Newt Gingrich: ‘Life Was Fine’ During the ‘Age of the Dinosaurs’

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Once upon a time, Republican philanderer Newt Gingrich seemed like one of the saner members of the GOP on the subject of climate change, but those days are long gone. Like the rest of his party, Gingrich has now regressed into pure caveman behavior, with one of the stupidest statements yet about why we don’t need to worry at all about the vast amounts of greenhouse gas we’re pumping into the atmosphere: Gingrich: ‘Life Was Fine’ During Warmer ‘Age of the Dinosaurs’.

Newt Gingrich, a self-proclaimed “amateur paleontologist,” said Monday that the Earth’s rising temperature is not a major issue.

“The age of the dinosaurs was dramatically warmer than this is right now and it didn’t cook the planet,” he said on CNN’s “Crossfire,” as recorded by the Huffington Post. “In fact, life was fine.”

Gingrich said that people have no right to determine Earth’s correct temperature.

“Assume for a minute that we have the capacity to actually decide the planet’s temperature,” he said. “What kind of hubris does it take to say, I know exactly what this planet’s temperature ought to be and I’m going to manage it to that effect?”

Hey, if it was good enough for the dinosaurs…

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158 comments

1 kirkspencer  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:21:05am

Look, just because a man misses his family…

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2 Pie-onist Overlord  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:21:29am

How did that turn out for the dinosaurs?

3 Dr. Matt  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:23:00am

‘Newt Gingrich Is A Stupid Man’s Idea Of What A Smart Person Sounds Like’
~Paul Krugman, Nov 2011

4 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:23:34am

Ummm, does he remember what happened to the dinosaurs?

5 Shypixel  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:23:47am

Fact: The Earth was fine in the age of the Dinosaurs - Newt said so.

Fact: Humans and Dinosaurs lived together before Noah’s flood. - Some guy says the Bible says so.

Ipso Ergo Facto Lorem Ipsum: Global warming is just God hugging the planet closer.

6 Kragar  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:26:31am

“I think the house is on fire!”

“Oh, and what kind of hubris does it take to decide what constitutes that, young man? GO TO YOUR ROOM!”

“But its on fire!”

“Don’t back talk me!”

7 b.d.  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:26:44am

I don’t blame Newt, I blame CNN for putting him on the air

8 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:27:37am

Even the Bible says Dinosaurs were here before Man was.

9 b.d.  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:28:52am

The entire planet did fine without Crossfire too.

10 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:30:32am

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

Even the Bible says Dinosaurs were here before Man was.

Er, I’m fairly certain there are no mentions of dinosaurs in the Bible.

11 b.d.  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:31:35am

re: #10 Charles Johnson

Er, I’m fairly certain there are no mentions of dinosaurs in the Bible.

There are in the upcoming SyFy miniseries.

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12 Dr Lizardo  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:31:46am

IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR JESUS WHEN HE RODE A BRACHIOSAURUS INTO JERUSALEM FOR PASSOVER!!!

*headdesk*

13 wrenchwench  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:32:56am

Mammals at that time were about the size of Newt’s heart.

Name:
Maotherium (Greek for “Mao’s beast”); pronounced MAY-oh-THEE-ree-um
Habitat:
Woodlands of China
Historical Period:
Early Cretaceous (125-120 million years ago)
Size and Weight:
A few inches long and one ounce

Link.

14 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave of the waffle light)  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:33:25am

Newt is not that stupid. he is smart enough to saw what his target audience wants to hear.

We forget how tenuous our continued mass existence is on this planet and how small a degree of change in temperature or sea level it would take to generate major, major crises, economic, environmental and political.

15 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:34:08am

re: #13 wrenchwench

It looks like a pre-historic mouse.

16 Pie-onist Overlord  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:34:51am

17 Dr. Matt  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:35:49am

18 wrenchwench  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:36:17am

re: #15 PhillyPretzel

It looks like a pre-historic mouse.

I added a link. Here’s some more info:

Considering that it was named after Mao Zhedong—one of the most powerful and ruthless dictators of the 20th century—Maotherium was a surprisingly small and inoffensive creature, a mouse-sized Mesozoic mammal that spent most of its life quivering high up in the branches of trees. (This unflattering allusion may have been intentional; Maotherium was named in 2003, well after China had begun to loosen its repressive social policies.)

19 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave of the waffle light)  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:37:21am

re: #18 wrenchwench

I added a link. Here’s some more info:

So this is not only a secualrist-humanis lie from the pit of hell, it is named after a COMMUNIST?!? Gimme that old-time religion!!!

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20 Kragar  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:37:54am

re: #10 Charles Johnson

Er, I’m fairly certain there are no mentions of dinosaurs in the Bible.

Various creationists have retconned it. They try to argue that various creatures mentioned in the bible as beasts or monsters are “obviously” dinosaurs.

Plus, Greedo shot first.

21 lawhawk  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:38:18am

Do you think the folks in Fallujah and Ramadi think that they’re safer with everyone running around with automatic weapons? I don’t think so.


The death toll from the Islamists running roughshod over those two cities in Anbar province continues climbing, and that’s due in large part to the porous border with Syria (which continues to spread the virus of violence to neighboring countries).

Newt’s comments are akin to those who think that everyone having guns will somehow make them safer. Just because there’s more of something doesn’t make it better, or safe.

Greenhouse gases are rising now. They’re rising in concert with emissions generated by human activities. That’s having a measurable effect on the global climate (not just one spot on the planet).

Ocean waters are seeing the effect of carbon sequestration, including the acidification of waters.

The percentage of CO2 continues increasing, and global temps are continuing a trend of rising faster than what we’ve seen in past history.

It’s not a sustainable path, as sea levels will rise inundating coastal cities around the world - whether it’s NYC, Savannah, Charleston, Norfolk, Boston, or New Orleans, Houston, SF, Los Angeles, Long Beach, or cities overseas.

It means stressed water supplies and desertification.

It can also mean greater swings in extreme weather events. More lake effect snow (due to higher moisture content, just barely warmer temps keeping the lakes open so that the cold air sweeping down from Canada can deposit feet of snow in a matter of days); more cyclones globally; more severe weather like tornadoes (generated by clashing airmasses).

But Newt would rather bury his head in the Jurassic and make it seem as though temperature rising shouldn’t be a concern, because we don’t know what the right temperature is.

Well, that too is a semantic way of showing that he knows something’s wrong, but who are we to judge (it’s all part of the Big Guy’s* plan).

22 Kragar  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:39:15am

re: #21 lawhawk

Obviously they just need more good guys with guns.
/

23 Teukka  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:39:47am

re: #2 Pie-onist Overlord

How did that turn out for the dinosaurs?

Well, TBH, it was most likely a humongous asteroid that took them out (together with some 75% of life on earth). However, the newt put his foot in his mouth with this example.

Some time before the K-T/K-Pg extinction event the earth had the P-Tr extinction event, which nuked around 95% of life on earth.

What is particularly embarrassing for the Newt is that one of the theories of what caused that extinction is that it was a runaway greenhouse effect.

I won’t make your eyes glaze over with the details, but basically, a asteroid impact or volcanic eruption caused a volcanic winter followed by a +5C degree increase over the average before the start of the event, which in turn caused other effects in the ocean, in particular a release of methane hydrates on the ocean floor, adding another +5C insult to the +5C initial injury, meaning a +10C jump.

I will leave the recent Nature article on cloud formation as an exercise for any readers, and suggest BBC Horizon’s “The Day the Earth Nearly Died” episode for an easily digestible summary of the extinction event.

24 Bulworth  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:40:28am

I wonder when Newt thinks the “age of the dinosaurs” was. Was it before or after the thing with the tree and the apple and the snake?

25 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:40:49am
26 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:41:40am

Breitbart.com is just packed with stories today mocking scientists and gloating that the cold weather disproves climate change. The idiots are legion.

27 Bulworth  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:41:47am

re: #9 b.d.

The Internet was won in record time today.

28 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:45:48am

re: #10 Charles Johnson

Er, I’m fairly certain there are no mentions of dinosaurs in the Bible.

Well no, but I was referring more generally to the order of creation. The Genesis story clearly states Man was the last living creature that got here on the Sixth day, the animals came before.

Sorry for any confusion. I’m not ignorant, I swear!

29 jaunte  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:46:13am
“In fact, life was fine.”

But short, since animals with the size and defenses of a Gingrich were prey for everything else, large and small.

30 wrenchwench  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:46:49am

re: #26 Charles Johnson

Breitbart.com is just packed with stories today mocking scientists and gloating that the cold weather disproves climate change. The idiots are legion.

Happens every winter, just like the swallows returning to Capistrano.

Or something.

31 SteveMcGazi  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:48:48am

I was looking at the record temperatures for Philadelphia. Of the 366 days (Feb 29 is included), there are only 3 (THREE) low temperature records in this century. There are 62 days with record highs in the same time. Think of it. in just fourteen years, one out of 6 days has had a record high temperature.

32 Kragar  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:50:17am

“There is snow here, so global warming doesn’t exist!”

“You do realize the only reason there is snow here is because ice which has been trapped in the arctic and antarctic for thousands of years has melted, become part of the atmosphere and is affecting global weather patterns, which include such things as more extreme storms, droughts and severe hot and cold fronts?”

“But… SNOW! HAHA!”

33 Justanotherhuman  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:50:25am

Newt needs to read more and talk less.

“The “Cretaceous Greenhouse World” refers to an episode of earth history that lasted from about 110 to 90 million years ago. During this time, submarine volcanic CO2 emissions were released into the atmosphere at rates high enough to cause atmospheric CO2 concentrations in excess of 1,000 ppm. This CO2 buildup resulted from rapid sea-floor spreading related to the breakup and drifting apart of the Earth’s continents2. The buildup lasted for about 10 million years, and the ensuing period of peak warming coincided with an explosive growth in the genetic diversity of flowering plants, social insects, birds, and mammals—organisms that dominate modern terrestrial ecosystems. The consequences of a similar greenhouse buildup occurring over the course of only a few hundred years, however, are likely to be highly disruptive to natural ecosystems. Plants and animals live in zones of predictable temperature and precipitation. If this climate is altered too quickly, the species may not have sufficient time to migrate and adapt.

“Recent paleoclimate modeling has provided insights into the nature of global warming during the Cretaceous. These results suggest that atmospheric CO2 concentrations during the Cretaceous were four times current CO2 levels, and the global mean temperature during the Cretaceous was 11.2°F warmer than present3. Some important questions remain about the amount and intensity of precipitation during the Cretaceous. It has been proposed that globally averaged precipitation in the Cretaceous Greenhouse World was 28% greater than present, although scientific data to verify this are only now being developed4. Ongoing studies of ancient terrestrial deposits on earth are needed to help scientists understand present trends and anticipate future global climate changes.”

igsb.uiowa.edu

34 Bulworth  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:50:58am

It’s only January 7 and the screaming headline at CNN.com is about anchor Chris Cuomo’s (apparently combative) interview with Dennis Rodman.

At this rate I don’t believe the nation will survive 2014 from all the derp.

35 philosophus invidius  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:51:19am

Newt takes the cosmic perspective. Who’s to say the universe is better off with human beings?

36 kirkspencer  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:51:44am

re: #28 Eclectic Cyborg

Well no, but I was referring more generally to the order of creation. The Genesis story clearly states Man was the last living creature that got here on the Sixth day, the animals came before.

Sorry for any confusion. I’m not ignorant, I swear!

Maybe not. Read Genesis 2, carefully.

37 Just never mind.  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:51:49am

Well, the Hoopster assures me that -40 is warm for Wisconsin.
Maybe it is? But it’s still flipping cold.
Says she from sunny California! 77 here today…

38 BusyMonster  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:52:54am

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

Even the Bible says Dinosaurs were here before Man was.

I don’t believe the Bible actually mentions them.

Sigh. Newt Gingrich is so incredibly stupid. How is it that our society puts such dim bulbs in such high places?

39 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:54:48am

Yippee! NE Philly is in the double digits. /half wunderground.com

40 RealityBasedSteve  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:56:02am

re: #36 kirkspencer

Maybe not. Read Genesis 2, carefully.

Depends on which of the creation sagas you read. In one man is created AFTER all the animals, in the other man is created first, then all the animals so that man can have a companion, and then when none of those worked out, god ripped out a rib and made eve.

Because after all, an infinitely powerful god shouldn’t be expected to catch all the little details right the first time….

41 blueraven  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:56:20am

Meanwhile, Down Under

Blistering heat that formed over the Nullarbor at the end of December and continues over parts of inland Australia smashed temperature records and was a “highly significant” event, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
In a special climate statement released late on Monday, the bureau said the latest heatwave, while less extensive and prolonged than the record-breaking hot spell to start 2013, was still a remarkable event.
The report comes just days after the bureau confirmed that last year was Australia’s hottest in more than a century of records, easily beating 2005.

Read more: smh.com.au

42 ObserverArt  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:56:55am

re: #3 Dr. Matt

‘Newt Gingrich Is A Stupid Man’s Idea Of What A Smart Person Sounds Like’
~Paul Krugman, Nov 2011

Ol’ Newty has made a great career based on this. It can also be used as another definition to describe your common con man.

And I’ve never really watched CNN…but just from the links here I can say they sure have gone further off the rails. I did not know the world needed more stupid.

43 jaunte  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:57:25am

re: #41 blueraven

Better send Trump down to investigate.

44 SteveMcGazi  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 10:58:02am

In the 1990s, there were 48 new record highs and 6 record lows (that still stand)

45 geoffm33  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:00:45am

Impossible to work under these conditions!!!!

46 Justanotherhuman  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:02:07am

This is infuriating.

80 From N.Y. Police and Fire Forces Are Charged in Social Security Fraud

nytimes.com

There are greedy crooks in every part of society.

47 SteveMcGazi  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:02:57am

So to sum up, since 1870, 110 of the 366 record high temps in Philly have been recorded since 1990 (30%), and only 9 of the 366 record lows have been recorded since 1990 (2.5%). FWIW the time period comprises 16.7% of the number of years of recordkeeping.

48 ramex  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:04:49am

Triceratops farmers never worried about growing seasons, droughts or floods so why should we?

49 geoffm33  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:05:31am

re: #47 SteveMcGazi

So to sum up, since 1870, 110 of the 366 record high temps in Philly have been recorded since 1990 (30%), and only 9 of the 366 record lows have been recorded since 1990 (2.5%). FWIW the time period comprises 16.7% of the number of years of recordkeeping.

Also, regarding record highs:

Why we might not remember record highs. Take the most recent year that shows up: 2012. In 2012, there were no record lows but the following days had record highs:

March 8 68°

March 12 71°

March 18 74°

March 19 74°

March 22 83°

April 16 87°

June 21 96°

Record cold temperatures in the winter are very easy to remember, but the very warm spring in 2012 likely does not stick in people’s minds. For example, a day in March where the temperature reaches 74° simply feels “pleasant”.

Citation: BlueMassGroup

50 piratedan  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:06:16am

re: #48 ramex

Triceratops farmers never worried about growing seasons, droughts or floods so why should we?

well they were free rangers, so they would simply move to where the forage was…. you how it was in the old west with libertarian free range triceratops farmers, talk about your archetypes…..

51 RealityBasedSteve  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:08:02am

One thing I’m seeing with this whole cold snap is a trememdous amount of arguement from ignorance on the deniers side. I’ve seen articles that have said outright “I had never heard of “Polar Vortex” before this, it’s a “Wag-The -Dog” attempt by the left”. I had never heard of it either, but then again, I’m not a climate scientist.

Again, it’s what I rail on and on about. I have no problem with somebody not knowing something, I have problems with people who feel that ignorance is the best option, and activally seek to remain in it.

RBS
Must control fist of death….

52 SteveMcGazi  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:09:57am

re: #31 SteveMcGazi

I was looking at the record temperatures for Philadelphia. Of the 366 days (Feb 29 is included), there are only 3 (THREE) low temperature records in this century. There are 62 days with record highs in the same time. Think of it. in just fourteen years, one out of 6 days has had a record high temperature.

My bad. Today’s record low just got posted! That 4 (FOUR) record lows in this century. That changes everything.

53 Eventual Carrion  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:10:13am

re: #50 piratedan

well they were free rangers, so they would simply move to where the forage was…. you how it was in the old west with libertarian free range triceratops farmers, talk about your archetypes…..

Ahhh, I miss my days as a triceratops wrangler. Birthing the young ones, moving the heard across the prairie, pulling the tumbleweeds off of their horns. The branding of the new ones was a bit of a challenge.

54 jaunte  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:13:07am

re: #51 RealityBasedSteve

“I had never heard of “Polar Vortex” before this, it’s a “Wag-The -Dog” attempt by the left”.

NASA:
Stratospheric Polar Vortex Influences Winter Cold, Researchers Say
December 1, 2001

55 erik_t  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:13:29am

There was no delicious light sweet crude in the age of the dinosaurs. Probably just biofuels and other hippy moonbat shit. I don’t think the modern GOP would have liked it very much at all.

56 Internet Tough Guy  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:16:02am

re: #55 erik_t

Maybe the dinosaurs BECAME the light sweet crude.

Because of Dinobamacare.

57 wrenchwench  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:16:38am

re: #56 Internet Tough Guy

Maybe the dinosaurs BECAME the light sweet crude.

Because of Dinobamacare.

Fossil Panels!

58 Kragar  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:18:12am
59 Dr Lizardo  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:18:14am

re: #54 jaunte

NASA:
Stratospheric Polar Vortex Influences Winter Cold, Researchers Say
>December 1, 2001

Wasn’t that a plot point of Roland Emmerich’s “The Day After Tomorrow”?

Yeah, I know, it was total hokum, but I confess to having a place in my heart for disaster movie, even if it’s totally preposterous.

60 lawhawk  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:18:49am

re: #55 erik_t

There was no delicious light sweet crude in the age of the dinosaurs. Probably just biofuels and other hippy moonbat shit. I don’t think the modern GOP would have liked it very much at all.

Just tar sands. Not very efficient for energy recapture, so other energy sources were developed, like brontosaur oil. /

61 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:20:38am

re: #51 RealityBasedSteve

Here is an article from The Wall Street Journal that gives a brief definition of polar vortex. online.wsj.com

62 SteveMcGazi  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:22:10am

Records show that the Flintstones had no fossil fuels to power their automobiles. I would like to know how he steered that thing.

Image: Fred-Flintstone-Barney-Rubble-Car.jpg

63 dog philosopher  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:22:29am

hubris

newt is an expert

64 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave of the waffle light)  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:23:21am

There is no point in repeating it here, but the Earth is not a closed system like a house with central heating where all the rooms get warmer evenly and consistently.

Newt is not that stupid, he knows better, but he has an agenda to push and an audience to pander to.

65 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:23:24am

Newt is a dinosaur. Really Newt, we have no “right” to determine the earth’s temperature? Yeah that’s not important at all. Stupid asshole. I agree with Krugman who says that Newt is a stupid person’s idea of what a smart person sounds like. Newt’s always pandering to the lowest common denominator whether it’s putting down Mitt Romney for being able to speak French, suggesting that poor children work as janitors, or this crap.

66 Dr Lizardo  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:25:03am

re: #58 Kragar

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67 erik_t  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:26:14am

re: #60 lawhawk

Just tar sands. Not very efficient for energy recapture, so other energy sources were developed, like brontosaur oil. /

Developing alternative energy sources was good enough for the dinosaurs. Why not us?

I recommend we start the reoilification process on those who put pineapple on pizza. ///

68 Justanotherhuman  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:26:39am

re: #58 Kragar

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Seditionist bastard. I just hope the authorities are gathering evidence.

69 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:29:00am
70 ObserverArt  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:31:29am

5° now in central Ohio. It’s a heat wave! Global Warming is back on!

Question for the Fox types. If there are record high temps this summer in America, will they change their tune and go on about Global Warming may be real? And should they do just that, what are the chances they blame it all on Obama and progressives?

71 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:31:42am

Regarding life during the time of the dinosaurs —Newt should know.

Do you know it’s freaking cold in Chicago? It was a three dog night last night.

Luckily, I have three dogs.

And 3 layers of comforters.

you?

72 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:31:50am

re: #36 kirkspencer

It says God had formed the birds and animals and brought them to Adam to be named. Is that what you are referring to?

73 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:32:22am

re: #71 FemNaziBitch

Thermal underwear. :)

74 S'latch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:32:54am

Newt reminded me of this:

“Adapting” to the Climate Crisis Will Be “Easy” According to ExxonMobil and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

“Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, admitted recently that global warming is not a hoax, but that we needn’t worry:

“We have spent our entire existence adapting, OK? So we will adapt to this. Changes to weather patterns that move crop production areas around - we’ll adapt to that. It’s an engineering problem, and it has engineering solutions.” Tillerson’s buddies at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce added, “Populations can acclimatize to warmer climates via a range of behavioral, physiological and technological adaptations.”“

They will say whatever they believe will help them maintain the $tatus quo.

75 SteveMcGazi  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:33:45am

re: #74 S’latch

Maybe they’ll build giant air conditionerz

76 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:34:11am

re: #46 Justanotherhuman

This is infuriating.

80 From N.Y. Police and Fire Forces Are Charged in Social Security Fraud

nytimes.com

There are greedy crooks in every part of society.

The larger the organization, the easier it is to hide.

77 SteveMcGazi  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:34:38am

My daughter is a freshman at a high school in NJ. The students have their classes distributed in several different buildings so sometimes the students have to go outside to go from one building to another. They’re close together (about 50 yards or so) but today she told me that everybody was frantically trying to push their way in while other kids had to come out. It was crazy, but kind of funny she said.

78 S'latch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:35:14am

re: #75 SteveMcGazi

Whatever it takes. Just trust them.

79 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:35:24am

I’d love to know where this massive military force is that would stand a chance in hell of pulling a coup here in America.

80 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:36:48am

re: #37 Monarch Butterfly Heading to rest

Well, the Hoopster assures me that -40 is warm for Wisconsin.
Maybe it is? But it’s still flipping cold.
Says she from sunny California! 77 here today…

Up towards Canada there is a series of islands (Apostle?) that are officially part of Wisconsin. They have an ice road from the mainland to one island annually.

So, yes, it’s very cold in Wisconsin.

Although, Hell is in Michigan.

81 Kragar  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:36:57am

re: #79 Eclectic Cyborg

I’d love to know where this massive military force is that would stand a chance in hell of pulling a coup here in America.

Garrow: “All we need is three percent of the population to rise up now and we can control the country.”

82 SteveMcGazi  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:37:11am

re: #79 Eclectic Cyborg

I’d love to know where this massive military force is that would stand a chance in hell of pulling a coup here in America.

Don’t laugh. You don’t need to militarily topple the administration. John Boehner is I think 3rd in line of succession.

83 RealityBasedSteve  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:37:21am

re: #61 PhillyPretzel

Here is an article from The Wall Street Journal that gives a brief definition of polar vortex. online.wsj.com

Oh, I’m not doubting Polar vortex, and I have read up on it now… I was simply quoting some of the derp-a-tude I’ve seen out there. Like I said, there are “X” number of things I know about, and almost “Infinity - X” things that I may not have heard about. That just means I need to learn. :)

RBS

84 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:37:39am

re: #52 SteveMcGazi

My bad. Today’s record low just got posted! That 4 (FOUR) record lows in this century. That changes everything.

Your numbers also don’t cover the possibility that the high temps were superseded for a particular day rapidly in a row; e.g. new highs set for March 19th in 2002, 2006, 2009, and then again in 2011.

85 Political Atheist  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:37:47am
Gingrich said that people have no right to determine Earth’s correct temperature.

Ummm, how is that not exactly what we are doing with our emissions?

86 freetoken  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:38:08am
“The age of the dinosaurs was dramatically warmer than this is right now …”

That is not completely accurate.

Firstly, the “age of the dinosaurs”, known as the Mesozoic, lasted almost 200 millin years and in that long period the climate changed. The end of the Mesozoic may not have been much warmer than now.

The point of course that Newt ignores is that it is not the planet per se which cares, but rather the living things upon the planet for which the climate is a key driving evolutionary force.

CNN “Crossfire” of course doesn’t care - they just want ratings.

87 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:38:19am

I haven’t taken the time to seriously peruse this Gallop study. What I have gathered is that I am old.

88 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:39:22am

re: #86 freetoken

That is not completely accurate.

Firstly, the “age of the dinosaurs”, known as the Mesozoic, lasted almost 200 millin years and in that long period the climate changed. The end of the Mesozoic may not have been much warmer than now.

The point of course that Newt ignores is that it is not the planet per se which cares, but rather the living things upon the planet for which the climate is a key driving evolutionary force.

CNN “Crossfire” of course doesn’t care - they just want ratings.

But in Newtworld wouldn’t the “Age of the Dinosaurs” be the day or less between God creating them and creating Adam?
//

89 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:39:45am

re: #81 Kragar

Garrow: “All we need is three percent of the population to rise up now and we can control the country.”

So he thinks it would take approximately 9 500 000 people to pull it off?

90 SteveMcGazi  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:40:28am

re: #89 Eclectic Cyborg

So he thinks it would take approximately 9 500 000 people to pull it off?

No, he thinks that he can pass enough voter restriction laws to do it.

91 erik_t  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:40:48am

re: #86 freetoken

CNN “Crossfire” of course doesn’t care - they just want ratings.

“Crossfire” is the exemplar of the Magical Balance Fairy, the sine qua non.

92 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:41:07am

re: #82 SteveMcGazi

Don’t laugh. You don’t need to militarily topple the administration. John Boehner is I think 3rd in line of succession.

Yeah but Boehner’s a spineless orange RINO, the True Patriots (TM), want nothing to do with him.

Also, toppling the administration is one thing. Avoiding getting wiped off the planet by the U.S. military AFTER toppling them is another matter entirely.

93 Lidane  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:42:23am

re: #79 Eclectic Cyborg

I’d love to know where this massive military force is that would stand a chance in hell of pulling a coup here in America.

They’re trying to figure out how to reload and steer a scooter at the same time.

94 SteveMcGazi  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:42:32am

re: #92 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah but Boehner’s a spineless orange RINO, the True Patriots (TM), want nothing to do with him.

Also, toppling the administration is one thing. Avoiding getting wiped off the planet by the U.S. military AFTER toppling them is another matter entirely.

He’s a spineless wimp who will let the teabaggers run roughshod.

95 Kragar  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:42:42am

re: #89 Eclectic Cyborg

So he thinks it would take approximately 9 500 000 people to pull it off?

Yup, just get yourself a fighting force 36 times larger than the USMC composed of yahoos in Duck Dynasty gear and Barbie Dreamhouse AR-15s and you can control the whole United States.

96 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:43:02am

Newt pisses me off for so many reasons.

I can’t understand how he is the golden child of the GOP? The twisted double-morality-standard they use seems to all be devised to keep him on a pedestal. His past bad behavior is fine—he is truly sorry!

He reminds me of the Emperor that has no clothes—only he knows it and is laughing at everyone he is fooling.

97 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:43:15am

re: #93 Lidane

They’re trying to figure out how to reload and steer a scooter at the same time.

Right. You really need young, able bodied people to pull off a successful revolution. How many people at TP rallies could be described as “young and able bodied”?

98 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:43:31am
99 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:43:32am

re: #88 Feline Fearless Leader

But in Newtworld wouldn’t the “Age of the Dinosaurs” be the day or less between God creating them and creating Adam?
//

I think it’s “God created Newt” —in his mind anyway.

100 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:43:56am

re: #98 Charles Johnson

Of course they are, it’s called “job security”.

101 calochortus  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:44:32am

re: #92 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah but Boehner’s a spineless orange RINO, the True Patriots (TM), want nothing to do with him.

Also, toppling the administration is one thing. Avoiding getting wiped off the planet by the U.S. military AFTER toppling them is another matter entirely.

Also, I have a hard time believing that if they knock off the president and vice president the vast middle of the country will say “Thanks. Let’s try some more of your ideas.” There might be a big time backlash.

102 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:44:35am

I feel I should also state that I believe the “Days” in the Genesis account to be periods of time far longer than 24 hours.

103 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:45:02am

re: #95 Kragar

Yup, just get yourself a fighting force 36 times larger than the USMC composed of yahoos in Duck Dynasty gear and Barbie Dreamhouse AR-15s and you can control the whole United States.

They think they have all the guns —because they follow the law.

104 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:45:46am

re: #103 FemNaziBitch

They think they have all the guns —because they follow the law Liberals are afraid of them.

Edited for accuracy.

105 SpaceJesus  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:46:05am

FREEP: “SNL’ adds black woman to cast”

To: tom paine 2
Blacks in advertisement has increased exponentially in the last 10 years. I always chuckle when I see the local alarm company commercials with a white perp and a black family. I’m equally amused when all of the high end jewelry store and auto lot commercials feature black families.

Statistically speaking, a black “family” with an actual married mother and father is almost unheard of. Couple that with the staggering black unemployment numbers and the high likelihood of familial failure in the black communities, and it becomes clear that the point of putting blacks in advertisements is to prevent the advertisers of being accused of racism.

Meanwhile, white men are being portrayed as criminals and incompetents in commercials and TV shows, but you don’t hear a hue or a cry from white men.


37 posted on 01/07/2014 6:49:02 AM PST by rarestia (It’s time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies ]

freerepublic.com

106 freetoken  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:46:27am

I would ask how desperate Newt Gingrich has to be to keep grandstanding on stupid points like this, but then I realize the truly desperate in this situation are CNN.

107 RealityBasedSteve  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:46:35am

re: #93 Lidane

They’re trying to figure out how to reload and steer a scooter at the same time.

FR Scooter Borne Infantry

RBS

108 Lidane  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:47:13am

re: #102 Eclectic Cyborg

I feel I should also state that I believe the “Days” in the Genesis account to be periods of time far longer than 24 hours.

That’s because you’re not a raving lunatic. Only an idiot thinks the “days” in Genesis are a literal 24 hours.

109 kirkspencer  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:47:17am

re: #79 Eclectic Cyborg

I’d love to know where this massive military force is that would stand a chance in hell of pulling a coup here in America.

Their belief (really) is that the majority of the US military would join them, not oppose them.

I think it is as delusional as the unskewing that said Romney was going to win and ‘only a few thousand people have really joined Obamacare.’

110 jaunte  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:49:00am

To an R politician, Climate Change is far in the future, and his own primary challenge is always just around the corner.

111 makeitstop  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:50:46am

re: #105 SpaceJesus

Meanwhile, white men are being portrayed as criminals and incompetents in commercials and TV shows, but you don’t hear a hue or a cry from white men.

Except for this guy and every other goddamned whining Freeper, in every thread on that site.

Self-awareness. What’s that?
///

112 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:51:37am

re: #108 Lidane

The truly funny thing is 24 hour days as we know them didn’t even exist at the time the Old Testament books were WRITTEN, let alone when the events that inspired them took place.

So realistically, the notion the Days in Genesis were 6 separate 24 hour periods is not even logical.

113 dog philosopher  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:51:49am

KURTZ: Liz Cheney pulls the plug on the media’s favorite soap-opera race

apparently liz cheney pulled out because liberals were enjoying her run too much yah

114 jaunte  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:51:49am

How to go beyond being the Party of Stupid, when stupid keeps winning?

115 Backwoods_Sleuth  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:52:00am
116 SpaceJesus  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:52:05am

Freepers: “Black ‘families’ buying cars and jewelry? Hahaha that’s rich.”

117 Lidane  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:52:07am

re: #92 Eclectic Cyborg

Also, toppling the administration is one thing. Avoiding getting wiped off the planet by the U.S. military AFTER toppling them is another matter entirely.

This is why the Second Amendment allows civilians to have the same weapons as the military.

Howitzers, drones, and tactical nukes for everybody!

////////////////////////

118 Kragar  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:52:10am

re: #103 FemNaziBitch

They think they have all the guns —because they follow the law.

I laugh at the people who think owning 36 guns and 10,000 rounds of ammo make them safer.

One gun and one round in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing renders them useless.

119 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:52:15am

And the Army and Marines have stuff like this to use.

en.wikipedia.org

AR-15s verses a 155mm round with a 5m CEP when fired from ~30 miles away.

120 freetoken  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:52:37am
121 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:53:09am

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

That confused me at first because, in my Canadian mind, “below zero” and “below freezing” are the SAME THING!

(I’m learning ok? Promise!)

122 Mattand  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:53:23am

re: #17 Dr. Matt

[Embedded image]

I probably wouldn’t have gone atheist if we had that GIF in church when I was a kid.

123 Dr Lizardo  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:53:33am

Sir Run Run Shaw, kung-fu movie pioneer, has died at the age of 106 (or maybe 107).

npr.org

He also co-produced “Blade Runner”.

RIP and thanks for the cinematic memories.

124 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:53:54am

re: #120 freetoken

There appears to be a Derp contest going on:

Pat Robertson: Global warming is a scam because there are no SUVs on Jupiter

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

125 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:54:06am

re: #118 Kragar

I laugh at the people who think owning 36 guns and 10,000 rounds of ammo make them safer.

One gun and one round in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing renders them useless.

The military can cut electricity and water. Meaning, they don’t need weaponry—it it push comes to shove.

126 Mattand  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:54:46am

re: #86 freetoken

That is not completely accurate.

Firstly, the “age of the dinosaurs”, known as the Mesozoic, lasted almost 200 millin years and in that long period the climate changed. The end of the Mesozoic may not have been much warmer than now.

The point of course that Newt ignores is that it is not the planet per se which cares, but rather the living things upon the planet for which the climate is a key driving evolutionary force.

CNN “Crossfire” of course doesn’t care - they just want ratings.

Which brings up another point: did any of the talking head meat sacks call Newt out on this nuclear grade stupidity, or did they just nod their heads and move on?

127 Backwoods_Sleuth  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:55:09am

Ohio Police: Man Stopped for Speeding Had 48 Bombs

A man stopped for speeding in central Ohio was charged with illegally making or possessing an explosive device after nearly 50 bombs and four guns were found in his vehicle.

Maybe he was getting ready for the rally?

128 Lidane  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:55:16am

re: #120 freetoken

There appears to be a Derp contest going on:

Pat Robertson: Global warming is a scam because there are no SUVs on Jupiter

Is he sure about that? Let’s send Pat Robertson and the rest of the AGW denialists to Jupiter to check.

129 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:56:22am

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

Please don’t let him be Muslim.

130 lawhawk  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:56:25am

re: #120 freetoken

There appears to be a Derp contest going on:

Pat Robertson: Global warming is a scam because there are no SUVs on Jupiter

Earth First! We’ll ruin Jupiter later (and never mind that bit about Europa being off-limits). /

131 dog philosopher  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:57:14am

re: #120 freetoken

There appears to be a Derp contest going on:

Pat Robertson: Global warming is a scam because there are no SUVs on Jupiter

“There’s just one problem,” he said. “The Earth isn’t getting warmer. In fact, it’s because of the Sun. The Sun is now showing signs that we’re headed for something very, very different: global cooling.”

well let’s see how that theory works out…

132 Lidane  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:57:17am
133 erik_t  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:57:18am

re: #120 freetoken

There appears to be a Derp contest going on:

Pat Robertson: Global warming is a scam because there are no SUVs on Jupiter

.

Co-host Terry Meeuwsen said that she found it hard to believe that so few international climate scientists were willing to speak out against the consensus opinion that global warming was real.

“Think of how much money is involved. It’s money! They are going to get a river of money,” Robertson opined. “The progressives always want control. Just like this health care initiative. They want control.”

Yes. Indeed, Terry. The astounding level of consensus is not because, y’know, everyone agrees. It’s clearly proof of the conspiracy.

134 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:58:13am

re: #133 erik_t

Because Global Warming denialism has nothing to do with money AT ALL.

135 Backwoods_Sleuth  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:58:20am

re: #129 Eclectic Cyborg

Please don’t let him be Muslim.

He probably isn’t:

Andrew Scott Boguslawski, 43, was arrested late New Year’s Day on Interstate 70 west of Columbus. Investigators found two pistols, two rifles, 48 explosive devices and tools and materials to make additional explosives

136 Lidane  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 11:59:06am

re: #89 Eclectic Cyborg

So he thinks it would take approximately 9 500 000 people to pull it off?

137 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00pm

300 million?!

That’s close to NINETY PERCENT of the population!

138 Dr. Matt  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:00:51pm

re: #137 Eclectic Cyborg

300 million?!

That’s close to NINETY PERCENT of the population!

Shhhhhhh. You’re using silly librul logic again.

139 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:01:44pm

As Koch bros position themselves for the arctic transportation routes.

I read something more recent, but I can’t find it. I’ll have to google.

140 erik_t  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:02:15pm

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

He probably isn’t:

Andrew Scott Boguslawski, 43, was arrested late New Year’s Day on Interstate 70 west of Columbus. Investigators found two pistols, two rifles, 48 explosive devices and tools and materials to make additional explosives

The universe absolutely cries out for a guy with the last name “Boguslawski” to be a sovereign citizen nut who thinks the government is illegitimate.

Please, Pun God, hear my prayer. I don’t ask for much.

141 Charles Johnson  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:02:50pm

Those goddamn toenail fungus ads are back again in Google Adsense. Just blocked them again.

Why the hell would any advertiser think it’s a good idea to put a nauseating picture of a badly rotted toenail on someone’s website? Tempted to think it’s some kind of underhanded sabotage campaign.

142 calochortus  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:03:55pm

re: #125 FemNaziBitch

The military can cut electricity and water. Meaning, they don’t need weaponry—it it push comes to shove.

So True Patriots™ need to stockpile charged batteries for their scooters?

143 SteveMcGazi  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:04:13pm

On this coup subject. A lot of posters seem to be mocking the concept. It’s not that far-fetched.

If #’s 1 and 2 are gone, #3 is the President and C in C by law. The military will take orders from him. They will not be shooting 155 mm howitzers at anybody. The reason these clowns think they only need 3% of the population is that they. like the rest of the enemies of the US throughout history, think that the population is soft and decadent. They remember how the Dems griped (but accepted) about the Supreme Court’s selection of George W. Bush as President and they never vowed to make him a one term President and block everything he tried to accomplish. The would be Coupers also know that thanks to Gerrymandering, most Congressional seats are locked in. Very few votes are needed to swing the control to the other side. Combine these concepts with some more voter restriction laws, and they can nullify a national election.

144 SteveMcGazi  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:06:03pm

re: #136 Lidane

How can 300 million go on strike when there are so many people freeloading?

145 elizajane  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:07:04pm

Rubens responds to Newt.

They knew so much more in the 17th century.

146 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:08:38pm

Panama Canal Extension Study September 2013

There are no other significant U.S.-based trade lanes for which an Arctic Ocean routing would be relevant in terms of sailing distances. In any case, the availability of this route, at least over the next ten to twenty years, appears unlikely due to the uncertainties surrounding the rate at which ice will disappear and the investments that would be required in necessary escort vessels, staging ports, and channel preparation. Other issues, such as national claims to the waters, must also be resolved.

a link from this article:
New Arctic trade routes create opportunities for commerce and polluting

Also, while the Arctic may not be a viable trade route in the near term, marine traffic is expected to increase substantially in the coming decades. This fall, the first large sea freighter traveled through the Northwest Passage from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Finland. While in many cases the Panama Canal will be the preferred route for U.S. trade, the Arctic could host a significant chunk of trade between Asia and Europe.

In a speech last week at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel underscored that climate change will create new risks and opportunities for the north.

“Climate change is shifting the landscape in the Arctic more rapidly than anywhere else in the world,” he said. “While the Arctic temperature rise is relatively small in absolute terms, its effects are significant — transforming what was a frozen desert into an evolving navigable ocean, giving rise to an unprecedented level of human activity.”

147 Backwoods_Sleuth  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:11:14pm

re: #140 erik_t

The universe absolutely cries out for a guy with the last name “Boguslawski” to be a sovereign citizen nut who thinks the government is illegitimate.

Please, Pun God, hear my prayer. I don’t ask for much.

hmmm…

Adkins said Boguslawski, who didn’t make any statement to investigators, works at a training facility for Navy SEALs in Indiana and does not have “any real criminal history.”

Investigators were trying to determine why he had the bombs and were “looking for a link to any known terrorist operations and to identify the intended target.”

Read more: upi.com

148 kirkspencer  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:11:28pm

re: #139 FemNaziBitch

As Koch bros position themselves for the arctic transportation routes.

I read something more recent, but I can’t find it. I’ll have to google.

or try this.

149 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:11:56pm
150 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:12:39pm

re: #148 kirkspencer

or try this.

Good one!

I think the world will be a very different place in 50 years.

151 Eventual Carrion  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:28:31pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

But they are close. My son in San Antonio text’d me a while ago and said it was 36F.

152 Eventual Carrion  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:31:39pm

re: #132 Lidane

Pamela Geller is saving us all from “the gulag,” reports Pamela Geller t.co
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) January 7, 2014

And her next mission will be to save us from ManBearPig

153 kerFuFFler  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:32:43pm

re: #74 S’latch

“Adapting” to the Climate Crisis Will Be “Easy” According to ExxonMobil and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

“Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, admitted recently that global warming is not a hoax, but that we needn’t worry:

“We have spent our entire existence adapting, OK? So we will adapt to this.”

The problem with this line of thinking shows why it is so important to fight off creationist orthodoxy. Ecosystems have great difficulty adapting when change occurs too quickly. People who understand evolution realize why it is important to slow global warming down.

154 S'latch  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:49:16pm

re: #153 kerFuFFler

But, can’t we just evolve to adapt to global weirding? We might grow reflective exoskeletons and learn to breath carbon dioxide.

155 RealityBasedSteve  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 12:58:39pm

re: #137 Eclectic Cyborg

300 million?!

That’s close to NINETY PERCENT of the population!

You can’t get 90% of the population to agree to anything. I bet that more than 10% of the people out here secretly hate Kittens.

RBS

156 ObserverArt  Tue, Jan 7, 2014 1:05:18pm

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ohio Police: Man Stopped for Speeding Had 48 Bombs

Maybe he was getting ready for the rally?

Whoa…I hadn’t seen that. We definitely have our nuts around here, as there are everywhere these days,

157 BusyMonster  Thu, Jan 9, 2014 8:04:06am

re: #14 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave of the waffle light)

Newt is not that stupid.

Oh, I think he actually is that stupid. Having a high-dollar education doesn’t imbue one with intelligence. He merely has the vocabulary and social polish required to look like a useful human being, but seriously his life’s work over the long term shows a pattern of incompetence, stupidity, and ham-fisted clumsiness. He knows only how to throw red meat at the base.

158 BusyMonster  Thu, Jan 9, 2014 8:06:10am

re: #107 RealityBasedSteve

FR Scooter Borne Infantry

RBS

I love that picture. It encapsulates everything I find desperate, and pathetic, about the Tea Party’s demographic.

Now, tell that lard-ass to drive his scooter out onto an ice floe, and the picture is complete.


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