The 11 Most Mystifying Things the Tsarnaev Brothers Did

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On Monday, it became official: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with “use of a weapon of mass destruction” and “malicious destruction of property resulting in death,” for his alleged role in last Monday’s bombing of the Boston marathon. The federal criminal complaint comes three days after police captured Tsarnaev in a boat in Watertown, Mass., and four days after a manhunt for these specific suspects began in earnest. For the time being, law enforcement officials believe Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed Friday, acted alone.

Dzhokar and Tamerlan’s motive—or motives—are is still unclear. But that’s not the only unknown. Many of the Tsarnaevs’ actions last week seem baffling in retrospect. Here are some of the most confounding things they did:

  1. Wear a backwards hat and no sunglasses.
  2. Not react to the explosions.
  3. Leave the car in the shop.
  4. Stay in Boston.
  5. Kill an MIT police officer.
  6. Run out of cash.
  7. Not understand how ATMs work.
  8. Confess to the hostage.
  9. Stop for snacks.
  10. Keep the hostage's phone.
  11. Bring a BB gun.

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368 comments

1 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 2:10:11pm

Maybe their real goal was to get featured on “America’s Dumbest Criminals”

2 CuriousLurker  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 2:12:36pm

re: #1 Vicious Babushka

LOL—true, that. I’m really glad they were so incompetent, otherwise we might never have had hopes of getting answers.

3 Howl  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 3:35:13pm

re: #1 Vicious Babushka

Well you have to wonder.

The younger one did run over his own brother in an attempt to run over the cops. Talk about dumb and unprepared. I’m surprised they didn’t blow themselves up assemblng their bombs.

4 calochortus  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 3:38:22pm

re: #3 Howl

Wild speculation: Could the younger brother have killed the older one as part of a plan to leave no trail as he continued the plan? Or murder-attempted suicide, as his neck wound may have been self-inflicted?
Poor planning is always a possibility as well.

5 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 3:41:39pm

re: #3 Howl

Well you have to wonder.

The younger one did run over his own brother in an attempt to run over the cops. Talk about dumb and unprepared. I’m surprised they didn’t blow themselves up assemblng their bombs.

I think he ran over his brother in a frantic scramble to escape. Finding a tarp-covered boat in somebody’s back yard to hide in was just a lucky break, I doubt they had the neighborhood scouted.

6 Aligarr  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 3:44:18pm

Their goal was to die . Capture did not matter , that would have ended in suicide . The amount of additional bombs indicates that they were not finished , their plan had gone awry -they did not get the chance to finish , their entire plan was not consumated . I dont think the younger brother was ready to die .

7 Charles Johnson  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 4:59:32pm

Good article - the uncle said it best, they were losers. I don’t even think they were planning to go out in a big suicidal finish - they believed they were not going to get caught.

Unfortunately these two dim-witted freaks managed to get it together enough to hurt a lot of people.

8 CuriousLurker  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:06:40pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

Yeah, they were still young enough to think they were invincible and construct some screwed up fantasy world in which…God only knows what. I’m not even going to try to guess what they were thinking. I suppose we’ll find out eventually.

Unfortunately these two dim-witted freaks managed to get it together enough to hurt a lot of people.

QFT

9 compound_Idaho  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:08:55pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

Loser is a very common trait among terrorists.

10 Varek Raith  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:09:48pm

Yep, totally worth losing any amount of civil liberties over.
/

11 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:10:01pm

re: #9 compound_Idaho

Loser is a very common trait among terrorists.

Also a very common trait for criminals in general.

12 GeneJockey  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:12:35pm

re: #8 CuriousLurker

Yeah, they were still young enough to think they were invincible and construct some screwed up fantasy world in which…God only knows what.

This reminds me of the incompetent school bomber who attacked my son’s high school. He had apparently built up some grandiose dream of blowing up parts of the school and killing people with a chain saw, only to find his poorly constructed bombs barely scorched the linoleum and his chain saw wouldn’t start, and it was so heavy that nobody had any difficulty getting away from him. In the end he was tackled by the Principal and a teacher.

Luckily he was even more of a fuckup than these two.

13 evodevo  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:12:52pm

Hmmm… martial arts, boxing, wrestling…. has anyone asked if either or both used ‘roids? Might explain some of the sudden behavioral changes over the last few years.

14 darthstar  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:15:35pm

For the sake of levity, or should I say levitation, a friend of mine’s French bulldog.

Image: 21210_10151612840604479_174737203_n.jpg

He’s almost alwasy airborn in photos…I don’t know that this dog ever touches the ground.

15 Charles Johnson  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:16:38pm

So all that hyperventilation about Miranda warnings and public safety exceptions - was that really necessary?

He’s been read his Miranda rights, the government never intended otherwise, so will Glenn Greenwald and the emoprogs who freaked out about the end of democracy own up?

I’m guessing not.

16 darthstar  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:17:05pm

12. Fuck with Boston.

17 darthstar  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:18:31pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

So all that hyperventilation about Miranda warnings and public safety exceptions - was that really necessary?

He’s been read his Miranda rights, the government never intended otherwise, so will Glenn Greenwald and the emoprogs who freaked out about the end of democracy own up?

I’m guessing not.

I’m just waiting for someone to release tape of Republicans talking about how they can use this to their advantage…because, let’s face it, we know they are. Lindsey Graham’s faux-patriotic rant about shit-canning the Constitution is a perfect example.

18 Political Atheist  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:18:53pm

re: #16 darthstar

Thread winnah! (IMHO)

CL?

19 Charles Johnson  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:19:16pm

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev update: he says they were not connected to a terrorist group, and they got the instructions for the bombs on the Internet.

20 CuriousLurker  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:19:36pm

re: #18 Political Atheist

Thread winnah! (IMHO)

CL?

Yep! ;)

21 compound_Idaho  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:20:04pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

So all that hyperventilation about Miranda warnings and public safety exceptions - was that really necessary?

He’s been read his Miranda rights, the government never intended otherwise, so will Glenn Greenwald and the emoprogs who freaked out about the end of democracy own up?

I’m guessing not.

When do you ever have to talk to the government? I can think of taxes and census, but there must be others.

22 Lidane  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:20:59pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev update: he says they were not connected to a terrorist group, and they got the instructions for the bombs on the Internet.

LIES! Everyone knows they got the info from the Saudi bomber that Obama is deporting to cover his tracks!

/Glenn Beck

23 darthstar  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:21:47pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev update: he says they were not connected to a terrorist group, and they got the instructions for the bombs on the Internet.

Cue Iran connection allegations in 3..2..1…

24 Varek Raith  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:21:58pm

*Googles ‘how to build an atomic bomb’*
Yep, the internet can be scary.

25 abolitionist  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:22:20pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

So all that hyperventilation about Miranda warnings and public safety exceptions - was that really necessary?

He’s been read his Miranda rights, the government never intended otherwise, so will Glenn Greenwald and the emoprogs who freaked out about the end of democracy own up?

I’m guessing not.

I think more than 48 hours passed since taking him into custody. Not sure whether suspect being unconscious and nearly dead matters to the law.

26 compound_Idaho  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:22:48pm

re: #21 compound_Idaho

court subpoena too

27 Lidane  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:22:51pm

re: #16 darthstar

12. Fuck with Boston.

Actually, that was #1 - 12. The list at the top of this thread starts at #13.

Heh.

28 Charles Johnson  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:23:18pm

re: #25 abolitionist

I have a feeling they Mirandized him at minute 47:59.

29 wrenchwench  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:25:59pm

Opportunity knocks.

30 abolitionist  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:26:17pm

re: #24 Varek Raith

*Googles ‘how to build an atomic bomb’*
Yep, the internet can be scary.

There are easier ways to check if your connection is secure.

31 CuriousLurker  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:28:06pm

IMO the weirdest part is the BB gun. WTF were they gonna do with that?  O_o

32 Varek Raith  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:29:09pm

re: #31 CuriousLurker

IMO the weirdest part is the BB gun. WTF were they gonna do with that?  O_o

They played too much Fallout?

33 Charles Johnson  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:29:43pm

re: #29 wrenchwench

Opportunity knocks.

Oh, for Pete’s sake. Buck has a real crush on Brigitte Gabriel.

34 AntonSirius  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:30:46pm

re: #1 Vicious Babushka

Maybe their real goal was to get featured on “America’s Dumbest Criminals”

Or have their story turned into a future Michael Bay movie

35 Charles Johnson  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:32:06pm

re: #31 CuriousLurker

IMO the weirdest part is the BB gun. WTF were they gonna do with that?  O_o

That smells like desperation - looking for all possible weapons to use in the getaway.

36 Lidane  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:32:31pm
37 wrenchwench  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:35:10pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

Oh, for Pete’s sake. Buck has a real crush on Brigitte Gabriel.

Is that what’s wrong with him? Could that explain — everything?

38 Varek Raith  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:37:00pm

FYI, awesome game.
dontstarvegame.com

39 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:37:06pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev update: he says they were not connected to a terrorist group, and they got the instructions for the bombs on the Internet.

so, it’s all Al Gore’s fault…
//

40 Charles Johnson  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:37:51pm

I’m pretty much finished trying to reason with Buck, forever. Don’t really want to suspend his account but that could change, depending.

41 Charles Johnson  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:38:30pm

/subcomment

42 wrenchwench  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:38:35pm

How’s that rebranding going?

Remember how the Mitt Romney-espoused “self-deportation” rhetoric was supposed to end up in the dustbin of history following President Obama’s huge margins among Latino voters back in November? Apparently no one told Kris Kobach.

The Kansas secretary of state and intellectual author of harsh laws in states like Arizona and Alabama was back at it again earlier today, this time at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings on the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill. In response to questions from Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kobach said that “self-deportation is not some radical idea. It is simply the idea that people may comply with the law by their own choice.”

[…]

Mark Krikorian also testified. That shouldn’t be allowed.

43 SpaceJesus  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:38:47pm

the buck’s gotta stop somewhere

44 SpaceJesus  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:40:07pm

SEE WHAT I DID THERE

45 Iwouldprefernotto  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:40:38pm

re: #43 SpaceJesus

the buck’s gotta stop somewhere

You can’t handle the buck

46 SpaceJesus  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:40:46pm
47 Charles Johnson  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:40:53pm

re: #44 SpaceJesus

I feel you.

48 Targetpractice  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:41:29pm

re: #45 Iwouldprefernotto

You can’t handle the buck

What the buck?!

//

49 CuriousLurker  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:41:45pm

re: #43 SpaceJesus

the buck’s gotta stop somewhere

Stop trying to pass the buck.

50 CuriousLurker  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:42:32pm

re: #48 Targetpractice

What the buck?!

//

Buckin’ a—buck that.

51 Minor_L  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:42:44pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

Greenwald isn’t interested in anything that doesn’t “prove” how morally pure he is compared to everyone else in the universe. He’s probably either frustrated that the Obama administration proved him wrong, or somehow taking credit for their decision.

52 wrenchwench  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:42:52pm

re: #46 SpaceJesus

en.wikipedia.org

That is the funniest thing anyone has ever posted here.

53 Interesting Times  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:43:13pm

Trying to reason with buckwits is an exercise in futility.

54 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:44:25pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev update: he says they were not connected to a terrorist group, and they got the instructions for the bombs on the Internet.

That should be pretty unsurprising, considering they only managed to kill 1.5 people per bomb. That certainly doesn’t mitigate anything they did, and it’s no consolation to the dead and maimed, but a quick glance at the news from Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq shows that experienced/trained bombers usually don’t leave single-digit body counts.

55 Four More Tears  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:45:06pm

What a disgusting little troll of a man…

56 wrenchwench  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:46:04pm

re: #54 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

That should be pretty unsurprising, considering they only managed to kill 1.5 people per bomb. That certainly doesn’t mitigate anything they did, and it’s no consolation to the dead and maimed, but a quick glance at the news from Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq shows that experienced/trained bombers usually don’t leave single-digit body counts.

On the other hand, the immediate area was packed with doctors and nurses. I’m sure that reduced the number of fatalities.

57 CuriousLurker  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:46:09pm

Time to make some dinner. Later, lizards.

58 Targetpractice  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:46:45pm

re: #19 Charles

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev update: he says they were not connected to a terrorist group, and they got the instructions for the bombs on the Internet.

Come now, we know that they couldn’t have been acting alone. No amateur builds a bomb without losing a hand!!

///

59 wrenchwench  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:47:06pm

re: #57 CuriousLurker

Time to make some dinner. Later, lizards.

Yeah, I gotta go make Chiles Rellenos. Hasta la bye bye.

60 Charles Johnson  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:50:12pm

Tonight’s dinner - angel hair pasta with sauteed olive oil, thinly sliced garlic, and plum tomatoes. Freshly grated parmesan.

Talk to me quick.

61 abolitionist  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:54:17pm

I think it’s dinnertime, Charles. Enjoy.

62 bratwurst  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:55:28pm

re: #29 wrenchwench

Opportunity knocks.

Call me crazy…but I would be willing to wager that this is not the first (or second or third) time this individual has been in a situation where he had to ask if he was welcome to return someplace.

63 Buck  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:58:22pm

re: #62 bratwurst

Call me crazy…but I would be willing to wager that this is not the first (or second or third) time this individual has been in a situation where he had to ask if he was welcome to return someplace.

Ok you are crazy.

64 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 5:59:29pm

The more I read about the Boston fuckwits, the more I remember the old saying about not attributing to maelevolence that which can be better attributed to incompetence and fecklessness.

65 goddamnedfrank  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:00:46pm

12. On his last visit, the young man was wearing Louis Vuitton shoes and Burberry pants

One report said the shoes cost $900. Maybe that’s why they ran out of money. For that kind of cash they could have afforded to buy realistic silicone masks.

66 Political Atheist  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:01:18pm

re: #60 Charles Johnson

Tonight’s dinner - angel hair pasta with sauteed olive oil, thinly sliced garlic, and plum tomatoes. Freshly grated parmesan.

Talk to me quick.

Got a buttery California Chardonnay for that?

67 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:01:37pm

re: #62 bratwurst

Call me crazy…but I would be willing to wager that this is not the first (or second or third) time this individual has been in a situation where he had to ask if he was welcome to return someplace.

Given that he is essentially nothing more than a troll, I’m surprised people let him in in the first place.

68 austin_blue  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:03:53pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

Good article - the uncle said it best, they were losers. I don’t even think they were planning to go out in a big suicidal finish - they believed they were not going to get caught.

Unfortunately these two dim-witted freaks managed to get it together enough to hurt a lot of people.

Tamerlin (aka Tamer the Lame) my have been as dumb as a box of hammers, but the kid was on a scholarship (awarded by his community) to attend UMass Dartmouth. Not a dimwit. A romantic naive kid, but not dumb. Still can’t imagine why he went along with the plan, but as The Boss wrote in Nebraska “man turns his back on his brother, he ain’t no friend of mine”.

Not an endorsement, just an observation.

69 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:04:06pm

re: #66 Political Atheist

Got a buttery California Chardo0nnay for that?

Okay..that does it..I’m a proud philistine. If I ever had a wine that tasted buttery I’d send it back.

70 Iwouldprefernotto  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:04:31pm

We are being attacked my morons.

The shoe bomber didn’t even have a lighter. Couldn’t light his match.

The first bombers of the WTC got caught when they tried to return the rental truck. It was destroyed in explosion.

When/If these idiots get smarter we may be in trouble.

71 Charles Johnson  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:04:33pm

re: #66 Political Atheist

Beaulieu Vineyard 2011 Chardonnay. I ordered some *fresh* wine.

72 Charles Johnson  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:06:10pm

re: #70 Iwouldprefernotto

We are being attacked my morons.

The shoe bomber didn’t even have a lighter. Couldn’t light his match.

The first bombers of the WTC got caught when they tried to return the rental truck. It was destroyed in explosion.

When/If these idiots get smarter we may be in trouble.

The moral of the story: morons can still be very dangerous.

73 Buck  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:07:02pm

re: #67 PT Barnum

Given that he is essentially nothing more than a troll, I’m surprised people let him in in the first place.

When I came here this website was very different. You arrived in 2009? Well I was here in 2001. Not only have I been here, contributing for many years, but there was even a time when Charles linked my blog and gave me hat tips for stories.

Now maybe we have completely different definitions of Troll, or you have no clue what you are talking about.

74 Charles Johnson  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:07:04pm

To put it another way: it’s not a good idea to ignore hateful morons.

75 Iwouldprefernotto  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:08:12pm

re: #74 Charles Johnson

To put it another way: it’s not a good idea to ignore hateful morons.

or elect them to Congress

76 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:08:53pm

re: #68 austin_blue

Tamerlin (aka Tamer the Lame) my have been as dumb as a box of hammers, but the kid was on a scholarship (awarded by his community) to attend UMass Dartmouth. Not a dimwit. A romantic naive kid, but not dumb. Still can’t imagine why he went along with the plan, but as The Boss wrote in Nebraska “man turns his back on his brother, he ain’t no friend of mine”.

Not an endorsement, just an observation.

I think one thing that has to be considered is the level to which either of them felt isolated and uncared about. I suspect that the common denominator for most of these people is how much they felt nobody gave a shit.

77 abolitionist  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:09:21pm

re: #70 Iwouldprefernotto

We are being attacked my morons.

The shoe bomber didn’t even have a lighter. Couldn’t light his match.

The first bombers of the WTC got caught when they tried to return the rental truck. It was destroyed in explosion.

When/If these idiots get smarter we may be in trouble.

I thot they tried to get back their deposit by claiming the truck had been stolen.

78 Mentis Fugit  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:09:25pm

I’m getting a faint whiff of folie a deux off the brothers. Anyone else?

80 Iwouldprefernotto  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:10:35pm

re: #77 abolitionist

I thot they tried to get back their deposit by claiming the truck had been stolen.

re: #74 Charles Johnson

To put it another way: it’s not a good idea to ignore hateful morons.

Yes. Still kind of stupid

81 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:12:14pm

re: #73 Buck

When I came here this website was very different. You arrived in 2009? Well I was here in 2001. Not only have I been here, contributing for many years, but there was even a time when Charles linked my blog and gave me hat tips for stories.

Now maybe we have completely different definitions of Troll, or you have no clue what you are talking about.

A long career at being a dipshit isn’t anything to be terribly proud of. I had read LGF at various times before the Great Defenestration (I love that word) and quite frankly I dismissed it as most of the posts seemed to be the same sort of thing that you continue to post. The blog evolved. To what failure in your own cognative abilities do you attribute the fact that you haven’t?

82 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:13:19pm

re: #74 Charles Johnson

To put it another way: it’s not a good idea to ignore hateful morons.

Which explains why we need to keep putting a spotlight on the right wing’s inability to accept anyone else’s being in charge.

83 Buck  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:14:53pm

re: #81 PT Barnum

Name-calling, the lowest form of disagreement.

84 bratwurst  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:15:27pm

re: #78 Mentis Fugit

I’m getting a faint whiff of folie a deux off the brothers. Anyone else?

Yes…I wonder if we won’t eventually learn of a relationship that is not so different from the dynamic between the DC snipers.

85 wheat-dogghazi  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:16:18pm

So, I posted this downstairs, and reposting it here. Still somewhat OT, though.

This is the latest conspiracy nonsense from a former student of mine. From his Facebook feed:

Has anyone heard anything about the Waco Fertilizer plant explosion? If you have, you’ve heard little, with all the coverage of the Boston marathon bombing. Youtube a video of the explosion and notice the JDAM missle striking the building, which is what caused it to explode. Do a little more research, as I have, on the plant and you’ll find that the company was trying to be acquired by Monsanto, to no avail. How do you run out a company that doesn’t want to release their ownership to Monsanto, the governments new super corporation? You bomb the shit out of them!

DERP

86 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:17:09pm

re: #85 wheat-dogghazi

So, I posted this downstairs, and reposting it here. Still somewhat OT, though.

This is the latest conspiracy nonsense from a former student of mine. From his Facebook feed:

DERP

Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep.

87 justaminute  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:18:13pm

I’m thinking he wouldn’t request a trial but plead guilty with a statement of his thought process.

McVeigh did not express remorse when hearing the testimony of what happened to the victims of the Murrah bombing at all.

Nichols twisted and turned and tried to play on the emotions of people as a father.

This is a young man and it is natural, especially as a parent, to shake your head in some kind of sympathy. I just visualize the pic of him leaving the bomb near the 8 year old victim.

Really a trial or not doesn’t bring any satisfaction to anybody. It takes time.

88 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:18:40pm

EAT TWO BAGS OF DICKS, BRYAN


89 austin_blue  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:19:11pm

re: #85 wheat-dogghazi

So, I posted this downstairs, and reposting it here. Still somewhat OT, though.

This is the latest conspiracy nonsense from a former student of mine. From his Facebook feed:

DERP

Squared.

JDAMs on a fertilizer mixing plant? Oh shit, oh dear. What a maroon.

90 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:19:16pm

OT but if you get a chance watch Brain Games on National Geographic. Very interesting and surprising how poorly we see the world.

91 Targetpractice  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:23:20pm

re: #88 Vicious Babushka

EAT TWO BAGS OF DICKS, BRYAN

I’m sure that the Indians remember well just how friendly and accommodating the Christians were when they landed on these shores.

///

92 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:25:25pm

re: #88 Vicious Babushka

EAT TWO BAGS OF DICKS, BRYAN

Given the real propensities of many of the blazing homophobes on the right, he probably already has.

93 dragonath  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:26:20pm

re: #88 Vicious Babushka

So he’s admitting he’s a hypocritical bigot? What?

94 austin_blue  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:28:40pm

re: #93 dragonath

So he’s admitting he’s a hypocritical bigot? What?

Hell no! Christians is people, Mooslims is animals.

Where have you been?

95 Amory Blaine  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:28:44pm

Fresh whites are good.

96 wheat-dogghazi  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:30:44pm

re: #89 austin_blue

Squared.

JDAMs on a fertilizer mixing plant? Oh shit, oh dear. What a maroon.

When this guy was in high school physics class, I had a hard time convincing him physics works. Now, 15 years later, he’ll believe any sort of nonsense that comes his way.

97 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:32:08pm

re: #85 wheat-dogghazi

So, I posted this downstairs, and reposting it here. Still somewhat OT, though.

This is the latest conspiracy nonsense from a former student of mine. From his Facebook feed:

DERP

Because ammonium nitrate requires a missile to explode. Right.

98 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:32:35pm

re: #96 wheat-dogghazi

When this guy was in high school physics class, I had a hard time convincing him physics works. Now, 15 years later, he’ll believe any sort of nonsense that comes his way.

Occams Razor is dull as a butterknife with these people.

99 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:33:06pm

Completely OT, my cat of the dignity fame is asleep on the floor in front of me, clearly dreaming kitty dreams as her paws twitch. It is all kinds of adorable.

100 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:33:36pm

Eat a bag of dicks, Dim Jim. You too Ann. (Too disgusting to embed. Click at your own risk)

101 William Barnett-Lewis  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:35:21pm

re: #29 wrenchwench

Opportunity knocks.

What a maroon, as Bugs would put it.

102 ProBosniaLiberal  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:36:19pm

re: #100 Vicious Babushka

I can say this with confidence.

Most of us Muslim, and almost all Muslim Immigrants, are better Americans than that Dumbass and that hag.

103 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:38:20pm

re: #102 ProBosniaLiberal

I can say this with confidence.

Most of us Muslim, and almost all Muslim Immigrants, are better Americans than that Dumbass and that hag.

Actually everybody is a better American than either of those two, even a lot of non Americans.

104 austin_blue  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:40:47pm

re: #96 wheat-dogghazi

When this guy was in high school physics class, I had a hard time convincing him physics works. Now, 15 years later, he’ll believe any sort of nonsense that comes his way.

I am shocked (Shocked!) to hear this.

Did I mention shocked?

105 wheat-dogghazi  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:42:20pm

re: #104 austin_blue

Apparently, my efforts to teach the scientific method to this guy failed miserably.

106 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:42:59pm

re: #105 wheat-dogghazi

Apparently, my efforts to teach the scientific method to this guy failed miserably.

I suspect that has much more to do with the imperviousness of rock than the effectiveness of your teaching methods.

107 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:43:12pm

re: #105 wheat-dogghazi

Apparently, my efforts to teach the scientific method to this guy failed miserably.

Critical thinking as well.

108 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:44:35pm

re: #107 PT Barnum

Critical thinking as well.

I think that’s supposed to come out of English classes these days.

Which says a lot, when you consider the grammar and punctuation of a lot of Internet comments, especially conspiracy theorists.

109 austin_blue  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:44:47pm

re: #105 wheat-dogghazi

Apparently, my efforts to teach the scientific method to this guy failed miserably.

That’s because you believe in facts, not JDAMs out of the blue. Keep swinging for the fences, dear teacher, it will stick more often than not.

110 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:46:19pm

re: #108 klys

I think that’s supposed to come out of English classes these days.

Which says a lot, when you consider the grammar and punctuation of a lot of Internet comments, especially conspiracy theorists.

That’s too bad. The scientific method is the ultimate expression of critical thinking, putting a premium on evidence.

111 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:50:09pm

re: #110 PT Barnum

That’s too bad. The scientific method is the ultimate expression of critical thinking, putting a premium on evidence.

Yeah, but too frequently science classes in high school get bogged down on the material and don’t focus on how it was arrived at or its application and exploration in the real world. And in a lot of places there’s no serious discussion of science before middle school at the earliest. So you end up with classes attempting go through at least the bare bones of biology, chemistry, and physics (and physics without calculus is really just cruel, because it turns into a ton of memorization because you don’t have the tools to derive formulas) and there’s no real appreciation of how this knowledge all came to be. At least in most places.

In English classes, there’s at least room to mention things like critical thinking when discussing the assigned reading. (Full disclosure: I spent most of senior year English class discussing Harry Potter fanfiction with my seatmate. But my English teacher that year left a lot to be desired.)

112 wheat-dogghazi  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:51:58pm

re: #106 klys

I suspect that has much more to do with the imperviousness of rock than the effectiveness of your teaching methods.

He was a remarkably stubborn student, who seemed to value his “common sense” explanation of natural phenomena to the textbook explanations.

113 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:52:53pm

re: #112 wheat-dogghazi

He was a remarkably stubborn student, who seemed to value his “common sense” explanation of natural phenomena to the textbook explanations.

That’s usually an indication that his parents were feeding him nonsense at home.

114 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:53:27pm

re: #112 wheat-dogghazi

He was a remarkably stubborn student, who seemed to value his “common sense” explanation of natural phenomena to the textbook explanations.

Reality was just a conspiracy against him.

115 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:54:01pm

re: #114 klys

Reality was just a conspiracy against him.

A liberal conspiracy, seeing as it has a liberal bias :)

116 wheat-dogghazi  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:54:26pm

re: #111 klys

Yeah, but too frequently science classes in high school get bogged down on the material and don’t focus on how it was arrived at or its application and exploration in the real world. And in a lot of places there’s no serious discussion of science before middle school at the earliest. So you end up with classes attempting go through at least the bare bones of biology, chemistry, and physics (and physics without calculus is really just cruel, because it turns into a ton of memorization because you don’t have the tools to derive formulas) and there’s no real appreciation of how this knowledge all came to be. At least in most places.

In English classes, there’s at least room to mention things like critical thinking when discussing the assigned reading. (Full disclosure: I spent most of senior year English class discussing Harry Potter fanfiction with my seatmate. But my English teacher that year left a lot to be desired.)

I taught this bloke conceptual physics, where I and the textbook author (Paul Hewitt, City College of San Fran) attempted to explain how the laws came about.

117 Mattand  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:54:39pm

re: #112 wheat-dogghazi

He was a remarkably stubborn student, who seemed to value his “common sense” explanation of natural phenomena to the textbook explanations.

Hopefully, he’ll never see this video.

118 wheat-dogghazi  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:57:04pm

re: #109 austin_blue

That’s because you believe in facts, not JDAMs out of the blue. Keep swinging for the fences, dear teacher, it will stick more often than not.

The JDAMs targeting a fertilizer plant were quite a jawdropper. I would bet you this guy also doubts we landed on the Moon. I hesitate to engage him in any of this shit.

119 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:57:08pm

re: #116 wheat-dogghazi

I taught this bloke conceptual physics, where I and the textbook author (Paul Hewitt, City College of San Fran) attempted to explain how the laws came about.

Yeah, I’m going to go with the rocks explanation. :) And to be clear, my comment above was based off my knowledge of more general high school classes in the US and my memory of physics pre-calculus (it all made so much more sense afterwards), which I probably only made it through because the teacher was pretty darn awesome.

(We got to build pinhole cameras! As a combined tech/CAD/physics project. And then the junior chemistry class developed the photos. I think I still have the camera somewhere.)

120 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:57:19pm

This just showed up on my Facebook feed.

Apparently, the anti-Obama folks are all out of creative ideas.

121 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 6:59:30pm

re: #120 Eclectic Cyborg

This just showed up on my Facebook feed.

Apparently, the anti-Obama folks are all out of creative ideas.

That’s been reTweeted by TGDN like about a bazillion times.

122 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:01:01pm

re: #121 Vicious Babushka

That’s been reTweeted by TGDN like about a bazillion times.

Facebook “share this if you agree” posts, the modern incarnation of the chain letter.

123 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:02:27pm

Gah. Dim Jim thought Ann Coulter’s sickening anti-Muslim comment was so hilarious that he made it a whole article.

No, not linking to that shit. Go on over to gateway pundit and throw up.

124 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:02:37pm

re: #120 Eclectic Cyborg

This just showed up on my Facebook feed.

Apparently, the anti-Obama folks are all out of creative ideas.

If they ever had any, other than raw reactionism.

125 austin_blue  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:02:59pm

re: #120 Eclectic Cyborg

This just showed up on my Facebook feed.

Apparently, the anti-Obama folks are all out of creative ideas.

Oh, for fuck’s sake.

126 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:03:14pm

re: #123 Vicious Babushka

Gah. Dim Jim thought Ann Coulter’s sickening anti-Muslim comment was so hilarious that he made it a whole article.

No, not linking to that shit. Go on over to gateway pundit and throw up.

I refuse to give that jackass a click

127 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:04:55pm

re: #126 PT Barnum

I refuse to give that jackass a click

He’s got a whole bag full to munch on.

Oh wait, did you say dick?

128 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:08:06pm

OT, it’s been an aggravating few days here at the Cyborg homestead thanks to two stray dogs that have apparently decided my property is their new home. I was cleaning yesterday and I tossed a nearly empty bag of dog food outside for a few minutes before I took it to the garbage bin. I guess the strays found it, ate the few scraps of food that was in it and decided to hang around.

I kicked them off the property several times (even using a rifle to scare them off once) but they kept coming back. This morning when I went to get my work clothes out of the dryer I found both of the dogs sleeping in my laundry room (it’s outside, not attached to the house). I promptly kicked them out and locked the door.

As if that weren’t bad enough, they killed one of my chickens (which had escaped the fence) for apparently no good reason adding even more to an already hectic day yesterday.

I thought they were gone, but a few minutes ago I went out front and they’re back. Animal control will be getting a call in the morning.

On the plus side, I had some really good chicken and dumplings tonight. :P

129 Eclectic Cyborg  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:09:07pm

re: #126 PT Barnum

I refuse to give that jackass a click

130 Single-handed sailor  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:11:22pm

re: #124 PT Barnum

If they ever had any, other than raw reactionism.

I noticed a beautiful example of that on the Blaze comments with the choice to call him an enemy combatant, their initial reaction was to want that but when it turned out “Obama” refused to mirandaize the suspect they started arguing that he was a citizen and entitled to rights. They only choose whatever is against Obama.

131 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:12:23pm

You know I’ve never actually visited Gateway Pundit. What little I’ve seen leads me to believe the stupid would just suck brain cells and I’ve got few enough left as it is.

132 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:14:04pm

re: #131 PT Barnum

You know I’ve never actually visited Gateway Pundit. What little I’ve seen leads me to believe the stupid would just suck brain cells and I’ve got few enough left as it is.

Charles has linked to Gateway Pundit once in a while when there is a really spectacular Fail that we can all laugh at and make fun of.

133 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:14:22pm

re: #130 Single-handed sailor

I noticed a beautiful example of that on the Blaze comments with the choice to call him an enemy combatant, their initial reaction was to want that but when it turned out “Obama” refused to mirandaize the suspect they started arguing that he was a citizen and entitled to rights. They only choose whatever is against Obama.

Obama needs to come out and suggest that breathing is good for you. Michelle could start a Breathe! program. We could get rid of the Tea Party caucus with little effort at all.

134 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:14:45pm

re: #132 Vicious Babushka

Charles has linked to Gateway Pundit once in a while when there is a really spectacular Fail that we can all laugh at and make fun of.

I won’t go there, the Blaze or Hot Air for fear of catching Derpes

135 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:15:40pm

re: #133 PT Barnum

Obama needs to come out and suggest that breathing is good for you. Michelle could start a Breathe! program. We could get rid of the Tea Party caucus with little effort at all.

You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath. If you’re really determined, you can make yourself pass out, but then the automatic breathing reflex kicks in.

136 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:16:05pm

re: #134 PT Barnum

I won’t go there, the Blaze or Hot Air for fear of catching Derpes

I only regret that I have but one upding.

137 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:16:42pm

re: #135 Vicious Babushka

You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath. If you’re really determined, you can make yourself pass out, but then the automatic breathing reflex kicks in.

true but when they go unconscious we can slip the plastic bags over their heads…I’m JOKING!

138 Belafon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:18:33pm

re: #120 Eclectic Cyborg

I hear he’s against drinking bleach and holding your breath.

139 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:21:06pm

re: #138 Belafon

I hear he’s against drinking bleach and holding your breath.

And against listening dropping a radio into the bath while you’re in it.

140 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:22:27pm

And against wearing a bustier, high heels and assless chaps to a biker bar.

141 PT Barnum  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:22:55pm

Well gnite all..

142 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:25:34pm

Obama is against saggy gangsta pants!

No really, I heard him on Letterman during the 2008 campaign. “Pull up your pants America!”

143 Targetpractice  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:36:05pm

re: #140 PT Barnum

And against wearing a bustier, high heels and assless chaps to a biker bar.

Somebody lost a bet, didn’t they?

144 DesertDenizen  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:36:13pm

re: #133 PT Barnum

There’s so much COPD among those old cranky bastards I’m surprised any of them can breathe now.

145 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:41:06pm

re: #10 Varek Raith

Yep, totally worth losing any amount of civil liberties over.
/

Well, some already think we did. Check out the comments on this photo spread: Boston breaks out the heavy stuff. While Guns.com stayed sane, the same cannot be said for some of its readers. But others did stay sane and replied to the loons. Check out this three comment sequence:

Tristan Chris Heiss · Top Commenter · PCA
here it comes people the destruction of america by a non us citizen in the white house..a man that should be executed.
Reply · 4 ·
· April 18 at 7:19pm

Richard Marsh · Top Commenter
I’m not a fan of Obama, but execution is a lot extreme.
Reply · 1 ·
· April 18 at 7:59pm

Jonathan Evilboy Wolk · Top Commenter
Um, hey idiots, there was a visit by POTUS in an active terrorist attack crime scene. Every major city deploys like this for a POTUS visit, just not usually as visibly as this, but especially in to an area that just had a terrorist bombing. You should have seen the presence (off camera, of course) when Bush visited Ground Zero in 01. It put this to shame.
Reply · 3 ·
· April 18 at 7:46pm

146 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:41:42pm

Dear world:

It is April. Not summer. April.

I would prefer fewer 90deg Fahrenheit days. Especially since there is no air conditioning in the house.

Even the cats are begging for relief.

Thanks.

147 Belafon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:44:48pm

re: #146 klys

Tomorrow, here in the DFW area, we are going to get our second cold front in about a week. Tomorrows high will occur about 10 am and then the tem will drop about 25 degress from our normal high of 76.

148 Cheechako  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:45:04pm

re: #146 klys

Dear world:

It is April. Not summer. April.

I would prefer fewer 90deg Fahrenheit days. Especially since there is no air conditioning in the house.

Even the cats are begging for relief.

Thanks.

Please, pretty please send some of that warmth up here. This weekend it was sunny but the temps only got up to 45!!

149 calochortus  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:45:55pm

Hmm, just checked my UPS tracking on an item I ordered that was supposed to be here today. It’s last location? “Albuquerque: train derailment”. Despite that, it should be here mañana so I gather it was a different train that derailed.

150 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:46:40pm

re: #147 Belafon

Tomorrow, here in the DFW area, we are going to get our second cold front in about a week. Tomorrows high will occur about 10 am and then the tem will drop about 25 degress from our normal high of 76.

This makes me even more jealous because you get actual weather to go along with the painfully hot temperatures. I just get painfully hot temperatures. We’ve had virtually no rain to speak of in the past 3 months (just finished up our so-called rainy season) and no decent winter storms for the past 5 years.

But mostly I’m cranky because I absolutely hate the heat, and it’s 79 degrees in the house right now. If I had AC it would be 68 and we’d install solar panels to try to make up for the electricity use.

151 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:47:13pm

Image: WBC-vs-comicon-was-pretty-epic-too.png

Counter-protesters who sheltered a funeral from the Westborough Baptist Church.

152 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:49:10pm

re: #148 Cheechako

Please, pretty please send some of that warmth up here. This weekend it was sunny but the temps only got up to 45!!

I would love to. Believe me.

153 Romantic Heretic  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:50:18pm

re: #59 wrenchwench

Yeah, I gotta go make Chiles Rellenos. Hasta la bye bye.

Me? No bean chili done in the slow cooker. Turned out great,

154 Lidane  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:54:16pm

re: #153 Romantic Heretic

Me? No bean chili done in the slow cooker. Turned out great,

Pork fajitas with spanish rice and chorizo refried beans here.

Yeah, it’s about as unhealthy as it sounds, but after gorging myself on sushi, actual ramen (i.e., the kind from a restaurant, not the cheap packets in the store), and crazy good Japanese food in California, I wanted something that lived up to every Tex-Mex cliche out there.

155 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:55:10pm

re: #151 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Image: WBC-vs-comicon-was-pretty-epic-too.png

Counter-protesters who sheltered a funeral from the Westborough Baptist Church.

One thing that unites bikers and comics geeks: They both know the WBC crew is full of crap and give the Phelps family the visual backhand (but never a physical backhand).

156 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:57:35pm

re: #155 Dark_Falcon

One thing that unites bikers and comics geeks: They both know the WBC crew is full of crap and give the Phelps family the visual backhand (but never a physical backhand).

Actually, those are Teamsters. Union guys.

157 calochortus  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:59:20pm

re: #155 Dark_Falcon

One thing that unites bikers and comics geeks normal people: They all know the WBC crew is full of crap and give the Phelps family the visual backhand (but never a physical backhand).

Fixed!

158 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 7:59:38pm

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

Actually, those are Teamsters. Union guys.

Which guys? Because I was referring to the Patriot Guard Riders.

159 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:00:40pm

re: #157 calochortus

Fixed!

Neither group is normal, nor am I normal. I’d replace ‘normal’ with ‘morally sane’.

160 jamesfirecat  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:01:09pm

re: #146 klys

Dear world:

It is April. Not summer. April.

I would prefer fewer 90deg Fahrenheit days. Especially since there is no air conditioning in the house.

Even the cats are begging for relief.

Thanks.

That a myth busters DVD case in the background?

161 Lidane  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:01:26pm

*sigh*

162 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:03:19pm

re: #161 Lidane

*sigh*

What. The. Fuck!

163 Targetpractice  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:03:32pm

re: #161 Lidane

*sigh*

Ann, honey, that First Amendment that you say allows you to be an utter ass in public also covers this woman’s choice to wear a hijab. That’s something you should have learned in civics class.

164 Romantic Heretic  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:03:36pm

re: #135 Vicious Babushka

You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath. If you’re really determined, you can make yourself pass out, but then the automatic breathing reflex kicks in.

Killjoy. //

165 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:05:02pm

re: #161 Lidane

*sigh*

Please do listen to the clip, folks. It’s even worse than the headline suggests.

Lidane, you might want to Page this one. Because this one is worthy of its own thread. It’s THAT bad.

166 lawhawk  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:06:25pm

re: #163 Targetpractice

Ann, honey, that First Amendment that you say allows you to be an utter ass in public also covers this woman’s choice to wear a hijab. That’s something you should have learned in civics class.

That’s something a 1L should have known before even getting to law school, let alone someone who graduated from law school as Coulter has done (University of Michigan Law). And she went to Cornell as a history major.

But she already knew that. She’s just letting her inner hate flow.

167 calochortus  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:08:02pm

re: #159 Dark_Falcon

Neither group is normal, nor am I normal. I’d replace ‘normal’ with ‘morally sane’.

Fine with me.

168 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:08:11pm

re: #165 Dark_Falcon

Please do listen to the clip, folks. It’s even worse than the headline suggests.

Lidane, you might want to Page this one. Because this one is worthy of its own thread. It’s THAT bad.

Media Matters should have included Hannity’s reply, although I’m sure it wasn’t the firm “No, Ma’am!” that such a vile spew merits.

169 ninja cat  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:09:43pm

re: #146 klys
Even the cats are begging for relief.

All the cool cats have black splotches by their nose.

170 calochortus  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:09:46pm

re: #161 Lidane

*sigh*
Ann Coulter on Boston bombing suspect’s wife: “She out to be in prison for wearing a hijab.”

We all need to be naked because modesty is a cultural construct and we just can’t play favorites.
/

171 Targetpractice  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:12:06pm

re: #166 lawhawk

That’s something a 1L should have known before even getting to law school, let alone someone who graduated from law school as Coulter has done (University of Michigan Law). And she went to Cornell as a history major.

But she already knew that. She’s just letting her inner hate flow.

172 prairiefire  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:12:21pm

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

Actually, those are Teamsters. Union guys.

There’s quite a few Libertarians riding bikes in my state.

173 Lidane  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:18:54pm

re: #165 Dark_Falcon

Please do listen to the clip, folks. It’s even worse than the headline suggests.

I’m still trying to work out the convoluted leap in logic that Coultergeist uses to get from a woman wearing a hijab to having a clitorectomy, and all of it somehow being a reason to throw this woman in prison.

Lidane, you might want to Page this one. Because this one is worthy of its own thread. It’s THAT bad.

Tempting, but it would give Coultergeist more attention than she deserves. I would rather let her vile hate speak for itself in the video.

174 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:23:51pm

re: #173 Lidane

I’m still trying to work out the convoluted leap in logic that Coultergeist uses to get from a woman wearing a hijab to having a clitorectomy, and all of it somehow being a reason to throw this woman in prison.

Tempting, but it would give Coultergeist more attention than she deserves. I would rather let her vile hate speak for itself in the video.

There is no logic. Ann Coulter is simply stoking fear and hate of Islam in order to cater to her following. She spews this sort of filth for a living, which makes her one of the worst of the worst in my eyes.

175 calochortus  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:24:59pm

Time to tune out for the evening.
Good night, all.

176 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:28:10pm

re: #160 jamesfirecat

That a myth busters DVD case in the background?

Yes. I might own seasons 1-7 on DVD. And make liberal use of Amazon Prime’s free streaming.

I got to go to their Behind the Myths tour. That was pretty darn awesome. The museum exhibit they have going around (not sure where it is right now) is also really cool.

177 Lidane  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:28:44pm

Speaking of the worst of the worst:

178 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:29:22pm

re: #177 Lidane

Speaking of the worst of the worst:

Glen, dear, maybe you should stick to jigsaw puzzles. Anything more seems beyond your capabilities.

179 jaunte  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:29:40pm

re: #177 Lidane

I have spent my career putting puzzle pieces together.

If only he had stuck to that, and avoided microphones.

180 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:30:20pm

re: #179 jaunte

If only he had stuck to that, and avoided microphones.

I see we read this the exact same way.

181 jaunte  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:30:41pm

re: #180 klys

I think I owe you a soft drink or something.

182 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:31:58pm

re: #181 jaunte

I think I owe you a soft drink or something.

I wasn’t sure if that was a regional/age thing or what, but among my friends it would be a Coke. (These days we would probably put rum in it.)

183 bratwurst  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:33:23pm

re: #179 jaunte

If only he had stuck to that, and avoided microphones.

I wouldn’t even mind the microphones so much if he had stuck to THIS kind of broadcasting:

184 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:35:30pm

re: #182 klys

And this, my friends, leads to all kind of rabbit-hole tangents about regional dialects you probably will hate me for mentioning. Added fun! Check the list here and see where you fall!

My defining characteristics are mixed. I know what a jughandle and a parkway (it’s becoming interchangeable with freeway, thanks CA) are, but also a bubbler. It’s soda, not Coke, unless you are referring to Coke. And who are you people who play games with throwing knives at things?!?

185 engineer cat  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:36:59pm

11 Most Mystifying

just a couple of random moronic destructive sociopathic punks

like leopold and loeb, but worse

186 engineer cat  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:38:52pm

re: #177 Lidane

Speaking of the worst of the worst:

like ‘a beautiful mind’, w/out the ‘beautiful’ part

187 Targetpractice  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:39:53pm

re: #177 Lidane

Speaking of the worst of the worst:

Cover-up of what, exactly, Beck has no clue. But he’s sure there’s a cover-up, because unnamed “sources” tell him so.

188 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:40:14pm

re: #186 engineer cat

I just noticed the difference between your username and your display name. My mind now wants to name you Schrodinger’s Dog/Cat.

189 Four More Tears  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:41:41pm
190 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:42:25pm

re: #189 Four More Tears

If I wanted to have babies, which I don’t, I might consider Nate Silver.

191 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:43:08pm

re: #187 Targetpractice

Cover-up of what, exactly, Beck has no clue. But he’s sure there’s a cover-up, because unnamed “sources” tell him so.

Those ‘unnamed sources’ being voices in his head, I’d guess.

192 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:43:45pm

re: #191 Dark_Falcon

Those ‘unnamed sources’ being voices in his head, I’d guess.

They’re as legit as CNN’s!

193 engineer cat  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:46:41pm

re: #188 klys

I just noticed the difference between your username and your display name. My mind now wants to name you Schrodinger’s Dog/Cat.

heh

i’m related to the macintosh dogcow

194 Targetpractice  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:46:52pm

re: #191 Dark_Falcon

Those ‘unnamed sources’ being voices in his head, I’d guess.

Basically they’re whispering in his ears the same things he heard after Benghazi. You know, “This will destroy Obama!” and “The cover-up will be worse than the crime, which is absolutely horrific!!”

195 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:49:46pm

re: #194 Targetpractice

Basically they’re whispering in his ears the same things he heard after Benghazi. You know, “This will destroy Obama!” and “The cover-up will be worse than the crime, which is absolutely horrific!!”

Actually, there are important lessons to learn from both terror attacks, especially in terms of the assumptions that leaders need to operate under. But Glen Beck is only interested in screaming “cover up”, not in really learning something.

196 Four More Tears  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:50:49pm

re: #195 Dark_Falcon

Actually, there are important lessons to learn from both terror attacks, especially in terms of the assumptions that leaders need to operate under. But Glen Beck is only interested in creaming “cover up”, not in really learning something.

Oh my…

197 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:51:26pm

re: #196 Four More Tears

Oh my…

I just noticed that too. And while I certainly believe it was an unfortunate typo on Dark’s part, it fits very well too.

198 SpaceJesus  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:52:01pm

re: #177 Lidane

According to freep, Fox and Drudge are in on the coverup

199 Targetpractice  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:52:23pm

re: #195 Dark_Falcon

Actually, there are important lessons to learn from both terror attacks, especially in terms of the assumptions that leaders need to operate under. But Glen Beck is only interested in creaming “cover up”, not in really learning something.

Oh, he thinks he’s hit upon a major cover-up. My guess, he thinks the Saudi student is who either A) radicalized the elder brother or B) was their contact in the states, and is sure that in reality the administration’s efforts to get him out of the country is to avoid the “embarrassment” of being caught having allowed a terrorist on US soil. One no doubt with Al-Q ties, which would mean that Obama doesn’t have them on the run and they’ve succeeded in another attack on US soil during his presidency.

200 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:52:36pm

re: #197 klys

I just noticed that too. And while I certainly believe it was an unfortunate typo on Dark’s part, it fits very well too.

And its now been corrected. But it does fit, doesn’t it?

201 Lidane  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:54:41pm
202 Joanne  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:55:11pm

re: #198 SpaceJesus

According to freep, Fox and Drudge are in on the coverup

I love the sound of chomping as they continue to eat their own.

203 austin_blue  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:55:49pm

re: #200 Dark_Falcon

And its now been corrected. But it does fit, doesn’t it?

Should have left it alone.

“Roll your leg over, it’s better that way!”

204 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:56:00pm

re: #198 SpaceJesus

According to freep, Fox and Drudge are in on the coverup

What they mean by that is that Roger Ailes and Matt Druge both have enough sense to know that shouting “Cover Up!!1” this time would do them more harm than good, so they aren’t doing it. FNC has annoyed the Freepers by not throwing as much red meat as they wanted, which may explain why Hannity had Ann Coulter on: She was tonight’s designated meat-tosser.

205 Four More Tears  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:56:09pm

re: #201 Lidane

A lot of what he got was dead wrong, but whatever.

206 klys  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:56:22pm

re: #200 Dark_Falcon

And its now been corrected. But it does fit, doesn’t it?

It does. And I certainly agree - he’s much more out for perceived political points on this one than any actual learning, but that’s not terribly uncommon in politics. (Part of me wants to add “or Republicans” but that is both a disservice to the non-reactionary folks and another discussion entirely to boot.)

Sunset magazine, why are you printing this article about the Sierras being more than just Mammouth, Yosemite, and Tahoe like it’s news? Some of us have known it for years. I swear that 395 in the Eastern Sierras is the best drive in the country, and of interest to the WWII history buffs here, you can stop by Manzanar internment camp where they have a fantastically done museum (worth a stop even if you aren’t generally a WWII history buff).

207 austin_blue  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:57:31pm

re: #201 Lidane

Like CNN or FOX? Really? Guess it depends on the Congresscritter’s definition of “news”.

208 Targetpractice  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:58:26pm

re: #201 Lidane

James Lankford (GOTP-OK), one of the Class of ‘10. Obviously wasn’t around for the build-up to Iraq…or the efforts to get info on rendition…or waterboarding…warrantless wiretaps…stop me if you’ve heard this one…

209 darthstar  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 8:59:58pm

Okay…this is pretty fucking cool.

npr.org

What happens to a soaking wet towel in space if you wring it.

210 simoom  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 9:05:39pm

re: #161 Lidane

Also in that same Coulter segment Hannity was all, “I’d waterboard him myself.”

Apparently he wants to try and torture information out of someone who can’t speak. It’s also worth noting that in just a few days it will be 4 years since he promised to be waterboarded, for charity, to prove it wasn’t a big deal:

GRODIN: “You’re for torture.”

HANNITY: “I am for enhanced interrogation.”

GRODIN: “You don’t believe it’s torture. Have you ever been waterboarded?”

HANNITY: “No, but Ollie North has and talked to me about it.”

GRODIN: “Would you consent to be waterboarded so we can get the truth out of you? We can waterboard you?”

HANNITY: “Sure. … I’ll do it for charity. I’ll let you do it. … I’ll do it for the troops’ families.”

211 SpaceJesus  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 9:06:00pm

re: #204 Dark_Falcon

Drudge initially had the “story” up but took it down, causing Freep to lose it

212 Four More Tears  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 9:09:58pm

re: #209 darthstar

Okay…this is pretty fucking cool.

npr.org

What happens to a soaking wet towel in space if you wring it.

SORCERY!!

213 Lidane  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 9:10:08pm

re: #211 SpaceJesus

Drudge initially had the “story” up but took it down, causing Freep to lose it

I’m pretty sure that waking up in the morning to a black POTUS causes Freep to lose it. The rest is details.

214 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 9:12:03pm

re: #213 Lidane

I’m pretty sure that waking up in the morning to a black POTUS causes Freep to lose it. The rest is details.

Indeed. Free Republic’s frequent screams of “______ is a Cover Up!!1” are really Freepers screaming “The President is a [n-word]!!1”

215 krypto  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 9:19:14pm

It’s just little more than a wild guess, but possibly what led to the murder of the campus police officer was that having thought no one would ever be able to notice anything about them in that crowd, and suddenly seeing their photo released, the Terror Brothers were a little paranoid about the police being after them and thought the cop who was nearby in his car on his way to check on a noisy party was there for them.

Obviously if they did nothing but try to escape in the quietest way possible, they might have succeeded — no one had really identified the photo yet, although CNN reports that their relatives who saw the FBI photo in Russia recognized them immediately (to their horror).

216 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 9:30:12pm

re: #215 krypto

It’s just little more than a wild guess, but possibly what led to the murder of the campus police officer was that having thought no one would ever be able to notice anything about them in that crowd, and suddenly seeing their photo released, the Terror Brothers were a little paranoid about the police being after them and thought the cop who was nearby in his car on his way to check on a noisy party was there for them.

Obviously if they did nothing but try to escape in the quietest way possible, they might have succeeded — no one had really identified the photo yet, although CNN reports that their relatives who saw the FBI photo in Russia recognized them immediately (to their horror).

They seem to have been squirrely amateurs for the most part. Sad to say, one place where they were smart was in building their bombs. They built bombs that were within their skill level to build and used components that didn’t draw attention to them.

217 palomino  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 9:45:48pm

re: #204 Dark_Falcon

What they mean by that is that Roger Ailes and Matt Druge both have enough sense to know that shouting “Cover Up!!1” this time would do them more harm than good, so they aren’t doing it. FNC has annoyed the Freepers by not throwing as much red meat as they wanted, which may explain why Hannity had Ann Coulter on: She was tonight’s designated meat-tosser.

Unless those tweets from a few days ago were phony, I can’t give Drudge much credit for covering the Boston attacks sensibly.

First, he was shocked at the sight of Boston using large armored trucks during a public safety crisis. Despite the fact that most big city SWAT teams have been using similar vehicles for decades.

Second, but just as ridiculous, he called the curfew in Boston—imposed while Dzhokhar was still at large—a “police state tactic.”

218 Lidane  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 10:01:57pm

Capitalism at its finest. This is making the rounds on FB:

facebook.com

219 darthstar  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 10:14:34pm
220 goddamnedfrank  Mon, Apr 22, 2013 10:54:03pm
Bashar Assad’s chemical arsenal this ain’t. But, as Danger Room explained after U.S. citizen and anti-Assad fighter Eric Harroun, faced similar charges, “weapon of mass destruction” is a very broad category under federal law. Grenades, mines, missiles and rockets all apply. So do homemade bombs of the sort Tsarnaev allegedly constructed. About all that doesn’t apply are firearms and pyrotechnics gear. No one ever said the law had to coincide with military terminology.

We’ve argued all this helps speak to the definitional absurdity surrounding “weapons of mass destruction,” and indicates the infamous term ought to be retired, replaced instead by the specifics of what an explosive actually is or does. None of that bears on Tsarnaev’s case.

Here’s the problem with the way we’ve allowed the legal definition of WMD to be conflated with the national firearms act’s more broad definition of a “destructive device.” We’re now at the point where we’re prosecuting people for death penalty level crimes using the term weapon of mass destruction to mean things like ordinary explosives, large bore projectile weapons and rockets. The problem is that by this definition we as a country are then guilty of using these same weapons of mass destruction in our prosecution of the war on terror. Every time a drone or helicopter fires a hellfire missile, every time a warplane drops a bomb, every time a marine soldier fires a 40mm grenade launcher they’re now employing a weapon of mass destruction in our name. Does it matter if the use is intended to be against the enemy, we’ve used these weapons of mass destruction to kill a lot of Afghani children who were guilty of nothing more than gathering firewood.

Is this kind of a pedantic critique, maybe. But words have meaning and power, if they didn’t we wouldn’t have used the specter of WMD to justify the invasion of Iraq. Now in our hurry to use the most loaded rhetoric possible in these kinds of criminal prosecutions we’re asking ourselves and the world to buy into two different definitions of the term just to suit our rhetorical needs both at home and abroad.

221 EdDantes  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 12:47:29am

re: #220 goddamnedfrank

I don’t think I had heard the term “WMD” until the debate over whether to invade Iraq. I always thought WMD was a little vague, didn’t substantially mean anything and seemed a bit of a stretch to justify war.

222 freetoken  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 1:30:29am
223 EdDantes  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 1:34:00am

re: #222 freetoken

Mozart:.Rondo Alla Turca.

224 freetoken  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 1:47:03am

Yes, it’s war-horse night at the old homestead….

225 EdDantes  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 1:58:26am

re: #224 freetoken

Help me! I’m thinking Rimsky-Korsakov but I can’t place it.

226 EdDantes  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 2:04:21am

re: #225 EdDantes

Tschaikovsky!?

227 EdDantes  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 2:11:17am

Borodin. That is my final answer.

228 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:02:41am

re: #218 Lidane

Capitalism at its finest. This is making the rounds on FB:

facebook.com

Judging from the commentary, I don’t think the Phelps cult will find themselves terribly inconvenienced in Waco.

229 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:15:11am

re: #146 klys

Dear world:

It is April. Not summer. April.

I would prefer fewer 90deg Fahrenheit days. Especially since there is no air conditioning in the house.

Even the cats are begging for relief.

Thanks.

We are supposed to get 70 degrees here today. That would be the 2nd time, ONLY THE SECOND TIME THIS YEAR that the thermometer broke 70. Then it’s going to plunge back into the 50’s tomorrow.

230 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:16:56am

re: #161 Lidane

*sigh*

ANN IS DOUBLING DOWN ON TEH HATEFUL DERP

231 EdDantes  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:28:41am

Coulter is being abandoned on the right. Of which, I belong.

232 William Barnett-Lewis  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:30:16am

Well, thrill a minute… got about 6” of snow over night. It’s April 23 & my son has a snow day. I am so tired of snow, but I’m glad we pay a little extra in rent for snow removal and lawn care.

233 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:46:56am

re: #232 William Barnett-Lewis

Well, thrill a minute… got about 6” of snow over night. It’s April 23 & my son has a snow day. I am so tired of snow, but I’m glad we pay a little extra in rent for snow removal and lawn care.

THE CLIMATE EXPERT:

234 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:48:21am

re: #231 EdDantes

Coulter is being abandoned on the right. Of which, I belong.

Abandoned how?

235 EdDantes  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:56:36am

re: #234 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Abandoned how?

That is, more conservatives are questioning her conservatism as opposed to her views on Muslims and Immigrants.

236 EdDantes  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:58:11am

Good night, all.

237 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:58:25am

re: #235 EdDantes

That is, more conservatives are questioning her conservatism as opposed to her views on Muslims and Immigrants.

And where do you see this happening?

238 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:59:50am

re: #237 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

And where do you see this happening?

The only criticism of Ann Coulter that I have seen from conservatives, is they think she is too accepting of Teh Ghey.

239 Aligarr  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 5:05:08am

re: #60 Charles Johnson

The only thing I can think of to improve that dish …….very thinly shredded Parmesan or Romano …..don’t know what it is about the shredding , but when done thinly enough , the cheese seems to melt in your mouth .

240 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 5:07:59am

What can I say to this Derp?

241 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 5:10:29am

re: #240 Vicious Babushka

I dunno. “Factually untrue”? He won’t really care.

242 Aligarr  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 5:21:47am

re: #85 wheat-dogghazi

I noticed that missile TOO ! It had a strange blue six pointed marking on it !!
And aint it funny that an EL-AL ARLINER , JUST happened to be in the vicinity of that plant ?? My SECRIT connections in NORAD ,advised me that they spotted it too , but their superiors told them to keep their mouths shut , under pain of DEATH per spaaaaycial orders from HOLDER .
So I did some “checking ” and was able to UNCOVER Eric Holders secrit personal portfolio info …..AND SURE NUFF !! 3 MILLION SHARES OF MONSANTO STOCK !!!
The Messiah and Holder are murderers of innocent Texans, I TELL YOU !!! I want them impeached and brought up on charges !!!

243 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 5:37:21am

Sorry for bringing the mood down:


Indian police arrest second suspect in rape of 5-year-old

The story may be too much for those with a heart. It was hard for me to read.

The ‘good’ news is that this has caused massive protests in India. There is a systemic problem with rape and devaluation of women in India, and the lack of prosecution is enabled by lots of corruption in the government. There is a kind of twin-pronged thing going on right now where violence against women and corruption are both being protested against.

244 Mattand  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:00:14am

re: #240 Vicious Babushka

What can I say to this Derp?

I’d point out what a bigoted moron he’s being.

245 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:01:49am

And the ODS continues without skipping a beat:

246 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:02:26am

Sorry for the duplicate post.

247 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:02:43am

re: #238 Vicious Babushka

The only criticism of Ann Coulter that I have seen from conservatives, is they think she is too accepting of Teh Ghey.

Yeah their problem with Ann is that she’s not rigid enough for them. That’s the problem with conservatism these days. Ditto the problems the Geller-Spencer-Gaffney part of the right have with Norquist.

248 lawhawk  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:05:09am

Whoops. The idiots in the Florida legislature who are trying to prevent Sharia from creeping into the legal system figured out a way to not only trample on religious freedoms for Muslims, but Jews too. In particular, it would prevent Jewish women from being able to obtain a get - necessary for a divorce proceeding.

Outstanding.

Oh, these clueless folks also seem to ignore that any attempt to rely on the Bible (you know, Old or New) would be likewise treated as foreign law since they are not part of the federal code or state statutes.

As the legislature’s own bill analysis indicates, this bill is part of a trend to go after Sharia and foreign law. A couple of states have enacted these kinds of restrictions, and legal challenges should be expected.

249 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:07:45am

re: #248 lawhawk

Whoops. The idiots in the Florida legislature who are trying to prevent Sharia from creeping into the legal system figured out a way to not only trample on religious freedoms for Muslims, but Jews too. In particular, it would prevent Jewish women from being able to obtain a get - necessary for a divorce proceeding.

Outstanding.

Oh, these clueless folks also seem to ignore that any attempt to rely on the Bible (you know, Old or New) would be likewise treated as foreign law since they are not part of the federal code or state statutes.

As the legislature’s own bill analysis indicates, this bill is part of a trend to go after Sharia and foreign law. A couple of states have enacted these kinds of restrictions, and legal challenges should be expected.

Pamela practically orgasmed over this bill.

250 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:08:19am

re: #248 lawhawk

Whoops. The idiots in the Florida legislature who are trying to prevent Sharia from creeping into the legal system figured out a way to not only trample on religious freedoms for Muslims, but Jews too. In particular, it would prevent Jewish women from being able to obtain a get - necessary for a divorce proceeding.

Outstanding.

Oh, these clueless folks also seem to ignore that any attempt to rely on the Bible (you know, Old or New) would be likewise treated as foreign law since they are not part of the federal code or state statutes.

As the legislature’s own bill analysis indicates, this bill is part of a trend to go after Sharia and foreign law. A couple of states have enacted these kinds of restrictions, and legal challenges should be expected.

Morons.

251 Backwoods_Sleuth  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:14:33am

I think I know most of these people, and some of them are my relatives:

Every Political Facebook Argument You’ve Ever Seen…

252 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:17:55am

re: #248 lawhawk

Whoops. The idiots in the Florida legislature who are trying to prevent Sharia from creeping into the legal system figured out a way to not only trample on religious freedoms for Muslims, but Jews too. In particular, it would prevent Jewish women from being able to obtain a get - necessary for a divorce proceeding.

Outstanding.

Oh, these clueless folks also seem to ignore that any attempt to rely on the Bible (you know, Old or New) would be likewise treated as foreign law since they are not part of the federal code or state statutes.

As the legislature’s own bill analysis indicates, this bill is part of a trend to go after Sharia and foreign law. A couple of states have enacted these kinds of restrictions, and legal challenges should be expected.

Hammurabi was a furriner!! He’s sending code to his terrist friends!!1!

253 lawhawk  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:18:41am

Oh, and to bring things back to the state of cognitive dissonance from the GOP on all things, note that none other than Sen. Lindsay Graham helped write the legislation that legally blocks the President from declaring the Boston bomber an enemy combatant. Graham, along with a bunch of others, including Sen. McCain, have been calling for the President to declare the bomber an enemy combatant subject to tribunals, rather than process him through the federal criminal legal system.

Graham knows better, but is pandering to this dubious legal proposition to stave off a primary challenge:

Graham in particular should know this, since he helped write the 2009 law that says Tsarnaev may not be tried as an enemy combatant and thus points away from holding him as one. But that’s not stopping Graham and the others from trying to score terror points—and, of course, trying to make the president appear weak. This isn’t about actually fighting terrorists. It’s about running for election.

To review the legal history: After 9/11, Congress declared that the United States was engaged in an armed conflict against al-Qaida and associated terrorist groups. Members of those groups could be designated enemy combatants and were not subject to the traditional rules governing prisoners of war. That status is how the Bush administration sent hundreds of people captured in Afghanistan and elsewhere to Guantanamo, interrogated them without lawyers or the usual human rights, and in some cases tortured them. (John McCain was one of the most important voices to speak out against this cruel and degrading treatment, but never mind.)

There is, of course, a huge and incredibly heated debate about how much useful intelligence the CIA and the military extracted from the enemy combatants, waterboarding and all. Set that debate aside for a minute. Set aside, also, that Guantanamo still holds 166 prisoners whom the president and the courts don’t know what else to do with, and 84 of them are on a hunger strike after recent tensions with their guards. What matters, legally speaking, is that in 2011 Congress basically said, much as it had a decade earlier, that the president can detain “al- Qaida and Taliban fighters and those from allied forces.”

None of the evidence so far suggests that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or his older brother, Tamerlan, are connected to al-Qaida or any group associated with it. To the contrary. Authorities keep stressing that the brothers appear to have acted alone. Yes, Tsarnaev and his brother are Muslims, and at some point they were radicalized, but Congress has never said that we are fighting Muslim extremists everywhere.

It’s also important that the key 2011 provision in which Congress said whom the president can detain “exempts U.S. citizens entirely,” as Benjamin Wittes explained at the time. Similarly the 2009 Military Commission Act—which Graham wrote—states that American citizens may not be tried by military commission.

254 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:19:15am

DERP

255 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:21:01am

re: #254 Vicious Babushka

DERP

It’s Boston—they’re more likely to build a good pub.

257 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:33:46am

re: #253 lawhawk

Oh, and to bring things back to the state of cognitive dissonance from the GOP on all things, note that none other than Sen. Lindsay Graham helped write the legislation that legally blocks the President from declaring the Boston bomber an enemy combatant. Graham, along with a bunch of others, including Sen. McCain, have been calling for the President to declare the bomber an enemy combatant subject to tribunals, rather than process him through the federal criminal legal system.

Graham knows better, but is pandering to this dubious legal proposition to stave off a primary challenge:

What’s funny is Graham will want the president to expand his powers by not trying Tsaranaev in a criminal court and then if he’s renominated and re-elected, he’ll bitch about expanded executive power. I admit, I used to have some respect for Lindsay Graham. He seemed like a voice of reason in a party going insane but now he’s shown himself to be willing to pander and embrace the same nuttiness that I thought he was a bulwark against. Where were the calls to not try Tim McVeigh in a criminal court. It’s blatant that these calls only happen when the suspect isn’t a European American.

258 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:36:30am

re: #254 Vicious Babushka

DERP

To which I respond “so what.” It’s freedom of religion not freedom of religion except for Muslims.” But yeah conservatives are really trying to preserve the Constitution.

259 efuseakay  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:38:54am

re: #245 Vicious Babushka

And the ODS continues without skipping a beat:

It’s as if 9/11 never happened.

260 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:39:56am

re: #259 efuseakay

It’s as if 9/11 never happened.

9/11/2012=BENGHAZI!!11!!11!!TY NEVER FORGET!!11

261 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:41:03am

re: #259 efuseakay

It’s as if 9/11 never happened when Bush was president.

Fixed for accuracy and just so it’s clear I am not blaming Bush for 9/11. Gosh though, I can’t even imagine what they would be doing if 9/11 happened under Obama. Impeachment calls at the very least and after seeing that Alan Keyes said that Obama’s shedding crocodile tears over Boston, I have no doubt that we’d see Obama accused of sympathizing or even ordering the 19 terrorists.

262 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:41:52am

re: #261 HappyWarrior

Fixed for accuracy. Gosh though, I can’t even imagine what they would be doing if 9/11 happened under Obama. Impeachment calls at the very least and after seeing that Alan Keyes said that Obama’s shedding crocodile tears over Boston, I have no doubt that we’d see Obama accused of sympathizing or even ordering the 19 terrorists.

Like we’re not seeing that over Boston & BENGHAZI!!!!

263 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:43:16am

re: #262 Vicious Babushka

Like we’re not seeing that over Boston & BENGHAZI!!!!

We are but I am saying that if a 9/11 thing like happened, it would be magnified. Sorry, tired and only had one cup of coffee this morning. But yeah, it’s crazy enough what we see with Benghazi and Boston.

264 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:43:51am

Good morning Lizards.

Overcast and cool in Philly today. Just feel tired due to allergies and such. Drinking more tea and working on documentation and handling tickets from the Helpdesk (joy).

And an excerpt to liven up the morning:

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.

265 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:44:26am

re: #263 HappyWarrior

We are but I am saying that if a 9/11 thing like happened, it would be magnified. Sorry, tired and only had one cup of coffee this morning. But yeah, it’s crazy enough what we see with Benghazi and Boston.

A 9/11 THING TOTALLY DID HAPPEN!!1111!! IT’S BENGHAZI!!11!!!!

266 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:45:44am

...

267 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:45:55am

re: #265 Vicious Babushka

Ha literally. Another thing is them acting like Obama was the first president ever to have embassies attacked under his presidency. Some of them are just cynical and know better, some of them (read the kind of people who are threatening Czechs over Boston) actually believe it.

268 wheat-dogghazi  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:49:44am

re: #242 Aligarr

Either you forgot the sarc tags, or you need help.

269 geoffm33  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:52:12am
270 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:53:18am

re: #268 wheat-dogghazi

Either you forgot the sarc tags, or you need help.

Aligarr has some punctuation issues.

271 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:54:44am

re: #269 geoffm33

Just reading this now, pretty interesting:

The First Photos Of The Boston Bombing Suspects’ Shootout With Police

Gawker and all its subsites have changed their format so they are all now totally lame. Why did they do that? The new format SUCKS.

272 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:55:16am
273 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:55:32am

What happened to the Twitter embed?

274 geoffm33  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:58:41am

re: #271 Vicious Babushka

Gawker and all its subsites have changed their format so they are all now totally lame. Why did they do that? The new format SUCKS.

Yeah, I don’t like it. But here is the original source, lots more pictures and commentary. Especially bullet holes inside the house after the shootout.

Boston Bombing Suspect Shootout Pictures

275 Interesting Times  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 6:59:20am

re: #248 lawhawk

Whoops. The idiots in the Florida legislature who are trying to prevent Sharia from creeping into the legal system figured out a way to not only trample on religious freedoms for Muslims, but Jews too. In particular, it would prevent Jewish women from being able to obtain a get - necessary for a divorce proceeding.

They’re too late anyway. Creeping sharia manatees are already on the loose!!11!!ty (note name of the place where photo was taken)

276 geoffm33  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:03:08am

re: #274 geoffm33

Yeah, I don’t like it. But here is the original source, lots more pictures and commentary. Especially bullet holes inside the house after the shootout.

Boston Bombing Suspect Shootout Pictures

Whatever you do, don’t read the comment section. The ‘crisis actors!!!!1111eleventy’ are out in full force.

277 GunstarGreen  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:03:31am

re: #272 Vicious Babushka

*FACE PALM*

Why is anybody still surprised at idiocy in twitland? There is nothing intelligent that anyone has to say in 140 characters or less.

I am aware that the above statement is 132 characters long. I stand by it.

278 lawhawk  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:05:11am

re: #271 Vicious Babushka

Their old format sucked too, but at least they let you switch between formats (I preferred the blog view). The new one may be geared towards mobile products, but it sucks harder than the old one.

279 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:05:25am

So a day later after the big “exclusive” from Beck and already he’s walking back everything. He’s had to admit that yes, the kid did cooperate with investigators, that yes he did have the necessary paperwork done to transfer schools, and yes there is no standing deportation order. But he’s grasping to a thin shred of hope that there’s some deviousness behind the file opened on the kid, rather than initial confusion and government dumbfuckery.

280 lawhawk  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:06:27am

re: #275 Interesting Times

Isla Morada. IslamOrada. Heh. Been there on the drive out to the Keys.

281 lawhawk  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:07:23am

Max Baucus (D-MT) isn’t running for reelection in 2014.

282 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:09:00am

re: #279 Targetpractice

He came really close to openly accusing Obama of felonies and claiming he had proof of it.

283 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:09:36am

re: #281 lawhawk

Max Baucus (D-MT) isn’t running for reelection in 2014.

Well, that at least means he can’t excuse his bullshit between now and ‘14 as doing what he needed to win reelection.

284 lawhawk  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:11:30am

re: #282 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

Naw, he let his commenters/followers do that. He aided and abetted conspiracy mongers. And no amount of walking back can take that back.

285 GunstarGreen  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:13:59am

re: #282 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

He came really close to openly accusing Obama of felonies and claiming he had proof of it.

It is a peculiar practice of the insane conspiracy kook crowd to rant and rave about our supposedly sekrit klandestine jackboot gub’mint without recognizing (or at least acknowledging) the irony that if half of what they claimed was actually true, they’d be in a sekrit prizon camp instead of broadcasting their ideas publicly.

See Also: “The horrible evil anti-FREEDUMB gub’mint is suppressing freedom of speech, which is why I’m on the public airwaves on radio broadcasting my speech!”

286 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:17:35am

re: #285 GunstarGreen

It is a peculiar practice of the insane conspiracy kook crowd to rant and rave about our supposedly sekrit klandestine jackboot gub’mint without recognizing (or at least acknowledging) the irony that if half of what they claimed was actually true, they’d be in a sekrit prizon camp instead of broadcasting their ideas publicly.

See Also: “The horrible evil anti-FREEDUMB gub’mint is suppressing freedom of speech, which is why I’m on the public airwaves on radio broadcasting my speech!”

Reminds me of a Twitter conversation I had with a wingnut that went something like this:

OBAMA IS JUST LIKE HITLER!!11!!!!


If Obama was really “just like Hitler” how come you are not in a death camp?

BABUSHKA WANTS TO SEND ME TO A DEATH CAMP!!11!! BLOCK & REPORT TEH LIBRUL TROLL!!11!!!11!!TY

287 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:19:36am

Hell, Beck’s whole “exclusive” was anything but. Hannity had reported on Congress having copies of the original deportation order as early as Thursday, while Breitbart was reporting it hours before The Blaze plastered it on their homepage.

288 GunstarGreen  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:20:55am

re: #287 Targetpractice

Hell, Beck’s whole “exclusive” was anything but. Hannity had reported on Congress having copies of the original deportation order as early as Thursday, while Breitbart was reporting it hours before The Blaze plastered it on their homepage.

The primary audience for Blaze has already proven that facts are irrelevant to them; why would the factualness of ‘exclusivity’ matter any more than anything else?

289 blueraven  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:22:46am

re: #120 Eclectic Cyborg

This just showed up on my Facebook feed.

Apparently, the anti-Obama folks are all out of creative ideas.

Just how stupid are these people?

They hate everything Obama represents? Breaking News Flash!! He represents America! He was elected by a majority of the voters…twice.

Why do they hate America?

290 blueraven  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:28:00am

re: #283 Targetpractice

Well, that at least means he can’t excuse his bullshit between now and ‘14 as doing what he needed to win reelection.

Which makes his vote against the expanded background check bill all the more odious.

291 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:28:16am

Twitter collapsing under the weight of all teh Derp.

292 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:30:06am

re: #290 blueraven

Which makes his vote against the expanded background check bill all the more odious.

Indeed. And I imagine we can expect many similar votes between now and ‘14, as Congress critters have a habit after announcing their retirement of trying to salvage something of a “legacy” out of their remaining time in office.

293 Bulworth  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:33:51am

My Twitters is telling me that PBO is speaking at an upcoming Planned Parenthood meeting/conference event thing.

I hope there is a sufficient supply of fainting couches and clutching pearls in stock to handle the Outrage.

/

295 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:39:50am

Why is Twitter embed not working? Can’t handle the Derp anymore?

296 blueraven  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:45:14am

re: #295 Vicious Babushka

Why is Twitter embed not working? Can’t handle the Derp anymore?

Looks like twitter is having issues. When I clicked on embed tweet I get this in the code box

Hmm, there was a problem reaching the server. Try again?

297 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:47:10am

GOP forces sequestration through obstructionism, meanwhile wingnuts claim that Obama is PERSONALLY causing airport delays BECAUSE HE WANTS YOU TO SUFFER.

298 chadu  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:47:38am

re: #88 Vicious Babushka

What I don’t even.

299 GunstarGreen  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:48:20am

re: #297 Vicious Babushka

GOP forces sequestration through obstructionism, meanwhile wingnuts claim that Obama is PERSONALLY causing airport delays BECAUSE HE WANTS YOU TO SUFFER.

Cut everything, but please don’t cut the things (like ATCs) that affect me personally.

300 Bulworth  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:48:40am

re: #297 Vicious Babushka

GOP forces sequestration through obstructionism, meanwhile wingnuts claim that Obama is PERSONALLY causing airport delays BECAUSE HE WANTS YOU TO SUFFER.

Also, too: Government spending OUT OF CONTROL, debtdeficit, DEBT!!!11111 Bankrupt!!

302 Bulworth  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:49:22am

re: #297 Vicious Babushka

Why won’t PBO cut spending!?!1111

303 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:50:39am

re: #302 Bulworth

Why won’t PBO cut spending!?!1111

WHY DOES POTUS & MICHELLE TAKE SO MANY VACATIONS AT OUR TAXPAYER EXPENSE!!11!!!

304 geoffm33  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:52:04am

Time to break out the tissues:

A marine, and fellow amputee, visits Celeste and Sydney to give them the encouragement they need to face their new life.

305 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 7:53:54am

re: #301 Vicious Babushka

ADL demands apology from Bryan Fischer after he goes Godwin on Kermit Gosnell. Bryan says NO APOLOGY.

ADL sends Bryan a bag of dicks.

If Fischer gets a parking ticket, that’s like Hitler because meter maids and uniforms.

306 Targetpractice  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:00:13am

re: #297 Vicious Babushka

GOP forces sequestration through obstructionism, meanwhile wingnuts claim that Obama is PERSONALLY causing airport delays BECAUSE HE WANTS YOU TO SUFFER.

In related news, despite GOP insistence that they want to return to “regular order” and pass a budget, they seem insistent on doing anything but:

Senate Republicans Block Progress On Budget

307 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:01:24am

How to change a Light Bulb, for idiots:

308 lawhawk  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:03:19am

Midwest communities brace for record flooding. We’re going to see a whole lot of that in coming days and weeks across the Midwest. And the inevitable disaster declarations and requests for federal aid from representatives across the region, including those who rejected #Sandy aid or who demanded that Congress provide offsets for any aid package. I’m fully expecting that at least some will demand that aid for their constituents be free from any of those preconditions, laying bare the fact that this is all about politics and not about governance - good or otherwise.

309 Backwoods_Sleuth  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:08:46am

re: #305 Decatur Deb

If Fischer gets a parking ticket, that’s like Hitler because meter maids and uniforms.

wait…isn’t that one of their fantasy dates?

310 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:11:19am

re: #309 Backwoods_Sleuth

wait…isn’t that one of their fantasy dates?

Would never make an assumption about Fischer’s preferences, including genus and phylum.

311 lawhawk  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:15:41am

And in completely unrelated and geek news, a new Thor trailer is out:

First the Thor 2:

And another Star Trek one:

Ah, the fanboys (and fangrrls) will be happy over either/both.

312 A Mom Anon  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:15:49am

re: #304 geoffm33

Not much to say about that *sniff sniff* but Awesome.

313 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:18:16am
314 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:23:08am

re: #308 lawhawk

Or they’ll use it to propose cuts to programs that they hate anyway, disingenuously.

315 JABaker  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:27:00am

re: #13 evodevo

There is also the possibility of brain damage.

316 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:34:20am

re: #315 JABaker

There is also the possibility of brain damage.

317 GunstarGreen  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:35:44am

re: #308 lawhawk

Midwest communities brace for record flooding. We’re going to see a whole lot of that in coming days and weeks across the Midwest. And the inevitable disaster declarations and requests for federal aid from representatives across the region, including those who rejected #Sandy aid or who demanded that Congress provide offsets for any aid package. I’m fully expecting that at least some will demand that aid for their constituents be free from any of those preconditions, laying bare the fact that this is all about politics and not about governance - good or otherwise.

As wrong as it is for me to say such a thing, I sort of wish that the feds would just outright deny aid to red regions in such events for the next couple of years. And when the inevitable wailing and gnashing of teeth comes about, simply point to their voting and campaigning record with regards to spending cuts and “gub’mint is too big, reduce spending” rhetoric.

Hey, you wanted smaller government, so here’s your smaller government. Figure it out yourselves, no more handouts and freebies.

318 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:38:27am

re: #317 GunstarGreen

As wrong as it is for me to say such a thing, I sort of wish that the feds would just outright deny aid to red regions in such events for the next couple of years. And when the inevitable wailing and gnashing of teeth comes about, simply point to their voting and campaigning record with regards to spending cuts and “gub’mint is too big, reduce spending” rhetoric.

Hey, you wanted smaller government, so here’s your smaller government. Figure it out yourselves, no more handouts and freebies.

I feel ya but remember there are kids who don’t vote and have a say in what their parents have voted for. It is tiring though to have these people bellyache about “big government” and then as soon as a disaster hits them, they want government aid. I honestly have no problem helping people in need out but I just wish they would shut the fuck up about government being bad when they’re the first ones who scream for government cash.

319 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:39:47am

re: #309 Backwoods_Sleuth

wait…isn’t that one of their fantasy dates?

Only if Bryan starts tweeting Beatles lyrics.

320 JABaker  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:40:21am

re: #65 goddamnedfrank

His mother was once convicted for shoplifting.

321 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:40:51am

re: #317 GunstarGreen

As wrong as it is for me to say such a thing, I sort of wish that the feds would just outright deny aid to red regions in such events for the next couple of years. And when the inevitable wailing and gnashing of teeth comes about, simply point to their voting and campaigning record with regards to spending cuts and “gub’mint is too big, reduce spending” rhetoric.

Hey, you wanted smaller government, so here’s your smaller government. Figure it out yourselves, no more handouts and freebies.

It totally sucks to lose everything in a natural disaster. But there should be fines and sanctions against private industries (like the fertilizer plant) that cause industrial disasters by thumbing their nose at regulations and safety precautions.

322 erik_t  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:41:12am

re: #318 HappyWarrior

I feel ya but remember there are kids who don’t vote and have a say in what their parents have voted for. It is tiring though to have these people bellyache about “big government” and then as soon as a disaster hits them, they want government aid. I honestly have no problem helping people in need out but I just wish they would shut the fuck up about government being bad when they’re the first ones who scream for government cash.

I’ll bet you an internet-dollar you can’t find a Congressional district in all the land that’s less than 20% Democratic. That’s many thousands of people.

323 HappyWarrior  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:43:08am

re: #322 erik_t

I’ll bet you an internet-dollar you can’t find a Congressional district in all the land that’s less than 20% Democratic. That’s many thousands of people.

Yeah that too. As I said, I’ve got no problem helping folks out but I just wish they and their representatives would stfu about big government. Not even touching on the fact these are the same people who want bigger government for their pet social issues too.

324 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:44:47am

re: #322 erik_t

I’ll bet you an internet-dollar you can’t find a Congressional district in all the land that’s less than 20% Democratic. That’s many thousands of people.

Define ‘Democratic’. Vote or registration? Might take you up on it.

325 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:44:55am

re: #317 GunstarGreen

As wrong as it is for me to say such a thing, I sort of wish that the feds would just outright deny aid to red regions in such events for the next couple of years. And when the inevitable wailing and gnashing of teeth comes about, simply point to their voting and campaigning record with regards to spending cuts and “gub’mint is too big, reduce spending” rhetoric.

Hey, you wanted smaller government, so here’s your smaller government. Figure it out yourselves, no more handouts and freebies.

That’s pretty much the “poor leadership dilemma”. How responsible should the rank and file citizens be held for the failures of their leaders? Applies both for elected and non-elected.

326 Aligarr  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:45:56am

re: #270 Vicious Babushka

Actually that wasn’t Aligarr , it’s me Jim Hoft , I managed to crack Aligarr’s password . Aligarr got hauled away last night by the Obama Secrit Police .

327 AlexRogan  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:47:07am

re: #317 GunstarGreen

As wrong as it is for me to say such a thing, I sort of wish that the feds would just outright deny aid to red regions in such events for the next couple of years. And when the inevitable wailing and gnashing of teeth comes about, simply point to their voting and campaigning record with regards to spending cuts and “gub’mint is too big, reduce spending” rhetoric.

Hey, you wanted smaller government, so here’s your smaller government. Figure it out yourselves, no more handouts and freebies.

Ummm, no.

Let the RWNJs be hypocrites (I’m looking at you, Rick Perry and Ted Cruz, for example), but that doesn’t mean that we turn our backs on fellow Americans in their times of need; Americans help people out, it’s what we do (and should do).

Full disclosure:
I live in a very red state (TN) and my family’s home was pretty much destroyed in the May 2010 floods that we had here in Nashville. Besides the financial help we received from FEMA (disaster grants) and SBA (a low-cost mortgage that gave us most of the money we needed to rebuild), we got a lot of help from a couple of private organizations, without which, we wouldn’t have been able to complete the rebuild; I need to give a big shoutout to St. Luke’s Community House (who helped us out with about $20,000+ worth of materials, such as the HVAC unit, drywall, doors, flooring, trim, etc.) and to Lutheran Disaster Response (who sent us several crews from all over the US to help us with labor).

328 darthstar  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:57:25am

Lindsey Graham wants to know where the Tsarnaev brothers bought their bombs…has he never heard of Bombs, Bath & Beyond? (they have all the parts you need - pressure cookers, alarm clocks and even projectiles to make bombs more deadly

329 erik_t  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:58:13am

re: #328 darthstar

Lindsey Graham wants to know where the Tsarnaev brothers bought their bombs…has he never heard of Bombs, Bath & Beyond? (they have all the parts you need - pressure cookers, alarm clocks and even projectiles to make bombs more deadly

It’s almost as if you can Improvise an Explosive Device, or something.

330 lawhawk  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:58:39am

re: #328 darthstar

I thought that was Blood, Bath, and Beyond. Damn, that’s why I couldn’t find the guillotines, trebuchets, and iron maidens.

331 A Mom Anon  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 8:59:15am

Despite the fact that red states are full of shitbirds that don’t like anyone getting anything but themselves, we are all still Americans before anything else. There are lots of liberals and people who aren’t lunatic wingnuts in those states too, remember that. Americans help each other, I don’t give a fuck what Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Jim Hoft, Glenn Beck or any of the rest of them have to say about it. Fuck these people. That’s how they’d like to divvy things up in times of crisis. FUCK THEM.

332 darthstar  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:00:13am

re: #329 erik_t

It’s almost as if you can Improvise an Explosive Device, or something.

Gives “evening at the improv” a whole new context.

333 geoffm33  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:00:42am

re: #329 erik_t

It’s almost as if you can Improvise an Explosive Device, or something.

Quick, come up with an acronym for that so we can easily remember it in the future!

334 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:01:26am

UN official says US had Boston attack coming

Richard Falk claims bombing is explained by poet’s line, ‘Those to whom evil is done/do evil in return’; bashes US support of Israel

Richard Falk = Douchbag

335 abolitionist  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:01:32am

re: #326 Aligarr

Actually that wasn’t Aligarr , it’s me Jim Hoft , I managed to crack Aligarr’s password . Aligarr got hauled away last night by the Obama Secrit Police .

Never thot I’d have a chance to downding Jim Hoft right here on LGF.

:)

336 darthstar  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:01:47am

re: #333 geoffm33

Quick, come up with an acronym for that so we can easily remember it in the future!

AFT (acronym for that)

337 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:03:02am
339 lawhawk  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:17:13am

Dang. I was big fan of his on MASH:

340 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:32:55am
341 lawhawk  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:39:11am

re: #340 NJDhockeyfan

From WSAZ - the same source as that original post. No bomb - but screws and nails found in duffle bag.

A second issue was called in across town, but not sure if there is a connection.

Several streets in downtown Charleston have reopened after a suspicious package was found Tuesday morning.

It has found near the Marriott hotel and the Charleston Town Center Mall about 11 a.m.

Deputies tell WSAZ.com, no bomb was found. Investigators did find nails and screws in the old army duffle bag.

Bomb technicians have also been called to the Charleston Treatment Center on Greenbrier Street.

The director of the facility tells WSAZ.com, they received a bomb threat about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, so they called police.

It is unclear if anything has been found at that location.

Investigators also aren’t sure if the two cases are related.

We have crews at both locations. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.

342 abolitionist  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:40:01am

re: #339 lawhawk

Dang. I was big fan of his on MASH:

From your link(s)

Alan Alda, who played Hawkeye, recalled Mr. Arbus as a very believable therapist.

“I was so convinced that he was a psychiatrist I used to sit and talk with him between scenes,” Mr. Alda said in an interview with the Archive of American Television. “After a couple months of that I noticed he was giving me these strange looks, like ‘How would I know the answer to that?’ ”

This is sad:

In 1956, Ms. Arbus dissolved their business partnership to work full time on her haunting shots of marginalized people. Mr. Arbus continued to work in fashion photography but also took up acting.

The Arbuses separated in 1959 and divorced in 1969, when Mr. Arbus moved to Los Angeles. Ms. Arbus committed suicide in 1971.

I browsed the album of selected photos (flash and javascript req’d), and I’m inclined to believe Alan Alda’s comment was spot-on. [Edit] Three navigation buttons at bottom-center of album to browse it.

343 darthstar  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:42:02am

re: #340 NJDhockeyfan

Somewhere, a contractor is saying, “Who the fuck has my belt?”

344 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:47:13am

This week’s cuffed politician…

345 darthstar  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:48:34am
346 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:48:56am

re: #344 NJDhockeyfan

This week’s cuffed politician…

charges unclear.

Let me guess: it has something to do with a juvenile.

347 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:51:23am

re: #346 Vicious Babushka

Let me guess: it has something to do with a juvenile.

No, probably money.

Barron has been purportedly the subject of a lengthy grand jury investigation probing his campaign finances.

348 Lidane  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:54:03am

*sigh*

349 darthstar  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:54:27am

re: #347 NJDhockeyfan

No, probably money.

That’s right…Juveniles are for Republicans.

350 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:55:53am

This is interesting.

351 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:56:23am

re: #341 lawhawk

From WSAZ - the same source as that original post. No bomb - but screws and nails found in duffle bag.

A second issue was called in across town, but not sure if there is a connection.

Guess I don’t want to leave my carpenter’s belt laying around..

352 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:56:51am

The BENGHAZI!!!1!!!!! Derp continues, why are wingnuts so fixated on this over all else?

353 darthstar  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:56:55am
354 darthstar  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:57:40am

re: #350 NJDhockeyfan

This is interesting.

Who would frame an Elvis Impersonator?

355 Decatur Deb  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:57:48am

re: #344 NJDhockeyfan

This week’s cuffed politician…

Dead girl or livestock.

356 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:58:07am

re: #354 darthstar

Who would frame an Elvis Impersonator?

Another Elvis Impersonator?

357 lawhawk  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:00:08am

re: #354 darthstar

Who would frame an Elvis Impersonator?

Elvis himself. He’s not dead. He just went home. /

358 erik_t  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:01:21am

re: #352 Vicious Babushka

The BENGHAZI!!!1!!!!! Derp continues, why are wingnuts so fixated on this over all else?

Honestly, I think it’s the fixation/imagination of framing Obama as the new Carter, because surely that means Zombie Reagan is just around the corner, waiting to proclaim morning in America and whatnot.

359 abolitionist  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:01:40am

re: #352 Vicious Babushka

The BENGHAZI!!!1!!!!! Derp continues, why are wingnuts so fixated on this over all else?

Maybe they can’t get Ben Gazzara out of their heads?

360 GunstarGreen  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:01:52am

re: #348 Lidane

*sigh*

Because happening to be gay is the very same as making advances on children.

I’d say it was just rank dishonesty, except that I clearly remember an event in my college years where someone had come to the campus to crank out one of those anti-evolution screeds (I assume most if not all students that were there did it as a lark, much as I did), and that person seriously argued that evolution was false because a compact car left in a parking lot did not evolve into an SUV.

Some things really are just born from idiocy.

361 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:03:14am

re: #358 erik_t

Honestly, I think it’s the fixation/imagination of framing Obama as the new Carter, because surely that means Zombie Reagan is just around the corner, waiting to proclaim morning in America and whatnot.

The election is over, but the delusional Derp continues. They still think they can overthrow the POTUS.

362 Dr. Matt  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:03:28am

RomanceWritR
The gruesome facts have been coming out for more than a week [Kermit Gosnell] and the MSM just picks it up now. Another liberal media suppression like Benghazi.

363 Lidane  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:05:47am

re: #360 GunstarGreen

Some things really are just born from idiocy.

True. And Louie Gohmert specializes in some serious weapons-grade idiocy. In the same screed where he compares the Foley page scandal to being gay in the Boy Scouts, he ALSO says that homosexuality is wrong because the Founders condemned it.

I’ve read quite a few of the Federalist papers. I can’t remember reading any of them where the Founders gave a damn about gays.

364 lawhawk  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:11:12am

Judge drops 3 of the murder charges against Gosnell.

At the urging of the defense, a Philadelphia judge dropped nine charges, including some of the most serious, against an abortion doctor on trial for murder.


The charges — including three counts of first-degree murder, five counts of abuse of a corpse and one count of infanticide — were dropped Tuesday as Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s defense attorney Jack McMahon began to make his case.

Judge Jeffery Rinehart ruled the judgment of acquittal on those counts — meaning that he felt there wasn’t enough evidence to bring those to a jury.

Gosnell, 72, was charged in the overdose death of a patient and in the deaths of seven babies allegedly born alive. He still faces a third-degree murder charge in the death of Nepalese immigrant Karnamaya Mongar, 41, and four counts of first-degree murder for the baby deaths.

Tuesday’s ruling came as McMahon began to present Gosnell’s case after five weeks of prosecution witnesses took the stand. The defense has argued that there were no live births at Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Center, and that Mongar died in 2009 of unforeseen complications.

365 darthstar  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:13:57am

Did the AP’s twitter feed get hacked?

366 klys  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:14:32am

re: #365 darthstar

Yep, we are discussing upstairs. Hacked.

367 abolitionist  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:48:51am

re: #326 Aligarr

Never thot for a second your LGF pw had been hacked by Jim Hoft. Downding negated.

368 Eventual Carrion  Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:51:00am

re: #320 JABaker

His mother was once convicted for shoplifting.

Ted Haggard snorted meth off of a gay prostitutes ass.


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