GOHMERT! Obama Is Stirring Up ‘Racial Tension and Violence’

Today’s episode of “Dumbest Man in Congress”
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In today’s episode of “Dumbest Man in Congress,” Louie “Terror Babies” Gohmert is parroting the standard nonsensical right wing line that President Obama is a racist trying to provoke a race war.

“I tell you what though, in that release there was a great statement that I’m glad somebody in this administration finally admitted because they’re constantly screaming about all the hate violence and all of this kind of stuff,” Gohmert said. “Of course we know that this president and this administration has done more to stir up racial tension and violence than any administration since, you know, the sixties. I thought that we were going to have a post-racial president and he’s become the president of division, of envy, of jealousy.”

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173 comments
1 Targetpractice  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 10:51:00am

Translation: “We racists feel that blaming Obama for the noxious shit we say is easier than denying it any longer!”

2 Charles Johnson  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 10:55:03am

Remember when Glenn Beck actually got in trouble for saying Obama was “a racist with a deep-seated hatred of white people?”

This is now completely mainstream Republican thought.

3 jaunte  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 10:55:51am

I wondered where all that racial tension and violent ideation was coming from.

4 Decatur Deb  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 10:57:33am

Let them tar themselves with it. The TPGOP can spend both HC administrations trying to scrape the dung off.

5 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 10:58:16am

It is what we get for letting those guys stir everything up in the, you know, sixties…everything was just fine back then, and now look what it has led to…

/

6 Targetpractice  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 10:59:28am

re: #2 Charles Johnson

Remember when Glenn Beck actually got in trouble for saying Obama was “a racist with a deep-seated hatred of white people?”

This is now completely mainstream Republican thought.

Yet another example of DARVO, namely blaming Obama for their racist actions by claiming he’s somehow engaging in “racist” actions that provoke their response.

7 Carlos Danger  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 10:59:48am

re: #5 Sol Berdinowitz

It is what we get for letting those guys stir everything up in the, you know, sixties…everything was just fine back then, and now look what it has led to…

/

My god, if it wasn’t for Rachel Carson, we would have killed ALL the mosquitos!

8 Dr Lizardo  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:03:21am

re: #6 Targetpractice

Yet another example of DARVO, namely blaming Obama for their racist actions by claiming he’s somehow engaging in “racist” actions that provoke their response.

Just like how wife-beaters blame the wife for making them hit her.

SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO?!

9 dog philosopher  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:03:59am

Obama Apologizes For Remembering He Is Not White

government will pay for trauma related to strenuous denial of feelings of guilt

10 Charles Johnson  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:04:04am

Finally broke down and ordered a photo lighting kit from Amazon - back in a former life I used to have all this stuff, but it got lost along the way. Now I’ll have three good lights, reflectors, and stands.

11 GeneJockey  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:04:32am

You don’t get to call Obama ‘divisive’ just because you personally hate his guts.

12 Targetpractice  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:06:22am

re: #8 Dr Lizardo

Just like how wife-beaters blame the wife for making them hit her.

SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO?!

Yep. See also most of their excuses for their own inaction, such as the attempts now to spin a potential government shutdown and default in September as “Obama forcing us to do this by not agreeing to defund Obamacare!”

13 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:08:36am
14 Ian G.  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:08:44am
I thought that we were going to have a post-racial president and he’s become the president of division, of envy, of jealousy.

Boy, it sucks to see an embodiment of what happens when inherent white privilege starts to erode when you’re a wingnut who figures that you’d always have the color of your skin to fall back upon.

15 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:10:46am

OT:


16 jaunte  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:11:02am

re: #13 Vicious Babushka

Swiss shop owner, fluent in bullshit.

17 GeneJockey  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:11:06am

re: #12 Targetpractice

Yep. See also most of their excuses for their own inaction, such as the attempts now to spin a potential government shutdown and default in September as “Obama forcing us to do this by not agreeing to defund Obamacare!”

I’ve seen worse, back in the Bush years, when a wingnut friend told me that waterboarding wasn’t torture because the detainees could stop it any time they wanted by telling their torturers interrogators what they wanted to know.

I told him that’s exactly what Torquemada would have said - ‘These Jews aren’t being tortured. They can stop it any time by recanting their heresy and embracing the True Faith!”

Response? Crickets.

18 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:11:12am

re: #14 Ian G.

Boy, it sucks to see an embodiment of what happens when inherent white privilege starts to erode when you’re a wingnut who figures that you’d always have the color of your skin to fall back upon.

I was going to tweet a whole bunch of snarky replies to AndiLinks but I HAZ BEEN BLOCKED!!!111

19 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:11:32am

re: #13 Vicious Babushka

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Yes and no, the local dialect Schwytzerdüütsch, is all but impenetrable to most German speakers.

20 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:13:15am

re: #19 Sol Berdinowitz

Yes and no, the local dialect Schwytzerdüütsch, is all but impenetrable to most German speakers.

That’s one advantage of Yiddish, you can pretty much bluff your way through any German dialect. :)

21 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:13:31am

re: #10 Charles Johnson

Finally broke down and ordered a photo lighting kit from Amazon - back in a former life I used to have all this stuff, but it got lost along the way. Now I’ll have three good lights, reflectors, and stands.

How much, if I may ask?

(I’d like some gear too)

22 dog philosopher  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:13:39am

re: #19 Sol Berdinowitz

Yes and no, the local dialect Schwytzerdüütsch, is all but impenetrable to most German speakers.

true - however, the possibility that a clerk in a high end shop in the middle of europe doesn’t speak excellent english is vanishingly small

23 RadicalModerate  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:14:00am

Is it considered thread Godwinning if people like Louie Gohmert are getting their talking points directly from white nationalist groups like the Council of Conservative Citizens, Aryan Nations and American Renaissance?

24 Ian G.  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:15:06am

re: #17 GeneJockey

I told him that’s exactly what Torquemada would have said - ‘These Jews aren’t being tortured. They can stop it any time by recanting their heresy and embracing the True Faith!”

Response? Crickets.

Along those lines, I’d ask my wingnut uncle if he thought medieval Europe was really full of witches. After all, he said waterboarding was effective, and the Church loved to waterboard people until they confessed to witchcraft.

He never gave me a straight answer.

25 dog philosopher  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:15:08am

üü

??

26 Ian G.  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:16:38am

re: #23 RadicalModerate

No, because those groups are a distinctly American brand of white nationalist fascism. They might have admired you-know-who from Germany, but they’re their own creatures.

27 Dr Lizardo  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:18:02am

re: #15 NJDhockeyfan

OT:

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I’m glad in this case he’s being held without bail.

Next, I hope he starts talking.

28 erik_t  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:18:59am
I thought that we were going to have a post-racial president and he’s become the president of division, of envy, of jealousy.

Thought the Zeroth: No you didn’t.
Thought the First: Holy projection.
Thought the Second: Oh, Louie. Nobody, and I mean nobody, on the left is envious or jealous of you.

29 AntonSirius  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:19:04am
“…I’m glad somebody in this administration finally admitted because they’re constantly screaming about all the hate violence and all of this kind of stuff,” Gohmert said.

Dear Louis: if a black man actually screamed at you, you would soil yourself.

30 GeneJockey  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:19:07am

re: #26 Ian G.

No, because those groups are a distinctly American brand of white nationalist fascism. They might have admired you-know-who from Germany, but they’re their own creatures.

So, in other words, it’s not Godwinning to bring up Illinois Nazis American and other Neo-Nazis, but rather just actual Nazis.

31 AntonSirius  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:23:06am

re: #30 GeneJockey

So, in other words, it’s not Godwinning to bring up Illinois Nazis American and other Neo-Nazis, but rather just actual Nazis.

Exactly. Godwin’s Law is actually a statement about the likelihood of a ridiculous comparison to Hitler or Nazis being made. Citing actual facts about Hitler or Nazis, or neo-Nazis, is not a Godwin violation.

On the other hand, the “Stasi” nonsense that’s sprouted up around the NSA is totally a Godwin violation in spirit.

32 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:23:49am

This is kind of messed up…

Bad News: Your medical records may be for sale

Digital records make it very easy for hospitals to share aggregate data with state agencies for research and population-tracking purposes. This data has any identifying information stripped off before it leaves the hospital, which means that your privacy is ensured, right?

Well, not so fast. While researchers have no evidence that anyone is actually doing this, it is theoretically possible for data miners to buy this population-wide health data from the state government, then plug in other information from public databases and firms that track consumer behavior.

In practical terms, this means that it wouldn’t be hard to put together different puzzle pieces and figure out who the 50-year-old man with small-cell lung cancer in ZIP code 87104 is. The histories that researchers in Washington pieced together are even scarier: they identified one man who had pancreatic cancer and had attempted suicide. He didn’t want to be publicly identified.

One person who researchers identified solely from the data went public to tell everyone how much this whole thing scares the crap out of him. “I feel I’ve been violated,” one retiree said. Researchers found him by matching up health records of his injuries with a local news story about a motorcycle crash he was involved in.

33 Dr Lizardo  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:24:21am

re: #29 AntonSirius

Dear Louis: if a black man actually screamed at you, you would soil yourself.

If a black man screamed at GOHMERT!, he’d probably shoot him because STAND YOUR GROUND! TEH SCARY BLACK MAN WAS YELLING AT ME AND I FELT OPPRESSED!!1!

34 Charles Johnson  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:24:38am

re: #21 Eclectic Cyborg

This is the kit I got — pretty inexpensive, and who knows, it might turn out to be crappy. But it gets pretty good reviews. If it sucks, at least I didn’t spend too much.

CowboyStudio Photography/Video Portrait Umbrella Continuous Triple Lighting Kit With Three Day Light CFL Bulbs, Three Stands, Two Umbrellas, and One Carrying Case for Product, Portrait, and Video Shoots: Camera & Photo

35 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:24:56am
36 wrenchwench  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:26:49am

re: #25 engineer cat

üü

??

My brother and SIL have legally changed their daughter’s name from Zoë to Zoe, because it was too hard to get the diaeresis on her passport and birth certificate (in Colombia). She’s going to look wildly cool running around with her illegal dots.

Right now she looks like this.

37 Carlos Danger  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:29:59am

re: #36 wrenchwench

My brother and SIL have legally changed their daughter’s name from Zoë to Zoe, because it was too hard to get the diaeresis on her passport and birth certificate (in Colombia). She’s going to look wildly cool running around with her illegal dots.

Right now she looks like this.

If they were really feeling hardcore, they could write out the name in the original Greek.

Image: scritta-ZOE-greco.gif

38 Backwoods_Sleuth  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:30:13am

re: #36 wrenchwench

My brother and SIL have legally changed their daughter’s name from Zoë to Zoe, because it was too hard to get the diaeresis on her passport and birth certificate (in Colombia). She’s going to look wildly cool running around with her illegal dots.

Right now she looks like this.

need insulin, stat!
Really, she’s adorbs!

39 Unabogie  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:32:32am

IIRC, Louis Gohmert was once a judge. With like, direct and actual power over people in his courtroom. Just thought I’d scare the crap out of everyone for the fun of it.

40 wrenchwench  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:32:51am

re: #37 Carlos Danger

If they were really feeling hardcore, they could write out the name in the original Greek.

Image: scritta-ZOE-greco.gif

That’s cool, but even worse for the bureaucrats, unless they move to Greece. Which would also be cool, as far as I’m concerned…

41 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:33:00am

re: #36 wrenchwench

My brother and SIL have legally changed their daughter’s name from Zoë to Zoe, because it was too hard to get the diaeresis on her passport and birth certificate (in Colombia). She’s going to look wildly cool running around with her illegal dots.

Right now she looks like this.

My daughter just posted another FB picture of her new baby girl (7 weeks old today!) wearing yet another frilly pink outfit & matching headband. Out of deference to your Cuteness I will not interfere.

However my DIL is due with twins any day now, so when that happens all bets are off!

42 lawhawk  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:33:44am

re: #10 Charles Johnson

Which one did you end up going with? Just saw that you went with this one.

For that price? If it does what you need it to, then it’s worth it.

I don’t do a whole lot of portraiture stuff, sticking mostly to landscapes and some macros. Looking to get a good fisheye, and maybe a real serious wide angle lens.

Last night I tried my hand at getting some of the Perseids, but they weren’t showy when we were out. Too early in the evening, and the clouds began moving in so it would have cut short the show by us. But did get a couple of nice exposures of the sky despite a whole lot of light pollution.

43 geoffm33  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:35:45am

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

44 wrenchwench  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:36:19am

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

need insulin, stat!
Really, she’s adorbs!

Those chubby legs! And I learned that ‘Cachetitos hermosos’ are ‘cute little cheeks’.

45 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:36:36am

Glenn Greenwald retweeted:


Zedushka & I used to get extra-special attention from TSA and DHS, especially when we had those fancy-shmancy holographic Russian Federation visas, and the “3rd member of our party” mysterious parted ways in Amsterdam.

On our last trip we got caught with a big old wad of cash and they made us out it all out and then throw all our leftover Euros into the pile! But it came out to less than $9,000 so they had to let us keep it.

46 wrenchwench  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:38:04am

re: #41 Vicious Babushka

My daughter just posted another FB picture of her new baby girl (7 weeks old today!) wearing yet another frilly pink outfit & matching headband. Out of deference to your Cuteness I will not interfere.

However my DIL is due with twins any day now, so when that happens all bets are off!

Always room for more baby pics! Twins get all the attention. I have twin sisters who were born when I was 8. Your poor DIL.

47 Charles Johnson  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:38:56am
48 makeitstop  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:39:31am
“…he’s become the president of division, of envy, of jealousy.”

Especially to dim-witted people like Gohmert, who are jealous and envious that Obama is both smarter and more popular than they are.

49 lawhawk  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:39:34am

re: #45 Vicious Babushka

Carrying a bunch of film (back when I was shooting film and not digital), plus all the gear meant that I was invariably asked to have my carry on checked at least one leg of each flight. Switching to digital has helped a bit - don’t have to worry about the film getting screwed up with the x-rays, especially if I was carrying 1600 speed film, which I did a few times.

50 GeneJockey  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:40:19am

re: #43 geoffm33

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

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Well, fuck it then. We’ll go back to the Mandatory Minimums.

51 DisturbedEma  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:40:26am

re: #17 GeneJockey

Didn’t that DJ Mancow recant his belief about waterboarding not being torture after he was subjected to it? I’m trying to look it up but getting a lot of Mad cow hits;)

52 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:40:51am

Whoops!

53 Carlos Danger  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:41:43am

re: #47 Charles Johnson

Eco-terrorism or brilliant dada art?

54 DisturbedEma  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:41:54am

re: #47 Charles Johnson
That would be a hate crime here in Wisconsin…just saying all that butter! :)

55 Lidane  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:42:29am

Apologies for the OT, but this is proof the White House is trolling the wingnuts. They’re channelling Mean Girls:


If you don’t get the reference:

Youtube Video

56 DisturbedEma  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:42:40am

re: #52 NJDhockeyfan
why the hell do they have these measurements??? Vests?

57 Decatur Deb  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:43:09am

re: #54 DisturbedEma

That would be a hate crime here in Wisconsin…just saying all that butter! :)

Would be either a hate crime or a festival in Delhi.

58 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:43:18am

WHY DO THEY ALWAYS PICK ON DETROIT!!!!1!!!

It’s like we have become the Retard Polack Cheap Cliche Joke of cities.

59 Skip Intro  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:43:33am

re: #13 Vicious Babushka

WSJ editorial board member James Taranto thinks “Swiss” is a language.

Taranto is every bit as dumb as he looks.

60 jaunte  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:44:09am

re: #47 Charles Johnson

Nothing like making veggie eaters look reasonable.

61 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:46:22am

Hey wingnuts, about those Death Panels…

62 DisturbedEma  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:46:41am

re: #60 jaunte
A few years back we had nekkid women on State Street in Madison, WI with the dotted lines painted on them to indicate “cuts of meat”…it boggled my mind!

63 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:50:47am

re: #60 jaunte

Nothing like making veggie eaters look reasonable.

Was this PETA or some other vegeterrorist gang? Because PETA usually doesn’t do something unless it has Teh Nekkid Pr0no in it.

64 RadicalModerate  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:51:22am

re: #26 Ian G.

No, because those groups are a distinctly American brand of white nationalist fascism. They might have admired you-know-who from Germany, but they’re their own creatures.

Honestly, I think that it is just a matter of time before they start parroting the whole “white heritage”-theme.

65 Dr Lizardo  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:51:42am

re: #62 DisturbedEma

A few years back we had nekkid women on State Street in Madison, WI with the dotted lines painted on them to indicate “cuts of meat”…it boggled my mind!

Heh. PETA usually does that; I’ve seen it once in Berlin myself. The young lady asked, “Would you eat a human being? Would you eat me?” and I replied, “Yes” and quietly walked away.

67 Internet Tough Guy  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:52:27am

re: #32 Eclectic Cyborg

This is kind of messed up…

Bad News: Your medical records may be for sale

I look forward to The GG’s reporting on th….oh wait it’s corporations so it’s OK.

68 jaunte  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:53:16am

re: #63 Vicious Babushka

I can’t find any group mentioned in any of the stories.

69 jaunte  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:53:42am

Recycling!

The cow, which is made with about 600 pounds of butter covering a wood and metal frame, has been a part of the fair since 1911. The butter is reused for up to 10 years.
siouxfallsbusinessjournal.argusleader.com

70 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:54:05am

re: #68 jaunte

I can’t find any group mentioned in any of the stories.

My guess it’s probably not PETA because there is no NEKKID.

71 erik_t  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:55:00am

re: #70 Vicious Babushka

My guess it’s probably not PETA because there is no NEKKID.

Such an odd group — they appear to have decided that society should just sell a different kind of meat.

72 Justanotherhuman  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:55:36am

re: #69 jaunte

Recycling!

600 lbs would last us for 10 yrs. : )

Which is why I buy it as needed.

73 Lidane  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:55:48am
74 RadicalModerate  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:56:03am

On a related note to the theme of this thread , I noticed that WorldNetDaily’s resident white nationalism peddler - previously reported at LGF here: (littlegreenfootballs.com ) is at it yet again:

(via google cache)
Man in coma after black mob of 50 pummels him

“A gang of African-American males and females beat a white male nearly to death, and it isn’t a hate crime?” said Tiffany Johnson in the reader comment section of the Pioneer Press. “And why isn’t the NAACP speaking out about this terrible crime?”

“The media continues to dismay with their clear double standard in news coverage regarding their agenda in matters of race,” said Keith Olson. “The media loves to sensationalize white-on-black victimization and literally turns a blind eye when the races are reversed. I am not surprised whatsoever that whites are finally showing their displeasure with this sort of distortion when it comes to the propaganda they are fed.”

“If you look at the crime stats, the vast majority of such incidents are committed by young black males,” said Jim Russell. “We can’t help them solve this problem if we won’t admit it exists. Don’t make it worse by falling for the PC media narratives.”

Note that they are quoting from “Pioneer Press”, which just so happens to be one of the main publishing arms of the white nationalist Pioneer Fund group.

And if you have any doubts whatsoever whether this isn’t playing right into their userbase - here’s a typical comment from the story:

MICKEY MOUSE
• 18 hours ago

It’s time people, the only way this is going to be taken care of is for ALL WHITES START THEIR OWN KKK. Them Idiots in Washington don’t give a *** about WHITE PEOPLE.

This post got more than a dozen upvotes.

75 Internet Tough Guy  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:56:10am

re: #63 Vicious Babushka

PETA doesn’t usually roll this way; this is more up ALF’s alley.

Not that ALF, the other ALF.

76 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:56:34am

re: #71 erik_t

Such an odd group — they appear to have decided that society should just sell a different kind of meat.

Here it is:

A group calling themselves Iowans for Animal Liberation is taking responsibility for coating the Butter Cow with red paint at the Iowa State Fair.

Attn Iowans For Animal Liberation: U NEEDS MOAR NEKKID HOTTIES.

77 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:58:00am

I don’t remember anybody ever complaining about how PETA exploits women, except for The Onion.

78 Lidane  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:59:43am

re: #60 jaunte

Nothing like making veggie eaters look reasonable.

The stupid thing is, there are plenty of valid reasons to adopt a more plant based diet. Environmental issues, factory farming issues, health, etc. These idiots just hurt themselves more than anyone else.

And don’t get me started on PETA. The less I say about them, the better.

79 Gus  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:00:04pm
80 jaunte  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:01:11pm

re: #79 Gus

Can We Haz Buttercow?

81 Justanotherhuman  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:01:26pm

re: #74 RadicalModerate

Yeah, I linked a story from “Breaking News” (a headline aggregate) a bit ago and guess where this “news story” (allegedly from the AP—about the Air Force having trouble with nuclear codes, readiness, training, etc.) was actually linked to? Town Hall, not the AP (and couldn’t find it on AP anywhere at the time).

82 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:01:46pm
83 AntonSirius  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:01:50pm

re: #33 Dr Lizardo

If a black man screamed at GOHMERT!, he’d probably shoot him because STAND YOUR GROUND! TEH SCARY BLACK MAN WAS YELLING AT ME AND I FELT OPPRESSED!!1!

I’m sure that’s how he’d tell the story later, after he’d changed…

84 Charles Johnson  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:01:53pm

re: #79 Gus

That second one from the right looks he’s gonna be trouble.

85 GunstarGreen  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:08:15pm

re: #31 AntonSirius

Exactly. Godwin’s Law is actually a statement about the likelihood of a ridiculous comparison to Hitler or Nazis being made. Citing actual facts about Hitler or Nazis, or neo-Nazis, is not a Godwin violation.

On the other hand, the “Stasi” nonsense that’s sprouted up around the NSA is totally a Godwin violation in spirit.

I often feel that all of the right-wingers complaining about the NSA right now should be forced, Clockwork Orange style, to sit down and read the entire contents of the Patriot act that they were 100% behind.

Does that make me a bad person?

86 Justanotherhuman  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:08:52pm

So—Carl Icahn is Apple’s new “white knight”?

Carl Icahn says he’s taken a position in Apple, says stock undervalued

cnbc.com

87 CuriousLurker  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:10:26pm

re: #79 Gus

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Gotta love animals. They don’t care about your religion or lack of it, whether you’re a moonbat or wingnut, young or old, smart or stupid, attractive or homely, rich or poor, legal or illegal, black or white… all they care about is that you give them some food, some love, and a warm place to sleep.

Would that we humans were so easily satisfied.

*sigh*

88 Lidane  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:11:31pm

re: #86 Justanotherhuman

APPLE is undervalued? WTF. They’re trading at $488.35/share right now. Granted it’s not the almost $700/share they hit a while back, but give me a fucking break. They’re not hurting for cash.

89 Carlos Danger  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:11:45pm

re: #86 Justanotherhuman

So—Carl Icahn is Apple’s new “white knight”?

Carl Icahn says he’s taken a position in Apple, says stock undervalued

cnbc.com

Icahn breaks everything he touches. I mean, just look at the guy:

Image: icahn-shades.jpg

90 Mattand  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:16:40pm

re: #74 RadicalModerate

And if you have any doubts whatsoever whether this isn’t playing right into their userbase - here’s a typical comment from the story:

MICKEY MOUSE
• 18 hours ago

It’s time people, the only way this is going to be taken care of is for ALL WHITES START THEIR OWN KKK. Them Idiots in Washington don’t give a *** about WHITE PEOPLE.

This post got more than a dozen upvotes.

White people need to start their own KKK?

Ignorant, stupid, and racist is no way to go through life, son.

91 BongCrodny  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:17:55pm

From Wiki:

Louie Gohmert

Gohmert stated in a House Judiciary Hearing on May 15, 2013, that he believed the FBI did not act with due diligence concerning alleged bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. His contention was that the FBI was more interested in Christian groups such as those led by Billy and Franklin Graham than in groups that might be considered less politically correct to target. Attorney General Eric Holder responded to his claims: “The only observation I was going to make is that you state as a matter of fact what the FBI did and did not do. Unless somebody has done something inappropriate, you don’t have access to the FBI files,” said Holder. “I know what the FBI did. You cannot know what I know. That’s all.” Gohmert objected to this on the grounds that Holder had “challenge[d]” his character. After several attempts to inject his viewpoint as a point of personal privilege Gohmert stated: “The attorney general will not cast aspersions on my asparagus”.

Wait, what?

92 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:21:02pm

Who is dumber, Louie GOHMERT! or Steve Stockman?

93 lawhawk  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:21:05pm

re: #88 Lidane

They’re actually sitting on a huge pile of cash (taking loans against themselves to avoid repatriation taxes - cash from overseas being brought back to the US).

Currently, the company has $145b in cash on hand. It could bail out Detroit’s $18b debt, and barely dent the company’s bottom line (and the company could probably write off a percentage of that as goodwill…) or it could buy Facebook, RIM, and a few other minor companies and still have enough to give every stockholder a fat dividend.

94 Ian G.  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:21:52pm

re: #91 BongCrodny

I have no use for either Billy or Franklin Graham, but I doubt even the most militant left-wing atheist would consider them potential terrorists.

Whatever Gohmert is smoking, I need to try some.

95 Backwoods_Sleuth  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:21:56pm

re: #87 CuriousLurker

Gotta love animals. They don’t care about your religion or lack of it, whether you’re a moonbat or wingnut, young or old, smart or stupid, attractive or homely, rich or poor, legal or illegal, black or white… all they care about is that you give them some food, some love, and a warm place to sleep.

Would that we humans were so easily satisfied.

*sigh*

Kittehs also appreciate scratching and climbing…I just wish the kittens would outgrow the need to “share the love” on my body…I look like I’ve been put through a shredder.
Oh wait…I have…

96 Ian G.  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:22:01pm

re: #92 Vicious Babushka

Yes

97 Internet Tough Guy  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:22:17pm

re: #90 Mattand

I interpreted that as saying that every white person should start their own personal KKK.

Their slogans could be “A Klan of One.”

98 Backwoods_Sleuth  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:23:06pm

re: #92 Vicious Babushka

Who is dumber, Louie GOHMERT! or Steve Stockman?

It’s a dead heat race down the swirling drain with those two…

99 jaunte  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:23:06pm

re: #92 Vicious Babushka

Who is dumber, Louie GOHMERT! or Steve Stockman?

I think Gohmert is more authentically dumb, and Stockman is dumb enough to try to copy his success.

100 Mattand  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:24:46pm

re: #97 Internet Tough Guy

I interpreted that as saying that every white person should start their own personal KKK.

Their slogans could be “A Klan of One.”

You’re probably right. I read it as this particular racist was so out there, he considers the current Klan too multicultural.

Because, yes, I think they’re that stupid, LOL.

101 GeneJockey  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:25:41pm

re: #90 Mattand

White people need to start their own KKK?

Right, their own, not that one started by Non-Whites.
//

102 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:26:32pm

re: #99 jaunte

I think Gohmert is more authentically dumb, and Stockman is dumb enough to try to copy his success.

And then there is Markwayne Mullin, and Ted Yoho.

It’s a race to the bottom!

103 Carlos Danger  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:26:52pm

re: #100 Mattand

You’re probably right. I read it as this particular racist was so out there, he considers the current Klan too multicultural.

Because, yes, I think they’re that stupid, LOL.

I read it as “white people need a KKK because La Raza and NAACP!!1”

104 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:30:08pm

Of course Obama is stirring up racial tensions, he is sending photos like this to everyone that is subscribed to White House emails.

I got this in my in box today and actually went to the website to get a lgf friendly link to post here—WHY? because I thought it was such an awesome picture. I thought, WOW, we are REALLY living in the 21st century.

Then I saw the headline of Charles’s post and a light bulb went off in my head.

105 Carlos Danger  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:30:21pm

re: #102 Vicious Babushka

Wait, there’s actually people who NAMED their kid “Markwayne”? Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho is more dignified.

106 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:30:37pm


Hamas thanks them by firing off rockets into Israel.

107 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:32:18pm

re: #106 NJDhockeyfan

SSDD, get over it.

108 RealityBasedSteve  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:35:11pm

re: #66 Charles Johnson

Just posted the link above - here it is again:

CowboyStudio Photography/Video Portrait Umbrella Continuous Triple Lighting Kit With Three Day Light CFL Bulbs, Three Stands, Two Umbrellas, and One Carrying Case for Product, Portrait, and Video Shoots: Camera & Photo

I actually had (have) that from cowboy studios. I find it useful for product photography and still lifes, but not so good for portraits. I can give you some tips to help out with it, but if you’re willing to go to manual flashes I can give you some great resources.

RBS
Who has had beautiful girls take their clothes off, he photographs them, and they give him money. Is this a great country or what?

109 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:39:18pm

I’ve never heard of this website, but the pictures are astounding.

110 OhNoZombies!  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:39:59pm

If He means that Obama is provoking racial tensions merely by sitting his brown self down in the Big Chair in the Oval Office, then yes, he is.

111 lawhawk  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:40:45pm

re: #106 NJDhockeyfan

I don’t actually think Hamas will be behind these attacks; watch for the PRCs or Islamic Jihad. Hamas has been laying low for a while, namely because of all the problems in Syria, the election in Iran, and the possibility that they’re going to get some of their own released as part of the prisoner release.

I’m not a big fan of the prisoner releases, particularly because of the lop-sided results. Hamas or Fatah claim to succeed when they’ve given up nothing in return for returning to talks publicly. Talk is cheap. The sides all know what’s needed, and the groundwork isn’t there to make a peace deal on a 2-state solution happen. Fatah-Hamas have yet to reconcile and power sharing is still a ways off.

There’s a real lack of goodwill and trust among the parties, and that’s despite the fact that the PA has been controlling much of the West Bank since 1993 and operating with security arrangements over most of the West Bank in that time.

Water sharing, mineral rights, etc., and housing are all things that can be easily overcome. The right of return and demands for Jerusalem aren’t. Those two issues will thwart any peace deal, especially when assassination of whoever succeeds in coming up with the formula for that deal is a real possibility - among both Israelis (the Rabin assassination) and Palestinians.

112 Bulworth  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:41:06pm

So what is Gohmert!!!’s evidence of PBO stirring up racial violence and hostility?

113 lawhawk  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:42:30pm

re: #108 RealityBasedSteve

Well, we can learn, can’t we?

- Unique has a fine art nudes’ class that is NSFW as well - :)

114 Lidane  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:45:48pm

re: #112 Bulworth

So what is Gohmert!!!’s evidence of PBO stirring up racial violence and hostility?

The fact that Obama is POTUS.

115 Bulworth  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:46:40pm

re: #104 FemNaziBitch

Which pic? The picture of PBO talking with Susan Rice? I liked them all anyway.

116 RadicalModerate  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:47:59pm

re: #112 Bulworth

So what is Gohmert!!!’s evidence of PBO stirring up racial violence and hostility?

By being President While Black.

117 Internet Tough Guy  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:48:39pm

re: #106 NJDhockeyfan

There’s more than one Israel?

118 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:52:39pm

re: #115 Bulworth

Which pic? The picture of PBO talking with Susan Rice? I liked them all anyway.

Yes, they seem to rotate. The one sent in the email was the one with Obama and Rice across the conference table.

119 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:53:43pm

fascinating history:

Back in 1978, the definition of rape was very narrow. The victim had to be 14 or older, could not be the assailant’s spouse and the sex had to be sexual penetration by force. This narrow definition of rape in the law told the victim that if she did not meet the law’s definition of rape, then she was not a rape victim.

As we started to get some data on the prevalence of rape and how many different types of rape that were beyond the law’s definition of rape, we started to focus on how to get the law to better address the broad spectrum of rape.

Illinois is the birthplace of the rape kit, who knew?

120 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:55:31pm
121 Justanotherhuman  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:56:30pm

Fatigue is really setting in from all these asshats like Gohmert, Stockman, Cruz and the like and their followers—the wingnuts tend to suck all the oxygen from the room. I still want to make comparisons between the 1930s and today, although all the parts don’t fit together exactly right. But the mood has to be very similar—the rank and file RW is just louder and the German American Bund was competing w/the KKK in some areas. Pro-Nazi German American Bund rally at Madison Square Garden. New York, United States, February 20, 1939. Image: 00872.jpg (This is from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.)

Again, makes me want to go live on Mars. There’s probably more oxygen there. : )

122 jaunte  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:56:48pm

re: #112 Bulworth

So what is Gohmert!!!’s evidence of PBO stirring up racial violence and hostility?

He had a chilling effect on vigilantes when he weighed in on the Trayvon Martin killing.

123 OhNoZombies!  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:56:57pm

re: #64 RadicalModerate

Honestly, I think that it is just a matter of time before they start parroting the whole “white heritage”-theme.

Oh, it’s out there.
It’s usually, don’t blame me for what my forefathers did (slavery, etc.), immediately followed by pointing out the glories of Western Civ. and how they were the product of their forefathers.

124 GunstarGreen  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:58:09pm

re: #112 Bulworth

So what is Gohmert!!!’s evidence of PBO stirring up racial violence and hostility?

Presidenting While Black

Black Man in the White House

125 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:01:37pm
126 Justanotherhuman  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:02:31pm

re: #120 FemNaziBitch

That just makes me want to smack somebody.

127 GunstarGreen  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:03:37pm

re: #120 FemNaziBitch

Predatory New Limbaugh Sponsor Scams the Elderly

Is anybody surprised that Oxycontin Scumbaugh is dealing with Newsmax? I mean, really?

128 wrenchwench  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:06:06pm

re: #125 NJDhockeyfan

[Embedded content]

Inside a guitar.

129 GeneJockey  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:10:06pm

re: #123 OhNoZombies!

Oh, it’s out there.
It’s usually, don’t blame me for what my forefathers did (slavery, etc.), immediately followed by pointing out the glories of Western Civ. and how they were the product of their forefathers.

Yep. I had some guy once ask if I wasn’t proud of my white heritage, what with all that white folks had accomplished.

I said, “Why should I be proud of that stuff? I didn’t do any of it.” And of course as you say, we’re supposed to be proud of all the accomplishments of Western Civilization, but not include stuff like slavery, genocide, and progressively more destructive wars killing ever larger numbers of people. The Western Civilization that gave us Magna Carta and the Constitution also gave us the Crusades, the Thirty Years War, the Spanish Inquisition, the genocide of the Native Americans, the Reign of Terror, and the Holocaust. The Internet and the Thermonuclear Bomb.

But all that bad stuff? No Real Scotsman would have done that shit.

130 dog philosopher  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:10:40pm

re: #112 Bulworth

So what is Gohmert!!!’s evidence of PBO stirring up racial violence and hostility?

the fact that gohmert feels feelings of racial violence and hostility

131 Carlos Danger  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:11:02pm

Oh, about Icahn taking a stake in Apple- here was what he said last year:

Icahn has designs on pushing Apple in a new direction. He claims to see a “leadership vacuum” at the company and plenty of opportunity to expand the company’s user base. “Apple has aggressively pursued a niche market,” Icahn said. “It has been successful in that niche, but that is only one small piece of the pie. By cutting itself off from lower price points, it is capping its potential for success.”

Icahn says that Apple has pursued branding prestige with too much vigor, noting that “all the prestige in the world won’t get somebody to buy a laptop for $1,000 when he could buy the same one for $600,” a line of attack Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer recently used.

I really don’t get why Apple enthusiasts are exulting over this at the rumor sites.

132 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:11:08pm
133 Lidane  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:11:22pm

Challenge accepted!

134 Dr Lizardo  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:13:03pm

re: #132 FemNaziBitch

So there is a country crazier than the US.

Sounds reasonable.

//

135 Ian G.  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:13:22pm

re: #120 FemNaziBitch

Predatory New Limbaugh Sponsor Scams the Elderly

I’ve long been convinced that the Movement Right is really just a marketing scam dressed up as a political ideology. I mean, is there a single wingnut site out there that isn’t plastered with gold scams, MLM crap, and the like?

136 Lidane  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:13:34pm

re: #131 Carlos Danger

Ichan is an idiot. Apple’s entire brand depends on people paying a premium for something that works straight out of the box with no additional tech skills, and which looks good. Yes, you can buy a PC for less, but dedicated Apple users don’t want one.

137 jaunte  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:13:50pm

re: #133 Lidane

Get close enough to read the QR code, and it takes you to a website that reads: “FISH.”

138 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:14:41pm

re: #135 Ian G.

I’ve long been convinced that the Movement Right is really just a marketing scam dressed up as a political ideology. I mean, is there a single wingnut site out there that isn’t plastered with gold scams, MLM crap, and the like?

Beck’s end-of-the-world scams complete with MRE’s were the stupidist, IMHO.

139 dog philosopher  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:15:14pm

re: #129 GeneJockey

Thermonuclear Bomb

some wingnuts were talking to me about the (entirely hypothetical) millions of people who were (entirely hypothetically) saved by dropping the bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki

i tried to remind them that there were about 150 thousand actual, non-hypothetical people who were actually, not hypothetically, killed at hiroshima and nagasaki, including of course tens of thousands of actual children

140 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:15:25pm

re: #136 Lidane

Ichan is an idiot. Apple’s entire brand depends on people paying a premium for something that works straight out of the box with no additional tech skills, and which looks good. Yes, you can buy a PC for less, but dedicated Apple users don’t want one.

EXACTLY. I want it idiot proof. I’m willing to pay for it because I’m the idiot.

141 jaunte  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:15:59pm

re: #131 Carlos Danger

“Porsche has aggressively pursued a niche market,” Icahn said. “It has been successful in that niche, but that is only one small piece of the pie. By cutting itself off from lower price points, it is capping its potential for success.”

142 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:16:24pm

re: #139 engineer cat

some wingnuts were talking to me about the (entirely hypothetical) millions of people who were (entirely hypothetically) saved by dropping the bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki

i tried to remind them that there were about 150 thousand actual, non-hypothetical people who were actually, not hypothetically, killed at hiroshima and nagasaki, including of course tens of thousands of actual children

I’m pretty much convinced that if the baddest of the baddest weapon is ever used on my area of the world, I won’t survive (or won’t want to).

143 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:17:40pm
144 jaunte  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:17:58pm

The pie is not all the same pie.

145 Backwoods_Sleuth  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:18:23pm

re: #138 FemNaziBitch

Beck’s end-of-the-world scams complete with MRE’s were the stupidist, IMHO.

I have to say it’s his “survival seeds”….
good freakin grief.

146 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:18:38pm

I started my day with bureaucratic bullshit regarding insurance companies and out-of-network doctors. I’m totally frustrated and pissed-off.

Someone, again, please tell me why Obamacare is a bad thing?

147 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:18:51pm

re: #144 jaunte

The pie is not all the same pie.

Some pies are more equal than others?

148 dog philosopher  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:19:35pm

re: #146 FemNaziBitch

I started my day with bureaucratic bullshit regarding insurance companies and out-of-network doctors. I’m totally frustrated and pissed-off.

Someone, again, please tell me why Obamacare is a bad thing?

real obamacare or imaginary wingnut obamacare?

149 jaunte  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:19:36pm

re: #147 FemNaziBitch

“Apple pie has aggressively pursued a niche market,” Icahn said. “It has been successful in that niche, but that is only one small piece of Pie. By cutting itself off from all other flavors, it is capping its potential for success.”

150 Ian G.  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:19:55pm

re: #131 Carlos Danger

Oh, about Icahn taking a stake in Apple- here was what he said last year:

I really don’t get why Apple enthusiasts are exulting over this at the rumor sites.

As a marketing professional, I always thought that Steve Jobs’ genius was to turn the usual product life-cycle upside down. Usually, a new product begins as a luxury item and, through innovation and competition, eventually ends up as a commodity that everyone and his grandmother owns. With Apple, Jobs took commodity items and turned them into luxury items.

The question is whether this business model is sustainable without the quasi-religious cult leader that was Jobs. Icahn is betting it isn’t. I guess we’ll see.

151 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:20:40pm

re: #149 jaunte

“Apple pie has aggressively pursued a niche market,” Icahn said. “It has been successful in that niche, but that is only one small piece of Pie. By cutting itself off from all other flavors, it is capping its potential for success.”

So, they are going to start a line of cumquats?

152 Backwoods_Sleuth  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:20:44pm

re: #147 FemNaziBitch

Some pies are more equal than others?

sometimes a pie is just a stupid chart…

153 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:20:59pm

re: #150 Ian G.

As a marketing professional, I always thought that Steve Jobs’ genius was to turn the usual product life-cycle upside down. Usually, a new product begins as a luxury item and, through innovation and competition, eventually ends up as a commodity that everyone and his grandmother owns. With Apple, Jobs took commodity items and turned them into luxury items.

The question is whether this business model is sustainable without the quasi-religious cult leader that was Jobs. Icahn is betting it isn’t. I guess we’ll see.

Have you been in an Apple store lately?

154 b.d.  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:21:20pm

re: #147 FemNaziBitch

Some pies are more equal than others?

We need to make the pie higher.

155 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:21:31pm

re: #148 engineer cat

real obamacare or imaginary wingnut obamacare?

At this point, any change is welcome.

156 Backwoods_Sleuth  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:22:35pm

re: #154 b.d.

We need to make the pie higher.

especially if it’s a cream pie, suitable for throwing…

157 As Stupid as I Look  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:22:40pm

re: #147 FemNaziBitch

Some pies are more equal than others?

Some are nutrient free slime molds covered in pretty crusts.

158 Ian G.  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:22:42pm

re: #153 FemNaziBitch

Have you been in an Apple store lately?

Back in December, to buy a new iPod since my 6-year-old one had worn out. Otherwise, I don’t own any other Apple products.

159 Decatur Deb  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:23:24pm

re: #153 FemNaziBitch

Have you been in an Apple store lately?

No, but the most overpriced gen4 iPad I’ve seen was at a Walmart.

160 Lidane  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:23:58pm

re: #147 FemNaziBitch

Some pies are more equal than others?

Yes. I have discovered this lately.

I’ve also discovered that I like making pies. This could be a problem.

161 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:25:41pm

re: #160 Lidane

Yes. I have discovered this lately.

I’ve also discovered that I like making pies. This could be a problem.

It’s all in the crust. If the crust is bad, the whole pie is affected.

162 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:25:50pm

re: #81 Justanotherhuman

Yeah, I linked a story from “Breaking News” (a headline aggregate) a bit ago and guess where this “news story” (allegedly from the AP—about the Air Force having trouble with nuclear codes, readiness, training, etc.) was actually linked to? Town Hall, not the AP (and couldn’t find it on AP anywhere at the time).

Did it link to Matthew Broderick and “War Games” as well?
/ :)

163 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:28:13pm

re: #97 Internet Tough Guy

I interpreted that as saying that every white person should start their own personal KKK.

Their slogans could be “A Klan of One.”

Or “Be All You Klan Be”.
:p

164 GeneJockey  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:33:55pm

re: #160 Lidane

Yes. I have discovered this lately.

I’ve also discovered that I like making pies. This could be a problem.

You think you’ve got a problem? My older son, who’s supposed to be earning his keep by cooking dinner, insisted on making Fettuccini Alfredo last night - the real thing, with 2 cups of heavy cream, half a stick of butter, and a cup of grated Parmagiano Reggiano.

I’m hoping this was a one-off, and doesn’t become a regular part of his repertoire, which is already deadly enough. I’ve tried teaching him how to cook vegetables, but the closed he’s come is preparing romaine lettuce for salad by tearing the heads apart like he was strangling them.

165 As Stupid as I Look  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:38:39pm

re: #164 GeneJockey

You think you’ve got a problem? My older son, who’s supposed to be earning his keep by cooking dinner, insisted on making Fettuccini Alfredo last night - the real thing, with 2 cups of heavy cream, half a stick of butter, and a cup of grated Parmagiano Reggiano.

I’m hoping this was a one-off, and doesn’t become a regular part of his repertoire, which is already deadly enough. I’ve tried teaching him how to cook vegetables, but the closed he’s come is preparing romaine lettuce for salad by tearing the heads apart like he was strangling them.

Your son’s cooking would be my salivation.

166 GeneJockey  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:39:32pm

re: #165 b_sharp

Your son’s cooking would be my salivation.

Never challenge a member of the Salivation Army to a drool.

167 Lidane  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:39:48pm

re: #161 FemNaziBitch

It’s all in the crust. If the crust is bad, the whole pie is affected.

Yep. It’s a skill I’m still figuring out.

I like baking. I like cooking too, but when I do, the boyfriend sticks his nose in and starts seasoning things and ruining my groove. Baking is the one time I can get him the hell out of the kitchen until I’m done. Haha.

168 GeneJockey  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:45:24pm

re: #167 Lidane

Yep. It’s a skill I’m still figuring out.

I like baking. I like cooking too, but when I do, the boyfriend sticks his nose in and starts seasoning things and ruining my groove. Baking is the one time I can get him the hell out of the kitchen until I’m done. Haha.

Too many cooks spoil the brouhaha.

169 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:52:55pm

re: #167 Lidane

Yep. It’s a skill I’m still figuring out.

I like baking. I like cooking too, but when I do, the boyfriend sticks his nose in and starts seasoning things and ruining my groove. Baking is the one time I can get him the hell out of the kitchen until I’m done. Haha.

My mom never failed with crusts. she used a recipe from a 100 year old recipe book that instructed you how to set the fire in your cast iron stove.

She used crisco and one of these.

170 RealityBasedSteve  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 1:57:05pm

re: #125 NJDhockeyfan
Image of the inside of a guitar goes here….

[Embedded content]

Our local WoodCraft shop does a class on making an acoustic guitar about twice a year. Even though I have NO musical ability I’d love to do that class, just for the learning value of it.

RBS

171 Political Atheist  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 2:05:44pm

re: #66 Charles Johnson

Big time saver there. Nothing beats good tools. When or if the CFL’s get old or quit- I switched to LED from CFL and I’m very pleased.

172 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 2:26:37pm

LIDANE.

re: #169 FemNaziBitch

My mom never failed with crusts. she used a recipe from a 100 year old recipe book that instructed you how to set the fire in your cast iron stove.

She used crisco and one of these.

I have it somewhere, and can dig it out if you want it. email me. I try to scan it and send it to you.

173 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Aug 13, 2013 2:28:01pm

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