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1 wrenchwench  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 8:36:40pm

At least we have another 4 billion years before the sun does this:

2 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 8:41:45pm

It’s a fascinating world we live on. I watched a really cool history channel documentary on demand last night about the oceans. They talked about the two men who explored Challenger Deep(six miles down in the oceans.) Space fascinates me but the oceans are equally fascinating to me.

3 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 8:44:59pm

I am disappoint.

DC Comics hires anti-gay writer for Superman series

Comic giant DC has commissioned Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning and best-selling Ender’s Game sci-fi series, to write for DC’s Adventures of Superman series. The digital comic is set to be published in April.

The news has sparked a furious backlash from Card’s critics. Card is a long-time critic of homosexuality and has called gay marriage “the end of democracy in America”. In 2009 he became a board member of the National Organization for Marriage, a group that campaigns against same-sex marriage.

I did not know this. Pathetic.

4 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 8:45:52pm

re: #3 Kragar (Antichrist )

I am disappoint.

DC Comics hires anti-gay writer for Superman series

I did not know this. Pathetic.

Knew Card was right wing but not of his NOM board membership.

5 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 8:48:46pm

re: #4 HappyWarrior

Knew Card was right wing but not of his NOM board membership.

Same here.

6 jaunte  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 8:51:24pm

re: #3 Kragar (Antichrist )

Card is a long-time critic of homosexuality and has called gay marriage “the end of democracy in America”.

Sadly dopey.

7 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 8:53:29pm

re: #6 jaunte

Sadly dopey.

People having equal rights in marriage is the end of democracy in America. Yeah… Just like letting black students be able to have the same quality of education as white ones in the South was tyrannical. I mean shit, I can actually somewhat understand if you have religious objections to gay marriage. I mean, I think it’s a load of shit to use your religion to justify bigotry but it’s more honest than claiming that giving gays equal rights somehow impedes democracy.

8 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 8:57:58pm

Frankly how pathetic is it that the GOP is having Nugent as a guest of honor at the SOTU? Yeah this from the party who’s nominee bitched because Jay-Z jokingly rapped that he had 99 problems but a Mitt wasn’t one of them. I don’t want to hear right wingers ever complain about rappers again when their ideology struts out Ted Nugent who told the President of the United States to suck on his gun ever again.

9 jaunte  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 9:05:50pm
10 aagcobb  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 9:07:44pm

The images from the Observatory are so beautiful that the expenditure could be justified on that basis alone; never mind the science. We are blessed to live in this age of exploration of the universe.

11 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 9:14:47pm

re: #7 HappyWarrior

People having equal rights in marriage is the end of democracy in America. Yeah… Just like letting black students be able to have the same quality of education as white ones in the South was tyrannical. I mean shit, I can actually somewhat understand if you have religious objections to gay marriage. I mean, I think it’s a load of shit to use your religion to justify bigotry but it’s more honest than claiming that giving gays equal rights somehow impedes democracy.

Anyone who doesn’t believe in gay marriage should make sure they don’t marry a person who is the same sex as them and that should be the end of it.

12 jaunte  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 9:15:30pm

re: #11 Kragar (Antichrist )

Anyone who doesn’t believe in gay marriage should make sure they don’t marry a person who is the same sex as them and that should be the end of it.

Personal responsibility?

13 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 9:17:34pm

An image I did not want:

Nugent: ‘I Will Be Taking On Media Orgy’ After SOTU

“We know that the president will have the state of the union stacked and jammed with props, children, and victims of violent crime, ” Nugent said. “And my friends wanted me to attend to counter that the way that I do: with facts, statistics and common sense and logic and a celebration of self-evident truths. So I will be taking on the media orgy following the State of the Union Address.”

Nugent said the media does not realize he is a “force to be reckoned with” and therefore he will “dominate them.”

14 Lidane  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 9:21:45pm

re: #3 Kragar (Antichrist )

I am disappoint.

DC Comics hires anti-gay writer for Superman series

I did not know this. Pathetic.

I did. Made me lose all respect for Orson Scott Card.

Enders Game was overrated anyway. Yes, I said it.

15 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 9:24:14pm

re: #14 Lidane

I did. Made me lose all respect for Orson Scott Card.

Enders Game was overrated anyway. Yes, I said it.

The enemy gate is derp.

16 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 9:26:52pm

Come to the conclusion that 6 40k armies is too many, I never get a chance to use them all. I’ve decided I’m going to sell 3 of them.

17 wrenchwench  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 9:32:44pm
18 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 9:36:05pm

re: #13 Kragar (Antichrist )

An image I did not want:

Nugent: ‘I Will Be Taking On Media Orgy’ After SOTU

Lovely guy you got representing your party there Republicans. Please media get him to say something stupid to remind the American people how deranged this man and his ilk are.

19 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 9:47:05pm

Daily Show takes on the Pope resignation:

Correspondent John Oliver also weighed in, suggesting that some high-profile Republicans would be uniquely qualified to fill the Pope’s red shoes, offering Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Marco Rubio as possibilities.

“What would they know about appealing to a floundering organization, appealing to old white men, clinging to an arcane moral code who must reluctantly embrace change to stay relevant? You’re right, there’s not crossover there at all,” Oliver said.

20 makeitstop  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 9:49:10pm

Jimmy Kimmel is running a skit right now that is mocking the crap out of Boehner.

21 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 9:51:06pm

re: #20 makeitstop

Jimmy Kimmel is running a skit right now that is mocking the crap out of Boehner.

Oompa loompa doompity doo…

22 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 10:09:55pm

re: #11 Kragar (Antichrist )

Anyone who doesn’t believe in gay marriage should make sure they don’t marry a person who is the same sex as them and that should be the end of it.

Yeah no kidding. I just think it’s particularly pathetic to claim gay marriage is tyranny. Really, my cousin and his partner getting their marriage blessed by the law is tyrannical? But telling them they can’t because of your bigotry isn’t? Boggles the fucking mind.

23 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 10:18:04pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

Yeah no kidding. I just think it’s particularly pathetic to claim gay marriage is tyranny. Really, my cousin and his partner getting their marriage blessed by the law is tyrannical? But telling them they can’t because of your bigotry isn’t? Boggles the fucking mind.

They’re a bunch of fucking hypocrites.

24 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 11:08:54pm

re: #11 Kragar (Antichrist )

Anyone who doesn’t believe in gay marriage should make sure they don’t marry a person who is the same sex as them and that should be the end of it.

There is the legal state of marriage and there is the sacrament of holy matrimony. They used to be identical, and to a lot of people they still are.

We need to make the distinction clear: you may still think it immoral and consider that they are not married in the eyes of God, you just may not deny them their right to enter into the civil institution of marriage and the benefits it accords.

Just as you might think it immoral to drink or gamble, but you cannot deny people access to bars or casinos.

25 gwangung  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 11:46:34pm

re: #24 Sol Berdinowitz

There is the legal state of marriage and there is the sacrament of holy matrimony. They used to be identical, and to a lot of people they still are.

We need to make the distinction clear: you may still think it immoral and consider that they are not married in the eyes of God, you just may not deny them their right to enter into the civil institution of marriage and the benefits it accords.

Just as you might think it immoral to drink or gamble, but you cannot deny people access to bars or casinos.

They’re damned confused by this. Marriage started out as a SECULAR institution, not a religious one (what, they think the Christian god blessed weddings imperial China?). Let’s return it to what it was. Let it return to what it TRADITIONALLY was.

26 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 11:49:37pm

At least in Europe, the local priest was also the equivalent of the registry office or justice of the peace, he kept records and performed the ceremony, there was no such thing as a civil ceremony.

And once again, you have the freedom to disagree with and even to voice your disagreement with the morality of gay marriage, but the law states clearly that you cannot deny the right to marry to people based on race, religion or sex.

27 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 11:55:38pm

Hell, common law marriages didn’t require a religious ceremony.

28 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 12:05:23am

I was talkinga about the village tradition that you get married in the chiruch by the priest and he, being one of the few people around who can read and write, also keeps the register.

29 gwangung  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 12:08:17am

re: #28 Sol Berdinowitz

I was talkinga about the village tradition that you get married in the chiruch by the priest and he, being one of the few people around who can read and write, also keeps the register.

I think that evolved from a marriage that was sanctioned by the state for inheritance purposes, which clarified common law practices.

30 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 12:29:26am

they were parallel developments, marriage certainly existed before matrimony, but in large parts of the world, they overlapped.

31 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 12:39:13am

Confirmed: NK tested a nuke.

32 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 12:41:16am
33 stabby  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 12:45:21am

re: #4 HappyWarrior

Knew Card was right wing but not of his NOM board membership.

I haven’t kept up with him but:
1) way back in the day 1990 he called for gays to be criminalized in order to discourage sexually confused kids from going gay
2) he used to be liberal on economic issues and voted Democrat
3) he was all war-blogger gung ho for the Iraq war
4) he softened his anti-gay position slightly, being against gay marriage (on thoroughly paranoid grounds, something like “gays don’t want or need marriage, leftists are just trying to force it on us to make us submit to their power”)
5) he caught a thoroughly florid, ugly case of Obama Derangement Syndrome and is probably ranting like a fucking Bircher about how Obama impurified his vital bodily fluids. Have you ever seen a gang banger drink water? Of course you haven’t! …

34 freetoken  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 3:09:33am
36 sattv4u2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 4:02:15am

re: #35 dragonath

UGA’s Bennett chosen as first black president of Mississippi university

in taking the helm, Bennett’s focus was less on his status as a racial pioneer and more on what he could do to bring financial solidity and renewed growth to the University of Southern Mississippi, which has been buffeted by instability.

M.L. King would be proud!

37 Flounder  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 4:06:27am

I don’t know why I find this so amusing, [Link: www.dailymail.co.uk…]
dogs might be able to see things from a human perspective. Of course they can, duh! My dogs know that when they hear the bathroom fan come on, anything on the countertops is fair game. I know this, but do ya think I would put a freshly opened loaf of bread away?!Alas but no. Cute doggies in the article too. Good morning Lizards!

38 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 4:09:39am

re: #37 Flounder

I don’t know why I find this so amusing, [Link: www.dailymail.co.uk…]
dogs might be able to see things from a human perspective. Of course they can, duh! My dogs know that when they hear the bathroom fan come on, anything on the countertops is fair game. I know this, but do ya think I would put a freshly opened loaf of bread away?!Alas but no. Cute doggies in the article too. Good morning Lizards!

Dogs are descended from wolves, who are also social creatures, their brains are obviously wired to be responsive to social cues and think and act in terms of their place in the social order. In that sense, it is natural that they share a lot of similarities to humans.

39 Flounder  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 4:21:31am

An article from my local paper in upstate New York about the process of picking a new Pope, and possibly a local favorite.
[Link: www.timesunion.com…]
When I was a teenager I met this man, very nice guy. I will have to stop by my parents and ask them what they think, lifelong tithing catholics that they are. You couldn’t drag me into church now.

40 sattv4u2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 4:25:29am

re: #39 Flounder

That would satisfy the wishes of two factions within the church (in past conclaves there were calls for a North American Cardinal, and in the last one a large push was for someone from the African continent iirc)

41 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 4:30:28am

I was disappointed to learn that there really was never a Pope Joan, that it was all just a myth.

42 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 4:40:21am

Forward, you disappoint me.

43 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:02:50am

Did Jewish Daily Forward pr0n kill the thread?

44 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:04:36am

now, this is doldrum time…usually just Freetoken posting songs and a few stray Europeans…

45 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:05:54am

re: #44 Sol Berdinowitz

now, this is doldrum time…usually just Freetoken posting songs and a few stray Europeans…

It’s 8:00 here. I’ve been at work for an hour. Now I have to do some actual WORK.

46 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:08:01am

MORNING DERP


47 sattv4u2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:11:16am

re: #46 Vicious Babushka

Thats your “actual work” !?!?!
/

48 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:18:36am

re: #31 Kragar (Antichrist )

Confirmed: NK tested a nuke.

Yeah, but wingnuts.

//

49 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:19:23am

And teh patriarchy and teh privilege.

//

50 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:23:09am

Tonight is the SOTU address or as I like to think of it, whine about Ted Nugent all night.

//

51 sattv4u2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:26:14am

re: #50 Gus

Tonight is the SOTU address or as I like to think of it, whine about Ted Nugent all night.

//

I will be taking the long, QUIET drive IN to work during it

Coincidence?? I think not!!

52 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:30:24am

re: #51 sattv4u2

I will be taking the long, QUIET drive IN to work during it

Coincidence?? I think not!!

The real story is all the political theater surrounding the SOTU and less so the content since most everyone is up to snuff as to the state of the union and both the executive branch and the legislative branches expectations and the reality of a poor relationship between the two within the confines of a backdrop of a flaccid economy.

53 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:30:59am

re: #47 sattv4u2

Thats your “actual work” !?!?!
/

Dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it.

54 sattv4u2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:31:35am

re: #52 Gus

within the confines of a backdrop of a flaccid economy.

yet the focus tonight will be gunz Gunz GUNZ!

55 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:32:31am

re: #54 sattv4u2

within the confines of a backdrop of a flaccid economy.

yet the focus tonight will be gunz Gunz GUNZ!

Or as some people at LGF would say:

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//

56 sattv4u2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:36:01am

re: #55 Gus

Or as some people at LGF would say:

//

Or as Fred Flinstone was wont to say

Yabba Dabba Doo!!
/

57 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:40:11am

re: #56 sattv4u2

Or as Fred Flinstone was wont to say

Yabba Dabba Doo!!
/

Flintstone vitamins are good to chew!

I’m sure there’s some kind of oppression story behind this. //

58 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:43:39am

re: #46 Vicious Babushka

59 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:44:31am

re: #56 sattv4u2

Or as Fred Flinstone was wont to say

Yabba Dabba Doo!!
/

Wait. I figured it out. It will be what wingnuts are Tweeting during the SOTU and the right-wing blog responses.

60 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:44:50am

re: #46 Vicious Babushka

On that second one, by his logic, we should be able to discriminate against addled old white guys.

61 Flounder  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:44:54am

A local story but funny
[Link: blog.timesunion.com…]
Downstate politician is aghast that the “woodchucks” in upstate NY hunt squirrels and want it stopped. From the story

Remember, there must be “No internal packing or soaking of squirrels for added weight!!!!”

I guess I’m a woodchuck by association, I know this has been a problem with ice fishing contest for years. People would catch fish and stuff bait down their mouths to “plump” them up for weighins

62 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:50:24am

So does anyone actually know what Ashley Judd’s ideas are?

63 sattv4u2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:51:45am

re: #62 Gus

So does anyone actually know CARE what Ashley Judd’s ideas are?

ftfy

64 BongCrodny  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:52:36am

re: #58 lawhawk

All weather events affected by climate change b/c the environment in which they occur is warmer & moister than it used to be

You might as well be explaining electricity to a cow.

65 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:54:29am

re: #64 BongCrodny

Except that cows understand cattle prods.

66 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:55:31am

re: #63 sattv4u2

ftfy

Probably not. One side will think of her as “not McConnell” and the other side will see here as “not McConnell.” I find it odd though the way people are blindly supporting a pre-candidate without knowing anything about her ideas. Just another example of today’s political landscape.

67 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:56:02am

re: #63 sattv4u2

Sorry, I’m still mesmerized by the Grammy for best act by a group or duo for Katy Perry.

68 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:56:37am

Ah, see, it’s already starting.

So, forget ideas, policies, critical thinking, etc. Just watch and get outraged by other people.

69 iossarian  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:56:52am

re: #62 Gus

So does anyone actually know what Ashley Judd’s ideas are?

Always wear flimsy sun dresses to rain-soaked NASCAR events.

70 ProBosniaLiberal  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:58:03am

The NHC released the TCR for Sandy. The estimate the damage from Hurricane Sandy as being above $50 Billion. In addition, it was found to have been a Major Hurricane when it hit Cuba. Giving the 2012 Hurricane Season its 2 Major Hurricanes.

71 BongCrodny  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:58:18am

re: #66 Gus

Probably not. One side will think of her as “not McConnell” and the other side will see here as “not McConnell.” I find it odd though the way people are blindly supporting a pre-candidate without knowing anything about her ideas. Just another example of today’s political landscape.

I’m not sure if there’s anything wrong with that, if the opposing party’s rep is a complete tool.

I wouldn’t vote for Judd based solely on “I’m not Mitch McConnell,” but it would sure be enough to get me to listen further.

72 iossarian  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:59:39am

re: #71 BongCrodny

I wouldn’t vote for Judd based solely on “I’m not Mitch McConnell,” but it would sure be enough to get me to listen further.

That’s a potential sig line right there. +1 bravo.

73 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:59:40am

re: #58 lawhawk

why do you waste time talking to a brick wall? Keep in mind that even the people who read his twits are as brain-dead as he is, they aleady know that global warming is a hosx, homosexuality is the moral equivalent of bestiality and paedophioia and that Obama is the moral equivalent of Hitler Stalin and the Ayatollah.

74 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:04:06am

re: #71 BongCrodny

I’m not sure if there’s anything wrong with that, if the opposing party’s rep is a complete tool.

I wouldn’t vote for Judd based solely on “I’m not Mitch McConnell,” but it would sure be enough to get me to listen further.

Yes, part of that includes having a primary as part of the democratic process. As opposed to a pre-ordained candidate.

75 sattv4u2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:07:04am

re: #66 Gus

Probably not. One side will think of her as “not McConnell” and the other side will see here as “not McConnell.” I find it odd though the way people are blindly supporting a pre-candidate without knowing anything about her ideas. Just another example of today’s political landscape.

Pop Star Politics

I can’t wait for Honey Boo Boos announcement for her 2016 Presidential run. It will be simulcast on MTV, VH1 and The Country Music Channel. as well as Nickelodeon, Oprah and Katy Couric!!

76 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:08:13am

TEH OBAMA DERANGEMENT




77 Interesting Times  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:09:18am

re: #75 sattv4u2

Wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss actor-politicians out-of-hand (*cough* Reagan *cough*)

78 Kronocide  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:09:34am

re: #76 Vicious Babushka

Tyranny of the Ignorant

79 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:10:39am

re: #78 Kronocide

Tyranny of the Ignorant

Instead of the “running of the bulls” the US has the “grasping of the straws” as a prelude to the SOTU.
/

80 BongCrodny  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:13:31am

re: #76 Vicious Babushka

I wouldn’t trust Obama to plunge my toilet — Joe the Plumber

Conversely, 70% of the people in your Congressional district wouldn’t trust you to be their Representative.

81 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:13:33am

I see David Sirota has his siren flashing this morning over at Salon.

82 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:14:56am

What is #lnyhbt?

83 Girth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:16:18am

re: #82 Gus

What is #lnyhbt?

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

84 sattv4u2  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:16:30am

re: #77 Interesting Times

Wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss actor-politicians out-of-hand (*cough* Reagan *cough*)

Unlike this current batch of wannabes, he didn’t jump right from the Silver Screen onto the national stage

85 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:17:33am

re: #83 Girth

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

Oh. O_o

86 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:22:29am

re: #55 Gus

What’s up with you, man?

87 Girth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:23:05am

re: #85 Gus

Oh. O_o

Which I find wonderfully ironic seeing as how that hashtag always accompanies a tweet bitching about something.

88 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:23:36am

Carnival cruises have been running a couple of ads that attempt to portray the cruise as a perfect blend of serenity and ease as compared to a jaunt to a park where bears and mountain lions attack unwitting folks in a car, or go to an amusement park where the ride leaves them stuck upside down.

Guess it would be bad to point out that Carnival’s Triumph is being towed back to Mobile Alabama with about 4,200 passengers after an engine room fire that disabled the ship, resulting in a loss of potable water, power to flush toilets, and has turned the ship into a mess. No AC has meant that folks have had to sleep up on deck.

Carnival’s going to be giving refunds to a whole bunch of folks and is expected to take an $80 million charge for repairs and lost cruises due to taking the ship out of service for those repairs.

I’d take the park over having no food or operable bathrooms. Thank you very much.

89 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:24:44am

re: #87 Girth

Which I find wonderfully ironic seeing as how that hashtag always accompanies a tweet bitching about something.

You can get a t-shirt.

90 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:24:52am

re: #83 Girth

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

It’s also fun to say.

“lnnyhibbit!”

91 efuseakay  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:25:30am

re: #88 lawhawk

Carnival cruises have been running a couple of ads that attempt to portray the cruise as a perfect blend of serenity and ease as compared to a jaunt to a park where bears and mountain lions attack unwitting folks in a car, or go to an amusement park where the ride leaves them stuck upside down.

[Embedded content]

Guess it would be bad to point out that Carnival’s Triumph is being towed back to Mobile Alabama with about 4,200 passengers after an engine room fire that disabled the ship, resulting in a loss of potable water, power to flush toilets, and has turned the ship into a mess. No AC has meant that folks have had to sleep up on deck.

Carnival’s going to be giving refunds to a whole bunch of folks and is expected to take an $80 million charge for repairs and lost cruises due to taking the ship out of service for those repairs.

I’d take the park over having no food or operable bathrooms. Thank you very much.

Ditto that!

92 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:25:41am

re: #89 Gus

You can get a t-shirt.

Does it count as irony if someone wearing a LNYHBT shirt gets really bad heartburn?

93 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:27:47am

re: #92 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Does it count as irony if someone wearing a LNYHBT shirt gets really bad heartburn?

Includes an American flag patch.

94 Girth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:28:19am

re: #92 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Does it count as irony if someone wearing a LNYHBT shirt gets really bad heartburn?

That would more accurately be Let Not Your Esophagus Be Troubled, wouldn’t it?

95 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:28:51am

I think LNYHBT is TGDN dog whistle for “Here is where we go to get away from Teh Juice!”

96 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:29:16am

Eric Boehlert has a litmus test.

97 Eventual Carrion  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:30:20am

re: #46 Vicious Babushka

MORNING DERP

Catastrophic global warming alert: giant mall evacuated - so much snow, feared roof collapse. on.thec-l.com/XEvxoy
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) February 12, 2013

Bryan, more water evaporates into the atmosphere with more heat. So when things cool down during local weather and it snows, more snow falls because there is more precipitation in the air because of more heat evaporating it. I could have had my youngest explain it to you when he was 8 or 9, but he is 13 now and would just laugh at your willful ignorance.

98 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:31:07am

re: #96 Gus

I was talking about drones with my dad and he did that irritating thing where he pretended it didn’t bother him but he was saying “A lot of people are worried about ‘em.”

I hate that.

99 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:31:10am

Because if Dick Cheney approves of Obama’s drone program then all true Scotsman liberals will stop supporting same.

100 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:32:53am

MOAR DERANGEMENT


101 BongCrodny  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:33:34am

re: #94 Girth

That would more accurately be Let Not Your Esophagus Be Troubled, wouldn’t it?

After reading those tweets, I’d go with ‘Let Not Your Brain Be Taxed.”

102 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:33:50am
103 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:34:56am

re: #98 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I was talking about drones with my dad and he did that irritating thing where he pretended it didn’t bother him but he was saying “A lot of people are worried about ‘em.”

I hate that.

Need to make coffee now.

[Hobbling off to kitchen.]

104 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:36:44am

re: #100 Vicious Babushka

MOAR DERANGEMENT

Should ask them “What did the Romans ever do for us?”

They probably wouldn’t get it though.

105 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:36:57am

re: #102 Vicious Babushka

Puppydog Congress? Right………..

106 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:38:15am

re: #105 HappyWarrior

Puppydog Congress? Right………..

Got part of it right since all this Congress seems to do and crap on everything, piss on things, and wonder why everyone is angry.
/

107 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:39:42am

re: #104 Feline Fearless Leader

Interstate highway system. Internet. Sanitary sewers/water distribution/infrastructure.

Bridges/tunnels.

Public health (vaccinations, disease mitigation, etc. so that folks can actually live in places like FL, GA, AL, MS, SC instead of ceding them to the mosquitoes and the diseases they carry - malaria, yellow fever, etc.).

108 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:42:54am

Good morning Lizards. Some sun today in Philadelphia after yesterday’s foggy day.

Was awakened this morning by cat warfare.

L.C. has discovered that the laundry baskets make good cat bunkers from which to sortie to make assaults on Puffin. After which he retreats back to the basket to lurk until the next attack. Puffin, in turn, has seized the high ground of the window sill and hides behind the venetian blinds by the bed.

The open ground in between has been the location of several cat tussles with no effective victor. A truce was declared when staff finally got out of bed and provided rations to all parties.

109 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:43:01am

re: #107 lawhawk

Interstate highway system. Internet. Sanitary sewers/water distribution/infrastructure.

Bridges/tunnels.

Public health (vaccinations, disease mitigation, etc. so that folks can actually live in places like FL, GA, AL, MS, SC instead of ceding them to the mosquitoes and the diseases they carry - malaria, yellow fever, etc.).

GI Bill which many credit with establishing the modern American middle class which is a bad thing if you’re in the almost feudal mindset of many conservatives these days. Of course, it’s all hypocritical nonsense since the right in this country has never liked a new prison, new drug ban, etc that they haven’t liked. And lest we forget what ideology was most upset at the repeal of sodomy laws in Lawrence vs Texas.

110 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:43:33am

BIRTHER INSANITY NEVER STOPPED

111 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:48:05am

re: #110 Vicious Babushka

BIRTHER INSANITY NEVER STOPPED

#REVOLUTION2013!!

112 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:49:08am

re: #100 Alouette

“commie muslim” has always sounded odd to me. Doesn’t sound like they could coexist, Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid doesn’t think so either.

113 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:49:25am

I have a feeling we’re going to be having birthers long after President Obama is gone. Sigh. Really birtherism really shows a fair chunk of the country that wants bigotry and xenophobia to be features not defects of our country.

114 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:50:22am

re: #113 HappyWarrior

I have a feeling we’re going to be having birthers long after President Obama is gone. Sigh. Really birtherism really shows a fair chunk of the country that wants bigotry and xenophobia to be features not defects of our country.

There was a second shooter birth certificate. //

115 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:52:43am

re: #112 geoffm33

“commie muslim” has always sounded odd to me. Doesn’t sound like they could coexist, Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid doesn’t think so either.

It’s also funny because Al Queda or rather what became Al Queda was formed to fight a Communist invasion of Afghanistan in the 70’s. Of course, they use communist and fascist interchangeably. It’s like they think that “I hate Obama, Communism, and Islamism therefore he must be both.” My favorite was the flip out over the Obama “czars” and seeing some dimwit say the czars wre proof of Obama’s communist beliefs because you know the Romanovs, total commies and commie sympathizers/

116 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:54:28am

re: #114 Gus

There was a second shooter birth certificate. //

Yeah unfortunately. I hate people sometimes. I mean if people want to object to his policies without making themselves out to be the victims of the Third Reich or Soviet Union, I’m all ears but they really lose me with the sekrit Kenyan Muslim Marxist crap and calling him a dictator. A dictator would have imprisoned Boehner and McConnell early on. Of course because of the agreement made, they think Boehner’s an Obama laptop.

117 Interesting Times  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:54:31am

re: #84 sattv4u2

Unlike this current batch of wannabes, he didn’t jump right from the Silver Screen onto the national stage

And neither has Ashley Judd:

Ashley Judd’s humanitarian work has revolved around becoming a global ambassador for YouthAIDS, a prevention program under the Population Services International. She has been a member of their Board of Directors since 2004, also. Judd has travelled with YouthAIDS to places affected by illness and poverty such as Cambodia, Kenya, Rwanda, and many others.[27]

Inspired by her travels, which allowed her to witness the life of the poor and uneducated, she has since become an advocate for preventing poverty and promoting awareness internationally. She has met with political and religious leaders, heads of states, diplomats, and leaders on behalf of the deprived to convey the message to those who have the power to bring about political and social change.

There you go, more foreign policy experience than Sarah Palin ;)

She’s also very active in causes promoting women’s rights in Africa:

On September 8, 2010, CNN interviewed Judd about her second humanitarian mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo.[34] Judd traveled with the Enough Project, a project to end genocide and crimes against humanity. In the interview, Judd discussed her efforts to raise awareness about how conflict minerals fuel sexual violence in Congo. During her trip, Judd visited hospitals for victims of sexual violence, camps for displaced persons, mines, and civil society organizations. On September 30, 2010, cnn.com published an Op-ed titled “Ashley Judd: Electronics fuel unspeakable violence”[35] by Ashley Judd and the Enough Project’s co-founder John Prendergast regarding the continued violence in Congo.

Here she is with “LOL you went with rape-baby-gift-God-guy instead of me” Richard Lugar.

118 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:54:55am

OT: JFK is in the foreground of this picture so appears taller, but he looks to be significantly taller than Robert and Ted. Was he? I met Ted several years back, I’m too young to have seen JFK/RFK in person.

Image: Kennedy_bros.jpg

119 Girth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:56:05am

re: #112 geoffm33

“commie muslim” has always sounded odd to me. Doesn’t sound like they could coexist, Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid doesn’t think so either.

Communist Marxist Fascist Kenyan Muslim Usurper

There’s been an explosion in the last several years of Wingnut Tourette’s Syndrome. It frequently occurs with the onset of Obama Derangement Syndrome.

120 iossarian  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:56:57am

re: #84 sattv4u2

Unlike this current batch of wannabes, he didn’t jump right from the Silver Screen onto the national stage

No, he was a union boss first!

121 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:57:29am

re: #118 geoffm33

OT: JFK is in the foreground of this picture so appears taller, but he looks to be significantly taller than Robert and Ted. Was he? I met Ted several years back, I’m too young to have seen JFK/RFK in person.

Image: Kennedy_bros.jpg

I don’t know about RFK but I had read that Ted Kennedy was 6’2. Remember reading that because he played wide receiver in college.

122 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:57:39am

re: #119 Girth

Communist Marxist Fascist Kenyan Muslim Usurper

There’s been an explosion in the last several years of Wingnut Tourette’s Syndrome. It frequently occurs with the onset of Obama Derangement Syndrome.

I’m going to steal that :)

123 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:57:42am

re: #119 Girth

Communist Marxist Fascist Kenyan Muslim Usurper

There’s been an explosion in the last several years of Wingnut Tourette’s Syndrome. It frequently occurs with the onset of Obama Derangement Syndrome.

It is just what comes out to stifle their almost overriding urge to shout “N****R!”

124 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:59:05am

re: #121 HappyWarrior

I don’t know about RFK but I had read that Ted Kennedy was 6’2. Remember reading that because he played wide receiver in college.

That could be right, he was taller than me (but I am short). He was also getting old and walked with a bit of a hunch. That hunch could have been caused from having to lean over to talk/listen to people for all those years too!

125 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:59:21am

re: #119 Girth

Communist Marxist Fascist Kenyan Muslim Usurper

There’s been an explosion in the last several years of Wingnut Tourette’s Syndrome. It frequently occurs with the onset of Obama Derangement Syndrome.

Yeah Wingnut Tourettes. Pretty much Obama is anything they dislike. Shit look at the crazy conspiracy theory that he’s actually gay.

126 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:00:36am

re: #124 geoffm33

That could be right, he was taller than me (but I am short). He was also getting old and walked with a bit of a hunch. That hunch could have been caused from having to lean over to talk/listen to people for all those years too!

Yeah could be. He definitely did look shorter than 6’2 in his later years. Not sure about RFK but I think he was shorter than Jack. Perhaps 5’10? Hard to tell really.

127 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:03:28am

re: #121 HappyWarrior

I don’t know about RFK but I had read that Ted Kennedy was 6’2. Remember reading that because he played wide receiver in college.

Looks like you are spot on. At least according to Google.

JFK: 6’ 0”
RFK: 5’ 9”
Ted: 6’ 2”

So in my picture above, JFK must be that much closer to the camera.

128 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:05:26am

re: #127 geoffm33

Looks like you are spot on. At least according to Google.

JFK: 6’ 0”
RFK: 5’ 9”
Ted: 6’ 2”

So in my picture above, JFK must be that much closer to the camera.

Damn I didn’t realize RFK was that short. Wonder how tall Joe Kennedy Jr was. There always seems to be at least one short brother in big families. I think it’s the law of averages working out. Using my Dad’s as a reference since like the Kennedys, there are four boys.
Dad: 5’11 1/2
Uncle 1: 5’10
Uncle 2: 5’9
Uncle 3: 5’6

129 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:05:29am

re: #102 Vicious Babushka

Isn’t “arse” kind of a British word? Is this tweeter even a real murican?

130 Sionainn  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:05:34am

re: #118 geoffm33

OT: JFK is in the foreground of this picture so appears taller, but he looks to be significantly taller than Robert and Ted. Was he? I met Ted several years back, I’m too young to have seen JFK/RFK in person.

Image: Kennedy_bros.jpg

Looks like he’s standing on something.

131 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:05:39am

re: #126 HappyWarrior

I’m just happy that I was a full blown closet Democrat when I met him*. Would have been a shame to not fully enjoy it.

EDIT for Clarification: When I met Ted

132 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:07:05am

re: #128 HappyWarrior

From wiki.answers.com someone posted Joe Jr was about 6’ 1”/6’ 2”.

133 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:07:27am

re: #83 Girth

Seriously? They sure act pretty troubled.

134 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:07:52am

re: #128 HappyWarrior

My brother John is way shorter than my other brother and I and hates being reminded of it.

People often think he’s younger than me, too, which also irritates him though now that he’s hit 40 maybe it’ll be okay now.

135 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:08:03am

TGDN IS IN FULL MELTDOWN





136 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:08:56am

re: #132 geoffm33

From wiki.answers.com someone posted Joe Jr was about 6’ 1”/6’ 2”.

That makes sense. He did look tall from the few photos I’ve seen. Anyhow, this gets me thinking of my childhood pediatrician who told me and my parents that I’d be 5’9. Ended up being 2.5 to 3 inches off doc haha.

137 Mattand  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:09:59am

re: #77 Interesting Times

Wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss actor-politicians out-of-hand (*cough* Reagan *cough*)

re: #84 sattv4u2

re: #117 Interesting Times

This should be fun; watching conservatives who drooled all over themselves voting for ex-actor Reagan dismiss Ashely Judd for being an actress.

It’s like cognitive dissonance is a requirement to be a Republican/conservative anymore.

138 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:11:44am

re: #137 Mattand

re: #84 sattv4u2

re: #117 Interesting Times

This should be fun; watching conservatives who drooled all over themselves voting for ex-actor Reagan dismiss Ashely Judd for being an actress.

It’s like cognitive dissonance is a requirement to be a Republican/conservative anymore.

I want to say Reagan’s political experience prior to being the Republican nominee for Governor was limited to speaking on behalf of Goldwater and SAG President. I mean whatever. People without government experience run for office all the time but I agree it will be amusing to see the cognitive dissonce directed at Ashley Judd from people who worship Reagan.

139 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:14:26am

re: #100 Vicious Babushka


Why does that one tweeter hate the South? He or she must not be a real murican.

140 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:18:11am

re: #137 Mattand

re: #84 sattv4u2

re: #117 Interesting Times

This should be fun; watching conservatives who drooled all over themselves voting for ex-actor Reagan dismiss Ashely Judd for being an actress.

It’s like cognitive dissonance is a requirement to be a Republican/conservative anymore.

It’s easy to understand once you realize that facts, consistency, and reality are not involved at all in their claims and requirements. Everything is on a case-by-case basis within it’s own parallel universe.

141 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:18:24am

Damn converting the bit rate on iTunes really saves a lot of room. Went from having 5 GB available on my iPod to 25 GB.

142 Mattand  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:18:38am

re: #138 HappyWarrior

I want to say Reagan’s political experience prior to being the Republican nominee for Governor was limited to speaking on behalf of Goldwater and SAG President. I mean whatever. People without government experience run for office all the time but I agree it will be amusing to see the cognitive dissonce directed at Ashley Judd from people who worship Reagan.

Our town got gerrymandered out of our previous congressional district last year. It was literally GOP for a hundred years until 2008, when we voted in a Democrat. In the next election, the GOP ran an ex-Philadelphia Eagle lineman with zero political experience. None.

Naturally, in 2010, he won easily.

So when I see people like sattv4u just dismiss someone like Ashley Judd without bothering to look up her experience, I just shake my head. Because in all likelihood, they’re conservatives/Republicans who conveniently forget St. Ronnie’s lack of experience when he first entered politics.

143 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:20:32am

re: #139 Bulworth

Why does that one tweeter hate the South? He or she must not be a real murican.

That one tweeter is blaming today’s Democrats for doing what Dem party did 100 years ago, which GOP is doing NOW.

144 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:20:40am

re: #142 Mattand

Our town got gerrymandered out of our previous congressional district last year. It was literally GOP for a hundred years until 2008, when we voted in a Democrat. In the next election, the GOP ran an ex-Philadelphia Eagle lineman with zero political experience. None.

Naturally, in 2010, he won easily.

So when I see people like sattv4u just dismiss someone like Ashley Judd without bothering to look up her experience, I just shake my head. Because in all likelihood, they conveniently forget St. Ronnie’s lack of experience when he first entered politics.

Yeah Runyan. I remember him with the Eagles. Was shocked when I saw he was running for Congress. I mean this stuff would just make me laugh and shrug if the right wing wasn’t so notorious for telling actors to shut up and focus on acting and not politics. Yeah because Ronald Reagan should have shut up. Well honestly that one I kind of agree with since Reagan was an opponent of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 I believe.

145 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:22:04am

re: #143 Vicious Babushka

That one tweeter is blaming today’s Democrats for doing what Dem party did 100 years ago, which GOP is doing NOW.

Shit, they have fucking Rand Paul front and center for their party. A man who says that he would have opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which I bet with no irony that this twit feels is “big government tyranny” yet at the same time he wants to blame Dems and liberals for Jim Crow which is laughable considering liberals(from both parties I should emphasize) were the biggest opponents of the Jim Crow system in and out of the south.

146 Interesting Times  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:24:38am

Okay, at first I was trying to give the benefit of the doubt, but I’m almost entirely certain now this new guy is a stalker “pretending” to be a progressive. His comments are just way the hell too weird and over-the-top.

147 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:24:48am

[Link: usnews.nbcnews.com…]
Cue Bryan Fischer and like minded asshats complaining the “The Gay” is persecuting Christians here because that bigoted teacher’s bigotry was exposed nationally. Still can’t believe that woman is a special ed teacher too.

148 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:25:10am

re: #146 Interesting Times

Or he’s just dumb.

149 Mattand  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:25:16am

re: #144 HappyWarrior

The Philly/South Jersey area is, to put it mildly, rabidly insane when it comes to the Iggles. It was kind of obvious that that was part of the GOP calculus in running him.

The corker is that the incumbent Dem, the late Jon Adler, basically went Blue Dog Democrat to save his job. He practically voted against everything Obama did, mainly due to pressure from the Tea Party/conservatives/village idiots.

And Adler still lost.

To Runyan’s credit, he does a lot of work with veterans. To his detriment, he fucking votes lockstep with every obstructionist policy (a.k.a, all of them) that the GOP throws up.

150 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:30:56am

re: #149 Mattand

The Philly/South Jersey area is, to put it mildly, rabidly insane when it comes to the Iggles. It was kind of obvious that that was part of the GOP calculus in running him.

The corker is that the incumbent Dem, the late Jon Adler, basically went Blue Dog Democrat to save his job. He practically voted against everything Obama did, mainly due to pressure from the Tea Party/conservatives/village idiots.

And Adler still lost.

To Runyan’s credit, he does a lot of work with veterans. To his detriment, he fucking votes lockstep with every obstructionist policy (a.k.a, all of them) that the GOP throws up.

Yeah name recognition and capitalizing off of anti-Democratic sentiment. What the incumbent did reminds me of something a Virginia Congressman did. Glenn Nye pretty much ran away from Obama even though he had been elected in part due to the high turnout in 2008. I mean whatever, it’s politics but I hated the atmosphere created in 2010 where people had to run away from what had just elected them two years earlier simply because a lot of people were buying TP revisionist nonsense.

151 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:34:00am

Details on the quake that indicated that North Korea detonated its third nuclear device.

The precision with which we can identify quakes has come in handy in figuring out what the North has done - to a point. We have some idea of the output of the weapon detonated based on the magnitude quake detected, but we don’t know the size of the weapon itself - how much it’s been miniaturized, efficiencies, or whether it was meant to be an even bigger weapon (or smaller - a fizzle) without additional information that could potentially come if radioactive particles are released through the access tunnel.

In any event, the test has rankled both the Russians and Chinese, and could lead to still more UN sanctions against North Korea. Separately, the US and other western countries should be expected to impose still more unilateral sanctions.

152 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:38:42am

THESE PEOPLE ARE FUCKING DEMENTED.

153 Interesting Times  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:39:08am

re: #148 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Or he’s just dumb.

The comment I linked seems to contain passive-aggressive insults toward this site and its members. Pretty strong sign of a stalker there (judging from what I’ve seen in the past).

154 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:43:13am

Found a wingnut outrage I just enjoyed. It began here…

Obama Disarmed US Marines at Inaugural Parade

Linking to…

Disabled Marine rifles at inauguration signal shift in administration policy (Photos)

Some geniuses were saying “bolts were removed” but in fact it was just the clips that were removed. Other military guards had clips. The Marines in this case did not. So, I head on over to Townhall were the outrage began.

Marines Were Disarmed for President Obama’s Second Inaugural Parade

This, by the gun genius, Katie Pavlich. Tired of searching I decide it was probably “crowd sourced” by some commentators. Let us begin…

Comment 1: [Link: www.af.mil…]
open and download pic #4 and see the Airmen marching with open M1
for PRESIDENT BUSH’S 2005 PARADE

and Commnet 2: [Link: thisainthell.us…]
this is SOP and has been for DECADES
So you mouthbreathing pantswetters can stand down now
So-called “conservatives”…..try some actual research before you make yourselves look stupid.

Good times. Another page.

Marines; No bolts in weapons for Inauguration

Again, the “bolts” were present for the Marines. Comments…

• 2001 I was on my brigades color guard when Pres Bush came to Ft Stewart. We also had to remove our bolts. Well before he came, we had a formation in the gym and the Secret Service walked down the line checking everyones rifle, and my CSMs M9 to see if our bolts were removed. They also ran a magic wand over us to make sure we didn’t have anything else. I was told by an agent that one of the females on the Div Color guard set the wand off when they ran it across her crotch. When it chirped she blurted out “Oh that’s just my ring….I mean, uh…” So much for the no piercings policy in 670-1.

• I have a friend that is a retired Washington State Patrol Trooper. He was in a detail of troopers that was sent to D.C. for the Inaugaration of Jimmy Carter. He said they had to turn in their ammo for their .357mag service revolvers for the parade and ceremonies. I was lucky enough not to have a president visit my jurisdiction when I was sheriff. Colleagues that did have one said that it was common for the people nearby to not be armed. The Secret Service is a pain in the ass for local LE. I am not in any way sticking up for the dipshit in chief, I think the Secret Service has had the policy for some time. IMHO.

• This is nothing new. When we did a parade down Waikiki celebrating the anniversery of VJ day and President Clinton came, we had to remove the bolts from our M-16s. We even had bright orange stickers put on our collars to let the SS know that we had been cleared.

• When Pres Bush came to Ft Bragg in 2008 for 82nd Div Review, we had to remove bolts from our M4s and springs and followers from the magazines. M9s had barrel removed and spring/followers removed from mags. They marched everyone through a checkpoint where we had to shotgun our weapons to show no bolt. Bottom Line, it’s a secret service req’t that’s been around for a while.

In conclusion. Try some Valium next time. //

155 darthstar  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:43:56am

Mornin’ everyone…looks like we had our zombie apocalypse yesterday…it was in Montana. Yeah, I missed it too.

The Montana Television Network says hackers broke into the Emergency Alert System of Great Falls affiliate KRTV and its CW station Monday.
KRTV says on its website the hackers broadcast that “dead bodies are rising from their graves” in several Montana counties.
The alert claimed the bodies were “attacking the living” and warned people not to “approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous.”

156 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:46:37am

re: #154 Gus

Found a wingnut outrage I just enjoyed. It began here…

Obama Disarmed US Marines at Inaugural Parade

Linking to…

Disabled Marine rifles at inauguration signal shift in administration policy (Photos)

Some geniuses were saying “bolts were removed” but in fact it was just the clips that were removed. Other military guards had clips. The Marines in this case did not. So, I head on over to Townhall were the outrage began.

Marines Were Disarmed for President Obama’s Second Inaugural Parade

This, by the gun genius, Katie Pavlich. Tired of searching I decide it was probably “crowd sourced” by some commentators. Let us begin…

Good times. Another page.

Marines; No bolts in weapons for Inauguration

Again, the “bolts” were present for the Marines. Comments…

In conclusion. Try some Valium next time. //



157 erik_t  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:48:05am

If these people are going to mentally live in a parallel universe, I wish they’d actually move there.

158 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:49:03am

Obama’s an incompetent tyrannical monster and other statements said with zero irony.

159 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:52:10am

Sedition is alive and well in America.

160 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:53:50am

re: #156 Vicious Babushka

The bolts were present. I doubt they were ever armed for any inauguration and just used empty clips. Since when are honor/ceremonial guard troops armed in the first place? Derp.

161 darthstar  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:54:35am

re: #157 erik_t

If these people are going to mentally live in a parallel universe, I wish they’d actually move there.

I have half a mind to start replying to them, “Get the fuck out of my country if you hate it so much.”

162 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:54:41am

It’s not the zombie apocalypse we need to worry about, it’s the brain dead wingnuts who mindlessly parrot bogus claims - spreading them to the point where the facts can’t ever get their boots on.

163 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:54:48am

*FACE PALM*

164 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:57:01am

re: #160 Gus

The bolts were present. I doubt they were ever armed for any inauguration and just used empty clips. Since when are honor/ceremonial guard troops armed in the first place? Derp.

Since Obama Kenyan Communist Hitler Fascist Islam!

165 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:58:19am

re: #152 Vicious Babushka

Liberals and leftists from George Soros on down must stop all the hateful demonizing of conservatives….

/

166 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:58:47am

re: #162 lawhawk

It’s not the zombie apocalypse we need to worry about, it’s the brain dead wingnuts who mindlessly parrot bogus claims - spreading them to the point where the facts can’t ever get their boots on.

It doesn’t help that there are people like Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, etc who spread this bullshit to millions of willing listeners who would believe that Obama was building a gas chamber if you told them. Part of it I think is propaganda but part of it is also a willing audience who hates and I mean hates this president so much.

167 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:58:57am

re: #160 Gus

The bolts were present. I doubt they were ever armed for any inauguration and just used empty clips. Since when are honor/ceremonial guard troops armed in the first place? Derp.

I love the dissonance they have in relation to the military and law enforcement. These are the “stormtroopers” that will simultaneously come to seize their guns, join the revolution, shoot down innocent civilians, and have to be given disabled weapons/no ammo when in the general vicinity of Obama.

This falls into line with my lack of surprise about some sympathy leaking out about Dorner and the situation in L.A. Piles of crap spewed about tyrannical law enforcement, the long history of police corruption in L.A., and the fact that you can rapidly make the entire affair to date look like a plot for an action movie (with the obvious caveat that there is this behind the scenes conspiracy going on that has framed Dorner.)

168 erik_t  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:59:47am

These people seriously have a thing with magic words, don’t they? Twitter talismans that keep them out of TEH GULAG, evil words that have no real actual definition but can just be concatenated on a President in order to make him extra double super evil… magical thinking in its most profound manifestation.

169 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:00:01am

DERP. What about 241 US Marines in Lebanon? FAIL.

170 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:00:44am

re: #163 Vicious Babushka

So PBO is only a sympathizer, and not a full fledged member and leader of these heretical sects of unAmericans? Well that’s not very scary.

/

171 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:01:09am

re: #169 Vicious Babushka

DERP. What about 241 US Marines in Lebanon? FAIL.

That was obviously still Carter’s fault.
////

172 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:01:22am

ChristChat reported and spam-blocked Babushka for CORRECTING A FAKE QUOTE.

173 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:01:34am

re: #169 Vicious Babushka

So the last Republican president was Reagan?

/

174 darthstar  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:02:47am

re: #163 Vicious Babushka

*FACE PALM*

I thought he was a communist/socialist/Marxist/Muslim sympathizer…or are his critics just getting lazy?

175 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:03:41am

Oh noz! Teh magazine’s for these Marines’ M-16s were missing for teh Bush inaugural!!

Image: 20008221c_hr.jpg

176 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:03:51am

This is making it’s rounds today on FB

Image: 149488_10200583660903106_1782968673_n.jpg

I see no news articles that Obama ordered flags at half-staff for Whitney Houston. Gov Christie did though.

177 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:04:06am

re: #174 darthstar

I thought he was a communist/socialist/Marxist/Muslim sympathizer…or are his critics just getting lazy?

They still realize they can’t call him N[Clang]

178 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:06:03am

This TGDN guy would not hesitate to say the uncensored N[clang]

179 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:06:12am

re: #169 Vicious Babushka

DERP. What about 241 US Marines in Lebanon? FAIL.

Yeah it amazes me that they can get all outraged at Obama for Benghazi but act like the Marine barracks bombing in Lebanon was nothing. Get over your ODS assholes.

180 EmmaAnne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:08:12am

re: #152 Vicious Babushka

THESE PEOPLE ARE FUCKING DEMENTED.

U mad bro?

:-)

181 makeitstop  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:12:18am

Hmmm.

182 iossarian  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:16:27am

Woman dies from drinking absurd quantities of Coca Cola for many years:

[Link: www.bbc.co.uk…]

In New Zealand, you git the news you git, and you don’t throw a fit.

183 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:17:01am
184 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:17:40am

U MAD?

185 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:19:17am

Oh noz!

Are the rifles of the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier loaded?

The rifles currently used by the Honor Guard are M14 rifles. They are fully functional and ready for use, but they are carried unloaded without a magazine inserted.

186 iossarian  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:19:27am

re: #184 Vicious Babushka

U MAD?

Ragegasms would be so much funnier if Americans weren’t armed to the teeth.

187 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:19:33am

NK test estimated between 5-7 kilotons, maybe as high as 10.

188 iossarian  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:19:54am

re: #185 Gus

Oh noz!

Are the rifles of the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier loaded?

WHO WILL PROTECT THE GRAVES OF OUR FALLEN HEROES

189 darthstar  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:20:56am

re: #187 Varek Raith

NK test estimated between 5-7 kilotons, maybe as high as 10.

Don’t distract us…we’re talking about empty magazines here.

190 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:20:58am

re: #186 iossarian

Ragegasms would be so much funnier if Americans weren’t armed to the teeth.

During the good old Bush Derangement they would just build bigger and more elaborate Giant Puppets.

191 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:25:32am

re: #190 Vicious Babushka

During the good old Bush Derangement they would just build bigger and more elaborate Giant Puppets.

Maybe a few acts of random construction as well.

[Link: freefall.purrsia.com…]

192 danarchy  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:28:56am

re: #182 iossarian

Woman dies from drinking absurd quantities of Coca Cola for many years:

[Link: www.bbc.co.uk…]

In New Zealand, you git the news you git, and you don’t throw a fit.

That had to be a race between the heart and the pancreas as to which would give up first.

193 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:29:00am

re: #182 iossarian

Woman dies from drinking absurd quantities of Coca Cola for many years:

[Link: www.bbc.co.uk…]

In New Zealand, you git the news you git, and you don’t throw a fit.

Cannot be linked to coca cola so much as to woman’s utter stupidity.

194 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:29:48am

BOYCOTT #TGDN!!

195 JeffFX  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:30:27am

re: #172 Vicious Babushka

ChristChat reported and spam-blocked Babushka for CORRECTING A FAKE QUOTE.

These people don’t want to learn. They want their delusions to be true. They need professional help.

196 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:31:08am

re: #188 iossarian

WHO WILL PROTECT THE GRAVES OF OUR FALLEN HEROES

Damn grave robbers.
They need to be stopped.
Nuke them from orbit if we have to.

197 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:32:09am

And the latest delusion is:

BRENNAN IZ A SEEKRIT MUSLEM!1!

198 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:34:54am

Because Bob Marley would totally be a wingnut:

199 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:35:23am

re: #184 Vicious Babushka

Leftists and Socialist Marxist Democrats who hate America like Barack Hussein Obama on down need to stop all the name-calling and demonizing of true American patriot conservative law abiding gun owning tea partiers.

/

200 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:36:12am

All weapons must be loaded and operational at all times and this includes all drill teams, ceremonial guards, parades, etc!!

201 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:36:27am

Because Germany hasn’t been armed since WW2, apparently:

202 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:36:38am

re: #198 Lidane

Because Bob Marley would totally be a wingnut:

If they met Bob Marley (or someone who looked like Bob Marley while he was alive) on the street they’d freak out of course.

203 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:36:48am

re: #198 Lidane

Because Bob Marley would totally be a wingnut:

The right to smoke pot?

204 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:37:19am

You drink 10 liters of anything a day and it’ll fuck you up.

205 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:37:51am

re: #202 Feline Fearless Leader

If they met Bob Marley (or someone who looked like Bob Marley while he was alive) on the street they’d freak out of course.

Jacob Marley.

Image: 220px-Jacobmarley.jpg

206 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:38:20am

re: #204 Varek Raith

You drink 10 liters of anything a day and it’ll fuck you up.

‘specially kool-aid.

207 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:38:23am

re: #201 Lidane

Because Germany hasn’t been armed since WW2, apparently:

OBAMA LIKES ARMED DRONES THEREFORE ALL ARMED DRONES ARE BAD NOW! #COMMUNISTUSURPER #TGDN

208 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:39:20am

re: #205 b_sharp

Jacob Marley.

Image: 220px-Jacobmarley.jpg

Though wouldn’t Jacob be actually considered a role model in most of these circles right now. Job creator, resistant to unions, etc. etc.
/

209 iossarian  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:39:29am

re: #204 Varek Raith

You drink 10 liters of anything a day and it’ll fuck you up.

Not necessarily - I’ve been drinking 10 liters of coffee a day for years and ergh ekka ewrtklgclxa NO CARRIER

210 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:39:47am

re: #183 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

So the party of half-governor Palin and people in costumes protesting a twice majority elected president are going to accuse PBO of being notserious?

211 makeitstop  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:39:49am

re: #204 Varek Raith

You drink 10 liters of anything a day and it’ll fuck you up.

I would reach a whole new level of intimacy with my bathroom.

212 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:40:14am

re: #208 Feline Fearless Leader

Though wouldn’t Jacob be actually considered a role model in most of these circles right now. Job creator, resistant to unions, etc. etc.
/

Except for the essential point that he’s dead.

213 makeitstop  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:40:56am

re: #212 b_sharp

Except for the essential point that he’s dead.

That doesn’t stop the St. Reagan worship.

214 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:41:11am

re: #201 Lidane

You can always tell who is at the bottom of the pecking order in Germany’s ruling party or coalition, he is the one who gets stuck with the job of Defense Minister.

Because if you try and do your job, namely arming the country in order to defend it, you are accused of militarism and reminded of 1939…

215 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:43:23am

re: #212 b_sharp

Except for the essential point that he’s dead.

Well I bet he did that just for tax reasons.
/

216 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:49:12am
217 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:00:53am

Because the POTUS is a Republican, don’tcha know:

218 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:02:37am

re: #217 Lidane

Because the POTUS is a Republican, don’tcha know:

Ok, as long as you don’t make right wing proposals.
Deal?
Didn’t think so.
Now, sit down and STFU, senator.

219 iossarian  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:03:08am

re: #217 Lidane

Because the POTUS is a Republican, don’tcha know:

Two words, GOP: you lost.

220 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:03:14am

Anonymous said something. Derp.

221 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:03:27am

ZOMG GENOCIDAL TYRANT! Eleventy!

222 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:05:13am

re: #221 Lidane

Lives lost?

223 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:06:07am

Dark Falcon go anywhere?

224 dragonfire1981  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:06:29am

re: #222 b_sharp

Lives lost?

Yeah that has me confused too.

225 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:06:57am

re: #222 b_sharp

Lives lost?

Most likely something to do with ZOMG BENGHAZI.

226 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:07:16am

re: #224 dragonfire1981

Eleventy!!!!!111111

227 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:07:54am

re: #224 dragonfire1981

Yeah that has me confused too.

None of it makes sense.

228 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:08:06am

re: #226 geoffm33

9/11 - 2996.
Oh, wait.
Wrong pres.
/

229 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:08:35am

Headline at NBC News: Boehner - Obama doesn’t have guts to cut spending.

Yeah, we’d just have to ignore the sequester that he signed into law and that everyone is now running away from because even the brain dead GOP leadership knows austerity would cripple the slow-recovering economy.

The headline could just have easily had been that the GOP doesn’t have guts to raise taxes to cover already approved spending, let alone any new initiatives for long term growth (like on infrastructure).

230 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:08:52am

What right-wing racism? (click on link at your own risk, not embedding it here)

231 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:09:01am

Dear Sir John of Orange,

Let’s talk about your courage in taking on the wingnuts in your House caucus.

Go on. I’ll wait.

No love,
Me

232 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:09:44am

re: #226 geoffm33

Sigh so fucking stupid. And if the president were to be impeached because of deaths of military service members, we’d have impeached Lincoln and FDR. I do wonder where their outrage is over Reagan and the Marine barracks because goddamn you know damn well if that happened under Obama, there would be calls for Obama’s impeachment but Reagan gets a pass because he’s a God to them. But no we’re to believe that only Obama has had embassies attacked in his presidency because ODS above all else.

233 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:10:23am

“sherry nash” is another bona fide White Supremacist, I don’t see anybody at TGDN calling for this turd to be reported and spam blocked.

234 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:10:24am

re: #227 Gus

None of it makes sense.

Yeah that makes sense if you’ve got a two cent brain.

235 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:11:33am

re: #221 Lidane

Did 9/11 and Iraq War and the war in Afghanistan not happen?

//

236 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:11:45am

re: #227 Gus

Why drag the great and powerful @mayortommenino into this?

Image: Screenshot_2_12_13_12_09_PM.jpeg

237 EmmaAnne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:11:57am

re: #200 Gus

All weapons must be loaded and operational at all times and this includes all drill teams, ceremonial guards, parades, etc!!

Absolutely! And if you use any sort of safety or trigger guard, you hate America.

238 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:12:12am

re: #234 HappyWarrior

Yeah that makes sense if you’ve got a two cent brain.

Her profile:

Communism works only in heaven where they don’t need it & in hell where they’ve already got it. #Reagan #tcot #Breitbart

239 erik_t  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:12:24am

Shit seems especially viciously crazy the last few days. Is it just me?

240 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:12:25am

re: #63 sattv4u2

ftfy

Downdinged because people should care.

241 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:12:48am

re: #238 Gus

Her profile:

Hell is a military dictatorship you twit!
Sheesh.

242 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:13:05am

re: #226 geoffm33

The List is Endless!!!

//

243 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:13:06am

Communism works only in heaven where they don’t need… Hmm, I need to ponder that statement.

244 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:14:19am

Heaven is an uber-socialists dream.
Everything is provided for you!

245 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:14:26am

DERP


Sorry to disappoint, but those are just failed telemarketing robocalls.

246 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:14:47am

re: #235 Bulworth

Did 9/11 and Iraq War and the war in Afghanistan not happen?

//

Didn’t you know? 9/11 happened after Obama became POTUS and the only casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan that count are the ones since Obama took office.

Duh.

////

247 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:14:47am

re: #67 lawhawk

Sorry, I’m still mesmerized by the Grammy for best act by a group or duo for Katy Perry.

Heh. We watched it and my husband said he wished HE looked like that. We both were mouths agape. That was an amazing dress. And Katy Perry has an amazing body…as everyone could tell. :-)

248 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:14:47am

re: #245 Vicious Babushka

DERP


Sorry to disappoint, but those are just failed telemarketing robocalls.

HAHAHAHAHAHA

249 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:15:36am

re: #238 Gus

Her profile:

Another wingnut idiot who thikns they know about communism.

250 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:15:39am

re: #217 Lidane

Because the POTUS is a Republican, don’tcha know:

From that link:

“So this morning I’d like to humbly suggest once again that it’s time for the President to reach out to Congress, including Republicans, and make divided government work. That’s how he’ll actually address the issues Americans are most concerned about right now. It’s the only way.

None of the Republican pleas for cooperation make any sense if one recalls even one episode of their War on Women.

251 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:16:27am

re: #250 wrenchwench

From that link:

None of the Republican pleas for cooperation make any sense if one recalls even one episode of their War on Women.

The only way that any Republican pleas for cooperation make any goddamn sense is if you forget everything they’ve said and done since 2010.

253 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:16:49am

re: #69 iossarian

Always wear flimsy sun dresses to rain-soaked NASCAR events.

Seriously? Boiling her down to flimsy sun dresses? Her philanthropy? Doesn’t matter, see that flimsy sun dress? Her studying policy at the Kennedy school at Harvard? FLIMSY SUN DRESS!

How enlightened.

254 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:17:18am

re: #245 Vicious Babushka

Nah, government is checking you out by reading your Twitter feed.

256 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:18:47am

JUST A BUNCH OF LAZY, WELFARE-MOOCHING FOOD STAMP TAKERS.////

257 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:18:56am

re: #254 Bulworth

Nah, government is checking you out by reading your Twitter feed.

Or by the the petition you signed up for online saying you want your state to secede.

258 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:19:15am

re: #255 Varek Raith

And you suggest…
What exactly?

A strongly worded 3-page letter, of course. Duh.

259 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:19:18am

re: #255 Varek Raith

And you suggest…
What exactly?

Batman.

260 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:19:27am

re: #255 Varek Raith

And you suggest…
What exactly?

More condemning!

261 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:19:32am

re: #255 Varek Raith

And you suggest…
What exactly?

A 3 page letter, no doubt.

262 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:19:45am

Yeah Obama should “reach out” to the Republicans. Really this shit is getting old. He has done that and what have Boehner and McConnell done? Shit McConnell admitted that their goal was to make him a one term president. And I don’t think the spirit of that goal has changed since he’s been re-elected. Instead of of a one term president, they want to make him an ineffective two term president and then they’ll try bullshiting the American people claiming Obama doesn’t want to work with us or get things done when they’ve been obstructing him left and right. Fuck the Republican Party.

263 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:20:33am

Another wingnut fantasy.
Bomb NK!
Nevermind the thousands of pieces of artillery aimed at Seoul.

264 erik_t  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:21:23am

re: #250 wrenchwench

“So this morning I’d like to humbly suggest once again that it’s time for the President to reach out to Congress, including Republicans, and make divided government work. That’s how he’ll actually address the issues Americans are most concerned about right now. It’s the only way.

None of the Republican pleas for cooperation make any sense if one recalls even one episode of their War on Women.

Yeah, make divided government work! Nominate yet another Republican for Secretary of Defense, for example. That’ll clear up the logjam shitshow that is the US Senate.

/

265 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:21:30am

Obama’s first couple of years were a reach out.

266 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:21:49am

I’m not saying POTUS is a Muslim, but…

267 erik_t  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:22:35am

re: #266 Lidane

@RightWingWatch Gary Bauer claims Obama shows an “affection for and affinity for the Islamic world” [Link: bit.ly…]

Because that is intrinsically a bad thing.

What right-wing racism?

268 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:22:40am

re: #265 b_sharp

Obama’s first couple of years were a reach out.

No kidding. His health care plan was modeled after his re-election opponent’s plan. So, of course the Republicans loved it made it out to be the worst tyranny ever.

269 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:22:47am

re: #266 Lidane

Basic fucking diplomacy, how does that work?

270 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:23:02am

re: #269 Kragar (Antichrist )

Basic fucking diplomacy, how does that work?

By bombing them.

271 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:23:19am

re: #266 Lidane

And Gary Bauer is a Christian fascist who only cares about Israel not because of a real affection for the Israeli and Jewish people but because of his end times beliefs.

272 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:23:32am

re: #266 Lidane

When he isn’t drone-bombing them of course.

273 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:24:16am

re: #252 NJDhockeyfan

If Russia and China are condemning (and they are), that means that a SCR is quite possible with still more sanctions.

Each of the countries can impose their own unilateral sanctions or strengthen the ones already in place - above and beyond the sanctions already imposed by the UN for violations of prior agreements.

To date, China’s looked to block any action that could lead to the regime falling in Pyongyang because it could lead to a mass refugee crisis that they don’t want to deal with, but they aren’t going to want a rogue regime pulling them further into an international crisis that serves no one well. China also plays role of intermediary since it still has relations with the regime. China could let new sanctions go (by abstaining) in the Security Council as a telegraphing that they aren’t happy with North Korea.

274 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:24:23am

Neat, a FEMA drone just flew by.

276 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:24:33am

re: #263 Varek Raith

Another wingnut fantasy.
Bomb NK!
Nevermind the thousands of pieces of artillery aimed at Seoul.

Send them a case of LeBron James signed basketballs. That should slow them down.

//

277 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:25:21am
278 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:25:31am

re: #274 Varek Raith

Neat, a FEMA drone just flew by.

And you survived?

279 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:25:53am

re: #276 NJDhockeyfan

Send them a case of LeBron James signed basketballs. That should slow them down.

//

Well, GWB was smart enough not to initiate a conflict with NK.
Wish the rest of the wingnuts were as well.
Bomb first, damn the consequences, right?

280 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:25:59am

re: #266 Lidane

Other than when he’s not sending drone strikes to take out Islamic terrorists in Yemen, Afghanistan, and even invading Pakistan with special forces to take out OBL.

Yeah, nice one there Mr. [you don’t know Jack] Bauer.

281 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:26:08am

re: #278 b_sharp

And you survived?

Neighbor didn’t.

282 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:26:09am

re: #250 wrenchwench

It’s time the president who’s killed lists of American agents and loves Muslims and should be jailed for treason stopped calling Republicans mean names and reach out to them and do whatever they want. /

283 gwangung  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:26:16am
@RightWingWatch: Gary Bauer claims Obama shows an “affection for and affinity for the Islamic world”

By treating as human and as adults…

284 Gus  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:27:03am

re: #281 Varek Raith

Neighbor didn’t.

Drop a FEMA coffin on him/her did they?

285 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:27:08am

re: #281 Varek Raith

Neighbor didn’t.

Sorry to hear that. What was his name?

286 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:27:29am

OUTRAGE!

287 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:27:49am

re: #285 b_sharp

Sorry to hear that. What was his name?

Don’t know.
Had a Romney sign up during the election though…

re: #284 Gus

Drop a FEMA coffin on him/her did they?

Two of them.

288 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:28:23am

re: #273 lawhawk

If Russia and China are condemning (and they are), that means that a SCR is quite possible with still more sanctions.

Which just means that even more North Koreans will die in the next famine…

289 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:28:52am

Speaking of signs, there is still a Ron Paul Revolution sign from 08 up down the street.
Good grief.

290 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:29:39am

It’s time that the president who we’ve said was a soshiulist and wasn’t a real American and whose healthcare plan we attacked at every level and have tried to nullify in our states reached out to us so we can get things done, like not confirming a director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a Secretary for Defense. //

291 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:29:58am

re: #279 Varek Raith

Well, GWB was smart enough not to initiate a conflict with NK.
Wish the rest of the wingnuts were as well.
Bomb first, damn the consequences, right?

GWB was on deck when the North detonated its first nuke, and his approach was more sanctions. Same with his successor.

The North is using the nukes as an extortion plot to wring concessions of some form from the West, all while reminding everyone that they still exist as a boil on the ass end of space. All while the South moves ahead with technical sophistication and a modern economy and technological sophistication, all the North manages is to rattle its self-imposed cage with nuclear temper tantrums and propaganda videos that crib western music and video games.

That’s all while most of North Korea can barely feed itself and the North still runs a gulag archipelago for those who question the regime.

292 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:30:25am

re: #289 Varek Raith

Speaking of signs, there is still a Ron Paul Revolution sign from 08 up down the street.
Good grief.

Heh Ron Paul Revolution. It’s funny because it’s ironic.

293 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:31:09am
294 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:31:49am

re: #292 HappyWarrior

Well I went to my gym the other day in Maryland and I saw a Romney-Ryan bumper sticker. IN MARYLAND! That can only mean Team Romney is on their way to winning this thing. But of course the lamestream media won’t report that.

295 Varek Raith  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:32:07am

re: #293 wrenchwench

He’s thinking, ‘Damn, I wanted to take the shuttle but NASA said no. Sad face’

296 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:33:15am

re: #293 wrenchwench

The president should reach out to Republicans in Congress to get something done except for gun control which should never get done because Tyranny. /

297 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:33:43am

re: #273 lawhawk

If Russia and China are condemning (and they are), that means that a SCR is quite possible with still more sanctions.

Each of the countries can impose their own unilateral sanctions or strengthen the ones already in place - above and beyond the sanctions already imposed by the UN for violations of prior agreements.

To date, China’s looked to block any action that could lead to the regime falling in Pyongyang because it could lead to a mass refugee crisis that they don’t want to deal with, but they aren’t going to want a rogue regime pulling them further into an international crisis that serves no one well. China also plays role of intermediary since it still has relations with the regime. China could let new sanctions go (by abstaining) in the Security Council as a telegraphing that they aren’t happy with North Korea.

I think China has about had it with NK. What are they to do, piss off the world again or piss off the North Koreans? This is a big test for the new Chinese leadership. I am interested to see how they handle this.

298 makeitstop  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:33:58am

re: #239 erik_t

Shit seems especially viciously crazy the last few days. Is it just me?

More rabid than usual, for sure. I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but these numbskulls never fail to surprise me.

299 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:34:42am

re: #291 lawhawk

You know those bumper stickers with a pic of W asking if we voters missed him yet? Well, yes in a way I do. In his absence his party has gone completely bonkers.

300 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:35:48am

NRA Convention Helps Distribute Literature Calling For Secession And Civil War

In “What Would Davy Crockett Say?”, author Karl P. Koenigs calls for liberating “our home country of Wisconsin.” If that doesn’t work, Koenigs advocates “a combo Civil/Re-Revolutionary War” to “restore the Rule of OUR Laws on our elected, non-elected and wannabe elected Republican and Democrat Federal servants through the refreshment of the Tree of Liberty by its natural manure.” The last part is a reference to the Thomas Jefferson quote that “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

If you understand the Constitution you throw-up every single time you turn on the TV and hear about another thing or program the U.S. Government is ‘going to do for (TO) the American People’. This is a most heinous disease that can only be cured by the constitutional De-Centralized power of our home country of Wisconsin restoring our “supreme Laws” on our Federal public servants within our borders; OR otherwise by a combo Civil/Re-Revolutionary War with the very same goal to restore the Rule of OUR Laws on our elected, non-elected and wannabe elected Republican and Democrat Federal servants through the refreshment of the Tree of Liberty by its natural manure.

301 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:36:14am

re: #298 makeitstop

More rabid than usual, for sure. I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but these numbskulls never fail to surprise me.

Uncontrolled positive rageaholic feedback loop.

302 erik_t  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:36:26am

re: #300 Kragar (Antichrist )

NRA Convention Helps Distribute Literature Calling For Secession And Civil War

BUT, BUT, THINK PROGRESS!!!!1ity

303 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:36:45am

re: #277 wrenchwench

Sam Youngman @samyoungman

Mr. President, please address animal-human hybrids. I haven’t slept since 43 mentioned them in the ‘06 SOTU.

Henny Youngman’s son? /

304 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:36:57am

re: #299 Bulworth

You know those bumper stickers with a pic of W asking if we voters missed him yet? Well, yes in a way I do. In his absence his party has gone completely bonkers.

Yeah I didn’t like W but I can’t imagine him going the xenophobic route that Romney, Santorum, and the other dolts did. The guy was a bad president IMO but I can’t imagine him ever pandering to the Creeping Shariah Law crowd or anti immigrant crowd.

305 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:37:46am

re: #286 Lidane

OUTRAGE!

No outrage. The wingers stopped reading at “France.” :-)

306 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:38:04am

re: #300 Kragar (Antichrist )

NRA Convention Helps Distribute Literature Calling For Secession And Civil War

The sick fucks would like that wouldn’t they?

307 erik_t  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:38:16am

re: #304 HappyWarrior

Yeah I didn’t like W but I can’t imagine him going the xenophobic route that Romney, Santorum, and the other dolts did. The guy was a bad president IMO but I can’t imagine him ever pandering to the Creeping Shariah Law crowd or anti immigrant crowd.

Terrible president; not intrinsically a shitty person.

This is today’s reminder that the above actually counts as high praise for a modern Republican.

308 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:38:17am

Not sure if posted already:

309 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:38:18am

huhhhuhuhuh.

310 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:38:31am

re: #305 Joanne

No outrage. The wingers stopped reading at “France.” :-)

Isn’t everyone in France gay derp derp.

311 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:38:51am

LOL, GOP Hispanic outreach.


Anti-Immigrant Republicans Block ‘GOP en Español’ Outreach Program

After resoundingly losing the Hispanic vote in 2012, Republicans are making their pitch to Hispanic voters. These new efforts range from pushing for immigration reform to Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) plan to deliver the GOP’s State of the Union response in both Spanish and English. However, the House Republican Conference’s new “GOP en Español” initiative to distribute Spanish translations of Republican State of the Union reactions proved to be the last straw for some factions of the party.

Opposition from Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who has sponsored “English-only” legislation to make English the official language of the US, stalled the launch of GOP en Español. In an interview with the National Journal, King explained:

“There’s a conflicting message that comes out from the Republicans if we want to recognize the unifying power of English, and meanwhile, we send out communications in multiple languages. Official business and documents needs to be in English.” […] He says that English is “empowering and unifying” and that the GOP en Español program “sends a subliminal message in contradiction.”

312 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:38:54am

‘You might call the United States CIA: ‘Murder Inc.’’ – exclusive interview with Assange’s lawyer Ratner

President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Michael Ratner, the U.S. lawyer for Julian Assange talked to the Voice of Russia’s John Robles regarding the current situation surrounding Julian Assange who remains trapped in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. During part two of the interview he touches upon the people of Ecuador, President Correa, Julian’s Australian Senate bid, the recent U.S. White Paper authorizing droning of U.S. citizens and says a resolution to Assange’s situation may be possible after the Bradley Manning case is concluded.

It’s the 1930s all over again!
/

313 Bulworth  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:38:58am

re: #300 Kragar (Antichrist )

It is time the president reached out to Republicans to get things done for country or else we’ll revolt and secede. /

314 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:40:21am

re: #300 Kragar (Antichrist )

NRA Convention Helps Distribute Literature Calling For Secession And Civil War

Funny, way I remember it, Crockett died fighting a hopeless battle against a numerically superior foe. Not exactly the ideal situation that most of these numbnuts would want to face.

315 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:40:37am

re: #310 HappyWarrior

Isn’t everyone in France gay derp derp.

Pretty much. But, damn, they have good food.

316 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:41:09am

re: #306 HappyWarrior

The sick fucks would like that wouldn’t they?

Yes, and they are going to get it at some point: some assholes are going to provoke the government by threats or even acts of violence, and brand the government reaction to them as “proof that Obama wants to enslave us all”.

317 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:41:29am

re: #314 Targetpractice

Funny, way I remember it, Crockett died fighting a hopeless battle against a numerically superior foe. Not exactly the ideal situation that most of these numbnuts would want to face.

But he has a song.

318 danarchy  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:41:41am

re: #315 Joanne

Pretty much. But, damn, they have good food.

Put that much butter in anything and it almost HAS to be good.

319 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:42:42am

re: #318 danarchy

Put that much butter in anything and it almost HAS to be good.

You say that like it’s a problem? :-)

320 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:42:59am

re: #314 Targetpractice

Funny, way I remember it, Crockett died fighting a hopeless battle against a numerically superior foe. Not exactly the ideal situation that most of these numbnuts would want to face.

Like telling these guys who tell you they need an assault rifle because “The Minutemen fought tyranny” that the Minutemen were barely effective auxiliaries who never won a battle on their own against real troops and Washington hated them. They don’t want to hear that part.

321 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:43:36am

re: #317 b_sharp

But he has a song.

And he made all those drug busts down in Miami.

322 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:43:41am

re: #311 Kragar (Antichrist )

LOL, GOP Hispanic outreach.


Anti-Immigrant Republicans Block ‘GOP en Español’ Outreach Program

I think this says it all about the GOP. They can’t even have a Spanish language website without people like Steve King flipping their shit. Is it any wonder why Hispanic voters increasingly want nothing to do with that sorry excuse for a political party? I look forward to seeing assholes like King claim the Democrats “bought” the Hispanic vote when it’s really people like him that have turned many voters against the Republican PArty.

323 geoffm33  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:44:40am

re: #320 Kragar (Antichrist )

Like telling these guys who tell you they need an assault rifle because “The Minutemen fought tyranny” that the Minutemen were barely effective auxiliaries who never won a battle on their own against real troops and Washington hated them. They don’t want to hear that part.

But, but, Mel Gibson. The Patriot. Benghazi.

324 Eventual Carrion  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:44:50am

re: #255 Varek Raith

And you suggest…
What exactly?

Bomb the fuck out of them, that’ll learn ‘em!

//

325 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:45:14am

Hmmm… the SOTU. The GOP response will be to sit on their hands during most of the speech and expect the usual theatrics whenever the President calls for spending on infrastructure and things that the nation needs to do to stay competitive, but which it cannot afford without raising taxes, closing loopholes, or otherwise raising revenues. Spending cuts alone will not solve the nation’s budgetary problems.

At the same time, I hope the president uses his time to tell Congress to act on dealing with the debt ceiling - that they agreed to a budget and that they have to agree to pay for it. Deem it done (aka the Gephardt rule). Mock the obstructionism on everything that has been proposed by the Administration, including universal background checks that can help reduce gun violence across the country and should otherwise have widespread support but for the NRA demonizing anything and everything as confiscation.

Go after the GOP for blocking judicial and other nominees, including the Secretary of Defense during a time of war over nonsensical ravings about Benghazi.

Let’s not forget, that after the Hizbullah bombing of the Marine barracks that killed 241 in the building and 299 overall - President Reagan warned of retaliation, and that amounted to all of a few rounds lobbed by the battleship New Jersey against several targets in Lebanon and a few airstrikes by the Navy in December (2 months after the attacks), but otherwise tucking tail and running from Hizbullah. That move emboldened the terror group and has had long term consequences for the region. It was one of the worst failings of his presidency.

The GOP is going after the President because of the fog of war in the minutes and hours after the attack became known. All the hysterical calls for impeachment are hysterical and baseless, but that isn’t stopping the GOP wingnuts from going to ground with them and peddling this nonsense on an ever more visible stage. And they’re using it to block a nominee for Defense Secretary during a time of war, which is itself unprecedented.

326 dragonfire1981  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:46:00am
“There’s a conflicting message that comes out from the Republicans if we want to recognize the unifying power of English, and meanwhile, we send out communications in multiple languages. Official business and documents needs to be in English.” […] He says that English is “empowering and unifying” and that the GOP en Español program “sends a subliminal message in contradiction.”

Says someone who obviously knows jack all about linguistics. Language is beautiful. Each one has its quirks but they are all unique. Certain nuances and subtleties of one language can be easily lost when translated to another.

Contrary to what Mr. King thinks, English is actually considered a somewhat limited language compared to others.

Our separate languages are what make us who we are. Mr. King’s whole idea of English being “empowering and unifying” is stupid. You think the Native Americans were speaking the King’s English when they first encountered the British?

327 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:46:34am

re: #311 Kragar (Antichrist )

He says that English is “empowering and unifying” and that the GOP en Español program “sends a subliminal message in contradiction.”

Guess what, King moron, it’s not subliminal. It is a contradiction. You can’t win without acknowledging that many good and true Americans use Spanish as their first language.

328 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:47:11am

re: #327 wrenchwench

Guess what, King moron, it’s not subliminal. It is a contradiction. You can’t win without acknowledging that many good and true Americans use Spanish as their first language.

BLASPHEMER! HERETIC!
///

329 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:47:28am

re: #311 Kragar (Antichrist )

LOL, GOP Hispanic outreach.


Anti-Immigrant Republicans Block ‘GOP en Español’ Outreach Program

I’m sure this will be excellent news for John McCain Mitt Romney.

330 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:48:22am

re: #300 Kragar (Antichrist )

NRA Convention Helps Distribute Literature Calling For Secession And Civil War

Somebody tell them how well it worked out the last time, and Lincoln didn’t even have drones!

331 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:48:45am

re: #320 Kragar (Antichrist )

Like telling these guys who tell you they need an assault rifle because “The Minutemen fought tyranny” that the Minutemen were barely effective auxiliaries who never won a battle on their own against real troops and Washington hated them. They don’t want to hear that part.

These days, they seem to think The Patriot was based on a real story and want to believe that a rag-tag band of militia can somehow do better than organized and trained soldiers can. And while militia did play a part in the Battle of Cowpens, which is supposed to be what’s depicted as the big battle in the film, for the most part they were ill-regarded and treated with little respect by both sides.

332 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:48:56am

re: #326 dragonfire1981

Says someone who obviously knows jack all about linguistics. Language is beautiful. Each one has its quirks but they are all unique. Certain nuances and subtleties of one language can be easily lost when translated to another.

Contrary to what Mr. King thinks, English is actually considered a somewhat limited language compared to others.

Our separate languages are what make us who we are. Mr. King’s whole idea of English being “empowering and unifying” is stupid. You think the Native Americans were speaking the King’s English when they first encountered the British?

They also confuse the official language of government, which is and should remain English the good’ ol Estados Unidos, and the various languages we use to communicate with each other at home and in business.

The GOP has decided taht their message would be sullied by translating it into Spanish, which sends a clear message to a lot of the Hispanic electorate: the language you speak at home is not worthy of our attention

333 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:49:33am

re: #314 Targetpractice

Funny, way I remember it, Crockett died fighting a hopeless battle against a numerically superior foe. Not exactly the ideal situation that most of these numbnuts would want to face.

People always forget what actually happened at the Alamo. They seem to think that it was an overwhelming victory against tyranny or some shit.

Everyone there died. Santa Anna stomped them mercilessly, leaving only handful of non-combatants to tell what had gone on. It changed the tide of Texas independence, sure, but at the cost of everyone who fought there.

335 erik_t  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:50:35am

re: #314 Targetpractice

Funny, way I remember it, Crockett died fighting a hopeless battle against a numerically superior foe. Not exactly the ideal situation that most of these numbnuts would want to face.

In fact, that’s exactly the situation most of these numbnuts want to face. Hopeless battle against a dramatically superior foe.

336 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:51:08am

re: #331 Targetpractice

These days, they seem to think The Patriot was based on a real story and want to believe that a rag-tag band of militia can somehow do better than organized and trained soldiers can. And while militia did play a part in the Battle of Cowpens, which is supposed to be what’s depicted as the big battle in the film, for the most part they were ill-regarded and treated with little respect by both sides.

If they really want to know how well a militia does against real troops, they should just read about how well the Taliban has done for the last 10 years.

337 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:51:47am

re: #333 Lidane

People always forget what actually happened at the Alamo. They seem to think that it was an overwhelming victory against tyranny or some shit.

Everyone there died. Santa Anna stomped them mercilessly, leaving only handful of non-combatants to tell what had gone on. It changed the tide of Texas indepenendce, sure, but at the cost of everyone who fought there.

It was the symbolism that lived on long after the majority of those not killed in the battle had been executed. “Remember the Alamo” is a motto not because it was the first successful battle, but because it was a slaughter which served as a reason for revenge.

338 dragonfire1981  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:52:46am

You know for all these Patriots apparently yearning to go out and gun down Liberals in some kind of civil war, I can’t help but think there are probably some well armed Liberals out there who wouldn’t mind taking out a wingnut or two.

339 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:53:41am

Good news, they could the murderers in Chicago.

2 charged with murder in Hadiya Pendleton slaying

Two reputed gang members were out for revenge from a previous shooting when they opened fire on a group of students in a South Side park last month, killing 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton in a heartbreaking case that has brought national attention to Chicago’s rampant gun violence, police said.

Michael Ward, 18, and Kenneth Williams, 20, were each charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in the Jan. 29 attack that also left two teens wounded.

Ward confessed to police that he and Williams mistook a Pendleton companion for rivals who had shot and wounded Williams last July, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said at a news conference Monday night at the Area Central police headquarters.

340 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:54:03am

re: #335 erik_t

In fact, that’s exactly the situation most of these numbnuts want to face. Hopeless battle against a dramatically superior foe.

Alex Rogan: Hold it! There’s no fleet? No Starfighters, no plan? One ship, you, me, and that’s it?
Grig: Exactly! Xur thinks you’re still on Earth. Classic military strategy, surprise attack.
Alex Rogan: It’ll be a slaughter!
Grig: That’s the spirit!
Alex Rogan: No, *my* slaughter!

341 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:54:23am

My teabagger congressman has taken some razzing for going to a hearing about the Lesser Prairie Chicken instead of to the SOTU address. But not enough razzing. Never enough razzing.

342 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:54:50am

re: #338 dragonfire1981

You know for all these Patriots apparently yearning to go out and gun down Liberals in some kind of civil war, I can’t help but think there are probably some well armed Liberals out there who wouldn’t mind taking out a wingnut or two.

Don’t be silly, all liberals are pot smoking hippie peaceniks.
/

343 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:55:13am

re: #332 Sol Berdinowitz

They also confuse the official language of government, which is and should remain English the good’ ol Estados Unidos, and the various languages we use to communicate with each other at home and in business.

The GOP has decided taht their message would be sullied by translating it into Spanish, which sends a clear message to a lot of the Hispanic electorate: the language you speak at home is not worthy of our attention

Just look at how poorly off bi/multilingual countries like Canada, Israel, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, etc. are because of language.

344 Lidane  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:55:31am

OUTRAGE!

345 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:55:49am

re: #340 Kragar (Antichrist )

+1 for Last Starfighter reference.

346 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:57:40am

re: #345 lawhawk

+1 for Last Starfighter reference.

A movie in need of a sequel, IMO.

347 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:58:31am

re: #346 Kragar (Antichrist )

A movie in need of a sequel, IMO.

Maybe a prequel: The Penultimate Starfighter.

348 iossarian  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:58:51am

re: #253 Joanne

Seriously? Boiling her down to flimsy sun dresses? Her philanthropy? Doesn’t matter, see that flimsy sun dress? Her studying policy at the Kennedy school at Harvard? FLIMSY SUN DRESS!

How enlightened.

I missed this comment (was out) but hopefully my general comment history indicates that I do not reduce Ashley Judd to a sundress, much as she did look good in one circa 1995.

349 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:59:01am

re: #343 b_sharp

Just look at how poorly off bi/multilingual countries like Canada, Israel, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, etc. are because of language.

Those are all cases unto themselves. I got no trouble with English being the official language of government in the USA, but neither do I have any problem with the notion that lots of people use other languages to communicate privately.

I grew up in a household where my mom and grandma spole Croatian, the neighbors spoke Spanish at home and we we were regulars at a restaurant where the owners spoke Greek to each other and most of their staff.

But the GOP is sending a message that they consider speaking Spanish within the border of the USA to be some sort of threat to our integrity.

350 lawhawk  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:59:02am

re: #346 Kragar (Antichrist )

Death Blossom would make for a great band name.

351 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:59:23am

I was poking around among the joists in my basement this morning, looking for evidence of a weasel when I noticed that some of our dust has a rifle under it. I wonder what the heck I’m supposed to do with it.

352 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:00:38am

re: #351 b_sharp

I was poking around among the joists in my basement this morning, looking for evidence of a weasel when I noticed that some of our dust has a rifle under it. I wonder what the heck I’m supposed to do with it.

You have armed weasels where you live?

353 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:01:01am

re: #347 wrenchwench

Maybe a prequel: The Penultimate Starfighter.

Shush. At the end of the movie, Alex said he was going to help rebuild the Starfighters. They could start a new movie with an older Alex who has spent the last 25 years rebuilding the Legion and go from there.

354 Targetpractice  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:01:08am

re: #325 lawhawk

Likewise I expect the GOP “rebuttal” will be much the same that it has been in past years: Obama is bad, Obama is wrong, we’re right and the sooner you figure that out, the sooner we can go back to screwing you over. Though this time, we supposedly are getting the added bonus that it will be given by a Latino who’ll be speaking in Spanish. As if the GOP could be any more transparent.

Then for the political junkies, they can also listen to Rand Paul give the Tea Party “rebuttal,” which might as well be the Libertarian one: Big government bad, Obama is a socialist, we need to gut the budget, and America was so much better when men were walking around in tricorne hats.

355 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:01:18am

re: #343 b_sharp

Just look at how poorly off bi/multilingual countries like Canada, Israel, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, etc. are because of language.

Yeah, you go there and nobody understands any of the three languages you don’t speak!//

Srsly, when we were in Amsterdam Zedushka spoke YIDDISH! And everyone understood him.

356 b_sharp  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:01:22am

re: #352 NJDhockeyfan

You have armed weasels where you live?

Only sometimes.

357 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:02:35am

re: #351 b_sharp

I was poking around among the joists in my basement this morning, looking for evidence of a weasel when I noticed that some of our dust has a rifle under it. I wonder what the heck I’m supposed to do with it.

Careful, or the NRA will be in an outrage over you seizing a weasel’s guns!
//

358 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:03:34am

re: #354 Targetpractice

Likewise I expect the GOP “rebuttal” will be much the same that it has been in past years: Obama is bad, Obama is wrong, we’re right and the sooner you figure that out, the sooner we can go back to screwing you over. Though this time, we supposedly are getting the added bonus that it will be given by a Latino who’ll be speaking in Spanish. As if the GOP could be any more transparent.

Then for the political junkies, they can also listen to Rand Paul give the Tea Party “rebuttal,” which might as well be the Libertarian one: Big government bad, Obama is a socialist, we need to gut the budget, and America was so much better when men were walking around in tricorne hats.

Well, you could tell which direction they were going due to that hat!
/ :p

359 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:05:08am

US drone kills top Al Qaeda cleric in Yemen: reports

Sanaa: A drone strike in the eastern Yemeni province of Shabwa last month killed the top religious cleric for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a source close to AQAP said on Tuesday.

“A drone strike had targetted Sheikh Adel al-Abab’s vehicle but he escaped and fled to a mountainous region where a raid by another drone killed him immediately,” the source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Abab had graduated from an Islamic studies centre, the Dawa Centre, in Sanaa and had served as AQAP’s top religious cleric.

Code Pink can be heard weeping…

360 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:06:01am

re: #349 Sol Berdinowitz

Those are all cases unto themselves. I got no trouble with Enbglish being the official language of government in the USA, but neither do I have any problem with the notion that lots of people use other languages to communicate privately.

First: lol

OK, with that out of the way: Bilingualism is in the New Mexico state constitution. Vast portions of the US were Mexico, and before that, New Spain, before they were the US. I see no reason to make English the official language.

361 wrenchwench  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:07:08am

I see you fixed it. WHY YOU HATE MY HUMOR???!!?

362 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:07:15am

re: #360 wrenchwench

First: lol

OK, with that out of the way: Bilingualism is in the New Mexico state constitution. Vast portions of the US were Mexico, and before that, New Spain, before they were the US. I see no reason to make English the official language.

What, Manifest Destiny is not enough for you!
/// ;)

363 Joanne  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:07:23am

re: #348 iossarian

I missed this comment (was out) but hopefully my general comment history indicates that I do not reduce Ashley Judd to a sundress, much as she did look good in one circa 1995.

It wasn’t you per se…it was the tenor of the conversation surrounding her - without a single sentence about what she has done. It wasn’t just your comment…yours was just the one I responded to.

It’s cool.

364 iossarian  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:08:55am

re: #363 Joanne

It wasn’t you per se…it was the tenor of the conversation surrounding her - without a single sentence about what she has done. It wasn’t just your comment…yours was just the one I responded to.

It’s cool.

No, I get that. It’s frustrating in some ways that joking about a dominant culture becomes part of the dominant culture.

In my defense, I have several times voted against the “slick, attractive” candidate in Democratic primaries because I suspected them of being in league with the patriarchy.

365 Killgore Trout  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:22:01am

re: #359 NJDhockeyfan

US drone kills top Al Qaeda cleric in Yemen: reports

Code Pink can be heard weeping…

“A drone strike had targetted Sheikh Adel al-Abab’s vehicle but he escaped and fled to a mountainous region where a raid by another drone killed him immediately,” the source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

They can run but they can’t hide.

366 William of Orange  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 3:02:59pm

Wow…


I think we’re blessed with all kinds of progress in the last 10 years.
This was not possible. Or maybe for a very few people back then. Look at us now. We use more sophisticated satellites to view the solar system, NASA can calculate all the data with more advanced machines, post it on a nifty device called youtube and we can watch it all in glorious high definition on very fast computers.

That’s progress!


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