Climate Scientist on Frightening Antarctic Ice Melt: “This Is Really Happening”

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When you hear a NASA climate scientist say, “This is really happening,” you really should wake up and pay attention: Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans as Antarctic Ice Melts.

These people aren’t playin’ around.

The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the pace of the disintegration, two groups of scientists reported Monday.

The finding, which had been feared by some scientists for decades, means that a rise in global sea level of at least 10 feet may now be inevitable. The rise may continue to be relatively slow for at least the next century or so, the scientists said, but sometime after that it will probably speed up so sharply as to become a crisis.

“This is really happening,” said Thomas P. Wagner, who runs NASA’s programs on polar ice and helped oversee some of the research. “There’s nothing to stop it now. But you are still limited by the physics of how fast the ice can flow.”

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1 Skip Intro  May 12, 2014 7:03:49pm

It’s not real until world famous climatologist Rush Limbaugh says it’s real.

2 EPR-radar  May 12, 2014 7:07:46pm

Meanwhile, jackals like Marco Rubio still play to the GOP base by going all-in on climate change denial.

3 Decatur Deb  May 12, 2014 7:11:57pm

Sounds like a Patagonian problem, and I’m not Patagonian, so screw it.

(Just got a Romney 2016 popup.)

4 Kragar  May 12, 2014 7:13:40pm

Obviously this happened because of gay sex.

5 Pie-onist Overlord  May 12, 2014 7:14:19pm

*HEAD DESK*

6 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 12, 2014 7:14:49pm

re: #2 EPR-radar

Meanwhile, jackals like Marco Rubio still play to the GOP base by going all-in on climate change denial.

It’s going to be hard to deny once Florida starts going underwater.

7 b.d.  May 12, 2014 7:15:51pm

So which Gulf state republican will introduce a bill to cap hurricane relief funds at today’s levels?

8 Kragar  May 12, 2014 7:16:41pm

Everyone who goes on record as being a denier, please be advised you’re going to the back of the line for relief efforts

9 jaunte  May 12, 2014 7:18:14pm

re: #5 Pie-onist Overlord

His lid is impenetrable.

10 jaunte  May 12, 2014 7:23:07pm
11 jaunte  May 12, 2014 7:23:51pm
12 jaunte  May 12, 2014 7:24:37pm

Reload for edit….

13 Pie-onist Overlord  May 12, 2014 7:24:39pm

This asshole is Gov. of New Mexico

14 Decatur Deb  May 12, 2014 7:26:28pm

re: #10 jaunte

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Per the map, there is no rapid temperature change for Baja Alabama. Nothing changes fast in Baja Alabama.

15 freetoken  May 12, 2014 7:26:50pm

But George Will told me scientists are not to be trusted.

16 Gus  May 12, 2014 7:27:35pm

re: #13 Pie-onist Overlord

This asshole is Gov. of New Mexico

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Former. He’s an emoprog hero, no?

17 teleskiguy  May 12, 2014 7:29:36pm

re: #13 Pie-onist Overlord

This asshole is Gov. of New Mexico

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Correction: Was governor of New Mexico. For 2 terms. How does that happen?

Listen, I like the man’s hard line stance on the War on Drugs (end it, especially cannabis!). I also like the fact that he speaks his mind earnestly and honestly. But…he is a full-blown dudebro in way too many respects for me to take him seriously as a public figure.

18 Gus  May 12, 2014 7:31:02pm
19 jaunte  May 12, 2014 7:31:17pm

Federal climate change report says food, ag production could be in jeopardy

“…The agriculture chapter of the report says that in addition to higher temperatures and downpours, “climate disruptions” will also cause declines in crop and livestock production due to weeds, diseases, insect pests and other consequences of climate change.

The ag chapter also says that climate change may jeopardize the future of food security in the United States and globally, and the ability to feed the 9 billion people estimated to inhabit the earth by 2050.”

“From 1958 to 2012, Ohio and the Midwest have experienced a 37 percent increase in heavy precipitation events, and Pennsylvania and the northeastern states have experienced a 71 percent increase.”

20 missliberties  May 12, 2014 7:31:25pm

This breaks my heart. It surely does.

21 b.d.  May 12, 2014 7:31:35pm

re: #13 Pie-onist Overlord

This asshole is Gov. of New Mexico

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Was.

he is a dudebro wet dream and ran for pres. on rep. ticket last time, 1st to drop out iirc.

22 missliberties  May 12, 2014 7:32:37pm

re: #1 Skip Intro

It’s not real until world famous climatologist Rush Limbaugh says it’s real.

We’re screwed.

Jimmy Carter had it right. And they mocked him.

23 teleskiguy  May 12, 2014 7:34:41pm

I’m not too familiar with climate science. I do read cursory analysis from time to time, but I haven’t delved too deeply into the real science of climate.

But in my cursory examination of the evidence, I keep seeing - from time to time - scientists describing positive feedback loops.

I can kind of picture it in my head, but does anyone more educated want to delve further?

24 Skip Intro  May 12, 2014 7:36:48pm

re: #13 Pie-onist Overlord

This asshole is Gov. of New Mexico

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I think I’ve only heard Rush Limbaugh say that around 1000 times over the last 20 years. Good to see the governor has been paying attention to the party propaganda minister.

25 teleskiguy  May 12, 2014 7:39:22pm
26 Skip Intro  May 12, 2014 7:41:21pm

re: #15 freetoken

But George Will told me scientists are not to be trusted.

“I’m not impressed by numbers,” - Charles Krauthammer, M.D.

Hate to have him be the one to interpret my lab tests.

27 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 12, 2014 7:43:17pm

re: #23 teleskiguy

I’m not too familiar with climate science. I do read cursory analysis from time to time, but I haven’t delved to deeply into the real science of climate.

But in my cursory examination of the evidence, I keep seeing - from time to time - scientists describing positive feedback loops.

I can kind of picture it in my head, but does anyone more educated want to delve further?

It’s similar to the effect you get when you hold a mike too close to an amp or a speaker connected through the amp. The mike picks up a little sound, which the amp makes louder, which the mike picks up, etc.

If I understand it correctly, with climate, as temperatures rise, wind and sea currents start to do weird things, which exacerbates the climate changes. Higher CO2 levels also affect plant growth and plant CO2 expiration, which adds to the feedback effects.

28 EPR-radar  May 12, 2014 7:43:28pm

re: #23 teleskiguy

I’m not too familiar with climate science. I do read cursory analysis from time to time, but I haven’t delved too deeply into the real science of climate.

But in my cursory examination of the evidence, I keep seeing - from time to time - scientists describing positive feedback loops.

I can kind of picture it in my head, but does anyone more educated want to delve further?

I don’t know any of the relevant details, so hopefully someone more up to speed on specific climate issue can chime in.

What I can say is that positive feedback loops with respect to climate are very bad news. In general terms, positive feedback is when the response to a change tends to increase the original change. E.g., if increasing X also increases Y, and an increase in Y increases X, there is positive feedback.

A climate example would be if increasing temperatures tended to increase the release of greenhouses gases into the atmosphere.

Such a positive feedback process will tend to run away until some other effect intervenes to establish a new steady state. What that new steady state will be is very hard to predict.

29 freetoken  May 12, 2014 7:45:28pm
30 NJDhockeyfan  May 12, 2014 7:47:00pm
31 The Ghost of a Flea  May 12, 2014 7:52:45pm

I did not realize there was that much gay sex going on in Antarctica.

32 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 12, 2014 7:54:07pm

re: #31 The Ghost of a Flea

I did not realize there was that much gay sex going on in Antarctica.

Damned penguins!!

33 freetoken  May 12, 2014 7:55:04pm

re: #31 The Ghost of a Flea

I did not realize there was that much gay sex going on in Antarctica.

Penguins, you know…

treehugger.com

34 austin_blue  May 12, 2014 7:56:25pm

Gotdamm scientists is trying to kill ‘Murika with a takeover uv our Ekonomy!

Commonism!

(This incoherent rant paid for by the Koch brothers.)

35 Stanley Sea  May 12, 2014 7:57:30pm

re: #25 teleskiguy

You prob know more about climate change due to where you live/play. eh?

36 The Ghost of a Flea  May 12, 2014 7:59:33pm

re: #32 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

re: #33 freetoken

Leopard seals are clearly doing the work of God.

37 austin_blue  May 12, 2014 8:01:23pm

re: #30 NJDhockeyfan

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Guess we better nuke ‘em. Better for the planet and all.

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Oh, and we just had three minutes of pure, pea-sized hail. Blowoff from a cell west of us. That’s where the squall line is. We’ll see if it holds together.

38 teleskiguy  May 12, 2014 8:01:48pm

re: #35 Stanley Sea

You prob know more about climate change due to where you live/play. eh?

I’ve seen good years. I’ve seen bad years. And, I guess I’ve seen some really bad years. There’s been a few winters in the last 7 years where the old timers were like “Where’s the goddamn snow?!?” In Dec. 2011 it snowed not a single day the entire month where I live.

But I still don’t know climate science for shit. I know a little meteorology, duh. And that’s day to day. All we ski bums care about is How is the snow today?

39 austin_blue  May 12, 2014 8:02:44pm

re: #26 Skip Intro

“I’m not impressed by numbers,” - Charles Krauthammer, M.D.

Hate to have him be the one to interpret my lab tests.

Krauthammer is a Koch Bros. crack whore.

40 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 12, 2014 8:04:10pm

OT, I will take this moment to pimp a pretty good first SF novel by a former student of mine, Olivia A. Cole, Panther in the Hive.

It’s a dystopian future, set in Chicago. A major health care/health insurance corporation has convinced people (who can afford it) to accept chip implants that will keep them disease-free for the rest of their lives. Only, something goes wrong, and our young, un-chipped heroine has to learn survival skills quick to avoid being killed by zombie-like chipped citizens.

And while I’m at it, another of my former students, Kimberly Levin, has her original movie, Runoff, premiering next month at the LA Film Festival. She wrote and directed it.

41 austin_blue  May 12, 2014 8:07:20pm

re: #40 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

OT, I will take this moment to pimp a pretty good first SF novel by a former student of mine, Olivia A. Cole, Panther in the Hive.

It’s a dystopian future, set in Chicago. A major health care/health insurance corporation has convinced people (who can afford it) to accept chip implants that will keep them disease-free for the rest of their lives. Only, something goes wrong, and our young, un-chipped heroine has to learn survival skills quick to avoid being killed by zombie-like chipped citizens.

And while I’m at it, another of my former students, Kimberly Levin, has her original movie, Runoff, premiering next month at the LA Film Festival. She wrote and directed it.

You had kids like this and moved to China? Damn, Wheat, you had a pretty good stable of talent back in the day.

Oh, and heavy rain, here. Yay!

42 teleskiguy  May 12, 2014 8:10:07pm

re: #35 Stanley Sea

You prob know more about climate change due to where you live/play. eh?

re: #38 teleskiguy

Colorado has a stellar snow pack, with all of the major river basins besides the southern San Juan Mountains reporting over 100% of average snow pack and water weight.

Meanwhile in the Sierra Nevada, the snow is gone. I don’t know. Ask darthstar. I bet it’s gone.

Which doesn’t bode well for a frightening term I see from time to time in National Weather Service forecast discussions, Fire Weather.

43 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 12, 2014 8:10:46pm

re: #41 austin_blue

My students here aren’t as into the creative arts as my American students are, but I take pride in those who have started their own businesses, studied in the USA and the UK, and gone abroad to teach Chinese or work in the USA, UK or Tanzania.

I built up quite a collection of American students after two decades of teaching, but I’ve only been in China since 2008. Give the Chinese kids a break!

44 Kid A  May 12, 2014 8:13:34pm

Anyone want to play “Guess the wingnut response” with me? I’ll go first- “THERE IS NO CONSENSUS IN SCIENCE!!!!”

By that rationale, saying the earth is flat warrants a serious debate, right?

45 Cheechako  May 12, 2014 8:14:18pm

Now a report from the SE Alaska rain forest:

City warns of water shortage

JUNEAU EMPIRE

Apparently too much sunshine and clear weather can be a bad thing.

The City and Borough of Juneau posted a notice on its website Friday asking residents to begin conserving water due to lower-than-usual supplies for this time of year. Reservoir levels are standing at about 30 percent of usual capacity due to a string of high temperatures and low precipitation.

The Salmon Creek water source is subject to high turbidity in the springtime as hillside runoff fills the lake with water and sediment. A high concentration of sediment requires the source to be taken offline until the turbidity level drops to allowable limits, according to the city. Last Chance Basin, the city’s primary source of water, usually can provide enough water for residents. The combination of increased water usage and inability to use Salmon Creek at this time makes conservation efforts a must.

CBJ Public Works is asking residents to curtail water usage until reservoir levels are back to normal. This includes not washing cars and boats or watering lawns and gardens.

The city warns that a lack of water conservation could lead to low water pressure and the potential loss of water in some areas.

“This is a serious issue and please do everything you can to conserve water,” read the announcement on the CBJ website.

Juneau’s run of warm weather set a record high Friday of 75 degrees. The previous record for May 9 set in 2005 was 71 degrees. Haines tied a record high of 73 (also set in 2005). Prior to Saturday’s light shower, Juneau hadn’t seen rain since April 29.

Since this is a rainforest the shortage won’t last very long.

46 calochortus  May 12, 2014 8:15:26pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

There’s darned little snow left up there. The hills in the Bay Area were green with a brown cast to them last week. Today the hills are pretty much brown with a bit of green haze here and there. And our hot weather is just starting.

47 teleskiguy  May 12, 2014 8:22:01pm

re: #45 Cheechako

There were a couple of instances when Anchorage was in the 50s and New Orleans was in the 20s this last winter.

Think about that!

48 austin_blue  May 12, 2014 8:25:10pm

re: #43 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

My students here aren’t as into the creative arts as my American students are, but I take pride in those who have started their own businesses, studied in the USA and the UK, and gone abroad to teach Chinese or work in the USA, UK or Tanzania.

I built up quite a collection of American students after two decades of teaching, but I’ve only been in China since 2008. Give the Chinese kids a break!

Any truth to the stories I read about the suppression of individual thought among the majority of the students? That they are front-loaded to toe the State line?

49 Gus  May 12, 2014 8:25:27pm

HASH TAG DIPLOMACY IS THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD!!11ty

Yep, Freedom Fries

On March 11, 2003 Republican U.S. Representatives Bob Ney and Walter B. Jones directed the three House cafeterias to change all references to French fries and French toast on menus, and replace them with Freedom fries and Freedom toast, respectively. Jones chose to follow Cubbie’s example by circulating a letter to his colleagues advocating their renaming because, he said, “the French were ‘sitting on the sidelines.’”[4][7] As Ney was Chairman of the United States House Committee on House Administration, the action did not require any vote, as the committee has authority over House cafeterias. According to a statement released by Ney, the renaming was intended to express displeasure with France’s “continued refusal to stand with their U.S. allies”. The statement further read: “This action today is a small but symbolic effort to show the strong displeasure many on Capitol Hill have with our so-called ally, France.”[8] When asked about his view on the change, Jones said it was a “lighthearted gesture.”[9]

50 austin_blue  May 12, 2014 8:27:44pm

NOAA just posted a flash flood warning.

And I’ve got to reset all of my digital clocks, goddammit.

51 Gus  May 12, 2014 8:27:56pm

Hilarious when you consider the RWNJs live in hashtag on Twitter. Ask Alouette.

52 Cheechako  May 12, 2014 8:30:48pm

re: #47 teleskiguy

There were a couple of instances when Anchorage was in the 50s and New Orleans was in the 20s this last winter.

Think about that!

I missed out. I was a snowbird in the Arizona desert last winter.

53 The Ghost of a Flea  May 12, 2014 8:32:06pm

re: #49 Gus

Man, I was kind of glad I had forgotten about that.

Also, the dried, jerky-like corpse of “the French are incompetent surrender monkeys.”

54 Zamb  May 12, 2014 8:34:25pm

re: #44 Kid A

Never mind that you can’t prove that cars use gasoline or that coal can produce electricity so therefore we have to stop this sham of an energy policy.

55 The Ghost of a Flea  May 12, 2014 8:35:16pm

re: #53 The Ghost of a Flea

I mean they’ve only risen to being a terrifying military power once a century for…7 or so centuries.

Fucking pansies.

56 Gus  May 12, 2014 8:36:23pm

re: #53 The Ghost of a Flea

Man, I was kind of glad I had forgotten about that.

Also, the dried, jerky-like corpse of “the French are incompetent surrender monkeys.”

YEAH BUT THAT WAS DIFFERENT!!11ty

57 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 12, 2014 8:38:09pm

re: #48 austin_blue

Any truth to the stories I read about the suppression of individual thought among the majority of the students? That they are front-loaded to toe the State line?

It’s subtle, but it’s there. They get a lot of indoctrination throughout their school years, and in college are required to attend courses on Marx and Mao. The history lessons are slanted in favor of the Glorious Party, and there’s a xenophobic tinge to some of it.

Aside from the political aspect, the exam-based educational system pretty much quashes any chance to be creative as a senior high school student. Their time from the age of 16 to 18 is spent studying almost 24/7 for the college entrance exam, unless they’re vying for a spot in music or dance college.

Then, there’s a strong bias against risk and individuality here, and toward a safe, secure career that will enable an only child to support his or her parents and grandparents in their retirement.

One of my third-year students here told me she wants to make movies, but she’s majoring in business English for a career in foreign trade. I told her there’s no reason why she can’t make her own movie now. The technology is easily available, and she’s got free time as a student still. This possibility never occurred to her before.

58 Gus  May 12, 2014 8:38:28pm

59 teleskiguy  May 12, 2014 8:38:55pm

I just realized, fellow lizards, that I am perilously close to 1000 comments on this here fine website, only 10 after this here comment.

This is for the skiing-minded lizard.

Steve and Jeremy Jones own Teton Gravity Research, a millions-dollars ski porn factory in Jackson, WY. Protect Our Winters (POW, get it?) is an organization headed by the Jones brothers. They do some good social media stuff on climate change awareness.

And then I read this: tukadika.com

Mind you fellow skiing lizard, the article contains some fuckin’ tinfoil hat shit about “geoengineering.” Just ignore that bullshit, because I think there’s some on-point criticism of Protect Our Winters and their founders.

60 Gus  May 12, 2014 8:39:10pm

61 The Ghost of a Flea  May 12, 2014 8:40:24pm

re: #58 Gus

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…and frites are a Belgian specialty.

History is a derp stamping a herpaderp, derp.

62 Gus  May 12, 2014 8:41:34pm

63 teleskiguy  May 12, 2014 8:43:11pm

re: #59 teleskiguy

I made a correction to this comment. It’s “Jeremy” not “Todd.” Don’t know how it happened, all is corrected, well and good.

64 Gus  May 12, 2014 8:45:49pm
65 Jocko's Rocket Ship  May 12, 2014 8:46:02pm

How about IL Rep at-the-time and now Senator KIrk going to China in 2009 and telling them not to buy US bonds. In the middle of a crisis he’s working against the US. He tells them the Obama administration’s policies were going to cause hyper-inflation and kill growth.

He didn’t deny it, and put out a typical RW trope press release to deflect. I hope IL can find a solid democrat candidate because that is devastating. What a douche. And he’s one of the moderates.

66 austin_blue  May 12, 2014 8:47:06pm

re: #57 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

It’s subtle, but it’s there. They get a lot of indoctrination throughout their school years, and in college are required to attend courses on Marx and Mao. The history lessons are slanted in favor of the Glorious Party, and there’s a xenophobic tinge to some of it.

Aside from the political aspect, the exam-based educational system pretty much quashes any chance to be creative as a senior high school student. Their time from the age of 16 to 18 is spent studying almost 24/7 for the college entrance exam, unless they’re vying for a spot in music or dance college.

Then, there’s a strong bias against risk and individuality here, and toward a safe, secure career that will enable an only child to support his or her parents and grandparents in their retirement.

One of my third-year students here told me she wants to make movies, but she’s majoring in business English for a career in foreign trade. I told her there’s no reason why she can’t make her own movie now. The technology is easily available, and she’s got free time as a student still. This possibility never occurred to her before.

Man, that’s a shame. So much intellectual capital being wasted (or deferred) by putting creative minds into little boxes. I understand China is focused on economic expansion, but damn, the squandering of that kind of creativity must be tough to watch firsthand.

67 Gus  May 12, 2014 8:49:29pm

Hashtags are bad. Right…

#Benghazi
#TCOT
#TGDN

[x] Freedom Fries
[x] Toby Keith
[x] Yellow Ribbons

Benghazi campaign Twibbons

68 Kragar  May 12, 2014 8:49:31pm

Netflix now has one of my favorite horror movies on streaming.

Ravenous

Youtube Video

Its fun watching Robert Carlyle just tear up the scenery

69 blueraven  May 12, 2014 8:51:29pm

Uh oh, Colbert is turning on GG.

70 Gus  May 12, 2014 8:54:10pm

Thousand points of light

71 austin_blue  May 12, 2014 8:54:18pm

re: #65 Jocko’s Rocket Ship

How about IL Rep at-the-time and now Senator KIrk going to China in 2009 and telling them not to buy US bonds. In the middle of a crisis he’s working against the US. He tells them the Obama administration’s policies were going to cause hyper-inflation and kill growth.

He didn’t deny it, and put out a typical RW trope press release to deflect. I hope IL can find a solid democrat candidate because that is devastating. What a douche. And he’s one of the moderates.

“Moderate” Republicans? It is to laugh, at this point. They can’t win primaries. The “moderate” Republican who won in North Carolina this week is as reactionary as any whack RWNJ you will ever want (or not want) to meet. Take a look at his agenda as Speaker of the NC legislature this past session and tell me he is a “moderate”.

72 jaunte  May 12, 2014 9:01:01pm

Flash Flood Warning for Travis County, Texas
Active for next 2 hours, 15 minutes
google.org

73 blueraven  May 12, 2014 9:04:07pm

re: #72 jaunte

Flash Flood Warning for Travis County, Texas
Active for next 2 hours, 15 minutes
google.org

My Garden! ):

But hell, we need it bad!

74 Jocko's Rocket Ship  May 12, 2014 9:07:57pm

re: #71 austin_blue

Well IL isn’t NC, here Obama and Durbin were Senators at the same time. Being a wingnut doesn’t work here. He’ll have a hard time in 2016 after the ads fly everywhere showing him telling the Chinese to bet against the US.

If anything he’s going to have to slot to the middle to have a chance.

75 Lidane  May 12, 2014 9:12:25pm

re: #53 The Ghost of a Flea

Also, the dried, jerky-like corpse of “the French are incompetent, cheese eating surrender monkeys.”

FTFY

76 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 12, 2014 9:13:08pm

re: #66 austin_blue

Man, that’s a shame. So much intellectual capital being wasted (or deferred) by putting creative minds into little boxes. I understand China is focused on economic expansion, but damn, the squandering of that kind of creativity must be tough to watch firsthand.

The Chinese have a divided self-assessment. On the one hand, they are very proud of their long history, of the Revolution, and the “opening up” of the late 1970s that enabled China to be a strong player in the world’s economy. On the other hand, they bewail the fact that Chinese arts — movies, cartoons, music, visual arts — are third-rate at best. The public admires the USA, Japan and South Korea for their creative accomplishments, and they know what it would take to compete, but the system works against them. Free thinkers like artist Ai Weiwei are not tolerated very well here, for one thing. Even TV shows and children’s cartoons are being regulated into a state of blandness.

State-sanctioned arts and music — everything has to be approved by the Party — are neutered versions of what makes art, art. The educated public knows it, and they avoid state media like the plague, but the Party’s duffers keep pushing out propagandistic tripe just the same.

For another example, tennis star Li Na has ruffled quite a few feathers here in China because she is outspoken, individualistic and not wiling to make the usual obeisance to the Party when accepting her trophies. The people love her, though. Tennis has become the latest sports craze due to her success.

77 Kid A  May 12, 2014 9:17:45pm

Michael Sam’s jersey is the #2 rookie-selling jersey, second behind Johnny Manziel. Would it surprise you that the wingnuts have not reacted kindly to this?
Would it also surprise you that said wingnuts immediately brought out the Tim Tebow contrast?

‘Gay’ football player kisses boyfriend = Socially acceptable.
‘Straight’ Christian football player kneels down and praises God. = Not socially acceptable.
Scotty, beam me up. This planet has gone friggin insane. :-{

Wow! and the hypocrites were pissing, moaning and whining with Tebow.

Is that he only color you have? Do they come in lavender? Can I get one with sequins? Tell me! Tell me! Does this shirt make me look fat?

Well, at least it is a way to identify those who support the RAMs and a perverse and abominable lifestyle at the same time. Not what I’d think is something one would want to boast about. No, I’m not a homophobe as I don’t fear them. I just find their open and public sin repugnant.

I would not be at all surprised if next the coaches will be obligated to supply free K-Y Jelly in the locker rooms.

Wingnuts- All classy, all the time.
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78 austin_blue  May 12, 2014 9:19:52pm

re: #73 blueraven

My Garden! ):

But hell, we need it bad!

The real rain bomb is hitting San Antonio right now. The line is passing us and I’ve got about 1.25” in my rain gauge. Still, that’s 1400 gallons in my tanks, and I won’t have to use any of it for two or three weeks. Bonus!

The real question is how much runoff will reach the reservoirs. I’m hoping we’ll get +/- 100,000 acre feet. That’s a six-week to two month cushion before the Lower Colorado River River Authority declares a Stage 3 drought. We’ll see.

79 Eclectic Cyborg  May 12, 2014 9:26:12pm

re: #77 Kid A

Tebow fell off the map because he’s not a great football player, not because he liked to kneel on the sidelines.

You think if Tebow could land passes like Peyton Manning he’d still be out of the league right now? Please.

80 Lidane  May 12, 2014 9:29:28pm

re: #77 Kid A

Freepers are being classy about that:

The market is speaking

Thaint Louith Ramth….

Bet it’s a big seller in San Francisco and Fire Island.

All you haters need to watch ESPN’s beautiful special interest story about Sam and his boyfriend. They have been trying to have children for more than a year without luck. They are exploring in-vitro options, but have not given up on “traditional” anal sex means of becoming parents. Let’s all hope they find out the mysterious cause of the infertility problem. Sam himself was quoted as saying, “if we keep trying I’m sure a little baby will come out of his bottom.”

Can you pay for it with three dollar bills?

Are they pink or lavender?

I bet the NFL bought all those jerseys, or some other special interest group.

I doubt they were bought by many fans.

I am now cleaning my screen and shaking out my keyboard. plus my co-workers are eying me now.

BS. Bulk orders via the Gay Mafia. This entire thing was rigged.

Well, f——ts do have a lot of money.

Wearing a Sam jersey in public will be like sending a message to fellow deviants that “this anus is available.”

I will never accept this. All those in this country who are OK with this can rot in hell.

This and the cheers when this pervert was selected are despicable, deplorabe and absolutely disgusting.

Look on the bright side. Where would you rather have homosexuals and Liberals spending their disposable income? On outrageously priced officially licensed NFL jerseys, or on Liberalm Democrat Congressional and Senate candidates?

Every $ spent on a Sam jersey is a dollar they can’t spend on the 2014 midterms. Conservatives should actually be encouraging this spending behavior.

“I will never accept this. All those in this country who are OK with this can rot in hell.”

You are not alone. Three hundred million Christian Americans stand with you against this infection taking over America and the NFL.

A few of the Sam jerseys being sold today may be being bought by the gay, but I bet most are being bought by those who will protest Michael Sam and will burn the Sam jerseys in protest.

Along with those protests will be a massive boycott of the NFL and we will see empty stadiums from Opening Day to the Super Bowl.

I hope you are right. However, I predict that the liberal hell holes (which is where most NFL teams are located) will threaten to burn anyone at the stake who dares to go against the gay agenda. The media will follow this mantra as well - anyone opposing the gay agenda will be put in the worst light and destroyed if possible. Like their fag-filled predecessors that made up the leadership of the Brownshirts, the gaystapo is a very real danger.

81 sagehen  May 12, 2014 9:30:46pm

re: #23 teleskiguy

I’m not too familiar with climate science. I do read cursory analysis from time to time, but I haven’t delved too deeply into the real science of climate.

But in my cursory examination of the evidence, I keep seeing - from time to time - scientists describing positive feedback loops.

I can kind of picture it in my head, but does anyone more educated want to delve further?

Ice (mostly white) reflects heat from sunlight; water (darker) absorbs it. As ice melts into water, less heat gets reflected and more is absorbed. The water works on the ice to melt more of it….

(for small-scale fractal analogue — the ice cubes in your water glass melt quicker than the ice cubes in the ice bucket.)

82 The Ghost of a Flea  May 12, 2014 9:35:19pm

re: #80 Lidane

Oh no! Someone got gayness in your homoeroticism!

83 William Barnett-Lewis  May 12, 2014 9:36:58pm

re: #79 Eclectic Cyborg

Tebow fell off the map because he’s not a great football player, not because he liked to kneel on the sidelines.

You think if Tebow could land passes like Peyton Manning he’d still be out of the league right now? Please.

The NFL, like all sports leagues, cares only about what makes money. Tebow didn’t bring in money because he wasn’t good enough at QB and he wouldn’t let himself be moved to a position he could play.

That latter is what really killed his NFL career. Sam won’t make that mistake.

84 Skip Intro  May 12, 2014 9:38:58pm

re: #80 Lidane

You are not alone. Three hundred million Christian Americans stand with you against this infection taking over America and the NFL.

Gawd Freepers are dumb.

85 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 12, 2014 9:43:57pm

re: #84 Skip Intro

You are not alone. Three hundred million Christian Americans stand with you against this infection taking over America and the NFL.

Gawd Freepers are dumb.

So, the remaining 13.9 million are soulless heathens, I guess. Or gay. Or something.

Do 300 million Americans even care about the NFL?

86 Lidane  May 12, 2014 9:52:32pm

re: #84 Skip Intro

You are not alone. Three hundred million Christian Americans stand with you against this infection taking over America and the NFL.

Gawd Freepers are dumb.

I love their fever dreams about there being empty stadiums from opening day to the Super Bowl. ROFL.

And they still don’t understand the concept of a boycott. If you buy something in order to burn it, no one cares. It still counts as a sale.

87 austin_blue  May 12, 2014 9:52:50pm

re: #85 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

So, the remaining 13.9 million are soulless heathens, I guess. Or gay. Or something.

Do 300 million Americans even care about the NFL?

Well yeah. Duh. I’m one of them (soulless, not gay) , and I want gay anal sex to be part of every NFL locker room. Pfft, goes without sayin’. Damn the man’s athletic ability.

88 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 12, 2014 9:55:47pm

re: #87 austin_blue

Well yeah. Duh. I’m one of them (soulless, not gay) , and I want gay anal sex to be part of every NFL locker room. Pfft, goes without sayin’. Damn the man’s athletic ability.

Well, his BF might care about his “athletic ability,” if you know what I mean.

89 austin_blue  May 12, 2014 9:56:57pm

re: #78 austin_blue

The real rain bomb is hitting San Antonio right now. The line is passing us and I’ve got about 1.25” in my rain gauge. Still, that’s 1400 gallons in my tanks, and I won’t have to use any of it for two or three weeks. Bonus!

The real question is how much runoff will reach the reservoirs. I’m hoping we’ll get +/- 100,000 acre feet. That’s a six-week to two month cushion before the Lower Colorado River River Authority declares a Stage 3 drought. We’ll see.

River River Authority?

I’ve got to lay off the Single Malt.

90 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 12, 2014 9:57:45pm

re: #89 austin_blue

River River Authority?

I’ve got to lay off the Single Malt.

Is that like an ATM machine?

91 austin_blue  May 12, 2014 9:58:07pm

re: #88 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

Well, his BF might care about his “athletic ability,” if you know what I mean.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

92 Kragar  May 12, 2014 10:00:00pm

Jon Stewart Tears Into Rush Limbaugh Boko Haram

Youtube Video

93 austin_blue  May 12, 2014 10:00:00pm

re: #90 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

Is that like an ATM machine?

Nope, non, nie, nein, nyet, ni bu, completely different.

94 Lidane  May 12, 2014 10:07:23pm

re: #79 Eclectic Cyborg

You think if Tebow could land passes like Peyton Manning he’d still be out of the league right now? Please.

I remember seeing some derp after the Super Bowl where some moron suggested that if Denver had had Tebow, they would’ve won. I laughed. Tebow couldn’t have gotten them to the Super Bowl in the first place.

95 palomino  May 12, 2014 10:12:19pm

re: #17 teleskiguy

Correction: Was governor of New Mexico. For 2 terms. How does that happen?

Listen, I like the man’s hard line stance on the War on Drugs (end it, especially cannabis!). I also like the fact that he speaks his mind earnestly and honestly. But…he is a full-blown dudebro in way too many respects for me to take him seriously as a public figure.

Too much Ron and Rand in that guy for me to get past. Libertarians are forward thinking on a few issues, but mired in a late 19th century economic fantasy on most others.

96 palomino  May 12, 2014 10:25:15pm

re: #60 Gus

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I remember the anti-French hysteria of 2003-2005. It was embarrassing. Pouring perfectly good French wine into gutters as a form of protest, and renaming everything with the word French in it. Juvenille crap.

In retrospect, did the French really deserve such treatment? After all, they did join our Afghanistan coalition. And were they really that wrong about Iraq? I don’t think many French today walk around saying, “Damn, I wish we’d had troops in Iraq for the last 12 years like America.”

Americans love to laugh at the French. But they live longer than Americans, work shorter hours, get more sleep and have more sex. They’re also nowhere near as fat as Americans. So maybe they should be laughing at us.

97 William Barnett-Lewis  May 12, 2014 10:30:26pm

re: #96 palomino

If you look at the history of the french army and their pursuit of the path of glory in 1914… it makes me sick to see them denigrated that way.

France paid the west’s price and then some in that war.

Until it was destroyed a generation later, alas, the memorial at St. Cyr (France’s equivalent of our West Point) had this to say - “Class of 1914”… Combined with the fact that our revolution would have died on the vine without enormous amounts of help from France? No, they need to be slapped hard & often.

98 palomino  May 12, 2014 10:37:46pm

re: #97 William Barnett-Lewis

If you look at the history of the french army and their pursuit of the path of glory in 1914… it makes me sick to see them denigrated that way.

France paid the west’s price and then some in that war.

Until it was destroyed a generation later, alas, the memorial at St. Cyr (France’s equivalent of our West Point) had this to say - “Class of 1914”… Combined with the fact that our revolution would have died on the vine without enormous amounts of help from France? No, they need to be slapped hard & often.

Yes, one reason we can complain today about having to “save the French” in WWII is that the French “saved” us 160 years earlier.

But you can’t really expect people to remember THAT part of the revolutionary era when they’re focused on the important things from that time period, like tricorne hats and dubious founding father quotes.

99 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 12, 2014 10:51:43pm

re: #98 palomino

Yes, one reason we can complain today about having to “save the French” in WWII is that the French “saved” us 160 years earlier.

But you can’t really expect people to remember THAT part of the revolutionary era when they’re focused on the important things from that time period, like tricorne hats and dubious founding father quotes.

They also forget that some places in the USA are named after King Louis of France and General de la Fayette, to name but two. it’s not for some random, oo, what a cool name! reason.

100 Single-handed sailor  May 12, 2014 11:01:55pm

I wa looking for a song to link for when it got slow in here, since the last topic was France, I’ll go with legs.

Youtube Video

101 freetoken  May 12, 2014 11:34:00pm
102 Single-handed sailor  May 13, 2014 12:24:38am

Cat Stevens - Father and Son

Youtube Video

103 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 13, 2014 1:23:20am

re: #99 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

They also forget that some places in the USA are named after King Louis of France and General de la Fayette, to name but two. it’s not for some random, oo, what a cool name! reason.

It is highly symptomatic: France refused to go along with an ill-thought out plan of action, therefore they must be vilified.

At one point I suggested to a RW raver on the topic that they should just take down the Statue of Liberty, load it onto the deck of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, and send it back to France to show that we are serious about our hissy fit.

104 Varek Raith  May 13, 2014 1:38:02am

re: #30 NJDhockeyfan

It’d also be nice if Republicans who actually trust the science of AGW would stop supporting anti-science whack jobs in their party.
Also, there is the consolation that the Chinese know this. They don’t think AGW is a hoax.

105 Targetpractice  May 13, 2014 1:47:15am

Decided to pop in to RS to see if our buddy Erick was again sermonizing to the flock. And it appears he’s not…he’s instead berating the flock for going forth and grabbing up every yahoo they could find to run against “establishment” candidates, then refusing to abandon their candidates to coalesce around one, thus allowing the “establishment” candidates to win because the rest of the vote is splintered.

I’ll provide an excellent visual representation of the “true conservative” movement in this year’s primaries:

106 Lidane  May 13, 2014 1:59:25am

re: #105 Targetpractice

If they’re ripping each other apart now, 2016 is going to be hilarious.

107 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 13, 2014 2:01:39am

re: #106 Lidane

If they’re ripping each other apart now, 2016 is going to be hilarious.

Speaking of which, I just hope Hillary does not win the Dem nomination.

Not that I would not support her (as I cannot imagine the GOP nominating anybody I could even consider voting for) but simply because the tone of political discourse will get so ugly that I will have to give up my favorite hobby, namely following politics.

108 Targetpractice  May 13, 2014 2:07:10am

re: #106 Lidane

If they’re ripping each other apart now, 2016 is going to be hilarious.

That was my first thought as well, if these half-wits can’t manage to get anybody elected now, how are they going to manage to win 2016. It’s gonna be a repeat with a field of “Not-Bushes” and…we…Jeb Bush.

109 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 2:09:22am

Scientists spend many years studying, training, working, studying and training some more over their lifetimes if they want to become expert in their field, unlike the majority of Americans who never touch a book after HS or choose an occupation and stick with it for lifetime with little or no extra training. When they collectively agree this phenomenon is happening, and that it is unstoppable, I have to trust their judgment because I am not a scientist. In fact, I only read about science, I don’t study it or do the science itself. Only by trusting their findings and their warnings on this subject can I change my lifestyle, or exhort others to do so (as I have tried to do for the last 40+ yrs), reduce waste and stay in place as much as possible, use energies as little as possible, advise my heirs to keep family size down, and think about what we as a species are doing to eliminate ourselves from the planet if we don’t. It doesn’t mean we have to become reclusive or deprive ourselves of everything and become ascetics, but to be knowledgeable and thoughtful about our own “footprint” as well as that of the society in which we live, and in the world itself. My own thought is that because we reproduce exponentially as a species, we must make the lives of women better, educate them, use their brains, train them as far as they wish to go, rather than see them simply as baby producers, while training men to take a bigger and better role in the lives of their children as well. We need to open different avenues to both women and men that will make them also think about what it is to be human. And what we don’t do ourselves, when push comes to shove in the face of dwindling resources, it will be done for us.

What I think or believe as an individual matters little when life itself, or perhaps a real dystopic future, is at stake especially if I’m not paying attention to those who know far more than I do. And these days too often opinion, not expertise, rules the day; ignorance is glorified as fact and facts themselves are thrown in the trash bin because they conflict with those opinions and that ignorance, or with some religious viewpoint.

Even as we approach 8 billion people in population on the planet, there is always a reason to have wars, conflicts and so forth and those are mainly over resources these days. Those who win get those resources and get to make the rules. That leaves the poor and those dispossessed with little on which to survive. If we don’t find better ways to humanely share and to discourage “growth” of all kinds that does not benefit the planet, then we will leave a legacy of a horrible future for our heirs, no matter what kinds of other superficial “wealth” we leave behind.

Here’s another short clip from NASA on what’s happening in Antarctica.

Runaway Glaciers in West Antarctica

Youtube Video

110 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 2:28:48am

The North American continent at a sea level rise of 60 meters (when polar ice has melted).

flood.firetree.net

111 Targetpractice  May 13, 2014 2:47:18am

re: #110 Justanotherhuman

The North American continent at a sea level rise of 60 meters (when polar ice has melted).

flood.firetree.net

Well, on the upside, folks in Richmond will have beachfront property.

112 Lidane  May 13, 2014 2:55:05am

re: #107 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Hillary was a foregone conclusion as the nominee in 2008 and we saw how that turned out. 2016 is a long way off.

113 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 2:58:15am

re: #111 Targetpractice

Well, on the upside, folks in Richmond will have beachfront property.

That probably wouldn’t happen for a few centuries, but no one really know a reasonable approximate time frame because there are too many factors involved and unforeseeables that we can only speculate about.

Maybe Waterworld, which takes place in 2500, wasn’t so far off the mark, though. Even if the movie sucked, the concept is actually rather in line with predictions.

en.wikipedia.org

114 Targetpractice  May 13, 2014 3:03:12am

re: #113 Justanotherhuman

That probably wouldn’t happen for a few centuries, but no one really know a reasonable approximate time frame because there are too many factors involved and unforeseeables that we can only speculate about.

Maybe Waterworld, which takes place in 2500, wasn’t so far off the mark, though. Even if the movie sucked, the concept is actually rather in line with predictions.

en.wikipedia.org

Actually, the more I look at that map, the more I find myself marveling at the similarity between it and all those “future maps” from the past century, where you had “psychics” claiming that the maps they were drawing were of the Earth after some major calamity at or around 2012. Yeah, the timing’s a bit off, but the results seem about the same.

115 klys  May 13, 2014 3:04:04am

re: #114 Targetpractice

Actually, the more I look at that map, the more I find myself marveling at the similarity between it and all those “future maps” from the past century, where you had “psychics” claiming that the maps they were drawing were of the Earth after some major calamity at or around 2012. Yeah, the timing’s a bit off, but the results seem about the same.

Wait, so you’re telling me psychics are legit?

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116 Targetpractice  May 13, 2014 3:05:52am

re: #115 klys

Wait, so you’re telling me psychics are legit?

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God, I hope not. I still feel bad for once saying that Rand Paul had a point about the GOP restricting voter rights with their “ID” laws.

117 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 13, 2014 3:25:06am

re: #116 Targetpractice

God, I hope not. I still feel bad for once saying that Rand Paul had a point about the GOP restricting voter rights with their “ID” laws.

There is a often core of validity hidden such views.

We should simply institute a system of national citizen ID cards (and one for legal resident aliens). That would go a long way to ending problems of voter fraud, illegal employment, etc…

Any takers out there?

118 Amory Blaine  May 13, 2014 3:27:24am
119 Dr Lizardo  May 13, 2014 3:40:07am

re: #110 Justanotherhuman

The North American continent at a sea level rise of 60 meters (when polar ice has melted).

flood.firetree.net

Looks like a good-sized portion of the San Joaquin Valley in California becomes the San Joaquin Sea at a 60 meter ocean-level rise.

So long, Bakersfield. Goodbye, Fresno. Hasta la vista, Modesto.

120 Dr Lizardo  May 13, 2014 3:48:56am

re: #110 Justanotherhuman

The North American continent at a sea level rise of 60 meters (when polar ice has melted).

flood.firetree.net

And you can pretty much write off the Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA Metropolitan Area as well. Though a friend of mine who lives in one of the neighborhoods in Vancouver will have some nice riverfront property, so she’ll be happy about that.

flood.firetree.net

121 Lidane  May 13, 2014 4:02:19am

re: #118 Amory Blaine

H.R. Giger Dead: Surrealist Artist Who Designed The Monster For The Film ‘Alien’ Dies At 74

RIP to a truly talented person.

This bums me out. H.R. Giger was a visionary, IMO. And he made things that were dark and nightmarish beautiful.

He will definitely be missed. :(

122 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 4:21:49am

Deniers gonna deny.

123 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 4:22:41am

What a douchewad Bryan’s “god” is.

124 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 4:32:40am
125 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 4:34:46am

Donald Sterling is such a freaking crybaby.

126 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 4:44:26am

re: #125 Pie-onist Overlord

Donald Sterling is such a freaking crybaby.

At his age, he’s probably turned back into a child…

127 Dr Lizardo  May 13, 2014 4:46:41am

re: #125 Pie-onist Overlord

Donald Sterling is such a freaking crybaby.

How deep of a hole did he end up digging for himself? Last observation I had, he’d breached the outer core of the Earth and was still digging, well on his way to the inner core.

128 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 4:50:01am

re: #127 Dr Lizardo

How deep of a hole did he end up digging for himself? Last observation I had, he’d breached the outer core of the Earth and was still digging, well on his way to the inner core.

They played clips of his “apology” on the radio this morning, in which he’s blubbering about how “the media” distorted his words, and how Magic Johnson is “full of All The AIDS” and he “prayed for him” but it was Magic’s own fault for sleeping with every woman in all the cities.

129 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 4:53:20am

Act act of revenge?

Spanish politician Isabel Carrasco shot dead in Leon

bbc.com

“A leading member of Spain’s ruling Popular Party, Isabel Carrasco, was shot dead in the street in the northern city of Leon yesterday.

“Local media reported police had detained two women, a mother and daughter, in connection with the shooting. The daughter was reported by local media to have just lost her job with the provincial government the day before.

“The Spanish Interior Ministry has suggested the motive may have been a “personal act of revenge related to work”. More

130 Dr Lizardo  May 13, 2014 4:54:35am

re: #128 Pie-onist Overlord

They played clips of his “apology” on the radio this morning, in which he’s blubbering about how “the media” distorted his words, and how Magic Johnson is “full of All The AIDS” and he “prayed for him” but it was Magic’s own fault for sleeping with every woman in all the cities.

*headdesk*

Living proof of the old saw that sometimes it’s better to remain silent and be thought of as a fool rather than start blabbing and be revealed as one.

131 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 4:58:10am

Adding to global warming, cont.

London’s Heathrow Airport proposes improved compensation worth £550m for those affected by its plans for a third runway - @BBCNews
read more on bbc.com

ETA: Europe with only 13 meters of sea level rise.

flood.firetree.net

132 klys  May 13, 2014 4:58:22am

re: #130 Dr Lizardo

*headdesk*

Living proof of the old saw that sometimes it’s better to remain silent and be thought of as a fool rather than start blabbing and be revealed as one.

He says he didn’t apologize earlier because Magic told him not to.

133 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 5:04:30am

Heavy rains lash Texas, triggering flood warnings as state faces second day of wild weather - @NBCNews
read more on nbcnews.com

134 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 5:04:51am

re: #132 klys

He says he didn’t apologize earlier because Magic told him not to.

Magic probably told him to not talk at all, which is the only way to STOP SAYING STUPID THINGS

135 Dr Lizardo  May 13, 2014 5:08:05am

re: #134 Pie-onist Overlord

Magic probably told him to not talk at all, which is the only way to STOP SAYING STUPID THINGS

Exactly. That would certainly be my advice to Mr. Sterling.

136 NJDhockeyfan  May 13, 2014 5:15:26am
137 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 5:28:12am

But only if you provide a name and password…

138 Dr. Matt  May 13, 2014 5:30:55am
139 b.d.  May 13, 2014 5:30:59am

re: #137 Justanotherhuman

But only if you provide a name and password…

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Did you try?

Username: Eddie
Password: I<3VLAD

140 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 5:33:22am

re: #139 b.d.

Did you try?

Username: Eddie
Password: I<3VLAD

What, so I can be tracked by GG? Even when I tried to cancel, I got this:

141 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 5:34:32am

re: #138 Dr. Matt

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I wouldn’t want to fuck Rush Limbaugh even with Ann Coulter’s penis.

142 b.d.  May 13, 2014 5:38:54am

re: #140 Justanotherhuman

If you go to Glenn’s 1st link and then access the pdfs it does not require a password. The link he added, seemingly for ease, does.

It still looks like Eddie ran off with a bunch of the NSA congressional briefing material.

143 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 5:39:18am

re: #141 Pie-onist Overlord

I wouldn’t want to fuck Rush Limbaugh even with Ann Coulter’s penis.

I doubt Lush gets a lot of trim.

After all, he’s impotent without his Viagra, amirite? In 2010, he married his 4th wife, a 33 yr old. Notice her hand in this photo—I doubt she’s going to offer him anything else.

Image: alg-limbaugh-rogers-jpg.jpg

144 Dr. Matt  May 13, 2014 5:40:54am

re: #143 Justanotherhuman

I doubt Lush gets a lot of trim.

After all, he’s impotent without his Viagra, amirite? In 2010, he married his 4th wife, a 33 yr old. Notice her hand in this photo—I doubt she’s going to offer him anything else.

Image: alg-limbaugh-rogers-jpg.jpg

Forced grin. Check
Look of disgust and shame in her eyes. Check
Token “wife”. Check.

145 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 5:41:28am

re: #142 b.d.

If you go to Glenn’s 1st link and then access the pdfs it does not require a password. The link he added, seemingly for ease, does.

It still looks like Eddie ran off with a bunch of the NSA congressional briefing material.

Wow, that really is all about GG, isn’t it?

146 b.d.  May 13, 2014 5:42:12am

re: #143 Justanotherhuman

I doubt Lush gets a lot of trim.

After all, he’s impotent without his Viagra, amirite? In 2010, he married his 4th wife, a 33 yr old. Notice her hand in this photo—I doubt she’s going to offer him anything else.

Image: alg-limbaugh-rogers-jpg.jpg

Look at the background of where they are. Are they hanging out at the old leader of Ukraine’s mansion?

147 Dr. Matt  May 13, 2014 5:46:39am

Just when you thought Rush couldn’t sink any lower, he somehow finds a way. He actually called the first lady’s tweet ” pathetic”. Seriously “pathetic”? His hatred and ignorance and stupidity and complete and utter inhumanity was on display. Why even bother commenting on her tweet? It doesn’t affect him in any way other than irritating his irritable bowel syndrome and Obama arrangement syndrome. Fuck you rush.

148 b.d.  May 13, 2014 5:46:44am

re: #145 Justanotherhuman

This is definitely the Glenn show and Snowie is just a minor back story in the saga of the amazing Glenn.

Love how Glenn has snubbed Pierre and First Look Media on all of this too, with The Intercept already posting 2 things this entire month with its staff of over a dozen.

149 b.d.  May 13, 2014 5:50:17am

Irony meter brokeded.

My copy came with CONFIDENTIAL stamped on every page and a nondisclosure agreement that expires today. The prepublication insistence on secrecy seemed a little self-conscious given the topic.

slate.com

150 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 5:50:29am

re: #146 b.d.

Look at the background of where they are. Are they hanging out at the old leader of Ukraine’s mansion?

Actually, I think it’s his FL house if his NYC apt is any indication of his taste, large and ostentatious:

businessinsider.com

Palm Beach digs: jeffrealty.com

151 makeitstop  May 13, 2014 5:52:27am

re: #146 b.d.

Look at the background of where they are. Are they hanging out at the old leader of Ukraine’s mansion?

I’m pretty sure that’s Rush’s house. Every bit as tasteless as the man himself.

152 Killgore Trout  May 13, 2014 5:53:48am

Ambassador Rice Asked the NSA to Spy on UN Security Council Members

Such episodes of spying have been previously reported upon by French and German outlets - reports which recount the U.S. government’s penetration of French and German leaders.

However, this new information in Greenwald’s book, being presented by Savage, implicates the Obama administration in the creation of a coordinated effort to enlist America’s surveillance infrastructure for the purposes of developing a diplomatic “strategy” in the United Nations.

Meaning: Ambassador Rice directed the NSA to penetrate the top diplomats of countries in the UN Security Council in order to “gain an upper hand.”

And it’s precisely that hand which everyone should fear.

153 b.d.  May 13, 2014 5:55:10am

Unsuprisingly the Salon review is just an exercise in them liking Glenn’s balls but I thought this was interesting.

No Place to Hide doesn’t offer an in-depth portrait of the leaker. In Greenwald’s protective hands, Snowden is a two-dimensional hero, ever brave and calm, sleeping soundly every night even during the tense initial phase of collaboration a year ago, when Greenwald and Poitras flew to meet him in Hong Kong.

This book isn’t about Snowden, it’s about Glenn. Everything is about Glenn.

154 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 5:56:09am

re: #149 b.d.

Irony meter brokeded.

slate.com

If anything, GG knows how to manipulate the “press” by making them feel “special”.

Bazelon couldn’t put her ego aside for the fawning over this criminal.

155 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 5:57:58am
156 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 5:59:11am
157 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 6:10:21am

re: #156 Pie-onist Overlord

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Funny how “dissenter”, and now criminal, Snowjob slipped under their radar.

But it’s obviously OK if you get away with stealing top secret documents.

158 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 6:13:39am

INSANE PEOPLE==>

159 lawhawk  May 13, 2014 6:16:05am
160 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 6:18:30am

HURR HURR!!!! NO MOAR REGULASHUNZ!!!!!

161 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 6:20:02am
162 b.d.  May 13, 2014 6:20:28am

re: #160 Pie-onist Overlord

Atty, writer, & vice chair of NJ Libertarian Party. LP Nominee for US House in NJ’s 6th Congressional district.

Oy!

163 GunstarGreen  May 13, 2014 6:20:38am

Because I’m a nerd, and because it’s pretty relevant to the topic: the closing line from Descent: Freespace.

All the jump points from Earth are gone. But the Shivans can rebuild them. I’m told we can expect them again, but not in my lifetime. Such is liberation.

164 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 6:21:37am

HURR HURR!!!!!

165 lawhawk  May 13, 2014 6:21:51am

So, I got into a discussion on twitter yesterday afternoon over the Hoft’s comments about how the renewable energy sector gets all these federal handouts, and I noted that the oil industry got tons of tax breaks of its own.

These nitwits come back claiming that the tax deductions, breaks, and incentives aren’t the same as grants because the money isn’t handed to the company.

They totally miss the boat, and the way the federal government accounts for all tax credits, incentives, and deductions. For instance:

The mortgage interest tax deduction may save the person thousands of dollars on their income tax return, but it’s a cost to the feds. That’s money that could go to reducing the overall tax rate, or go to other programs. That’s why it’s a line in budget negotiations as a cost to be accounted for.

The same goes for depletion, oil and gas exploration credits and incentives. These are breaks that the oil companies get for doing what they do. Without those breaks, they’d be paying more money, and everyone else could be paying less in tax.

It’s budget analysis 101, but they think that a grant is the only kind of money that is a government handout.

166 William Barnett-Lewis  May 13, 2014 6:22:19am

re: #160 Pie-onist Overlord

HURR HURR!!!! NO MOAR REGULASHUNZ!!!!!

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Stupid people. Think there’s too many regulations? I hear Somalia is nice this time of year. Move there & don’t let the door hit you on the ass.

167 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 6:23:49am

re: #166 William Barnett-Lewis

Stupid people. Think there’s too many regulations? I hear Somalia is nice this time of year. Move there & don’t let the door hit you on the ass.

Oh so they admit regulations are necessary BUT NOT TOO MUCH!!!!! ANYWAY IT DOESN’T PREVENT SPILLS CAUSE WE STILL HAZ TEH SPILLS HURR HURR

168 b.d.  May 13, 2014 6:23:52am

re: #164 Pie-onist Overlord

heh,”reasonable”

169 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 6:24:37am
170 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 13, 2014 6:25:01am

Less regulations = costs are passed on down the line to be borne by consumers, not producers.

And yes, better to be “paralyzed” by regulations than to have people paralyzed from diseases.

171 GunstarGreen  May 13, 2014 6:25:27am

re: #165 lawhawk

If they understood basic economic realities, they wouldn’t be Republicans. You see, it’s not a handout because it doesn’t have the word ‘HANDOUT’ stamped across it in big, bold, red letters. The fact that it is the exact same thing from a ‘what is actually going on’ perspective is irrelevant.

See also: Modern business practices of having different revenue ‘buckets’ to pay for things, and various little restrictions on what department or what fund can pay for what things. Money in becomes money out, no matter how many buckets you add to the shell game.

172 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 6:25:27am

I don’t think they can can even explain the difference between “reasonable” and “excessive”

173 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 6:26:21am

7 days of free downloads.

I never heard of this site.

174 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 6:27:08am

Don’t you all know that regs are supposed to be broken? ///

West Virginia coal mine where fatal incident occurred has history of violating health and safety regulations, federal official says - @AP
end of alert
West Virginia coal mine accident, May 2014
13m
Eric Legg, 48, of Twilight, WV, and Gary Hensley, 46, of Chapmanville, WV, died in mine incident, which occurred at approximately 8:47 pm ET - @WOWK13News
read more on wowktv.com

Two men in the prime of their lives.

How many more human sacrifices to the Coal God which is polluting the planet?

175 Internet Tough Guy  May 13, 2014 6:27:19am

re: #172 Pie-onist Overlord

Of course they could, if they were honest. “Reasonable” regulations directly benefit me, while “excessive” regulations don’t.

176 lawhawk  May 13, 2014 6:27:55am

re: #166 William Barnett-Lewis

There are some regulatory schemes that are cumbersome and could use streamlining. Some permitting for infrastructure can be like that - and the permitting process adds costs to do those kinds of infrastructure projects, or used as an attempt to block the needed projects altogether.

But a regulation that limits what a company can dispose of into waterways, or which requires companies to maintain strict handling of wastes? Totally reasonable. Regulations that require food producers to limit contamination and minimize risk of contaminating food supply? Totally reasonable.

Regulations that require automakers to improve fuel economy and safety? Totally reasonable.

But I’m guessing that these folks think the market will decide what’s safe and good.

Heck, the American Truckers Association is actually working with the feds on a regulation that would require installing engine governors to limit the speed on big rigs. It would improve safety, fuel economy, but some truckers think it would reduce their safety (like in passing on highways where the speed limits are higher) or that it would increase their costs since they couldn’t haul as much over time as if they were able to reach destinations incrementally faster.

177 GunstarGreen  May 13, 2014 6:28:10am

re: #170 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Less regulations = costs are passed on down the line to be borne by consumers, not producers.

It’s like Hannity’s favorite old saw of “Corporations don’t pay taxes, they just pass the cost on to the consumer!”

And for some reason, nobody ever asks him why the same doesn’t apply to labor. Financials get harder at home? The cost of my labor just went up. Ah, but you see, that’s typically what YOONYUNZ!!!1!1!!1 do, and we can’t have that. Gouging the buyer to maintain profit levels is a privilege reserved exclusively for the ultra-wealthy.

178 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 6:29:31am
This is an automatic Pollen and Mold Alert from the National Allergy Bureau, a service of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Station: Chicago Area (Melrose Park), IL
Joseph G. Leija, MD FAAAAI
Station Head(s): Joseph G. Leija, MD FAAAAI
Date of Pollen and Mold Count: 05/13/2014

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Pollen & Mold Summary
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Trees: High Concentration
Weeds: Very High Concentration
Grass: Moderate Concentration
Mold: High Concentration

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Pollen & Mold Detail

(Top three species per category)
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Trees
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1. Oak
2. Willow
3. Birch

Weeds
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1. Nettle family, Pellitory
2. Plantain

Grass
————————————————
1. Grass Family, all types

Mold
————————————————
1. Cladosporium
2. Ascospores: includes Leptosphaeria, Venturia, Ascobolus, Diatrypaceae, Pleospora, Xylaria, Chaetomium, Sporomiella, Claviceps, Ascomycete, et al.
3. Smuts/Myxomycetes: includes Fuligo, grass smut, Urocystis, Ustilago, Tilletia, et al.

It’s raining, damp, overcast and that damned cardinal is still looking to get laid.

you?

179 Rightwingconspirator  May 13, 2014 6:34:23am

Morning smile…
15 Charts That Perfectly Illustrate How To Properly Pet Animals

Love the one for bears.

180 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 6:34:58am

re: #176 lawhawk

“…but some truckers”…

I expect those would be majority independents or those working for smaller companies that penalize truckers for not keeping unrealistic schedules.

I’ve had a couple of truckers in my family, and one for sure (a stepbrother who told me so) relied on “uppers” to keep him awake, esp for those long hauls from coast to to coast. I’m sure some still get away with this, even with drug testing today.

181 Mattand  May 13, 2014 6:42:16am

re: #69 blueraven

Uh oh, Colbert is turning on GG.

I couldn’t bring myself to watch it. Did Colbert actually make GG squirm, or did he take it easy on him?

182 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 6:43:55am

I suppose KKKarl is looking for another gig…

Karl Rove criticized after suggesting Hillary Clinton suffered brain damage after 2012 fall - @PoliticalTicker
read more on blogs.cnn.com

Better link: politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com

183 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 6:45:24am

Kidnap Innocent Girls for they are Studying
Youtube Video

184 Dr. Matt  May 13, 2014 6:58:21am

re: #183 FemNaziBitch

Kidnap Innocent Girls for they are Studying

A brilliant comment on RS regarding the right-wing outrage against the First Lady’s tweet:

cjbussey • 7 hours ago
Here’s the essential truth about “liberal” and “conservative” humor: liberals, most of whom are irreverent, clever humanists make fun of rich, powerful, clueless people and their foibles. Conservatives, who are interested in preserving and defending their own position and power, their worldview being based on anger and disgust, make fun of poor, powerless, generally well-meaning people. They actually get off on being assholes who can share a good laugh at the expense of those whom they look down on. There will never be a liberal Rush Limbaugh, just like there will never be a conservative Jon Stewart.

185 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 6:58:44am

Some are raking in the dough. And it’s probably not you.

S&P 500 tops 1,900 mark for the 1st time as stock advance continues - @CNNMoney
end of alert

186 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 6:58:55am

KOCH INDUSTRIES OPPOSE SUBSIDIES TO DEVELOP WIND POWER BECAUSE TEH KOCH BROTHERS DON’T OWN TEH WIND!!!!!!!

187 Dr. Matt  May 13, 2014 7:00:47am

re: #185 Justanotherhuman

Some are raking in the dough. And it’s probably not you.

S&P 500 tops 1,900 mark for the 1st time as stock advance continues - @CNNMoney
end of alert

hashtag: Worst.Socialist.President.Ever

188 William Barnett-Lewis  May 13, 2014 7:01:36am

re: #172 Pie-onist Overlord

I don’t think they can can even explain the difference between “reasonable” and “excessive”

Sure they can. Excessive is what ever they’re told to think is excessive.

189 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 13, 2014 7:02:31am

re: #185 Justanotherhuman

Some are raking in the dough. And it’s probably not you.

S&P 500 tops 1,900 mark for the 1st time as stock advance continues - @CNNMoney
end of alert

Obviously this is due to all the votes to repeal Obamacare. Another 40 or 50 of those and the economy should be back to late 90s levels.

191 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 7:05:13am

re: #179 Rightwingconspirator

Morning smile…
15 Charts That Perfectly Illustrate How To Properly Pet Animals

Love the one for bears.

The cat tummy is good!

192 makeitstop  May 13, 2014 7:05:44am

HR Giger dies after fall

The Swiss artist and designer of Ridley Scott’s Alien, H. R. Giger, has died aged 74, a spokesperson at Giger’s museum in Gruyere has confirmed.

He died in hospital of Monday after he fell down stairs at his Zurich home.

Born in 1940, Giger was best known for his ‘Xenomorph’ alien in Scott’s sci-fi horror masterpiece for which he won a visual effects Oscar in 1980.

He studied architecture and industrial design in Zurich and was known for creating strange dreamscapes.

193 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 7:08:47am
194 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 7:12:28am

What is the black bird with yellow tipped wings?

He is also trolling with the cardinal. He has a very distinct voice.

Only I think he found a female, I saw him flying after one yesterday.

195 Backwoods_Sleuth  May 13, 2014 7:14:48am
196 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 7:15:33am

re: #190 FemNaziBitch

Cliven Bundy Now Encouraging Lunatic Followers to Trample Through Navajo Nation Sites

The Navajo will not appreciate that. They have their own police force, I believe

197 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 7:16:32am

re: #190 FemNaziBitch

Cliven Bundy Now Encouraging Lunatic Followers to Trample Through Navajo Nation Sites

Not that the Mormons actually ever cared about teaching Native Americans anything much but church doctrine, and that was a quid pro quo kind of arrangement simply because of Mormon beliefs about the origins of those they called “Laminites”.

journalism.berkeley.edu

198 b.d.  May 13, 2014 7:17:40am

re: #196 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

The Navajo will not appreciate that. They have their own police force, I believe

Now wouldn’t that be a deal? Nothing bad could come of that.

//

199 iossarian  May 13, 2014 7:18:19am

re: #195 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Predictably, “it’s up to the states”.

So, basically, as President, Rand would opine about what policies he did and didn’t like, but he wouldn’t actually do anything to promote them.

200 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 7:18:56am

re: #199 iossarian

Predictably, “it’s up to the states”.

So, basically, as President, Rand would opine about what policies he did and didn’t like, but he wouldn’t actually do anything to promote them.

I wouldn’t really bank on that outcome.

201 S'latch  May 13, 2014 7:20:34am

It’s very sad news, particularly for our grandchildren who will be living in world we would not recognize or desire. I am really depressed about what is happening to the planet. It is now more important than ever to finally defeat the climate change deniers. Thank you to everyone who is doing whatever she or he can do.

202 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 7:22:17am

re: #194 FemNaziBitch

Is he all black, except the wingtips?

203 iossarian  May 13, 2014 7:23:36am

re: #200 Justanotherhuman

I wouldn’t really bank on that outcome.

Do you have a feel for how RP would behave as President? I actually don’t have any strong intuitions - I have a vague feeling that he would reduce federal government activity and indeed leave more things to be done (or not done) by the individual states but that’s based on things he says, rather than concrete actions. Always a dangerous approach to predicting politicians’ future behavior.

I do think he would roll back federal intervention in things like voting and other civil rights, and environmental protection.

204 Killgore Trout  May 13, 2014 7:23:42am

Luhansk separatist leader reported shot amid Ukraine turmoilLink

205 Killgore Trout  May 13, 2014 7:24:28am

CNN banner: Parents: Some Nigerian girls in Boko Haram video purporting to show latest abductees may be from previous kidnapping.

206 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 7:25:02am

re: #203 iossarian

Do you have a feel for how RP would behave as President? I actually don’t have any strong intuitions - I have a vague feeling that he would reduce federal government activity and indeed leave more things to be done (or not done) by the individual states but that’s based on things he says, rather than concrete actions. Always a dangerous approach to predicting politicians’ future behavior.

I do think he would roll back federal intervention in things like voting and other civil rights, and environmental protection.

He can’t do anything to block laws that are already on the books.

207 iossarian  May 13, 2014 7:26:50am

re: #206 Justanotherhuman

He can’t do anything to block laws that are already on the books.

He can do things like sabotage the EPA and defund the other federal agencies that actually enforce things though.

A friend of mine who works for the EPA could tell you all about how the sitting President can screw with legally mandated federal government activity.

208 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 7:29:54am

re: #194 FemNaziBitch

What is the black bird with yellow tipped wings?

He is also trolling with the cardinal. He has a very distinct voice.

Only I think he found a female, I saw him flying after one yesterday.

i found a bird called a yellow-shouldered blackbird, but none with yellow-tipped wings.

I’d make a lousy birder.

209 Bulworth  May 13, 2014 7:30:09am

This whole ice melting thing, the timing of it, just sounds pretty fishy to me—like Obama’s trying to distract us from the scandal of BENGHAzi!!!
—Allen West

210 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 7:31:41am

re: #207 iossarian

He can do things like sabotage the EPA and defund the other federal agencies that actually enforce things though.

A friend of mine who works for the EPA could tell you all about how the sitting President can screw with legally mandated federal government activity.

Well, sure he could try to do that, but getting away with it would only be possible with another do-nothing bunch of Republicans in Congress.

It’s why we need to fight like hell to keep these yahoos out of the Federal govt. We’ve already seen what they can do to a Dem president.

I’m not worried about RP, though. He’ll never be president, IMHO.

211 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 7:34:59am

re: #210 Justanotherhuman

Well, sure he could try to do that, but getting away with it would only be possible with another do-nothing bunch of Republicans in Congress.

It’s why we need to fight like hell to keep these yahoos out of the Federal govt. We’ve already seen what they can do to a Dem president.

I’m not worried about RP, though. He’ll never be president, IMHO.

My thoughts, too. Paul has a certain following, but he doesn’t have broad appeal.

212 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 7:35:58am
213 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 7:36:29am

What a haul. Good doggy.

Drug dog nabs smugglers, 123 kilos of cocaine, at Sarnia bridge

blogs.windsorstar.com

Going to be some disappointed folks in the US.

214 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 13, 2014 7:38:38am

re: #213 Justanotherhuman

What a haul. Good doggy.

Drug dog nabs smugglers, 123 kilos of cocaine, at Sarnia bridge

blogs.windsorstar.com

Going to be some disappointed folks in the US.

Still, as a rule, they never bust more than 10% of the volume, which means that another 1200 kilos got through…

215 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 7:39:00am

re: #212 FemNaziBitch

hmmmmm

And I’ll bet she goes to church at least twice a week.

216 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 7:39:25am

oh wait!

217 Backwoods_Sleuth  May 13, 2014 7:39:26am

re: #210 Justanotherhuman

I’m not worried about RP, though. He’ll never be president, IMHO.

OTOH, here in Kentucky we didn’t believe there was a snowball’s chance in hell that he’d be Senator, much less win the primary.

218 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 7:39:38am

re: #215 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

And I’ll bet she goes to church at least twice a week.

do you think it looks photoshopped?

219 GunstarGreen  May 13, 2014 7:40:07am

re: #212 FemNaziBitch

hmmmmm

Oh hey! You’ve sighted an ultra-rare Completely Honest Anti-Choicer.

Tick that box on the scavenger hunt!

220 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 7:40:58am

re: #202 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

Is he all black, except the wingtips?

All black, as afar as I can see. Has yellow patch on the wing —maybe not actually “tipped”

Hard to say, he moves around alot.

221 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 13, 2014 7:41:13am

re: #219 GunstarGreen

Oh hey! You’ve sighted an ultra-rare Completely Honest Anti-Choicer.

Tick that box on the scavenger hunt!

Just quoting Chapter and Verse from the Book of Rush

222 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 7:41:32am

re: #215 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

And I’ll bet she goes to church at least twice a week.

Because she’s obviously a repentent “whore” who had an abortion? : )

They like ex-smokers, the lot of them. Like “Jane Roe”.

en.wikipedia.org

223 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 7:42:06am

AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH BEING A WHORE?

why is it always used as a tactic of shame.

224 Bulworth  May 13, 2014 7:42:44am

Truly sorry I can’t Upding All The Things in this post because my work computer apparently has an Internet from 1995.

225 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 7:42:45am

re: #220 FemNaziBitch

All black, as afar as I can see. Has yellow patch on the wing —maybe not actually “tipped”

Hard to say, he moves around alot.

Look like this guy? en.wikipedia.org

Ahhh, except he’s endemic to Puerto Rico.

226 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 7:43:50am

re: #224 Bulworth

Truly sorry I can’t Upding All The Things in this post because my work computer apparently has an Internet from 1995.

Still using an external modem? : )

227 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 7:44:20am

re: #226 Justanotherhuman

Still using an external modem? : )

Acoustic modem

228 GunstarGreen  May 13, 2014 7:44:29am

re: #223 FemNaziBitch

AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH BEING A WHORE?

why is it always used as a tactic of shame.

Because human sexuality is bad, as per The Great Book Of The Skydad.*

* Subject to interpretation, of course.

229 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 7:44:43am

re: #227 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

Acoustic modem

Dial up.

230 GunstarGreen  May 13, 2014 7:46:00am

re: #229 Justanotherhuman

Dial up.

I am now aware that “a dial-up modem establishing a connection” is a unique sound that is deeply ingrained into my psyche, but that modern teenagers would not recognize.

I feel old and I have no right to.

231 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 13, 2014 7:47:01am

re: #230 GunstarGreen

I am now aware that “a dial-up modem establishing a connection” is a unique sound that is deeply ingrained into my psyche, but that modern teenagers would not recognize.

I feel old and I have no right to.

like the clicking of a phone dial…

232 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 7:47:07am

re: #230 GunstarGreen

I am now aware that “a dial-up modem establishing a connection” is a unique sound that is deeply ingrained into my psyche, but that modern teenagers would not recognize.

I feel old and I have no right to.

Ditto the fax machine sounds. Some offices still use them, though.

233 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 7:48:15am

re: #231 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

like the clicking of a phone dial…

Or even seeing a phone dial.

234 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 7:52:22am

re: #233 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

Or even seeing a phone dial.

Haha, I had a white one of these in my kitchen into the 90s when I won a cordless with buttons (they cost around $100 then). I still use a cordless for the house phone; it only cost about $15, according to my grandson who bought it recently to replace the old one.

ebay.com

235 kirkspencer  May 13, 2014 7:52:25am

re: #232 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

Ditto the fax machine sounds. Some offices still use them, though.

Most medical offices in the US still use faxes. They think (wrongly) that it’ll satisfy some HIPAA requirements just by using them to transfer patient information.

236 iossarian  May 13, 2014 7:52:49am

re: #230 GunstarGreen

I am now aware that “a dial-up modem establishing a connection” is a unique sound that is deeply ingrained into my psyche, but that modern teenagers would not recognize.

I feel old and I have no right to.

Ha - I have “the conversation” about dial-up modem sounds with people of my age roughly once a month. It’s great small talk at wine-and-cheese affairs.

God I’m old.

237 Bulworth  May 13, 2014 7:53:05am

Reading Fred Kaplan’s new book on John Quincy Adams, which is very good.

One new thing I learned was that until 1793-ish, the state of Massachusetts had a law against….the performance of plays. No theatres. And this is something they tried to enforce. Hard to believe.

But JQA had spent quite a bit of his young life in Europe, where he enjoyed going to the plays and buying overpriced popcorn and soda and he was apparently instrumental in getting Massachusetts to repeal the law.

238 Dr Lizardo  May 13, 2014 7:54:26am

re: #233 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

Or even seeing a phone dial.

They’d be befuddled if they saw this:

239 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 13, 2014 7:55:09am

re: #238 Dr Lizardo

not befuddled, they would just assume it had an entirely different function…

240 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 7:55:20am

REGULASHUNZ IS WHAT IS INCONVENIENT FOR TEH JRRB CREEYATERZ, AND IF THEY HAS TO PAY TEH LAWYERS TO GETS AROUND TEH REGULASHUNZ THEY WON’T BE CREEYATIN’ TEH JRRBZ!!!!!!!

241 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 7:57:16am

re: #240 Pie-onist Overlord

They can come to China. There’s regulations — on paper — but they are not enforced very well.

Except for regulations involving money. Those get enforced.

242 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 7:57:42am

re: #225 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

Look like this guy? en.wikipedia.org

Yeah, but I’d swear the yellow patch is lower on the wing. It could be my vision.

243 Bulworth  May 13, 2014 7:58:37am
Still using an external modem? : )

One of those AOL discs somebody got in the mail I’m afraid….

244 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 7:58:55am

re: #242 FemNaziBitch

Yeah, but I’d swear the yellow patch is lower on the wing. It could be my vision.

It’s probably not that bird, unless you live in Puerto Rico or your local bird is way lost.

245 Alyosha  May 13, 2014 8:00:00am

Just realised that my method of doling out updings relies heavily on my hoping that the comments posters here make come to pass.

Colbert (and smart people with a good platform) will expose Greenwald for the pox he is.

That human beings will finally come to their senses and admit that our current economic setup is the classic shitting-where-we-eat scenario and demand government guidance to limit emissions, promote green, renewable energy and participate in the drive forward.

That the RWNJs of today lose their offices before the end of the year and that, in a couple of years, Rand Paul is humiliated by a candidate who has the interests of the people, in diversity and in sustainability at heart.

Now we just need a solar-powered machine that can transmute the coveted upding into action and reality.
Make it so :)

246 Bulworth  May 13, 2014 8:00:35am

“over-regulation drives up costs, functionally paralyzes, expensive litigation & drains limited revenue !

This looks a lot like English, has some English words in it, but is functionally paralyzed.

247 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 8:03:43am

re: #245 Alyosha

I would settle for Mitch McConnell being humiliated at the polls.

248 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 8:04:53am

re: #245 Alyosha

Just realised that my method of doling out updings relies heavily on my hoping that the comments posters here make come to pass.

Colbert (and smart people with a good platform) will expose Greenwald for the pox he is.

That human beings will finally come to their senses and admit that our current economic setup is the classic shitting-where-we-eat scenario and demand government guidance to limit emissions, promote green, renewable energy and participate in the drive forward.

That the RWNJs of today lose their offices before the end of the year and that, in a couple of years, Rand Paul is humiliated by a candidate who has the interests of the people, in diversity and in sustainability at heart.

Now we just need a solar-powered machine that can transmute the coveted upding into action and reality.
Make it so :)

I think human beings will come to their sense thru attrition.

249 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 8:06:31am

Events in Ukraine getting very serious. Separatists have now obviously declared “war” on the govt.

6 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 8 wounded in ambush by separatists near eastern city of Kramatorsk, Ukrainian defense ministry says - @Reuters
end of alert

250 Backwoods_Sleuth  May 13, 2014 8:07:38am
251 Decatur Deb  May 13, 2014 8:08:28am

re: #223 FemNaziBitch

AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH BEING A WHORE?

why is it always used as a tactic of shame.

Per Cilla, the whore who competed with Claudius’ wife Messalina, one shouldn’t charge for one’s hobby.

252 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 8:08:39am

253 Alyosha  May 13, 2014 8:09:01am

re: #247 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

True. Every reflective surface is already his scourge. It’d be nice to see the insult reflected in voter turnout.

254 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 8:10:00am

re: #251 Decatur Deb

Per Cilla, the whore who competed with Claudius’ wife Messalina, one shouldn’t charge for one’s hobby.

And the MRA who says “you pay for it one way or another”

???

255 Backwoods_Sleuth  May 13, 2014 8:10:24am
256 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 8:10:27am

Can this gun-fucker name the last “patriot” who shot a “tyrant”?

257 Decatur Deb  May 13, 2014 8:10:58am

re: #254 FemNaziBitch

And the MRA who says “you pay for it one way or another”

???

MRA??

258 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 8:11:50am
259 Decatur Deb  May 13, 2014 8:11:59am

re: #256 Pie-onist Overlord

Can this gun-fucker name the last “patriot” who shot a “tyrant”?

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Good chance he’s going with “JW Booth”.

260 iossarian  May 13, 2014 8:12:14am

re: #257 Decatur Deb

MRA??

Google sez “men’s rights activist”.

Unless it’s Magnetic Resonance Angiogram.

261 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 8:13:06am

re: #259 Decatur Deb

Good chance he’s going with “JW Booth”.

HURR HURR A DEMOCRAT SHOT A REPUBLICAN!!!!!!

262 iossarian  May 13, 2014 8:14:12am

re: #258 Justanotherhuman

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I hope the Obamas get a good chuckle out of that.

“That screws with our planned Donetsk city break!”

263 Bulworth  May 13, 2014 8:14:31am

My guns are a danger only to criminals & tryants

Dude, the tyrants don’t care about your peeshooters.

264 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 8:14:49am

HURR HURR!!!! TEH PATRIOT HAS BEEN TWITTERGULAGED!!!!!!! OUTRAGE!!!!!!

265 Decatur Deb  May 13, 2014 8:15:01am

re: #260 iossarian

Google sez “men’s rights activist”.

Unless it’s Magnetic Resonance Angiogram.

Ah. Didn’t know they had a minyan.

266 jaunte  May 13, 2014 8:16:36am

re: #258 Justanotherhuman

“No more visiting statue of heroic pole-vaulter Sergey Bubka for you!”

267 ObserverArt  May 13, 2014 8:17:06am

Morning all.

I wanted to check out that sea level rise map link that Justanotherhuman posted (flood.firetree.net) but it seems to be problematic for me. I think my anti-virus program must be struggling with it or something.

Anyone else find it loads and responds real slow? Maybe I’ll mess with my settings and try it out later.

Oh yeah, Gil DeStefano , the dude in the regulation haters tweets Pie-onist’s posted, is one bad man! Suspect side-glance and backwards ball cap…scary!!!

But even more scary…his thinking. Can you imagine what some of the companies would pull if there were no regulations? But you can’t argue/debate someone that is right no matter what.

Sometimes when I run into that type of thinking I wish there was a couple of totally unregulated states that had an environment like many big American cities at the turn of the century and make them live there for a year with no modern communications (like the ‘net and their tweets) so we don’t have to hear them.

268 iossarian  May 13, 2014 8:18:17am

re: #265 Decatur Deb

Ah. Didn’t know they had a minyan.

I think it’s probably true that some good men get a shit deal from custody battles, but it’s chump change compared to the general shittiness of men towards women for x thousand years, so my reaction is mostly “deal with it”.

269 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 8:18:23am
270 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 8:18:36am

re: #267 ObserverArt

Morning all.

I wanted to check out that sea level rise map link that Justanotherhuman posted (flood.firetree.net) but it seems to be problematic for me. I think my anti-virus program must be struggling with it or something.

Anyone else find it loads and responds real slow? Maybe I’ll mess with my settings and try it out later.

Oh yeah, Gil DeStefano , the dude in the regulation haters tweets Pie-onist’s posted, is one bad man! Suspect side-glance and backwards ball cap…scary!!!

But even more scary…his thinking. Can you imagine what some of the companies would pull if there were no regulations? But you can’t argue/debate someone that is right no matter what.

Sometimes when I run into that type of thinking I wish there was a couple of totally unregulated states that had an environment like many big American cities at the turn of the century and make them live there for a year with no modern communications (like the ‘net and their tweets) so we don’t have to hear them.

HURR HURR I NEVER SAID THEIR SHULD BE NO REGULASHUNZ, JUST NOT TEH REGULASHUNZ TAHT MAKE IT INCONVENIENT FOR TEH JRRB CREEYATERZ!!!!!!

271 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 8:18:47am

re: #257 Decatur Deb

MRA??

Men’s Rights Activist a/k/a misogynist

272 ObserverArt  May 13, 2014 8:20:07am

re: #256 Pie-onist Overlord

Can this gun-fucker name the last “patriot” who shot a “tyrant”?

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George Zimmerman?

/// (and I am not laughing…)

273 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 8:21:54am

I hate birds …in the morning.

274 iossarian  May 13, 2014 8:23:24am

Cool story bro time on men and women: at my kids’ school there’s this ex-couple where my wife and I both had exactly the same read on them independently - inevitable divorce situation. He’s basically a pretty stressed-seeming guy, probably works long hours, distant and not that interested in his kids. She’s fairly attractive but obviously bonkers: I described her to my wife as the kind of women that a guy might well want to “hang out with” as long as you didn’t let her find out where you lived.

I can’t imagine what it would have been like to live in that house when they were actually together. The kids seem remarkably unfazed, which just goes to show that the little rug rats can be incredibly resilient.

276 Rightwingconspirator  May 13, 2014 8:25:35am

Philosophy and Neil deGrasse Tyson don’t get along as well as some might have expected. Updated Page…

277 ObserverArt  May 13, 2014 8:25:43am

re: #273 FemNaziBitch

I hate birds …in the morning.

Have you ever come across a bush full of wrens going crazy? It’s hard to believe a bunch of little birds can make that much noise and commotion.

278 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 8:25:53am
279 GunstarGreen  May 13, 2014 8:26:39am

re: #257 Decatur Deb

MRA??

Men’s Rights Activist. Largely, a group of very sad men that try to push the notion that men are oppressed in society and need some sort of special defense on par with feminism.

re: #268 iossarian

I think it’s probably true that some good men get a shit deal from custody battles, but it’s chump change compared to the general shittiness of men towards women for x thousand years, so my reaction is mostly “deal with it”.

“Deal with it” is not how you achieve equality. You do not counter shittiness by saying “It’s okay that shitty things happen to you because you happened to be born into a class that does not generally have it as rough as mine.” Equality is elevating everyone to the same higher place, not dragging everyone down into the same lower place.

This is also why I take umbrage with the notion of ‘privilege’. Yes, certain cases of privilege exist, but I have never seen the concept of ‘privilege’ invoked for any reason other than explaining why it’s okay that shitty things happen to ‘privileged’ groups, or why the shitty things that happen to someone with ‘privilege’ aren’t important.

280 jaunte  May 13, 2014 8:27:33am

Follow for all the latest in denial:
twitter.com

281 Randall Gross  May 13, 2014 8:28:05am

Huffpo looking for summer intern:

282 GunstarGreen  May 13, 2014 8:28:20am

re: #278 FemNaziBitch

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The new pope believes in demon possession because he actually reads and follows the book that his religion requires him to.

283 Rightwingconspirator  May 13, 2014 8:28:36am

re: #238 Dr Lizardo

They’d be befuddled if they saw this:

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Is that from when people were first allowed to buy their own phones *free market gasp* rather than rent them from old Ma Bell?

284 Backwoods_Sleuth  May 13, 2014 8:28:43am
285 jaunte  May 13, 2014 8:31:28am
286 William Barnett-Lewis  May 13, 2014 8:32:37am

re: #229 Justanotherhuman

Dial up.

Whale Song!!!

287 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 13, 2014 8:33:03am

re: #284 Backwoods_Sleuth

BREAKING NEWS: Up to 300 miners trapped, 1 killed, after coal mine collapses in west Turkey. AFP

paralyzing regulation strikes again!

288 b_sharp  May 13, 2014 8:38:07am

I actually used this when I was 5 or 6.

Crank Phone

I remember it slightly different in that it was longer but without a shelf.

My grandparents lived in a very small hamlet where all that was available was a party line. To reach someone you had to crank the handle a specific number of times which would cause everyone’s phone to ring so you had to trust the wrong people would ignore it.

Edited to sound more Englishy.

290 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 8:38:47am
291 Feline Fearless Leader  May 13, 2014 8:40:42am

re: #273 FemNaziBitch

I hate birds …in the morning.

Any chance it’s a yellow-winged blackbird?

en.wikipedia.org

Nominally a S.A. bird, but has been sighted in North America.

Also, is there any chance that there is/was some red above the yellow? Red-winged blackbirds should be pretty common.

292 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 8:40:56am

MRA

think

Rush Limbaugh

293 kirkspencer  May 13, 2014 8:41:14am

re: #273 FemNaziBitch

I hate birds …in the morning.

Shouldn’t that be “I hate birds … in bed”?

294 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 8:41:26am

re: #291 Feline Fearless Leader

Any chance it’s a yellow-winged blackbird?

en.wikipedia.org

Nominally a S.A. bird, but has been sighted in North America.

Also, is there any chance that there is/was some red above the yellow? Red-winged blackbirds should be pretty common.

No yellow that I remember, very red.

295 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 8:41:34am

re: #293 kirkspencer

Shouldn’t that be “I hate birds … in bed”?

NO

296 Decatur Deb  May 13, 2014 8:41:56am

re: #292 FemNaziBitch

MRA

think

Rush Limbaugh

Malevolent Reactionary Asshole?

297 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 8:42:16am

Actually, there are few things I don’t hate in the morning.

Coffee
LGF
quiet

298 Feline Fearless Leader  May 13, 2014 8:42:22am

re: #277 ObserverArt

Have you ever come across a bush full of wrens going crazy? It’s hard to believe a bunch of little birds can make that much noise and commotion.

I saw that once - and there was a garter snake in the tree invading their nest to eat little birdies.

299 b_sharp  May 13, 2014 8:42:53am

re: #297 FemNaziBitch

Actually, there are few things I don’t hate in the morning.

Coffee
LGF
quiet

Only ‘cause we don’t yell.

300 Feline Fearless Leader  May 13, 2014 8:45:25am

S&P 500 breaks 1900 barrier for the first time.

Worst. Socialist. President. EVER.

301 iossarian  May 13, 2014 8:45:32am

re: #279 GunstarGreen

“Deal with it” is not how you achieve equality. You do not counter shittiness by saying “It’s okay that shitty things happen to you because you happened to be born into a class that does not generally have it as rough as mine.” Equality is elevating everyone to the same higher place, not dragging everyone down into the same lower place.

This is also why I take umbrage with the notion of ‘privilege’. Yes, certain cases of privilege exist, but I have never seen the concept of ‘privilege’ invoked for any reason other than explaining why it’s okay that shitty things happen to ‘privileged’ groups, or why the shitty things that happen to someone with ‘privilege’ aren’t important.

I agree with your position in theory, but in practice, and specifically in legal practice, I think the instruments are sometimes (often?) too blunt to make the required distinctions, at least in the short term. A good example of this is sexual assault (where there is the particular higher ed aspect that I’m interested in): in the long term we can work to reduce rape culture, but in the short term, tipping the balance towards women is inevitably going to mean some men get to share in some of the injustice.

I also think there’s a broader philosophical point, which is that living alongside other humans necessarily means that we have to have “buffer zones” in which we accept and “deal with” some degree of perceived injustice. Otherwise it’s an eye for an eye, which eventually leads to nuclear war.

302 Eventual Carrion  May 13, 2014 8:46:31am

re: #190 FemNaziBitch

Cliven Bundy Now Encouraging Lunatic Followers to Trample Through Navajo Nation Sites

Then I think it is about time the native Americans take up arms against this intrusion of their property.

303 iossarian  May 13, 2014 8:47:46am

BBL

304 Backwoods_Sleuth  May 13, 2014 8:52:45am

Bumblebee in the house.
Kittehs on high alert.

305 Backwoods_Sleuth  May 13, 2014 8:53:25am
306 Backwoods_Sleuth  May 13, 2014 8:56:04am

oh, joy. Now the dogs are participating in the bumblebee chase.

307 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 13, 2014 9:01:33am

re: #306 Backwoods_Sleuth

None of my dogs or cats that liked to play Catch The Wasp ever seemed to catch on to the fact that the one who catches it is the loser.

308 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 9:01:33am

re: #306 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, joy. Now the dogs are participating in the bumblebee chase.

My dogs know better than to behave that way in the morning.

309 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 9:01:56am

re: #307 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

None of my dogs or cats that liked to play Catch The Wasp ever seemed to catch on to the fact that the one who catches it is the loser.

we used to have a lab that ate bugs on command.

He never seemed to mind what kind of bug it was.

310 wrenchwench  May 13, 2014 9:02:39am

re: #279 GunstarGreen

[…]

“Deal with it” is not how you achieve equality. You do not counter shittiness by saying “It’s okay that shitty things happen to you because you happened to be born into a class that does not generally have it as rough as mine.” Equality is elevating everyone to the same higher place, not dragging everyone down into the same lower place.

This is also why I take umbrage with the notion of ‘privilege’. Yes, certain cases of privilege exist, but I have never seen the concept of ‘privilege’ invoked for any reason other than explaining why it’s okay that shitty things happen to ‘privileged’ groups, or why the shitty things that happen to someone with ‘privilege’ aren’t important.

I agree pretty much with the first paragraph, and not at all with the second.

I’m white, so you can call this whitesplaining if you want, but it’s a real life case of privilege and proper use of privilege.

When I was a kid, my mom was a member of the Orange County [CA] Fair Housing Council. One day they got a call from a woman who tried to rent a place for herself and her daughter, and they were told the apartment had already been rented. The woman and her daughter were black. My mom took me with her to see whether the landlord would rent to us. She would. The landlord was caught discriminating. There are laws against that. I don’t know what happened after that, but I will never forget that the landlord turned down those other people for being black. What my mom did was proper use of privilege. They didn’t call it that in the 60s, though.

311 Backwoods_Sleuth  May 13, 2014 9:02:53am

Turns out it was a huge hornet sort of buzzing thing.
I managed to chase it out the door.
Naps may now resume.

312 Backwoods_Sleuth  May 13, 2014 9:04:22am
313 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 9:05:44am

World Peace is none of your Business
Youtube Video

314 wrenchwench  May 13, 2014 9:07:04am

re: #288 b_sharp

I actually used this when I was 5 or 6.

Crank Phone

I remember it slightly different in that it was longer but without a shelf.

My grandparents lived in a very small hamlet where all that was available was a party line. To reach someone you had to crank the handle a specific number of times which would cause everyone’s phone to ring so you had to trust the wrong people would ignore it.

Edited to sound more Englishy.

That’s what Mr. w used as a kid. His number was one long and two short.

315 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 9:09:47am
316 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 9:11:17am

re: #278 FemNaziBitch

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I don’t get it —demon possession and evolution in one brain.

It must hurt.

317 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 9:12:23am
318 ObserverArt  May 13, 2014 9:14:50am

So is everyone in the eastern portions of America enjoying July?

It’s not even May 15th and it’s going to be 88° and rather humid here in central Ohio today. Yuk.

I get the feeling it won’t be staying that way for long. I guess the new normal is nothing is normal.

319 Varek Raith  May 13, 2014 9:15:45am

James Cameron’s robotic research submarine Nereus implodes

imploded nearly 10 kilometres (six miles) beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean.

o_O

320 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 9:15:55am

Found this article on Alternet, which I cite with caution, about the current lime shortage. More distressing is this paragraph:

Given that the United States now imports 13 per cent of its grains, 20 per cent of its vegetables (much higher in winter months), almost 40 per cent of its fruit, 85 per cent of its fish and shellfish, and all tropical goods such as coffee, tea and bananas, “climate extremes in regions that supply these products to the U.S. can cause sharp reductions in production and increases in prices.”

The same applies to Canada, where an oil-infused government appears systematically indifferent to climate change.

The writer remarks that the USA no longer feeds itself, because of the above-mentioned imports. But these imports are vulnerable to pests, bacterial infection and climate change, which means higher food prices and food shortages.

I wonder what Marco Rubio would say to them apples.

321 Dr Lizardo  May 13, 2014 9:16:10am

re: #315 FemNaziBitch

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Damn, that’s just some straight-up, 100% undiluted batshit crazy conspiracy thinking there.

Boko Haram and LGBT activists working together? I really can’t imagine that, you know, what with Boko Haram being hardcore fundies and all.

322 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 9:19:08am
323 Shiplord Kirel  May 13, 2014 9:20:04am

One party seems to dominate this list.

324 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 9:22:04am

re: #319 Varek Raith

James Cameron’s robotic research submarine Nereus implodes

o_O

16,000 psi. Yikes! That must have made quite a noise.

Flight MH370 is probably more than 7 miles down, deeper than Cameron’s sub was when it got crushed like a tin can.

325 Sionainn  May 13, 2014 9:22:20am

re: #323 Shiplord Kirel

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One party seems to dominate this list.

Glad to see that my GOP senator isn’t on this list.

326 Dr Lizardo  May 13, 2014 9:22:21am

re: #323 Shiplord Kirel

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One party seems to dominate this list.

Funny, that……

327 Pie-onist Overlord  May 13, 2014 9:22:55am

IT WON’T STOP UNTIL EVERYBODY IS FORCED TO HAVE A SEX CHANGE OPERATION AND GET GAY MARRIED TO AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT!!!!!!!

328 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 13, 2014 9:23:15am

re: #323 Shiplord Kirel

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One party seems to dominate this list.

John McCain? Wonder how many other veterans are on that list…

329 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 9:24:22am

re: #323 Shiplord Kirel

Have any of those pols ever served in the military? I am pretty sure my Senators (McConnell and Paul) have not.

ADDED: I missed McCain on that list.

330 klys  May 13, 2014 9:24:42am

re: #323 Shiplord Kirel

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One party seems to dominate this list.

Support the troops!

331 GunstarGreen  May 13, 2014 9:25:59am

re: #327 Pie-onist Overlord

IT WON’T STOP UNTIL EVERYBODY IS FORCED TO HAVE A SEX CHANGE OPERATION AND GET GAY MARRIED TO AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT!!!!!!!

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“Better question: Why does this matter? A comrade-in-arms is a comrade-in-arms, unless you hate freedom and this country.”

332 wrenchwench  May 13, 2014 9:27:54am

re: #298 Feline Fearless Leader

I saw that once - and there was a garter snake in the tree invading their nest to eat little birdies.

I had to stop myself from picking up a flattened snake in the street on my way home last night. I think I’m part 10 year old boy. Thinking about seeing if it’s still there on my lunch break…

333 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 9:28:45am

re: #331 GunstarGreen

“Better question: Why does this matter? A comrade-in-arms is a comrade-in-arms, unless you hate freedom and this country.”

They don’t quite get the pluribus part of E pluribus unum. A nation’s military should ideally represent the population of that nation.

334 Skip Intro  May 13, 2014 9:29:50am

re: #319 Varek Raith

James Cameron’s robotic research submarine Nereus implodes

o_O

It must have discovered Jim Hoft’s secret trove of DERP.

335 wheat-doggha -- oo bird outside my window  May 13, 2014 9:30:53am

Is time for sleeping here. See y’all later, when daylight comes to this side of the Earth..

336 Skip Intro  May 13, 2014 9:30:57am

re: #323 Shiplord Kirel

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One party seems to dominate this list.

And has for decades. See littlegreenfootballs.com

337 Ian G.  May 13, 2014 9:31:22am

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

Guinea pigs are great. We had one when I was a kid and my mother used to feed her a carrot every day when my mother got home from work. Eventually, the guinea pig learned to recognize the sound of my mom’s car’s engine, and would start “wheeking” in excitement when my mother pulled into the driveway.

338 jaunte  May 13, 2014 9:31:36am
339 ObserverArt  May 13, 2014 9:31:42am

re: #320 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

Found this article on Alternet, which I cite with caution, about the current lime shortage. More distressing is this paragraph:

The writer remarks that the USA no longer feeds itself, because of the above-mentioned imports. But these imports are vulnerable to pests, bacterial infection and climate change, which means higher food prices and food shortages.

I wonder what Marco Rubio would say to them apples.

He will say what the Koch brothers and others like them tell him to say. Isn’t that what almost all Republicans do as far as ‘official’ business?

With the poll ratings GOP congress gets these days, he sure as hell isn’t saying what his constituents want to hear.

And that is what I do not get. I guess it is similar to what Dark_Falcon thinks. I can’t believe Dark likes even one-quarter of what the Republicans are up too, but dammit, they are ‘my’ Republicans.

340 Skip Intro  May 13, 2014 9:32:23am

re: #338 jaunte

Democrats can be complete assholes too.

341 Ian G.  May 13, 2014 9:32:37am

re: #80 Lidane

Freepers are being classy about that:

I don’t even…..

What the hell is wrong with people who are so morbidly obsessed with the sex lives of consenting adults they’ve never met? Isn’t there something else you can occupy your time/mental energy with?

342 Sionainn  May 13, 2014 9:33:30am

re: #337 Ian G.

Guinea pigs are great. We had one when I was a kid and my mother used to feed her a carrot every day when my mother got home from work. Eventually, the guinea pig learned to recognize the sound of my mom’s car’s engine, and would start “wheeking” in excitement when my mother pulled into the driveway.

We were thinking of getting guinea pigs for our girls (ages 7 and 9). Are they easy to care for? Easy to handle? Do you think my kids are too young yet?

343 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 13, 2014 9:33:38am

re: #341 Ian G.

I don’t even…..

What the hell is wrong with people who are so morbidly obsessed with the sex lives of consenting adults they’ve never met? Isn’t there something else you can occupy your time/mental energy with?

They are convinced that God is similarly obsessed.

344 Skip Intro  May 13, 2014 9:34:36am

re: #341 Ian G.

I don’t even…..

What the hell is wrong with people who are so morbidly obsessed with the sex lives of consenting adults they’ve never met? Isn’t there something else you can occupy your time/mental energy with?

Sex is like science to them; they have no idea what it’s about.

Freepers get all hot and bothered over pictures of Ann Coulter.

345 Ian G.  May 13, 2014 9:36:00am

re: #342 Sionainn

We were thinking of getting guinea pigs for our girls (ages 7 and 9). Are they easy to care for? Easy to handle? Do you think my kids are too young yet?

Pretty easy to take care of. We kept ours in a pet taxi that you’d move a dog or cat in, and used wood shavings as litter. They tend to have gentle dispositions and aren’t going to do anything more than give a small nip to your daughters if they’re mishandled, but at the same time, they’re easy to handle and play with. A fenced-in yard is a great place to take one outside.

346 ObserverArt  May 13, 2014 9:36:08am

re: #323 Shiplord Kirel

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One party seems to dominate this list.

Fucking Portman (Ohio). Pardon my ‘French!’

And yet, he will probably get votes from vets. Grrrr.

347 GunstarGreen  May 13, 2014 9:37:30am

re: #341 Ian G.

I don’t even…..

What the hell is wrong with people who are so morbidly obsessed with the sex lives of consenting adults they’ve never met? Isn’t there something else you can occupy your time/mental energy with?

Nope. One of the primary features of regressive troglodytes is that they lead very boring, very sad lives that are largely empty. Thus they have nothing better to do than to obsess about the ‘failings’ of people that are happier than they are.

See also: Their love of marriage-as-pass-time, hence the high incidence of 3rd, 4th, or higher spouse.

348 Sionainn  May 13, 2014 9:38:48am

re: #345 Ian G.

Pretty easy to take care of. We kept ours in a pet taxi that you’d move a dog or cat in, and used wood shavings as litter. They tend to have gentle dispositions and aren’t going to do anything more than give a small nip to your daughters if they’re mishandled, but at the same time, they’re easy to handle and play with. A fenced-in yard is a great place to take one outside.

That sounds great. I’m wondering, also, would they be something that we could haul with us if we go on a trip and spend a couple of weeks out of town?

349 ObserverArt  May 13, 2014 9:39:57am

By the way. Rachel Maddow seems to always notice the vets getting screwed. I bet she does a bit on that vote this evening. I can’t wait to hear McCain’s excuse. I am sure it will have something to do with Democrats not knowing what they are doing, the bill doesn’t go far enough…etc.

350 Varek Raith  May 13, 2014 9:47:57am

re: #327 Pie-onist Overlord

IT WON’T STOP UNTIL EVERYBODY IS FORCED TO HAVE A SEX CHANGE OPERATION AND GET GAY MARRIED TO AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT!!!!!!!

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They already are in the military.
FREAKOUT!!11ty

351 Bulworth  May 13, 2014 10:08:03am

Chuck Hagel now wants transgenders in the military! Where will this stop?

Yes, when will this Liberty stop?

Oh, hi there, “Liberty” Project

352 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 10:40:13am

I’ve been going thru my image library,purging and organizing.

Is there any way to mass delete? Everytime I delete one image it takes me back to the first page and I have to go back to my the place where I was.

353 FemNaziBitch  May 13, 2014 10:42:22am

re: #341 Ian G.

I don’t even…..

What the hell is wrong with people who are so morbidly obsessed with the sex lives of consenting adults they’ve never met? Isn’t there something else you can occupy your time/mental energy with?

They can’t seem to get the idea that birth control exists.

Perhaps, in a time when it didn’t, other people’s behavior was something we could try to control for reasons of ______________. But, now, really with science and education there is no reason to meddle in other people’s sex lives.

354 Justanotherhuman  May 13, 2014 11:17:23am

re: #324 wheat-doggha — oo bird outside my window

16,000 psi. Yikes! That must have made quite a noise.

Flight MH370 is probably more than 7 miles down, deeper than Cameron’s sub was when it got crushed like a tin can.

I thought this was more interesting. Jim can buy another Nereus plus backup with his petty cash, no doubt.

Neo-Nazi murderer-rapist kills self in Mass. prison: ‘World better place without him’

rawstory.com


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