Saturday Jam: Darwin Deez - DNA

All these molecules don’t make me who I am
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My DNA is running out
I am not the guy who makes you smile now
And when we talk it’s not the same
But I already lost the gene for feeling pain

So I won’t cry
No I will just pretend
I’m still the one
And that we are in love again

But when I call you are never home
I am down to six or seven chromosomes
But you don’t care or understand
How it feels to be a single double strand

But I won’t cry
No I will just pretend
I’m still the one
And that we are in love again

All these molecules don’t make me who I am
You did
So I will just pretend
I’m still the one
And we are in love again

But I won’t cry
No I will just pretend
That I’m still the one I was
And that we are in love again

Well I won’t cry
Oh no I will just pretend
I’m still the one
And that we are in love again

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Music - darwin deez
Director - Miles Crawford
Cinematographer - E. Gustavo Petersen
Choreographer - Joshua Pelatzky
Starring:
Red - Mishay Petronelli
Blue - Joshua Pelatzky
With:
Yellow - Michelle Dorrance
Purple - Charlene deGuzman
Green - Garrett Hanson
Pink - Miles Crawford
Hair / Make-Up and special thanks - Cordelia Culver

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322 comments

1 Charles Johnson  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 5:34:23pm

Don’t miss the very end of the video.

2 b.d.  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 5:40:09pm

Oh, so watch til the end so I won’t understand it huh?

3 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 5:54:14pm

I knew this would happen… :D

4 Charles Johnson  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 5:55:08pm
5 Charles Johnson  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 5:55:27pm

Pretty sure that one’s really the Golden Gate.

6 b.d.  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 5:55:52pm

re: #3 Gus

I knew this would happen… :D

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God got lazy and just copied some stuff.

7 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 5:56:01pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

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Checks… Yep, that’s the GGB. //

8 Charles Johnson  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:00:33pm

I mean, if you can’t trust the National Geographic Twitter account, who can you trust?

9 Charles Johnson  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:00:49pm

We’re down the rabbit hole, people.

10 Decatur Deb  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:01:18pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

I mean, if you can’t trust the National Geographic Twitter account, who can you trust?

Trust but Gogglefy.

11 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:01:18pm
12 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:02:39pm

54 RTs:

13 b.d.  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:04:50pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

I mean, if you can’t trust the National Geographic Twitter account, who can you trust?

NewsCorp owns The National Geographic TV channel, that may be the tie in which would make me not trust anything that they put out?

14 Stanley Sea  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:05:13pm
15 b.d.  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:07:30pm

re: #12 Gus

54 RTs:

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[dudebro]NSA is manipulating Australian election results!! Let’s see the paper ballots!!1![/dudebro]

16 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:08:10pm

re: #13 b.d.

NewsCorp owns The National Geographic TV channel, that may be the tie in which would make me not trust anything that they put out?

I don’t think it’s that big a deal. Someone Tweeting on a Saturday for NatGeo. The latest NatGeo about rising sea levels is pretty good.

17 b.d.  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:09:58pm

re: #16 Gus

I don’t think it’s that big a deal. Someone Tweeting on a Saturday for NatGeo. The latest NatGeo about rising sea levels is pretty good.

The mag may still be safe but the twitter may be run by the same NewsCorp employee that always calls discredited republicans democrats on the tv screen.

18 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:12:09pm

re: #15 b.d.

[dudebro]NSA is manipulating Australian election results!! Let’s see the paper ballots!!1![/dudebro]

Wikileaks Party: the party of the one percent.

19 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:14:48pm

re: #17 b.d.

The mag may still be safe but the twitter may be run by the same NewsCorp employee that always calls discredited republicans democrats on the tv screen.

They should at least correct. Some don’t. It’s common on Twitter for people to not correct. I make that effort.

20 b.d.  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:15:25pm

re: #18 Gus

Wikileaks Party: the party of the one percent.

hahaha. How the hell can they only poll 1%? I am becoming more convinced by the day that this is all some sort of Russian intelligence agency performance art.

21 wrenchwench  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:17:18pm
22 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:17:54pm

re: #20 b.d.

hahaha. How the hell can they only poll 1%? I am becoming more convinced by the day that this is all some sort of Russian intelligence agency performance art.

I’m sure they think he’s a joke in Australia. Dude’s holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy trying to escape a Swedish inquiry. Even Ecuador has had enough of him.

23 Charles Johnson  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:19:45pm

re: #21 wrenchwench

So awesome I had to post it to Twitter.

24 b.d.  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:26:39pm

re: #22 Gus

I’m sure they think he’s a joke in Australia. Dude’s holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy trying to escape a Swedish inquiry. Even Ecuador has had enough of him.

The Vanity Fair article on Assange is quite an eye opner and a great read.

No one is talking, as they were when he was free to mingle with the outside world, about his thin skin, his argumentative nature, his paranoia, his self-absorption, his poor personal hygiene, his habit of using his laptop when dining in company, or his failure to flush the toilet.

Vanity Fair - The Man Who Came to Dinner

25 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:28:10pm


Stavridis is a 1976 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a native of South Florida,

Stavridis earned a PhD and Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in International Relations in 1984, where he won the Gullion Prize as outstanding student. He has been appointed Dean of The Fletcher School, to begin his term July 1, 2013. He is also a 1992 distinguished graduate of the United States National War College. In 2003, He was honored with the Naval War College Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award. He frequently publishes his thoughts, opinions and analyses in myriad publications, including the Western Hemisphere policy publication Americas Quarterly and the United States Naval Institute’s blog.

26 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:32:08pm

So even graduating at the top of the class from Annapolis means nothing to these twerps.

27 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:33:32pm
28 simoom  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:36:37pm

This exchange seems to be pretty telling as to the scope of the leaks the NYT & Guardian built their encryption story off of. Perhaps mostly based on the PowerPoint presentation they included a few slides of?:

29 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:36:45pm

Awards and decorations

NATO Meritorious Service Medal
NATO Medal Yugoslavia ribbon bar.svg NATO Medal for Yugoslavia
Legion Honneur Commandeur ribbon.svg Commander’s degree, National Order of the Legion of Honour of France[14]
BEL Kroonorde Grootkruis BAR.svg Grand Cross Order of the Crown (Belgium)
GRE Order of the Phoenix - Grand Cross BAR.png Grand Cross Order of the Phoenix (Greece)
EST Order of the Cross of the Eagle 1st Class BAR.png Estonian Order of the Cross of the Eagle First Class[15]
ITA OMRI 2001 GC BAR.svg Order of Merit of the Italian Republic Knight Grand Cross of the Republic
GER Bundesverdienstkreuz 5 GrVK Stern.svg Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Grand Merit Cross with Star[16]
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (military) 2class BAR.svg The Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary
POL Order Zaslugi RP kl3 BAR.png Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit (Poland)[17]
Ribbon of the Order of Duke Trpimir.png Order of Duke Trpimir (Croatia)
LTU Order for Merits to Lithuania - Commander’s Cross BAR.svg Cross of Commander of the Order for Merits to Lithuania[18]
Order of Naval Merit (Argentina) - ribbon bar.png Order of Naval Merit (Argentina)
Brazil Naval Grand Officer.jpg Order of Naval Merit in the degree of Grand Officer (Brazil)
Legion Honneur Chevalier ribbon.png Cruz de la Victoria (Chile)[19]
COL Gran Cruz Orden del Mérito Naval Almirante Padilla.png Grand Cross The Order of Naval Merit “Admiral Padilla” (Colombia)
PER Orden al Mérito Naval.png Order of the Peruvian Cross of Naval Merit in the rank of Grand Cross along with a White Ribbon (Peru)[20]
Romanian Honor Emblem.png The Emblem of Honor of the General Staff of Romania
LVA Aizsardzības ministra apbalvojums “Atzinības Goda Zīme”.png Medal of Honorary Recognition of Latvia[21]
Grand Cross of the Medal of Military Merit ribbon.jpg Military Merit Grand Cross Medal of the Portuguese Republic
Albania gratitude.png Albanian Medal of Gratitude[22]
Noribbon.svg Slovenian Medal for multinational cooperation 1st grade
Noribbon.svg Grand Cross (Dominican Republic)
Noribbon.svg Navy National Defense Cross (Guatemala)
Us sa-kwlib rib.png Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Us kw-kwlib rib.png Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Guess this just happened while he was sitting on his Tweeting.

30 Charles Johnson  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:37:44pm

re: #26 Gus

So even graduating at the top of the class from Annapolis means nothing to these twerps.

They’re just tools of The Man.

31 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:38:29pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

They’re just tools of The Man.

Shills. I’m sure the good admiral just got to be an admiral because, magic. Or something.

32 Charles Johnson  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:40:01pm
33 b.d.  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:43:40pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

They’re just tools of The Man.

[dudebro]Puppets of the MIC, given shiny trinkets and pretty ribbons for their souls [/dudebro]

34 klys  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:46:21pm

re: #24 b.d.

I read that and the take-home is DUDEBRO.

Not necessarily the journalist, just Assange. And Wikileaks. And all that bullshit.

35 simoom  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:49:53pm

One of the authors of the NYT’s NSA encryption story promoting a comic essentially calling NSA employees “Evil Doers” as “the best thing I’ve seen all day” and casting the NYT, Propublica & Guardian as superheros:

Glad they’re approaching the story soberly and without bias.

36 ProTARDISLiberal  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:51:22pm

I would ask for the context for this, but I don’t think it would help this make any more sense.

37 klys  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:52:36pm

Things that are going to suck a lot: the first electric bill with AC.

38 b.d.  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6:53:00pm

re: #36 ProTARDISLiberal

I would ask for the context for this, but I don’t think it would help this make any more sense.

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If I was going to smuggle myself in a truckload of red chilies, I’d make sure I got really, really drunk before I got in too.

39 Amory Blaine  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:02:50pm

From Wonkette:

A Children’s Treasury Of Derp: Your Weekend Roundup Of Dumbth

Welcome to another edition of our Derp Roundup, that collection of virtual floor sweepings that are too stoopid to completely ignore but not worth a full-length post. To start with, let’s give an Excellence In Trolling medal to the sometimes-funny Andy Borowitz, whose New Yorker piece this week was characteristically meh, but managed to fool a few people, including Stupidest Guest Blogger On the Internet Mara Zebest, over at Gateway Pundit, whose impassioned overreaction — “Obama is a thin-skinned man-child and the laughing stock of the world” — doesn’t really depend on the veracity of the source material anyway. After commenters pointed out that Borowitz is satire — and a commenter whined about Obama being elected by “low information voters who get their info from Hollywood and comedians” — Zebest pulled the article, but it’s preserved by the magic of Google cache. Thanks, internet! Wonkette wishes a speedy recovery to Jim Hoft, and is exploring the possibility of asking Andy Borowitz to run a story about the $3150 that Gateway Pundit owes us.

40 Amory Blaine  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:03:53pm

re: #37 klys

Things that are going to suck a lot: the first electric bill with AC.

Things that don’t suck: AC

41 klys  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:07:54pm

Oh fuck no. God.

Child Dies From Gunshot In Yellowstone Campground

Callous as this sounds, I really, really, really fucking hope this was a gun owned by the family. Bad enough they have to pay for their own decisions, but to pay for someone else’s?

42 b.d.  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:08:00pm

re: #40 Amory Blaine

Things that don’t suck: AC

AC is a human right and should be free to all

/

43 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:08:05pm
44 klys  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:08:26pm

re: #40 Amory Blaine

Things that don’t suck: AC

It’s true, the high for Monday is predicted at 104.

45 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:10:34pm
46 b.d.  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:11:45pm

re: #41 klys
Great freakin idea:

Loaded guns will be allowed in Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and other national parks under a new law that takes effect Monday

2/19/2010

47 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:13:28pm

Alex Jones freaks.

48 klys  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:14:27pm

re: #46 b.d.

Great freakin idea:

2/19/2010

I know.

Hence the comment.

49 Gus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:15:00pm
50 klys  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:16:11pm

re: #48 klys

It kills me because if I have a favorite place on Earth, where I could spend my life and be happy, it would be Yellowstone.

I would happily do summers there. And research. Geyser research I could do.

I hope that family can find peace. I also hope this tragedy can’t be pointed to someone else’s actions.

51 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:16:24pm

re: #49 Gus

They do it because it is there.

52 calochortus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:16:33pm

re: #44 klys

It’s true, the high for Monday is predicted at 104.

I thought once you got that AC we wouldn’t get any more hot weather this year.

53 klys  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:16:56pm

re: #52 calochortus

I thought once you got that AC we wouldn’t get any more hot weather this year.

I lied. But you could come and visit on Monday.

54 Charles Johnson  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:19:51pm
55 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:21:58pm

re: #54 Charles Johnson

Don’t you know the secret word?

xkcd.com

56 calochortus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:25:02pm

re: #53 klys

Thanks, but we also have AC (we just hate to run it if we don’t have to.) We’ll probably run it for an hour before bedtime to get things cooler for sleeping.

57 klys  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:26:22pm

re: #56 calochortus

Thanks, but we also have AC (we just hate to run it if we don’t have to.) We’ll probably run it for an hour before bedtime to get things cooler for sleeping.

You also don’t live in that #*()$&@*(#&%(#*&$@)*$#(_*@$()@�*(%�*( microclimate.

Ahem.

But this weekend is probably the first in many years I am not cursing it. Much.

58 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:26:42pm

re: #56 calochortus

I try not to run my AC unless it is really hot during the day. I usually run it at night so I can sleep.

59 Decatur Deb  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:28:44pm

re: #37 klys

Things that are going to suck a lot: the first electric bill with AC.

If you have the right kind of attic, check into DIY superinsulating. Wait for a good sale at a big box store, and for fed/state incentives. We are at about R43, and have felt about a 10% reduction in our electric. (Alabama—we know heat.)

60 ProTARDISLiberal  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:30:06pm

Amazing.

The headache this morning, never went away.

61 calochortus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:30:09pm

re: #57 klys

You also don’t live in that #*()$&@*(#&%(#*&$@)*$#(_*@$()@’*(%’*( microclimate.

I know. :)

62 calochortus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:31:52pm

re: #58 PhillyPretzel

I try not to run my AC unless it is really hot during the day. I usually run it at night so I can sleep.

I hate sleeping with AC on. When we lived in south eastern PA I got used to it, but here in the beautiful SF Bay Area we usually cool off pretty well at night. There are always some exceptions and the traditional “September Hot Spell” is one of them.

63 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:33:22pm

DERP

64 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:33:59pm

Good stuff, but I think they have the credits wrong: Mr. Pink was played by Steve Buscemi and Mr. Blue was played by Eddie Bunker. Don’t know about Messrs Red, Green, Yellow, and Purple; They must have been a crew Joe Cabot had assembled for a different job.


/If you’re a Quentin Tarantino, you know this reference.

65 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:34:23pm

re: #60 ProTARDISLiberal

Amazing.

The headache this morning, never went away.

That sucks. When I used to get migraines, the best thing I found (aside from sleeping it off) was Alka-Seltzer. My doctor suggested it and it really did help. If I took it soon enough, it would keep it from kicking fully in. Thankfully mine went away.

66 simoom  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:34:47pm

Another day, another Poitras SPIEGEL story with little point besides outing NSA collection capabilities:

spiegel.de

The United States’ National Security Agency intelligence-gathering operation is capable of accessing user data from smart phones from all leading manufacturers.

The documents also indicate that the NSA has set up specific working groups to deal with each operating system, with the goal of gaining secret access to the data held on the phones.

In the internal documents, experts boast about successful access to iPhone data in instances where the NSA is able to infiltrate the computer a person uses to sync their iPhone. Mini-programs, so-called “scripts,” then enable additional access to at least 38 iPhone features.

The documents suggest the intelligence specialists have also had similar success in hacking into BlackBerrys.

The material viewed by SPIEGEL suggests that the spying on smart phones has not been a mass phenomenon. It has been targeted, in some cases in an individually tailored manner and without the knowledge of the smart phone companies.

67 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:35:54pm

re: #63 Vicious Babushka

DERP

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Other known tyrants like Ronald Reagan, he means.

Image: C26340-29.jpg

68 calochortus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:35:59pm

re: #63 Vicious Babushka

Because most politicians refrain from kissing babies and surrounding themselves with well scrubbed school children?

69 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:36:38pm
70 Targetpractice  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:37:27pm

The more I argue with emoprogs and peaceniks about Syria, the greater the sense of deja vu gets about Iraq. Let me take a moment to once again damn Dubya, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Powell, Rice, Tenet, and the rest of the fucking Peanut Gallery for turning international crises into utter clusterfucks.

71 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:38:57pm

re: #67 Dark_Falcon

Other known tyrants like Ronald Reagan, he means.

Image: C26340-29.jpg

This tyrant too.

72 Decatur Deb  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:39:14pm

re: #69 Vicious Babushka

Spent the morning at our flea market. Much praise of Tovarich P, especially at the tables selling guns, ammo, and confederate flags.

73 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:40:22pm

re: #72 Decatur Deb

Spent the morning at our flea market. Much praise of Tovarich P, especially at the tables selling guns, ammo, and confederate flags.

74 Belafon  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:41:19pm

re: #63 Vicious Babushka

Try this one: georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov

75 Decatur Deb  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:41:45pm

re: #73 Vicious Babushka

Putin would know what to do with those puking kittens on the subway tracks.

76 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:41:57pm

re: #74 Belafon

Try this one: georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov

What a tyrant.

77 Targetpractice  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:43:00pm

re: #73 Vicious Babushka

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Should anybody take a second to note that the wingnuts would be hard-pressed to name off the top of their heads a presidential candidate in the past 30 years who could approach the manliness of Putin? For Christssakes, their fucking idol is a geriatric film actor who never saw a day of combat in his life!

78 simoom  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:44:19pm

Assange bragging about his role in the Snowden saga to the South China Morning Post:

scmp.com

Assange labelled himself a successful “people smuggler” for helping the whistle-blower escape to Russia via Chek Lap Kok airport on June 23, two weeks after the former CIA analyst first broke cover in Hong Kong.

“Snowden would be very unlikely to have received asylum in Hong Kong for a variety of political and bureaucratic reasons,” Assange told the South China Morning Post yesterday from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has been holed up for more than a year to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted on sexual assault allegations.

“We legally analysed his situation … and conveyed to him that very few refugees who applied for asylum in Hong Kong had received it. However, we assessed there was a 65 per cent chance he would win his extradition case … that he would ultimately prevail; that is the nature of the politics of the Hong Kong government and the Chinese politburo.”

Assange, 42, said Snowden’s choice of Hong Kong was “not what we would have advised” but that “it was definitely one of the most interesting political destinations he could have chosen”.

“Our own political and legal analysis of Snowden’s situation was that Hong Kong would play it by the book,” he said.

This was to keep “its reputation as a country which has a strong rule of law when it is under a lot of scrutiny, a desire to not lose face from China and to not look like the US is pushing them around”.

This approach “would be the best outcome”, but it also meant the 30-year-old whistle-blower would be jailed, Assange said. “Hong Kong’s law is such that during an extradition case there is a presumption against bail, so that while he was running that case, which would have gone for years, he’d have been in prison.”

“For that period of time, he was the world’s most wanted man by the world’s most powerful government and its full intelligence apparatus,” Assange said.

“So it is a great success story, thanks to those who believed in his human rights and people in Hong Kong who were supportive of that.”

“It’s very interesting to hear a lot about asylum seekers and to be one yourself,” Assange said.

“And then to be a people smuggler as we have been with a number of individuals who needed protecting including Edward Snowden and his departure from Hong Kong and successful asylum application in Russia.”

79 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:46:09pm

re: #78 simoom

Assange bragging about his role in the Snowden saga to the South China Morning Post:

scmp.com

The word the Chinese use for “people smugglers like Mr. Assange brags of being translates as “Snake Head”. Which is actually a pretty good description of Julian Assange.

80 A Mom Anon  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:46:38pm

re: #63 Vicious Babushka

Hmm, so what was President Bush doing on Sept 11, 2001? Gosh, what was that he was doing when he got some really bad news? It’s just a mystery.

Because only evil people ever have their pictures taken with children. Why would a president have kids present when, oh signing a bill related to education? How could that possibly be relevant?

Teh Stupid has gone weapons grade people, seek shelter.

81 jaunte  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:46:43pm

re: #73 Vicious Babushka

Mike Beacham hearts manboobs.

82 A Mom Anon  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:52:11pm

re: #80 A Mom Anon

I think there was also some photo op regarding “snowflake babies” with GWB at some point too.

Honest to god these freaking people need medication and intensive therapy. This shit has got to the point of ree-damned-diculous. Beyond that.

83 calochortus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:55:07pm

re: #79 Dark_Falcon

The word the Chinese use for “people smugglers like Mr. Assange brags of being translates as “Snake Head”. Which is actually a pretty good description of Julian Assange.

Except that it’s an insult to honest, hardworking snakes everywhere…

84 Amory Blaine  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:57:46pm

re: #70 Targetpractice

The more I argue with emoprogs and peaceniks about Syria, the greater the sense of deja vu gets about Iraq. Let me take a moment to once again damn Dubya, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Powell, Rice, Tenet, and the rest of the fucking Peanut Gallery for turning international crises into utter clusterfucks.

Amen. Now let’s eat.

85 sagehen  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 7:59:21pm

re: #77 Targetpractice

Should anybody take a second to note that the wingnuts would be hard-pressed to name off the top of their heads a presidential candidate in the past 30 years who could approach the manliness of Putin? For Christssakes, their fucking idol is a geriatric film actor who never saw a day of combat in his life!

But he rode horses!! (really well, actually… and bred them and trained them. His ranch was an actual working ranch.)

86 sagehen  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 8:02:02pm

re: #79 Dark_Falcon

The word the Chinese use for “people smugglers like Mr. Assange brags of being translates as “Snake Head”. Which is actually a pretty good description of Julian Assange.

A word that Stargate fans take to mean something else entirely…

87 Amory Blaine  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 8:07:47pm

re: #80 A Mom Anon

He was reading to them!!! Indoctrinating them!!! The goats are coming!!!!

Youtube Video

88 Amory Blaine  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 8:12:38pm

Manliness is protecting the vulnerable.

89 calochortus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 8:14:26pm

re: #88 Amory Blaine

Any fool (or child) can destroy stuff. It takes a real man or woman to build and to protect.

90 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 8:20:43pm
91 simoom  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 8:21:29pm

re: #66 simoom

92 calochortus  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 8:28:44pm

Oh look, here comes my husband with a nice glass of gewurztraminer for me. Time for wine and a good book.
Hasta mañana, all.

93 simoom  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 8:37:24pm

I was just reading through Charles’ last front page post, “When Two-Bit Character Actors Attack” and this part really reminded me of GG making a similar argument a while back:

Another sample of his debating technique:

This was the exchange I was thinking of:

94 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 8:41:20pm

re: #93 simoom

I was just reading through Charles’ last front page post, “When Two-Bit Character Actors Attack” and this part really reminded me of GG making a similar argument a while back:

Another sample of his debating technique:

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BTW, that ‘@dolphincatcher’ account Nick Searcy was tweeting at is operated by a member of the Stalker Blog. So Nick is apparently happy to work with Rodan and his hateful crew.

[waves to the Stalkers]

95 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 8:42:46pm

re: #92 calochortus

Oh look, here comes my husband with a nice glass of gewurztraminer for me. Time for wine and a good book.
Hasta mañana, all.

I would ask if he’s actively trying to give you unrelenting diarrhea for some reason, but what you do in the privacy of your own home is no business of mine.

96 Amory Blaine  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 8:47:40pm

Means spicy grape. I love German white wines.

97 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 9:03:08pm
98 teleskiguy  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 9:06:02pm

Evening lizards!

Charles put his “Why I parted with the right” post in the RELATED section of the recent post on some actor I’ve never heard of. Just for shits and giggles I looked through the comments on that thread. Jeepers! Lots of deleted comments, flounce-city, and lots of banned users. What struck me was there were a lot of people who agreed 100% with the post but got banned anyway later on down the road.

I got banned. Once. I sent Charles an email in the public form on LGF saying I was sorry. I knew exactly what comment I made that got me banned, which I dare not repeat here. Basically I violated terms of use pretty blatantly, specifically the “wishing for violence against others” thingy that Charles rightfully enforces. And looky-loo! I get to participate!

What really kills me is the flounce. Why would anyone go to the trouble to write such nonsense only to know that the comment will be deleted and they will be banned? My guess is mental illness. But, it can be rather entertaining if you see it happen in real time!

OK. Just shooting the breeze. :)

99 Amory Blaine  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 9:09:18pm

re: #97 NJDhockeyfan

What’s the problem? He’s just on his way to Starbucks. ;)

100 Targetpractice  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 9:16:05pm

re: #97 NJDhockeyfan

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Hey Joe, where you going with that gun in your hand?

101 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 9:24:34pm

re: #100 Targetpractice

I’m goin’ down to the police station
You know I heard they got a lucrative buy-back program.

102 prairiefire  Sat, Sep 7, 2013 9:42:52pm

re: #100 Targetpractice

Heeeyy Joe, I say, where you going with that gun in your hand?

104 Kragar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 12:29:52am

re: #103 Carlos Danger

Up to 20,000 North Korean prison camp inmates may have disappeared, group says

Oh well, thats too bad. You can’t expect the world to give a fuck about it.

105 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 2:04:37am

re: #104 Kragar

Oh well, thats too bad. You can’t expect the world to give a fuck about it.

Your time stamp doesn’t make sense, as it just posted. 12:29 am and it’s 5:02 am here. Wassup with that?

106 Kragar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 2:24:10am

re: #105 Justanotherhuman

Your time stamp doesn’t make sense, as it just posted. 12:29 am and it’s 5:02 am here. Wassup with that?

PST

107 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 2:31:16am

Anyway, morning shift here. And the following article convinces me that Julian Assange is a narcissistic yellow-bellied coward with a criminally-slanted mindset.

The legal mythology of the extradition of Julian Assange

Why the “zombie facts” of Assange supporters are wrong.

newstatesman.com

On a personal note, I’ve been challenging “the system” for a hell of a long time, and never have had to resort to criminal activity to do so. There are plenty of legal ways to change what we think is unjust, and taking the law into your own hands is nothing more than vigilantism. To my way of thinking, vigilantism is just a reactionary viewpoint, like racism, sexism, homophobia and that ilk.

Cooler heads should always prevail and I have always looked for those rational types who think about such things. The difference between any govt entity, like the NSA, which investigates criminal activity in order to safeguard my well-being as well as of the country at large is quite different than some individual who violates the law—especially those like Manning who swore to uphold his Constitutional responsibilities—and hackers breaking into computers and systems looking for some sort of special “recognition”, is quite explicit to me.

Don’t get me wrong—govt entities can, and do, the wrong thing from time to time. But endangering lives and exposing legal secrecy by the govt, which is guaranteed by the Constitution itself, is wrong when done extra-legally. Short cuts, like hacking into systems you have no right to be in is considered criminal activity, regardless of our own judgment about those systems. It’s outright theft. Just because you can do something illegally doesn’t mean you should when it has the potential to harm so many.

When I first heard of the charges against Assange in Sweden, I thought it might be a set-up of some sort. But these were women who were his supporters, and as events unfolded, I had a change of mind, as it’s become pretty evident that Assange is little more than a hacking douche who has a following of the like-minded, or those who simply don’t care, who have set him up as a demi-god and spawned the likes of Snowden, aided and abetted by other “libertarians” who don’t mind low stooping to get their message across.

108 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 2:32:09am

re: #106 Kragar

PST

Oh, I get that, but why the half hour difference? : )

109 sagehen  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 2:53:36am

re: #14 Stanley Sea

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110 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 2:59:03am

So—the hoods in Britain are black, not white?

EDL and anti-fascists charge police lines at London protest

channel4.com

111 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 3:12:55am

Is Poitras backtracking a bit?

Report: NSA can access most smartphone data

bigstory.ap.org

“The article published Sunday doesn’t say how the magazine obtained the documents. But one of its authors is Laura Poitras, an American filmmaker with close contacts to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

“Der Spiegel says the documents don’t indicate that the NSA is conducting mass surveillance of phone users but rather that these techniques are used to eavesdrop on specific individuals.” (my emphasis)

Full story isn’t up on Spiegel yet: spiegel.de

112 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 3:40:20am

Another myth exposed, revealing errors and biases in research. I am left-handed, also, but can utilize my right hand very well when needed (like using the mouse or shifting gears in the car). Also, learning to “cope” in a right-handed world has served me very well as a learning tool and problem solver.

Do left-handed people really die young?

bbc.co.uk

113 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 4:34:21am

re: #104 Kragar

Oh well, thats too bad. You can’t expect the world to give a fuck about it.

When I feel the need to give a fuck I go build a Habitat house. Bombing people is low on my menu of compassionate action.

114 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 4:40:58am

re: #110 Justanotherhuman

So—the hoods in Britain are black, not white?

EDL and anti-fascists charge police lines at London protest

channel4.com

Think the black fashion statement is actually the anti-fascists—they overlap the Black Bloc ninja wannabes.

115 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 4:55:02am

re: #114 Decatur Deb

Think the black fashion statement is actually the anti-fascists—they overlap the Black Bloc ninja wannabes.

You are correct. I’m not a fan of them, not since they stormed a restaurant in Tinley Park (a southern suburb of Chicago I visit infrequently) and beat up a group of racists who were holding a lunch meeting.

If “Anti-Fascist Action” had gone into the place and verbally protested and then called for a boycott of the restaurant till it agreed to allow any more events by racist organizations, I’d have been OK with their actions. But to simply break in and attack people is utterly lawless and brutal. It also got one of their own number detained at gunpoint by a racist they missed with the first rush, who went out to his car and got his handgun. So because they acted hot-headedly, the non-racists got jailed, and the shithead who held one of their number at gunpoint had his actions deemed justified.

And that’s why I don’t like Anti-Fascist Action”.

Post edited after I checked what had happened. My initial memory had been in error.

116 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 5:20:36am

Last Hitler bodyguard Rochus Misch dies

Misch said working for Hitler was “the happiest time in his life” and his former boss was “no brute” …

117 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 5:21:01am

re: #115 Dark_Falcon

Yup. They intentionally screw up every demonstration they join. In at least one case, Genoa, they were proven in court to include a violent carabinieri provocateur. When they showed up at the DC anti-Iraq war protest (ANSWER), wife and I bagged it.

118 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 5:21:51am

re: #116 freetoken

Last Hitler bodyguard Rochus Misch dies

His boss loved dogs, don’t know about kittens.

119 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 5:49:57am

re: #117 Decatur Deb

Yup. They intentionally screw up every demonstration they join. In at least one case, Genoa, they were proven in court to include a violent carabinieri provocateur. When they showed up at the DC anti-Iraq war protest (ANSWER), wife and I bagged it.

Does that mean the provocateur was part of the Carabinieri? (The name means ‘Those carrying a carbine’, btw and refers to an an Italian government agency with both civil law enforcement and military roles.)

120 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 5:52:28am

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

Does that mean the provocateur was part of the Carabinieri? (The name means ‘Those carrying a carbine’, btw and refers to an an Italian government agency with both civil law enforcement and military roles.)

Yes—it got to court because the demo produced a fatality. The young cop confessed.

121 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 5:53:30am

re: #117 Decatur Deb

Yup. They intentionally screw up every demonstration they join. In at least one case, Genoa, they were proven in court to include a violent carabinieri provocateur. When they showed up at the DC anti-Iraq war protest (ANSWER), wife and I bagged it.

The proper response to ‘Anti-Fascist Action’ ought to be the same as that delivered to the EDL. Ideally it should be delivered by a combat veteran:

“You think war is all glory. I know that war is all Hell.” -
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman

122 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 5:55:09am

re: #120 Decatur Deb

Yes—it got to court because the demo produced a fatality. The young cop confessed.

Very, very stupid of him. That sort of shit erodes trust in the police and plays right into the hands of conspiracy theorists.

123 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 5:59:48am

re: #122 Dark_Falcon

Very, very stupid of him. That sort of shit erodes trust in the police and plays right into the hands of conspiracy theorists.

Wiki on infiltration:

Police infiltration

Police and security services have infiltrated black blocs with undercover officers. Since all members conceal their identities, it is harder to recognize infiltrators. Allegations first surfaced after several demonstrations. At the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa, amongst the many complaints about the police[34] there was mention of video footage in which “men in black were seen getting out of police vans near protest marches.”[35] In August 2007, Quebec police admitted that “their officers disguised themselves as demonstrators.” On these occasions, some were identified by genuine protesters because of their police-issue footwear.[36][37] In 2003 the Oakland, CA Police Dept infiltrated a group of peaceful anti-war protestors at the port. Oakland police captain Howard Jordan said “You don’t need to have some special skill to infiltrate these groups. Two of our officers were elected leaders within an hour of joining the group. So if you put people in there from the beginning, I think we’d be able to gather information and maybe even direct them to do something that we want them to do.”[38]


You can get a lot more from Googling genoa black bloc carabinieri, but anything except very partisan sources is hard to sort.

124 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:01:26am

re: #122 Dark_Falcon

Very, very stupid of him. That sort of shit erodes trust in the police and plays right into the hands of conspiracy theorists.

It wasn’t stupid of him, it was stupid of the Italian government who sent him. Berlusconi assigned 20,000 carabinieri to the Genoa summit.

125 William Barnett-Lewis  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:03:15am

107 year old Arkansas man dies in shoot out with police

An Arkansas man who held off police after being accused of aggravated assault is dead, after a SWAT team stormed a house during a reported exchange of gunfire Saturday afternoon.

Police officers had arrived at the house in Pine Bluff, Ark., to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. They spoke with two people, who said Monroe Isadore, 107, had pointed a gun at them. Isadore was in his bedroom, they said.

npr.org

126 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:04:34am

Another rumor surfaces, but not confirmed by BND in Germany.

Syrian forces may have used gas without Assad’s permission: paper

reuters.com

Didn’t Assad give his generals complete authority in fighting the rebels? I linked to that assertion a few threads back, but can’t find the source now.

127 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:09:06am

re: #123 Decatur Deb

Wiki on infiltration:

Police infiltration

Police and security services have infiltrated black blocs with undercover officers. Since all members conceal their identities, it is harder to recognize infiltrators. Allegations first surfaced after several demonstrations. At the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa, amongst the many complaints about the police[34] there was mention of video footage in which “men in black were seen getting out of police vans near protest marches.”[35] In August 2007, Quebec police admitted that “their officers disguised themselves as demonstrators.” On these occasions, some were identified by genuine protesters because of their police-issue footwear.[36][37] In 2003 the Oakland, CA Police Dept infiltrated a group of peaceful anti-war protestors at the port. Oakland police captain Howard Jordan said “You don’t need to have some special skill to infiltrate these groups. Two of our officers were elected leaders within an hour of joining the group. So if you put people in there from the beginning, I think we’d be able to gather information and maybe even direct them to do something that we want them to do.”[38]

You can get a lot more from Googling genoa black bloc carabinieri, but anything except very partisan sources is hard to sort.

Police infiltration of a ‘black bloc’ group for the purposes of gathering intelligence is defensible, given those groups’ violent nature and the fact that the police are charged with preventing civic mayhem. Infiltration for the purpose of getting them to cause mayhem is entirely wrong and might well constitute entrapment here in the US.

128 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:10:17am

re: #125 William Barnett-Lewis

107 year old Arkansas man dies in shoot out with police

npr.org

At least he died doing what he loved.

129 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:10:44am
130 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:11:13am

re: #126 Justanotherhuman

Another rumor surfaces, but not confirmed by BND in Germany.

Syrian forces may have used gas without Assad’s permission: paper

reuters.com

Didn’t Assad give his generals complete authority in fighting the rebels? I linked to that assertion a few threads back, but can’t find the source now.

Doesn’t matter: As president he is responsible for their actions unless he were to take action to punish those who had acted without orders or in defiance of same. If a ‘rouge general’ fired gas rockets, then Assad would have to have that general tried and shot.

131 Flounder  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:11:46am

I would like to show off the newest member of our family, Neuman:

Image: Neuman.jpg

There is so much cuteness in our house I think I’m gonna barf.

Gus, the chocolate lab, could care less. Amadeus, the plott hound, wants to eat him.

132 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:13:38am

re: #129 Gus

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At this point Alan Grayson can go fuck himself with a railroad spike.

133 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:14:30am

re: #131 Flounder

I would like to show off the newest member of our family, Neuman:

Image: Neuman.jpg

There is so much cuteness in our house I think I’m gonna barf.

Gus, the chocolate lab, could care less. Amadeus, the plott hound, wants to eat him.

That’s a large dose of Cute right there.

134 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:14:57am

re: #130 Dark_Falcon

Doesn’t matter: As president he is responsible for their actions unless he were to take action to punish those who had acted without orders or in defiance of same. If a ‘rouge general’ fired gas rockets, then Assad would have to have that general tried and shot.

So Lt. Calley and Cpt. Medina made LBJ a war criminal? Many of my friends thought so.

Good thing Cuba didn’t have drones.

135 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:20:12am

re: #134 Decatur Deb

So Lt. Calley and Cpt. Medina made LBJ a war criminal? Many of my friends thought so.

Good thing Cuba didn’t have drones.

No, because the US Army brought Lt. Calley to trial and punished him for some of his misdeeds (difficulties in proving who did what at My Lai ensured that most of those who murdered at My Lai were not brought to trial, and Calley benefited from his jury being made up of fellow officers who sympathized with him in part).

136 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:22:20am

re: #135 Dark_Falcon

No, because the US Army brought Lt. Calley to trial and punished him for some of his misdeeds (difficulties in proving who did what at My Lai ensured that most of those who murdered at My Lai were not brought to trial, and Calley benefited from his jury being made up of fellow officers who sympathized with him in part).

Calley’s punishment consisted of a few months house arrest with his girlfriend in his BOQ, until a rabid Georgia Republican judge set aside his sentence. The trial was a throw-away.

137 Flounder  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:25:10am

re: #133 Dark_Falcon

We got a lotta this going on

Youtube Video

138 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:30:03am

Well, at this point the USA can’t respond to anything because of its prior sins in Vietnam. Let’s look for another country, say, perhaps, Germany, Japan, China and Russia. Woops, not them. Have to count out most of Europe because of their prior forays. France was brutal to the Vietnamese prior to the big war. Guess it’s up to Brazil or Argentina. //

139 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:30:27am

re: #136 Decatur Deb

Calley’s punishment consisted of a few months house arrest with his girlfriend in his BOQ, until a rabid Georgia Republican judge set aside his sentence. The trial was a throw-away.

I know. But our system of justice is what it is and the Army had tried to put together what had happened at My Lai. But it proved impossible to do so to the degree required for criminal charges. But the fact that an effort was made in reasonably good faith to sort out what had happened and to punish the guilty is sufficient to eliminate in my any idea that any president should have been blamed for the killings.

140 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:31:24am

re: #139 Dark_Falcon

I know. But our system of justice is what it is and the Army had tried to put together what had happened at My Lai. But it proved impossible to do so to the degree required for criminal charges. But the fact that an effort was made in reasonably good faith to sort out what had happened and to punish the guilty is sufficient to eliminate in my any idea that any president should have been blamed for the killings.

President Assad approves this message.

141 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:32:37am

Massacre at Hue

2800-6000 dead.
Perp: Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army

Oops. I thought the USA was the big bad boogie man. My mistake.

142 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:33:01am

re: #138 Gus

Well, at this point the USA can’t respond to anything because of its prior sins in Vietnam. Let’s look for another country, say, perhaps, Germany, Japan, China and Russia. Woops, not them. Have to count out most of Europe because of their prior forays. France was brutal to the Vietnamese prior to the big war. Guess it’s up to Brazil or Argentina. //

We can do what is in our interest with a bow to our more delicate consciences. You know, like all those ‘unexceptional’ nations.

143 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:33:59am

Ba Chuc Massacre

3157 dead.
Perp: Khmer Rouge Forces

Oops. Communists. Maoists to be exact.

144 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:34:24am

re: #140 Decatur Deb

President Assad approves this message.

Again, it is what it is. Proving someone who wasn’t there is capable in an atrocity is fairly hard, and it should be.

145 sagehen  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:36:57am

re: #136 Decatur Deb

Calley’s punishment consisted of a few months house arrest with his girlfriend in his BOQ, until a rabid Georgia Republican judge set aside his sentence. The trial was a throw-away.

And the helicopter pilot who stopped the massacre and reported it… was ostracized, harassed, a congressman told him to his face that he was the only person at mai lai who deserved to face charges…

en.wikipedia.org

It took 30 years for him to be publicly recognized as the hero he was.

146 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:37:03am

re: #141 Gus

Massacre at Hue

2800-6000 dead.
Perp: Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army

Oops. I thought the USA was the big bad boogie man. My mistake.

We’re not the boogie man, just easily suckered into mud wrestling. Naplam-B expended—388,000 tons (but that’s OK because it wasn’t illegal then).

en.wikipedia.org

147 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:38:37am

re: #145 sagehen

And the helicopter pilot who stopped the massacre and reported it… was ostracized, harassed, a congressman told him to his face that he was the only person at mai lai who deserved to face charges…

en.wikipedia.org

It took 30 years for him to be publicly recognized as the hero he was.

Was there at Ft Rucker for his and the aircrew’s award ceremony, not many years ago.

148 sattv4u2  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:40:56am

re: #138 Gus

Well, at this point the USA can’t respond to anything because of its prior sins in Vietnam. Let’s look for another country, say, perhaps, Germany, Japan, China and Russia. Woops, not them. Have to count out most of Europe because of their prior forays. France was brutal to the Vietnamese prior to the big war. Guess it’s up to Brazil or Argentina. //

Liechtenstein

149 sattv4u2  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:41:36am

re: #138 Gus

re: #148 sattv4u2

Liechtenstein

Small,, but feisty!

150 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:42:07am

re: #149 sattv4u2

Small,, but feisty!

Polka is an atrocity.

Youtube Video

151 sattv4u2  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:43:22am

re: #150 Decatur Deb

Polka is an atrocity.

Okay then, how bout Nauru

A nice pacific island ,,,, how mad can their 13k (or so) residents be!!

152 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 6:45:02am

re: #151 sattv4u2

Okay then, how bout Nauru

A nice pacific island ,,,, how mad can their 13k (or so) residents be!!

Sign them up in a hurry—I think they’re treading water.

153 darthstar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:02:47am

How do these things work?
We wait for the Americans to drive by and I push this button on the remote like so…

154 sattv4u2  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:04:37am

re: #152 Decatur Deb

Sign them up in a hurry—I think they’re treading water.

Well, if we send too many marines (or toursists) there it may tip over !!!
//

155 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:06:11am

re: #153 darthstar

How do these things work?
We wait for the Americans to drive by and I push this button on the remote like so…

[Embedded content]

Darwin Akbar!

156 sattv4u2  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:09:52am

re: #153 darthstar

How do these things work?
We wait for the Americans to drive by and I push this button on the remote like so…

[Embedded content]

Training accident
Maybe they can apply for workmans comp!!

157 darthstar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:17:53am
158 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:23:39am

Happy Birthday, Star Trek! (Capt. Kirk, We Love Ya)

Forty-seven years ago today, a science fiction icon was born that would live long, and definitely prosper. I’m talking, of course, about the original TV series of “Star Trek,” which launched the U.S.S. Enterprise into deep space (and our hearts) on Sept. 8, 1966 and that starship has been boldly going ever since.

[…]

159 darthstar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:24:56am

re: #158 freetoken

Happy Birthday, Star Trek! (Capt. Kirk, We Love Ya)

Five-year mission my ass.

160 Lidane  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:25:49am

Back in Austin again after a whirlwind trip to see my family and bury my grandmother.

I’ve had a few days to think about things. I loved her deeply and I will miss her, but I am surprisingly copacetic. She lived a good life and she went peacefully. Now she gets to rest. You can’t ask for much more than that.

161 sattv4u2  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:31:31am

re: #159 darthstar

Five-year mission my ass.

Must have been Alien Dog Years ,,, measured in eons

162 sattv4u2  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:31:53am

re: #160 Lidane

{manly}

163 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:32:02am

Pandas Thumb writer takes up the issue of the poor analogy of using “Adam” and “Eve” for Y-chromsome and mtDNA studies and science communication:

Y and mtDNA are not Adam and Eve: Part 1

164 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:36:25am

On ‘Face the Nation,’ Charlie Rose says Assad said: ‘There has been no evidence that I used chemical weapons against my own people’ - @Sarah_Boxer

1 min ago from twitter.com/Sarah_Boxer by editor

Yeah, Charlie Rose gets the interview…and we’re supposed to believe Assad?

165 Internet Tough Guy  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:45:28am

re: #164 Justanotherhuman

Well of course. President Assad has been much more transparent than Obama.

Also, Benghazi, NSA, IRS, etc.

166 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:45:29am

Star Trek is not the only one having a birthday:

Passage: The lava lamp turns 50

It happened this week … an anniversary that has devotees of a certain device bubbling over with excitement.

The lava lamp turned 50 this past Tuesday.

[…]

167 darthstar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:47:37am

Juan Williams shoots down the Benghazi Boogaloo on Fox News Sunday

Youtube Video

“It’s gone, baby. It’s in your head. That’s the only place.”

168 Pavlovian Hive Mind  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:48:45am

Time to remove chemical weapons from the banned list.
Maybe biological too.
Since it’s a-ok now.

169 makeitstop  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:50:01am

re: #167 darthstar

Juan Williams shoots down the Benghazi Boogaloo on Fox News Sunday

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“It’s gone, baby. It’s in your head. That’s the only place.”

Their laughter is genuinely creepy.

170 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:57:19am

re: #168 Pavlovian Hive Mind

Time to remove chemical weapons from the banned list.
Maybe biological too.
Since it’s a-ok now.

I briefly skimmed the planning and support information for the upcoming UNFCCC’s 19th COP and it is just more of the same from them.

There is a myth out there that people believe because it makes them feel good. Namely, that the world’s nations can cooperate for the mutual good of everybody. It’s all window dressing.

Over and over, however, we see how that is simply not true.

Most of the world does not care if Assad uses chemical weapons on his own people. Many wouldn’t care if he used them on his neighbors.

I’ve written a few snarky comments on the “New World Order” because I think it is pretty clear now that the only order in the world is based upon power and money, not abstract morality.

171 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 7:58:22am

re: #168 Pavlovian Hive Mind

Time to remove chemical weapons from the banned list.
Maybe biological too.
Since it’s a-ok now.

‘Lists’ are exactly as valuable as Strongly Worded Letters. There is a reason the US and other armies spend billions on MOPP gear.

172 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:00:06am

I see that PaleoPat is blaming The Juice for all this warmongering over Syria.

These things will never change.

173 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:02:44am

re: #172 freetoken

I see that PaleoPat is blaming The Juice for all this warmongering over Syria.

These things will never change.

This time around I’m seeing more conspiracy theories involving Saudi Arabia and the gulf states—specifically about a gas pipeline Assad was to have been frustrating. Buchanan, of course, is Buchanan.

174 Pavlovian Hive Mind  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:02:47am

re: #134 Decatur Deb

So Lt. Calley and Cpt. Medina made LBJ a war criminal? Many of my friends thought so.

Good thing Cuba didn’t have drones.

You know, considering all the other routine war crimes committed and covered up in Vietnam, I’m inclined to say yes.

175 darthstar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:02:50am
176 ObserverArt  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:03:01am

Watching Meet The Press (Don’t know why).

Freaking Newton Gingrich up next. How much slime will he apply?

177 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:03:55am

re: #176 ObserverArt

How desperate are the networks to fill their programs with sociopaths like Gingrich?

178 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:04:26am

re: #176 ObserverArt

Pencil: “will” for “we”?

179 Iwouldprefernotto  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:05:42am

re: #176 ObserverArt

Watching Meet The Press (Don’t know why).

Freaking Newton Gingrich up next. How much slime we he apply?

Please explain why Newt is on TV. He’s been out of office for more than a decade and has no chance of ever being in office again. Why?

180 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:06:50am

re: #179 Iwouldprefernotto

Please explain why Newt is on TV. He’s been out of office for more than a decade and has no chance of ever being in office again. Why?

He write historical novels!

181 ObserverArt  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:07:09am

re: #178 Decatur Deb

Pencil: “will” for “we”?

Thanks…typed too fast. Fixed.

I have no idea why they roll out Newt. I’m sick of that gas bag.

182 Pavlovian Hive Mind  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:07:13am

re: #179 Iwouldprefernotto

Please explain why Newt is on TV. He’s been out of office for more than a decade and has no chance of ever being in office again. Why?

Because Bush.
Or Jews.
Osama?
Smurfs.
Yeah, smurfs.

183 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:09:09am

Talking head shows like “Meet the Press” have guests like Gingrich for the same reason that DWTS has sitcom stars from the 1970’s - because their audience is made up of many over 65 year olds.

184 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:11:33am

re: #183 freetoken

Talking head shows like “Meet the Press” have guests like Gingrich for the same reason that DWTS has sitcom stars from the 1970’s - because their audience is made up of many over 65 year olds.

We oldsters aren’t all stupid…

185 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:12:42am

re: #184 Justanotherhuman

We oldsters aren’t all stupid…

I’m afraid some of your contemporaries indeed are.

And I’m not sure it is about “stupidity” as much as it is about confirming one’s already held beliefs.

186 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:12:50am

re: #172 freetoken

I see that PaleoPat is blaming The Juice for all this warmongering over Syria.

These things will never change.

The enemy of your enemy wants you dead.

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alarabiya.net

187 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:13:59am
188 ObserverArt  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:15:35am

MTP has Fmr. Rep. Jane Harman (CA) on. She seems to be the sensible one. Even Newt is coming off a little realistic…at the moment.

Ms. Harman is making the point that she thinks the president going to congress and the American people is a good thing since America has needed this conversation for 12 years, ever since 911 and the Iraq mess.

189 darthstar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:23:06am
190 sattv4u2  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:23:43am

re: #187 freetoken

Terrorists come in all age groups?

107-year-old man killed in standoff when Arkansas SWAT officers say he shot at them in home

A (most likely) frightened confused old man is a ‘terrorist” ???

191 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:24:19am

re: #190 sattv4u2

A (most likely) frightened confused old man is a ‘terrorist” ???

We’re all terrorists now.

192 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:25:10am

re: #177 freetoken

How desperate are the networks to fill their programs with sociopaths like Gingrich?

Because on this type of issue Newt is liable be clear-thinking and he really does care about getting things done. He’s not Sarah Palin; he actually does think about policy and its implications.

193 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:26:28am

re: #190 sattv4u2

A (most likely) frightened confused old man is a ‘terrorist” ???

He was shooting at people and when the cops showed up he shot at them. He likely was confused, but that confusion led him to make a fatal mistake.

194 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:27:23am

re: #185 freetoken

I’m afraid some of your contemporaries indeed are.

And I’m not sure it is about “stupidity” as much as it is about confirming one’s already held beliefs.

Well, to paraphrase, I’ve never believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

If I have any “beliefs”, it is that I think I can evolve through knowledge.

195 darthstar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:27:40am

I just shat out a mini-rant at dKos…as much as I welcome actual political discussion (it’s what they’re best at) the last four months have been painful due to GG and now Syria:

There’s still plenty of time to fuck ourselves

before November 2014. All that Republican infighting will go to waste as progressives bond with the tea party to stir shit up over Syria. Yeah, it sucks there and no matter what we do someone will be pissed off. Far better to keep the extremists happy (those who hate Obama and want to see him fail, and those who hate Obama but want him do do even more) so the Sunday talk shows don’t run out of material.

Of course, if Syria calms down we still have the NSA to fuck ourselves with. Breaking: Spies spy! And if you don’t think that piece of shit Rand Paul loving libertarian Greenwald’s going to milk that tit for every penny he can at the expense of Democrats, you’re not paying attention.

Then there are the stories that won’t go away…Benghazi - Yes, Fox will flog that penis until it’s just a nub - even with Juan Williams telling Wallace & Friends this morning that there’s nothing there and it’s “all in their heads.”

Do I want to be hopeful for 2014…fuck yeah. But right now there are a lot of people pissing in my porridge.

196 wheat-dogghazi  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:28:14am

re: #192 Dark_Falcon

Because on this type of issue Newt is liable be clear-thinking and he really does care about getting things done. He’s not Sarah Palin; he actually does think about policy and its implications.

This part of your comment I can totally agree with: He’s not Sarah Palin.

The rest, not at all.

197 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:28:31am
198 ObserverArt  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:30:22am

re: #192 Dark_Falcon

Because on this type of issue Newt is liable be clear-thinking and he really does care about getting things done. He’s not Sarah Palin; he actually does think about policy and its implications.

Newt was talking about how America cannot figure out the Middle East. He said we have been active in the ME since 1979 (Iran). He went about how we have a hard time with people killing each other over religion and how we see groups band together and then turn on each other making it very hard to know who to back.

I will give Gingrich credit. He wasn’t too into digging on Obama other than to say he wasn’t strong enough last week and he will definitely need to make a hell of a speech to sway the public on Tuesday night.

By the way, Chuckles Todd said he fears that Obama will not get the house vote.

199 Iwouldprefernotto  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:30:24am

re: #192 Dark_Falcon

Because on this type of issue Newt is liable be clear-thinking and he really does care about getting things done. He’s not Sarah Palin; he actually does think about policy and its implications.

And he wants to make grade school kids into janitors and send men to the moon.

Paul Krugman: Newt Gingrich Is ‘A Stupid Man’s Idea Of What A Smart Person Sounds Like’

200 Lidane  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:30:38am

re: #192 Dark_Falcon

He’s not Sarah Palin

True. Newt has never been on a presidential ticket for the GOP.

As for the rest? Heh.

201 sattv4u2  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:30:39am

re: #193 Dark_Falcon

He was shooting at people and when the cops showed up he shot at them. He likely was confused, but that confusion led him to make a fatal mistake.

No,, FTA

police officers called to the home Saturday were told Monroe Isadore had pointed a weapon at two people there.
Officers had the threatened pair leave the home

Once alone, he then shot through the doorway. He was not “shooting at people when the cops showed up”

202 darthstar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:30:40am

re: #196 wheat-dogghazi

This part of your comment I can totally agree with: He’s not Sarah Palin.

The rest, not at all.

Gingrich wrote the book on self-promotion over all else - then he went on the Sunday talk shows to sell it.

203 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:31:15am
204 wheat-dogghazi  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:31:27am

re: #195 darthstar

I used to hang out at DKos. Even wrote some stuff that got published there, but I have drifted away because most of the people there deny reality as much as the nutjobs on the right do.

205 Iwouldprefernotto  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:31:47am

Can we set the bar any lower than comparing someone to Sarah Palin?

206 wheat-dogghazi  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:32:52am

re: #205 Iwouldprefernotto

Can we set the bar any lower than comparing someone to Sarah Palin?

Victoria Jackson

207 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:33:40am

re: #203 Gus

I’m ashamed to admit that I had to google “Russel Brand” to find out who he is.

208 darthstar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:34:39am

re: #205 Iwouldprefernotto

Can we set the bar any lower than comparing someone to Sarah Palin?

It’s now a justification for doing nothing in Syria. Assad’s a dick, but he’s no Sarah Palin.

Also used in film reviews: Star Wars Episode 1 sucked, but at least Jar Jar Binks is no Sarah Palin.

209 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:36:11am

re: #207 freetoken

I’m ashamed proud to admit that I had to google “Russel Brand” to find out who he is.

FTFY

I don’t remember my response when I first heard his name.

210 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:37:05am

re: #190 sattv4u2

A (most likely) frightened confused old man is a ‘terrorist” ???

I’d much rather be shot by a 107 yr old than a 17 yr old.

211 darthstar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:38:07am

re: #210 Decatur Deb

I’d much rather be shot by a 107 yr old than a 17 yr old.

Only because a 107 year old can appreciate what he’s taking from you.

212 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:43:36am

re: #207 freetoken

I’m ashamed to admit that I had to google “Russel Brand” to find out who he is.

He’s someone Katy Perry made the mistake of marrying, which luckily for her she rectified by divorcing his loony ass.

213 darthstar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:43:37am

Pic of flag welcoming motorcyclists for 9/11 honor ride hanging in CT - pic by my wife’s step mom who apparently drove under it on her way home from breakfast.

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214 wheat-dogghazi  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:43:47am

re: #210 Decatur Deb

I’d much rather be shot by a 107 yr old than a 17 yr old.

I’d much rather not be shot, thanks very much.

215 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:44:56am

Since I brought up the UNFCCC earlier, I’ll note that Chris Mooney is struggling with this little aspect of climate weather:

Here comes the story of no hurricanes

From a PR standpoint, it was surely an ingenious idea: Let’s name hurricanes after leading members of Congress who deny that humans are causing global warming! That’s the gist of the “Climate Name Change” campaign that launched last month, and the promotional video has already garnered over 2 million YouTube views.

There’s just one problem: Thus far this season, the hurricanes haven’t shown up. In fact, the dearth of hurricane-strength Atlantic storms up until now, despite blockbuster pre-season forecasts, counts as downright mysterious. “We’ve never seen this level of inactivity with the ocean conditions out there now,” says meteorologist Jeff Masters, who is co-founder of Weather Underground, a popular meteorological website. There has even been speculation that 2013 might rival 2002, a year in which the first hurricane of the season didn’t form until Sept. 11.

Meanwhile, a new scientific paper suggests that climate change will decrease, rather than increase, the likelihood that Superstorm Sandy-like storms — atmospheric black swans that take left turns towards the U.S. East Coast — will strike in the future. And a leaked draft of the U.N.’s forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report has significantly downgraded our confidence in the idea that global warming will lead to more intense hurricanes (or, is already doing so).

[…]

I’ve always been cautious of pushing hurricane stories as part of an AGW campaign, and used to write such comments back when LVQ and climate change were hot topics around here.

What Mooney skirts around the edges, and doesn’t hit head on, is that communicating highly esoteric subjects like climatology and meteorology to the general public, and especially to politicians, is probably futile. There are good reasons for this - experts are called such because they develop expertise in an area that most others lack.

Cyclogenesis has always been a tricky thing to study because it requires a tremendous amount of data that has been hard to measure, and it relies on computationally demanding subjects like fluid dynamics.

Anyway, these subjects are not for the faint of heart, as far as “communicating the science”, as Mooney might label his efforts.

This is also why climate change is probably not a productive subject for politicians to aggressively try to tackle, in a proactive sense (though it of course can always be fuel for those politicians vying for the know-nothing vote.)

The election of Rudd in Australia is partially being credited to his promise to roll back taxes on carbon. This strengthens the claim that publics don’t want to pay for AGW mitigation strategies.

In light of this, arguing extensively about esoteric subjects such as the effect of AGW on cyclogenesis will have no value politically.

216 wheat-dogghazi  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:47:15am

re: #215 freetoken

There’s just one problem: Thus far this season, the hurricanes haven’t shown up.

Just like Congress.

217 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:47:24am

re: #214 wheat-dogghazi

I’d much rather not be shot, thanks very much.

So would Grandpa’s family and neighbors. Maybe it would have been a good idea to lock up the guns instead of having to do all that drywall work.

218 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:48:46am

re: #198 ObserverArt

Newt was talking about how America cannot figure out the Middle East. He said we have been active in the ME since 1979 (Iran). He went about how we have a hard time with people killing each other over religion and how we see groups band together and then turn on each other making it very hard to know who to back.

I will give Gingrich credit. He wasn’t too into digging on Obama other than to say he wasn’t strong enough last week and he will definitely need to make a hell of a speech to sway the public on Tuesday night.

By the way, Chuckles Todd said he fears that Obama will not get the house vote.

The thing is that many decisions relating to the Middle East are outside of most Americans’ conceptual universe. ALL of our options relating to Syria have been bad since this rebellion broke out, but that is a very hard thing for Americans to accept. We want to believe that there are good options and that justice and freedom will win in the end. But Syria is a case where freedom and justice don’t really have a chance, and we can’t really change that.

219 darthstar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:53:21am
220 darthstar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 8:54:39am

re: #219 darthstar

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Original context - funny response to sexist tweet.

221 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:03:34am

America - all fossil fuel, all the time:

CSM declares:

How I learned to stop worrying and love fracking

Fracking has drawn the ire of environmentalists but new reports document the economic benefits of tapping shale gas resources. They also suggest that many of the environmental concerns are either overstated or unfounded.

USA Today trumpets:

Energy primes US economy’s pump

Newly found sources of domestic oil and natural gas are having an even bigger effect on the economy than first projected, adding more than $1,200 last year to the discretionary income of the average U.S. family, a new study says.

The explosion in domestic energy production now supports 1.2 million jobs, directly or indirectly, says consulting firm IHS in a study released Wednesday. That number will grow to 3.3 million by 2020, and new energy’s contribution to U.S. families’ disposable incomes will hit $2,000 per household per year by 2015, said IHS.

[…]

222 darthstar  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:10:44am
223 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:14:20am
224 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:19:32am
225 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:20:40am

re: #221 freetoken

America - all fossil fuel, all the time:

CSM declares:

How I learned to stop worrying and love fracking

USA Today trumpets:

Energy primes US economy’s pump

Energy extraction does generate lots of jobs, at least in the short-to-mid term. And further making it difficult for the center-left to oppose is the fact that unions tend to like it. Even the SEIU can be somewhat mollified, since geologists and oil workers need places to stay and increased hotel and extended-stay occupancy means more staff and more money. For others like the Teamsters, big movable equipment means more use of trucks and thus more union jobs.

Part of the reason fracking is able to avoid being crippled by hostile legislation is that it provides benefits to groups across party lines.

226 freetoken  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:24:18am

Too much skin:

Miss World opens in Indonesia after protests

The 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant opened Sunday after protests by Muslim hard-liners confined the event to Indonesia’s predominantly Hindu resort island of Bali.

[…]

The chairwoman of the Miss World Organization, Julia Morley, has promised that none of the contestants will wear a bikini. The pageant began in the 1950s, and the first winner was crowned in a two-piece bathing suit.

What’s a beauty contest without bikinis?

227 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:24:39am

BBL

228 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:26:44am

Morning all!

My cyclical hormone induced migraine is back. Hopefully not for 4 days like last time. I think I have PTSD from that last one.

you?

229 Lidane  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:27:25am

re: #225 Dark_Falcon

Part of the reason fracking is able to avoid being crippled by hostile legislation is that it provides benefits to groups across party lines.

Sure, if you ignore those pesky earthquakes and all the contaimnated water that fracking causes. It’s great!

230 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:27:53am

re: #226 freetoken

Too much skin:

Miss World opens in Indonesia after protests

What’s a beauty contest without bikinis?

Public nudity, but I don’t think they mean that.

231 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:29:10am

re: #198 ObserverArt

Newt was talking about how America cannot figure out the Middle East. He said we have been active in the ME since 1979 (Iran). He went about how we have a hard time with people killing each other over religion and how we see groups band together and then turn on each other making it very hard to know who to back.

I will give Gingrich credit. He wasn’t too into digging on Obama other than to say he wasn’t strong enough last week and he will definitely need to make a hell of a speech to sway the public on Tuesday night.

By the way, Chuckles Todd said he fears that Obama will not get the house vote.

We’ve been involved in the ME since WWI. It’s time rethink our strategy.

232 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:31:12am

re: #231 FemNaziBitch

We’ve been involved in the ME since WWI. It’s time rethink our strategy.

I think we did. Looks like we’re working to replace all the secular bastards with theocratic bastards.

233 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:31:33am

re: #206 wheat-dogghazi

Victoria Jackson

Michelle Bachmann.

Seriouslly, I think she is below Victoria Jackson.

234 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:32:01am

Holy crap! My “Cacio e Pepe Experiment” page is featured?

THANKS, LIZARDIM! (bawk bawk)

235 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:32:47am

re: #232 Decatur Deb

I think we did. Looks like we’re working to replace all the secular bastards with theocratic bastards.

Yeah, I know.

How is Climate Change going to affect the politics of the ME? I’ve not read anything on that, although I suspect it’s been out there for a while.

It’s all about oil, always has been, always will be.

236 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:36:40am

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Don’t miss the very end of the video.

I get the sense of it, but parts of it are opaque to me.

Actually touching on a bit of hot-buttons in my own life.

Kudos. That’s art.

237 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:38:20am

re: #236 chadu

I get the sense of it, but parts of it are opaque to me.

Actually touching on a bit of hot-buttons in my own life.

Kudos. That’s art.

Yeah, but part of staying together for a long time is “just going thru the motions” or acting “as if”.

After 22 years, I’m glad I did anyway.

238 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:39:16am


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239 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:40:20am
240 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:40:56am

re: #235 FemNaziBitch

Yeah, I know.

How is Climate Change going to affect the politics of the ME? I’ve not read anything on that, although I suspect it’s been out there for a while.

It’s all about oil, always has been, always will be.

And religion, and the coastal plain connecting Africa to Europe.

241 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:41:16am

re: #45 Vicious Babushka

Hey, VB, can I get you to comment on my Cacio e Pepe Experiment?

I respect you as a cook, so I’d love to hear your opinions.

242 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:42:14am

re: #238 Gus

Geez—they still haven’t caught on to the Borowitz Report.

243 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:42:18am

re: #239 Gus

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Derp. Derp. Derp. Derp.

244 Amory Blaine  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:43:32am

re: #150 Decatur Deb

Polka is an atrocity.

I remember when all the white people in my neighborhood started moving out, most of them Polish-Americans, I said to my self “at least I don’t have to hear that polka music anymore”. Flash forward 25 years and a new population of Mexican-Americans moved in. With their own polka music!!ARRRGGGHH!!

Youtube Video

245 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:44:28am

re: #233 FemNaziBitch

Michelle Bachmann.

Seriouslly, I think she is below Victoria Jackson.

Jackson, Bachmann, and Palin are a black hole of stupidity.

246 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:45:22am

re: #237 FemNaziBitch

Yeah, but part of staying together for a long time is “just going thru the motions” or acting “as if”.

After 22 years, I’m glad I did anyway.

You did better than I. 3 Year marriage, then divorce.

247 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:46:47am

re: #244 Amory Blaine

I remember when all the white people in my neighborhood started moving out, most of them Polish-Americans, I said to my self “at least I don’t have to hear that polka music anymore”. Flash forward 25 years and a new population of Mexican-Americans moved in. With their own polka music!!ARRRGGGHH!!

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Heh. Braunfels influence. If you haven’t seen it, rent Schulze Gets The Blues. Spectacular flick.

imdb.com

248 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:47:05am

re: #150 Decatur Deb

Polka is an atrocity.

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You are now my enemy. From da ‘Burgh, and decrying polka?

Sir, I will see you on the field of honor with weapons of your choice.

249 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:48:09am

re: #244 Amory Blaine

I remember when all the white people in my neighborhood started moving out, most of them Polish-Americans, I said to my self “at least I don’t have to hear that polka music anymore”. Flash forward 25 years and a new population of Mexican-Americans moved in. With their own polka music!!ARRRGGGHH!!

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You’re next, if I survive the duel with Decatur Deb.

POLKA FOREVER!

250 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:49:19am

re: #248 chadu

You are now my enemy. From da ‘Burgh, and decrying polka?

Sir, I will see you on the field of honor with weapons of your choice.

Frankie Yankovic eats catfish from Chartier’s Creek.

251 Amory Blaine  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:49:54am

re: #250 Decatur Deb

Gasp*

steps away…

252 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:50:07am
253 makeitstop  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:51:02am

re: #252 Gus

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I think I’m beginning to see a pattern here.

254 Amory Blaine  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:52:54am

re: #253 makeitstop

The press is populated with morans?

255 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:52:56am

re: #250 Decatur Deb

re: #251 Amory Blaine

Psst. Make a peace offering. encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com

256 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:53:43am

re: #246 chadu

You did better than I. 3 Year marriage, then divorce.

46 years, but my nuns instilled a vast tolerance for pain.

257 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:55:15am

re: #255 PhillyPretzel

Psst. Make a peace offering. encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com

Not gonna work. I like polka more. OTOH, Perry Como was my Irish family’s fav.

258 b_sharp  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:56:42am

re: #237 FemNaziBitch

Yeah, but part of staying together for a long time is “just going thru the motions” or acting “as if”.

After 22 years, I’m glad I did anyway.

Smart woman.

37 years here. Lots of ‘as if’.

259 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:56:42am

Pirogies are great. There.

260 Amory Blaine  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:57:09am

Mmmm potato and cheese with a little butter.

261 b_sharp  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:58:33am

re: #248 chadu

You are now my enemy. From da ‘Burgh, and decrying polka?

Sir, I will see you on the field of honor with weapons of your choice.

I have to agree with Deb.

Polka is horrendous.

262 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:58:58am

Greenlandia is at it again.

U.S. government spied on Brazil’s Petrobras oil firm: Globo TV

reuters.com

“The network, which a week ago aired a report alleging that the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted communications by the presidents of Brazil and Mexico, said its information again came from Glenn Greenwald, an American activist who has worked with fugitive former NSA analyst Edward Snowden to expose the extent of U.S. spying at home and abroad.

“Promotional teasers from the network said it would give details of the spying on Sunday night, again on its “Fantastico” program.

“Greenwald, a blogger and civil liberties activist who lives in Rio de Janeiro, declined to discuss the Petrobras allegations until after the program airs. Petrobras officials could not be reached for comment.”

263 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:00:28am

Good news. Due to Eagles playing tomorrow I get to watch the Stillers here in Philly! No Iron City in the fridge, so I have to settle for drinking Troeg’s with my pierogies and kielbassa.

;)

264 allegro  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:00:48am

re: #261 b_sharp

I have to agree with Deb.

Polka is horrendous.

It goes great with beer at Oktoberfest though

265 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:01:13am

re: #260 Amory Blaine

Mmmm potato and cheese with a little butter.

Better you should have a knizza?

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266 FemNaziBitch  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:01:34am

bbl

267 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:01:40am

re: #261 b_sharp

I have to agree with Deb.

Polka is horrendous.

You can be my second.

268 Lidane  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:01:45am

OUTRAGE!

269 b_sharp  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:02:23am

re: #259 Decatur Deb

Pirogies are great. There.

My paternal grandparents were Ukrainian/German. Polka was part of my world way too much.

270 b_sharp  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:03:11am

re: #264 allegro

It goes great with beer at Oktoberfest though

Only because everything goes well with beer at Oktoberfest.

271 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:03:38am

re: #264 allegro

It goes great with beer at Oktoberfest though

Nearby town is preparing for Porktoberque.

Image: shirt-front.jpg

272 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:03:55am

Every time I load the front page that Colbert video auto-plays, and GAWD DAMN is it ever annoying after the 32767th time.

273 sattv4u2  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:09:05am

re: #272 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Every time I load the front page that Colbert video auto-plays, and GAWD DAMN is it ever annoying after the 32767th time.

You’re just showing off that you can count that high

274 b_sharp  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:09:54am

re: #272 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Every time I load the front page that Colbert video auto-plays, and GAWD DAMN is it ever annoying after the 32767th time.

Maybe it’s limited to only a 16 bit life time.

275 ProTARDISLiberal  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:10:56am
276 jaunte  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:11:14am

re: #239 Gus

Monsanto poisons all of us yet gets all kinds of passes and perks from US Congress. No talk of BOMBING #Congress or Monsanto #Syria #p2 #USA

Seriously serious argument.

277 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:12:09am

At least El Globo Reuters didn’t describe GG as a “journalist.”

278 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:14:44am

Popes.

Youtube Video

279 ObserverArt  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:15:04am

re: #259 Decatur Deb

Pirogies are great. There.

Love ‘em. I have a Slavic background. My one brother will still make a batch from time to time. I buy some of the store brands and go with onions caramelized in a little darkly browned butter. A little sour cream. Sometimes I just go with a pasta sauce

Also used to love potato pancakes that were something my family used to make. I had an uncle that made them the best. I’ve very rarely come across those. Hard to explain, but the consistency was like a thin dough with a taste like hash browns. They used to have a tomato sauce to ladle over them. I liked the ‘cakes all by themselves.

280 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:16:21am

re: #263 Feline Fearless Leader

Good news. Due to Eagles playing tomorrow I get to watch the Stillers here in Philly! No Iron City in the fridge, so I have to settle for drinking Troeg’s with my pierogies and kielbassa.

;)

Just checked the interactive map. No Steelers bar in this half of the state.

steeleraddicts.com

281 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:17:20am

re: #276 jaunte

Seriously serious argument.

Gets even seriouser:

282 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:18:05am

re: #279 ObserverArt

Grew up on potato pancakes, probably inevitable for Pittsburgh Irish.

283 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:18:38am

re: #279 ObserverArt

Love ‘em. I have a Slavic background. My one brother will still make a batch from time to time. I buy some of the store brands and go with onions caramelized in a little darkly browned butter. A little sour cream. Sometimes I just go with a pasta sauce

Also used to love potato pancakes that were something my family used to make. I had an uncle that made them the best. I’ve very rarely come across those. Hard to explain, but the consistency was like a thin dough with a taste like hash browns. They used to have a tomato sauce to ladle over them. I liked the ‘cakes all by themselves.

Like latkes? Love those w/sour cream, but have to avoid them these days.

284 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:20:29am

re: #283 Justanotherhuman

I like latkes too. Have you tried cinnamon sugar or maple syrup on those latkes?

285 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:20:30am
286 jaunte  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:20:36am

re: #281 Gus

The least problem with that line of argument is that she fails to show how Congress avoids being ‘poisoned by Monsanto’ along with everyone else.
Unless they have a completely separate food supply.

287 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:21:23am

Obama Wants to Bomb Syria, But Monsanto Is Already Carpet-Bombing Us

[derp]Recently, Maria Rodale, the CEO of the publishing company Rodale, Inc., wrote an open letter to President Obama regarding Syria, urging him to reconsider his position to press for a military strike against Syria.

While there is nothing unusual about Maria’s anti-war sentiment, with a recent Washington/ABC poll finding nearly six in 10 Americans oppose military action as a response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons, her reference to biotech companies like Monsanto poisoning our children and environment with the president’s support and encouragement, and her claim that the viral Facebook meme below contributed to her realization, caused the mainstream media to fume with reactionary waves of criticism and character assault.

All of this, of course, distracts from the underlying context of the coming war in Syria, which is a war (like most wars in modern history) spurred by the geopolitical machinations of ‘resource procurement,’ and which like most wars, are many years in the making. All else, as Frank Zappa pointed out, has strictly entertainment value…[/derp]

Derp.

288 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:21:29am

re: #284 PhillyPretzel

I like latkes too. Have you tried cinnamon sugar or maple syrup on those latkes?

No, I have to try to avoid white foods to keep my sugar reading down. : )

289 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:21:48am

re: #284 PhillyPretzel

I like latkes too. Have you tried cinnamon sugar or maple syrup on those latkes?

I get latke instead of falafel on pita sandwiches from a kosher place on 20th Street.

:)

290 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:22:28am

re: #286 jaunte

The least problem with that line of argument is that she fails to show how Congress avoids being ‘poisoned by Monsanto’ along with everyone else.
Unless they have a completely separate food supply.

Like logic is going to help.

291 Eventual Carrion  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:24:27am

re: #280 Decatur Deb

Just checked the interactive map. No Steelers bar in this half of the state.

steeleraddicts.com

Pouncey out of the game. Leg rolled over by team mate

292 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:24:28am

A majority is opposed to attacking Syria, a minority of those for the right reason.

293 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:28:26am

re: #290 Decatur Deb

Like logic is going to help.

Anti-GMO activists can be rather hysterical at times. Lots of pseudo science clouds their agenda. A lot of silly memes like comparing it to sarin and other chemical weapons. It’s morphed into something like the anti-vax movement in many respects. Light your hair on fire rhetoric. Daily. I mean some of these people are thinking about GMOs 24/7.

294 Amory Blaine  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:28:58am

The right wing paper in Milwaukee has decided that the responsible thing to do is post a link to a database that shows teacher salaries. Searchable by name. Feed the fury baby.

295 sattv4u2  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:31:39am

Flipping between watching the Patriots and the Red Sox (amongst others). Lots of Yankee fans showed up today disguised as empty seats!!!

296 ObserverArt  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:32:18am

re: #283 Justanotherhuman

Like latkes? Love those w/sour cream, but have to avoid them these days.

I haven’t had latkes. I have heard of them, just never had the opportunity. I did a Google and saw an image of latkes. They appear to have visible potato strips like a hash brown. They do look tasty.

I searched for a Slovak recipe and found a good image very close to what the family used to make. A link too, if anyone interested. And check the actual Slovak name…very similar to latke. It’s a small world.

Potato Pancake - Slovak - Lokshe

Link

297 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:35:33am

re: #296 ObserverArt

I haven’t had latkes. I have heard of them, just never had the opportunity. I did a Google and saw an image of latkes. They appear to have visible potato strips like a hash brown. They do look tasty.

I searched for a Slovak recipe and found a good image very close to what the family used to make. A link too, if anyone interested. And check the actual Slovak name…very similar to latke. It’s a small world.

Potato Pancake - Slovak - Lokshe

Link

Our Irish equivalent was much thicker, about the same dimension as a regular pancake but much denser. Sometimes served with salmon cakes and a white sauce for meatless Friday.

298 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:36:41am

re: #287 Gus

Obama Wants to Bomb Syria, But Monsanto Is Already Carpet-Bombing Us

Derp.

J I Rodale, son of a Jewish grocer on the Lower East Side, who founded Prevention, grew organic food, and coined the term, “organic”, died of a heart attack at age 72. His son, Robert, who inherited the company mantle, died by car accident.

Maria is the granddaughter of J I.

299 b_sharp  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:38:44am

re: #294 Amory Blaine

The right wing paper in Milwaukee has decided that the responsible thing to do is post a link to a database that shows teacher salaries. Searchable by name. Feed the fury baby.

How much do the people working at the paper make?

300 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:40:38am

re: #296 ObserverArt

I haven’t had latkes. I have heard of them, just never had the opportunity. I did a Google and saw an image of latkes. They appear to have visible potato strips like a hash brown. They do look tasty.

I searched for a Slovak recipe and found a good image very close to what the family used to make. A link too, if anyone interested. And check the actual Slovak name…very similar to latke. It’s a small world.

Potato Pancake - Slovak - Lokshe

Link

Ah, so they are more like pancakes, or even crepes. Must avoid all that. : (

301 Amory Blaine  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:41:14am

re: #299 b_sharp


They just like drumming up public worker hate. Been doing it for years.

302 ObserverArt  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:41:18am

re: #297 Decatur Deb

Our Irish equivalent was much thicker, about the same dimension as a regular pancake but much denser. Sometimes served with salmon cakes and a white sauce for meatless Friday.

That sounds really good too. Getting real hungry now.

303 Gus  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:41:20am

bbl

304 Romantic Heretic  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:43:22am

re: #123 Decatur Deb

Wiki on infiltration:

Police infiltration

Police and security services have infiltrated black blocs with undercover officers. Since all members conceal their identities, it is harder to recognize infiltrators. Allegations first surfaced after several demonstrations. At the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa, amongst the many complaints about the police[34] there was mention of video footage in which “men in black were seen getting out of police vans near protest marches.”[35] In August 2007, Quebec police admitted that “their officers disguised themselves as demonstrators.” On these occasions, some were identified by genuine protesters because of their police-issue footwear.[36][37] In 2003 the Oakland, CA Police Dept infiltrated a group of peaceful anti-war protestors at the port. Oakland police captain Howard Jordan said “You don’t need to have some special skill to infiltrate these groups. Two of our officers were elected leaders within an hour of joining the group. So if you put people in there from the beginning, I think we’d be able to gather information and maybe even direct them to do something that we want them to do.”[38]

You can get a lot more from Googling genoa black bloc carabinieri, but anything except very partisan sources is hard to sort.

Something similar happened here in Toronto in 2010. Somehow, despite thousands of police downtown about two dozen Black Block members rampaged for about an hour and a half. Then they took off their balaclavas and disappeared into the crowd.

Then, suddenly, somehow, the police were everywhere rounding up protestors. Odd that.

I’m sure that Our Dear Leader planned that. There was going to be an election soon and news footage of the Black Block in action would scare the living shit out of the rubes of his base, and the footage of the ‘strong response’ would convince them that he was the only person who could protect them from the Marxist hordes.

Have you noticed I have a strong dislike for the current Prime Minister of Canada?

305 simoom  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:43:37am

I was reading through an old (fawning) AC360 interview with Greenwald and David Miranda and I saw something interesting:

transcripts.cnn.com

COOPER: David, I know you — you had said that they took a laptop, memory sticks, an external hard drive, your cell phone and more. Do you know what were stored on those devices? What — were there — was there classified material?

MIRANDA: I don’t know that. I mean I was just taking the file — those materials back to Glenn. I mean, you know, Glenn, being working with a lot of stories along the years, I didn’t quite follow everything that he writes every day. I can’t follow him because I have to have a life. And I mean I can’t know everything that he’s been working with.

Either this was obfuscating BS (very likely) or Miranda is saying the Guardian and his partner had him transporting tens of thousands of highly classified GHCQ documents without informing him of the fact. The latter option would obviously be ethically and legally quite appalling.

Naturally Anderson Cooper didn’t follow up with the obvious, “Wait, you’re actually claiming you had no idea why you were on a Guardian paid trip to pass electronic media from your partner to Laura Poitras and then to do it again in reverse???”

306 b_sharp  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:50:31am

re: #304 Romantic Heretic

Something similar happened here in Toronto in 2010. Somehow, despite thousands of police downtown about two dozen Black Block members rampaged for about an hour and a half. Then they took off their balaclavas and disappeared into the crowd.

Then, suddenly, somehow, the police were everywhere rounding up protestors. Odd that.

I’m sure that Our Dear Leader planned that. There was going to be an election soon and news footage of the Black Block in action would scare the living shit out of the rubes of his base, and the footage of the ‘strong response’ would convince them that he was the only person who could protect them from the Marxist hordes.

Have you noticed I have a strong dislike for the current Prime Minister of Canada?

As I do.

307 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:50:46am

My son has perfected his version of fried potatoes. Cubes them up about 1/2 in, raw, and fries in a bit of oil, adding onion (preferably Vidalia), s&p, lowers heat and covers to ensure they’re cooked through, then takes the lid off to brown and crisp them well, only turning them once. Crispy outside, soft inside, delicious.

I used to steal a few…and could never duplicate them successfully.

308 blueraven  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:57:56am

re: #238 Gus

[Embedded content]


Image: hoftderp.jpg

OMG seriously? Have they corrected this yet? Dont have the stomach to go look today.

309 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 11:22:32am

re: #298 Justanotherhuman

J I Rodale, son of a Jewish grocer on the Lower East Side, who founded Prevention, grew organic food, and coined the term, “organic”, died of a heart attack at age 72. His son, Robert, who inherited the company mantle, died by car accident.

Maria is the granddaughter of J I.

Ah. Rodale Press tends to the Mother Earth News world, but is generally sane.

310 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 12:53:07pm

re: #250 Decatur Deb

Frankie Yankovic eats catfish from Chartier’s Creek.

I resemble that remark! I grew up near Chartier’s Creek!

*glove-slap*

Choice of weapons is yours, suh. I suggest kazoo or accordion.

311 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 12:55:43pm

re: #255 PhillyPretzel

Psst. Make a peace offering. encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com

My mom’s house (the one I grew up in) belonged to Bobby Vinton’s mom; he bought it for her in the late Sixties/early Seventies. We moved in around the late Seventies.

312 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 12:57:34pm

re: #257 Decatur Deb

Not gonna work. I like polka more. OTOH, Perry Como was my Irish family’s fav.

Two of my friends in Boy Scouts were Como’s great-nephews.

Still hate the statue in from of the library they put up.

Also, my mom’s dad used to get his hair cut by Como, before he hit it big.

313 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 12:58:25pm

re: #310 chadu

Lived behind a Chinese Laundry a few yards from the creek, about 100 yds from where it enters the Ohio. Around 1956.

Sackbut. (My instrument, not another insult.)

314 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 12:58:56pm

re: #260 Amory Blaine

Mmmm potato and cheese with a little lot of butter and onion.

FTFY.

315 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 12:59:41pm

re: #261 b_sharp

I have to agree with Deb.

Polka is horrendous.

Are you just listening to it, or dancing to it?

Makes a difference.

316 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 1:00:34pm

re: #312 chadu

Two of my friends in Boy Scouts were Como’s great-nephews.

Still hate the statue in from of the library they put up.

Also, my mom’s dad used to get his hair cut by Como, before he hit it big.

In Cannonsburg? That’s where the state boy’s prison was—the next stop if you screwed up at my school.

317 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 1:01:02pm

re: #263 Feline Fearless Leader

Good news. Due to Eagles playing tomorrow I get to watch the Stillers here in Philly! No Iron City in the fridge, so I have to settle for drinking Troeg’s with my pierogies and kielbassa.

;)

Iron City is crap. However, it is the first beer I bought while still under-ages, at a Hooters concert, in the Strabane SNPJ. So, it has that going for it.

318 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 1:03:15pm

re: #317 chadu

It’s about all that’s left of Duquesne, Ft. Pitt, Old Shay, Tech, and Olde Frothingslosh.

319 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 1:13:47pm

re: #296 ObserverArt

I haven’t had latkes. I have heard of them, just never had the opportunity. I did a Google and saw an image of latkes. They appear to have visible potato strips like a hash brown. They do look tasty.

I searched for a Slovak recipe and found a good image very close to what the family used to make. A link too, if anyone interested. And check the actual Slovak name…very similar to latke. It’s a small world.

Potato Pancake - Slovak - Lokshe

Link

Strangely, Chinese scallion pancakes are similiar.

320 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 1:14:57pm

re: #300 Justanotherhuman

Ah, so they are more like pancakes, or even crepes. Must avoid all that. : (

Grod, I love crepes, when done well. There is this one food truck in DC…

321 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 1:20:19pm

re: #313 Decatur Deb

Lived behind a Chinese Laundry a few yards from the creek, about 100 yds from where it enters the Ohio. Around 1956.

Sackbut. (My instrument, not another insult.)

Way north of me, both in location and time. McKee’s Rocks?

“Sackbut”? Damn, I got nothing on hand to defend against brass. Drums and/or a voice nearly always lose versus an instrument.

Sir, the field is yours.

*bows*

322 chadu  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 1:22:19pm

re: #316 Decatur Deb

In Cannonsburg? That’s where the state boy’s prison was—the next stop if you screwed up at my school.

Yeah, I think out on Morganza Road.

Explains a lot of the bullying I suffered back in the day. Those idiots stayed in the area, it seems.


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