with a G

Are “they” the Government or the Gang Bangers?

According to the wingnuts, they are one and the same.

Haven’t decided if “Genuine American” is a racist wingnut or a parody account. At this point I think it’s real.

126 dragonfire1981  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:11:31am

re: #95 Vicious Babushka

What right-wing racism?

Grrrr….Travyon WASN’T ARMED!!

127 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:13:37am

re: #116 Gus

Wut?

“You’re not here for your brains, ladies. You’re just eye-candy for the Men who do the actual defense work. Stop coming in looking all frumpy because you’re hurting our productivity!” ///

128 dragonfire1981  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:15:11am

re: #96 Lidane

*sigh*

Well, that settles that then. Guess we all need an AR-15 and a copy of Atlas Shrugged.

Because there’s nothing on the scale between Pacifist and violent, bloodthirsty monster.

Even I don’t think Jesus was a pacifist, but I don’t think he was a violent monster either.

129 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:16:26am

re: #127 Ghost of Tom Joad

“You’re not here for your brains, ladies. You’re just eye-candy for the Men who do the actual defense work. Stop coming in looking all frumpy because you’re hurting our productivity!” ///

Slips and stocking are required on all womens wearing skirts or dresses. No pant allowed! //

130 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:17:38am

re: #117 Vicious Babushka

“GenuineAmerican” has GOT to be a parody account. Right? I can’t even begin to tell the difference anymore.

131 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:17:50am

Woah boy, hold onto your hats folks:

Report: Tagg Romney to Run for Senate

132 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:20:17am

re: #124 Vicious Babushka

Wait, I thought they were at a gun range and they all had guns? Wingnut conspiracies are complicated!

Is #rap Republicans Against People?

133 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:20:51am

re: #131 Geoff with a G

Well… of course he is. Famous name. Famous political family. Why not.

134 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:21:07am

re: #125 Vicious Babushka

According to the wingnuts, they are one and the same.

Haven’t decided if “Genuine American” is a racist wingnut or a parody account. At this point I think it’s real.

Ask him.

135 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:21:15am

re: #131 Geoff with a G

Woah boy, hold onto your hats folks:

Report: Tagg Romney to Run for Senate

This ad sponsored by Fleece the Donors, LLC

136 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:21:38am

re: #132 JeffFX

Is #rap Republicans Against People?

Weird. I think that’s her way of communicating her stupid Tweets to blacks.

137 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:22:02am

re: #125 Vicious Babushka

I mean, really:

138 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:23:10am

Who’s Chris Riley?

139 makeitstop  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:23:31am

re: #131 Geoff with a G

Woah boy, hold onto your hats folks:

Report: Tagg Romney to Run for Senate

Wait, wasn’t he the one who said he’d never want to run for office?

Yeah, he was!

Like his father, Tagg Romney attended Brigham Young University and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. However, he told the New York Times that “I’d be really surprised if I did [run for office]. It’s a really horrible process, and honestly I just don’t want to go through it.”

I wonder what happened? A little familial pressure, perhaps?

140 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:23:45am

re: #131 Geoff with a G

Woah boy, hold onto your hats folks:

Report: Tagg Romney to Run for Senate

141 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:23:56am

Derp.

142 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:24:14am

re: #134 JeffFX

Ask him.

From looking at its list of followers and following, I’m inclined to believe it is not a parody account.

143 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:24:36am

re: #138 Gus

Who’s Chris Riley?

The google says he’s a golfer, football player, rugby player, or writer.

144 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:25:09am

re: #142 Vicious Babushka

From looking at its list of followers and following, I’m inclined to believe it is not a parody account.

That makes asking him more fun.

145 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:25:51am

re: #143 JeffFX

The google says he’s a golfer, football player, rugby player, or writer.

The idiot meant Chris Kyle. Funny how these bozos get upset when you put that shooting in the context of gun control but no one bats an eye when they put that shooting in the context of some crazy conspiracy about Obama having him assassinated.

146 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:26:03am

re: #144 JeffFX

That makes asking him more fun.

147 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:26:49am

re: #138 Gus

Who’s Chris Riley?

I don’t know but he’s going to be very pissed when he finds out he’s been assassinated.

148 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:27:05am

re: #133 lawhawk

Well… of course he is. Famous name. Famous political family. Why not.

That NEVER happens in politics!!!

149 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:27:53am

re: #139 makeitstop

Wait, wasn’t he the one who said he’d never want to run for office?

Yeah, he was!

I wonder what happened? A little familial pressure, perhaps?

Grifters gonna grift, as they say.

150 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:27:53am

You’re drunk sailor! Get back on the boat. //

151 dragonfire1981  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:28:10am

re: #146 Vicious Babushka

As opposed to armed, drug dealing geriatrics?

152 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:28:27am

re: #140 Interesting Times

Which is exactly why he shouldn’t run. I don’t think he has a shot.

153 dragonfire1981  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:28:53am

re: #139 makeitstop

Wait, wasn’t he the one who said he’d never want to run for office?

Yeah, he was!

I wonder what happened? A little familial pressure, perhaps?

Two words: KA CHING!

Like a lot in life, it’s all about the money baby.

154 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:29:52am

TGDN. Home to Poe’s Kabuki Theater.

155 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:30:22am

re: #146 Vicious Babushka

Armed drug-dealing gangbangers? I don’t even, lol.

156 makeitstop  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:32:14am

re: #153 dragonfire1981

Two words: KA CHING!

Like a lot in life, it’s all about the money baby.

Like that family needs any more money.

I think pop got in his ear. Or maybe mom - she seems to like the idea of people in her family holding office.

157 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:32:19am

re: #146 Vicious Babushka

Wait, our nation is now in the grips of armed drug dealing gang bangers?

Hell’s Angels? /

The majority of those murdered by firearms are family members and acquaintances, and not strangers/unknown.

158 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:32:30am

Oy.

159 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:32:36am

re: #156 makeitstop

Like that family needs any more money.

I think pop got in his ear.

AVENGE ME!

160 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:34:11am

re: #98 sattv4u2

Ahmadinejad wants to be Iran’s first astronaut

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that he’s ready to take the risk of being the first Iranian astronaut sent into space as part of Iran’s goal of a manned space flight.

I’m all for it if the rocket is aimed at the sun. =P

161 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:35:02am

GenuineAmerican (@CountryBack1776) twitter bio:

From sea to shining sea, it’s time to take our country back! The White House can no longer be an ironic name for our leader’s home.

What right-wing racism?

162 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:35:19am
163 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:35:35am

re: #160 Lidane

I’m all for it if the rocket is aimed at the sun. =P

I’d be MORE for it if it was strapped to his back!!

164 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:35:47am

re: #139 makeitstop

“I’d be really surprised if I did [run for office].”

He makes it sound like running for office is a function of the autonomic nervous system. Can you imagine the press conference when he announces his intent to run?

Ladies and gentlemen, let me just say that none of you find this announcement more surprising than I do. I have no idea how or why I made the decision to run, and frankly this has disturbing implications for the question of free will. Nevertheless, as I sail helplessly on the winds of fate, very much like a dandelion seed, I will appreciate your enthusiastic support at the various campaign events I might inexplicably find myself organizing and attending in the coming months.

165 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:36:21am

Yeesh. Not sure if I want to inform him now. He’s for real.

166 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:36:33am

re: #104 Gus

American Jesus.

20+ years later and this song is still relevant:

167 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:36:34am

re: #160 Lidane

I’m all for it if the rocket is aimed at the sun. =P

No worry, they’ll launch him at night

168 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:37:30am

re: #165 Gus

Yeesh. Not sure if I want to inform him now. He’s for real.

Nah, let him tweet/retweet the wrong name.

169 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:37:51am

The thought did cross my mind however. That Kyle was assassinated. Being somewhat close to normal though I thought that it could be a hit ordered by al-Qaeda.

170 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:38:44am

re: #164 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

He makes it sound like running for office is a function of the autonomic nervous system. Can you imagine the press conference when he announces his intent to run?

Remember that his father had to be talked into running for President. ;p

(Or at least that’s what they said after he lost.)

171 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:40:18am

re: #169 Gus

The thought did cross my mind however. That Kyle was assassinated. Being somewhat close to normal though I thought that it could be a hit ordered by al-Qaeda.

I thought assassins only choose to operate in “Gun-Free Zones”//

172 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:41:31am

re: #170 Feline Fearless Leader

Remember that his father had to be talked into running for President. ;p

(Or at least that’s what they said after he lost.)

I think it was Tagg (or one of his sons) that supposedly talked him into running. Mitt returning the favor?

173 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:41:54am

*headdesk*

So a class project where students are taught about flag symbols like the hammer and sickle is now ZOMG LIBRUL INDOKTRINASHUN. What the fuck.

174 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:42:41am
re: #95 Vicious Babushka

What right-wing racism?

At least @toddkincannon told the truth about wild blacks like Trayvon who grow up to be gangbangers. Must be stopped or WE lose guns. #TGDN
— GenuineAmerican (@CountryBack1776) February 4, 2013

“Wild blacks”? A kid armed with skittles and a canned beverage who ran away from an armed lunatic is a “wild black”? Great “logic”.

175 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:43:01am

re: #173 Lidane

Wait, so the military aircraft recognition playing cards I used to have were really an indoctrination into socialism? Seriously? /

176 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:44:31am

re: #174 Dr. Matt

At least @toddkincannon told the truth about wild blacks like Trayvon who grow up to be gangbangers. Must be stopped or WE lose guns. #TGDN
— GenuineAmerican (@CountryBack1776) February 4, 2013

“Wild blacks”? A kid armed with skittles and a canned beverage who ran away from an armed lunatic is a “wild black”? Great “logic”.

Considering the source… As you know I’m no fan of Todd Kincannon, but I’m pretty sure this “Genuine American” weirdo is putting words in his mouth.

177 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:44:46am

re: #175 lawhawk

Wait, so the military aircraft recognition playing cards I used to have were really an indoctrination into socialism? Seriously? /

“If it’s silver it’s American. If it’s green, it’s British. If you don’t see it at all, it’s the Luftwaffe.”
(Wehrmacht joke in late 1944.)

178 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:44:58am

Yes, because gun control laws are exactly like Thermopylae. WTF.

179 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:45:15am

Also. This guy calling himself “Genuine American” is an embarrassment to this nation. :D

180 erik_t  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:45:49am

re: #174 Matt

“Wild blacks”? A kid armed with skittles and a canned beverage who ran away from an armed lunatic is a “wild black”? Great “logic”.

I’m afraid to say it probably means he was not yet in a cage.

181 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:45:58am

re: #178 Lidane

Yes, because gun control laws are exactly like Thermopylae. WTF.

What gun confiscation?

182 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:47:16am

re: #180 erik_t

I’m afraid to say it probably means he was not yet in a cage.

That quote got messed up. That’s from Dr. Matt. In any event.

183 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:47:56am

re: #179 Gus

Also. This guy calling himself “Genuine American” is an embarrassment to this nation. :D

He’s another fetishist who believes times were better in 1776….you know, when the average life span was around 47, people shit in a hole in the ground, no paved roads, no regulations on food and drinks, no safe public water supplies, woman couldn’t vote, blacks were slaves, etc., etc.,

184 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:48:11am

Hmm. It’s gotta be a parody.

185 erik_t  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:48:20am

re: #182 Gus

That quote got messed up. That’s from Dr. Matt. In any event.

Changed with the edit button, because I am a wizard.

186 dragonfire1981  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:49:14am

re: #184 Vicious Babushka

Hmm. It’s gotta be a parody.

Not necessarily. I think he’s implying the shooter decided to give up and take his own life before shooting other people because he thought with a bunch of other armed people around he wouldn’t get very far.

187 dragonfire1981  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:50:38am

Heh, heh

188 erik_t  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:51:05am

re: #184 Vicious Babushka

Hmm. It’s gotta be a parody.

Obviously this twitter user wishes to return to the legal protection afforded to gun ownership in the year 1776.

Sounds good to me.

189 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:51:20am

What right-wing racism? (Also, is this quote fake?)

190 jaunte  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:51:21am

re: #174 Dr. Matt

At least @toddkincannon told the truth about wild blacks like Trayvon who grow up to be gangbangers. Must be stopped or WE lose guns. #TGDN
— GenuineAmerican (@CountryBack1776) February 4, 2013

“Wild blacks”? A kid armed with skittles and a canned beverage who ran away from an armed lunatic is a “wild black”? Great “logic”.

He’s obviously not up on the latest language:

Michigan Tea Partiers have come up with a new,
improved TeaBilly Dog Whistle™®.

191 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:51:29am

re: #181 Gus

What gun confiscation?

The same one that’s coming no matter what the government says, according to Wayne LaPierre.

192 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:52:15am

re: #109 Vicious Babushka

193 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:52:42am

re: #188 erik_t

Obviously this twitter user wishes to return to the legal protection afforded to gun ownership in the year 1776.

Sounds good to me.


“Give me High Capacity Muzzle Loading Weapons, or Give me Death!!!!!”

194 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:53:04am

re: #192 Lidane

See #184

195 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:53:55am

re: #192 Lidane

Yeah, I’m wondering.

196 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:54:00am

re: #194 Vicious Babushka

See #184

Yeah, missed that. I was going through TPM looking for those statements by LaPierre where he says that the government is going to seize guns no matter what they say.

197 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:54:13am

re: #189 Vicious Babushka

Looks real, but seemingly void of any context:

[Link: www.frederickdouglass.org…]

198 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:54:19am

re: #176 Gus

Considering the source… As you know I’m no fan of Todd Kincannon, but I’m pretty sure this “Genuine American” weirdo is putting words in his mouth.

I don’t think so:

199 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:55:25am

re: #198 Interesting Times

I don’t think so:

OK. Never mind. Damn, he’s creepy.

200 dragonfire1981  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:55:49am

re: #190 jaunte

He’s obviously not up on the latest language:

Michigan Tea Partiers have come up with a new,
improved TeaBilly Dog WhistleTM(r).

“Ethnically challenged families” ??

Good grief that’s horrendous.

201 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:56:10am
202 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:56:44am

re: #198 Interesting Times

I don’t think so:

Wait…they put dead babies in Pepsi? Damn, I gotta start donating more to various abortion clinics./

203 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:59:05am

re: #202 Ghost of Tom Joad

Wait…they put dead babies in Pepsi? Damn, I gotta start donating more to various abortion clinics./

Also, where do you think baby oil and baby powder comes from?

204 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:59:29am

Good morning lizards!

205 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 8:59:33am

Kind of stunning really. That conservatives would want to sign up with that kind of rhetoric…

In other TGDN news…

206 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:00:13am

Yeah. We’re in real danger of becoming North Korea 2.0:

These people lead a sad, sad existence. I cannot imagine looking at the world around me and seeing conspiracy and treason at every turn.

207 dragonfire1981  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:01:24am

I wish some of these people could live in a REAL communist nation for awhile…they’d be begging to come back to Obama’s “socialist paradise” in no time.

208 jaunte  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:01:25am

Caution NRO writers, the linked post uses the phrase “senseless lynching.”
[Link: blogs.archives.gov…]

Ida B. Wells was among many individuals whose letters bombarded the Department of Justice demanding Federal help to fight racial violence. These letters are found among Year Files, 1884 1903, located in RG 60, General Records of the Department of Justice (DOJ). This file consists of many letters, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and telegrams pertaining to the lynching of Postmaster Frazier B. Baker with his two-year-old daughter, Julia, in Lake City, South Carolina, on February 22, 1898

209 sattv4u2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:01:43am

and on that note, the long quiet drive home beckons

210 kirkspencer  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:02:43am

re: #189 Vicious Babushka

What right-wing racism? (Also, is this quote fake?)

the quote is legit. It is, however, somewhat out of context.

It’s from the “Speech at the Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society in Boston” given in April of 1865.

211 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:05:02am

re: #210 kirkspencer

the quote is legit. It is, however, somewhat out of context.

It’s from the “Speech at the Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society in Boston” given in April of 1865.

“Leave the black man alone” at that time meant to stop putting them in chains…

212 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:05:17am

re: #184 Vicious Babushka

Hmm. It’s gotta be a parody.

Or completely deranged. Poe’s Law applies more these days than ever before.

213 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:05:51am




214 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:06:30am
215 kirkspencer  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:06:41am

re: #211 Sol Berdinowitz

“Leave the black man alone” at that time meant to stop putting them in chains…

Yep.

If you see him on his way to school, let him alone, don’t disturb him! If you see him going to the dinner-table at a hotel, let him go! If you see him going to the ballot-box, let him alone, don’t disturb him! [Applause.] If you see him going into a work-shop, just let him alone,—your interference is doing him a positive injury. — from the same speech

216 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:07:47am

re: #210 kirkspencer

the quote is legit. It is, however, somewhat out of context.

It’s from the “Speech at the Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society in Boston” given in April of 1865.

Taken totally out of context to mean the opposite of what it originally intended.

217 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:07:59am

Justin Amash

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and raised in Kentwood, Michigan, Amash is a second generation Arab-American of Palestinian Christian and Syrian Greek Orthodox descent His father is a Palestinian business owner, whose family immigrated to the United States in 1956 through the sponsorship of a Christian pastor and his family. Amash attended Kelloggsville Christian School and graduated as class valedictorian from Grand Rapids Christian High School. He graduated from the University of Michigan magna cum laude with an A.B. in Economics and earned his J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School in 2005.

218 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:08:49am

re: #214 Gus

Holy wow. He’s finally topped his chart busting hit “Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran!”

219 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:10:04am

TGDN is totally freaking out over @spaceagenegro and his awesome collection of Derp lists.

220 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:10:28am

re: #213 Gus

I think most people would get a pass on that, but McCain and his recent obstruction to PBO has pretty much killed any chance at the benefit of the doubt.

221 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:11:09am

re: #219 Vicious Babushka

TGDN is totally freaking out over @spaceagenegro and his awesome collection of Derp lists.

Ok…I generally loathe all the Twitter bullshit and I don’t keep up…but wtf is TGDN?

222 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:11:11am
223 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:11:33am

re: #214 Gus

Justin Amash is a Republican.

I just thanked him for pushing back against the crazies that suggested that he and like-thinkers could save his party. Anything positive out of Republicans is rare and should be encouraged and nurtured.

224 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:12:37am

re: #221 Ghost of Tom Joad

Ok…I generally loathe all the Twitter bullshit and I don’t keep up…but wtf is TGDN?

#TGDN=Totally Goofy Dumb Nutbags

225 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:13:10am

re: #223 JeffFX

I just thanked him for pushing back against the crazies that suggested that he and like-thinkers could save his party. Anything positive out of Republicans is rare and should be encouraged and nurtured.

Indeed.

226 dragonfire1981  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:13:12am

re: #206 Lidane

Yeah. We’re in real danger of becoming North Korea 2.0:

These people lead a sad, sad existence. I cannot imagine looking at the world around me and seeing conspiracy and treason at every turn.

I think a lot of falls into the category of “not wanting to accept responsibility for one’s own circumstances”. It’s always convenient to blame something on outside forces you had no control over.

For example, it’s easier to say: “My job sucks and I don’t have as much money anymore because Obama screwed me” than it is to accept that decisions you made had a big impact on that as well.

These people really, REALLY overestimate the power of the POTUS. The President has limited power over gas prices, prices of other consumer goods, job creation and whatnot, but still all the blame lands at his feet.

For these people, Obama is America’s biggest scapegoat. Why blame yourself for your problems when you can blame him for all of it and make yourself feel better in the process?

“I’m not the problem! The blacks and the illegals and the muslims and the welfare whores and Obama are the problem!”

227 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:13:51am

re: #221 Ghost of Tom Joad

Ok…I generally loathe all the Twitter bullshit and I don’t keep up…but wtf is TGDN?

Keep that attitude. LGF sucked me into the Twitter maelstrom, and it’s not pretty.

Twitter Gulag Defense Network. It’s a name based on a delusion regarding magic twitter tags and persecution complexes in obnoxious people.

228 kirkspencer  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:14:32am

re: #221 Ghost of Tom Joad

Ok…I generally loathe all the Twitter bullshit and I don’t keep up…but wtf is TGDN?

Twitter Gulag Defense Network is the literal. Vicious Babushka’s post is a better description.

229 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:15:11am

re: #228 kirkspencer

Twitter Gulag Defense Network is the literal. Vicious Babushka’s post is a better description.

I still think it’s “That God Damned N*****”

230 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:15:35am

Again with comparing someone with Nazis. This time it’s the entire USA by far left loser Noam Chomsky…

U.S. Linguist Noam Chomsky Compares Colin Powell to Von Ribbentrop and the U.S. to Nazi Germany

231 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:16:16am

re: #230 NJDhockeyfan

Again with comparing someone with Nazis. This time it’s the entire USA by far left loser Noam Chomsky…

U.S. Linguist Noam Chomsky Compares Colin Powell to Von Ribbentrop and the U.S. to Nazi Germany

Have you accomplished anything close to what Chomsky has?

232 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:16:56am

re: #230 NJDhockeyfan

Again with comparing someone with Nazis. This time it’s the entire USA by far left loser Noam Chomsky…

U.S. Linguist Noam Chomsky Compares Colin Powell to Von Ribbentrop and the U.S. to Nazi Germany

One lone moonbat against the TGDN swarms. Magical Balance Fairy can’t be bothered.

233 jaunte  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:17:09am

Michigan Tea Partier: Charter Schools Are For Kids From “Ethnically Challenged Families”

…at the Michigan citizens training, one of the featured speakers, Norm Hughes, a member of the North Oakland Tea Party Patriots, offered this take on charters:

“Kids aren’t going to charter schools if they’re “A” students. They go to charter schools because they’re failing students and, by and large, the charter schools have a higher percentage of poor families, ethnically challenged families…”

234 dragonfire1981  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:18:34am

Oregon Bakery refuses to make cake for same sex couple, calls them ‘abominations’

What’s a wedding without a cake? A decidedly less delicious one, which is why couples heading for the altar are in the habit of testing out cakes before the big day so they can choose their favorite. In other words, they get to eat a lot of cake to find a winner. But one same-sex couple in Oregon is claiming in a complaint filed with the state’s attorney general’s office that their experience at a local bakery was far from fun when the owner refused to sell them a cake.

In the complaint, a Portland woman says she and her fiancée and her fiancée’s mother visited a local bakery for a cake testing in January, reports The Oregonian. But when the owner realized the cake was meant for a same-sex wedding, the women claim in a consumer complaint that he called them “abominations unto the lord.”

“We were then informed that our money was not equal,” one woman wrote in the complaint filed the next day. “My fiancée was reduced to tears.”
According to The Oregonian, the man who owns the bakery said that his business doesn’t discriminate when selling pastries and cakes to customers. But as same-sex marriage isn’t in line with his and his wife’s Christian faith, they have decided not to sell cakes for those occasions.

“I believe marriage is a religious institution between a man and woman as stated in the Bible,” he said. “When someone tells me that their definition is something different, I strongly disagree. I don’t think I should be penalized for that.”

Just more of that great Christian love…*sigh*

Let me say here, if you want to be against same sex marriage, fine, that’s your right.

But you don’t need to INSULT, DEMEAN or DISPARAGE those who aren’t because of that!

235 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:19:04am

re: #227 JeffFX

Wow…Twitter Gulag Defense Network…..man I’m not even that old, but that just sounds really childish. First thing that came to mind was Erik Erikson’s “Red State Strike Force” which was beautifully parodied by various bloggers.

Image: erickson_trike_force2.jpg

236 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:19:21am

re: #228 kirkspencer

Twitter Gulag Defense Network is the literal. Vicious Babushka’s post is a better description.

I don’t remember who came up with it, but I really liked “Teabaggers-Gonna-Derp Network.”

237 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:21:10am

re: #235 Ghost of Tom Joad

Wow…Twitter Gulag Defense Network…..man I’m not even that old, but that just sounds really childish. First thing that came to mind was Erik Erikson’s “Red State Strike Force” which was beautifully parodied by various bloggers.

Image: erickson_trike_force2.jpg

No one there matured beyond the point of your average 15 year old.

Thank’s for the downding Matt. Why are you so OK with an unaccomplished person calling someone very accomplished a loser that you’d give a downding?

238 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:22:49am

re: #236 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

I don’t remember who came up with it, but I really liked “Teabaggers-Gonna-Derp Network.”

The best thing about #tgdn is that lunatics use it to self-identify. The FBI doesn’t have to track these groups or even set up honeypots to find insurrectionist loons. They documented themselves!

239 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:22:49am

re: #235 Ghost of Tom Joad

Wow…Twitter Gulag Defense Network…..man I’m not even that old, but that just sounds really childish. First thing that came to mind was Erik Erikson’s “Red State Strike Force” which was beautifully parodied by various bloggers.

Image: erickson_trike_force2.jpg

It’s a scheme to GET MOAR FOLLOWERZ!1! and they also think that by having a whole bunch of followers their Twitter accounts can’t get suspended for TOS, but they have all created second accounts anyway.

240 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:23:58am

re: #231 JeffFX

Have you accomplished anything close to what Chomsky has?

I have never met with Hezbollah… so no.

241 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:24:29am

re: #237 JeffFX

Thank’s for the downding Matt. Why are you so OK with an unaccomplished person calling someone very accomplished a loser that you’d give a downding?

Why are you OK with someone “accomplished” referring to another accomplished person as a Nazi?

Why does it matter if someone is “accomplished”? Does that give them license to call others Nazis?

Why are you calling people you don’t even know “unaccomplished”. Yet, if someone is “unaccomplished”, does that make their opinions about an “accomplished” less important? For that matter, please provide inclusion and exclusion criteria to define some as “accomplished” and “unaccomplished”.

242 Mattand  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:24:50am

re: #221 Ghost of Tom Joad

Ok…I generally loathe all the Twitter bullshit and I don’t keep up…but wtf is TGDN?

Many of the conservatives brandishing the #tgdn hashtag got their accounts suspended for spamming. Rather than acting like adults, some RWNJ (Todd Kincannon, IIRC), got the brilliant idea that if you put #tgdn in your tweet, people would follow you and prevent you from ever being “gulaged”.

At least that’s how I keep it straight in my mind. It’s so fucking stupid, I try to delete it in favor of important stuff, like the recipe for ice. If I got that wrong, let me know.

To the best of my knowledge, no TGDN accounts have been suspended yet. Then again, I don’t care enough to really find out.

243 Killgore Trout  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:25:11am

re: #230 NJDhockeyfan

Again with comparing someone with Nazis. This time it’s the entire USA by far left loser Noam Chomsky…

U.S. Linguist Noam Chomsky Compares Colin Powell to Von Ribbentrop and the U.S. to Nazi Germany

On Iranian state tv chnanel Press TV. The moonbats sure love the mullahs for some reason.

244 Mattand  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:27:58am

re: #230 NJDhockeyfan

Again with comparing someone with Nazis. This time it’s the entire USA by far left loser Noam Chomsky…

U.S. Linguist Noam Chomsky Compares Colin Powell to Von Ribbentrop and the U.S. to Nazi Germany

Is there a full interview available somewhere?

245 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:28:14am

re: #241 Dr. Matt

Why are you OK with someone “accomplished” referring to another accomplished person as a Nazi?

Why does it matter if someone is “accomplished”? Does that give them license to call others Nazis?

Why are you calling people you don’t even know “unaccomplished”. Yet, if someone is “unaccomplished”, does that make their opinions about an “accomplished” less important? For that matter, please provide inclusion and exclusion criteria to define some as “accomplished” and “unaccomplished”/

I did not comment on Chomsky’s comment, and do not approve of much of his politics. I merely pointed out that someone was calling a very accomplished person a loser.

Chomsky has proven himself to be more intelligent than most, and he’s accomplished tons in linguistics. He’s not a loser by any stretch of the imagination.

246 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:29:29am

re: #244 Mattand

Is there a full interview available somewhere?

[Link: www.presstv.com…]

*Not an endorsement of PressTV.

247 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:29:31am

re: #244 Mattand

Is there a full interview available somewhere?

Here is the MEMRI video.

[Link: www.memritv.org…]

248 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:30:16am

Chris Kyle is the new Benghazi!

249 Tigger2  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:30:23am

re: #117 Vicious Babushka

What right-wing racism?

How is he going to clean his porch up after a drone hits his house. /

250 Kragar  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:30:59am

Florida father with assault weapon forces wife to watch as he kills two sons

Victoria Flores Zavala told Boynton Beach police that 45-year-old Isidro Zavala went to her home on Saturday with a plan to kill her and their two boys because she had filed for divorce last year, according to WTVJ. But Isidro Zavala decide to spare his wife at the last minute so she could suffer while watching him murder 12-year-old Eduardo Zavala and 11-year-old Mario Zavala.

“What Mrs. Zavala had to go through — watch her children killed before her — is probably the most horrific thing you could ever imagine, at least for me,” Boynton Beach Police Chief G. Matthew Immler explained at a press conference.

“She tried fighting him off and begged him to kill her and not the children,” he explained. “He told her she was going to stay alive and suffer the loss of them.”

The Palm Beach Post reported on Sunday that Isidro Zavala had killed himself with .38-caliber pistol, but police also recovered a bag with a TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun, extra ammunition, duct tape and cutting shears from the crime scene.

251 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:31:04am

re: #249 Tigger2

How is he going to clean his porch up after a drone hits his house. /

Won’t be a porch.

252 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:31:38am

re: #248 Vicious Babushka

Chris Kyle is the new Benghazi!

I thought PBO’s skeet shooting is the new Benghazi? Or is PBO’s skeet shooting the old Benghazi and Chris Kyle is the new, NEW Benghazi?

253 Killgore Trout  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:31:52am

re: #244 Mattand

Is there a full interview available somewhere?

This looks like the segment in question
US, a leading terrorist state in world: Chomsky
He also brings up the killing of Bin Laden as a Nazi-like tactics so Obama is included in his list of Western Nazis. He’s a dick.

254 Bulworth  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:31:58am

re: #233 jaunte

I thought charter schools were teh awesome because they’re less regulated by evil unions and because Freedom?

/

I’m going to charitably guess the teabagger meant to say “ethically” challenged. Not that would have been much less idiotic.

255 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:32:10am

re: #242 Mattand

To the best of my knowledge, no TGDN accounts have been suspended yet. Then again, I don’t care enough to really find out.

I wonder if that’s true, because if it is, the modern people at Twitter have to be screwing with these clowns to make them think their magical talisman works. That or the FBI may have asked them to stop banning the people with serious mental health issues to make their delusions easy to track.

I’d be very surprised if no one in government is tracking the movement of anti-American madness through the less educated population.

256 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:32:26am

re: #252 Dr. Matt

I thought PBO’s skeet shooting is the new Benghazi? Or is PBO’s skeet shooting the old Benghazi and Chris Kyle is the new, NEW Benghazi?

Chris Kyle is the new Benghazi and skeet shooting is the new Birth Certificate!

Get your conspiracies straight.

257 Mattand  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:33:31am

re: #248 Vicious Babushka

Chris Kyle is the new Benghazi!

Jesus, if we can get through the next four years without a civil war erupting, I’ll be shocked.

I really think that many conservatives/Republicans are just in full mental breakdown over The Scary Black Man™ being re-elected. The eruption of conspiracy theories is frightening.

258 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:33:39am

re: #252 Dr. Matt

I thought PBO’s skeet shooting is the new Benghazi? Or is PBO’s skeet shooting the old Benghazi and Chris Kyle is the new, NEW Benghazi?

Obviously PBO practicing shooting skeet was him secretly preparing to shoot Chris Kyle in the face. There’s a Dick Cheney joke somewhere in here, but I can’t find it./

259 Kragar  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:33:42am

re: #256 Vicious Babushka

Chris Kyle is the new Benghazi and skeet shooting is the new Birth Certificate!

Get your conspiracies straight.

Chris Kyle died in Benghazi trying to find the birth certificate? OK, got it.

260 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:33:55am

re: #256 Vicious Babushka

Don’t forget Chris Riley. Obozo Coverup!!!

261 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:33:58am

re: #256 Vicious Babushka

Chris Kyle is the new Benghazi and skeet shooting is the new Birth Certificate!

Get your conspiracies straight.

Ugh, too much to process the Monday after the Super Bowl.

262 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:34:18am

re: #259 Kragar

Chris Kyle died in Benghazi trying to find the birth certificate? OK, got it.

Tweet that to #TGDN and see how many people hop on it!

263 Bulworth  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:35:07am

re: #248 Vicious Babushka

Wow, $20. Impressive.

And Oprah a “POS liberal”. A true “values voter” no doubt.

//

264 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:35:57am

re: #243 Killgore Trout

On Iranian state tv chnanel Press TV. The moonbats sure love the mullahs for some reason.

Chomsky just called the US a ‘top terrorist state’ a week ago. Which is it, terrorist state or Nazi Germany?

265 Mattand  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:36:18am

re: #255 JeffFX

I wonder if that’s true, because if it is, the modern people at Twitter have to be screwing with these clowns to make them think their magical talisman works. That or the FBI may have asked them to stop banning the people with serious mental health issues to make their delusions easy to track.

I’d be very surprised if no one in government is tracking the movement of anti-American madness through the less educated population.

I know Kincannon was soliciting money for legal fees through a couple of tweets. The implication was that there was some sort of legal action against for God-knows-what, and that TGDN was involved.

So much for the magic talisman.

266 Kragar  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:37:23am

Santorum: Dropping Gay Ban Will ‘Murder’ the Boy Scouts

Rick Santorum warns that ending the Boy Scouts’ national ban on gay members could kill the group, and the group’s board would have “its fingerprints on the murder weapon.” The likely presidential candidate says the “vote is a challenge to the Scouts’ very nature and is another example of the left attempting to remove God from all areas of public life” and argues that gay Scouts would undermine the Scout values of being “trustworthy, loyal, courteous, thrifty, obedient, clean and reverent.”

If this prediction is even half as accurate at the predictions made when DADT was repealed, the Boy Scouts will be just fine.

I wonder if they’ve even bothered to consider the people who might be more willing to get involved in the BS weren’t beholden to the evangelical nutjobs.

267 Kragar  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:38:09am

re: #262 Vicious Babushka

Tweet that to #TGDN and see how many people hop on it!

Alas, I do not twit.

268 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:38:37am

re: #257 Mattand

Outright civil war? Nah, we’ll just continue to have strings of ‘isolated incidents’ every week. Kids being shot at school, children being kidnapped and held hostage off of school buses etc.

269 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:38:47am

re: #267 Kragar

Alas, I do not twit.

I would do it, but they aready know that I am Teh Ebil Librul.

270 Bulworth  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:40:02am
Rick Santorum warns that ending the Boy Scouts’ national ban on gay members could kill the group, and the group’s board would have “its fingerprints on the murder weapon.”

Will the murder weapon be a credit card or ping pong balls?

/

271 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:40:38am

Baboons Declare War On Humans in Saudi Arabia

It’s a story Alfred Hitchcock would love. Baboons, extraordinarily social animals whose collective noun is appropriately “troop” are harassing a Saudi village, targeting houses in coordinated assaults while cleverly avoiding poison bananas the villagers have left behind. Arab News brings us the bizarre story:

A minor war has broken out south of Qunfudah in the village of Kiad where large groups of hungry baboons from nearby valleys are attacking residences in search of food and drink. Residents have employed a variety of methods to combat the primates but it is still a daily battle from sunrise to sunset.

Hussein Al-Barakati, a resident of Kiad, said that he feared for his mother’s safety as she lives alone near the valley. Baboons raid her home from time to time in search of water. Weather conditions have left the valley parched and prompted the baboons to forage among the humans.

272 jaunte  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:40:42am

re: #264 NJDhockeyfan

Chomsky just called the US a ‘top terrorist state’ a week ago. Which is it, terrorist state or Nazi Germany?

Whatever it is, it’s apparently not bad enough for him to move away.

273 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:41:46am

re: #266 Kragar

Santorum: Dropping Gay Ban Will ‘Murder’ the Boy Scouts

If this prediction is even half as accurate at the predictions made when DADT was repealed, the Boy Scouts will be just fine.

I wonder if they’ve even bothered to consider the people who might be more willing to get involved in the BS weren’t beholden to the evangelical nutjobs.

There is nothing to prevent Rick and like-minded individuals from setting up their own fully gay-free organization, one that does not use any public funding or facilities.

274 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:42:01am

re: #272 jaunte

Whatever it is, it’s apparently not bad enough for him to move away.

Srsly. For every stupid thing he says, it’s not like Chomsky is in any rush to go somewhere else.

275 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:42:13am

re: #271 NJDhockeyfan

So the CIA finally trained baboons to do their dirty work?/

276 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:43:21am

re: #267 Kragar

Alas, I do not twit.

I started just to push back against the crazies, and put one more voice of modernity out there against these anti-Enlightenment “thinkers”.

Anti-American assholes have organized and are completely open with their hatred of all that is good or reasonable, and their desire to pull us down into chaos. Pointing out what they are to less sophisticated minds can help us all keep this civilization thing rolling. Or maybe I’m too optimistic today.

277 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:44:05am

re: #262 Vicious Babushka

Tweet that to #TGDN and see how many people hop on it!

Done….with a slight twist.

278 Mattand  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:44:12am

re: #268 Ghost of Tom Joad

Outright civil war? Nah, we’ll just continue to have strings of ‘isolated incidents’ every week. Kids being shot at school, children being kidnapped and held hostage off of school buses etc.

Life must be hell for the Secret Service since 2009.

If there’s a bright side, at least they know where to look. Twitter, as someone else pointed out earlier. Watching Fox News probably give one insight into the nutbar mindset.

279 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:44:59am

re: #272 jaunte

Whatever it is, it’s apparently not bad enough for him to move away.

He probably knows on some level that he’s become more and more of a crank.

280 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:46:15am

re: #272 jaunte

Whatever it is, it’s apparently not bad enough for him to move away.

re: #274 Lidane

Srsly. For every stupid thing he says, it’s not like Chomsky is in any rush to go somewhere else.

I bet he could get a nice house at a great price in Tehran and his own show on PressTV. He should look into it.

281 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:46:16am

re: #254 Bulworth

I thought charter schools were teh awesome because they’re less regulated by evil unions and because Freedom?

/

I’m going to charitably guess the teabagger meant to say “ethically” challenged. Not that would have been much less idiotic.

Context is pretty clear. He meant “ethnic”.

282 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:47:26am

This must’ve been posted in the Superb Owl thread last night, I just saw it now. But holy shitballs racism-man:

283 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:48:24am

re: #282 Geoff with a G

This must’ve been posted in the Superb Owl thread last night, I just saw it now. But holy shitballs racism-man:

It’s getting a thorough re-Tweeting by #UniteBlue. They made a screenshot in case he deletes the original Tweet.

284 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:48:44am

Heh.

285 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:49:04am

re: #282 Geoff with a G

This must’ve been posted in the Superb Owl thread last night, I just saw it now. But holy shitballs racism-man:

Good. He has obviously given up hope of running for office in the Bible belt.

286 makeitstop  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:49:49am

re: #282 Geoff with a G

This must’ve been posted in the Superb Owl thread last night, I just saw it now. But holy shitballs racism-man:

That’s gotta be gulag-worthy.

This asshole can spout toxic shit like that and still be allowed to Tweet? That sucks.

287 jaunte  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:50:20am

re: #282 Geoff with a G

Kincannon must have some lynchers in his recent family tree.

288 erik_t  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:50:21am

Did I miss something? Who is Todd Kincannon?

289 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:50:50am

re: #282 Geoff with a G

This must’ve been posted in the Superb Owl thread last night, I just saw it now. But holy shitballs racism-man:

What the hell? Obama conspiracies are one thing…but that? If this guy was on fire, I’d piss on him to put it out, then light him on fire again.

290 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:51:54am

re: #286 makeitstop

That’s gotta be gulag-worthy.

This asshole can spout toxic shit like that and still be allowed to Tweet? That sucks.

Let him rant. Any opponent can do a dramatic reading of his antholoigy to the local Women’s Christian Temperance Union’s town hall rally.

291 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:52:18am

re: #288 erik_t

Did I miss something? Who is Todd Kincannon?

A grifter

292 Kragar  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:52:24am

re: #288 erik_t

Did I miss something? Who is Todd Kincannon?

As Ponzi is to schemes, Kincannon is to TGDN

293 jaunte  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:52:45am

re: #288 erik_t

Attorney, former Exec. Director of SC GOP, TwitterDouchebag, scammer.

294 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:53:01am

re: #292 Kragar

As Ponzi is to schemes, Kincannon is to TGDN

Nice!

295 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:53:04am

re: #288 erik_t

Did I miss something? Who is Todd Kincannon?

A former TPGOP politician.

296 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:54:39am

re: #288 erik_t

Did I miss something? Who is Todd Kincannon?

That orangish, rust-like stain that lines a toilet bowl that hasn’t been cleaned for several weeks.

297 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:55:46am

re: #296 Dr. Matt

That orangish, rust-like stain that lines a toilet bowl that hasn’t been cleaned for several weeks.

He is a river to his people.

298 erik_t  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:55:51am

re: #293 jaunte

Attorney, former Exec. Director of SC GOP, TwitterDouchebag, scammer.

Quite an impressive piece of shit, then. I assumed he was just some random asshole.

299 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:56:22am

What an asshole.

300 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:56:44am

re: #296 Dr. Matt

That orangish, rust-like stain that lines a toilet bowl that hasn’t been cleaned for several weeks.

I know how to remove that, and it doesn’t constantly clamor for attention like Todd does. If only his mother had paid attention to him and not let his father be so rigidly authoritarian.

301 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:56:55am

re: #298 erik_t

Quite an impressive piece of shit, then. I assumed he was just some random asshole.

There are no random assholes in a world that is Intelligently Designed. Every asshole is special.

302 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:58:55am

re: #299 NJDhockeyfan

What an asshole.

I think that first he’s a total and complete asshole, and second he’s right. It was very poor judgement to take someone with PTSD to somewhere where people are firing guns. Worse to hand him one.

We just don’t normally criticize well-meaning people who are killed by a moment of poor judgement.

303 makeitstop  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:59:05am

re: #299 NJDhockeyfan

What an asshole.

As much as I’m loath to admit it, Luap Nor is right about giving someone who suffers from PTSD a loaded gun. It was not a good idea, however good the intentions were.

304 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 9:59:18am

Crazy Uncle Liberty has the wingnuts all in a frenzy today over that tweet. They’re going even more nuts than usual on Twitter pushing back at him.

305 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:00:40am
306 Kragar  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:01:49am

Hey Angry People—White History Month Already Exists

The beginning of February brings with it the end of the excitement of a new year, the hope of spring, and the annual reemergence of a lot of idiots insisting that because Black History Month exists, we ought to have a White History Month. It’s a form of deep and racist foolishness expressed by everyone from former actress Victoria Jackson to randos on social media. But all this stupidity and privilege actually reveals something very interesting: the extent to which people ignore that whiteness isn’t a natural phenomenon, but an aggregation of ethnicities.

307 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:02:24am

re: #302 JeffFX

I think that first he’s a total and complete asshole, and second he’s right. It was very poor judgement to take someone with PTSD to somewhere where people are firing guns. Worse to hand him one.

We just don’t normally criticize well-meaning people who are killed by a moment of poor judgement.

Saying Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that “he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.” was way out of line IMO.

308 Kragar  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:02:29am

re: #305 JeffFX

They really don’t like hearing that the answer might not be “MOAR GUNZ!”

309 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:02:48am

re: #304 Lidane

Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that “he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.” Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense

This is what I meant a while back about how we need not only a moonbat font, but a special font for people who are so psychonutterbutters that you really don’t know if it is right or left crazy.

310 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:03:02am

re: #307 NJDhockeyfan

IMHO you are absolutely right!

311 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:03:27am

re: #299 NJDhockeyfan

You have to admit he’s got a point, though.

I’m not a Luap Nor fan. At ALL. But treating someone’s PTSD by putting a loaded gun in their hands seems like a bad idea.

312 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:04:54am

re: #311 Lidane

You have to admit he’s got a point, though.

I’m not a Luap Nor fan. At ALL. But treating someone’s PTSD by putting a loaded gun in their hands seems like a bad idea.

We all thought that, but had the maturity to show some respect for the dead. He’s not having a great insight, he’s acting like a teenager. Publicly.

313 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:05:11am

re: #311 Lidane

You have to admit he’s got a point, though.

I’m not a Luap Nor fan. At ALL. But treating someone’s PTSD by putting a loaded gun in their hands seems like a bad idea.

That’s fine for him to post about that but what he wrote first is a fucked up statement.

314 Romantic Heretic  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:05:40am

re: #97 Feline Fearless Leader

Gives one an insight on how they view the world. Cherry pick their holy book for the bits that support the world view they desire. From that you can guess that they cherry pick everything else (politics, society, science, etc.) in order to find further reinforcement of that view. They start with the end result and then find the “data” that supports that view. All else is detractors, lies, and conspiracy by the enemy.

It’s easier than thinking.

315 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:06:30am

re: #312 JeffFX

We all thought that, but had the maturity to show some respect for the dead. He’s not having a great insight, he’s acting like a teenager. Publicly.

Hey, I agree it was out of line to post it so soon after Chris Kyle’s death. I’m not a Paultard who thinks the guy can do no wrong.

But in this case, Luap Nor said what people are thinking out loud.

316 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:08:06am

re: #315 Lidane

Hey, I agree it was out of line to post it so soon after Chris Kyle’s death. I’m not a Paultard who thinks the guy can do no wrong.

But in this case, Luap Nor said what people are thinking out loud.

I see that as a lack of maturity. Adults keep some thoughts to themselves for a reason.

317 jaunte  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:08:21am
318 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:09:58am

re: #315 Lidane

Hey, I agree it was out of line to post it so soon after Chris Kyle’s death. I’m not a Paultard who thinks the guy can do no wrong.

But in this case, Luap Nor said what people are thinking out loud.

He could have used a much better choice of words. Even his fans are having a problem with it.

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319 Kragar  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:10:39am

Glenn Beck Is Going to ‘Change the Way We Celebrate the Fourth of July’

Back when Glenn Beck was unveiling his grandiose plans to “go Galt” with the construction of a massive $2 billion Randian paradise to be known as Independence Park, he also revealed plans to produce a spectacular live show this Fourth of July called “The Man In The Moon” which will tell the story of America from the perspective of the moon as Beck “defends man to the moon [who] has been around for a while and has been waiting for someone to step up and do it right and to do the right thing and to be more.”

Your 4th of July sucks dude.

320 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:11:06am

re: #293 jaunte

Attorney, former Exec. Director of SC GOP, TwitterDouchebag, scammer.

Don’t forget add “alleged internet exhibitionist” to that list.

321 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:11:22am

re: #317 jaunte

This is possibly the most awesome tweet in the history of Twitter: [Link: bit.ly…] I literally can’t stop laughing!

I don’t often say this, but what the actual fuck?

322 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:11:30am

re: #317 jaunte

323 Kragar  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:11:59am

re: #317 jaunte

Its true. This man has no dick.

324 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:12:55am

re: #317 jaunte

If you read the twitter stream there, you know why I think there is a place in the community for hi-cap magazines.

325 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:13:07am

re: #318 NJDhockeyfan

He could have used a much better choice of words. Even his fans are having a problem with it.

Well, yes. I absolutely agree it’s a poor choice of words, and that it’s certainly in bad taste to post something like that so soon after Chris Kyle’s death.

He could have made the point about using loaded weapons to treat PTSD being a bad idea in a much better, more productive way. But if he did that, he wouldn’t be Crazy Uncle Liberty.

326 Kragar  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:13:20am

re: #322 JeffFX

First, you get them all in one place. Then when you reach peak wingnut, WHAM, you spring the trap.

Kincannon is obviously a false flag crisis actor.

327 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:13:52am

re: #324 Decatur Deb

If you read the twitter stream there, you know why I think there is a place in the community for hi-cap magazines.

We delegate our violence to government, which will sweep up any of these goons who actually act-out their violent fantasies.

328 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:14:01am

Racism and sexism in less than 140 characters:

329 erik_t  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:14:43am

re: #328 Lidane

Racism and sexism in less than 140 characters:

That’s pretty much the most fucked-up way possible to talk about someone else’s little kids.

Also, too: what the fuck does this have to do with Benghazi? Is this becoming another wingnut talisman?

330 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:15:36am

re: #327 JeffFX

We delegate our violence to government, which will sweep up any of these goons who actually act-out their violent fantasies.

In the living memory of this area’s Black population the government was aiding, if not actively engaged, in the violence.

331 Kragar  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:16:33am

re: #319 Kragar

Glenn Beck Is Going to ‘Change the Way We Celebrate the Fourth of July’

Your 4th of July sucks dude.

Watching Beck’s ideas, I can only assume he has been freebasing pure Ayn Rand. 30’ mechanical men and a live action fight between Edison and Tesla? Really?

332 jaunte  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:16:40am

Twitter is highly attractive to trolls playing the “free speech martyr” game.

333 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:17:47am

re: #330 Decatur Deb

In the living memory of this area’s Black population, the government was aiding, if not actively engaged, in the violence.

True. Some people need to defend themselves. I’m aware of our ignorant racist past and present.

Speaking of, is anyone watching Copper?

334 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:18:10am

re: #332 jaunte

Twitter is highly attractive to trolls playing the “free speech martyr” game.

I’m glad I don’t have a twitter account.

335 Kragar  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:19:11am

re: #333 JeffFX

True. Some people need to defend themselves. I’m aware of our ignorant racist past and present.

Speaking of, is anyone watching Copper?

I prefer Zinc or Nickel.

336 jaunte  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:19:35am

re: #334 NJDhockeyfan

It’s a pretty good news stream, but the outrageous statements tend to get passed around, so there is some incentive for trolling.

337 JeffFX  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:20:35am

re: #335 Kragar

I prefer Zinc or Nickel.

You’re clearly part of the penny conspiracy to replace the copper with zinc and DemonRat listening devices.

338 jaunte  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:22:04am

A Baseball Salvaged From A Civil War Battlefield

This ball was found and retrieved in 1862 in Shiloh, in southwestern Tennessee, on the grounds of one of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles. The ball is inscribed: “Picked Up on the Battle Field at Shiloh by G.F. Hellum.” Giles Hellum was an African-American who worked as an orderly for the Union Army at Shiloh. He later enlisted as a soldier in the 69th Colored Infantry.

339 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:22:11am

re: #336 jaunte

It’s a pretty good news stream

Also seems to be the best way of directly contacting, and getting responses from, famous or semi-famous people. I don’t think most of them even bother reading (let alone responding to) comments on their facebook pages, but they will reply to tweets.

340 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:22:28am

re: #311 Lidane

You have to admit he’s got a point, though.

I’m not a Luap Nor fan. At ALL. But treating someone’s PTSD by putting a loaded gun in their hands seems like a bad idea.

Kyle wasn’t “treating” Routh.

341 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:22:47am

re: #333 JeffFX

True. Some people need to defend themselves. I’m aware of our ignorant racist past and present.

Speaking of, is anyone watching Copper?

Remember, the idiot heading that race-war tweet sequence was an important part of the dominant political party in his state. He is where their government comes from.

342 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:23:11am

Let me check the latest…

343 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:23:35am

re: #342 Gus

Don’t do it!!!!!!

EDIT: Nevermind, thought you meant check the latest on TGDN and/or @ToddKincannon.

344 Gus  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:24:26am

Never mind.

Former SEAL Chris Kyle Allegedly Killed by Former Marine He Was Trying to Help

Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his neighbor Chad Littlefield took former Marine Eddie Ray Routh to a Texas gun range to help him, but for some reason Routh allegedly turned his gun on his two mentors, killing them both, police said today…

345 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:25:53am

FFS, treating PTSD patients by giving them a gun and taking them to a range.

346 Lidane  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:35:22am

Not sure if serious or just trolling:

347 William Barnett-Lewis  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:46:56am

re: #178 Lidane

Yes, because gun control laws are exactly like Thermopylae. WTF.

These twits always remind me of a guy at a the LGC who has “Moron Label” in his .sig …

348 Bulworth  Mon, Feb 4, 2013 10:47:31am
spectacular live show this Fourth of July called “The Man In The Moon” which will tell the story of America from the perspective of the moon as Beck “defends man to the moon [who] has been around for a while and has been waiting for someone to step up and do it right and to do the right thing and to be more.”

Uh, what?


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Admittedly, I only started following these guys in the past year or two. They have been in the Chicago scene for awhile. And I kick myself after every show for not following them sooner. For any fans of Led Zeppelin, ...

5 days, 13 hours ago
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wheat-dogghazi
Rachel Aviv: A Middle-School Cheating Scandal Raises Questions About No Child Left Behind
Writing for The New Yorker, Rachel Aviv profiles some of the teachers and principals caught up in Atlanta's standardized cheating scandal. Focusing on Parks Middle School, which is located in a "rough" section of the city, her article portrays a ...

5 days, 22 hours ago
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Feline Fearless Leader
More Floral Fireworks
Another montage of macro photos - focusing this time on flower close-ups. Taken using the standard lens on a Nikon 3200 using the a macro auto-setting. My observation for taking these is that a breeze can be quite annoying. :) ...

1 week ago
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 Frank says:

Kid's heads are filled with so many nonfacts that when they get out of school they're totally unprepared to do anything. They can't read, they can't write, they can't think. Talk about child abuse. The U.S. school system as a whole qualifies. -- Discussing the state of the education system in America - Playboy magazine, April 1993.