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1 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:15:34am

Should have been a musician.

2 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:17:22am

They got any Theremins?

3 Charles Johnson  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:19:12am

re: #2 Kragar (Antichrist )

They got any Theremins?

You betcha: Theremins!

4 Dr. Matt  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:22:24am

Oh yeah, but do they have any of THESE:

5 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:24:28am

re: #4 Dr. Matt

Oh yeah, but do they have any of THESE:

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or one of these:

6 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:24:48am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

You betcha: Theremins!

Oooh, a Stylophone!

“If only we had someone who could make annoying sounds!”

“My time has come.”

7 Dr. Matt  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:26:41am

re: #5 NJDhockeyfan

or one of these:

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That was pretty freakn’ amazing.

8 allegro  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:29:18am

My only musical instrument these days is my voice. When I start to sing, my dogs jump up all wide-eyed and lick my face, the dogs next door howl and howl. I must be very good. :D

9 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:30:51am

DERP.

10 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:32:52am

re: #8 allegro

My only musical instrument these days is my voice. When I start to sing, my dogs jump up all wide-eyed and lick my face, the dogs next door howl and howl. I must be very good. :D

I learned long ago the proper way to balance my lack of vocal range was to simply apply more volume and enthusiasm. It was how I got an entire busload of marines to all sing along to “How’s it gonna be.”

11 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:34:33am

re: #9 Vicious Babushka

DERP.

And then they have a second kid, and it becomes the quadrilateral of confusion, then a third and its the Pentagram of Parental angst, and a fourth…

12 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:35:06am

DERP.

13 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:36:46am

re: #12 Vicious Babushka

DERP.

Yeah community organizers who work to improve communities are just awful people but the executive who gives himself a bonus 100 times the median income in this country is a patriot.

14 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:37:03am

FLOTUS IS STARVING ARE CHILDRENS!!!111!!!!TY


15 Tigger2  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:41:56am

re: #14 Vicious Babushka

And all the while GulfGogs party is cutting funding for WIC and other programs for the poor that helps feed hungry kids.

16 Killgore Trout  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:42:21am

This is interesting

U.S. Disavows 2 Drone Strikes Over Pakistan

“They were not ours,” said one of the officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the drone program’s secrecy. “We haven’t had any kinetic activity since January.”

What exactly took place in those remote tribal villages, far from outside scrutiny, is unclear. But the Americans’ best guess is that one or possibly both of the strikes were carried out by the Pakistani military and falsely attributed to the C.I.A. to avoid criticism from the Pakistani public.

E-mail and phone messages seeking comment from the Pakistani military were not returned.

If the American version is true, it is a striking irony: In the early years of the drone campaign, the Pakistani Army falsely claimed responsibility for American drone strikes in an attempt to mask C.I.A. activities on its soil. Now, the Americans suggest, the Pakistani military may be using the same program to disguise its own operations.

17 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:43:01am

re: #15 Tigger2

And all the while GulfGogs party is cutting funding for WIC and other programs for the poor that helps feed hungry kids.

But that’s derr socialism, derr.

18 Professor Chaos  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:43:03am

So many goodies and nothing that I really need….

19 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:43:20am

re: #15 Tigger2

And all the while GulfGogs party is cutting funding for WIC and other programs for the poor that helps feed hungry kids.

While sending foreign aid to kids in other countries.

20 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:43:30am

ALL HE DOES IS GIVE THEM MOAR FREE STUFF!!!111!!!!


21 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:44:16am

Everyone here should be very glad I don’t sing for you.

22 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:44:26am

re: #16 Killgore Trout

This is interesting

U.S. Disavows 2 Drone Strikes Over Pakistan

If the American version is true, it is a striking irony: In the early years of the drone campaign, the Pakistani Army falsely claimed responsibility for American drone strikes in an attempt to mask C.I.A. activities on its soil. Now, the Americans suggest, the Pakistani military may be using the same program to disguise its own operations.

Boooooooo.

23 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:45:11am

re: #21 FemNaziBitch

Everyone here should be very glad I don’t sing for you.

I’d gladly put up the video of myself on Canadian Idol (yes, I auditioned in 2004, but I’d prefer to not reveal my real name).

24 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:45:33am

They’re still running around screaming about the “Obama tanks.” Last night I was trying to Storify the Twitter crackpots and collected of 3,000 Tweets alone. That doesn’t include re-Tweets. And that’s just Twitter. These people have lost their marbles.

25 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:46:15am

re: #20 Vicious Babushka

They seem to believe that if you take something away from someone, that will serve to inspire them to work hard to get it back.

26 Varek Raith  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:46:22am

32 quadrillion warships!

27 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:46:53am

DERP

28 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:47:06am

re: #24 Gus

They’re still running around screaming about the “Obama tanks.” Last night I was trying to Storify the Twitter crackpots and collected of 3,000 Tweets alone. That doesn’t include re-Tweets. And that’s just Twitter. These people have lost their marbles.

I know the nature of the term, but the sci-fi buff in me just visualized a huge cloning room filled with Obamas in giant water tanks.

29 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:47:23am

re: #25 Eclectic Cyborg

They seem to believe that if you take something away from someone, that will serve to inspire them to work hard to get it back.

More like to cause them to commit a vote.

30 Tigger2  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:47:34am

re: #20 Vicious Babushka

What has the Republican Party done for the Blacks over the last couple generations except villainize them to gain votes.

31 Varek Raith  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:47:44am

re: #27 Vicious Babushka

DERP

Holy contradictions Batman!

32 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:48:06am

re: #27 Vicious Babushka

DERP

HE”S EVERYTHING I HATE.

33 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:48:47am

re: #31 Varek Raith

Holy contradictions Batman!

It wouldn’t be an anti Obama rant without that. HE’S A MONARCHIST SOCIALIST NAZI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

34 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:49:16am

This outrageous outrage is VIRAL!!!!!!111111TY

35 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:49:58am

WTF?

36 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:50:35am

TCOT is a good argument for higher investment in education.

37 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:50:45am
38 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:50:50am

Any igloo building advice from the Lizard database?

39 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:50:53am

re: #35 Vicious Babushka

WTF?

He’s talking about the whole “Let’s ban cars then!” argument against gun laws.

40 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:51:20am

re: #32 HappyWarrior

HE”S EVERYTHING I HATE.

Or think I hate because I really don’t know shit about what I am talking about.

41 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:51:38am

re: #37 Kragar (Antichrist )

Wow, Fischer jumps up a few scales on the douche-O-meter 5000.

42 Varek Raith  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:51:39am

re: #38 FemNaziBitch

Any igloo building advice from the Lizard database?

Yeah, I’m going to get a crap ton of snow tomorrow.
Need igloo advice too.
:)

43 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:52:27am

re: #42 Varek Raith

Yeah, I’m going to get a crap ton of snow tomorrow.
Need igloo advice too.
:)

Multiple layers of loose fitting clothes to trap air.

44 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:52:58am

re: #38 FemNaziBitch

Any igloo building advice from the Lizard database?

Well I’m from Canada eh, so I know a thing or two about Igloos.

You’ll need a few things:

- A lot of snow
- A lot of ice
- Some beer
- And some buddies

Oh and some warm clothes obviously. Don’t forget your touque!

45 Tigger2  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:53:30am

re: #43 Kragar (Antichrist )

Multiple layers of loose fitting clothes to trap air.

That is good advise., I love to see someone put on one big thing and wonder why they’re cold.

46 Varek Raith  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:53:47am

8-12 inches.
:/

47 S'latch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:54:24am

How to littlegreenfootballs on iPhone please?

48 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:54:42am

re: #39 Eclectic Cyborg

He’s talking about the whole “Let’s ban cars then!” argument against gun laws.

IF ONLY THAT LIVERY CAB DRIVER IN BROOKLYN HAD A GUN HE COULD HAVE SHOT THAT DRUNK DRIVER!!!!111111

49 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:54:55am

I’m thinking we’ll need a hose to facilitate block making. The snow is very wet right now.

50 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:55:05am
51 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:55:19am

re: #47 S’latch

How to littlegreenfootballs on iPhone please?

iTunes, search for Little Green Footballs. Subscribe.

52 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:55:26am

A little tidbit from the weirdos at Business Insider:

Update: An earlier version of this post included a figure of over 2,700 vehicles, as cited from the original RT link. This figure likely comes from a press release from Navistar Defense, mentioning delivery of 2,717 to the U.S. Marine Corps. A DHS Spokesman confirmed with Business Insider that they have only 16 nationwide.

Notice how useless, and Kremlin owned, Russia Today got dibs on the stupidity as well.

53 Varek Raith  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:55:34am

re: #50 Kragar (Antichrist )

Go get em, wolverine.

54 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:55:57am

re: #50 Kragar (Antichrist )

Hrm. I’m not sure about the efficacy of mounting a turret on a cannon. I think that perhaps there might be a better way, somehow.

55 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:56:05am

re: #42 Varek Raith

Yeah, I’m going to get a crap ton of snow tomorrow.
Need igloo advice too.
:)

You’ve got that big laser to melt the snow with, don’t you?

56 Bulworth  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:56:13am

re: #34 Vicious Babushka

True. It starves them for up to three or maybe even four hours between meals. Awful. Outrageous outrage-orama./

57 Tigger2  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:56:22am

re: #42 Varek Raith

Yeah, I’m going to get a crap ton of snow tomorrow.
Need igloo advice too.
:)

No big fires inside./

58 Varek Raith  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:56:28am

re: #54 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Hrm. I’m not sure about the efficacy of mounting a turret on a cannon. I think that perhaps there might be a better way, somehow.

Just roll with it.

59 geoffm33  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:56:58am

re: #49 FemNaziBitch

I’m thinking we’ll need a hose to facilitate block making. The snow is very wet right now.

Back in college we used recycling bins for the blocks. Made quite the igloo.

60 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:57:13am

re: #58 Varek Raith

Just roll with it.

or spin around on top!

61 S'latch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:57:14am

re: #51 FemNaziBitch

iTunes? Srsly?

62 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:57:31am

re: #59 geoffm33

Back in college we used recycling bins for the blocks. Made quite the igloo.

Yeah, but aren’t they too big?

63 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:57:39am

re: #61 S’latch

iTunes? Srsly?

s’rsly!

64 Bulworth  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:57:55am

re: #50 Kragar (Antichrist )

I fondly remember the dayz when the DHS was the greatest conservative creation ever./

65 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:57:56am

re: #59 geoffm33

Back in college we used recycling bins for the blocks. Made quite the igloo.

Milk crates could work too if you have them. Possibly simply as a mold for the blocks if nothing else.

66 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:58:41am

re: #65 Feline Fearless Leader

Milk crates could work too if you have them. Possibly simply as a mold for the blocks if nothing else.

too small.

Goldilocks wants something just right.

67 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:59:04am

Ok, Brunettelocks.

68 S'latch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:00:07am

re: #63 FemNaziBitch

iTunes search for littlegreenfootballs = no results for “littlegreenfootballs”

69 Bulworth  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:00:12am

re: #50 Kragar (Antichrist )

Is it really possible for these numbnuts to not understand that the government controls teh military and already has tons and gigatons of weaponry and awesome sh&t designed to annihilate all kinds of stuff? Their new fixation on the DHS is really weird. Not seeing the Forest and trees and all like that.

70 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:00:24am

re: #37 Kragar (Antichrist )

Then I hope he enjoys his idea of conservatism falling into obscurity.

71 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:00:58am

re: #66 FemNaziBitch

too small.

Goldilocks wants something just right.

Oh, looking for pre-fab shelter to just cover with snow - not collecting snow into construction blocks to build the structure.

Hmm…

72 geoffm33  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:01:07am

re: #62 FemNaziBitch

We had 4 or 5 people so it wasn’t too heavy. It was more of a fort than an igloo. ie: All walls and an entry way. If we had to put a roof on it, the blocks would have been too big. So maybe not the best idea!

73 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:01:49am
74 Tigger2  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:02:07am

re: #64 Bulworth

I fondly remember the dayz when the DHS was the greatest conservative creation ever./

That was back before we had one of those ( you know who ) Presidents. /

75 Decatur Deb  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:02:37am

re: #71 Feline Fearless Leader

Oh, looking for pre-fab shelter to just cover with snow - not collecting snow into construction blocks to build the structure.

Hmm…

Camping dome tent.

76 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:02:46am

re: #68 S’latch

iTunes search for littlegreenfootballs = no results for “littlegreenfootballs”

holy shit. I can’t find it either.

There is probably a link somewhere on the sidebar on this page.

77 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:03:38am

re: #73 Vicious Babushka

We need a twitter tax.

78 geoffm33  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:03:43am

re: #76 FemNaziBitch

holy shit. I can’t find it either.

There is probably a link somewhere on the sidebar on this page.

What exactly was in iTunes for LGF? Podcast? App?

79 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:03:49am

re: #75 Decatur Deb

Camping dome tent.

That might work - though it will need some initial internal/external reinforcement to hold snow weight until it compacts enough to be weight bearing on its own.

80 jaunte  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:04:04am

re: #73 Vicious Babushka

Good to see he supports ending corporate welfare.

81 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:04:06am

FOUND the LGF cookbook on iTunes books, tho.

82 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:04:18am

re: #78 geoffm33

What exactly was in iTunes for LGF? Podcast? App?

I think it’s an app.

83 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:04:18am

re: #73 Vicious Babushka

On behalf of all Steelers fans, I apologize for this idiot. Anyhow ban free stuff, ban welfare bums, ban liberals? So he’s suggesting that that government ban all services it provides and ban people. Yeah that makes total sense. Maybe he’d benefit from some “free stuff” because he sure could benefit from reality.

84 Decatur Deb  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:04:20am

re: #79 Feline Fearless Leader

That might work - though it will need some initial internal/external reinforcement to hold snow weight until it compacts enough to be weight bearing on its own.

Image: dome_tent.jpg

85 erik_t  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:05:04am

re: #71 Feline Fearless Leader

Oh, looking for pre-fab shelter to just cover with snow - not collecting snow into construction blocks to build the structure.

Hmm…

That’s going to be tricky, because it’s probably going to need to be rather rigid to both (a) support the weight of unpacked snow and (b) allow snow to be packed on top of it rather than just flexing the structure. You’ll probably need to disassemble it from within the structure (assuming you want to end up with a bare snow wall), and that’s not a common requirement.

I think you’re going to find that a structure that satisfies your requirements is going to be expensive, esoteric or both. Geodesic dome or something.

86 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:05:05am

re: #80 jaunte

Good to see he supports ending corporate welfare.

THEY R TEH HARD WORKING JRRB CREATERS!111!!!!!!

87 Bulworth  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:05:08am

re: #50 Kragar (Antichrist )

Do these dim lights know about the National Guard that exists in like every state? From what I understand, today’s NG had its origins in the days after Reconstruction when the government sought to prevent worker-strikes, and wanted to formalize the state militias.

88 Killgore Trout  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:05:29am

re: #38 FemNaziBitch

Any igloo building advice from the Lizard database?

Create a big mound of snow, spray it down with a garden hose and allow the outside to harden. Then just dig out the center.

89 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:06:24am

DERP RAGE

90 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:06:29am

I haven’t opend the app on my phone in ages, I’m old and it is too hard to comment on it.

91 Decatur Deb  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:06:30am

re: #79 Feline Fearless Leader

That might work - though it will need some initial internal/external reinforcement to hold snow weight until it compacts enough to be weight bearing on its own.

If you pack the snow firmly as you rise, it will become a self-supporting structure. (A real igloo is a single spiral of blocks narrowing in to the top. It is self-supporting all through the construction.)

92 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:06:38am

re: #88 Killgore Trout

Create a big mound of snow, spray it down with a garden hose and allow the outside to harden. Then just dig out the center.

How many licks does it take the giant snow owls to reach the chewy center once it has been completed and occupied?
;)

93 S'latch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:06:55am

App Store search for littlegreenfootballs = no results for “littlegreenfootballs”

94 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:07:07am

We’re people who bitch about people on welfare getting a little bit to survive but we hardly blink an eye at corporate welfare. So sick of this double standard. If you don’t like welfare, fine, that’s your right but at least get as angry at the widespread corporate giveaways to people who don’t need it. At least welfare recipients need the assistance they’re applying for. Corporate welfare is just giving the haves even more. And that frankly should disturb anyone left or right more than a poor family getting help.

95 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:08:24am

re: #93 S’latch

App Store search for littlegreenfootballs = no results for “littlegreenfootballs”

I think Charles will have to answer this question.

96 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:08:30am

re: #94 HappyWarrior

We’re people who bitch about people on welfare getting a little bit to survive but we hardly blink an eye at corporate welfare. So sick of this double standard. If you don’t like welfare, fine, that’s your right but at least get as angry at the widespread corporate giveaways to people who don’t need it. At least welfare recipients need the assistance they’re applying for. Corporate welfare is just giving the haves even more. And that frankly should disturb anyone left or right more than a poor family getting help.

97 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:09:21am

re: #94 HappyWarrior

We’re people who bitch about people on welfare getting a little bit to survive but we hardly blink an eye at corporate welfare. So sick of this double standard. If you don’t like welfare, fine, that’s your right but at least get as angry at the widespread corporate giveaways to people who don’t need it. At least welfare recipients need the assistance they’re applying for. Corporate welfare is just giving the haves even more. And that frankly should disturb anyone left or right more than a poor family getting help.

These people also need an understanding of the causes and results of a “bread riot” are. No safety net is a *bad* thing. It’s inefficient for a society since you waste human potential, you spend a lot of resources on internal security, and there ends up being a lot of internal waste and destruction.

98 Targetpractice  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:10:05am

re: #96 Vicious Babushka

Taxation without representation?

99 jaunte  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:10:22am

re: #96 Vicious Babushka

That standard covers a lot more people than he thinks.

100 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:10:28am

re: #97 Feline Fearless Leader

These people also need an understanding of the causes and results of a “bread riot” are. No safety net is a *bad* thing. It’s inefficient for a society since you waste human potential, you spend a lot of resources on internal security, and there ends up being a lot of internal waste and destruction.

It’s economically unsound not to have a safety net.

Then again, If you want to have more people in prison to use as slave labor, it’s the way to go.

*grr*

101 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:10:37am

DERP. RAGE.

102 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:10:50am

bbl, of to build an igloo.

103 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:11:19am

DerpNC is the same idiot who was Tweeting photos of slums from 40 years ago.

104 jaunte  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:11:39am

re: #101 Vicious Babushka

That’s enough for an extended Carnival cruise.

105 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:12:18am

Sysly, this derp bot does not know there is a difference between a 6-year-old CHILD and a 6-week fetus.

106 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:12:24am

re: #96 Vicious Babushka

Well, there goes the votes for farmers, bankers, oil executives and walmart employees.
/

107 Bulworth  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:12:42am

re: #101 Vicious Babushka

Thanks to PBO workers paid less in payroll taxes for two years. They can thank our teabag House of Reps for returning the payroll tax rate to what it was before PBO took office.

108 Targetpractice  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:13:02am

re: #101 Vicious Babushka

DERP. RAGE.

Payroll tax, that’s that tax that gets ignored when the wingnuts like to allege that 47% of Americans pay no income taxes, right?

109 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:14:26am

re: #108 Targetpractice

Payroll tax, that’s that tax that gets ignored when the wingnuts like to allege that 47% of Americans pay no income taxes, right?

Isn’t that the tax that also has a ceiling rather than a floor for how much you have to potentially pay as well?

110 Varek Raith  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:14:27am

re: #108 Targetpractice

Payroll tax, that’s that tax that gets ignored when the wingnuts like to allege that 47% of Americans pay no income taxes, right?

SILENCE!

111 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:14:36am

re: #107 Bulworth

Thanks to PBO workers paid less in payroll taxes for two years. They can thank our teabag House of Reps for returning the payroll tax rate to what it was before PBO took office.

Don’t mess up their talking points with actual facts! I corrected these Derpers and they BLOCKED ME.

112 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:16:15am

re: #96 Vicious Babushka

WINGNUT SMASH!

113 Professor Chaos  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:17:42am

re: #96 Vicious Babushka

If you are receiving government handouts and you have a cell phone, cable tv, a computer, a $400 per month car payment, then you are probably a business owner who relies on Medicaid to provide healthcare for your minimum wage workers.

114 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:20:00am

DERP Alert:

The Red Dawn remake DVD hit the stores today.

115 lawhawk  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:20:32am

re: #107 Bulworth

Rate could have been lowered if the cap were raised. Instead, we get a regressive tax where those who make the least have to pony up the larger percentage of their income while a millionaire takes a lower hit as percentage of their total income:

Someone making $50k has to pay $3,100 in payroll tax.

The person making $100,000 pays: $6,200 in payroll tax.

The millionaire gets taxed only up to $113,700.00 (which is $7,049.40) meaning the balance is payroll tax free.

Oh, and payroll tax is to fund Social Security - dedicated funding.

116 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:21:54am

re: #115 lawhawk

Rate could have been lowered if the cap were raised. Instead, we get a regressive tax where those who make the least have to pony up the larger percentage of their income while a millionaire takes a lower hit as percentage of their total income:

Someone making $50k has to pay $3,100 in payroll tax.

The person making $100,000 pays: $6,200 in payroll tax.

The millionaire gets taxed only up to $113,700.00 (which is $7,049.40) meaning the balance is payroll tax free.

Oh, and payroll tax is to fund Social Security - dedicated funding.

The more money an executive makes, the more of it is in stock options which are not subject to payroll tax but capital gains tax.

117 dragonath  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:22:16am

Harper dickitude, #794,450:

US and Russia unite in bid to strengthen protection for polar bear

Proposal to ban international commercial trade in polar bear products sets up showdown with Canada over key Cites vote

Canada, home to about three-quarters of the world’s 20,000-25,000 remaining polar bears, is the only country that allows the export of polar bear products. Its delegates argue there is “insufficient scientific evidence” that polar bear populations will decline by more than half in the coming decades and that trade is “not detrimental to the species”. They say hunting and trading in polar bears is “integrally linked” with Inuit subsistence and culture.

118 Killgore Trout  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:22:28am

With Chavez on the brink it looks like there’s some work behind the scenes to shape Venezuela after his departure
Venezuela to expel US Embassy official for ‘spying’

Venezuela’s vice president, Nicolas Maduro, says the government of President Hugo Chavez plans to expel a U.S. Embassy official for meeting with military officers and planning to destabilize the country.

Maduro identified the American as the Air Force attache and said he had been spying on the military.

He said the official has 24 hours to leave the country.

119 allegro  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:22:55am

In 8 days I get to be an official moocher. I turn 60 and thus qualify for SS spouse survivor benefits. Between that and my (government OMG) pension, I can retire! Yippee!

120 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:23:10am

ITS A CONSPIRICY!!!!1111!!!!TY DHS HAS IT ALL!!!!!!111!!!


121 Bulworth  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:24:02am

re: #115 lawhawk

That’s right.

But calls to raise or eliminate the cap are met with the response that LARGEST TAX INCREASE IN FOREVER HISTORY!!

122 lawhawk  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:24:02am

re: #116 Vicious Babushka

The more money an executive makes, the more of it is in stock options which are not subject to payroll tax but capital gains tax.

And stock held for more than a year is subject to a lower capital gains rate, which for someone in the top tax bracket would be 20% (15% for others). If sold as a short term capital gain, you pay the rate in your appropriate tax bracket.

123 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:24:07am

re: #120 Vicious Babushka

It couldn’t possibly be because dumbass hoarders are stockpiling it.

124 Bulworth  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:24:49am

re: #120 Vicious Babushka

George Soros, at the command of PBO, bought it all./

125 erik_t  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:25:48am

re: #123 Kragar (Antichrist )

It couldn’t possibly be because dumbass hoarders are stockpiling it.

Supply and demand: how does it work in Obammunist America?!

126 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:26:19am

And the Wingnut DerpTriplets spam identical Tweets every 30 seconds.



127 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:28:02am

The Year in Hate and Extremism

Capping four years of explosive growth sparked by the election of America’s first black president and anger over the economy, the number of conspiracy-minded antigovernment “Patriot” groups reached an all-time high of 1,360 in 2012, while the number of hard-core hate groups remained above 1,000. As President Obama enters his second term with an agenda of gun control and immigration reform, the rage on the right is likely to intensify.

The furious reaction to the Obama administration’s gun control proposals is reminiscent of the anger that greeted the passage of the 1993 Brady Bill and the 1994 ban on assault weapons supported by another relatively liberal Democrat — Bill Clinton. The passage of those bills, along with what was seen by the right as the federal government’s violent suppression of political dissidents at Waco, Texas, and Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in the early 1990s, led to the first wave of the Patriot movement that burst into public consciousness with the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The number of Patriot groups in that era peaked in 1996 at 858, more than 500 groups fewer than the number active in 2012.

For many, the election of America’s first black president symbolizes the country’s changing demographics, with the loss of its white majority predicted by 2043. (In 2011, for the first time, non-white births outnumbered the births of white children.) But the backlash to that trend predates Obama’s presidency by many years. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of hate groups rose from 602 to more than 1,000, where the count remains today. Now that comprehensive immigration reform is poised to legitimize and potentially accelerate the country’s demographic change, the backlash to that change may accelerate as well.

128 Professor Chaos  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:28:03am

re: #123 Kragar (Antichrist )

It couldn’t possibly be because dumbass hoarders are stockpiling it.

DING DING DING, we have a winner.

I have a co-worker who is a competitive target pistol shooter. He said last night that people are going so ape-shit he can’t even buy some simple $5 reloading tools that he needs. Everyone is out of stock.

129 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:28:11am

re: #118 Killgore Trout

With Chavez on the brink it looks like there’s some work behind the scenes to shape Venezuela after his departure
Venezuela to expel US Embassy official for ‘spying’

BREAKING! HUGO CHAVEZ DID NOT DIE FROM CANCER! HUGO CHAVEZ WAS POISONED BY THE AMERICANS!
— RUSSIA TODAY

130 Bulworth  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:28:33am

re: #126 Vicious Babushka

It’s almost like there’s a derp machine that just spits this junk out.

131 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:29:00am

re: #2 Kragar (Antichrist )

They got any Theremins?

How else do we know that the aliens have in fact landed?

132 Killgore Trout  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:30:37am

re: #129 Gus

BREAKING! HUGO CHAVEZ DID NOT DIE FROM CANCER! HUGO CHAVEZ WAS POISONED BY THE AMERICANS!
— RUSSIA TODAY

It’s not the Onion, it’s Fox: Cuban Medicine Killed Hugo Chavez
Death by Socialist Healthcare!

133 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:31:03am

re: #120 Vicious Babushka

Moron doesn’t understand that there’s a you know, DELAY between when something gets manufactured and when it shows up on store shelves.

134 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:33:47am

Poor Crackers Over At Stormfront Reduced To Lowly Pledge Drive/Mommyblogging In Effort To Keep Hate Alive

It’s hard out there these days for America’s once proud population of deranged racists. They made the mistake of getting their hopes up that the nice Mormon fellow might finally boot the “boy” out of the White House, only to be miserably crushed by the combined forces of New Black Panther Party and Nate Silver with his gay jewish wizardry. Now this once proud group of lunatics is reduced to watching traditional homesteads of white intransigence like the city of Memphis desecrate the memorials of great Klansman like Nathan Bedford Forrest, or professional Wrestling premiere their new Tea Party villain character.

To make matters worse it now looks like the once formidable clearinghouse of assholes known as Stormfront.org is suffering from a cash crunch. Apparently the vanguard of White Nationalism and Aryan Supremacy is being laid to waste by the tyrannical Jewish Conspiracy of decreased server capacity. (WARNING: unless otherwise specified all subsequent links are to a fucking White Power website, so click wisely.) Here is Stormfront founder Don Black channeling NPR in asking for help:

Thanks to you, we are beginning badly needed server upgrades, which will make our site faster and more resistant to the daily denial of service attacks from anti-Whites. We’ve had the same servers for well over 2-1/2 years, even reducing server capacity in February 2011 to cut costs…..

As most of you know, I hate begging for money. But, unlike other large websites and radio programs, we have no paid advertising. Nor do we get government or corporate grants. And we don’t have a tax exempt endowment fund with over $200 million, like the anti-White Southern Poverty Law Center (aka the “Poverty Palace”). We have no financial reserves, and we frequently fall short of our modest monthly fundraising goal…..

Many of our visitors are regulars, many are just curious or sometimes even hostile, but many others are new people seriously looking for answers. We hope to keep access open to guests….

But with our success come bills. Big, scary bills which must be paid every month. I’ve reduced our monthly server costs to $2542 (invoice here). This is the minimum configuration necessary to keep this very busy board running and provide some protection against denial of service attacks, but we will need to upgrade in the future, particularly if we provide Youtube-like video hosting……

Mind you that Stormfront’s interface looks like it hasn’t been updated since Geocities was a relevant platform, now they want to fast forward into 2005 and premiere a “Whites Only” Youtube (ostensibly to share kitty videos that ONLY feature kitlers).

There are many other variable expenses, including new and upgraded hardware and software, monthly Internet bandwidth charges, expanding Stormfront radio, along with other multimedia projects, publishing our printed newspaper and, when necessary, legal bills. Unlike the two “non-profit” organizations I mentioned above, whose staff get six figure salaries, nobody here gets paid. Contributions are used only for expenses. This is a labor of love….

An unapologetically vicious hate site run by a former Klansman uses the phrase “labor of love” to describe what they do.

135 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:33:48am

re: #133 Eclectic Cyborg

Moron doesn’t understand that there’s a you know, DELAY between when something gets manufactured and when it shows up on store shelves.

It’s called SUPPLY AND DEMAND, the basic principle of the market. If someone is artificially pumping up demand through scare tactics, supply will lag behind. Do you suppose somebody is doing that?

136 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:34:26am

Someone tried to call out one of these derping wingnuts with facts and the derpbag went APESHIT. Look at this timeline.

137 erik_t  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:36:24am

re: #135 Sol Berdinowitz

It’s called SUPPLY AND DEMAND, the basic principle of the market. If someone is artificially pumping up demand through scare tactics, supply will lag behind. Do you suppose somebody is doing that?

The invisible hand of the kenyan communist usurper!!!!1

138 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:36:32am

I CAN HAZ GIANT DOOBIE OF DERP (THE MEME FORMERLY KNOWN AS “GODWIN”)

139 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:37:09am

re: #134 Kragar (Antichrist )

Poor Crackers Over At Stormfront Reduced To Lowly Pledge Drive/Mommyblogging In Effort To Keep Hate Alive

The Jews that control server capacity are the worst.

140 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:38:42am

re: #130 Bulworth

It’s almost like there’s a derp machine that just spits this junk out.

Skynet opted to be subtle rather than deploying the nukes.

141 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:39:12am

re: #132 Killgore Trout

It’s not the Onion, it’s Fox: Cuban Medicine Killed Hugo Chavez
Death by Socialist Healthcare!

More like death by incurable cancer. But I can see it coming. Conspiracy crazies are crazy.

142 Professor Chaos  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:39:55am

Clue #1 that maybe the government isn’t buying up all the ammo:

Look on the shelves. See the bare spot where the .22 Long Rifle goes? Guess how many government agencies have any use for .22 LR? Approximately zero.

143 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:40:19am

re: #134 Kragar (Antichrist )

Poor Crackers Over At Stormfront Reduced To Lowly Pledge Drive/Mommyblogging In Effort To Keep Hate Alive

Death by a thousand cuts as Microsoft upgrades demand more and more of the server capacity.
/

144 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:42:03am

WTF DERP

145 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:42:43am

I’m going to assume that the MD means he is in Maryland because it’s hard to imagine somebody that stupid in medical school.

146 Bulworth  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:44:12am
This is a labor of love….

Barf.

147 Decatur Deb  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:47:20am

re: #144 Vicious Babushka

WTF DERP

Hope Brad MD is a proctologist—he has a head for the job.

148 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:57:21am
149 Interesting Times  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 12:02:56pm

re: #126 Vicious Babushka

And the Wingnut DerpTriplets spam identical Tweets every 30 seconds.

Note the ridiculous lie “used a gun for defense” - no, dishonest derptwits, the vicitm in this case didn’t “use a gun”, she claimed that if she’d been able to, she could have defended herself.

Here’s the non-wingnuttifed version of this story:

Colorado senator’s comments to rape victim drawing criticism

Here’s what actually happened:

Collins, a victim of rape, shared her story with the committee and said had she been permitted to carry a concealed gun, the incident may have ended differently.

Hudak disagreed.

“I just want to say that, actually statistics are not on your side even if you had a gun,” Hudak said. “And, chances are that if you would have had a gun, then he would have been able to get that from you and possibly use it against you.”

“The Colorado Coalition Against Gun Violence says that for every one woman who used a handgun in self-defense, 83 were killed by them

You might recall we had a similar discussion about this very case here:

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]
[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]
[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

And even Amanda Collins admitted Hudak’s statement was more or less correct:

Collins said that Hudak’s comments while painful, were not incorrect.

“The stats are against me,” Collins said, “but I am going to fight because of my experience.”

I do want to make it clear that what Collins endured was horrible and I can certainly understand the “if only I’d had a gun…” line of thinking. I can’t blame her or fault her personally, at all, for feeling the way she does. I can most certainly fault the wingnuts exploiting her case, however, and using her as a pro-gun-lobby pawn.*

*And as for the “don’t gun control advocates do the same thing with gun violence survivors?” rebuttal, it’s rendered invalid when one side has facts and data on their side and the other doesn’t.

150 BeenHereAwhile  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 3:14:01pm

re: #95 FemNaziBitch

re: #93 S’latch

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At home, I browse Little Green Footballs using iPhone (4S) Safari/Google. Too much trouble to break out and boot up the laptop.

The trick when using an iPhone is to compose your reply in iPhone Notes, then cut and paste your composition into the reply box.

Forget about using LGF Preview on an iPhone. Just post it.


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