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196 comments

1 erik_t  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:34:38am

The Dictionary of Numbers, which is an exceptionally cool browser plugin, informs me that this is about the price of a Nintendo 3DS in 2011.

2 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:37:22am

Alabama lawmaker says he’s being stalked by strippers

A conservative Christian Alabama lawmaker has publicly thanked his wife for threatening several exotic dancers who he claimed were stalking him.

Alabama state Sen. Shadrack McGill (R) on Tuesday told AL.com that a number of strippers had come to his work at even to his home in the middle of the night during his last campaign.

3 GeneJockey  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:38:18am

Dictionary of Numbers? Starts with “Eight”, right? Then “Five”, “Four”, etc.

4 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:38:39am
5 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:39:27am

re: #2 Kragar

Alabama lawmaker says he’s being stalked by strippers

Strippers never stalked me. How did I miss that when I was young and single?

6 wrenchwench  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:39:43am

re: #2 Kragar

Alabama lawmaker says he’s being stalked by strippers

Beats being stripped by stalkers.

Or maybe not.

7 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:40:50am

I wonder what song this thing plays?

8 darthstar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:41:42am

re: #7 NJDhockeyfan

I wonder what song this thing plays?

It’s Germany, so probably something by Kraftwerk.

9 Lidane  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:42:05am

Rebranding!

10 GeneJockey  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:42:19am

re: #7 NJDhockeyfan

I wonder what song this thing plays?

Seems like a good idea, till you remember rain also falls while you’re trying to sleep! This is also why you don’t hang windchimes outside your bedroom!
//

11 wrenchwench  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:43:25am

re: #8 darthstar

It’s Germany, so probably something by Kraftwerk.

Or maybe The Wall.

Or Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.

Or Itsy Bitsy Spider, Extra Long Version.

12 lawhawk  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:44:10am

re: #7 NJDhockeyfan

Not much of one - it’s more interesting to see, than hear:

Youtube Video

13 GeneJockey  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:44:48am

re: #11 wrenchwench

Or maybe The Wall.

Or Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.

Or Itsy Bitsy Spider, Extra Long Version.

Singing in the…well, you get the idea.

14 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:45:16am

DERPIEST TWEET OF THE DAY

15 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:46:14am

re: #11 wrenchwench

Or maybe The Wall.

Or Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.

Or Itsy Bitsy Spider, Extra Long Version.

Or…
Youtube Video

16 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:46:18am

re: #14 Vicious Babushka

DERPIEST TWEET OF THE DAY

Yup, a policy enacted in 2005 = Democratic Healthcare

17 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:46:40am

re: #14 Vicious Babushka

DERPIEST TWEET OF THE DAY

I notice all these fuckheads bitching about the inability to find a lung for this little girl, but none in a rush to donate a lobe from their own. Guess that’s what they call “compassionate conservatism.”

18 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:46:47am

re: #16 Kragar

Yup, a policy enacted in 2005 = Democratic Healthcare

Because a lung transplant costs the same as a condom!

19 GeneJockey  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:47:05am

re: #14 Vicious Babushka

DERPIEST TWEET OF THE DAY

Christ. Is it possible he’s just a piece of Performance Art?

20 GeneJockey  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:47:38am

re: #18 Vicious Babushka

Because a lung transplant costs the same as a condom!

Or because we have factories turning out lungs, just like the ones making condoms.

21 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:47:43am

re: #17 Targetpractice

I notice all these fuckheads bitching about the inability to find a lung for this little girl, but none in a rush to donate a lobe from their own. Guess that’s what they call “compassionate conservatism.”

The thing is that she can not accept a “living lobe” it has to be a complete lung set from a deceased person.

22 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:48:00am

re: #15 NJDhockeyfan

Or…

Youtube Video

23 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:48:14am

re: #2 Kragar

Alabama lawmaker says he’s being stalked by strippers

They all wanted their $5!

24 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:49:05am

re: #21 Vicious Babushka

The thing is that she can not accept a “living lobe” it has to be a complete lung set from a deceased person.

So maybe two compassionate conservatives donate one apiece?

25 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:49:41am

re: #22 Kragar

Or…

Or…

Youtube Video

26 wrenchwench  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:49:50am

re: #12 lawhawk

Not much of one - it’s more interesting to see, than hear:

[Embedded content]

Sounds like a German-speaking percussion instrument.

27 GeneJockey  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:49:57am

re: #24 Kragar

So maybe two compassionate conservatives donate one apiece?

Twice the rejection, like the time I asked a pair of twins to dance at the Theta Chi house back in 1975.

28 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:50:07am

re: #20 GeneJockey

Or because we have factories turning out lungs, just like the ones making condoms.

We used to have iron ones - and then the government did some national medical something something and interfered with it. And destroyed the market for them!

29 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:50:15am

re: #14 Vicious Babushka

DERPIEST TWEET OF THE DAY

30 wrenchwench  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:50:29am

re: #22 Kragar

Or…

Orrrr….

Youtube Video

31 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:50:45am

re: #12 lawhawk

Not much of one - it’s more interesting to see, than hear:

Pretty cool but I wouldn’t want to listen to that every time it rained.

32 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:51:36am

re: #23 Feline Fearless Leader

They all wanted their $5!

All I know is they wasted an awesome name on a guy who sounds like a complete dipshit.

I used to have a D&D character named Shadrack.

Youtube Video

33 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:52:39am

Stockman’s a real fucking idiot. Pardon mah French.

34 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:52:43am

re: #30 wrenchwench

Orrrr….

Or…

Youtube Video

35 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:53:14am

re: #30 wrenchwench

Orrrr….

Or…

Youtube Video

36 lawhawk  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:55:04am

re: #8 darthstar

Rammstein.

37 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:55:30am

re: #35 Kragar

Or…

[Embedded content]

Or…

Youtube Video

38 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:55:43am
39 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:56:21am

re: #36 lawhawk

Rammstein.

Or Peter Fox.

Youtube Video

40 lawhawk  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:56:41am

re: #14 Vicious Babushka

41 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:58:20am

re: #40 lawhawk

YOU LIBRUL LIER! TAKE UR OBAMUNIST LIES ELSEWHERE U LIBTARD!!!

42 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:58:41am

re: #40 lawhawk

Wingnuts: Why is this girl more important than someone else’s mother, father, husband, or wife?

43 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:00:10pm

I wonder if she wants a new grandson?

44 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:00:19pm

re: #38 Vicious Babushka

@DLoesch We’re continually told abortion s/b btw woman & her doctor. Why do they feel differently about Sarah’s lung transplant? #DLRS

Thing is, I’m pretty sure the doctors have taken her folks aside, told them the risks, told them that she requires lungs from a child and thus is already gambling on a child with a compatible set of lungs dying in her region in time to get them, and even if they got the lungs would still be gambling that she survived a handful of years while being pumped full of immunosuppressant cocktail.

45 GeneJockey  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:00:25pm

re: #40 lawhawk

Not to mention that I heard this morning that she’s likely only got 3-5 weeks, so it seems to me the likelihood of someone dying who’s a good enough match, and an organ donor, and all in the next 3 weeks is pretty small. And that’s leaving aside the question of whether someone else will die without this imagined set of lungs.

46 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:00:27pm

Uh Dana, dr’s offices don’t have a supply of lungs just lying around, they have to coordinate through central agency to obtain organs.

47 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:00:28pm

re: #33 Gus

Stockman’s a real fucking idiot. Pardon mah French.

As a resident of Texas, I cannot name even ONE current Republican officeholder at either the state or federal level who has a higher cognitive level than pocket lint.

Being this obnoxiously stupid is a damn requirement for public office for Texas Republicans.

48 dell*nix  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:00:49pm

re: #40 lawhawk

Might remind them that for her to get a set of lungs, another 10year old has to die for the lungs to be available. I don’t do twitter.

49 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:00:56pm

The Wingnuts are trying to make it sound like somewhere there is a huge warehouse with a locker marked “Human Lungs” and that democrats just don’t want to let them have a pair.

50 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:01:17pm

re: #43 NJDhockeyfan

I wonder if she wants a new grandson?

You know, the night of the drawing, I said aloud that I’d laugh myself to death if it turned out that the winner in Florida was an 80-something pensioner.

51 Mattand  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:01:58pm

re: #7 NJDhockeyfan

I wonder what song this thing plays?

Something soothing, like this.

52 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:02:04pm

re: #50 Targetpractice

You know, the night of the drawing, I said aloud that I’d laugh myself to death if it turned out that the winner in Florida was an 80-something pensioner.

“I’M PISSING THE WHOLE THING AWAY ON MY CATS!”

53 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:02:11pm

re: #48 dell*nix

Might remind them that for her to get a set of lungs, another 10year old has to die for the lungs to be available. I don’t do twitter.

They want her to get a set of lungs from a grownup, even a smoker.

54 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:02:23pm

re: #49 Kragar

The Wingnuts are trying to make it sound like somewhere there is a huge warehouse with a locker marked “Human Lungs” and that democrats just don’t want to let them have a pair.

Pretty much. That the market is practically swimming in lungs, but Sebelius is refusing to let her live because Obamacare!

55 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:02:25pm

re: #50 Targetpractice

You know, the night of the drawing, I said aloud that I’d laugh myself to death if it turned out that the winner in Florida was an 80-something pensioner.

Apparently someone let her cut in front of the line so she could get her ticket.

56 Mattand  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:03:02pm

re: #50 Targetpractice

You know, the night of the drawing, I said aloud that I’d laugh myself to death if it turned out that the winner in Florida was an 80-something pensioner.

Dibs on your computer.

57 GeneJockey  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:04:05pm

re: #54 Targetpractice

Pretty much. That the market is practically swimming in lungs, but Sebelius is refusing to let her live because Obamacare!

My understanding is that there are about 40 OTHER folks in need of lung transplants in PA at the moment. I don’t imagine it’s a line that moves very fast.

58 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:04:40pm

re: #55 NJDhockeyfan

Apparently someone let her cut in front of the line so she could get her ticket.

That someone is probably feeling somewhat suicidal right now.

59 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:05:19pm

re: #14 Vicious Babushka

DERPIEST TWEET OF THE DAY

Day ain’t over yet.

60 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:05:28pm

re: #39 Kragar

Or Peter Fox.

I loves me some Peter Fox, that wacky German weirdo.

Youtube Video

61 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:06:09pm

“Stadtaffe” = “Monkeytown.”

62 wrenchwench  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:06:51pm

re: #38 Vicious Babushka

We’re continually told abortion s/b btw woman & her doctor. Why do they feel differently about Sarah’s lung transplant

Having her lungs removed can be between her and her doctor. Putting someone else’s lungs in requires the involvement of at least one other person, and actually a whole lot of them.

63 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:07:24pm

re: #59 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

Day ain’t over yet.

Dana Loesch is trying to outDerp Stockman but she hasn’t got there yet.

64 Tigger2  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:08:18pm

re: #2 Kragar

Alabama lawmaker says he’s being stalked by strippers

Hell I’m an old guy I’ll send him my add to give to the strippers and take that burden away from him, it’s the least I can do./

65 Archangelus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:09:26pm

re: #63 Vicious Babushka

Dana Loesch is trying to outDerp Stockman but she hasn’t got there yet.

That’s a whole new level of derptitude for her to have to reach (well, ‘descend” would be more fitting)…

66 GeneJockey  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:09:35pm

re: #62 wrenchwench

Having her lungs removed can be between her and her doctor. Putting someone else’s lungs in requires the involvement of at least one other person, and actually a whole lot of them.

Yeah: “Hi! I know you’ve been waiting for a lung transplant for your wife, but do you mind if this little girl gets them? Oh, yeah, and this might mean your wife dies while we’re waiting for another pair.”

67 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:10:08pm

NASA | Fiery Looping Rain on the Sun


Youtube Video

68 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:11:11pm

WHOA. THIS MAY BE THE DERP OF THE DAY.

69 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:11:22pm

re: #66 GeneJockey

Yeah: “Hi! I know you’ve been waiting for a lung transplant for your wife, but do you mind if this little girl gets them? Oh, yeah, and this might mean your wife dies while we’re waiting for another pair.”

“WHY DO YOU HATE LITTLE GIRLS? ARE YOU A GODLESS COMMIE?”

70 erik_t  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:12:24pm

Okay, Bryan. Here’s Cardinal Glick’s golf club. Get to work.

71 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:12:25pm

re: #68 Vicious Babushka

WHOA. THIS MAY BE THE DERP OF THE DAY.

DEMONS!

Maybe Bryan thinks we should toss IRS agents into a lake to see if the water accepts them or we should burn them at the stake for witchcraft.

72 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:12:53pm

re: #71 Kragar

DEMONS!

Maybe Bryan thinks we should toss IRS agents into a lake to see if the water accepts them or we should burn them at the stake for witchcraft.

Does an IRS agent weigh the same as a duck?

73 GeneJockey  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:14:39pm

re: #72 Vicious Babushka

Does an IRS agent weigh the same as a duck?

I only regret that I have but one upding to give for that post.

74 Tigger2  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:15:02pm

re: #68 Vicious Babushka

WHOA. THIS MAY BE THE DERP OF THE DAY.

You know Bryan a lot of people feel the same way about the American Family Association.

75 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:15:28pm

If you think the answer involves demons, then perhaps you should excuse yourself from answering any more questions.

76 A Mom Anon  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:16:04pm

re: #66 GeneJockey

I’m not sure whether these fools just have no idea how the world outside their own little path to work, store, home, tea party rallies and back works, or they are just completely and willfully stupid. Nah, it’s both, who am I kidding?

The head of HHS has no power at all to intervene in any sort of medical decision, where the hell did they get this from? And if HHS had this kind of power, wouldn’t they completely freak the fuck out?

This really has to stop. Has this mess made the regular media yet? And if so, WHY?

77 GeneJockey  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:16:11pm

re: #69 Kragar

“WHY DO YOU HATE LITTLE GIRLS? ARE YOU A GODLESS COMMIE?”

Yeah. I could imagine some reporter getting ahold of the list and going around asking/shaming potential recipients on camera.

78 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:16:29pm

National Organ Transplant Act of 1984

The National Organ Transplant Act (1984 Pub.L. 98-507), approved October 19, 1984 and amended in 1988 and 1990, outlawed the sale of human organs and provided for the establishment of the Task Force on Organ Transplantation; authorized the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants for the planning, establishment, and initial operation of qualified Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs); and established the formation of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. It was sponsored by Rep. Al Gore and Sen. Orrin Hatch…

79 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:16:58pm

re: #77 GeneJockey

Yeah. I could imagine some reporter getting ahold of the list and going around asking/shaming potential recipients on camera.

“How does it feel breathing knowing you killed a little girl to do it?”

80 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:17:12pm

re: #68 Vicious Babushka

WHOA. THIS MAY BE THE DERP OF THE DAY.

Bryan sort of missed that whole “rendering unto Caesar” thing, didn’t he?

81 erik_t  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:18:12pm

re: #80 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

Bryan sort of missed that whole “rendering unto Caesar” thing, didn’t he?

So you’re saying I can pay my taxes by sending Bryan Fischer to the IRS?

82 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:18:30pm

Obviously, the Wingnuts are angry at the wrong folks about organ transplants. They should be blaming the demons.

84 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:21:18pm

UNOS | Donation & Transplantation | OPTN

The National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) of 1984 called for an Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) to be created and run by a private, non-profit organization under federal contract. The federal Final Rule provides a regulatory framework for the structure and operation of the OPTN. The OPTN should:


increase and ensure the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of organ sharing in the national system of organ allocation
increase the supply of donated organs available for transplantation
85 Backwoods_Sleuth  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:22:40pm

re: #10 GeneJockey

Seems like a good idea, till you remember rain also falls while you’re trying to sleep! This is also why you don’t hang windchimes outside your bedroom!
//

I have the typical old-style Appalachian house with a metal roof. I sleep best when rain is drumming on that roof.
Not so much when it’s thunderstorms with hail, though…

86 Eventual Carrion  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:23:09pm

re: #14 Vicious Babushka

DERPIEST TWEET OF THE DAY

Democrat-run health care: Ten year old girls can get taxpayer-funded condoms, but not lung transplants.
— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) June 5, 2013

And Stevo when you can make fucking lungs by the shitload in a factory, then everyone can have them too. Until then, if you don’t want to give yours up, STFU.

87 Eventual Carrion  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:24:02pm

re: #20 GeneJockey

Or because we have factories turning out lungs, just like the ones making condoms.

Damn this keeps happening )

88 Backwoods_Sleuth  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:24:54pm

re: #16 Kragar

Yup, a policy enacted in 2005 = Democratic Healthcare

and the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) was created in 1984…
…that would be Reagan…

89 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:24:55pm

OPTN Statement Regarding Lung Transplantation and Pediatric Priority

Recent media coverage has focused public attention on the needs of lung transplant candidates, especially those who are young children. Nearly 1,700 people nationwide await a life-saving lung transplant, including 30 children age 10 or younger. Unfortunately, due to the shortage of organ donors, many people must wait months or years for a transplant opportunity and some patients die without a transplant. Another 117,000 people are listed for other types of organ transplants.

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) manages the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under federal contract. The OPTN is charged with developing national policy to distribute available organs among all waiting list candidates. OPTN allocation policy is applied consistently to allow all candidates an equitable opportunity to receive a transplant, recognizing that their individual medical needs and circumstances will vary.

Every transplant begins with someone’s selfless commitment to save the lives of others through organ donation. While policy continues to be developed and refined to best meet the needs of all candidates, the public can help meet the needs of all who continue to wait by making and sharing a personal commitment to donation. For more information about registering to be a donor, please visit organdonor.gov You can also register and share your commitment through facebook.com [Exit Disclaimer]…

90 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:25:01pm
91 leftynyc  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:25:18pm

Question - I buy from Amazon all the time - if I use one of the links here to get there, do you get a commission no matter what I’m buying?

92 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:25:20pm
…The biological needs and circumstances of candidates younger than age 12 are different from either adolescent or adult candidates. One key difference is the size and lung capacity of donors and patients among these age ranges. For this reason, lung allocation policy differs for these groups of candidates and is designed to suit their unique needs. Children younger than age 12 have priority for all donors of similar age and size within a 1,000-mile radius before any older candidates would be considered. In some circumstances, a transplant center may determine that a child’s condition warrants a reduced size transplant from an adult donor. If the center wishes to consider this additional treatment option, these children will have access to adult organs once they are offered to adolescents and adults in the same allocation zone.

In 2012, there were 460 pediatric organ donors in the United States, including 114 between the ages of 6 and 10 years. Although there were only 11 lung donors in that age group, that number likely reflects low demand (two lung transplants in recipients aged 6-10) as much as organ availability.

OPTN policies allow status adjustments for specifically defined groups of candidates with unique medical circumstances not addressed by the overall policy. A request to adjust the status of a patient under age 12 so that they may be included in the allocation sequence for adolescents and adults is not within the scope of the existing lung allocation policy.

OPTN cannot create a policy exemption on behalf of an individual patient, since giving an advantage to one patient may unduly disadvantage others. However, the network routinely reviews organ allocation policy to be sure that it reflects the needs of all groups of candidates. In this review process, the OPTN considers public input as well as medical data and experience.

While the availability of organs remains limited, the OPTN is committed to developing and improving policies that give all groups of candidates the best possible opportunity for life-saving transplantation.

93 jaunte  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:25:29pm

re: #86 Eventual Carrion

Stockman has at least one body part he’s not using.

94 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:26:10pm

Hmmm, yogurt and granola or do I partake in free chili dogs and nachos provided by our managers?

95 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:26:12pm

re: #81 erik_t

So you’re saying I can pay my taxes by sending Bryan Fischer to the IRS?

Not at all. Even the demons at IRS must be aware that Bryan is absolutely worthless.

96 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:26:53pm

Lungs, like most human organs, are not simply plug-and-play. You can’t rip the heart from a small-framed office workers and expect it will be adequate for a large-framed construction worker. Even before you get into the size issue, you have to deal with blood type, tissue matching, if the recipient is healthy enough to receive the new organs, and so forth. And even if all that works for them, they still are facing a life of being on a constant supply of pharmaceuticals to keep their body from destroying their new organs because they view them as foreign invaders. The price of which is that their immune system is less able to fight off everyday infections and more dangerous bastards are pretty much a death sentence.

97 lawhawk  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:27:56pm

re: #83 Gus

The 2000 legislation was not enacted.

In any event, the final rule for the OPTN was finalized in 2000, and subsequently amended in 2005 to clarify and improve the system. The current system is based on the 2005 rules.

98 GeneJockey  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:28:39pm

re: #94 Kragar

Hmmm, yogurt and granola or do I partake in free chili dogs and nachos provided by our managers?

Chili dogs and nachos as a main course, yogurt and granola as a dessert. You can pretend the latter makes it healthy.

99 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:29:37pm

Giving money to your church so God’s self appointed representatives on earth can have a kick ass house and place of business is a blessed act.

Giving money to your community to pay for infrastructure, healthcare, education and defense is tyranny.

100 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:31:08pm

re: #97 lawhawk

The 2000 legislation was not enacted.

In any event, the final rule for the OPTN was finalized in 2000, and subsequently amended in 2005 to clarify and improve the system. The current system is based on the 2005 rules.

Right. Which started in 1984 with the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984.

101 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:32:06pm

re: #100 Gus

Right. Which started in 1984 with the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984.

History

Before NOTA was put in place, there was no clear jurisdiction on what property rights were for a human corpse. Instead, America applied a “quasi-right” to a corpse. This meant that the relatives of a deceased person had a possessory right long enough to decide how to bury or dispose of the corpse. This does not mean a property right which means they do not have a right to transfer, devise, possess, and lease the human organs and tissues.[2]

Due to a shortage in organs but a growing demand for transplantations, people began to use other means to purchase organs outside of a hospital setting. The organ market began to become a commercial market. H. Barry Jacobs, the head of a Virginia company, announced in 1983 a new plan to buy and sell human organs on the market. This plan put healthy, human kidneys in the price range of up to $10,000 plus a $20,000 to $50,000 commission fee for Jacobs.[3] This brought the issue out into the open. NOTA was a response to this proposal making it criminal to transfer human organs for valuable consideration for the purposes of a human transplantation.[4]

At the time NOTA was passed, there was an 80% survival rate for kidney transplants. A new drug, cyclo-sporin that had been introduced had also increased the survival rate of liver transplant patients from 35% to 70% in a patients first year of undergoing a liver transplant. This made it clear that the legislation was aware of a growing need and also growing shortage of organs when NOTA was passed.[5]

102 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:32:21pm

re: #70 erik_t

Okay, Bryan. Here’s Cardinal Glick’s golf club. Get to work.

And Henry VIII just called. He has more use for your wealth and property than you do. Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and all that. Plus he’s the King. You know, ruling by the Grace of God and all that.

103 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:32:36pm

SARAH CAN’T GET HER LUNGS BECAUSE OF REAGANCARE DEATH PANELS!!!

104 Backwoods_Sleuth  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:34:37pm

re: #77 GeneJockey

Yeah. I could imagine some reporter getting ahold of the list and going around asking/shaming potential recipients on camera.

Wolf Blitzer!!!

105 Backwoods_Sleuth  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:36:34pm

re: #93 jaunte

Stockman has at least one body part he’s not using.

My guess is at least two…

106 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:36:58pm

Fox News host: ‘Why is MSNBC devoting time’ to sexual assaults instead of IRS?

As competing hearings in the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House Appropriations Committee were underway on Tuesday, Tantaros said on her radio show that she couldn’t understand why MSNBC wasn’t devoting more time to the House Republicans’ fourth IRS hearing.

“What are they the place for breaking? Breaking wind? Breaking what? I mean, what are they doing over there?” she asked. “Sex crimes in the military, they are a real issue. There’s no doubt about that. I’m not going to just poo-poo it. What baffles me, though, is the way they prioritize these issues, the timing and tone of this.”

“Why is MSNBC devoting time to this issue?” Tantaros, who also hosts Fox News’ The Five, wondered. “There are so many other issues to deal with.”

107 Lidane  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:37:41pm

re: #106 Kragar

Fox News host: ‘Why is MSNBC devoting time’ to sexual assaults instead of IRS?

Because they’re not busy pandering to the RWNJ morons?

108 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:40:29pm

Trying to lay blame (if that is even logical) on Sebelius or Obama is beyond stupid. These rules began in 1984 under Reagan and have been modified by Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2, and possibly Obama. Sarah’s dilemma is nothing new and she’s being used by the wingnuts to attack Obama on a regulation that has been affecting children under 12 for a very long time now. A dilemma that is faced by most transplant patients.

109 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:41:13pm

And these rules have nothing to do with “Obamacare.” Nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

110 A Mom Anon  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:41:24pm

re: #107 Lidane

Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone…

I’m glad Ms Tarantula or whatever is the arbiter of what is important. Now I can sleep tonight….

111 erik_t  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:41:49pm

re: #106 Kragar

Fox News host: ‘Why is MSNBC devoting time’ to sexual assaults instead of IRS?

Quasi-institutionalized rape versus paperwork for tax exemptions. Hmmmmmm.

Shaking. My. Fucking. Head.

112 Lidane  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:43:25pm

GOHMERT!

113 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:44:15pm

re: #111 erik_t

Quasi-institutionalized rape versus paperwork for tax exemptions. Hmmmmmm.

Shaking. My. Fucking. Head.

“Oh no, you didn’t get a tax break right away while you peddled your insipid Tea Party horseshit. Its just like the Nazis did to the Jews!”

Tired of their whiny ass victimhood complex.

114 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:44:16pm

re: #106 Kragar

Fox News host: ‘Why is MSNBC devoting time’ to sexual assaults instead of IRS?

And a few weeks back, they were whining that none of the major news stations were paying serious attention to the 13th Benghazi hearing. Shocking as it may be, there is other news besides the slow-moving trainwreck that is the GOP’s efforts to relive the days of Whitewater.

115 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:44:57pm

re: #112 Lidane

GOHMERT!

If I were Christie, I’d appoint a democrat and say I did it just to piss off dumbass Texans.

116 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:45:39pm

re: #112 Lidane

GOHMERT!

It’s almost like they’re daring Christie to appoint a Democrat to the vacancy. I say call their bluff and put Cory Booker in there.

117 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:46:16pm

Latest on the building collapse in Philadelphia is one woman dead and thirteen injured (all in stable or better condition). Possibly still one person trapped in rubble.

A 4-story building next to the 2-story Salvation Army Thrift Store was being demolished. Due to what was possibly an industrial accident an entire wall of the 4-story building collapsed and fell onto the Thrift store and out into 22nd Street.

118 Lidane  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:46:40pm

re: #114 Targetpractice

The GOP’s greatest wish these days is a stained blue dress.

119 Stanghazi  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:47:06pm

re: #117 Feline Fearless Leader

Latest on the building collapse in Philadelphia is one woman dead and thirteen injured (all in stable or better condition). Possibly still one person trapped in rubble.

A 4-story building next to the 2-story Salvation Army Thrift Store was being demolished. Due to what was possibly an industrial accident an entire wall of the 4-story building collapsed and fell onto the Thrift store and out into 22nd Street.

That sucks.

120 Lidane  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:47:53pm

re: #116 Targetpractice

It’s almost like they’re daring Christie to appoint a Democrat to the vacancy. I say call their bluff and put Cory Booker in there.

If I was Christie I’d do it, just for the lulz.

Could you imagine every press conference he’d give after that, especially if Faux News or some Breitbart douche tried to steamroll him?

121 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:48:52pm

I reiterate that if this dumbass wins here in November, I’m getting the fuck out of this state.

Cuccinnelli Suggests IRS Targeting Virginia, Too

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) on Wednesday accused the Internal Revenue Service of deliberately holding up $125 million owed to his state.

“For a long time we thought it was glaring incompetence,” Cuccinelli, who is running for governor, told The Richmond Times-Dispatch. “But in light of the last month or two, we’re now beginning to wonder whether maybe there are more deliberate motives.”

The “last month or two” refers to the ongoing IRS scandal, in which the agency was found to have inappropriately screened and handled applications for tax-exempt status from conservative groups.

The money is Virginia’s claimed portion of a $1.5 billion Medicaid fraud settlement the government reached with Abbott Laboratories in May 2012. According to Cuccinelli’s office, Virginia’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit performed at least 80 percent of the investigative work, earning the $125 million share of the nearly $200 million asset forfeiture in the case. But federal officials have said, according to Cuccinelli’s office, that the IRS has refused to properly fill out post-case paperwork, holding up the payment. (In August 2012, federal officials told Cuccinelli his state would receive $95 million, not $125 million.)

“I have to openly wonder whether this is an intentional act to deny Virginia its asset forfeiture money,” Cuccinelli said.

122 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:50:08pm

re: #120 Lidane

If I was Christie I’d do it, just for the lulz.

Could you imagine every press conference he’d give after that, especially if Faux News or some Breitbart douche tried to steamroll him?

There was some coach a few years back who got pissed at a reporter, but due to the rules he couldn’t kick the guy out of a press conference.

So he invited everyone else back to the locker room for private interviews and left shitheel cooling his heels in the empty press room.

123 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:50:33pm

re: #106 Kragar

Fox News host: ‘Why is MSNBC devoting time’ to sexual assaults instead of IRS?

Because the rape culture in the military is an echo of the rape culture outside the military and that is far more important than Teabaggers with their knickers in a knot.

124 Backwoods_Sleuth  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:51:32pm

re: #112 Lidane


I read somewhere today that the wingnuts are claiming Democratic governors always appoint Democrats to fill seats left vacant by Republicans.
Somehow, the google-machine has no knowledge of that…

But funniest comment I read was someone “proving” that point by breathlessly saying the Massachusetts governor appointed a Democrat to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Kerry.
The stupid…it burns…

125 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:52:03pm

Oh yeah.

Cystic fibrosis research gets boon from stem cell work - U.S. moral opposition vs. real results

Cystic fibrosis research gets boon from stem cell work - U.S. moral opposition vs. real results
September 8, 2004 at 5:08 pm admin No comments

Here’s the first solid breakthrough in stem cell research that federally funded U.S. investigators will not be able to take advantage of. The Scotsman online newspaper reports that U.K. scientists have isolated embryonic stem cells that contain the genetic defect that causes cystic fibrosis-one of the worst inherited-disease killers. “CF clogs the lungs and other organs in the body with thick, sticky mucus, triggering repeated infections which ultimately lead to death.” The thought is that researchers will now be able to work much more directly on finding a cure for CF.

China has already sworn to step up its work in stem cell research because the U.S. is hesitating. The U.K. just recently announced a 1-year experimental trial period of allowing this research-which may be why this particular development is just being reported (since they produced the cells originally a year ago and have since been reproducing them to the tune of millions)…

126 Backwoods_Sleuth  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:52:35pm

re: #114 Targetpractice

And a few weeks back, they were whining that none of the major news stations were paying serious attention to the 13th Benghazi hearing. Shocking as it may be, there is other news besides the slow-moving trainwreck that is the GOP’s efforts to relive the days of Whitewater.

and too many of that “other news” are also slow-moving trainwrecks…

127 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:52:42pm

re: #106 Kragar

Fox News host: ‘Why is MSNBC devoting time’ to sexual assaults instead of IRS?

Yeah how dare MSNBC focus on something that’s been an ongoing problem rather than focus on a bunch of whiny Tea Party shitheads.

128 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:52:48pm

Stem cell research. Genetic research. You know. The same research that these same pro-life fucktards that are allegedly supporting Sarah oppose.

129 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:54:06pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

I read somewhere today that the wingnuts are claiming Democratic governors always appoint Democrats to fill seats left vacant by Republicans.
Somehow, the google-machine has no knowledge of that…

But funniest comment I read was someone “proving” that point by breathlessly saying the Massachusetts governor appointed a Democrat to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Kerry.
The stupid…it burns…

I can disprove that one immediately actually. When Senator Thomas of Wyoming died, the governor, a Democrat filled his seat with a Republican, a Republiacn who has kept the seat to this day.
en.wikipedia.org

130 Lidane  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:54:30pm

UNPOSSIBLE! If we had actual horses in Congress instead of the idiots there now, things might actually get done:

131 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:54:41pm
132 Backwoods_Sleuth  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:54:50pm

re: #129 HappyWarrior


thank you!

133 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:56:01pm

re: #132 Backwoods_Sleuth

thank you!

Not a problem.

134 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:56:43pm

re: #130 Lidane

UNPOSSIBLE! If we had actual horses in Congress instead of the idiots there now, things might actually get done:

Wait, they had Helen Mirren at an orgy in the White House and I’m just now finding out about it?

135 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:56:57pm

re: #121 Targetpractice

I reiterate that if this dumbass wins here in November, I’m getting the fuck out of this state.

Cuccinnelli Suggests IRS Targeting Virginia, Too

I fucking hate this wacko. I may join you in your exodus if I can get a well paying enough job.

136 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 12:58:52pm

Breaking Bad as a Sitcom

Youtube Video

137 wrenchwench  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:00:11pm

re: #109 Gus

And these rules have nothing to do with “Obamacare.” Nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

My next door neighbor down here at work sells home and auto insurance. This morning she brought in a guy who sells life and health insurance. I told him I was waiting to see what I could do under Obamacare. He spent 20 minutes talking about how awful it was going to be and how important it was that I get something before Obamacare went into effect, then I ushered them to the door because the customer who was fixing his own bike in my rack was done.

138 darthstar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:01:42pm

re: #136 Charles Johnson

Breaking Bad as a Sitcom

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I thought Breaking Bad was a sitcom.

139 steve_davis  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:02:15pm

absolutely cool as shit. the only annoying thing is there really just aren’t that many apps. I play a lot of chess and having a powerful pgn reader would be really cool, but unfortunately nothing really there for that. There are some decent playing programs with nice pieces, which makes up for it a bit.

140 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:02:46pm

re: #136 Charles Johnson

Breaking Bad as a Sitcom

Awesome.

141 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:04:50pm

Rebranding: How does it work?

“I’m going to be real honest with you, the Republican Party doesn’t want black people to vote if they’re going to vote 9-to-1 for Democrats”

- tea party activist Ken Emanuelson, Texas

142 A Mom Anon  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:05:21pm

re: #137 wrenchwench

I just heard from my idiot neighbor that his niece’s job (manager at a local chain of bowling alley/game room/restaurants called Stars and Strikes) laid off 65 of the 75 workers at her location because….OBAMACARE. Seriously? You need 75 employees to run a place and now you’re keeping the place open and running with 10 employees? Puhlease. Because of healthcare laws that haven’t taken effect yet? This must be coming from the owners because his niece says the same thing. Or they’re both lying out their asses.

143 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:07:25pm

re: #141 Kragar

Rebranding: How does it work?

“I’m going to be real honest with you, the Republican Party doesn’t want black people to vote if they’re going to vote 9-to-1 for Democrats”

- tea party activist Ken Emanuelson, Texas

What a douche. Yeah, we don’t want certain people voting because they favor the party in part because our party has done everything possible to alienate them.

144 Backwoods_Sleuth  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:08:02pm

re: #142 A Mom Anon

I just heard from my idiot neighbor that his niece’s job (manager at a local chain of bowling alley/game room/restaurants called Stars and Strikes) laid off 65 of the 75 workers at her location because….OBAMACARE. Seriously? You need 75 employees to run a place and now you’re keeping the place open and running with 10 employees? Puhlease. Because of healthcare laws that haven’t taken effect yet? This must be coming from the owners because his niece says the same thing. Or they’re both lying out their asses.

And did said bowling alley employer already provide health insurance for 75 employees?

145 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:08:21pm

re: #141 Kragar

Rebranding: How does it work?

“I’m going to be real honest with you, the Republican Party doesn’t want black people to vote if they’re going to vote 9-to-1 for Democrats”

- tea party activist Ken Emanuelson, Texas

Well, you gotta admit, at least he’s honest about being an utter douchebag.

146 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:09:00pm

re: #142 A Mom Anon

I just heard from my idiot neighbor that his niece’s job (manager at a local chain of bowling alley/game room/restaurants called Stars and Strikes) laid off 65 of the 75 workers at her location because….OBAMACARE. Seriously? You need 75 employees to run a place and now you’re keeping the place open and running with 10 employees? Puhlease. Because of healthcare laws that haven’t taken effect yet? This must be coming from the owners because his niece says the same thing. Or they’re both lying out their asses.

Yeah I have to call bs out on that too. The best one was with the Papa Johns dude claiming he couldn’t afford to with ACA. Yet the records showed that PJ made more money than ever. A lot of this comes down to simple and plain old greed.

147 lawhawk  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:10:14pm

re: #142 A Mom Anon

I’d call BS on that - the Obamacare rules apply to businesses with 50 or more employees, so I seriously doubt that they’ve laid off that many unless the business was already circling the drain. Or, they’ve turned them into part time positions, and attempting to circumvent the full time equivalent rules.

148 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:10:57pm

Fischer: End Sexual Assault in the Military By Banning Women and Gays

On his radio program today, Fischer said that the purpose of public policy is to construct barriers to engagement in sinful behavior and so it makes no sense to allow women to serve in the military where they come into close contact with members of the opposite sex .

Fischer then went on to call for gays to likewise be banned from the military, and did so by misrepresenting an op-ed from the New York Times to claim that 90% of the sexual assaults in the military are “being committed by serial homosexual rapists”:

I bet Fischer would support a policy where women aren’t allowed out of the home unless escorted by a male relative.

But watch out for Sharia law.

149 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:13:45pm

re: #148 Kragar

Fischer: End Sexual Assault in the Military By Banning Women and Gays

I bet Fischer would support a policy where women aren’t allowed out of the home unless escorted by a male relative.

But watch out for Sharia law.

I wish someone would just send him back to his home in the Dark Ages. His family probably misses him there too. Seriously what the fuck is this guy’s problem? For all his whining about Shariah, he wants something that would resemble Shariah far more than what he claims is proof of Shariah coming.

150 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:13:48pm
151 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:14:12pm

re: #142 A Mom Anon

I just heard from my idiot neighbor that his niece’s job (manager at a local chain of bowling alley/game room/restaurants called Stars and Strikes) laid off 65 of the 75 workers at her location because….OBAMACARE. Seriously? You need 75 employees to run a place and now you’re keeping the place open and running with 10 employees? Puhlease. Because of healthcare laws that haven’t taken effect yet? This must be coming from the owners because his niece says the same thing. Or they’re both lying out their asses.

My sister works for AMC and was told a couple weeks back by her manager that the head office has sent down directives that no employees can work over 30 hours a week. To which I first assumed she had to be joking, since she regularly does over 30 hours in any given week because this place has a higher-than-average turnover rate. Then when told how they intend to cover the big blanks in their schedules, namely by hiring a bunch of new people, I alternated between laughing and just shaking my head.

When she told me about this new rule, she also said she was going to be limited to 27 hours a week. But she’s also been there for close to 5 years and cross-trained in every position with plenty of experience in them. Last week, she was clocked in at over 30 hours because of needing to cover other people’s shifts.

152 A Mom Anon  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:15:15pm

re: #147 lawhawk

My guess is most of them are part timers in the first place- they hire a lot of high school age kids, the economy isn’t allowing for people to spend as much on entertainment, there’s competition for those dollars via places like US Play and Dave and Buster’s and perhaps other factors I’m not aware of.

153 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:16:12pm

re: #150 Vicious Babushka

Michael Jackson’s daughter tried to kill herself. I haz a sad.

Suicides fill me with an irrational sense of rage for some reason. I understand they are a cry for help and serious emotional issues are involved, but they still enrage me and I have to force myself to stay objective about them.

154 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:18:19pm

re: #150 Vicious Babushka

Michael Jackson’s daughter tried to kill herself. I haz a sad.

Cutting herself. That’s not good. Hopefully she can get some help. I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety myself but never resorted to self mutilation.

155 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:19:34pm

Ann tapping her inner racist. What a hateful, ugly witch.

156 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:20:29pm

theatlantic.com
Well I see the good Reverend F.W Jackson has focused on an important issue of the day folks, how Yoga leads to demonic possession. Explains all the demonic young women out there.//

157 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:20:31pm

re: #155 Vicious Babushka

Ann tapping her inner racist. What a hateful, ugly witch.

She might as well break out the N word while she’s at it.

158 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:21:10pm

re: #155 Vicious Babushka

Ann tapping her inner racist. What a hateful, ugly witch.

159 A Mom Anon  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:21:52pm

re: #154 HappyWarrior

It’s TMZ though, I have marks like that on my arms from gardening(my annual tame the giant rosebush in my backyard extravaganza) and playing with a half mean and senile cat. I hate TMZ, they’re such bottom feeders. I’d take most of this with a grain of salt. If she did try to kill herself, their idiotic speculation isn’t going to help. And if she is cutting, the last thing the kid needs is gossip about it.

160 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:21:55pm

Can’t beat Breitbart for rude, classless and racist.

161 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:22:05pm

re: #157 Kragar

She might as well break out the N word while she’s at it.

I am honestly surprised she hasn’t done it yet. I mean it’s gotten to the point where I think Ann Coulter doesn’t even try to hide her contempt for anyone who isn’t a white conservative.

162 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:22:50pm

re: #160 Vicious Babushka

Can’t beat Breitbart for rude, classless and racist.

BEHAVE YOURSELVES! BEHAVE YOURSELVES! STOP RAPING PEOPLE! STOP RAPING PEOPLE!

163 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:23:14pm

Things I never would imagine saying 20 years ago:

“Stop playing Metallica and put something good on.”

164 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:23:16pm

re: #156 HappyWarrior

theatlantic.com
Well I see the good Reverend F.W Jackson has focused on an important issue of the day folks, how Yoga leads to demonic possession. Explains all the demonic young women out there.//

Word came out yesterday that Scott Rigell, whose district I fall into, came out publicly saying he would not endorse Jackson for Lt. Gov. due to his homophobic BS. And while Rigell draws the line at civil unions and remains opposed to gay marriage, I feel I can respect him for that after this announcement.

165 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:23:16pm

re: #162 Gus

BEHAVE YOURSELVES! BEHAVE YOURSELVES! STOP RAPING PEOPLE! STOP RAPING PEOPLE!

Yep more physicians that need to heal thyselves.

166 Bubblehead II  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:23:17pm

Another Idaho city climbs out of the dark ages.

Coeur d’Alene fifth Idaho city to pass sexual orientation discrimination ban

COEUR D’ALENE — Coeur d’Alene has become the fifth city in Idaho to pass a law that bans discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

167 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:23:20pm

re: #136 Charles Johnson

The Shining as a romantic comedy

Youtube Video

168 darthstar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:23:21pm

re: #150 Vicious Babushka

Michael Jackson’s daughter tried to kill herself. I haz a sad.

Fucked up family. This isn’t completely surprising.

169 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:23:28pm

re: #143 HappyWarrior

What a douche. Yeah, we don’t want certain people voting because they favor the party in part because our party has done everything possible to alienate them.

I would run that as a billboard in major cities all over the USA; I’d also run it as advertising on TV and radio.

I’d run it in moderate rotation; and I’d start doing it NOW in preparation for the 2014 mid-terms. Get that message out there, and hammer it home day-in, day-out.

The GOP is a white nationalist party.

170 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:24:46pm

re: #163 Kragar

Things I never would imagine saying 20 years ago:

“Stop playing Metallica and put something good on.”

Sad commentary on my life that, in my twilight years, the “oldies” of my generation will either be A) boy bands, B) gangsta rappers, or C) emo bands.

171 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:25:15pm
172 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:25:17pm

re: #164 Targetpractice

Word came out yesterday that Scott Rigell, whose district I fall into, came out publicly saying he would not endorse Jackson for Lt. Gov. due to his homophobic BS. And while Rigell draws the line at civil unions and remains opposed to gay marriage, I feel I can respect him for that after this announcement.

Didn’t Rigell have another moment of sanity too? I remember you talking about it a couple months back. Good for him. Jackson’s homophobic and sexist bs is creepy. I wish Frank Wolf would say something. He’s the most senior member of our whole state’s Congressional delegation and he’s done nothing to condemn Jackson. I am just amazed that the GOP establishment is acting like they didn’t know Jackson was nuts. What, did they not watch the debates last year when Jackson was more wingnut than Allen?

173 lawhawk  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:26:19pm

re: #167 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Sleepless in Seattle as a horror flick
Youtube Video

174 darthstar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:26:22pm

John McCain - probably the most ineffective rage-addict in the Senate.

175 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:26:27pm

re: #170 Targetpractice

Sad commentary on my life that, in my twilight years, the “oldies” of my generation will either be A) boy bands, B) gangsta rappers, or C) emo bands.

Youtube Video

176 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:26:54pm

re: #174 darthstar

John McCain - probably the most ineffective rage-addict in the Senate.

Kwa, kwa!

177 Gus  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:27:26pm

Samantha Power is on the left. I imagine the rage must be up to 11ty today.

178 A Mom Anon  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:27:29pm

re: #147 lawhawk

Also this company has 4 locations in metro Atlanta with around 300 employees. If they’re doing this across the board to get out of providing healthcare then they’re going to tank in a big way. There’s not a chance in hell they can survive that deep of a cut in people to run their business, unless they’re planning on going bankrupt on purpose.

179 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:28:05pm

re: #163 Kragar

Things I never would imagine saying 20 years ago:

“Stop playing Metallica and put something good on.”

This was immediately appropriate to say as of August 25, 1988.

180 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:29:04pm

re: #177 Gus

Samantha Power is on the left. I imagine the rage must be up to 11ty today.

You know it’s funny they hate her because I actually first remember hearing about her when my Republican Congressman Frank Wolf whom I mentioned above spoke at my high school back in 2005. He recommended her book A Problem From Hell, Wolf’s always been big on genocide prevention which is why I sort of respect him though he’s your usual Republican on most other issues so he doesn’t get my vote. Of course, Chuck Hagel was then a Republican senator too and not a “Friend of Hamas.”

181 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:29:21pm

re: #173 lawhawk

Sleepless in Seattle as a horror flick
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The Wicker Man - Comedy Trailer

Youtube Video

182 Bubblehead II  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:29:40pm

re: #156 HappyWarrior

theatlantic.com
Well I see the good Reverend F.W Jackson has focused on an important issue of the day folks, how Yoga leads to demonic possession. Explains all the demonic young women out there.//

Otter to proclaim ‘Idaho Health and Yoga Awareness Week’

Guess someone forgot to tell “Butch” about this demonic possession stuff.

183 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:29:52pm

re: #172 HappyWarrior

Didn’t Rigell have another moment of sanity too? I remember you talking about it a couple months back. Good for him. Jackson’s homophobic and sexist bs is creepy. I wish Frank Wolf would say something. He’s the most senior member of our whole state’s Congressional delegation and he’s done nothing to condemn Jackson. I am just amazed that the GOP establishment is acting like they didn’t know Jackson was nuts. What, did they not watch the debates last year when Jackson was more wingnut than Allen?

Rigell, at least from what I’ve seen, seems like the closest thing one would call a “moderate” Republican these days. By which I mean while he’s far to the right, he has lucid moments and does not have his head buried firmly up Rush Limbaugh’s ass with the rest of the party.

184 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:30:02pm

re: #163 Kragar

Things I never would imagine saying 20 years ago:

“Stop playing Metallica and put something good on.”

OK.

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185 darthstar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:30:55pm

Derp! I’m a young back-bencher in need of attention! Derp! Derp! Let me talk out my ass so I can become a regular on Fox and CNN! Derp!

186 GunstarGreen  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:30:56pm

re: #151 Targetpractice

My sister works for AMC and was told a couple weeks back by her manager that the head office has sent down directives that no employees can work over 30 hours a week. To which I first assumed she had to be joking, since she regularly does over 30 hours in any given week because this place has a higher-than-average turnover rate. Then when told how they intend to cover the big blanks in their schedules, namely by hiring a bunch of new people, I alternated between laughing and just shaking my head.

When she told me about this new rule, she also said she was going to be limited to 27 hours a week. But she’s also been there for close to 5 years and cross-trained in every position with plenty of experience in them. Last week, she was clocked in at over 30 hours because of needing to cover other people’s shifts.

When you’re working in that sort of low-end retail/service industry, this sort of thing is the norm, and has been since WELL before the ACA. It was that way when I worked grocery in the early 2000s; nobody works over the legal/company policy definition of full time, hire more kids to fill in the gaps by working sub-four-hour shifts. It is done, and has always been done, to keep more money in the higher-ups’ pockets by paying more hours of minimum wage instead of paying actual benefits like healthcare and retirement co-pays and decent PTO.

The ACA didn’t bring about any of these practices. It just provided an excuse for scumbags to ‘justify’ them with.

187 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:31:15pm

re: #183 Targetpractice

Rigell, at least from what I’ve seen, seems like the closest thing one would call a “moderate” Republican these days. By which I mean while he’s far to the right, he has lucid moments and does not have his head buried firmly up Rush Limbaugh’s ass with the rest of the party.

It’s a sad reflection because we used to have John Warner and Tom Davis. I still respect Warner mucho for voting against Bork and refusing to endorse Ollie North.

188 Patricia Kayden  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:31:21pm

re: #9 Lidane

Rebranding!

Minority outreach at work, y’all!

189 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:33:53pm

re: #182 Bubblehead II

Otter to proclaim ‘Idaho Health and Yoga Awareness Week’

Guess someone forgot to tell “Butch” about this demonic possession stuff.

Great Idaho’s GOP upstaging us in sanity. Thanks Va GOP. No offense to any Idahoians but damn it we’re better than this.

190 Targetpractice  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:34:42pm

re: #187 HappyWarrior

It’s a sad reflection because we used to have John Warner and Tom Davis. I still respect Warner mucho for voting against Bork and refusing to endorse Ollie North.

Warner was from an older generation of Republican, the kind who thought Goldwater’s prophecy of what would happen when the religious whackjobs took over the party was more than just hot air.

191 bubba zanetti  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:34:55pm

re: #186 GunstarGreen

Bank of America was doing this 20 years ago - my friend’s mom was a teller and they cut her to 37 hours a week so they could drop her benefits.

192 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:36:52pm

re: #190 Targetpractice

Warner was from an older generation of Republican, the kind who thought Goldwater’s prophecy of what would happen when the religious whackjobs took over the party was more than just hot air.

Yeah he was. Davis was a boomer Republican and pretty sane. The nutjobs hated him because he didn’t always toe the line on so-con purity issues. It’s why he opted not to run for Senate because he knew he’d be toast in a GOP primary despite having been very successful in a Democratic district.

193 A Mom Anon  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:37:41pm

re: #191 bubba zanetti

I worked in retail for 25 yrs, with a small stint as a daycare teacher in there. When I first started we had great benefits and insurance. Around 1988 or so that changed dramatically and it became the norm to work someone right up to the almost literal minute til they had 40 hours to avoid having to do anything worth a damn for the employees.

194 Kragar  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:37:54pm

re: #184 Dr Lizardo

OK.

I ended up with Blue Oyster Cult, so everything turned out okay here.

195 Patricia Kayden  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:38:02pm

re: #111 erik_t

Quasi-institutionalized rape versus paperwork for tax exemptions. Hmmmmmm.

Shaking. My. Fucking. Head.

Lawrence O’Donnell has covered the tax “scandal” and explained that the real scandal is that Tea Parties, which are strictly political organizations, have gotten tax exemptions from the IRS in contravention of IRS regulations.

196 leftynyc  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:38:25pm

re: #160 Vicious Babushka

I’ll bet nobody on the right had any problem whatsoever with this clown’s behavior on the House Floor on Monday:

livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com

“Mr. Speaker, the President’s dishonesty, incompetence, vengefulness and lack of moral compass lead many to suggest that he is not fit to lead,” Bridenstine said. “The only problem is that his vice president is equally unfit and even more embarrassing.”

I’ll bet my paycheck they think that’s not rude and really classes up the joint.


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