And Now, the Rand Paul Presidential Experience

The Alex Jones president?
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Here’s something to look forward to — the fringiest of the fringe right Tea Party pseudo-libertarian Senators is pretty obviously gearing up for a run at the Presidency.

Rand Paul’s chief strategist is leaving his Senate post to run the Kentucky Republican’s political shop.

Doug Stafford, who is widely seen as Paul’s closest adviser, will soon resign as chief of staff to manage Paul’s national political operation. Today’s news is the clearest sign yet that Paul, a potential 2016 contender, is building a presidential campaign.

This is a guy who’s a big fan of Alex Jones, who appears frequently on Jones’s psycho conspiracy show, and he’s talking about running for President. Just sayin’.

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251 comments
1 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:00:34pm

[OVER]lution.

2 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:00:50pm

I don’t think Paul can win the Republican nomination. However, he will like Rick Santorum, his father, and Rick Perry before him succeed in pushing whomever the nominee is further to the right than they already are.

3 Randall Gross  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:02:18pm

typo alert: Senators

4 bratwurst  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:02:51pm

He also used to be open with his “concerns” about the Civil Right Act.

5 abolitionist  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:02:59pm
This is a guy who’s a big fan of Alex Jones, who appears frequently on Jones’s psycho conspiracy show, and he’s talking about running for President. Just sayin’.

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva will be thrilled.

6 Randall Gross  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:03:30pm

re: #3 Randall Gross

typo alert: Senators

Nevermind, misread syntax… too many modifiers in a row.

7 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:04:42pm

re: #4 bratwurst

He also used to be open with his “concerns” about the Civil Right Act.

Yep. This is what the Republican party has devolved to. From having its party leader in the Senate co-sponsor the CRA of 1964 to having a sweet heart in 2013 who has problems with it. One of the reasons why I know Darwin was right about evolution is that the Republican Party repeatedly shows itself to be a big example of devolution.

8 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:06:13pm

2016 is starting to shape up as an even bigger clown car than last year.

Note to self. Invest in corn futures and pop corn manufactures.

9 Decatur Deb  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:06:30pm

Hope Cruz and Randy run—the primary season will tear the bottom out of the TPGOP.

Again.

10 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:06:59pm

sounds like a plan. Get Sarah Palin to help you with that; she’s all experty about stuff like that…

heavy sigh
I’m in Kentucky (a native, in fact) and we have a beautiful state (if you look beyond the mountaintop removal and fracking). I’m sick and tired of this crap. Rand Paul and his friends should just go back to Texas…

11 Randall Gross  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:08:20pm

…. like a boat on the reef with a broken back, … and we can see it very well.

12 Decatur Deb  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:10:29pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

sounds like a plan. Get Sarah Palin to help you with that; she’s all experty about stuff like that…

heavy sigh
I’m in Kentucky (a native, in fact) and we have a beautiful state (if you look beyond the mountaintop removal and fracking). I’m sick and tired of this crap. Rand Paul and his friends should just go back to Texas…

I served with the Yankee army in Kentucky, and married an Etown girl. It’s very beautiful, especially east of Bardstown. I’ve done archaeology in the mountains, and flown aerial photography runs. Y’all have really screwed it up.

13 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:12:35pm

re: #12 Decatur Deb

Y’all have really screwed it up.

I voted for the other guy.

14 Decatur Deb  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:13:03pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

I voted for the other guy.

Happy Chandler?

15 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:15:58pm

re: #14 Decatur Deb

Happy Chandler?

Jack Conway

16 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:17:27pm

we usually don’t have great choices in Kentucky because most of our Dems are Bluedogs, but sometimes the facepalm differences can be stunning.

17 Decatur Deb  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:19:24pm

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

we usually don’t have great choices in Kentucky because most of our Dems are Bluedogs, but sometimes the facepalm differences can be stunning.

You had a great doctor-turned-mayor in Lousiville in the late 60s—don’t know what became of him.

18 darthstar  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:20:20pm

Rand Paul might be a good candidate for “creepy guy at Starbucks who keeps looking at me,” but not President.

19 wrenchwench  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:35:38pm
20 kirkspencer  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:36:01pm

So as of right this instant, Paul and Cruz are “unofficial but obvious”. Santorum will be back. Bush (Jeb) appears to be setting up a run. I think there are more, actually, but that’s my pencil list of people most likely to get the nomination.

I really want to mention some of the also-runs. Huntsman, for example, will probably run - and has as much chance as he did in 2012. Rubio is obviously running but has destroyed his nomination chances by pushing (watered down) immigration reform. Pawlenty will try again, I think, and will be laughed off the stage early. again. I think Jindal will explore it but ultimately decide not to run. Kasich and Snyder may explore it as well, but it depends on if (and how severely) they lose in 2014.

21 Skip Intro  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:37:54pm

re: #9 Decatur Deb

Hope Cruz and Randy run—the primary season will tear the bottom out of the TPGOP.

Again.

I wouldn’t count Michelle Bachmann out either. Or Trump; he can go all birther on Cruz.

There’s plenty of room for everyone in the GOP Crazy Car.

22 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:42:12pm

He should run with his father as VP.

Paul² 2016!

23 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:42:45pm

Boston Bomber Laptop has been recovered

Take with Grain of salt. CNN story.

— The FBI has a laptop computer belonging to bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, two federal law enforcement officials told CNN. It’s not clear how or when the FBI got the laptop. One official said that investigators didn’t find it during last week’s search of a landfill near the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, which Tsarnaev attended.

If true, one (or all 3) rolled. Which is a good thing.

24 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:47:10pm

re: #23 Bubblehead II

Boston Bomber Laptop has been recovered

Take with Grain of salt. CNN story.

— The FBI has a laptop computer belonging to bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, two federal law enforcement officials told CNN. It’s not clear how or when the FBI got the laptop. One official said that investigators didn’t find it during last week’s search of a landfill near the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, which Tsarnaev attended.

If true, one (or all 3) rolled. Which is a good thing.

Have they conformed the accent of the laptop?

25 Decatur Deb  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:48:21pm

re: #24 NJDhockeyfan

Have they conformed the accent of the laptop?

Soon that won’t be a joke.

26 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:48:45pm

re: #24 NJDhockeyfan

Have they conformed the accent of the laptop?

more important…does it have a dark skin?

27 alpuz  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:49:53pm

re: #20 kirkspencer

Walker(dipshit) might jump in.

Way OT but it’s May 2nd and we’re getting pounded with 6-8” of snow/slop up here in Wisconsin. I refuse to snowblow.

28 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:51:05pm
29 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:51:58pm

To all the Lizards dealing with snow: CA welcomes it. Please ship here.

/Why yes it is 97 degrees out right now, why do you ask?

30 abolitionist  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:52:45pm

re: #29 klys

COD ok?

31 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:53:17pm

re: #30 abolitionist

COD ok?

If it arrives at my door intact, sure.

I’m not paying for the dry ice, though. Or the liquid nitrogen.

32 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:55:12pm

re: #27 alpuz

Walker(dipshit) might jump in.

Way OT but it’s May 2nd and we’re getting pounded with 6-8” of snow/slop up here in Wisconsin. I refuse to snowblow.

As I complained this morning, we had our SECOND snow day of SPRING. 6th overall for the school year. I am so tired of snow I can even joke about it anymore.

33 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:55:40pm

Bummer…

34 kirkspencer  Thu, May 2, 2013 3:56:04pm

re: #27 alpuz

Walker(dipshit) might jump in.

Way OT but it’s May 2nd and we’re getting pounded with 6-8” of snow/slop up here in Wisconsin. I refuse to snowblow.

True (about Walker, and the parenthetical).

With the exception of Jindal, all the Republican governors are possibles. We won’t really know who wants to run till after we see who wins or loses and by what margins. Any governor who loses a blue state by less than 10 points is a possibility. Any who actually win re-election will be asked. Red states won by at least 10 points are possibles, while losing… no.

35 Decatur Deb  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:02:15pm

re: #33 NJDhockeyfan

Bummer…

RIP—if ‘P’ is good for a metal rocker.

36 alpuz  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:02:31pm

re: #32 William Barnett-Lewis

Yep, it’s seriously depressing. I have a kid who’s a freshman(H.S.) baseball player and he’s had one practice outside. The season ends in 22 days. I know these aren’t big issues in the overall picture, but damn today’s been a bummer.

37 Single-handed sailor  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:02:39pm

re: #29 klys

To all the Lizards dealing with snow: CA welcomes it. Please ship here.

/Why yes it is 97 degrees out right now, why do you ask?

The humidity is really low too. Yesterday it never got above 33%, today it got down to 5%, an unusually low reading for the beginning of May. The hills are already brown and a lot of small fires are breaking out around the edges of the SF Bay Area.

38 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:10:23pm

re: #37 Single-handed sailor

we’re on fire down here in So Cal.

39 AntonSirius  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:11:45pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

I voted for the other guy.

Kodos?

40 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:13:21pm

re: #39 AntonSirius

Kodos?

if only…

41 SpaceJesus  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:15:27pm

Rand Paul is a loon who has been around several decades. There will be tons of shit on him. Please run him. Let this nut be the face of the libertarian transformaton of the right.

42 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:15:38pm

I just got home, so I may have missed it, but has this been posted here yet?

Rhode Island Becomes 10th State With Gay Marriage.

43 Ming  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:17:58pm

Via
Andrew Sullivan…

Considering son Rand’s misgivings about the Civil Rights Act, the apple may not have fallen far from the tree.

44 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:21:18pm

The airport shooter has a name…

45 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:22:03pm

re: #43 Ming

Via
Andrew Sullivan…

Considering son Rand’s misgivings about the Civil Rights Act, the apple may not have fallen far from the tree.

Seems to me that that wherever Ron Paul is, Lew Rockwell is. Yet Paul wants to act like he was unaware of Rockwell writing the newsletters in his name Riiiiiight.

46 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:22:20pm

I hope Perry is the Republican nominee. His reputation and career will be consigned to the Aggie bonfire after the epic beatdown he gets from Hillary.

Aqua Buddha would certainly be more amusing, with little difference in the electoral result, but Goodhair and his corporate grifter approach to government are the greater threat.

47 Decatur Deb  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:22:44pm

re: #45 HappyWarrior

Pencil last sentence.

48 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:23:28pm

re: #47 Decatur Deb

Pencil last sentence.

Thanks.

49 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:28:23pm

WTF? Does this comedian think he’s funny?

50 Mattand  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:29:10pm
51 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:35:51pm

Uhhhgggg. I told the wife that if it hit 65 degrees I would mow the lawn. It is now 66. Back in a few. grumble, grumble, grumble.

52 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:36:23pm

re: #51 Bubblehead II

Uhhhgggg. I told the wife that if it hit 65 degrees I would mow the lawn. It is now 66. Back in a few. grumble, grumble, grumble.

Overshot, she has to wait till tomorrow.

53 Charles Johnson  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:37:04pm

I’m testing out a new spelling checker, folks… give it a try and let me know what you think. No more clunky popup window - the spelling errors show up right beneath the text. Click on a word to see a list of suggestions.

54 Charles Johnson  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:38:19pm

(You’ll have to reload the page first to get all the new stuff loaded correctly.)

55 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:38:34pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

I’m testing out a new spelling checker, folks… give it a try and let me know what you think. No more clunky popup window - the spelling errors show up right beneath the text. Click on a word to see a list of suggestions.

Much appreciated as always. Constantly improving the site in some shape or form. Props.

56 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:39:56pm

Found a cool little site, you can see a model of the solar sytem and play with it.

sunaeon.com

57 GeneJockey  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:42:46pm

re: #29 klys

/Why yes it is 97 degrees out right now, why do you ask?

It’s 85 degrees in my (allegedly) air conditioned lab! Luckily these days I don’t spend much time there. I now have minions!

58 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:43:05pm

HPD: Bush IAH gunman left suicide note saying he had ‘monster within’

HOUSTON — A gunman walked into Bush Intercontinental Airport with an AR-15 and a handgun Thursday and fired at least two shots before shooting himself. It happened in the ticket area inside Terminal B around 1:35 p.m.

The man left behind a suicide note that said he had a “monster within” and wanted the cops to take care of it. The note said he had a plan, but decided to show mercy on others.

59 GeneJockey  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:43:47pm

re: #31 klys

I’m not paying for the dry ice, though. Or the liquid nitrogen.

Oh, hell. I’ll just pour it down the sink then, shall I?

//

60 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:44:27pm

re: #58 NJDhockeyfan

I wish the guy had been found before hand. This is just a really sad event.

61 GeneJockey  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:45:04pm

re: #37 Single-handed sailor

Yeah. It feels like ‘Oakland Hills Firestorm’ weather, and it’s only May.

62 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:45:50pm

re: #60 ProBosniaLiberal

I wish the guy had been found before hand. This is just a really sad event.

He definitely needed some help. I’m glad he didn’t decide to take anyone else out with him.

63 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:45:51pm

re: #57 GeneJockey

It’s 85 degrees in my (allegedly) air conditioned lab! Luckily these days I don’t spend much time there. I now have minions!

Hah. As a former minion.

My office is/was on the end of the HVAC system. My advisor (in the office next door) once recorded a temperature in his office of 85.

The house, on the other hand, is only up to 80. So far. It’ll probably hit 82 before the day is done.

64 wrenchwench  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:46:09pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

I’m testing out a new spelling checker, folks… give it a try and let me know what you think. No more clunky popup window - the spelling errors show up right beneath the text. Click on a word to see a list of suggestions.

It doesn’t like popup. ‘pop up, pop-up, Poppy, poppy, poop, poppa, pop, pup, pinup, polyp’.

65 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:46:17pm

re: #59 GeneJockey

Oh, hell. I’ll just pour it down the sink then, shall I?

//

Well, if you have extra, it makes fantastic ice cream.

66 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:47:17pm

As always Charles, thanks for all the work you put into this Blog. Would love to contribute, but I don’t do paypal. Credit card has been comprimised by them twice and PayPal doesn’t like prepaid cards. Is there another way to contribute?

67 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:47:41pm

re: #62 NJDhockeyfan

That’s the sad part. Because there was some good in there.

Not like that complete scum-bag with Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

68 Charles Johnson  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:49:01pm

re: #64 wrenchwench

It doesn’t like popup. ‘pop up, pop-up, Poppy, poppy, poop, poppa, pop, pup, pinup, polyp’.

Heh… yeah, that’s a little weird. It suggests “pop-up” but then thinks it’s an error again.

69 Charles Johnson  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:49:33pm

re: #66 Bubblehead II

Sorry, not right now - Paypal’s the only way.

70 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:51:29pm

re: #56 Kragar

I wish we could get to Pluto faster.

It is the most interesting thing in the Solar System to me right now.

71 Decatur Deb  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:52:12pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

I’m testing out a new spelling checker, folks… give it a try and let me know what you think. No more clunky popup window - the spelling errors show up right beneath the text. Click on a word to see a list of suggestions.

There’s a slepcheck?

72 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:52:51pm

re: #70 ProBosniaLiberal

I wish we could get to Pluto faster.

It is the most interesting thing in the Solar System to me right now.

I’m all about the Asteroid Belt.

73 Renaissance_Man  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:53:01pm

re: #58 NJDhockeyfan

HPD: Bush IAH gunman left suicide note saying he had ‘monster within’
HPD: Bush IAH gunman left suicide note saying he had ‘monster within’

HOUSTON — A gunman walked into Bush Intercontinental Airport with an AR-15 and a handgun Thursday and fired at least two shots before shooting himself. It happened in the ticket area inside Terminal B around 1:35 p.m.

The man left behind a suicide note that said he had a “monster within” and wanted the cops to take care of it. The note said he had a plan, but decided to show mercy on others.

And as we all know, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a momentary attack of conscience.

74 Decatur Deb  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:53:28pm

re: #72 Kragar

I’m all about the Asteroid Belt.

Standing by for LGF Uranus joke.

75 Randall Gross  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:54:09pm

Lykewake
Syzygy
Adoxography
ventripotent


hrmm it knows not rare words….

76 Bert's House of Beef and Obdicuts  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:54:45pm

re: #74 Decatur Deb

Standing by for LGF Uranus joke.

I got to write a probing Uranus joke into a science book for kids.

77 HoosierHoops  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:55:26pm

re: #61 GeneJockey

Yeah. It feels like ‘Oakland Hills Firestorm’ weather, and it’s only May.

I came home from a 3 year stint at Pearl Harbor the morning of the Oakland hills fire. I’ll never forget that day.. Hot dry winds blowing in your face and a disaster brewing.
I loved going up in the hills at night and over looking the bay.

78 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:57:07pm

re: #74 Decatur Deb

Standing by for LGF Uranus joke.

Welcome Space Travellers!!!

79 Randall Gross  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:57:17pm

ultracrepidarian
steatopygic
nelipot

80 Charles Johnson  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:57:48pm

re: #75 Randall Gross

Lykewake
Syzygy
Adoxography
ventripotent

hrmm it knows not rare words….

If you’re a-gonna be usin’ them 5 dollar words, you oughtta know to spell ‘em, consarn it!

81 Vicious Babushka  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:58:38pm

re: #75 Randall Gross

Syzygy

I made it to the statewide Spelling Bee and missed on that word.

82 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 4:59:03pm
83 Charles Johnson  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:02:29pm

re: #80 Charles Johnson

If you’re a-gonna be usin’ them 5 dollar words, you oughtta know to spell ‘em, consarn it!

Just checkin’ something.

84 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:03:30pm

This is interesting.

85 Randall Gross  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:07:03pm

re: #81 Vicious Babushka

I made it to the statewide Spelling Bee and missed on that word.

I think I first encountered it in “A Wrinkle in Time” but I could be mistaken.

86 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:11:34pm

re: #74 Decatur Deb

Standing by for LGF Uranus joke.

you’ve never lived next to the mianus river in connecticut, i bet

on some days you can see uranus from the mianus

87 Randall Gross  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:11:41pm

re: #84 NJDhockeyfan

I question the source :

Activist fighting for AMERICA! Protest Ts and stuff-cafepress.com . Single, singer, writer, walker, sports nut.#GOP #tcot #TGDN #CTOT #WAR2014 #women
Tampa · gordoncafe.com

He’s also a rand paul fan calling for Lindsay Graham and McCain to be censured for criticizing the Rand.

88 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:12:12pm

re: #80 Charles Johnson

If you’re a-gonna be usin’ them 5 dollar words, you oughtta know to spell ‘em, consarn it!

take yer shoes off

set a spell

89 Decatur Deb  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:14:02pm

re: #86 engineer cat

you’ve never lived next to the mianus river in connecticut, i bet

on some days you can see uranus from the mianus

Lived near the Gowanus Pkwy.

(Bob Newhart is guesting the new Big Bang Theory.)

90 AlexRogan  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:14:56pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

Sorry, not right now - Paypal’s the only way.

I’m surprised you haven’t looked at adding Amazon Payments.

91 Bert's House of Beef and Obdicuts  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:16:24pm

re: #84 NJDhockeyfan

Why do you believe that dude?

92 abolitionist  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:16:59pm

risipe saterday fryday spong theese remoove
Nothin spayshul hppens whn I klik on anythng.

Cookies enabled, AdBlockPlus set to disable on littlegreenfootballs.com, NoScript set to Allow scripts globally (temporarily for testing).

93 Stanghazi  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:17:00pm

re: #23 Bubblehead II

Boston Bomber Laptop has been recovered

Take with Grain of salt. CNN story.

— The FBI has a laptop computer belonging to bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, two federal law enforcement officials told CNN. It’s not clear how or when the FBI got the laptop. One official said that investigators didn’t find it during last week’s search of a landfill near the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, which Tsarnaev attended.

If true, one (or all 3) rolled. Which is a good thing.

I can so picture these kid’s parents yanking them by the ear while talking to the DA, “YOU IDIOT. YOU HAD IT ALL”. Stupid stupid stupid, and criminal.

94 lawhawk  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:17:03pm

Rand Paul will capitalize on the alt-media outlets to build up his ground game ahead of 2016. Doesn’t matter to him that he’s rushing headlong in to the fever swamps of rabid conspiracy country. It’s ground his dad tread, and it worked out well for him (he was a regular on the presidential primary circuit) and bamboozled lots of kids in the process.

His ties with Alex Jones would be disqualifying for most anyone else - until now. With Drudge pushing him into the mainstream, you’re getting Jones exposed to a much wider audience and thereby helping Paul as well. But the more you look at this relationship, the more it should disqualify him from ever approaching the White House. It shows a complete lack of judgment and character (and judging character of others). It shows he’s more than willing to jump headlong in to conspiracy country.

But it’s all votes to him and he doesn’t care who he gets to pull the ballot for him.

95 Charles Johnson  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:18:19pm

re: #90 AlexRogan

I’m surprised you haven’t looked at adding Amazon Payments.

Been meaning to set this up. That reminds me, I’ll put it on the to-do list this weekend.

96 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:18:21pm

re: #92 abolitionist

risipe saterday fryday spong theese remove
Nothin spayshul hppens whn I klik on anythng.

Cookies enabled, AdBlockPlus set to disable on littlegreenfootballs.com, NoScript set to Allow scripts globally (temporarily for testing).

Yah gots to push the button.

97 abolitionist  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:20:35pm

OK, working.

98 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:20:42pm

Charles, I just got bounced out!
Hi Lizardia!

99 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:21:46pm

rand paul

my guess for 2016 is christie as the nominee, and rubio as the beaver

this is as certain and set in stone as the 2008 matchup btw giuliani and clinton

100 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:22:16pm

re: #87 Randall Gross

I question the source :

He’s also a rand paul fan calling for Lindsay Graham and McCain to be censured for criticizing the Rand.

Oh shit, I didn’t see that! Thanks for finding that.

101 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:22:31pm

re: #98 Dancing along the light of day

Charles, I just got bounced out!
Hi Lizardia!

It’s those skinny legs.

102 Dark_Falcon  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:23:26pm

re: #84 NJDhockeyfan

This is interesting.

That depends for value of “homegrown”. The source is seriously problematic, to the point that he meantions Glenn Beck in a manner that does not properly dismiss Beck as the raving freakazoid nut sandwich that he is.

103 Dark_Falcon  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:24:27pm

re: #98 Dancing along the light of day

Charles, I just got bounced out!
Hi Lizardia!

I didn’t known giraffes could bounce. [waves]

104 Bert's House of Beef and Obdicuts  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:24:57pm

re: #100 NJDhockeyfan

Oh shit, I didn’t see that! Thanks for finding that.

Yet again 5 seconds of actual research would have saved you embarassment.

105 abolitionist  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:24:59pm

re: #96 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Just noticed, my remoove was auto-corrected in your reply.

106 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:25:33pm

re: #89 Decatur Deb

Lived near the Gowanus Pkwy.

(Bob Newhart is guesting the new Big Bang Theory.)

“The early settlers of the area named the waterway “Gowanes Creek” after Gouwane, sachem of the local Lenape tribe called the Canarsee, who lived and farmed on the shorelines”

finally, my nightmares of being eaten by a giant green gowanus have been put to rest

107 Iwouldprefernotto  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:25:47pm

re: #99 engineer cat

rand paul

my guess for 2016 is christie as the nominee, and rubio as the beaver

this is as certain and set in stone as the 2008 matchup btw giuliani and clinton

No way. Republicans hate Christy for showing Obama a little respect.

108 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:26:35pm

re: #105 abolitionist

Just noticed —my remoove was auto-corrected without having invoked spelling tool.

I spell checked and corrected it in my response to you.
Spooky.

109 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:28:22pm

re: #107 Iwouldprefernotto

No way. Republicans hate Christy for showing Obama a little respect.

but they hated mccain for criticising the war and romney for being a massachusetts libberul

the ‘base’ will piss and moan for months before finally grudgingly accepting him - especially if he stages one of his trademark pissy fits and yells at a public school teacher or something

on the other hand he may be too smart to be a gop nominee…

110 abolitionist  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:29:06pm

re: #108 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

ok.

111 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:29:09pm

re: #104 Bert’s House of Beef and Obdicuts

Yet again 5 seconds of actual research would have saved you embarassment.

Maybe, maybe not. CNN is reporting the same thing.

112 kirkspencer  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:29:31pm

re: #99 engineer cat

rand paul

my guess for 2016 is christie as the nominee, and rubio as the beaver

this is as certain and set in stone as the 2008 matchup btw giuliani and clinton

yeah, that’s a good comparison, because christie and rubio are pretty much no-chance players.

Just as in the past, the three legs can veto anyone they really don’t want. (three legs: nativists, dominionists, and corporatists). And the rule still applies that anyone not liked by two legs is an absolute best. It’s a bit wonky as the N and D legs have almost merged, though not quite. Still, it means that as a short-hand you can assume the Tea Party has two votes and the Rockefellers have one. More significant is that they have very long memories. Christie dared to work with Obama, and Rubio dared to push immigration reform. The ND veto for both is inevitable.

Frankly I think you can use that as a first pass test for every candidate. Have they made the TP mad? If so they’re out. If not, maybe.

fwiw, I think Jeb Bush is the most likely nominee if he runs. He’s not made the TP mad and he’s acceptable to the corporatists. That he’s got an extremly small chance of winning the presidency has nothing to do with the nomination.

113 wrenchwench  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:29:45pm

re: #98 Dancing along the light of day

Charles, I just got bounced out!
Hi Lizardia!

Today a kid in a stroller came into the shop (with an adult pushing the stroller) and he had a pacifier with a giraffe hanging on it that looked like it was fighting the kid for it by sucking on the other side. It was great.

114 Bert's House of Beef and Obdicuts  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:30:27pm

re: #111 NJDhockeyfan

Do you seriously notice no difference between:

bombs made in their apartment

and

bombs were built in the apartment the older brother shared with his wife. Quality was not “homegrown”.

115 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:31:28pm

They’ve taken my Dad off of all medications except for painkillers, he hasn’t eaten since last night and is dropping in an out of consciousness. The hospice care folks are saying he could go anytime in the next few days.

116 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:32:13pm

re: #115 Kragar

They’ve taken my Dad off of all medications except for painkillers, he hasn’t eaten since last night and is dropping in an out of consciousness. The hospice care folks are saying he could go anytime in the next few days.

{{Kragar}}

117 Iwouldprefernotto  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:32:54pm

re: #109 engineer cat

but they hated mccain for criticising the war and romney for being a massachusetts libberul

the ‘base’ will piss and moan for months before finally grudgingly accepting him - especially if he stages one of his trademark pissy fits and yells at a public school teacher or something

on the other hand he may be too smart to be a gop nominee…

I think the GOP is becoming less and less forgiving.

I do argree that Rubio is a good number two. I thought that Romney would pick him and try to win Florida. As it turns out every decision Romney made was the wrong one.

118 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:33:41pm

re: #115 Kragar

They’ve taken my Dad off of all medications except for painkillers, he hasn’t eaten since last night and is dropping in an out of consciousness. The hospice care folks are saying he could go anytime in the next few days.

{{Kragar}}

119 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:33:46pm

re: #115 Kragar

{{{Kragar & family}}}
BIG HUGS!

120 calochortus  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:34:00pm

re: #115 Kragar

{{Krager}} It’s hard, but it’s the right thing to go with just the painkillers and peace.

121 palomino  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:35:12pm

re: #58 NJDhockeyfan

HPD: Bush IAH gunman left suicide note saying he had ‘monster within’

Always makes me feel good to know that people who have a “monster within” are able to easily obtain firearms.

Ahh, Texas. Most guns per capita in the nation. Nice to see they’re no. 1 at something other than obesity.

122 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:35:25pm

re: #115 Kragar

They’ve taken my Dad off of all medications except for painkillers, he hasn’t eaten since last night and is dropping in an out of consciousness. The hospice care folks are saying he could go anytime in the next few days.

at least he has his family around him - not everybody does

123 Joanne  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:35:56pm

re: #115 Kragar

I’m so very sorry to hear that. (Hug)

124 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:36:05pm

re: #115 Kragar

{Kragar}

125 wrenchwench  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:36:23pm

{{{Kragar}}}

126 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:39:33pm

My Dad’s dog usually sleeps on the back porch. My Mom told some time last night, it dragged its whole bed down the hall into the room with my Dad and hasn’t left him since.

127 makeitstop  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:40:29pm

Thoughts are with you and your family, Kragar.

128 aagcobb  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:40:53pm

re: #126 Kragar

My Dad’s dog usually sleeps on the back porch. My Mom told some time last night, it dragged its whole bed down the hall into the room with my Dad and hasn’t left him since.

Dogs are pretty amazing that way.

129 Stephen T.  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:40:55pm

re: #76 Bert’s House of Beef and Obdicuts

I got to write a probing Uranus joke into a science book for kids.

I started pronouncing it the way the Ancient Greeks did (oo-RAN-oos), just to get away from the “your anus” and “urine-us” jokes. I’m also teaching my eight year old the same thing.

130 Charles Johnson  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:41:12pm

re: #115 Kragar

Don’t know what to say, but hang in, man. There’s no easy way to deal with this, you just have to get through it. You have friends here.

131 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:41:49pm

re: #103 Dark_Falcon

I didn’t known giraffes could bounce. [waves]

“as god is my witness, I thought giraffes could bounce…”

~~~running and hiding now…

132 lawhawk  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:41:54pm

re: #115 Kragar

I’m really sorry to hear that you’re going through this. Hang in there…

133 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:43:39pm

I’m still down in San Diego for now. My Mom has asked me to come up so I can deal with the family business after he passes away because I can only get so much time off work.

134 Bert's House of Beef and Obdicuts  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:44:06pm

re: #126 Kragar

I was there when my grandpa died, but I didn’t really comprehend it. I was too young. But when my grandmother died, I wasn’t there, but it punched my heart out of my chest.

Take care of yourself.

135 Stanghazi  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:46:52pm

re: #115 Kragar

They’ve taken my Dad off of all medications except for painkillers, he hasn’t eaten since last night and is dropping in an out of consciousness. The hospice care folks are saying he could go anytime in the next few days.

:-( (((Kragar)))

136 Iwouldprefernotto  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:47:29pm

re: #115 Kragar

They’ve taken my Dad off of all medications except for painkillers, he hasn’t eaten since last night and is dropping in an out of consciousness. The hospice care folks are saying he could go anytime in the next few days.

Remember the good times.

Regards.

137 Stephen T.  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:50:24pm

re: #115 Kragar

My thoughts are with you.

138 PhillyPretzel  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:52:17pm

re: #115 Kragar

You and your family are in my prayers.

139 Romantic Heretic  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:53:04pm

re: #115 Kragar

That bites. *HUGS*

140 GeneJockey  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:54:29pm

If you’re not there when it happens, be prepared NOT to feel devastated immdiately.

My Mom died in PA, where I grew up, while I was here in CA. Dad didn’t want to deal with a funeral, since Mom had specified cremation anyway, so I didn’t fly back - also because Dad didn’t want to deal with a lot of people right then.

I felt - odd. I knew she was gone, but I didn’t feel anything like as awful as I thought I would. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it didn’t. I wondered if I was some kind of emotionless monster.

We had a memorial service at the house 5 months later, and I wept like a baby. It wasn’t real till then.

YMMV, of course, but these things hit people differently.

141 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:56:54pm

re: #140 GeneJockey

If you’re not there when it happens, be prepared NOT to feel devastated immdiately.

My Mom died in PA, where I grew up, while I was here in CA. Dad didn’t want to deal with a funeral, since Mom had specified cremation anyway, so I didn’t fly back - also because Dad didn’t want to deal with a lot of people right then.

I felt - odd. I knew she was gone, but I didn’t feel anything like as awful as I thought I would. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it didn’t. I wondered if I was some kind of emotionless monster.

We had a memorial service at the house 5 months later, and I wept like a baby. It wasn’t real till then.

YMMV, of course, but these things hit people differently.

When my brother was killed, I didn’t feel anything but I kept thinking “if we can get the ambulance to him in time he’ll be OK” over and over.

142 Stanghazi  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:58:44pm

The NRA convention tomorrow is sure to be a hoot.

Palin
Santorum
Beck
Hannity
Oliver North
And of course, the Nuge.

Gag

143 SpaceJesus  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:59:39pm

Free Republic: “Has Bacon Been Banned From the White House?”

freerepublic.com

First American patriots were banned.(replaced by Marxists)

Then Christians were banned(replaced by Muslims and Marxists)

At the White House, you can get a free copy of Das Kapital, or the Koran, but not a BLT!

5 posted on Thursday, May 02, 2013 12:48:06 PM by stephenjohnbanker
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To: onyx
Has Bacon Been Banned From the White House?

Sure. The [bigoted word] 0bama doesn’t eat pork. I’d love to see the Pork Producers call his bluff and force him to attend a convention.
2 posted on Thursday, May 02, 2013 12:45:17 PM by The Sons of Liberty (It’s not “GUN CONTROL”! It’s “PEOPLE CONTROL”!)
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Is it because he’s a Muslim or just that it’s too fatty to make the grade in Moochelle’s health food purge?

Hard to say.

50 posted on Thursday, May 02, 2013 2:32:53 PM by Buckeye McFrog
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144 Vicious Babushka  Thu, May 2, 2013 5:59:59pm

My dad passed away on the first day that I started a new job. It wasn’t unexpected but yeah it was totally unexpected. I kind of liveblogged it here.

145 Kragar  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:00:13pm

re: #142 Stanley Sea

The NRA convention tomorrow is sure to be a hoot.

Palin
Santorum
Beck
Hannity
Oliver North
And of course, the Nuge.

Gag

A high probability of a quantum derpularity forming amidst all that.

146 kirkspencer  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:01:18pm

re: #140 GeneJockey

If you’re not there when it happens, be prepared NOT to feel devastated immdiately.

My Mom died in PA, where I grew up, while I was here in CA. Dad didn’t want to deal with a funeral, since Mom had specified cremation anyway, so I didn’t fly back - also because Dad didn’t want to deal with a lot of people right then.

I felt - odd. I knew she was gone, but I didn’t feel anything like as awful as I thought I would. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it didn’t. I wondered if I was some kind of emotionless monster.

We had a memorial service at the house 5 months later, and I wept like a baby. It wasn’t real till then.

YMMV, of course, but these things hit people differently.

The other thing - you won’t get over it in a hurry. The closer you were the longer it’ll take. You’ll get idiots who don’t get this, so you might want to think now how you’ll deal with them (ignore, rage, ridicule, tears, all the above.) And even when you think you have gotten over it, every so often something will kick it up again.

Welcome to being the survivor.

147 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:01:23pm

re: #143 SpaceJesus

Bacon should be banned for health effects alone. Even Turkey Bacon.

148 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:02:14pm

Going back to the posts last thread about the five year old who killed his little sister -

I’ve shot one of those rifles with my son at a friends house (he’s retired Madison PD). All proper safety gear & everything. So I realized what was bugging me about this incident.

I’ve remembered is that to use this rifle you have to open the bolt, insert the cartridge, close the bolt and the cock the rifle by pulling back a cocking knob. This is under heavy spring tension - I don’t know of any five year old who could do it. My 11 year old had difficulty with it.

What this means is that they left a loaded and cocked rifle sitting in the corner of their house where a five year old could play with it like a toy.

Those parents really should be up on negligent homicide charges.

149 SpaceJesus  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:02:26pm

re: #147 ProBosniaLiberal

Free Republic should be banned for health effects alone. Even Turkey Bacon.

there ya go

150 kirkspencer  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:02:31pm

re: #147 ProBosniaLiberal

Bacon should be banned for health effects alone. Even Turkey Bacon.

… really?

151 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:03:35pm

re: #150 kirkspencer

It’s greasy and full of fat. A piece is approximately 1/100th of a heart attack.

152 Bert's House of Beef and Obdicuts  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:04:27pm

re: #151 ProBosniaLiberal

You’re verging on self-parody.

153 SpaceJesus  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:05:28pm

why do people use the word supper

154 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:06:23pm

re: #153 SpaceJesus

why do people use the word supper

It would go stale if we ignored it.

155 blueraven  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:06:31pm

re: #153 SpaceJesus

why do people use the word supper

A supper is a late dinner, isnt it?

156 Vicious Babushka  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:07:05pm

re: #151 ProBosniaLiberal

It’s greasy and full of fat. A piece is approximately 1/100th of a heart attack.

Oh come on, live a little.

157 SpaceJesus  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:07:29pm

a supper is a meal of soup or a small informal meal of some kind

hillbillies have apparently decided this word means “dinner”

158 Vicious Babushka  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:08:03pm

re: #157 SpaceJesus

a supper is a meal of soup or a small informal meal of some kind

hillbillies have apparently decided this word means “dinner”

Back in the day, dinner was what you ate for lunch.

159 GeneJockey  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:08:36pm

re: #151 ProBosniaLiberal

It’s greasy and full of fat.

You say that like it’s a BAD thing.

160 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:08:39pm

re: #155 blueraven

A supper is a late dinner, isnt it?

dinner, from ‘to dine’, was once usually what we call lunch, and the largest meal of the day

supper was the evening meal where you had something lighter, like maybe sup, um, that is, soup

but nowadays they mean the same thing

161 SpaceJesus  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:09:16pm

re: #158 Vicious Babushka

dinner has always been the biggest formal meal of the day, it’s not really tied to a time of day. you can have it at lunch time if you want but people save their big sit down meal for the evening now

162 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:09:34pm

re: #157 SpaceJesus

a supper is a meal of soup or a small informal meal of some kind

hillbillies have apparently decided this word means “dinner”

A bit of a weird thing to get upset about, isn’t it?

Try people who pronounce library liberry. That is a serious problem.

163 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:09:44pm

when i was a kid, supper was what you called dinner when there was company and you wanted to sound fancy

164 allegro  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:10:14pm

re: #141 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

When my brother was killed, I didn’t feel anything but I kept thinking “if we can get the ambulance to him in time he’ll be OK” over and over.

After my husband’s death, I refused to consider selling the house for almost 2 years even though it was stupid to stay in that big house. The real reason I couldn’t was because… I’ve never told anyone this before… if we left, he wouldn’t know where to find us.

I knew he was dead, I woke up in the bed next to him dead, I spread his ashes in the Bay, he was gone and I’m a rational woman. But still…

Kragar, I know you’re there for your mom. She’ll likely say some crazy-sounding things as she works through her loss. The first year is hard, the second is actually worse. Don’t try to push her into more reality than she can handle until she’s ready. She’ll get there.

165 SpaceJesus  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:10:19pm

re: #162 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

that is an expecially bad problem

166 Vicious Babushka  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:10:27pm

re: #162 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

A bit of a weird thing to get upset about, isn’t it?

Try people who pronounce library liberry. That is a serious problem.

They just dedicated the George W. Bush Presidential Liebarry.

167 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:10:29pm

re: #147 ProBosniaLiberal

Bacon should be banned for health effects alone. Even Turkey Bacon.

Really, the bacon loves you.

Just live and let the bacon live.

168 GeneJockey  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:11:15pm

I grew up in South Central PA, and the folks there called lunch ‘Dinner’, if it was a hot meal, and the big meal of the day was called ‘Supper’.

My parents, who were from Pittsburgh, used dinner and supper interchangeably to describe the big meal of the day.

169 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:11:25pm

or, you can be having supper when your friends come around asking “‘sup?”

sup witchew? jeet jet?

170 sattv4u2  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:11:57pm

re: #163 engineer cat

when i was a kid, supper was what you called dinner when there was company and you wanted to sound fancy

Other way around for us

You went to a “Dinner Party”, or “Out To Dinner”

Supper was at home, with your siblings throwing peas around the table

171 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:12:38pm

re: #169 engineer cat

or, you can be having supper when your friends come around asking “‘sup?”

sup witchew? jeet jet?

Sometimes I have no idea what you’re on about.

172 prairiefire  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:12:51pm

re: #148 William Barnett-Lewis

Thanks for your insight!

173 blueraven  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:13:07pm

re: #161 SpaceJesus

dinner has always been the biggest formal meal of the day, it’s not really tied to a time of day. you can have it at lunch time if you want but people save their big sit down meal for the evening now

I think of supper as late in the evening and informal, something like a sandwich or fridge leftovers…maybe cold chicken. But hey, add a glass of wine and or cheese and it is a feast.

174 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:14:22pm

re: #152 Bert’s House of Beef and Obdicuts

I was trying to be funny about the bacon.

Granted, I am not good at humor.

175 kirkspencer  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:14:39pm

re: #151 ProBosniaLiberal

It’s greasy and full of fat. A piece is approximately 1/100th of a heart attack.

3 slices (normal for a BLT) will have ~9 g of fat, of which 3 g are saturated. The remainder are monounsaturates. Monounsaturated fats are “good fats”, the same thing you get in olive oil, and encourage things like HDL.

HDL, as you know if you’ve done a little nutritional research, helps reduce the risk of a heart attack.

It’s not an apple, but it’s a long way from “1/100th of a heart attack.”

176 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:15:24pm

re: #171 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Sometimes I have no idea what you’re on about.

my technique must be improving!

177 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:15:51pm

re: #174 ProBosniaLiberal

I was trying to be funny about the bacon.

Granted, I am not good at humor.

Psst. The / tag can help.

178 Decatur Deb  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:16:36pm

re: #163 engineer cat

when i was a kid, supper was what you called dinner when there was company and you wanted to sound fancy

To old Pittsburgh Irish, your usage was exactly reversed. ‘Supper’ was everyday, ‘dinner’ was fancy/affected. (Both were after the workday.)

179 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:17:47pm

re: #171 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

Sometimes I have no idea what you’re on about.

it made absolute sense to me.

now I’m askeert….

180 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:17:48pm

re: #115 Kragar

They’ve taken my Dad off of all medications except for painkillers, he hasn’t eaten since last night and is dropping in an out of consciousness. The hospice care folks are saying he could go anytime in the next few days.

So sorry to hear that Kragar. Lots of prayers are being sent from Virginia. Take care!

181 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:18:08pm

re: #157 SpaceJesus

a supper is a meal of soup or a small informal meal of some kind

hillbillies have apparently decided this word means “dinner”

It sounds like “slurper,” which describes what my proudly ill-mannered cousins do with soup, so maybe they understand it after all. My fattest yokel cousin Dale had a habit of arriving at my parents’ house univited when my stepfather cooked Mexican food. (My stepdad was a famous Tex-Mex chef and author of several cookbooks devoted to that genre.) Dale would inhale as many cheese enchiladas as he could and devour a couple of cow’s worth of carne guisada and a bushel or so of hand-made tortillas, then belch approvingly and be on his way. The folks banned him after a couple of these episodes. Dale is now 52 years old. He weighs, for real, 450 pounds. He is obviously not long for this world without some serious, though unlikely, changes.

182 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:18:28pm

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

it made absolute sense to me.

now I’m askeert….

yer screwed.

183 SpaceJesus  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:19:21pm

im going to get to the bottom of this “supper” thing bbl

184 prairiefire  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:19:28pm

re: #178 Decatur Deb

To old Pittsburgh Irish, your usage was exactly reversed. ‘Supper’ was everyday, ‘dinner’ was fancy/affected. (Both were after the workday.)

Yep, middle class WASP, every night supper, Sunday night dinner.

185 kirkspencer  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:19:32pm

re: #175 kirkspencer

I happen to despise the Atkins diet on a variety of nutritional grounds, but he actually got one thing right. If you’re going to cut one of the three calorie sources, cut carbohydrates. In our laziness and blind habit we’ve made fats the villain. Nutritional research is indicating we’re wrong; it’s carbohydrates, and in particular simple carbohydrates, that are giving us the majority of our nutritional problems.

186 sattv4u2  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:19:59pm

re: #178 Decatur Deb

To old Pittsburgh Irish, your usage was exactly reversed. ‘Supper’ was everyday, ‘dinner’ was fancy/affected. (Both were after the workday.)

hence # 170

187 ProBosniaLiberal  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:21:18pm

re: #177 klys

I was trying to go for the “It was a crime for her to be wearing that” road of humor.

188 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:22:38pm

re: #186 sattv4u2

hence # 170

No matter how you spell it, every meal was an opportunity for my younger brother to stare at me while I ate because he knew it really bothered me and to mush my food together when I went to wash up because he knew I hated my food touching.

189 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:23:56pm

from a farming family standpoint, here’s how meals work:
before dawn: cup of coffee and a biscuit or toast before heading out to deal with livestock.
breakfast: sun is up and you’ve worked a couple hours, this is a good sized meal.
dinner: is around mid-day and is the biggest meal of the day.
supper: usually early evening, leftovers from dinners so it’s not a really big meal.

190 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:24:29pm

re: #182 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

yer screwed.

I know….

191 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:24:55pm

re: #187 ProBosniaLiberal

…you’ve totally lost me.

In general, humor in text is difficult. Sometimes, even if it’s not 100% sarcasm, I use / anyway to indicate that what I am saying is not seriously meant. It at least prevents folks from taking me seriously when I don’t mean to be and allows them to take me seriously when I do mean to be serious.

192 kirkspencer  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:28:18pm

re: #187 ProBosniaLiberal

I was trying to go for the “It was a crime for her to be wearing that” road of humor.

yeah. Your first post bordered on funny. Your second, especially with your history of sincere near-fanaticism, made it less so. As was already advised, make certain it’s obvious you intend humor. The lizard convention is one or more slashes (/) at the end. My personal habit is to insert (grin) in most places, and sometimes I use it here.

A couple of things going on to know. First, others are also somewhat humor impaired. I’m guilty of it myself. Second, some people will be passionate about a subject you think is funny, and regardless how funny your remark might be will take offense.

I tend to be that way about important things, too. Like bacon. //

193 sattv4u2  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:31:21pm

re: #192 kirkspencer

Hmmmmmm,,,, Bacon!!

194 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:32:53pm

re: #193 sattv4u2

Hmmmmmm,,,, Bacon!!

The world would feel a little empty if there was no bacon.

195 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:34:19pm

re: #194 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

The world would feel a little empty if there was no bacon.

My 10 year old daughter is convinced bacon is a food group. I can’t disagree with her.

196 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:34:32pm

re: #189 Backwoods_Sleuth

re meals, i had the 1960s urban divorced parents experience:

breakfast - you’re on your own. i might have had some powdered milk or maybe a coke

lunch - at the school cafeteria. most likely chance of the day for good nutrition

dinner - dad heats up swanson’s tv dinners, and the three of us sit around the dinner table like zombies watching rereuns of i love lucy. or once a week or so at the local chinese or a deli. or out with the g.parents at schrafft’s, which specialized in ‘american’ food, like bland turkey with bland mashed potatoes and peas, and hearts of iceberg with a tomato slice and thousand island

197 Joanne  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:36:12pm

re: #153 SpaceJesus

why do people use the word supper

It’s a regional thing. Those using supper usually (but not always) say dinner instead of lunch (IIRC).

198 sattv4u2  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:37:17pm

re: #197 Joanne

It’s a regional thing. Those using supper usually (but not always) say dinner instead of lunch (IIRC).

Boston born and raised

we had breakfast lunch and supper (unless, as in #170, it was a special night out or Sunday late afternoon, then it was dinner)

199 abolitionist  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:37:46pm

re: #167 klys

Really, the bacon loves you.

Just live and let the bacon live.

I prefer to eat dead bacon.

200 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:39:44pm

re: #196 engineer cat

re meals, i had the 1960s urban divorced parents experience:

breakfast - you’re on your own. i might have had some powdered milk or maybe a coke

lunch - at the school cafeteria. most likely chance of the day for good nutrition

dinner - dad heats up swanson’s tv dinners, and the three of us sit around the dinner table like zombies watching rereuns of i love lucy. or once a week or so at the local chinese or a deli. or out with the g.parents at schrafft’s, which specialized in ‘american’ food, like bland turkey with bland mashed potatoes and peas, and hearts of iceberg with a tomato slice and thousand island

My parents seperated in 1966 and we were shuffled off to my grandparents place where we had 3 full Ukrainian/German/Canadian meals a day.

201 Joanne  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:40:24pm

re: #198 sattv4u2

Boston born and raised

we had breakfast lunch and supper (unless, as in #170, it was a special night out or Sunday late afternoon, then it was dinner)

Were your parents from Boston?

202 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:41:24pm

Supper and dinner are interchangable.

Unless at Grandma’s house, in which case lunch was dinner and supper was supper.

203 sattv4u2  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:45:24pm

re: #201 Joanne

Were your parents from Boston?

Yes. Mom was born in Boston and moved to Everett when she was 3 (and stayed until she passed away at 87)
Dad was born and raised in Chelsea and moved to Everett when they got married and he still lives there to this day (at 89)

204 Vicious Babushka  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:45:33pm

Wingnuts are still Derping this Derpity Derp

205 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:46:01pm

re: #204 Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts are still Derping this Derpity Derp

Why let facts get in the way of a good derp?

206 Vicious Babushka  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:47:09pm

re: #205 klys

Why let facts get in the way of a good derp?

They don’t believe in this thing called Google. LIBRUL DISINFORMATION!!11 ITZ A COMMIE CONSPIRACY!!11!

207 Joanne  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:48:19pm

re: #203 sattv4u2

Hmmm. I was thinking small town first, then regional. Could be age, too.

Could be I don’t know what the fuck I’m talkin’ about, too. :-)

208 Stanghazi  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:48:43pm
209 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:51:01pm

re: #162 Walking Spanish Down the Hall

A bit of a weird thing to get upset about, isn’t it?

Try people who pronounce library liberry. That is a serious problem.

Nucular.

210 Mattand  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:54:26pm

re: #115 Kragar

They’ve taken my Dad off of all medications except for painkillers, he hasn’t eaten since last night and is dropping in an out of consciousness. The hospice care folks are saying he could go anytime in the next few days.

Been there. It’s not easy, but hang in there.

211 Vicious Babushka  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:57:23pm

Wingnuts have such weird dichotomies
There are plenty of Bible apps, it’s not an either/or

212 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 6:59:29pm

re: #211 Vicious Babushka

I feel bad for the kitten in her avatar.

Talking with my other sister, who is finishing up an internship in MN and trying to figure out what she’s doing next. We’ve established that she makes well below the federal poverty level.

There’s a reason I spoil her.

213 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:00:27pm

re: #212 klys

I should add: a significant part of that reason is that she’s being damn good about her finances anyway, despite not making much.

Of course, sequestration has been a deal for her because one of her ideal employers is the National Park Service. Yeah…

214 danarchy  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:00:48pm

re: #178 Decatur Deb

To old Pittsburgh Irish, your usage was exactly reversed. ‘Supper’ was everyday, ‘dinner’ was fancy/affected. (Both were after the workday.)

Yeah, for us supper is what we ate in the evening all together. Dinner was what we called lunch on sunday when we all sat around the table for lunch or other special occaisions like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.

215 sattv4u2  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:03:01pm

re: #207 Joanne

Hmmm. I was thinking small town first, then regional. Could be age, too.

Could be I don’t know what the fuck I’m talkin’ about, too. :-)

Join the club! (and btw,, it’s a HUGE club!!)

216 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:03:14pm

re: #209 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

Nucular.

What’s wrong with that?

217 Stanghazi  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:03:39pm
218 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:04:17pm

re: #211 Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts have such weird dichotomies
There are plenty of Bible apps, it’s not an either/or

That’s because the bible is a magic talisman to them, not something to actually, you know, study and understand. It exists, for them, to confirm their prejudices and means what their leader tells them it means. The idea of studying the bible seriously and having to actually interpret what the meaning really is instead of simply being told what it means would scare most of them senseless…

219 engineer cat  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:04:41pm

bland turkey with bland mashed potatoes and peas, and hearts of iceberg with a tomato slice and thousand island

next time you think Mad Men is teh cool, imagine having dinner like that most of the time

thai food? szechwan? sushi? osso bucco?

forget it!

220 Vicious Babushka  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:05:27pm

re: #212 klys

I feel bad for the kitten in her avatar.

Well, it could just be some kitteh that she found on Teh Interwebz.

“Christian Libertarian.”

That’s somebody who reads the Bible to tell other people how to have sex, and Ayn Rand to tell the poors to get some bootstraps.

221 blueraven  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:05:48pm

Fox pushing two new stories hard today…along with Benghazi!!

1. The Boston bombers might have [read; probably did] had outside help (the bombs were too sophisticated!!)

2. The military, under Obama, is waging war on Christians!

222 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:06:17pm

re: #220 Vicious Babushka

Well, it could just be some kitteh that she found on Teh Interwebz.

“Christian Libertarian.”

That’s somebody who reads the Bible to tell other people how to have sex, and Ayn Rand to tell the poors to get some bootstraps.

See, I like it the other way: we stay out of the bedroom and help the poor.

But what do I know?

223 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:06:27pm

re: #217 Stanley Sea

They’re proud of themselves?

Creepy.

224 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:07:37pm

Cripes. Got into a FB discussion about the DoD thing about religious proselytizing. Mainly from a religious fanatic posting the Breitbart link.

Three comments in someone chimes in with “Who gets to draw that line? When does talking about my faith become “harassment?”“

FACEPALM

225 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:08:35pm

re: #224 Feline Fearless Leader

Cripes. Got into a FB discussion about the DoD thing about religious proselytizing. Mainly from a religious fanatic posting the Breitbart link.

Three comments in someone chimes in with “Who gets to draw that line? When does talking about my faith become “harassment?”“

FACEPALM

When you’re doing it in an inappropriate setting from a position of authority and won’t shut up about it?

How is this hard to understand?

226 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:09:36pm

re: #225 klys

Here’s the pro-tip for people: if it would make you uncomfortable to have someone else sharing their religion Islam with you under those circumstances, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it yourself.

227 Vicious Babushka  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:11:41pm

You know that Sartre play “No Exit”? A parlor room in Hell with 3 people who can never leave.

I’d like to put in that room:

Pam Geller
Bryan Fischer

You nominate the third!

228 sattv4u2  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:12:42pm

re: #227 Vicious Babushka

You know that Sartre play “No Exit”? A parlor room in Hell with 3 people who can never leave.

I’d like to put in that room:

Pam Geller
Bryan Fischer

You nominate the third!

you!
/

229 blueraven  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:12:59pm

re: #227 Vicious Babushka

You know that Sartre play “No Exit”? A parlor room in Hell with 3 people who can never leave.

I’d like to put in that room:

Pam Geller
Bryan Fischer

You nominate the third!

Sean Hannity

230 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:13:40pm

re: #227 Vicious Babushka

You know that Sartre play “No Exit”? A parlor room in Hell with 3 people who can never leave.

I’d like to put in that room:

Pam Geller
Bryan Fischer

You nominate the third!

Glen Beck.

I posit an additional condition: none of the rest of us can hear them.

231 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:14:12pm

re: #225 klys

When you’re doing it in an inappropriate setting from a position of authority and won’t shut up about it?

How is this hard to understand?

In the corporate setting (and to a large extent legally) offense is in the ear of the hearer.* The Army regulations quoted earlier today make clear that commanding officers are expected to deal with it fairly and essentially on a case-by-case basis. (And I am pretty sure that if it is a commanding officer causing the issue there are methods to still request something to be done about it via an alternate chain.)

* - Note that the general policy is to try to find reasonable accommodation via communication. It’s obvious that an asshole on either end of the equation can simply decide to make things as difficult as possible. I know people who don’t know when to stop. And I also know people who are simply living to seek offense it seems. And you also don’t want a work place where everyone acts like a robot out of fear of triggering an offense.

232 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:14:46pm

re: #227 Vicious Babushka

You know that Sartre play “No Exit”? A parlor room in Hell with 3 people who can never leave.

I’d like to put in that room:

Pam Geller
Bryan Fischer

You nominate the third!

Michael Moore

233 sattv4u2  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:15:24pm

re: #232 Feline Fearless Leader

Michael Moore

“We’re gonna need a bigger room hell “

234 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:15:35pm

re: #227 Vicious Babushka

You know that Sartre play “No Exit”? A parlor room in Hell with 3 people who can never leave.

I’d like to put in that room:

Pam Geller
Bryan Fischer

You nominate the third!

Rush Limbaugh

235 Vicious Babushka  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:15:42pm

I just went back and read the synopsis of No Exit. I hadn’t read it since high school. Never realized that Sartre was such a homophobe.

236 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:15:58pm

re: #231 Feline Fearless Leader

Agreed.

That’s where my second suggestion tried to give each person a yardstick by which to measure, using their own personal boogeyman.

That being said, the intersection between “reasonable” and “people who think that spreading their religion at any means necessary” tends to be small.

237 Vicious Babushka  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:16:29pm

Floral wins!

Pam Geller
Bryan Fischer
Rush Limbaugh

Together in Hell for eternity.

238 HoosierHoops  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:16:39pm

re: #225 klys

When you’re doing it in an inappropriate setting from a position of authority and won’t shut up about it?

How is this hard to understand?

How hard is this to understand? You can’t be on duty and talk about politics either..Why not a headlines that declares the Military will court Marshall you if you talk about Rush on duty?

239 The Mountain That Blogs  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:17:08pm

re: #227 Vicious Babushka

You know that Sartre play “No Exit”? A parlor room in Hell with 3 people who can never leave.

I’d like to put in that room:

Pam Geller
Bryan Fischer

You nominate the third!

Probably Assad.

240 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:17:36pm

re: #225 klys

When you’re doing it in an inappropriate setting from a position of authority and won’t shut up about it?

How is this hard to understand?

I think it’s their projection of victimhood at play. Next comment was “”Who gets to draw the line? the permanently offended?”

I think I’ll drop out of this since it’s pretty obvious the viewpoint is ossified. Maybe just follow it to see how it runs in its predictability.

241 Decatur Deb  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:17:41pm

re: #227 Vicious Babushka

You know that Sartre play “No Exit”? A parlor room in Hell with 3 people who can never leave.

I’d like to put in that room:

Pam Geller
Bryan Fischer

You nominate the third!

A flunkout from the College of Pipers.

242 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:17:56pm

re: #227 Vicious Babushka

You know that Sartre play “No Exit”? A parlor room in Hell with 3 people who can never leave.

I’d like to put in that room:

Pam Geller
Bryan Fischer

You nominate the third!

Robert Spencer.

243 Vicious Babushka  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:18:18pm

re: #239 The Mountain That Blogs

Probably Assad.

Assad joins Satan and Saddam.

244 calochortus  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:19:09pm

re: #221 blueraven

Fox pushing two new stories hard today…along with Benghazi!!

1. The Boston bombers might have [read; probably did] had outside help (the bombs were too sophisticated!!)

2. The military, under Obama, is waging war on Christians!

“Outside help”=read more than one website for bomb-making ideas.

245 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:19:42pm

re: #235 Vicious Babushka

I just went back and read the synopsis of No Exit. I hadn’t read it since high school. Never realized that Sartre was such a homophobe.

Really? I’ll have to go back and look again as well.

But I do remember I always preferred Camus to Sartre for many reasons.

246 klys  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:20:26pm

re: #240 Feline Fearless Leader

I think it’s their projection of victimhood at play. Next comment was “”Who gets to draw the line? the permanently offended?”

I think I’ll drop out of this since it’s pretty obvious the viewpoint is ossified. Maybe just follow it to see how it runs in its predictability.

Persecution is definitely something often emphasized in Christianity (especially evangelical Christianity) today. Except they miss the part where Jesus just accepted it and moved on.

I don’t do political or religious discussions on Facebook. In general, the ones I disagree with the most tend to be family, and in a lot of cases it’s just easier to not go there.

247 danarchy  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:21:30pm

re: #237 Vicious Babushka

Floral wins!

Pam Geller
Bryan Fischer
Rush Limbaugh

Together in Hell for eternity.

If this is supposed to be Hell, the third should be a radical muslim. Those three would probably get along too well, unless this is hell for some fourth person in the room. Besides just think of the jokes…

An extremist jew, christian and muslim walk into a parlor…

248 kirkspencer  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:21:53pm

re: #224 Feline Fearless Leader

Cripes. Got into a FB discussion about the DoD thing about religious proselytizing. Mainly from a religious fanatic posting the Breitbart link.

Three comments in someone chimes in with “Who gets to draw that line? When does talking about my faith become “harassment?”“

FACEPALM

Well, if you want to be mostly correct while shattering their world, the person who gets to draw the line is the CiC, aka the President.

249 austin_blue  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:29:13pm

re: #115 Kragar

They’ve taken my Dad off of all medications except for painkillers, he hasn’t eaten since last night and is dropping in an out of consciousness. The hospice care folks are saying he could go anytime in the next few days.

My dear Lizard, She Who Must Be Obeyed and I have buried all of our parents. It is so hard a process, but thank the gods that Hospice exists. They ease the process and assuage the built-in guilt of the “What if?” that we all naturally feel. My deepest condolences and to you and yours.

250 Joanne  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:53:29pm

re: #227 Vicious Babushka

You know that Sartre play “No Exit”? A parlor room in Hell with 3 people who can never leave.

I’d like to put in that room:

Pam Geller
Bryan Fischer

You nominate the third!

Dan Savage when his time comes.

251 Joanne  Thu, May 2, 2013 7:54:44pm

re: #229 blueraven

Nononono. You’re making eternity fun for them. I’m going for eternal damnation. A gay, liberal who’s smart and savagely funny.


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