Mickey Rooney, Master of Putting on a Show, Dies at 93

R.I.P.

Mickey Rooney, the exuberant entertainer who led a roller-coaster life — the world’s top box-office star at 19 as the irrepressible Andy Hardy, a bankrupt has-been in his 40s, a comeback kid on Broadway as he neared 60 — died on Sunday. He was 93 and lived in Westlake Village, Calif.

His death was confirmed by his son Michael Joseph Rooney.

More: Mickey Rooney, Master of Putting on a Show, Dies at 93

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in “Babes on Broadway” (1941), one of the four musicals they starred in together. Credit Clarence Bull/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Jump to bottom

95 comments

1 Pie-onist Overlord  Apr 7, 2014 11:18:14am

Now who will be the butt of all the “short guy” jokes?

Rand Paul?
Vlad Putin?

2 Targetpractice  Apr 7, 2014 11:19:38am

Thanks for years of great entertainment, Mickey. RIP.

3 Dark_Falcon  Apr 7, 2014 11:21:41am

Though Mickey Rooney did not appear in The Wizard of Oz, he did appear with Judy Garland for a number of stage shows connected to the movie in LA. And when Ms. Garland was given an Oscar for performance in the movie, it was Rooney who presented it to her. Thus with Mickey Rooney’s passing, the last famous person associated with the Wizard of Oz has died. RIP

4 sagehen  Apr 7, 2014 11:26:01am

“Hey kids, let’s put on a show!!”

5 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Apr 7, 2014 11:31:51am

re: #1 Pie-onist Overlord

Now who will be the butt of all the “short guy” jokes?

Rand Paul?
Vlad Putin?

Ronnie Corbett:

Youtube Video

6 b.d.  Apr 7, 2014 11:35:12am

Abe Vigoda is still alive.

abevigoda.com

7 Targetpractice  Apr 7, 2014 11:37:09am

re: #6 b.d.

Abe Vigoda is still alive.

abevigoda.com

That man’s like Keith Richards, he’ll only die if his head is removed from his neck.

8 Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2014 11:40:11am

re: #7 Targetpractice

That man’s like Keith Richards, he’ll only die if his head is removed from his neck.

I’m pretty sure that Abe Vigoda is, in reality, Angus MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod and that he was born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1536.

9 sattv4u2  Apr 7, 2014 11:41:29am

re: #1 Pie-onist Overlord

Now who will be the butt of all the “short guy” jokes?

Rand Paul?
Vlad Putin?

Martin Scorsese (5’3”)
Seth Green (5’4”)
Dustin Hoffman (5’5”)

10 klys  Apr 7, 2014 11:42:14am

re: #8 Dr Lizardo

I’m pretty sure that Abe Vigoda is, in reality, Angus MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod and that he was born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1536.

Youtube Video

11 Pie-onist Overlord  Apr 7, 2014 11:42:37am

re: #9 sattv4u2

Martin Scorsese (5’3”)
Seth Green (5’4”)
Dustin Hoffman (5’5”)

Danny DeVito!

12 dog philosopher  Apr 7, 2014 11:44:10am

fox news

A federal appeals panel has ruled that New York City has a right to ban churches from holding worship services in school buildings. In essence, it means Christians have officially become second-class citizens in the nation’s largest city.

“officially”

13 Targetpractice  Apr 7, 2014 11:45:22am

re: #12 dog philosopher

fox news

A federal appeals panel has ruled that New York City has a right to ban churches from holding worship services in school buildings. In essence, it means Christians have officially become second-class citizens in the nation’s largest city.

“officially”

“Second-class citizens,” my ass. Give me a call when there’s a national campaign to stop the construction of a church in NYC.

14 b.d.  Apr 7, 2014 11:49:50am

re: #12 dog philosopher

fox news

A federal appeals panel has ruled that New York City has a right to ban churches from holding worship services in school buildings. In essence, it means Christians have officially become second-class citizens in the nation’s largest city.

“officially”

Churches = Christianity?

No other religions have churches?

15 GunstarGreen  Apr 7, 2014 11:50:01am

re: #12 dog philosopher

fox news

A federal appeals panel has ruled that New York City has a right to ban churches from holding worship services in school buildings. In essence, it means Christians have officially become second-class citizens in the nation’s largest city.

“officially”

So who else gets to hold worship services in a school building?

Or is this one of those EXTRA RIGHTZ!1!111!!1!! that they’re always telling us about when it’s gays wanting to get married?

16 dog philosopher  Apr 7, 2014 11:51:05am

mickey rooney was one of the last of the old time “triple threats” - he sang, he danced, he told jokes. dick van dyke was another one

these days singers just stand on the stage looking glitzy while a light show goes off

17 danarchy  Apr 7, 2014 11:51:29am

Sad news in the animal kingdom today too, Shadowfax has passed away.

18 Pie-onist Overlord  Apr 7, 2014 11:52:29am

What happened to the old Hollywood tradition where, if an actor couldn’t sing for shit, a trained singer sang all the songs and it was dubbed in post-production.

Looking at you Inspector Javert.

19 Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2014 11:52:37am

re: #10 klys

[Embedded content]

Man fears time: Time fears the Pyramids Abe Vigoda. Abe Vigoda fears only The Kurgan.

Imma lookin’ for Abe Vigoda.

20 wrenchwench  Apr 7, 2014 11:53:08am

re: #14 b.d.

Churches = Christianity?

No other religions have churches?

Looks like the word is closely associated with that particular religion.

Church is a religious institution, place of worship, or group of worshipers that is generally Christian.

21 Decatur Deb  Apr 7, 2014 11:54:20am

re: #15 GunstarGreen

So who else gets to hold worship services in a school building?

Or is this one of those EXTRA RIGHTZ!1!111!!1!! that they’re always telling us about when it’s gays wanting to get married?

So split the difference: Let Christian churches use the school buildings to celebrate gay weddings.

22 De Kolta Chair  Apr 7, 2014 11:55:10am

My sister had a big crush on his son Tim, at least until Bobby Sherman came along.

Image: TimRooney1967.jpg

23 lawhawk  Apr 7, 2014 11:55:53am

Thought exercise:

So, would the same people who are complaining about NYC schools not being allowed to be used by church worship services have a problem with a ban on those sames schools prohibiting Cthulhu worship practices? Muslim religious ceremonies? Wiccan rites? Jewish ceremonies?

Oh, you mean that the court found that the City rule prohibited all religious groups from holding services in school buildings. Shocking. Equal treatment.

Would it surprise you then that the question arose because the Christian congregation couldn’t find a suitable place for worship it could afford, and then sought to use the school after hours? Or that the City’s policy was designed to specifically avoid the establishment clause issue under the 1st?

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that a city Department of Education policy that prohibits church services in public schools is constitutional. The policy allows religious and other community organizations to use classrooms and other facilities for after-hours programs but denies access to those seeking to use the space as a “house of worship.”

Two of the three judges on the panel agreed to reverse a 2012 lower court decision by U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ordering the department not to enforce the rule against the Bronx Household of Faith. The appeals court disagreed with the judge’s finding that denying the church access to the school would violate First Amendment protections regarding free exercise of faith.

“In the District Court’s view, because Bronx Household and its congregants have a constitutional right to worship as they choose without interference from government and cannot afford to pay for a large enough site to accommodate the entire congregation, the Free Exercise Clause obligates the (department) to provide them with a subsidized facility in which to exercise the right,” the majority wrote. “The Free Exercise Clause, however, has never been understood to require government to finance a subject’s exercise of religion.”

By refusing to host religious services, the department is correctly seeking to avoid the risk of violating the Establishment Clause, which prohibits government from endorsing a religion, the two judges added. The dissenting judge disagreed, in part by citing a survey finding that of the 50 largest school districts in the United States, New York City is the only one that excludes religious worship from its facilities.

24 prairiefire  Apr 7, 2014 11:57:58am

re: #22 De Kolta Chair

My big sister had a big crush on his son Tim, at least until Bobby Sherman came along.

Image: TimRooney1967.jpg

“Here Come The Brides!”

25 sagehen  Apr 7, 2014 12:00:34pm

re: #16 dog philosopher

mickey rooney was one of the last of the old time “triple threats” - he sang, he danced, he told jokes. dick van dyke was another one

these days singers just stand on the stage looking glitzy while a light show goes off

Bullshit. A singer who can’t dance sells no tickets.

Youtube Video

Youtube Video

26 CuriousLurker  Apr 7, 2014 12:01:58pm

Drive-by for the animal lovers:

My Bionic Pet
Amazing animal prosthetics and equally amazing animals.
Premieres Wednesday, April 9, on PBS.

27 GunstarGreen  Apr 7, 2014 12:02:13pm

re: #23 lawhawk

Honestly, it’s just an open-and-shut case for the application of the handy-dandy WIBPDI rule.

What If Brown People Did It?

Take the exact same situation, except instead of Christians looking to use a school as an imprumptu church, it’s Muslims. Are people outraged now?

Then they can shut the hell up.

28 lawhawk  Apr 7, 2014 12:08:10pm

re: #25 sagehen

The exception that proves the rule?

Youtube Video

29 Dark_Falcon  Apr 7, 2014 12:08:17pm

re: #27 GunstarGreen

Honestly, it’s just an open-and-shut case for the application of the handy-dandy WIBPDI rule.

What If Brown People Did It?

Take the exact same situation, except instead of Christians looking to use a school as an impromptu church, it’s Muslims. Are people outraged now?

Then they can shut the hell up.

The problem with that tactic in this case is that a great many millions of ‘brown people’ are Christian. If the ‘brown people’ in question were Pentecostals from Nicaragua, I doubt groups complaining about a mosque would mind. Many evangelicals would actually welcome that.

30 gwangung  Apr 7, 2014 12:08:27pm

re: #16 dog philosopher

mickey rooney was one of the last of the old time “triple threats” - he sang, he danced, he told jokes. dick van dyke was another one

these days singers just stand on the stage looking glitzy while a light show goes off

Hugh Jackman has a few words for you.

*snikt*

31 AntonSirius  Apr 7, 2014 12:09:59pm

re: #12 dog philosopher

fox news

A federal appeals panel has ruled that New York City has a right to ban churches from holding worship services in school buildings. In essence, it means Christians have officially become second-class citizens in the nation’s largest city.

“officially”

If Christians don’t have the right to commandeer my living room for their services, it’s just as bad as when the Romans fed them to lions.

32 lawhawk  Apr 7, 2014 12:10:02pm

re: #30 gwangung

And to say nothing of NPH!

33 EmmaAnne  Apr 7, 2014 12:11:59pm

re: #16 dog philosopher

mickey rooney was one of the last of the old time “triple threats” - he sang, he danced, he told jokes. dick van dyke was another one

these days singers just stand on the stage looking glitzy while a light show goes off

Pink would like a word with you.

34 Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2014 12:12:25pm

re: #26 CuriousLurker

Made me think of the “RePet” store from The 6th Day.

35 Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2014 12:14:38pm

It’s an election year and the primaries are coming up soon here in Mississippi. Our long time conservative senator Thad Cochran will be facing a tea party minded challenger by the name of Chris Daniels. Here’s a screen cap from near the start of Cochran’s recent TV spot:

Yes, they are actually saying that voting against Obamacare ONE HUNDRED times is a GOOD reason to vote Cochran. Never mind the stupidity of having that many votes to begin with nor the fact there are fare more pressing issues to deal with in this state.

It’s going to be an interesting ride to November I tell you.

36 AntonSirius  Apr 7, 2014 12:16:59pm

re: #16 dog philosopher

mickey rooney was one of the last of the old time “triple threats” - he sang, he danced, he told jokes. dick van dyke was another one

these days singers just stand on the stage looking glitzy while a light show goes off

Kristin Chenoweth? Hugh Jackman? Neil Patrick Harris?

There are still plenty of triple threats around.

37 Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2014 12:17:19pm

3.3 Magnitude earthquake near Sherwood, OR.

kgw.com

Not far from Portland, OR. I remember the Scotts Mills earthquake back in 1993. That woke my ass up. 5.6 Magnitude, with a VII on the Mercalli scale.

38 Dark_Falcon  Apr 7, 2014 12:18:45pm

re: #33 EmmaAnne

Pink would like a word with you.

Later maybe. DE is busy telling several young people to get off of his lawn.

39 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 7, 2014 12:18:58pm

re: #12 dog philosopher

fox news

A federal appeals panel has ruled that New York City has a right to ban churches from holding worship services in school buildings. In essence, it means Christians have officially become second-class citizens in the nation’s largest city.

“officially”

New York City might just want to avoid any dispute about any religion using school premises for whatever reason. But that is not the Fox News angle.

40 Killgore Trout  Apr 7, 2014 12:19:14pm

The Oregon grocery story is getting some national attention. From a fellow gay rights supporter…
The gay marriage bigots strike again

One of these days, our proselytizers for sexual liberalism are going to look in the mirror and realize that they’ve become precisely what they so loathe and fear in others: narrow-minded commissars patrolling the boundaries of acceptable thought and using intimidation to enforce comprehensive social and cultural conformity.

The reckoning won’t come a day too soon for me.

41 leftynyc  Apr 7, 2014 12:21:07pm

re: #30 gwangung

Hugh Jackman has a few words for you.

*snikt*

So does Neil Patrick Harris.

42 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Apr 7, 2014 12:22:23pm

re: #40 Killgore Trout

Just like moronic comparisons to the fascists are odious, so are idiotic comparisons to the Soviets.

FYI, commissars didn’t use ‘intimidation’, they used ‘shooting people, sending people to siberia, putting people on trial and beating them until they confessed’.

Li’l different.

43 Sophist, D.D., DDS, DFH  Apr 7, 2014 12:27:41pm

re: #42 Fairly Sure I’m Still Obdicut

FYI, commissars didn’t use ‘intimidation’, they used ‘boycotts, protest marches, and sternly-worded editorials’.

Fixed that for you.

44 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2014 12:31:26pm

Family values!

McAllister caught in extramarital encounter

[Louisiana] Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister, who campaigned for office last fall as a devout Christian and devoted husband and father, was caught in video surveillance two days before Christmas passionately embracing and kissing one of his congressional aides.

Throughout last fall’s congressional campaign, McAllister, a Republican from Swartz, touted his Christian faith and in one television commercial, he asked voters to pray for him. At least two other campaign television commercials featured McAllister walking hand in hand with his wife, Kelly, while their five children walked along. One television commercial captured the McAllister family in the kitchen of their home preparing breakfast before attending church.

45 Dark_Falcon  Apr 7, 2014 12:31:55pm

re: #40 Killgore Trout

[scene]
Killgore Trout runs in shouting “Let me have it!”

Obdicut pastes him in the face with a Lemon Cream Pie.
[/scene]

46 aagcobb  Apr 7, 2014 12:34:49pm

re: #35 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s an election year and the primaries are coming up soon here in Mississippi. Our long time conservative senator Thad Cochran will be facing a tea party minded challenger by the name of Chris Daniels. Here’s a screen cap from near the start of Cochran’s recent TV spot:

[Embedded image]

Yes, they are actually saying that voting against Obamacare ONE HUNDRED times is a GOOD reason to vote Cochran. Never mind the stupidity of having that many votes to begin with nor the fact there are fare more pressing issues to deal with in this state.

It’s going to be an interesting ride to November I tell you.

He should’ve cast multiple votes against Obamacare every day since it was proposed. RINO!

47 Kragar  Apr 7, 2014 12:35:21pm

Pat Robertson: If Mozilla CEO is anti-gay then my ‘God almighty is a hater’ too

I’m not really seeing a problem with that statement. Anyone who says he’ll plunge anyone who doesn’t love and obey him into a pit of fire for all of eternity pretty much fits the bill of hater.

48 wrenchwench  Apr 7, 2014 12:38:07pm
49 aagcobb  Apr 7, 2014 12:39:52pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

Family values!

McAllister caught in extramarital encounter

Time for the tearful press conference with the wife standing resolutely by her remorseful man.

50 Kilroy01  Apr 7, 2014 12:41:01pm

re: #37 Dr Lizardo

Shook the bed. Startled one of three dogs.
Wife denied it happened.

51 sattv4u2  Apr 7, 2014 12:42:14pm

re: #50 Kilroy01

Shook the bed. Startled one of three dogs.
Wife denied it happened.

Yeah

There’ve been times I thought I had done a great job too and the wife wasn’t impressed!!

oh ,, wait ,,, nevahmind!!!

52 Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2014 12:43:57pm

re: #50 Kilroy01

Shook the bed. Startled one of three dogs.
Wife denied it happened.

Heh.

With the Scotts Mills quake, it was a little after 0530 in the morning - the neighbor’s dog was howling and that woke me up. I looked out the window, and noticed it pawing at the ground. Then dead silence - no birds, nothing, followed by a sound like low thunder and then the shock wave hit.

It was pretty strong in terms of intensity. Not just the typical horizontal motion, but vertical motion as well.

53 Dark_Falcon  Apr 7, 2014 12:44:37pm

BBL

54 allegro  Apr 7, 2014 12:48:07pm

For some years now I’ve hesitated or even refused to shop at a business that displays the jesus fish on the door or, like Chick Fila or Hobby Lobby make their religion and bigotry part of their advertised identities. That is my right as a consumer. I have never asked business owners about their personal beliefs on any subject - none of my business. But when that business puts its beliefs in my face, it adds that element that makes me question whether or not I want to proceed with a relationship. The responsibility for the results is entirely on the business owner who made it an issue in the first place.

55 Kilroy01  Apr 7, 2014 12:48:38pm

re: #52 Dr Lizardo

Spring Break Quake - It woke me up.. about it.

We are total earthquake wimps.
No Hurricanes
No Tornadoes
No locusts
But to do have a history of volcanoes.

56 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2014 12:51:39pm

cuteness relief…

57 dog philosopher  Apr 7, 2014 12:51:51pm

re: #50 Kilroy01

Shook the bed. Startled one of three dogs.
Wife denied it happened.

it’s not an orgasm until it startles at least two out of three dogs

58 dog philosopher  Apr 7, 2014 12:52:35pm

re: #38 Dark_Falcon

Later maybe. DE is busy telling several young people to get off of his lawn.

these kids these days and their “ya-ya” music

59 CuriousLurker  Apr 7, 2014 12:53:41pm

Details at the link (The Mozilla Blog):

FAQ on CEO Resignation

Over the past few days, we have received a lot of questions and seen a great number of media stories about the events surrounding Brendan Eich’s resignation from the role of CEO. Many of the media stories have incorrect facts, so we compiled the following FAQ as a resource for everyone to have access to the core facts. […]

Q: Was Brendan Eich fired?

A: No, Brendan Eich resigned. […]

Q: Was Brendan asked to resign by the Board?

A: No. […]

Q: Was Brendan Eich forced out by employee pressure?

A: No. […]

Q: Did Board members resign over Brendan’s Prop 8 donation?

A: No. […]

Q: Is Mozilla becoming a social activist organization?

A. No. […]

Q: Is Mozilla pro-gay-marriage?

A. […] The Mozilla Project — which is the overall umbrella for Mozilla’s global community — does not take stands on issues outside the scope of the Mozilla Manifesto.

60 Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2014 12:54:08pm

re: #57 dog philosopher

it’s not an orgasm until it startles at least two out of three dogs

Or until it can be heard at least a block way. Like my ex-wife.

61 Kilroy01  Apr 7, 2014 12:55:36pm

re: #60 Dr Lizardo

Your wife heard you a block away?! No wonder she’s your ex.
//

62 Targetpractice  Apr 7, 2014 12:56:54pm

re: #59 CuriousLurker

Details at the link (The Mozilla Blog):

And see, this is how much disinformation about this is floating around. I’ve been convinced for days that this was a board decision, but it looks like Eich decided he just wasn’t up to the job. I actually do feel a bit bad for how I’ve treated the guy. But before Killgore puts a tic in the “Win” column, I feel bad because I continue to believe Eich could have made this go away had he just said aloud what his reasons for the donation were.

63 Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2014 12:57:10pm

re: #61 Kilroy01

Your wife heard you a block away?! No wonder she’s your ex.
//

lol

My ex-wife was………vocal.

64 Kilroy01  Apr 7, 2014 1:00:46pm

re: #63 Dr Lizardo

So safe sex involved hearing protection?

65 CuriousLurker  Apr 7, 2014 1:02:21pm

re: #62 Targetpractice

And see, this is how much disinformation about this is floating around. I’ve been convinced for days that this was a board decision, but it looks like Eich decided he just wasn’t up to the job. I actually do feel a bit bad for how I’ve treated the guy. But before Killgore puts a tic in the “Win” column, I feel bad because I continue to believe Eich could have made this go away had he just said aloud what his reasons for the donation were.

IMO no one gets to put a tic in the “Win” column, least of all KT who has been using the (incorrect) story to advocate for his POV as much as anyone else.

66 sattv4u2  Apr 7, 2014 1:03:06pm

re: #63 Dr Lizardo

lol

My ex-wife was………vocal.

My wife is too

“What are you doing?”
“Stop that. You know it’s annoying”
“Is this going to take long?”

67 aagcobb  Apr 7, 2014 1:04:30pm

re: #66 sattv4u2

My wife is too

“What are you doing?”
“Stop that. You know it’s annoying”
“Is this going to take long?”

Does your wife know you talk about her like this on the internet?//

68 TedStriker  Apr 7, 2014 1:06:59pm

re: #63 Dr Lizardo

lol

My ex-wife was………vocal.

Did it involve the invocation of deities?

///

69 sattv4u2  Apr 7, 2014 1:07:15pm

re: #67 aagcobb

Does your wife know you talk about her like this on the internet?//

We discuss lots of things. We actually have a very active life!

We go out to dinner 4 times a week

She goes on Tuesdays and Thursdays,,,,, I go on Wednesday and Fridays

70 Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2014 1:08:41pm

re: #69 sattv4u2

We discuss lots of things. We actually have a very active life!

We go out to dinner 4 times a week

She goes on Tuesdays and Thursdays,,,,, I go on Wednesday and Fridays

I read this in Rodney Dangerfield’s voice.

71 lawhawk  Apr 7, 2014 1:09:48pm

re: #70 Eclectic Cyborg

I read this in Rodney Dangerfield’s voice.

Henny Youngman. Take my wife…. Please!?

72 Targetpractice  Apr 7, 2014 1:10:04pm

re: #65 CuriousLurker

IMO no one gets to put a tic in the “Win” column, least of all KT who has been using the (incorrect) story to advocate for his POV as much as anyone else.

I never considered Eich’s resignation a “Win,” because I feel that the man still has good ideas and Mozilla would have benefited from them. But it only would have hurt the company to keep on a CEO who felt that employees in the company should be denied rights based solely on who they are rather than what they do. That may not be what he believes, but I can’t say because he never did.

73 dog philosopher  Apr 7, 2014 1:11:24pm

re: #40 Killgore Trout

The Oregon grocery story is getting some national attention. From a fellow gay rights supporter…
The gay marriage bigots strike again

One of these days, our proselytizers for sexual liberalism are going to look in the mirror and realize that they’ve become precisely what they so loathe and fear in others: narrow-minded commissars patrolling the boundaries of acceptable thought and using intimidation to enforce comprehensive social and cultural conformity.

The reckoning won’t come a day too soon for me.

just like those narrow minded commissars patrolling the united states and imposing their fascistic desire to allow blacks to drink from the same water fountain as white folks

AND THEY’RE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT ‘DIVERSITY’ AND ‘CHOICE’!!!11!!

yet i no longer have the choice to drink from a whites only fountain

i refuse to live under such intimidation…

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

74 GeneJockey  Apr 7, 2014 1:11:47pm

re: #42 Fairly Sure I’m Still Obdicut

Just like moronic comparisons to the fascists are odious, so are idiotic comparisons to the Soviets.

FYI, commissars didn’t use ‘intimidation’, they used ‘shooting people, sending people to siberia, putting people on trial and beating them until they confessed’.

Li’l different.

Yeah, but you got to admit, all that was pretty intimidating, so if, once again, you redefine ‘intimidation’ so broadly as to lose all meaning, then, yeah, they’re….

Nah. I can’t get there. It’s just too silly.

75 sattv4u2  Apr 7, 2014 1:12:34pm

re: #70 Eclectic Cyborg

I read this in Rodney Dangerfield’s voice.

I thought you read it on LGF!?!?!

76 dog philosopher  Apr 7, 2014 1:13:47pm

narrow-minded commissars patrolling the boundaries of acceptable thought

“how much longer must i be forced to leave you alone!!!!”

77 Killgore Trout  Apr 7, 2014 1:15:41pm

re: #59 CuriousLurker

So now we have clarification that the vast majority of employees wanted him to stay, the board wanted his to stay, the company in general wanted him to stay. He was forced to choose to step down because a few noisy outside agitators.

78 klys  Apr 7, 2014 1:16:26pm

Nuke it from orbit.

Only way to make sure the horse stays dead.

79 wrenchwench  Apr 7, 2014 1:16:52pm

re: #77 Killgore Trout

So now we have clarification that the vast majority of employees wanted him to stay, the board wanted his to stay, the company in general wanted him to stay. He was forced to choose to step down because a few noisy outside agitators.

Language abuse. Smells like bullshit.

80 GeneJockey  Apr 7, 2014 1:18:36pm

Speaking of ‘too silly’, my wingnut cousin in West Oh, For Fuck’s Sake Virginia ‘liked’ something on FB this weekend that once again proved the Right don’t get irony, in addition to their other problems:

Someone, in discussing Bush’s painting, apparently noted that Hitler liked to paint, too. It’s the perfect, “You know who ELSE used to…”, and yeah, it’s a really stupid comparison.

The first comment was essentially, ‘Yeah, it’s so stupid to compare Bush to Hitler. Obama’s the one who’s like Hitler!! He’s Hitler Junior!!!’

Farther down the thread, not to be outdone, someone said Obama is so bad Hitler should be Obama Junior. Presumably because Presidenting while black is worse than killing millions of Jews, Roma, Communists, and gays while starting a war that killed upwards of 50 million people worldwide.

81 GeneJockey  Apr 7, 2014 1:20:38pm

re: #77 Killgore Trout

So now we have clarification that the vast majority of employees wanted him to stay, the board wanted his to stay, the company in general wanted him to stay. He was forced to choose to step down because a few noisy outside agitators.

You know what we used to say in the 60s - ‘Inside every white washer there’s a black agitator.’

82 kirkspencer  Apr 7, 2014 1:25:05pm

re: #77 Killgore Trout

So now we have clarification that the vast majority of employees wanted him to stay, the board wanted his to stay, the company in general wanted him to stay. He was forced to choose to step down because a few noisy outside agitators.

I’ve seen this imprecision before. I’m tired of it.

We do not have clarification that the vast majority of employees wanted him to stay. We know that he was not asked to leave by most of the employees interviewed.

We do not know the board wanted him to stay. We know they did not ask him to leave. We also know they accepted his resignation without asking him to change his mind (same sources you’re using).

Not asking someone to leave is not necessarily wanting them to stay - or leave. Depending on the voices of a few, especially when the few are chosen unscientifically or when not appointed to speak on behalf of others, is untrustworthy.

83 Sophist, D.D., DDS, DFH  Apr 7, 2014 1:25:30pm

re: #77 Killgore Trout

So now we have clarification that the vast majority of employees wanted him to stay, the board wanted his to stay, the company in general wanted him to stay. He was forced to choose to step down because a few noisy outside agitators.

None of that is true.

84 ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2014 1:30:41pm

re: #25 sagehen

Bullshit. A singer who can’t dance sells no tickets.

[Embedded content]

I don’t know. Seems Florence Welch (Florence + the Machine) gets by without slinking around the stage ‘dancing’ like Beyonce and others. I’m sure if given thought, there are many others.

As far as dancing goes, well, I bet there are many that could do without the movements of Miley, Britney and others.

I’m sure this is a generational thing. Seems the modern pop artists have to have dance moves, a DJ and band, backup dancers and a lot of props, etc. to cover for the talent. I used to be fine with a band that didn’t look so hot but had real musical talent and creativity.

(Get off my outdoor concert lawn!)

: )

85 The Awkward Guy  Apr 7, 2014 1:33:50pm

re: #77 Killgore Trout

Are you done?

86 lawhawk  Apr 7, 2014 1:35:56pm

This is one heck of a video (my inlaw sent the link to me, knowing how I love wildlife and landscape photography). The photographer here is one cool customer considering that he’s dealing with an immature bull elk at close range.

And by close range, I mean, head butting-close.

m.koreus.com

Eventually the elk gives up interest, but not before testing this photographer’s wits and willpower to avoid being gored and/or seriously injured. Oh, and what stories he would have to tell.

87 sattv4u2  Apr 7, 2014 1:38:58pm

re: #86 lawhawk

Started with the phrase

“Hold my beer. I want to get a picture”

88 ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2014 1:41:48pm

re: #54 allegro

For some years now I’ve hesitated or even refused to shop at a business that displays the jesus fish on the door or, like Chick Fila or Hobby Lobby make their religion and bigotry part of their advertised identities. That is my right as a consumer. I have never asked business owners about their personal beliefs on any subject - none of my business. But when that business puts its beliefs in my face, it adds that element that makes me question whether or not I want to proceed with a relationship. The responsibility for the results is entirely on the business owner who made it an issue in the first place.

Doesn’t it sometimes seem like Christian symbology and rhetoric has more to do with showing other people you are special, saved and better than others? I have never got the whole display thing with modern Christians. It really is so different from the way the main player, Jesus, is portrayed. If he were to come back again, as many Christians hope, I’m afraid they will be really bummed with the results. There will be much kicking out of the temples, knowing more and chiding the elders, and casting out the fakes.

89 palomino  Apr 7, 2014 1:56:59pm

re: #85 The Awkward Guy

Are you done?

Done? He’s been done for a long time.

Overdone now. Like dried up and overcooked. All juice and flavor gone.

90 EPR-radar  Apr 7, 2014 2:04:23pm

re: #89 palomino

Done? He’s been done for a long time.

Overdone now. Like dried up and overcooked. All juice and flavor gone.

The dead horse has been flogged. Repeatedly.

Some days after its first burial, it was exhumed for another round or two of flogging.

Buried again. Not much left now but bones.

Bones exhumed for the 33rd time. Ritual flogging of the bones performed.

The dead horse has now been reduced to a fine powder.

Most people have better things to do than flog powder. Powder flogged anyway.

Subatomic remnant of the horse sent to a particle accelerator, since normal flogging implements are no longer capable of handling this specialized task.

91 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 7, 2014 2:19:18pm

re: #23 lawhawk
In the District Court’s view, because Bronx Household and its congregants have a constitutional right to worship as they choose without interference from government and cannot afford to pay for a large enough site to accommodate the entire congregation, the Free Exercise Clause obligates the (department) to provide them with a subsidized facility in which to exercise the right,” the majority wrote. “The Free Exercise Clause, however, has never been understood to require government to finance a subject’s exercise of religion.”

By refusing to host religious services, the department is correctly seeking to avoid the risk of violating the Establishment Clause, which prohibits government from endorsing a religion, the two judges added. The dissenting judge disagreed, in part by citing a survey finding that of the 50 largest school districts in the United States, New York City is the only one that excludes religious worship from its facilities.

So, since they can’t afford a church, the lower court found that the state owed them a subsidized facility. Isn’t the right always going on about “THE TAKERS”. If the church can’t afford a facility, then let them go back to the middle ages and sell some indulgences. ////

I have no problem with religious groups / churches being allowed to use facilities after hours for programs, as long as they don’t make worship part of the schedule, and they are charged a rate equal to what a secular non-profit would be charged.

RBS

92 makeitstop  Apr 7, 2014 2:28:03pm

re: #78 klys

Nuke it from orbit.

Only way to make sure the horse stays dead.

Still won’t stop the continued beating thereof.
/

93 klys  Apr 7, 2014 2:28:48pm

re: #92 makeitstop

Still won’t stop the continued beating thereof.
/

You posted this with perfect timing, just after the latest barrage upstairs.

I salute you.

94 Decatur Deb  Apr 7, 2014 2:38:50pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

Family values!

McAllister caught in extramarital encounter

Sepulcher needs another coat of whitewash.

95 steve_davis  Apr 7, 2014 4:26:00pm

re: #47 Kragar

Pat Robertson: If Mozilla CEO is anti-gay then my ‘God almighty is a hater’ too

I’m not really seeing a problem with that statement. Anyone who says he’ll plunge anyone who doesn’t love and obey him into a pit of fire for all of eternity pretty much fits the bill of hater.

Not everyone who doesn’t love and obey him. Just the ones who refuse to remove the Johns from their Thomases as infants.


This article has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
E-Cig Co. Put Viagra, Cialis in Vape Liquids—the FDA Is Throbbing Mad The US Food and Drug Administration made clear on Thursday, October 11 that it has a major bone to pick with an electronic-cigarette vendor that illegally pumped prescription erectile dysfunction drugs into unapproved e-liquid products intended for vaping. The ...
Thanos
2 days, 23 hours ago
Views: 176 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Answering Voter Guide Questions as a Candidate So, my county newspaper, the Bridgeport, NE News-Blade sent me a questionnaire to create a voter guide for village voters asking my positions on issues in my town. I suppose I could expound on those for many pages, but ...
Anymouse 🌹
1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 598 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3 - Meet BullsEye See the origin story of Bullseye in Marvel's Daredevil Season 3, premiering exclusively on Netflix October 19, 2018. Watch Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix: netflix.com #Netflix #MarvelsDaredevil #CharlieCoxSUBSCRIBE: bit.ly About Netflix:Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 130 ...
Thanos
1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 674 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
St. Vincent - Slow Slow Disco (Audio)Songs are living things. They grow, they evolve, they change their moods and personalities over time. The latest version of 'Slow Disco' originally found on MASSEDUCTION. Upcoming Live Shows: ilovestvincent.com Connect with St. Vincent:instagram.com@st_vincentfacebook.com
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 802 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Sarah Palin’s Son Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges Sarah Palin's oldest son, Track Palin, was arrested Friday on domestic violence charges, Alaska State Troopers said. Troopers responded to his home in Wasilla at 10:37 p.m. after a report of a disturbance. Palin allegedly assaulted an acquaintance, then ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Views: 806 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Suspect My Tears (Audio) "Suspect My Tears" from the forthcoming album Look NowPre-order the new album Look Now:Official Store (signed + exclusive merch): found.eeAmazon (CD + vinyl): found.eeiTunes (digital download): found.eeSpotify (pre-save): found.eeApple Music (pre-add): found.ee Listen to “Suspect My Tears”:iTunes: found.eeSpotify: found.eeApple ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Views: 789 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Dark Phoenix In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Views: 828 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0