Howard Kurtz Dropped by the Daily Beast

After Kurtz’s weird attack on Jason Collins
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In media news, The Daily Beast’s Tina Brown announced today in a terse statement that they are dropping Howard Kurtz.

This move came after Kurtz posted an embarrassingly slipshod and defamatory piece on NBA player Jason Collins:

“The Daily Beast and Howard Kurtz have parted company,” Tina Brown, the site’s editor in chief, said in a statement sent to POLITICO.

The decision comes after Kurtz published a blog post that falsely claimed Collins, who famously announced that he was gay this week in an article for Sports Illustrated, had neglected to mention his previous engagement to a woman. In fact, Collins mentioned that engagement in the article and in a subsequent interview with ABC News. The Daily Beast retracted that post on Thursday morning.

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1 lawhawk  Thu, May 2, 2013 12:43:08pm
2 AntonSirius  Thu, May 2, 2013 12:47:33pm

Now Howie will be free to spend more time at CNN, which these days seems about the perfect outlet for his brand of journal… well, whatever it is.

3 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 12:48:26pm

CENSORSHIP1!!!1!!
/

4 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 12:52:08pm

His last tweet:

5 dragonath  Thu, May 2, 2013 12:52:56pm

From his google bio:

He is host of CNN’s Reliable Sources program…

lol

6 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 12:55:51pm

re: #4 NJDhockeyfan

His last tweet:

If only it really would be his last tweet…

7 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 12:56:02pm

Nugent: Schools Brainwashing Kids to Hate Guns

The ever-articulate Ted Nugent writes at WorldNetDaily today that liberals and their allies in government, teachers’ unions and the media are carrying out a “brainwashing jihad.” He says they are using schools to “vilify guns,” which will help them achieve their “ultimate goal of disarming America.” Just as Saul Alinsky wanted…

8 Bulworth  Thu, May 2, 2013 12:57:27pm

re: #7 Kragar

Brainwashing Jihad!!

9 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:00:12pm

re: #7 Kragar

Just as Saul Alinsky wanted…

Saul Alinsky! Drink!!!

Really, the go-to boogieman is always either Alinsky or Soros.
or Hitler…

10 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:00:57pm
11 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:03:07pm

What did he say in his Daily Beast column?

12 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:07:39pm

re: #11 ProBosniaLiberal

What did he say in his Daily Beast column?

twitpic.com

13 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:09:06pm

re: #12 NJDhockeyfan

Breaking: Gay Person pretending to be something he is not. News at 11.

14 wrenchwench  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:10:54pm

re: #11 ProBosniaLiberal

What did he say in his Daily Beast column?

From the top:

The decision comes after Kurtz published a blog post that falsely claimed Collins, who famously announced that he was gay this week in an article for Sports Illustrated, had neglected to mention his previous engagement to a woman. In fact, Collins mentioned that engagement in the article and in a subsequent interview with ABC News. The Daily Beast retracted that post on Thursday morning.

Before being ‘retracted’, it was changed to something like, ‘Well, he didn’t mention it enough’.

15 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:12:33pm

Kurtz Dropped

mistah kurtz, he dropped

16 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:12:57pm

re: #14 wrenchwench

And generally just a poor reporter. He’ll fit in just fine at CNN.

17 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:13:37pm
18 BongCrodny  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:13:51pm

re: #4 NJDhockeyfan

His last tweet:

The fact that Howard Kurtz considers “journalists” to be different from “ordinary people” is pretty telling.

19 wrenchwench  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:14:24pm

Nothing to do with my recent hack job on that last article, oh no.

20 Big Steve  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:18:21pm

In my observation when an organization fires someone ostensibly over a single “bad behavior” event, it usually means there were other issues building and they were looking for a reason.

21 lawhawk  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:19:00pm

I was going to the worst place in the world and I didn’t even know it yet. Weeks away and hundreds of miles up a river that snaked through the war like a main circuit cable plugged straight into Kurtz. It was no accident that I got to be the caretaker of Kurtz’s memory any more than being back in DC was an accident. There is no way to tell his story without telling my own. And if his story really is a confession, then so is mine. /Willard

22 lawhawk  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:19:54pm

re: #19 wrenchwench

Details…. that get in the way of the narrative.

23 majii  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:20:44pm

re: #7 Kragar

I’m a retired high school teacher, and I can say without reservation that this is a big lie. Most teachers are so busy trying to cover state standards that they don’t have time to discuss guns. I taught civics and U.S. history, and all that was ever discussed in these classes that was related to guns was the 2nd Amendment. I never asked students how they “felt” about guns or gun violence because I was mainly focused on having them remember the content of the 2nd Amendment. That was a tough enough job by itself, without introducing a debate about guns into the issue.

24 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:20:44pm

re: #19 wrenchwench

Nothing to do with my recent hack job on that last article, oh no.

Maybe their different directions is one prefers accuracy and the other prefers the desired narrative.

25 Bulworth  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:20:58pm

re: #21 lawhawk

DC. I’m still in DC. Shit.

26 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:21:54pm

re: #25 Bulworth

DC. I’m still in DC. Shit.

But taking a gunboat up the Potomac right now would probably get you into a even bigger load of trouble.

27 Sionainn  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:22:11pm

re: #23 majii

I’m a retired high school teacher, and I can say without reservation that this is a big lie. Most teachers are so busy trying to cover state standards that they don’t have time to discuss guns. I taught civics and U.S. history, and all that was ever discussed in these classes that was related to guns was the 2nd Amendment. I never asked students how they “felt” about guns or gun violence because I was mainly focused on having them remember the content of the 2nd Amendment. That was a tough enough job by itself, without introducing a debate about guns into the issue.

I never mentioned guns when I taught and I don’t believe my high science teacher husband has either.

28 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:23:11pm

re: #21 lawhawk

I was going to the worst place in the world and I didn’t even know it yet. Weeks away and hundreds of miles up a river that snaked through the war like a main circuit cable plugged straight into Kurtz. It was no accident that I got to be the caretaker of Kurtz’s memory any more than being back in DC was an accident. There is no way to tell his story without telling my own. And if his story really is a confession, then so is mine. /Willard

I requested a hashtag, and for my sins, they gave me one.

29 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:23:22pm

re: #20 Big Steve

From that video, the issue seems to have been the Kurtz is a complete jackmuffin.

30 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:24:30pm

re: #23 majii

I’m a retired high school teacher, and I can say without reservation that this is a big lie. Most teachers are so busy trying to cover state standards that they don’t have time to discuss guns. I taught civics and U.S. history, and all that was ever discussed in these classes that was related to guns was the 2nd Amendment. I never asked students how they “felt” about guns or gun violence because I was mainly focused on having them remember the content of the 2nd Amendment. That was a tough enough job by itself, without introducing a debate about guns into the issue.

Both my parents worked in the education system for decades. Teachers are too busy trying to actually teach to worry about bullshit brainwashing agendas.

31 majii  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:25:52pm

I am glad to see him leave the Daily Beast. Another good move would be if CNN let him go, too. He has problems with telling the truth and with displaying courage when he needs to, and it makes reading his articles and listening to him difficult.

32 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:28:29pm

re: #30 Kragar

Both my parents worked in the education system for decades. Teachers are too busy trying to actually teach to worry about bullshit brainwashing agendas.

just shows how sneaky and insidious they are.
//

33 Lidane  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:28:44pm

“This was in the works for some time”

Translation: They’ve been wanting to fire me for ages. I finally gave them a reason.

34 Lidane  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:29:35pm
35 Bulworth  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:30:46pm

After my first tour it was worse. When I was here I wanted to be there. When I was there, all I could think about was getting back inside the Beltway.

36 steve_davis  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:30:52pm

re: #15 engineer cat

Kurtz Dropped

mistah kurtz, he dropped

oh my god! I love this site. Not only do I get to envision the boat ride down the Congo, I also get to envision a truly stoned Martin Sheen in a PT boat going upriver to find Brando.

37 wrenchwench  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:34:51pm
38 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:35:24pm

I see in the news that Maryland has repealed the death penalty.

I did my undergrad there and had the disconcerting experience of someone I knew (in passing) being arrested, tried, and eventually pleading guilty to murder. It was a case where they debated going for the death penalty, and I think the plea was in part to avoid that.

Just some random thoughts on it - I don’t have stuff pulled together enough to page it.

39 Bulworth  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:37:32pm

When they handed me Kurtz’s dossier, I thought they handed me the wrong dossier. Washington Post. CNN. Daily Beast. Etc, etc. His career was perfect, maybe too perfect. He was being groomed for one of the top spots in the corporation.

40 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:38:27pm
41 Bulworth  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:40:05pm

I’m here a week. Waiting for a mission. Getting weaker. Every day Kurtz sits in the green room, he gets stronger.

42 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:41:10pm

re: #41 Bulworth

I’m here a week. Waiting for a mission. Getting weaker. Every day Kurtz sits in the green room, he gets stronger.

I find the parallels between Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now and modern US journalism slightly disconcerting. Yet quite amusing.

43 GunstarGreen  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:41:30pm

re: #23 majii

I’m a retired high school teacher, and I can say without reservation that this is a big lie. Most teachers are so busy trying to cover state standards that they don’t have time to discuss guns. I taught civics and U.S. history, and all that was ever discussed in these classes that was related to guns was the 2nd Amendment. I never asked students how they “felt” about guns or gun violence because I was mainly focused on having them remember the content of the 2nd Amendment. That was a tough enough job by itself, without introducing a debate about guns into the issue.

You mean Ted Nugent is a lying sack of shit?

Well color me surprised.

44 Bulworth  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:41:50pm

Kurtz joined the Daily Beast. After that, his ideas, his methods, became…unsound.

45 lawhawk  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:42:17pm

This isn’t good. For those who aren’t familiar with NYC, Pier 92 is one of the piers from which the cruise lines operate from in Manhattan.

46 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:43:09pm

re: #45 lawhawk

How does a fire occur under the pier?

47 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:43:13pm

Charging a man with slander on twitter was like handing out speeding tickets in the Indy 500.

48 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:46:35pm

re: #46 ProBosniaLiberal

How does a fire occur under the pier?

Fuel lines and electrical conduits I would hazard.

49 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:49:30pm

re: #46 ProBosniaLiberal

How does a fire occur under the pier?

Lots of ways. Accumulation of debris maybe. Possibly contaminated with fuel oil or something else flammable.

50 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:53:44pm

re: #49 Feline Fearless Leader

Lots of ways. Accumulation of debris maybe. Possibly contaminated with fuel oil or something else flammable.

Trolls believing it was a bridge and lighting a cooking fire.

51 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:55:02pm
52 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:56:53pm

re: #51 NJDhockeyfan

cause of death not determined

I think we can hazard an uninformed guess about that…

53 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:57:36pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think we can hazard an uninformed guess about that…

Some form of lead poisoning is my guess.

54 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 1:58:48pm

re: #50 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Trolls believing it was a bridge and lighting a cooking fire.

Police Cordon Off Ten Block Area Around Pier Due To Toxic Cheetoes Fumes

bridge troll collectors herd trolls back to trollbooth

55 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:01:32pm

Fox News guest: Scientific ‘enlightenment and reason’ led to the Holocaust

Fox News host Steve Doocy asked Penny Nance, CEO of the Christian activist group Concerned Women for America, if she could make any sense out of why Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx would proclaim May 2 as both a “Day of Prayer” and a “Day of Reason.”

“He comes from North Carolina, which has the 7th highest church attendance, clearly he’s not running for re-election since he’s up for transportation secretary,” she opined. “You know, G. K. Chesterton said that the Doctrine of Original Sin is the only one which we have 3,000 years of empirical evidence to back up. Clearly, we need faith as a component and it’s just silly for us to say otherwise.”

“You know, the Age of Enlightenment and Reason gave way to moral relativism. And moral relativism is what led us all the way down the dark path to the Holocaust… Dark periods of history is what we arrive at when we leave God out of the equation.”

Because the Crusades, The Inquisition, the Salem Witch Trials, etc etc, never happened.

56 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:02:21pm

Looks like the Fermi Gamma-Ray space telescope had a close call last year.

NASA has released rare details of a near miss between a delicate space telescope and a disused Cold War spy satellite.

Julie McEnery, project scientist for NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, was alerted to the threat when she received an automatic warning generated by the space agency’s Robotic Conjunction Assessment Risk Analysis (CARA) on 29 March, 2012.

It predicted that Fermi was just a week away from a perilously close encounter with Cosmos 1805, a one-and-a-half tonne Russian spy satellite launched in 1986 which was whizzing around the world at 15,000 mph (24,140km/h). A direct hit would have resulted in an explosion with the force of almost three tonnes of explosive, more than enough to obliterate both spacecraft.

57 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:02:34pm

re: #54 engineer cat

Police Cordon Off Ten Block Area Around Pier Due To Toxic Cheetoes Fumes

bridge troll collectors herd trolls back to trollbooth

Breitbart.com screams false flag black ops gay agenda.

58 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:05:40pm

re: #57 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Breitbart.com screams false flag black ops gay agenda.

Did you say false flag?

59 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:06:44pm

re: #56 Bubblehead II

Looks like the Fermi Gamma-Ray space telescope had a close call last year.

NASA has released rare details of a near miss between a delicate space telescope and a disused Cold War spy satellite.

Julie McEnery, project scientist for NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, was alerted to the threat when she received an automatic warning generated by the space agency’s Robotic Conjunction Assessment Risk Analysis (CARA) on 29 March, 2012.

It predicted that Fermi was just a week away from a perilously close encounter with Cosmos 1805, a one-and-a-half tonne Russian spy satellite launched in 1986 which was whizzing around the world at 15,000 mph (24,140km/h). A direct hit would have resulted in an explosion with the force of almost three tonnes of explosive, more than enough to obliterate both spacecraft.

NASA boffins?

60 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:09:44pm

re: #59 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

NASA boffins?

English slang for scientists/technicians I believe. Anybody here from the other side of the pond to clarify?

61 kirkspencer  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:09:56pm

re: #55 Kragar

Fox News guest: Scientific ‘enlightenment and reason’ led to the Holocaust

Because the Crusades, The Inquisition, the Salem Witch Trials, etc etc, never happened.

Ignoring, of course, that the Enlightenment also led to the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.

62 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:10:49pm

re: #61 kirkspencer

Ignoring, of course, that the Enlightenment also led to the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.

Don’t be silly. The DoI and Constitution came the from the Bible, word for word.
/

63 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:11:54pm

Did Reagan sell weapons of mass destruction to Iran illegally?

64 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:13:12pm

re: #55 Kragar

Fox News guest: Scientific ‘enlightenment and reason’ led to the Holocaust

the Doctrine of Original Sin is the only one which we have 3,000 years of empirical evidence to back up

snort

unfortunately, it seems this doctrine remained unknown for over a thousand years until st augustine ‘discovered’ it in the 4th century AD

however, i remain confused as to how one finds ‘empirical evidence’ for it…

65 darthstar  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:14:05pm

Kurtz hurts. Film at eleven.

66 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:14:13pm

re: #64 engineer cat

snort

unfortunately, it seems this doctrine remained unknown for over a thousand years until st augustine ‘discovered’ it in the 4th century AD

however, i remain confused as to how one finds ‘empirical evidence’ for it…

You dig deep and pull it up by the bootstraps.

67 darthstar  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:14:20pm

re: #63 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Did Reagan sell weapons of mass destruction to Iran illegally?

Yes, he did!

68 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:14:32pm

Age of Enlightenment and Reason gave way to moral relativism

i am an atheist and a progressive and i don’t practice no goddam ‘moral relativism’, so stop telling me what i believe and shove it up you ass, buster

69 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:15:19pm

re: #67 darthstar

Yes, he did!

And he’s a demi-god?

How so?

70 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:16:18pm

re: #68 engineer cat

Age of Enlightenment and Reason gave way to moral relativism

i am an atheist and a progressive and i don’t practice no goddam ‘moral relativism’, so stop telling me what i believe and shove it up you ass, buster

I’m an atheist and I practice moral pragmatism.

I need more practice though.

71 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:16:26pm

re: #69 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

And he’s a demi-god?

How so?

He cured a ham and heeled a dog.

72 kirkspencer  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:16:38pm

re: #63 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Did Reagan sell weapons of mass destruction to Iran illegally?

No. It’s not illegal if the {Republican} president does it.

73 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:18:06pm

Sometimes I just don’t get US politics.

74 darthstar  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:18:59pm

re: #71 Kragar

He cured a ham and heeled a dog.

and he passed a stone.

75 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:19:55pm

re: #59 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

NASA boffins?

false flags!!11!!

76 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:20:40pm

re: #73 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Sometimes I just don’t get US politics.

Who does?

77 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:21:40pm

re: #74 darthstar

and he passed a stone.

He walked on water, so what if it was frozen at the time.

78 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:22:25pm

re: #77 Kragar

He walked on water, so what if it was frozen at the time.

He’s Canadian?

79 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:22:50pm

re: #55 Kragar

Fox News guest: Scientific ‘enlightenment and reason’ led to the Holocaust

Because the Crusades, The Inquisition, the Salem Witch Trials, etc etc, never happened.

false flags! the coverupz about Xtian persecutions have been going on for centuries!!11!!

80 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:22:59pm

BBL.

Gotta get the wife.

81 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:23:05pm

re: #60 Bubblehead II

English slang for scientists/technicians I believe. Anybody here from the other side of the pond to clarify?

I know the word, it just seemed a bit slangy for a news article.

82 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:24:03pm

Florida cop fired for eighth time after leaving police AR-15 with friend

The Opa-Locka Police Department in Florida on Wednesday argued before an arbitrator that one of their own officers deserved to be fired — for the sixth time — because he left his department AR-15 assault-style rifle with a friend.

According to WFOR, Bosque has been fired eight times by three police departments in Florida, including six firings from his job at Opa-locka. WFOR noted that Bosque was the “most disciplined, fined, fired, arrested police officer in the state.”

Over the years, he has faced allegations of busting the skull of a suspect, beating juveniles, having drugs in a patrol car, stealing from suspects, falsifying reports, conducting an unauthorized car chased where four people were killed and “calling in sick…from Cancun.”

83 dragonath  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:25:22pm

re: #17 NJDhockeyfan

Wow, that’s actually kind of sickening. If only we could be so Perfect and Pure in life’s difficult personal decisions, perhaps we’d be good enough for Howie Kurtz.

84 Political Atheist  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:28:03pm

re: #67 darthstar

Yes, he did!

Pressure cookers and fireworks?//

85 goddamnedfrank  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:28:55pm

re: #59 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

NASA boffins?

Many of them died to bring us this information.

86 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:28:58pm

How lazy is Kurtz? I’m a speedreader and I even noticed that Jason Collins mentioned that he had been engaged before. This is just pathetic.

87 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:29:16pm
88 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:29:30pm

Beck: ‘Get Ready For More Blood in the Streets, America’

Even though Beck’s own The Blaze reported on the Saudi government’s denial of the claims, Beck never once bothered to even mention it as he instead just continued to cite the original Daily Mail story last night because it fit into his narrative that there is some conspiracy at work behind the bombing.

Ignoring the fact that his new belief that the Saudi government warned the US government about Tsarnaev is seemingly at odds with his other theory that Saudi Arabia was somehow behind the Boston bombing, Beck eventually wound up screaming at a video of President Obama, yelling that “if allowing terrorist attacks to happen after ignoring specific warnings is what the FBI and DHS is supposed to be doing, Mr. President, I want my tax dollars back! Get ready for some more blood in the streets America”:

89 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:30:13pm

re: #88 Kragar

Beck: ‘Get Ready For More Blood in the Streets, America’

I’m convinced that he wants blood on the streets so he can be seen as some sort of prophet.

90 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:31:24pm

re: #81 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

I know the word, it just seemed a bit slangy for a news article.

It’s the Reg. Sorta to be expected. Have you checked out their LOHAN project?

Lots and lots of sexual inuendo in the titles. But the project itself is interesting.

91 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:33:33pm

So via a text from HRC, I’m hearing that Rhode Island became the 10th state to legalize same sex marriage today. Awesome news for Rhode Island and the country.

92 prairiefire  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:34:59pm

Howie has a bad habit of sloppy thinking.

93 prairiefire  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:36:18pm

re: #91 HappyWarrior

So via a text from HRC, I’m hearing that Rhode Island became the 10th state to legalize same sex marriage today. Awesome news for Rhode Island and the country.

And for the 465 gay people in their population of 4650./

94 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:36:25pm

re: #91 HappyWarrior

So via a text from HRC, I’m hearing that Rhode Island became the 10th state to legalize same sex marriage today. Awesome news for Rhode Island and the country.

IT’S LIKE THEY DON’T EVEN CARE ABOUT LOSING THE PROTECTIVE HAND OF GOD!!!
///

95 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:38:57pm

re: #93 prairiefire

And for the 465 gay people in their population of 4650./

Heh to be fair to Rhode Island, it’s actually a fairly dense state.

96 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:40:46pm

re: #94 Kragar

IT’S LIKE THEY DON’T EVEN CARE ABOUT LOSING THE PROTECTIVE HAND OF GOD!!!
///

God will punish Rhode Island by never giving them a professional baseball team.//

97 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:41:08pm

re: #95 HappyWarrior

Heh to be fair to Rhode Island, it’s actually a fairly dense state.

Now there’s a backhanded compliment. :-)

98 Targetpractice  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:41:28pm

re: #88 Kragar

Beck: ‘Get Ready For More Blood in the Streets, America’

Beck’s just a short step away from showing up on a street corner with a cardboard “THE END IS NEAR!” sign.

99 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:42:49pm

re: #88 Kragar

Beck: ‘Get Ready For More Blood in the Streets, America’

I wonder if Deion approves?

100 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:43:25pm

re: #82 Kragar

Florida cop fired for eighth time after leaving police AR-15 with friend

Over the years, he has faced allegations of busting the skull of a suspect, beating juveniles, having drugs in a patrol car, stealing from suspects, falsifying reports, conducting an unauthorized car chased where four people were killed and “calling in sick…from Cancun.”

I don’t know how the hell you get fired multiple times from the same job, but the whole story makes me wish that we had some sort of special secure building where we could confine dangerous people who break laws. Maybe keep them there for a number of years so that they can’t inflict themselves on society for a while. I’m pretty sure that if I did any of those things at my job, someone would build a place like that and send me to it.

101 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:43:34pm

re: #97 Bubblehead II

Now there’s a backhanded compliment. :-)

Haha. Sorry Rhode Island but my point obviiously is despite being the smallest state size wise has over a million residents.

102 HoosierHoops  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:43:35pm

I’m proud of the sports world.. Jason Collins was embraced by fans and Teams that revealed how much we have matured and accepted gays.
I am disgusted by the hate the GOP and religion has shown..People like Fisher who throw rocks and arrows in the name of Jesus. They have a blistering hate in the name of love.
Who a person loves is no skin off their ass. There is no way God will allow a person filled with hate and judgement to pass through the Pearly Gates.
I am disgusted by their rightousness.

103 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:44:17pm

re: #71 Kragar

He cured a ham and heeled a dog.

doesn’t sound halal…officially, that is…

104 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:45:29pm

re: #102 HoosierHoops

I’m proud of the sports world.. Jason Collins was embraced by fans and Teams that revealed how much we have matured and accepted gays.
I am disgusted by the hate the GOP and religion has shown..People like Fisher who throw rocks and arrows in the name of Jesus. They have blistering hate in the name of love.
Who a person loves is no skin off their ass. There is no way God will allow a person filled with hate and judgement to pass through the Pearly Gates.
I am disgusted by their rightousness.

Wasn’t it cool seeing Kobe Bryant offer his support? I’ve always been more into college ball more so than the NBA but the way most NBA players and coaches responded to Jason was awesome. This is a wonderful game.

105 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:46:36pm

re: #82 Kragar


Opa-Locka sounds suspiciously like those funny little guys that Willy Wonka has at his factory….

106 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:47:37pm

re: #88 Kragar

Beck: ‘Get Ready For More Blood in the Streets, America’

wait…what??? Aren’t the streets paved in gold anymore?

107 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:48:09pm

re: #101 HappyWarrior

Haha. Sorry Rhode Island but my point obviiously is despite being the smallest state size wise has over a million residents.

I know, but I just couldn’t resist.

108 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:49:39pm

Funny how America was great to Glenn when we forced children to work, allowed slavery, but oh noes a black guy is president and he favors equality for gays and lesbians and thinks that we needed health care reform, we’re doomed. This guy’s pathetic. I really sincerely doubt he actually loves this country. His idea of America is based on one of exclusion rather than one of inclusion and the America of inclusion is what tempted so many of our ancestors to come to this country.

109 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:49:59pm

re: #107 Bubblehead II

I know, but I just couldn’t resist.

Nah I was asking for it. All good.

110 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:50:36pm

re: #101 HappyWarrior

Haha. Sorry Rhode Island but my point obviiously is despite being the smallest state size wise has over a million residents.

So does the city I live in.

111 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:51:12pm

re: #108 HappyWarrior

Funny how America was great to Glenn when we forced children to work, allowed slavery…

aka “the good old days”

take our country back!!11!!

112 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:53:44pm

re: #110 Kragar

So does the city I live in.

As is the county I was born and raised in. Pretty amazing though not surprising that one of our biggest land wise states is also one of our smallest in population.

113 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 2:55:44pm

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

aka “the good old days”

Yeah people like him are always pining for the “good old days” and indeed it was perhaps easier if you were a straight white Christian male like Glenn is. The problem with people like Glenn and I’d say most prominent conservatives is as I said a vision based on the freedom to exclude rather than the freedom to include. To them, the freedom of homosexuals to marry isn’t a mark of our progress in a changing world but rather something ot be horrified about. I have little doubt that had Beck been on the radio in the immediate years following Loving Vs Virginia, he’d be claiming God wasn’t blessing America because of the overturning of interracial marriage bans.

114 Major Tom  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:02:14pm

Is it wrong that I am getting enjoyment from Kurtz’s firing?

Plus how many of you imagined Tina Brown’s voice when you read that tweet.

115 wrenchwench  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:10:16pm
116 AntonSirius  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:00:41pm

re: #26 Feline Fearless Leader

But taking a gunboat up the Potomac right now would probably get you into a even bigger load of trouble.

(in unison) LOVED YOU IN K STREET!!!!

Hey, if you guys are gonna riff on Apocalypse Now, I’ll riff on Hot Shots Part Deux riffing on Apocalypse Now…

117 AntonSirius  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:07:38pm

re: #89 HappyWarrior

I’m convinced that he wants blood on the streets so he can be seen as some sort of prophet.

No, that was Charles Manson. It’s an easy mistake to make.

118 Joanne  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:54:22pm

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

Opa-Locka sounds suspiciously like those funny little guys that Willy Wonka has at his factory….

Dead thread, I know. Opa-Locka is a suburb of Miami (ish) and has a pink Arabian castle as a city hall. Really rough area now. I lived there for a bit more than 30 years ago. It wasn’t stellar then. It’s pretty bad now.

119 Skip Intro  Fri, May 3, 2013 9:17:58am

re: #89 HappyWarrior

I’m convinced that he wants blood on the streets so he can be seen as some sort of prophet.

It’s also good for gold sales.


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