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New SPLC Report on Hate and Extremism

The Year in Hate and Extremism - By Mark Potok
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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.

While the number of hate groups remained essentially unchanged last year — going from 1,018 in 2011 to 1,007 in 2012 — the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) count of 1,360 Patriot groups in 2012 was up about 7% from the 1,274 active in 2011. And that was only the latest growth spurt in the Patriot movement, which generally believes that the federal government is conspiring to take Americans’ guns and destroy their liberties as it paves the way for a global “one-world government.” From a mere 149 organizations in 2008, the number of Patriot groups shot up to 512 in 2009, jumped again to 824 in 2010, and then skyrocketed to 1,274 in 2011 before hitting their all-time high last year.

Now, in the wake of the mass murder of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut school and the Obama-led gun control efforts that followed, it seems likely that that growth will pick up speed once again.

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483 comments

1 majii  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 4:46:51pm

Yes, these are reel “patriots,” hellbent on destroying our nation’s government mainly because they don’t think a certain duly-elected president should be in the WH. Sad.

2 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:03:41pm

But remember, that Justice Dept study claiming that right wing terror groups were the next big threat was inherently flawed.

3 aagcobb  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:10:36pm

Its scary how unbalanced by hate these people are. The freakin NRA debunked the story that the Administration is stockpiling ammo to massacre Americans, and wingnuts are still repeating it and believing it. Now the latest which I wouldn’t be surprised to see explode across the wingnut-o-sphere is a John Birch Society story that the government is purchasing targets in the shape of the elderly and pregnant women in order to practice murdering innocent Americans.

4 Targetpractice  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:11:29pm

re: #2 Kragar (Antichrist )

But remember, that Justice Dept study claiming that right wing terror groups were the next big threat was inherently flawed.

And was just the Justice Dept showing how it was controlled by the Obama Cabal, because it didn’t include a report on left wing terror groups.

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5 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:16:43pm

re: #3 aagcobb

Its scary how unbalanced by hate these people are. The freakin NRA debunked the story that the Administration is stockpiling ammo to massacre Americans, and wingnuts are still repeating it and believing it. Now the latest which I wouldn’t be surprised to see explode across the wingnut-o-sphere is a John Birch Society story that the government is purchasing targets in the shape of the elderly and pregnant women in order to practice murdering innocent Americans.

They want the fantasy of a malevolent government they stand against as “brave patriots”. But its really just a fantasy, since if they ever were the subject of hostile law enforcement attention half of these yahoos would likely crap their pants.

6 aagcobb  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:29:42pm

re: #5 Dark_Falcon

They want the fantasy of a malevolent government they stand against as “brave patriots”. But its really just a fantasy, since if they ever were the subject of hostile law enforcement attention half of these yahoos would likely crap their pants.

Exactly. My concern is the small number of mentally unbalanced people who will act on these fantasies with tragic consequences.

7 Targetpractice  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:30:30pm

So there’s a huge snowstorm set to roll through D.C. tomorrow and hopefully be gone by Thursday. House GOP leadership initially intended the vote on their own Continuing Resolution to be held Thursday, on what was expected to be the period after the worst of the storm. Now, they’ve cranked it back to tomorrow, when the storm’s supposed to be at its worst, citing “concerns” about getting into the Capital Building in the aftermath of such a storm.

Dem aides are already calling bullshit, stating that it’s more like that the GOP leadership is afraid that the longer they hold off on a vote, the more votes will be lost to an organized effort to oppose the bill or to offer amendments that could cost votes, as well as keep the Democrats from effectively whipping their own members to keep them from voting in favor. Freedomworks, which is already campaigning hard against the bill, smells the same rat.

8 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:35:34pm

Bill O’Reilly screams at Alan Colmes for pointing out Obama’s sequester plan

Colmes noted the President offered $2 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax increases, but O’Reilly insisted that wasn’t “specific.” O’Reilly challenged Colmes to provide “one damn program” Obama said he would cut.

When Colmes said Obama offered to cut entitlement programs, O’Reilly said it was “bullshit” and that he was lying. O’Reilly later claimed Medicare and Medicaid were not “specific” programs.

After Colmes got more specific, explaining that Obama’s plan would reduce reimbursements to hospitals, O’Reilly said it was just “bull-blank.”

9 Kronocide  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:43:17pm

Please tell me again how the brother is destroying America.

10 Tigger2  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:43:25pm

Well Wingnuts get used to it the change in demographics is only going to get bigger.
For many, the election of America’s first black president symbolizes the country’s changing demographics, with the loss of its white majority

11 engineer cat  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:44:22pm

“one-world government.”

persons living in other countries might have a very different idea of what that might look like when they contemplate the power and reach of the american military

12 jaunte  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:45:49pm

re: #8 Kragar (Antichrist )

PolitiFact rated the claim that Obama had no sequester plan as “Pants on Fire,” noting the President’s proposal was easily found on the White House website.

O’Reilly is losing it.

13 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:46:55pm

re: #12 jaunte

O’Reilly is losing it.

“My inability to accept reality proves Obama is failing!” - Bill O’Reilly

14 jaunte  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:48:18pm

re: #13 Kragar (Antichrist )

BillO is going to pop a vein.

15 engineer cat  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:49:48pm

re: #9 Kronocide

Please tell me again how the brother is destroying America.

Big Scary Brown Person Is Watching You

16 Kronocide  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:50:04pm

Fuck it! We’ll do it live!

17 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:54:05pm

re: #16 Kronocide

Fuck it! We’ll do it live!

Beat me to it.

18 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:56:32pm
19 palomino  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 8:57:02pm

re: #8 Kragar (Antichrist )

Bill O’Reilly screams at Alan Colmes for pointing out Obama’s sequester plan

Just when you think, even momentarily, that O’Reilly is less of a douchebag charlatan propagandist than the likes of Hannity, Limbaugh, et al., he does something like this.

Don’t be fooled—Billo is a RWNJ as well. He just sometimes shows a little respect for Obama that the others don’t. Otherwise, he parrots the rest of the modern American right’s ideology, lacking in intellectual consistency as it may be.

20 Dancing along the light of day  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 9:04:43pm

Is there a Hoopster in the house?

21 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 9:05:48pm

re: #20 Dancing along the light of day

Is there a Hoopster in the house?

No, sorry to say. Just a dark falcon getting ready to wade through the snow tomorrow morning.

22 HoosierHoops  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 9:07:15pm

re: #20 Dancing along the light of day

Is there a Hoopster in the house?

Hi Cutie.. Watching nature shows

23 Dancing along the light of day  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 9:10:37pm

re: #22 HoosierHoops

Hi Back! Yer phone on?

24 William Barnett-Lewis  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 9:11:54pm

re: #21 Dark_Falcon

No, sorry to say. Just a dark falcon getting ready to wade through the snow tomorrow morning.

Stopped snowing after only 2” this morning. I’m, what?, 8 hours north of you via I-94 & US-53? And almost no snow out of the last several storms?

25 HoosierHoops  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 9:12:09pm

re: #23 Dancing along the light of day

Hi Back! Yer phone on?

yup..sure is!

26 Dancing along the light of day  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 9:14:35pm

re: #25 HoosierHoops

One ringy dingy…

27 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 9:21:40pm

re: #5 Dark_Falcon

They want the fantasy of a malevolent government they stand against as “brave patriots”. But its really just a fantasy, since if they ever were the subject of hostile law enforcement attention half of these yahoos would likely crap their pants.

It’s not a coincidence that their fantasy of malevolent government confabulates actual government institutions and normal people that they don’t agree with. Or that the actual content of their fantasies involves beating/gunning down “minority urban youth” as often as it does shooting cops. The real fantasy is retaliating against anyone that disagrees with them while having some dim facade of noble justification.

Which, unfortunately, is also why I feel like I don’t have the luxury of treating them as just keyboard jockeys that are just talking big. Their idea of hitting back at The Man includes uppity women, brown folks, gays, and other people who are amongst the low-hanging fruit of authoritarian violence targets.

28 blueraven  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 9:28:00pm

re: #19 palomino

Just when you think, even momentarily, that O’Reilly is less of a douchebag charlatan propagandist than the likes of Hannity, Limbaugh, et al., he does something like this.

Don’t be fooled—Billo is a RWNJ as well. He just sometimes shows a little respect for Obama that the others don’t. Otherwise, he parrots the rest of the modern American right’s ideology, lacking in intellectual consistency as it may be.

It is personal with Bill. He is pissed because he is now going to have to pay a little more in taxes..back to the Clinton era rates on his multi million dollar salary.
Didnt he say something like if the tax increases went into effect, he wouldn’t be able to do his job anymore?
right…poor wittle billo. He is a creep, and he should be forced to apologize to Colmes.

29 William Barnett-Lewis  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 9:34:28pm

re: #28 blueraven

It is personal with Bill. He is pissed because he is now going to have to pay a little more in taxes..back to the Clinton era rates on his multi million dollar salary.
Didnt he say something like if the tax increases went into effect, he wouldn’t be able to do his job anymore?
right…poor wittle billo. He is a creep, and he should be forced to apologize to Colmes.

Feh. Clinton era? We should go back to the tax rates in effect on 1 January 1980.

Of course just like my other pet idea - remove all income caps on SS withholding (make 10 million? Pay on all that 10 million.) - it’s going to get passed on the proverbial cold day downstairs…

30 Targetpractice  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 9:38:39pm

re: #29 William Barnett-Lewis

Feh. Clinton era? We should go back to the tax rates in effect on 1 January 1980.

Of course just like my other pet idea - remove all income caps on SS withholding (make 10 million? Pay on all that 10 million.) - it’s going to get passed on the proverbial cold day downstairs…

There was whining Monday about how the top 20% are paying “the highest tax rates since 1979.” Note the “since,” as in these fuckers aren’t paying anywhere near what they did before Ronaldus Magnus entered office, but we’re supposed to pity them their “burden.”

31 makeitstop  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 9:40:58pm

I really dislike O’Reilly. Here’s a story…

A few years ago, we took my wife’s grandmother out for a birthday dinner to a pretty posh restaurant in Garden City, LI. We all sat down at a table by the wall, and I sat facing the wall next to my wife.

My wife’s uncle leaned over to me and said, ‘That guy behind you looks familiar. Is he on TV or something?’ I sneaked a look - BillO, in the flesh.

For the entire time we were there, he made a grand show of calling the help over and loudly asking for more wine, more bread, a fresh pitcher of water. The impression that I got was a loud-mouthed douche-canoe who really enjoyed bossing people around. My wife leaned over and told me she wanted to walk over and ‘accidently’ spill her wine on him for being a dick. I talked her out of it.

We finished our meal, and as we were walking out, I went by his table and made a face like I ‘recognized’ him, and he saw it. You could see him start to puff up, thinking he was about to be fawned over by a fan.

At that point, my face went blank and I walked past his table without saying a word. That really seemed to bother him - he actually looked visibly upset. I think not getting accolades from a guy in a restaurant probably bothered him more than if my wife had spilled her drink on him.

He’s a dick.

32 Targetpractice  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 9:48:28pm

Apparently the latest whine on the GOP front has to do with the White House announcing that, due to staff cuts brought about by the sequester, White House tours are cancelled indefinitely. The cuts are meant to allow the Secret Service to reassign those normally meant to provide security during the tours to other postings, allowing them to save money on overtime and avoid furloughs.

But Republicans, who now are gonna have to go through the trouble of calling constituents and informing them that their tour has been cancelled, are pissed and are pushing for an amendment to their own Continuing Resolution that would require Obama to give up golf until the tours are started up again.

33 AlexRogan  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 9:55:26pm

re: #32 Targetpractice

Apparently the latest whine on the GOP front has to do with the White House announcing that, due to staff cuts brought about by the sequester, White House tours are cancelled indefinitely. The cuts are meant to allow the Secret Service to reassign those normally meant to provide security during the tours to other postings, allowing them to save money on overtime and avoid furloughs.

But Republicans, who now are gonna have to go through the trouble of calling constituents and informing them that their tour has been cancelled, are pissed and are pushing for an amendment to their own Continuing Resolution that would require Obama to give up golf until the tours are started up again.

Well, no one ever said that the TPGOP weren’t petty pricks…

34 Targetpractice  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:11:18pm

re: #33 AlexRogan

Well, no one ever said that the TPGOP weren’t petty pricks…

Thing is, they’re alleging that Obama’s the petty one here, declaring that he’s got the power to pull their asses out of the fire and is refusing to do so. In fact, that’s their story going forward: “Obama could make the cuts less painful, but he won’t!”

35 Kragar (Antichrist )  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:14:47pm

re: #34 Targetpractice

Thing is, they’re alleging that Obama’s the petty one here, declaring that he’s got the power to pull their asses out of the fire and is refusing to do so. In fact, that’s their story going forward: “Obama could make the cuts less painful, but he won’t!”

“All he has to do is dismantle Obamacare and give in to our every demand and this could all be over, but he just wants to be bull headed.”

36 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:18:44pm

Weird.

37 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:20:12pm

SPLC always does good work. And on another note while I wouldn’t compare Hugo Chavez to Hitler, Stalin, Mao, or Pol Pot, I do confess an annoyance with some of my fellow members of the left who think he got a bad deal. Dictators suck- left or right.

38 William Barnett-Lewis  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:20:12pm

Pretty dead tonight so I’ll go bye bye. G’night all!

39 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:21:02pm

re: #38 William Barnett-Lewis

Pretty dead tonight so I’ll go bye bye. G’night all!

Wait! Come back! Slobodan Milošević is the good guy now! //

40 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:21:35pm

Shorter version. Slobodan Milošević is the good guy and Hugo Chavez was awesome.

41 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:21:40pm

re: #39 Gus

Wait! Come back! Slobodan Milošević is the good guy now! //

Oh man. That sounds bad.

42 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:22:02pm

re: #41 HappyWarrior

Oh man. That sounds bad.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

43 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:22:49pm

Stalin. It’s all the rage now.

44 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:24:38pm

re: #42 Gus

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

Yikes.

45 darthstar  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:38:05pm

Image: 599006_494414460616128_128330949_n.jpg

Drive by good-night post.

Fuck you, Rick Perry.

Peace, everyone else.

46 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:41:15pm

re: #45 darthstar

Image: 599006_494414460616128_128330949_n.jpg

Drive by good-night post.

Fuck you, Rick Perry.

Peace, everyone else.

Still dumbfounds me that man is the longest tenured governor of the second largest state of the union. Really makes one cynical.

47 Targetpractice  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:45:31pm

re: #46 HappyWarrior

Still dumbfounds me that man is the longest tenured governor of the second largest state of the union. Really makes one cynical.

Personally makes me ever more thankful that Virginia bans consecutive terms for governors. No offense to some of our more illustrious alumni, but I’ve no desire to spend another four years under Bob McDonnell’s care.

48 FriendsofHummus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:47:16pm

re: #47 Targetpractice

Personally makes me ever more thankful that Virginia bans consecutive terms for governors. No offense to some of our more illustrious alumni, but I’ve no desire to spend another four years under Bob McDonnell’s care.

Neither do I. Never thought I’d be so happy to call Terry McAullife, Mr. Governor but when your choice is between Terry, Bill Bolling, and the kook Ken Cuccinneli, my preference is with Terry easily.

49 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:51:31pm

Hey man. Like you Americans are like stupid man.

//

50 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:53:23pm

Milosevic was the man!

51 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:54:00pm

I have an IQ of 167. True story.

52 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:54:34pm

Derp. Don’t get on my bad side.

53 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:56:03pm

Coming up next. After praising the Serbs and Milosevic. TEH JUICE@ and my personal Stalinist babble.

54 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:58:45pm

Oops. SteelPH does not approve.

55 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:59:52pm

There. All fixed.

56 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:04:20pm

Damn, even down dinged my Hendrix video.

57 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:19:32pm

Surprised no one made a page honoring Hugo Chavez already. Flag at half mast mourning the loss of the great socialist leader and his accomplishments at creating the sewer that is Venezuela today thanks to socialism. No wait. Not socialism but Chavism.

58 EdDantes  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:24:14pm

I have much to to say about the topic of this thread. First, it is long. Second, after reading the first two sentences it is boring. Third, I did speed read through it and confirmed my first two impressions. Other than that, it is perfect.

59 EdDantes  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:26:38pm

re: #56 Gus

I erased it.

60 palomino  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:30:37pm

What the hell just happened?

61 EdDantes  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:32:44pm

re: #60 palomino

I don’t know. I just got here myself. But I am sure I will be down dinged for something.

62 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:32:51pm

re: #59 EdDantes

I erased it.

Stupid moonbats.

63 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:42:30pm

re: #61 EdDantes

I don’t know. I just got here myself. But I am sure I will be down dinged for something.

I have no idea anymore. Apparently it’s bad to support Milosevic unless you’re Derptro but when the stalker blog does it it’s extra double bad but it’s OK when you do it here.

64 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:43:18pm

Basically we’re looking at a double standard.

65 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:47:18pm

But. Republicans. Yawn.

66 Gus  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:49:52pm

Yawn for sure. I’m out this is seriously lame.

67 EdDantes  Tue, Mar 5, 2013 11:55:53pm

re: #66 Gus

Goodnight. From what I saw in the 90’s Milosevic was defending his people against the Muslims. But I really don’t know what was going on. The consensus is that he committed war crimes.

68 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 12:07:38am

re: #5 Dark_Falcon

They want the fantasy of a malevolent government they stand against as “brave patriots”. But its really just a fantasy, since if they ever were the subject of hostile law enforcement attention half of these yahoos would likely crap their pants.

Remember the central image of the Tea Party: armed patriots standing up against tyrannical usurpers. Without that image, their message is even more idiotic.

69 AlexRogan  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 12:14:43am

re: #39 Gus

Wait! Come back! Slobodan Milošević is the good guy now! //

re: #42 Gus

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

re: #63 Gus

I have no idea anymore. Apparently it’s bad to support Milosevic unless you’re Derptro but when the stalker blog does it it’s extra double bad but it’s OK when you do it here.

WTF?

C’mon man, Destro is getting your goat way too easy; you’re out for the night at this point, but FWIW, Destro’s fanboism for Milosevic and other assorted despots is not representative of LGF at-large and you know it. Just report his ass to Charles; it seems to me to be a subject that will be the last straw and Destro will have earned his martyr cookie.

Myself, I find Destro’s crap on this completely beyond-the-pale.

70 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 12:17:01am

re: #69 AlexRogan

Milosevic hated Bosnian Muslims, which makes him a big hero of the frothing anti-Jihadists.

71 AlexRogan  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 12:21:50am

re: #67 EdDantes

Goodnight. From what I saw in the 90’s Milosevic was defending his people against the Muslims. But I really don’t know what was going on. The consensus is that he committed war crimes.

Are you defending Destro (and, by extension, Milosevic)?

72 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 12:26:34am

re: #67 EdDantes

Goodnight. From what I saw in the 90’s Milosevic was defending his people against the Muslims. But I really don’t know what was going on. The consensus is that he committed war crimes.

If you consider slaughtering entire villages as “defending your people”.

Not that the argument has not been used before in history, including American history.

73 freetoken  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 12:58:50am

Big Joe Turner:

74 freetoken  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 1:13:03am

Howard Roberts:

75 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 1:41:54am

Harry Roberts:

76 freetoken  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 2:45:36am

Roy Roberts:

77 freetoken  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 2:48:43am

And we even have the Roberts brothers:

78 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:00:16am

Bob Roberts:

79 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:04:11am

Rob Brydon

80 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:06:07am

And Rob Llewellyn and Rob Brydon:

81 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:39:21am

re: #2 Kragar (Antichrist )

I thought that was a DHS study.

82 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:41:34am

re: #8 Kragar (Antichrist )

Give these RWNJs a cupcake, and they’ll call it a shit sandwich, if it came from Obama.

(spits)

83 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:44:14am

re: #29 William Barnett-Lewis

Feh. Clinton era? We should go back to the tax rates in effect on 1 January 1980.

Of course just like my other pet idea - remove all income caps on SS withholding (make 10 million? Pay on all that 10 million.) - it’s going to get passed on the proverbial cold day downstairs…

Fuck it, let’s just resurrect TR.

84 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:46:07am

re: #32 Targetpractice

Somebody show me a sane, ethical Republican. I am totes serious.

85 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:47:56am

re: #48 HappyWarrior

Cuccinneli is made of dick.

86 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:50:30am

re: #51 Gus

I have an IQ of 167. True story.

Aw, mine is only 150. True story.

[Link: www.globalpost.com…]

87 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:55:16am

yesterday morning ,,, sunny ,,, warm ,,,, a little breeze,, and all quiet at work

last night ,,, pouring rain,, windy ,,,, cold ,,, and (of course) something breaks at work OUTSIDE that I have to fix

this morning,,, freezing cold ,,,I’m almost dry from last nights “fun” and something else outside goes kaplooey ,,,, fixed, and now inside trying to defrost!!

88 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:55:41am

re: #86 chadu

Measuring intelligence is one of the biggest challenges I can think of— it’s kind of cute that some people actually think they can do it.

89 Randall Gross  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:57:30am

The post above is just the summary from Mark Potok at SPLC, there are sections and sub reports to be found here:

[Link: www.splcenter.org…]

90 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 4:01:18am

re: #82 chadu

Give these RWNJs a cupcake Republican nominee for Secretary of Defense, and they’ll call it a shit sandwich him a traitor and a terrorist sympathizer, if he came from Obama.

(spits)

91 Randall Gross  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 4:04:33am

[Link: www.splcenter.org…]

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These are only five of the 22 sub-reports and briefs that comprise the entire report.

92 Tigger2005  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 4:20:45am

re: #84 chadu

Somebody show me a sane, ethical Republican. I am totes serious.

Easy enough…oh wait, it has to be somebody who’s still alive?

93 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 4:25:34am

re: #92 Tigger2005

Easy enough…oh wait, it has to be somebody who’s still alive?

Jon Huntsman. OH WAIT HE’S A RINO.
Chris Christie. OH WAIT HE’S A RWNJ BUT HE DIDN’T PUNCH OBAMA IN THE FACE, HE MUST BE A RINO. And he’s a fatso.

94 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 4:28:51am

re: #93 Vicious Babushka

Jon Huntsman. OH WAIT HE’S A RINO.
Chris Christie. OH WAIT HE’S A RWNJ BUT HE DIDN’T PUNCH OBAMA IN THE FACE, HE MUST BE A RINO. And he’s a fatso.

I do not particularly like Christie, but he is sane.

95 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 4:30:28am

re: #94 Sol Berdinowitz

I do not particularly like Christie, but he is sane.

He’s an asshole, from what I can see, but he also lives in reality.

The fact that such is “props” for him makes me nauseous.

But, props to him.

96 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 4:31:58am

Good morning! Yesterday I went to the Store of Evil because I had to buy some bookcases. I also bought a kitchen cart because the Store of Evil makes you walk past every single freaking item in their whole inventory, like a life-size catalog.

I looked at their living room sets and they all looked like cheap shit.

97 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 4:49:37am

TGDN is Derpty Derping fakeity fake quotes again.

98 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 4:54:56am

BIG OBAMA EYE IN THE SKY AND YET THESE FOOLS KEEP TWEETING.

99 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:16:55am

DERP

100 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:19:21am

DERP FAIL. Maybe it’s because Canada (like the UK) has different definitions for “Crimes against the person”

101 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:19:39am

re: #99 Vicious Babushka

DERP

No, you can’t make it up that some idiot blowhard will use the fact that there’s snow in the winter as proof that global warming isn’t happening. You get a F for even trying this, Bryan.

102 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:21:15am

Good morning Lizards!

Very windy and drizzling in Philadelphia right now. Probably won’t snow unless the temperature drops another 8-9 degrees.

Most of the local news is typical large city stuff. Crime, accidents, and people falling into the rivers and being rescued.

103 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:21:52am

Well we’re snowed in here. I swear the DC area comes up with the lamest names for snowstorms. Snowquester, they’re calling this.

104 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:23:52am

Not to be a downer or anything, but does anyone know the procedure for what to do if you think one of your neighbors may have died?

My building has a lot of really ancient people in it. One guy, down on the 3rd floor, has been looking worse and worse over the last couple of weeks. Hard to really tell, since he avoids talking to me or anyone else, but I run into him a lot on the stairs since it takes him half an hour to get up or down them.

I haven’t seen him in the past few days. The last time I saw him he was breathing really, really, really hard while going up the stairs. I asked him if he needed help and he ignored me as usual. I actually waited a landing above his to make sure he got to his room alright, but his breathing sounded just terrible. Now I haven’t seen him in a few days. Maybe he got himself to the hospital, but I just somehow doubt it.

Should I call the landlord? The cops? Someone else?

105 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:26:04am

re: #104 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Not to be a downer or anything, but does anyone know the procedure for what to do if you think one of your neighbors may have died?

My building has a lot of really ancient people in it. One guy, down on the 3rd floor, has been looking worse and worse over the last couple of weeks. Hard to really tell, since he avoids talking to me or anyone else, but I run into him a lot on the stairs since it takes him half an hour to get up or down them.

I haven’t seen him in the past few days. The last time I saw him he was breathing really, really, really hard while going up the stairs. I asked him if he needed help and he ignored me as usual. I actually waited a landing above his to make sure he got to his room alright, but his breathing sounded just terrible. Now I haven’t seen him in a few days. Maybe he got himself to the hospital, but I just somehow doubt it.

Should I call the landlord? The cops? Someone else?

Make a batch of something, muffins or cookies and knock on his door. If he answers, give the gift and say you haven’t seen him around, how’s he feeling? If he doesn’t answer, knock on the neighbor’s door. If necessary call the super.

That’s what neighbors are for.

106 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:26:57am

DO THEY REALLY KNOW HOW THE ALAMO TURNED OUT?

107 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:27:11am

re: #104 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Not to be a downer or anything, but does anyone know the procedure for what to do if you think one of your neighbors may have died?

My building has a lot of really ancient people in it. One guy, down on the 3rd floor, has been looking worse and worse over the last couple of weeks. Hard to really tell, since he avoids talking to me or anyone else, but I run into him a lot on the stairs since it takes him half an hour to get up or down them.

I haven’t seen him in the past few days. The last time I saw him he was breathing really, really, really hard while going up the stairs. I asked him if he needed help and he ignored me as usual. I actually waited a landing above his to make sure he got to his room alright, but his breathing sounded just terrible. Now I haven’t seen him in a few days. Maybe he got himself to the hospital, but I just somehow doubt it.

Should I call the landlord? The cops? Someone else?

Never had experience in this type of situation but I’d talk to your landlord. Hope the guy’s ok.

108 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:28:23am

HA HA HA IN SOVIET RUSSIA, INTERNET FAKE QUOTES YOU!

109 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:28:55am

re: #104 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Not to be a downer or anything, but does anyone know the procedure for what to do if you think one of your neighbors may have died?

My building has a lot of really ancient people in it. One guy, down on the 3rd floor, has been looking worse and worse over the last couple of weeks. Hard to really tell, since he avoids talking to me or anyone else, but I run into him a lot on the stairs since it takes him half an hour to get up or down them.

I haven’t seen him in the past few days. The last time I saw him he was breathing really, really, really hard while going up the stairs. I asked him if he needed help and he ignored me as usual. I actually waited a landing above his to make sure he got to his room alright, but his breathing sounded just terrible. Now I haven’t seen him in a few days. Maybe he got himself to the hospital, but I just somehow doubt it.

Should I call the landlord? The cops? Someone else?

Off the cuff I’d say to contact the landlord.

Unless you have better information on who might be a better contact. The police might be going too far - and at that point what additional information do you have to give them that makes them interested in the situation? And the local social services might not have any previous contact with the tenant and thus no information on him at all. And the landlord has some vested interest in the man’s well-being, plus having in their possession at least some information on him.

110 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:29:41am

re: #105 Vicious Babushka

Make a batch of something, muffins or cookies and knock on his door. If he answers, give the gift and say you haven’t seen him around, how’s he feeling? If he doesn’t answer, knock on the neighbor’s door. If necessary call the super.

That’s what neighbors are for.

I’ve knocked on his door before when I knew he was home and been ignored. I think he’s mostly deaf. I’ll give it a shot but I think he just won’t answer. The neighbors on his floor are pretty self-absorbed jerks. I think I’ll give a knock and then escalate it to the super/apartment management company, they’re decent people and probably deal with this stuff a lot.

It’s weird, I don’t know this guy, he’s frankly pretty rude and a little creepy, but I’d be really sad if he’d just died alone in his apartment. I keep wanting to find out something good about him.

111 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:30:22am

re: #110 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I’ve knocked on his door before when I knew he was home and been ignored. I think he’s mostly deaf. I’ll give it a shot but I think he just won’t answer. The neighbors on his floor are pretty self-absorbed jerks. I think I’ll give a knock and then escalate it to the super/apartment management company, they’re decent people and probably deal with this stuff.

It’s weird, I don’t know this guy, he’s frankly pretty rude and a little creepy, but I’d be really sad if he’d just died alone in his apartment. I keep wanting to find out something good about him.

Read Sue Grafton “T is for Trespass”
The creepy neighbor everyone hates has a fall and lies there for two days until the landlord checks up on him.

112 Bubblehead II  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:31:16am

re: #104 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

“Should I call the landlord? The cops? Someone else?”

Contact the Landlord with your concerns. S/he can do a welfare check and if necessary contact medical/law enforcement if needed.

113 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:32:35am

re: #106 Vicious Babushka

DO THEY REALLY KNOW HOW THE ALAMO TURNED OUT?

Yes, General Santa Ana paraded around the smouldering ruins in front of a banner that read “Mission Accomplished”

114 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:39:20am

re: #104 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

cops

regular #, not 911

Give the details as you’ve described here. Offer to contact landlord (if (s)he is onsite)

115 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:49:46am

re: #104 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

You can contact your landlord for starters and if he’s unwilling or slow to check, call 311, or the direct line to your local police precinct.

116 A Mom Anon  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 5:59:56am

re: #104 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I’d skip the step of knocking on the door honestly. If he has a hearing loss and usually doesn’t answer the door then you’d be better off contacting any on site building management first, off site second, and a call to the non emergency police number wouldn’t be a bad idea either. Cops do welfare checks all the time, this sounds like a situation where you should call.

117 makeitstop  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:00:58am

Morning, Lizards.

I opened Facebook this morning to find one FB ‘friend’ had spammed the page with every bitter anti-Obama graphic she could find. Fake quotes, Godwins, every bit of internet derp she could dig up.

She’s been blocked. Just seeing all that spammy crap has put me in a bad mood, even before my second cup of coffee.

118 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:01:15am

re: #116 A Mom Anon

I’ve already called the apartment management office and they’re having someone come over and do a wellness check. They said they’ll let me know what’s up as long as it’s legal for them to do so.

119 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:05:56am

re: #117 makeitstop

Morning, Lizards.

I opened Facebook this morning to find one FB ‘friend’ had spammed the page with every bitter anti-Obama graphic she could find. Fake quotes, Godwins, every bit of internet derp she could dig up.

She’s been blocked. Just seeing all that spammy crap has put me in a bad mood, even before my second cup of coffee.

You should at least have told her that’s what TGDN is for.

120 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:08:44am

Did Tesla get smacked with the Stinky stick? I noticed he no longer shows up in the Bottom 10.

121 makeitstop  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:08:53am

re: #119 Vicious Babushka

You should at least have told her that’s what TGDN is for.

I have doubts that she even knows what Twitter is, TBH.

122 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:11:01am

TBH=Too Bad for Her?

123 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:15:17am

WHAT RIGHT-WING RACISM?



This dude’s entire toxic timeline

124 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:16:22am

THE LATEST TOTALLY BOGUS WINGNUT OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGE!!!111111

125 makeitstop  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:20:20am

re: #122 Vicious Babushka

TBH=Too Bad for Her?

To be honest.

126 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:20:39am

WHAT RIGHT-WING RACISM?

127 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:21:19am

DERP

128 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:22:06am

re: #127 Vicious Babushka

Obama sent me an Almond Joy for today’s liberal freebie. I don’t like almonds.

129 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:22:36am

re: #128 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Obama sent me an Almond Joy for today’s liberal freebie. I don’t like almonds.

I got a chocolate doughnut.

130 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:23:14am

re: #128 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Obama sent me an Almond Joy for today’s liberal freebie. I don’t like almonds.

When you’re in the FEMA camp, you’ll wish you had that Almond Joy.

131 Bubblehead II  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:24:05am

re: #124 Vicious Babushka

THE LATEST TOTALLY BOGUS WINGNUT OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGE!!!111111

That’s the current headline over at Faux News.

132 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:24:31am

re: #129 Vicious Babushka

I got a Yodels factory. /connections

133 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:25:03am

re: #131 Bubblehead II

That’s the current headline over at Faux News.

That makes it the official

OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGE DU JOUR!1111!!!!!TY

134 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:26:42am

re: #132 lawhawk

I got a rock.

135 Joanne  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:27:07am

Just happened on this link. Works well in this thread. Lots of hate collected and displayed for your (lack of) enjoyment.

136 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:27:26am


Yeah, except they will be dressed like this.

137 Bubblehead II  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:28:38am

re: #134 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

I got a rock.

Upding for the Charlie Brown Halloween reference.

138 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:30:45am

Well, the apartment management company called me back. Not good. The guy’s room is empty and he clearly hasn’t been there in awhile. The door was unlocked, his mailbox is full to bursting and there was a meal left out that was spoiled.

I hope he got himself to the hospital.

139 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:30:47am

re: #136 Vicious Babushka

Yeah, except they will be dressed like this.

Yes, it can happen here. But it will come from Jesus Camp.

140 makeitstop  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:31:50am

re: #139 Decatur Deb

Yes, it can happen here. But it will come from Jesus Camp.

And the guy who tweeted that pic will be just fine with it.

141 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:32:55am

re: #140 makeitstop

It’ll be worse, they will all be dressed like @youthpastorbry

142 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:33:25am

re: #141 geoffm33

It’ll be worse, they will all be dressed like @youthpastorbry

Just the dudes.

143 Interesting Times  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:33:53am

re: #139 Decatur Deb

Yes, it can happen here. But it will come from Jesus Camp.

The Evangelical Instruction Manual on the Remaking of America

144 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:34:47am

re: #141 geoffm33

It’ll be worse, they will all be dressed like @youthpastorbry

Youth Pastor looks like a float in a gay rights parade.

145 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:35:41am

re: #143 Interesting Times

The Evangelical Instruction Manual on the Remaking of America

That was a frightening rickroll.

146 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:36:12am

re: #136 Vicious Babushka

Yeah, except they will be dressed like this.

If he doesn’t want that to happen, then he should be just fine with the separation of church and state thing. Oh wait most right wingers like him have a problem with that.

147 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:36:57am

So while “debating” betseyross et al on twitter about MLK’s political affiliation I learned that it was “common knowledge” that MLK was a republican. The things you can learn on twitter (if you turn your brain off).

When I asked for his evidence, here was the response:

Who the fuck uses dogpile!

148 Kronocide  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:37:30am

They want a separation of every other church and state. ‘Merica.

149 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:38:23am

re: #147 geoffm33

So while “debating” betseyross et al on twitter about MLK’s political affiliation I learned that it was “common knowledge” that MLK was a republican. The things you can learn on twitter (if you turn your brain off).

When I asked for his evidence, here was the response:

Who the fuck uses dogpile!

Because everything that comes up in a search engine is

TEH TROOF! I SAW IT ON TEH INTERWEBZ!!!!!1111!!!

150 iossarian  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:39:31am

re: #147 geoffm33

Who the fuck uses dogpile!

Still pining for the sad demise of magellan.

I can clearly remember the day that my grad school office mate said “you should try that on ‘google.com’ - they have a cool new algorithm that takes reverse page links into account.”

151 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:40:03am

re: #147 geoffm33

So while “debating” betseyross et al on twitter about MLK’s political affiliation I learned that it was “common knowledge” that MLK was a republican. The things you can learn on twitter (if you turn your brain off).

When I asked for his evidence, here was the response:

Who the fuck uses dogpile!

At least now we know Betsey is a real, if incredibly stupid person, and not just an automated bot spamming the same wingnut crap every 30 seconds.

152 iossarian  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:40:07am

re: #150 iossarian

Still pining for the sad demise of magellan.

I can clearly remember the day that my grad school office mate said “you should try that on ‘google.com’ - they have a cool new algorithm that takes reverse page links into account.”

WHY THE FUCK DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT

153 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:40:49am

DERP

154 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:40:50am

re: #149 Vicious Babushka

Because everything that comes up in a search engine is

And seriously, have the ever Googled (or dogpiled) “Was Martin Luther King a Republican” or “Martin Luther Jong Political Affiliation”?? They’d be surprised at the results (actually they would simply ignore the more reputable site and concentrate on the truth they are looking for).

155 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:41:44am

re: #150 iossarian

I was an altavista man myself.

156 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:43:11am

re: #153 Vicious Babushka

That doesn’t even make a lick of sense. There is nowhere there was only 2 options for president.

157 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:43:37am

re: #153 Vicious Babushka

Now that’s an idea! Instead of two political parties, let’s have a candidate from every state! Wait….lets have 3 candidates from every state!

158 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:43:44am

re: #147 geoffm33

So while “debating” betseyross et al on twitter about MLK’s political affiliation I learned that it was “common knowledge” that MLK was a republican. The things you can learn on twitter (if you turn your brain off).

When I asked for his evidence, here was the response:

Who the fuck uses dogpile!

Even if MLK was a Republican, what would it prove? Before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, many southern African Americans were Republicans because the Republican party until that time really hadn’t pandered to white rage like they would later.Shit, it needs to be pointed out that the Republican/conservative hero of heroes Reagan thought so little of MLK that he only really signed the bill that established MLK Day because of a congressional veto and let’s not forget that right wing support for the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

159 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:43:56am

re: #154 geoffm33

And seriously, have the ever Googled (or dogpiled) “Was Martin Luther King a Republican” or “Martin Luther Jong Political Affiliation”?? They’d be surprised at the results (actually they would simply ignore the more reputable site and concentrate on the truth they are looking for).

I Googled that exact question and found the PDF of the actual letter written by MLK in which he stated that while he does not publicly endorse any political party, he has personally voted Democratic.

Bookmark that page, it is very handy fact-crushing wingnuts.

160 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:44:17am

re: #157 geoffm33

Now that’s an idea! Instead of two political parties, let’s have a candidate from every state! Wait….lets have 3 candidates from every state!

Every pirate votes for hisself!

161 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:45:34am

Back to the original topic of this thread:

162 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:45:38am

re: #158 HappyWarrior

Exactly.

re: #159 Vicious Babushka

I noticed he hadn’t replied to your PDF link, so I spit it back when he told me to do my own work in finding evidence. All quiet since then.

163 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:46:37am

re: #162 geoffm33

Exactly.

re: #159 Vicious Babushka

I noticed he hadn’t replied to your PDF link, so I spit it back when he told me to do my own work in finding evidence. All quiet since then.

Betsey has probably blocked you.

164 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:46:39am

We understandably bitch about the two party system but other representative democracies usually have the same outcome. Pretty sure every UK prime minister since WWII has either been a member of Labour or the Conservatives for example. And you do get more than two choices.

165 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:47:33am

Yeps, just verified that Babushka has been BLOCKED by Betsey.

166 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:48:08am

re: #161 Vicious Babushka

Back to the original topic of this thread:

Yeah the group that bankrupted Aryan Nations. Such terrible people. Gotta love how idiots on the right can claim to be the heirs of the people who supported Civil Rights and then bitch about the SPLC.

167 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:49:09am

re: #156 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Yup. In most states, you not only had the Democratic and Republican candidates for president on the ballot, but any number of third party candidates including: AIP, ATP, Constitution Party, Green Party, Justice Party, Libertarian Party, Objectivism Party, Party of Socialism and Liberation, Peace and Freedom, Prohibition Party, Reform Party, Socialist Party USA, Socialist Equality Party, Socialist Workers Party, and several independent candidates who appeared on at least one state ballot.

168 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:51:15am

re: #162 geoffm33

Exactly.

re: #159 Vicious Babushka

I noticed he hadn’t replied to your PDF link, so I spit it back when he told me to do my own work in finding evidence. All quiet since then.

It’s really annoying. Honestly, I argue the Civil Rights era as liberalism versus conservatism. I can think of many prominent liberals- both Republicans and Democrats from that time who favored Civil Rights and likewise I can think of many prominent conservatives from both parties who opposed Civil Rights. That’s the real way to drive the right wing off the wall on the issue. They don’t like it being pointed out that their ideology was okay with legalized and state sanctioned racism but then again, they push shit like that while at the same time embracing loons like Rand Paul who has said on the record that he would have voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

169 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:52:07am

re: #168 HappyWarrior

It’s really annoying. Honestly, I argue the Civil Rights era as liberalism versus conservatism. I can think of many prominent liberals- both Republicans and Democrats from that time who favored Civil Rights and likewise I can think of many prominent conservatives from both parties who opposed Civil Rights. That’s the real way to drive the right wing off the wall on the issue. They don’t like it being pointed out that their ideology was okay with legalized and state sanctioned racism but then again, they push shit like that while at the same time embracing loons like Rand Paul who has said on the record that he would have voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Wingnuts make up shit and call it “facts”

170 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:52:19am

re: #167 lawhawk

Yup. In most states, you not only had the Democratic and Republican candidates for president on the ballot, but any number of third party candidates including: AIP, ATP, Constitution Party, Green Party, Justice Party, Libertarian Party, Objectivism Party, Party of Socialism and Liberation, Peace and Freedom, Prohibition Party, Reform Party, Socialist Party USA, Socialist Equality Party, Socialist Workers Party, and several independent candidates who appeared on at least one state ballot.

The Working Families Party actually got someone elected:

[Link: www.workingfamiliesparty.org…]

171 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:52:46am

WHAT RIGHT-WING RACISM?


172 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:53:30am

re: #169 Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts make up shit and call it “facts”

Pretty much. Really though I enjoy their cognitive dissonance. That you can claim that MLK would be on your side and at the same time embrace people like Rand Paul and Scalia. That takes balls.

173 dragonath  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:54:16am

re: #170 Decatur Deb

New York has a loooooong history of fusion tickets and stuff. Honestly, I think that’s kinda cool.

New England has lots of actual independents too, like Angus King and Lincoln Chafee.

174 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:54:26am

re: #172 HappyWarrior

Pretty much. Really though I enjoy their cognitive dissonance. That you can claim that MLK would be on your side and at the same time embrace people like Rand Paul and Scalia. That takes balls.

Cognitive dissonance, how does that work?

175 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:55:02am

DERP

176 Lidane  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:56:14am

re: #169 Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts make up shit and call it “facts”

And then they give themselves awards for accuracy.

177 dragonath  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:58:31am

The Prohibition Party must have the most boring victory parties, like, ever.

178 b_sharp  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:58:32am

re: #147 geoffm33

So while “debating” betseyross et al on twitter about MLK’s political affiliation I learned that it was “common knowledge” that MLK was a republican. The things you can learn on twitter (if you turn your brain off).

When I asked for his evidence, here was the response:

Who the fuck uses dogpile!

Who the fuck ‘loves’ their Glock?

179 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 6:59:29am

re: #177 dragonath

Depends what they’re prohibiting. /

180 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:00:09am

re: #88 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Measuring intelligence is one of the biggest challenges I can think of— it’s kind of cute that some people actually think they can do it.

Hear, hear.

181 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:00:26am

re: #177 dragonath

The Prohibition Party must have the most boring victory parties, like, ever.

Not if you bring a flask. Still can’t believe that movement took off the way it did. Did anyone else see Burns’ documentary on it? It actually angered me seeing the xenophobia that was used to push the ban.

182 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:01:24am

re: #178 b_sharp

Same person that thinks that the evidence to their claim lies in the fact they CAPITALIZED their claim.

183 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:02:10am

re: #103 HappyWarrior

I heard the “official” name was “Saturn.” I prefer “Snowquester.”

184 dragonath  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:02:15am

re: #181 HappyWarrior

In light of your avatar, here’s a song for you

185 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:03:15am

re: #106 Vicious Babushka

Do they really know what the Alamo was about?

186 b_sharp  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:03:17am

re: #182 geoffm33

Same person that thinks that the evidence to their claim lies in the fact they CAPITALIZED their claim.

OH SHIT, I DIDN’T SEE THAT!!!

187 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:04:36am

re: #185 chadu

Do they really know what the Alamo was about?

Some illegal aliens moved into Texas and refused to self-deport.

188 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:04:55am

re: #184 dragonath

In light of your avatar, here’s a song for you

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Heh thanks. The avatar btw if you’re curious is from a photo I took in Baltimore’s Fells Point a few years back. My Dad noticed it on an old brick wall.

189 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:05:32am

re: #183 chadu

I heard the “official” name was “Saturn.” I prefer “Snowquester.”

I just hope it clears up by Friday. Partying that night.

190 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:05:39am

re: #124 Vicious Babushka

Jon Stewart made the point: the Sequester gives Repubs everything they always wanted — gov’t cuts.

191 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:06:57am

Good morning lizards!

It’s been snowing since last night. Last time I checked we have 14 inches and its still snowing like crazy. Bad part about it, power has been down since last night.

192 dragonath  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:06:58am

It’s worth noting that the Prohibition party went from holding conventions in Cincinnati’s Music Hall to… a Holiday Inn Express in Alabama.

193 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:08:10am

Wingnuts think their Fake Quote must be TRUE if they make a graphic over a portrait of Thomas Jefferson. That’s why I made the LOLCATS Fake Quote

194 William Barnett-Lewis  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:08:27am

re: #185 chadu

Do they really know what the Alamo was about?

Probably not.
They’re probably the same ones who like to pretend it was only white Texans fighting and ignore all the brown Texicans (what they called them) who fought and died as well.

195 dragonath  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:08:38am
Florida Prohibition Party chairman Bill Bledsoe said Tuesday that, while the party laments the social ills for which alcohol abuse is blamed, many casual observers — including the mainstream news media — often obfuscate its stance on liquor.

“There’s nothing in the Volstead Act [the repealed 18th Constitutional prohibition amendment] that says a person cannot drink,” he said. “But most people say, ‘Oh, you’re trying to take my booze away from me.’ Well, that’s just a lie from the pit of hell. What the national prohibition law did say is that no one can manufacture, sell, trade or do commercial business with alcohol; you can make all you want at home, as long as you stay home and drink it.

Wait

WHAT

196 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:09:30am

re: #192 dragonath

It’s worth noting that the Prohibition party went from holding conventions in Cincinnati’s Music Hall to… a Holiday Inn Express in Alabama.

Cullman is a strange town—Catholic enclave, yet it just quit being ‘dry’.

197 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:10:08am

re: #187 Decatur Deb

Some illegal aliens moved into Texas and refused to self-deport.

Oh, dear and fluffy Lord. You’re probably right that’s how they see it.

198 wheat-dogghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:10:59am

re: #191 NJDhockeyfan

You’re in NJ, right? How is it in DC? A friend just went there yesterday to interview at Georgetown with a prof.

199 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:11:19am

re: #190 chadu

Jon Stewart made the point: the Sequester gives Repubs everything they always wanted — gov’t cuts.

It’s something I’ve been pointing out for a while. The GOP had no reason to negotiate in good faith. They get the cuts they’ve always sought, and they’ve sought to blame Obama for anything bad that happens as a result of the cuts. For them, it’s a win win.

Thing is that cuts are necessary across a wide range of government agencies, but this is blunt force trauma to every single program, regardless of its importance and value. A CDC program that identifies emerging diseases and issues alerts for a new epidemic is cut just as surely as a road to nowhere project in the hinterlands. A weather satellite program is cut just as much as a defense contract for a tank upgrade that the Army doesn’t need or want.

The GOP is okay with all this, since it establishes the next baseline for which to submit still more cuts - this time on the “entitlement” portion of the budget as the GOP proposals have thus far indicated no intention of balancing cuts with closing loopholes or revenue adjustments - all while protecting the defense budget (and jobs that the defense budget creates*).

*The GOP tacitly admits that defense spending creates jobs and those must be protected, but government spending elsewhere is a waste despite the jobs and value added from working in maintaining and improving infrastructure, education, environmental protection, public health, etc.

200 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:11:25am

re: #189 HappyWarrior

201 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:12:32am

re: #193 Vicious Babushka

Washington is even better.

MOAR HOLY LASER POWER!

202 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:13:42am

re: #198 wheat-dogghazi

4-8 inches expected today, with additional accumulations of 1-3 overnight. NWS. 6-10 inches expected in the DC metro area generally.

203 wheat-dogghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:14:46am

re: #202 lawhawk

Well. Hope she brought her galoshes.

204 dragonath  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:15:11am

re: #196 Decatur Deb

I wonder what kind of perverse reading of the Gospels would compel a Catholic to go dry. I mean, they’ve got monks! Monks!

Image: monks-making-beer.jpg

205 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:15:27am

re: #201 chadu

Washington is even better.

MOAR HOLY LASER POWER!

“Hammer their guns” and “Liberty teeth” are suck FAKETY FAKE QUOTES that even gun nut websites warn against using them because they are so bogus. But that doesn’t stop the Fake Quote Tweet Machine.

206 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:15:36am

re: #198 wheat-dogghazi

You’re in NJ, right? How is it in DC? A friend just went there yesterday to interview at Georgetown with a prof.

IIRC, NJHF is in Charottesvile, VA, quite a bit south of me in Alexandria.

In DC Metro, the snow is falling in earnest, and slushing up the scene.

Seriously, this is the wettest snow I’ve seen in years; it doesn’t cover, it turns into slush the second it hits a surface.

207 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:16:25am

re: #206 chadu

IIRC, NJHF is in Charottesvile, VA, quite a bit south of me in Alexandria.

In DC Metro, the snow is falling in earnest, and slushing up the scene.

Seriously, this is the wettest snow I’ve seen in years; it doesn’t cover, it turns into slush the second it hits a surface.

If it gets below freezing it will turn all the roads into ice skating rinks.

208 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:18:01am

re: #199 lawhawk

Word.

Personal note: We haven’t directly interacted much, but GODDAMN I love your analyses of complicated logical, legal, or governmental points/situations.

Kudos bro/sis.

209 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:18:23am

re: #198 wheat-dogghazi

You’re in NJ, right? How is it in DC? A friend just went there yesterday to interview at Georgetown with a prof.

I’m from NJ but live in Virginia. The wind is picking up and a transformer behind my neighbors house blew up an hour ago. It might be days before we see power here.

210 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:19:35am

re: #207 Vicious Babushka

Which is why it’s lucky I set up telecommuting today with my boss yesterday.

I ain’t going out there. Is nasty.

211 dragonath  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:19:41am

re: #208 chadu

I was saving this for you.

212 wheat-dogghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:20:22am

USGS discovers Decorah, Iowa, sits atop meteorite crater made almost 500 million years before creation of Earth!

//

213 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:20:35am

re: #209 NJDhockeyfan

Sorry, mang.

(Did you at least see/hear the explosion? It’s like fireworks!)

214 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:20:40am
215 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:21:18am

re: #167 lawhawk

Yup. In most states, you not only had the Democratic and Republican candidates for president on the ballot, but any number of third party candidates including: AIP, ATP, Constitution Party, Green Party, Justice Party, Libertarian Party, Objectivism Party, Party of Socialism and Liberation, Peace and Freedom, Prohibition Party, Reform Party, Socialist Party USA, Socialist Equality Party, Socialist Workers Party, and several independent candidates who appeared on at least one state ballot.

But the Silly Party has carried Bolton at least once!
;)

216 wheat-dogghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:22:04am

re: #209 NJDhockeyfan

I’m from NJ but live in Virginia. The wind is picking up and a transformer behind my neighbors house blew up an hour ago. It might be days before we see power here.

Got it. It’s been five years since I saw a really bad snow, or heard a transformer explode. Can’t say I miss it. Hope you manage to stay warm and dry until the crews restore power.

217 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:22:27am

re: #211 dragonath

I love you, mang.

Thanks! That was awesome!

218 b_sharp  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:22:53am

re: #191 NJDhockeyfan

Good morning lizards!

It’s been snowing since last night. Last time I checked we have 14 inches and its still snowing like crazy. Bad part about it, power has been down since last night.

Power is out? You better pedal faster or your Internet connection with fail.

219 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:23:10am

re: #199 lawhawk

Thing is that cuts are necessary across a wide range of government agencies,

Cuts aren’t necessary across a wide range of government agencies. Cost-reduction would be great wherever we can do it, but we need to do so much spending— and this affecting nearly every government department— to green up and attack AGW that talking about cutting spending in any context is going to be wrong.

220 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:24:52am

DERP. FAIL.

221 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:27:06am
222 Bubblehead II  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:27:10am
223 wheat-dogghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:27:17am

By the way, when did NWS start naming winter storms? I’ve been out of the States for a while, and this is news to me.

224 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:27:35am

re: #223 wheat-dogghazi

By the way, when did NWS start naming winter storms? I’ve been out of the States for a while, and this is news to me.

New thing, just started this year.

225 iossarian  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:27:38am

re: #214 lawhawk

My lack of surprise, let me show you it.

226 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:29:09am
227 iossarian  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:29:30am

Right-wing politicians assume that poor people want to scam the system, because this is their own approach to handling public money.

“Donations to my political campaign? Why thank you, I do so enjoy dining in expensive restaurants.”

228 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:29:58am

re: #220 Vicious Babushka

DERP. FAIL.

And that’s inaccurate anyhow. The swastika wasn’t Hitler’s symbol. It was his party’s symbol. And Obama’s is a campaign logo like countless campaigns have had. I don’t think these idiots even try to be honest. They just throw the most absurd shit out there and hope it sticks.

229 wheat-dogghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:29:59am

re: #222 Bubblehead II

Nice. Looks mostly like rain in DC around Georgetown now. She’ll be able to meet with the prof at 2 pm, I think.

230 b_sharp  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:31:21am

re: #223 wheat-dogghazi

By the way, when did NWS start naming winter storms? I’ve been out of the States for a while, and this is news to me.

I have no idea, but I’m waiting for Bubba and Billy-Bob to arrive.

231 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:31:39am

re: #228 HappyWarrior

And that’s inaccurate anyhow. The swastika wasn’t Hitler’s symbol. It was his party’s symbol. And Obama’s is a campaign logo like countless campaigns have had. I don’t think these idiots even try to be honest. They just throw the most absurd shit out there and hope it sticks.

Everything they Tweet is inaccurate and absurd, if somebody actually Tweets something that is accurate and correct to TGDN I automatically assume that it’s another LIBRUL TROLL from UniteBlue.

232 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:32:43am

re: #231 Vicious Babushka

Everything they Tweet is inaccurate and absurd, if somebody actually Tweets something that is accurate and correct to TGDN I automatically assume that it’s another LIBRUL TROLL from UniteBlue.

Heh, they’re so bad, I wouldn’t even trust them with the weather.

233 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:32:48am

re: #231 Vicious Babushka

Everything they Tweet is inaccurate and absurd, if somebody actually Tweets something that is accurate and correct to TGDN I automatically assume that it’s another LIBRUL TROLL from UniteBlue.

heh. A sort of reverse world where the trolls are honest and polite in the midst of an environment built around deceit, falsehood, and yelling.

234 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:33:33am

re: #200 chadu

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Haha such an awesomely bad song.

235 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:34:02am

re: #233 Feline Fearless Leader

heh. A sort of reverse world where the trolls are honest and polite in the midst of an environment built around deceit, falsehood, and yelling.

There are some “librulz” who enjoy trolling TGDN with vulgar insults, I find them just as annoying as the wingnuts.

236 Interesting Times  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:34:09am

re: #233 Feline Fearless Leader

heh. A sort of reverse world where the trolls are honest and polite in the midst of an environment built around deceit, falsehood, and yelling.

“I believe in tolerance and respect for racial diversity” would the ultimate form of trolling on a place like stormfront.

237 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:35:01am

GUNZ EVERYWHERE? WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

238 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:35:45am

Well I had to be that guy and feel like a rightist criticizing Hugo Chavez to a college friend on facebook. I provided him with a link to the human rights watch article published on Chavez’s legacy. And pointed out that him saying that Chavez was the first person of 100% indigenous background was inaccurate. I wasn’t a jerk. I like the guy, he’s a good friend, but sometimes very naive on leftism and I say that as a staunch liberal with some socialist leanings.

239 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:36:34am

SRSLY, THEY THINK THE DRONE IS GOING TO TAP THEM ON THE SHOULDER LIKE IN A BUGS BUNNY CARTOON?

240 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:37:55am

BE VEWWY VEWWY QUIET, I’M DWONE HUNTING.

241 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:38:14am

Bet they start to love the drones as soon as they get a Republican president who has the authority to use them and then they can fantasize about using them on liberals.

242 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:39:24am

re: #241 HappyWarrior

Bet they start to love the drones as soon as they get a Republican president who has the authority to use them and then they can fantasize about using them on liberals.

Someone should put together an illustrated document on how to differentiate between conservative, liberal, and libertarian drones. That way the hunters can avoid stalking the wrong types.
/

243 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:39:53am

re: #242 Feline Fearless Leader

Someone should put together an illustrated document on how to differentiate between conservative, liberal, and libertarian drones. That way the hunters can avoid stalking the wrong types.
/

I think the liberal drones eat tofu and have beards!

244 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:40:09am
245 wheat-dogghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:40:49am

re: #242 Feline Fearless Leader

Someone should put together an illustrated document on how to differentiate between conservative, liberal, and libertarian drones. That way the hunters can avoid stalking the wrong types.
/

Ben Stein is a conservative drone.

246 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:41:20am

re: #244 lawhawk

So much safer. Except when the folks doing the protecting accidentally discharge their weapons.

Now imagine someone very much inexperienced with guns. Of course, their answer to that is more arms training. Frankly, I don’t want to and I don’t think I need to live in a world where I feel like I need to be armed to feel safe. That’s not a free society.

247 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:41:40am

WTF DERP

248 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:42:12am

re: #245 wheat-dogghazi

Ben Stein is a conservative drone.

No, he’s the cure for insomnia. Him and Fred Thompson should do an audiobook for children to help them sleep. It would be better than counting sheep which frankly never worked for me.

249 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:43:15am

re: #239 Vicious Babushka

Considering that the US operates any number of drones, some of which can operate at or above 65,000 feet, as well as Reapers (which are associated with most UAV airstrikes) operate with a ceiling of 50,000 feet, normally operate at 25,000 feet and top speed is 300mph and cruising speed of 200mph.

The ability of someone with a shotgun knocking it down is somewhere between slim and none.

250 William Barnett-Lewis  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:43:26am

re: #223 wheat-dogghazi

By the way, when did NWS start naming winter storms? I’ve been out of the States for a while, and this is news to me.

Not NWS if I understand correctly it’s a hype thing being done by the weather channel. Between that and autostart videos I’ve stopped using them.

251 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:44:44am

re: #249 lawhawk

Considering that the US operates any number of drones, some of which can operate at or above 65,000 feet, as well as Reapers (which are associated with most UAV airstrikes) operate with a ceiling of 50,000 feet, normally operate at 25,000 feet and top speed is 300mph and cruising speed of 200mph.

The ability of someone with a shotgun knocking it down is somewhere between slim and none.

That wingnut fantasy of shooting down a drone is as realistic as a Bugs Bunny cartoon. The fantasy probably also includes being tapped on the shoulder by the drone, and the drone hiding behind a tree and other hilarity.

252 wheat-dogghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:45:26am

re: #248 HappyWarrior

No, he’s the cure for insomnia. Him and Fred Thompson should do an audiobook for children to help them sleep. It would be better than counting sheep which frankly never worked for me.

So true. In fact, just thinking about Stein puts me to sleep. Also, it’s 11:45 pm here. So, zzzzzz

253 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:46:50am

Just paged: MA Democrats Take Pre-Primary Shot at Republican Frontrunner. Very interesting tactic.

254 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:46:52am

re: #252 wheat-dogghazi

So true. In fact, just thinking about Stein puts me to sleep. Also, it’s 11:45 pm here. So, zzzzzz

I still don’t know why he became “hip”.

255 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:46:59am

“Action”=Sitting in front of the computer complaining on Twitter & FB

256 makeitstop  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:47:56am

OT: Ten Years After guitarist Alvin Lee has died unexpectedly from complications after a routine medical procedure. He was 68 years old.

257 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:48:35am

re: #253 geoffm33

Just paged: MA Democrats Take Pre-Primary Shot at Republican Frontrunner. Very interesting tactic.

Not a bad strategy really.

258 Bubblehead II  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:50:07am

Speaking of Drones. Have the RWNJ started freaking out about this yet?

Holder does not rule out drone strike scenario in U.S.


Washington (CNN) — Attorney General Eric Holder is not entirely ruling out a scenario under which a drone strike would be ordered against Americans on U.S. soil, but says it has never been done previously and he could only see it being considered in an extraordinary circumstance.

259 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:50:44am

re: #223 wheat-dogghazi

By the way, when did NWS start naming winter storms? I’ve been out of the States for a while, and this is news to me.

NWS has nothing to do with the names. It’s all about the Weather Channel looking to monetize its storm coverage. The names aren’t official by any stretch, and aren’t officially recognized in the way that tropical storms are ( World Meteorological Organization, which sets the names on an annual basis for tropical cyclones).

260 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:51:27am

re: #257 HappyWarrior

Indeed, excited to watch it play itself out.

261 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:52:41am

MM, SMELLS LIKE VICTORY

262 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:53:12am

re: #258 Bubblehead II

I think that using drone strikes domestically is an ill-conceived policy and unforeseen consequences that could lead to a dramatic expansion of their use. It’s bad policy and goes against traditional constitutional protections including due process.

263 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:53:34am

DERP

Is Sir Hate It a stalker? I thought it was a Rush bot.

264 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:53:47am

re: #260 geoffm33

Indeed, excited to watch it play itself out.

I bet. I know I’m excited to see Bill Bolling play spoiler to Ken Cuccinneli’s nuttery. I’m not a big Terry McAulliffe fan but I’ll take him over those two especially nutso Cooch.

265 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:56:35am

re: #212 wheat-dogghazi

USGS discovers Decorah, Iowa, sits atop meteorite crater made almost 500 million years before creation of Earth!

//

Here’s a much newer one (83 million years). We drive up its wall on the way to visit Daughter 1.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

266 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:57:28am

re: #228 HappyWarrior

And that’s inaccurate anyhow. The swastika wasn’t Hitler’s symbol. It was his party’s symbol. And Obama’s is a campaign logo like countless campaigns have had. I don’t think these idiots even try to be honest. They just throw the most absurd shit out there and hope it sticks.

Hitler fucking ruined a good-luck symbol that had been around for hundreds of years.

267 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:58:29am

re: #234 HappyWarrior

IDK, I still kinda like it.

268 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 7:59:43am

re: #243 HappyWarrior

I think the liberal drones eat tofu and have beards!

I will Paypal a dollar to the first person to have a drone-beard pic.

269 makeitstop  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:00:30am

Bain Capital company Guitar Center is slowly circling the drain.

Their demise can’t come soon enough. They’re the Wal-Mart of music stores, and in true fashion they knocked a lot of great Mom & Pop stores out of business.

I will line up for the going out of business sale, though. I will then get my revenge for every overpriced item I ever bought from them.

270 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:01:14am

re: #261 Vicious Babushka

“Literally”?

271 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:01:46am

re: #262 lawhawk

I think that using drone strikes domestically is an ill-conceived policy and unforeseen consequences that could lead to a dramatic expansion of their use. It’s bad policy and goes against traditional constitutional protections including due process.

It’s also a freakn’ pipe dream. No one is going to drop a $25,000 missile on some asshole in a hostage/standoff scenario.

272 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:02:34am

re: #267 chadu

IDK, I still kinda like it.

Oh when I say awesomely bad, I don’t mean to say it’s terrible and I hate the sound of it but that it’s tacky yet catchy. I do get a kick out of watching the video for it for Rick James’ appearance alone.

273 Interesting Times  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:02:36am

Durr hurr, if people disagree with something I say, that automatically means it teh troof! Derp.

274 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:03:06am

re: #270 chadu

“Literally”?

“Literally terrifying.” For a wingnut, yeah.

275 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:03:59am

re: #273 Interesting Times

Durr hurr, if people disagree with something I say, that automatically means it teh troof! Derp.

DERP

276 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:04:25am

re: #245 wheat-dogghazi

Ben Stein is a conservative drone.

Are they detectable by the engine making noises like “Buellleeeerrrr” as it goes overhead?

277 Bubblehead II  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:06:15am

re: #262 lawhawk

Completely agree. But you know, that even though this response was in answer to a hypothetical question from Rand Paul, the RWNJ are going to take it out of context and try to conflate it into another outrageous outrage.

Hell, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if dim jim isn’t already working on it.

278 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:08:46am

re: #265 Decatur Deb

Here’s a much newer one (83 million years). We drive up its wall on the way to visit Daughter 1.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

Even more recent than that is one that has affected things quite a bit!

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

279 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:10:45am

[Link: gawker.com…]
Seriously?…………..seriously?

280 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:11:26am

FOR THIS GUY, PROBABLY MEANS HE’S GOING DOWN TO TWITTERGULAG AS SOMEONE ASSEMBLES A COLLECTION OF HIS TOS VIOLATIONS.

281 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:12:30am
282 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:13:39am

re: #178 b_sharp

Who the fuck ‘loves’ their Glock?

Especially with those shitty triggers.

283 iossarian  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:14:28am

re: #281 Vicious Babushka

WHAT RIGHT-WING RACISM?

I blame white people for everything.

Especially the Beastie Boys and their damn hippity-hop.

284 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:15:08am

re: #283 iossarian

I blame white people for everything.

Especially the Beastie Boys and their damn hippity-hop.

I blame white people for Justin Bieber.

285 iossarian  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:15:57am

re: #284 Vicious Babushka

I blame white people for Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber is white? But he’s so musical!

/

286 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:16:45am

re: #285 iossarian

Justin Bieber is white? But he’s so musical!

/

Justin Bieber: Talented, Gorgeous, Divine? Naturally! #TGDN hashtag for Bieber Lovers!

287 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:17:28am

Bieber fans are angry that their beloved TGDN hashtag has been swarmed with a bunch of angry right-wing nutjobs.

288 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:17:49am

re: #279 HappyWarrior

[Link: gawker.com…]
Seriously?…………..seriously?

Seriously. Hopefully that guy is going to do some long, hard-time. Maybe they can lock up some of the commenters for that article too. I’m all for the 1st amendment, but some of those douchebags would have been holding the couple (and their dog) still while the guy got his wrench.

289 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:17:57am

re: #283 iossarian

But they’ve fought for your right to party and remind everyone that there’s no sleep til Brooklyn! It’s a sabotage yo!

290 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:18:48am

re: #278 Feline Fearless Leader

Even more recent than that is one that has affected things quite a bit!

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

Neat. Tektites thought to be from that strike (the Georgia Strewn Field) turn up around here.

[Link: adsabs.harvard.edu…]

291 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:19:36am

re: #283 iossarian

I blame white people for everything.

Especially the Beastie Boys and their damn hippity-hop.

I like the Beastie Boys.

292 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:20:01am

re: #288 geoffm33

Seriously. Hopefully that guy is going to do some long, hard-time. Maybe they can lock up some of the commenters for that article too. I’m all for the 1st amendment, but some of those douchebags would have been holding the couple (and their dog) still while the guy got his wrench.

I didn’t read the comments. Really what kind of fucked up person attacks a couple because he doesn’t like the color of their dog? Really anti-gay bigots are some of the most insecure people out there.

293 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:20:03am

re: #284 Vicious Babushka

Blame Canadians.

294 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:20:25am

re: #289 lawhawk

But they’ve fought for your right to party and remind everyone that there’s no sleep til Brooklyn! It’s a sabotage yo!

My freshman year in college my roommate and I had the Sabotage VHS and were watching it in our dorm. The RA was with us and asked who this “Sal Bernard” was that they kept singing about.

I’m tellin’ y’all, it’s a sabotageSal Bernard!

295 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:20:42am

re: #293 chadu

Blame Canadians.

For all their hockey hullaballoo
And that bitch Anne Murray too
Blame Canada!

296 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:22:04am

re: #294 geoffm33

My freshman year in college my roommate and I had the Sabotage VHS and were watching it in our dorm. The RA was with us and asked who this “Sal Bernard” was that they kept singing about.

I’m tellin’ y’all, it’s a sabotageSal Bernard!

My junior year on swim team, “Licensed to Ill” was the music we swam to over winter break, because of the seniors.

Wiffle ball bat.

297 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:22:07am

re: #283 iossarian

I blame white people for everything.

Especially the Beastie Boys and their damn hippity-hop.

White Person Crimes include:

* The Church of Scientology
* Mustache tattoos (temporary or permanent) on fingers
* Promising to move to Canada if xyz happens / doesn’t happen.
* Unpaid internships
* Knowing what’s best for non-white people
* NASCAR

The list goes on.

298 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:22:17am

re: #295 Vicious Babushka

For all their hockey hullaballoo
And that bitch Anne Murray too
Blame Canada!

No sleep ‘til the Blackhawks lose?
;)

299 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:22:43am

re: #295 Vicious Babushka

Hey, don’t diss Anne Murray.

My dad’s favorite singer.

300 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:23:41am

re: #297 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

White Person Crimes include:

* The Church of Scientology
* Mustache tattoos (temporary or permanent) on fingers
* Promising to move to Canada if xyz happens / doesn’t happen.
* Unpaid internships
* Knowing what’s best for non-white people
* NASCAR

The list goes on.

I saw someone (female) wearing a scarf the other day that had a fake mustache sewn onto it on the long edge in such a way that it could be worn so that the mustache was located right under her nose.

It got a double-take when I saw it.

301 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:23:45am

re: #299 chadu

Hey, don’t diss Anne Murray.

My dad’s favorite singer.

Mothers Against Canada song.

302 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:23:50am

re: #297 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

White Person Crimes include:
* Mustache tattoos (temporary or permanent) on fingers.

Please tell me this isn’t real.

303 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:24:13am

re: #295 Vicious Babushka

For all their hockey hullaballoo
And that bitch Anne Murray too
Blame Canada!

Leonard Cohen, Ian and Sylvia, and Bonnie Dobson earned the Canadians a plenary indulgence.

304 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:24:49am

re: #302 chadu

Please tell me this isn’t real.

Sadly:
[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

305 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:24:57am

re: #298 Feline Fearless Leader

No sleep ‘til the Blackhawks lose?
;)

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

306 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:25:46am

re: #304 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

And I die a little inside.

307 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:26:51am

re: #303 Decatur Deb

Leonard Cohen, Ian and Sylvia, and Bonnie Dobson earned the Canadians a plenary indulgence.

INDEED.

308 b_sharp  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:28:17am

re: #284 Vicious Babushka

I blame white people for Justin Bieber.

I blame brainless, hormone overloaded, adolescent girls.

309 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:29:14am

re: #308 b_sharp

I blame brainless, hormone overloaded, adolescent girls.

Their parents must have divorced. /thread from yesterday.

310 b_sharp  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:29:27am

re: #293 chadu

Blame Canadians.

F U

311 b_sharp  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:29:38am

re: #295 Vicious Babushka

For all their hockey hullaballoo
And that bitch Anne Murray too
Blame Canada!

F U 2

312 iossarian  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:29:39am

re: #291 chadu

I like the Beastie Boys.

Don’t tell anyone but I like them too.

313 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:30:16am

THESE PEOPLE HAVE MORE IN COMMON WITH THE “OCCUPY ANARCHISTS” THAN THEY THINK.

314 b_sharp  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:30:56am

re: #299 chadu

Hey, don’t diss Anne Murray.

My dad’s favorite singer.

I blame those puck-addled Canadians for her.
Like my dad.

315 b_sharp  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:32:46am

You know how to make a kick-ass igloo?

You have to use well aged snow, and start from the top.

316 iossarian  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:33:31am

re: #294 geoffm33

My freshman year in college my roommate and I had the Sabotage VHS and were watching it in our dorm. The RA was with us and asked who this “Sal Bernard” was that they kept singing about.

I’m tellin’ y’all, it’s a sabotageSal Bernard!

Ha, that’s awesome.

I played Ill Communication loud in my dorm room for a whole year in the late 90s. It’s between that and Paul’s Boutique for the BB album with the most lasting appeal. Though I did put on Check Your Head last week just for the Blue Nun parody.

317 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:33:31am

re: #213 chadu

Sorry, mang.

(Did you at least see/hear the explosion? It’s like fireworks!)

I heard it. The kids saw it. They said it looked like fireworks.

318 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:36:50am

DERP

319 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:37:25am

So far 17 inches and its sill coming down. It’s getting cold in the house.

320 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:39:35am

re: #315 b_sharp

You know how to make a kick-ass igloo?

You have to use well aged snow, and start from the top.

How Nanook did it:

321 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:41:05am

re: #319 NJDhockeyfan

So far 17 inches and its sill coming down. It’s getting cold in the house.

Give Varek your coordinates. The laser might be able to help warm things up.

322 makeitstop  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:41:31am

re: #299 chadu

Hey, don’t diss Anne Murray.

My dad’s favorite singer.

The Anne Murray Family Guy episode was one of the funniest in a long time.

323 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:42:01am

re: #319 NJDhockeyfan

So far 17 inches and its sill coming down. It’s getting cold in the house.

Pretty sure we got snow this year. Counted 6-8 flakes, but it could have been pollen. (Don’t hate us for it—we’ll pay for it in August.)

324 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:44:54am

re: #316 iossarian

Ha, that’s awesome.

I played Ill Communication loud in my dorm room for a whole year in the late 90s. It’s between that and Paul’s Boutique for the BB album with the most lasting appeal. Though I did put on Check Your Head last week just for the Blue Nun parody.

Since BB came up in the thread I just fired up Spotify. I agree and lean towards Paul’s Boutique for best BB album.

325 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:52:32am

re: #220 Vicious Babushka

DERP. FAIL.

I repeat:Image: Prince_logo.svg.png

326 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:53:52am

re: #226 Vicious Babushka

When I think “modern Pharisee”, it’s people like Fischer who come first to mind.

327 Stanley Sea  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:54:40am

So…I get to work today to a new computer & 3 screens. The screen saver was landscapes, cars & naked models. I saw breasts @ 630 am. Construction company harassment. WTF.

And they fucked up the network connection. I’m sitting here doing nothing.

Ah better than unemployment I’m guessing.

328 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:56:11am

re: #247 Vicious Babushka

Note: if he leaves on Jan 20, 2017, when Constitutionally required to leave, then he wasn’t really “Dictator for Life”.

329 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:56:20am

re: #327 Stanley Sea

So…I get to work today to a new computer & 3 screens. The screen saver was landscapes, cars & naked models. I saw breasts @ 630 am. Construction company harassment. WTF.

And they fucked up the network connection. I’m sitting here doing nothing.

Ah better than unemployment I’m guessing.

You can delete that screensaver although I am guess you probably do not have admin access to your box?

That would totally get the IT person who installed that screensaver in BIG TROUBLE where I work.

330 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:57:03am

re: #328 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

Note: if he leaves on Jan 20, 2017, when Constitutionally required to leave, then he wasn’t really “Dictator for Life”.

Also, when he leaves on 1/20/2017 that will be the day HILLARY is sworn in.

It won’t be a happy day for wingnuts.

331 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:57:15am

re: #328 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

Note: if he leaves on Jan 20, 2017, when Constitutionally required to leave, then he wasn’t really “Dictator for Life”.

Heh yeah.

332 Stanley Sea  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:57:40am

re: #329 Vicious Babushka

No doubt. Small co v. Legit co.

333 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:58:11am

WHAT RIGHT-WING RACISM? Not embedded, click at your own risk.

334 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:58:26am

re: #138 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Well, the apartment management company called me back. Not good. The guy’s room is empty and he clearly hasn’t been there in awhile. The door was unlocked, his mailbox is full to bursting and there was a meal left out that was spoiled.

I hope he got himself to the hospital.

Thats why I suggested calling the non emergency police #. Now, knowing that, you could still call and ask if he’s been checked into any area hospitals (which they could have done before)

335 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 8:59:06am

re: #332 Stanley Sea

No doubt. Small co v. Legit co.

I definitely prefer working for a major corporation, especially one that FOLLOWS UNION RULES. :)

336 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:01:14am

re: #319 NJDhockeyfan

So far 17 inches and its sill coming down. It’s getting cold in the house.

start burning furniture!

337 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:01:45am
338 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:02:05am

re: #334 sattv4u2

Thats why I suggested calling the non emergency police #. Now, knowing that, you could still call and ask if he’s been checked into any area hospitals (which they could have done before)

I’m sorry, I don’t get what you’re saying. Now that we know he’s not in the apartment, they’re putting in a missing person’s on him. They’ll check area hospitals and the rest.

What would the benefit of calling the cops directly be?

339 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:03:13am

re: #338 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I’m sorry, I don’t get what you’re saying. Now that we know he’s not in the apartment, they’re putting in a missing person’s on him. They’ll check area hospitals and the rest.

What would the benefit of calling the cops directly be?

You stated you spoke with apt. management, not police
What didn’t you get? I stated it’s (past) time to call the police

340 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:05:51am

re: #337 Vicious Babushka

Douchebags.

341 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:10:02am

DERPTY DERP

342 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:10:52am

re: #341 Vicious Babushka

Guns are a “value”?

343 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:11:33am

re: #341 Vicious Babushka

I think we’ve hit the derp singularity.

344 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:11:38am

re: #342 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

Guns are a “value”?

To a RWNJ, they are the ONLY VALUE from which ALL OTHER VALUES are derived.

345 iossarian  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:12:08am

re: #344 Vicious Babushka

To a RWNJ, they are the ONLY VALUE from which ALL OTHER VALUES are derived.

They are the very teeth of liberty.

— Kermit the Derp

346 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:12:29am

re: #343 chadu

I think we’ve hit the derp singularity.

WAIT, THEIR R MOAR DERPZ.

347 Kronocide  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:12:36am
348 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:13:02am

DERP

349 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:13:51am

I’m not sure how these derpists can manage to breed, what with their fear of the vajayjay.

350 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:13:59am

re: #339 sattv4u2

You stated you spoke with apt. management, not police
What didn’t you get? I stated it’s (past) time to call the police

What I don’t get is why calling the cops first would have been better, dude. There’s a missing persons report being filed now that we know he wasn’t in the apartment, and from that will check the hospitals. So again, what’s the benefit of calling the cops first?

351 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:14:49am

re: #348 Vicious Babushka

DERP

If Rmoney was in that montage, would his uniform consist of a beret and a stripey shirt?

352 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:14:50am

re: #348 Vicious Babushka

Ron doesn’t count, unless USO counts as “in uniform”.

353 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:15:20am

re: #352 chadu

Ron doesn’t count, unless USO counts as “in uniform”.

It was a costume, not a uniform.

354 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:15:27am

re: #351 Vicious Babushka

If Rmoney was in that montage, would his uniform consist of a beret and a stripey shirt?

No, that would be French, and therefore verboten.

355 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:16:10am

re: #353 Vicious Babushka

True.

Was being mild.

356 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:17:18am

re: #351 Vicious Babushka

If Rmoney was in that montage, would his uniform consist of a beret and a stripey shirt?

No. A police uniform.

357 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:17:32am

re: #353 Vicious Babushka

Update with this

Image: 240px-Bedtime_for_Bonzo.jpg

358 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:18:09am

re: #357 geoffm33

Update with this

Image: 240px-Bedtime_for_Bonzo.jpg

I can only imagine what wingnuts will do with that graphic.

359 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:18:33am

re: #356 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

And here is Romney:

Image: tumblr_m80mgvNdAO1rxnhfuo1_500.jpg

360 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:19:15am

re: #353 Vicious Babushka

O/T

Alouette, will you be my stand-in Jewish mother? ;)

You cook really well, and (IIRC) keep kosher, and I want to do so for my Jewish friends when I have them over to dinner.

Also: you’re smart, sharp, and funny.

361 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:19:21am

re: #359 geoffm33

And here is Romney:

Image: tumblr_m80mgvNdAO1rxnhfuo1_500.jpg

My eyes!!!!!11

362 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:19:21am

re: #359 geoffm33

And here is Romney:

Image: tumblr_m80mgvNdAO1rxnhfuo1_500.jpg

I threw up in my mouth.

363 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:20:06am

re: #361 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

re: #362 Vicious Babushka

What has been seen, cannot be unseen

364 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:20:44am

re: #360 chadu

O/T

Alouette, will you be my stand-in Jewish mother? ;)

You cook really well, and (IIRC) keep kosher, and I want to do so for my Jewish friends when I have them over to dinner.

Also: you’re smart, sharp, and funny.

Order out from a kosher deli or pizza parlor.

365 Bubblehead II  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:23:26am

re: #363 geoffm33

re: #362 Vicious Babushka

What has been seen, cannot be unseen

But it can be bleached away.


Image: MotivatorBrainBleach2.jpg

366 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:23:40am

Ted Nugent berates female contestant and dismembers animal on reality show debut

The rules of the show appear to be an odd mix of “Survivor” and “Fear Factor,” with a little bit of “Animal Planet” thrown in for good measure. At one point Ted actually chases contestants around a field in some sort of modified golf cart, shooting them repeatedly at close range with a paintball gun as he brags about all his expert warrior training with every federal agency he could list.

When a female contestant won what appeared to be an American flag relay race of some kind, Nugent remarked: “She’s a humper!” and “The she-beast beat the he-beast. How cool is that?” He followed those classy lines up with, “Nice work, wild thing. Nice humpage,” and insulted a male contestant who placed second behind “wang dang sweet fucking thang.”

It got even weirder when he forced everyone to watch him smash a live chicken’s head on a rock and slice it open on camera. “It’s almost like being a mother and refusing to change your child’s diapers because it stinks,” he said. “This is so good. This is so good for you… I want you to see the beauty of this.”

367 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:24:12am

*FACE PALM*

368 allegro  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:25:41am

re: #366 Kragar (Antichrist )

Ted Nugent berates female contestant and dismembers animal on reality show debut

This guy needs to be institutionalized.

369 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:26:06am

Karen’s cognitive dissonance is astonishing. “Is that not what we do to the child in the womb OF A LIVING WOMAN?!”

370 allegro  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:27:41am

re: #369 Vicious Babushka

Karen’s cognitive dissonance is astonishing. “Is that not what we do to the child in the womb OF A LIVING WOMAN?!”

Pffft, they’re just sluts. Yanno, not human.

///

371 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:27:45am

GOP Senators Praise Obama’s Outreach On Grand Bargain

Ordinarily the president would speak directly with leadership. But as the White House sees it, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have been unwilling to begin a discussion about averting the sequester in a balanced way. The two GOP leaders have repeatedly ruled out raising any new revenue. So Obama is searching for Republicans who are willing to engage.

As part of his outreach, Obama has invited a number of Republican senators to dinner on Wednesday night at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington. Those expected to attend, according to The Associated Press, are Sens. Graham, John McCain (AZ), Kelly Ayotte (NH), Roy Blunt (MO), Pat Toomey (PA), Rob Portman (OH), Bob Corker (TN) and Ron Johnson (WY).

Graham said the broad consensus is that the deficit must be reduced by cutting long-term entitlement spending and extracting revenues by reforming the tax code to eliminate deductions.

372 allegro  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:29:15am

re: #371 Kragar (Antichrist )

Graham said the broad consensus is that the deficit must be reduced by cutting long-term entitlement spending and extracting revenues by reforming the tax code to eliminate deductions.

In other words, take out what’s left of the middle class and kill off the po’ folks.

373 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:29:43am

re: #352 chadu

Actually, Reagan did enter the Army Air Force and was in the reserves when WWII began. He was called to active duty but couldn’t serve in front line due to having poor eyesight. His service was in the film unit out on CA and later in NY. [Link: www.reaganfoundation.org…]

374 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:30:51am

re: #372 allegro

In other words, take out what’s left of the middle class and kill off the po’ folks.

Yup.

375 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:31:17am

re: #371 Kragar (Antichrist )

GOP Senators Praise Obama’s Outreach On Grand Bargain

If that isn’t a sign Obama is doing it wrong, I don’t know what the fuck is.

376 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:31:54am

Wingnuts are seething over the salary of the White House Calligrapher, who gets paid what you would expect is the salary of a skilled, experienced graphic artist and designer.

BTW we sent a wedding invitation to the POTUS and FLOTUS last year when my daughter got married, just for grins. I was TOTALLY SHOCKED when we actually got a card in response.

If my son-in-law’s mother had also sent an invitation to the Queen (they are from the UK) they would have probably also received a card.

377 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:34:17am

Chris Sprouse Pulls Out Of Drawing Orson Scott Card’s Superman Story For DC Comics

Chris Sprouse, the comics artist who’s drawn everything from Batman for DC Comics to the Dark Horse adaptation of the Star Wars Expanded Universe novel Splinter Of The Mind’s Eye, has announced that he will withdraw from illustrating Orson Scott Card’s Superman story for DC, on the grounds that the furor around Card’s grotesquely anti-gay advocacy made it impossible for the story to stand on its own:

378 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:35:49am
379 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:37:25am

re: #373 lawhawk

Thank you for correcting me.

380 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:38:09am

re: #379 chadu

No problem.

381 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:38:41am

re: #378 Vicious Babushka

That is pretty goddamn awesome.

382 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:41:00am

re: #378 Vicious Babushka

Wedding card from the White House.

You know who else sent out wedding cards? Yeah, thought so.

That’s…awesome. Great keep-sake to put into an album or wedding book.

383 lawhawk  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:41:20am

re: #371 Kragar (Antichrist )

They’re pushing another iteration of the Grand Bargain. Last time they got close to a deal, Cantor submarined Boehner and told him to kill the deal because Cantor thought the GOP could do better after the election.

Cantor was spectacularly wrong. Not only did the GOP lose seats in the House, but Obama won reelection and Democrats retained the Senate. The GOP didn’t moderate its position, and instead sought brinksmanship that could kill the economy by either sequestration or the fiscal cliff (or both).

384 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:42:20am

re: #378 Vicious Babushka

Wedding card from the White House.

Very cool. One of my grandmother’s prized possessions was a Christmas card from the Clintons.

385 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:43:38am

Georgia city ordinance would require a gun in every home

Cronic’s ordinance reads: “In order to provide for the emergency management of the city, and further in order to provide for and protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants, every head of household residing in city limits is required to maintain a firearm, together with ammunition.”

Loopholes, however, allow certain residents to avoid gun ownership.

Anyone with a “physical or mental disability,” felons, “paupers” and those “who conscientiously oppose maintaining firearms as a result of beliefs or religious doctrine” could be exempted from the rules.

“It’s a deterrent ordinance,” Cronic insisted. “It tells the potential intruder you better think twice.”

But Nelson resident Lamar Kellett called the idea “big government at its worst.”

You can’t “force” a person to have insurance, but they want to force people to buy a gun.

386 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:44:00am

re: #375 Ghost of Tom Joad

If that isn’t a sign Obama is doing it wrong, I don’t know what the fuck is.

He’s actually making McConnell and the rest look weak by doing this.

387 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:45:14am

re: #385 Kragar (Antichrist )

Georgia city ordinance would require a gun in every home

You can’t “force” a person to have insurance, but they want to force people to buy a gun.

Look who’s giving out free stuff now.

388 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:45:34am

How is it today?

389 Kronocide  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:46:10am

re: #387 HappyWarrior

Look who’s giving out free stuff now.

OBAMAGUNZ!

390 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:46:11am

@VICIOUSBABUSHKA AND OTHER LIBRUL TRAITORZ WHO CORRECT MY FAKE QUOTES R SO TOTALLY BLOCKED!1111!!!!


391 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:46:13am

re: #385 Kragar (Antichrist )

Georgia city ordinance would require a gun in every home

You can’t “force” a person to have insurance, but they want to force people to buy a gun.

trying to follow the Swiss Model as interpreted by the NRA.

392 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:47:58am

re: #387 HappyWarrior

Look who’s giving out free stuff now.

Christ, could you imagine the frenzy if Obama said “You know, the NRA has a point. Free guns for every American!”?

The Wingnuts should shit themselves. “HE’S BEGUN THE CIVIL WAR!”

393 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:48:36am

re: #391 FemNaziBitch

trying to follow the Swiss Model as interpreted by the NRA.

Swiss can’t buy all the ammo they want, ammo distribution is strictly controlled through the armories. Also, everyone has to have the same equipment. That is WELL-REGULATED, the part that the wingnuts always skip over.

394 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:48:53am

re: #391 FemNaziBitch

trying to follow the Swiss Model as interpreted by the NRA.

Switzerland just had a workplace shooting in the last week or two.

395 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:50:30am

re: #392 Kragar (Antichrist )

Christ, could you imagine the frenzy if Obama said “You know, the NRA has a point. Free guns for every American!”?

The Wingnuts should shit themselves. “HE’S BEGUN THE CIVIL WAR!”

I can hear Glenn Beck now, OBAMA IS ARMING PROGRESSIVES TO START A REVOLUTION.

396 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:50:53am

re: #347 Kronocide

What is it with the right’s obsession over Obama’s golf game?

It’s a meme with the party that is out of power. Typical shit. Nothing worth paying attention to.

397 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:51:10am

“SMALL BUSINESS” LIKE WALMART.

398 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:51:32am

re: #393 Vicious Babushka

Swiss can’t buy all the ammo they want, ammo distribution is strictly controlled through the armories. Also, everyone has to have the same equipment. That is WELL-REGULATED, the part that the wingnuts always skip over.

like I said: “as interpreted”.

399 Amory Blaine  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:52:36am

re: #397 Vicious Babushka

7 small businesses that could be replaced by tomorrow with other small businesses willing to treat people with dignity. Fuck them.

400 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:55:21am
401 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:57:08am

Good morning Lizards. How is the Obama stock market crash affecting you today?

402 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:57:38am

re: #399 Amory Blaine

7 small businesses that could be replaced by tomorrow with other small businesses willing to treat people with dignity. Fuck them.

“Small family business” (including restaurants and family farms) were a loophole for avoiding child labor laws.

Any business that is large enough to employ workers on W2 should pay them fairly (LIKE IT SAYS IN THE BIBLE, yeah I’m talking to you Bryan Fischer) otherwise do all the work yourself, you freaking miser.

403 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:57:56am

We got a bit of snow yesterday. Nothing worth staying home for tho. The major roads were kept clear the whole time.

404 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:58:34am

re: #402 Vicious Babushka

“Small family business” (including restaurants and family farms) were a loophole for avoiding child labor laws.

Any business that is large enough to employ workers on W2 should pay them fairly (LIKE IT SAYS IN THE BIBLE, yeah I’m talking to you Bryan Fischer) otherwise do all the work yourself, you freaking miser.

or you hire “subcontractors” for peak periods.

405 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 9:58:36am

re: #385 Kragar (Antichrist )

Georgia city ordinance would require a gun in every home

You can’t “force” a person to have insurance, but they want to force people to buy a gun.

This can’t end well.

Domestic killings, shootings, and crime have skyrocketed since this was passed? Hoocoodanode!

407 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:01:29am

TOTAL LACK OF SELF AWARENESS.

408 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:02:22am

I got to listen to most of this yesterday in the car. The author that was featured talked about how the ban is a stupid idea because it just spurns gun sales. He said the the AR-15 didn’t have his popularity until it was banned.

409 Amory Blaine  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:02:45am

Wingnuts post at Huffpo as much as anyone else.

410 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:03:40am

geez another old(er) friend just fell and broker her ankle on the ice —is having surgery today.

411 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:03:53am

re: #393 Vicious Babushka

Facts, how do they work?

412 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:04:17am

re: #409 Amory Blaine

Wingnuts post at Huffpo as much as anyone else.

Any large media source that allows commenting with minimal moderation is going to attract swarms of assholes. HuffPost is bad, but not nearly as horrible as FoxNews and Yahoo.

413 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:04:25am

re: #411 chadu

Facts, how do they work?

Like Magnets —the repelling sides.

414 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:04:52am

re: #401 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Please tell me that’s sarc.

415 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:06:20am

re: #407 Vicious Babushka

TOTAL LACK OF SELF AWARENESS.

I am really starting to think this sort of projection is a pervasive national mental health issue.

416 Amory Blaine  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:07:45am

re: #410 FemNaziBitch

geez another old(er) friend just fell and broker her ankle on the ice —is having surgery today.

Sorry to hear that. I was salting my driveway last week and a friend was watching me and told me not to do it because it kills my grass. I said grass seed is cheaper than hospital bills for broken bones. I hope her surgery goes well ggt.

417 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:09:02am

Texas GOP: Planned Parenthood Is Convincing Teens To Get Pregnant So It Can Perform Their Abortions

State Sen. Ken Paxton (R) wants to put even more restrictions on health classes by preventing “abortion affiliates” from providing any sexual health instruction or contraceptive resources.

Texans who back Paxton’s measure argue that Planned Parenthood can’t be trusted to provide sex ed because, since the organization doesn’t want to “lose abortion business,” it has a vested interest in convincing teenagers to have sex and get pregnant:

During Tuesday’s hearing on Paxton’s bill, Renate Sims of Round Rock told the Senate Education Committee she strives to teach her five children that “married sex and only married sex is appropriate.”

“Abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and their affiliates can’t possibly communicate this message effectively because of their inherent conflict of interest. If teenagers consistently viewed sex as something to be saved for marriage, Planned Parenthood would lose abortion business,” Sims said.

Although several speakers criticized the way sex education is handled in specific districts, no supporter of Paxton’s bill provided examples of Planned Parenthood materials or information that has actually been used in schools.

418 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:09:15am

re: #416 Amory Blaine

Sorry to hear that. I was salting my driveway last week and a friend was watching me and told me not to do it because it kills my grass. I said grass seed is cheaper than hospital bills for broken bones. I hope her surgery goes well ggt.

me too. She should be fine, she’s active and healthy. Just shouldn’t be walking on the ice.

Thanks for your sentiments.

419 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:10:50am
420 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:13:15am

Fake Quote Tweeters out in force.

421 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:14:22am
422 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:15:03am

HAV MOAR GIANT DOOBIE OF DERP (The Meme Formerly Known as “Godwin”)

423 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:16:50am

Man, Destro really jumped that shark. He’s currently in orbit around Uranus.

424 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:16:51am

re: #336 sattv4u2

start burning furniture!

He said he was in Virginia, not West Virginia.
;)

425 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:18:33am

re: #420 Vicious Babushka

Struck a nerve:

426 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:18:35am

re: #422 Vicious Babushka

HAV MOAR GIANT DOOBIE OF DERP (The Meme Formerly Known as “Godwin”)

Poor baby wants to be a victim soooooooo bad.

427 Romantic Heretic  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:19:25am

re: #349 chadu

I’m not sure how these derpists can manage to breed, what with their fear of the vajayjay.

Like all bacteria they breed through division.

428 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:19:42am

re: #425 geoffm33

… government-issued whistle?

429 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:20:53am

re: #428 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

… government-issued whistle?

Where’s mine????

430 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:20:54am

re: #428 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

… government-issued whistle?

Dontcha have one? Might be stuck in the mail.

431 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:21:43am

re: #401 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Good morning Lizards. How is the Obama stock market crash affecting you today?

That it is hitting record highs shows you how incompetent of a socialist tyrant he is!

432 Eventual Carrion  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:21:45am

re: #417 Kragar (Antichrist )

Texas GOP: Planned Parenthood Is Convincing Teens To Get Pregnant So It Can Perform Their Abortions

Ken Paxton fucks Chihuahua dogs, films it and then shows it to children. Should he be allowed to maintain his position within the government?

(I can make up nasty, unsubstantiated shit too)

433 The Ghost of a Flea  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:22:00am

I’ve got a government-issue ocarina, ‘cause I’m special.

434 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:22:16am

re: #425 geoffm33

Struck a nerve:

So classy.

435 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:23:01am

re: #303 Decatur Deb

Leonard Cohen, Ian and Sylvia, and Bonnie Dobson earned the Canadians a plenary indulgence.

And Rush, not the radio announcer, the Ayn Rand rock band of the 70’s…

436 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:23:14am

re: #434 Vicious Babushka

Sometimes, the truth, it hurts.

437 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:24:25am

re: #436 geoffm33

Sometimes, the truth, it hurts.

Such rage over a Fake Quote. Imagine the strokes and heart attacks they would suffer if I said something like OBAMA IS COMING TO TAKE UR GUNZ AWAY & PUT U IN FEMA GULAG.

438 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:25:47am

re: #428 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

… government-issued whistle?

Is it a referee-type whistle, or a slide whistle, or what? I hope it’s a slide whistle, because they have comedic uses.

439 William Barnett-Lewis  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:26:13am

re: #423 Varek Raith

Man, Destro really jumped that shark. He’s currently in orbit around Uranus.

And how is that any different than normal for him?

440 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:27:52am

TEH DERP is really strong today and it’s not even a full moon.

441 Amory Blaine  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:28:03am

More natural gas is coming out of the ground than ever before. Yet here I am paying more than ever for it.

442 makeitstop  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:28:11am

Hey we have dumb laws here on Long Island, too!

Rockville Centre Man Gets Summonses For Laughing Too Loudly

* headdesk *

443 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:28:15am

re: #439 William Barnett-Lewis

And how is that any different than normal for him?

He is now quoting as an authority a dude who wrote a tongue-bath article titled Reagan: Liberator of Nations.

444 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:29:16am

re: #441 Amory Blaine

More natural gas is coming out of the ground than ever before. Yet here I am paying more than ever for it.

Supply and demand.

445 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:29:39am

re: #442 makeitstop

Hey we have dumb laws here on Long Island, too!

Rockville Centre Man Gets Summonses For Laughing Too Loudly

* headdesk *

446 The Ghost of a Flea  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:29:42am

Jim Hoft Finally Officially Designated As The Dumbest Man On The Internet With Reed Irvine Award

AIM was started by a Reed Irvine, a man who once denied that the El Mozote Massacre took place based purely on Reed’s own perception that the person reporting the deaths of over 800 civilians was a filthy communist. Irvine died in 2004 after a career highlighted by his role in promoting the conservative masturbatory narrative regarding the Vince Foster conspiracy and his general existence as a complete embarrassment to any idealized notion about the benefits of a free press. Given this splendid reputation, it makes sense that the award in his name is finally being bestowed upon the Imo’s Pizza of internet punditry, Jim Hoft.

And LGF gets a link.

447 Eclectic Cyborg  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:31:34am

re: #397 Vicious Babushka

“SMALL BUSINESS” LIKE WALMART.

I read a book awhile back I believe called “Bully of Bentonville” about the rise of Wal-Mart and the related controversies. Really eye opening.

One section that really stood out to me was about how Sam Walton used to use a law meant for small businesses to justify paying his employees LESS than minimum wage. He was taken to court over it and argued that each Wal-Mart store was, in effect, its own “small business” and he should therefore be allowed to pay his employees less than minimum wage.

It got appealed all the way up to the Supreme Court where, thank goodness, he lost.

448 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:32:05am

I want a whistle.

449 makeitstop  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:32:11am

re: #445 Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

Arrest that woman!

450 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:34:40am

re: #447 Eclectic Cyborg

I read a book awhile back I believe called “Bully of Bentonville” about the rise of Wal-Mart and the related controversies. Really eye opening.

One section that really stood out to me was about how Sam Walton used to use a law meant for small businesses to justify paying his employees LESS than minimum wage. He was taken to court over it and argued that each Wal-Mart store was, in effect, its own “small business” and he should therefore be allowed to pay his employees less than minimum wage.

It got appealed all the way up to the Supreme Court where, thank goodness, he lost.

The Waltons have fucked America.

451 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:35:22am

re: #450 Vicious Babushka

The Waltons have fucked America.

Well, America dressed in such a way to ask for it, obviously.
///

452 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:35:54am

re: #451 Feline Fearless Leader

Well, America dressed in such a way to ask for it, obviously.
///

Srsly, have you seen PeopleOfWalmart.com?

453 Amory Blaine  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:36:07am

Here in Wisconsin we have the Wisconsin Dells. It is a tourist trap basically with fudge shops, water parks and camp grounds. Rather than pay the local high school kids to do the work they import labor mainly from eastern Europe and set them up in migrant type camps. No siree Whitey McLunchpail don’t want to see no brown people behind the counter while his family is on vacation. Makes me sick at how phony it all is. Also makes me the wet blanket.

454 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:36:30am
Rep. Mary Moore, D-Birmingham, as she was leaving the House chamber threw her hands over her head and shouted, “Welcome to the new confederacy where a bunch of white men are now going to take over black schools.
455 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:37:00am

PROJECTION, HOW DOES IT WORK?

456 makeitstop  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:39:58am

re: #455 Vicious Babushka

PROJECTION, HOW DOES IT WORK?

Like this.

457 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:40:06am

re: #454 FemNaziBitch

Fuck. That should get paged. That is atrocious.

458 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:40:23am

CWA: Violence Against Women Act Is Part of the War on Women

it should come as no surprise that Nance is now using the “war” rhetoric in her latest Washington Times op-ed: “When high-sounding legislation becomes a war against women.” That’s right, she now believes that there is in fact a war on women, but that it comes from supporters of the Violence Against Women Act.

She claims that VAWA “hurts sex-trafficking victims,” even though 93 Senators voted for a Sen. Patrick Leahy’s amendment focused on combating the trafficking of women and girls.

459 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:41:04am

I WOULD SO TOTALLY WATCH THAT.

460 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:42:07am

re: #453 Amory Blaine

Here in Wisconsin we have the Wisconsin Dells. It is a tourist trap basically with fudge shops, water parks and camp grounds. Rather than pay the local high school kids to do the work they import labor mainly from eastern Europe and set them up in migrant type camps. No siree Whitey McLunchpail don’t want to see no brown people behind the counter while his family is on vacation. Makes me sick at how phony it all is. Also makes me the wet blanket.

There is an aspect of seasonal and/or migrant labor: people coming over from Eastern Europe or other places are happy to take the sort of cheap accomodations they offer so they can save more money to send or take back home with them.

That is why one sees so many Eastern Europeans working in Western Europe’s agriculture as well as travelling fairs, circuses and a lot of temporary construction sites.

461 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:42:25am

re: #459 Vicious Babushka

I WOULD SO TOTALLY WATCH THAT.

I don’t know if I could handle laughing that much.

462 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:43:20am

re: #461 Kragar (Antichrist )

I don’t know if I could handle laughing that much.

It would be fun to hear him read off the multitude of hashtags per tweet.

463 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:44:06am

re: #462 geoffm33

It would be fun to hear him read off the multitude of hashtags per tweet.

I’d like to hear him read the shortened links.

464 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:44:29am

re: #452 Vicious Babushka

Srsly, have you seen PeopleOfWalmart.com?

That’s not asking to get fucked, that’s begging for the meteor.

465 Amory Blaine  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:45:13am

re: #460 Sol Berdinowitz

I know they just want to better their situation and I do not fault them. I also know a bunch of locals who can’t find jobs either.

466 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:45:27am

re: #462 geoffm33

It would be fun to hear him read off the multitude of hashtags per tweet.

“In my hands gentlemen, I hold a picture of Obama with a Hitler mustache, featuring a badly mangled quote, purportedly from a Winstan Churchill.”

467 The Ghost of a Flea  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:45:41am

re: #458 Kragar (Antichrist )

CWA: Violence Against Women Act Is Part of the War on Women

Quote from the CWA statement:

The Violence Against Women Act also promotes the decriminalization of prostitution of minors for states, which is also dangerous for trafficking victims. Decriminalization provides a perfect opportunity for pimps, traffickers and gangs to exploit minors in the sex industry by telling the minors that it is not illegal and that they will not get arrested.

Buh?

468 FriendsofHummus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:47:06am

re: #467 The Ghost of a Flea

Quote from the CWA statement:

Buh?

I think this is the same organization or at least an organization aligned with it that claimed that Ellen DeGeneres’ “normalness” is why she was such a dangerous pick to be the JCPenney spokeswoman. Because we can’t have images of a lesbian woman who is actually happy and confident in who she is.

469 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:47:59am

re: #466 Kragar (Antichrist )

“In my hands gentlemen, I hold a picture of Obama with a Hitler mustache, featuring a badly mangled quote, purportedly from a Winstan Churchill.”

“From HarryBallsOfWar2:”

Senater Rand, fight the power!!!1111 #TGDN #LNYHBT #TEAPARTY #TCOT #CTOT #BOOBS #2A #ELEVENTY

470 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:49:49am
471 Eclectic Cyborg  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:50:23am

re: #454 FemNaziBitch

Republicans heralded it as a historic day for education and life-altering for children stuck in poorly performing schools. But tempers boiled over as Democrats called the maneuver “sleaziness” and a “bait and switch.”

The Senate broke down in chaos during the vote with every senator on their feet and many shouting at each other.

“This is historic for the children of this state,” Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, said over the shouts of angry Democrats.

“You went behind closed doors… This is not democracy. This is hypocrisy,” Sen. Quinton Ross, D-Montgomery, shouted at Marsh.

The House of Representatives approved the bill by a 51-26 vote. The Senate approved the bill 22-11.

Gov. Robert Bentley is expected to sign the bill next week.

Wow.

472 The Ghost of a Flea  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:50:30am

re: #468 HappyWarrior

I think this is the same organization or at least an organization aligned with it that claimed that Ellen DeGeneres’ “normalness” is why she was such a dangerous pick to be the JCPenney spokeswoman. Because we can’t have images of a lesbian woman who is actually happy and confident in who she is.

CWA used to be led by the wife of Tim LaHaye, co-author of Apocalypse-porn classic “Left Behind.” Somewhere along the way…I think from Fred Clark—I’ve encountered them being referred to as Concerned Ladies Against Sluts.

But for all of their derp-y credentials, that statement is just beyond the pale.

473 Gus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:52:09am

re: #470 Vicious Babushka

Ironically, according to my Twitter feed, he’s currently getting some applause from SOME on the left. Maybe that’s not ironic.

474 Amory Blaine  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:52:47am

Good thing them republicans have no power and are on their way out huh?

475 The Ghost of a Flea  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:53:53am

re: #473 Gus

Ironically, according to my Twitter feed, he’s currently getting some applause from SOME on the left. Maybe that’s not ironic.

What’s he doing?

476 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:55:00am

re: #470 Vicious Babushka

re: #475 The Ghost of a Flea

What’s he doing?

Apparently he is “dry-humping EVERY LW America-hating Democrat.”

477 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:55:29am

re: #457 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Fuck. That should get paged. That is atrocious.

done
with video

478 Lidane  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:55:29am
479 makeitstop  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:55:50am

re: #470 Vicious Babushka

Rand Paul single-handed is dry-humping EVERY LW America-hating Democrat.

First - Ew.

Second - Huh??

480 Gus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:56:14am

re: #475 The Ghost of a Flea

What’s he doing?

“Rand Paul just talked about how the Iraq War was unconstitutional and illegal.”

“Rand Paul is being mocked by liberals for fighting for something Senate liberals aren’t liberal enough to fight for.”

481 Gus  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:56:42am

“Pretty sad - and pretty revealing - that it was left to Rand Paul to raise in the Senate the killing of 16-year-old Abdulrahman Awlaki.”

482 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:56:49am

re: #467 The Ghost of a Flea

Quote from the CWA statement:

Buh?

that kind of mental gymnastics really takes effort.

483 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 11:04:54am

I need to step away for awhile.

The bile is rising, and getting mean.

Laters, Lizards.


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The boat ran into trouble several dozen miles from Jindo, an island that sticks out of South Korea's southwestern corner like a little toe. Jindo is surrounded by a group of even smaller islands that are slightly farther afield from the mainland. The ferry was curving around those small islands at the time it issued a distress call. What caused the disaster? We ...

2 days, 22 hours ago
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Idle Drifter
Calgary stabbings: How knife crime in Canada can cause ‘moral panic’
What Calgary police chief Rick Hanson called the "worst mass murder" in the city's history didn't end at the barrel of a gun. Instead, the 22-year-old suspect identified on Tuesday as Matthew de Grood is accused of entering the kitchen at a house party, taking "a large knife" and using it to fatally stab four men and one woman, all of whom were students ...

4 days, 9 hours ago
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New York Electoral College: State Joins National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate: New York Electoral College: State Joins National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Instead of pushing for a Constitutional amendment, which would have to be ratified in 38 states, advocates ask individual state legislatures to pass an agreement: that they'll pledge all their presidential electors to the winner of the national popular vote as soon as enough other states pass the law to ...

4 days, 15 hours ago
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Political Atheist
The Insane History of Rockets at Jet Propulsion Laboratories
The Rocket Boys In the late 1930s, a group of Caltech graduate students were booted off campus after blowing up (part of!) their building during a rocket test gone awry. Unwilling to give up on the joy of semi-controlled explosions, the students and a few of their friends headed into the San Gabriel Mountains. They picked a deserted gully -- Arroyo Seco -- ...

5 days, 12 hours ago
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Drug Companies Want Your Money
Two thematically-related stories on the BBC at the moment: UK drug company Glaxo 'paid bribes to Polish doctors' UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama has discovered. Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report Hundreds of millions of pounds may have been wasted on a drug for flu that works no better ...

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