Serious Russia Today Journalist Abby Martin’s First Tweet: a 9/11 Truther Video

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Presenting serious Russia Today journalist Abby Martin’s very first Tweet — a link to a crazy 9/11 truther video by Charlie Sheen titled, “Charlie Sheen’s Video Message to President Obama” or “Charlie Sheen Requests Meeting With Obama Over 9/11 Cover-Up!” The video is uniquely produced and hosted by Prison Planet on The Alex Jones Channel.

Note: Tweet deleted by Abby Martin - Added Screenshot on 3/22/2014

Youtube Video

“Charlie Sheen Requests Meeting With Obama Over 9/11 Cover-Up!”

Also recently revealed: some of serious RT journalist Abby Martin’s artwork.

“I Pledge to the Empire” by RT journalist Abby Martin
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Finally, these words from Glenn Greenwald:

American media elites awash in an orgy of feel-good condemnation in particular love to mock Russian media, especially the government-funded English-language outlet RT, as being a source of shameless pro-Putin propaganda, where free expression is strictly barred (in contrast to the Free American Media). That that network has a strong pro-Russian bias is unquestionably true. But one of its leading hosts, Abby Martin, remarkably demonstrated last night what “journalistic independence” means by ending her Breaking the Set program with a clear and unapologetic denunciation of the Russian action in Ukraine…

Update: added screenshot of now deleted Tweet by Abby Martin above.

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278 comments

1 DKoch  Thu, Mar 20, 2014 10:50:54pm

HA!

That’s just priceless.

Nice find, Gus.

2 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 4:34:47am

Journalism becomes news in itself, commits hari-kiri in public…

3 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 4:43:07am

What a loon. And a real brain trust. ///

Why not a painting of the gulags? Ask her about Katyn and other Stalin massacres.

katyn.org.au

Plus, as I noted downstairs, she has the Nazi swastika backwards.

“The left-hand swastika (called a sauvastika) usually represents the terrifying goddess Kali, night and magic. However, this form of the swastika is not “evil” and it is the form most commonly used in Buddhism. “

religionfacts.com

4 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 4:46:01am
5 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 4:46:10am

:(

6 Flounder  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 4:58:59am

Drug addict says what?
Winner winner, chicken dinner.

7 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:03:02am
8 Varek Raith  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:08:05am

Isn’t she just precious?
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9 S'latch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:18:01am

Abby Martin, Russia Today, Glen Greenwald, and Charlie Sheen are all “serious” in a pathological sense.

10 Varek Raith  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:19:06am

11 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:20:10am
12 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:22:55am
13 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:23:26am

It’s cool and dry in my part of the world. Of course, it’s dry because it’s frozen. The mud will come as the day warms up.

you?

14 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:24:47am

Who listens seriously to Charlie Sheen?

15 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:24:54am
16 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:25:26am

re: #13 FemNaziBitch

It’s cool and dry in my part of the world. Of course, it’s dry because it’s frozen. The mud will come as the day warms up.

you?

We’re supposed to get 68 today and 74 tomorrow. However—it’s back down to 52 on Sunday, falling to 31 overnight, damn it all. : )

Never ending winter…

17 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:26:06am

re: #15 Pie-onist Overlord

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Oh, please.

18 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:27:37am

re: #15 Pie-onist Overlord

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anyone with kids lives pay-check to pay-check.

At least most people I know with kids would be in a very bad place if they lost their job without having a new one in place.

19 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:28:00am

re: #16 Justanotherhuman

We’re supposed to get 68 today and 74 tomorrow. However—it’s back down to 52 on Sunday, falling to 31 overnight, damn it all. : )

Never ending winter…

They weren’t lying last year when they said “Winter is Coming”.

20 Flounder  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:32:12am

re: #12 Justanotherhuman

I would be happy if everyone boycotted caviar.

21 ObserverArt  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:34:23am

re: #5 Pie-onist Overlord

:(

Australia says suspected plane debris may have sunk reuters.com

You know what this means? If they do not find that plane soon, this too will join the ranks of the conspiracy theories. And, since Obama is the man in office, and this happened while Putin/Russia invaded and took control of Crimea, this will all be part of the crazy theories.

Get to work whack-jobbers! If you’re good enough, you can tie 9/11 to the airplane, to the missing yellow-cake in Iraq, to the Boston Marathon bombing, to the NJ bridge closing and on and on.

And it all leads to one thing. Obama is destabilizing the world in order to crash it into World War Three so that all power can be taken from Washington, Russia and China and moved to the New Kenyan World Government and Africa can rightfully take it’s place as the Center of The New Kenyan World Order. All people without any African blood lines will be enslaved and used to maintain the New Africa.

I know we can count on you all. Beck, Limbaugh, Jones, Ms. Martin, Greenwald, others…tie this up. Put it in a nice little story, have Charlie Sheen write letters and make a video and by all means make sure CNN turns it into a whole new cable channel…CNN’s Conspiracy News Network.

…sigh…

22 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:37:52am

re: #21 ObserverArt

<blockquoteAnd it all leads to one thing. Obama is destabilizing the world in order to crash it into World War Three so that all power can be taken from Washington, Russia and China and moved to the New Kenyan World Government and Africa can rightfully take it’s place as the Center of The New Kenyan World Order. All people without any African blood lines will be enslaved and used to maintain the New Africa.</strong

Sounds like you’ve got the groundwork there for a pretty good conspiracy theory. :)

23 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:38:53am

re: #21 ObserverArt

And it all leads to one thing. Obama is destabilizing the world in order to crash it into World War Three so that all power can be taken from Washington, Russia and China and moved to the New Kenyan World Government and Africa can rightfully take it’s place as the Center of The New Kenyan World Order. All people without any African blood lines will be enslaved and used to maintain the New Africa.

Sounds like you’ve got the groundwork for a pretty good conspiracy theory right there. :)

24 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:40:08am
25 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:40:20am

re: #17 Justanotherhuman

Oh, please.

Yeah you look at somebody making $1500/week and you think WHAT IN THE FUCK DO THEY SPEND IT ALL ON.

26 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:43:26am
We need to make sure every victim of domestic violence knows that they are not alone; that there are resources available to them in their moment of greatest need. And as a society, we need to ensure that if a victim of abuse reaches out for help, we are there to lend a hand. This is not just the job of government. It’s a job for all of us.-Barack Obama
27 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:44:02am

re: #21 ObserverArt

You know what this means? If they do not find that plane soon, this too will join the ranks of the conspiracy theories. And, since Obama is the man in office, and this happened while Putin/Russia invaded and took control of Crimea, this will all be part of the crazy theories.

Get to work whack-jobbers! If you’re good enough, you can tie 9/11 to the airplane, to the missing yellow-cake in Iraq, to the Boston Marathon bombing, to the NJ bridge closing and on and on.

And it all leads to one thing. Obama is destabilizing the world in order to crash it into World War Three so that all power can be taken from Washington, Russia and China and moved to the New Kenyan World Government and Africa can rightfully take it’s place as the Center of The New Kenyan World Order. All people without any African blood lines will be enslaved and used to maintain the New Africa.

I know we can count on you all. Beck, Limbaugh, Jones, Ms. Martin, Greenwald, others…tie this up. Put it in a nice little story, have Charlie Sheen write letters and make a video and by all means make sure CNN turns it into a whole new cable channel…CNN’s Conspiracy News Network.

…sigh…

We are all going to die!!!!

:)

28 Lidane  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:44:47am

re: #14 FemNaziBitch

Who listens seriously to Charlie Sheen?

Comedians looking for their next bit.

29 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:46:31am

re: #25 Pie-onist Overlord

Yeah you look at somebody making $1500/week and you think WHAT IN THE FUCK DO THEY SPEND IT ALL ON.

Bills?

30 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:47:25am
31 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:50:45am

re: #29 NJDhockeyfan

Bills?

Bills for stuff they bought with their credit cards.

32 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:51:44am

Lamaze class for dogs ain’t cheap.

33 Flounder  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:52:35am

re: #29 NJDhockeyfan

taxes

34 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:52:48am

re: #31 Pie-onist Overlord

Bills for stuff they bought with their credit cards.

And car loan bill, mortgage payment

35 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:55:24am
Like many, she harbors ill will to the authorities. “The stupid cop and the stupid SPCA should really listen to amateurs,” she says. “We do have a reason we go to see them. We end up doing some of their work. We’re not wasting your time.”

Moovan and John are still working together under the Animal Beta Project banner. In 2012, they were instrumental in the investigation of Ashley Nicole Richards and Brent Justice in Houston (the former pleaded guilty to state charges while the latter’s state case is pending), who are accused of privately selling “hard” crush videos of puppies and kittens. (The pair is accused of releasing “soft crush” videos on Youtube showing the torture of invertebrate animals — which is currently legal — and used them as an advertisement to sell the illegal “hard crush” videos.) Nicee continues to work with them as well. “I was very meek before,” she says. “But two years of Luka desensitized me.”

“On a personal level, I found a lot of comfort in these people,” Moovan says of her fellow citizen detectives. “Because we had been through a year and a half of the weirdest shit ever. I feel closer to them than a lot of the people I know in real life.”

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36 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:55:38am

re: #25 Pie-onist Overlord

Yeah you look at somebody making $1500/week and you think WHAT IN THE FUCK DO THEY SPEND IT ALL ON.

We make about that. We spend it on incredibly expensive living in Manhattan. Our rent is $1,900 a month, groceries are fiendishly expensive, subway is $5 for a two-way ride, electric is like $100 a month even in the winter, We sent money to her cousin, an awesome dude who’s struggling, quite a bit. We pay for me being back in school. Phone bill is another $150 a month, Insurance between is like $700. Trips to see my parents in California, hers in Michigan a few times a year knocks off more. She’s paying back her student loans. It adds up.

We’re living a privileged and happy life but we still have to budget and calculate our costs. And we don’t even have a kid.

37 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:58:06am

re: #36 Fairly Sure I’m Still Obdicut

We make about that. We spend it on incredibly expensive living in Manhattan. Our rent is $1,900 a month, groceries are fiendishly expensive, subway is $5 for a two-way ride, electric is like $100 a month even in the winter, We sent money to her cousin, an awesome dude who’s struggling, quite a bit. We pay for me being back in school. Phone bill is another $150 a month, Insurance between is like $700. Trips to see my parents in California, hers in Michigan a few times a year knocks off more. She’s paying back her student loans. It adds up.

We’re living a privileged and happy life but we still have to budget and calculate our costs. And we don’t even have a kid.

Yeah, well you don’t need those phones or to visit your parents. I bet you even have an actual refrigerator instead of an ice box!

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38 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:58:38am

re: #33 Flounder

taxes

Taxes are a factor, but relatively stagnant wages and increases prices for housing, energy, food, education are far more important and costly.

39 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:00:31am

Oh and her worthless goddamn insurance refusing to pay for her leg surgery because of bureaucratic bullshit. We’ve also spent countless hours on this. My insurance is a lot cooler than his, which is ironic because hers is provided through her med school.

Morons who whine about how the government red tape would be awful in single payer make me roll my eyes so hard it sounds like marbles in a cement mixer.

40 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:01:11am

re: #36 Fairly Sure I’m Still Obdicut

We make about that. We spend it on incredibly expensive living in Manhattan. Our rent is $1,900 a month, groceries are fiendishly expensive, subway is $5 for a two-way ride, electric is like $100 a month even in the winter, We sent money to her cousin, an awesome dude who’s struggling, quite a bit. We pay for me being back in school. Phone bill is another $150 a month, Insurance between is like $700. Trips to see my parents in California, hers in Michigan a few times a year knocks off more. She’s paying back her student loans. It adds up.

We’re living a privileged and happy life but we still have to budget and calculate our costs. And we don’t even have a kid.

I live in Metro Detroit and I think I would have to make 2x or 3x what I currently earn to live in New York or LA.

41 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:02:44am
42 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:03:27am

Sign if you wish

43 Lidane  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:04:45am

National Review writer gets published in Politico, hilarity ensues. First, he distances himself from the headline:

Then there is this glorious bit of derp in response:

And the comments at Politico are a massive pile of derp over the merits of libertarianism. Heh.

44 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:06:03am

Just a short list of Stuff We Can’t Live Without:
YMMV depending on region

Food
Mortgage/Rent
Gas (for heating, cooking)
Electric
Water
Phone
Cable TV/Internet
Car payment
Gas (for car)
Insurance
Health

Optional Expenses:
New clothing
Restaurants
Travel
Grandkids presents (for me, that adds up to A LOT)

45 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:09:20am
46 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:09:37am
47 GunstarGreen  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:16:56am

re: #25 Pie-onist Overlord

Yeah you look at somebody making $1500/week and you think WHAT IN THE FUCK DO THEY SPEND IT ALL ON.

There was an article written a few years back, unfortunately I forget the title or the paper it was in… but basically it was detailing the lives of wealthy people who ‘suffer’ greatly from “keeping up with the Joneses” culture. Obscene amounts of money compared to the rest of us, but living ‘paycheck to paycheck’ more or less because of all of the shiny new shit their elite social circles demand they keep buying to keep up the expected appearance of being wealthy.

I don’t have a whole lot of sympathy for those types.

But there are places in this country where just living a ‘normal’ life costs a stupid amount of money. Even here in Georgiastan there are pronounced tiers of social strata. Consider what I’m paying right now for mortgage + insurance in one part of the metro Atlanta area; a year back I was paying 150% of that for rent alone on a studio apartment only about 20 miles away. Both outside of the city proper, neither extravagant by any means, but it was WAY more expensive to just exist in modest accommodations depending on what plot of ground I settled on.

Fortunately, I have a relatively unique situation; raised by a more-or-less blue collar family, lower-middle-class at best, but I happened to be a massive nerd and pretty smart so I squeaked out a good degree in tech and landed a nice IT job. Solidly middle- to upper-middle-class wages, much simpler lifestyle. Gives me a leg up on the financial front.

48 Aqua Obama  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:19:28am

New York Review of Books: Putin vs Reality

In view of its patent absurdity, why is this propaganda so important to Putin’s regime? Most obviously, propaganda serves the technical purpose of preparing the way for war. An excellent propaganda apparatus, such as the Russian one, can find ways to repeat its message over and over again in slightly different ways and formats. Plenty of people in the West now spread Russian propaganda, sometimes for money, sometimes from ignorance, and sometimes for reasons best known to themselves. Those who repeat the Russian propaganda conceits do not need to convince everyone, only to set the terms of debate. If people in free societies have their discussions framed for them by rulers of unfree societies, then they will not notice the history unfolding around them (a revolution just happened in Europe!) or sense the urgency of formulating policy in a desperate situation (a European country has just invaded another!). Propaganda can serve this technical purpose no matter how absurd it is.

But propaganda has a deeper and more important function. Propaganda, at least in the old Soviet Union, was not an edited version of reality, but rather a crucial part of the endeavor to create a different reality. When we refute propaganda with facts and arguments, and even when we discuss its social function, we are inhabiting a certain mental world; we accept the constraints of observation and reason at the outset and seek to change our situation on the basis of what we think we can see and understand. But this is not the only possible psychic reality. In the Soviet Union, the assumption among many who believed in the promise of communism was that the future was as real if not more real than the present. Soviet propaganda was not a version of the world in which we live but rather a representation of the world to come. When we see Russia’s current propaganda in this way, we understand why its authors are utterly untroubled by what might appear to be factual errors and contradictions.

Take the idea of Jewish Nazis, which must be taken on if the current Kremlin propaganda about the revolution in Kiev is to have any logical basis. The claim is that Nazis made a coup; the observable reality is that some of the people now in power are Jews. And then we evince our skepticism that Jews are Nazis or that a Nazi coup would put Jews at the top of the Ukrainian state apparatus.

But in the ideology of the Soviet Union and its communist allies, the identification of Jews with Nazis was convenient for those who were in power, and so Jewish Nazis became a propaganda reality. In the years before Stalin’s death Israel became part of an international plot that was directed by fascists in the capitalist West. After the Six-Day War the Soviets presented Israeli soldiers and citizens as imitators of the Wehrmacht and the SS. This propaganda was followed by the expulsion of Jews from communist Poland. The fact that Jews left Poland for Israel and the US was presented as evidence that they were fascists all along. The regimes found it politically useful for their own future to target Jews, and therefore Jews, so to speak, were made to become Nazis.

50 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:20:51am

re: #47 GunstarGreen

There was an article written a few years back, unfortunately I forget the title or the paper it was in… but basically it was detailing the lives of wealthy people who ‘suffer’ greatly from “keeping up with the Joneses” culture. Obscene amounts of money compared to the rest of us, but living ‘paycheck to paycheck’ more or less because of all of the shiny new shit their elite social circles demand they keep buying to keep up the expected appearance of being wealthy.

I don’t have a whole lot of sympathy for those types.

But there are places in this country where just living a ‘normal’ life costs a stupid amount of money. Even here in Georgiastan there are pronounced tiers of social strata. Consider what I’m paying right now for mortgage + insurance in one part of the metro Atlanta area; a year back I was paying 150% of that for rent alone on a studio apartment only about 20 miles away. Both outside of the city proper, neither extravagant by any means, but it was WAY more expensive to just exist in modest accommodations depending on what plot of ground I settled on.

Fortunately, I have a relatively unique situation; raised by a more-or-less blue collar family, lower-middle-class at best, but I happened to be a massive nerd and pretty smart so I squeaked out a good degree in tech and landed a nice IT job. Solidly middle- to upper-middle-class wages, much simpler lifestyle. Gives me a leg up on the financial front.

WALL STREET BANKERS SUFFER WHEN THEIR BONUSES ARE CUT.

Paid a lower bonus, he said the $350,000 he earns, enough to put him in the country’s top 1 percent by income, doesn’t cover his family’s private-school tuition, a Kent, Connecticut, summer rental and the upgrade they would like from their 1,200-square- foot Brooklyn duplex.

51 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:21:47am
52 HappyWarrior  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:22:37am

re: #43 Lidane

National Review writer gets published in Politico, hilarity ensues. First, he distances himself from the headline:

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And the comments at Politico are a massive pile of derp over the merits of libertarianism. Heh.

It’s adorable to me how that one con thinks Rand is a lefty because of his FP views. Rand is actually I’d argue a direct descendant of those on the right who thought WWII was FDR’s war at the behest of the Jews and British. So, no, not “Berkeley brats” but what the right was before the Cold War.

53 HappyWarrior  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:24:42am

re: #41 NJDhockeyfan

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I’ve had a facebook account since its first year of existence. Man has it changed.

54 GunstarGreen  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:25:23am

re: #50 Pie-onist Overlord

Yeah, like I said — no sympathy for the “boo hoo I won’t be able to afford my new yacht this year” types. But there are legit situations where money can disappear alarmingly fast for housing and such, if you live in certain areas.

55 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:26:23am
56 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:27:29am

re: #50 Pie-onist Overlord

WALL STREET BANKERS SUFFER WHEN THEIR BONUSES ARE CUT.

Those are “wants”, not “needs”. $350K in NC would be extremely rich and could afford you not only private school for your kids, but European vacations and a condo at the beach, not to mention all the redecorating you wanted.

57 HappyWarrior  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:29:30am

re: #56 Justanotherhuman

Those are “wants”, not “needs”. $350K in NC would be extremely rich and could afford you not only private school for your kids, but European vacations and a condo at the beach, not to mention all the redecorating you wanted.

350 K would be great here and I live in the richest county in the US. I mean, what annoys me is the people usually pushing have pity for the wealthy crowd are the same people who act like anyone taking government assistance are moochers. I’m sorry, I have more sympathy for the poor single mother than I do someone making a six figure salary.

58 Flounder  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:30:59am

So it’s March Madness, who is getting their boys snipped?!

59 Aqua Obama  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:31:10am

Heh, Killgore bait

Cenk Uygur Tells RT Anchor That Her Network’s More Tolerant than MSNBC

Uygur said that the distinction between the two countries was evident in the fact that he lost his job on MSNBC for criticizing President Barack Obama while Martin retained her job after criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Uygur told Martin that he lost his MSNBC show because the White House was not “happy” with his criticism of Obama from the left.

“People give RT a lot of flak for toeing the line of the Russian foreign policy perspective, but here we have a media apparatus entirely funded by corporations that toeing the line of the U.S. government,” Martin opined.

60 HappyWarrior  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:32:37am

re: #58 Flounder

So it’s March Madness, who is getting their boys snipped?!

My alma mater didn’t even make the NIT. Rooting for UVA though. Nice story.

61 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:33:22am

re: #57 HappyWarrior

350 K would be great here and I live in the richest county in the US. I mean, what annoys me is the people usually pushing have pity for the wealthy crowd are the same people who act like anyone taking government assistance are moochers. I’m sorry, I have more sympathy for the poor single mother than I do someone making a six figure salary.

I’ve supported 3 of us on my $1K/mo SS before when my grandson was out of work 3 yrs ago, and his UI was cut off for no real reason (he also had to pay back over $600 from his State income tax refund). It was tough, but so am I.
: )

62 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:33:31am

re: #53 HappyWarrior

I’ve had a facebook account since its first year of existence. Man has it changed.

I’m sure you’ve changed since your 1st year of existence also!!

/

63 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:34:29am

STUDENT LOANS

64 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:34:46am
65 HappyWarrior  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:34:49am

re: #62 sattv4u2

I’m sure you’ve changed since your 1st year of existence also!!

/

Yep I only gained 186 pounds!

66 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:35:15am

re: #56 Justanotherhuman

Those are “wants”, not “needs”. $350K in NC would be extremely rich and could afford you not only private school for your kids, but European vacations and a condo at the beach, not to mention all the redecorating you wanted.

$350K here in the eastern Czech Republic and I’d be living like King Croesus himself!

67 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:36:47am

re: #65 HappyWarrior

Yep I only gained 186 pounds!

Wow

And the diaper. It must be proportionately larger too, huh!?!?!?!

68 HappyWarrior  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:37:31am

re: #67 sattv4u2

Wow

And the diaper. It must be proportionately larger too, huh!?!?!?!

Ha yep. And with that I’m out to see the niece.

69 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:38:04am

re: #63 Pie-onist Overlord

Cats. The feline overlords are breaking me.

70 Aqua Obama  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:38:06am

re: #62 sattv4u2

I’m sure you’ve changed since your 1st year of existence also!!

/

I’ve only slightly mutated…

71 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:38:28am

re: #47 GunstarGreen

There was an article written a few years back, unfortunately I forget the title or the paper it was in… but basically it was detailing the lives of wealthy people who ‘suffer’ greatly from “keeping up with the Joneses” culture. Obscene amounts of money compared to the rest of us, but living ‘paycheck to paycheck’ more or less because of all of the shiny new shit their elite social circles demand they keep buying to keep up the expected appearance of being wealthy.

I don’t have a whole lot of sympathy for those types.

But there are places in this country where just living a ‘normal’ life costs a stupid amount of money.

Fortunately, I have a relatively unique situation; raised by a more-or-less blue collar family, lower-middle-class at best, but I happened to be a massive nerd and pretty smart so I squeaked out a good degree in tech and landed a nice IT job. Solidly middle- to upper-middle-class wages, much simpler lifestyle. Gives me a leg up on the financial front.

Well, I’m not and never have been “keeping up with the Joneses” — my crappy paycheck-to-paycheck financial situation used to be (down in the DC Metro) a combination of cost of living/rent and student loans (undergrad + grad).

Up here in PA, it’s now being only partially employed, since my freelance editing contract’s gone at the end of the month. Luckily, the student loans are on hold for the moment, and I have about a month’s cushion as I continue to up my resume-bombing effort.

(BTW, thanks all for your suggestions downstairs. Many if not all are being pursued, but feel free to keep ‘em coming!)

Semi-related, I heard from my publisher on the financials for my collection of fairy tales. Upshot is that we’ll need to sell about 100 — or 200 eBook only — to hit break-even on expenses before I see any cash. (Since more than half of the stories in the collection are from me, I went with profit-sharing royalties rather than a flat payment like the other 5 authors.)

Anyone know of (SF&F) reviewers online with a decent-sized audience open to small-press fairy tale collections? I want to do whatever footwork I can to help out my own bottom line.

I should’ve tried to get interviewed by Local Hometown Paper before I got hired for the obit desk; now it feels like a conflict of interest to me.

72 GunstarGreen  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:38:50am

re: #58 Flounder

So it’s March Madness, who is getting their boys snipped?!

Negative. I don’t currently want any kids, but I can’t guarantee that won’t change down the line if I ever meet the right person to convince me. That’s not really a reversible procedure.

73 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:39:42am
74 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:40:13am

re: #63 Pie-onist Overlord

STUDENT LOANS

They am de Debbil.

75 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:40:53am

Oh ain’t life grand? I’m on hold with Wells-Fargo trying to cash in my retirement because we need it desperately. Getting the run around of 401k vs IRA vs bugfuck insane. Only thing worse than insurance is banks …

76 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:41:20am
77 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:41:46am

The keeping up with the Jones’s is a real thing too.

Kid has a couple of friends who (encouraged by their parents) are getting very expensive educations and have no idea how they will ever pay it back. I’m not sure they can even think that far ahead.

It’s all about getting a piece of paper with the right names on it.

78 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:42:29am

re: #73 Justanotherhuman

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Malia is tall.

79 Political Atheist  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:43:44am

Happy Friday

This might cheer anyone up who needs it. What a voice!!

Sister Cristina Scuccia - Italian Nun Wows in “The Voice” Italy

80 Flounder  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:45:05am

re: #73 Justanotherhuman

President Obama must be busy chasing the boys away. Beautiful family.

81 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:45:29am

Heh. I wonder if this thing can float.

82 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:45:54am

re: #75 William Barnett-Lewis

Oh ain’t life grand? I’m on hold with Wells-Fargo trying to cash in my retirement because we need it desperately. Getting the run around of 401k vs IRA vs bugfuck insane. Only thing worse than insurance is banks …

I’ve had to wait/am still waiting until the end of 1Q2014 for my paperwork, even though my last day of work was 12/31/2013, because of the way payroll is done… the 401k cash from 12-31-2013 (just that day) couldn’t be worked-out until now-ish for me to do the paperwork to cash out my 401k.

I am rolling over my pension, but that paperwork won’t be available until May/June.

Checklist bureaucracy. THANKS OBAMA IMPERIAL CHINA/BYZANTINE EMPIRE!

83 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:47:45am

re: #79 Political Atheist

Happy Friday

This might cheer anyone up who needs it. What a voice!!

Sister Cristina Scuccia - Italian Nun Wows in “The Voice” Italy

Haha, how long will she stay in the convent?

84 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:47:55am

O/T, btw, Pacific Rim didn’t disappoint.

Gonna watch the extras late, late tonight, then in a week or so I’ll come back around for the commentary.

85 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:48:39am

re: #81 NJDhockeyfan

Heh. I wonder if this thing can float.

[Embedded content]

I’ll bet we could sink it if it does!

86 Flounder  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:51:13am

The wife and I went to see Ed Kowalczyk play an acoustic set last night. Pretty awesome, I highly recommend seeing him if he comes to your town. We were about 50’ away, and Ed knows how to work the crowd.

87 ObserverArt  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:53:44am

re: #23 Dr Lizardo

Sounds like you’ve got the groundwork for a pretty good conspiracy theory right there. :)

You think? It just goes to show you how easy it is to be a total whack job. I think I spent like 2 minutes thinking that up before I typed it and hit post.

Maybe I should join the nut cases and start cranking this type of BS out daily. It seems to be a lucrative way to go.

88 GunstarGreen  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:53:46am

re: #84 chadu

O/T, btw, Pacific Rim didn’t disappoint.

Gonna watch the extras late, late tonight, then in a week or so I’ll come back around for the commentary.

I’d heard rumors that they had extra scenes filmed for the international Jeagers beyond the short-shrift knockouts they got in the theatrical release. Is there anything like that in the home release? I’ve been kind of holding out for some sort of special edition or the like.

Pacific Rim was the most fun I’ve had in a movie theater in a long time.

89 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:54:09am

Prosecutors said he sexually abused a family member more than 100 times over two years in the late 1990s, starting when the girl was 6 years old.

Prior to Dec. 31, 1999, which prosecutors said was the day the molestation stopped, the penalty for such a conviction was probation.

Onsurez was deemed a low risk to offend again during two psychosexual evaluations before his sentencing and probation was discussed during a hearing last month, but his plea agreement indicated the maximum 10-to-life prison term.

really?

Paged as well.

90 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:57:04am

Iraq is a fucking mess.

Gunmen ram explosives-laden tanker into Iraq police HQ

reuters.com

91 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:57:58am

re: #88 GunstarGreen

I’d heard rumors that they had extra scenes filmed for the international Jeagers beyond the short-shrift knockouts they got in the theatrical release. Is there anything like that in the home release? I’ve been kind of holding out for some sort of special edition or the like.

Pacific Rim was the most fun I’ve had in a movie theater in a long time.

Not on disc 1, but the box says something about “hours of extras”, so fingers crossed. Will try to remember to post an update!

92 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:00:31am

CNN is showing signs of dialing down the crazy eyes on the plane search. Now we’re told the search is just a developing story instead of BREAKING NEWS!!!!

93 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:00:54am

Ah well

The back deck and front porch are sufficiently dry enough to lay down the 1st coat of Thompsons water seal

joy

94 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:01:09am

re: #89 FemNaziBitch

Prosecutors said he sexually abused a family member >more than 100 times over two years in the late 1990s, starting when the girl was 6 years old.

Prior to Dec. 31, 1999, which prosecutors said was the day the molestation stopped, the penalty for such a conviction was probation.

>Onsurez was deemed a low risk to offend again during two psychosexual evaluations before his sentencing and probation was discussed during a hearing last month, but his plea agreement indicated the maximum 10-to-life prison term.

really?

Paged as well.

I can’t tell you how much I’d like to jerk that judge up. And those “evaluators” as well. He’ll re-offend as soon as he finds a victim, if he hasn’t already.

95 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:01:26am

...

96 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:01:36am

re: #88 GunstarGreen

Pacific Rim was the most fun I’ve had in a movie theater in a long time.

I dug it, quite a bit.

Seriously, though, the most perfect experience in a movie theater in recent years for me was the Speed Racer movie.

Youtube Video

It’s like a koala bear crapped a rainbow in my brain!

(Next closest were the Mummy and the Mask of Zorro.)

97 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:02:00am

re: #92 Bulworth

CNN is showing signs of dialing down the crazy eyes on the plane search. Now we’re told the search is just a developing story instead of BREAKING NEWS!!!!

oopss

Meant to post

Was just reading something about that

politico.com

98 ObserverArt  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:02:28am

re: #92 Bulworth

CNN is showing signs of dialing down the crazy eyes on the plane search. Now we’re told the search is just a developing story instead of BREAKING NEWS!!!!

Well, since it is now two weeks in, they probably figured it was getting past breaking. Problem is this crap can be developing for years.

See 9/11 Truther stuff. It may never be fully developed!

99 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:04:17am

Y’know, now I’m wondering that if I suggested that there was a hidden anti-Obama message in the fairy tales in my book, provided you arranged the specific clues from each story in the right order, if RWNJs would buy it.

Why Obama Doesn’t Want You to Read This Book!

/

100 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:05:13am

bbl

101 ObserverArt  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:06:17am

re: #99 chadu

Y’know, not I’m wondering that if I suggested that there was a hidden anti-Obama message in the fairy tales in my book, provided you arranged the specific clues from each story in the right order, if RWNJs would buy it.

Why Obama Doesn’t Want You to Read This Book!

/

You know it. The business models are out there…

102 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:11:43am

Just back home from a busy day, and I checked Shanghaiist’s report on Michelle Obama’s first day in China. shanghaiist.com

The article is fine, but the comments read like freepers wrote ‘em. I will not repeat any of them here, as they are vile and repugnant.

Not sure if these commenters are in China, but I once had a fellow expat tell me point blank that he left the USA as soon as Obama was elected president in 2008. He figured the country would burn to the ground, or something.

I haven’t spoken to him since.

103 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:14:01am

World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Don’t understand how they can have Gap and H&M after the horrific Bangladesh factory disasters.

104 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:17:17am

re: #101 ObserverArt

a hidden anti-Obama message in the fairy tales in my book

You know it. The business models are out there…

Aaaannnnnnd I just did, with extra subtle racism. Diggit:

The Big Bad of the Zo setting is Shaykosch, the Deathless Wolf, the Gray Wind, Death-on-Four-Legs, etc.

He’s a mash-up of Koschei the Deathless (Russian fairy tales), the Big Bad Wolf, Loki (Norse myth) with no redeeming qualities, Maugrim (Narnia, captain of the White Witch’s secret police), and general all-around-shapeshifter in a world of Talking Animals and humans and fairies and whatnot. Bad news.

Check out that second epithet there: the Gray Wind.

Here’s the dog-whistle (wolf-whistle? nah, that’s way wrong!):
* Shaykosch = gray.
* Gray = black + white.
* Obama = black + white.
* Shaykosch = Obama.
QED.

Now, somebody get me on Fox!

;)

105 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:17:55am

re: #103 Pie-onist Overlord

World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Don’t understand how they can have Gap and H&M after the horrific Bangladesh factory disasters.

I guess it depends on what their definition of “ethical” is these days.

106 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:22:39am

Well, it appears this is going on right now.

I can’t get it to work.

107 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:25:09am

So, the teabag GOP in the House tried to reduce Food Stamp $$ by doing this?

So negotiators on the farm bill agreed that states would have to pay a minimum of $20 a year in fuel aid to prompt the benefits. Republicans thought this would save more than $8 billion over a decade, because they assumed the states wouldn’t want to pay $20. Democrats went along because it was better than the original Republican plan to cut $40 billion from food stamps.

But to the shock of Republicans, at least eight states decided to do the right thing and raise their heating-aid payments to $20. New York and Connecticut were first, followed by Rhode Island, Oregon, Massachusetts, Vermont and Montana. Even Gov. Tom Corbett, Republican of Pennsylvania, agreed to go along.

This provoked an outburst from the House speaker, John Boehner. “Since the passage of the farm bill, states have found ways to cheat once again on signing up people for food stamps,” he said last week. “And so I would hope that the House would act to try to stop this cheating and this fraud from continuing.”

Cheating? The states are doing exactly what the farm bill — which Mr. Boehner supported — encouraged them to do: pay more to some of the poorest families in America so they neither freeze nor starve during a brutal winter. Mr. Boehner seems unaware of it, but millions of families have never recovered from the recession, and his chamber has not only refused to help them by stimulating the economy but is trying to push them through the safety net.

Seriously? And now they’re mad that states just increased the heating fuel allowance?

You can’t make this stuff up.

108 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:32:13am
109 Political Atheist  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:36:21am

re: #92 Bulworth

CNN is showing signs of dialing down the crazy eyes on the plane search. Now we’re told the search is just a developing story instead of BREAKING NEWS!!!!

Breaking News is Broken.

110 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:36:32am

re: #107 Bulworth

So, the teabag GOP in the House tried to reduce Food Stamp $$ by doing this?

Seriously? And now they’re mad that states just increased the heating fuel allowance?

You can’t make this stuff up.

Somebody bought lobster with an EBT card.
HURR HURR!!!! TAKE AWAY ALL TEH FOOD STAMPZ!!!!!!

Somebody shot up a school/mall/train
HURR HURR!!!!! DON’T INCONVENIENCE TEH HONEST GUN OWNERS!!!!!!!

111 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:37:02am

re: #107 Bulworth

So, the teabag GOP in the House tried to reduce Food Stamp $$ by doing this?

Seriously? And now they’re mad that states just increased the heating fuel allowance?

You can’t make this stuff up.

Yep, seriously. This is your House GOP at work, and they’re set to keep or expand their majority come November. We are a seriously fucked up nation when a party whose idea of “saving” money is giving states a dilemma of either spending more money to keep people eligible for food stamps in their states or leaving their asses to starve during a brutal winter.

112 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:37:42am
House speaker, John Boehner. “Since the passage of the farm bill, states have found ways to cheat once again on signing up people for food stamps,” he said last week.

So I guess the states are really great except when they’re not. //

113 BongCrodny  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:38:40am

re: #45 FemNaziBitch

Billy Graham’s Daughter Thinks She has Solved the Mystery of Flight 370

Even before I clicked on this I knew somehow the Rapture was somehow going to be involved.

114 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:39:27am

re: #92 Bulworth

CNN is showing signs of dialing down the crazy eyes on the plane search. Now we’re told the search is just a developing story instead of BREAKING NEWS!!!!

The next CNN breaking news story:

115 BongCrodny  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:40:41am

re: #50 Pie-onist Overlord

WALL STREET BANKERS SUFFER WHEN THEIR BONUSES ARE CUT.

Paid a lower bonus, he said the $350,000 he earns, enough to put him in the country’s top 1 percent by income, doesn’t cover his family’s private-school tuition, a Kent, Connecticut, summer rental and the upgrade they would like from their 1,200-square- foot Brooklyn duplex.

O, I feel a mighty tug on my heartstrings!

116 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:40:46am

re: #110 Pie-onist Overlord

Somebody bought lobster with an EBT card.
HURR HURR!!!! TAKE AWAY ALL TEH FOOD STAMPZ!!!!!!

Somebody shot up a school/mall/train
HURR HURR!!!!! DON’T INCONVENIENCE TEH HONEST GUN OWNERS!!!!!!!

What if someone took meat they’d bought with food stamps, froze it, and then used a reloading kit to load it into cartridges as bullets?

/Just having fun.

117 RealityBasedSteve  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:44:08am

re: #116 Dark_Falcon

What if someone took meat they’d bought with food stamps, froze it, and then used a reloading kit to load it into cartridges as bullets?

/Just having fun.

What if they brought a frozen leg of lamb, used it to kill their husband, then hid the body, and fed the detectives investigating the case the leg of lamb as dinner? /CouldHappen

RBS
A bonus to the first person to tell me where I stole that idea from…

118 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:44:44am

Who the hell suspends young kids like this? Awful, awful, awful.

Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

hosted.ap.org

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools - even as tiny preschoolers.

“The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department’s civil rights arm.

(snip)

“Black children represent about 18 percent of children in preschool programs in schools, but they make up almost half of the preschoolers suspended more than once, the report said. Six percent of the nation’s districts with preschools reported suspending at least one preschool child.” More

This is just totally unacceptable.

119 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:46:41am

re: #117 RealityBasedSteve

What if they brought a frozen leg of lamb, used it to kill their husband, then hid the body, and fed the detectives investigating the case the leg of lamb as dinner? /CouldHappen

RBS
A bonus to the first person to tell me where I stole that idea from…

Another episode of CSI? That’s where I took the storyline I used from.

120 RealityBasedSteve  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:47:35am

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

Another episode of CSI? That’s where I took the storyline I used from.

Earlier than that….

RBS

121 b.d.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:50:21am

re: #117 RealityBasedSteve

Lamb to the Slaughter -
en.wikipedia.org

Roald Dahl

What do I win!!

Gimmee! Gimmee! Gimmee!

122 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:50:22am
123 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:50:32am

re: #117 RealityBasedSteve

What if they brought a frozen leg of lamb, used it to kill their husband, then hid the body, and fed the detectives investigating the case the leg of lamb as dinner? /CouldHappen

RBS
A bonus to the first person to tell me where I stole that idea from…

Alfred Hitchcock?

124 b.d.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:50:52am

re: #121 b.d.
That was a great story btw.

125 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:50:57am

Hitchcock or Agatha Christie.

126 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:51:40am

I didn’t guess right?
I has a sad. :(

127 RealityBasedSteve  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:53:27am

re: #125 Pie-onist Overlord

Hitchcock or Agatha Christie.

Hitchcock did do it as an episode. And I think it would be a great one for a Christie, I’m thinking a Perot story.

RBS

128 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:53:50am

re: #126 Pie-onist Overlord

I didn’t guess right?
I has a sad. :(

You were partially right, since the story was made into an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

129 RealityBasedSteve  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:54:17am

re: #121 b.d.

Lamb to the Slaughter -
en.wikipedia.org

Roald Dahl

What do I win!!

Gimmee! Gimmee! Gimmee!

The undying adulation and admiration of Lizards everywhere, and the title of “Iron Lizard”

RBS

130 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:54:42am
131 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:54:58am

re: #108 NJDhockeyfan

Belarus (!!!) is refusing to recognize Crimea as part of Russia. Minsk too reliant on Moscow to break, but still big

Have been wondering what has been up in Lukaschenko-land.

This news indicates either that Cool Hand Luk is trying to pull a Ceaucescu-like bit of posturing like when he “stood up” to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia or that Byelarus is afraid of Russia making claims on its territory

132 RealityBasedSteve  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:54:58am

re: #126 Pie-onist Overlord

I didn’t guess right?
I has a sad. :(

But don’t you have Cupcakes???? So have a cupcake to negate the sad.

RBS

133 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:56:05am

re: #130 Pie-onist Overlord

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“Putin totally wouldn’t have done this if Bush was still in office!”
“What about Georgia?”
“THAT WAS DIFFERENT!!!”

134 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:56:42am

re: #132 RealityBasedSteve

But don’t you have Cupcakes???? So have a cupcake to negate the sad.

RBS

Cupcakes are not baked yet. Will make them when I get home. I’m thinking cake mix instead of scratch because I’m lazy.

135 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:56:42am

re: #110 Pie-onist Overlord

Somebody bought lobster with an EBT card.
HURR HURR!!!! TAKE AWAY ALL TEH FOOD STAMPZ!!!!!!

Somebody shot up a school/mall/train
HURR HURR!!!!! DON’T INCONVENIENCE TEH HONEST GUN OWNERS!!!!!!!

Their logic is clear: unlimited access to firearms is a sacred Constitutional right, access to food is not only not in the Constitution, it is anti-Constitutional by nature.

136 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:57:55am

re: #135 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Their logic is clear: unlimited access to firearms is a sacred Constitutional right, access to food is not only not in the Constitution, it is anti-Constitutional by nature.

How could I have forgotten?
THEIR IS ONLY ONE AMENDMENT1!!! TEH 2ND AMENDMENT IS TEH ONLY CONSTITION ANYONE NEEEDZ!!!!!!!!

137 RealityBasedSteve  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:58:20am

re: #134 Pie-onist Overlord

Cupcakes are not baked yet. Will make them when I get home. I’m thinking cake mix instead of scratch because I’m lazy.

I’m going to do a loaf of bread this evening, and probably some cupcakes for the weekend. The cupcakes are mix, the bread is the ‘no-knead’ artisan style. I’d never survive on an Atkins type diet.

RBS

138 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:58:39am

re: #130 Pie-onist Overlord

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Reagan I can understand them idealizing, Amazing that they are trying to rehabilitate GWB.

139 b.d.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:59:41am

re: #129 RealityBasedSteve

The undying adulation and admiration of Lizards everywhere, and the title of “Iron Lizard”

RBS

Best prize ever!!! Thank you RBS!

140 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:00:39am

FLOTUS Derangement is about what you would expect from the Tcots

141 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:01:32am

re: #140 Pie-onist Overlord

FLOTUS Derangement is about what you would expect from the Tcots

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Michelle Obama: she breathes air that other people could use!!!

142 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:02:56am

re: #140 Pie-onist Overlord

FLOTUS Derangement is about what you would expect from the Tcots

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Remember the days when the First Lady sat quietly in her room in the White House for all 4-8 years of her husband’s presidency? No? Me neither.

143 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:03:16am

re: #138 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Reagan I can understand them idealizing, Amazing that they are trying to rehabilitate GWB.

It’s a byproduct of their desire to depict Obama weak, plus a small bit of reality being mixed into the Freeper Insanity Stew. That reality being that if George W. Bush becomes less toxic politically, then that will benefit Republicans politically.

144 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:03:32am

re: #140 Pie-onist Overlord

And cansul WH visits for teh kids!!!1

145 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:07:00am

Chocolate cupcakes w/chocolate frosting already made this morning. I never make them from scratch. I’ll have to send some w/my grandson tonight so he can make an impression at work. : )

146 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:08:02am

re: #131 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Have been wondering what has been up in Lukaschenko-land.

This news indicates either that Cool Hand Luk is trying to pull a Ceaucescu-like bit of posturing like when he “stood up” to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia or that Byelarus is afraid of Russia making claims on its territory

Bit of both, I’d wager.

147 RealityBasedSteve  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:10:46am

re: #146 William Barnett-Lewis

Bit of both, I’d wager.

I’d agree. That by standing against it, he has a ‘moral argument’ if any move was made his direction.

RBS

148 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:12:16am

Russia-loving eastern Ukrainians getting their hate on.

149 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:13:10am

White House pauses on Surgeon General pick, recalibrating strategy (VIDEO)

Even after passing a Senate committee, the President’s pick for Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, is stalling out over his comments in the past concerning gun control.

“Dr. Murthy is a dynamic, entrepreneurial practitioner who had dedicated a lot of time, energy and passion to health and wellness,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday. “But after the confirmation vote of Debo Adegbile, we are recalibrating the strategy around Dr. Murthy’s floor vote.”

Adegbile had been tapped to run the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice but bipartisan opposition on the senate floor blocked that appointment earlier this month.

The White House’s comment on Murthy comes as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has indefinitely put off a vote on the floor of that chamber on Murthy.

New Senate rules state that nominations simply need 51 votes in that body of lawmakers for confirmation and there are currently 55 Senate Democrats. However, as with the Adegbile vote, it could be that several Dems may cross the aisle against a candidate that has received much negative publicity for his past views on gun control.

I don’t think Murthy ends up getting confirmed. It’s not just Dems up for reelection this year, its also that Harry Reid is up in 2016. While Reid doesn’t want to vote the president’s nominee down, neither does he want to cast a vote that is going to be heavily held against him by the NRA, with which he has always taken care to avoid major conflict.

My Read: Stick a fork in Murthy’s nomination, it’s done.

BBL

150 RealityBasedSteve  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:17:20am

re: #149 Dark_Falcon

White House pauses on Surgeon General pick, recalibrating strategy (VIDEO)

I don’t think Murthy ends up getting confirmed. It’s not just Dems up for reelection this year, its also that Harry Reid is up in 2016. While Reid doesn’t want to vote the president’s nominee down, neither does he want to cast a vote that is going to be heavily held against him by the NRA, with which he has always taken care to avoid major conflict.

My Read: Stick a fork in Murthy’s nomination, it’s done.

BBL

I agree… phrases like “we are recalibrating our strategy” is nice-talk for “We’re going to lose, and that’s not going to happen”. It’s a pity, because by any measure of achievement this is an outstanding individual. I hope that at some time in the future this country will be able to use his talents, until then, good luck to him.

RBS

151 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:19:14am

Russia takes another hit on their money…

152 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:23:21am

So the NRA has succeeded in killing universal background checks that enjoyed 80%+ support amongst voters and blocking a Surgeon General nominee who is thoroughly qualified but has the gall to be concerned about guns, and yet I’m supposed to believe that gun rights in this nation are in dire straits and the government could come for our guns at any moment?

153 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:24:32am
154 ObserverArt  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:25:28am

Please indulge me…I don’t think I’ve been able to say this publicly for over a week.

Fuck Lindsey Graham and John McCain.

Thank You. I feel better now.

155 Aqua Obama  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:28:10am

Some Crimean guy posted on a site I frequent:

Aksenov says, that every Ukrainian documents is lost their power in Crimea. It’s include all papers on real estate, cars, etc. So without Russian passport you lost your house. And I don’t know how to act in this situation.

156 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:29:12am

re: #154 ObserverArt

Better late than never.

157 ObserverArt  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:30:38am

re: #156 Bulworth

Better late than never.

It’s a form of constipation. You just have to get that stuff out of you to maintain health.

158 Aqua Obama  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:30:39am

re: #154 ObserverArt

Please indulge me…I don’t think I’ve been able to say this publicly for over a week.

Fuck Lindsey Graham and John McCain.

Thank You. I feel better now.

Emperor Obama is making the hate flow through you

159 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:33:58am

re: #158 Aqua Obama

Emperor Obama is making the hate flow through you

[Emperor Palpatine Obama] YES, LET THE HATE FLOW THROUGH YOU - THE HATE MAKES YOU STRONGER [/Emperor Palpatine Obama]

160 Varek Raith  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:35:18am

re: #130 Pie-onist Overlord

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Lol.
Putin didn’t give a shit then, either.

161 Varek Raith  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:37:10am

Even The Missing Malaysian Airliner Reminds Fox Of Benghazi

Host Bill O’Reilly: Media Are Talking About The Plane To Avoid Talking About Benghazi.

Analyst Ralph Peters: Missing Airliner Is To Malaysia What Benghazi Is To U.S.

Analyst Peter Johnson, Jr. (LOL): “Incredible Phenomenon” That Newscasts Don’t Focus On Benghazi, Only The Missing Plane.

Host Andrea Tantaros: Grieving Families Of Plane Passengers “Feels Like The Families Of Benghazi. Just Saying.”

Host Greg Gutfeld: America Could Find The Missing Plane As Long As It’s “Not Hidden In Benghazi.”

Yeesh.

162 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:39:02am
163 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:39:15am
Analyst Ralph Peters: Missing Airliner Is To Malaysia What Benghazi Is To U.S. wingnuts with Obama Derangement Syndrome.

fxed

164 Varek Raith  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:41:32am
Peter Johnson, Jr.

Such an awesome name.
XD

165 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:42:48am

Tragedy after tragedy…

At Least 3 Dead In Point Pleasant Beach Motel Blaze

newyork.cbslocal.com

“Joe Frystock was one of the Sandy victims who was staying at the motel. His home in nearby Brick Township took on 6 feet of water in the storm and the motel was the latest in a series of temporary homes for him.

“He woke up to popping sounds, which he initially thought was gunfire.

“It was the sound of timbers burning upstairs,” he said. “I looked out and saw that orange low, and there was no mistaking what it was. People were yelling: ‘Help me! Help me!’ There was lots of screaming,” he said. “A woman in the unit next to me, they pulled her from a bathtub, but I don’t know how anyone could have survived those flames. The entire second floor was engulfed, from one end to another.” More

166 Aqua Obama  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:44:15am

Obama is Emperor Palpatine, Sauron, and… BLACK!!!!!

167 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:45:31am

re: #161 Varek Raith

Even The Missing Malaysian Airliner Reminds Fox Of Benghazi

Yeesh.

BENGHAZI WAS THE WORST TRAGEDY IN TEH ENTIRE AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE JESUS AND IT’S OBAMA’S FAULT!!!!! INPEACH!!!!!!!!

168 b.d.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:47:03am

re: #167 Pie-onist Overlord

BENGHAZI WAS THE WORST TRAGEDY IN TEH ENTIRE AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE JESUS AND IT’S OBAMA’S FAULT!!!!! INPEACH!!!!!!!!

Pontius Pilate was a Democrat!!!!

169 Varek Raith  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:47:08am

re: #167 Pie-onist Overlord

BENGHAZI WAS THE WORST TRAGEDY IN TEH ENTIRE AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE JESUS AND IT’S OBAMA’S FAULT!!!!! INPEACH!!!!!!!!

ENPEACH!

170 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:48:29am
Host Andrea Tantaros: Grieving Families Of Plane Passengers “Feels Like The Families Of Benghazi. Just Saying.”

And we know what reverance the wingnut media feels for the victims families

In her new book, “Godless,” right-wing pundit Ann Coulter writes of the 9/11 widows:

These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzies. I have never seen people enjoying their husbands’ death so much.

171 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:49:19am

re: #164 Varek Raith

Such an awesome name.
XD

Also called “Dick”.

172 Skip Intro  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:54:39am

Meanwhile, in the swampland called Florida,

Neighbors catch second Florida man raping his dog this month

rawstory.com

173 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:55:04am

US Attorney’s office: Probe by FBI, IRS, state police underway at Rhode Island Statehouse - @AP

end of alert

174 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:56:27am

re: #172 Skip Intro

Meanwhile, in the swampland called Florida,

rawstory.com

175 CriticalDragon1177  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:02:13am

Gus,

Nothing says “good journalism” like promoting a nonsensical baseless conspiracy theory. I wonder if Abby Martin got his degree from the Alex Jones school of “journalism”

176 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:04:14am

FBI agent cleared in Florida shooting of suspect questioned about Boston bombing

washingtonpost.com

“A Florida prosecutor has ruled that an FBI agent was justified in using deadly force when he shot and killed a Chechen man connected to two brothers accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing.

“Law enforcement officials said that Ibragim Todashev, 27, a mixed-martial-arts fighter, attacked the agent with a metal pole during an interview at his Orlando apartment on May 22.

“FBI officials have said the male agent, who has not been identified, was acting in self-defense when he shot Todashev multiple times. The agent suffered a wound to the back of the head that required stitches. It’s not clear what first sparked the confrontation.”

Contrary to popular opinion, LE officers are entitled to defend themselves. Sane people don’t try to take them on.

177 Aqua Obama  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:06:10am

re: #172 Skip Intro

Meanwhile, in the swampland called Florida,

rawstory.com

The guy looks like Yasser Arafat

178 Skip Intro  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:08:04am

re: #161 Varek Raith

Even The Missing Malaysian Airliner Reminds Fox Of Benghazi

Yeesh.

Naw, there’s no coordinated message at Fox. Totally independent opinions, just like O’Reilly says.

179 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:09:36am

CNN gives us the Zombie Plane!

180 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:10:21am

re: #179 NJDhockeyfan

CNN gives us the Zombie Plane!

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“Planessss…”

181 Varek Raith  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:10:47am

Someone yank CNN off the air.
KTHX.

182 Aqua Obama  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:10:54am

That’s just plane crazy

183 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:12:54am

Search teams find something 12 days after MH370’s disappearance. Aircraft and ships dispatched to said area. Suddenly, said something disappears and is no thought to have sunk to the bottom of the deep blue sea. Yep, makes sense. Waited for 12 days and the search teams to find it and suddenly it sinks.

184 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:12:58am

Someone get CNN’s car keys, they’re drunk.

185 Aqua Obama  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:14:02am

They fell off the Piers

186 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:14:43am

re: #183 Gus

Search teams find something 12 days after MH370’s disappearance. Aircraft and ships dispatched to said area. Suddenly, said something disappears and is no thought to have sunk to the bottom of the deep blue sea. Yep, makes sense. Waited for 12 days and the search teams to find it and suddenly it sinks.

Because it’s so easy to find stuff in the southern Indian Ocean.//

187 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:15:16am

CNN: Don’t make us break out the BREAKING NEWS!!! chryon again!!!

188 Aqua Obama  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:15:52am

The news is broken again?

189 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:15:59am

Guess now the Malaysian government will go back to trying to convict Zaharie in the court of public opinion. He wore a bad, bad t-shirt you know and had a flight simulator. Make sure you trust a government that sends people to jail (5 years) for “sodomy.”

190 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:16:32am

Then there is NBC vs MSNBC…

191 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:16:34am

re: #186 Pie-onist Overlord

Because it’s so easy to find stuff in the southern Indian Ocean.//

Yep. Can’t find it therefore we need to blurt out another theory: it must have sunk.

192 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:17:40am

World’s on fire.

CNN: We have BREAKING NEWS on the search for the zombie plane which hasn’t been found yet.

Fox: All this zombie plane coverage reminds us of Benghazi!!!

MSNBC: What’s Hillary Clinton doing this weekend?

193 Varek Raith  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:18:44am

re: #192 Bulworth

World’s on fire.

CNN: We have BREAKING NEWS on the search for the zombie plane which hasn’t been found yet but it likely got pulled in to a black hole. Also, aliens.

Fox: All this zombie plane coverage reminds us of Benghazi!!!

MSNBC: What’s Hillary Clinton doing this weekend?

194 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:19:31am

The plane Michelle Obama flew to Hawaii could’ve found the wreckage by now if had been deployed properly

195 Aqua Obama  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:20:07am

Well CNN is a zombie network, so…

196 Flounder  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:22:54am

re: #183 Gus

Like Richard Jewell?

197 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:23:07am

If your friend walks into the wood never to be seen again the only logical explanation is that he was abducted and murdered by lilliputian demonic forest gnomes.

198 ObserverArt  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:23:10am

New Show for CNN…sure to be a hit.

Breaking Bad News.

Featuring an entire news staff on meth.

CNNBBN

200 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:23:37am

Oh, come on! Pay up! You’re worth a lot of moolah. $15K is a drop in your bucket.

Arrest warrant issued for Anita Baker for contempt of court over unpaid bill

From The Detroit News: detroitnews.com

Great voice, though.

Youtube Video

201 wrenchwench  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:24:48am
202 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:25:06am

re: #196 Flounder

Like Richard Jewell?

Maybe worse because it can be used politically to smear Anwar Ibrahim and the opposition. Meanwhile, the press is already chasing down Zaharie’s family members. I believe it’s been the UK and Australian press.

203 Flounder  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:25:16am

24 hours a day, that’s a lot of space to fill with news.

204 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:27:33am

Society spends more money on infortainment than it does on ocean exploration.

205 ObserverArt  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:27:34am

re: #201 wrenchwench

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Cool…the five spots on the tip of mamma tiger’s nose.

206 darthstar  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:27:52am

re: #201 wrenchwench

Mama? Do tigers really eat their young? And have you seen my brother?

207 wrenchwench  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:29:25am

re: #206 darthstar

Mama? Do tigers really eat their young? And have you seen my brother?

A tongue-lashing from her could be fatal.

208 Backwoods_Sleuth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:33:26am

This is a HUGE win for property owners in Kentucky.

209 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:34:59am

WE NEED MOAR WEST, TEXAS!!!!!

210 Backwoods_Sleuth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:37:58am

re: #209 Pie-onist Overlord

WE NEED MOAR WEST, TEXAS!!!!!

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heh, and my littlegreenfootballs.com says Kentucky chooses property owners (aka TAXPAYERS) over bogus energy renaissance arguments.

211 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:39:53am

re: #209 Pie-onist Overlord

Reminds me of reading in Robert Caro’s book on LBJ, how Johnson worked to get electricity to the farms and homes in western Texas during the Great Depression…

212 Backwoods_Sleuth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:42:33am

re: #209 Pie-onist Overlord

WE NEED MOAR WEST, TEXAS!!!!!

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heh…at first I read that as WE NEED MOAR WEST, TEXAS TOAST!!!!

213 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:46:43am

Are there any examples of real life societies that thrive without centralized government and taxation? I mean other than Somalia.

214 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:48:02am

re: #213 Pie-onist Overlord

Are there any examples of real life societies that thrive without centralized government and taxation? I mean other than Somalia.

I found this article. What. The. Freaking. Fuck.

How do I grow back the brain cells that I lost by reading that derp? I want to boil my head.

215 RealityBasedSteve  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:48:33am

re: #172 Skip Intro

Meanwhile, in the swampland called Florida,

rawstory.com

OMG…. Just looking at that headline make me feel like there are worms running around in my brain. There isn’t enough brain bleach to get me to follow that link.

RBS
who is seriously “Squidged”, and I don’t squidge easy

216 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:50:27am

re: #213 Pie-onist Overlord

Look on Internet urself, we’re too busy working and paying too much taxes to google for you!!!!!111!!1

217 Backwoods_Sleuth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:52:47am

re: #214 Pie-onist Overlord

I found this article. What. The. Freaking. Fuck.

How do I grow back the brain cells that I lost by reading that derp? I want to boil my head.

heh, I love that the term “Babbitty” is used to describe those idiots.

218 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:54:37am

Bulloons.

219 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:56:16am

LOL!

220 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:57:13am

re: #217 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh, I love that he used the term “Babbitty” to describe those idiots.

Megan McArdle claims that North Korea is the ultimate result of “progressive taxation” even though taxation is probably the least of their dysfunctions. Sweden would be a better example.

221 wrenchwench  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:57:15am

There might be hope for CNN. For two weeks, anyway.

222 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:59:50am

re: #220 Pie-onist Overlord

OFFS

223 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:01:22am

hatchling alert

224 ObserverArt  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:01:56am

My god…we are seeing the freakin’ news media melt down before our eyes.

I feel for the families that had loved ones, friends, etc. on the plane, but to take one plane crash and have the media go this far off the rails is just hilariously stunning.

What will they do next to one up each other?

Wait…I don’t think I want to know, or watch.

And maybe I wasn’t too far off in my crack about Breaking Bad News. They really are cooking up and snortin’ meth in the newsroom at CNN.

225 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:02:26am

Sorry but this is freaking weird.

226 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:02:36am

re: #214 Pie-onist Overlord

I found this article. What. The. Freaking. Fuck.

How do I grow back the brain cells that I lost by reading that derp? I want to boil my head.

Next time, look at the byline first. If it says “Megan McArdle”, you’ve probably already lost a brain cell or two, but you can limit the damage by closing the tab immediately.

227 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:03:28am

re: #226 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

Next time, look at the byline first. If it says “Megan McArdle”, you’ve probably already lost a brain cell or two, but you can limit the damage by closing the tab immediately.

I kind of thought The Atlantic would be above this level of breathtaking Derp.

228 b.d.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:03:53am

I will not rest until I see Anderson Cooper report from a rubber dinghy somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

229 The War TARDIS  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:04:02am

re: #214 Pie-onist Overlord

Megan McAllen is a libertarian twit, for the record.

230 Varek Raith  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:04:34am

re: #228 b.d.

I will not rest until I see Anderson Cooper report from a rubber dinghy somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

I’d pay to see that.

231 Backwoods_Sleuth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:05:12am

re: #223 Pie-onist Overlord

hatchling alert

I’ve seen that nic in my twitter TL.

232 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:05:32am

re: #220 Pie-onist Overlord

Megan McArdle claims that North Korea is the ultimate result of “progressive taxation” even though taxation is probably the least of their dysfunctions. Sweden would be a better example.

North Korea has no taxes. They were abolished in 1974 as “remnant of an antiquated society”.

233 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:06:12am

re: #232 Dr Lizardo

North Korea has no taxes. They were abolished in 1974 as “remnant of an antiquated society”.

OK then, maybe libertarians should move there.

234 ObserverArt  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:06:51am

re: #227 Pie-onist Overlord

I kind of thought The Atlantic would be above this level of breathtaking Derp.

Nope. The media is officially dead. It’s just all schlock entertainment grabs for hits on the ‘net.

One plane crash has caused the entire media to crash.

She’s dead jim! Thanks Obama…

235 Varek Raith  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:06:52am

re: #232 Dr Lizardo

North Korea has no taxes. They were abolished in 1974 as “remnant of an antiquated society”.

I’ll be damned.
LOL.

236 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:07:05am

re: #214 Pie-onist Overlord

I found this article. What. The. Freaking. Fuck.

How do I grow back the brain cells that I lost by reading that derp? I want to boil my head.

I stopped reading after about three paragraphs. It’s the sort of thing written by a privileged white dude who is simply too stupid to understand how the universe actually works.

Drop him in Somalia and let him thrive. Or not.

237 Backwoods_Sleuth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:07:57am

re: #214 Pie-onist Overlord

I found this article. What. The. Freaking. Fuck.

How do I grow back the brain cells that I lost by reading that derp? I want to boil my head.

hahahaha…
the post she is whining about is from 9-25-2010.

ETA: I just noticed that her article is also from 2010.

238 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:08:07am

re: #236 Romantic Heretic

I stopped reading after about three paragraphs. It’s the sort of thing written by a privileged white dude who is simply too stupid to understand how the universe actually works.

Drop him in Somalia and let him thrive. Or not.

It’s by Megan McArdle, not a dude.

239 Kragar  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:08:27am

I’m about ready to bitch slap my manager.

“What is the status on A, B, and C?

“Everything is submitted, nothing has come back yet.”

“OK, what about B and C?

“Everything is submitted, nothing has come back yet.”

“Did you check?

“Yes, everything is submitted, nothing has come back yet.”

“Keep me in the loop.”

“Like when I emailed you and told you everything was submitted and I’d tell you when we got the results?”

240 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:09:03am

re: #229 The War TARDIS

Megan McAllen is a libertarian twit, for the record.

It wasn’t a dude who wrote that? Sounded like a dude. Same level of testosterone poisoning you often find in dudes.

241 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:10:26am

re: #235 Varek Raith

I’ll be damned.
LOL.

The way NK does it is by levying ‘fees’ on various transactions. Not to mention less-than-voluntary ‘contributions’ to the state, etc.

On paper, there are no taxes; in point of fact, there are. But it makes for good North Korean propaganda. :)

242 ObserverArt  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:10:52am

re: #228 b.d.

I will not rest until I see Anderson Cooper report from a rubber dinghy somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

Only if he is in one of those yellow rubber rain coats with the big ol’ yellow swoopy hat.

243 wrenchwench  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:11:32am

re: #240 Romantic Heretic

It wasn’t a dude who wrote that? Sounded like a dude. Same level of testosterone poisoning you often find in dudes.

That might be what it takes to be a female dudebro. I dunno.

244 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:11:47am

I will pray he doesn’t get cancer or diabetes.

245 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:12:12am

re: #227 Pie-onist Overlord

I kind of thought The Atlantic would be above this level of breathtaking Derp.

Nope. McArdle is actually a “former senior editor” there, whatever that means. And a reliable font of derp.

246 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:13:46am

re: #241 Dr Lizardo

The way NK does it is by levying ‘fees’ on various transactions. Not to mention less-than-voluntary ‘contributions’ to the state, etc.

On paper, there are no taxes; in point of fact, there are. But it makes for good North Korean propaganda. :)

Rather like how most Texans pay more in taxes than most Californians despite not having an income tax in Texas?

247 Kragar  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:13:52am

“Don’t just wait for them, make sure you’re following up.”

Logon to system, check status: Pending, just as usual because it takes them a week to process the shit and its only been 4 days

248 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:14:17am

re: #244 Pie-onist Overlord

I will pray he doesn’t get cancer or diabetes.

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In a just world that would turn into “liberty from medical treatment” when he contracted an illness he couldn’t afford to pay to treat.

249 RealityBasedSteve  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:15:26am

re: #239 Kragar

You’ll keep us up to date on this, and what about D? I know you submitted it with A, B, & C, but what’s it’s status?

RBS

250 ObserverArt  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:15:39am

re: #246 William Barnett-Lewis

Rather like how most Texans pay more in taxes than most Californians despite not having an income tax in Texas?

Yeah, but they DON’T have an income tax in Texas.

Don’t you get it?

///

251 darthstar  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:17:49am
252 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:17:59am

re: #246 William Barnett-Lewis

Rather like how most Texans pay more in taxes than most Californians despite not having an income tax in Texas?

Yep.

I don’t have a problem with paying taxes, and I really don’t understand the anger behind it. Taxes are the reason we can have nice things.

253 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:18:54am

re: #244 Pie-onist Overlord

Well, that’ll show us for sure.

254 The War TARDIS  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:20:10am

re: #240 Romantic Heretic

Ack, phone corrected it from McArdle.

Libertarians by in large lack empathy for others, and tend to be self-centered. They also tend to believe the macho myth that you can go it alone.

Or, more simply, Libertarianism can make a lady sound very masculine. A say this as someone who lost a friend to Libertarianism. They went from being a very sweet person, to smug and condescending, not to mention volatile.

255 darthstar  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:20:19am
256 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:22:24am

re: #255 darthstar

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AND THEN COMES GODZILLA!! RAWWR! AND THEN RODAN COMES OUT OF NOWHERE! GYAHR!!

*headdesk*

257 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:23:21am

Just wonderful.

258 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:24:46am

re: #252 Dr Lizardo

Yep.

I don’t have a problem with paying taxes, and I really don’t understand the anger behind it. Taxes are the reason we can have nice things.

HURR HURR!!!! WE CONSERVATIVS KNOW U CANTS RUN A GOVT WITHOUT TAXES. SO WE ARE SAYING FAIR TAX!!!!! 17% SALES TAX ON ALL TEH THINGS!!!! HURR HURR TAX TEH POORS THEY ARE TEH MOOCHERS.

259 Skip Intro  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:24:55am

re: #224 ObserverArt

My god…we are seeing the freakin’ news media melt down before our eyes.

I feel for the families that had loved ones, friends, etc. on the plane, but to take one plane crash and have the media go this far off the rails is just hilariously stunning.

What will they do next to one up each other?

Wait…I don’t think I want to know, or watch.

And maybe I wasn’t too far off in my crack about Breaking Bad News. They really are cooking up and snortin’ meth in the newsroom at CNN.

I thought after the Boston Marathon bombing coverage, CNN couldn’t possibly get any worse.

I was a moron.

260 Backwoods_Sleuth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:25:02am
261 RealityBasedSteve  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:26:43am

re: #255 darthstar

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It’s INTERNATIONAL TWISTER…. The game you love. Put your left hand on PERTH!!!!

RBS

262 ObserverArt  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:29:17am

re: #259 Skip Intro

I thought after the Boston Marathon bombing coverage, CNN couldn’t possibly get any worse.

I was a moron.

It’s that ol’ slippery slope.

By the way, don’t be too hard on yourself. Anyone that has common sense and a general grasp of reality couldn’t have predicted this.

: )

263 The War TARDIS  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:29:25am

I think we should petition cable providers to allow the BBC networks to be on the television in the US.

264 ObserverArt  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:30:55am

re: #261 RealityBasedSteve

It’s INTERNATIONAL TWISTER…. The game you love. Put your right hand on PERTH!!!!

RBS

If two dudes play international twister on TV, Bryan Fischer is not going to like it.

265 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:31:17am

CNN has always been the front runner on the most important and compelling stories…

CNN on Cap’N Crunch…was he really a captain?

266 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:32:16am

re: #263 The War TARDIS

I think we should petition cable providers to allow the BBC networks to be on the television in the US.

BBC America is a channel in the US

267 Skip Intro  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:32:47am

re: #244 Pie-onist Overlord

I will pray he doesn’t get cancer or diabetes.

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Me too, because then the bastard will make the rest of us pay for it through higher rates.

268 Kragar  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:34:48am
269 Skip Intro  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:37:44am

re: #252 Dr Lizardo

Yep.

I don’t have a problem with paying taxes, and I really don’t understand the anger behind it. Taxes are the reason we can have nice things.

That’s because you live over there in commie-land. We never had to pay taxes before the Kenyan usurper was forced upon us.

270 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:40:14am
271 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:42:47am

Remember when Duck Dynasty was a thing?

272 b.d.  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:43:03am

re: #270 Pie-onist Overlord

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THIS IS CNN

273 Kragar  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:44:21am

re: #272 b.d.

THIS IS CNN

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274 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:44:32am

re: #252 Dr Lizardo

Yep.

I don’t have a problem with paying taxes, and I really don’t understand the anger behind it. Taxes are the reason we can have nice things.

I like to call taxes the dues for living in a decent society. You pay dues to be in a nice athletic club, right? Well, these dues pay for the roads to get there along with all the other things that make most places in America a nice place to live.

275 Pie-onist Overlord  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:44:49am

HURR HURR!!!!! GOP IS NOT TEH RACISTS!!!! DEMOCRATS IS TEH RACISTS!!!! DON’T LOOK AT PAUL RYAN!!!! HURR HURR!!!!

276 The War TARDIS  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:49:06am

re: #266 NJDhockeyfan

It’s more like a Cable Sitcom channel though, like FX.

It should be essentially the British channel, with slightly different news coverage. And bring the related channels too.

277 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:53:09am

re: #275 Pie-onist Overlord

HURR HURR!!!!! GOP IS NOT TEH RACISTS!!!! DEMOCRATS IS TEH RACISTS!!!! DON’T LOOK AT PAUL RYAN!!!! HURR HURR!!!!

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FDR and LBJ did try to help black people, even if their efforts were not always successful.

Woodrow Wilson is another matter, especially given that the codification of Jim Crow happened in DC while he was president. But Wilson is long in the past and Barack Obama is not the sort of “Brilliant Fool” that Wilson was.

278 De Kolta Chair  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:46:01am

That sword is what keeps her on the cutting edge of 1947.


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