Muslim Brotherhood ‘Uses Puppies as Firebombs?’

“Anti-jihad” bigots get even crazier

Yes, you read that correctly: puppy bombs. If you saw the headline and actually believed it for a second, then your bullshit detector is probably in serious need of a tune-up. Think about it for a minute—the Muslim Brotherhood soaked puppies in gasoline so they could lob them at the Egyptian army?

Are you freaking kidding me? Can you seriously picture MB members throwing flaming puppies at armed soldiers? What, they didn’t have any bottles handy that they could use instead? I mean, for crying out loud, it’s not as if they were Molotov puppies that would explode on impact. *facepalm*

CBS New York actually published the story then rewrote it, scrubbing all the puppy bomb references. I guess journalism truly is dead—it’s all click bait now.

As usual, nothing is too ludicrous for anti-Muslim hate bloggers Pamela Geller & Robert Spencer if they can use it to demonize Muslims, painting them as inhumanly cruel & savage. I’m sure their knuckle-dragging fans devoured every word. Next it’ll probably be kittens or bunnies.

As you’ll see if you go to the source article, Spencer even came up with some hadiths about dogs that seem intended to imply Muslims hate dogs and would therefore (presumably) have no compunctions whatsoever about killing puppies in the most horribly brutal manner possible.

Naturally, Spencer doesn’t provide any context for the hadiths and I’m not going to bother doing so either. Why? Because if you seriously believe Muslims hate dogs and would use puppies as firebombs, then nothing I write is going to change your mind and I’m perfectly content to leave you wallowing in your ignorance.

Addendum: Geller’s blog post on the story isn’t mentioned in the article I linked to, however at the bottom of the page you’ll find a link to a follow-up story at another blog that covers what she wrote also.

Weaponised puppies! Are there are no depths to which these evil Islamists will not sink?

Earlier this week, under the touching headline “Refugee puppies from Egypt looking for homes in U.S.”, CBS New York reported that Robyn Urman of Pet ResQ Inc had revealed the shocking news that “members of the Muslim Brotherhood marching toward Tahrir Square to demand that ousted President Mohamed Morsi be reinstated were using puppies as gas bombs - dipping them in gasoline and lighting them on fire”.

According to CBS: “Urman received a Facebook message from Mervat Said, an animal rescue volunteer in Egypt, who said two puppies, Cleopatra and Cairo, were saved moments before they were to be used as weapons.” […]

Yes, really, that’s a story that CBS was prepared to take seriously. Unsurprisingly, they have had second thoughts about the accuracy of their reporting, and the “Refugee puppies from Egypt” article has now been completely rewritten to omit any reference to the animals’ deployment as incendiary devices. […]

More: Muslim Brotherhood ‘Uses Puppies as Firebombs’

Other hair-on-fire bogus stories:

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181 comments

1 Political Atheist  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 7:52:28am

Face, meet palm. Palm, meet face.

You two are going to be close for a while.

2 theheat  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 8:40:51am

Oh FFS. Puppy bombs. It’s almost as bad a cat juggling.

Youtube Video

Except Muslims are involved, so it must be real.//

Really, if these ‘newspeople’ want to open people’s eyes, there’s plenty of real animal abuse going on right here in the United States. And a lot of it by those oh-so-adored Heartland™ peeps. Factory farming, rodeo abuse, puppy mills, etc. etc. The sources of real outrage are endless.

But… puppy bombs. They fell for it.

3 Skip Intro  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 8:41:11am

Already being promoted as a TRUE FACT by Breitfart, Beforeitsnews, Weaselzippers, and, I’m sure, Free Republic.

Fox News will probably cover it tomorrow on “Fox and Friends”.

Therefore, to at least 30% of the country, it will become a 100% TRUE FACT.

4 jvic  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 8:58:04am

Per Judges 15:4-5, the idea of weaponizing animals is an old one:

4And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails. 5And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards and olives.

Stampeding a crowd by injecting burning animals into it might make sense to an inhumane adversary. Throwing burning puppies at a riot-ready military formation does not.

5 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 9:03:22am

re: #4 jvic

Per Judges 15:4-5, the idea of weaponizing animals is an old one:

Stampeding a crowd by injecting burning animals into it might make sense to an inhumane adversary. Throwing burning puppies at a riot-ready military formation does not.

Exactly. This is the sort of lie spread to blacken a foe’s name, a not uncommon tactic during the current Troubles in Egypt.

6 Romantic Heretic  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 9:27:28am

My first reaction on reading about this was to roll my eyes. I knew it would be a hideously ineffective method of propaganda on the part of some fool Islamaphobe.

My second was to recall the dog mines that the Soviet Union used during WWII. They were quite unsuccessful because the dogs were trained on Soviet equipment and so when used in combat they tended to attack Soviet equipment.

Humans. (rolls eyes)

7 Snarknado!  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 11:19:50am

Which is worse? MB attacked Egyptian soldiers with flaming gasoline or MB SET PUPPIES ON FIRE? It seems the wingnut contingent has an opinion on that.

(Irrespective of whether (either?) story is true.)

8 b_sharp  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 11:26:03am

Anything that validates their belief system will be accepted as true until proven false. Then they double down to protect their belief system.

Sad isn’t it.

9 Charles Johnson  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:05:36pm

Wow, Geller and Spencer and the jihad-fighting squad of the right wing just keep getting more insane.

10 CriticalDragon1177  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:07:32pm

CuriousLurker,

So glad this story was not true. It would be horrifying if it was, and we have enough bad things in the world.

11 CriticalDragon1177  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:11:30pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

Wow, Geller and Spencer and the jihad-fighting squad of the right wing just keep getting more insane.

I’ll bet it makes you glad you stopped supporting them, when you did.

12 darthstar  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:12:29pm

Puppy bombs…how disarmingly cute…oh shit!

Seriously, though…what kind of Geller-dweller thinks up this kind of thing?

13 JamesWI  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:13:10pm

Didn’t see the new thread, reposting from last one:

Don’t know if you’ve seen this, it’s been up on Buzzfeed this weekend:

Three Pages Of Rand Paul’s Book Were Plagiarized From Think Tanks

An entire section of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s 2013 book Government Bullies was copied wholesale from a 2003 case study by the Heritage Foundation, BuzzFeed has learned. The copied section, 1,318 words, is by far the most significant instance reported so far of Paul borrowing language from other published material.

The new cut-and-paste job follows reports by BuzzFeed, Politico, and MSNBC that Paul had plagiarized speeches either from Wikipedia or news reports. The book was published in August 2013 by Center Street, a division of Hachette Book Group.

In this case, Paul included a link to the Heritage case study in the book’s footnotes, though he made no effort to indicate that not just the source, but the words themselves, had been taken from Heritage.

14 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:16:02pm

re: #13 JamesWI

Didn’t see the new thread, reposting from last one:

Don’t know if you’ve seen this, it’s been up on Buzzfeed this weekend:

Three Pages Of Rand Paul’s Book Were Plagiarized From Think Tanks

Rand is just an innocent libertarian trying to make data free from tyrannical copyright.
///

15 ausador  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:17:08pm

They used puppies because Camels and Lhamas might be considered WMD’s by the United States and Kittens are just too cute and cuddly for even the Muslim Brotherhood to set on fire…

///

16 goddamnedfrank  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:20:42pm

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe … Airedales on fire off the shoulder of Orion.

17 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:20:59pm

The whole thing about this that fails a logic test is that if Muslims hate dogs, consider them unclean, etc. etc. why are there any dogs at all in Muslim countries at this point?

18 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:25:09pm

Sure enough, the freepers jumped right in:

Muslim Brotherhood Dip Puppies in Gasoline to Use as Firebombs

“Sick Muslim A-Holes.”

“I value a puppie’s life way more than a filthy muslim or a demorat for that matter.”

“Almost sounds like something the left would lie and say about the Tea Party about now…” (Hmmm, now there’s an idea….. SK)

“Obama’s buddies.”

“May G-d grant these savages justice.”

One hater has posted a pic of a dog, presumably his, chewing up a Quran.

19 goddamnedfrank  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:26:33pm

Coincidentally enough my penguins filled with Torpex idea just passed initial field testing.

20 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:27:36pm

re: #19 goddamnedfrank

Coincidentally enough my penguins filled with Torpex idea just passed initial field testing.

Declaring war on the killer whales?

21 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:28:09pm

re: #19 goddamnedfrank

Coincidentally enough my penguins filled with Torpex idea just passed initial field testing.

Bat bomb, World War 2’s other secret weapon (100% real)

22 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:33:02pm

And to get into more fictional uses of animals we get something like this:

en.wikipedia.org

23 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:35:56pm

This reminds me of the person who threw puppies while someone was making a video of it. It is just disgusting.

24 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:36:50pm
25 calochortus  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:40:08pm

re: #21 Shiplord Kirel

Bat bomb, World War 2’s other secret weapon (100% real)

Aaaand there’s a reason why animals do no make reliable weapons.

26 b_sharp  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:42:14pm

re: #23 PhillyPretzel

This reminds me of the person who threw puppies while someone was making a video of it. It is just disgusting.

What?

27 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:43:49pm

re: #25 calochortus

Aaaand there’s a reason why animals do no make reliable weapons.

Though the US military does use dolphins and sea lions for locating mines and doing rescue work. Which obviously triggers lots of rumor and conspiracy junk about more unethical usage.

en.wikipedia.org

28 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:43:56pm

re: #23 PhillyPretzel

This reminds me of the person who threw puppies while someone was making a video of it. It is just disgusting.

There have actually been a couple of these incidents in recent years. There was an unholy uproar over one that showed a girl throwing puppies into a river in 2010. European police put a lot of effort into the case and eventually tracked the perp down in Bosnia.

Police track down teenage girl filmed throwing live puppies into a river

More recently, a puppy-throwing jogger was arrested in Italy after security cameras caught him in the act.

29 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:44:00pm

re: #26 b_sharp

The third one down. A girl in a red hoodie throwing puppies. youtube.com

30 b_sharp  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:46:12pm

re: #29 PhillyPretzel

The third one down. A girl in a red hoodie throwing puppies. youtube.com

I hope they were arrested and charged.

31 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:47:31pm

re: #30 b_sharp

I think Shiplord Kirel’s # 28 has the information.

32 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:48:31pm

re: #25 calochortus

Aaaand there’s a reason why animals do no make reliable weapons.

At one point, the armed bats escaped and set fire to the test facilities at Carlsbad Army Airfield, reportedly including a fuel tank and a general’s car.

33 jaunte  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:56:50pm
Robyn Urman of Pet ResQ Inc had revealed the shocking news that “members of the Muslim Brotherhood marching toward Tahrir Square to demand that ousted President Mohamed Morsi be reinstated were using puppies as gas bombs - dipping them in gasoline and lighting them on fire”.

So how does that go: round up unclean animal, touching it in the process.
Then douse with gasoline and light. Then pick up flaming, struggling animal and toss towards enemy, without getting burned. Simple, and so elegant, once you’ve thought it through.

34 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:56:53pm

Other depraved animal weapons projects:

Project Pigeon. This was behaviorist BF Skinner’s plan to train pigeons to guide bombs into enemy ships.

Anti-tank dogThis was the infamous use of trained, mine carrying dogs to run under tanks and blow them up. The Russians actually used this in combat in 1941-42. The US Army experimented with using explosive laden dogs against fortifications but never actually deployed them.

35 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:00:16pm

Iraqi terrorists attempted to use bomb carrying dogs but found that donkeys were more reliable.

36 jaunte  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:01:24pm

re: #3 Skip Intro

Already being promoted as a TRUE FACT by Breitfart, Beforeitsnews, Weaselzippers, and, I’m sure, Free Republic.

Fox News will probably cover it tomorrow on “Fox and Friends”.

Therefore, to at least 30% of the country, it will become a 100% TRUE FACT.

Image: BreitbartPuppybombs.jpg

What goofs. Here’s a screenshot for posterity.

37 Targetpractice  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:01:26pm

re: #34 Shiplord Kirel

Other depraved animal weapons projects:

Project Pigeon. This was behaviorist BF Skinner’s plan to train pigeons to guide bombs into enemy ships.

Anti-tank dogThis was the infamous use of trained, mine carrying dogs to run under tanks and blow them up. The Russians actually used this in combat in 1941-42. The US Army experimented with using explosive laden dogs against fortifications but never actually deployed them.

Both sides tried bomb dogs during the war. Problem was they either A) used their own tanks to train the dogs or B) watched as the dogs got spooked by the tank fire and went to hide under the nearest, biggest object…which was usually their own tanks.

38 Varek Raith  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:01:56pm

Lolwhut.

39 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:03:16pm

On the flip side, there is the Navy Marine Mammal Project

40 sagehen  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:04:51pm

A topic such as this really cries out for Cracked lists, right?

7 Insane Military Attempts To Weaponize Animals

The 5 Most Insane Improvised Weapons (That Were Animals)

6 Insane Uses of Animals in Wartime (That Actually Worked)

Excerpt:

The flaming camels charged forward, probably as a result of being set on fire, and scared the shit out of the elephants. Desperate to get away from the camels, the elephants turned and ran, which was unfortunate for the Indian infantry because they were standing right behind the elephants.

41 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:08:49pm

Pet ResQ, Inc; why are they incorporated like a business if they’re a charity?—you’ll see.

The application to adopt one of their “rescues” (note that there is a non-refundable “adoption fee”. members.petfinder.com

And they love publicity and fund-raising, even holding a “Fur Ball” with tickets running $125. Image: FurBallPoster.gif Even though they say, “Pet ResQ Inc. exists solely on donations and volunteer’s efforts.” they charge adoption fees, even though they claim the dogs are put into “private foster homes”, so they don’t have to fund a shelter or location of their own.

“WE ARE A RESCUE, A NON-PROFIT VOLUNTEER NETWORK OF PRIVATE FOSTER HOMES. There is no shelter to visit. You need to follow our procedure explained below. Because these dogs are in private homes, we need to make special arrangements for our APPROVED potential adopter to meet the dog he wants. To qualify for this, we need an application, and a home inspection. WE ARE NOT A SHELTER!!!! There is no ‘PetResQ Inc’ building. Instead, we rely on volunteers offering their homes to foster our pets while they wait for their forever families.”

I’m all for taking good care of animals and I support legitimate orgs that do rescue and care for neglected animals. But I’ve also seen individuals who do this sort of thing get into big trouble when they begin hoarding animals and run into trouble feeding and caring for too many. I’ve had to deal with a local SPCA in the past and found them to always be a legitimate and caring org.

42 thedopefishlives  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:09:05pm

Afternoon Lizardim.

43 GlutenFreeJesus  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:16:02pm

So we kill Mehsud in Pakistan and apparently they are in “talks” to discuss who their new leader should be. Ok, we know they are having talks… You’d think we’d know where as well… Target rich environment I’d think. But then again, I’m the one sitting here behind a keyboard.

44 ProTARDISLiberal  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:16:55pm

re: #43 GlutenFreeJesus

Just got back online. What is this about?

45 Varek Raith  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:18:28pm

re: #44 ProTARDISLiberal

Just got back online. What is this about?

Death of Hakimullah Mehsud, Pakistani Taliban leader, confirmed by militant group
Drone strike.

46 ProTARDISLiberal  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:19:07pm

re: #45 Varek Raith

Very good to see.

He can rot in hell for his monstrous actions.

47 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:24:25pm

re: #45 Varek Raith

Death of Hakimullah Mehsud, Pakistani Taliban leader, confirmed by militant group
Drone strike.

But how the hell do you change the attitudes of those who consider him a “martyr”?

48 Varek Raith  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:25:53pm

re: #47 Justanotherhuman

But how the hell do you change the attitudes of those who consider him a “martyr”?

You can’t.

49 thedopefishlives  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:26:26pm

re: #46 ProTARDISLiberal

Very good to see.

He can rot in hell for his monstrous actions.

To all the dudebros who whine about American drone strikes: This, right here, is why we do them. Any questions?

50 blueraven  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:28:55pm

re: #43 GlutenFreeJesus

So we kill Mehsud in Pakistan and apparently they are in “talks” to discuss who their new leader should be. Ok, we know they are having talks… You’d think we’d know where as well… Target rich environment I’d think. But then again, I’m the one sitting here behind a keyboard.

That was mentioned in another thread and someone brought up the fact that while we might know the whereabouts, talks are probably in a populated area and they would be well protected by human shields.

51 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:33:04pm

Hmm, just saw a Shaq endorsement commercial for Chris Christie.

A lot of the NJ election stuff I am seeing is also trying to tie the various Democrat party candidates to the Corzine regime if at all possible. I presume that Corzine is still pretty unpopular in the state if this is deemed an effective tactic.

52 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:36:57pm

Worst. Halloween. Costume. In. The. History. Of. Ever.

This makes the blackface Trayvon costume look like a cute little kid in a pumpkin outfit.

53 thedopefishlives  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:37:32pm

re: #52 Vicious Babushka

Worst. Halloween. Costume. In. The. History. Of. Ever.

This makes the blackface Trayvon costume look like a cute little kid in a pumpkin outfit.

Yeeeah, someone’s getting a call from the Secret Service in the near future.

54 Decatur Deb  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:42:58pm

re: #53 thedopefishlives

Yeeeah, someone’s getting a call from the Secret Service in the near future.

Give them a break. They just found out about the party at the last minute and grabbed whatever costume was at hand.

55 b.d.  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:51:40pm

re: #52 Vicious Babushka

Worst. Halloween. Costume. In. The. History. Of. Ever.

This makes the blackface Trayvon costume look like a cute little kid in a pumpkin outfit.

THEY DRESSED UP AS A BUNCH OF DEMOCRATS!! HURR HURR

56 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:56:13pm

I suppose this poor leopard was a spy from Iran, too.

Anatolian leopard sighted in Turkey for first time in years after being killed by shepherd

hurriyetdailynews.com

What a beautiful animal and what a tragedy; if she had cubs, I hope they’re found and protected.

57 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 1:58:17pm
58 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:00:55pm

I hope the owners, or their survivors, of these pieces of art are found and the works returned to them. 1500 pieces of art!

Nazi looted art ‘found in Munich’ - German media

bbc.co.uk

“Some of the works were declared as degenerate by the Nazis, while others were stolen from or forcibly sold for a pittance by Jewish art collectors.

“If confirmed, it would be one of the largest recoveries of looted art.

“Investigators put the value of the works at about one billion euros (£846m; $1.35bn), Focus said.”

This was wholesale theft and no doubt Gurlitt knew it.

59 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:02:38pm

re: #57 Vicious Babushka

WTF
Kanye West rocks the Confederate flag.

Not the brightest bulb in the pack, is he?

60 GlutenFreeJesus  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:03:26pm

re: #50 blueraven

That was mentioned in another thread and someone brought up the fact that while we might know the whereabouts, talks are probably in a populated area and they would be well protected by human shields.

Probably lots of Pakistani military/govt officials in said meetings too.

61 Decatur Deb  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:06:48pm

re: #57 Vicious Babushka

WTF
Kanye West rocks the Confederate flag.

It would be a Bad Thing if he wore that in our town—any part of out town.

62 Stanley Sea  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:13:12pm

re: #57 Vicious Babushka

WTF
Kanye West rocks the Confederate flag.

Kanye=idiot who makes bank

ot - I bought an old fashioned lava lamp today. wheeeee!

63 Varek Raith  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:13:42pm

God dammit, why can’t I be paid to be an idiot?!?!

64 goddamnedfrank  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:13:45pm

re: #57 Vicious Babushka

WTF
Kanye West rocks the Confederate flag.

Totally gay fish.

65 Stanley Sea  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:14:23pm

re: #63 Varek Raith

God dammit, why can’t I be paid to be an idiot?!?!

It’s all a you tube upload away. I think.

66 Targetpractice  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:14:52pm

re: #63 Varek Raith

God dammit, why can’t I be paid to be an idiot?!?!

You have at least an ounce of dignity?

67 Decatur Deb  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:15:42pm

re: #62 Stanley Sea

Kanye=idiot who makes bank

ot - I bought an old fashioned lava lamp today. wheeeee!

Blew the birthday takings, eh?

68 goddamnedfrank  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:15:50pm

re: #62 Stanley Sea

Kanye=idiot who makes bank

ot - I bought an old fashioned lava lamp today. wheeeee!

Sweet. Don’t be this guy.

Dinosaur comics’ take on the story.

69 Decatur Deb  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:16:13pm

re: #63 Varek Raith

God dammit, why can’t I be paid to be an idiot?!?!

The market is flooded.

70 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:18:29pm

Cats: Meow! Meow! MEOW! (Feed us!)

Me: Not yet, it’s only 5 and you get fed at 6.

Cats: MEOW! MEOW! (point at clock, walk on counter, etc.)

Me (seeing unreset clock saying 6:10pm): Crap!

(Trek to kitchen gets out food and feeds cats. Sets remaining clock back an hour.)

(Contented cats look on in their superiority at timekeeping and schedule.)

71 Kragar  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:24:07pm

re: #59 Justanotherhuman

Not the brightest bulb in the pack, is he?

Nope.

72 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:28:41pm

re: #70 Feline Fearless Leader

Cats: Meow! Meow! MEOW! (Feed us!)

Me: Not yet, it’s only 5 and you get fed at 6.

Cats: MEOW! MEOW! (point at clock, walk on counter, etc.)

Me (seeing unreset clock saying 6:10pm): Crap!

(Trek to kitchen gets out food and feeds cats. Sets remaining clock back an hour.)

(Contented cats look on in their superiority at timekeeping and schedule.)

That’s why you have to sneak around and change the clock at 2 am.

73 Lancelot Link  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:29:50pm

Bomb Dogs, you say?
Youtube Video

74 Targetpractice  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:30:30pm

re: #72 Justanotherhuman

That’s why you have to sneak around and change the clock at 2 am.

My cats don’t sleep at 2am. They lie in wait.

75 Stanley Sea  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:30:32pm

re: #67 Decatur Deb

Blew the birthday takings, eh?

Nope, I’m hoarding the rest for uggs.

76 Stanley Sea  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:32:07pm

re: #68 goddamnedfrank

Sweet. Don’t be this guy.

Dinosaur comics’ take on the story.

holy shit Mr. Idiot.

The dinosaur comic was perfect.

77 jaunte  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:32:20pm
78 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:33:02pm

re: #72 Justanotherhuman

That’s why you have to sneak around and change the clock at 2 am.

I’m usually busy sleeping at that hour. Though I often remember to set most of them back before I go to bed. Or do it first thing once I get up. But it seems I missed one, as the cats pointed out to me.

79 Varek Raith  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:33:59pm

re: #70 Feline Fearless Leader

Cats: Meow! Meow! MEOW! (Feed us!)

Me: Not yet, it’s only 5 and you get fed at 6.

Cats: MEOW! MEOW! (point at clock, walk on counter, etc.)

Me (seeing unreset clock saying 6:10pm): Crap!

(Trek to kitchen gets out food and feeds cats. Sets remaining clock back an hour.)

(Contented cats look on in their superiority at timekeeping and schedule.)

Sucker.
- Cat

80 Stanley Sea  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:34:46pm
81 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:35:36pm

Cats do not understand bathroom privacy.

Image: 998793_596574420403507_1912546859_n.jpg

Neither do 3 yr olds. My g-grandson butted into the br while I was changing clothes, then demanded to know, “Where is your penis?” As a 3 yr old, he’s totally absorbed in his own, whipping it out at every possible opportunity.

OK, I had a lot of ‘splainin’ to do.

82 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:36:45pm

re: #80 Stanley Sea

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And if the nuts had their way and wiped out public assistance how much damage and misery would be gone through by citizens before the free market took the Walmart model out do to its inefficiency?

83 lawhawk  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:36:45pm
84 Varek Raith  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:37:14pm

re: #81 Justanotherhuman

Cats do not understand bathroom privacy.

Image: 998793_596574420403507_1912546859_n.jpg

Neither do 3 yr olds. My g-grandson butted into the br while I was changing clothes, then demanded to know, “Where is your penis?” As a 3 yr old, he’s totally absorbed in his own, whipping it out at every possible opportunity.

OK, I had a lot of ‘splainin’ to do.

Lol.

85 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:37:17pm

re: #77 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Use of bath salts would steer you to this, of course.

86 Stanley Sea  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:37:29pm

re: #81 Justanotherhuman

Cats do not understand bathroom privacy.

Image: 998793_596574420403507_1912546859_n.jpg

Neither do 3 yr olds. My g-grandson butted into the br while I was changing clothes, then demanded to know, “Where is your penis?” As a 3 yr old, he’s totally absorbed in his own, whipping it out at every possible opportunity.

OK, I had a lot of ‘splainin’ to do.

THAT is a cute calico. To the other stuff, you are on your own.

87 Targetpractice  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:37:56pm

re: #80 Stanley Sea

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Shows what he thinks, Wal-Mart’s doing so well that stuff is flying off the shelves and *whisperwhisper* what, the shelves are not stocked because of a lack of workers? Well, surely there’s no problems with getting things checked out…wait, you mean there’s long lines due to lack of cashiers as well? Inconceivable!!

///

88 piratedan  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:41:09pm

next up on CBS News, reports that the Muslim Brotherhood are attempting to buy all recalled 1973 Ford Pinto hatchbacks……. ////////

89 Stanley Sea  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:41:11pm

Kragar here?

90 Varek Raith  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:41:55pm

re: #87 Targetpractice

Shows what he thinks, Wal-Mart’s doing so well that stuff is flying off the shelves and *whisperwhisper* what, the shelves are not stocked because of a lack of workers? Well, surely there’s no problems with getting things checked out…wait, you mean there’s long lines due to lack of cashiers as well? Inconceivable!!

///

I don’t get their distribution system. It’s like each store gets the same stock and that’s it, gotta wait until the next resupply. No accounting for things that sell real quick vs those that don’t.
Silly.

91 b.d.  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:43:31pm

All of us here tried to tell Glenn Greenwald not to mess with the United Kingdom.

92 Varek Raith  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:44:00pm
93 thatthatisis  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:46:29pm

Fascinating. On the one hand Obama never touched his dog (true fact! I read it on Free Republic!!!) because Muslims never touch dogs. But they carry puppies around so they can use them as live bombs. Makes sense, right?

94 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:46:45pm

I sort of hate this—not even 6 o’clock and it’s already dark here. A real bummer.

95 Decatur Deb  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:49:20pm

re: #94 Justanotherhuman

I sort of hate this—not even 6 o’clock and it’s already dark here. A real bummer.

Hmm..Now that you mention it, the dogwalk is looking a little dim. BBL

96 piratedan  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:50:12pm

re: #91 b.d.

All of us here tried to tell Glenn Greenwald not to mess with the United Kingdom.

I’ve never understood why they flew Miranda thru Great Britain. Unless they were looking to provoke the kind of incident that took place. In their hubris (or perhaps part of their grand strategy), it seems naive to think that the group that is threatening to reveal documents that prove spying malfeasance taking place in the West and levying charges against the “oppressive” British government would rely on said same goodwill when sending one of their known associates thru their jurisdiction.

97 b.d.  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:53:39pm

re: #96 piratedan

I’ve never understood why they flew Miranda thru Great Britain. Unless they were looking to provoke the kind of incident that took place. In their hubris (or perhaps part of their grand strategy), it seems naive to think that the group that is threatening to reveal documents that prove spying malfeasance taking place in the West and levying charges against the “oppressive” British government would rely on said same goodwill when sending one of their known associates thru their jurisdiction.

They must have believed Putin’s lie of convenience that the international area of an airport is some sort of recognized international no mans land sanctuary.

98 makeitstop  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:53:58pm

re: #91 b.d.

All of us here tried to tell Glenn Greenwald not to mess with the United Kingdom.

Why? What happened? I’ve been out all day. Did I miss something?

99 goddamnedfrank  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:54:57pm

Ex Pope Palpatine in a sombrero.

Note to Kanye, this is how you rock some cultural appropriation.

100 b.d.  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:57:09pm

re: #98 makeitstop

Yesterday’s news apparently;

Glenn Greenwald’s partner ‘is a terrorist’ for transporting Snowden’s documents through London airport, say British officials

dailymail.co.uk

It is a bullshit charge of course but messing with the UK is different than messing with the US. Want to see a government really screw you over, mess with the UK.

101 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 2:57:35pm

re: #99 goddamnedfrank

Ex Pope Palpatine in a sombrero.

Note to Kanye, this is how you rock some cultural appropriation.

“No. Yo soy tu padre.”

102 goddamnedfrank  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:02:04pm

re: #101 Dr Lizardo

“No. Yo soy tu padre.”

The picture is funnier with this playing in the background.

Youtube Video

103 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:06:11pm

Less than 2 hours till The Walking Dead.

104 thecommodore  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:10:28pm

OBAMA IS A DOGEATER!!!!!!11TY

105 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:10:40pm

So—who are those “70 human rights groups” in 40 countries who are condemning David Cameron and the UK? I’m no particular fan of DC, but it appears to me that the UK, because of the GCHQ, cooperating with the NSA, has probably prevented quite a few acts of terrorism by the usual suspects, not just in the US and UK, but in other locales as well.


I am not going to pretend that I have any of the knowledge and facts that my govt, and that of the UK, have in their operation of both agencies and will admit that spycraft, intelligence work and such are beyond my capability to understand without that knowledge and those facts. A few documents and files (many of them dating back 6 or 7 years) don’t give the entire picture of what any country must deal with in ensuring the safety of its people (as well as that of other cooperating countries) and preventing acts of terrorism.

106 Charles Johnson  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:14:37pm
107 jaunte  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:15:46pm
108 Varek Raith  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:19:10pm

re: #107 jaunte

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Oh god puns.

109 b.d.  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:21:17pm

I guess Merkel is going to be pissed at the USA over THIS NOW?!!?

4,000-pound, World War II bomb forces mass evacuation in Germany

cbsnews.com

110 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:21:18pm

re: #102 goddamnedfrank

The picture is funnier with this playing in the background.

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LOL

111 Decatur Deb  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:21:31pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

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He was juicin’.

112 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:28:38pm

Greenwald continues to flog this der Spiegel cover. Whoever did the photoshop obviously forgot to change the date, in the upper right hand corner: No. 24 9.6.2010. Or, June 9, 2010.


113 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:30:17pm

re: #96 piratedan

I’ve never understood why they flew Miranda thru Great Britain. Unless they were looking to provoke the kind of incident that took place. In their hubris (or perhaps part of their grand strategy), it seems naive to think that the group that is threatening to reveal documents that prove spying malfeasance taking place in the West and levying charges against the “oppressive” British government would rely on said same goodwill when sending one of their known associates thru their jurisdiction.

Perhaps they think that provocations like that can make anti-terrorist tactics an issue in the forthcoming elections and sweep in candidates on a wave of dudebroism. That likely won’t work, since the United Kingdom has had harsh anti-terrorist laws for decades now.

114 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:33:01pm

re: #109 b.d.

I guess Merkel is going to be pissed at the USA over THIS NOW?!!?

cbsnews.com

Actually, someone mad about that should be equally mad at the UK. RAF bomber command dropped hundreds of thousands of bombs on German cities and the RAF was more likely to residential areas, since they were bombing at night.

115 BongCrodny  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:34:27pm

re: #13 JamesWI

Didn’t see the new thread, reposting from last one:

Don’t know if you’ve seen this, it’s been up on Buzzfeed this weekend:

Three Pages Of Rand Paul’s Book Were Plagiarized From Think Tanks

I note from a quick Google search of “Joe Biden plagiarism” that American Thinker, Newsbusters, Weekly Standard, Free Republic and Daily Caller all had nasty things to say about Biden.

I look forward to their disgust at Rand Paul for the same thing.

(crickets)

116 jaunte  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:35:30pm

re: #108 Varek Raith

Oh god puns.

117 Varek Raith  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:39:41pm

re: #116 jaunte

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Sigh….

118 jaunte  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:42:02pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The terminal at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport has been evacuated because of a threat.

The airport’s Facebook page said the terminal had been evacuated Sunday because of a threat but didn’t elaborate.

The airport website said several flights into the airport were being diverted.bigstory.ap.org

119 Varek Raith  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:43:04pm

Nighty night.
I hate daylight saving whatever.
Messes me up.
:P

120 b.d.  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:43:49pm

re: #119 Varek Raith

Nighty night.
I hate daylight saving whatever.
Messes me up.
:P

Shut up and eat your breakfast!!!!

//

121 William Barnett-Lewis  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:44:23pm

re: #109 b.d.

I guess Merkel is going to be pissed at the USA over THIS NOW?!!?

cbsnews.com

Nah, only the brits used bombs that big because on the Lancaster had a bomb bay big enough for those monsters.

122 allegro  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:45:40pm

So we’re excited to watch our new starting QB tonight in hopes of a Texan win (finally sheesh). Here’s this afternoon’s skirmish at the dog park - my boys show ‘em how it’s done! Heh.Image: Go_Texans.jpgImage: Go_Texans_2.jpg

123 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:51:26pm

Greenwald, touting his various appearances on TV, radio, etc, doesn’t have the guts to come to the US to do those. He’s on Al Jazeera tonight (no doubt Skype), and this tomorrow (by Skype, of course), to benefit his pal, Jeremy Scahill.

124 Kragar  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:52:48pm

Actually, telling the truth is a crime if you are revealing classified information.

You learn that when you get a security clearance.

125 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:54:47pm

re: #118 jaunte

Bomb threat.

blog.al.com

“A bomb threat at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has led to an evacuation of the airport.

“The airport said on its Facebook page that “law enforcement officials are responding to a threat received around 4:00 p.m. The terminal has been evacuated.”

“The FBI’s bomb technicians and Joint Terrorism Task Force are working with the Birmingham Police Department and the airport authority “to resolve the situation,”according to the FBI.”

126 BongCrodny  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:55:30pm

If we’re still doing puns…

From rocker John Eddie’s Facebook feed:

Hey everybody…i wanna go on shark tank and pitch my latest business idea…its a pizza company that delivers pizza…but to help the environment it’s a green pizza company…we use donkeys to deliver the pizza to cut down on carbon emissions…the name of my company is Hot Pizza Ass…

127 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:55:46pm

re: #121 William Barnett-Lewis

Nah, only the brits used bombs that big because on the Lancaster had a bomb bay big enough for those monsters.

That was only true in Europe, though, since the B-29 did drop bombs that size on Japan.

128 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 3:56:54pm

Lots of photos/updates of Birmingham airport here:

twitter.com

129 freetoken  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:05:57pm

Misreading news wire story headlines:

U.S. loses battle against Afghanistan’s pouppy trade

130 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:06:31pm

The perfect gift for the mall ninja in your family:

Tactical Chef Apron

Call of Duty: Burger Ops

A seasoned outdoor chef attempts to prepare for all external variables. But it’s an impossible feat. The prep tray overflows with spatulas, BBQ forks, tongs, brushes, thermometers, spices, plates, and of course, beer. A chef’s space is an overcrowded one, to say the least, but every tool is essential to the mission. They were dark times; summer afternoons littered with burnt meats and overly charred vegetables.

Standing at a grill fixated on cooking — on creating! — was an impossible task. You had to depend on the kindness of friends and family to run and retrieve things you had forgotten in the kitchen. A quick grab for the tongs could mean spilling your beer. The spice was flowing… on the ground when you dropped it. That was, until the Tactical Apron was born. Emblazoned with the title CHEF and equipped with a MOLLE system, you’ll feel like a Soldier of Beef.

Image: 11cd_tactical_bbq_apron_callouts_flat.jpg

131 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:09:05pm
132 Bubblehead II  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:10:32pm

re: #70 Feline Fearless Leader

Cats: Meow! Meow! MEOW! (Feed us!)

Me: Not yet, it’s only 5 and you get fed at 6.

Cats: MEOW! MEOW! (point at clock, walk on counter, etc.)

Me (seeing unreset clock saying 6:10pm): Crap!

(Trek to kitchen gets out food and feeds cats. Sets remaining clock back an hour.)

(Contented cats look on in their superiority at timekeeping and schedule.)

Know what you mean. I am watching my 4 outdoors Feline Overlords on the porch. They keep looking at the door waiting to be fed. Guess I had better go do it.

133 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:13:26pm

re: #114 Dark_Falcon

Actually, someone mad about that should be equally mad at the UK. RAF bomber command dropped hundreds of thousands of bombs on German cities and the RAF was more likely to residential areas, since they were bombing at night.

In addition, the bomb bays of American B-17s and B-24s were not large enough to carry the 4000 lb blockbuster, though they could carry more than that weight in smaller bombs. Both types could carry these bombs externally but this was rarely, if ever, done in action. British Lancasters could carry up to three 4000 lb. bombs and it was routine for them to carry one plus a large load of incendiaries.

134 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:15:32pm

re: #133 Shiplord Kirel

In addition, the bomb bays of American B-17s and B-24s were not large enough to carry the 4000 lb blockbuster, though they could carry more than that weight in smaller bombs. Both types could carry these bombs externally but this was rarely, if ever, done in action. British Lancasters could carry up to three 4000 lb. bombs and it was routine for them to carry one plus a large load of incendiaries.

Lancaster bomber: Image: lanc4.jpg

135 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:16:40pm

re: #59 Justanotherhuman

Not the brightest bulb in the pack, is he?

Kanye West isn’t stupid, but he has a massive need for attention and he is quite willing to act like an ass in order to get it.

Kanye has Glenn Greenwald’s need for attention, but he has more talent and does not have Greenwald’s malice.

136 ProTARDISLiberal  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:25:52pm

re: #135 Dark_Falcon

As a Taylor Swift fan, I would add that I think his ego is even bigger than Greenwald’s. But, he is just as thin-skinned and attention seeking as Greenwald.

137 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:35:00pm

re: #136 ProTARDISLiberal

As a Taylor Swift fan, I would add that I think his ego is even bigger than Greenwald’s. But, he is just as thin-skinned and attention seeking as Greenwald.

The critical bit, however, is malice. It is Greenwald’s malice that makes him a villain, and that is a trait Kanye West does not share with him.

138 Political Atheist  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:36:06pm

So anyone else seen Enders Game?

139 b_sharp  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:37:57pm

re: #138 Political Atheist

So anyone else seen Enders Game?

No, but I have seen a gamer’s end.

140 Shvaughn  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:38:28pm

Woo hoo, a MANIFESTO.

Leaked classified documents show the U.S. National Security Agency and its British counterpart are the “worst offenders” of mass surveillance without oversight, according to an open letter purportedly written by Edward Snowden and published Sunday by the German magazine Der Spiegel.

The publication of the letter, titled “A Manifesto for the Truth,” came just days after a German lawmaker met with the former NSA contract analyst. Snowden, who is wanted in the United States on espionage charges, offered to testify before the U.S. Congress, the lawmaker said.

“The world has learned a lot in a short amount of time about irresponsibly operated security agencies and, at times, criminal surveillance programs. Sometimes the agencies try to avoid controls,” Snowden wrote, according to the news magazine.

“While the NSA and GCHQ (the British national security agency) appear to be the worst offenders — at least according to the documents that are currently public — we cannot forget that mass surveillance is a global problem and needs a global solution.”

The letter, published in German by Der Spiegel, was written on Friday in Moscow and provided to Der Spiegel through a “locked channel,” the news magazine said. It was published in German and has been translated by CNN.

141 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:38:42pm

re: #138 Political Atheist

So anyone else seen Enders Game?

Not yet. I’ve been helping my family with task this weekend and its not the sort of movie I want to take my mother to. I think she’d have a hostile reaction to it.

142 Lidane  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:39:06pm

re: #138 Political Atheist

Nope. Never even read the books. I do plan on seeing Thor however, especially after reading this:

143 William Barnett-Lewis  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:39:32pm

re: #138 Political Atheist

So anyone else seen Enders Game?

Won’t go to it. Doing so validates Card too much for my tastes.

144 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:41:57pm

re: #140 Shvaughn

Woo hoo, a MANIFESTO.

Dear Mr. Snowden,

On behalf of all of us here at Little Green Footballs, I would ask you to please take a printout of your manifesto, roll it up, then stick it up your worthless dudebro ass.

Fuck You Very Much,

Dark_Falcon

145 Lidane  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:47:44pm

re: #140 Shvaughn

Woo hoo, a MANIFESTO.

Dear Snowden,

Image: grumpyopinion.jpg

Also, would you kindly take your manifesto and shove it up your traitorous ass? That would be great.

No love,
Me

146 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:47:46pm

re: #140 Shvaughn

Woo hoo, a MANIFESTO.

Snowden really wants to get the fuck out of Russia.

Snowden publishes ‘manifesto’ as White House, lawmakers deny plea for clemency

usnews.nbcnews.com

“His official request for clemency was released Friday after Snowden gave the one-page typed letter to a German politician.

“Mr. Snowden violated U.S. law,” White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer told Reuters. “He should return to the U.S. and face justice.”

“Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. and Chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said Snowden has done an “enormous disservice to our country” by leaking information about the National Security Agency (NSA), including its alleged mass scanning of emails to the tapping of world leaders’ phones.”

You made your bed, Eddie. Now lie in it.

147 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:49:21pm

re: #145 Lidane

Dear Snowden,

Image: grumpyopinion.jpg

Also, would you kindly take your manifesto and shove it up your traitorous ass? That would be great.

No love,
Me

I haz a haha knowing that Snowden haz no Internets.

148 Lidane  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:51:24pm

re: #143 William Barnett-Lewis

Won’t go to it. Doing so validates Card too much for my tastes.

That too. Even if I’d read the books as a kid, I wouldn’t pay to see this movie now. Orson Scott Card is a bigoted asshole. I won’t support him.

149 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:52:08pm

OK, so Zedushka was in Home Depot this afternoon buying lightbulbs (the curly kind) and some kid, about 6 years old, sees him in the checkout and yells OH HAI SANTA! I CAN HAZ FIRE TRUCK??

And Zedushka instead of being all GET OFF MY LAWN, puts his finger on the side of his nose and he says I HAVE TO LOOK ON MY LIST TO SEE WHO’S BEING GOOD.

The kids Daddy was like all ROFL.

150 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:54:38pm

re: #147 Vicious Babushka

I haz a haha knowing that Snowden haz no Internets.

I’m not usually a vindictive person. But I hope this little arrogant shit gets what he deserves. Prison time. I take all of his ill-thought out deeds and treason very personally, thank you, as a responsible citizen of this country. I would never do anything as underhanded and egregiously against the interests of my own country as this over-privileged, over-paid white boy malcontent did.

151 b_sharp  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:54:52pm

re: #149 Vicious Babushka

OK, so Zedushka was in Home Depot this afternoon buying lightbulbs (the curly kind) and some kid, about 6 years old, sees him in the checkout and yells OH HAI SANTA! I CAN HAZ FIRE TRUCK??

And Zedushka instead of being all GET OFF MY LAWN, puts his finger on the side of his nose and he says I HAVE TO LOOK ON MY LIST TO SEE WHO’S BEING GOOD.

The kids Daddy was like all ROFL.

Is Zedushka frequently mistaken for the giant elf?

152 ProTARDISLiberal  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:54:57pm

re: #137 Dark_Falcon

You are correct. But, to quote Obama, Kanye is a jackass.

153 jamesfirecat  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:55:12pm

re: #141 Dark_Falcon

Not yet. I’ve been helping my family with task this weekend and its not the sort of movie I want to take my mother to. I think she’d have a hostile reaction to it.

Really?

I ask not so much because I want to hear more about your family/pry into your personal life as take a moment and reflect on what Ender’s Game is about in and of itself as I know its writer is a homophobic jerk to say the least, but it’s been so long since I’ve read the book itself I have trouble figuring out the themes /message of the first book itself divorced from the man who wrote it.

154 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:56:14pm

re: #151 b_sharp

Is Zedushka frequently mistaken for the giant elf?

All the time.

155 b_sharp  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:57:41pm

re: #154 Vicious Babushka

All the time.

In that case, can you get him to bring me a 27” monitor for Christmas?

156 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:57:42pm

re: #153 jamesfirecat

The idea of children being used to operate weapons systems (which is a big part of Ender’s Game) would not please my mother, for obvious reasons.

157 jaunte  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:59:00pm

‘All clear’ at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth airport following bomb threat, evacuation
blog.al.com

158 jamesfirecat  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 4:59:16pm

re: #156 Dark_Falcon

The idea of children being used to operate weapons systems (which is a big part of Ender’s Game) would not please my mother, for obvious reasons.

Ah okay perfectly understandable.

159 Lidane  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:00:54pm

re: #155 b_sharp

In that case, can you get him to bring me a 27” monitor for Christmas?

Are you on the list?

160 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:01:16pm

WTFITS

161 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:01:37pm

re: #155 b_sharp

In that case, can you get him to bring me a 27” monitor for Christmas?

He is not the real one.

162 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:01:57pm

THE GRANDPARENTS BUY ALL THE TOYS!!!!!!

163 Lidane  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:02:43pm

re: #160 Vicious Babushka

That’s worse than the humorless douchecanoes that give out Chick tracts at Halloween. WTF.

164 b_sharp  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:02:52pm

re: #159 Lidane

Are you on the list?

Both the good and bad lists actually.

165 b_sharp  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:03:40pm

re: #161 Vicious Babushka

He is not the real one.

That’s OK, the monitor will still work.

166 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:03:53pm

re: #158 jamesfirecat

Ah okay perfectly understandable.

Wouldn’t please me, either. What sick minds…

childrenandarmedconflict.un.org

167 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:04:18pm

re: #160 Vicious Babushka

WTFITS

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What sick minds, cont.

168 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:05:17pm

re: #163 Lidane

That’s worse than the humorless douchecanoes that give out Chick tracts at Halloween. WTF.

Even worse than the lady in North Dakota who said she was giving out fat-shaming notes (which turned out to be a fake story anyway)

169 Cheechako  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:05:41pm

re: #151 b_sharp

This year’s snowbirding trip includes spending the holiday season in Phoenix helping my son and his wife operate a Christmas tree stand. I’ve let my snow-white beard grow out to impress the little kids. It’s a lot of fun to watch their faces light up when they see me. Now I just have to find a Santa hat

170 kirkspencer  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:06:13pm

re: #153 jamesfirecat

Really?

I ask not so much because I want to hear more about your family/pry into your personal life as take a moment and reflect on what Ender’s Game is about in and of itself as I know its writer is a homophobic jerk to say the least, but it’s been so long since I’ve read the book itself I have trouble figuring out the themes /message of the first book itself divorced from the man who wrote it.

dunno about his, but I’ve got a few issues with the story. (caveats: the last time I read them I was bored, and I’ve admitted elsewhere that the first time I read it - when I was 17, over 35 years ago - I liked it.)

Warning: SPOILERS FROM SHORT STORY/NOVEL.

Issue the first: Despise the message that "Bullying toughens children."
Issue the second: Must be children? Really?
Issue the third: Despise the theme of ‘We were hurt, so the only response is genocide.’ (Note that the children don’t know this. The adults do, however. And they decline to make any attempt to stop and say "negotiate or die.")
Got kicked out of the suspension of disbelief in the novel when i realized the magic technology that’s being used had to be deployed years before it was invented so the ships Ender commands can have and use it. This may be fixed in the movie.

171 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:07:08pm

re: #160 Vicious Babushka

WTFITS

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Making children cry is a great way to get their parents to support your cause!

/dripping

172 b_sharp  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:09:42pm

re: #169 Cheechako

This year’s snowbirding trip includes spending the holiday season in Phoenix helping my son and his wife operate a Christmas tree stand. I’ve let my snow-white beard grow out to impress the little kids. It’s a lot of fun to watch their faces light up when they see me. Now I just have to find a Santa hat

My hair is becoming snow white on the sides but my beard is still salt-n-pepper. And all I can grow is a goatee that begs to be braided when it gets long.

173 Vicious Babushka  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:12:43pm

re: #171 Dark_Falcon

Making children cry is a great way to get their parents to support your cause!

/dripping

Reminds me of this.

174 RealityBasedSteve  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:14:30pm

re: #16 goddamnedfrank

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe … Airedales on fire off the shoulder of Orion.

I see what you did there…

RBS

175 Political Atheist  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:18:46pm

re: #143 William Barnett-Lewis

Fair enough. I’m sure that is going to dampen the gate considerably.

176 RealityBasedSteve  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:20:02pm

re: #68 goddamnedfrank

I read the article, the worst part was the “Police reported there was no evidence of drug or alcohol use in the incident”. In other words, a very possibly stone cold straight individual put a lava lamp on a hot stove.

RBS

177 Political Atheist  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:22:28pm

re: #148 Lidane

That too. Even if I’d read the books as a kid, I wouldn’t pay to see this movie now. Orson Scott Card is a bigoted asshole. I won’t support him.

I get that. I’d just say this, that was one long list of credits to that movie. From director all the way down through honey wagon driver. So supporting it or not, Orson Scott Card is just one name on the list. Which is a whole other ballgame from the book and author business.

178 b_sharp  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:24:52pm

re: #176 RealityBasedSteve

I read the article, the worst part was the “Police reported there was no evidence of drug or alcohol use in the incident”. In other words, a very possibly stone cold straight individual put a lava lamp on a hot stove.

RBS

I’m just glad we didn’t hear of him using it as an anal dildo.

179 Lidane  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 5:33:36pm

re: #177 Political Atheist

I get that. I’d just say this, that was one long list of credits to that movie. From director all the way down through honey wagon driver. So supporting it or not, Orson Scott Card is just one name on the list. Which is a whole other ballgame from the book and author business.

There wouldn’t BE an Ender’s Game without him. He’s not just one name on the list. He’s the reason there’s a movie at all.

I’ll save my money for creators that I actually like.

180 CuriousLurker  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 10:15:44pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

Wow, Geller and Spencer and the jihad-fighting squad of the right wing just keep getting more insane.

Thanks for promoting the Page.

181 CuriousLurker  Sun, Nov 3, 2013 10:24:38pm

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