Arizona GOP Censures John McCain for ‘Liberal’ Record

Don’t they remember “Bomb, bomb, bomb, Bomb bomb Iran”?
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PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republican Party formally censured Sen. John McCain on Saturday, citing a voting record they say is insufficiently conservative.

The resolution to censure McCain was approved by a voice-vote during a meeting of state committee members in Tempe, state party spokesman Tim Sifert said. It needed signatures from at least 20 percent of state committee members to reach the floor for debate.

Sifert said no further action was expected.

McCain spokesman Brian Rogers declined to comment on the censure.

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330 comments

1 freetoken  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 4:30:32pm

The Re-messaging campaign continues as expected.

2 Skip Intro  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 4:35:38pm

re: #1 freetoken

The Re-messaging campaign continues as expected.

The message seems to be “we use Free Republic as our guidepost, then veer way right”.

3 Jay in Oregon  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 6:09:24pm

The purges will continue until morale improves!

4 Charles Johnson  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 6:32:21pm

Promoted for the sheer lolwut factor.

5 darthstar  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 6:34:49pm

Liberal? Please.

They should censure him for being an asshole (former war hero sacred cow turned asshole, but asshole).

6 Kragar  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 6:34:53pm

This is good news for John McCain!

7 scottslemmons  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 6:36:11pm

Didn’t they do the same thing to Goldwater at some point, or am I misremembering?

8 The Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 6:44:27pm

YO DAWG I HEARD YOU LIKED IDEOLOGICAL PURITY, SO I DID A PURGE INSIDE YOUR PURGE.

9 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 6:48:25pm

re: #6 Kragar

This is good news for John McCain!

It really is good news; It means John McCain is hated by the right people.

10 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 6:49:34pm
11 b.d.  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 6:51:30pm

I demand that Sarah Palin comment on this.

12 Ryan King  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 6:51:37pm

We’ve had the Crazy Uncle, Uncle Sugar, and now Uncle RINO McPalin.

You can’t make this shit up. Just when you think the Wingularity is near it wormholes to a new level of WTFuckery.

13 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 6:56:07pm

Timothy Schwartz, the Legislative District 30 Republican chairman who helped write the resolution, said the censure showed that McCain was losing support from his own party

Timothy Schwartz

14 RealityBasedSteve  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 6:57:11pm

re: #13 Gus

Timothy Schwartz, the Legislative District 30 Republican chairman who helped write the resolution, said the censure showed that McCain was losing support from his own party

Timothy Schwartz

He got SO Swirlied in gym class in school. You know it’s true.

RBS

15 Ryan King  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 6:58:56pm

A listless ship of cannibal rats!

16 Ryan King  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:01:19pm

re: #11 b.d.

I demand that Sarah Palin comment on this.

BUUUURP!

17 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:01:46pm

re: #11 b.d.

I demand that Sarah Palin comment on this.

18 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:02:10pm

re: #16 Ryan King

BUUUURP!

Ha!

19 Ryan King  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:02:18pm

I BEAT GUS! HELLLLLYEAAAAHHHH!

20 Blue Fielder  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:02:43pm

Purging yet more RWNJ’s for failing to be RWNJ-y enough

KEEP GOING, YOU’RE DOING GREAT!.

21 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:04:07pm

re: #19 Ryan King

I BEAT GUS! HELLLLLYEAAAAHHHH!

22 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:06:06pm

23 Pie-onist Overlord  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:07:03pm

Why do I have to look at such a big bunch of ugly?

24 Snarknado!  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:10:04pm

About the contest for best-worst conspiracy theory web page downstairs —

RBS, I won’t try to better Mr. Omphalos’ offering. I will note, though, that the most frightening part of it comes at the bottom of that very long page, where the text in linky green reads “next page.”

25 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:10:53pm

26 makeitstop  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:12:15pm

That series of Palin shots was almost enough to make me take a powder from the ‘nets.

27 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:13:39pm

re: #26 makeitstop

That series of Palin shots was almost enough to make me take a powder from the ‘nets.

Up close and personal! :D

28 makeitstop  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:14:37pm

re: #27 Gus

Up close and personal! :D

I could almost smell the Derp!

29 bubba zanetti  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:14:53pm

30 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:15:43pm

re: #29 bubba zanetti

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Noooooooooooooooo!

31 Pie-onist Overlord  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:15:46pm

Uch.

32 Pie-onist Overlord  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:16:14pm

I think I’ll go watch a movie.

33 jaunte  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:17:22pm

34 RealityBasedSteve  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:19:13pm

re: #32 Pie-onist Overlord

I think I’ll go watch a movie.

I’m watching “Stand Up Guys”, Pachino, Walkin, and Arkin. It’s not nearly what I expected from those guys, got a “contractual obligation” feel to it.

RBS

35 Ryan King  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:21:40pm

He’s gone full Photoshopzez.

36 blueraven  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:24:08pm

re: #13 Gus

Timothy Schwartz, the Legislative District 30 Republican chairman who helped write the resolution, said the censure showed that McCain was losing support from his own party

Timothy Schwartz

dammit Gus! warning next time. He is creepy. Like Deliverance creepy

37 jaunte  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:34:48pm
38 jaunte  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:37:09pm

The U.S. State Department has warned business travelers to be careful with sensitive information, which “may be taken and shared with competitors, counterparts, and/or Russian regulatory and legal entities.”

39 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:37:23pm
40 RealityBasedSteve  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:41:12pm

re: #39 Gus

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I spent a year stationed in Monterey at Fort Ord. I LOVED going to the aquarium there. It was also neat to go down to the jetty and watch them hang out. They always looked like they were having a heck of a good time just being otters.

RBS

41 Political Atheist  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:41:41pm

May as well say this on the one blog where I won’t have to duck and run.

Al Jazeera America has it’s flaws, but overall is impressive. New addition to my news faves on my TV system.

42 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:46:15pm

re: #29 bubba zanetti

Nope.

43 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:46:18pm

re: #40 RealityBasedSteve

I spent a year stationed in Monterey at Fort Ord. I LOVED going to the aquarium there. It was also neat to go down to the jetty and watch them hang out. They always looked like they were having a heck of a good time just being otters.

RBS

44 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:48:14pm

re: #39 Gus

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Otters are always a big draw, since they’re fast and playful. Although at Lincoln Park Zoo this past year the pair of river otters of the Children’s Zoo were often upstaged by the zoo’s beavers. I wouldn’t have thought it without seeing it, but beavers are quite mobile in the water and if they’re slower than otters they are still quite acrobatic.

45 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:52:15pm

re: #9 Dark_Falcon

It really is good news; It means John McCain is hated by the right people.

Begging the question of why either of you are still Republicans. -> If being hated by them is a good thing.

46 Egregious Philbin  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:52:59pm

Basically, it is a small cadre of wingnuts in the party, the folks that love racist Russell Pearce and JD Hayworth that did this.

Of course, if you try to talk to them, like I did, about how McCain beat the former congressman Hayworth by 24 points in the primary, they say it is because McCain spent too much on his campaign.

They are dolts, wingnuts, dipshits, crazies and the fringe. So glad I left the AZRP a few years back they don’t deserve to have me as a member.

47 Lidane  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7:58:31pm

He should’ve been censured for incompetence in choosing Sarah Palin as his VP.

This is MUCH funnier, though. Please proceed GOP.

48 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:00:59pm

re: #46 Egregious Philbin

Basically, it is a small cadre of wingnuts in the party, the folks that love racist Russell Pearce and JD Hayworth that did this.

Um, okay, but this “small cadre of wingnuts” controls the party. This was approved by a voice vote of AZ state GOP committee members. Voice votes don’t usually pass if there’s any ambiguity at all over comparative levels of support, so we can assume the motion was very popular with those fuckwits.

This is the problem, fish rot from the head on down. The people in charge of the GOP are trash, who appeal to trash, push trash politics and generally favor similar trash candidates. I fail to see how the the entire GOP doesn’t inevitably become trash under this scenario?

49 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:02:18pm

Reality is that they hate him because he’s willing to compromise on an immigration bill. For the RWNJs and McCain, it’s all about Mexicans, Mexicans, Mexicans.

50 sagehen  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:05:06pm

re: #41 Political Atheist

May as well say this on the one blog where I won’t have to duck and run.

Al Jazeera America has it’s flaws, but overall is impressive. New addition to my news faves on my TV system.

My cable system has them on one of the highest paid tiers, so I can only watch online.

That said… I love that they give 10-15 minutes to stories that US broadcast nets only give 40 seconds. And that they cover stories from so many more places….

51 RealityBasedSteve  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:06:52pm

Well crew, I’m outta here. Gotta get up early tomorrow to get some stuff done. Catch ya all later on, and don’t take any wooden flys.

RBS

52 Lidane  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:19:28pm


Welch is a reporter in Phoenix. His timeline has several photos from the meeting to censure McCain.

53 Lidane  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:20:54pm

Oh, and no surprise here — lots of Birther morans at this meeting today:

54 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:24:18pm

re: #52 Lidane

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Welch is a reporter in Phoenix. His timeline has several photos from the meeting to censure McCain.

55 The War TARDIS  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:24:56pm

Look at this clown I stumbled across on Wikipedia.

Allan Levene

Allan Levene (born 1949 or 1950) is a British American information technology specialist. He is simultaneously running for the United States House of Representatives in four different districts: Hawaii’s 1st congressional district, Minnesota’s 6th congressional district, Michigan’s 14th congressional district, and his home district, Georgia’s 11th congressional district. He is running for all four seats as a member of the Republican Party.

56 makeitstop  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:29:44pm

re: #55 The War TARDIS

Look at this clown I stumbled across on Wikipedia.

He is simultaneously running for the United States House of Representatives in four different districts:

I had no idea that you could legally do that.

57 Lidane  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:31:11pm

re: #56 makeitstop

I had no idea that you could legally do that.

I don’t think you can. There are rules about residency, IIRC. This guy is just a nutter.

58 jaunte  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:31:19pm

re: #54 Gus

Traditional Arizona garb.

59 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:35:57pm

re: #49 Gus

Reality is that they hate him because he’s willing to compromise on an immigration bill. For the RWNJs and McCain, it’s all about Mexicans, Mexicans, Mexicans.

For the nuts, it’s about Mexicans. For McCain, its about practicality. “Deport ‘em all!!1” would not only be cruel, it would also be impractical and counter-productive and John McCain knows it. So he wants a practical approach to immigration and if that means the wingnuts whine that that’s what it means. He snarled “Build the darn fence!” in 2010, but he was careful not to close the door on real reform because he knows its needed.

Also, and I think importantly, John McCain III suffered brutally at the hands of bullies as a POW. As a result, he has a serious anger aimed at bullies, and he’s not going to kowtow to this pack of them.

Lastly, we all know just how aggressive John McCain is. Part of why he won’t back down is because he relishes fighting those whom he believes to be malefactors.

60 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:36:25pm

The resolution:

As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our Party, platform, and candidates. Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Party’s values on his own. That has not happened. So with sadness and humility we rise and declare:

Whereas Senator McCain has amassed a long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats, such as Amnesty, funding ObamaCare, the debt ceiling, assaults on the Constitution and 2nd amendment, and has supported liberal nominees;

Whereas this record has been disastrous and harmful to Arizona and the United States; and,

Whereas Senator McCain has campaigned as a conservative, made promises during his re-election campaigns, such as the needed and welcomed promise to secure our borders and finish the border fence, only to quickly flip-flop on those promises; and

Whereas McCain has abandoned our values and has been eerily silent against Liberals, yet publicly reprimands Conservatives in his own Party, therefore

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Arizona Republican leadership censures Senator McCain for his continued disservice to our State and Nation,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that until he consistently champions our Party’s Platform and values, we, the Republican leadership in Arizona will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain as our U.S. Senator.

61 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:45:03pm

re: #54 Gus

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John McCain actually has ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War. And a younger, uncrippled JS McCain would have been a scary-officer back in those days. He’d have been delighted helping Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben whip his soldiers into shape, while most of the Continental garb teabaggers would piss their pants at the thought of enduring the kind of training that had been needed to make effective soldiers out of them.

62 Political Atheist  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:48:39pm

A Rose for the LGF ladies tonight… Morning Rose Garden

63 Kragar  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:49:07pm

Oh, how cute: #NewLiberalBumperStickers

64 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 8:54:22pm
65 jamesfirecat  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:00:15pm

re: #64 Gus

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So does Putin have an official salute he will be expecting the athletes to give?

If not might I suggest this?

Youtube Video

Or do you think he’ll just have a gay person dragged out in chains for each athlete to slap?

66 Kragar  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:02:35pm

re: #65 jamesfirecat

So does Putin have an official salute he will be expecting the athletes to give?

If not might I suggest this?

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Or do you think he’ll just have a gay person dragged out in chains for each athlete to slap?

If you’re talking about salutes, the beginning and end of the conversation is Arnold Rimmer

Youtube Video

67 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:04:37pm

68 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:06:39pm

Evening lizards!

Anyone ever make bagels? I am going to try, possibly next weekend.

This found this recipe at Epicurious and it doesn’t look too hard.

Let’s clear something up right away: New York City isn’t the only place in the world to get decent, authentic bagels. The truth is, you can make bagels that are just as good at home, no matter where you live. They’re one of the simplest breads to make, requiring only flour, water, salt, yeast, and malt—and one secret ingredient: time (in the form of long, slow, cold fermentation). Any decent bagel shop knows this and uses an overnight method to stretch out the fermentation process, releasing all sorts of subtle flavors trapped in the flour. While bagel shops often use a type of high-protein flour not available to home cooks to achieve that distinctively chewy texture, regular, unbleached bread flour can also do the trick. The real key is to use a much lower percentage of water than is used for baguettes and other European hearth breads, producing a stiff dough that can stand up to a dunking in boiling water before going into the oven. More than any ingredient or other aspect of the method, this boiling step is what defines the uniqueness of the bagel. That said, bagels do usually feature one other distinctive ingredient: barley malt. While this may seem like an exotic, hard-to-find product, it’s actually commonly available at most supermarkets, usually labeled “barley malt syrup.” If you can’t find it, simply substitute an equal amount of honey. Your bagels might not have that malty flavor, but they’ll still be better than almost any bagel you can buy. One final note: If you like bagels but don’t want to set up the boiling operation for just six of them, feel free to double the size of the batch and bake enough to freeze for future use.

ingredients

Dough

1 tablespoon (0.75 oz / 21 g) barley malt syrup, honey, or rice syrup, or 1 teaspoon (0.25 oz / 7 g) diastatic malt powder
1 teaspoon (0.11 oz / 3 g) instant yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons (0.37 oz / 10.5 g) salt, or 2 1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (9 oz / 255 g) lukewarm water (about 95°F or 35°C)
3 1/2 cups (16 oz / 454 g) unbleached bread flour

Poaching liquid

2 to 3 quarts (64 to 96 oz / 181 to 272 g) water
1 1/2 tablespoons (1 oz / 28.5 g) barley malt syrup or honey (optional)
1 tablespoon (0.5 oz / 14 g) baking soda
1 teaspoon (0.25 oz / 7 g) salt, or 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt

preparation

Do ahead

To make the dough, stir the malt syrup, yeast, and salt into the lukewarm water. Place the flour into a mixing bowl and pour in the malt syrup mixture. If using a mixer, use the dough hook and mix on the lowest speed for 3 minutes. If mixing by hand, use a large, sturdy spoon and stir for about 3 minutes, until well blended. The dough should form a stiff, coarse ball, and the flour should be fully hydrated; if it isn’t, stir in a little more water. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.

Resume mixing with the dough hook on the lowest speed for another 3 minutes or transfer to a very lightly floured work surface and knead by hand for about 3 minutes to smooth out the dough and develop the gluten. The dough should be stiff yet supple, with a satiny, barely tacky feel. If the dough seems too soft or overly tacky, mix or knead in a little more flour.
Place the dough in a clean, lightly oiled bowl, cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap, and let the dough rise at room temperature for 1 hour.
When you’re ready to shape the bagels, prepare a sheet pan by lining it with parchment paper or a silicone mat, then misting it with spray oil or lightly coating it with oil. Divide the dough into 6 to 8 equal pieces. (A typical bagel is about 4 ounces or 113 grams before baking, but you can make them smaller. If you make more than 6 bagels, you may need to prepare 2 sheet pans.) Form each piece into a loose ball by rolling it on a clean, dry work surface with a cupped hand. (Don’t use any flour on the work surface. If the dough slides around and won’t ball up, wipe the surface with a damp paper towel and try again; the slight bit of moisture will provide enough traction for the dough to form into a ball.) There are two methods to shape the balls into bagels.

The first method is to poke a hole through the center of the ball to create a donut shape. Holding the dough with both thumbs in the hole, rotate the dough with your hands, gradually stretching it to create a hole about 2 inches in diameter.

The second method, preferred by professional bagel makers, is to use both hands (and a fair amount of pressure) to roll the ball into a rope about 8 inches long on a clean, dry work surface. (Again, wipe the surface with a damp towel, if necessary, to create sufficient friction on the work surface.)

Taper the rope slightly at each end and moisten the last inch or so of the ends. Place one end of the dough in the palm of your hand and wrap the rope around your hand to complete the circle, going between your thumb and forefinger and then all the way around. The ends should overlap by about 2 inches. Squeeze the overlapping ends together by closing your hand, then press the seam into the work surface, rolling it back and forth a few times to seal. Remove the dough from your hand, squeezing it to even out the thickness if need be and creating a hole of about 2 inches in diameter.

Place each shaped bagel on the prepared sheet pan, then mist with spray oil or brush with a light coating of oil. Cover the entire pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or for up to 2 days. (You can also proof the full piece of dough in the oiled bowl overnight and then shape the bagels on baking day, 60 to 90 minutes before boiling and baking them, or as soon as they pass the float test.)

On baking day

Remove the bagels from the refrigerator 60 to 90 minutes before you plan to bake them, and if you plan to top them with dried onion or garlic, rehydrate those ingredients (see the variations). Immediately check whether the bagels are ready for baking using the “float test”: Place one of the bagels in a small bowl of cold water. If it sinks and doesn’t float back to the surface, shake it off, return it to the pan, and wait for another 15 to 20 minutes, then test it again. When one bagel passes the float test, they’re all ready to be boiled. If they pass the float test before you are ready to boil and bake them, return them to the refrigerator so they don’t overproof.

About 30 minutes before baking, preheat the oven to 500°F (260°C) and gather and prepare your garnishes (seeds, onions, garlic, and so on).
To make the poaching liquid, fill a pot with 2 to 3 quarts (64 to 96 oz / 181 to 272 g) of water, making sure the water is at least 4 inches deep. Cover, bring to a boil, then lower the heat to maintain at a simmer. Stir in the malt syrup, baking soda, and salt.

Gently lower each bagel into the simmering poaching liquid, adding as many as will comfortably fit in the pot. They should all float to the surface within 15 seconds. After 1 minute, use a slotted spoon to turn each bagel over. Poach for another 30 to 60 seconds, then use the slotted spoon to transfer it back to the pan, domed side up. (It’s important that the parchment paper be lightly oiled, or the paper will glue itself to the dough as the bagels bake.) Sprinkle on a generous amount of whatever toppings you like as soon as the bagels come out of the water (except cinnamon sugar; see the variation for details).

Transfer the pan of bagels to the oven, then lower the oven heat to 450°F (232°C).

Bake for 8 minutes, then rotate the pan and check the underside of the bagels. If they’re getting too dark, place another pan under the baking sheet. (Doubling the pan will insulate the first baking sheet.) Bake for another 8 to 12 minutes, until the bagels are a golden brown.

Cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before slicing or serving.

Variations

You can replace any amount of the bread flour with an equal amount of whole grain flour (by weight), such as wheat or rye. If you do so, increase the water in the dough by 1 tablespoon (0.5 oz / 14 g) for every 2 ounces (56.5 g) of whole grain flour you substitute.

Top your bagels with any combination of the following garnishes: poppy seeds, sesame seeds, coarse salt, or rehydrated dried onions or garlic. (Soak dried onions or garlic in water to cover for at least 1 hour before applying.) The toppings will stick even better if you first brush the top of each bagel with an egg white wash made by whisking 1 egg white with 1 tablespoon (0.5 oz / 14 g) of water. If using coarse salt as a garnish, remember that a little goes a long way.

For raisin bagels, mix in 1 1/3 cups (8 oz / 227 g) of raisins during the final 2 minutes of mixing and, if you like cinnamon, stir 1/2 teaspoon (0.14 oz / 4 g) of ground cinnamon into the flour before you start mixing. When the bagels come out of the oven, brush the tops with melted butter and dip the top into a bed of cinnamon sugar to give it a very tasty cinnamon crust. You can make cinnamon sugar by whisking 2 tablespoons (1.6 oz / 44 g) of ground cinnamon into 1/2 cup (4 oz / 113 g) of granulated sugar.

69 Kragar  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:11:01pm

Apparently the Death Korps of Krieg showed up at the Ukraine protests

Ukraine:

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Death Korps:

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70 The War TARDIS  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:12:42pm

re: #69 Kragar

That actually reminded me more of the Rangers in Fallout: New Vegas,

71 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:12:53pm
72 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:12:54pm

re: #69 Kragar

Apparently the Death Korps of Krieg showed up at the Ukraine protests

Ukraine:

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Death Korps:

Image: KriegGren.jpg

Imperial Guard, right?

73 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:13:40pm
74 Kragar  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:17:13pm

re: #72 Dark_Falcon

Imperial Guard, right?

Yeah.

Death Korps of Krieg

The Death Korps of Krieg is the name given to all of the Imperial Guard regiments that originate from the devastated, post-nuclear Death World of Krieg in the Segmentum Tempestus. Krieg was the site of a rebellion against the Imperium of Man over 1,500 standard years ago in the 40th Millennium and was bombarded with nuclear weapons followed by five hundred years of grinding warfare to purge the heretical rebels. After all those years of nuclear destruction and bitter trench warfare, Krieg was reduced to a scorched, radioactive husk of a world composed of dust and mud whose surviving people were forced to retreat into underground hive cities to survive the toxic planetary environment. The Death Korps of Krieg is a siege specialist regiment of the Imperial Guard and the regiments raised on Krieg seek to repent for their former treachery against the Imperium by displaying a disturbing disregard for their own lives in combat. Death Korps troops excel at wars of attrition and defensive combat in particular.

Castigation of Derondis (936-946.M41) - The Hive World of Derondis withheld its annual tithes and regiments of Krieg’s Death Korps were deployed to act as the honour guard of the Departmento Munitorum investigation team. After the Imperium officials were hanged by the rebellious populace, the Krieg troops redeployed into the towering mountains that overlooked the primary hive city. Several artillery and siege companies began to bombard the city spires and the inhabitants were mercilessly gunned down as they tried to break out from the besieged city. After ten standard years of relentless shelling, the hive was reduced to naught but rubble and dust, two years after all signs of life from the hive had already ceased and five years after the hive had plaintively issued its unconditional surrender.

75 sagehen  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:17:26pm

re: #68 NJDhockeyfan

To really get it right, you need NYC tap water. Nothing else will do. (that’s also what distinguishes NY pizza crust, pastrami, and Fortnum & Mason’s “New York Blend” tea.)

76 sagehen  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:18:25pm

re: #69 Kragar

Apparently the Death Korps of Krieg showed up at the Ukraine protests

Ukraine:

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Death Korps:

Image: KriegGren.jpg

they do have a rather steampunk look to them.

77 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:24:20pm

re: #75 sagehen

To really get it right, you need NYC tap water. Nothing else will do. (that’s also what distinguishes NY pizza crust, pastrami, and Fortnum & Mason’s “New York Blend” tea.)

I read Joe Pistone’s book ‘Donnie Brasco’ a few years before they made the movie. Great book. One story in there is when one of the mob bosses went down to Florida to oversee the night club they opened. He brought his personal chef and asked him why the bread didn’t taste as good as it usually is. He said it was because of the water. Next thing you know a tanker full of NYC water arrived in Florida.

78 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:26:12pm

I have a feeling this guy is feeling some awful pain right now unless they killed him already.

79 Egregious Philbin  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:26:37pm

I’ve made bagels, they are easy, but messy!

The boil is the key

80 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:29:18pm
81 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:29:57pm

Summary: Illustration shows a gigantic boar wearing a crown with “$” and a shawl labeled “Plutocratic Greed” and holding the U.S. Capitol dome labeled “Special Privilege”, inverted to form a bucket from which it is sowing seeds labeled “Abuse of Power, Arrogance, [and] Contempt of Law” onto a field sprouting “Socialist votes”. It is stepping on an American flag and a Liberty cap.

82 Kragar  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:32:41pm
83 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:33:34pm


Summary: Illustration shows the spirit of Jesus Christ standing before a mob of corrupt individuals labeled “Greed, Inhuman Employer, Usurer, Corrupt Public Servant, Tainted Money, Hypocrite, Vice Grafter, Congo-Rubber Slaver, [and] White Slaver”, who are all calling for his crucifixion.

84 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:34:18pm

re: #79 Egregious Philbin

I’ve made bagels, they are easy, but messy!

The boil is the key

Messy is good. I destroyed the kitchen a few weeks ago making Upper Peninsula patsies. One of my daughters had a blast helping me. Flour was everywhere. The pasties were magnificent…I still have a few in the freezer.

85 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:34:45pm

re: #74 Kragar

Yeah.

Death Korps of Krieg

Nasty customers, then. But given the sort of enemies the Imperium has, it needs hard-ass defenders of that sort.

86 sagehen  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:35:59pm

When American cities were building their water systems in the 1870’s-1890’s, the steel mill made each city’s order its own separate production run. The impurities are unique to that city, and over the decades trace minerals leach from the pipes into the water. It’s subtle, but true foodies can taste the difference.

San Francisco sourdough and cippolina, Baltimore clam chowder, Philly cheese-steak, Los Angeles tortillas, etc. The exact same recipe doesn’t come out exactly the same anywhere else.

New Yorkers are worried about this… we have two huge water mains coming into the city from the reservoir; they’re from the 1880’s, with a 100-year design life, at this point they’re held together by rust. For the last 8 years we’ve been drilling a tunnel to establish a third main, as soon as it goes online we turn off one of the originals and go spend 2 years patching it. Then it will be turned back on and the other old one stopped and patched. But when this happens… OMG THE PIZZA AND BAGELS WILL SUFFER!!

87 Kragar  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:36:48pm

re: #85 Dark_Falcon

Nasty customers, then. But given the sort of enemies the Imperium has, it needs hard-ass defenders of that sort.

They had special orders when fighting Necrons. Special Weapon troopers would take their shots, then toss their weapons aside for recovery. Soldiers could be replaced easily enough. Plasma and Melta guns could not.

88 The War TARDIS  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:37:45pm

re: #86 sagehen

So, couldn’t you just take a sample of the remaining pipe, and replicate it?

89 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:42:15pm

“The trouble, my friends, with socialism is that it would destroy initiative”

Summary: Illustration shows a large gorilla-like monster with human head, clutching clusters of buildings labeled “Public Utilities, Competition, [and] Small Business” with his right arm and left leg, as he crushes a building labeled “Untainted Success, Initiative, Individualism, Independence, [and] Ambition” with his left hand, causing some citizens to flee while others plead for mercy. He casts a shadow over the U.S. Capitol, tilting in the background.

90 sagehen  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:46:44pm

re: #88 The War TARDIS

So, couldn’t you just take a sample of the remaining pipe, and replicate it?

I suppose it would be possible, if a chemist were to do detailed analysis somebody could produce a powder additive (1 gram per 1000 gallons, shake well)…

91 Stanley Sea  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 9:55:26pm

re: #82 Kragar

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Killed with a scoped rifle.

Like they were deer I guess.

Fuck.

92 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:01:10pm
93 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:03:56pm

re: #91 Stanley Sea

Killed with a scoped rifle.

Like they were deer I guess.

Fuck.

Even if it was his shed. WTF.

94 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:07:45pm

Delegate recovering from gunshot wound

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Monongalia County Delegate Tony Barill is hospitalized and recovering from a bullet wound. Barill was admitted to WVU hospital early Saturday morning after being shot. Sources tell MetroNews Barill was shot in the ankle and underwent surgery. He is recovering and listed in fair condition.

House Speaker Tim Miley was told by a family member that Barill was at home when he was accidentally struck by an errant bullet fired from another room by his son, Brad, during an apparent suicide

95 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:10:53pm

re: #94 Gus

Delegate recovering from gunshot wound

Shit, that’s nuts.

96 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:29:20pm

re: #91 Stanley Sea

Killed with a scoped rifle.

Like they were deer I guess.

Fuck.

That’s going to make it very hard for him to avoid a murder conviction. Standing one’s ground when faced by thugs is something people can see as justifiable, but gunning people down from ambush and doing it with a precision weapon (meaning he was clearly shooting to kill) is going to be seen in a very different light, even in West Virginia. Note that this man was charged with Murder in the 1st, which means that the police think this was a premeditated killing.

This fucker is never seeing daylight again.

97 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:30:08pm

re: #87 Kragar

They had special orders when fighting Necrons. Special Weapon troopers would take their shots, then toss their weapons aside for recovery. Soldiers could be replaced easily enough. Plasma and Melta guns could not.

Wouldn’t the weapons still be lost anyways if the Necrons overran their position?

98 Kragar  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:32:42pm

re: #97 Dark_Falcon

Wouldn’t the weapons still be lost anyways if the Necrons overran their position?

Necron don’t overrun anyone. They prefer to stay at range.

99 The War TARDIS  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:33:42pm

re: #92 NJDhockeyfan

That seems unsafe.

100 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:40:57pm

The shit’s about to hit the fan…

101 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:43:47pm

Assholes.

102 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:50:27pm

And here’s Arseniy Yatsenyuk (Batkivshchyna) with “far right” Oleh Tyahnybok (Svoboda).

103 Kragar  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:55:29pm

Knew a guy in the Marines whose name was Svoboda

104 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 10:56:02pm

Heh. The usual.

105 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:00:51pm

L-R: Three leaders of the opposition, head of UDAR (Punch) party Vitali Klitschko, head of the Svoboda party Oleh Tyagnybok and Arseniy Yatsenyuk of the Batkivchchyna party attend a meeting on Independence Square in Kiev on January 25, 2014 (AFP, Genya Savilov)

106 freetoken  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:01:48pm

I really have no clue about what is going on in the Ukraine, who’s who, and why I should care.

Which makes me the typical American I suppose.

107 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:05:58pm

re: #106 freetoken

I really have no clue about what is going on in the Ukraine, who’s who, and why I should care.

Which makes me the typical American I suppose.

If you can remember these names, well. I’m Googling and copy pastia. It appears that Occupy Oakland is siding with Euromaidan but is missing some facts here. But anything to attack McCain I suppose.

108 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:07:22pm

3.2 earthquake in Oklahoma!

Twiter: fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking, fracking.

109 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:08:41pm

Make that Oklahoma. Derp.

110 Kragar  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:12:32pm

re: #109 Gus

Make that Oklahoma. Derp.

OK

Youtube Video

111 The War TARDIS  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:14:20pm

re: #108 Gus

Didn’t feel it here.

112 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:16:08pm

re: #111 The War TARDIS

Didn’t feel it here.

Wetumka

113 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:18:07pm

re: #101 Gus

Assholes.

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Occupy Oakland (OO) established itself as the worst of the ‘Occupy’ movements. Unlike any of the others, OO engaged in large scale vandalism and violence. It’s not surprising that any people still associated with that crowd are dishonest slimeballs.

114 Lidane  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:20:02pm

re: #82 Kragar

Cue the NRA fanboys saying that he was standing his neighbor’s ground.

115 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:20:37pm

re: #104 Gus

Heh. The usual.

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Scheuer is the dirtbag who thinks President Obama should be put on trial and executed. His opinion has all the value of a dead horse’s farts.

116 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:22:29pm

re: #114 Lidane

Cue the NRA fanboys saying that he was standing his neighbor’s ground.

Maybe, but not for long. This one’s too clear cut and the two victims had done nothing wrong.

This guy isn’t George Zimmerman. Lidane. He’s going down on the gravest charge in the books and he’ll never be free again.

117 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:22:55pm

re: #113 Dark_Falcon

Occupy Oakland (OO) established itself as the worst of the ‘Occupy’ movements. Unlike any of the others, OO engaged in large scale vandalism and violence. It’s not surprising that any people still associated with that crowd are dishonest slimeballs.

They seem to support Euromaidan and are even keen to Russia Today’s BS. So I’m guessing they just did that because of McCain. Of course they’re also making an indictment of Yatsenyuk who’s also there. I already mentioned that there’s a far-right element in this revolt.

118 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:24:12pm

re: #116 Dark_Falcon

Maybe, but not for long. This one’s too clear cut and the two victims had done nothing wrong.

This guy isn’t George Zimmerman. Lidane. He’s going down on the gravest charge in the books and he’ll never be free again.

Oh right. That nut. He’s a far-right nut burger. Heh. The Twitter poster is a leftie. People are so goofy.

119 Kragar  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:27:29pm

re: #114 Lidane

Cue the NRA fanboys saying that he was standing his neighbor’s ground.

Except his victims weren’t trespassing.

120 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:29:04pm

So sure. The earthquake probably is from fracking. Denver area used to get other small earthquakes from human activity. I’m not a zero impact person so, shrug.

121 Lidane  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:34:19pm

re: #119 Kragar

Except his victims weren’t trespassing.

Oh I know. I read the article. Still, until he’s convicted, I don’t take any of it for granted.

122 piratedan  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:36:00pm

well to be honest, nothing is quite as crazy as the AZ state GOP. This is the same bunch that tabled the magazine clip limitation bill for semi-automatic weapons two weeks post the Giffords shooting and in the same session passed a bill recognizing a state handgun. They’ve got everything from guys looking to dump nuclear waste in the state (State Senator Melvin) to passing new money for a spring training site for the Cubs while kicking poor people off of the organ donor transplant list. They are a proving ground for all kinds of wacky ALEC legislation.

State government here is something akin to the Los Isley port on Tattooine.

123 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:37:37pm

Police arrested Black and charged him with two counts of first degree murder.

124 Gus  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:41:36pm

No bail listed thus far.

125 Lidane  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:41:41pm

re: #123 Gus

Police arrested Black and charged him with two counts of >first degree murder.

Yes. And we have seen cases where someone shooting at people on someone else’s property get the charges dropped.

This looks like a very cut and dried case, but until there’s a verdict or a plea bargain, it’s not open and shut.

126 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 25, 2014 11:50:46pm

Good Night, All.

127 Lidane  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 12:21:22am
128 Kragar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 2:47:44am
129 Kragar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 2:51:54am
130 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 3:15:23am

Indeed, this is: Amazing story, breathtaking photos.


Please click on link; you will get an amazing feel for the people, place and actions.

131 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 3:32:43am

We are not extremists! Open letter of the Ukrainian scholars, scientists, artists, doctors, lawyers, pedagogues and journalists to their fellow citizens and to the international community.

euromaidanpr.wordpress.com

“In the past several days, the protests of Ukrainians against the policies of the Ukrainian government have taken on a new quality. The peaceful demonstrations turned into a forceful confrontation between the protesters and the police. For the past six days, in the government quarter at the heart of Kyiv, on Hrushevskyi Street, genuine battles between the demonstrators and the police have been going on, with hundreds of wounded and several deaths.

“The government in Ukraine is trying to frame the situation as progroms initiated by the extremist, radical rightist organizations, Ukrainian neofascists, mostly from the Western regions of Ukraine.

“We are moderate people, peaceful professionals, of varied ethnic origin, from various regions of Ukraine. We do not sympathize with the right-wing radical organizations, let alone being their members. We do not think that throwing Molotov cocktails or stones can serve as adequate instruments for protecting one’s values.

“Despite this, we declare our solidarity with those, who have been forced to use these instruments today.” (cont)

132 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave of the waffle light)  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 3:53:43am

Recall that in 2008, the fundamentalist Christian wing of the GOP threatened to run an independent candidate out of protest over McCain’s record on social policies.
As part of the deal to keep them in the fold, he took on Sarah Palin…

133 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 4:03:35am

Eastern Ukraine…this campaign is brilliant.

134 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 4:44:13am

Good gawd. 5850 rubles would be $169.52 in US dollars.

“One of Moscow delis. Following the watermelons to 28 000, on the shelves of the capital’s shops tomatoes appeared on 5850 rubles per kilogram. For rogue cheaper varieties have just 4,500 rubles. Said to originate well.”

zyalt.livejournal.com

The watermelon would cost $811.36.

I’ll bet Sochi is going to be very expensive for tourists attending the Olympics. You’ll have to be very well off indeed to attend.

135 chadu  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 4:49:59am

re: #66 Kragar

If you’re talking about salutes, the beginning and end of the conversation is Arnold Rimmer

Did you say “Arnold Rimmer”?

Without him life would be much grimmer.
He’s handsome, trim, and no-one slimmer.
He will never need a zimmer.
He’s Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer!

Ahem.

136 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 4:52:46am

re: #82 Kragar

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There seem to have been a lot of shootings that match a similar pattern:
Fringe suburban area.
White male shooter over 50 years of age.
Shooter calls police and claims property rights as justification.

Speculation: These areas, with open space but not truly rural, tend to attract emotionally unstable people who feel threatened and imposed upon, and who lack the introspection to bother with determining facts or finding out about the law.

137 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 4:52:48am

This is where the “football ultras” (above) are shielding protesters.


Note that it is a “pro-govt” area.

138 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 4:54:08am

re: #135 chadu

Did you say “Arnold Rimmer”?

Ahem.

See what you made me do?

Youtube Video

139 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 4:55:10am

Anybody else get site hang-ups, or is it just me this morning?

140 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 4:58:37am

re: #139 Targetpractice

I did. I restarted the whole thing. That helped a little.

141 chadu  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:03:00am

re: #138 Dr Lizardo

See what you made me do?

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Oh good.

Now I don’t have to. ;)

142 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:03:22am

Google translation:

“These are extremists in Ukraine …
Video made ​​the walls of CPDA 24/01/2014
Sorry for the quality, those maєmo maєmo scho …
p.s. By the way, on the street -15
upd.: Song: Ludovico Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche”

Youtube Video

The pianist needed a page turner…but pretty music. Well done!

143 chadu  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:07:17am

O/T

Waiting for Amazon reviews of my short story collection.

(inigo) I hate waiting. (/inigo)

And now, I must more fully quote. It’s my gift, my curse, my ability to Google.

Inigo Montoya: But, I promise I will not kill you until you reach the top.

Man in Black: That’s VERY comforting, but I’m afraid you’ll just have to wait.

Inigo Montoya: I hate waiting. I could give you my word as a Spaniard.

Man in Black: No good. I’ve known too many Spaniards.

Inigo Montoya: Isn’t there any way you trust me?

Man in Black: Nothing comes to mind.

Inigo Montoya: I swear on the soul of my father, Domingo Montoya, you will reach the top alive.

Man in Black: Throw me the rope.

Ah, blessed relief.

144 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:18:05am

Conservative crazies will be the death of this country. They are so far beyond the conservatives of the past, let alone the Republican Party itself, that they qualify more as a cult than a political movement. Their ideology and worldview are exotic products of the particular socio-economic conditions that prevail in the American heartland. They are so far out of touch with the rest of the world that foreigners have difficulty believing that such a thing could exist, let alone understanding its dynamics. Is this American exceptionalism? A population of exceptionally strange people pursuing a bizarre ideology that could exist nowhere else in the world?

145 steve_davis  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:20:07am

re: #34 RealityBasedSteve

I’m watching “Stand Up Guys”, Pachino, Walkin, and Arkin. It’s not nearly what I expected from those guys, got a “contractual obligation” feel to it.

RBS

Don’t let the movie fool you. It starts odd and low-key, gets really funny when they help Arkin break out of the old folk’s home, and then the last couple minutes of the movie are like the end of Vanilla Fudge’s “Street Walking Woman,” where you go “F— me, so that’s where Cactus originated.” It’s really pretty powerful considering the entire movie is the build-up for it.

146 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:23:48am

re: #144 Shiplord Kirel

Conservative crazies will be the death of this country. They are so far beyond the conservatives of the past, let alone the Republican Party itself, that they qualify more as a cult than a political movement. Their ideology and worldview are exotic products of the particular socio-economic conditions that prevail in the American heartland. They are so far out of touch with the rest of the world that foreigners have difficulty believing that such a thing could exist, let alone understanding its dynamics. Is this American exceptionalism? A population of exceptionally strange people pursuing a bizarre ideology that could exist nowhere else in the world?

The “conservative crazies” are better described as political cult reactionaries, which is a more fitting label.

147 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:27:34am

One thing I’ve noticed about the Tea Party rank and file: They think they are normal, average folk while the rest of the world is composed of weirdos. They also tend to think their fundamentalist-Bircher worldview represents the real thinking of most Americans.

148 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:28:51am

re: #147 Shiplord Kirel

One thing I’ve noticed about the Tea Party rank and file: They think they are normal, average folk while the rest of the world is composed of weirdos. They also tend to think their fundamentalist-Bircher worldview represents the real thinking of most Americans.

Like the Birchers, their ideological ancestors, they are a political cult of reactionaries.

149 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:29:07am

Dnepropetrovsk is located in southeast central Ukraine and is its 4th largest city.


It is also the scene of a horrendous killing spree by 19 yr olds in 2007 who were charged with 21 murders, mostly with a hammer and other heavy metal objects. It’s a gruesome story of spoiled, privileged middle class youth who took pleasure in gouging out victims’ eyes while they were still alive and cutting the fetus from the uterus of one victim. The court described the motive of the killers as “morbid self-affirmation”.

en.wikipedia.org

150 BongCrodny  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:37:27am

I love you guys and all that lah-dee-dah stuff, but a half-dozen extreme close-ups of Sarah Palin to start the morning?

I’m going back to bed.

151 ericblair  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:38:10am

re: #148 Dr Lizardo

Like the Birchers, their ideological ancestors, they are a political cult of reactionaries.

They’re paranoid nativist reactionaries, and unfortunately every country has them, except we have a major political party egging them on right now.

152 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:40:19am

re: #151 ericblair

They’re paranoid nativist reactionaries, and unfortunately every country has them, except we have a major political party egging them on right now.

A major political party which certainly overestimated the mood of the majority of the country, I’d say.

153 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:45:14am

re: #151 ericblair

They’re paranoid nativist reactionaries, and unfortunately every country has them, except we have a major political party egging them on right now.

Very true; we have them here as well, and they have their own political party, a party which is utterly disavowed and condemned by the major political parties.

154 Pie-onist Overlord  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:45:17am

re: #68 NJDhockeyfan

Evening lizards!

Anyone ever make bagels? I am going to try, possibly next weekend.

This found this recipe at Epicurious and it doesn’t look too hard.

I love to bake, and I have baked all kinds of bread including rye and sourdough, but I still haven’t tried bagels.

155 Pie-onist Overlord  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:47:36am

Snowing outside and it 8 degrees. Should I go to the swimming pool or not?

156 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:49:05am

re: #155 Pie-onist Overlord

Snowing outside and it 8 degrees. Should I go to the swimming pool or not?

Go for it!

157 Pie-onist Overlord  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:50:12am

re: #156 Backwoods_Sleuth

Go for it!

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The swimming pool I go to is heated indoors. I’m just talking about the drive.

158 Pie-onist Overlord  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:52:11am

Bryan we don’t have equality of opportunity here. That’s why there is income inequality. TEH 1% have MOAR OPPORTUNITY than Teh Poors.

159 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:53:16am

Well, here in sunny NC (haha), it’s going to be in the 50s today and tomorrow, but the temp will plunge again starting on Tues when it won’t get above freezing all day.

So tired of this shit. But of course, come summer, it will probably be a scorcher. Extremes, you know…

160 Pie-onist Overlord  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:54:51am

Poors don’t have the opportunity to attend Medical School, Law School, Business School, Engineering School. People who work minimum wage jobs can’t arrange their own schedules, can’t pay for college.

My daughter became a Nurse Practitioner because she couldn’t afford to attend Medical School.

Also I’m not a Christian so fuck you.

161 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:57:56am

Nervous venture capitalist compares nation’s progressive shift to Nazi ‘Kristallnacht’

On Saturday, the Wall Street Journal published a bizarre letter from wealthy venture capitalist Tom Perkins warning that the underclasses could stage a Nazi Germany-style pogrom against the wealthy.

In the piece — titled “Progressive Kristallnacht Coming?” — Perkins worried that wealthy people like himself could end up being rounded up in the night and forced into camps.

162 Decatur Deb  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:58:18am

re: #99 The War TARDIS

That seems unsafe.

The Surgeon General says so.

163 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 5:58:31am

re: #160 Pie-onist Overlord

Poors don’t have the opportunity to attend Medical School, Law School, Business School, Engineering School. People who work minimum wage jobs can’t arrange their own schedules, can’t pay for college.

My daughter became a Nurse Practitioner because she couldn’t afford to attend Medical School.

Also I’m not a Christian so fuck you.

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And I’ll bet your daughter is immeasurably more intelligent than Fischer even thinks he is. : )

164 Pie-onist Overlord  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:00:39am

re: #163 Justanotherhuman

And I’ll bet your daughter is immeasurably more intelligent than Fischer even thinks he is. : )

That’s not even up for debate. She won a scholarship to Columbia and finished first in her class.

165 lawhawk  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:01:26am

re: #160 Pie-onist Overlord

What part of the First Amendment does Fischer simply refuse to understand?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

It cannot be a Christian nation. Period. End Stop.

Any claim or attempt to make it a Christian country is violative of the Constitution.

166 lawhawk  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:01:55am

re: #161 Varek Raith

167 wheat-dogghazi  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:02:08am

re: #160 Pie-onist Overlord

Poors don’t have the opportunity to attend Medical School, Law School, Business School, Engineering School. People who work minimum wage jobs can’t arrange their own schedules, can’t pay for college.

My daughter became a Nurse Practitioner because she couldn’t afford to attend Medical School.

Also I’m not a Christian so fuck you.

And Fischer fails to acknowledge that we are not a Christian nation. We’re a nation whose population is mostly (loosely) Christian. There’s a big distinction there.

168 Pie-onist Overlord  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:02:25am

I want to throw things and light stuff on fire whenever I see wingnuts spamming this stupid meme.

169 wheat-dogghazi  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:04:48am

re: #168 Pie-onist Overlord

Right. The Jews agreed to get on those railroad cars because the Nazis were holding candles, or something.

10-to-1 this guy is a Holocaust denier, too.

170 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:05:00am

re: #168 Pie-onist Overlord

I want to throw things and light stuff on fire whenever I see wingnuts spamming this stupid meme.

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Yes, because if those Jews had been armed, the Nazis would have thought twice before…oh right, using armed police and military to haul them out of them homes.

171 Pie-onist Overlord  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:06:42am

re: #170 Targetpractice

Yes, because if those Jews had been armed, the Nazis would have thought twice before…oh right, using armed police and military to haul them out of them homes.

Because a bunch of random citizens with guns can always withstand an organized military unit. That’s why the Warsaw Ghetto partisans totally conquered the Nazis.

Oh wait, they didn’t.

172 lawhawk  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:08:30am

re: #168 Pie-onist Overlord

Nazi Germany didn’t kill 6 million German Jews.

They killed about 130,000 German Jews.

They did, however kill more than 4 million Russian and Polish Jews. These were Jews living in independent nations with fully operational military forces that had tanks, planes, artillery, and other assorted weapons, and that crumbled and failed to stop the Nazi onslaught from invading, capturing, and murdering millions of people in the process.

173 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:10:27am

re: #149 Justanotherhuman

Dnepropetrovsk is located in southeast central Ukraine and is its 4th largest city.

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It is also the scene of a horrendous killing spree by 19 yr olds in 2007 who were charged with 21 murders, mostly with a hammer and other heavy metal objects. It’s a gruesome story of spoiled, privileged middle class youth who took pleasure in gouging out victims’ eyes while they were still alive and cutting the fetus from the uterus of one victim. The court described the motive of the killers as “morbid self-affirmation”.

en.wikipedia.org

Ah, Ukraine….or as some of my Czech friends call it, “Maniac Central”, recalling not only those murders, but the ‘Beast of Rostov’, Andrei Chikatilo.

174 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:12:32am

re: #168 Pie-onist Overlord

I want to throw things and light stuff on fire whenever I see wingnuts spamming this stupid meme.

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Well, as least they’re using the right symbol to show their true thought processes.

175 lawhawk  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:12:39am

Once again, I’m amazed (well, not really) that the Ukrainian protests/riots/violence is getting short shrift in US media outlets.

NBC News: below the fold.
CNN: Missing in action.
FoxNews: Top Latest News story.
NY Times: Just below the fold.
Washington Post: Just below the fold.

It’s little wonder so few people know what’s going on around the world when the media outlets don’t bother reporting it in any serious fashion.

176 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:12:45am

re: #170 Targetpractice

Yes, because if those Jews had been armed, the Nazis would have thought twice before…oh right, using armed police and military to haul them out of them homes.

As I’ve noted before, Jews armed with rifles and shotguns might well have stopped the first squad of collaborationist police who arrived to round them up. With some luck, they might have stopped the Einsatzgruppen who followed. They would not have stopped the panzer grenadiers who came after that.

177 Pie-onist Overlord  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:14:17am

Going swimming now. BBL.

178 RealityBasedSteve  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:17:09am

re: #145 steve_davis

Don’t let the movie fool you. It starts odd and low-key, gets really funny when they help Arkin break out of the old folk’s home, and then the last couple minutes of the movie are like the end of Vanilla Fudge’s “Street Walking Woman,” where you go “F— me, so that’s where Cactus originated.” It’s really pretty powerful considering the entire movie is the build-up for it.

Yes, it did. Turned into a very poignant and funny film by the end. I’m glad I stayed with it.

RBS

179 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:20:53am
180 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:20:54am

re: #173 Dr Lizardo

Ah, Ukraine….or as some of my Czech friends call it, “Maniac Central”, recalling not only those murders, but the ‘Beast of Rostov’, Andrei Chikatilo.

Yes, Chikatilo was sort of the Ukrainian “Ed Gein” iirc, wasn’t he, although Gein had fewer actual victims and was more of a body snatcher? Gein didn’t eat body parts, though, he made “useful” items from them, including skulls for bowls and human skin for various items, including masks. Also, Gein spent the rest of his life in a mental institution and Chikatilo was executed for the 50+ murders he committed.

181 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:22:19am

re: #175 lawhawk

Once again, I’m amazed (well, not really) that the Ukrainian protests/riots/violence is getting short shrift in US media outlets.

NBC News: below the fold.
CNN: Missing in action.
FoxNews: Top Latest News story.
NY Times: Just below the fold.
Washington Post: Just below the fold.

It’s little wonder so few people know what’s going on around the world when the media outlets don’t bother reporting it in any serious fashion.

CNN: Bieber.

182 Romantic Heretic  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:27:16am

re: #69 Kragar

Apparently the Death Korps of Krieg showed up at the Ukraine protests

Ukraine:

Image: ad_125328726.jpg

Death Korps:

Image: KriegGren.jpg

I thought Krieg was this guy.

183 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:28:11am

“Hey boss, when are we doing coverage on what’s going on in the Ukraine?”
“Where?”
“You know, Eastern European country, former Soviet Union, big scandal a few years back with an assassination plot during the election.”
“And?”
“Well, there’s been days of protests and possibly revolution.”
“So what? Justin Beiber might be deported!”

184 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:38:19am

The thread is dead, long live the thread!

185 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:40:49am

re: #180 Justanotherhuman

Yes, Chikatilo was sort of the Ukrainian “Ed Gein” iirc, wasn’t he, although Gein had fewer actual victims and was more of a body snatcher? Gein didn’t eat body parts, though, he made “useful” items from them, including skulls for bowls and human skin for various items, including masks. Also, Gein spent the rest of his life in a mental institution and Chikatilo was executed for the 50+ murders he committed.

Ed Gein only had two victims; he was, as you said, much more of a body snatcher. Nonetheless, he had a profound impact on popular culture, spawning Norman Bates, Buffalo Bill (Jame Gumb) and Leatherface.

186 Romantic Heretic  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:43:07am

re: #168 Pie-onist Overlord

I want to throw things and light stuff on fire whenever I see wingnuts spamming this stupid meme.

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Years ago a gun nut and I were discussing the Yugoslavian Civil War. They claimed that “Moar Gunz!” would have kept the peace. I pointed out that all that would have done was increase the body count.

Problems like that can’t be solved by violence. Unless total destruction of the other side is a ‘solution’.

187 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:43:22am

re: #185 Dr Lizardo

Ed Gein only had two victims; he was, as you said, much more of a body snatcher. Nonetheless, he had a profound impact on popular culture, spawning Norman Bates, Buffalo Bill (Jame Gumb) and Leatherface.

Yeah, Gein’s one of those guys whose legend outstrips the reality, mostly because of the macabre manner in which he operated.

188 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:46:21am

Bleh. Bad tasting coffee is bad.

189 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:47:58am

Google translation: “Odessa. 30 minutes ago. 3000 thousands of free people go and chant “Odessa, get up!”

190 darthstar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:48:43am
191 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:51:06am

Today Evromaydan held in Nuremberg. Perhaps recalling the Party of Regions.

192 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:55:29am

re: #187 Targetpractice

Yeah, Gein’s one of those guys whose legend outstrips the reality, mostly because of the macabre manner in which he operated.

Not just that, but the place and time in which it happened; Plainfield, Wisconsin right smack-dab in the middle of Eisenhower-era America.

Things like that simply weren’t supposed to happen, and when it did, it was genuinely shocking to a lot of people.

193 Dr. Matt  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:57:28am

re: #190 darthstar

Mitt is even less entertaining than The Godfather, part III (which is currently airing on AMC).

194 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 6:58:00am


Oh good, another few weeks of arguing the definition of “default.”

195 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:05:38am

These were extreme football fans (ostensibly “ultras”) who were providing protection for demonstrators

“Ultras Dnepr gunshot (traumatic) injury during a picket RSA. Group of young people sporting appearance surrounded by police started firing at ultras without warning. Several people were wounded. One, it seems, in serious condition” (Google translation at video).

196 Flounder  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:05:40am

I remember a few John McCain speeches during the Iraq civil war. Him and Charles Schumer were buds.

197 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:10:54am

Remember this is more eastern—more Russia-friendly territory. Here it is on a map: Image: 250px-Dnipropetrowsk_Ukraine_map.png

198 GlutenFreeJesus  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:17:41am

How to remove a stuck ring from a finger without cutting it (the ring).

survivallife.com

199 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:17:43am

re: #187 Targetpractice

Yeah, Gein’s one of those guys whose legend outstrips the reality, mostly because of the macabre manner in which he operated.

I remember the Gein case. It was the subject of lurid fascination for third graders of the time, me included. Our parents and teachers disapproved of this interest, of course, and forbade us to talk about it, which made it all the more interesting. We obviously didn’t understand the horrific sexual aspects, but that didn’t keep us from trying to find out, or from adding our own embellishments in breathless revelations to the rest of the gang. My friend Timmy, who was one of 13 children and whose parents were religious kooks, was a particularly rich source of new and ever more horrific Gein stories. There was a fad for jokes about Gein, known as “Geiners.” None of these will be repeated here, but they are easy enough to find on the net.

200 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:20:38am

Meanwhile, in Thailand.

Thailand protesters block early election vote

bbc.co.uk

201 lawhawk  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:22:50am

And the right wing admiration for Putin continues to know no bounds:

202 darthstar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:24:21am

re: #198 GlutenFreeJesus

How to remove a stuck ring from a finger without cutting it (the ring).

survivallife.com

My dad pulled a ring off my finger like that when it got stuck when I was younger. Always remembered that trick ever since.

203 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:24:27am

re: #198 GlutenFreeJesus

How to remove a stuck ring from a finger without cutting it (the ring).

survivallife.com

I haven’t worn a ring since I sold my wedding band 50 years ago for $1. Actually, I don’t wear any jewelry any more. Very Plain Jane.

204 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:26:36am

re: #199 Shiplord Kirel

I remember the Gein case. It was the subject of lurid fascination for third graders of the time, me included. Our parents and teachers disapproved of this interest, of course, and forbade us to talk about it, which made it all the more interesting. We obviously didn’t understand the horrific sexual aspects, but that didn’t keep us from trying to find out, or from adding our own embellishments in breathless revelations to the rest of the gang. My friend Timmy, who was one of 13 children and whose parents were religious kooks, was a particularly rich source of new and ever more horrific Gein stories. There was a fad for jokes about Gein, known as “Geiners.” None of these will be repeated here, but they are easy enough to find on the net.

Heh. Gein’s mother and her morbid religious fanaticism - which she instilled in Ed during his childhood - certainly played a role in what Ed did later.

Augusta (Ed Gein’s mother), a fervent Lutheran, preached to her boys about the innate immorality of the world, the evil of drinking, and the belief that all women (except herself) were naturally prostitutes and instruments of the devil. She reserved time every afternoon to read to them from the Bible, usually selecting graphic verses from the Old Testament concerning death, murder, and divine retribution.

205 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:26:36am

re: #201 lawhawk

And the right wing admiration for Putin continues to know no bounds:

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In the vein of earlier discussion, the Putin worshippers of today would have gladly worshipped Hitler as a “strong leader.” You can just imagine the sort of orgasms they’d have had over reading about how he strong-armed Britain and France into giving him Czechoslovakia without a single fired shot.

206 GlutenFreeJesus  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:34:58am

re: #202 darthstar

My dad pulled a ring off my finger like that when it got stuck when I was younger. Always remembered that trick ever since.

It’s a good trick to know!

207 ThatPirateGuy  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:37:10am

I came across this site called donotlink. It promises a lot and I was hoping someone here could help me verify it some way.

Why?
Linking to a questionable website will stengthen its position in search engines. Therefore, more people will find these shady websites and be exposed to their content without getting the proper context.

Example
This article explains one situation in which numerous bad reviews warning consumers of a fraudulent website — while linking to the website — actually made it the top Google result for certain keywords.

How donotlink helps
Using donotlink.com when linking to questionable websites will prevent your links from improving these websites’ position in search engines.

I like the idea that you can use it to prevent the site you’re citing to get a higher page ranking, or even better, when cache fails for some reason to pull up the page you want, you can use this as a fall back.

I tried using cache on atlasshrieksforamercykill.com* and got a 404 error (Yes, I typed in the google search bar “cache:http://atlas_makes_less_sense_than_babymetal.com). Since I am not that internet savy as your esteemed selves, would it be alright to use that while linking to batshit crazy hate sites?

Once again you guys are brilliant and pro-tips would be highly appreciated.

*I am not in any way calling for the death of the webmaster of that site, only the site itself.

208 darthstar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:37:33am
209 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:46:49am

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination triggered (but did not really cause) the First World War.

In the 20s, a few years after World War I, a German newspaper held a contest for the most sensational headline possible. Most entries dealt with things like Christ returning or the landing of Martians. The winner, however, was “Archduke Franz Ferdinand Alive, World War Fought by Mistake!”
(Source: The Book of Lists)

210 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:46:54am

re: #196 Flounder

I remember a few John McCain speeches during the Iraq civil war. Him and Charles Schumer were buds.

Senators sometimes form friendships that cross the political divide. It’s happened less lately, given that the Tea Party sees such friendships as a species of treason, but it remains an important part of the Senate’s institutional culture.

211 lawhawk  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:47:48am

re: #209 Shiplord Kirel

Franz Ferdinand?

Just take me out.

Youtube Video

212 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:49:49am

re: #208 darthstar

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The cat seems to be a bit self-conscious about the teddy bear now that it has grown up.

213 Pie-onist Overlord  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:49:56am
214 Shiplord Kirel  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:54:36am

Amazingly, Ferdinand’s assassin, one Gavrilo Princip, survived nearly to the end of the First World War and died in prison of natural causes. Under Habsburg law he was exempt from the death penalty because of his age. He was 20 at the time of the assassination, just 27 days short of the limit of 21.

215 Pie-onist Overlord  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:54:51am

Libertarianism based on the covetous greed of the 1% for ALL TEH MONEYS.

216 Pie-onist Overlord  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:56:03am

The 1% make all of the welfare programs NECESSARY.

217 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:58:13am

re: #214 Shiplord Kirel

Amazingly, Ferdinand’s assassin, one Gavrilo Princip, survived nearly to the end of the First World War and died in prison of natural causes. Under Habsburg law he was exempt from the death penalty because of his age. He was 20 at the time of the assassination, just 27 days short of the limit of 21.

It would have been better for him had he been executed. He died of tuberculosis, and his death was a great deal more drawn out and painful than even a botched hanging would have been.

218 darthstar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:59:02am
219 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:00:51am

From the link:

A pipeline explosion near Otterburne, Man., 50 kilometres south of Winnipeg, has left thousands without gas to heat their homes as temperatures drop to -20 C, feeling more like -34 C with the wind chill.

The outage began after the natural gas pipeline blew up shortly after midnight on Saturday and burned for more than 12 hours. Officials said close to 4,000 people have now lost heat in several communities.

The Rural Municipality of Hanover declared a state of local emergency Saturday afternoon, in a news release that said the outage was expected to last 24 to 72 hours.

220 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:03:59am

re: #213 Pie-onist Overlord

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Seagulls are predators as well as scavengers. They regard pigeons and other doves as competitors for food and will run them off brutally. Crows will act in a similar manner, though crows will use their claws as well as their beak since they do not have the gull’s webbed feet.

Beyond the ‘nature, red in tooth and claw’ part, Maxim Eristavi calls the attacks on the dove irony but I see them as a too-clear omen.

221 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:05:32am

re: #218 darthstar

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222 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:08:18am

re: #221 Dark_Falcon

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A “bounce” that began two months prior?

223 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:09:42am

I see the purge continues in the GOP.
John McCain: Liberal.
Lofuckingl.

224 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:10:38am

re: #221 Dark_Falcon

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Umm, Dark, the SOTU isn’t until Tuesday. Boehlert is talking about the last 2 months.

225 darthstar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:11:01am

re: #222 Targetpractice

A “bounce” that began two months prior?

Slow bounce.

226 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:11:23am
227 darthstar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:12:06am

I love it when partisan cheerleading gets in the way of context.

228 Pie-onist Overlord  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:12:53am

HURR HURR!!!!!111!! MOAR GUNZ AT TEH MALL!!!11!!!!

229 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:14:21am

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

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From the link:

Excellent article from Al Jaz about this, including some info on pipelines in the US.

america.aljazeera.com

230 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:16:01am

re: #222 Targetpractice

re: #224 Justanotherhuman

re: #225 darthstar

Did say the media would be accurate in their delivered analysis or that I agreed with it? No, I did not. I explained what I thought they’d say, not what I actually think.

231 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:17:26am

re: #228 Pie-onist Overlord

HURR HURR!!!!!111!! MOAR GUNZ AT TEH MALL!!!11!!!!

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Well, he’s got Rand’s gloating that the misfortunes of disliked others down cold.

232 darthstar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:17:58am
233 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:18:19am

I think you can figure out what this map represents. Yanukovych is going down.

234 darthstar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:21:43am

re: #230 Dark_Falcon

Did say the media would be accurate in their delivered analysis or that I agreed with it? No, I did not. I explained what I thought they’d say, not what >I actually think.

Ah, you employed verbal zen jiujitsu reverse polarity psychological tweet-fu. How clever. I never would have caught that had you not explained it to me. I thought you tweeted back that President Obama’s 9 pt positive change in the polls was just a “SOTU bounce” because that’s what you said…at least in context.

235 darthstar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:23:29am

re: #233 Justanotherhuman

I think you can figure out what this map represents. Yanukovych is going down.

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I’ve been reading Ukranian labeled maps for a week and I have no fucking clue what color blob I’m supposed to be cheering for. Where did the blue counties go? The other maps had blue sections. Now they’re all red and yellow.

236 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:24:27am

re: #233 Justanotherhuman

That’s almost the entire country now; Yanukovych is looking at damn near a full-scale revolt.

237 BusyMonster  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:24:54am

re: #9 Dark_Falcon

It really is good news; It means John McCain is hated by the right people.

It means his utter lack of principle is no longer viewed as “mavericky,” thank goodness. He’s just another cheap ride.

238 darthstar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:26:00am

Hey Dark…it’s not just CBS - Even Rasmussen has a SOTU bounce for you to mock.

239 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:26:35am

re: #236 Dr Lizardo

That’s almost the entire country now; Yanukovych is looking at damn near a full-scale revolt.

He’s been put on notice that he’s 24 hours to surrender, else the real revolution begins. I’m curious if he will attempt another round of “negotiations.”

240 BusyMonster  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:27:22am

re: #216 Pie-onist Overlord

The 1% make all of the welfare programs NECESSARY.

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The 1% do not think of themselves that way. in their opinion, this all belongs to them first, and they’re just taking what is theirs. We can have crumbs, when they’re finished.

241 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:27:50am

re: #238 darthstar

Hey Dark…it’s not just CBS - Even Rasmussen has a SOTU bounce for you to mock.

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Dec: “Obama’s approval at record low for presidency! People turning away!”
Jan: “In our breaking story, it’s been three days since Justin Beiber’s arrest.”

242 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:27:55am

re: #235 darthstar

I’ve been reading Ukranian labeled maps for a week and I have no fucking clue what color blob I’m supposed to be cheering for. Where did the blue counties go? The other maps had blue sections. Now they’re all red and yellow.

Well, I don’t speak Russian or Ukrainian, but the red represents takeovers, the orange near takeovers, the yellow leaning, and the white very pro-Russian, I suppose. That’s the way I read it. Notice that in 4 districts the hammer & sickle are slashed through, so I suppose that means a complete takeover of the local governmental offices.

243 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:28:27am

re: #239 Targetpractice

He’s been put on notice that he’s 24 hours to surrender, else the real revolution begins. I’m curious if he will attempt another round of “negotiations.”

Well, Yanukovych is certainly a wily politician; like I’ve said, if the worst comes to pass, he’ll just bug out to Moscow, where he can share a cup of chai with his buddy Vlad and commiserate.

244 darthstar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:28:48am

re: #237 BusyMonster

It means his utter lack of principle is no longer viewed as “mavericky,” thank goodness. He’s just another cheap ride.

So the answer to “How long can I keep up the lie that I’m some kind of person with core values who doesn’t whore himself out to whatever gravy train looks good at the time?” is 27 years? That’s how long Mr. Keating 5 Scandal has been in office.

245 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:28:58am

re: #243 Dr Lizardo

Well, Yanukovych is certainly a wily politician; like I’ve said, if the worst comes to pass, he’ll just bug out to Moscow, where he share a cup of chai with his buddy Vlad and commiserate.

“Government in exile”?

246 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:29:54am

re: #245 Targetpractice

“Government in exile”?

I wouldn’t put it past him.

247 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:32:29am

re: #246 Dr Lizardo

I wouldn’t put it past him.

I wouldn’t put it past Putin. Great political coup ahead of Sochi, him showing up at the UN with Yanuk in tow, declaring him to be the “duly-elected president” of Ukraine and calling on other nations to support his return to power.

248 darthstar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:33:47am


Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that Democrats and those in the media criticizing GOPers for a so-called “War on Women” give a free pass to former-President Bill Clinton’s “predatory behavior” against Monica Lewinsky.

“The Democrats — one of their big issues is they’ve concocted this, ‘Republicans are committing a war on women,’” Kentucky Republican said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “One of the work place laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn’t prey on young interns in their office. I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this. He took advantage of a girl that was 20-years-old and an intern in his office. There is no excuse for that and that is predatory behavior.”

Uh, Rand…even Jay Leno has cut back on the Lewinsky jokes in recent weeks.

249 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:34:07am

re: #238 darthstar

Hey Dark…it’s not just CBS - Even Rasmussen has a SOTU bounce for you to mock.

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The first three words of my tweet were “They’ll call it” not “I’d call it”. I’m sorry that Twitter didn’t allow my to explain my words full, forced brevity striking again.

250 Rev_Arthur_Belling  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:34:24am

of all the stupid twitter hashtags, that #lnyhbt one has to be the stupidest.

251 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:38:22am

re: #247 Targetpractice

I wouldn’t put it past Putin. Great political coup ahead of Sochi, him showing up at the UN with Yanuk in tow, declaring him to be the “duly-elected president” of Ukraine and calling on other nations to support his return to power.

Yep, that too; a nice little PR coup for Putin, and at the Winter Olympics to boot.

252 darthstar  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:41:30am

re: #249 Dark_Falcon

The first three words of my tweet were “They’ll call it” not “I’d call it”. I’m sorry that Twitter didn’t allow my to explain my words full, forced brevity striking again.

Again, it’s the last two months’ numbers, not next week’s numbers.

253 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:43:19am

re: #250 Rev_Arthur_Belling

of all the stupid twitter hashtags, that #lnyhbt one has to be the stupidest.

Quite Concur. The goons and crazies who tend to use it do not understand the proper meaning of the phrase “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled.” and they damage its value with their DERPing.

254 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:45:56am

re: #242 Justanotherhuman

Well, I don’t speak Russian or Ukrainian, but the red represents takeovers, the orange near takeovers, the yellow leaning, and the white very pro-Russian, I suppose. That’s the way I read it. Notice that in 4 districts the hammer & sickle are slashed through, so I suppose that means a complete takeover of the local governmental offices.

Where you see the crossed-out hammer and sickle means that the Communist Party and the Party of Regions (Yanukovych’s party) have been banned by the revolutionary provisional governments there.

255 danarchy  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:50:21am

re: #252 darthstar

Again, it’s the last two months’ numbers, not next week’s numbers.

Because the media never ignores facts to push a story line…

256 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:50:28am

I sent this guy an email this am thanking him for the photos linked above by Max Eristavi. Here is another series on Haiti—honestly, you can smell the poverty on your screen. This is a Google translation from Russian (and he’s not condemning the people, just the situation):

“Let’s digress from the Ukrainian revolution and return to sunny Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti. I still have two reports from there. One of the market. I have been to many markets around the world and I can say with confidence that the central market of Port-au-Prince - the dirtiest in the world.”

zyalt.livejournal.com

The photos just made me want to cry. And I’m considered “poor” in the US.

257 Eclectic Cyborg  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:54:39am

re: #82 Kragar

You think he’ll get away with using self defense to beat the charges?

(You know he’s going to try it)

258 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:03:13am

re: #257 Eclectic Cyborg

You think he’ll get away with using self defense to beat the charges?

(You know he’s going to try it)

No, he won’t. The men he shot had a legal right to be where they were, the shed in question was not the shooter’s property, and there was no confrontation between the victims and the killer. He shot them at range with a scope rifle and that is not considered an act of self-defense even by wingnuts. That’s cold-blooded murder, and the fact that the shooter has been charged with 1st Degree Murder instead of the 2nd Degree Murder charge common for most “bad shooting claimed as self-defense” is an indication of how the police and DA see this case.

259 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:06:19am

This is a test

(Nothing interesting. If you click the link all you get is the Google home page.)

260 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:12:40am

re: #259 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

It took me to the google home page.

261 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:13:11am

re: #240 BusyMonster

The 1% do not think of themselves that way. in their opinion, this all belongs to them first, and they’re just taking what is theirs. We can have crumbs, when they’re finished.

Youtube Video

The answer is that most of the 1% want “more”.

262 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:13:45am

re: #207 ThatPirateGuy

I came across this site called donotlink. It promises a lot and I was hoping someone here could help me verify it some way.

I like the idea that you can use it to prevent the site you’re citing to get a higher page ranking, or even better, when cache fails for some reason to pull up the page you want, you can use this as a fall back.

I tried using cache on atlasshrieksforamercykill.com* and got a 404 error (Yes, I typed in the google search bar “cache:http://atlas_makes_less_sense_than_babymetal.com). Since I am not that internet savy as your esteemed selves, would it be alright to use that while linking to batshit crazy hate sites?

Once again you guys are brilliant and pro-tips would be highly appreciated.

*I am not in any way calling for the death of the webmaster of that site, only the site itself.

One way to prevent search engines from indexing your links is to include the text rel=”nofollow” in them. The test was just to see whether LGF allows the “nofollow” to persist when the link is posted, and it does (some sites don’t).

263 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:14:13am

re: #260 PhillyPretzel

It took me to the google home page.

I just needed a random web address. See my #262 for the purpose of the test.

264 Eclectic Cyborg  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:14:24am

From the MS GOP Facebook page:

Who Should Be The 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee?

Thousands of Mississippians have voted - so far, five names are leading the pack. In alphabetical order: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul.

Even though Christie made the list most of the comments are bashing him mercilessly.

265 Dr Lizardo  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:15:09am
266 Gus  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:25:57am

[A-Team theme.]

267 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:31:09am

Protesters at the Ukrainian House open kitchen and dining room


Hmmm. Yeah.

268 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:31:33am

re: #264 Eclectic Cyborg

From the MS GOP Facebook page:

Even though Christie made the list most of the comments are bashing him mercilessly.

The monomaniacs hate any state-wide GOP figures from a blue state, thinking them all to be insufficiently zealous in opposing liberalism. In previous years I wondered how this rage could be squared with the need to win elections, but I’ve come to understand that the monomaniacs don’t care about winning elections; Their main concern is to protect and enforce ideological purity, regardless of the cost.

269 b.d.  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:32:41am

HAS McCAIN DONE THE HONORABLE THING AND RESIGN YET?

270 simoom  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:36:12am

telegraph.co.uk

The typical revelation consists of Powerpoint slides showing how the agency bugs, snoops, and searches the vast warehouses of information it collects. But the revelations come devoid of context. Much is ambiguous and out-of-date. The story is told without elementary editorial scrutiny or fact-checking.

The Snowdenistas - as I call his supporters - use this largely underwhelming material as proof of systematic abuse by out-of-control spy services. Did anyone really think that the hackers and code-crackers in Cheltenham (home to GCHQ) or in Fort Meade, Maryland (headquarters of the NSA) spent all day playing Sudoku? Their capabilities are indeed colossal. So they should be, given the taxpayers’ money they consume.

In the spy world, the damage-control involved when even a handful of secret documents is leaked is colossal. When the breach involves tens of thousands, it is paralysing.

Our agencies have to assume that the material is either already in Moscow and Beijing, or will get there eventually. Many operations must be shut down or started anew: a serious spy service does not put lives at risk on the assumption that the other side will not exploit our blunders.

It is fatuous for Snowden’s allies to say that they are keeping the stolen material safe: they lack the knowledge and skills to do so. With equal fatuity, they assert that they redacted the published material in order not to breach security. How can they know what will be damaging or harmless?

The Snowden affair is a story of secrecy and deception - but not on the side of the intelligence agencies. Far too little attention has been paid to the political agendas of the most ardent Snowdenistas - people such as the bombastic Brazil-based blogger, Glenn Greenwald, hysterical “hacktivist” Jacob Appelbaum, and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

They cloak their extreme and muddled beliefs in the language of privacy rights, civil liberties and digital freedoms. But where they part company with most of their fellow citizens is that they appear not to support the right of an elected, law-abiding government to keep and defend its secrets.

271 Eclectic Cyborg  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:36:24am

The turnaround is impressive. Less than 3 years ago, a lot of people were calling Christie the GOP’s Great White Hope.

272 Eclectic Cyborg  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:36:46am

Also, I bet all this Ukraine mess happening so close to the Olympics REALLY bothers Putin.

273 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:37:04am

re: #266 Gus

[A-Team theme.]

Hiring them to organize a rescue mission to get Bieber out of Florida?

274 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:40:36am

re: #273 Feline Fearless Leader

Hiring them to organize a rescue mission to get Bieber out of Florida?

No, Gus found out Hannibal had retired there and the rest of the team was coming there for a reunion. Gus was going to get them some gift certificates and free event vouchers to get them near Bieber and his posse in the hopes that the A-Team would ‘stand their ground’.


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

275 Ryan King  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:40:54am

Confessions of a former Libertarian: My personal, psychological and intellectual epiphany

Interesting read. I thought I was libertarian at one time be later realized I was just being intellectually lazy while trying to look cool.

276 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:40:55am

re: #271 Eclectic Cyborg

The turnaround is impressive. Less than 3 years ago, a lot of people were calling Christie the GOP’s Great White Hope.

Especially given that he gave the GOP Keynote in their 2012 convention.

277 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:42:19am

re: #274 Dark_Falcon

No, Gus found out Hannibal had retired there and the rest of the team was coming there for a reunion. Gus was going to get them some gift certificates and free event vouchers to get them near Bieber and his posse in the hopes that the A-Team would ‘stand their ground’.

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

That wouldn’t work. The A-Team never kills, they just cause cars to flip over and stuff to blow up. No casualties or serious collateral damage. Seems to imply some very poor US Army training back in the 70s.
//

278 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:43:18am

Kiev Chervonozorianyi Avenue. Face of modern Ukraine: girl using bat regulating traffic on the roundabout. GAI meanwhile brutally catches drivers who transport tires, wood and gasoline to clap in jail

Youtube Video

279 Skip Intro  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:43:25am

re: #93 Gus

Even if it was his shed. WTF.

Welcome to the NRA’s America. Shoot to kill first, then claim you were threatened.

280 The War TARDIS  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:49:53am

re: #275 Ryan King

Yeah. Finally coming to grips that my old friend who became Libertarian isn’t going back to being the nice sweet girl I knew in High school and College.

Being in OK has allowed me to reconstruct my head. I have a small number of close friends. I won’t be the way I was before the depression, but I take this from Doctor Who.

We all change, when you think about it. We’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s okay, that’s good, you’ve got to keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.

281 Skip Intro  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:50:58am

re: #210 Dark_Falcon

Senators sometimes form friendships that cross the political divide. It’s happened less lately, given that the Tea Party sees such friendships as a species of treason, but it remains an important part of the Senate’s institutional culture.

You talk about these people as though you’re an observer from another planet.

This is your party. These people are the driving force in it.

I quit the GOP after voting for GWB twice because I could no longer stomach being in the same room as the Freepers, the Breitbarts, the Ann Coulters, the Rush Limbaughs, the Glenn Becks, and on and on and on.

Open your eyes, man.

282 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:51:20am

re: #275 Ryan King

Confessions of a former Libertarian: My personal, psychological and intellectual epiphany

Interesting read. I thought I was libertarian at one time be later realized I was just being intellectually lazy while trying to look cool.

You know, it’s “hip” to be Buddhist and vegetarian, yet these types will hide all their bigotry and feelings of superiority behind “libertarianism” which is an easy thing to do. After all, don’t libertarians want “civil rights” and “human rights”, too? They forget that the #1 tenet of libertarianism, consistent self-interest, or selfishness, comes before what anyone else might need, and it’s what feeds upon itself. If libertarianism is about anything at all, it’s about that, and never what anyone else might need or what’s good for society as a whole.

283 Gus  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:53:16am

Monica Lewinsky!!!!!!!!!!!!!

284 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:55:34am

re: #282 Justanotherhuman

You know, it’s “hip” to be Buddhist and vegetarian, yet these types will hide all their bigotry and feelings of superiority behind “libertarianism” which is an easy thing to do. After all, don’t libertarians want “civil rights” and “human rights”, too? They forget that the #1 tenet of libertarianism, consistent self-interest, or selfishness, comes before what anyone else might need, and it’s what feeds upon itself. If libertarianism is about anything at all, it’s about that, and never what anyone else might need or what’s good for society as a whole.

The individual, in the face of every indication that man is a social species and that just about everything civilization has put up to date is the result of collective effort. Libertarians should look up and find the old James Burke “Connections” series and watch it. The big inventions don’t just pop up - there are all sort of precursors and other factors that need to line up to make for the right opportunity for the breakthrough to occur.

285 Gus  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:57:26am

re: #279 Skip Intro

Welcome to the NRA’s America. Shoot to kill first, then claim you were threatened.

That’s actually old frontier gibberish America. Heck, even I remember seeing some of this crap in South Jersey. “Warning, trespassers will be shot…” I remember a Grateful Dead concert in Englishtown NJ. The locals put up those sign special for that event. Myself, I got lost and bored and spend most of that concert waiting for my “friends” to return. I was barely high. Probably the most sober person within miles.

286 Gus  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 9:58:31am

re: #248 darthstar

[Embedded content]

Uh, Rand…even Jay Leno has cut back on the Lewinsky jokes in recent weeks.

Yes. This. It’s so stupid. Gah, GOP has lost their minds.

287 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:00:13am
288 A Mom Anon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:02:26am

re: #268 Dark_Falcon

The purpose is also to drive the entire political landscape even farther right. We are not really a center right nation, but our political landscape and media are. I’m talking overall here, if the right questions are asked of people without partisan bias, most of us want the same package of things out of our government and the society it’s supposed to help us run. Those things are more center and center left, especially now since the right has lost it’s blessed mind, or at least the parts running the show have. We all want decent public education, well maintained and built infrastructure, needed amounts of law enforcement with proper training, low unemployment, community resources like parks and libraries and so on. Right wing tea party or libertarians think those things are horrible liberal traps now. Those voices get the most attention and are very good at intimidating the more moderate conservatives into either silence or shifting hard right. That’s a problem.

Republicans, in their current form at least, know how to play politics. They haven’t the slightest notion of how to govern and they seem to not care a bit about doing so.

289 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:06:53am

My g-grandson is watching kiddy-movie “A Turtles Tale 2” and all of a sudden I hear some Hendrix (All Along the Watchtower)…

Well, I suppose he doesn’t understand the lyrics.

290 Gus  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:12:12am
291 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:12:17am

re: #281 Skip Intro

SI, please understand my words and emotions are different from others by necessity. I have to speak and think about Tea Party-related with a certain detachment, because when I focus on them emotionally my mind turns to “those fools!”-level rage. I can’t do righteous indignation in the way most people do; My emotions roll right past that station and keep right on going down the line towards Angryville. So I often use detachment as a way to keep myself in check.

292 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:12:20am

re: #288 A Mom Anon

The purpose is also to drive the entire political landscape even farther right. We are not really a center right nation, but our political landscape and media are. I’m talking overall here, if the right questions are asked of people without partisan bias, most of us want the same package of things out of our government and the society it’s supposed to help us run. Those things are more center and center left, especially now since the right has lost it’s blessed mind, or at least the parts running the show have. We all want decent public education, well maintained and built infrastructure, needed amounts of law enforcement with proper training, low unemployment, community resources like parks and libraries and so on. Right wing tea party or libertarians think those things are horrible liberal traps now. Those voices get the most attention and are very good at intimidating the more moderate conservatives into either silence or shifting hard right. That’s a problem.

Republicans, in their current form at least, know how to play politics. They haven’t the slightest notion of how to govern and they seem to not care a bit about doing so.

Very good point. I don’t think there are any other real lefty types living in this little complex, but all of them would be sunk if they didn’t have school aid (4 are in community college and getting aid), SNAP, Medicaid, SS, or some other form of govt programs.

People are not going to allow themselves to starve, or die of something, or even refuse to educate their kids (and most don’t have the wherewithal for home schooling anyway, or even much distance learning). People will get what they need, even if it means appealing to the govt, and that goes across all political lines.

293 Charles Johnson  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:12:25am
294 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:13:47am

re: #293 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

So, she’s not in love with Mother Russia?

Well, haul his ass back to the US so he can face the music.

295 Feline Fearless Leader  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:14:05am

Hmm. Some partial sunshine now and then. The overcast makes for some interesting diffused light. And there is still a dusting of undisturbed snow here and there. Time for a walk with the camera and seeing if I can get a snap of anything interesting.
:)

296 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:18:18am

The new map, cat. Dictatorial parties are banned already in 5 areas

297 b_sharp  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:19:23am

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

From the link:

It’s how we stay warm.

298 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:22:42am

re: #296 Justanotherhuman

The new map, cat. Dictatorial parties are banned already in 5 areas

[Embedded content]

I can’t understand any move by Yanuk, based upon that map, that would see him remain in power without early elections and the strongly possibility of his being replaced with a pro-EU successor.

299 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:26:09am

re: #298 Targetpractice

I can’t understand any move by Yanuk, based upon that map, that would see him remain in power without early elections and the strongly possibility of his being replaced with a pro-EU successor.

I think he knows he’s toast. It’s just a matter of what kind of move he’ll make at this point. The Maidans were very smart not to accept his offer (a real insult, BTW)—it would have been the same old, same old.

So, we don’t know what’s really going on behind the scenes of govt, but I doubt very strongly that the military would even do a job on the populace of Ukraine that would be enough to put this movement down. I think many would defect first.

300 wrenchwench  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:27:14am

re: #290 Gus

[Embedded content]

I don’t think painting a 22 year old woman who was already having an affair with another married man at the time* as a victim is going to help the Republicans’ standing with women.

* if wikipedia is to be believed

301 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:27:30am

re: #298 Targetpractice

I can’t understand any move by Yanuk, based upon that map, that would see him remain in power without early elections and the strongly possibility of his being replaced with a pro-EU successor.

If he can hold out till after the Olympics, he may figure that Putin will come to his aid.

BBL

302 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:29:36am

re: #299 Justanotherhuman

I think he knows he’s toast. It’s just a matter of what kind of move he’ll make at this point. The Maidans were very smart not to accept his offer (a real insult, BTW)—it would have been the same old, same old.

So, we don’t know what’s really going on behind the scenes of govt, but I doubt very strongly that the military would even do a job on the populace of Ukraine that would be enough to put this movement down. I think many would defect first.

Ordering the military to put down the protests at this point would be the final straw. Even if most didn’t defect, which is a strong possibility, it would be a signal to the rebel leaders that there is no possibility of a peaceful end to all this.

303 wrenchwench  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:32:24am
304 Gus  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:33:22am

Rand Paul brought up Monica Lewinsky because the Democrats will do something similar and other magical balance fairies.

305 wrenchwench  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:36:30am

re: #300 wrenchwench

I don’t think painting a 22 year old woman who was already having an affair with another married man at the time* as a victim is going to help the Republicans’ standing with women.

* if wikipedia is to be believed

Or painting Hillary as a victim, too, also.

306 wrenchwench  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:38:28am

re: #304 Gus

Rand Paul brought up Monica Lewinsky because the Democrats will do something similar and other magical balance fairies.

It was difficult for the Republicans to run a strong campaign against Obama without letting the racist show. It is going to be so much harder to run against Clinton without letting the sexist show, because they still don’t see their paternalism as sexist.

307 Romantic Heretic  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:47:14am

re: #261 Feline Fearless Leader

[Embedded content]

The answer is that most of the 1% want “more”.

The one percent’s theme song.

Youtube Video

308 Justanotherhuman  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:48:35am
309 Chrysicat  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:50:07am

re: #175 lawhawk

MSNBC: No way of knowing until 6 AM tomorrow because they become “Lowest Common Denominator TV” over the weekend. Though I suspect their anchors will cover it once they get back on the job.

310 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:51:24am

re: #309 Chrysicat

MSNBC: No way of knowing until 6 AM tomorrow because they become “Lowest Common Denominator TV” over the weekend. Though I suspect their anchors will cover it once they get back on the job.

Yeah, news doen’t happen on the weekends.
I hate cable news.

311 blueraven  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:56:57am
312 Romantic Heretic  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:58:13am

re: #311 blueraven

Thank God that’s over.

313 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 10:58:14am

re: #311 blueraven

[Embedded content]

May she finally rest in peace.

314 blueraven  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:02:16am

re: #313 Targetpractice

May she finally rest in peace.

8 weeks of hell.

315 Lidane  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:03:16am

re: #290 Gus

It’s such an overwhelming issue for Democrats that Bill Clinton’s approval ratings went UP after his impeachment. And these days, Bill Clinton is such a pariah that he was given an hour at the last DNC to take the Republicans out behind the woodshed and destroy all their ideas piece by piece.

Yep. Making Bill Clinton a campaign issue in 2014 is totally a winner.

316 RealityBasedSteve  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:05:24am

re: #314 blueraven

8 weeks of hell.

Not to be unnecessarly ghoulish, but who is going to pick up all the medical bills for that time period. I could see the insurance company saying that they wouldn’t pay, since it wasn’t medically approved or necessary treatment, I don’t see the hospital eating the charge, and I SURE AS HELL don’t see Texas jumping up to cover it.

Anybody in that industry (medical billing / insurance / law) have any ideas.

RBS

317 Lidane  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:06:19am

re: #293 Charles Johnson

Yes they’re delusional. I had a dudebro tell me that Edward Snowden couldn’t possibly come back to the United States to face trial. He needed a full pardon for everything right away because if not, Obama The Tyrant would throw him in jail and have Snowden tortured for years on end like Chelsea Manning before sending him to Gitmo. And they were serious.

It’s insane.

318 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:06:38am

re: #316 RealityBasedSteve

Not to be unnecessarly ghoulish, but who is going to pick up all the medical bills for that time period. I could see the insurance company saying that they wouldn’t pay, since it wasn’t medically approved or necessary treatment, I don’t see the hospital eating the charge, and I SURE AS HELL don’t see Texas jumping up to cover it.

Anybody in that industry (medical billing / insurance / law) have any ideas.

RBS

IMO Texas should cover it fully. It was their intentionally vague law that led to this in the first place.

319 Lidane  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:07:51am

re: #311 blueraven

Good.

Up next: The hospital should say they’re eating all the expenses of forcing the Munoz family to endure this farce.

320 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:09:22am

re: #318 Varek Raith

IMO Texas should cover it fully. It was their intentionally vague law that led to this in the first place.

Of course, hell will freeze over first.

321 RealityBasedSteve  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:10:16am

re: #317 Lidane

Yes they’re delusional. I had a dudebro tell me that Edward Snowden couldn’t possibly come back to the United States to face trial. He needed a full pardon for everything right away because if not, Obama The Tyrant would throw him in jail and have Snowden tortured for years on end like Chelsea Manning before sending him to Gitmo. And they were serious.

It’s insane.

Why do more and more I get the feeling that “DUDEBRO” is a condition that exists in a mutually exclusive state to reality. If Dudebro.Running = True, then Reality.Accepted = False, and the only way to begin to get reality set to True is to disable the entire Dudebro service.

I swear it’s a virus in the political machine.

RBS

322 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:10:25am

re: #316 RealityBasedSteve

Not to be unnecessarly ghoulish, but who is going to pick up all the medical bills for that time period. I could see the insurance company saying that they wouldn’t pay, since it wasn’t medically approved or necessary treatment, I don’t see the hospital eating the charge, and I SURE AS HELL don’t see Texas jumping up to cover it.

Anybody in that industry (medical billing / insurance / law) have any ideas.

RBS

Get the feeling the family’s gonna be back in court, either arguing with the insurance company or the hospital. The former will, as you said, likely argue that the care given wasn’t medically necessary and so refuse to cover the costs, while the latter will say it was bound by law to provide that care but the cost for doing so still falls on the family.

323 Lidane  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:10:32am

re: #316 RealityBasedSteve

Not to be unnecessarly ghoulish, but who is going to pick up all the medical bills for that time period. I could see the insurance company saying that they wouldn’t pay, since it wasn’t medically approved or necessary treatment, I don’t see the hospital eating the charge, and I SURE AS HELL don’t see Texas jumping up to cover it.

Anybody in that industry (medical billing / insurance / law) have any ideas.

RBS

If anyone tries to bill that family for these last few weeks of hell where they were FORCED to go against her stated wishes and keep her corpse on life support, I hope her husband tells them to burn in Hell. If I was him I wouldn’t pay a dime of it since none of it was necessary or wanted.

324 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:13:56am

re: #317 Lidane

Yes they’re delusional. I had a dudebro tell me that Edward Snowden couldn’t possibly come back to the United States to face trial. He needed a full pardon for everything right away because if not, Obama The Tyrant would throw him in jail and have Snowden tortured for years on end like Chelsea Manning before sending him to Gitmo. And they were serious.

It’s insane.

My question to dudebros is what is he going to tell us if brought home that he won’t tell us while abroad? Do they honestly think that, if brought home, any revelations he releases will only be heard by Americans, that nobody else will be listening in?

325 Gus  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:15:41am

It’s al the Juice fault. //

326 Targetpractice  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:16:27am

re: #323 Lidane

If anyone tries to bill that family for these last few weeks of hell where they were FORCED to go against her stated wishes and keep her corpse on life support, I hope her husband tells them to burn in Hell. If I was him I wouldn’t pay a dime of it since none of it was necessary or wanted.

No shit, let them take him to court over it. Go before a judge and argue that he should be responsible for the costs of care they provided in contradiction of the family’s wishes. I can’t imagine any judge would look at the facts of this case and rule in the hospital’s favor.

327 blueraven  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:16:27am

re: #322 Targetpractice

Get the feeling the family’s gonna be back in court, either arguing with the insurance company or the hospital. The former will, as you said, likely argue that the care given wasn’t medically necessary and so refuse to cover the costs, while the latter will say it was bound by law to provide that care but the cost for doing so still falls on the family.

I think the state should pay up lest they get hit with a law suit from the family adding pain and suffering on top of the medical bills.
This stupid law could (and should) be challenged as unconstitutional.

328 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:17:04am

re: #325 Gus

It’s al the Juice fault. //

Al the Juice?
:P

329 Gus  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:18:58am

Going up!

330 Skip Intro  Sun, Jan 26, 2014 12:23:30pm

re: #291 Dark_Falcon

SI, please understand my words and emotions are different from others by necessity. I >have to speak and think about Tea Party-related with a certain detachment, because when I focus on them emotionally my mind turns to “those fools!”-level rage. I can’t do righteous indignation in the way most people do; My emotions roll right past that station and keep right on going down the line towards Angryville. So I often use detachment as a way to keep myself in check.

I do understand what you’re saying, and I also understand your position. If all of these groups and people we post about here seven days a week were just on the fringes of the party - like they used to be - I’d agree with you.

But they’re not.

No, now the Arizona Republican Party is attacking the 2008 GOP Presidential nominee and the person who introduced Sarah Palin to the world as not being sufficiently conservative. Where does it go from here, and where does it finally end?


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All Time Low: Some Kind of Disaster [OFFICIAL VIDEO] All Time Low's official music video for 'Some Kind Of Disaster' from their upcoming album Wake Up, Sunshine - available everywhere April 3rd via Fueled By Ramen. fbr.lnk.to Listen to 'Some King Of Disaster' here: atl.lnk.to Follow All Time ...
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I Am There for You - Huey Lewis Provided to YouTube by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC I Am There For You · Huey Lewis & The News Weather ℗ 2019 NEW HULEX, LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC Drums, Percussion: Bill GibsonBackground ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200209The the last six months or so was “sand, sandbags, pounding, sand, sand, sand”... it was by far the most physically grueling (54,000 pounds of sand we moved - just the two of us), and the longest on the timeline. ...
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AP VoteCast: NH Democrats Angry, Seek Alternative to Trump While everyone does the usual horse race comparisons as if NH results really matter, this journalist focuses on the essential. WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic voters in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary were angry at President Donald Trump’s administration and eager ...
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James Taylor - American Standard: Teach Me Tonight (Official Music Video) Order James Taylor’s upcoming album American Standard here: found.ee Written in 1954, “Teach Me Tonight" has become a jazz standard and been covered dozens of times. Dinah Washington’s version, an R&B hit in 1954, was inducted into the GRAMMY ...
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Oh Wonder - in and Out of Love (Official Video) 'In And Out Of Love from the upcoming album ‘No One Else Can Wear Your Crown’, out 7th February 2020. Pre-order the album on signed vinyl, CD and cassette - ohwonder.lnk.to Tickets for Oh Wonder's 2020 World Tour are ...
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Summertime - Billy Strings & Marcus King A pair of today's best performing a timeless tune! Billy Strings and Marcus King play "Summertime" live at Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville, TN. Billy is playing a '36 000-28 and Marcus is playing a '54 Telecaster cartervintage.combillystrings.commarcuskingband.com ...
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ANNA MEREDITH - Sawbones Sawbones is taken from Anna Meredith's latest album FIBS: smarturl.it Anna and band announce a US tour for 2020 amidst a sell-out run in the UK. Get tickets for all shows at annameredith.com FEBRUARY5 - London, EartH [SOLD OUT]6 ...
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