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1 thedopefishlives  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:37:46pm

Woo, new thread! Evening Lizardim, how go things in the war on derp?

2 Charles Johnson  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:41:37pm

It was time for an open thread, so why not advertise Cinco de Mayo while we’re at it?

Disclaimer - we get a small commission on anything you buy if you click through from our links to Amazon, at no extra charge to you.

3 Kragar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:42:25pm

Personally, I’m waiting to celebrate the First of May.

4 EPR-radar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:42:42pm

re: #1 thedopefishlives

Woo, new thread! Evening Lizardim, how go things in the war on derp?

Round infinity + 2 of the perpetual internet abortion flame war is now in abeyance downstairs.

5 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:42:56pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

It was time for an open thread, so why not advertise Cinco de Mayo while we’re at it?

Disclaimer - we get a small commission on anything you buy if you click through from our links to Amazon, at no extra charge to you.

Seeing how things had somewhat devolved in the last one? ;)

I’m a big fan of May 4th.

6 EPR-radar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:44:41pm

re: #4 EPR-radar

Interesting behavior I’ve seen when making comments. A + sign in the comment as originally posted disappears (even though it is there in preview), but can be put back by editing the post.

(edited to put back the + sign)

7 darthstar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:47:31pm

Affordable electric cars are around the corner…I’m really tempted, though I still don’t like the limited range (about 68 miles)…still, I like my gas Smart Car, but if I knew there was another 30 miles of range or so, I’d get one of these in a heartbeat.

smartusa.com

8 darthstar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:48:20pm

re: #7 darthstar

Affordable electric cars are around the corner…I’m really tempted, though I still don’t like the limited range (about 68 miles)…still, I like my gas Smart Car, but if I knew there was another 30 miles of range or so, I’d get one of these in a heartbeat.

smartusa.com

Mostly because it’s about 50 miles round trip, and knowing my wife, she can add another fifty in a day without blinking.

9 thedopefishlives  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:49:32pm

re: #7 darthstar

Affordable electric cars are around the corner…I’m really tempted, though I still don’t like the limited range (about 68 miles)…still, I like my gas Smart Car, but if I knew there was another 30 miles of range or so, I’d get one of these in a heartbeat.

smartusa.com

I have a tepid response to electric cars; they’re great for people who don’t do a lot of long-distance driving, like I do, but battery technology is hell on the environment to produce. I’m holding out for hydrogen cars.

10 Charles Johnson  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:49:53pm

Looks like they did have some kind of remote detonation device: Officials: Boston Marathon Bombs Triggered by Remote | Metro News - WCVB Home

11 darthstar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:50:06pm

Yep…just mapped it. Our house to the club, then to the ballpark, then home - 70 miles. Feh. Too close for comfort.

12 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:50:58pm

re: #7 darthstar

Affordable electric cars are around the corner…I’m really tempted, though I still don’t like the limited range (about 68 miles)…still, I like my gas Smart Car, but if I knew there was another 30 miles of range or so, I’d get one of these in a heartbeat.

smartusa.com

We’re debating what to do when the time comes to replace my car. We have the teardrop, so one car is the trip car; we hadn’t known we were going to get one when we bought his current car, so getting something a little beefier could be nice. On the flip side, something like that for puttering around town would also rock.

Of course the main goal is currently to put off needing to get a new car.

13 Stanley Sea  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:52:55pm

re: #1 thedopefishlives

Woo, new thread! Evening Lizardim, how go things in the war on derp?

We’re losing.

14 Lidane  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:53:15pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

Looks like they did have some kind of remote detonation device: Officials: Boston Marathon Bombs Triggered by Remote | Metro News - WCVB Home

UNPOSSIBLE! Everyone knows the two “bombers” are an FBI false flag psy op!

/////

15 thedopefishlives  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:54:35pm

re: #13 Stanley Sea

We’re losing.

WUT? UNPOSSIBLE!

16 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:54:50pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

Looks like they did have some kind of remote detonation device: Officials: Boston Marathon Bombs Triggered by Remote | Metro News - WCVB Home

OMG!!11!! BAN REMOTE CONTROL HELICOPTERS!!111111

17 Kragar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:55:04pm

Warning WND Link:

Pamela Geller: Has America lost her soul?

… we see a disturbing trend: America did not rally, protest or demand answers when the Obama administration classified the Fort Hood jihad massacre not as terrorism, but as “workplace violence.” No one – not any politician or mainstream media figure of significance – called Obama on his cover-up of the jihad motive in the slaughter of our unarmed soldiers in Texas.

And the same nonchalance was exhibited in the wake of the jihad massacres of Ambassador Chris Stevens and other Americans in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. Our ambassador and attaches were slaughtered in cold blood in Benghazi, and Obama and several administration officials blamed the First Amendment, saying that it had all happened because of a video about Muhammad. And yet there was still no outcry. Two soldiers held off a jihadi army for over seven hours while calling and begging for help, for cover, and no one came. That was unforgivable. Did America demand answers?

Worse still, the nation re-elected this deceiver.

18 Stanley Sea  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:57:37pm

re: #15 thedopefishlives

WUT? UNPOSSIBLE!

Still can’t believe the shit Beck’s peddling.

19 EPR-radar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:00:44pm

re: #17 Kragar

It’s funny to see a wingnut whining about the re-election of a deceiver. They must think 2004 never happened.

20 lawhawk  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:01:34pm

re: #18 Stanley Sea

Still can’t believe the shit Beck’s peddling.

It’s not just that he’s peddling, it’s that so many are buying it hook, line, and stinker. Hateraid will take you far in the media, and never having to say you’re sorry gives them so much more leeway to spread their noxious bs.

Fighting free speech with free speech is the only way to deal with it - exposing the idiocy for what it is. But we’ve got Drudge admitting that he’s all for bringing the conspiracy mongering into the mainstream of conservatism. It’s going to be conspiracies all the way down, and unless the adults in the GOP take hold - or quit the party in disgust, we’re only going to see more of this nonsense.

21 Charles Johnson  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:01:47pm

re: #17 Kragar

She’s horrified that Americans didn’t turn on our Muslim neighbors, round them up, and deport them. As usual.

22 darthstar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:02:48pm

Love Peter Sagal. And I love that he’s not afraid to call people out…by name.

23 stabby  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:03:53pm

re: #17 Kragar

I have this fantasy where Pamela Geller starts taking an antipsychotic and announces that America is fine, she was just mentally ill.

24 Kragar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:05:22pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

She’s horrified that Americans didn’t turn on our Muslim neighbors, round them up, and deport them. As usual.

She is just carrying on in the fine tradition of Torquemada and Cotton Mather.

25 EPR-radar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:06:06pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

She’s horrified that Americans didn’t turn on our Muslim neighbors, round them up, and deport them. As usual.

What part of “figure out what the real threats are from Islamic extremists and act appropriately” do the wing nuts not get? Mindless group blame isn’t going to do any good.

This is not a difficult concept.

26 stabby  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:06:16pm

I don’t have the same fantasy about Glen Beck because I think he’s enjoying fleecing the rubes.

27 Stanley Sea  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:12:35pm

re: #22 darthstar

Love Peter Sagal. And I love that he’s not afraid to call people out…by name.

I hear his name is Carl Cassel’s voice: Peeeeeter Sagal.!

28 jaunte  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:13:57pm

re: #1 thedopefishlives

Woo, new thread! Evening Lizardim, how go things in the war on derp?

We’re calling it satire now.

29 thedopefishlives  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:14:16pm

re: #28 jaunte

We’re calling it satire now.

That a dropping from our overnight troll?

30 compound_Idaho  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:14:33pm

Amazon pays their warehouse workers less than Walmart pay their warehouse workers. Amazon also helps customers cheat on retail taxes, although that may be coming to an end.

31 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:14:45pm

re: #29 thedopefishlives

That a dropping from our overnight troll?

Wait, which one’s the overnight one?

32 EPR-radar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:18:00pm

re: #28 jaunte

We’re calling it satire now.

From the Rush Limbaugh school of wing nut agitprop, rule #7:

If your initial offensive talking point comes under sufficiently heavy criticism, relabel it as ‘satire’.

33 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:18:33pm

DERP DERP

34 CuriousLurker  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:18:57pm

re: #29 thedopefishlives

That a dropping from our overnight troll?

If you’re talking about aligarr, he got the stick.

35 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:21:11pm

re: #32 EPR-radar

From the Rush Limbaugh school of wing nut agitprop, rule #7:

If your initial offensive talking point comes under sufficiently heavy criticism, relabel it as ‘satire’.

Added bonus points if you admit you knew how to clearly indicate it was satire in the beginning and chose not to.

36 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:22:01pm

WHAT RIGHT-WING RACISM?

37 EPR-radar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:24:31pm

re: #35 klys

Added bonus points if you admit you knew how to clearly indicate it was satire in the beginning and chose not to.

Another bonus point moment was whining about LGF ‘pit bulls’. Actually, I went pretty easy on him…

38 thedopefishlives  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:25:49pm

re: #34 CuriousLurker

If you’re talking about aligarr, he got the stick.

That was the one, thanks.

39 stabby  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:26:33pm

re: #36 Vicious Babushka

I know that tcot stands for “top conservative on twitter” (top? Like being on twitter makes them more successful than each other?) but what is ctot? Dyslexic conservative on twitter?

40 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:26:52pm

re: #38 thedopefishlives

That was the one, thanks.

Yeah, no, the satire bit comes from Ed. Who derped all over the ProLife thread today.

41 thedopefishlives  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:28:58pm

re: #40 klys

Yeah, no, the satire bit comes from Ed. Who derped all over the ProLife thread today.

Yeah, saying “he satired all over the ProLife thread today” doesn’t have the same ring to it.

42 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:29:26pm

re: #39 stabby

I know that tcot stands for “top conservative on twitter” (top? Like being on twitter makes them more successful than each other?) but what is ctot? Dyslexic conservative on twitter?

CTOT=Christian Talkers on Twitter (I think, but not sure)

43 stabby  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:29:55pm

re: #36 Vicious Babushka

Also these racists would find the third world less frightening if they were willing to support family planning.

44 jaunte  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:30:01pm

re: #35 klys

I don’t mind a little unlabeled satire if it’s actually in service of making a true statement about a poster’s opinion. This afternoon was just a bunch of evasions and weak bs.

45 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:30:11pm

re: #34 CuriousLurker

If you’re talking about aligarr, he got the stick.

I think aligarr was a girl troll.

46 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:30:42pm

re: #43 stabby

Also these racists would find the third world less frightening if they were willing to support family planning.

Would they approve of ABORTIONS FOR MUSLIMS?

47 stabby  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:32:03pm

re: #46 Vicious Babushka

Abortion is sharia!

I still can’t stop giggling about the fake-former-terrorist-muslim who tells fundy churches that.

48 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:33:23pm

re: #47 stabby

I still can’t stop giggling about the fake-former-terrorist-muslim who tells fundy churches that.

I WILL SAY WHATEVER I THINK YOU WANT TO HEAR AS LONG AS YOU KEEP WRITING THOSE CHECKS!!!1111

49 stabby  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:33:24pm

I wonder if twitter would allow a group of fake conservatives on twitter with a hashtag like tcfot (top conservative fuckhead on twitter)

50 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:33:55pm

re: #44 jaunte

I don’t mind a little unlabeled satire if it’s actually in service of making a true statement about a poster’s opinion. This afternoon was just a bunch of evasions and weak bs.

This afternoon’s troll was just uninspired. Slightly creepy, failed to think through a lot of what he said, and otherwise boring as hell. Part of me feels like a complete idiot to have gotten engaged, but I was trying for a serious good faith discussion. Joke’s on me.

51 stabby  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:34:53pm

Or just #fot

52 CuriousLurker  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:34:58pm

re: #45 Vicious Babushka

I think aligarr was a girl troll.

Could very well be. Douchebaggery is genderless, AFAIC.

53 Four More Tears  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:35:50pm

re: #51 stabby

Or just #fot

But how are we supposed to know who’s on top without the t?

54 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:35:50pm

WHAT RIGHT-WING RACISM?
ALSO ROMNEY LOST: DEAL WITH IT

POE’S LAW HERE.

55 stabby  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:35:55pm

sigh, of course every three letter combination is already a hashtag

56 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:36:49pm

re: #52 CuriousLurker

Could very well be. Douchebaggery is genderless, AFAIC.

I admit that years of playing MMOs has left me with the base assumption that the person on the other side of the screen is male until evidence suggests otherwise though. There are a few places where that assumption doesn’t work (oh, blogs discussing feminism, for example) but overall …yeah.

57 AlexRogan  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:37:23pm

re: #36 Vicious Babushka

WHAT RIGHT-WING RACISM?

SCARY BROWN PEOPLE!!!!11ty

/BOOGA BOOGA, Dan…

58 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:38:04pm

re: #55 stabby

sigh, of course every three letter combination is already a hashtag

#TGDN got hijacked a while ago by Beliebers, hilarity ensued. Some pranksters spread the message on Bieber fansites that Tweeting to TGDN (Talented, Gorgeous, Divine? Naturally!) would win concert tickets.

59 jaunte  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:39:45pm
60 stabby  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:40:13pm

There’s I think 6 tweets as #tcfot misspellings?
With the union tags, I think this guy is on the right side

61 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:40:51pm

re: #60 stabby

There’s I think 6 tweets as #tcfot misspellings?
With the union tags, I think this guy is on the right side

Wait, so what is #tcfot supposed to be? Top Conservatives Fapping on Twitter?

62 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:43:44pm

re: #61 klys

Wait, so what is #tcfot supposed to be? Top Conservatives Fapping on Twitter?

TCFOT=The Craziest Fuckers On Twitter

63 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:44:11pm

re: #62 Vicious Babushka

TCFOT=The Craziest Fuckers On Twitter

I suppose that one works too. :)

64 stabby  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:44:22pm

re: #61 klys

er see 49 >.>
littlegreenfootballs.com

65 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:45:18pm

re: #64 stabby

er see 49 >.>
littlegreenfootballs.com

Sorry, I’d missed that.

66 prairiefire  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:47:23pm

re: #13 Stanley Sea

We’re losing.

Noo, chin up, lass!

67 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:49:40pm

Ok, the baby sister has an interview tomorrow for an internship. She’s trying to prep an answer for the “what’s your biggest weakness” question and asked me for help.

My one interview was a phone interview 8 years ago that I didn’t realize was an interview until an offhand comment by my boss 3 days after I started. So! I turn to the Lizards.

Is there a way to answer the question when the biggest weakness she has that I could come up with is “reacts before hearing all the facts” in such a way that it can be turned into a strength?

68 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:51:32pm

re: #67 klys

Ok, the baby sister has an interview tomorrow for an internship. She’s trying to prep an answer for the “what’s your biggest weakness” question and asked me for help.

My one interview was a phone interview 8 years ago that I didn’t realize was an interview until an offhand comment by my boss 3 days after I started. So! I turn to the Lizards.

Is there a way to answer the question when the biggest weakness she has that I could come up with is “reacts before hearing all the facts” in such a way that it can be turned into a strength?

“What’s your biggest weakness” always mention a skill that they can send you for training! For example, “I’d like to improve my Photoshop skills” or “I want to learn Android programming.”

Don’t mention social failures or anything that can’t be “fixed.”

69 prairiefire  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:52:08pm

re: #67 klys

“I enjoy the challenge of a new situation and finding new solutions.”

70 prairiefire  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:52:44pm

re: #68 Vicious Babushka

Your’s is better.

71 AlexRogan  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 6:55:35pm

re: #13 Stanley Sea

We’re losing.

Image: Keep-calm.jpg

72 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:01:41pm

re: #68 Vicious Babushka

“What’s your biggest weakness” always mention a skill that they can send you for training! For example, “I’d like to improve my Photoshop skills” or “I want to learn Android programming.”

Don’t mention social failures or anything that can’t be “fixed.”

“I’d like to build an autonomous android with big boobs.”

73 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:02:49pm

re: #72 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

“I’d like to build an autonomous android with big boobs.”

Not a good interview answer for a female, or if you’re being interviewed by a female.

74 lawhawk  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:03:35pm

If darth is around, I’m sure you’re getting a kick out of the news that the Barry Bonds plaque went missing at the ballpark, but only got reported yesterday. Team officials have no idea when it was swiped.

I just checked back on my own photos shot last Friday (the first game back from a road trip) and the plaque was gone by then. That means it was likely swiped while the Giants were on the road (and once again raises questions about security at the ballpark). I’m surprised no one noticed until yesterday.

75 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:04:12pm

DERP.

76 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:05:44pm

Somebody tell “Jane Galt” that Ayn Rand was totally pro-choice.

77 Kragar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:05:49pm

re: #75 Vicious Babushka

DERP.

OFFS

78 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:08:30pm

re: #68 Vicious Babushka

“What’s your biggest weakness” always mention a skill that they can send you for training! For example, “I’d like to improve my Photoshop skills” or “I want to learn Android programming.”

Don’t mention social failures or anything that can’t be “fixed.”

Thanks a ton for this - it gave me something concrete to offer her, which is helping a lot, especially as she’s having issues with the Internet in the room she reserved to do the interview in (it’s over Skype).

79 Lidane  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:08:43pm

re: #76 Vicious Babushka

Somebody tell “Jane Galt” that Ayn Rand was totally pro-choice.

Someone needs to remind all these dipshits that Ayn Rand wasn’t just pro-choice. She was an atheist too.

80 jaunte  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:11:13pm

re: #75 Vicious Babushka

Looking at Jgalt9’s timeline; I think “she” is really a man.

81 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:11:26pm

Ayn Rand: Abortion Rights are Pro-Life.

Tweet that, make wingnut heads go splodey.

82 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:11:46pm

re: #73 Vicious Babushka

Not a good interview answer for a female, or if you’re being interviewed by a female.

Good if you want to be on Buffy, or Serenity.

83 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:12:26pm

re: #80 jaunte

Looking at Jgalt9’s timeline; I think “she” is really a man.

Whatever it is, it’s fulla Derp.

84 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:15:55pm

I should like a pinata party for Cinco de Mayo!
Hola Lizardim!

85 CuriousLurker  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:17:37pm

Annnnd there’s the talking point: “What Islamophobia? Everyone’s just too PC. Oh, and while I’m at it, I’m going to ignore the links that were provided disproving the deafening silence, because we have to talk about the scary jihadis 24/7 to the exclusion of all else.”

This is me, unsubscribing from that thread.

86 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:18:53pm

re: #85 CuriousLurker

Annnnd there’s the talking point: “What Islamophobia? Everyone’s just too PC. Oh, and while I’m at it, I’m going to ignore the links that were provided disproving the deafening silence, because we have to talk about the scary jihadis 24/7 to the exclusion of all else.”

This is me, unsubscribing from that thread.

I am reading all the Derp on Twitter so that you don’t have to.

87 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:19:05pm

re: #85 CuriousLurker

I’m watching Mythbusters steal candy from a baby.

It’s strangely soothing. This might indicate I am a horrible person.

88 sattv4u2  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:19:43pm

re: #87 klys

I’m watching Mythbusters steal candy from a baby.

It’s strangely soothing. This might indicate I am a horrible person.

Or in need of a Snickers Bar !!

89 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:20:22pm

re: #87 klys

I’m watching Mythbusters steal candy from a baby.

It’s strangely soothing. This might indicate I am a horrible person.

Yesterday I watched Mythbusters take the Cinnamon Challenge. There were three Mythbusters. One choked, one threw up, but one actually got the cinnamon down.

90 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:20:45pm

Evening lizards!

91 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:21:08pm

re: #89 Vicious Babushka

I want to say it was Grant that got the cinnamon down, but it could have been Tory.

92 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:21:56pm

re: #91 klys

I want to say it was Grant that got the cinnamon down, but it could have been Tory.

The girl choked, the Asian guy threw up, the white guy was able to swallow it.

93 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:23:09pm

Outta here.

94 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:23:29pm

re: #92 Vicious Babushka

The girl choked, the Asian guy threw up, the white guy was able to swallow it.

Tory swallowed. Grant always throws-up.

95 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:23:37pm

Here we go again. Large explosion of the week:

I hope nobody is hurt.

96 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:26:32pm

re: #92 Vicious Babushka

Yep, I had it reversed. The white guy is Tory, the Asian guy is Grant. The woman is Kari.

97 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:27:17pm

re: #94 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Tory swallowed. Grant always throws-up.

It’s so true. Tory just hurts himself.

98 CuriousLurker  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:28:02pm

re: #87 klys

I’m watching Mythbusters steal candy from a baby.

It’s strangely soothing. This might indicate I am a horrible person.

Good idea. I’m gonna go snuggle up with my feline overlords and watch some BBC nature videos.

G’nite, lizards. Try not to step in any DERP.

#88 sattv4u2 - Damn it all to hell—now you made me want a Snickers and all the stores are closed. I HATE YOU. //

99 AlexRogan  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:28:34pm

re: #94 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Tory swallowed. Grant always throws-up.

And it’s hilarious.

100 freetoken  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:29:09pm

re: #95 NJDhockeyfan

The petro-chemical industry, or even larger the whole chemical+energy sectors of the economy, are the sources of major disasters continually. Some years are worse than others.

We forget that there are inherent dangers to many of the substances we use on a daily basis.

This danger is the basis on why the mountain of regulations have been created from laws passed, sometimes passed after some major disaster forces the politicians to do something.

101 sattv4u2  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:29:13pm

re: #98 CuriousLurker

:)

102 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:29:25pm

re: #98 CuriousLurker

Good idea. I’m gonna go snuggle up with my feline overlords and watch some BBC nature videos.

G’nite, lizards. Try not to step in any DERP.

#88 sattv4u2 - Damn it all to hell—now you made me want a Snickers and all the stores are closed. I HATE YOU. //

I highly recommend any of the stuff by the producers of Planet Earth. If the Blu-ray player weren’t broken, I would totally throw that stuff on the TV right now. (The new one shows tomorrow.)

103 AlexRogan  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:33:19pm

re: #97 klys

It’s so true. Tory just hurts himself.

It always comes back to when Kari and Scotti conned Tory into thinking that he could jump that wagon with a big-ass bicycle out at the Alameda Naval Base runway…

/cue Scotti doing the Wicked Witch’s theme from The Wizard of Oz ;-P

104 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:33:48pm

re: #97 klys

It’s so true. Tory just hurts himself.

Yah, poor goof.

105 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:33:54pm

re: #103 AlexRogan

It always comes back to when Kari and Scotti conned Tory into thinking that he could jump that wagon with a big-ass bicycle out at the Alameda Naval Base runway…

;-P

That footage never gets old. Ever.

106 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:35:29pm

re: #100 freetoken

Yikes!

107 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:36:00pm

re: #103 AlexRogan

It always comes back to when Kari and Scotti conned Tory into thinking that he could jump that wagon with a big-ass bicycle out at the Alameda Naval Base runway…

;-P

That was pretty painfully funny.

108 AlexRogan  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:37:22pm

re: #105 klys

That footage never gets old. Ever.

re: #107 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

That was pretty painfully funny.

Scotti: You smell that?
Kari: What?
Scotti: Bad things…

109 jaunte  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:40:55pm

Sen. Sessions struggles to explain Biblical basis of his anti-immigration views

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform, Dr. David Fleming of the Champion Forest Baptist Church in Texas noted that Leviticus 19:33-34 calls on believers to treat foreigners in their land “as the native among you.”
….snip….
[Sessions] warned Fleming and others were “leading little ones astray” by citing Scripture “loosely.”

110 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:41:33pm

re: #108 AlexRogan

re: #107 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Scotti: You smell that?
Kari: What?
Scotti: Bad things…

Where did Scotti go?

111 lawhawk  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:45:09pm

Live stream video from Mobile Alabama, where two barges carrying natural gas caught fire and exploded (and at least two explosions). Looks like they’ve got a very dangerous situation there.

112 Joanne  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:48:17pm

re: #67 klys

That would be someone who is decisive.

Never frame it as you did…that’s not a negative frown you can turn upside down and make it a smile. Work on the wording of the negative first. Then you can work on the positive spin. Perhaps, I make decisions based on the facts before me. Sometimes other facts come to light allowing me to reevaluate prior decisions. Blah. Blah. Blah. And have a solid example of how something played out, and his that weakness was actually a strength.

And tell her ALWAYS look like she’s thinking hard about such a question before answering it.

Good luck to her!

113 Lidane  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:48:29pm

re: #109 jaunte

Sen. Sessions struggles to explain Biblical basis of his anti-immigration views

*headdesk*

Babel and its tower anyone? I’m pretty sure there’s a whole story in the Bible about God creating the multitude of languages and scattering humanity around the world.

114 AlexRogan  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:50:34pm

re: #110 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Where did Scotti go?

Scottie left as a regular Build Team member after season 3, but has come back for at least a couple of episodes since; she may still work for Jamie at M5, but I don’t know.

115 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:50:39pm

re: #110 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Where did Scotti go?

My understanding is she left the show due to creative differences at the end of season 2.

116 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:51:19pm

re: #114 AlexRogan

Scottie left as a regular Build Team member after season 3, but has come back for at least a couple of episodes since; she may still work for Jamie at M5, but I don’t know.

re: #115 klys

My understanding is she left the show due to creative differences at the end of season 2.

I think which season it is depends on how you count the pilots. Or possibly my memory is going.

117 AlexRogan  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:53:27pm

re: #116 klys

re: #115 klys

I think which season it is depends on how you count the pilots. Or possibly my memory is going.

Basically, Grant replaced her.

118 SpaceJesus  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:58:46pm

i think i found out how to fix geller and malkin’s bigotry

blog.asiantown.net

119 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:59:16pm

re: #117 AlexRogan

Basically, Grant replaced her.

When I saw one of the SF w00tstocks, they have a quorum of Mythbusters (Adam, Grant, and Kari) and so we got to hear some fascinating stories about Jamie.

120 calochortus  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:01:46pm

re: #75 Vicious Babushka

DERP.
A woman does not ‘own’ the child in her womb. Owning another human being is called slavery.

So why does the the fetus get to own the woman?

121 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:02:14pm

I offer this science quiz without comment.

122 Joanne  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:03:32pm

re: #118 SpaceJesus

i think i found out how to fix geller and malkin’s bigotry

blog.asiantown.net

That dude is SMOKIN’ hot!

123 Romantic Heretic  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:09:25pm

re: #17 Kragar

Warning WND Link:

Pamela Geller: Has America lost her soul?

What she means is, “Why hasn’t America lost its mind? Like me?”

124 Varek Raith  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:12:08pm

re: #118 SpaceJesus

i think i found out how to fix geller and malkin’s bigotry

blog.asiantown.net

I too would be deported for being too hot.
Such a burden.

125 SpaceJesus  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:12:13pm

re: #122 Joanne


he should seek asylum here. sexy asylum.

pretty sure that’s a thing in immigration law

126 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:13:16pm

re: #122 Joanne

That dude is SMOKIN’ hot!

His smolder level is set to ‘high’.

127 allegro  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:13:30pm

re: #75 Vicious Babushka

A woman does not ‘own’ the child in her womb. Owning another human being is called slavery. #tcot #prolife #p2 twitter.com/JGalt9/status/…
— Jane Galt (@JGalt9) April 25, 2013

So the woman is a slave to a growing embryo that owns her and that’s okay.

Do these people ever think things through?

128 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:13:44pm

re: #121 klys

I offer this science quiz without comment.

13 of 13.

That was pretty simple, but supposedly my score was better than 93%. That says a lot about science education.

129 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:14:36pm

re: #122 Joanne

That dude is SMOKIN’ hot!

CGI.

130 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:14:51pm

re: #128 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

13 of 13.

That was pretty simple, but supposedly my score was better than 97%. That says a lot about science education.

Hence the without comment portion. :) I didn’t want to offer any preconceived notions on the difficulty level.

131 SpaceJesus  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:15:17pm

re: #129 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

certifiably gorgeous immigrant?

132 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:15:52pm

re: #127 allegro

So the woman is a slave to a growing embryo that owns her and that’s okay.

Do these people ever think things through?

No. Logical consistency in their arguments is not a noted wingnut feature.

133 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:16:50pm

re: #131 SpaceJesus

certifiably gorgeous immigrant?

Computer Generated Immigrant.

134 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:17:12pm

re: #133 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Computer Generated Immigrant.

Shhhh, don’t rain on the parade.

135 Kaessa  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:17:34pm

re: #121 klys

I offer this science quiz without comment.

Nice! I got them all right.

136 calochortus  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:18:08pm

re: #135 Kaessa

Me too. Obviously a smart group here.

137 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:18:43pm

re: #135 Kaessa

Nice! I got them all right.

Now do them while standing on your head, looking into a mirror, and petting your cat.

138 freetoken  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:19:22pm

re: #121 klys

I offer this science quiz without comment.

It’s more of a vocabulary quiz than a science quiz.

139 Kaessa  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:19:29pm

re: #137 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Now do them while standing on your head, looking into a mirror, and petting your cat.

I could do the looking in a mirror and petting the cat, but my standing on my head days have been over for a while.

140 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:20:37pm

re: #138 freetoken

It’s more of a vocabulary quiz than a science quiz.

True, but it involves basic science concepts.

Given what I have seen when tutoring basic chemistry, I’d hate to ask the general public to engage in some unit analysis.

141 jaunte  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:20:40pm

re: #121 klys

You answered 13 of 13 questions correctly.
You scored better than 93% of the public

That’s scary.

142 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:21:37pm

re: #139 Kaessa

I could do the looking in a mirror and petting the cat, but my standing on my head days have been over for a while.

Then stand on your hubby’s head.

143 freetoken  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:21:51pm

re: #140 klys

There is one science question in there.

One out of 13 - not bad.

I suppose a couple of them are “science” in the sense of extremely short descriptions of theory - plate tectonics being one of them.

144 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:22:00pm

re: #141 jaunte

That’s scary.

On the other hand, I continue to be relieved and happy to find the commenting community here is significantly better informed than the general public.

145 Kaessa  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:22:10pm

re: #142 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Then stand on your hubby’s head.

That could be entertaining to watch.

146 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:23:02pm

re: #143 freetoken

There is one science question in there.

One out of 13 - not bad.

I suppose a couple of them are “science” in the sense of extremely short descriptions of theory - plate tectonics being one of them.

Oh, stop being picky.

147 Four More Tears  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:23:04pm

re: #135 Kaessa

Nice! I got them all right.

Me too! That question about the composition of earth’s atmosphere really got a lot of people.

148 Joanne  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:23:43pm

re: #129 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Awww. Booooo.

149 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:23:43pm

re: #147 Four More Tears

Me too! That question about the composition of earth’s atmosphere really got a lot of people.

Why?

150 freetoken  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:24:07pm

re: #146 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Oh, stop being picky.

As shop steward for local 42 of the International Brotherhood of Pedants, I’m supposed to be “picky”.

151 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:24:24pm

re: #148 Joanne

Awww. Booooo.

I be such a spoiler.

152 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:25:32pm

re: #150 freetoken

As shop steward for local 42 of the International Brotherhood of Pedants, I’m supposed to be “picky”.

I would point out that if I submitted this to an English teacher as a vocabulary quiz, they’d look at me like I had 3 heads.

I didn’t make the quiz, though. I merely present it for the lizards’ entertainment.

153 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:26:05pm
When in peril, I will use one of my coworkers as a human shield.
154 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:26:27pm

re: #152 klys

I would point out that if I submitted this to an English teacher as a vocabulary quiz, they’d look at me like I had 3 heads.

I didn’t make the quiz, though. I merely present it for the lizards’ entertainment.

You don’t have three heads?

What planet are you from?

155 Joanne  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:26:37pm

re: #151 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Indeed. :-)

156 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:26:59pm

re: #153 klys

As you should.

157 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:27:57pm

re: #156 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

As you should.

I do love that quote for Kari. And generally her shoe choices.

158 Four More Tears  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:28:03pm

re: #149 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Why?

I blame our public school system…

159 jaunte  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:30:00pm

When only a few people understand chemistry, we’ll have a lot more industrial accidents.

160 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:30:05pm

re: #158 Four More Tears

I blame our public school system…

Are you suggesting most people believe the atmosphere is mostly O? (I assume those same people don’t know the diff between O and O2)

161 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:31:26pm

re: #159 jaunte

When only a few people understand chemistry, we’ll have a lot more industrial accidents.

When the Randian libertarians finally scrap regulations we’ll have a shit load more accidents.

162 jaunte  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:31:32pm

Plenty of room for the school here, and it’s cheap land; sumthin’ called a Superfund site!

163 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:31:48pm

re: #160 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Are you suggesting most people believe the atmosphere is mostly O? (I assume those same people don’t know the diff between O and O2)

I make no assumptions what people know. They always manage to surprise me.

164 Four More Tears  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:32:45pm

re: #160 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Here’s the question:

Which gas makes up most of the Earth’s atmosphere?

Hydrogen
Nitrogen
Carbon dioxide
Oxygen

Only 20% got it right.

165 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:33:47pm

re: #164 Four More Tears

Here’s the question:

Which gas makes up most of the Earth’s atmosphere?

Hydrogen
Nitrogen
Carbon dioxide
Oxygen

Only 20% got it right.

I didn’t read any further than the test. Did they say which answer was the most common?

166 Four More Tears  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:34:11pm

Electrons are smaller than atoms. Is this statement true or false?

47%

Lasers work by focusing sound waves. Is this statement true or false?

48%

Come on people…

167 Four More Tears  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:34:36pm

re: #165 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

I didn’t read any further than the test. Did they say which answer was the most common?

No, they don’t break it down like that.

168 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:35:10pm

re: #166 Four More Tears

Electrons are smaller than atoms. Is this statement true or false?

47%

Lasers work by focusing sound waves. Is this statement true or false?

48%

Come on people…

Really?

169 Four More Tears  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:35:52pm

re: #165 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

I didn’t read any further than the test. Did they say which answer was the most common?

Oh, and out of people with at least a college degree?

Only 31% got it right.

Higher education my rear end…

170 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:36:03pm

The writeup for the study is here; I’m still reading through to see if there’s a better breakdown.

171 Four More Tears  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:36:55pm

re: #168 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Really?

Yeah. If you think an electron is bigger than an atom, then you really don’t know what an atom is…

172 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:39:23pm

re: #170 klys

And after sufficient digging, here is the breakdown:

ASK ALL:
PEW.10
Which gas makes up most of the Earth’s atmosphere?
[READ AND RANDOMIZE]
March 7 - 10 2013

14 Hydrogen
20 Nitrogen (Correct)
19 Carbon dioxide
36 Oxygen
11 Don’t know/Refused (VOL.)

173 jaunte  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:39:27pm
However, only about half (51%) of the public knows that “fracking” is a process that extracts natural gas, not coal, diamonds or silicon from the earth.

Good grief.

174 abolitionist  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:39:44pm

re: #135 Kaessa

Missed one. Suspect I skipped marking one of the answers.

175 klys  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:40:26pm

re: #172 klys

And yes, that does say that 14% of the population thinks the primary component of the Earth’s atmosphere is hydrogen.

176 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:40:27pm

I retook the test and got every one wrong. It yelled at me ‘YOU SO STUPID!’

177 jaunte  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:40:33pm

“…while 17% of Democrats say that science should receive greater emphasis in K-12 schools, just 7% of Republicans agree. ”
people-press.org

178 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:41:21pm

re: #175 klys

And yes, that does say that 14% of the population thinks the primary component of the Earth’s atmosphere is hydrogen.

Hydrogen?

Don’t light a match.

179 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:42:30pm

re: #177 jaunte

“…while 17% of Democrats say that science should receive greater emphasis in K-12 schools, just 7% of Republicans agree. “

Of course. Science puts things like evolution and AGW into the schools.

180 Four More Tears  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:42:51pm
181 jaunte  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:43:36pm

re: #179 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

“Frackin? It’s…ahhh… you don’t need to know that for the test…”

182 Four More Tears  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:45:58pm
183 blueraven  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:46:47pm
184 allegro  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:46:59pm

re: #182 Four More Tears

ew

185 jaunte  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:48:01pm

re: #182 Four More Tears

Amazing.
foodbeast.com

186 blueraven  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:49:54pm

re: #183 blueraven

Some are asking about possible structural damage to Mobile Tunnel.

187 Four More Tears  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:51:01pm

re: #185 jaunte

Amazing.
foodbeast.com

April 1st is over, right? Is it a thing where we stick with it the whole month now?

188 abolitionist  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:51:04pm

re: #176 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

I retook the test and got every one wrong. It yelled at me ‘YOU SO STUPID!’

You’ve achieved something rather improbable.

Reminds me of a chess challenge between some famous university and an insane asylum. The proposition by the asylum team was something like “We will force you to checkmate us. When we accomplish that, we win.” The asylum won.

189 Four More Tears  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:51:36pm
190 Four More Tears  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:52:56pm
191 allegro  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:54:22pm

re: #190 Four More Tears

@billclinton and not @prezbillyjeff?

192 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 9:01:26pm

re: #172 klys

And after sufficient digging, here is the breakdown:

36 for O. That’s what I thought.

193 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 9:02:18pm

Night night

194 stabby  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 9:11:54pm

Maybe people think that the electron atom question is a trick question and that the size of an atom is the shape of it’s electrons’ orbitals.

195 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 9:28:28pm

Whoa! Lightning here!

196 Kragar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 9:30:23pm

re: #194 stabby

Maybe people think that the electron atom question is a trick question and that the size of an atom is the shape of it’s electrons’ orbitals.

You can never trust atoms.

They make up everything.

197 Single-handed sailor  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 9:42:34pm

Things that make you go, “Hmmmm.”

198 simoom  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 9:49:16pm

re: #183 blueraven

abcnews.go.com

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Ofc. Carlos Vega said the initial blast took place in a ship channel near the George C. Wallace Tunnel — which carries traffic from Interstate 10 under the Mobile River.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear, Vega said.

Mobile councilman William Carroll told AL.com that the explosions were caused by a static charge.

I’m assuming that’s just speculation.

199 Kragar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 9:50:04pm

re: #198 simoom

abcnews.go.com

I’m assuming that’s just supposition.

CNN reported a dark skinned male was on the scene.

200 Kragar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 9:59:49pm

Slumping Mark Sanford ‘debates’ picture of Nancy Pelosi

In a move out of the Clint Eastwood political playbook, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) engaged in a public “debate” on Wednesday with a life-size picture of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) while accusing Elizabeth Colbert Busch, his opponent in a May 7 congressional election, of ducking him.

201 prairiefire  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 10:12:05pm

re: #184 allegro

Hey, how have you been?

202 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 10:31:33pm

re: #201 prairiefire

Hi You!

203 Kragar  Wed, Apr 24, 2013 10:51:33pm

Mars ‘penis’ draws snickers from across the Internet

NASA’s rovers spin in place to explore the red planet; sometimes hilarious drawings of penises result.

204 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 1:26:12am

Note to self, Mother Nature is an absolute bitch this time of year. We don’t get spring or fall anymore, we go straight from Winter to Summer and vice versa.

205 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 3:36:00am

Did everybody just decide to call in sick today?

206 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 3:42:11am

re: #205 Targetpractice

I have soooo much work to do I don’t have enough extra ‘o’s to express it.

207 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 3:44:39am

re: #206 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I have soooo much work to do I don’t have enough extra ‘o’s to express it.

Story of my life.

208 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 4:18:33am

re: #79 Lidane

Someone needs to remind all these dipshits that Ayn Rand wasn’t just pro-choice. She was an atheist too.

I heard back from Jane:
FAIL

209 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 4:29:59am

Something tells me that, if Rand were still around, she’d probably be just as dismissive of those who supposedly see themselves as her disciples as everybody else is.

210 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 4:32:00am

re: #209 Targetpractice

Something tells me that, if Rand were still around, she’d probably be just as dismissive of those who supposedly see themselves as her disciples as everybody else is.

Looks like the wingnuts are running with this abortion=slavery meme. They tried to use the abortion=Holocaust meme but that didn’t go over too well.

211 Joanne  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 4:39:10am

re: #209 Targetpractice

I don’t know. She’d probably be the Kim Kardashian of the right, making money off of saying whatever she needed to say. Adoration and exultation (with a side of big bucks) could easily drive thought (or at least the spoken word). Look at Coulter. I’m not sure she’s a true believer. I think she’s in it solely for the money.

212 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 4:41:50am
213 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 4:43:25am

Bryan why do you suppose that is? Maybe all the homophobic hate speech had something to do with it?

214 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 4:51:39am

re: #210 Vicious Babushka

Looks like the wingnuts are running with this abortion=slavery meme. They tried to use the abortion=Holocaust meme but that didn’t go over too well.

Hey, I can see the comparison. Banning slavery officially in this country just pushed it underground, if not off-shore. ‘course we dare not call themselves, just “illegals” (if you’re conservative) or “undocumented workers” (if you’re liberal). And that’s not counting the legions of folks whose wages ensure that they’re dependent on one or more forms of welfare just to keep a roof over their heads.

215 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 4:57:38am

It’s “Bring Your Child to Work” day. What a time waster.

I only ever brought my kids to this event ONCE. My daughters did not even want to enter the building, so I dropped them off at the mall for the day. My son, who was 16, brought his “portfolio” and spent the day with the graphic design team.

216 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 5:16:52am

It’s days like these that I’m sure John Boehner is asking himself “Do I really want to stay Speaker?”

House GOP Freshmen Feel Left Out Of Failed Obamacare Repeal Rituals

Part of the reason House Republicans may not be able to put their futile efforts to repeal Obamacare behind them is that party freshmen won’t let them.

Now, four months in to Obama’s second term, as House GOP leaders promote modest measures and a gentler tone to rebrand the party, freshmen and their conservative allies are kicking it old school, demanding a frontal assault on the Affordable Care Act they know will fail.

At a Wednesday panel organized by the Heritage Foundation, conservative Republicans lamented that it’s been too long since they had the opportunity to vote to wipe out the Affordable Care Act in its entirety — and that the newest members haven’t had the chance yet.

“We need to get a vote on full repeal, and I’ve asked leadership for this. I’m a cosponsor of Michele Bachmann’s bill … that just goes straight at it for full repeal,” said Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), the chairman of the influential and deeply conservative Republican Study Committee. “We need to continue fighting for repeal. We need a clean vote on repeal.”

217 Tigger2  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 5:20:19am

re: #216 Targetpractice

It’s days like these that I’m sure John Boehner is asking himself “Do I really want to stay Speaker?”

House GOP Freshmen Feel Left Out Of Failed Obamacare Repeal Rituals

If Boehner had any guts at all he would just tell those idiots to fuck off.

218 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 5:24:11am

re: #217 Tigger2

If Boehner had any guts at all he would just tell them to fuck off.

He’s tried several times, both overtly and subtly. Their response was to hem and haw aloud about booting his ass as Speaker. He rather quickly dropped any notion of being the guy in charge.

219 thedopefishlives  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 5:39:14am

re: #212 Vicious Babushka

My wingnut dad went off on one of his patented unhinged rants when I dared criticize Congress for the sequester happening. As always, in his mind, whenever anything goes wrong in this country, his automatic first thought is, “How is this Obama’s fault?” Sigh.

Morning Lizardim.

220 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 5:53:10am

re: #216 Targetpractice

They need a clean vote on the repeal so they can burnish their conservative credentials for the next run in 2014. It’s got nothing to do with governance, or knowing that it has zero chance of getting passed the Senate, let alone the President’s veto. It’s wishful thinking masquerading as politics.

And it’s not like the House hasn’t been down this road before. They’ve held dozens of votes to repeal the PPACA, all of which have failed to advance past the House vote - precisely because the Senate and President wont go along.

PPACA is happening, and it’s bringing along with it the individual mandate - the very policy that conservatives thought was critical to a health care insurance makeover since it meant that individuals were responsible for their own decisions - and penalized accordingly when they opted not to join a health care exchange. But because the guy in the White House is who he is, and coopted the individual mandate idea in an attempt to woo GOPers to vote for the program, the GOP and conservatives savagely turned on the individual mandate claiming it was unconstitutional. They almost succeeded too, but for the SCt ruling.

221 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 6:11:14am

re: #220 lawhawk

The ACA has become the GOP’s Kobayashi Maru at this point. The GOP found out the hard way last November that Americans, particularly young voters and minority voters, don’t take well to suggestions that the law constitutes “hand-outs” and that it needs to be repealed. But anything short of votes for total repeal are going to draw the base’s ire and, as we saw yesterday, be doomed to failure if enough votes defect.

222 Sionainn  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 6:12:11am

re: #215 Vicious Babushka

It’s “Bring Your Child to Work” day. What a time waster.

I only ever brought my kids to this event ONCE. My daughters did not even want to enter the building, so I dropped them off at the mall for the day. My son, who was 16, brought his “portfolio” and spent the day with the graphic design team.

My 8-year-old was so excited to go to her dad’s work (he’s a high school science teacher). Oh, and it’s “gender bender” day at school, so her dad is wearing a dress and a wig (and didn’t shave his beard off). LOL.

223 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 6:14:53am

re: #221 Targetpractice

The ACA has become the GOP’s Kobayashi Maru at this point. The GOP found out the hard way last November that Americans, particularly young voters and minority voters, don’t take well to suggestions that the law constitutes “hand-outs” and that it needs to be repealed. But anything short of votes for total repeal are going to draw the base’s ire and, as we saw yesterday, be doomed to failure if enough votes defect.

Well, they can James O’Keefe to dress as a space-pimp and reprogram the scenario. Though he’ll probably screw it up.

224 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 6:23:11am

The death toll from the Bangladesh factory collapse is topping 200, and there’s likely more victims (there were something like 2,000+ working at the factories on any given day). Factory owners who forced workers to return to work - threatening them with lost wages if they didn’t go into the building despite the worrisome cracks that appeared in the structure and the police that warned not to enter until a full check was done - must be brought up on murder charges and held accountable.

The blood is on their hands.

A bank that was located in the same building evacuated its workers out of the building before the collapse. The factory owners/operators took the opposite tact - they coerced workers back in.

Who those factories supplied is still being investigated, though it looks like there’s a couple of international brands who may have sourced clothes from the affected factories located in the building.

Among the garment makers in the building were Phantom Apparels, Phantom Tac, Ether Tex, New Wave Style and New Wave Bottoms. Altogether, they produced several million shirts, pants and other garments a year. The New Wave companies, according to their website, make clothing for major brands including North American retailers The Children’s Place and Dress Barn, Britain’s Primark, Spain’s Mango and Italy’s Benetton. Ether Tex said Wal-Mart, the world’s biggest retailer, was one of its customers.

Many of the retailers distanced themselves from the disaster, saying they were not involved with the factories at the time of the collapse or had not recently ordered garments from them. Only Primark acknowledged it was using a factory in Rana Plaza.

Benetton said in an email to The Associated Press that people involved in the collapse were not Benetton suppliers. Wal-Mart said it was investigating and Mango said it had only discussed production of a test sample of clothing with one of the factories.

225 Bulworth  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 6:26:38am
“We need to get a vote on full repeal, and I’ve asked leadership for this. I’m a cosponsor of Michele Bachmann’s bill … that just goes straight at it for full repeal,” said Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), the chairman of the influential and deeply conservative Republican Study Committee. “We need to continue fighting for repeal. We need a clean vote on repeal.”

And the people who would be adversely affected by a repeal?

I know, silly me, no real Muricans would be adversely affected by a repeal and Freedom. /

226 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 6:28:35am

Hizbullah, which set itself up as a liberation group in Southern Lebanon after Israel’s invasion to boot the PLO from Lebanon in the early 1980s, has long outlived its utility to the Lebanese people (as Michael Totten recently reported), but that doesn’t mean that Hizbullah still doesn’t have animus towards Israel. Israel no longer occupies any Lebanese territory, but Hizbullah continues to pose a threat to Israel and regional stability because its terror masters in Damascus and Tehran deem it so.

Today, Hizbullah attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace with a UAV. The Israeli air force shot it down.

227 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 6:42:28am
228 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:04:02am

Betelgeuse. Betelgeuse. Betelgeuse.

229 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:19:32am
230 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:20:58am

Doing my damnedest to resuscitate the thread, but nothing’s working.

/damnit jim, I’m a doctor, not a blogger.

231 Dr. Matt  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:24:46am

re: #229 lawhawk

@speakerboehner #fullrepeal eh? So, you’re going to yank mandated coverage from those with preexisting conditions and those under age 26? — lawhawk (@lawhawk) April 25, 2013

Is Orangeman howling about repealing “Obamacare” yet again? When the fuck is he going to start doing his job?

232 Stanley Sea  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:27:44am

I’m here. At work. Bleah. Actually have had a rad headache the last 2 days continuous . I never till now get headaches. Whine.

233 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:32:11am

re: #231 Dr. Matt

From where you sit, governance is what he should be doing, but that’s not how he sees it. From where he sits, he is doing his job. He’s trying to keep his GOP caucus in office (and for him to remain Speaker), which means putting this stuff up to votes, even though it has no chance for success.

He knows it. His caucus even knows it.

They just don’t care.

Governance has nothing to do with it. It’s about the next election.

234 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:34:01am

Sad news

235 Stanley Sea  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:37:26am

re: #234 Vicious Babushka

Sad news

His family has gone through hell. I feel so bad for them.

236 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:41:07am

re: #233 lawhawk

From where you sit, governance is what he should be doing, but that’s not how he sees it. From where he sits, he is doing his job. He’s trying to keep his GOP caucus in office (and for him to remain Speaker), which means putting this stuff up to votes, even though it has no chance for success.

He knows it. His caucus even knows it.

They just don’t care.

Governance has nothing to do with it. It’s about the next election.

At the same time, it’s a matter of diminishing returns. Boehner and the GOP leadership are basically gambling now that, when the law goes into force next year, it will be so devastating to the economy and voters both that the American people will leap into their arms and beg them to make it go away.

The additional flaw in that plan is that they’ve got nothing to offer as an alternative. Any time they’re pressed on how what an alternative to the ACA would be, they deflect the question or mumble about “tort reform” and “buying insurance across state lines.” Their ardent opposition to the ACA, from bottom to top, leaves them few options.

237 Dr. Matt  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:41:37am

re: #234 Vicious Babushka

CONFIRMED: Brown University student falsely identified as Boston bombing suspect found dead in Providence River
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 25, 2013

Fucking tragic.

And what’s even more sad……now, the Alex Jones’ of the world are going to use this as more fuel to his/their sick conspiracy theories.

Dim Jim and the rest of teahadists need to carefully look at this tragic event to see what happens when you falsely accuse someone. Assholes

238 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:43:16am

re: #237 Dr. Matt

Fucking tragic.

And what’s even more sad……now, the Alex Jones’ of the world are going to use this as more fuel to his sick conspiracy theories.

Dim Jim and the rest of teahadists need to carefully look at this tragic event to see what happens when you falsely accuse someone. Assholes

Glenn, Dim Jim & the rest of the teabaggers see what happens: MOAR PAGE HITS & RETWEETS. There is no downside for them. They get attention!

239 wrenchwench  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:49:39am

re: #232 Stanley Sea

I’m here. At work. Bleah. Actually have had a rad headache the last 2 days continuous . I never till now get headaches. Whine.

Brussels Sprouts overdose?

240 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:58:35am

re: #121 klys

I offer this science quiz without comment.

I got them all. Not bad for a high school grad.

But it’s kinda scary that so few people can get them all. None of these questions is especially hard.

241 Stanley Sea  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:58:54am

re: #239 wrenchwench

Brussels Sprouts overdose?

Heh. Had them last night of course!!!

242 makeitstop  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:06:15am

re: #234 Vicious Babushka

Sad news

I’m beyond anger here. Fuck you, American Media. Goddamn parasites.

243 Mattand  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:10:05am

Oh, for God’s sake: you know how everyone is lauding Chris Christie as the Second Coming of Moderation in US Politics?

Well, nothing says “moderation” like pushing legislation that the Supreme Court has already shot down.

Because using a skyhook in Bioshock Infinite is as dangerous as a straw gun purchase at a gun show.

W. T. F.

Lawhawk, I’m guessing you already saw this?

244 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:15:48am

re: #243 Mattand

Oh, for God’s sake: you know how everyone is lauding Chris Christie as the Second Coming of Moderation in US Politics?

Well, nothing says “moderation” like pushing legislation that the Supreme Court has already shot down.

Because using a skyhook in Bioshock Infinite is as dangerous as a straw gun purchase at a gun show.

W. T. F.

Lawhawk, I’m guessing you already saw this?

I absolutely live for the day when “Video game violence leads to actual violence” leads not to sage nods from other adults, but an uncomfortable silence followed by a slap upside the head.

245 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:17:10am

re: #244 Targetpractice

I absolutely live for the day when “Video game violence leads to actual violence” leads not to sage nods from other adults, but an uncomfortable silence followed by a slap upside the head.

You know what nation plays more violent video games than anyone else?

JAPAN!!

That’s right, violent video games caused Pearl Harbor, Nanking and the Bataan Death March!!
//

246 efuseakay  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:19:32am

Here they go again, grandstanding and shrieking even before the trial.

Republican senators demand hearings on Boston Marathon

Fuck them.

247 Mattand  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:19:44am

re: #245 Vicious Babushka

You know what nation plays more violent video games than anyone else?

JAPAN!!

That’s right, violent video games caused Pearl Harbor, Nanking and the Bataan Death March!!
//

Not to mention their game shows!

248 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:22:50am

re: #246 efuseakay

Here they go again, grandstanding and shrieking even before the trial.

Republican senators demand hearings on Boston Marathon

Fuck them.

Benghazi 2: Electric Boogaloo.

249 Bulworth  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:24:00am

re: #246 efuseakay

Maybe they could hold a hearing on that Texas explosion last week that killed a bunch of people.

250 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:28:50am

re: #243 Mattand

Actually, I hadn’t seen that.

The Star Ledger reported:

Christie also said he would make the sellers of violent video games post industry-issued ratings and require parental consent for games rated “mature” or “adult only.” And he issued a litany of stronger penalties for those found guilty of selling firearms to convicted criminals, hiring “straw purchasers,” and possessing guns and ammunition with plans to illegally transfer or traffic them.

There are two bills under consideration.

One would be an outright ban on sales to minors. That’s clearly unconstitutional as per the SCt decision on the CA statute.

The second would require parental permission.

It’s as though the legislators know that the chances for these bills to survive constitutional scrutiny is low, which is why they’ve got two flavors.

Kean, the prime sponsor on both (and a GOPer), notes that the video games today aren’t like the cartoons we had growing up. Right, like no one ever got shot in Bugs Bunny, or blown up, or eviscerated only to return moments later (because they’re cartoons!). He admits that the science on any kind of link hasn’t been made, but wants to put this out there.

Sadly, either of these moves is more regulation than what goes into sales at gun shows. It’s just that Christie and the state GOP want to show that they’re doing something to address gun violence. They’re just focusing on everything but the guns themselves.

251 Lidane  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:34:16am
252 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:34:32am
253 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:35:30am

re: #251 Lidane

They created him, now they have to pick Rush’s poop with their own hands.

254 Lidane  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:36:22am

GOP rebranding, part infinity:

255 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:38:23am

re: #252 lawhawk

If true, then the red line has been crossed.

256 Dr. Matt  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:38:49am

Regarding Sunil Tripathi: All reports say he has been missing since March 16. But he was seen at the marathon on April 15th. What gives…..??????

257 blueraven  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:38:54am

Top GOP Consultant Luntz Calls Limbaugh “Problematic”

“And [Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin] get great ratings, and they drive the message, and it’s really problematic. And this is not on the Democratic side. It’s only on the Republican side…[inaudible]. [Democrats have] got every other source of news on their side. And so that is a lot of what’s driving it. If you take — Marco Rubio’s getting his ass kicked. Who’s my Rubio fan here? We talked about it. He’s getting destroyed! By Mark Levin, by Rush Limbaugh, and a few others. He’s trying to find a legitimate, long-term effective solution to immigration that isn’t the traditional Republican approach, and talk radio is killing him. That’s what’s causing this thing underneath. And too many politicians in Washington are playing coy.”

258 Lidane  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:39:03am

re: #252 lawhawk

259 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:39:08am

re: #254 Lidane

GOP rebranding, part infinity:

Most immigrants to the U.S. come from that third-world toilet, Canada. And from those other third-world toilets, Australia and the U.K.

260 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:39:33am

re: #256 Dr. Matt

Regarding Sunil Tripathi: All reports say he has been missing since March 16. But he was seen at the marathon on April 15th. What gives…..??????

Who says he was seen at the marathon? The same people that identified him as a bomber?

261 Lidane  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:40:16am

re: #259 Vicious Babushka

Most immigrants to the U.S. come from that third-world toilet, Canada. And from those other third-world toilets, Australia and the U.K.

Shh. Don’t tell Erik Rush that. He needs immigrants to be brown people that don’t speak English.

262 Bulworth  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:41:16am

re: #254 Lidane

GOP rebranding, part infinity:

There goes the next “immigration and Hispanic outreach” director for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016….

263 A Mom Anon  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:43:29am

re: #260 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

I think there’s some confusion here because the stupid media hasn’t clarified if this young man’s body had been in the water for awhile or if it was a recent thing. I’ve read 3 articles so far and there’s no mention of this detail.

264 makeitstop  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:44:57am

re: #256 Dr. Matt

Regarding Sunil Tripathi: All reports say he has been missing since March 16. But he was seen at the marathon on April 15th. What gives…..??????

I think his name came up on Reddit as a ‘suspect’ because he was missing.

I initially had him confused with the track team kid who showed up in the ‘bag men’ pic on the front page of the NY Post. Different kid.

Still tragic, though.

265 Lidane  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:45:36am

Hah. Clever:

266 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:47:47am

re: #265 Lidane

Hah. Clever:

George W. Bush? Who was he? The GOP assured me he was a nobody.

//

267 Dr. Matt  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:48:07am

re: #264 makeitstop

I think his name came up on Reddit as a ‘suspect’ because he was missing.
I initially had him confused with the track team kid who showed up in the ‘bag men’ pic on the front page of the NY Post. Different kid.
Still tragic, though.

ooooohhhh!!!!! I thought Sunil Tripathi WAS the track team kid.

This is freaking confusing….

Thanks

268 blueraven  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:48:32am

re: #263 A Mom Anon

I think there’s some confusion here because the stupid media hasn’t clarified if this young man’s body had been in the water for awhile or if it was a recent thing. I’ve read 3 articles so far and there’s no mention of this detail.

I read one article that said he was identified by dental records. I suspect he had been in the river for a while, but you’re right, no detail on this.

269 gwangung  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:49:02am

re: #261 Lidane

Shh. Don’t tell Erik Rush that. He needs immigrants to be brown people that don’t speak English.

Like Korean Americans, Chinese Americans, Indian Americans?

Of course, maybe he doesn’t want the competition; they’ll take his kids’ jobs without breaking a sweat.

270 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:50:54am

re: #261 Lidane

Shh. Don’t tell Erik Rush that. He needs immigrants to be brown people that don’t speak English.

THEY ARE ONLY COMING HEAR FROM CANADA, AUSTRALIA & UK BECAUSE BROWN MUSLIMZ HAVE DESTROYED THERE WHITE COUNTRIES!!11!!

271 Lidane  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:54:29am

Some good news today:

272 A Mom Anon  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 8:55:48am

re: #271 Lidane

Good, the last thing any of these people need is the prospect of losing a home or a life’s worth of savings over this.

273 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:00:36am

re: #271 Lidane

Some good news today:

Is it cynical of me that my first thought when reading this story is how this is more of a PR stunt than a benevolent act?

274 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:04:02am

What kind of a pie should I bake tomorrow? Apple or blueberry?

275 Lidane  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:05:50am

re: #274 Vicious Babushka

What kind of a pie should I bake tomorrow? Apple or blueberry?

Why not make an apple blueberry pie?

276 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:06:17am

re: #275 Lidane

Why not make an apple blueberry pie?

I am a purist.

277 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:07:06am

re: #274 Vicious Babushka

What kind of a pie should I bake tomorrow? Apple or blueberry?

Go apple. Good season for the classics.

278 Lidane  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:07:16am

re: #276 Vicious Babushka

I am a purist.

Heh. Fair enough.

If those are the choices, I’d say apple. I like blueberry pie, but it gets really messy.

279 Bear  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:07:51am

re: #274 Vicious Babushka

I like both but blueberry would be nice now.

280 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:10:04am

Good afternoon Lizards!

Sitting here at home listening the the loud rattling from the construction site (jackhammering for the most part.)

Got myself a case of food poisoning Tuesday night that manifested itself as vomiting and associated dehydration. At this point small amounts of food are staying down - but it’s mainly OJ, weak tea, and a few crackers at this point. Yesterday’s massive headache has eased as well, so life is a bit more tolerable.

281 efuseakay  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:10:18am

re: #249 Bulworth

Maybe they could hold a hearing on that Texas explosion last week that killed a bunch of people.

Why would they bother? Nobody with strange looking names was involved.

282 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:10:28am

I made a blueberry pie two weeks ago. The filling was great but I was lazy and used a frozen crust so it was a horrible fail.

The cherry pie I baked last week was great, even if I disregarded the Pie Cookbook Lady’s advice and used Crisco instead of butter.

So I’m thinking I want a do-over of the blueberry.

283 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:10:59am

re: #280 Feline Fearless Leader

Good afternoon Lizards!

Sitting here at home listening the the loud rattling from the construction site (jackhammering for the most part.)

Got myself a case of food poisoning Tuesday night that manifested itself as vomiting and associated dehydration. At this point small amounts of food are staying down - but it’s mainly OJ, weak tea, and a few crackers at this point. Yesterday’s massive headache has eased as well, so life is a bit more tolerable.

What did you eat?

284 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:11:15am

re: #281 efuseakay

Wait, you mean Ammonium Nitrate or Anhydrous Ammonia doesn’t sound foreign to you? /

285 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:11:56am

re: #243 Mattand

Oh, for God’s sake: you know how everyone is lauding Chris Christie as the Second Coming of Moderation in US Politics?

Well, nothing says “moderation” like pushing legislation that the Supreme Court has already shot down.

Because using a skyhook in Bioshock Infinite is as dangerous as a straw gun purchase at a gun show.

W. T. F.

Lawhawk, I’m guessing you already saw this?

I presume this is acting on the fifty recommendations that came of the SAFE committee report. I printed that out and planned on doing a page on it at some point just as an informational thing. That it would start over in the innocent side of the recommendations and touch on the video game thing did not surprise me. That’s not the third rail that some of the other recommendations touch upon.

286 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:14:46am

Well, apparently the video has come out about the collapse of the Umayyad Mosque’s Minaret.

It was blown up from the bottom and collapsed, filmed with multiple cameras. I am betting that it was done by Jahbat al-Nusra.

287 efuseakay  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:15:54am

re: #279 Bear

I like both but blueberry would be nice now.

Peanut butter pie with graham cracker crust. You don’t even have to bake it. Hope you have an OTC angioplasty kit though! >=]

288 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:21:19am

re: #283 Vicious Babushka

What did you eat?

There are a couple of suspects. Could have been the Indian food I ate at lunch, or (more likely given onset time) the batch of chile I made that evening. Hard to tell with these things sometimes. The latter was mainly canned ingredients (tomatoes, beans, chile peppers), but I guess it’s possible the ground beef was bad - though it looked and smelled fine before I browned it.

Went to bed Tuesday night feeling OK. Woken up at 3:30am by a very nasty leg cramp (implying dehydration) and feeling queasy. Was vomiting about an hour later and had a nasty headache.

My take is that my digestive system shut itself down and then eventually purged. Thus the dehydration (headache, cramps, etc.) and a low fever.

Yesterday was spent sleeping intermittently while getting liquids to stay down - mainly water. Better since last night, but still a bit queasy and feeling tired.

289 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:22:40am

re: #288 Feline Fearless Leader

There are a couple of suspects. Could have been the Indian food I ate at lunch, or (more likely given onset time) the batch of chile I made that evening. Hard to tell with these things sometimes. The latter was mainly canned ingredients (tomatoes, beans, chile peppers), but I guess it’s possible the ground beef was bad - though it looked and smelled fine before I browned it.

Went to bed Tuesday night feeling OK. Woken up at 3:30am by a very nasty leg cramp (implying dehydration) and feeling queasy. Was vomiting about an hour later and had a nasty headache.

My take is that my digestive system shut itself down and then eventually purged. Thus the dehydration (headache, cramps, etc.) and a low fever.

Yesterday was spent sleeping intermittently while getting liquids to stay down - mainly water. Better since last night, but still a bit queasy and feeling tired.

Hope you feel better soon & your overlords give you lots of love.

290 Bear  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:23:01am

re: #287 efuseakay

No problem. I do not like either p-butter pie or graham crackers. Sorry.

291 darthstar  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:24:37am

Been listening to the Bush library speeches. No, they didn’t mention Iraq, but they did mention Dick Cheney. Little steps.

That said, he did have a few positive accomplishments, and it was right to recognize them. This wasn’t meant to be a roast (though both Carter and Clinton got a few humorous comments in during their praise). The only thing that really bothered me was the rewriting of Katrina as one of his accomplishments. That was a dismal and nationally embarrassing failure, plain and simple.

292 Bear  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:28:04am

re: #282 Vicious Babushka

Years ago I ordered blueberry pie from a place on the Alaska Highway in Canada. The blueberrys were huge. Turned out they were bing cherries!

293 darthstar  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:28:25am
294 Lidane  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:35:10am
295 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:35:59am

re: #289 Vicious Babushka

Hope you feel better soon & your overlords give you lots of love.

They’re hanging around and being somewhat sociable. Even more so when I miss their normal feeding time.

296 Amory Blaine  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:39:27am

No compromise. Make both pies please.

297 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:42:44am

Best pie joint I’ve ever come across - the Purple Pie Place - in the middle of the Black Hills SD in Custer. Got in on the last day of the season (closed winters) and the pie was outstanding.

My preference is for chocolate creme, but failing that, a good apple pie will do. /since orders are being taken…

298 Sionainn  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:43:45am

re: #274 Vicious Babushka

What kind of a pie should I bake tomorrow? Apple or blueberry?

Cherry.

299 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:46:58am

Mmmm… gruel.

300 Political Atheist  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:47:21am

Did someone say Cherry pie?

You need a warrant for that.

301 blueraven  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:47:56am

re: #298 Sionainn

Cherry.

We had Cherry last week!

302 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:48:06am

re: #298 Sionainn

Cherry.

Made that last week.

303 Sionainn  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:48:37am

re: #300 Political Atheist

Did someone say Cherry pie?

You need a warrant for that.

*groan*

304 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:49:48am

In hindsight, Bush’s record will be decidedly mixed. The two biggest blots will be the Iraq war (which I supported WMD notwithstanding - the human rights abuses were sufficient IMO) and the Katrina response.

All the good from the international AIDS program, the NCLB, to TARP and Medicaid prescription drug programs wont overcome that.

The living presidents club is one of the most exclusive on the planet and speaks to how we do national politics here - that it’s easy enough to cross the aisle as a former president to share a stage and even work together on human rights and disaster recovery as several presidents have done - Clinton and GHWB for instance. Only they know just how tough the job is, and how every decision can lead to crisis, disaster, or triumph. No decision will go unremarked upon by the media - no matter how trivial or significant. It’s the nature of the job.

Bush got his library dedicated today. It will be interesting to see what documents are made public as time goes on, particularly those relating to the WoT as they get declassified years from now.

And every president from Bush forward will hope to god(s) that they will never have to deal with another 9/11-scoped event on their watch.

305 Sionainn  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:49:57am

re: #301 blueraven

re: #302 Vicious Babushka

One can never have too much cherry pie. Actually, just skip the whole crust thing and give me the filling.

306 Kragar  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:50:43am

Erik Rush: ‘We Have Far More Human Garbage in This Country Than We Ever Ought to Have Tolerated’

WorldNetDaily columnist Erik Rush, who has called for the mass incarceration of liberals and the murder of all Muslims, writes today that, thanks to liberals, “émigrés from Third World toilets” have come to America and now “we have far more human garbage in this country than we ever ought to have tolerated.” According to Rush, the left has planned “to destabilize America” by promoting “radical Marxism” and “radical Islam” until we are all pushed “into dhimmitude.”

307 Lidane  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:51:13am

This should get the derpasauruses into a stampede of fail:

308 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:51:59am

After the Iraq WMD debacle, you can be damned sure that the WH is going to double, triple, and quadruple check every bit of intel claiming WMD usage occurred in Syria before committing to a course of action that could lead to US forces somehow getting directly involved.

Making sure that the orders to use WMD in Syria were made from the top levels of the Assad regime are chief among them.

They want an airtight case, and the delay in action is warranted, despite the human rights abuses ongoing there that ought to be reason enough to act beyond sanctions (democide against the regime’s political opponents’ socio-political groups).

309 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:56:15am

DERP

310 A Mom Anon  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:58:18am

re: #309 Vicious Babushka

Yes Donald, yes you are…

311 darthstar  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:58:33am

re: #309 Vicious Babushka

DERP

312 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:58:58am

re: #309 Vicious Babushka

I suspect more than a few of his “followers” are people who want to see what inanities he’s going to say next. In other words, he’s nowhere near as funny as Howard Stern but he’s gotten on the national stage by sheer chutzpah to claim a politicalpersonal agenda.

313 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 9:59:15am

re: #311 darthstar

Except for all his sockpuppets.

314 GeneJockey  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:00:17am

re: #288 Feline Fearless Leader

Years ago, after a bout of food poisoning my wife called the Health Deaprtment to report the burrito place we’d eaten at that evening. The guy said they’d look into it, but noted that real food poisoning is generally caused by something you ate 24-72 hours before, rather than something you ate that day. Of course, that’s what you remember, at least in part from it making a return appearance.

Stomach flu, of course, manifests similarly, but it’s contagious. If your nearest and dearest get hit within a week, it probably wasn’t food poisoning.

Also, I assume you COOKED the ingredients in the chili, so even if the meat was iffy, that should have taken care of it.

315 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:07:56am

re: #297 lawhawk

Best pie joint I’ve ever come across - the Purple Pie Place - in the middle of the Black Hills SD in Custer. Got in on the last day of the season (closed winters) and the pie was outstanding.

My preference is for chocolate creme, but failing that, a good apple pie will do. /since orders are being taken…

I can honestly say my mom makes the best pies I’ve ever tasted, of blueberry, apple, and pumpkin variety.

316 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:10:58am

re: #315 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

The Mrs. does a ton of baking, but not pies. We’re not that big into them, even though she loves fruit - she doesn’t like the consistency of most fruit pies when cooked, and I’m a chocoholic and fruit gets in the way. My mom was never much of a baker.

And despite growing up in Brooklyn, I never cared for cheesecakes either, let alone Junior’s. /sacrilegious, I know.

317 darthstar  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:14:05am
318 Kragar  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:14:16am

There is only one true pie, and Key Lime is its flavor.

319 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:15:15am

re: #318 Kragar

One pie to rule them all, and it is chocolate creme. /

320 Bear  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:19:24am

re: #319 lawhawk

Big on chocolate creme.

321 klys  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:21:02am

re: #314 GeneJockey

Salmonella doesn’t necessarily wait!

(That was a fun trip to Mexico.)

322 wrenchwench  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:24:35am

re: #314 GeneJockey

Years ago, after a bout of food poisoning my wife called the Health Deaprtment to report the burrito place we’d eaten at that evening. The guy said they’d look into it, but noted that real food poisoning is generally caused by something you ate 24-72 hours before, rather than something you ate that day. Of course, that’s what you remember, at least in part from it making a return appearance.

Stomach flu, of course, manifests similarly, but it’s contagious. If your nearest and dearest get hit within a week, it probably wasn’t food poisoning.

Also, I assume you COOKED the ingredients in the chili, so even if the meat was iffy, that should have taken care of it.

If something’s gone bad, cooking won’t take care of it. What makes you sick is often the toxins made by the contaminating bacteria, and you can kill the bacteria, but the toxins are still there.

/former food handler’s card holder in three states

323 GeneJockey  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:25:54am

Pies, now - the best pie I ever have eaten was a gooseberry pie, made with the red kind of gooseberries from my Mom’s garden. Gooseberries, sugar, and tapioca starch for the filling. The flavor was so rich and intense! Made every other pie I’ve ever had pale by comparison.

324 Eventual Carrion  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:28:31am

re: #298 Sionainn

Cherry.

Strawberry

325 Lidane  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:35:40am
326 Kragar  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:37:18am

re: #325 Lidane

No. Next stupid question?

327 GeneJockey  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:50:51am

re: #322 wrenchwench

If something’s gone bad, cooking won’t take care of it. What makes you sick is often the toxins made by the contaminating bacteria, and you can kill the bacteria, but the toxins are still there.

/former food handler’s card holder in three states

Point taken, though of course it depends on the pathogen. A good, prudent assumption to follow in food handling.

/Scientist working in Infectious Disease for 25 years.

328 Sionainn  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:56:24am

re: #324 Eventual Carrion

Strawberry

Pumpkin….mmmmm.

329 wrenchwench  Thu, Apr 25, 2013 11:14:08am

re: #327 GeneJockey

Point taken, though of course it depends on the pathogen. A good, prudent assumption to follow in food handling.

/Scientist working in Infectious Disease for 25 years.

My food handler’s card has been trumped!


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