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Washington Post Wingnut Jennifer Rubin: Why Was Michelle Obama at the Oscars?

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Come on, Washington Post, what are you doing? This latest propaganda blog post by Jennifer Rubin is just a disgrace: Why Was Michelle Obama at the Oscars?

Rubin’s brain-dead right wing talking point of the day has a simple answer: because she was invited by the Academy to present the Best Picture award. There. Was that so hard?

Oh wait … we’re still angry?

It is not enough that President Obama pops up at every sporting event in the nation. Now the first lady feels entitled, with military personnel as props, to intrude on other forms of entertaining (this time for the benefit of the Hollywood glitterati who so lavishly paid for her husband’s election). I’m sure the left will holler that once again conservatives are being grouchy and have it in for the Obamas. Seriously, if they really had their president’s interests at heart, they’d steer away from encouraging these celebrity appearances. It makes both the president and the first lady seem small and grasping. In this case, it was just downright weird.

There’s something weird here, all right — the weird wingnut thought process that leads to seriously messed up sentences like these.

Get a life, Jennifer Rubin.

(Read the comments for this disgraceful article for some pretty pointed mockery and criticism of Rubin’s clumsy agitprop.)

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207 comments

1 erik_t  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:54:25pm

WHO GIVES A SHIT!?

2 kirkspencer  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:56:16pm

And as has been said multiple times: if you didn’t say this about Laura Bush in 2002 your bias is showing.

3 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:56:26pm

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, seeing the President and First Lady as human beings is verboten. The idea that they have likes and interests the same as the rest of us? Inconceivable!

//

4 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:57:20pm

These people are totally fucking deranged. FIREHOSE OF RAGE.

5 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:57:22pm

They flew into a rage. Michelle was on for how long? 5 minutes?

6 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:58:58pm

re: #1 erik_t

WHO GIVES A SHIT!?

I’ve been asking that about every outrageous outrage they’ve come up with over Obama for the last 5 years.

7 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:59:12pm

re: #5 Gus

They flew into a rage. Michelle was on for how long? 5 minutes?

IN A ROW!?!?!

8 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:59:24pm

I don’t understand the outrage. She didn’t do anything wrong. People will bitch about almost anything.

9 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:59:54pm

re: #8 NJDhockeyfan

I don’t understand the outrage. She didn’t do anything wrong. People will bitch about almost anything.

That she did anything is, in their minds, the greatest fault.

10 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:02:47pm

It’s just amazing to see this outpouring of pure gut-wrenching hatred from every right wing source. Not in a good way.

11 wrenchwench  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:02:52pm

I’M WATCHING THE TV IN THE PRIVACY OF MY OWN HOME AND THAT ENTITLED-FEELING FIRST LADY HAS TO COME ON IN THE MIDDLE OF MY PROGRAM AND REMIND ME THAT WE DON’T HAVE A PROPER PRESIDENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE. CAN’T SHE JUST LEAVE ME IN PEACE. CAN’T SHE JUST STAY HOME LIKE I DO.

oh, she was at home?

WELL SEE THAT’S PART OF THE PROBLEM.

12 darthstar  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:04:15pm

That Rubin woman isn’t right in the head.

13 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:05:31pm

Greg Sargent’s op-ed posted downstairs noted that the GOP is openly acting as if the election didn’t happen, as if everything that Obama ran on and got reelected to enact doesn’t matter. And I think that’s more an outgrowth of their base at this point, who as this incident demonstrates, dissolve into rage-induced screaming over any indication that their little fantasy that they really won the election is a lie.

14 Stanley Sea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:05:58pm

There is absolutely no comparison. And I cringe when they try.

The Obama’s have been subjected to the most crazy weird hateful racist higher standard than most PEOPLE in this country.

15 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:07:03pm

re: #13 Targetpractice

Greg Sargent’s op-ed posted downstairs noted that the GOP is openly acting as if the election didn’t happen, as if everything that Obama ran on and got reelected to enact doesn’t matter. And I think that’s more an outgrowth of their base at this point, who as this incident demonstrates, dissolve into rage-induced screaming over any indication that their little fantasy that they really won the election is a lie.

Nothing says responsible government like bullheaded obstructionism.

16 moderatelyradicalliberal  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:15:42pm

At this point, I think the Obamas are just trolling the right wing and it is awesome to watch.

17 BongCrodny  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:16:50pm

I don’t know what the fuck happened to the Washington Post over the past few years, but maybe they should just sell that fucking rag to Rupert Murdoch and get it over with.

18 Killgore Trout  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:20:06pm

re: #17 BongCrodny

I don’t know what the fuck happened to the Washington Post over the past few years, but maybe they should just sell that fucking rag to Rupert Murdoch and get it over with.

Their editorial pages are garbage but I suppose it’s an accurate reflection of our political culture. If people actually wanted thoughtful commentary there would be more of it. This is what we want and it’s what we get.

19 PeterWolf  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:21:24pm

That article belongs on one of the raving wingnut drool sites. Disappointing it’s in the WaPo. Rubin is a pitiful excuse for a hack, let alone any form of journalist.

20 austin_blue  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:24:13pm

re: #17 BongCrodny

I don’t know what the fuck happened to the Washington Post over the past few years, but maybe they should just sell that fucking rag to Rupert Murdoch and get it over with.

I don’t know…publishing these peoples’ ravings serves a public good, IMO. Like the old saying goes, “You don’t know what the monkey ate until you see the monkey’s shit.”

21 Romantic Heretic  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:25:52pm
No one, it seems, gets within a mile of the White House with any sense of restraint.

Translation:

See how uppity black people are getting these days? It’s a shame. A shame and a horror. People used to know their place.

22 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:28:44pm

re: #16 moderatelyradicalliberal

At this point, I think the Obamas are just trolling the right wing and it is awesome to watch.

It’s not ‘trolling’ until FLOTUS crashes CPAC next month.

23 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:30:13pm

Imagine my utter astonishment upon learning that the above was not a factual statement.

24 Single-handed sailor  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:33:54pm

re: #23 Kragar (Antichrist )

Imagine my utter astonishment upon learning that the above was not a factual statement.

More than 5 years after the Civil War ended?

edited

25 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:35:45pm

re: #22 Decatur Deb

It’s not ‘trolling’ until FLOTUS crashes CPAC next month.

I wonder if they will have a Michelle impersonator there…

26 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:36:06pm

re: #24 Single-handed sailor

5 years after the Civil War ended?

Established by military officers who were tired of soldiers who couldn’t hit the broadside of the barn:

Union Army records for the Civil War indicate that its troops fired about 1,000 rifle shots for each Confederate soldier hit, causing General Burnside to lament his recruits: “Out of ten soldiers who are perfect in drill and the manual of arms, only one knows the purpose of the sights on his gun or can hit the broad side of a barn.”[12] The generals attributed this to the use of volley tactics, devised for earlier, less accurate smoothbore muskets.[13][14]

Recognizing a need for better training, Wingate traveled to Europe and observed European armies’ marksmanship training programs. With plans provided by Wingate, the New York Legislature funded the construction of a modern range at Creedmore, Long Island, for long-range shooting competitions. Wingate then wrote a marksmanship manual.[12]

After winning the British Empire championship at Wimbledon, London, in 1874, the Irish Rifle Team issued a challenge through the New York Herald to riflemen of the United States to raise a team for a long-range match to determine an Anglo-American championship. The NRA organized a team through a subsidiary amateur rifle club. Remington Arms and Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company produced breech-loading weapons for the team. Although muzzle-loading rifles had long been considered more accurate, eight American riflemen won the match firing breech-loading rifles. Publicity of the event generated by the New York Herald helped to establish breech-loading firearms as suitable for military marksmanship training, and promoted the NRA to national prominence.[12]

27 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:37:06pm

re: #25 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if they will have a Michelle impersonator there…

Mommy Dance competition after the straw vote.

28 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:42:07pm

Her salary is wasted money. WaPo would be better served by taking that money and hiring a few interns.

29 Amory Blaine  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:43:50pm

5000+ comments at Rubin’s page.

30 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:43:55pm
31 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:44:01pm

Gotta test something…

32 Aligarr  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:44:11pm

The latent and hidden racism in some Americans can simply no longer be contained at the advent of a Black President of The United States . It’s eating a hole in their gut , as decor , respect , patriotism ,loyalty , common etiquette and plain old decency are tossed out the window shamelessly .

33 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:44:21pm
34 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:44:28pm

Testing something else…

35 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:45:04pm

re: #30 Gus

Straight from the horse’s mouth: [Link: www.nrahq.org…]

It’s almost as if anything Bryan Fischer says is complete bullshit.

36 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:45:42pm

re: #35 Kragar (Antichrist )

It’s almost as if anything Bryan Fischer says is complete bullshit.

That and the people in that video are repeating the same BS.

37 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:46:11pm

Your search - slaves site:nrahq.org - did not match any documents.
Your search - slave site:nrahq.org - did not match any documents.

38 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:53:07pm

re: #35 Kragar (Antichrist )

Basically the NRA was formed so that, if the South rose again, the North could shoot them down faster.

39 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:53:15pm

One more test of Hulu embedded videos in comments - by pasting in the URL of the video:

40 darthstar  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:54:32pm

re: #39 Charles Johnson

One more test of Hulu embedded videos in comments - by pasting in the URL of the video:

[Embedded content]

it works

41 Iwouldprefernotto  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:54:53pm

re: #33 Kragar (Antichrist )

Republican congressman: Dick Cheney is going to hell for the Iraq war

I hope the devil shoots him in the face.

42 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:55:02pm
43 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:55:42pm
44 Bulworth  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:56:17pm
Seriously, if they really had their president’s interests at heart, they’d steer away from encouraging these celebrity appearances.

Concern troll at 11 oclock!

45 Bubblehead II  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:56:35pm

re: #34 Charles Johnson

Testing something else…

[Embedded content]

Well, the embedded video in and of itself was smooth, but the advert prior was choppy. Is this the type of feedback you are looking for?

BTW, Didn’t you post this vid as a page the other night?

46 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:58:46pm

re: #35 Kragar (Antichrist )

It’s almost as if anything Bryan Fischer says is complete bullshit.

Almost???

47 Bubblehead II  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:59:10pm

re: #39 Charles Johnson

One more test of Hulu embedded videos in comments - by pasting in the URL of the video:

[Embedded content]

This one was much smoother. No hang during the advert. Could the difference be because it had been cached before?

48 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:01:25pm

We have liftoff.

This is a nifty technique I’m using to do this - when you post the comment if it finds a link to a Hulu video page, the LGF code reads in that page from Hulu and parses the HTML <meta> tags in its head section to extract the embedded video information. It’s actually looking at the Facebook Open Graph tags, to be even more specific.

It only needs to read the info once, when the comment is posted. If you edit your comment you’ll see the HTML it generates, which looks a little odd because it has embedded metadata.

49 Bulworth  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:02:00pm
It is not enough that President Obama pops up at every sporting event in the nation.

I had no idea this was going on. Every sporting event? Was PBO at the Ronda Rousey fight this weekend? Every basketball game? Every hockey game? I don’t know how the hell he can keep pulling this off once baseball starts. I’d find the topic very hard to believe if it wasn’t coming from Jen Rubin. She’s such a non-bi-partisan, straight shooter, there’s no way she’s just spouting hyperbole. So, it must be truthy. ///

50 Bubblehead II  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:02:07pm

re: #42 Charles Johnson

That one ran smooth, No hang for buffering.

51 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:03:36pm

re: #46 Eclectic Cyborg

Almost???

I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on things like “It’s raining here” or “I had a good sandwich”.

52 Bubblehead II  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:04:05pm

re: #43 Gus

That one was smooth, but short.

C’mon guys, lets try a Jon Stewart segment.

53 Bulworth  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:05:56pm

re: #23 Kragar (Antichrist )

Ah, so the NRA gave them guns. That must be why no Civil Rights Movement was needed 100 freaking years after the Civil War to break down segregation and establish voting rights in the old confederacy. ///

54 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:08:38pm

re: #52 Bubblehead II

That one was smooth, but short.

C’mon guys, lets try a Jon Stewart segment.

55 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:10:13pm

Same technique with SoundCloud…

56 erik_t  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:11:26pm

Incidentally, my weird LGF hang-up issue earlier today was caused by mysterious gremlins and disappeared after I quit and restarted Chrome.

THANKS, OBAMA

57 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:11:54pm

What right-wing anti-Semitism?

58 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:12:47pm

THIS.

59 erik_t  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:13:28pm

re: #57 Vicious Babushka

What right-wing anti-Semitism?

@jcwinchell Ask upset over 1 anti-Jew joke at oscars! Has no problem however, with a feature film glorifying Black on white violence. #TGDN

By extension, we might presume that glorifying other violence is just fine. Just not glorifying black-on-white violence. Because the skin color of the attacker and the attacked matters.

This is my stunned face.

60 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:14:50pm

Same technique with Comedy Central…

61 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:16:35pm

FIREHOSE OF RAGE TWEET #1,674,582 (I just made that # up, it’s probably more)

62 Patricia Kayden  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:18:51pm

re: #2 kirkspencer

And as has been said multiple times: if you didn’t say this about Laura Bush in 2002 your bias is showing.

Exactly! The hypocrisy from Rightwingers burns. They need to save their energy for when Hilary/Bill present an Oscar in 2016.

63 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:20:25pm

re: #60 Charles Johnson

Same technique with Comedy Central…

[Embedded content]

Looks like the Comedy Central videos can go to full screen while the Hulu videos cannot.

64 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:21:26pm

FIREHOSE OF RAGE

65 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:24:00pm

Moochelle fits in well with Hollywood types. Her whole life is pretending to be someone she is not.

Because Twitter guy totally knows who she is. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

66 Bubblehead II  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:24:42pm

re: #54 Gus

[Embedded content]

Better, much better. Charles, will this improve the Vimeo videos as well?

67 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:26:55pm

re: #64 Vicious Babushka

Twitter is becoming more and more surreal to me. I read it as though it’s a person saying it. So when I read that, I read it as though someone’s saying all the hashtags at the end. It’s like it’s an ad, with the legal gibberish thrown in at the end.

Red state rising. Rising and doing what? What are they doing? They are using a hashtag on twitter. That is what they are doing. That’s how far they rise, not enough to make a dachshund look up.

68 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:27:33pm

How horrible? What does that even mean? “Her religion” does not allow the company she manages to provide employees with their choice of health care.

69 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:29:22pm

Hundreds of TGDN wingnut spambots, they’re claiming POTUS has something to do with that?

70 majii  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:29:51pm

Haters are gonna hate, and it happens to be Rubin’s specialty. She simply refuses to acknowledge that being black no longer means that a majority of people hate you. I suggest she finds someone to invent a time machine for her so she can return to 18th Century America where black people “knew” their place.

71 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:30:17pm

re: #67 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Twitter is becoming more and more surreal to me. I read it as though it’s a person saying it. So when I read that, I read it as though someone’s saying all the hashtags at the end. It’s like it’s an ad, with the legal gibberish thrown in at the end.

Red state rising. Rising and doing what? What are they doing? They are using a hashtag on twitter. That is what they are doing. That’s how far they rise, not enough to make a dachshund look up.

72 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:34:46pm
73 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:35:22pm

What right-wing racism & anti-Semitism?

74 Bubblehead II  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:35:41pm

re: #60 Charles Johnson

Same technique with Comedy Central…

[Embedded content]

1 Buffering event. Getting better. But what about Vimeo?

75 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:36:46pm

Those entitled poor people, how dare they have a low-end communication device in case someone wants to contact them about a job interview?

76 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:36:46pm

Twilight Zone - The Invaders

77 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:37:03pm

re: #74 Bubblehead II

Nothing I can do about the speed of video loading … they’re loading from those sites, not from LGF. I’ve noticed Vimeo being very sluggish lately, though.

78 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:37:22pm

FIREHOSE OF RAGE

79 b_sharp  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:38:29pm

re: #59 erik_t

By extension, we might presume that glorifying other violence is just fine. Just not glorifying black-on-white violence. Because the skin color of the attacker and the attacked matters.

This is my stunned face.

Here is my stunned face.Smile on my face

80 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:38:45pm

re: #73 Vicious Babushka

If one of these patriotic, freedom-loving jackholes was sent back in time to when slavery was legal, wouldn’t they take up arms to free the slaves, to fight for the rights of their fellow man? Wouldn’t it be their moral duty to stop a man from whipping a slave, by force if necessary?

De oppresso liber— to free from oppression— is the motto of the US Special Forces, after all.

81 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:40:20pm

re: #80 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

If one of these patriotic, freedom-loving jackholes was sent back in time to when slavery was legal, wouldn’t they take up arms to free the slaves, to fight for the rights of their fellow man? Wouldn’t it be their moral duty to stop a man from whipping a slave, by force if necessary?

De oppresso liber— to free from oppression— is the motto of the US Special Forces, after all.

If they were sent back in time to when slavery was legal, they would buy a bunch!

82 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:40:24pm

This new method of embedding the videos feels a lot less hacky than the old methods I was using - trying to extract the video info from a URL. All they had to do was change the structure of their URLs and the old scheme would break.

This new method is pulling the necessary info from the page’s own metadata, instead of making assumptions about the URL structure. It’s tres elegant.

83 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:41:14pm

If POTUS was even a fraction of the “dictator” that they all claim he is, wouldn’t they all be in a real gulag by now?

84 BongCrodny  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:41:48pm

re: #29 Amory Blaine

5000+ comments at Rubin’s page.

I do take some comfort in the fact that most of the comments (or at least the couple dozen I read) called it out for the nonsense it was.

85 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:42:20pm

re: #80 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

If one of these patriotic, freedom-loving jackholes was sent back in time to when slavery was legal, wouldn’t they take up arms to free the slaves, to fight for the rights of their fellow man? Wouldn’t it be their moral duty to stop a man from whipping a slave, by force if necessary?

De oppresso liber— to free from oppression— is the motto of the US Special Forces, after all.

Those would be the freedom-loving jackholes who drape themselves in the battle flag of the Confederacy without irony.

And not just irony about the slavery. Also about how the South even before the secession movement got rolling routinely violated the civil liberties of anybody suspected of abolitionist activities, and were pretty much a police state that went through your mail, spied on civilian dissidents.

86 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:42:27pm

Your Godwin of the Day

87 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:43:52pm

re: #86 Vicious Babushka

Your Godwin of the Day

Beehive hairdos were popular…for awhile.

OMG Beehive hairdos are like Nazis…!

88 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:44:18pm

Unfortunately, not all sites that feature embeddable videos are following the emerging meta tag standards, Facebook Open Graph and Twitter Cards.

MSNBC is one major video content provider that doesn’t. Still have to make assumptions about URLs with them.

89 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:46:28pm

re: #86 Vicious Babushka

Your Godwin of the Day

Classy that’s an official San Jacinto County Republican Party account.

90 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:46:28pm

re: #86 Vicious Babushka

Your Godwin of the Day

You know who else was popular?

91 darthstar  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:46:28pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

This new method of embedding the videos feels a lot less hacky than the old methods I was using - trying to extract the video info from a URL. All they had to do was change the structure of their URLs and the old scheme would break.

This new method is pulling the necessary info from the page’s own metadata, instead of making assumptions about the URL structure. It’s tres elegant.

You’re parsing like a fucking savage now!

92 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:46:38pm

re: #87 The Ghost of a Flea

Beehive hairdos were popular…for awhile.

OMG Beehive hairdos are like Nazis…!

Bell bottoms.

93 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:51:00pm

re: #91 darthstar

You’re parsing like a fucking savage now!

The regular expressions are gnarly.

94 labman57  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:54:39pm

Hmmm. Do you suppose all of these right wing blowhards took exception when GW appeared on the game show, “Deal or no deal”?

95 ipsos  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:56:22pm

I miss @jrubinbiogger. No fun since that account got shut down.

96 Bubblehead II  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:56:36pm

re: #77 Charles Johnson

Nothing I can do about the speed of video loading … they’re loading from those sites, not from LGF. I’ve noticed Vimeo being very sluggish lately, though.

Damn. I had hoped that your code changes would have help fixed that problem.

Now have you fixed your PayPal problem?

I want to support you, but I refuse to use the PayPal (been screwed by them, twice) system again. I don’t trust them and would like a more secure method.

Any Suggestions?

97 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:56:43pm

FIREHOSE OF RAGE

98 Mattand  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:56:49pm

re: #90 Kragar (Antichrist )

You know who else was popular?

MRS. HITLER!!!!!111TY!!

99 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:57:16pm

Robert Stacy McCain spent today harassing someone who said something nice about me on Twitter:

[Link: theothermccain.com…]

100 darthstar  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:57:39pm

re: #94 labman57

Hmmm. Do you suppose all of these right wing blowhards took exception when GW appeared on the game show, “Deal or no deal”?

After Obama leaves office, Jeopardy should have an ex-presidents week. GHWB, GWB, Clinton, Carter, and Obama. Add living VPs and you’d have 9 contestants…counting the pulseless Cheney.

I’ll take Human Rights Violations for 1,000, Alex.

101 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:59:03pm

re: #99 Charles Johnson

Robert Stacy McCain spent today harassing someone who said something nice about me on Twitter:

[Link: theothermccain.com…]

WTF.

I can’t even…

102 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:00:34pm

FIREHOSE OF RAGE. The Obamas have given up a lot of personal satisfaction by not pwning all of these idiots.

103 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:00:41pm

Apparently winning a popular election (twice) is the first step on the road to dictatorship.

104 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:01:27pm

re: #102 Vicious Babushka

FIREHOSE OF RAGE. The Obamas have given up a lot of personal satisfaction by not pwning all of these idiots.

Dear SP Gordon,

What about you? What have you sacrificed?

105 b_sharp  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:04:13pm

re: #102 Vicious Babushka

FIREHOSE OF RAGE. The Obamas have given up a lot of personal satisfaction by not pwning all of these idiots.

He pays taxes doesn’t he? Once he leaves the WH he’ll have to buy a home and pay taxes on that.

106 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:06:09pm
107 Mich-again  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:08:05pm

The right wing rage grows exponentially in the echo chamber web sites. They are Petri dishes for the bacteria of hate. The extremists look around and see the other microbes just like them and they get the impression their strain must be taking the whole world over.

Then they try running that shit on their Facebook page and at work and their friends and family say, jeesh, there goes that raging asshole again.. It just exposes the wingnuts as a bunch of unhinged loons and chases away more people from their cause than it attracts.

108 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:08:30pm

re: #101 Vicious Babushka

Trying to out the guy’s personal information, just because he said something supportive of me.

109 Bubblehead II  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:09:58pm

Night Lizards. May the Deity Of Your Choice Smile Down Upon You.

Sleep Well

110 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:10:16pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

Trying to out the guy’s personal information, just because he said something supportive of me.

Classy.

111 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:10:21pm

Hi gang,
I was stuck in the snow for 5 hours earlier today, after getting virtually no sleep during the night. This was on I-27 north of Lubbock. The road is still closed as I write this. I was trying to rush home so I could get to sleep ahead of the storm. I have never seen anything remotely like it in this part of the country. It wasn’t particularly cold (28) but the wind blew constantly at 55-60 mph, creating a literal white out. The Highway Patrol said they could send an ambulance if I were having cardiac problems or in danger of hypothermia, but not otherwise. I wasn’t able to sleep in the truck because of the rocking and the howling from the wind. I finally got going and got home in a daze. I just woke up.
I have a good emergency kit in the truck, with food, blankets, instant coffee and a little 12 volt heating element. I had always had doubts about the necessity for it, but not anymore.

To answer Rubin’s question, though:

1. Michelle was invited and she wanted to go.
2. Like other First Ladies, she has taken on the job of promoting worthwhile endeavors.
3. The movie industry, in turn, is worthwhile as a major source of export cash and therefore of employment in this country.

112 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:10:30pm

Prattling paroxysm of rage. That’s all the rwnjs have left. It’s what keeps them warm at night.

And their arguments don’t even make sense. They think that Obama’s a Marxist for showing up and accepting an invite to present at the Oscars, which is capitalism at the core - where every aspect of the show is designed to maximize the profits for the companies and individuals behind the films. It’s conspicuous consumption on the red carpet.

It’s anything but Marxism, but they’re on a roll - so they keep going on and on about it.

And when that isn’t enough, they go off on personal attacks, complaining about FLOTUS’ appearance or anything else.

113 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:10:37pm

re: #106 Vicious Babushka

Name one conservative cause which actually helps anyone.

114 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:11:22pm

re: #113 Kragar (Antichrist )

Name one conservative cause which actually helps anyone.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Helping people get out of Twitter Gulag!

115 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:11:59pm

FIREHOSE OF RAGE, STAY CLASSY TGDN.

116 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:12:33pm

re: #115 Vicious Babushka

I’m glad I don’t get it.

117 gwangung  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:12:53pm

re: #106 Vicious Babushka

In other words, jack shit.

118 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:13:30pm

re: #99 Charles Johnson

Robert Stacy McCain spent today harassing someone who said something nice about me on Twitter:

[Link: theothermccain.com…]

So what was it that set ol’ RS again? I saw you Tweeting some of the old pages about him and figured something was up.

119 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:15:06pm

re: #118 Gus

120 Kronocide  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:15:09pm

re: #116 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I’m glad I don’t get it.

I think the point is: take a bad picture of your target, apply insult, derive satisfaction for you pathetic existence.

Rinse, repeat.

121 Kronocide  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:15:52pm

re: #119 Charles Johnson

Oh noes, not the Double Red Dog Double Down!

122 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:16:26pm
123 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:16:26pm

re: #119 Charles Johnson

Stacy McCain was the 3rd most obnoxious asshole on the Usenet discussion group alt.war.civil.usa.

124 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:17:37pm

re: #119 Charles Johnson

Oh, right. Forgot about that. Hey, you aren’t the only observant of that quality. In fact, wasn’t it Media Matters that came up with “Dumbest Man on the Internet?”

125 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:17:44pm

re: #123 Vicious Babushka

Stacy McCain was the 3rd most obnoxious asshole on the Usenet discussion group alt.war.civil.usa.

Alt.war.civil.usa? Neo-Confederates sitting around, contemplating scenarios where the South beat down dem Yankee devils?

126 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:17:55pm

re: #122 Charles Johnson

127 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:18:59pm

re: #124 Gus

Oh, right. Forgot about that. Hey, you aren’t the only observant of that quality. In fact, wasn’t it Media Matters that came up with “Dumbest Man on the Internet?”

I’m not absolutely sure who has that dubious honor, but I believe I was the first to call him that.

128 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:19:30pm

re: #125 Targetpractice

Alt.war.civil.usa? Neo-Confederates sitting around, contemplating scenarios where the South beat down dem Yankee devils?

It was supposed to be a history discussion group, then some neo-confeds hijacked the conversation. This was back in the day when aol.com was sending out 3.5” diskettes.

129 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:19:39pm

re: #127 Charles Johnson

I’m not absolutely sure who has that dubious honor, but I believe I was the first to call him that.

Here it is.

Jim Hoft: Dumbest Man on the Internet?
Blog ››› September 21, 2010 2:44 PM EDT ››› BEN DIMIERO

130 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:21:09pm

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Hmm, nothing in there saying anything about just political speech. So apparently Bryan thinks free speech can be regulated, but firearms cannot. Good to know

131 Kronocide  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:21:27pm

Most weird is calling the First Lady ‘Moochelle’ because she’s supposedly fat. She’s not even fat.

It would be petty and in bad form to make fun of her for being obese if she actually was. I don’t like to pile on Limbaugh or any others with fat jokes, it’s not necessary.

But Michelle is not fat at all. Makes not one bit of sense.

132 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:21:57pm

The latest RWNJ derp: #ObamasFakeTwitterAcctName

133 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:22:24pm

re: #129 Gus

Here it is.

Jim Hoft: Dumbest Man on the Internet?
Blog >>> September 21, 2010 2:44 PM EDT >>> BEN DIMIERO

I think you’re right - that might have been the first article to use that exact phrase.

134 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:22:53pm

If there is an archive of Usenet alt.war.civil.usa somewhere on Teh Intertubez, you can find Stacy McCain’s nauseating “contributions” from 1996. I just don’t want to. It’s been referenced here before.

135 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:23:35pm

re: #132 Gus

The latest RWNJ derp: #ObamasFakeTwitterAcctName

So all those wingnut spambots at TGDN are really Obamabots? Who knew?

136 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:25:14pm

re: #134 Vicious Babushka

If there is an archive of Usenet alt.war.civil.usa somewhere on Teh Intertubez, you can find Stacy McCain’s nauseating “contributions” from 1996. I just don’t want to. It’s been referenced here before.

No thanks. I’m way over my daily bullshit quota from listening to wingnuts argue out of both sides of their mouths about the sequester.

137 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:25:44pm

re: #131 Kronocide

Most weird is calling the First Lady ‘Moochelle’ because she’s supposedly fat. She’s not even fat.

It would be petty and in bad form to make fun of her for being obese if she actually was. I don’t like to pile on Limbaugh or any others with fat jokes, it’s not necessary.

But Michelle is not fat at all. Makes not one bit of sense.

138 Mich-again  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:26:49pm

re: #130 Kragar (Antichrist )

So the First Amendment is up for interpretation but the 2nd Amendment is to be taken literally. Check!

139 Romantic Heretic  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:27:43pm

re: #83 Vicious Babushka

If POTUS was even a fraction of the “dictator” that they all claim he is, wouldn’t they all be in a real gulag by now?

If they were lucky.

140 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:27:54pm

re: #138 Mich-again

So the First Amendment is up for interpretation but the 2nd Amendment is to be taken literally. Check!

Nah, not literally, else they’d have to abide by that whole “well-regulated” business. They prefer to just shrink it down to “the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

141 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:28:51pm

re: #137 Lidane

Notice how Obama & Moochelle unable to stand in front of camera without a backdrop of people like #Military, teachers or police? #TGDN #tcot

Wake me up when he stages a speech from the deck of an aircraft carrier.

142 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:30:07pm

Thinking about RS McCain’s gross attempt to bully someone who said something nice about me, I remembered that a lot of our best commenters at LGF have also been targets for this kind of harassment.

And I want to say thanks. I really appreciate those of you who’ve stuck through all the changes and continued to contribute valuable info and opinions at LGF despite the many attempts to bully you into silence.

143 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:31:10pm

Laser-like focus, etc. —

144 freetoken  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:31:19pm

This is America:


A rare glimpse into a survivalist ‘militia’

American photographer Brian Blanco gained rare access to a group of survivalists in Florida. The North Florida Survival Group trains children and adults alike to handle weapons and survive in the wild. The group passionately supports the right of U.S. citizens to bear arms and its website states that it aims to teach “patriots to survive in order to protect and defend our Constitution against all enemy threats.” In December, Mr. Blanco spent a day photographing the group. It was six days before the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn. He wrote about the photo shoot in his blog.

[…]

“When I first got into this, I thought I’d never have to use these skills in my lifetime, but we as citizens have a duty to defend the Constitution,” Foster said. “Now it looks like groups like ours are going to be called up to defend the Constitution even if it means using force.

The government is trying to disarm us,” Jim said.

“There weren’t enough dead bodies to do it before, but now they’ve got the bodies of 26 dead kids and I’m afraid that’s enough for them to get what they want,” he said, referring to the 20 children and six adults who were shot at Sandy Hook.

145 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:32:45pm
146 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:32:51pm

OUTRAGE!

Link goes to Allahpundit.

147 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:33:27pm

My favorite Stacy McCain joke from back in the day:

R.S. McCain is walking along the beach, when he finds a bottle in the sand. He opens the bottle and a genie appears! “You are my master, and I am here to grant you 3 wishes!”

Oh boy! This is my lucky day! Stacy McCain says to the genie, “I want to go back in time to 1861!”

“It shall be granted!” said the genie.

“And I want the South to win!”

“Done!”

“And I want to live on a big plantation!”

“Your wish is my command!” The genie claps his hands and disappears in a puff of smoke. Stacy McCain finds himself standing in the middle of a cotton field. He is wearing coarse clothes, and has a bag of cotton bolls around his neck. He feels the whip of the overseer!

“Hey wait!” says McCain but he hears the voice of the genie: “I gave you 3 wishes SUCKER and I didn’t hear you say you wanted to be a white man!”

148 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:33:43pm

re: #138 Mich-again

So the First Amendment is up for interpretation but the 2nd Amendment is to be taken literally. Check!

Nope, the 2nd Amendment isn’t to be taken seriously either. They want to disregard the well regulated part completely.

149 freetoken  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:34:10pm

re: #146 Lidane

Not only does Chuck Hagel still make his wives wear burqas, he now hates white people too.

150 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:34:28pm

re: #143 Lidane

Laser-like focus, etc. —

Yes, despite similar attempts failing spectacularly in other red states, and constant moaning about rising government spending, the Indiana GOP feels the best way to spend its money is to guilt-trip welfare recipients for not having the good fortune of being rich.

151 BongCrodny  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:34:41pm

re: #100 darthstar

After Obama leaves office, Jeopardy should have an ex-presidents week. GHWB, GWB, Clinton, Carter, and Obama. Add living VPs and you’d have 9 contestants…counting the pulseless Cheney.

I’ll take Human Rights Violations for 1,000, Alex.

Don’t know if you saw Jeopardy tonight, but it was the first night of their Tournament of Champions — and one of the categories was “A Binder Full Of Women.”

Think there might be a closet lefty or two on Jeopardy. :-)

152 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:36:09pm

re: #145 Gus

They’re still trying.

Tomorrow is gonna be such a disappointment for them. Weeks of whining, ranting, and raving, and it will (once again) amount to absolutely nothing. Wait, scratch that, they’ve given the GOP some measure of cover for being craven partisan douchebags.

153 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:36:57pm

Back, and to the left. Back, and to the left:

Link goes to Breitbart.

154 ProBosniaLiberal  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:38:48pm

To go back to my previous post today, I found what Final Fantasy 8 describes Ellone as. From the Ultimania:

The Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania[1] explains that Ellone’s ability to connect to the mind of another, is a same kind of process as when a person junctions a Guardian Force; one’s consciousness can’t be connected to another without an intermediary with a special ability - a Guardian Force, Ellone herself, or the Junction Machine Ellone.

Apparently, Ellone is some sort of mortal Demigod. Who has significant control over time.

Which actually creates a really interesting question in Final Fantasy 8. Who in the hell were her parents?

155 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:39:05pm

re: #153 Lidane

Back, and to the left. Back, and to the left:

Link goes to Breitbart.

The most disappointing Bill Hicks skit.

156 lawhawk  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:39:57pm

re: #130 Kragar (Antichrist )

Rather odd how that works. The Supreme Court identifies limits on the 1st - the plain language of which is unrestricted (including for defamation, obscenity, pornography, fighting words, etc.), and he’s perfectly fine with that, but ignores that the same Supreme Court has ruled that reasonable restrictions are constitutional and claims that there’s no way anyone can even claim to restrict firearms access, even when the plain language indicates restriction.

It’s cognitive dissonance, but that’s part and parcel of the right wingers.

157 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:40:22pm

re: #153 Lidane

Back, and to the left. Back, and to the left:

Link goes to Breitbart.

Anything to deflect from the fact Judicial Watch’s founder is a pedophile.

158 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:40:34pm

re: #155 Gus

The most disappointing Bill Hicks skit.

I was thinking about this:

159 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:41:34pm

re: #158 Lidane

I was thinking about this:

[Embedded content]

This.

160 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:41:59pm

So the RWNJs are now going full bore “there was second shooter?”

161 freetoken  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:45:52pm

re: #160 Gus

Alex Jones has led them into the twilight of sanity.

162 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:46:09pm

re: #160 Gus

So the RWNJs are now going full bore “there was second shooter?”

With all the Alex Jones/Infowars/JBS derp on the right these days, it wouldn’t surprise me.

163 Amory Blaine  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:46:22pm

re: #143 Lidane

Laser-like focus, etc. —

Boy them conservatives sure are on the ropes.

/eyeroll.

164 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:47:43pm

re: #160 Gus

So the RWNJs are now going full bore “there was second shooter?”

IT COULD BE ANYTHING!

It would be irresponsible not to ask questions.
/

165 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:47:45pm

re: #144 freetoken

This is America:

A rare glimpse into a survivalist ‘militia’

New in pages, Man Arrested for Pulling Gun in Line (desperate ammo hoarders outside Gander Mountain store) These lines of hoarders seem to be forming all over the country. It is only a matter of time (days or hours, not months), before an incident in an ammo line leads to a short but very lethal shoot-out.

166 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:48:26pm
167 freetoken  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:49:28pm

re: #165 Shiplord Kirel

I wonder if all the rwnjs and survivalists are going to go and do one massive David Koresh type of thing.

168 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:49:44pm

Heh:

169 ProBosniaLiberal  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:50:00pm

re: #160 Gus

Back when Discovery produced Educational Stuff, I remember seeing a Practical Documentary about the Assassination. Unsolved History or something like that.

Seeing that, I really have no reason to doubt the official story of the Kennedy Assassination.

There are exactly two incidents I am suspicious of. The Sinking of the MV Estonia in 1994, and the death of King Mohammad V of Morocco in 1961. And the second one because elements of the US Government at the time were suspicious of the event.

170 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:50:52pm

re: #167 freetoken

I wonder if all the rwnjs and survivalists are going to go and do one massive David Koresh type of thing.

Takes more leadership than is evident.

171 erik_t  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:53:01pm

re: #165 Shiplord Kirel

It is only a matter of time (days or hours, not months), before an incident in an ammo line leads to a short but very lethal shoot-out.

I’ll be honest. I will laugh, and I will not feel bad. Maybe for kids left behind or something, but not for the morons involved.

172 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:53:10pm

GOP can’t seem to decide whether to shit or go blind with the sequester. After weeks of bemoaning the “gutting” of the military and the suggestion that Obama is allowing the sequester to happen in order to hurt them, now they’re out there arguing that the sequester “won’t be that bad.” That sounds more like wishful thinking than anything else.

173 makeitstop  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:53:32pm

re: #160 Gus

So the RWNJs are now going full bore “there was second shooter?”

Time Traveler Obama!!1tY!

174 jaunte  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:56:18pm

re: #172 Targetpractice

GOP can’t seem to decide whether to shit or go blind with the sequester. After weeks of bemoaning the “gutting” of the military and the suggestion that Obama is allowing the sequester to happen in order to hurt them, now they’re out there arguing that the sequester “won’t be that bad.” That sounds more like wishful thinking than anything else.

They’re about to take the Obama-blaming up past eleven, and break the knob off.

175 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:56:52pm

re: #140 Targetpractice

Nah, not literally, else they’d have to abide by that whole “well-regulated” business. They prefer to just shrink it down to “the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

Also, a militia—an irregular military unit assembled to defend the nation against aggressors—is reinterpreted as “roving armed persons acting as amateur law enforcement.”

176 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:56:57pm

Derp.

177 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:59:05pm
178 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:59:05pm

And finally, the dorks join in.

179 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:59:20pm

re: #174 jaunte

They’re about to take the Obama-blaming up past eleven, and break the knob off.

It’s the usual. You know, Obama’s to blame because they claim he “forced” them to put a gun to the economy’s head and pull the trigger. Now their biggest hope is that the economy doesn’t die, just spends the time between now and next November in a vegetative state.

180 Petero1818  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:02:40pm

Ha. Chris Christie not invited to CPAC. Classic.

181 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:02:52pm

re: #177 Lidane

My mother informed us the other day that she’s possibly going to be part of that 800K, meaning she’d be only working four days a week for the rest of the year. Which means more belt-tightening ‘round the house, less money to spend, and more economic contraction.

But I’m sure that after these cuts, the Confidence Fairy will surely grace America and convince all those miserly billionaires to open their wallets to begin investing again.////

182 William Barnett-Lewis  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:04:10pm

re: #167 freetoken

I wonder if all the rwnjs and survivalists are going to go and do one massive David Koresh type of thing.

No.

I expect two or three waco level events and at least 12 ruby ridge level events before the midterms though. Nut cases are looking for excuses to be martyrs.

One or more OK City level events will happen if the GOP gets curb-stomped in the midterms.

183 freetoken  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:05:49pm

re: #182 William Barnett-Lewis

I agree with the Ruby Ridge stuff - sometime during the next few years I expect some survivalist family to pull a similar stunt.

If Obama can ever get federal gun legislation through Congress - and I doubt that - there will be those who will go Ruby Ridge.

184 jaunte  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:05:52pm

re: #177 Lidane

“We are doing everything possible to limit the worst effects on DOD personnel — but I regret that our flexibility within the law is extremely limited,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wrote in a message to the department. “The president has used his legal authority to exempt military personnel funding from sequestration, but we have no legal authority to exempt civilian personnel funding from reductions.”

My son-in-law just retired after 20 years in the Air Force. Heck of a time to be looking for a civilian job in his skill area.

185 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:05:54pm

re: #180 Petero1818

Ha. Chris Christie not invited to CPAC. Classic.

He’s doomed. As for CPAC. No Christie, no gays. I wonder if they’ll invite the VDARE racists again.

186 Kronocide  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:06:32pm

Twitchy: The Gossip Section of the Right Wing Nut-O-Sphere.

As if it all isn’t one big petty gossip section.

187 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:07:08pm

re: #185 Gus

He’s doomed. As for CPAC. No Christie, no gays. I wonder if they’ll invite the VDARE racists again.

Think CPAC is becoming less significant for who does show up and more significant for who’s getting the door slammed in their face.

188 erik_t  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:07:22pm

re: #181 Targetpractice

My mother informed us the other day that she’s possibly going to be part of that 800K, meaning she’d be only working four days a week for the rest of the year. Which means more belt-tightening ‘round the house, less money to spend, and more economic contraction.

I’m expecting something similar. My irritation is… considerable.

Party of personal responsibility refuses to pay me for work for which they contracted me, film at 11 oops j/k we can’t afford film

189 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:09:38pm

re: #188 erik_t

I’m expecting something similar. My irritation is… considerable.

Party of personal responsibility refuses to pay me for work for which they contracted me, film at 11 oops j/k we can’t afford film

Ayep. But you can be sure that they’ll expect her to put in the same level of work, to meet the same deadlines they’ve already set, and will penalize her if the 8 hours of work she’s no longer able to do weekly causes her to fall behind.

190 freetoken  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:09:46pm

re: #185 Gus

He’s doomed. As for CPAC. No Christie, no gays. I wonder if they’ll invite the VDARE racists again.

But Willard will be there.

191 erik_t  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:10:23pm

re: #189 Targetpractice

Ayep. But you can be sure that they’ll expect her to put in the same level of work, to meet the same deadlines they’ve already set, and will penalize her if the 8 hours of work she’s no longer able to do weekly causes her to fall behind.

Eight? Hah.

Would you like to guess the last Saturday I wasn’t in the office?

Start with the year.

192 dragonath  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:14:41pm

re: #89 Gus

Classy that’s an official San Jacinto County Republican Party account.

It’s could be one of these guys

Image: 4f99c524ebdb3.image.jpg

193 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:16:57pm

re: #191 erik_t

Eight? Hah.

Would you like to guess the last Saturday I wasn’t in the office?

Start with the year.

Hell, in her case 8 hours is conservative. She works at the local naval hospital doing inventory work and can spend weeks on end work 3-4 hours overtime just to get everything tracked down, scanned, entered into the database, and anything not found or new properly accounted for. And being a hospital, if she’s supposed to be working in a high-traffic area, like an ER, then she might be waiting hours for a room to be clear for her to get in there and everything sorted out.

Anybody who thinks that public sector employees get cushy, no-hassle jobs with Cadillac benefits and no sense of work ethic have no fucking clue what they’re talking about.

194 freetoken  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:18:43pm

Little Mitt Romney,
Went to a CPAC,
Eating his words and hay;
A racist cracked a hymn,
And sang it beside him,
And frightened Mitt Romney away.

195 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:21:39pm

re: #185 Gus

He’s doomed. As for CPAC. No Christie, no gays. I wonder if they’ll invite the VDARE racists again.

They’re excited they’ve got Rick Perry coming.

196 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:22:39pm

re: #195 Kragar (Antichrist )

They’re excited they’ve got Rick Perry coming.

I’m sure the people of Texas will be happy to be rid of him for awhile. Last I heard, his prospects for reelection are not looking pretty.

197 jaunte  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:22:47pm

re: #195 Kragar (Antichrist )

They’re excited they’ve got Rick Perry coming.

That’s a good definition of low standards.

198 dragonath  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:26:48pm

Whoa, check out these insane comments on a National Review article about GOProud.

199 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:27:22pm

re: #196 Targetpractice

I’m sure the people of Texas will be happy to be rid of him for awhile. Last I heard, his prospects for reelection are not looking pretty.

I would love to see Goodhair bounced out on his ass. I’m tired of hearing about him.

I hope that Julian Castro runs for governor. That would be awesome. I’d totally volunteer for his campaign.

200 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:31:23pm

re: #198 dragonath

Whoa, check out these insane comments on a National Review article about GOProud.

Voice of reason speaks up, tells wingnuts that they cannot have a path forward by stewing in their own bass-ackwardness. Wingnuts respond that the problem is not that they’re bass-ackwards, it’s that everybody else doesn’t think like them.

201 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:32:48pm

re: #198 dragonath

Whoa, check out these insane comments on a National Review article about GOProud.

Winston Blake glennd1 • 3 hours ago

born gay = birth defect

All men are born of a woman.

Mammals evolve heterosexually.

I’m glad I don’t have to deal with morons like this on LGF.

202 Gus  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:34:53pm

BarbarianAtTheGate RightEveryTime • 12 hours ago

Precisely. The favored trick of the left in this area is to posit the behavior as ‘natural’ - as if that ends the question of the behavior’s moral content, or biological inadequacy.

Wut?

203 jaunte  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:35:23pm

re: #200 Targetpractice

“Meanwhile, the active, purposeful decision to leave it out in the cold gives the Left — see Chris Hayes — a cudgel with which to beat the Right for its implied intolerance. And unlike, say, the mythic “war on women,” they will kind of have a point.”

Lol.

204 Lidane  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:39:02pm

re: #203 jaunte

Er, what? Why are they name checking Chris Hayes? I’m confused.

205 jaunte  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:40:52pm

re: #204 Lidane

He’s been reporting on the story:

There was a minor dustup when GOProud was asked to move along at last year’s conference after the group had served as a sponsor in the previous two years, and the story has been given fresh oxygen by progressive MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who said that he would accept an invitation to appear on a CPAC panel (opposite Ralph Reed) only if GOProud were welcomed back into the fold. Though I don’t agree with Hayes on much, he’s right on this one. Here are five reasons why.[Link: www.nationalreview.com…]

206 Mich-again  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:19:23pm

re: #142 Charles Johnson

Thinking about RS McCain’s gross attempt to bully someone who said something nice about me, I remembered that a lot of our best commenters at LGF have also been targets for this kind of harassment.

And I want to say thanks. I really appreciate those of you who’ve stuck through all the changes and continued to contribute valuable info and opinions at LGF despite the many attempts to bully you into silence.

I couldn’t give two shits about what any of them say to me. Actually they leave me alone mostly because after one or two zingers they give up and block me so their “followers” won’t have to watch. ha.

207 ReamWorks SKG  Tue, Feb 26, 2013 8:55:53am

I didn’t hear the wingnuts complaining when Nancy Reagan was on Diff’rent Strokes, or Betty Ford was on Mary Tyler Moore.


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