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Sunday Shred: The Aristocrats - Bad Asteroid

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This is the first track from the latest live album by British guitar phenomenon Guthrie Govan and his band The Aristocrats, with the equally gifted Marco Minneman and Bryan Beller on drums and bass. Here’s the album; if you’re into guitar pyrotechnics, it doesn’t get much more impressive than this: Boing, We’ll Do It Live! the Aristocrats at Alvas Showroom.

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531 comments

1 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:18:12pm

This guy’s picking speed and precision is mind-boggling. I thought Paul Gilbert was fast, but Guthrie takes it another level up.

2 Stanley Sea  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:29:25pm

Watching replay of walking dead. Merle is the devil.

3 Stanley Sea  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:30:04pm

Hey Charles! Sorry.

4 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:32:15pm

re: #2 Stanley Sea

Watching replay of walking dead. Merle is the devil.

Merle is just a misunderstood brute of a serial killer.

5 freetoken  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:32:46pm
6 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:34:04pm

I know, Oscars, but I’ll be watching The Walking Dead. Not that into watching rich people give each other gold statues.

7 freetoken  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:34:19pm

Stories like this are barely news anymore:

Britain’s top Catholic cleric accused of ‘inappropriate behavior’

Three priests and a former priest have filed complaints to the Vatican alleging that Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who heads the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, approached them in an inappropriate manner.

8 Stanley Sea  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:37:17pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

I know, Oscars, but I’ll be watching The Walking Dead. Not that into watching rich people give each other gold statues.

The gowns can be seen tomorrow. The winners via Twitter.

9 BongCrodny  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:40:10pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

I know, Oscars, but I’ll be watching The Walking Dead. Not that into watching rich people give each other gold statues.

I like it for the big six - the acting, directing and best picture awards - but I find it painful to sit through the rest of it.

I really don’t want to sit through four hours of schmooze just to find out which movie won best picture.

10 lawhawk  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:40:39pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Seth MacFarlane is the redeeming feature… so far.

11 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:41:49pm

Actually, that was a part of the last episode that really worked … when Merle saw the scars on Daryl’s back and we realized that they had both been horribly abused children.

Those plot twists are why I love this show.

12 freetoken  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:42:04pm

One of my pet peeves about those who keep pushing higher education as a path for jobs - an example : too many PhDs in sciences:

The Ph.D Bust: America’s Awful Market for Young Scientists—in 7 Charts

There just isn’t a market out there for all these knowledge-producers.

13 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:42:24pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

Merle is just a misunderstood brute of a serial killer.

I saw an article which made the case Merle already is a zombie, he just doesn’t happen to be dead yet. He doesn’t give a damn about any other survivors and would kill any of them in a heartbeat to get what wants.

14 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:45:47pm

re: #13 Kragar (Antichrist )

I saw an article which made the case Merle already is a zombie, he just doesn’t happen to be dead yet. He doesn’t give a damn about any other survivors and would kill any of them in a heartbeat to get what wants.

The zombies are vital to the overall plot, but almost incidental to the real stories. “The Walking Dead” are the living people.

15 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:48:35pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

The zombies are vital to the overall plot, but almost incidental to the real stories. “The Walking Dead” are the living people.

‘The Walking Dead’ Open Thread: He’s Korean!

Is morality a luxury? One might think that, in a world overrun by zombies, setting up an ethical code should take a backseat to survival. But the strongest moments in Sunday’s othewise lackluster Walking Dead made the opposite case, using a breakdown in the relationship between brothers Merle and Darryl as a case study in why morality would and should be a central concern in a post-apocalyptic world.

The brothers begin feuding in the woods, as the meager spoils of their hunting efforts lead Darryl to question whether they shouldn’t make a beeline back for the well-stocked prison. But the real rift emerges when they spy a small group of survivors fighting a losing battle against a group of walkers. Darryl sees people in trouble who need his help. But Merle sees useless dead weight to whom he owes nothing. “They ain’t never cooked me a meal,” he sniffs.

However close Darryl and Merle may have been at one point (even morally speaking, as they apparently planned to rob the prison group when they first encountered it), the conflict over the embattled group on the highway reveals how far they’ve grown. Darryl believes human life is something worth protecting irrespective of utility. Like a normal person, he believes leaving people to die when you can save them to be a grave moral ill. It’s such an important part of his moral character that he barely hesitates to run in, crossbow blazing, and save the day. Merle is left little choice but to follow his brother but, in a nice touch, he saunters towards the battle in a fashion resembling nothing more than a walker’s shuffle, his move away from humanity reflected in his actual movement.

16 wrenchwench  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 5:59:29pm

The Oscars have ruined my Twitter feed…. zzzzzz

17 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:08:39pm
18 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:09:31pm

Kid is watching Oscar in the other room I’d watch for any possible live renditions from Les Mis, but it’s not worth slogging thru it all. I don’t really care.

I’m tired and I want to go to sleep.

19 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:10:54pm

Had dinner tonite with old older friends and just found out that the wife was diagnosed with Parkinsons last Dec. We knew something was wrong, but she had other possible issues.

really bummed, still in her mid-sixties

20 CuriousLurker  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:14:21pm

OT: The wingnuts are pushing hard to get their distorted Hagel story noticed. A little under an hour ago Arutz Sheva posted a new article on their front page referencing Breibart’s article, which in turn references Arutz Shaeva’s own Op-ed. O_o

I smell desperation.

21 BongCrodny  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:15:19pm

Best Animated Short - “Paperman”

Very sweet. I love the retro 1950’s design.

22 TedStriker  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:15:47pm

re: #20 CuriousLurker

OT: The wingnuts are pushing hard to get their distorted Hagel story noticed. A little under an hour ago Arutz Sheva posted a new article on their front page referencing Breibart’s article, which in turn references Arutz Shaeva’s own Op-ed. O_o

I smell desperation.

A circlejerk of desperation.

23 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:15:50pm

re: #20 CuriousLurker

OT: The wingnuts are pushing hard to get their distorted Hagel story noticed. A little under an hour ago Arutz Sheva posted a new article on their front page referencing Breibart’s article, which in turn references Arutz Shaeva’s own Op-ed. O_o

I smell desperation.

Thank CL for reading all the crap on Arutz Sheva and Forward so that I don’t have to. :/

24 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:16:39pm

What?

Afghanistan Orders US Special Forces Out of Province After Reports of Torture and Murder

The government of Afghanistan has banned elite American forces from operating in the province of Maidan Wardak, claiming that Afghans working with US special forces have been involved with the torture and killing of villagers in the area. The province, which is adjacent to the Afghan capital of Kabul, has been a strategic buffer against the Taliban and key to the defense of the capital.

US officials were told on Sunday afternoon of the Afghan government’s decision, which it reached after trying to get answers from the US about the torture and killing accusations. Afghan defense officials provided the US with photographs and video of the alleged perpetrators, but did not receive any immediate response or action from US forces.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s office released a statement saying that during a meeting of Afghanistan’s National Security Council, “It became clear that armed individuals named as U.S. special force stationed in Wardak province engage in harassing, annoying, torturing and even murdering innocent people.”

The banning is being viewed as a serious signal that Afghan officials are willing to confront and assert authority over US special forces as conventional combat troops begin to take on only an advisory role. Afghanistan claims it had been trying for weeks to get answers and believed that there had been some headway until American officials denied that the men in question had ever worked with or for US forces.

25 wrenchwench  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:19:55pm

re: #20 CuriousLurker

OT: The wingnuts are pushing hard to get their distorted Hagel story noticed. A little under an hour ago Arutz Sheva posted a new article on their front page referencing Breibart’s article, which in turn references Arutz Shaeva’s own Op-ed. O_o

I smell desperation.

Confirmation through epistemic closure.

Image: ouroboros-1760-granger.jpg

26 CuriousLurker  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:20:07pm

re: #23 Vicious Babushka

Thank CL for reading all the crap on Arutz Sheva and Forward so that I don’t have to. :/

And thanks to you for reading the stuff I can’t bear. Also, for bringing positive stories when you find them—that really helps to wash away a lot of the crap. Seriously.

27 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:20:16pm

re: #22 TedStriker

A circlejerk of desperation.

The dreaded circle jerk of desperation.

28 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:22:42pm

nytol!

29 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:23:29pm
30 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:25:01pm
31 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:25:27pm

I do not freaking believe what I just saw on TWD.

32 Bubblehead II  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:26:09pm

re: #21 BongCrodny

Best Animated Short - “Paperman”

Very sweet. I love the retro 1950’s design.

+100

Just for the insanity break.

33 Pawn of the Oppressor  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:26:15pm

re: #2 Stanley Sea

Watching replay of walking dead. Merle is the devil.

HEYYYYY! SPOILER ALERT! GOD.

/kidding, but thanks for reminding me, I had forgotten it was on

34 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:26:52pm

Not gonna post a spoiler, but damn.

35 Targetpractice  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:27:32pm

re: #20 CuriousLurker

OT: The wingnuts are pushing hard to get their distorted Hagel story noticed. A little under an hour ago Arutz Sheva posted a new article on their front page referencing Breibart’s article, which in turn references Arutz Shaeva’s own Op-ed. O_o

I smell desperation.

Of course they’re desperate. There’s 60 votes lined up to vote for cloture, and Reid has said he will not honor any holds, leaving the GOP without a card to play. Short of some major “controversy” that bring a vote or two back into their hands, Hagel’s nomination will be confirmed this week.

36 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:27:53pm

re: #34 Charles Johnson

Not gonna post a spoiler, but damn.

37 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:30:05pm

re: #20 CuriousLurker

OT: The wingnuts are pushing hard to get their distorted Hagel story noticed. A little under an hour ago Arutz Sheva posted a new article on their front page referencing Breibart’s article, which in turn references Arutz Shaeva’s own Op-ed. O_o

I smell desperation.

From Arutz Sheva:

It called upon the new president to make resolving the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) a top priority “early in his presidency” and to override “certain domestic constituencies.”

From the report:

A new U.S. effort to reach an Israeli-Pale stinian agreement may anger certain domestic constituencies. We do not, however, believe it is beyond the capability of any American President to explain to the American people why this long-running dispute must at long last be ended and why it will take much diplomatic heavy lifting and public expenditure to make it work. In the end the stakes are too high to pursue a hands-off or arm’s-length approach.

38 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:31:37pm

I watched this, would totally NOT get it for my grandkids.

39 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:32:05pm

I need to catch up on TWD sometime

40 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:32:42pm

re: #38 Vicious Babushka

I watched this, would totally NOT get it for my grandkids.

How did you like Snatch though?

41 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:33:09pm

Nothing there about overriding “certain domestic constituencies.”

42 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:35:19pm

re: #40 Kragar (Antichrist )

How did you like Snatch though?

Did not watch it last night, watched “Lebowski” instead. But it’s #1 on my Netflix “Instant watch”

43 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:46:09pm

Former FBI profiler: ‘Video games do not cause violence’

Following a CBS News report that investigators had found a “trove” of video games in the home of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, conservatives like Glenn Beck jumped to the conclusion that the games had been a “gateway drug” to the slaughter at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

But during a panel discussion on Sunday, former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole said evidence did not support that theory.

“It’s my experience that video games do not cause violence,” O’Toole told CBS News. “However, it is one of the risk variables when we do a threat assessment for the risk to act out violently.”

“It’s important that I point out that as a threat assessment and as a former FBI profiler, we don’t see these as the cause violence,” she added. “We see them as sources of fueling ideation that’s already there.”

Texas A&M International University psychology professor Christopher Ferguson pointed out that youth violence had recently declined to the lowest level in 40 years at a time when video games had become more violent.

44 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:50:28pm

Seth MacFarlane is so freaking lame.

45 RadicalModerate  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:56:45pm
46 Bubblehead II  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:57:42pm

re: #24 FemNaziBitch

Time for us to leave. They don’t want us there, and we can’t afford to be there. Let them clean up their own fucking mess. They let the Taliban in and then expected help in getting rid of them after they found out just how bad they were. Sadly, they found the price for cleaning up their mess was higher than they wanted to pay. Let em stew

47 TedStriker  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:58:10pm

re: #45 RadicalModerate

Twitter fail of the month, courtesy of Arkansas state Senator Jason Rapert.

Why Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert should really consider changing his twitter background.

Image: JackRapert-Twitterpage.jpg

I know it’s wrong, but I couldn’t stop from chuckling a bit with that one.

48 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:58:57pm

re: #45 RadicalModerate

Twitter fail of the month, courtesy of Arkansas state Senator Jason Rapert.

Why Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert should really consider changing his twitter background.

Image: JackRapert-Twitterpage.jpg

At least its accurate.
/

49 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:07:17pm

re: #47 TedStriker

I know that it’s wrong, but I couldn’t stop from busting out a laugh with that one.

When you think GOP in Arkansas, think Rape Trap… RAPERT! I MEANT RAPERT!

50 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:10:20pm

re: #46 Bubblehead II

Time for us to leave. They don’t want us there, and we can’t afford to be there. Let them clean up their own fucking mess. They let the Taliban in and then expected help in getting rid of them after they found out just how bad they were. Sadly, they found the price for cleaning up their mess was higher than they wanted to pay. Let em stew

The problem is keep the country from becoming a terrorist sanctuary.

51 RadicalModerate  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:13:44pm

Remember, the NRA wants us to trust THESE guys with weapons.

Four-alarm fire engulfs Dallas shooting range

DALLAS — The four-alarm fire that engulfed the DFW Gun Range at 1607 West Mockingbird Lane in Dallas Sunday afternoon was apparently triggered by unauthorized tracer rounds.

Heavy black smoke was visible from downtown Dallas.

About 50 people were inside the gun range when the fire broke out, but all were able to escape safely.

The company’s Web site listed a number of classes on Sunday, including an “Introduction to Handguns” scheduled at 3:15 p.m.

“It was pretty scary,” said one range patron who gave his name as Brett. “There are a bunch of bullets in there, and there’s not telling how far or when they’re going to go off.

52 prairiefire  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:15:55pm

Seth hosting the Oscars is not going so well.

53 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:16:37pm

re: #52 prairiefire

Seth hosting the Oscars is not going so well.

SETH SUX

54 BongCrodny  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:17:42pm

re: #52 prairiefire

Seth hosting the Oscars is not going so well.

You can have glamour, or you can have potty humor.

Glamour AND potty humor…eh.

55 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:18:32pm

When teeth are so white they don’t look like teeth. When they’re super white and all lined up perfectly in the right light you can’t see the individual teeth and just look like this white plastic teeth guard.

56 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:19:39pm

MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AT THE OSCARS

57 dragonath  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:27:16pm

Bugs Bunny goes to the Oscars!

Note: tons of off color humor in this one

58 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:27:19pm
59 CuriousLurker  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:29:21pm

re: #42 Vicious Babushka

There’s an absolutely stunning documentary called Mythos Wald by a German filmmaker named Jan Haft. I saw the full 90 min. HD version with English voice-over on YouTube last year, so I know it’s out there somewhere, but I can’t find it anywhere right now (it’s long gone from YouTube).

It’s reminiscent of the BBC’s Planet Earth series narrated by Attenborough, though obviously much shorter in duration. The visuals though, OMG—the forests really make you see where all the European fairy tales came from—I’m sure your grandkids would love it, so grab it if you ever run across the English version.

Oh, wait. I take that back. Here it is in 2 parts, but it’s ruined by a Russian narrator talking over the voice of the German one. *sigh* Still, you’ll be able to see how amazing the video is.


60 Bubblehead II  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:31:29pm

re: #50 Dark_Falcon

And Pakistan Isn’t?

61 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:32:08pm

So I guess Seth said another one of his anti-Semitic jokes?

62 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:32:57pm

re: #60 Bubblehead II

And Pakistan Isn’t?

Image: Taliban_map.jpg

63 freetoken  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:33:02pm

Bwahahahaha…. loving the new WWE character Zeb. Tonight “Zeb” posted two new videos, and it seems like WWE writers are reading VDARE for inspiration:


Anti-white persecution and American Exceptionalism - yup, WWE writers have the wingnuts nailed down.

64 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:33:11pm

re: #59 CuriousLurker

There’s an absolutely stunning documentary called Mythos Wald by a German filmmaker named Jan Haft. I saw the full 90 min. HD version with English voice-over on YouTube last year, so I know it’s out there somewhere, but I can’t find it anywhere right now (it’s long gone from YouTube).

It’s reminiscent of the BBC’s Planet Earth series narrated by Attenborough, though obviously much shorter in duration. The visuals though, OMG—the forests really make you see where all the European fairy tales came from—I’m sure your grandkids would love it, so grab it if you ever run across the English version.

Oh, wait. I take that back. Here it is in 2 parts, but it’s ruined by a Russian narrator talking over the voice of the German one. *sigh* Still, you’ll be able to see how amazing the video is.

[Embedded content]

Well, some of my grandkids speak Russian. :)

65 CuriousLurker  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:33:55pm

re: #60 Bubblehead II

And Pakistan Isn’t?

And Somalia, Mali, etc. It’s like playing Whack-A-Mole.

66 CuriousLurker  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:35:09pm

re: #64 Vicious Babushka

Well, some of my grandkids speak Russian. :)

Oh shoot! Well that’ll work then (if they can hear the Russian over the German narrator), heh.

67 Bubblehead II  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:38:33pm

re: #58 Gus

Ummm, Shouldn’t that be James O’Keefe?

68 freetoken  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:39:44pm
69 Political Atheist  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:40:00pm

Oscars, Adele-Skyfall

Nicely done.

70 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:42:55pm

re: #68 freetoken

Will this have legs?

Afghanistan leader accuses U.S. special forces of torture

Possibly, I wouldn’t be surprised either way. But at least there’s not a Republican in the white house so it’s probably not going to be a huge scandal even if true.

71 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:43:31pm

re: #65 CuriousLurker

And Somalia, Mali, etc. It’s like playing Whack-A-Mole.

We don’t have a choice but to play.

72 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:44:38pm

re: #68 freetoken

Karzai’s office charged that a university student who was detained during a U.S. operation in Wardak province, southwest of Kabul, was later found with his head and fingers cut off

Karzia should look at his own forces on that one


U.S. forces are accused of detaining nine villagers, who are still missing.

possible,,, maybe even probable

73 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:44:41pm

re: #70 Killgore Trout

Possibly, I wouldn’t be surprised either way. But at least there’s not a Republican in the white house so it’s probably not going to be a huge scandal even if true.

Exactly. If this had come out under George W. Bush it would be on the front page of the New York Times tomorrow.

74 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:45:21pm

re: #70 Killgore Trout

Possibly, I wouldn’t be surprised either way. But at least there’s not a Republican in the white house so it’s probably not going to be a huge scandal even if true.

But Bush got us into there ,, so,,, CHENEY!!

75 CuriousLurker  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:46:34pm

re: #71 Dark_Falcon

We don’t have a choice but to play.

If we’re gonna play, then we need to play smarter.

76 Bubblehead II  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:48:07pm

Night Lizards. Sorry to have stirred the pot and then bail, but 0400 does come early. But as far as U.S. Special Forces engaging in the kidnapping/torture/murder of Afghan Nationals. It doesn’t pass the smell test. Now if you replace U.S. forces with Taliban/A.Q. operatives wearing U.S./Coalition Uniforms, that I could believe. They have done it before when infiltrating bases for suicide bomb attacks.

77 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:48:14pm

re: #72 sattv4u2

possible,,, maybe even probable

78 CuriousLurker  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:48:52pm

I’m out too. Laters.

79 dragonath  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:54:25pm

re: #73 Dark_Falcon

Exactly. If this had come out under George W. Bush it would be on the front page of the New York Times tomorrow.

If Gore had set the precedents that Bush did, I’m pretty sure people would still be upset. I still remember people making a big joke out of Abu Ghraib.

Ha ha. No.

80 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:56:59pm

re: #79 dragonath

If Gore had set the precedents that Bush did, I’m pretty sure people would still be upset. I still remember people making a big joke out of Abu Ghraib.

Ha ha. No.

Wait. Bush set a precedent for Lynndie England to put a dog collar on a prisoner?

81 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 7:57:04pm

re: #79 dragonath

If Gore had set the precedents that Bush did, I’m pretty sure people would still be upset. I still remember people making a big joke out of Abu Ghraib.

Ha ha. No.

People, yes, but the Grey Lady tends to play up the faults of Republicans far more than those of Democrats. It sometimes (though not always and never for real accusations of corruption) will downplay the faults of Democrats.

82 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:01:49pm

re: #73 Dark_Falcon

Exactly. If this had come out under George W. Bush it would be on the front page of the New York Times tomorrow.

The nature of media markets. Anyway, here’s the front webpage for the NY Times. Fox News has this story in tiny text under “latest news.” The story came in this morning.

Image: NY-Times-2-24-2013.jpg

83 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:02:55pm

re: #82 Gus

The nature of media markets. Anyway, here’s the front webpage for the NY Times. Fox News has this story in tiny text under “latest news.” The story came in this morning.

Image: NY-Times-2-24-2013.jpg

It was on Drudge (via the BBC) this morning

[Link: www.bbc.co.uk…]

84 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:04:20pm

re: #83 sattv4u2

It was on Drudge (via the BBC) this morning

[Link: www.bbc.co.uk…]

I think the general reaction from everybody, or at least in the USA, is being a little bit stumped. All they did was read a statement and not much else. Kind of pissed me off a little but. Never liked Karzai.

85 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:04:42pm

From the looks of the allegations (even if true) it seems Obama left himself enough degrees of separation to invoke plausible deniability. Afghan troops working loosely with US special forces, something went a little too far. Ooops, you won’t find a white sheet justifying this but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t used to our advantage. Shit happens.

86 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:05:09pm

re: #84 Gus

Never liked Karzai.

He always spoke highly of you!!
/

87 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:08:53pm

re: #84 Gus

I think the general reaction from everybody, or at least in the USA, is being a little bit stumped. All they did was read a statement and not much else. Kind of pissed me off a little but. Never liked Karzai.

I think it’s because (A) It’s Sunday and many of the analysts for US/UK outfits are off work, (B) The student supposedly abducted and killed was tortured in ways that the US does not engage in (ripping off whole fingers is far more crude than we need to be, but its the kind of cruelty Al Qaeda enjoys) (C) It’s pretty heavily at odds with how Obama has stated he wants to do business.

88 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:11:12pm

re: #86 sattv4u2

Never liked Karzai.

He always spoke highly of you!!
/

The bastard! Anyway, Obama said the end of 2014.

89 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:11:19pm

re: #85 Killgore Trout

From the looks of the allegations (even if true) it seems Obama left himself enough degrees of separation to invoke plausible deniability. Afghan troops working loosely with US special forces, something went a little too far. Ooops, you won’t find a white sheet justifying this but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t used to our advantage. Shit happens.

Irrelevant, since the Taliban and Al Qaeda aren’t targeting US and western opinion with this. They’re trying to enrage Afghans in order to prevent the Afghan Government from signing a status-of-forces agreement containing protection for US troops from Afghan courts. Without that, we have to leave entirely.

90 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:12:21pm

re: #87 Dark_Falcon

I think it’s because (A) It’s Sunday and many of the analysts for US/UK outfits are off work, (B) The student supposedly abducted and killed was tortured in ways that the US does not engage in (ripping off whole fingers is far more crude than we need to be, but its the kind of cruelty Al Qaeda enjoys) (C) It’s pretty heavily at odds with how Obama has stated he wants to do business.

Yeah, it’s pretty silly. Even if this was ordinary police work. They find a mutilated body and suddenly they’re like “the Americans did this!”

91 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:13:44pm

Misplaced my digital camera. I saw it a few days ago and can’t find it now. I don’t really need it right now, but its frustrating now to be able to find it.

92 Pawn of the Oppressor  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:14:53pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Actually, that was a part of the last episode that really worked … when Merle saw the scars on Daryl’s back and we realized that they had both been horribly abused children.

Those plot twists are why I love this show.

I’ve noticed a lot of praise for Norman Reedus from fellow cast members. Steve Yeun talked about the interaction between him & Michael Rooker (Merle) on Talking Dead last week. The way those two played it, that scene finally made Merle seem like a human being for me, for the first time ever - and that took some doing.

That little change in Merle was one of the most satisfying moments in the show for me since the barn massacre last season.

93 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:17:36pm

Heh, Seth McFarland made a Jew joke earlier and people were like, “it’s just a joke man.” Now, he just made a gay joke… let’s see what the response is.

94 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:18:43pm

David Corn and Rachael Maddow furiously working on new documentary project.
/

95 blueraven  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:20:16pm

re: #90 Gus

Yeah, it’s pretty silly. Even if this was ordinary police work. They find a mutilated body and suddenly they’re like “the Americans did this!”

This is why the torture techniques we used are so damaging…aside from the moral and legal questions, it lends some credence to any future allegations, even totally false ones. We have it on the record. We are not above torture.

96 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:21:52pm

Dan Rather now receiving new documents…. Stay tuned

97 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:23:17pm

Developing: Michael Moore now outsourcing more editing to Canada for upcoming movie project.

98 dragonath  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:23:21pm

re: #80 sattv4u2

If nothing about the Iraq War seemed to set a precedent to you, I don’t know what to say. Lynndie England did not invent torture, but the prison was conclusively proven to have tortured inmates, systemically.

99 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:23:52pm

re: #95 blueraven

This is why the torture techniques we used are so damaging…aside from the moral and legal questions, it lends some credence to any future allegations, even totally false ones. We have it on the record. We are not above torture.

Could be anybody IMO.

100 blueraven  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:24:44pm

re: #99 Gus

Could be anybody IMO.

I agree.

101 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:25:35pm

re: #90 Gus

Yeah, it’s pretty silly. Even if this was ordinary police work. They find a mutilated body and suddenly they’re like “the Americans did this!”

There’s being told to say that by fanatics who know where their kids go to school. Of course, if the Taliban get their way they’ll close the school, but few in Afghanistan are really willing to risk their wrath on something major as this. Because to protect something this important to them, the Talibs would blow up a school during the school day. They want our soec. ops people gone that bad.

102 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:25:47pm

Dalek designer dies aged 84

The man responsible for designing the Daleks, the robotic enemy of Doctor Who in the long-running television series, has died aged 84, his family said Saturday.

Ray Cusick died in his sleep of heart failure on Thursday, his daughter Claire Heawood revealed.

103 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:26:28pm

Al Gore asked for quote: “What? I can’t hear you! I have petrodollars in my ears.”

104 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:26:47pm

re: #98 dragonath

If nothing about the Iraq War seemed to set a precedent to you, I don’t know what to say. Lynndie England did not invent torture, but the prison was conclusively proven to have tortured inmates, systemically.

Those responsible for “setting precedent” of placing undies on heads, or dog collars on necks were caught, convicted and punished

105 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:28:42pm
106 BongCrodny  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:28:47pm

re: #103 Killgore Trout

Al Gore asked for quote: “What? I can’t hear you! I have petrodollars in my ears.”

Good stuff, good stuff.

Can we get a Dennis Kucinich joke next? How about Barney Frank?

107 Charles Johnson  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:28:57pm

I see that some people still want to defend and minimize torture, even after all the damage it’s done to this country. Knock yourselves out.

108 BongCrodny  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:30:12pm

re: #105 Gus

They’re still going at it.

If I ever give myself a screen name like “The Spark of Liberty,” you have my permission to shoot me.

109 Thundermother(it will turn your head around)  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:30:15pm

It reads like 9 A.M. up in this joint.

Looks like Norman Reedus is into jazz, especially Mingus. Me too!

110 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:31:30pm

re: #106 BongCrodny

Good stuff, good stuff.

Can we get a Dennis Kucinich joke next? How about Barney Frank?

Dennis Kucinich unavailable for comment.His impossibly hot wife says he’s been abducted by aliens again and won’t be back from Romulus 3 until next Wednesday,
Barney Frank’s just pissed about mismatched handbags and shoes on the red carpet tonight.

111 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:31:49pm

re: #104 sattv4u2

Those responsible for “setting precedent” of placing undies on heads, or dog collars on necks were caught, convicted and punished

Meh. OK, yeah, the lower ranked were punished. Once again the commanding officers who were supposed to be supervising these kids get off with a slap on wrist. SOP SNAFU

112 dragonath  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:31:49pm

re: #104 sattv4u2

Undies on heads? Is this some kind of joke? Or do I have to start posting pictures of human pyramids and people covered in feces?

113 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:32:12pm

re: #106 BongCrodny

Good stuff, good stuff.

Can we get a Dennis Kucinich joke next? How about Barney Frank?

Nah, Frank did the nation a solid on this sort of thing when he smacked down Eason Jordan after the CNN bigwig had started DERPing at Davos that the US was “targeting journalists” in Iraq. Barney Frank told him to back up the allegation or shut up, and Jordan had to do the latter since he had nothing. CNN then proceeded to fire his lying ass.

So no, no Barney Frank jokes will be told on this one.

114 BongCrodny  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:33:07pm

re: #113 Dark_Falcon

Nah, Frank did the nation a solid on this sort of thing when he smacked down Eason Jordan after the CNN bigwig had started DERPing at Davos that the US was “targeting journalists” in Iraq. Barney Frank told him to back up the allegation or shut up, and Jordan had to do the latter since he had nothing. CNN then proceeded to fire his lying ass.

So no, no Barney Frank jokes will be told on this one.

Too late.

115 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:34:44pm

re: #111 Gus

Meh. OK, yeah, the lower ranked were punished. Once again the commanding officers who were supposed to be supervising these kids get off with a slap on wrist. SOP SNAFU

They weren’t ‘kids’, though. The ringleader at Abu Ghraib, Charles Grainer, was north of 30 and an experienced prison guard when this happened. He wasn’t a kid, he was an asshole sadist who liked to hurt people, worse than many of the inmates he was supposed to guard.

116 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:34:45pm

Abu Ghraib was fucking brutality. Put another way, barbaric.

117 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:35:34pm

re: #114 BongCrodny

Too late.

Fashion jokes are different. Gay fashion jokes, if not ugly, are normally OK.

118 freetoken  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:36:20pm

re: #110 Killgore Trout


Barney Frank’s just pissed about mismatched handbags and shoes on the red carpet tonight.

I didn’t even pay attention to the even this year. I wonder if faux-leather is making a comeback? Supposedly pure, bright colors are in this Spring, which would be a much better turn that the faux-bling or tannish crap.

119 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:37:45pm

re: #115 Dark_Falcon

They weren’t ‘kids’, though. The ringleader at Abu Ghraib, Charles Grainer, was north of 30 and an experienced prison guard when this happened. He wasn’t a kid, he was an asshole sadist who liked to hurt people, worse than many of the inmates he was supposed to guard.

Guess I’m showing my age. Although I’m not really THAT old.

120 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:38:18pm

re: #118 freetoken

I wonder if faux-leather is making a comeback?

If so, I’m investing in a faux cow farm!

121 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:38:26pm

re: #118 freetoken

I didn’t even pay attention to the even this year. I wonder if faux-leather is making a comeback? Supposedly pure, bright colors are in this Spring, which would be a much better turn that the faux-bling or tannish crap.

See for yourself.

122 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:39:25pm
123 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:43:23pm

re: #122 Gus

I like this pic.

Image: article-2283932-1841783C000005DC-612_964x645.jpg

“Hold still, just like rehearsal. We’re recreating a real human moment here, your future endorsement deals depend on crap like this. Fake it until you feel it!”

124 freetoken  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:43:47pm

re: #121 Dark_Falcon

See for yourself.

Good grief, the Hollywood fashionistas have gone into an Edwardian revival.

125 freetoken  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:47:05pm

Next thing you know and all the men will be wearing top hats.

126 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:47:15pm

re: #123 Killgore Trout

“Hold still, just like rehearsal. We’re recreating a real human moment here, your future endorsement deals depend on crap like this. Fake it until you feel it!”

That’s cruel, Killgore. I like it.

127 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:47:21pm

re: #122 Gus

I like this pic.

Image: article-2283932-1841783C000005DC-612_964x645.jpg

I like this one
Image: article-2283932-1841531F000005DC-90_964x671.jpg
“click, I just tweeted yer boobies”

128 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:48:06pm

re: #125 freetoken

Next thing you know and all the men will be wearing top hats.

I’ll bet he does

Image: abelincoln2.jpg.CROP.article568-large.jpg

129 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:49:00pm

re: #125 freetoken

Next thing you know and all the men will be wearing top hats.

Keep it up and before you know it codpeices will be back in fashion.

130 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:50:08pm

Beards.

131 Killgore Trout  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:51:11pm

re: #130 Gus

Beards.

Monocles!

132 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:51:27pm
133 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:52:23pm

re: #131 Killgore Trout

Monocles!

Plop.

134 blueraven  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:53:49pm

FLOTUS!

wingnut freakout in 3..2..1

135 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:57:27pm

Argo?

136 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 8:59:48pm

re: #132 Gus

Very smart of Ms. Makki, using the Oscars to give the Shrieking Harpy the backhand.

137 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:02:03pm

re: #135 Gus

Argo?

speaking of which
Just saw it yesterday

138 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:05:14pm

re: #137 sattv4u2

speaking of which
Just saw it yesterday

Never hoid of it.

139 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:08:10pm

re: #138 Gus

Never hoid of it.

As they say in the movie

Argo F*** yourself!!

140 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:08:44pm
141 BongCrodny  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:09:24pm

Still don’t understand how you can have a Best Picture while ignoring the guy who made it.

142 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:11:29pm

2 of the 8 movies up for best picture had Moozlims! as the antagonist.

143 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:14:04pm

re: #140 Gus

Uh oh.

To quote Craig Ranapia:

“@TheOnion Not funny, guys. Really not funny.”

144 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:15:22pm

re: #141 BongCrodny

Still don’t understand how you can have a Best Picture while ignoring the guy who made it.

Ben Affleck is younger than Best Director winners tend to be. There is an element of ‘Geritocracy’ in that award.

145 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:17:46pm

re: #142 Gus

2 of the 8 movies up for best picture had Moozlims! as the antagonist.

And one of them won the award, too.

146 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:18:14pm

re: #145 Dark_Falcon

And one of them won the award, too.

Weird.

147 Thundermother(it will turn your head around)  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:18:47pm

re: #140 Gus

More info nobody actually cares about. I bartended with one of the two guys who started the Onion back in Madison. It was just a weekly paper back then.

He used to leave me all the change for my share of the tips. Seniority.

148 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:20:34pm

re: #146 Gus

Weird.

Argo was a excellent mid-budget movie, well liked by critics and a decent success at the box office. That’s the sort of film that has excellent Oscar potential.

149 blueraven  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:21:04pm

re: #140 Gus

Uh oh.

WTF? Way over the line and not funny at all. She is nine years old!

150 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:22:34pm

Django Unchained also won two Oscars:

Quentin Tarantino won for Best Original Screenplay, and Christopher Waltz for Best Supporting Actor for role as King Schultz in the movie.

151 freetoken  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:31:15pm

shhhh….

Secret climate report outlines global warming threat in S.C.

A team of state scientists has outlined serious concerns about the damage South Carolina will suffer from climate change — threats that include invading eels, dying salt marshes, flooded homes and increased diseases in the state’s wildlife.

But few people have seen the team’s study. The findings are outlined in a report on global warming that has been kept secret by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources for more than a year because agency officials say their “priorities have changed.”

[…]

“Scientists in all divisions of the DNR are concerned over the potential impacts of climate change on natural resources,” the draft report says.”DNR recognizes climate change as a real phenomenon, grounded in numerous scientific studies, and DNR recognizes that thoughtful and careful planning is needed in order to protect the natural resources of the Palmetto State and to benefit its citizens in the future.”
Team members left little doubt in the report that they believe rising global temperatures are linked to man-made pollution. That point is widely accepted in the scientific community. Data show sharp increases since the Industrial Revolution of pollutants, such as carbon dioxide, that cause global warming.

Some conservative politicians, however, have questioned the science and criticized efforts to curb greenhouse gases, fearing it will hurt industries by imposing unnecessary regulations.

Bob Perry, a DNR official and the climate report’s editor, said completing the study isn’t a major point of emphasis now that his agency is under new leadership.

“A lot of things have changed for the agency, and our priorities have changed,” Perry said.

[…]

152 wrenchwench  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:31:18pm
153 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:31:36pm
154 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:32:12pm

re: #153 Gus

[Link: i.huffpost.com…]

{sigh}

155 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:34:03pm

re: #154 sattv4u2

{sigh}

Seriously. Fucked up.

156 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:37:03pm

re: #155 Gus

Seriously. Fucked up.

I mean, there aren’t any words,, AND ,, worse of all, some of the posters DEFENDING it !!!

157 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:41:18pm

re: #156 sattv4u2

I mean, there aren’t any words,, AND ,, worse of all, some of the posters DEFENDING it !!!

So wrong.

158 blueraven  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:42:55pm

re: #157 Gus

So wrong.

I think the tweet has been deleted

159 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:43:31pm

re: #156 sattv4u2

I mean, there aren’t any words,, AND ,, worse of all, some of the posters DEFENDING it !!!

If you mean that Onion tweet, I agree that it is utterly indefensible. The Onion just burned all the good will they had with me on this one.

160 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:45:45pm

re: #158 blueraven

I think the tweet has been deleted

Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!

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

heh

161 freetoken  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:46:02pm

Meanwhile, over at the overtly racist WND, the editors run an intentionally inflammatory (and misleading) titled article by Ben Kinchlow (of 700 Club scam) called “Father of U.S. slavery was a black man”, which serves to open the door for every kind of stupid comment over there.

162 Thundermother(it will turn your head around)  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:48:15pm

re: #158 blueraven

Yup, but there were a couple good ‘fuck offs’ thrown their way while it was up. Always liked a well placed ‘fuck off’.

163 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:50:14pm

re: #158 blueraven

I think the tweet has been deleted

I saved it. Also just made a page.

164 sattv4u2  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:56:34pm

re: #162 Thundermother(it will turn your head around)

Yup, but there were a couple good ‘fuck offs’ thrown their way while it was up. Always liked a well placed ‘fuck off’.

Should be followed by a YOU’RE FIRED!

165 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 9:57:00pm
166 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:02:31pm

re: #161 freetoken

Turns out two of your favorite people were the belles of the ball at one of the Oscars afterparties.

167 wrenchwench  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:04:04pm

re: #165 Gus

Good page.

Two tags are misspelled.

168 TedStriker  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:09:37pm

re: #159 Dark_Falcon

If you mean that Onion tweet, I agree that it is utterly indefensible. The Onion just burned all the good will they had with me on this one.

Oh, come off it, D_F.

What would have been worse would have been if they didn’t delete it (and if they don’t apologize for it); the fact that it’s gone means that The Onion management doesn’t approve of that message. Of course, I also wonder if the account might have been compromised.

If the Twitter account wasn’t hacked and the tweeter hasn’t already lost their job over this, they should.

169 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:10:19pm

re: #167 wrenchwench

Good page.

Two tags are misspelled.

Fixed. I think.

170 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:14:40pm

re: #168 TedStriker

Oh, come off it, D_F.

What would have been worse would have been if they didn’t delete it (and if they don’t apologize for it); the fact that it’s gone means that The Onion management doesn’t approve of that message. Of course, I also wonder if the account might have been compromised.

If the Twitter account wasn’t hacked and the tweeter hasn’t already lost their job over this, they should.

If the account was hacked, then obviously that is a different story. But if so, then they should have put that information on the front page of their site and it is not there.

171 wrenchwench  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:15:37pm

re: #169 Gus

Fixed. I think.

Misogyny is a tough one. I could tell it was wrong, but had to check what I thought was right. There’s debate over whether it was racism too. Fucking rude might suffice.

172 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:15:41pm
173 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:18:28pm

re: #172 Gus

[Embedded content]

A very welcome Cuteness Break.

174 wrenchwench  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:20:36pm

Image: h9ADC52DF.jpg

Later, lizards.

175 blueraven  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:22:10pm

re: #169 Gus

Fixed. I think.

Thanks for paging this Gus. The Onion needs to be called out hard on this one. Not acceptable as satire or anything else. And to me, anyone excusing this because it is supposedly satire, plays into the hands of the likes of Rush Limbaugh and his defenders when they uses that crap of an excuse for dumping all over women.

I am glad they deleted it, but would like to see a sincere apology.

176 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:27:24pm

re: #175 blueraven

Thanks for paging this Gus. The Onion needs to be called out hard on this one. Not acceptable as satire or anything else. And to me, anyone excusing this because it is supposedly satire, plays into the hands of the likes of Rush Limbaugh and his defenders when they uses that crap of an excuse for dumping all over women.

I am glad they deleted it, but would like to see a sincere apology.

So crazy. People can be so mean. This is inexcusable.

177 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:31:55pm
178 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:39:15pm

re: #177 Gus

Psycho

Like Malkin’s personal site, ‘Twitchy’ does a fairly good job of keeping open racism off of its comments. But every now and again the mask slips, and the link you posted contained one such slip:

Randy C. Lindsey • an hour ago

Good to see Aunt Jemimah doing something useful for a change besides minding other folks’ business.

179 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:40:35pm

re: #178 Dark_Falcon

Like Malkin’s personal site, ‘Twitchy’ does a fairly good job of keeping open racism off of its comments. But every now and again the mask slips, and the link you posted contained one such slip:

And again:

alumin • an hour ago

It was intriguing to see Sasquatch in a dress at the Oscars…wonder if she’ll make an appearance at the Emmy awards for her show….Finding Bigfoot?

Nice commentators you’ve got, Ms. Malkin.

/spits

180 blueraven  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:40:58pm

re: #177 Gus


Yep psycho, and maybe a bit jealous as well!
Nobody cares about poor old Chuck!

181 blueraven  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:43:13pm

Ugh…enough ugliness for one night.

Goodnight all, sweet dreams if you can find them.

182 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:43:37pm

re: #180 blueraven

Yep psycho, and maybe a bit jealous as well!
Nobody cares about poor old Chuck!

183 Varek Raith  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:45:28pm

Who the hell is Chuck Woolery?

184 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:50:04pm

re: #183 Varek Raith

Who the hell is Chuck Woolery?

A hasbeen game show host.

185 Varek Raith  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:51:02pm

Oh, that guy!
Knew the face just not the name.
So, he’s a wingnut.

186 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:51:48pm

Goodnight, all.

187 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:53:55pm
188 Varek Raith  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:55:42pm

Oh, what did the Onion do?

189 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:57:11pm

re: #188 Varek Raith

Oh, what did the Onion do?

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

190 Varek Raith  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:58:08pm

re: #189 Gus

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

Yikes.

191 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 11:05:43pm

re: #190 Varek Raith

Yikes.

There are no words. The Onion needs to own up to this. We’re all still waiting.

192 Gus  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 11:38:09pm
193 Varek Raith  Sun, Feb 24, 2013 11:47:14pm

MOOOOON BASE WITH WHITE SLAVES AND LASER!

194 Mentis Fugit  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 12:09:27am

Has Upchuck Woolery been relevant at any time in this millennium?

And the Onion needs a glass rod of censure shoved down its journalistic cockhole then smacked with the clawhammer of public disapprobation. To put it in terms they might grok.

195 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 1:20:21am

To whomever wrote that Onion tweet.
Image: internet_punch_face.jpg

196 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 1:27:18am

re: #192 Gus

“my opinion, not based on any facts that I can present to you…”

says it all.

197 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 1:49:04am
198 Randall Gross  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:12:48am

Btw: for those wondering about the band name:

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

199 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:34:33am

LOL

200 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:44:42am

WHAT RIGHT-WING ANTI-SEMITISM?

201 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:45:32am

Of course this contradicts all TGDN claims that Pres. Obama is a MARXIST COMMUNIST SOCIALIST.

202 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:08:34am

LOL Just after he sends out a Tweet that Obama is controlled by Wall Street & TEH JUICE he send out this:

203 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:10:17am

re: #201 Vicious Babushka

Of course this contradicts all TGDN claims that Pres. Obama is a MARXIST COMMUNIST SOCIALIST.

And that his intent is to cripple Israel.

204 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:10:55am

God, would it kill the wingnuts to at least be consistent?!?!

205 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:11:31am

re: #202 Vicious Babushka

LOL Just after he sends out a Tweet that Obama is controlled by Wall Street & TEH JUICE he send out this:

LOL, so many villains, so little time.

206 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:13:04am

re: #204 Varek Raith

God, would it kill the wingnuts to at least be consistent?!?!

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” — George Washington Ralph Waldo Emerson! I Googled it to make sure.

207 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:13:52am

re: #204 Varek Raith

God, would it kill the wingnuts to at least be consistent?!?!

They’re consistent in their fear, bigotry, and hatred.

208 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:14:20am

re: #207 CuriousLurker

They’re consistent in their fear, bigotry, and hatred.

They are consistent in their OBAMAHATE.

209 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:17:43am

Hey Sparky, AT LEAST HE PAID TAXES.

210 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:22:50am

re: #208 Vicious Babushka

BTW, you know that quote about the chicken crowing like a rooster? The only reference I could find was in some obscure book (via Google Books) about the early 20th century Jewish Labour Movement. It claimed that it was a product of Eastern European Jewish culture.

211 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:26:33am

I had pizza for breakfast.
#Benghazi #tgdn #tcot

212 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:28:01am

re: #210 CuriousLurker

BTW, you know that quote about the chicken crowing like a rooster? The only reference I could find was in some obscure book (via Google Books) about the early 20th century Jewish Labour Movement. It claimed that it was a product of Eastern European Jewish culture.

It is NOT a “traditional folk saying.” What you’re saying is “The Forward” (which was founded by early 20th Century socialists) made it up and then quoted themselves as a reference.

213 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:30:24am

WHAT RIGHT-WING RACISM?

214 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:31:02am

TGDN is totally umgebroyzelt that FLOTUS showed up at the Oscars to present Best Picture. They are beside themselves with FLOTUSHATE.

215 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:31:19am

re: #211 Varek Raith

I had pizza for breakfast.
#Benghazi #tgdn #tcot

#Fascist!!11!

216 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:31:50am

umgebroyzelt

*Jots that down*

217 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:33:10am

re: #212 Vicious Babushka

It is NOT a “traditional folk saying.” What you’re saying is “The Forward” (which was founded by early 20th Century socialists) made it up and then quoted themselves as a reference.

Ah, now the pieces fall into place.

218 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:33:54am

re: #216 Varek Raith

umgebroyzelt

*Jots that down*

Yiddish word for “frothing in rage”

219 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:40:42am

re: #211 Varek Raith

I had pizza for breakfast.
#Benghazi #tgdn #tcot

Next time try one of these for breakfast:
18 Microwave Snacks You Can Cook In A Mug

220 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:44:01am

re: #214 Vicious Babushka

TGDN is totally umgebroyzelt that FLOTUS showed up at the Oscars to present Best Picture. They are beside themselves with FLOTUSHATE.

221 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:45:38am
222 Mattand  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:06:14am

re: #221 Lidane

223 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:15:58am

Ah, the Oscars. A long time ago and a galaxy far far away I once thought about writing a screenplay or original story that got turned into a blockbuster and would then have to do the red carpet rounds. Still have that idea brewing, but the show itself hasn’t done it for me in years.

It was on because the Mrs. wanted to see the dresses and the winners. I would have preferred (and did end up watching) a significant chunk of a Dr. Who special on BBC America.

The Academy Awards show itself has been barely watchable for years. MacFarlane hosting wasn’t going to change that and how good or bad he was I think depended on whether you got his humor or not. Then again, it really isn’t his fault.

It’s the format.

The producers have a scheme and they adhere to it. Monologue that usually goes on for too long, way too many uninspired bits, and then they chop off the one part that has any chance for spontaneity - the winners’ speeches.

If the winner goes long, they get drowned out by music. I will give the producers credit for swapping out the usual morose music to drown out the winners if they go long with the infamous music from Jaws. Only place to go from there is the hook from stage left literally pulling them off stage.

Even with all that looming, they still ran long. I don’t get that.

And that supposed big treatment of 007? Lame. They even managed to take two of the best singers to do 007 themes and wasted them. Adele and Bassey could have belted out one heck of a duet riffing on any number of songs in the 007 catalog, but instead it was a static thing. How inspired was that?

The kerfuffle over FLOTUS giving out the Best Picture award? Much ado about nothing. No real need for her involvement, but didn’t hurt things either.

Seems that the biggest takeaway from the night is that TheOnion nuked itself (with no fridge) with its totally uncalled for and vile comment about Quvenzhané Wallis.

224 Flounder  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:20:14am

I was watching the Dr. Who special as well, I loved the Cybermen, and all of the campy props. I realized that this was shot when people had 13” black and white screens?! I thought the actors were going to bump into the camera.

225 Mattand  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:20:44am

Just saw the Onion tweet everyone is talking about. Wow. I’m guilty of often putting my foot in my mouth, but man; that’s wrong.

I was debating about tweeting this at them:

@TheOnion Just saw your Quvenzhané Wallis tweet @ [Link: bit.ly…] Who’s your next deserving target? Sandy Hook Elementary? Assholes.

It’ll probably get deleted, and if they haven’t apologized by now, they’re not going to.

I might just send them the bit.ly link to the LGF page with a reminder that the Internet is forever.

EDIT: Still can’t get over this. It takes a lot of effort to make 4chan look like a bastion of maturity.

226 Flounder  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:22:53am

I have never heard of Heino
[Link: www.guardian.co.uk…]
My two Pennies, he is a nazi. (Inglorious Basterds pronunciation)

227 Flounder  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:25:08am

Honey Boo Boo is going abroad
[Link: www.nypost.com…]

How do you put foreign subtitles on a show that already includes subtitles (to explain Alana’s sayings like “A dolla makes me holla!”)?

228 Flounder  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:33:49am

Some fans got hurt at Nascar as #32 went into the net
[Link: www.nypost.com…]

229 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:34:11am
230 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:34:46am

TGDN pulling “facts” out of their ass since forever.

231 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:39:30am

re: #230 Vicious Babushka

Christ, they could have shot for a more believable number, like 72% maybe?

232 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:39:59am

re: #231 geoffm33

Not that it’s believable at 72%, but it’s unbelievable at 93%.

233 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:41:16am

re: #230 Vicious Babushka

98%* of statistics on TGDN are bogus.

*Actual number may be higher.

234 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:43:03am

re: #233 lawhawk

98%* of statistics on TGDN are bogus.

*Actual number may be higher.

Kent: Mr. Simpson, how do you respond to the charges that petty vandalism such as graffiti is down eighty percent, while heavy sack-beatings are up a shocking nine hundred percent?

Homer: Aw, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. Forfty percent of all people know that.

LOL, Edited to add the following line in the scene:

Kent: I see. Well, what do you say to the accusation that your group has been causing more crimes than it’s been preventing?

Homer: [amused] Oh, Kent, I’d be lying if I said my men weren’t committing crimes.

235 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:44:06am

re: #230 Vicious Babushka

TGDN pulling “facts” out of their ass since forever.

What is the “fact”? My institution blocks twitter so I can’t access the link….

236 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:45:47am

re: #235 Dr. Matt

What is the “fact”? My institution blocks twitter so I can’t access the link….

“93% of all felonies including murder and violent assault are committed by registered Democrats.”

237 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:48:08am

re: #236 Vicious Babushka

“93% of all felonies including murder and violent assault are committed by registered Democrats.”

Good god, I think I lost 6 IQ points from just reading that.

238 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:52:58am

re: #230 Vicious Babushka

TGDN pulling “facts” out of their ass since forever.

LOL, yeah, ‘cause everyone knows how meticulous violent felons are about declaring their party affiliation when registering to vote.

239 Political Atheist  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:53:11am

Did somebody graft a lemon with The Onion? Epic fail. The whole Oscar thing really sucks over there.

240 William Barnett-Lewis  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:56:16am

You know, I try sometimes to argue that gun people aren’t just overcompensating in certain ways. Then you see something like this Freudian masterpiece …

Image: glock_100_round_magazine-tfb.jpg

Oy…

242 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:58:49am

re: #240 William Barnett-Lewis

You know, I try sometimes to argue that gun people aren’t just overcompensating in certain ways. Then you see something like this Freudian masterpiece …

Image: glock_100_round_magazine-tfb.jpg

Oy…

For fuck sake, how could anyone aim a pistol with any sort of accuracy when your ammo feed weighs 10x more than the firearm!?

243 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:04:11am

re: #240 William Barnett-Lewis

You know, I try sometimes to argue that gun people aren’t just overcompensating in certain ways. Then you see something like this Freudian masterpiece …

Image: glock_100_round_magazine-tfb.jpg

Oy…

Nothing screams “compensation” more than something that looks like a pair of balls hanging out of your phallic defender of freedom.

244 darthstar  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:14:39am

re: #243 Ghost of Tom Joad

Nothing screams “compensation” more than something that looks like a pair of balls hanging out of your phallic defender of freedom.

You should see what it looks like when you have it holstered around your hips.

245 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:15:01am

re: #241 Dr. Matt

The Onion deletes offensive tweet about child Oscar nominee

On the Internet, everything can be for forever. They are never going to live that down, no matter how and when they deleted it.

246 darthstar  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:15:22am

Mornin’ everyone…is that a 100 round clip in your pants or are you just glad to see me?

247 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:16:20am

re: #244 darthstar

There’s compensation, and then there’s overcompensation. Take Tom Savini for instance:

248 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:19:11am

re: #244 darthstar

You should see what it looks like when you have it holstered around your hips.

Like a pair of Trucknutz©, only for your person!

249 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:19:53am

re: #245 lawhawk

On the Internet, everything can be for forever. They are never going to live that down, no matter how and when they deleted it.

AFAIC deleting it means squat if not followed by a sincere & profuse apology. Their silence is deafening. They’ve already let it fester for far too many hours—it may not ruin them, but it’s sure as hell gonna leave a nasty mark.

250 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:21:52am

re: #249 CuriousLurker

AFAIC deleting it means squat if not followed by a sincere & profuse apology. Their silence is deafening. They’ve already let it fester for far too many hours—it may not ruin them, but it’s sure as hell gonna leave a nasty mark.

As The Onion made a statement yet?

251 Sionainn  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:22:11am

They actually have comments open on the Fox story on the main page about Michelle Obama’s appearance at the Oscars. Not too many yet, but there should be lots of racism, misogyny, and overall crassness. Wonder how long it’ll be before Fox shuts it down again.

252 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:24:07am

re: #250 Vicious Babushka

As The Onion made a statement yet?

I don’t know. I unfollowed them as soon as I read this Page, and I’m too pissed at them to go to their site. I imagine someone will let us know either here or via Twitter if they do.

253 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:25:11am

re: #249 CuriousLurker

AFAIC deleting it means squat if not followed by a sincere & profuse apology. Their silence is deafening. They’ve already let it fester for far too many hours—it may not ruin them, but it’s sure as hell gonna leave a nasty mark.

They’re all huddled in a room somewhere trying to figure out the best way to get into CYA mode. They’d be better off owning up to it, sending out an official apology, and then doing everything in their power to apologize to that beautiful young lady and make amends. Make whoever did it fly out to make a personal apology, then have to personally escort her around Disney for 2 weeks.

254 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:27:55am

re: #252 CuriousLurker

I don’t know. I unfollowed them as soon as I read this Page, and I’m too pissed at them to go to their site. I imagine someone will let us know either here or via Twitter if they do.

I already know their excuse: THE PERSON WHO MADE THAT TWEET WAS SO FUCKING DRUNK

255 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:31:29am

re: #253 Ghost of Tom Joad

They’re all huddled in a room somewhere trying to figure out the best way to get into CYA mode. They’d be better off owning up to it, sending out an official apology, and then doing everything in their power to apologize to that beautiful young lady and make amends. Make whoever did it fly out to make a personal apology, then have to personally escort her around Disney for 2 weeks.

Exactly. Any reputable social media PR firm would’ve told them to get on top of it and issue an apology ASAP and leave the CYA for later. The longer they remain silent, the worse the fallout is going to be. Internet hours are like frigging days in real life.

256 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:32:00am

Good morning lizards!

Oh the Onion….what assholes. Not for just for posting that garbage but not even apologizing? I’m not going to visit their website ever again. I don’t care how funny anything is going forward.

257 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:32:24am

re: #255 CuriousLurker

Exactly. Any reputable social media PR firm would’ve told them to get on top of it and issue an apology ASAP and leave the CYA for later. The longer they remain silent, the worse the fallout is going to be. Internet hours are like frigging days in real life.

Maybe the drunk person is higher up on the food chain than we can imagine, and is still sleeping it off.

258 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:32:24am

re: #254 Vicious Babushka

I already know their excuse: THE PERSON WHO MADE THAT TWEET WAS SO FUCKING DRUNK

It’ll never fly thanks to their continued silence.

259 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:32:35am

re: #206 Vicious Babushka

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” — George Washington Ralph Waldo Emerson! I Googled it to make sure.

Washington wasn’t worried about hobgoblins, the gnolls were much more of a local threat at the time.
;)

260 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:32:37am

re: #254 Vicious Babushka

I already know their excuse: THE PERSON WHO MADE THAT TWEET WAS SO FUCKING DRUNK

I have two thoughts on why there hasn’t yet been an apology:

1) The person that tweeted the c-bomb is a higher-up in the company and not easily left out to dry/fired.

2) They are fucking clueless idiots.

261 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:33:22am

re: #260 geoffm33

I have two thoughts on why there hasn’t yet been an apology:

1) The person that tweeted the c-bomb is a higher-up in the company and not easily left out to dry/fired.

2) They are fucking clueless idiots.

WHO TIED OUR BRAINS TOGETHER?

262 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:34:01am

re: #261 Vicious Babushka

WHO TIED OUR BRAINS TOGETHER?

I know, right! Was about to say the same thing (at the same time) shit would have gotten real weird then.

263 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:34:30am

re: #260 geoffm33

I have two thoughts on why there hasn’t yet been an apology:

1) The person that tweeted the c-bomb is a higher-up in the company and not easily left out to dry/fired.

2) They are fucking clueless idiots.

Or a combo of all three: Clueless idiot of a higher-up gets drunk and tweets filth.

264 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:36:12am

Oh wow…looks like the Onion wasn’t alone in sheer misogynist douchebaggery:

(Disclaimer: I did not watch the Oscars nor read tweets while it was going on. Looks like there were several lose-all-faith-in-humanity moments that I missed)

265 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:36:17am

re: #260 geoffm33

I would think that they don’t give access to their account to just anybody. I mean, if it was just some low-level paper shuffler in the mail room, their ass would already be mowed.

266 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:37:56am

re: #264 Interesting Times

Oh wow…looks like the Onion wasn’t alone in sheer misogynist douchebaggery:

(Disclaimer: I did not watch the Oscars nor read tweets while it was going on. Looks like there were several lose-all-faith-in-humanity moments that I missed)

Yeah, I didn’t watch either, but I read about the other douchebaggery when reading about the Onion tweet. I’m glad I missed seeing it.

267 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:38:17am

Seth MacFarlane is a classless moron, but all of his lame, tasteless jokes are totally forgotten by the Onion fail.

Maybe that was going on in the alcohol/drug-addled brain of the Onion Tweeter: upstage Seth MacFarlane AT ALL COSTS.

268 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:39:56am

re: #263 CuriousLurker

WE WUZ HACKED!!!

Waiting for that one too.

269 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:40:18am

Hmm, “Sparky Greg” is tweeting his usual Obama SSN bullshit tweets from the backup account, looks like his main account is back in the Gulag.

270 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:40:28am

Ha:

271 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:41:13am

I was just over at the cesspool HuffPo and would you believe there are actually people over there defending the Onion? Here’s a sample…

xstevejx
Crude, but it’s The Onion! If you think they were seriously demeaning a 9yo girl, then you need your head checked.

Walden2013
Satire, people. Grow up.

tndallasBecome
Once you (or your parents) willingly put youself in the spotlight, you become material for satire. End of story.

Glad2BFreeBecome
Typical over-the-top Onion humor. If anyone is shocked by this, they’ve never actually read their work. Take a deep breath, people. Just a joke.

Hey, it’s just a joke!
//

272 Sionainn  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:41:15am

Latest tweet by The Onion:

273 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:42:03am
274 dragonath  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:46:08am

re: #200 Vicious Babushka

WHAT RIGHT-WING ANTI-SEMITISM?

WTF. That picture looks like something that Charles Coughlin would publish.

275 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:47:34am

re: #272 Sionainn

Latest tweet by The Onion:

Heh, love the reply. I guess they haven’t apologized yet.

BTW, has anyone else noticed the weird timestamps on the pasted tweets? Looks like they’re being translated into GMT.

276 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:48:21am

re: #274 dragonath

WTF. That picture looks like something that Charles Coughlin would publish.

It does look like it was Photoshopped from some 1930’s anti-Semitic graphic.

277 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:48:46am

re: #267 Vicious Babushka

Oh, I don’t know. I thought some of his jokes were crass, but at the end of the day, it’s Seth MacFarlane. It’s like being shocked or offended by South Park for making a tasteless joke.

Personally, I loved his Lincoln joke, and his recovery line when people reacted. And his dig at the Academy for snubbing Ben Affleck was good, too. But the highlight for me was his introduction of Meryl Streep. The rest I could take or leave, which is par for the course with his humor for me. With Family Guy there might be a couple of good lines here and there but most episodes barely get a chuckle from me. This was no different.

278 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:50:02am
279 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:50:18am

re: #265 Ghost of Tom Joad

I would think that they don’t give access to their account to just anybody. I mean, if it was just some low-level paper shuffler in the mail room, their ass would already be mowed.

I was thinking more along the lines of a social media manager, either in-house or a firm, that got a little high on stupid.

280 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:50:51am

re: #278 Interesting Times

FAIL.

281 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:51:41am

re: #279 geoffm33

I was thinking more along the lines of a social media manager, either in-house or a firm, that got a little high on chemical compounds that make you stupid.

ftfy

282 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:55:06am

US Embassy in Israel orders staff to avoid West Bank

The US Embassy in Tel Aviv issued a travel advisory to its staff informing them that is has temporarily suspended all business-related visits to the West Bank due to security concerns.

The advisory, which was posted on the embassy’s webpage, urged staffers to exercise caution in their dealings in the area pending further notice.

283 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:55:51am

re: #270 Interesting Times

Chiggy Killer is right on target with that one.

284 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:55:58am

re: #279 geoffm33

I was thinking more along the lines of a social media manager, either in-house or a firm, that got a little high on stupid.

I would guess they’re in-house. The Onion is large enough to do their own social media strategy.

285 Flounder  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:57:14am

All the beautiful people!
[Link: www.nypost.com…]
Anne Hathaway turned heads with her dress, but I don’t see what they are seeing. I see the seams. Boys will be boys I guess.

286 Political Atheist  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:57:48am

re: #240 William Barnett-Lewis

You know, I try sometimes to argue that gun people aren’t just overcompensating in certain ways. Then you see something like this Freudian masterpiece …

Image: glock_100_round_magazine-tfb.jpg

Oy…

“Now with not just one but TWO bottles of our special lubricant”

287 darthstar  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:00:05am

So the Onion said something offensive? That’s news. Yes, using the c-word to describe a 9 year old is wrong, even in jest. If this requires some kind of internet payback, go after the Onion’s advertisers. It’s what we do to assholes like Rush Limbaugh.

Anything less is simply internet noise they’re willing to listen to for three days until it goes away.

288 Flounder  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:00:46am

There were probably a million dollars worth of shoes at the Oscars, do ya think I could find any pics?!

289 dragonath  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:03:17am

You suck too, Fox.

The Onion comes under fire after it posts vulgar tweet about Quvenzhane Wallis
Fox News ‎- 1 hour ago
The satirical website called the 9-year-old Oscar nominee a c*nt.

290 darthstar  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:04:15am

re: #240 wlewisiii

You know, I try sometimes to argue that gun people aren’t just overcompensating in certain ways. Then you see something like this Freudian masterpiece …

Image: glock_100_round_magazine-tfb.jpg

Oy…

One of the bad guys in the latest James Bond movie uses one of those clips in one scene…he probably fired 20 or 30 rounds (on full auto) before his arm gave out and the next time he’s firing he’s got a normal sized clip.

291 darthstar  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:05:25am

re: #288 Flounder

There were probably a million dollars worth of shoes at the Oscars, do ya think I could find any pics?!

This year, everyone wore crocs.

292 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:10:54am

re: #240 William Barnett-Lewis

You know, I try sometimes to argue that gun people aren’t just overcompensating in certain ways. Then you see something like this Freudian masterpiece …

Image: glock_100_round_magazine-tfb.jpg

Oy…

Behold!
The CockMag!
/

293 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:11:14am

Iran Calls Oscar For Argo an Add For CIA and Zionist Plot

Iran has dismissed the awarding of an Oscar to the film Argo as an “advertisement for the CIA” and a Zionist plot to misrepresent an event arising from the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
The Washington Post quoted Fars News as writing:

“In a rare occasion in Oscar history, the First Lady announced the winner for Best Picture for the anti-Iran Film ‘Argo,’ which is produced by the Zionist company Warner Bros.”

The Associated Press wrote that while Argo was not being shown in Iranian cinemas, bootleg DVD copies had created a buzz, with discussion divided along generational lines.

The film — depicting the escape of American Embassy staff from Tehran during the hostage crisis — has been roundly criticized by Iranians who took part in the Revolution, while those too young to recall events first-hand take a different view, the AP wrote.

The AP quoted Tehran City Council member Masoomeh Ebtekar — one of the students who occupied the US Embassy in which 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days — as saying Argo exaggerated the violence during the storming of the compound.

294 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:12:13am
295 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:12:37am

re: #293 NJDhockeyfan

Iran Calls Oscar For Argo an Add For CIA and Zionist Plot

Srsly, water is wet, bears crap in the woods, yada yada.

296 darthstar  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:15:04am

re: #293 NJDhockeyfan

Iran Calls Oscar For Argo an Add For CIA and Zionist Plot

This creates a bit of a quandary for wingnuts…who do they hate more? Iran or President Obama? On the one hand you have radical Islamists who want to destroy America, and on the other hand you have FUCKING IRAN!!!
/-half

297 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:15:20am

House GOP In A Bind On Violence Against Women Act

Once again, House Republicans are in a predicament on the Violence Against Women Act. The legislation, aimed at combating domestic abuse, is political dynamite with women voters, and for that reason GOP leaders desperately want the issue off the table. But they can’t figure out how to make that happen now any more than they could last year, during an election.

House GOP leaders find themselves unable to appease simultaneously House conservatives and advocates against domestic violence. The two factions are at an impasse on new protections for gays, illegal immigrants and Native American women who suffer from domestic abuse. Anything that placates one side seems to aggravate the other. The legislation House Republicans unveiled Friday came after weeks of trying to resolve that tension, but fell short of the goal.

298 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:18:36am

re: #297 Varek Raith

House GOP In A Bind On Violence Against Women Act

Dear GOP,

This is what happens when you spend 40+ years openly courting bigots, mouth-breathers, and the ignorant, and electing them to national office.

You created this problem. You deal with the fallout.

No love,
Me

299 darthstar  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:19:26am

re: #297 Varek Raith

House GOP In A Bind On Violence Against Women Act

Bring it to a vote…upperdown. Don’t talk about it, just fucking do it. Problem solved.

300 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:20:29am

Ironic how the monster they created is now biting them in the ass.

301 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:22:12am

And not just this monster.
Up next is the anti science monster.

302 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:22:36am

re: #299 darthstar

Bring it to a vote…upperdown. Don’t talk about it, just fucking do it. Problem solved.

The House leadership desperately wants to avoid going on the record on a party-line vote against the Violence Against Women Act. They know it will kill them with women voters in 2014.

An up or down vote on VAWA in the House would mean it gets defeated because of the gibbering morons in the House GOP caucus. That would give the Dems and the Obama administration a hell of an albatross to hang around their necks.

303 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:23:16am

re: #302 Lidane

The House leadership desperately wants to avoid going on the record on a party-line vote against the Violence Against Women Act. They know it will kill them with women voters in 2014.

Like they have a chance to begin with.

304 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:23:31am

Also, more than 12 hours now and still no word from the Onion.

I should point out they are getting hammered over that tweet on their Facebook page too.

305 aagcobb  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:24:05am

re: #299 darthstar

Bring it to a vote…upperdown. Don’t talk about it, just fucking do it. Problem solved.

But, but, the Hastert Rule!

306 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:24:11am

re: #301 Varek Raith

And not just this monster.
Up next is the anti science monster.

Derp Kaiju.

307 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:24:27am

re: #303 Eclectic Cyborg

Like they have a chance to begin with.

There are still conservative/Republican women, and many of them see the value of VAWA. It would hurt the GOP with their own female voters if they were perceived as the pro-domestic violence party.

308 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:24:41am

re: #302 Lidane

The House leadership desperately wants to avoid going on the record on a party-line vote against the Violence Against Women Act. They know it will kill them with women voters in 2014.

An up or down vote on VAWA in the House would mean it gets defeated because of the gibbering morons in the House GOP caucus. That would give the Dems and the Obama administration a hell of an albatross to hang around their necks.

Ah, the classic clusterfuck.
Way too go, GOP!

309 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:26:15am

John Kerry invents country of Kyrzakhstan

In an embarrassing slip of the tongue, Mr Kerry last week praised US diplomats working to secure “democratic institutions” in the Central Asian country, which does not exist.

The newly minted diplomat was referring to Kyrgyzstan, a poor, landlocked nation of 5.5 million, which he appeared to confuse with its resource-rich neighbour to the north, Kazakhstan.

…Mr Kerry is not the first top US official to be left tongue-tied by post-Soviet geography, much of which was split up into a myriad “-stan” countries following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

In August 2008, then-President George W Bush mixed up Russia and its tiny southern neighbour Georgia, which were then at war, when he warned against possible efforts to depose “Russia’s duly elected government.”

Heh.

310 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:27:11am

Anti-Piracy copyright alert system rolling out this week

The CAS program will identify users who appear to be involved in illegal peer-to-peer (p2p) file-sharing. It’s been dubbed Six Strikes because users believed to be sharing these copyrighted files will receive up to six alerts that increase in their degree of seriousness.

The CCI says the process begins with two Educational Alerts, followed by two “Acknowledgement” Alerts that require a response from the Subscriber, and two “Mitigation” Alerts that impose what the group calls “minor consequences to emphasize the seriousness of the problem.”

While it says the enforcement actions will vary from case to case, the CCI gives the following examples of “Mitigation” measures that could be taken:

A temporary reduction of Internet speed;
Redirection to a landing page until the primary account holder of your account contacts your ISP;
Redirection to a landing page where the primary account holder must review and respond to educational information.

311 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:27:19am

re: #309 NJDhockeyfan

Uzbeki-beki-beki-stan!

312 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:27:26am

Nuculaar.

313 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:28:44am

re: #309 NJDhockeyfan

How do you feel about the VAWA?

314 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:29:49am

Maybe if we renamed VAWA to the Women’s Patriotic Defense act it might catch on with the GOP?

315 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:30:08am

re: #299 darthstar

Doing so would further destroy the so-called Hastert rule that requires a majority of a majority to bring an action to the floor.

Boehner’s already waived it a couple of times to get Sandy aid done, but if he keeps doing it, he’s all but scuttling that particular rule and it’s limitation on keeping the GOP caucus in line. It also shows the lengths to which Boehner has to go to get even ordinary business done. He’s had no choice but to cut deals with Democrats because he can’t get the nuttiest GOPers to get on board with what would otherwise be sensible legislation.

The TP wing of the GOP has totally embraced its inner hategasm and will block any and all legislation because they think it brings benefit to them politically, which defies all logic, reasoning, and even polling.

But this is the same TP that thought they had the 2012 election in the bag and that the polls were skewed to favor the Democrats.

Some pundits have argued that the GOP has to let the TP get its hategasm out of the way before moving on to really deal with the issues.

They’re missing the boat - and the bigger picture. To the TP, there is no moving on because they can’t tolerate Obama in the WH and any policies he might bring to the table, even when they’re repackaged GOP ideas (see: mandate, individual).

Extending legislation that had no rationale for lapsing in the first place becomes a battleground.

Extending the debt limit to match the already agreed upon appropriations becomes a huge mess and affects the credit worthiness of the nation, the borrowing capabilities of the states and localities, and inserts crazy amounts of uncertainty into the system.

But this is a crazy-stupid GOP that can’t even realize that Obama gave them a huge win on taxes when making permanent the Bush tax cuts on all but the richest percentage of the population, permanently shifting the tax argument and appropriate rates down.

The GOP is all or nothing, and seek scorched earth where they can’t get all of what they want.

316 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:30:11am

re: #278 Interesting Times

Wow, their phone tree really does say that. Check it out (it’s around 00:30).

That is SO going to make things worse.

317 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:30:31am

re: #314 Eclectic Cyborg

Maybe if we renamed VAWA to the Women’s Patriotic Defense act it might catch on with the GOP?

Have to add in something about them being allowed to carry weapons or some shit. That would really fuck with their heads.

319 Kronocide  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:33:33am

re: #313 Varek Raith

How do you feel about the VAWA?

LALALALA

Fake but accurate.

320 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:33:52am

re: #316 CuriousLurker

Well Carnival Cruises and The Onion have something in common. They’re both full of shit.

321 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:34:29am

You know it’s really sad it’s even come to this in the first place. I mean think about this, we have one of the two major political parties struggling to come to an agreement to pass a law that will PROTECT WOMEN FROM VIOLENCE.

How did this even become a question??

322 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:34:52am

re: #320 lawhawk

Well Carnival Cruises and The Onion have something in common. They’re both full of shit.

QFT! LOL

323 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:35:02am

re: #316 CuriousLurker

Wow, their phone tree really does say that. Check it out (it’s around 00:30).

That is SO going to make things worse.

When your first avenue of defense is immediately doing the Constitutional Godwin (as in any argument about speech or guns will always lead to a quotation of an amendment), you’ve lost your argument.

324 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:35:29am

re: #316 CuriousLurker

Wow, their phone tree really does say that. Check it out (it’s around 00:30).

That is SO going to make things worse.

They are totally being assholes about this. I’m going to guess there are no females or people of color who make critical decisions for this org.

325 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:35:42am

re: #320 lawhawk

Well Carnival Cruises and The Onion have something in common. They’re both full of shit.

WIN

326 dragonath  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:35:59am

re: #312 Varek Raith

Hah. Even Jimmy Carter couldn’t say that right, and he was a nuclear engineer!

BTW, there’s a wingnut hit piece on Carter’s nuclear expertise that is #1 on the Google search- complete with “well, my friend who served with him…” insights

Grr

327 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:36:12am

re: #320 lawhawk

Well Carnival Cruises and The Onion have something in common. They’re both full of shit.

You must tweet that.

328 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:37:14am

re: #324 Vicious Babushka

They are totally being assholes about this. I’m going to guess there are no females or people of color who make critical decisions for this org.

It’s not a new thing on their phone tree, it’s what’s always been there. I think what they did is totally reprehensible but it hasn’t even been 24 hours yet.

329 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:37:30am

re: #321 Eclectic Cyborg

How did this even become a question??

Because black POTUS. That’s how.

330 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:37:55am

re: #323 Ghost of Tom Joad

When your first avenue of defense is immediately doing the Constitutional Godwin (as in any argument about speech or guns will always lead to a quotation of an amendment), you’ve lost your argument.

Well I believe generally speaking parody and satire are considered protected under the 1st amendment. I’m guessing that’s what the Onion means by their message. Still tacky though.

331 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:38:03am

re: #327 Interesting Times

Done. And Done.

332 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:38:27am
333 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:38:39am

re: #321 Eclectic Cyborg

You know it’s really sad it’s even come to this in the first place. I mean think about this, we have one of the two major political parties struggling to come to an agreement to pass a law that will PROTECT WOMEN FROM VIOLENCE.

How did this even become a question??

(1) Native women aren’t REAL MURICANS

(2) All problems are solved by women packing a pistol at all times.

334 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:39:54am

re: #333 The Ghost of a Flea

(1) Native women aren’t REAL MURICANS

(2) All problems are solved by women packing a pistol at all times.

Of course not! Them wimmins need assault rifles to protect dey selves!

335 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:40:45am
336 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:41:07am

re: #328 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

It’s not a new thing on their phone tree, it’s what’s always been there. I think what they did is totally reprehensible but it hasn’t even been 24 hours yet.

Yeah, but internet hours are like days in RL. If they had any sense they’d have been on it within the first hour after deleting the tweet.

337 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:41:13am

Stay classy, TGDN.

338 Bear  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:41:31am

re: #333 The Ghost of a Flea

Any one remember the song Pistol Packing Mama?

339 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:42:16am
340 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:42:28am

re: #240 William Barnett-Lewis

You know, I try sometimes to argue that gun people aren’t just overcompensating in certain ways. Then you see something like this Freudian masterpiece …

Image: glock_100_round_magazine-tfb.jpg

Oy…

Hmm. On the serious side of things is there any data on how well a Glock handles having 100 rounds fired through it in rapid order without any time off to cool while a clip is changed?

Not to mention some well-designed tolerances for the springs in that. Magazine design is not not something slapped together - you need sufficient tension to push the rounds up without so much that it causes jams due to too much pressure.

341 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:42:47am

re: #336 CuriousLurker

Yeah, but internet hours are like days in RL. If they had any sense they’d have been on it within the first hour after deleting the tweet.

I’m not saying it’s not a bad thing and it’s not a fuckup, but it’s not part of a pattern of behavior the way it was with Rush or anything. I hope they’re apologize, but it’s not like this is their standard fare.

342 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:42:56am

re: #337 Vicious Babushka

Stay classy, TGDN.

Scum.

343 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:43:29am

re: #342 CuriousLurker

Scum.

Don’t insult scum.

344 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:44:18am

re: #336 CuriousLurker

Yeah, but internet hours are like days in RL. If they had any sense they’d have been on it within the first hour after deleting the tweet.

Scotty can fix a damaged warp drive faster than the Onion can get on top of this situation.
//

345 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:44:21am
346 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:45:15am

re: #345 Lidane

What do they say? theonion is blocked here. (It’s going to be blocked at home too, from now on.)

347 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:45:50am

re: #346 Vicious Babushka

Here’s the text of the letter:

Feb. 25, 2013

Dear Readers,

On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It was crude and offensive—not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting.

No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire.

The tweet was taken down within an hour of publication. We have instituted new and tighter Twitter procedures to ensure that this kind of mistake does not occur again.

In addition, we are taking immediate steps to discipline those individuals responsible.

Miss Wallis, you are young and talented and deserve better. All of us at The Onion are deeply sorry.

Sincerely,

Steve Hannah
CEO
The Onion

348 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:47:06am

re: #347 Lidane

That’s a full and appropriate apology. Issued within the day of the offense. Very few places or people are capable of simple, straightforward apology.

349 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:47:17am

re: #310 Eclectic Cyborg

so basically if you use p2p you will get these notices regardless of what you are actually sharing.

350 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:47:29am

re: #341 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I’m not saying it’s not a bad thing and it’s not a fuckup, but it’s not part of a pattern of behavior the way it was with Rush or anything. I hope they’re apologize, but it’s not like this is their standard fare.

I know, but it’s not as if they’re new to the internet, hell they’re a product of it. I’m just saying that they should know better. If they want to stand by what they said based on the 1st, then why delete the tweet? Deleting it meant they knew it was a screw-up, yet they remain silent. It’s stupid.

351 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:48:08am

re: #350 CuriousLurker

I really don’t find a less-than-24-hour turnaround to be slow, even in the internet age.

352 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:49:43am

re: #351 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I really don’t find a less-than-24-hour turnaround to be slow, even in the internet age.

You’re probably in the minority there:

353 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:49:59am

re: #345 Lidane

Wow,there are a lot of people on there bashing the Onion for bothering to apologize.

354 iossarian  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:52:30am

Not sure about this:

No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire.

I retain the right to refer to John Boehner as a bright orange penis, whether that’s “masquerading as satire” or not.

355 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:52:52am

re: #353 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow,there are a lot of people on there bashing the Onion for bothering to apologize.

Those people are stupid. That tweet not only needed to be deleted, but a formal apology had to be issued. It was aimed at a 9-year old, FFS.

There’s free speech and there’s being a crude, classless asshole who should apologize. The CEO at The Onion clearly agrees.

356 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:53:13am

Lulz:

357 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:53:25am

re: #354 iossarian

Not sure about this:

I retain the right to refer to John Boehner as a bright orange penis, whether that’s “masquerading as satire” or not.

Boehner is an adult public servant, not a 9 year old child actress.

358 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:54:41am

re: #357 Eclectic Cyborg

Boehner is an adult public servant orange asshole.

359 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:55:02am

WTFF?

360 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:55:46am

re: #351 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I really don’t find a less-than-24-hour turnaround to be slow, even in the internet age.

I’m gonna guess the Twittersphere disagrees as would many social media experts, but you’re certainly entitled to your opinion. I’m sure this episode and its fallout will be dissected and used as an example by said experts in the coming weeks & months.

361 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:56:36am

re: #359 Vicious Babushka

BECAUSE THE ONION TOTALLY KILLED CHRIS KYLE.

Malkin is completely deranged.

362 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:56:41am

re: #352 Interesting Times

One of the people whose tweets I posted just issued this follow-up:

363 iossarian  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:56:41am

re: #357 Eclectic Cyborg

Boehner is an adult public servant, not a 9 year old child actress.

Yeah, but everyone draws their line in a different place, don’t they? The Onion tweet has annoyed a lot of people who are in their target audience of moneyed middle-class relatively open-minded people, hence the apology.

A more accurate statement from them would have been: “we agree with the large number of people complaining that a 9-year old child is not appropriate subject matter for a joke based on a rude assessment of that person’s personality that flies in the face of the truth about that person”.

364 iossarian  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:57:17am

re: #362 Interesting Times

One of the people whose tweets I posted just issued this follow-up:

The apology will never be over! REMORSE MUST BE SHEWED

365 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:57:41am

Man, that robocall was offensive.
*Answers phone*
You are a senior citizen….
*NO I’M NOT! Hangs up*

366 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:58:44am

re: #365 Varek Raith

Man, that robocall was offensive.
*Answers phone*
You are a senior citizen….
*NO I’M NOT! Hangs up*

I’m guessing it was a cashier error, but a couple of weeks ago I got a seniors discount on my bill at a local restaurant (I’m only 31!)

367 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:59:43am

And in the “not nearly as juicy but kind of vitally important” news department:

From the linked article:

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to review the longstanding ban on direct corporate contributions to a federal candidate.

Read more: [Link: www.upi.com…]

368 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:59:59am

re: #365 Varek Raith

Man, that robocall was offensive.
*Answers phone*
You are a senior citizen….
*NO I’M NOT! Hangs up*

I’ve had those calls. They start out “IF YOU ARE A SENIOR CITIZEN, YOU MUST LISTEN…” they are going on the assumption that older people are more obedient and will listen to a recorded sales pitch for something.

I don’t know what scheiss this robocall is pedding, I hang up on all robocalls.

369 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:00:18am

Last time I checked, I don’t think Malkin’s bothered apologizing for defending the use of internment camps during WWII. /still waiting

370 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:00:39am

re: #359 Vicious Babushka

Also, going back to this, WTF does The Onion have to apologize about when it comes to Chris Kyle? The fact that a fellow veteran dealing with a severe case of PTSD killed him?

371 makeitstop  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:01:23am

re: #366 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m guessing it was a cashier error, but a couple of weeks ago I got a seniors discount on my bill at a local restaurant (I’m only 31!)

Take it and run! I’m almost 60 and I don’t get those.

372 CuriousLurker  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:02:45am

Time to get some work done. Later, lizards.

373 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:03:13am

re: #370 Lidane

Also, going back to this, WTF does The Onion have to apologize about when it comes to Chris Kyle? The fact that a fellow veteran dealing with a severe case of PTSD killed him?

Because for wingnuts, nothing is more important than CHRISKYLE and BENGHAZI.

They are convinced that CHRISKYLE must have been assassinated by POTUS, because nobody would ever be killed at a gun range, ever.

375 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:05:31am

Has any conservative yet try to turn themselves into a victim over The Onion controversy? You know, something like:

“Anyone who speaking out against The Onion, but didn’t say a word about ________________ [insert some fake teabag outrage “incident”] are hypocrites!!!

376 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:07:33am

re: #366 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m guessing it was a cashier error, but a couple of weeks ago I got a seniors discount on my bill at a local restaurant (I’m only 31!)

As an ex-waiter, this means your server liked you. Easiest way to give someone a discount.

377 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:10:10am

Son of a monkey’s unlce!
Burned my thumb…

378 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:19:45am

The Onion FINALLY Apologizes

I’m thinking a lot of damage has been done.

379 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:22:40am

Another asshole who doesn’t live here.

380 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:23:35am

Let me guess: a bunch of wingnut evangelicals was coming here to harass Muslims.

381 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:26:04am

re: #380 Vicious Babushka

Let me guess: a bunch of wingnut evangelicals was coming here to harass Muslims.

[Link: www.freep.com…]

382 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:26:35am

re: #381 Varek Raith

[Link: www.freep.com…]

assholes.

383 iossarian  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:28:05am

Nothing says “love your neighbor” like shrieking at their kids and threatening them with hellfire!

Way to go, Christians!

384 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:29:45am

What they want is the freedom to incitement.
Because it’s clearly what they were agitating for.

385 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:30:40am

Damn this hurts…

386 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:32:20am

re: #385 Varek Raith

Make sure you keep cooling it for a long time, like half an hour at least. Do you have any burn cream? Even just neosporin would be good.

387 BongCrodny  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:32:57am

re: #180 blueraven

Sorry. Just threw up in my mouth. — Chuck Woolery

Sorry, Chuck — that’s a mirror, not a TV set.

388 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:33:02am
389 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:33:11am

re: #381 Varek Raith

[Link: www.freep.com…]

Remind me again which group are the radicals? Are the Dearborn Muslims out protesting every Sunday in front of the local Baptist and Catholic churches?

390 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:33:22am

re: #386 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Make sure you keep cooling it for a long time, like half an hour at least. Do you have any burn cream? Even just neosporin would be good.

Yep, put that on.
By cooling, should I use ice?
Or just cool water?

391 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:33:33am
392 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:34:04am

re: #381 Varek Raith

The Bible Believers also protested at last year’s Arab Festival, holding up both anti-Muslim and anti-Catholic signs and causing one Arab-American Muslim girl to cry.

That’s the thing with these assholes, that’s the lie of “Judeo-Christian”. These people are not just Christian Supremacists, they’re 7th Synod of Pete Supremacists, they’re Our Chapel of The Lord Supremacists. If they did kick out the Muslims, then they’d move on to the Catholics, and the Unitarians, and the Hindus, and the Buddhists, and the Presbyterians, and the Jews, etc. etc.

393 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:34:14am

The wingers really, really freaked about the FLOTUS.

394 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:35:02am

re: #393 Gus

The wingers really, really freaked about the FLOTUS.

Umgebroyzelt.

395 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:35:07am

re: #393 Gus

The wingers really, really freaked about the FLOTUS.

Yeah, the only thing that upset them about TheOnion tweet was that it wasn’t about FLOTUS.

396 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:35:54am

re: #394 Varek Raith

Umgebroyzelt.

Just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?

397 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:35:56am

re: #390 Varek Raith

Yep, put that on.
By cooling, should I use ice?
Or just cool water?

Cool water, not ice. You don’t want to freeze it.

398 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:37:03am

re: #377 Varek Raith

Son of a monkey’s unlce!
Burned my thumb…

Ugh. Now we have two broken legs and one burned thumb.

399 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:38:45am

re: #398 Gus

Ugh. Now we have two broken legs and one burned thumb.

And papercuts!

400 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:39:45am

re: #399 Vicious Babushka

And papercuts!

Not leaving the house without my Airbag Pants. //

401 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:40:00am

WHAT TEH DERPTY DERP

402 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:40:13am

re: #383 iossarian

Nothing says “love your neighbor” like shrieking at their kids and threatening them with hellfire!

Way to go, Christians!

Carrying around a critter head on a stick is not a “friendly” gesture either. Even without the religious constraint on consuming pork.

403 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:40:21am

He’s going for the fall! Deploy the Airbag Pants!!

[PESSSSHHHHHWOOOOT!]

404 brennant  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:40:50am

re: #401 Vicious Babushka

Alright, who twarted?

405 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:41:15am

HAV MOAR FAIL

406 Stanley Sea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:41:58am

Fucked up tooth.

407 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:42:28am

re: #396 Vicious Babushka

Just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?

Indeed.:)

re: #397 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Cool water, not ice. You don’t want to freeze it.

Ok, got a ziplock bag of cool water.
Thanks.

408 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:42:40am

re: #405 Vicious Babushka

I cannot handle macho talk from a guy wearing a flamingo-pink vest.

409 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:43:46am

re: #408 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I cannot handle macho talk from a guy wearing a flamingo-pink vest.

Seriously…

410 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:44:12am

re: #407 Varek Raith

And be really, really careful not to re-burn the same spot. While it’s healing, it’s really vulnerable and if you reburn it you’re likely to get scarring. Treat it very tenderly while it heals, burning is the most difficult thing for our bodies to repair.

I stuck my arm in a toaster when I was a kid, so I know what I’m talking about.

411 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:44:14am

re: #408 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I cannot handle macho talk from a guy wearing a flamingo-pink vest.

What macho talk?

412 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:45:33am

re: #410 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

And be really, really careful not to re-burn the same spot. While it’s healing, it’s really vulnerable and if you reburn it you’re likely to get scarring. Treat it very tenderly while it heals, burning is the most difficult thing for our bodies to repair.

I stuck my arm in a toaster when I was a kid, so I know what I’m talking about.

Yeah, I got a burn scar on the inside of my right knee from a lawn mower muffler when I was 10.
Still…
A toaster???

413 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:45:42am

re: #411 Vicious Babushka

Just the Fluke standing on her own two feet stuff.

I actually look really good in pink.

414 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:45:54am

re: #412 Varek Raith

Yeah, I got a burn scar on the inside of my right knee from a lawn mower muffler when I was 10.
Still…
A toaster???

I wanted my toast.

415 Flounder  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:46:07am

Pain builds character, my ex girlfriend used to tell me.

416 Sionainn  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:46:34am

re: #405 Vicious Babushka

HAV MOAR FAIL

I’m not making the connection. What does the sequester have to do with Fluke?

417 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:46:54am
418 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:46:54am

re: #416 Sionainn

I’m not making the connection. What does the sequester have to do with Fluke?

Hot pink.

419 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:47:43am

re: #416 Sionainn

I’m not making the connection. What does the sequester have to do with Fluke?

Because budget cuts will force that slut to pay for her own birth control, don’tcha know.

420 Ghost of Tom Joad  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:48:08am

re: #416 Sionainn

I’m not making the connection. What does the sequester have to do with Fluke?

Government cuts=cuts in spending on contraceptive=Sandra won’t be able to have non-babymaking sexytime anymore.

Or something. Who the fuck knows. Pink vest.

421 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:50:59am

OUTRAGE!

422 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:52:53am

re: #421 Lidane

OUTRAGE!

And they blow that aroma around the whole store so now all of you who have ever visited the STORE OF EVIL have horsemeat molecules in your nostrils!!!!1111tytyty

423 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:53:01am

re: #421 Lidane

I’ve had horse. It’s fine. It’s just another big animal. Why are people freaking out?

424 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:53:23am

re: #416 Sionainn

I’m not making the connection. What does the sequester have to do with Fluke?

Nothing. Just another “personal responsibility” idiot lecturing others on personal responsibility.

425 geoffm33  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:53:35am

re: #423 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I’ve had horse. It’s fine. It’s just another big animal. Why are people freaking out?

Black president /

426 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:53:36am

re: #423 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I’ve had horse. It’s fine. It’s just another big animal. Why are people freaking out?

Because MY FRIEND FLICKA

427 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:53:43am

Horse meat is still better than that crap in fast food ‘meat’.
Bam!

428 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:54:23am

That’s not horse meat! That’s Mr. Ed!

429 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:54:32am

re: #423 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I’ve had horse. It’s fine. It’s just another big animal. Why are people freaking out?

I think it’s a cultural thing honestly. Not that I agree with it mind you but that’s what I think it is.

430 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:55:12am

re: #423 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I’ve had horse. It’s fine. It’s just another big animal. Why are people freaking out?

People tend to overreact to anything to do with things that involve putting things inside their bodies: food, sex, medical procedures.

I am just annoyed at the labelling thing. It reminds me of why I keep away from prepared foods, no matter how cheap and temptingly convenient they may seem…

431 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:55:24am

Cow - Lumbering dullard.
Horse - Majestic creature.
Something along those lines…

432 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:55:47am

re: #430 Sol Berdinowitz

The amount of mislabeled food in restaurants is huge; I’m sure that a ton of the package stuff is fibbing too.

433 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:55:55am

re: #431 Varek Raith

Cow - Lumbering dullard.
Horse - Majestic creature.
Something along those lines…

Yes, now if you’ll excuse me, I want some veal chops now!

434 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:56:06am

re: #423 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I’ve had horse. It’s fine. It’s just another big animal. Why are people freaking out?

Two reasons: first, because a horse not explicitly raised to be eaten is likely to have been treated with meds that linger in the meat and can cause health issues; second, because the meatball manufacturers (like the earlier case of British horsemeat in frozen goods) paid for beef and were fraudulently given horsemeat.

435 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:57:07am

About that…
Is this scandal happening because horse meat is cheaper/easier/whatever to sell them than beef?

436 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:57:36am

re: #434 The Ghost of a Flea

The mislabeling part I totally get, but I don’t think most people’s visceral reaction is due to a sober assessment of medical risk. I think it’s just ‘yecch’.

Some of my friends have reacted the same way to me buying goat tacos. Goat is tasty, fuck it, more for me.

437 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:57:38am

re: #432 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

The amount of mislabeled food in restaurants is huge; I’m sure that a ton of the package stuff is fibbing too.

Recent reports indicated that 30% of all fish is mislabeled - especially if the fish is sold as filets and not whole. The further you get away from salmon, tilapia, and pollack, the greater the chances of getting mislabeled fish.

438 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:57:53am

re: #433 HappyWarrior

Yes, now if you’ll excuse me, I want some veal chops now!

I can honestly say I haven’t eaten veal since I was 18. I also avoid organ meats. Ew.

439 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:58:39am

I guess the real argument would be that if you’re buying meat you’re expecting meat from beef cattle and not horse.

440 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:58:49am

re: #435 Varek Raith

It’s that it was being sold as 100% beef, but it had horse meat included. A big problem where cultural biases are against eating horse, while some parts of Europe have no big issue with horse meat.

441 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:58:52am

re: #438 Lidane

I can honestly say I haven’t eaten veal since I was 18. I also avoid organ meats. Ew.

I don’t like liver much either. Tried it once at an Italian restaurant. Just didn’t do it for me.

442 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:00:04am
443 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:00:40am

re: #436 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

The mislabeling part I totally get, but I don’t think most people’s visceral reaction is due to a sober assessment of medical risk. I think it’s just ‘yecch’.

Some of my friends have reacted the same way to me buying goat tacos. Goat is tasty, fuck it, more for me.

Individuals reacting to this story might be squeamish or subjective about horsemeat because of aesthetics or a sense of social bonds…yeah, absolutely that’s been a product of this story circulating…but the reason that health and quality organizations published these reports from the get go is because of the fraud and the (maybe) contamination.

444 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:00:44am

re: #441 HappyWarrior

Not a fan of organ meat, especially liver.

Lamb chops, on the other hand. When done right, it’s absolutely amazing.

445 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:02:07am

So there was this Mexican restaurant in South Phoenix which had two menus. I came to notice that there were a few items on the Spanish menu that did not appear on the English one: “cerebro” and “lengua” (brains and tongue)

446 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:02:12am

re: #444 lawhawk

Not a fan of organ meat, especially liver.

Lamb chops, on the other hand. When done right, it’s absolutely amazing.

I really need to try lamb chops. Can’t find any restaurants that sell them. I do enjoy lamb but my experience with lamb is mostly limited to kebabs.

447 makeitstop  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:02:26am

I demand a shorter name for horse meat than ‘horse meat.’

Cow meat = beef. Horse meat = ???

448 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:03:17am

re: #445 Sol Berdinowitz

My grandfather loved brains. So freaking bad for you. Calves brains fried in butter. Yurk.

449 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:03:38am

re: #447 makeitstop

I demand a shorter name for horse meat than ‘horse meat.’

Cow meat = beef. Horse meat = ???

cheap beef

450 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:03:46am

re: #431 Varek Raith

Cow - Lumbering dullard.
Horse - Majestic creature.
Something along those lines…

Ah, in other words:

Cow = conservatives
Horse = Progressives

451 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:04:20am

re: #435 Varek Raith

About that…
Is this scandal happening because horse meat is cheaper/easier/whatever to sell them than beef?

In this case, it’s because the horsemeat was presented as beef, sold to the food company as beef, and was likely from horses that weren’t meant to be slaughtered for human consumption. So the fraud is not just a contrast of the per pound cost of horsemeat versus cow meat, but of meat that shouldn’t be sold (except maybe as pet food) versus beef (which is getting more expensive).

452 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:04:26am

re: #444 lawhawk

Lamb chops, on the other hand. When done right, it’s absolutely amazing.

The only lamb I had growing up was when one of my aunts would make it. It was always dry and tasteless, and the mint jelly I was told to eat it with was vile.

Typically not a fan of lamb, but I can’t pass up the occasional beef/lamb shawarma from the Turkish wrap food truck down the street.

453 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:04:59am

re: #447 makeitstop

I demand a shorter name for horse meat than ‘horse meat.’

Cow meat = beef. Horse meat = ???

Wanna know something cool?

The reason we have two words for everything like that in English is because of the Norman conquest. The Normans took over, and they weren’t going to be standing around in shit herding cattle, so when they said “Boeuf”, they were referring to the stuff on their plate. When the Saxon who was actually tending the animal referred to it, he called it a “Cow”. So we got one word for the meat, one word for the animal, due to class and language differences between the ruling and peasant classes.

Oh, and the Normans didn’t really eat horse so we don’t have a word for that meat.

454 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:05:11am

re: #445 Sol Berdinowitz

I’ve had lengua before. It’s disgusting, IMO. I ate it once and refused to ever eat it again.

455 Dr. Matt  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:05:38am

re: #447 makeitstop

I demand a shorter name for horse meat than ‘horse meat.’

Cow meat = beef. Horse meat = ???

Horse meat = Meat “Product”

456 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:05:42am

Still think the weirdest meal I ever had was jellyfish. Went to a Chinese coworker’s of my Dad’s once for dinner and they had it. Just didn’t do anything for me. I also remember my best friend enjoying those seaweed sheets when we were kids. Thought about those since they were selling them at Costco when I was there on Thursday. I’m not squeamish though I do understand cultural taboos.

457 makeitstop  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:06:25am

re: #455 Dr. Matt

Horse meat = Meat “Product”

Still two words! I need something catchy, people!!

Trigger??

458 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:06:34am

I like seaweed.

459 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:06:46am

re: #453 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Wanna know something cool?

The reason we have two words for everything like that in English is because of the Norman conquest. The Normans took over, and they weren’t going to be standing around in shit herding cattle, so when they said “Boeuf”, they were referring to the stuff on their plate. When the Saxon who was actually tending the animal referred to it, he called it a “Cow”. So we got one word for the meat, one word for the animal, due to class and language differences between the ruling and peasant classes.

Oh, and the Normans didn’t really eat horse so we don’t have a word for that meat.

So, if we followed that linguistic trend, horsemeat would be some derivation of cheval.

Also, English is a really slutty language, but in a good way.

460 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:07:04am

re: #456 HappyWarrior

I’ve had witchety grubs, both raw and cooked, and they are goddamn delicious, if you get a chance eat them.

Image: 41416AAEAF81038B6DD2CC5A841EB.jpg

461 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:07:21am

re: #454 Lidane

I’ve had lengua before. It’s disgusting, IMO. I ate it once and refused to ever eat it again.

I was served tongue once in Germany by my girlfriend’s parents. I was polite and ate what was put on my plate but did not ask for seconds (which rarely happened with that lady’s cooking)

462 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:07:22am

re: #458 Varek Raith

I like seaweed.

I haven’t had it in years. Would be willing to give ti a second chance. My tastebuds at 25 are a lot different from where they were when I was 8.

463 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:07:57am

re: #459 The Ghost of a Flea

So, if we followed that linguistic trend, horsemeat would be some derivation of cheval.

Cheveal?

464 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:09:47am

re: #457 makeitstop

Still two words! I need something catchy, people!!

Trigger??

Basashi.

465 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:10:40am

re: #460 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I’ve had witchety grubs, both raw and cooked, and they are goddamn delicious, if you get a chance eat them.

Image: 41416AAEAF81038B6DD2CC5A841EB.jpg

Ha, never have had bugs before. I do like trying new food though. Had Peruvian for the first time last week and Burmese for the first time Saturday. That’s one of the good things about Northern Va. So many different types of cuisines.

466 makeitstop  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:11:39am

re: #464 Lidane

Basashi.

Thanks! I knew there had to be one out there somewhere.

467 iossarian  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:12:16am

re: #453 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Oh, and the Normans didn’t really eat horse so we don’t have a word for that meat.

Amusingly, they liked sheep (mouton = mutton) but apparently stayed away from lamb.

468 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:13:29am

re: #465 HappyWarrior

I do like trying new food though. Had Peruvian for the first time last week and Burmese for the first time Saturday.

I had Ethiopian food not too long ago. I liked it a lot. Up next are the Argentinian and Colombian restaurants by my house, and the Russian restaurant by my office.

469 BongCrodny  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:13:42am

What. The. Fuck.

I was doing some research for my weekly trivia game; I had the idea to do a trivia sheet, the answers all having something to do with either the words “apple(s)” or “orange(s).”

Eventually, I found myself on the Wikipedia page for the Syracuse Orange.

Here’s the opening paragraph for the Syracuse Orange:

The Syracuse Orange is the nickname used by the athletic teams of Syracuse University. The school is a member of NCAA Division I and the Big East Conference. The school’s mascot is Otto the Orange. Teams were previously known (until 2004) as the Orangemen and Orangewomen but because of political correctness from northeastern liberal PC thugs the name was forced to be changed. The men’s basketball, football, men’s lacrosse, and women’s basketball teams play in the Carrier Dome. Other sports facilities are located at the nearby Manley Field House complex.

I’m not so dense as to not know that sometimes political correctness can run amok, but seriously? “Liberal PC thugs” on a Wikipedia Page. Am I reading Conservapedia by mistake?

Again: What. The. Fuck.

470 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:15:00am

re: #469 BongCrodny

Sounds like a butthurt conservative troll edited Wikipedia’s Syracuse Orange page.

471 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:15:23am

re: #468 Lidane

I had Ethiopian food not too long ago. I liked it a lot. Up next are the Argentinian and Colombian restaurants by my house, and the Russian restaurant by my office.

Ethiopian’s good. That sponge bread will fill you up though. I haven’t tried Argentine, Colombian, or Russian ever. I hear Argentina has some really good Italian influenced dishes and good steaks as well since the grazing land is some of the best.

472 Killgore Trout  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:15:56am
473 erik_t  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:17:19am

re: #471 HappyWarrior

Ethiopian’s good. That sponge bread will fill you up though. I haven’t tried Argentine, Colombian, or Russian ever. I hear Argentina has some really good Italian influenced dishes and good steaks as well since the grazing land is some of the best.

You can buy teff (the grain used for proper injera) in some stores, and cook it like rice. Recommended, especially with wild rice and hot Italian sausage.

474 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:17:35am

re: #469 BongCrodny

What. The. Fuck.

I was doing some research for my weekly trivia game; I had the idea to do a trivia sheet, the answers all having something to do with either the words “apple(s)” or “orange(s).”

Eventually, I found myself on the page for the Syracuse Orange.

Here’s the opening paragraph on Wikipedia for Syracuse Orange:

I’m not so dense as to not know that sometimes political correctness can run amok, but seriously? “Liberal PC thugs” on a Wikipedia Page. Am I reading Conservapedia by mistake?

Again: What. The. Fuck.

Some idiot right winger probably put that in. I’m sure if you remove it, it wouldn’t be re-inserted. Really conservatives are such hypocrites about political correctness. They think they can be disparaging to any group of people they want but as you may have seen with the WWE character, they can’t handle being mocked themselves. And don’t even joke about Christians or Christianity.

475 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:17:47am

re: #467 iossarian

The whole Norman-Saxon interaction is fascinating. There’s reason to believe that Robin Hood is actually an allegory for an independent Saxon businessman holding his own against a corrupt local Norman government— that it’s basically a story about how awesome the livery business is.

476 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:18:14am

re: #469 BongCrodny

What. The. Fuck.

I was doing some research for my weekly trivia game; I had the idea to do a trivia sheet, the answers all having something to do with either the words “apple(s)” or “orange(s).”

Eventually, I found myself on the page for the Syracuse Orange.

Here’s the opening paragraph on Wikipedia for Syracuse Orange:

I’m not so dense as to not know that sometimes political correctness can run amok, but seriously? “Liberal PC thugs” on a Wikipedia Page. Am I reading Conservapedia by mistake?

Again: What. The. Fuck.

Syracuse Orange: Difference between revisions

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477 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:18:15am

re: #473 erik_t

You can buy teff (the grain used for proper injera) in some stores, and cook it like rice. Recommended, especially with wild rice and hot Italian sausage.

There’s an idea.

478 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:18:23am

re: #452 Lidane

The trick to good lamb (like most meat) is not to overcook.

479 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:19:46am

re: #468 Lidane

I had Ethiopian food not too long ago. I liked it a lot. Up next are the Argentinian and Colombian restaurants by my house, and the Russian restaurant by my office.

Try Alsatian food sometime. Best described as German recipes with French technique.

480 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:23:15am

Anybody ever had Tibetan or Nepalese? I was wondering what those were like since as I said, I tried Burmese recently which I know would be different since Burma’s a different climate so their crops are different and the former two are landlocked as well so probably not as much seafood influence.

481 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:24:46am

re: #479 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Try Alsatian food sometime. Best described as German recipes with French technique.

Sounds good. There’s a pretty massive German influence here in Central Texas. I’ll have to look and see if there’s anything Alsatian around here.

482 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:28:25am

re: #480 HappyWarrior

Anybody ever had Tibetan or Nepalese? I was wondering what those were like since as I said, I tried Burmese recently which I know would be different since Burma’s a different climate so their crops are different and the former two are landlocked as well so probably not as much seafood influence.

Tibetan food uses barley a lot, and mustard seed. It’s pretty similar to Burmese. The mountain Burmese, anyway.

483 Killgore Trout  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:30:06am

re: #480 HappyWarrior

Anybody ever had Tibetan or Nepalese? I was wondering what those were like since as I said, I tried Burmese recently which I know would be different since Burma’s a different climate so their crops are different and the former two are landlocked as well so probably not as much seafood influence.

I’ve had Tibetan, it’s not very good. Traditional foods are things like Yak Butter Tea (greasy salted sock water), lots of dried meats, a few root veg stews but not much vegetables at all.. Since they’ve been colonized by the Chinese they do eat lots of noodles and regular Chinese stuff now. Even in Tibet the traditional foods are a bit had to find. For some reason I never understood they have a taboo about eating fish. In a region as desolate as Tibet I’m surprised they pass up any food at all.

484 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:31:04am

Glenn Beck, literary critic:

485 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:31:06am
486 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:33:01am

re: #480 HappyWarrior

Anybody ever had Tibetan or Nepalese? I was wondering what those were like since as I said, I tried Burmese recently which I know would be different since Burma’s a different climate so their crops are different and the former two are landlocked as well so probably not as much seafood influence.

Nepalese is like Indian food with regional twists. Like regions that eat millet rather than rice, or have yak meat on the menu. In places in India where the Nepalis have migrated, momos—dumplings rather like Chinese ones—often turn up in restaraunts.

487 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:34:34am
488 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:35:30am

Appreciate it guys. Trying to figure what I want to try next since there’s so many unique types of food out there. Really wouldn’t mind trying Russian one of these days.

489 Killgore Trout  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:36:35am

Sharpton: Hardest Working Man In Show Business?

Rev. Al Sharpton, who met yesterday with President Barack Obama to discuss the nation’s sputtering economy, is paying himself nearly $250,000 annually as the 40-hour-a-week head of a “Christian activist organization”—all while he is holding down another full-time job as host of a nightly MSNBC show.

In addition to his cable TV gig, Sharpton, 58, serves as “President & CEO” of the not-for-profit National Action Network, a Harlem-based group that seeks to “promote a modern civil rights agenda” and “the improvement of race relations.”

The National Action Network’s 2011 tax return reports $4.2 million in gifts and contributions with net revenue nearing $200,000. But the group still remains $1.1 million in the hole, primarily due to unpaid federal payroll taxes (and related penalties and interest).

He must work very hard.

490 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:36:53am

re: #484 Lidane

Glenn Beck, literary critic:

And source of historical perspective, he compared his own rally to the Civil Rights March of 1963 where MLK gave the I Have a Dream speech. A guy like that doesn’t even bother me since he pretty much has made himself a cartoon character.Then of course, you read about people who were inspired to go into politics because of him………..and you weep a little.

491 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:37:45am

re: #486 The Ghost of a Flea

There used to be a great Tibetan place in San Francisco with great momos. Really delicious stuff.

492 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:43:42am

re: #491 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

There used to be a great Tibetan place in San Francisco with great momos. Really delicious stuff.

I’ve only had momos once, at a hotel in Jaipur. They were very good though.

493 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:44:13am

Sephardic food. Really it is so, so, so much better than the Ashkenazi (Polish, Russian, Hungarian) cuisine that is traditionally associated with kosher cooking.

Sephardi includes Moroccan, Lebanese, Greek, Syrian, Italian, Indian, Spanish.

494 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:44:51am

ZOMG! Creeping Sharia! Eleventy!

From Whirled Nuts Drooly:

Students made to wear burqas – in Texas (Google cache link)

*sigh*

495 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:46:24am

re: #493 Vicious Babushka

It’s really just access to better stuff. Lots more fish, saffron, spices, olive oil, etc. Also exposure to a lot more cooking techniques.

496 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:46:55am

Texas Dingbat Ted Cruz Will Explain At You That Harvard Law Is Full of Government-Overthrowing Communists

And do we have to explain that critical legal studies theorists are not necessarily Marxists, but rather, may be theorists drawing from Marxism (as well as Foucault, Gramsci, Derrida, and others) to engage in intersectional analyses on economic power, law, jurisprudential epistemology, and the relationships between all three? Should we also point out that there were at least FOUR Republicans on the Harvard Law School faculty when Cruz was there, including one who served as Reagan’s solicitor general?

497 blueraven  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:47:17am

re: #489 Killgore Trout

Sharpton: Hardest Working Man In Show Business?

He must work very hard.

Why dont you go track down how much Bill O’Reilly makes, or Sean Hannity?

498 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:47:28am

re: #494 Lidane

From Whirled Nuts Drooly:

Students made to wear burqas - in Texas (Google cache link)

*sigh*

Image: Texas_Sen._Dan_Patrick.350w_263h.jpg

499 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:47:37am

re: #493 Vicious Babushka

Sephardic food. Really it is so, so, so much better than the Ashkenazi (Polish, Russian, Hungarian) cuisine that is traditionally associated with kosher cooking.

Sephardi includes Moroccan, Lebanese, Greek, Syrian, Italian, Indian, Spanish.

I’ve never had Sephardic food, but the music is amazing. There’s a London band called Los Desterrados (translation: The Exiles) that I like a lot:

500 klys  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:49:17am

Good Japanese izakaya food. Mmmm. Or curry.

501 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:51:21am

re: #494 Lidane

From Whirled Nuts Drooly:

Students made to wear burqas - in Texas (Google cache link)

*sigh*

Image: griffing300.jpg

502 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:53:26am

Tranqual SALLYFARRAR • 38 minutes ago

they got our children a long time ago when the NEA was created. It’s all brainwashing to accept the new world order. Read “Anti-Christ, Islam’s Awaited Messiah”. I believe the final beast gov/one world gov will be a resurrected Ottoman Empire. There will be a worldwide caliphate again. We have a Moslem president. The agenda is demonically inspired and has advanced because the church is weak. the only thing holding back evil on the earth is the presence of the church. they have been trying to advance the one world gov for years. (Wilson, etc) It’s warp speed now. I expect America as we now it to end in my life time. North American Union is up next and I believe when America goes down we will take the world with us. Christians and patriots will be the terrorists.

503 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:54:26am

re: #495 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

It’s really just access to better stuff. Lots more fish, saffron, spices, olive oil, etc. Also exposure to a lot more cooking techniques.

Yep, although Hungarian food is quite tasty.

504 Varek Raith  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:54:33am

Oh geez North American Union.

505 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:54:36am

Abby701 Pi10107 • 5 hours ago

This is like the government — write a bill, disguise the message; don’t read it in its entirety. Accountability is needed; some the indoctrination. Everything that appears in the media, tv, newspapers, computer headlines is intended to divert our attention from the real issues. Why all the crap about hollywood, the oscars, Michele’s hairstyle; etc.? What do they have to do with the state of this great nation? Just a distraction. Come on Congress; grow some courage and nerve — stop letting this stuff continue. They can’t kill all of you. It is mainly threats; just like the adult telling the child they will harm his/her parents if they tell re an incident. So, what is the worse that can happen? Once they eliminate an individual or a a family member or loved one, don’t cower and hide. Emphasize the issue. If enough people stand up to these thugs, the message will be clear. WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANY MORE. God gives us the strength to persevere; Evil can be defeated but only if you meet it head on. What does it matter if you gain the whole world but lose your soul?

506 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:54:40am

re: #496 The Ghost of a Flea

Texas Dingbat Ted Cruz Will Explain At You That Harvard Law Is Full of Government-Overthrowing Communists


Ted Cruz Demonstrates Texans Will Elect Anyone, No Matter How Stupid, If He’s A Republican

Being from Texas, I can tell you that nothing embarrasses me more about the state than the way that, at least in statewide elections, the voters will elect anyone with the (R) by their name on the ballot, no matter how much of an imbecile that person is. That is being demonstrated in spades by the election of Ted Cruz to the Senate, a man who cannot open his mouth without causing the most ardent “Texas Forver” folks like myself to wonder if we should start excising “y’all” from our vocabulary. The latest revelation:

507 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:55:03am

re: #503 Vicious Babushka

Yep, although Hungarian food is quite tasty.

They’ve got paprika, which helps, and got invaded from the East a lot.

508 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:55:06am
509 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:55:34am

re: #505 Gus

Ow my head.

510 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:55:41am

Celticwanderer64 WellNowDear • an hour ago

It’s amazing how much deception goes on regarding education in our country. Our children should be our number one priority, but using them to fulfill social/political agendas is just wrong. A few years ago my small Texas town wanted to build a new high school. My husband and I voted against it because we saw no need for the extravagance. The “pushers” touted the state-of-the-art educational facility our children would enjoy. They also told everyone that we had x amount of new students each year and we were growing in leaps and bounds so we needed a new and bigger high school to avoid overcrowding. What they didn’t mention was that just as many students were leaving so it was student in-student out. And then they said “if we build it, they will come”. It might have worked for a baseball field, but it sure didn’t work for our high school. One of the largest employers in our area lost its government contract and people were leaving in leaps and bounds. But the biggest lie we were told was that in no way would our tax rates increase. If something sounds too good to be true, you’d better assume it is. Few gave the concept thoughtful consideration, and with stars in their eyes over the beautiful new high school our city would have and how we would be the envy for miles around, they voted for it. Well, they didn’t raise our tax rates, THEY RAISED OUR APPRAISAL VALUE - OVER AND OVER AGAIN. Then they raised the tax rates. We were told all this was necessary to maintain the building and provide educational materials. And surprise, surprise our school has not changed one iota for the better. In short, Progressives have no concern for the negative consequences of their agendas. To them the ends justify the means. All they concern themselves with is manipulating human nature. On this they are very well versed. Hence the reason our country is in the mess it’s in. There is no lie so easily accepted as one people want to hear - and no truth so easily dismissed as one that they don’t. Words like “we need to do this for our children”, or “we need to remain competitive in education” make all the sense in the world, until you start turning over rocks and see the fungus under them. Objective truths are overlooked in favor of relative truths and “that’s what you say” becomes the phrase of the day. Once those words are spoken it becomes obvious ignorance is bliss and nothing will change a heart or mind. I just pray constantly that more and more people will wake up to what is going on in their “real” world before it’s too late, especially regarding education. Sadly I fear, after seeing articles like this, that our lack of vigilance in the past has already put our children in extreme peril and the rats are winning the rat race. But, how do you prevent something like CSCOPE when it was done so under-the-table virtually no one knew? If people had known, would they have stopped it in its tracks, or readily agreed with the “diversity” talking points and assume it was a noble cause? Is all this an example of the new norm that will keep us from participating in our own lives and those of our children? I pray not but fear so..

511 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:55:42am
512 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:56:25am

Wingnut slogan that keeps getting retweeted on an average of abt every 30 seconds:

513 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:57:03am

re: #508 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Oklahoma to try and ban birth control because some quack says it “suppresses a woman’s identity”

I saw someone involved in that case say birth control poisoned women.

I’m guessing they’re going to be going after alcohol, tobacco and high fructose corn syrup next to if they’re that concerned.

Oh wait, thats not what this is about.

514 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:57:05am

Ronald • 18 hours ago

The spread of Islam is now complete. The “whole world” is bowing to Muhammad’s Allah - including our Commander in Chief.
This is a great time to point out that Muhammad calls himself the “bright morning star” (Chapter 86 called Al-Tariq) and his Antichrist Allah calls himsef “The Dawn” (Chapter 113 called Al-Falaq).
In Isaiah 14:12, God mocks the false prophet and his Antichrist god as…
“How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn.”
And now our public school system is forcing Satan-Allah’s “changed laws” down the throats of our children…
Tell everyone you know to stop the spread of the false prophet’s lies..

515 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:58:09am

Boycott everything, wingnuts! GO GALT ALREADY!

516 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:58:26am

ZOMG! Hollyweird and Obummer are in cahoots!

From American “Thinker”:

Hollywood ratifies Obama alliance (Google cache link)

This part is my favorite:

I don’t know much about uniforms, but they look kind of military to me. If that’s the case, what kind of event was going on at the White House that night? The President’s schedule doesn’t include any mention of a formal event at the White House.

Because FLOTUS and the White House should’ve presented an Ocscar in jeans and T-shirts. WTF.

517 BongCrodny  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:59:27am

re: #484 Lidane

Glenn Beck, literary critic:

People who bought this book also bought:

“Control: Exposing The Truth About Guns” by Glenn Beck
“All The Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over The Edge” by John R. Lott, Jr.
“Heroes Proved” by Oliver North
“Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike” by Samantha Mathis

Nooooo, thanks. I think I’ll save my eyeballs for more important things — like porn.

518 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:59:58am

re: #517 BongCrodny

People who bought this book also bought:

“Control: Exposing The Truth About Guns” by Glenn Beck
“All The Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over The Edge” by John R. Lott, Jr.
“Heroes Proved” by Oliver North
“Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike” by Samantha Mathis

Nooooo, thanks. I think I’ll save my eyeballs for more important things — like porn.

Porn is probably more educational.

519 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:03:33am

IF IT’S SEEKRIT HOW DO THE WINGNUTS KNOW ABOUT IT?

520 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:04:26am

re: #519 Vicious Babushka

IF IT’S SEEKRIT HOW DO THE WINGNUTS KNOW ABOUT IT?

Magic 8-Ball.

521 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:05:44am
522 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:05:52am

re: #520 Kragar (Antichrist )

Magic 8-Ball.

An 8-ball and a Magic 8-Ball.

523 subterraneanhomesickalien  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:07:34am

re: #496 The Ghost of a Flea

As opposed to government overthrowing elderly folk waving the gadsden flag, who just don’t seem to understand that if the government disappears they eat catfood for the remainder of whatever life that nature allows them.

525 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:11:56am

re: #524 Gus

Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind Doesn’t Get What’s Wrong With a Little Blackface

Oy.

Yunno, if it’s a private party at his own home, it is up to him to decide what is acceptable. I would be annoyed if he wore that in public. But thanks to the Intertubes, every private party is a public spectacle…

526 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:12:07am

re: #523 subterraneanhomesickalien

I just get mighty, mighty sick of Marx as bogeyman and the kind of misdirection involved in labelling everyone that’s read Marx “Marxist.”

Not just because it’s a nullification of vast swathes of thinking, but also because of how it shuts down discussion of the observations Marx made that were powerful, relevant, and launched so much discussion: that real power and the administration (and concept) of “justice” are interlinked. I mean, how fucked up and authoritarian do you have to be to object to that concept?

527 HappyWarrior  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:12:07am

re: #521 Lidane

Reading David Barton on the otherhand……….

528 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:13:38am

re: #484 Lidane

Glenn Beck, literary critic:

Here’s the Amazon summary of Dobson’s book, with one particularly comical final paragraph:

The year is 2042, and a long-predicted tipping point has arrived. For the first time in human history, the economic pyramid has flipped: The feeble old now outnumber the vigorous young, and this untenable situation is intensifying a battle between competing cultural agendas. Reporter Julia Davidson-a formerly award-winning journalist seeking to revive a flagging career-is investigating the growing crisis, unaware that her activity makes her a pawn in an ominous conspiracy. Plagued by nightmares about her absent father, Julia finds herself drawn to the quiet strength of a man she meets at a friend’s church. As the engrossing plot of FATHERLESS unfolds, Julia will face choices that pit professional success against personal survival in an increasingly uncertain and dangerous world.

In the dystopian tradition of books like 1984, Brave New World, and The Hunger Games, FATHERLESS vividly imagines a future in which present-day trends come to sinister fruition. The second and third books in the series, CHILDLESS and GODLESS, will follow at eight-month intervals.

529 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:16:46am

re: #524 Gus

I wonder if there was a single black person at that party.

530 subterraneanhomesickalien  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:19:08am

re: #522 The Ghost of a Fleare: #526 The Ghost of a Flea

Marx was wrong about some things.

He really didn’t foresee politicians like Franklin Roosevelt coming along and using state power to both prop up the capitalist system and minimizing the damage done to the proletariat by that system.

But for the most part the man has been vindicated by history over and over again for the last 150 years.

531 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:19:47am

re: #525 Sol Berdinowitz

Yunno, if it’s a private party at his own home, it is up to him to decide what is acceptable. I would be annoyed if he wore that in public. But thanks to the Intertubes, every private party is a public spectacle…

Not when you’re a New York assemblyman representing a district in New York City. I can bring up many issues involving different ethnic communities in NYC. This will only hurt matters. I’m certain if he were wearing a Confederate uniform it would be OK? So no, it can be up to him but he should be willing to suffer the negative consequences.


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